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Jerusalem Dateline: Is ‘Two-State Solution’ a Thing of the Past? 8/25/17

Trump advisors talk peace to Israel, Palestinians but US congressman says idea of two-state solution may be a thing of the past; and a Christian country says no to EU’s Islamic ‘blackmail’; plus 120 years since Jewish people decide on a state. Read Transcript


Chris:

THIS WEEK ON "JERUSALEM

DATELINE," TRUMP ADVISORS

TALK PEACE TO ISRAEL AND

PALESTINIANS, BUT ONE U.S.

CONGRESSMAN SAYS THE IDEA

OF A TWO-STATE SOLUTION

MAY BE A THING OF THE

PAST.

THOSE ASSUMPTIONS ARE

REALLY IN DOUBT, ARE BEING

QUESTIONED.

AND SOME OF THE QUESTIONS

ARE WHAT'S IN THE BEST

INTERESTS OF THE PEOPLE.

AND A CHRISTIAN COUNTRY

THAT IS SAYING NO TO THE

EUROPEAN UNION'S ISLAMIC

BLACKMAIL.

> PLUS...120 YEARS SINCE

THE JEWISH PEOPLE DECIDED

ON A STATE.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE THIS

WEEK ON "JERUSALEM

DATELINE."

Julie: HELLO, AND

WELCOME TO THIS EDITION OF

"JERUSALEM DATELINE."

I'M JULIE STAAL, FILLING

IN FOR CHRIS MITCHELL.

PRESIDENT TRUMP IS

PRESSING AHEAD WITH THE

ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN PEACE

PROCESS, BUT VISITING U.S.

CONGRESSMEN SAY THE

SITUATION ON THE GROUND IS

NOT WHAT IT SEEMS.

ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU MET

WITH TRUMP ADVISORS JARED

KUSHNER AND JASON

GREENBLAT IN TEL AVIV.

WE HAVE A LOT OF THINGS

TO TALK ABOUT, HOW TO

ADVANCE PEACE, STABILITY,

AND SECURITY IN OUR

REGION.

I THINK ALL OF THEM ARE

WITHIN OUR REACH.

THE PRESIDENT IS VERY

COMMITTED TO ACHIEVING A

SOLUTION HERE THAT WILL BE

ABLE TO BRING PROSPERITY

AND PEACE TO ALL PEOPLE IN

THIS AREA.

Julie: WHILE

NETANYAHU'S OFFICE

DESCRIBED THE TALKS AS

CONSTRUCTIVE AND

SUBSTANTIVE, U.S.

CONGRESSMAN MAX THORNBERRY

TOLD CBN NEWS THE U.S. MAY

NEED TO RE-THINK THE

SOLUTION.

THE KEY FUNDAMENTAL

POINT IS THAT WHAT WE HAVE

ALWAYS BELIEVED, THAT

THERE HAS TO BE A

TWO-STATE SOLUTION, THAT

ISRAEL CAN BE MORE SECURE

IF IT TRADES OFF SOME

LAND, THAT WOULD BECOME A

PALESTINIAN STATE -- THOSE

ASSUMPTIONS ARE REALLY IN

DOUBT, ARE BEING

QUESTIONED.

AND SOME OF THE QUESTIONS

ARE THE WHAT'S IN THE BEST

INTERESTS OF THE PEOPLE?

Julie: PROTESTING

PALESTINIANS EXPRESSED

THEIR DISPLEASURE AHEAD OF

KUSHNER'S MEETING WITH

MAHMOUD ABBAS.

WE ARE TOTALLY UNHAPPY

THAT THIS ADMINISTRATION

HAS HAD NO PRESSURE ON

ISRAEL TO STOP.

Julie: JEWISH

COMMUNITIES IN JUDEA AND

SAMARIA REMAIN ONE OF THE

THORNIEST ISSUES IN THE

ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN

DISPUTE.

SENATOR JAMES LANGFORD

TOLD CBN NEWS THAT

WORLDWIDE PERCEPTION OF

GROWTH IN THE REGION IS

INACCURATE.

A LOT OF THE GROWTH,

POPULATION GROWTH, WHAT

SOME PEOPLE CALL

SETTLEMENTS, IS JUST NEW

PEOPLE BEING BORN AND NEW

HOUSES NEED TO BE BUILT.

THERE ARE A LOT OF THOSE

NEW NEIGHBORHOODS COMING

UP JUST TO SUPPORT THE

POPULATION OF SO MANY JEWS

MOVING FROM AROUND THE

WORLD TO ISRAEL, AS WELL

AS THOSE THAT ARE BORN

HERE, JUST NEEDING NEW

PLACES.

Julie: AND LANGFORD

SAYS THERE IS MORE THAT

YOU DON'T SEE IN THE

MEDIA.

IN JUST A COUPLE OF

YEARS SINCE I'VE BEEN IN

THE AREA, THERE HAS BEEN A

TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF

GROWTH IN INDUSTRY.

AND IT'S ISRAELIS AND

PALESTINIANS WORKING SIDE

BY SIDE.

IF WE ARE CREATIVE AND

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX,

MAYBE THERE ARE NEW

POSSIBILITIES, AND THAT'S

IN EVERYBODY'S BEST

INTERESTS, ESPECIALLY THE

PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN ISRAEL

AND THE WEST BANK AREA.

Julie: BOTH

CONGRESSMEN MADE IT CLEAR

IT IS ULTIMATELY UP TO THE

ISRAELIS AND PALESTINIANS

TO MAKE PEACE, AND NOT THE

U.S.

IT IS ENOUGH TO MAKE A LOT

OF WESTERNERS JEALOUS, A

NATION THAT HAS

REDISCOVERED ITS CHRISTIAN

ROOTS, HAS CLOSED ITS

BORDER, AND HAS REWRITTEN

ITS CONSTITUTION TO

PROTECT THE FAMILY AND THE

UNBORN.

DALE HURD REPORTS IN

EASTERN EUROPE.

Reporter: IN A TIME

WHEN MOST OF EUROPE IS IN

THE GRIPS OF ATHEISM,

THERE IS A NATION WHERE

CHRISTIANITY SEEMS TO NOT

ONLY BE HOLDING ITS OWN,

BUT SOME SAY IS THRIVING.

IMAGINE A GOVERNMENT THAT

IS UNABASHEDLY CHRISTIAN,

AND THINKS CHRISTIAN

VALUES ARE WORTH

PROTECTING AND WANTS TO

PROTECT AND EVEN NOURISH

THE FAMILY.

WELCOME TO HUNGARY.

HUNGARY'S CONSTITUTION IS

EXPLICITLY CHRISTIAN, AND

SAYS THAT MARRIAGE IS

BETWEEN ONE MAN AND ONE

WOMAN, AND THAT LIFE

BEGINS AT CONCEPTION.

IT EVEN INCLUDES THE

PHRASE "GOD BLESS THE

HUNGARIANS."

HUNGARY'S FAITH CHURCH IS

ONE OF THE LARGEST

PENTECOSTAL CHURCHES IN

EUROPE WITH 70,000

ATTENDERS, AND THE

HUNGARIAN GOVERNMENT HAS

EVEN SET UP AN OFFICE TO

HELP PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS

WORLDWIDE.

WHEN CBN NEWS BROUGHT TO

THE WORLD THE STORY OF THE

STORY OF AIDEEN

STRANDSSON, ONLY ONE

NATION STEPPED UP AND

OFFERED HER ASYLUM:

HUNGARY.

THEY SAY TAKING IN

PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS IS

OUR MORAL AND

CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY.

HUNGARY WANTS TO

PROTECT THE EUROPEAN

VALUES, THE EUROPEAN

CHRISTIAN AND JEWISH

VALUES.

Reporter: THIS

HUNGARIAN POLICY ANALYST

SAYS HUNGARY HAS ONLY

RETURNED TO ITS ROOTS AT

AN HISTORIC BASTION OF

CHRISTIANITY, DESPITE

ALMOST 200 YEARS OF SOVIET

RULE.

THE SECRETARY OF STATE...

YOU HAVE TO SPEAK TO

YOUR TRADITIONS AND

LEGACIES.

EUROPE'S LEGACY IS A

CHRISTIAN LEGACY, NOT

NECESSARILY IN A RELIGIOUS

FORM, BUT MOST DEFINITELY

IN A CULTURAL FORM.

Reporter: IT IS THIS

BELIEF THAT HAS HUNGARY

LOCKED IN A BATTLE OR

EUROPEAN MIGRANTS.

HUNGARY HAS INFURIATED

BRUSSELS BY BUILDING A

FENCE TO KEEP ILLEGAL

MIGRANTS OUT.

VICTOR ORBON HAS TOLD

BRUSSELS TO ESSENTIALLY

TAKE A HIKE WHEN IT COMES

TO OPEN BOARS.

BORDERS.

THE EUROPEAN AREN' UNION HAS

EVEN GOT TO COURT TO FORCE

HUNGARY AND THE CZECH

PUBLIC TO TAKE IN

MIGRANTS.

SECURING THE BORDERS TO

STOP ILLEGAL MIGRATION IS

INDEED A SOLUTION, AND THE

ONLY WAY TO REINSTATE LAW

AND ORDER THE AT THE

BORDER OF THE EUROPEAN

UNION, AND NOT THE OTHER

WAY AROUND.

Reporter: KOVOCH SAYS

IT MATTERS THAT MOST OF

THE IMMIGRANTS ARE

MUSLIMS.

AND THEY ARE PAYING A

HEAVY PRICE BY PRETENDING

THAT ISLAM DOESN'T MATTER.

WE ALL KNOW ABOUT IT.

AND THAT'S WHY IT DOES

MATTER, WHO COMES IN AND

WHAT MANNER PEOPLE ARE

COMING IN.

Reporter: ORBON IS

OFTEN PORTRAYED IN THE

WESTERN MEDIA AS SORT OF

AN UNDEMOCRATIC STRONGMAN.

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION

PRESIDENT A FEW YEARS AGO

REPORTEDLY GREETED HIM

WITH THE WORDS, "HELLO,

DICTATOR."

HUNGARY IS CERTAINLY NOT A

DICTATORSHIP, BUT ORBON'S

CRITICS ACCUSE HIM OF

CORRUPTION.

WHAT WE SEE TODAY IN

HUNGARY IS THE SHAMELESS

USE OF PUBLIC MONEY, OF

TAX MONEY, TO FORMULATE

PRO-GOVERNMENT MESSAGES.

SINCE 2010, THE

HUNGARIAN GOVERNMENT HAS

CONTINUALLY WEAKENING THE

DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS.

Reporter: BUT ORBON,

A MAN WHO EVEN HIS CRITICS

CONCEDE IS A SKILLED

POLITICIAN, DOESN'T HAVE A

SERIOUS POLITICAL RIVAL.

HE WILL PROBABLY REMAIN IN

POWER, MEANING THE

STANDOFF AGAINST MIGRANTS

IS LIKELY TO ESCALATE.

BUT IT ALSO MEANS THAT

HUNGARY WILL CONTINUE TO

HAVE A GOVERNMENT THAT

THINKS CHRISTIANITY IS

WORTH PROTECTING.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS, BUD

BUDAPEST.

Julie: COMING UP,

MARKING A KEY EVENT THAT

PLAYED A MAJOR ROLE IN THE

BIRTH OF THE JEWISH STATE.

GOD SAYS, AND I WILL

TAKE YOU TO THE PLACE THAT

I WILL DESIGNATE, AND I

WILL HAVE MARKED.

HE WANTS YOU TO KNOW THAT

HE HAS GOT HIS FEET, AS IT

WERE, ON THE GROUND IN

Julie: AS ISRAEL

APPROACHES ITS 70th

ANNIVERSARY OF STATEHOOD,

A KEY EVENT IN SWITZERLAND

MORE THAN 100 YEARS AGO

WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN THE

BIRTH OF THE JEWISH STATE.

IN 1897, JEWISH LEADERS

FROM AROUND THE WORLD

GATHERED IN BOSEL,

SWITZERLAND, TO DISCUSS

THE IDEA OF A JEWISH

STATE.

THEY WERE TRYING TO

COMBINE THE PRACTICAL WITH

THE IDEAL.

THE IDEAL WAS TO ESTABLISH

A JEWISH STATE.

BUT THERE WERE ALREADY

PRACTICAL STEPS ON THE

GROUND.

Julie: THIS HISTORIAN

SAYS JEWISH PIONEERS WERE

ALREADY HERE TRYING TO

FARM THE BARREN LAND.

THE THEODORE HERZL SAID WE

NEED A STATE.

AND HE PREDICTEDED THERE PREDICTED THERE

WOULD BE A JEWISH STATE,

AND SURE ENOUGH, THERE

WAS.

Julie: THEODORE HERZL

THOUGHT THE JEWISH PEOPLE

SHOULD ASSIMILATE WITH THE

CHRISTIAN WORLD TO BE

ACCEPTED.

HE THEN WROTE THE IDEA OF

A JEWISH STATE.

ON AUGUST 29, 1897, HE

OPENED THE FIRST ZIONIST

CONGRESS, DECLARING THEY

WERE LAYING THE FOUNDATION

OF THE HOUSE THAT WOULD

HOUSE THE JEWISH PEOPLE.

THEY CALLED IT THE

BAZEL PROGRAM.

IT WAS A STARRY-EYED

PROGRAM, BUT WITH ITS FEET

ON THE GROUND.

Julie: THE INITIAL

GOAL WAS THE ORGANIZATION

OF VARIOUS JEWISH GROUPS

WORLDWIDE.

THEY WANTED TO GET THEM

TOGETHER ON THE SAME PAGE,

ORGANIZE FINANCING,

ORGANIZE TRANSPORT,

CONTINUING ORGANIZATION

FOR BRINGING PEOPLE FROM

MANY, MANY COUNTRIES,

DIFFERENT LANGUAGES, INTO

THIS FAR-AWAY COUNTRY THAT

WAS MOSTLY DESERT.

AND THEY SUCCEEDED.

Julie: HE SAID THE

WORE "ZION" POINTED TO THE

IMPORTANCE GOD HIMSELF PUT

ON THIS PLACE.

IT COMES FROM THEON

WHICH LITERALLY MEANS THE

PLACE THAT GOD MADE HIS

MARK.

GOD SAYS, "AND I WILL TAKE

YOU TO THE PLACE THAT I

WILL DESIGNATE, THAT I

WILL HAVE MARKED, WHICH I

HAVE CHOSEN."

THAT'S IS ZION.

THAT IS GOD'S PLACE ON

EARTH, WHERE HE CHOOSES TO

BE RECOGNIZED.

OF COURSE HE IS

EVERYWHERE, BUT HE WANTS

YOU TO KNOW THAT HE HAS

GOT HIS FEET, AS IT WERE,

ON THE GROUND IN JERUSALEM

ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT.

Julie: AND IN JUST 50

YEARS, DESPITE RUSSIAN

PERSECUTION, TWO WORLD

WARS, AND THE HOLOCAUST,

ISRAEL WAS REBORN.

VISITORS TO JERUSALEM

OFTEN PLACE WRITTEN

PRAYERS IN THE CRACKS OF

THE WESTERN WALL.

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THOSE

CREVICES GET TOO FULL?

HERE IS THE ANSWER.

10 MILLION PEOPLE VISITED

THE WESTERN WALL LAST

YEAR.

MANY TUCKED PRAYER

REQUESTS BETWEEN THE

ANCIENT STONES.

THIS WALL IS VERY

FAMOUS FOR JEWISH PEOPLE

TO COME AND TO PRAY AND TO

PUT REQUESTS, EVEN IN

WRITING, TO GOD.

AND THIS IS A TRADITION

FOR THOUSANDS AND

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE.

Julie: THIS IS THE

RETAINING WALL OF THE

PLAZA OF THE SECOND TEMPLE

FROM 2,000 YEARS AGO.

WHEN KING SOLOMON

DEDICATED THE FIRST

TEMPLE, GOD SAID HIS EYES

AND HEART WOULD ALWAYS BE

THERE.

THAT'S WHY JEWS AND PEOPLE

OF OTHER FAITH PUT THEIR

PRAYERS IN THE WALL.

IF THEY CAN'T MAKE THE

TRIP, THEY SEND THEIR

REQUESTS VIA MAIL, E-MAIL,

AND EVEN AIR MAIL.

THIS RABBI SAYS NO ONE

READS THE PAPERS BECAUSE

THEY ARE NOTES BETWEEN MAN

AND HIS CREATOR.

WORKERS COLLECT THE NOTES,

BUNDLE THEM IN BAGS, AND

LATER BURY THEM IN THE

CEMETERY ON THE MOUNT OF

OLIVES.

ACCORDING TO JEWISH

RELIGIOUS PRACTICE, IT IS

FORBIDDEN TO DESTROY

ANYTHING ON WHICH THE NAME

OF GOD IS WRITTEN.

THAT MEANS THESE LITTLE

PRAYER SLIPS ARE TREATED

WITH THE SAME RESPECT AS

WORN OR DAMAGED TORAH

SCROLLS AND PRAYER BOOKS.

> UP NEXT, A JEWISH MAN

WHO FOUND REFUGE DURING

WORLD WAR II IN CHINA AND

IN GOD.

AND MY FATHER TOLD ME

Julie: DURING WORLD

WAR II, EUROPEAN JEWS WHO

COULD ESCAPE THE TERROR OF

NAZI GERMANY FLED TO SOME

OF THE MOST UNLIKELY

PLACES.

HERE IS THE STORY OF ONE

MAN WHO FOUND REFUGE IN

SHANGHAI, CHINA, AND IN

GOD.

Reporter: IT WAS PART

OF HISTORY THAT NO ONE CAN

FORGET.

DURING THE REIGN OF ADOLPH

HITLER, JEWS LIVED UNDER

DAILY TERROR.

THEIR SYNAGOGUES WERE

BURNED, AND MILLIONS WERE

SENT TO CONCENTRATION

CAMPS.

SIX MILLION PERISHED.

SOME NATIONS OPENED THEIR

DOORS TO THE FLEEING JEWS.

CHINA WAS ONE OF THEM.

MANY JEWISH FAMILIES

APPLIED FOR VISAS TO COME

TO CHINA.

ALL OF A SUDDEN CITIES

LIKE SHANGHAI BECAME HOME

OF THE JEWISH REFUGEES.

MANY WERE RELIEVED THAT

CHINA WAS A SAFE PLACE, A

COUNTRY THAT CHANGED THEIR

LIVES.

ELIZABETH LINTON WAS BORN

IN AUSTRIA.

SHE AND HER HUSBAND

RECENTLY VISITED SHANGHAI,

CHINA.

NOT FOR SIGHTSEEING, BUT

IN MEMORY OF HER DECEASED

FATHER.

MICHAEL WEISS, WHO CAME TO

SHANGHAI AFTER FLEEING THE

HOLOCAUST, HE WAS BORN IN

VIENNA, AUSTRIA, AFTER

HITLER OVERRAN THE

COUNTRY.

HE REALIZED THAT HE

COULDN'T SAFELY REMAIN IN

THE COUNTRY.

AFTER HE CAME TO

SHANGHAI, HE WAS WORKING

AS AN ENGINEER.

HE HAD GRADUATED FROM THE

UNIVERSITY IN VIENNA.

HE WAS ABOUT 25 YEARS OLD

AT THE TIME.

WHEN I HEAR STORIES

ABOUT HOW THE NATIONS --

MANY OF THE NATIONS,

INCLUDING AMERICA --

TURNED AWAY JEWISH PEOPLE

SEEKING REFUGE, IT REALLY

IS HEARTBREAKING WHEN YOU

THINK ABOUT IT.

BUT LOOK AT WHAT THE

CHINESE PEOPLE DID.

THEY OPENED THEIR ARMS TO

A PERSECUTED PEOPLE.

SOME CAME WITHOUT VISAS,

SOME CAME WITHOUT

PASSPORTS OR PROPER

DOCUMENTATION.

AND SOON AFTER HE MET

THE STERNS FAMILY.

AND THEY INTRODUCED HIM TO

WACHMAN LEE.

Reporter: WACHMAN LEE

WAS A CHRISTIAN LEADER AND

TEACHER WHO WORKED IN

CHINA AT THE TIME.

WEISS WAS DEEPLY TOUCHED

BY THE HELP AND LOVE FOR

HIM.

HE LEARNED ABOUT THE BIBLE

FROM THE CHINESE

CHRISTIANS.

WACHMAN LEE GAVE HIM

THE NAME JO NAME YOHANIS.

Reporter: HE WAS

TAKEN PRISONER WHEN IT WAS

INVADED, AND TAKEN TO A

CONCENTRATION CAMP.

DURING THE IMPRISONMENT,

HE WAS THREATENED WITH

DEATH.

BUT HE DID ONLY TWO

THINGS: READ THE BIBLE AND

PRAY.

WEISS COULD NOT RETURN TO

VIENNA UNTIL THE END OF

WORLD WAR II.

AND HE IMMEDIATELY STARTED

A NEW LIFE.

I HAVE MANY PRAYERS

THAT HE WROTE DOWN FOR HIS

CHILDREN, THAT WE WOULD

COME TO KNOWED GO KNOW GOD EARLY IN

OUR LIVES AND EMBRACE GOD

WITH ALL OF OUR HEARTS.

Reporter: SHE WAS

DRAWN TO ALL OF THE

MEMORIES HERE.

IT MADE IT REAL, THAT

HE WAS HERE.

AND ESPECIALLY THE NAME OF

JOHN, THAT WAS GIVEN TO

HIM.

Reporter: YOHANIS

MICHAEL WEISS PASSED AWAY

IN 1983.

WITH A DEGREE IN GEOLOGIST

STUDIES, HE NEVER STOPPED

GIVING PRAISES TO THE

CHINESE, WHO INTRODUCED

HIM TO THE LORD.

MY FATHER TOLD ME THAT

THE WORD OF GOD KEPT HIM

ALIVE.

Reporter: MUNG FE LI,

CBN NEWS.

Julie: COMING UP,

ARCHEOLOGY FROM THE EARLY

CHURCH AND THE BIBLE.

FINDING SOMETHING LIKE

Julie: THE DISCOVERY

OF A MOSAIC FLOOR NEAR THE

DAMASCUS GATE OF

JERUSALEM'S OLD CITY IS

BEING HAILED AS AN

ARCHEOLOGICAL MIRACLE.

HERE IS WHAT ISRAEL'S

ANTIQUITIES AUTHORITY,

DAVID GELMAN, HAD TO SAY

ABOUT THE FIND.

A FIND LIKE THIS IS

EXTREMELY EXCITING.

IT IS NOT EVERY DAY THAT

SOMEONE FINDS INSCRIPTION

WITH A DIRECT LETTER.

MOST OF THE MOSAIC TILE IS

SIMPLE WHITE.

IN THIS AREA, WE UNCOVERED

AN INSCRIPTION IN BLACK

TILES, AND IT IS IN GREEK,

SIX ROWS OF WORK.

IT DESCRIBES THE DATING

UNDER THE EMPEROR O.

HIS NAME IS CONTINIAS.

AND THE SAME NAME IS

MENTIONED INSIDE THE OLD

CITY, IN THE NEW CHURCH OF

MARY MOTHER OF JESUS.

IT TEACHES US HE WAS IN

CHARGE OF NOT ONLY THAT

CHURCH, BUT OF CHURCHES

AND MONASTERIES THAT MAY

HAVE BEEN UNCOVERED

OUTSIDE THE WALLS OF THE

CITY.

BEFORE BUILDING A PETROL

STATION, A COMPLEX OF

MONASTERIES AND CHURCHES

HAVE BEEN UNCOVERED OVER

THE PAST SEVERAL DOZEN

YEARS.

AND IT CORRECTS US WITH

THE CHURCHES INSIDE THE

CITY.

FINDING SOMETHING LIKE

THIS IS, SO FAR, THE

HEIGHT OF MY CAREER.

Julie: FURTHER NORTH

IN THE GALILEE,

ARCHEOLOGISTS BELIEVE THEY

HAVE UNCOVERED CLUES THAT

LEAD THEM TO THE PLACE OF

BIBLICAL BETHSADEA.

TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT YOU

CAN SEE ON OUR SOCIAL

MEDIA CHANNELS.

WE ARE ON THE NORTHERN

SHEAR OF THE SEA OF

GALILEE.

THIS SITE WAS KNOWN SINCE

THE END OF THE 19th

CENTURY AS AN ENGINE SITE.

AND IT IDENTIFIES BETH

BETHSAIDA.

THE BACKGROUND IS

SOMETHING THAT LEADS US

THAT WE ARE WITHIN THE

CITY.

ALTHOUGH THE DIG HERE

IS VERY SMALL, IT SUGGESTS

THAT WE DISCOVERED THE

CITY OF ULIA.

IT IS THE JEWISH HISTORIAN

OF THE FIRST CENTURY, AND

IT TELLS US THAT KING

PHILIP, THE SON OF PHILIP

THE GREAT, DECIDED TO

UPGRADE THE VILLAGE AND TO

MAKE IT A POLIS BY THE

NAME OF ULIA.

THERE WAS A DOCUMENT FROM

A VISITOR FROM THE END OF

THE 7th CENTURY A.D.,

AND IT SAYS AFTER HE LEFT

CAPERNIUM, HE ARRIVED TO

BETHSAIDA, AND THERE IS

THE CHURCH FOR THE

APOSTLES, PETER AND

ANDREW.

BUT IF WE WILL SUCCEED IN

PROVING SCIENTIFICALLY

THAT THIS IS THE PLACE OF

JULIUS, IT CAN DEVELOP

INTO AN INTERESTING SITE

FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE

INTERESTED IN BEING IN THE

PLACE WHERE THE APOSTLES

WERE.

Julie: THAT'S ALL FOR

THIS EDITION, AND THAT

WRAPS UP OUR SIXTH SEASON

OF "JERUSALEM DATELINE."

THINKS FOR JOINING US.

REMEMBER, YOU CAN FOLLOW

US ON Facebook, TWITTER,

AND INSTAGRAM.

AND REMEMBER THE GOD WHO

WATCHES OVER ISRAEL AND

YOU AND ME NEITHER

SLUMBERS NOR SLEEPS.

I'M JULIE STAAL, AND WE'LL

SEE YOU NEXT TIME AS WE

OPEN OUR SEVENTH SEASON OF

AMAZING NEWS AND FEATURES

ON "JERUSALEM DATELINE."

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