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Jerusalem Dateline: 7/14/17 CBN Founder Pat Robertson Interviews President Trump

CBN Founder Pat Robertson goes one-on-one with President Trump at White House; plus, how CBN'S history is tied to Israel’s Six-Day War –Robertson’s vow to the Jewish State; and find out what Israel's new aquarium has that's unique in all ... Read Transcript


Chris: THIS WEEK ON

"JERUSALEM DATELINE," CBN

FOUNDER PAT ROBERTSON

INTERVIEWS PRESIDENT TRUMP

AT THE WHITE HOUSE.

President Trump: IT

WAS A GREAT G20.

WE HAD 20 COUNTRIES.

I GET ALONG REALLY

FANTASTICLY WITH THE HEAD

OF EVERY COUNTRY.

Chris: AND A LOOK AT

THE PROPHETIC CONNECTION

BETWEEN CBN AND THE

SIX-DAY WAR.

AND SEE HOW AN

ORGANIZATION IGNORES 4,000

YEARS AND JEWISH HISTORY.

> AND A LOOK AT

JERUSALEM'S NEW WATER

WONDERLAND.

> HELLO, I'M CHRIS

MITCHELL.

PAPAT ROBERTSON SAT DOWN

WITH U.S. PRESIDENT TRUMP

AT THE WHITE HOUSE, AND

DISCUSSED A NUMBER OF

ISSUES, INCLUDING NORTH

KOREA, THE U.S.

RELATIONSHIP WITH RUSSIA,

AND WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE

IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

HERE IS A PORTION OF THAT

INTERVIEW.

Pat: MR. PRESIDENT,

I'M SO GLAD TO SEE YOU.

I'M SO PROUD OF EVERYTHING

YOU'RE DOING.

YOU HAVE JUST GOTTEN BACK

FROM THE G20 AND YOU WERE

TRAVELLING AROUND THE

WORLD, AND WHAT DO YOU SEE

IS THE MAJOR PROBLEM

FACING THE WORLD TODAY?

President Trump:

WELL, WE HAVE MANY

PROBLEMS.

I WAS LEFT A VERY, VERY

TOUGH MEAL, I WILL SAY

THAT.

IT WAS A MESS.

I THINK WE'RE DOING VERY

WELL, BUT NORTH KOREA

CERTAINLY IS A BIG

PROBLEM.

THE MIDDLE EAST IS A TOTAL

MESS.

OTHER THAN THAN IN FIVE

MONTHS WE HAVE DONE MORE

AGAINST ISIS THAN ANYONE

HAS DONE SINCE THE

BEGINNING.

WE'RE HAVING TREMENDOUS

SUCCESS WITH THAT.

I WOULD HAVE TO SAY THAT

THE MIDDLE EAST IS A TOUGH

SITUATION, BUT WE'RE

GETTING IT STRAIGHTENED

OUT.

AND ULTIMATELY WE WANT TO

START INVESTING MONEY BACK

IN THE UNITED STATES, IN

OUR HOME.

BUT WE HAVE TO GET RID OF

ISIS, GET RID OF THE

TERRORISTS, AS YOU KNOW

BETTER THAN ANYBODY.

AND THE OTHER IS NORTH

KOREA.

WE HAVE SOMEBODY WHO IS --

WE WILL FIND OUT WHAT HE

IS.

Pat: HE HAS LAUNCHED

INTERCONTINENTAL MISSILES.

IS THERE A POSSIBILITY

THAT ME MIGHT WANT TO

KNOCK SOME OF THOSE DOWN

ON THE LAUNCH-PAD OR RIGHT

AFTER LAUNCH?

President Trump:

WELL, WE WOULDN'T WANT TO

BE SPEAKING ABOUT

ANYTHING, BUT WE'RE

LOOKING AT LOTS OF

DIFFERENT WAYS.

WE'RE WORKING WITH

DIFFERENT COUNTRIES,

INCLUDING CHINA.

I THINK CHINA WOULD LIKE

TO SEE THIS PROBLEM GO

AWAY.

IT IS A BIG PROBLEM FOR

THEM.

THE ADVANTAGE WE HAVE IS

TRADE.

WE HAVE BIG TRADE WITH

CHINA.

I HAVE A VERY GOOD

RELATIONSHIP WITH

PRESIDENT XI, WHO I LOOK A

LOT, AND WHO I THINK LIKES

ME.

AND THEY ARE VERY STRONG

WITH REGARD TO NORTH

KOREA.

Pat: WILL THEY GET

TOUGH WITH NORTH KOREA?

I KNOW YOU WERE SO CLOSE

WHEN HE WAS THERE VISITING

MAR-A-LAGO.

President Trump:

WELL, WE'RE GOING TO SEE.

I WOULD SAY WE HAVE A GOOD

CHANCE -- THEY HAD A

CHANCE WHERE PRESIDENT

MOON GOT ELECTED TO SOUTH

KOREA, AND HE HAS A MUCH

DIFFERENT TAKE ON HOW TO

HANDLE THIS SITUATION THAN

HIS PREDECESSOR IN SOUTH

KOREA.

HE IS PERHAPS SOFTER ON

THE ISSUE, BUT MAYBE NOT.

BECAUSE I LIKE HIM A LOT.

I THINK HE IS GOING TO BE

A STRONG PERSON AND A

STRONG -- I THINK HE HAS A

STRONG VIEW, STRONGER THAN

PEOPLE WOULD UNDERSTAND.

WE'LL SEE HOW IT ALL WORKS

OUT.

I THINK CHINA WANTS TO

HELP US.

WE'RE GOING TO FIND OUT

WHETHER OR NOT THEY DO.

BUT CHINA WOULD, IN MY

OPINION, LIKE TO BE ABLE

TO HELP US.

Pat: WHAT IS OUR

LEVERAGE WITH THEM?

President Trump: OUR

LEVERAGE WITH CHINA IS

THAT CHINA MAKES HUNDREDS

OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS A

YEAR WITH US ON TRADE.

AND I WANT TO RENEGOTIATE

TRADE DEALS.

BUT I WOULD CERTAINLY BE A

LOT EASIER ON A TRADE DEAL

IF THEY WERE GOING TO HELP

US WITH NORTH KOREA THAN

IF THEY WEREN'T.

WE'RE GOING TO SEE.

THE RELATIONSHIP IS VERY

GOOD WITH CHINA AND THE

PRESIDENT OF CHINA, WHO IS

A TERRIFIC PERSON.

WE'LL FIND OUT WHETHER OR

NOT THEY WANT TO HELP.

AND MAYBE THEY DO AND

MAYBE THEY DON'T.

Pat: WHAT ABOUT THAT

CONSORTIUM OF ARAB NATIONS

THAT WENT AGAINST QATAR.

YOUR SECRETARY OF STATE IS

NOT TOO FAVORABLE OF WHAT

IS BEING DONE.

HOW ARE WE GOING TO HAND

THAT ONE?

President Trump: REX

IS DOING A TERRIFIC JOB.

BUT HE AND I HAD A LITTLE

BIT OF A DIFFERENCE, ONLY

IN TERMS OF TONE.

WE WENT TO SAUDI ARABIA,

AND WE HAD ONE OF THE

GREATEST MEETINGS EVER.

54 MUSLIM COUNTRIES, AND I

GOT UP AND MADE A SPEECH,

AND I GOT NICE REVIEWS --

ALMOST LIKE YOU MAKING A

SPEECH.

AND I SAID, WE'VE GOT TO

STOP THE FUNDING OF

TERRORISM.

TREMENDOUS MONEY AND

THEY'RE FUNDING TERRORISM,

AND SO WE'VE GOT TO STOP

IT.

SO THEY'RE WORKING VERY

HARD ON THAT.

I BELIEVE THEY'RE GOING TO

DO IT.

IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST

INCREDIBLE TWO DAYS.

AS AN EXAMPLE, SAUDI

ARABIA PUT U UP HUNDREDS OF

MILLIONS OF DOLLARS GOING

INTO BUYING OUR PLANES AND

BUYING MILITARY EQUIPMENT

AND INVESTING IN OUR

COUNTRY.

AND I SAID, YOU HAVE TO DO

THAT OR I'M NOT GOING.

AND SO THEY SPENT HUNDREDS

OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN

FRONT OF US AND ALL OF THE

BIG COUNTRIES, GENERAL

ELECTRIC -- MANY OF THEM

WERE THERE GETTING GOOD

CONTRACTS.

ALL GOOD WORK FOR OUR

WORKERS.

SO THAT WUN O WUN ONE OF THE THINGS.

AND THEY HAVE TO STOP

FUNDING TERRORISM.

SO WE HAD A TREMENDOUS

SUMMIT, AND I THINK THINGS

ARE GOING TO WORK OUT.

I THINK IT WAS A VERY,

VERY IMPORTANT, IMPRESSIVE

TWO DAYS.

AND AS YOU KNOW, QATAR IS

NOW A LITTLE BIT ON THE

OUTS, BUT I THINK THEY'RE

BEING BROUGHT BACK IN.

BECAUSE THEY WERE KNOWN AS

A FUNDER OF TERRORISM.

AND WE SAID, YOU CAN'T DO

THAT.

YOU CAN'T DO THAT.

WE HAVE TO STARVE THE

BEAST.

AND THE BEAST IS

TERRORISM.

WE CAN'T HAVE WEALTHY

COUNTRIES FUNDING THAT

BEAST.

Pat: HOW DO WE HANDLE

THAT BIG MILITARY

INSTALLATION WE'VE GOT IN

QATAR?

President Trump:

WE'LL BE OKAY.

IF WE EVER HAD TO LEAVE,

WE'D HAVE 10 COUNTRIES

READY TO BUILD US ONE, AND

THEY'LL PAY FOR IT,

BELIEVE ME.

BUT YOU'RE RIGHT, QATAR --

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A GOOD

RELATIONSHIP WITH QATAR.

AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO

HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE

MILITARY BASE.

BUT IF WE NEEDED, WE'D

HAVE OTHER COUNTRIES THAT

WOULD GLADLY BUILD IT,

BELIEVE ME.

Pat: YOU WENT TO THE

G20 AND MET FACE TO FACE

WITH VLADIMIR PUTIN.

WHAT DO YOU THINK, CAN WE

TRUST HIM?

President Trump:

WELL, LOOK, WE HAD A GOOD

MEETING -- I THINK WE HAD

AN EXCELLENT MEETING.

ONE THING WE DID IS HAVE A

CEASE-FIRE IN A MAJOR PART

OF SYRIA WHERE THERE WAS

TREMENDOUS BEDLAM AND

KILLING.

AND THE CEASE-FIRE HAS

HELD FOR FOUR DAYS.

MOST CEASE-FIRES HAVEN'T

HELD AT ALL.

THAT'S BECAUSE PRESIDENT

TRUMP AND PRESIDENT PUTIN

MADE THE DEAL.

AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS

GOING TO HAPPEN.

MAYBE AS WE'RE TALKING

THEY START SHOOTING AGAIN,

BUT THIS HAS HELD UNLIKE

ALL OF THE OTHER MEETINGS.

I THINK A LOT OF GOOD

THINGS CAME OUT OF THAT

MEETING.

BUT I DO THINK IT IS

IMPORTANT TO HAVE A

DIALOGUE.

AND IF YOU DON'T HAVE A

DIALOGUE, THERE ARE A LOT

OF PROBLEMS FOR OUR

COUNTRY AND THEIR COUNTRY.

WE NEED DIALOGUE WITH

EVERYBODY.

Pat: MR. PRESIDENT,

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

BEING WITH US.

WE'RE SO PROUD OF WHAT

YOU'RE DOING.

President Trump:

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Chris: IF YOU LIKE TO

SEE THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW,

YOU CAN GO TO cbn.com..

> PAT ROBERTSON WASN'T

THE ONLY EVANGELICAL

LEADER TO MEET WITH THE

PRESIDENT.

A NUMBER OF FAITH LEADERS

MET TO PRAY WITH PRESIDENT

TRUMP.

TONY PERKINS, JOHN HAGEE

AND MANY OTHERS WERE

THERE.

THEY POSTED PICTURES OF

THE PRAYER TIME.

BUT HE SAYS IT WAS MUCH

MORE THAN JUST THE PHOTO

OP.

HE SAYS IT SHOWS A

SUBSTANTIVE RELATIONSHIP

BETWEEN THE EVANGELICAL

COMMUNITY AND THIS

ADMINISTRATION.

HE ADDED THAT FAITH

LEADERS ARE ENJOYING

FREQUENT ACCESS TO

Chris: WELL, WE JUST

SAW THAT INTERVIEW WITH

CBN FOUNDER PAT ROBERTSON

AND U.S. PRESIDENT TRUMP.

50 YEARS AGO, ROBERTSON

FELT SOMETHING MOMENTOUS

HAPPEN ON JUNE 5th,

1967, WHEN THE HISTORIC

SIX-DAY WAR BETWEEN ISRAEL

AND THE ARAB NATIONS

BEGAN.

DURING THAT WAR, ISRAELI

FORCES REUNITED JERUSALEM

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN

NEARLY 2,000 YEARS.

AND ON THAT SAME DAY, CBN

ALSO TOOK A MAJOR STEP

FORWARD.

Reporter: IN JUNE OF

1967, ISRAEL FOUND ITSELF

FIGHTING FOR SURVIVAL FOR

THE THIRD TIME IN LESS

THAN 20 YEARS.

AND NOW WHAT IS KNOWN AS

THE SIX-DAY WAR, ISRAEL'S

ARAB ENEMIES FOUGHT WITH

ONE THOUGHT: THE

DESTRUCTION OF THE JEWISH

STATE.

AND HALF A WORLD AWAY, GOD

WAS RAISING UP A FRIEND.

Pat: WE DEDICATED THE

START OF CONSTRUCTION OF A

NEW PHASE OF OUR BUILDING

IN PORTSMOUTH.

AND THE CEREMONY WAS OVER

WHEN ONE OF OUR BOARD

MEMBERS CAME AND SAID,

THEY JUST STARTED WAR IN

ISRAEL.

SOMETHING SPARKED WITHIN

ME.

I KNEW THIS HAD ENORMOUS

SIGNIFICANCE, THAT WE AT

CBN WERE LINKED WITH

ISRAEL, AND THAT THIS HAD

TO DO WITH THE LAST TIME,

IT HAD TO DO WITH THE

FULFILLMENT OF THE

PROPHECY THAT JESUS MADE,

WHEN HE SAID JERUSALEM

WILL BE TRODDEN UNDER FOOT

OF THE GENTILES, UNTIL THE

TIME OF THE GENTILES BE

FULFILLED.

THIS IS THE WE'RE THAT

LIBERATED EAST JERUSALEM.

Reporter: THE PEACE

DID NOT LAST, HOWEVER.

IN 1973, EGYPT AND SYRIA

ATTACKED AGAIN, THIS TIME

ON YOM KIPPUR, ISRAEL'S

HOLIEST DAY OF THE YEAR.

AN UNPREPARED ISRAEL

ALMOST LOST THAT WAR.

AND THE HIGH CASUALTY RATE

LEFT MANY IN THE COUNTRY

DISILLUSIONED.

A 1974 CBN SPECIAL BROUGHT

A MESSAGE OF HOPE TO A

WAR-WEARY NATION.

IT BECAME OBVIOUS TO

EVERYONE IN THE COUNTRY

THAT THE THREAT WAS TO THE

EXISTENCE OF THE NEWLY

BORN JEWISH STATE.

Pat: HERE WAS THE

GENERAL, UNDER MOSHI, HAD

CAPTURED JERUSALEM.

BUT I HAD A SENSE THAT

ISRAEL WAS SO ALONE.

THERE WAS A SADNESS IN HIS

VOICE.

HE ASKED AMERICA TO BE

STRONG.

AT THAT POINT, I MADE A

VOW THAT WHATEVER

HAPPENED, HOWEVER

UNPOPULAR IT WOULD BE,

THAT WE AND THOSE

ASSOCIATED WITH US WOULD

STAND WITH ISRAEL, THAT WE

WOULD BE THE FRIEND OF

ISRAEL, REGARDLESS.

AND OVER THESE 30, 35

YEARS, I'VE KEPT THAT VOW.

Reporter: THREE YEARS

LATER, CBN DEDICATED ITS

SATELLITE EARTH STATION.

AS A PREVIEW OF THINGS TO

COME, THE FIRST SATELLITE

IMAGE RECEIVED CAME FROM

THE MOUNT OF OLIVES.

IN 2001, A NEWS BUREAU

OPENED IN THE HEART OF

JERUSALEM TO BRING A

PROPHETIC UNDERSTANDING OF

END TIME EVENTS.

Chris: THE MARCH OF

HISTORY IS LEADING BACK TO

THE CITY OF JERUSALEM.

AND IT IS VITAL FOR CBN

NEWS TO BE HERE, REPORTING

ON THE EVENTS BEFORE THE

RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST.

Reporter: AT PAT

ROBERTSON'S 75th

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION IN

2005, BENJAMIN NETANYAHU

SENT A STIRRING THANK YOU

TO PAT FOR HIS FRIENDSHIP

TO ISRAEL.

PAT ROBERTSON HAS BEEN

A MAGNIFICENT FRIEND OF

ISRAEL AND HE HAS BEEN A

PERSONAL FRIEND OF MINE.

WE HAVE NO GREATER FRIEND

IN THE WORLD THAN PAT

ROBERTSON.

Reporter: IN AUGUST

OF 2006, PAT TRAVELLED TO

ISRAEL DURING THE WAR TO

DEMONSTRATE HIS SUPPORT.

Pat: I'M HERE, AMONG

OTHER THINGS, TO TELL YOUR

PEOPLE THAT THE

EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS OF

AMERICA ARE WITH YOU.

WE'RE PRAYING FOR YOU.

> WE PRAY FOR THE NATION

OF ISRAEL.

Reporter: CBN ALSO

HAS SHOWN ITS HUMANITARIAN

COMMITMENT TO THOSE LIVING

IN ISRAEL.

THROUGH "OPERATION

BLESSING," CBN HAS HELPED

ISRAELIS IN NEED,

INCLUDING SURVIVORS OF THE

HOLOCAUST.

CBN NEWS NOW SENDS

"JERUSALEM DATELINE," AN

AWARD-WINNING HALF HOUR

WEEKLY PROGRAM AROUND THE

WORLD THROUGH BROADCAST

AND THE INTERNET.

WHERE IT IS TRANSLATED

INTO LANGUAGES, LIKE

KOREAN AND FINNISH.

AND "IN OUR HAND IS" IS

ONE OF THEIR SPECIALS,

WITH MORE SPECIALS ON THE

WAY.

WE WILL BE THERE TO REPORT

THE PROPHETIC EVENTS THAT

HERALD THE DAY OF THE

MESSIAH'S RETURN.

Pat: THIS IS THE LAND

THAT THE LORD IS GOING TO

Chris: ISRAELI

OFFICIALS REACTED ANGERLY

TO A UNESCO VOTE THAT

DECLARED THE CAVE OF THE

PATRIARCHS IN HEBRON A

PALESTINIAN SITE IN

DANGER.

HERE IS A STORY I DID

ABOUT THE DECISION THAT

IGNORES THE BIBLE AND

4,000 YEARS OF JEWISH

HISTORY.

ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU READ

FROM THE BOOK OF GENESIS

AT THE WEEKLY CABINET

MEETING.

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN

THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND

HEBRON AND THE TOMB OF THE

PATRIARCHS IS ONE OF

PURCHASE AND OF HISTORY,

WHICH MAY BE WITHOUT

PARALLEL IN THE HISTORY OF

PEOPLES.

Chris: THE TOMB OF

THE PATRIARCH HERE IN

HEBRON GOES BACK TO THE

BOOK OF GENESIS.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT

ABRAHAM BOUGHT THIS FIELD

FOR 40 400 SHEKELS, AND

BURIED HIS WIFE SARAH IN

THE FIELD.

ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB

AND THEIR WIVES WERE

BURIED THERE MORE THAN

2,000 YEARS BEFORE ISLAM

WAS FOUNDED.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

OF COURSE, THIS DID NOT

PREVENT THE UNESCO

COMMITTEE FROM HAVING

ANOTHER DELUSIONAL

RESOLUTION, THAT SAYS THE

TOMB IS A PALESTINIAN

HERITAGE SITE.

Chris: NETANYAHU SAYS

ISRAEL WOULD CUT

$1 MILLION FROM ITS U.N.

DUES, AND USE IT TO

ESTABLISH A JEWISH

HERITAGE MUSEUM IN HEBRON.

I THINK THE CLAIMS THAT

THE SITE IS UNDER DANGER

ARE BASELESS.

Chris: YITZHAK IS A

WRITER ON HOLY PLACES.

THEY WANT TO SCORE

POINTS FOR FUTURE

NEGOTIATIONS, CLAIMING THE

OWNERSHIP AND SOF

SOVEREIGNSHIP OVER IT AND

HEBRON.

AND THE OTHER ONE IS JUST

TO PREVENT ISRAELIS FROM

TAKING OVER MORE SPACE IN

THE SITE.

Chris: KING HAROD

BUILT THE STRUCTURE OVER

THE CAVE 2,000 YEARS AGO.

YOU CAN TELL IT BY THE

UNIQUE ARCHITECTURAL

STYLE.

1200 YEARS LATER, THE

MUSLIM CONQUERS MODIFIED

THE STRUCTURE AND ADDED

THE MI MINUETTS.

UNDER ISRAEL'S AUTHORITY,

JEWS, CHRISTIANS, MUSLIMS,

AND ANYONE ELSE CAN PRAY

AT THE SITE.

BUT HEBRON'S DEPUTY MAYOR

SAID HE WOULD CHANGE THAT

IF HE COULD.

IT IS A PURE MUSLIM

MOSQUE, A PLACE FOR MUSLIM

WORSHIPPERS, AND WE WOULD

DO EVERYTHING WE CAN IN

ORDER TO RETURN THIS PLACE

FOR BEING A MOSQUE FOR

MUSLIM PRAYERS ONLY.

Chris: SOME BELIEVE

THE UNESCO VOTE IS JUST

ONE MORE BATTLE TO ERASE

ANY JEWISH TIES TO THE

LAND OF HEBRON.

THE DECISION HASN'T

AFFECTED THE DAY TO DAY

STATUS OF THE SITE.

ON ANOTHER SUBJECT, THERE

IS PROBABLY NOT A PERSON

WATCHING NOW THAT HASN'T

BEEN AFFECTED BY CANCER.

BUT NOW AS LORIE JOHNSON

TELLS US, A NEW DRUG IS

PROVIDING HOPE FOR PEOPLE

SUFFERING FROM THE DREADED

DISEASE.

Lorie: SCIENTISTS AT

RAFAEL PHARMACEUTICALS

BELIEVE THAT CPI-613 IS A

BRATE THROUGBREAKTHROUGH FOR PEOPLE

SUFFERING FROM SOME OF THE

MOST DEVASTATING TYPES OF

CANCER.

THIS IS A VIAL OF CPI-613,

AND IT IS ADMINISTERED TO

CANCER PATIENTS

INTRAVENOUSLY IN A

HOSPITAL.

EACH INFUSION LASTS UP TO

TWO HOURS.

CANCER CELLS HAVE

DIFFERENT NUTRITIONAL

NEEDS THAN HEALTHY CELLS.

CPI-613 TARGETS CANCER

METABOLISM, WHICH IS A

RELATIVELY NEW WAY OF

TREATING THE DISEASE.

I THINK AT RAFAEL,

WE'RE REALLY ON THE CUSP

OF TECHNOLOGY.

Lorie: IT HAS

PERFORMED VERY WELL IN

CLINICAL TRIALS, AND COULD

BE ON THE MARKET AS SOON

AS NEXT YEAR.

BUT PEOPLE WHO NEED IT

RIGHT NOW MIGHT QUALIFY

FOR WHAT IS CALLED

COMPASSIONATE USE.

WE CURRENTLY DO NOT

CHARGE FOR COMPASSIONATE

USE.

WE ACTUALLY BELIEVE IN

HELPING, AND SO WE

CURRENTLY GIVE OUR DRUG

WITHOUT CHARGING ANYTHING

Chris: ISRAEL IS

KNOWN AS THE LAND OF THE

BIBLE.

IT'S ALSO RICH IN

ARCHEOLOGICAL TREASURES,

AND IT IS A PLACE OF

INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY.

IT EVEN HAS A BIBLICAL

ZOO.

AND THAT'S WHERE JERUSALEM

IS OPENING UP A NEW

AQUARIUM, THE FIRST OF ITS

KIND IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

AND AS CBN NEWS MIDDLE

EAST CORRESPONDENT JULIE

STAAL REPORTS, I IT ALSO

PROMISES TO TELL ISRAEL'S

WATER STORY.

Julie: THIS TUNNEL IS

BOUND TO BE ONE OF THE

MAIN ATTRACTIONS AT THE

NEW GODISMAN FAMILY MUSEUM

IN JERUSALEM.

THE TUNNEL IS PART OF A

4,000 TUNNEL TANK AT THE

AQUARIUM WHICH IS PART OF

THE BIBLICAL ZOO.

IT WILL HOLD SHARKS AND

OTHER FISH FROM THE

MEDITERRANEAN SEA.

WE EMPHASIZE ONLY ONE

ISSUE: THE LOCAL HABITAT.

WE WILL DEAL ONLY WITH

THAT, AND A LITTLE BIT OF

THE SEA OF GALILEE.

Reporter: BIBLICAL

ZOO AND AQUARIUM C.E.O.

SHY JE JEROME, SAID THEY WANT

TO RAISE AWARE NUS ONESS OF THE

WILDFIRE HABITAT IN THE

MEDITERRANEAN SEA.

WE NEED TO START AS

ISRAELIS, AND DO IT FOR

ALL OF THE WORLD -- START

WITH THE SENSE THAT THE

SEA, THE OCEAN, IS A

HABITAT.

Reporter: IT HAS

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE,

LIKE THIS INTERACTIVE

POP-UP.

IT PUTS YOU IN THE MIDDLE

OF THE RED SEA CORAL FISH,

SURROUNDED BY CLOWN FISH.

THERE IS THE FACT THAT

WE HAVE REYS IN THE RED

SEA.

Reporter: IN OTHER

PLACES, VISITORS HAVE TO

SEARCH FOR THE TREASURES.

IT IS AGAIN, PART OF

THE NEW TREND OF VISITING

ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS.

NOT EVERYTHING IS SEEN

IMMEDIATELY.

Reporter: CBN NEWS

WAS GIVEN A

BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT

THE CORE OF THE AQUARIUM,

AND THE BREEDING AND

QUARANTINE CENTER.

THIS IS THE EC SE ACCESS FOR

THE DIVER TO COME AND TAKE

THE DAILY WALK.

Reporter: THE PATH

ENDS AT WHAT IS CALLED THE

COMMITMENT ROOM.

THERE VISITORS ARE URN URGED

TO PROTECT SEA LIFE, BY

PROMISING NO TO DRIVE FOUR

BY FOURS ALONG THE SHORE,

AND NOT TO TAKE PLASTIC

BAGS TO THE BEACH.

MAYBE THEY ARE FINDING

A TURTLE OR A SEA WHALE,

WHERE WE OPEN THE STOMACH,

AND WE SEE WHITE PLASTIC

BAGS.

Reporter: EVEN THOUGH

THERE ARE GREAT AQUARIUMS

AROUND THE WORLD, JEROME

SAYS THIS ONE HAS

SOMETHING SPECIAL.

THIS IS PART OF THE

EXPERIENCE.

THIS VIEW IS UNIQUE ONLY

TO JERUSALEM.

Reporter: JULIE

STAAL, CBN NEWS, THE

ISRAEL AQUARIUM,

JERUSALEM.

Chris: IF YOU DO COME

TO JERUSALEM, I'M SURE YOU

WILL ENJOY A VISIT TO THE

AQUARIUM.

AND YOU MAY HEAR A HEBREW

WORD, AND HERE IS THE

EXPLANATION ON OUR HEBREW

WORD WEDNESDAY.

ATLIAT.

SLOWLY, SLOWLY.

Chris: THAT'S JUST

ONE EXAMPLE OF WHAT YOU

CAN FIND ON OUR Facebook

PAGE, BUT THERE IS MUCH,

MUCH, MORE.

YOU CAN FOLLOW US ON

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INSTAGRAM AND YouTube.

THANKS FOR WATCHING.

I'M CHRIS MITCHELL.

WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME ON

"JERUSALEM DATELINE."

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