Billboards and signs proclaiming, “Trump Is a Friend of Zion” and “Jerusalem Welcomes Trump” lined the streets of Jerusalem in a public welcome to President Donald Trump as he made his first trip to Israel this week. Dr. Michael Evans, Founder and Chair of the Friends of Zion Heritage Center, welcomed the American president. “Who could have imagined a U.S. president coming to Israel in the first six months of office?”
Evans congratulated Trump on “boldly going to the Western Wall – something no president has ever done before while in office.”
Evans continued, “Donald Trump won the election because of a historic evangelical turnout – the largest in American history. Evangelicals tend to not be monolithic except on two issues – the Supreme Court and Israel. President Trump promised us he would recognize Jerusalem and move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. We wholeheartedly believe that this promise is non-negotiable and will happen while he is in office.”
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Veronica Neffinger writes for PRNewswire and serves the Friends of Zion Museum.