ATLANTA — Dr. Michael Youssef releases the following statement after the announcement Thursday that Israel and the United Arab Emirates have reached a historic peace agreement:
“I am so thankful for the amazing diplomatic skills of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The ‘Abraham Accord’ is a stroke of diplomatic genius. The leaders of UAE and Israel are to be highly commended for their courage, and for taking such a bold step forward for the cause of peace in the Middle East. Many, like myself, are old enough to remember Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat’s courageous trip to Israel in November 1977 which brought about peace between Egypt and Israel. Similarly, this agreement will go down in history as one of those history-altering events.”
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Michael Youssef, PhD, is the founder and president of Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef and senior pastor of Church of the Apostles in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Youssef was born in Egypt and lived in Lebanon and Australia before moving to the United States, becoming a citizen in 1984. He has a keen understanding of the Middle East, sociological trends in the Western world and Christian worldview issues. He has authored more than 40 books, including The Third Jihad, The Leadership Style of Jesus, and his latest book, Saving Christianity?: The Danger in Undermining Our Faith -- and What You Can Do about It is available wherever books are sold.