Chris Mitchell

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In a time where the world's attention is riveted on events in the Middle East, CBN viewers have come to appreciate Chris Mitchell's timely reports from this explosive region of the world. Mitchell brings a Biblical and prophetic perspective to these daily news events that shape our world.

Chris first began reporting on the Middle East in the mid-1990s. He repeatedly traveled there to report on the religious and political issues facing Israel and the surrounding Arab states. One of his more significant reports focused on the emigration of persecuted Christians from the Middle East.

In the past, Chris's reporting has been distinguished by award-winning coverage of revival movements and other spiritual issues. In addition to the Brownsville revival in Pensacola, Fla., he also covered an outbreak of revival in Missouri. His report on the "holy laughter" revivals in Toronto and London was named CBN's "Focus Story of the Year" in 1994.

That same year, Chris also earned a "Short Story of the Year" award for his examination of religious coverage in network news. He has also reported on such movements as the Promise Keepers and the annual "Prayer and Fasting" campaign led by the late Campus Crusade founder Dr. Bill Bright.

In addition to his reports for The 700 Club, Chris is also a regular contributor to Christian World News, a weekly 30-minute newscast that airs nationally in multiple markets.

Prior to joining CBN News in 1992, Chris worked for three years as a researcher, producer, and reporter for the Features/Testimonies department of The 700 Club.

A native of the Boston area, Chris earned a B.A. in History at the University of New Hampshire in 1975. In 1987, he graduated with honors from Regent University, earning an M.A. in Communication. While a student at Regent (then CBN University), Chris anchored “Newsight,” a student-produced Christian news program.

After almost a decade with CBN News, Chris's goal is to provide in his stories the Biblical "understanding of the times" described in I Chronicles 12:32.

My Stories

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Warning: Fighting ISIS Could Strengthen Iran

It seems the military might of the world is focused on ISIS and that is worrying some in the Middle East who believe an even greater danger is lurking in the region.

Monday, October 06, 2014

What Happens in Jerusalem 'Impacts the World'

On Sunday, hundreds gathered in Jerusalem and millions more around the world to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Former Muslims: ISIS Not Islamic? We Beg to Differ

As the U.S. continues strikes on the Islamic State, some former Muslims are challenging the president's claim that the group is not Islamic. They say say the practices embraced by ISIS come straight from the Koran. 

 

 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

'Network of Death': Obama Vows to Dismantle ISIS

One day after launching airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Syria, President Barack Obama vowed before the U.N. to lead a coalition to dismantle what he called ISIS's "network of death."

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Risky Business: The Danger of Arming Syrian Rebels

U.S. President Barack Obama reversed his decision not to support or arm Syrian rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Caliphate: Islamic World's 'Dream Come True'

When ISIS leader Abu al-Bagdadi established a new caliphate this summer called the Islamic State, it sent shock waves through the Middle East.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Rare Trove: Exhibit Unveils Jerusalem's Golden Past

The city of Jerusalem is often called the city of gold. Now a new exhibit shows that gold often played a big part in the city's history.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

New Jihadi Threat Has Israel's North Border on Alert

Less than a month after a ceasefire with Hamas took effect, Israel faces another threat on its northern border.

Friday, September 05, 2014

ISIS Bullseye on Jordan, Next Stop: Israel

The Islamic State rolled through major parts of Iraq and occupies land in Syria, but its ambitions spread far beyond the land it now controls.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hamas: Ceasefire 'Paves Way to Liberate Palestine'

Fifty days after the start of Operation Protective Edge, Israel and Hamas announced an unlimited ceasefire.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

For Yazidis, Christians: 'They Cut Us Like Sheep'

The war-weary faces of the Yazidis reflect a horrific past, a precarious present, and an uncertain future. "We wait for the mercy of God," one Yazidi refugee said.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Kurds: Our Battle with ISIS Is for the 'Free World'

Taking a break from vacation, President Barack Obama acknowledged the victory of Kurdish forces, the Peshmerga, which seized control of the strategic Mosul Dam on Monday.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Kurds Reclaim Mosul Dam from ISIS Terrorists

When ISIS captured the Mosul Dam, Iraq's largest, less than two weeks ago, experts warned the consequences could have been catastophic.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Churches Open Doors to Refugees Fleeing ISIS

Throughout northern Iraq and Syria, the scourge of ISIS forced thousands and thousands into a life without homes, jobs and family. Where can you go when you've lost almost everything?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

France, Britain to Supply Arms to Kurdish Military

The Kurdish army, called the Peshmerga, is working to keep the Islamic State fighters at bay as the heavily armed terrorists draw near the capital of Kurdistan.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Mosul Dam a Ticking Bomb in Terrorists' Hands

When the Islamic State swallowed large swaths of territory in Iraq, they also captured what might be the biggest "weapon" of all: Iraq's largest dam.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Outgunned by ISIS: Kurds Plead for Better Weaponry

Despite some recent setbacks, the Kurdish military, known as the Peshmerga, is still the best fighting force facing the terror group Islamic State, also known as ISIS.

Monday, August 11, 2014

ISIS Swallowing Iraq: 'They're Killing Children'

Islamic terrorists in Iraq are killing children, burying people alive and it won't stop there. They have a message for America: We're coming for you.

Friday, August 08, 2014

We Support You: CUFI Visits Israel's 'Rocket Town'

Christians are among the strongest backers of Israel. Recently, a high profile visit by Christian leaders from the U.S. demonstrated that support.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Media War: Where Are All the Hamas Fighters?

In all of the disturbing images coming out of the Gaza fighting, one major issue is missing: Where are those fighting for Hamas?

Friday, August 01, 2014

Envoy: Hamas the' Real Culprit' in UN School Strike

Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer says an Israeli strike last week on a U.N. school shows how Hamas continues to use Palestinians as human shields.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

What the Media Isn't Saying about the Gaza War

As Israel fights Hamas terrorists on the ground, they've also found themselves battling what they see as biased war coverage by the media.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Video Shows Hamas Using Tunnels to Ambush IDF

As Israel continues its military offensive, a disturbing new video from Hamas has emerged showing several terrorists using a tunnel to ambush Israeli soldiers.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Israel Digs in for Long Battle to Dismantle Hamas

The latest Israeli fatalities make it likely the Jewish state will push harder to dismantle the Hamas threat before it even considers a ceasefire. 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Israel's Anti-Missile Iron Dome a Real 'Miracle'

Hamas has fired thousands of rockets in its relentless attacks on Israel, but very few are hitting their targets.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Revival in Iran: 'I Want to Be a Christian'

Iranian Christian refugees in central Turkey tell CBN News revival is taking place in the Islamic Republic of Iran, with many meeting their Savior in dreams and visions.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Human Shields: 'Hamas Wants Israel to Kill Their Children'

Here on the Israeli-Gaza border, Israeli soldiers find themselves fighting an enemy that uses the same tactics as al Qaeda in Iraq and the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Monday, July 21, 2014

IDF Foils Hamas Attempt to Abduct Troops, Civilians

Hamas terrorists infiltrated Israel Monday on their mission to kill and kidnap Israeli civilians and troops.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Israel's Ground Op to Stop Hamas Rockets Underway

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Israel launched a ground operation into the Gaza Strip late Thursday evening.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

US Firemen Help Fight Rocket Blazes in Israel

A delegation of 13 elite U.S. firefighters arrived in Israel to help with the fires set by Hamas rocket attacks.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Israel Begins Ground Operation to Stop Hamas Rockets

After a five-hour humanitarian truce ended, Israel has begun ground operations in the Gaza Strip to stop Hamas rockets from being fired on the Jewish state.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Israel-Gaza Conflict Enters Ominous New Phase

After Israel accepted Egypt's ceasefire proposal and Hamas rejected it, the conflict between Hamas and Israel entered a new and potentially dangerous phase.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Ceasefire Offer Puts Hamas in Diplomatic Crosshairs

Hamas rejected the Egyptian-mediated ceasefire offer and continued its assault on Israel's population after the ceasefire took effect Tuesday.

Monday, July 14, 2014

'We Must Defend Ourselves:' Israeli Op Continues

Despite building diplomatic pressure to declare a ceasefire, Israel's campaign to eliminate Hamas rockets from Gaza continues.

Friday, July 11, 2014

No Ceasefire Yet: Israeli Gaza Op a Message for Iran

President Obama called Israel's prime minister and offered to broker a ceasefire, but so far Israel shows no signs of ending Operation Protective Edge.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Day Three of Gaza Op: Israelis in Bomb Shelters

Israel entered the third day of its Operation Protective Edge. So far, its air force struck nearly 500 targets to stop the Hamas rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Israel: 'We Tried to De-Escalate. Now We're Acting'

Israel targeted more of the terror infrastructure in the Gaza Strip overnight as it continued efforts to stop the rocket fire by Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip.

Friday, June 27, 2014

More Than a Game: Refugee Kids Find Haven in Soccer

The World Cup in Brazil is dominating the attention of more than a billion people around the world. Even in war-torn Northern Iraq, some young kids recently competed in their own tournament.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Those Who Face Death: Kurdish Army Takes on ISIS

Peshmerga is the most cohesive fighting force opposing ISIS. Their name means "those who face death." CBN News saw firsthand how they live up to it.    

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Out of the Chaos, Iraq's Kurds Emerge

Much of Iraq has disintegrated, but the Kurdish government in Northern Iraq, is strong and stable and some are wondering if this is the time for the Kurds to emerge.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

ISIS to Iraqi Christians: 'Obey, Pay, or Leave'

Throughout its Iraq campaign, ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) has targeted Christians.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Iraqi: 'I Saw People Without Heads on the Street'

The stunning blitzkrieg by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) in Iraq has left thousands of broken lives in its wake.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Iraqi Christians Ask for Prayer amid Jihad Rampage

As the terror group identifying itself as ISIS sets its sights on Baghdad to the south, thousands of Iraqi families have fled to the Kurdish area of Iraq.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Israeli PM: We'll Build Everywhere in Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is vowing Jerusalem will never be divided.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Pope: Holy Land Pilgrimage Spiritual, Not Political

Pope Francis flew back to Rome Monday after a three-day tour of Jordan, Israel and Bethlehem.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Pope Visits Yad Vashem, Calls for Two-State Solution

Israeli President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greeted Pope Francis at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport on Sunday.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Pope Francis to Highlight Christian Unity in Holy Land

A historic trip is underway for the leader of the world's more than 1 billion Catholics. Pope Francis is making his first visit to the Holy Land.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Brazilian Christians: 'Prophetic Destiny' with Israel

The Bible says many nations will come up to the city of Jerusalem to worship the Lord. That very thing took place when a group of Brazilians came to the Old City.

Monday, May 05, 2014

Israel's Right to Exist Conferred at San Remo

Many times Palestinian supporters refer to the so-called West Bank (Judea and Samaria) and half of Jerusalem as "occupied territories."

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Hamas-Fatah Unity Deal Jeopardizes Peace Talks

Fatah and Hamas, the two main Palestinian factions, have announced a reconciliation deal and pledged to form a unity government within weeks.

Friday, March 28, 2014

World Ready for a Second Pentecost Outpouring?

Could the world experience a second Pentecost? That's the hope of a global movement called Empowered 21.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Iran's Weapon Cache: 'Awake from Your Slumber'

A weapons cache seized last week from Iran is serving as another warning to the West of the Islamic country's dangerous intentions.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Earthquake! How to Preserve Israel's Treasures

Earthquakes can devastate an entire city or region in many ways. Depending on strength and location, it can kill hundreds and destroy natural and cultural landmarks.

Friday, March 07, 2014

For Ukrainian Jews, Crisis Raises Ghost of Holocaust

The situation in the Ukraine pits East versus West, but as often happens in a crisis, Jewish people are caught in the middle.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Netanyahu: Arms Seizure Reveals True Face of Iran

The Israeli navy intercepted an Iranian weapons shipment on its way to Gaza terrorists. Prime Minister Netanyahu said the shipment reveals the true face of Iran.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Fmr. Israeli Envoy: US Set Stage for Ukraine Conflict

While the Ukrainian crisis pits the United States, Europe, and the West against Vladimir Putin's Russia, Israel and its neighbors in the Middle East are also watching.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Israeli PM Mum on Hezbollah Weapons Strike

Lebanese media reported that Israeli warplanes struck a convoy inside Lebanon carrying weapons to Hezbollah.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

'Indivisible' Film Tackles Crusade to Destroy Israel

A new documentary, "Israel Indivisible: A Case for the Ancient Homeland," tackles the question of Israel's right to the land.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Netanyahu: Iran's Nuke Program Barely Touched

As six world powers prepare to meet with Iranian offcials in Vienna Tuesday over Tehran's nuclear program, many, including Israel, are doubtful the talks will be successful.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Huckabee: Iran 'Not Being Held Accountable'

The P5+1 (U.S., U.K., France, Germany, China and Russia) will resume negotiations Tuesday for a long-term deal with Iran over its nuclear program.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Amazing Love: Authentic Movie Making in Israel

You might not realize it, but most movies about the Bible are not made in the Holy Land. But that just may be changing.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Israel's Magdala Center Brings Gospel to Life

Discoveries from a new archaeological dig are creating excitement in the area where Jesus began his ministry.

Monday, February 03, 2014

CEO: SodaStream Promotes Biblical Peace

Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson found herself in the middle of two controversies. Both involve SodaStream, a product that lets you make your own carbonated drinks.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Col. North: Israel's Enemies Are Our Enemies

Col. Oliver North told CBN News that Americans need to understand the connection between Israel and the United States.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Holocaust Survivors' Memories Never Fade

The world remembered the Holocaust at ceremonies from Auschwitz to the United Nations. But for survivors, the memories never fade.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Knesset: Holocaust Victims Cry 'From the Depths'

Monday marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day, commemorating the horrors of the Nazi genocide in World War II.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Israeli Archaeologists Uncover Sixth Century Church

Israeli archaeologists have uncovered a 1,500-year-old church that could be the first used for Christian community worship.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Israel's Ariel Sharon Laid to Rest

Leaders from around the world gathered in Israel Monday to say a final farewell to former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

World Leaders Pay Homage to Israel's Ariel Sharon

Leaders from around the world gathered in Israel Monday to say a final farewell to former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Lost Tribes of Israel: Indian Families Make Aliya

For nearly 2,700 years, a tribe called the Bnei Menashe in India has maintained their Jewish roots. They believe they're part of the lost tribes of Israel.

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Proposed Peace Agreement Endangers Israel's Borders

One reported part of a proposed peace agreement between Israelis and Palestinians has many Israelis worried.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Israel: Palestinians Fed Daily Anti-Israel Propaganda

According to a new report released by the Israeli government, Palestinian leaders are spreading a different message to their own people.

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Critics Fear Kerry Putting Israel at Risk

State Secretary Kerry will return to Israel to try and broker an Israeli- P.A. peace deal. But some fear his efforts might put Israel's security at risk. 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Church of the Nativity Getting a Face Lift

The 600-year-old Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem -- the traditional site of the birth of Jesus -- is getting a much-needed face lift.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Potential Economic Sanctions Really Anti-Semitism

On January 1, the European Union could punish a Middle East country with sanctions. No, it's not over nuclear weapons in Iran; the E.U.'s target is Israel.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Iran Rising? US Influence Wanes in the Mideast

President Barack Obama's foreign policy is coming under fire after signing the Geneva Accords with Iran last month.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Diplomat Warns of Dangerous Holes in Iran Deal

Iran could get a nuclear bomb because of loopholes in the translation of an official agreement, former Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Dore Gold warned.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Iran Nuclear Agreement Not a 'Done Deal'

Just days after the Iran Nuclear deal, the White House and Tehran are at loggerheads over the terms of the accord.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Israel's Netanyahu Warns of Iranian Deal 'Fallout'

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly warned President Barack Obama about the fallout from the Geneva Accord on Iran's nuclear program.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Iran: Right to Enrich Uranium 'Has Been Recognized'

Netanyahu has said repeatedly the deal is a dangerous one for the Jewish state.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Iran Nuclear Deal: Mission Accomplished or Mistake?

The P5+1 struck an historic deal early Sunday morning in Geneva with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Netanyahu: Iran Will Not Get Nuclear Weapons

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a gathering of local Jewish leaders in Moscow Iran would not get nuclear weapons on his watch.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Iran Nuke Deal a 'Nightmare' for the World

While world powers met with Iran's negotiators, a meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin fell flat.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Israel Remains Wary as Iran Nuclear Talks Resume

Western powers resume their talks with Iran Wednesday over its nuclear program.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Obama Admin. Ignoring Allies on Iran Policy?

President Barack Obama is seeking to avoid more sanctions against Iran -- a move Israel and other allies say is a bad idea.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Can Israeli Tourism Survive Mideast Turmoil?

From Gaza terror attacks to a nuclear Iran, most people only see images of turmoil surrounding Israel. Still, millions visit the Holy Land every year despite the upheaval.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Indian Christians Dedicate Jerusalem Prayer Tower

CBN Middle East Bureau Chief Chris Mitchell took a look at how Christians from India recently dedicated a prayer center in the heart of Jerusalem.

Friday, October 04, 2013

Millions to Gather Sunday to Pray for Jerusalem

This Sunday millions of Christians around the world will take part in a global day of prayer, fulfilling the biblical command to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Can Netanyahu Counteract Iran's Charm Offensive?

While Iran is launching a charm offensive, the Israeli prime minister will try once more to warn the world about the dangers of a nuclear Iran.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Israel PM: Rouhani's Ruse Deception not Diplomacy

President Obama met Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, only days after a historic phone call between Obama and Iran's new president.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Fmr Israeli Commander: God Protected Us in Battle

Like most Israelis just before the start of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Effie Eitam didn't expect an Arab attack on the holiest day of the Jewish year.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Israel Beefs Up Defenses Despite Russian Proposal

While stressing his skepticism, President Barack Obama said he will seriously consider Russia' dramatic proposal to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

US Portrayal of Syria Rebels 'Misleading, Dangerous'

Rebel fighters have been battling President Bashar al Assad regime in Syria for years. While some claim the rebels are moderates, others worry the fighters are extremists.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Egyptian Christians' 'Radical' Response to Islamists

During the past several weeks, Christians have suffered the worst attacks in centuries. Radical Islam spurred the violence, but the onslaught is being met with the love of Christ.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Egypt Arrests Muslim Brotherhood Spiritual Leader

The Egyptian army kept up the pressure on the Muslim Brotherhood Tuesday with the arrest of its spiritual leader, Mohammed El Badie.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Egypt: We're Saving World from a Terror Organization

Following days of street battles, Egypt's cabinet announced it's considering banning the Muslim Brotherhood.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Day of Rage: Egypt Anti-Christian Violence Spreads

Egypt braced for more violence on Friday after the Muslim Brotherhood called for a day of rage.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Morsi Supporters Remain Defiant, Despite Crackdown

More than 300 protesters were killed and thousands more wounded Wednesday when the military cleared two protest camps in Cairo.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Egyptians Hopeful Economic Recovery Ahead

When millions of Egyptians took to the streets, many complained of economic hardships under ousted President Mohammed Morsi.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Hanging in the Balance: Egypt Fights for Its Future

As Egypt's new government is setting out a roadmap for the country's political future, some say the very fate of Egypt is in the balance.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Egypt's Christians Hopeful Despite Uncertain Future

As Muslims begin the month of Ramadan, Egypt also starts on a new political course into an uncertain and potentially troubled future.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Tortured in the Sinai: 'I Was Hanged for Days'

From the West Coast of Africa to the deserts of Sinai, Bedouin tribes are conducting a human trafficking trade on a massive scale.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Egypt Brotherhood Threatens 'Intifada' amid Clashes

The Egyptian military released video supporting its claim that members of the Muslim Brotherhood opened fire on its soldiers first.

Monday, July 08, 2013

Egypt Protestors Accuse US of Propping Up Terrorists

Millions of Egyptians took to the streets again on Sunday to show their support for the new interim government.

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Egypt's Chief Justice Sworn in after Morsi Ouster

Egypt's chief justice was sworn in Thursday as interim president one day after the military ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi from power.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Egypt's Military Ousts President Morsi

The Egyptian military has removed President Mohammed Morsi from power and suspended the constitution, laying the groundwork for future elections.

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Egyptian Army Issues Morsi 48-Hour Ultimatum

Egypt's army issued a powerful warning via Egyptian state TV that it will intervene if President Mohammed Morsi doesn't "meet the people's demands."

Monday, July 01, 2013

IDF Battalion 'Tip of Spear' in Future Hezbollah War

Danger awaits the Jewish state even as fighting in Syria makes the north concerning. CBN News got a rare look at The Herev Battalion's live-fire exercise.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Anti-Morsi Protests Set Stage for Egypt Civil War

One year after Egyptians elected Mohammed Morsi, millions took to the streets to demand he leave office.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Centrifuges Spin on as West Sizes Up 'New' Iran

After eight bombastic years under former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran has a new president. His name is Sayyed Hassan Rowhani.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Israeli PM Expects No 'Genuine Change' in Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Western countries Sunday they shouldn't be fooled by Iran's new president who many are calling a "moderate."

Friday, June 14, 2013

Israelis Thrill to Formula One 'Peace Road Show'

An estimated 100,000 people lined the streets to see some of the fastest cars on earth drive through one of the oldest cities in the world.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Day of Pentecost and Shavuot

Tomorrow, the streets of Jerusalem will be nearly empty, but the plaza in front of the Kotel (Western Wall) will be full.

Friday, May 03, 2013

Israelis Identify with Boston Terror Attack

The trauma from the Boston Marathon bombing will stay with America for a long time. Israelis can identify.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Justice Served in Terror Attack on Jewish Family

A little more than five years ago, a young Israeli boy opened what looked like a holiday package left on his doorstep. The package was a bomb.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Obama Visits Yad Vashem, Pushes Two-State Solution

President Obama began the last day of his Israel trip with a visit to the Holocaust memorial.  But the main point came when he advocated a two-state solution.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

New Era: First Latin American Pope Takes Helm

The election of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio -- now Pope Francis - electrified the faithful at Vatican City and has reverberated around the world.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

White Smoke! Argentine Jorge Bergoglio Elected Pope

Argentine Jorge Bergoglio has been elected pope, the first ever from the Americas and the first from outside Europe. He has chosen the name Pope Francis.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Next Pope: Cardinals Face Decision of a Lifetime

More than 100 cardinals gathered in the Sistine Chapel Tuesday to elect a new pope. One cardinal called his vote the most important decision of his life.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Pat Boone Gives 'Exodus' Song to Holocaust Memorial

In 1960, the movie "Exodus" told millions around the world about the birth of the modern Jewish state.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Déjà Vu: Purim Raises Specter of Evil Persian Ruler

Jews are celebrating the Feast of Purim, a holiday commemorating their deliverance from an ancient Persian ruler. Some wonder if history is repeating itself.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Syrian Refugees Take Shelter with Jordanian Christians

What's it like to leave home, walk for miles, and end up in a foreign land? For the past two years, hundreds of thousands of Syrians have faced that challenge.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Obama's Israel Visit Highlights Chilly Relations

After five years in office, President Obama will pay his first visit to Israel next month.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tensions Rise after Israel Hits Syrian Weapons Convoy

Syria's civil war took a major step toward a regional conflict this week when Israeli warplanes struck targets inside Syria Tuesday night.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Netanyahu Wins, But Left Makes Unexpected Gains

More Israelis went to the polls Tuesday than in more than a decade. They voted for a change in the government, but it's not the change most people anticipated.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A Modern Joshua: Remembering Israel's Ron Nachman

Some called him a modern-day Joshua. Ron Nachman, the founder and mayor of the city of Ariel, died last week at the age of 70.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Breaking Down Israeli Elections: Will Netanyahu Win?

Like the United States, Israeli parties fall into the left or right. Whoever wins the most seats must hammer together a coalition of 60 or more players to form the next government.

Thursday, January 03, 2013

'Lost Tribe's' Return to Israel Fulfilling Prophecy?

CBN News was at Ben Gurion Airport when more than 50 members of the Bnei Menashe tribe made history. They were just the first of a long-awaited migration.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Global Alliance Pushes for 'Undivided Jerusalem'

Israel often finds itself alone in a crowd when it comes to the international arena. One group of international lawmakers hopes to change that.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Hamas: We'll Never Surrender 'Palestine'

Since the dawn of the so-called Arab spring nearly two years ago, the Muslim Brotherhood has made significant advancements both in Egypt and the Gaza Strip.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Tanks Deployed to Cairo after Mass Anti-Morsi Protests

The Egyptian army deployed tanks outside the presidential palace in Cairo on Thursday.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Egypt in Crisis: Foes Protest Morsi, Brotherhood

Opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi are planning a huge march and general strike to protest the leader's power grab and the drafting of a new constitution.

Monday, December 03, 2012

Britain, France Threaten to Recall Israel Ambassadors

Britain and France threatened to recall their ambassadors after Israel announced plans to build on land Palestinian Arabs claim as part of a future Palestinian state.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Egyptian President Morsi's Power Grab Sparks Riots

Morsi's power grab has left Egypt deeply divided, with violent protests rocking the country.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Stray Syrian Mortars Put Israel on High Alert

A second mortar shell landed in northern Israel Monday, a day after Israel fired a warning shot into Syria in response to a Syrian mortar that hit the Golan Heights.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Does Obama's Re-Election Spell Trouble for Israel?

While Americans wonder what President Obama's next term means for them, many Israelis are asking what impact his re-election will have on our closest Middle East ally.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Largest US-Israeli Joint Military Exercise Begins

The Israel Defense Forces and the U.S. military began the largest-ever joint anti-missile exercise this week as Hamas launched one of the biggest missile barrages of the year at southern Israel

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Media Whitewashing Muslim Brotherhood's Goals?

Former Israeli Ambassador to Egypt, Zvi Mazel warned that Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood are methodically taking over the country's institutions.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Netanyahu: No Knowledge of US-Iran Direct Talks

A New York Times report has emerged claiming the United States and Iran are engaged in direct negotiations.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Israel's Netanyahu Announces Early Elections

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the end of his government and called for early elections, meaning elections could take place early next year.

Friday, October 05, 2012

Thousands in Israel 'Pray for 'Peace of Jerusalem'

As they have for the past 10 years, Christians around the world will gather Sunday to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, as instructed in Psalm 122.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Jews, Christians Observe Sukkot Holiday

Jews and many Christians in Israel and around the world will mark the beginning of the biblical Sukkot holiday at sundown on Sunday.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Muslim Against Muslim: Syria's Secret Civil War

The conflict between Muslims in Syria is a civil war you aren't hearing about and the most brutal battle in the world right now.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Army Chaplain Brings Life to Bible's Warriors

How do you connect the next generation with the scriptures? One Army chaplain believes bringing ancient Bible heroes to life with 21st century media can do the job.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Brotherhood's Egypt Win Boosts Islamic Global Agenda

Egypt's choice of Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi for president marks the first time a modern Arab nation has elected an Islamic leader.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Israel Wary of Egypt's New Islamist President

Egypt's new president is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. In his first speech as president, Mohammed Morsi said he would represent all Egyptians.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Egypt's Mubarak in Coma as Protests Rage On

Egypt's state news agency reported that former President Hosni Mubarak is in a coma and has been removed from life support.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Stuxnet, Flame Foretell Age of Cyber Warfare

Today, the world revolves around computers, and many people carry one in their hand. This dependence has also made the world a dangerous place.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Expert Gives Proof of Jewish Sovereignty over Jerusalem

Jerusalem is the most contested city in the world. But who does it belong to according to international law?

Thursday, May 31, 2012

US Tax Dollars Funding Palestinian Corruption?

For years, U.S. tax dollars have been working to bring peace to the Mideast -- by going straight into the hands of the P.A. But are they getting what they paid for?

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Israel on Iran: Military Option 'Remains on the Table'

Recent headlines around the world suggest the likelihood of an Israeli attack on Iran has been reduced. But top Israeli military officials tell a different story.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Winds of War: Will Israel Strike Iran Soon?

Around the world, one of the most pressing questions remains: Will Israel strike Iran? One Israeli journalist recently talked to CBN News about what he learned.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Will Israel Strike Iran Soon?

Around the world, one of the most pressing questions remains: Will Israel strike Iran? One Israeli journalist recently talked to CBN News about what he learned.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Egypt's Brotherhood Launches US 'Charm Offensive'

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood visited Washington recently in what some call a "charm offensive," an attempt to portray a softer image of this terror group.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Military Plans on Iran Leaked in Effort to Thwart Israel?

Why would potential military plans be leaked to the media about how Israel might attack Iran's nuclear facilities? Some say it's part of a campaign to stop a military strike.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Israeli Security Halts Skirmishes on 'March to Jerusalem'

Organizers had hope a million people would march on Israel's borders. But Israeli security put a check on skirmishes and fears of a public relations problem for Israel.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Jewish Institutions Beef Up Security after Shooting

In the wake of Monday's shootings at a Jewish school in Toulouse, France, Jewish institutions worldwide are increasing security.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Netanyahu: Biblical Values Set Israel Apart

Netanyahu told the CUFI crowd the shared biblical values of Jews and Christians set Israel apart from Iran and other nations in the Middle East.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Jerusalem: Running in God's City 'The Best Experience'

What is it like to run a marathon in one of the world's most ancient cities?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Ceasefire Reached in Gaza, Iron Dome Performs Well

Israel has reached a ceasefire with Islamic terror groups in the Gaza Strip, ending four days of fighting and rocket attacks on Israel.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Israeli DM: Gaza Rocket Assault Will be 'Lengthy'

For the fourth day in a row, rockets from the Gaza Strip pounded southern Israel.

Friday, March 02, 2012

Jerusalem Transformed into Winter Wonderland

A major winter storm hit Israel overnight Thursday and for the first time in years brought snow to the city of Jerusalem.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Israelis Talk about War in the Middle East

World leaders have increasingly discussed the existential threat Iran poses to Israel every day. But what does the average Israeli think?

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Israel: 'Credible' Military Option Needed against Iran

Several senior Israeli political and military leaders have spoken out publicly in recent days about the need for a credible military threat against Iran.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Strike or Sanctions? Leaders Debate How to Handle Iran

Will the sanctions be enough to stop Iran's nuclear program? Or is a military strike the only option?

Monday, February 06, 2012

Israel, Iran Saber-Rattling Has World on Alert

Many global leaders fear an Israeli strike on Iran could set off war, terrorism, and global economic havoc.

Friday, February 03, 2012

The Mideast Peace Process a Deception?

Diplomats have tried to bring about peace in the Middle East for decades. Now, a new book asks if there's really a "peace process" going on at all.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Christian Pioneer Ken Crowell's Life Celebrated

Several hundred mourners gathered near the Sea of Galilee Monday to pay their final respects to one of Israel's Christian pioneers.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Critics: EU Sanctions on Iran Too Little, Too Late

The EU sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program are scheduled to start in July, but many believe time might be running out.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Expert: Window to Stop Iran Nuke Program Closing

An Iranian nuclear scientists was killed by a bomb Wednesday. The news comes as Western powers scramble to foil Iran's nuclear program.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Shale Oil Could Make Israel an Energy Player

Israel is one of the few Middle East nations without a bountiful supply of energy. But recent discoveries might change that status in a big way.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Israeli Caucus Bands to Fight Global Anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitism is increasing around the world. Now Israel's parliament is trying a new way to fight the disturbing trend.

Friday, December 16, 2011

CBN Banquet Offers Bethlehem Christians Hope

Bethlehem faces serious hardship during the Christmas season. CBN decided to share the love of God with them in a practical way: We threw them a banquet.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Congressmen Cross 'Green Line' in Biblical Heartland

U.S. dignitaries frequently visit Israel. But one recent congressional delegation went where none had gone before.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Israel, Iran on Collision Course with History?

The number one question right now in the Mideast is -- will Israel attack Iran's nuclear facilities? Whatever Israel's decision, it will change the course of history.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Israel Hopes Iran Nuke Report Wake-Up Call to West

In its latest report, the International Atomic Energy Agency provided the most damaging evidence yet about Iran's nuclear program.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Lawmakers Worldwide Mobilize in Defense of Israel

A new organization is mobilizing support for Israel among legislators and members of parliaments around the globe.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Sabers Rattling: Experts Worry Israel May Strike Iran

Will Israel attack Iran's nuclear facilities? That's the question some are asking in light of recent statements by Israeli leaders.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Jerusalem Dateline: The Price for One Soldier

This week, we examine the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in exchange for more than 1,000 prisoners; Plus, America and Israel's "brotherhood of destiny."

Friday, September 30, 2011

Dividing Jerusalem Again Center of Mideast Conflict

The Palestinians want to divide the city, with east Jerusalem as their capital in a future state.

Friday, September 23, 2011

P.A. Submits Statehood Application to the UN

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas officially filed an application for full membership at the U.N. Friday, defying U.S. and Israeli opposition.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Herman Cain: 'I'll Stand with Israel if Elected'

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, a strong supporter of Israel, told CBN News he'll stand with the Jewish state if he's elected president.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

P.A. Statehood Bid Meant to Destroy Israel?

The Palestinian Authority is expected to ask to join the U.N. as a member state next week. But some believe they're seeking more than statehood.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Israel to Reopen Egyptian Embassy after Attack

After a mob stormed the Israeli Embassy in Cairo last week, Israel's prime minister says he wants to reopen it as soon as possible.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Turkey Suspends All Trade, Military Ties with Israel

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered all senior Israeli diplomats to leave the country by Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Caucus Group Rallies Worldwide Support for Israel

Israel continually faces a host of public relations battles around the world. But the Jewish state is finding allies in some surprising places.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Life-Size Ark Replica Takes Shape in Holland

A Dutchman is building a replica of Noah's Ark that matches the dimensions of the vessel found in the Bible, an idea that started nearly 20 years ago.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Beck Announces Global Movement to Defend Israel

Nearly 2,000 supporters gathered in the shadow of Jerusalem's Temple Mount to attend Glenn Beck's Restoring Courage rally.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Lawmakers: P.A. Risks Losing US Funding

The U.N. could soon vote to recognize a Palestinian state, but a group of United States lawmakers say such a vote would jeopardize assistance to the P.A.

Monday, August 22, 2011

A Message of Courage for Israel in the Face of Attacks

Thousands gathered Sunday in a display of solidarity with Israel in the ancient ruins of Caesarea. It was the opening of Glenn Beck's Restoring Courage visit to Israel.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Israel Hit with Rockets Day after Terror Attacks

The assault is the latest development in a series of incidents that began Thursday with the deadliest terrorist attack against Israel in years. 

Friday, July 15, 2011

Life-Size Noah's Ark Opens in Hong Kong

One of the most famous Bible stories is Noah's Ark. Now people can visit a life-size replica of the ark in one of the world's most famous cities, Hong Kong.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Glenn Beck Warns of Crushing Anti-Israel Efforts

The conservative commentator told Knesset members Monday that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is nothing more than an attempt to destroy Israel and the West.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Hezbollah Moving Missile Arsenal Closer to Israel

Experts say the Islamic terror group Hezbollah is moving its strategic weapons from Syria to Lebanon, a precaution should Syria's president fall from power.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Gaza Flotilla Participants Being 'Duped by Terrorists'

Flotilla organizers say they want to break Israel's sea blockade of the Gaza Strip because it's leading to a humanitarian crisis -- a claim many dispute.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Step Back in Time at New Jerusalem Dig Site

Have you ever wanted to step back 3,000 years into the pages of the Bible? Now, visitors at a new archaeological site in Jerusalem can do just that.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Islam Rising? Turkey's Ruling Party Wins Election

Turkey's ruling party surged to a third term in parliamentary elections Sunday.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Turkey Election Sparks Fears of Islamic Caliphate

The polls point to the third straight election win for a political party that has worked hard to make one of the most secular Muslim nations on earth even more Islamic.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Israel: Syria Misrepresenting Border Protests

Mideast analysts suspect Syria is using the Israel border demonstrations as a tool to divert attention from the uprisings threatening President Assad's regime. 

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Jerusalem Day Haunted by P.A. Statehood Bid

As Israelis commemorate the Jewish state's 1967 recapture of Jerusalem, Palestinian leaders continue to wrestle the decades-old victory.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Israel: Border Opening 'Dangerous Development'

Saturday's opening is seen as a gesture by the new Egyptian government toward Hamas and heralds closer ties with the terrorist organization. 

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Netanyahu Speech Gets Mixed Reviews in Israel

While Netanyahu declared Jerusalem would remain under Israeli rule, he acknowledged some Jewish "settlements" would end up beyond Israel's borders.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Congress Threatens to Cut P.A. Aid after Unity Deal

Both senior Republicans and Democrats said U.S. taxpayer funds should not be used to support a Palestinian unity government that includes the Hamas. 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Israel: P.A. Statehood a 'Diplomatic Tsunami'

Palestinians  plan to ask the U.N. for statehood recognition on all the territory Israel occupied in 1967. If successful, Israel predicts a "diplomatic tsunami." 

Monday, April 04, 2011

Woman Killed in Israel Bus Attack Remembered

Four days after the deadly bus bombing in Israel, friends and family arrived in the Judean hills just outside of Jerusalem to remember Mary Gardner's life and legacy.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Amid New Threats, Israel Preps for Multi-Front War

A new Israel Defense Forces report reveals that since 2006, Israel's neighborhood has grown a lot more dangerous.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Syrian Cabinet Resigns as Protests Continue

State television reports that the Syrian Cabinet has resigned and CBN News has learned the prime minister is expected to step down very soon.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Israel Deploys 'Iron Dome' Rocket Shield

How does the Jewish State stop the rockets that have terrorized its citizens for years?  Israel's answer is a new anti-missile system called "Iron Dome."

Friday, March 25, 2011

Jerusalem Holds Marathon, Despite Terror Attack

It's another example of how Israelis refuse to let terrorism slow them down.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Chilean Miners, Families Baptized in Jordan River

Almost five months after their rescue from 2,000 feet underground, 24 Chilean miners were submerged again - this time in the Jordan River. 

Friday, February 25, 2011

Chilean Miners Pray at Israel's Western Wall

Twenty-four of the Chilean miners rescued after more than two months trapped under ground began their eight-day tour of Israel with a visit to Jerusalem's Old City.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Chilean Miners Respond to Invite, Visit Israel

After the 24-hour trip from Chile, the miners celebrated their arrival in the Holy Land.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Netanyahu: Iran 'Preventing Democratic Reform'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Iran on Tuesday for escalating tensions in the Middle East.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Iranian Warships Enter Suez Canal

Iran has taken advantage of the recent Mideast upheaval and sent two warships into the Suez Canal Tuesday for the first time in 30 years.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Former Dissident Advocates Middle East Democracy

Demonstrations have continued to shake dictatorships from Libya to Yemen. Will these protests ultimately lead to democracy or even more tyranny?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Iranian Protestors Clash with Security Forces

Tens of thousands of Iranians took to the streets on Monday to call for the overthrow of the regime -- the first major demonstrations in Iran since 2009.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Israel Watching, Waiting for Egypt's Next Move

As Egypt's revolution enters its next phase, Israel is watching anxiously to see what impact the new political reality in Egypt will have on the Jewish state.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Muslim Brotherhood Calls for Mubarak to Step Down

The Muslim Brotherhood held a press conference Wednesday and cited some of their demands for the Egyptian government.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Mubarak Supporters Demand End to Protests

Supporters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak clashed Wednesday with democracy protestors, demanding they end their anti-government movement.

Monday, January 31, 2011

U.S., Europe Urged to Ease Rhetoric With Egypt

Israel has reportedly urged the U.S. and European countries to tone down their rhetoric against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in order to stabilize the region.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Hezbollah Causes Collapse of Lebanese Gov't

Hezbollah and its allies have pulled out of Lebanon's unity government.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Caracal: Inside Israel's Coed Battalion Unit

For Israel, a nation surrounded by enemies, military preparedness is crucial. CBN News was given rare access to one of nation's unique combat units.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Wooden Sculptures Recall Christmas' Meaning

Ashraf Jarayseh has been working in an olive wood workshop near Bethlehem since he was a boy. Now, he uses his craft to make wood sculptures in remembrance of Jesus.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Police: American Woman's Murder a Terror Attack?

Jerusalem police said the murder of an American Christian woman could be a possible terror attack.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Israel's Fire Survivors Piece Lives Back Together

The largest fire in Israel's history has been extinguished. For those who lost everything, the process of putting their lives back together is just beginning.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Aftermath: Charity Responds to Israeli Fire Victims

In the midst of the disaster, Operation Blessing arrived to give those who lost nearly every earthly possession emergency financial donations.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Israel Fire Continues to Blaze Out of Control

Israel's deadliest fire continued to blaze out of control Friday night, as firefighters in the northern community of Nir Etzion had to be air rescued due to increasing flames.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Documents Reveal Arab States Mistrust of Iran

The fallout from WikiLeaks' online posting of classified U.S. documents has been felt worldwide, but most especially in the Middle East.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Israel Celebrates 3 Million Visitors

Israel is celebrating a new tourism record. For the first time ever, more than 3 million people have visited the Promised Land this year.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Israeli Security Expert: TSA Procedures 'Hysterical'

A top Israeli airport security expert says the new screening procedures being implemented by the TSA are a "hysterical" reaction to the terrorist threat.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Mideast Bishops Call for End to Israel's 'Occupation'

Tensions flared between Israel and the Vatican after a bishops' synod told the Jewish state it should not use the Bible to justify injustices against the Palestinians.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Christians Worldwide Celebrate Feast of Tabernacles

Some 5,000 Christians from 80 nations traveled to Jerusalem this week to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Pat Robertson Honored with Nehemiah Award

The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem presented Dr. Pat Robertson with its prestigious Nehemiah Award during its annual Feast of Tabernacles.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Mideast Talks: Is Peace Possible?

U.S. Special Envoy George Mitchell gave an exceptionally upbeat report and described the meetings between Netanyahu and Abbas as "serious and substantive."

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

U.S. Basketball Players Bring Goodwill to Israel

U.S. basketball stars gave up their height advantage to play disabled Israeli veterans in a game of wheelchair basketball.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Messianic Jewish Teen's Bomber May Avoid Trial

The man accused of trying to kill Israeli teenager, Ami Ortiz, with a bomb may not have to stand trial.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Garden Tomb Threatened by Muslim Construction

The Garden Tomb is believed by many to be the place where Jesus rose from the dead, but now, the sacred ground is in danger of being damaged.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Israelis Find Peace Talk Optimism Difficult

Many are calling this month's start of Middle East peace talks a major breakthrough, but in Israel it's hard to find much optimism.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Is Israel on the Brink of War?

Israel recently held its biggest nationwide drill in history to prepare for the possibility of war -- a thought never far away from the minds or lips of most Israelis.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Israeli Youth Center Combines Faith, Fun

A partnership between Jews and Christians is building a one-of-a-kind youth training center in the heart of Israel.

 

Thursday, July 08, 2010

San Remo's Mandate: Israel's 'Magna Carta'

The 1920 San Remo resolution answered a fundamental issue that still plagues the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks today: whether Israel has a right to the land.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Gaza Under Hamas: A Taliban-like Regime?

The attack on the U.N. summer camp facility in the Palestinian Gaza Strip is one more sign that Gaza under Hamas is becoming a Taliban-like regime.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Prophecy Unfolding? Turkey's New Role in Mideast

Israel's defense of its Gaza naval blockade set off a worldwide firestorm of criticism. Some see the pages of Scripture coming alive in this latest Mideast crisis.

Friday, June 18, 2010

The Story Behind Israel's Gaza Blockade

Although recent media reports have suggested no humanitarian aid is getting to Gaza, Israeli authorities say that's not the case.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Senator Gleans New Perspective on Israel

For years, CNN - through its negative reports - convinced Puerto Rican Senator Carmelo Rios not to come to Israel.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Record Numbers of Tourists Visit Israel

Israel’s Tourism Ministry recently announced the number of visitors is up by 42 percent from the same period in 2009.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Experts Concerned Over Turkey-Israel Rift

Many analysts believe the major player in last week's confrontation between Israel and the "freedom flotilla" is Turkey.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Iran Offers Military Protection for Gaza Aid Ships

Iran's Revolutionary Guard offered to give a military escort to the next flotilla to break Israel's naval blockade of the Gaza Strip.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Pipes: Flotilla Raid a War for World's Future

Some, like Islam expert Daniel Pipes, see Israel's raid on the so called 'freedom' flotilla as a battle between radical Islam and the West.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Israel Prepared to Stop Next 'Freedom Flotilla'

Israeli officials say they are prepared to stop another "freedom flotilla" if it tries to break through its blockade of the Gaza Strip.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

PR Ambush? Israel Defends 'Freedom Flotilla' Raid

Critics have accused Israel of using excessive force when its commandos boarded a Gaza flotilla. But Israel says the evidence suggests otherwise.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A New Holy Oil? Searching for Petroleum in Israel

One company believes there is plenty of oil in the Holy Land and they intend to find it.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Israel: Palestinian Authority is Inciting Terrorism

Seven years after a Palestinian terrorist killed 17 Israelis in Haifa, some say a new generation is being encouraged to carry outsimilar attacks.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Israelis Skeptical of 'Proximity Talks' with the P.A.

Proximity talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority will begin this week, but Israelis are skeptical anything meaningful will come of them.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Photojournalist Recalls Israel's Modern History

One man has not only witnessed the span of Israel's modern history, he has chronicled that history with a camera.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Israel Pays Tribute to its Fallen Soldiers

On Sunday, Israel marked its Memorial Day and honored the dead who fell during their wars, but the specter of more war still looms on the horizon.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Seminar Educates Christians About Holocaust

Israel's foremost Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem inaugurated a new program to educate and inspire Christians so the Holocaust will never happen again.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Israel Marks Holocaust Remembrance Day

Israel came to a standstill for two minutes on Monday as the nation marked Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Beersheva's Messianic Jews Await Trial Outcome

A pivotal court case takes place this week in a trial involving the rights of Messianic Jews in Israel.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

How Israelis View U.S.-Israel Relations

Some are calling the recent dispute between the U.S. and Israel over Israel's building in Jerusalem the worst diplomatic crisis in more than three decades.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Garden Tomb: Where Jesus Rose Again?

Located near the heart of Jerusalem is a garden and tomb where some believe Jesus was buried and then rose from the dead. 

Monday, March 29, 2010

Netanyahu Tries to Downplay Tensions With U.S.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that the recent dispute between the U.S. and Israel was a controversy between friends.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Political Grenade? U.S. Demands Test Netanyahu

Some are warning the Israeli-U.S. crisis could mean the end of the Netanyahu government.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

World Opinion: Israel's Right to Exist on Trial

The greatest threat to Israel's survival may be the notion that the world would be a better place without Israel.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Obama, Netanyahu Meet Privately

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Obama met privately at the White House on Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Experts: U.S.- Israeli Relations May Not Improve

Israel and the U.S. are hoping to smooth over strained relations, but some experts in Israel say the problems likely won't go away.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

History Disappearing from the Temple Mount?

For the past few weeks, the Temple Mount has been the scene of clashes between rock-throwing Palestinians and Israeli riot police.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Synagogue Debate Adds to Tension in Jerusalem

The Hurva Synagogue has been described as a venue for historical events and a symbol of the yearning of the Jewish people for a return to their homeland.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Israeli Ambassador: Worst Crisis with U.S in Years

The Obama administration has unleashed a new round of harsh condemnation of Israel over its decision to build an apartment complex in Jerusalem.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Biden Ends Controversial Visit to Israel

What started as a warm and friendly visit for Vice President Joe Biden, has turned into an international controversy over Jewish building in the city of Jerusalem.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Biden Embraces Then Condemns Israel

Hours after expressing support for Israel, Vice President Joe Biden condemned the nation for it's announcement of new construction in a Jewish neighborhood.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Biden in Israel: 'Determined to Prevent Nuclear Iran'

Vice President Joe Biden is in Israel this week for talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other leaders to focus on Iran.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Jerusalem Mayor Delays Major Renovation Project

An effort to restore a Jerusalem area to its ancient glory is causing an international controversy.

Monday, March 01, 2010

New Jerusalem Finds Point to the Temple Mount

Two recent archaeological finds in Jerusalem help tell the story of the Jewish pilgrimage to the Temple in the time of Jesus.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Christian Leaders Pledge Their Support for Israel

With enemies that want to destroy Israel, Christian denominations have come to Israel to publicly declare their support for the Jewish people.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Palestinian Riots Ensue Over Heritage Sites

Palestinians are in an uproar over the naming of two biblical sites in the West Bank as Jewish heritage sites.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Ret. U.S. Gen. Addresses Israel's 'West Point'

Retired U.S. Army General Jerry Boykin recently addressed officers at the Baad Ehad, the number one training base for Israeli army officers.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Israel to Launch Electric Car Grid

Israel is set to become the first country with a nationwide power grid to recharge electric cars.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Clinton: Iran is Becoming a Military Dictatorship

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said this weekend that Iran is looking more and more like a military dictatorship.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Archaeologists Uncover Ancient Street in Jerusalem

Israeli archaeologists announced they have uncovered one of Jerusalem's ancient streets. The discovery marks the latest revelation of Jerusalem's past.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Israeli 'Terrogence' Officers Stop Threats Online

Israel has been at the forefront in the battle against terrorism for years. Now, the company "Terrogence" is working via the Internet to uncover new online threats.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Israel Displays Blueprints of Nazi Death Camp

This week, Israel displayed the blueprints for Auschwitz, the largest Nazi death camp and a stark reminder of the millions of Jews who died during the Holocaust.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Israel, Operation Blessing Send 2nd Team to Haiti

They'll bring their expertise to the people of Haiti on a life and death mission.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Advent: Anticipating the Return of Christ

Before Christmas, many Christians commemorate the season of Advent.  But you may not know that in the earliest times, the season's focus was on more than just Christmas day.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Do We Really Know Where Christ Was Born?

This time of year, many Christians travel to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity, the site thought to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ. But is it accurate?

Monday, December 14, 2009

Advent: Anticipating the Return of Christ

Advent means ‘coming,’ and it has been celebrated by the church for more than 1,000 years. It is a tradition with roots deep in the Christian faith.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

E.U. Endorses Jerusalem as a 'Two-State' Capital

The European Union has endorsed a watered-down foreign policy declaration calling for Jerusalem to become the capital of two states.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Start-Up Nation: Israel's Economic Miracle

How does the tiny nation of Israel produce more startup companies than many of the world's most developed nations?

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Iran Defies U.N., Plans to Build Enrichment Sites

The Iranian government approved a plan Sunday to build 10 new uranium enrichment facilities, a dramatic expansion in defiance of U.N. demands it halt the program.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Iran Fears Potential Israeli Strike

Iran has enlisted more than 100 nations in an effort to ban potential attacks on its nuclear facilities.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Israeli Bombing Victim Forgives Attacker

Ami Ortiz, the Israeli Messanic Jew injured after opening a bomb disguised as a gift, says he forgives the man who tried to kill him.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Lost Tribes of Jews from China, India Make 'Aliyah'

Old Testament prophets told of a day when Jews would return to Israel from the four corners of the earth. Some Jews are now returning from China and India.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Hezbollah Denies Arms Were Meant for Them

The Israeli Navy seized hundreds of tons of weapons believed sent from Iran and bound for the Hezbollah terrorist organization early Wednesday.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Suspect Arrest Announced in Ami Ortiz Case

An alleged "Jewish terrorist" has been arrested in connection with several bombings, including one that harmed Messianic believer Ami Ortiz.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Agricultural Charity Gives Aid to Israel's Poor

Almost two million Israelis live below the poverty level. However, one charity is using a biblical principle to fill in the gaps.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

'West Bank' Stamp Upsets American-Israeli Jews

The politics of Middle East peace is affecting thousands of American-Israeli Jews living in the biblical heartland of Judea and Samaria.

Friday, October 02, 2009

A Day to Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem

This Sunday, millions of Christians in thousands of churches around the world will be observing the scriptural mandate to "pray for the peace of Jerusalem."

Monday, September 28, 2009

Jewish Brain Power Fuels Israeli Technology

Israel may be one of the world's smallest countries, but it is a global leader in technology. A ground breaking new book points out the implications for the United States.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Jews Observe Yom Kippur

Jews worldwide will observe Yom Kippur Saturday, the holiest day of the Jewish year, with fasting -- and a special prayer.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Day of Pentecost and Shavuot

Today the streets of Jerusalem are nearly empty but the Kotel, the plaza near the Western Wall was full. Early in the morning, thousands of Jews from all over the world came to say their prayers.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Celebrating the Resurrection in Jerusalem

On Sunday, April 9, 2006 thousands of Christians will celebrate the triumphant entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem nearly 2,000 years ago.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Nazareth Village, Re-Creating Jesus' Birth

From childhood most of us learned a traditional version of the birth of Jesus. But scholars say that wasn't exactly the way it happened.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Archaeologists: Place Where Jesus Prayed?

Israeli archaeologists working in northern Israel say they have uncovered a 2,000-year-old synagogue where Jesus may have prayed.

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Meaning of Rosh Hashanah

Despite the threat of war, today, millions of Jews around the world and here in Israel are celebrating the beginning of the Jewish New Year. 

Monday, September 14, 2009

Feast of Tabernacles is the Time of Messiah's Glory

Thousands of Christians come to Jerusalem to celebrate the biblical Feast of Tabernacles, also known as succot. While the feast finds its roots in the Old Testament book of Leviticus, many Christians believe it holds a special prophetic significance

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Shofar Blew: Jews Mark Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of the Jewish new year. In Israel, it's a national celebration but with deep biblical roots.

Monday, September 07, 2009

IDF Medics: Human Suffering Transcends Conflict

Israel Defense Forces medics are trained as warriors, but they are also humanitarians, treating all of the wounded -- no matter their race or religion.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Where Would You Mail a Letter to God?

If you mailed a letter to God, where would you send it?

Monday, August 31, 2009

Israeli Leader: Time Winding Down for Iran

Recent unrest in Iran has sparked speculation that Israel could be ready to take military action against the regime's nuclear program.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Dore Gold: The Rise of Nuclear Iran

For years, Iran has used deception to hide its nuclear weapons program.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Is Israel Ready to Take Military Action Against Iran?

Recent unrest in Iran has sparked speculation that Israel could be ready to take military action against the Islamic regime's nuclear program.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Huckabee Questions Obama's Israel Policy

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has completed his three-day tour of Israel, where he voiced his support of the Jewish state.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Huckabee Israel Trip Stirs Controversy

Mike Huckabee came to Israel for a three-day visit and found himself at the center of a political storm.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Christians Under Siege in Islamic Stronghold

After the killing of Christian worker Rami Ayyad in October 2007, a number of Christians have fled from Gaza to Bethlehem and the West Bank.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Hamas Rebuilding Gaza's Smuggling Tunnels

Fighting in the Gaza Strip may be over for now, but CBN News has learned that smuggling into the area is still going strong.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Terrorist Training Camps Threaten Israeli Military

Israel's greatest concern is that a Palestinian state on its border will become a launching pad for attacks against the Jewish state.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Israel's 1967 Miracle

The stage was set for war and Israel's enemies prepared for victory. They remained convinced they could "drive the Jews into the sea."

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Israel's Enemies: Then and Now

In the lead-up to the Six Day War, many of Israel's enemies talked openly about destroying the Jewish state.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Shiloh Center: Restoring Innocence after Terror

Israelis living in Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) face a daily threat of terror attacks.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Visions of Jesus Stir Muslim Hearts

Muslims have historically resisted the Christian Gospel. But according to many reports from the Middle East and around the world, that history is changing.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Archeological Find May Shed Light on Early Christians

The Israeli Antiquities Authority announced a major archeological find. This may be the earliest church ever discovered in Israel. It's being called a "once in a lifetime discovery.”

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Israeli Health Care: A Model for the U.S.?

As a close friend and ally of the United States, Israel may have a few tips to offer the U.S. in the ongoing debate over health care.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Israeli Company Develops Solar Power Flower

For years, Israel has made the desert bloom. But now a new tulip has appeared on the horizon.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Inside Iran's Basij Militia: Islam's Radical Believers

The Basij is one of the most committed enemies of the United States in the world today. Tens of thousands serve full time and follow a radical ideology.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Amid Controversy, Jewish Settlers Speak Out

President Barack Obama has called for a total freeze on all construction in Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Trial Brings Light to Treatment of Messianic Jews

A long-awaited trial is underway in Beersheva, where a Messianic congregation is suing the city's chief rabbi and a powerful anti-missionary organization.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Iranian Reaches out to His People from Israel

What are the Iranians saying to the outside world? One of those listening is an Iranian-born Israeli who's been talking with Iranians for years.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Netanyahu: Palestinian State Only with Conditions

The White House welcomed Benjamin Netanyahu's support for the creation of a Palestinian state.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Netanyahu to Address 'Two-State Solution'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will deliver a major foreign policy speech this Sunday. 

Monday, June 08, 2009

Pro-Western Supporters Win Lebanon Elections

Some observers described the vote as a showdown between American and Iranian influence in the Middle East.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Obama's Speech Leaves Israelis Wondering

As President Obama stresses his new outreach to the Muslim world, some in Israel are wary of what this relationship means for the Jewish people.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Israel Conducts Largest Civil Defense Drill in History

Imagine what life would be like if you lived under the threat of a ballistic missile attack.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Christians Gather for Global Day of Prayer

Christians gathered around the world Sunday for the Global Day of Prayer.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Settlements Top Talk of Obama, Abbas Meeting

President Obama welcomed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the White House, Thursday, and Israeli settlements topped the list of their talking points.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Netanyahu: Israel Will Not Stop Settlements

In defiance of the Obama administration's desire, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his country will continue building existing settlements.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Israel Marks J'lem Capture amid Division Reports

Reports indicate President Obama wants to divide Jerusalem and give half to the Palestinians.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Obama Calls for Halt of Jewish Settlements

After meeting with Netanyahu on Monday, Obama called for a halt to Jewish settlement activity in the West Bank.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Pope Urges Family Values on Last Day in Israel

Pope Benedict held his final Middle East mass in Nazareth Thursday, as he prepares to conclude his 5-day trip to Israel and the West Bank. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Pope's Political Views Eclipse Christian Agenda

At a gathering in Bethlehem's Manger Square, the pope made his most explicit call yet for a Palestinian state.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Benedict First Pope to Visit Temple Mount

Pope Benedict XVI became the first pontiff to visit Jerusalem's Temple Mount on Tuesday, as he prayed at the Western Wall and met with Muslim leaders. 

Monday, May 11, 2009

Pope's Visit to Israel Full of Pomp, Caution

After a weekend tour and mass in Jordan, Pope Benedict XVI has begun his five-day visit to Israel.

 

Friday, May 08, 2009

Pope's Holy Land Visit: A Bridge to Peace?

Next week, Pope Benedict XVI is making his first papal visit to Israel and the Middle East.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Ami's Miracle: Thriving after Holiday Bomb

One year ago, few people imagined that Ami Ortiz would one day be playing basketball.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Obama - Netanyahu Meeting Set for May 18

Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scheduled a meeting for Monday, May 18 at the White House.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Poll: Israelis Fear Obama's Mideast Polices

A new poll shows most Jewish Israelis fear and disapprove of President Obama's Middle East policies, like his plans to negotiate with Iran's leader, who wants Israel destroyed.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

The Mystery of the Copper Scroll

In 1947, a Bedouin shepherd searched the hills of Qumran for a missing sheep and made the greatest find of the 20th century.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

'Temple in Waiting' Prepared in Jerusalem

The Temple Mount in Jerusalem is one of the most sacred places on earth, and one of the most contested.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Digging Through Years of Jewish History

South of the city of Jerusalem in a place known as Ramat Rachel, dozens of volunteers dug back into biblical history.