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May 2, 2018
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Matt Crouch hosts David Friedman from Herzilya, Israel

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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - MATT CROUCH: OKAY.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU TO YOU, MR. AMBASSADOR,
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  • TO INVITE US TO YOUR HOME HERE IN HERZLIYA.
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  • AND THIS IS A BIG DAY, SOME CHANGES IN THE
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  • UNITED STATES THAT ARE JUST BEING ANNOUNCED AND
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  • ALL THAT KIND OF STUFF, BUT WE'RE HERE TO TALK TO
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  • YOU ABOUT A VERY IMPORTANT THING WHICH IS
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  • MOVING THE EMBASSY FROM TEL AVIV TO JERUSALEM.
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  • LET'S START WITH POLICY.
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  • - AMBASSADOR DAVID FRIEDMAN: SURE.
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  • - GIVE US THE OFFICIAL POLICY, AND THEN I WANT
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  • TO DELVE DEEPER INTO THAT.
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  • - THE PRESIDENT MADE THE DECISION TO RECOGNIZE
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  • JERUSALEM AS THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL AND TO MOVE THE
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  • EMBASSY PRIMARILY BECAUSE HE LOOKS TO ADVANCE A
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  • FOREIGN POLICY THAT'S BASED UPON REALITY, BASED
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  • UPON THE TRUTH.
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  • YOU'VE BEEN TO JERUSALEM MANY TIMES.
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  • SO HAVE I.
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  • WE ALL KNOW THAT JERUSALEM IS THE CAPITAL
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  • OF ISRAEL.
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  • IT'S THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL TODAY, AND IT WAS
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  • THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL 3.000 YEARS AGO WHEN KING
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  • DAVID UNITED THE KINGDOMS OF ISRAEL AND JUDAH AND
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  • CREATED THE UNIFIED CAPITAL, SO THE PRESIDENT
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  • IS A BIG BELIEVER IN THE TRUTH.
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  • AND HIS POLICIES AND ACTIONS HAVE ALL BEEN
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  • DRIVEN OFF OF THE TRUTH, AND THAT'S THE POLICY.
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  • NOW, HE ALSO MADE A PROMISE TO THE AMERICAN
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  • PEOPLE THAT HE WOULD DO THIS, AND I THINK YOU'LL
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  • AGREE WITH ME IN CONTRAST TO MANY OF HIS
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  • PREDECESSORS HE TAKES HIS PROMISES SERIOUSLY.
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  • HE'S DELIVERED ALREADY ON MANY OF THEM, AND I THINK
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  • THAT APART FROM ALL THAT, RECOGNIZING JERUSALEM AS
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  • THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL HAS BEEN THE POLICY OF THE
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  • UNITED STATES FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS.
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  • I THINK IT WAS JUST 7 OR 8 MONTHS AGO THAT THE
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  • UNITED STATES SENATE REITERATED THAT OUR
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  • RECOGNITION BY A VOTE OF LIKE 91 TO NOTHING, SO
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  • THIS IS I THINK STRAIGHT DOWN THE FAIRWAY IN TERMS
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  • OF AMERICAN POLICY, AND THE PRESIDENT HAD THE
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  • COURAGE TO ACTUALIZE IT.
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  • - I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE WITH MIKE HUCKABEE
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  • TO BE IN ISRAEL WHEN DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT
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  • TRUMP CAME TO ISRAEL ON HIS FIRST FOREIGN TRIP
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  • AND CAME HERE, AND THAT WAS A BIG EVENT, BIG DAY.
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  • THE THING THAT WE'RE CELEBRATING IS THE FACT
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  • THAT ISRAEL AND THE UNITED STATES ARE FORMING
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  • A UNITY, AND I PRAY THAT THAT UNITY IS BEING
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  • FORMED BY GOD.
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  • - PRESIDENT TRUMP: MR. PRESIDENT, MR. PRIME
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  • MINISTER, I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING CLOSELY WITH
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  • BOTH OF YOU DURING MY STAY.
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  • WE LOVE ISRAEL.
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  • WE RESPECT ISRAEL, AND I SEND YOUR PEOPLE THE
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  • WARMEST GREETINGS FROM YOUR FRIEND AND ALLY, ALL
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  • OF THE PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
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  • WE ARE WITH YOU.
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  • THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU.
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  • THANK YOU.
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  • - BENJAMIN NETANYAHU: MR. PRESIDENT, OVER THE
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  • YEARS ISRAEL HAS HAD MANY FRIENDS, BUT ISRAEL HAS
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  • NEVER HAD AND WILL NEVER HAVE A BETTER FRIEND THAN
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  • THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • - ISRAEL IS A TESTAMENT TO THE UNBREAKABLE SPIRIT
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  • OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
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  • FROM ALL PARTS OF THIS GREAT COUNTRY, ONE
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  • MESSAGE RESOUNDS, AND THAT IS THE MESSAGE OF HOPE.
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  • DOWN THROUGH THE AGES, THE JEWISH PEOPLE HAVE
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  • SUFFERED PERSECUTION, OPPRESSION, AND EVEN
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  • THOSE WHO HAVE SOUGHT THEIR DESTRUCTION, BUT
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  • THROUGH IT ALL THEY HAVE ENDURED, AND IN FACT,
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  • THEY HAVE THRIVED.
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  • I STAND IN AWE OF THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE
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  • JEWISH PEOPLE, AND I MAKE THIS PROMISE TO YOU, MY
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  • ADMINISTRATION WILL ALWAYS STAND WITH ISRAEL.
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • - I WAS PRESENT WHEN HE WAS MAKING THE JOINT
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  • STATEMENT WITH BENJAMIN NETANYAHU, AND WE WERE
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  • ALL KIND OF EXPECTING THE ANNOUNCEMENT THEN.
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  • DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHY WE DIDN'T GET THAT
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  • ANNOUNCEMENT THEN AS OPPOSED TO KIND OF NOW?
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  • DO YOU KNOW OR SPECULATE?
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  • - WELL, I THINK THAT WHEN THE PRESIDENT CAME
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  • INTO OFFICE ALL THE GREAT MINDS, ALL THE ELITE
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  • FOREIGN POLICY EXPERTS WERE WEIGHING IN.
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  • AS I THINK HE'S NOTED, THERE WAS TREMENDOUS
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  • PRESSURE ON HIM NOT TO MAKE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT,
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  • AND SO I THINK HE WANTED TO ACT DELIBERATIVELY
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  • AND CAREFULLY.
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  • AND HE TOOK HIS TIME STUDYING THIS.
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  • NONETHELESS HE CAME TO HIS DECISION INSIDE THE
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  • FIRST YEAR OF HIS PRESIDENCY, BUT I THINK
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  • HE WANTED TO BE THOUGHTFUL AND CAREFUL.
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  • THAT'S WHY IT TOOK TEN MONTHS INSTEAD OF A
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  • FEW LESS MONTHS.
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  • - WE'RE STILL IN THE POLICY SIDE OF THIS, AND
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  • YOU'RE THE AMERICAN AMBASSADOR TO ISRAEL.
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  • YOU COULD HAVE BEEN LET'S SAY SUPER PUSHING THIS,
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  • OR YOU COULD HAVE BEEN ONE WITH YOUR FOOT
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  • ON THE BREAK.
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  • WHERE WERE YOU IN THIS?
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  • - WELL, TO THE EXTENT MY OPINION WAS SOUGHT I WAS
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  • VERY MUCH WITH MY FOOT ON THE GAS.
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  • AND I WAS PRIVILEGED TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO
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  • PROVIDE THE PRESIDENT WITH MY THINKING.
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  • HE SOUGHT MY ADVICE ALONG WITH THE ADVICE OF
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  • MANY OTHERS.
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  • I THINK HE SOUGHT THE THINKING OF THE BEST
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  • MINDS, THE BEST THINKERS ON THE SUBJECT, BUT I WAS
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  • INCLUDED, AND I WAS VERY MUCH IN SUPPORT
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  • OF THE DECISION.
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  • - SO I FEEL LIKE I REMEMBER ONE OF THE
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  • PRESIDENT'S STATEMENTS AT THAT TIME WHEN HE WAS
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  • HERE IN ISRAEL THAT LET'S LET A LITTLE TIME, LET'S
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  • LET THIS TWO-STATE SOLUTION HAVE A LITTLE
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  • BIT OF TIME.
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  • IS THAT REALITY OR NOT REALITY?
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  • - I THINK IT'S TOO SOON TO PASS JUDGMENT, AND THE
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  • DISCUSSIONS ARE ONGOING.
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  • WHAT IS A REALITY IS THAT THE PRESIDENT CAME TO THE
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  • VIEW THAT THIS DECISION WAS IMPORTANT TO THE
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  • ULTIMATE PEACE PROCESS, THAT THE ABILITY OF THE
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  • PALESTINIANS TO HAVE A VETO, IF YOU WILL, ON THE
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  • RECOGNITION OF JERUSALEM AS THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL
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  • NEEDED TO BE TAKEN OFF THE TABLE.
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  • AND HE DID.
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  • AND I THINK THAT WILL ULTIMATELY BE VIEWED FROM
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  • A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE AS VERY IMPORTANT TO THE
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  • STABILITY OF THE REGION.
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  • - GOT IT.
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  • PERSONALLY, AMBASSADOR FRIEDMAN, FROM YOUR OWN
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  • PERSPECTIVE, GIVE ME YOUR PERSONAL VIEW ON THE
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  • IMPORTANCE OF THIS MOVE.
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  • - WELL, YOU KNOW, I HAVE-- LONG BEFORE I WAS
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  • AMBASSADOR I WAS A FREQUENT VISITOR TO
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  • ISRAEL IN THE REALM OF MAYBE TO 75 TO 100 VISITS.
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  • - YOU AND ME BOTH.
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  • SINCE 1975, I'VE BEEN COMING.
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  • - I GOT YOU BEAT.
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  • I HAD MY BAR MITZVAH AT THE WESTERN WALL IN 1971,
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  • AND SO IT HAS DEEP EMOTIONAL SIGNIFICANCE TO ME.
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  • I'M THE SON OF A RABBI.
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  • AT THE SAME TIME, WE HAVE A FIRST AMENDMENT
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  • IN THIS COUNTRY.
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  • WE DON'T ESTABLISH A RELIGION.
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  • WITH WE DON'T MAKE DECISIONS ON THE BASIS OF
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  • RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, BUT AT THE SAME TIME YOU PULL
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  • OUT A DOLLAR BILL OR A QUARTER, IT SAYS IN GOD
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  • WE TRUST , YOU KNOW.
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  • FAITH IN GOD IS INFUSED IN OUR SOCIETY.
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  • AND I COULD NOT HELP, I THINK YOU'D HAVE TO SORT
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  • OF BE UNCONSCIOUS NOT TO SENSE THE DEEP,
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  • HISTORICAL, BIBLICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS DECISION.
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  • - YOU KNOW, JERUSALEM BEING THE CAPITAL OF
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  • ISRAEL AND US, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
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  • KIND OF PUTTING OUR FOOT THERE MEANS YOU'RE GOING
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  • TO HAVE A BIT OF A MOVE.
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  • YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL VIEW HERE TO THE OCEAN, AND
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  • DOES THAT MEAN YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE A RESIDENCE
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  • IN JERUSALEM?
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  • ARE YOU GOING TO COMMUTE OR HOW IS THAT GOING TO WORK?
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  • - WELL, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO COME UP WITH A
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  • TRANSITION PLAN.
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  • WE HAVE A VERY LARGE OPERATION AT THE EMBASSY
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  • IN TEL AVIV, AND TO MOVE EVERYBODY TO JERUSALEM
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  • WILL MAKE SOME AMOUNT OF YEARS, SO WE'RE GOING TO
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  • OPEN UP THE EMBASSY IN MAY, AND WE'RE GOING TO
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  • MOVE AN OFFICE THERE FOR MYSELF AND A STAFF, AND
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  • WE'LL CONTINUE TO TRANSITION AND GROW OVER
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  • TIME UNTIL WE HAVE THE MAJOR STRUCTURE EITHER
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  • PURCHASED OR CREATED.
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  • IN THE INTERIM, AS I'VE DONE IN THE PAST, AS I'VE
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  • ALREADY BEEN DOING I'LL GO BACK AND FORTH.
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  • I HAVE AN APARTMENT THE STATE DEPARTMENT PROVIDES
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  • FOR ME IN JERUSALEM, SO I HAVE A PLACE TO HANG
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  • MY HAT THERE.
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  • THIS IS A MAGNIFICENT SETTING AS YOU CAN SEE,
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  • BUT AS BEAUTIFUL AS IT IS, IT'S NOT AS BEAUTIFUL
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  • AS JERUSALEM.
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  • - WOW.
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  • - SO WE'LL MAKE THAT TRANSITION.
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  • - WE FOUND A VERY INTERESTING FACT WHEN WE
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  • WERE PREPARING FOR THIS INTERVIEW, THAT RONALD
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  • REAGAN WAS THE FIRST AMERICAN PRESIDENT SINCE
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  • GEORGE WASHINGTON TO VISIT A SYNAGOGUE.
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  • YOU HAPPEN TO BE THERE, AND KIND OF WALK US
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  • THROUGH WHAT THAT WAS LIKE FOR YOU.
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  • - SO THIS WAS IN OCTOBER OF 1984, A MONTH BEFORE --
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  • - THAT'S ACTUALLY ON MY BIRTHDAY, OCTOBER 26.
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  • - THAT'S RIGHT.
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  • THAT WAS ABOUT TWO WEEKS BEFORE HIS SECOND
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  • ELECTION FOR PRESIDENT WHICH IS THE LAST TIME,
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  • BY THE WAY, A REPUBLICAN CARRIED THE STATE
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  • OF NEW YORK.
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  • - WOW.
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  • - AND MY FATHER WAS A PROMINENT RABBI, AND
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  • PRESIDENT REAGAN WAS ANXIOUS TO DO SOME
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  • OUTREACH TO THE JEWISH COMMUNITY, AND HE WENT
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  • AND SPOKE AT MY FATHER'S SYNAGOGUE, AND HE
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  • HAD LUNCH.
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  • - LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE PRESIDENT AND I ARE
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  • NOW GOING FOR LUNCH.
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • - RONALD REAGAN: THANK YOU.
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  • THANK YOU.
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • - I WAS PRIVILEGED TO BE THERE WITH MY WIFE WHO
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  • WAS 8 AND A HALF OR 8 AND THREE WEEKS PREGNANT WITH
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  • OUR FIRST CHILD, AND THE REST OF MY FAMILY, AND IT
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  • WAS AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE.
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  • - WOW.
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  • YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN A YOUNG MAN IN YOUR LATE 20'S.
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  • - YEAH, I WAS 26.
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  • - MIKE HUCKABEE: EVANGELICALS ARE VERY
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  • INTERESTED IN SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL, SOMETHING NEAR
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  • AND DEAR TO YOUR HEART.
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  • YOU'VE CAMPAIGNED ON IT.
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  • YOU'RE THE FIRST AMERICAN PRESIDENT TO EVER GO AS A
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  • SITTING PRESIDENT TO THE WESTERN WALL.
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  • AMBASSADOR FRIEDMAN RECENTLY INDICATED THAT
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  • THE EMBASSY WILL BE MOVED TO JERUSALEM.
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  • DO WE HAVE A TIMEFRAME?
  • 00:11:29.010 --> 00:11:30.230
  • - WELL, WE'RE GOING TO MAKE A DECISION IN THE
  • 00:11:30.250 --> 00:11:32.110
  • NOT TOO DISTANT FUTURE.
  • 00:11:32.130 --> 00:11:33.220
  • I HAVE DETERMINED THAT IT IS TIME TO OFFICIALLY
  • 00:11:33.240 --> 00:11:38.130
  • RECOGNIZE JERUSALEM AS THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL.
  • 00:11:38.150 --> 00:11:44.240
  • I'VE JUDGED THIS COURSE OF ACTION TO BE IN THE
  • 00:11:44.260 --> 00:11:48.200
  • BEST INTERESTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • 00:11:48.220 --> 00:11:52.250
  • AND THE PURSUIT OF PEACE BETWEEN ISRAEL
  • 00:11:52.270 --> 00:11:55.110
  • AND THE PALESTINIANS.
  • 00:11:55.130 --> 00:11:58.160
  • THIS IS A LONG OVERDUE STEP TO ADVANCE THE PEACE
  • 00:11:58.180 --> 00:12:01.170
  • PROCESS AND TO WORK TOWARDS A LASTING AGREEMENT.
  • 00:12:01.190 --> 00:12:06.190
  • ISRAEL IS A SOVEREIGN NATION WITH THE RIGHT
  • 00:12:06.210 --> 00:12:09.220
  • LIKE EVERY OTHER SOVEREIGN NATION TO
  • 00:12:09.240 --> 00:12:13.020
  • DETERMINE ITS OWN CAPITAL.
  • 00:12:13.040 --> 00:12:16.020
  • ACKNOWLEDGING THIS AS A FACT IS A NECESSARY
  • 00:12:16.040 --> 00:12:19.130
  • CONDITION FOR ACHIEVING PEACE.
  • 00:12:19.150 --> 00:12:23.020
  • IT WAS 70 YEARS AGO THAT THE UNITED STATES UNDER
  • 00:12:23.040 --> 00:12:26.280
  • PRESIDENT TRUMAN RECOGNIZED THE
  • 00:12:27.000 --> 00:12:30.030
  • STATE OF ISRAEL.
  • 00:12:30.050 --> 00:12:32.150
  • EVER SINCE THEN, ISRAEL HAS MADE ITS CAPITAL IN
  • 00:12:32.170 --> 00:12:35.130
  • THE CITY OF JERUSALEM, THE CAPITAL THE JEWISH
  • 00:12:35.150 --> 00:12:39.190
  • PEOPLE ESTABLISHED IN ANCIENT TIMES.
  • 00:12:39.210 --> 00:12:43.110
  • MY ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY MARKS THE BEGINNING OF A
  • 00:12:43.130 --> 00:12:46.140
  • NEW APPROACH TO CONFLICT BETWEEN ISRAEL AND
  • 00:12:46.160 --> 00:12:49.270
  • THE PALESTINIANS.
  • 00:12:49.290 --> 00:12:52.180
  • IN 1995, CONGRESS ADOPTED THE JERUSALEM EMBASSY ACT
  • 00:12:52.200 --> 00:12:57.190
  • URGING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO RELOCATE
  • 00:12:57.210 --> 00:13:01.100
  • THE AMERICAN EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM AND TO
  • 00:13:01.120 --> 00:13:04.290
  • RECOGNIZE THAT THAT CITY AND SO IMPORTANTLY
  • 00:13:05.010 --> 00:13:10.220
  • IS ISRAEL'S CAPITAL.
  • 00:13:10.240 --> 00:13:14.080
  • THIS ACT PASSED CONGRESS BY AN OVERWHELMING
  • 00:13:14.100 --> 00:13:17.150
  • BIPARTISAN MAJORITY AND WAS REAFFIRMED BY
  • 00:13:17.170 --> 00:13:21.230
  • UNANIMOUS VOTE OF THE SENATE ONLY SIX MONTHS AGO.
  • 00:13:21.250 --> 00:13:27.240
  • YET FOR OVER 20 YEARS, EVERY PREVIOUS AMERICAN
  • 00:13:27.260 --> 00:13:32.000
  • PRESIDENT HAS EXERCISED THE LAW'S WAIVER,
  • 00:13:32.020 --> 00:13:36.250
  • REFUSING TO MOVE THE U.S. EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM
  • 00:13:36.270 --> 00:13:40.240
  • OR TO RECOGNIZE JERUSALEM AS ISRAEL'S CAPITAL CITY.
  • 00:13:40.260 --> 00:13:47.230
  • PRESIDENTS ISSUED THESE WAIVERS UNDER THE BELIEF
  • 00:13:47.250 --> 00:13:51.010
  • THAT DELAYING THE RECOGNITION OF JERUSALEM
  • 00:13:51.030 --> 00:13:54.020
  • WOULD ADVANCE THE CAUSE OF PEACE.
  • 00:13:54.040 --> 00:13:56.290
  • SOME SAY THEY LACKED COURAGE,
  • 00:13:57.010 --> 00:13:59.210
  • BUT THEY MADE THEIR BEST JUDGMENT BASED ON FACTS
  • 00:13:59.230 --> 00:14:03.100
  • AS THEY UNDERSTOOD THEM AT THE TIME.
  • 00:14:03.120 --> 00:14:06.280
  • NEVERTHELESS, THE RECORD IS IN.
  • 00:14:07.000 --> 00:14:10.210
  • AFTER MORE THAN TWO DECADES OF WAIVERS,
  • 00:14:10.230 --> 00:14:13.260
  • WE ARE NO CLOSER TO A LASTING PEACE AGREEMENT
  • 00:14:13.280 --> 00:14:16.210
  • BETWEEN ISRAEL AND THE PALESTINIANS.
  • 00:14:16.230 --> 00:14:19.270
  • IT WOULD BE FOLLY TO ASSUME THAT REPEATING THE
  • 00:14:19.290 --> 00:14:23.110
  • EXACT SAME FORMULA WOULD NOW PRODUCE A DIFFERENT
  • 00:14:23.130 --> 00:14:26.280
  • OR BETTER RESULT.
  • 00:14:27.000 --> 00:14:29.130
  • - BENJAMIN NETANYAHU: THIS IS A HISTORIC DAY.
  • 00:14:29.150 --> 00:14:32.250
  • JERUSALEM HAS BEEN THE CAPITAL OF THE JEWISH
  • 00:14:32.270 --> 00:14:34.160
  • PEOPLE FOR 3.000 YEARS.
  • 00:14:34.180 --> 00:14:38.050
  • IT'S BEEN THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL FOR NEARLY
  • 00:14:38.070 --> 00:14:42.000
  • 70 YEARS. IT WAS HERE THAT OUR TEMPLE STOOD,
  • 00:14:42.020 --> 00:14:45.050
  • OUR KINGS RULED, OUR PROPHETS PREACHED.
  • 00:14:45.070 --> 00:14:49.070
  • JERUSALEM HAS BEEN THE FOCUS OF OUR HOPES,
  • 00:14:49.090 --> 00:14:51.150
  • OUR DREAMS, OUR PRAYERS FOR THREE MILLENNIUM.
  • 00:14:51.170 --> 00:14:55.080
  • FROM EVERY CORNER OF THE EARTH,
  • 00:14:55.100 --> 00:14:57.090
  • OUR PEOPLE YEARN TO RETURN TO JERUSALEM,
  • 00:14:57.110 --> 00:14:59.240
  • TO TOUCH ITS GOLDEN STONES,
  • 00:14:59.260 --> 00:15:02.260
  • TO WALK ITS HALLOWED STREETS.
  • 00:15:02.280 --> 00:15:06.090
  • SO IT'S RARE TO BE ABLE TO SPEAK OF NEW AND GENUINE
  • 00:15:06.110 --> 00:15:08.250
  • MILESTONES IN THE GLORIOUS HISTORY OF THIS CITY,
  • 00:15:08.270 --> 00:15:12.030
  • YET TODAY'S PRONOUNCEMENT BY PRESIDENT TRUMP
  • 00:15:12.050 --> 00:15:15.250
  • IS SUCH AN OCCASION.
  • 00:15:15.270 --> 00:15:18.140
  • WE'RE PROFOUNDLY GRATEFUL FOR THE PRESIDENT FOR
  • 00:15:18.160 --> 00:15:20.270
  • HIS COURAGEOUS AND JUST DECISION TO RECOGNIZE
  • 00:15:20.290 --> 00:15:23.290
  • JERUSALEM AS THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL AND TO PREPARE
  • 00:15:24.010 --> 00:15:27.000
  • FOR THE OPENING OF THE U.S. EMBASSY HERE.
  • 00:15:27.020 --> 00:15:29.240
  • THIS DECISION REFLECTS THE PRESIDENT'S
  • 00:15:29.260 --> 00:15:32.190
  • COMMITMENT TO AN ANCIENT BUT ENDURING TRUTH TO
  • 00:15:32.210 --> 00:15:37.100
  • FULFILLING HIS PROMISES AND TO ADVANCING PEACE.
  • 00:15:37.120 --> 00:15:41.090
  • THE PRESIDENT'S DECISION IS AN IMPORTANT STEP
  • 00:15:41.110 --> 00:15:43.280
  • TOWARDS PEACE, FOR THERE IS NO PEACE THAT
  • 00:15:44.000 --> 00:15:47.040
  • DOESN'T INCLUDE JERUSALEM AS THE CAPITAL OF
  • 00:15:47.060 --> 00:15:50.020
  • THE STATE OF ISRAEL.
  • 00:15:50.040 --> 00:15:52.120
  • I CALL ON ALL COUNTRIES THAT SEEK PEACE TO JOIN
  • 00:15:52.140 --> 00:15:55.190
  • THE UNITED STATES IN RECOGNIZING JERUSALEM AS
  • 00:15:55.210 --> 00:15:58.160
  • ISRAEL'S CAPITAL AND TO MOVE THEIR EMBASSIES HERE.
  • 00:15:58.180 --> 00:16:02.260
  • I SHARE PRESIDENT TRUMP'S COMMITMENT TO ADVANCING
  • 00:16:02.280 --> 00:16:05.220
  • PEACE BETWEEN ISRAEL AND ALL OF OUR NEIGHBORS,
  • 00:16:05.240 --> 00:16:08.060
  • INCLUDING THE PALESTINIANS.
  • 00:16:08.080 --> 00:16:10.040
  • THIS HAS BEEN OUR GOAL FROM ISRAEL'S FIRST DAY,
  • 00:16:10.060 --> 00:16:13.020
  • AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THE PRESIDENT
  • 00:16:13.040 --> 00:16:15.130
  • AND HIS TEAM TO MAKE THAT DREAM OF PEACE COME TRUE.
  • 00:16:15.150 --> 00:16:20.190
  • I ALSO WANT TO MAKE CLEAR THERE WILL BE NO CHANGE
  • 00:16:20.210 --> 00:16:23.110
  • WHATSOEVER TO THE STATUS QUO WITH THE HOLY SITES.
  • 00:16:23.130 --> 00:16:27.020
  • ISRAEL WILL ALWAYS ENSURE FREEDOM OF WORSHIP
  • 00:16:27.040 --> 00:16:30.210
  • FOR JEWS, CHRISTIANS AND MUSLIMS ALIKE.
  • 00:16:30.230 --> 00:16:34.130
  • PRESIDENT TRUMP, THANK YOU FOR TODAY'S
  • 00:16:34.150 --> 00:16:37.130
  • HISTORIC DECISION TO RECOGNIZE JERUSALEM
  • 00:16:37.150 --> 00:16:40.110
  • AS ISRAEL'S CAPITAL.
  • 00:16:40.130 --> 00:16:42.150
  • THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND THE JEWISH STATE
  • 00:16:42.170 --> 00:16:44.160
  • WILL BE FOREVER GRATEFUL.
  • 00:16:44.180 --> 00:16:47.270
  • - MATT CROUCH: OUR AUDIENCE IS AN AUDIENCE
  • 00:16:48.160 --> 00:16:50.150
  • OF FAITH. THE "IN GOD WE TRUST" THING.
  • 00:16:50.170 --> 00:16:55.150
  • THAT'S WHO YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.
  • 00:16:55.170 --> 00:16:56.230
  • YOU'RE TALKING TO THE MOST FRIENDLY AUDIENCE
  • 00:16:56.250 --> 00:16:58.180
  • YOU'VE EVER TALKED TO ON TV, I ASSURE YOU.
  • 00:16:58.200 --> 00:17:00.270
  • WE HAVE BEEN BRINGING TOURS,
  • 00:17:00.290 --> 00:17:03.290
  • TRINITY BROADCASTING.
  • 00:17:04.010 --> 00:17:05.070
  • WE JUST SAID GOODBYE, AND THE SEVEN FOURS JUST TOOK
  • 00:17:05.090 --> 00:17:09.060
  • OFF WITH 2.000 TOUR MEMBERS THAT WERE JUST HERE.
  • 00:17:09.080 --> 00:17:13.020
  • WE TOURED THE ENTIRE COUNTRY FOR TEN DAYS.
  • 00:17:13.040 --> 00:17:16.060
  • SO THIS IS FAMILY TO YOU.
  • 00:17:16.080 --> 00:17:21.090
  • THERE IS NO BETTER FRIEND TO ISRAEL THAN
  • 00:17:21.110 --> 00:17:24.040
  • EVANGELICALS, AND WE'RE HERE.
  • 00:17:24.060 --> 00:17:26.240
  • WE DO A LOT OF CONTENT HERE.
  • 00:17:26.260 --> 00:17:28.190
  • WE HAVE A STUDIO IN JERUSALEM WHICH WE'LL
  • 00:17:28.210 --> 00:17:30.190
  • INVITE YOU SOMETIME TO.
  • 00:17:30.210 --> 00:17:33.020
  • IF YOU COULD THOUGH, EXPLAIN THE IMPORTANCE OF
  • 00:17:33.040 --> 00:17:37.120
  • THIS. SOME PEOPLE MIGHT TUNE IN AND NOT KNOW THE
  • 00:17:37.140 --> 00:17:41.200
  • IMPORTANCE. I MEAN, FROM EVERY LEVEL.
  • 00:17:41.220 --> 00:17:45.160
  • FOR THE UNITED STATES TO STAMP JERUSALEM WITH THIS
  • 00:17:45.180 --> 00:17:53.070
  • MOVE OF THE EMBASSY, AND YOU'RE THE CITY
  • 00:17:53.090 --> 00:17:55.030
  • AMBASSADOR AND THIS MEANS THAT YOU DOING THIS,
  • 00:17:55.050 --> 00:17:58.060
  • WHAT A SIGNIFICANT TIME.
  • 00:17:58.080 --> 00:18:00.130
  • I MEAN WE JUST CELEBRATED THE 50TH JUBILEE YEAR OF
  • 00:18:00.150 --> 00:18:03.050
  • THE REUNIFICATION OF JERUSALEM, THIS IS THE
  • 00:18:03.070 --> 00:18:07.160
  • 70TH YEAR, IT'S A REALLY KIND OF A BIG DEAL.
  • 00:18:07.180 --> 00:18:11.240
  • I COULD CERTAINLY JUST SIT HERE AND SAY THAT.
  • 00:18:11.260 --> 00:18:13.200
  • I'D LIKE FOR YOU TO HELP EXPLAIN THAT
  • 00:18:13.220 --> 00:18:15.010
  • TO OUR AUDIENCE.
  • 00:18:15.030 --> 00:18:17.070
  • - DAVID FRIEDMAN: SURE. LET ME JUST ADD IT'S
  • 00:18:17.090 --> 00:18:18.240
  • THE DOUBLE JUBILEE YEAR OF THE BALFOUR DECLARATION.
  • 00:18:18.260 --> 00:18:22.180
  • SO THERE'S SOMETHING HAPPENING HERE.
  • 00:18:22.200 --> 00:18:25.180
  • THERE'S NO QUESTION THERE'S SOMETHING HAPPENING HERE.
  • 00:18:25.200 --> 00:18:28.200
  • WELL LOOK, JERUSALEM IS THE CENTER OF YOUR FAITH
  • 00:18:28.220 --> 00:18:34.250
  • AND IT'S THE CENTER OF MY FAITH.
  • 00:18:34.270 --> 00:18:36.090
  • - JUDEO CHRISTIAN VALUE.
  • 00:18:36.110 --> 00:18:37.220
  • - A HUNDRED PERCENT.
  • 00:18:37.240 --> 00:18:39.160
  • I WAS-- I FREQUENTLY PRAY AT THE WESTERN WALL.
  • 00:18:39.180 --> 00:18:43.210
  • I HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF ACCOMPANYING SOME SENIOR
  • 00:18:43.230 --> 00:18:47.090
  • GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TO THE INNER SANCTUM,
  • 00:18:47.110 --> 00:18:51.000
  • IF YOU WILL, OF THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHER
  • 00:18:51.020 --> 00:18:53.240
  • AND STOOD THERE AT THE TOMB FROM WHICH JESUS ASCENDED.
  • 00:18:53.260 --> 00:18:59.060
  • AND YOU KNOW, I DON'T GO THERE AS OFTEN AS THE
  • 00:18:59.080 --> 00:19:02.250
  • WESTERN WALL, BUT YOU COULD FEEL JUST THE POWER
  • 00:19:02.270 --> 00:19:04.240
  • OF THIS INCREDIBLE CITY.
  • 00:19:04.260 --> 00:19:07.190
  • IT'S ONLY ONE SQUARE KILOMETER,
  • 00:19:07.210 --> 00:19:08.290
  • THE ENTIRE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM,
  • 00:19:09.010 --> 00:19:10.230
  • BUT THERE'S SUCH POWER THERE, SUCH SPIRITUALITY.
  • 00:19:10.250 --> 00:19:14.150
  • LOOK, JERUSALEM FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS HAS
  • 00:19:14.170 --> 00:19:19.050
  • NOT BEEN HOSPITABLE TO CHRISTIANS OR TO JEWS
  • 00:19:19.070 --> 00:19:23.290
  • AND NOW IT IS.
  • 00:19:24.010 --> 00:19:26.210
  • IT'S NOW HOSPITABLE TO CHRISTIANS,
  • 00:19:26.230 --> 00:19:27.290
  • JEWS AND MUSLIMS.
  • 00:19:28.010 --> 00:19:29.160
  • IT'S THE FIRST TIME-- THE PASTOR 50 YEARS HAVE
  • 00:19:29.180 --> 00:19:32.130
  • PROBABLY BEEN THE ONLY TIME IN HISTORY WHERE
  • 00:19:32.150 --> 00:19:34.250
  • YOU CAN WALK INTO THE OLD CITY,
  • 00:19:34.270 --> 00:19:36.120
  • PRAY AT THE AL-AQSA MOSQUE,
  • 00:19:36.140 --> 00:19:38.020
  • PRAY AT THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHER,
  • 00:19:38.040 --> 00:19:39.150
  • PRAY AT THE WESTERN WALL.
  • 00:19:39.170 --> 00:19:40.250
  • THE ISRAELIS HAVE DONE SOMETHING MIRACULOUS THAT
  • 00:19:40.270 --> 00:19:44.010
  • HASN'T BEEN DONE IN THOUSANDS OF YEARS.
  • 00:19:44.030 --> 00:19:46.210
  • AND TO BE ABLE TO NOW RECOGNIZE JERUSALEM AS
  • 00:19:46.230 --> 00:19:50.140
  • THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL IN TERMS OF THE UNITED
  • 00:19:50.160 --> 00:19:53.040
  • STATES, WHICH IS OBVIOUSLY THE LEADER OF
  • 00:19:53.060 --> 00:19:55.070
  • THE ENTIRE WORLD, THAT RECOGNITION I THINK IS A
  • 00:19:55.090 --> 00:19:59.120
  • VINDICATION OF THE INCREDIBLE EFFORTS THE
  • 00:19:59.140 --> 00:20:03.090
  • EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY HAS MADE ON
  • 00:20:03.110 --> 00:20:06.020
  • BEHALF OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL.
  • 00:20:06.040 --> 00:20:08.050
  • WE TEND TO THINK OF ISRAEL AS A JEWISH STATE,
  • 00:20:08.070 --> 00:20:12.060
  • AND OBVIOUSLY IT IS A JEWISH STATE,
  • 00:20:12.080 --> 00:20:14.120
  • BUT THE EVANGELICAL COMMUNITY IS A FULL
  • 00:20:14.140 --> 00:20:17.240
  • PARTNER IN THE CREATION AND THE SUSTAINING OF THE
  • 00:20:17.260 --> 00:20:22.030
  • STATE OF ISRAEL WITH THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 00:20:22.050 --> 00:20:24.090
  • I CAN TELL YOU AS A MEMBER OF THE JEWISH
  • 00:20:24.110 --> 00:20:26.120
  • FAITH, I'LL NEVER FORGET THE KINDNESS AND THE
  • 00:20:26.140 --> 00:20:29.190
  • SUPPORT I'VE HAD FROM THE EVANGELICAL COMMUNITY
  • 00:20:29.210 --> 00:20:32.160
  • SINCE I'VE BEEN AMBASSADOR,
  • 00:20:32.180 --> 00:20:35.190
  • AND THEY SHOULD TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN THE
  • 00:20:35.210 --> 00:20:39.040
  • SUPPORT THEY'VE GIVEN TO GET TO THIS POINT TODAY.
  • 00:20:39.060 --> 00:20:41.180
  • WITHOUT THEM, IT WOULDN'T HAVE GOTTEN DONE.
  • 00:20:41.200 --> 00:20:43.070
  • - WHY DOES THIS MATTER? THE TERM IT PLAYS IN PEORIA.
  • 00:20:43.090 --> 00:20:48.080
  • WHY DOES THIS MATTER TO THE AVERAGE PERSON IN
  • 00:20:48.100 --> 00:20:51.100
  • AMERICA THAT THIS IS HAPPENING AND SOLIDIFYING
  • 00:20:51.120 --> 00:20:54.150
  • THIS MOVE. WHY DOES IT MATTER?
  • 00:20:54.170 --> 00:20:57.050
  • - I THINK THAT WHEREVER YOU LIVE,
  • 00:20:57.070 --> 00:21:00.230
  • IF YOU'RE FAITH-BASED OR EVEN IF YOU JUST
  • 00:21:00.250 --> 00:21:05.010
  • ADMIRE THOSE WHO PRACTICE A FAITH,
  • 00:21:05.030 --> 00:21:11.020
  • YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TO TURN TOWARDS JERUSALEM IN YOUR
  • 00:21:11.040 --> 00:21:15.140
  • THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE ALL
  • 00:21:15.160 --> 00:21:19.090
  • THIS SPIRITUALITY COMES FROM.
  • 00:21:19.110 --> 00:21:20.250
  • - STARTED. YEAH.
  • 00:21:20.270 --> 00:21:22.040
  • - THAT'S WHERE IT STARTED AND IT CONTINUES TODAY.
  • 00:21:22.060 --> 00:21:24.110
  • AND SO WHEREVER YOU LIVE, KNOWING THAT THE UNITED
  • 00:21:24.130 --> 00:21:28.200
  • STATES IS NOW STANDING BEHIND ISRAEL IN
  • 00:21:28.220 --> 00:21:33.100
  • RECOGNIZING JERUSALEM AS THE CAPITAL IS REALLY
  • 00:21:33.120 --> 00:21:36.060
  • SAYING THAT THE UNITED STATES STANDS BEHIND
  • 00:21:36.080 --> 00:21:38.040
  • JERUSALEM AS A FREE OPEN CITY TO PEOPLE OF THE
  • 00:21:38.060 --> 00:21:43.110
  • CHRISTIAN FAITH, JEWISH FAITH AND MUSLIM FAITH,
  • 00:21:43.130 --> 00:21:46.040
  • WHICH IS AS I SAID A UNIQUE MOMENT IN HISTORY.
  • 00:21:46.060 --> 00:21:48.240
  • THIS SHOULD MATTER TO EVERYBODY.
  • 00:21:48.260 --> 00:21:50.240
  • - FINAL THOUGHTS.
  • 00:21:50.260 --> 00:21:53.150
  • I HAVE JUST A QUESTION THAT'S JUST KIND OF
  • 00:21:53.170 --> 00:21:55.130
  • INTERESTING AND YOU SEEM TO BE OPEN TO GIVE YOUR
  • 00:21:55.150 --> 00:21:58.020
  • PERSONAL OPINION.
  • 00:21:58.040 --> 00:21:59.280
  • THE OLD TESTAMENT, IF YOU READ BACK IN THE
  • 00:22:00.020 --> 00:22:03.060
  • OLD TESTAMENT THERE ARE STORIES.
  • 00:22:03.080 --> 00:22:04.270
  • LET'S JUST PICK ONE.
  • 00:22:04.290 --> 00:22:07.200
  • A SEA OPENING AND PEOPLE WALKING ACROSS ON DRY LAND.
  • 00:22:07.220 --> 00:22:11.040
  • DID THAT ACTUALLY HAPPEN OR ARE THOSE STORIES?
  • 00:22:11.060 --> 00:22:14.240
  • - SO MY PERSONAL BELIEFS AND THEY'RE JUST--
  • 00:22:14.260 --> 00:22:17.190
  • I DON'T SEEK TO IMPOSE THEM ON ANYBODY ELSE.
  • 00:22:17.210 --> 00:22:19.150
  • MY PERSONAL BELIEFS IS THAT THE BIBLE IS TRUTH.
  • 00:22:19.170 --> 00:22:24.200
  • WHETHER IT'S THE RED SEA SPLITTING,
  • 00:22:24.220 --> 00:22:28.230
  • OR ABRAHAM'S COVENANT WITH GOD ON MOUNT MORIAH,
  • 00:22:28.250 --> 00:22:35.080
  • OR JACOB'S DREAM IN BEIT EL,
  • 00:22:35.100 --> 00:22:39.260
  • OR THE CREATION OF THE TABERNACLE IN SHILOH,
  • 00:22:39.280 --> 00:22:42.280
  • OR JESUS' LAST SUPPER IN THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM.
  • 00:22:43.000 --> 00:22:48.290
  • I BELIEVE THESE THINGS HAPPENED.
  • 00:22:49.010 --> 00:22:51.070
  • I DON'T CARE IF OR SEEK TO IMPOSE-- I MEAN,
  • 00:22:51.090 --> 00:22:55.110
  • I CARE IF MY CHILDREN BELIEVE IT;
  • 00:22:55.130 --> 00:22:56.280
  • THEY'RE MY CHILDREN, BUT BEYOND MY OWN FAMILY,
  • 00:22:57.000 --> 00:22:59.140
  • EVERYONE IS FREE TO VIEW IT THE WAY THEY DO.
  • 00:22:59.160 --> 00:23:01.180
  • THERE ARE GREAT LESSONS TO BE LEARNED FROM THE
  • 00:23:01.200 --> 00:23:03.240
  • BIBLE, WHETHER YOU VIEW IT LITERALLY OR NOT,
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  • BUT MY OWN PERSONAL VIEWS ARE I BELIEVE IN THE BIBLE.
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  • - HAVE YOU EVER SCUBA DIVED?
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  • - YES.
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  • - OKAY, IF YOU AND I PUT TANKS ON,
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  • COULD WE FIND THE PLACE WHERE THE CHARIOT WHEELS
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  • ARE STILL THERE? THAT REALLY HAPPENED?
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  • - WELL, YOU KNOW, IT WAS A LONG TIME AGO.
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  • I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH SAND MAY HAVE COVERED
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  • OVER THOSE THINGS, BUT--
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  • - THEY COULD BE THERE. - THEY COULD BE.
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  • I DON'T DWELL ON THE SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE.
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  • YOU COULD, IF YOU LOOKED AT IF WE WERE SITTING
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  • HERE TODAY AND THE WORLD WAS CREATED TODAY, RIGHT,
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  • YOU'D SEE A TREE.
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  • YOU'D SLICE OPEN A TREE, YOU'D SEE ANNUAL RINGS
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  • AND YOU'D SAY HEY, THE WORLD COULDN'T HAVE BEEN
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  • CREATED TODAY BECAUSE ACCORDING TO THIS TREE,
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  • THE WORLD WAS CREATED A LONG TIME AGO.
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  • SO SCIENCE IS VERY IMPORTANT,
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  • INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT.
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  • I NEVER WANT TO MINIMIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF SCIENCE.
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  • WE ALL LIVE ABOUT TWO AND A HALF TIMES LONGER THAN
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  • WE DID A HUNDRED YEARS AGO BECAUSE OF SCIENCE.
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  • BUT I DON'T DWELL ON SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE FOR
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  • MY RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.
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  • - AND THEY ARE YOUR BELIEFS.
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  • - THEY'RE MY BELIEFS. - THEY'RE MINE TOO.
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  • - WELL THEN WE-- - YOU GOT TANKS?
  • 00:24:17.140 --> 00:24:19.290
  • - YOU KNOW, I SCUBA DIVE.
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  • I LEARNED HOW TO SCUBA DIVE IN A GREAT PLACE.
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  • - WHERE?
  • 00:24:25.080 --> 00:24:27.060
  • - IT'S CALLED RAS MUHAMMAD.
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  • IT'S SOUTH OF SHARM EL SHEIKH IN EGYPT.
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  • IT WAS WHEN THE SINAI WAS STILL PART OF ISRAEL.
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  • MAGNIFICENT! ABSOLUTELY MAGNIFICENT.
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  • I HAVEN'T BEEN THERE IN A WHILE.
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  • I HOPE I CAN GET INVITED TO GO BACK THERE.
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  • - KIND OF FINALLY, YOU MENTIONED THAT EVERYONE
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  • SHOULD CARE THAT THIS MOVE IS HAPPENING,
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  • AND WE ALL DO.
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  • I BELIEVE THE AUDIENCE UNDERSTANDS AND CARES.
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  • DO YOU THINK THERE'S AN INHERENT BLESSING KIND OF
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  • ALL OUT GENESIS THAT AMERICA IS GOING TO
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  • RECEIVE BASED UPON THIS SUPPORTIVE
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  • MOVE OF THE EMBASSY?
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  • - SO OF COURSE, I CAN'T PROVE THAT, BUT I DO.
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  • I BELIEVE THAT GOD BLESSES THOSE WHO BLESS
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  • ISRAEL, AND I THINK WE ARE CERTAINLY AS A NATION
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  • BLESSING ISRAEL BY THIS DECISION.
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  • SO CERTAINLY, IT'S IN MY PRAYERS THAT AMERICA IS
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  • REWARDED FOR THIS ACTION.
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  • - BEAUTIFUL. AND DO YOU THINK TOURISM BLESSES ISRAEL?
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  • - TOURISM IS GOING OFF THE CHARTS HERE.
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  • I MEAN THEY KEEP SETTING RECORDS YEAR AFTER YEAR.
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  • SO AS LONG AS WE CAN KEEP PEOPLE SAFE,
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  • I THINK THAT WILL JUST CONTINUE.
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  • - THAT'S AWESOME.
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  • FINAL THOUGHTS ON THIS HISTORIC TIME IN ISRAEL
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  • TO OUR AUDIENCE HERE ON TRINITY BROADCASTING.
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  • - COME TO ISRAEL.
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  • THERE'S A LOT TO SEE HERE.
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  • YOU'RE GONNA LOVE IT.
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  • YOU'LL BE TRANSFORMED.
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  • YOU'LL NEVER BE THE SAME ONCE YOU COME TO ISRAEL.
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  • COME WITH THIS GUY, HE'LL GIVE YOU A GREAT TRIP.
  • 00:25:56.260 --> 00:25:58.230
  • - WE JUST SAID GOODBYE TO 2.000 PEOPLE
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  • THAT JUST LEFT, AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.
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  • - THANK YOU SO MUCH.
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  • - APPRECIATE IT. SERIOUSLY APPRECIATE IT.
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