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Young Evangelical support for Israel drops by half in 3 years – study

While the evangelical Christian establishment is in the pro-Israel camp, increasing numbers of young evangelicals support Palestinian rights – a position held by many Southern Baptists decades ago when they overwhelming opposed Truman’s 1948 recognition of Israel…

Today’s diverse and globally connected generation of evangelicals has its own ideas and priorities. It is more interested in social justice, less invested in the culture wars and increasingly weary of conservative politics…

by Walker Robins, reposted from The Conversation, July 19, 2021 (Photos of John Rice and Southern Baptist Convention added by IAK)

Israel’s former ambassador to the U.S., Ron Dermer, made waves in May 2021 when he publicly suggested that Israel should prioritize its relationship with American evangelicals over American Jews.

Dermer described evangelicals as the “backbone of Israel’s support in the United States.” By contrast, he described American Jews as “disproportionately among [Israel’s] critics.”

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