Jerusalem Dateline: 2/23/18 P.A. Tortured Palestinians for Preventing Terror

>> THIS WEEK ON “JERUSALEM DATELINE,” CONGRESS PREPARES TO SLASH FUNDS THAT THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY UNLESS THEY STOP PAYING TO SLAY PLUS…PALESTINIANS BRUTALLY TORTURED BY OTHER PALESTINIANS FOR SAVING THE LIVES OF ISRAELIS WHO WILL HELP THEM >>> AND ISRAEL AND IRAN FACE OFF IN MUNICH >>> HELLO, AND WELCOME TO THIS EDITION OF “JERUSALEM DATELINE.” I’M JULIE STAAL, FILLING IN FOR CHRIS MITCHELL >>> THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN THE LARGEST DONOR TO THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY BY FAR SINCE THE SIGNING OF THE OSLO ACCORDS BETWEEN ISRAEL AND THE PALESTINIANS IN 1994 BUT MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF THE P.A.’S PRACTICE OF PAYING TERRORISTS WITH U.S TAXPAYER FUNDS TO MURDER ISRAELIS, AND THEY’RE READY TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT JENNIFER WISHON IS IN WASHINGTON AND EXPLAINS WHAT IS COMING >> Jennifer: THE TAYLOR FORCE ACT, WHICH ALREADY PASSED THE HOUSE, IS EXPECTED TO BE VOTED ON IN THE SENATE NEXT WEEK THE BILL CUTS U.S. FUNDING FOR THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY UNLESS IT ENDS ITS PRACTICE OF PAY TO SLAY LAST YEAR THE P.A. MADE PAY TO SLAY PAYMENTS TO 30,000 PEOPLE, TO THE TUNE OF $355 MILLION THE BILL MOVING THROUGH CONGRESS IS NAMED FOR TAYLOR FORCE, AN AMERICAN COMBAT VETERAN MURDERED WHILE VISITING ISRAEL THE TERRORIST WHO BRUTALLY STABBED HIM WAS KILLED BY POLICE, BUT THE P.A PRAISED HIM, AND HIS FAMILY IS NOW SET FOR LIFE IT’S A CHILLING PRACTICE THAT AMERICAN LAWMAKERS SAY MUST STOP, AS SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM SAID THIS WEEK ON A FACT-FINDING TOUR OF THE MIDDLE EAST >> IT BOTHERS ME GREATING THAT THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY WOULD BE PAYING THEIR YOUNG PEOPLE TO BECOME TERRORISTS HAVING SAID, I STAND READY TO WORK WITH THE PALESTINIANS, BUT THE TAYLOR FORCE HAS TO BE DEALT WITH AS A PRE-CONDITION FOR ME >> Julie: THIS COMES AMID OTHER CONTROVERSY WITHIN THE U.S. ANDT PALESTINIANS LEADERS PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID HE WOULD CUT FUNDING FOR THE UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY, IF P.A. C.D DOESN’T RETURN TO THE NEGOTIATING TABLE THE FUND WAS ESTABLISHED NEARLY 70 YEARS AGO TO HELP POVERTY-STRICKEN PALESTINIANS BUT CRITICS SAY PALESTINIAN REFUGEES SHOULDN’T STILL EXIST AND ABBAS THREATENED MORE TERRORISM AT THE U.N. THIS WEEK IS THE U.S. DOESN’T RESTORE THAT FUNDING, AND ABBAS HAS PROMISED NOT TO MEET WITH U.S. PEACE NEGOTIATORS UNTIL THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION REVERSES ITS DECISION TO MOVE THEIR EMBASSY FROM TEL AVIV TO JERUSALEM >> I WILL DECLINE THE ADVICE I WAS RECENTLY GIVEN BY YOUR TOP NEGOTIATOR, SAED ERACOT I WILL NOT SHUT UP RATHER, I WILL RESPECTFULLY SPEAK SOME HARD TRUTHS >> Reporter: TENSIONS WILL LIKELY REMAIN HIGH AS THE SENATE TAKES UP THE TAYLOR FORCE ACT NEXT WEEK IT IS EXPECTED TO PASS JENNIFER WISHON, CBN NEWS, WASHINGTON >> Julie: CBN NEWS HAS FOLLOWED THE CONTROVERSIAL PRACTICE CALLED PAY TO SLAY AND NOW WE HAVE ACCOUNTS OF HOW THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY BRUTALLY TORTURED ITS OWN CITIZENS WHO TRIED TO SAVE THE LIVES OF ISRAELIS BY PREVENPREVENTING SUCH ATTACKS DOZEN OF PALESTINIAN ABUSE VICTIMS ARE BREAKING THEIR SILENCE WE WARN YOU, THE STORIES ARE GRAPHIC >> Chris: WHAT DO YOU CALL A MAN WHO SAVES THE LIVES OF INNOCENT MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN, A HERO? NOT IF YOU’RE A PALESTINIAN PREVENTING TERROR ATTACKS AND SAVING THE LIVES OF JEWISH ISRAELIS AND OTHERS [SPEAKING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE] >> Through Translator: I KNOW THEY TRIED TO GO AND KILL PEOPLE ON THE STREETS >> Chris: BUT THAT’S NOT THE VIEW OF THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY WHO CONDEMN THIS MAN AND OTHERS AS COLLABORATORS FOR HELPING ISRAEL SOME SAY THOUSANDS OF PALESTINIANS UNDERWENT TORTURE, EVEN DEATH, FOR ACTS THE REST OF THE WORLD WOULD CALL HEROIC THAT’S WHY AN ISRAELI LAW FIRM HERE IS REPRESENTING 52 ACCUSED COLLABORATORS AND SUING THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY FOR COMPENSATION >> WE HAVE THE PRIVILEGE TO REPRESENT THOSE ARABS WHO WERE TORTURED, TO GIVE A LITTLE BIT OF COMFORT AND TRY TO PROTECT THOSE PEOPLE >> Chris: THE VIOLENCE TOOK OFF IN THE 199 1990s

AFTER THE SIGNING OF OSLO ACCORDS BETWEEN ISRAEL AND THE P.L.O THAT IS WHAT IS CALLED THE PEACE PROCESS TODAY >> TERROR WAS RAMPANT IN ISRAEL THERE WEREN’T JUST A FEW PALESTINIANS HELPING ISRAELIS TO FIGHT TERRORISM >> Chris: THE OSLO ACCORDS REQUIRED THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY TO FIGHT TER >> ReporterTERROR BUT ACCORDING TO THIS ATTORNEY, THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN >> THEY CARRIED OUT ACTIONS AGAINST THOUGH COLLABORATORS WHO WERE TRYING TO PREVENT TERROR THEY CAPTURED THEM AND IMPRISONED THEM IN CONDITIONS THAT WERE VERY HARD, AND THEY TORTURED THEM TO GET A CONFESSION FROM THEM THAT THEY HELPED ISRAEL >> Chris: THE STORIES ARE HIDEOUS >> THEY TOOK HIS LITTLE SISTER, A TEENAGER, BROUGHT HER TO JAIL AND THREATENED HIM, IF YOU DON’T CONFESS, WE’LL RAPE YOUR SISTER THEY HAD NO RED LINES SO HE CONFESSED, BUT IT DIDN’T HELP SHE WAS MURDERED WHAT SHE WENT THROUGH UNTIL SHE DIED, WE DON’T KNOW IT IS REALLY LIKE ISIS >> Chris: THIS MAN, WHO WE’LL CALL BABBAR, TO PROTECT HIS IDENTITY SAYS THIS >> I SAID, I DON’T WORK FOR THE ISRAELIS >> Chris: THIS IS JUST ONE KIND OF TORTURE HE ENDURED >> THEY TIE YOR HANDS AND FEET, AND BEAT YOU IN THE HEAD AND IN EVER DIRECTION IN THE END, YOU’RE GOING TO DIE AND WE WILL THROW YOU ON THE GARBAGE WE’LL DO THIS AND THIS AND THIS WE WILL RAPE YOU >> Chris: ACCORDING TO BABBAR, HE FACED NO OFFICIAL CHARGES OR HAD HIS DAY IN COURT HIS PARENTS COULDN’T VISIT, AND THE RED CROSS WAS APPARENTLY NEVER NOTIFIED OF HIS CONFINEMENT >> EVERY DAY FOR SEVEN MONTHS, I WAS UNDER INTERROGATION FROM NIGHT UNTIL MORNING, BEATINGS, BURNING MY HANDS — THEY USED EVERYTHING FINALLY THEY STUCK A WIRE UP MY PRIVATE PARTS AND LIT IT ON FIRE >> Chris: AFTER SEVEN LONG MONTHS, HE SIGNED A PAPER THAT SERVED AS A GUARD IN THE PRISON, UNTIL HIS PARENTS RAISED ENOUGH MONEY TO BUY HIS RELEASE >> PEOPLE CAME TO MY HOUSE, SCREAMING ONE OF THEM SAID, EXCUSE ME, CAN YOU COME WITH US TO OUR INTERNAL SECURITY OF THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY? I SAID, FINE I COULDN’T TELL THEM NO THE-MINUTTHE MINUTE I WALKED IN THEIR DOOR, 40 MEN FELL ON ME AND STARTING BEATING ME TO DEATH >> Chris: WHEN THEY STOPPED, THEY LEFT HIM BRUISED, BEATING, AND ALONE >> IN THE EVENING, THEY CAME TO ME AND ONE SAID TO ME, I’M HITLER YOU KNOW WHAT HITLER DID TO THE JEWS I SAID, YES AND HE SAID, LIKE HITLER DID TO THE JEWS, I AM GOING TO DO TO YOU, COLLABORATORS >> Chris: THE BEATINGS AND TORTURE WENT ON FOR A YEAR AND A HALF THEN IN 2002, ISRAEL BEGAN OPERATION DEFENSE SIEVE SHIELD IDEFENSIVESHIELD, AND MAHMED WAS FREED >> AFTER TWO OR THREE DAYS, THEY CAME TO OUR VILLAGE, AND THEY STARTED TO SHOOT AT MY HOUSE THEY WANTED TO TAKE ME OUT AND KILL ME, BUT GOD DIDN’T WANT ME TO DIE AT THE MOMENT SO I ARGUED WITH THEM AND ESCAPED TO THE STATE OF ISRAEL >> Chris: FREEDOM HASN’T BEEN EASY HOWEVER FOR THESE FALSELY ACCUSED PALESTINIANS MANY DON’T HAVE ISRAELI CITIZENSHIP OR MEDICAL INSURANCE OTHERS CAN’T WORK BECAUSE OF PHYSICAL INJURIES AND EMOTIONAL TRAUMA PLUS, THEY’RE SEPARATED FROM THEIR FAMILIES >> THE STATE HAS A BIG OBLIGATION TO THESE PEOPLE AND THE TIME HAS COME THAT WE PAY THEM BACK THEIR REWARD >> Chris: FORTUNATELY, THEY NOW HAVE HOPE MORE THAN 15 YEARS AFTER THE TORTURE ENDED, THEIR LAWYERS WON A SUIT, LEADING TO A 2,000 PAGE VERDICT FROM THE JUDGE INITIALLY IT PROVIDES THE VICTIMS ABOUT $420,000, ENOUGH TO COVER MEDICAL EVALUATIONS THE NEXT MOVE: DETERMINING THE EXTENT OF THEIR INJURIES AND CLAIMING AN ESTIMATED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN DAMAGES FROM THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY THAT MONEY COULD BE DEDUCTED FROM THE $200 MILLION IN TAX MONEY THAT ISRAEL COLLECTS ON BEHALF OF THE P.E. A. EACH MONTH >> THE PALESTINIANS WILL NOT GIVE IT TO US THEY ARE GIVING MONEY TO TERRORISTS TO KILL OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS >> Chris: AND THAT IS WIDELY KNOWN AS PAY TO SLAY EACH YEAR THE P.A. DOLES OUT SOME $300 MILLION IN COMPENSATION, MUCH OF IT AMERICAN TAX DOLLARS, TO TERRORISTS WHO ATTACK ISRAELIS >> YOUR TAX MONEY GOES TO TERRORISTS INSTEAD OF THAT, YOU NEED TO AT LEAST TO SUPPORT THIS CAUSE BY HELPING THE PEOPLE WHO PREVENT TERROR WE ARE TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE WHO RISK THEIR LIVES TO PREVENT SUICIDE BOMBERS TO BOMB INSIDE BUSES WITH CHILDREN AND WOMEN

THOSE ARE HEROS >> Chris: THIS ATTORNEY SAYS THE STORY IS EVEN MORE SHOCKING HE SAYS OF THE MORE THAN 230 HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS THEY NOTIFIED, 99% REPLIED THEY HAVE NO MEANS TO HELP >> WHERE IS THE U.N.? WHERE IS EVERYBODY WHO LIKES TO SPEAK ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST? THIS IS THE REAL STORY >> Chris: ONLY ONE GROUP TOOK THE CHALLENGE >> WE FEEL THAT REDEEMING THE RIGHTS OF PALESTINIANS IS OUR OBLIGATION >> Chris: MARY SHALLEM SAYS HELPING THESE MEN IS WHAT BEING HUMAN IS ALL ABOUT >> WE HAVE AN EXPLANATION WHY THE OTHER HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS DIDN’T WANT TO TAKE CARE OF IT THEY DIDN’T WANT TO DEAL WITH THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY AND THE OTHER REASON IS, WE’RE DEALING WITH COLLABORATORS WHO HAVE THE SECURITY OF ISRAEL >> Chris: THEY’VE TAKEN THE FIRST STEPS IN A LONG BATTLE NOW THEY HOPE ISRAEL AND THE WEST WILL JOIN THEM IN STANDING BEHIND THESE UNSUNG HEROS CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS, JERUSALEM >> Julie: TURNING TO IRAN, ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU AND IRAN’S FOREIGN MINISTER ZARIF FACED OFF AT A GLOBAL SECURITY SUMMIT IN MUNICH, GERMANY AS CHRIS MITCHELL REPORTS, IT IS THE LATEST CONFRONTATION BETWEEN ISRAEL AND IRAN >> Chris: AT THE CONFERENCE, ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU HELD UP A PIECE OF AN IRANIAN DRONE SHOT DOWN OVER ISRAEL JUST LAST WEEK >> IRAN ALSO DENIES THAT IT HAS COMMITTED AN ACT OF AGGRESSION AGAINST ISRAEL LAST WEEK, THAT IT SENT A DRONE INTO OUR AIR SPACE TO THREATEN OUR PEOPLE WELL, HERE IS A PIECE OF THAT IRANIAN DRONE, OR WHAT IS LEFT OF IT AFTER WE SHOT IT DOWN I BROUGHT IT HERE SO YOU CAN SEE FOR YOURSELF MR. ZARIF, DO YOU RECOGNIZE THIS? YOU SHOULD; IT’S YOURS YOU CAN TAKE BACK WITH YOU A MESSAGE TO THE TYRANTS OF TEHRAN: DO NOT TEST ISRAEL’S RESOLVE >> Chris: ZARIF DISMISSED NETANYAHU’S CLAIM >> YOU ARE THE AUDIENCE FOR A CARTOONIC CIRCUS THIS DOES NOT EVEN DESERVE THE DIGNITY OF A RESPONSE >> Chris: ZARIF DENIED IRAN WANTS TO DOMINATE THE MIDDLE EAST >> WE BELIEVE IN AND HAVE PROPOSED CREATING WHAT WE CALL A STRONG REGION, RATHER THAN A STRONG MAN IN THE REGION WE DO NOT WANT TO BE THE HEDAMON IN THE REGION, AS WE BELIEVE THE ERROR OF HEDAMONY IS LONG PAST >> Chris: BUT NETANYAHU REITERATED IRAN’S GOAL TO DOMINATE THE REGION >> NOWHERE ARE IRAN’S VISIONS MORE CLEAR THAN IN SYRIA THEY HOPE TO COMPLETE A CONTINUOUS EMPIRE, LINKING THE CAS POO CASPIAN TO THE MEDITERRANEAN FOR SOME TIME I’VE BEEN WARNING ABOUT THIS DEVELOPMENT I MADE CLEAR IN WORD AND DEED THAT ISRAEL HAS RED LINES IT WILL ENFORCE ISRAEL WILL CONTINUE TO PREVENT IRAN FROM ESTABLISHING THE PERMANENT MILITARY PRESENCE IN SYRIA ISRAEL WILL CONTINUE TO ACT TO PREVENT IRAN FROM ESTABLISHING ANOTHER TERROR BASE FROM WHICH TO THREATEN ISRAEL >> Chris: NETANYAHU REMINDED THE LEADERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD, THE LESSON OF HISTORY WHEN BRITAIN’S NEVEL CHAMBER MAMANSIGNED THE AGREEMENT, APPEASING ADOLPH HITLER, LEADING TO WORLD WAR II >> IT HAD FAR-REACHING CONSEQUENCES A DISASTEROUS AGREEMENT WAS SIGNED HERE THAT SET THE WORLD ON A COURSE TOWARDS HISTORY’S MOST HORRIFIC WAR TWO DECADES AFTER, A WAR THAT CLAIMED 60 MILLION LIVES THE LEADERS WHO MET IN MUNICH CHOSE TO APPEASE HITLER’S REGIME RATHER THAN CONFRONT IT >> Chris: CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS, JERUSALEM >> Julie: COMING UP, A >> Julie: A FIRST-TIME BIBLE STUDY IN ISRAEL IS BEING CALLED A FULFILLMENT OF SCRIPTURE AN HISTORIC MOVE TOWARDS UNITY, CHRISTIANS JOINED JEWS TO STUDY THE WORD OF GOD CHRIS MITCHELL TALKED TO THOSE INVOLVED ABOUT ITS IMPORTANCE AND SIGNIFICANCE >> Chris: RABBI AND KNESSET MEMBER YAHUDA SAWFERREOFFERED THE BIBLE STUDY >> I SHALL SING AND GIVE PRAISE TO THE LORD HALLELUJAH >> HALLELUJAH! >> IT IS EXCITING TO SEE HOW THE WORDS OF THE PROPHETS ARE REALLY COME ABOUT WE HAVE PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD WHO WANT TO COME AND STUDY THE BIBLE FROM JERUSALEM EXACTLY AS I SAID E, THE WORD OF GOD FROM JERUSALEM >> Chris: SOME 200 CHRISTIANS AND JEWS CAME TOGETHER >> THEY CAME TO STUDY THE BIBLE TOGETHER IT IS AMAZING THE BIBLE, THAT HAS BEEN A SOURCE OF DIVISION BETWEEN

JEWS AND CHRISTIANS THROUGHOUT OUR LONG HISTORY, IS NOW THE SOURCE OF UNITY BETWEEN OUR PEOPLE >> TODAY’S STUDY IS REALLY DEDICATED >> Chris: RABI RABBI TULE WEIZ SAYS IT IS SIGNIFICANT THAT THE EVENT HAPPENED IN JERUSALEM >> 1 ISAIAH SAYS, IN THE END OF DAYS, ALL OF THE NATIONS ARE GOING TO COME STREAMING UP TO JERUSALEM, AND THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE TODAY, AT THE KNESSET IT IS REALLY EXCITING >> JEWS AND CHRISTIANS THEY E SA SAY THIS IS HISTORIC, THE FIRST TIME IN THE KNESSET FOR ME, IT IS SORT OF LIKE PINCH ME TIME IT REALLY IS SPECIAL >> Chris: FOR YEARS, GLICK HAS CAMPAIGNED FOR WIDER ACCESS TO THE TEMPLE MOUNT, WHERE ONLY MUSLIMS ARE ALLOWED TO PRAY THAT PUBLIC STANCE LED TO A SHOOTING THAT SERIOUSLY WOUNDED GLICK SEVERAL YEARS AGO HE BELIEVES THE TEMPLE MOUNT IS THE KEY >> IT IS THE KEY TO ALL THINGS IT IS THIS EXACT THING THAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT >> Chris: SOME SEE THIS AS AN EXCITING TIME >> WE’RE LIVING IN AN AMAZING HOUR IT IS HUMBLING TO BE ABLE TO GO BACK INTO THE NATIONS AS AMBASSADORS, TO BE ABLE TO LET THEM KNOW WE’RE LIVING IN PROBABLY THE MOST EXCITING TIME SINCE THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST >> Chris: CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS, JERUSALEM >> Julie: COMING UP, ISRAEL’S TOURISM MINISTRY REACHES OUT TO EVANGELICAL >> Julie: THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS MADE SIGNIFICANT GAINS IN RELATIONS WITH ISRAEL AND EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS THE ISRAELI TOURISM MINISTRY HOPES THAT FORMULA CAN ALSO BRING MORE VISITORS TO THE HOLY LAND CHRIS MITCHELL HAS THAT STORY >> Chris: 17 CHRISTIAN LEADERS WHO ARE ON PRESIDENT TRUMP’S EVANGELICAL FAITH ADVISORY BOARD VISITED ISRAEL THIS WEEK AS GUESTS OF ISRAEL’S MINISTRY OF TOURISM >> ISRAEL IS LIKE HOME BECAUSE OF OUR FAITH, AND BECAUSE OF SO MANY SIGNIFICANT EVENTS WE READ ABOUT IN THE BIBLE HAPPENED RIGHT HERE IN THIS VERY PLACE >> Chris: THE TRIP IS PART OF AN ONGOING PROGRAM, INTENDED TO DEEPEN TIES WITH EVANGELICALS IN THE U.S >> THIS IS A CHANCE TO SEE THE LATEST DISCOVERIES AND HAVE BRIEFINGS BY GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN GOD’S LAND >> Chris: CBN NEWS SPOKE WITH GREG LAURIE DR. ROBERT JEFFREY, SR PASTOR, AND DR. JACK GRAHAM, PASTOR OF PRESTONWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH IN TEXAS >> WE’RE NOT HERE REPRESENTING THE PRESIDENT, BUT WE’RE HERE AS FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS OF ISRAEL >> THE TRIAL COULD ACTUALLY TAKE PLACE, INSTEAD OF KING HAROD, RIGHT HER WITH PILATE >> Chris: SHARAR SERVES AS A CULTURE AS THE TOWER OF DAVID MUSEUM IN JERUSALEM >> WE’RE ALL SAYING BEFORE COMING TO ISRAEL, YOU READ THE BIBLE YOU SEE IT IN BLACK AND WHITE ONCE YOU VISIT ISRAEL, THEN EVERY CHAPTER, EVERY TIME YOU READ ABOUT PAUL, PETER, OR JESUS, IT IS ALL VIVID AND WHITE, AND EVERYTHING BECOMES IN FULL COLOR SOMETHING HAPPENS IN YOUR SOUL >> Chris: WHILE MANY OF THE LEADERS HAD VISITED BEFORE, THEY STILL TALKED OF SEEING NEW THINGS >> WE JUST SAW A SPOT A FEW MOMENTS AGO THAT I HAVE NEVER BEEN TO BEFORE, WHICH MIGHT HAVE BEEN THE ACTUAL AREA WHERE CHRIST WAS TRIED THAT WAS AMAZING TO ME >> WE’RE TOLD IN THE SCRIPTURES JESUS WAS TAKEN FROM PILATE INTO HAROD’S CASTLE OR PALACE AND HERE WE ARE IN MY LIFETIME TO SEE IT >> Chris: WE ASKED ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF ISRAELI-U.S. RELATIONS >> I THINK AS WE HAVE STOOD WITH THE ONLY REAL DEMOCRACY IN THE MIDDLE EAST — AND NOT JUST THAT, BUT BECAUSE THEY’VE BEEN OUR TRUE FRIENDS AND ALLIES — >> WE UNDERSTAND EVERY OTHER NATION OF THE WORLD HAS THE RIGHT TO NAME ITS OWN CAPITAL, SO WHY SHOULDN’T ISRAEL? 3,000 YEARS AGO, DAVID WAS THE ONE WHO NAMED JERUSALEM AS THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL WE’RE SIMPLY CONFIRMING WHAT HISTORY HAS ALREADY TAUGHT US >> Chris: ALTHOUGH THIS TRIP IS MEANT TO ENCOURAGE VISITS TO ISRAEL, THESE MEN SEE IT AS A PILGRIMAGE THAT GOES DEEPER THAN TOURISM >> THE BIBLE IS LIKE THE G.P.S. OF ISRAEL YOU FOLLOW YOUR BIBLE AROUND THIS CITY AND AROUND THIS LAND AND YOU’LL SEE SO MUCH THAT IS SO IMPORTANT >> WHEN WE COME HERE, WE SEE ONCE AGAIN THAT OUR

FAITH IS NOT BUILT ON FICTION IT IS BUILT ON HISTORICAL FACT AND I FIND PEOPLE HAVE A WHOLE NEW WAY OF UNDERSTANDING AND BELIEVING THE BIBLE AFTER THEY’VE BEEN TO ISRAEL >> Chris: CHRIS MITCHELL, TOWER DAVID MUSEUM, OLD CITY, JERUSALEM >> Julie: COMING UP, BILLY GRAHAM’S VISIT TO >> Julie: WORLD FAMOUS EVANGELIST BILLY GRAHAM DIED AT THE AGE OF 99 ON FEBRUARY 21st HE PREACHED TO MORE THAN 200 MILLION PEOPLE THROUGH HIS MEETINGS, IN 185 COUNTRIES IN TERRITORIES AROUND THE WORLD AND HE REACHED HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS MORE THROUGH TELEVISION, FILM, AND WEBCASTS ONE OF THOSE APPEARANCES WAS IN A VIDEO HE MADE IN 1960 WHEN HE VISITED ISRAEL READING FROM THE BOOKS OF JOHN AND 1 CORINTHIANS, GRAHAM SHARED THE RESURRECTION MESSAGE AT THE GARDEN TOMB IN JERUSALEM >> THEN COMES SIMON PETER FOLLOWING HIM, AND HE WENT INTO THE SECULAR, AND SEE IF THE LINEN CLOTHES LIE AND IT WAS WRAPPED TOGETHER IN A PLACE BY ITSELF THEN WENT IN, ALSO, THAT OTHER DISCIPLE, WHICH CAME FIRST TO THE SEPLACA, AND HE SAW AND BELIEVED FOR YET THEY KNEW NOT THE SCRIPTURE, THAT HE MUST RISE AGAIN FROM THE DEAD THEN THE DISCIPLES WENT AGAIN TO THEIR OWN HOME, BUT MARY STOOD AT THE SEPLACA, WEEPING, AND SHE LOOKED INTO THE SEPLACA, AND SAW TWO ANGELS IN WHITE, SITTING AT THE HEAD AND THE OTHER AT THE FEET, WHERE THE BODY OF JESUS HAD LAID AND THEY SAID TO HER, WOMAN, WHY WEEPEST THOU? SHE SAID UNTO THEM, BECAUSE THEY HAVE TAKEN AWAY MY LORD, AND I KNOW NOT WHERE THEY HAVE LAID HIM BUT NOW IS CHRIST RISEN FROM THE DEAD >> Julie: BILLY GRAHAM, A FAITHFUL SERVANT; A LIFE WELL-LIVED THAT’S ALL FOR THIS EDITION OF “JERUSALEM DATELINE.” THANKS FOR JOINING US REMEMBER YOU CAN FOLLOW US ON Facebook, TWITTER, AND INSTAGRAM REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM AND THE MIDDLE EAST AND DON’T FORGET, THE GOD THAT IS WATCHING OVER ISRAEL AND YOU AND ME NEVER SLUMBERS OR SLEEPS >>> I’M JEWEL STALL STALL, ANJEWELJULIE STAAL, ANDWE’LL SEE YOU NEXT I’M ON “JERUS