Chris Mitchell

Chris Mitchell
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Chris is CBN News Middle East Bureau Chief based in Jerusalem. Chris is CBN News Middle East Bureau Chief based in Jerusalem.

Signs in the heavens: Solar eclipses, ancient and modern

Many Americans are anticipating Monday's eclipse and wondering just what it means. It won't be visible in Israel, but the Bible records several times when dramatic signs involving the sun took place in this area. The question is can we expect to see such signs today?

Could Iran’s moves in Syria be the seeds of the next war with Israel?

President Trump and Russian President Putin recently announced a ceasefire in parts of southern Syria. A cease fire on the surface sounds like a great idea, but some Israeli leaders feel it presents a clear and present danger to the Jewish state.

PA increases funding for terrorism to $355M, rewarding those who kill Jews

The Palestinian Authority just increased part of its budget that pays convicted terrorists and their families. The move comes despite pressure from the United States to end the practice.

Netanyahu warns new Syrian ceasefire endangers Israel

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu told Israeli reporters in Paris on Sunday that the new ceasefire brokered by the US and Russia puts Israel in grave danger since it validates Iran's presence inside Syria.
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Ambassador: US-Israel bond ‘extraordinary’

David Friedman made one of his first major speeches as the new United States ambassador to Israel Tuesday evening in Jerusalem.
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‘No longer the United Nations punching bag’: Why hope is rising in Israel

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley visited Israel this week and declared the time of Israel being bullied at the U.N. is over. Haley found Israeli leaders eager to thank her for the new role she's playing.
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Israelis surprised by Christian love at ‘In Our Hands’ premier

CBN's docudrama, "In Our Hands: the Battle for Jerusalem," premiered in Jerusalem Sunday evening at a gala event. The film marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Six-Day War that saw Jerusalem reunited under Israeli sovereignty.
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Six-Day War victory rekindled hope for the Third Temple

The capture of Jerusalem's Temple Mount 50 years ago sent shockwaves throughout the Jewish world. It also raised hopes for the building of the third temple.
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The long delay: Will the US Embassy ever move to Jerusalem?

A White House official told Reuters though President Trump wants to move the embassy to Jerusalem, he won't do it now since he feels it would complicate a resumption of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

The story behind the Six-Day War’s most famous photo

Probably the most enduring image from the 1967 Six-Day War is a picture of three paratroopers at the Western Wall. Photographer David Rubinger took that picture and recorded many other moments in Israel's history. Rubinger passed away in March at the age of 92.

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