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Concerned Women for America and the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews to Host Religious Persecution Panel

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Washington, D.C. – Concerned Women for America and the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews would like to announce their upcoming panel discussion on religious persecution in the Middle East. Erick Stakelbeck, terrorism analyst, host, and author, will be moderating the panel featuring Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America; Yael Eckstein, Senior Vice President of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, and Dr. Walid Phares, author and terrorism expert.

Two weeks ago, Penny was in Israel with Yael to see firsthand how the Israeli people are handling anti-Semitism and religious persecution.

Penny had this to say:

“It was an honor to travel to Israel with the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) to focus on religious freedom for Christians and Jews. Yael Eckstein guided me through IFCJ’s current humanitarian projects, including how they provide food, clothing, shelter, housing, and other needs to those in Israel. I visited with the Knesset, the Mayor of Efrat, and a commander of the Israel Navy Base.

“As one of Israel’s closest allies, it is imperative that the United States recognize the threat of global terrorism and the movement in the Middle East to silence those who subscribe to faith. As I saw in Yad Vashem (the Holocaust museum in Jerusalem), it is up to the Righteous Among the Nations to carry the torch of freedom and to unabashedly stand on the side of good, despite the rising threats of radical Islam, anti-Semitism, and religious intolerance.”

Event: Briefing and Panel Discussion on Religious Persecution in the Middle East
Date: Monday, May 4, 2015
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Capitol Hill Visitor Center SVC 203


Media are invited to attend. For interviews with panelists, please contact Alexandria Paolozzi at 202-420-1537 or

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