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The 700 Club - July 27, 2015

The 700 Club continues the documentary series, The Hope: The Rebirth of Israel, with “Independence Day.” Take a close-up look at the little-known events that took place on the day the Jewish State of Israel was born -- May 14, 1948. Read Transcript


MAY 14, 1948. INDEPENDENCE

DAY IN

ISRAEL.

THIS IS A GREAT DAY. THIS IS

A DREAM

COME TRUE.

A DAY OF CELEBRATION.

EVERYBODY WAS CELEBRATING IN

THE

STREETS.

A MID-THE WAR. THE HOPE

CONTINUES

TODAY ON THE "700 CLUB".

Pat: WELCOME, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN TO

THIS EDITION OF THE "700 CLUB".

WE HAVE

TODAY A MAN WHO CHEATED DEATH.

HE WAS

AT DEATH'S DOOR. HE THOUGHT HE

WAS

GOING TO DIE EVERYBODY WAS

PRAYING AND

THOUGHT HE WAS GOING TO DIE. A

MIRACULOUS RECOVERY. WE'LL TELL

YOU

ABOUT IT.

OUR PRESIDENT TOOK A STRONG

STAND IN

KENYA GOING BACK TO HIS DADDY'S

HOME.

WAS HE STANDING AGAINST RADICAL

ISLAM?

NO, HE WAS STANDING IN FAVOR OF

THOSE

IN KENYA WITH GAY RIGHTS. BUT

THE

PRESIDENT WAS REBUKED BY THE

KENYAN

PRESIDENT HIMSELF.

THE POLITICIAN IN THE

COUNTRY WERE

WARNED NOT TO BRING UP THE

SUBJECT.

TODAY, PRESIDENT OBAMA HELD

TALKS

WITH ETHIOPIAN LEADERS OR HUMAN

RIGHTS

AND SECURITY. THE FIRST TO

VISIT THE

EAST AFRICAN NATION WITH THE

HOMEMADE

OF -- HOMELAND OF HIS FATHER

AND TO

ROOT OUT CORRUPTION AND PROTECT

HOMOSEXUALS.

I HAVE BEEN WITH AFRICA ON

THIS. I

BELIEVE IN TREATING PEOPLE

EQUALLY

UNDER THE LAW AND THEY DESERVE

PROTECTION UNDER THE LAW AND

THE STATE

SHOULD NOT DISCRIMINATE PEOPLE

BASED ON

THEIR SEXUAL ORIENTATION.

IN AN INTENSE EXCHANGE THE

PRESIDENT

OF KENYA SAID HE DID NOT SHARE

THIS

WITH THE UNITED STATES.

THE FACT IS THE KENYA, WE

SHARE SO

MANY VALUES BUT THERE ARE

THINGS THAT

WE DON'T SHARE, OUR CULTURE,

OUR

SOCIETIES DON'T ACCEPT. THIS IS

WHY I

REPEATEDLY SAY THAT FOR KENYANS

TO THE

THE ISSUE OF GAY RIGHTS IS

REALLY A

NON-ISSUE.

IN KENYA, HOMOSEXUAL

RELATIONS

CARRIES A PUNISHMENT OF

IMPRISONMENT.

IN AN OVERWHELMING CHRISTIAN

NATION,

MOST REJECTED THE PRESIDENT'S

LECTURE

ON GAY RIGHTS.

OF COURSE THE WAY PRESIDENT

OBAMA

TALKS ABOUT GAYS, LESBIANISM,

OR

TRANSGENDER, WHATEVER.

ACCORDING TO

HIM, WE TOOK HIM AS AN

AMERICAN. HE WAS

LIKE AN AMERICAN. BUT ACCORDING

TO OUR

AFRICAN CULTURE, THEY KNOW.

CBN NEWS.

Pat: MAYBE AFRICA WILL BE THE

FOUNTAINHEAD OF THE NEW WAY OF

CHRISTIAN BELIEF BECAUSE WE

APPLAUD

THEIR STRONG STAND ON CULTURAL

RIGHTEOUSNESS.

HERE AT HOME HILARY CLINTON

IS

SAYING WHAT SHE WILL DO AS

PRESIDENT

INCLUDING TAKING ON GLOBAL

WARMING.

JOHN HAS THAT STORY FROM THE

NEWS

BUREAU KNOW WASHINGTON.

THAT'S RIGHT, PAT. IT

INCLUDES

REVAMPING A TAX CODE FOR RENEWAL

INDUSTRY AND THE COAL INDUSTRY

AND SAY

IF THEY DON'T KNOW CLIMATE

CHANGE IS

REAL BUT IT'S AT THE BOTTOM OF

CONCERNS

BUT NEW TAXES FOR CAPITAL

GAINS. SHE

WANTS HIGHER RATES FOR LONGER

TERM

INVESTMENTS BUT EXPERTS SAY

IT'S A TIME

DURING THE WEAKEST ECONOMIC

RECOVERY

SINCE 2002.

A TRIBUTE PAYING TO SATAN

AND MANY

DROVE IN DETROIT TO SEE IT AND

POLICE

HAD TO TAKE A CALM.

IT SEEMS LIKE AN HISTORIC

EVENT.

IT STANDS 9 FEET TALL. THE

RESTAURANT OWNER CANCELED

RESERVATIONS.

IT WAS MEANT FOR THE STATE

CAPITOL IN

OKLAHOMA CITY. IT NOW WANTS TO

PLACE

THE FIGURE OUTSIDE THE ARKANSAS

STATE

HOUD WHERE A TEN COMMANDMENTS

MONUMENT

IS.

Pat: BEING A HOMOSEXUAL WAS

SAID IT

WAS A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AND

NOW

ABORTING A BABY IS A

CONSTITUTIONAL

RIGHT AND NOW WE HAVE A SATANIC

SCULPTURE. WHERE ARE WE HEADED?

CAN WE

POSSIBLY BE SERVING IDOLS,

COULD WE BE

SACRIFICING OUR BABIES TO SOME

HEATHEN

GOD. IS IT SOME RITUAL

SACRIFICE ON THE

STATEHOUSE LAWN OF SOME STATE

AND WHILE

WE ARE DOING WE ARE HAVING

POLYGAMY AND

POLYAMLY. IS THAT THE WAY IT'S

HEADED?

IT LOOKS LIKE IT IS. I'M GLAD

TO REPORT

THERE IS A BRIGHT SPOT WITH THE

SUPREME

COURT.

THAT'S RIGHT. THEY ARE

PUTTING IT ON

THE BALLOT SO THEY CAN VOTE ON

IT. THE

MAYOR WHO IS A LESBIAN. THEY

GATHERED

SOME 18,000 SIGNATURES TO PUT

THE

ORDINANCE ON THE BALLOT. THE

COUNTY

SAID MANY OF THE SIGNATURES

WERE

INVALID AND THEY TRIED TO SUE.

THAT

FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION ONLY

EXIST ONCE

PRESIDENT REMOVES IT'S FROM

STIEF ELEL

FREE SPEECH.

AN AUTOPSY WILL BE PERFORMED

ON

CHRISTINA BROWN. WHITNEY

HOUSTON'S

DAUGHTER. SHE WAS FOUND IN A

BATHTUB 6

MONTHS AGO. A STATEMENT FROM

THE FAMILY

SAYS SHE'S FINALLY AT PEACE IN

THE ARMS

OF GOD. SHE LEFT HER ESTATE

ESTIMATED

AT $1 MILLION.

CHANGING YOUR LIFE AND

PROTECT YOUR

BRAIN. THERE ARE SOME BASIC

EVERYDAY

STEPS PEOPLE CAN TAKE TO KEEP

THEIR

BRAINS HEALTHY AS THEY GET

OLDER. THEY

INCLUDE GETTING SLEEP, STAYING

ACTIVE

BECAUSE WHAT'S GOOD FOR YOUR

HEART IS

GOOD FOR YOUR BRAIN AND EATING

HEALTHY

AND VEGETABLES AND LOWER FAT

AND SUGAR.

WHAT'S GOOD FOR YOUR ARTERIES

IS GOOD

FOR YOUR BRAIN AND KEEPS BLOOD

FLOWING

TO YOUR BRAIN.

PHOSPHO -- COMPLEX.

SAY THAT FAST ENOUGH. WHAT

WAS THAT?

YOU DO ALL OF THOSE THINGS?

I DON'T DO THAT THING YOU

JUST

MENTIONED. I DO A CROSSWORD

PUZZLE

EVERYDAY AND FRUITS AND NUTS.

I EAT BERRIES EVERYDAY, NUTS

EVERYDAY AND YOGURT EVERYDAY

AND IT'S A

DELIGHTFUL BREAKFAST.

PHOSPHO -- IT'S GOOD FOR

YOUR BRAIN.

IT HELPS YOU LOSE WEIGHT AS

WELL. IT

KEEPS YOUR BRAIN HEALTHY AND

KEEPS YOUR

BODY THIN.

WHAT DO WE HAVE NEXT?

Terry: WE HAVE THE FIRST

PERSON WITH

EBOLA VIRUS EVER TREATED IN THE

UNITED

STATES AND HIS HEROIC BATTLE TO

SAVE A

PERSON FROM THE EPIDEMIC AND A

VICTIM

OF THE DEADLY DISEASE. HE'S

GOING TO

JOIN US WHEN WE COME BACK.

WHEN A PERSON GETS EBOLA, HE

OR SHE

DIES. THE MORTALITY RATE IS

OVER 90%

MAYBE EVEN CLOSER TO 100. IT'S

VERY

RARE THAT SOMEONE SURVIVES IT.

WE HAVE

A MAN HERE WHO WROTE A STORY.

IT'S

CALLED "CALL FOR LIFE". LAST

YEAR AS

YOU KNOW IT WAS THE WORST EBOLA

OUTBREAK IN HISTORY. KILLED

ABOUT

11,000 PEOPLE IN WEST AFRICA.

ONE

MISSIONARY DOCTOR WAS TRYING TO

SAVE

LIVES BEFORE THE DEADLY VIRUS

PUT HIS

OWN LIFE AT DANGER. TAKE A LOOK

AT THIS.

FOR 6 WEEKS LAST SUMMER, DR.

KENT

BRANTLY WORKED NONE STOP

TREATING EBOLA

PATIENTS. EBOLA IS DANGEROUS

AND HIGHLY

DEADLY. DESPITE TAKING EXTREME

PRECAUTIONS, HE STARTED TO FEEL

SICK

AND THEN HE LEARNED THAT HE TOO

HAD

CONTRACTED THE VIRUS. HIS

MISSION AN

ARRANGED TO HAVE HIM EVACUATED

TO EMERY

HOSPITAL IN ATLANTA. MAKING

KENT

BRANTLY THE FIRST PERSON

INFECTED WITH

EBOLA TO BE BROUGHT TO THE

UNITED

STATES FOR TREATMENT.

MIRACULOUSLY HE

SURVIVED AND RELEASED FROM

ISOLATION 3

WEEKS LATER . HE AND HIS WIFE

AMBER

HAVE WRITTEN THIS EXPERIENCE

CALLED

"CALL FOR LIFE" THAT WAS LED BY

THIS

EPIDEMIC.

Pat: I WAS FASCINATED BY THIS

BOOK.

AT WHAT POINT DID YOU THINK YOU

WERE

DYING AND DID YOU SAY YOU WERE

DYING

AND GOING TO MEET THE LORD?

THERE IS A NIGHT, THURSDAY

JULY

31ST, WHEN I SAID TO MY NURSE I

DON'T

KNOW THAT YOU ARE GOING TO

BREATHE FOR

ME WHEN I QUIT BREATHING

BECAUSE I WAS

THINKING ICE -- I WAS GOING TO

DIE

BECAUSE I COULD NOT BREATHE. I

DID NOT

GIVE UP, BUT I HAD THIS PEACE

FROM THE

LORD AND THE DESIRE TO LIVE, I

WANTED

TO BE FAITHFUL.

YOU HAD DIARRHEA 10-12 TIMES

A DAY.

YOU KNEW WHAT IT MEANT. IT

MEANT YOUR

ORGANS WERE COLLAPSING, DIDN'T

IT?

IT DID. IT WAS MORE THAN

THAT. IN

THE FIRST 24 HOURS I WENT

THROUGH 28

BED PANS.

HOW DID YOU SURVIVE? HOW

WERE YOU

ABLE TO HOLD YOUR HEAD UP?

A LOT OF PEOPLE TOOK CARE OF

ME IN

LIBERIA AND HERE.

THIS GUY WHO HAD DEVELOPED

AN

IMMUNITY YOU HAD LIVE

TRANSFUSIONS IN

AFRICA?

THAT'S RIGHT. THE ONLY

SURVIVOR I

TREATED WAS A 14-YEAR-OLD BOY

WHO KEPT

IN TOUCH WITH ME AFTER HE

RECOVERED .

HE WOULD CALL ME 1-2 TIMES A

WEEK AND

LET ME KNOW HOW HE AND HIS

FAMILY WAS

DOING AND AFTER I GOT SICK WITH

EBOLA,

I TOLD HIM I'M SICK WITH THE

EBOLA

VIRUS AND DISCUSSED WITH HIS

GUARDIAN

THE IDEA OF A BLOOD

TRANSFUSION. MY

DOCTORS DISCUSSED THAT

POSSIBILITY.

THAT YOUNG BOY AND HIS FAMILY

WANTED TO

DO ANYTHING HE COULD HELP AND

HE CAME

TO THE HOSPITAL AND DONATED A

UNIT OF

BLOOD FOR ME.

YOU HAVE THIS OUTFIT IN

KENTUCKY AND

YOU CALL IT AN ANTIBODY

TREATMENT BASED

ON TOBACCO. WE FOUND A GOOD USE

FOR

TOBACCO FINALLY.

IT'S A PHENOMENAL

MEDICATION. A

PHENOMENAL PROCESS TO PRODUCE

THIS

MEDICATION.

MY STORY WITH Z MAP IS ONE

ANECDOTE.

WHILE IT'S A VERY CONVINCING

ANECDOTE.

SCIENTIFICALLY SPEAKING IT

TAKES MORE

DATA THAN ONE PATIENT TO PROVE

IT. IT'S

ON TRIAL IN WEST AFRICA.

IF YOU HADN'T HAD IT, YOU

MIGHT HAVE

DIED. WE DON'T KNOW.

YOU ARE SERVING THE LORD IN

LIBERIA,

DID YOU THINK HE WAS GOING TO

DIE?

I ALWAYS CLUNG TO HOPE THAT

HE

WOULDN'T BUT I DIDN'T ELIMINATE

IT AS A

POSSIBILITY. LIKE A THURSDAY

THAT HE

MENTIONED THAT I WASN'T SURE.

WHEN YOU WERE PRAYING, COULD

YOU GET

A HOLD OF THE LORD OR DID YOU

JUST FEEL

HOPELESS?

I SWAYED IN AND OUT OF THAT.

I HAD

SO MUCH SUPPORT FROM OUR FAMILY

AND

DEAR FRIENDS WHO SURROUNDED ME

AND

CARED FOR ME AND MY CHILDREN

AND PRAYED

FOR ME AND SENT ME MESSAGE AND

SENT ME

SCRIPTURES THAT I COULD PRAY

BECAUSE I

COULDN'T EVEN THINK TO COME UP

WITH

THEM ON MY OWN. I PRAYED AND

SANG.

THEY PUT YOU IN QUARANTINE

TOO?

IN A WAY. I KIND OF HID OUT

AWAY

FROM THE MEDIA, BUT I WASN'T

FORCED TO

QUARANTINE MYSELF MEDICALLY. I

HAD TO

MEASURE MY TEMPERATURE SEVERAL

TIMES A

DAY BUT I WASN'T FORCED TO

QUARANTINE

BUT IT DID PROTECT ME FROM THE

MEDIA

AROUND IT.

I DON'T KNOW LIBERIA

EXTENSIVELY. IT

WAS WORSE. I DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS

AS BAD

AS YOU SAID. THAT YOU JUST HAD

TYLENOL.

HOW DID YOU SURVIVE?

I THANK GOD THAT I'M HERE.

HE USED A

LOT OF PEOPLE TO TAKE CARE OF

ME FROM

THE MOMENT I FELT SICK UNTIL MY

RECOVERY.

YOU HAD TO GET OUT OF

LIBERIA. YOU

PROBABLY COULD HAVE DIED. HOW

DID YOU

GET OUT?

THEY DID EVERYTHING WITHIN

THEIR

ABILITIES TO TAKE CARE OF ME

AND THEY

HAD CONTACTS IN THE STATE

DEPARTMENT

AND WITH PHOENIX AIR AND THE

LIBERIAN

GOVERNMENT. THEY ALL CAME

TOGETHER. IT

TOOK SO MANY PEOPLE TO MAKE

THAT

EVACUATION HAPPEN AND THEY WERE

ABLE TO

FLY AN AIRPLANE TO LIBERIA AND

PUT ME

ON IT AND RETURN TO ATLANTO --

ATLANTA.

THEY DIDN'T WANT YOU TO COME

TO

ATLANTA.

I'M INCREDIBLY THANKFUL TO

THE CDC

AND WILLING TO TAKE CARE OF THE

FIRST

PATIENT IN AMERICA.

HOW DID THEY CONFIGURE THE

PLANE YOU

WERE IN?

I WAS IN THIS COT INSIDE

THIS POD

THE ARROW BIO MEDIC SYSTEM AND

WATER

AND HAND HELD RADIO TO BE ABLE

TO TALK

TO THE MEDICAL CREW AND THEY

WOULD COME

IN PERIODICALLY AND CHECK ON ME

IN A

VERY FULL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT.

IT WAS

A LONG RIDE.

WHEN YOU GOT OFF, DID THEY

HAVE YOU

IN A POD TO PUT YOU ON THE

PLANE?

THEY PUT A PROTECTIVE SUIT

ON ME AND

I WALKED OFF THE PLANE WITH A

PARAMEDIC

AND HE WAS THE SAME ONE WHO

HELPED ME

WALK INTO HOSPITAL.

I DON'T SEE HOW YOU WALKED.

AFTER A Z MAP I HAD A

48-HOUR WINDOW

OF IMPROVED STRENGTH AND IT WAS

DURING

THAT TIME THAT THE EVACUATION

OCCURRED.

IT WAS THE ANSWER OF PRAYER,

MAYBE THE

EFFECT OF MEDICATION,

REHYDRATION AND

THE GRACE OF GOD.

DR. ROBERTSON, I WANT TO BE

SURE THAT

ONE THING WE TALK ABOUT TODAY

IS THAT

THIS OUTBREAK IS NOT OVER. THAT

PEOPLE

IN WEST AFRICA ARE STILL

SUFFERING FROM

BOWL A -- EBOLA. JUST LAST

WEEK THERE

WERE MANY DIAGNOSED. THERE ARE

A LOT OF

FACTORS THAT ARE PROPAGATING

THIS

OUTBREAK. AND IT'S GETTING

BETTER, BUT

ONE OF THE PROBLEMS THEY HAVE

HAD IS

THAT THESE NEW CASES POPPING

UP, THEY

DON'T KNOW WHERE THEY ARE

GETTING THEM

FROM. IT'S NOT THE CONTACT THAT

IS

IMPROVING. THERE IS A LOT OF

WORK AND

WE NEED TO BE PRAYING FOR OUR

NEIGHBORS

IN WEST AFRICA.

I WAS IN ZAIRE AND EBOLA IS

NAMED

AFTER THE EBOLA RIVER IN ZAIRE

AND WE

WERE SENDING SUPPLIES. BUT NO

ONE WAS

COMING AS I UNDERSTAND IT. THEY

STILL

DON'T KNOW, BUT WHAT DOES IT

TAKE 1

DROP OF BLOOD TO SPREAD THAT

STUFF?

IT'S VERY CONTAGIOUS?

IT JUST TAKES A LITTLE BIT

OF

CONTACT WITH A PERSON WHO IS

SICK WITH

IT.

HOW DID YOU GET IT? DID YOU

HAVE A

LITTLE GIRL YOU WANTED TO BE

NICE TO?

I WILL NEVER KNOW FOR SURE.

I THINK

I CONTRACTED IT FROM ONE OF THE

PATIENTS THAT I WAS TAKING

CARE OF THE

EMERGENCY ROOM OR MAYBE A

FAMILY MEMBER

AS I TRIED TO GAIN THE TRUST OF

THE

GIRL THAT I WAS EXPLAINING TO

HER

MOTHER.

WERE YOU WEARING THE

PROTECTIVE GEAR

ALL THE TIME OR WHEN YOU WERE

NOT

WEARING IT WITH HER.

YOU COULDN'T DO IT ALL THE

TIME. IN

THE PROTECTIVE UNIT, YOU WORE

THAT AND

THE PROCEDURES AND ALL WERE

APPROPRIATE, BUT IN THE

EMERGENCY

DEPARTMENT WHERE YOU HAVE THE

UNDIFFERENTIATED PERSON COMING

IN AND

WHETHER IT'S MALARIA OR EBOLA.

I REMEMBER IT WAS CALLED

DIARRHEA --

ROEJA, IT WAS DEADLIER THAT

EBOLA.

THAT'S THE IMPORTANT POINT

IS THAT

EBOLA IS A DANGEROUS OUTBREAK.

THERE

WERE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO

DIED IN

THIS OUTBREAK. BUT THERE ARE A

LOT OF

PROBLEMS IN WEST AFRICA AND THE

AFRICAN

CONTINENT AND MORE PEOPLE WHO

DIED FROM

EBOLA AND WE NEED TO SHOW LOVE

AND

PASSION TO OUR NEIGHBORS NOT

ONLY FOR

EBOLA BUT OTHER FACTORS AND

OTHER

PROBLEMS. MALARIA KILLS

THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE EVERY YEAR AND WE NEED

THE DO

SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

I'M A FAN OF DDT AND WHEN

THEY

BANNED IT, MALARIA JUMPED SO

HIGH.

IS THERE ANY CHANCE THAT

EBOLA WOULD

BREAKOUT IN THE UNITED STATES

AND START

A MAJOR EPIDEMIC?

I THINK WHAT WE SAW AT THAT

PEAK OF

THE EPIDEMIC OF THE CASES

DIAGNOSED IN

THIS COUNTRY IS THAT OUR HEALTH

CARE

SYSTEM IS EQUIPPED IN A TOTALLY

DIFFERENT WAY THAN HOSPITALS IN

WEST

AFRICA FOR DEALING WITH A

PROBLEM LIKE

EBOLA. EVEN THOUGH THERE WERE

SOME

CASES HERE, WE WERE ABLE TO

PREVENT THE

OUTBREAK. I THINK WE NEAT --

NEED TO

SET THAT FEAR OF ZOMBIE

APOCALYPSE

ASIDE AND TREAT THOSE IN

AFRICA.

WOULD YOU GO BACK?

I WOULD LOVE TO. WE GOT TO

GO BACK

IN JUNE AND IT WAS SO BRIEF. IT

WAS SO

NECESSARY TO SEE OUR FRIENDS

AND THANK

THE PEOPLE WHO TOOK CARE OF

KEN. OUR

HEARTS ARE THERE AND WE'LL

ALWAYS BE

FOREVER CHANGED.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THIS

BOOK IS

CALLED FOR LIFE AND IT'S AMBER

AND KEN

TALKING AND YOU GO BACK AND

FORTH TO

THEIR POINT OF VIEW. BUT THANK

GOD FOR

YOU AND YOUR TESTIMONY AND YOUR

SERVICE.

ELWA USED TO BE A CHRISTIAN

RADIO

STATION. DID YOU WORK FOR THEM?

YES. IN FACT WHEN I WAS IN

JUNE I

GOT TO BE INTERVIEWED BY THE

RADIO

STATION.

IT'S STILL IS THERE?

IT'S STILL THERE.

Pat: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

THIS IS

CALLED, "A CALL FOR LIFE" A

SURVIVOR

STORY OF EBOLA IN WEST AFRICA.

Terry: WE ARE GOING TO TALK

ABOUT

ISRAEL INDEPENDENCE DAY.

WE WERE DANCING IN THE

STREETS AND

HE WAS STAND ING IN THE BACK.

HE SAYS

THE PEOPLE ARE STANDING THERE.

WATCH ISRAEL EXPERIENCE THE

TASTE OF

BIRTH AND FEAR OF DEATH ALL AT

THE SAME

TIME. WE'LL BE BACK AFTER THIS.

Terry: FOR JEWISH LEADERS IN

1948. TO

DECLARE STATEHOOD WASN'T EASY

BECAUSE

THEY KNEW INDEPENDENCE ALSO

MEANT WAR.

WITH FIVE DIFFERENT ARMIES

SURROUNDING PALESTINE, THE

JEWISH

NATIONAL COUNCIL HAD JUST 24

HOURS TO

PREPARE FOR A DAY THAT HAD BEEN

2,000

YEARS IN THE MAKING. COUNCIL

MEMBERS

PUT A TELEPHONE CALL TO WISE

MAN WHO

WAS IN NEW YORK ROUNDING

SUPPORT FOR

THE STATE. WHEN HE VOTED FOR

STATEHOOD,

HE CLAIMED IN YIDDISH, WHAT ARE

THEY

WAITING FOR, THE IDIOTS. THAT

SAME DAY

HE WAS ORDERED TO FLY TO

JERUSALEM AND

SHE WANTED TO STAY AND ATTEND

THE

PROCLAMATION BUT WAS ADAMANT.

SO GORDON

WENT ON A SMALL PIPER CUB AND

THE

ENGINE MALFUNCTIONED AND THE

PILOT WAS

FORCED TO TURN BACK TO TEL

AVIV. SHE

GOT HER WISH. A FRONT SEAT AT

THE

PROCLAMATION CEREMONY. 300

INVITATIONS

WERE SENT OUT. THE VISITATION

WAS AT

THE TIME OF THE CEREMONY WAS TO

BE KEPT

SECRET. THE COUNCIL DECIDED TO

HOLD THE

CEREMONY IN THE TEL AVIV ART

MUSEUM. IT

WAS A MODEST BUILDING TO BE

EASILY

GUARDED AND PARTLY BELOW GROUND

LEVEL

IN CASE OF AN AIR RAID. THE

COUNCIL MET

FOR THE LAST TIME TO GO OVER TO

WORDING

OF THE DECLARATION WHICH HAD

BEEN

WRITTEN BY A GROUP OF LAWYERS.

RELIGIOUS LEADERS REFUSED TO

SIGN THE

DOCUMENT UNLESS IT MENTIONED

THE NAME

OF GOD. WHILE OTHERS REFUSED TO

SIGN

ANYTHING THAT DID MENTION GOD.

HE CAME

UP WITH A COMPROMISE. TO THE

FINAL LINE

OF THE DECLARATION, HE ADDED

WITH TRUST

IN THE ROCK OF ISRAEL. A PHRASE

THAT

SATISFIED BOTH SIDES.

THE NIGHT BEFORE THE CEREMONY

HE STILL

WASN'T HAPPY WITH THE LANGUAGE

OF THE

PROCLAMATION. SO THAT EVENING

IN HIS

HOME, HE REWROTE THE ENTIRE

SPEECH.

WHILE LESS THAN TWO MILES AWAY,

THE TEL

AVIV ART MUSEUM WAS BEING

PREPARED FOR

THE CEREMONY. TWO CARPENTERS

WORKED

THROUGH THE NIGHT TO BUILD THE

SMALL

STAGE. THE ENTIRE BUDGET FOR

THE EVENT

WAS JUST $200. SO ORGANIZERS

BORROWED

CHAIRS FROM THE CAFES AND

BORROWED

TABLES AND TWO FLAGS WERE HUNG

ON

EITHER SIDE OF THE POUR RTRAIT.

THE

FLAGS WORE THE SAME DESIGN AT

THE

CONFERENCE EARLIER. AT THE

REQUEST, THE

PAINTINGS IN THE MAIN HALL WERE

REPLACED WITH JEWISH ARTIST.

THE STAGE

WAS SET.

ON THE AFTERNOON OF MAY 14,

SEVERAL

COUNCIL MEMBERS MET TO APPROVE

THE

FINAL DRAFT OF THE DECLARATION.

THE TEXT WAS APPROVED

UNANIMOUSLY, BUT

JUST HOURS BEFORE IT WOULD BE

READ. THE

NEW STATE STILL DIDN'T HAVE A

NAME.

HISTORICAL NAMES LIKE ZION WERE

PROPOSED AND REJECTED. AND THAT

THE

NAME WOULD BE -- THE STATE OF

ISRAEL.

1 HOUR BEFORE THE CEREMONY,

COUNCIL

MEMBERS RUSHED HOME TO CHANGE

THEIR

CLOTHES. WHILE A SECRETARY

QUICKLY

TYPED OUT THE DECLARATION.

WITH JUST MINUTES TO SPARE, ZEB

SHAR

EF, THE MAN CARRYING THE FINAL

COPY

COULDN'T GET A TAXI. HE HITCHED

A RIDE

TO THE MUSEUM. HIS CAR GOT

PULLED OVER

FOR SPEEDING AND THE POLICEMEN

STARTED

TO WRITE HIM A TICKET. HE

ARGUED THE

TICKET WOULDN'T BE LEGAL

BECAUSE THE

BRITISH HAD LEFT AND NO LONGER

ANY

GOVERNMENT TO ENFORCE IT. PLUS

HE

ADDED, IF YOU KEEP ME LONGER

THERE

WON'T BE BECAUSE I'M HOLDING

THE

INDEPENDENCE. POLICE WAVED HIM

ON AND

THEN SHAR EF HANDED THE SPEECH.

DESPITE THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR

SECRECY,

THE NEWS HAD LEAKED OUT AND A

LARGE

CROWD GATHERED OUTSIDE OF THE

MUSEUM.

JEWISH LEADERS NOW WERE ON THE

RUSH TO

FINISH THE CEREMONY BEFORE THE

SABBATH

BEGAN AND 5:00. AT 4:00 P.M.,

DAVID

BENGORIAN CALLED THE MEETING TO

ORDER.

THEN BENGORIAN READ THE

DECLARATION

ALOUD.

IT WAS THE BEST PLACE OF THE

JEWISH

PEOPLE. HERE THEY CLAIM THEIR

STATEHOOD. CREATE CULTURAL

VALUES OF

UNIVERSAL AND NATIONAL

SIGNIFICANCE AND

GAVE TO THE WORK AT THE ETERNAL

BOOK OF

BOOKS. THUS WE HEREBY DECLARE

THE

ESTABLISHMENT OF A JEWISH STATE

TO BE

KNOWN AS THE STATE OF ISRAEL.

WE APPEAR TO THE ARAB

INHABITANTS OF

ISRAEL FOR PEACE AND

PARTICIPATE IN THE

UP BUILDING OF THE STATE ON THE

BASES

OF FULL AND EQUAL CITIZENSHIP.

WE APPEAL TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE

THROUGHOUT THE DIASPORA TO

RALLY AROUND

THE JEWS AND TO STAND BY THEM

IN THE

GREAT TRAVEL FOR THE REALIZATION

OF THE

AGE OLD DREAM. THE REDEMPTION

OF ISRAEL

PLACING OUR TRUST IN THE ROCK

OF

ISRAEL. WE HAVE OUR SIGNATURES

TO THE

PROCLAMATION ON THE HOMELAND

AND THE

CITY OF TEL AVIV ON THIS EVE,

THE 14TH

OF MAY, 1948.

AFTER EACH MEMBER OF THE NEW

GOVERNMENT HAD SIGNED THE

PROCLAMATION.

THEY PLAYED ONCE AGAIN. AS THE

MUSIC

DIED DOWN, BENGORIAN DECLARED

THE STATE

OF ISRAEL IS ESTABLISHED. THIS

MEETING

IS ADJOURNED. IT TOOK JUST 32

MINUTES

TO BRING INDEPENDENCE TO A

PEOPLE

WITHOUT A COUNTRY FOR 2,000

YEARS.

OUTSIDE THE MUSEUM, HUNDREDS OF

PEOPLE

DANCED WHILE OTHERS WEPT. THAT

NIGHT

BENGORIAN WROTE IN HIS DIARY. I

FEEL

LIKE THE BEREAVED AMONG THE

REJOICEERS.

EVERYBODY WAS DANCING IN

THE

STREETS AND HE WAS STANDING

BACK THERE

AND HE WAS ASKED THIS IS A

GREAT DAY.

THIS IS YOUR DREAM COME TRUE.

2,000

YEARS OF THE DIASPORA. HE SAID

YOU

DON'T KNOW. WE ARE GOING TO PAY

A BIG

PRICE.

IT WASN'T LONG BEFORE HE WAS

PROVEN

RIGHT. IN THE DECLARATION OF

INDEPENDENCE HE OFFERED A NEW

STATE,

BUT THAT NIGHT HIS OLIVE BRANCH

WAS

ANSWERED BY THE WAR OF EGYPTIAN

WAR

PLANES. AT 1 MINUTE PASSED

MIDNIGHT,

THEY BOMBED THE CITY OF TEL

AVIV AND

TANKS FROM ARAB ARMY ROLLED

OVER THE

STATE OF ISRAEL AND HE KNEW THE

TASTE

OF BIRTH AND THE FEAR OF DEATH

IN THE

SAME MOMENT.

A YEAR LATER, IN 1949, ALL

SIDES HAD

GROWN WEARY OF FIGHTING. EGYPT,

LEBANON

AND JORDAN SIGNED ARM

AGREEMENTS WITH

ISRAEL. THE JEWISH FOUND MANY

CHALLENGES TO THEIR HISTORY.

THE STORY OF MODERN ISRAEL

IS

ESSENTIALLY THE STORY OF THE

RETURN TO

THE ANCESTRY HOMELAND AND

SECURITY AND

FEAR. IN QUEST FOR FREEDOM,

HUMAN

DIGNITY, INDEPENDENCE AND

PEACE.

HE USED TO TELL US, I NEVER

REALIZED

WHAT JOHN HANCOCK MEANT UNTIL I

SIGNED

THE DECLARATION OF

INDEPENDENCE.

SIGNING THE DECLARATION OF

INDEPENDENCE.

2 DAYS AFTER ISRAEL DECLARED

INDEPENDENCE, HE WAS SENT BACK

TO

AMERICA TO RAISE MORE FUNDS FOR

THE NEW

ISRAEL I ARMY. FOR THIS TRIP,

SHE

RECEIVED THE FIRST PASSPORT

ISSUED. 1

MONTH LATER SHE BECAME ISRAEL'S

FIRST

AMBASSADOR TO THE UNION AND

THEN AS

FOREIGN MINISTER. IN THE EARLY

1960 SHE

WAS DIAGNOSED WITH LYMPHOMA AND

BRIEFLY

RETIRED. AFTER THE SUDDEN DEATH

OF LEB

I IN 1969 SHE WAS CHOSEN TO

REPLACE

HIM. SHE HELD OFFICE IN 1994.

WHEN SHE

RESIGNED IN ISRAEL'S HANDLING

OF THE

WAR. SHE DIED OF LYMPHOMA AT

THE AGE OF

80.

2 DAYS AFTER INDEPENDENCE.

WHITES

MAN WHAT IS CHOSEN TO BE THE

PRESIDENT

OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL. A

POSITION HE

HELD UNTIL HIS DEATH. IN HIS

FIRST

OFFICIAL ACT, HE MET WITH

PRESIDENT

TRUMAN AND ASKED FOR FUNDS TO

REBUILD

THAT COUNTRY. HE GOT A LOAN OF

$100

MILLION.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED

STATES

AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THIS

COUNTRY FOR

ALL THEY HAVE DONE IN MAKING

OUT OF

ISRAEL A REALITY.

THE WHITES MAN INSTITUTE

FOUNDED IN

1934 BECAME A WORLD LEADER IN

SCIENTIFIC AND MEDICAL

RESEARCH. IN

1952. WHITES MAN DIED AT THE

AGE OF 77

LEAVING BEHIND A LEGACY AS

ISRAEL'S

FIRST GREAT DIPLOMAT.

DR. WHITES MAN FIRST DAY WAS

CHAIM.

I DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO PRONOUNCE

IT. HE

WAS A WONDERFUL MAN. ONE OF THE

WISEST

PEOPLE I HAVE EVER MET. WE HAD

A LONG

DISCUSSION AND HE EXPLAINED HIS

SITUATION FROM HIS VIEWPOINT

AND I

LISTENED TO HIM VERY CAREFULLY

AND AT

THE SAME TIME THEY BOTH SAT

DOWN AND

TALKED TO ME FOR A LONG LONG

TIME. I

SAID ALL RIGHT. YOU TWO JEWS

HAVE PUT

IT OVER ON ME AND I'M GLAD YOU

HAVE.

AFTER TALKING WITH WHITES

MAN,

PRESIDENT TRUMAN INSTRUCTED THE

STATE

DEPARTMENT TO SUPPORT THE UN'S

PLAN FOR

PARTITION IN PALESTINE WHICH

THEY DID

AND THEN IN 1948, PRESIDENT

TRUMAN

RECOGNIZED THE NEW STATE OF

ISRAEL.

JUST 11 DAYS AFTER THE BRITISH

MANDATE

OFFICIALLY ENDED.

THE UNITED STATES RECOGNIZES

THE

PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT AS THE

DEFECTO

AUTHORITY OF THE NEW STATE OF

ISRAEL.

10 DAYS LATER, WISE MAN GAVE

THE

WHITE HOUSE A TORAH AND THE

SYMBOL OF

GRATITUDE. TRUMAN'S RESPONSE,

THANKS,

CHAMP. I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED ONE

OF

THESE. TRUMAN WOULD LATER SAY,

I AM

CYRUS.

WHEN HE WAS HONORED FOR

HAVING

RECOGNIZED THE STATE OF ISRAEL.

THE

WORDS CAME OUT "I AM CYRUS" HE

WAS THE

ONE WHO RETURNED TO ISRAEL AND

HE WAS

THE ONE WHOSE HISTORY WAS

FORTUNATE TO

HAVE AT THE RIGHT TIME, ISRAEL

WAS

FORTUNATE AND HE WAS A TRUE

HERO.

I BRING TO THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE THE

WARM GREETINGS OF THE PEOPLE OF

ISRAEL

AND OUR GRASS ROOTS FOR THE

UNFAILING

OF AMERICA FOR OUR EFFORTS OF

INDEPENDENCE AND REGENERATION.

DAVID BENGORIAN BECAME

ISRAEL'S

MINISTER. AND HE WAS NAMED 100

MOST

IMPORTANT PEOPLE OF THE 20TH

CENTURY.

IN OUR REVIVAL WE ARE BEING

INSPIRED

BY THE MESSAGE OUFR BIBLE AND

TRADITIONS OF OUR HISTORY THAT

ELEVATE

THE DIGNITY OF MAN AND THE

PRINCIPAL OF

JUSTICE IN WHICH COMMAND US TO

LOVE OUR

NEIGHBOR.

WHEN BENGORIAN RETIRED FROM

POLITICAL LIFE. HE MOVED TO THE

DESERT

WHERE HE SPENT HIS FINAL YEARS

WRITING

THE HISTORY OF ISRAEL. IN

NOVEMBER OF

1973. BENGORIAN SUFFERED A

CEREBRAL

HEMORRHAGE WHICH WOULD TAKE HIS

LIFE.

HIS SON WAS WORKING AT THE

HOSPITAL. HE

FOUGHT IN THE I DON'T MEAN --

I YOM

KIPUR WAR.

SOMEONE BROUGHT ME A SMALL

TV. I

WILL NEVER FORGET IT. WE SAW

THE

FUNERAL IN BLACK AND WHITE.

THE DOCTOR SAID IT'S AN END OF

AN ERA.

SINCE IT'S REBIRTH, ISRAEL

HAS

SURVIVED WARS, TERROR ATTACKS

AND

POLITICAL OPPOSITION TO ITS

VERY

EXISTENCE. AT THE TIME OF

INDEPENDENCE

IN 1948, THERE WERE JUST

650,000 JEWS

LIVING IN ISRAEL. TODAY THAT

NUMBER HAS

GROWN TO MORE THAN 6 MILLION.

EVERY

YEAR THOUSANDS MORE FROM AROUND

THE

WORLD ARE COMING HOME.

Terry: WHAT YOU JUST SAW IS

AN

EXCERPT FROM THE DOCU DRAMA OF

HOPE AND

THE MIRACULOUS STORY OF THAT

NATION.

YOU CAN HAVE IT FOR A GIFT OF

$10. YOU

CAN ORDER THE BLU-RAY OR

D.V.D.. CALL

US AT. -- GET A COPY.

MR. PRIME MINISTER, WHAT

EVIDENCE DO

YOU HAVE FOR GOD? AND HE

REPLIED, HE

IS OUR MAJESTY. IF YOU HAVE A

GOD THAT

IS A PLAN FOR HUMANITY, YOU

WATCH THIS.

YOU OUGHT TO HAVE COPIES FOR

YOUR

CHURCH, SYNAGOGUE, YOUR STUDY

GROUP OR

WHATEVER. IT REALLY IS AN

AMAZING

THING AND VERY INFORMATIVE.

STILL AHEAD WE HAVE E-MAIL

QUESTIONS.

SCOTT SAYS, I HAVE A

DAUGHTER WHO IS

A NON-BELIEVER. HOW DO YOU

QUESTION

THIS?

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BEEN REFERRING PATIENTS TO 30

NEARBY

PHARMACIES FOR THE DRUGS. THEY

ARE

REFERRING PATIENTS ELSEWHERE

FOR

ECONOMIC REGIONS BUT FOR

MATTERS OF

CONSCIOUS.

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WILL HAVE

ACCESS TO WATER PROVIDING SIX

VILLAGES

WITH A WATER TOWER AND DRIP

IRRIGATION

FOR THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO

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Terry: IT'S TIME TO BRING IT

ON WITH

YOUR E-MAIL QUESTIONS. THIS IS

FROM

SCOTT WHO SAYS I HAVE A

DAUGHTER WHO

DOES NOT BELIEVE IN OUR LORD

SAVIOUR.

HER GRANDPARENTS AND MOTHER

HAVE TRIED

TALKING TO HER AND SHE HAS

NIGHTMARES.

SHE IS VERY STUBBORN. HOW DO

YOU TALK

TO A STUBBORN NON-BELIEVER.

THE BIBLE SAYS TO GRAB A

CHILD A WAY

THAT HE WILL GO WHERE HE GOES.

IF YOU

BROUGHT HER UP IN THE WAYS OF

THE LORD,

SHE WILL COME BACK TO HIM. IN

THE

MEANTIME ALL YOU CAN DO IS PRAY

AND SET

AN EXAMPLE OF CHRISTIAN LIVING.

SHE

SEE'S YOU AND THE WAY YOU DEAL

WITH

PEOPLE AND HONESTY AND

INTEGRITY. SHE

CAN SEE THE WAY YOU LIVE AND

WANTS TO

LIVE THAT WAY TOO. THAT'S THE

WAY TO

GO.

Terry: THIS IS FROM EUGENE.

MY WIFE

AND I ARE LIFELONG "700 CLUB"

MEMBERS

AND WE OFTEN FEEL HOW SO MANY

ARE

AGAINST ABORTION AND THOSE PRO

CHOICE.

BLACK POWER AND COMPRISED THE

MAJORITY

EVEN WITHOUT THE TWO DEMOCRATS

VOTING.

WHY ARE THEY NOT CALLING THE

GENOCIDE

TO THE UNBORN AND WHY DID THEY

BRING

SUCH A DESPICABLE ACT ON THE

LAND.

PLEASE SET THE RECORD STATE.

YOU CAN ASK GOD WHY HE

DIDN'T KILL

HIM. I'M NOT ON THE SUPREME

COURT OF

JUSTICE. BUS YOU -- BUT YOU

ARE

ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. IT WAS AN

INCREDIBLY

BANNED DECISION. IT WAS BASED

ON NO

SCIENCE BUT THEY PICKED UP

STUFF FROM

PLANNED PARENTHOOD AND

POPULATION. THE

WEALTHY PEOPLE OF OUR COUNTRY

WANTED TO

MAKE SURE THE BLACK AND THE

LESS

FORTUNATE DIDN'T OUT BREED US.

SO THEY

WANTED TO MAKE SURE THE

POPULATION OF

THOSE PEOPLE STAYED SMALL. I

KNOW IT

SOUNDS GROSS BUT THAT'S WHAT

THEY

BELIEVED. THEN THEY HAD MARKET

SAYING

THAT BLACK PEOPLE ARE INFERIOR

AND

WHITE PEOPLE ARE SUPERIOR. SHE

WENT ALL

THE WAY DOWN THE LINE. SHE

WANTED

EUGENICS. THEY BOUGHT INTO THAT

BUT IT

WAS A HORRIBLE DECISION AND YOU

SHOULD

ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. BEING

REPUBLICAN OR

BEING DEMOCRAT DOESN'T MEAN THE

SUPREME

COURT IS GOING TO GO ALONG WITH

RIGHTEOUSNESS AND IN THAT CASE

IT

DIDN'T.

THIS ONE SAYS I'M STUDYING

SPORTS

MANAGEMENT AND I WANT TO

REPRESENT NBA

PLAYERS AND I'M A CHRISTIAN. IS

IT OKAY

TO MAKE MONEY. HOW CAN I HONOR

HIM WITH

MONEY?

YOU CAN HONOR HIM BY GIVING

SOME OF

IT AWAY AND THING -- HELPING

THE POOR

AND THE NEEDY. IF YOU DO WHAT

GOD WANTS

TO YOU DO YOU WILL PROSPER. AND

NOT

NECESSARILY INSANELY WEALTHY

BUT YOU

WILL PROSPER. THAT'S WHAT THE

BIBLE

SAYS.

THIS ONE SAYS, I'M 72 AND

GOT SAVED

IN 2000. I GOT DRUNK SEVERAL

YEARS AGO

AND I WRECKED A CAR AND I

REPORTED THE

CAR STOLEN AND THEY BELIEVED

ME. AFTER

40 YEARS SHOULD I COME TO

RESTITUTION

YOU WRITE THE TREASURE AND

TELL HIM

OF YOUR INCIDENT AND HE DOESN'T

WANT TO

DEAL WITH YOU AND DOESN'T WANT

TO BRING

IT UP. BUT AT LEAST IT WILL GET

IT OFF

YOUR CONSCIOUS. THE GOVERNMENT,

THE

MILITARY, THEY HAVE A CONSCIOUS

FUND OF

PEOPLE WHO HAVE STOLEN MONEY OR

MISUSED

FEDERAL FUNDS AND THEY GET

MONEY SENT

TO THEM AND THEY PUT IT IN THAT

FUND

AND THAT'S THE END OF IT. I

THINK YOU

CAN WRITE THE TREASURE AND FIND

THE

OFFICIAL AND SAY, 40 YEARS AGO,

THE

STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS HAS RUN

AND THEY

CAN'T PROSECUTE YOU.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS PSALM

122. PRAY

FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM, MAY

THEY

PROSPER WHO LOVE YOU.

WELL, ON TOMORROW'S PROGRAM, A

SERIES,

THE HOPE CONTINUES WITH THE

PROFILE OF

A MAN WHO REVIVED THE HEBREW

LANGUAGE.

I WILL SEE YOU TOMORROW. BYE,

BYE.

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