Erick Stakelbeck

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December 2008 Entries

Israeli Army Creates Its Own YouTube Channel

Here's one way to counter the global media's persistent anti-Israel bias. From the Jerusalem Post:

posted @ Tuesday, December 30, 2008 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Briefing with Israeli Govt. Spokesman on Gaza

CBN's Middle East Bureau Chief, Chris Mitchell, turned in two fine reports today from the Gaza border (watch here and here) giving the latest on Israel's defensive action against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. I call it a defensive action because for more than three years, ever since it pulled out of Gaza, Israel restrained itself while rockets rained down upon its cities in the south.  When Hamas called off a truce with the Israelis 11 days ago and promptly began bombarding c

posted @ Monday, December 29, 2008 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Fort Dix Jihadis Convicted, Father Christmas Rocks

A nice "stockade stuffer" for the U.S. government, just in time for the holidays. From CBN News:

posted @ Monday, December 22, 2008 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Help Bethlehem's Struggling Christians

One of the most memorable experiences during my recent trip to Israel was my time spent in the markets of Jerusalem's Old City. The bartering and haggling with Arab shopowners was an experience in and of itself (To sum it up, you're not going to fool this Philly guy). But man, the stuff they were selling: absolutely beautiful Christian gifts. Statues of Jesus, crucifixes, murals, necklaces, plaques and countless other items that have added meaning not only because o

posted @ Friday, December 19, 2008 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Hamas to Israel: We Can't Handle the Truce

The "truce"--which, as the good citizens of Ashkelon and Sderot can tell you, didn't carry much weight to begin with, thanks to daily Hamas rocket barrages--is officially off. And a day early, no less. From AKI:

posted @ Thursday, December 18, 2008 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Top Iranian Cleric Calls Out President-Elect Obama

The obvious headline here is Ahmadenijad--yet again--talking about the imminent destruction of Israel. But there is another important statement in this article as well. See if you can pick it out. From the Jerusalem Post:

posted @ Friday, December 12, 2008 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Belgian Police Break Up Al-Qaeda Cell

No word yet on whether any of those arrested were native Belgians--white converts to radical Islam, which my latest story for CBN News took a closer look at yesterday. Here's the latest on Al-Qaeda's war against the West, from SkyNews:

posted @ Thursday, December 11, 2008 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Al Qaeda's Western Recruits: The New Face of Terror

class="MsoNormal">The deadly terrorist attacks in Mumbai are raising many questions about the safety of Americans here and abroad.

posted @ Wednesday, December 10, 2008 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Could Mumbai Happen in New York?

Jonathan Foreman witnessed the battle between the Mumbai terrorists and Indian security forces in person. In an interesting piece in today's New York Post, Foreman explains why he thinks a Mumbai-style attack wouldn't work in the Big Apple:

posted @ Tuesday, December 09, 2008 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Pakistan Refuses to Hand Over Mumbai Suspects to India

This comes as no surprise, but promises to increase tensions between the two countries nonetheless. From The Telegraph:

posted @ Wednesday, December 03, 2008 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)