In 1967, the fledgling CBN ministry broke ground on a new studio in Portsmouth, Virginia. That same day, CBN founder Pat Robertson learned that Israel was at war with its Arab neighbors, a war that would become known as the Six-Day War. Robertson says he knew at that moment that CBN was linked to Israel in a prophetic way.
Until now, the Golan Heights has been Israel's quietest border. The area was captured 50 years ago during the Six-Day War. Now, with the strategic threat posed by Syria and Iran, the threat is becoming "severe."
"The big vision, the mission, conquering Jerusalem, all that's important, but…at the moment you rise up toward the fire, it's for your friends," an IDF reserve commander told CBN's Scott Ross at Jerusalem's Ammunition Hill.
June 5 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Israel’s battle over Jerusalem, and the docu-drama that recounts this critical day in history hit theaters Tuesday. CBN News was there to hear why the film is capturing the heart of viewers.
As we look at the miracle of the 1967 Six-Day War, it is also important to look at the cost. For the young country, it was an epic turning point. But for many people, this victory cost them everything.
Many repeat the familiar narrative that Israel is the main obstacle to a two-state, peaceful solution. But author David Brog says the problem with that narrative is that it's just not true. He debunks this and other myths about the Jewish state in his new book, Reclaiming Israel's History: Roots, Rights, and the Struggle for Peace.
CBN's Scott Ross goes to the streets of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv to ask ordinary Israelis what they know about the war and its impact – and how they feel about the idea of dividing Jerusalem between Arabs and Jews.
Fifty years ago, Israel's very existence was threatened yet again in the Six-Day War. In that season of turmoil, one voice of peace calmed the storm for the people of Israel, and his radio addresses became a game changer for the entire nation.
Before his death in March at age 92, award-winning Israeli war photographer David Rubinger spoke with CBN News and told the story behind his most famous and enduring image, a photo of three paratroopers at the Western Wall after the Israeli army captured Jerusalem.
In less than a month, Israelis will celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the biggest military victories of all time – the Six-Day War. As a tribute to what many see as God's victory, CBN Documentaries produced "In Our Hands: the Battle for Jerusalem."