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Jerusalem Dateline: Terror from Turkey to Israel 07/01/16

This week on Jerusalem Dateline. Islamic terror strikes from the international airport in Istanbul to a bedroom in an Israeli home. Read Transcript


THIS WEEK ON "JERUSALEM

DATELINE," ISRAELI PRIME

MINISTER BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU REACTS TO THE

BRUTAL MURDER OF A

13-YEAR-OLD GIRL.

> ALSO, ISLAMIC

TERRORISTS STRIKE AGAIN.

THIS TIME IN ISTANBUL'S

INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

FIND OUT HOW ISIS GOT ITS

START, AND WHAT WE CAN

EXPECT AFTER THIS TERROR

ATTACK.

A LOOK, TOO, THE AT WHAT A

DIVIDED "JERUSALEM JERUSALEM WOULD

LOOK LIKE.

AND SEE HOW THE CHURCH

MARKING THE RESURRECTION

OF JESUS IS GETTING A

MUCH-NEEDED REPAIR.

HELLO, I'M CHRIS MITCHELL.

WE'RE COMING TO YOU THIS

WEEK WITH THE WALLS OF THE

OLD CITY BEHIND ME.

SOME OF THE FORTIFICATION

GOES BACK 2,000 YEARS.

BUT RIGHT NOW ISRAELIS ARE

GRIEVING OVER THE HORRIFIC

MURDER OF A 13-YEAR-OLD

GIRL, AND ISRAELI LEADERS

ARE BLAMING THE CONSTANT

INCITEMENT BY THE

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY.

THE DEATH OF HALAL ARIELLE

SHOCKED THE NATION.

A PALESTINIAN TEENAGER

SNUCK INTO HIS BEDROOM AND

STABBED HER TO DEATH.

ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU

EXPRESSED THE EMOTION OF

THE COUNTRY.

THIS MORNING A

TERRORIST SNEAKED INTO THE

BROOKE OF A 13-YEAR-OLD

GIRL, ARIELLE, AND HE

MURDERED

YOUNG ALLAL IN

COLD BLOOD.

THE PICTURE OF HER

BLOOD-STAINED ROOM IS

ALMOST TOO HARD TO SEE.

THERE IS A TEDDY BEAR

STILL ON HER BED, A RED

BEAN BAG CHAIR, SOME

PICTURES ON THE WALL,

SHOES TIGHTLY PACKED IN A

BIN NEXT

TO

HER

BUNKBED.

WHY WOULD ANY PERSON DO

THIS?

Chris: NETANYAHU

BLAMED INCITEMENT BY THE

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY.

THREE DAYS BEFORE THE

MURDER OF ARIELLE, A

SENIOR MEMBER OF MAHMOUD

ABBAS' POLITICAL PARTY

TOLD THE NEWSPAPER,

EVERYWHERE YOU

SEE AN

ISRAELI, CUT

OFF HIS HEAD.

YOU DON'T MURDER A

SLEEPING CHILD FOR PEACE

.

YOU DON'T SLIT A LITTLE

GIRL'S

THROAT

TO

PROTEST A

POLICY YOU DON'T

LIKE.

YOU DO THIS BECAUSE YOU'VE

BEEN BRAINWASHED.

YOU'VE BEEN BRAINWASHED BY

A

WARPED IDEOLOGY THAT

TEACHES YOU THAT THIS

CHILD ISN'T HUMAN.

Chris: ARIELLE WAS A

U.S. CITIZEN AND COUSIN TO

A SENIOR ISRAELI CABINET

MINISTER.

THE REALITY IS THAT

THIS INCITEMENT BY

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY

PRESIDENT MAHMOUD ABBAS

HAS RESULTED IN THE

MURDERING OF CHILDREN.

THE VENGEANCE OF THE LORD

IS THE VENGEANCE OF THE

LORD, BUT OUR VENGEANCE IS

CONTINUING TO BUILD ON

THIS LAND.

Chris: ACCORDING TO A

HEBRON NEWS AGENCY, THE

MOTHER OF 17-YEAR-OLD

MUHAMMAD SAID, MY SON IS A

HERO.

HE MADE ME PROUD.

MY SON DIED AS A MARTYR,

DEFENDING JERUSALEM IN

AL-AQSA MOSQUE.

HUNDREDS CAME TO ARIELLE'S

FUNERAL.

HER MOTHER, RINA, BLAMED

MOHAMMED'S MOTHER.

I RAISED MY DAUGHTER WITH

LOVE, SHE SAID.

YOU TAUGHT YOUR SON TO

HATE.

THAT'S NOT THE ONLY TERROR

ATTACK HERE IN THE REGION.

THE ATTACK AT THE ISTANBUL

AIRPORT KILLED MORE THAN

40 AND INJURED NEARLY 250.

AND A TOP U.S. SECURITY

OFFICIAL IS WARNING IT IS

JUST A MATTER OF TIME

BEFORE A SIMILAR ATTACK IS

ATTEMPTED ON U.S. SOIL.

CAITLIN BURKE HAS THAT

STORY.

Caitlin: TURKISH

POLICE FORCES CONDUCTING

RAIDS TODAY, TARGETING

ISLAMIC STATE SUSPECTS.

THIS AS INVESTIGATORS

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE

COORDINATED ATTACK AT

ISTANBUL'S MAIN AIRPORT.

THREE ATTACKERS, ALL WITH

SPECIFIC ASSIGNMENTS, ONE

WENT TO THE TERMINAL,

ANOTHER TO ARRIVALS, AND A

THIRD WAITED OUTSIDE.

THE HORROR IN TURKEY

PROMPTING INCREASED

SECURITY AT AIRPORTS HERE

AT HOME.

AND ALSO RAISING FAMILIAR

QUESTIONS ABOUT JUST HOW

SAFE THEY ACTUALLY ARE.

IF ANYBODY HERE

BELIEVES THAT THE U.S.

HOMELAND IS HERMETICALLY

SEALED AND THAT ISIL WILL

NOT CONSIDER THAT, I THINK

I WOULD GUARD AGAINST

THAT.

Caitlin: C.I.A.

DIRECTOR JOHN BRENNAN SAYS

THAT ISIS IS DRBLE DETERMINED TO

KILL AS MANY PEOPLE AS

POSSIBLE, AND HE BELIEVES

THEY'LL CONTINUE TRYING TO

PEPENETRATE AMERICAN

DEFENSES.

HE CREDITED AFFECTIVE

HOMELAND SECURITY MEASURES

AND INTELLIGENCE FOR THE

FACT THAT THE TERRORIST

GROUP HAS SO FAR BEEN

UNABLE TO ATTACK AMERICA

DIRECTLY.

THE ORLANDO AND SAN

BERNARDINO SHOOTINGS BEING

CARRIED OUT BY RADICALS

INSPIRED BY THE GROUP, BUT

NOT UNDER ITS DIRECT

CONTROL.

ONE MAJOR VULNERABILITY

THEY TOOK ADVANTAGE IN

TURKEY AND BELGIUM IS THE

FACT THAT MOST AIRPORTS

DON'T HAVE SECURITY

SCREENING FOR PEOPLE

BEFORE THEY ENTER THE

TERMINAL.

WHAT IS ON THE OUTSIDE

OF AN AIRPORT?

GLASS.

AND GLASS, WITH AN

EXPLOSIVE LIKE THAT, IS

GOING TO CAUSE A LOT MORE

DAMAGE FROM A FRAGMENT

STANDPOINT.

Caitlin: AVIATION

SECURITY EXPERTS SAY THAT

ONE OF THE MAIN LESSONS

FOR OTHER AIRPORTS IS TO

HAVE ENOUGH ARMED POLICE

TO REGULARLY PATROL PUBLIC

PLACES, AND TO KEEP CHECK

POINTS MOVING SO CROWDS

DON'T GET BIG OUTSIDE OF

THE SECURITY PERIMETER.

SOMETHING MAJOR AIRPORTS

HERE IN THE U.S. ARE NOW

PLEDGING TO DO.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS.

Chris: WHILE ISIS

SEEMS TO BE THE CULPRIT

BEHIND THE ISTANBUL

ATTACK, THE WAY THE

ISLAMIC STATE HAS BECOME A

POWER IN THE REGION HAS A

LOT TO DO WITH THE

5-YEAR-OLD SYRIAN CIVIL

WAR.

I TALKED WITH MIDDLE EAST

EXPERT JOHN THAN SPIRE

ABOUT THE CIRCUMSTANCES

BEHIND THE RISE OF ISIS

AND THE INCREDIBLE HUMAN

COST OF THE SYRIAN CIVIL

WAR.

Chris: JONATHAN,

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US

ON "JERUSALEM DATELINE."

GOOD TO BE HERE, CHRIS.

Chris: YOU WROTE AN

ARTICLE THAT AT THE

FIVE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF

THE SYRIAN CIVIL WAR, AND

WHAT DID YOU WANT TO

COMMUNICATE IN THAT

ARTICLE?

MAINLY THE EXTENT OF

THE HUMAN LOSS, TO BE

HONEST, CHRIS.

I WRITE A LOT OF POLITICAL

ANALYSIS ABOUT THE VARIOUS

POLITICAL AND MILITARY

ASPECTS OF THE WAR, BUT

I'VE ALSO REPORTED ON THE

GROUND IN VARIOUS PARTS OF

SYRIA, AND WITNESSED A LOT

OF JUST THE HUMAN

SUFFERING THAT IS GOING

ON.

HUMAN BEINGS INSIDE SYRIA,

ON ALL SIDES, HAVE

SUFFERED IN THE COURSE OF

THIS WAR.

NEARLY 10 MILLION PEOPLE

MADE HOMELESS.

ALMOST HALF THE

POPULATION.

MAYBE 400,000 PEOPLE DEAD.

THE SHEAR MAGNITUDE OF

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN SYRIA

IS SOMETHING THAT, I

THINK, NEEDS TO GET

ACROSS, ESPECIALLY BECAUSE

TO SOME EXTENT, THERE HAS

BEEN A KIND OF WANING OF

GLOBAL MEDIA ATTENTION ON

THE SYRIAN WAR IN THE

COURSE OF THE LAST, I

WOULD SAY, YEAR OR SO

BECAUSE OTHER THINGS ARE

GOING ON.

AND, YOU KNOW, WE STILL

NEED TO BE AWARE OF HOW

MANY PEOPLE ARE SUFFERING

AND WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE

THEN.

THE OTHER THING I WANTED

TO CONVEY IN THAT ARTICLE,

AND I THINK IT IS

IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER, IS

THAT THIS WAR IS NOWHERE

CLOSE TO FINISHING.

WE HAD, OF COURSE, THE

CEASE-FIRE COMING IN THIS

YEAR OF FEBRUARY 27th,

AND IT HELD FOR A WHILE,

BUT IT HAS NOW

CONCLUSIVELY BROKEN DOWN

AND FIGHTING IS TAKING

PLACE ACROSS THE COUNTRY

ONCE AGAIN.

Chris: WHY SHOULD

PEOPLE IN THE WEST CARE

ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON

THERE?

SYRIAN REFUGEES ARE

TRYING TO MAKE THEIR WAY

ACROSS INTO EUROPE, AND

THAT IS CAUSING ENORMOUS

STRAIN ON EUROPEAN

SOCIETIES, WHO AREN'T

PREPARED TO RECEIVE THEM

OR DON'T WISH TO RECEIVE

THEM.

SO THE EUROPEANS

DEFINITELY NEED TO CARE.

WITH REGARD TO THE UNITED

STATES, THERE IS A SENSE

IN WHICH THE U.S. HAS

CHOSEN TO KIND OF ABSENT

ITSELF FROM CLOSE

ENGAGEMENT IN THE MIDDLE

EAST IN RECENT YEARS.

THERE HAS BEEN A CERTAIN

WEARINESS, IN TERMS OF

THAT ENGAGEMENT, AFTER THE

UNSUCCESSFUL WARS, I WOULD

SAY, IN IRAQ AND

AFGHANISTAN.

BUT, SYRIA, I THINK IT IS

KIND OF AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT

HAPPENS WHEN AMERICA IS

NOT INVOLVED, TO KEEP THAT

SECURITY ARCHITECT IN THE

REGION, TO DETER ENEMIES,

AND TO MAKE SURE THE BAD

GUYS STAY OUT.

AND SO WHAT YOU GET ARE

THINGS LIKE THE SYRIAN

CIVIL WAR.

THAT HAS TO BE OF INTEREST

TO THE UNITED STATES, TOO.

Chris: HAS THIS BEEN

RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RISE

OF ISIS?

ABSOLUTELY, YES.

IF WE REMEMBER THAT ISIS,

OF COURSE, COMES OUT OF

IRAQ, AND ISIS COMES OUT

OF THE al-QAEDA BRANCH

IN IRAQ, AND THAT WAS A

BODY THAT WAS AFFECTIVELY

DEFEATED, LARGELY BY THE

UNITED STATES AND ITS

SUNNI TRIBAL ALLIES IN

WESTERN IRAQ IN THE COURSE

OF THE LATTER PART OF THE

LAST DECADE.

AND WHAT THE SYRIAN WAR

DID IS IT GAVE ISIS THE

CHANCE FOR A NEW LEASE OF

LIFE.

YOU KNOW, THE SCATTERED

REMNANTS OF THE ISLAMIC

STATE IN IRAQ GREW, AND

CAME INTO SYRIA, INTO THE

VACUUM THAT IT OPENED UP

IN SYRIA, IN THE COURSE OF

2012, AND 2013, AND BEGAN

TO REORGANIZE THEMSELVES,

CAPTURED TERRITORY ON THE

GROUND, DROVE OTHER REBELS

OUT.

AND IN THE SUMMER OF 2014,

REINVADED BACK INTO IRAQ,

AND ESTABLISHED THIS

ENTITY CALLING ITSELF THE

ISLAMIC STATE, OR THE

CALIPHATE.

SO, YES, ABSOLUTELY.

WITHOUT THE VACUUM THAT

OPENED UP AS A RESULT OF

THE SYRIAN CIVIL WAR, IT

IS VERY HARD TO IMAGINE

HOW THAT ISLAMIC STATE IN

IRAQ, THAT BECAME THE

ISLAMIC STATE IN IRAQ AND

SYRIA, COULD HAVE GOT

ITSELF BACK ON ITS FEET.

Chris: HOW WOULD YOU

CHARACTERIZE THE STRENGTH

OF ISIS RIGHT NOW?

ISIS IS WEAKENING, I

THINK.

ISIS, WE'RE SEEING, IS

LOSING ITS TERRITORIAL

HOLDINGS INSIDE AND SIDE

SYRIA.

THE LATEST IS THE TOWN OF

FALLUJAH, AND IN THE LAST

24 HOURS, THE KURDISH LED

FORCES WITH U.S. A AIR FORCE

BACKING THEM UP, AND

EVERYWHERE WE LOOK, ISIS

TERRITORIAL HOLDINGS ARE

BEING REDUCED BY A VARIETY

OF ENEMIES, USUALLY WITH

THE BACKING OF WESTERN AIR

FORCE AND SPECIAL FORCES

ON THE GROUND.

THE BAD NEWS IS, SO TO

SPEAK, AS ISIS CONTRACTS

PHYSICALLY IN TERMS OF ITS

TERRITORIAL HOLDINGS ON

THE GROUND, WHAT WE'RE

LIKELY TO SEE,

UNFORTUNATELY, IS

INCREASING USE OF

INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM BY

ISIS.

GOING BACK TO WHAT IT WAS

BEFORE, NAMELY A NATIONAL

TERRORISM ORGANIZATION.

WE LOOK AT AN INCREASING

LIST OF INTERNATIONAL

TERRORISTS OVER THE COURSE

OF THE LAST YEAR.

IN FRANCE, IN BRUSSELS,

AND SO ON AND SO FORTH --

THAT'S THE

PATTERN OF

EVENTS TO COME, I

THINK.

Chris: JONATHAN,

THANK YOU FOR YOUR

EXPERTISE AND ANALYSIS.

THANK YOU, CHRIS.

ALMOST GOOD TO TALK TO

YOU.

Chris: MUSLIMS RIGHT

NOW ARE CELEBRATING THE

FEAST OF RAMADAN.

AS TOM DOYLE FROM E-3

MINISTRIES REMINDS US, A

NUMBER OF MINISTRIES,

INCLUDING CBN, ARE PRAYING

FOR MUSLIMS DURING THE

FEAST.

THIS WAS AN

OPPORTUNITY, CHRIS, WHERE

WE COULD BRING MINISTRIES

TOGETHER, AND LET OUR

FOLLOWERS KNOW WE'RE GOING

TO HAVE A GLOBAL PRAYER

CAST FOR MUSLIMS DURING

RAMADAN.

SO WE TOOK THE LAST SEVEN

DAYS LEADING UP TO THAT

NIGHT OF POWER, NIGHT OF

DESTINY, AND IT IS GOING

TO START JUNE 25th, AND

IT WILL END JULY 2nd.

SO EVERY NIGHT AT

8:38 p.m. EASTERN

STANDARD TIME, THERE WILL

BE A SHORT Facebook-LIVE

PRAYER TIME, WHERE SOMEONE

WILL SHARE AN

INSPIRATIONAL STORY, A

PRAYER NEED FROM THE

MIDDLE EAST OR AROUND THE

WORLD FOR MUSLIMS, AND

PRAY WITH THE BELIEVERS ON

THE AIR.

AND WE HAVE SOME ALL

STARS, REALLY SOME ALL

STARS.

VOICE OF THE MARTYRS, THE

CRESCENT PROJECT, HEATHER

MERCER, GLOBAL HOPE, CBN'S

"700 CLUB," E-3 PARTNERS,

HASSAN FARAGE, AND JUST

LOTS OF GROUPS OF PEOPLE

THAT ARE SAYING, LET'S

CONNECT ALL OF OUR

FOLLOWERS TOGETHER AND

JOIN TOGETHER.

CHRIS, WE'RE TALKING IT

COULD BE HUNDREDS OF

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE

PRAYING ON THOSE NIGHTS

FOR MUSLIMS TO HAVE AN

ENCOUNTER WITH JESUS.

Chris: COMING UP,

HEAR THE SHOCKING

ACCUSATIONS OF HOW THE

U.S. GOVERNMENT HAS HIDDEN

TRACES OF ONE OF THE WORLD

BIGGEST TERROR GROUPS.

Chris: WELCOME BACK

TO "JERUSALEM DATELINE."

WHISTLE-BLOWER PHILLIP

HAINY TESTIFIED BEFORE THE

U.S. SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE.

HE ALSO TOLD CBN'S

JENNIFER WISHON ABOUT HIS

EXPERIENCES AT THE

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND

SECURITY, AND ABOUT HOW

THE TIES BETWEEN RADICAL

ISLAM AND TERRORISM WERE

ERASED FROM GOVERNMENT

RECORDS, AND WHAT REALLY

ARE THE LONG-TERM GOALS OF

THE JIHADISTS.

Jennifer: AFTER THE

TERRORIST ATTACK IN

ORLANDO, THE JUSTICE

DEPARTMENT TRIED TO REDACT

ALL REFERENCES THE KILLER

MADE TO ISLAM DURING HIS

9-1-1 CALL.

THAT BLUNDER ALLOWED THE

PUBLIC TO SEE THE TYPE OF

SCRUBBING THAT HAS BEEN

GOING ON BEHIND CLOSED

DOORS OF THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT FOR YEARS.

A SYSTEMATIC ERASING OF

LINKS BETWEEN

ISLAM

AND

TERRORISM.

ACCORDING TO PHILLIP

HAINY, A

LONG TIME OFFICER

IN THE DEPARTMENT OF

HOMELAND SECURITY.

THEY TOLD ME, WE WANT

YOU TO ELIMINATE -- THE

WORD WAS "MODIFY" -- ALL

OF THE LINKING INFORMATION

IN ABOUT 850 RECORDS I PUT

INTO THE SYSTEM ON GUESS

WHAT

GROUP?

THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD.

Reporter: THAT WAS IN

2009, ONE YEAR AFTER

PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS

ELECTED.

HE RELIED ON THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD AND OTHER

ISLAMIC GROUPS WITH TIES

TO TERRORISM TO CRAFT U.S.

POLICY.

IN 2012, IT HAPPENED

AGAIN.

THIS TIME THEY DIDN'T JUST

MODIFY THE INFORMATION IN

THE RECORDS.

THEY COMPLETELY ELIMINATED

THEM.

OUT OF THE SYSTEM.

ERASED THEM FOREVER.

THEN THEY INVESTIGATED ME

FOR PUTTING THAT

INFORMATION INTO THE

SYSTEM, WHEN THAT'S

EXACTLY THE JOB THAT I WAS

SUPPOSED TO BE DOING.

Jennifer: HE HAS BEEN

INVESTIGATED NINE TIMES.

AT ONE POINT HE WAS PICKED

APART BY THREE FEDERAL

AGENCIES AS ONCE.

HAINY WAS EXONERATED, BUT

THROUGH HIS EXPERIENCES

CAME TO REALIZE SPIRITUAL

WARFARE IS TAKING PLACE AT

THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF

GOVERNMENT.

I CAN'T EXPLAIN TO YOU

THE IDEOLOGY OR THE WORLD

VIEW OF THIS

ADMINISTRATION.

IT MAKES THEM SO ADAMANT

TO PROTECT ISLAM FROM HARM

BY ADDRESSING IN ITS TRUE

NATURE.

Jennifer: HOW HAS

YOUR CHRISTIAN FAITH

HELPED YOU GET THROUGH ALL

OF THIS?

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT

VERY, VERY HIGH-LEVEL MAL

MALEVOLENT KIND OF FORCES

HERE AT WORK.

IT IS VERY SOBERING TO SEE

THESE KIND OF THINGS

OPERATING.

THESE ARE BIBLICAL LEVEL

EVENTS WE'RE TALKING

ABOUT.

Jennifer: HIS BOOK,

"SEE SOMETHING, SAY

NOTHING," DETAILS HIS

TUMULTUOUS TIME AT THE

DEPARTMENT OF

HOMELAND

SECURITY.

AFTER LIVING IN THE MIDDLE

EAST AND STUDYING

TERRORISM, HE BELIEVES

JIHAD IS A TACTIC RADICAL

MUSLIMS ARE USING TO

ACHIEVE THEIR GOAL OF

IMPLEMENTING SHAR'IA LAW

IN THE U.S., EUROPE, AND

AROUND THE WORLD.

THE POWER OF SHAR'IA IS

VERY DIFFICULT TO

EXAGGERATE, HOW MUCH

INFLUENCE IT HAS IN THE

LIVES OF MUSLIMS AROUND

THE WORLD.

Jennifer: YOU SAY

THIS IS A BATTLE BETWEEN

THE CONSTITUTION AND

SHAR'IA LAW.

ARE WE GOING TO SUBMIT

TO THE INFLUENCE OF

SHAR'IA LAW, AND MAKE IT

LEGAL FOR ONE PARTICULAR

RELIGION TO HAVE MORE THAN

ONE WIFE?

OR ARE WE GOING TO SAY,

NO, YOU CANNOT IMPLEMENT

THOSE PROVISIONS AS LONG

AS YOU WANT TO BE A

CITIZEN OF THE UNITED

STATES.

Jennifer: WHAT

AMERICA NEEDS, HE SAYS, IS

TO FOCUS ON THE

CONSTITUTION.

AND IF YOU BECOME MORE

FAMILIAR WITH THE

CONSTITUTION, YOU'LL BE

ABLE TO SEE MORE CLEARLY

THE POINTS OF CONTACT OR

CONFLICT BETWEEN THE U.S.

CONSTITUTION AND SHAR'IA

LAW.

AND THEN YOU CAN DISCUSS

IT WITHOUT FEAR OF BEING

CALLED A RACIST OR A BIGOT

OR AN ISLAMOPHOBE.

Jennifer: JENNIFER

WISHON, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Chris: UP NEXT, FIND

OUT WHAT CBN'S SCOTT ROSS

FOUND WHEN HE TOOK A TOUR

OF THE BORDERS AND

Chris: WELCOME BACK.

WHEN IT COMES TO THE

ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN TALKS,

THE SUBJECT OF A DIVIDED

JERUSALEM IS OFTEN THE

DEALBREAKER FOR THE JEWISH

STATE.

BUT WHY?

CBN'S SCOTT ROSS TAKES A

LOOK AT THE ANSWER.

Reporter: JERUSALEM'S

OLD CITY, THE TEMPLE

MOUNT, AND THE MOUNT OF

OLIVES, ALL SHARE COMMON

BONDS.

IN ADDITIONAL TO BIBLICAL

SIGNIFICANCE, THEY'RE ALL

IN THE PART OF THE CITY

THAT PALESTINIANS WANT AS

THEIR FUTURE CAPITAL.

THE SCRIPTURE SAYS

JERUSALEM IS THE CITY SET

ON A HILL.

> AND WE'RE ON THE HILL

OF THE MOUNT OF OLIVE, AND

WE'RE OVERLOOKING THE

TEMPLE MOUNT, A BEAUTIFUL

VISION HERE OF THE OLD

CITY AND BEHIND IT THE NEW

CITY.

Reporter: CIVIL

SILVERSTEIN, FOUNDER OF

PRESIDENT OF "KEEP

JERUSALEM" BELIEVES THE

CITY MUST REMAIN UNITED.

THIS IS A CITY THAT IS

ESCONSED IN GEOPOLITICS,

BOTH WITHIN THE JEWISH

PEOPLE AND CERTAINLY THE

ARAB NATIONS AGAINST THE

JEWISH PEOPLE.

Reporter: JERUSALEM

HAS BEEN CONQUERED MORE

THAN ANY OTHER CITY IN

HISTORY, YET IT HAS BEEN

THE ONLY CAPITAL THE

JEWISH PEOPLE HAVE EVER

KNOWN.

STILL, THE WORLD REFUSES

TO RECOGNIZE IT AS

ISRAEL'S CAPITAL, EVEN

THOUGH IT IS MENTIONED

MORE THAN 640 TIMES IN THE

OLD TESTAMENT AND NOT ONCE

BY NAME IN THE QURAN.

JERUSALEM IS THE CAPITAL

OF ISRAEL.

WE KNOW THAT OVER 3,000

YEARS AGO, KING DAVID CAME

HERE AND CONQUERED

JERUSALEM.

AND HE SET UP HIS CAPITAL

HERE.

AND FOR 1,000 YEARS ISRAEL

HAD SOVEREIGNTY, AND THE

HAD SOVEREIGNTY IN THE

LAND OF ISRAEL.

JEWS REMAINED IN

PALESTINIAN AND ISRAEL

THROUGHOUT THE CENTURIES,

BUT WE ONLY SAW A REAL

RETURN OF THE JEWISH

PEOPLE IN THE LAST 150

YEARS OR SO.

AND TODAY, WHEN WE LOOK AT

JERUSALEM, YOU SEE

JERUSALEM BUILT UP.

Reporter: AT WHAT

POINT WAS IT THAT THE

ARABS, THE PALESTINIANS,

MADE A DETERMINATION THAT

THIS WAS THEIR CAPITAL?

IT WAS ONLY WHEN THE

THE ISRAELIS LIBERATED

JERUSALEM IN '67 THAT THEY

CHAINED THAT BECAUSE THEY

NEEDED TO GET US OUT.

SO THEY THEN CREATED THIS

IDEA THEY WANT A

PALESTINIAN STATE WITH

JERUSALEM AS ITS CAPITAL.

Reporter: ON THE

WORLD'S STAGE, JERUSALEM

IS TYPICALLY DIVIDED

BETWEEN EAST AND WEST.

THE NEWER WESTERN CITY IS

PRIMARILY JEWISH.

THE OLDER, EASTERN

SECTION, STRETCHES FROM

NORTH TO SOUTH.

THE MAJORITY OF THE CITY'S

ARABS LIVE THERE.

BUT SO DO AN ALMOST EQUAL

NUMBER OF JEWISH ISRAELIS.

WITH THE CITY AS IT IS

NOW, AND THE TALK OF

DIVIDING JERUSALEM, IS

THAT REALISTIC, A DIVIDED

JERUSALEM?

I THINK THAT IT WOULD

BE A DISASTER OF HYSTERIC

PREPORTIONS AND A HUGE

MISTAKE BECAUSE DIVIDING

UP JERUSALEM WILL CREATE

THE EXACT OPPOSITE EFFECT

OF PEACE.

Reporter: SCOTT ROSS,

JERUSALEM.

Chris: COMING UP, ONE

OF JERUSALEM'S OLDEST

CHURCHES GETS A

Chris: WELCOME BACK

TO "JERUSALEM DATELINE."

BEHIND ME YOU CAN SEE THE

GREY DOMES OF THE CHURCH

OF THE HOLY SEPLACUR.

IT BELIEVED TO BE THE

PLACE WHERE JESUS WAS

CRUCIFIED AND ROSE FROM

THE DEAD.

AFTER SOME 200 YEARS, IT

IS GETTING SOME CRITICAL

RENOVATIONS, ALL MADE

POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF A RARE

AGREEMENT OF THE RELIGIOUS

LEADERS WHO TAKE CARE OF

TH CHURCH.

DEEP IN THE QUARTER LIES

OF CHURCH OF THE HOLY

SEPLAKU.

ISEPLACUR, WHERE PEOPLE

BELIEVE JESUS WAS

CRUCIFIED AND ROSE FROM

THE DEAD.

THEY BUILT THE CHURCH OVER

1600 YEARS AGO.

OVER THE CENTURIES, IT HAS

BEEN BURNED, SUFFERED FROM

EARTHQUAKES, DESTROYED BY

MUSLIMS, AND RECONSTRUCTED

MANY TIMES.

THE LAST REPAIR WORK

HAPPENED IN 1810, WHEN THE

MAUSOLEUM WAS REBUILT

FOLLOWING A FIRE.

ALSO, IN 1927, THERE

WAS A KIND OF DAMAGE

AROUND IT.

Chris: NOTHING

HAPPENED THEN BECAUSE AS

TOUR GUY SAEED TOLD US,

THE ROAM CATHOLIC AND

ARAMEAN ORTHODOX CHURCHES,

RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SITE'S

MANAGEMENT, COULDN'T AGREE

ON REPAIRS.

THERE IS ALSO A

COMPETITION BETWEEN THE

DIFFERENT DENOMINATIONS.

WHO WILL HAVE THE HONOR TO

PRAY MORE IN SUCH A PLACE,

OR TO HAVE A BIGGER PART,

OR TO BE THE HONOR OF

SERVING THE HOLY PLACE.

Chris: NOW THAT

LEADERS HAVE PUT THEIR

COMPETITION ASIDE, THIS

PROFESSOR WILL LEAD THE

RESTORATION PROJECT.

WE WILL REMOVE THE

SLABS, THE STONE SLABS.

WE WILL INJECT GROUT.

WE WILL DEVELOP A UNIFIED

STRUCTURE, THAT ALL OF THE

LAYERS WILL BECOME

STRUCTURALLY AS ONE.

AND AFTER REPAIRING WITH

NEW MORTAR, WE WILL ADJUST

THE SLABS.

Chris: AND THE

RESTORATION TAKES IN THE

TINIEST DETAILS.

WE THOUGHT MAYBE WE

CONTINUE WITH ANOTHER

METAL, SO YOU CAN HAVE A

VERY CLEAN SURFACE.

YOU CAN TELL THE

DIFFERENCE

BETWEEN THE TWO

HERE.

Chris: THE THREE

DENOMINATIONS AND JORDAN'S

KING ABDULLAH, WILL PUT UP

MORE THAN $3 MILLION FOR

THE WORK, WHICH SHOULD BE

COMPLETE BY MARCH 2017.

MAJOR REPAIRS WILL HAPPEN

AT NIGHT SO VISITORS

AREN'T DISTURBED.

FOR THOSE WORKING ON THE

PROJECT, IT IS MORE THAN

JUST A JOB.

OF COURSE, I'M VERY

EXCITED.

I'M A CHRISTIAN, ORTHODOX,

AND I'M WORKING IN GREECE,

BUT THIS IS SPECIAL, VERY

SPECIAL.

I DON'T BELIEVE THAT I CAN

DO SOMETHING BIGGER THIS.

Chris: WHEN YOU COME

TO JERUSALEM, YOU SHOULD

VISIT THE CHURCH TO SEE

HOW THE RENOVATIONS ARE

COMING.

THAT'S IT FOR THIS

EDITION, THANKS FOR

JOINING US.

REMEMBER YOU CAN FOLLOW US

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AND INSTAGRAM.

I'M CHRIS MITCHELL, AND

WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME ON

"JERUSALEM DATELINE."

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