Olmert’s (former) Evagelical Christian friends

Reuters looks at Ehud Olmert’s ties to Evangelical Christians, and how they’ve suffered due to his peace policies:

An Israeli investigation into fraud and corruption has turned a spotlight on how Ehud Olmert, when mayor of Jerusalem, raised funds from rich American Jews.

Less in view have been fruitful financial ties Olmert enjoyed with evangelical Christians in the United States, a relationship that became strained after the prime minister launched talks with Palestinians that could return parts of Jerusalem to Arab rule. …

Olmert’s relationship with many Christians has soured.

“I think he’s changed over the years and power can do that,” said one pastor who attended Olmert’s fundraisers in the past.

“I don’t think it’s the same Ehud Olmert that we knew.”

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