No global problem has seemed more intractable in the modern age than the ongoing crisis in the Middle East. It should come as no surprise that a Texan is deep in the middle of trying to resolve it, pursuing what he calls “faith-based diplomacy” on behalf of Israel. Josh Reinstein spent his formative years in Dallas, before moving to Canada and, ultimately, Israel. Today, he is the director of the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus and president of the Israel Allies Foundation. Listed as among the 50 most influential Jews in the world, Reinstein works to build international relations on the basis of Judeo-Christian values. In this Conversation, you’ll learn more about his work and how being a Texan brought a unique vision to his work.

Texas Scorecard

“Someone’s always keeping score. We think it ought to be the citizens.”