"President Trump, when I spoke to him in the White House about this several weeks ago, he said this very emphatically,” Hagee continued. “He said, 'Other presidents have failed you, but I will not disappoint the Christian community in this issue. I will stand with Israel, and we will at some point in time, move the embassy.'"
Hagee, who is also the senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, shared with CBN that he discussed the importance of 2017 as a “jubilee year”: "...I told him that God measures everything in modules of 50 years. And I said this is a principle that's carried out in Leviticus, the 25th chapter. I said, 'If you look at 1917, it was a Jubilee Year, and the Balfour Amendment came, and then in 50 years, it was 1967, and Jerusalem was reconnected to Israel. And you add 50 to 1967, and you're in 2017.' I said, 'This is the year to move the embassy and make that declaration because it is a biblical timing of absolute precision.’”
Hagee also explained the significance of the Jewish State to God Himself, and why it should be significant to Christians as well: "Christians should care about Israel because the entirety of the Bible beginning at Genesis all the way to the end is God's position paper on the Jewish people. God found a man by the name of Abraham and He made a covenant with him," Hagee continued. "Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, recorded in the book of Genesis, that He was going to give them a strip of real estate in the Middle East, and that piece of real estate would be theirs forever."
"Forever means today, tomorrow and forever," he continued. "It has nothing to do with what the Palestinians think, what the Russians think, what the UK has the opinion of; it belongs to the Jewish people. And Israel is the gateway to God's blessing in the Bible. Genesis 12: 'I will bless those who bless you.’ World history can be summed up in one sentence. The nations that blessed Israel were blessed of God, and the nations that cursed Israel were cursed of God.”