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October 2008 Entries

Jerusalem Dateline Roundtable Part 2

Will Israel attack Iran? That's just one of the pressing questions we address in this second part of our Jerusalem Dateline Roundtable. Once again, myself, John Waage, senior editor for CBN News, Julie Stahl, Bureau Chief for CNS News.com and Stan Goodenough of Jerusalem Newswire discuss the current issues facing Israel and the Middle East.

posted @ Wednesday, October 29, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Who's Rooting for Obama in the Middle East?

One week to go in the race for the Presidency. We know the polls show Barack Obama holds a lead nationally as well as many of the key battleground states. But what's the view from here in the Middle East? Observers note some countries - and individuals - in this region have already made up their minds in favor of the Democratic candidate.

posted @ Tuesday, October 28, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

New Elections for Israel

Today, Israeli President Shimon Peres will declare new elections for Israel by early next year. Tzipi Livni, the head of Kadima was unable to put together a coalition government. In today's Jerusalem Dateline, we address some of the issues facing Israel as it faces new elections in 90 days.

posted @ Monday, October 27, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Jerusalem Dateline Roundtable

In today's Jerusalem Dateline, we have the first part of a two part roundtable discussion. The roundtable includes myself along with John Waage, senior editor of CBN News, Julie Stahl, bureau chief for CNS News.com and Stan Goodenough of Jerusalem Newswire. Some of the issues we discussed include what impact the current U.S. Presidential election might have on Israel and the instability of the current Israeli government.  I hope you find this discussion insight

posted @ Thursday, October 23, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Should Israel Act?

Perhaps the biggest question facing Israel today is, should it attack Iran's nuclear facilities? Or should it take a more defensive posture? For example, just a few weeks ago, the U.S. deployed the "X Ban" radar system in Israel's Negev desert. It gives Israel several more minutes to respond to an Iranian and/or Syrian missile attack. But should Israel depend on defensive measures like the "X Ban" radar system or should it go on the offensive? Author and columnist Caroline Gl

posted @ Wednesday, October 22, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

The Specter of Iran

What - or who - can stop Iran from getting a nuclear bomb? So far, diplomacy hasn't worked, sanctions have failed and the threat of military action hasn't deterred Iran. Will it be up to Israel to stop the Shiite theocracy in its pursuit of nuclear weapons? We recently sat down with Caroline Glick, columnist and managing editor of the Jerusalem Post. Glick is also the author of "Shackled Warrior: Israel and the Global Jihad" and one of the most insightful Middle East observers in Israe

posted @ Tuesday, October 21, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

The Feast of Tabernacles

This week, thousands of Christian pilgrims from all over the world have come to Jerusalem to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles (Hebrew, Sukkot). You can see some of those pilgrims in our story on today's 700 Club.

posted @ Thursday, October 16, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

God's Protection in Times of Trouble

The current economic "9-11" has affected people all over the world including here in Israel. This weekend, I heard two powerful sermons about how we as believers can face these times of trouble.

posted @ Monday, October 13, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement

At 4:40 p.m. local time in Jerusalem on October 8th, the city and in fact the entire nation of Israel will basically shut down.

posted @ Wednesday, October 08, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem

In Psalm 122:6, the Bible commands believers around the world to "pray for the peace of Jerusalem."

posted @ Thursday, October 02, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (2)

Two Nations Under God: Part 2

Is there a revolution going on in the Muslim world? Yes, according to Tom Doyle, the author of "Two Nations Under God."

posted @ Wednesday, October 01, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)