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Jerusalem Dateline: 03/17/17 30,000+ Run in Record Jerusalem Marathon

This week on Jerusalem Dateline: runners from around the world converge on Jerusalem for its annual marathon; plus will President Trump move the US embassy to Jerusalem? And the place where many believe Jesus arose from the dead gets a face lift. Read Transcript


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Chris: THIS WEEK USALEM DIN

NNFROM AD THE

WORLD CON VIRGE

MORTS AAL

MARA.

AND FOR ME, JERUSALEM

MARAON IS SHOWCASING THE

CITY.

Chris: PLUS, WILL

U.S. PRESIDENT TRUMP MAKE

GOOD ON HIS PLEDGE TO MOVE

THE U.S. EMBASSY TO

JERUSALEM?

> AND THE CHURCH OF THE

HOLY SEPULCHRE GETS A FACE

LIFT.

MANY BELIEVE THIS IS THE

SITE WHERE JESUS ROSE FROM

THE DEAD. ALL OF THIS AND MORE ON

THIS WEEK'S "JERUSALEM

DATELINE."

HELLO, AND WELCOME TO THIS

EDITION OF "JERUSALEM

DATELINE."

I'M CHRIS MITCHELL, COMING

TO YOU FROM THE BEGINNING

OF THE SEVENTH ANNUAL

JERUSALEM MARATHON WITH

JOSEPH FROM CONNECTICUT.

RIGHT?

THAT'S RIGHT.

ChrisIT WILLBE A SUCCESSFUL RACE FOR

ME.

Chris: THIS IS THE

START LINE, AND THOUSANDS

OF RUNNERS FROM ALL OVER

THE WORLD HAVE CONVERGED

ON THE CITY.

AND AS JULIE STAAL TELLS

US, IT IS NOT JUST A

SPORTING EVENT, BUT A

SPIRITUAL ONE, TOO.

Julie: THIS IS THE

SEVENTH ANNUAL JERUSALEM

MARATHON, THE LARGEST YET.

MORE THAN 30,000 RUNNERS

GOT UP VERY EARLY THIS

MORNING TO TAKE PART IN

THIS MARATHON AND OTHER

RACES.

FROM 3.5000 RUNNERS

FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.

YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO WHAT

THEY'RE SAYING.

BEFORE THEY RUN, THEY'RE

INTO THE SPIRITUAL EVENT.

THIS IS THE SITE, AND

THE TIME HAS COME FOR ME

TO VISIT IT.

Julie: THE JERUSALEM

MAYOR HAD THE IDEA FOR THE

MARATHON AS A WAY TO DRAW

PEOPLE TO THE CITY WHO

WOULDN'T HAVE OTHERWISE

VISITED.

THIS YEAR THEY'RE MARKING

THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF

THE REUNIFICATION OF

JERUSALEM.

AND FOR ME, THE

JERUSALEM MARATHON IS

SHOWCASING THE CITY.

YOU KNOW, IT IS

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WHERE FAMI AND KIDS

CHILDREN AND IT

GAVE MOTIVATION FOR ALL OF E CITI RUN.

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RUNNING IN THE BEAUTIFUL

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Julie: IT GO

THROUGH THE OLD C AND

THUGH MODERN

NEIGORHOODS AND THROUGH

THE CE

SOME RAN TO SUPPORT

CAUSLIKE RIC RICK, WHO RAN

FOR CBN'S "OPERATION

BLESSING."

I READ ABOUT THE ISRAEL

RELIEF THAT "OPERATION

BLESSING" HAS.

AND I I WAS DELIGHTED TO

FIND OUT THAT YOU DO SO

MUCH TO HELP SUPPORT

ISRAEL.

Julie: WHETHER

THEY'RE RUNNING FOR

CAUSE OR JUST FOR FUN, THE

JESALEM MATHON IS

BECOMING A DESTINATION FOR

MORE OF THE WORLD'S

RUNNERS.

THE MARATHON IS ONE OF

THE BIGGEST EVENTS HERE IN

JERUSALEM DURING THE YEAR.

AND I'M HERE WITH

HENRIETTA.

ARE YOU GOING TO FINISH?

YES.

Chris: AND WHERE ARE

YOU FROM?

I AM FROM NEW JERSEY

AND I LIVE IN BROOKLYN.

Chris: ALL THE WAY

FROM BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.

ON A POLITICAL NOTE, ONE

OF THE BIGGEST STORIES IS

WHETHER U.S. PRESIDENT

DONALD TRUMP WILL MOVE THE

U.S. EMBASSY FROM TEL AVIV

TO JERUSALEM.

AND RECENTLY A U.S.

DELEGATION CAME TO SAY HE

WILL MAKE GOOD ON THAT

PLEDGE.

THE DELEGATION, LED BY

CONGRESSMAN RON DESANTIS,

CAME HERE TO EXPLORE

MOVING THE U.S. EMBASSY TO

JERUSALEM.

A LOT OF PEOPLE THOUGHT

DONALD TRUMP WOULD DO THAT

ON DAY ONE.

AND SOME ARE DISAPPOINTED.

I THOUGHT IT WAS IMPORTANT

TO COME OUT AND GET SOME

KNOWLEDGE IN THE CONGRESS

ABOUT WHERE THIS THING

WILL ACTUALLY BE.

HE IS IN A POSITION WHERE

HE IS EITHER GOING TO

FOLLOW HIS CAMPAIGN

PROMISE OR HE WILL

ACTUALLY HAVE TO SIGN THIS

WAIVER.

Chris: IN 1995,

CONGRESS PASSED THE

JERUSALEM EMBASSY ACT,

REQUIRING THE U.S. EMBASSY

TO BE MOVED FROM TEL AVIV

TO JERUSALEM, WHICH

ACCORDING TO ISRAEL IS ITS

TRUE CAPITAL.

SINCE THEN, EACH PRESIDENT

HAS SIGNED SECURITY

WAIVERS TO PREVENT THE

MOVE.

THE MOST RECENT ONE SIGNED

BY PRESIDENT OBAMA EXPIRES

IN MAY.

I THINK, KNOWING THE

PRESIDENT, HE HAS BEEN A

MAN OF HIS WORD.

I DON'T THINK HE IS GOING

TO, ON THE SAME MONTH

WHERE PEOPLE HERE IN

JERUSALEM ARE CELEBRATING

THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF

JERUSALEM DAY, SIGN THE

WAIVER.

Chris: THE GROUP

TOURED POSSIBLE EMBASSY

SITES HERE.

HE SAID HE DIDN'T MEET

WITH PALESTINIAN OR ARAB

LEADERS THIS TIME, BUT

BASED ON PAST MEETINGS, HE

DOESN'T EXPECT AN UPROAR

IF THE EMBASSY MOVES.

MY SENSE IS IF YOU LOOK

AT SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT

BIND OUR COUNTRY WITH SOME

OF THE ACTOR GULF STATES

WHO MAY NOT AGREE WITH

THIS, THEIR MAIN CONCERN

IS NOT JERUSALEM RIGHT

NOW.

IT IS IRAN'S INTEREST.

Chris: ACCORDING TO

DESANTIS, THERE ARE THREE

BENEFITS FOR MOVING THE

EMBASSY.

ONE IS TRUTH.

WE HAVE THIS HISTORIC

CONNECTION WITH THE JEWISH

PEOPLE IN THE CITY OF

JERUSALEM.

Chris: ACCORDING TO

THE BIBLE, KING DAVID MAY

JERUSALEM THE CAPITAL OF

THE JEWISH PEOPLE 3,000

YEARS AGO.

TWO, I DO THINK IT IS

IMPORTANT THAT THE

PRESIDENT, HAVING MADE THE

PLEDGE, THAT HE FOLLOW

THROUGH WITH IT.

AND THIRD, I THINK IT WILL

REALLY SHOW THAT AMERICA

IS STANDING FOUR SCARE

BEHIND OUR ALLIES HERE IN

ISRAEL.

Chris: WELL, THE

MARATHON HAS ACTUALLY

BEGUN.

[YELLING]

Chris: PEOPLE ARE

REALLY EXCITED ABOUT IT.

THOUSANDS OF RUNNERS FROM

ALL OVER THE WORLD HAVE

COME.

AND NOW, THEY'RE GOING TO

BE MOVING, AS THE MARATHON

GETS GOING, LITERALLY

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE,

THEY'RE ALL STAGGERED

TOGETHER.

THAT STORY ON THE U.S.

EMBASSY IS ONE OF THE

BIGGEST DIPLOMATIC

STORIES.

ON THE FINANCIAL SIDE,

THERE HAS BEEN A

MULTI-BILLION DEAL BETWEEN

A START-UP COMPANY HERE

THAT PROVIDES DRIVERLESS

CAR TECHNOLOGY WITH ONE OF

THE BIGGEST HIGH-TECH

COMPANIES IN THE WORLD.

MOBILE EYE MAINTAINS ITS

TECHNOLOGY ALREADY KEEPS

PASSENGERS SAFER ON THE

ROADS, REDUCING THE RISK

OF ACCIDENTS AND SAVING

LIVES.

THE SYSTEM ISSUES AN

ALERT, PROVIDING YOU WITH

UP TO TWO SECONDS TO BRAKE

AND PREVENT AN ACCIDENT.

Chris: INTEL AND

MOBILE EYE SAY THE

$15 BILLION DEAL WILL

COMBINE THE BEST

TECHNOLOGIES OF BOTH

COMPANIES AND CREATE

COMPUTERIZED DRIVING

SOLUTIONS FROM THE CLOUD

TO YOUR CAR.

AUTONOMOUS DRIVING IS

NOT JUST SCIENCE FICTION.

IT IS REAL.

Chris: JOHN MEDVED IS

AN EXPERT ON ISRAELI

START-UP COMPANIES.

MOBILE EYE, WHICH IS

OUR FAVORITE HERE IN

JERUSALEM, IS SUPPLYING

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 80% AND

90% OF AUTO MANUFACTURERS.

THEY STARTED WITH

COLLISION AVOIDANCE.

Chris: IT INCLUDES

FEATURES LIKE AUTONOMOUS

BRAKING AT RED LIGHTS AND

FOR PEDESTRIANS.

AUTONOMOUS URBAN AND NIGHT

DRIVING, AS WELL AS A

SYSTEM THAT SENSES THE

DRIVING SCENE.

PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU SAYS THE DEAL

PROVES THAT ISRAEL IS

BECOMING A GLOBAL

TECHNOLOGY CENTER.

THAT'S NOT THE ONLY PLUS

FOR ISRAEL.

INSTEAD OF OF MOVING TO

THE U.S., MOBILE EYE PLANS

TO KEEP ITS MAIN

OPERATIONS HERE, RATHER

THAN BEING INDECE INTEGRATED INTO

INTEL, IT WILL TAKE CHARGE

OF INTEL'S INTERNATIONAL

ACTIVITY FOR AUTONOMOUS

VEHICLES.

> IT IS ONE OF THE SIGNS

OF ECONOMIC HEALTH HERE IN

ISRAEL.

AS YOU CAN SEE, PEOPLE ARE

STILL HEADING ON THEIR WAY

TO THE START LINE OF THE

MARATHON AND THE HALF

MARATHON.

ON THE OTHER HAND, PEOPLE

ARE WONDERING IF U.S.

PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL JUST

MAINTAIN THE STATUS QUO

WITH ISRAEL AND THE MIDDLE

EAST.

BUT AS WENDY GRIFFITH

ASKED JOEL C. ROSENBERG,

HE SAYS THE U.S.-ISRAEL

RELATIONS ARE BETTER THAN

EVER.

Wendy: SOME ON THE

RIGHT ARE CONCERNED THAT

AFTER A TREMENDOUS START

WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP AND

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU, THAT

IT SEEMS LIKE THINGS MIGHT

BE RETURNING TO THE STATUS

QUO.

THERE WAS TALK ABOUT

IMMEDIATELY MOVING THE

EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM, AND

THAT SEEMS LIKE IT IS ON

THE BACK BURNER.

AND NOW THERE HAS BEEN A

PHONE CALL BETWEEN

PRESIDENT TRUMP AND

PRESIDENT MAHMOUD ABBAS.

SO WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON

THIS.

ARE THINGS GOING BACK TO

THE STATUS QUO?

I THINK THAT'S A BIT OF

HYPHYPERVENTILATING.

YOU HAVE THE BEST

U.S.-ISRAELI RELATIONSHIP

IN EIGHT YEARS, AND EARLY

LONGER.

IT SEEMS OUT THERE TO SAY

THAT SUDDENLY IT IS ALL

GOING BACK.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE

UNITED STATES SHOULD BE

TALKING TO THE

PALESTINIANS AS WELL AS

THE ISRAELIS, OF COURSE.

BUT WHO WAS THE FIRST

REGIONAL LEADER FOR THE

PRESIDENT TO MEET WITH?

IT WAS PRIME MINISTER

NETANYAHU.

IT IS A VERY WARM

RELATIONSHIP.

THE PRESIDENT HAS

APPOINTED VERY STRONG

PRO-ISRAEL PEOPLE AT HIM.

MIKE PENCE IS A FRIEND OF

MINE, AND THAT GUY IS ROCK

SOLID.

I THINK THERE IS A LITTLE

HUFFING AND PUFFING.

LOOK, THE PRESIDENT NEEDS

A GOOD WORKING

RELATIONSHIP WITH THE KING

OF JORDAN, WITH THE

PRESIDENT OF EGYPT, WITH

THE PALESTINIAN LEADERS.

I DON'T KNOW THAT THE

PRESIDENT CAN GET WHAT HE

WANTS.

HE WANTS A FULL

PALESTINIAN-ISRAELI PEACE

DEAL.

GOD BLESS HIM.

Wendy: EVERY

PRESIDENT DOES.

EVERYBODY DOES, AND HE

IS THE GUY WHO IS THE ART

OF THE DEAL.

BUT HE SHOULD BE TALKING

TO THEM AND HONORING THE

PALESTINIAN PEOPLE WHO ARE

IN A VERY DIFFICULT SPOT,

QUITE HONESTLY.

Wendy: LET'S TALK

ABOUT THE IRAN NUCLEAR

DEAL.

PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS

INHERITED THAT.

AND HE SAID HE IS GOING TO

DO AWAY WITH IT --

NO, HE HAS NEVER SAID

IN A CAMPAIGN, OR SINCE,

THAT HE WOULD RIP UP THE

DEAL.

THAT WAS RUBIO AND CRUZ

AND EVERYBODY ELSE.

HE SAID, ONCE YOU MAKE THE

DEAL, IT'S DONE.

YOU'RE RIPPING UP THE DEAL

WITH THE RUSSIANS AND THE

FRENCH AND THE BRITISH AND

EVERYBODY ELSE -- I WOULD

RIP IT UP, INSTINCTIVELY.

BUT HIS POINT IS WE'VE GOT

TO NOW FIGURE OUT HOW TO

ENFORCE IT.

MY POINT -- HIS POINT IS,

IF IRAN VIOLATES, THEN YOU

START DEALING WITH THE

VIOLATIONS BECAUSE THE

WHOLE THING UNRAVELS IF

IRAN VIOLATES IT, RIGHT?

SO THAT'S THE PRESIDENT'S

APPROACH.

AND A BIG PART OF

NETANYAHU'S MEETINGS WITH

TRUMP WAS HOW DO WE BEGIN

TO NAVIGATE MONITORING

IRAN, AND THEN WHAT'S THE

POLICY, BOTH FOR THE

UNITED STATES, FOR ISRAEL,

AND FOR OUR REGIONAL

ALLIES, ONCE -- IRAN IS

ALREADY VIOLATING THE IT

IN CERTAIN WAYS.

THE BALLISTIC MISSILE

LAUNCHES AND THE TESTS --

THEY'RE NOT PART OF THE

IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL.

BUT THEY ARE PART OF OTHER

U.N. RESOLUTIONS THAT SAY

THEY CAN'T CAST THOSE

TYPES OF MISSILES.

SO THERE IS A BIG TEST

COMING FOR THE PRESIDENT.

Wendy: UH-HUH.

HOW AM I GOING TO DEAL

WITH IRAN AND MAKE SURE

THEY DON'T BECOME AN

ENORMOUS EXTENTIAL THREAT

TO ISRAEL AND THE SAUDIS

AND EVERYBODY ELSE IN THE

REGION AND NOT A THREAT TO

THE UNITED STATES.

Chris: UP NEXT...ONE

OF THE MOST REVERED SITES

IN CHRISTIANITY GETS A

FACE LIFT.

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Chris: WELCOME BACK

TO "JERUSALEM DATELINE."

WE'RE HERE AT THE JAFFA

GATE, ONE OF THE ENTRANCES

OF THE OLD CITY, AND PART

OF THE ROUTE OF THE

JERUSALEM MARATHON.

IT IS ALSO ABOUT A

FIVE-MINUTE WALK FROM ONE

OF THE HOLIEST SITES IN

ALL OF CHRISTIANITY, THE

CHURCH OF THE HOLY

SEPULCHRE, THE PLACE WHERE

MANY BELIEVE JESUS CHRIST

WAS BURIED AND ROSE FROM

THE DEAD.

THIS IS CALLED THE EDIQUL,

A STRUCTURE BUILT OVER

WHAT MANY BELIEVE IS THE

BURIAL PLACE OF JESUS.

AFTER YEARS OF NEGLECT, IT

IS GETTING A FACELIFT.

THIS IS A GREAT RESULT

OF THIS PHASE OF THE

PROJECT.

Chris: THIS PROFESSOR

OVERSEES THE PROJECT.

OF COURSE, NOW WE ARE

GOING WITH BOLTS AND

ANCHORS.

WE NEED TO RE-ADJUST IT TO

THE MARBLE SLABS, UPON

SOME MORTAR AND CONCRETE.

THAT MEANS WE'RE GOING TO

INSURE THE STRUCTURE'S

INTEGRITY.

Chris: NATIONAL

GEOGRAPHIC FIRST

DOCUMENTED THE RESTORATION

LAST YEAR FOR A TELEVISION

SPECIAL.

THIS IS THE MARBLE SLAB

THAT WAS REMOVED FOR THE

FIRST TIME IN MORE THAN

200 YEARS.

BENEATH THAT, THEY FOUND A

SLAB FROM THE TIME OF THE

CRUSADERS, AND THEN A TOMB

FROM THE FIRST CENTURY

THAT MANY BELIEVE WAS

THETOMY OF JESUS.

WHILE MANY BELIEVE THE

CHURCH OF THE HOLY

SEPULCHRE THE SITE WHERE

JESUS WAS BURIED AND ROSE

AGAIN, OTHERS BELIEVE THAT

THE RESURRECTION TOOK

PLACE AT THE GARDEN TOMB,

NOT FAR AWAY.

THE WORK IS PRESERVING THE

CHURCH FOR YEARS TO COME.

WE HAD, OF COURSE, TO

OPEN THE HOLY TOMB IN

ORDER TO INSULATE IT AND

PROTECT IT.

THIS NUMBER, S-3, E-14,

THIS IS FROM THIS PLACE OF

THE MONUMENT.

Chris: THE

RESTORATION IS LIKE

PUTTING A PUZZLE TOGETHER.

THEY EXPLAIN HOW THEY

RECONSTRUCT THE MARBLE

SLABS SURROUNDING THE

EDIQUL.

WE OPEN IT AND PUT ROWS

BETWEEN THE TWO PIECES.

WE'RE JUST JOINING THE

PIECES TOGETHER, LIKE

THIS.

OKAY?

AND THEN WE HAVE TO PUT

THE PIECE HERE, SO THAT

THE WEIGHT OF THE ABOVE --

TO GIVE THE PRESSURE

STABILITY, AND TO PUT THE

PIECES TOGETHER IN THE

PERFECT POSITION.

Chris: FOR THOSE

WORKING ON THE PROJECT, IT

IS NOT A JOB, BUT A JOY.

> WHAT WAS YOUR FEELINGS

WHEN THE TOMB WAS OPENED?

GREAT FEELINGS.

WE WERE FEELING THAT

WORKING ON THE TOMB OF

CHRIST, WE WERE NOT

WORKING ON JUST A

MONUMENT.

IT IS THE MESSAGE OF

RESURRECTION.

IT IS THE HOPE AND THE

PRAYERS OF MILLIONS OF

PEOPLE.

YOU FEEL, WHEN YOU ARE

THERE, YOU ARE IN THE BEST

PLACE IN THE WORLD.

FOR MY MOTHER AND

GRANDMOTHER, THEY ARE VERY

HAPPY THAT I'M HERE.

AND WHEN THE PROJECT IS

FINISHED, I WILL BE THE

HAPPIEST IN MY LIFE.

Chris: THE PROJECT IS

EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED

BY EASTER.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY

SEPULCHRE, IN JERUSALEM'S

OLD CITY.

> CHRISTIAN PILGRIMS

AREN'T THE ONLY ONES

VISITING THE HOLY LAND.

SEE HOW ISRAEL IS HOME TO

ONE OF THE BIGGEST

MIGRATIONS IN THE WORLD.

TO "JERUSALEM DATELINE."

WE'RE AT ANOTHER SPOT ON

THE JERUSALEM MARATHON.

IT'S A GRUELING RACE

BECAUSE OF THE HILLS OF

JERUSALEM, BUT ONE OF THE

MOST UNIQUE IN THE WORLD.

THE RUNNERS THAT COME HERE

ARE ALSO JUST A FRACTION

OF THE RUNNERS.

HERE IS ONE OF THEM --

THEY ARE JUST A FRACTION

OF THE PEOPLE WHO COME TO

ISRAEL EACH YEAR.

BUT THERE IS ANOTHER

VISITOR: ABOUT A HALF A

MILLION BIRDS MIGRATE HERE

TO ISRAEL.

AS I FOUND OUT WHEN I WENT

TO NORTHERN ISRAEL, IT IS

ALSO A PARADISE FOR

BIRD-WATCHERS.

THE HULA DAILY HOSTS

MILLIONS OF BIRDS AND

THOUSANDS OF VISITORS EACH

YEAR.

THIS IS ONE OF THE

RICHEST SITES IN THE WORLD

FOR BIRD-WATCHING.

ISRAEL SORT OF IS A

JUNCTION BETWEEN THREE

CONTINENTS.

AND BIRDS THAT ARE

ESSENTIALLY TRYING TO

AVOID HIGH MOUNTAINS AND

GREAT EXPANSES OF WATER,

THEY COME THROUGH HERE.

Chris: SOME OF THE

BIRDS FLY 2,000 MILES IN

THREE TO FIVE DAYS WITHOUT

A MEAL.

THEY FLY FROM EUROPE AND

ASIA TO AFRICA.

FOR MANY, ISRAEL IS THE

HALF WAY POINT.

THAT POINT IS THE HULA

VALLEY, PART OF A

3,700-MILE STRETCH FROM

SYRIA TO MOZAMBIQUE.

EVEN THE STORK IN THE SKY

KNOWS HER SEASONS, AND THE

TURTLE DOVE AND THE SWIFT

AND THE THRUSH OBSERVE THE

TIME OF THEIR MIGRATION.

SOME 400 SPECIES OF BIRDS

STOP FOR RUELING, AND A

FRACTION EVEN WINTERS

HERE, INCLUDING 30,000 TO

45,000ES.

LILY TO THEM TALK, ONE

CAN UNDERSTAND WHY KI

HEZEKIAHYS HE CHATTERED

LIKE A CRANE.

THE CRANES CAN

RECOGNIZE EACH OTHER'S

VOICES.

20 YEARS AGO, THERE WERE

HARDLY ANY CRANES HERE

BECAUSE THE NATURAL SWAMPS

WERE DRAINED FOR FARM

LAND.

BUT EXPERTS RESTORED PART

OF THE LAKE.

THE ANSWER WAS

ESSENTIALLY TO GIVE IT

BACK TO NATURE.

SO THE PROJECT HAS GONE

SORT OF IN A CIRCLE.

AND WE'RE BACK TO TRYING

TO RENOVATE, TRYING TO

SORT OF REPRODUCE WHAT

EXISTED HERE IN THE PAST.

Chris: THAT AND A

SPECIAL FEEDING PROJECT

BROUGHT THE CRANES BACK,

ALONG WITH THE VISITORS.

THIS IS A WONDERFUL

OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO

EDUCATE PEOPLE ABOUT

BIRDS, ABOUT NATURE.

I THINK THAT YOU DON'T

NEED TO BE A BIRD-LOVER

WHEN YOU'RE COMING HERE,

BUT YOU' DEFINITELY A

BIRDER WHEN YOU ARE

GOINOUT OF THIS SITE.

Chris: VISITORS TO

THIS RESERVE CAN RIDE THE

SAFARIWAGOSAFARI WAGON INTO THE

MIDST OF THE CRANES.

THERE IS NO PLACE IN THE

WORLD TO SEE SO MANY

CRANES IN SUCH A SMALL

AREA.

AND BIRD-WATCHERS FROM ALL

OVERCOME TO SEE THE

PHENOMENON.

I DON'T EVEN CARE IF

YOU LIKE BIRDS.

YOU HAVE TO EXPERIENCE

THIS.

YOU HAVE TO COME AND SEE

THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS

AND THUNDERSHOWERS OF THOUSANDS OF CRANES.

IF YOUR A BIRDER, I

DON'T THINK THERE IS A

BETTER PLACE TO COME TO

SEE THE VARIETY OF

SPECIES, AND THE

ATMOSPHERE AND BEAUTY OF

THE PLACE IS UNRIVALLED TO

ANY PLACE IN THE WORLD.

Chris: THESE CRANES

WILL BE BACK NEXT YEAR,

ALONG WITH THE

BIRD-LOVERS.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

AGAMON, HAHULA.

TO "JERUSALEM DATELINE."

WE'RE BACK INSIDE THE OLD

CITY TO SEE THE RUNNERS OF

THE MARATHON, HALF

MARATHON, AND EVEN A 10K

RACE.

RECENTLY WE BROUGHT YOU A

STORY ABOUT HOW ISRAEL IS

TREATING SYRIAN REFUGEES

UP ON ISRAEL'S NORTHERN

BORDER.

AND HERE IS A STORY OUR

CAMERAMAN, JOHN THA JONATHAN GOSS,

PUT TOGETHER FOR OUR

Facebook VIEWERS ABOUT

THIS HEART-WARMING STORY.

MOST OF THE INJURIES

ARE MID-FACE, LOWER FACE,

FROM GUNSHOT WOUNDS.

AND THOSE WHO SURVIVE ARE

BEING EVACUATED TO US.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

WE TREAT PEOPLE, AND

THEY COME IN A SEVERE

STATE.

YOU SEE IT IN THEIR EYES.

THEY LOOK AT US WITH THEIR

EYES, AND THEY LOOK FOR

HELP.

THEY LOOK FOR COMPASSION.

ONCE WE TREAT THEM, AND WE

SEE THE EVOLVING OF TRUST

AND THEIR OPENNESS TO US,

AND IF WE CHANGE ONE

SYRIAN, AND THE SECOND AND

THE THIRD, AND THEY GO

BACK TO SYRIA, AND THEY

WILL EDUCATE THEIR

CHILDREN THAT WE ARE NOT

SO BAD.

Chris: THAT'S A

POWERFUL STORY OF HOW

ISRAEL IS HELPING THEIR

NEIGHBORS.

IT IS ALSO AN EXAMPLE OF

WHAT YOU CAN SEE ON OUR

Facebook PAGE.

SO PLEASE LIKE US AND

SHARE US WITH YOUR

FRIENDS.

THAT'S IT FOR THIS

EDITION.

I'M CHRIS MITCHELL.

YOU CAN FOLLOW US

THROUGHOUT THE WEEK ON

Facebook, TWITTER, AND

INSTAGRAM.

AND IF YOU'RE A RUNNER,

CONSIDER COMING TO NEXT

YEAR'S JERUSALEM MARATHON,

AND WE'LL LEAVE YOU WITH

THIS EDITION WITH MORE

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS FROM THE

JERUSALEM MARATHON.

[YELLING]

[CHEERING]

[APPLAUSE]

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