Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog
Tracking events and trends in Israel, the U.S., Russia and throughout the Epicenter (the Middle East & North Africa)
Secretary Pompeo’s Iran speech: Tehran hated it. But most Arab & Israeli leaders loved it. So did I. Here’s why.
(Washington, D.C.) — Iranian leaders hated it. Most European leaders hated it. So did most former advisors to President Obama and Vice President Biden, and most of Washington’s so-called “experts.” But this is hardly news. What’s fascinating is that most Arab leaders loved it. I’ve spoken with two very high-ranking Arab officials in recent days […]
Posted: May 23, 2018, 5:27 pm
Speaker Ryan is a good man in a cynical town. He deserves tremendous credit for his historic conservative achievements. And he’s absolutely right to put his family first. Let’s keep him in our prayers. A few thoughts.
(Washington, D.C.) — Life can be funny. You never know who you’re going to meet along the way. In 1993-1994, Paul Ryan and I worked together as policy analysts for a conservative organization called Empower America. He worked out of one cubicle, primarily as an aide to former Housing Secretary Jack Kemp. I worked in […]
Posted: May 18, 2018, 6:42 pm
ALL EYES ON THE EPICENTER: Israel turns 70. US Embassy moves to Jerusalem. 50,000 Palestinians trying to storm Israel’s southern border. Al Qaeda calls for new jihad. Yet tourism at record highs. Please pray. Here’s the latest.
UPDATED: (Jerusalem, Israel) — Shalom from Jerusalem. Please keep both Israelis and Palestinians in your prayers today and all month. If there was ever a time to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, this would be it for we are in a unique moment in history. The mood here among Israeli Jews is celebratory — festive, […]
Posted: May 14, 2018, 1:22 pm
BREAKING: Iran vows “revenge” attacks against Israel. Tehran launches missile attacks on Israel overnight. Israel hits 50+ Iranian targets in Syria. Tensions spiking. Israel tells residents to unlock & prepare bomb shelters. Here’s the latest.
(Jerusalem, Israel) — Tensions between Iran and Israel are spiking dramatically after four major recent events: Israel stole 100,000 top secret Iranian nuclear weapons documents and then revealed them to the world. President Trump denounced the fatally flawed Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA) and announced the U.S. is withdrawing from the agreement and will impose tough […]
Posted: May 10, 2018, 4:47 pm
BREAKING NEWS: President Trump keeps promise to withdraw from dangerous Iran nuclear deal. Will impose severe new sanctions on Tehran. This is the right decision & the President deserves tremendous credit. But pray for peace in the region. Things might get bumpy. Here’s the latest.
(Jerusalem, Israel) — After a careful policy review by senior administration officials, and consultation with a wide range of U.S. allies, President Donald Trump today kept his promise by announcing the U.S. will terminate the nuclear deal that President Obama and Secretary John Kerry negotiated with Iran. The President also announced the U.S. will imposing […]
Posted: May 8, 2018, 6:59 pm
Only 20 seats left — register today for The Joshua Fund’s Israel tour and 2018 Epicenter Prayer Summit in July! I would so love to welcome you & your family to this extraordinary city and country.
Dear friends — We only have 20 spots left! If you’ve ever wanted to tour Israel with me and The Joshua Fund — and attend the 2018 Epicenter Prayer Summit in Jerusalem — you need to register immediately. As God moves so powerfully in this region, as prophecies come to pass, as the Church faces […]
Posted: May 7, 2018, 6:06 pm
BREAKING: World leaders from UN to EU to Germany & US condemn Mahmoud Abbas for anti-Semitic speech. NYT editorial calls for Palestinian President to step down. The post-Abbas era is approaching. Here’s the latest.
(Jerusalem) — In January, I said on Fox News that “we may be heading for a post-Abbas era.” That day just grew much closer. World leaders from the United Nations to the European Union to the German government and the U.S. are publicly condemning a speech Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gave this week as “anti-Semitic,” […]
Posted: May 3, 2018, 2:58 pm
I’m deeply disappointed the President has paid hush money to a porn star. Shouldn’t we Evangelicals be saddened, and say so? A few thoughts.
While I can’t believe this is a sentence I’d ever have to write, I must be honest. I’m deeply disappointed the President of the United States paid hush money to a porn star, and that he felt he had to. Does it negate all the positive policy measures he has undertaken since he took office, […]
Posted: May 3, 2018, 2:34 pm
BREAKING NEWS: Netanyahu reveals stunning intelligence coup — Mossad captured 100,000 top secret Iranian documents & videos proving Tehran is aggressively pursuing nuclear weapons arsenal. (Here’s the full text & video of the dramatic TV broadcast.)
(Jerusalem, Israel) — In a dramatic presentation that seemed ripped out of an international political thriller but was actually broadcast live to the nation of Israel in prime time this evening, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled a major coup by Israeli intelligence services. The Mossad, Israel’s foreign spy agency, has stolen thousands of top secret […]
Posted: April 30, 2018, 8:12 pm
BREAKING NEWS: ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER TO ADDRESS NATION AT 8PM LOCAL TIME ON IRAN NUCLEAR THREAT. Here’s what we know so far.
(Jerusalem, Israel) — The news is just breaking here that Prime Minister Netanyahu will speak live to the nation in a televised address at 8pm local time (1pm Eastern). At this hour, the PM is meeting with his Security Cabinet. What we’re hearing so far is that the PM will discuss new intelligence Israel has […]
Posted: April 30, 2018, 1:47 pm