VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Reverend Pat Robertson says the United States will be “risking the wrath of God” if it forces Israel to surrender East Jerusalem to the Palestinians. On Monday’s broadcast of “The 700 Club,” Rev. Pat Robertson said he’s convinced that “he who touches Jerusalem touches the apple of God’s eye.” Doing so, he warned, would be “very dangerous.” Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert hinted Monday that he’s ready to share control of Jerusalem, saying Israel could do without controlling some of the holy city’s outlying Arab neighborhoods.
Rev. Pat Robertson triggered outrage last year by suggesting that former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s stroke was God’s punishment for ordering Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza.
Rev. Pat Robertson later apologized.