‘Biblical prophecy’: Fox host Judge Jeanine mocked for backing embassy’s Jerusalem move
Donald Trump has fulfilled a “biblical prophecy” by moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro declared, while broadcasting from Israel ahead of the site’s inauguration.
Pirro compared Trump to the ancient king, King Cyrus of Persia, who proclaimed some 2,500 years ago that Jewish exiles in Babylon could come back and rebuild their Temple in Jerusalem. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the same reference earlier this year after Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
“Donald Trump recognized history. He like King Cyrus before him, fulfilled the Biblical prophecy of the God worshipped by Jews, Christians and, yes, Muslims, that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Jewish state and that the Jewish people finally deserve a righteous, free and sovereign Israel,” Pirro said.
Judge Jeanine: Trump fulfilled biblical prophecy by moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem. pic.twitter.com/p5vVKvM0xp— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) May 13, 2018
Pirro’s statement was criticized by many on Twitter who described it as ‘dangerous.’ Others pondered where exactly the US embassy is referenced in the bible.
This is terrifying. I was forced to read “endtime” magazine as a kid. Lots of people really believe this.— Christian H. Cooper (@ChristianCooper) May 13, 2018
Sounds like Judge Jeanine has been hitting the AwesomeSauce Biggly! Hide her keys please. pic.twitter.com/ahueG4Bewn— 💙SunnySkol💙#VetsResistSupportSquadron (@sunnyskol) May 13, 2018
Please provide proof of where in the Bible this prophecy is. pic.twitter.com/xcWrjN1L4n— Sylvia (@Slymoonchild) May 13, 2018
I remember reading about the Unites States embassy in the bible. Can anyone tell me whether it was in Deuteronomy or Leviticus? Can’t recall.— Mɑɾisɑ 🌎 (@cueninja) May 13, 2018
The former judge and Republican politician also interviewed the US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, who said that although “Palestinians are not reacting well” to the move, they will come to “understand the United States continues extend its hands in peace and people need to focus on what’s important.”
Trump’s decision to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has been met with intense criticism around the world, particularly from Palestinians and the European Union.
Protests are taking place in the Gaza Strip ahead of the embassy inauguration, later Monday. More than a dozen demonstrators have been killed by Israeli forces and hundreds more have been injured.
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