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Episode: “The Heart of Israel”
The founder of Shiloh Israel Children’s Fund, David Rubin, provides his perspective on peace and coexistence between Jews and Arabs living side by side in Israel.

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  • 00:16 BRETHREN, MY HEART'S DESIRE AND PRAYER TO GOD FOR ISRAEL IS THAT THEY MIGHT BE SAVED.
  • 00:23 FOR THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE JEW AND THE GREEK, FOR THE SAME LORD OVER ALL IS RICH UNTO ALL THAT CALL UPON HIM.
  • 00:42 SHALOM AND WELCOME TO ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS I'M MYLES WEISS AND I'M KATHARINE WEISS AND WE WANT TO WELCOME YOU TO OUR SHOW TODAY.
  • 00:50 MYLES I'M EXCITED WE'RE GOING TO BE SHOWING DAVID RUBEN A FRIEND OF OURS IN THE HEARTLAND OF ISRAEL.
  • 00:56 AND DID YOU KNOW THAT ISRAEL IS THE SIZE OF NEW JERSEY?
  • 01:00 IT'S ONE OF THE SMALLEST PLACES ON THE EARTH BUT IT'S SO DISPUTED BECAUSE IT'S GOD'S PROMISED LAND.
  • 01:06 RIGHT... AND LISTEN TO THE PROMISE... THIS IS GENESIS 17:8.
  • 01:10 GOD SPEAKS TO ABRAHAM AND SAYS, WELL WE ARE SEEING THAT RIGHT NOW.
  • 01:25 ACCORDING TO THE PROPHETS AMOS 9:15 SAYS, "I WILL PLANT YOU IN THE LAND NEVER TO BE UPROOTED AGAIN.
  • 01:30 IT'S THE RESTORATION OF ISRAEL, OF THE PEOPLE OF THE LAND AND OF GOD'S COVENANT PLAN FOR ISRAEL.
  • 01:37 THE WEST BANK IS WHAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE DEFINED IN THIS SHOW AND PEOPLE OFTEN ASK ME "WHAT IS THE WEST BANK?"
  • 01:44 WELL IT'S NOT A BANK.
  • 01:45 IT'S ACTUALLY THE HEART OF ISRAEL AND DAVID'S GOING TO BE VERY CLEAR. >>IT IS.
  • 01:50 WE'VE BEEN MEETING WITH DAVID RUBEN FOR YEARS TAKING GROUPS UP TO SHILOH TO MEET WITH HIM.
  • 01:54 HE WAS A VICTIM OF TERROR AND HIS SON WAS AS WELL.
  • 01:57 AND THEY'RE DOING A WONDERFUL WORK UP THERE WITH A THERAPY CENTER FOR CHILDREN, VICTIMS OF TERROR.
  • 02:03 SO WE MET WITH DAVID AND WE ASKED HIM, "PLEASE DAVID DEFINE THE WEST BANK FOR US."
  • 02:11 THE TERM "WEST BANK" IS ACTUALLY VERY SIMILAR TO THE TERM "PALESTINE" BECAUSE PALESTINE IS A FICTIONAL TERM THAT WAS CREATED BY THE ROMAN CONQUERORS A LITTLE BIT UNDER 2,000 YEARS AGO.
  • 02:23 THEY HAD CONQUERED THE LAND OF ISRAEL, DRIVEN MOST OF THE JEWS FROM THE LAND OF ISRAEL AND AS PART OF THAT WHOLE PROCESS OF ERASING THE PRESENCE OF ISRAEL FROM ITS LAND THEY WIPED OFF THE NAMES "ISRAEL"AND "JUDEA" FROM THE MAP, THEY RENAMED THE LAND OF ISRAEL "PALESTINA"... AND THAT'S THE ROMANS.
  • 02:51 THEY RENAMED THE LAND OF ISRAEL "PALAESTINA" TAKING THAT WORD GIVEN A ROMAN DERIVATIVE OF THE WORD "PHILISTINES" WHO WERE OF COURSE THE ARCH ENEMIES OF ISRAEL.
  • 03:00 SO THE NAME "PALAESTINA" EVOLVED OVER THE HUNDREDS OF YEARS TO FOLLOW... THE CENTURIES THAT FOLLOWED... EVOLVED INTO "PALESTINE" AND PEOPLE CALLED IT PALESTINE.
  • 03:15 THE JEWS AROUND THE WORLD STILL PRAYED TO THE LAND OF ISRAEL... THEY STILL PRAYED FACING THE LAND OF ISRAEL FOR 2,000 YEARS.... 3 TIMES A DAY OR MORE WE WOULD PRAY TO THE LAND OF ISRAEL.
  • 03:28 BUT IN COMMON SPEECH IT WAS KNOWN AS PALESTINE BUT THERE WAS NO INDIGENOUS "PALESTINIAN PEOPLE".
  • 03:37 IN FACT MY FATHER-IN-LAW WHO GREW UP AND WAS BORN IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL AND LIVED HIS EARLY CHILDHOOD THERE HE WAS REFERRED TO AS "A PALESTINIAN".
  • 03:48 HE SAYS HE AND HIS FAMILY... THEY WERE PALESTINIANS... IF YOU SPOKE OF A PALESTINIAN YOU WERE SPEAKING ABOUT A JEW.
  • 03:55 AND IT'S ONLY AFTER... OKAY THE STATE OF ISRAEL WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1948... 1967 WE HAD THE MIRACULOUS SIX DAY WAR... AND THE SIX DAY WAR IN SIX DAYS AND ON THE SEVENTH DAY WE RESTED BECAUSE THE SEVENTH DAY WAS THE JEWISH SABBATH... AND WHAT HAPPENED IN THOSE SIX DAYS?
  • 04:18 WE RE-CAPTURED THE BIBLICAL HEARTLAND OF ISRAEL... RE-CAPTURED JUDEA... WE RE-CAPTURED SAMARIA... RE-CAPTURED OLD JERUSALEM... WE RE-CAPTURED THE GOLAN HEIGHTS, THE SINAI DESERT, GAZA... AND ALL OF THIS HAPPENED IN SIX DAYS AND ON THE SEVENTH DAY WE RESTED.
  • 04:36 NOW WHAT DOES THAT MEAN IN THE TERMS OF THE WEST BANK?
  • 04:40 THAT AREA THAT WE RE-CAPTURED, JUDEA AND SAMARIA, HAS COME TO BE KNOWN AS THE "WEST BANK".
  • 04:47 WHY DID THEY GIVE IT THE NAME "THE WEST BANK"?
  • 04:49 THE SAME REASON THE ROMANS GAVE THE LAND OF ISRAEL THE NAME PALESTINE... TO WIPE OFF THE PRESENCE OF THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL FROM ITS LAND.
  • 04:58 BUT IF YOU LOOK IN YOUR BIBLE... IF YOU LOOK IN YOUR HISTORY BOOKS YOU WILL NOT SEE THE TERM "WEST BANK"... THERE IS NO SUCH PLACE.
  • 05:07 I LIVE IN SAMARIA.
  • 05:09 SOUTH OF SAMARIA IS JERUSALEM AND JUDEA.
  • 05:13 THAT IS THE BIBLICAL "HEARTLAND OF ISRAEL".
  • 05:19 DAVID RUBEN IS SUCH A GREAT SPOKESMAN FOR THE SO-CALLED "WEST BANK" BECAUSE HE REALLY CAN UNDERSTAND IT BECAUSE HE LIVES THERE AND INTERPRET FOR US BIBLICALLY WHAT IT REALLY MEANS.
  • 05:28 ANOTHER GREAT SPOKESMAN IS DAVID HAIVRI.
  • 05:31 WE MET WITH HIM UP ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES WHERE HE SPOKE TO US ABOUT THESE SAME ISSUES FROM HIS POINT OF VIEW.
  • 05:37 ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS THAT HE BRINGS TO US IS AN UNDERSTANDING THAT THE CHRISTIANS ARE COMING TO SUPPORT THE JEWISH PEOPLE IN THE REBUILDING AND PLANTING VINEYARDS ON THE MOUNTAINS OF ISRAEL.
  • 05:48 AMOS 9:15 TELLS US THAT WE WOULD PLANT VINEYARDS AGAIN.
  • 05:52 IN FACT, CHRISTIANS ARE COMING AND HELPING DAVID HAIVRI AND HIS PEOPLE BUILD THE VINEYARDS ON THE MOUNTAINS OF ISRAEL.
  • 06:00 SO LET'S GO TO MY INTERVIEW WITH DAVID HAIVRI.
  • 06:11 DAVID WE'RE STANDING HERE WHERE THOUSANDS OF YEARS OF HISTORY HAVE TAKEN PLACE FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 06:16 WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR US TO BE HERE RIGHT ON THE WAY OF THE PATRIARCHS?
  • 06:19 MYLES THIS IS VERY INSPIRATIONAL.
  • 06:22 I DON'T KNOW IF THERE'S ANY PLACE IN THE WORLD THAT'S MORE INSPIRATIONAL THAN THE PLACE THAT WE'RE STANDING RIGHT NOW... HERE WITH THE TEMPLE MOUNT BEHIND US... THE CITY OF DAVID JUST BELOW US.
  • 06:33 THIS IS THE CENTER OF ISRAEL AND IT'S THE CENTER OF THE WORLD.
  • 06:37 ACCORDING TO OUR BELIEF JERUSALEM IS THE CENTER OF THE WORLD... THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL... THE CAPITAL OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 06:43 AND IT DOESN'T STOP HERE, IF WE KEEP GOING FROM THIS AREA... WE COME TO YOUR HOME DON'T WE?
  • 06:48 THE ROAD OF OUR FATHERS... ROAD NUMBER 60 WHICH TAKES US FROM SHECHEM IN THE NORTH ALL THE WAY DOWN TO BEERSHEVA IN THE SOUTH PASSING BY ALL OF THE LOCATIONS THAT ARE MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE... ALL OF THE STORIES OF OUR FATHERS ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB ALL OCCURRED ALONG THIS ROAD.
  • 07:08 JOSEPH THE SON OF JACOB... JACOB SENDS JOSEPH OUT TO SEEK OUT HIS BROTHERS WHO ARE MINDING THE FLOCKS AND HE GOES TO THIS VALLEY OF DOTHAN.
  • 07:18 THAT'S WHERE HE WAS ABDUCTED BY HIS BROTHERS AND THERE ARE SO MANY STORIES IN THE BIBLE THAT WE READ ABOUT OUR FATHERS REVOLVING AROUND THESE AREAS AND IT IS A GREAT INSPIRATION LIVING HERE... LIVING ON THESE MOUNTAINS... ON THE MOUNTAINS OF ISRAEL.
  • 07:34 I NOTICE THE PROPHET SAID THAT WE WOULD BE PLANTED BACK HERE NEVER TO BE UPROOTED AGAIN AND YET THERE ARE MANY THREATS AGAINST YOU LIVING IN THE COMMUNITY THAT YOU'RE IN RIGHT NOW.
  • 07:44 THAT IS THE TRUTH.
  • 07:45 I REPRESENT THE SHOMRON LIASON OFFICE THE JEWISH COMMUNITIES OF THE SAMARIA AND IT IS IRONIC THAT ALL OF THE ARROWS FACED AGAINST ISRAEL IN THE WORLD, ALL OF THE PROPAGANDA, ALL OF THE HATE FOCUSED ON ISRAEL IN UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES ALL TALK ABOUT ISRAEL'S CONTROL OF THIS AREA... THE AREA THAT THEY CALL THE WEST BANK IS JUDEA AND SAMARIA... IS THE HEARTLAND OF ISRAEL... IS THE CORE.
  • 08:10 THIS AREA... IT'S SO IRONIC THAT THIS AREA THAT'S THE MAIN CLAIM OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO THE LAND OF ISRAEL, THAT IS THE SAME PLACE THAT THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD ARE TRYING TO PRESSURE ISRAEL TO REMOVE JEWISH PEOPLE FROM AND TO GIVE OVER TO OTHER PEOPLE.
  • 08:26 I READ YOUR ARTICLE RECENTLY... "WHAT WEST BANK?"
  • 08:28 EXPLAIN HOW THAT TERM CAME INTO BEING.
  • 08:30 WELL THE TERM "THE WEST BANK"... AND IT IS IMPORTANT TO POINT THAT OUT BECAUSE THE TERM IS USED SO WIDELY.
  • 08:37 YOU KNOW IT'S AMAZING - IF YOU ASK SOMEBODY WHAT THEIR OPINION IS ABOUT PORTUGAL OR WHAT THEIR OPINION IS OF KAZAKHSTAN PEOPLE WILL SAY "WHAT? WHERE? WHERE IS THAT?"
  • 08:49 BUT IF YOU ASK SOMEBODY WHAT THEIR OPINION ABOUT ISRAEL YOU'LL FIND THAT SO MANY PEOPLE IN THE WORLD HAVE AN OPINION ABOUT ISRAEL AND HAVE AN OPINION ABOUT THE WEST BANK.
  • 08:56 WHAT IS THE WEST BANK?
  • 08:58 WHERE DID THAT TERM COME ABOUT?
  • 09:00 IT'S USED SO OFTEN... YOU HEAR ABOUT IT SO OFTEN THAT PEOPLE MIGHT THINK THAT THE WEST BANK HAS SOME KIND OF HISTORICAL IMPORTANCE.
  • 09:07 BUT THE FACT IS THAT THE WEST BANK ONLY CAME ABOUT IN 1948 IN ISRAEL'S WAR OF INDEPENDENCE WHEN ISRAEL'S NEIGHBORS ALL INVADED THE NEWLY FOUNDED STATE OF ISRAEL AND TRIED PUSHING THE JEWS INTO THE SEA.
  • 09:22 THE ARMY OF JORDAN CROSSED OVER JORDAN'S BORDER THE JORDAN RIVER.
  • 09:27 THE COUNTRY OF JORDAN IS NAMED FOR THE RIVER WHICH IS ITS WESTERN BORDER.
  • 09:31 THEIR ARMY CROSSED OVER THAT RIVER, OCCUPIED AN AREA WEST OF THE RIVER THE WEST BANK AND THAT'S WHEN THE TERM CAME ABOUT.
  • 09:39 THE TERM "THE WEST BANK" IS ONLY AS OLD AS THE STATE OF ISRAEL.
  • 09:44 SO WHEN OUR AUDIENCE IF THEY'RE BIBLE READERS AND THEY SEE OR HEAR ON THE RADIO OR TELEVISION "WESTBANK" THEY SHOULD IMMEDIATELY THINK JUDEA AND SAMARIA THE PLACE OF THE BIBLE, THE HEARTLAND AS YOU SAY.
  • 09:56 THAT IS THE TRUTH.
  • 09:57 THE WEST BANK IS A POLITICAL TERM FOR THE GEOGRAPHICAL AREA THAT'S ALWAYS BEEN CALLED JUDEA AND SAMARIA.
  • 10:03 BEFORE IT WAS CALLED "THE WEST BANK" ALL OF THOSE OLD MAPS YOU'LL SEE THE MARKINGS ON THE MAP.
  • 10:08 YOU HAVE GALIL (GALILEE), YOU HAVE NEGEV AND YOU HAVE JUDEA AND SAMARIA.
  • 10:13 WHAT'S THE CURRENT POLITICAL CLIMATE AND THREAT TO THE COMMUNITIES?
  • 10:17 I LOVE THAT THEY... I SAY THAT IRONICALLY... I LOVE THAT THEY USE THE TERM "SETTLEMENTS".
  • 10:21 I'VE SEEN THESE COMMUNITIES THEY'RE GORGEOUS COMMUNITIES OF PEOPLE LIVING IN A THRIVING, WONDERFUL WAY AND THEY'RE CALLED "SETTLEMENTS".
  • 10:28 TELL ME ABOUT THAT.
  • 10:29 WHAT'S THE CURRENT THREAT?
  • 10:31 TODAY 10 PER CENT OF ISRAEL'S JEWISH POPULATION LIVES IN JUDEA AND SAMARIA ALSO KNOWN AS THE WEST BANK.
  • 10:37 THE JEWISH COMMUNITIES IN JUDEA AND SAMARIA ARE CALLED BY THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY "SETTLEMENTS".
  • 10:42 SO IN ISRAEL IN THE AREAS THAT ARE OUTSIDE OF THE WEST BANK THE AREAS THAT ISRAEL WAS ESTABLISHED IN BEFORE THE SIX DAY WAR IN 1967 COMMUNITIES ARE CALLED "TOWNS", "VILLAGES", "MOSHAV", "KIBBUTZ" BUT THE SAME TYPE OF COMMUNITIES IF THEY'RE OVER THE GREEN LINE IF THEY'RE IN JUDEA AND SAMARIA THEY'RE CALLED "SETTLEMENTS".
  • 11:05 10 PERCENT OF ISRAEL'S POPULATION LIVES IN THOSE COMMUNITIES.
  • 11:08 I LIVE IN A COMMUNITY LIKE THAT.
  • 11:09 I'VE LIVED THERE WITH MY WIFE MALI AND OUR EIGHT CHILDREN FOR THE PAST 20 YEARS AND WE HAVE A HOME ALONG WITH 200 OTHER FAMILIES WHO LIVE THERE IN KFAR TAPUAH AND THAT'S THE AVERAGE TYPE OF COMMUNITY... TAPUAH...SHILO...ELON MOREH... COMMUNITIES WITH 150...200...300 FAMILIES.
  • 11:31 THOSE ARE THE AVERAGE TYPE OF SETTLEMENTS OF JEWISH COMMUNITIES IN JUDEA AND SAMARIA.
  • 11:36 AND THEY'RE JUST COMMUNITIES LIKE COMMUNITIES ANYWHERE ELSE.
  • 11:39 IT'S REALLY A MISNOMER JUST LIKE "THE WEST BANK" IS A MISNOMER "SETTLEMENTS" IS A MISNOMER.
  • 11:44 WHAT PEOPLE NEED TO DO IS THEY NEED TO COME AND SEE FOR THEMSELVES.
  • 11:47 PEOPLE CARE ABOUT ISRAEL.
  • 11:49 PEOPLE WISH TO PRAY FOR ISRAEL AND TO PROTECT ISRAEL.
  • 11:53 RECENTLY WE HAD A VISIT OF AMERICAN CONGRESSMEN, CHRISTIAN BELIEVERS WHO CAME TO VISIT AND TO SHOW THEIR SUPPORT, PEOPLE LIKE LOUIE GOHMERT FROM DALLAS WHO VISITED US AND I TOOK HIM OUT TO HAR BRACHA.
  • 12:07 HAR BRACHA IS ON MOUNT GERIZIM THE MOUNT OF BLESSING IN THE BIBLE.
  • 12:11 AND WE STOOD IN THE VINEYARDS OF HAR BRACHA WHICH IS AN AMAZING PHENOMENON IN ITSELF.
  • 12:16 IF WE HAVE TIME WE SHOULD TALK ABOUT THAT.
  • 12:18 WE STOOD IN THE VINEYARDS OF HAR BRACHA WHICH IS 850 METERS ABOVE SEA LEVEL.
  • 12:26 WE LOOKED TO THE WEST AND WE COULD SEE THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA, WE COULD SEE THE CITY OF TEL AVIV.
  • 12:31 WE TURNED AROUND AND LOOKED TO THE EAST AND WE COULD SEE THE MOUNTAINS OF MOAB OF JORDAN.
  • 12:35 WE'RE STANDING IN ONE PLACE AND WE'RE LOOKING AT TWO BORDERS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL.
  • 12:40 I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE REALIZE HOW NARROW ISRAEL IS.
  • 12:45 THERE'S ONLY 70 KILOMETERS FROM THE JORDAN RIVER TO THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA... 70 KILOMETERS... THAT'S LESS THAN 50 MILES... THAT'S ALL.
  • 12:54 AND THE WEST BANK TO SAMARIA IS 55 KILOMETERS OF THOSE 70.
  • 12:59 WE WANT OUR VIEWERS TO STAND WITH ISRAEL TO SUPPORT THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 13:05 WHAT I'D LIKE YOU TO DO IS LOOK DIRECTLY INTO THE CAMERA AND SAY ANYTHING YOU WANT TO OUR VIEWERS SO THAT THEY WILL KNOW FROM YOUR HEART HOW THEY CAN STAND WITH ISRAEL AT THIS TIME.
  • 13:16 THIS IS AN AMAZING PHENOMENON.
  • 13:19 THE RETURN OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO THE LAND OF ISRAEL IS SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE PRAYED FOR, FOR 2,000 YEARS SINCE WE WERE FORCED OFF OF THIS LAND.
  • 13:26 JEWISH PEOPLE IN EVERY COUNTRY AROUND THE WORLD FACE JERUSALEM... FACE THIS HOLY MOUNTAIN THAT'S BEHIND US AND PRAY TO RETURN AND REBUILD JERUSALEM AND TO REBUILD THE JEWISH COUNTRY.
  • 13:37 YOU NEED TO STAND WITH ISRAEL AND YOU NEED TO PRAY FOR ISRAEL.
  • 13:41 YOU NEED TO STAND UP WHEN PEOPLE SAY TERMS LIKE "WEST BANK" AND "SETTLEMENTS".
  • 13:44 YOU NEED TO CORRECT THEM AND YOU NEED TO SAY "NO, THAT IS JUDEA AND SAMARIA..." "THAT'S THE HEARTLAND OF ISRAEL..." "THAT'S WHERE THE JEWISH PEOPLE BELONG".
  • 13:52 AND WE ARE GLAD AND I AM GLAD THAT I HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE IN THIS GENERATION... TO BE HERE... TO LIVE HERE WITH MY WIFE... WITH MY CHILDREN... TO RAISE MY CHILDREN IN THIS LAND AND TO RECONNECT TO OUR HERITAGE TO OUR LAND AND TO GOD THROUGH BEING HERE.
  • 14:17 THE BIBLE LANDS... YOU'VE READ ABOUT THEM... NOW ENCOUNTER THEM FOR YOURSELF.
  • 14:23 WALK IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS AT THE JORDAN... GALILEE... JERUSALEM.
  • 14:28 JOURNEY IN THE SHADOW OF PAUL TO ATHENS... CORINTH... EPHESUS.
  • 14:33 JOIN MYLES AND KATHARINE WEISS ON A TOUR OF THE BIBLE LANDS AND WITNESS THE WORD COME TO LIFE AS NEVER BEFORE.
  • 14:42 CALL 1-800-WONDERS I LOVE ISRAEL AND I KNOW YOU DO TOO.
  • 14:52 WE'D LOVE YOU TO COME WITH US ON A TOUR AND SEE THE BEAUTIFUL SITES THAT... REALLY, THE SCRIPTURE COMES ALIVE THERE AND THE LORD WALKED THERE.
  • 15:03 IT'S A TRIP OF A LIFETIME.
  • 15:05 YOU CAN CALL 1-800-WONDERS AND TALK TO TRACIE OUR TOUR MANAGER AND YOU CAN EVEN GO ONLINE AND LOOK AT IT THERE.
  • 15:13 I LOVE THAT WHAT WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO DO RECENTLY ON THE TOURS IS BRING SOCIAL MEDIA INTO THE TOURS.
  • 15:19 IT'S BEEN REALLY FUN!
  • 15:20 WE'VE BEEN IN TOUCH WITH YOU WHILE WE'RE ON THE SITES AND IN THE LAND.
  • 15:25 WE HAD SOME GREAT MOMENTS OF UPLOADING PICTURES AND SITES ON FACEBOOK AND FOLLOWING US ON TWITTER YOU CAN REALLY SEE WHAT WE'RE DOING ON THE TOURS BUT YOU REALLY WANT TO COME WITH US, THERE'S NOTHING QUITE LIKE THAT.
  • 15:38 ONE OF THE GREAT WAYS TO KNOW WHAT WE'RE DOING HERE AT ZOLA LEVITT MINISTRIES IS TO RECEIVE OUR FREE NEWSLETTER, THE LEVITT LETTER.
  • 15:46 IT'S FULL OF UP TO THE MINUTE NEWS FROM THE MIDDLE EAST, NEWS ABOUT ISRAEL, THE REAL STORIES THAT ARE GOING ON BEHIND THE SCENES... THINGS THAT YOU WILL NOT HEAR ON THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA.
  • 15:56 AND OUR OFFER THIS WEEK... IS THE "AGE OF TERROR".
  • 16:01 THIS IS A TEACHING THAT ZOLA DID BEFORE HE GRADUATED TO HEAVEN AND IT REALLY DOES EXPLAIN THE FORCES THAT ARE VYING FOR POWER OVER ISRAEL AND IN THE WEST AND REALLY HOW GOD'S GOING TO BRING A SOLUTION WHICH IS OF COURSE IS HIMSELF AS HE PREPARES HIS RETURN.
  • 16:17 I LOVE HOW OUR OFFERS HELP US CONTINUE AIRING THIS MESSAGE AND CONTINUE TO GIVE US THE MESSAGE THAT'S COMING FROM THE HEART OF ISRAEL.
  • 16:27 IT'S TRUE.
  • 16:28 THE NEWSLETTER IS FREE TO YOU BUT IT COSTS US MONEY TO PUBLISH IT AND TO CREATE IT AND TO GET THE WRITERS GATHERED, ETC SO ANY WAY THAT YOU COULD HELP SUPPORT US IS GREATLY APPRECIATED BECAUSE WE REALLY WANT TO KEEP GOING ESPECIALLY AS WE SEE THE DAY APPROACHING.
  • 16:42 NOW ONE OF THE THINGS WE WERE ABLE TO DO ON THIS LAST TRIP TO ISRAEL WAS GO TO HEBRON, THE MOST DISPUTED CITY IN ISRAEL BECAUSE IT IS WHERE THE PATRIARCHS ARE BURIED.
  • 16:53 SO OF COURSE THE HISTORICAL REVISIONISTS ARE TRYING TO SAY THE JEWS WERE NEVER THERE.
  • 16:58 WELL WE WERE ABLE TO CATCH UP WITH AND SPEAK WITH THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE JEWISH COMMUNITY IN HEBRON.
  • 17:05 SO LET'S GO TO THAT INTERVIEW RIGHT NOW.
  • 17:08 DAVID YOU ARE A SPOKESMAN FOR HEBRON.
  • 17:10 YOU TOLD ME THAT YOU ALSO LOVE TO BRING GROUPS HERE.
  • 17:13 TELL ME WHY.
  • 17:15 THIS IS A MAIN ATTRACTION AND IF YOU DON'T COME HERE WHERE DO YOU GO?
  • 17:18 WE HAD LAST YEAR ALMOST 700,000 PEOPLE THAT CAME TO VISIT HERE ON THIS SIDE WITH US.
  • 17:23 THIS IS THE SECOND HOLIEST SITE TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE IN ALL OF ISRAEL.
  • 17:27 AND YOU KNOW FOR 700 YEARS IT WAS OFF LIMITS TO ANYBODY THAT WASN'T MUSLIM.
  • 17:31 AND TODAY WE'RE HERE TO INSURE THAT ANYBODY AND EVERYBODY FROM ANY RELIGION FROM ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THAT WANTS TO VISIT HERE SHOULD HAVE ACCESS TO THIS HOLY SITE.
  • 17:40 AND IT'S A PRIVILEGE AND AN HONOR TO BE HERE AND I FEEL LIKE IT'S AN OBLIGATION TO BRING PEOPLE HERE.
  • 17:46 PEOPLE HAVE NEVER SEEN IT.
  • 17:47 THAT STAND HERE AND THEY LOOK AT IT AND THEY SAY "WOW!"
  • 17:49 SO FINALLY THE WORLD IS MAKING A CONNECTION BETWEEN THE BOOK THAT THEY READ IF THEY'RE CHRISTIANS AND JEWS AND THE REALITY OF THE JEWISH PRESENCE HERE IN THIS LAND.
  • 17:57 PEOPLE MAKING THE CONNECTION... LOOK THE WORD "HEBRON" MEANS "CONNECTION"; IT MEANS "CHABAR" , "TO JOIN TOGETHER AND CONNECT".
  • 18:06 SO PEOPLE THAT COME HERE AND SEE AND PARTAKE... THEY BECOME THE LINKS IN THIS CHAIN THAT'S 4,000 YEARS OLD.
  • 18:15 ARE PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD MAKING THE CONNECTION?
  • 18:18 WE'RE TRYING TO HELP THEM MAKE THAT CONNECTION.
  • 18:20 I APPRECIATE THAT.
  • 18:21 WE'RE TRYING TO DO THE SAME THING IN AMERICA.
  • 18:23 DAVID YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK TO ALL OF AMERICA.
  • 18:26 IF THERE'S A COMMUNICATION YOU'D LIKE TO GIVE, WHAT DO YOU FEEL AMERICA NEEDS TO HEAR AT THIS TIME?
  • 18:33 WELL FIRST OF ALL I INVITE ANYBODY WHO'S IN ISRAEL TO COME VISIT US HERE FIRST AND FOREMOST BECAUSE THERE'S SO MUCH PROPAGANDA THAT RUNS AROUND AND SO MANY LIES THAT YOU SEE IN THE PRESS AND THAT YOU'LL READ ON THE INTERNET.
  • 18:44 UNTIL YOU SEE IT IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO BELIEVE IT.
  • 18:47 SO FIRST, COME AND VISIT.
  • 18:48 IN TERMS OF ISRAEL TODAY KNOW THAT OUR GOAL... MY GOAL HERE AS A JEW IN HEBRON AND LIVING IN ISRAEL... I THINK THE GOAL OF MOST ISRAELIS IS TO LIVE IN PEACE.
  • 18:58 WE REALLY DO WANT PEACE.
  • 19:00 BUT WE WANT A PEACE THAT WILL ALLOW US TO CONTINUE TO EXIST IN OUR LAND, TO BE ABLE TO LIVE HERE FREELY AND TO BE ABLE TO LIVE HERE SAFELY AS PEOPLE LIVE ALL OVER THE WORLD.
  • 19:08 THAT'S ARE ONLY GOAL.
  • 19:09 TODAY THERE ARE STILL PEOPLE THAT WANT TO ERASE US.
  • 19:11 THEY WANT TO BLACKEN THE WORD "ISRAEL" ON THE MAP, PUSH THE "DELETE" BUTTON AND HAVE US DISAPPEAR.
  • 19:16 AND WE HAVE TO INSURE TODAY THAT THAT NEVER HAPPENS.
  • 19:18 WE HAVE TO INSURE THAT FOR OURSELVES BUT WE ALSO HAVE TO INSURE IT'S FOR YOU BECAUSE ISRAEL IS THE BEGINNING AT THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG...OKAY?
  • 19:27 IF TERRORISM IS ALLOWED TO USE ITS AGGRESSION TO BE VICTORIOUS HERE THEN IT'S JUST GOING TO RUN RAMPANT ALL OVER THE WORLD AND IT'S NOT JUST GOING TO AFFECT US, IT'S GOING TO AFFECT EVEN THE UNITED STATES, IT'S GOING TO AFFECT EUROPEANS... IT WILL MAKE 9/11 LOOK LIKE A CHILD'S GAME.
  • 19:45 THE DIFFICULTIES THAT WE'RE HAVING WITH AHMADINEJAD IN IRAN IS JUST THE BEGINNING BECAUSE AS FAR AS HE'S CONCERNED WE'RE ALL THE SAME... MAKES NO DIFFERENCE TO HIM IF I'M A JEW IN HEBRON OR IF IT'S A CHRISTIAN OR ANYBODY ELSE LIVING IN NEW YORK OR WASHINGTON OR LOS ANGELES.
  • 19:59 AND IF HE HAS THE WEAPONS TO DESTROY US HE'S GOING TO DEVELOP WEAPONS TO DESTROY YOU TOO.
  • 20:04 IF WE STOP HIM NOW THEN HE'LL NEVER REACH YOU.
  • 20:07 WE ALL HAVE TO WORK TOGETHER.
  • 20:08 WE HAVE TO WORK TOGETHER FOR ONE GOAL... TO BE ABLE TO LIVE FREELY AND WITH REAL TRUTH AND REAL FREEDOM AND REAL JUSTICE FOR ALL PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD.
  • 21:01 THAT WAS ACTUAL FOOTAGE FROM HEBRON.
  • 21:04 AND OUR INTERVIEW THERE WAS SO THRILLING FOR ME TO BE THERE MYLES BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE THE TOMB OF THE PATRIARCHS ARE.
  • 21:10 YES, WE'VE BEEN TO ISRAEL SO MANY TIMES BUT THAT WAS OUR FIRST TIME IN HEBRON.
  • 21:14 IT WAS REALLY AMAZING.
  • 21:15 WELL ANOTHER VIEW OF THE MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT COMES FROM RACHEL LIPKIN.
  • 21:20 AVI AND RACHEL ARE GREAT SPOKESMEN AND TEACHERS ABOUT THE CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
  • 21:25 RACHEL LIPKIN IS AN EGYPTIAN BORN JEW WHO INTERPRETS THE ARAB MEDIA FOR THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT.
  • 21:32 SHE'S GOT A VERY HARD JOB.
  • 21:34 SHE REALLY NEEDS OUR PRAYERS.
  • 21:36 AND KATHARINE WAS ABLE TO INTERVIEW HER ABOUT THE CURRENT EVENTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
  • 21:41 SO LET'S GO TO KATHARINE'S INTERVIEW WITH RACHEL LIPKIN.
  • 21:46 RACHEL WE HEAR IN AMERICA THAT "ARAB SPRING" IS WONDERFUL THAT IT'S BRINGING DEMOCRACY TO EGYPT AND DEMOCRACY WHEREVER IT GOES.
  • 21:53 BUT YOU HAVE YOUR PULSE ON THE REAL FACTS BEHIND WHAT'S HAPPENING.
  • 21:58 CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT?
  • 21:59 IN SYRIA FOR INSTANCE... EXACTLY...DEMOCRACY WILL NEVER BE IN THE ARAB COUNTRY WITH THE MUSLIM RELIGION... AND THEY SAID IT... AND THEY SAID IT LIKE THIS... "DEMOCRACY ON OUR DEAD BODY".
  • 22:13 NOW FOR GETTING TO THE DEMOCRACY AND THE MIDDLE EAST, MUBARAK WAS THE MIDDLE... IS BETWEEN DEMOCRACY AND NOT DEMOCRACY.
  • 22:24 AND AFTER HIM EGYPT AND THE ARAB WORLD WOULD BE FALLING APART BECAUSE THE MUSLIM DOESN'T KNOW HOW TO RULE... HOW TO MAKE A CONNECTION WITH THE WEST.
  • 22:36 AND THIS IS THE END OF IT... ...BECAUSE DEMOCRACY IS BUILT ON JUDEO-CHRISTIAN VALUES EXACTLY...AND THEY DON'T BELIEVE IN THAT AND THAT'S WHY THE ALL MIDDLE EAST WILL BE DESTROYED UNLESS TURKEY WHO IS NOW THE LEADER IN THE MIDDLE EAST... BECAUSE NO LEADER... ARAB LEADER... WHO IS STRONG NOW THOSE DAYS AND WITH THE HELP OF THE WHITE HOUSE, ERDOGAN THE TURKEY PRIME MINISTER... TURKEY WILL BE THE FIRST COUNTRY WHO IS GOING TO TAKE CARE OF SYRIA AND LEBANON IN THE SAME TIME BEING AGAINST THE SHIHADS AND THAT'S WHY THE TURK ALSO START[ED] SITTING WITH THE IRANIANS... TALK ABOUT THE NUCLEAR WEAPONS... AND THE WHITE HOUSE IS HELPING THIS TURK TO SPEAK TO THE IRANIANS THAT THIS IS THE LAST TIME THAT THEY WILL TALK ABOUT THAT THE IRANIAN STOP WITH THEIR NUCLEAR WEAPON.
  • 23:47 IT'S NOT... TURKEY IS GOING TO BE AGAINST IRAN AND AGAINST THE SHIHADS IN LEBANON AND ALSO IN SYRIA.
  • 23:55 IT'S A MATTER OF TIME AND ASSAD, THE SYRIAN PRESIDENT ARE MAKING...HE LAUGH... HE SITTING WITH KOFI ANNAN AND YOU SEE HIS CONTINU[ING] TO DO WHATEVER HE WANTS.
  • 24:10 THEN THE ARAB LEAGUE MET [IN] THOSE DAYS AND THEY DON'T HAVE ANY CLUE HOW TO DEAL WITH SYRIA BECAUSE NOW SYRIA THINK[S] THAT IF THEY ATTACK SYRIA THE WHOLE MIDDLE EAST WOULD BE ON FIRE.
  • 24:26 AND I SAY THIS IS ONLY A MATTER OF FEAR.
  • 24:31 IRAN IS NOT GOING TO DO ANYTHING IF SYRIA WOULD BE FALLING APART.
  • 24:37 AND I THINK THAT THE TURKISH COUNTRY WILL BE REALLY TAKING OVER THE MIDDLE EAST... VERY SLOWLY...SLOWLY... BUT IT WILL HAPPEN BECAUSE THERE IS NO LEADER IN THE ARAB COUNTRY... ISN'T ANYMORE.
  • 24:52 SO THE CHRISTIANS WERE EXPELLED FROM LEBANON.
  • 24:56 THEY WILL BE EXPELLED BECAUSE THEY KNOW EXACTLY THAT THE SUNNIS... THEY DON'T' WANT THE CHRISTIAN AND THEY DON'T WANT EVEN THE DRUZE.
  • 25:07 AND THEY WILL BE GOING ALL OVER ESPECIALLY TO ISRAEL AND THE SYRIAN ALSO.
  • 25:14 BAHAR AL-ASSAD WILL FALL DOWN... ALL THE CHRISTIANS WILL FLEE BECAUSE THE CHRISTIAN WAS WITH BAHAR AL-ASSAD ALL THE TIME BUT IF HE FALL[S] DOWN I DON'T SEE THAT THE CHRISTIAN WILL BE ANYWHERE IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
  • 25:36 IT WAS A PRIVILEGE FOR ME TO INTERVIEW RACHEL.
  • 25:38 YOU KNOW SHE HAS SUCH A CHALLENGING JOB TO DECIPHER THE NEWS.
  • 25:43 THE LANGUAGE BARRIER WAS A LITTLE DIFFICULT AND SHE MEANT TO SAY THAT CHRISTIANS WEREN'T GOING TO FLEE... THEY'RE GOING TO FLEE TO ISRAEL.
  • 25:50 SHE DID SAY THAT AFTER OUR INTERVIEW.
  • 25:52 THAT'S REALLY TRUE BECAUSE CHRISTIANS AND ISRAELI ARABS HAVE MORE RIGHTS IN ISRAEL THAN ANYWHERE IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
  • 25:58 IT'S A DEMOCRACY... IT'S THE ONLY DEMOCRACY IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
  • 26:02 AND THAT NEEDS TO BE SHOUTED ABOUT.
  • 26:04 YES IT DOES AND IT'S SO AMAZING, SO IRONIC THAT ISRAEL GETS THE BAD PRESS AND YET THAT IS THE SAFEST HAVEN FOR WHOEVER... FOR ARABS, JEWS AND CHRISTIANS YEP...EVERYONE.
  • 26:17 SO WE'RE REALLY LIVING IN THE DAY THAT THE PROPHET SPOKE OF...JEREMIAH 16... SPEAKS OF GOD DEFINING HIMSELF NO LONGER AS THE GOD WHO BROUGHT US UP OUT OF EGYPT BUT AS THE GOD WHO BROUGHT US FROM THE NORTH, THE SOUTH, THE EAST AND THE WEST.
  • 26:31 WE'VE SEEN THAT WITH THE RUSSIAN ALYIAH AND NOW WE'RE GOING TO SEE AN INCREDIBLE ALYIAH FROM THE WEST, THE SEFORIM.
  • 26:37 MORE AND MORE WE'RE GOING TO SEE JEWISH PEOPLE RETURNING TO OUR HOMELAND BECAUSE GOD IS PREPARING US TO SAY, "BARUCH HABA B'SHEM ADONAI"... "BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD".
  • 26:49 THE DAY IS SOON APPROACHING.
  • 26:51 RIGHT...OUR REDEMPTION DRAWS NIGH.
  • 26:53 SO AS WE SEE THE DAY APPROACHING WE WANT TO REMIND YOU TO PLEASE... SHAL'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.
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