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Series: “The Crusaders”
Coalition forces, including American soldiers, are commonly referred to as “Crusaders” in Iraq and Afghanistan. Zola Levitt Presents takes a revealing look at the real Crusaders of a thousand years ago, and shows that the present accusation is unfair.
Episode: “Our Man in Jerusalem”
With the Knesset in the back-ground, Zola talks about the New Covenant being dependent on Israel surviving as a nation. He then interviews the ministry’s military consultant, Will King, about the fence being built around the West Bank, an important defense against terrorism. Zola also interviews Jerusalem resident and atomic scientist Gerald Schroeder about the devastating power of nuclear weapons.

Caption transcript for The Crusaders: “Our Man in Jerusalem” (5/8)

  • 00:05 IN 1095 POPE URBAN II DECREED THAT THE CENTER OF THE KNOWN WORLD, JERUSALEM,
  • 00:12 SHOULD BE FREED FROM MUSLIM CONTROL.
  • 00:15 SPURRED BY RELIGIOUS FERVOR, >>WARRIORS MARCHED UNABATED ACROSS >>EUROPE TOWARDS THE HOLY LAND,
  • 00:21 LEAVING DEATH AND DEVASTATION IN THEIR WAKE.
  • 00:23 IN THE END, UPWARDS OF 30,000 >>MUSLIMS AND JEWS WERE MASSACRED >>IN JERUSALEM, ALONE.
  • 00:30 THIS WAS CALLED "A HOLY WAR". >>THESE WERE THE CRUSADERS.
  • 00:41 SHALOM, HELLO AGAIN.
  • 00:42 WELCOME BACK TO OUR SERIES ON THE CRUSADERS.
  • 00:44 OBVIOUSLY, WE DO THIS BECAUSE >>OUR ARMIES ARE BEING CALLED THE >>NEW CRUSADERS AND SO ON.
  • 00:49 WE'RE NOT REALLY CRUSADING ABOUT, CERTAINLY NOT ABOUT THE SAME THING,
  • 00:53 BUT AS WE FOLLOW THE BATTLE IN ISRAEL, WE ARE GOING TO TALK TO >>SOME INTERESTING CHARACTERS.
  • 01:01 WILL KING, A RETIRED U.S. ARMY >>CAPTAIN, WHO IS NOW CALLED "OUR MAN IN JERUSALEM".
  • 01:07 HE WORKS WITH OUR MINISTRY AND >>COVERS EYE WITNESS FOR US
  • 01:09 SO WE DON'T HAVE TO USE THE AMERICAN MEDIA TO LEARN ABOUT ISRAEL WHICH THEY CAN'T DO.
  • 01:15 AND GERALD SCHROEDER HAS BEEN ON OUR PROGRAM BEFORE,
  • 01:17 LIVES IN JERUSALEM EVERY DAY AND HAS QUITE A CLEAR VIEW OF THINGS >>GOING ON OVER THERE.
  • 01:22 FIRST OF ALL, WE WENT RIGHT TO >>THE KNESSET TO DISCUSS THE SITUATION,
  • 01:26 THAT IS ISRAEL'S PARLIAMENT WITH SOME INTERESTING OBSERVATIONS.
  • 01:31 HERE TO LOCATION IN JERUSALEM.
  • 01:33 WE ARE HERE BY THE ISRAELI KNESSET TO ESTABLISH THAT THIS GOVERNMENT,
  • 01:41 THIS NATION IS HERE NOW AND HAS BEEN AND WILL BE IN THE FUTURE
  • 01:46 BECAUSE THE NEW COVENANT DEPENDS >>ON ISRAEL BEING A NATION.
  • 01:51 JEREMIAH'S ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE >>NEW COVENANT,
  • 01:54 THE PROPHECY OF AN AGE WHERE GOD >>WILL FORGIVE THEIR INIQUITY
  • 01:57 AND REMEMBER THEIR SIN NO MORE, >>IS A VERY IMPORTANT PASSAGE.
  • 02:00 IT'S IN JEREMIAH 31:31, >>OF COURSE, IT'S WHERE THE LORD >>MAKES A NEW COVENANT
  • 02:18 IT'S NOT LIKE THE LAW AND HE ENDS UP SAYING
  • 02:28 THAT IS OF COURSE TO BE FULLY >>REALIZED IN THE KINGDOM TO COME >>AND THEN HE SAYS.
  • 02:47 THAT IS THE FAITH OF THE BELIEVERS IN A NUTSHELL.
  • 02:50 GOD FORGIVES INIQUITIES AND REMEMBERS OUR SIN NO MORE
  • 02:55 BECAUSE MESSIAH DIED TO PAY FOR THOSE SINS.
  • 02:58 BUT, THE NEXT PART OF THE PASSAGE, WHICH IS NOT AS MUCH EMPHASIZED,
  • 03:03 ESTABLISHES IT AS A REAL CONTRACT.
  • 03:06 THERE'S A SIGNATURE AND A DATE AND SOME COMMENTARY BY GOD HERE.
  • 03:25 WELL THAT'S THE SIGNATURE.
  • 03:26 THIS IS SIGNED BY THE ONE WHO CAUSES THE WAVES TO ROAR
  • 03:30 AND THE SUN AND THE MOON TO FOLLOW IN THEIR PATHS.
  • 03:34 HERE'S THE DATE,
  • 03:45 HE SAYS, IN THE DAY THAT THIS COVENANT IS CANCELED,
  • 03:48 THEN THIS NATION IS THROUGH, THAT KNESSET IS GONE, >>THE PARLIAMENT IS THROWN DOWN,
  • 03:53 THERE WILL BE NO MORE ISRAEL, BUT THEN HE COMMENTS ON THE SECURITY OF ISRAEL.
  • 04:12 HE SAYS IN THE TIME WHEN YOU CAN >>TELL ME HOW I LAID THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE EARTH,
  • 04:19 THEN IN THAT TIME WOULD I CAST OFF ISRAEL.
  • 04:22 SO ISRAEL IS, OF COURSE, EXTREMELY SECURE.
  • 04:26 THIS CONTRACT IS SIGNED, DATED
  • 04:28 AND THE SURETY OF ISRAEL AS A NATION FOREVER IS GIVEN.
  • 04:33 HAVING SAID THAT, THERE ARE THOSE IN THIS WORLD
  • 04:36 THAT WOULD LIKE TO CAUSE ISRAEL >>FROM BEING A NATION,
  • 04:39 TO CEASE FROM BEING A NATION FOREVER
  • 04:42 AND PSALM 83 COVERS THEIR MACHINATIONS VERY THOROUGHLY.
  • 04:47 THIS HAS A LONG TIME PROJECT BY >>THE UNBELIEVER.
  • 05:18 THE PEOPLE WHO ARE ANTI-ISRAEL, >>THE ANTI-SEMITES,
  • 05:24 HOWEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT, ARE PEOPLE WHO HATE GOD.
  • 05:27 WE'VE SAID MANY TIMES, IT'S NOT SO MUCH THAT THEY HATE THE JEWS,
  • 05:30 THEY USUALLY DON'T EVEN KNOW ANY >>JEWS, BUT THEY ARE IN A WRONG RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
  • 05:35 THEY'RE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HIM.
  • 05:36 THEY CAN'T SAY THAT OUTLOUD, >>SO THEY HATE THE ONES HE LOVES >>AND THE THINGS HE'S MADE,
  • 05:40 THE PEOPLE HE CHOSE AND THIS LAND THAT HE HAS ESTABLISHED.
  • 05:44 THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE HAVE ACTUALLY MADE MAPS THAT SHOW ISRAEL GONE,
  • 05:49 THAT IS THE WHOLE MAP IS IN ARABIC TERMS, ALL THE CITIES HAVE THEIR ARABIC NAMES.
  • 05:54 ONE MAP THAT WE FOUND HERE HAS >>THE CITY OF TEL AVIV, NEARLY 1 MILLION PEOPLE
  • 06:00 AND THE SUBURB OF JAFFA, A COUPLE THOUSAND,
  • 06:03 A FEW BLOCKS OF ARAB PEOPLE AND ON THE MAP, JAFFA IS FEATURED AS >>THE CITY WITH THE CIRCLE
  • 06:10 AND THE NAME TEL AVIV IS JUST WRITTEN OUT IN THE SEA
  • 06:13 WITH NO REFERENCE TO ANYWHERE ON THE COAST.
  • 06:15 THIS GOES ON AND A KIND OF "ALICE IN WONDERLAND" PRESENTATION OF PALESTINE,
  • 06:21 A COUNTRY THAT'S NOT EVEN HERE. >>IT'S NEVER BEEN ESTABLISHED.
  • 06:25 THE ROADMAP ENVISIONED A PALESTINIAN STATE IN THE YEAR 2005.
  • 06:30 IT'S UNCLEAR IF THEY ARE GOING >>TO TRY TO ESTABLISH ONE, >>BUT IT IS NOT ESTABLISHED NOW.
  • 06:35 THERE IS NO SUCH COUNTRY NOW AND YET THEY GO ON AS IF IT'S HERE.
  • 06:40 THEY HAVE PRINTED A BOOKLET, "THIS WEEK IN PALESTINE".
  • 06:44 THIS IS A BOOKLET ABOUT GOINGS-ON IN A COUNTRY THAT DOESN'T EXIST.
  • 06:50 IT'S KIND OF A FABLE.
  • 06:52 ON THE BACK COVER IS A COMMENTARY ON THE FENCE THAT ISRAEL IS BUILDING
  • 06:57 TO TRY TO KEEP THE HOMICIDE BOMBERS OUT AND IT JUST SAYS, "NO, TO THE WALL".
  • 07:03 IT SAYS IT IN ENGLISH, HEBREW AND ARABIC AND SHOWS A DOVE, THE PEACE DOVE, PRESUMABLY
  • 07:10 INSIDE A BARBED WIRE AS IF THIS >>FENCE IS GOING TO STOP PEACE INSTEAD OF THE OPPOSITE.
  • 07:18 THE BOOK IS FULL OF CREDIBLE LOOKING ADVERTISEMENTS AND SO ON.
  • 07:24 HERE'S A HAMBURGER PLACE SORT OF >>STYLED LIKE MCDONALDS,
  • 07:28 IT SAYS SKIPPY'S BURGERS AND IT'S FRIENDLY SERVICE, 100% PALESTINIAN VENTURE.
  • 07:36 SO YOU GET A HAMBURGER HERE AND IT'S IN RAMALLAH AND YOU'LL EAT, >>PRESUMABLY, PALESTINIAN FOOD.
  • 07:44 WE ARE IN A BUSY PLACE OUTSIDE >>THE ISRAEL MUSEUM,
  • 07:47 OBVIOUSLY, AT A PLACE LIKE CAPITAL HILL IN WASHINGTON WHERE THE SMITHSONIAN,
  • 07:52 LIKE THE MUSEUM IN FRONT OF US >>AND THE CAPITAL HILL,
  • 07:56 THE KNESSET BEHIND US ARE ON THE SAME PROPERTY.
  • 07:59 THE HIT OF THE WHOLE BOOK FOR THOSE THAT BELIEVE THE PALESTINIANS ARE OPPRESSED
  • 08:05 FOR THE PROTESTANT AND CATHOLIC >>CHURCHES WHICH HELP THEM IN THEIR OPPRESSION
  • 08:10 BECAUSE THEY ARE SO POOR AND EVERYTHING,
  • 08:11 I WOULD LIKE TO SHOW THE MIDDLE PAGE OF "THIS WEEK IN PALESTINE",
  • 08:15 THE MOST EXPENSIVE AD IN THE BOOK WHERE THE STAPLES ARE, IT ADVERTISES FOR THEIR USE,
  • 08:23 A $50,000 BMW AUTOMOBILE FROM A >>DEALER IN RAMALLAH,
  • 08:29 THE SO-CALLED CAPITAL OF THE SO-CALLED PALESTINE.
  • 08:41 ASK FOR OUR FREE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER,
  • 08:44 THE LEVITT LETTER AND OUR CATALOG WITH VIDEOS, BOOKS AND MUSIC.
  • 08:49 OUR CORRESPONDENCE COURSE, THE INSTITUTE OF JEWISH-CHRISTIAN STUDIES
  • 08:53 INCLUDES READING PACKETS, TEACHING CASSETTES AND MAIL IN TESTS.
  • 08:58 DID YOU KNOW THAT ZOLA TAKES TOURS TO ISRAEL,
  • 09:01 GREECE AND THE HOLY LAND EXPERIENCE THEME PARK IN ORLANDO FL.
  • 09:05 PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.
  • 09:12 I HAVE ANOTHER ISSUE OF "THIS WEEK IN PALESTINE"
  • 09:15 WITH THE WOMEN IN NATIVE DRESS >>AND THE USUAL EXPRESSION OF SUFFERING
  • 09:20 AND ALSO THE USUAL ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE BMW IN THE CENTERFOLD AD.
  • 09:26 YOU MAY BE PAYING FOR THOSE CARS.
  • 09:29 IF YOU ARE A DENOMINATIONAL >>PROTESTANT CHURCH, CHECK WHETHER >>YOUR BISHOPS OR WHOEVER
  • 09:33 ARE NOT SENDING YOUR TITHE MONEY TO SUPPORT THIS NONEXISTENT COUNTRY.
  • 09:39 OUR MILITARY ADVISOR, WILL KING, >>IS ON THE JOB IN JERUSALEM WITH US
  • 09:45 AND WE CONSULTED THIS IDEA OF OUR TROOPS BEING CALLED THE NEW CRUSADERS.
  • 09:52 WE BEGAN OUR PREPARATIONS FOR THIS SERIES, REALLY, >>AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM IN LONDON.
  • 09:58 WE WENT THERE TO LOOK AT, PRINCIPALLY, CRUSADER THINGS.
  • 10:03 WE STARTED WITH THE ROSETTA STONE
  • 10:05 WHICH WAS A STONE FOUND IN EGYPT WITH THREE PARAGRAPHS ON IT IN >>DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
  • 10:11 AND IT WAS USED AS A KEY IN THE TRANSLATION OF ANCIENT LANGUAGES.
  • 10:15 IT LEAD TO THE, FINALLY, DOWN THE LINE TO TRANSLATIONS OF THE BIBLE AND SO ON,
  • 10:22 BUT IN ANY CASE, IT MADE SCRIPTURE AVAILABLE AT LEAST TO A PRIESTHOOD
  • 10:25 AND THIS WAS PART OF THE INSPIRATION OF THE CRUSADES TO COME DOWN HERE TO ISRAEL
  • 10:32 AND RECAPTURE THE HOLY LAND WHICH THE BIBLE ATTESTS IS ISRAEL
  • 10:35 FROM THE SO-CALLED INFIDELS, THE ARABS AND THE JEWS WHO LIVED HERE.
  • 10:40 WE WERE DISAPPOINTED IN A WAY, >>THE CRUSADES WERE SUPPRESSED IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM,
  • 10:48 ALTHOUGH IT'S 200 YEARS OF ENGLAND'S 1000 YEAR HISTORY,
  • 10:53 THE WORD WASN'T EVEN PRINTED AND WE LOOKED INSTEAD,
  • 10:56 AT CROSSES AND WEAPONS AND >>THINGS THAT THE CRUSADERS USED.
  • 11:01 THOSE CROSSES WERE SIGNIFICANT >>BECAUSE TODAY
  • 11:04 OUT OF HATRED OF THESE CRUSADERS >>WHO MURDERED AND PLUNDERED,
  • 11:09 THE JEWISH PEOPLE, NOR THE ARABS
  • 11:13 WILL USE A PLUS SIGN IN ARITHMETIC, TOO MUCH LIKE A CROSS.
  • 11:17 SO WE SAW THE EVIDENCES OF ALL >>THIS ON OUR WAY HERE.
  • 11:23 NOW, WHAT'S IT RELEVANT TO, WELL THE COALITION FORCES ARE >>REFERRED TO AS THE NEW CRUSADERS
  • 11:30 AND I DON'T KNOW IF THAT MANY PEOPLE UNDERSTAND WHAT THAT MEANS.
  • 11:34 THAT IS THE AMERICANS AND BRITISH NOW IN IRAQ,
  • 11:37 CONDUCTING THIS WAR ON TERRORISM >>ARE CALLED BY THE MUSLIMS, THE NEW CRUSADERS.
  • 11:43 THE OLD CRUSADERS WERE, OF COURSE,
  • 11:45 CHRISTIAN KNIGHTS WHO CAME DOWN FROM ENGLAND AND FRANCE AND GERMANY
  • 11:48 AND DID ALL THIS BLOODY WORK IN THE HOLY LAND
  • 11:52 SUPPOSEDLY RECAPTURING THE PLACE FOR CHRIST.
  • 11:57 YOU HEAR SOUNDS OF THE FENCE BUILDING
  • 11:59 BECAUSE WE ARE VERY CLOSE TO THE NEW FENCE BEING CONSTRUCTED IN ISRAEL
  • 12:05 AND WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT >>THAT WITH OUR MAN IN JERUSALEM, >>WILL KING,
  • 12:11 WHO USED TO BE CAPTAIN WILL KING
  • 12:13 AND WAS OUR MILITARY CONSULTANT >>IN THE LEVITT LETTER, OUR MINISTRY'S NEWSLETTER.
  • 12:18 HE HAS SINCE FULFILLED HIS MILITARY OBLIGATION
  • 12:21 AND CHOSEN TO COME OVER HERE TO ISRAEL TO LIVE.
  • 12:24 HE IS PRESENTLY STUDYING THE HEBREW LANGUAGE HERE
  • 12:26 AND HE KNOWS QUITE A FEW THINGS >>ABOUT MILITARY CAMPAIGNS
  • 12:30 PARTICULARLY WHAT WE'RE DOING THESE DAYS IN IRAQ.
  • 12:34 HE HAD ACTUALLY PREPARED TO GO THERE BEFORE HIS MILITARY STINT WAS UP.
  • 12:40 WILL, ARE WE LIKE THE CRUSADERS?
  • 12:43 IN MANY WAYS, THE ARAB PEOPLE THINK THAT WE ARE.
  • 12:46 I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO LOOK BACK AT SOME OF THE CHALLENGES >>THE CRUSADERS FACED
  • 12:52 AND SEE HOW THAT RELATES TO TODAY.
  • 12:53 FIRST OF ALL, THE CRUSADERS COMING EUROPE, ESPECIALLY FROM ENGLAND,
  • 12:56 HAD TO COME A LONG WAY AND BEING THAT THEY DIDN'T HAVE THE MODERN >>TECHNOLOGY WE HAVE TODAY,
  • 13:02 THE ONLY WAY THEY COULD COME WAS, REALLY, BY SHIP.
  • 13:03 SO, THE DISTANCES FOR SUPPLY LINES, FOR REINFORCEMENTS WAS VERY GREAT FOR THEM.
  • 13:09 TODAY, THE DISTANCE, WE TRAVEL >>HALFWAY AROUND THE WORLD FROM THE U.S TO GET OVER TO IRAQ,
  • 13:14 TO AFGHANISTAN, BUT, OF COURSE, WE HAVE MODERN TECHNOLOGIES TODAY.
  • 13:18 SOME OF THE LARGER ITEMS, THE TANKS AND SUCH, STILL HAVE TO COME BY SHIP,
  • 13:22 BUT WE CAN GET THE PERSONNEL THERE QUICKLY BY AIRPLANE.
  • 13:25 THE SECOND CHALLENGE THAT THE CRUSADERS FACED IN THEIR DAY
  • 13:29 WAS THE DISENFRANCHISING OF THE NATIVE PEOPLES.
  • 13:33 THEY CAME HERE AND WHEN THEY LANDED BY SHIPS,
  • 13:35 THEY SECURED THOSE PORT CITY >>THEY NEEDED TO MOVE THE SUPPLIES >>AND TROOPS INLAND
  • 13:41 AND THEN THEY STARTED INDISCRIMINATELY KILLING BOTH ARAB AND JEW.
  • 13:45 ONCE THEY GOT BOTH POPULATIONS >>AGAINST THEM, THEY REALLY DIDN'T STAND A CHANCE.
  • 13:49 FINALLY, THE THIRD THING I THINK >>THE CRUSADERS FACED, >>THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE TO THEM,
  • 13:55 WAS THEIR UNFAMILIARITY WITH THE LAND.
  • 13:57 THEY WERE MORE FAMILIAR WITH FIGHTING THESE GREAT PITCHED BATTLES,
  • 14:00 OPEN FIELDS OF EUROPE AND THEY >>COME HERE TO THE MIDDLE EAST, >>THEY'RE NOT USED TO THE DESERT,
  • 14:05 THE HILLS AND IT WAS REALLY A CHALLENGE TO THEM.
  • 14:08 I THINK TODAY IN IRAQ WE CER- >>TAINLY HAVE HAD SOME EXPERIENCE BEING WITH THE FIRST GULF WAR,
  • 14:14 NOW AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ AGAIN >>WITH FIGHTING IN THE DESERT.
  • 14:18 BUT, THEN AGAIN, YOU'RE NOT FACING A TYPICAL CONVENTIONAL FORCE.
  • 14:22 I THINK WE SAW THAT WHEN THE WAR >>KICKED OFF IN MARCH,
  • 14:24 WE ROLLED OVER THE IRAQI ARMY WITH REALLY NO PROBLEM
  • 14:27 AND SET MANY RECORDS FOR HOW FAR >>AND HOW FAST WE TRAVELED.
  • 14:31 NOW, WITH WHAT IS FACING ISRAEL >>IN IRAQ, WE ARE SEEING THESE 1 AND 2 TERRORISTS AMBUSHING,
  • 14:38 PLANTING BOMBS, ATTACKING AND >>ANY FORCE, CONVENTIONAL MILITARY >>FORCE AT ANY POINT IN HISTORY
  • 14:46 IS GOING TO HAVE PROBLEMS WITH 1 OR 2 INDIVIDUALS.
  • 14:49 I IMAGINE THE CRUSADERS HAD THIS.
  • 14:51 THEY PROBABLY WENT OUT OF THESE GRAND STONE CASTLES THEY BUILT,
  • 14:55 TAKE A SWIM IN THE MEDITERRANEAN >>OR THE SEA OF GALILEE
  • 14:58 AND WERE ACCOSTED WITH LOCAL PARTISANS AND GIVEN A LOT OF TROUBLE.
  • 15:04 SURE. ANY TIME THEY CAME OUT OF THEIR ELABORATE, GRAND CASTLES
  • 15:08 THAT THEY BUILT FOR THEMSELVES, >>THEY EXPOSED THEMSELVES.
  • 15:12 WHAT ABOUT THE ENDINGS?
  • 15:13 I MEAN, THE CRUSADERS REALLY CAME TO A BAD END.
  • 15:17 THEY REALLY WERE DEFEATED, >>THEY WERE ROUSTED AND CHASED OUT
  • 15:20 AND HERE WE ARE, THE NEW CRUSADERS,
  • 15:22 WHAT DO YOU SEE FOR AND ENDING ON THIS THING IN IRAQ, FOR EXAMPLE?
  • 15:26 WELL, PRESIDENT BUSH HAS SAID MANY TIMES, OUR DEEP COMMITMENT TO IRAQ,
  • 15:33 THE AMOUNT OF RESOURCES WITH THE 87 BILLION DOLLARS,
  • 15:36 JUST BEING APPROVED TO BE COMMITTED TOWARD THE RECONSTRUCTION OF IRAQ.
  • 15:42 SO, I THINK WE ARE GOING TO BE >>THERE FOR A LONG TIME.
  • 15:44 MANY OF THE FRENCH AND MANY OF THE OTHER COUNTRIES WANT TO PUSH >>A SPECIFIC TIME LINE
  • 15:49 ON WHEN WE HAVE TO GET OUT AND WHEN WE HAVE TO TRANSFER SOVEREIGNTY.
  • 15:52 THEY WANT TO GET FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END WITHOUT >>GOING THROUGH THE MIDDLE STEPS.
  • 15:58 WE NEED TO HAVE THE CONSTITUTION.
  • 16:00 WE NEED TO HAVE AN ELECTED GOVERNMENT.
  • 16:02 WE JUST CAN'T TURN IT OVER TO A BUNCH OF RABBLE-ROUSERS.
  • 16:06 AS AN ARMY COMMANDER, WHICH YOU WERE,
  • 16:08 IS IT THE SOLDIERS JOB TO CREATE A NEW SOCIETY?
  • 16:14 THIS IS ONE OF THE NERVOUS QUESTIONS.
  • 16:16 WE HAVE OUR YOUNG PEOPLE >>OVER THERE, THEY'RE INTELLIGENT,
  • 16:18 BUT WERE THEY TRAINED TO CREATE A POLITICAL SYSTEM AND GET IT GOING.
  • 16:23 CERTAINLY NOT.
  • 16:23 YOU HAVE TO REALIZE THAT THE MILITARY IS JUST THE FINAL EXTENSION OF POLITICS.
  • 16:27 YOU CERTAINLY HAVE DIPLOMACY, >>ECONOMICS AND THEN IF ALL ELSE >>FAILS, YOU USE MILITARY.
  • 16:32 SO, THE POLITICAL END IS THERE AND THAT'S SET BY THE PRESIDENT >>AND THE STATE DEPARTMENT.
  • 16:39 WE WANT TO DO X-Y-Z IN IRAQ.
  • 16:40 THE MILITARY , BEING THE POLITICAL EXTENSION,
  • 16:43 OR BEING AN EXTENSION OF THAT POLITICAL BODY
  • 16:47 IS THERE FOR AS LONG AS NECESSARY TO ACHIEVE THOSE POLITICAL AIMS.
  • 16:52 THAT TAKES ME TO THE SITUATION >>IN ISRAEL AND THIS FENCE.
  • 16:56 OBVIOUSLY, WE ARE SITTING IN FRONT OF A VERY DANGEROUS LOOKING FENCE.
  • 17:02 I WOULDN'T TRY TO CROSS THAT FOR ANYTHING AND THAT'S ONLY THE BEGINNING.
  • 17:06 I UNDERSTAND IT'S GOING TO BE MUCH MORE ELABORATE WHEN IT'S FINISHED.
  • 17:09 RIGHT, THIS IS JUST ONE PORTION >>OF THE JERUSALEM FENCE.
  • 17:12 EVENTUALLY THE JERUSALEM FENCE WILL ENCOMPASS ALL OF JERUSALEM
  • 17:15 AND MANY OF THE SMALLER >>SURROUNDING SETTLEMENTS AS WELL.
  • 17:17 THE MAIN SECURITY FENCE WILL, >>OF COURSE, RUN ALONG BOTH SIDES >>OF JUDEA AND SAMARIA
  • 17:22 AND THE FENCE IS VERY EXPENSIVE, >>ABOUT 1 MILLION DOLLARS PER,
  • 17:27 EXCUSE ME, 1 MILLION SHEKELS, >>I BELIEVE IT IS, PER KILOMETER.
  • 17:30 THAT'S ABOUT 200 THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR ALMOST, A LITTLE OVER HALF A MILE.
  • 17:36 RIGHT, IT IS.
  • 17:37 BUT, I THINK BESIDES THE ECONOMIC PART,
  • 17:39 THE GREATEST TRAGEDY OF THE >>FENCE IS, THAT AS WE LOOK OVER >>HERE TO BETHLEHEM,
  • 17:44 JEWS ARE FORCED, BECAUSE OF THE >>TERRORISM AGAINST THEM,
  • 17:47 TO FENCE OFF THE BIBLICAL HEARTLAND, BETHLEHEM, HEBRON, SHECHEM, JERICHO,
  • 17:53 ALL THESE PLACES MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE AND THE TRUE,
  • 17:56 LIKE I SAY, THE BIBLICAL HEARTLAND FORCED TO FENCE THEMSELVES OFF FROM IT.
  • 18:03 AS JOEL, CHAPTER 3 SAYS, THOSE >>WHO DIVIDE THE LAND WILL BE JUDGED
  • 18:08 AND I DON'T AGREE WITH THE DIVIDING OF THE LAND
  • 18:10 EITHER BY POLITICAL PIECE OF PAPER OR BY A FENCE,
  • 18:13 BUT SOMETIMES THE FENCE IS NECESSARY JUST BECAUSE OF THE SHEAR VOLUME AND FEROCITY
  • 18:20 OF THE TERRORISM THROWN AGAINST >>THESE INNOCENT PEOPLE.
  • 18:23 IT IS IRONIC, AS WE SIT HERE, WE CAN SEE THE SPIRES OF BETHLEHEM
  • 18:26 AND VERY CLOSE TO HERE, SOMEWHERE IN THESE FIELDS,
  • 18:29 JESUS CHRIST WAS BORN AS HIS MOTHER WAS ON THE WAY.
  • 18:33 WE ACTUALLY SEE THE ROAD THAT WOULD TAKE US INTO BETHLEHEM.
  • 18:37 IT MUST HAVE BEEN COVERED WITH PEOPLE
  • 18:39 AND THE RANCHERS OUT HERE PROBABLY TOLD HER
  • 18:41 THERE'S NO USE, THERE'S NO ROOM AT THE INN.
  • 18:43 AT A SCENE LIKE THIS, TO HAVE A FENCE EVEN >>HOLDING OFF PILGRIMS WHO COME.
  • 18:48 WE BRING GROUPS, THEY WANT TO SEE THIS, >>BUT THEY CAN'T CROSS THIS FENCE.
  • 18:53 RIGHT, IT IS A SHAME, BUT EVEN >>BEFORE THE FENCE,
  • 18:56 THOSE AREAS WERE CONCEDED A LONG TIME AGO IN '93 WITH THE OSLO ACCORDS
  • 19:01 AND THIS WHOLE IDEA OF LAND FOR PEACE AND FINALLY WE SEE LAND FOR PEACE DOESN'T WORK.
  • 19:08 HOPEFULLY THE FENCE WILL WORK.
  • 19:10 WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE END TO ALL THIS? WHERE IS IT GOING?
  • 19:14 FIRST OF ALL, I THINK OSLO WAS >>SUCH A TRAGIC MISTAKE
  • 19:18 IN THAT IT EMPOWERED AND LEGITIMIZED A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION, THE P.L.O.
  • 19:23 AS IF SUDDENLY WE SIGN THIS PIECE OF PAPER
  • 19:26 AND THEY WILL BECOME TRULY A PEACEFUL SEEKING PEOPLE.
  • 19:31 WE'VE SEEN IT, IT JUST HASN'T HAPPENED.
  • 19:33 BUT, I THINK FOR THE FUTURE, >>WE ARE GOING TO SEE A LOT MORE >>OF THESE PLANS COME UP,
  • 19:39 I MEAN, YOU SEE THE MITCHELL PLAN, THE TENET PLAN,
  • 19:41 THE LIST GOES ON AND FINALLY WE'RE JUST HAD THE GENEVA PLAN COME OUT.
  • 19:48 AGAIN, IT'S NO DIFFERENT.
  • 19:49 IT'S JUST, GIVE THEM EVERYTHING >>AND MAYBE THEY'LL LIKE US.
  • 19:53 THESE TYPES OF THINGS WON'T WORK.
  • 19:54 THE ONLY PLAN THAT'S GOING TO WORK IS THE PLAN THAT'S BEEN >>LAID OUT FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS,
  • 20:00 IT'S IN THE SCRIPTURES.
  • 20:01 OKAY, YOU MENTIONED THE BIBLICAL PLAN.
  • 20:02 YOU'RE A BIBLE READING GUY. WHERE'S THAT GOING, HOW SOON, WHERE ARE WE?
  • 20:07 HOW SOON, IT WASN'T YESTERDAY, >>IT COULD BE TODAY, COULD BE TOMORROW, WE DON'T KNOW.
  • 20:13 CERTAINLY WE FEEL AS IF WE'RE VERY CLOSE NOW,
  • 20:19 TO THE COMING OF THE LORD, >>EXACTLY
  • 20:21 THE TRIBULATION, TO ALL OF THE ENDING.
  • 20:22 EXACTLY, AND I THINK MANY >>SCHOLARS SAY THE SIGNS THAT WE >>HAVE SEEN, THE WARS IN IRAQ,
  • 20:28 THE JEWS RETURN TO THE LAND, THERE ARE MANY SIGNS
  • 20:31 THAT INDICATE THE FULFILLMENT OF >>SEVERAL PROPHECIES SO WE ARE VERY CLOSE I BELIEVE.
  • 20:38 WELL, CAPTAIN KING, I STILL CALL YOU CAPTAIN,
  • 20:41 BECAUSE YOUR MILITARY KNOWLEDGE >>IS SO VALUABLE TO US.
  • 20:44 THANKS FOR THE TESTIMONY, APPRECIATE IT.
  • 21:24 THE FENCE IS IN THE NEWS THESE >>DAYS AND WHY NOT?
  • 21:26 THE ARABS HAVE BEEN DIGGING TUNNELS FROM EGYPT UNDER THE GROUND TO BRING IN WEAPONS.
  • 21:31 LOOK, COME TO THE BOTTOM LINE.
  • 21:34 THE FENCE IS NOT ABOUT BOUNDARIES OR APARTHEID OR ANYTHING ELSE.
  • 21:38 IT'S 3 REASONS:
  • 21:38 KEEP OUT THE MURDERERS, KEEP OUT THE MURDERERS AND KEEP OUT THE MURDERERS.
  • 21:42 NO COUNTRY CAN LIVE WITH PEOPLE MURDERING INNOCENT CIVILIANS. >>IT'S JUST THAT SIMPLE.
  • 21:47 ISRAEL DOESN'T WANT TO BUILD A FENCE.
  • 21:48 IT'S ACROSS THEIR OWN LAND AND >>IT'S VERY EXPENSIVE, BUT THEY MUST KEEP OUT THE MURDERERS.
  • 21:53 MORE MURDERERS IN SAUDI ARABIA >>ARE TRYING TO GET NUKES RIGHT NOW FROM PAKISTAN
  • 21:59 IN ORDER TO KILL MORE INNOCENT >>CIVILIANS IN ISRAEL.
  • 22:02 DR. GERALD SCHROEDER, A GOOD FRIEND OF OURS IN JERUSALEM, >>HAS BEEN ON THE PROGRAM BEFORE
  • 22:07 IS A NUCLEAR PHYSICIST AND HE'S >>GOT A LOT TO SAY ABOUT THAT.
  • 22:10 WELL, GERALD, YOU'VE BEEN WITH US A NUMBER OF TIMES ON OUR PROGRAM.
  • 22:15 IT'S CAUSED US NO END OF TROUBLE WITH YOUR COSMOLOGICAL THEORIES >>AND WE GOT LOTS OF LETTERS,
  • 22:24 LOST VIEWERS, ACTUALLY GOT A >>WHOLE LOT OF LETTERS SAYING YOU MADE SOME PEOPLES LIVES EASIER
  • 22:32 BECAUSE THEY WERE HAVING A PROBLEM WITH THE SCIENTIST FINDING 15 BILLION YEARS
  • 22:39 OF EARTHLY HISTORY AND THEN READING THE SCRIPTURES AND FINDING 6 DAYS OF CREATION.
  • 22:44 YOU'RE THE ONE WHO SAID THEY ARE >>THE SAME PERIOD OF TIME.
  • 22:47 WELL, IT MADE MY LIFE EASIER, ALSO.
  • 22:49 YES, THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 22:50 THEY ARE THE SAME PERIOD OF TIME, DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU'RE STANDING.
  • 22:53 PERSPECTIVE OF TIME, >>ALBERT EINSTEIN TAUGHT THE WORLD THAT, THE PERSPECTIVE OF TIME.
  • 22:59 THE BIBLE USED TIME FROM THE BEGINNING LOOKING FORWARD, YOU SEE 6 DAYS.
  • 23:04 WE LOOK BACK IN HISTORY FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE, SEE 15 BILLION YEARS.
  • 23:08 THE DAYS REMAIN 24 HOURS, THEY'RE NOT AS IF THEY ARE 24 HOURS EACH,
  • 23:12 THEY ARE NOT STRETCHED OUT INTO ERAS, BUT THOSE 24 HOURS EXACTLY AS THE ANCIENT COMMENTARY SAID,
  • 23:17 THOSE 24 HOURS DAYS, THOSE 6-24 HOUR DAYS >>CONTAINED THE 15 BILLION YEARS.
  • 23:23 WHAT'S AMAZING IS ON OF THE PROGRAMS WE HAD,
  • 23:25 WE ACTUALLY DID THE CALCULATION >>BASED ON ANCIENT COMMENTARY
  • 23:28 WHICH COMES OUT TO BE THE 15 BILLION YEARS, IN 24 HOURS DAYS.
  • 23:32 6-24 HOUR DAYS.
  • 23:33 IT'S HARD TO GET IT TO FIT INTO >>HERE, BECAUSE TIME BEING CONSTANT, BUT THE REALITY IS,
  • 23:39 TIME VARIES FROM PERSPECTIVE TO PERSPECTIVE.
  • 23:41 THE NOISES WE HEAR ARE ROAD MACHINES, IRONICALLY BUILDING THE FENCE AROUND,
  • 23:48 WE ARE ON THE BORDER OF BETHLEHEM AND JERUSALEM
  • 23:50 AND BETHLEHEM HAS PROVED TO BE >>A SOURCE OF TERROR STRIKES AND SHOOTINGS
  • 23:56 SO THE FENCE IS GOING THROUGH >>HERE AS WE HAVE BEEN MAKING THE >>PROGRAMS
  • 24:00 HERE AT KIBBUTZ RAMAT RACHAEL, >>WE ARE HEARING THESE MACHINES SO IT'S IRONIC
  • 24:05 BECAUSE I GOT YOU HERE, NOT SO >>MUCH TO DISCUSS GENESIS WHERE PEOPLE, BY THE WAY,
  • 24:10 CAN GET THE BOOK, "GENESIS ONE", WHICH WE WROTE TOGETHER WHICH IS A DIGEST OF YOUR BRILLIANT IDEA.
  • 24:19 I THINK IT'S A BRILLIANT IDEA.
  • 24:21 THANKS.
  • 24:23 SOME OF MY PEOPLE, AS YOU KNOW, >>I'VE TOLD THEM TO EMAIL YOU
  • 24:26 WHEN THEY COME UP WITH THEIR QUESTIONS, BUT STILL,
  • 24:29 I BROUGHT YOU HERE BECAUSE YOU ARE A NUCLEAR PHYSICIST AND YOU >>UNDERSTAND NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS
  • 24:36 AND YOU HAVE WITNESSED NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS.
  • 24:38 IT WAS YOUR WORK. >>YOU WERE A PROFESSOR AT M.I.T.
  • 24:41 AND YOU WENT OUT AND YOU--- >>WELL, WHAT I WANTED TO ASK YOU >>ABOUT IS,
  • 24:46 NOW WE'RE HAVING A PROLIFERATION >>OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS EVEN IN MUSLIM NATIONS SUCH AS IRAN.
  • 24:54 AT THE MOMENT WE ARE DEBATING BACK AND FORTH
  • 24:57 ASKING AND NOT GETTING CLEAR ANSWERS TO THEIR NUCLEAR PROGRAM.
  • 25:01 PAKISTAN HAS NUCLEAR WEAPONS.
  • 25:04 ALREADY.
  • 25:04 THEY HAVE THEM AND NOW THEY'RE WANTING TO SELL THEM TO SAUDI ARABIA.
  • 25:10 THAT'S A NEW CARD IN THE DECK.
  • 25:11 THAT'S SOMETHING WE HADN'T FORESEEN, THIS TRANSFER OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS
  • 25:14 FROM ONE MUSLIM COUNTRY TO ANOTHER, A DEVASTATING CHANGE OF REALITY IF IT TAKES PLACE.
  • 25:23 WE CAN ONLY HOPE THAT AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE AND ISRAELI INTELLIGENCE
  • 25:26 WILL KNOW ON WHAT TRUCK OR WHAT BOAT OR HOWEVER IT'S COMING AND >>BE ABLE TO INTERCEPT IT.
  • 25:33 I CAN'T SEE ANOTHER WAY.
  • 25:34 THE WAY, ABOUT 2 YEARS AGO, WE INTERCEPTED THAT HUGE ARMS SHIPMENT.
  • 25:40 IT WAS JAMES BOND IN REALITY.
  • 25:42 OUR COMMANDOS ENTERED THAT BOAT >>IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.
  • 25:46 IF YOU READ THE STORIES,
  • 25:47 THEY WERE ALMOST VOMITING OVER THESE ATTACK RAFTS TO REACH-- IN THE OPEN SEAS.
  • 25:52 CAN YOU PULL THAT STUNT TWICE IN THE WORLD? IT'S NOT GUARANTEED.
  • 25:57 GOD FORBID THAT NUCLEAR WEAPONS >>ENTER THE MIDDLE EAST.
  • 25:59 IT'S GOING TO BE-- HAVING SEEN SIX DETONATED, I WOULD SAY,
  • 26:03 WORK FOR PEACE AND PRAY FOR >>PEACE BECAUSE THERE'S A LOT OF POWER IN A FEW GRAMS OF URANIUM.
  • 26:10 WELL, THE REST OF OUR INTERVIEW >>WITH DR. SCHROEDER WILL BE ON THE NEXT PROGRAM.
  • 26:15 OBVIOUSLY, THE STAKES RISE EXPONENTIALLY WHEN THE ARABS >>GET BIGGER AND BETTER WEAPONS.
  • 26:20 THEY'RE ATTACKING ISRAEL. THEY ARE, OF COURSE, ATTACKING US IF THEY CAN.
  • 26:24 THEY'RE ATTACKING ANYBODY, >>ANY CIVILIZED PERSON HAS TO DIE
  • 26:28 AND THEY WILL MURDER THEM IF THEY CAN.
  • 26:31 IT'S VERY NECESSARY FOR US TO UNDERSTAND
  • 26:34 THAT THERE WAS A MUSLIM TAKEOVER OF THE MIDDLE EAST SINCE THE 7TH >>CENTURY, 22 NATIONS FELL.
  • 26:42 ISRAEL IS NUMBER 23.
  • 26:43 WE'RE OBVIOUSLY NUMBER 24, UNLESS YOU COUNT THE NATIONS OF EUROPE
  • 26:47 WHICH FELL AWHILE BACK TO ISLAM >>AND WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING.
  • 26:52 WE SIMPLY HAVE TO OR ELSE CIVILIZATION AS WE KNOW IT, IS GONE.
  • 26:56 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALYIM, >>PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.

Episodes in this series

  1. The Invasion
  2. The Old New Land
  3. The Ambassador Speaks
  4. The Real War on Terrorism
  5. Our Man in Jerusalem
  6. A Clash of Civilizations
  7. The Humble Knight
  8. The Apple of His Eye
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