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Series: “Voices From Israel”
This ten-program series not only traverses the physical land of Israel with a group of pilgrims visiting Biblical sites, but also scans Israel’s wide political landscape with the perspectives of government officials, so-called settlers and even Palestinians.
Episode: “On the Outside”
The group has a whirlwind tour of the greater Galilee area, including Safed and Qasrin. Zola teaches at Banias, also known as Caesarea Philippi. Then we visit the settlement of Anatot with our good friends who live there, Joni and Stuart Arden.

Caption transcript for Voices From Israel: “On the Outside” (7/10)

  • 00:06 THIS PLACE IS PART OF YOUR HERITAGE.
  • 00:08 THIS PLACE IS PART OF YOUR DREAM.
  • 00:11 PEOPLE OF THE BIBLE ARE IN CHARGE OF THE LAND OF THE BIBLE.
  • 00:13 I FEEL VERY STRONGLY THAT THERE HAVE BEEN SO MANY TIMES IN HISTORY
  • 00:15 WHEN CHRISTIANS HAVE LOOKED THE OTHER WAY WHEN JEWISH PEOPLE WERE BEING ATTACKED.
  • 00:19 WE WILL ULTIMATELY SEE THE WORLD CHANGE.
  • 00:22 GOD'S PURPOSES FOR ISRAEL JUST MARCH ON, DON'T THEY?
  • 00:31 SHALOM, HELLO AGAIN.
  • 00:33 WELL, WELCOME BACK TO OUR "VOICES FROM ISRAEL" SERIES.
  • 00:37 WE SHOW YOU QUITE A BIT OF THE HOLY LAND ON THESE PROGRAMS.
  • 00:40 WE ARE ALSO GOING TO TALK WITH JONI AND STUART,
  • 00:44 WHO YOU WILL PROBABLY RECOGNIZE BEING ON OUR PROGRAMS BEFORE, SO-CALLED WEST BANK SETTLERS.
  • 00:50 THAT'S WHAT THE WORLD CALLS THEM.
  • 00:52 THEY WOULDN'T CALL THEMSELVES THAT EXACTLY AND YOU'LL SEE WHY I SAY THAT.
  • 00:57 WE SHOW A LITTLE OF OUR TOURS ON THESE PROGRAMS.
  • 01:00 WHERE ARE WE GOING TO GO TODAY, TONY?
  • 01:02 WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A WHIRLWIND TOUR
  • 01:04 OF THE NORTHERN PART OF GALILEE,
  • 01:06 GO TO A LITTLE PLACE CALLED SAFED
  • 01:08 OR AS THE HEBREWS WOULD PRONOUNCE IT TSFAT
  • 01:10 AND THEN BANIAS, WHICH IN THE NEW TESTAMENT IS KNOWN AS,
  • 01:13 AS YOU KNOW, CAESAREA PHILIPPI AND THEN QASRIN,
  • 01:17 WHICH IS KIND OF A POPULAR TOURIST SPOT THAT WE'LL STOP AT.
  • 01:21 TONY'S OUR TOUR MANAGER AND LEADER, SO YOU'LL SEE HIM ALONG THE WAY.
  • 01:26 WELL, LET'S GO NOW TO LOCATION IN THE HOLY LAND.
  • 01:29 AS THE BUS DEPARTS HOTEL NOF GINOSAR FOR OUR DAY OF TOURING THE GALILEE,
  • 01:34 WE SAY GOOD BYE TO THE CAMELS ON THE KIBBUTZ AND START OUR TRIP WITH A SONG.
  • 01:39 ♪ ♪
  • 01:50 WE HEAD NORTH FROM TIBERIAS ALONG THE WESTERN EDGE OF THE SEA OF GALILEE
  • 01:54 TO OUR FIRST STOP AT SAFED, OR AS IN HEBREW, TSFAT.
  • 01:59 TODAY THIS IS A POPULAR TOURIST DESTINATION BECAUSE OF THE ARTIST COLONY.
  • 02:04 THIS PICTURESQUE TOWN NESTLED AMONGST THE GALILEAN HILLS
  • 02:08 MAINTAINED A THRIVING JEWISH COMMUNITY THROUGH THE YEARS OF MAMALUKE AND OTTOMAN RULE
  • 02:13 AND IS THE HOME OF MUCH OF JEWISH MYSTICISM.
  • 02:16 DURING THE 16TH CENTURY, MANY FAMOUS RABBIS LIKE JOSEPH CARO LIVED AND WERE BURIED HERE.
  • 02:23 JOSEPH CARO WROTE "THE PREPARED TABLE",
  • 02:26 WHICH IN 1565 WAS A CODE OF ALL JEWISH RELIGIOUS PRECEPTS.
  • 02:31 THIS WRITING BECAME A BASIC GUIDE FOR JUDAISM
  • 02:34 AND ADVANCED THE CULTURAL COHESION OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE AS A NATION.
  • 02:38 WHILE WE WERE HERE, WE GOT A CHANCE TO SEE THE 16TH CENTURY TORAH SCROLL,
  • 02:43 THE FIRST 5 BOOKS OF THE BIBLE, WHICH HAVE BEEN METICULOUSLY RECORDED FOR POSTERITY.
  • 02:50 IT'S FUN TO GO WITH A CHRISTIAN GROUP LIKE THIS BECAUSE THE BRING THE BIBLE INTO IT
  • 02:54 AND THEY PICK THE SCRIPTURES FOR THE SETTING AND IT REALLY COMES ALIVE BECAUSE YOU'RE THERE.
  • 02:59 LEAVING TSFAT, WE GO NORTH AND THEN EAST ABOVE THE SEA OF GALILEE TO BANIAS,
  • 03:06 KNOWN IN THE BIBLE AS CAESAREA PHILIPPI.
  • 03:10 IT WAS HERE THAT JESUS TAUGHT HIS DISCIPLE, "UPON THIS ROCK, I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH."
  • 03:16 HERE ZOLA OPENS THE SCRIPTURES TO US.
  • 03:18 WE'RE IN A VERY UNUSUAL LOCATION IN ISRAEL
  • 03:22 HERE IN THE GOLAN HEIGHTS NEAR THE VILLAGE OF KIRYAT SHMONA IS CAESAREA PHILIPPI.
  • 03:28 IT'S MENTIONED IN THE SCRIPTURES, OF COURSE.
  • 03:31 IT'S HIGH UP ABOVE GALILEE NEAR THE LEBANESE BORDER
  • 03:37 AND THE WATER COMES DOWN HERE FROM MT. HERMON AND THE SNOW MELTS AND GOES INTO POOLS HERE
  • 03:46 AND EVENTUALLY FORMS THE NORTH JORDAN RIVER AND THAT IN TURN
  • 03:50 FLOWS INTO THE NORTH SIDE OF THE SEA OF GALILEE
  • 03:54 AND THAT FRESH WATER, FULL OF FISH, FORMS THAT LAKE.
  • 03:58 THEN THE JORDAN, BY THE WAY, CONTINUES ON DOWN SOUTH
  • 04:01 GATHERING THE PARTICLES OF EARTH AND REACHES THE DEAD SEA
  • 04:06 AND THERE IT IS SO SALTY THERE ARE NO FISH AND SO ON.
  • 04:10 IT DESCRIBES OUR LORD BECAUSE HE BEGINS COMING DOWN FROM HEAVEN LIKE THE SNOW ON MT. HERMON,
  • 04:17 THEN INTO THE SEA OF GALILEE, FRESH LIVING WATER.
  • 04:20 THAT'S WHERE HIS MINISTRY WAS AT CAPERNAUM ON THE SEASHORE OF THE SEA OF GALILEE
  • 04:25 AND THE IT FLOWED DOWN, HIS CAREER IN THE EARTH, GATHERING UP THE PARTICLES,
  • 04:30 THE SALT OF THE EARTH, US, AND THE WATER BECOMES HEAVY WITH THE SALT OF THE EARTH
  • 04:36 AND AS IT GETS DOWN TO THE DEAD SEA, IT IS SO SALTY THAT EVERYTHING DIES AND OF COURSE,
  • 04:42 CHRIST DIED, BUT THE WATER DOES NOT STAY THERE IN THE DEAD SEA.
  • 04:46 IT EVAPORATES AND GOES BACK TO HEAVEN AS CHRIST ASCENDED TO HIS FATHER
  • 04:51 AND THEN THE PREVAILING WINDS DRIVE IT UP NORTH AGAIN,
  • 04:55 AND IT FALLS BACK DOWN ON MT. HERMON AS SNOW AND IT GOES AROUND AGAIN.
  • 04:59 THIS WATER HAS BEEN IN THIS LAND-LOCKED CYCLE
  • 05:02 SINCE THE GOSPEL TIMES AND SINCE THE BEGINNING, I SUPPOSE.
  • 05:07 IT'S VERY SYMBOLIC OF THE MINISTRY OF OUR LORD.
  • 05:12 WE HEAR BUSES COMING AND GOING, TOURISTS COMING AND GOING TO THIS PLACE.
  • 05:15 PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD COME HERE AND THEY ALWAYS DID.
  • 05:19 THIS WAS A PLACE WHERE GREEK AND ROMAN GODS WERE COMMEMORATED.
  • 05:23 ALL THESE COLUMNS, THESE PILLARS AND SO ON ARE RUINS FROM TEMPLES THAT WERE HERE.
  • 05:28 UP IN THE ROCK BEHIND ME, YOU CAN SEE ARCHES AND NICHES,
  • 05:32 PLACES WHERE STATUES OF GODS WERE.
  • 05:35 PAN, THE GREEK GOD, WHO WAS HALF AN ANIMAL AND HALF A MAN
  • 05:41 THAT SCARED WOMEN AND CAUSED THEM TO PANIC
  • 05:44 AND THE WORD THE WORD "PANIC" IS OUT OF THAT GREEK PAN.
  • 05:47 HE IS COMMEMORATED HERE IN MANY TEMPLES AND NICHES AND SO FORTH.
  • 05:55 JESUS CAME HERE.
  • 05:59 IT SAYS IN MATTHEW 16:13
  • 06:10 HIS MINISTRY HAD BEEN GOING ON FOR AWHILE.
  • 06:12 HE'D SHOWN MANY SIGNS AND WONDERS AND SO HE WAS ASKING IF IT HAD AN EFFECT AND THEY SAID
  • 06:37 THIS IS KNOWN AS PETER'S CONFESSION, A FAMOUS PASSAGE IN SEVERAL GOSPELS.
  • 07:03 IT'S A VERY INTERESTING PASSAGE BECAUSE IT'S WELL KNOWN THE GREEK TERM FOR PETER, CEPHUS
  • 07:10 IS LITTLE ROCK OR I SHOULD SAY, PETROS IS A ROCK AND HE IS MAKING A PLAY ON WORDS.
  • 07:18 YOU ARE A ROCK AND UPON THIS ROCK I'LL BUILD MY CHURCH.
  • 07:21 IT'S NOT THAT HE'S SAYING YOU'LL BE THE FIRST POPE OR ANYTHING OF THAT SORT,
  • 07:25 HE DID NOT BUILD HIS CHURCH ON PETER AND IN 1 PETER 2, THAT'S MADE CLEAR.
  • 07:30 CHRIST IS THE ROCK ON WHICH THE CHURCH IS BUILT,
  • 07:34 THE CORNERSTONE OF THE BUILDING WHOM THE BUILDERS REJECTED.
  • 07:37 BUT, HE MAKES THIS PLAY ON PETER'S WORDS AND I WONDER IF THERE'S NOT A SECOND PLAY HERE
  • 07:43 BECAUSE IN THE ROCK BEHIND ME, AND LOOK AT THIS ROCK, THIS MOUNTAIN HERE,
  • 07:49 THIS FACE, IN THE MIDST OF MOSTLY PLAINS,
  • 07:52 I MEAN THERE ARE HILLS IN THIS GOLAN, BUT IT'S UNUSUAL TO FIND A ROCK LIKE THIS
  • 07:57 AND THESE NICHES CARVED WITH THE ROMAN AND GREEK GODS IN THEIR PLACES WHEN JESUS WAS HERE,
  • 08:04 WAS HE MAYBE NOT IMPLYING "ON THIS ROCK, ON THESE GREEK AND ROMAN PAGAN GODS,
  • 08:09 I'LL BUILD MY CHURCH" AND IN THE END, HE REALLY DID START OUT HIS CHURCH,
  • 08:15 OF COURSE IN ISRAEL, BUT THEN IN GREECE AND THEN IN ROME, THE HOME OF THESE VERY GODS.
  • 08:21 AND AFTER THE LORD'S DIFFERENT PLAYS ON WORDS HERE, HE GOES ON THIS WAY.
  • 08:38 PETER USED THOSE KEYS.
  • 08:40 THEY ARE THE KEYS AS THE SCOFEILD BIBLE POINTS OUT,
  • 08:49 PETER USED THE KEYS TO OPEN CHRISTIAN PROFESSION TO THE JEWS
  • 08:54 AND THROUGHOUT HIS MINISTRY HE WAS CALLED THE GREAT APOSTLE AND TO THE GENTILES AT CAESAREA.
  • 09:04 HE PREACHED THE SERMON AT PENTECOST
  • 09:06 WHERE ALL JEWISH PEOPLE LISTENED AND 3000 WERE SAVED
  • 09:09 AND HE WAS PRESENT A FEW DAYS LATER AT ACTS 4
  • 09:13 WHEN 5000 MORE WERE SAVED
  • 09:15 AND THEN IN CORNELIUS' HOUSE, THE FIRST GENTILES WERE SAVED.
  • 09:19 SO, PETER USED THOSE KEYS.
  • 09:21 NOW, THE TEACHING GOES ON FOR A WHILE
  • 09:25 THEN THE DISCIPLES SEE THE TRANSFIGURATION, AN AMAZING SIGHT.
  • 09:29 THE NEXT CHAPTER, 17 BEGINS
  • 09:51 PETER WANTED TO BUILD THREE TABERNACLES AT THAT POINT FOR THESE PERSONALITIES.
  • 09:55 WHAT A SIGHT THIS WAS.
  • 09:57 IT IS USUALLY TAUGHT THAT THIS IS A GLIMPSE OF THE KINGDOM AND I LIKE THE TEACHING.
  • 10:02 THE BIBLE HERE SAYS THE TRANSFIGURATION SCENE, THIS IS SCOFIELD NOTED,
  • 10:17 BECAUSE HE GLOWS WHITE AS IN THE KINGDOM.
  • 10:27 AND THEN ELIJAH, OF COURSE, WHO WAS TRANSLATED LIKE THE CHURCH,
  • 10:30 DIRECTLY INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.
  • 10:33 SO, THE TRANSFIGURATION THEY SAW WAS A GLIMPSE AHEAD OF THE KINGDOM TO COME.
  • 10:40 THIS TRANSFIGURATION ITSELF IS USUALLY SAID TO HAVE HAPPENED ON MT. TABOR
  • 10:45 AND THAT WAS THE CHOICE OF QUEEN HELENA.
  • 10:50 HER SON CONSTANTINE, WHO DELIGHTED IN GOING THROUGH THE HOLY LAND
  • 10:53 AND JUST ALMOST, WILLY-NILLY, PICKING OUT ALL THESE SIGHTS.
  • 10:56 I RATHER SUSPECT THAT MR. TABOR, WHICH IS A 1000 FT. HILL IN THE VALLEY OF ARMAGEDDON
  • 11:04 WAS NOT REALLY THE SITE BECAUSE THEY WERE ALREADY AT CAESAREA PHILIPPI,
  • 11:09 AND ALTHOUGH IT SAYS
  • 11:15 HE COULD HAVE, IN 6 DAYS GOTTEN DOWN TO MT. TABOR,
  • 11:18 BUT I RATHER THINK THEY WERE IN THESE PARTS
  • 11:20 AND HE TOOK THEM INSTEAD UP THE MOUNTAIN,
  • 11:22 PERHAPS AT MT. HERMON OR IN THOSE MOUNTAINS SURROUNDING THAT RIDGE,
  • 11:28 WHICH ARE INFINITELY HIGHER THAN TABOR
  • 11:30 AND WOULD PRESENT A MAGNIFICENT SCENE OF THE TRANSFIGURATION.
  • 11:35 SO, I FAVOR THE IDEA THAT THE TRANSFIGURATION WAS UP HERE IN THE GOLAN HEIGHTS,
  • 11:40 NORTH OF THE SEA OF GALILEE, RATHER THAN DOWN THERE IN THE VALLEY OF ARMAGEDDON.
  • 11:46 BUT, IN VIEW OF THEM TAKING THAT SITE,
  • 11:50 PEOPLE HAVE COME TO SAY IT ALMOST AS IF IT'S IN THE SCRIPTURE.
  • 11:53 IT DOES NOT SAY IN THE SCRIPTURE, WHICH MOUNTAIN THE TRANSFIGURATION OCCURRED.
  • 12:19 FOR A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE ON WHAT IS HAPPENING IN ISRAEL AND THE MIDDLE EAST,
  • 12:23 ASK FOR ZOLA'S FREE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER, THE LEVITT LETTER.
  • 12:31 ZOLA'S NEW KINGDOM CATALOG DESCRIBES HIS, BOOKS, TEACHING TAPES AND CORRESPONDENCE COURSE.
  • 12:38 FOR ZOLA'S FREE NEWSLETTER AND CATALOG
  • 12:49 WELL, WE HAD QUITE A DRIVING TOUR TODAY.
  • 12:51 THIS IS THE SEA OF GALILEE.
  • 12:53 ALL OF THIS IS THE GOLAN HEIGHTS.
  • 12:55 WE ARE STAYING HERE IN THE CITY OF TIBERIAS
  • 12:58 AND WE'RE UP HERE AT A KIBBUTZ CALLED NOF GINOSAR AND WE STARTED OUT EARLY THIS MORNING.
  • 13:03 WE DROVE NORTH ALONG THESE ROADS UP INTO ZEFAT, IN ENGLISH SAFED,
  • 13:10 AN ARTIST COLONY AND RELIGIOUS CITY.
  • 13:14 A CITY OF REAL IMPORTANCE IN IT'S TIME.
  • 13:16 THEN WE DROVE TO ROSH PINA AND UP THIS HIGHWAY INTO THE GOLAN HEIGHTS,
  • 13:23 WAY UP TO KIRYAT SHEMONAH, A VILLAGE VERY FAMOUS.
  • 13:27 IT'S SHELLED EVERY SO OFTEN FROM THE SYRIAN BORDER, RATHER THE LEBANESE BORDER.
  • 13:32 THIS SAYS LEBANON IN HEBREW AND WE WERE RIGHT HERE.
  • 13:37 THEN WE CONTINUED NORTH AND CROSSED TO DAN,
  • 13:43 WAY UP HERE WHERE THERE'S THE TEL DAN
  • 13:45 AT WHICH THE FAMOUS "HOUSE OF DAVID" STONE WAS FOUND IN AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG.
  • 13:51 WE VISITED THAT DIG.
  • 13:53 THEN WE WENT NEXT TO CAESAREA PHILIPPI
  • 13:56 WHERE THE LORD GAVE PETER THE KEYS TO THE KINGDOM.
  • 14:02 WE CONTINUED ON THEN THROUGH HIGH MOUNTAINS UP HERE AT THE NORTHERN GOLAN,
  • 14:08 DOWN THE ROAD ON THIS SIDE, CLOSE TO THE BORDER WITH SYRIA.
  • 14:13 WE EXAMINED ISRAELI BUNKERS VERY NEAR THE BORDER WITH SYRIA.
  • 14:18 THIS SAYS SYRIA
  • 14:20 THERE ARE BUNKERS HERE THAT WE WALKED INTO, DUGOUTS UNDERGROUND BARRACKS AND SO FORTH.
  • 14:28 ♪ ♪
  • 15:29 AND THEN WE CONTINUED DOWN A MAJOR ROAD, THROUGH THE HEIGHTS
  • 15:33 DOWN HERE TO THE LARGE CITY OF KATZRIN, THE LARGEST CITY IN THE GOLAN HEIGHTS.
  • 15:39 HERE WE ARE TAKING A SHORT BREAK AND THEN WE WILL CONTINUE ON A HIGHWAY
  • 15:44 DOWN TO THE NORTH END OF THE SEA OF GALILEE AND DOWN TO, WHAT'S CALLED,
  • 15:50 A PEACE VISTA HERE AT KFAR HARUV, WHERE WE CAN SEE ON THE EDGE OF THE HILL,
  • 15:55 ALL ACROSS HERE TO THE VALLEY OF ARMAGEDDON WITH MANY MOUNTAIN PEAKS OF BIBLICAL PLACES.
  • 16:02 THEN WE'LL TAKE THIS ROAD DOWN BY THE SOUTH OF THE SEA,
  • 16:05 VERY CLOSE TO THE BORDER WITH THE THIRD ARAB COUNTRY, JORDAN.
  • 16:10 THAT'S JORDAN, BUT WE'LL COME AROUND THIS WAY, NOT CROSSING THE BORDER,
  • 16:15 BUT GOING AROUND THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA OF GALILEE, SHA'AR HaGOLAN
  • 16:20 AND WE PASS THROUGH THIS AREA SOUTH BACK UP TO TIBERIAS.
  • 16:27 THIS IS THE PLACE WHERE THE JORDAN RIVER COMES OUT OF THE SEA OF GALILEE
  • 16:31 AND WHERE WE BAPTIZED OUR PEOPLE IN THE JORDAN.
  • 16:35 THEN CONTINUING BACK THROUGH TIBERIAS AND UP TO OUR KIBBUTZ AT NOF GINOSAR.
  • 16:41 A DAY OF A BIG CIRCULAR DRIVE, A LOT OF BIBLICAL SITES
  • 16:46 AND A LOT OF PEACE AND QUIET AS ALWAYS.
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  • 17:17 WELL, VERY GOOD, THANKS TONY. BEAUTIFUL GALILEE.
  • 17:21 NOW WE'LL GO TO THE WEST BANK.
  • 17:24 JONI AND STUART LIVE IN WHAT THE WORLD CALLS A SETTLEMENT.
  • 17:29 SETTLERS DON'T THINK OF THEMSELVES AS SETTLERS
  • 17:32 ANY MORE THAN AMERICAN INDIANS WHO ARE NATIVE HERE,
  • 17:34 WOULD THINK OF THEMSELVES AS SETTLERS OR OCCUPIERS IN THIS COUNTRY.
  • 17:38 IN ANY CASE, THEY LIVE OUT THERE AND THEY'VE MADE QUITE AN INTERESTING LIFE FOR THEMSELVES
  • 17:43 AND WE'RE GOING THERE NOW AND TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THEIR SETTLEMENT, ANATOT,
  • 17:48 WHICH OUR MINISTRY, BY THE WAY, ADOPTED.
  • 17:50 WE'VE PLANTED A LOT OF OLIVE TREES OUT THERE, BUILT SOME SECURITY EQUIPMENT AND SO ON.
  • 17:54 KIND OF A LITTLE TWIN CITY ARRANGEMENT WITH A SMALL PART OF THE HOLY LAND.
  • 18:00 NOW, TO ANATOT.
  • 18:02 THERE ARE A NUMBER OF REASONS WHY PEOPLE CHOOSE TO LIVE IN A SETTLEMENT.
  • 18:07 THERE IS THE IDEOLOGICAL REASON,
  • 18:09 FULFILLING THE PROPHECIES OF GOD TO SETTLE THE LAND.
  • 18:14 ANOTHER REASON MIGHT BE QUALITY OF LIFE,
  • 18:18 BEING ABLE TO GET A FREESTANDING HOUSE INSTEAD OF AN APARTMENT.
  • 18:23 ANOTHER REASON MIGHT BE BECAUSE OF PRICE.
  • 18:26 BECAUSE THERE IS A CERTAIN DANGER IN LIVING OUT HERE,
  • 18:29 THE PRICES ARE LOWER THAN THEY ARE IN THE CITY.
  • 18:32 WHAT BROUGHT ME HERE WAS MY ZIONISTIC BELIEF.
  • 18:36 THIS LAND IS BIBLICAL, JUDEA AND SAMARIA.
  • 18:41 WE'RE LIVING IN JUDEA.
  • 18:42 WE LIVE IN THE TRIBE OF BENJAMIN AND BECAUSE OF OUR ZIONISTIC FEELING
  • 18:49 THAT WE NEED TO SETTLE THE LAND, IT BROUGHT US HERE.
  • 18:52 A GREAT VIEW, A GREAT SKY, GREAT GROUND,
  • 18:58 ALSO LOVELY PEOPLE.
  • 19:03 I THINK IT'S THE BEST OF ISRAEL, THE BEST PEOPLE OF ISRAEL LIVING IN ANATOT.
  • 19:08 WE'RE LIKE ONE FAMILY.
  • 19:10 THE LITTLE OLIVE TREES THAT YOU SEE THESE CHILDREN WITH,
  • 19:14 WERE PROVIDED THROUGH ZOLA LEVITT MINISTRIES.
  • 19:16 THANKS TO THE GENEROUS GIFTS OF OUR VIEWING AUDIENCE,
  • 19:19 WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO GIVE ANATOT A FUTURE FOREST AND AS YOU IMAGINE,
  • 19:24 TREES ARE A TREASURE IN JUDEA AND SAMARIA.
  • 19:27 WHAT A WONDERFUL INVESTMENT IT'S BEEN,
  • 19:29 CHILDREN AND TREES GROWING UP TOGETHER IN THE PROMISED LAND.
  • 19:37 (SINGING IN HEBREW)
  • 20:03 WE ARE AT THE MAIN GATE OF THE SETTLEMENT.
  • 20:05 HERE IS A SIGN, I'M SURE YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT IT SAYS.
  • 20:07 HERE'S WHAT IT SAYS, THIS WORD UP HERE IS BENJAMIN.
  • 20:10 OUTSIDE THE CITIES OF ISRAEL, AND THE COUNTRY IS DIVIDED INTO REGIONAL COUNCILS.
  • 20:15 WE ARE IN THE BENJAMIN REGIONAL COUNCIL.
  • 20:18 IT SAYS BENJAMIN.
  • 20:20 HERE IT SAYS, COMMUNITY WITHOUT A STOP AND HERE IT SHOWS OUR HOMES AND OF COURSE,
  • 20:28 BEHIND US IS THE NEWEST DEVELOPMENT IN THE SETTLEMENT, STAGE 5.
  • 20:35 IN THE COURSE OF 20 YEARS, IT'S ONLY NATURAL THAT PEOPLE THAT HAD LITTLE BABIES,
  • 20:39 THE CHILDREN GROW UP, THEY GET MARRIED, AND THEY WANT HOMES.
  • 20:42 THESE HOMES ARE FOR THE CHILDREN OF RESIDENTS OF THE SETTLEMENT
  • 20:46 AND ALSO FOR NEW PEOPLE THAT MAY WANT TO COME HERE TO LIVE.
  • 20:49 NOW, IT IS OUTSIDE THE WALLS OF OUR, EXCUSE ME, OUTSIDE THE FENCE OF OUR SETTLEMENT,
  • 20:55 BUT THE FENCE WILL BE EXTENDED TO ENCOMPASS THIS ALSO AS A RESULT OF THE RECENT INTIFADA
  • 21:01 AND THE TERRIBLE THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED IN THE COUNTRY.
  • 21:04 ARAB WORKERS ARE NOT ALLOWED INSIDE THE SETTLEMENT.
  • 21:08 WE ARE PRESENTLY OUTSIDE THE FENCE OF THE SETTLEMENT
  • 21:11 AND THESE ARE ARAB WORKERS THAT ARE WORKING HERE.
  • 21:13 MANY BUILDERS THAT I KNOW HAVE SWITCHED TO ROMANIAN WORKERS OR THAI WORKERS OR OTHERS.
  • 21:20 MUCH OF THE BUILDING WORK IN ISRAEL HAS BEEN DONE BY ARABS.
  • 21:25 IN THE EARLY HISTORY OF THE STATE, IT WAS THE NEWCOMERS THAT DID ALL THE BUILDING,
  • 21:29 BUT, TODAY IT'S A LITTLE DIFFERENT.
  • 21:31 WHEN I BUILT MY HOUSE, I BUILT THE WINDOWS WITHOUT BARS ON THE WINDOWS.
  • 21:37 IT WAS A LOVELY VIEW TO SEE.
  • 21:39 SO, I HAVE TO MAKE BARS ON MY WINDOWS,
  • 21:42 BUT THAN ARABS CAME INTO THE HOUSE OF PEOPLE IN SOME SETTLEMENTS SO WE GET AFRAID.
  • 21:49 OUR MINISTRY HAS ALSO PROVIDED THE SECURITY SYSTEM FOR ANATOT,
  • 21:54 A SYSTEM THAT WE'VE TALKED ABOUT IN DETAIL ON A PAST PROGRAM.
  • 21:58 STUART TELLS US ABOUT A VERY UNIQUE SECURITY DEVICE, LOCATED AT THE ENTRANCE TO ANATOT.
  • 22:05 THIS THING TAKES A PICTURE AND IDENTIFIES EVERY CAR COMING INTO THE SETTLEMENT.
  • 22:09 IF IT IS A CAR BELONGING TO A MEMBER OF THE SETTLEMENT, IT CAN OPEN THE GATE AUTOMATICALLY.
  • 22:14 IF THAT LICENSE PLATE NUMBER IS NOT RECOGNIZED
  • 22:17 BY THE INFORMATION IN THIS COMPUTER HERE, THE GATE DOES NOT OPEN.
  • 22:21 IF IN THE EVENT THAT CAR IS A SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE,
  • 22:25 IF IT HAS BEEN STOLEN OR BEEN INVOLVED IN TERRORIST ACTS,
  • 22:28 A RED LIGHT IMMEDIATELY GOES ON, A PROCEDURE BEGINS TO SUMMON THE POLICE HERE BECAUSE OF THAT CAR.
  • 22:35 IN A NEGOTIATION, EACH SIDE DOES NOT GET EVERYTHING THAT THEY WANT
  • 22:42 EVEN IN THE VERY, VERY GENEROUS AND EXCESSIVE OFFER THAT EHUD BARAK OFFERED TO YASSER ARAFAT
  • 22:50 AT CAMP DAVID, ALL THE SETTLEMENTS WERE NOT TO GO. OK.
  • 22:54 AND THE BULK OF JEWISH SETTLEMENT IS CONCENTRATED IN CERTAIN AREAS.
  • 22:58 THE ARABS, THE SO CALLED PALESTINIANS ALREADY CONTROL 90% OF THEIR POPULATION OR MORE
  • 23:06 SO WHERE THE SETTLEMENTS ARE LOCATED, THEY ARE LOCATED NEXT TO,
  • 23:10 WHAT IS CONSIDERED THE GREEN LINE, WHAT IS CONSIDERED ISRAEL
  • 23:13 AND CAN EASILY BE ABSORBED INTO ISRAEL WITHOUT ASKING US TO LEAVE.
  • 23:17 DON'T FORGET THE JEWS WERE HERE MORE THAN 1000 YEARS BEFORE THE MUSLIM CONQUEST
  • 23:22 AND WHEN THE ARABS STARTED MOVING INTO THE VILLAGES
  • 23:24 AND TAKING OVER THE VILLAGES, ONE OF THE STRANGE THINGS IS,
  • 23:28 THEY KEPT THE NAMES THAT WERE IN EXISTENCE.
  • 23:31 THOSE NAMES WERE EITHER HEBREW NAMES OR MORE LIKELY ARAMAIC NAMES.
  • 23:36 AS AN EXAMPLE, THERE'S A VILLAGE DIRECTLY WEST OF US CALLED ANATA.
  • 23:42 NOW THAT WAS PROBABLY BECAUSE OF ANATOT.
  • 23:45 THERE'S A VILLAGE THAT'S SLIGHTLY NORTHWEST OF US CALLED HISMA,
  • 23:50 THAT'S IN THE BIBLE ALSO, THAT'S AZMOVIT.
  • 23:53 IF YOU CHECK THE NAMES OF ALL THE ARAB VILLAGES, THEY WERE ALL ONCE JEWISH VILLAGES.
  • 23:57 THE ONLY THING THAT THE ARABS BUILT HERE WAS AN ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER AT RAMALLAH
  • 24:03 AND THEY NEVER MADE JERUSALEM A CAPITOL.
  • 24:07 JERUSALEM WAS NEVER AN ARAB CAPITOL.
  • 24:11 THESE RAINBOWS WERE A SIGN TO ME PERSONALLY THAT GOD'S HAND IS ON THE JEWISH PEOPLE,
  • 24:16 THAT HIS PROMISES NEVER FAIL.
  • 24:20 A WORD FROM GOD IS A WORD FROM GOD.
  • 24:22 A PROMISE FROM GOD IS HIS PROMISE AND HE PROMISED US TO ALWAYS BE WITH US,
  • 24:28 NEVER TO LEAVE US, NEVER TO FORSAKE US AND HE WILL NOT.
  • 24:32 OUR PURPOSE AND OUR OBLIGATION AT THIS MOMENT IS TO BE FAITHFUL TO WHAT HE CALLS US TO DO,
  • 24:39 WHETHER IT'S BY PRAYING FOR ISRAEL, PRAYING FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE,
  • 24:44 PRAYING FOR PEACE IN THE WORLD AND HELPING THE SOLDIERS,
  • 24:49 UPLIFTING THEM, ENCOURAGING THEM.
  • 24:51 WHATEVER IT IS THAT GOD IS ASKING US TO DO TO BE FAITHFUL TO THAT
  • 24:57 AND TO GIVE HIM THE GLORY AND THE HONOR AND THE PRAISE.
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  • 25:44 WELL, YOU KNOW, WE LIVE IN AN AGE OF WORLD POLITICAL PRESSURE TO GET THE JEWS OUT OF,
  • 25:49 NOT JUST THE WHOLE SO CALLED WEST BANK, BUT OUT OF ISRAEL ENTIRELY
  • 25:53 AND YET IT'S CLEAR IN SCRIPTURE THAT THE LAND WAS GIVEN TO THEM.
  • 25:57 GENESIS 13:14 IS A GOOD ONE.
  • 26:17 I OFTEN STRESS, FOREVER AN EVERLASTING COVENANT, GOD SAID.
  • 26:22 SO, IT DOESN'T GO OUT OF DATE AND IT'S STILL IN FORCE
  • 26:26 AND IT DOESN'T MATTER IN EFFECT, WHAT THE WORLD SAYS.
  • 26:29 BUT, WHEN THEY SAY IT, WHEN THEY SAY THEJEWS HAVE TO LEAVE, ETC.
  • 26:33 YOU KNOW THAT IT'S AN END-TIMES EVENT.
  • 26:36 YOU KNOW THAT IS PROPHECY FULFILLED, THE THEME OF THE TRIBULATION,
  • 26:40 THE TIME OF JACOB'S TROUBLE.
  • 26:42 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALYIM, PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.

Episodes in this series

  1. Stand For Truth
  2. Israel and “Palestine” (Celebrating 75 Trips to the Holy Land)
  3. Roots Run Deep
  4. A Place in History
  5. On a Mission
  6. Raised to Walk
  7. On the Outside
  8. For the Future
  9. Top to Bottom
  10. The Last Words

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