Mike Johnson Is Not Your Run-of-the-Mill Christian Zionist

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“This is not to say that no Jews push narratives of Israeli or Jewish exceptionalism. Many readily do so in order to authorize military aggression or combat antisemitism. At the recent ‘Night to Honor Israel,’ Israeli Ambassador Gilad Erdan told crowds that his country is ‘the vanguard of civilization.’ It is ‘fighting in defense not only of itself but of the entire free world.’ Ben Lorber, a Jewish scholar at Political Research Associates, commented on X, ‘This is Erdan rallying the troops.’”

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