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Episode 183

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December 31, 2020
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Host Erick Stakelbeck looks back at the most memorable Middle East stories of 2020. He's joined by top Israeli official Alon Ushpiz to discuss Israel's new alliances in the region.

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  • -[ERICK STAKELBECK] THIS WEEKON THE WATCHMAN...
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  • AS 2020 COMES TO A CLOSE, A NEWMIDDLE EAST IS TAKING SHAPE.
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  • A TOP ISRAELI OFFICIAL JOINS US
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  • TO SHARE HOW ENEMIESHAVE BECOME ALLIES
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  • AND ARE FORMING A UNITED FRONTAGAINST THE IRANIAN AXIS.
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  • - EVERY ISRAELI SHOULDBE VERY GRATEFUL
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  • FOR THE TIRELESS EFFORTSOF THIS ADMINISTRATION,
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  • NOT ONLY TO BRINGPEACE TO ISRAEL,
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  • BUT ALSO TO BRING PEACE,PROSPERITY, STABILITY
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  • AND SECURITY TO THEWHOLE MIDDLE EAST.
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  • - [ERICK] PLUS WE LOOK BACK
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  • AT SOME OF OUR TOPWATCHMAN STORIES OF 2020.
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  • FROM BIBLICAL ARCHEOLOGY TOGROUNDBREAKING INNOVATION,
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  • GET THE INSIDE STORY ON WHAT'SHAPPENING IN ISRAEL TODAY
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  • AND WHAT 2021 HAS IN STORE.
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  • ALL THAT AND MUCH MORE ONLYRIGHT HERE ON THE WATCHMAN.
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  • [EXCITING MUSIC]
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  • AND WELCOME TO THE WATCHMAN.
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  • 2020 IS FINALLY INTHE HISTORY BOOKS.
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  • IT WAS OBVIOUSLY A VERYDIFFICULT YEAR ON MANY LEVELS,
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  • NOT ONLY IN THE UNITEDSTATES, BUT AROUND THE WORLD.
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  • YET THROUGH IT ALL, GODSTILL SITS ON THE THRONE.
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  • HE WILL NOT ABANDON US,AND THE BOOK OF PSALMS SAYS
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  • HE IS A STRONGHOLDIN TIMES OF TROUBLE.
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  • WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A LOOKBACK THIS WEEK AT THE GOOD,
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  • YES, THERE WAS STILL SOMEGOOD, AND THE BAD FROM 2020.
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  • NOW, WHEN YOU THINK OFBAD IN THE MIDDLE EAST,
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  • THE IRANIAN REGIME ISAT THE TOP OF THE LIST.
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  • 2020 HOWEVER WAS NOT VERYKIND TO IRAN'S LEADERSHIP.
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  • IT BEGAN WITH THEDEMISE OF TERROR KINGPIN
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  • QASEM SOLEIMANI IN JANUARY
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  • AND WAS BOOK-ENDEDIN LATE NOVEMBER
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  • WITH THE DEATH OFMOHSEN FAKHRIZADEH,
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  • THE MASTERMIND BEHIND IRAN'SNUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAM.
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  • FAKHRIZADEH WAS KILLEDWHEN GUNMEN AMBUSHED A CAR
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  • HE WAS TRAVELING IN NEAR TEHRAN.
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  • NO ONE HAS CLAIMEDRESPONSIBILITY,
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  • BUT IRAN'S LEADERS ARE BLAMINGISRAEL AND VOWING REVENGE.
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  • MEANWHILE, ISRAELI PRIMEMINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU
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  • REPORTEDLY MADE AN HISTORICTRIP TO SAUDI ARABIA RECENTLY
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  • TO MEET WITH CROWN PRINCEMOHAMMAD BIN SALMAN.
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  • AND ISRAEL'S RELATIONSHIPWITH ITS NEW PEACE PARTNERS,
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  • LIKE MOROCCO, THEUNITED ARAB EMIRATES
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  • AND BAHRAIN CONTINUES TO DEEPEN.
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  • TOP ISRAELI OFFICIAL ALONUSHPIZ JOINS US THIS WEEK
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  • FROM JERUSALEM TO BREAK DOWNTHESE IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENTS.
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  • HE'S THE DIRECTOR GENERALOF ISRAEL'S FOREIGN MINISTRY
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  • AND HAS THE INSIDE STORYON THE NEW MIDDLE EAST
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  • THAT'S COMINGTOGETHER RIGHT NOW.
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  • TAKE A LOOK.
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  • DIRECTOR GENERAL USHPIZ,THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US.
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  • TELL US HOW THE ABRAHAM ACCORDSARE ALREADY BEARING FRUIT
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  • NOT ONLY FOR ISRAEL, BUTALSO FOR ITS ARAB NEIGHBORS.
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  • - THE ABRAHAM ACCORDS AREPROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST
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  • EXCITING AND I THINK ALSOTHE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS
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  • THAT I'VE SEEN IN THECOURSE OF MY CAREER.
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  • THIS IS NOT LESS IMPORTANTTHAN THE PEACE TREATIES
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  • WITH EGYPT AND JORDAN.
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  • THIS WILL BRING TANGIBLEDELIVERABLES TO ISRAELIS,
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  • TO EMIRATIS, TO BAHARANIS,TO SUDANESE, TO MOROCCANS,
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  • AND I ALSO BELIEVE VERYSTRONGLY THAT IT WILL INCREASE
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  • SECURITY, STABILITYAND PROSPERITY
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  • FOR THE WHOLE MIDDLE EAST.
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  • SO JUST TO GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE,
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  • IN THE COURSE OF DECEMBER 2020,
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  • WE WILL HAVE PROBABLY AROUND50.000 ISRAELIS GOING TO DUBAI.
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  • AND THAT'S I THINK THEMOST TELLING EXPRESSION
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  • OF A WARM AND INTIMATE PEACEBETWEEN NOT ONLY GOVERNMENTS
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  • BUT ALSO BETWEEN PEOPLE.
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  • WITHOUT THE US ADMINISTRATION,
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  • WITHOUT THE LEADERSHIPOF PRESIDENT TRUMP,
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  • WITHOUT THE FACILITATION,THE WISDOM, THE EFFORTS
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  • AND THE KNOWLEDGE OFHIS CLOSEST ADVISORS,
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  • INCLUDING OBVIOUSLY SENIORADVISOR JARED KUSHNER,
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  • THIS COULD NOTHAVE BEEN POSSIBLE.
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  • I THINK EVERY ISRAELISHOULD BE VERY GRATEFUL
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  • FOR THE TIRELESS EFFORTSOF THIS ADMINISTRATION
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  • NOT ONLY TO BRINGPEACE TO ISRAEL,
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  • BUT ALSO TO BRING PEACE,PROSPERITY, STABILITY
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  • AND SECURITY TO THEWHOLE MIDDLE EAST.
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  • - THAT UAE RELATIONSHIPIN PARTICULAR
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  • SEEMS TO HAVE ALOT OF POTENTIAL.
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  • I THINK OBVIOUSLY THETOURISM POTENTIAL THERE,
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  • AND ALSO THE SHARED HIGH-TECH.
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  • TELL US A BIT ABOUTHOW THAT RELATIONSHIP
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  • IS BLOSSOMING RIGHT NOW.
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  • - IN MY MIND, THE MOSTTELLING THING THAT I'VE SEEN
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  • IN THE LAST FOUR MONTHSIS THE VERY QUICK PACE
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  • OF SIGNING THINGS ANDIMPLEMENTING THEM.
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  • AND SECONDLY, THE FACTTHAT THE FIRST COOPERATION
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  • BETWEEN ISRAELI PRIVATE SECTORAND EMIRATI PRIVATE SECTOR
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  • WAS ABOUT HOW DO WEFIGHT TOGETHER COVID-19
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  • IS I THINK EXACTLY WHERE PEACEIN THE MIDDLE EAST SHOULD GO.
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  • THIS IS NOT ONLY ABOUTSOMETHING BETWEEN GOVERNMENTS.
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  • THIS IS ABOUT BETWEEN PEOPLETHAT WANT TO DO GOOD TOGETHER.
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  • AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST,THERE IS A MORAL VALUE BASE,
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  • THE DIVIDING LINEBETWEEN GOOD AND BAD,
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  • AND THIS REALLY IS ABOUTTHE COALITION BETWEEN PEOPLE
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  • WHO ARE LOOKING TO DO GOOD.
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  • THEY ARE NOT LOOKINGTO POUR MONEY,
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  • EVIL MONEY INTO KILLING PEOPLE,
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  • INTO INFLICTING DAMAGEAND PAIN ON PEOPLE.
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  • THIS IS ABOUT HOW CAN WEIMPROVE THE DAILY LIFE
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  • OF MILLIONS OFPEOPLE IN OUR REGION.
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  • - SUDAN IS OBVIOUSLY ANOTHERVERY INTERESTING CASE.
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  • IT'S HAD PEACE TALKS WITHISRAEL OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS.
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  • IT'S A VERY UNSTABLEPLACE, AS WE KNOW,
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  • BUT TELL US ABOUT THELONGTERM PROSPECTS FOR PEACE
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  • BETWEEN ISRAEL AND SUDAN.
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  • - WELL, SUDAN IS INDEEDA UNIQUE AND SPECIAL CASE
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  • AND IT IS OBVIOUSLY PARTOF THE STRATEGIC EFFORT
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  • OF CREATING A CLUB OFTHE ABRAHAM ACCORDS,
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  • BUT THE CLUB ISAN EXPANDING ONE.
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  • THERE IS A SUDANESE OBLIGATION
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  • TO BRING ABOUT PROSPERITYTO THEIR PEOPLE.
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  • I THINK EVERY DECENTHUMAN BEING CAN AND SHOULD
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  • AFFILIATE HIMSELFWITH SUCH AN EMOTION
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  • COMING OUT OF THESUDANESE GOVERNMENT.
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  • WITH THE HELP AND THEEFFORTS AND FACILITATION
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  • OF THE US, THESUDANESE GOVERNMENT
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  • AND PEOPLE WILL FIND ISRAELAS A VERY FORTHCOMING PARTNER
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  • EXACTLY ON THE THINGS THATTHE SUDANESE GOVERNMENT
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  • SAY THAT THEY NEED.
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  • VERY MUCH HOPEFUL THAT WE'LLDO AGRICULTURE TOGETHER.
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  • VERY MUCH HOPEFUL THATWE CAN DO THE FIGHT
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  • AGAINST COVID-19 TOGETHER.
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  • THERE ARE THINGSTHAT WE CAN PROVIDE
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  • IN THE SPIRIT OF WHATWE'RE TRYING TO DO TOGETHER
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  • THAT WILL SIMPLY MAKE THELIFE OF EVERYBODY MUCH BETTER.
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  • - THERE'S A LOT OFREASONS OBVIOUSLY
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  • FOR THIS GREAT COMING TOGETHER
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  • OF ISRAEL AND ITSARAB NEIGHBORS.
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  • I THINK OF ISRAELI INNOVATIONFIRST AND FOREMOST,
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  • AND THE GREAT ECONOMICBENEFITS FOR THE ARAB WORLD,
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  • BUT DIRECTOR GENERAL, WE ALSOHAVE THAT SHARED IRAN THREAT
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  • WHICH IS LOOMING OVER THE REGION
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  • AND WHICH THREATENS NOT ONLYISRAEL, BUT ITS ARAB NEIGHBORS.
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  • TELL US A BIT ABOUTHOW THE IRAN THREAT
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  • HAS WORKED IN A SENSEIN BRINGING ISRAEL
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  • AND ITS ARAB NEIGHBORSCLOSER TOGETHER.
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  • - ALL OF US, WE DON'THAVE ANY OTHER CHOICE
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  • BUT DOING WHATEVER WE CAN.
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  • IN MY MIND, IT'S NOT ONLYABOUT PEACE AND SECURITY.
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  • THIS IS ALSO A MORAL OBLIGATION.
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  • WE HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN
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  • IN ORDER TO FIGHT ANUCLEAR IRAN, TO PREVENT IT.
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  • THAT'S A VERY DIPLOMATICSENTENCE, BUT TO BLOCK ALL PATHS
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  • THAT THE IRANIANS HAVETO BOMB INDEFINITELY.
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  • THIS IS ABOUT ETERNITY.
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  • THIS IS NOT ABOUT FIVEOR 10 YEARS FROM NOW.
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  • THIS IS 'TIL THE END OF DAYS.
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  • AND SECONDLY, DISRUPTAND DIMINISH, ROLL BACK,
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  • TOTALLY ROLL BACK IRANIANREGIONAL MALIGN ACTIVITIES.
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  • AND WE NEED TO FIGHTTHIS THROUGH A COALITION
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  • THAT OBVIOUSLY IS LED BY THE US,
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  • AND THROUGH THIS COALITIONTELL THE IRANIANS,
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  • GOVERNMENT AND PEOPLE, THATWE ARE AGAINST THIS THING
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  • THAT YOU'RE TRYING TO ACHIEVE.
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  • AND SECONDLY, ATTACHA VERY HIGH PRICE TAG
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  • TO THEIR ATTEMPTS TO EITHERACQUIRE A NUCLEAR WEAPON
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  • OR TO CONTROL EVENTS ON THEGROUND IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
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  • OUR PARTNERS IN THE REGIONARE AN INDISPENSABLE ELEMENT
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  • IN THE FIGHT AGAINSTTHIS, AND ONCE AGAIN,
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  • I REALLY HAVE TO PAY MYGRATITUDE AND APPRECIATION
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  • FOR WHAT THE USADMINISTRATION IS DOING.
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  • - THANKS AGAIN TO DIRECTORGENERAL ALON USHPIZ
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  • FOR THAT GREAT UPDATE.
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  • WELL COMING UP,WE'RE SHIFTING GEARS
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  • TO ONE OF THE TOP BIBLEARCHEOLOGY STORIES OF 2020,
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  • A STUNNING DISCOVERYIN JERUSALEM
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  • THAT BRINGS TO LIFE A CRUCIALPERIOD IN BIBLICAL HISTORY.
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  • YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS.
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  • STICK AROUND.
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  • -[ANNOUNCER] CHRISTIANSUNITED FOR ISRAEL
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  • IS THE LARGEST PRO-ISRAELORGANIZATION IN THE U.S.
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  • WITH OVER 10 MILLION MEMBERS,
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  • BUT WE ARE STILLMISSING ONE, YOU.
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  • AS A MEMBER OF CUFI, YOU'LLBE PART OF A GROWING MOVEMENT
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  • THAT'S CATCHING FIREACROSS THE NATION
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  • AS CHRISTIANS DISCOVERTHE BIBLICAL IMPORTANCE
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  • OF STANDING WITH ISRAELAND THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
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  • YOU CAN DEFEND ISRAEL VIRTUALLY
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  • BY RESPONDING TOCUFI'S ACTION ALERTS
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  • AND SHARING CUFI'S PRO-ISRAELCONTENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA.
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  • YOU CAN SUPPORT ISRAEL LOCALLY
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  • BY HOSTING A CUFIEVENT AT YOUR CHURCH.
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  • GET INVOLVED NATIONALLY
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  • BY ATTENDING OURWASHINGTON, DC SUMMIT
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  • OR VISIT THE HOLY LAND WITH CUFI
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  • ON A LIFE-CHANGING ISRAEL TOUR.
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  • VISIT WWW.CUFI.ORG ORCALL TO HELP ENSURE
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  • THAT THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEENISRAEL AND THE UNITED STATES
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  • REMAINS STRONG AND SECURE.
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  • IT'S A MOVEMENT FORSUCH A TIME AS THIS.
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  • [EXCITING MUSIC]
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  • - AND WELCOME BACK.
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  • IT'S ONE OF THE PIVOTALEVENTS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT.
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  • AFTER 70 YEARS IN CAPTIVITY,
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  • THE JEWISH PEOPLE LEAVEBABYLON AND RETURN TO ZION,
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  • AS DESCRIBED IN THE BOOKS OFEZRA AND NEHEMIAH IN THE BIBLE.
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  • NOW WE'VE GOT SOME VERYIMPORTANT NEW ARCHAEOLOGICAL
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  • EVIDENCE THAT IS BRINGINGTHAT PERIOD TO LIGHT.
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  • OUR GOOD FRIEND ZE'EVORENSTEIN OF THE CITY OF DAVID
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  • JOINED US WITH THEFASCINATING DETAILS.
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  • TAKE A LOOK.
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  • WELL ZE'EV, THANKS SOMUCH FOR JOINING US
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  • HERE ON THE WATCHMAN. IT ISALWAYS GREAT TO HAVE YOU.
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  • - ALWAYS GREAT TOBE WITH YOU, ERICK.
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  • - AND YOU'VE ALWAYS GOT AGREAT ARCHEOLOGICAL FIND
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  • OR DISCOVERY FROM THECITY OF DAVID IN JERUSALEM
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  • TO SHARE WITH US.
  • 00:11:02.768 --> 00:11:03.902
  • - ARCHEOLOGISTS, WHENIT COMES TO THE STORY
  • 00:11:04.002 --> 00:11:06.672
  • OF THE RETURN TO ZION,
  • 00:11:06.772 --> 00:11:08.440
  • YOU HAVE THE BABYLONIANDESTRUCTION IN 586 BCE,
  • 00:11:08.540 --> 00:11:11.643
  • THE DESTRUCTION OFTHE TEMPLE OF SOLOMON,
  • 00:11:11.743 --> 00:11:13.645
  • THE EXILE OF THE JEWISH PEOPLEFROM JERUSALEM TO BABYLON.
  • 00:11:13.745 --> 00:11:17.816
  • THEY'RE EXILED FOR, THEBIBLE TELLS US 70 YEARS,
  • 00:11:17.916 --> 00:11:20.752
  • AND THEN THERE'S THE PERIODOF THE RETURN TO ZION
  • 00:11:20.852 --> 00:11:23.689
  • UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OFZERUBBABEL AND OTHERS.
  • 00:11:23.789 --> 00:11:26.258
  • AND THEY COME BACK,AND REALLY JERUSALEM
  • 00:11:26.358 --> 00:11:28.360
  • IS IN A SORRY STATE.
  • 00:11:28.460 --> 00:11:30.128
  • IT GOES ON LIKE THATFOR A NUMBER OF YEARS
  • 00:11:30.228 --> 00:11:33.665
  • UNTIL THE TIME OF NEHEMIAH.
  • 00:11:33.765 --> 00:11:36.535
  • NEHEMIAH WAS THE CUP BEARERTO THE KING OF PERSIA.
  • 00:11:36.635 --> 00:11:39.671
  • NOW YOU MIGHT SAYTHE CUP BEARER,
  • 00:11:39.771 --> 00:11:40.672
  • WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT THAT?
  • 00:11:40.772 --> 00:11:41.773
  • IT'S JUST A GUY WHOBRINGS THE KING HIS WINE.
  • 00:11:41.873 --> 00:11:45.043
  • BUT IN ANCIENTTIMES, THE CUP BEARER
  • 00:11:45.143 --> 00:11:46.845
  • WHAT WAS NOT JUST THEPERSON WHO BROUGHT THE WINE.
  • 00:11:46.945 --> 00:11:49.147
  • THE CUP BEARER WAS THE OFFICIALTHAT THE KING TRUSTED MOST
  • 00:11:49.247 --> 00:11:52.718
  • IN THE WHOLE KINGDOM. WHY?
  • 00:11:52.818 --> 00:11:54.753
  • BECAUSE THIS WAS THE PERSONWHO WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE
  • 00:11:54.853 --> 00:11:57.122
  • FOR GIVING THE KINGHIS GLASS OF WINE.
  • 00:11:57.222 --> 00:11:59.324
  • IF THERE WAS EVER A PLOT THATSOMEONE HAD AGAINST THE KING,
  • 00:11:59.424 --> 00:12:02.160
  • IT WAS UP TO THE CUPBEARER TO KNOW ABOUT IT.
  • 00:12:02.260 --> 00:12:04.830
  • AND IT DESCRIBES IN THEBEGINNING OF THE BOOK OF
  • 00:12:04.930 --> 00:12:07.666
  • NEHEMIAH REALLY THE DILAPIDATEDSTATE OF JERUSALEM,
  • 00:12:07.766 --> 00:12:11.169
  • HOW FOXES WERE RUNNINGTHROUGH THE BUILDINGS.
  • 00:12:11.269 --> 00:12:13.972
  • REALLY, THERE WASNO ONE LIVING THERE.
  • 00:12:14.072 --> 00:12:16.374
  • FROM AN ARCHEOLOGICALPERSPECTIVE,
  • 00:12:16.475 --> 00:12:18.210
  • THERE WAS VERY LITTLEEVIDENCE OF THE RETURN TO ZION
  • 00:12:18.310 --> 00:12:21.713
  • OF THAT TIME OF THE PERSIANINFLUENCE OF JERUSALEM,
  • 00:12:21.813 --> 00:12:25.751
  • THE ADMINISTRATIVE INFLUENCEIN JERUSALEM AT THAT TIME,
  • 00:12:25.851 --> 00:12:29.921
  • UNTIL A DISCOVERYTHAT WAS ANNOUNCED
  • 00:12:30.021 --> 00:12:31.656
  • LITERALLY JUST THIS WEEK.
  • 00:12:31.757 --> 00:12:33.992
  • TWO SEALS, PERSIAN PERIOD SEALS,
  • 00:12:34.092 --> 00:12:36.928
  • WHICH SHOW THEADMINISTRATIVE INFLUENCE
  • 00:12:37.028 --> 00:12:39.498
  • OF PERSIA IN JERUSALEM,
  • 00:12:39.598 --> 00:12:41.566
  • CONFIRMING THE BIBLICALACCOUNT OF COURSE
  • 00:12:41.666 --> 00:12:44.369
  • OF NEHEMIAH BEING THE GOVERNOR
  • 00:12:44.469 --> 00:12:46.805
  • SENT ON BEHALF OF PERSIATO RULE JERUSALEM.
  • 00:12:46.905 --> 00:12:49.641
  • AND OF COURSE IT SAYSIN THE BOOK OF NEHEMIAH
  • 00:12:49.741 --> 00:12:52.310
  • THAT IN 52 DAYS,
  • 00:12:52.410 --> 00:12:53.845
  • NEHEMIAH REBUILDS THEWALLS AROUND JERUSALEM.
  • 00:12:53.945 --> 00:12:56.214
  • SO THESE SEALS ARE GOING BACKTO THE VERY, VERY EARLY PERIOD
  • 00:12:56.314 --> 00:13:00.752
  • OF THAT RETURN TO ZION,
  • 00:13:00.852 --> 00:13:02.587
  • OF THE BEGINNING OF THEREBUILDING OF JERUSALEM.
  • 00:13:02.687 --> 00:13:04.823
  • IT'S NOT HEROD'S JERUSALEM
  • 00:13:04.923 --> 00:13:06.258
  • WITH ALL ITS GLORYFROM 2.000 YEARS AGO.
  • 00:13:06.358 --> 00:13:08.894
  • THIS IS SOMETHING OFA SMALL BEGINNINGS
  • 00:13:08.994 --> 00:13:11.963
  • THAT WOULD LEAD TO SOMETHINGGREAT DOWN THE ROAD.
  • 00:13:12.063 --> 00:13:14.866
  • BUT IT'S REALLY UPUNTIL THIS DISCOVERY,
  • 00:13:14.966 --> 00:13:17.035
  • THIS PERIOD, THE PERIODOF THE RETURN TO ZION,
  • 00:13:17.135 --> 00:13:19.805
  • THE PERIOD OF NEHEMIAH,
  • 00:13:19.905 --> 00:13:21.206
  • WAS WHAT ARCHEOLOGISTSREFERRED TO AS A BLACK HOLE,
  • 00:13:21.306 --> 00:13:23.875
  • AND THAT IS BEGINNINGTO BE FILLED IN
  • 00:13:23.975 --> 00:13:25.744
  • IN THE CITY OF DAVID.
  • 00:13:25.844 --> 00:13:27.045
  • - AND HEY, CYRUS, THEPERSIAN EMPEROR AT THE TIME,
  • 00:13:27.145 --> 00:13:30.849
  • THE PERSIAN KING,ISSUED A DECREE
  • 00:13:30.949 --> 00:13:33.919
  • TO SEND THE JEWISHPEOPLE BACK TO ZION,
  • 00:13:34.019 --> 00:13:36.655
  • A PIVOTAL EVENT IN THE BIBLE.
  • 00:13:36.755 --> 00:13:38.924
  • SO TO SEE EVIDENCEOF THAT COME TO LIGHT
  • 00:13:39.024 --> 00:13:40.492
  • I THINK IS REALLYSTUNNING, RIGHT?
  • 00:13:40.592 --> 00:13:41.726
  • - IT'S AMAZING.
  • 00:13:41.827 --> 00:13:42.794
  • NEHEMIAH IS KNOWN FORREBUILDING JERUSALEM.
  • 00:13:42.894 --> 00:13:44.129
  • WE'VE DISCOVEREDPART OF HIS WALL,
  • 00:13:44.229 --> 00:13:45.864
  • THE DECLARATION ALLOWINGTHE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 00:13:45.964 --> 00:13:47.866
  • TO RETURN TO ZION.
  • 00:13:47.966 --> 00:13:49.201
  • WE HAVE THE CYRUS CYLINDER INTHE BRITISH MUSEUM IN LONDON.
  • 00:13:49.301 --> 00:13:52.904
  • WE HAVE THESE SEALS NOWDISCOVERED IN THE CITY OF DAVID
  • 00:13:53.004 --> 00:13:55.373
  • AFFIRMING THE PERSIANRULE OF JERUSALEM
  • 00:13:55.473 --> 00:13:58.743
  • DURING THE TIME OF NEHEMIAH.
  • 00:13:58.844 --> 00:14:00.345
  • YOU PUT ALL OF THIS TOGETHER
  • 00:14:00.445 --> 00:14:01.413
  • AND IT COMES BACK TOSOMETHING THAT I'VE SAID
  • 00:14:01.513 --> 00:14:03.915
  • MANY A TIME, REALLY TWO THINGS.
  • 00:14:04.015 --> 00:14:05.917
  • ONE IS THAT WHENYOU'RE IN THE PLACE
  • 00:14:06.017 --> 00:14:07.586
  • WHERE THE BIBLE HAPPENED,
  • 00:14:07.686 --> 00:14:08.720
  • THE WORDS OF THEBIBLE COME TO LIFE,
  • 00:14:08.820 --> 00:14:10.922
  • AND AT THE SAME TIME, THEREARE STILL THOSE OUT THERE
  • 00:14:11.022 --> 00:14:13.491
  • WHO ARE DENYING OUR SHAREDHERITAGE IN JERUSALEM,
  • 00:14:13.592 --> 00:14:16.428
  • THE BIBLICAL HERITAGEOF JERUSALEM,
  • 00:14:16.528 --> 00:14:18.530
  • AND AS WE SEE FROM THESEDISCOVERIES AND SO MANY OTHERS
  • 00:14:18.630 --> 00:14:21.933
  • THAT OUR SHAREDCONNECTION TO JERUSALEM
  • 00:14:22.033 --> 00:14:24.703
  • IS NOT SIMPLY A MATTER OFFAITH BUT A MATTER OF FACT.
  • 00:14:24.803 --> 00:14:28.440
  • - THANKS AGAIN TO ZE'EVAND THE CITY OF DAVID TEAM
  • 00:14:28.540 --> 00:14:30.542
  • FOR ALL THEIRGREAT CONTRIBUTIONS
  • 00:14:30.642 --> 00:14:32.811
  • TO THE WATCHMAN SHOW IN 2020.
  • 00:14:32.911 --> 00:14:35.013
  • WELL, UP NEXT, IT'S ONE OF MYFAVORITE STORIES OF THE YEAR.
  • 00:14:35.113 --> 00:14:39.017
  • IT COMBINES ISRAELI INNOVATION
  • 00:14:39.117 --> 00:14:41.419
  • WITH THE DIET OFJOHN THE BAPTIST.
  • 00:14:41.519 --> 00:14:44.055
  • FIND OUT WHAT I MEANAFTER THE BREAK.
  • 00:14:44.155 --> 00:14:47.259
  • -[ANNOUNCER] CUFI'S MISSIONIS TO EDUCATE AND EMPOWER
  • 00:14:47.359 --> 00:14:49.995
  • MILLIONS OF AMERICAN CHRISTIANSTO SPEAK WITH ONE VOICE
  • 00:14:50.095 --> 00:14:53.198
  • IN DEFENSE OF ISRAELAND THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 00:14:53.298 --> 00:14:55.734
  • THERE ARE SEVERAL WAYS YOUCAN LEARN MORE ABOUT ISRAEL
  • 00:14:55.834 --> 00:14:58.103
  • EVERY DAY THROUGH CUFI'SDYNAMIC RESOURCES.
  • 00:14:58.203 --> 00:15:01.439
  • THE CUFI COFFEE BREAK IS AWEEKLY BITE-SIZE ISRAEL LESSON
  • 00:15:01.539 --> 00:15:05.277
  • DELIVERED TO YOUR EMAIL INBOX.
  • 00:15:05.377 --> 00:15:07.279
  • DIVE INTO TOPICS LIKE THEFORGOTTEN JEWISH REFUGEES,
  • 00:15:07.379 --> 00:15:10.282
  • ISRAEL'S AGRICULTURALCOMMUNITIES CALLED KIBBUTZ
  • 00:15:10.382 --> 00:15:13.018
  • AND THE HAMAS ROCKET THREAT
  • 00:15:13.118 --> 00:15:15.053
  • WITH OPTIONS TO DIGDEEPER EACH WEEK.
  • 00:15:15.153 --> 00:15:17.322
  • EVERY LESSON CAN BE READIN UNDER FIVE MINUTES
  • 00:15:17.422 --> 00:15:20.191
  • WHILE YOU'RE MAKINGA CUP OF COFFEE.
  • 00:15:20.292 --> 00:15:21.960
  • PLUS, STAY INFORMED ON ALLTHE LATEST NEWS OUT OF ISRAEL
  • 00:15:22.060 --> 00:15:24.930
  • AND HOW IT AFFECTS YOU
  • 00:15:25.030 --> 00:15:26.031
  • BY SUBSCRIBING TOCUFI'S DAILY BRIEFING.
  • 00:15:26.131 --> 00:15:29.000
  • IT'S A DAILY NEWS ROUNDUP
  • 00:15:29.100 --> 00:15:30.402
  • OF IMPORTANTISRAEL-RELATED HEADLINES,
  • 00:15:30.502 --> 00:15:32.737
  • SO YOU'RE ALWAYS UP TO DATEWHEN IT COMES TO ISRAEL.
  • 00:15:32.837 --> 00:15:35.707
  • FOLLOW CUFI ON FACEBOOK,YOUTUBE AND INSTAGRAM
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  • FOR DAILY CONTENT, INCLUDINGVIDEOS, NEWS ARTICLES,
  • 00:15:39.044 --> 00:15:42.414
  • BREAKING NEWS, DEVOTIONALS,FUN FACTS, AND MORE.
  • 00:15:42.514 --> 00:15:47.385
  • [EXCITING MUSIC]
  • 00:15:47.485 --> 00:15:51.656
  • - WELCOME BACK.
  • 00:15:51.756 --> 00:15:52.757
  • THERE IS A SEVERE PROTEINSHORTAGE IN THE WORLD,
  • 00:15:52.857 --> 00:15:55.727
  • ESPECIALLY IN THEDEVELOPING WORLD.
  • 00:15:55.827 --> 00:15:58.563
  • SO NATURALLY, ISRAELISARE STEPPING UP
  • 00:15:58.663 --> 00:16:00.865
  • WITH CREATIVE SOLUTIONS.
  • 00:16:00.966 --> 00:16:03.001
  • I VISITED A UNIQUEISRAELI FOOD TECH COMPANY
  • 00:16:03.101 --> 00:16:06.204
  • IN THE GOLAN HEIGHTS THAT'SALL ABOUT BIBLICAL PROTEIN,
  • 00:16:06.304 --> 00:16:10.575
  • OR WHAT I LIKE TO CALLTHE JOHN THE BAPTIST DIET.
  • 00:16:10.675 --> 00:16:14.179
  • WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
  • 00:16:14.279 --> 00:16:15.146
  • TAKE A LOOK.
  • 00:16:15.246 --> 00:16:16.748
  • [UPBEAT MUSIC]
  • 00:16:16.848 --> 00:16:37.102
  • DROR, HEDY, WE ARE HERE ONTHE BEAUTIFUL GOLAN HEIGHTS,
  • 00:16:37.202 --> 00:16:39.771
  • WHERE SOME OF THE MOSTGROUNDBREAKING FOOD TECH
  • 00:16:39.871 --> 00:16:41.940
  • IN THE WORLD ISHAPPENING RIGHT HERE,
  • 00:16:42.040 --> 00:16:44.209
  • AND COMING FROM AN UNLIKELYSOURCE FOR SOME PEOPLE.
  • 00:16:44.309 --> 00:16:47.412
  • WHERE ARE WE RIGHT NOW, ANDWHAT ARE WE GOING TO SEE TODAY?
  • 00:16:47.512 --> 00:16:49.681
  • - YOU JUST ENTEREDTHE WORLD'S FIRST
  • 00:16:49.781 --> 00:16:51.349
  • COMMERCIAL GRASSHOPPER FARM,
  • 00:16:51.449 --> 00:16:52.884
  • AND THAT'S THE FUTURE OF PROTEIN
  • 00:16:52.984 --> 00:16:54.819
  • BECAUSE IT'SHEALTHIER FOR HUMANS
  • 00:16:54.919 --> 00:16:56.054
  • AND IT'S MORESUSTAINABLE TO GROW.
  • 00:16:56.154 --> 00:16:58.289
  • WE'RE ABOUT TO SEEHOW WE GROW THEM
  • 00:16:58.390 --> 00:16:59.958
  • AND MAYBE EVEN HAVE A TASTE.
  • 00:17:00.058 --> 00:17:01.459
  • - EACH ROOM LIKE THIS HASABOUT 70 CAGES OF GRASSHOPPERS.
  • 00:17:01.559 --> 00:17:05.630
  • THERE CAN BE UP TO 1.000GRASSHOPPERS IN ONE CAGE.
  • 00:17:05.730 --> 00:17:09.134
  • THAT'S A LOT OF GRASSHOPPERS,
  • 00:17:09.234 --> 00:17:10.235
  • SO THIS IS PART OFTHE MAGIC, ERICK.
  • 00:17:10.335 --> 00:17:12.137
  • THIS IS ACTUALLY WHEAT GRASS.
  • 00:17:12.237 --> 00:17:13.905
  • WE GROW IT OURSELVESAND THEN ANOTHER PLACE,
  • 00:17:14.005 --> 00:17:17.409
  • AND THIS IS ACTUALLY THEFOOD OF THE GRASSHOPPERS.
  • 00:17:17.509 --> 00:17:19.444
  • THEY EAT THIS, THEY GROW VERYHEALTHY AND VERY RAPIDLY.
  • 00:17:19.544 --> 00:17:22.847
  • THEY EAT A LOT OF IT, ANDTHIS IS PART OF OUR MAGIC.
  • 00:17:22.947 --> 00:17:26.317
  • - AND YOU MAY SAY THAT ACTUALLY
  • 00:17:26.418 --> 00:17:27.952
  • THE GRASSHOPPERS EAT SUPER FOOD,
  • 00:17:28.053 --> 00:17:29.687
  • AND YOU CAN TASTEIT, BY THE WAY.
  • 00:17:29.788 --> 00:17:32.090
  • - A LOT OF PEOPLE USE IN THEIRGREEN SHAKES IN THE MORNING
  • 00:17:32.190 --> 00:17:35.093
  • OR PROTEIN SHAKES.
  • 00:17:35.193 --> 00:17:36.528
  • - CAN I PULL MY MASK DOWNFOR A SECOND TO TASTE THIS?
  • 00:17:36.628 --> 00:17:38.530
  • HERE WE GO.-[HEDY] GO FOR IT.
  • 00:17:38.630 --> 00:17:42.233
  • IT'S GOOD FOR THEGRASSHOPPER, IT'S GOOD FOR US.
  • 00:17:42.333 --> 00:17:44.536
  • - VERY GOOD, THEGRASSHOPPERS HAVE GOOD TASTE.
  • 00:17:44.636 --> 00:17:47.072
  • BEFORE WE GO ON, THE FIRSTQUESTION I HAVE TO ASK
  • 00:17:47.172 --> 00:17:49.741
  • IS WHY GRASSHOPPERS?
  • 00:17:49.841 --> 00:17:52.010
  • A LOT OF PEOPLE AT HOMEMIGHT BE SAYING GRASSHOPPERS,
  • 00:17:52.110 --> 00:17:54.045
  • OH MY GOSH, THAT'S EDIBLE?
  • 00:17:54.145 --> 00:17:55.180
  • WHY GRASSHOPPERS?
  • 00:17:55.280 --> 00:17:56.648
  • HOW DID YOU DISCOVER THIS?
  • 00:17:56.748 --> 00:17:58.016
  • - WELL, ACTUALLY THE STORYSTARTED ABOUT 40 YEARS AGO.
  • 00:17:58.116 --> 00:18:01.686
  • I WAS BORN IN AKIBBUTZ IN ISRAEL,
  • 00:18:01.786 --> 00:18:03.955
  • AND AS A YOUNG BOYAT THE KIBBUTZ,
  • 00:18:04.055 --> 00:18:06.257
  • MY GRANDPARENTS USED TO TELLME STORIES FROM THE 1950S.
  • 00:18:06.357 --> 00:18:09.260
  • ISRAEL USED TO SUFFERFROM LOCAL SWARMS,
  • 00:18:09.360 --> 00:18:11.062
  • GRASSHOPPERS FLYING INAND EATING ALL THE CROPS.
  • 00:18:11.162 --> 00:18:13.598
  • THEY USED TO RUN TO THE FIELDS
  • 00:18:13.698 --> 00:18:14.966
  • TRYING TO SCARE THEGRASSHOPPERS AWAY.
  • 00:18:15.066 --> 00:18:17.335
  • AT THE SAME TIME, THEY SAWOTHER YEMENITE AND MOROCCAN JEWS
  • 00:18:17.435 --> 00:18:20.238
  • COMING AND COLLECTING TONS OFGRASSHOPPERS AND EATING THEM.
  • 00:18:20.338 --> 00:18:23.775
  • SO AS A YOUNG BOY, I LEARNEDTHAT GRASSHOPPERS ARE BOTH FOOD
  • 00:18:23.875 --> 00:18:26.444
  • AND THEY ARE KOSHER.
  • 00:18:26.544 --> 00:18:27.745
  • - THEY'RE KOSHER?
  • 00:18:27.846 --> 00:18:30.181
  • THEY'RE VERY CLEANINSECTS, RIGHT?
  • 00:18:30.281 --> 00:18:31.816
  • - THEY EAT ONLY FRESHGRASS WITH NO PESTICIDES,
  • 00:18:31.916 --> 00:18:36.154
  • NO FERTILIZER, SOIT'S SUPER CLEAN.
  • 00:18:36.254 --> 00:18:37.589
  • ALREADY TODAY, 2.5 BILLIONPEOPLE ACROSS THE WORLD
  • 00:18:37.689 --> 00:18:40.525
  • CONSUME GRASSHOPPERSAS PART OF THEIR DIET.
  • 00:18:40.625 --> 00:18:42.727
  • THEY ARE VERY HIGH INDEMAND ACROSS AFRICA,
  • 00:18:42.827 --> 00:18:45.430
  • ASIA AND CENTRAL AMERICA.
  • 00:18:45.530 --> 00:18:47.098
  • THE PROBLEM IS THAT TODAY
  • 00:18:47.198 --> 00:18:48.566
  • THE SUPPLY COMES FROMCOLLECTION IN THE WILD,
  • 00:18:48.666 --> 00:18:50.635
  • SO AVAILABILITY IS VERY LIMITED
  • 00:18:50.735 --> 00:18:53.605
  • TO ABOUT FOUR, SIX WEEKS A YEAR.
  • 00:18:53.705 --> 00:18:55.473
  • PRICES ARE VERY HIGH.
  • 00:18:55.573 --> 00:18:57.342
  • IN THIS FACILITY, WECAN GROW THEM YEAR ROUND
  • 00:18:57.442 --> 00:18:59.444
  • AT A MUCH MORE EFFICIENT WAY.
  • 00:18:59.544 --> 00:19:00.812
  • -[ERICK] JOHN THE BAPTIST,
  • 00:19:00.912 --> 00:19:01.846
  • IN THE NEW TESTAMENTIN THE BIBLE,
  • 00:19:01.946 --> 00:19:03.615
  • WE KNOW THAT HE ATELOCUSTS AND WILD HONEY.
  • 00:19:03.715 --> 00:19:06.851
  • - AND ALSO IN THE BIBLE,
  • 00:19:06.951 --> 00:19:11.389
  • BECAUSE IN LEVITICUS THEYARE MENTIONED AS KOSHER FOOD.
  • 00:19:11.489 --> 00:19:14.325
  • THAT'S THE ONLY INSECT THATIS RECOGNIZED AS KOSHER.
  • 00:19:14.425 --> 00:19:17.795
  • WE'LL START WITHTHE BIBLICAL WAY,
  • 00:19:17.896 --> 00:19:19.831
  • BECAUSE IN THE BIBLE,THEY ATE THEM AS WHOLE.
  • 00:19:19.931 --> 00:19:22.333
  • SO THESE ARE WHOLE, DRIED,READY TO EAT GRASSHOPPERS,
  • 00:19:22.433 --> 00:19:25.403
  • AND YOU CAN EAT THE WHOLE THING.
  • 00:19:25.503 --> 00:19:29.207
  • LET ME JUST SHOW YOU.
  • 00:19:29.307 --> 00:19:30.208
  • THIS IS A PACKAGE WITH4.000 GRASSHOPPERS.
  • 00:19:30.308 --> 00:19:32.810
  • THAT'S ABOUT ONE KILOGRAM,TWO POUNDS OF GRASSHOPPERS,
  • 00:19:32.911 --> 00:19:35.513
  • READY FOR SHIPMENT TORESTAURANTS IN EUROPE.
  • 00:19:35.613 --> 00:19:38.216
  • NOW WE HAVE A CHANCETO ACTUALLY EAT THEM.
  • 00:19:38.316 --> 00:19:41.419
  • WE CAN DO TWO THINGS.
  • 00:19:41.519 --> 00:19:42.253
  • FIRST, YOU CAN EATTHE WHOLE THING,
  • 00:19:42.353 --> 00:19:44.622
  • BUT I SUGGEST YOUREMOVE THE WINGS
  • 00:19:44.722 --> 00:19:46.057
  • BECAUSE THEY GETSTUCK IN YOUR TEETH,
  • 00:19:46.157 --> 00:19:48.326
  • AND I'LL TEACH YOU HOW TOPRAY BEFORE YOU EAT THEM.
  • 00:19:48.426 --> 00:19:52.363
  • - VERY IMPORTANT.- ABSOLUTELY.
  • 00:19:52.463 --> 00:19:53.865
  • - PRAYER BEFORE MY MEAL.
  • 00:19:53.965 --> 00:19:55.433
  • - SO PLEASE REPEAT.
  • 00:19:55.533 --> 00:19:57.902
  • YOU CAN JUST THROW THAT AWAY.
  • 00:19:58.002 --> 00:20:00.171
  • JUST REPEAT AFTER ME.
  • 00:20:00.271 --> 00:20:01.773
  • [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE]
  • 00:20:01.873 --> 00:20:05.777
  • EVERYTHING IS DONEBY GOD'S VOICE.
  • 00:20:05.877 --> 00:20:07.679
  • - AMEN.- AMEN.
  • 00:20:07.779 --> 00:20:09.013
  • HERE IT GOES.
  • 00:20:09.113 --> 00:20:13.918
  • - WHAT DO YOU THINK?
  • 00:20:14.018 --> 00:20:15.186
  • - IT'S GOOD.
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  • - DOES IT TASTE LIKE A BUG?
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  • - NO, NOT AT ALL.- EXACTLY, IT'S FOOD.
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  • AND THE HEALTHIESTPROTEIN YOU EVER HAD.
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  • - THIS IS GOOD.
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  • AND PROTEIN AFTER YOU EXERCISE,
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  • AFTER YOU WORK OUT ISALSO A GOOD THING.
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  • I'M NOT KIDDING. IT'S NOT BAD.
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  • - THESE ARE GUMMIES.
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  • THIS IS A NUTRITIONALSUPPLEMENT,
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  • GUMMIES MADE OFGRASSHOPPERS WITH HONEY.
  • 00:20:34.339 --> 00:20:37.442
  • SO WHAT YOU'RE EATING HEREIS A VERY HEALTHY PRODUCT
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  • THAT JOHN THEBAPTIST USED TO EAT.
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  • THIS IS JOHN THE BAPTIST'S DIET.
  • 00:20:42.013 --> 00:20:44.249
  • - WOW, IT'S A BIBLICAL FOOD.
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  • JOHN THE BAPTIST'SLOCUSTS AND HONEY,
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  • GRASSHOPPERS AND HONEY.
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  • - AND TELL ME IF YOU CANFEEL THE GRASSHOPPER INSIDE,
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  • 'CAUSE THAT'S ONE OF THEADVANTAGES GRASSHOPPERS HAVE.
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  • TASTE IT, CAN YOU TASTE IT?
  • 00:20:56.561 --> 00:20:58.730
  • - OF COURSE.
  • 00:20:58.830 --> 00:20:59.564
  • - TEXTURE, FLAVOR, SMELL.
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  • - TASTES LIKE A GUMMY,IT TASTES GREAT.
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  • - EXACTLY, HONEY FLAVORED.
  • 00:21:04.902 --> 00:21:06.871
  • - SO PEPSI AND DORITOS.
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  • - IKEA ARE REPLACING THEMEATBALLS FROM BEEF TO INSECTS.
  • 00:21:09.440 --> 00:21:12.710
  • - AND THE SEATTLEMARINERS BASEBALL TEAM.
  • 00:21:12.810 --> 00:21:14.912
  • - THEY SERVE THE WHOLE INSECTSAS A SNACK AT THE BALLPARK.
  • 00:21:15.013 --> 00:21:18.583
  • SO SINCE IKEA AREDOING MEATBALLS,
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  • WE ARE DOING SAUSAGESWITH GRASSHOPPER PROTEIN.
  • 00:21:21.886 --> 00:21:24.555
  • SO THOSE ARE THE SAUSAGES.
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  • IT'S A COMBINATION OF BEEFAND GRASSHOPPER PROTEIN,
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  • AND WE CAN FIRE UP THE GRILL.
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  • -[ERICK] FOLKS, YOU DON'TGET TO BE SIX FOOT FIVE
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  • WITHOUT EATING LOTSOF DIFFERENT FOODS.
  • 00:21:33.564 --> 00:21:36.000
  • -[HEDY] YOU'RE GOINGTO GROW YOUR HAIR.
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  • - THIS'LL PUT HAIR ONMY CHEST, AS THEY SAY.
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  • OKAY GUYS, BON APPETIT.
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  • L'CHAIM, TO THE GRASSHOPPERS.
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  • - PRETTY GOOD, HUH?
  • 00:21:48.713 --> 00:21:49.847
  • - THAT'S DELICIOUS.
  • 00:21:49.947 --> 00:21:51.482
  • - AND THAT'S BEEFWITH THE GRASSHOPPERS,
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  • SO WE GET MUCH MORE PROTEINTHAN A NORMAL SAUSAGE.
  • 00:21:53.651 --> 00:21:55.753
  • - THAT'S HEALTHIER FORYOU, MORE SUSTAINABLE.
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  • -[ERICK] THIS IS VERY GOOD.
  • 00:21:59.157 --> 00:22:03.428
  • - MY GUESS IS JOHN THE BAPTISTUSED TO EAT A LOT OF THOSE.
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  • - DROR, THANK YOU SO MUCH.- THANK YOU.
  • 00:22:07.298 --> 00:22:08.833
  • - HEDY.- THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
  • 00:22:08.933 --> 00:22:10.935
  • - ISRAELI INNOVATION,GROUNDBREAKING,
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  • HAPPENING RIGHT HEREIN THE GOLAN HEIGHTS.
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  • AMAZING TO SEE.GENTLEMEN, THANK YOU.
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  • I'M PRETTY SURE THERE AREN'T AWHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE OUT THERE
  • 00:22:17.041 --> 00:22:19.677
  • WHO ARE SAD TO SEE 2020GO, BUT WHAT ABOUT 2021?
  • 00:22:19.777 --> 00:22:24.615
  • WELL, I EXPECT SOME CURRENTPATTERNS THAT WE'VE COVERED HERE
  • 00:22:24.716 --> 00:22:28.319
  • ON THE WATCHMANSHOW TO CONTINUE.
  • 00:22:28.419 --> 00:22:30.521
  • THAT MEANS MORE PEACE DEALS
  • 00:22:30.621 --> 00:22:32.523
  • BETWEEN ISRAEL ANDMUSLIM NATIONS.
  • 00:22:32.623 --> 00:22:35.059
  • IT ALSO MEANS ISRAELI INNOVATION
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  • WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE HEADLINES,
  • 00:22:37.428 --> 00:22:39.464
  • AND MORE INCREDIBLEARCHEOLOGICAL DISCOVERIES
  • 00:22:39.564 --> 00:22:42.734
  • WILL BE UNCOVERED THAT PROVETHE TRUTH OF THE BIBLE.
  • 00:22:42.834 --> 00:22:46.371
  • YOU CAN ALSO EXPECTTHE BAD TO GET WORSE.
  • 00:22:46.471 --> 00:22:49.607
  • IRAN AND ITS RADICAL ALLIES
  • 00:22:49.707 --> 00:22:51.242
  • AND THE REGIME OF TURKISHPRESIDENT RECEP ERDOGAN
  • 00:22:51.342 --> 00:22:55.012
  • WILL CONTINUE TOBEHAVE DANGEROUSLY,
  • 00:22:55.113 --> 00:22:57.982
  • AND RUSSIA AND CHINAWILL DO THE SAME.
  • 00:22:58.082 --> 00:23:00.985
  • NOW AS FOR COVID-19 ANDTHE POLITICAL SITUATION
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  • IN AMERICA AND ISRAEL,IT'S STILL TOO EARLY TO SAY
  • 00:23:03.888 --> 00:23:07.492
  • WHERE IT'S ALL HEADED, BUTI KNOW ONE THING FOR SURE.
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  • GOD IS IN CONTROL AND HE WILLNEVER LEAVE US OR FORSAKE US.
  • 00:23:10.828 --> 00:23:16.367
  • SECOND CORINTHIANS SAYS WE AREHARD PRESSED ON EVERY SIDE,
  • 00:23:16.467 --> 00:23:20.071
  • BUT NOT CRUSHED.
  • 00:23:20.171 --> 00:23:21.272
  • PERPLEXED BUT NOT IN DESPAIR.
  • 00:23:21.372 --> 00:23:24.075
  • PERSECUTED BUT NOT ABANDONED,
  • 00:23:24.175 --> 00:23:26.544
  • STRUCK DOWN BUT NOT DESTROYED.
  • 00:23:26.644 --> 00:23:29.414
  • FOLKS, THAT'S EXACTLY WHEREMANY OF US ARE AS WE ENTER 2021,
  • 00:23:29.514 --> 00:23:34.152
  • BUT BEHIND THE SCENES, GODIS WORKING IT ALL TOGETHER
  • 00:23:34.252 --> 00:23:38.089
  • FOR OUR ULTIMATE GOOD.
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  • SO BE ENCOURAGED, AND THANKSFOR JOINING US THIS YEAR
  • 00:23:40.391 --> 00:23:44.429
  • HERE ON THE WATCHMAN.
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  • WE LOOK FORWARD TOSEEING YOU IN 2021.
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  • UNTIL THEN, HAPPY NEWYEAR, GOD BLESS YOU,
  • 00:23:48.699 --> 00:23:52.036
  • AND REMEMBER, NEVERHOLD YOUR PEACE.
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  • [EXCITING MUSIC]
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