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Jerusalem Dateline: 6/9/17 Israel Sees ‘Beginning of New Era’ with Haley at UN

US Ambassador to UN wows Israeli leaders: "with your support, we see the beginning of a new era;" plus counting the human cost 50 years after the Six-Day War; and a spectacular look at the Dead Sea – a wonder of the world. Read Transcript


Chris: THIS WEEK ON

"JERUSALEM DATELINE," U.S.

AMBASSADOR TO THE U.N.

WOWS ISRAELI LEADERS.

WITH YOUR SUPPORT, WE

SEE THE BEGINNING OF THE

NEW ERA.

Chris: PLUS, COUNTING

THE HUMAN COSTS 50 YEARS

AFTER THE SIX-DAY WAR.

HOW DID YOU MANAGE TO

CARRY ON AFTER YOUR

HUSBAND DIED?

Chris: AND A

SPECTACULAR LOOK AT THE

DEAD SEA, ONE OF THE

WONDERS OF THE WORLD.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE THIS

WEEK ON "JERUSALEM

DATELINE."

HELLO, AND WELCOME TO THIS

EDITION OF "JERUSALEM

DATELINE."

I'M CHRIS MITCHELL.

U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE

U.N. NIKKI HALEY HAS

SURPRISED A LOT OF PEOPLE

WITH HER BOTTL BOLD DEFENSE OF

THE JEWISH STATE.

SHE PAID HER FIRST VISIT

TO ISRAEL AS THE U.N.

AMBASSADOR TO THE ISRAEL

AFTER DECLARING THE TIME

OF BULLYING ISRAEL IS

OVER.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

Chris: NIKKI HALEY

FOUND ISRAELI LEADERS

EAGER TO THANK HER FOR THE

NEW ROLE SHE IS PLAYING.

WITH YOUR SUPPORT, WE

SEE THE BEGINNING OF A NEW

ERA.

ISRAEL IS NO LONGER ALONE

IN THE UNITED NATIONS.

ISRAEL IS NO LONGER THE

UNITED NATIONS' PUNCHING

BAG.

I FELL SOMEWHAT GUILTY

BECAUSE ALL I DID AT THE

UNITED NATIONS WAS TELL

THE TRUTH.

AND I HAVE NEVER TAKEN

KINDLY TO BULLIES, AND THE

U.N. HAS BULLIED ISRAEL

FOR A VERY LONG TIME.

AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO LET

THAT HAPPEN ANYMORE.

IT IS A NEW DAY FOR ISRAEL

AND THE UNITED NATIONS.

Chris: PART OF THAT

NEW DAY INCLUDES HALEY'S

STERN THREAT TO PULL THE

U.S. OUT OF THE U.N. HUMAN

RIGHTS, A GROUP SHE CALLS

A FORUM FOR HYPOCRISY AND

EVASION.

I THINK ISRAEL SEES

NIKKI HALEY'S VISIT HERE

AS A REAL POSITIVE.

Chris: MANY, LIKE

MICHELE BACHMANN, WHO CAME

AS THE KEY NOTE SPEAKER

FOR THE JERUSALEM PRAYER

BREAKFAST, SEE HALEY AS

ONE OF TRUMP'S

ADMINISTRATION'S BRIGHT

LIGHTS.

SHE IS MARVELOUS.

I THINK EVERYBODY WAS

SURPRISED AT HOW BOLD AND

FORTHRIGHT AND CLEAR SHE

IS.

SHE HAS SO MUCH CLARITY ON

THE UNITED STATES'

RELATIONSHIP WITH ISRAEL.

AND AS THE UNITED NATIONS

AMBASSADOR, SHE IS

ANNOUNCING THAT THE UNITED

STATES OF AMERICA HAS

ISRAEL'S BACK.

Chris: SHE FLEW TO

THE SOUTHERN BORDER, NEXT

TO THE GAZA STRIP.

SHE EXAMINED A TUNNEL ONCE

USED BY HAMAS TO

INFILTRATE ISRAEL.

AND MET WITH CIVILIANS WHO

LIVE ON THE FRONT LINES.

IT IS LIKELY TO GIVE HER

MORE EVIDENCE OF THE

THREATS FACING ISRAEL AND

ITS PEOPLE.

> THE UNITED STATES'

SENATE VOTED 90 TO 0 ON

THE REUNIFICATION OF

ISRAEL.

IT CALLS ON THE PRESIDENT

AND ALL U.S. OFFICIALS TO

ABIDE BY A 1995 LAW THAT

URGED THEN PRESIDENT BILL

CLINTON TO MOVE THE U.S.

EMBASSY FROM TEL AVIV TO

JERUSALEM.

WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS SAY

IT IS ONLY A MATTER OF

WHEN, NOT IF, THE

PRESIDENT FOLLOWS THROUGH

ON HIS CAMPAIGN PROMISE.

YOU HEARD IN OUR STORY

ON NIKKI HALEY, FROM

FORMER CONGRESSWOMAN

MICHELE BACHMANN.

SHE CAME TO JERUSALEM TO

PARTICIPATE IN THE FIRST

ANNUAL PRAYER BREAKFAST.

WE ASKED MICHELE BACHMANN

ABOUT THE SIX-DAY WAR AND

THE REUNIFICATION OF THE

CITY 50 YEARS AGO.

WELL, MICHELLE, IT IS A

JOY TO BE BACK WITH YOU

HER IN JERUSALEM.

ISN'T IT GREAT,

ESPECIALLY BEING HERE.

Chris: WHAT DO YOU

THINK OF THE VIEW?

I THINK YOU NAILED IT.

THIS IS GREAT.

THIS IS THE BEST VIEW THAT

YOU COULD POSSIBLY HAVE.

WHAT A PRIVILEGE.

Chris: WELL, IT HAS

BEEN 50 YEARS SINCE

JERUSALEM HAS BEEN

REUNIFIED BY THE I.D.F.

DO YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENED

50 YEARS AGO AS A

WATERSHED AND PROPHETIC

HISTORY?

THERE IS NO QUESTION IT

IS WATERSHED.

THINK FOR MILLENNIA, JEWS

HAVE BEEN DISPLACED OUT OF

THEIR OWN LAND, AND THEY

HAD NO AC KE ACCESS TO THEIR

SACRED SITE, WHICH THE

WESTERN WALL.

I WENT TO THE WESTERN WALL

MYSELF BECAUSE I DIDN'T

WANT TO MISS BEING THERE

FOR THAT EXTRAORDINARY

EVENT THAT HAPPENED 50

YEARS AGO, THE

REUNIFICATION OF ISRAEL.

IT WAS FORETOLD IN THE

SCRIPTURES.

WE KNOW IT FROM ZECHARIAH

AND EZEKIEL, AND IT

HAPPENED IN OUR LIFETIME,

THE FULFILLMENT OF THE

REUNIFICATION.

JERUSALEM IS THE EPICENTER

OF THE WORLD, IN GOD'S

VIEW.

THE LORD, IN HIS

SCRIPTURE, STATED VERY

CLEARLY THAT THE JEWS

WOULD ONE DAY COME BACK TO

THEIR OWN LAND, THE SAME

PEOPLE, THE SAME LANGUAGE,

SERVING THE SAME GOD.

AND MIRACULOUSLY THEY CAME

BACK AND ESTABLISHED THE

MODERN JEWISH STATE IN

1948, BUT THAT WASN'T ALL.

GOD SAID HE WAS GOING TO

PERFORM A NEW COVENANT

WITH JERUSALEM, TO GIVE

THEM A NEW HEART, WHICH HE

HAS DONE.

AND, ALSO, HE SAID HE WAS

GOING TO BRING JERUSALEM

BACK, REUNIFIED, WHICH HE

DID.

AND HE WAS GOING TO

REUNIFY JUDEA AND ISRAEL.

ALL OF THAT HAS BEEN

ACCOMPLISHED WITHIN OUR

LIFETIME.

SO THAT TELLS US ON GOD'S

PROPHETIC CLOCK, THINGS

ARE CLICKING RIGHT ALONG

HERE.

I'M SPEAKING NOW AS A

BELIEVER IN JESUS CHRIST,

AND IT IS IMPORTANT THAT

WE KEEP OUR OIL LAMPS

FILLED, AND WE KEEP IN

TUNE WITH THE LORD'S HOLY

SPIRIT.

AND WICKS TRIMMED SO WE

ARE READY FOR A SOON OF

COMING ARRIVAL AGAIN.

Chris: YOU WERE AT

THE JERUSALEM PRAYER

BREAKFAST, AND I WOULDN'T

SAY YOU SPOKE, BUT YOU

ACTUALLY JUST PRAYED.

HOW DOES JERUSALEM FIT IN

GOD'S PLAN?

YEAH.

I WAS THE KEY NOTE SPEAKER

YESTERDAY.

AND THE LORD LED ME TO

TAKE MY ENTIRE SLOTTED

TIME TO BE IN PRAYER AND

DO SERIOUS SPIRITUAL

WARFARE ON BEHALF OF THE

JEWISH STATE AND ON BEHALF

OF JERUSALEM.

I THINK THE EVENT WAS

EXTREMELY IMPORTANT FOR

ISRAEL BECAUSE WE WERE

HERE TO BENEFIT THE JEWISH

STATE, TO PRAY FOR THEM,

AND TO PRAY FOR THE PEACE

OF JERUSALEM.

AND ALSO TO REMEMBER THAT

MILLIONS OF JEWS ACROSS

THE MILLENNIA, WHO WERE

PERSECUTED AND KILLED

SIMPLY BECAUSE OF THEIR

FAITH -- THEY LONGED FOR

THIS DAY.

THEY LONGED FOR THE DAY

WHEN JERUSALEM WOULD BE

REUNIFIED, AND JERUSALEM

WOULD HAVE PEACE.

AND JUST AS WE AS

BELIEVERS PRAY FOR THE

PEACE OF JERUSALEM, JEWS

FROM MILLENNIA PAST HAVE

ALSO PRAYED FOR THE PEACE

OF JERUSALEM.

WE HAVE SEEN A REALIZATION

OF THAT PRAYER, JUST IN

THE REUNIFICATION OF

ISRAEL.

TODAY ISRAEL IS MORE

PROSPEROUS AND MORE AT

PEACE THAN IT HAS EVER

BEEN.

IS IT STILL UNDER ATTACK?

YOU BET IT IS STILL UNDER

ATTACK?

DO THEY STILL NEED THE

SUPPORT AND BACKING OF THE

UNITED STATES?

ABSOLUTELY THEY NEED THE

BACKING AND SUPPORT.

BUT THEY ALSO HAVE MORE

PEACE AND PROSPERITY THAN

THEY HAVE EVER HAD.

Chris: COMING UP, A

LOOK AT THOSE WHO PAID THE

HIGHEST PRICE DURING THE

SIX-DAY WAR.

THIS IS SEVEN YEARS.

*

Chris: 50 YEARS AGO

THIS MONTH ISRAEL FOUGHT

AND WON THE SIX-DAY WAR.

IT STARTED ON A SUNDAY,

JUNE 5th, AND BY THE

FOLLOWING SABBATH, IT WAS

FINISHED AND ISRAEL COULD

TAKE A REST.

BUT AS WE LOOK AT THE

MIRACLE OF THE 1967

SIX-DAY WAR, IT IS ALSO

IMPORTANT TO LOOK AT THE

HUMAN COSTS.

FOR THE YOUNG COUNTRY, IT

WAS AN EPIC TURNING POINT.

BUT FOR MANY OF ITS

PEOPLE, THIS VICTORY COST

THEM NEARLY EVERYTHING.

CBN'S SCOTT ROSS HAS THAT

STORY.

> WHO IS THIS?

THIS IS MY SON, AND

THIS IS ME.

Reporter: LOOK AT THE

ADMIRATION ON HIS FACE.

YOU'RE A BEAUTIFUL LADY.

YOU KNOW.

Reporter: IN 1967,

RUTH WAS A 27-YEAR-OLD

MOTHER OF TWO, WHEN HER

HUSBAND WAS KILLED IN THE

SIX-DAY WAR.

UHON WAS FOUR YEARS

OLD, AND SHE WAS ONE YEAR

OLD.

Reporter: DID A

FOUR-YEAR-OLD UNDERSTAND

HIS FATHER IS DEAD.

Through Translator:

HE WAS SAYING TO ME, WE,

ISRAEL, WE WON THE WAR

OVER THE ARABS, AND THE

ARABS KILLED MY FATHER.

Reporter: AT THE END

OF THE WAR, RUTH DIDN'T

KNOW INITIALLY WHAT

HAPPENED TO HER HUSBAND.

WHILE SHE THOUGHT TO

HERSELF, NO NEWS IS GOOD

NEWS, SHE WENT FROM ARMY

CAMP TO ARMY CAMP AND

FINALLY FOUND THE TRUTH.

Through Translator: I

SAID TO MYSELF THIS

SENTENCE: I WILL NOT LET

THIS RULE OVER ME.

Reporter: HOW DID YOU

MANAGE TO CARRY ON AFTER

YOUR HUSBAND DIED?

I DON'T KNOW.

I DON'T KNOW.

UNTIL 10 YEARS AGO, I

DON'T WEEP.

Reporter: RUTH

MARRIED AGAIN AND HAD A

THIRD CHILD BUT LATER

DIVORCED.

FOR 40 YEARS SHE TOLD ME

SHE BLAMED HER DECEASED

HUSBAND FOR EVERYTHING

THAT WENT WRONG IN HER

LIFE.

THEN JUST 10 YEARS AGO,

SHE READ THE ARMY REPORT

OF WHAT HAD HAPPENED TO

HIM.

HOW DID HE DIE?

Through Translator:

WHEN HE CAME BACK FROM

FIXING THE TANK, HE WAS

HIT BY MORTAR FIRE.

AND HE ASKED THE MEDICS TO

EVACUATE HIS OTHER FRIENDS

BEFORE HIM, AND THAT'S HOW

HE DIED.

Reporter: DID YOU

EVENTUALLY COME TO A PLACE

WHERE YOU COULD FORGIVE

YOUR HUSBAND?

AFTER 40 YEARS.

Reporter: WHY?

BECAUSE I READ THE

FILE, AND WHEN I READ THE

FILE, I UNDERSTAND IT IS

NOT HIS -- HE IS NOT TO

BLAME.

HE WANTS TO LEAVE, BUT HE

CAN'T LEAVE.

Reporter: WE'RE

APPROACHING THE

ANNIVERSARY OF THE 50th

YEAR OF THE SIX-DAY WAR.

WAS IT WORTH IT?

NOT TO ME.

LOOK, I LOVE MY COUNTRY.

ONE OF THE MOST THINGS I

WAS AFRAID OF THAT MY

CHILDREN WILL LEAVE THE

COUNTRY.

ALL OF THEM ARE HERE.

I REALLY LIKE ISRAEL.

I REALLY, REALLY LOVE IT,

BUT THE PRICE IS TOO MUCH.

Reporter: WHAT ABOUT

NOW?

NOW I'M HAPPY WITH WHAT

I HAVE.

Reporter: YOUR HEART

IS NO LONGER BROKEN?

STILL BROKEN.

ALL OF US, ALL OF THE

WIDOWS OF THE WAR, ONCE A

WIDOW, ALWAYS A WIDOW.

Reporter: SIMONA WAS

EVEN YOUNGER, JUST 20

YEARS OLD, WHEN SHE BECAME

A WAR WIDOW.

> Through Translator: I

MET MY HUSBAND WHEN I WAS

13 AND A HALF.

HE TOOK ME TO SCHOOL.

WE WERE TOGETHER SEVEN

YEARS.

HE WAS MY BOYFRIEND, MY

FAMILY, MY LOVER, AND MY

HUSBAND.

Reporter: SIMONA AND

RUTH ARE JUST TWO OF 318

WIDOWS AND MORE THAN 600

ORPHANS FROM THE SIX-DAY

WAR.

> HOW LONG ARE YOU

MARRIED?

FOUR MONTHS, AND THEN

THE WAR BROKE OUT AND

THAT'S IT.

Reporter: WHAT

HAPPENED?

HE WAS KILLED ON THE

GOLAN HEIGHTS ON THE SIXTH

DAY OF THE WAR, ON THE

LAST DAY.

HE WAS SERIOUSLY WOUNDED.

AND BECAUSE IT WAS FULL OF

TANKS, HE DIED BEFORE THEY

COULD GET HIM DOWN.

AND THEN THE WAR STARTED

IN MY LIFE.

Reporter: SIMONA HAS

MORE THAN 800 CLOWNS IN

HER HOME, A TESTIMONY TO

HER CHOICE TO BE HAPPY,

DESPITE HER LOSS.

Reporter: HOW DID YOU

GO ON AFTER YOUR HUSBAND

DIED?

GOD TOOK CARE OF YOU?

Through Translator:

GOD GAVE MY STRENGTH.

Reporter: AND SHE

NEEDED THAT STRENGTH

BECAUSE SHORTLY AFTER

HERZEL DIED, HER FATHER

AND MOTHER SOON FOLLOWED,

LEAVING HER ALL ALONE.

THREE YEARS LATER, SHE

REMARRIED AND HAD TWO

SONS, BUT THE MARRIAGE

DIDN'T LAST.

YOUR HUSBAND HAD DIED,

BOTH PARENTS HAD DIED.

DID THIS MAKE YOU ANGRY

WITH GOD?

NO.

Through Translator:

NO.

HE WASN'T GUILTY.

THAT'S THE WAY LIFE IS.

I DON'T KNOW GOD.

I CAN'T ARGUE WITH HIM.

HE DECIDED.

HE DID IT.

I CAN'T SAY ANYTHING TO

HIM.

Reporter: DID YOU

FIND ANY COMFORT IN THE

FACT THAT ISRAEL WON THE

WAR BUT YOU LOST YOUR

HUSBAND?

I LOST MY OTHER LIFE

COMPLETELY BECAUSE I HAD A

VERY TALENTED HUSBAND.

HE WAS AN AMAZING MAN.

I'M CERTAIN LIFE WOULD

HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY

DIFFERENT.

IT IS A VICTORY FOR THE

COUNTRY, BUT MY LOSS.

HE WAS EVERYTHING TO ME.

Reporter: BOTH RUTH

AND SIMONA ARE PART OF THE

I.D.F.'S WIDOWS AND

ORPHANS ORGANIZATION TO

HELP THOSE WHO HAVE

SUFFERED THEIR SAME

TRAUMA.

CURRENTLY SOME 8,000 MEN,

WOMEN, AND CHILDREN HAVE

LOST LOVED ONES IN THE

I.D.F. OR SECURITY FORCES.

Reporter: CAN YOU

HELP THEM?

WE HELP EACH OTHER.

WE DON'T HAVE TO AGREE

WITH THE OPINION.

THEY HAVE THEIR OPINION,

AND I HAVE MY OPINION.

IT'S OKAY, BUT WE SPEAK

THE SAME LANGUAGE.

WE UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER.

Reporter: WHAT DO YOU

HAVE TO SAY TO PEOPLE WHO

HAVE EXPERIENCED THE KIND

OF GRIEF YOU HAVE?

WHAT HAPPENED TO ME

HAPPENED.

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL -- NOT

ALWAYS, BUT YOU NEED TO

LIVE AND TO BELIEVE, HAVE

FAITH.

SOME PEOPLE GET SOMETHING

GOOD, SOME LESS GOOD, SOME

BETTER.

IT IS A PART OF LIFE.

I'M AN EXAMPLE OF THIS.

Reporter: SCOTT ROSS

FOR CBN NEWS IN TEL AVIV.

Chris: UP NEXT, HERE

WHAT ISRAEL HAS HAD TO SAY

ABOUT CBN'S "IN OUR

HANDS," THE DOCUDRAMA.

*

Chris: MANY OF YOU

MAY HAVE ALREADY SEEN

CBN'S DOCUDRAMA "IN OUR

HANDS: THE BATTLE FOR

JERUSALEM."

IF YOU DIDN'T GET TO SEE

IT IN ONE OF THE THREE

FATHOM EVENTS IN THEATERS

AROUND THE COUNTRY, THE

FILM IS NOW AVAILABLE ON

D.V.D.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, YOU

CAN GO TO cbn.com.

HERE IN JERUSALEM, THE

MOVIE PREMIERED IN ITS

HOME TOWN AT A GALA EVENT.

HERE IS A LOOK AT HOW

ISRAELIS RECEIVED THE

FILM.

THE FILM MARKS 50 YEARS

SINCE ISRAEL'S VICTORY IN

THE 1967 SIX-DAY WAR.

Gordon: ONE OF THE

GUIDING VERSES FOR ME FOR

THIS WHOLE PROJECT IS

PSALM 126: "THEN THEY SAID

AMONG THE NATIONS, THE

LORD HAS DONE GREAT THINGS

FOR THEM."

IT'S WITH GREAT JOY I SAY

TO YOU, THE LORD HAS DONE

GREAT THINGS FOR YOU.

Chris: THE FILM

FOLLOWS THE LIFE OF

SEVERAL PARATROOPERS AS

THEY FOUGHT CRITICAL

BATTLES TO REUNITE THE

CITY UNDER JEWISH

SOVEREIGNTY FOR THE FIRST

TIME IN 2,000 YEARS.

THEY ATTENDED THE EVENT

AND HONORED THE FILM'S

WRITER AND DIRECTOR ERIN

ZIMMERMAN.

I WANT TO TELL TO ALL

OF YOU THAT SHE DOES A

WONDERFUL WORK.

I'M VERY EXCITED.

IT BROUGHT ME BACK TO THE

MOMENT WHEN WE BROKE

THROUGH THE LION'S GATE.

MY BIGGEST FEAR WAS

SOMEBODY SAYING, WELL,

THAT WASN'T REALLY RIGHT

OR IT DIDN'T REALLY HAPPEN

LIKE THAT.

SO TO GET THE SEAL OF

APPROVAL FROM ALL FOUR OF

OUR PARATROOPERS WHO WERE

HERE TONIGHT WAS AN

AMAZING BLESSING FOR ME.

Chris: THE FILM HAS

BEEN A BIG HIT IN THE

U.S., BUT HOW DID IT PLAY

IN ISRAEL?

AS AN ISRAELI, I MUST

SAY I HAVE NOT SEEN, FOR A

VERY LONG TIME, SUCH A

GREAT EXPRESSION OF A TRUE

STORY-TELLING OF WHAT

REALLY HAPPENED HERE.

IT WAS REALLY

INSPIRATIONAL, AND AMAZING

TO SEE THE OLD, ORIGINAL

FOOTAGE.

IT GAVE YOU A REAL

SENSE OF HOW THE WAR WAS.

WHAT A TESTIMONY TO

ISRAEL.

WHAT I DIDN'T EXPECT

WAS THE FEELING THAT

SOLDIERS HAD AFTER LOSING

THEIR COMRADES, AND THAT

MOURNING THAT THEY GO

THROUGH.

BUT THE FILM ENDED WITH

SUCH A HIGH NOTE OF SEC

ZECHARIAH 8.

Chris: THE ISRAELIS

ACTORS FELT HONORED TO ARE

PART OF THE FILM.

WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL,

WONDERFUL.

IT WAS AMAZING TO BE A

PART OF IT.

Chris: SOME ISRAELIS

WERE SURPRISED THAT

CHRISTIANS WOULD MAKE SUCH

A FILM TO HONOR ISRAEL.

IT IS HEART-WARMING TO

HAVE FRIENDS WHO CARE.

I JUST LEARNED ABOUT IT.

IT IS VERY

SURPRISING -- A GOOD

SURPRISE.

Chris: YOU JUST HEARD

HOW ISRAELIS ENJOYED THE

MOVIE.

NOW HOW WOULD YOU SAY

MOVIE IN HEBREW?

HERE IS A LOOK AT ONE OF

OUR WEEKLY FEATURES ON

SOCIAL MEDIA.

CALLED HE HEBREW WORD

WEDNESDAY.

THIS WEEK CBN'S

DOCUDRAMA SERVET, I, "IN OUR

HANDS: THE BATTLE FOR

JERUSALEM" DEBUTED IN ITS

HOME TOWN.

IT MARKS THE ANNIVERSARY

OF THE SIX-DAY WAR AND

ISRAEL'S REUNITING OF

JERUSALEM.

FOUR OF THE ACTUAL PAR

PARATROOPERS WERE ALSO

ABLE TO ATTEND THE

PREMIER.

Gordon: AFTER THE

SUCCESS AT THE BOX OFFICE

IN THE UNITED STATES, I

WAS STILL NERVOUS TONIGHT

AS TO HOW IS THIS

AUDIENCE, A JEWISH

AUDIENCE -- HOW ARE THEY

GOING TO RECEIVE THE FILM.

AND TO GET A STANDING

OVATION FROM THEM, TO HAVE

THE OUTPOURING OF THANKS

FROM THE PARATROOPERS WHO

WERE PART OF THE FILM,

PART OF THE BATTLE, IT WAS

A NIGHT TO REMEMBER.

AND IT WAS A GREAT WAY TO

CELEBRATE MY BIRTHDAY.

Chris: COMING

UP...TAKE A RARE BOAT RIDE

WITH US ON ONE OF ISRAEL'S

NATURAL WONDERS, THE DEAD

SEA.

Chris: THE DEAD SEA

IS A NATURAL WONDER, BUT

THIS UNIQUE BODY OF WATER

IS GETTING SMALLER.

WE WANT TO TAKE YOU ON AN

AMAZING BOAT RIDE ON THE

DEAD SEA AND SHOW YOU WHY

SOME ARE SPEAKING OUT

ABOUT THIS TREASURE.

*

THERE IS A

MICROORGANISM THAT LIVES

IN THE FRESH WATER,

SURROUNDED WITH SALTWATER.

IN ORDER TO GET TO THE

HABITAT, AND AROUND IT,

THIS IS THE CHIMNEY.

IN THE PAST OVER A YEAR

NOW, I'VE BEEN DOCUMENTING

THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND PLACE

LIKE NEVER BEFORE.

GOING ON THIS BOAT RIDE

OVER A PERIOD OF TIME AND

DOCUMENTING THE BEAUTY,

THE MAGIC, WITH A PURPOSE

TO EDUCATE THE NEXT

GENERATION OF THIS

ONE-OF-A-KIND PLACE, AND

ALSO SHOWING THE DRAMATIC

CHANGES THAT THIS PLACE

HAS BEEN TAKING.

I WANT TO SEE THE DEAD

SEA RESTORED.

TO DO THAT, ACTUALLY WHAT

THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO DO

IS, ONE, FILL IN THE SEA

OF GALILEE WITH THIS

WATER, TO THE UPPER LEVEL,

WHERE THEY CAN OPEN THE

DAM AND SEAL IN THE RIVER

OF JORDAN.

AND THE SECOND PART IS THE

CHANNEL OF SEAS, ACTUALLY

TO BRING WATER FROM THE

RED SEA TO THE SOUTH PART

OF THE DEAD SEA, AND USE

THIS IMPLANT THAT WILL

GIVE WATER TO JORDAN, SO

WE DON'T HAVE TO KEEP THEM

FROM THE JORDAN RIVER.

THE ONLY WAY THAT WE

CAN SAVE THE DEAD SEA IS

IF WE ALWAYS ARE KEEPING

UP ON THE NEWS.

WE DON'T LET IT SINK DOWN.

WE DON'T LET IT DISAPPEAR

BECAUSE THERE IS SOMETHING

ELSE THAT LOOKS MORE

IMPORTANT.

THIS IS WHAT EACH AND

EVERY ONE OF US CAN DO TO

HELP THE DEAD SEA.

Chris: IT'S VERY RARE

TO BE ON A BOAT ON THE

DEAD SEA, AND THAT'S A

GREAT WAY TO SEE THE

WONDER OF THIS AMAZING

BODY OF WATER.

REMEMBER, BECAUSE OF THE

SALT AND MINERAL CONTENT,

YOU CAN'T SINK IN THE DEAD

SEA.

THAT'S ALL FOR THIS

EDITION OF "JERUSALEM

DATELINE."

THANKS FOR JOINING US.

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I'M CHRIS MITCHELL AND

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"JERUSALEM DATELINE."

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