Donald Trump’s campaign is launching an effort to persuade expat US citizens living in Israel to vote for the Republican candidate in the November elections.
Despite a children’s concert taking place in the same space — previously unknown to the campaign — the first official event is taking place outside the mall in the central town of Modiin, with a stall signing people up to register to vote. Similar events are planned in other towns and cities with high numbers of English speakers.
Tzvika Brot, manager of the Israel campaign, says they signed up 300 people today in Modiin and Jerusalem.
“There are 350,000 US voters in Israel, with many from the swing states. Most of them lean to the right and to the Republican party,” Brot says, explaining the importance of the campaign.
“We are saying to them that if you want a pro-Israel president, now is the time to do your reserve duty to the US. If people want to make a difference then they need to register to vote today.”
— Raoul Wootliff