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Pence at embassy gala in D.C.: Trump ‘greatest defender of Israel ever’ in White House
“Just as President Truman made history then, Trump has made history now—thanks to his leadership, almost exactly 70 years to the minute since the rebirth of the Jewish state, the American Embassy officially opened in Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Israel,” declared Pence.
Haley and Pence tout Trump administration’s triumphs on Israel in AIPAC speeches
“Some people accuse us of favoritism towards Israel,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told AIPAC. “There's nothing wrong with showing favoritism towards an ally; that's what being an ally is all about.”
Stephen M. Flatow
Two vice presidential visits to Israel: what a difference!
Watching Pence’s address, I could not help but recall the very different actions of the last vice president who visited Israel.
Palestinians ramp up feud with the US
In line with the ongoing Palestinian boycott of the Trump administration, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas snubbed Vice President Mike Pence during the American leader’s visit to Israel this week and instead flew to Europe, where he implored the European Union to recognize a Palestinian state.
Jonathan S. Tobin
Have Republicans tried to redefine ‘pro-Israel?’
Most Israelis may have been thrilled with Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Israel, but some Jewish liberals were decidedly nonplussed by his eloquent speech to the Knesset. While the left’s lack of enthusiasm for anything coming out of the Trump administration is to be expected, the attempt to denigrate Pence’s stance as somehow damaging the bipartisan pro-Israel consensus is more than a little disingenuous.
Pence concludes Israel trip with ‘inspiring’ Western Wall visit
Pence concludes his visit by praying at the Western Wall, one of the holiest sites in Judaism.
Haym Salomon Center
Abraham H. Miller
Pence in Jerusalem ends Israel’s Obama era nightmare
In the tradition of giving a special blessing to foreigners who come to Jerusalem and acknowledge the Jewish roots of the city, Vice President Mike Pence has certainly earned such a benediction.