Erick Stakelbeck

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Watchman Show: Why Events Happening 'Over There' Matter

On this week's edition of The Watchman, we're joined by a CBN News All-Star panel--Senior International Correspondent Gary Lane, Senior Editor John Waage and Jerusalem Bureau Chief Chris Mitchell--to discuss Russia, Iran, Syria, Turkey and why what happens internationally today will affect every American.

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

The Watchman Show: The Israeli Solution

On this week's episode of The Watchman, we sit down with Caroline Glick, author of the new book, The Israeli Solution, to discuss what Israel needs to do in the face of tremendous world pressure to establish a Palestinian state.

We're also joined by Israel's Minister of the Economy Naftali Bennett, a rising star in Israeli politics.

Plus, we show clips of my recent speech to the Christians United for Israel (CUFI) student leadership.

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Friday, April 04, 2014

Turkey's Islamist Leader Takes NATO Ally on Downward Spiral

My latest report for CBN News aired today, focusing on the dangerous turn of Turkey--a NATO country that once enjoyed strong relations with the U.S. and Israel.

Things are moving in the wrong direction big time under Turkey's radical Islamist Prime Minister Erdogan (who just banned YouTube and Twitter).>

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posted @ Friday, April 04, 2014 4:16 PM | Feedback (0)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Watchman Show: Perils of Engaging Rogue Regimes

On this week's episode of The Watchman, we sit down with Middle East expert Michael Rubin to discuss his new book, Dancing with the Devil: the Perils of Engaging Rogue Regimes.

Plus, we travel to Hungary to meet a former outspoken anti-Semite who has had a profound transformation.

Finally, author Ray Bentley joins us to talk about his latest book, The Holy Land Key.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Watchman Show: Camp Jihad and Unraveling the Middle East

On this week’s episode of The Watchman, we’re joined by Brooke Goldstein, director of the Lawfare Project and the Children’s Rights Institute, to discuss the growing movement against free speech in the West and how the United Nations is helping indoctrinate Palestinian schoolchildren in anti-Semitic hate.

Plus, Middle East and intelligence expert Avi Melamed gives his insider take on the latest developments in the world’s most volatile region.

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posted @ Tuesday, March 18, 2014 4:11 PM | Feedback (0)

Monday, March 17, 2014

Analysis: Missing Malaysia Plane Mystery Deepens

I appeared on The 700 Club with Pat Robertson today to discuss some of the latest details on the missing Malaysian plane mystery.

One nugget we didn't get a chance to touch on in the interview is news of a 2001 Al Qaeda plot involving a Malaysia-based cell hijacking an airplane.

Much more to come with this rapidly developing story. Click play to watch. My interview with Pat starts at the 1:30 mark.

posted @ Monday, March 17, 2014 3:25 PM | Feedback (0)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Watchman: The Battle over the Temple Mount

On this week’s episode of The Watchman, we sit down with Charles Crismier, author of the new book, King of the Mountain, to discuss the ongoing battle over the holiest and most disputed piece of real estate on earth: the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

We also sit down with global missionary Nik Ripken, author of the new book, The Insanity of Obedience, to discuss Christian persecution in the Muslim world and taking the Gospel into dark places.

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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Stakelbeck Interview with Ron Dermer, Israeli Ambassador to the U.S.

My report on Israel's new ambassador to the U.S., Ron Dermer, aired yesterday on The 700 Club.

I interviewed Dermer last week on a number of issues, with a particular focus on the Iran threat and Israel’s strong relationship with American Christians.

He is a Miami native who attended the University of Pennsylvania and eventually rose to become Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's closest advisor. Now he's Israel's voice in D.C.

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posted @ Wednesday, March 05, 2014 11:38 AM | Feedback (0)

Friday, February 28, 2014

Odds, Ends and Upcoming Pro-Israel Interviews and Events

It's been a busy week here at Watchman headquarters (a.k.a. CBN's Washington, D.C., bureau).

I actually left The Bunker over the weekend of Feb. 21 to head down to the annual NRB convention in Nashville. While I was there, I had a chance to network with several leaders in Christian media.

I also sat down with Israel's new ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, for an excellent interview in which he discussed the Iran nuclear threat and his desire to strengthen Israel's partnership with evangelical Christians. The Dermer interview will air on The 700 Club and other CBN News programs on March 4.

In other Israel-related news, the annual AIPAC policy conference kicks off in D.C. on Sunday, March 2. I'll be interviewing Israel's Minister of the Economy, Naftali Bennett (a big supporter of the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria) and covering Prime Minister's Netanyahu's speech on March 4.

More details to come!.

posted @ Friday, February 28, 2014 4:35 PM | Feedback (0)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Watchman Show: America, Israel and What's Coming

On this week’s edition of The Watchman, we're joined by White House correspondent Bill Koenig and Bible prophecy expert Bill Salus to discuss the America-Israel relationship, the Iran threat, and what the Bible says about it.

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posted @ Tuesday, February 18, 2014 4:43 PM | Feedback (0)