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A Drone Strike on a US Base, Gaza Cease-Fire Talks, and Record US Weapons Sales

On this episode of American Prestige, discussing this week’s headlines from around the world.

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Drone Strike on US Base, Gaza Ceasefire Talks, And Record US Weapons Sales | American Prestige
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On this news episode of American Prestige, Danny and Derek return with headlines from around the globe. This week: the ICJ decision on Israel (0:29), Israeli accusations of UNRWA (5:08), ceasefire talks (10:35), and Biden sanctions settlers (15:56); a U.S. outpost in Jordan is bombed by a drone (18:54); secret Sudan peace talks in Bahrain (23:52); several countries quit the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) (25:37); in Ukraine, Zelensky fires a top commander (27:23); the Biden admin is reimposing sanctions on Venezuela (33:34); international intervention is in doubt in Haiti (37:13); and the U.S. had record arms sales last year (40:24).

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US President Joe Biden speaks to reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on January 30, 2024, saying he had decided on a response to a deadly drone strike on US forces in Jordan but did not seek a wider war in the Middle East.

US President Joe Biden speaks to reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on January 30, 2024, saying he had decided on a response to a deadly drone strike on US forces in Jordan but did not seek a wider war in the Middle East.

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On this new episode of American Prestige, Danny and Derek return with headlines from around the globe. This week: the ICJ decision on Israel (0:29), Israeli accusations of UNRWA (5:08), ceasefire talks (10:35), and Biden sanctions settlers (15:56); a U.S. outpost in Jordan is bombed by a drone (18:54); secret Sudan peace talks in Bahrain (23:52); several countries quit the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) (25:37); in Ukraine, Zelensky fires a top commander (27:23); the Biden administration is reimposing sanctions on Venezuela (33:34); international intervention is in doubt in Haiti (37:13); and the US had record arms sales last year (40:24).

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Christian Zionism With Daniel Hummel Pt 2 | American Prestige
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On this episode of American Prestige, hosts Danny Bessner and Derek Davison speak with Daniel Hummel, director for university engagement at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Upper House. Hummel returns to the podcast to continue a conversation about Christian Zionism in the United States since 1948.

In this episode, we pick up with the rise of the new Christian right in the 1970s, the role of Zionism therein, dispensationalism and its notion of Jews and Israel, the Israeli right’s concurrent rise to power, Jimmy Carter as a non-Zionist evangelical, the Camp David Accords, Ronald Reagan’s relationship with Christian Zionism, and where the movement stood on the eve of the Oslo Accords.

You can catch up on the first episode in this series here.

Daniel’s book is Covenant Brothers: Evangelicals, Jews, and U.S.-Israeli Relations.

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Daniel Bessner

Daniel Bessner is an historian of U.S. foreign relations, and cohost of American Prestige, a podcast on international affairs.

Derek Davison

Derek Davison is a writer and analyst specializing in international affairs and US foreign policy. He is the publisher of the Foreign Exchanges newsletter, co-host of the American Prestige podcast, and former editor of LobeLog.

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