- Results of the 2018midterms shifted the balance
of power right here in Washington DC,
but as Chris Mitchell reports,
they also affected capitals
around the world including Jerusalem.
- [Chris] While Republicansmaintain control of the Senate,
they lost the house.
- There's a lot of power in the House.
There's a lot of influenceover appropriations
and so it's not going to be aseasy for them as it has been.
It's gonna be a battle.
I hope to God that Israeldoesn't have to pay for it
because that would be a terrible mistake.
- [Chris] The next item onthe agenda will likely be
the President's peace plan.
- The President has beenpushing what he calls
the deal of the century, an Israeli,
Palestinian peace accord,
and my assumption isthat he will be pressing
his peace plan morerigorously in the future.
My own advice, as a memberof the Israeli government,
is that we study veryseriously and take seriously
this peace plan and try torespond to it as flexibly
and openly as possible.
- [Chris] Palestinians see an opportunity.
- Democrats in the UnitedStates are getting closer
to a position that may lead, eventually,
to a peace process in thearea, whereas his policy
has really been a verydifficult one to understand;
does not get us anywherecloser to a peace process.
On the contrary, I thinkit makes it very difficult
to reach a peace process.
From that position, I thinkthe result of the elections
indicate a possibility of a change
in American policy eventually.
- [Chris] Mike Evansserves on President Trump's
Faith Advisory Board and istroubled by the recent history
of Democrats with Israel's Prime Minister.
Evans says the midterms pose a challenge
to both President Trump andPrime Minister Netanyahu.
- There's never been apartnership this great.
There's never been anopportunity this great
in the whole Middle Eastas there is right now.
The midterm elections, is a very,
very difficult dilemma forboth of them to face right now.
- [Chris] Chris Mitchell,CBN News, Jerusalem.