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Evangelicals Embrace Trump’s Peace Plan Saying It Recognizes the Bible “As Legal”

posted on January 31, 2020

Religion News Service’s Yonat Shimron reports that Donald Trump’s plan for peace in the Mideast, announced on Tuesday, has garnered support from many prominent evangelicals. Shimron writes, “Evangelical leaders who were briefed on the proposal during the three years it took to draft it said the plan was close to biblical, mindful that even Abraham divided his property with Lot, his nephew, after a quarrel.” While the plan cedes parts of the West Bank as well as parts of Negev Desert to the Palestinians, it does not offer a two-state solution. Jeremy Ben-Ami, president of the progressive advocacy group J Street, called the plan “the logical culmination of repeated bad-faith steps this administration has taken to validate the agenda of the Israeli right, prevent the achievement of a viable, negotiated two-state solution.”

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