MembersIsrael and the Trump Cabinet

Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election was a surprise to everyone, including Israel, which had all but resigned itself to four more years of Obama Administration policies under Hillary Clinton.

By Ryan Jones |
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But with Trump now in the White House, Israel is filled with new optimism.

 

Of course, the controversial real estate mogul won’t govern alone. So who are the people that will help Trump make his decisions, and where do they stand on issues relating to Israel?

 

Vice President Mike Pence

 

Mike Pence is an easy one. Since his selection as Trump’s running mate back in July 2016, the Indiana governor’s Evangelical Christian credentials have been touted. As a man who relies on the Word of God, Pence’s support of Israel goes beyond strategic US interests. “Let me say emphatically, like the overwhelming majority of my constituents, my Christian faith compels me to cherish the State of Israel,” Pence said in an address to AIPAC, the pro-Israel lobby in Washington, in 2009.

 

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

 

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