Donald Trump warns 'Israel in trouble' if he doesn't get elected US president in 2024

The former US president spoke out as he was given a silver Torah crown by Orthodox Jewish group


Donald Trump has warned that Israel’s future could be bleak if he is not re-elected to the presidency.

The former US President, who is running for reelection as Republic candidate in next year’s election, said: “If we don’t get in, Israel’s in big trouble.”

Trump was given a silver Torah crown by Rabbi David Katz, who headed a delegation of 150 Orthodox Jews to the former President’s golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.

The crown was inscribed with the words: “Give thanks to Hashem for He is Good, for His Kindness endures forever.

“Presented to President Donald J. Trump – for his extraordinary and heroic efforts to help the State of Israel and the Jewish People he and his family should be blessed eternally.”

The dinner for about 150 people was organised by the Israel Heritage Foundation, an Orthodox Israel advocacy group that launched last year.

Rabbi David Katz, the organisation’s executive director, stressed the group does not endorse any political candidate.

He added: “The event is about the past, not about the future."

Rabbi Katz went on to say Trump had earned his place in history for his steadfast support for Israel. These included his efforts to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

In the race for the Republican nomination next year, Trump leads his main rival, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, by a large margin in the most recent polls. President Joe Biden has already declared he will seek a second term as Democratic candidate.

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