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Tue May 14, 2019, 07:19 PM

U.S. Ambassador Says Israel Is 'on the Side of God'

Source: New York Times

U.S. Ambassador Says Israel Is ‘on the Side of God’

By David M. Halbfinger
May 14, 2019

JERUSALEM — The United States ambassador to Israel, a driving force in crafting the Trump administration’s long-awaited proposal to settle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, declared Tuesday that Israel was “on the side of God.”

Speaking at a celebration sponsored by an American evangelical group to mark the anniversary of the move of the United States embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, Ambassador David M. Friedman said that Israel was gaining strength for two reasons.

First, he said, the relationship between the two countries was growing “stronger and stronger and stronger.”

“And the second is that Israel has one secret weapon that not too many countries have,” Mr. Friedman added. “Israel is on the side of God, and we don’t underestimate that.”

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Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/14/world/middleeast/us-ambassador-israel-god.html

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Source: The Times of Israel

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By RAPHAEL AHREN
14 May 2019, 11:04 pm

Israel is on God’s side, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said Tuesday at an event celebrating the one-year anniversary of the US embassy’s opening in Jerusalem, which he described as a “new shrine” that deeply moved tourists to flock to en masse.

“Israel has one secret weapon that not too many countries have: Israel is on the side of God. And we don’t underestimate that,” Friedman said at the gala event in the capital attended by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“We have done something that has not been in quite some time: We have created a new shrine in the ancient city of Jerusalem, and we’re extremely proud of it,” he told a capacity crowd in the ballroom of the David Citadel hotel.

“What I get perhaps the greatest satisfaction from is not watching people coming in to change their passports or get their visas or engage in diplomatic or commercial issues. But what I really get a kick out of are the tourists who come to visit the embassy,” Friedman said.

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Read more: https://www.timesofisrael.com/jerusalem-has-a-new-shrine-us-envoy-says-of-embassy/

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no_hypocrisy May 2019 #1

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Tue May 14, 2019, 07:41 PM

1. Missing the irony (or hypocrisy) of the Third Reich's favorite belt buckle

"Gott Mit Uns" or God is on our side.

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