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, 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…
Meet the 2017 Philos Leadership Institute Participants
Meet the 22 young men and women who will participate in the 2017 Philos Leadership Institute, a once-in-a-lifetime experience offered by The Philos Project.
Mideast Weekly RoundupSaturday, April 29, 2017
The United Nations comes under fire for electing Saudi Arabia to its women’s rights commission. This story and more in our Middle East news roundup.
Mideast Weekly RoundupSaturday, April 22, 2017
Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is disqualified from running for office again and the Trump Administration revisits the nuclear deal.