The Watchman

As America’s largest pro-Israel organization we have joined forces with the world’s largest Christian television network, TBN, to produce “The Watchman,” a cutting-edge weekly newsmagazine delivering the inside story on what’s happening in Israel and the Middle East and why it matters to you.

Hosted by CUFI’s Erick Stakelbeck, “The Watchman” spotlights the rising security threats–like Iran, Hezbollah and ISIS–that are facing America and Israel today. Through on-the-ground reporting from Israel and Washington DC, as well as expert commentary and interviews with top U.S. and Israeli experts and decision-makers, “The Watchman” shows how Israel is the first line of defense for the Western world.

In addition, “The Watchman” reveals the amazing Biblical history of Israel, regularly visiting legendary sites in Jerusalem, Jaffa, Galilee and beyond that bring the Bible to life and provide irrefutable proof of the Jewish people’s ancient, ancestral claim to the Land.

“The Watchman” also showcases the many uplifting and miraculous stories unfolding across Israel each day that show how the Jewish State is fulfilling its Biblical mandate as a “light unto the nations.” Whether scientific, medical and hi-tech breakthroughs or groundbreaking humanitarian work, we tell the important stories about Israel that you likely haven’t heard from the mainstream media.

Last but not least, “The Watchman” highlights the vital work CUFI is doing in churches, classrooms, and communities across the United States, as well as on Capitol Hill, to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship and educate and activate Christians everywhere to stand with Israel.

So why should Christians–and all Americans–stand with Israel? Tune in to “The Watchman” every Friday night at 10:30 pm Eastern on TBN to find out!

The enemies of Israel are on the march.

Genocidal terrorist organizations like Hamas and Hezbollah, with help from Iran, are acquiring new and more powerful weaponry in order to achieve their goal of wiping Israel off the map. These same rogue regimes and terror groups share a violent hostility towards the United States and the West.

Yet the assault on Israel is not limited to the terrorists’ guns and bombs. On the diplomatic front, the UN passes repeated resolutions that deny Israel’s claim to it ancestral capital, Jerusalem. At the same time, college campuses have become hotbeds of anti-Israel activity, and Israel–the Middle East’s only democracy–is all too often portrayed in the mainstream media as the problem, and not the solution, in the world’s most chaotic region. Sadly, even some in the Church say that God is done with Israel forever.

Help CUFI and  “The Watchman” continue to expose these false, destructive narratives and bring the truth about Israel and God’s plan for His people to millions of viewers around the world each week. Through frequent, on-the-ground productions in Israel and in-depth analysis that you won’t hear anyone else, we have become the premiere pro-Israel program on American television. Please donate today and help us continue our important work for God’s people and God’s Land.

We encourage you to turn in on TBN (or set your DVRs)
Fridays at 10:30 PM EST
(9:30 PM Central, 8:30 PM Mountain, 7:30 PM Pacific)

The Watchman will re-air at these times:
Fridays at 5:00 AM EST (4:00 AM Central, 3:00 AM Mountain, 2:00 AM Pacific)
Saturdays at 6:00 AM EST (5:00 AM Central, 4:00 AM Mountain, 3:00 AM Pacific)
Wednesday at 2:30 AM EST (1:30 AM Central, 12:30 AM Mountain, 11:30 PM Pacific) Wednesday at 6:30 PM EST (5:30 PM Central, 4:30 PM Mountain, 3:30 PM Pacific)


Watch episode 114 of The Watchman:
Host Erick Stakelbeck is joined in Jerusalem by CUFI founder and national chairman Pastor John Hagee as they visit an active archeological dig at the City of David—ancient Jerusalem—and walk the ancient Road of Pilgrimage used by Jesus and the disciples 2,000 years ago to ascend up to the Second Temple.

Watch episode 113 of The Watchman:
Host Erick Stakelbeck is in southern Israel near the Gaza border to report on the deadly recent Hamas rocket barrage against Israeli cities. From a bombed out apartment building in Ashkelon to inside a bomb shelter in Sderot, get the on-the-ground, inside story of the Iran-backed Hamas terror onslaught against Israel and how the Israel Defense Forces are fighting back.

Watch episode 112 of The Watchman:
Host Erick Staklebeck is in Washington, D.C. to interview CUFI’s Gary Bauer about the Trump administration’s efforts to fight anti-Semitism and Christian persecution worldwide. Plus, Jay Sekulow joins us to present Israel’s legal and historical claim to Jerusalem, and we visit a fascinating new exhibit at the Museum of the Bible

Watch episode 111 of The Watchman:
Host Erick Stakelbeck is joined by CUFI’s Founder and National Chairman, Pastor John Hagee, who discusses his new book, “Earth’s Final Empire,” and why Christians must not remain silent as threats gather against Israel and America. Plus, see CUFI’s award winning short film on how Israelis are helping the children of Middle East refugees—and changing hearts and minds in the process.

Watch episode 110 of The Watchman:
Host Erick Stakelbeck is joined by Israeli military analyst Elliot Chodoff on the Golan Heights to discuss the impact of the ongoing war in Syria and how it affects America and Israel. Plus, the inside story of how an Israeli hospital in the Western Galilee is treating wounded Syrians.

Watch episode 109 of The Watchman:
Host Erick Stakelbeck visits Israel’s unique 9/11 Memorial in Jerusalem and examines the growth of the special relationship between the United States and Israel under President Trump. Plus, get an inside look at one Israeli non-profit’s efforts to land a spacecraft on the moon.

Watch episode 108 of The Watchman:
Host Erick Stakelbeck recaps the 2019 CUFI Washington, D.C. Summit and interviews Col. Richard Kemp, former commander of British forces in Afghanistan, about the continuing violence along the Gaza border instigated by the terrorist group Hamas.