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700 Club Interactive - People Helping People - January 30, 2017

Refugees are fleeing the Middle East and getting aid from an unlikely source. Read Transcript


IT BEGINS, AND IT'S A

IT BEGINS, AND IT'S A

FEW MINUTES OF CHAOS.

TAKING OFF THE BABIES,

PEOPLE SCREAMING AND

SHOUTING.

HELPING THEM -- A LOT OF

THEM DON'T KNOW HOW TO

SWIM.

Gordon: WHAT DOES IT

LOOK LIKE TO LOVE YOUR

ENEMIES?

THEY NEED SOMETHING TO

EAT AND DRINK BECAUSE SOME

OF THEM DIDN'T HAVE ANY

WATER OR FOOD FOR, LIKE,

ONE OR TWO DAYS.

Gordon: WE'LL TAKE

YOU TO A GREEK ISLAND TO

SHOW YOU ISRAELIS HELPING

ARAB REFUGEES, ON TODAY'S

"THE 700 CLUB."

HELLO AND WELCOME TO "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE."

AND WELCOME TO OUR

WASHINGTON, D.C. STUDIOS.

WE'RE HERE IN SUPPORT OF

AN ISSUE THAT IS BRINGING

TOGETHER POLITICIANS FROM

BOTH SIDES OF THE

POLITICAL AISLE, THE STATE

OF ISRAEL.

AND WE WANT TO SHOW YOU A

SIDE OF THE STORY YOU

WON'T SEE IN THE

HEADLINES.

EVER SINCE THE 1950s,

ISRAEL HAS BEEN A LEADER

IN HELPING PEOPLE AROUND

THE WORLD.

EIGHT MILLION PEOPLE

ACROSS NEPAL ARE

STRUGGLING TO RECOVER.

IT IS THE WORST DISASTER

NEPAL HAS SEEN IN NEARLY A

CENTURY.

THERE IS PANIC IN THE

STREETS OF KATHMANDU.

THERE IS NO WATER

SUPPLY.

800 MILLION PEOPLE IN

AFRICA STILL DON'T HAVE

ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER.

NATIONS DECLARED YEARS

AGO THAT ACCESS TO WATER

AND SANITATION IS A HUMAN

RIGHT.

WITHOUT THAT, HUMAN

RIGHTS DON'T EXIST.

THERE IS CHAOS TONIGHT

HERE ON THE ISLAND OF

LESBOS.

THERE IS REALLY NO END

IN SIGHT FOR THIS CRISIS.

SYRIAN, IRAQIS,

DESPERATE REFUGEES FACING

A LIFE OR DEATH JOURNEY.

SO MANY ARE DYING IN

THIS NARROW STRAIT BETWEEN

TURKEY AND GREECE.

THERE ARE LOTS OF BOATS

COMING IN THIS MORNING,

AND THIS ONE SEEMS TO HAVE

LOTS OF CHILDREN ON BOARD.

ONE, TWO, THREE -- IT

BEGINS.

THERE IS NO

ELECTRICITY, NO ENERGY.

WATER EXISTS, BUT THEY --

WHAT THEY NEED IS A FEW

THINGS TO PUMP THE WATER.

CHILDREN ARE COMING TO

ISRAEL.

WE OPERATE ON THEM.

AND THEY SPEND RECOVERY

TIME, AND THEN THEY GO

BACK HOME.

PEOPLE JUST COME WITH

NOTHING ON THEM.

YOU KNOW, JUST THEIR

CLOTHES.

BABIES, OLD PEOPLE,

HANDICAPPED.

AT THIS MOMENT, HISTORY

IS BEING WRITTEN, AND I

WANT TO BE A PART OF IT.

IT IS HARD TO SEE THIS

AND NOT HELP.

YOU SEE IN THEIR EYES

THEY'RE HUNGRY FOR

EDUCATION.

THEY CAN LEAD THEIR LIVES

TO A BETTER FUTURE.

THE REFUGEES WE BROUGHT

HERE ARE SPECIALIZING IN

OPEN RESCUES.

THEY TOLD US THEY WON'T

BE ALIVE.

THIS IS WHAT WE SEE IN

AFRICA, ETHIOPIA, IN

INDIA, SOUTH AMERICA.

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT

COLOR OR SIZE THEY ARE.

IT IS NOT ONLY OUR

PRIVILEGE, BUT IT IS OUR

DUTY.

THE CHANGE HAS BEGUN.

[BEEPING SOUND]

[YELLING]

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

WE WERE ASKING FOR HELP

FOR EVERYBODY.

THERE WERE LOTS OF

FOREIGNERS, AND ISRAELIS

CAME STRAIGHT FROM THE

AIRPORT AND STARTED

DIGGING IN.

THE THING THEY DIDN'T HAVE

IS FAITH AND HOPE.

FOR ME, I AM SYRIAN.

FOR ME, THERE IS NO

PROBLEM MEETING ISRAELI

PEOPLE.

THEY ARE REALLY HELPING US

AND HELPING A LOT OF

FAMILIES HERE, AND

CHILDREN.

ISRAELIS REALLY HELPED

ME.

THERE ARE LOTS OF

VOLUNTEERS COMING EVERY

YEAR.

THEY ARE CHANGING OUR

DAILY LIVES.

NO LONGER SICK, NO

LONGER WEAK, I'M GOING TO

FEEL LIKE OTHER CHILDREN.

I NEVER EXPECTED PEOPLE

FROM THE OTHER SIDE, THE

JEWISH PEOPLE.

BUT NOW WE INTERACT WITH A

LOT OF PEOPLE.

YOU GET TO KNOW PEOPLE AS

INDIVIDUALS.

IT IS A VERY GOOD

EXPERIENCE.

THEY ARE REALLY SO, SO

SPECIAL TO MY SON, REALLY.

Gordon: COME AGAIN

AND AGAIN AND AGAIN.

THAT'S WHAT PEOPLE ARE

SAYING AROUND THE WORLD,

AS ISRAEL REACHES OUT WITH

HELP AND HOPE.

THE DISTINGUISHING

FACTOR -- YOU HEARD IT

FROM THAT NEPALESE GIRL,

HERE THEY BROUGHT HOPE.

THEY HAD WOULD WHAT OTHER

RESCUE TEAMS DIDN'T HAVE,

AND THAT'S HOPE, AND

THROUGH THAT HOPE, THEY

WERE ABLE TO HELP OTHER

PEOPLE.

THAT IS A STORY ABOUT

ISRAEL YOU'RE NOT GOING TO

SEE IN THE HEADLINES.

BUT WE WANTED TO SHOW IT

TO YOU.

AND WE'RE PUTTING TOGETHER

A DOCUMENTARY, "TO LIFE,"

AND IT'S GOING TO PREMIERE

NEXT YEAR IN 2017.

IF YOU WANT TO GET UPDATES

ON IT, JUST GO TO OUR

Facebook PAGE.

IT IS Facebook.COM/"700

CLUB INTERACTIVE."

AND WE'LL BE HAVING

UPDATES.

WE'RE FOLLOWING I.D.F.

SOLDIERS WHO HAVE GONE ON

MEDICAL MISSIONS TO DO THE

DISASTER RELIEF IN NEPAL.

AND THEN WHEN THEY GET OUT

OF THE SERVICE, THEY TAKE

A YEAR AND THEY GO PROVIDE

HUMANITARIAN WORK.

AND SO WE'RE EMBEDDED IN

ONE OF THOSE GROUPS AS

THEY WENT TO MUMBAI.

WE FOLLOWED THEM IN HAITI.

WE FOLLOWED THEM AFTER THE

DEVASTATING TYPHOON IN THE

PHILIPPINES.

WE HAVE FOOTAGE FROM

SENEGAL, AND WE'RE GETTING

DOCUMENTED FOOTAGE FROM

THE 1950s, HOW THEY

WORKED IN AFRICA FOR

DECADES, AND THE WORLD

DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT IT.

WE WANT TO TELL THIS

STORY, AND YOU CAN BE PART

OF TELLING THAT STORY OF

WHAT ISRAEL IS DOING TO

BLESS THE WORLD.

> UP NEXT, THE

CONCENTRATION CAMP

SURVIVOR WHO IS FULFILLING

HER DREAM OF LIVING IN

ISRAEL.

SEE HOW SHE AND OTHERS WHO

ENDURED THE HOLOCAUST ARE

BEING HELPED BY PEOPLE

JUST LIKE YOU.

Gordon: VERA IS A

HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR, AND

TODAY SHE LIVES IN ISRAEL.

SHE STILL SUFFERS THE

EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL

SCARS FROM HER TIME SPENT

IN A CONCENTRATION CAMP.

EVEN THOUGH SHE IS A

WIDOW, VERA IS NOT ALONE.

ALL OF HER NEEDS ARE BEING

MET, THANKS TO PEOPLE LIKE

YOU.

Reporter: VERA LOVES

TO WALK TO THE GARDEN NEAR

HER APARTMENT IN ISRAEL.

BUT SOME DAYS IT IS JUST

TOO HARD FOR HER TO MAKE

IT.

SHE SUFFERS FROM THE

TRAUMA SHE EXPERIENCED

DURING THE HOLOCAUST IN

UKRAINE.

I WAS NINE YEARS WHEN

THEY THE NAZIS CAME TO OUR

VILLAGE.

WE WERE FORCED TO MARCH TO

A CONCENTRATION CAMP WITH

NO HOUSING, JUST OPEN

SKIES.

I STILL REMEMBER THE

CONSTANT HUNGRY AND THE

COLD GROUND WHERE WE SLEPT

NIGHT AFTER NIGHT.

Reporter: MANY OF

VERA'S FAMILY AND FRIENDS

DIED DURING THE HOLOCAUST.

SHE LATER MARRIED A FELLOW

SURVIVOR SHE MET IN THE

GHETTO, AND TOGETHER THEY

MOVED TO ISRAEL.

MOVING TO ISRAEL WAS

OUR DREAM, BUT NOW I AM A

WIDOW, AND MY BODY ACHES

FROM THOSE DAYS IN THE

CONCENTRATION CAMP.

I LOVE TO WALK, BUT I

CAN'T GO VERY FAR ANYMORE.

Reporter: SO CBN

ISRAEL BOUGHT VERA A

WALKER, WITH A CHAIR SHE

CAN FOLD OUT WHEN SHE GETS

TIRED.

EVERY MINUTE THAT I

HAVE IS IMPORTANT TO ME.

AND WITH THIS GIFT, I CAN

GO WHEREVER I WANT.

IT MEANS SO MUCH.

IT MEANS FREEDOM.

Reporter: WE ALSO GOT

VERA A WASHING MACHINE FOR

HER APARTMENT, AND WE TAKE

HER FOOD EVERY WEEK.

CBN ISRAEL EVEN PUTS ON

PARTIES FOR HOLOCAUST

SURVIVORS A FEW TIMES EACH

YEAR, SO THEY CAN

SOCIALIZE AND FEEL A SENSE

OF COMMUNITY.

THE LONELINESS, IT IS

NOT A GOOD THING.

SO IT IS TIME I GET

TOGETHER WITH MY FRIENDS,

AND IT'S LIKE OPENING A

WINDOW TO THE WORLD.

THE SUPPORT YOU GIVE US IS

BOTH PHYSICAL AND

EMOTIONAL.

HAVING SOMEBODY REMEMBER

US AND CARE ABOUT US, WE

FEEL IT.

ALL I CAN SAY IS THANK YOU

VERY MUCH.

Gordon: HAVING

SOMEBODY TO REMEMBER US,

SOMEBODY TO CARE FOR US.

THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE

LOOKING FOR.

AND YOU'RE REACHING OUT

WITH HANDS OF LOVE AND

COMPASSION.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," YOU'RE PART OF

THAT.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER, I

INVITE YOU TO JOIN WITH

US.

IT IS REAL SIMPLE.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS JUST

GO TO THE PHONE AND CALL

US.

THE NUMBER IS ON THE

SCREEN: 1-888-777-1999.

AND YOU CAN BE A PART OF

"THE 700 CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS IT?

JUST $20 A MONTH.

IT BREAKS OUT TO 65 CENTS

A DAY.

AND WHEN YOU CALL AND

JOIN, I WANT YOU TO HAVE

THIS.

IT'S OUR LATEST D.V.D.

IT'S CALLED "HEAVEN, WHAT

GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE

WHO LOVE HIM."

IF YOU'RE INTERESTED ABOUT

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER WE DIE,

WE'VE GOT TESTIMONY,

STORIES OF PEOPLE WHO WERE

DECLARED MEDICALLY DEAD,

WHO WENT TO HEAVEN AND

HAVE COME BACK TO TELL US

ABOUT IT.

PLUS, WE'LL HAVE AN

INTERVIEW FOR YOU WITH A

CARDIAC SURGEON WHO WORKED

IN THE E.R., AND HE HAD

PATIENTS WHO WERE DEAD,

WHO WERE DEAD ON HIS

TABLE, AND GOD BROUGHT

THEM BACK TO LIFE.

WE'LL GIVE YOU THOSE

STORIES WHEN YOU JOIN.

SO CALL US.

1-888-777-1999.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

700clubinteractive.com.

AND IF YOU WANT TO

DESIGNATE YOUR GIFT TO

HELP PEOPLE IN ISRAEL.

ISRAEL, WE

HAVE A SPECIAL FUND CALLED

"CBN ISRAEL."

IT SUPPORTS OUR

DOCUMENTARIES, AND IT

SUPPORTS THOSE HOLOCAUST

SURVIVORS YOU JUST SAW, IT

SUPPORTS OUR NEWS BUREAU

IN JERUSALEM, IT SUPPORTS

EVERYTHING WE DO IN

ISRAEL.

IF YOU WANT TO DESIGNATE

YOUR GIFT TO "CBN ISRAEL,"

YOU CAN DO IT BY CALLING

US OR DOING IT ON THE

WEBSITE.

COMING UP, WE'LL TAKE YOU

TO THE ISLAND OF TEARS,

WHERE SCORES OF SYRIAN

REFUGEES ARE ARRIVING ON

THE SHORES OF GREECE EVERY

DAY.

AND THE LAST PEOPLE THEY

EXPECT ARE WAITING TO

Gordon: EVERY DAY

BOATLOADS OF REFUGEES ARE

ARRIVING ON THE SHORES OF

GREECE, HOPING TO FIND A

NEW START IN EUROPE.

AND WHEN THEY ARRIVE, SOME

OF THE FIRST PEOPLE THEY

MEET ARE DOCTORS AND

RESCUE TEAMS FROM ISRAEL.

> THE GREEK ISLAND OF

LESBOS, A QUIET VACATION

SPOT WHERE TOURISTS RELAX,

AND LOCAL CHILDREN PLAY IN

PEACE.

BUT ON THE OTHER SIDE OF

THE ISLAND, A VERY

DIFFERENT SCENE IS

UNFOLDING.

[YELLING]

Gordon: EVERY DAY

THOUSANDS OF REFUGEES ARE AR

ARRIVE ON THIS SHORE.

MOST ARE FLEEING THE

SYRIAN CIVIL WAR, HOPING

TO RESETTLE IN EUROPE.

WE WOULD SEE BABIES,

WHICH ARE ONLY A FEW DAYS

OLD.

OLD PEOPLE, AT THE AGE OF

90, 95, EVEN.

AND WE GET MANY PEOPLE

FROM SYRIA, ALSO FROM

IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, IRAN.

Gordon: WAITING TO

HELP THEM ON THE BEACHES

OF GREECE ARE THE LAST

PEOPLE THE SYRIANS MIGHT

EXPECT: VOLUNTEERS FROM

ISRAEL.

MY NAME IS TALISHA, AND

I'M HERE WITH AN ISRAELI

BASED GROUP.

MY NAME IS NASHITASH,

AND I'M HERE WITH THE

MEDICAL TEAM.

I WORK AS A NURSE.

MY NAM IS ALIRSAD, AND

I LIVE IN TEL AVIV.

I JUST FINISHED NI SCHOOL

IN TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY.

I CAME HERE TO BE ON THE

COAST AS A DOCTOR.

MY NAME IS NAHADI, AND

I'M FROM NAZARETH, AND I'M

THE TEAM LEADER.

Gordon: THE ISRA-AID

TEAM IS A MIX OF DOCTORS

AND NURSES, BOTH ARAB AND

JEWISH.

I A CITIZEN OF ISRAEL,

BUT I'M A MINORITY INSIDE

OF A MINORITY INSIDE OF

ISRAEL.

BEING AWARE OF MY HISTORY,

MY BACKGROUND, THE HISTORY

THAT MY PEOPLE WENT

THROUGH, THIS IS SOMETHING

THAT APPEALS TO ME.

I CAN HELP REFUGEES.

THIS IS MY JOB AND THIS IS

WHAT I SHOULD BE DOING.

OUR JOB HERE IS TO

RECEIVE THE REFUGEES

COMING FROM THE BOATS.

> ON THE LINE FROM THE

TURKISH SIDE, THEY'RE

GOING THROUGH A LOT OF

PROBLEMS.

THERE ARE SMUGGLERS WHO

ARE ASKING THEM TO PAY

BETWEEN $2,000 TO $5,000 A

PERSON.

SOMETIMES THEY'RE SHOVING

THEM INTO BOATS THAT

SHOULD FIT 50 PEOPLE, BUT

THERE ARE 150 PEOPLE ON

THE BOAT.

THEY LEAVE THEM MIDWAY IN

THE SEA, AND THEY TELL

THEM, YOU FIND YOUR OWN

WAY.

OR THEY PUT LIKE A HALF A

TANK OF GAS AND THEY JUST

LEAVE THEM IN THE MIDDLE

OF THE SEA.

ALL WE GO IS TO THE

HIGH POINTS WITH

BINOCULARS, SEARCHING AND

SCANNING THE WATER.

AND YOU START LOOKING FOR

THIS BLACK, WITH ORANGE

DOTS, IN THE VIEW.

WHEN IT COMES NEARER, YOU

START SEEING THE RUBBER

BOAT AND ALL OF THE PEOPLE

ON IT.

IT IS, LIKE, ONE, TWO,

THREE, AND IT BEGINS.

IT IS A FEW MINUTES OF

CHAOS.

TAKING OFF THE BABIES,

PEOPLE SCREAMING AND

SHOUTING.

HELPING THEM -- A LOT OF

THEM DON'T KNOW HOW TO

SWIM.

THEY'RE AFRAID OF THE

WATER.

HERE IS THE POINT WHERE

WE START DOING A TRIAGE, A

VERY FAST ONE BY HEARING,

THEIR TALKING, LOOKING AT

THE REFUGEES, SO WE CAN

SEE WHO IS IN NEED OF

MEDICAL HELP.

AND I START SHOUTING, WHO

NEEDS A DOCTOR?

IN ARABIC.

I'VE TREATED A

40-YEAR-OLD AFGHANI GUY

WHO WAS UNCONSCIOUS.

IF HE DIDN'T RECEIVE

AGGRESSIVE TREATMENT ON

THE SPOT, HE MIGHT NOT

HAVE MADE IT.

AFTER THAT, WE START

GIVING FOOD AND WATER,

WARM CLOTHES.

SOMETHING TO EAT AND

DRINK, BECAUSE SOME OF

THEM, THEY DIDN'T HAVE ANY

WATER OR FOOD FOR, LIKE,

ONE OR TWO DAYS.

AFTER THAT, I TAKE THE

MAP -- WE HAVE A MAP THAT

WE TRANSLATE, THAT IS IN

ARABIC, AND EXPLAIN TO

THEM WHAT IS THE NEXT

STEP.

THEY DON'T KNOW WHERE

THEY, OKAY?

SO AT FIRST I TELL THEM

THEY'RE IN LESBOS ISLAND

IN GREECE, BECAUSE SOME OF

THEM, THEY HAVE NO IDEA

WHERE THEY ARE.

> MOST OF THEM, THEY

HAVE NOTHING.

THEY JUST COME WITH THEIR

CLOTHES ONLY BECAUSE THEY

HAD TO THROW THEIR BAGS IN

THE SEA, OR SMUGGLERS TOOK

THEIR BAGS AND THREW THEM

IN THE SEA.

AFTER

YOU GET LOVELY, WARMING

REACTIONS OF HUGS, AND MEN

KISSING MY LIKE I'M THEIR

DAUGHTER, YOU KNOW, ON THE

FOREHEAD, SAYING THANK

YOU.

SAYING I WOULD NEVER HAVE

THOUGHT I WOULD RECEIVE

TREATMENT OR BE ABLE TO

SPEAK TO AN ISRAELI DOCTOR

OR SHARE MY STORY WITH AN

ISRAELI, WHO WILL

EMPATHIZE WITH WHAT I'VE

BEEN THROUGH.

THIS GUY, HE HAD, I THINK,

A SPRAINED ANKLE.

AND WE PUT SOME BANDAGE

ON.

AND I WANTED TO TAKE OUT

OF MY BAG SOME MEDICINE, A

PAINKILLER.

WHILE I'M LOOKING IN MY

BAG, THIS GUY ASKED NEZDAH

IN ARABIC, WHERE IS SHE

FROM?

AND SHE WAS TELLING HIM,

WHAT DOES IT MATTER?

YOU NEED HELP AND SHE IS

HERE TO GIVE IT TO YOU.

WHY ARE YOU FOCUSING ON

THAT?

SO WE CONTINUED WITH OUR

WORK, AND A FEW MINUTES

AFTERWARDS, HE COMES TO ME

WITH A PACKAGE OF BISCUITS

THAT HE HAD BROUGHT FROM

TURKEY FOR THE JOURNEY.

YOU KNOW, GIVING ME

SOMETHING FROM THE NOTHING

THAT HE HAD, AND

APOLOGIZING FOR NOT

RESPECTING ME OR

QUESTIONING ME.

YOU KNOW, JUST GIVING ME,

YOU KNOW, A THANKS FOR

BEING THERE.

ISRA-AID IS AN

UNPOLITICAL ORGANIZATION.

WHAT THEY DO IS HELP

PEOPLE IN A DISASTER

SITUATION.

AND THIS IS WHAT I'M

DOING.

AND THIS IS WHAT THEY

TEACH ME AT NURSING

SCHOOL.

TO TREAT A HUMAN, NO

MATTER WHAT HE IS, WHICH

RELIGION HE HAS, WHICH

COLOR HE IS, WOULD

LANGUAGE HE TALKS.

TO SEE A 60-YEAR-OLD

ARAB MAN BURST INTO TEARS

ON THE SHORE IS SOMETHING

THAT YOU DON'T SEE EVERY

DAY.

SO BEING ABLE TO GIVE A

HAND, GIVE A HUG, GIVE

WATER, MEDICAL TREATMENT,

IT'S A PRIVILEGE.

Gordon: OFFSHORE,

ISRA-AID DOCTORS ALSO

PROVIDE TRAUMA COUNSELLING

FOR FAMILIES IN REFUGEE

CAMPS.

WE START WITH THE

COMMUNICATION.

WE PUT ONLY HANDS ON HIS

OR HER SHOULDER TO TRY TO

MAKE THEM FEEL BETTER.

YOU KNOW, AS MUCH AS WE

CAN.

MY COUNTRY IN SYRIA, IT

IS BECOMING VERY HARD.

THERE IS NO FUTURE FOR

ANYONE.

BUT TODAY, I AM COMING

HERE BY BOAT.

I WOULD SAY THEY ARE

AMAZING PEOPLE.

AND I'M REALLY, REALLY

THANKFUL TO EVERYONE

WORKING WITH THIS PEOPLE.

THEY ARE REALLY HELPING US

AND HELPING A LOT OF

FAMILIES HERE, AND

CHILDREN.

BECAUSE WE COME FROM A

COUNTRY THAT A LOT OF

PEOPLE SUFFER TRAUMA,

BECAUSE OF THE CONFLICT

AND WHAT IS HAPPENING,

TOO, WE HAVE A LOT OF

EXPERIENCE HOW TO DEAL

WITH TRAUMA, HOW TO DEAL

WITH THE CONFLICTS.

THIS IS A KNOWLEDGE WE

NEED TO PASS TO OTHER

PEOPLE, TO OTHER

COUNTRIES, SO WE CAN HELP

MAKE THEIR SUFFERING LESS,

OR TO HELP SUPPORT THEM OR

TO SHOW THEM A DIFFERENT

WAY.

I THINK THIS IS OUR DUTY.

THESE PEOPLE COME AND

THEY AUTOMATICALLY GET

THIS TITLE: THEY'RE

REFUGEES FLEEING TO

EUROPE.

AT THE END.

OF THE DAY,THEY'RE JUST HUMANS,A

FAMILY.

THEY HAD LIVES AND JOBS

FROM THE COUNTRIES THEY'RE

COMING FROM.

AND SUDDENLY THEY'RE

COMING HERE AND THEY'RE

TREATED AND LOOKED AT AS

REFUGEES, WHEN THEY'RE

HUMAN BEINGS, AS ME AND

YOU.

FOR ME, WHEN I MEET THOSE

PEOPLE, THIS IS WHAT I'M

TRYING TO GIVE THEM, THAT

FEELING THAT I RESPECT

THEM, I FEEL THEM, I

CONNECT TO THEM IN THE

MOST HUMAN LEVEL.

I'M NOT ABOVE THEM OR --

IT'S JUST NOW THEY'RE ON

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE

COIN, AND TOMORROW IT

MIGHT BE ME AND I MIGHT

NEED THEIR HELP.

I WAS THINKING ABOUT THE

60 YEARS AGO, AND IT WAS

THE JEWISH PEOPLE IN

EUROPE, DURING THE

HOLOCAUST, AFTER THE

HOLOCAUST, MAKING THEIR

JOURNEY TO ISRAEL AND

DIFFERENT COUNTRIES AND

SEEKING FOR A SAFE HAVEN.

WE'RE ALWAYS SAYING "NEVER

AGAIN."

WHEN YOU SEE SOMETHING

DIFFICULT, FOR ME IT IS

LOOKING AT WHAT IS MY

RESPONSIBILITY.

THAT'S WHAT WE TRY TO DO.

WE'RE COMING AS HUMANS,

MEETING OTHER HUMAN

BEINGS, AND THIS IS HOW

CHANGES START, LITTLE.

THEY ARE VERY LOVELY.

THEY GIVE ME HOPE TO MY

FUTURE.

THEY ARE REALLY COOL

PEOPLE.

I THINK THAT HELPING

OTHER PEOPLE IS A VERY

IMPORTANT THING IN THE

JEWISH TRADITION.

WE CAN'T JUST SIT BACK AND

WATCH WHAT IS GOING ON.

WE HAVE TO COME AND DO THE

BEST WE CAN.

EVEN IF WE TOUCH JUST A

FEW PEOPLE'S LIVES, I

THINK THAT IS A LOT.

Gordon: I THINK WE IN

AMERICA HAVE A LOT TO

LEARN FROM ISRAEL.

THEY'RE CERTAINLY LIVING

OUT THEIR FAITH AND LIVING

OUT THE COMMANDMENT TO

LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS

YOURSELF.

I AM THE LORD, YOUR GOD.

THAT'S WHAT THE BIBLE

SAYS, AND IT SAYS IT IN

BOTH THE OLD TESTAMENT AND

THE NEW TESTAMENT.

WE HAVE A LOT TO LEARN.

BOTH ABOUT HOW TO MAINTAIN

SECURITY IN A VERY

DIFFICULT ENVIRONMENT, AN

ENVIRONMENT OF TERRORISM,

BUT ALSO MAINTAIN OUR

HEART AND OUR LOVE AND OUR

LOVE FOR OUR NEIGHBOR.

I'LL ASK YOU A QUESTION:

WHAT CAN DARKNESS DO TO

LIGHT?

WHEN YOU ANSWER THAT

QUESTION, IT'S PRETTY

OBVIOUS.

DARKNESS CAN'T DO ANYTHING

TO LIGHT.

SO WE HERE IN AMERICA, WE

NEED TO LET OUR LIGHT

SHINE, TO LET THE NATIONS

KNOW THERE IS A GOD.

AND WE ARE ONE NATION

UNDER GOD.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS

SCRIPTURE: "YOU WILL ARISE

AND HAVE COMPASSION ON

ZION FOR IT IS TIME TO

SHOW FAVOR TO HER.

THE APPOINTED TIME HAS

COME."

AND NOW WE HAVE SOME

BEAUTIFUL SHOTS OF THE

HOLY LAND, ISRAEL, SET TO

THE TUNE OF ATIKFA, WHICH

IS TRANSLATED THE HOPE.

IT IS THE NATIONAL ANTHEM

OF ISRAEL.

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