Thursday, September 22, 2011

Michael Tracey: "Rick Perry: God Commands Us to Support Israel" @ Mother Jones

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback flew to Florida Thursday at Perry's expense after endorsing Texas Gov. Rick Perry for president.


.. Danny Danon, the deputy speaker of the Israeli Knesset, seems to act as Perry's emissary of sorts, passing information between the governor and parliamentarians back home. "Whoever wants reaching a hand to support Israel, I will work with him," Danon told Mother Jones. "I have a long friendship with Christian friends I work with to support Israel." One of these "friends" is Glenn Beck, with whom Danon organized a controversial prayer rally in Jerusalem last month, drawing thousands of American evangelicals to the volatile heart of the Holy Land.

After the press conference, Danon chatted with famed Republican strategist Roger Stone, who showed up on his own accord—though he now works for Donald Trump in an advisory capacity. "We're going to get Mr. Trump to Israel in November," Stone told Danon. "He wants to do it. It's just a question of some business things he's got to work around." Danon graciously suggested arranging a meeting for Trump with top Israeli business leaders. "He would've been here today but for being out of the country," Stone continued. "They offered him $3 million—he's in Australia. He's doing two speeches, and he's being paid $3 million." ...

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