Mission and Bios
In these fast-paced times, it is difficult to keep a pulse on the important events happening in our world. We live in a society of information overload and rarely do we have the opportunity to accumulate and reflect on news as important as what is offered in Koenig International News.
In Koenig International News you will be kept abreast of the key issues and people that you need to know about. We offer a weekly news report, occasional news alerts, and many other interesting pages that cover international and national events of significance.
Our primary focus is on world news that is biblically relevant with a focus on Israel, the Middle East and the White House.
Our news comes from major reputable news services from Jerusalem, to Tel Aviv, Cairo, Amman, Riyadh, Tehran, Baghdad, Moscow, London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Tokyo, Beijing, Seoul, Toronto, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, as well as information from a vast number of contacts in strategic locations around the world.
We believe in the days ahead a "small group of people" and a "few major events" are going to shape our world in significant ways, and when those events happen, Koenig International News will be there reporting the news to you.
Our objective is to keep you, your family, friends, and associates informed of the key events happening throughout the
world. We encourage you to tell others about Koenig International News.
The People We Watch:
United States: Barack Obama, Joseph Biden, John Kerry, Chuck Hagel, John Brennan; Israel: Benjamin Netanyahu, Yair Lapid, Naftali Bennett, Moshe Yaalon, Avigdor Lieberman, Tzipi Livni, Shimon Peres; Vatican: Pope Benedict XVI; Palestinians: Mahmoud Abbas, Khaled Mashel; Egypt: Mohamed Morsi; Iraq: Nouri al-Maliki; Iran: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Ayatollah Ali Khamanei, Mohammad Khatami; Jordan: King Abdullah II; Saudi Arabia: King Abdullah; Syria: Bashar Assad; Turkey: Recep Tayyip Erdogan; Afghanistan: Hamid Karsi; Russia: Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Medvedev; China: Xi Jinping; France: François Hollande, Nicolas Sarkozy; UK: David Cameron, William Hague, Tony Blair, Prince Charles of Wales; Germany: Angela Merkel; Italy: Silvio Berlusconi; Spain: King Juan Carlos, Mariano Rajoy. José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero; EU: Herman Van Rompuy, Catherine Ashton, Javier Solana; Hezbollah: Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah; Hamas: Khaled Mashaal, Ismail Haniyah Mahmoud Zahar
The Events We Watch:
Wars and rumors of wars, economic news, military buildups, terrorism, political situations, difficult relations between countries, famines, natural disasters, and drastic or record breaking weather.
The Power Centers of the World That We Watch:
The United States, the European Union, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.
The Key Organizations We Watch:
The US Congress, the United Nations, the European Union, the NATO alliance, the Arab League, the G-8, and the Eastern European Bloc countries.
Koenig International News
Provide readers, by means of a 365-day, year-round news service, with "front lines" information from the White House relevant to Israel and its role in the unfolding global drama.
Educate readers, through truthful, discerning, and frequent commentary, about the significance of current events affecting Israel and our world either directly or indirectly.
What are we?
Koenig International News is an Internet news service (www.watch.org):
International news posted and updated daily, to readers in all 50 United States and 105 countries.
Annual Internet posting of over 11,000 news stories, reviewing of over 200,000 headlines, and the distribution of 52 in-depth "Koenig's Eye View from the White House" news reports.
Unique perspectives on the United States government by Director Bill Koenig who is uniquely positioned in Washington, D.C. as an accredited White House correspondent with access to both Administration and Congressional leaders.
Commentaries, by Bill Koenig, as well as others, providing insights and reflections about national and international events that affect Israel and the world.
Encouragement, in the form of daily devotionals.
Resources, in the form of links to Christian, Jewish and secular news media, archives to past news events and commentaries, and an offering of appropriate books and other products relating to the times.
Koenig International News is an electronic news service offering:
Occasional news alerts to a subscriber list of over 20,000 names, including 1,500 pastors with church membership exceeding 350,000.
Bill Koenig's Biography:
Bill began his business career in 1978 with Coldwell Banker (now CB Richard Ellis - CBRE) a major-international real estate company. He began his work in Phoenix transferring to Dallas in 1979. He was associated with two other commercial real estate companies in Dallas before starting his own brokerage and investment company in 1984.
In a career change in the summer of 1996, Bill began publishing "Koenig's Watch," a weekly summary of important Middle East news from Dallas. He moved to the Internet in November 1996 and became "Koenig International News" (http://watch.org).
The news service, which now includes "WorldWatchDaily" with constantly updated stories from a large variety of news sources, today has readers and e-mail subscribers in all 50 states and 105 countries around the globe.
In early 1999, he produced the audio tape "Countdown 2000," discussing ten major events to watch moving into the new century.
In January 2001, he moved the news service to the Washington DC area and became a White House correspondent.
In October 2001, he co-authored with John McTernan "Israel: The Blessing or the Curse."
In February 2004, he authored "Eye to Eye - Facing the Consequences of Dividing Israel," which was revised and updated in July 2006. The book is in its 14th printing.
He writes a weekly 15-page news report called "Koenig's Eye View from the White House," that focuses on world news that is biblically relevant and White House news from a Christian perspective.
Bill was a member of First Baptist Dallas and the Dallas Theological Seminary's Presidents Council before moving to Washington D.C.
He has been very active in both local and national Christian activities. He has attended seven National Religious Broadcaster (NRB) conventions.
He graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Communications.
Bill and his wife Claudia attend McLean Bible Church in McLean, Virginia.
Bill Wilson's Biography:
Bill Wilson joined KIN in April 2004. Bill is a former award-winning journalist who covered world events, including the 1980 presidential election. He worked as a media and campaign consultant to some of the most influential political figures in the world, many of who are still involved in global politics. He has observed world events for over 30 years as a journalist, as a political consultant, as an entrepreneur, and now as a minister of the gospel.
Bill is a published Christian author, "Making the Internet Family Friendly" published by Thomas Nelson, and his new title, "Warshod: Living Victoriously As World Events Fulfill Prophecy."
Bill connects the relationships between current world events and Bible prophecies. He assists Bill Koenig in the writing of "Koenig's Eye View from the White House."
Bill lives with his wife Chris and their 13 year old son, Christian, in New Market, Maryland. He is an evangelist with Word of Life Ministry in Mt. Airy, Md., and is Children's Pastor for Redeemer International Family Church in Frederick, Md. Bill graduated from Ohio State University majoring in journalism and economics.
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