“Pence’s unenviable task” on his trip to the Middle East. (My new column in the Jerusalem Post.)

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On Saturday, Vice President Mike Pence, his wife Karen, and his senior advisors landed in Cairo, Egypt. The V.P. held 2 1/2 hours of meetings with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, following by a two hour dinner. Early reports in the media and from my sources in Cairo are very positive. I’ll post more details soon.

Late Saturday night, Air Force Two headed to Amman, Jordan, where the V.P. and his team will stay overnight. On Sunday morning, the V.P. will meet with King Abdullah II. I anticipate those talks to be more sensitive than the ones in Cairo.

The Jerusalem Post has just published a new column of mine, examining the V.P.’s trip from a somewhat different angle than the column I wrote Friday for Fox News. In this one, I look at the Trump administration’s four policy objectives in the Middle East and the progress they are making with each. I also examine the enormously challenging balancing act Vice President Pence has undertaken on this trip in which he will be welcomed so warmly by the Israelis but urgently needs to strengthen strained ties with Egypt and Jordan, as well as seek a way to repair relations with the Palestinians.  

Please continue to pray that the trip goes well and each of these relationships improves.

The following are excerpts from the Jerusalem Post op-ed. To read the column in full, please click here.

PENCE’S UNENVIABLE TASK

As US Vice President Mike Pence arrives in the Middle East, he has a tough needle to thread. Israeli support for the Trump administration is soaring. The Arab street is furious.

Can he deliver a convincing message that the US truly wants to be a regional peace-maker? And having delivered more than most Israelis expected in the first year, is the vice president authorized to announce specific policies to strengthen America’s critically important alliances with Egypt and Jordan, even as the Palestinians refuse to see him?

It’s worth zooming out for a moment to put Pence’s trip in context.

The Trump-Pence administration came into office a year ago with four specific strategic objectives in the region.

The first was to crush Islamic State (ISIS), dismantle the genocidal grip of the “caliphate” that controlled large swaths of Iraq and Syria, and prevent ISIS foreign fighters from being able to attack and kill Americans….

The administration’s second objective in the region was to dramatically reorient America’s policy toward Iran….

The administration’s third objective was to rebuild the US-Israeli alliance, badly damaged during the Obama years. In this it has far surpassed expectations. Polls show Israeli support for Trump has skyrocketed. In May, 56% said he is “pro-Israel.” Today, that number is 76%….

Which brings us to the administration’s fourth objective: rebuilding America’s alliances with the Arab world, also damaged during the Obama years. This initiative started off quite well, despite Trump’s incendiary “Muslim ban” pledge during the campaign….

A year later, however, this strategy is foundering. The president’s Jerusalem decision –how it was made, why it was made and when it was announced — has infuriated the Palestinians, who have cut off relations with the White House. It has also seriously complicated US relations with Jordan (a country whose population is about 70% Palestinian), and much of the Sunni Arab world.

Trump’s nuances — that the boundaries of the Holy City still need to be negotiated, thus keeping the door open to a possible Palestinian capital in east Jerusalem; and saying the status quo of the holy sites must be protected — either weren’t heard or weren’t believed. As one senior Arab official told me, “Very few people in our part of the world watched President Trump’s full speech. Fewer still read it. All they heard was the headline, ‘Trump gives Jerusalem to the Jews.’” Palestinian leaders should be using the moment to re-engage in peace talks, not continue to boycott them. Their people urgently need a final resolution to this painful conflict.

Until that happens, the vice president should focus on bolstering relations with Egypt and Jordan, two faithful and vitally important allies….

The vice president has an unenviable task. One trip can’t fix everything. But taking a victory lap before the Knesset and coming empty-handed to Amman and Cairo would seriously set back US interests in the region.

[Photo: Vice President Pence met on Saturday with Egyptian President el-Sisi. Early reports indicate the conversations were very positive.]

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> To pre-order a copy of The Kremlin Conspiracy (which releases March 6th), please click here.

> To order copies of the new mass market paperbacks of the J.B. Collins novels — my trilogy about ISIS plotting attacks on the U.S., Israel, Jordan and Egypt — please click here.

 

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The VP’s Trip To The Epicenter: “What Pence needs to do in Jordan.” (My new column for Fox News.)

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UPDATE: DIPLOMATIC BREAKTHROUGH AHEAD OF V.P.’S ARRIVAL

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ORIGINAL POST: Jordan was not originally on Vice President Mike Pence’s Mideast schedule when the trip was planned for mid-December. When the trip had to be rescheduled (due to the tax cut vote) for mid-January, a visit to Amman was added. 

In my new column for Fox News, I explain why, describe the strains that have emerged in the U.S.-Jordanian alliance, and offer some thoughts on the way forward to strengthen this vitally important relationship.

But first, a look at the current itinerary. On Friday night, Air Force Two will depart Washington, headed for the epicenter, including stops in Egypt, Jordan and Israel. 

  • Saturday: Vice President Pence will land in Cairo and meet with President el-Sisi.
  • Sunday: The V.P. will fly to Amman and meet with King Abdullah II.
  • Sunday evening: The V.P. will fly to Israel.
  • Monday and Tuesday: The V.P. will meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu, President Reuven Rivlin, visit Yad Vashem and the Western Wall, and speak to the Knesset.

Please pray for:

  • The safety of Mike and Karen Pence, their advisors and their delegation.
  • The V.P. to have wisdom to know how best to strengthen U.S. relations with Egypt and Jordan, as well as with Israel.
  • The Palestinian leadership to reconsider their boycott of the V.P.’s trip, and to choose to engage in dialogue with him instead to make their case directly.

Thanks — and here’s the column….

WHAT PENCE NEEDS TO DO IN JORDAN

Something significant happened since Vice President Mike Pence rescheduled his trip to the Middle East from December to the end of this week. No longer is he visiting only Israel and Egypt. He is going to Jordan as well.

It is the right move – indeed, Amman should have been on his original itinerary – but it’s now an act of damage control.

Not only were West Bank and Gaza Palestinians furious in the wake of President Trump’s Dec. 6 decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and begin moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Most Jordanians – some 70 percent of whom are Palestinians – were outraged as well.

How President Trump’s decision was made, why it was made, and when it was announced have thus created serious strains in the U.S.-Jordanian alliance. Pence will have to handle the matter deftly.

To be sure, friends will not always agree on every issue. Washington and Amman have weathered deep disagreements in the past and still strengthened their relationship.

That said, Jerusalem touches deep into the Jordanian religious, social and political psyche. Until 1967, the Hashemite Kingdom governed the eastern portion of the holy city, including the Dome of the Rock and the Al Aqsa Mosque. The loss of East Jerusalem to the Israelis during the Six Day War remains a bitter wound.

So despite President Trump’s nuanced statement about how the boundaries of Jerusalem remain to be negotiated (thus keeping the door open to a possible Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem), and the importance of protecting the status quo of the holy sites, the issue isn’t going away any time soon.

This is especially true given that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has given increasingly heated statements against the Trump administration and is boycotting the vice president’s visit.

Pence should be prepared to hear frank talk from Jordanian King Abdullah when he arrives. In return, let us hope he is prepared to share with the king a clear and convincing American initiative to help Palestinians and Israelis get back on the road to making a fair and final peace treaty, and that he is authorized to announce specific policies designed to bolster the U.S.-Jordanian strategic alliance….

[To read the rest of the full column, including my specific recommendations, please click here]

[Photo: Mr. Pence’s first meeting as Vice President with Jordan’s King Abdullah in February at the Naval Observatory in Washington.]

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> To pre-order a copy of The Kremlin Conspiracy (which releases March 6th), please click here.

> To order copies of the new mass market paperbacks of the J.B. Collins novels — my trilogy about ISIS plotting attacks on the U.S., Israel, Jordan and Egypt — please click here.

Join Lynn & me in Israel in July for The Joshua Fund’s next “Prayer & Vision Tour” and 2018 Epicenter Prayer Summit.

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Dear friends —

It is with great excitement about God’s love for the people of Israel that Lynn and I cordially invite you to join us for the Epicenter Prayer Summit, which will be held in Jerusalem the evening of Wednesday, July 11th, and all day Thursday, July 12th, 2018.

The Summit will be the centerpiece of The Joshua Fund’s next “Prayer & Vision Tour” of Israel which will take place July 3 – July 15, 2018.

Please consider joining us on our tour. Or, if you’re a pastor or ministry leader, please consider custom-designing a tour that would be perfect for your congregation by contacting Inspiration Cruises & Tours. We pray that many congregations will take this opportunity to visit Israel and join us in Jerusalem for the Epicenter Prayer Summit.

Keynote speakers for the Summit include Anne Graham Lotz, Dr. Ronnie Floyd and me. Also speaking will be local pastors and ministry leaders on the frontlines of the faith. We will be joined by leaders of various Jewish, Israeli Arab and Palestinian Arab ministries as they share with the Summit participants about what they see the Lord doing from their unique vantage points. They will also be sharing real-time prayer requests for their ministries, as well as praying for unity among the brethren in the Land.

The focus of the Summit will be the urgency of praying for the peace of Jerusalem, preaching the Gospel to all people in the Epicenter and asking the Lord to pour out His Holy Spirit to bring about a revival in His Church and a sweeping spiritual awakening in the Land and throughout the region.

Please prayerfully consider joining us. Lynn and I and our entire team would love to see you there!

Sincerely,

Joel C. Rosenberg

Chairman and Founder of The Joshua Fund

> Pastors and ministry leaders:  to begin planning your own tour of Israel in July 2018 that allows you to bring your people to the Summit, please click here.

> Lay people: to learn more about The Joshua Fund’s next tour of Israel — and to register while there is still space — please click here.

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DEAL: There’s a special sale right now on my political thriller, “The Third Target,” about the ISIS threat to Israel, Jordan & the Palestinians. The e-book is available for only $2.99. Order today.

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Today, you can purchase the e-book version of The Third Target for only $2.99. 

As I understand it, this remarkable deal — 81% off the list price — will last through Saturday, January 20th. So if you’re interested please order it quickly, and let your family and friends know, as well.

This is the first in my J.B. Collins series of novels about a New York Times foreign correspondent on the hunt for the leader of the Islamic State and reporting on ISIS’s plans to launch genocidal attacks against the U.S., Israel, Jordan, the Palestinians and Egypt.

It was followed by two more novels in the trilogy — The First Hostage and Without Warning, dealing with ISIS attacks inside the American homeland and the hunt to bring the head of ISIS to justice.

Meanwhile, you can also now pre-order my next political thriller — The Kremlin Conspiracy — before it releases on March 6th.

Hope you enjoy them all!

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> To pre-order a copy of The Kremlin Conspiracy (which releases March 6th), please click here.

> To order copies of the new mass market paperbacks of the J.B. Collins novels — my trilogy about ISIS plotting attacks on the U.S., Israel, Jordan and Egypt — please click here.

BREAKING NEWS: Jordan captures ISIS cell plotting “massive” terror attack on the kingdom. News comes as White House announces VP Pence will soon visit Jordan as well as Egypt and Israel.

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Jordanian intelligence and security officials have just announced that they recently captured a cell of 17 Islamic State operatives allegedly plotting to launch catastrophic attacks to destabilize the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

The dramatic series of arrests were actually made in November and are only now being made public.

The news of the disruption of the chilling and “massive” ISIS plot comes just as the White House announced that Vice President Mike Pence is coming to the epicenter this month and will visit not only Egypt and Israel but Jordan, as well. Counter-terrorism will be a key element of the V.P.’s policy agenda.

Let me just say as someone who has traveled to Jordan at least ten times over the past decade — including four times in the past eighteen months — I’m deeply encouraged (and relieved) that Jordanian officials identified the plot and were able to deal with it decisively. Indeed, I shudder to think what might have happened had ISIS been able to carry through with their plans. The King, whom I regard as America’s most faithful Sunni Arab ally and a highly effective leader in the on-going fight against Radical and Apocalyptic Islamism, deserves a great deal of credit for maintaining such an impressive level of stability that has clearly eluded Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya and other countries in the region.

Readers of my most recent trilogy of novels — The Third Target, The First Hostage, and Without Warning — know that these political thrillers imagine a scenario in which ISIS conspirators plot to assassinate King Abdullah II, attack and destroy the official palace in Amman, and then overthrow the monarchy and enslave all of Jordan under the black flags of Radical — even Apocalyptic — Islamist rule. I pray regularly that such a worst case scenario never comes to pass. Yet this latest news shows that ISIS remains intent on seizing Jordan for the forces of darkness.

This is the novel series that the King began to read in January of 2016. Yet rather than banning me from his kingdom, His Majesty invited my wife and me to come visit with him and his generals and intelligence and security officials  in one of the most fascinating trips we have ever been a part of. This led, in turn, to the opportunity to bring a delegation of Christian leaders to visit Jordan last November to meet with senior Jordanian security and diplomatic officials, and to have a working lunch with King Abdullah last November. While there, we discussed a wide range of issues, including how to strengthen the U.S.-Jordanian alliance, how to help Jordan in its counter-terrorism efforts, how to help Jordan care for the two million-plus Syrian and Iraqi refugees that have flooded their country, and how best to move the Arab-Israeli peace process forward.

There have been significant strains in the U.S.-Jordanian relationship since President Trump’s December announcement about Jerusalem. The King and most Jordanians — including most Jordanian Christians — see the Jerusalem issue very differently than most Americans, and most American Evangelicals. The core of the strategic alliance is quite solid in my view, but there are challenges that need to be addressed.

Let us pray that the conversations between Mr. Pence and the King are not only candid but constructive and help advance both the alliance and the prospects for lasting regional peace. Let us also continue to pray for the Jordanian government and people that the kingdom remains solid, secure and at peace. Jordan is a vital ally, and we need her to be strong and prosperous.

To read more, here are links to some of the major news stories:

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> To pre-order a copy of The Kremlin Conspiracy (which releases March 6th), please click here.

> To order copies of the new mass market paperbacks of the J.B. Collins novels — my trilogy about ISIS plotting attacks on the U.S., Israel, Jordan and Egypt — please click here.

Special sale on my political thriller, “The Third Target.” The e-book is available for only $1.99 for the next few days.

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Today begins a two day period when you can purchase the e-book version of The Third Target for only $1.99. 

This remarkable deal — 88% off the list price — will last through Wednesday the 10th.

This is the first in my J.B. Collins series of novels about a New York Times foreign correspondent on the hunt for the leader of the Islamic State and reporting on ISIS’s plans to launch genocidal attacks against the U.S., Israel, Jordan and Egypt. It was followed by two more novels in the trilogy — The First Hostage and Without Warning.

Then, on Thursday through Saturday, the e-book price for The Third Target will still be low, but not quite that low — available for a mere $2.99. Please order today to take full benefit of this incredible deal.

Meanwhile, you can also now pre-order my next political thriller — The Kremlin Conspiracy — before it releases on March 6th.

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> To pre-order a copy of The Kremlin Conspiracy (which releases March 6th), please click here.

> To order copies of the new mass market paperbacks of the J.B. Collins novels — my trilogy about ISIS plotting attacks on the U.S., Israel, Jordan and Egypt — please click here.

The first review of “The Kremlin Conspiracy,” has just been published. “Rosenberg cranks up the suspense, delivering his most stunning, high-stakes thriller yet.” [Novel set for March 6th release.]

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(Jerusalem, Israel) — The first review of my forthcoming political thriller was published this week on the website known as, “The Real Book Spy,” which covers all things related to spy novels and political thrillers. And I’m glad to say they liked it.

The Kremlin Conspiracy is the first of my new series of novels about former U.S. Secret Service Agent Marcus Ryker. It releases in North America on March 6th. I’ll be posting details on the launch and book tour soon.

(And I’m happy to note that this week I began writing the next novel in this series.) 

Here are excerpts from editor Ryan Steck’s featured review:

Rosenberg cranks up the suspense, delivering his most stunning, high-stakes thriller yet.

Aspiring authors should take note of Rosenberg’s deftly plotted story and first-rate character development — he puts on a clinic for how to introduce and bring along new characters. Some readers, especially early on, may find the plot moving a tad slower than his past books, but that’s clearly by design. Rosenberg meticulously builds the necessary foundation for later on, and, when you least expect it, he yanks the rug out from underneath you.

This is Joel C. Rosenberg at his absolute best, proving yet again that he’s one of the premier novelists working in the genre today.

With his knack for writing prophetic fiction, those who want an early glimpse at what the world might look like in the very near future should pick up Joel Rosenberg’s latest thriller….Strap in and hold on tight, The Kremlin Conspiracy is a high-octane thriller that will stun readers and stay with them long after they turn the final page. 

[To read the full review,  including a concise description of the main characters and plot, please click here]

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> To pre-order a copy of The Kremlin Conspiracy (which releases March 6th), please click here.

> To order copies of the new mass market paperbacks of the J.B. Collins novels — my trilogy about ISIS plotting attacks on the U.S., Israel, Jordan and Egypt — please click here.

 

How can Christians love both Israelis & Palestinians — and bless people in five Arab countries? Here’s how The Joshua Fund has been doing it in 2017 with your help! #LoveYourNeighbor

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(Jerusalem, Israel) — Few things excite me as much as seeing Christians ready, willing and eager to love both Jews and Arabs in the Epicenter.

I love seeing believers who have a “both/and” vision — people who understand and embrace what the Bible teaches from Genesis through Revelation: that God truly and deeply loves Israel and her Arab neighbors, and that the Church must, too.

And that’s why I love The Joshua Fund, because it helps Christians in North America and around the world show their love in a real and practical way. Similar to a venture capital fund, TJF comes alongside small but growing congregations and ministries and invests in them – with encouragement, with prayer, and, when appropriate, with financial resources – allowing them to plant more seeds and bear more fruit.

>> Would you like to make a year-end, tax deductible investment in the work of The Joshua Fund today before midnight? Please click to give securely online. Thanks and God bless you for blessing Israel and her neighbors in the name of Jesus!

Here are some of the projects we invested in during 2017…..

SHOWING GOD’S LOVE TO POOR AND NEEDY JEWISH AND ARAB FAMILIES IN ISRAEL, THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY & FIVE NEIGHBORING ARAB COUNTRIES

  • Non-perishable food packs are provided monthly to nearly 3,000 needy families through 17 Distribution Centers operated by local congregations and ministries
  • Support and counseling for single mothers with newborn babies and needy Israeli women
  • Jewish holiday celebrations and evangelistic bus tours of Israel for Holocaust survivors and others
  • Legal support for those believers who are discriminated against, denied citizenship or persecuted because of their faith
  • Provided English language children’s Bibles among unbelieving Arabic Speakers in the West Bank
  • Enabled local congregations to stand with believers who are in dire financial need
  • A Mother’s Day evangelistic event for Arab women in the Galilee region
  • Helping local churches in Arab countries neighboring Israel offer spiritual care via Bible studies, discipleship and physical care for over 400 Iraqi and Syrian refugee families, who fled their homes to escape terrorism
  • Humanitarian relief, trauma counseling and medical aid to Iraqi, Arab, Nubian and Yazidi communities in Arab countries neighboring Israel
  • Women’s conferences, discipleship programs, Bible teaching and fellowship for women in Arab countries marginalized by violence in the Epicenter

SHOWING GOD’S LOVE BY EQUIPPING AND ENCOURAGING THE BODY OF CHRIST IN ISRAEL, THE PALESTINAN AUTHORITY & FIVE NEIGHBORING ARAB COUNTRIES

  • Distribution of Hebrew, Arabic and Russian language audio Bibles
  • Retreats and conferences that provided Bible study and encouragement for Jewish/Arab pastors and ministry leaders, young people and underprivileged segments of the body of believers
  • Undergirded the production and staff support for key Hebrew and Arabic evangelistic videos
  • Media efforts using compelling personal testimonies from Arabic speakers in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza
  • Gathering of Jewish and Arab believing youth to encourage the study of the Word of God and worship
  • Support and national training for evangelistic work among both Jews and Arabs
  • Educational support for training and equipping young Israeli believers to attend Bible school
  • Arabic language Bible teaching radio broadcasts into the West Bank

Please visit our website to read the full 2017 Donor Report, and to learn more about the work of The Joshua Fund and how you can get involved.

Thanks so much, God bless you, and Happy New Year!

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Would you make a generous year-end donation to The Joshua Fund? Come help us strengthen the Church & proclaim the Good News of God’s love in Israel & the Arab Middle East. Thank you!

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(Jerusalem, Israel) — My wife, Lynn, and I founded The Joshua Fund in the summer of 2006, and working with this team to strengthen the Church in the Middle East to be a blessing to those poor in resources and poor in spirit is one of the deepest joys of our lives.

We think of The Joshua Fund (TJF) like a venture capital fund. TJF comes alongside small but growing and promising congregations and ministries in Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and five neighboring Arab countries (Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt) and invest in them – with encouragement, with prayer, and, when appropriate, with financial resources – allowing them to plant more seeds and bear more fruit.

God has blessed TJF with a wonderful board of directors and staff — but it’s your faithful prayers and generous financial support that truly allows us to invest in God’s Kingdom work to make an eternal impact. Thank you so much for all your help. 

Whether you’re a regular donor, or someone just learning about The Joshua Fund, here are just a few of the projects we have invested in during 2017. To learn more, please read the full 2017 Donor Report.

And please prayerfully consider making a generous, tax-deductible, year-end investment in this special ministry!

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SHOWING GOD’S LOVE TO POOR AND NEEDY JEWISH AND ARAB FAMILIES IN ISRAEL, THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY & FIVE NEIGHBORING ARAB COUNTRIES

  • Non-perishable food packs are provided monthly to nearly 3,000 needy families through 17 Distribution Centers operated by local congregations and ministries
  • Support and counseling for single mothers with newborn babies and needy Israeli women
  • Jewish holiday celebrations and evangelistic bus tours of Israel for Holocaust survivors and others
  • Legal support for those believers who are discriminated against, denied citizenship or persecuted because of their faith
  • Provided English language children’s Bibles among unbelieving Arabic Speakers in the West Bank
  • Enabled local congregations to stand with believers who are in dire financial need
  • A Mother’s Day evangelistic event for Arab women in the Galilee region
  • Helping local churches in Arab countries neighboring Israel offer spiritual care via Bible studies, discipleship and physical care for over 400 Iraqi and Syrian refugee families, who fled their homes to escape terrorism
  • Humanitarian relief, trauma counseling and medical aid to Iraqi, Arab, Nubian and Yazidi communities in Arab countries neighboring Israel
  • Women’s conferences, discipleship programs, Bible teaching and fellowship for women in Arab countries marginalized by violence in the Epicenter

SHOWING GOD’S LOVE BY EQUIPPING AND ENCOURAGING THE BODY OF CHRIST IN ISRAEL, THE PALESTINAN AUTHORITY & FIVE NEIGHBORING ARAB COUNTRIES

  • Distribution of Hebrew, Arabic and Russian language audio Bibles
  • Retreats and conferences that provided Bible study and encouragement for Jewish/Arab pastors and ministry leaders, young people and underprivileged segments of the body of believers
  • Undergirded the production and staff support for key Hebrew and Arabic evangelistic videos
  • Media efforts using compelling personal testimonies from Arabic speakers in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza
  • Gathering of Jewish and Arab believing youth to encourage the study of the Word of God and worship
  • Support and national training for evangelistic work among both Jews and Arabs
  • Educational support for training and equipping young Israeli believers to attend Bible school
  • Arabic language Bible teaching radio broadcasts into the West Bank

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Mr. Pence’s high-stakes trip to Egypt. (My new column for The Jerusalem Post.)

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UPDATEPence delays trip to Israel, Egypt until mid-January

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Rarely does a vice presidential trip carry high stakes for the future of US foreign policy. But all eyes will be on Mike Pence [in January] as he heads to Israel and Egypt.

The controversy over US President Donald Trump’s Jerusalem policy has significantly complicated the trip and threatens to undermine Washington’s heretofore rapidly warming relationship with its Sunni Arab allies.

It is critical that Pence not be perceived as taking a “victory lap” for the administration’s decision to recognize west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Rather, he needs to carefully listen to Arab concerns, and cast a compelling vision of how achieving true peace – with America’s help – can dramatically improve the lives of Palestinian, Egyptian, Jordanian and Israeli moms, dads and children, while respecting the passions all Muslims, Christians and Jews have for the Holy City.

It is also vital that Pence tangibly strengthen our strategic alliance with Egypt. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi is exactly the kind of friend America needs in the region and we need to help him, not undermine him.

I first met Sisi in Washington in April. I told him…. [to read the full column, please click here]

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> To pre-order a copy of The Kremlin Conspiracy (which releases March 6th), please click here.

> To order copies of the new mass market paperbacks of the J.B. Collins novels — my trilogy about ISIS plotting attacks on the U.S., Israel, Jordan and Egypt — please click here.