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Noah Feldman

Theology Can’t Explain Trump’s Golan Heights Announcement

And the other plausible reasons don’t make much sense for the U.S. either.

Twitter diplomat.

Twitter diplomat.

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Critics upset at U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for saying that God might have put Donald Trump in office to protect Israel from Iran should take a step back and look at the big picture.

Pompeo was responding to a leading question on the Christian Broadcast Network, and his response was actually pretty diplomatic: “As a Christian, I certainly believe that’s possible.”