US vice president Mike Pence likes to describe himself as "a Christian, a conservative and a Republican – in that order". 

But when Donald Trump’s deputy arrives in the Middle East this week, he will find a frosty reception from his fellow believers. 

Both Egyptian and Palestinian Christian leaders have spoken out against Mr Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and Mr Pence has been uninvited from a visit to the site of Jesus’s birth in Bethlehem. 

The Jerusalem decision highlights the stark divide between Evangelical Christians in the US – who overwhelmingly support both Israel and Mr Trump – and their Christian brethren in the Arab world who largely opposed the White…

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