Trump’s neutral stance on Israel questioned

Monday, February 29, 2016
 | 
Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Donald Trump in baseball capRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s continued lack of understanding about the difference between Israel and the terrorists who control the Palestinian territories is deeply troubling to one leader of a Messianic Jewish ministry.

During the latest GOP debate in Austin, Texas, the GOP frontrunner reiterated that he would take a neutral stance in disputes between Israel and the Palestinians.

Olive Tree Ministries Founder and Director Jan Markell, who hosts American Family Radio’s “Understanding the Times” program, believes that evangelicals who support Trump need to re-evaluate their position. 

"This is a bedrock evangelical position — not to be neutral when it comes to the Middle East conflict,” the Christian leader explained. “We have many churches now caving to replacement theology, which says the Church is the new Israel.”

Merkel cannot understand anyone’s argument to equally support Israel and the Palestinians in their longtime dispute.

“I'm not sure how you can be neutral when one side of the conflict — and it's certainly not all Palestinians, but too many of them — are simply barbarians because of their Islamic faith."

Markell says that it is incomprehensible that so many evangelical Christians can support Trump when both Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and former Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) both strongly support the nation of Israel.

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

How would you describe liberal congregations who have adopted and preach left-wing ideology?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Dismissing risks, Trump goes all-in on Bill Clinton's past
More than another call: Chief talks about school shooting
Latest: Train engineer identified as 29-year employee
Family of slain black man wants police to release full video
Latest: Superintendent: Training saved students' lives
1 dead, 74 hospitalized after New Jersey train crash
Clinton struggling to win over the young voters she needs
US twice tried to deport man killed by police in California

LATEST FROM THE WEB

#PrayersforJacob: 6-year-old boy in critical condition after shooting
Trump debunks report: 'Never did business with Cuba'
AGs file suit in last-ditch bid to stop hand-off of internet control
Stunner! 'Lesser of two evils' actually is greater good
Mainstream media covers kids who pillage and plunder; but not kids who pray

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
Trump flip-flops to back Obama's Cuban policy

Donald Trump 1According to one Cuban-born anti-communist activist, both of the Cuban-American GOP presidential candidates would do a great job in rolling back the disastrous polices instituted by President Barack Obama regarding the communist Island nation.