by Joel Rosenberg
All eyes are on the Middle East. An American President pressures the Prime Minister of Israel not to launch a preemptive military strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities, for fear of blowing up the region. But when the Israeli premier concludes the President and his national security team are weak, vacillating, and cannot be trusted – and that Iran has crossed the point of no return – he orders the Israeli military into action. Then comes the blowback. Iran and Syria form a terrifying alliance and prepare to launch weapons of mass destruction against Israel to annihilate the Jewish state once and for all. Picking up where Joel’s previous thrillers – The Twelfth Imam and The Tehran Initiative – leave off, Damascus Countdown is ripped from tomorrow’s headlines. The scenario Joel has written in this New York Times best-seller hasn’t happened yet. But given the latest developments in the Middle East, it feels like it could happen soon. Let’s hope not. Joel’s new book is one more reason to “pray for the peace of Jerusalem,” as the Psalmist urges us in Psalm 122:6.