(By Dr. Jim Garlow) Why should Donald Trump—or any American presidential candidate—care about one tiny nation halfway around the world? After all, there are approximately 200 nations on the Earth. Why all the attention on just one?  A few weeks ago, my book Well Versed: Biblical Answers to Today’s Tough Issues was released, laying out the biblical underpinnings to 30 political and social issues. Only one nation—of all the nations in the world—got its own chapter.

It is Israel. But why all this fascination with Israel? Why should we care about a land mass no bigger than New Jersey? After all, it only occupies less than ½ of 1 percent of all the land in the Middle East. Why this tiny state? My wife, Rosemary Schindler Garlow (yes, she is distantly related, by her first marriage, to Oskar Schindler of Schindler’s List fame)—is about to make her 58th trip to Israel. I am about to make my 11th. Why this one nation? READ MORE