Oh, and billboards and buses too are carrying a message concocted by a lunatic called Mike Evans, 70, founder of Friends of Zion Heritage Centre in Jerusalem.
In reporting on the appearance of the banners and signs, Charisma News trumpeted:
Around the world this Christmas, millions of Christians – and Jews – can thank Donald Trump for the great Christmas gift of recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
It went on to explain that Evans, the man behind this idiocy believes – “along with other evangelical leaders” – that Trump is:
A modern day Cyrus, the Persian King in the Bible who helped the Jewish people return to Jerusalem after the Babylonian exile.
Said Evans, above:
No president in history has ever built such an alliance for the State of Israel and the Jewish people, and no president has courageously stood up for the State of Israel on the global stage as President Trump.
President Trump’s historic recognition of Jerusalem will secure his place in history as the first American president to take that step since the founding of the State of Israel in 1948.
We believe what he (Trump) did is going to bring the blessing of God on our own country America.
On the other hand, many others believe that Trump may end up sparking a religious war.
The current campaign, involving 110 signs, is scheduled to continue until Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Israel in mid-January.
Before I head off for winter solstice lunch with friends at a nearby Spanish restaurant, may I take this opportunity wish all Freethinker supporters a jolly festive season and a very happy new year.
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