Moroccans are still reeling from a massive nearly magnitude 7 earthquake that hit the North African country on Friday. The earthquake destroyed buildings, left nearly 3,000 people dead and thousands more homeless. CBN's Operation Blessing has been on the ground, doing what it can to help the survivors. Within hours of the earthquake, Operation Blessing's Diego Traverso and his team were in Morocco, distributing blankets, food and bread to those left devastated by the event.
Israel's Defense Minister Yoav Gallant warned Monday that Iran has built an air base in Lebanon just 12 miles from the Israel-Lebanon border. Using satellite photos at a counter-terrorism conference, Gallant identified a terror base at Kilat Jabar where Iranian flags fly on the runway, saying, "The land is Lebanese, the control is Iranian, the target is Israel."
Archaeologists in Israel have found a weapons cache from almost two thousand years ago, about 50 years after the Second Jewish Temple was destroyed. Scientists have labeled it a "sensational find": the discovery of four 1,900-year-old swords, along with a pilum – a roman javelin – in an Ein Gedi cave overlooking the Dead Sea.
An Israeli initiative to help women achieve their potential in a high tech world is also promoting Israeli-Arab relations. It's called Fem-Forward, a unique organization helping women climb the high-tech career ladder. Now the Fem-Forward program is helping make connections between Israeli and Arab women.
Decades after a celebrated peace agreement, violence continues between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). Today, as the world prepares to mark the 30th anniversary of the Oslo Accords, many believe the agreement never had a chance of success.
Much of the world calls Israel's biblical heartland the West Bank, although it is known in Israel as Judea and Samaria. A key highway through this part of the country is the subject of a new film that examines the rich biblical heritage of this road, also known as "The Way of the Patriarchs."
A virtual reality film called Triumph of the Spirit is taking thousands of younger Israelis to the scene of the crime as they learn about the Holocaust. This tool comes at an important time, as surveys show fewer people know about this key part of history. One miracle described by the director of Triumph of the Spirit included getting access to Auschwitz. Miriam Cohen, the film’s director, described to CBN News the reaction when they inquired about access: “Stephen Spielberg didn’t get permission when he did Schindler’s List. Why do you think you’re going to get permission? Who are you?”
Four Roman-era swords, their wooden and leather hilts and scabbards and steel blades exquisitely preserved after 1,900 years in a desert cave, surfaced in a recent excavation by Israeli archaeologists near the Dead Sea, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Wednesday.
President Joe Biden has nominated former Treasury Secretary Jacob (Jack) Lew to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Israel. Lew served in President Barack Obama's cabinet as Treasury Secretary and White House chief of staff and also served in the Clinton administration. Lew will encounter Republican Senate opposition in his confirmation hearings, as many have strong reservations about his role in promoting the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, among many other issues.
Most people have heard about the horrors of the Holocaust although many don’t realize it ended a vibrant Jewish community in Poland, that had been in existence for a thousand years. CBN News traveled to Poland to explore that history and its lessons for today on a unique tour called the Narrow Bridge. “That's a phrase from a famous Hassidic (Jewish) folk song, and which goes ‘All the world is a narrow bridge. The main thing is not to be afraid,’” said Rev. David Pileggi who heads the Anglican Christ Church in Jerusalem.