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ROSENBERG  The Battle For Jerusalem Has Begun
by Joel Rosenberg
[novelist] 7/24/06

I was interviewed on Fox News Channel on Sunday regarding the latest developments in Israel's war with Hezbollah and Hamas and the eerie similarities with my new novel, THE COPPER SCROLL. If you missed it, the following is the transcript.

JAMIE COLBY, FOX: We want to also tell you about an important meeting going on at the White House. President Bush is getting ready at the top of the hour to meet with the Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia. After that, Secretary of State Rice, as you know, will head to the Mideast. Our next guest thinks the President himself should also head to Israel, and then to Jordan. Let's find out why he thinks this. I'm joined now by the author of the book, The Copper Scroll, Joel Rosenberg. Joel, great to see you.

The Copper Scroll


Joel C. Rosenberg is the New York Times best-selling author of THE LAST JIHAD (2002), THE LAST DAYS (2003), and THE EZEKIEL OPTION (2005), with more than one million copies in print. He previously served as a senior advisor to several U.S. and Israeli leaders, including Steve Forbes, Rush Limbaugh, former Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Natan Sharansky, and former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He has been interviewed on more than 300 radio and TV shows, including ABC's "Nightline," CBN's 700 Club, CNN Headline News, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, the Michael Reagan Show, the Rush Limbaugh Show and the Sean Hannity Show.. Website - [go to Rosenberg Index]

The Ezekiel Option

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ROSENBERG: Good to see you again. How are you?

COLBY: Tell us why you think the President, not just Secretary Rice, should make his way to the region.

ROSENBERG: You've got to understand that this battle that we're in now is a battle for Jerusalem. Sheik Nasrallah of the Hezbollah is saying they've liberated southern Lebanon in the past and now they're going to liberate Jerusalem. That's what Iran says. That's what Hamas says. That's what bin Laden says. This is a battle for control of Jerusalem. Happens to be what The Copper Scroll is about fictionally -- but in real life the President has been very supportive of the countries that are on the front lines in the War on Terror. He has made surprise visits to Iraq, to Afghanistan -- a number of times -- and I think this would be a good time at this moment to stand with Israel, to go in, make a surprise visit with the Israelis as they're facing this terrible onslaught from radical Islam, but to balance that visit to Israel with a trip to Jordan to show that we are in support of moderate Arab Sunni governments that are willing to fight the War on Terror as King Abdullah has. So I think that a trip to the region for him briefly -- it can be brief -- but I think standing with that Israelis and with Arab governments that are moderate...that are helping us in the War on Terror, is critical at this moment.

COLBY: Talk to me about Hassan Nasrallah. We haven't heard from him. He had put out a tape saying that he has "surprises." We haven't heard from him since. The fighting continues. In fact, the Israeli artillery on the border has intensified. What do you think he's thinking at this point? We heard from one of the IDF captains earlier in this hour that they've put a serious dent into Hezbollah's forces.

ROSENBERG: I hope that's the case. But Nasrallah's objective is clear. He wants to liquidate the Jews and liberate Jerusalem, meaning control the Holy Land for radical Shiite Islam. He's a puppet. He's a puppet of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who as we know is a Shiite Muslim who is saying that the end of the world is just two or three years away and that the way to hasten the coming of the Islamic Messiah is to launch a jihad to destroy the Jews of Israel and the Christians in the United States. Now, I'm an evangelical Christian from an Orthodox Jewish background, and I support Israel. I obviously care for the Arabs -- the Lebanese and Palestinians -- who are caught in the crossfire. But Nasrallah and Ahmadinejad and the Syrians are talking about the liquidation of Israel and the liberation of Jerusalem. Again, I write about this fictionally in The Copper Scroll and The Ezekiel Option before it. But this is not fiction anymore. This is a real war in which real people are dying. Nasrallah and Ahmadinejad have to be stopped. The President is doing a good job standing with Israel, but he should go there as well.

COLBY: And Joel, we're watching it unfold as every hour passes. Thank you so much.

ROSENBERG: Thank you. I appreciate it. CRO


copyright 2006 Joel C. Rosenberg





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