The Region


What Israel Taught Me About Trust

By Justin Pizzulli Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Have you ever heard the expression, “I have no reason to trust you until proven otherwise?” That’s a phrase I…


What Palestinians Actually Want, According to Palestinians

By Alex O'Connor Monday, September 18, 2017

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict will not be solved until there is an honest look at what the people on both sides actually want.


Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jessie Owen Payne Saturday, September 16, 2017

ISIS kills 84 near a southern Iraqi town, Israel endorses the Kurds’ independence and the deadline for the Iran nuclear deal is nigh. These stories & more.

West Bank

What Jared Kushner and Mahmoud Abbas Need to Understand About the West Bank

By Peter Burns Friday, September 15, 2017

The U.S. and other invested parties must understand that path to peace in Palestine runs through major reforms and development in the West Bank.


A Moral Bridgehead against Iran’s Destabilizing Extraterritorial Actions (IDEAs)

By Jean Pierre Chabot Thursday, September 14, 2017

Is it possible to maintain relative stability in a volatile region where Iran’s destabilizing extraterritorial actions are likely to spark further conflict?


18 Reasons to Visit Israel in ’18

By Amy Gabriel Wednesday, September 13, 2017

If you’ve never had the chance to visit Israel before, here are 18 great reasons to make this slice of Biblical history your next destination!

Refugees Living the Humility of Christ

By Amanda Achtman Tuesday, September 12, 2017

I recently sat with three generations of Syrian refugees who have found their situation to be an opportunity to reflect Christ in a new and unexpected way.


Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jonny Gamet Saturday, September 9, 2017

Israel pledges $1 million to Jewish community in Texas, and an Islamic State convoy is stranded near the Syrian border. These stories and more.

Refugee crisis

The Ever-Growing Refugee Crisis

By Ewelina Ochab Friday, September 8, 2017

The current refugee crisis is the worst one since World War II, with more than 65 million people displaced and more than 22 million refugees worldwide.


Shalom on the Front Lines: Operation Good Neighbor

By Gabriela Anciola Thursday, September 7, 2017

Operation Good Neighbor is an Israeli relief operation that provides basic medical treatment and food to thousands of Syrian people.