US evangelicals drive Republican support for Israel
Republican support for Israel has been near monolithic since the 7 October attack by Hamas.
Conservatives argue the US is backing a close ally, standing up for the region's only democracy and sending a message that terror against civilians will not be tolerated.
But there's more to it than that.
Evangelical conservatives are a key part of the Republican party's coalition, and these religious voters - and politicians - have a connection to the state of Israel that runs deep.
George Washington University religious scholar Christopher Rollston says: "There's a...