On November 2nd, just days before the election of Donald Trump to the Presidency, Mr. Trump affirmed his support of five principles guiding a strong US-Israel relationship.
40,000 grassroots activists and 650 Christian leaders signed a petition, put forth by the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, addressed to both the presidential candidates.
Mrs. Clinton did not respond to the petition or the request for response to agree with the principals for Israel presented by the ICEJ and its large network of Christian leaders.
The five principles that Mr. Trump agreed to are –
– Locating the US Embassy to Jerusalem
– Supporting security aid to Israel
– Monitoring and acting on Iran’s terrorism and violations of the JCPOA Iran nuclear agreement
-Rejecting third party solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict forced on Israel
-Opposing Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions efforts levied at Israel.
The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) is the only Embassy representing a world global body that is located in Israel’s true capital, Jerusalem. The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem was established in 1980 in recognition of the biblical significance of all of Jerusalem, and its unique connection with the Jewish people of Israel. Today it represents millions of Christians, churches and denominations to the nation and people. The ICEJ has its head office in Jerusalem, reaching more than 140 countries with branch offices in over 85 nations
The Press Release issued by the ICEJ brought up Mr. Trump’s previous public comments in support of Israel.
In a meeting on September 25 with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu at Trump Tower, the Republican presidential candidate already declared,
“If I’m president, I’ll recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s undivided capital.”
Then on October 26, in a video at a Republican event in Jerusalem, Trump commented,
“My administration will stand side-by-side with the Jewish people and Israel’s leaders to continue strengthening the bridges that connect, not only Jewish Americans and Israelis, but also all Americans and Israelis. Together, we will stand up to enemies, like Iran, bent on destroying Israel and her people, together we will make America and Israel safe again.”
The US Director of the ICEJ, Susan Michael, responded to his comments saying, “The policies Mr. Trump has agreed to will enhance Israel’s standing in the world and directly benefit the United States in security, innovation, technology, and intelligence.”
The large network of Christian leaders associated with ICEJ is called “American Christian Leaders for Israel.” The ACLI letter was signed by Evangelical leaders representing diverse groups and denominations including Hispanic and African American Christians.