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Jerusalem Dateline: 6/23/17 NFL Hall of Famers Score Touchdown In Israel

NFL Hall of Famers take Israel by storm and find something special; plus Scott Ross takes to the streets to talk to Israelis about Jerusalem and the Six-Day War; and a look at how help is reaching refugees of the Syrian civil war. Read Transcript


Chris: THIS WEEK ON

"JERUSALEM DATELINE," NFL

HALL OF FAME PLAYERS TAKE

ISRAEL BY STORM TO FIND

SOMETHING SPECIAL.

WHETHER YOU'RE IN TEL

AVIV OR YOU'RE IN

JERUSALEM, IT IS THE SAME

LOVE AFFAIR.

Chris: PLUS, SCOTT

ROSS HEADS TO THE STREETS

OF TEL AVIV AND JERUSALEM

TO TALK ABOUT THE SIX-DAY

WAR.

IT WAS LIKE IT WAS

YESTERDAY.

Chris: AND A LOOK AT

HOW HELP IS REACHING

REGISTRATION OF THREFUGEES OF THE SYRIAN

CIVIL WAR.

HELLO, AND WELCOME TO THIS

EDITION OF "JERUSALEM

DATELINE."

IF YOU LOVE FOOTBALL, YOU

WOULD LOVE THE FOOTBALL

PLAYERS WHO CAME AS GUESTS

OF THE NEW ENGLAND

PATRIOTS OWNER ROBERT

KRAFT.

MANY CAME FOR THE FIRST

TIME, AND FOUND THEMSELVES

SURPRISED BY ISRAEL AND

THE LAND OF THE BIBLE.

THEY CALLED IT TOUCHDOWN

IN ISRAEL, 18

HALL-OF-FAMERS JOIN ROBERT

KRAFT ON HIS GOODWILL

TOUR.

MY PASSION IS THE GAME

OF FOOTBALL.

AND I LOVE IT.

AND I WANTED TO SEE IT

EXPOSED HERE.

OUR FOURTH QUARTER WIN IN

THIS SUPER BOWL IS THE

STORY AND THE HISTORY OF

THIS GREAT COUNTRY.

[APPLAUSE]

Chris: LEGENDARY NFL

PLAYERS LIKE JOE MONTANA,

ROGER STOUBACH, AND JIM

BROWN MADE THE TRIP, SOME

FOR THE FIRST TIME.

16 OF THE 18 HAD NEVER

BEEN HERE.

THEY'RE AFRAID TO COME.

AND THE FACT THAT I WAS

COMING MADE IT

COMFORTABLE.

THEY SAY THEY THINK THE

AMERICAN MEDIA JUST

DOESN'T FO PORTRAY IT

PROPERLY.

THEY HAVE FALLEN IN LOVE

WITH THE COUNTRY.

IT IS MORE OF A

COMMUNITY THAT IS HERE.

AND WHETHER YOU'RE IN TEL

AVIV OR YOU'RE IN

JERUSALEM, IT IS THE SAME

LOVE AFFAIR YOU HAVE.

AND THAT IS SOMETHING THAT

WE NEED TO BOTTLE UP AND

TAKE BACK TO THE STATES

BECAUSE IT IS SPECIAL TO

SEE.

TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY

TO COME AND GO TO THE

JORDAN RIVER AND BE ABLE

TO EXPERIENCE SOMEWHERE IN

THE VICINITY OF WHERE

JESUS STOOD AND TO HAVE

THAT EXPERIENCE IS

SOMETHING THAT

REVOLUTIONIZED MY LIFE.

Chris: YOU MAY NOT

REALIZE IT, BUT AMERICAN

FOOTBALL IS THE FIFTH

LARGEST NON-OLYMPIC SPORT

IN ISRAEL, AND IT IS

GROWING.

WE'RE REALLY GROWING

YEAR BY YEAR.

WE'RE ADDING TWO OR THREE

NEW YOUTH TEAMS THIS

COMING SEASON, AND WE LOOK

FORWARD TO CONTINUED

GROWTH YEAR AFTER YEAR.

WE HAVE OVER 2,000

PLAYERS AROUND THE

COUNTRY.

OUR FLAG TEAM OF WOMEN ARE

SEVENTH, AND OUR MEN ARE

EIGHTH.

WE'VE ACCOMPLISHED QUITE A

BIT ON THE FIELD.

WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO.

Chris: AMERICAN

FOOTBALL IS ALSO A PASSION

FOR 14-YEAR-OLD ELIANA AND

HER FATHER.

IT WAS SO COOL THAT I

COULD MEET ONE OF THE

HALL-OF-FAMERS.

HE WAS REALLY FRIENDLY,

AND HE ASKED ME WHAT

POSITION DO I PLAY,

RECEIVER OR RUNNING BACK

TYPE OF THING.

Chris: BEFORE THE RUN

OF FIVE SUPER BOWLS, CRAFT

CRAFT'S LATE WIFE, MYRA,

TOLD HIM HE NEEDED TO

SUPPORT AMERICAN FOOTBALL

IN ISRAEL.

SHE SAID, YOU WON'T WIN

FOOTBALL GAMES UNTIL YOU

HAVE AN ISRAELI SOMEBODY FOOTBALL

LEAGUE.

TWO YEARS AFTER WE STARTED

HERE, WE WON OUR FIRST.

AND THE GOD LORD LET US

WIN THIS YEAR, TOO.

Chris: TWO DAYS AFTER

ROBERT KRAFT AND THE NFL

PLAYERS FROM THE HALL OF

FAME MET WITH ISRAELI

FOOTBALL FANS, THEY

TRAVELLED ACROSS TOWN IN

JERUSALEM, AND SAW WHAT

THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN

FOOTBALL IN ISRAEL WILL

LOOK LIKE.

ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF

JERUSALEM, A NEW

MULTI-SPORTS COMPLEX IS

TAKING SHAPE.

FOR CENTURIES PILGRIMS

WALKED THROUGH THIS

VALLEY, AND NOW PILGRIMS

OF A DIFFERENT SORT,

SPORTS FANS AND HEROS,

WILL BE WALKING HERE.

NEW ENGLAND PAT PATRIOTS OWNER

ROBERT KRAFT PARTNERED

WITH THE CITY OF

JERUSALEM.

I'M TRYING TO BRING

TOGETHER TWO PASSIONS I

HAVE, LOVE OF THE STATE OF

ISRAEL AND THE LOVE OF

FOOTBALL, AND BRING IT

TOGETHER.

I HOPE IT IS CELEBRATED 50

YEARS FROM NOW.

Chris: CRAFT CRAFT KRAFT SCENES

THE CENTER AS ANOTHER

RESTORATION OF ISRAEL.

MY PEOPLE HAVE NOT BEEN

HERE IN 2,000 YEARS, AND

THEN WITH THE

REUNIFICATION OF JERUSALEM

50 YEARS AGO, I'M SO

HONORED.

IT IS A HUGE HONOR, FOR

HOSTING IT, AND IT'S AN

HONOR TO HAVE THE FOOTBALL

FIELD CARRY THE KRAFT NAME

IN IT.

THE CONNECTION TO FOOTBALL

AND THE KRAFT FAMILY.

[APPLAUSE]

Chris: 18

HALL-OF-FAMERS JOINS

KRAFT, MANY VISITING FOR

THE FIRST TIME.

THE HIGHLIGHT IS SEEING

EVERYTHING THAT I'VE SEEN,

TAKING PICTURES OF GREAT

IMAGES AND THINGS OF THAT

NATURE, AND KNOWING I'M IN

THE CITY AND THE HOLY LAND

WHERE OUR LORD AND SAVIOR

WALKED.

WELL, IT HAS BEEN

SOMETHING I'VE WANTED TO

DO FOR A LONG TIME.

I GREW UP IN THE CATHOLIC

CHURCH AND PRACTICED MY

FAITH THROUGH THE CATHOLIC

CHURCH.

SO THIS IS A CHANCE TO BE

IN JERUSALEM AND ALSO IN

BETHLEHEM -- THAT HISTORY

OF JESUS CHRIST.

WATCHING THE BOYS,

THEIR FIRST REACTION,

GOING TO SOME OF THE

HOLIEST PLACES IN THE

WORLD -- WE'VE BEEN HERE

ONCE BEFORE, SO IT'S TIME

TO LET THEM EXPERIENCE IT

FOR THE FIRST TIME AND

WATCH THEIR EXPRESSIONS

AND THEIR QUESTIONS, AND

IT HAS BEEN GRATIFYING FOR

US.

Chris: DESPITE THE

TENSE RELATIONSHIP, ROGER

GOODALE JOINED KRAFT FOR

THE CEREMONY.

THIS MEANS A GREAT DEAL

FOR ME AND THE KRAFT

FAMILY, WHAT THEY'RE DOING

HERE AND THE IMPORTANCE TO

ISRAEL AND TO THE WHOLE

FAMILY.

THE FACT THAT HE IS USING

THE AMBASSADORS OF OUR

GREAT HALL-OF-FAMERS TO

PROMOTE THE GAME OF

FOOTBALL IS A REAL

IMPORTANT BENEFIT.

Chris: COMING UP, THE

LATEST ROUND OF TALKS IN

THE ELUSIVE QUEST FOR

Chris: SENIOR WHITE

HOUSE ADVISOR JARED

KUSHNER CAME TO JERUSALEM,

ALONG WITH NEGOTIATOR

JASON GREENBLATT, AND THEY

MET WITH MAHMOUD ABBAS AND

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU.

LISTENING AND LEARNING

FROM ISRAELIS AND

PALESTINIANS, THAT'S WHAT

ISRAEL'S DEFENSE MINISTER

SAYS THE TRUMP

ADMINISTRATION IS DOING.

THEY'RE PROCEEDING

CAUTIOUSLY, AS SHOULD

THEY, LISTENING TO ALL

PARTIES IN THE REGION,

TRYING TO FIND OUT WHAT IS

REALISTIC, AS OPPOSED TO

THE TOP-DOWN TACTICS OF

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION,

WHICH SAW TO IMPOSE A

PRECONCEIVED NOTION ON

ISRAEL IN PARTICULAR, AND

ON THE PALESTINIANS AS

WELL.

Chris: TRUMP'S RECENT

MIDDLE EAST VISIT SHOWS HE

WANTS TO INCLUDE MIDDLE

EAST SUNNI NATIONS IN A

REGIONAL PEACE PLAN, AND

YET IT MIGHT HAVE

LIMITATIONS.

CLEARLY THE ATMOSPHERE

HAS IMPROVED, AND THE

ISRAELIS AND THE SAUDIS

HAVE A COMMON ENEMY IN

IRAN.

IS THAT GOING TO PLAY INTO

PALESTINIAN-ISRAELI

NEGOTIATIONS IN A WAY?

MANY PEOPLE ARE HOPING.

I'M NOT SURE.

Chris: HE SEES A BIG

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE

TRUMP AND THE

OBADMINISTRATIONS.

THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION BERATED

ISRAEL.

AND TRUMP HAS TAKEN A

DIFFERENT APPROACH: WORK

WITH ISRAEL, SEE WHAT IS

REALISTIC, AND TIME TO

GIVE THE PALESTINIANS A

DOSE OF REALITY AS WELL.

Chris: PART OF THAT

REALITY INCLUDED REPORTS

THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP

SHOUTED AT ABBAS AT A

RECENT MEETING IN

BETHLEHEM.

HE REPORTEDLY ACCUSED THE

P.A. LEADER OF LYING TO

HIM AT THE WHITE HOUSE

WHEN HE SAID THE

PALESTINIANS ARE RAISING

THEIR CHILDREN TO LIVE IN

PEACE WITH ISRAEL, WHILE

THE PALESTINIAN MEDIA

SHOWS JUST THE DIFFERENT.

AN AGREEMENT WOULD TAKE

TIME, SO EXPECT MORE

VISITS BY NEGOTIATORS

KUSHNER AND GREENBLATT,

RECENTLY WE SAT DOWN WITH

MICHELE BACHMANN WHO TOLD

US THAT THIS KIND OF PEACE

BETWEEN ISRAEL AND THE

PALESTINIANS MAY NEVER

HAPPEN.

> IN TERMS OF THE PEACE

PROCESS, DO YOU THINK THIS

IS LIKE THE TIRED OLD

PEACE PROCESS THAT HAS

BEEN GOING ON?

THEY HAVE

CONFIDENCE-BUILDING

MIEWSHES AND THEY

MEASURES, AND THEY

JUMP-START THE

NEGOTIATIONS.

IS THE TRUMP

ADMINISTRATION GOING DOWN

A DEAD-END ROAD?

OF COURSE THEY ARE

GOING DOWN A DEAD-END

ROAD.

HE IS A MAN WHO DESIRES TO

HAVE PEACE, JUST LIKE

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU.

WE SAW THAT RIGHT AFTER

THE '67 WAR.

THE ISRAELIS OFFERED

RESOLUTION 242 TO THE

ARABS IN 1967.

IN OTHER WORDS, WE'LL GO

BACK TO THE '67 BORDERS,

AS LONG AS WE CAN HAVE

PEACE.

WHAT WAS THE RESPONSE OF

THE ARABS?

IT WAS A CARTOON

DECLARATION, WHICH WAS NO

PEACE, NO NEGOTIATION WITH

ISRAEL AND NO RECOGNITION

OF ISRAEL.

THE ARABS HAVE BEEN

NOTHING BUT CONSISTENT.

IT IS JEWS, YOU DIE, AND

WE TAKE OVER THE BIBLICAL

LAND OF ISRAEL.

THAT'S ALWAYS BEEN THEIR

POSITION.

EVEN IF, CHRIS, PRESIDENT

TRUMP TODAY, THIS

AFTERNOON, WAS ABLE TO GET

A SIGNATURE ON A PIECE OF

PAPER FROM MAHMOUD ABBAS

THAT, YES, WE'RE GOING TO

HAVE A PEACE AGREEMENT,

THAT PAPER WOULD BE

WORTHLESS BECAUSE TOMORROW

WOULD BEGIN THE WAR IN THE

JEWISH STATE.

IT IS AF VOWE AVOWED IN THEIR

CHARTER THEY'RE GOING TO

PUSH THE JEWS INTO THE

SEA.

WE HAVE TO BE CLEAR-EYED

AND WIDE-EYED TO KNOW WHAT

THE INTENTS OF THE PEOPLE

WE'RE DEALING WITH ARE.

AND THEN ACT ACCORDING.

IF YOU HAVE PEOPLE WHO'S

INTENT IS TO KILL YOU, DO

YOU SIT DOWN AND SIGN A

PIECE OF PAPER WITH THEM

AND THEN GIVE THEM

REWARDS?

OF COURSE YOU WOULDN'T.

THAT WOULD BE SUICIDE TO

DO THAT.

PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS NOT

SPENT HIS LIFETIME IN

POLICY.

HE IS A REMARKABLE HUMAN

BEING.

I'VE KNOWN HIM FOR FIVE

YEARS.

WHO CONQUERS THREE

INDUSTRIES IN A LIFETIME?

HE CONQUERED REAL ESTATE,

HE CONQUERED

ENTERTAINMENT, HE IS AN

AMAZING PERSON.

BUT THIS IS A TEMPTATION

OF ONE ADMINISTRATION

AFTER ANOTHER TO THINK

THAT SOMEHOW WE'LL BE ABLE

TO OVERCOME THE DESIGNS OF

THE PALESTINIANS, AND

WE'LL BE ABLE TO --

WHETHER IT IS CHARM THEM

OR GET THEM TO SEE REASON

THAT YOU CAN LIVE SIDE BY

SIDE PEACEFULLY WITH

ISRAEL.

ISRAEL IS THERE.

THEY WOULD LOVE TO LIVE

SIDE BY SIDE PEACEFULLY

WITH THE PALESTINIANS.

YOUR VIEWERS ARE LOOKING

DOWN HERE AT ALL

PALESTINIAN TERRITORY.

THAT'S ABOUT AS CLOSE AS

YOU CAN GET TO THE JEWISH

PEOPLE.

THE JEWISH PEOPLE SAY

FINE, WE HAVE NO PROBLEM

WITH YOU LIVING THERE.

LET'S JUST LIVE IN PEACE.

BUT THERE IS ALSO A BIG

WALL DOWN THERE.

AND WHY DOES THERE HAVE TO

BE A WALL?

BECAUSE THE PEOPLE WHO

LIVE IN THOSE PALESTINIAN

HOMES ARE ONLY TOO HAPPY

TO TAKE KNIVES, GUNS, AND

CARS, AND DO WHATEVER IT

TAKES TO KILL THE JEWISH

PEOPLE, TO GET THEM OUT.

THAT IS CALLED REALITY.

THAT'S A SOBERING REALITY.

AND EVERY PRESIDENT NEEDS

TO BE ADVISED OF WHAT A

SOBERING REALITY IS.

WE HAVE TOO MANY, WITH ALL

DUE RESPECT, GENIUSES WHO

HAVE POPULATED

ADMINISTRATION AFTER

ADMINISTRATION AFTER

ADMINISTRATION AND FANCIED

THAT THEY CAN SOMEHOW PULL

THIS PEACE PROCESS RABBIT

OUT OF A HAT WITH THE

PALESTINIANS.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE WORD OF

GOD, IT IS NEVER GOING TO

HAPPEN.

IF YOU LOOK AT POLITICS,

IT IS NEVER GOING TO

HAPPEN.

IF YOU LOOK AT HISTORY, IT

IS NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN.

IF YOU LOOK AT PHILOSOPHY,

IT IS NEVER GOING TO

HAPPEN.

Chris: I APPRECIATE

IT, MICHELLE, YOUR

EXPERTISE AND ANALYSIS.

> UP NEXT, ISRAELIS

SPEAK ABOUT JERUSALEM.

THE PLAN IS TO PUT US

IN JERUSALEM SO WE CAN

PROTECT WHAT IS SO

PRECIOUS TO THE HUMAN

RACE.

Chris: AFTER 2,000

YEARS OF OCCUPATION BY

VARIOUS WORLD POWERS,

JERUSALEM WAS REUNITED

UNDER JEWISH SOVEREIGNTY

IN THE 1967 SIX-DAY WAR.

BUT SINCE THEN, THAT

VICTORY PITTED MUCH OF THE

WORLD AGAINST ISRAEL.

AND EVEN DIVIDED ISRAELIS.

SCOTT ROSS TOOK TO ISRAEL

STREETS TO FIND OUT WHAT

PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT

THE WAR IN JERUSALEM.

I WAS IN NEW YORK.

IT WAS AN EXTRAORDINARY

SITUATION.

ALL OF THE TROOPS WERE

LINED UP, NASA'S TROOPS.

WE THOUGHT WE WERE LOSING

ISRAEL FOREVER.

WE THOUGHT IT WAS REALLY A

GOLIATH STORY.

NASA WAS READY TO

ANNIHILATE US.

Scott: AFTER JUST

THREE DAYS, THE ISRAELI

FORCES ROUTED THE

JORDANIANS, REUNITING

EASTERN AND WESTERN

JERUSALEM, INCLUDING THE

OLD CITY AND TEMPLE MOUNT.

> WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT

THE SIX-DAY WAR

HISTORICALLY?

THIS WAS FOR ALL

JEWS -- THIS SEEMS TO BE A

SYMBOL OF IT.

I REMEMBER LIKE IT WAS

YESTERDAY.

I WAS 20 YEARS OLD, AND I

REMEMBER WHERE I WAS AT

THAT TIME.

Scott: WERE YOU IN

THE MILITARY?

YEAH.

I WAS A YOUNG LIEUTENANT

IN GOLAN HEIGHTS.

Scott: REALLY?

DID YOU FIGHT IN THE WAR?

YEAH.

Scott: WHAT IS YOUR

MEMORY OF THAT?

I WAS GIVEN A SHELL.

Scott: A SHELL?

WE OVERCAME PHARAOH,

AND WE WILL ALSO OVERCOME

WHATEVER IS NEXT TO US.

THE SIX-DAY WAR WAR IS

ALMOST LIKE A MYTH IN THE

ISRAELI SOCIETY OF TODAY.

Scott: WHY?

IT WAS A SIGN OF

ISRAEL'S STRENGTH AND

ABILITY TO DEFEND ITSELF

AGAINST ALL ODDS.

> IT IS SORT OF LIKE

ISRAEL'S MILITARY D.N.A.

IT IS A VERY IMPORTANT

WAR, IN THE HISTORY OF

ISRAEL.

Scott: DO PEOPLE YOUR

AGE APPRECIATE THAT?

I THINK SO, YEAH.

WE ALL KNOW IT IS ONE

OF THE BIGGEST WARS.

Scott: YOU MIGHT

THINK SUCH A VICTORY AFTER

2,000 YEARS WOULD LEAVE NO

ROOM FOR DISCUSSION.

BUT THE BIG WIN PROMPTED

DEMANDS THAT ISRAEL TURN

OVER LAND TO THE

PALESTINIANS, DIVIDING THE

CITY AS THE POTENTIAL

CAPITAL OF TWO STATES.

I SPOKE TO ISRAELIS AND

JEWISH PEOPLE IN TEL AVIV

AND JERUSALEM.

WHAT ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY

OF JERUSALEM BEING

DIVIDED?

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT

THAT?

NEVER, EVER.

IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN.

NOW, AFTER SO MANY YEARS,

IT IS THE PLAN OF GOD.

Scott: YOU BELIEVE IN

GOD?

OH, YES.

AND THE PLAN IS TO PUT US

IN JERUSALEM, THE JEWS, TO

BRING US BACK TO

JERUSALEM.

GIVE THEM HECK.

I THINK IN TEL AVIV

YOU'LL FIND LESS PEOPLE

WHO SAY WHO CARES ABOUT A

PIECE OF GROUND AS LONG AS

THE BLOOD STOPS.

ANY ISRAELI SAYING THAT

IS A SHAME.

THE CITY OF JERUSALEM IS

THE MOST IMPORTANT PLACE

FOR THE ISRAELIS, FOR THE

JEWISH.

WE GOT IT THOUSANDS OF

YEARS AGO FROM GOD.

I THINK WE HAVE KIND OF

MIXED FEELINGS BECAUSE ONE

SIDE OF THE STORY, OF

COURSE, WE'RE HAPPY THAT

WE GOT JERUSALEM, AND THE

PEOPLE ARE COMMITTED TO GO

TO BOTH PARTS.

BUT FROM THE OTHER SIDE, I

SEE THE SUFFERING OF THE

PALESTINIANS ON THE EAST

SIDE OF JERUSALEM.

I CERTAINLY BELIEVE

THAT JERUSALEM IS THE

ETERNAL CAPITAL OF THE

JEWISH PEOPLE.

Scott: ACCORDING TO

FORMER PRESIDENT CLINTON'S

CAMP DAVID PEACE ACCORDS,

EASTERN JERUSALEM AND THE

OLD CITY WOULD BE DIVIDED

ALONG ETHNIC LINES.

JEWISH NEIGHBORHOODS TO

JEWS, ARAB NEIGHBORHOODS

TO ARABS.

NO WAY.

IT IS VERY DIFFICULT.

IF YOU GO TO EAST

JERUSALEM, YOU HAVE ONE

ARAB NEIGHBORHOOD, ONE

JEWISH NEIGHBORHOOD, ONE

ARAB NEIGHBORHOOD.

I WISH WE COULD ALL

LIVE IN PEACE, BUT

DIVIDING JERUSALEM IS NOT

A POSSIBILITY.

Scott: DO YOU THINK

IT WOULD BRING PEACE?

I WOULD LIKE TO THINK

SO, BUT I REALLY DON'T

THINK SO.

I THINK SOME PARTS OF

JERUSALEM SHOULD BE FOR

THEIR OWN NATION.

THIS, OF COURSE, SHOULD BE

FOR THE JEWS.

I DON'T THINK WE NEED EAST

JERUSALEM.

Scott: YOU DON'T

THINK YOU NEED IT?

NO.

Scott: THE DIVIDING

OF JERUSALEM IS ABOUT

DIVIDING THE STATE OF

JERUSALEM.

ARABS CAN WALK HERE NOW

ALL THE WAY TO THE MARKET

FREELY.

TRY TO GO NOW TO EAST

JERUSALEM WITH A FLAG,

WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN?

FIRST OF ALL, THE POLICE

IS GOING TO TELL ME GET

OUT BECAUSE YOU ESCALATED

AND AGITATED THEM.

Scott: YOU WOULDN'T

BE HAPPY ABOUT THE CITY

BEING DIVIDED?

DEFINITELY NOT.

IT WOULD HAVE TO BE

UNIFIED, BUT IN OUR WAY.

Scott: AND DOES GOD

ENTER INTO THE EQUATION?

I THINK THERE IS NO

QUESTION THAT JERUSALEM IS

THE CITY OF DAVID.

GOD HAS WATCHED OVER

JERUSALEM FOR MILLENNIA.

FOR 3,000 YEARS THIS IS

THE MOST IMPORTANT CITY IN

THE WORLD.

Scott: DO YOU PRAY

FOR THE PEACE OF

JERUSALEM?

YES, OF COURSE.

Scott: DO YOU THINK

YOU'LL GET AN ANSWER TO

THAT PRAYER?

I HOPE SO, OTHERWISE WE

WOULDN'T PRAY.

Scott: SCOTT ROSS

REPORTING FROM JERUSALEM

AND TEL AVIV.

Chris: COMING UP, HOW

CHRISTIANS ARE HELPING

SYRIAN CHILDREN IN

LEBANON.

Chris: THE SYRIAN

CIVIL WAR IS ONE OF THE

GREAT TRAGEDIES OF THE

MODEL MIDDLE EAST.

WHEN SYRIAN REFUGEES, MONA

AND HER FAMILY, FLED THE

FIGHTING IN SYRIA, IT

WASN'T THE END OF THEIR

TROUBLES.

BUT LIFE TOOK A TURN FOR

THE BETTER WHEN CHRISTIANS

STEPPED IN TO HELP.

Reporter: MONA IS

ONLY NINE YEARS OLD, BUT

SHE AND HER SIBLINGS HAVE

BEEN REFUGEES FOR MORE

THAN FOUR YEARS.

THEY LEFT SYRIA FOR

SURVIVAL, AFTER THEIR HOME

WAS DESTROYED BY BOMBS.

WE WENT FROM HOUSE TO

HOUSE.

I COULDN'T BEAR THE

THOUGHT OF SEEING MY

CHILDREN KILLED.

WE CAME TO LEBANON TO SAVE

THEIR LIFE.

Reporter: WHEN I MET

MONA'S FAMILY, THEY TOLD

ME THEIR FATHER TILES

FLOORS WHEN WORK IS

AVAILABLE, BUT RECENTLY

HAD A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

AND WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO

WORK FOR WEEKS.

IT WAS HARD BEFORE, AND

NOW IT IS EVEN MORE

DIFFICULT.

THERE HAVE BEEN MANY DAYS

WHEN WE HAD NO FOOD TO

EAT.

Reporter: SO CBN'S

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" AND

"HEART FOR LEBANON",

INVITED MONA'S FAMILY TO

OUR FOOD DISTRIBUTION.

WE GIVE THEM AND THOUSANDS

OF OTHER REFUGEES ENOUGH

FOOD TO LAST A WHOLE

MONTH, UNTIL NEXT MONTH'S

DISTRIBUTION.

IT IS A VERY HAPPY

MOMENT EVERY TIME WE

RECEIVE THE FOOD PORTION.

MY CHILDREN LOVE A GOOD

MEAL.

Reporter: MONA AND

HER BROTHER AND SISTER

ALSO GO TO OUR HOPE

CENTER, A SCHOOL FOR

REFUGEE CHILDREN, WHERE

THEY STUDY MATH AND

ENGLISH IN A SAFE

ENVIRONMENT.

I AM SO HAPPY THEY'RE

IN THIS SCHOOL BECAUSE THE

TEACHERS ARE SO KIND.

THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE

BETWEEN THIS SCHOOL AND

THE PUBLIC SCHOOL, WHERE

THEY HIT THE CHILDREN.

I LIKE IT HERE A LOT,

BECAUSE WE GET TO LEARN

THINGS IN A CALM, QUIET

WAY.

IT'S FUN.

Reporter: AND WE

SHOWED THE STUDENTS

"SUPERBOOK" IN ARABIC, AND

SPOKE TO THEM ABOUT THE

LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST.

WE LEARNED THAT JESUS

SAVED THE WORLD FROM SIN

AND PROTECTS US.

I LIKE TO GO HOME AND TELL

MY PARENTS WHAT I LEARNED

ABOUT THE DIFFERENCES

BETWEEN GOOD AND BAD

THINGS.

I HAVE NO PROBLEM AT

ALL SENDING MY CHILDREN TO

A CHRISTIAN SCHOOL.

ESPECIALLY SINCE THEY ARE

VERY HAPPY THERE.

THAT IS SO IMPORTANT FOR

ME.

Reporter: AND KIDS

AREN'T THE ONLY PEOPLE WE

TEACH.

IN THE MIDDLE OF REFUGEE

COMMUNITIES, WHERE ALMOST

EVERYBODY IS MUSLIM, WE'RE

HOLDING BIBLE STUDIES.

IT IS REALLY NICE TO

KNOW THAT CHRISTIANS ARE

THINKING OF US.

I'M SO THANKFUL FOR ALL

YOU HAVE DONE.

I WANT TO THANK ALL OF

THE WONDERFUL PEOPLE WHO

ARE SUPPORTING US AND

MAKING IT SO WE CAN GO TO

THIS SCHOOL.

Chris: LET'S REMEMBER

TO PRAY FOR MONA'S FAMILY

AND THE MANY WIDOWS,

ORPHANS, AND OTHER

REFUGEES FROM THE SYRIAN

CIVIL WAR.

> WELL, THAT'S IT FOR

THIS EDITION.

THANKS FOR JOINING US.

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YOU CAN SEE ON OUR SOCIAL

MEDIA WITH THIS GLIMPSE OF

THE SEA OF GALILEE.

I'M CHRIS MITCHELL.

WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME ON

"JERUSALEM DATELINE."

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