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Israel’s Unholy and Transient Alliance With U.S. Evangelicals

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U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to relocate the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem was intended first and foremost to reward evangelical Christians for their enthusiastic support for him during and after his election campaign. The participation in Monday’s dedication ceremony of two extremist, controversial evangelical leaders, both of whom have made disparaging comments about Jews in the past, highlights this unholy alliance.

Christian evangelical movements in the United States claim tens of millions of followers. Most of them believe that Israel’s establishment hastens the second coming of their Messiah and that the reestablishment of the Kingdom of Israel and the Temple are........

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