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Jerusalem Dateline: 5/19/17 US Delays Jerusalem Embassy Move Ahead of Trump Trip

US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley tells CBN’s Brody: Jerusalem is Israel’s capital, embassy should move there; but President Trump postpones US Embassy move to Jerusalem ahead of his visit; and how the Six-Day War opened up the biblical heartland. Read Transcript


Chris: THIS WEEK ON

"JERUSALEM

DATELINE"...CBN'S DAVID

BRODY INTERVIEWS U.S.

AMBASSADOR TO THE U.N.,

NIKKI HALEY.

WE HAVE ALWAYS THOUGHT

THAT THE WESTERN WALL WAS

PART OF ISRAEL.

Chris: PLUS,

PRESIDENT TRUMP DECIDES

NOT TO MOVE THE U.S.

EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM, AT

LEAST FOR NOW.

AND HOW THE SIX-DAY WAR

OPENED UP THE HEART OF THE

HOMELAND.

DRY BONES ARE BEING PUT

BACK TOGETHER AGAIN.

Chris: ALL THIS AND

MORE THIS WEEK ON

"JERUSALEM DATELINE."

HELLO, AND WELCOME TO THIS

EDITION OF "JERUSALEM

DATELINE."

I'M CHRIS MITCHELL, COMING

TO YOU FROM THE HEART OF

JERUSALEM, WITH AMERICAN

AND ISRAELI FLAGS FLYING

IN ANTICIPATION OF THE

VISIT OF U.S. PRESIDENT

TRUMP.

60 AMERICAN CHRISTIAN

LEADERS SIGNED A LETTER

ADVISING TRUMP TO MOVE THE

U.S. EMBASSY FROM TEL AVIV

TO JERUSALEM.

BUT A WHITE HOUSE

SPOKESPERSON TOLD REUTERS

THAT AT LEAST FOR NOW

PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS

DECIDED TO DELAY THE MOVE

IN ORDER NOT TO COMPLICATE

THE RESTART OF

ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN

NEGOTIATIONS.

HERE IS A LOOK AT THE

SITUATION AND THE HISTORY

OF THE U.S. DIPLOMATIC

PRESENCE IN THE HOLY LAND.

IT WAS A CAMPAIGN PROMISE

DONALD TRUMP STATED OVER

AND OVER.

President Trump: WE

WILL MOVE THE AMERICAN

EMBASSY TO THE ETERNAL

CAPITAL OF THE JEWISH

PEOPLE, JERUSALEM.

[APPLAUSE]

Chris: BUT PRESIDENT

TRUMP WON'T FULFILL THAT

PROMISE WHEN HE VISITS

ISRAEL.

IT IS THE LATEST CHAPTER

IN AMERICA'S LONG

DIPLOMATIC HISTORY IN THE

HOLY LAND.

THIS IS WHERE THE FIRST

U.S. CONSULATE STOOD IN

1844, JUST INSIDE THE

WALLS OF THE OLD CITY,

NEAR THE JAFFA GATE.

NOW IT IS USED AS THE

CHRISTIAN INFORMATION

CENTER.

IN 1912 IT MOVED JUST A

FEW BLOCKS AWAY TO A PLACE

CALLED PROPHET STREET.

THEN IT MOVED TO THIS

LOCATION, WHERE THE U.S.

REPRESENTATIVE TO THE

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY NOW

SITS.

THIS CONSULATE REPORTS

DIRECTLY TO THE STATE

DEPARTMENT, RATHER THAN

THE U.S. EMBASSY IN TEL

AVIV.

ABOUT A 10-MINUTE DRIVE

AWAY STANDS A U.S.

GOVERNMENT BUILDING THAT

PROVIDES CONSULATE

SERVICES FOR U.S.

CITIZENS.

ALL OF THIS WHILE THE

EMBASSY SITS IN TEL AVIV.

AFTER THE WHITE HOUSE

ANNOUNCEMENT NOT TO MOVE

THE EMBASSY NOW, THE

QUESTION REMAINS: WILL IT

EVER RELOCATE TO

JERUSALEM?

WE ACTUALLY MET WITH

SENATOR JOHN KYLE UP ON

CAPITOL HILL ONE DAY, AND

WE GAUGED THAT HE WAS

SERIOUS, AND THAT MOVING

THE EMBASSY WAS AN ISSUE

THAT HE WANTED TO DO ON

PRINCIPLE.

IT WASN'T POLITICS; IT WAS

PRINCIPLE.

AND HE ASKED US TO DRAFT A

BILL.

Chris: MORE THAN 20

YEARS AGO, DAVID PARSENS

OF THE INTERNATIONAL

CHRISTIAN EMBASSY

JERUSALEM, THE I.C.E.J.,

HELPED DRAFT THE 1995

JERUSALEM EMBASSY ACT.

AS THE BILL WENT

THROUGH THE SAUSAGE

GRINDER OF CONGRESS, IT

CHANGED.

THEY ADDED THIS

PRESIDENTIAL WAIVER

AUTHORITY, WHICH WAS

INTENDED TO GUT THE BILL.

IT SAID EVERY SIX MONTHS

THE PRESIDENT CAN SUSPEND

THIS BILL IF HE CERTIFIES

IT IS U.S. NATIONAL

SECURITY INTERESTS.

IT IS FEAR THAT HAS KEPT

US OUT.

Chris: FOR MORE THAN

20 YEARS, SUCCESSIVE

PRESIDENTS HAVE SIGNED

THAT WAIVER, AND THE

CURRENT ONE EXPIRES

JUNE 1st.

IN ADDITION TO NATIONAL

SECURITY, ANOTHER REASON

GIVEN FOR INVOKING THE

WAIVER IS THAT THE U.S. IS

SUPPOSED TO BE AN HONEST

BROKER.

HOW WOULD YOU ADDRESS

THE CONCERN OR CRITICISM

THAT SOME PEOPLE WOULD

HAVE, THAT IF YOU DO THIS,

YOU'RE GOING TO UNDERMINE

THE, QUOTE, UNQUOTE, PEACE

PROCESS.

AND YOU'LL BE UNDERMINING

THIS ABILITY TO HAVE A

NEGOTIATED DEAL?

I THINK THAT AT LEAST

PUTTING OUR EMBASSY IN

WEST JERUSALEM WOULD

ACTUALLY STRENGTHEN THE

PEACE PROCESS.

IT WOULD GIVE ISRAEL

CONFIDENCE THAT ITS ALLY

AMERICA IS BEHIND IT.

AND I THINK THE LONGER

THAT THE NATIONS WAIT TO

DO THIS, THE BIGGER AND

BIGGER THE QUESTION OF

JERUSALEM BECOMES.

Chris: PARSENS SAYS

JERUSALEM SEEMS TO BE ON A

50-YEAR CYCLE OF FAVOR.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT AND

SEE NOT ONLY WHEN THE CITY

WAS REUNIFIED IN 1967, 100

YEARS AGO, WHEN ALLEN, THE

BRITISH GENERAL, MARCHED

INTO THE CITY, LIBERATED

FROM THE OTTOMAN TURKS,

JUST AS THE BRITISH

GOVERNMENT WAS COMMITTING

TO BUILD A JEWISH STATE

HERE.

AND EVEN 150 YEARS AGO,

1867, GENERAL WARREN

DISCOVERED THE OLD CITY,

THE ORIGINAL CITY OF

DAVID, SOUTH OF THE TEMPLE

MOUNT.

AND EACH OF THESE THINGS,

EVERY 50 YEARS SOMETHING

IS HAPPENING IN JERUSALEM

TO REALLY FREE IT AND

RELEASE IT INTO ITS

PROPHETIC PURPOSES.

Chris: ISRAELI

LEADERS HOPE THAT ONE DAY

IT INCLUDES RELOCATING THE

EMBASSY.

ISRAEL REUNITED

JERUSALEM 50 YEARS AGO IN

1967.

BUT THE CONNECTION OF THE

JEWISH PEOPLE TO JERUSALEM

SPIRITUALLY GOES BACK

2,000 YEARS.

OUR CLAIM, OUR PRESENCE

IN JERUSALEM, HAS BEEN

HERE FOR DECADES.

JEWS HAVE BEEN STREAMING

BACK TO THEIR ANCIENT

CAPITAL FOR YEARS.

AND THE MOVEMENT OF THE

EMBASSY, FROM TEL AVIV TO

JERUSALEM, IS AN AMERICAN

RECOGNITION OF THE SPECIAL

TIES OF JERUSALEM TO THE

JEWISH PEOPLE.

IT MAY BE SYMBOLIC, BUT IT

GOES TO THE CORE OF THE

IDENTITY OF ISRAEL.

I THINK THE U.S. MOVING

THE EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM

IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.

IT IS WAY OVERDUE.

AND, OF COURSE, IT WOULD

BE A BLESSING TO THE U.S.

Chris: IN 1950,

ISRAEL DECLARED JERUSALEM

AS ITS CAPITAL.

IN 1967, IT CAPTURED THE

OLD CITY AND THE EASTERN

PART OF JERUSALEM.

THEN IN 1980, ISRAEL

PASSED THE BASIC LAW OF

JERUSALEM, THAT

INCORPORATED ALL OF THE

LAND CAPTURED IN 1967 AS

ITS CAPITAL.

THAT'S WHEN MOST EMBASSIES

LEFT JERUSALEM FOR TEL

AVIV, AND THE I.E.C.J.

MOVED IN.

TO REPRESENT CHRISTIANS

FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD,

WHO WANT TO HELP ISRAEL

REACH ITS DESTINY AND WANT

TO STAND IN SOLIDARITY

WITH THEIR CLAIM AND

CONNECTION TO JERUSALEM.

Chris: AND WHETHER OR

NOT THE U.S. EMBASSY

EVENTUALLY MOVES TO

JERUSALEM, PARSENS SEES A

GLORIOUS FUTURE FOR THE

CITY.

THIS IS WHERE THE

MESSIAH WILL RULE AND

REIGN OVER THE WORLD IN

PEACE AND RIGHTEOUSNESS.

AND, OF COURSE, WE'RE

CHRISTIANS, AND WE THINK

THAT IS JESUS.

BUT A HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR

ALL PEOPLE, THE EXALTED

THRONE OF THE MESSIAH,

THIS IS ISRAEL'S ULTIMATE

DESTINY.

Chris: ON THE EVE OF

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S VISIT TO

THE MIDDLE EAST, THERE IS

A SHARP DROP IN THE NUMBER

OF JEWISH ISRAELIS WHO

BELIEVE THE PRESIDENT IS

PRO-ISRAEL.

BEFORE HE TOOK OFFICE, 80%

THOUGHT TRUMP SUPPORTED

ISRAEL.

THAT NUMBER HAS DROPPED TO

56%.

DURING THE TIME BETWEEN

SURVEYS, THE PRESIDENT HAS

WELCOMED PALESTINIAN

LEADER MAHMOUD ABBAS TO

THE WHITE HOUSE.

HE HAS ALSO SUGGESTED THAT

ISRAEL STOP BUILDING IN

BIBLICAL JUDEA AND

SAMARIA, AND ANNOUNCED HE

WON'T MOVE THE U.S.

EMBASSY FROM TEL AVIV TO

JERUSALEM, AT LEAST FOR

NOW.

ONE VOICE IN THE

ADMINISTRATION GETTING

HIGH MARKS FOR DEFENDING

ISRAEL IS THE U.S.

AMBASSADOR TO THE U.N.,

NIKKI HALEY.

DAVID BRODY SAT DOWN WITH

HAYLEY AND DISCUSSED

THINGS LIKE MOVING THE

U.S. EMBASSY AND WHETHER

OR NOT THE WESTERN WALL IS

PART OF ISRAEL.

David: HE DID SAY

THAT ON THE CAMPAIGN

TRAIL, THAT HE WANTED TO

DO THAT, AND HIS HEART

DOES, BUT THERE IS

POLITICS INVOLVED, TOO.

OBVIOUSLY, I BELIEVE

THE CAPITAL SHOULD BE

JERUSALEM, AND THE EMBASSY

SHOULD BE MOVED TO

JERUSALEM.

BECAUSE IF YOU LOOK AT ALL

THEIR GOVERNMENT IS IN

JERUSALEM, AND SO MUCH OF

WHAT GOES ON IN IS

JERUSALEM.

WE HAVE TO SEE THAT FOR

WHAT IT IS.

I THINK THE TRICKY PART IS

WHERE THE PALESTINIANS

COME IN ON THIS AND WHERE

THE ISRAELIS COME IN ON

THIS.

WE KNOW THE ISRAELIS DON'T

WANT TO GIVE ON JERUSALEM

AT ALL, AND WE'LL SEE

WHERE THE PALESTINIANS

STAND ON THAT.

IS JERUSALEM ON THE TABLE?

I DON'T KNOW THAT IT IS.

WE'LL HAVE TO WAIT AND

SEE.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE

POLICY OF THE

ADMINISTRATION IS, BUT I

BELIEVE THE WESTERN WALL

IS PART OF ISRAEL.

AND I THINK THAT'S HOW

WE'VE ALWAYS SEEN IT, AND

THAT'S HOW WE SHOULD

PURSUE IT.

I'M NOT REAL SURE WHAT

HAPPENED WITH THAT ISSUE,

BUT I KNOW THEY'RE TRYING

TO FIX THAT AND GET THAT

TAKEN CARE OF.

WE HAVE ALWAYS THOUGHT

THAT THE WESTERN WALL IS

PART OF ISRAEL.

Chris: UP NEXT, HEAR

THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF

PROPHECY IN ACTION.

IT SAYS THAT THE SOUNDS

OF CHILDREN PLAYING IN THE

STREETS WILL BE HEARD ONCE

AGAIN.

YOU HEAR IT, YOU SEE IT.

Chris: WELCOME BACK

TO "JERUSALEM DATELINE."

ISRAEL AND THE WORLD ARE

WONDERING WHAT KIND OF

PEACE PLAN PRESIDENT TRUMP

HAS IN MIND.

PREVIOUSLY PLANS INCLUDING

ISRAEL TURNING OVER LAND

GAINED IN THE 1967 SIX-DAY

WAR IN EXCHANGE FOR PEACE.

THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE TO

THOSE WHO BELIEVE GOD GAVE

IT TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE AS

PART OF THEIR DIVINE

INHERITANCE.

WE WENT TO ISRAEL'S

BIBLICAL HEARTLAND TO FIND

OUT WHY.

MUCH OF THE WORLD CALLS

THE PLAYGROUND THESE

CHILDREN ENJOY AN OBSTACLE

TO PEACE.

THAT'S BECAUSE THEY'RE IN

JUDEA AND SAMARIA,

OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE

WEST BANK.

> ARE WE WITNESSING

PROPHECY UNFOLDING RIGHT

NOW AFTER THE 1967 WAR?

ABSOLUTELY.

IT SAYS THAT THE SOUNDS OF

CHILDREN PLAYING IN THE

STREETS WILL BE HEARD ONCE

AGAIN.

YOU HEAR IT; YOU SEE IT.

Chris: I SPOKE WITH

FORMER SHILO MAYOR DAVID

RUBIN IN SHILO,

OVERLOOKING THE ROAD OF

THE PATRIARCHS, THE

HIGHWAY ABRAHAM, ISAAC,

AND JACOB WOULD HAVE

TRAVELLED ON.

HE SAID THE SIX-DAY WAR

WAS PIVOTAL IN ISRAEL'S

HISTORY.

IT OPENED THE DOOR FOR

JEWISH PEOPLE TO REDEEM

THE LIBERAL HEARTLAND

AFTER 2,000 YEARS IN

EXILE.

PLACES LIKE JERUSALEM,

HOME TO TWO CONSECUTIVE

JEWISH TEMPLE.

BETHLEHEM, THE BIRTHPLACE

OF JESUS.

HEBRON, WHERE ABRAHAM,

ISAAC, AND JACOB AND THEIR

WIVES ARE BURIED.

AND SHILO, WHERE THE

TABERNACLE STOOD FOR 369

YEARS.

THEY ALL CAME BACK INTO

ISRAELI HANDS.

SO YOU SEE THE '67

SIX-DAY WAR WAR LIKE A

PROPHETIC PIVOT IN

HISTORY?

CLEARLY.

IT SAYS IN THE BOOK OF

EZEKIEL, THE DRY BONES

BEING PUT BACK TOGETHER

AGAIN.

ISRAEL WAS BEING PUT BACK

TOGETHER AGAIN AS A

NATION.

WE DON' DON'T HAVE A RIGHT TO

SHILO, THEN WE DON'T HAVE

A RIGHT TO SCHLEM AND

BETHEL AND JERK CO JERICHO, AND WE

DEFINITELY DON'T HAVE A

RIGHT TO TEL AVIV.

Chris: IT TOOK UNTIL

1961978 FOR SHILO TO BE

ESTABLISHED.

THERE WERE ISRAELIS WHO

WERE COMING HERE, TRYING

TO SET UP TENTS ON THE

LOWER HILLS OF SHILO, AND

THE ISRAELI PRIME

MINISTER, WHO WAS LOOKING

OVER HIS SHOULDER AT THE

AMERICAN PRESIDENT, KEPT

SENDING IN THE ARMY TO

CHASE THEM AWAY.

Chris: JUST MONTHS

AFTER THE SIX-DAY WAR,

ISRAELIS ESTABLISHED THE

FIRST JEWISH COMMUNITY IN

JUDEA, ABOUT 35 MILES

SOUTH OF SHILO, AT KITFAR

ETZION.

JEWS LIVED THERE BEFORE

1948 AND WERE EITHER

EVACUATED OR MASSACRED BY

THE JORDANIANS.

WHEN THE ORPHANS

NOTIFIED THE ISRAELI

GOVERNMENT, IF YOU DON'T

GIVE US A PERMIT, WE'LL GO

ON WITHOUT A PERMIT.

THE GOVERNMENT COULDN'T

REALLY STAND UP AGAINST

ORPHANS OF THOSE WHO WERE

MURDERED.

Chris: RABBI WALDMAN

WAS ONE OF THOSE WHO

HELPED ESTABLISH THE NEXT

COMMUNITY IN ANCIENT

HEBRON.

THERE WAS ALWAYS A

JEWISH COMMUNITY IN

HEBRON, EVEN DURING THE

2,000 YEARS OF EXILE,

UNTIL 1929, WHEN THE ARABS

MASSACRED THE JEWISH

COMMUNITY HERE.

A SMALL GROUP OF

FAMILIES RENTED A HOTEL IN

HEBRON FOR THE PASSOVER

SADAR, AND ESSENTIALLY

THEY NEVER LEFT.

AND I BELIEVE THEN

ALMOST THE ENTIRE

POPULATION OF ISRAEL IS

WITH US.

EVEN MORE THAN A HALF YEAR

AFTER THE SIX-DAY WAR, THE

SPIRITS WERE HIGH AMONG

ALMOST THE ENTIRE

POPULATION.

*

Announcer: THOUSANDS

OF ISRAELI PILGRIMS ENTER

THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM

FOR SOL LO SOLEMN RELIGIOUS

CEREMONIES.

ALL OF THE MEDIA WAS

THERE.

I REMEMBER THE HEADLINES,

PASSAGES OF THE PROPHETS

HOVERING IN THE AIR.

Chris: AFTER 50

YEARS, SOME 430,000

ISRAELIS LIVED IN MORE

THAN 200 COMMUNITIES IN

JUDEA AND SAMARIA.

THE NUMBER JUMPS TO

750,000 IF EASTERN

JERUSALEM NEIGHBORHOODS

ARE INCLUDED.

THE GROWTH HERE HAS

BEEN SO TREMENDOUS.

AND AS WE HAVE GOTTEN

THROUGH THE 50 YEARS AFTER

THE SIX-DAY WAR, WE'RE

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE.

SO WE HAD THIS VISION OF

BOOMING SHILO ONCE AGAIN.

Reporter: 50 YEARS

AGO, WHAT WOULD THIS PLACE

HAVE LOOKED LIKE?

BARREN DESERT, JUST

HILLS AND WEEDS AND

THORNS.

Chris: THERE ARE

8,000 RESIDENTS IN THE

SHILO TOWNSHIP, MORE THAN

2,000 OF THEM ARE

CHILDREN, WHO STUDY HERE

IN SHILO.

WE LEARNED WHEN ISRAEL

IS NOT IN THE LAND, THAT

THE LAND LAYS BARREN.

THE LAND DOESN'T GIVE ITS

FRUIT.

AND NOW THE LAND OF ISRAEL

IS GIVING OF ITS FRUIT

BECAUSE ISRAEL IS BACK.

AND THE MOST IMPORTANT

FRUIT IS WHAT YOU SEE

RIGHT HERE: ALL THESE

CHILDREN HERE.

Chris: COMING UP, SEE

HOW THE 1967 SIX-DAY WAR

CHANGED THE GEOPOLITICS OF

THE MIDDLE EAST.

SUDDENLY THIS LITTLE,

SCRAPPY ISRAEL WAS SEEN AS

Chris: WELCOME BACK.

IN THE 50 YEARS SINCE THE

SIX-DAY WAR, THE WORLD HAS

SEEN THE IRON CURTAIN FALL

AND GLOBAL TERRORISM RISE.

BUT THROUGH IT ALL, ONE

ALLIANCE HAS THRIVED: THE

UNITED STATES AND ISRAEL.

AS JOHN WAGGI EXPLAINS,

ALTHOUGH THIS BOND HAS

BEEN TESTED, IT HAS GROWN

STRONGER.

Reporter: AFTER THE

TENSION OF THE OBAMA

YEARS, DONALD TRUMP'S

ELECTION OFFERED A NEW

CHAPTER IN U.S.'S

RELATIONS WITH ISRAEL.

TRUMP SOUNDED A CLARION

CALL TO RESTORE U.S.

SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL.

ALTHOUGH HE HAS MADE MANY

SUPPORTERS IN THE U.S. AND

ISRAEL NERVOUS WITH HIS

RECENT BACKING OF

PALESTINIAN PRESIDENT

MAHMOUD ABBAS.

THE FOUNDATION OF THE

U.S.-ISRAEL ALLIANCE BEGAN

IN THE SIX-DAY WAR.

AFTER ISRAEL TOOK BACK ITS

BIBLICAL HEARTLAND,

INCLUDING JERUSALEM, IN

1967, THE WHOLE WORLD TOOK

NOTICE.

ISRAEL'S FRIENDS AND

MILLIONS OF AMERICANS

REJOICED.

BUT ISRAEL'S ENEMIES BEGAN

TO CALL THE U.S. THE BIG

SATAN AND ISRAEL THE

LITTLE SATAN.

WHEN ISRAEL WON THE

SIX-DAY WAR, IT WAS HUGE.

BECAUSE YOU WENT FROM

ANTICIPATING DISASTER --

IT WASN'T THAT LONG AFTER

THE HOLOCAUST -- AND

PERHAPS ANOTHER MASSACRE

OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE, TO

AN INCREDIBLE VICTORY.

Reporter: AMBASSADOR

DORY GOLD IS THE FORMER

DIRECTOR OF ISRAEL'S

FOREIGN MINISTRY.

I REMIND YOU IN GLOBAL

TERMS, THE U.S. HAD BEEN

BOGGED DOWN IN VIETNAM,

TRYING TO CONTAIN THE

SPREAD OF SOVIET POWER IN

THE FAR EAST.

AND HERE ALL OF A SUDDEN

ISRAEL STANDS FIRM.

AND NOT ONLY DEFEATS ITS

ARAB NEIGHBORS, BUT

DEFEATS CLIENTS OF THE

SOVIET UNION WHO ARE USING

SOVIET WEAPONRY.

SO IT WAS A VICTORY FOR

ISRAEL.

IT WAS SURVIVAL OF THE

JEWISH PEOPLE.

AND IT WAS AN ENORMOUS

VICTORY FOR THE WEST.

Reporter: MIDDLE EAST

EXPERT JOEL C. ROSENBERG

SAYS ISRAEL'S DEFEAT OF

THE SOVIET PROXIES WOKE UP

THE WHITE HOUSE UNDER

PRESIDENT LYNDON B.

JOHNSON.

SUDDENLY THIS LITTLE,

SCRAPPY ISRAEL WAS SEEN AS

AN OUTPOST, A FRONTAL,

FORWARD POSITION OF

WESTERN DEMOCRACY THAT HAD

THE CAPACITY TO DEFEAT

SOVIET MIGS, SOVIET TANKS,

SOVIET-TRAINED SOLDIERS.

SO SUDDENLY THE UNITED

STATES THOUGHT, MAYBE

ISRAEL IS MORE IMPORTANT

THAN WE THOUGHT

GEOPOLITICALLY.

AND IT WAS QUITE

GALVANIZING TO WHAT BECAME

THE MOST IMPORTANT

ALLIANCE IN THE HISTORY OF

THE 20th CENTURY, THE

ALLIANCE BETWEEN THE

UNITED STATES AND ISRAEL.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

JOHNSON TOLD THE RUSSIANS

NO WHEN THEY CALLED FOR

ISRAEL TO GIVE UP ALL OF

THE TERRITORY RECAPTURED

IN THE WAR.

JOHNSON MADE CLEAR THAT

ISRAEL WOULD HAVE SECURE

AND RECOGNIZED BOUNDARIES,

A POLICY EXPANDED BY

PRESIDENTS REAGAN AND

BUSH.

AND THAT BECAME THE

BASIS OF AMERICAN

DIPLOMACY FOR DECADES.

AND ONLY RECENTLY SOME

PEOPLE TALK ABOUT A FULL

ISRAELI WITHDRAWAL.

THAT WOULD BE CONTRARY TO

ISRAEL'S NATIONAL SECURITY

TODAY, AND IT CERTAINLY

WAS CONTRARY TO ISRAEL'S

NATIONAL SECURITY BACK

THEN.

Reporter: IN THE HALF

CENTURY SINCE THE WAR,

ISRAEL HAS BECOME A

MILITARY POWER, AS THREATS

AROUND IT HAVE ALSO GROWN.

IRAN PURSUES NUCLEAR

AMBITIONS WHILE CALLING

FOR ISRAEL'S DESTRUCTION.

ITS TERROR ARM IN LEBANON,

HEZBOLLAH, HAS MORE THAN

100,000 MISSILES POISED ON

ISRAEL'S NORTH.

AND THE OLD BEAR, RUSSIA,

IS BACK IN THE REGION,

LOOKING FOR A FOOTHOLD.

GOLD WARNS IRAN'S NUCLEAR

THREAT AND THE MEXICAN

DRUG CARTELS PUT THE

THREAT ON THE U.S.'S

DOORSTEP.

THE ENTIRE BALLISTIC

MISSILE PROGRAMME IS, TO A

LARGE EXTENT, EXPECTED TO

NORTH KOREA'S BALLISTIC

MISSILE PROGRAM.

Reporter: AS EUROPE

BECOMES MORE MUSLIM, THE

WHOLE IDEA OF WESTERN

CIVILIZATION IS SHIFTING.

ROSENBERG BELIEVES THE

CHANGES COULD MEAN MORE

FULFILLMENT OF BIBLE

PROPHECY IN THE MIDDLE

EAST.

ONE OF THE WORST-CASE

SCENARIOS FOR ISRAEL IS IF

RUSSIA AND/OR IRAN ENDS UP

CONTROLLING WHAT IS LEFT

OF SYRIA AS IT CONTINUES

TO IMPLODE.

IF IT IS IRAN, YOU'LL HAVE

A SHI'A BUREAUCRACY JUST

OVER THE BORDER.

IF THE RUSSIANS ASK THE

IRANIANS TO LEAVE, YOU

STILL HAVE RUSSIA, A

NUCLEAR-ARMED POWER RIGHT

ON ISRAEL'S BORDER, AND

ACCORDING TO BIBLE

PROPHECY, WE KNOW RUSSIA

AND IRAN WILL FORM AN

ALLIANCE TOGETHER AGAINST

ISRAEL AND WILL COME

AGAINST ISRAEL FROM THE

NORTH IN THE END TIMES.

I'M NOT SAYING WE'RE THERE

YET, BUT THE TREND LINES

CONTINUE TO BE CONSISTENT

WITH THE PREPARATION FOR

THOSE GOG AND MAGOG

PROPHECIES.

Reporter: JOHN WAGGI,

CBN NEWS, JERUSALEM.

Chris: UP NEXT, A

LOOK AT CBN'S NEW

Chris: WELCOME BACK.

TO COMMEMORATE THE SIX-DAY

WAR AND THE 50th

ANNIVERSARY OF THE

REUNIFICATION OF

JERUSALEM, CBN HAS

PRODUCED A NEW DOCUDRAMA

CALLED "IN OUR HANDS: THE

BATTLE FOR JERUSALEM."

ON MAY 23rd, THERE WILL

BE A ONE DAY FATHOM EVENT

IN THEATERS AROUND THE

COUNTRY.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO

TO inourhands1967.com.

HERE IS A LOOK AT THE

TRAILER.

THE TIME HAS COME TO

BEGIN A BATTLE OF

ANNIHILATION.

OUR GOAL IS CLEAR: TO

WIPE ISRAEL OFF THE MAP.

WE SHALL DESTROY ISRAEL

AND ITS INHABITANTS.

I JUST STARTED THIS JOB

10 MONTHS AGO, AND NOW YOU

WANT ME TO PLANT AN ENTIRE

WAR IN TWO DAYS?

YES.

TAKE THE OLD CITY AND

BE DONE WITH IT.

WE SHOULD GO IN NOW.

AND WHAT IS YOUR GREAT

STRATEGY FOR THAT?

TO BE RIGHT HERE AND

NOT TO GO IN, HISTORY WILL

NEVER FORGIVE YOU.

JERUSALEM HAS NEVER

BEEN CONQUERED FROM THE

EAST, NOT SINCE KING

DAVID'S TIME.

SO IT WILL BE THE

SECOND TIME.

AND THE LAST ONE.

ENTER THE OLD CITY

IMMEDIATELY AND CAPTURE

IT.

THIS IS A TROOPER

BRIGADE.

MOVE TOWARDS THE LION'S

GATE.

IT WAS A HARD BATTLE,

BUT YOU DIDN'T COMPLAIN.

FOR YOU IT WAS ENOUGH, TO

STRIVE FORWARD AND TO

CONQUER.

JERUSALEM IS YOURS

FOREVER.

[YELLING]

Chris: I'VE SEEN A

PREVIEW OF THE FILM, AND

IT IS VERY MOVING.

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT.

REMEMBER, THERE IS A ONE

DAY FATHOM EVENT ON MAY

23rd IN THEATERS AROUND

THE COUNTRY.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT

WHERE THOSE THEATERS ARE

AND HOW TO BUY TICKETS FOR

YOUR FAMILY, GROUP OR YOUR

CHURCH, GO TO

inourhands1967.com.

> WELL, THAT'S IT FOR

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