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Jerusalem Dateline: 11/11/16 Trump Triumphs! What Now For Israel, Middle East?

This week on Jerusalem Dateline: What does Trump’s election mean for Israel, Middle East? Plus who will help persecuted Christians more than two years after fleeing ISIS? And Israel's latest efforts to chronicle the Jewish homeland’s ancient ... Read Transcript


Chris: THIS WEEK ON

"JERUSALEM DATELINE,"

AMERICA ELECTS DONALD

TRUMP AS ITS 45th

PRESIDENT.

WE'LL ANALYZE WHAT THIS

MEANS FOR ISRAEL AND THE

MIDDLE EAST.

PLUS A LOOK AT WHAT CAN BE

DONE FOR PERSECUTED

CHRISTIANS IN THE REGION,

MORE THAN TWO YEARS AFTER x

ISIS FORCED THOUSANDS TO

LEAVE.

AND A LOOK ISRAEL'S LATEST

EFFORTS TO CHRONICLE THE

STONES OF THE ANCIENT

HOMELAND.

WELCOME TO THIS EDITION OF

"JERUSALEM DATELINE."

I'M CHRIS MITCHELL.

PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD

TRUMP'S ELECTION PLEASED

MANY IN ISRAEL.

CALLING TRUMP HIS FRIEND

AND A SUPPORTER OF ISRAEL,

PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU CONGRATULATED

THE NEW PRESIDENT.

OVER THE YEARS YOU HAVE

EXPRESSED YOUR SUPPORT

CONSISTENTLY, AND I DEEPLY

APPRECIATE IT.

I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING

WITH YOU TO ADVANCE

PROSPERITY, SECURITY, AND

PEACE.

I'M CONFIDENT THAT THE TWO

OF US WORKING TOGETHER

WILL BRING THE GREAT

ALLIANCE BETWEEN OUR TWO

COUNTRIES TO EVEN GREATER

HEIGHTS.

Chris: TRUMP INVITED

THE ISRAELI LEADER TO MEET

HIM IN THE U.S. AT THE

FIRST OPPORTUNITY.

DAN SHAPIRO ALSO GAVE A

BRIGHT OUTLOOK FOR

U.S.-ISRAEL RELATIONS.

ITH THE NEW

ADMINISTRATION WILL

INHERIT A GREAT DEAL OF

CONTINUITY AND A GREAT

DEAL OF ACHIEVEMENT IN THE

U.S.-ISRAEL PARTNERSHIP

THAT HAS A SECURITY

DIMENSION WITH ALL OF THE

ASSISTANCE WE PROVIDE

ISRAEL AND ALL OF THE

AGREEMENTS ON TECHNOLOGY.

Chris: MANY BELIEVED

THE POLLS THAT HILLARY

CLINTON WOULD BE THE NEXT

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED

STATES.

THERE ARE A LOT OF

PEOPLE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

STUNNED AT THIS MOMENT,

AND TRYING TO PROCESS WHATv

DOES THIS NEW WORLD LOOK

LIKE.

Chris: JOEL ROSENBURG

TOLD CBN NEWS THAT THE

INCOMING VICE PRESIDENT

WILL HELP EASE ANY

UNCERTAINTY.

MOST MIDDLE EASTERN

EXPERTS AND GOVERNMENT

OFFICIALS AREN'T SURE HOW

TO PROCESSHIS NEW MOMENT

BECAUSE IT WAS SO

UNEXPECTED TO THEM.

BUT IF MR. TRP BEGINS TO

BUILD A TEAM LIKE GOVERNOR

PENCE, THIS COULD BE VERY

HEALTHY FOR THE REGION.

Chris: ROSENBURG SAID

A NATIONAL SECURITY TEAM

OF EXPERIENCEDB

CONSERVATIVES WOULD HELP

CLARIFY THE U.S. POSITION

IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

ARE WE WITHDRAWING?

OR ARE WE MAKING CHOICES

TO STRENGTHEN OUR

ALLIANCES AND DEFEAT

ISLAMIC FORCES LIKE ISIS?

Chris: IN TEL AVIV,

ISRAELIS HAD MID

REACTIONS TO THE ELECTION,

BUT ALL SAID THEY BELIEVE

TRUMP WOULD BE BETTER FOR

ISRAEL.

IT IS PRETTY HARD TO

HAVE AN OPINION WHEN

EVERYTHING YOU SEE IS THE

MEDIA.

I THINK PEOPLE ARE VERY

AFFECTED BY IT.

I HEARD PEOPLE IN ISRAEL

SAYING TRUMP WILL BE GOOD

FOR ISRAEL.

I CAN ONLY HOPE.

I'M IN SHOCK.

IT EVEN SCARES ME.

AND YET I THINK THE

CONNECTION WILL BE GOOD

BETWEEN THE NEW GOVERNMENT

AND ISRAEL.

I'M NOT HAPPY BECAUSE I

ACTUALLY PREFERRED

CLINTON.

AND YET FROM A POLICY

STANDPOINT, I THINK TRUMP

HAS INTERESTS AND GOOD

CONNECTIONS.

FROM AN ECONOMIC

STANDPOINT, I THINK HE

ALSO WANTS THE FRIENDSHIP

WITH ISRAEL.

I'M VERY HAPPY ABOUT

TRUMP.

Reporter: WHY IS

THAT?

BECAUSE HE IS A STRONG

MAN.

HE HAS LOOKED AT THE

SITUATION IN THE UNITED

STATES LIKE A BUSINESS

PROBLEM, WHICH HAS TO BE

SOLVED.

AND I THINK HE HAS THE

ABILITY TO TRY TO DO THAT.

Chris: AS THE

ELECTION DUST SETTLES AND

THE U.S. GRAPPLES WITH THE

RESULTS, ISRAEL AND THE

REST OF THE MIDDLE EAST

ARE WAITING TO SEE JUST

WHAT TRUMP'S CAMPAIGN

RHETORIC WILL MEAN IN THE

REGION.

> ON ELECTION NIGHT, PAT

ROBERTSON, JOHN WAGGI, AND

JAY SEKULOW, THE HEAD OF

THE AMERICAN CENTER FOR

LAW AND JUSTICE, DISCUSSED

HOW THE ELECTION WILL

AFFECT SOME OF THE VITAL

ISSUES FACING ISRAEL, FROM

THE DECLARATION OF A

PALESTINIAN STATE TO THE

FUTURE JERUSALEM.

WE'RE ESTABLISHING

RIGHT NOW AT THE ACLJ, A

100-DAY AGENDA WE'RE GOING

TO SUBMIT TO THE

PRESIDENT-ELECT AND THE

CONGRESS.

THIS IS WHAT WE THINK IS

REALISTIC IN THIS 100-DAY

PERIOD.

AND WATCH ANY EXECUTIVE

ORDERS BETWEEN NOW AND THE

END OF THE YEAR.

AND WATCH AN ATTEMPT BY

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

AT THE UNITED NATIONS TO

CALL FOR THE PRE-67

BORDERS FOR ISRAEL.

I SUSPECT IT WILL GO TO

THE SECURITY COUNCIL.

AND IT MAY WELL BE THAT

THE U.S. WILL NOT BE VETO

IT.

I PRETTY MUCH KNOW THEY

WILL NOT VETO IT.

SO WE'VE GOT A REAL FIGHT

ON THAT FRONT, TOO.

Pat: THANK YOU, JAY.

JOHN, WHAT DO YOU THINK,

WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT

ISRAEL -- THE IDEA OF THEM

HAVING A TWO-STATE

SOLUTION IMPOSED BY THE

UNITED NATIONS IS NOT GOOD

FOR ISRAEL.

John: ISRAEL IS

PROBABLY BREATHING A SIGH

OF RELIEF RIGHT NOW THAT

ALL OF THAT PRESSURE OF

EIGHT YEARS OF THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION IS OFF,

AND, FRANKLY, SOME

PRESSURE FROM THE BUSH

ADMINISTRATION THROUGH THE

STATE DEPARTMENT.

IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO

SEE IF THE TRUMP

ADMINISTRATION LAUNCHES

REFORM OF THE STATE

DEPARTMENT.

ONE THING THEY IMPOSED ON

ISRAEL, HIS TOP ADVISOR

WHO MAY BECOME THE U.S.

AMBASSADOR TO ISRAEL,

DAVID FRIEDMAN, AND HE

PROPOSED MOVING IT CAPITAL

TO JERUSALEM.

IN 1995 THEY VOTED THAT.

Pat: IT HAS BEEN

HANGING THAT LONG.

WE HAVE THE LAND AND

EVERYTHING READY TO MOVE,

AND THEY SAID, NO, THE

CAPITAL OF ISRAEL IS TEL

AVIV.

THAT IS INSANE.

BUT THAT IS STATE

DEPARTMENT ENTRENCHED

POLICY, REPUBLICAN AND

DEMOCRATIC.

THE DEMOCRATS PERSIST IN

KEEPING THAT GOING, AND SO

HE WILL HAVE A BATTLE ON

HIS HANDS FOR THAT.

NOT TO MENTION THE UPSET

THAT COULD BE CAUSED

WITHIN THE MIDDLE EAST

OVER THAT ISSUE.

YOU'RE TALKING SOME

SERIOUS INFLAMMATORY KIND

OF MOVES THERE.

BUT MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE,

ESPECIALLY CHRISTIANS,

BELIEVE IT IS THE RIGHT

MOVE.

Pat: AND IT IS GOING

TO TAKE EXTRAORDINARY

WISDOM.

SO PRAY FOR THE LEADERS

AND PRAY FOR OUR

PRESIDENT.

Chris: DONALD TRUMP

WILL NEED PRAYERS NOT ONLY

AS HE DEALS WITH ISRAEL,

BUT WITH A HOST OF ISSUES,

FROM EUROPE TO RUSSIA AND

TO ISIS.

CBN NEWS INTERNATIONAL

CORRESPOND GARY LANE

DISCUSSED THESE TOPICS

WITH DALE HURD AND RETIRED

GENERAL JERRY BOYKIN NOW

WITH THE FAMILY RESEARCH

COUNCIL.

Reporter: GENERAL

BOYKIN, ONE OF THE THINGS

PEOPLE ARE SAYING IS THEY

ARE LOOKING FOR A STRONG

LEADERSHIP.

APPARENTLY THEY FEEL THAT

HAS BEEN LACKING.

WHAT IS IT THAT THEY WANT?

WELL, I THINK THEY WANT

A DECISIVE LEADER.

I THINK THEY WANT A LEADER

THAT WILL LISTEN TO THE

SUBORDINATES.

SO IN THE CASE, FOR

EXAMPLE, OUR MILITARY.

I THINK WHAT OUR MILITARY

WANTS IS A COMMANDER IN

CHIEF THAT WILL TAKE THEIR

ADVICE.

ULTIMATELY THE DECISION IS

HIS.

UNFORTUNATELY, THE CURRENT

COMMANDER IN CHIEF HAS

BASICALLY IGNORED HIS

GENERALS AND HIS ADMIRALS,

AND I THINK THAT WHAT THE

NEXT PRESIDENT HAS TO DO

IS PUT IN NEW LEADERSHIP

AND THEN LET THEM BE PART

OF SOLVING PROBLEMS AND

DEVELOPING GLOBAL STATUE.

Reporter: DONALD

TRUMP ONCE SAID HE KNOWS

MORE ABOUT ISIS THAN THE

GENERALS DO.

WHAT ABOUT ISIS?

IN OCTOBER, A GROUP OF

130 OF US MET WITH TRUMP

TO TALK ABOUT JUST THIS

ISSUE.

AND HE GAVE US A PLEDGE

THAT HE WILL NOT ONLY

BRING EW LEADERSHIP IN

OUR MILITARY, BUT HE WOULD

LISTEN TO THEM, AND HE

WOULD TASK THEM TO DEVELOP

A STRATEGY HE WOULD

APPROVE, AND THEN GIVE

THEM EVERYTHING THEY

NEEDED TO EXECUTE THAT

STRATEGY.

THAT'S WHAT WE WANTED TO

HEAR FROM HIM.

Reporter: I WANT TO

TALK TO YOU MORE ABOUT

THAT IN A MOMENT.

BUT, DALE, HOW ABOUT

EUROPE?

WHAT ARE THEY LOOKING FOR

IN AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT.

THERE ARE COUPLE OF

THINGS THEY'RE LOOKING

FOR.

TRUMP IS A DISRUPTER.

I THINK OF TRUMP AS A

REAGAN-ESQUE FIGURE.

REAGAN SAID, I'M NOT GOING

TO PLAY BALL ANYMORE.

I'M GOING TO CHALLENGE THE

SOVIET UNION.

I THINK TRUMP, IN THAT

SAME WAY, WILL BE A

DISRUPTER AND CHALLENGE

THE EUROPE UNION AND THIS

GLOBALIST IDEA.

Reporter: GENERAL,

TELL ME ABOUT SYRIA AND

THE RUSSIANS.

THIS PRESIDENT HAS TAKEN

THEM ON A BIT.

HOW WOULD TRUMP BE

DIFFERENT?

I THINK THAT TRUMP IS

VERY SERIOUS ABOUT DEALING

WITH THE RUSSIANS.

WE HEAR ALL OF THE

CAMPAIGN RHETORIC ABOUT

TRUMP BEING A FRIEND OF

VLADIMIR PUTIN.

THAT'S NOT TRUE.

I THINK HE'LL TAKE A VERY

REALISTIC APPROACH TO

DEALING WITH PUTIN.

THE ANSWER IS ULTIMATELY

NOT WAR.

BUT THE ANSWER IS STANDING

UP TO HIM IN MANY OF THE

PLACES LIKE SYRIA, WHERE

HE HAS EXPANDED HIS

INFLUENCE BECAUSE HE HAS A

LONG-TERM STRATEGIC PLAN.

PUTIN IS EXPLOITING THAT

WE DON'T REALLY HAVE A

STRATEGY IN THE MIDDLE

EAST IN GENERAL, BUT WE

DON'T HAVE A STRATEGY WITH

ISIS AND THE GLOBAL JIHADI

WAR.

Reporter: ARE YOU

CONCERNED AT ALL THAT

TRUMP'S -- WHAT IS CALLED

HIS ISOLATIONISM WILL

CREATE SOME KIND OF VACUUM

AND TEMPT PUTIN?

HE WANTS TO SECURE THE

BORDER AND STOP THE FLOW

OF IMMIGRANTS -- I'M SURE

HE WILL ALLOW SOME IN, BUT

THOSE WHO WILL OF VALUE TO

THE SOCIETY.

> I DON'T REALLY FEEL

HE'S ISOLATIONIST.

IN MY OPINION, YOU STAND

UP TO THE RUSSIANS AND YOU

TEND TO PREVENT ACCIDENTS

HERE.

Reporter: BUT WILL

TRUMP DO THAT?

YES, I THINK TRUMP WILL

STAND UP TO THE RUSSIANS.

Reporter: GENERAL,

WHAT CAN YOU DO SHORT OF

WAR, THOUGH?

WHAT DO WE DO?

I THINK THERE ARE A

VARIETY OF THINGS WE CAN

DO TO STAND UP TO THE

RUSSIANS, NOT THE LEAST OF

WHICH IS BEHIND CLOSED

DOORS DIPLOMACY, TO LET

THE RUSSIANS KNOW, AFTER

THE 20th OF JANUARY,

THAT THERE IS A NEW MAN ON

THE BLOCK.

Chris: COMING UP,

ISRAEL'S NEW

STATE-OF-THE-ART

ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM IS

Chris: WELCOME BACK

TO "JERUSALEM DATELINE."

INTEREST IN THE HISTORY OF

THE HOLY LAND IS AT AN

ALL-TIME HIGH.

SOON VISITORS TO JERUSALEM

WILL BE ABLE TO SEE NOT

ONLY THE ANCIENT

ARTIFACTS, BUT ALSO THE

SCIENCE BEHIND THEIR

DISCOVERIES.

JULIE STAAL SHOWS US HOW

ARCHEOLOGY HELPS BRING THE

BIBLE TO LIFE.

Julia: THIS UNIQUE

FACILITY SPREADS ACROSS

NINE ACRES, GIVING VIEWERS

THE HISTORY DISCOVERED

THROUGHOUT THE LAND.

WE WANT TO EXCAVATE ALL

OF THE ANTIQUITIES THAT

WERE FOUND IN ISRAEL, ALL

THROUGH THE GENERATIONS,

AND ALSO THE RESEARCH, HOW

WE ARE MAKING THE RESEARCH

AND ESTABLISHING WHAT WE

ARE FINDING IN ECS EXCAVATION.

Julia: THE IDEA WAS TO

BUILD IT IN LAYERS,

DOWNWARD, LIKE AN

ARCHEOLOGICAL DIG.

THE PUBLIC WOULD COME

TO THE ROOF.

AND FROM THE ROOF, WHICH

IS LEVEL ZERO, IT WILL GO

LEVEL BY LEVEL, FROM ONE

TO 10.

AND THERE IS A HUGE CANOPY

CANOPY.

Julia: AT A SPECIAL

DEDICATION CEREMONY,

ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU PRAISED

THE FACILITY AND ITS

TIMING FOR PROVING THE

HISTORY OF THE JEWISH

PEOPLE HERE.

Through Translator:

THIS CAMPUS GIVES US AN

OVERWHELM ANSWER TO THOSE

WHO TRIED TO DENY, DEBATE,

OR ERASE OUR HISTORY IN

OUR LAND.

Julia: ISRAEL HASSAN

SAYS IT PROVIDES VISITORS

A CONNECTION TO HISTORY

THROUGH THE ARCHEOLOGICAL

PROCESS.

Through Translator:

AT THIS TIME, WHEN ALL

AROUND US OTHERS ARE

SMASHING AND BREAKING AND

DESTROYING HISTORY AND

SYMBOLS, HERE WE ARE,

BUILDING THIS BUILDING

WITH THE INTENTION OF

EMPOWERING THE HUMAN

HISTORICAL HERITAGE.

Julia: THE GOAL IS TO

PRESENT BOTH THE BEAUTY

AND STORY BEHIND THESE

ANCIENT PIECES, SUCH AS

THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS,

WHICH ARE HOUSED NEXT DOOR

IN THE ISRAEL MUSEUM.

HE WANTS TO SHOW THE

PUBLIC HOW THEY MADE IT,

WHICH MATERIAL.

WHAT WAS THE PROCESS OF

THE JEWISH A ALPHABETIC?

Julia: VISITORS CAN

ALSO SEE JUST HOW

CHALLENGING THE WORK IS BY

TRYING THEIR HAND AT

PUTTING SCROLL FRAGMENTS

TOGETHER AT THIS

INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT.

IN THE FIELD, THERE IS A

LOT OF WORK GOING ON, WITH

ABOUT 300 EXCAVATIONS

HAPPENING EACH YEAR.

ISRAEL IS VERY SMALL.

22,00,000 SQUARE KILOMETRES.

WE HAVE DECLARED 30,000

ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES.

WHICH MEANS IN EVERY

SQUARE FOOT THERE IS ONE

ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE.

Julia: THAT INCLUDES

ALL OF JERUSALEM AND MOST@

OF TEL AVIV.

THERE IS NO CITY LIKE

THIS, NOT IN ITALY, NOT IN

JORDAN, NOT ANYWHERE.

ONLY IN OUR COUNTRY,

BECAUSE IT IS THE HOLY

LAND.

Julia: THE CAMPUS

SHOULD OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

NEXT YEAR SO VISITORS CAN

COME AWAY WITH A GREATER

UNDERSTANDING OF THE

HERITAGE AND HISTORY OF

THIS LAND.

> JULIE STAAL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Chris: UP NEXT, FIND

OUT MORE ABOUT THE PLIGHT

OF MIDDLE EAST CHRISTIANS,

Chris: WELCOME BACK

TO "JERUSALEM DATELINE."

THOUSANDS OF MIDDLE EAST

CHRISTIANS HAVE SUFFERED

AT THE HANDS OF RADICAL

ISLAMIC GROUPS LIKE ISIS.

CBN NEWS INTERNATIONAL

CORRESPONDENT GARY LANE

SPOKE WITH JULIANNA

TOMARAZI ABOUT THEIR

SITUATION AND WHAT CAN BE

DONE TO HELP.

Reporter: JULIANNA,

CAN YOU DESCRIBE THE

PLIGHT OF IRAQI CHRISTIANS

IN TURKEY RIGHT NOW?

ABSOLUTELY.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME

ON.

THE PROCESS IS THIS WAY,

U.N. A.C. R. INTERVIEWS

THESE PEOPLE, AND UNTIL

THE VES T VISA COMES, THEY'RE

PUSHED INTO THESE SMALL

ISLAMIC VILLAGES.

AS SOON AS THEY'RE

TRANSPORTED FROM ANKARA OR

ISTANBUL, THEY'RE FORCED

TO LIVE IN SLUMS.

THEY HAVE TO HIDE THEIR

CHRISTIANITY.

THEY'RE UNABLE TO PROFESS

THEIR FAITH.

THEY CANNOT WEAR THEIR

CROSSES OPENLY, OTHERWISE

THEY WILL NOT BE FED BY

MUSLIM CHARITIES OR EVEN

AT MOSQUES.

THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO

WORK IN THE SMALLER

VILLAGES, SO THEY HAVE TO

BE AT THE PERCY O MERCY OF

MUSLIMS.

AND ONCE THEY'RE

DISCOVERED, THEY

EVACUATED.

SO THEY ARE SUFFERING FOR

THE SECOND TIME, ONES IN

IRAQ UNDER ISIS AND NOW IN

TURKEY, ESPECIALLY AFTER

THE FAILED COUP OF

ERDOGAN.

Reporter: WHAT ARE

THE PROSPECTS OF SOME OF

THEM IMMIGRATING TO

ANOTHER COUNTRY AND RIGHT

HERE IN THE UNITED STATES?

COMING TO THE UNITED

STATES IS VERY DIFFICULT

BECAUSE THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION REALLY DOES

NOT ALLOW TOO MANY

CHRISTIANS TO COME HERE.

THERE HAVE BEEN -- THE

PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS

INT MODERN TIMES REALLY

BEGAN IN 2003 WITH THE

ISLAMIC STATE RISING,

ESPECIALLY IN 2006.

SO MANY OF THEM ARE STILL

TRAPPED IN TURKEY, IF YOU

BELIEVE IT, SINCE 2004 AND

2005, AND ESPECIALLY NOW

WITH ALL OF THE

RESTRICTIONS THAT HAVE

BEEN APPLIED IN THE UNITED

STATES, NOT MANY OF ABLE

TO MIGRATE.

SO MANY OF THEM WAIT FOR

YEARS.

AND WITHIN THE LAST FEW

MONTHS, TURKEY HAS ALLOWED

SOME OF THEM TO WORK.

BUT THEY'RE FORCED TO WORK

IN THE GARMENT INDUSTRY.

MANY PULL LONG HOURS AND

OVER TIME, WHICH THEY

DON'T GET PAID FOR.

ON AVERAGE THE INCOME FOR

THOSE WHO CAN WORK, IS

ABOUT $150 TO $200, AND

THE RENT IS ABOUT $500 IN

ISTANBUL.

SO YOU CAN IMAGINE THE

POVERTY LEVEL.

Reporter: IT IS

TERRIBLE.

WHY DO YOU THINK THE STATE

DEPARTMENT AND THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION IS NOT

ALLOWING MORE OF THESE

CHRISTIANS IN?

THEY'RE NOT ALLOWING

THEM TO ENTER BECAUSE

THERE IS THAT FACADE THAT

THE ADMINISTRATION WANTS

TO PUT FORTH THAT THEY'RE

NOT FRIENDLY TO THE

CHRISTIAN CAUSE.

AND THEY HAVE SHOWED THAT

VERY VIVIDLY BY ALLOWING

MORE MUSLIMS TO COME TO

THE UNITED STATES THAN

CHRISTIANS.

Reporter: I'VE HAD

SOME OF THEM TELL ME WHEN

THEY HAVE APPLIED FOR

VISAS, IT IS MUSLIMS

ACTUALLY MAKING THE

DECISION.

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT

THAT?

THERE IS A HIGH NUMBER

OF MUSLIMS WORKING IN THIS

ADMINISTRATION AND

OBVIOUSLY THEY WILL TAKE

CARE OF THEIR OWN.

TO ME, I'M SOMEONE WHO

ESCAPED IRAN DUE TO

RELIGIOUS HARASSMENT, AND

I SEE THIS MIGRATION TO

THE WEST AS A FORMAL

ISLAMIZATION OF THE

MIDWEST, OF EUROPE AND THE

UNITED STATES.

IT IS HAPPENING RIGHT IN

FRONT OF MY EYES.

IF THE AMERICANS DON'T

RISE UP AND REALLY SEE THE

TRUTH OF WHAT IS BEHIND

ALL THESE PLANS, WE WILL

SEE A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT

UNITED STATES VERY SOON.

Reporter: WHAT ABOUT

THE RESPONSE OF THE U.S.

CHURCH?

THE U.S. CHURCH IS

SLOWLY WAKING UP, AND I'M

TELLING YOU IT IS SLOWLY,

UNFORTUNATELY.

THERE HAVE BEEN SOME

CHURCHES THAT HAVE INVITED

US, AND THEY HAVE EXTENDED

THEIR HELP, WHETHER IT IS

FINANCIAL, WHETHER IT IS

PRAYER, BUT TRULY THIS IS

SUCH A MONUMENTAL

SITUATION THAT WE REALLY

NEED MORE CHURCHES TO WAKE

UP.

SOME CHURCHES TELL US

THAT, ARE YOU REALLY

CHRISTIANS?

ARE YOU CULTURALLY

CHRISTIAN OR TRUE

CHRISTIANS?

MY ANSWER TO THEM IS THESE

PEOPLE ARE DYING FOR JESUS

CHRIST, AND THEY HAVE

FAITH THAT THEY WERE SAVED

BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS.

WHO AM I TO ASK IF THEY

WERE BAPTIZED AS CHILDREN

OR IF THEY WERE BAPTIZED

AS ADULTS.

AND THAT IS SOMETHING WE

HAVE TO REALLY UNDERSTAND

ABOUT THE EASTERN CHURCH.

CHRISTIANITY IS A MIDDLE

EASTERN RELIGION, GARY.

IT IS NOT A WESTERN

RELIGION OR A EUROPEAN

RELIGION.

WE HAVE TO FIGHT TO KEEP

THE CHRISTIANITY INSIDE

THE MIDDLE EAST.

REALLY, TRULY, THAT'S WHAT

THEY WANT TO.

WANT.

THEY WANT TO RETURN TO

THEIR HOMES.

MY ORGANIZATION, "IRAQI

CHRISTIAN RELIEF COUNCIL,"

HAS BEEN DOING THIS WORK

FOR THE LAST NINE YEARS,

TRAVELLING THROUGHOUT THE

COUNTRY, EDUCATING

AMERICANS, AND NOW BECAUSE

THE SITUATION IS SO DIRE

IN TURKEY, WE HAVE STARTED

FUNDRAISING HEAVILY FOR

TURKEY.

WE'RE TRYING TO RAISE, BY

MONDAY, THE 17th,

$50,000 TO HELP FEED 1,000

FAMILIES.

THIS IS A PLEA TO THE

CHRISTIAN CHURCH, TO THE

PEOPLE IN THE PEW, TO OPEN

THEIR HEARTS, PRAY, AND

GIVE, SO WE CAN HELP SOME

OF THE SUFFERING BODY OF

CHRIST IN TURKEY.

Reporter: WHAT DO YOU

AND THE OTHERS WANT

CHRISTIANS IN THE WEST TO

DO?

PLEASE VISIT

victimsofISIS.org, AND

REALLY SPREAD THE WORD.

IF WE DON'T TALK TO OUR

FELLOW CHRISTIANS IN OUR

CHURCHES, AND IF WE DON'T

PRAY UNITLY FOR THE BODY

OF CHRIST, TRULY, GARY,

THE MIDDLE EAST IS GOING

TO BE EMPTY FROM

CHRISTIANS AND FROM THE

ASSYRIANS WHO ARE REALLY

CHILDREN OF NINEVEH.

Reporter: UP NEXT,

THE STORY OF ONE SYRIAN

Chris: WELCOME BACK.

THE SYRIAN CIVIL WAR HAS

DISPLACED MILLIONS OF

SYRIANS FROM THEIR HOMES.

MANY OF THOSE REFUGEES

FLED TO JORDAN, TURKEY,

AND TO THE NEIGHBORING

COUNTRY OF LEBANON.

HERE IS THE STORY OF ONE

BOY WHO, ALONG WITH HIS

FAMILY, FLED FOR THEIR

LIVES AND FOUND A NEW

LIFE.

Reporter: WHEN THE

SYRIAN CIVIL WAR CAME TO

THE CITY OF HOMS,

THOUSANDS WERE FORCED TO

RUN FOR THEIR LIVES.

NAJI AND HIS FAMILY FLED

TO A REFUGEE CAMP IN

SOUTHERN LEBANON.

WHEN I WENT TO THE CAMP,

HIS AUNT TOLD ME HOW HIS

FATHER DIED OF A CHRONIC

HEART CONDITION SOON AFTER

MAKING IT TO LEBANON.

AND LATER HIS MOTHER

ABANDONED HIM AND HIS

SIBLINGS.

NAJI REALLY SUFFERS.

Reporter: WHEN "HEART

FOR LEBANON" WENT TO

NAJI'S CAMP, WE INVITED

HIM TO COME TO THE HOPE

CENTER.

HERE HE IS LEARNING

ENGLISH AND MATH.

I FEEL REALLY HAPPY

GOING TO SCHOOL NOW.

AND IT IS LIKE I HAVE A

BIG FAMILY.

Reporter: WE SHOWED

"SUPERBOOK" IN ARABIC AT

THE SCHOOL SO THE KIDS

COULD HAVE SOME FUN WHILE

LEARNING ABOUT JESUS

CHRIST.

I LOVE JESUS BECAUSE HE

CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN TO

FORGIVE MY SINS.

EVERY TIME I WANT TO DO A

BAD THING, JESUS COMES

INTO MY MIND AND TELLS ME

NOT TO DO IT.

Reporter: WE ALSO

GIVE FOOD TO NAJI'S FAMILY

AND THOUSANDS OF OTHER

REFUGEES.

THEY GET RICE, BEANS,

CANNED MEAT AND OTHER

HOUSEHOLD SUPPLIES.

EVERY MONTH, IT IS ENOUGH

TO KEEP A FAMILY OF SIX

GOING.

WE REALLY LOVE "HEART

FOR LEBANON" AND CBN.

YOU HAVE DONE SO MUCH FOR

US.

WE HAVE ENOUGH FOOD TO

FEED OUR FAMILY AND CLEAN

WATER TO DRINK.

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.

Reporter: WE EVEN HAD

A SPECIAL SURPRISE FOR

NAJI, A BRAND NEW BIKE.

I THOUGHT I WAS

DREAMING.

I DIDN'T BELIEVE I WOULD

EVER HAVE A BICYCLE.

IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL.

I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR

YOUR KIND HEART.

EVERYTHING THAT I HAVE IS

FROM "HEARTS FOR LEBANON"

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