How will Evangelicals react to the Trump peace plan? How will Arab leaders react?


(Jerusalem, Israel) — An historic week is underway. And a controversial one at that.

On Monday, President Trump met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House at 11am.

At 12:30pm, the President met with Israeli opposition leader Benny Gantz, the former IDF chief of staff who now leads Israel’s largest political party. Both are facing off in a third round of elections on March 2.

Trump privately briefed each leader on his long-awaited and much-debated “Deal of the Century.” He then announced that he will release his full Israeli-Palestinian peace proposal on Tuesday at noon eastern.

Tonight, I was interviewed live on the i24 TV news network here in Israel. The anchors and I focused on two critical questions: How will Evangelical Christians react to the plan? And how will Arab leaders react?

Here’s the link to the full interview. (It starts at 4:10 minutes into the segment.)

During the interview, I referenced a poll that we commissioned for a Christian group I helped found called the Alliance for the Peace of Jerusalem. Specifically, I cited numbers suggesting that not all Christians hold the same views about the peace process or the “two-state solution” as Christian leaders. To read the full poll in context, please click here. 

I’ll post more analysis when the plan is released. In the meantime, please keep both Israelis and Palestinians in your prayers — pray for peace and calm here and throughout the region, knowing that controversy over the plan could create its own new set of tensions. Thanks so much.



The article originally appeared on Joel’s blog and reposted with permission.