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Jerusalem Dateline: 1/13/17 72 Nations Gather in Paris to Decide Israel’s Future

This week on Jerusalem Dateline: 72 nations meet in Paris to decide Israel’s future; plus terror strikes Jerusalem again killing four; and Mike Huckabee addresses what new U.S. admin means for Israel; and the passing of a very special friend ... Read Transcript


Chris: THIS WEEK ON

"JERUSALEM DATELINE," MORE

THAN 70 NATIONS GATHER IN

PARIS TO DECIDE THE FUTURE

OF ISRAEL.

> PLUS...TERROR STRIKES

JERUSALEM AGAIN, THIS TIME

KILLING FOUR AND WOUNDING

MANY MORE.

AND MIKE HUCKABEE

DROITIONDRESSES THE CHANGING OF

THE GUARD.

HELLO, AND WELCOME TO

THIS EDITION OF "JERUSALEM

DATELINE."

I'M CHRIS MITCHELL.

SECRETARY OF STATE, JOHN

KERRY, ALONG WITH DOZEN OF

WESTERN AND ARAB OFFICIALS

WILL MEET IN PARIS ON

JANUARY 15th, AND

THEY'LL LOOK FOR A

SOLUTION TO THE

ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN

CONFLICT, BUT THEY'RE

WITHOUT TWO VERY KEY

PLAYERS.

NOTICEABLY ABSENT FROM THE

SO-CALLED PARIS PEACE

CONFERENCE ARE THE MAIN

PLAYERS: ISRAEL AND THE

PALESTINIAN.

THE ONLY WAY TO REACH

TRUE CO-EXISTENCE BETWEEN

ISRAELIS AND PALESTINIAN

IS BY DIRECT NEGOTIATION.

Chris: THE SECRETARY

DIRECTOR OF FOREIGN

MINISTRY SAYS THERE IS

CLEAR PROOF THAT DIRECT

TALKS CAN WORK WITHOUT

INTERFERENCE FROM THIRD

PARTIES.

WE REACHED PEACE WITH

TWO OF OUR NEIGHBORS,

EGYPT AND JORDAN, WITH

DIRECT NEGOTIATION.

Chris: ORGANIZERS

WANT TO BRING

REPRESENTATIVES FROM MORE

THAN 70 COUNTRIES TO TALK

ABOUT A PEACE RESOLUTION,

AND THEN INVITE ISRAEL AND

THE PALESTINIANS.

AND THOSE CONFERENCES

ARE GIVING THE ILLUSION TO

THE PALESTINIAN SIDE THAT

THE INTERNATIONAL

COMMUNITY CAN SOLVE THE

PROBLEM AND GIVE THEM ALL

THAT THEY WANT WITHOUT

SPEAKING TO THE ISRAELI

SIDE.

IT IS A FARCE.

THERE IS NO PEACE

CONFERENCE IN PARIS.

THERE IS AN ATTEMPT TO

FORCE ISRAEL TO GIVE UP

OUR OWN CAPITAL OF

JERUSALEM, TO SURRENDER

OUR OWN LAND TO RADICAL

ISLAM.

Chris: THE ISRAELI

NEWSPAPER HA ARAT REPORTS

IT OBTAINED A DRAFT OF THE

FINAL DECLARATION FOR THE

CONFLICT.

IT ACCEPTS RESOLUTION

2334, WHICH CONDEMNS

SETTLEMENT ACTIVITY,

INCITEMENT AND VIOLENCE.

IT WANTS TO DISAVOW

OFFICIAL VOICES THAT

REJECT THE TWO-STATE

SOLUTION.

ONE THE VOICES, NEFTALI

BENNETT.

THEY DON'T ACCEPT THE

LAND THAT THIS IS OUR LAND

OF 4,000 YEARS.

THEY WANT TO ANNIHILATE

THIS JEWISH STATE.

Chris: WHILE THE

WORLD WATCHES PARIS AND

WAITS FOR A TRUMP

ADMINISTRATION, ISRAEL

WORRIES THAT PRESIDENT

OBAMA MIGHT HAVE ONE CARD

LEFT TO PLAY AT THE U.N.

THE CONCERN IS THAT IT

MIGHT COME IN ANOTHER

RESOLUTION.

THIS ONE RECOGNIZING A

PALESTINIAN STATE WITHOUT

ISRAEL'S CONSENT.

SOME EXPERTS SAY THE U.N.

RESOLUTION THAT PRECEDED

THE PARIS PEACE CONFERENCE

GAVE A TAIL WIND TO

TERROR.

JERUSALEM EXPERIENCED THAT

WHEN A DEADLY TERROR

ATTACK KILLED FOREISRAELI

SOLDIERS, INCLUDING THREE

WOMEN CADETS, AND INJURED

17 OTHERS.

JOHN WAGGI HAS THAT STORY.

Reporter: POLICE CALL

IT ONE OF THE WORST TERROR

ATTACKS IN JERUSALEM IN

MORE THAN A YEAR.

WE KNOW HE DELIBERATELY

DROVE THAT VEHICLE, THE

TRUCK, INTO THE GROUP OF

THE SOLDIERS HE SAW THAT

JUST GOT OFF THE BUS.

IT WAS DEFINITELY A

TERRORIST ATTACK.

Reporter: ONE VIDEO

SHOWS THE DRIVER BARRELING

UP OVER THE CURB AND

DRIVING THROUGH THE

SOLDIERS, AND THEN BACKING

UP AT HIGH SPEED IN ORDER

TO RUN OVER MORE PEOPLE

BEFORE AUTHORITIES SHOT

AND KILLED HIM.

IT HAPPENED AS ABOUT 200

SOLDIERS PARTICIPATED IN A

FIELD DAY.

AND I WAS DOWNSTAIRS

WITH MY GROUP, ANOTHER

GROUP OF SOLDIERS.

AND WE JUST HEARD WHAT WAS

GOING ON, AND IT WAS VERY

FRIGHTENING.

EVERYONE RAN AWAY AND

TRIED TO FIND A PLACE TO

HIDE.

AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I

DID.

WHEN WE ARRIVED ON THE

SCENE, THERE WERE A NUMBER

OF VICTIMS BOTH TRAPPED

UNDERNEATH THE FRONT OF

THE TRUCK, AS WELL AS NEXT

TO THE TRUCK.

AND WE BEGAN TO TREAT

THEM.

THE SITUATION, LIKE ALL

TERROR ATTACKS, NO MATTER

HOW MUCH YOU PREPARE, IT

WAS MAYHEM.

THAT IS WHAT IT IS LIKE.

Chris: ISRAELI PRIME

MINISTER BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU AND THE DEFENSE

MINISTER VISITED THE

SCENE.

THIS IS PART OF THE

SAME PATTERN INSPIRED BY

ISLAMIC STATE, BY ISIS.

AS WE SAW IN FRANCE AND

THEN IN GERMANY AND NOW IN

JERUSALEM.

IT IS PART OF THE SAME

ONGOING BATTLE AGAINST

THIS GLOBAL SCURGE OF THE

NEW TERRORISM.

WE CAN ONLY FIGHT IT

TOGETHER, BUT WE HAVE TO

FIGHT IT.

AND WE WILL.

Reporter: THE

ATTACKER CAME FROM THE

EASTERN JERUSALEM

NEIGHBORHOOD OF JABEL

MUWABER, HOME TO OTHER

TERRORISTS IN THE PAST.

PALESTINIANS CELEBRATED

THE ATTACK IN GAZA.

HAMS DECLARED THE ATTACK

HEROIC, AND SAID IT SHOWED

THEY WOULD NOT STOP

PURSUING JIHAD.

MANY FEAR TERRORISM WILL

ONLY INCREASE FOLLOWING

THE U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL

RESOLUTION CONDEMNING

ISRAELI SETTLEMENTS IN THE

WEST BANK.

JOHN WAGGI, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Chris: THE PARIS

PEACE CONFERENCE IS NOT

THE FIRST TIME

PALESTINIANS HAVE TRIED TO

PURSUE THEIR INDEPENDENT

STATEHOOD THROUGH

INTERNATIONAL MEANS

INSTEAD OF THROUGH

NEGOTIATIONS.

THEY'RE CLAIMING THE LAND

KNOWN AS THE WEST BANK,

BUT AS WE SEE HERE, THAT

AREA CARRIES A HISTORY

THAT STARTED LONG BEFORE

THE WORLD EVER HEARD OF

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'S 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, AND THAT'S

WHERE IT ALL STARTED.

THAT'S WHERE ABRAHAM

WALKED.

THAT'S WHERE ISAAC AND

JACOB SLEPT.

Chris: JORDAN TOOK

OVER THE WEST BANK

FOLLOWING THE 1948 ISRAELI

ARAB WAR.

ABOUT 20 YEARS LATER,

ISRAEL GAINED CONTROL OVER

THE 1967 SIX-DAY WAR.

1.9 MILLION PALESTINIANS,

AND 360,000 ISRAELIS JEWS

LIVE HERE.

NOW THIS 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 HERE.

ALONG THIS ROAD, JESUS MET

WITH A SAMARITAN WOMAN.

IT IS ALONG THIS ROAD THAT

HE DECLARED TO HER WHO HE

WAS.

Chris: SOME BIBLICAL

HIGHLIGHTS ALONG THIS ROAD

ARE PRESENT DAY JEWISH

COMMUNITIES.

THEY INCLUDE JERUSALEM AND

SHILO, HOME OF THE FIRST

JEWISH TABERNACLE.

THIS ISRAELI PARK IS NEAR

ANATOT.

ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE,

THIS IS WHERE GOD TOLD

JEREMIAH TO BUY A PIECE OF

LAND AND BURY THE DEED IN

A CLAY PEOPLE, AS A SIGN

THE JEWISH PEOPLE WILL

RETURN TO THE LAND.

HE SAID, I WANT YOU TO

BUY FROM YOUR UNCLE A

PIECE OF LAND IN ANATOT,

AND WILL YOU DO IT UP

LEGALLY WITH A SEAL AND A

DEED AND A TITLE, AND PUT

IT IN A CLAY POT?

Chris: DESPITE THE

SIGNIFICANCE, YOU WON'T

SEE MANY VISITORS, THAT'S

BECAUSE CITIES ARE UNDER

PALESTINIAN ARAB CONTROL.

IN FACT, THE ONLY AREAS

FREQUENTED BY TERRORISTS TOURISTS ARE

BETHLEHEM AND JERICHO.

HOLY SITES,

UNFORTUNATELY, TIME AND

AGAIN ARE RUINED.

Chris: FOR EXAMPLE,

LONG TIME

ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN

AGREEMENTS PROTECTED

JOVEN'S TOMB IN NABLUS AS

A JEWISH HOLY SITE.

PALESTINIANS FORCED OUT

THE JEWISH STUDY CENTER

THERE AND RANSACKED THE

PLACE.

A FEW MONTHS AGO, A

PALESTINIAN POLICEMAN

KILLED A JEWISH WORSHIPPER

THERE.

ISRAEL CALLED IT A TERROR

ATTACK.

OTHER ATTACKS INCLUDE

RACHEL'S TOMB.

WHILE SOME ISRAELIS WOULD

BE WILLING TO SWAP JUDEA,

SAMARIA, AND THIS BIBLICAL

HERITAGE FOR PEACE,

NEFTALI BENNETT OBJECTS.

THE SOURCE OF THE BIBLE

IS HERE.

IF GOD FORBID WE UPROOT

OURSELVES, THERE WILL

NEVER BE PEACE.

THEY WILL SAY, THESE JEWS

DO NOT FEEL ANY

CONNECTION, SO WHY NOT

JUST WIPE THEM OUT ALL

TOGETHER.

IF WE'RE NOT IN JERUSALEM

ARE BETHEL, WE WON'T BE IN

TEL AVIV.

Chris: BUYE 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.

HE HAS GIVEN IT TO ISRAEL

TO BE THE STEWARD OF THIS

LAND.

AT LEAST WE CAN DO IS

RESPECT GOD'S CHOOSING.

Chris: COMING UP,

FORMER GOVERNOR MIKE

HUCKABEE SAYS OBAMA IS

LEAVING THE WHITE HOUSE

AND THE WORLD IN A MES.

Chris: WELCOME BACK.

FORMER GOVERNOR MIKE

HUCKABEE IS A GREAT FRIEND

OF ISRAEL.

I SAT DOWN WITH THE

GOVERNOR IN JERUSALEM

RECENTLY AND ASKED HIM

ABOUT HOW HE THINKS

RELATIONS WILL BE BETWEEN

THE INCOMING TRUMP

ADMINISTRATION AND THE

JEWISH STATE.

> GOVERNOR HUCKABEE,

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US

ON CBN NEWS.

GREAT TO BE BACK.

Chris: WHAT IS YOUR

REACTION TO THE U.N.

RESOLUTION, 2334, THAT THE

UNITED STATES ABSTAINED?

IT WAS EMBARRASSING

THAT THE UNITED STATES

ABSTAINED.

I THINK IT WAS ALMOST

UNFORGIVABLE, THAT THEY

DID NOT STAND WITH ISRAEL

IN WHAT WAS AN

ANTI-SEMITIC ACT OF HATE

ON THE PART OF THE U.N.

AND I FELT LIKE THAT JOHN

KERRY'S RATIONALE FOR

REALLY MAKING ISRAEL THE

WHIPPING BOY OF THE UNITED

NATIONS WAS BENEATH THE

PRINCIPLES OF THE UNITED

STATES.

Chris: AND WHAT

CONSEQUENCES DO YOU THINK

THERE MIGHT BE FOR ISRAEL,

AND ESPECIALLY HERE IN THE

CITY OF JERUSALEM?

I BELIEVE ULTIMATELY IT

WILL BE REVERSED.

I EXPECT THAT DONALD TRUMP

AND HIS ADMINISTRATION

WILL MAKE IT VERY CLEAR

THAT IF THIS KIND OF

ACTION AGAINST ONE OF OUR

ALLIES IS GOING TO STAND,

AN ANTI-SEMITIC ACT OF

HATE, IF NECESSARY, I'D

LIKE TO SEE THE

PRESIDENT-ELECT SAY WE'LL

PULL OUT OF THE U.N.

WE PROVIDE ALMOST 25% OF

ALL THE SUPPORT FOR THE

ENTIRE ORGANIZATION.

Chris: DO YOU SEE A

CONCERN BEFORE

JANUARY 20th, THAT THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WILL

TRY TO GO ONE MORE TIME TO

THE U.M.SECURITY COUNCIL?

I THINK WE'RE ALL

CONCERNED THIS IS AN

ADMINISTRATION THAT IS

LIKE A RENTER, THAT IS

GETTING READY TO VACATE

THE APARTMENT, BUT BEFORE

HE DOES, HE BREAKS EVERY

WINDOW, PULLS THE PLUMBING

OUT OF THE WALLS AND

PUNCHES HOLES IN THE

CEILING, JUST TO LEAVE AS

BIG A MESS AS POSSIBLE FOR

THE NEW TENANT THAT IS

COMING IN.

THAT'S PETULANT, AND IT IS

ALSO BENEATH THE DIGNITY

OF THE OFFICE OF THE

PRESIDENCY.

BECAUSE PRESIDENTS

HISTORICALLY DON'T TRY TO

MAKE MAJOR LONG-TERM

POLICY SHIFTS THAT WILL

ENCUMBER FUTURE

ADMINISTRATIONS.

Chris: AND HOW WOULD

YOU DESCRIBE WHAT YOU

BELIEVE WILL BE THE

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AND

ISRAEL?

THERE WILL BE A NEW

LEVEL OF CANDOR AND I

THINK WILLINGNESS TO

DISCUSS ISSUES HONESTLY.

AND BOTH SIDES WILL FEEL

THAT THERE LOOKING AFTER

THE BEST INTERESTS OF

THEIR COUNTRIES AND OF

THEIR ALLY.

Chris: WHAT DO YOU

THINK ABOUT THE PROPOSAL

THAT THE TRUMP

ADMINISTRATION WILL MOVE

THE U.S. EMBASSY TO

JERUSALEM?

IT IS THE LAW OF THE

UNITED STATES THAT OUR

EMBASSY WOULD BE LOCATED

IN JERUSALEM, AND HAS BEEN

SINCE 1995.

AND EVERY PRESIDENT HAS

PUSHED THAT DECISION OFF,

ALWAYS WITH THE THING OF,

WELL, IT MIGHT NOT BE

RECEIVED REAL WELL.

WELL, WHY DO WE ALWAYS ACT

ACCORDING TO THE PRESSURE

OF PEOPLE WHO WOULD COMMIT

TERRORIST ACTS?

WHY DON'T WE ACT ACCORDING

TO WHAT IS BEST, WHAT IS

RIGHT.

Chris: DO YOU SEE A

CHANGE IN HOW THEY RELATE

TO THE, QUOTE, UNQUOTE,

WEST BANK?

YES, I DO.

FOR ONE THING, THE TRUMP

ADMINISTRATION WILL CALL

IT BY ITS PROPER NAME,

JUDEA AND SAMARIA.

I DON'T THINK YOU'LL HEAR

THE TERM "OCCUPIED."

ISRAEL WAS OCCUPIED

BEFORE, BUT IT WAS

OCCUPIED BY THE ROMANS,

THE TURKS, THE SYRIANS,

BUT IT IS OWNED BY THE

JEWS.

AND THE FACT THEY'RE

LIVING HERE, WELL, THAT'S

APPROPRIATE.

THIS HAS BEEN THEIR

INDIGENOUS, HISTORICAL,

BIBLICAL, AND POLITICAL

HOMELAND.

FOR US TO TRY TO PRO TEND PROTEND

THAT SOMEBODY ELSE HAS A

CLAIM IS NONSENSE.

Chris: ANY OTHER

THOUGHTS, GOVERNOR?

I'M VERY OPTMISTIC

ABOUT THESE NEXT FEW

YEARS.

I BELIEVE IT WILL

DRAMATICALLY IMPROVE THE

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN

ISRAEL AND THE UNITED

STATES, ONE THAT'S BASED

ON TRUST AND MUTUAL

INTEREST TO COMBAT

TERRORISM AND EVIL.

AND TO STAND FOR THINGS

THAT REALLY MATTER TO THE

FOUNDATION OF A SOCIETY.

Chris: COMING UP, A

STATE-OF-THE-ART MUSEUM

TELLS THE STORY OF

CHRISTIAN ZIONIST HELP OF

Chris: WELCOME BACK

TO "JERUSALEM DATELINE."

FEW PEOPLE MAY REALIZE

THAT CHRISTIANS PLAYED A

MAJOR ROLE IN THE

FORMATION OF THE MODERN

STATE OF ISRAEL.

BUT A STATE-OF-THE-ART

MUSEUM IN ISRAEL TELLS

THIS HIDDEN HISTORY.

THE MUSEUM HAS STUNNING

AERIALS OF ISRAEL, WHILE A

MAP TRACES THE LAND GIVEN

BY GOD TO THE 12 TRIBES,

ALL SET TO ORIGINALLY

SCORED MUSIC.

THE MUSEUM USES

STATE-OF-THE-ART

TECHNOLOGY.

FOR EXAMPLE, THIS AREA IS

ONE OF THE LARGEST

TOUCH-PANEL EXHIBITS

ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

TOUCH ONE OF THESE PANELS,

AND YOU'LL FIND OUT MORE

INFORMATION ABOUT

CHRISTIAN ZIONISTS

THROUGHOUT HISTORY.

THE MODERN FEATURES, LIKE

VIDEO MAPPING, AIM TO TELL

NEW AUDIENCES ONE OF THE

MOST COMPELLING AND OFTEN

UNKNOWN STORIES ABOUT

MODERN ISRAEL, THE ROLE OF

CHRISTIAN ZIONISM.

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU

ADDRESSED THIS HISTORY IN

A 2012 SPEECH.

I DON'T BELIEVE THAT

THE JEWISH STATES AND

MODERN ZIONISM WOULD HAVE

BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT

CHRISTIAN ZIONISM.

I THINK THAT THE MANY

CHRISTIAN SUPPORTERS OF

THE REBIRTH OF THE JEWISH

STATE AND THE IN-GATHERING

OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE IN

THE 19th CENTURY MADE

POSSIBLE THE RIGHT OF

JEWISH ZIONISM.

Chris: THEY BUILT THE

MUSEUM TO SPREAD THE WORD

OF CHRISTIAN ZIONISTS

PLACE IN HISTORY.

WANTING A HOME FOR

CHRISTIANS TO CELEBRATE

THEIR HEROS AND THEIR

HISTORY, I FOUND NO PLACE

IN ISRAEL WHERE

BIBLE-BELIEVING CHRISTIANS

CAN GO TO.

AND THEY HAVE HEROS AND

HISTORY.

Chris: THE MUSEUM IS

BASED ON YEARS OF

RESEARCH, AND THIS

TWO-VOLUME SET WRITTEN BY

EVANS.

THERE ARE SO MANY OF

THEM.

IF YOU JUST TAKE GEORGE

BUSH, 1844, THIS GUY WAS A

HEBREW PROFESSOR AND HE

WROTE A BOOK AND SOLD A

MILLION COPIES ON THE

RESTORATION OF ISRAEL.

AND, YES, HIS TWO

RELATIVES WERE U.S.

PRESIDENTS.

Chris: OTHERS FORMED

THE FIRST JEWISH FIGHTING

UNIT IN NEARLY 2,000

YEARS, THE BEGINNING OF

THE ISRAELI MODERN ARMY WE

SEE TODAY.

WOMEN LIKE CORY AND HER

FAMILY, THE NAZIS KILLED

HER FATHER AND SISTER, AND

SHE SUFFERED IN A

CONCENTRATION CAMP BECAUSE

THEY HID JEWS DURING THE

HOLOCAUST.

AND THIS SWEDISH DIPLOMAT

FACED DEATH TO SAVE JEWS.

THERE ARE VIRTUALLY

THOUSANDS OF JEWISH

PRISONERS IN DEATH MARCHES

TO AUSCHWITZ, HE WAS

TRYING TO SAVE ANYONE HE

COULD.

WHAT WAS IT, TO FACE

DEATH, I REALIZED, NUMBER

ONE, IT WAS THEIR BIBLE.

THEY HAD AN INTIMATE

RELATIONSHIP WITH THE

LIVING LORD, AND THEY

LOVED THE WORD OF GOD.

AND THEY WERE WILLING TO

COMMIT THEIR LIFE FOR IT.

AND WITH THE WORD OF GOD

CAME PROMISES OF THE

JEWISH PEOPLE.

Chris: THOSE

SCRIPTURAL PROMISES ARE

WOVEN THROUGH THE

EXHIBITS, FROM EZEKIEL TO

ISAIAH.

ONE DAY GOD APPEARED TO

ABRAHAM AND SPOKE THE

WORDS THAT WOULD GIVE

BIRTH TO THE NATION OF

ISRAEL.

IT IS AN EXPERIENCE

LIKE NO OTHER.

YOU GO IN THERE, AND IT IS

INTERACTIVE.

YOU'LL LEARN A LOT OF

THINGS THAT YOU PROBABLY

NEVER EVER LEARNED.

I THOUGHT THIS WAS ONE

OF THE MOST IMPRESSIVE

THINGS I'VE SEEN IN

ISRAEL.

Chris: MANY NEVER

KNEW THE HISTORY AND NOW

WANT TO TELL OTHERS.

I AM GOING TO TELL

EVERYONE THAT I CAN THINK

OF, PEOPLE IN MY

SYNAGOGUE, TO COME HERE TO

SEE HOW THIS BEAUTIFUL

LAND OF ISRAEL WAS NOT

BUILT JUST BY THE JEWS,

BUT BY THE CHRISTIANS AND

THE WONDERFUL PEOPLE WHO

RISKED THEIR LIVES TO MAKE

US A HOMELAND.

Chris: FOR EVANS, THE

MUSEUM LET'S THE JEWISH

PEOPLE KNOW THAT ALTHOUGH

ENEMIES SURROUND ISRAEL,

THEY'RE NOT ALONE.

THEY SEE AUSCHWITZ AND

WHAT THEY WENT THROUGH,

AND THEY SEE THEIR

ALIENATION IN THE WORLD

TODAY.

AND THEY COME THROUGH IT,

AND THEY SAY, WE'RE NOT

ALONE.

Chris: COMING UP, A

TRIBUTE TO ONE OF THE

MODERN FRIENDS OF ZION,

Chris: FINALLY THIS

WEEK, WE WANT TO HONOR ONE

OF THOSE FRIENDS OF ZION,

AND OUR DEAR FRIEND, GARY

BEYER.

HE LOST HIS LIFE TO CANCER

RECENTLY, BUT HE TOUCHED

THOUSANDS OF HIS LIVES

WITH HIS HUMOR, GRACE, AND

LOVE.

HE WAS A DEAR PERSONAL

FRIEND AND AN ADVOCATE FOR

THIS SHOW.

WE'LL LEAVE YOU THIS WEEK

WITH A LOOK BACK AT HIS

LIFE AND THE MANY PEOPLE

HE TOUCHED.

HIS ACTING CAREER SPANNED

DECADES, AND YOU MAY HAVE

SEEN HIM IN TELEVISION

SHOWS, MOVIES OR

DOCUMENTARIES WITH PEOPLE

LIKE MIK MICKEY ROONEY OR

MICHAEL W.SMITH.

HE HAD A KNACK FOR COMEDY.

YOU'RE ON LIVE?

WE BOTH ARE.

THE SHOW IS BEING

BROADCAST.

Chris: LATER IN LIFE,

HE CAME TO ISRAEL AND FELL

IN LOVE WITH HIS WIFE,

CITY.

THEIR LOVE FOR EACH OTHER

AND FOR THE LAND OF

ISRAEL, INSPIRED THEM TO

BEGINNING WRITERS

GATHERING.

HE EXPLAINED WHY AT HIS

HOUSE.

WE LOOK FOR WRITERS

THAT ARE MAIN-STREAM

WRITERS.

YOU SEE THEIR MOVIES AND

THEIR SHOWS ON TELEVISION

AND YOU READ THEIR BOOKS,

BUT THEY HAVE NEVER BEEN

HERE.

THE BODY OF THEIR WORK IS

WHAT I WOULD CALL LIFE

AFFIRMING, AND THEY'RE

GOOD AT THEIR CRAFT, BUT

THEY'VE NEVER BEEN HERE.

WE BRING THEM HERE IN

HOPES IT WILL ENCOURAGE

THEM TO TELL STORIES ABOUT

THIS PLACE THAT ARE LIFE

AFFIRMING.

Chris: AT A JERUSALEM

MEMORIAL, HIS FAMILY AND

FRIENDS REMEMBERED HOW HE

TOUCHED SO MANY.

A MAN WHO LOVED GOD,

LOVED HIS WIFE, LOVED HIS

FAMILY, LOVED HIS

CHILDREN, LOVED HIS

FRIENDS.

HIS KINDNESS TO PEOPLE,

HIS HUMBLENESS, HIS LOVE

FOR STORY -- HE IS A GREAT

STORY-TELLER, A GREAT,

GREAT STORY-TELLER.

WE WORKED TOGETHER ON

NUMEROUS OCCASIONS, AND I

WAS JUST SO IMPRESSED BY

HIS PROFESSIONALISM.

THE MAN THAT HE WAS, HE

COULD INSPIRE.

HOW CAN WE PRAY FOR

YOU?

THAT WAS ONE OF HIS MAIN

PHRASES: HOW CAN WE PRAY

FOR YOU.

EVEN WITH ALL OF THE

ILLNESS AND THE PAIN, IT

WAS ALWAYS, HOW CAN I PRAY

FOR YOU?

GARY WAS A COOL

CHRISTIAN.

Chris: GARY HAD A

PROFOUND IMPACT ON PEOPLE,

INCLUDING HIS ON ONCOLOGIST.

WE CROSSED THE LINE

FROM BEING A PATIENT TO

BEING A FRIEND.

HIS FRIENDSHIP WAS NOT

ONLY TO ME BUT TO MY

FAMILY.

Chris: GARY'S FINAL

RESTING PLACE IS ON

MT. ZION, AND IT IS

FITTING THIS JERUSALEM WAS

SO MUCH A PART OF HIS

LIFE.

MANY KNOW IT IS NOT THE

END FOR GARY; IT IS JUST

THE BEGINNING.

AS MALIK SAID ABOUT THE

CHILD HE LOST, HE SAID, I

CAN'T BRING HIM BACK TO

ME, BUT I CAN GO ONE DAY

WHERE HE IS.

AND PRAISE GOD WE CAN GO

ONE DAY TO WHERE GARY IS.

Chris: NOW IT CAN BE

SAID OF GARY, AS PAUL

WROTE, "I HAVE FOUGHT THE

GOOD FIGHT.

I HAVE FINISHED THE RACE.

I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH."

FINALLY THERE IS LATER FOR

ME THE CROWN OF RIGHTNESS,

WHICH THE LORD, THE

RIGHTEOUS JUDGE, WILL GIVE

TO ME ON THAT DAY.

AND NOT TO ME ONLY, BUT

ALSO TO ALL WHO HAVE LOVED

HIS APPEARING.

*

* WE ARE STANDING IN HIS

PRESENCE, ON HOLY LAND *

Chris: REMEMBER

THROUGHOUT THE WEEK, YOU

CAN FOLLOW US ON

Facebook, TWITTER, AND

INSTAGRAM.

I'M CHRIS MITCHELL.

WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME ON

"JERUSALEM DATELINE."

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