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June 21, 2019
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The Watchman with Erick Stakelbeck

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  • - ERICK STAKELBECK: THIS WEEK ON THE WATCHMAN,
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  • JERUSALEM IS THRIVING.
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  • AND NIR BARKAT, WHO SERVED AS MAYOR OF THE HOLY CITY
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  • FOR 10 INCREDIBLE YEARS IS WITH US.
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  • HE SHARES THE BOLD STRATEGY BEHIND JERUSALEM DRIVES
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  • AND HOW IT'S ONLY JUST BEGUN.
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  • - TODAY, JERUSALEM IS THE FASTEST GROWING HIGH TECH HUB
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  • IN THE WORLD.
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  • AND OUR ECONOMY CONTINUES TO BOOST AND DEVELOP.
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  • AND JERUSALEM TODAY IS ONE OF THE SAFEST CITIES IN THE WORLD
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  • - PLUS, WE GO DEEP INSIDE THE REMAINS
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  • OF A 2000 YEAR OLD JERUSALEM NEIGHBORHOOD
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  • TO SEE WHAT LIFE WAS LIKE DURING THE TIME OF JESUS
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  • AND THE BRUTAL ROMAN OCCUPATION.
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  • ALL THAT AND MUCH MORE ONLY RIGHT HERE ON THE WATCHMAN.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • [UPBEAT MUSIC]
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  • [UPBEAT MUSIC]
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  • - AND WELCOME TO THE WATCHMAN, JERUSALEM IS ON THE RISE.
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  • THIS CITY IS ONCE AGAIN THE FOCUS OF THE WORLD
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  • AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP'S HISTORIC DECISION
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  • TO MOVE THE U.S. EMBASSY HERE AND RECOGNIZE JERUSALEM
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  • AS THE ETERNAL AND UNDIVIDED CAPITAL OF ISRAEL.
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  • NOW I'M HERE ALL THE TIME.
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  • AND I CAN TELL YOU THERE'S AN ENERGY
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  • THROUGHOUT THIS CITY TODAY, YOU CAN FEEL IT
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  • AS YOU WALK THE STREETS AS YOU VISIT MACHNE YEHUDA MARKET.
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  • WE'LL PRAY AT THE WESTERN WALL.
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  • ISRAEL IS SETTING TOURISM RECORDS.
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  • AND JERUSALEM, GOD'S CITY IS LIKE A MAGNET
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  • FOR BELIEVERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
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  • WHO ARRIVE HERE IN GREATER NUMBERS EVERY DAY.
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  • THEY'RE FULFILLING THE PROPHECY FROM ISAIAH.
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  • "MY HOUSE WILL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL NATIONS."
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  • FOLKS, JERUSALEM TODAY IS PROSPERING AND
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  • AND FOR OVER A DECADE, MAYOR NIR BARKAT,
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  • WAS AT THE FOREFRONT IN TAKING THIS CITY TO A NEW LEVEL.
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  • HE SERVED AS MAYOR HERE FROM 2008 UNTIL 2018,
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  • STEERING JERUSALEM THROUGH CHALLENGES AND TRIUMPHS
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  • AND WINNING GREAT PRAISE
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  • FOR HIS STRONG LEADERSHIP AND VISION.
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  • HE'S NOW A MEMBER OF THE ISRAELI KNESSET
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  • WHERE HE'S TAKING THAT VISION TO EVEN GREATER HEIGHTS.
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  • TAKE A LOOK.
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  • WELL NIR THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US HERE
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  • IN YOUR CITY, JERUSALEM.
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  • - WELCOME, ERICK.
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  • INDEED, ONE OF THE MOST,
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  • PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT CITY IN THE WORLD.
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  • - YES, ABSOLUTELY.
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  • HEY, YOU PRESIDED OVER THIS MOMENT IMPORTANT CITY
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  • FOR 10 YEARS UNTIL JUST RECENTLY,
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  • AND DURING YOUR TIME AS MAYOR, NIR,
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  • THIS PLACE ROSE TO NEW HEIGHTS.
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  • - THANK YOU.
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  • - TALK ABOUT WHERE JERUSALEM IS NOW,
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  • IT'S BECOMING A HIGH TECH HUB, THERE ARE STARTUPS HERE,
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  • GREAT THINGS ARE HAPPENING IN THIS CITY.
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  • - YEAH, WELL, WHAT I FOCUSED ON
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  • IS THE ADVANTAGES JERUSALEM HAS.
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  • FIRST, AS A HOLY CITY,
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  • AS A PLACE WHERE BILLIONS OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD
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  • WOULD LIKE TO COME AND VISIT
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  • AND WE'VE DRAMATICALLY INCREASED TOURISM FOURFOLD.
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  • LOTS OF STUFF MORE TO DO.
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  • BUT TOURISM IN JERUSALEM IS, TODAY TOURISM
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  • IS THE FASTEST GROWING TOURISM CITY IN THE WORLD.
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  • AND THANK GOD THAT TRANSLATES TO BETTER ECONOMY.
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  • ANOTHER THING IS WE HAVE ONE OF THE BEST UNIVERSITIES
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  • IN THE WORLD, THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY.
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  • AND WE WERE ABLE TO CAPTURE MORE AND MORE OF THE TALENT
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  • AND THE ENTREPRENEURS TO STAY IN THE CITY OF JERUSALEM.
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  • AND TODAY JERUSALEM IS THE FASTEST GROWING HIGH TECH HUB
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  • IN THE WORLD.
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  • AND OUR CITY'S ECONOMY IS DOING WELL,
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  • WE ARE THE FASTEST GROWING ECONOMY IN THE COUNTRY,
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  • MORE JOBS CREATED AND THANK GOD THAT WE ALSO SEE
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  • THAT MORE ARAB WOMEN AND MORE ORTHODOX MEN
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  • ARE JOINING THE LABOR FORCE
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  • AND MORE PEOPLE JOINING LABOR FORCE...
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  • - THAT'S SOMETHING YOU REALLY PUSHED AS MAYOR.
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  • - VERY IMPORTANT THAT THE ECONOMY IS INCLUSIVE,
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  • IT INCLUDES ALL RESIDENTS, ALL TRIBES.
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  • - ONE OF THE GREAT DEVELOPMENTS
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  • THAT HAPPENED DURING THAT TIME THAT YOU PRESIDED OVER
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  • WAS THE US EMBASSY MOVING HERE
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  • TO JERUSALEM WHERE IT BELONGS.
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  • TALK ABOUT WHY THAT HAS BEEN SUCH A POSITIVE DEVELOPMENT
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  • FOR THIS CITY, DESPITE WHAT ALL THE CRITICS
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  • AND THE NAYSAYERS WARNED US ABOUT.
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  • - WELL, I'M VERY HONORED THAT IT WAS UNDER MY SHIFT.
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  • HOWEVER, WHEN YOU LOOK AT IT,
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  • US ISRAELIS DON'T NEED RECOGNITION,
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  • THAT THIS IS OUR LAND AND JERUSALEM IS OUR CAPITAL.
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  • YET TO HEAR IT FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES,
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  • THE MOST IMPORTANT AND POWERFUL PERSON
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  • IN THE POWERFUL NATION IN THE WORLD,
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  • THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND PRESIDENT TRUMP,
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  • IT IS VERY, VERY TOUCHY AND MOVING
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  • AND IT MADE A DIFFERENCE HERE.
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  • IT'S LIKE TECTONIC PLATES THAT HAVE MOVED,
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  • SOMETHING BIG HAPPENED IN THAT RECOGNITION.
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  • NOW, AGAIN, CONNECT THE BIBLE
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  • TO WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP RECOGNIZED,
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  • THAT'S A HUGE, HUGE IMPACT ON OUR CITY.
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  • I'LL SHOW YOU ANOTHER THING.
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  • BEFORE THE MOVE I WAS ASKED IN CONGRESS
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  • WHEN I VISITED THE UNITED STATES,
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  • HOW SAFE IS IT TO MOVE THE EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM?
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  • BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE PREDICTED MAYBE VIOLENCE.
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  • WELL, BASICALLY I SAID TO THEM THAT NOTHING'S GONNA HAPPEN.
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  • BUT JUST TO MAKE SURE,
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  • WE COMPARED MURDER RATES IN THE STREETS.
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  • AND TURNS OUT THAT THE MURDER RATE,
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  • THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE GETTING KILLED IN THE STREETS
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  • IN WASHINGTON DC, IS 15 TIMES HIGHER PER CAPITA,
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  • PER CAPITA IF YOU COMPARE, PER CAPITA, THAN IN JERUSALEM.
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  • SO, WHEN I FLY TO THE UNITED STATES,
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  • I PRAY TO COME BACK HOME SAFELY TO THE CITY OF JERUSALEM.
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  • - WHEN YOU THINK OF JERUSALEM THESE DAYS,
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  • YOU THINK OF NIR BARKAT AND THE GREAT THINGS YOU DID HERE,
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  • TALK ABOUT THAT SPECIAL BOND,
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  • THAT SPECIAL CONNECTION YOU HAVE TO THIS CITY.
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  • - WELL, I'M A JERUSALEMITE ALL MY LIFE.
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  • REMEMBER, WHEN I WAS SEVEN YEARS OLD,
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  • I LIVED A KILOMETER AWAY, WHERE I'M POINTING.
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  • RIGHT NEXT TO THE BORDER, JERUSALEM WAS DIVIDED
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  • BETWEEN THE JORDANIANS AND ISRAELIS.
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  • AND REMEMBER, WE COULDN'T GET TOO CLOSE TO THE FENCE,
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  • WHICH WAS ABOUT 200 YARDS FROM MY HOME,
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  • BECAUSE OF THE JORDANIAN SNIPERS.
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  • SO, WHEN YOU SAW WHERE WE WERE IN THE PAST,
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  • AND YOU SEE WHERE WE ARE TODAY,
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  • AND I'M VERY, VERY HONORED AND FORTUNATE
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  • TO BE PART OF PEOPLE BUILDING THE CITY OF JERUSALEM.
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  • IT'S A 2000 YEAR OLD DREAM OF OUR PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS,
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  • AND GREAT, GREAT GRANDPARENTS.
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  • I'VE NEVER DREAMT THAT I COULD SIT HERE,
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  • AS EX MAYOR OF THE CITY OF JERUSALEM FOR A DECADE,
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  • AND DEVELOP THIS CITY.
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  • IT IS HARD TO EXPLAIN.
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  • I ALSO MADE A DECISION 17 YEARS AGO
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  • TO RETIRE FROM MY HIGH TECH CAREER,
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  • I WAS A HIGH TECH ENTREPRENEUR,
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  • AND TO FOCUS ALL MY TIME AND ALL MY ENERGY
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  • AS A LIFE MISSION, TO TURN AROUND THE CITY OF JERUSALEM
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  • AND MAKE IT SUCCEED.
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  • SO SEE THE CITY SUCCEED TODAY,
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  • WITH GOD'S HELP HOPEFULLY, WE CAN CONTINUE THIS TREND.
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  • - YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE KNESSET RIGHT NOW.
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  • TALK ABOUT YOUR LATEST PROJECTS AT THE KNESSET,
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  • AND WHAT'S ON YOUR PLATE AND WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING TO DO THERE
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  • - THE BIBLE SAYS, [SPEAKING IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE]
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  • FROM ZION, NEW TORAH COMES OUT.
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  • AND THE IDEA BEHIND IT IS IF
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  • IF SOMETHING WORKS IN THE CITY OF JERUSALEM,
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  • IT WORKS ALL OVER THE WORLD.
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  • SO FOR ME TODAY, LOOKING AT ALL OF ISRAEL,
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  • WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE AND CREATE THE BIBLE LAND,
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  • A PLACE, A DESTINATION FOR TOURISTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD
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  • TO COME AND SEE BIBLE STORIES.
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  • WHERE IN SHILOH IS, WHERE THE TEMPLE WAS
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  • FOR 360 YEARS BEFORE IT CAME TO JERUSALEM.
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  • AND IMAGINE NEXT TO BETHEL,
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  • WHERE YAAKOV'S LETTER WENT TO THE SKY,
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  • JACOB'S LETTER, WITH HIS DREAM.
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  • WE WANNA MAKE THAT PLACE COME ALIVE, WE KNOW WHERE THAT WAS.
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  • AND SO PLACE AFTER PLACE THAT ARE RELATIVE TO THE BIBLE,
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  • WE WANNA MAKE THEM COME ALIVE,
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  • AND BRING ALL PEOPLE IN THE WORLD
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  • TO EXPERIENCE BIBLE STORIES IN THE PLACES THEY WERE,
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  • AND MAKE THE BIBLE COME ALIVE.
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  • - YEAH, YOU KNOW, ONE OF YOUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE,
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  • IN ADDITION TO TOURISM AND HIGH TECH, IS SECURITY.
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  • YOU HAD TO DEAL WITH SOME OF THAT EVEN PERSONALLY,
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  • YOU STOPPED A TERRORIST ATTACK HERE IN JERUSALEM IN 2015.
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  • BUT YOU'VE BEEN A STRONG VOICE FOR ISRAEL SECURITY.
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  • I THINK OF HAMAS RIGHT NOW,
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  • THE LAST TIME YOU AND I WERE TOGETHER, WE WERE IN áSTAY ROAD
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  • ROCKETS WERE FALLING.
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  • WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT THAT PERSISTENT HAMAS THREAT
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  • THAT THREATENS EVERY ISRAELI,
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  • INCLUDING EVEN HERE IN JERUSALEM,
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  • IS THAT ROCKET RANGE EXTENDS?
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  • - THE HAMAS HAS TO REALIZE, AND THEY ARE LOOKING
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  • AT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
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  • IRAN, THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE, WE GOT TO HIT VERY HARD
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  • AND THANK GOD, THE ALIGNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
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  • AND ISRAEL TODAY, IS GOING TOGETHER AFTER THE BAD GUYS.
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  • THEY'RE SUPPLYING WEAPONS AND ARMS AND MONEY
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  • TO THEIR PROXIES IN HAMAS AND HEZBOLLAH.
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  • AND WHEN YOU GO FOR THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE,
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  • IT INFLUENCES THE WHOLE REGION.
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  • AND SIMILARLY, YOU COULD SEE THAT THERE'S A HIGH CORRELATION
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  • BETWEEN, IF YOU WANNA WORK WITH THE JEWISH STATE,
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  • YOU'LL HAVE MUCH BETTER ECONOMY AND QUALITY OF LIFE.
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  • IF YOU WANT TO FIGHT THE JEWISH STATE,
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  • YOU'RE GOING DOWN THE TUBES, AND YOUR ECONOMY IS WORSE,
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  • AND IT'S GONNA GET WORSE.
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  • - HOW DO WE TAKE ON THE IRANIAN REGIME?
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  • I SAY WE, BECAUSE IT'S NOT ONLY ISRAEL'S FIGHT,
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  • IT'S THE WEST'S FIGHT, AS WELL.
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  • TALK ABOUT HOW ISRAEL IS THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE
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  • AGAINST IRAN AND ITS PROXIES, NOT ONLY FOR THIS LAND,
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  • BUT FOR THE WEST, FOR THE UNITED STATES.
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  • - WELL, IRAN SAYS THAT THEY WANTS TO DESTROY ISRAEL.
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  • AND BY THE WAY, IT'S NOT ONLY THE WEST AND ISRAEL,
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  • THE ARAB MODERATE STATES ARE ALSO THE BIG THREAT,
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  • BECAUSE IRAN SEES HOW TO RUN THROUGH THEM,
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  • IN ORDER TO ELIMINATE ISRAEL TO TAKE US OFF THE MAP
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  • AND GOD FORBID, AND THEN THEY WANT TO GO TO THE WEST,
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  • BECAUSE THE WEST IS THE ENEMY
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  • OF THE ISLAM IN THEIR PERSPECTIVE.
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  • AND SO THE RADICAL ISLAM IS HEADED AND FUNDED
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  • BY IRAN, WHICH IS THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE.
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  • THEY'RE GIVING FUNDS, CAPITAL, WEAPONS
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  • TO THEIR PROXIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST, TO HAMAS IN GAZA,
  • 00:09:58.150 --> 00:10:01.150
  • TO HEZBOLLAH IN LEBANON, AND THEY HOPE, THROUGH THE PROXIES,
  • 00:10:01.170 --> 00:10:04.230
  • TO TAKE OUT ISRAEL.
  • 00:10:04.250 --> 00:10:06.230
  • NOW EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS THAT WE'RE ALL IN THE SAME LINE,
  • 00:10:06.250 --> 00:10:10.080
  • WE MAY BE FIRST IN LINE, WE MAY BE SECOND IN LINE,
  • 00:10:10.100 --> 00:10:12.200
  • SOME OF THE ARAB MODERATE STATES MAYBE EVEN BEFORE US,
  • 00:10:12.220 --> 00:10:15.140
  • BECAUSE OF THE PHYSICAL PROXIMITY,
  • 00:10:15.160 --> 00:10:17.130
  • AND THEY'RE SCARED REALLY, REALLY SCARED OF IRAN.
  • 00:10:17.150 --> 00:10:20.060
  • AND THEY KNOW THEY ARE HELPLESS FIGHTING IRAN
  • 00:10:20.080 --> 00:10:24.030
  • AND THEY KNOW THAT ISRAEL
  • 00:10:24.050 --> 00:10:25.260
  • IS THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
  • 00:10:25.280 --> 00:10:29.010
  • BUT I WANNA COMMEND AND THANK PRESIDENT TRUMP,
  • 00:10:29.030 --> 00:10:32.250
  • BECAUSE HE REALIZED THAT THE STUTTERING PRIOR
  • 00:10:32.270 --> 00:10:35.270
  • TO HIS ADMINISTRATION CREATED A LOT OF HAVOC AND DAMAGE
  • 00:10:35.290 --> 00:10:39.190
  • AND UNCERTAINTY IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
  • 00:10:39.210 --> 00:10:41.070
  • - THAT DISASTROUS IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL WHICH,
  • 00:10:41.090 --> 00:10:43.170
  • THANK GOD, THE US PULLED OUT OF.
  • 00:10:43.190 --> 00:10:45.090
  • - THANK GOD, NOW THERE'S NEW ORDER,
  • 00:10:45.110 --> 00:10:47.050
  • NEW WORLD ORDER IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
  • 00:10:47.070 --> 00:10:49.110
  • THE BAD GUYS ARE REALLY, REALLY THE BAD GUYS,
  • 00:10:49.130 --> 00:10:53.080
  • WE ALL KNOW THAT.
  • 00:10:53.100 --> 00:10:54.160
  • AND SO THE MODERATE ARAB STATES
  • 00:10:54.180 --> 00:10:56.200
  • ARE NOW ALIGNING MORE WITH ISRAEL.
  • 00:10:56.220 --> 00:10:58.140
  • - AS WE CLOSE HERE, FROM JERUSALEM,
  • 00:10:58.160 --> 00:11:01.050
  • MAYBE THE MOST DIVERSE PLACE IN THE WORLD, BY THE WAY,
  • 00:11:01.070 --> 00:11:04.000
  • JEWS, MUSLIMS, CHRISTIANS, ARABS,
  • 00:11:04.020 --> 00:11:07.030
  • DO YOU HAVE A MESSAGE FOR CHRISTIANS
  • 00:11:07.050 --> 00:11:08.190
  • WHO MIGHT BE WATCHING THIS SHOW AROUND THE WORLD?
  • 00:11:08.210 --> 00:11:11.240
  • - WELL, THE ROLE OF JERUSALEM IS TO BE OPEN
  • 00:11:11.260 --> 00:11:13.050
  • FOR ALL PEOPLE THAT CARE,
  • 00:11:13.070 --> 00:11:14.240
  • AND ALL PEOPLE THAT COME PEACEFULLY.
  • 00:11:14.260 --> 00:11:16.110
  • I THINK THE EVANGELICAL COMMUNITY SPECIFICALLY,
  • 00:11:16.130 --> 00:11:19.060
  • AND THE OTHER CHRISTIANS LOVE JERUSALEM, THEY LOVE ISRAEL.
  • 00:11:19.080 --> 00:11:24.060
  • AND WE CARE FOR YOU.
  • 00:11:24.080 --> 00:11:27.080
  • AND I FELT IN MANY, MANY WAYS THAT THE LOVE
  • 00:11:27.100 --> 00:11:30.270
  • OF THEIR EVANGELICAL COMMUNITY, TO ISRAELIS IN GENERAL,
  • 00:11:30.290 --> 00:11:34.120
  • TO THE JEWS AND TO OUR HISTORY, IS SECOND TO NONE.
  • 00:11:34.140 --> 00:11:39.260
  • AND THAT IS A STRATEGIC ALLY, FOR THE CITY OF JERUSALEM.
  • 00:11:39.280 --> 00:11:44.160
  • SO MY ROLE IS TO NOW EXPAND
  • 00:11:44.180 --> 00:11:47.290
  • THE EXPERIENCE WE HAVE TOGETHER IN JERUSALEM
  • 00:11:48.010 --> 00:11:49.250
  • FOR THE REST OF ISRAEL, FOR THE REST OF THE BIBLE LAND,
  • 00:11:49.270 --> 00:11:52.060
  • AND DEVELOP SITES THAT ACTUALLY TELL THE STORIES
  • 00:11:52.080 --> 00:11:56.230
  • OF THE BIBLE, IN THESE SPECIFIC LOCATIONS.
  • 00:11:56.250 --> 00:12:00.140
  • HOPEFULLY, THIS RELATIONSHIP COULD SCALE AND GROW
  • 00:12:00.160 --> 00:12:03.220
  • FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL PEOPLE,
  • 00:12:03.240 --> 00:12:05.110
  • OF COURSE, FOR US HERE IN JERUSALEM,
  • 00:12:05.130 --> 00:12:07.170
  • BUT ALSO FOR ALL THE PEOPLE THAT LOVE OUR COUNTRY AND CITY
  • 00:12:07.190 --> 00:12:10.250
  • AROUND THE WORLD.
  • 00:12:10.270 --> 00:12:12.030
  • THIS IS VERY PRECIOUS FOR JERUSALEM AND FOR MYSELF.
  • 00:12:12.050 --> 00:12:14.060
  • - AND NIR, THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US TODAY
  • 00:12:14.080 --> 00:12:16.040
  • FROM JERUSALEM, YOUR CITY WHERE YOU WERE MAYOR FOR 10 YEARS.
  • 00:12:16.060 --> 00:12:19.110
  • GREAT BEING WITH YOU.
  • 00:12:19.130 --> 00:12:20.170
  • HEY, GOOD LUCK WITH THESE BIG PLANS YOU HAVE
  • 00:12:20.190 --> 00:12:22.100
  • IN THE KNESSET, CONTINUE TO SUCCESS.
  • 00:12:22.120 --> 00:12:23.200
  • - THANK YOU, GOD BLESS YOU. - GOD BLESS YOU TOO.
  • 00:12:23.220 --> 00:12:25.030
  • THANK YOU SO MUCH.
  • 00:12:25.050 --> 00:12:26.100
  • THANKS AGAIN TO NIR BARKAT FOR JOINING US.
  • 00:12:26.120 --> 00:12:28.170
  • FOLKS, BE SURE TO KEEP AN EYE ON HIM IN THE ISRAELI KNESSET.
  • 00:12:28.190 --> 00:12:32.100
  • LIKE THIS CITY, HE'S ON THE RISE.
  • 00:12:32.120 --> 00:12:35.010
  • WELL, UP NEXT, WE TRAVEL FROM THE JERUSALEM OF TODAY
  • 00:12:35.030 --> 00:12:38.170
  • TO THE JERUSALEM OF 2000 YEARS AGO DURING THE TIME OF JESUS.
  • 00:12:38.190 --> 00:12:43.050
  • YOUR BIBLE WILL COME TO LIFE AFTER THE BREAK.
  • 00:12:43.070 --> 00:12:46.000
  • YOU WON'T WANNA MISS THIS FOLKS, DON'T MOVE.
  • 00:12:46.020 --> 00:12:50.240
  • -[ANNOUNCER] AS AMERICA'S TOP DIPLOMAT,
  • 00:12:50.260 --> 00:12:52.230
  • SECRETARY OF STATE, MIKE POMPEO WAS STOOD STRONG WITH ISRAEL
  • 00:12:52.250 --> 00:12:56.130
  • AND HELD IRAN ACCOUNTABLE FOR ITS SUPPORTIVE TERRORISM.
  • 00:12:56.150 --> 00:12:59.200
  • SECRETARY POMPEO WAS A VOICE FOR MORAL CLARITY
  • 00:12:59.220 --> 00:13:02.180
  • ON THE WORLD STAGE, A TIRELESS ALLIED ISRAEL,
  • 00:13:02.200 --> 00:13:05.280
  • A BOLD DEFENDER OF AMERICA'S INTERESTS AROUND THE WORLD,
  • 00:13:06.000 --> 00:13:09.100
  • AND WILL BE A SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER
  • 00:13:09.120 --> 00:13:11.030
  • AT THE 2019 CUFI WASHINGTON SUMMIT.
  • 00:13:11.050 --> 00:13:14.020
  • - THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DID
  • 00:13:14.040 --> 00:13:16.190
  • TO HELP GET MY FRIEND, MIKE POMPEO,
  • 00:13:16.210 --> 00:13:19.030
  • CONFIRMED AS OUR NEW SECRETARY OF STATE.
  • 00:13:19.050 --> 00:13:21.000
  • - IT IS COMPLETELY CLEAR THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN
  • 00:13:21.020 --> 00:13:24.110
  • IS THE DESTABILIZING FORCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST TODAY.
  • 00:13:24.130 --> 00:13:28.040
  • -[ANNOUNCER] SECRETARY OF STATE, MIKE POMPEO,
  • 00:13:28.060 --> 00:13:30.080
  • WILL BE SPEAKING AT OUR 2019 WASHINGTON SUMMIT.
  • 00:13:30.100 --> 00:13:33.130
  • JOIN US IN OUR NATION'S CAPITAL
  • 00:13:33.150 --> 00:13:35.120
  • TO HEAR DIRECTLY FROM SECRETARY OF STATE, MIKE POMPEO,
  • 00:13:35.140 --> 00:13:38.250
  • AND MANY OTHER TOP LEADERS AT THE US ISRAEL RELATIONSHIP.
  • 00:13:38.270 --> 00:13:42.190
  • REGISTER NOW TO ATTEND THE CUFI WASHINGTON SUMMIT
  • 00:13:42.210 --> 00:13:45.260
  • ON JULY 8TH, AND 9TH.
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  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:13:49.290 --> 00:13:53.240
  • - AND WELCOME BACK TO THE WATCHMAN FROM JERUSALEM.
  • 00:13:53.260 --> 00:13:56.260
  • IT'S BEEN 52 YEARS
  • 00:13:56.280 --> 00:13:58.240
  • SINCE THE JEWISH PEOPLE REGAINED THEIR ANCESTRAL CAPITAL
  • 00:13:58.260 --> 00:14:02.120
  • AND MADE JERUSALEM A BEACON TO THE NATIONS ONCE AGAIN.
  • 00:14:02.140 --> 00:14:05.270
  • NOW I SAY ONCE AGAIN,
  • 00:14:05.290 --> 00:14:07.240
  • BECAUSE THIS CITY WAS THE CAPITAL OF
  • 00:14:07.260 --> 00:14:12.110
  • AND STILL 2000 YEARS AGO, DURING THE TIME OF JESUS,
  • 00:14:12.130 --> 00:14:16.010
  • IT REMAINED THE CENTER OF JEWISH WORSHIP, CULTURE AND LIFE.
  • 00:14:16.030 --> 00:14:20.190
  • THAT GREAT HISTORY IS ON FULL DISPLAY
  • 00:14:20.210 --> 00:14:22.270
  • AT THE WOHL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM HERE IN JERUSALEM.
  • 00:14:22.290 --> 00:14:26.230
  • OUR WATCHMAN CORRESPONDENT, RAJ NAIR,
  • 00:14:26.250 --> 00:14:29.090
  • PAID THEM A VISIT RECENTLY,
  • 00:14:29.110 --> 00:14:30.230
  • AND SAW FIRSTHAND THE TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY
  • 00:14:30.250 --> 00:14:34.160
  • OF JEWISH LIFE HERE UNDER THE ROMAN OCCUPATION
  • 00:14:34.180 --> 00:14:37.290
  • DURING THE SECOND TEMPLE PERIOD.
  • 00:14:38.010 --> 00:14:40.180
  • TAKE A LOOK.
  • 00:14:40.200 --> 00:14:42.030
  • - ONE OF MY FAVORITE PARTS ABOUT THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM
  • 00:14:42.050 --> 00:14:45.030
  • IS THAT DOWN EVERY LITTLE ALLEYWAY OR HIDDEN STAIRCASE,
  • 00:14:45.050 --> 00:14:48.210
  • THERE'S MORE THAN LIKELY SOMETHING
  • 00:14:48.230 --> 00:14:50.070
  • OF HUGE HISTORICAL BIBLICAL SIGNIFICANCE
  • 00:14:50.090 --> 00:14:54.030
  • THAT YOU COULD JUST WALK RIGHT BY
  • 00:14:54.050 --> 00:14:55.280
  • AND HAVE NO IDEA THAT IT'S THERE.
  • 00:14:56.000 --> 00:14:58.040
  • AND WHERE WE'RE GOING TODAY IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF THAT.
  • 00:14:58.060 --> 00:15:01.110
  • IT'S CALLED THE WOHL MUSEUM.
  • 00:15:01.130 --> 00:15:03.120
  • SO, WHAT'S DOWN THERE?
  • 00:15:03.140 --> 00:15:06.030
  • LET'S GO FIND OUT.
  • 00:15:06.050 --> 00:15:07.080
  • [SOFT CLASSICAL MUSIC]
  • 00:15:07.100 --> 00:15:20.290
  • [SOFT CLASSICAL MUSIC]
  • 00:15:20.290 --> 00:15:30.260
  • YOEL, THANK YOU FOR SHOWING US AROUND
  • 00:15:30.280 --> 00:15:32.180
  • THIS INCREDIBLE, BEAUTIFUL PLACE.
  • 00:15:32.200 --> 00:15:35.220
  • SO TELL US WHAT EXACTLY ARE WE LOOKING AT?
  • 00:15:35.240 --> 00:15:39.150
  • - FIRST OF ALL, WE ARE IN JERUSALEM,
  • 00:15:39.170 --> 00:15:40.290
  • IN THE HOLY CITY OF JERUSALEM
  • 00:15:41.010 --> 00:15:44.010
  • IN THE JEWISH QUARTER OF THE OLD CITY.
  • 00:15:44.030 --> 00:15:46.180
  • AND HERE WE ARE LOOKING AT A MUSEUM
  • 00:15:46.200 --> 00:15:48.010
  • THAT IS CALLED THE WOHL MUSEUM FOR ANTIQUES,
  • 00:15:48.030 --> 00:15:50.050
  • THE HERODIAN QUARTER.
  • 00:15:50.070 --> 00:15:52.080
  • HERODIAN QUARTER, YOU KNOW THE NAME HEROD?
  • 00:15:52.100 --> 00:15:54.180
  • VERY FAMOUS NAME.
  • 00:15:54.200 --> 00:15:55.290
  • WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING HERE IS A HOUSE.
  • 00:15:56.010 --> 00:15:58.150
  • SMALL HOUSE? IT'S A HUGE HOUSE.
  • 00:15:58.170 --> 00:16:00.090
  • WE ARE IN THE BASEMENT, UP ABOVE THERE IS A ONE FLOOR,
  • 00:16:00.110 --> 00:16:03.010
  • AND THERE'S A SECOND FLOOR.
  • 00:16:03.030 --> 00:16:04.120
  • THERE'S A BIG FAMILY LIVING HERE.
  • 00:16:04.140 --> 00:16:06.030
  • HOW DO WE KNOW?
  • 00:16:06.050 --> 00:16:06.280
  • LOOK WHAT WE SEE HERE.
  • 00:16:07.000 --> 00:16:08.030
  • WE FIND ONE MIKVAH HERE.
  • 00:16:08.050 --> 00:16:09.270
  • A MIKVAH IS A RITUAL BATH.
  • 00:16:09.290 --> 00:16:11.120
  • YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS?
  • 00:16:11.140 --> 00:16:12.210
  • PURITY, IMPURITY, MIKVAH GETS IT'S WATER FROM RAIN.
  • 00:16:12.230 --> 00:16:15.240
  • WE HAVE ANOTHER WATER, ANOTHER MIKVAH OVER THERE,
  • 00:16:15.260 --> 00:16:17.270
  • ANOTHER MIKVAH DOWN THERE BY BELOW THIS ARCH,
  • 00:16:17.290 --> 00:16:20.220
  • AND THE FOURTH ONE OVER HERE.
  • 00:16:20.240 --> 00:16:22.240
  • THAT'S WHAT MADE I DECIDED
  • 00:16:22.260 --> 00:16:24.080
  • THAT PEOPLE WHO LIVED IN THIS HOUSE WERE PRIESTS.
  • 00:16:24.100 --> 00:16:27.050
  • - AND SO THIS PLACE IS UNDOUBTEDLY 2000 YEARS OLD
  • 00:16:27.070 --> 00:16:29.260
  • OR MORE, CORRECT?
  • 00:16:29.280 --> 00:16:31.050
  • - UNDOUBTEDLY.
  • 00:16:31.070 --> 00:16:32.150
  • - AND SO YOU HAVE AN EXTREMELY JEWISH HOUSE HERE.
  • 00:16:32.170 --> 00:16:36.090
  • SO THE IDEA THAT THIS IS SOMEHOW,
  • 00:16:36.110 --> 00:16:38.180
  • THE CITY DIDN'T HAVE JEWISH PEOPLE IS CRAZY.
  • 00:16:38.200 --> 00:16:41.010
  • I MEAN, IT'S LITERALLY RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU.
  • 00:16:41.030 --> 00:16:43.040
  • - RAJ, DO YOU USE A MIKVAH? - NO.
  • 00:16:43.060 --> 00:16:45.260
  • - DO THE MUSLIMS USE A MIKVAH? - NO.
  • 00:16:45.280 --> 00:16:48.000
  • - THE JEWS ARE THE ONES WHO USE A MIKVAH.
  • 00:16:48.020 --> 00:16:50.090
  • EVERY TIME YOU FIND A MIKVAH AND THAT'S, TO BE VERY CLEAR,
  • 00:16:50.110 --> 00:16:53.140
  • A MIKVAH HAS TO HAVE AT LEAST ONE CUBIC METER OF WATER,
  • 00:16:53.160 --> 00:16:57.070
  • THREE FEET ON THREE FEET ON THREE FEET OF WATER,
  • 00:16:57.090 --> 00:17:00.100
  • THAT'S THE MINIMUM, AND THE WATER HAS TO COME FROM RAIN,
  • 00:17:00.120 --> 00:17:03.160
  • OR FROM A SPRING, IT CANNOT BE PUMPED WATER.
  • 00:17:03.180 --> 00:17:05.270
  • THESE THINGS ARE VERY CLEAR.
  • 00:17:05.290 --> 00:17:07.100
  • THIS IS A JEWISH HOUSE.
  • 00:17:07.120 --> 00:17:08.150
  • THE MOSAICS ARE VERY INTERESTING,
  • 00:17:08.170 --> 00:17:10.040
  • BECAUSE YOU CAN SEE IN THE MOSAICS
  • 00:17:10.060 --> 00:17:11.120
  • THERE ARE OF DIFFERENT FIGURES.
  • 00:17:11.140 --> 00:17:12.260
  • THERE ARE WAVES THERE AND THERE ARE OTHER GEOMETRICAL,
  • 00:17:12.280 --> 00:17:16.000
  • BUT THERE IS NO FACE OF A MAN OR AN ANIMAL
  • 00:17:16.020 --> 00:17:18.010
  • BECAUSE THIS IS FORBIDDEN BY THE TORAH TO PUT THOSE.
  • 00:17:18.030 --> 00:17:20.230
  • - YET ANOTHER INDICATION THAT THIS WAS A JEWISH HOUSE.
  • 00:17:20.250 --> 00:17:22.080
  • - ABSOLUTELY RIGHT.
  • 00:17:22.100 --> 00:17:23.160
  • - SO TELL ME THE MODERN STORY OF THIS PLACE.
  • 00:17:23.180 --> 00:17:25.170
  • HOW DID THIS GET REVEALED?
  • 00:17:25.190 --> 00:17:28.120
  • - ACTUALLY, THE MODERN PERIOD STARTS IN 1967.
  • 00:17:28.140 --> 00:17:31.020
  • IN 1967, THE BIG WAR THE SIX DAYS WAR, YOU REMEMBER
  • 00:17:31.040 --> 00:17:34.090
  • THAT BIG MIRACLE WHEN THE LORD GAVE US JERUSALEM BACK
  • 00:17:34.110 --> 00:17:37.230
  • IN SIX DAYS, I WAS 14 YEARS OLD.
  • 00:17:37.250 --> 00:17:40.290
  • WHEN THE ARCHAEOLOGISTS CAME TO JERUSALEM
  • 00:17:41.010 --> 00:17:42.140
  • TO THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM, THEY FOUND 75% OF THE HOUSES
  • 00:17:42.160 --> 00:17:46.020
  • THEY WERE BOMBED, BOMBED BY JORDANIANS.
  • 00:17:46.040 --> 00:17:48.230
  • IT WAS ALL DESTRUCTION AROUND HERE.
  • 00:17:48.250 --> 00:17:50.170
  • FOR THEM, IT WAS THE GARDEN OF EDEN,
  • 00:17:50.190 --> 00:17:52.280
  • BECAUSE THEY COULD DO WHATEVER THEY WANT.
  • 00:17:53.000 --> 00:17:54.270
  • AND THAT'S WHAT THEY DID.
  • 00:17:54.290 --> 00:17:56.040
  • THEY STARTED TO DIG ONE BIT AFTERWARDS
  • 00:17:56.060 --> 00:17:58.100
  • THEY FOUND ONE LAYER BELOW THE OTHER ONE,
  • 00:17:58.120 --> 00:18:00.240
  • THE FIRST LAYER WILL BE OF COURSE,
  • 00:18:00.260 --> 00:18:02.040
  • THE TURKISH PERIOD, OTTOMAN PERIOD.
  • 00:18:02.060 --> 00:18:04.150
  • THAT GOES BACK TO 1517.
  • 00:18:04.170 --> 00:18:06.070
  • BEFORE WE GO TO THE TIME OF THE MAMLUK,
  • 00:18:06.090 --> 00:18:08.030
  • BEFORE WE GO TO THE TIME OF CRUSADERS,
  • 00:18:08.050 --> 00:18:10.000
  • BEFORE THE CRUSADERS WE GO TO THE TIME
  • 00:18:10.020 --> 00:18:11.030
  • OF THE FIRST ISLAMIC PERIOD,
  • 00:18:11.050 --> 00:18:12.120
  • BEFORE THAT WE GO TO THE ROMAN PERIOD.
  • 00:18:12.140 --> 00:18:15.170
  • AND THIS IS THE ROMAN PERIOD.
  • 00:18:15.190 --> 00:18:16.230
  • THIS IS THE FIRST CENTURY AD.
  • 00:18:16.250 --> 00:18:19.120
  • - THIS IS STUNNING BUT THERE'S MORE.
  • 00:18:19.140 --> 00:18:23.080
  • - THERE IS A LOT MORE.
  • 00:18:23.100 --> 00:18:25.130
  • THIS IS ONE OF SIX.
  • 00:18:25.150 --> 00:18:27.180
  • LET ME SHOW YOU SOME.
  • 00:18:27.200 --> 00:18:30.170
  • -[ANNOUNCER] EVERY YEAR, THE CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR ISRAEL
  • 00:18:30.190 --> 00:18:33.090
  • WASHINGTON SUMMIT GETS BIGGER, BETTER AND MORE POWERFUL.
  • 00:18:33.110 --> 00:18:36.280
  • - I HAVE FAITH THAT WITH GOD'S HELP
  • 00:18:37.000 --> 00:18:38.270
  • WITH THE MEN AND WOMEN GATHERED HERE
  • 00:18:38.290 --> 00:18:40.170
  • WITH ALL THOSE WHO CHERISH ISRAEL,
  • 00:18:40.190 --> 00:18:42.210
  • AND WITH PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP IN THE WHITE HOUSE,
  • 00:18:42.230 --> 00:18:45.260
  • THE BEST DAYS FOR ISRAEL AND FOR AMERICA TOGETHER,
  • 00:18:45.280 --> 00:18:50.130
  • ARE YET TO COME.
  • 00:18:50.150 --> 00:18:51.260
  • - WHAT'S AMAZING ABOUT CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR ISRAEL,
  • 00:18:51.280 --> 00:18:55.030
  • IS NOT JUST THE POWER OF YOUR VOICE,
  • 00:18:55.050 --> 00:18:57.190
  • IT'S ALSO THE IMPORTANCE
  • 00:18:57.210 --> 00:18:59.020
  • OF THE CAUSE YOU HAVE DEDICATED YOUR VOICE TO.
  • 00:18:59.040 --> 00:19:02.170
  • STANDING UP AGAINST THIS GLOBAL PRESSURE CAMPAIGN
  • 00:19:02.190 --> 00:19:05.110
  • ON ISRAEL AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE GOES TO THE HEART
  • 00:19:05.130 --> 00:19:08.260
  • OF OUR FRIENDSHIP AND THE HEART OF AMERICA.
  • 00:19:08.280 --> 00:19:11.200
  • AND THE TIP OF THE SPEAR IS CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR ISRAEL.
  • 00:19:11.220 --> 00:19:15.250
  • -[ANNOUNCER] JOIN PASTOR HAGEE AND TOP LEADERS FROM ISRAEL
  • 00:19:15.270 --> 00:19:18.190
  • AND AMERICA THIS JULY FOR THE 2019 CUFI WASHINGTON SUMMIT.
  • 00:19:18.210 --> 00:19:23.190
  • REGISTER NOW AT WWW.CUFI.ORG/SUMMIT.
  • 00:19:23.210 --> 00:19:29.000
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:19:29.020 --> 00:19:42.140
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:19:42.140 --> 00:19:52.240
  • - YOEL, THESE HOUSES JUST KEEP GOING AND GOING AND GOING
  • 00:19:52.260 --> 00:19:56.180
  • AND WHAT YOU CAN TELL US THESE WERE DEFINITELY THE HOMES
  • 00:19:56.200 --> 00:19:59.180
  • OF VERY RICH PEOPLE.
  • 00:19:59.200 --> 00:20:00.290
  • SO WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THAT?
  • 00:20:01.010 --> 00:20:02.220
  • - WHEN WE WALK THROUGH ONE HOUSE AFTER THE OTHER,
  • 00:20:02.240 --> 00:20:06.140
  • WE STILL MAKE THIS.
  • 00:20:06.160 --> 00:20:07.270
  • WE SAW VERY BEAUTIFUL VESSELS.
  • 00:20:07.290 --> 00:20:10.040
  • WE SAW WHICH KINDS OF VESSELS THEY WERE USING.
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  • WE SPOKE ABOUT THE FACT
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  • THAT THEY WERE PRIESTS, DEFINITELY PRIESTS.
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  • LIKE I SAID, IN THIS DIRECTION, 150 YARDS IS A TEMPLE,
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  • AND WE SEE THERE ARE LOT OF MIKVAH BATHS,
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  • MIKVAHS WORK IN A TEMPLE.
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  • WHAT KIND OF VESSELS? WE SAW DIFFERENT KINDS.
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  • ONE OF THEM WERE STONE VESSELS, AND THE OTHERS WERE CLAY.
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  • WHEN A VESSEL GETS IMPURE,
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  • WITH A CLAY, YOU BREAK THE VESSEL, YOU CANNOT USE IT AGAIN.
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  • THE STONE VESSEL DOES NOT GET IMPURE.
  • 00:20:37.090 --> 00:20:40.210
  • BUT THESE ARE VERY EXPENSIVE VESSELS.
  • 00:20:40.230 --> 00:20:42.100
  • SO THESE PEOPLE WERE RICH.
  • 00:20:42.120 --> 00:20:44.160
  • WE SAW ANOTHER THING WE SAW THE MENORAH
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  • BUT THE MAN WEREN'T THE PEOPLE WHO DREW
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  • AND IT'S EXACTLY LIKE IT'S DESCRIBED IN THE TORAH.
  • 00:20:49.140 --> 00:20:51.260
  • BUT ONE THING WE KNOW, LOOK AT THAT BEAUTIFUL,
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  • LOOK HOW BEAUTIFUL THE HOUSE IS HERE,
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  • LOOK HOW THEY'RE DECORATED.
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  • THE FRESCO ON THE WALL IS JUST LIKE IN MASADA.
  • 00:20:56.090 --> 00:20:58.200
  • RICH THEY ARE, AND PROBABLY NOT VERY HONEST.
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  • MAYBE A LITTLE CORRUPTED.
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  • YOU SAID THE MOSAICS ARE PAINTED? THEY WERE NOT PAINTED.
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  • THEY IMPORTED THE STONES.
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  • THESE ARE RED STONES ORIGINALLY,
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  • OR BLUE STONES OR THE YELLOW STONES FROM GREECE,
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  • FROM CYPRUS, FROM OTHER PLACES.
  • 00:21:17.150 --> 00:21:19.230
  • AND THE ARTISTS THEMSELVES WERE IMPORTED.
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  • TO BUILD A MOSAIC LIKE THIS
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  • WAS THE COST OF BUYING A NEW LAMBORGHINI.
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  • - WOW.
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  • SO THAT TELLS YOU A LOT OF THE POLITICAL SITUATION
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  • AROUND THE TIME OF THE DESTRUCTION
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  • WHEN JESUS WOULD HAVE BEEN HERE.
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  • IT WASN'T THAT, JESUS WAS UNIQUE IN CRITICIZING THESE FOLKS.
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  • - NOT AT ALL.
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  • THERE WERE A LOT OF THEM.
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  • A LOT OF THEM THAT WENT DOWN TO THE DESERT
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  • TO BE FAR AWAY FROM CORRUPTION.
  • 00:21:46.210 --> 00:21:48.110
  • A LOT OF THEM HAVE FOUGHT THE OTHERS.
  • 00:21:48.130 --> 00:21:51.020
  • THEY WERE FIGHTING WITH YOU ALL THE TIME.
  • 00:21:51.040 --> 00:21:52.160
  • - YOEL, EVERYTHING YOU CAN SEE HERE IS JUST BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:21:52.180 --> 00:21:56.110
  • - THAT IS TRUE.
  • 00:21:56.130 --> 00:21:57.250
  • BUT LIKE WE SAID BEFORE, THE WOOD ASHES TURNS TO GLORY,
  • 00:21:57.270 --> 00:22:02.110
  • BUT GLORY CAN'T TURN TO ASHES.
  • 00:22:02.130 --> 00:22:05.290
  • FROM THIS BEAUTIFUL HOUSES,
  • 00:22:06.010 --> 00:22:08.010
  • LET ME SHOW YOU WHAT HAPPENED TO JERUSALEM.
  • 00:22:08.030 --> 00:22:12.210
  • [SOFT ELECTRONIC MUSIC]
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  • [SOFT ELECTRONIC MUSIC]
  • 00:22:25.140 --> 00:22:32.230
  • SO WHAT YOU SEE HERE IS A WALL THAT WAS BURNED DOWN.
  • 00:22:32.250 --> 00:22:36.220
  • DO YOU SEE THE MARKS OF FIRE? - YEAH.
  • 00:22:36.240 --> 00:22:38.190
  • - THERE ARE BLACK STAINS ALL OVER THE WALL.
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  • ALL THOSE BEAUTIFUL HOUSES THAT WE SAW UP THERE,
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  • WEE BURNT DOWN, ALL WERE FULL WITH THE ASHES.
  • 00:22:44.110 --> 00:22:47.010
  • WE GATHER THE ASHES, WE PUT IT HERE IN A BOX
  • 00:22:47.030 --> 00:22:49.100
  • SO YOU CAN SEE IT.
  • 00:22:49.120 --> 00:22:50.230
  • JERUSALEM WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED.
  • 00:22:50.250 --> 00:22:53.210
  • - THIS IS INCREDIBLE.
  • 00:22:53.230 --> 00:22:55.020
  • THIS IS ORGANIC MATERIAL
  • 00:22:55.040 --> 00:22:59.050
  • FROM THE MOMENT OF THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM.
  • 00:22:59.070 --> 00:23:02.080
  • THAT'S MIND BLOWING.
  • 00:23:02.100 --> 00:23:03.260
  • - THAT IS MIND BLOWING. - WOW.
  • 00:23:03.280 --> 00:23:05.140
  • - BUT LET'S THINK OF WHAT IS ABOVE US.
  • 00:23:05.160 --> 00:23:08.220
  • THERE'S A BRAND NEW YESHIVA.
  • 00:23:08.240 --> 00:23:10.030
  • THIS IS A MUSEUM, A VERY UNIQUE MUSEUM IN THE WORLD.
  • 00:23:10.050 --> 00:23:13.100
  • YOU SEE WHEN THE ARCHAEOLOGISTS DUG HERE
  • 00:23:13.120 --> 00:23:14.290
  • THEY THOUGHT, HOW ARE WE GONNA PRESERVE IT ALL?
  • 00:23:15.010 --> 00:23:17.190
  • THIS AREA IS VERY DEAR.
  • 00:23:17.210 --> 00:23:20.260
  • PEOPLE BUILD HOUSES OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS,
  • 00:23:20.280 --> 00:23:23.060
  • HOW ARE WE GONNA KEEP IT?
  • 00:23:23.080 --> 00:23:24.250
  • THEY FOUND THE BEST SOLUTION.
  • 00:23:24.270 --> 00:23:26.150
  • THEY BUILD PILLARS
  • 00:23:26.170 --> 00:23:27.240
  • AND BUILD ON TOP A VERY BIG SCHOOL FOR TORAH.
  • 00:23:27.260 --> 00:23:30.230
  • THOUSANDS OF PUPILS STUDYING OUT THERE
  • 00:23:30.250 --> 00:23:32.290
  • AND WE HERE ARE TOURING THE CITY OF JERUSALEM FOR 2000 YEARS
  • 00:23:33.010 --> 00:23:36.180
  • - WHAT A WAY TO WRAP THAT UP.
  • 00:23:36.200 --> 00:23:38.030
  • HERE WE HAVE LITERALLY THE ASHES
  • 00:23:38.050 --> 00:23:40.130
  • OF THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM.
  • 00:23:40.150 --> 00:23:43.010
  • AND RIGHT ABOVE US A LIVING ACTIVE JEWISH COMMUNITY
  • 00:23:43.030 --> 00:23:46.220
  • INSIDE THE JEWISH QUARTER OF THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM.
  • 00:23:46.240 --> 00:23:50.080
  • YOEL, AMAZING, THANK YOU SO MUCH.
  • 00:23:50.100 --> 00:23:51.290
  • - THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MY MAN.
  • 00:23:52.010 --> 00:23:54.060
  • - THANKS AGAIN TO WATCHMAN CORRESPONDENT, RAJ NAIR
  • 00:23:54.080 --> 00:23:56.280
  • FOR BRINGING HISTORY TO LIGHT FOR US HERE IN JERUSALEM.
  • 00:23:57.000 --> 00:24:00.270
  • WELL, UP NEXT, MY FINAL THOUGHTS ON
  • 00:24:00.290 --> 00:24:03.170
  • WHERE THIS CITY HAS BEEN AND WHERE IT'S HEADED.
  • 00:24:03.190 --> 00:24:06.240
  • THAT'S AFTER THE BREAK, DON'T MOVE.
  • 00:24:06.260 --> 00:24:09.230
  • [MAN SHOUTING IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE]
  • 00:24:09.250 --> 00:24:11.210
  • -[ANNOUNCER] THAT'S THOUSANDS OF MILLIONS
  • 00:24:11.230 --> 00:24:12.250
  • OF CHRISTIAN BYSTANDERS.
  • 00:24:12.270 --> 00:24:14.050
  • DURING HITLER'S RISE TO POWER EMBOLDEN THE NAZIS
  • 00:24:14.070 --> 00:24:16.140
  • TO CARRY OUT THEIR EVIL EXTERMINATION PLAN
  • 00:24:16.160 --> 00:24:18.150
  • AGAINST THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 00:24:18.170 --> 00:24:20.010
  • TODAY, ANTI-SEMITISM IS ON THE RISE AGAIN.
  • 00:24:20.030 --> 00:24:23.000
  • AND SOME ARE EVEN CLAIMING THE HOLOCAUST NEVER HAPPENED.
  • 00:24:23.020 --> 00:24:25.250
  • AS CHRISTIANS, WE MUST NOT BE SILENT
  • 00:24:25.270 --> 00:24:27.240
  • IN RESPONSE TO THESE LIES.
  • 00:24:27.260 --> 00:24:29.150
  • - TO SEE EVIL AND NOT CALL IT EVIL IS EVIL,
  • 00:24:29.170 --> 00:24:33.120
  • NOT TO ACT IS TO ACT,
  • 00:24:33.140 --> 00:24:36.010
  • NOT TO SPEAK IS TO SPEAK.
  • 00:24:36.030 --> 00:24:38.150
  • -[ANNOUNCER] THIS MONTH,
  • 00:24:38.170 --> 00:24:39.240
  • CUFI IS OFFERING A POWERFUL NEW MINI BOOK,
  • 00:24:39.260 --> 00:24:42.080
  • THE SIN OF SILENCE, WHICH DOCUMENTS THE
  • 00:24:42.100 --> 00:24:45.080
  • OF BOTH THE PERPETRATORS AND WITNESSES OF THE HOLOCAUST.
  • 00:24:45.100 --> 00:24:48.220
  • AS THE GENERATION THAT EXPERIENCED THE
  • 00:24:48.240 --> 00:24:51.230
  • WE MUST KEEP THE MEMORIES OF THESE WITNESSES ALIVE
  • 00:24:51.250 --> 00:24:54.260
  • TO ENSURE THAT IT'S SUCH A HORROR NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN.
  • 00:24:54.280 --> 00:24:57.180
  • CALL CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR ISRAEL, AT 210-477-4714,
  • 00:24:57.200 --> 00:25:02.120
  • OR GO TO CUFI.ORG/SILENCE TO RECEIVE YOUR COPY
  • 00:25:02.140 --> 00:25:05.240
  • OF THE SIN OF SILENCE WHEN YOU SUPPORT CUFI
  • 00:25:05.260 --> 00:25:08.010
  • WITH A GIFT OF ANY AMOUNT.
  • 00:25:08.030 --> 00:25:10.060
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:25:10.080 --> 00:25:14.240
  • - WELCOME BACK TO THE WATCHMAN.
  • 00:25:14.260 --> 00:25:16.100
  • WE ARE WRAPPING UP FROM HERE IN JERUSALEM.
  • 00:25:16.120 --> 00:25:18.230
  • AND I LOVE TODAY'S PROGRAM BECAUSE IT SHOWED THE CONTINUITY
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  • OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE HERE IN JERUSALEM
  • 00:25:22.200 --> 00:25:25.190
  • FOR OVER 3000 YEARS FROM KING DAVID, TO JESUS, TO TODAY.
  • 00:25:25.210 --> 00:25:30.190
  • THIS IS UNDENIABLY THE ANCIENT
  • 00:25:30.210 --> 00:25:33.080
  • AND ETERNAL CAPITAL OF ISRAEL.
  • 00:25:33.100 --> 00:25:35.270
  • NOW, GOD SAYS IT MANY TIMES THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE
  • 00:25:35.290 --> 00:25:39.000
  • BUT AS WE SAW TODAY, AT THE WOHL MUSEUM,
  • 00:25:39.020 --> 00:25:41.270
  • ARCHAEOLOGY SAYS IT TIME AFTER TIME.
  • 00:25:41.290 --> 00:25:45.030
  • FOLKS, GREAT THINGS ARE HAPPENING HERE
  • 00:25:45.050 --> 00:25:47.140
  • AND THERE ARE EVEN GREATER THINGS YET TO COME.
  • 00:25:47.160 --> 00:25:51.020
  • THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH SAYS THAT, "A TIME IS COMING
  • 00:25:51.040 --> 00:25:54.030
  • "WHEN JERUSALEM WILL BE CALLED THE THRONE OF THE LORD
  • 00:25:54.050 --> 00:25:58.080
  • "AND ALL NATIONS WILL GATHER IN JERUSALEM
  • 00:25:58.100 --> 00:26:01.100
  • "TO HONOR THE NAME OF THE LORD."
  • 00:26:01.120 --> 00:26:04.100
  • WE SEE THAT STIRRING TODAY
  • 00:26:04.120 --> 00:26:06.090
  • AS THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS OF BELIEVERS
  • 00:26:06.110 --> 00:26:09.160
  • FROM AROUND THE WORLD ARE COMING UP TO JERUSALEM
  • 00:26:09.180 --> 00:26:13.110
  • TO WORSHIP THE GOD OF ISRAEL IN RECORD NUMBERS.
  • 00:26:13.130 --> 00:26:16.220
  • THAT'S BECAUSE WE LIVE IN BIBLE TIMES.
  • 00:26:16.240 --> 00:26:20.180
  • NOW DON'T FORGET TO ATTEND OUR CUFI WASHINGTON SUMMIT
  • 00:26:20.200 --> 00:26:23.120
  • WHICH IS COMING UP IN A FEW SHORT WEEKS IN DC.
  • 00:26:23.140 --> 00:26:26.180
  • THAT'S JULY 7TH, 8TH AND 9TH.
  • 00:26:26.200 --> 00:26:29.000
  • YOU SEE THE INFORMATION THERE ON YOUR SCREEN.
  • 00:26:29.020 --> 00:26:31.040
  • SO I WILL LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE
  • 00:26:31.060 --> 00:26:34.090
  • AND I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU BACK HERE
  • 00:26:34.110 --> 00:26:37.060
  • IN JERUSALEM VERY SOON.
  • 00:26:37.080 --> 00:26:39.070
  • UNTIL THEN, GOD BLESS YOU.
  • 00:26:39.090 --> 00:26:41.110
  • AND REMEMBER, NEVER HOLD YOUR PEACE.
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  • [MUSIC]
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