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Robert Nicholson

Robert Nicholson is president of The Philos Project, a nonprofit organization that seeks to promote positive Christian engagement in the Middle East. He holds a BA in Hebrew Studies from Binghamton University, and a JD and MA (Middle Eastern History) from Syracuse University. A formerly enlisted Marine and a 2012-13 Tikvah Fellow, Robert splits his time between New York City and Syracuse.

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Jesus and Hamas in the Holy Land
Jesus and Hamas in the Holy Land

That these pundits denounced a small democratic country for employing targeted air strikes to defend its citizens… was bad enough. That they did so while pretending to be neutral—and even, God forbid, Christ-like—was appalling.

Christians, Washington Is Only a Waystation
Christians and Politics: Back to the Basics

Washington is a waystation; Jerusalem is the destination. Only the King of Israel will decide when his kingdom will come. Until then we must live righteously, we must preach his kingdom, we must seek the peace of the city—but we must wait.

Joe Biden Peacemaker Israel Palestine
Joe Biden, Peacemaker?

Joe Biden is eager to roll back Trump-era policies, but he’d be wise to continue championing the Arab-Israeli peace movement that swept the region in 2020. If he plays his cards right, he could add new Arab states to the list and maybe even get Palestinians to the party as well.

The Era of Arab-Israeli Cooperation Begins

The declaration of peace between the United Arab Emirates and Israel marks the dawn of a new day.

Lebanese Christians and Their Role in the Middle East: A Conversation with Habib C. Malik
Lebanese Christians and Their Role in the Middle East: A Conversation with Habib C. Malik

In a conversation with Philos Project President Robert Nicholson, Habib C. Malik discussed what makes Lebanese Christians unique, the country’s role in the Middle East, US foreign policy oversights, Christian engagement with Islam, and advice he would give to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

A Palestine the Size of a Tablecloth - Donald Trump Peace Plan Middle East
A Palestine the Size of a Tablecloth

Donald Trump’s Deal of the Century is finally out, and Palestinian leaders should take it.

When Religious Freedom is Not Enough - Egypt Copt
When Religious Freedom is Not Enough

Egypt boasts the largest population of Christians in the Near East and thus offers the best chance to protect and empower them. A successful model here can be duplicated elsewhere.

The Next Decade in the Middle East
The Next Decade in the Middle East

The US has limited ability to influence a regional cold war and needs to choose its priorities carefully. This will be the most important story for us in the next decade as we try to get out of the Middle East without abandoning our allies and making the situation worse.

Hit Turkey Where it Hurts — Help Armenia

The best response to President Erdogan’s aggression in Syria is to recognize Turkey’s century-old genocide of Christians and help the…

Islam is Different—and That’s Okay
Islam is Different—and That’s Okay

Some people did not like Robert Nicholson’s article on Ilhan Omar’s run-in with Israel because they disagreed with the way he classifies Judaism and Christianity in a category separate from Islam.