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Episode 182

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December 17, 2020
24:59

Host Erick Stakelbeck is joined by top Israeli official Alon Ushpiz to discuss Israel's new alliances in the Middle East. Plus, meet the Santa Claus of Jerusalem.

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Episode 182

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  • [UPBEAT MUSIC]
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  • - [ERICK] THIS WEEKON THE WATCHMAN...
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  • IT'S CHRISTMAS IN THE HOLY LAND.
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  • WE HEAD TO NAZARETH TO SEEHOW ISRAELIS OF ALL BACKGROUNDS
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  • JOIN TOGETHER FOR A VERYSPECIAL CHRISTMAS TRADITION.
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  • - [MAN] LOOK HOW MANYPEOPLE IT BRINGS.
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  • GOOD FEELINGS AND ANEW GENERATION THAT IS GROWING
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  • UP HERE IN NAZARETH, RECEIVINGTREES FROM A JEWISH FORESTER
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  • EVERY YEAR, TWO WEEKSBEFORE CHRISTMAS.
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  • - [ERICK] PLUS HE'S THESANTA CLAUS OF JERUSALEM,
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  • AND YOU'LL SEE HOW HE'SBRINGING CHRISTMAS CHEER
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  • TO THE LAND WHEREJESUS WAS BORN.
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  • ALL THAT END TO LOOKAT THE POSSIBLE ORIGIN
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  • OF THE THREE WISE MEN.
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  • ONLY RIGHTHERE ON THE WATCHMAN.
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  • [UPBEAT MUSIC]
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  • AND WELCOME TO THE WATCHMAN.
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  • CHRISTMAS TIME ISHERE AND FOR FOLLOWERS
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  • OF JESUS EVERYWHERE,THIS IS A MAGICAL SEASON
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  • WHERE WE CELEBRATE THESAVIOR COMING INTO THE WORLD.
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  • NOW, EACH COUNTRY HAS ITSOWN CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS
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  • AND ISRAEL IS NO DIFFERENT.
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  • ALTHOUGH CHRISTIANS ARE AMINORITY IN THE LAND WHERE
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  • CHRIST WAS BORN, JUST LIKE US
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  • THEY GET VERY EXCITEDDURING THIS TIME OF YEAR.
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  • BUT THESE ISRAELI BELIEVERSHAVE THE VERY SPECIAL PRIVILEGE
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  • OF WALKING, WHERE JESUS WALKEDIN ISRAEL, THE COUNTRY WHERE
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  • THE VERY FIRSTCHRISTMAS TOOK PLACE.
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  • THAT NIGHT IN BETHLEHEMSOME 2000 YEARS AGO
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  • CHANGED OUR WORLD FOREVER.
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  • AND IN PLACES LIKE NAZARETH,EVEN AMONG THOSE WHO
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  • DON'T FOLLOW JESUS, HISMESSAGE STILL RESONATES TODAY.
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  • TAKE A LOOK.
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  • [SOFT UPBEAT MUSIC]
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  • EVERY YEAR, PILGRIMSFROM AROUND THE WORLD,
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  • RUSH TO THE HOLY LANDTO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS.
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  • BUT IF YOU WANTCHRISTMAS IN ISRAEL,
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  • YOU HAVE TO KNOW WHERE TO LOOK.
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  • [SOFT UPBEAT MUSIC]
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  • MOST ISRAELIS AREJEWISH OR MUSLIM,
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  • SO FOR THEM, DECEMBER25TH IS JUST ANOTHER DAY.
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  • BUT THE LOCAL CHRISTIANMINORITY APPROACHES THE HOLIDAY
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  • WITH A REVERENCEAND A RESPECT WORTHY
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  • OF THE SAVIOR WHOSE BIRTHDAYTHEY'RE CELEBRATING.
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  • MANY ARAB CHRISTIANS HAVEDEEP ROOTS IN THIS LAND
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  • AND TOGETHER WITH LOCALARMENIANS, COPTICS, SYRIANS
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  • AND MONKS FROM AROUND THE WORLD,
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  • THEY SAFEGUARD THE HOLYPLACES AND HOLY TRADITIONS
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  • THAT GO BACK HUNDREDS ANDEVEN THOUSANDS OF YEARS.
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  • [SOFT UPBEAT MUSIC]
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  • BETHLEHEM WHERE JESUSWAS BORN TODAY IS PART
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  • OF THE PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES,
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  • JUST A SHORT DRIVEFROM JERUSALEM.
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  • [SOFT UPBEAT MUSIC]
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  • THE CHURCH OF NATIVITY ISTHE SPOT TO BE ON CHRISTMAS
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  • WHERE YOU CAN SEE FORYOURSELF, THE GROTTO WHERE
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  • IT'S BELIEVED JESUS WAS BORN.
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  • [SOFT UPBEAT MUSIC]
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  • THROUGHOUT JERUSALEM,HAIFA, JAFFA
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  • CHRISTIAN VILLAGES,AND MONASTERIES,
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  • THERE ARE SMALL POCKETSOF CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS
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  • AND EACH ONE HAS ITS OWNCHARM, CHOIRS, CHURCH SERVICES
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  • LIGHTS AND OF COURSECHRISTMAS TREES.
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  • AND IN NAZARETH, THE CHRISTIANSGET THEIR CHRISTMAS TREES
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  • FROM A JEWISH ORGANIZATION
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  • CALLED KEREN KAYEMETHLEISRAEL OR KKL.
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  • [SOFT UPBEAT MUSIC]
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  • - I JOINED KKL 25 YEARS AGO
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  • AND GOT MY POSITIONAS A FOREST MANAGER.
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  • AND RIGHT AWAY,SINCE THE BEGINNING
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  • THE MUNICIPALITY OFNAZARETH CALLED ME
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  • AND ASKED FOR ASSISTANCEIN GETTING CHRISTMAS TREES
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  • FOR THE CHURCHES ANDTHE SCHOOLS IN NAZARETH.
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  • AND ACTUALLY THISBECAME A TRADITION.
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  • [SOFT UPBEAT MUSIC]
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  • [POWER SAW BUZZING]
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  • EVERY YEAR I RECEIVE ALETTER AND WE GO WITH THEM,
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  • WE CHOOSE THE NICEST TREES.
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  • IT'S ABOUT 80 TREES A YEAR
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  • AND SUPPLY THEM ABOUT TWOWEEKS BEFORE THE HOLIDAY.
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  • [SOFT UPBEAT MUSIC]
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  • THE CHRISTIANCOMMUNITY IS NOT SO BIG
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  • AND YOU CAN'T JUST GOAND BUY A TREE USUALLY.
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  • [SOFT UPBEAT MUSIC]
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  • IT'S OUR HONOR.
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  • AND WE SEE IT AS A TASKTHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE
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  • AND WE'RE VERY PROUDTHAT WE'RE DOING IT.
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  • [SOFT UPBEAT MUSIC]
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  • [SOFT UPBEAT MUSIC]
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  • - THEY BRING IT EVERY YEAR ANDWE ARE VERY HAPPY TO HAVE IT
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  • AND IT HELPS, YOU KNOW,GET THE KIDS EXCITED
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  • AND ENTERING INTO THE CHRISTMASSEASON THAT WE ARE IN.
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  • [SPEAKING HEBREW]
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  • - I'M VERY, VERY GLADTO MEET YOU FINALLY.
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  • - YOU'RE WELCOME.- 25 YEARS OF BRINGING
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  • THE TREES HERE FROM OURNURSERY IN THAT FOREST
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  • AND FINALLY, I SEE YOU ANDTHE CHILDREN ENJOYING IT.
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  • GOOD TO MEET YOU.- GOOD TO MEET YOU TOO.
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  • THANK YOU FOR COMING.
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  • LET ME SHOW YOU THETREE [INDISTINCT].
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  • - OF COURSE.- IT'S THE JEWISH AGENCY
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  • THAT'S GIVING THIS TREETO THE MUNICIPALITY
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  • WHICH IS LED BY A MUSLIM MAN
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  • AND THEN THE MUNICIPALITYIS GIVING THAT
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  • TO NAZARETH BAPTIST SCHOOLWHICH IS THE CHRISTIAN
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  • SCHOOL OF COURSE.
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  • - HELLO.- HELLO, HELLO.
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  • - NICE TO MEET YOU.
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  • AND WHAT GRADE ARE YOU ALL AT?
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  • WHAT GRADE ARE YOU IN?
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  • FIFTH?
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  • - SO IT SHOWS SOLIDARITY.
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  • I LOVE COEXISTENCE ASSOMETHING THAT IS MUCH NEEDED
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  • IN THIS COUNTRY.
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  • AND CHRISTMAS IS A GOOD TIMETO MANIFEST THAT AND REFLECT
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  • THAT IN OUR LIVES ANDIN THE SMALL GESTURE
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  • OF GIVING THE TREE.
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  • - MERRY CHRISTMAS ANDHAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU
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  • AND YOUR FAMILIES.- THANK YOU.
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  • [SOFT UPBEAT MUSIC]
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  • - I HOPE THE NEXTGENERATION WILL JUST
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  • SEE ALL THIS BLESSINGAND THIS COOPERATION.
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  • - YES, LET'S GROW TREES ANDNOT ALL THE OTHER THINGS
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  • THAT WE HEAR ABOUT IN THE NEWS.
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  • - AMEN, AMEN.- AMEN,
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  • [SPEAKING HEBREW]
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  • - GOD WILLING.- MERRY CHRISTMAS
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  • AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR.
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  • [SOFT UPBEAT MUSIC]
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  • - CHRISTMAS IS PART OF NAZARETH
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  • BECAUSE NAZARETH IS THEPLACE WHERE JESUS LIVED
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  • MOST OF HIS LIFE.
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  • ACTUALLY, EVERYTHINGWERE RELATED TO JESUS
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  • IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US.
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  • [SOFT UPBEAT MUSIC]
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  • AS A MUSLIM, I FEEL THATTHIS IS MY FEAST ALSO.
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  • IN NAZARETH, WE FEELTHAT IT'S HARMONY
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  • AND ALL OF US LIVE TOGETHER
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  • AND ALL OF US RESPECT CHRISTMAS.
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  • WE FEEL THAT WE ARE ONE BODY.
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  • [SOFT UPBEAT MUSIC]
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  • - LOOK HOW MANY PEOPLEIT BRINGS, GOOD FEELINGS
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  • AND A NEW GENERATION THAT ISGROWING UP HERE IN NAZARETH
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  • RECEIVING TREES FROM AJEWISH FORESTER EVERY YEAR
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  • TWO WEEKS BEFORE CHRISTMAS.
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  • - THIS SMALL GESTURETHAT SHOWS LOVE SHOWS
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  • THAT IT'S POSSIBLE IF WE PUTASIDE POLITICAL DIFFERENCES
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  • AND OTHER THINGS THAT MAYBEWE CAN BRING A LITTLE BIT
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  • OF HAPPINESS TO THEOTHER PEOPLES LIVING HERE
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  • IN THIS COUNTRY, IT GIVES ALITTLE BIT OF HOPE IN THE MIDST
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  • OF ALL THE DIFFICULTIES THATWE LIVE IN, IN THIS COUNTRY.
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  • [SOFT UPBEAT MUSIC]
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  • - BIG, THANKS TO MATI SHOSHANIAND THE TBN ISRAEL TEAM
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  • FOR THAT VERY SPECIALCHRISTMAS STORY.
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  • WELL UP NEXT, HE'S TRADEDIN HIS REINDEER FOR A CAMEL.
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  • MEET THE SANTA CLAUSOF JERUSALEM AND SEE
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  • JOY THIS SEASON TO THELAND WHERE IT ALL BEGAN.
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  • STICK AROUND.
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  • - [ANNOUNCER] CHRISTMASUNITED FOR ISRAEL
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  • IS THE LARGESTPRO-ISRAEL ORGANIZATION
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  • IN THE UNITED STATES WITHOVER 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 DISCOVER THEBIBLICAL IMPORTANCE OF STANDING
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  • WITH ISRAEL ANDTHE JEWISH PEOPLE
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  • YOU CAN DEFEND ISRAELVIRTUALLY BY RESPONDING
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  • TO CUFI'S ACTION ALERTS ANDSHARING CUFI'S PRO-ISRAEL
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  • CONTENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA.
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  • YOU CAN SUPPORT ISRAEL LOCALLYBY HOSTING A CUFI EVENT
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  • AT YOUR CHURCH.
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  • GET INVOLVED NATIONALLY BYATTENDING OUR WASHINGTON DC
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  • SUMMIT OR VISIT THEHOLY LAND WITH CUFI
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  • ON A LIFE-CHANGING ISRAEL TOUR.
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  • VISIT WWW.CUFI.ORG
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  • OR CALL TO HELP ENSURE THATTHE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ISRAEL
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  • AND THE UNITED STATESREMAIN STRONG AND SECURE.
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  • IT'S A MOVEMENT FORSUCH A TIME AS THIS.
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  • [KEYBOARD TYPING]
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  • [UPBEAT MUSIC]
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  • - WELCOME TO JERUSALEM WHEREEVERY WEEK ON THE WATCHMAN SHOW
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  • WE ARE BRINGING YOU THEINSIDE STORY OF ISRAEL
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  • AND HOW IT AFFECTS YOU.
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  • FROM SECURITY THREATSLIKE IRAN AND ISIS
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  • TO AMAZING BIBLICAL HISTORY,TO STORIES OF ISRAEL
  • 00:11:14.179 --> 00:11:17.416
  • FULFILLING ITS DESTINY.
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  • AS A LIGHT UNTO THENATIONS OUR TEAM
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  • AT CHRISTIANS UNITEDFOR ISRAEL IS COMMITTED
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  • TO BRINGING YOU THETRUTH ABOUT GOD'S LAND.
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  • JOIN US EVERY FRIDAYNIGHT, EXCLUSIVELY ON TBN
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  • AS WE SET THE RECORD STRAIGHTON WHAT'S REALLY HAPPENING
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  • RIGHT HERE IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
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  • FOR ZIONS SAKE, WEWILL NOT REMAIN SILENT.
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  • [UPBEAT MUSIC]
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  • AND WELCOME BACK.
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  • HE LIVES ON SANTA KLAUSLANE, NOT IN THE NORTH POLE
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  • BUT IN JERUSALEM'S OLD CITY.
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  • WE PAID A VISIT TO SANTASHOUSE TO MEET THE SANTA KLAUS
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  • OF THE HOLY LAND AND SEEHOW HE'S BRINGING SMILES
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  • TO KIDS OF ALL AGES IN THEPLACE WHERE JESUS WAS BORN.
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  • TAKE A LOOK.
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  • [SOFT UPBEAT MUSIC]
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  • - MY FATHER USED TOHAVE A OLD SANTA SUIT
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  • AND HE USED TO WEAR IT FORUS, ME AND MY TWO SISTERS.
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  • AND HE USED TO WEARIT IN CHRISTMAS TIME
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  • JUST TO MAKE US HAPPY.
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  • [SOFT UPBEAT MUSIC]
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  • AND I FOUND IT IN THECUPBOARD 15 YEARS AGO
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  • AND I SAID WELL,LET ME TRY IT ON.
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  • [UPBEAT MUSIC]
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  • [LAUGHING]
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  • MERRY CHRISTMAS.
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  • I'M ISSA ANIS KASSISSIEH ASKNOWN AT THE JERUSALEM SANTA
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  • [SOFT UPBEAT MUSIC]
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  • WE ARE ACTUALLY INSANTA'S HOUSE IN THE HEART
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  • OF THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM.
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  • [UPLIFTING MUSIC]
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  • THIS HOUSE IS 700YEARS OLD HOUSE.
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  • IT'S MY FAMILY HOUSETHE KASSISSIEH FAMILY.
  • 00:13:06.658 --> 00:13:09.528
  • WE ARE AS A FIRSTCHRISTIAN FAMILY
  • 00:13:09.628 --> 00:13:11.396
  • IN THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM.
  • 00:13:11.496 --> 00:13:12.831
  • WE ARE HERE MORE THAN 900 YEARS.
  • 00:13:12.931 --> 00:13:15.267
  • [UPLIFTING MUSIC]
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  • CHRISTMAS IN THE UNITEDSTATES IS DIFFERENT
  • 00:13:17.035 --> 00:13:18.637
  • THAN THE CHRISTMAS INJERUSALEM AND THE HOLY LAND.
  • 00:13:18.737 --> 00:13:21.206
  • IT'S A BIG DIFFERENT,YOU CAN SEE EVERYTHING,
  • 00:13:21.306 --> 00:13:23.809
  • THE CRATE IT'S ABIG THINGS THERE.
  • 00:13:23.909 --> 00:13:25.677
  • IT'S A BIGGER COMMERCIAL.
  • 00:13:25.777 --> 00:13:27.512
  • THEY GO IN A DIFFERENTWAY, THEY DO IN EVENTS.
  • 00:13:27.612 --> 00:13:31.049
  • HERE'S DIFFERENT.
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  • [UPLIFTING MUSIC]MERRY CHRISTMAS.
  • 00:13:32.818 --> 00:13:34.152
  • THE HOLY LAND IS THE REAL PLACEOF ALSO THE BIRTH OF JESUS.
  • 00:13:34.252 --> 00:13:38.490
  • [UPLIFTING MUSIC]
  • 00:13:38.590 --> 00:13:39.991
  • IT'S WHERE'S THIS IS STARTED.
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  • MERRY CHRISTMAS.
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  • THIS IS VERY SPECIAL TO ME ASA SANTA HERE TO BE IN THE CITY
  • 00:13:44.696 --> 00:13:48.033
  • OF JERUSALEM TO GIVE THE MESSAGE
  • 00:13:48.133 --> 00:13:50.302
  • OF CHRISTMAS IN THE HOLY LAND.
  • 00:13:50.402 --> 00:13:52.270
  • AS FAR AS I KNOW I'M THEONLY SANTA IN JERUSALEM
  • 00:13:52.370 --> 00:13:54.906
  • IN THE HOLY LAND.
  • 00:13:55.006 --> 00:13:56.208
  • [UPLIFTING MUSIC]
  • 00:13:56.308 --> 00:14:03.415
  • LAST YEAR, I HAVE 12.000 PERSONCOMING TO THE SANTA'S HOUSE.
  • 00:14:15.627 --> 00:14:19.664
  • THEY COME JEWISH,MUSLIMS, CHRISTIAN
  • 00:14:24.102 --> 00:14:26.538
  • EITHER INTERNATIONAL, WHOA.
  • 00:14:26.638 --> 00:14:29.641
  • [SPEAKING HEBREW][UPLIFTING MUSIC]
  • 00:14:29.741 --> 00:14:34.946
  • THE PEOPLE ARE VERYEXCITED TO SEE SANTA
  • 00:14:35.046 --> 00:14:36.915
  • BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE REALLYTO SEE SANTA IN JERUSALEM.
  • 00:14:37.015 --> 00:14:40.619
  • WHEN I SEE THIS INSMILE OF THE CHILDREN,
  • 00:14:43.922 --> 00:14:46.024
  • AND ALSO THE PARENTS ARE HAPPY
  • 00:14:46.124 --> 00:14:47.826
  • THAT'S MAKE ME FEEL HAPPY
  • 00:14:47.926 --> 00:14:49.194
  • BECAUSE I WANNAGIVE MORE AND MORE.
  • 00:14:49.294 --> 00:14:50.695
  • BYE, I LOVE YOU.
  • 00:14:50.795 --> 00:14:52.697
  • - BYE.[UPLIFTING MUSIC]
  • 00:14:52.797 --> 00:14:55.734
  • - THE IDEA FOR DOINGSANTA IS TO BRING JOY
  • 00:14:55.834 --> 00:14:57.869
  • AND LOVE AND PEACE TOJERUSALEM AND TO THE HOLY LAND
  • 00:14:57.969 --> 00:15:00.939
  • AND TO THE WORLD.
  • 00:15:01.039 --> 00:15:02.207
  • [UPLIFTING MUSIC]
  • 00:15:02.307 --> 00:15:03.275
  • IT'S REALLY COMPLICATEDHERE IN THIS COUNTRY
  • 00:15:03.375 --> 00:15:05.577
  • THE HOLY LAND, BECAUSE OFCOURSE WITH THIS SITUATION,
  • 00:15:05.677 --> 00:15:08.313
  • ALSO WE HAVE DIFFERENTRELIGION, BUT FOR ME
  • 00:15:08.413 --> 00:15:11.182
  • IT'S TO GIVE THIS MESSAGEWHEREVER IT HAPPENED.
  • 00:15:11.283 --> 00:15:13.118
  • EITHER IF IT'S HARD TIMEWE HAVE, I STILL GIVE IT.
  • 00:15:13.218 --> 00:15:16.821
  • EITHER WITH A SMALL PIECEOF CHOCOLATE FOR THE CHILD
  • 00:15:16.922 --> 00:15:19.658
  • TO GIVE A CHOCOLATE,IT'S MAKING ME FEEL HAPPY
  • 00:15:19.758 --> 00:15:22.761
  • ALSO BECAUSE CHILDRENTHEY DON'T KNOW
  • 00:15:22.861 --> 00:15:24.496
  • WHAT'S GOING ON AROUND THEM.
  • 00:15:24.596 --> 00:15:26.531
  • THEY ARE ANGELS.
  • 00:15:26.631 --> 00:15:27.832
  • WE NEED TO GIVETHEM THE HAPPINESS.
  • 00:15:27.933 --> 00:15:29.834
  • THIS IS A VERY GOOD MESSAGE.
  • 00:15:29.935 --> 00:15:31.403
  • THEY WILL GROW UPWITH A GOOD MESSAGE
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  • COMING FROM JERUSALEMTO THE WORLD.
  • 00:15:34.005 --> 00:15:36.308
  • [UPLIFTING MUSIC]
  • 00:15:36.408 --> 00:15:39.844
  • THE TRUE CHRISTMAS SPIRITIS WHEREVER YOU ARE,
  • 00:15:39.945 --> 00:15:43.181
  • YOU GIVE THE JOY FROM HEARTAND LOVE WHEREVER YOU ARE.
  • 00:15:43.281 --> 00:15:46.051
  • EITHER FROM JERUSALEM ORANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.
  • 00:15:46.151 --> 00:15:49.220
  • THAT'S THE MESSAGE I SEND.
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  • CHRISTMAS IS ALSOTO FORGIVENESS.
  • 00:15:50.522 --> 00:15:53.892
  • MANY PEOPLE ARE MAYBEAGAINST EACH OTHER, WHATEVER
  • 00:15:53.992 --> 00:15:56.261
  • AND THAT'S MY MESSAGETOO, TO FORGIVE.
  • 00:15:56.361 --> 00:15:58.930
  • FORGIVENESS IS ONE OF THEMAIN IMPORTANT THINGS TO GIVE
  • 00:15:59.030 --> 00:16:02.367
  • AND LOVE AND PEACETO EACH OTHER.
  • 00:16:02.467 --> 00:16:04.502
  • IF THE PEACE COME FROMJERUSALEM FROM THE HOLY LAND
  • 00:16:04.602 --> 00:16:08.673
  • AND THIS IS THEHEART OF THE WORLD,
  • 00:16:08.773 --> 00:16:10.375
  • IT'S PEACE, ALL THE WORLD.
  • 00:16:10.475 --> 00:16:13.378
  • THAT'S MY MESSAGE.
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  • IT HAPPENED FROM HEREAND IT WILL END HERE.
  • 00:16:14.612 --> 00:16:17.449
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS ANDA HAPPY NEW YEAR.
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  • HO, HO, HOLY LAND.
  • 00:16:20.218 --> 00:16:23.922
  • - GREAT STUFF.
  • 00:16:24.022 --> 00:16:25.090
  • THANKS AGAIN TO ISSA THESANTA CLAUS OF THE HOLY LAND
  • 00:16:25.190 --> 00:16:27.459
  • FOR SHARING HIS SPECIAL STORY.
  • 00:16:27.559 --> 00:16:29.361
  • WELL COMING UP, THEYWERE A POWERFUL PEOPLE
  • 00:16:29.461 --> 00:16:31.629
  • DURING THE TIME OF JESUSBUT COULD THE NABATAEANS
  • 00:16:31.730 --> 00:16:35.066
  • HAVE A LINK TOTHE THREE WISE MEN
  • 00:16:35.166 --> 00:16:37.736
  • WHO CAME BEARINGGIFTS FOR JESUS.
  • 00:16:37.836 --> 00:16:40.171
  • FIND OUT AFTER THE BREAK.
  • 00:16:40.271 --> 00:16:43.408
  • [UPLIFTING MUSIC]
  • 00:16:43.508 --> 00:16:46.444
  • - [ANNOUNCER] TRAVELING TOISRAEL, THE LAND OF THE BIBLE
  • 00:16:46.544 --> 00:16:49.147
  • IS A ONCE IN ALIFETIME EXPERIENCE
  • 00:16:49.247 --> 00:16:51.082
  • THAT WILL REVOLUTIONIZEYOUR LIFE.
  • 00:16:51.182 --> 00:16:53.218
  • THIS MONTH, WE'REBRINGING ISRAEL TO YOU
  • 00:16:53.318 --> 00:16:55.553
  • WITH CUFI'S NEW PROMISED LANDMINI BOOK, WHILE YOU MAY NOT
  • 00:16:55.653 --> 00:16:59.190
  • HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITYTO PHYSICALLY STEP FOOT
  • 00:16:59.290 --> 00:17:01.559
  • IN THIS SACRED LAND, WEWANT YOU TO DISCOVER ISRAEL
  • 00:17:01.659 --> 00:17:04.362
  • FOR YOURSELF IN A POWERFUL WAY.
  • 00:17:04.462 --> 00:17:06.297
  • CUFI'S PROMISED LAND BOOKLETWILL BRING THE HOLY LAND TO LIFE
  • 00:17:06.398 --> 00:17:10.101
  • AND TRANSFORM YOU.
  • 00:17:10.201 --> 00:17:11.503
  • AND THIS MONTH, IT'S YOURSWITH YOUR GIFT OF ANY AMOUNT.
  • 00:17:11.603 --> 00:17:14.639
  • ON EVERY PAGE YOU'LLVISIT IMPORTANT BIBLICAL
  • 00:17:14.739 --> 00:17:16.975
  • AND HISTORICAL SITES WITHINISRAEL THAT WILL TRANSPORT YOU
  • 00:17:17.075 --> 00:17:20.211
  • TO THE LAND OF THE BIBLE.
  • 00:17:20.311 --> 00:17:21.579
  • LEARN THE HISTORICAL AND PRESENTDAY SIGNIFICANCE OF MAJOR
  • 00:17:21.679 --> 00:17:24.649
  • SITES IN ISRAEL FROM THESEA OF GALILEE TO JERUSALEM.
  • 00:17:24.749 --> 00:17:28.019
  • SEE THE SCRIPTURES UNFOLDBEFORE YOUR VERY EYES
  • 00:17:28.119 --> 00:17:30.855
  • AS YOU FOLLOW IN THEFOOTSTEPS OF OUR REDEEMER.
  • 00:17:30.955 --> 00:17:33.525
  • VISIT WWW.CUFI.ORG/PROMISELANDAND RECEIVE YOUR COPY TODAY.
  • 00:17:33.625 --> 00:17:42.600
  • [UPLIFTING MUSIC]
  • 00:17:42.700 --> 00:17:46.871
  • - AND WELCOME BACK.
  • 00:17:46.971 --> 00:17:48.206
  • THEY WERE A POWERFUL PEOPLEDURING THE TIME OF JESUS.
  • 00:17:48.306 --> 00:17:51.209
  • YET THE NABATAEANS ARE NEVERMENTIONED IN THE BIBLE.
  • 00:17:51.309 --> 00:17:54.612
  • OUR GOOD FRIEND, DANNY,THE DIGGER HERMAN TAKES US
  • 00:17:54.712 --> 00:17:57.482
  • TO AN ANCIENT SITE DEEPIN ISRAEL'S NEGEV DESERT
  • 00:17:57.582 --> 00:18:00.852
  • TO BRING US THE STORY OFTHESE MYSTERIOUS PEOPLE
  • 00:18:00.952 --> 00:18:03.721
  • WHO MAY HAVE GIVEN USTHE THREE WISE MEN.
  • 00:18:03.822 --> 00:18:07.025
  • TAKE A LOOK.
  • 00:18:07.125 --> 00:18:08.359
  • [UPLIFTING MUSIC]
  • 00:18:08.460 --> 00:18:19.270
  • IT IS THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEWTHAT GIVES US THE MOST DETAILED
  • 00:18:19.370 --> 00:18:22.774
  • ACCOUNT OF THE BIRTH OF JESUS.
  • 00:18:22.874 --> 00:18:25.176
  • AND AMONG OTHERS, IT RECORDSTHREE WISE MEN COMING
  • 00:18:25.276 --> 00:18:29.080
  • FROM THE EAST TOADORN THE NEWBORN
  • 00:18:29.180 --> 00:18:31.382
  • AND UPON SEEINGHIM AND HIS MOTHER
  • 00:18:31.483 --> 00:18:33.418
  • THEY PRESENT UNIQUE GIFTS,GOLD MYRRH AND FRANKINCENSE.
  • 00:18:33.518 --> 00:18:39.023
  • WHO COULD BE THOSE PEOPLE.
  • 00:18:39.124 --> 00:18:40.992
  • AS AN ARCHEOLOGIST STUDYINGTHIS REGION FOR MANY YEARS
  • 00:18:41.092 --> 00:18:44.395
  • THE REGION OF THE HOLY LANDAND ITS NEIGHBORING CULTURES
  • 00:18:44.496 --> 00:18:47.065
  • I AM OF THE OPINION THATIT COULD ONLY BE REFERRING
  • 00:18:47.165 --> 00:18:49.601
  • TO ONE GROUP OFPEOPLE, THE NABATAEANS.
  • 00:18:49.701 --> 00:18:52.237
  • THE NABATAEANS WERE ASUBMITTED GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO
  • 00:18:52.337 --> 00:18:56.040
  • IN THE TIME OF JESUS HADA SPECIAL ECONOMICAL NICHE
  • 00:18:56.141 --> 00:19:00.445
  • OF TRANSPORTING GOODSFROM THE SOUTHERN END
  • 00:19:00.545 --> 00:19:03.314
  • OF THE ARABIAN PENINSULA,AS WELL AS EASTERN AFRICA
  • 00:19:03.414 --> 00:19:06.951
  • AND EVEN GOODS FROMINDIA ACROSS THE DESERT
  • 00:19:07.051 --> 00:19:10.955
  • AND UP TO THE EASTERNMEDITERRANEAN AT
  • 00:19:11.055 --> 00:19:15.760
  • NO ONE ELSE KNEW HOWTO CARRY THE LOADS
  • 00:19:15.860 --> 00:19:19.063
  • FOR THIS HARSH ENVIRONMENTONLY THE NABATAEANS
  • 00:19:19.164 --> 00:19:21.966
  • HAD THE KNOWLEDGE OFHIDDEN WATER RESERVOIRS
  • 00:19:22.066 --> 00:19:25.003
  • WHAT GOOD IN A WAY,REFUEL THEIR CAMELS
  • 00:19:25.103 --> 00:19:27.906
  • AND SO MANAGE THIS JOURNEY.
  • 00:19:28.006 --> 00:19:30.575
  • THE GOODS WERE OF VARIOUS TYPES
  • 00:19:30.675 --> 00:19:33.478
  • BUT IT IS THE MYRRH,THE FRANKINCENSE,
  • 00:19:33.578 --> 00:19:38.416
  • ON INCENSE BURNERS LIKE THESEAND PRODUCE A VERY SPECIAL
  • 00:19:38.516 --> 00:19:42.587
  • AND PLEASANT ODORTHAT WAS VERY POPULAR
  • 00:19:42.687 --> 00:19:45.290
  • FOR BOTH DOMESTICUSE AND RITUALS.
  • 00:19:45.390 --> 00:19:48.893
  • AND THE LAST FIVE DAYSOF THE JOURNEY WOULD BE
  • 00:19:48.993 --> 00:19:52.163
  • THROUGH THE SOUTHERNAREA OF THE HOLY LAND
  • 00:19:52.263 --> 00:19:55.366
  • THROUGH THE NEGEV, THIS SITEOF THAT WAS ONE OF THEM.
  • 00:19:55.466 --> 00:19:59.871
  • OF THAT NAMED AFTER A NABATAEANKING WOULD BE A MAJOR REST
  • 00:19:59.971 --> 00:20:03.841
  • PLACE AFTER CROSSING THE AGAVAR,
  • 00:20:03.942 --> 00:20:06.444
  • THERE ARE MORE CREATOR THANBEFORE COMPLETING THE LAST STAGE
  • 00:20:06.544 --> 00:20:10.181
  • OF THE JOURNEY, REACHING GAZA,WHERE THE REWARD WILL FINALLY
  • 00:20:10.281 --> 00:20:14.185
  • BE GIVEN TO THEM IN A LOTOF CASH, BACK THEN GOLD.
  • 00:20:14.285 --> 00:20:19.357
  • [UPLIFTING MUSIC]
  • 00:20:19.457 --> 00:20:22.927
  • OF THAT STARTED AS ACARAVAN SARIAH IN THE MIDDLE
  • 00:20:23.027 --> 00:20:25.563
  • OF THE NEGEV HALFWAYBETWEEN THE RAMON CRATER
  • 00:20:25.663 --> 00:20:28.600
  • IN THE SPRING OF AVDAT,
  • 00:20:28.700 --> 00:20:30.268
  • THIS HILLTOP ORIGINALLY WAS USED
  • 00:20:30.368 --> 00:20:32.036
  • BY THE NABATAEANS PROBABLYFOR SACRIFICIAL ACTIVITIES.
  • 00:20:32.136 --> 00:20:36.040
  • THIS SLAB OF STONE SEEMED TOHAVE BEEN USED FOR RITUALS.
  • 00:20:36.140 --> 00:20:39.777
  • THE GROOVES LEADING INTOA SMALL BASIN WERE PERHAPS
  • 00:20:39.877 --> 00:20:42.847
  • TO ENABLE THE SLAUGHTER OFSMALL ANIMALS BY THE NABATAEANS
  • 00:20:42.947 --> 00:20:46.050
  • TO THANK THEIR GODSDUSHARA AND AL-UZZA
  • 00:20:46.150 --> 00:20:49.187
  • FOR ACHIEVING THIS LONG JOURNEY,AT LEAST UP TO THIS POINT.
  • 00:20:49.287 --> 00:20:53.024
  • AND BEHIND ME, THE COLUMNSTHE NABATAEANS CAPITALS
  • 00:20:53.124 --> 00:20:56.194
  • WERE ALL PROBABLY PART OFA NABATAEAN CULTIC CENTER.
  • 00:20:56.294 --> 00:20:59.931
  • OF THAT CONTINUED TO BEINHABITED ALSO IN ROMAN
  • 00:21:00.031 --> 00:21:02.634
  • IN BYZANTINE TIMES AND IN FACTIN THE BYZANTINE CHRISTIAN
  • 00:21:02.734 --> 00:21:05.603
  • PERIODS IT DEVELOPED INTO ASMALL TOWN WITH TWO CHURCHES.
  • 00:21:05.703 --> 00:21:09.540
  • LET'S TAKE A LOOKAT ONE OF THEM.
  • 00:21:09.641 --> 00:21:12.443
  • [UPLIFTING MUSIC]
  • 00:21:12.543 --> 00:21:14.679
  • THIS BASILICA SHAPED CHURCHADDED IN THE CITADEL OF AVDAT
  • 00:21:14.779 --> 00:21:19.651
  • IN BYZANTINE TIMES DEMONSTRATESTHE IMPACT OF CHRISTIANITY
  • 00:21:19.751 --> 00:21:23.921
  • EVEN IN THE LIMITSOF THE ROMAN EMPIRE
  • 00:21:24.022 --> 00:21:26.424
  • IN THE HEART OF THE DESERT.
  • 00:21:26.524 --> 00:21:28.326
  • AND YET, ALTHOUGH WEHAVE A GOOD DOCUMENT
  • 00:21:28.426 --> 00:21:30.662
  • OF THE CITY CENTER, THERESIDENTIAL AREA OF AVDAT
  • 00:21:30.762 --> 00:21:34.532
  • WHICH REFLECTS THE DAILYLIFE HERE IN ANCIENT TIMES
  • 00:21:34.632 --> 00:21:37.068
  • IT'S STILL WAITINGTO BE UNCOVERED
  • 00:21:37.168 --> 00:21:39.237
  • BY A PROPERLARGE-SCALE EXCAVATION.
  • 00:21:39.337 --> 00:21:42.373
  • WHO KNOWS WHAT MIGHT BEHIDING IN THOSE CAVES.
  • 00:21:42.473 --> 00:21:45.310
  • MAYBE EVEN TREASURESLEFT BY THE NABATAEANS,
  • 00:21:45.410 --> 00:21:48.713
  • TREASURES OF MYRRH,OF FRANKINCENSE,
  • 00:21:48.813 --> 00:21:51.482
  • OF GOLD IS MIGHT BE WAITINGHERE TO BE UNCOVERED
  • 00:21:51.582 --> 00:21:55.420
  • REFLECTING THEM THIS LEGENDARYWEALTH OF THE NABATAEANS.
  • 00:21:55.520 --> 00:22:00.725
  • [UPLIFTING MUSIC]
  • 00:22:00.825 --> 00:22:08.800
  • - THANKS AGAIN TOWATCHMAN CONTRIBUTOR,
  • 00:22:08.900 --> 00:22:10.568
  • DANNY THE DIGGER HERMANFOR THAT GREAT STORY.
  • 00:22:10.668 --> 00:22:13.404
  • COMING UP MY FINAL THOUGHTSON A VERY CHALLENGING YEAR
  • 00:22:13.504 --> 00:22:16.874
  • AND HOPE IN THE DARKNESS.
  • 00:22:16.974 --> 00:22:18.876
  • STICK AROUND.
  • 00:22:18.976 --> 00:22:20.611
  • - [ANNOUNCER] CUFI'S MISSIONIS TO EDUCATE AND EMPOWER
  • 00:22:20.712 --> 00:22:23.381
  • MILLIONS OF AMERICAN CHRISTIANSTO SPEAK WITH ONE VOICE
  • 00:22:23.481 --> 00:22:26.584
  • IN DEFENSE OF ISRAELAND THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 00:22:26.684 --> 00:22:29.187
  • THERE'S SEVERAL WAYSYOU CAN LEARN MORE
  • 00:22:29.287 --> 00:22:30.755
  • ABOUT ISRAEL EVERY DAY THROUGHCUFI'S DYNAMIC RESOURCES.
  • 00:22:30.855 --> 00:22:34.892
  • THE CUFI'S COFFEE BREAK IS AWEEKLY BITE-SIZE ISRAEL LESSON
  • 00:22:34.992 --> 00:22:38.730
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  • 00:22:38.830 --> 00:22:40.732
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  • 00:22:40.832 --> 00:22:43.735
  • ISRAEL'S AGRICULTURALCOMMUNITIES CALLED KIBBUTZ
  • 00:22:43.835 --> 00:22:46.938
  • AND THE HAMAS ROCKET THREAT
  • 00:22:47.038 --> 00:22:48.506
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  • 00:22:48.606 --> 00:22:51.075
  • EVERY LESSON CAN BE READIN UNDER FIVE MINUTES
  • 00:22:51.175 --> 00:22:53.678
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  • 00:22:53.778 --> 00:22:55.346
  • PLUS STAY INFORMED ON ALLTHE LATEST NEWS OUT OF ISRAEL
  • 00:22:55.446 --> 00:22:58.316
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  • 00:23:02.487 --> 00:23:04.555
  • ISRAEL RELATED HEADLINES.
  • 00:23:04.655 --> 00:23:06.124
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  • [UPLIFTING MUSIC]
  • 00:23:21.439 --> 00:23:24.609
  • - AND WELCOME BACK.
  • 00:23:24.709 --> 00:23:25.877
  • IT'S NO SECRET THAT THIS HASBEEN A VERY CHALLENGING YEAR
  • 00:23:25.977 --> 00:23:29.313
  • BUT DURING THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON
  • 00:23:29.414 --> 00:23:31.115
  • WE CAN TAKE GREAT ENCOURAGEMENTFROM THE GOSPEL OF JOHN
  • 00:23:31.215 --> 00:23:34.752
  • WHICH REMINDS US THATTHE WORD BECAME FLESH
  • 00:23:34.852 --> 00:23:37.922
  • AND MADE HIS DWELLING AMONG US.
  • 00:23:38.022 --> 00:23:39.857
  • WE HAVE SEEN HIS GLORY, THEGLORY OF THE ONE AND ONLY SON
  • 00:23:39.957 --> 00:23:43.828
  • WHO CAME FROM THE FATHERFULL OF GRACE AND TRUTH.
  • 00:23:43.928 --> 00:23:48.132
  • FOLKS THROUGH ALL THEDIFFICULTIES, GOD ALMIGHTY
  • 00:23:48.232 --> 00:23:51.402
  • STILL SITS ON THE THRONEAND HE LOVED US SO MUCH
  • 00:23:51.502 --> 00:23:54.439
  • THAT HE SENT HIS SONINTO THE WORLD FOR EACH
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  • AND EVERY ONE OF US.
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  • SO MERRY CHRISTMAS AND BESURE TO TUNE IN RIGHT HERE
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  • NEXT WEEK AS WE COMETO YOU FROM BETHLEHEM
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  • AND THE VERY SITES WHERE THENATIVITY STORY TOOK PLACE
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  • AND THE SAVIOR CAMEINTO THE WORLD.
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  • YOU WON'T WANNA MISS IT.
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  • UNTIL THEN GOD BLESS YOU.
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  • AND REMEMBER, NEVERHOLD YOUR PEACE.
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  • [UPLIFTING MUSIC]
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