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Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jessie Owen Payne

This week in the Middle East: President Jimmy Carter calls for U.S. recognition of the state of Palestine, and an American sailor dies in action.

Belz

A People of No Strategic Importance

By Faith J. H. McDonnell

A review of Mindy Belz’s new book “They Say We Are Infidels: On the Run from ISIS with Persecuted Christians in the Middle East.”

Thank you to the Philos Project for an excellent, unique experience in Israel. I greatly appreciate the fair and insightful way they handled complex issues, and am especially grateful at how careful they were to show us the people – the real people, the diverse people – who live in that land. Philos is working hard to create a new conversation about Israel and the Middle East and they’re doing a terrific job. I commend their work wholeheartedly.

— Russell Moore

President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission