Author: Jessie Owen Payne

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.

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Israeli

Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jessie Owen Payne Saturday, 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.

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Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jessie Owen Payne Saturday, 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.

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Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jessie Owen Payne Saturday, 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.

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Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jessie Owen Payne Saturday, 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.”

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Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jessie Owen Payne Saturday, 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.

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Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jessie Owen Payne Saturday, 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.

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Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jessie Owen Payne Saturday, 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.

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Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jessie Owen Payne Saturday, 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.

Iraq

Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jessie Owen Payne Saturday, 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.

Palestinian

The Region: Abbas’ Visit to Washington & Arab-Israeli Peace Negotiations

By Jessie Owen Payne Thursday, 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…