Author: Jessie Owen Payne
Jessie Owen Payne is the Media Director of The Philos Project. Jessie graduated from Bob Jones University in 2008 with a BA in Radio and Television Broadcasting and a minor in Public Relations Journalism. She interned with Entercom Communications while in college, did freelance writing for The Greenville News in South Carolina, and worked as a staff reporter and editor for The Springville Journal and, later, The Sun News outside Buffalo, NY. Jessie’s passions include fashion, photography and travel. She currently lives with her husband Drew and two children, Logan and Ashtyn, in Greenville, S.C.
Mideast Weekly RoundupSaturday, July 15, 2017
A historic water deal between the Israeli and Palestinian nations has been brokered, and the Pentagon confirms the death of the ISIS leader in Afghanistan.
Mideast Weekly RoundupSaturday, July 8, 2017
This week, Narendra Modi became the first sitting Indian prime minister to visit Israel and ISIS comes closer to losing the city of Mosul. This and more.
Mideast Weekly RoundupSaturday, July 1, 2017
Israel comes under fire for suspending a plan for a mixed-gender prayer area at the Western Wall and Mosul citizens celebrate Eid without the Islamic State.
Mideast Weekly RoundupSaturday, June 24, 2017
Jared Kushner seeks to restart peace talks in the Middle East, and former NFL quarterback Joe Montana visits Tel Aviv for “Touchdown in Israel.”
Mideast Weekly RoundupSaturday, June 17, 2017
An Iranian ship points a laser at a United States Marine Corps helicopter and Congress levies new sanctions against Iran and Russia. These stories and more.
Mideast Weekly RoundupSaturday, June 10, 2017
UNICEF warns that thousands of children are in extreme danger in Mosul, and the World Health Organization cautions of polio, cholera outbreaks.
Mideast Weekly RoundupSaturday, June 3, 2017
This past week, ISIS claimed responsibility for the murder of 29 Coptic Christians, and an Army Ranger loses his life in Syria. This and more.
Mideast Weekly RoundupSaturday, May 27, 2017
The United States moves closer to stronger sanctions against Iran, and President Donald Trump visits the Holy Land. These stories and more.
Mideast Weekly RoundupSaturday, May 6, 2017
President Donald Trump hosts the Palestinian Authority leader, and a new off-Broadway musical pokes fun at the Iraq War. These stories and more.
The Region: Abbas’ Visit to Washington & Arab-Israeli Peace NegotiationsThursday, May 4, 2017
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with President Donald Trump in Washington on May 3 for their first face-to-face talks since…