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Jerusalem Dateline: 3/31/17 ‘New Sheriff In Town’ Rejects Israel-Bashing at UN

This week on Jerusalem Dateline: the largest US pro-Israel group celebrates “no daylight” between Washington & Jerusalem; U.N. still bashing Israel, but US ambassador says no more; and take a trip on the Gospel Trail and see where Jesus walked. Read Transcript


Chris: THIS WEEK ON

"JERUSALEM DATELINE," THE

LARGEST PRO-ISRAEL GROUP

CELEBRATES A NEW

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN

WASHINGTON AND JERUSALEM.

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN

MANY YEARS, PERHAPS EVEN

MANY DECADES, THERE IS NO

DAYLIGHT BETWEEN OUR TWO

GOVERNMENTS.

Chris: SEE HOW THIS

U.N. BODY SPENDS A LOT OF

ITS TIME CONDEMNING THE

JEWISH STATE.

> AND TAKE A TRIP ON THE

GOSPEL TRAIL AND SEE THE

PLACES WHERE JESUS WALKED.

> HELLO, AND WELCOME TO

THIS EDITION OF "JERUSALEM

DATELINE."

I'M CHRIS MITCHELL.

COMING TO YOU THIS WEEK

FROM JUST ACROSS THE

VALLEY OF OLD JERUSALEM'S

LAWS.

NEARLY 20,000 PRO-ISRAEL

SUPPORTERS GATHERED AT THE

ANNUAL AMERICAN-ISRAEL

PUBLIC FA AFFAIRS MEETING.

HERE IS CBN NEWS' AMBER C.

STRONG.

THEY CAME IN SUPPORT OF

THE JEWISH STATE, TO

CELEBRATE CULTURE, DISCUSS

THE LATEST IN ISRAELI

TECHNOLOGY, BUT MOSTLY

THEY CAME TO TALK POLICY.

EACH YEAR 18,000 PEOPLE

DESCEND UPON APAC POLICY

CONFERENCE.

AND AT THIS YEAR'S

CONFERENCE, ONE MESSAGE

SEEMED TO RESONATE:

REBUILDING THAT

RELATIONSHIP WITH ISRAEL.

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN

MANY YEARS, PERHAPS EVEN

MANY DECADES, THERE IS NO

DAYLIGHT BETWEEN OUR TWO

GOVERNMENTS.

[APPLAUSE]

Reporter: LAST YEAR A

THEN CANDIDATE TRUMP

IMPRESSED THE CROWDS WITH

A SCATHING DESCRIPTION OF

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S

RELATIONSHIP WITH ISRAEL.

President Trump: HE

MAY BE THE WORST THING

THAT EVER HAPPENED TO

ISRAEL.

Reporter: APAC

PRESIDENT LILLIAN PINCUS

WAS QUIT TO REMIND THE

MEDIA OF THE IMPORTANCE OF

A BIPARTISAN CONFERENCE.

ALL EYES WERE ON VICE

PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE.

IT IS GREAT TO BE BACK

TO APAC.

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A

LONG TIME, AMERICA HAS A

PRESIDENT WHO WILL STAND

WITH OUR ALLIES AND STAND

UP TO OUR ENEMIES.

THE UNITED STATES WILL NO

LONGER ALLOW THE UNITED

NATIONS TO BE USED AS A

FORUM FOR A WAY AGAINST

ISRAEL OR THE WEST.

Reporter: BEYOND

STRENGTHENING THAT BOND

BETWEEN THE U.S. AND

ISRAEL, ANOTHER TOPIC

LUMED AT THE CONFERENCE:

IRAN.

BOTH OUR GOVERNMENTS

RECOGNIZE THAT FOREMOST

AMONG THOSE CHALLENGES

REMAINS IRAN.

WE BOTH RECOGNIZE THAT THE

NUCLEAR DEAL DOES NOT

BLOCK IRAN'S PATH TO A

BOMB.

Reporter: NATALI

BENNETT, ISRAEL'S MINISTER

OF EDUCATION, TOLD CBN

NEWS THE TIME TO ACT IS

NOW.

WE'VE GOT AN IRAN WHO

HAS A GOAL TO CREATE A

GLOBAL HEGAMONY OVER THE

ENTIRE REGION.

WE CANNOT ALLOW IRAN TO

THREATEN THE FREE WORLD

WITH NUCLEAR BOOMS.

BOMBS.

WE HAVE TO STOP THEM.

Reporter: HE SAYS IT

IS A CHALLENGE THAT THE

TWO ALLIES CAN MEET.

WE HAVE TO STOP THAT

PATH.

AND THERE ARE A FEW WAYS

WE CAN DO IT, AND WE'RE

WORKING ON IT TOGETHER

WITH THE UNITED STATES.

Reporter: TONY BLAIR

AGREES THAT IT IS TIME FOR

THE WEST TO PUSH BACK

AGAINST IRAN.

STAND UP.

BE FIRM.

AND MAKE SURE THAT --

[APPLAUSE]

-- IT'S A VERY SIMPLE

THING.

IF YOU HAD A BENIGN REGIME

IN IRAN, ALL OF THE

PROBLEMS OF THE MIDDLE

EAST WOULD BE EASIER TO

RESOLVE.

Chris: THE U.S.

SENATE CONFIRMED DAVID

FRIEDMAN AS THE U.S.

AMBASSADOR TO ISRAEL.

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU SENT A

VIDEO CONGRATULATING

FRIEDMAN.

IT IS ONE MORE SIGN OF THE

GROWING COOPERATION

BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES

AND ISRAEL.

HERE IS WAS NETANYAHU HAD

TO SAY ABOUT THE PROSPECTS

FOR PEACE.

ISRAEL IS COMMITTED TO

WORKING WITH PRESIDENT

TRUMP TO ADVANCE PEACE

WITH THE PALESTINIANS AND

WITH ALL OUR NEIGHBORS.

I BELIEVE THAT THE COMMON

DANGERS FACED BY ISRAEL

AND MANY OF OUR ARAB

NEIGHBORS NOW OFFER A RARE

OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD

BRIDGES TOWARDS A BETTER

FUTURE, A FUTURE MORE

PROSPEROUS, MORE SECURE,

MORE PEACEFUL.

Chris: THE

ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN

CONFLICT IS LIKELY TO

CONSUME A LOT OF TIME OF

NETANYAHU AND THE NEW U.S.

AMBASSADOR.

BUT ONE STICKING POINT IS

THE CONTINUED PALESTINIAN

TERRORISM INSIDE ISRAEL,

BUT WHAT IS TO BLAME?

SOME PALESTINIANS BLAME IT

ON THEIR ANGER OVER THE

CONTENTION THEY'RE LIVING

UNDER ISRAELI OCCUPATION.

BUT IN THIS EXCLUSIVE

REPORT, SOME PALESTINIANS

BLAME IT ON HOPELESSNESS

AND DISPAIR.

CORRUPTION IN THE

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY

COULD BE DRIVING YOUNG

PALESTINIANS TO CARRY OUT

TERROR ATTACKS.

IN GENERAL, PEOPLE ARE

NOT FEELING SAFE.

IF ANYBODY COMPLAINS ABOUT

SOMEONE WHO BELONGS TO

FATAH OR THE PALESTINIAN

AUTHORITY, OR AGAINST

SOMEBODY WHO IS RELATED TO

SOMEONE IN THE PALESTINIAN

AUTHORITY, THE POLICE

REJECT THE COMPLAINT.

Chris: AHMED IS ONE

OF SOME TWO MILLION ARABS

LIVING UNDER P.A. CONTROL

IN THE WEST BANK.

WE HAVE HIDDEN HIS

IDENTITY FOR HIS

PROTECTION.

EVEN IF SOMEBODY HAS

BEEN ASSAULTED BY SOMEONE

WHO BELONGS TO THE

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY AND

COMPLAINS, THEY FORCE HIM

TO BACK DOWN, OR HE IS

THREATENED WITH DEATH OR

JAIL.

Chris: THE

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY

GOVERNMENT IS IN RAMALLAH.

SINCE ITS ESTABLISHMENT IN

THE MID-'90s, THE U.S.

HAS COMMITTED ABOUT

$5 BILLION INSISTENCE.

THAT WOULD MAKE

PALESTINIANS AMONG THE

WORLD'S LARGEST RECIPIENTS

OF FOREIGN AID.

SOMETIMES I BELIEVE

THAT THE REFERLUTIONNARY

COUNCIL ITHE REVOLUTIONARYCOUNCIL IS THE C OUNCIL OF

CORRUPTION.

Chris: THE

PALESTINIAN PRIME MINISTER

RAMIHAMDALI SAYS THERE IS

NO CORRUPTION IN THE P.A.

THESE PEOPLE WILL BE

BROUGHT TO JUSTICE, IF

THERE IS ANY CORRUPTION.

IF ANYONE COMMITS ANY OF

THESE ISSUES, ACTUALLY, HE

OR SHE WILL BE BROUGHT TO

JUSTICE.

Chris: ACCORDING TO A

SURVEY LAST YEAR, MORE

THAN 95% OF PALESTINIANS

SEE THEIR GOVERNMENT AS

CORRUPT.

PEOPLE CAN SEE

EVERYTHING.

EVERYBODY KNOWS ONCE

YOU COMPLAIN, YOU ARE

PUTTING YOUR LIFE IN

DANGER.

AND THE POLICY OF THE

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY IS

IF A PERSON HAS A PROBLEM

WITH AN OFFICIAL, IF THIS

OFFICIAL ASKS HIM FOR A

BRIBE, THAT PERSON HAS TO

PAY, EVEN IF HE HAS

NOTHING.

THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY

AND THE SECURITY SERVICES

COME AGAINST HIM, AND

NOBODY WILL PROTECT HIM.

Chris: PRESIDENT

TRUMP SAYS HE WANTS A

PEACE DEAL BETWEEN ISRAEL

AND THE PALESTINIANS, BUT

AKMED SAYS LACK OF PEACE

ISN'T THE PROBLEM.

I WANT THE WEST AND THE

UNITED NATIONS TO

ESTABLISH AN INQUIRY

DELEGATION, AN HONEST ONE,

TO INQUIRE INTO ALL OF

THOSE CRIMES THAT ARE PERO

PERPETRATED BY

PALESTINIANS.

I'M SURE HUNDREDS OF THOSE

GUILTY PEOPLE WILL BE PUT

IN PRISON.

Chris: AHMED WANTS

THE WEST AND THE UNITED

NATIONS TO PRESSURE THE

P.A. TO BECOME AN HONEST

GOVERNMENT.

UNTIL THEN, HE SAYS, THERE

WILL BE NO STATE AND

TERRORISM WILL CONTINUE.

Chris: COMING UP,

FIND OUT ABOUT THE U.N.

GROUP WHERE THE JEWISH

STATE DOESN'T SEEM TO GET

Chris: WELCOME BACK

TO "JERUSALEM DATELINE."

BEHIND ME YOU CAN SEE THE

RED ROADS OF YEMEN HASHI,

BUILT OUTSIDE THE WALLS OF

THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM.

THE UNITED NATIONS HAS A

REPUTATION FOR BASHING THE

JEWISH STATE, BUT THE NEW

U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE

U.N., NIKKI HALEY, TOLD

APAC THAT THE DAYS OF

ISRAEL BASHING ARE OVER.

THERE ARE A LOT OF

THREATS TO PEACE AND

SECURITY, BUT YOU'RE NOT

GOING TO TAKE OUR NUMBER

ONE DE DEMOCRATIC FRIEND IN

THE MIDDLE EAST AND BEAT

UP ON THEM.

I THINK WHAT YOU'RE SEEING

IS THEY'RE ALL BACKING UP

A LITTLE BIT.

THE ISRAEL BASHING IS NOT

AS LOUD.

THEY DIDN'T KNOW EXACTLY

WHAT I MEANT, OUTSIDE OF

GIVING THE SPEECH, SO WE

SHOWED THEM.

SO WHEN THEY DECIDED TO

TRY TO PUT A PALESTINIAN

IN ONE OF THE HIGHEST

POSITIONS THAT HAD EVER

BEEN GIVEN AT THE U.N., WE

SAID NO, AND WE HAD HIM

BOOTED OUT.

SO FOR ANYONE THAT SAYS

YOU CAN'T GET ANYTHING

DONE AT THE U.N., THEY

NEED TO KNOW THERE IS A

NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN.

[APPLAUSE]

Chris: THE U.N.-WATCH

HAS BEEN FIGHTING THE U.N.

BIAS AGAINST THE JEWISH

STATE FOR YEARS IN THE

GENEVA-BASED HUMAN RIGHTS

COUNCILMENT HERE ICOUNCIL.

HERE IS A VIDEO DELIVERING

THE STUNNING REBUKE HE

DELIVERED ON ISRAEL'S

BEHALF.

THEY HAVE USED THE

WORST KIND OF ABUSE, AND

IMPOSING A REGIME OF

APARTHEID.

THEY CONTINUE TO

EXERCISE APARTHEID IN

PALESTINIAN, WHICH

CONSTITUTES VIOLENCE AND

TERROR AGAINST THE

PALESTINIAN PEOPLE.

THESE VIOLATIONS

INCLUDE THE BUILDING OF

APARTHEID ROAD TO

LEGITIMIZE THE LAND AND IN TO

INCLUDE ISRAEL.

ISRAEL PRACTICES

DISCRIMINATION, AS WELL AS

EXTREMISM.

THE UNITED NATIONS

WATCH HAS THE FLOOR.

MR. PRESIDENT, LET ME

BEGIN BY PUTTING THE

FOLLOWING ON THE RECORD.

EVERYTHING WE JUST HEARD

FROM THE WORLD'S WORST

ABUSERS OF WOMEN'S RIGHTS,

OF FREEDOM OF RELIGION, OF

THE PRESS, OF ASSEMBLY, OF

SPEECH, IS ABSOLUTELY

FALSE AND INDEED ORWELION.

THE AGENDA ITEM AGAINST

ISRAEL COMPLETELY IGNORES

THEY'RE HUMAN RIGHTS.

OVER THE WEEKEND,

PRESIDENT ABBAS ANNOUNCED

HE WAS GIVING HIS HIGHEST

MEDAL TO A MAN IN A

BEIRUT-BASED AGENCY OF 18

ARAB STATES, AFTER GENERAL

GUTERREZ RIGHTLY

INSTRUCTED HER TO REMOVE

THE REPORT THAT A ACCUSED

APARTHEID.

WHY IS HE CELEBRATING A

REPORT AFTER HIS ONLY

COMMISSION TRIED TO REMOVE

MR. FAULK?

THE ACCUSATION AGAINST

ISRAEL IS ABSURD.

ISRAEL'S 1.5 MILLION

ARABS --

MORE THAN ONE STATEMENT

USED INACCEPTABLE TERMS,

AND SO WE WOULD LIKE THIS

TO BE STOPPED.

AND WE CALL FOR RESPECT OF

OUR POSITIONS WITHIN THE

UNITED COUNCIL.

NOW, THE PREVIOUS

SPEAKER CAN CONTINUE.

THANK YOU,

MR. PRESIDENT.

ISRAEL'S 1.5 MILLION

ARABS -- WHATEVER

CHALLENGES THEY FACE,

ENJOY FULL RIGHTS TO

VOTES, THEY WORK AS

DOCTORS AND LAWYERS, AND

THEY SERVE ON THE SUPREME

COURT.

I WOULD LIKE TO ASK THAT

COMMISSION, EGYPT, IRAQ,

AND THE OTHERS, HOW MANY

JEWS LIVE IN YOUR

COUNTRIES?

HOW MANY JEWS LIVED IN

EGYPT, ALGERIA, WHERE ARE

YOUR JEWS?

EGYPT USED TO HAVE 75,000

JEWS -- WHERE ARE YOUR

JEWS.

SYRIA, YOU HAD TENS OF

THOUSANDS OF JEWS, WHERE

ARE YOUR JEWS?

MR. PRESIDENT, WHERE IS

THE REAL APARTHEID.

WHY IS THERE A U.N.

COMMISSION THAT DOES NOT

INCLUDE ISRAEL.

WHERE IS THE APARTHEID,

MR. PRESIDENT.

MR. PRESIDENT, WHY ARE WE

MEETING ON AN AGENDA ITEM,

SINGLING OUT ONLY ONE

STATE, THE JEWISH STATE,

FOR APARTHEID?

WHERE IS THE APARTHEID,

MR. PRESIDENT?

Chris: EARLIER, WE

TALKED WITH HIM IN OUR

JERUSALEM STUDIO ABOUT THE

BATTLE HE FACES AT THE

U.N.

EVERY TIME I LOCK INTO

THE U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS

COUNCIL -- ELEANOR

ROOSEVELT WAS THE FOUNDING

CHAIR ON THE U.N.

COMMISSION OF HUMANITARIAN

RIGHTS, AND TO SEE TODAY

HAVING MEMBERS LIKE CHINA,

RUSSIA, CUBA, PAKISTAN,

AND VENEZUELA, IT IS

OUTRAGEOUS.

EVERY TIME I WALK IN

THERE, I REMIND MYSELF

THAT I'M WALKING INTO AN

ORWELION NEWS.

AND THAT'S WHY I'M THE

MOST HATED MAN IN GENEVA.

Chris: CAN YOU

DESCRIBE WHAT TYPE OF

TREATMENT THAT ISRAEL GETS

IN THE UNITED NATIONS?

ISRAEL GETS A TREATMENT

THAT NO OTHER COUNTRY

GETS.

AT EVERY SESSION OF THE

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL,

THERE IS A DAY ON ISRAEL,

JUST LIKE A DAY ON HUMAN

RIGHTS AROUND THE WORLD,

AND ONE DAY JUST FOR

ISRAEL.

A SPECIAL AGENDA ONLY TO

CRITICIZE SO-CALLED

ISRAELI VIOLATIONS.

THERE IS NO AGENDA ITEM

FOR DARFUR OR SUDAN OR IN

SYRIA, NOR ON NORTH KOREA,

ONE OF THE MOST HORRIFIC

PLACES ON THE PLANET FOR

HUMAN RIGHTS.

ONLY ISRAEL GETS ITS ONLY

AGENDA ITEM.

AND ISRAEL IS CONDEMNED IN

HALF OF THE RESOLUTIONS AT

THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL.

THE EXPERTS ON ISRAEL

LOOKS ONLY AT ISRAELI

VIOLATIONS, AND WON'T LOOK

AT ANY PALESTINIAN

ACTIONS.

SO IF THERE IS, GOD

FORBID, A SUICIDE BOMBING

IN ISRAEL, THE EXPERT WILL

CRITICIZE ISRAEL'S

RESPONSE BUT THEY WON'T

CRITICIZE A SUICIDE

BOMBING, WHICH IS A

PALESTINIAN ACT, BECAUSE

IT IS NOT HIS MANDATE.

IT IS DESIGNED TO CREATE A

NARRATIVE AS ISRAEL AS

SOME SORT OF WICKED HUMAN

RIGHTS ABUSER.

Chris: BOO IS I WHAT IS IT

LOOK FOLIKE FOR YOU?

IT IS NOT GOOD.

YOU KNOW MANY PEOPLE

DESPISE YOU.

IT IS NOT PLEASANT, BUT WE

GET SUPPORT AROUND THE

WORLD, AND WE KNOW WE'RE

DOING THE RIGHT THING, AND

WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE

SPEAKING OUT.

Chris: UP NEXT, IS

CHRISTIAN PER CONSTITUTION

IPERSECUTION INTHE ARAB WORLD NEW?

Chris: WELCOME BACK

TO "JERUSALEM DATELINE."

BEHIND ME YOU CAN SEE THE

CHURCH OF THE DORMISSION

ON MT. ZION, WHERE MANY

CHRISTIANS WORSHIP HERE IN

THE CITY OF JERUSALEM.

AND DURING THE PAST FEW

YEARS, MUSLIM PERSECUTION

OF CHRISTIANS IN THE

MIDDLE EAST HAS EXPLODED.

BUT IS IT ANYTHING NEW?

JULIE STAAL ASKED AUTHOR

AND PALESTINIAN AFFAIRS

EXPERT, PINCUS SINBARI

ABOUT HIS NEW BOOK AND THE

STORY IT TELLS OF

CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE

EAST NEARLY 100 YEARS AGO.

IT IS CALLED A WRITING

STONE.

STONE IS THE NAME OF THE

HORSE AND IT REPRESENTS A

SPIRIT OF FREEDOM.

IT IS ABOUT THE CHRISTIAN

COMMUNITY DURING THE

BRITISH MANDATE, THE

GOVERNMENT.

Reporter: THAT WOULD

BE THE CHRISTIAN-ARAB

COMMUNITY?

CHRISTIAN-ARAB

COMMUNITY, YES.

BUT HERE THERE IS AN

AMERICAN LADY.

Reporter: SHE IS NOT

JUST ANY ARAB LADY, RIGHT?

SHE HAS A HISTORY IN HIS

LAND?

YES, BECAUSE SHE WAS

BORN IN AMERICA, AN

AMERICAN GIRL.

AND SHE WAS RIDING HORSES

IN AMERICA.

BUT HER FATHER DID THE NOT

FIND HIS PLACE IN AMERICA.

AND HE CAME WITH ALL OF

THE FAMILY BACK TO

PALESTINE.

AND HERE SHE FINDS HERSELF

AN AMERICAN-ARAB LADY IN

AN ARAB VILLAGE, AND SHE

DID NOT FIND HER PLACE

THERE.

Reporter: WE'RE

TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING

THAT TOOK PLACE 70 YEARS

AGO, 80 YEARS AGO.

IT IS DURING THE

BRITISH RULE OF THE

PALESTINE, IN THE FIRST

YEAR OF THE STATE OF

ISRAEL.

WHAT IS THE LESSON FOR OUR

TIME?

THEY CONFINED IN THE STORY

THE ROOTS OF WHAT HAD BEEN

THE CHRISTIANS IN THE

MIDDLE EAST.

EXCEPT FOR ISRAEL.

THEY ARE PROTECTED.

SHE BEHAVED AS A FREE

WOMAN, AND SHE WAS RIDING

A HORSE AND THE MUSLIMS

AND THE ARABS FOUND IT

PROVOKING TO THEIR

SENTIMENTS, AND SHE WAS

EXPOSED FROM THE MOSQUE.

THIS IS REPRESENTING WHAT

WILL HAPPEN TO THE

CHRISTIANS IN THE COMING

YEARS.

Reporter: HOW DO YOU

SEE THE PLACE OF THE

CHRISTIANS IN THE MUSLIM

WORLD?

WELL, IT IS A CLASS OF

CIVILIZATIONS.

BECAUSE THE CHRISTIANS ARE

ARABS, LIKE THE MUSLIMS,

BUT STILL THERE ARE

DIFFERENT ARABS.

THE PLACE OF THE WOMAN IS

DIFFERENT THAN THE PLACE

OF THE WOMAN IN THE MUSLIM

SOCIETY.

AND THE MUSLIMS ARE LESS

TOLERANT TO EVERYBODY, THE

JEWS AND THE CHRISTIANS,

THE SAME.

SO THEY FOUND -- THEY

COULD NOT LIE TO SERVE THE

JEWS.

AND SO THEY ARE LOST.

ONLY IN ISRAEL THEY ARE

PROTECTED.

Reporter: IS THERE

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD

LIKE TO ADD?

THE HERO OF THE

STORY -- AFTER SHE WAS

DISAPPOINTED AND WHAT

HAPPENED TO HER BECAUSE OF

ARABISM, SHE WANTED TO

TAKE HER DAUGHTER OUT OF

ARABISM.

AND THEN HER DAUGHTER,

VIOLET, FOUND A NICE

JEWISH BOY.

SO THE MOTHER ENCOURAGED

THEIR LOVE.

AND THE MOTHER WANTED THEM

TO MARRY.

BUT HERE, AGAIN, ARAB

NATIONALISM AND

INTOLERANCE INDECES INTERFERED,

AND THE DAUGHTER WAS

SMUGGLED OUTSIDE OF ISRAEL

SO SHE WOULD NOT BE

SLAUGHTERED.

Reporter: WOW, THAT

IS NOT UNCOMMON IN THE

MIDDLE EAST, IS IT?

IT HAPPENS.

Chris: UP NEXT, COME

SEE WHERE JESUS WALKED.

Chris: WELCOME BACK

TO "JERUSALEM DATELINE."

PILGRIMS AND TOURISTS

VISITING ISRAEL CAN NOW

LITERALLY TAKE THE SAME

PATH THAT JESUS WALKED.

HERE IS JULIE STAAL AGAIN

TAKING US ON THE GOSPEL

TRAIL.

Reporter: THE TREK

BEGINS ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF

NAZARETH, HERE ON

MT. PRECIPICE.

THE TRAIL OFFERS THE

NATURE AND PHOTOGRAPHY OF

THE TIME OF JESUS.

THE EMPHASIS ON THE TRAIL

IS ONE WILL SEE WHAT

SOMEBODY IN JESUS' TIME,

OR JESUS HIMSELF, WOULD

HAVE SEEN WHEN HE WALKED

FROM NAZARETH TO

CAPERNIUM.

Reporter: THEY CALL

IT MUCH MORE THAN A FOOT

PATH.

THE TRAIL ITSELF IS

ACCESSIBLE THROUGH BICYCLE

OR WITH HORSES.

IT IS JUST MAGNIFICENT

SCENERY.

Reporter: NO ONE

KNOWS EXACTLY THE WAY

JESUS TOOK, BUT THE

40-MILE TRAIL CONNECTS

PLACES RELATED TO HIS LIFE

AND MINISTRY.

ACCESS POINTS ALONG THE

WAY ALLOW TOURISTS TO

SPEND A LITTLE OR A LONG

TIME ON THE TRAIL.

IT IS MARKED WITH THIS

DISTINCTIVE SIGN.

THIS GROUP OF

LATIN-AMERICAN CHRISTIANS

VISITED THE TRAIL.

IT IS A BEAUTIFUL VIEW.

WE SEE A WONDERFUL SEA.

THERE ARE GREAT MOUNTAINS

ALL AROUND US.

THERE IS GREAT VEGETATION.

AND WE'RE ABLE TO SEE THE

ACTUAL HILL WHERE JESUS

GAVE THE SERMON ON THE

MOUNT.

Reporter: OSCAR SAYS

IT IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY

FOR HIS GROUP.

WE'RE EXCITED TO TAKE

THIS JOURNEY.

JUST TO STAND ON HIS HILL

AND TO KNOW THERE WERE

VILLAGES THAT EXACTLY

EXISTED HERE.

IT IS A RICHNESS OF

HISTORY AND CULTURE, AND

OF OUR FAITH AS WELL, TO

KNOW THAT JESUS MAYBE

STOOD THERE, WHERE YOU'RE

STANDING AT.

Reporter: THE TRAIL

ENDS HERE AT CAPERNIUM,

WHERE THE BIBLE SAYS JESUS

MADE IT HOME BY THE SEA OF

GALILEE.

IT IS A GREAT TRAIL.

AND I THINK LOTS OF

ISRAELIS WILL APPRECIATE

IT, AND THE PEOPLE WHO

WILL COME AND ENJOY IT.

Reporter: WHILE IT

MAY BE THE END OF THE

TRAIL, IT'S NOT THE END OF

THE TRIP.

YOU MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO

WALK ON THE WATER, BUT YOU

CAN TAKE A BOAT RIDE AND

SAIL OFF INTO THE SUNSET

ON THE SEA OF GALILEE.

JULIE STAAL, CBN NEWS, CAP

CAPERNIUM, ISRAEL.

Chris: IT IS A

WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE TO BE

IN THE SAME PLACE WHERE

JESUS WAS WHEN HE WALKED

HERE ON THE EARTH.

THAT'S IT FOR THIS

EDITION.

REMEMBER YOU CAN FOLLOW US

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I'M CHRIS MITCHELL, AND

WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME ON

"JERUSALEM DATELINE."

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