An Exclusive Interview with Erick Stakelbeck

Jonathan talks with one of the most prominent experts on the Middle East conflict: Erick Stakelbeck. Erick is an author, teacher and host of the Christians United for Israel program, “The Watchman.” Hear the remarkable ways God is working through the small but influential country of Israel during these unprecedented times. Discover how the events unfolding right now in the Middle East will affect everyone – no matter where they live – and how they relate to the Bible’s prophecies. You’ll hear how Israel is partnering with the U.S. during the global COVID-19 pandemic and learn examples of their ground-breaking medical research and innovation. You’ll get an inside look at how the Israeli military has adapted to address both health and military concerns amid alarming, escalated security threats. And you’ll hear an update on one of the biggest threats coming out of the Middle East today. Plus, Jonathan shares keys to calming stress and managing worry during these unpredictable times.

Tensions with Iran could indicate war is on the horizon

May 28, 2019

Empty Threats? Or is War With Iran Inevitable? As I write, the situation with Iran is still unclear. And the potential threat of war is significant. After the United States withdrew from the 2015 nuclear agreement, the rhetoric has only intensified. More sanctions – stronger sanctions – have been promised by the Trump Administration. And Iran officials have responded with resounding threats. Israel Caught In The Middle Tensions within the Middle East have already been high in recent ...

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Has God Raised Up a Modern-Day Esther?

March 29, 2019

During his visit to the Middle East last week, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Chief Political Analyst David Brody and Middle East Bureau Chief Chris Mitchell of the Christian Broadcast Network (CBN) in Jerusalem. The interview occurred soon after The Times of Israel reported Pompeo’s visit to Jerusalem’s Western Wall as “the first time a U.S. secretary of state visited Jerusalem’s contested Old City accompanied by a senior Israeli official.” That senior Israeli official was Prim...

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A Lasting Peace (Part 1)

Learn why Israel is the most fought-over piece of real estate in the world as Jonathan Bernis introduces his new book, A Lasting Peace. The conflict surrounding Israel has great spiritual significance, and philosophers, politicians, and theologians agree that it is complex. Jonathan breaks down the many elements of the Middle East conflict to give you a clear biblical perspective. The answer to peace in the Middle East is more straightforward and profound than you could imagine.

Looking at ‘A Lasting Peace’ in the Middle East

December 27, 2018

Terrorism is on the rise again in Israel. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) recently uncovered three attack tunnels leading from Lebanon into Israel. Hezbollah boasts that its rockets can reach all of Israel. In November, Hamas engaged Israel with hundreds of rockets fired from Gaza in just two days. In the past few weeks, terrorists stabbed an IDF soldier and shot and killed two soldiers in the West Bank. Terrorists also sprayed bullets into a crowd of civilians waiting at a bus stop. The dri...

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12-Step Program for Middle East Peace?

June 01, 2018

Still reeling from Israel’s successful strikes on its Syrian bases, Iran faces important decisions about its nuclear program. Last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo outlined 12 steps Iran must take before the U.S. would enter into a new nuclear deal with the country. The same steps are necessary, Pompeo said, to avoid what he called “the strongest sanctions in history when we are complete.” During his speech at the Heritage Foundation, Pompeo called out Iran for a long list of “malign a...

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Jerusalem announcement riles Israel's enemies

December 15, 2017

As expected, there was no shortage of criticism in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s controversial recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The President’s announcement last Wednesday put into motion a 22-year-old decision by the U.S. Congress to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Media outlets in Israel, including The Times of Israel and The Jerusalem Post, have been highly supportive of the decision and are keeping t...

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Tomorrow could change everything

December 01, 2017

With a key deadline looming, the Gaza-based Islamic terror group Hamas has again refused to disarm. The Times of Israel reports that the movement is instead threatening to expand its attacks against Israel into the West Bank. The deadline at risk: By Friday, Hamas is due to hand over control of the Gaza Strip to the Palestinian Authority (PA) under the terms of a landmark reconciliation deal signed last month with Fatah, the PA’s controlling party and Hamas’ once-bitter rival. One of the k...

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Shocking: Lebanon's Prime Minister resigns, slams Iran and Hezbollah

November 10, 2017

In an astounding development over the weekend, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned. According to a report in The Washington Post, the surprise move ends Hariri’s alliance with the powerful Hezbollah terrorist movement and raises the threat of conflict in Lebanon. Hariri announced his resignation in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh on Saturday, citing the influence of Iran over the Lebanese government as the reason. His move puts Lebanon in the middle of a growing power struggle be...

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Hamas admits its true intentions

October 27, 2017

Wading into the discussions of a proposed deal to reconcile Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas, the United States has called on Hamas to disarm and renounce violence before it can be part of a unified Gaza Strip government.

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