Mike Pence and the Jews: What to know as he begins a presidential campaign


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Vice President Mike Pence makes remarks at the Fifth World Holocaust Forum for the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau at the Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020.

WASHINGTON (JTA) - Until the certification of the electoral vote on Jan. 6, 2021, Mike Pence made sure to stay on the same page as Donald Trump - except, sometimes, when it came to the Jews. 

Both men delighted the pro-Israel establishment - Trump by fulfilling a long wish list of Israel's right-wing government, Pence by proving himself as a stalwart Christian Zionist through years in elected office. But just weeks after Trump assumed office, the difference in how each man approached Jewish anxieties was already stark. 

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