Netanyahu touts Trump alliance as elections near

Monday, February 11, 2019
 | 
Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Benjamin NetanyahuPresident Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have something in common, says the head of a messianic Jewish ministry: both men are fighting enemies who oppose their embrace of nationalism.

With elections coming next month in Israel, Prime Minister Netanyahu is hoping his friendship with Donald Trump will be an asset.

Recently Netanyahu's Likud party plastered huge billboards of the two leaders together and launched a Trump-like weekly webcast to counter what it calls the "fake news" industry.

The ad campaign reflects Trump's popularity in Israel in his recognizing Jerusalem as its capital and moving the U.S. Embassy there.

The Wall Street Journal, meanwhile, reports the Israeli prime minister is an "embattled" politician due to fractured political alliances and accusations of corruption. 

Trump at Western WallJan Markell, founder and director of Olive Tree Ministries, predicts that Natanyahu will win election but says there is "pushback" in his own country.

"Remember, there's an Israeli left just like there's an American left," she recently told America Family Radio. "And one of things these leftists don't like is when their leaders embrace nationalism. And both Netanyahu and President Trump are ardent nationalists."

Markell says some Israelis compare Trump to King Cyrus, who decreed that the Jews should be allowed to rebuild their temple after their Babylonian activity ended. Some Israelis believe Trump would help Israel re-build the temple, she says.

Israeli elections are scheduled for April 9.

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

What is your opinion over President Trump declaring a 'national emergency' on U.S.-Mexico border?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Trump says he has 'absolute right' to declare emergency
Feds share watchlist with 1,400 private groups
Mexico closes temporary migrant shelter near US border
Judge OKs suit aimed at halting Obama library in Chicago
Pressure builds to get civilians out of last IS-held enclave
Bernie Sanders says he's running for president in 2020
Trump criticizes California over lawsuit against border wall
New questions raised in Smollett attack claims

LATEST FROM THE WEB

McCabe reveals the 'one thing' that stood out from his fateful call with Flynn
House Dems blame GOP for 'gutted' tax refunds
Report: Trump administration launches global initiative to end criminalization of homosexuality
The 2 things that hold back blacks
Get woke, get fired

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
Democratic AGs team up against 'common-sense' barrier

border wall jumper near Tijuana, MexicoA conservative black activist says Democrats have become unhinged by President Donald Trump's decision to declare a national emergency in order to fund a barrier along the southern border - and a GOP member of Congress explains why he implored the president not to sign the "border deal" in the first place.