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Jerusalem Dateline: 5/12/17 Many Christians Facing Unprecedented Persecution

World summit meets to defend Christians facing unprecedented persecution, martyrdom; plus the miracle of the Six-Day War which answered the prayers of millions of Jews throughout the generations; and a birds eye view of Masada and the Dead Sea. Read Transcript


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Chris: THIS WEEK ON

"JERUSALEM DATELINE,"

CHRISTIANS GATHER FOR A

WORLD SUMMIT IN

WASHINGTON, D.C. ON BEHALF

OF PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS.

YOU HAVE THE PRAYERS OF

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

Chris: PLUS A LOOK

BACK AT THE MIRACLE OF THE

SIX-DAY WAR.

WHICH HAS ACHIEVED

TODAY WHAT MILLIONS OF

JEWS THROUGHOUT THE

GENERATIONS HAVE PRAYED

FOR.

Chris: AND A LOOK

FROM HIGH ABOVE THE DEAD

SEA AND THE FORTRESS OF

MASADA.

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Chris: HELLO, AND

WELCOME TO THIS EDITION OF

"JERUSALEM DATELINE."

I'M CHRIS MITCHELL.

SOME SAY THE CHURCH IS

FACING MORE PERSECUTION

RIGHT NOW THAN IN ANY

OTHER TIME IN MODERN

HISTORY.

THAT'S WHY EVANGELIST

FRANKLIN GRAHAM PUT

TOGETHER THE WORLD SUMMIT

IN DEFENSE OF PERSECUTED

CHRISTIANS IN WASHINGTON,

D.C.

PAUL STRAND WAS THERE.

Reporter: MORE THAN

200 MILLION CHRISTIANS IN

SOME 50 NATIONS ARE FACING

HIGH, VERY HIGH, OR EVEN

EXTREME PERSECUTION.

JUST ABOUT EVERY MONTH,

MORE THAN 300 ARE KILLED

FOR THEIR FAITH.

PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS

OFTEN FEEL ISOLATED AND

ALONE.

FRANKLIN GRAHAM CALLED

THIS SUMMIT TO LET THEM

KNOW THAT THE CHURCH

STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH

THEM.

THE PRESENCE OF THE U.S.

VICE PRESIDENT SHOWED THE

ATTACKS ARE GETTING THE

ATTENTION AT THE HIGHEST

LEVEL.

HOW DEEPLY HUMBLING IT

IS FOR ME TO STAND TODAY

FOR THE COURAGEOUS MEN AND

WOMEN WHO ARE WITH US, WHO

HAVE STOOD WITHOUT APOLOGY

FOR THEIR FAITH IN CHRIST.

AND SUFFERED PERSECUTION

ACROSS THE WIDER WORLD.

Reporter: BECAUSE

BEING CAPTURED ON CAMERA

AT SUCH A SUMMIT COULD

CAUSE THEM FURTHER TROUBLE

HOME, THOSE ACTUALLY

FACING PERSECUTION

PREFERRED TO TELL THEIR

STORIES BEHIND DOORS.

BUT GRAHAM WARNED THOSE IN

THE U.S. ARE ALSO STARTING

TO FACE DISCRIMINATION.

WE HAVE SEEN BUSINESSES

PUT OUT OF BUSINESSES,

ATTACKED, TARGETED, AND

THEN THE GAY ACTIVISTS

COME IN AND LIBERAL JUDGES

IN THOSE STATES SUPPORT

THESE DECISIONS, AND WE

SEE BUSINESSES NOW

AFRAID -- CHRISTIANS ARE

AFRAID THAT THEY'LL BE

ATTACKED.

Reporter: PENCE

ASSURED THOSE FACING

PERSECUTION AND

DISCRIMINATION THIS NATION

WON'T FORGET THEM.

YOU HAVE THE PRAYERS OF

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, THE

PRAYERS OF MY FAMILY, AND

YOU HAVE THE PRAYERS OF

THE UNITED STATES.

PRESIDENT OF THE

UNITED STATES.

APPRECIATE THAT

PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS KEPT

HIS WORD.

AND HE IS GOING DO THIS

NOT JUST ON RELIGIOUS

LIBERTY, BUT IN FIGHTING

ISIS AND THE FIGHTING THE

ENEMIES OF THE CROSS.

Reporter: HE HOPES

PEOPLE RETURN ENCOURAGED

AND READY TO STAND

FAITHFUL TO THE GOSPEL NO

MATTER WHAT THEY FACE.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Chris: FOR YEARS, CBN

NEWS HAS REPORTED ON THE

PERSECUTED CHURCH AROUND

THE WORLD.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS PUT

TOGETHER THIS TRIBUTE FOR

HOW BELIEVERS HAVE

SUFFERED FOR THEIR FAITH

IN JESUS CHRIST.

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TODAY OUR CHRISTIAN

BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN

MANY COUNTRIES ARE FACING

PERSECUTION AND MARTYRDOM

ON AN UNPRECEDENTED SCALE.

IN FACT, THROUGHOUT THE

WORLD, THE NUMBER OF

CHRISTIANS FACING

HOSTILITY, PERSECUTION,

AND EVEN DEATH IS GREATER

THAN ANY OTHER TIME IN

HISTORY.

* HALLELUJAH

* HALLELUJAH

THIS, OF COURSE, IS NOT

THE FIRST TIME THAT

CHRISTIANS HAVE FACED

OPPOSITION AND

PERSECUTION.

SINCE THE DAYS OF SAUL OF

TARSUS, AND HIS EFFORT,

CHRISTIANS HAVE BEEN

IMPRISONED AND KILLED BY

EVERY KIND.

* HALLELUJAH

* GLORY

PERSECUTION OF

CHRISTIANS IS NO LONGER IN

ONE NATION OR TO ONE AREA

OF THE WORLD.

TODAY THE CHRISTIAN FAITH

IS UNDER ATTACK IN ALMOST

EVERY CORNER OF THE GLOBE.

TODAY POWERFUL DEMONIC

FORCES THAT ARE ABSOLUTELY

OPPOSED TO CHRIST AND HIS

CHURCH REACH ACROSS

NATIONAL BORDERS AND

CULTURES, AS THEY SEE

JESUS CHRIST AND HIS

FOLLOWERS AS THEIR ENEMY.

George: IN ADDITION

TO DESTROYING SEVERAL

CHURCHES, THE RIOTERS

TARGETED CHRISTIAN SCOOMS.

SCHOOLS.

THIS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL WAS

HOME TO SOME 240 STUDENTS,

AND THE MAJORITY OF THEM

WERE MUSLIM.

AS THEY RANSACKED EACH

CLASSROOM, THEY LEFT

BEHIND A MESSAGE ON THE

BLACK BOARD.

THIS ONE READS, "THERE IS

NO GOD BUT GOD, AND THE

PROPHET MUHAMMAD IS HIS

MESSAGER."

EVEN IN THE MIDST OF

THIS, IN THIS PERSECUTION,

GOD IS STILL SOVEREIGN,

AND HE IS STILL AT WORK

OFTEN IN HIDDEN AND

UNEXPECTED WAYS.

HE CAN TAKE OUR PAIN, HE

CAN TAKE OUR SUFFERING,

AND HE CAN TURN IT INTO

GOOD.

* WORTHY IS THE LAMB

* YOU ARE HOLY

LET US NEVER FORGET,

THEREFORE, THAT WE HAVE A

RESPONSIBILITY TO SPEAK

OUT FOR OUR BROTHERS AND

SISTERS IN THE FAITH THAT

ARE UNDERGOING

PERSECUTION.

WE MUST DO ALL THAT WE CAN

TO DEFEND AND AID THOSE

WHO ARE VICTIMS.

OUR CHURCHES NEED TO HEAR

THEIR CRY.

YOU SEE, WHEN PEOPLE PRAY,

CHAINS FALL OFF.

WHEN PEOPLE PRAY, GATES

THAT WERE CLOSED, THAT GATES

THAT WERE LOCKED, ARE

OPENED.

WHEN PEOPLE PRAY, PEOPLE

GET SET FREE.

LET US NEVER FORGET,

THEREFORE, THAT WE HAVE A

RESPONSIBILITY TO SPEAK

OUT FOR OUR BROTHERS AND

SISTERS IN THE FAITH THAT

ARE UNDERGOING

PERSECUTION.

WE MUST DO ALL THAT WE CAN

TO DEFEND AND AID THOSE

WHO ARE VICTIMS.

[BELL RINGING]

Chris: UP NEXT...A

LOOK BACK AT ISRAEL 50

YEARS AGO, ON THE EVE OF

THE SIX-DAY WAR.

Chris: WELCOME BACK

TO "JERUSALEM DATELINE."

PALESTINIAN PRESIDENT

MAHMOUD ABBAS SAYS HE IS

READY TO SIGN A PEACE DEAL

WITH ISRAEL.

THE JERUSALEM POST QUOTES

SOURCES CLOSE TO THE TALKS

WITH THE TRUMP

ADMINISTRATION.

AND THEY DESCRIBE ABBAS AS

SHOWING UNPRECEDENTED

READINESS TO FORGE A DEAL

UNDER THE AUSPICES OF

PRESIDENT TRUMP.

TRUMP WILL MAKE HIS FIRST

OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE

MIDDLE EAST LATER THIS

MONTH.

SOURCES TOLD THE POST

ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU IS

ANGRY WITH NEW YORK

BUSINESSMAN RON LOUDER FOR

PUSHING A DEAL AT THIS

TIME.

ISRAEL HAS ALWAYS INSISTED

THAT AN AGREEMENT WILL

ONLY COME WITH DIRECT

NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN THE

TWO PARTIES.

LONG BEFORE ANY TALK OF A

PEACE PROCESS 50 YEARS

AGO, IN THE SPRING OF

1967, IT WAS A TIME OF

ALMOST UNBEARABLE TENSION

FOR ISRAEL'S LEADERS.

THREATS OF INVASION CAME

FROM EVERY DIRECTION.

AND WESTERN ALLIES TURNED

THEIR BACKS ON THE JEWISH

STATE.

EGYPT SHUT DOWN THE RED

SEA STRAITS, AND SYRIA

SHELLED GALILEE VILLAGES.

BUT IN ISRAEL'S DARKEST

HOUR, A VOICE OF CALM

DESCRIBED THE COMING

MIRACLE.

JOHN WAGGI EXPLAINS.

John: BY THE END OF

MAY 1967, THE DYE WAS

CAST.

ISRAEL WOULD SOON BE AT

WAR ON ALL BORDERS.

THE PRIME MINISTER TRIED

TO REASSURE THE NATION,

BUT HE WAS ILL AND

FALTERED DURING HIS

ADDRESS.

MILITARY GENERAL CHAIM

HERZOG STEPPED IN TO FILL

THE GAP WITH RADIO

COMMENTARY IN HEBREW AND

ENGLISH.

A NEW PAGE HAS BEEN

OPENED IN THE HISTORY OF

OUR PEOPLE'S BATTLES AND

IN THE COURAGE OF ISRAEL.

DEEP IN THE HEARTS OF EACH

AND EVERY ONE OF US AT

THIS MOMENT, WHEN WE THINK

OF THOSE ENGAGED IN THE

STRUGGLE, THERE IS,

IRRESPECTIVE OF WHETHER WE

NORMALLY PRAY OR NOT, A

PRAYER THAT THE GUARDIAN

OF ISRAEL SHALL NEITHER

SLUMBER NOR SLEEP.

Reporter: DURING THE

SIX-DAY WAR, CHAIM HERZOG

BECAME THE MILITARY'S

RURAL OVER JUDEA AND

SAMARIA IN MORE THAN 2,000

YEARS.

CHAIM HERZOG DIED IN 1997,

BUT HIS LEGACY LIVES ON.

HIS SON, ISAAC, IS NOW

CHAIRMAN OF ISRAEL'S

LEADING OPPOSITION PARTY,

THE ZIONIST UNION.

HE WAS ONLY SEVEN WHEN THE

WAR BROKE OUT.

STILL, HE REMEMBERS THE

PREVAILING FEAR.

WHAT WE KNOW IS THAT

THERE WAS A PERIOD OF

WAITING, ABOUT THREE WEEKS

BEFORE THE WAR, WHERE THE

NATIONAL MOOD WAS

AUSCHWITZ.

ISRAEL IS GOING TO ITS

SECOND HOLOCAUST.

WHOEVER LEAVES LAST SHOULD

TURN OFF THE LIGHTS AND

LEAVE THE COUNTRY.

Reporter: ISAAC'S

OLDER BROTHER, MICHAEL,

NOW A RETIRED

MAJOR-GENERAL, WAS 15 AT

THE TIME.

HE SAYS THERE IS NO DOUBT

THAT ISRAELIS WERE

CONCERNED ABOUT THE

NATION'S SUR VIESM.

>SURVIVAL.

I REMEMBER OURSELVES,

LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE IN

ISRAEL, DIGGING TRENCHES

IN OUR BACKYARD BECAUSE WE

EXPECTED TO BE SHELLED,

AND WE WERE SHELLED.

YOUNG PEOPLE WHO HAVE

ABANDONED THE CAF FEE CAFES AND

THE DISCOTHEQUE, THE

MEMBERS OF THE YOUTH

MOVEMENTS, THE BOYS OF THE

IMMIGRANT TOWNSHIPS -- ALL

ARE AT THIS MOMENT

SHOULDER TO SHOULDER,

FIGHTING IN THE AIR, ON

THE LAND, AND ON THE SEA,

FOR OUR RIGHT SIMPLY TO

LIVE.

WHAT IS INTERESTING IS

WE HEAR A LOT TODAY ABOUT

THE TERM FAKE NEWS.

'67 WAS A BANNER YEAR FOR

FAKE NEWS, ESPECIALLY IN

EGYPT AND SYRIAMENT AND

YOUSYRIA.AND YOUR FATHER WAS KIND

OF COUNTER-ACTING THAT TO

PEOPLE WHO DIDN'T REALLY

KNOW WHAT WAS HAPPENING.

THEY HAD TO HEAR THE

TRUTH.

WE WOULD HEAR THE VOICE

OF CAIRO, AND THEY WOULD

SPEAK IN HEBREW, AND THEY

WOULD SAY THE WORST

THINGS, WE'RE GOING TO

THROW YOU INTO THE SEA.

THEY WOULD SAY THE

WORST THINGS.

AND THERE WAS AN ANXIETY.

FIRST OF ALL, HE KNEW THE

SITUATION.

I AM BROADCASTING FROM

JERUSALEM TO THE SOUND OF

HEAVY SHELLING, A STRANGE

FORM OF QUIET AND

ANTICIPATION HAS FALLEN

ALONG THE FRONT LINE.

A QUIET THAT MAY MAY FORETELL

GREAT TIDINGS.

HE WOULD BROADCAST FOUR

TIMES A DAY, AND IN

ENGLISH.

THREE TIMES A DAY YOU

WOULD WALK IN THE STREETS

OF TEL AVIV, AND YOU WOULD

HEAR HIS VOICE THROUGHOUT

THE CITY.

PEOPLE JUST LISTENING --

STOPPING AND LISTENING,

AND IT WAS AWESOME.

I HEARD THIS VOICE IN THE

TRENCH.

I HEARD MY DAD.

MY MOM BROUGHT A LITTLE

RADIO, AND WE WOULD HEAR

HIM IN THE TRENCH, AND HE

CALMED US DOWN.

I WAS TOLD BY SOLDIERS

THEN ON THE FRONT LINES --

AND THEY WOULD LISTEN TO

HIM, AND I WAS TOLD BY

QUITE A FEW OF THEM THAT

THIS REALLY BOOSTED THEIR

MORALE BEFORE GOING INTO

BATTLE.

Reporter: JUST ONE

DAY INTO THE WAR, ISRAEL'S

AIR FORCE VIRTUALLY

DESTROYED THE CAPACITY OF

EGYPT, SYRIA, AND JORDAN

TO STRIKE FROM THE AIR.

ON THE GROUND, ISRAEL'S

ARMY PENETRATEDED DEEP

INTO THE SINAI AND PUSHED

TOWARDS JORDAN ON THE WEST

BANK.

BY DAY THREE, CHAIM HERZOG

COULD TELL THE NATION THE

UNTHINKABLE, AFTER THREE

MILMILLENNIUM, JERUSALEM WAS

BACK IN OUR HANDS.

THE LIKE OF WHICH THERE

WAS NO RECORD IN THE

HISTORY OF ISRAEL, AND

PERHAPS IN THE HISTORY OF

THE NATIONS, WHICH HAS

ACHIEVED TODAY WHAT

MILLIONS OF JEWS

THROUGHOUT THE GENERATIONS

HAVE PRAYED FOR.

WE LIVE IN A VERY

DIFFERENT ERA THAN 1967,

BUT IN MY MIND, WITH OUR

FATHER, THE IMPACT WAS

BOTH ON THE NATIONAL

MORALE, AND THE IMPACT OF

CHURCHES HAD ON THE

BRITISH MORALE IN WORLD

WAR II, AND IT IS

SIGNIFICANT.

JERUSALEM IS A GIFT OF

THE WHOLE LAND OF ISRAEL.

ON THE ALTER OF THE TEMPLE

MOUNT AND MOUNT MARIAH,

THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL

OFFERED UP TODAY PRICELESS

SACRIFICES.

OUR VICTORY WAS NOT LIKELY

ACHIEVED.

AND AT THIS MOMENT IT IS

WELL THAT WE REMEMBER

THOSE WHO OFFERED UP THEIR

LIVES FOR THE GLORY OF THE

ALMIGHTY AND THE NATION.

Reporter: TODAY BOTH

HERZOGS ARE STRONG

SUPPORTERS OF A TWO-STATE

SOLUTION BETWEEN ISRAEL

AND THE PALESTINIAN,

DESPITE GROWING SKEPTICISM

ABOUT THE PEACE PROCESS

AMONG MANY ISRAELIS.

THE HOPE IS 2017 CAN BE A

YEAR OF BREAKTHROUGH.

THERE IS A GOLDEN

OPPORTUNITY WITHIN THE

REGION, WHEREBY YOU JUST

NEED TO STRETCH YOUR HAND,

AND UNDER AMERICAN

SUPPORT, ESPECIALLY, I

BELIEVE, FROM THE WHITE

HOUSE, THAT THEY WILL BE

ABLE TO SEE CHANGE IN THE

REGION.

ISRAEL BEING RECOGNIZED BY

ALL OF ITS NEIGHBORS, AND

WE NEED TO SIT DOWN AND

GET TO THE DIFFICULT

MOMENT OF TRYING TO MAKE

PEACE.

THIS IS WHAT WE OWE TO THE

CASUALTIES WHO FELL IN THE

WAR, IN SO BRAVE AND VERY

DIFFICULT BATTLES.

AND TO THE FACT THAT WE

WANT THE JEWISH NATION TO

LIVE IN PEACE AND STRENGTH

IN THE REGION, WHILE

CELEBRATING THAT GREAT

VICTORY.

Reporter: JOHN WAGGI,

CBN NEWS, JERUSALEM.

Chris: TO COMMEMORATE

THE SIX-DAY WAR, CBN HAS

PRODUCED A DOCUDRAMA

CALLED "IN OUR HANDS: THE

BATTLE FOR JERUSALEM."

IT TELLS THE STORY OF HOW

THE CITY CAME INTO JEWISH

HANDS FOR THE FIRST TIME

IN MORE THAN 2,000 YEARS.

ON MAY 23rd, CBN WHO

HOST A ONE-DAY EVENT, AND

IT IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY

FOR YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS,

CHURCH, OR SYNAGOGUE.

YOU CAN GO TO

inourhands1967.com.

IT IS A GREAT MOVIE, AND

AS SOME SAY, IF YOU DON'T

KNOW THE HISTORY, YOU

CAN'T UNDERSTAND THE

HEADLINES.

> COMING UP, A

BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT

THE MOST ICONIC PHOTO FROM

THE SIX-DAY WAR.

IT SORT OF MADE MY

Chris: WELCOME BACK.

PROBABLY THE MOST ENDURING

IMAGE FROM THE 1967

SIX-DAY WAR IS THE

PHOTOGRAPH OF THREE

SOLDIERS AT THE WAILING

WALL.

A FEW YEARS AGO, RUBINGER

TOLD ME THE STORY BEHIND

THE HISTORIC PHOTO.

FOR MORE THAN SEVEN

DECADES, DAVID RUBINGER

CRONOLOGCHRONICLED THE HISTORY OF

MODERN ISRAEL, PAVING THE

WAY FOR THE JEWISH STATE,

TO MANY OF ITS LEADERS

LIKE DAVID BEN-GURION AND

GOLDA MEIR, RUB JE RUBINGER WAS

THERE, CAMERA IN HAND.

IT COINCIDED WITH THE

CREATION OF THE STATE,

OVER 60, AND THAT GAVE ME

THE CHANCE THAT VERY FEW

PHOTOGRAPHERS REALLY HAVE

TO COVER A STORY FROM "A"

TO "Z."

Chris: ISRAEL'S MOST

FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPH CAME IN

1967, DURING THE BATTLE

FOR JERUSALEM.

> TELL US ABOUT THE

PICTURE THAT HAS BECOME AN

ICON IN ISRAELI HISTORY.

THE NIGHT BEFORE I WAS

IN SINAI.

I WAS WITH THE BRIGADE

THAT BROKE THROUGH.

I HEARD ON THE RADIO IT

MENTIONED ABOUT JERUSALEM,

THAT THE HELICOPTER CAME

DOWN TO PICK UP SOME

WOUNDED.

NOBODY ASKED ME.

I JUST SQUEEZED IN.

Chris: IN THE MIDST

OF THE SIX-DAY WAR, HE

FLEW FROM THE SINAI TO

BEERSHEBA, AND THEN HE

DROVE TO JERUSALEM,

STOPPED FOR A QUICK VISIT

WITH FAMILY, AND HEADED

TATE TO THHEADEDSTRAIGHT TO THE WESTERN

WALL.

THE WALL WAS CROWDED, AND

IN 1967, THE DISTANCE

BETWEEN THE WALL AND

NEARBY HOMES WAS JUST

ABOUT 10 FEET.

SO TO GET A BETTER

PERSPECTIVE, HE GOT DOWN

ON THE GROUND AND BEGAN TO

SHOOT.

I WAS LYING ON THE

GROUND AND SHOOTING.

AND THESE THREE SOLDIERS

JUST WALKED BY.

I GOT THREE FRAMES, NEARLY

IDENTICAL.

Chris: HIS PHOTO NOT

ONLY CAPTURED THE HEROISM

OF THE PARATROOPERS, BUT

ALSO THE END OF THE

2,000-YEAR-OLD DREAM OF

THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO

RETURN TO JERUSALEM.

GIVEN ITS FAME, HE DIDN'T

EVEN THINK IT WAS THE BEST

PICTURE HE TOOK THAT DAY.

HE PREFERRED THIS PHOTO OF

RABBI GURION RIDING THE

SHOULDERS OF THE

PARATROOPERS.

EVEN SO, HE CHOSE THE

NEGATIVE OF THE THREE

PARATROOPERS TO GIVE THE

GOVERNMENT OVER THE GURION

PHOTO.

AND THEN IN 1967 TERMS, IT

WENT VIRAL.

I GOT TWO LITRE, TWO

POUNDS, WHICH IS THE

EQUIVALENT OF 20 CENTS

TODAY.

AND I WAS MAD.

I WAS HOPPING MAD.

Chris: YEARS LATER,

RUBINGER CHANGED HIS MIND.

I'M NOW THANKFUL FOR IT

BECAUSE IT SORT OF MADE MY

CAREER, THAT ONE PICTURE.

Chris: THAT DAY AT

THE WALL ALSO CHANGED HIS

LIFE, LEADING TO A WAVE OF

EMOTION.

THE CRYING WAS A RESULT

OF THE THREE WEEKS THAT

PRECEDED THIS MOMENT.

DON'T FORGET, ISRAEL WAS

IN A MOOD OF FACING DOOM,

DOOMSDAY.

EVERYBODY THOUGHT, MAYBE

WE'LL WIN, BUT IT WILL

COST THOUSANDS.

Chris: INSTEAD, HE

SAID THE SIX-DAY WAR WAS

LIKE LIFE FROM THE DEAD.

IF YOU'RE ABOUT TO DIE,

OR YOU THINK YOUR CHANCES

OF SURVIVAL ARE VERY, VERY

LOW, AND SUDDENLY YOU ARE

NOT ONLY ALIVE, BUT ISRAEL

IS FIVE TIMES ITS SIZE,

YOU HAVE BEATEN ALL OF THE

ARAB ARMIES, YOU'RE KING

OF THE WORLD, THE WHOLE

WORLD ADMIRERS YOU, YOU

BURST OUT CRYING.

Chris: RUBINGER DIED

JUST A FEW MONTHS BEFORE

THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF

THE FAMOUS PHOTO.

WHILE HE OFTEN DISAGREED

WITH ISRAEL'S POLICY AFTER

THE '67 WAR, HE FELT VERY

SPECIAL ABOUT THE COUNTRY

HE FOLLOWED WITH HIS

CAMERA.

I THINK IT IS

UNPRECEDENTED IN HISTORY,

THAT PEOPLE DID IN 60

YEARS WHAT THIS COUNTRY

DID IN SIX DAYS.

TO SEVEN MILLION, WITH

PROGRESS.

AND SO WITH ALL OF MY

CRITICISM AND MISGIVINGS

ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING

NOW, IN THE HISTORIC VIEW,

I THINK THERE ARE VERY

FEW, IF ANY, PRECEDENTS IN

HISTORY THAT CAN COMPARE

TO IT.

Chris: UP NEXT, UP,

UP AND AWAY, OVER THE DEAD

SEA, THE ANCIENT FORTRESS

Chris: WELCOME BACK.

ONE OF THE MOST VISITED

TOURIST SITES IN ALL OF

ISRAEL IS THE ANCIENT

FORTRESS OF THE MADADA

NEAR THE DEAD SEA.

HERE IS SOME FOOTAGE OF

THE FORTRESS ITSELF AND

THE NATURAL WONDER OF THE

DEAD SEA.

Chris: THAT'S AMAZING

FOOTAGE.

IT IS ALSO AN EXAMPLE OF

WHAT YOU CAN SEE ON OUR

SOCIAL MEDIA.

SO PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR

Facebook, TWITTER,

INSTAGRAM, AND SNAPCHAT

AND SHARE WITH YOUR FAMILY

AND FRIENDS.

THAT'S IT FOR THIS

EDITION.

THANKS FOR JOINING US.

I'M CHRIS MITCHELL, AND

WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME ON

"JERUSALEM DATELINE."

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