NASHVILLE – Asked about the importance of the 2012 election to the future of Israel at a prayer meeting during the national Religious Broadcaster conference, WND’s Joseph Farah said “it’s a matter of life and death.”

The statement was made in a panel discussion prior to Farah being presented with the “Ed McAteer Tree of Life Award” last Sunday night by Laurie Cardoza-Moore of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, a group fighting anti-Semitism and supporting the nation of Israel. Farah was joined by Itamar Marcus of Palestinian Media Watch and Michael Little of CBN.

After viewing videos of harsh anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and anti-U.S. videos taken directly from Palestinian television, Farah compared some of the statements to those of Barack Obama’s pastor, Jeremiah Wright.

Farah said one of the highlights of the presidential campaign thus far was Newt Gingrich’s comments about the idea of Palestinian nationhood being a complete mythological invention.

“That statement was completely factual and accurate,” Farah said.

PJTN educates media professionals, Christian leaders and Christians around the world about the biblical responsibilities to act against the “new anti-Semitism.” PJTN was founded in 2001 in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

One of the most important objectives of PJTN is in educating Christians about their biblical responsibility to stand with their Jewish brethren and Israel, utilizing the powerful medium of documentary films to facilitate dialogue between the Christian and Jewish communities.

Farah is an Arab-American and former Middle East correspondent who has battled jihadists and creeping Saudi-style Shariah infecting institutions even inside the U.S.

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