The Watchman Newscast with Erick Stakelbeck is a cutting-edge newscast, delivering the inside story of what's happening in Israel and the Middle East, and why it matters to everyone—all from a Biblical perspective. New episodes air every weekday.
Hezbollah Boasts of 100K Trained Fighters; Israel Prepping Iran Strike? | Watchman Newscast
On today's Watchman Newscast, host Erick Stakelbeck breaks down Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah's boast that Hezbollah has 100,000 trained jihadi fighters in its ranks. Nasrallah was laying down the gauntlet to other groups in Lebanon, including Christians, to not think of challenging Hezbollah, as civil war looms in that country. But is his 100 K number accurate? Meanwhile, the Israeli government reportedly just approved a $1.5 billion budget for a potential strike on Iran's nuclear facilities. Is war on the horizon?
China STUNS U.S. Officials With Nuclear-Capable Hypersonic Missile Test | Watchman Newscast
On today's Watchman Newscast, host Erick Stakelbeck breaks down China's reported recent test of a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile. The Financial Times reports that U.S. intelligence officials were stunned when China conducted the test in August. Hypersonic missiles travel at low altitudes and at extremely high speeds that enable them to evade missile defense systems. China's communist regime is denying the test took place. How concerned should Americans be about China's massive military and nuclear buildup?
Iran Unveils Its Own "Iron Dome"; Russia Accuses Israel of Syria Airstrikes | Watchman Newscast
On today's Watchman Newscast, host Erick Stakelbeck breaks down Iran's boast this week that it's developed it's own version of Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system. Plus, speaking of missile defense, Russia is accusing Israeli fighter jets of using civilian airliners as cover in order to evade Syrian air defenses Wednesday night and strike Iranian targets near the city of Palmyra. Is this another sign of increasing tension between Russia and Israel?
Hezbollah Beirut Rally Turns Deadly; Lebanon Heading for Civil War? | Watchman Newscast
On today's Watchman Newscast, host Erick Stakelbeck breaks down the deadly clashes today that took place at a Hezbollah rally in Beirut. Why is Hezbollah so determined to stop the investigation into last year's massive Beirut port blast and will today's deadly violence help drive the country towards another bloody civil war? And what are Iran's role and the ramification for Lebanon's southern neighbor, Israel?
Iran's Next Supreme Leader: Who Follows Khamenei? | Watchman Newscast
On today's Watchman Newscast, host Erick Stakelbeck breaks down who will be Iran's next Supreme Leader. With Ayatollah Khamenei at an advanced age and in poor health, is the Iranian regime preparing a successor? Who are the likely candidates and what would Khamenei's death mean for Iran, the region and the world?
How Israel's Border Security Fence Stops Palestinian Terror | Watchman Newscast
On today's Watchman Newscast, host Erick Stakelbeck is joined in Jerusalem by the man who designed Israel's border security fence, former Israel Defense Forces Col. Danny Tirza. How did Israel's security fence put a stop to Palestnian suicide bombers and what can Israel teach America about border security? As the crisis deepens at America's southern border, Tirza shares how Israel's measures have worked.
Excellent coverage of all things happening in Israel. Great host and interviews with timely significance, and beautiful footage of the Holy Land itself!