How do Israelis, Arabs & Evangelicals view VP Pence’s historic, controversial address to the Knesset? (With links)

Joel also shares his informative opinion on Palestinian leaders’ stance…

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Pence-KnessetUPDATED: (Jerusalem, Israel) — On Monday, I was humbled to be invited to watch Vice President Mike Pence’s historic address to the Knesset from inside the chamber.

It was the first time an American Vice President had ever addressed Israel’s 120-seat parliament, and Mr. Pence certainly covered a lot of ground and stirred an enormous amount of controversy. Among his key points, the V.P.: 

  • Spoke of his personal affection for Israel and the Jewish people and cited or alluded to more Scripture than probably any foreign leader who has spoken there.
  • Called on the Palestinian leadership to “return to the table” and agree to direct peace talks with Israel (they have refused such talks since 2014).
  • Praised Israeli, Egyptian and Jordanian leaders for making peace treaties in the past with American help.
  • Underscored the nuances of President Trump’s December announcement on Jerusalem and discussed the U.S. embassy’s move from Tel…

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2 thoughts on “How do Israelis, Arabs & Evangelicals view VP Pence’s historic, controversial address to the Knesset? (With links)

  1. Jesus said to love our enemies, pray for those who persecute us, do good to those who hate us, bless those who curse us; true Peace is only through the God of Peace, not the moon, star and sun gods/goddesses or elemental spirits of the universe with mixtures of good and evil; not through worldly governments or religions or people groups agreeing to peace. Peace comes through Peace itself: Christ Jesus! Only Jesus in every heart will bring external peace. Father pour your Spirit upon all flesh! Spirit of Truth bring all human beings into the Truth!

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