"Most of all Israel has blessed this world by pointing us to you, the one true God, through the message of her prophets, the scriptures and the Messiah", the pastor said.
The pastor who spoke at the event marking the relocation of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem has hit back at claims he is a "bigot", denying making inflammatory comments about Judaism.
The Dallas-based Southern Baptist is a megachurch founder and a staunch supporter of President Trump.
Opposing Mitt Romney's nomination, Jeffress said in 2011 that he sees Mormonism as a "theological cult", and not a real religion, as he was rallying behind governor Rick Perry during 2012 presidential race.
"Such a religious bigot should not be giving the prayer that opens the United States Embassy in Jerusalem", said Gov. Mitt Romney on Twitter.
A controversial Islamophobic pastor is set to lead a prayer at the opening ceremony of the American embassy in Jerusalem al-Quds, reports say. His praise for Netanyahu was interspersed with his praise for Trump.
At the time, many in the media criticized the social conservative pastor for past comments he made about Muslims, Mormons, Jews, the LGBT community, Catholics and others. Israeli soldiers shot and killed dozens Palestinians during mass protests along the Gaza border on Monday. He's also trotted out exhausted anti-gay talking points throughout his career, claiming that 70 percent of gay people have AIDS and throwing words like "perversion" and "pedophilia" around like Rick Santorum didn't do it better. As per Tel Aviv, the military was forced to do so as they saw multiple explosive devices in the hands of the protesters.
"Going in and out of biblical verse, Hagee preached: "'And they the hunters should hunt them, ' that will be the Jews. What could possibly go wrong?
The Rev. John Hagee, senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, and national chairman of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), gave the benediction following the dedication ceremony that included remarks by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Trump advisors Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin attending as part of the US delegation.
You may not have been paying attention to Venezuela amid all the excitement in US politics, Oliver said, "but what is happening in Venezuela is not just extremely important, it is absolutely worth paying attention to", a tragic tale of "epic mismanagement". US President Donald J. Trump's administration will officially transfer the ambassador's offices to the consulate building and temporarily use it as the new US Embassy in Jerusalem as of 14 May 2018.
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