Who Better Than Bibi to Leverage Christian Support? Amos Ben Gershom/Flash90

Who Better Than Bibi to Leverage Christian Support?

Among Israeli politicians, few understand Israel’s Christian supporters like Netanyahu.

Love him or hate him, there is one crucial area in which Benjamin Netanyahu stands head and shoulders above his political rivals–his ability to connect to and leverage Christian support for Israel. For years, Christian support was appreciated, but not necessarily taken seriously in connection to the political and physical threats facing the Jewish state. As such, Netanyahu’s warm ties to the global Israel-loving Evangelical Christian community was likewise seen as little more than an interesting sideshow.  All that changed over the past couple of years. With the election of Donald Trump in the United States, followed by Jair Bolsonaro…