Joel C. Rosenberg announces new non-fiction book, “Enemies and Allies” at the NRB Convention

New York Times bestselling author shares exclusive conversations in meetings with key Arab and Israeli leaders as important events unfold in the Middle East in forthcoming book

VINE, Texas – New York Times bestselling author, editor and dual US-Israeli citizen Joel C. Rosenberg today announced the release of his upcoming non-fiction book, “Enemies and Allies,” at a interview with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the National Religious Convention of Broadcasters.

“Enemies and Allies,” slated for release on September 7, 2021, from Tyndale, skillfully and clearly explains the importance of the sometimes encouraging, sometimes violent, but rapidly changing landscape in Israel and the Arab-Muslim world. The book explores vital questions about threats and peace efforts 20 years after the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States, given Iranian threats, violence in Israel, and the Abrahamic Accords.

The book includes exclusive, never-before-published interviews, insights and analysis of Rosenberg’s conversations with some of the world’s most complex and controversial leaders, including Pompeo, which graces the first chapter of the book. Other leaders include:

  • Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS),
  • Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi,
  • King Abdullah II of Jordan,
  • The Crown Prince of the United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Zayed (MBZ),
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,
  • Israeli President Reuven Rivlin,
  • President Donald Trump and
  • Vice President Mike Pence.

“What is happening in the Middle East – for better or for worse – affects the whole world,” Rosenberg said. “The Middle East and North Africa are the epicenter of important events that shake our world and shape our future. Two decades after the horrific terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, which once again shifted our attention to the Middle East, the region is undergoing profound and historic tectonic transformations. We ignore them at our peril.

Rosenberg argues that “it is this same existential Iranian threat that is forcing the Arab rulers together to fundamentally rethink: ‘Who are my enemies and who are my allies?’ and one by one they conclude that Iran is their greatest enemy and that Israel should be one of their most important allies. This is a big reason why in 2020 alone, four Arab-Israeli peace and normalization treaties were concluded. “

In recent years, Rosenberg has summoned religious leaders to meet with key government leaders in the Middle East, at their request, for critical conversations about faith and peace in the Middle East. In “Enemies and Allies,” he shares insight into those conversations and meetings and provides hopeful insight into the events and decisions that are shaping the Middle East and impacting the world.

“Attitudes are changing – not just on the streets but also in the palaces and corridors of power that few outsiders ever see,” Rosenberg said. “This is the first book to tell the story of what is happening in the Middle East. Daily media coverage of specific events is pointillism. What is needed is the context. That’s why I wrote this book. I will take you inside the royal courts and capitals and introduce you to the most powerful figures in the region. Whether we love them or hate them, it is the actors who drive the change. They are the leaders to watch. “

Having started his career as a political assistant in Washington, DC, today Rosenberg, an evangelical Christian of Jewish origin, lives in Jerusalem. He is the New York Times bestselling author of 15 novels and five non-fiction books and is the founder and editor of the news platforms All Israel News and All Arab News. He also hosts the podcast “Inside The Epicenter With Joel C. Rosenberg”.

“The change underway in the Middle East and North Africa is happening quickly and furiously – and it is far from over,” said Rosenberg. “I hope that once this book is completed, you will gain a better understanding of the immense challenges facing the nearly 600 million people who live in this region and how your future and your fortunes are inextricably linked with theirs.”

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Joel C. Rosenberg is a New York Times bestselling author of 15 novels and five non-fiction books, with nearly 5 million copies sold. He has been interviewed by, or written for, hundreds of media outlets and has been featured by The New York Times, The Washington Times, and The Jerusalem Post. A Syracuse University graduate with a BFA in Film, he and his wife Lynn live with their family in Jerusalem.

Tyndale House Publishers, founded in 1962, is the world’s largest private Christian publisher of books, Bibles and digital media. Tyndale products include many New York Times bestsellers, including the popular fiction series Left Behind by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, novels by Francine Rivers, Karen Kingsbury and Rosenberg, as well as many non-fiction books. fiction.


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