American Christians and the State of Israel

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In this episode of Your Second Opinion, Mathew D. Staver, Esq. in joins the Haym Salomon Center podcast host Mike Siegel to discuss Christians’ stance on Israel and Middle East relations. Mat Staver is the president of Christians in Defense of Israel and founder of the Liberty Counsel.

This episode seeks to bring awareness about American Christians’ support of the state of Israel and a vested interested in Middle Eastern relations. After listening to this episode, you will have a greater understanding of the real challenges facing the state of Israel today and what can be done.

In this episode, topics discussed include:

  • The reasons why so many Christians are strong advocates of the state of Israel
  • The extremely detrimental consequences for Israel of returning to the re-1967 borders
  • The importance of defunding the United Nations because of their anti-Semitic and anti-Israel resolutions
  • The long term impact of the Obama administration’s foreign policy on the Middle East
  • The problem with the two state solution and why it will not work in reality


Mat StaverMat Staver is the Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, an international nonprofit litigation, education, and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of human life, and the family; Chairman of Liberty Counsel Action, Freedom Federation, The Salt & Light Council, and National House of Hope; Founder and President of Covenant Journey; President of Christians in Defense of Israel; President of Liberty Relief International; Vice President and Chief Counsel of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference-CONEL; Director of the Hispanic Israel Leadership Coalition; Director of Liberty Center for Law and Policy; former Vice President of Liberty University; former Dean and tenured professor of law at Liberty University School of Law.

Mat has filed numerous briefs and argued in many federal and state courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court and has argued two landmark cases before the Supreme Court, Madsen v. Women’s Health Center and McCreary County v. ACLU of Kentucky.

Mat has a B.A., Theology, cum laude, Southern Missionary College; M.A., Religion, summa cum laude, Andrews University; J.D., University of Kentucky; LL.D., honoris causa, Liberty University; D.D., honoris causa, South Florida Bible College.

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