US evangelicals drive Republican support for Israel

Posted on AllSides November 15th, 2023
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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...

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