Watch Jerusalem

Watch Jerusalem

Watch Jerusalem brings you news and archaeology from a biblical perspective. Host Brent Nagtegaal is on location in Jerusalem to give you the most important developments happening on the ground—and emerging from beneath it. Nagtegaal is a contributor for watchJerusalem.co.il.


JERUSALEM - Fifty-six percent of Israelis believe that Prime Minister Netanyahu should resign after being indicted for bribery by Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, noted Channel 13 in a recent poll. However, the same poll found that 35 percent said that he shouldn’t resign and another 9% said they didn’t yet know.The fact that a massive segment of Israeli society does not think Netanyahu should step down after being accused of such a crime shows that many Israelis no longer trust the system.On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal discusses the announcement to indict Netanyahu, the entrenchment of Israel’s “deep state” and Israel’s broadening divisions.

JERUSALEM - In 2011, the national protest movements spread across the North Africa and Middle East region. Low standards of living, suppressed freedoms and proposed tax hikes mobilized millions of ordinary citizens to take the streets and demand that decades-old regimes be ousted and new “democratic” systems of government installed.Two nations that weren’t affected back then were Lebanon and Iraq, where the systems of government were already considered democratic.But now in 2019, though there might not be a dictator in power, Iraqis and Lebanese both realize that there is a strong force interfering in their politics – and they don’t like it.And that force is Iran.On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal looks at the current protests in Lebanon and Iraq and shows what Bible Prophecy says the outcome will be.

The dinosaurs, the Ice Age, prehistoric man and other scientific discoveries have proved the timeline of Earth and the universe is completely at odds with the Bible.Or have they? How confident can we be in interpreting the scientific data?On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal and writer Christopher Eames talk about the stunning scientific discoveries that support the biblical account of origins, as well as why there are some scientific discrepancies in the dating of events.

The largest Lebanese protests in 15 years have brought the nation to a stand-still. Government corruption, massive national debt and the collapse of simple services such as trash pick-up are drawing all Lebanese sects onto the streets. Surprisingly, much of the public anger is being directed at Hezbollah, including by fellow Shiites.On Friday, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah decried the demonstrations, saying that it could bring the nation toward civil war. Some Hezbollah supporters have already clashed with Lebanese protestors.On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal draws attention to Nasrallah’s comments, as well as how the current Shiite schism inside Lebanon could hasten the fulfillment of biblical prophecy.

The identity of the “Lost 10 Tribes” of Israel has intrigued people for millennia. While the identity of the Jews—those of the southern Kingdom of Judah—remains known, what about those 10 tribes of the northern Kingdom of Israel, conquered and deported long before by the Assyrian Empire?In his seminal work The United States and Britain in Prophecy, Herbert W. Armstrong established that the United States and British Commonwealth represent the tribes of Manasseh and Ephraim, respectively. While his book focused primarily on those two birthright tribes, Mr Armstrong did refer to the Irish as the modern descendants of the tribe of Dan.On today’s program, host Chris Eames examines the evidence for identifying the modern-day Republic of Ireland, and the Irish people, as the Tribe of Dan.

Archaeological excavations near Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport have unearthed two ancient tablets from 2,700 years ago. Hadid is located in the center of ancient Israel, and yet the writing and the names mentioned on the tablets were not Israelite. This proves that the inhabitants of the massive city were foreigners, specifically from Mesopotamia.What were ancient Babylonians doing occupying the area north of Jerusalem, just as Kings Hezekiah and Manasseh reigned over southern Judah? On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal’s details the new discovery in light of the biblical history of the Samaritan people.

A recently released study analyzing the accumulation of copper slag from south of the Dead Sea indicates that biblical Edom arose to statehood centuries earlier than previously thought. This overturns a classic anti-bible notion that Edomite’s only became a polity long after the Bible indicates.

The identity of the “Lost 10 Tribes” of Israel has intrigued people for millennia. While the identity of the Jews—those of the southern Kingdom of Judah—remains known, what about those 10 tribes of the northern Kingdom of Israel, conquered and deported long before by the Assyrian Empire?In his seminal work The United States and Britain in Prophecy, Herbert W. Armstrong established that the United States and British Commonwealth represent the tribes of Manasseh and Ephraim, respectively. While his book focused primarily on those two birthright tribes, Mr Armstrong did make passing references to the French as the modern descendants of the tribe of Reuben.On today’s program, host Christopher Eames examines the evidence for identifying modern-day France, and the French-speaking people, as the Tribe of Reuben.

JERUSALEM -Reports are everywhere of archaeological discoveries that prove or disprove the Bible. But how can you know which reports are accurate?On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal outlines the right approach to attaining whether a discovery supports the Bible or not. He then applies that approach to recent archaeological claims regarding the dating of King David’s Palace, the location of biblical Ziklag, and the ethnic identity of Khirbet Qeiyafa.

JERUSALEM – Over the weekend, Israel confirmed a successful preemptive strike against an Iranian drone team in Syria. The strike was designed to curtail an imminent threat whereby Iranian Quds Force operators would fly explosive-laden drones into Israel. Israel’s very public acknowledgment of the attack on foreign soil highlights the current shift in Israel’s security policy.On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal looks at the events of the past weekend in light of Iran’s drive for regional dominance, and how Iranian policy has pushed Israel to change its own security doctrine.