Religious Leaders Divided Over Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

NPR’s Tom Gjelten reports, “President Trump’s declaration that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital and his order to move the U.S. Embassy brought quick and sharply differing reactions from Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders.” Wednesday’s decision was especially embraced by evangelical Christians, according to Gjelten. He writes, “Evangelicals feel a special kinship with Jerusalem as the city where they believe Jesus Christ was crucified and rose again. Some sects even take an eschatological view, arguing that Jesus will return to Earth in Jerusalem, once all Jews are reunited there.”

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