Prediction: Israel-U.S. partnership key issue in 2020

Friday, August 23, 2019
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Israeli flagIsrael’s security and its relationship with the United States will remain one of President Trump's most critical election issues for 2020, predicts a pastor.

Sam Rohrer, president of the American Pastors Network, tells OneNewsNow he views 2020 as a pivotal year for our nation and the U.S.-Israel relationship.

“I believe we are witnessing, in part,” Rohrer says, “God's sovereign plan for the United States in the recognition of Israel, and helping to establish and protect Israel as a part of God's plan.”

Trump has publicly staked out support for Israel during his first term, predictably angering Palestinians and their far-left allies by favoring Israel in peace negotiations, and by moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem after past administrations claimed they would do so.

Trump at Western WallAt the same time, the antics of congressional lawmakers Rep. Ilhan Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib have exposed the anti-Semitism of the Left over the BDS movement. 

In more recent days, however, Trump gave Democrats political ammunition after suggesting some Jews show “great disloyalty” by supporting the Democratic Party over the Republican Party and his administration.

The accusation of “disloyalty” makes many Jews bristle over what they call an “anti-Semitic trope,” and Democrats and left-wing Jewish groups angrily lashed out at Trump, The Hill reported hours after Trump made the statement.

Trump and Netanyahu at WEF Jan 2018Exit polls from 2016 showed 70 percent of Jewish Americans voted for Hillary Clinton according to The Hill.

Jan Markell, of Olive Tree Ministries, told American Family Radio that Trump has helped repair the U.S.-Israel relationship after eight years of Barack Obama.

“When Obama came to power in ’09,” Markell recalled, “he was so open and just plain forthright about his loathing of Israel.”

Regarding the actions of Omar and Tlaib, Markell told the radio network it reminds her of Psalm 83 “where Israel's enemies are saying, Let us come wipe out the very memory of her existence.”

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