Evangelical support of Israel is essential to the U.S.-Israel relationship. In this special breakout session, join the Founder and Executive Director of the Philos Project, Robert Nicholson, for a report on the state of Evangelical Zionism in the Trump era and beyond. The roots of Evangelical love for the Jewish People and their land lie deep in the inherited traditions and holy scripture of Christian theology. But the stirring love that Evangelical Zionists have for Israel also raises deep questions. Is the rising generation of Evangelical leaders moving away from the pro-Israel orientation of their senior pastors? What effect has Donald Trump’s election and presidency had on the question of Israel and her Evangelical supporters? How do Evangelical leaders regard American Jews—especially among the non-Orthodox—who are skeptical of and even hostile to Christian support? Come and hear Mr. Nicholson’s analysis of Christian Zionism today and how to think strategically about renewing the Zionist alliance at the heart of America’s support for the Jewish State.

Robert Nicholson

Robert Nicholson is the Executive Director of The Philos Project, an American nonprofit that seeks to promote positive Christian engagement in the Middle East. Robert is also the co-publisher of Providence: A Journal of Christianity and American Foreign Policy. He holds a BA in Hebrew Studies from Binghamton University, and both a JD and MA in Middle Eastern history from Syracuse University. A former U.S. Marine and a 2012-2013 Tikvah Fellow, Robert has published articles in, among other places, Mosaic, The American Interest, Jerusalem Post, and Times of Israel. His work focuses on spreading the vision of a multi-ethnic and multi-religious Middle East based on freedom and rule of law.