Saturday, September 18th | 13 Tishri 5782

The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2017


Michael ‘Mike’ Pence

Vice president of the United States

“On that day, a prophecy literally came to pass,” US Vice President Mike Pence said at a recent ceremony marking Israel’s Independence Day. Pence has shown the sincerity of this sentiment, serving as one of the most publicly pro-Israel members of the new administration.

In particular, the vice president has worked to reassure sometimes skeptical audiences of Trump’s personal dedication to Israel’s cause.

“Under President Donald Trump, let me assure you of this – if the world knows nothing else, the world will know this: America stands with Israel,” he has stated. “Every day in every week, the Jewish people’s dignity rebukes all who would condemn them, not for what they do wrong, but for what they do right.”

In particular, Pence has singled out the Iranian nuclear threat, saying, “The United States of America will not allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon. This is our solemn promise to you, to Israel, and to the world.”

Pence has also been a strong advocate of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, reassuring pro-Israel audiences that the president continues to consider it a priority despite delaying the move. (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.)


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