Innovation Africa, an Israeli NGO, partners with CBN to build solar-powered wells that bring fresh water to desperate villages in Africa.
In "The Da Vinci Code", author Dan Brown speculated that Jesus married Mary Magdalene and had a secret daughter. That's pure fiction. But the truth is that Jesus did leave behind a family - and, after his death, they became some of Christianity's greatest unsung heroes.
It's the most volatile land dispute in history. Both the Jews and the Palestinians claim ownership of the Biblical lands of Judea and Samaria -- known today as the "West Bank". Palestinians claim their ancestors have lived there for thousands of years... long before the Jews. But is that claim supported by history?
Most people know Winston Churchill as the "British Bulldog" -- the Prime Minister who led Great Britain to victory in World War II. A lesser-known story is one of Winston Churchill, the lifelong friend to the Jewish people... and one of the key players in the creation of the State of Israel.
For Jewish leaders in 1948, the decision to declare statehood wasn't an easy one. They knew that independence also meant instant war. But for a brief moment, they put aside their battle plans and focused on accouncing to the world that the nation of Israel had been reborn.
In the days leading up to Israel's independence, Jewish leader David Ben-Gurion facedopposition on all sides. The Americans refused to support a Jewish state. The Arabs threatened war. And Ben-Gurion's own cabinet was divided.
Israel's only chance for peace with the Arabs now rested on a former schoolteacher from Wisconsin -- a woman Ben-Gurion would later call "the best man in his cabinet".
Throughout the early 20th century, Jewish diplomats such as Chaim Weizmann spent decades working to gain international support for a Jewish state. At the same time, another man was in Palestine building that state from the ground up. To his friends and colleagues, he was known simply as "the old man". To the rest of the world, he's remembered as the founder and father of the State of Israel... David Ben-Gurion.
In the early 20th century, a new Jewish national movement was growing in Palestine. But world events were shfiting quickly, and the entire Middle East was about to change hands. The Jewish people were soon to get something for which they had waited nearly 2,000 years -- the promise of a home in the land of Israel.
Long before Theodor Herzl presented his plan for a Jewish state, that state was already being built. By the end of the 19th century, thousands of Jewish pioneers had returned to Palestine from Europe and Russia to carry out what they called "The Redemption of the Land".