U.S. Evangelist John Hagee, center, leads a march of Christians in support of Israel in Jerusalem
John Hagee, center, leads a march of Christians in support of Israel in Jerusalem
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Prominent megachurch pastor and conservative activist John Hagee

Prominent pro-Israel evangelical pastor John Hagee has COVID-19

Netanyahu says he is praying for a fast recovery for 80-year-old conservative preacher and founder of the Christians United for Israel, writing on Twitter that 'Israel has no better friend'

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Published: 10.07.20 , 15:00
Prominent pro-Israel megachurch pastor and conservative activist John Hagee has been diagnosed with COVID-19, his son announced during services at the church his father founded.
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  • The 80-year-old pastor received the diagnosis Friday and was recovering after the illness was detected early, Matt Hagee said during Sunday morning services at Cornerstone Church.
    Prominent megachurch pastor and conservative activist John Hagee Prominent megachurch pastor and conservative activist John Hagee
    Prominent megachurch pastor and conservative activist John Hagee
    (Photo: AP)
    John Hagee founded a ministry that the church says now has 22,000 members. His sermons are broadcast throughout the United States and Canada and livestreamed online.
    Hagee has been a committed supporter of Israel, founding Christians United for Israel. He also is a stalwart backer of U.S. President Donald Trump, who with first lady Melania Trump also has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
    U.S. Evangelist John Hagee, center, leads a march of Christians in support of Israel in Jerusalem U.S. Evangelist John Hagee, center, leads a march of Christians in support of Israel in Jerusalem
    John Hagee, center, leads a march of Christians in support of Israel in Jerusalem
    (Photo: AP)
    Trump was discharged Monday from Walter Reed Military Medical Center and returned to the White House, where his doctors said he would continue receiving treatment.
    On Tuesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted that he was praying for a fast recovery for John Hagee. "Israel has no better friend," Netanyahu said.
    State health officials reported 2,192 new Texas cases Monday of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, bringing to 769,303 the cases reported in Texas since tracking and tracing of the virus began in early March.
    Of those, the state estimates 71,074 cases are now active, with 3,318 requiring hospitalization.
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