Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (second from left, first row) and President Reuven Rivlin (third from left) pose with heads of all the Israeli political parties after the opening session of the 20th Knesset on March 31, 2015.
This is the most positive article I’ve ever seen in the Israeli mainstream press about Messianic Jews. It appeared in the Jerusalem Post February 2, 2018 —Shira Sorko-Ram
By Itzhak Rabihiya As featured in the June Maoz Israel Report
No president in the history of the United States has given as much power and influence to Evangelical Christians than President Donald Trump. The once decadent playboy from New York has steadily appointed self-described devout Christians, such as Mike Pence, Nikki Haley and Mike Pompeo, to the most influential positions in the U.S. government, almost – some would say – to the complete exclusion of non-Evangelicals.
Many people struggle to understand the relationship between these strange bedfellows. It has not been revealed that the president has undergone some sort of personal religious conversion over the past few years. It is more likely that Trump simply recognizes that these hard-core conservative Christians were some of the only serious leaders who refused to join the “Never Trump” movement within the Republican establishment during the elections. In other words, he may not have had a choice, forced to choose from the only qualified candidates left standing in his pool of potential appointees.