Dennis and I were in Israel a couple of weeks ago, along with 160 friends, listeners to the radio show. I only mention it because Dennis is something of a celebrity in Israel -- not from his accomplishments as a talk show host and best selling author in the US, but because of our Prager University video "The Middle East Problem." In three different taxis the driver asked, "You're the guy in that video, aren't you?" The question was then followed by effusive praise and expressions of gratitude.
In addition to being deeply gratifying, our taxi encounters illustrate some useful lessons. 1) the reach of the Internet. 2) you can make a big impact in five minutes. 3) Israelis are grateful when someone understands them.
This month we release our second course on The Middle East Problem under the provocative title "Is Israel an Apartheid State?" The question would be absurd if people didn't take it seriously. Sadly, they do. Their motive is often disingenuous. They want to delegitmize Israel by trying to link it to South Africa, when that country really was an apartheid state. Israel, however, is not -- transparently, obviously not. Watch the video here.
Once you've seen it, send it to your "list." "The Middle East Problem" has been seen by 2 million people and been translated into 14 languages. Soon it will be in Romanian! The bar has been set very high. But so is the need. There is so much misinformation about Israel, so much of it taught at universities, we have to do everything we can to correct it.
Life is moving so fast at Prager University that it's hard to keep up. Here's one highlight. We now have a Dean of Students, RJ Mueller. A recent grad of Taylor University and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, RJ is in charge of student relations and social media. He has already turned our Facebook and Twitter pages into exciting places to be. He's updating daily with new and informative material as well as his own trenchant commentary. If you haven't "liked" our Facebook and Twitter pages, you're missing out on something very good.
I have boasted that within a couple of years, Prager University will have the best faculty in the world; we may also have the best administration.
Chancellor, Prager University
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