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Netanyahu: ISIS Attack in Egypt Knocks on Israel’s Door – July 3, 2015

This week on Jerusalem Dateline: ISIS attack in Egypt knocks on Israel’s door; and prophecy fulfilled from the birth of the Jewish state to a land flowing with milk and honey; plus a “Lost Tribe” comes home; and Christian harvest fulfills ... Read Transcript


THIS WEEK ON "JERUSALEM

DATELINE," ISIS LAUNCHES A

HUGE ATTACK ON EGYPT,

KNOCKING ON ISRAEL'S DOOR.

> PLUS A SPECIAL LOOK AT

PROPHECY FULFILLED, HOW

GOD IS KEEPING HIS WORD TO

THE JEWISH PEOPLE, FROM

THE MIRACULOUS BIRTH OF

THE JEWISH STATE, T ITS

STATUS AS LAND FLOWING

WITH MILK AND HONEY.

AND HOW CHRISTIANS ARE

HELPING FULFILL BIBLICAL

PROPHECY.

HELLO, AND WELCOME TO THIS

SPECIAL EDITION OF

"JERUSALEM DATELINE," ON

HOW GOD IS KEEPING HIS

PROMISES TO THE JEWISH

PEOPLE.

I'M JULIE STAAL, FILLING

IN FOR CHRIS MITCHELL.

BEFORE WE LOOK AT THOSE

PROMISES, LET'S TURN TO

EGYPT.

ISRAEL HAS CLOSED ITS

BORDER CROSSINGS WITH

EGYPT AFTER BATTLES WITH

ISLAMIC TERRORISTS AND THE

EGYPTIAN MILITARY, AND THE

ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER IS

WARNING ISIS IS KNOCKING

ON THE DOOR OF ISRAEL'S

BORDER.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS MORE.

George: SMOKE HUNG

OVER EGYPT'S NORTHERN

SINAI AFTER THE ISLAMIC

STATE AFFILIATE HERE

KILLED AT LEAST 70

EGYPTIAN SOLDIERS.

IN AN ONLINE POST, THE

TERROR GROUP CALLED THE

OPERATION A BLESSED RAID

AND ACCUSED THE EGYPTIAN

FORCES OF BEING AN

APOSTATE ARMY.

THE EGYPTIAN ARMY

COUNTERED WITH

MULTI-AIRSTRIKES, CLAIMING

TO HAVE KILLED MORE THAN

100 MILITANTS.

BUT A FORMER ISRAELI

AMBASSADOR TO EGYPT SAYS

THE EGYPTIAN MILITARY

RESPONSE SHOWED A HUGE

INTELLIGENCE FAILURE AND A

LACK OF MILITARY

EXPERTISE.

I THINK NOW WE

UNDERSTAND THAT THE

EGYPTIAN ARMY IS INCAPABLE

OF FIGHTING STRONGLY

AGAINST GUERRILLA TACTICS.

THEY NEED SOME HELP, SOME

ASSISTANCE.

AND IT CAN COME ONLY FROM

THE UNITED STATES.

AND, AS WE KNOW, OBAMA HAS

REFUSED TO DO IT.

George: ISLAMIC

TERRORISTS HAVE KILLED

HUNDREDS OF SECURITY

FORCES SINCE THE EGYPTIAN

ARMY TOPPLED ISLAMIST

PRESIDENT MOHAMMED MORSI

IN 2013.

EGYPT IS THE ANKLE, THE

BASES OF THE MIDDLE EAST.

IF THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION DOESN'T

UNDERSTAND IT, WE ARE IN

TROUBLE.

ISRAEL IS TROUBLE, AND

EUROPE IS IN TROUBLE.

George: MEANWHILE,

ISRAEL IS WATCHING THE

DEVELOPMENTS CLOSELY.

IT SHARES A BORDER IN THE

SIGSINAI PRESENCE PINS PENINSULA.

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU WARNED

THE WORLD THAT ISIS IS

KNOCKING AT ITS BORDERS.

WE SEE ISIS ACROSS THE

BORDER IN GULAN AND ACROSS

THE BORDER IN EUROPE.

THE PROPHET AMOS TOLD

OF A TIME WHEN THE GOD OF

ISRAEL WOULD BRING HIS

PEOPLE BACK TO THE LAND OF

ISRAEL.

HE PROMISED TO PLANT THEM

AND NEVER AGAIN SCATTERED

THEM.

ISRAEL DECLARED ITS

INDEPENDENCE IN 1948.

CHRIS MITCHELL TAKES US TO

THE HEART OF TEL AVIV,

WHERE IT ALL STARTED.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Chris: HERE IN

INDEPENDENCE HALL ON MAY

14th, 1948, DAVID BEN

GURION DECLARED THE

FORMATION OF THE STATE OF

ISRAEL.

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN

NEARLY 2,000 YEARS, THE

JEWISH PEOPLE WERE A

NATION ONCE AGAIN.

THIS IS WHERE ISRAEL

WAS BORN.

WHEN PEOPLE COME HERE,

THEY ARE ASTONISHED TO SEE

THIS PLACE.

MOST OF THE PEOPLE THAT

VISIT HERE, THEIR FIRST

REACTION IS: THIS IS IT?

THAT'S ALL YOU HAVE HERE?

Chris: BEN GURION AND

HIS TEAM LOOKED FOR AN IN

CONSPICUOUS IMPLICATED TO

DECLARE STATEHOOD.

DURING A 1978 RENAISA 1978 RENOVATION,

THE DECISION WAS MADE TO

TAKE THIS BUILDING BACK TO

ITS ORIGINAL LOOK AT THE

TIME OF THE DECLARATION.

IN ISRAEL, IT WILL

TEACH YOU THAT GOD HAS A

TENDENCY TO PERFORM HIS

BEST MIRACLES IN THE MOST

HUMBLE PLACES.

THIS PLACE IS ONE OF THOSE

PLACES.

Chris: ACCORDING TO

ISAAC DRAWER, WHO HEADS

EDUCATION AT THE HALL, THE

ESTABLISHMENT OF ISRAEL

SHOOK THE WORLD AND BECAME

A HAVEN FOR THE JEWISH

PEOPLE.

HOW MANY PEOPLE PRAYED

FOR IT EVERY DAY.

WHEN THE JEWS SAID NEXT

YEAR IN JERUSALEM, AND THE

NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM --

THAT'S WHAT THEY MEANT.

Reporter: WHEN ISRAEL

DECLARED ITS INDEPENDENCE,

DANCING FILLED THE

STREETS.

BUT THE CELEBRATION WAS

SHORT-LIVED.

THE VERY NEXT DAY, ARMIES

OF FIVE ARAB NATIONS

INVADED THE NEWBORN STATE.

WHEN IT COMES TO THE

STORY OF THE WORLD

INDEPENDENCE, WE DON'T

HAVE MANY ANSWERS THERE.

IT IS VERY HARD FOR US TO

EXPLAIN.

CALL IT A MIRACLE.

CALL IT WHATEVER YOU WANT,

BUT WE ARE HERE.

Chris: 130,000 PEOPLE

VISIT THIS TINY HALL EACH

YEAR TO HEAR ABOUT THE

MIRACLE OF ISRAEL.

INCLUDING TOURISTS LIKE

THIS GROUP FROM

MASSACHUSETTS.

I DIDN'T EXPECT IT TO

BE SO MOVING.

MY WHOLE LIFE, ISRAEL HAS

ALWAYS BEEN HERE.

SO I THINK I IN SOME WAYS

TOOK IT FOR GRANTED.

AND NOW I FELT LIKE I WAS

HERE THAT DAY.

AFTER 2,000 YEARS OF

WANDERING AND PERSECUTION

FOR THE JEWS TO HAVE THEIR

OWN STATE REALLY HAS TO BE

A MIRACLE.

Chris: ACROSS THE

STREET IS THIS MONUMENT,

WITH A SCRIPTURE FROM

JEREMIAH.

"AGAIN I WILL BUILD YOU,

AND YOU SHALL BE REBUILT,

O VIRGIN OF ISRAEL."

SURROUNDED BY SKYSCRAPERS

AND A NEW GENERATION

VISITING THE HALL, IT IS

TESTAMENT TO GOD'S

FAITHFULNESS TO HIS

PROMISE TO BUILD AND

REBUILD THE JEWISH STATE

AND ITS PEOPLE.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS

AT INDEPENDENCE HALL IN

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL.

DECADES BEFORE MODERN

ISRAEL WAS DECLARED A

NATION, THE GREAT POWERS

OF THE DAY GATHERED IN

ITALY AND SIGNED A TREATY

ESTABLISH A JEWISH

HOMELAND.

EVEN DA TODAY IT REMAINS ONE

OF THE MOST IMPORTANT

DOCUMENTS FOR THE ENTIRE

MIDDLE EAST.

Chris: IT HAPPENED ON

APRIL 25th, 1920,

REPRESENTATIVES OF THE

GREAT POWERS WHO TRIUMPHED

IN WORLD WAR I, MET IN THE

ITALIAN TOWN OF SAN RIMO,

TO DIVIDE THE MIDDLE

EASTERN LANDS THEY

CONQUERED.

FRANCE WOULD OVERSEA

SYRIA, WHILE IRAQ AND

PALESTINE FELL UNDER GREAT

BRITAIN.

THE RESOLUTION ALSO

INCLUDED THE BALFOUR

DECLARATION, WRITTEN IN

1917, WHICH CALLED FOR THE

ESTABLISHMENT IN PALESTINE

OF A NATIONAL HOME FOR THE

JEWISH PEOPLE.

ONE ENGLISH DIPLOMAT, LORD

CURZON, CALLED IT ISRAEL'S

MAGNA CARTA.

THOMAS SENTAL HELPED

ORGANIZE THE 90th ANSWER

OF THE SIGNING OF THE SAN

RIMO RESOLUTION.

HE SAID AT THE TIME,

YOU CAN SAY THAT ISRAEL'S

DAY WAS BORN ON THE 25th

OF APRIL, 1920, IN SAN

RIMO, BECAUSE THAT WAS THE

SIGNIFICANCE OF IT.

Chris: HOWARD GREFE,

AUTHOR OF THE LEGAL

FOUNDATION AND "BORDERS OF

ISRAEL" UNDER

INTERNATIONAL LAW, SAYS

THE RESOLUTION ESTABLISHED

SEVERAL PRECEDENTS.

THE ARABS GOT THE

LION'S SHARE.

THEY GOT SYRIA, WHICH IS

SUBSEQUENTLY DIVIDED INTO

SYRIA AND LEBANON.

THEY GOT ALL OF METH

METHABATAMA AND ALL OF

ARABIA.

BALFOUR SAID, WHY ARE YOU

COMPLAINING, YOU'RE

GRANTED ALL OF THESE

LANDS.

AND WE'RE GIVEN A NICHE --

HE CALLED IT A NICHE -- TO

THE JEWISH PEOPLE.

Chris: WHAT ABOUT THE

CONTESTED ISRAELI

SETTLEMENTS IN THE WEST

BANK?

MANY PEOPLE, INCLUDING THE

CURRENT SECRETARY-GENERAL

OF THE U.N., SAY THEY ARE

ILLEGAL.

SETTLEMENTS ARE COVERED

IN ARTICLE 6, AMENDED FOR

PALESTINE.

THEY'RE A LEGAL DOCUMENT,

AND IT CLEARLY SAYS THAT

NOT ONLY THE JEWS HAVE THE

RIGHT TO SETTLEMENT, BUT

THAT THE WORLD HAS THE

OBLIGATION TO HELP THEM.

Reporter: THIS LEGAL

RIGHT OF JEWS TO BUILD IN

THE WEST BANK OR EAST

JERUSALEM IS LITTLE

UNDERSTOOD IN THE WORLD

TODAY.

IT'S A SITUATION THAT

THOMAS SENTAL HOPES TO

REMEDY.

WE FEEL WE HAVE AN

HISTORICAL DUTY TO BRING

THE FACTS ON THE TABLE.

BECAUSE WE ARE HERE

DETAILING WITDEALING WITH HISTORICAL

FACTS.

AND THEY SHOULD BE TAKEN

INTO CONSIDERATION IN THE

PUBLIC DEBATE.

Reporter: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS, SAN

RIMO, ITALY.

3,000 YEARS AGO, KING

DAVID PURCHASED THE LAND

ON WHICH TWO CONSECUTIVE

JEWISH TEMPLES WERE BUILT,

THE TEMPLE MOUNT IN

JERUSALEM.

ALTHOUGH GOD SAID HIS

HOUSE WOULD BE A HOUSE FOR OF

PRAYER FOR ALL NATIONS,

NOT EVERYONE CAN PRAY

THERE.

Chris: MUSLIMS CALL

IT THE NOBLE SANCTUARY.

THIS IS THE THIRD HOLIEST

SITE IN ISLAM.

MUSLIMS CLAIM ONLY THEY

ARE ALLOWED TO PRAY THERE.

MUSLIMS HAVE TO PRAY,

BUT OTHERS, CHRISTIANS AND

JEWS, THEY CAN VISIT, JUST

VISIT.

Chris: FOR JEWS, THE

TEMPLE MOUNT IS THE MOST

SACRED PLACE.

TWO JEWISH TEMPLES STOOD

HERE DURING BIBLE TIMES.

JESUS VISITED, PREACHED,

AND WORSHIPPED AT THE

SECOND TEMPLE, JET MUSLIMS

DENY IT EVER EXISTED.

ARCHEOLOGY BACKS UP THE

BIBLE, WHICH SAYS IT IS

OUR HOLIEST PLACE.

IT IS THE CENTER.

FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE

JEWISH PEOPLE, MANY THINK

FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE

WORLD, IT'S THE CENTER.

Reporter: FOR YEARS

RABBI SAID IT WAS

FORBIDDEN FOR JEWS TO EVEN

SET FOOT THERE, YET ALONE

PRAY IN THERE BECAUSE IT

WAS TOO HOLY.

LINDA OMER IS PART OF

HALIBA, THE INITIATIVE FOR

JEWISH FREEDOM ON THE

TEMPLE MOUNT.

BECAUSE WE WANT FREEDOM

FOR EVERYBODY TO PRAY ON

THE TEMPLE MOUNT.

ISAIAH SAYS IT WILL BE A

PLACE FOR ALL NATIONS.

Reporter: SIP SINCE THE

1967 SIX-DAY WAR, JORDAN

HAS KEPT RELIGIOUS CONTROL

OVER THE TEMPLE MOUNT, AND

ONLY MUSLIMS CAN PRAY

THERE.

WE BELIEVE THAT

COMMITTING OURSELVES TO

THAT, WE HELPED KEEP THE

PEACE IN JERUSALEM.

Reporter: BUT OMER

SAYS IT IS ALL ABOUT CIVIL

RIGHTS.

THE ONLY PLACE I KNOW,

CERTAINLY IN ISRAEL, WHERE

THERE IS A REAL VIOLATION

OF CIVIL RIGHTS AS WE HAVE

COME TO EXPECT THEM IN THE

WESTERN WORLD, IN FREE

DEMOCRATIC COUNTRIES, IS

AGAINST JEWS ON THE TEMPLE

MOUNT.

Reporter Chris: AND SHE SAYS

THERE IS PLENTY OF ROOM

FOR EVERYONE.

I BELIEVE WHEN THE

MESSIAH COMES, HE'LL SOLVE

ALL OF THE PROBLEMS.

UNTIL THEN, I BELIEVE THAT

THERE IS A PLACE FOR ALL

NATIONS ON THE TEMPLE

MOUNT.

Chris: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

COMING UP...THE BIBLE

CALLS ISRAEL THE LAND OF

MILK AND HONEY.

AND WE'LL SHOW YOU WHY

THAT'S LITERALLY TRUE.

WELCOME BACK.

THE BIBLE CALLS ISRAEL A

LAND OF MILK AND HONEY.

MANY PEOPLE MAY BE

SURPRISED TO LEARN THAT IS

NOT JUST AN EXPRESSION.

HERE IS WHAT I DISCOVERED

EARLIER ON A TRIP TOHE

AREVA DESERT.

IN THE BIBLE, GOD PROMISES

THE JEWISH PEOPLE A LAND

FLOWING WITH MILK AND

HONEY.

WHILE IT IS A SIGN OF

ABUNDANCE, IT IS ALSO

LITERAL.

IN FACT, MILK AND HONEY

IS CRITICAL, IT IS USED 20

TIMES IN SCRIPTURE.

BUT WHEN THE JEWISH

PEOPLE RETURNED FROM 2,000

YEARS IN EXILE, THEY FOUND

A BARREN, DESERT LAND.

AND THIS AUTHOR SAYS THAT

WAS ALL IN GOD'S PLAN.

GOD SAID, I'M GOING TO

DO SOMETHING MIRACULOUS.

I'M GOING TO CREATE A LAND

THAT EVEN THOSE CLIMATE

ISSUES DON'T CALL FOR IT,

IT IS GOING TO BE FILLED

ALSO WITH DATES AND HONEY

AND ALSO WITH MILK.

SO THAT YOU KNOW THAT

NOTHING COMES HERE.

NOTHING IN THIS LAND COMES

HERE EXCEPT WHEN IT IS

FROM ME.

AND GOD HAS DELIVERED

ON THAT PROMISE.

WE CONSIDER WE ARE

LEADERS IN PRODUCTION.

DESPITE THE HEAT,

HUMIDITY, AND LIMITED

RESOURCES, THE ISRAELI COW

PRODUCES MORE MILK PER

YEAR THAN COWS IN THE

U.S., EUROPEAN UNION, AND

AUSTRALIA.

WE KEEP GOING UP.

RONEN GOWN MANAGES

OPERATIONS FOR THE DAIRY

HERE, THE LARGEST MILKING

FACILITY OF ITS KIND IN

THE COUNTRY.

THE MILK PRODUCTION IN

ISRAEL IS VERY CLEVER,

VERY HIGH-TECH.

AND WHAT ABOUT THE

HONEY?

MOST BELIEVE THAT THE

HONEY IN BIBLE TIMES

PROBABLY CAME FROM DATE

TREES.

THIS BOTANIST IMMIGRATED

FROM THE U.S. AND SETTLED

ON THE KIBBUTZ IN 1974.

I STARTED OUT HERE AS

THE HEAD OF THE ORCHARD

BRANCH.

AND, OF COURSE, THAT WAS

KIND OF FUNNY BECAUSE AT

THAT TIME WE DIDN'T HAVE

ANY ORCHARDS.

SO -- AND IN THE FIRST FEW

YEARS, I WAS RESPONSIBLE

FOR PLANTING THEM.

AND THE FIRST ORCHARD I

PLANTED WAS THE DATE

ORCHARD, WHICH YOU CAN SEE

BEHIND US, WCH IS THE

MAIN AGRICTURAL BRANCH

KIBBUTZ.

THEARE TENS OF

THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF DATE

TREES IN ISRAEL.

SOLAWAY PLANTED SOME 3,000

OF THOSE TREES HERE.

THIS DATE ORCHARD HERE AT

KIBBUTZ IN THE AREVA

DESERT.

AND EACH ONE OF THESE

TREES PRODUCES ABOUT

350 POUNDS OF DATES A

YEAR.

SOLAWAY EVEN MANAGED TO

SPROUT A 2,000-YEAR-OLD

DATE SEED FOUND BY

ARCHEOLOGISTS YEARS AGO AT

MASADA.

THE TREE IS NOW FIVE YEARS

OLD.

DATES AND PALMS WERE

IMPORTANT IN THE

SCRIPTURES, AND DATES FROM

THIS AREA WERE KNOWN

THROUGHOUT THE ANCIENT

WORLD.

THE ROMANS HAD NOTHING

NICE TO SAY ABOUT THE

JEWS, EXCEPT THEY HAD GOOD

DATES.

THEIR EMPERORS USED TO

ORDER JUD JUDEAN DATES TO EAT.

THEY WERE FAMOUS THROUGH

THE WORLD.

T ISRAEL'S DATES

ARE STILL FAMOUS

THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

ISRAEL EXPORTS SOME 12,000

TONSF DAT EACH YEAR TO

20OUNTRIES.

NOW SOLAY IS GOING

BEYOND DATES TO GROW OTHER

LIFE IN THE DESERT.

I'M LOOKING FOR TREES

THAT LOVE TO LIVE IN THE

DESERT, THAT REJOICE TO

LIVE IN THE DESERT.

NOT THE ONES I HAVE TO

KEEP ON LIFE SUPPORT.

SHE HAS FOUND CLUES IN

THE BIBLE.

THE BIBLICAL TREES, IF

THEY GREW HERE IN THE OLD

DAYS, WHY SHOULDN'T THEY

GROW HERE NOW?

WE REINTRODUCED

FRANKINCENSE AND MURR MURRY.

AND THERE WAS ALREADY AN

INCENSE, CALLED THE BALM

OF GILLIAD.

THE FRA FRANKINCENSE AND

MYRRH BROUGHT TO JESUS,

WERE PROBABLY LIKE THIS.

IT SAYS, SHOOT FORTH

YOUR BRANCHES, GIVE FORTH

YOUR FRUIT BECAUSE MY

CHILDREN ARE COMING HOME.

THAT'S AN UNUSUAL THING

FOR GOD TO TELL THE TREES.

HE SAID, WATCH, WHICH I

BRING MY PEOPLE BACK HOME,

THIS LAND IS GOING TO COME

FORTHWITH BLOSSOMS AND

TREES AND FRUITS.

SO HE SAYS, EVERY DATE

YOU EAT AND EVERY GLASS OF

MILK YOU DRINK HERE IS

LIKE PROPHECY BEING

FULFILLED.

> UP NEXT, GOD PROMISED

TO GATHER THE JEWS FROM

THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE

EART

TODAY THOUSANDS ARE

FULFILLING THAT PROPHECY

EVERY YEAR.

Julie: WELCOME BACK

TO "JERUSALEM DATELINE."

IN THE BOOK OF ISAIAH, GOD

PROMISES TO BRING BACK HIS

CHILDREN FROM THE FOUR

CORNERS OF THE EARTH.

MEMBERS OF ONE LOST TRIBE

HAS BEEN COMING HOME TO

ISRAEL IN WAVES OVER THE

PAST FEW YEARS.

CHRIS MITCHELL WAS AT

ISRAEL'S BEN GURION

AIRPORT WHEN MORE THAN 50

MEMBERS OF A TRIBE MADE

HISTORY.

Chris: THEIR ARRIVAL

WAS TEARFUL AND EMOTIONAL.

IFEEL LIKE I'M HOME.

I'M EXCITED.

I'M EXTREMELY -- IT'S

UNEXPLAINABLE.

I FEEL LIKERYING.

Chris: AND THIS GROUP

IS JUST THE FIRST OF A

LONG-AWAITED MIGRA.

NEARLY 20 TRIBE MEMBERS

LIVE IN ISRAEL, BUT FIVE

YEARS AGO, THE GOVERNMENT

STOPPED THEIR RETURN.

NOW A RECENT DECISION

PERMITS ALL OF THE TRIBE,

ABOUT 7,000, TO RETURN.

THE 10 TRIBES MAY HAVE

BEEN LOST TO US FOR MANY

CENTURIES, BUT THEY WERE

NEVER LOST IN TERMS OF

THEIR IDENTITY.

Chris: MICHAEL WORKED

FOR YEARS TO HELP BRING

ABOUT THIS MOMENT.

HE BELIEVES THAT THE

RETURN FULFILLS BIBLICAL

PROPHECY.

THE PROPHET ISAIAH SAYS

"FEAR NOT, FOR I AM WITH

YOU," GOD SAYS.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

FROM THE EAST I WILL

BRING YOUR DESCENDENTS.

THESE ARE THE DESCENDENTS

OF ISRAEL, AND THEY ARE

COMING BACK FROM THE EAST.

IT IS AS IF THE HEADLINE

OF TODAY WAS WRITTEN BY

ISAIAH THE PROPHET, 2500

OR 2600 YEARS AGO.

Chris: THE SYRIAN

EMPIRE EXILED THE TRIBE

ALMOST 3,000 YEARS AGO.

ALTHOUGH THEY SETTLED IN

NORTHEAST INDIA, TRIBE

MEMBERS KEPT THEIR JEWISH

ROOTS FOR MORE THAN 2,000

YEARS.

SEVERAL CHRISTIAN

ORGANIZATIONS HELPED BRING

THEM HOME.

THE HEBREW PROPHET SAID

WHEN GOD GATHERED HIS

JEWISH PEOPLE BACK FROM

ALL OF THE ENDS OF THE

EARTH IN THE LAST DAYS,

THAT THERE WOULD BE

GENTILES HELPING AND

BRINGING THEM BACK.

AND SO WE HAVE THIS

INVITATION FROM GOD

HIMSELF TO BE INVOLVED IN

THE SALAA.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Chris: ANOTHER NEARLY

300 ARE SCHEDULED TO

ARRIVE IN JANUARY, WITH

THOUSANDS MORE YET TO

COME.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

BEN GURION AIRPORT, TEL

AVIV.

Julie: COMING

UP...SEE HOW CHRISTIANS@f

ARE HELPING FULFILL BIBLE

PROPHECIES BY HELPING

JEWISH FARMERS BRING IN

THE HARVEST.

Julie: FINALLY TODAY,

HUNDREDS OF CHRISTIANS

TRAVEL TO ISRAEL EACH YEAR

TO HELP FARMERS HARVEST

THEIR CROPS.

THIS ADDITIONAL HELP IS

NOT ONLY APPRECIATED, IT

ALSO FULFILLS BIBLE

PROPHECY.

Chris: THESE

CHRISTIANS HELP BRING IN

THE GRAPE HARVEST FOR

ISRAELI FARMERS.

THEY ARE PART OF A GROUP.

WE ARE CHRISTIAN

VOLUNTEERS FROM AMERICA

AND CANADA AND FROM ALL

OVER THE WORLD WHO HAVE

COME TO HELP THE JEWISH

PEOPLE IN WHAT IS REFERRED

TO AS THE WEST BANK.

Chris: THIS VINEYARD

IS NOT FAR FROM BIBLICAL

SHILO.

MORE THAN 300 VOLUNTEERS

WORKED 30,000 MAN HOURS TO

BRING IN NEARLY 400 TONS

OF GRAPES ACROSS JUDEA AND

SAMARIA OVER THE LAST

THREE MONTHS.

YOU GET TO SEE THE

THANKFULNESSN THEIR

FACES WHEN YOU HELP THEM

OUT.

Chris: ZACH'S PARENTS

CAME UP WITH THE IDEA AS A

WAY TO HELP ISRAEL ABOUT

NINE YEARS AGO, TO HELP

REPAIR RELATIONS BETWEEN

JEWS AND CHRISTIANS CAUSED

BY 2,000 YEARS OF

PERSECUTION.

DAD SAID, HEY, THIS IS

AN OPPORTUNITY THAT WE

HAVE AS BELIEVERS IN

USHUAIA, THE MESSIAH, THAT

WE CAN COME IN AND SERVE

AND TRY TO RTORE THIS

RELATIONSHIP.

Chris: THEN THEY

DISCOVERED THEY WERE

ACTUALLY FULFILLING BIBLE

PROPHECY, MENTIONED IN

JEREMIAH 31: 5: "YOU SHALL

YET PLANT VINES ON THE

MOUNTAINS OF SAMARIA."

AND "THE SONS OF

FOREIGNERS SHOULD BE A

PLOWMAN AND YOUR VINE

DRESSERS."

YOU WILL SEE NATIONS

MING ON THE LAND,

WORKING ON THE VINES.

IT SAYS IT IN THE BIBLE.

Chris: AARON LIPKIN

SEES THE CHRISTIAN LOVE AS

A HEALING OINTMENT.

EVERYTHING THAT IS

HAPPENING HERE IS A BIG

MIRACLE.

IT IS PART OF A PROCESS

CALLED REDEMPTION.

Chris: TEAM LEADE

DAVID JOHNSON OERSEES

ABOUT 30 VLUNTEERS.

TH IS THE THIRD SEASON

HERE FOR HIM AND HIS WIFE.

WE HAVE A HEART FOR THE

JEWISH PEOPLE SETTLING THE

LAND OF ISRAEL.

IT IS A HEART GIVEN BY OUR

MESSIAH, AND WE'RE HERE TO

HELP THEM.

THEY HELP US VERY MUCH.

WHEN WE WORK, WE SING AND

WE SEE THAT MAN IS VERY,

VERY HAPPY.

Chris: RICK PAULS

FEELS SO STRONGLY ABOUT

THE WORK, HE BROUGHT HIS

WIFE AND FIVE CHILDREN TO

PICK GRAPES FOR A SECOND

YEAR.

WE FEEL VERY PROTECTED

BY GOD AND THE ISRAEL

SECURITIES.

IT IS AMAZING TO BE HERE

BECAUSE AS YOU READ THE

SCRIPTURES HERE IN THIS

PLACE, IT JUST COMES

ALIVE.

Chris: THIS WIFE,

KAREN, CALLS IT AN

OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE, BUT

THE BIGGEST IMPACT WAS

JUST MEETING THE JEWISH

PEOPLE.

THEIR FAITH IS

ABSOLUTELY UNBELIEVABLE.

NO ONE HAS BEEN UNTOUCHED

BY SOMETHING PRETTY

INTENSE IN THEIR LIVES.

I MEAN, IT IS NOT FOR

FAME OR GLORY.

IT IS HARD.

AND THEY JUST BELIEVE IN

THE PROMISES OF GOD.

JUST BEING HERE HAS

JUST BLOWN ME AWAY.

BEING ABLE TO SERVE THE

JEWISH PEOPLE, TO ENHANCE

HIS KINGDOM HERE ON EARTH.

Reporter: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS, OFRA,

SAMARIA.

Julie: THAT'S IT FOR

THIS WEEK.

WE HOPE YOU'VE BEEN

INSPIRED BY SEEING HOW GOD

IS FULFILLING HIS ANCIENT

PROMISES TO THE JEWISH

PEOPLE.

AND HOW THE ONE WHO KEEPS

ISRAEL NEITHER SLUMBERS

NOR SLEEPS.

WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME ON

"JERUSALEM DATELINE."

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