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Episode 178

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October 29, 2020
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Digital EPG Synopsis The U.S. Ambassador to Israel; David Friedman; joins host Erick Stakelbeck from Jerusalem to discuss Israel's recent peace deals with Arab nations and what comes next.

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  • [DRAMATIC MUSIC]
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  • -[ERICK] THIS WEEKON "THE WATCHMAN,"
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  • HE'S AMERICA'S TOPOFFICIAL IN ISRAEL
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  • AND THE FIRST EVER US AMBASSADOR
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  • TO SERVE AT THE UNITEDSTATES EMBASSY IN JERUSALEM.
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  • DAVID FRIEDMAN JOINS USTO SHARE THE INSIDE STORY
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  • OF ISRAEL'S HISTORICRECENT PEACE DEALS,
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  • AND THE TRUMPADMINISTRATION'S TOUGH STAND
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  • AGAINST IRAN AND THEPALESTINIAN AUTHORITY.
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  • - MOVING THE EMBASSYTO JERUSALEM, WHY
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  • BECAUSE IT SHOWED THEWORLD, NOT JUST ISRAEL,
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  • BUT IT SHOWED THEARAB NATIONS AS WELL
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  • THAT THE PRESIDENT COULD BETRUSTED TO KEEP A PROMISE
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  • THAT THE UNITED STATESWILL STAND WITH ITS ALLIES
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  • AND IT WILL NOT SHY AWAY FROMTHREATS FROM ITS ENEMIES.
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  • - PLUS, WE HEAD TOJORDAN'S MOUNT NEBO,
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  • THE LEGENDARY SITE WHERE GODSHOWED MOSES THE HOLY LAND
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  • AS WE RETRACE THE STEPS OF
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  • ONE OF THE BIBLE'SGREATEST PROPHETS.
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  • IT'S ALL THIS WEEK, ONLYRIGHT HERE ON "THE WATCHMAN."
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  • [DRAMATIC THEME MUSIC]
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  • AND WELCOME TO "THE WATCHMAN."
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  • WE ARE WITNESSING THEBIRTH OF A NEW MIDDLE EAST.
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  • JUST A FEW YEARSAGO, PEACE DEALS
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  • BETWEEN ISRAEL AND THE UNITEDARAB EMIRATES AND BAHRAIN
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  • WOULD HAVE BEEN UNTHINKABLE,
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  • BUT TODAY, SEVERALSUNNI ARAB NATIONS
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  • ARE IN LINE TO MAKE PEACEWITH THE JEWISH STATE.
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  • EVEN SAUDI ARABIA COULDSOON COME TO THE TABLE.
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  • THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATIONSTRATEGY IN THE
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  • THE PRESIDENT AND HIS TEAMHAVE HELD THE IRANIAN REGIME
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  • AND THE PALESTINIANS ACCOUNTABLE
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  • FOR THEIR DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOR.
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  • AT THE SAME TIME,THEY'VE STRESSED
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  • THE GREAT ECONOMICBENEFITS FOR ARAB COUNTRIES
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  • THAT NORMALIZERELATIONS WITH ISRAEL.
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  • THIS STRATEGY HASBEEN A GAME CHANGER
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  • IN THE WORLD'S MOSTPIVOTAL REGION,
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  • AND NOW, THE IRANIANREGIME, TURKEY
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  • AND OTHER ANTI-ISRAELAND ANTI-WESTERN FORCES,
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  • LIKE HEZBOLLAH, AREINCREASINGLY ISOLATED.
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  • AMBASSADOR DAVID FRIEDMANHAS HAD A FRONT ROW SEAT
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  • FOR ALL OF THESEEARTH-SHAKING DEVELOPMENTS.
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  • HE'S THE FIRSTAMBASSADOR TO SERVE
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  • AT THE US EMBASSY IN JERUSALEM,
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  • AND HE PRESIDED OVER ITSHISTORIC OPENING IN MAY 2018.
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  • HE JOINED US RECENTLYFROM JERUSALEM
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  • TO SHARE THE INSIDE STORYON THE NEW MIDDLE EAST
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  • AND WHAT COMESNEXT, TAKE A LOOK.
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  • AMBASSADOR FRIEDMAN, THANKSSO MUCH FOR JOINING US.
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  • IT'S ALWAYS GREAT TO HAVE YOU.
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  • - ERICK, HI, GREATTO SEE YOU VIRTUALLY,
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  • BUT GREAT TO SEE YOU ANYWAYAND GREAT TO BE HERE.
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  • - FIRST, LET'S STARTWITH THE ABRAHAM ACCORDS.
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  • A LOT OF AMERICANS ARE SAYING,
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  • HEY, THIS IS A GREAT THING,
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  • PEACE BETWEEN ISRAELAND ITS ARAB NEIGHBORS,
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  • BUT WHAT EXACTLY DO THEABRAHAM ACCORDS ENTAIL
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  • AND WHY ARE THEY SO IMPORTANT?
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  • - WELL, THE ABRAHAMACCORDS, YOU KNOW,
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  • THE NAME ITSELF, RIGHT,IT'S NAMED AFTER ABRAHAM,
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  • WHO WAS THE FATHEROF MANY NATIONS,
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  • INCLUDING THE JEWISHNATION AND THE ARAB NATION,
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  • AND AS WE BEGIN OURTORAH READING CYCLE NOW,
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  • WE'RE JUST ABOUTREADY TO READ ABOUT
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  • THE RIVALRY BETWEEN ABRAHAM'STWO SONS, ISAAC AND ISHMAEL.
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  • ISAAC WAS THE ONE FROM WHOMTHE JEWISH NATION DESCENDED,
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  • AND THE ARAB NATIONCAME FROM ISHMAEL,
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  • AND YOU KNOW, THEY HAD QUITEA RIVALRY FOR MANY YEARS,
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  • BUT WE DO KNOW THAT ISAACAND ISHMAEL RECONCILED.
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  • WE KNOW THAT INTHE BOOK OF GENESIS
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  • THAT THEY RECONCILED ANDTHEY BURIED THEIR FATHER
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  • IN THE CAVE OF MACHPELAH.
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  • THEY BURIED ABRAHAMTHERE, AND SO,
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  • THAT WAS THE ORIGINALRECONCILIATION OF
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  • AND NOW, YOU KNOW,ABOUT 3.500 YEARS LATER,
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  • THE BIBLE IS NOW COMING BACKTO LIFE AND REPEATING ITSELF.
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  • AND WE'RE SEEING, WE'RESEEING BOTH NATIONS RECONCILE.
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  • NOW, WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT,
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  • BECAUSE THERE'S 22NATIONS IN THE ARAB LEAGUE
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  • THAT, SINCE ISRAELCAME INTO EXISTENCE,
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  • WITH THE EXCEPTIONSOF JORDAN AND EGYPT,
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  • THEY DIDN'T RECOGNIZEISRAEL'S RIGHT TO EXIST.
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  • THEY REFLEXIVELY WEREAGAINST EVERYTHING
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  • THAT ISRAEL WAS IN FAVOR OF,
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  • AND NOW, WE'VE COMPLETELYBROKEN THAT MOLD,
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  • BROKEN THAT PARADIGM.
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  • WE HAVE TWO REALLYIMPORTANT COUNTRIES,
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  • THE UAE AND BAHRAIN AGREEINGTO MAKE PEACE WITH ISRAEL,
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  • TO NORMALIZE WITH ISRAEL.
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  • YOU HAVE A REAL WARMTH,
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  • NOT JUST A GOVERNMENTTO GOVERNMENT PEACE,
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  • BUT YOU SEE BEGINNING TODEVELOP AMONG THE PEOPLE
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  • A REAL SENSE OF WARMTH,OF MUTUAL APPRECIATION,
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  • OF RECOGNITION, OF LOVE,
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  • OF A DESIRE TO GET TOKNOW EACH OTHER BETTER.
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  • I THINK WHEN HISTORYRECALLS THESE EVENTS,
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  • THEY WILL RECALLTHAT IT ALL BEGAN
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  • WITH TRUST AND ITBEGAN WITH LEADERSHIP,
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  • THE ABILITY OF BOTH ISRAELAND THE ARAB NATIONS
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  • TO TRUST THE PRESIDENT,AND IF I MAY,
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  • THE VERY FIRST ACT OF TRUSTMAY NOT BE OBVIOUS TO EVERYONE,
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  • BUT MOVING THEEMBASSY TO JERUSALEM.
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  • WHY WAS THAT IMPORTANT,
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  • BECAUSE IT SHOWED THEWORLD, NOT JUST ISRAEL,
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  • BUT IT SHOWED THEARAB NATIONS AS WELL
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  • THAT THE PRESIDENT COULD BETRUSTED TO KEEP A PROMISE,
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  • THAT THE UNITED STATESWILL STAND WITH ITS ALLIES,
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  • AND WILL NOT SHY AWAY FROMTHREATS FROM ITS ENEMIES.
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  • THAT MOVE OF THE EMBASSY MADETHAT POINT LOUD AND CLEAR,
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  • AND BELIEVE ME,EVERYONE TOOK NOTICE,
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  • AND THAT BEGAN A LEVELOF TRUST AND DISCUSSIONS
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  • WHERE I THINK WEGOT TO THIS POINT,
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  • AND WE'RE GOING TO GET FURTHER.
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  • - THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATIONHAS BEEN VERY TOUGH ON IRAN,
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  • INCREASING SANCTIONS, TAKING OUT
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  • THE TERROR MASTER,QASEM SOLEIMANI.
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  • CAN YOU TELL US MORE ABOUT
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  • THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'SAPPROACH TO IRAN
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  • AND WHY IT HAS BEEN A MAJORGAME CHANGER IN THE REGION?
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  • - WELL LOOK, I THINKWE HAVE, AS YOU KNOW,
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  • WE HAVE SHIFTED THEAMERICAN APPROACH
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  • TO IRAN BY 180 DEGREES.
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  • INSTEAD OF PROVIDINGTHEM WITH CASH,
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  • PROVIDING THEM WITH APATHWAY TO A NUCLEAR WEAPON,
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  • AND MAKING NO DEMANDSAT ALL ON IRAN
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  • TO END THEIR MALIGNACTIVITY IN SYRIA OR LEBANON
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  • OR YEMEN OR IRAQ, TOMAKE NO DEMANDS UPON THEM
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  • TO END THEIR ACQUISITIONOF BALLISTIC MISSILES,
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  • WE TURNED THATCOMPLETELY AROUND,
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  • AND WE PUT ON A MAXIMUMPRESSURE CAMPAIGN
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  • THAT HAS ALREADY, CERTAINLYNOT A FULL SUCCESS YET,
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  • BUT HAS ALREADYBEGUN TO BEAR FRUIT.
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  • WE SEE IRAN BEGINNINGTO PULL BACK
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  • FROM SOME OF THEIRMALIGN ACTIVITY
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  • 'CAUSE THEIR JUSTRUNNING OUT OF MONEY,
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  • AND IF WE CAN KEEPTHE PRESSURE ON,
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  • WE WILL GET IRAN, I BELIEVE,
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  • BACK TO A PLACE WHERE THEY CAN
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  • JOIN THE COMMUNITYOF NATIONS IN PEACE.
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  • WE'RE NOT THERE YET, BUTWE'RE ON THE RIGHT TRACK.
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  • NOW, IF THAT ALL GOES AWAY,
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  • I'LL BE VERY, VERY DISAPPOINTED,
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  • AND I SHUDDER TO THINKWHERE THAT WILL LEAD.
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  • THAT WAS CERTAINLY A FACTORIN ISRAEL MAKING PEACE
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  • WITH NATIONS IN THEGULF AND THE REGION.
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  • COMMON ENEMIES DOHAVE THAT EFFECT,
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  • BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT THEPEOPLE TO PEOPLE ENGAGEMENT
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  • THAT'S ALREADY BEGUN, YOU KNOW,
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  • THE WARMTH, THE EMBRACINGOF ONE PEOPLE OF ANOTHER,
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  • YOU CAN TELL IT'S MORETHAN JUST A COMMON ENEMY.
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  • THERE REALLY IS GREATOPPORTUNITY HERE.
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  • - AMBASSADOR, ANOTHERTHING THAT HAS STRUCK ME
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  • THE PAST FEW YEARS WITHTHE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION
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  • IS THAT YOU ACTUALLY HOLDTHE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY
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  • OF MAHMOUD ABBAS ACCOUNTABLE.
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  • TELL US WHY THATIS SO IMPORTANT.
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  • - LOOK, WE HAVE TO HOLD THEPALESTINIANS ACCOUNTABLE
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  • BECAUSE WE OWE THAT TOTHE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE.
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  • THE PALESTINIAN LEADERSHIPHAS BETRAYED THEIR PEOPLE.
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  • IT'S PAINFUL TOSAY, BUT YOU KNOW,
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  • WE'VE GIVEN THE PALESTINIANS
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  • BILLIONS ANDBILLIONS OF DOLLARS,
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  • MORE MONEY THAN ANYOTHER NATION BY FAR.
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  • A LOT OF THAT MONEYWENT TO THE WRONG PLACE.
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  • THERE'S A LOT OFCORRUPTION THERE.
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  • THERE'S NO RESPECTFOR HUMAN RIGHTS.
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  • THEY CONTINUE TO PAY TERRORISTS.
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  • THEY CONTINUE TO INCITETERROR AND TO INCITE HATRED.
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  • THAT'S A PATHWAY TO NOWHERE,
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  • AND THAT HAS TO STOP,AND WE HAVE TO HOLD
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  • THE PALESTINIANLEADERSHIP ACCOUNTABLE.
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  • WE OWE THAT TO THE PEOPLE,AND WHAT YOU SEE NOW
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  • IS, I THINK THATMESSAGE IS RESONATING
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  • THROUGHOUT THE REGION.
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  • - AMBASSADOR, ASWE WRAP UP HERE,
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  • COULD YOU TELL US A BIT ABOUT
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  • HOW IT'S BEEN WORKING ATTHE US EMBASSY IN JERUSALEM
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  • SINCE MAY 2018,HISTORY MADE OF COURSE.
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  • YOU'RE THE VERY FIRSTAMBASSADOR TO SERVE
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  • AT THAT US EMBASSY IN JERUSALEM.
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  • WHAT HAS THIS MEANTTO YOU PERSONALLY
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  • AND WHAT'S IT LIKE BEINGIN THIS HISTORIC BUILDING
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  • IN THESE HISTORIC TIMES?
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  • - IT'S BEEN INCREDIBLE.
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  • IT'S BEEN THE HONOR OF MYLIFE TO SERVE OUR NATION
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  • FROM A JERUSALEM EMBASSY.
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  • BEFORE THE COVID EPIDEMIC,
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  • WE HAD BUSES PULLINGUP ONE BY ONE BY ONE
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  • OF AMERICAN TOURISTS,ASIAN TOURISTS,
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  • PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD,
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  • AND THEY WOULDGET OUT OF THE CAR
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  • AND, ONE BY ONE, THEYWOULD TAKE A PICTURE
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  • BY THE DEDICATION PLAQUE OFTHE EMBASSY IN JERUSALEM.
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  • WE HAVE CREATED A SHRINE,
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  • AND I DON'T SAY THATFROM A POINT OF PRIDE,
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  • BUT FROM A POINT OFGREAT, GREAT GRATIFICATION
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  • THAT THIS MOVE OF THEEMBASSY TO JERUSALEM
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  • HAS BEEN EMBRACED BY SO MANYPEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD,
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  • NOT JUST AMERICANS,AND OF COURSE,
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  • AMERICANS, BY ANDLARGE, APPROVE OF THIS
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  • BY ENORMOUS PROPORTIONS,BUT EVERYWHERE.
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  • PEOPLE FROM ASIA,PEOPLE FROM AFRICA,
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  • THEY COME TO THE EMBASSY, NOTTO GET A VISA OR PASSPORT,
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  • BUT JUST TO STAND BY THE OPENING
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  • AND TAKE A PICTUREAND TO THANK GOD
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  • THAT WE WERE ABLE TO REACHTHIS INCREDIBLE MOMENT IN TIME.
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  • - THANKS AGAIN TOAMBASSADOR FRIEDMAN
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  • FOR TAKING TIME OUT OF HISVERY BUSY SCHEDULE TO JOIN US.
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  • WELL, COMING UP AFTER THE BREAK,
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  • NOW THAT ISRAEL HAS MADE PACEWITH THE UAE AND BAHRAIN,
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  • WHAT EXACTLY DOESTHAT PEACE LOOK LIKE?
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  • WE HEAD TO THE LARGEST HOSPITAL
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  • IN ALL OF ISRAEL TO LEARN MORE.
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  • STICK AROUND.
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  • 00:10:01.807 --> 00:10:03.675
  • AND EMPOWER MILLIONSOF AMERICAN CHRISTIANS
  • 00:10:03.775 --> 00:10:06.278
  • TO SPEAK WITH ONEVOICE IN DEFENSE
  • 00:10:06.378 --> 00:10:08.213
  • OF ISRAEL AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 00:10:08.313 --> 00:10:10.248
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  • 00:10:10.349 --> 00:10:11.850
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  • ISRAEL'S AGRICULTURALCOMMUNITIES CALLED KIBBUTZIM,
  • 00:10:24.896 --> 00:10:28.000
  • AND THE HAMAS ROCKET THREAT,
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  • TO CUFI'S DAILY BRIEFING.
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  • 00:10:45.751 --> 00:10:48.754
  • WHEN IT COMES TO ISRAEL.
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  • [DRAMATIC MUSIC]
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  • - AND WELCOME BACK.
  • 00:11:06.204 --> 00:11:07.472
  • IT DIDN'T TAKE LONGFOR THE PEACE DEAL
  • 00:11:07.572 --> 00:11:09.341
  • BETWEEN ISRAEL AND THE UNITEDARAB EMIRATES TO BEAR FRUIT.
  • 00:11:09.441 --> 00:11:12.844
  • ISRAEL'S SHEBA MEDICAL CENTER,
  • 00:11:12.944 --> 00:11:14.513
  • WHICH IS THE LARGESTMEDICAL CENTER
  • 00:11:14.613 --> 00:11:16.014
  • IN THE ENTIRE MIDDLEEAST RECENTLY REACHED
  • 00:11:16.114 --> 00:11:18.950
  • AN AGREEMENT WITH A LEADINGUAE FIRM CALLED APEX
  • 00:11:19.051 --> 00:11:22.587
  • THAT PROMISES TO OPEN SOMEVERY EXCITING NEW DOORS
  • 00:11:22.688 --> 00:11:25.924
  • BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES.
  • 00:11:26.024 --> 00:11:27.993
  • WE WERE JOINED BY THE DIRECTOR
  • 00:11:28.093 --> 00:11:29.327
  • OF SHEBA'S INTERNATIONALDIVISION TO LEARN MORE.
  • 00:11:29.428 --> 00:11:32.631
  • YOEL, THANKS SOMUCH FOR JOINING US.
  • 00:11:32.731 --> 00:11:34.866
  • YOU JUST RETURNED FROMTHE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES,
  • 00:11:34.966 --> 00:11:37.736
  • A VERY EXCITING TRIP, SHEBAMEDICAL CENTER STRIKING
  • 00:11:37.836 --> 00:11:41.373
  • A VERY IMPORTANT DEAL WITHAPEX INVESTMENT GROUP.
  • 00:11:41.473 --> 00:11:45.043
  • TELL US MORE ABOUT IT ANDWHAT THIS DEAL ENTAILS.
  • 00:11:45.143 --> 00:11:48.080
  • - THE AGREEMENTIS TALKING ABOUT,
  • 00:11:48.180 --> 00:11:49.715
  • AND WE ALREADY STARTED TOACTIVATE THIS AGREEMENT,
  • 00:11:49.815 --> 00:11:54.486
  • MAINLY IT'S FOCUSINGON WHAT THE BEST
  • 00:11:54.586 --> 00:11:57.789
  • OF THE ISRAELI MEDICAL WESTERNCAN BRING TO THE EMIRATES,
  • 00:11:57.889 --> 00:12:03.428
  • AND FOCUSING IN SOME AREAS LIKE
  • 00:12:03.528 --> 00:12:06.264
  • THE ARC AND INNOVATION LIKEYOU KNOW ALREADY ABOUT,
  • 00:12:06.364 --> 00:12:10.936
  • MEDICAL INNOVATIONS SEENHAPPENING HERE AT SHEBA.
  • 00:12:11.036 --> 00:12:14.506
  • SO, THEY ARE VERYKEEN TO LEARN MORE
  • 00:12:14.606 --> 00:12:17.075
  • AND TO INVESTIGATE,BUT ALSO FOCUSING
  • 00:12:17.175 --> 00:12:19.177
  • ON MEDICAL EDUCATIONAND MEDICAL SIMULATION,
  • 00:12:19.277 --> 00:12:21.747
  • AND FIGHTING AGAINST COVID-19,
  • 00:12:21.847 --> 00:12:25.417
  • AND VERY INTERESTING INTHE END, I WANT TO MENTION
  • 00:12:25.517 --> 00:12:28.053
  • THAT THEY ARE ALSOVERY KEEN TO LEARN
  • 00:12:28.153 --> 00:12:30.956
  • ABOUT OUR, I WILL SAY,GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS
  • 00:12:31.056 --> 00:12:36.294
  • BECAUSE THEY ALSOARE DEALING WITH
  • 00:12:36.394 --> 00:12:38.797
  • THE HUMANITARIANEFFORTS IN AFRICA.
  • 00:12:38.897 --> 00:12:40.532
  • SO THEY THINK THATWE CAN JOIN HANDS
  • 00:12:40.632 --> 00:12:43.635
  • AND JOIN FORCES TO SUPPORTOTHER COUNTRIES IN NEED.
  • 00:12:43.735 --> 00:12:47.339
  • - TELL US A LITTLEBIT MORE IN TERMS OF
  • 00:12:47.439 --> 00:12:49.174
  • WHAT THE DEAL LOOKS LIKE.
  • 00:12:49.274 --> 00:12:50.842
  • WILL CITIZENS FROM THEUAE BE ABLE TO TRAVEL
  • 00:12:50.942 --> 00:12:54.112
  • TO SHEBA MEDICAL CENTERFOR TREATMENT, NUMBER ONE,
  • 00:12:54.212 --> 00:12:57.015
  • AND NUMBER TWO, I THINKIT BEARS MENTIONING, YOEL,
  • 00:12:57.115 --> 00:12:58.884
  • THAT SHEBA MEDICAL CENTERWAS THE FIRST MEDICAL CENTER
  • 00:12:58.984 --> 00:13:01.887
  • IN ISRAEL TO FORGE ANAGREEMENT LIKE THIS
  • 00:13:01.987 --> 00:13:05.624
  • WITH THE UAE IN THE WAKEOF THE ABRAHAM ACCORDS.
  • 00:13:05.724 --> 00:13:09.294
  • - ABSOLUTELY, ERICK, ANDYES, THEY ARE VERY ANXIOUS
  • 00:13:09.394 --> 00:13:13.331
  • AND KEEN TO COME TO ISRAEL,
  • 00:13:13.431 --> 00:13:15.600
  • AND PART OF THE AGREEMENTIS TO ALLOW THEM
  • 00:13:15.700 --> 00:13:18.904
  • VERY, VERY SOON,ERICK, AS SOON AS
  • 00:13:19.004 --> 00:13:20.705
  • THE COMMERCIALFLIGHTS WILL BEGIN
  • 00:13:20.806 --> 00:13:23.341
  • AT THE BEGINNING OF NEXT YEAR,
  • 00:13:23.441 --> 00:13:26.678
  • WE WILL SEE HERE PEOPLEFROM THE EMIRATES,
  • 00:13:26.778 --> 00:13:30.849
  • THEY'RE COMING TO TAKETHEIR MEDICAL TREATMENT.
  • 00:13:30.949 --> 00:13:35.554
  • IT'S CLOSE, IT'S CHEAPER,AND YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND,
  • 00:13:35.654 --> 00:13:39.057
  • AND YOU KNOW IT BECAUSEYOU VISIT SHEBA.
  • 00:13:39.157 --> 00:13:41.426
  • THE ATMOSPHERE AT SHEBAALLOWS ALL NATIONS,
  • 00:13:41.526 --> 00:13:45.864
  • ALL RELIGIONS, ESPECIALLYFROM OUR COUSINS
  • 00:13:45.964 --> 00:13:49.301
  • FROM THE ABRAHAMSIDE, TO GET HERE
  • 00:13:49.401 --> 00:13:51.803
  • THE BEST TREATMENTTHAT WE CAN OFFER THEM
  • 00:13:51.903 --> 00:13:54.472
  • IN AN ATMOSPHERETHAT SURROUNDING THEM
  • 00:13:54.573 --> 00:13:57.209
  • WITH, YOU KNOW, WE WILLSAY COZY ATMOSPHERE.
  • 00:13:57.309 --> 00:14:00.111
  • COUNTRIES IN THE AREA ARELOOKING UPON THE EMIRATES,
  • 00:14:00.212 --> 00:14:03.682
  • AND TRY TO IMITATE AND WILLIMITATE THEM VERY, VERY SOON,
  • 00:14:03.782 --> 00:14:07.819
  • AND YOU KNOW, SOME OFTHE COUNTRIES ARE KNOWN
  • 00:14:07.919 --> 00:14:11.223
  • AS BAHRAIN AND THEN VERY SOON,
  • 00:14:11.323 --> 00:14:13.558
  • WE WILL GO TO, I WILL GOPERSONALLY TO BAHRAIN,
  • 00:14:13.658 --> 00:14:17.696
  • AND THEN, THE OTHER EMIRATESAND THE GULF COUNTRIES
  • 00:14:17.796 --> 00:14:21.533
  • WILL FOLLOW UP, ANDEVEN SAUDI ARABIA
  • 00:14:21.633 --> 00:14:23.501
  • ARE SITTING ON THEFENCE AND, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:14:23.602 --> 00:14:26.238
  • THEY ARE MEASURINGWITH BABY STEPS,
  • 00:14:26.338 --> 00:14:30.842
  • BUT GOOD NEWS ARECOMING IN THE FUTURE.
  • 00:14:30.942 --> 00:14:33.778
  • - YOEL, IT'S JUST AGREAT THING TO SEE,
  • 00:14:33.879 --> 00:14:35.714
  • AND AS YOU MENTIONED, MOREIS VERY LIKELY ON THE WAY,
  • 00:14:35.814 --> 00:14:38.750
  • AND WE KNOW THATSHEBA MEDICAL CENTER
  • 00:14:38.850 --> 00:14:40.418
  • WILL BE AT THEFOREFRONT OF ALL OF IT.
  • 00:14:40.518 --> 00:14:42.387
  • YOU'RE IN A VERY EXCITINGPOSITION RIGHT NOW, YOEL.
  • 00:14:42.487 --> 00:14:44.389
  • KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK.
  • 00:14:44.489 --> 00:14:45.357
  • IT'S ALWAYS GREAT HAVING YOU.
  • 00:14:45.457 --> 00:14:46.291
  • WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN SOON.
  • 00:14:46.391 --> 00:14:47.626
  • - COMING UP, WE HEAD TO JORDAN,
  • 00:14:47.726 --> 00:14:49.294
  • A NATION WHICH ISRAEL HASBEEN AT PEACE WITH SINCE 1994
  • 00:14:49.394 --> 00:14:53.131
  • TO GET AN UP-CLOSELOOK AT THE VERY PLACE
  • 00:14:53.231 --> 00:14:55.800
  • WHERE GOD SHOWED MOSESTHE PROMISED LAND,
  • 00:14:55.901 --> 00:14:58.970
  • AND WE'RE JOINED THERE BY
  • 00:14:59.070 --> 00:15:00.305
  • THE ONE AND ONLY DANNY,THE DIGGER, HERMAN.
  • 00:15:00.405 --> 00:15:02.674
  • FOLKS, YOU WILL NOT WANTTO MISS THIS, DON'T MOVE.
  • 00:15:02.774 --> 00:15:06.945
  • [SOFT MUSIC]
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  • -[ANNOUNCER]TRAVELING TO ISRAEL,
  • 00:15:10.515 --> 00:15:11.816
  • THE LAND OF THE BIBLE, IS AONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE
  • 00:15:11.917 --> 00:15:15.020
  • THAT WILL REVOLUTIONIZEYOUR LIFE.
  • 00:15:15.120 --> 00:15:17.155
  • THIS MONTH, WE'REBRINGING ISRAEL TO YOU
  • 00:15:17.255 --> 00:15:19.591
  • WITH CUFI'S NEW "PROMISEDLAND" MINI BOOK.
  • 00:15:19.691 --> 00:15:22.527
  • WHILE YOU MAY NOT HAVEHAD THE OPPORTUNITY
  • 00:15:22.627 --> 00:15:24.229
  • TO PHYSICALLY STEP FOOTIN THIS SACRED LAND,
  • 00:15:24.329 --> 00:15:26.698
  • WE WANT YOU TO DISCOVERISRAEL FOR YOURSELF
  • 00:15:26.798 --> 00:15:29.100
  • IN A POWERFUL WAY.
  • 00:15:29.200 --> 00:15:30.302
  • CUFI'S "PROMISED LAND"BOOKLET WILL BRING
  • 00:15:30.402 --> 00:15:32.604
  • THE HOLY LAND TO LIFEAND TRANSFORM YOU,
  • 00:15:32.704 --> 00:15:35.473
  • AND THIS MONTH, IT'S YOURSWITH YOUR GIFT OF ANY AMOUNT.
  • 00:15:35.573 --> 00:15:38.643
  • ON EVERY PAGE, YOU'LLVISIT IMPORTANT BIBLICAL
  • 00:15:38.743 --> 00:15:40.979
  • AND HISTORICALSITES WITHIN ISRAEL
  • 00:15:41.079 --> 00:15:43.081
  • THAT WILL TRANSPORT YOUTO THE LAND OF THE BIBLE.
  • 00:15:43.181 --> 00:15:45.617
  • LEARN THE HISTORICAL ANDPRESENT-DAY SIGNIFICANCE
  • 00:15:45.717 --> 00:15:48.086
  • OF MAJOR SITES IN ISRAEL.
  • 00:15:48.186 --> 00:15:49.788
  • FROM THE SEA OFGALILEE TO JERUSALEM,
  • 00:15:49.888 --> 00:15:52.023
  • SEE THE SCRIPTURES UNFOLDBEFORE YOUR VERY EYES
  • 00:15:52.123 --> 00:15:54.793
  • AS YOU FOLLOW IN THEFOOTSTEPS OF OUR REDEEMER.
  • 00:15:54.893 --> 00:15:57.462
  • VISIT WWW.CUFI.ORG/PROMISEDLANDAND RECEIVE YOUR COPY TODAY.
  • 00:15:57.562 --> 00:16:06.705
  • [DRAMATIC MUSIC]
  • 00:16:06.805 --> 00:16:10.709
  • [MIDDLE EASTERN MUSIC]
  • 00:16:10.809 --> 00:16:25.190
  • - DANNY, WHAT A VIEWWE HAVE RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:16:25.290 --> 00:16:28.059
  • WE ARE STANDING ATOP MOUNT NEBO.
  • 00:16:28.159 --> 00:16:30.962
  • THIS WAS PART OF THE HOLY LAND.
  • 00:16:31.062 --> 00:16:32.864
  • AH, BUT WE'RE NOT IN THE LAND
  • 00:16:32.964 --> 00:16:34.766
  • THAT YOU AND I ARE USUALLYIN, THE LAND OF ISRAEL.
  • 00:16:34.866 --> 00:16:37.035
  • WE ARE IN JORDAN RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:16:37.135 --> 00:16:38.636
  • - THE HASHEMITEKINGDOM OF JORDAN,
  • 00:16:38.737 --> 00:16:41.506
  • IN BIBLICAL TIMES,THIS IS PRESUMABLY
  • 00:16:41.606 --> 00:16:43.975
  • THE VERY PLACE WHERE MOSESSAW THE PROMISED LAND,
  • 00:16:44.075 --> 00:16:46.544
  • OR MOST OF IT, BUT THE JORDANRIVER WILL BE AN OBSTACLE
  • 00:16:46.644 --> 00:16:50.148
  • HE WILL NOT OVERCOME.
  • 00:16:50.248 --> 00:16:52.517
  • -[ERICK] YEAH.
  • 00:16:52.617 --> 00:16:53.718
  • - HE WILL DIE BEFORE CROSSINGOVER THE JORDAN RIVER,
  • 00:16:53.818 --> 00:16:55.553
  • WILL BE BURIEDSOMEWHERE ON MOUNT NEBO.
  • 00:16:55.653 --> 00:16:57.789
  • THE BIBLE SAYS THAT IT DOESN'TKNOW ITS EXACT LOCATION.
  • 00:16:57.889 --> 00:17:00.959
  • AND JOSHUA WILL TAKE OVER.
  • 00:17:01.059 --> 00:17:02.127
  • -[ERICK] WOW.
  • 00:17:02.227 --> 00:17:03.228
  • - JOSHUA WILL MAKE SUREEVERYONE IS CIRCUMCISED,
  • 00:17:03.328 --> 00:17:05.430
  • AND THEN THEY WILL CROSS OVER,
  • 00:17:05.530 --> 00:17:07.499
  • WILL BATTLE THE CITY OF JERICHO.
  • 00:17:07.599 --> 00:17:08.967
  • YOU CAN SEE IT VAGUELY THERE
  • 00:17:09.067 --> 00:17:10.335
  • ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE VALLEY
  • 00:17:10.435 --> 00:17:12.303
  • AND WILL EVENTUALLYTAKE AND SETTLE
  • 00:17:12.404 --> 00:17:15.006
  • IN THE PROMISED LAND.
  • 00:17:15.106 --> 00:17:16.141
  • - NOW DANNY, SET THESCENE FOR US A BIT MORE.
  • 00:17:16.241 --> 00:17:18.443
  • NUMBER ONE, AGAIN, ANABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING VIEW,
  • 00:17:18.543 --> 00:17:21.546
  • GOD DOESN'T MAKE MISTAKES.
  • 00:17:21.646 --> 00:17:23.114
  • YOU CAN SEE WHY HEBROUGHT MOSES HERE
  • 00:17:23.214 --> 00:17:25.250
  • TO THIS VANTAGE POINT TOSHOW HIM THE PROMISED LAND.
  • 00:17:25.350 --> 00:17:28.353
  • SET THE SCENE.
  • 00:17:28.453 --> 00:17:29.521
  • OKAY, WE'RE HERE ONMOUNT NEBO IN JORDAN,
  • 00:17:29.621 --> 00:17:31.489
  • BUT AS YOU MENTIONED, JERICHO,
  • 00:17:31.589 --> 00:17:33.691
  • WHAT ELSE CAN WESEE OVER THE HORIZON
  • 00:17:33.792 --> 00:17:35.427
  • ON A CLEAR DAY HERE IN JORDAN?
  • 00:17:35.527 --> 00:17:37.128
  • - FIRST OF ALL, AT THELOWEST PART OF THIS VALLEY,
  • 00:17:37.228 --> 00:17:39.431
  • THE JORDAN MEANDERS ITSWAY INTO THE DEAD SEA,
  • 00:17:39.531 --> 00:17:42.434
  • RIGHT UNDER THE SUN.
  • 00:17:42.534 --> 00:17:44.402
  • ON A CLEAR DAY, YOUCAN SEE THE TOWERS
  • 00:17:44.502 --> 00:17:46.938
  • OVER MOUNT SCOPUSAND MOUNT OF OLIVES.
  • 00:17:47.038 --> 00:17:49.107
  • - SO YOU CAN SEE JERUSALEMFROM HERE ON A CLEAR DAY.
  • 00:17:49.207 --> 00:17:51.076
  • - YES, YES, YOU CAN SEETHE HOLY CITY OF JERUSALEM
  • 00:17:51.176 --> 00:17:53.244
  • ALSO FROM HERE QUITE WELL.
  • 00:17:53.344 --> 00:17:54.479
  • BETHLEHEM YOU CAN SEE, OKAY,
  • 00:17:54.579 --> 00:17:57.015
  • AND THE JUDEAN DESERT,SAMARIA, EASTERN MOUNTAINS,
  • 00:17:57.115 --> 00:18:01.719
  • THEY'RE ALL VERYVISIBLE FROM HERE,
  • 00:18:01.820 --> 00:18:03.888
  • THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY,IT'S JUST AROUND THE CORNER.
  • 00:18:03.988 --> 00:18:06.791
  • - YES, AND IT WASSO CLOSE TO MOSES,
  • 00:18:06.891 --> 00:18:08.660
  • HE COULD ALMOST TOUCH IT,
  • 00:18:08.760 --> 00:18:09.928
  • YET HE WAS NOT PERMITTED,THE BIBLE SAYS,
  • 00:18:10.028 --> 00:18:12.630
  • TO ENTER THE LAND, DANNY.
  • 00:18:12.730 --> 00:18:15.533
  • NOW SOME BELIEVE MOSES WASACTUALLY BURIED, DANNY,
  • 00:18:15.633 --> 00:18:18.570
  • IN THE VALLEY BELOW US, IFI'M NOT MISTAKEN, RIGHT?
  • 00:18:18.670 --> 00:18:22.107
  • - THE TEXT IS A BIT VAGUE.
  • 00:18:22.207 --> 00:18:23.274
  • IT MENTIONS THEMOUNTAINTOP AND THEN
  • 00:18:23.374 --> 00:18:24.909
  • IT MENTIONS A VALLEY,AND IT CONCLUDES
  • 00:18:25.009 --> 00:18:27.212
  • WITH THE STATEMENTTHAT THE TOMB LOCATION
  • 00:18:27.312 --> 00:18:30.014
  • IS REALLY JUST UNKNOWN,
  • 00:18:30.115 --> 00:18:32.517
  • AND MAYBE THAT'S DONE DELIBERATE
  • 00:18:32.617 --> 00:18:33.985
  • BECAUSE, IN JUDAISM, THEDESIRE IS TO WORSHIP ONLY GOD
  • 00:18:34.085 --> 00:18:38.756
  • IN ONLY ONE PLACE,UP IN JERUSALEM.
  • 00:18:38.857 --> 00:18:40.692
  • THE TOMB OF MOSES SHOULD NOT BE
  • 00:18:40.792 --> 00:18:42.393
  • ANY FOCAL POINT OF VENERATION.
  • 00:18:42.494 --> 00:18:44.429
  • - RIGHT.
  • 00:18:44.529 --> 00:18:45.497
  • - SO THE TEXT SAYS IT'SLOCATION IS UNKNOWN.
  • 00:18:45.597 --> 00:18:47.665
  • JOSHUA NOW TAKES OVER.
  • 00:18:47.765 --> 00:18:49.501
  • THEY WILL CROSS OVERTHE JORDAN RIVER
  • 00:18:49.601 --> 00:18:51.402
  • -[ERICK] THEISRAELITES CROSS OVER.
  • 00:18:51.503 --> 00:18:52.704
  • - WHERE THERE WILLINHERIT THE PROMISED LAND.
  • 00:18:52.804 --> 00:18:54.906
  • NOW, CENTURIES LATER,IN THE SAME AREA,
  • 00:18:55.006 --> 00:18:58.376
  • JOHN THE BAPTISTWILL START PREACHING
  • 00:18:58.476 --> 00:19:00.411
  • FOR THE END OF DAYSTHAT ARE COMING SOON
  • 00:19:00.512 --> 00:19:02.747
  • AND WILL START BAPTIZING PEOPLE
  • 00:19:02.847 --> 00:19:04.482
  • IN THE WATER OFTHE JORDAN RIVER.
  • 00:19:04.582 --> 00:19:06.384
  • TRADITION SAYS ITALSO HAPPENED HERE.
  • 00:19:06.484 --> 00:19:08.319
  • IN FACT, TRADITION SAYS...
  • 00:19:08.419 --> 00:19:09.687
  • - ON THE JORDANIAN SIDE?
  • 00:19:09.787 --> 00:19:10.788
  • - YES, IT SAYS ON BETHANYBEYOND THE JORDAN,
  • 00:19:10.889 --> 00:19:14.025
  • BUT IN THE SAME LOCATION,ARGUES THE TRADITION,
  • 00:19:14.125 --> 00:19:16.661
  • WHERE JOSHUA CROSSED OVER.
  • 00:19:16.761 --> 00:19:18.329
  • - WOW.
  • 00:19:18.429 --> 00:19:19.330
  • - THE SITE BECOMESHOLY FOR BOTH EVENTS,
  • 00:19:19.430 --> 00:19:20.865
  • AND EVEN ELIJAH SQUEEZESIN TO THAT AREA.
  • 00:19:20.965 --> 00:19:24.202
  • IT IS SAID THAT ELIJAHWENT UP TO THE HEAVENS ALSO
  • 00:19:24.302 --> 00:19:27.605
  • FROM THE JORDAN RIVER OROVER THE JORDAN RIVER.
  • 00:19:27.705 --> 00:19:30.542
  • - ALL ON THEJORDANIAN SIDE, DANNY,
  • 00:19:30.642 --> 00:19:32.744
  • THIS IS FASCINATING.
  • 00:19:32.844 --> 00:19:33.745
  • I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLEWATCHING AT HOME,
  • 00:19:33.845 --> 00:19:35.013
  • THEY MIGHT NOT KNOW THIS HISTORY
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  • THAT TOOK PLACE IN JORDAN.
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  • I PERSONALLY DID NOT REALIZE
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  • THAT ELIJAH ASCENDEDTO HEAVEN ON A CHARIOT
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  • ON THE JORDANIAN SIDEOF THE JORDAN RIVER.
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  • THIS IS FASCINATING...
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  • - CROSSED OVER AND THENHE WENT UP, INDEED.
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  • - THEN WE WENT UP, ANDHE WAS ALSO, PERHAPS,
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  • BORN ON THIS SIDE,ELIJAH THE TISHBITE.
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  • - ELIJAH, THE TISHBITES CAMEFROM THE GILEAD MOUNTAINS
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  • WHICH SHOULD BE INTHE NORTHERN AREA.
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  • THIS IS THE BEGINNINGOF THE MOABITE LAND.
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  • BEYOND THIS IS THELAND OF THE EDOMITES,
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  • LATER THE LAND OFTHE NABATEANS, PETRA.
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  • PETRA IS ALSO IN JORDAN,A SPECTACULAR PLACE.
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  • - YEAH, AND YOUMENTIONED THE MOABITES.
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  • I THINK OF RUTH,OBVIOUSLY, THE STORY
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  • OF RUTH AND NAOMI,RUTH, A MOABITE.
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  • - YES, DAVID IS AQUARTER OF A MOABITE,
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  • AND BETHLEHEM,WHERE HE CAME FROM
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  • IS RIGHT UNDER THE SUN.
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  • UNFORTUNATELY, IT'STOO CLOUDY TODAY,
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  • BUT THAT'S ALSOVISIBLE FROM HERE.
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  • NOW, WE MENTIONEDJOHN THE BAPTIST,
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  • MUCH OF HIS MINISTRYAND BAPTIZING, DANNY,
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  • ON THIS SIDE OFTHE JORDAN RIVER.
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  • AGAIN, IT'S ALMOST LIKE JORDAN
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  • IS AN EXTENSIONOF THE HOLY LAND.
  • 00:20:31.436 --> 00:20:34.372
  • - IT'S PART OF IT.
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  • IN HISTORICAL PERIODS,IT WAS PART OF IT,
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  • BOTH IN THE IRON AGE, IT WASTHE LOTS OF THE ISRAELITES.
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  • REUBEN AND GAD WERE HERE.
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  • - SO, TWO OF THETRIBES OF THE 12 TRIBES
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  • WERE HERE ON THE JORDANIAN SIDE.
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  • - INDEED, THEN IN ROMANTIMES, IN MACCABEAN TIMES,
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  • IT'S ALSO PART OF IT.
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  • HEROD HAD ONE OF HIS FORTRESSES,
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  • THE SITE OF MIKAWEROR MAKHAIRA WAS HERE
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  • ON THE JORDANIANSIDE OF THE VALLEY,
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  • AND EVEN IN THE MIDDLE AGES,
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  • THE CRUSADERS ALSORULED PART OF THIS SIDE
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  • IN SHOBAK AND KERAK.
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  • - YES, WOW, SO THEROOTS RUN DEEP HERE.
  • 00:21:05.703 --> 00:21:09.007
  • THERE'S ALSO A BYZANTINEERA PRESENCE HERE
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  • I WANT TO DISCUSS WITHYOU IN A SECOND, DANNY,
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  • BUT FIRST, JOHN THEBAPTIST, A KEY FIGURE HERE
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  • IN JORDANIAN CHRISTIANHISTORY IN PARTICULAR.
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  • LOOK, JESUS WAS BAPTIZED AGAIN,
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  • ON THIS SIDE OFTHE JORDAN RIVER.
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  • I THINK THAT'LL SHOCK ALOT OF PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT.
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  • - YES, MOST PEOPLE GO ANDVISIT THE BAPTISM SITE
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  • NEXT TO JERICHO.
  • 00:21:31.262 --> 00:21:32.163
  • -[ERICK] ON THE ISRAELI SIDE.
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  • - BUT THE TEXT SAYS IT WASAT BETHANY BEYOND THE JORDAN,
  • 00:21:33.531 --> 00:21:36.934
  • AND WHEN YOU REALLY GO THERE,
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  • YOU SEE THAT IT MAKES MORE SENSE
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  • THAT THAT WILL BE THEPLACE WHERE JOHN IS ACTIVE
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  • BECAUSE THERE ARE,LIKE, PLACES TO LIVE IN.
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  • ON THE WESTERN, ISRAELI SIDE,
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  • IT'S JUST A BARREN LANDSCAPE.
  • 00:21:46.010 --> 00:21:47.645
  • - AND BY THE WAY,PEOPLE MIGHT BE SHOCKED,
  • 00:21:47.745 --> 00:21:49.647
  • BUT THERE WAS QUITEA JEWISH PRESENCE
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  • 2000 YEARS AGO HERE IN JORDAN.
  • 00:21:53.318 --> 00:21:55.553
  • I THINK OF JOHN THEBAPTIST AGAIN, DANNY,
  • 00:21:55.653 --> 00:21:57.255
  • NOT FAR FROM HERE.
  • 00:21:57.355 --> 00:21:58.589
  • HE WAS IMPRISONED AND BEHEADEDAT A FORTRESS HERE IN JORDAN.
  • 00:21:58.690 --> 00:22:03.961
  • - CALLED MACHAERUS, THEREWAS ALSO A JEWISH COLONY
  • 00:22:04.062 --> 00:22:06.397
  • IN A SITE CALLED TODAY INARABIC, [SPEAKING IN ARABIC],
  • 00:22:06.497 --> 00:22:09.534
  • AND THIS SITE IS JUST FILLED
  • 00:22:09.634 --> 00:22:11.869
  • WITH SUCH RICH ANDDIVERSE HISTORY.
  • 00:22:11.969 --> 00:22:14.272
  • - IT TRULY IS BIBLICAL HISTORY.
  • 00:22:14.372 --> 00:22:15.573
  • NOW, YOU AND I WERE TALKINGBEFORE THE SHOW, DANNY.
  • 00:22:15.673 --> 00:22:17.575
  • WE SHOULD SEE THE TOURBUSES ROLLING UP HERE
  • 00:22:17.675 --> 00:22:19.844
  • ALL OVER JORDAN BECAUSEMUCH, AS A CHRISTIAN,
  • 00:22:19.944 --> 00:22:22.313
  • MUCH OF MY FAITH, ALOT OF THE KEY EVENTS,
  • 00:22:22.413 --> 00:22:24.549
  • UNFOLDED RIGHT HEREON THE JORDANIAN SIDE
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  • OF THE JORDAN RIVER.
  • 00:22:27.051 --> 00:22:28.252
  • - DEFINITELY, FOR A CHRISTIAN,
  • 00:22:28.353 --> 00:22:30.021
  • THE BAPTISM SITE, THE TOMBOF MOSES OR MOUNT NEBO,
  • 00:22:30.121 --> 00:22:34.292
  • AND WHERE JOHN THEBAPTIST WERE BEHEADED,
  • 00:22:34.392 --> 00:22:36.694
  • I THINK THEY ARE A MUSTFOR EVERY CHRISTIAN PILGRIM
  • 00:22:36.794 --> 00:22:39.630
  • COMING TO THE HOLY LAND.
  • 00:22:39.731 --> 00:22:40.732
  • THIS IS PART OF THE HOLY LAND.
  • 00:22:40.832 --> 00:22:42.333
  • - AS ISRAEL NORMALIZES RELATIONSWITH ITS ARAB NEIGHBORS,
  • 00:22:42.433 --> 00:22:46.270
  • SOME ARE ASKING WHETHERTHIS IS THE FALSE PEACE
  • 00:22:46.371 --> 00:22:49.741
  • TALKED ABOUT IN THEBOOK OF REVELATION.
  • 00:22:49.841 --> 00:22:52.076
  • FOLKS, THIS IS NOT THAT.
  • 00:22:52.176 --> 00:22:54.278
  • THAT DAY HAS NOT YET COMEIN THE PROPHETIC TIMELINE.
  • 00:22:54.379 --> 00:22:58.249
  • AS FOR THE RECENT DEALS,
  • 00:22:58.349 --> 00:22:59.884
  • YOU CAN TELL A LOT ABOUTTHEM BY WHO IS OPPOSING THEM.
  • 00:22:59.984 --> 00:23:03.388
  • THE LOUDEST VOICES SLAMMINGTHE ABRAHAM ACCORDS
  • 00:23:03.488 --> 00:23:06.891
  • WERE THE IRANIAN REGIME,TURKEY, HAMAS AND HEZBOLLAH.
  • 00:23:06.991 --> 00:23:11.229
  • THAT SHOULD TELL YOU SOMETHING.
  • 00:23:11.329 --> 00:23:13.197
  • THE BAD ACTORS LIKE IRAN KNOW
  • 00:23:13.297 --> 00:23:15.666
  • THESE DEALS LEAVE THEMFURTHER ISOLATED AND CUT OFF
  • 00:23:15.767 --> 00:23:19.437
  • FROM THE PROSPERITY THATWILL COME TO THE MIDDLE EAST
  • 00:23:19.537 --> 00:23:22.306
  • AS NATIONS LIKETHE UAE AND BAHRAIN
  • 00:23:22.407 --> 00:23:24.942
  • CONTINUE TO ACCEPTISRAEL'S RIGHT TO EXIST
  • 00:23:25.042 --> 00:23:28.312
  • BECAUSE, FOLKS, ISRAELISN'T GOING ANYWHERE.
  • 00:23:28.413 --> 00:23:32.250
  • WE TALK A LOT HERE ABOUTTHE POWER OF GENESIS 12:3
  • 00:23:32.350 --> 00:23:35.486
  • AND RIGHTFULLY SO, BUT SOMETIMES
  • 00:23:35.586 --> 00:23:38.289
  • THE SECOND PART OF THATVERSE IS OVERLOOKED,
  • 00:23:38.389 --> 00:23:41.225
  • WHEN GOD TELLS ABRAHAMTHAT THROUGH ISRAEL
  • 00:23:41.325 --> 00:23:44.462
  • ALL NATIONS ON EARTHSHALL BE BLESSED.
  • 00:23:44.562 --> 00:23:47.331
  • THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT'SHAPPENING RIGHT NOW.
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