The number one question I’m asked these days, especially from Evangelical Christians, is this, “What news sites do you read – and trust – to know what’s happening in Israel and the Middle East and to truly understand what it all means?”
The good news: there’s actually quite a bit of useful reporting out there both from Christian and non-Christian sources. The challenge: most people don’t have the time, experience or discernment to know how to extract the useful from the worthless.
Add to this the rise of fake news – as well as so much anti-faith, anti-Christian, anti-Israel, anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim bias – in the modern, secular, mainstream media and it’s not surprising that Evangelicals are increasingly hungry for a reliable source of truthful reporting and sound analysis.
Therefore, after much prayer and planning, I’m very happy to let you know that my colleagues and I are launching two new websites on September 1st.
ALL ISRAEL NEWS and ALL ARAB NEWS will be “one-stop-shopping” news sites for anyone and everyone who wants to understand what’s happening in the Epicenter and why it matters. We’ll publish exclusive “news-maker” interviews, exclusive polls, original reporting, helpful context and analysis, as well as links to the most important and interesting news stories in the Israeli, Arab and regional press — all day, every day.
Truthful. Insightful. Fair. Free. And all from an Evangelical perspective and worldview.
- I will serve as Editor-in-Chief, writing original stories and commentaries, and guiding our team to deliver a first-rate product.
- We have hired a team of Israeli and Palestinian reporters, editors and web developers who are working hard to prepare for the launch.
- We have recruited a great Board of Directors for NEAR EAST MEDIA – our U.S.-based 501c3 non-profit, non-partisan, Christian organization – and they are fully established and operational.
- We have also recruited two excellent Advisory Boards, one for each websites.
- More on all this when we launch.
- Our ALL ISRAEL NEWS website is built — https://www.allisrael.com/ — and will go live on September 1st.
- Our ALL ISRAEL NEWS Twitter account is live — please follow us at: https://twitter.com/all_israel_news
- Our ALL ISRAEL NEWS Facebook account is live – please follow us at: https://www.facebook.com/AllIsraelCom/
- Our ALL ARAB NEWS website is built — https://allarab.news/ — and will also go live on Sept. 1.
- Our ALL ARAB NEWS Twitter account is live – please follow us at: https://twitter.com/all_arab_news
- Our ALL ARAB NEWS Facebook account is live – please follow us at: https://www.facebook.com/AllArabCom/
The countdown to launch day — Tuesday, September 1st — is on.
Tell your friends. Pray for us. And please join us when we go live. Thanks so much!
[NOTE: Above are images are partial screen shots from the two news sites as of Friday, August 21st. The team is writing articles and linking to other important stories every day, practicing for the launch.]