When the US President Donald J. Trump arrives in Jerusalem, he’ll find his supporters have preceded him with billboards, banners and front-page advertisements in the Jerusalem Post, all of which aim to welcome him to the State of Israel. The billboards and signs proclaim that “Trump Is a Friend of Zion” and “JerUSAlem Welcomes Trump.” Others ask the president of the United States to “Make Israel Great!”

The initiative was launched by Dr. Michael Evans, founder of the Friends of Zion Heritage Center and a supporter of Donald J. Trump, who served on his campaign’s Evangelical Advisory Board. He was also numbered among a small group of Christian leaders hosted for dinner by the president and vice president at the White House on May 3, 2017, on the eve of the United States’ annual National Day of Prayer commemoration.

President Trump received a record amount of evangelical support in the 2016 presidential election, and has continued to make the constituency a priority in his administration’s policies.

“Anytime the president of the United States comes to Israel it is significant, but there’s a special significance to President Trump coming so early in his presidency,” said Dr. Michael Evans. “We wanted to make it abundantly clear how grateful we are for his visit and the anticipation we have for a stronger-than-ever relationship between the United States and Israel.”

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