Chris Mitchell

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January 2009 Entries

Did Israel Commit War Crimes?

On Thursday, a Spanish judge opened a legal probe accusing at least seven Israeli leaders of war crimes for the 2002 targeted assassination of Hamas terrorist Salah Shehadeh.

posted @ Friday, January 30, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Israel's Upcoming Elections

In less than two weeks, Israelis will go to the polls and elect both their next prime minister and their new parliament, the Knesset.

posted @ Friday, January 30, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Hamas and the Gaza War

How did Hamas fighters operate during their recent war with Israel? Have you ever wondered why you rarely saw Hamas fighters in action? And why do you think a one sided picture of the conflict often emerged in the media? Ely Karmon, a Senior Research Scholar at the International Institute for Counter Terrorism just published some of his analysis. Here are some of his conclusions that help explain the recent conflict:

posted @ Tuesday, January 27, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

George Mitchell: Middle East Envoy

President Obama hit the ground running on his Middle East foreign policy Thursday. He appointed former Senator George Mitchell (no relation) as his Middle East enyoy. Mitchell has been here before. He authored the "Mitchell Report" published in May of 2001. Officially called the "Sharm el-Sheikh Fact-Finding Committee", U.S. President Bill Clinton charged Mitchell with reporting on what became known as the Second Palestinian Intifada. It started in September of 2000. Here are

posted @ Friday, January 23, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Hamas Atrocities

One of the most underreported stories involving the Gaza war has been what Hamas has done to members of their rival Palestinian faction, Fatah, within the Gaza Strip.

posted @ Monday, January 19, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Benny Hinn on the Gaza War

Recently Pastor Benny Hinn spoke with Pat Robertson on the 700 Club.

posted @ Thursday, January 15, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Day 20: Video Report from the Israel Gaza Border

A huge plume of smoke blackened the horizon over northern Gaza Thursday morning.

posted @ Thursday, January 15, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Netanyahu Speaks Out on Iran, Obama and Hamas

How would Benjamin Netanyahu confront Iran if he's elected prime minister in next month's Israeli elections?

posted @ Wednesday, January 14, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Hamas in Their Own Words

Have you ever wondered why Hamas has fired thousands of rockets into Israel over the past eight years? Or wondered what their final goals are?

posted @ Wednesday, January 14, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Netanyahu Speaks Out on Gaza

Israel perhaps has no better spokesman than former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

posted @ Tuesday, January 13, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

What is Israel Fighting For?

What's the battle in Gaza all about?

posted @ Thursday, January 08, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

A Father's Story

What would it be like to have your son in harm's way? Well known Messianic leader Barry Segal knows firsthand what it feels like.

posted @ Wednesday, January 07, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Day Eleven Video Report

Here's a video report from Day Eleven on the front lines of the Gaza War.

posted @ Tuesday, January 06, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Day Three of the Ground Offensive

Here's a video report from the front lines of day three of Israel's ground offensive into Gaza.

posted @ Monday, January 05, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Living through a rocket attack

Today, one rocket landed just about 100 yards from the coffee shop where we were in Sderot. We were using their wireless network to file our story for Monday's 700 Club.

posted @ Monday, January 05, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

The Ground Offensive

After days of speculation and a significant buildup of troops, tanks and artillery units along the Gaza border, the Israeli Defense Forces entered the Gaza Strip Saturday night.

posted @ Saturday, January 03, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)