As seen on â€œThe 700 Club,â€ Aug 3.: 'The Fellowship:' Helping Jews and Christians in Need Worldwide; Democracy 'In The Crosshairs' - Intelligence Officials Sound Alarm On Russian Meddling; How One Organization in Jerusalem is making medical ...
- Welcome to the 700 Club.
The country's four top intelligence chiefs
are making it clear.
Our democracy is in the crosshairs.
In a rare joint appearance,they accused Russian president,
Vladimir Putin, ofpersonally directing attacks
against our election process
and other critical infrastructure.
- They also sent a stern warningto Russia's cyber hackers,
"Stop, or pay the price."
CBN's national securitycorrespondent, Erik Rosales,
gives us a closer look.
- Standing with the Trumpadministration, power players,
ranging from the director of the FBI,
to the national security advisor,
director of National Intelligence,
Dan Coats sounded the alarm.
He said Russia is justa keyboard click away
from a major election hack.
- We continue to see apervasive messaging campaign,
by Russia, to try to weakenand divide the United States.
These efforts are notexclusive to this election,
or future elections, butcertainly cover issues
relevant to the election.
- [Erik] In a rare show of united force,
the national security leaders
stood in front of theWhite House press court,
to blast Russia, and talkabout potential implications.
- Any moment is just a moment before
the dial can be turned upone, much as we saw in 2016.
Again, not in terms ofaffecting the vote count,
but in terms of potentialpenetration of voter registration
data bases, or something like that.
- Our democracy itself,is in the cross hairs.
They shared a laundrylist of what we face.
- [Erik] From attempts to suppress voting,
to illegal campaignfunding, to cyber attacks.
The warning comes just daysafter Facebook shut down
dozens of fake accounts,
like those targeting hotbutton social issues,
part of a sophisticatedcampaign to influence Americans.
Coats pointed straight atRussia, adding the orders
often come from Vladimir Putin, himself.
- Russia has used numerousways in which they want
to influence through media,social media, through bots,
through actors that theyhire through proxy's.
All of the above, and potentially more.
- [Erik] Each brought up the importance
of the government intelligence community
partnering with social mediaand technology companies,
providing them with classified briefings
so that they could bettermonitor their platforms
and protect our democracy.
Erik Rosales, CBN News, Washington.
- Well, the warning fromour intelligence officials
has prompted quick actionfrom the US senate.
Jon Jessup has more on that story,
from our CBN news bureau, in Washington.
- Thanks, Gordon.
Democrat and republicansenators are responding
to the intelligence chief's warning,
proposing new sanctions against Russia.
The measure they're consideringwould target powerful
Russian business leaders,and those indited
for interfering in our elections.
It could even target presidentPutin, requesting information
about his personal holdings and net worth.
South Carolina republican,Lindsey Graham, said
'The goal is to imposecrushing sanctions against
"Putin's Russia, until it stops meddling
"in our election process, andcarrying out cyber attacks
"on our infrastructure."
Democrat Bob Menendez,added, "It's the next step
"in tightening the screws on the Kremlin."
Well, the president isbeefing up his Middle Eastern
advisory team, as he prepares to put out
a Middle East peace plan.
The associated press reportsthe National Security Council
is asking agencies for volunteersto join the policy team
that will support leadnegotiators, Jarred Kuchner
and Jason Greenblatt.
President Trump promised todeliver a plan for Israeli
Palestinian peace, but so far,has not given any details.
Well a 2017 study found, theaverage time for an ambulance
to arrive at an emergencyin the United States,
is eight minutes.
Imagine how many livescould be saved if that
was cut to three minutes, or less.
One Jerusalem basedorganization found a solution
they believe, will change the world.
- This is what it's liketo ride through the streets
of Israel, on an ambucycle.
It weaves through traffic,where an ambulance can not.
CBN News got a first hand look.
- I'm riding around withUnited Hatzalah volunteers,
here in the streets of Jerusalem.
Where they can respondto a medical emergency
or an accident within 90 seconds.
It's really the game changerin life saving emergency
- We think that the largestcause of preventable
death in the west, iswaiting for an ambulance.
And United Hatzalah addressesthat by getting a volunteer,
someone who's trained, equipped, notified,
and in the immediatevicinity of the victim,
to that person, within 90 seconds.
Or in a larger geography, three minutes.
- [Chris] United Hatzalah,which means rescue,
is the inspiration of Eli Beer.
- People die every day, waiting for help.
And my dream for United Hatzalah,
is to make sure that no one will ever die,
from things that they could be saved.
Growing up, I decided Iwanna become a doctor,
and save lives.
- [Chris] Beer shared thatdream on a Ted Med talk
that went viral.
He said as a young ambulancedriver, he often arrived
at an emergency too late to save a life.
And decided to change that.
- [Eli] Together with 15 ofmy friends, we were all EMT's,
we decided, let'sprotect our neighborhood.
So, when something likethat happens again,
we will be there, running to the scene,
long before the ambulance.
- [Chris] From 15 friends yearsago, today United Hatzalah
has 5000 volunteers, throughout Israel.
Their ability to respond toan emergency in three minutes,
or less, rests on threethings, the ambucycle,
volunteers available at a moment's notice,
and technology connecting them.
- [Eli] You know, Israelisare good in technology.
Every one of us has onhis phone, no matter
what kind of phone, a GPStechnology, done by Nowforce.
And whenever a call comes in,the closest five volunteers
get the call.
And they actually get there really quick.
And navigated by a trafficnavigator, to get there
and not waste time.
And this is the great technology we use
all over the country, andreduce the response time.
- There's another emergencythat just went off right now.
We're currently in UnitedHatzalah's national
command and dispatch center.
And what's happening right behind me here,
is that volunteers fromaround the country,
in the eight different regionsthat we broke the country
down into, are beingdispatched to emergencies.
We receive about 1000 emergencies per day.
- [Chris] Then volunteersfrom each cross section
of Israeli society, go into action.
That's where the ambucycle comes in.
- Everything that's in an ambulance,
is in this ambucycle.
- So this is like life savingmeasures within the first
couple of minutes, of a crisis?
- Right, so I get to thecall within three minutes,
I arrive, I throw on my jacket,
and I immediately start treating.
Everything that the ambulancehas, except the stretcher,
is in this box right here.
I have a defibrillator under the seat.
And everything else is in this bag.
- [Chris] This life savingequipment can often get
to an emergency sooner than an ambulance.
This real life video, showsan ambulance stuck in traffic,
and an ambucycle, weaving its way through.
But they exist to compliment,rather than compete
with the ambulance.
- Basically, we're there to fill the gap.
So, until the ambulancearrives, in those first, first,
crucial, critical minutes,we have helpers on scene.
Help has arrived, we are stabilizing.
And by the time theambulance comes, he is ready
for transport, to the hospital.
And getting there in 90seconds is the game changer
in EMS worldwide.
- [Chris] That time gapcan mean life or death.
- I could tell you every second counts.
And if you wait twomore seconds for someone
who has no oxygen for morethan six or seven minutes,
there's no chance of saving that person.
And if you do save him,that person will have
damage for the rest of theirlife, and will need assistance.
So, by having thousands ofvolunteers, think about it,
it's like Uber, everywhere.
- [Chris] The dream isto take it worldwide.
Beer sees it as anotherway Israel wants to help
beyond its borders.
- This is a (speaks in foreign language).
This is a gift to the world.
We are right over the nations,in terms of many things,
No one realizes that inmedicine, fast response,
Israel's the fastest in the world.
And we could share this with everyone.
Anyone who wants to learnfrom us, we're there for them.
- [Chris] Chris Mitchell,CBN News, on the streets
- Seeing Chris Mitchell onthe back of an ambucycle
And Gordon, Israel, thetiny nation of Israel,
constantly creating andinnovating new ideas all the time.
- That's part of fulfillment of scripture.
You find in Isaiah, they'reto be a light to the nations
for the salvation of the world.
And whether it's the newtechnology coming out of Israel
with this wonderful idea ofUnited Hatzalah, hats off
to Mark Gerson, Eli Beer,for this wonderful idea.
I hope it spreads around the world.