Gov. Ron DeSantis may or may not ever get to do a travelogue of Israel, but based on comments Friday, there is one place he likely won’t compliment much.
During remarks to the 2023 Presidential Thanksgiving FAMiLY Forum in Iowa, the Florida Governor talked about his trip to Bethlehem, which is administered by the Palestinian Authority, and how the municipality wasn’t up to the standards of cities controlled by Israelis.
“In fact, Bethlehem is controlled by the Palestinian Arabs. And so there, there’s a church where you can go where they, they say, is where Christ was born.”
“And it’s a beautiful church. But (when) you walk out, first of all, it’s like a pigsty. The city, it’s not well-kept....