Foreign Minister Yair Lapid meets with former Trump ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley and the founder of Christians United for Israel, Pastor John Hagee, who are both visiting from the US.
Lapid vowed earlier today to continue engagement with Israel’s evangelical supporters, while also doubling down on efforts to reach out to Diaspora Jewry. The strategy veers away from that taken by former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his ambassador to the US Ron Dermer, who suggested investing greater efforts in the former group.
Lapid, in turn, has vowed to improve relations with US Democrats which have faced blips hurdles during the Netanyahu era.
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