Despite Recent Polls, It’s Unlikely Young Evangelicals Are Abandoning Israel

June 28 2021

In the past several weeks, reports have emerged, sometimes accompanied by alarming headlines, claiming that new survey data show a precipitous decline in support for the Jewish state among American evangelical Christians. At issue are two surveys: the first, from 2018, shows that 68.7 percent of young evangelicals say they support Israel; the second, from 2021, shows this number dropping to 33.6 percent. But Philip T. Morrow and Amy Gabriel argue that these statistics have been misunderstood:

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More about: Evangelical Christianity, Jewish-Christian relations, U.S. Politics

Why a Government Victory in Southwestern Syria Is Bad News for Israel

Sept. 17 2021

Last week, Russia negotiated a ceasefire between the Syrian government and rebel forces in the city of Daraa, where the initial protests that sparked the uprising against Bashar al-Assad began. The agreement ended a 75-day assault on the city, located near the country’s southwestern border, by Russian, Iranian, and Syrian forces. Jonathan Spyer explains the significance of these events:

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More about: Golan Heights, Iran, Israeli Security, Russia, Syrian civil war