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9/11 TOWN HALL MEETING TO RE-AIR TONIGHT

In Uncategorized on September 21, 2009 at 4:13 pm

nrblogo-jpgPress release from the NRB Network: Viewers who missed the National Town Hall webcast featuring Joel C. Rosenberg and Lt.-General (ret.) Jerry Boykin have another opportunity to tune in.  On Monday, September 21st, NRB Network will broadcast the event at 8 pm ET and again at midnight.

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The webcast, which aired live on four television and 750 radio outlets from Calvary Chapel Philadelphia on September 11th, also attracted some 616 church congregations across the country who logged on to watch the discussion about the threat of radical Islam and the church’s response.

Rosenberg, a New York Times best-selling author with multiple titles to his credit, previewed his new documentary called Inside the Revolution:  How the Followers of Jihad, Jefferson & Jesus Are Battling to Dominate the Middle East and Transform the World. The film was released the day of the event by Tyndale House Publishers.

Lt.-Gen. Boykin, former deputy undersecretary of defense intelligence and founding member of Delta Force, joined Rosenberg in a Q&A session.  Other speakers included Tom Doyle, author of two books on Israel and the Middle East and revivalist Hormoz Shariat.  Termed the “Billy Graham of Iran”, Shariat is a former Shia Muslim who became a Christian after the Iranian Revolution.  Today he has a satellite ministry seen by over 7 million Iranians every weeknight.

Viewers will not want to miss this important and informative program on Monday, September 21st at 8 pm and 12 am ET on NRB Network.

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FBI ARRESTS THREE MUSLIMS IN U.S. IN TERROR PLOT PROBE: One said to have admitted al Qaeda ties

In Uncategorized on September 20, 2009 at 5:02 pm
Najibullah Zazi, an Afghan national living near Denver, has reportedly admitted ties to al Qaeda and was arrested this weekend by the FBI in a terror investigation.

Najibullah Zazi, an Afghan national living near Denver, has reportedly admitted ties to al Qaeda and was arrested this weekend by the FBI in a terror investigation.

In the newly-released documentary film, Inside The Revolution — as well as in the National Town Hall Meeting on the threat of Radical Islam that we held on 9/11 — my colleagues and I have made the case that we are at the most dangerous moment in the Islamic revolution, that Radical Islamic jihadists are actively seeking to unleash horrific inside the United States, and that we dare not lose sight of the threat.

Now comes news that the FBI arrested three men this weekend — including two Afghan nationals — as part of major sleeper cell terror investigation.

“Federal agents have charged a 24-year-old Colorado resident, his father and another man with making false statements during an extensive terror investigation that stretches to Pakistan,” reports CNN. “The Justice Department said Sunday it is investigating several other people in connection with the plot to detonate bombs in the United States.”

“Najibullah Zazi and his father, Mohammed Wali Zazi — both originally from Afghanistan — were arrested Saturday night. They were handcuffed without incident after authorities raided Zazi’s home in the Denver suburb of Aurora. An acquaintance of the two men, Ahmad Wais Afzali, of Queens, New York, was also arrested. Afzali is a legal permanent resident from Afghanistan, as is Najibullah Zazi. Mohammed Wali Zazi is a naturalized U.S. citizen. ‘Each of the defendants has been charged by criminal complaint with knowingly and willfully making false statements to the FBI in a matter involving international and domestic terrorism,’ the Justice Department said in a statement.”

The arrests come after a startling report that Zazi admitted ties to al Qaeda. “A 24-year-old Colorado resident and Afghan national who is a suspect in an alleged terrorist plot in the United States has admitted to having ties to al Qaeda, an administration official familiar with the matter told CNN on Friday….The alleged terrorist plot, which came to light this week after raids in New York, may have been targeting a major transportation center, such as a large railroad or subway station, sources close to the investigation told CNN on Thursday. There were plans for an attack, presumably in the New York area, where crowds are large and security screening for travelers who are not flying is lax, the sources said.” [New York Times coverage of the investigation to a possible al-Qaeda terror cell operating in Colorado and New York.]

The arrests of the Afghan nationals highlight the continued need for vigilance here at home. It also suggests we need to do more to fight and win the battle with al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan.

“The nation’s top military officer told Congress on Tuesday that the U.S. war in Afghanistan ‘probably needs more forces’ and sought to reassure lawmakers skeptical of sending additional troops that commanders were devising new tactics that would lead to victory over a resurgent Taliban,” reports the Washington Post. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that 2,000 to 4,000 additional military trainers from the United States and its NATO partners will be needed to ‘jump-start’ the expansion of Afghan security forces and strongly suggested that more U.S. combat troops will be required to provide security in the short term. ‘A properly resourced counterinsurgency probably needs more forces,’ Mullen said in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee.”

Inexplicably, Sen. Carl Levin, the Michigan Democrat who chairs the Armed Services Committee, strongly opposes putting more boots on the ground in Afghanistan. President Obama hedged on this weekend’s talk shows on committing to more troops. But Sen. John McCain, the Arizona Republican, says “a delay in sending more combat forces would ‘repeat the nearly catastrophic mistakes’ that occurred in Iraq before the Bush administration increased troop levels.”

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ROSENBERG TO ADDRESS VALUES VOTER SUMMIT TONIGHT ON IRAN NUCLEAR THREAT

In Uncategorized on September 18, 2009 at 12:00 pm

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>> Ahmadinejad, on the eve of his visit to the U.S. next week, declares: “This regime (Israel) will not last long. Do not tie your fate to it … This regime has no future. Its life has come to an end.”

>> Ahmadinejad calls Holocaust “a lie”

First, happy New Year — L’Shana Tova! — to all our friends in Israel. On behalf of my wife and kids, and our Joshua Fund team, know that we are praying for the peace of Jerusalem. We’re also doing everything we can to educate and mobilize followers of Jesus Christ around the world to love you, pray for you, and bless you in real and practical ways. You are not alone. The Lord is with you, and He will not fail you during these challenging times.

Second, I wanted to let you know that tonight, I have been invited to address the “Values Voter Summit” in Washington, D.C., along with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty. My focus will be the Iran nuclear threat to the U.S., Israel and our allies, as well as the clash between Radicals, Reformers and Revivalists as I describe in the Inside The Revolution documentary film, now available on DVD.

* To watch a webcast of the event, please click here

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JOIN “EPICENTER TEAM” ON FACEBOOK

In Uncategorized on September 17, 2009 at 7:26 pm

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KREMLIN VICTORY: WHITE HOUSE TO ABANDON MISSILE DEFENSE SHIELD IN EUROPE, DESPITE THREAT FROM RUSSIA & IRAN

In Uncategorized on September 17, 2009 at 1:02 pm
(source: Wall Street Journal)

(source: Wall Street Journal)

“The White House will shelve Bush administration plans to build a missile-defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic, a move likely to cheer Moscow and roil the security debate in Europe,” reports the Wall Street Journal this morning.

“Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell confirmed Thursday that a ‘major adjustment’ is planned and said the decision was made to better protect U.S. forces and allies in Europe from Iranian missile attacks. The U.S. is basing its move on a determination that Iran’s long-range missile program hasn’t progressed as rapidly as previously estimated, reducing the threat to the continental U.S. and major European capitals, according to current and former U.S. officials.”

President Obama is making his announcement to abandon the defense of the Czech Republic (and the rest of Europe and the U.S.) on the 70th anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Poland.

This is a dramatic victory for Czar Putin and his allies in the Kremlin who have threatened to re-launch the nuclear arms race if the U.S. dared defend herself and her allies from Russia, Iranian and other missile threats.

Separately, the Pentagon is preparing to hold a major joint  missile defense exercise in Israel in October, according to a report in the Jerusalem Post.

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FMR. SENIOR ISRAELI OFFICIAL: “WE MAY HAVE TO ATTACK IRAN BY DECEMBER”

In Uncategorized on September 16, 2009 at 2:16 pm

>> Queens Qaeda Plotted Backpack Bombs

>> FBI unit set for more anti-terror raids in Queens; Fears of Madrid-style subway bombings – sources

>> Target of FBI raid suspected to be part of Al Qaeda cell says ‘I’m not a terrorist’

Rumors of a major war between Iran and Israel in 2010 continue to swirl here in Washington and in Jerusalem. But the latest headline from the Jerusalem Post is a particularly chilling one, for it raises the possibility that war may be much closer than previously thought: “We may have to attack Iran by December.”

Excerpts:

  • “Israel will be compelled to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities if Western powers do not impose serious sanctions against Teheran by the end of 2009, former deputy defense minister Ephraim Sneh said on Wednesday. ‘We cannot live under the shadow of an Iran with nuclear weapons,”‘ he was quoted as telling Reuters in an interview on a visit to the UK. ‘By the end of the year, if there is no agreement on crippling sanctions aimed at this regime, we will have no choice.’
  • “Sneh reportedly stressed that a military strike would be ‘the very, very last resort. But ironically it is our best friends and allies who are pushing us into a corner where we would have no option but to do it….I wonder if they will [put a tougher sanctions regime in place] quickly enough. If not, we are compelled to take action.’
  • “Sneh, who holds no position in the government and was speaking in his personal capacity, told Reuters it was not clear the US and EU had the decisiveness to take such steps, which should include tougher banking and oil curbs, by year’s end….”

Bible prophecy teaches that “you will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars” in the last days (Matthew 24:6-8), but the Scriptures also encourage us not to be frightened “for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end….All these things are merely the beginning of the birth pangs.”

How should the Church respond to such threats posed by Iran and other Radical Muslims? Pray for peace, but prepare for war.

In Psalm 122:6, the Lord commands us to “pray for the peace of Jerusalem” and we certainly need to do that now more than ever. I would encourage you to gather your family, entire church congregations, small group Bible studies, home fellowship groups, schools, and other organizations to set aside time this week to pray and fast for the Lord to bring true peace to Israel and her neighbors. The situation really is growing more urgent by the day.

At the same time, Jesus said in Matthew 24:44, “you must be ready.” Joshua said in Joshua 1:11, “Get your supplies ready.” The Lord said in Ezekiel 38:7, “Get ready, be prepared.” That can take many forms, but I would ask you to prayerfully consider financially helping The Joshua Fund pre-position food and other relief supplies in Israel ahead of this coming war.

STOCKPILING FOOD — In late 2007, The Joshua Fund made a commitment to help one of our allies stockpile 400 tons of food in a warehouse in northern Israel by the end of 2010. In light of these growing threats of war, we are completing that task by the end of 2009 instead. That means doubling the amount of food we help this ally purchase in the next few months.

OPENING 3 NEW FOOD DISTRIBUTION CENTERS — TJF has just helped open three new food distribution facilities around Israel. Lord willing, these will now operate along with the center we helped get up and running in the Israeli town of Sderot, near the Gaza border, in January during the war with Hamas. Working closely with our Jewish and Christian allies in Israel, we will be able to help distribute 20-30 tons of food and other relief supplies a month to the poor and needy in Israel through these four centers. We will also be working closely with those who run the centers to develop plans to deal with a coming war.

PURCHASING VEHICLES TO DISTRIBUTE RELIEF AID — TJF is preparing to purchase delivery vehicles for each of these centers who have a need for transportation so their staff and volunteers will be able to deliver food and other relief supplies for those who need them most.

PRAYING FOR A WAREHOUSE IN CENTRAL ISRAEL — Over the past year or so, we’ve seen the Lord close the door to three warehouse opportunities. But we continue to pray that the Lord will lead us and guide us to just the right facility. We would be grateful if you would pray with us. A Joshua Fund warehouse in central Israel would enable us to be able to purchase food and other relief supplies in bulk at lower prices, distribute more to those in need, stockpile more for the future, and continue to bless Israel and her neighbors in real and practical ways.

* LEARN: The Inside The Revolution film on DVD is available for 35% off at Barnes & Noble

* PRAY: Sign up for Joel’s email alerts with geopolitical analysis on trends in Israel and the Middle East, Joshua Fund project updates and prayer requests

* GIVE: Would you like to help The Joshua Fund bless Israel and her neighbors with food, clothing, medical supplies and other relief aid, especially as we pray for peace and prepare for the growing possibility of a war with Iran? A gift of $50, $100, $250 or more would make an enormous difference, as would becoming a monthly financial partner. Learn more at www.joshuafund.net.

WALL STREET JOURNAL: OBAMA IS PUSHING ISRAEL TOWARD WAR

In Uncategorized on September 15, 2009 at 1:08 pm

>> Christian Post feature article: 9/11 Webcast Presents Christian Response to Radical Islam

>> Full webcast now available at www.insidetherevolution.org

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War clouds over Iran are building rapidly. On Friday night during the 9/11 National Town Hall Meeting, I explained that because Washington and the Western powers are doing nothing decisive to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, there is an increasingly likelihood that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will feel the need to matters into his own hands, and soon. Iran now has enough enriched uranium (that we know about) to build at least two nuclear weapons. If the Russians deliver and install the new S-300 state-of-the-art anti-aircraft missiles in Iran then the Israelis ability to decimate Iran nuclear facilities will be dramatically diminished. These are likely the issues Netanyahu discussed in the Kremlin last Monday. So, short of divine intervention and/or a dramatic turnabout in Western resolve and action, we may very well be looking at an Israeli preemptive strike in 2010.
In light of that assessment, I would draw to your attention a sobering and must-read column this morning by a Wall Street Journal editorial writer Bret Stephens. It’s entitled, “Obama Is Pushing Israel Toward War.”

Excerpts:

  • “Events are fast pushing Israel toward a pre-emptive military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, probably by next spring. That strike could well fail. Or it could succeed at the price of oil at $300 a barrel, a Middle East war, and American servicemen caught in between. So why is the Obama administration doing everything it can to speed the war process along?
  • “At July’s G-8 summit in Italy, Iran was given a September deadline to start negotiations over its nuclear programs. Last week, Iran gave its answer: No. Instead, what Tehran offered was a five-page document that was the diplomatic equivalent of a giant kiss-off. It begins by lamenting the ‘ungodly ways of thinking prevailing in global relations’ and proceeds to offer comprehensive talks on a variety of subjects: democracy, human rights, disarmament, terrorism, ‘respect for the rights of nations,’ and other areas where Iran is a paragon. Conspicuously absent from the document is any mention of Iran’s nuclear program, now at the so-called breakout point, which both Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his boss Ali Khamenei insist is not up for discussion….
  • “The longer the U.S. delays playing hardball with Iran, the sooner Israel is likely to strike. A report published today by the Bipartisan Policy Center, and signed by Democrat Chuck Robb, Republican Dan Coats, and retired Gen. Charles Ward, notes that by next year Iran will ‘be able to produce a weapon’s worth of highly enriched uranium . . . in less than two months.’ No less critical in determining Israel’s timetable is the anticipated delivery to Iran of Russian S-300 anti-aircraft batteries: Israel will almost certainly strike before those deliveries are made, no matter whether an Iranian bomb is two months or two years away.
  • “Such a strike may well be in Israel’s best interests, though that depends entirely on whether the strike succeeds. It is certainly in America’s supreme interest that Iran not acquire a genuine nuclear capability, whether of the actual or break-out variety. That goes also for the Middle East generally, which doesn’t need the nuclear arms race an Iranian capability would inevitably provoke.
  • “Then again, it is not in the U.S. interest that Israel be the instrument of Iran’s disarmament. For starters, its ability to do so is iffy: Israeli strategists are quietly putting it about that even a successful attack may have to be repeated a few years down the road as Iran reconstitutes its capacity. For another thing, Iran could respond to such a strike not only against Israel itself, but also U.S targets in Iraq and the Persian Gulf.”

* LEARN: The Inside The Revolution film on DVD is available for 35% off at Barnes & Noble

* PRAY: Sign up for Joel’s email alerts with geopolitical analysis, Joshua Fund updates and prayer requests

* GIVE: Would you like to help The Joshua Fund bless Israel and her neighbors with food, clothing, medical supplies and other relief aid, especially as we pray for peace and prepare for the possibility of a war with Iran? A $25, $50, $100 or more gift would make an enormous difference, as would becoming a monthly financial partner. Learn more at www.joshuafund.net

AUDIO VERSION OF 9/11 TOWN HALL NOW AVAILABLE

In Uncategorized on September 14, 2009 at 12:40 pm

On Friday night, some 750 Christian radio stations aired a special simulcast broadcast of the National Town Hall Meeting. You can now hear that audio at www.insidetherevolution.org. The video archive will be available soon, as will a downloadable podcast of the event.

TUESDAY RADIO SCHEDULE

All times eastern and subject to change.

  • 9:36-9:50 AM — KNST-Tucson
  • 10:30am — Georgia News Network, Martha Zoller Show
  • 11:15am — American Family Radio—200+ stations
  • 12:00om — KMPS-Seattle
  • 1:00-2:00 pm — KLZ-Denver

* LEARN: The Inside The Revolution film on DVD is available for 35% off at Barnes & Noble

* PRAY: Sign up for Joel’s email alerts with geopolitical analysis, Joshua Fund updates and prayer requests

* GIVE: Would you like to help The Joshua Fund bless Israel and her neighbors with food, clothing, medical supplies and other relief aid? A $25, $50, $100 or more gift would make an enormous difference, as would becoming a monthly financial partner. Learn more at www.joshuafund.net

UPDATE ON 9/11 EVENT: Enormous volume briefly crashes webcast system

In Uncategorized on September 12, 2009 at 4:16 am

>> Joel will be speaking at all four Sunday services at Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia on Sept. 13 — please join us if you can

Thanks so much to all of you who joined us for the National Town Hall Meeting online, and by TV and radio. The volume of traffic into the site at 7pm eastern was so enormous and so fast that our entire webcast system crashed. By God’s grace, our technical team was able to get the system back up and running, but please accept my apologies that many of you weren’t able to see the first 20-25 minutes of the event, and that quite a few churches were never able to log on.

Our team is working around the clock on several ways for people to be able see the webcast. Lord willing, we will be able to get an archived version of the event up on the site by early next week, as well as a podcast that you can download. The two-hour radio special version that ran on hundreds of stations last night should be available online at www.insidetherevolution.org this weekend. Thanks so much for your patience and prayers, and thanks again for your interest and support.

UPDATE: As of 6pm Saturday night, the Inside The Revolution DVD had hit #2 on the Barnes & Noble website, second only to Dan Brown’s forthcoming new novel.

Here’s some early feedback from viewers across the U.S. and around the world:

  • From a pastor serving in the Muslim world: “What an incredible event to prepare hearts to complete the task! The whole evening clearly was blessed by God and you communicated so well how to ‘understand the times and know what we must do.’ Thank you so much for all your hard work to honor God, teach us all, and encourage our socks off about what we need to be doing before He returns.”
  • From a senior pastor in the U.S.: “As the ITR showing last night, it was fabulous!  It exceeded my expectations….We had 400-500 in our sanctuary and the feedback I got as people were leaving was ‘incredible,’ ‘this was amazing,’ etc….I think the part that amazed people the most was the emphasis on the Revivalists among Muslims.  People left so encouraged and challenged about a new perspective on the Muslim people — that God loves them and wants to save them too, and He is doing amazing and miraculous things in bringing countless numbers to Christ.  I’m sure it cut through the bad feelings some have toward Muslims since 9/11.”
  • From an assistant pastor in the U.S.: “The format was very engaging and the information was informative and mobilizing. We loved the stories….The section on Revivalists was awesome. Loved how this was a little longer than the other two sections….You all communicated in sync. We could tell each of you love Christ with all your heart, soul, mind and strength….Janet did an amazing job keeping you all focused and knew exactly what points to drive home”
  • From a lay person: “What an awesome program this was last night!!!….I will be purchasing the DVD to learn more about loving Islam to Christ and so much more. As Joel said: LEARN, PRAY, GIVE AND GO! God’s work is before us and it is our commission to press on.”
  • From a Christian in Jerusalem: “Just finished watching the event….Great and timely message.”

* LEARN: The Inside The Revolution film on DVD is available for 35% off at Barnes & Noble

* PRAY: Sign up for Joel’s email alerts with geopolitical analysis, Joshua Fund updates and prayer requests

* GIVE: Would you like to help The Joshua Fund bless Israel and her neighbors with food, clothing, medical supplies and other relief aid? A $25, $50, $100 or more gift would make an enormous difference, as would becoming a monthly financial partner. Learn more at www.joshuafund.net

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    “WE ARE AT THE MOST DANGEROUS MOMENT OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION”: National Town Hall Meeting Set For Tonight

    In Uncategorized on September 11, 2009 at 1:04 pm
    The webcast begins at 7pm eastern, and will be replayed at 10pm eastern.

    The webcast begins at 7pm eastern, and will be replayed at 10pm eastern.

    >> Watch the CBN NewsWatch interview with Joel Rosenberg on the battle against Radical Islam (broadcast on Friday, 9/11)

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    To misunderstand the nature and threat of evil is to risk being blindsided by it.

    Eight years ago today, we lost 2,974 Americans and foreign nationals living in the U.S. (not counting the 19 hijackers) because we were blindsided by Radical Islam.

    Since then, we have lost at least 4,343 Americans fighting Radical Islam in Iraq, and 823 Americans fighting Radical Islam in Afghanistan.

    Will we be blindsided again?

    The battle with Radical Islam has impacted our families, our military, our gas prices, our economy, and our politics. But how has it impacted the Church?

    Jesus told His disciples to “be on the alert.” (Matthew 24:42). He told His followers to “love your neighbors” (Matthew 19:19), and “love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (Matthew 5:44). What’s more, the Lord taught us to bless Israel and we would be blessed (Genesis 12:1-3). How are we doing?

    Do followers of Jesus Christ truly understand the threat posed by the jihadists? Does the Church have both a heart and a plan to spread the love of Jesus Christ among the Muslim people in response? Does the Church have a heart and plan for strengthening the persecuted Church operating deep inside the Muslim world? Does the Church have a heart and plan to bless Israel and the Jewish people and to show them unconditional love and unwavering support as they face the Radicals on the front lines?

    In the new Inside The Revolution documentary film just released on DVD, I argue that today we are at the most dangerous moment of the Islamic Revolution since it exploded on the international scene with a vengeance thirty years ago with the rise of the Ayatollah Khomeini in Iran.

    As you’ll see through the evidence presented in the film and exclusive interviews with key experts, the current leaders of Iran are committed to completing their Revolution by destroying Judeo-Christian civilization. They intend to bring about an Islamic Empire on earth, ruled by a would-be Islamic Savior known as the Twelfth Imam or the Mahdi. The leaders of Iran — not the people, but the leaders — form an apocalyptic, genocidal death cult. By their own statements — documented in the film — they don’t simply want to terrorize American and Israeli cities. They want to annihilate them. And now, according to new IAEA data they appear to have enough enriched uranium to build at least two nuclear weapons. They are dangerously close to being to accomplish their murderous mission.

    Skeptics and cynics say, “Yadda, yadda, yadda.” But that’s what they said before 9/11, before Pearl Harbor, before the Holocaust. And they were wrong.

    Tonight, during the National Town Hall Meeting, we will honor those who have been lost in the battle with the Radicals over the last eight years. Then, a team of experts will discuss these critical issues and practical ways the Church can and should respond.

    I hope you will consider joining us tonight, and encourage your family and friends to participate as well. For details on how to can watch on-line — at a church, or in your own home or office — please visit www.insidetherevolution.org.

    For information on where you can watch the event on television, or listen to a simulcast on radio, please click here.

    And if you haven’t done so already, please sign up for “Flash Traffic” email alerts on events and trends in Israel and the Muslim world, Joshua Fund project updates, and prayer requests.

    Thanks, and may the Lord bless you as you honor the lost and help mobilize the living on this day of remembrance.

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