June 18, 2019

Why Ted Cruz blasting anti-Israel Christians really, really matters

Update (Sept. 11, 5:45 p.m.): IDC president Toufic Baaklini released another statement that reads in part, “In last night’s Solidarity Gala Dinner, Senator Cruz chose to stand against the small and vocal minority of attendees who disagree with his views on Israel rather than standing with the vast majority of those who attended the gala and support both Israel and the Middle East’s Christians.” He added that there were “more people shouting down the hecklers than there were hecklers” and that the latter were removed by security. He also said that Cruz's statement that some in the audience were “consumed with hate…was as unfortunate” as what the hecklers did.

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At a Wednesday night event in Washington, D.C. that publicized the persecution by Islamists of Arab Christians, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a Southern Baptist, excoriated a segment of the Christian crowd for not supporting Israel and the Jews. And then he walked off stage in protest.

Only in America, right?

As originally reported by the Daily Caller, and observable in the video clip below, at a summit for a new group called “In Defense of Christians”, or IDC, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was booed by a segment of the crowd when he said that “Christians have no greater ally than Israel.”