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Tracking events and trends in Israel, the U.S., Russia and throughout the Epicenter (the Middle East & North Africa)

(Orange County, California) — I’m excited to announce that all three of my political thrillers about the threat of ISIS to the U.S., Europe and our allies in the Middle East have just been released  in mass market paperback. You can buy them individually, or a set. All of my previous novels initially release in […]
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Posted: October 4, 2017, 1:47 pm
UPDATES: Las Vegas Shooting Is Deadliest in Modern U.S. History (NBC News) ‘An Act of Pure Evil’ (Wall Street Journal) ISIS release new video, bragging that Las Vegas shooting is revenge for US attacks against their ‘caliphate’ (UK Daily Mail) Why Did the Islamic State Claim the Las Vegas Shooting? Assessing the group’s puzzling statement (The […]
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Posted: October 2, 2017, 11:56 am
>> I’m speaking Saturday evening in Denver on the threats posed by Radical Islam, Russia and North Korea. Q&A will follow. Tickets are $25. Best is to register online, but you can buy a ticket at the door. Click here for more details. (Denver, Colorado) — Readers of my novel, The Ezekiel Option, and non-fiction […]
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Posted: September 29, 2017, 6:12 pm
(Denver, Colorado) — For months, we’ve heard rumors that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State, had been killed. In June 16th, the New York Times reported that Russian forces had killed him. Then the Iranians said they were sure he was dead. In July, the Pentagon said they could not confirm his death, […]
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Posted: September 28, 2017, 7:38 pm
UPDATE: Kurds vote overwhelmingly in favor of independence from Iraq (CNN headline). “Iraqi Kurds have voted overwhelmingly in favor of declaring independence from Iraq in a historic and controversial referendum that could have wide-ranging implications for the Middle East,” reports CNN. “More than 92% of the roughly 3 million people who cast valid ballots on […]
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Posted: September 24, 2017, 10:31 pm
Four decades after the historic Camp David Accords, is Egyptian President el-Sisi signaling he is about to take the lead in helping broker dramatic peace agreements not just between Israelis and Palestinians but perhaps between Israel and the rest of the Arab world, including the Saudis and Gulf States? Given his warm, even effusive, public […]
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Posted: September 21, 2017, 7:34 pm
Day after day, the headlines are more sobering and surreal than the day before. Cataclysmic at times, yet oddly hopeful and encouraging at others. What in the world is going on, and what does it all mean? Next week, I’ll be speaking in Denver on the grave and growing threats posed by Russia, North Korea, […]
Author: joelcrosenberg
Posted: September 21, 2017, 4:01 am
When was the last time you saw a picture of an Egyptian President roaring with laughter in a meeting with an Israeli Prime Minister? If a picture is worth a thousand words, this one reveals a great deal about the state of peace between Israel and Egypt. On the sidelines of the opening session of […]
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Posted: September 19, 2017, 3:58 am
(Jerusalem, Israel) — This morning, FoxNews.com published a new column of mine on the massive Russian war games underway near the borders of three NATO countries and Ukraine. The column includes findings from an exclusive poll I commissioned about American attitudes towards Russia and Putin earlier this year. Russia’s war games — what is Putin […]
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Posted: September 15, 2017, 6:57 pm
(Jerusalem, Israel) — In September and October, I look forward to being in the United States on a speaking tour to discuss geopolitical and spiritual trend lines in some of the world’s most volatile regions and countries. Details for each event are below. Please join us, if you can, and feel free to invite others […]
Author: joelcrosenberg
Posted: September 15, 2017, 2:13 pm