(RNS) — Christians United for Israel says it supports a Jewish state, but it considers Jews useful only insofar as they trigger the end of days.
"The whole world hates us." Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein proved that wrong.
DALLAS (RNS) — Zion Oil & Gas spent $150 million chasing its founder's dream of finding oil in Israel. Now that dream and the company may go bust.
(RNS) — The decision to update American policy regarding the holy city was both right and righteous.
(RNS) — Many American evangelicals cheered because they understood the United States' recognition of Jerusalem as the 'once and eternal' capital of Israel as a fulfillment of biblical prophecy.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — For many evangelical Christians and Orthodox Jews, the controversial relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is not only a smart political move, but the fulfillment of divine prophecy.
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian Christians say U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's brand of evangelical Christianity, with its fervent embrace of modern-day Israel as fulfillment of biblical prophecy, lacks their faith's compassion and justice, including for those who have endured half a century of Israeli occupation.
(RNS) — Some evangelical Christian leaders have greeted it as the beginning of a final battle between good and evil, writes Matthew Gabriele. (COMMENTARY)
JERUSALEM (AP) — Large crowds of worshippers across the Muslim world staged anti-U.S. marches, some stomping on posters of Donald Trump or burning American flags in the largest outpouring of anger yet at the U.S. president's recognition of bitterly contested Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
(The Conversation) — For many of President Trump’s evangelical supporters this is a key step in the progression of events leading to the second coming of Jesus.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — The president made the declaration despite world leaders' warnings that the move would further incite an already volatile region and make it harder to restart peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians.
(RNS) — Trump's announcement on Wednesday (Dec. 6) followed days of speculation and concern from many that such a move could lead to violence and quash hopes for a U.S.-backed Mideast peace plan. Many religious leaders echoed that concern, while others welcomed the decision — notably Trump's evangelical Christian supporters.
WASHINGTON (AP) — He also for the first time personally endorsed the concept of a "two-state solution" for Israel and the Palestinians, provided both sides agree to it.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Any recognition of Israel's control over the city will be welcomed by Israel and be popular with pro-Israel evangelical Christian voters who make up a key part of Trump's base. But it could also trigger violence in the region and infuriate key allies in the Arab world and in the West.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Francis said he was 'profoundly concerned' about recent developments concerning Jerusalem and declared the city a unique and sacred place for Christians, Jews and Muslims that has a 'special vocation for peace.'
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