Last week, President Trump proclaimed: “We moved the capital of Israel to Jerusalem. That’s for the evangelicals.” This week, addressing the Republican National Convention from Jerusalem, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo turned Jerusalem into a prop for President Trump’s reelection campaign. To explore the relationship between the Trump Administration’s Israel-Palestine policies and American evangelical Christians, as well as the implications of this relationship for the upcoming U.S. elections, the Foundation for Middle East Peace (FMEP) is pleased to invite you to join us for a conversation (via Zoom) with leading expert Sarah Posner.
Sarah Posner is a Reporting Fellow with Type Investigations. Her new book, Unholy: Why White Evangelicals Worship at the Altar of Donald Trump, was published in May 2020. Her investigative reporting and analysis on the religious right in Republican politics has appeared in Rolling Stone, The New Republic, Vice, HuffPost, The Nation, Mother Jones, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The American Prospect, Talking Points Memo, and many other publications. Her 2008 book, God’s Profits: Faith, Fraud, and the Republican Crusade for Values Voters, explored the unholy alliance between the Republican Party and prosperity televangelists.
Lara Friedman is the President of the Foundation for Middle East Peace (FMEP) and a leading authority on Israel-Palestine issues and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. She is published and cited widely in the U.S. and international press, is a Contributing Writer at Jewish Currents, and is a non-resident fellow at the U.S./Middle East Project (USMEP).