The Christian Broadcasting Network

Browse Videos

Share Email

Israel Disappointed As Vatican Recognizes "Palestinian State" -- May 15, 2015

This week on Jerusalem Dateline: Israel disappointed as Vatican recognizes "Palestinian State"; plus CBN’s Scott Ross looks at Jerusalem’s past, present and future – from conflict to prophecy fulfilled; and a beloved Jerusalem ... Read Transcript


Chris: HELLO, AND

WELCOME TO THIS EDITION OF

"JERUSALEM DATELINE." I'M

CHRIS MITCHELL, ALONG WITH

SCOTT ROSS.

YOU'RE BACK HERE IN

JERUSALEM.

WHAT IS IT LIKE?

I LOVE IT HERE.

I REALLY DO.

I REMEMBER YEARS AGO A

MENTOR OF MINE, A SPIRITUAL

MENTOR, AND A MAN WHO IS

BURIED NOW JUST DOWN THE

STREET, DERRICK PRINCE, MADE

THIS STATEMENT: YOU DON'T

CHOOSE JERUSALEM.

IT CHOOSES YOU.

Chris: THAT'S RIGHT.

THERE IS SOMETHING TO BE

SAID TO THAT.

THIS SHOW IS GOING TO BE

ABOUT THREE STORIES YOU HAVE

DONE, ONE INCLUDING NEDRA.

AND THE FIRST IS ON DIVIDING

JERUSALEM.

YOU TOOK TO THE STREETS OF

JERUSALEM IN TEL AVIV,

ASKING PEOPLE ABOUT THE CITY

AND WHETHER OR NOT IT SHOULD

BE DIVIDED.

THERE IS NOT A SIMPLE

ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION.

YOU CERTAINLY HAVE PASSION

ON BOTH SIDES.

THIS IS NO EASY MATTER, TO

DIVIDE JERUSALEM AND SAY,

FINE.

YOU TAKE AN APPLE AND CUT IT

IN HALF, AND YOU HAVE TWO

PIECES.

BUT THESE PEOPLE, ARABS AND

JEWS, LIVE TOGETHER.

THEY'RE INTEGRATED.

THEY CAN BE NEIGHBORS.

THEY CAN BE ACROSS THE

STREET FROM ONE ANOTHER.

I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU DO

THIS.

THIS HAS GOT TO BE A GOD

ANSWER.

Chris: I THINK THAT'S

WHY THE BIBLE SAYS TO PRAY

FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.

HERE IS THE STORY ON

DIVIDING JERUSALEM, WHEN

SCOTT TOOK TO THE STREETS OF

JERUSALEM AND TEL AVIV.

Reporter: JERUSALEM,

ITS NAME MEANS CITY OF

PEACE, AND YET IT HAS BEEN

DESTROYED, REBUILT,

CONQUERED, AND RECONQUERED

MORE TIMES THAN ANY OTHER

CITY IN HISTORY.

THE CITY HAS A ROLE TO

PLAY.

IT IS THE CENTER OF THE

WORLD.

FOR 19 YEARS, JERUSALEM WAS

DIVIDED BETWEEN ISRAEL AND

JORDAN.

WITH THE OLD CITY ON THE

JORDAN SIDE.

IN 1967, THE SIX-DAY WAR LED

TO THE REUNITING OF THE CITY

UNDER ISRAELI SOVEREIGNTY.

NOW PART OF THE U.S.-BACKED

PEACE PROCESS SEEKS TO SPLIT

THE CITY ONCE AIN, BUT

ISRAEL MAINTAINS JERUSALEM

IS ITS ETERNAL, UNDIVIDED

CAPITAL.

PALESTINIANS WANT THE

EASTERN PART FOR THE CAPITAL

OF A FUTURE STATE.

THE JERUSALEM MAYOR, NIR

BARCOT TOLD ME DIVIDING THE

CITY IS IMPOSSIBLE.

IT CANNOT BE DIVIDED.

IT WILL NEVER FUNCTION AS A

DIVIDED CITY.

IT HAS TO BE ONE PHYSICAL

CITY, ENABLING ALL TO

WORSHIP THEIR FAITH THEIR

WAY, TO RESPECT EACH OTHER,

AND THERE IS ROOM FOR ALL.

Reporter: CAN YOU

CONVINCE PALESTINIANS OF

THAT?

THE PALESTINIAN RESIDENTS

THAT LIVE IN JERUSALEM

UNDERSTAND THAT.

AND IT WILL NEVER WORK.

THERE IS NOT ONE GOOD

EXAMPLE OF ATHAT WAS

SPLIT THAT EVER FUNCTIONED.

Reporter: JERUSALEM IS

MENTIONED BY NAME MORE THAN

800 TIMES IN THE BIBLE, EVEN

MORE IF YOU COUNT SYNONYMS,

LIKE THE CITY OF DAVID AND

ZION.

660 OF THE REFERENCES ARE IN

THE HEBREW BIBLE, OR OLD

TESTAMENT.

I REMEMBER THE DAY I SAT

IN THE PARK, AND MY KIDS

WERE PLAYING IN THE PARK,

AND ZACHARIAH SAID, THERE

WILL BE A TIME WHEN CHILDREN

WILL PLAY IN THE STREETS OF

THE CITY OF JERUSALEM.

Reporter: I SAT DOWN

WITH AN AUTHOR AND

BUSINESSMAN AND ASKED HIM

ABOUT THE JEWISH CONNECTION

TO THIS CITY.

WHAT DOES JERUSALEM MEAN TO

THE JEWISH PEOPLE?

WHY JERUSALEM?

IT'S A NAME -- IT COULD

BE A NAME BECAUSE WHY NOT A

CITY ON THE RESOURCES, BUT

GOD CHOSE IT.

Reporter: THE CITY

BEING DIVIDED AT ONE POINT,

AND REUNITED IN '67, BUT

WILL IT BE DIVIDED AGAIN?

I DON'T THINK IT CAN BE.

IN HEBREW, IT DOESN'T SAY

COMPACTED.

IT IT IS REUNITED TOGETHER.

GOD IS SAYING IT IS A CITY

WILL BE TORN ASUNDER, BUT

I'M GOING TO BRING IT BACK

TOGETHER.

Reporter: I TALKED WITH

ISRAELIS IN TEL AVIV, AND

THEY SAY THEY'RE WILLING TO

SHARE THE CITY, BUT NOT

DIVIDE IT.

MY HEART -- IT'S

SOMETHING I CANNOT AGREE

WITH, THAT MY TOWN IS GOING

TO BE SEPARATED.

WE BELIEVE THAT JERUSALEM

IS SUPPOSED TO BE JEWISH

FOREVER.

BUT I DO BELIEVE THAT THERE

IS SUPPOSED TO BE A SOLUTION

THAT WILL BE GOOD FOR BOTH

OF THE PEOPLE.

Reporter: CAPINSKI SAYS

GOD HAS A PLAN FOR THE CITY,

WHETHER THE WORLD BELIEVES

IN IT OR NOT.

WHAT DO OTHER NATIONS SAY,

OR YOU OR OTHER GROUPS SPEAK

THE WAY YOU'RE SPEAKING NOW,

WITH YOUR ARGUMENT AND POINT

OF VIEWS.

HOW DOES A PALESTINIAN

RESPOND TO THAT?

I THINK THE SECRET TO

UNDERSTANDING THIS COUNTRY

IS THAT FACTS ARE COMPLETELY

IRRELEVANT.

FACTS ARE COMPLETELY IRL

IRRELEVANT.

PERCEPTION OF REALITY IS

WHAT COUNTS.

TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IS GOING

ON, YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND

WHAT THE PALESTINIANS

PERCEIVE.

THEY REALLY BELIEVE WHAT

THEY BELIEVE BECAUSE THEY'VE

BEEN TOLD THAT'S WHAT THEY

BELIEVE.

SO DIALOGUE WITH A

PALESTINIAN TODAY IS ALMOST

IMPOSSIBLE.

Reporter: JERUSALEM IS

NEVER MENTIONED BY NAME IN

THE QURAN, BUT MUSLIMS

INTERPRET A REFERENCE TO THE

FURTHEST MOSQUE BEING TO

AL-AQSA MOSQUE ON THE TEM

TEMPLE MOUNT.

THIS IS ALL ARAB TOWN.

IT CAN'T BE DIVIDED.

Reporter: THEY EVEN

ARGUE AMONG THEMSELVES.

I SAY TO GIVE.

JERUSALEM IS ONLY FOR

PALESTINIANS.

BUT I THINK ISRAEL IS

OUTSIDE.

Reporter: HERE IS THE

ISSUE RIGHT HERE.

AS ONE OF THE MOST CONTESTED

PLACES ON EARTH, THE BIBLE

SAYS JERUSALEM WILL BE A

STUMBLING BLOCK TO THE

ENTIRE WORLD.

WE PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF

JERUSALEM, WHAT ARE WE

PAYING FOR?

THE WORD FOR PEACE IS

SHALOM.

IT COMES OUT OF THE WORD

COMPLETE.

WE'RE PRAYING FOR THAT

COMPLETION, WHEN THE

HEAVENLY AND THE EARTHLY

WILL BE CLEARLY SEEN AS

UNITED.

IT IS A FUTURE REVELATION.

Reporter: DO YOU THINK

IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN

YOUR LIFETIME?

I BELIEVE IT IS

IMMINENT.

Reporter: THE FUTURE OF

JERUSALEM AFFECTS PEOPLE ALL

OVER THE WORLD.

HERE IS THE REST OF THE NEWS

FROM OUR CBN STUDIO IN

VIRGINIA BEACH.

Efrem: THE VATICAN HAS

OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED THE

STATE OF PALESTINE IN A NEW

TREAT.

IMMEDIATELY SPARKING ISRAELI

OUTRAGE AND ACCUSATIONS IT

WILL HURT PEACE PROSPECTS.

THE TREATY COVERS THE ROMAN

CATHOLIC CHURCH IN

PALESTINIAN AREAS.

THE PALESTINIANS SAY IT

GIVES THEM A BIG VICTORY

OVER ISRAEL IN THEIR QUEST

TO CREATE A PALESTINIAN

STATE.

IT RECOGNIZES PALESTINIAN

PALESTINE HAS HAVING 67

BORDERS, AND THE CAPITAL,

JERUSALEM, AND HAVING RIGHTS

IN A ACCORDANCE WITH THE

WORLD'S LAW.

Efrem: I SPOKE WITH

PAUL BONICCELI ABOUT THIS

MOVE BY THE VATICAN.

DOES THIS MEAN THAT THE

CATHOLIC CHURCH IS TAKING

SIDES AGAINST ISRAEL?

UNFORTUNATELY, YES,

WHETHER THEY WANT TO ADMIT

THAT OR NOT.

WHAT THE POPE HAS DONE IS TO

RECOGNIZE A STATE THAT

DOESN'T REALLY EXIST, AND

DOESN'T REALLY HAVE

CONFIRMED BORDERS, THAT IS

TERRIBLY CORRUPT, NOT

DEMOCRATIC, AND IT PLAYS A

ROLE IN AIDING AND ABETTING

THOSE POWERS AROUND THE

REGION THAT ARE HARMFUL TO

ISRAEL AND HARMFUL TO PEACE

IN THE REGION.

Efrem: HOW WILL THIS

IMPACT THE SO-CALLED PEACE

PROCESS, DO YOU THINK?

IT MAKES IT VERY

DIFFICULT FOR ISRAEL TO

CONTINUE FORWARD WITH PEACE

NEGOTIATIONS WHEN EVERYBODY

KEEPS SAYING PALESTINE GETS

WHATEVER IT WANTS NOW, AND

ISRAEL HAS TO CAPITULATE.

THIS IS NO DIFFERENT WITH

CUBA.

THE UNITED STATES GAVE CUBA

EVERYTHING IT WANTED WITHOUT

FREEING ANY PRISONERS,

WITHOUT CHANGING THE WAY IT

GOVERNS, AND WITHOUT DOING

ANYTHING TO LET THE AVERAGE

CUBAN EXART PARTICIPATE IN

THE ECONOMY.

THEY GIVE IN AND HOPE IT

WILL ALL WORK OUT LATER.

Efrem: MANY NATIONS

HAVE RECOGNIZED A

PALESTINIAN STATE.

WHY DOES THIS MOVE HAVE SO

MUCH SIGNIFICANT.

BECAUSE THE VATICAN IS

SEEN AS A WESTERN STATE.

AND MOST OF THE WESTERN

COUNTRIES HAVE NOT FORMALLY

RECOGNIZED PALESTINE.

SO WHEN THE VATICAN DOES, IT

IS LIKE ONE OF THAT GROUP IS

DOING IT, TOO.

Efrem: SOME SAY IT IS A

DOUBLE STANDARD BECAUSE THE

VATICAN SPEAKS OUT AGAINST

THE SLAUGHTER OF CHRISTIANS

ELSEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE

EAST, BUT NOW THEY'RE

RECOGNIZING PALESTINE, WHO

HAS ALSO HURT CHRISTIANS.

THE POPE IS A VERY

SKILLED MAN, AND HE HAS

AROUND HIM A LOT OF HIGHLY

EDUCATED CAR CARDINALS AND

PLEEFTS AN PRIESTS AND THEY

SEEM TO BE ON THE LEFT.

AND THEY THINK THE WORLD

SHOULD BE AT PEACE AND GET

ALONE THE MORE MAE RECEDE,

BUT THAT DOESN'T ALWAYS

WORK.

Efrem: ISRAEL IS

GETTING SUPPORT FROM AN

UNLIKELY PLACE, ARAB

PEOPLE.

THEY SET UP A PRO-ISRAELI

Facebook PAGE TO COUNTER A

CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE ISRAELI

FORCES.

ONE SAUDI WOMAN WROTE SHE

WOULD LIKE TO SEND A MESSAGE

OF PEACE AND LOVE TO

ISRAEL.

AND THEY HAVE RIGHTS TO THE

LAND OF PALESTINE.

AND ONE WROTE, "I SUPPORT

THE STATE OF ISRAEL AND

THEIR ARMY AND NATION, BUT

IN OUR COUNTRY, WE'RE NOT

ALLOWED TO EXPRESS OUR PINS

OR W OPINIONS, OR WE WILL

GET KILL."

UP NEXT, WE GO BACK TO CHRIS

MITCHELL AND SCOTT ROSS.

Chris: SCOTT, ONE OF

THE OTHER STORIES YOU DID

WAS SITTING DOWN WITH YOSI

ON THE PROMENADE,

OVERLOOKING THE CITY OF

JERUSALEM, AND THEN YOU WENT

TO DIFFERENT PLACES AROUND

THE CITY.

HE WROTE A BOOK ABOUT "LIGHT

DREAMERS," ABOUT THE MEN WHO

CAPTURED THE CITY OF

JERUSALEM IN 1967.

WHAT WAS THAT LIKE?

Reporter: IT GAVE ME

GOOSE BUMPS, BECAUSE WE WERE

STANDING AT THE VERY GATE

THESE YOUNG MEN ENTERED.

AND YOU LOOK AT THE

PHOTOGRAPHS, AND THERE IS A

CLASSIC SHOT OF THOME

STANDING AT THE WALL, AND

THEY'RE HARDENED SOLDIERS,

WHO JUST FINISHED KILLING A

LOT OF PEOPLE, WITH TEARS

STREAMING DOWN THEIR FACE.

AND MANY OF US WERE

THINKING, IS THIS THE

FULFILLMENT OF THE PROPHECY,

THAT THE TIME OF THE

GENTILES HAVE BEEN

FULFILLED, AND THE JEWS HAVE

BEEN RETURNED TO THE LAND.

Chris: HERE IS THAT

STORY ABOUT THE MEN WHO WERE

LIGHT DREAMERS.

Reporter: THE TEMPLE

MOUNT IS IN OUR HANDS.

THE FAMOUS WORDS OF

COMMANDER MOTER GORE, WHO'S

MEN HELPED REUNITE THE MEN

IN JERUSALEM.

FULFILLING A 2,000-YEAR-OLD

DREAM.

THE BOOKA YOUNG

YOUNG ISRAELI MEN WHO GAVE

THEM THEIR GREATEST VICTORY

IN, I WOULD SAY, HISTORY.

Reporter: I SPOKE WITH

HIM ABOUT HIS BOOK, "THE

LIGHT DREAMERS," THE STORY

OF THE PARATROOPERS WHO

REUNITED JERUSALEM AND

REUNITED A NATION.

HE TOOK ME TO THE MT. OF

OLIVES WHERE MOTER GORE

COMMANDED HIS TROOPS.

THE PARATROOPERS CAME TO

THIS SPOT ON THE MORNING OF

JUNE 7th, 1967.

MONTEGOR, A VERY FAMOUS

PHOTOGRAPH, IS LOOKING OUT

ON TO THE TEMPLE MOUNT, AND

MAKING THE FINAL

PREPARATIONS IN HIS MIND FOR

THE DESCENT AND THE CONQUEST

OF THE OLD CITY.

SO HE SAYS, PA PARATROOPERS

OF BRIGADE 55.

AND HE TELLS THEM JEWS

WAITED THOUSANDS OF YEARS

FOR THIS MOMENT.

YOU ARE THE ONES WHO ARE

PRIVILEGED TO RESTORE

JERUSALEM TO THE JEWISH

PEOPLE.

Reporter: WE RETRACED

THEIR STEPS TO LION'S GATE

OF THE OLD CITY.

THIS IS THE GATE THAT THE

PARATROOPERS, THE ISRAELI

SOLDIERS, ENTERED ON

JUNE 7th 1967, AND THEN

WHEN THEY REACHED THE TEMPLE

MOUNT, THE FAMOUS WORDS OF

THE COMMANDER OF THE

PARATROOPERS WERE, "THE

TEMPLE MOUNT IS IN OUR

HANDS."

AND THEY FIND THE WALL, AND

THERE ARE MANY

BATTLE-HARDENED

PARATROOPERS, WEEPING AT THE

WALL.

Reporter: HE

PERSONALLIZE PERSONALIZES

THE HISTORY OF JERUSALEM

THROUGH THE EYES OF SIX SUCH

DREAMERS.

I THOUGHT WHAT WAS

MISSING IN THE WAY PEOPLE

RELATE TO THE STORY OF

ISRAEL WAS THAT PERSONAL

CONNECTION.

Reporter: THESE

PARATROOPERS, DO THEY REALLY

REFLECT AND MARITIME COSEM

MICROCOSEM THE STORYOF

ISRAEL?

ITWAS VERY IMPORTANT FOR

ME TOTELL THE WHOLE STORY

OF JERUSALEM.

THE WAY I UNDERSTAND THE

JEWISH PEOPLE IS WE'RE

FAMILY.

Reporter: IT TOOK HIM

12 OF HIS 32 YEARS IN ISRAEL

TO WRITE THE BOOK.

ONE OF MY CHARACTERS

STARTS OFF AS A BOY, LIVING

ON ONE OF THESE RADICAL

KIBBUTZ.

HE CREATES THE FIRST

PRIVATIZED COMPANY IN THE

STATE OF ISRAELAND OPENS

THE WAY TO THE HIGH-TECH

FREE ECONOMY THAT WE HAVE

TODAY.

Reporter: ONE BECAME

KNOWN AS ISRAEL'S BOB DYLAN,

AND ANOTHER STARTED THE

SETTLEMENT MOVEMENT IN JUDEA

AND SAMARIA.

HE SAYS HIS BOOK TRIES TO

SHOW THE STRUGGLE WITHIN THE

ISRAELI SOUL OVER MAKING

PEACE WITH THE PALESTINIANS

AND DIVIDING JERUSALEM.

IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD, I'VE

GOT JEWISH NEIGHBORS, I'VE

GOT ARAB NEIGHBORS.

HOW DO YOUSEPARATE THAT?

HOW DO YOU DIVIDE A CITY

WITHOUT, GOD FORBID,

DESTROYING IT?

I DON'T SEE HOW JERUSALEM

CAN BE SHARED BETWEEN TWO

POLITICAL ENTITIES THAT ARE

EMERGING OUT OF A 100-YEAR

WAR.

Reporter: AND FOR

PEOPLE FROM MY WORLD VIEW

AND MY CHRISTIAN VIEW, WE

TAKE VERYSERIOUSLY THE

PSALMIST WHEN HE SAYS: PRAY

FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.

MAY THEY PROSPER, WHO LOVE

YOU.

YES.

Reporter: AS WE SIT

HERE AND WE LOOK AT THIS,

HOW DO YOU PRAY FOR THIS

CITY?

I PRAY THAT I PERSONALLY

SHOULD BE WORTHY OF LIVING

HERE.

I PRAY THAT THE PEOPLE OF

ISRAEL WILL BE WORTHY OF

THIS STORY.

I PRAY FOR OUR STRENGTH AND

I PRAY FOR OUR GENEROSITY OF

SPIRIT.

I PRAY THAT WE BE PROTECTED

FROM HATRED, THAT OUR HEARTS

BE OPEN TO LOVE ALLOF THE

PEOPLE OF THIS LAND, AND ALL

THOSE WHO TURN TOWARDS THE

CITY WITH HOPE.úx

I PRAY FOR ALL OF US.

THAT'S MY PRAYER.

Chris: COMING UP, SCOTT

AND HIS WIFE, NEDRA, TAKE A

WALK THROUGH ONE OF

JERUSALEM'S MOST COLORFUL

MARKETS.

Chris: WELL, SCOTT,

WE'VE ATTORNEY DONE A

STORY ON DIVIDING JERUSALEM,

AND WE SPOKE ABOUT THE 1967

WAR.

AND THEN THERE WAS A STORY

WHAT YOU AND NEDRA DID.

YOU TOURED MAHANE YEHUDA,

THE OPEN MARKET, AND WHAT

WAS THAT LIKE?

AND TASTE-TESTING ALL OF

THAT FOOD.

IT WAS AN OVERWHELMING

EXPERIENCE, TASTING THE FOOD

THAT IS MADE THERE -- GROWN

THROUGHOUT ISRAEL AND

BROUGHT TO THIS MARKETPLACE,

WITH JEWS AND ARABS SIDE BY

SIDE, SHOPPING AND TALKING

TO ONE ANOTHER AND

CONDUCTING COMMERCE AND NO

ISSUES.

IN THE MARKETPLACE KNOWN AS

THE "SHOOK."

I CAN SAY IT THAT WAY AS A

SCOTSMAN, BUT AMERICANS SAY

IT IS NOT "SHOOK" IT IS

"SHOOK."

Chris: AND HERE IS THE

STORY AS SCOTT AND NEDRA GO

TO THE SHOOK.

Reporter: IT IS

JERUSALEM'S MOST FAMOUS

MARKET AND THERE IS NOTHING

ORDINARY ABOUT IT.

HERE WE ARE IN THE CITY OF

JERUSALEM.

ABSOLUTELY.

Reporter: AND WE'RE

ABOUT TO CROSS A VERY

WELL-KNOWN,HISTORICALLY

KNOWN,JAFFA ROAD.

ABOUT A MILE AND A HALF DOWN

THE ROAD IS THE OLD CITY'S

JAFFA GATE.

IN THE LATE 1800s, A FEW

BRAVE JEWS ESTABLISHED HOMES

HERE, A LONG WAY FROM THE

PROTECTION OF THE CITY

WALLS.

TODAY YOU WOULD NEVER

EVEN IMAGINE SUCH A THING.

BUT WHEN THEY MOVED OUT OF

THE OLD CITY, THEY WERE

MOVINGTO THESE SECURE KIND

OF NEIGHBORHOODS.

THAT'S WHY THE NAME OF THE

MARKET IS CALLED M MAHANE

YEHUDA.

IT IS NAMED AFTER THAT

NEIGHBORHOOD THAT WAS BUILT

IN 1887.

Reporter: JAFFA ROAD

CONNECTS JERUSALEM TO THE

MEDITERRANEAN SEAPORT AT

JAFFA, CONSIDERED BY SOME

THE OLDEST HARBOR IN THE

WORLD.

THE THEATERS FOR LEBANON

THAT WERE IMPORTED BY DAVID

AND SOLOMON, THEY HAD TO

COME FROM JAFFA INTO

JERUSALEM.

NOW IT IS A PEDESTRIAN MALL

WITH A EUROPEAN LIGHT RAIL

GOING THROUGH IT.

Reporter: MY WIFE,

NEDRA, AND I JOIN THE WALK

THROUGH THE MAHANE YEHUDA AS

SHOPPERS PREPARE FOR THE

SABBATH.

WE HAVE TO BY SAHBA, AND

TRADITIONALLY YOU BY TWO OF

THEM BECAUSE TRADITIONALLY

THE CHILDREN ALWAYS HAD A

DOUBLE PORTION.

Reporter: ONE SPICY

OLIVE.

THAT'S GOOD AND SPICY.

Reporter: DOZENS OF

COUNTRIES AND CULTURES ARE

REPRESENTED IN THE SHOOK,

BROUGHT HERE BY JEWS

RETURNING TO THE LAND FROM

MORE THAN 100 COUNTRIES.

AN IRANIAN JEW STARTED A

SPICE SHOP IN JERUSALEM IN

1953.

TODAY HIS GRANDSONS STILL

RUN THE SHOP.

THREE GENERATIONS MIXING

SPICES AND SELLING SPICES

HERE IN JERUSALEM FROM

IRAN.

Reporter: AN ESTIMATED

200,000 PEOPLE VISIT THE

SHOOK EACH WEEK, RICH AND

POOR, AS WELL AS USE AND

ARABS, SHOP IN THE MARKET.

BUT IT HAS HAD ITS SHARE OF

TRAGEDY.

THAT SAYS TO REMEMBER.

Reporter: JULY 30,

1997, SUICIDE BOMBERS KILLED

16 PEOPLE HERE AND WOUNDED

ALMOST 200.

TERROR ATTACKS IN THE MARKET

VIRTUALLY DESTROYED

BUSINESS, SO THE

MUNICIPALITY REINVENTED THE

SHOOK TO MAKE IT ONE OF THE

TRENDIEST PLACES IN THE

CITY.

RESTAURANTS, BISTROS, AND

EVEN NIGHT LIFE IS HERE.

SO YOUSEE ALL THINGS WORK

TOGETHER FOR GOOD.

Reporter: ONE RELIGIOUS

JEW SUMMED UP THE SHOOK FOR

US.

HE SAID, IF YOU WANT TO TALK

TO GOD, GO TO THE WESTERN

WALL.

BUT IF YOU WANT TO SEE GOD

AT WORK, GO TO THE SHOOK.

AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT WE

SAW.

> UP NEXT, ONE OF

JERUSALEM'S PATRIARCH DIES.

A LOOK BACK AT THE LIFE OF

LANCE LAMBERT, A MAN WHO

LOVED ISRAEL, THE GOD OF THE

Chris: WELL, SCOTT, A

FORTUNATE THING HAPPENED A

FEW DAYS AGO -- AN

UNFORTUNATE THING HAPPENED,

LANCE LAMBERT, WHO IS A

PATRIARCH FOR THE CITY OF

JERUSALEM, AND HE TEAMED UP

WITH YOUR GOOD FRIEND,

DERRICK PRINCE, AND IT IS

SAD TO SEE ANOTHER

GENERATION GO.

WHAT IS THE VALUE OF MEN

LIKE DERRICK AND LANCE, THE

PATRIARCHS OF THE FAITH?

THEY WERE MEN WHO HAD

PROPHETIC INSIGHT OF WHAT

GOD WANTED TO DO HERE.

YOU GO BACK AND LISTEN TO

THEIR TEACHINGS FROM YEARS

AGO AND IT HAS COME TO

PASS.

GOD HAS PROPHETS AND THEY'RE

STILL ALIVE TODAY.

Chris: SPEAKING ABOUT

JERUSALEM AND BEING

PROPHETIC, WE SPOKE TO LANCE

LAMBERT SEVERAL YEARS AGO,

AND HE TALKED ABOUT THE

IMPORTANCE OF THE CITY OF

JERUSALEM.

JUST A FEW MILES FROM

HERE, JESUS WAS BORN, THE

MESSIAH.

A FEW MILES IN THE OPPOSITE

DIRECTION, HE WAS

CRUCIFIED.

HE WAS BURIED AND HE ROSE

AGAIN ON THE THIRD DAY.

AND A FEW MILES FROM HERE HE

ROSE FROM THE MOUNT --

ASCENDING FROM THE MOUNT OF

OLIVES TO THE RIGHT HAND OF

THE MAGESTY ON HIGH.

THAT, I THINK, MAKES

JERUSALEM AN INCREDIBLY

IMPORTANT CITY.

Chris: WE'VE DONE THIS

SHOW, TALKING ABOUT LANCE

LAMBERT, DERRICK PRINCE, AND

WE TALKED ABOUT THE '67 WAR

AND DIVIDING JERUSALEM.

ANY FINAL THOUGHTS ABOUT THE

CITY AND HOW IT --

YEAH.

I THINK A COUPLE OF THINGS.

THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS NOT OF

THIS EARTH.

AND THE GOVERNMENT WILL BE

UPON HIS SHOULDERS.

SO I PUT MY ENTIRE FUTURE ON

WHAT THE LORD IS GOING TO DO

HERE.

HE IS GOING TO REBUILD

JERUSALEM COMPLETELY, AS IT

WAS IN THE DAYS OF

NEHEMIAH.

AND HE IS GOING TO REBUILD

THE WALLS.

AND WE WILL COME TOGETHER ON

THE WALL AS ONE PEOPLE.

AND ACCEPT THAT GOD IS GOING

TO DO SOMETHING POWERFUL AND

MIGHTY HERE, CULMINATING IN

JESUS COMING BACK AND

SETTING UP SHOP.

Chris: NOT TOO FAR FROM

HERE, AT THE MOUNT OF OL

LIVES.

THAT'S RIGHT.

Chris: WE HAVE A LOT TO

LOOK FORWARD TO AND A LOT TO

DO PREPARING FOR THOSE

DAYS.

SCOTT, WE HOPE TO SEE YOU

BACK HERE IN JERUSALEM.

YOU WILL SEE ME IN

JERUSALEM.

I DON'T WANT YOUR JOB.

Chris: OKAY.

THAT'S IT FOR THIS EDITION.

I'M CHRIS MITCHELL, ALONG

WITH SCOTT ROSS, AND WE'LL

SEE YOU NEXT TIME ON

"JERUSALEM DATELINE."

EMBED THIS VIDEO

Related Podcasts


CBN.com | Do You Know Jesus? | Privacy Notice | Prayer Requests | Support CBN | Contact Us | Feedback
© 2012 Christian Broadcasting Network