In typical Mike Pence style, our Vice President stood before the appreciative AIPAC crowd to proclaim greetings and promises from President Trump, America’s unwavering support of Israel, and Old Testament blessings that every good Jew would recognize! He has a way of connecting with his audience, particularly when it comes to Israel!
He alluded very specifically to the work of US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, of whom he said, “President Trump promised to stand up for the state of Israel and antisemitism on the world stage. With Ambassador Nikki Haley on the job, the days of Israel bashing at the United Nations are over!”
Regarding the Trump administration’s soon-to-be-announced peace plan, he warned that it will require compromise on each side, but stated clearly: “The United States of America will never compromise the safety and security of the Jewish state of Israel.”
Toward the end, when talking about Israel’s miraculous re-birth and survival, he quoted a portion of “Shehecheyanu” in both English and Hebrew:
(Our God) has given us life, sustained us, and allowed us to reach this day.
Shehecheyanu v’kimanu v’higianu las ‘man hazah.
Indeed, connecting with the American-Jewishness of the crowd!
You can watch VP Pence’s entire 21-minute speech here: