In the US, the most ardent supporters of Greater Israel are not to be found in the Jewish communities of Florida, California or New York, but in conservative Christian states along the Bible Belt. Many right-wing evangelicals live there and are among Donald Trump’s most loyal voters. To please them, Trump moved the US embassy to Jerusalem, gave the green light for further settlement construction, and canceled the nuclear deal with Iran.
As “Israel’s best friend”, he also wanted to cover up the fact that his ideology could be connected to anti-Semitic topoi. Trump and his followers spread conspiracy myths, rail against “globalists” and a “deep state”. It is not far from there to the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion”.
Republican MP Marjorie Taylor Greene also regularly demonstrates that hugging Greater Israel and anti-Semitism are not mutually exclusive. “Joe Biden is Hitler,” she wrote in a tweet, and: “Nazijoe has to go.” Such comparisons quickly lead to a trivialization of the “Third Reich”. Complaints from Israel promptly came. Of course, nobody wants a tangible noise. Who knows how the next presidential election will turn out?