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Middle East Expert Joel Rosenberg on President Trump’s Peace Plan

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WATCH ABOVE: Middle East Expert and Best Selling Author Joel Rosenberg spoke with CBN News about President Trump’s historic peace plan unveiled at the White House on Tuesday. Rosenberg addressed a number of issues including:

  •  His initial impressions of this historic plan. 
  •  How significant it is to have Sunni Arab nations react positively to the plan. 
  •  What about the internal opposition Israeli Prime Minister faces here in Israel? 
  •  How will Evangelical Christians react to this plan? 
  •  How should Christians pray for Israelis and Palestinians as they face this historic crossroads?

"This was historic, it was dramatic. It's going to be highly controversial. When you dig into the details of the plan, there's a lot for people to hate in multiple directions," he said. "It is the most creative, innovative, and I'd say compassionate peace plan that I've seen put out. It is both balanced and shows particular compassion for Israeli security fears and Palestinian economic needs. And I think in that way, it was a pretty dramatic rollout and a pretty fascinating plan." 

He said the Arab reaction has been remarkable. "Almost immediately, Sunni Arab governments throughout the region began putting out statements that were very positive, not saying they signed on to every detail or proposal... however, they see it as positive, they were applauding President Trump, they weren't condemning, they weren't throwing up their hands and saying this is ridiculous, and they were urging the Palestinian leadership to come back to the table, take this plan seriously and negotiate."

"That's about all that an American administration can ask, except that they got one more thing. They got three Arab ambassadors from countries that do NOT have peace with Israel - Oman, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates - to be willing to come to the ceremony and be publicly there," Rosenberg said. "This is dramatic that three Arab ambassadors would be willing to be in the room for a plan that is very supportive of the Israel positions."

Rosenberg brings years of experience in the Middle East to his analysis, has met face to face with many of the leaders of the Middle East, and his geopolitical thriller novels have been read by millions. You can watch our entire interview with Rosenberg at the top of this story to hear his analysis of the peace plan. 

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Chris Mitchell

In a time where the world's attention is riveted on events in the Middle East, CBN viewers have come to appreciate Chris Mitchell's timely reports from this explosive region of the world. Chris brings a Biblical and prophetic perspective to these daily news events that shape our world. He first began reporting on the Middle East in the mid-1990s. Chris repeatedly traveled there to report on the religious and political issues facing Israel and the surrounding Arab states. One of his more significant reports focused on the emigration of persecuted Christians from the Middle East. In the past