Huckabee: Evangelicals support Israel more than Jews

Former Republican presidential nomination says that support for Israel is strongest among Christians

Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and 2008 candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, says that American Jews just don’t support the Jewish state the way Christians do. Speaking to the Christian Broadcasting Network about his Evangelical Christian beliefs and his recent trip to Israel, Huckabee said: “One of the things I find most interesting is that generally Evangelicals are so much more supportive of Israel than the American Jewish community.” He explained that American Jews are split over issues like the division of Jerusalem and the building of settlements, while conservative Christians offer unified, total support for the premise that “there ought to be one city. It ought to be a Jewish state. And it ought to be secure.” He then went on to wonder why Jews don’t realize that conservative Evangelicals are “the best friends they’ve got.” Because there’s no better token of friendship than telling Jews that they’re not supportive enough of Israel.


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