Israel and Evangelicals: New U.S. Embassy Signals a Growing Alliance

Source: The New York Times

By David D. KirkpatrickElizabeth Dias and David M. Halbfinger

A night after the dedication of the new United States Embassy in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel convened American evangelicals to plan their next steps.

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In a conference room off his office, Mr. Netanyahu thanked the small circle of prominent pastors and activists on Tuesday for pressing President Trump to open the embassy, breaking with decades of American policy that Jerusalem’s status should be decided in peace talks.

Which embassy would be next? Mr. Netanyahu wanted to know, running through a list of other countries with strong evangelical churches. Guatemala, Paraguay and Honduras had already followed the United States in announcing their intention to move their embassies to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, but what about Brazil, India or even China?

“The prime minister was very excited,” recalled Mario Bramnick, the Cuban-American pastor of a Pentecostal church near Miami and a Trump supporter who attended the meeting.

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2 replies

  1. Of course the Israelis are pleased to ‘use’ the Evangelicals for political gains, but in fact do not respect them at all.

  2. (Just as a reminder. The views expressed in ‘comments’ are my own and do not represent official policy of The Muslim Times blog !)

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