'Saudis Can Be Next': Evangelical-Israeli Who Met MBS in His Palace Tells All

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In this week's episode, we hear from an evangelical Christian and Israeli citizen, Joel Rosenberg, on his unusual meetings with the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, the king of Jordan and president of Egypt, all documented in a new book he just published. Why did these Arab leaders invite him and other Evangelical leaders to their palaces, and how can Joe Biden get a big diplomatic win in the Middle East? Listen to the full conversation, starting at time code 10:20. 

Rosenberg also discusses the potential for Israel's new government to forge closer ties to Arab nations, explains why he changed his mind over time on Donald Trump, and shares stories from his new book 'Enemies and Allies: An Unforgettable Journey Inside the Fast-Moving and Immensely Turbulent Modern Middle East.' 

Earlier on the show, Haaretz correspondent Allison Kaplan Sommers warns about Israel's failed enforcement of rules barring unvaccinated tourists from entering the country. Her recent scoop on the subject led the Israeli Health Ministry to promise a quick fix, but so far, she tells host Amir Tibon, the disturbing loopholes she discovered still exist.

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