Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog
Tracking events and trends in Israel, the U.S., Russia and throughout the Epicenter (the Middle East & North Africa)
Are any Christians loving both Israelis & Palestinians, and sharing the Prince of Peace with all the people of the Epicenter? Yes! Read The Joshua Fund’s 2017 Donor Report and be encouraged.
Dear faithful friend — We live in sobering times. Many nations, including America, are being shaken by violence, natural disasters and all kinds of evil. Nowhere is this more true than in the Middle East. People have theories about why this is happening, but I believe the answer is simple: God is trying to get […]
Posted: December 14, 2017, 7:44 pm
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem – With such high stakes, Christians need to engage in thoughtful, respectful conversations with Israelis, Arabs and each other about how to find true and lasting peace. [My new op-ed for Fox News.]
(Washington, D.C.) — Today, FoxNews.com published a new column of mine. While I wouldn’t have written the headline quite the way they did, I am grateful they allowed me to lay out my thoughts in an op-ed significantly longer than they usually run. Here is the column in full: AFTER TRUMP RECOGNIZES JERUSALEM AS ISRAEL’S […]
Posted: December 9, 2017, 9:54 pm
With President’s historic yet controversial decision on Jerusalem, Evangelical leaders call Christians around the world to pray for the peace of Jerusalem as never before. [Here’s the statement we just released from the Alliance For The Peace of Jerusalem.]
Time and again, Jerusalem lies at the Epicenter of the momentous events that are shaking our world and shaping our future. This week is no exception. As a dual U.S.-Israeli citizen — and a Jewish Evangelical — and most recently as a new resident of Jerusalem where my wife and kids and I now live, […]
Posted: December 7, 2017, 3:10 pm
Surprising new survey reveals a generational shift in Evangelical views toward Israel. Leaders form “Alliance For The Peace of Jerusalem” to educate the Church on God’s love for Israel & the Palestinians.
(Washington, D.C.) — This morning at the National Press Club, several colleagues and I released a ground-breaking new survey on “American Evangelical Attitudes Towards Israel and the Peace Process.” Below, I’ve posted links to the survey, our analysis of the data, and articles that have already been published this morning. I had the honor of […]
Posted: December 4, 2017, 5:33 pm
Leaders To Host Press Conference Monday in Washington to Unveil New Survey on Evangelical Attitudes Towards Israel & The Peace Process.
(Washington, D.C.) — On Monday, several colleagues and I will be hosting an event at the National Press Club, releasing a fascinating new survey. If you are a credentialed member of the media, we invite you to join us. Here’s the media advisory. WHAT: A new survey conducted by LifeWay Research and sponsored by Chosen People […]
Posted: November 30, 2017, 10:39 pm
Today, Israelis mark the 70th anniversary of the historic U.N. “Partition Plan” vote to reestablish the Jewish State. Sadly, the conflict is not over. We must still pray for & seek peace, especially as followers of Jesus.
Seventy years ago today — on November 29th, 1947 — history was made. The United Nations General Assembly voted in favor of Resolution 181 (aka, the “Partition Plan”) to divide the land of British Mandated Palestine to create a sovereign Israeli Jewish state and a sovereign Palestinian Arab state. The plan was controversial. It was […]
Posted: November 29, 2017, 10:57 pm
On #GivingTuesday, would you like to support The Joshua Fund to bless Israel & her neighbors in the name of Jesus? (Learn more about what we do & why.)
As today is “Giving Tuesday,” I thought I’d post an article from The Joshua Fund’s website describing the heart of what we do and why. If you’d like to give a secure, tax deductible donation to this work today, please click here. Thanks and God bless you! THE HEART OF THE JOSHUA FUND The Joshua […]
Posted: November 28, 2017, 8:31 pm
UPDATE: Terror attack against Sinai mosque kills 311 Egyptians, wounds 128. President el-Sisi addresses nation on TV. Evangelical message to Egypt: “Your fight is our fight. We stand with you. We pray for you. You are not alone.”
(Jerusalem, Israel) — WEDNESDAY UPDATE: The death toll continues to climb in the deadliest terrorist attack in the history of modern Egypt. “The North Sinai health directorate announced on Wednesday the death of a man injured in Friday’s North Sinai terrorist attack, raising the number of those killed to 311,” reports the Egyptian newspaper, Al-Ahram. […]
Posted: November 24, 2017, 1:36 pm
Ominous: Putin holds summit with Iranian & Turkish leaders to strengthen anti-Western alliance, discuss next steps in Syria. Trouble for Israel. Here’s the latest.
(Jerusalem, Israel) — After several years of darkness falling on the Middle East, we’re actually seeing quite a bit of good news in recent months. The U.S.-led coalition of Sunni Arab countries is systematically crushing the Islamic State. The Caliphate has been dismantled. ISIS jihadists are still a threat, but they’re being driven out of […]
Posted: November 22, 2017, 8:43 pm
Christianity Today publishes detailed report on Evangelical Delegation: “Egyptian Protestants appreciate listening tour by U.S. counterparts.” Here’s the full story.
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: […]
Posted: November 17, 2017, 10:42 am