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Jerusalem Dateline: UNESCO: NO Jewish History on Temple Mount 10/14/16

This week on Jerusalem Dateline: UNESCO denies Jewish history on Temple Mount; and what’s the connection between the bible and the West Bank? plus a miraculous story of conversion; and Sukkot celebrations in Israel. Read Transcript


Chris: THIS WEEK ON

"JERUSALEM DATELINE,"

UNESCO DENIES THE JEWISH

CONNECTION FOR THE TEMPLE

MOUNT.

> PLUS, A LOOK AT THE

CONNECTION BETWEEN THE

BIBLE AND THE WEST BANK.

> AND A LOOK AT THE

FEAST OF TABERNACLES, ALSO

KNOWN AS THE FESTIVAL.

AND HOW IT IS CELEBRATING

IN ISRAEL.

HELLO AND WELCOME TO THIS

EDITION OF "JERUSALEM

DATELINE."

I'M CHRIS MITCHELL.

ONE DAY AFTER THE UNITED

NATIONS MARKED YOM KIPPUR

AS AN OFFICIAL HOLIDAY,

THE U.N.'S EDUCATIONAL

SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL

ORGANIZATION, UNESCO,

VOTED THAT JUDAISM'S MOST

HOLY SITES AREN'T REALLY

JEWISH AT ALL.

ISRAELI LEADERS SAY THAT

DECISION FLIES IN THE FACE

OF THOUSANDS OF YEARS OF

JEWISH HISTORY.

HISTORY.

IN A VOTE OF 24 IN FAVOR,

SIX AGAINST, AND 26

ABSTAINING, UNESCO GAVE

APPROVAL TO A RESOLUTION

IGNORINGLY ISRAELI

CONNECTION TO THE TEMPLE

MOUNT.

THIS IS AT THE CORE OF

THE JEWISH HISTORY, AND

YET THERE IS THIS

SYSTEMATIC ATTEMPT TO AIR

BRUSH THE HISTORY OUT OF

THE PICTURE.

Chris: STUDENTS OF

THE BIBLE KNOW THAT THE

TEMPLE MOUNT BEHIND ME HAS

BEEN THE FOCAL POINT OF

CHRISTIAN AND JEWISH

HISTORY FOR THOUSANDS OF

YEARS.

IT IS WHERE ABRAHAM

PREPARED TO SACRIFICE

ISAAC, AND WHERE KING

SOLOMON BUILT A TEMPLE

ACCORDING TO THE LORD'S

DIRECTION.

BUT THIS

PALESTINIAN-SPONSORED

RESOLUTION REFERS TO THE

TEMPLE MOUNT AND THE

WESTERN WALL ALMOST

EXCLUSIVELY BY THEIR

MUSLIM NAMES.

PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU

SAID THE UNESCO THEATER OF

THE ABSURD CONTINUES.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

EVEN IF THEY DON'T READ

THE BIBLE, I WOULD SUGGEST

THAT UNESCO PROBLEMS LOOK

AT ROME.

ON IT, ONE CAN SEE WHAT

THE ROM ANS BROUGH ROMANS BROUGHT BACK TO

ROAM AFTER THEY DESTROYED

THE SECOND TEMPLE ON THE

TEMPLE MOUNT 2,000 YEARS

AGO.

THERE, ENGRAVED ON THE

ARCH OF TITUS IS THE

SEVENTH BRANCH MENORAH,

WHICH IS THE SYMBOL OF THE

JEWISH PEOPLE AND IS ALSO

THE SYMBOL OF THE JEWISH

STATE TODAY.

SOON UNESCO WILL SAY THAT

THE EMPEROR TITUS ENGAGED

IN PROPAGANDA.

Chris: THIS WOULD BE

LIKE SAYING CHINA WASN'T

CONNECTED TO THE GREAT

WALL OR EGYPT TO THE

PYRAMIDS.

JOHN WAGGI SAID THAT THE

TEMPLE MOUNT IS REALLY

GROUND ZERO FOR THE JEWISH

AND CHRISTIAN FAITHS.

IT IS ALSO THE PLACE

WHERE DAVID WAS NAMED KING

OF JERUSALEM, OF ISRAEL,

AND WHERE JESUS OVERTURNED

THE MONEY-CHANGERS' BOOTHS

AT THE TEMPLE, AND ALSO

WHERE SATAN TEMPTED JESUS.

Chris: THE U.S.

JOINED GREAT BRITAIN,

GERMANY, LITHUANIA,

NETHERLANDS AND OTHERS IN

OVER TURNING THE

RESOLUTION.

WRITING, "THIS IS JUST

ANOTHER ATTEMPT IN

UNESCO'S DISTURBING TREND

OF ATTACKING ISRAEL AND

DELICH MAZINLEGITIMIZING THE JEWISH

STATE AND DOES NOTHING TO

PROMOTE PEACE."

THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE

PALESTINIAN PRESIDENCY

SAYS THEY SHOULD REVIEW

THE RESOLUTION.

ODDLY ENOUGH, THERE

WOULDN'T BE ANY CHRISTIAN

HOLY SITES IF THERE HADN'T

BEEN JEWISH ONES THERE

FIRST.

THIS IS JUST ONE

COMPONENT OF A LARGER

PALESTINIAN EFFORT WITHIN

THE U.N. TO DELEGITIMIZE,

TO REWRITE HISTORY, SO

THAT THIS BECOMES

JUSTIFICATION FOR A

PALESTINIAN STATE, A

MUSLIM PRESENCE ON THE

TEMPLE MOUNT, A CAPITAL IN

EAST JERUSALEM, ALL OF

THESE THINGS.

THEY'RE WORKING ON THOSE

SIMULTANEOUSLY.

Chris: A FINAL VOTE

ON THE RESOLUTION IS

SCHEDULED FOR NEXT WEEK.

BUT IF MORE COUNTRIES

DON'T STAND UP FOR ISRAEL

AND THE BIBLE, IT IS SET

TO PASS.

YOU HEARD SENIOR NEWS

EDITOR JOHN WAGGI IN THAT

RACIST.

I TALKED MORE WITH HIM

ABOUT THE IMPACT OF THE

VOTE.

Chris: JOHN, WE'RE

STANDING HERE ON THE MOUNT MOUNT

OF OLIVES, AND WE'RE

LOOKING AT THE TEMPLE

MOUNT WHICH UNESCO JUST

VOTED ON.

WHAT IS YOUR REACTION?

CHRIS, IT WOULD BE

FUNNY IF IT DIDN'T INVOLVE

SO MANY NATIONS, AND

DIDN'T INVOLVE SUCH A

SERIOUS ISSUE, WHICH IS

THE JEWISH PRESENCE ON THE

TEMPLE MOUNT.

THEY HAVE TAKEN THIS

EFFORT IN THE U.N. TO

REWRITE HISTORY.

AND NATIONS ARE ACTUALLY

VOTING TO GO ALONG WITH IT

BY THE DOZENS.

AND THE THING IS THAT

BELOW US HERE IS A

GRAVEYARD WITH THOUSANDS

OF JEWISH GRAVES, AND

PEOPLE WERE BURIED HERE

FOR CENTURIES.

NOT ONLY THAT, THIS IS THE

PLACE WHERE JESUS

OVERTURNED THE

MONEY-CHANGERS' TABLES,

AND SO THE CHRISTIAN STAKE

IN IT IS HUGE.

AND WHERE SATAN BROUGHT

JESUS WHEN SHE WAS TEMPTED HE WAS TEMPTED

IN THE WILDERNESS.

HE BROUGHT HIM TO THE EDGE

AND TOLD HIM TO THROW

HIMSELF OFF SO GOD COULD

SAVE HIM.

THESE ARE THINGS AT OUR

FAITH.

IT'S AT THE CORE.

AND NOW THEY'RE SAYING

THEY WANT TO CHANGE ALL OF

THE NAMES TO MUSLIM NAMES

AND MAKE THIS A HERITAGE

SITE THAT PRETTY MUCH

BELONGS TO ISLAM.

THAT IS JUST NOT GOING TO

WASH, ESPECIALLY WITH

ISRAEL.

AND I THINK EVEN WITH SOME

OF THE NATIONS THAT ARE

TOO AFRAID TO VOTE FOR

IT -- OR THEY ABSTAINED.

IT'S A REAL PROBLEM.

BUT IT IS ALSO PART OF A

LARGER EFFORT, CHRIS.

Chris: IS THIS THE

MOTIVATION BEHIND IT, THIS

VOTE?

YEAH.

THIS IS A LARGER EFFORT TO

DELEGITIMIZE AND REWRITE

THE HISTORY SO ISRAEL

DOESN'T HAVE A CLAIM ON

EASTERN JERUSALEM OR IT

DOESN'T HAVE A CLAIM ON

THE TEMPLE MOUNT AREA.

SO IT IS PART OF A LARGER

EFFORT THAT THE

PALESTINIANS ARE

UNDERGOING AT THE U.N.,

ALONG WITH THEIR HOPED FOR

STATE.

THEY'RE GOING TO TRY TO

DELEGITIMIZE ISRAEL AND

MAKE IT SO ISRAEL DOESN'T

HAVE A CLAIM ON THIS AREA,

EVEN THOUGH THE

ARCHEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE IS

OVERWHELMING THAT THIS IS

THE SITE OF JEWISH

HISTORY.

Chris: SO THE IDEA

WOULD BE THAT THIS IS --

EVENTUALLY, IN THE EYES OF

THE WORLD ANYWAY, THIS IS

A MUSLIM SITE AND A

PALESTINIAN FUTURE

CAPITAL?

EXACTLY.

AND THIS WHOLE AREA WOULD

BE REDIVIDED AND YOU'D

HAVE FENCES AND BARBED

WIRE.

THAT IS WHAT THESE PEOPLE

ARE HOPING FOR WITHIN THE

UNITED NATIONS.

I DON'T THINK THAT ISRAEL,

FOR ONE, IS GOING TO LET

IT STAND.

Chris: JOHN, WE

APPRECIATE YOUR EXPERT

SEES AND YOUR INSIGHT.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO COVER

THIS STORY BECAUSE THE

CONTROVERSY WON'T BE GOING

AWAY.

Chris: AS JOHN SAID,

MANY BELIEVE THAT THE

UNESCO VOTE IS PART OF THE

AGENDA BY THE PALESTINIAN

TO DIVORCE ISRAEL FROM ITS

CONNECTION TO THE LAND,

WHILE TRYING TO GET THE

UNITED NATIONS TO DECLARE

AN INDEPENDENT PALESTINIAN

STATE.

THEY CLAIM THE LAND KNOWN

AS THE WEST BANK.

AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THIS

REPORT WE DID SEVERAL

YEARS AGO, IN THE BIBLE,

THAT LAND IS KNOWN AS

JUDEA AND SAMARIA, AND

CARRIES A HISTORY THAT

STARTED LONG BEFORE THE

WORLD EVER HEARD OF THE

PALESTINIANS.

> MOST OF THE WORLD

CALLS IT THE WEST BANK.

THE BIBLE GAVE IT A

DIFFERENT NAME.

WE FIND IT IN THE

BIBLE, THAT IT IS NOT

CALLED THE WEST BANK.

ALTHOUGH IT IS ON THE WEST

BANK OF THE JORDAN.

WE KNOW IT AS JUDEA AND

SAMARIA.

ON THE HILLS OF JUDEA,

SAMARIA, THE JEWISH PEOPLE

WERE BORN.

THAT'S WHERE IT ALL

STARTED.

THAT'S WHERE ABRAHAM

WALKED.

THAT'S WHERE ISAAC AND

JACOB LIVED.

THAT'S WHERE JACOB SLEPT

AND HAD HIS FAMOUS DREAM.

Chris: THIS IS THE

MODERN DAY COMMUNITY OF

BAYTEL, NAMED AFTER THE

HOUSE OF GOD.

HERE, 4,000 YEARS AGO, THE

BIBLE SAYS GOD APPEARED TO

JACOB AND PROMISED THIS

LAND TO HIM AND HIS

DESCENDENTS FOREVER.

JORDAN TOOK OVER THE WEST

BANK FOLLOWING THE 1948

ISRAELI-ARAB WAR.

ABOUT 20 YEARS LATER,

ISRAEL GAINED CONTROL

DURING THE 196 1967 SIX-DAY

WAR.

1.7 MILLION JEWS LIVE

HERE.

NOW THE AREA COULD BE THE

FUTURE PALESTINIAN STATE.

THIS IS HIGHWAY 60, THE

MAIN WEST BANK

THOROUGHFAIR FOR BOTH

ISRAELIS AND PALESTINIAN

ARABS.

BUT DEAN BUYE SAYS IT IS

MUCH MORE.

IT IS PROBABLY ONE OF

THE MOST AMAZING ROADS IN

ALL OF HISTORY BECAUSE GOD

MET WITH HIS PATRIARCHS.

HE MET WITH ABRAHAM,

ISAAC, AND JACOB.

HE COVETED THIS LAND.

ALONG THIS ROAD, JESUS MET

WITH A SAMARITAN WOMAN.

IT IS ALONG THIS ROD ROAD THAT

HE DECLARED TO HER WHO HE

WAS.

Chris: SOME BIBLICAL

HIGHLIGHTS ALONG THIS ROAD

ARE PRESENT DAY JEWISH

COMMUNITIES, INCLUDING

SHILO, HOME OF THE FIRST

JEWISH TABERNACLE.

ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE,

THIS IS WHERE GOD TOLD

JEREMIAH TO BUY A PIECE OF

LAND AND BURY THE DEED IN

A CLAY POT, AS A SIGN THE

JEWISH PEOPLE WOULD RETURN

TO THE LAND.

HE SAYS, I WANT YOU TO

BUY FROM YOUR UNCLE A

PIECE OF LAND.

AND WHAT YOU DO IT UP

LEGALLY WITH A SEAL AND A

DEED AND A TITLE, AND

WOULD YOU PUT IT IN A CLAY

POT SO IT WOULD LAST A

LONG TIME?

Chris: DESPITE THE

SIGNIFICANCE, YOU WON'T

SEE MANY VISITORS, AND

THAT'S BECAUSE MANY WEST

BANK CITIES ARE UNDER

PALESTINIAN-ARAB CONTROL.

THE ONLY CONTROLLED AREAS

FREQUENTED BY TOURISTS ARE

BETHLEHEM AND JERICHO, THE

OLDEST CITIE CITY IN THE WORLD.

UNDER ARAB CONTROL, THE

HOLY CITIES, TIME AND

AGAIN, ARE RUINED.

Chris: LONG TIME

ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN

AGREEMENTS PROTECTED

JOSEPH'S TOMB AS A JEWISH

HOLY SITE.

PALESTINIANS FORCED OUT

THE JEWISH STUDY CENTER

THERE AND RANSACKED THE

PLACE.

THEN A FEW MONTHS AGO, A

PALESTINIAN POLICEMAN

KILLED A JEWISH WORSHIPPER

THERE.

AND ISRAEL CALLED IT A

TERROR ATTACK.

OTHER ATTACKS INCLUDE

RACHEL'S TOMB IN

BETHLEHEM, AND THE CAVE

WHERE ABRAHAM, ISAAC,

JACOB AND THEIR WIVES ARE

BURIED.

WHILE SOME ISRAELIS WOULD

BE WILLING TO SWAP JUDEA,

SAMARIA, AND THIS BIBLICAL

HERITAGE FOR PEACE, NATALI

BENNETT OBJECTS.

THE SOURCE OF THE BIBLE

IS HERE.

IF, GOD FORBID, WE UPROOT

OURSELVES, THERE WILL

NEVER BE PEACE.

THEY WOULD SAY, MAN, THESE

JEWS DON'T FEEL ANY

CONNECTION, SO WHY NOT

WIPING THEM OUT OF THE

COUNTRY ALL TOGETHER.

IF WE'RE NOT IN JERUSALEM,

IF WE'RE NOT IN HEBRON, WE

WON'T BE IN TEL AVIV.

Reporter Chris: HE SAYS IT IS

UP TO CHRISTIANS TO TAKE

THE SIDE OF GOD.

I THINK GOD'S PLAN AND

HIS PURPOSES WAS THAT

ISRAEL WOULD ALLOW THE

STRANGER TO DWELL HERE,

BUT HE'S GIVEN THIS

INHERITANCE TO ISRAEL.

IT HAS GIVEN IT TO ISRAEL

TO BE THE STEWARD OF THIS

LAND.

THE LEAST WE CAN DO IS

RESPECT GOD'S CHOOSING.

Chris: UP NEXT, A

BEST-SELLING AUTHOR AND

CONSTITUTIONAL SCHOLAR

WARNS US OF THE DANGER TO

Chris: WELCOME BACK

TO "JERUSALEM DATELINE."

JAY SEKULOW WROTE A BOOK

CALLED "THE UNHOLY

ALLIANCE."

IN THIS INTERVIEW IN OUR

CBN NEWS HEADQUARTERS WITH

LOREN CREEKMOORE, SEKULOW

WARNS ABOUT THE DANGERS OF

SHAR'IA LAW.

WE ARE WITH JAY

SEKULOW, WHO RECENTLY

WROTE A BOOK CALLED "HOLY

ALLIANCE."

YES.

AND IT TALKS ABOUT

SHAR'IA LAW AND HOW THEY

WANT TO BRING IT TO THE

U.S. AND RECONSTRUCT OUR

LAW.

YES.

HOW CAN WE COMBAT THAT?

THE FACT IS WHAT WE

HAVE TO REALIZE IS THE

IRANIAN REVOLUTION IN

1979, WHICH PUT SHAR'IA

LAW THROUGHOUT IRAN --

THAT THEIR DESIRE HAS

ALWAYS BEEN TO EXPORT THAT

REVOLUTION.

HOW THEY EXPORT IT IS

BASED OWNER PORT NOT JUST

ON MILITARY, BUT TAKING

ISLAMIC TEACHING, CALLED

SHAR'IA, AND HAVE IT

INFILTRATE IN OUR OWN

LEGAL SYSTEM.

SO YOU'LL HAVE A DOMESTIC

CASE BETWEEN A MUSLIM MAN

AND MUSLIM WOMAN, AND THE

DEFENSE THE MAN WOULD GIVE

FOR STRIKING THE WOMAN

WOULD BE BASED ON HIS

RELIGIOUS BELIEFS BASED ON

SHAR'IA, AND THE COURT

WILL CONSIDER THAT.

AND THAT'S ABSURD IN THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

SO THIS IS A MULTI-PRONGED

ISSUE, WHICH YOU TALK

ABOUT THE APPLICATION OF

SHAR'IA LAW INTO THE

UNITED STATES.

AND THEY'LL ALSO ARGUE,

FRANKLY, THAT SHAR'IA IS

COMPATIBLE WITH THE UNITED

STATES CONSTITUTION.

WHAT THEY MEAN BY THAT IS

THEY KNOW THAT SHAR'IA, AS

IT EXISTS, AS ISLAMIC LAW,

YOU SIMPLY AMEND THE

CONSTITUTION AND YOU CAN

MAKE IT SHAR'IA-COMPLIANT.

IF THEY HAD THE VOTES AND

THE CONTROL, YOU COULD.

YOU PASS THE

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT,

AND YOU MAKE SHAR'IA THE

LAW OF THE LAND.

THE FACT IS WE HAVE TO

LOOK AT THIS BOTH ON A

POLITICAL, MILITARY, AND

LEGAL BASIS.

AND THAT'S AN UNHOLY

ALLIANCE.

YOU'VE GOT THIS UNIQUE

CONFLUENCE OF THE

APPLICATION OF SHAR'IA,

AND THE RUSSIANS MEDDLING

IN ON ALL OF THIS.

OUR LAWS, FIRST OF ALL,

ARE THEY STRONG ENOUGH

TO --

WITHSTAND IT?

YES, SIR.

HERE IS THE REALITY --

YES.

HOWEVER, IT JUST TAKES ONE

COURT ONE TIME, AND THAT

COURT APPLIES A SHAR'IA

APPLICATION, AND IT HAS

HAPPENED IN ENGLAND ALL OF

THE TIME -- THEY HAVE

SHAR'IA SETUPS, AND THAT

COURT GETS AFFIRMED ON

APPEAL, AND ALL OF A

SUDDEN YOU START WITH A

PRECEDENT.

SO WE HAVE TO FIGHT THE

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE

PRECEDENT.

ALTHOUGH SOME COURTS HAVE

ALREADY DONE THIS, WHERE

THEY UTILIZED SHAR'IA.

I WOULD SAY MOST OF THE

COURT OF APPEALS HAVE

REJECTED IT.

WE HAVE TO BE VERY

VIGILANT.

WE DON'T HAVE A MOMENT TO

SPARE IN THAT REGARD

BECAUSE PART OF THE EXPORT

OF THE REVOLUTION IS

BRINGING SHAR'IA TO THE

UNITED STATES.

WE'RE THE GREAT SATAN.

ISRAEL IS THE LITTLE

SATAN, AND WE'RE THE GREAT

SATAN.

AT THE END OF THE DAY,

THEY WANT TO TRANSFER THE

CONSTITUTION TO SHAR'IA.

THANK YOU, MR. SEKULOW.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING

ME.

PURCHASE HIS BOOK.

IT IS CALLED --

"UNHOLY ALLIANCE."

Chris: COMING UP, THE

POWERFUL TESTIMONY OF A

MUSLIM WHO'S LIFE GOT

Chris: WELCOME BACK

TO "JERUSALEM DATELINE."

THROUGHOUT THE ISLAMIC

WORLD, MANY MUSLIMS ARE

BEING TRANSFORMED BY

DREAMS AND VISIONS.

HERE IS THE POWERFUL STORY

OF JUST ONE TESTIMONY OUT

OF THE THOUSANDS OF NEW

BELIEVERS.

I BEGAN MY JOURNEY

ABOUT 14 YEARS OLD.

AND IT WAS KIND OF A

SURPRISE THE ME, HONESTLY,

BECAUSE I THOUGHT THE MORE

I GAVE MYSELF OVER TO THE

ISLAMIC WAYS AND THE

PRAYERS, AND DOING THE

BEST I COULD, I THOUGHT IT

WOULD CHANGE MY LIFE.

AND IT JUST SIMPLY DIDN'T.

GROWING UP, YOU NEVER

DARED TO CRITICIZE ISLAM.

YOU NEVER, EVER ASK ABOUT

MUHAMMAD, THE PROPHET OF

ISLAM, OR ALLAH, THE GOD

OF THE QURAN.

70% OF THE ARABIC

POPULATION IN THE MIDDLE

EAST IS UNDER THE AGE OF

30.

THIS NEW GENERATION --

KIND OF WHAT WORKED FOR

OUR PARENTS ISN'T GOING TO

WORK FOR US.

THAT'S WHY WE HAVE

Facebook, WE HAVE

TWITTER, THE INTERNET AND

SATELLITE TELEVISION --

ALL OF THIS IS GIVING US,

THE ARAB MIDDLE EAST

SITUATION, COURAGE TO

THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX

AND BEYOND OUR VILLAGES.

I WAS IGNORANT AND I WAS

YOUNG, BUT I WAS SINCERE

IN MY SEARCH FOR GOD.

MY REASOTHAT BEGAN ABOUT A YEAR

AND A HALF AGO, AND I

ENDED UP GIVING MY LIFE

OVER TO THE LORD JESUS AT

THE END.

WHAT I LOOKED FOR ALL OF

THOSE YEARS WAS LOVE, AND

I FOUND LOVE.

I LOOKED FOR PEACE, AND I

FOUND PEACE.

ALL OF THE THINGS THAT

ISLAM COULDN'T GIVE ME,

THAT'S WHAT I FOUND IN

JESUS.

MY LIFE CHANGED RADICALLY.

I CALL IT CHRISTIANITY BY

CHOICE.

I CHOOSE TODAY TO LIVE FOR

JESUS.

FOR ABOUT TWO AND A HALF

YEARS I WAS AN UNDERGROUND

BELIEVER.

I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY

EX-MUSLIM IN THE WORLD.

I KNOW THAT SOUNDS

RIDICULOUS, BUT IT IS THE

TRUTH.

AT THAT AGE, I HAD NEVER

HEARD ANYONE LEAVING ISLAM

AND COMING -- YOU DON'T

PLAN ON LEAVING ISLAM.

NO REAL MUSLIM FROM A

MIDDLE EASTERN CULTURE

WOULD EVER CONSIDER

LEAVING ISLAM BECAUSE THEY

KNOW WHAT HAPPENS.

IF WE WERE IN A COMPLETELY

PERFECT ISLAMIC SOCIETY,

THE ISLAMIC SHAR'IA LAW,

THAT OUR DEATH IS

COMPLETELY LEGAL.

I HEAR PEOPLE SAY ALL OF

THE TIME THAT ISLAM IS A

PEACEFUL RELIGION.

BUT IT IS KIND OF

INSULTING BECAUSE I LIVED

IT.

I'M FROM THE CULTURE.

I'VE READ THE VERSES AND I

KNOW WHAT IS IN THERE.

AND BECAUSE OF POLITICAL

CORRECTNESS, PEOPLE WANT

TO LOOK THE OTHER WAY.

WELL, WE'VE DONE THAT FOR

SO LONG, NOW WHAT IS

HAPPENING IS STUFF LIKE

TERRORISM.

THERE ARE TERRORIST

CHARACTERISTICS.

AT THE CORE OF ISLAM IS TO

PROPAGATE ISLAM AROUND THE

WORLD.

AND THE PEOPLE WE TRY TO

TALK TO AND TELL ARE

TRYING TO IGNORE US,

THINKING, OH, YOU'RE BEING

RADICAL.

NO, I'M NOT BEING RADICAL.

THIS IS QURANIC VERSES

TELLING YOU TO KILL ME.

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO

WITH THAT?

I WAS INVITED TO A CELL

GROUP, AND I SAID TO THE

GUY TO THE LEFT, HOW DO

YOU COME TO KNOW THE LORD,

AND HE SAID HE CAME TO ME

IN A VISION.

THERE IS A GROWING

POPULATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE

WHO ARE SEEING THE DREAMS

AND VISIONS AND KNOWING

THE GOSPEL.

WAYS TO HELP IS TO PRAY.

PRAY FOR THE MIDDLE EAST.

PRAY FOR THE BELIEVERS.

SUPPORT MINISTRIES THAT

ARE MAKING AN IMPACT.

PRAY AND SEE WHO GOD WOULD

HAVE YOU SUPPORT AND DO

IT.

Chris: UP NEXT, SEE

HOW JEWISH PEOPLE AROUND

THE WORLD ARE CELEBRATING

THE FEAST OF TA TABERNACLES,

Chris: WELCOME BACK

TO "JERUSALEM DATELINE."

FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS THE

JEWISH PEOPLE AROUND THE

WORLD HAVE FOLLOWED WHAT

THE BIBLE SAYS, TO LIVE IN

TEMPORARY DWELLINGS OR

BOOTHS DURING THE FEAST OF

TACK NACTABERNACLES, ALSO KNOWN AS

SUKKOT.

IT IS AN ANCIENT

BIBLICAL COMMANDMENT THAT

IS STILL BEING KEPT TODAY.

SOME CALL IT A JEWISH

CAMPING TRIP, BUT WITH THE

CONVENIENCES OF HOME.

SHALOM, WELCOME.

SHALOM.

THANK YOU.

WE'RE HERE IN OUR SUKA,

WHICH IS REALLY THE HOME

AWAY FROM HOME FOR THIS

WHOLE WEEK OF THE FEAST OF

TABERNACLES, SUKKOT.

LIKE MANY ISRAELIS AND

JEWISH PEOPLE AROUND THE

WORLD, BETH AND DAN BUILD

A SUKKOT EVERY YEAR.

IT HELPS US, FIRST OF

ALL, THAT WE'RE COMMANDED

TO REMEMBER THE EXODUS

FROM EGYPT, AND HOW WE

NEEDED TO WANDER THROUGH

THE DESERT FOR 40 YEARS

WITHOUT PERMANENT

DWELLINGS.

BUT IT ALSO REMINDS US

THAT EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE

BEEN BROUGHT INTO THE LAND

OF ISRAEL, WE HAVEN'T

REACHED OUR FINAL

DESTINATION.

Reporter: SO TELL US

ABOUT THE SUKKOT ITSELF?

HOW DO YOU MAKE IT?

IT IS A ROOF THAT WILL

MAKE US FEEL THAT WE'RE

OPEN TO THE ELEMENTS.

Reporter: AND WHY IS

THAT?

BECAUSE OTHERWISE WE

WOULD BE IN THE PROTECTION

OF OUR HOMES IN SOME WAYS.

AND WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE

IN THIS FLIMSY TABERNACLE

SO THAT WE CAN REMEMBER

THAT U ULTIMATELY WE'RE

UNDER HASHEM'S PROTECTION.

Reporter: MOST

SUKKOTS ARE PROTECTED IN

PART BY THE CHILDREN.

FAMILIES EAT, SLEEP,

STUDY, AND PRAY TOGETHER

IN THEIR TEMPORARY HOUSES

FOR A WHOLE WEEK.

DESPITE THE CAMPING

CONDITIONS, IT IS

CONSIDERED A JOYFUL TIME.

AND YOU CAN FOCUS ON

THE REAL IMPORTANT THINGS,

LIKE RELATIONSHIPS, AND

SITTING DOWN AND STUDYING

THE WORD, AND TALKING WITH

THE CHILDREN ABOUT GOD'S

GRACE.

Reporter: JONATHAN

AND HIS SISTER, REBECCA,

ENJOY THE HOLIDAY SO MUCH,

JONATHAN MADE HIS TREE

HOUSE INTO A SUKKOT.

> AND THAT, TOO, IS VERY

PRETTY.

SO YOU DECORATED YOUR

SUKKOT UP HERE?

YES.

Reporter: AND ANOTHER

PART OF THE CELEBRATION,

RECORDED IN LEVITICUS 23,

IS BRINGING A SPECIAL

FRUIT AND BRANCHES TO

REJOICE BEFORE THE LORD.

WE OFFER THEM TO

HASHEM, ALL FOUR OF THESE.

WE WAVE THEM IN MANY

DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS, AND

WE REALLY LOOK TO ABOVE.8

THAT'S WHAT THIS TYPE OF

ROOF HELPS US TO REMEMBER.

WE'RE LOOKING TO ABOVE

BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE OUR

HELP IS GOING TO COME

FROM.

Reporter: JULIE

STAAL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Chris: IT IS AMAZING

TO SEE SHOWS SUKKOTS ALL

OVER ISRAEL.

THANKS FOR JOINING US.

REMEMBER YOU CAN FOLLOW US

ON Facebook, TWITTER, OR

INSTAGRAM.

I'M CHRIS MITCHELL, AND

WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME ON

"JERUSALEM DATELINE."

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