In the Negative World, support from evangelicals may become more of a liability than an asset for Israel
Thank you for the white pill. Of the views predominantly held by American evangelicals, the decline of this one is something I can feel good about.
"If these trends continue, they will make evangelicals, who are themselves shrinking in numbers and significance, more conspicuous as outlier supporters of Israel rather than simply particularly enthusiastic supporters of a pro-Israel position that represents the mainstream."
In that case, support for Israel will have already reached a non-mainstream level, in which case support for Israel would be near-zero without evangelicals, and thus Israel would have lost its support in America already. It sounds like evangelical support for Israel will only be a liability when Israel is already a pariah elsewhere in our society, anyway.
And so? Does that mean we shouldn't support Israel??
“Hard right turn under Netanyahu”? Seriously? No more “peace deals” and reform of out-of-control Supreme Court = hard right turn?
I certainly hope it becomes a liability for Ted Cruz, who infamously harangued a room full of middle-eastern Christians for being insufficiently pro-Israel.
Great forward thinking. Alternatively, the far-left may have overplayed its hand this time. DEI that (allegedly) helps American minorities is one thing. Mobs on antisemitic rampages on US campuses are another thing.
I'm glad to say I have never personally witnessed a "land acknowledgment." Maybe someday I'll get myself escorted out of one for booing and heckling.