As U.S. Jews Cool To Israel, Evangelicals Flock There As Tourists

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By Tom Gjelten

President Trump’s evident desire to identify who’s most “loyal” to Israel has a clear winner: U.S. evangelicals.

Not only do they outpace U.S. Jews in their support for policies that favor the Israeli government, but U.S. evangelicals have also become the fastest-growing sector of the Israeli tourism market. The developments may even be related.

“I’d say close to 100% of our travelers come back extremely pro-Israel in their political views,” says Andy Cook, a pastor who leads evangelical tours of the Holy Land twice a year.

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