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Jerusalem Dateline: 11/18/16 Foreign Policy Challenges Await Trump in MidEast

This week on Jerusalem Dateline: foreign policy challenges for President-elect Trump in Middle East and beyond: will Russian saber-rattling lead to new cold war? And more refugees flee Iraqi fighting; plus Trump election: end of two-state solution? Read Transcript


THIS WEEK ON "JERUSALEM

DATELINE," WHAT ARE SOME

OF THE FOREIGN POLICY

CHALLENGES THEY THINK

PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD

TRUMP IN THE MIDDLE EAST

AND BEYOND WILL ENTAIL.

WILL THE RUSSIAN

INTERVENTION IN SYRIA LEAD

TO A NEW COLD WAR BETWEEN

RUSSIA AND THE WEST?

SOME SAY IT IS ALREADY

HAPPENING.

> AND MORE REFUGEES

GLEANED FROM IRAQI

SIGHTING WITH ISIS CELLS

AMONG THEM, WILL THE

UNITED STATES RECEIVE

THEM?

> PLUS, DOES TRUMP'S

ELECTION SIGNAL THE END TO

THE TWO-STATE SOLUTION FOR

THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN

CONFLICT.

HELLO, AND WELCOME TO

THIS EDITION OF "JERUSALEM

DATELINE."

I'M FILLING IN FOR CHRIS

MITCHELL.

FIRST, TO RUSSIA, WHERE

SOME SAY THEY'RE PREPARING

FOR WAR.

THAT'S ONE OF THE BIGGEST

FOREIGN CHALLENGES FACING

PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD

TRUMP WHEN HE TAKES

OFFICE.

THE GROWING WAR OF WORDS

BETWEEN RUSSIA AND THE

U.S. IS SPARKING WORRIES

THERE COULD BE ANOTHER

COLD WAR.

THAT HAS LED TO DRILLS,

WHERE MILLIONS PREPARE FOR

THE POSSIBILITY OF NUCLEAR

WAR.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS THAT

STORY FROM MOSCOW.

[SIRENS]

George: THIS WAS THE

SCENE IN MOSCOW AND ACROSS

RUSSIA, AS 40 MILLION

PARTICIPATED IN THE

LARGEST EMERGENCY DEFENSE

DRILLS SINCE THE COLLAPSE

OF THE SOVIET UNION.

ALL OVER THE

TELEVISION, YOU CAN FEEL

IT.

IT FEELS LIKE TENSIONS ARE

RISING.

George: FROM HIGH

SCHOOL STUDENTS IN GAS

MASKS, TO HUNDREDS IN

HAZMAT SUITS, TO RUSSIAN

MARINES REHEARSING ENEMY

INTERCEPTION.

POLLS HERE SHOW HALF OF

RUSSIA FEARS A NEW COLD

WAR WITH THE WEST HAS

ALREADY BEGUN.

Through Translator:

OF COURSE I'M WORRIED.

TO BE HONEST, I'M A LITTLE

BIT SCARED.

George: MUCH OF THE

HYSTERIA FUELED BY GROWING

TENSIONS BETWEEN RUSSIA

AND THE WEST OVER THE

ONGOING CRISIS IN SYRIA.

[GUNFIRE]

George: SYRIA'S ARMY,

BACKED BY RUSSIA'S AIR

FORCE, HAS BEEN POUNDING

REBEL AREAS OF EASTERN

ALEPPO FOR WEEKS.

BUT PRESIDENT VLADIMIR

PUTIN DEFENDS HIS

COUNTRY'S SUPPORT.

SAYING IT IS NECESSARY TO

DEFEAT ISLAMIC MILITANTS

IN SYRIA.

Through Translator:

WE KEEP HEARING ALEPPO,

ALEPPO, ALEPPO.

YES, BUT THE THING IS

EITHER KEEPING A TERRORIST

NEST THERE OR CRUSHING

THAT NEST, WHILE DOING

EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO

MINIMIZE

CIVILIAN

CASUALTIES.

George: WHILE POLLS

HERE SHOW A MAJORITY

SUPPORT MOSCOW'S PRESENCE

THERE, MANY BELIEVE THE

CONFLICT HAS HURT THE

COUNTRY'S GLOBAL STANDING.

IN EARLY OCTOBER, IT MOVED

A NUCLEAR CAPABLE MISSILE

SYSTEM CLOSE TO POLAND AND

LITHUANIA, WHILE HOLDING

SEVERAL DRILLS ON ITS

WESTERN BORDER.

THEN RUSSIA RELEASED THE

FIRST IMAGES ITS NEW

THERMAL NUCLEAR ARMED

BALLISTIC MUSCLE DUBBED

SATAN 2.

THEY SAID THE MISSILE

COULD DESTROY AN AREA THE

SIZE OF TEXAS OR FRANCE.

ALEXIS IS AN EDITOR OF A

MILITARY WEBSITE.

HE UNDERSTANDS WHY

RUSSIA'S NEIGHBORS ARE

WORRIED.

IF YOU KEEP A RIFLE AT

HOME, YOU KNOW YOU HAVE IT

AND YOU CAN USE IT IF

SOMETHING HAPPENS.

BUT IF YOU GO OUT ON THE

PORCH EVERY DAY AND PARADE

IT IN FRONT OF EVERYONE,

PEOPLE WILL START GIVING

YOU STRANGE LOOKS.

George: NATO IS

TAKING NOTICE.

BUILDING UP TROOPS IN

POLAND AND LATVIA.

THE U.S. AND BRITAIN ALSO

ANNOUNCED PLANS TO SEND

PLANES AND TANKS TO

EASTERN EUROPE NEXT YEAR,

JOINING A 4,000-MEMBER

GROUND FORCE IN THE BALTIC

STATES.

SOME SAY IT IS JUST

CHATTER, BUT OTHERS HAVE

SERIOUS CONCERNS ABOUT A

NEW COLD WAR THAT FEELS

LIKE IT IS WELL UNDER WAY.

GEORGE THOMAS, CBN NEWS,

MOSCOW.

Julian: AS IRAQI FORCES

CONTINUE TO FORCE ISIS OUT

OF MOSUL, THE TERROR GROUP

IS FIGHTING TO MAINTAIN

ITS HOLD ON THE CITY.

AS CHRIS MITCHELL REPORTS,

THE DEFENSIVE TO LIBERATE

MOSUL HAS CREATED A NEW

MOVEMENT, A NEW EXODUS OF

REFUGEES.

Chris: ALL RIGHT

THOUSANDS HAVE TRIED TO

ESCAPE IRAQ.

BEHIND ME IS ONE OF THE

MANY RESEARCHING CAMPS

THROUGHOUT NORTHERN IRAQ.

BUT EXPERTS WARN WHEN THE

CITY OF MOSUL FALLS, IT

COULD REPRESENT THE

GREATEST REFUGEE CRISIS IN

DECADES.

THERE IS A LOT OF

POTENTIAL FOR THIS TO BE

CATASTROPHIC ON THE HUMAN

SCALE.

Chris: MATTHEW, FROM

"SAMARITAN'S PURSE," SAYS

THE PEOPLE COME COMING OUT OF

MOSUL TODAY ARE DIFFERENT

FROM THOSE WHO FLED ISIS

IN 2014.

THE I.D. P.s WHO ARE

GOING TO BE COMING OUT OF

MOSUL HAVE LIVED TWO PLUS

YEARS UNDER THE CONTROL OF

ISIS.

THEY HAVE SEEN WHAT I

BELIEVE IS THE WORST

TERRORISM THE WORLD HAS

EVER SEEN AND HAVE BEEN

INFLUENCED BY ISIS.

Chris: HE SAYS THAT

MAKES THIS HUMANITARIAN

EFFORT FAR MORE DANGEROUS.

WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT A

MILLION PLUS PEOPLE BEING

DISPLACED HERE IN IRAQ, IT

DOESN'T TAKE LONG FOR YOU

TO UNDERSTAND THERE WILL

BE ISIS CELLS IN THOSE

GROUPS OF PEOPLE, WHICH

BRINGS IN A WHOLE NEW SET

OF CHALLENGES.

Chris: DESPITE THE

DANGER, HE SEES THE CRISIS

AS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE

CHURCH, ESPECIALLY WITH

THE YOUNG PEOPLE.

THESE YOUTH HAVE BEEN

WATCHING ISIS FOR THE LAST

TWO YEARS.

AND THEY KNOW WHAT THEY'RE

BEING TAUGHT BY ISIS.

AND THEY'RE ABOUT TO BE

DISPLACED INTO THE REGION.

AND THEY'RE GOING TO BE

WATCHING TO SEE WHO

RECEIVES THEM AND WHO

SERVES THEM.

AND SO WE HAVE TAKEN IT

UPON OURSELVES AS AN

ORGANIZATION, AND WE

BELIEVE THAT JESUS

COMMANDS US TO GIVE A

GLASS OF COLD WATER TO OUR

ENEMY AND TO SERVE.

AND SO WE WANT TO BE

THERE.

WE WANT TO BE THE HANDS

AND FEET OF JESUS CHRIST

WHEN THESE CHILDREN, AND

WHEN THESE ADULTS, WHETHER

IT IS CELLS OF ISIS OR

NOT, NEED US.

Chris: HE SAYS WHAT

IS NEEDED MOST NOW IS

PRAYER.

THE SITUATION IS

INCREDIBLY COMPLEX.

AND I WOULD ASK THE CHURCH

BACK IN AMERICA AND THE

WEST, FIRST AND FOREMOST,

TO PRAY.

WE DON'T HAVE ALL OF THE

ANSWERS.

WE DON'T KNOW HOW TO

REMAIN COMPLETELY SECURE.

THIS IS A DANGEROUS

CALLING.

BUT TIE WOUL I WOULD ASK FOR

PRAYERS FOR THE PEOPLE WHO

ARE GOING TO BE DISPLACED,

THAT GOD WOULD SOFTEN

THEIR HEARTS NOW, THAT

THEY WOULD BE RESIP TIFF RECEPTIVE TO

THE MESSAGE OF JESUS

CHRIST.

Julie: IT IS CLEAR

PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMPETER

WILTRUMP WILLHAVE HISTORY HANDS FULL

FROM DAY ONE.

HOW MANY REFUGEES AMERICA

LET'S IN IS CONTROVERSIAL.

NOW ONE EXPERT IS

SUGGESTING THAT HOW MANY

AND WHO GETS INVITED TO BE

LEFT UP TO THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE.

JENNIFER WISHON EXPLAINS.

Jennifer: THE UNITED

STATES HAS NOW WELCOMED

MORE THAN 13,000 REFUGEES

FLEEING SYRIA.

AMID ALL OF THE CONCERNS

ABOUT RADICAL ISLAMIC

INFILTRATORS, SOME SUGGEST

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SHOULD

HAVE A SAY IN WHO GETS IN.

IT IS OUR COUNTRY, OUR

HOUSE.

WE DECIDE TO WHOM TO OPEN

THE DOORS.

WE DECIDE TO WHOM TO OFFER

A MEAL AND MAYBE A

BEDROOM.

I THINK, OF COURSE, THAT

SHOULD GO WITHOUT SAYING,

BUT IT DOESN'T.

Jennifer: IN HIS

RECENT ARTICLE, "COMING TO

AMERICA," MAY WRITES HE

DISAGREES WITH THOSE WHO

WANT TO CLOSE OFF THE

BORDERS ENTIRELY, BUT SAYS

PRIORITIZING WHAT IS BEST

FOR AMERICA IS SMART

POLICY.

BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS

AND THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION HAVE

RECOGNIZED THAT GENOCIDE

IS TAKING PLACE IN THE

MIDDLE EAST.

GENOCIDE MEANS WHOLE

COMMUNITIES BEING TARGETED

FOR EXTERMINATION.

IT SEEMS TO ME ONCE YOU

AGREE AND UNDERSTAND THESE

COMMUNITIES ARE FACING

GENOCIDE, YOU NEED TO

PRIORITIZE THOSE

ADVISORIES.

THAT MEANS THAT GET TO THE

FRONT OF THE LINE.

Jennifer: IT IS AN

ACTION THAT RUNS COUNTER

TO U.S. POLICY, NOT TO

MENTION IMMORAL, WHEN YOU

CONSIDER THE LESSONS OF

WORLD WAR II, BOSNIA, AND

RWANDA.

INSTEAD, THE U.S. HAS

DESIGNATED CHRISTIANS IN

SYRIA AND NORTHERN IRAQ AS

SUFFERING, BUT TOLD THEM

THEY'LL HAVE TO GET IN

LINE.

EVEN THAT ISN'T AS EASY AS

IT MAY SOUND.

THEY'RE AFRAID TO GO TO

THE CAMPS THE U.N. HAS SET

UP.

IT IS NOT THE U.N.'s

FAULT EXACTLY, BUT THEY'RE

NOT PROTECTED FROM ISLAMIC

STATE INFILTRATORS AND

GANGS.

Jennifer: SOME

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ARE

WORKING ON GIVING

CHRISTIANS ALTERNATIVE

ROUTES INTO THE U.S.

IN THE MEANTIME, THOUGH,

ALLOWING MORE CHRISTIAN

REFUGEES COULD GIVE

AMERICANS MORE PEACE OF

MIND.

al-QAEDA, THE ISLAMIC

STATE, THEY'RE NOT EQUAL

OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERS.

CHRISTIANS ARE NOT GOING

TO COME HERE IN ORDER TO

BECOME SUICIDE BOMBERS FOR

ISIS OR al-QAEDA.

THAT DOESN'T WORK THAT

WAY.

Jennifer: THE

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES IN

THE MIDDLE EAST NOW UNDER

ATTACK HAVE SURVIVED

CENTURIES OF HARDSHIPS,

AND MAY SAYS THE IDEA THEY

COULD BE WIPED OUT IN A

GENERATION IS TERRIBLE.

JENNIFER WISHON, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Julie: UP NEXT, DOES

TRUMP'S ELECTION SIGNAL

THE END OF THE TW TWO-STATE

SOLUTION TO THE

ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN

CONFLICT?

Julie: WELCOME BACK

TO "JERUSALEM DATELINE."

DONALD TRUMP'S ELECTION

HAS FUELED SPECULATION

ABOUT RELATIONS WITH THE

MIDDLE EAST, AND

PARTICULARLY IN ISRAEL.

I FOUND OUT THAT SOME ARE

SAYING IT WOULD BE A GOOD

TIME TO OVERHAUL THE

ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN PEACE

PROCESS.

MANY ISRAELIS HOPE AN IN

COMING TRUMP

ADMINISTRATION WILL LEAD

TO A MAJOR CHANGE IN

ADDRESSING THE

ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN

CONFLICT.

THE COMBINATION OF THE

CHANGES IN THE UNITED

STATES, IN EUROPE, AND THE

REGION, PROVIDE ISRAEL

WITH A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY

TO RESET AND RE-THINK

EVERYTHING.

Julie: SINCE THE 1993

OSLO

ACCORDS, ISRAEL AND

THE PALESTINIAN AIMED TO

RESOLVE THEIR CONFLICT BY

ESTABLISHING A PALESTINIAN

STATE IN BIBLICAL JUDEA

AND SAMARIA, ALSO KNOWN AS

THE WEST BANK.

THAT DIRECTION WOULD

ULTIMATELY LEAD TO A

DIVIDED JERUSALEM AND THE

EVICTION OF THOUSANDS OF

ISRAELIS.

ISRAELI EDUCATION MINISTER

NAFTALI BENNETT, HOWEVER,

RAISED THE STAKES WHEN HE

SAID TRUMP'S ELECTION

COULD SIGNAL THE END OF@

THE TWO-STATE SOLUTION.

IT IS NO SECRET THAT I

THINK THAT THE NOTION OF

SETTING UP A PALESTINE IN

THE HEART OF ISRAEL IS A

PROFOUND MISTAKE.

WE HAVE TO BRING

ALTERNATIVE NEW IDEAS

INSTEAD OF THE PALESTINIAN

STATE APPROACH.

Julie: DESPITE YEARS

OF COUNTLESS FAILURES,

INCLUDING VIOLENT

PALESTINIAN UPRISINGS,

ROCKET ATTACKS ON ISRAEL

AND WAR IN GAZA, THE

NOTION OF THE TWO-STATE

SOLUTION REMAINS.

SIGNS OF THAT SITUATION

POSSIBLY CHANGING INCLUDE

COMMENTS FROM TRUMP'S

ADVISOR, SAYING THAT

ISRAELI SETTLEMENTS IN

JUDEA ARE NOT A STUMBLING

BLOCK TO PEACE.

TRUMP RECOGNIZED JERUSALEM

IS ISRAEL'S CAPITAL.

FORMER AMBASSADOR

RAVANOVICH BELIEVES SUCH A

MOVE WOULD BE MET WE MIXED

EMOTIONS.

THERE WOULD BE

HAPPINESS ON THE ISRAELI

SIDE.

THERE WOULD BE UNHAPPINESS

ON THE PALESTINIAN SIDE.

Julie: THIS MAN TELLS

CBN NEWS WASHINGTON NEEDS

A FRESH ANALYSIS OF THE

ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN

CONFLICT.

THERE WOULD HAVE TO BE

AN ASSESSMENT OF WHAT

DIDN'T WORK WITH THE

PALESTINIANS IN THE

PREVIOUS ATTEMPTS, AND TO

COME UP WITH A NEW

PARADIGM THAT MAY BE MORE

SUCCESSFUL IN ATTAINING A

SOLUTION TO THESE EARLY

PALESTINIAN CONFLICTS.

Julie: IRAN SAYS IT

IS IMPORTANT THE NEW

PRESIDENT FINDS NEW WAYS

TO PRO SOLVE THE CONFLICT.

IN ISRAEL, THE FEELING IS

PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU

SHOULD PUSH THE NEW

PRESIDENT FOR CHANGE

BECAUSE NO ONE IS MORE

PRO-ISRAEL THAN THE

ISRAELI PEOPLE WHO LIVE

HERE.

> COMING UP...

EVERYONE ELSE, EXCEPT

FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE,

SEEM TO HAVE HUMAN RIGHTS

IN EUROPE.

Julie: ...HOW ONE

GROUP IS STANDING UP FOR

ISRAEL IN EUROPE AND THE

Julie: WELCOME BACK.

THOMAS SINDEL HEADS THE

EUROPEAN COALITION FOR

ISRAEL.

THAT ORGANIZATION PROMOTES

CLOSER TIES BETWEEN ISRAEL

AND THE EUROPEAN UNION AND

FIGHTS ANTI-SEMITISM IN

EUROPE AND AT THE U.N.

I SPOKE WITH HIM RECENTLY

HERE IN JERUSALEM ABOUT

SOME OF THE CHALLENGES

THAT ISRAEL IS FACING.

THOMAS, WELCOME TO

"JERUSALEM DATELINE."

THANK YOU.

Julie: EUROPE IS KIND

OF A HOSTILE PLACE

SOMETIMES FOR ISRAEL.

YOU WORK ON ISRAEL'S

BEHALF.

CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE

ABOUT WHAT YOU'RE DOING ON

BEHALF OF ISRAEL IN

EUROPE?

A LOT OF THE FOREIGN

POWER POLICY IS

CONCENTRATED TO BRUSSELS.

BY BEING THERE ON THE

GROUND, BY ENGAGING WITH

THE POLICY-MAKERS,

PRESENTING THEM WITH

FACTS, ISSUES, BRIEFS, AND

ALSO OFFERING ALTERNATIVE

SCENARIOS THAT THEY DON'T

GET FROM ANYONE ELSE --

Julie: WHAT WOULD YOU

SAY IS THE BIGGEST THREAT

FACING ISRAEL, COMING FROM

EUROPE?

I THINK THERE ARE A

NUMBER OF DIFFERENT

THREATS.

ONE IS VERY OBVIOUS, WHEN

YOU LOOK AT THE

DEMOGRAPHICS AND THE

MIGRATION CRISIS, THE

THREATS OF RADICAL ISLAM,

BUT APART FROM THAT, THERE

IS SOMETHING I SOMETIMES

CALL SOPHISTICATED

ANTI-SEMITISM, WHICH COMES

FROM CORNERS OF SOCIETY

WHERE THEY TRY TO BE

CHAMPIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS,

BUT THEY HAVE A VERY

STRANGE UNDERSTANDING OF

HUMAN RIGHTS.

THEY WOULD SAY

CIRCUMCISIONS OF JEWISH

BABIES IS AGAINST THE

RIGHTS OF A BABY.

AND ALSO WHEN IT COMES TO

SLAUGHTER, THIS IS AGAINST

THE RIGHTS OF ANIMALS.

SO EVERYONE ELSE, EXCEPT

FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE,

SEEM TO HAVE JEWIS HUMAN RIGHTS

IN.

JulieEUROPE.

Julie: THE BOYCOTT

MOVEMENT, WHERE IS IT NOW?

IS IT ADVANCING?

I THINK THE GOOD NEWS

IS THERE ARE SOME MAJOR

PUSHBACKS.

THE HIGH COURT OF FRANCE

HAS DECIDED AND DETERMINED

THAT THIS IS ILLEGAL.

IT IS AGAINST

INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW.

IT IS AGAINST

INTERNATIONAL LAW.

YOU ALSO HAVE MORE

POLITICAL DECLARATION.

AND THEY CAME OUT WITH A

STATEMENT TO SAY THAT ANY

MUNICIPALITY THAT WANTS TO

BOYCOTT ISRAEL WILL HAVE

TO FACE THE CONSEQUENCES

AND ALSO BE TARGETED FOR

SANCTIONING FROM THE

GOVERNMENT IN LONDON.

NEVERTHELESS, HAVING SAID

THAT, THERE IS A STRONG

UNDERCURRENT IN EUROPE.

AND WHEN WE SPOKE WITH THE

PRIME MINISTER, I

EXPLAINED AND I SAID,

LISTEN, THIS IS A SMALL

MINORITY, BUT IT IS A

VOCAL MINORITY, AND IT IS

A VERY WELL-FUNDED

MINORITY, AND FUNDED ALSO

WITH E.U. TAX MONEY.

THIS IS ALSO WHY WE

STARTED THIS EUROPEAN

COALITION FOR ISRAEL

BECAUSE WE FELT AT THAT

TIME THERE WERE MANY

CHRISTIANS WHO GOT THE

ISRAELI MESSAGE, BUT

MOSTLY IT STAYED WITHIN

THE FOUR WALLS OF THE

CHURCH.

AS EUROPEANS, WE HAVE TO

LOOK BACK TO WHAT HAPPENED

IN THE 1930s, AND

REALIZE THAT EUROPE AND

GERMANY WAS MUCH MORE

CHRISTIAN AT THAT TIME.

AND STILL THE GREATEST

CRIME AGAINST THE JEWISH

PEOPLE COULD HAPPEN IN A

CHRISTIAN ENVIRONMENT.

SO WE SAY THAT IT IS NOT

EVEN A MATTER OF HOW MANY

WE ARE.

BUT IF THERE IS A GROUP OF

PEOPLE WHO DARE TO GO TO

THE PLACES WHICH ARE THE

TOUGH PLACES POLITICALLY,

SPIRITUALLY, LIKE

BRUSSELS, LIKE NEW YORK,

LIKE OTHER EUROPEAN

CAPITALS, THIS IS WHERE WE

ARE NEEDED.

Julie: WE'VE SEEN IN

THE MIDDLE EAST IN THE

LAST COUPLE OF YEARS, WITH

THE RISE OF ISIS,

COUNTRIES LIKE EGYPT AND

SAUDI ARABIA SUDDENLY

APPRECIATING ISRAEL AND

ASKING ISRAEL FOR HELP.

I WONDERED IF THAT MIGHT

BE SOMETHING THAT MIGHT

WORK IN ISRAEL'S FAVOR IN

EUROPE.

BEHIND THE SCENES, WE

SEE THIS VERY POSITIVE

DEVELOPMENT.

BUT ON THE OTHER HAND, AND

I'M QUOTING THE PRIME

MINISTER, WHO SAID THAT

THE WORLD IS CHANGING

DRAMATICALLY, AND ISRAEL

HAS NEW FRIENDS IN ASIA

AND LATIN-AMERICA AND

AFRICA.

AND SO WHY IS IT THAT WHAT

WE CONSIDERED OUR CLOSEST

FRIENDS ARE STILL STABBING

US IN THE BACK.

AND THERE IS THIS LITTLE

CLICK IN BRUSSELS, IN DEEP

CIRCLES, WHO FOR SOME

REASON ARE VERY OBSESSED

WITH ISRAEL AND WITH

FIXING THE MIDDLE EAST,

BUT WHO DON'T REALLY CARE

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE WIDER

REGION, AND DON'T CARE

ABOUT THE CHRISTIANS WHO

ARE BEING SLAUGHTERED.

WE HAVE SEEN THIS AS AN

EDUCATIONAL CHALLENGE FOR

US, TO BRING THESE FACTS

TO THE LEADERS IN A WAY

THEY CAN UNDERSTAND.

SO IN 2010, TOGETHER WITH

CBN, WE WERE IN SAN RAMO,

TO CELEBRATE THE 90th8

ANNIVERSARY OF THE SAN

RAMO.

MOST HAVE NOT HEARD ABOUT

SAN RAMO OR THE LIBERATION

OF PALESTINE.

THEIR SENSE OF HISTORY

STARTS IN 1967, WHEN

SUDDENLY THE ISRAELIS CAME

AND TOOK ALL OF THE LAND

OF THE PALESTINIANS, OR

EVEN THEIR CONCEPT OF WHAT

HAPPENED IN 1948 IS VERY

DISTORTED AND POLITICIZED.

I ALWAYS SAY THAT EACH

TIME WE GO INTO A MEETING,

WE ALWAYS COME OUT HAVING

ACHIEVED SOMETHING BECAUSE

THE FACTS ARE ON OUR SIDE.

IT IS THAT SIMPLE.

Julie: ONE SYRIAN

REFUGEE CHILD HAILS A

TRIUMPH, WHEN WE COME

BACK.

Julie: WELCOME BACK.

NORA DEAN IS A SYRIAN BOY

LIVING WITH HIS FAMILY IN

A REFUGEE CAMP IN LEBANON.

AS IF THE STRUGGLES OF

LIVING IN A REFUGEE CAMP

WEREN'T ENOUGH, HE SUFFERS

FROM A CONDITION THAT

MAKES IT HARD FOR HIM TO

SPEAK AND MAKE FRIENDS.

HERE IS HOW CHRISTIANS

HELPED.

Reporter: IN THE

REFUGEE CAMP WHERE HIS

FAMILY LIVES, NORA DEAN

WALKS ALONE.

HE WAS BORN WITH A

DEFORMITY OF HIS TONGUE

AND HAS TROUBLE SPEAKING.

HE CAME HOME CRYING ALL

THE TIME BECAUSE THE OTHER

CHILDREN LAUGHED AT HIM.

EVEN THE ADULTS TEASED

HIM.

HE HATED THE WHOLE WORLD,

AND THAT MADE ME CRY, TOO.

Reporter: NORA DEAN'S

MOTHER TOLD ME THAT AFTER

ESCAPING THE BOMBINGS OF

THE CIVIL WAR IN SYRIA,

THEY CAME TO LEBANON WITH

NEXT TO NOTHING.

THE LEBANESE GOVERNMENT

KEEPS US FROM MOVING.

WE CAN'T FIND GOOD JOBS,

BUT WE STILL HAVE TO PAY

RENT.

WE NEVER LIVED LIKE THIS.

AND WE COULD NEVER SAVE

ENOUGH MONEY TO HELP NORA

DEAN.

Reporter: THEN "HEART

FOR LEBANON," WHICH IS

SUPPORTED BY CBN, WENT TO

NORRA DEAN'S CAMP AND MET

HIS FAMILY.

WE PAID FOR THE SURGERY HE

NEEDED FOR HIS TONGUE.

I WAS SO EXCITED.

AFTER THE SURGERY, I COULD

SPEAK NORMALLY.

THE OTHER KIDS NOTICED

RIGHT AWAY, AND THAT MADE

ME REALLY HAPPY.

Reporter: NORA DEAN

NOW GOES TO SCHOOL AT THE

"HEART FOR LEBANON" HOPE

CENTER, WHERE HE IS

EXCELLING IN MATH AND

ENGLISH.

I LOVE COMING TO SCHOOL

BECAUSE I GET TO LEARN

ABOUT NEW THINGS.

AND THE TEACHERS TAKE GOOD

CARE OF US.

AND I GET TO PLAY WITH ALL

OF MY FRIENDS.

WHEN I HEARD NORA DEAN

SPEAKING BETTER AFTER THE

SURGERY, I THANKED GOD.

HE IS SO HAPPY NOW.

SEEING HIM GOING TO THIS

FANTASTIC SCHOOL IS

AMAZING.

BECAUSE OF THE WAR, MY

CHILDREN MISSED SO MUCH

SCHOOL.

BUT NOW THEY ARE LEARNING

AGAIN AND DOING GREAT.

Reporter: THE KIDS AT

THE HOPE CENTER ALSO GET

TO WATCH "SUPERBOOK" IN

ARABIC.

I REALLY LIKE HEARING

NEW BIBLE STORIES.

I GO HOME AND TELL THEM TO

MY FAMILY AND TALK ABOUT

HOW JESUS LOVES US.

EVERY DAY I THANK GOD FOR

TAKING CARE OF US AND FOR

SENDING HIS SON TO TAKE

AWAY MY SINS.

Reporter: CBN AND

HEART FOR LEBANON GIVE

FOOD EVERY MONTH TO HIS

FAMILY AND THOUSANDS OF

OTHER REFUGEES.

I CAN'T IMAGINE WHAT WE

WOULD DO WITHOUT "HEART

FOR LEBANON" AND CBN.

I REALLY LOVE THEM.

I GET EXCITED KNOWING

THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE

WHO CARE ABOUT US.

THANK YOU FOR HELPING

ME AND MY FAMILY.

I LOVE YOU.

Julie: IT IS

INSPIRING TO SEE HOW

CHRISTIANS CAN HELP.

AND REMEMBER, NO MATTER

HOW HARD THINGS GET IN THE

WORLD, THE GOD WHO WATCHES

OVER ISRAEL AND YOU AND ME

NEITHER SLUMBERS NOR

SLEEPS.

> THAT'S IT FOR THIS

EDITION.

REMEMBER YOU CAN FOLLOW US

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I'M JULIE STAAL, AND WE'LL

SEE YOU NEXT TIME ON

"JERUSALEM DATELINE."

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