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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!
Episode: “A Place of Still Waters”
From a vantage point overlooking the waterfalls of En Gedi, Zola recalls the streams in the desert mentioned by Isaiah and explains the importance of water to this arid region. We visit an agriculture tradeshow in Haifa and an innovative greenhouse in the Negev.

Caption transcript for This Is Israel: “A Place of Still Waters” (11/12)

  • 00:04   ON TODAY'S PROGRAM,  WE'LL TAKE YOU TO THE WATERS
  • 00:05    OF THE MIRACULOUS WATERS >>OF THE SPRING EN-GEDI.
  • 00:07   AND THEN, WE'LL DISCUSS HOW  THE ISRAELIES MANAGED TO KEEP  THIS LAND BLOSSOMING.
  • 00:13    [ music playing ]
  • 00:50 SHALOM, HELLO AGAIN, >>   AND WELCOME BACK TO OUR
  • 00:52   "THIS IS ISRAEL SERIES."
  • 00:54  YOU MAY HAVE SEEN SPRINKLERS GOING,
  • 00:56 BIG SPRINKERS IN AN OPEN FIELD,
  • 00:58 IN THE OPENING FOOTAGE OF THE PROGRAM.
  • 01:01 WATER IS IN MIGHTY SHORT SUPPLY IN ISRAEL, I'LL TELL YOU THAT.
  • 01:04  AND MOST OF THE TIME >>   THEY USE DRIP IRRIGATION
  • 01:08   AND OTHER INGENOUS WAYS TO   PRESERVE WATER AS WE'LL SEE  LATER IN THE PROGRAM.
  • 01:14 WE'LL TAKE YOU TO A GREENHOUSE  IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DESERT.
  • 01:18   AND THEN TO AN AGRICULTURAL  TRADE SHOW IN HYFFA WHERE THE
  • 01:22  WORLD'S LEADING AGRICULTURAL SCIENTISTS COME TO MEET WITH THE
  • 01:27    ISRAELIES WHO HAVE ALWAYS   BEEN LEADERS IN THIS FIELD.
  • 01:32 BUT FIRST, WE ARE GOING >>   TO GO TO A SPRING THAT'S >>MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE.
  • 01:35    EN-GEDI.
  • 01:37 AND EN-GEDI IS  OVER HERE NEAR THE DEAD SEA.
  • 01:40    IT IS MIRACULOUS.
  • 01:41  THE DEAD SEA  IS VERY SALTY WATER.
  • 01:44    IT'S CALLED DEAD >>BECAUSE NOTHING IS ALIVE THERE.
  • 01:48   BUT JUST TO THE NORTH OF IT REALLY,
  • 01:50  A SHORT DISTANCE IS A SPRING   COMING OUT OF THE MOUNTAINS  FROM JERUSALEM MORE OR LESS.
  • 01:56    THAT'S WHAT IS ABOVE IT.
  • 01:58 AND FRESH WATER, AND COOL WATER.
  • 02:01 AND IT'S ALWAYS BEEN A PLACE OF REDOUBT IN THE DESERT.
  • 02:04  IN OTHER WORDS IF YOU HAVE A REASON TO STOP SOMEWHERE THAT'S  NOT OBVIOUS,
  • 02:10  IF YOU WANT TO HIDE,
  • 02:11   SUCH AS KING DAVID   WAS HIDING FROM KING SAUL.
  • 02:14    HE WENT THERE TO EN-GEDI >>  AND IT'S MENTIONED BY NAME,
  • 02:18   AND THERE HE HAD FRESH WATER,   BUT HE WAS CONCEALED.
  • 02:21    YOU COULD STOP AT JERICHO,   BUT PEOPLE COULD SEE YOU FOR   MILES AROUND.
  • 02:24  IT'S FLAT LAND.
  • 02:25    BUT THIS SPRING IS  HIDDEN UP IN THE ROCKS,
  • 02:27   IN THE MOUNTAINS AND   REALLY IS A MIRACULOUS PLACE.
  • 02:39 WELL, OUR SUBJECT IS STILL WATERS.
  • 02:42    AND YOU FIND THEM ALL OVER   ISRAEL IN THE DARNEST PLACES.
  • 02:45    THIS IS THE HILLS OF JUDEA,  A ROUGH, TOUGH DESERT AND YET,
  • 02:51   WONDERFUL WATER SPRINGS COME    OUT OF THE VERY MOUNTAINS.
  • 02:54 EN-GEDI IS ONE OF THOSE.
  • 02:55  IT MEANS GOAT SPRING AND FRESH  WATER RELIABLY POURS OUT OF THE
  • 02:59  MOUNTAIN IN SUCH A WAY   AS TO PROVIDE EVEN A  REFUGE FOR KING DAVID.
  • 03:06  YOU RECALL WHEN KING DAVID HID FROM SAUL AND SAUL SENT 3000 MEN
  • 03:10 TO GET DAVID, HE AND HIS MEN HID  OUT IN THESE VERY HILLS
  • 03:15    AND WERE REFRESHED  BY THIS WATER.
  • 03:18  THE GOAT SPRINGS ARE IN JUDEA AND THAT'S PART OF
  • 03:21  THE TERRITORY AND THEY ARE CELEBRATED THROUGHOUT
  • 03:23 THE SCRIPTURES FOR THEIR   SUSTENANCE AND THEIR  POETRY AND EVEN THEIR ROMANCE.
  • 03:30   SONG OF SOLOMON SAYS:
  • 03:43    IN ZECHARIAH 14:8,  WE LEARN THAT AT THE VERY END,
  • 03:45  THE MOUNT OF OLIVES WILL CLEAVE INTO AND WATER WILL COME.
  • 03:47    IT SAYS TO THE FOREMOST SEA   AND THE HINDER SEAS.
  • 03:50  DIFFERENT TRANSLATIONS   HAVE IT DIFFERENTLY.
  • 03:53   WATER WILL POUR DOWN OVER THE    TOP OF THESE MOUNTAINS FROM
  • 03:56   JERUSALEM AT LAST AND    REALLY INUNDATE THIS PLACE.
  • 04:00    AS IT IS NOW, WATER   IS A MAJOR PROBLEM IN ISRAEL.
  • 04:04    THIS IS A COUNTRY THAT USES    90 PERCENT OF ITS WATER FOR    IRRIGATION.
  • 04:09  THAT IS THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE   IN THE WORLD THAT IS USED FOR
  • 04:11  IRRIGATION AND IT'S ABSOLUTELY   NECESSARY TO FEED THE PEOPLE.
  • 04:16   BUT THERE ARE    STREAMS EVERYWHERE.
  • 04:18    EVEN IN THE DESERT.
  • 04:20  ISAIAH 43 HAS A    GREAT DEAL TO SAY ABOUT IT.
  • 04:49  AND ISAIAH IS NOT THE ONLY ONE.
  • 04:51   THE BIBLE IS FULL OF  SUCH SUSTAINING WATERS.
  • 04:55 DAVID BEN-GURION LOVED THE VERSE  AND EVEN HAD IT ON HIS DESK,
  • 04:59   THE STREAMS AND THE DESERT
  • 05:01  CONCEPT WHICH APPEARS SEVERAL >>   TIMES IN THE SCRIPTURES.
  • 05:04  IT IS SORT OF >>   A FEATURE OF REDEMPTION,
  • 05:07 A LAND THAT IS THANKLESS AND HOPELESS,
  • 05:09  AND YET, WITH THESE STREAMS, >>   YOU REALIZE GOD HAS DONE
  • 05:12  SOMETHING TO  SUSTAIN HIS PEOPLE OUT HERE.
  • 05:15 DAVID BEN-GURION, YOU KNOW, WAS A TRACTOR DRIVER ON A KIBBUTZ.
  • 05:19    HE WAS THE FIRST >>   PRIME MINISTER OF ISRAEL.
  • 05:21   HE WAS CALLED TO SERVE HIS    COUNTRY IN THAT IMPORTANT
  • 05:24    CAPACITY AND AFTER HE WAS   THROUGH AS PRIME MINISTER,
  • 05:27 WHEN HIS TERM WAS OVER,   HE WENT BACK TO THE KIBBUTZ
  • 05:30   AND RESUMED HIS JOB  AS A TRACTOR DRIVER.
  • 05:32   AND AS THE STORY GOES, THE LEADERS OF THE WORLD WOULD COME
  • 05:38 AND WAIT ON HIS KIBBUTZ  DOWN IN THE DESERT --
  • 05:44   A SIMILAR DESERT TO THIS -- AND HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THE END
  • 05:47 OF THE DAY UNTIL HE CAME IN FROM HIS TRACTOR ROUNDS IN ORDER TO
  • 05:50    CONSULT WITH HIM >>ABOUT MATTERS OF STATE.
  • 06:02 ALL MEN FEEL THIS IDEA OF JUST STILL, SOFT, FRESH WATER IN THE
  • 06:07 DESERT AS BEING >>   A SIGN OF GOD'S COMFORT.
  • 06:24   THAT IS REALLY THE  THEME OF THIS PROMISED LAND.
  • 06:27  THE HUNGRY CAME HERE  TO DWELL AND PREPARE THE LAND
  • 06:29  FOR HABITATION AND SO THEY DO INHABIT IT AND THEY LIVE HERE.
  • 06:34    ISAIAH SPEAKS OF SPRINGS >>OF WATER COMING FORTH.
  • 06:38 AND 40 YEARS PROVISION   IN THE DESERT TO THE PEOPLE
  • 06:43   WHO WERE OUT THERE >>   BESIDES STREAM OF WATER,
  • 06:46  THE MANNA FROM   HEAVEN CAME TO THEM.
  • 06:50    AND THEY WERE ABLE  TO EAT ALL OF THE TIME
  • 06:53 THAT THEY WERE   OUT IN THE DESERT.
  • 06:54   AND THEN WHEN THEY   CAME INTO THE LAND,  JOSHUA SAYS:
  • 07:05 IT WAS EXACTLY ON SCHEDULE AND GOD LET IT GO WHEN THEY DIDN'T >>   NEED IT ANYMORE.
  • 07:08 WHEN THEY CAME INTO THEIR LAND,   IT WAS THEIR LAND.
  • 07:10 THIS IS A POINT I WANT TO MAKE.
  • 07:12  LEVITICUS, YOU KNOW YOU OFTEN  HEAR THE ARGUMENT FROM PEOPLE
  • 07:17  THAT WOULD WANT THE LAND AND  NOT TO GIVE IT TO THE ISRAEL.
  • 07:21  THESE DAYS, PALESTINIANS ARE SAYING THEY ARE DESCENDED FROM
  • 07:23    PEOPLE WHO ARE HERE EVEN >>BEFORE THE ISRAELITES WERE HERE.
  • 07:27  THAT ISN'T TRUE IN THE LEAST.
  • 07:29    BUT LET'S SAY THEY WERE.
  • 07:31    LET'S SAY THEY REALLY ARE RELATED ARE TO THE CANAANITES.
  • 07:34    THEY'RE NOT, BUT >> LET'S SAY THEY WERE.
  • 07:36   EVEN IF THEY WERE,   LEVITICUS 20:24 SAYS THIS.
  • 07:54  HE'S SAYING TO THEM.
  • 07:55    I KNOW THERE ARE >>PEOPLE IN THE LAND BEFORE YOU.
  • 07:57  IT IS NOT AN   EMPTY LAND WHEN YOU ARRIVE.
  • 07:59 BUT I AM GIVING YOU THEIR LAND
  • 08:01   BECAUSE YOU ARE A PECULIAR    PEOPLE, MY CHOSEN PEOPLE,   AND YOU RECEIVE THEIR LAND.
  • 08:06 SO AS FAR AS THE ARGUMENT GOING THAT PALESTINIANS ARE RELATED TO
  • 08:11 CANAANITES OR THOSE WHO PRECEDED IN ISRAEL, IT STILL DOESN'T HOLD WATER IF YOU BELIEVE SCRIPTURE.
  • 08:19 NOW, ISRAEL HAS  CULTIVATED THIS LAND,
  • 08:21 DONE SO WELL IN THE IRRIGATING, THAT IT RAISES 95 PERCENT OF ITS    OWN FOOD.
  • 08:27 THAT IS A VERY HIGH PERCENTAGE ESPECIALLY FOR A COUNTRY IN THE  MIDDLE EAST.
  • 08:31 IF YOU COMPARE THE ARAB NATIONS,   WHY IT IS NO WHERE NEAR IT.
  • 08:34 NO ARAB NATION, EVEN THE RICHEST   RAISES ENOUGH FOOD TO FEED ITSELF.
  • 08:39 THEY TYPICALLY IMPORT THE FOODS.
  • 08:42  INDIA HAS A PROBLEM.
  • 08:43  CHINA HAS A PROBLEM.
  • 08:44    ALL OVER THE THIRD WORLD >> HAS A PROBLEM RAISING ENOUGH
  • 08:47 FOOD TO FEED THEIR OWN PEOPLE.
  • 08:50  BUT ISRAEL HAS IT FIGURED OUT   AND THEY ARE DOING IT WELL.
  • 08:55 FURTHERMORE, THEY DO 32 AND HALF   BILLION A YEAR IN EXPORTS.
  • 08:59 THEY RAISE SO MUCH THAT THEY ARE EXPORTING FOOD
  • 09:02  TO OTHER COUNTRIES, AND IN A >>   VERY SIGNIFICANT MOMENT,
  • 09:08    THEY ARE EXPORTING ROSES.
  • 09:10 YOU KNOW, ISAIAH SAID THE DESERT >>   SHALL BLOSSOM AS A ROSE.
  • 09:14  AND THEY HAVE RECENTLY BECOME   LEADING EXPORTERS OF ROSES.
  • 09:19  THEY SENT A MILLION ROSES TO   BRITAIN FOR THE FUNERAL OF  PRINCESS DI.
  • 09:27     THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD,    I SHALL NOT WANT.
  • 09:30   HE MAKETH ME TO LIE >>    DOWN IN GREEN PASTURES.
  • 09:34 HE LEADETH ME    BESIDES THE STILL WATERS.
  • 09:36 HE RESTORETH MY SOUL.
  • 09:39   HE LEADETH ME IN THE PATH OF RIGHTEOUSNESS FOR HIS NAMESAKE.
  • 09:44 YEA, THOUGH I WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH,
  • 09:48   I WILL FEAR NO EVIL.
  • 09:50    THOU ART WITH ME.
  • 09:52 THY ROD AND THY STAFF,     THEY COMFORT ME.
  • 09:56   THOU HATH PREPARETH A TABLE
  • 09:58   BEFORE ME IN THE PRESENCE OF MINE ENEMIES.
  • 10:01 THOU ANOINEST MY HEAD WITH OIL,   MY CUP RUNNETH OVER.
  • 10:06    SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY >>    SHALL FOLLOW ME
  • 10:10    ALL OF THE DAYS OF MY LIFE
  • 10:12     AND I WILL DWELL IN THE >>   HOUSE OF THE LORD FOREVER.
  • 10:19    [ music playing ]
  • 10:30 IF YOU HAD A CHANCE TO TALK TO PETER, JAMES AND JOHN FIRSTHAND
  • 10:33 WHAT WOULD YOU   LIKE TO TALK ABOUT?
  • 10:36 I'D LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT HOW   LIFE WAS LIKE AT THAT TIME.
  • 10:41 WHY THEY DID THE THINGS    THEY DID AND THE CUSTOMS.
  • 10:43 I WOULD SAY, "LET ME FOLLOW YOU   AND LET ME LEARN FROM YOU.
  • 10:46 "LET ME LEARN FROM WHAT  YOU GUYS ARE DOING AND GROW."
  • 10:48   AND IT IS A  LIFE-LONG EXPERIENCE.
  • 10:50 IT'S LEARNING.
  • 10:51   WELL, I'M A WOMAN.
  • 10:52 I'M A GRANDMA.
  • 10:53   I WOULD LOVE TO HUG    THEM, FORGIVE ME.
  • 10:55   I WOULD WANT THEM TO TELL ME  ALL ABOUT JESUS, WOULDN'T YOU?
  • 11:01 VISIT WITH THE DISCIPLES    ON ZOLA'S NEXT TRIP
  • 11:04     TO THE HOLY LAND.
  • 11:06   FOR INFORMATION CALL:
  • 11:11 YOU FEEL THAT YOU ARE A PART OF IT
  • 11:13  EVEN THOUGH IT    IS 2000 YEARS AGO.
  • 11:20   WELL, COME AND SEE THIS LAND FOR YOURSELF.
  • 11:21 GOSH, IT IS A SHAME TO SHOW YOU THROUGH A LITTLE TELEVISION LENS
  • 11:25 A MAGNIFICENT PLACE LIKE THIS.
  • 11:27  THIS COME ON OUR TOUR, GO ON  SOMEBODY'S TOUR, BUT GET OVER   THERE IN THIS LIFE.
  • 11:30 I REALLY RECOMMEND IT.
  • 11:32    IT IS AMAZING HOW THE LAND HAS BLOSSOMED.
  • 11:34    YOU KNOW, ISAIAH SAID THE DESERT WILL BLOSSOM AS A ROSE.
  • 11:37 AND PEOPLE MENTION THAT  ISRAEL IS AN EXPORTER OF ROSES, WHICH IT IS.
  • 11:42    BUT WE WENT TO THE ARAVA,   THIS IS, YOU KNOW,
  • 11:45  NO ROSES GROWING RIGHT THERE.
  • 11:47  IT IS SOUTH OF THE DEAD SEA.
  • 11:49   IT IS IN A DEEP LAND RIFT.
  • 11:51   IT IS HOT AND DRY.
  • 11:52 BUT DOWN THERE,  THERE IS EXPERIMENTS
  • 11:54  WITH FLOWERS  AND VEGETABLES, TOO.
  • 11:57 AND KEN TALKED WITH EZRA RAVINS    ABOUT DESERT AGRICULTURE.
  • 12:03  THERE IS SUCH A THING  AND THE ISRAELIES ARE REALLY
  • 12:06 ON THE CUTTING   EDGE OF THIS STUFF.
  • 12:08 AND THIS IS SO VERY IMPORTANT.
  • 12:11 YOU KNOW, IF YOU COULD MAKE THE  DESERTS OF THE WORLD PRODUCE,
  • 12:14   I DON'T SUPPOSE THERE WOULD  EVER BE A FOOD PROBLEM AGAIN.
  • 12:18  IMAGINE WHAT IT WOULD DO FOR   AFRICA IF THE ENTIRE SAHARA   COULD PRODUCE FOOD.
  • 12:22    IMAGINE WHAT IT WOULD DO >>  FOR THE EASTERN HEMISPHERE
  • 12:26   IF THE GOBI DESERT   WOULD PRODUCE FOOD.
  • 12:29  AND THE ISRAELIES ARE ON THE CUTTING EDGE OF THIS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT AREA.
  • 12:33   THEY ARE MAKING THE DESERT   PRODUCE FOOD AND WE TALKED >>   WITH THE EXPERT ON THAT.
  • 12:40 YHE AIM OF THE ARAVA IN ARAVA >> VALLEY IS TO FIND A WAY TO
  • 12:47   SETTLE THE REGION >>WITH MORE PEOPLE, MORE FARMERS,
  • 12:53   BECAUSE WE BELIEVE THAT THE FUTURE OF THE FARMING IN ISRAEL
  • 12:58    WILL BE IN THE SOUTHERN, >>DESERT PARTS OF ISRAEL   WHERE WE HAVE ENOUGH WATER.
  • 13:03 WHERE DOES THE WATER COME FROM?
  • 13:06  THE WATER COMES FROM    DIFFERENT KINDS OF WELLS,
  • 13:09   BETWEEN 150 METERS TO 1500 METERS.
  • 13:13  WE HAVE SWEET WATER.
  • 13:15  PERHAPS THE SWEETEST WATER IN  THE COUNTRY AND WE HAVE VERY  SALTY WATER.
  • 13:19 AND WHAT WE DO IS MIX THE WATER, THE TWO KINDS OF WATER,
  • 13:23  WE MIX TOGETHER AND WE BRING THEM TO THE AGRICULTURE  GREENHOUSES.
  • 13:30  WELL, HOW ARE  COMPUTERS USED HERE?
  • 13:32  ALMOST ALL OF THE FARMERS IN AGRICULTURE TODAY AND FOR SURE
  • 13:37   IN THIS REGION, THE FARM IS CONTROLLED BY COMPUTER.
  • 13:40 FROM WATERING, FERTILIZING AND HIGH TECHNOLOGY,
  • 13:46 CLIMATE CONTROL IN GREENHOUSES,  IT CAN BE CHECKING HUMIDITY.
  • 13:51   CHECKING RADIATION.
  • 13:53  OPEN UP AND CLOSING CURTAINS.
  • 13:55  AND ADDING ON SPECIAL THINGS, FOR EXAMPLE, SPRINKLING COOLING SYSTEM, HEATING SYSTEM,
  • 14:03  EVEN WARM CO-2 AND COLD CO-2.
  • 14:06 DESCRIBE WHAT YOU ARE DOING IN  THE ROSES GREENHOUSE.
  • 14:10 THE SYSTEM YOU SAW IN THE ROSES   IS RECYCLING WATER.
  • 14:17 IT IS A TECHNOLOGY THAT WE HAVE  TO DEVELOP IN THE MIDDLE EAST
  • 14:19    BECAUSE WE HAVE A LOT OF >> PROBLEMS WITH WATER.
  • 14:23 TO LEARN HOW TO USE THE WATER AGAIN AND AGAIN.
  • 14:26   AND WHEN YOU USE THE WATER, FROM THE BEGINNING IT IS SALTY
  • 14:30 AND YOU PUT ON CHEMICALS FOR THE  WATER AND IT GETS SALTIER AND >>   SALTIER.
  • 14:34 YOU HAVE TO LEARN EXACTLY WHEN THE WATER IS TOO SALTY AND THEN >>   YOU DUMP IT OUT.
  • 14:40   AND DO THE RECYCLING AGAIN.
  • 14:42   THE IDEA IS TO SAVE WATER.
  • 14:44    BECAUSE WHAT WE DO TODAY,    99 PERCENT OF THE   AGRICULTURE OF THE REGION,
  • 14:49 WE WATER IN THE GROUND SOIL AND THE WATER GOES DOWN AND WE LOSE A LOT OF WATER.
  • 14:56  WE DISCOVERED A FEW YEARS AGO >>   AFTER ALL OF THE EXPERTS
  • 15:01 SAID IT IS IMPOSSIBLE  TO GROW ROSES IN THE DESERT.
  • 15:06 WE FOUND OUT FROM THE AUCTIONS IN HOLLAND WHERE WE SELL ROSES,
  • 15:12    IS THAT THE BEST QUALITY >>OF THE ROSES GROWN IN THE DESERT
  • 15:15 BECAUSE OF THE CONDITIONS HERE.
  • 15:17    TELL ME ABOUT THE EXPORTS  THAT YOU HAVE HERE IN ISRAEL.
  • 15:21 WE ARE ABOUT 50 PERCENT EXPORT
  • 15:24   FROM FRESH VEGETABLES FROM ISRAEL.
  • 15:27  AND ABOUT 15 OR 20 PERCENT OF   THE EXPORT OF FLOWERS FROM ISRAEL.
  • 15:32   WE EXPORT MAINLY TO EUROPE.
  • 15:35 PEPPERS, MELONS, AND TOMATOES.
  • 15:38  TOMATOES ON THE VINE,   CHERRY ON THE VINE.
  • 15:41 AND WE ALSO EXPORT TO THE UNITED  STATES PEPPERS AND TOMATOES,
  • 15:47 CHERRY TOMATOES IS PART OF THE CAMPAIGN CALLED
  • 15:51    "THE CLEAN AIR CAMPAIGN" >>WHERE WE EXPORT OUT OF AN AREA
  • 15:54    THAT IS CLEAN, DECLARED A PEST-FREE AREA FROM THE >>   MEDITERRANEAN FRUIT FLY.
  • 16:01 WHAT ABOUT PESTICIDES?
  • 16:03 WE HAVE A BIG PROJECT TOGETHER >>   WITH THE JORDANIANS WITH
  • 16:08    BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF THE MEDITERRANEAN FRUIT FLY WHERE WE
  • 16:11   RELEASE EVERY WEEK,  12 MILLION STERILIZED FLIES,
  • 16:16 MALES OVER THE REGION AND WE'RE  CLEANING THE REGION FROM THE
  • 16:21 MEDITERRANEAN FRUIT FLY    AND WE HOPE TO DECLARE IT
  • 16:25  AS A PEST-FREE AREA,    THE WHOLE REGION.
  • 16:37  LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING, AN ANOMALY ABOUT THE MIDDLE EAST.
  • 16:39    THE ARAB COUNTRIES HAVING FORTUNES, MOST OF THEM WITH THE OIL AND SO ON.
  • 16:45    ISRAEL SHOULD BE HUNGRY.
  • 16:47 IT'S MADE OF IMMIGRANTS  AND IT HAS A TERRIBLE DEFENSE
  • 16:51  TO SUPPORT AND SO ON.
  • 16:53   AND YET, THE ARAB COUNTRIES   STRUGGLE TO FEED THEMSELVES
  • 16:56  WHILE ISRAEL IS ABLE  TO EXPORT VEGETABLES
  • 16:58 AND FLOWERS AND SO ON.
  • 17:00    THE DESERT HAS TREMENDOUS  POTENTIAL TO FEED STILL MORE.
  • 17:03  AND THEY ARE STILL WORKING ON THAT.
  • 17:05    NOW FOR 14 YEARS,    ISRAEL HAS HOSTED
  • 17:08  AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE,  THE AGRITECH CONFERENCE WHICH
  • 17:13   BRINGS TOGETHER EXPERTS OF AGRICULTURE OF THE WHOLE WORLD.
  • 17:17  THEY COME TO ISRAEL TO LEARN  FROM THE ISRAELIES WHAT THEY
  • 17:21    HAVE DONE BECAUSE   THEY HAVE DONE IT SO WELL.
  • 17:24 DO YOU THINK CNN OR THE NETWORKS   WOULD MENTION THIS OR GIVE
  • 17:27  CREDIT FOR WHAT ISRAEL DOES?
  • 17:29 IT OUT-PRODUCES SOME OF   THE BEST FARMLAND IN IOWA.
  • 17:32   IT HAS DONE THAT SINCE ITS   INCEPTION IN 1948 WITH THE   KIBBUTZ AND SO ON.
  • 17:38  AND YOU KNOW, OTHER PEOPLE IN THE WORLD KNOW AND WANT TO LEARN
  • 17:43    ABOUT HOW TO DO, >> JUST COME TO ISRAEL TO LEARN.
  • 17:45 SO WE SENT OUR PRODUCER KEN BERG   AND HE TALKED TO DAN MERIE,
  • 17:50  WHO IS THE GENERAL MANAGER OF >>   THE AGRITECH CONFERENCE.
  • 18:00  THE PURPOSE OF THIS AGRITECH  AND ALL AGRITECHS IS
  • 18:03   FIRST OF ALL,    MAKE THE FARMERS OF ISRAEL
  • 18:08 FAMILIAR WMTH THE INNOVATIONS  AND THE INDUSTRY AND RESEARCH.
  • 18:12 AND THE SECOND PURPOSE   IS TO PROMOTE OUR PRODUCTS
  • 18:18  AND ABILITIES   ALL OVER THE WORLD.
  • 18:22    TELL ME SPECIFICALLY HOW >> MANY PEOPLE ARE HERE
  • 18:23 AND THE FACT THAT THIS HAS BEEN A PROFITABLE AGRITECH FOR YOU.
  • 18:26   WE HAVE ABOUT 9000 FOREIGN VISITORS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD
  • 18:31 AND VISITORS, INCLUDING   THOSE FROM ABROAD.
  • 18:39 FARMERS, FAMILIES ARE COMING TO SEE WHAT IS FOR THEM IN    INTEREST.
  • 18:43 WE HAVE 350 EXHIBITORS AND RIGHT   NOW THOSE ARE THE FIGURES.
  • 18:51 THE FIGURES ARE   INDEED IMPRESSIVE.
  • 18:54 IN 1999, ISRAELI FLOWER    GROWERS REPORTED SHIPPING
  • 18:57    6 BILLION FLOWERS   TO OTHER COUNTRIES.
  • 19:02    ORGANIC FARMERS REPORTING   EXPORTING 842 TONS OF FRUIT IN 1999
  • 19:08  AND 1,667 TONS OF VEGETABLES.
  • 19:11  THAT'S AN INCREASE OF 100 PERCENT OVER THE PAST YEAR.
  • 19:15   THE PROPHET ISAIAH   SAID IT LIKE THIS.
  • 19:17   THE WILDERNESS AND   THE DRY LAND SHALL BE GLAD.
  • 19:20    THE WILDERNESS AND DESERT    SHALL REJOICE AND BLOSSOM LIKE THE ROSE.
  • 19:23   IT SHALL BLOSSOM ABUNTANTLY
  • 19:24    AND REJOICE EVEN >> WITH JOY UNSPEAKABLE.
  • 19:27  THEN SHALL THE LAME MAN LEAP
  • 19:28    AND THE TONGUE OF  THE DUMB SHALL SING FOR JOY.
  • 19:32 FOR WATER SHALL  BREAK FORTH IN THE WILDERNESS
  • 19:34 AND STREAMS AND DESERTS AND THE  PARCHED GROUND SHALL BECOME A
  • 19:37  POOL AND THIRSTY LAND  IN SPRINGS OF WATER.
  • 19:41    IN THE HABITATION OF THE JACKALS, WHERE EACH LAY
  • 19:44 SHALL BE GRASS WITH TREES AND BRUSHES.
  • 19:47   THIS IS A NEW CONTROL VALVE
  • 19:49 WHICH IS A DEVELOPMENT
  • 19:50 OF AN ISRAELY INVENTOR.
  • 19:53 WE DETERMINE COUPLINKS FOR ALL  KINDS OF PIPES, STEEL PIPES,   ET CETERA.
  • 20:02 AND PURCHASED THIS PATENT WHICH   IS AN INTERNATIONAL PATENT
  • 20:07   WRITTEN ALL OVER THE WORLD.
  • 20:09    AND WE ARE NOW TRYING TO, STARTING TO MANUFACTURE   IT HERE IN ISRAEL.
  • 20:14 IN THE IRRIGATION COMPANIES    IN THE WORLD, OUR UNIQUENESS
  • 20:22   IS WITH THE CONTRIBUBUTION OF THREE OR FOUR MAJOR IRRIGATION    CONCEPTS.
  • 20:29 WE ARE NOT PUSHING ONE SYSTEM,
  • 20:32 BUT MANUFACTURE FOUR DIFFERENT >>   SOLUTION FOR IRRIGATION.
  • 20:37 WE ARE ABLE TO SELECT FOR SOUTH   AMERICA ONE SYSTEM SOLUTION
  • 20:46 AND FOR INDIA, ANOTHER SOLUTION.
  • 20:48 TO JAPAN ONE SYSTEM AND TO THE STATES ANOTHER SYSTEM.
  • 20:51   WE HEARD ABOUT ACRITECH AT THE   LAST YEAR AND WE THINK IT IS A
  • 20:57  VERY FAMOUS EXHIBITION AND A VERY GOOD EXHIBITION WHERE THE
  • 21:01  VISITORS COME >>   FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.
  • 21:05   AND WE ARE ALSO INTERESTED    TO COME TO ISRAEL TO MAKE
  • 21:08  CONTACT TO ISRAEL, TO  ISRAEL CUSTOMER AND INDUSTRY.
  • 21:14 WE CHECK THE HUMIDITY WITH THE   FIBERS AND
  • 21:22 PREVENT ILLNESS IN THE PLANTS.
  • 21:24   IS NOBODY ELSE IN THE WORLD
  • 21:26  DOING THIS RIGHT NOW?
  • 21:27 NO, NO.
  • 21:28  WE ARE THE FIRST ONE.
  • 21:30 WHEN THE COW COMES IN THE WEIGHT OF THE FOOD IS RECORDED AND TIME
  • 21:34   IS RECORDED ON THE COMPUTER.
  • 21:37   AND WHEN THE CROPS COME OUT,
  • 21:39   TIME OF COMING OUT AND THE WEIGHT OF THE FOOD IS RECORDED.
  • 21:45    SO WE KNOW EVERY MEAL THE   DURATION OF THE COWS IN THE
  • 21:48  STATION AND THE FOOD  CONSUMPTIONS OF EVERY   COW OF EVERY MEAL.
  • 21:53 IT IS THE FAMOUS PRODUCT OF THE AGRITECH.
  • 21:59  IT IS A ROBOT THAT IS CUTTING THE LAWN AUTOMATICALLY WITHOUT   HUMAN BEING TOUCH.
  • 22:07  AND HE'S DOG THE WORK ITSELF.
  • 22:11   THIS IS WATERING THE PLANT.
  • 22:13 IT CAN BE WATERING OR SPRAYING.
  • 22:15   EITHER ONE.
  • 22:16 YOU CAN PUT ON IT SPRAYER AND IT  SPRAYS ON WATER AND THE SMALL  YOUNG PLANT.
  • 22:22   AND DO IT EQUALLY.
  • 22:24    IT IS EQUAL THAN >>  ANY OTHER WAY OF WATERING.
  • 22:27 IT GOES AND WATER ONE SPEED AND  CONTROL THE SPEED GOING BACK.
  • 22:33   IT IS FULLY CONTROLLED, THE SPEED.
  • 22:36    WE TRY IN ISRAEL TO FIND >>  SOME SYSTEM TO SAVE WATER.
  • 22:40  THEN WE FIND A SYSTEM TO SAVE WATER AND THEN WE FIND THAT THIS
  • 22:43  SYSTEM NOT ONLY SAVE WATER IT SAVE FERTILIZER AND GIVE BETTER CROPS.
  • 22:47   AND FROM MY POINT OF VIEW,  IT IS BETTER WAY TO IRRIGATE.
  • 22:53    WE ARE EXPORTING IT TO 40   COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD.
  • 22:57  AND IN THE BEGINNING OF THIS YEAR, MAKE OUR FACTORY PRODUCTION IN THE UNITED STATES.
  • 23:02 AND PRODUCE IN THE UNITED STATES, TOO.
  • 23:05 I WILL PLANT IN THE WILDERNESS THE SEED AND THE MYRTLE AND THE   OLIVE TREE.
  • 23:11 I WILL SET IN THE DESERT THE FUR   TREE AND PINE AND BOX TREE
  • 23:15 TOGETHER THAT THEY MAY SEE AND KNOW AND UNDERSTAND AND CONSIDER
  • 23:18  TOGETHER THAT THE HAND OF THE    LORD THAT THIS DONE THIS.
  • 23:22    AND THE HOLY ONE >>  OF ISRAEL HATH CREATED IT.
  • 23:27    [ music playing ]
  • 24:32 WHAT A DIVERSE LAND ISRAEL REALLY IS.
  • 24:34 YOU KNOW OUR PILGRIMS ARE AMAZED
  • 24:35  THAT IN A SHORT TIME THEY SEE
  • 24:38  DESERT, MOUNTAINS, FOREST AND   FLOWER GARDENS AND SO MANY  THINGS IN SUCH A SMALL SPACE.
  • 24:46 FROM THE GREEN GOLAN HEIGHTS TO >>   THE DESERT IN THE SOUTH.
  • 24:51 THEY HAVE SUCH A VARIETY AND THE   FIVE MILLION ISRAELIES ARE
  • 24:54    EXPERT IN MANAGING IT AS >> YOU HAVE SEEN IN THE PROGRAM.
  • 24:58    WHILE THEY ARE TAKING IN >>  IMMIGRANT FROM EVERY NATION
  • 25:00 WHO CARE TO COME AND WHILE THEY   ARE FIGHTING OFF THE ARABS.
  • 25:03 FRANKLY I THINK THIS IS FAR FROM THE KIND OF COUNTRY DESCRIBED IN
  • 25:08 THE MEDIA IS ONE OF THE WORLD'S  GREAT COUNTRIES AND REALLY IS  ACCOMPLISHING A LOT.
  • 25:13 AND YOU KNOW, GOD IS THE ONE WHO  ORIGINALLY RESTORED THE LAND.
  • 25:16 WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT, WHY DID THE ISRAELIES END UP IN EGYPT AS SLAVES?
  • 25:20 WELL, THEY HAD TO LEAVE CANAAN.
  • 25:24 IT WAS IN FAMINE NOTHING GREW.
  • 25:26    THE HERDS WERE DYING AND >>   THERE WAS NOTHING TO EAT.
  • 25:30 SO THEY WENT TO EGYPT AND THEN  IN THE EXODUS THEY MUST HAVE
  • 25:33 BEEN ASKED, BOTHERED MOSES ABOUT WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN WHEN WE GET BACK THERE.
  • 25:37 YOU KNOW, THERE   WAS NOTHING THERE.
  • 25:40 WELL, GOD RESTORED THE LAND AND  THEY SENT THE SPIES AND THEY
  • 25:42  BROUGHT THE BUNCH OF GRAPES.
  • 25:43  YOU REMEMBER TWO MEN CARRYING   THE HEAVY BUNCH OF GRAPES,
  • 25:46 AND THE STORIES   IN THE SCRIPTURES.
  • 25:47   AND GOD HAD CHANGED   THE LAND BACK AND FOR THAT,
  • 25:51 HE WANTED A FESTIVAL EVERY YEAR CALLED FIRST FRUITS IN WHICH WE
  • 25:54  WAVE THE FIRST FRUITS OF THE    THINGS THAT GREW.
  • 25:56   OUT OF A DEAD LAND,  CROPS WOULD NOW COME.
  • 26:00    AND SO EVERY YEAR >>   THERE WAS THIS FESTIVAL.
  • 26:02  AND YOU KNOW WHAT, THE BIBLE COMPARES IT TO THE RESURRECTION  OF ALL OF US.
  • 26:07    THAT IS IN I CORINTHIANS >>IT SAYS, "IN ADAM ALL DIE BUT IN CHRIST ALL ARE MADE ALIVE AGAIN.
  • 26:14   "YET EACH IN HIS OWN ORDER CHRIST THE FIRST FRUITS
  • 26:16   "AND THEN WE WHICH ARE HIS WHEN HE COMES."
  • 26:20 SO HE'S THE FIRST FRUITS AND WE ARE THE SECOND, THIRD AND FOURTH
  • 26:22  OUT INTO THE MILLIONS AND YOU  KNOW, WE ALL HAVE A NUMBER IN   THIS RESURRECTION.
  • 26:26   WE TEACH THIS AT PASSOVER.
  • 26:28 WATCH THE PASSOVER PROGRAMS FOR THE COMPLETE TEACHING OF THIS.
  • 26:32  BUT KNOW THAT DEAD LAND WITH CROPS RISING OUT OF IT,
  • 26:36 IS THE SAME THING AS GRAVES WITH PEOPLE COMING OUT OF THEM IN THE  RESURRECTION.
  • 26:42 THAT'S WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES.
  • 26:43   SO WITH THIS PROGRAM ABOUT FLOWERS AND VEGETABLES,
  • 26:46  IT IS REALLY A VERY IMPORTANT >>   CHRISTIAN POINT TO MAKE.
  • 26:50 WELL, WE'RE GOING
  • 26:51 TO OFFER MAPS THIS TIME.
  • 26:53    A MAP OF JERUSALEM WHICH IS
  • 26:55    SO MUCH FUN TO USE.
  • 26:56    ALL OF THE STREET NAMES AND
  • 26:57   PICTURES OF CHURCHES AND THE
  • 26:59  IMPORTANT SITES YOU READ ABOUT
  • 27:01   IN THE NEWSPAPERS AND SO ON.
  • 27:03 IT IS REALLY FUN
  • 27:05    TO LOOK AT THE MAP.
  • 27:06    AND A MAP OF ALL OF ISRAEL,
  • 27:07  THE TWO MAPS AND YOU WILL HAVE
  • 27:09    A MINI TOUR IN THAT MANNER.
  • 27:11   STUDY THOSE OVER AND YOU WILL
  • 27:13  KNOW A LOT ABOUT THE HOLY LAND.
  • 27:14 AND REMEMBER THE GIFTS OF FUNDS,
  • 27:16   FOLKS, THAT'S HOW WE
  • 27:17 ARE ABLE TO GO OVER THERE
  • 27:19 AND MAKE THESE PROGRAMS.
  • 27:20   THIS IS NOT A STORE.
  • 27:21  WE NEED YOUR HELP LIKE
  • 27:23    ANY MINISTRY DOES.
  • 27:25 AND SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM.
  • 27:26 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.
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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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