Obama and the Muslim World

'WorldWatch' by David C. Grabbe

Though only a few months into his Presidency, Barack Obama has already made reaching out to the Muslim world a major part of his agenda. In doing so, however, he seems to be willing to sacrifice America's only true ally in the Middle East: Israel. David Grabbe lays out the argument that Obama is playing with geopolitical fire.


A World Gone Mad

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The reader may recall the 1963 movie called It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World in which a bunch of misfits alternatively race, ally with, and fight each other to find a buried treasure. ...


Israel After Ariel Sharon

'WorldWatch' by David C. Grabbe

With Ariel Sharon incapacitated by a debilitating stroke, what course will the State of Israel take in the months ahead? David Grabbe ponders the possible political consequences of Sharon's absence and considers a wildcard factor in the mix.


Israel at a Crossroads

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The State of Israel has come to a point in its history when it must take a hard look at where it wants to go in the next few years. Whatever it decides, it will likely lead to the events of the end of the age!


A Stone Named Jerusalem

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The Catholic Church did not forbid keeping the Passover until AD 325. The controversy over Passover or Easter boils down to either following Scripture or Roman tradition.


The Israel-Hezbollah Ceasefire: Aftermath or Interlude?

'WorldWatch' by David C. Grabbe

The latest round of fighting between Muslims and the State of Israel has been halted by an uneasy ceasefire agreement. David Grabbe, examining the motives and goals of each side, considers the likelihood of the conflict reigniting—and wonders what agents in the background may be up to.


Israel's New Crisis

'WorldWatch' by David C. Grabbe

Since its founding in 1948, the State of Israel has been backed up against the Mediterranean Sea, facing a hostile Arab world in every direction. David Grabbe describes its current situation as even more dire, as the "Arab Spring" has turned some of Israel's recent allies and non-belligerant neighbors in the region into enemies.


An Israel-Turkey Reconciliation?

'WorldWatch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Even before the 2010 Israeli commando raid on a Gaza blockade-running Turkish ship, relations between Israel and Turkey were at a low ebb. Recently, positive signs of a reconciliation have appeared, although nothing is certain. Richard Ritenbaugh provides proof that, despite the on-again, off-again nature of their ties, both …


Israel's Case Regarding the Land

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reminding us that Arizona is under attack from Mexico, suggests that the Federal Government is spitefully punishing Arizona for assuming the responsibility that the Federal Government refuses to enforce. Like Arizona, Israel continues to be under attack. When questioned by a British reporter as to why more …


Exalting the Base

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The news story of the day focuses on the funeral (in Cairo, Egypt, his city of birth) and burial (in Ramallah, West Bank, "Palestine") of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Chairman Yasser Arafat, 75, who died of an unmentioned disease on Thursday in a Paris hospital. ...


A Mid-East Mess

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The latest round of violence in Palestine highlights a major flaw in the peace process: Neither side necessarily wants peace! Both sides want control of Palestine and specifically Jerusalem. The City of Peace is the key factor in the coming world crisis!


At It Again

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, pointing out that, while the Democrats and the spin machine of the mainstream media have obsessed with the fake Russian collusion narrative, they ignore extremely more important world events. The conflagration on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, the only place where Jews do not have control, has flared out of …


The Greatest Threat

'WorldWatch' by David C. Grabbe

Over the past year and a half, the "Arab Spring" that swept through the Middle East and North Africa has been an enduring source of worry for the state of Israel. David Grabbe argues that, despite the instability of its neighbors, Egypt and Syria in particular, Israel's greatest threat is an internal problem: its relationship …


The Geopolitics of Israel

'WorldWatch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The land of Israel has a unique geography that limits its responses to international events, and the same factors that constrain it today also did so in biblical times. Richard Ritenbaugh describes how its position at the crossroads of three continents makes the Holy Land strategically valuable to the great powers around it.


The Fractured Middle East

'WorldWatch' by David C. Grabbe

Most Westerners tend to simplify their perception of the situation in the Middle East by using dichotomies: Israel vs. Arabs, Jew vs. Muslim, Western vs. Islamic, etc. However, as David Grabbe explains, it is not that simple, particularly on the Muslim side, where multiple factions exist.


Blindness or Disregard?

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The network news programs do not produce stories on the Palestinian's use of women and children as human shields for fighters. Why?


What's in It for Us?

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

While in college, I took a yearlong course in International Relations under Gene Hogberg, news editor of The Plain Truth magazine. ...


A World Upside-Down

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Hezbollah has been successful in its public-relations coup because it set Israel up under a set of parameters for victory that no nation could accomplish.


Age of Empires

'WorldWatch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

It was not all that long ago that news outlets and pundits wrestled with the fact that the United States was the world's superpower and policeman. Today, however, due to the Obama administration's policies, new powers are rising to fill the power vacuum created by America's retreat. Richard Ritenbaugh discusses five emerging …


Outlook 2000 (Part Two)

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

What is in store for the world in the next decade? Richard Ritenbaugh looks at the trends concerning Asia, Europe, the Middle East and several other regions in light of biblical prophecy.


All About Edom (Part Two)

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Esau was prophesied to be the father of a nation, Edom, and the Bible gives us plenty of clues about the character of his descendants.


The King of the South

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The King of the South (Daniel 11:40) might be a confederation of Arabic/Islamic nations continually at war with the people of Israel.


What 'The Bible and Its Influence' Will Teach

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

The liberal media and National Education Association strive to banish every hint of Christianity from public school. Surprisingly, one 'Bible class' is allowed.


The Four Horsemen (Part Three): The Red Horse

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Of the Four Horsemen, the red horse is the easiest to interpret. While war is the predominant symbol, the rider of the red horse may strike closer to home.


Submitting to Sin?

Sermonette by John W. Ritenbaugh

We must analyze and evaluate everything that enters our minds from the media sources that primarily promote a leftist, secular humanist agenda.