In response to President Donald Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is vowing to extend support for the Kurdish people, who have played a pivotal role in defeating ISIS.
Netanyahu joins a bevy of evangelical leaders in America who have rebuked Trump for pulling armed forces out of northern Syria, arguing the U.S. presence in the region kept bad actors in Turkey at bay.
In addition, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) — among others — called out the White House after Trump defended his decision, claiming it fulfilled his campaign promise to get the country out of “endless wars.”
“Our presence there was not meant to engage in endless wars,” Crenshaw wrote in response. “It was there to deter further warfare.”
The 2017 winner of the Miss Iraq beauty pageant, Sarah Idan, commended the Israeli prime minister for promising to “extend humanitarian assistance to the gallant Kurdish people.”
“And people wonder why I stand with Israel,” Idan wrote. “[I] heard many countries say ‘they condemn,’ but not a single one said they will extend assistance to [the Kurds].”
As CBN News reported, Idan faced a lot of backlash when she first came out as an advocate of Israel. The former Miss Iraq gained a lot of international attention — much of it negative — when she posted a photo of herself with Miss Israel Adar Gandelsman to her Instagram account.
In July, Idan shared an article claiming lawmakers in the Middle Eastern country’s parliament support stripping her of her citizenship — a move she called “inhumane.”
For her part, Idan defended herself in 2017, after facing a lot of criticism. She wrote in a follow-up post: “I want to stress that the purpose of the picture was only to express hope and desire for peace between the two countries,” referring to Iraq and Israel.