July 2013 Headlines

Have Archaeologists Found Prophet Elisha's House?

During 16 years of excavating Tel Rehov in the Jordan Valley, archaeologists uncovered a unique building that might have been the house of Elisha the prophet.

Rare Egyptian Sphinx Uncovered in Israel

Archaeologists uncovered part of a rare Egyptian sphinx recently in the northern part of Israel -- a very unusual discovery to find in the Holy Land.

Netanyahu Warns CUFI: Israel Not Iran's Sole Target

Speaking at this year's Christians United for Israel summit, Israel's prime minister warned that Israel isn't the only target of Iran's nuclear weapons.

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.

Maccabiah Games: Israel Hosts 'Jewish Olympics'

Israel recently hosted the 19th Maccabiah Games, one of the world's largest international sporting events.

Abbas Declares Future State 'Judenrein'

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas said no Jews, civilian or otherwise, would be permitted to live in the future Palestinian state he envisions.

Netanyahu's Party Rejects Two States

Likud MK Miri Regev said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does not enjoy a majority of his own party's support for a two-state solution.

Kerry Continues Push for Israel-P.A. Peace Resolution

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry continues his push to bring Israel and the Palestinian Authority closer to a peaceful resolution.

P.A. Prisoner Release a 'Cloud' over Mideast Talks

Israel's planned release of Palestinian prisoners who have murdered Israelis in exchange for coming to the negotiating table is like a "dark cloud" hanging over the peace process.

Israeli Calls Prisoner Release a 'Shame to America'

The U.S. announced the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian talks Sunday after years of stalemate. But the new step has already come with a high price for Israel.

Islamist Assault: 'Saturday Kill Jews, Sunday Kill Christians'

Journalist Lela Gilbert spoke with Scott Ross about her new book, Saturday People, Sunday People, and the explosive global assault on Christians.

Israeli-Palestinian 'Talks' Set for Tuesday in D.C.

Palestinian Authority chief negotiator Saeb Erekat says he will attend Tuesday's resumption of Israeli-Palestinian talks in Washington.

Hezbollah: Declare Israeli Military a Terror Group

Hezbollah chief Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah says the European Union should have blacklisted the Israeli military instead.

Turkey: Israel Must Admit 'Wrongful Act'

Turkey's Islamist government upped the ante over the 2010 confrontation aboard the Mavi Marmara, saying Israel's apology and compensation for families wasn't enough.

Court Rules No 'Jerusalem, Israel' on Passport

A U.S. appeals court struck down a law allowing Americans born in Jerusalem to list Israel on their passports.

Arab MK Suspended as Knesset Deputy Speaker

Arab Israeli Knesset member Ahmed Tibi (United Arab List-Ta'al) will not serve as deputy speaker during the summer session.

Pending Israeli-P.A. Talks Met with Skepticism

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Israel and the Palestinians will start talking again soon about a two-state solution to their conflict.

Iran, US at Odds on EU's Blacklisting of Hezbollah

Iran and the United States were at odds on Monday over the European Union's decision to label the military wing of Hezbollah as a terrorist group.

EU Lists Hezbollah 'Military Wing' as Terror Group

Israeli MK Avigdor Lieberman said the European Union's decision to list Hezbollah's military wing as a terrorist organization is half-baked.

P.A. Not Ready to Resume Talks with Israel

Before the much-touted resumption of talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority even begin, officials in Ramallah say it's not a done deal.

Gilad Shalit Accompanies 'Children's' Aliyah Flight

The 231 new immigrants are made up of 41 families, 54 young singles and 106 children. By summer's end, 2,500 new immigrants will call Israel home.

Israel, PA to Meet; PM Vows Referendum

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators will hold direct talks in Washington this week.  Prime Minister Netanyahu says voters will decide on any agreement.

Israeli Archaeologists Uncover Royal Residence

Israeli archaeologists announced Thursday they have uncovered a fortified city used by King David in the 10th century BC.

Netanyahu Pushes 'Peace Process' Renewal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanks Kerry, says peace process is in Israel's strategic interest.

Egyptian Military Seizes Hamas Arms Cache

A high-ranking Egyptian general accused Hamas, the Palestinian faction controlling the Gaza Strip, of terrorizing Egyptians.

PLO, Fatah Reject Kerry's Plan for Peace Talks

If one were to have believed midweek headlines, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry would have announced the resumption of talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Maccabiah Games Welcome 9,000 Athletes

The 19th Maccabiah Games, also known as the Jewish Olympics, begins Thursday evening with opening ceremonies at Jerusalem's Teddy Stadium.

Iran's Rowhani Reaches Out to Assad, Nasrallah

If anyone thought the new Iranian president might be more open to Israel, it's clear that's not the case.

Egyptian Forces Battling Sinai Terror Cells

Egyptian forces appear to be cracking down in earnest on Islamist terror cells in the Sinai Desert and in the process, hampering Hamas, the Palestinian faction ruling the Gaza Strip.

EU Directive Punishes Israel

The EU's directive requires a clause in any agreement with Israel stating that all land beyond the 1948 lines does not belong to the Jewish state.

Israel Observes Tisha B'Av

Israelis observed Tisha B'Av, literally the ninth day of the month of Av on the Hebrew calendar, on Tuesday.

Anti-Semitic Film 'Family Entertainment' for Ramadan

Film makers are promoting an anti-Semitic mini-series on the Muslim massacre of Jews as "family entertainment" for Ramadan.

Muslim Brotherhood Claims IDF Cross-Border Attack

The Muslim Brotherhood took credit for a shooting attack on an IDF patrol Sunday evening near Israel's southern border with the Sinai Desert.

Archaeologist Unearths Earliest Jerusalem Text

Archaeologists found an inscription in the Canaanite language engraved on the edge of the jar before it was fired.

Kidnapped, Tortured Eritrean Refugee Rescued

CBN News learned Monday an African refugee quoted in our story about Eritrean refugees tortured in the Sinai has been rescued.

Netanyahu: Iran Close to Crossing 'Red Line'

Netanyahu told CBS's "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer Sunday that "U.S. clocks are ticking at a different pace."

Iran, Syria Seek Human Rights Council Seat

The United States and Israel oppose Iran's and Syria's bid for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council this fall when the General Assembly will hold its annual membership elections.

Egypt to Deploy More Troops to Sinai

There's a burgeoning problem with Islamic terror groups in the Sinai Desert that Egypt's new interim government plans to address.

Israel's PM Appoints New Ambassador to US

PM Benjamin appointed his close friend and adviser Ron Dermer to replace outgoing Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael Oren.

Expert: Brotherhood 'Secret Society' Like a 'Cult'

The Muslim Brotherhood is "a fanatic, extremist movement for God" that operates like a cult, former Israeli Ambassador to Egypt, Zvi Mazel said.

Temple Mount Visit by Jewish Kids Angers Muslims

Monday's visit by 150 Jewish school children and 50 adults to the Temple Mount angered its Palestinian Arab neighbors.

Syrians Need Visa, Security Clearance to Enter Egypt

Egyptian officials denied entry to Syrian nationals arriving in Cairo International Airport on Monday, Egypt Independent reported.

Israelis Welcome Extended Daylight Savings

It's been a long time coming, but Israelis will finally be able to enjoy extended Daylight Savings Time this fall.

P.A. Broadcasts Girls Reciting Anti-Semitic Poem

Despite talk about peace talks, the Palestinian Authority is continuing to air anti-Semitic content and is even using children.

Muslim Brotherhood Supporters Clash with Egypt's Army

The military said soldiers returned fire after some of the protesters opened fire as they tried to storm the building.

Egyptian Youth Speaks with a Reporter

"We didn't get rid of a military regime to replace it with a facist theocracy," a 12-year-old Egyptian youth told a reporter in a street interview.

Turkey's Erdogan Slams Egyptian President's Ousting

The situation in Egypt prompted Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to cut his vacation short and gather key officials for a meeting at his office in Istanbul.

Syria's Assad: Morsi Ouster End of 'Political Islam'

Syrian President Bashar Assad said events in Egypt spell the end of "political Islam."

Egypt Islamists: 'We'll Protest until Morsi Returns'

On Thursday, millions of Egyptians celebrated the army's takeover in the streets of Cairo. They see the army as the protector of the revolution that started two years ago.

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.

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.

Poll: Most Believe Apology to Turkey a Mistake

A recent poll revealed that 71 percent of Israelis think it was a mistake to apologize for the 2010 confrontation aboard the Turkish-owned flotilla flagship Mavi Marmara.

Syrian Catholic Priest Killed as Crowd Cheers

Grizzly stories of murders, rapes, and beheadings by Islamists are increasingly appearing in the news.

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."

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.

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.

Sens.: Americans Would Support Strike on Iran

Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., are calling for the United States to take action to stop Iran's nuclear program.