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Jerusalem Dateline: 02/03/17 Trump: MidEast Christian Refugees Treated Unfairly

This week on Jerusalem Dateline: Trump says Middle East Christian refugees treated “very, very unfair;” plus, Israel dismantles its own community in biblical heartland; and Giuliani on US-Israeli relations; and one refugee family gets help ... Read Transcript


Chris: THISEE ON

"JERUSALEM DATELINE,"

DONALD TRUMP MAKES A BOLD

STATEMENT ABOUT REFUGEES

FROM THE MIDDLE EAST.

President Trump: I

THOUGHT IT WAS VERY, VERY

UNFAIR.

SO WE ARE GOING TO HELP

THEM.

Chris: PLUS A SMALL

JEWISH COMMUNITY IN THE

BIBLICAL HEARTLAND OF

ISRAEL IS DISMANTLED.

ALL OF THE STORY OF THE

BIBLE IS HERE.

Chris: MORE OF OUR

INTERVIEW WITH SENIOR

TRUMP ADVISOR RUDY GIULANI

AND SEE HOW ONE REFUGEE

FAMILY IS GETTING THE HELP

THEY NEED.

HELLO, AND WELCOME TO THIS

EDITION OF "JERUSALEM

DATELINE."

RECENTLY DAVID BRODY SAT

DOWN WITH U.S. PRESIDENT

DONALD TRUMP FOR AN

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW.

THEIR INTERVIEW DISCUSSED

A WIDE RANGE OF ISSUES,

INCLUDING THE FLIGHT OF

CHRISTIAN REFUGEES OF THE

MIDDLE EAST.

PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS,

WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THIS

OVERSEAS.

THE REFUGEE CHANGES THAT

YOU'RE LOOKING TO MAKE, AS

IT RELATES TO PERSECUTED

CHRISTIANS, DO YOU SEE

THEM AS KIND OF A PRIORITY

HERE --

President Trump: YES.

THEY'VE BEEN HORRIBLY

TREATED.

IF YOU WERE A CHRISTIAN IN

SYRIA, IT WAS

IMPOSSIBLE -- AT LEAST

VERY, VERY TOUGH TO GET

INTO THE UNITED STATES.

IF YOU WERE A MUSLIM, YOU

COULD COME IN.

BUT IF YOU WERE A

CHRISTIAN, IT WAS ALMOST

IMPOSSIBLE.

THE REASON THAT WAS SO

UNFAIR IS BECAUSE --

EVERYBODY WAS PERSECUTED,

IN ALL FAIRNESS, AND THEY

WERE CHOPPING OFF THE

HEADS OF EVERYBODY, BUT

MORE SOHE CHRISTIANS.

I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY,

VERY UNFAIR.

SO WE ARE GOING TO HELP

THEM.

Chris: AFTER TRUMP'S

STATEMENTS, SOME

EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS ARE

DIVIDED.

AS TO WHETHER OR NOT

CHRISTIAN REFUGEES SHOULD

BE GIVEN PRIORITY STATUS.

THEY SAY THE ACT OF

PUTTING ONE RELIGION AHEAD

OF OTHERS SETS A DANGEROUS

PRECEDENT.

OTHERS WORRY THAT EXPED

EXPEDITING REFUGEE ENTRY

FOR CHRISTIANS WILL ONLY

LEAD TO MORE PERSECUTION.

BUT SOME SAY CHRISTIANS

NEED TO BE PRIORITIZED

BECAUSE THEY'RE IN A MORE

DIFFICULT POSITION.

AS RELIGIOUS MINORITIES,

THEY DON'T FEEL SAFE IN

U.N. REFEE CAMPS.

WHEN YOU HAVE BEEN

TARGETED FOR GENOCIDE, ALL

OF YOUR PEOPLE IN WHOLE OR

PART, SIMPLY YOU HAPPEN TO

BE CHRISTIAN, THAT BEGS

THE PART OF HOW MUCH WE

NEED TO BE DOING.

AND THEY ALSO NEED, IN MY

OPINION, THE ABILITY TO --

IF THEY CAN'T GO BACK TO

MOSUL, FOR EXAMPLE,

BECAUSE IT IS JUST TOO

DANGEROUS, AND SECURITY IS

A BIG ISSUES, THE ABILITY

TO G PROCESSED, GET THE

INTERVIEW TO COME TO THE

UNITED STATES.

I MEAN THESE CHRISTIAN

COMMUNITIES CAN BE VETTED

EASIER THAN SOME BECAUSE

THEY KNOW EACH OTHER.

THEY'RE WITH THEIR PASTOR.

PASTOR.

THEY'RE WITH THEIR FAITH

COMMUNITY.

THEY MOVE IN MASS, AND NOW

ARE LIVING IN IRBIL, MOST

OF THEM, 70,000, AND IT

SEEMS TO ME THAT SOME --

MOST OF THEM STILL WANT TO

GO BACK TO THEIR

HOMELANDS.

BUT IF SOME WANT TO COME

HERE FOR THE SAKE OF THEIR

CHILDREN, THEY SHOULD AT

LEAST GET THE INTERVIEW

AND THEN BEGIN THE VETTING

PROCESS.

RIGHT NOW THEY'RE NOT EVEN

GETTING THE INTERVIEW.

THEY'RE NOT IN THE U.N.

CAMPS.

THEY'RE UNWELCOMED THERE.

THE WOMEN ARE RAPED AND

HARASSED.

THE MEN ARE DISCRIMINATED

AGAINST INSIDE THE CAMPS.

SO THEY CHOOSE TO GO

ELSEWHERE.

THAT'S WHY THEY HAVE MOVED

IN MASS TO PLACES LIKE

IRBIL, WHERE THEY ARE

SAFER, BUT THEN THEY HAVE

NO ACCESS TO THE PROCESS

TO GET ASYLUM.

MY NEW BILL WOULD

ESTABLISH A P-2 CATEGORY,

THE DESIGNATION, SO THEY

VICTIMS AT LEAST HAVE

ACCESSO THE INTERVIEW TO

MAKE THEIR CASE AS TO

WHETHER OR NOT THEY'RE

ELIGIBLE FOR ASYLUM.

Chris: REPRESENTATIVE

SMITH RECENTLY RETURNED

FROM A VISIT TO THE CITY

OF IRBIL IN NORTHERN IRAQ.

ANOTHER MEMBER OF

CONGRESS, OF HAWAII, WENT

TO THE SYRIAN CITY OF

ALEPPO AND MET WITH AN

EVANGELICAL MINISTER.

SHE FILMED SOME OF HER

TRIP, AND FOUND A CHURCH

STILL STANDING IN A

BATTEREDITY INHE MIDST

OF CHAOS AND WAR.

WE ARE TARGETED BY THE

TERRORISTS BECAUSE THEY

DON'T WANT THE MEN NOR THE

WOMEN.

THEY WANT SLAVES.

OUR CHURCH WAS

ESTABLISHED IN 1848, BUT

THE BUILDING GOES BEYOND

THAT.

AND WE USED TO WORSHIP

HERE UNTIL 2012, JULY.

IN JULY, WHEN WE CAME TO

THE CHURCH TO WORSHIP, WE

FACED SOME GANGS WHO ASKED

US TO LEAVE THE CHURCH, SO

WE LEFT THE CHURCH.

LATER THE BACKYARD OF THE

CHURCH WAS TARGETED BY

THEM AND EXPLODED BY THEM.

LATER ON, AT THE END OF

THE YEAR, NOVEMBER 2 OR

12, THEY BOMBED THE CHURCH

AND EXPLODED IT.

AND THEY WERE HAPPY ON

THEIR WEBSITES, BEING

PROUD TO SAY THAT WE

DESTROYED THE PEOPLE WHO

WORSHIP THREE GODS AT THE

SAME TIME, AS THE

COMMUNITY, AS YOU SEE, ALL

AROUND YOU, WE COME HERE

JUST TO SAY THAT THE

THOUGHT THAT THE CHUR

WAS THE BUILDING.

BUT THE CHURCH WAS NEVER

THE BUILDING.

THE CHURCH IS THE

COMMUNITY.

WE KNOW WE'RE CALLED TO BE

THE SALT OF THE WORLD AND

THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD.

ALL WHO ARE MODERN

PEOPLE, WHO THINK IN THE

TERMS OF THIS AGE, ARE

TARGETED BY THEM.

THEY WANT THIS COUNTRY TO

BE THAT.

THEY WANT US NOT TO BE

IMPROVED AND A COMMUNITY.

AND THEIR PLAN IS TO HAVE

AN ISLAMIC STATE IN THIS

COUNTRY.

AND THEY DIDN'T READ THE

HISTORY.

THEY DIDN'T KNOW THAT

CHRISTIANITY WAS SPREAD

OUT FROM THIS COUNTRY.

SO WE WILL CONTINUE BEING

HERE AND REALLY WE ARE

PROUD.

I KNOW VERY WELL WHAT ARE

THE OBLIGATIONS FOR YOU TO

NOT COME.

BUT WE WILL CONTINUE TO BE

HUMAN BEINGS HERE.

WE ARE -- WE HAVE A VERY

EAT GRATITUDE TO YOU TO

BE HERE.

SO NOW WE CAN SPEAK, NOT

ONLY OUR PARTNERS AS THE

CHURCH IN THE WEST ARE

WITH US, THERE ARE

CONGRESSMAN WH HELP US

AND HAVE THEIR EMOTIONS

WITH US, IN OUR SUFFERING.

GOD, WE THANK YOU FOR

EVERYBODY WHO IS WITH US

NOW.

AND WE ASK YOU TO CONTINUE

WITH US OUR JOURNEY IN

THIS COUNTRY IN ORDER THAT

WE WILL NOT LOSE OUR

IDENTITY AS THE SALT OF

THE WORLD AND AS THE LIGHT

OF THE WORLD.

IN THE NAME OF OUR LORD

JESUS CHRIST, THROUGH THE

HOLY CITY, WE RAISE OUR

PRAYER TO YOU, FATHER.

PLEASE LISTEN TO OUR

PRAYERS.

Chris: UP NEXT, A

LOOK AT WHAT IS BEHIND THE

CONTROVERSY OF ONE JEWISH

COMMUNITY IN THE BIBLICAL

HEARTLAND OF ISRAEL.

THIS IS THE PLACE, TEL

AVIV.

ALL OF THE STORY OF THE

Chris: WELCOME BACK

TO "JERUSALEM DATELINE."

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MORE

THAN 25 YEARS, ISRAELI

PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU PLEDGED TO

ESTABLISH A NEW SETTLEMENT

IN SAMARIA.

ALSO KNOWN AS THE WEST

BANK.

NETANYAHU'S ANNOUNCEMENT

CAME SHORTLY AFTER ISRAELI

POLICE BEGAN DISMANTLING

WHAT WAS CALLED AN ILLEGAL

OUTPOST.

IN THE MEANTIME, ISRAEL IS

EXPECTING A DIFFERENT

ATTITUDE IN THE WHITE

HOUSE TOWARDS SETTLEMENTS

UNDER PRESIDENT DONALD

TRUMP.

HERE IS CBN'S MIDDLE EAST

CORRESPONDENT JULIE STAAL

WITH THE STORY FROM AMONA.

Reporter: ISRAELIS

LIVINGN BIBLICAL JUDEA

AND SAMARIA ARE HOPING

SCENES LIKE THESE WON'T BE

REPEATED NOW THAT

PRESIDENT TRUMP IS IN

OFFICE.

NETANYAHU, THIS MOMENT,

AFTER TOMORROW, NEEDS TO

SAY TO TRUMP AND ALL OF

THE WORLD, WE WILL BE HERE

FOREVER.

AND WE WILL BUILD MORE

JEWISH SETTLEMENTS BECAUSE

THIS IS OUR LAND, OUR

BIBLE STARTS FROM HERE.

Reporter: THIS IS

AMONA.

MUCH OF THE WORLD WOULD

CALL IT AN ILLEGAL

OUTPOST, BUT FOR THE 42

FAMILIES THAT LIVE HERE,

IT IS HOME.

OUT 3,000 SECURITY FORCE

AND POLICE HAVEOME TO

REMOVE THEM FROM THIS

HILLTOP HOME.

THESE PEOPLE'S LIVES

WILL BE CHANGED

FOREVERMENT THEIR CHILDREN FOREVER.

THEIR CHILDREN WILL BE

TRAUMATIZED.

I'M A CHILD IN ISRAEL.

I ALSO WANT A HOME.

AND IF THERE IS A COURT

CASE AGAINST ME, I ALSO

NEED A HOME IN THE LAND O

ISRAEL.

Reporter: THE

EVACUATION ENDED WIT

VIOLENT CLASHES AT THE

SYNAGOGUE BETWEEN SOME OF

THOSE WHO CAME TO PROTEST

THE RAIDING OF THE

SETTLEMENT AND POLICE

HUNDREDS OF OTHER ISRAELIS

FROM NEAR AND FAR CAME TO

STAND PEACEFULLY IN

SOLIDARITY WITH THOSE

LOSING THEIR HOMES.

I LOVE THIS COUNTRY.

I LOVE THIS STATE.

I LOVE ISRAEL.

I DO A WHAT I CAN DO FOR

MY PEOE.

AND AT THIS MOMENT, I JUST

COME HERE TO BE WITH MY

BROTHERS.

Throu Translator:

LIKE MY HAND, IT HURTS ME

SO MUCH TO SEE ALL OF THE

SOLDIERS HERE HITTING THE

OTHER HAND.

IT IS LIKE ONE HAND

HITTING THE OER, LIKE

CANCER.

I'M HERE ACTUALLY TO

CONNECT, TO IDENTIFY AND

CONNECT WITH MY PEOPLE,

WITH THE PAIN OF MY

PEOPLE.

TO BE AT THIS TIME CRUCIAL

TO THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL

AND TO EXPRESS SOLIDARITY,

THE DESIRE TO SETTLE THE

LA, TO BUILD IT.

THIS IS THE PLACE, NOT

TEL AVIV.

TEL AVIV, TOO, BUT THIS IS

THE PLACE.

ALL OF THE STORY OF THE

BIBLE IS HERE.

Reporter: ISRAEL'S

HIGH COURT ORDERED THE

DESTRUCTION OF THE

20-YEAR-OLD HILLTOP

COMMUNITY AFTER IT RULED

IN FAVOR OF A PALESTINIAN

CLAIM THAT IT WAS BUILT ON

PRIVATE LAND.

THE INTERNATIONAL

COMMUNITY CONSIDERS ALL

JEWISH COMMUNITIES IN

JUDEA AND SAMARIA, ALSO

KNOWN AS THE WEST BANK, TO

BE ILLEGAL.

BUT ALMOST ALL OF THE

430,000 ISRAELIS WHO LIVE

THERE LIVE IN COMMITIES

BUILT ON ISRAELI STATE

LAND AND NOT PRIVATE

PALESTINIAN PROPERTY.

IN THE SIX-DAY WAR,

TER 1967, WE RETURNED

HE.

AND TOGETHER, WITH ALL OF

THE GOVERNMENTS, THE LIKUD

AND THE LABOUR PARTY, WE

ESTABLISHED SETTLEMENTS.

WE RETURNED HOME.

Reporter: OTHERS SAID

REMOVING THE ISRAELIS

WON'T BRING PEACE.

THE REASON IT IS SO

TRAGIC IS THAT THIS HILL

IS GOING TO STAY BARREN.

NO GOOD WILL COME OUT OF

IT.

IT WILL NOT PROMOTE PEACE

IN ANY WAY.

Reporter: IT IS T

FIRST TIME IN MORE THAN 10

YEARS THAT ISRAEL HAS

EVACUATED ISRAELIS FROM

DISPUTED LAND.

IN THE SUMMER OF 2005,

ISRAEL UPROOTED ME THAN

9,000 ISRAELIS FROM 21

COMMUNITIES IN THE GAZA

STRIP, AND FOUR IN THE

NORTHERN WEST BANK IN WHAT

BECAME KNOWN AS THE

DISENGAGEMENT.

NOW TRUMPN THE

WHITE HOUSE, MANY ISRAELIS

ARE HOPING THE EVACUATION

AT AMONA WILL BE THE LAST.

Chris: JULIE, YOU

WERE UP THERE IN AMO AMONA.

TELL US SOME OF YOUR

IMPRESSIONS.

IT SEEMED LIKE A CHAOTIC

ENE.

Reporter: YEAH, IT

WAS.

IN THE BEGINNING WAS VERY

ORDERLY.

THE POLICE SPOKESMAN KEPT

SAYING, WE'RE ONLY DOING

THIS BECAUSE THERE IS A

COURT ORDER.

SO THE POLICE WEREN'T

HAPPY ABOUT TAKING THEIR

FELLOW ISRAELIS OFF THE

HILL.

THE PEOPLE WEREN'T HAPPY

ABOUT BEING TAKEN OFF.

LIKE I SAID, IN THE

BEGINNING IT WAS MORE

ORDERLY.

SOME OF THE MORE VIOLENT

SCENES CAME LATER ON.

Chris: YOU COULD SEE

SOME OF THE PEOPLE WERE

QUITE UPSET.

GIVE US SOME HISTORY AND

CONTEXT BECAUSE THIS CAN

BE A COMPLICED ISSUE.

AND SOMETIMES PEOPLE SEE

SOME VIDEO AND THEY JUST

DON'T KNOW WHAT IS GOING

ON.

SO WHAT IS SOME OF THE

BACKGROUND TO AMONA.

Reporter: AMONA HAS

BEEN THERE FOR AROUND 20

YEARS.

THERE WAS ANOTHER

EVACUATION OF AMONA ABOUT

11 YEARS AGO.

SOME OF THE HOUSES WERE

DESTROYED.

AND MANY OF THESE PEOPLE

HAVE LIVEDTHERE NEARLY 20

YEARS.

SUDDENLY, AT SOME POINT

ALONG THE WAY, A

PALESTINIAN -- SOME PEOPLE

SAY HE WAS PUT UP TO IT BY

ISRAELI LEFT WINGERS, WENT

TO THE SUPREME COURT AND

SAID, THIS IS MY LAND.

THIS IS PRIVATE LAND.

MOST OF THE LAND THAT THE

SETTLEMENTS WERE BUILT ON

BELONGED TO THE KINGDOM OF

AN.

AND WHEN ISRAEL TOKE OVER TOOK OVER

IN THE 1967 WAR, IT BECAME

STATE LAND.

BUT NOW A PRATE

PALESTINIAN SAID, THIS IS

MY LAND.

AND THE SUPREME COURT

SAID, OKAY, WE'LL BELIEVE

YOU.

APPARENTLY THEY HAD SOME

DEEDS OR DOCUMENTS, THOUGH

OTHERS SAY IT WASN'T

REALLY PROVEN.

IT IS A LITTLE MERKY.

Chris: NOW THE WHITE

HOUSE MADE A STATEMENT

ABOUT NOT ONLY AMONA --

THEY DIDN'T TALK ABOUT

THAT, BUT THEY TALKED

ABOUT WHAT BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU DID.

HE ANNOUNCED FOR THE FIRST

TIME IN MORE THAN 25 YEARS

A NEW SETTLEMENT.

THIS IS PART OF THEIR

STATEMENT: "WHILE WE DON'T

BELIEVE THE EXISTENCE OF

SETTLEMENTS IS AN

IMPEDIMENT TO PEACE, BUT

THE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW

SETTLEMENTS OR THE

EXPANSION OF EXISTING

SETTLEMENTS BEYOND THEIR

CURRENT BORDE MAY NOT BE

HELPFUL IN ACHIEVING THE

GOAL OF PEACE BETWEEN

ISRAELIS AND

PALESTINIANS."

HOW DO YOU THERAPIST THAT INTERPRET THAT

STATEMENT BY THE WHITE

HOUSE.

Reporter: I THINK

THEY'RE BEING VERY, VERY

CAUTIOUS.

THEY SAID FURTHER ON IN

THAT STATEMENT THAT THEY

HAVEN'T REALLY ESTABLISHED

A POLICY REGARDING THE

SETTLEMENTS YET.

WE NOW THAT THE COMING

AMBASSADOR TO ISRAEL,

DAVID FREE FRIEDMAN HAS BEEN A

BIG SUPPORR OF

SETTLEMENTS.

HE HAS CONTRIBUTED

FINANCES.

AND PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS

CONTRIBUTED, IN HONOR OF

DAVID FRIEDMAN, MONEYIN

FAVOR OF SOME OF THE

SETTLEMENTS.

IT SEEMS LIKE THEY'RE

TRADING LIGHTLY.

AND HE SAID HE WOULD

DISCUSS IT MORE WITH

NETANYAHU WHEN HE COMES IN

TWO WEEKS.

Chris:

FEBRUARY 15th IS WHEN

THEY'LL BE MEETING.

THANK YOU, JULIE, FOR YOUR

UNDERSTANDING AND

INFORMATION.

THIS IS ONE ISSUE WE'LL BE

REPORTING ON AND SEEING IN

THE YEARS TO COME.

> COMING UP, MORE OF OUR

INTERVIEW WITH RUDY

GIULANI.

WHY HE BELIEVES THE U.N.

NEEDS TO STAND WITH

ISRAEL.

THE FEELINGS ABOUT

ISRAEL IN THE UNITED

STATES OVER THE LAST 10 TO

15 YEARS HAVE BECOME

Chris: WELCOME BACK

TO "JERUSALEM DATELINE."

FORMER NEW YORK CITY MAYOR

RUDY GIULANI IS ONE OF

U.S. PRESIDENT TRUMP'S

CLOSEST ADVISORS.

HERE IS ANOTHER SEGMENT OF

OUR INTERVIEW WITH

GIULIANI ABOUT WHY HE

THINKS IT IS SO IMPORTANT

TO STAND WITH ISRAEL AND

WHY THE BIBLE IS A BIG

PART OF WHY THE JEWISH

PEOPLE BELONG IN THE

PROMISED LAND.

> 20 YEARS AGO, YOU

FAMOUSLY RODE ON BUS 18

RIGHT AFTER A TERROR

ATTACK THERE.

I DID.

Chris: AS A SHOW OF

SOLIDARITY.

DO YOU STILL FEEL THAT

SAME SENSE OF SOLIDARITY?

STRONGER THAN EVER.

I WOULD SAY THE FEELINGS

ABOUT ISRAEL IN THE UNITED

STATES OVER THE PAST 10 TO

15 YEARS HAVE BECOME

STRONGER AND STRONGER.

I THINK MAYBE THE ATTACK

OF SEPTEMBER 11TH HAD

SOMETHING TO DO WITH THAT.

IT MADEST AMERICANS

REALIZE THAT ISRAEL AND

THE UNITED STATES ARE

FIGHTING THE SAME ENEMY

THAT WE HAVE BASICALLY THE

SAME VALUES.

YOU CAN'T BELIEVE THE

AMOUNT OF RESPECT AND LOVE

THERE IN THE UNITED STATES

FOR ISRAEL.

NOT JUST IN THE OBVIOUS

PLACES, NEW YORK,

LOS ANGELES, BUT IN THE

HEARTLAND OF AMERICA.

YOU LOOK AT THE

EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN

CHURCHES, AND THEY'RE

PROBABLY THE BIGGEST

SUPPORTERS OF ISRAEL.

I REMEMBER SPEAKING AT THE

NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF

CHRISTIANS AND JEWS, AND

ONE OF MY JEWISH FRIENDS

SAID YOU'RE GOING TO GET

MORE SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL

FROM THE CHRISTIANS THAN

FROM THE JEWS.

Chris: HAVE YOU FOUND

THAT TO BE TRUE?

IN SOME WAYS, YES.

BUT IT IS A VERY GOOD

THING.

IT HAS MEANT TO A LARGE

EXTENT THE ELIMINATION OF

ANTI-SEMITISM IN THE

UNITED STATES.

AND IT HAS CREATED A REAL

BOND BETWEEN THE UNITED

STATES, THE HEARTLAND OF

THE UNITED STATES, AND

ISRAEL.

I'M NOT SURE THAT ALL

ISRAELIS KNOW THAT.

AND I THINK THEY MAY NOT

KNOW IT BECAUSE OF

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THE

WAY HE ACTED FOR THE LAST

EIGHT YEARS.

THAT WASN'T NSISTENT

WITH THE VIEWS OF THE VAST

MAJORITY OF AMERICANS.

I THINK THEY'RE GOING TO

SEE WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP

THAT THIS IS A VERY, VERY

STRONG MUTUAL

RELATIONSHIP.

Chris: LET ME READ

YOU A QUOTE FROM PRIME

MINISTER BE BEN-GURION.

"THE RIGHT IS NOT GIVEN BY

THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT

NORE BY THE BELFOUR

DECLARATION.

IT IS MUCH OLDER."

WOULD YOU AGREE WITH THAT

QUOTE?

YES.

AND I WOULD SAY THAT IS

THE BASIS FOR THE

CHRISTIAN SUPPORT FOR THE

STATE OF ISRAEL.

ALSO, IN MY OWN CASE, I

HAVE TREMENDOUS ADMIRATION

FOR THE RESPECT THAT THE

JEWISH STATE SHOWS FOR THE

CHRISTIANS SITES THAT ARE

HERE.

AND REMEMBER WHAT IT WAS

LIKE BEFORE THAT.

AND ALSO SEE THE

DIFFERENCE WITH SOME OF

THE CHRISTIAN SITES THAT

HAVE BEEN TURNED OVER TO

THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY,

LIKE IN BETHLEHEM.

MUCH MORE RESPECT, MUCH

MORE OPENNESS, COMPLETE

TOLERANCE, AND A VERY,

VERY DIFFERENT ATTITUDE

THAN IN THE PALESTINIAN

AUTHORITY, WHERE

CHRISTIANS ARE TREATED,

WELL -- I REMEMBER WHEN

THEY TOOK NUNS HOSTAGES,

ORTHODOX NUNS HOSTAGES,

AND SOME OF THE DAMAGE

THEY'VE DONE TO OUR

CHURCHES.

YOU DON'T HAVE ANY OF THAT

IN ISRAEL.

SO I THINK AS A CHRISTIAN,

I FEEL VERY, VERY

COMFORTABLE WITH OUR HOLY

SITES IN THE HANDS OF A

GOVERNMENT THAT HAS A RULE

OF LAW, HAS DEMOCRACY, AND

HAS TREMENDOUS RESPECT FOR

RELIGION.

AFTER ALL, OUR RELIGION

EMERGED FROM THEIR

RELIGION.

I THINK WE UNDERSTAND THAT

JESUS -- I ALWAYS SAY THIS

COMING FROM NEW YORK WITH

A LARGE JEWISH POPULATION,

JESUS DIED A JEW.

AND FROM THAT A RELIGION

EMERGED.

AND WE SHOULD BE VERY

GRATEFUL FOR THAT.

Chris: COMING UP, SEE

HOWTHIS FAMILY FOUND HOPE

AND HELP IN THEFTERMAT

OF WAR.

IT MADE IT OUT OF

SYRIA, BUT LIFE HERE HAS

BEEN VERY HARD.

Chris: WELCOME BACK

TOJERUSALEM DATELINE."

THE SYRIAN CIVIL WAR HAS

CREATED MILLIONS OF

REFUGEES NOW LIVING IN

CAMPS THROUGHOUT THE

MIDDLE EAST.

IN PLACES LIKE TURKEY,

JORDAN, AND LEBANON.

HERE IS A STORY OF HOW

CBN'S "ORPHANS' PROMISE"

BRGHT HELP AND HOPE TO

ONE FAMILY DEVASTATED BY

THAT WAR.

Reporter: LARA AND

HER BROTHER, ALAL, WALK

THROUGH THIS REFUGEE CAMP

EVERY DAY.

THEY AND THEIR MOTHER HAVE

STRUGGLED TO GET BAY SINCE

THE SYRIAN CIVIL WAR AND

THEIR FATHER WAS KILLED.

Y DAD AND SOME OF MY

RELATIVES DIED.

I STILL GET REALLY SAD

WHEN I HEAR OTHER GIRLS

SAYING, DADDY, DADDY,

BECAUSE I CAN'T SAY THAT

ANYMORE.

THEY APPARENTLY MADE IT

OUT OF SYRIA, BUT LIFE

HERE HAS BEEN VERY HARD.

WE CAMEWITH NOTHING, AND

WE RELY ON THE CHARITY OF

OUR NEIGHBORS TO SURVIVE.

Reporter: LARA'S

MOTHER SAYS ONE OF HER

BIGGEST WORRIES NOW IS HER

CHILDREN'S FUTURE.

IT HURTS LARA NOT BEING

ABLE TO GO TO SCHOOL.

SHE IS SUCH A SMART CHILD,

AND I JUST WANTED HER AND

ALAL TO HAVEALL OF THE

THINGS I DID NOT.

Reporter: SO "HEART

FOR LEBANON" AND CBN'S

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" INVITED

THE CHILDREN TO COME TO

OUR SCHOOL.

HERE THEY'RE LEARNING

MATH, ARABIC, ENGLISH, AND

MUSIC.

AND THEY'RE ALSO TAUGHT

ABOUT JESUS CHRIST.

I DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT

JESUS BEFORE COMING HERE.

IT MAKES ME SO HAPPY TO

KNOW THAT JESUS LOVES US.

JESUS IS MY GOD AND HE

WILL NEVER LEAVE US.

SO I TRY TO BE LIKE HIM.

I LIKE TO WRITE AND

COME OUT AND PLAY WTH MY

FRIENDS.

AND I REALLY LIKE TO SING

SONGS ABOUT JESUS.

Reporter: AT THE

CENTER, WE ALSO SHOW

"SUPERBOOK" IN ARABIC.

THE SHOW IS AMAZING

BECAUSE WE LEARN STORIES

FROM THE BIBLE.

AND I GET EXCITED LEARNING

ABOUT GOD.

I GO HOME EACH DAY AND

TELL MY MOM EVERYTHING I

HAVE LEARNED.

Through Translator:

MY KIDS TELL ME ABOUT

JESUS CHRIST ALL THE TIME.

AND WHEN I'M FEELING

DEPRESSED, THEY SAY I

SHOULD PRAY, SO I DO.

AND IT FEELS GREAT.

Reporter: AND EVERY

MONTH "HRT FOR LEBANON"

AND "ORPHANS' PROMISE"

GIVE FOOD TO LARA'S FAMILY

AND THOUSANDS OF OTHER

FAMILIES.

I CAN'T THANK THEM

ENOUGH FOR EVERYTHING THEY

HAVE DONE FOR US.

THE CHRISTIANS ARE THE

ONES WHO HAVE REALLY

HELPED US.

I LOVE "HEART FOR

LEBANON" AND "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" BECAUSE THEY ARE

HELPING US, LIKE GOD

TEACHES US TO HELP OTHERS.

DEAR GOD, PLEASE BLESS

AND TAKE CARE OF THE

ORPHANS OF SYRIA.

AND PLEASE BLESS THE

CHRISTIANS WHO HAVE OPENED

THE SCHOOL.

PLEASE BLESS THEM AND KEEP

THEM SAFE.

AMEN.

Chris: THAT'S A GREAT

STORY.

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" HELPS

FAMILIES LIKE LARA'S ALL

OVER THE WORLD.

THAT'S IT FOR THIS

EDITION.

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