Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee has taken part in the symbolic building of an Israeli settlement in the West Bank.
The two-time presidential candidate laid bricks and spread cement Wednesday in a new neighborhood in Efrat. He says he may one day “purchase a holiday home” there.
Huckabee, whose daughter Sarah Huckabee Sanders is the White House press secretary, says he’s sure President Donald Trump would have been pleased to join him, “because he is a builder and he loves to see construction sites.”
Huckabee, who is also an evangelical pastor, says Trump is now “building a new world order.”
Israel captured the West Bank in the 1967 Mideast war. The Palestinians and much of the international community consider the hundreds of thousands of settlers that now live there to be an obstacle to peace.
(AP Photo/Oded Balilty)