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Tracking events and trends in Israel, the U.S., Russia and throughout the Epicenter (the Middle East & North Africa)

(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 […]
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Posted: May 23, 2018, 5:27 pm
(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 […]
Author: joelcrosenberg
Posted: May 18, 2018, 6:42 pm
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, […]
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Posted: May 14, 2018, 1:22 pm
(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 […]
Author: joelcrosenberg
Posted: May 10, 2018, 4:47 pm
(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 […]
Author: joelcrosenberg
Posted: May 8, 2018, 6:59 pm
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 […]
Author: joelcrosenberg
Posted: May 7, 2018, 6:06 pm
(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,” […]
Author: joelcrosenberg
Posted: May 3, 2018, 2:58 pm
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, […]
Author: joelcrosenberg
Posted: May 3, 2018, 2:34 pm
(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 […]
Author: joelcrosenberg
Posted: April 30, 2018, 8:12 pm
(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 […]
Author: joelcrosenberg
Posted: April 30, 2018, 1:47 pm