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Episode: “A Voice to the Nations”
From Jaffa, the ancient seaport south of Tel Aviv, Zola tells us how David, Jonah, Simon and Cornelius visited here. Israel’s former Science Minister informs us how “high tech” this country has become. Zola talks more with David Bar-Illan.
Series: “This Is Israel”
Tired of waiting 20 years for CNN and the other networks to show Israel as the modern, beautiful country it really is, Zola and his crew decided to do it themselves. Viewers will be as surprised as our pilgrims to see that this much-criticized nation is at least the equal of our own and in some ways superior!

Caption transcript for This Is Israel: “A Voice to the Nations” (8/12)

  • 00:03  ON TODAY'S PROGRAM, SOMETHING   VERY OLD AND SOMETHING NEW.
  • 00:07    JAFFA, ONE OF THE  OLD HARBORS OF ISRAEL
  • 00:09 AND A DISCUSSION OF TECHNOLOGY >>   IN THIS REMARKABLE LAND.
  • 00:18    [ music playing ]
  • 00:52  SHALOM, HELLO AGAIN.
  • 00:54  WELL, ON THIS PROGRAM ANOTHER IGNORED SITE OF ISRAEL,
  • 00:58    THE AMAZING INGENUITY AND    TECHNOLOGY OF THIS PLACE.
  • 01:01  THE SCIENCE, THE MEDICINE,
  • 01:03    THE CONTRIBUTIONS  TO THE MODERN WORLD.
  • 01:06 I DON'T THINK YOU'LL FIND THESE
  • 01:07    CONTRIBUTIONS IN >>   ANY ARAB COUNTRY.
  • 01:09 BUT IN ISRAEL, >>   JUST A GENERATION OLD IN
  • 01:13 MODERN FORM HAS BECOME A LEADER AMONG THE NATIONS IN TECHNOLOGY.
  • 01:17    YOU KNOW, ON ONE TOUR MY   SUITCASE GOT LOST,
  • 01:21 AND IT WAS FOR MY HEART PILLS.
  • 01:23    I HAD TO REPLACE    THEM RIGHT AWAY.
  • 01:24 AND SO THERE WAS A CARDIOLOGIST IN THE TOUR GROUP AND WE WENT TO   A PHARMACY.
  • 01:28  BUT IT WAS QUITE EASY >>   TO FIND THE EQUIVALENTS.
  • 01:31  THEY WERE ALL  ISRAELI PILLS TO START WITH.
  • 01:33   THEY INVENT THE MEDICINES.
  • 01:34  WE PUT LONG NAMES ON THEM AND   RAISE THE PRICE TEN TIMES.
  • 01:37 BUT MANY TIMES,    THE ISRAELIS ARE THE ONES
  • 01:40   THAT THOUGHT OF IT   IN THE FIRST PLACE.
  • 01:42  BUT FIRST, WE'LL GO TO JAFFA.
  • 01:44   JAFFA IS AN OLD, OLD PORT.
  • 01:46   ABRAHAM COULD HAVE  VISITED HERE FOR ALL I KNOW.
  • 01:48 IT'S HERE JUST   SOUTH OF TEL AVIV,
  • 01:52 ONE OF ISRAEL'S    VERY LARGE CITIES   ON THE MEDITERRANEAN COAST.
  • 01:54    HERE'S JERUSALEM.
  • 01:56   THIS YELLOW LINE IS    THE WEST BANK, SO CALLED.
  • 01:58 JAFFA HAS BEEN OUT HERE ON THE SEA AND SO OLD THAT JONAH SAILED
  • 02:04  FROM THERE AND PEOPLE >> A THSAND YEARS BEFORE HIM.
  • 02:07  FROM THIS PORT, ISRAEL TRULY BECAME A VOICE TO THE NATIONS.
  • 02:21   OUR LOCATION IS THE FAMOUS HARBOR OF JAFFA.
  • 02:24  NOW, THERE ARE MODERN CONSTRUCTIONS HERE, OF COURSE.
  • 02:27   BUT IT WAS FROM THIS HARBOR  THAT PETER AND PAUL SET SAIL,
  • 02:29 JONAH SET SAIL.
  • 02:32 ISRAEL REACHED OUT TO THE WORLD.
  • 02:34   THEY HAD SOME IDEA OF THEIR   CALLING TO REACH OUT TO THE >>   NATIONS.
  • 02:37  IN THE DECLARATION OF   INDEPENDENCE COMPOSED HERE
  • 02:40 IN TEL AVIV THEY WROTE:
  • 02:54 AND INDEED, IF ISRAEL IMPORTED  NOTHING ELSE TO THE WORLD BUT
  • 02:57  THIS WONDERFUL BIBLE, THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE NEW TESTAMENT
  • 03:01   WRITTEN AND PUBLISHED HERE   IN ISRAEL BY JEWISH PEOPLE,
  • 03:04  THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN ENOUGH.
  • 03:08    THEY ARE THE HOME OF ALL >>EVANGELIST IN THE SENSE
  • 03:11 THEY EITHER SET SAIL FROM HERE
  • 03:14  LIKE THE FAMOUS EVANGELIST OF OLD OR THEY GO OUT OF THIS BIBLE
  • 03:17    THAT WAS >>  ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED HERE.
  • 03:22 TOURISM, THE PEOPLE COMING THE    OTHER DIRECTION TO ISRAEL
  • 03:25 IS ANOTHER WAY THEY BLESS THE NATIONS.
  • 03:27 TWO AND HALF MILLION PEOPLE COME  HERE EVERY YEAR TO VISIT LESS
  • 03:31   THAN FIVE MILLION ISRAELIS.
  • 03:33  IMAGINE THAT.
  • 03:34   WHAT A PROPORTION.
  • 03:36    IT'S LIKE NEARLY >>  150 MILLION PEOPLE VISITING
  • 03:38  THE UNITED STATES IN A YEAR.
  • 03:40   AND OF THE TOURISM, 60 PERCENT IS CHRISTIAN TOURISM.
  • 03:45 PASTOR GROUPS, GROUPS LED BY CHURCHES.
  • 03:48  GROUPS LIKE WE TAKE, PILGRIMS, BIBLE PEOPLE WHO WANT
  • 03:52   TO SEE THE PLACE IT ALL HAPPENED.
  • 03:53    THERE'S ALSO A GREAT DEAL  OF TOURISM OTHERWISE.
  • 03:57   THE EUROPEANS COME  HERE FOR FUN AND SUN.
  • 04:00    THEY DON'T REALLY HAVE A >>BIBLICAL CONSCIOUSNESS,
  • 04:04  TYPICALLY THE KIND OF SECULAR  GROUPS THAT COME HERE FOR THE >>   BEACHES.
  • 04:08 THEY FAVOR THE >>   PALESTINIAN AUTHORITIES,
  • 04:11 ESPECIALLY THE FRENCH,  ONE OF THE MOST ANTI-SEMITIC
  • 04:14 NATIONS I EVER VISITED.
  • 04:16    WHEN THEY COME HERE, I'M    REMINDED OF MY NAMESAKE,
  • 04:20  WHO WAS AN AUTHOR WHO WROTE A   BOOK ABOUT ALFRED DREYFUSS,
  • 04:24 THE CAPTAIN IN THE FRENCH ARMY WHO WAS JEWISH AND WAS ACCUSED
  • 04:28  OF SPYING AND HE COVERED THAT IN HIS BOOK, CALLED "I ACCUSE."
  • 04:32 HE ACCUSED OF FRENCH GOVERNMENT >>   OF ANTI-SEMITISM
  • 04:35    AND HE WAS RIGHT >>   THEN AND WOULD BE
  • 04:37    RIGHT TODAY FROM >>MY EXPERIENCES IN THAT COUNTRY.
  • 04:40 BUT IN ANY CASE, EUROPEANS COME HERE NOT WITH AN APPRECIATION OF
  • 04:44 THE LAND AND THE BIBLE SO MUCH, >>   BUT JUST AS A PLAY LAND,
  • 04:47    AS A PLACE WHERE >>  THEIR MONEY GOES PRETTY FAR
  • 04:50  AND THE MEDITERRANEAN   IS HERE AND SO ON.
  • 04:54   IT'S A LAND   OF SUCH PHYSICAL CONTRAST.
  • 04:56    YOU CAN GO SKIING AND GO >>  TO A DESERT IN THE SAME DAY
  • 05:03 OR THE SAME HOUR IF YOU WANT TO.
  • 05:05   LIKE IN CALIFORNIA,   YOU SEEM TO HAVE ALL LANDS,
  • 05:09 ALL LATITUDES, ALL CLIMATES IN ONE SMALL PLACE.
  • 05:14  YOU KNOW, THERE IS A STORY OF  PALESTINIAN FARMERS GOING TO
  • 05:18 CALIFORNIA IN THE 19th CENTURY  TO HELP THE FARMERS THERE IN
  • 05:23   CALIFORNIA CULTIVATE THEIR  VINEYARDS AND SO ON IN A LAND
  • 05:27   VERY SIMILAR TO THIS LAND.
  • 05:29 AND THAT STORY IS TRUE,    I LOOKED INTO IT.
  • 05:30  BUT THOSE PALESTINIAN >>   FARMERS WERE ALL JEWISH.
  • 05:33    THE CO-OPTION OF THE TERM PALESTINIAN BY ARABS HAS CAUSED
  • 05:37    PEOPLE TO THINK THAT ALL >>PALESTINIANS ARE ARABS.
  • 05:40  THAT IS BEFORE 1948, EVERYONE WHO LIVED IN PALESTINE
  • 05:45   WAS A PALESTINIAN,   INCLUDING THE JEWS.
  • 05:48 WELL, JAFFA IS AN OLD, OLD CITY.
  • 05:51   SOME SAY EVEN ANTEDILUVIAN.
  • 05:56    BUT IN ANY CASE, >>   JONAH SET SAIL FROM HERE.
  • 05:58  DEFINITELY ALMOST WHERE I AM  STANDING THE HARBOR WAS RIGHT  HERE.
  • 06:00   AND HE FLED  THE WILL OF THE LORD.
  • 06:02   HE TOOK A SHIP TO TARSHISH,   WHEREVER THAT WAS.
  • 06:06 SOME MAKE IT IN TURKEY.
  • 06:08    SOME MAKE IT ALL >>THE WAY OVER IN SPAIN.
  • 06:09   BUT ANYWAY, >>   IT WAS A FOREIGN NATION.
  • 06:11    IT WAS NOT WHERE >>HE WAS SUPPOSED TO GO.
  • 06:12    HE WAS SUPPOSED TO GO TO >>NINEVAH; AND PREACH THE GOSPEL.
  • 06:15 IF YOU KNOW THE STORY OF JONAH,    THE RELUCTANT MISSIONARY.
  • 06:17 AND TODAY, I AM AFRAID   WE HAVE A NATION OF JONAHS,
  • 06:21 THAT IS, PEOPLE WHO HEAR GOD AND  LIVE WITH HIM ALL OF THE TIME
  • 06:26 BUT MAYBE DON'T   ALWAYS DO HIS WILL.
  • 06:30 ISRAEL SHOULD WITNESS HOWEVER.
  • 06:32 ISRAEL IS A WITNESSING NATION.
  • 06:34  THEY ARE THE  ORIGINAL EVANGELIST.
  • 06:36   THE BIBLE IS PURELY JEWISH.
  • 06:38  PETER AND PAUL SAILED  FROM HERE AS WE SAID.
  • 06:42 IN ISAIAH 49, THE PROPHET PUTS  IT BEAUTIFULLY WHEN HE SAYS:
  • 07:12   THIS IS IN A CHAPTER OF MY SCHOFIELD BIBLE HEADED:
  • 07:14   ISRAEL TO BE PRESERVED AND  RESTORED AND IT CERTAINLY IS.
  • 07:18   NOW, THE SUBJECT OF   RELUCTANT PROPHETS,
  • 07:22   JONAH WASN'T THE ONLY ONE.
  • 07:25    WHEN YOU LOOK AT >>  THE MEN GOD CALLED,
  • 07:26   WELL, STARTING WITH MOSES WHO    SAID HE WAS SLOW OF SPEECH.
  • 07:29  AND AARON SPOKE    FOR HIM AND SO ON.
  • 07:34  JEREMIAH TO PROPHESY, NOT THAT   HE WAS RELUCTANT TO PROPHESY.
  • 07:37    HE HAD A LOT OF COURAGE   AND HE PROPHESIED
  • 07:39  THE DESTRUCTION OF >>JERUSALEM AND HE NAMED NAMES,
  • 07:41 NEBUCHADNEZZAR AND THE CHALDEES,
  • 07:44  AND THE FAMILIES OF THE NORTH COMING DOWN ON US.
  • 07:47    AND HE WAS JAILED FOR HIS TROUBLES.
  • 07:49  IT WAS TREASON    TO SPEAK AGAINST JERUSALEM.
  • 07:52   AND YET HE WAS RIGHT.
  • 07:53    HE LIVED TO SEE THE   INVASION FROM HIS JAIL CELL.
  • 07:56   ISAIAH MUST HAVE BEEN    RELUCTANT TO WRITE:
  • 08:11  SURELY THE 53rd CHAPTER   OF ISAIAH IS ONE OF THE MOST
  • 08:13  OBVIOUS PROPHECIES OF THE FIRST  ADVENT OF THE MESSIAH.
  • 08:34  IT MUST HAVE BEEN HARD    TO BE INSPIRED BY THE ANGEL   TO SAY THAT.
  • 08:39   GIDEON WHEN HE WAS CALLED BY  THE LORD TO A MILITARY MISSION,
  • 08:43  HE JUST DIDN'T BELIEVE   THAT THE LORD WAS CALLING HIM
  • 08:47    AND HE WAS RELUCTANT TO GO.
  • 08:49   IN THE END TIMES, OF COURSE,  GOD WILL CALL FROM THIS NATION, 144,000.
  • 08:54   REVELATION 7:4 SAYS:
  • 09:00  THERE'S NO CONTRADICTING THAT.
  • 09:02   AND THAT CAN'T BE THE CHURCH    AND THIS HAIR-BRAINED IDEA
  • 09:04  THAT THE CHURCH IS ISRAEL NOW.
  • 09:08 THAT DOESN'T WORK  IN SCRIPTURE LIKE THIS.
  • 09:10   REVELATION 14:6, 7, THE ANGEL  IS SAYING PREACH THE GOSPEL IN
  • 09:16 ALL OF THE EARTH   AND SURELY THEY WELL DO THAT.
  • 09:19    YOU KNOW, DAVID BEN GURION,    THE FIRST PRIME MINISTER OF   ISRAEL SAID:
  • 09:31  EVEN FACED WITH   650,000 TOTAL PEOPLE,
  • 09:34 I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY ARMED MEN,  FACING FIVE ARAB ARMIES TOTALLY
  • 09:39 EQUIPPED AND SAY WE SHALL TRIUMPH AND SO THEY DID.
  • 09:44    IN ROMANS 11:25-27,
  • 09:48   THE ULTIMATE TRIUMPH, IT WAS RECORDED WHERE PAUL SAYS:
  • 10:16    SO THE ULTIMATE DESTINY OF  ISRAEL IN THE SO-CALLED SECOND
  • 10:19    COMING OF THE LORD WHEN HE RETURNS,
  • 10:21   WILL BE A NATIONAL SALVATION.
  • 10:24   THEY SHALL LOOK UPON ME WHOM  THEY PIERCED AND MOURN FOR HIM
  • 10:27    AS AN ONLY SON SAYS  THE PROPHET ZECHARIAH IN 12:10,
  • 10:31 AND A FOUNT OF CLEANSING WILL BE  OPENED UNTO THE HOUSE OF DAVID.
  • 10:35   ULTIMATELY, THESE PEOPLE WHO WERE SOMETIMES RELUCTANT
  • 10:40 AND SOMETIMES BELIEVED IT   AND SOMETIMES DIDN'T BELIEVE,
  • 10:41   SOMETIMES REACHED OUT TO THE   NATIONS AND SOMETIMES DIDN'T,
  • 10:45  IN THE END, NATIONALLY   WILL ALL BE REDEEMED.
  • 11:01     "THUS SAITH THE LORD GOD,    I SHALL GATHER YOU FROM THE
  • 11:04   "PEOPLES AND ASSEMBLE YOU OUT OF THE COUNTRIES WHERE YOU HAVE
  • 11:07     "BEEN SCATTERED AND I WILL    GIVE YOU THE LAND OF ISRAEL,
  • 11:11   "THE WILDERNESS AND >>    DRY LAND SHALL BE GLAD.
  • 11:15    "THE DESERT SHALL REJOICE     AND BLOSSOM AS THE ROSE.
  • 11:19   "YOU SHALL KNOW THAT    I AM THE LORD WHEN I BRING
  • 11:22 "YOU INTO THE LAND OF ISRAEL."
  • 11:27 WELL, I'M IN A NEIGHBORHOOD OF JEWELRY STORES, ART GALLERIES,
  • 11:33   FINE CRAFTSMANSHIP,   THIS KIND OF THING.
  • 11:36 EASTERN STONES.
  • 11:39   BUT YOU WOULDN'T THINK THAT MODERN THINGS LIKE THIS WOULD BE
  • 11:41 FOUND IN THESE   OLD, OLD BUILDINGS.
  • 11:44    THIS CITY IS REALLY OLD.
  • 11:46  AN OLDIE, BUT GOODIE.
  • 11:47  WELL, THERE'S A HEBREW LEGEND THAT IT WAS ORIGINALLY BUILT BY
  • 11:52   ONE OF NOAH'S SONS, >>   JAPHETH AND NAMED JAFFA.
  • 11:56 AND EIGHT PEOPLE GOT OFF OF THE ARK AND HAD THE WHOLE WORLD TO SETTLE IN AND HE SETTLED HERE.
  • 12:00    THAT'S KIND OF LEGENDARY.
  • 12:03   THE GREEK LEGEND HOLDS MORE TRUTH I THINK BECAUSE IT AGREES  WITH HISTORY.
  • 12:09 JAFFA WAS A DAUGHTER OF A GREEK    GOD, THE GOD OF THE WINDS
  • 12:13 AND SHE -- THE THING WAS NAMED, THEREBY, GREEK SAILORS WHO CAME
  • 12:20 FROM THE ADRIATIC OR FROM CRETE, THEY WERE THE ORIGINAL  PHILISTINES.
  • 12:24   IT BEARS MENTIONING BECAUSE >>   TODAY'S PALESTINIANS SAY
  • 12:27   THEY ARE DESCENDING   FROM THE FIRST PHILISTINES.
  • 12:30   THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE.
  • 12:32 THE PHILISTINES WERE EUROPEANS WHO CAME HERE IN SHIPS FROM THE MEDITERRANEAN.
  • 12:36   THE PALESTINIANS ARE ARABS    WHO COME UP HERE FROM THE >>   SOUTHERN DESERT.
  • 12:41 SO THERE'S NO CONNECTION THERE.
  • 12:43   BUT IN ANY CASE, THIS PLACE   WAS HERE WHEN JOSHUA CAME.
  • 12:47    HE FAILED TO CONQUER IT.
  • 12:49   IT WAS A TOUGH STRONGHOLD.
  • 12:52    LATER ON IN DAVID'S TIME,  HE CAPTURED THE CITY.
  • 12:56 AND THAT WAS IN ABOUT 1000 B.C.
  • 12:58 AND IT WAS AN IMPORTANT CAPTURE  BECAUSE THE HARBOR HERE CAME
  • 13:01 INTO PLAY WITH THE BUILDING OF   THE FIRST TEMPLE OF GOD BY
  • 13:05   DAVID'S SON, KING SOLOMON.
  • 13:09 SOLOMON CONTACTED HIS FRIEND AND   ALLY, THE KING OF TYRE WHEN
  • 13:14 RELATIONS WITH ISRAEL AND WHAT
  • 13:17   IS NOW LEBANON WERE IN MUCH  BETTER SHAPE.
  • 13:21   AND HE AGREED TO SEND DOWN   CEDARS FROM LEBANON  TO BUILD THE TEMPLE.
  • 13:25    THEY WERE FLOATED DOWN THE MEDITERRANEAN
  • 13:26 AND OFF LOADED AT THIS HARBOR.
  • 13:28 THIS WAS A MAJOR PORT.
  • 13:30 NOW, IT'S A MAJOR PORT >>   FOR TOURIST AND SHOPPERS >> AND WHAT NOT.
  • 13:34 NOWADAYS ORANGES ARE SHIPPED OUT  OF HERE ALONG WITH MANY OTHER    PRODUCTS.
  • 13:38 BUT ORANGES ARE   STAMPED J-A-F-F-A.
  • 13:41   THERE'S A SUPERMARKET IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD WITH JAFFA ORANGES
  • 13:44    AND THEY MAY BE IN YOURS.
  • 13:46    NOWADAYS WE HAVE    MODERN ARTISTS, ORANGES,
  • 13:50 THE MODERN WORLD COMING OUT OF SOME OF THE OLDEST BUILDINGS TO
  • 13:53   BE FOUND ANYWHERE.
  • 14:03 ONE OF THE IMPORTANT WAYS ISRAEL IS A VOICE TO THE NATIONS IS OF   COURSE, THROUGH THE BIBLE.
  • 14:07 WRITTEN THERE, OLD TESTAMENT AND NEW.
  • 14:11 IT IS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOK.
  • 14:12 I DON'T THINK WE HAVE TO ARGUE
  • 14:14   THAT POINT ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.
  • 14:16    AND THEN ISRAEL SENT THE >>   EVANGELIST TO THE EMPIRE.
  • 14:19    I MEAN WHEN PAUL >>AND SILAS AND BARNABAS
  • 14:23  WENT OUT TO THE ROMAN EMPIRE,   THIS JUST CHANGED HISTORY.
  • 14:27 THIS CHANGED THE WESTERN WORLD
  • 14:30   COMPLETELY AND SOME  OF THE EASTERN WORLD AS WELL.
  • 14:33 THEY LEFT FROM JAFFA BY THE WAY.
  • 14:36 IT IS NOW A PRODUCTIVE    CONTRIBUTOR TO THE WORLD.
  • 14:40   ISRAEL IS A POWER.
  • 14:42  ITS ECONOMY -- SOMEBODY SAID,  TEN TIMES THE SIZE OF EGYPT, JORDAN AND SYRIA PUT TOGETHER.
  • 14:51 I BELIEVE THAT.
  • 14:52 AND IT'S REALLY >>   AN IMPORTANT NATION NOW.
  • 14:56  KEN BERG, OUR PRODUCER SPOKE  WITH THE MINISTER OF SCIENCE
  • 15:01   ABOUT THE MANY INNOVATIONS   GOING ON IN MODERN ISRAEL.
  • 15:04 WOULD YOU TELL ME ABOUT   THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE
  • 15:07   MINISTER OF SCIENCE HERE IN ISRAEL.
  • 15:09  THE MINISTRY OF SCIENCE IS   RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SPACE    AGENCY.
  • 15:13    IS RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT >>WE CALL IN ISRAEL INTERNET II.
  • 15:18  WE HAVE THE RESEARCH THAT IS TAKING PLACE IN THE UNIVERSITIES
  • 15:23    AND IMPLEMENTING RESEARCH  THAT IS TAKING PLACE
  • 15:27  WITHIN THE INDUSTRY.
  • 15:29 YOU MENTIONED SPACE.
  • 15:30    THAT SOUNDS VERY INTERESTING.
  • 15:32 WE NEVER HEAR >>   ABOUT THAT IN AMERICA.
  • 15:34   WHAT'S HAPPENING  IN SPACE IN ISRAEL?
  • 15:36 ISRAEL IS A VERY TINY STATE,
  • 15:39   BUT IT LOOKS LIKE WE ARE VERY  GREAT OR WE EVEN MAY BE ONE OF
  • 15:43 THE SEVEN OR EIGHT COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD THAT AT THE SAME TIME
  • 15:46 SATELLITES THAT   ARE MADE IN ISRAEL.
  • 15:52  IN OUR PROGRAMS HERE THAT WE   HAVE, VERY TINY SATELLITES,
  • 15:58  THAT IT IS ONLY 40 KILOS AND >>   SOMETHING LIKE 80 POUNDS >>  AND 40 CENTIMETERS.
  • 16:05 AND WE WANT TO TAKE OUR  KNOWLEDGE IN TINY SATELLITES
  • 16:11 TO BE PART OF THIS WORLD SPACE    STATION THAT NOW THEY ARE   DEVELOPING IN NASA.
  • 16:19   HOW DO YOU ACCOUNT FOR THE  INVOLVEMENT IN SPACE
  • 16:21 AND CYBERSPACE AND LEADING THE    WORLD IN SO MANY AREAS OF
  • 16:24   SCIENCE AND YET IT   BEING SUCH A SMALL COUNTRY?
  • 16:27 WE HAVE VERY GOOD BRAINS HERE.
  • 16:29 WE HAVE VERY GOOD PEOPLE THAT GO   THROUGH VERY GOOD TRAINING.
  • 16:33  YOU HAVE TO KNOW THAT  ISRAEL WAS IN A SITUATION FOR
  • 16:37 TENS OF YEARS AND THOSE YEARS,
  • 16:42 WE HAD TO DEVELOP OUR HIGH TECH  IN DIFFERENT MILITARY FIELDS
  • 16:49 AND PLAN VERY MUCH TO INCREASE  OUR HIGH-TECH IN THE CIVILIAN  ONES.
  • 16:56 WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING TO INVEST IN EDUCATION,
  • 17:00  TO INVEST IN UNIVERSITIES, TO INVEST IN ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS.
  • 17:04 UNFORTUNATELY MOST OF THE BUDGET  IS STILL GOING TO THE DEFENSE
  • 17:10  ISSUES AND NOT WHAT REALLY WE  WANTED TO INVEST ON.
  • 17:18 BUT STILL ISRAEL IN THE   LAST 50 YEARS OF EXISTENCE
  • 17:24    DID EVERYTHING TO  INVEST IN HIGH TECH.
  • 17:28   I THINK THE PEOPLE WHO ARE  INVOLVED WITH HIGH TECH KNOW
  • 17:31 THAT ISRAEL IS   A SUPER POWER IN THIS AREA.
  • 17:38   FAR FROM THE IMAGE OF DUSTY    STREETS AND CIVIL UNREST,
  • 17:41 THE NATION OF ISRAEL IS >>   THRIVING, INNOVATIVE AND >>  PROSPEROUS.
  • 17:45   OUR FRIEND DAVID BAR-ILLAN,
  • 17:46    FORMER ADVISOR TO    PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHOU
  • 17:50   AND EXECUTIVE EDITOR OF THE   JERUSALEM POST GIVES US HIS
  • 17:53  UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE ON  ISRAEL'S PROSPERITY.
  • 17:56  WE ARE ON AN EUROPEAN LEVEL, >>   OUR ECONOMY IS THRIVING.
  • 18:00  AS A MATTER OF FACT,    WE'VE BEEN VERY FORTUNATE
  • 18:05 IN THE FACT THAT EVEN THOUGH WE  DON'T HAVE NATURAL RESOURCES,
  • 18:09 THE WAY THE ARAB HAS, YOU KNOW  THE PREVALENT JOKE IN ISRAEL,
  • 18:13 THAT MOSES MANAGED TO FIND THE  ONLY PLACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST THAT DOESN'T HAVE OIL.
  • 18:18  THE FACT IS, THAT WE DO HAVE >>   THIS PROBLEM OF NATURAL >>  RESOURCES.
  • 18:23    BUT TODAY WE HAVE WHAT IS  CONSIDERED THE MOST IMPORTANT
  • 18:27 NATURAL RESOURCE IN THE WORLD.
  • 18:29  AND THAT IS THE KIND OF BRAIN   POWER WHICH IS AN ESSENTIAL
  • 18:33   PART OF THE  ECONOMY OF THE NEXT CENTURY.
  • 18:37  THE KIND OF BRAIN POWER THAT  MAKES THIS THE SECOND SILICON  VALLEY IN THE WORLD.
  • 18:42  THE KIND OF BRAIN POWER WHICH  MAKES BIO-TECHNOLOGY,
  • 18:45  FOR INSTANCE, ONE OF THE MOST    THRIVING FORMS OF SCIENCE
  • 18:49 IN THIS COUNTRY   AND WHICH IS IT AFTER ALL,
  • 18:51   THE SCIENCE OF THE FUTURE, GENETIC RESEARCH AND THAT SORT    OF THING.
  • 18:54 AND AS YOU SAID THE PER CAPITA   INCOME, THE PER CAPITA GDP,
  • 19:02 THE PRODUCTION OF THIS COUNTRY  IS ON A VERY, VERY HIGH LEVEL
  • 19:06   AND WE HOPE WITHIN THE NEXT DECADE OR SO WE WILL ACTUALLY
  • 19:10  SUPERSEDE THE   EUROPEAN COUNTRIES,
  • 19:13 CONSIDERING THAT WE ARE  CONSTANTLY STILL UNDER SIEGE.
  • 19:16 THAT OUR DEFENSE BUDGET IS FAR LARGER THAN ANY    EUROPEAN COUNTRY.
  • 19:21 ALLOWS ITSELF TO HAVE.
  • 19:24 AND THAT WE HAVE ALSO A CONSTANT   CHALLENGE OF ABSORBING VERY   LARGE IMMIGRATION,
  • 19:31    CONSIDERING ALL OF THAT, >>I THINK WHAT WE HAVE PERFORMED
  • 19:35 HERE IS NOTHING  SHORT OF MIRACULOUS.
  • 19:36    IT IS MIRACULOUS.
  • 19:38 IT IS.
  • 19:39    WHY DO THE EUROPEANS, FOR  EXAMPLE, THE EURO PARLIAMENT,
  • 19:44  WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT,
  • 19:46 ANNOUNCED RECENTLY THE ABSOLUTE >>   LEGISLATIVE RIGHT OF THE
  • 19:51 PALESTINIANS TO BUILD A COUNTRY    HERE IN ISRAEL AND SO ON?
  • 19:54    WHY DO THEY SEEM >>TO TAKE THE OTHER SIDE?
  • 19:57   THIS IS SOMETHING THAT I'M  AFRAID FOR A REAL ANSWER YOU
  • 20:01   WILL HAVE TO ADDRESS THEM,
  • 20:02 BECAUSE I'M REALLY PUZZLED BY IT TO BE QUITE TRUTHFUL ABOUT IT.
  • 20:07    AFTER ALL, IT USED TO BE >>CONSIDERED AN ECONOMIC CONSIDERATION.
  • 20:13 THE ARAB MARKET IS MUCH LARGER  THAN OURS AND IF THEY WANT TO  CURRY FAVOR WITH IT.
  • 20:18  THEY HAVE TO BE ANTI-ISRAELI.
  • 20:21   BUT NOW OUR ECONOMY IS SO LARGE AND SO PROSPEROUS,
  • 20:28   THAT WE ACTUALLY, YOU KNOW,   OUR GDP IS LARGER THAN ALL
  • 20:31   OF OUR NEIGHBORS TOGETHER.
  • 20:33  YOUR GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT.
  • 20:35  IT IS DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND   EXCEPT IN TERMS OF THE FACT
  • 20:41    THAT IT IS ALWAYS EASIER TO BE --
  • 20:45   TO TRY TO CURRY FAVOR WITH    DICTATORSHIPS THAN WITH A
  • 20:49   DEMOCRACY, BECAUSE  A DEMOCRACY WILL FORGIVE YOU.
  • 20:51   YOU KNOW YOU WILL CONTINUE >>   HAVING GOOD TERMS WITH A
  • 20:55 DEMOCRACY NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY    AND WHAT YOU DO ABOUT IT.
  • 20:57   WHILE DICTATORSHIPS    CAN TAKE REVENGE.
  • 21:01 CAN RETALIATE BY DOING THE KINDS  OF THINGS THAT YOU DON'T WANT
  • 21:08 THEM TO DO LIKE BOYCOTTING YOU.
  • 21:09    LIKE BOYCOTTING COMPANIES THAT INVEST IN ISRAEL,
  • 21:11 USED TO BE THE CASE AND STILL IS  IN MANY INSTANCES EVEN TODAY.
  • 21:16  SO IT IS THE KIND OF  THING THAT IS PLACE OF LEAST
  • 21:20  RESISTANCE AND ATTACKING THE   DEMOCRATIC FRIEND AND ALLY
  • 21:23   AND CURRY FAVOR AND ACTING   TOWARDS THE DICTATORSHIPS.
  • 21:34 IN CLOSING, I GUESS OUR SUBJECT THIS IS ISRAEL,    IS TO DEMONSTRATE
  • 21:40 THIS COUNTRY AS A LEADING NATION
  • 21:42  AND HARDLY A BACKWARD  AND TROUBLED NATION.
  • 21:45  DO YOU THINK UP AHEAD WE ARE GOING TO HAVE PEACE OR AT LEAST  TRANQUILITY?
  • 21:51  I'M NOT SURE.
  • 21:53 BECAUSE FOR THE TIME BEING, THE  MAXIMUM THAT ISRAEL CAN GIVE
  • 21:57 WITH SECURITY AND SAFETY AND THE MINIMUM OF WHAT THE PALESTINIANS
  • 22:02  ARE DEMANDING ARE STILL INCOMPATIBLE.
  • 22:04 THE DISTANCE AND THE GAP BETWEEN  THEM IS SO LARGE THAT I'M NOT
  • 22:08 QUITE SURE THAT IT IS POSSIBLE TO HAVE THE KIND OF PEACE THAT
  • 22:12 WE TALK ABOUT IN THE WEST, THAT  IS BETWEEN FRANCE AND GERMANY  FOR INSTANCE.
  • 22:16   WE MAY BE ABLE TO REACH AN ARRANGEMENT WHICH IS SOMETHING
  • 22:20 ISSUE THAN WAR WHICH IS BETTER    THAN WAR NEEDLESS TO SAY.
  • 22:25   ON THE OTHER HAND, I DON'T  THINK THE DEVELOPMENT ECONOMY
  • 22:29 AND STANDARD OF LIVING IN THIS    COUNTRY AND DYNAMISM HAVE
  • 22:34 ANYTHING TO DO WITH ALL OF THIS.
  • 22:35   I THINK IT >>   WILL CONTINUE TO THRIVE,
  • 22:37   CONTINUE TO MAKE PROGRESS,  CONTINUE TO DEVELOP,
  • 22:40    CONTINUE TO BE ONE OF THE >>   LEADING COUNTRIES IN THE
  • 22:42 WORLD ECONOMICALLY AND SOCIALLY
  • 22:44   REGARDLESS OF WHAT  HAPPENS ON THE PEACE EFFORT.
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  • 24:16 AND ANOTHER WAY THAT ISRAEL IS A   VOICE TO THE NATIONS IS GIVING
  • 24:20   A LESSON ON HOW    TO THRIVE IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
  • 24:24 AFTER ALL THERE ARE 200,000    MILLION ARABS IN THIS KIND OF  COUNTRY AND THAT.
  • 24:28 SOME HAVE OIL AND SOME HAVE OTHER RESOURCES, ET CETERA.
  • 24:30   SOME HAVE BEEN IN THEIR    COUNTRIES 5000 YEARS
  • 24:33   WORKING ON THE PLACES.
  • 24:35 ISRAEL HAS   OUT STRIPPED THEM ALL.
  • 24:38    THIS IS SOMETHING THE NATIONS  SHOULD PAY ATTENTION TO.
  • 24:41 I HAVE SAID IT FROM TIME IMMORAL
  • 24:43 WITH JEWISH BRAINS AND ARAB   MONEY, THE MIDDLE EAST COULD BE PARADISE.
  • 24:48 IF THE ARAB CULTURES WOULD  SIMPLY EMBRACE THESE NEIGHBORS.
  • 24:52   THEY LIVED WITH THEM, MY GOSH,
  • 24:54    FOR THOUSANDS    OF YEARS IN THE PAST.
  • 24:56    AND QUIT THIS CHEST THUMPING INDIGNATION ABOUT THIS TINY
  • 25:00   COUNTRY IN THE MIDDLE OF THEM.
  • 25:03    AND SIMPLY COOPERATE, OH, IT COULD BE WONDERFUL.
  • 25:08    BUT IN ANY CASE, THE    BIBLE AND ISLAM HAVE NOTHING
  • 25:11   MUCH TO SAY TO    EACH OTHER AND THAT'S A FACT.
  • 25:15    I THINK IF THE LORD TARRIES, ISLAM WILL BEGIN TO GIVE OUT ITS
  • 25:22 HOSTILITY TO NOT JUST TO ISRAEL,
  • 25:25  BUT THE CHRISTIANS OF THE WORLD   IN VERY IMPORTANT WAYS.
  • 25:28 I SAID OFTEN THE 21st CENTURY IS   APT TO BE A WAR BETWEEN
  • 25:32 ISLAM AND DEMOCRACY    IF THE LORD TARRIES.
  • 25:35  WELL, THOSE WHAT CAN'T SEE THAT  GOD IS WORKING IN ISRAEL,
  • 25:38    JUST ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTION    THAT'S ALL I CAN SAY.
  • 25:41   THIS CERTAINLY INCLUDES   CHRISTIAN SEMINARIES THAT HAVE
  • 25:45  NOT BEEN TEACHING ABOUT ISRAEL.
  • 25:47  AND PASTORS WHO YOU KNOW.
  • 25:51   I HAVE SPOKEN SO MANY TIMES IN  CHURCHES WHERE IT WAS NOT
  • 25:55    WELCOME TO TALK ABOUT ISRAEL
  • 25:56   OR EVEN UNDERSTOOD WHY  I WANTED TO ABOUT ISRAEL.
  • 25:59  CAN YOU IMAGINE?
  • 26:00  I SPOKE IN A CHURCH ONCE,
  • 26:03   I OFFERED THE PASSOVER SERVICE    AND THE PASTOR SAID,
  • 26:08    "THIS IS A CHRISTIAN CHURCH, MY FRIEND."
  • 26:11 AND DID NOT UNDERSTAND OF COURSE JESUS' LAST SUPPER WAS PASSOVER.
  • 26:15   YOU KNOW, ISRAEL IS EVENTUALLY
  • 26:17    TO BECOME THE    HEAD OF THE NATIONS.
  • 26:19   IN THE TRIBULATION, IT SAYS IN    ZECHARIAH, TEN MEN WILL GRAB
  • 26:23 A COAT OF A    JEW SAYING YOU KNOW TAKE US.
  • 26:27   YOU KNOW WHERE YOU ARE  GOING, ET CETERA.
  • 26:30    AND IT'S ON ITS WAY.
  • 26:31    IT REALLY IS.
  • 26:32  IT'S AMAZING WHAT THEY HAVE DONE IN 52 YEARS.
  • 26:36   THERE ARE COUNTRIES ALL AROUND    THE WORLD THAT ARE MUCH OLDER
  • 26:39   THAN THAT HAVEN'T ACCOMPLISHED    WHAT ISRAEL HAS ACCOMPLISHED
  • 26:43 EVEN STEADY   AT WAR WITH THE ARABS,
  • 26:45  WITH THE MEDIA,    WITH THE CHRISTIAN SEMINARIES
  • 26:48 AND WITH PEOPLE EVERYWHERE
  • 26:50   FOR SOME REASON  COME DOWN ON THIS PLACE.
  • 26:53 I KNOW THE REASON.
  • 26:54    WE HAVE DISCUSSED IT BEFORE.
  • 26:56   IF IT IS GOD'S COUNTRY,    GOD HAS AN ENEMY AND    IT'S NOT HIS COUNTRY.
  • 27:00  AND HE WOULD LIKE TO ELIMINATE THAT COUNTRY.
  • 27:02    READ JERUSALEM, THE TRUTH.
  • 27:04  THAT'S OUR OFFER TODAY.
  • 27:06   DAVID BAR-ILLAN WAS A   GUEST ON THE PROGRAM.
  • 27:07 HE WROTE A BRILLIANT BOOK  EARLIER IN THE 90's THAT SERVES
  • 27:11   AS A HISTORY    OF HOW WE GOT HERE.
  • 27:13  HARD-HITTING EDITORIALS  FROM THE JERUSALEM POST
  • 27:16  ABOUT THE PEACE PROCESS   PARTICULARLY FOCUSING
  • 27:19   AROUND THE CITY OF JERUSALEM.
  • 27:21  IT'S A WONDERFUL BOOK, A VERY GOOD READ.
  • 27:23 YOU WILL NOT PUT IT DOWN.
  • 27:24   I WANT TO ASK YOU FOR A WORD
  • 27:26  OF PRAYER FOR DAVID BAR-ILLAN.
  • 27:27 HE RECENTLY HAD A    VERY SERIOUS HEART ATTACK,
  • 27:30  AND IF ALL OF US PRAY TOGETHER,   IT WILL HELP.
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  • 27:41 AND SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM.
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Episodes in this series

  1. A Place of Birth
  2. A Place of New Life
  3. A Place of Opportunity
  4. A Place Among Nations
  5. A Place of Blessing
  6. A Place of Healing
  7. A Place of Revelation
  8. A Voice to the Nations
  9. A Place to Call Home
  10. A Place of Peace
  11. A Place of Still Waters
  12. A Place for the King

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