Joel C. Rosenberg
Joel C. Rosenberg is a New York Times best-selling author of novels and non-fiction books about the Middle East with more than 2.5 million copies in print. He is also the co-founder (with his wife) of The Joshua Fund, a nonprofit charitable and educational organization that provides humanitarian relief for the poor and needy and for victims of war and terrorism in Israel and the Muslim world.
As a communications strategist, Joel has worked with some of the world's most influential leaders in business, politics and media, including former Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Natan Sharansky, and then-former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. As an author, he has been interviewed on more than 300 radio and TV programs, including ABC's Nightline, CNN Headline News, Fox News Channel, the History Channel, and MSNBC. He has been profiled by The New York Times, The Washington Times, and The Jerusalem Post, and he was the subject of two cover stories in World magazine. He has addressed audiences all over the world, including Russia, Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Iraq, Germany and the Philippines. He has spoken at the White House, the Pentagon, the U.S. Capitol and the European Union Parliament.
Born to a Jewish father and a Gentile mother, Joel is an evangelical Christian. His grandparents escaped Russian persecution of the Jews in the early part of the twentieth century. Joel graduated from Syracuse University in 1989 and studied at Tel Aviv University. He received an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Davis College in 2012. He is married, has four sons, and lives near Washington, D.C.