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Jerusalem Dateline: Tragedy, Miracle As Terror Hits Biblical Heartland 01/29/16

This week on Jerusalem Dateline: miracle in tragedy see this grocery owner use shopping cart to stop terrorists; plus Iraqi Christians begin a new life in a new land; and watch the remarkable story of Israelis helping Syrian and Middle East ... ... Read Transcript


Chris: THIS WEEK ON

"JERUSALEM DATELINE," HE

CALLS IT A MIRACLE, SEE

HOW THIS GROCERY CLERK

USED THE SHOPPING CART TO

STOP TERRORISTS.

PLUS...IRAQI CISTIANS

ARE BEGINNING A NEW LIFE

IN A NEW LAND.

> AND WATCH THE

REMARKABLE STORY OF

ISRAELIS HELPING SYRIAN

AND MIDDLE EAST REFUGEES.

HELLO AND WELCOME TO THIS

EDITION OF "JERUSALEM

DATELINE."

I'M CHRIS MITCHELL.

ISRAEL IS STEPPING UP

SECURITY AT JEWISH

COMMUNITIES IN JUDEA AND

SAMARIA AS THE SETTLEMENTS

HAVE BECOME POPULAR FOR

PALESTINIAN TERROR

ATTACKS.

BUT IN ONE OF THE LATEST

INCIDENTS, A GROCERY STORE

OWNER STOPPED AN ATTACK BY

USING A SHOPPING CART.

HE CALLED IT A MIRACLE.

AS JULIE STAAL REPORTS, IT

IS ONE BRIGHT SPOT IN THE

MIDST OF MANY TRAGEDIES.

Reporter: BEHARON IS

THE THIRD SETTLEMENT HIT

BY TERRORISTS.

THEY'VE BREACHED SECURITY

AND KILLED TWO WOMEN IN

TWO ATTACKS.

FIRST, A MOTHER OF SIX WAS

MURDERED DEFENDING HER

HOME.

AND THEN A 23-YEAR-OLD WAS

MURDERED IN BEHARON.

ONE INCIDENT, HOWEVER,

COULD HAVE BEEN MUCH

WORSE.

THIS IS THE SECURITY OF

BEHAON.

UNTIL NOW, IT HAS KEPT THE

2,000 RESIDENTS OF THIS

COMMUNITY SAFE.

IN A WELL-PLANNED ATTACK,

TWO TERRORISTS JUMPED THE

FENCE, HURTLED PIPE BOMBS

AT RESIDENTS, AND THEN

HEADED FOR THE GROCERY

STORE.

ONE OF MY WORKERS RAN

INTO THE SHOP AND

SCREAMED, TERRORISTS

KILLED A LADY OUTSIDE.

Reporter: THIS

GROCERY STORE OWNER,

MORTICAI, TWO ACTION TO

AVERT AN EVEN BIGGER

ATTACKER.

A SECURITY CAMERA CAPTURED

HIS HEROISM.

I SAW TWO GUYS

SCREAMING WITH KNIVES,

SCREAMING "ALLAHU AKBAR",

AND THEY TRIED TO STAB ME,

BUT THE THOUGHT IN MY HEAD

IS DON'T LET THEM GET IN.

THERE ARE CHILDREN AND

LADIES IN THE SHOP.

IT IS A MIRACLE THAT THEY

STOPPED OUTSIDE.

Reporter: IGAL

SIMONI, A LEADER IN THE

JEWISH COMMUNITIES HERE,

SAYS ISRAEL NEEDS TO DO

MORE TO KEEP THE

SETTLEMENT SAFE.

WE HAVE TO STOP THE

TERROR.

WE HAVE GO INSIDE THEIR

TOWNS, CATCH THEM AND FIND

THEM.

LIKE THE UNITED STATES

DURING AFTER 9/11.

Reporter: MORE THAN

400,000 ISRAELIS LIVE IN

150 COMMUNITIES IN WHAT IS

KNOWN TO MANY AS THE OC

PAID WEST BANK.

IN A STATEMENT THAT SOME

BELIEVE EXCUSES THE

TERRORISTS, U.N.

SECRETARY-GENERAL BAN

KI-MOON INDICATED HE

UNDERSTOOD THE PALESTINIAN

ATTACKS BECAUSE OF WHAT HE

CALLED ISRAEL'S OCCUPATION

IN THE WEST BANK.

IF MEN LIKE HIM, THAT

ARE IN CHARGE OF THE PEACE

AND THE WAR, UNDERSTAND

THE MORTAR, I THINK THEY

ARE PARTNERS TO THE

MARTYR.

Reporter: BEHARON IS

BUILT WHERE THE BIBLICAL

TOWN OF THE SAME NAME WAS

SITUATED.

HE SAYS IT IS PART OF THE

DIVINE INHERITANCE OF THE

JEWISH PEOPLE.

THIS LAND HAS BELONGED

TO US SINCE THE BEGINNING

OF THE BIBLE.

YES, WE WERE THROWN OUT OF

THE LAND AND DISBURSED

AMONG THE NATION.

BUT ALL THROUGHOUT THE

YEARS, NO MATTER WHERE THE

JEW IS IN THE WORLD, THEY

TALK ABOUT THE RETURN TO

ZION, TO OUR ETERNAL

HOMELAND.

Reporter: JULIE

STAAL, BEHARON.

Chris: BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU ACCUSED BAN

KI-MOON OF GIVING A TAIL

WIND TO TERROR.

BAN KI-MOON CONDEMNED

PALESTINIAN TERRORISM, BUT

HE SAID WHAT HE CALLED

ISRAEL'S OCCUPATION SERVED

AS AN INCUBATOR OF HATE

AND EXTREMISM.

NETANYAHU REACTED ANGRILY.

Through Translator:

THOSE PALESTINIANS WHO

MURDERED DO NOT BUILD A

STATE.

THEY WANT TO DESTROY THE

STATE, AND THEY SAY THIS

OPENLY.

THEY WANT TO MURDER JEWS

FOR BEING JEWS, AND THEY

SAY THIS OPENLY.

THEY DO NOT MURDER FOR

PEACE OR HUMAN RIGHTS.

Chris: NETANYAHU SAYS

THE U.N. LOST ITS NEUTRAL

NEUTRALITY YEARS AGO.

> ISRAEL'S ELECTRICAL

BID EXPERIENCED A MAJOR

CYBER-TERROR ATTACK.

THE VIRUS WAS IDENTIFIED,

BUT ACCORDING TO THE

JERUSALEM POST, THEY

HAVEN'T FIGURED OUT WHAT

CAUSED IT.

THE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE

DURING THE THIRD ANNUAL

CYBER-TECH CONFERENCE, AN

EVENT THAT DRAWS THE

WORLD'S LEADERS IN

CYBER-TECHNOLOGY.

> ISLAMIC STATE

MILITANTS IN IRAQ ARE

CONTINUING THEIR CAMPAIGN

TO DESTROY ANY EVIDENCE OF

CHRISTIANITY IN THAT

COUNTRY.

NEW SATELLITE IMAGES SHOW

THE ISLAMIC ARMY DEMOLISH

ONE OF THE OLDEST

MONASTERIES IN THE WORLD

IN 2014.

HEATHER SELLS HAS THE

LATEST.

Heather: DURING THE

SUMMER OF 2014, IT TOOKt

ONLY A FEW WEEKS FOR THE

ISLAMIC STATE TO LITERALLY

PULVERIZE THE STONE IN

THIS CENTURIES' OLD

MONASTERY.

THERE IS NOTHING LEFT.

SMALL PILES OF ROCKS,

PERHAPS.

Heather: BEFORE ITS

DESTRUCTION, ST. ELIJAH'S

MONASTERY STOOD ON A HILL.

IT HAD 26 DISTINCT ROOMS,

INCLUDING A SANCTUARY AND

A CHAPEL.

PRIEST PAUL HABIB SAYS THE

DESTRUCTION IS PART OF A

SYSTEMATIC CAMPAIGN TO

EXPEL CHRISTIANS FROM

IRAQ.

OUR CHRISTIAN HISTORY

IN MOSUL IS BEING

LEVELLED.

Heather: ALREADY THE

ISLAMIC STATE HAS

DESTROYED MORE THAN 100

RELIGIOUS AND HISTORIC

SITES AS IT HAS TAKEN

CONTROL OF PARTS OF SYRIA

AND IRAQ.

IRONICALLY, ITS

DESTRUCTION OF ST. ELIJAH

CAME AFTER A RECENT

PRESERVATION EFFORT.

WHEN THE U.S. ARMY TOOK

CONTROL OF THE SITE IN

2003, A MILITARY CHAPLAIN

RECOGNIZED ITS

SIGNIFICANCE.

THEY ARE VERY

NON-RENEWABLE RESOURCES.

ONCE THEY'RE GONE, THEY'RE

GONE FOREVER.

AND WHILE YOU CAN

RECONSTRUCT A BUILDING, IT

LOSES ITS HISTORIC FABRIC.

Reporter: MANY HAD

WONDERED ABOUT THE FATE OF

THE MONASTERY AFTER ISIS

SWEPT THROUGH MOSUL IN

JUNE OF 2014.

THE NEW IMAGINARY SHOWED

THE DESTRUCTION TOOK PLACE

JUST TWO MONTHS LATER.

ST. ELIJAH BUILT THE

MONASTERY BETWEEN 582 AND

590 A.C.

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

Chris: WHILE

AMERICANS DEBATE THEIR

IMMIGRATION POLICIES, THE

PEOPLE OF THE CZECH

REPUBLIC HAVE JUST

WELCOMED SOME IRAQI

CHRISTIAN ASYLUM-SEEKERS

INTO THEIR COUNTRY.

ONE OF THOSE INCLUDE A

CLOSE FRIEND OF CBN NEWS.

PASTOR MAJIK.

HE WORKED WITH US IN 20 2014

AFTER ISIS TOOK OVER MUCH

OF IRAQ.

AND HE TOOK US TO THE

FRONT LINES OF THE KURDISH

MILITARY AND TO VISIT

REFUGEE CAMPS.

I WOULD ADD MANY OF THESE

CHRISTIAN FAMILIES, LIKE

THE PASTOR, ASK FOR

PRAYERS.

GARY LANE HAS THEIR STORY.

Reporter: THE FIRST

OF A GROUP OF 153 IRAQI

CHRISTIANS ARRIVED IN

PRAGUE ON SUNDAY.

AMONG THEM WAS MAJIK AND

HIS FAMILY.

WE HAVE COME HERE TO

PROVIDE FOR THE FAMILIES

AND SECONDLY TO GET A JOB.

AND DOING SOMETHING HERE

IN ORDER TO SERVICE

SOCIETY.

Reporter: MA SHIT

CURDI IS WELL-KNOWN TO CBN

NEWS AND THIS REPORTER.

HE ASSISTED CHRIS MITCHELL

IN 2014 ON HIS VISIT TO

IRAQI, KURDISTAN.

HE TOLD MITCHELL THAT ISIS

GAVE THE CHRISTIANS OF

MOSUL THROUGH CHOICES.

THEY'RE NOT ALLOWED TO

DO THEIR CHARITIES.

AND, ALSO, THE CHRISTIANS

ARE BEING ASKED TO PAY THE

TAX.

IF NOT, THEY CAN LEAVE

NINEVEH.

AND IF THEY DIDN'T LEAVE

OR PAY THE TAX, THEY

SHOULD GIVE THEIR HEADS.

Reporter: AND NOW

WITH HIS FAMILY IN PRAGUE,

HE SAYS OTHER IRAQI

CHRISTIANS NEED ASYLUM IN

THE WEST BECAUSE THEY'RE

SUFFERING FOR THEIR FAITH.

BEING A CHRISTIAN IN

IRAQ MEANS GIVING YOUR

LIFE.

AND LIVING UNDER THE

COUNCIL IS IRAQ IS

SOMETHING REALLY, REALLY

HARD FOR THE CHRISTIANS.

Reporter: AND AT A

TIME WHEN MANY MIDDLE

EASTERN REFUGEES AND

ASYLUM-SEEKERS ARE BEING

VIEWED WITH SUSPICION AND

ELSEWHERE, THE HEAD OF THE

BARNIBAS FUND OPENED ITS

DOORS.

I WANT TO PAY TRIBUTE

TO THE CZECH REPUBLIC

GOVERNMENT FOR RECOGNIZING

THAT CHRISTIANS ARE

UNIQUELY TARGETED AND

ABANDONED BY THE

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY.

Reporter: GARY LANE,

CBN NEWS.

Chris: COMING UP,

WE'LL TAKE YOU TO THE

ISLAND OF TEARS, WHERE

SCORES OF SYRIAN REFUGEES

ARE AR RIECHG O ARRIVING ON THE SHORES

EVERY DAY.

THE LAST PEOPLE THEY

EXPECT TO SEE ARE WAITING

TO RESCUE THEM.

Chris: WELCOME BACK

TO "JERUSALEM DATELINE."

IT'S ONE OF THE BIGGEST

HUMANITARIAN DISASTERS IN

RECENT HISTORY.

EVERY DAY BOATLOADS OF

REFUGEES ARRIVE ON THE

SHORES OF GREECE.

THEY'RE HOPING TO FIND A

NEW START IN EUROPE, AND

WHEN THEY ARRIVE, SOME OF

THE FIRST PEOPLE THEY MEET

ARE DOCTORS AND RESCUE

TEAMS FROM ISRAEL.

CBN'S GORDON ROBERTSON

BRINGS US THEIR STORY.

Gordon: THE GREEK

ISLAND OF LESVOS, A QUIET

VACATION SPOT WHERE

TOURISTS RELAX.

AND LOCAL CHILDREN PLAY IN

PEACE.

BUT ON THE OTHER SIDE OF

THE ISLAND, A VERY

DIFFERENT SCENE IS

UNFOLDING.

EVERY DAY THOUSANDS OF

REFUGEES ARRIVE ON THIS

SHORE.

MOST ARE FLEEING THE

SYRIAN CIVIL WAR, HOPING

TO RESETTLE IN EUROPE.

YOU WOULD SEE BABIES

WHICH ARE ONLY A FEW DAYS

OLD, OLD PEOPLE, AT THE

AGE OF 90, 95, EVEN, AND

WE GET MAINLY PEOPLE FROM

SYRIA, ALSO FROM IRAQ,

AFGHANISTAN, IRAN.

Gordon: WAITING TO

HELP THEM ON THE BEACHES

OF GREECE ARE THE LAST

PEOPLE THE SERE SYRIANS MIGHT

EXPECT: VOLUNTEERS FROM

ISRAEL.

NAME IS TALISHA, AND

I'M HERE WITH ISRAEL.

MY NAME IS NASHIDK, AND

I'M HERE AND I WORK AS A

NURSE.

MY NAME IS MARIE

SADLER, AND I LIVE IN TEL

AVIV.

I JUST FINISHED MED SCHOOL

IN TEL AVIV, UNIVERSITY.

I CAME HERE FROM ISRAEL TO

BE ON THE COAST AS A

DOCTOR.

MY NAME IS MANAH HATTI,

AND I'M THE TEAM LEADER OF

ISRAEL.

Gordon: THE ISRA-AID

IS A TEAM OF DOCTORS AND

NURSES, BOTH ARAB AND

JEWISH.

I'M A PALESTINIAN

CITIZEN OF ISRAEL.

AND I'M ALSO A CHRISTIAN,

SO I'M A MINORITY INSIDE

OF A MINORITY INSIDE OF

ISRAEL.

BEING AWARE OF MY HISTORY,

MY BACKGROUND, WHERE I

COME FROM, THE HISTORY

THAT MY PEOPLE WENT

THROUGH, THIS IS SOMETHING

THAT APPEALS TO ME.

AND I CAN HELP REFUGEES.

SO THIS IS MY JOB AND THIS

IS WHAT I SHOULD BE DOING.

OUR JOB HERE IS TO

RECEIVE THE BOATS OF THE

REFUGEES THAT ARE COMING

FROM THE TURKISH SIDE TO

THE GREEK SIDE.

THERE ARE MANY, MANY

VOLUNTEERS ON THE BEACH;

NOT MANY MEDICAL TEAMS.

ON THE LINE FROM THE

TURKISH SIDE, THEY'RE

GOING THROUGH A LOT OF

PROBLEMS.

THERE ARE SMUGGLERS THAT

ARE ASKING THEM TO PAY

BETWEEN $1,000 TO $5,000

PER PERSON.

A LOT OF TIME THEY'RE JUST

SHOVING THEM INTO BOATS

THAT SHOULD FIT 50 PEOPLE,

BUT THERE ARE 150 PEOPLE

ON THE BOATS.

THEY JUST LEAVE THEM

MIDWAY THROUGH THE SEA,

AND THEY TELL THEM YOU

FIND YOUR OWN WAY TO

GREECE.

WE'RE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR

YOU.

OR THEY PUT A HALF TANK OF

GAS AND LEAVE THEM IN THE

MIDDLE OF THE SEA.

ALL WE DO IS GO TO HIND

POINT WITH BINOCULARS,

SEARCHING AND SCANNING THE

WATER.

YOU START LOOKING FOR THIS

BLACK WITH ORANGE DOT IN

THE VIEW.

AND IT COMES NEARER, AND

YOU START SEEING THE

RUBBER BOAT AND ALL OF THE

PEOPLE ON IT.

IT IS LIKE ONE, TWO,

THREE, AND IT BEGINS.

> THERE ARE A FEW

MINUTES OF CHAOS, TAKING

OFF THE BABIES OFF THE

BOAT.

A LOT OF THEM DON'T KNOW

HOW TO SWIM.

THEY'RE AFRAID OF THE

WATER.

THIS IS WHERE WE START

DOING A TRIAGE, VERY FAST,

BY HEARING AND TALKING AND

LOOKING AT THE REFUGEES SO

WE CAN SEE WHO IS IN NEED

OF MEDICAL HELP.

AND I START SHOUTING, WHO

NEEDS A DOCTOR IN ARABIC.

AND WE START GIVING

TREATMENTS.

I'VE TREATED A

40-YEAR-OLD AFGHANI GUY

THAT WAS UNCONSCIOUS.

HE DIDN'T RECEIVE

AGGRESSIVE TREATMENT ON

THE SHORE, ON THE SPOT.

IF HE DIDN'T RECEIVE THAT

TREATMENT, HE MIGHT HAVE

NOT MADE IT.

AFTER THAT WE START

GIVING THEM FOOD AND

WATER, WARM CLOTHES,

SOMETHING TO EAT AND TO

DRINK BECAUSE SOME OF THEM

DIDN'T HAVE ANY WATER OR

FOOD FOR, LIKE, ONE OR TWO

DAYS.

AFTER THAT, I TAKE THE

MAP -- WE HAVE A MAP WE

TRANSLATE THAT IS IN

ARABIC, AND EXPLAIN TO

THEM WHAT IS THE NEXT

STEP.

THEY DON'T KNOW WHERE THEY

ARE, OKAY?

SO THE FIRST THING IS I,

LIKE, TELL THEM THEY ARE

IN LESVOS ISLAND IN

GREECE.

BECAUSE SOME OF THEM HAVE

NO IDEA WHERE THEY ARE.

MOST OF THEM, THEY HAVE

NOTHING.

THEY JUST COME WITH THEIR

CLOTHES ONLY.

BECAUSE THEY HAD TO THROW

THEIR BAGS IN THE SEA, OR

SMUGGLERS TOOK THEIR BAGS

AND THREW THEM IN THE SEA.

AFTER A COUPLE OF DAYS

OF ASSESSING THE FIELD, WE

UNUNDERSTOOD THAT THE

BIGGEST NEED WAS A WAY TO

COMMUNICATE WITH THE

REFUGEES WHO COME.

AND SO WE BROUGHT A

TRANSLATOR.

HEARING IT IN THEIR OWN

LANGUAGE IS VERY IMPORTANT

TO THEM.

AND GETTING THE

INSTRUCTIONS WHERE TO GO,

WHAT TO DO NEXT, WHAT ARE

THE NEXT STEPS, BECAUSE

THEY HAVE A LOT OF

UNCERTAINTY.

Gordon: AND ALTHOUGH

ISRAEL AND SYRIA ARE

TECHNICALLY AT WAR, NONE

OF THAT MATTERS HERE ON

THE BEACH.

USUALLY WHEN THEY GET

TO THE BEACH, THEY ARE

JUST HAPPY TO SEE PEOPLE

WAITING FOR THEM, GIVING

THEM HELP AND FOOD AND

CLOTHES AND MEDICAL

TREATMENT, IF THEY NEED

IT.

SOMETIMES THEY REALIZE WHO

WE ARE, AND THEY'RE JUST

HAPPY TO SEE US AND THEY

HUG US AND KISS US AND IT

IS VERY EXCITING.

YOU GET LOVELY, LIKE

WARM REACTIONS OF HUGS,

AND MEN KISSING ME LIKE

I'M THEIR DAUGHTER, ON THE

FOREHEAD, SAYING THANK

YOU.

SAYING I WOULD NEVER HAVE

THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO

RECEIVE TREATMENT OR BE

ABLE TO SPEAK TO SOME

ISRAELI DOCTOR OR SHARE MY

STORY WITH AN ISRAELI, WHO

WILL EMPATHIZE WITH WHAT

I'M BEEN THROUGH.

THIS GUY, I THINK HE HAD A

SPRAINED ANKLE, AND HE PUT

ON SOME BANDAGES.

AND I WANTED TO TAKE OUT

OF MY BAG SOME MEDICINE TO

EASE THE PAIN.

A PAINKILLER.

WHILE I'M LOOKING IN MY

BAG, THIS GUY ASKED IN

ARABIC, WHERE AM I FROM.

PARTICULAR AM WHERE AM I FROM?

SHE WAS TELLING HIM, WHAT

DOES IT MATTER?

YOU NEED HELP, AND SHE IS

HERE TO GIVE IT TO YOU.

WHY DO YOU FOCUS ON THAT?

WE CONTINUED WITH OUR

WORK, AND A FEW MINUTES

AFTERWARDS, HE COMES TO ME

WITH A PACKET OF BISCUITS

THAT HE BROUGHT FROM

TURKEY FOR THE JOURNEY.

GIVING ME SOMETHING FROM

THE NOTHING THAT HE HAD

AND APOLOGIZING FOR NOT

RESPECTING ME OR

QUESTIONING ME.

JUST GIVING ME, YOU KNOW,

A THANKS FOR BEING THERE.

Chris: SO WHO IS

ISRA-AID?

UP NEXT, WE'LL SHOW YOU

MORE ABOUT THIS REMARKABLE

GROUP OF PEOPLE AND HOW

THEY'RE HELPING REFUGEES

IN CRISIS.

CIOUS

Chris: WELCOME BACK.

THE ISLAMIC STATE HAS

DEVASTATED SYRIA AND

NORTHERN IRAQ, DESTROYING

MILLIONS OF LIVES.

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF

SURVIVORS HAVE FLED TO

EUROPE, RISKING EVERYTHING

IN THE HOPE OF FINDING

SAFETY.

AS WE REPORTED BEFORE THE

BREAK, ONE GROUP THAT IS

HELPING THOSE REFUGEES IS

CALLED ISRA-AID.

GORDON ROBERTSON BRINGS US

THE CONCLUSION OF THAT

REPORT.

ISRA-AID IS AN

UNPOLITICAL ORGANIZATION.

WHAT THEY DO IS HELP

PEOPLE IN A DISASTER

SITUATION.

AND THIS IS WHAT I'M

DOING.

AND THIS IS WHAT THEY

TEACH ME AT NURSING

SCHOOL, TO TREAT A HUMAN,

NO MATTER WHAT HE IS,

WHICH RELIGION HE HAVE,

WHICH COLOR HE IS, WHICH

LANGUAGE HE TALKS.

TO SEE A 60-YEAR-OLD

ARAB MAN BURST INTO TEARS

ON THE SHORES IS SOMETHING

YOU DON'T SEE EVERY DAY.

SO BEING ABLE TO GIVE A

HAND, GIVE A HUG, GIVE

WATER, MEDICAL TREATMENT,

IT'S A PRIVILEGE.

Gordon: OFFSHORE

ISRA-AID DOCTORS ALSO

PROVIDE TRAUMA COUNSELLING

FOR FAMILIES IN REFUGEE

CAMPS.

WE START WITH THE

COMMUNICATION, TALKING IN

ARABIC.

IF ONLY A HAND ON HIS OR

HER SHOULDER, TRY TO MAKE

THEM FEEL BETTER, YOU

KNOW, AS MUCH AS WE CAN.

MY COUNTRY SYRIA, THERE

IS NO FUTURE FOR ANYONE.

TODAY I HAVE COME HERE BY

BOAT -- I WOULD SAY THEY

ARE AMAZING PEOPLE AND I'M

REALLY, REALLY THANKFUL TO

EVERYONE WORKING WITH

THESE PEOPLE.

THEY ARE REALLY HELPING

US, AND HELPING A LOT OF

FAMILIES HERE, AND

CHILDREN.

BECAUSE WE COME FROM A

COUNTRY THAT A LOT OF

PEOPLE SUFFERED TRAUMA,

BECAUSE OF THE CONFLICT

AND WHAT IS HAPPENING, WE

HAVE A LOT OF EXPERIENCE

HOW TO DEAL WITH TRAUMA

AND HOW TO O DEA TO DEAL WITH THE

CONFLICT.

THIS IS KNOWLEDGE WE NEED

TO PASS TO OTHER

COUNTRIES, IN ORDER TO

MAKE THEIR SUFFERING LESS

OR TO HELP SUPPORT THEM OR

TO SHOW THEM A DIFFERENT

WAY, AND I THINK THIS IS

OUR DUTY.

THESE PEOPLE COME AND

WE AUTOMATICALLY GET THIS

TITLE: THEY ARE REFUGEES

FLEEING TO EUROPE.

AT THE END OF THE DAY,

THEY ARE JUST HUMANS AND

FAMILIES.

THEY HAD HONORABLE JOBS, A

FULFILLING LIFE IN THE

COUNTRIES THAT THEY'RE

COMING FROM.

AND SUDDENLY THEY COME

HERE AND THEY'RE TREATED

AND LOOK AT AS REFUGEES

WHEN THEY'RE HUMAN BEINGS,

AS ME AND YOU.

FOR ME, WHEN I MEET THOSE

PEOPLE, THIS IS WHAT I'M

TRYING TO GIVE THEM, THAT

FEELING THAT I RESPECT

THEM, I FEEL THEM, I

CONNECT TO THEM IN THE

MOST HUMAN LEVEL.

I'M NOT ABOVE THEM.

WE'RE THE SAME.

JUST NOW THEY'RE ON THAT

SIDE OF THE COIN.

TOMORROW IT MIGHT BE NEED

AND I WILL NEED THEIR

HELP.

I WAS THINKING ABOUT THE

60 YEARS AGO AND IT WAS

THE JEWISH PEOPLE IN

EUROPE, DURING THE

HOLOCAUST, AFTER THE

HOLOCAUST MAKING THEIR

JOURNEY TO ISRAEL AND

DIFFERENT COUNTRIES, AND

SEEKING FOR A SAFE PLACE.

WE'RE ALWAYS SAYING, NEVER

AGAIN.

WHEN YOU SEE SOMETHING

DIFFICULT, FOR ME IT IS

LOOKING AT MY PAST AND

WHAT'S MY RESPONSIBILITY.

THAT'S WHAT WE TRY TO DO.

WE'RE COMING AS HUMANS,

MEETING OTHER HUMAN

BEINGS.

AND THIS IS HOW CHANGES

START, LITTLE.

THEY ARE VERY LOVELY.

THEY GIVE ME HOPE TO MY

FUTURE.

THEY ARE REALLY COOL

PEOPLE.

I THINK THAT HELPING

OTHER PEOPLE IS A VERY

IMPORTANT THING IN THE

JEWISH TRADITION.

WE CAN'T JUST SIT BACK AND

WATCH WHAT IS GOING ON.

WE HAVE TO COME AND DO THE

BEST WE CAN.

AND EVEN IF WE TOUCH JUST

A FEW PEOPLE'S LIVES, I

THINK THAT IS A LOT.

Chris: UP NEXT,

REMEMBERING THE HOLOCAUST

AND THE PEOPLE WHO HELPED

THEM ESCAPE.

Chris: WELCOME BACK

TO "JERUSALEM DATELINE."

THIS WEEK MARKS 71 YEARS

SINCE THE LIBERATION OF

THE AUSCHWITZ

CONCENTRATION CAMP IN

POLAND.

JANUARY 27th IS NOW

KNOWN AS INTERNATIONAL

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY.

UNITED NATIONS WANTS

MEMBER NATIONS TO HONOR

THE VICTIMS OF THE NAZI

ERA.

THAT INFORMATION COMES

FROM THE UNITED STATES

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM,

WHICH HAS ALSO POSTED

VIDEOS DEPICTING STORIES

OF RESCUE.

HOW BRAVE PEOPLE

THROUGHOUT EUROPE RISKED

SO MUCH TO HELP JEWS

AGAINST THE NAZIS DURING

WORLD WAR II.

BUT IT IS R & R VERY

IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT

PEOPLE RISKED THEIR LIVES,

THEY RISKED THE LIVES OF

THEIR FAMILIES.

Chris: YOU CAN FIND

OUT MORE ABOUT THE EVENTS

AND WATCH THESE VIDEOS BY

GOING TO cbnnews.com.

> THAT'S ALL FOR THIS

EDITION.

THANKS FOR JOINING US.

REMEMBER YOU CAN FOLLOW US

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I'M CHRIS MITCHELL.

WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME ON

"JERUSALEM DATELINE."

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