Vice President Pence spoke at the Christian United for Israel Washington Summit on July 17, 2017, offering strong support for Israel, and pledging undying solidarity to it from the United States of America.
In his speech, he thanked pastors and friends whom he has developed bonds with, while speaking on behalf of President Trump, who, in Pence’s estimation, is a strong believer. Below are excerpts from his delivery:
“Now as the Good Book says: If you owe debts, pay debts. If honor, then honor. If respect, then respect. And I’m really here on the President’s behalf and on our entire team’s behalf to pay a debt of gratitude to all of you who helped elect a President who is fighting every single day to defend faith, restore freedom, and strengthen America’s unbreakable bond with our most cherished ally, Israel…”
“In Jerusalem, our President said that the bond between America and Israel in his words “is woven together in the hearts of our people” – and Christians United for Israel proves this statement true every single day all across this country...”
“And today, through Christians United for Israel, more than 3.3 million believers have raised their voices, have not been silent in support of Israel, and you can be heard in every city and town across America and in every office on Capitol Hill. And rest assured, the man down the street at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue hears you, too...”
“My friends, to look at Israel is to see that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob keeps his promises, keeps the promises He makes to His people and to each one of us…”
“How unlikely was Israel’s birth, how more unlikely has been her survival, and how confounding, against the odds, has been her thriving…”
“Since the moment of their independence, the Jewish people have awed the world with their strength of will and their strength of character…”
The Jewish people have turned the desert into a garden, sickness into health, scarcity into plenty, despair into hope, and slander into blessings – rebuking all who condemn them; not for what they do wrong, but for what they do right…”
“And under President Donald Trump, if the world knows nothing else, the world will know this: America stands with Israel. Now and always.”
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