A new report issued by two non-governmental organizations (NGO's) in Israel charges that the United Nations Relief & Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) is promoting hatred, anti-Semitism and the murder of Jews through its teachers and teaching materials. The 100-page report,called UNRWA Education: Reform or Regression?, cites dozens of examples of hatred for Israel and Jews. One of the most blatant was a reference last December to a reading comprehension drill for 9th-graders at the Al-Maghazi Middle School for Boys in the Gaza Strip. The firebombing of a Jewish bus near the West Bank city of Ramallah was heralded as a "barbecue party."

New wheelchair technology helps disabled tourists negotiate Israel's sometimes-rough terrain. Photo credit: CBN News

For too many years, popular tourist sites in Israel have been accessible to hardy travelers of all ages. Yet for others with limited mobility, that hasn’t been the case. Now there’s a group working to make sure the disabled can go anywhere in the land of Israel that anyone else can.

John Hanna, Senior Fellow with the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, Photo Credit: CBN News.

The announcement on March 10th that China brokered an agreement between Saudi Arabia and Iran sent diplomatic shockwaves through the Middle East and capitals around the world. CBN News talked with John Hannah, Senior Fellow at JINSA, the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, about this stunning development.

Middle East expert Jason Greenblatt, one of the architects of the Abraham Accords. Photo Credit: CBN News.

As an attorney and advisor to President Donald Trump on Israel and the Middle East, Jason Greenblatt was one of the chief architects of the 2019 Abraham Accords, which strengthened ties between Israel and some of the Arab Gulf States, along with Sudan and Morocco. China's announcement last week that Beijing brokered a restoration of relations between western ally Saudi Arabia and the Islamist regime in Iran, dedicated to the destruction of both Israel and the United States, was unwelcome news to many leaders, including those in Jerusalem and Washington, D.C. Still, Greenblatt told CBN News he is still optimistic the Abraham Accords can expand.

President Ebrahim Raisi, left, shakes hands with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in an official welcoming ceremony in Beijing, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP, File)

China's announcement Friday that Beijing had brokered an agreement between Saudi Arabia and Iran to restore diplomatic relations sent shock waves throughout the region and all the way to Washington, D.C. Many Middle East observers are questioning China’s role in brokering the deal.

Members of a family keep warm next to a fire as they follow a rescue team searching for their relatives among destroyed building in Antakya, southern Turkey, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

Energy shortages... lack of safe water... food shortages... natural disasters. In his new book, Next, A Brief History of the Future, Avi Jorisch examines the massive challenges facing the world, reveals what's next on the horizon, and the innovations that hopefully will transform the future. 

Israeli police work in a shooting attack site in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, March 9, 2023. Israeli police say a Palestinian attacker has shot and wounded three people in central Tel Aviv. Police say the attacker was shot. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

A Palestinian terrorist shot three Israelis outside a cafe Thursday on Tel Aviv's Dizengoff Street, one of the city's main thoroughfares. Two of the victims are described as being in "grave" condition. Police killed the attacker.

Ukrainian and Israeli children celebrate Purim at Nes Harim near Jerusalem, Photo Credit: CBN News.

When war erupted in Ukraine, a rabbi took quick action to evacuate 150 orphans, staff and others to Israel.  CBN News welcomed them then and returned for a celebration this week. The Ukrainian children celebrated Purim with Israeli children at the Nes Harim Field School outside Jerusalem.  The holiday marks the Jews’ deliverance from an evil plot to destroy them as told in the book of Esther. A year ago, Nes Harim was the first home for 150 Jewish orphans and others as they fled the war in Ukraine. They came back from elsewhere in Israel now to visit Nes Harim and celebrate Purim here once again.

Iran and Saudi Arabian flags (Adobe stock)

Iran and Saudi Arabia on Friday agreed to reestablish diplomatic relations and reopen embassies after years of tensions between the two countries, including a devastating attack on the heart of the kingdom's oil production attributed to Tehran. 

Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei said Monday that if a series of suspected poisonings at girls' schools are proven to be deliberate the culprits should be sentenced to death for committing an "unforgivable crime." (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

Anger is growing in Iran following a series of toxic chemical attacks against Iranian schoolgirls. Across the Islamic Republic, mysterious gas has poisoned hundreds of students in numerous cities. The target is schools who educate girls. On Tuesday, Iran announced the arrests of several unnamed suspects related to the poisonings.