Jesus loves Israel (more than he knows)

Fundamentalist Christians and Israel. An intriguing relationship, if ever there was one. Far too many Jewish groups have embraced this group of God-botherers as a rare example of Israel-solidarity. Suffice to say, the mother-of-all-divorces will happen soon enough.

Why do Christian Zionists love Israel (and how can this support contribute to the negative international image of Zionism?)