By John Newsinger
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Contradictions in Israel

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Issue 436

The extraordinary nature of the alliance between Donald Trump and the evangelical right in the US was once again put on display at the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem. Two evangelical pastors preached at the event, John Hagee and Robert Jeffress.

They both believe that the adherents of Judaism are damned to the fires of hell for all eternity and Hagee has, in the past, actually described Adolf Hitler as having been chosen by God to force the Jews to settle in Palestine.

To be fair, they both believe that Muslims and Catholics are also damned to eternal torment. The fact that the Israeli right are prepared to ally with such people shows how important they believe they are in influencing the Trump regime.

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