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Episode: “A Clash of Civilizations”
Zola presents an overview of the Temple Mount while standing by a new scale model of Israel. He then interviews Marty Cohen, a Messianic pastor in Israel, about the need for a security fence. Zola continues his talk with Gerald Schroeder about the growing threat of terrorism around the world.
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.

Caption transcript for The Crusaders: “A Clash of Civilizations” (6/8)

  • 00:08 IN 1095 POPE URBAN THE SECOND >>DECREED THAT THE CENTER OF THE >>KNOWN WORLD, JERUSALEM,
  • 00:15 SHOULD BE FREED FROM MUSLIM CONTROL.
  • 00:18 SPURRED BY RELIGIOUS FERVOR, >>WARRIORS MARCHED UNABATED ACROSS >>EUROPE TOWARDS THE HOLY LAND,
  • 00:24 LEAVING DEATH AND DEVASTATION IN THEIR WAKE.
  • 00:27 IN THE END, UPWARDS OF 30,000 MUSLIMS AND JEWS WERE MASSACRED IN JERUSALEM ALONE.
  • 00:34 THIS WAS CALLED "A HOLY WAR". >>THESE WERE THE CRUSADERS.
  • 00:46 SHALOM, HELLO AGAIN.
  • 00:46 WELCOME BACK TO OUR SERIES ON THE CRUSADERS.
  • 00:48 ON THIS PROGRAM WE'LL TALK WITH MARTY COHEN, A MESSIANIC PASTOR IN ISRAEL.
  • 00:53 PEOPLE ASK ABOUT THE ISRAELI BELIEVERS, WELL, HE'S GOT A CONGREGATION.
  • 00:59 HE'S ALSO A HISTORIAN.
  • 01:00 HE'S KNOWLEDGEABLE ON THE CRUSADERS
  • 01:04 AND THEN WE'LL TALK TO GERALD SCHROEDER WHO'S BEEN WITH US BEFORE, A SCIENTIST,
  • 01:08 BUT, HE'S NOT GOING TO TALK ON SCIENCE THIS TIME BUT ON POLITICS.
  • 01:13 HE'S PRETTY GOOD ON THAT, TOO.
  • 01:14 HE LIVES IN JERUSALEM EVERY DAY >>AND HAS FOR 30 YEARS OR SO.
  • 01:17 BUT, FIRST WE'LL GO TO A NEW SCALE MODEL OF THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM.
  • 01:22 I THINK YOU'LL LIKE THIS. NOW, TO LOCATION.
  • 01:25 THIS IS THE SOUTHEASTERN CORNER >>OF THE TEMPLE MOUNT.
  • 01:29 WE'RE GOING TO WALK AROUND THIS TEMPLE MOUNT IN THIS MODEL AND >>THIS IS AN IMPORTANT SPOT.
  • 01:34 IT'S ALMOST WHERE THE GOSPEL STARTS, THAT IS,
  • 01:36 THE DEVIL IS TEMPTING JESUS TO >>THROW HIMSELF OFF HERE.
  • 01:41 IT MUST BE 200 FEET ON DOWN TO >>STONE AND JESUS, OF COURSE,
  • 01:47 ANSWERS THE DEVIL AND BEHIND ME >>THE MOUNT OF OLIVES
  • 01:51 WHERE YOU CAN SEE THE CHURCH OF ALL NATIONS
  • 01:55 AND BESIDE IT ON THE OTHER SIDE >>WOULD BE THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE.
  • 01:58 YOU SEE PLENTY OF OLIVE TREES, >>A RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH IS >>HALF WAY UP THE MOUNT OF OLIVES,
  • 02:06 OF COURSE, A LOT OF OLIVE TREES.
  • 02:08 YOU HEAR A DONKEY BRAYING.
  • 02:09 THERE'S REAL SOUNDS OF JERUSALEM HERE.
  • 02:10 THE STEADY NOISE IN THE BACKGROUND IS THE PRAYER COMING FROM THE WESTERN WALL
  • 02:15 WE'RE GOING TO SEE AS WE GO AROUND.
  • 02:17 HERE WE HAVE THE AREA OF THE WALL WHICH, BY THE WAY,
  • 02:22 IS WHERE THE BULGE IS OCCURRING >>THESE DAYS
  • 02:24 AND THE AREA WHERE THE PALESTINIANS HAVE DUG UNDER THE PLATFORM ON THE TOP,
  • 02:30 SORT OF BEHIND THIS AREA TO PUT >>IN A NEW MOSQUE IN WHAT WAS SOLOMON'S STABLES,
  • 02:37 A LARGE HOLLOW AREA UNDER THE >>PLATFORM ON TOP AND, OF COURSE,
  • 02:41 APPARENTLY WEAKENED THE WALL AT THAT POINT AND THAT IS AN ISSUE THESE DAYS.
  • 02:47 WE HAVE VARIOUS ARCHES AND GATES >>AND WE'LL LOOK AT MORE
  • 02:50 AS WE GO ALONG THE SOUTHERN WALL >>OF THE TEMPLE.
  • 02:53 NOW, THE SOUTHERN WALL OF THE TEMPLE IS VERY AUTHENTIC.
  • 02:57 THIS STAIRCASE WHICH HAS BEEN SOMEWHAT RESTORED
  • 03:00 IS THE ONE USED BY THE POOR >>PEOPLE WHO CAME TO THE TEMPLE.
  • 03:04 JESUS AND HIS MEN WERE AMONG THOSE.
  • 03:06 THEY WENT UP THE STEPS, THE MIKVAHOTE,
  • 03:09 THERE ARE PLACES IN THE-- THERE WERE THEN
  • 03:11 OF RITUAL BATHS WHERE THEY COULD DIP THEMSELVES BEFORE GOING INTO WORSHIP
  • 03:17 SIMILAR TO A CHRISTIAN BAPTISM >>AND THEN THEY WOULD ENTER THE TEMPLE
  • 03:23 THROUGH GATES THAT WERE THEN IN THE WALL.
  • 03:25 THEY'RE NOT NOW AND THIS IS THE MODERN VERSION THAT WE HAVE PICTURED HERE.
  • 03:30 THE DIGS, THE ARCHEOLOGICAL DIGS >>BEHIND ME HERE,
  • 03:34 ARE HOUSES AND BUILDINGS FROM TIME OF THE KINGS.
  • 03:37 THEY SAY THE JAIL OF JEREMIAH WAS AMONG THESE BUILDINGS.
  • 03:43 THE ARCHEOLOGY IS QUITE EXTENSIVE.
  • 03:46 YOU CAN MAKE OUT THE HULDA GATES HERE,
  • 03:48 THREE GATES WHICH FIGURE INTO THE STORY IN ACTS 2 OF PENTECOST.
  • 03:54 I BELIEVE THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT >>CAME TO SOLOMON'S PORTICO,
  • 03:57 WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN INSIDE THIS WALL ALONG THE TOP,
  • 04:01 THAT'S WHERE PEOPLE MET WHEN THEY CAME TO THE TEMPLE.
  • 04:04 THE HOLY SPIRIT CAME ON THEM THERE.
  • 04:06 PETER SAID, REPENT AND BE BAPTIZED EVERYONE OF YOU FOR THE REMISSION OF SINS
  • 04:11 AND THEY CAME OUT OF THE HULDA GATES, BACK AROUND,
  • 04:17 UP THE STAIRS AGAIN, TAKING ANOTHER MIKVAH,
  • 04:19 BUT THIS TIME IT'S A BAPTISM FOR BELIEF IN THE MESSIAH AND REENTER THE TEMPLE.
  • 04:24 THEY WOULD BE SAFE ON THAT DAY OF PENTECOST BECAUSE THERE WERE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE,
  • 04:29 WORSHIPERS HERE AND ALTHOUGH THEY WERE SOUGHT AFTER, THEY WERE WANTED MEN,
  • 04:33 THEY COULD MELT INTO THE CROWD IN THAT MANNER AND SO COULD THE >>3000 WHO WERE BAPTIZED.
  • 04:38 NOW, WE'LL MOVE ALONG THE SOUTHERN WALL TO THE CORNER OF THE WESTERN WALL.
  • 04:43 NOW AS WE MOVE TO THE SOUTHWESTERN CORNER OF THE TEMPLE MOUNT,
  • 04:49 WE SEE A CLEAR VIEW OF THE AL AQSA MOSQUE, THIS LARGE MOSQUE.
  • 04:54 IT'S IN THE NEWS ALL THE TIME.
  • 04:55 IT IS THE MOSQUE WHERE ARIEL SHARON VISITED
  • 04:58 AND WAS REPUTEDLY THE START OF >>THE PRESENT INTIFADA,
  • 05:02 ALTHOUGH THAT'S NOT SAID MUCH ANYMORE.
  • 05:04 IT'S A PLACE OF ARAB WORSHIP EVERY FRIDAY MORNING, THEIR SERVICES
  • 05:08 AND SOMETIMES SOME ACTION AND >>PROBLEMS AFTER THOSE SERVICES.
  • 05:12 AS WE MOVE DOWN THE WALL, WE SEE ARCHEOLOGY FROM BYZANTINE TIMES,
  • 05:19 IT'S SORT OF REPRESENTED, BUT THERE WERE HOMES OF CHRISTIAN PEOPLE,
  • 05:23 GIVE OR TAKE 300, 6-7-800 A.D. >>WHO LIVED AROUND THE TEMPLE
  • 05:30 AND CELEBRATED THE IDEA THAT JESUS WAS HERE.
  • 05:32 THE VERY CORNER OF THE SOUTH AND WESTERN WALLS AT THE TOP
  • 05:38 WAS CALLED "THE PLACE OF THE TRUMPET".
  • 05:40 THERE THE TRUMPETER LITERALLY BLEW ON THE TRUMPET TO OFFICIALLY START
  • 05:46 THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS, NOW REFERRED TO AS ROSH HASHANAH IN JEWISH PARLANCE,
  • 05:52 AND OF COURSE, THIS IS SYMBOLIC >>OF THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH
  • 05:56 WHEN THE LORD WILL SOUND THE TRUMPET.
  • 05:57 THE STONE HAS BEEN TAKEN TO THE ISRAEL MUSEUM.
  • 06:00 IT SAYS RIGHT ON IT, THIS IS THE PLACE OF THE TRUMPETS.
  • 06:04 DOWN BELOW, ON THE FLOOR OF THE VALLEY,
  • 06:06 ARE LITTLE STORES THAT ACTUALLY SOLD ANIMALS
  • 06:11 AND CHANGED MONEY FOR THE PEOPLE >>COMING INTO THE TEMPLE.
  • 06:15 THEY COULD NOT USE ORDINARY PROFANE COINS.
  • 06:17 THEY HAD TO CHANGE TO TEMPLE COINAGE AND THEY HAD TO BUY ANIMALS FOR SACRIFICE.
  • 06:22 ON THE WALL ITSELF ARE THE REMNANTS OF AN ARCH THAT WENT ACROSS,
  • 06:28 THAT WAY PEOPLE COULD ENTER FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS TEROPIAN VALLEY
  • 06:33 AND GO INTO THE TEMPLE AND INTO THE SOUTHWESTERN AREA THAT WAY.
  • 06:39 THERE'S A SIMILAR WALKWAY IN >>MODERN TIMES WHICH WE SEE NEXT >>ALONG THE WALL
  • 06:45 WHERE YOU CAN WALK UP AND ENTER THE TEMPLE MOUNT TO GO ONTO THE PLATFORM.
  • 06:51 WELL, ON THE PLATFORM ITSELF, OF COURSE, WHAT IS PROPERLY CALLED THE TEMPLE MOUNT,
  • 06:57 THERE'S SOME IMPORTANT BUILDINGS WE HEAR ALL ABOUT IN THE NEWS.
  • 07:01 DOWN FROM THE AL AQSA MOSQUE, IS THE GORGEOUS DOME OF THE ROCK,
  • 07:06 A VERY ORNATE BUILDING OF MOSAICS WITH A GOLDEN DOME.
  • 07:10 BEHIND IT IN THE BACKGROUND, >>YOU CAN SEE THE MOUNT OF OLIVES,
  • 07:13 THE OLIVE TREES, CHURCHES THAT >>ARE THERE AND SO FORTH.
  • 07:17 AS WE COME DOWN, WE CAN PERCEIVE THE WESTERN WALL,
  • 07:22 MOVING ALONG INTO THE AREA SOMETIMES CALLED
  • 07:26 THE "WAILING WALL" OR THE "WESTERN WALL".
  • 07:27 THE WOMEN'S SIDE FIRST AND TO THE RIGHT AND LITTLE PEOPLE THERE
  • 07:34 TO DEMONSTRATE THEY'RE ACTUALLY >>PRAYING AS YOU CAN SEE, THEY'RE MOVING.
  • 07:38 THEY MOVE THEIR BODIES PRAISING >>GOD WITH EVERY BONE OF THEIR BODIES AS THE PSALMIST SAYS
  • 07:44 WITH THEIR WHOLE BEING >>AND THE MEN IN VARIOUS COSTUMES,
  • 07:48 THE ORTHODOX IN THE BLACK COSTUMES AND THE ORDINARY WORSHIPERS WITH PRAYER SHAWLS
  • 07:54 ALL PRAYING FACING THE WALL BECAUSE IN THEIR MIND,
  • 07:57 THIS IS THE CLOSEST PLACE THEY >>CAN GET TO GOD'S APARTMENT ON EARTH, THE HOLY OF HOLIES,
  • 08:01 THE KODESH HA KODESHIM >>IS SOMEWHERE UNDER THE PLATFORM AND BACK IN THROUGH THAT WALL,
  • 08:06 ALTHOUGH IF WE WOULD GO NORTH OF >>IT THROUGH THE CAVE-LIKE ENTRANCES,
  • 08:11 WE WOULD GET CLOSER AND CLOSER >>TO THE HOLY OF HOLIES
  • 08:14 AND AS WE MOVE ALONG WE SEE VARIOUS CUPALAS ON THE FLOOR >>OF THE TEMPLE MOUNT ON THE TOP.
  • 08:23 THE IMPORTANT ONE IS THE DARK-TOPPED SMALL ONE ON THE LEFT SIDE
  • 08:29 WHICH SOME THINK ACTUALLY IS WHERE THE HOLY OF HOLIES IS,
  • 08:36 ALTHOUGH THAT'S PURE SPECULATION.
  • 08:37 UNTIL ARCHAEOLOGISTS CAN DIG UNDER THE MOUNT, >>THEY WON'T KNOW THAT FOR SURE.
  • 08:42 THAT IS WHAT IS ON THE PLATFORM ITSELF, AT THIS TIME, IN MODERN DAY.
  • 08:52 (SPEAKING HEBREW) YOU ARE LOVELY ISRAEL
  • 08:57 (SPEAKING HEBREW) YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN MY LOVE
  • 09:10 (SPEAKING HEBREW) YES, I'VE LOVED YOU, ISRAEL
  • 09:14 (SPEAKING HEBREW) AS HE LOVES YOU FROM ABOVE
  • 09:20 THE LAND OF ISRAEL, ISRAEL MY LOVE IS LIKE NO OTHER LAND IN THE WORLD.
  • 09:28 WE'RE BOUND FOR THE PROMISED LAND.
  • 09:29 WE'RE GOING BACK TO ISRAEL AND THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE JOINED US ON PAST TOURS,
  • 09:33 SAY IT IS A TREASURE THEY WILL CHERISH FOR THE REST OF THEIR DAYS.
  • 09:37 I THINK EVERY CHRISTIAN NEEDS TO COME HERE
  • 09:41 AND JUST SENSE THE SAME THINGS >>THAT ALL OF THEM HAVE FELT GOING BEFORE US
  • 09:45 BECAUSE WE'VE HEARD IT SAID THAT YOUR WHOLE LIFE WILL BE CHANGED >>IF YOU COME TO THE HOLY LAND
  • 09:50 AND YOU CAN RELATE MORE TO WHERE >>JESUS WAS IN THE TEMPLE
  • 09:53 AND ALL THE GREAT AND MIGHTY THINGS THAT HE DID
  • 09:54 AND I CAN NOW JOIN THEM IN SAYING EVERYONE NEEDS TO COME TO THE HOLY LAND.
  • 10:00 IT IS ONE THING TO READ THE WORDS
  • 10:02 AND THEN BE ABLE TO LOOK OUT HERE AND SEE JESUS WALKED ACROSS THE LAND.
  • 10:08 IT BRINGS IT ALL TO A SENSE THAT >>IT REALLY HAPPENED.
  • 10:14 THIS IS MY SECOND TOUR WITH ZOLA.
  • 10:16 THE FIRST ONE WAS IN JUNE '84 AND IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL TOUR.
  • 10:21 IT WAS SO LOVELY AND I LOVE ISRAEL SO MUCH THAT I HAD TO COME BACK
  • 10:25 AND SEE IT AGAIN AND LIVE IT AGAIN.
  • 10:28 COME WITH US TO ISRAEL AND WALK WHERE JESUS WALKED.
  • 10:32 LET US BREAK BREAD TOGETHER IN JERUSALEM.
  • 10:34 I'VE TRAVELED THROUGH ISRAEL DOZENS OF TIMES.
  • 10:38 BELIEVE ME, IT'S THE MOST EXCITING
  • 10:40 AND SPIRITUALLY SATISFYING JOURNEY YOU CAN UNDERTAKE IN THIS LIFE.
  • 10:45 THE OPENINGS ON THE NORTH SIDE >>BY THE WESTERN WALL,
  • 10:47 LEAD TO THE FAMOUS TUNNEL THE >>ISRAELIS OPENED A FEW YEARS AGO THAT GOES TO THE VIA DELAROSA.
  • 10:55 IT CAUSED NO DAMAGE.
  • 10:57 IT HELPED ARABS BUT ARAFAT USED >>IT AS AN EXCUSE
  • 10:59 FOR ANOTHER ONE OF HIS CRAZY MARCHES AND PROTESTS.
  • 11:04 THEN IT QUIETED DOWN.
  • 11:06 AND THE TUNNEL HAS BEEN OPENED >>EVER SINCE AND NOBODY'S THE WORSE FOR IT.
  • 11:09 BUT, ANYWAY THAT TUNNEL RUNS RIGHT PARALLEL WITH THE WESTERN WALL.
  • 11:13 IT SHOWS MANY FEATURES OF WHAT WAS THERE AT THE TEMPLE BACK IN >>THE FIRST CENTURY.
  • 11:20 THEN WE'LL TALK WITH MARTY COHEN, THE MESSIANIC PASTOR
  • 11:23 WHO'S GOT QUITE A BIT TO SAY ABOUT OUR SUBJECT, THE CRUSADERS.
  • 11:27 MARTY,AS YOU KNOW, WE'RE AROUND CRUSADER RUINS
  • 11:31 AND LOOKING AT THINGS AND YOU'RE VERY INFORMED ON THESE SUBJECTS.
  • 11:35 TELL ME THE STORY ABOUT SAFED, AGAIN.
  • 11:37 SAFED WAS A VERY IMPORTANT CRUSADER POSITION BECAUSE IT CONTROLLED THE ROAD
  • 11:43 BETWEEN DAMASCUS AND WHAT WAS THEN CALLED PATALOMOS WHICH IS AKKO.
  • 11:47 IT SAT UPON A PRESIPICE, HIGH UPON A HILL,
  • 11:50 IT'S JUST A LITTLE TOWN.
  • 11:51 IT'S A LITTLE TOWN, BUT IT'S A VERY IMPORTANT TOWN.
  • 11:53 IT WAS IMPORTANT THOSE DAYS AND IT IS TODAY, TOO.
  • 11:55 NOT ONLY DURING THE CRUSADER TIMES, WAS THIS POSITION SO IMPORTANT,
  • 12:00 THE CASTLE SO IMPORTANT, BUT LATER DURING THE WAR OF INDEPENDENCE,
  • 12:03 THE BATTLE OF SAFED, THE ARABS >>CONTROLLED THIS HIGH GROUND
  • 12:07 AND PUT TREMENDOUS PRESSURE ON >>THE FEW JEWS THAT WERE THERE, BUT BY THE HAND OF GOD,
  • 12:14 THE JEWISH PEOPLE WERE PERSISTENT AND PREVAILED AND OVERCAME THE ENEMY.
  • 12:19 JUST LIKE THE CRUSADER CASTLE, >>WAS FINALLY DEFEATED AND IN >>RUINS, SO WAS THE ARAB POSITION.
  • 12:27 WELL, THAT'S GOOD TO KNOW.
  • 12:28 WE SAW THESE CASTLES OR THE >>REMAINS AT AKKO, WE'VE SEEN THE >>NIMROD AND BELVOIR, CRAZY--
  • 12:37 WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?
  • 12:38 I THINK THEY THOUGHT THAT >>WITH THE DEMONSTRATION OF POWER, >>WOULD COME POWER.
  • 12:46 YOU BUILD A BIG CASTLE >>YES,
  • 12:47 YOU BUILD A BIG CASTLE, YOU LOOK IMPORTANT AND THE PEOPLE WOULD COW TO THAT.
  • 12:52 IT'S PRETTY MUCH THE SAME THEORY >>THE ROMANS HAD.
  • 12:54 EVERY WHERE THE ROMANS ESTABLISHED THEIR POSITION,
  • 12:56 THEY DEMONSTRATED THE GLORY OF ROME AND SO THE GLORY OF ROME--
  • 13:01 STATUARY
  • 13:02 IT WAS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE GLORY OF GOD.
  • 13:04 THAT'S HOW THEY MAINTAINED THE AWE OF THE PEOPLE
  • 13:07 AND THE CRUSADERS KIND OF FOLLOWED THE SAME PATH HERE.
  • 13:09 MARTY, YOU LIVE ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF HAIFA, WHICH HAS A LARGE ARAB POPULATION,
  • 13:15 THERE ARE DRUZE PEOPLE NEAR YOUR VILLAGE.
  • 13:18 YOU KNOW THEM PERSONALLY, THESE PEOPLE.
  • 13:20 SURE, IN FACT WE MOVED TO ISRAEL, WE CAME WITH NO FURNITURE
  • 13:24 BECAUSE WE FELT GOD WAS DOING A NEW THING AND SO EVERY STICK OF >>FURNITURE IN MY HOUSE
  • 13:28 WAS MADE BY EITHER DRUZE OR BY >>MUSLIM FROM WHAT THEY CALL THE WEST BANK,
  • 13:35 FROM JUDEA AND SAMARIA
  • 13:36 UH-HUH
  • 13:37 SO WE'VE GOT CLOSE RELATIONSHIP >>WITH A LOT OF THE DRUZE
  • 13:40 FROM UP IN MT. CARMEL AREA AND >>WITH SOME OF THE MUSLIMS UP THERE, TOO.
  • 13:45 ZOLA, IT'S JUST LIKE ANY PLACE ELSE, I MEAN IN A LOCAL CHURCH,
  • 13:49 YOU'VE GOT PEOPLE THAT ARE REALLY EXTREMELY ADAMANT IN THEIR FAITH
  • 13:55 AND PEOPLE THAT GO BECAUSE THEY >>ARE SUPPOSED TO GO.
  • 13:57 THAT'S TRUE IN THE MUSLIM FAITH, TOO.
  • 13:59 IT'S NOT HOMOGENIZED, IT'S NOT ONE GROUP.
  • 14:03 THERE'S MORE TENSION WITHIN THE >>MUSLIM FAITH THAN THERE IS BETWEEN THE MUSLIMS AND JEWS.
  • 14:10 THEY FIGHT WITH EACH OTHER MORE >>THAN THEY FIGHT WITH US.
  • 14:13 YES, I WAS AWARE OF THAT.
  • 14:14 LET'S DEFINE DRUZE.
  • 14:15 THEY'RE KIND OF AN OFFSHOOT OF >>ISLAM WITH THEIR OWN THING
  • 14:18 AND THEY ARE RELATIVELY MORE FRIENDLY WITH ISRAEL.
  • 14:20 YES, THEY HAVE A SECRET RELIGION THAT IS SECRET EVEN TO SOME OF >>THE DRUZE
  • 14:25 AND YET THEY SERVE FAITHFULLY IN THE ARMY.
  • 14:30 THEY'RE LOYAL CITIZENS OF THE NATION IN WHICH THEY LIVE.
  • 14:32 IT MAKES IT A LITTLE COMPLICATED, THOUGH, OVER ON THE GOLAN SIDE.
  • 14:37 THE DRUZE, ALWAYS, IN WHAT EVER PLACE THEY LIVE,
  • 14:39 THEY ALWAYS LIVE UP ON THE MOUNTAINS.
  • 14:40 WELL, IN ISRAEL, THEY LIVE ON >>MT. CARMEL AND THEY LIVE ON THE >>GOLAN HEIGHTS.
  • 14:44 WELL, THE CARMEL DRUZE ARE FAITHFUL, LOYAL ISRAELI CITIZENS.
  • 14:50 BUT, THE GOLAN HEIGHTS DRUZE, THAT WAS SYRIA
  • 14:54 AND SO FOR GENERATIONS THEY WERE >>LOYAL, FAITHFUL SYRIAN DRUZE.
  • 14:59 SO, NOW THAT IT'S ISRAEL, THEY'RE IN THIS TRANSITIONAL PERIOD
  • 15:05 AND IT'S VERY HARD FOR THEM.
  • 15:06 MY DRUZE FRIENDS IN THE GALILEE >>HAVE SHARED WITH ME
  • 15:10 THAT THEY HAVE FRIENDS AND FAMILY OVER THERE
  • 15:12 AND THEY'RE GOING THROUGH TERRIBLE PERSONAL, INTERNAL STRUGGLES BECAUSE
  • 15:15 THEY'RE FAITH REQUIRES THEM TO BE FAITHFUL AND LOYAL CITIZENS >>OF THE NATION THEY LIVE IN,
  • 15:20 BUT THIS IS THE ONLY TIME IN THE >>HISTORY OF THE DRUZE THAT THE NATION THEY'VE LIVED IN,
  • 15:27 HAS CHANGED AND THEY HAVEN'T MOVED.
  • 15:30 SO THEY ARE HAVING SOME REAL STRUGGLES WITH THAT.
  • 15:32 ENOUGH OF THE DRUZE, I THINK SOME PEOPLE DON'T APPRECIATE,
  • 15:35 THEY THINK THERE'S ONLY MUSLIMS >>AND JEWS IN ISRAEL.
  • 15:38 RIGHT.
  • 15:39 THERE'S SO MANY RELIGIONS >>WE'RE ALL HERE.
  • 15:42 IT'S A CARNIVAL OF RELIGION.
  • 15:43 BY THE WAY, THE NOISE WE'RE HEARING IN THE BACKGROUND
  • 15:46 IS WORK GOING ON, ON THIS FENCE, >>THIS WALL.
  • 15:48 WE'RE CLOSE TO BETHLEHEM HERE, >>AT RAMAT RACHAEL
  • 15:53 AND THEY WERE WORKING >>YESTERDAY WHEN WE WERE FILMING >>NEAR THE FENCE.
  • 15:58 WE GET OFF THE SUBJECT FOR A >>MINUTE, TALK ABOUT THIS FENCE,
  • 16:01 EVERYBODY TALKS ABOUT THAT THE ISRAELIS WANT TO BUILD THIS FENCE
  • 16:05 AND THE POOR PALESTINIAN ARE FIGHTING IT.
  • 16:07 THERE'S NOT A JEW IN ISRAEL THAT WANTS A FENCE, ZOLA.
  • 16:11 OF COURSE NOT.
  • 16:11 ALL WE WANT IS SECURITY.
  • 16:12 WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO LIVE IN OUR HOMES AS PEACEFULLY
  • 16:14 AS YOUR VIEWERS LIVE IN THEIRS, >>THAT'S ALL.
  • 16:16 AND WHAT WE FOUND IS THAT OVER >>THE LAST THREE YEARS,
  • 16:20 GAZA, WHICH HAS A FENCE AROUND IT,
  • 16:22 HAS SENT NO HOMICIDE BOMBERS TO ISRAEL BECAUSE THERE'S A FENCE.
  • 16:27 SO, THE FENCE IS A WHOLE OTHER THING.
  • 16:29 OKAY, YOU'RE LIVING AT THE TIME OF THIS, AT THE END OF >>THE ROADMAP, I CERTAINLY HOPE.
  • 16:35 WHAT'S THE FUTURE LOOKING LIKE TO YOU?
  • 16:40 IS THERE GOING TO BE A SOLUTION >>TO THIS SITUATION?
  • 16:42 OF COURSE, WHEN THE MESSIAH RETURNS, THERE WILL BE A SOLUTION.
  • 16:46 BUT, YOU DON'T REALLY SEE IT BEFORE?
  • 16:49 NO I DON'T.
  • 16:49 I THINK THAT WE'VE BEEN INVOLVED WITH BRINGING CHRISTIANS TO ISRAEL
  • 16:54 AND YET THEY'RE NOT COMING LIKE THEY USED TO AND EVERYBODY HERE >>IS SAYING,
  • 16:58 OH, IT'S GETTING BETTER, IT'S GOING TO GET EASIER AS WE GET MORE QUIET, IT WILL HELP.
  • 17:05 THERE'S PERIODS OF QUIET, BUT, >>IT'S JUST A PERIOD OF QUIET, I THINK
  • 17:10 AND AS FAR AS TRUE PEACE, YOU CAN'T NEGOTIATE PEACE
  • 17:15 WITH SOMEBODY WHOSE STATED PURPOSE IT IS TO KILL YOU.
  • 17:18 THE PURPOSE OF THE PALESTINIAN >>AUTHORITY, AS STATED CLEARLY, IS TO DESTROY ISRAEL.
  • 17:28 FOR THERE TO BE A "PALESTINIAN STATE" HERE,
  • 17:32 THEY WANT A PIECE OF JERUSALEM, >>BUT THE WANT A PIECE OF HAIFA AND A PIECE OF TEL AVIV.
  • 17:38 THEY WANT ALL OF THE LAND.
  • 17:39 AS THOSE MACHINES ARE BUILDING >>THE FENCE, EVEN AS WE SPEAK,
  • 17:42 IT REMINDS ME OF THE IDEA THAT PEOPLE IN EUROPE AND THE UNITED NATIONS,
  • 17:49 EVEN AMERICAN GOVERNMENT TELL YOU, DON'T BUILD THIS FENCE.
  • 17:52 IT'S A BERLIN WALL, I DON'T KNOW, WHATEVER.
  • 17:55 IT'S AS IF THEY ARE SAYING TO FARMERS
  • 17:58 WHO ARE HAVING TROUBLE WITH >>COYOTES AND WOLVES COMING INTO >>KILL THE LIVESTOCK,
  • 18:03 DON'T BUILD A FENCE AROUND YOUR FARM.
  • 18:06 GO REASON WITH THE COYOTES, EXPLAIN TO THE WOLVES.
  • 18:09 EXACTLY, WHAT WE IGNORE, ZOLA, >>BECAUSE OF THE DIFFERENCES IN THE POPULATION
  • 18:14 OF ISRAEL AND AMERICA, WHAT IF CANADIANS WERE COMING ACROSS THE >>BORDER OF AMERICA
  • 18:22 AND OVER THE LAST 3 YEARS HAD KILLED 40,000 AMERICANS.
  • 18:28 THAT'S THE PROPORTION?
  • 18:30 THAT'S THE PROPORTION.
  • 18:31 I THINK TORONTO WOULD BE A HISTORY LESSON.
  • 18:33 IT WOULD BE A HOLE IN THE GROUND >>AND THERE WOULD BE A GIGANTIC >>BARRIER BETWEEN CANADA AND U.S.
  • 18:40 I LIVE IN A LITTLE VILLAGE ON >>MT. CARMEL AND THE NEXT VILLAGE,
  • 18:46 ALL THAT SEPARATES ME FROM AN ARAB VILLAGE WITH 3 MOSQUES IS A HIGHWAY.
  • 18:52 AND YET WE LIVE AT PEACE WITH THESE NEIGHBORS.
  • 18:57 THEY'RE ARAB ISRAELIS.
  • 18:59 THEY'RE CITIZENS OF ISRAEL, >>BUT YET THEIR HEART IS TO LIVE >>IN MY VILLAGE.
  • 19:06 THEIR HEART IS THAT ALL THE JEWS >>BE IN ANOTHER PLACE.
  • 19:10 SOMEWHERE ELSE, LIKE INTO THE SEA.
  • 19:12 MARTY, WE WILL HAVE TO STOP AT THAT POINT.
  • 19:14 WE'RE ABOUT OUT OF TAPE, BUT IT'S FASCINATING TO TALK. THANKS FOR SHARING.
  • 19:18 THANK YOU VERY MUCH, ZOLA,
  • 19:19 AND THANK YOU FOR INSISTING ON KEEP COMING BACK TO THE LAND AND >>BRINGING PEOPLE WITH YOU.
  • 19:25 THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU
  • 19:30 MARTY ALSO TOLD US THAT HE HAS >>MADE ANOINTING OIL FROM THE ORIGINAL BIBLICAL RECIPE
  • 19:38 WHICH IS QUITE AN ELABORATE >>PROCEDURE AND HE HAS THE STUFF,
  • 19:42 SO IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THAT, CONTACT US AND WE WILL SEND YOUR REQUEST TO HIM.
  • 19:48 HE'S GOT A PLACE UP ON MT. CARMEL WHERE ELIJAH WAS PREACHING
  • 19:54 AND I APPRECIATE HIS SHARING WITH US.
  • 19:58 GERALD SCHROEDER IS COMING UP >>NOW AND YOU WILL RECOGNIZE HIM >>AS THE COSMOLOGIST
  • 20:03 WHO TALKED ABOUT CREATION, >>BUT THIS IS NOT ABOUT SCIENCE.
  • 20:06 THIS IS A VIEW OF AN INDIVIDUAL >>WHO LIVES IN JERUSALEM
  • 20:10 WITH HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN AND >>HAS FOR MANY YEARS, >>ON WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE LAND.
  • 20:16 GERALD, YOU'RE AN AMERICAN.
  • 20:18 I'M AN ISRAELI. AN AMERICAN ISRAELI.
  • 20:21 AN ISRAELI NOW, BUT YOU WERE RAISED IN AMERICA
  • 20:23 AND EDUCATED IN AMERICA AND YOU >>UNDERSTAND OUR CULTURE,
  • 20:25 BUT, WE'RE GIVING SAUDI ARABIA >>A FREE PASS ON THIS WAR ON TERRORISM.
  • 20:32 WE HAVEN'T BEGUN TO OBJECT TO THEM.
  • 20:35 WE HAVEN'T ENTERED THEIR COUNTRY >>AS WE AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ.
  • 20:39 WE HAVEN'T CRITICIZED THEM AS WE >>HAVE SYRIA OR LIBYA.
  • 20:42 THEY ARE AMONG THE PRESIDENT'S FRIENDS.
  • 20:45 A SAUDI PRINCE VISITED HIS RANCH.
  • 20:48 HE HELD RAMADAN OCCASION AT THE WHITE HOUSE
  • 20:52 WITH SOME OF THE WORST THUGS OUT OF THE WHOLE ISLAMIC "THUGOCRACY".
  • 20:56 WHY DO YOU THINK, NOW THAT SAUDI ARABIANS ARE GETTING NUCLEAR WEAPONS
  • 21:03 AND THEY CAN GET THEM, DO YOU THINK THEY WILL STILL GET A FREE PASS
  • 21:06 UNTIL THEY BLOW US UP OR WHAT'S THE DEAL?
  • 21:08 IT DEPENDS, I GUESS, ON THE POWER OF THE ECONOMY.
  • 21:13 HAS AMERICA TIED ITSELF TO SAUDI OIL?
  • 21:17 ALTERNATIVELY, THE UNITED STATES >>COULD GO AND JUST TAKE OVER THESE OIL FIELDS,
  • 21:23 BUT IN MY OPINION, IT WOULD BE A GREAT IDEA.
  • 21:27 IT'S NOT GOING TO DO IT.
  • 21:28 I MEAN, THE WRITING SEEMS TO BE ON THE WALL, AS DANIEL POINTED OUT
  • 21:33 AND I TELL YOU, IT SOUNDS VERY >>PREJUDICIAL, 20-30 YEARS AGO,
  • 21:38 I NEVER WOULD HAVE NEVER TALKED LIKE THIS, NEVER.
  • 21:39 BECAUSE YOU COME INTO A COUNTRY AND YOU THINK IT'S GOING TO BE-- >>I CAME FROM AMERICA,
  • 21:44 I ASSUMED THE VALUES WOULD BE THE SAME FROM THE POPULUS AROUND HERE.
  • 21:49 THE NAIVETY.
  • 21:50 I FOUGHT INTHE I.D.F., THE ISRAELI ARMY AND I'M VERY PLEASED THAT I DID.
  • 21:55 I'M VERY HAPPY I GOT OUT, ONE OF MY KIDS WAS INJURED.
  • 21:57 MY BOYS ARE OFFICERS, MY SON-IN-LAW IS AN OFFICER.
  • 22:00 I GOT OUT WHOLE, BUT I'M VERY PLEASED THAT I WAS IN THERE,
  • 22:06 BUT I WAS TOLD WHEN YOU HAVE CONFRONTATION,
  • 22:08 THIS IS WHEN I WAS GOING TO LEBANON, SO IT'S BACK IN THE 80'S
  • 22:11 AND WE HAVE IT RIGHT NOW, I HEARD A BBC REPORTER SAY IT
  • 22:15 AND HE NEVER SHOWED UP IN THE AREA AGAIN, IN ISRAEL, AGAIN.
  • 22:17 HE SAID, YOU SHOULD, I WAS TOLD >>EXPLICITLY, HE WAS SITTING IN THE BUS ACROSS THE BORDER,
  • 22:20 BEFORE ENTERING INTO THE COMBAT ZONE, HE SAID YOU WILL REALIZE THAT WHEN YOU ARE BEING SHOT AT,
  • 22:26 LOOK FOR THE ORIGIN OF THE >>SHOOTING AND IT WILL BE COMING FROM AMONG WOMEN AND CHILDREN.
  • 22:31 YOUR CHOICE WILL BE HOW TO DEFEND YOURSELF, BUT YOU SHOULD REALIZE,
  • 22:35 THE SHOOTING WILL COME FROM AMONG WOMEN AND CHILDREN.
  • 22:37 WELL, ONE TIME ONLY ON THE BBC, >>I HEARD ESSENTIALLY THE SAME REALITY.
  • 22:42 HE POINTED OUT HOW THE WEAPONS >>WERE STORED BETWEEN TWO BUILDINGS OF A HOSPITAL.
  • 22:46 THEY ENTERED THE HOSPITAL, THERE WAS MORE MUNITIONS DOWN IN THE BASEMENT.
  • 22:51 THERE WERE OBSERVERS ON THE ROOF >>OF THE HOSPITAL.
  • 22:53 THAT REPORTER NEVER CAME BACK TO >>THE MIDDLE EAST.
  • 22:55 GERALD, A BEDOUIN WITH A KNIFE, >>A SOLDIER WITH A GUN,
  • 23:00 EVEN SHOOTING FROM THE ROOF OF A >>HOSPITAL, BUT SAUDI ARABIANS WITH NUCLEAR BOMBS!
  • 23:05 ONCE NUCLEAR WEAPONS ENTER THIS >>AREA IN A VISIBLE WAY
  • 23:09 AMONG THE VERY COUNTRY THAT IN >>THE FIRST GULF WAR, >>THE KING OF SAUDI ARABIA SAID,
  • 23:17 REMEMBER THE QUOTE HE SAID
  • 23:18 "WHEN YOU APOLOGIZE, TO HIS >>SOLDIER, I WISH I WERE TAKING >>YOU OUT TO FIGHT ISRAEL,
  • 23:23 BUT NOW WE HAVE TO GO FIGHT ANOTHER ARAB COUNTRY".
  • 23:27 THAT COUNTRY WILL NOW HAVE WEAPONS,
  • 23:31 THE SAME COUNTRY THAT SAID HE WISHED HE WAS TAKING HIS SOLDIERS TO FIGHT ISRAEL.
  • 23:34 I JUST SEE THE U.S. BACKING ITSELF INTO A CORNER BECAUSE
  • 23:41 IT'S SO DEPENDENT ON THIS OIL, >>HOW SHOULD I SAY, BELLIGERENT TO OIL,
  • 23:49 THESE SOURCES OF OIL IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
  • 23:51 I DIDN'T READ THE BOOK "A CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS",
  • 23:53 BUT AS I RECALL THERE ARE 20 OR 30 WARS GOING ON AT THE MOMENT AND--
  • 23:58 28 WARS AND 25 OF THEM, MUSLIMS ARE ON ONE SIDE.
  • 24:05 I MEAN, ARE WE BLIND?
  • 24:06 I FEEL CERTAIN THAT WHEN THE PRESIDENTS, PRESIDENT BUSH IS AN EXAMPLE
  • 24:10 OR THE LEADERS OF COUNTRIES GET IN--
  • 24:12 LIKE THEY'RE GOING TO BED AND >>THEY'RE TALKING TO THEIR WIVES.
  • 24:14 THEY SAY THE TRUTH AND THEY SAY >>THERE REALLY THIS NUMBER,
  • 24:17 BUT I CAN'T SAY IT IN PUBLIC BECAUSE THEY'LL--
  • 24:19 AS THE BIBLE SAYS, THERE IS A VALLEY IN NORTHERN ISRAEL CALLED ARMAGEDDON
  • 24:23 AND THE BOOK OF REVELATION FOR ONE,
  • 24:25 BUT HEBREW PROPHETS AGREE THAT >>AT THE END THERE WILL COME--
  • 24:30 EVEN THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS TALK >>ABOUT A BATTLE OF THE SONS OF >>LIGHT AND THE SON OF DARKNESS.
  • 24:36 DO YOU SEE US AT THE END?
  • 24:38 I DON'T LIKE TO MAKE THAT KIND >>OF PREDICTION,
  • 24:42 BUT I SEE THAT WE ARE HEADING >>FOR SOMETHING THAT'S GOING TO BE >>A BIG BATTLE
  • 24:47 AND I HOPE THIS TIME, I THINK THE BATTLE IS GOING TO COME,
  • 24:53 THERE WILL BE HORRENDOUS >>BLOODSHED, BUT I HOPE THIS TIME,
  • 24:56 WE AND OUR-- WHO ARE OUR ALLIES?
  • 25:00 THE UNITED STATES, MICRONESIA, >>THE ONLY ONES THAT FOR IT.
  • 25:05 THE FEW STATES THAT VOTED WITH YOU.
  • 25:07 --WILL FINISH THE JOB, WILL FINISH THE JOB PROPLERLY
  • 25:12 BECAUSE OTHERWISE WESTERN >>CIVILIZATION IS GOING TO BE VERY DIFFERENT TYPE OF CIVILIZATION
  • 25:16 AND IN A FEW, JUST IN A FEW DECADES, NOT EVEN A FEW GENERATIONS,
  • 25:22 AND SOMEBODY SAID THEY'RE TRYING >>TO DEFEND THE MUSLIM,
  • 25:24 I DOUBT IF EVEN 1% OF THE >>MUSLIMS REALLY ARE TERRORISTS.
  • 25:28 BUT, IF HE IS RIGHT, IF 1% ARE TERRORISTS, >>THAT IS 10 MILLION TERRORISTS.
  • 25:34 10 MILLION. >>THAT'S A LOT.
  • 25:39 I MEAN IT TOOK 19 TO BRING DOWN >>THE WORLD TRADE CENTER.
  • 25:41 I KNOW IT SOUNDS TERRIBLY PREJUDICIAL, I DON'T WANT TO BELIEVE IT.
  • 25:46 SEE, THAT'S MY PROBLEM.
  • 25:47 I'M STILL UP HERE IN THE LOGIC, THEY CALL THE CORTEX PART OF THE >>BRAIN, I'M STILL IN AMERICA,
  • 25:52 BLEEDING HEART LIBERAL, ETC, DOWN IN MY EMOTIONS, THOUGH,
  • 25:54 I'M FEELING A LITTLE DIFFERENT >>THESE DAYS AS I SEE THE REALITY--
  • 26:00 I SURE DON'T BLAME YOU.
  • 26:00 WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO LEAVE IT >>THERE GERALD, BUT THAT'S QUITE A TESTIMONY,
  • 26:05 THANK YOU FOR SHARING WITH US.
  • 26:06 WELL, GERALD SEES A BATTLE >>COMING, MARTY SEES NOTHING BUT >>TROUBLE UNTIL THE END.
  • 26:12 WE SHOWED YOU THE TEMPLE MOUNT, >>WHICH IS A BIG BONE-OF-CONTENTION.
  • 26:17 BUT, I TELL YOU, THAT'S NOT THE >>HALF OF IT.
  • 26:19 THERE'S TWO BIG INVASIONS COMING UP, OF ISRAEL.
  • 26:23 NEVER MIND THE PALESTINIANS, THEY ARE A PESKY PROBLEM,
  • 26:25 BUT, THE INVASION OF GOG EAND MAGOG IN EZEKIEL 38 & 39
  • 26:29 AND OF COURSE, ARMAGEDDON, A >>PEERLESS FINAL BATTLE THAT THE >>LORD WILL PUT A STOP TO.
  • 26:35 GOD DOESN'T LIKE IT WHEN YOU ATTACK HIS PEOPLE.
  • 26:39 HE SAYS, IT SHALL COME TO PASS, >>I'M READING EZEKIEL 38:18
  • 26:42 IT SHALL COME TO PASS AT THE SAME TIME WHEN GOG SHALL COME AGAINST THE LAND OF ISRAEL
  • 26:47 SAYETH THE LORD GOD THAT MY FURY >>SHALL COME UP IN MY FACE,
  • 26:50 AND YOU CAN READ THE REST OF THE CHAPTER AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS TO THESE INVADERS.
  • 26:59 ALL I CAN SAY IS 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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