i24 News | Pro-Trump banners blanket Jerusalem ahead of visit

Jerusalem has been blanked, not with a coat of snow but with pro-Trump billboards.

Huge signs touting Trump as a “friend of Zion” and “Trump Make Israel Great” have been posted across the city.

The 42 billboards have been put up across the city at a cost of $100,000, Haaretz newspaper reported.

But who’s behind the sea of pro-Trump billboards?

The billboards say it’s courtesy of the Friends of Zion Museum, the pet project of Christian Zionist Mike Evans, according to Haaretz.

Evans is a prominent Christian Evangelist commentator who often pens columns for the local Jerusalem Post, along with the conservative Washington Times.

In a statement from his spokesperson given to Haaretz, Evans said:
“Donald Trump won the election because of a historic evangelical voter turnout – the largest in American history. Evangelicals tend not to be monolithic except on two issues – the Supreme Court and Israel. President Trump promised us he would recognize Jerusalem and move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. We wholeheartedly believe that this promise is non-negotiable and will happen while he is president.”

Evans is chairman of the Friends of Zion Museum, a venue located in downtown Jerusalem that highlights non-Jews who supported Zionism and Jewish causes.

Evans also sits on Trump’s evangelical advisory board.

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