People and emergency teams search for people in the rubble in a destroyed building in Gaziantep, Turkey, Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. (AP Photo/Mustafa Karali)

One day after the catastrophic 7.8 earthquake, a massive international rescue and aid effort is underway to help millions of Turkish and Syrian people, reeling from the worst natural disaster in nearly a century to hit the area. The scenes are apocalyptic...

Palestinian protesters block the main road with burning tires in the West Bank city of Jericho, Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. Israeli forces killed five Palestinian gunmen in a raid on a refugee camp. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and other security personnel raided a suspected terrorist hideout in Jericho early Monday morning and engaged in a shootout with members of a Hamas terror cell, killing 5. The goal of the Israeli mission was to deal with the Hamas perpetrators of a planned terrorist attack January 28th in the Judean desert community of Vered Yeriho. Two gunmen wearing vests entered a restaurant, where some 30 customers were dining, in an effort to attack the patrons there, but their weapon jammed and they fled to Jericho. The IDF and the Shin Bet, Israel's security agency, in a joint statement, called the thwarted attack a planned "mass murder spree."

Civil defense workers and residents search through the rubble of collapsed buildings in the town of Harem near the Turkish border, Idlib province, Syria, Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed)

A deadly magnitude 7.8 earthquake rocked southeastern Turkey and northern Syria early Monday morning. The death toll stands at more than 1,900, but that is expected to continue to rise.The earthquake was felt as far away as Egypt and Israel. Thousands of buildings either toppled or collapsed in ruins throughout cities and towns on both sides of the Turkish-Syrian border.   

In this photo released by the U.S. military's Central Command via the Israel Defense Force, American and Israeli aircraft fly over Israel as they take part in the joint exercise Juniper Oak Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. (IDF/USCC via AP)

Nearly 8,000 U.S. and Israeli military personnel, more than 140 aircraft and 12 warships took part late last month in Juniper Oak,  the largest ever joint exercise between the two nations. The drill was designed to test command and control systems and coordinate communications in the event of conflict in the Middle East. Journalist and defense expert Seth Frantzman, Senior Middle East Correspondent and Middle East Affairs analyst at The Jerusalem Post, called the exercise "unprecedented" in size and scope. He talked with CBN News about the significance of the exercise and what it means for the future in battle for both nations, as well as the message the drill may have sent to Iran.

Israeli Justice Minister Yariv Levin, sponsor of judicial reform legislation, attends a weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023. (Menahem Kahana/Pool Photo via AP)

Critics described as "absurd" a letter from Israel's Attorney-General Gali Barharav-Miara to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying he can't be involved in his government's judicial reform legislation because of his own ongoing corruption trials. She said she wanted to avoid conflict of interest problems. Justice Minister Yariv Levin, the sponsor of the judicial reforms, suggested the attorney-general's action was highly hypocritical.

Chad's President Mahamat Deby in 2021. Chad will open an embassy in Israel, four years after the countries restored diplomatic relations, Israel's Prime Minister's Office said Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Chad's President Mahamat Deby is in Israel to inagurate his country's embassy in the Tel Aviv suburb of Ramat Gan. The north African country is the latest predominantly Muslim nation to strengthen ties with Israel. The two countries re-established relations five years ago, and Deby continued the warming relations in response to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's African outreach begun by his father, Idriss Deby, who was assassinated in 2021.

Israeli soldiers stand guard in Jerusalem's Old City, Monday, Jan. 30, 2023. On Saturday, a 13-year-old Palestinian boy shot and wounded two Israelis elsewhere in east Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

After last week's brutal Jerusalem terrorist attacks carried out by a 21-year-old and a 13-year old, many are asking questions about how Palestinian children are persuaded to kill Israelis. Palestinian Media Watch, headed by Itamar Marcus, has been warning the Israeli government for years about how the Palestinians teach chiildren that it's their "obligation" to murder Israelis and become holy martyrs – "shaheeds" – for the cause of Palestine. CBN News talked with Marcus shortly after the most recent shootings. Click above to watch the interview.


Albert Veksler, director of the Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast, talked with CBN News about how the idea for the prayer breakfast got its beginning 7 years ago, and how the 16 gatherings so far have strengthened relationships between Israel and the nations, as well as between Christians and Jews. Members of the Israeli cabinet and the Knesset have taken part, and the breakfasts have gone global, including a recent gathering in Brazil and an upcoming gathering in Houston, Texas.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu give a joint press conference, on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023 in Jerusalem. (Ronaldo Schemidt/Pool via AP)

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived on Monday for a two-day visit, hoping to help restore calm after deadly terror attacks in Jerusalem. With tensions flaring in the Middle East, Blinken is urging Israel and the Palestinians to exercise restraint and is hoping to help reduce the level of conflict.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits the American University in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023. (Mohamed Abd El Ghany, Pool via AP)

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken landed in Israel today, and his visit is being overshadowed by the worst weekend of terror attacks in Israel in a decade.

To complicate the visit further, Israel may have carried out a drone strike near a nuclear facility in the Iranian city of Isfahan Sunday.Over the weekend, Israel's Security Cabinet announced a series of tough new measures against Palestinian terrorists and their supporters. Just as Israelis were eating Friday evening's Sabbath meal, a Palestinian gunman open fire in Jerusalem and killed 7 people, wounding 3 others.  The dead ranged in age from 14 to 68, including a couple who tried to help the victims.