'Trump would lose Evangelical support if he doesn't support sovereignty'

Evangelical leader Mike Evans says Evangelical community expects President Trump to recognize Jewish people's right to the land of Israel.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Mike Evans
Mike Evans
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Evangelical leader Mike Evans, the founder of the Friends of Zion Museum in Jerusalem warned that the Trump Administration risks losing the support of American Evangelicals if it does not recognize Israel's sovereignty in Judea and Samaria.

In an interview with Israel Hayom, Evans praised the Trump Administration for its close relationship with Israel. "Today we have a dream team. The Secretary of State is Mike Pompeo, an Evangelical, and he has changed the direction of the State Department, which has traditionally sought to weaken Israel. Vice President Mike Pence is Israel's biggest supporter in Washington as [Israeli] Ambassador Ron Dermer has stated. And above all is President Trump, who is the biggest supporter the Evangelical community has ever had and the most pro-Israel president who has ever lived."

Addressing the upcoming US presidential elections, Evens said that "the question now is whether Trump wants to be president. The Evangelical community gave Trump the presidency for two reasons: to be pro-life (meaning against abortions) and to support Israel. We have not forgotten who owns the land of Israel or the theological basis for it, We believe that the land belongs to the Jewish people, because that was G-d's decision in the Hebrew Bible and you cannot say that the bible is illegal,"

"If the president does not recognize the decision to apply sovereignty that Netanyahu will bring - and I say this with a heavy heart - then he will have put himself at odds with the voice of the Evangelical community. All of the amazing things which he has done for Israel show where he wants to go. Therefore, I am sure that he will not renege on his promise to support Israel. Because the elections are in four months and he will not win without the support of the Evangelicals. He may be the most pro-Israel president ever, but we will not change our position that G-d gave the land to the Jewish people."



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