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

This week, Christianity Today published a lengthy article examining our Evangelical Delegation’s visit to Cairo to encourage Egyptian Christians and to build a relationship with President el-Sisi and senior Egyptian officials. It was a fair and balanced article — here are a few excerpts, but I would encourage you to read it in full. EXCERPTS: […]
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Posted: November 17, 2017, 10:42 am
Here is the press release our Delegation just issued….. AMMAN, JORDAN, November 8, 2017 – His Majesty King Abdullah II on Tuesday welcomed a delegation of American Evangelical Christians at Al-Husseiniya Palace in the capital city of Amman. The meeting capped three days of meetings between Delegation members and senior government officials; Evangelical, Catholic and […]
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Posted: November 8, 2017, 8:43 pm
(Cairo, Egypt) — The first stories on our Delegation are beginning to appear in Arab and Israeli media.  A story on Egypt Today, the daily news website of an English-language monthly magazine, was headlined, Sisi meets delegation of U.S. Evangelical heads in Cairo. A story on Masrawy.com, one of the largest news websites in Egypt […]
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Posted: November 2, 2017, 5:35 am
(Cairo, Egypt) — As regular readers of this blog know, I had the opportunity to meet Egyptian President el-Sisi in Washington in April. What I could not say at the time was that during the course of our conversation, the President invited me to bring a delegation of Evangelical Christian leaders to visit him in […]
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Posted: November 1, 2017, 9:39 pm
(Jerusalem, Israel) — In the face of genocide against Christians in the Middle East, the United States government is finally making the advancement of international religious freedom — and solidarity with persecuted Christians and other faith communities — a top priority. Several days ago, Vice President Mike Pence delivered the keynote address at a conference […]
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Posted: October 30, 2017, 8:23 am
(Jerusalem, Israel) — Over the last few months, my Joshua Fund colleagues and I have been working on a new report concerning the “State of the Epicenter 2017.”  Working with pastors, ministry leaders and experts in the region, we carefully examined the question of how many followers of Jesus Christ currently reside in Israel, the […]
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Posted: October 29, 2017, 3:27 pm
(Orange County, California) — I’m excited to announce that all three of my political thrillers about the threat of ISIS to the U.S., Europe and our allies in the Middle East have just been released  in mass market paperback. You can buy them individually, or a set. All of my previous novels initially release in […]
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Posted: October 4, 2017, 1:47 pm
UPDATES: Las Vegas Shooting Is Deadliest in Modern U.S. History (NBC News) ‘An Act of Pure Evil’ (Wall Street Journal) ISIS release new video, bragging that Las Vegas shooting is revenge for US attacks against their ‘caliphate’ (UK Daily Mail) Why Did the Islamic State Claim the Las Vegas Shooting? Assessing the group’s puzzling statement (The […]
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Posted: October 2, 2017, 11:56 am
>> I’m speaking Saturday evening in Denver on the threats posed by Radical Islam, Russia and North Korea. Q&A will follow. Tickets are $25. Best is to register online, but you can buy a ticket at the door. Click here for more details. (Denver, Colorado) — Readers of my novel, The Ezekiel Option, and non-fiction […]
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Posted: September 29, 2017, 6:12 pm
(Denver, Colorado) — For months, we’ve heard rumors that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State, had been killed. In June 16th, the New York Times reported that Russian forces had killed him. Then the Iranians said they were sure he was dead. In July, the Pentagon said they could not confirm his death, […]
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Posted: September 28, 2017, 7:38 pm