To prevent an evangelical turn away from Israel, Christian leaders should focus on our common origins, not on what will happen at the end of days.
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With Talk of Annexation, Benny Gantz Sends a Message to the U.S.
On Tuesday, the former IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz, who is campaigning for a third time to oust Benjamin Netanyahu from the Israeli premiership, announced that if elected he will seek to annex the Jordan Valley. He added the important caveat that he wants to do so “in coordination with the international community”—a promise that, as many have pointed out, is nearly impossible to fulfill. While it is easy to speculate about the political calculations behind this pledge, Jonathan Tobin suggests that it is also intended as a message to American liberals: