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February 22, 2019
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The Watchman with Erick Stakelbeck

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  • - ERICK STAKELBECK: THIS WEEK ON THE WATCHMAN,
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  • WHEN DISASTER STRIKES, ISRAEL JUMPS INTO ACTION.
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  • SEE HOW ONE ISRAELI AID ORGANIZATION
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  • IS HELPING THE PEOPLE OR PUERTO RICO
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  • REBUILD THEIR LIVES AFTER DEVASTATION OF HURRICANE MARIA.
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  • - WE EMBED OURSELVES WITHIN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY,
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  • WE COLLABORATE WITH LOCAL NGO'S, WITH GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES,
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  • AND WE'RE HERE TO HELP PEOPLE
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  • GET BACK ON THEIR FEET AND REIMAGINE LIFE.
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  • - [ERICK] PLUS, A CUFI ALL STAR PANEL
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  • BREAKS DOWN ALL THE LATEST MIDDLE EAST NEWS
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  • AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU. IT'S THE WATCHMAN.
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  • IT'S CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR ISRAEL, ONLY ON TBN.
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  • (MUSIC)
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  • (MUSIC)
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  • AND WELCOME TO THE WATCHMAN.
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  • YOU KNOW, WE TALK A LOT HERE ON THIS SHOW
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  • ABOUT THE THREATS GATHERING AGAINST ISRAEL AND THE WEST,
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  • AGAINST ME AND YOU AND OUR FAMILIES.
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  • IT'S NOT ALWAYS PLEASANT, BUT THE BIBLE SAYS,
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  • MY PEOPLE PERISH FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE.
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  • OUR TEAM AT CUFI BELIEVES YOU WOULD RATHER KNOW
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  • THAN NOT KNOW ABOUT EVENTS UNFOLDING IN THE MIDDLE EAST
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  • TODAY THAT WILL IMPACT ALL OF OUR LIVES IN THE DAYS TO COME.
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  • FOLKS, WHAT HAPPENS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
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  • DOES NOT STAY IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
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  • THAT OBVIOUSLY INCLUDES THE BAD,
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  • BUT IT ALSO INCLUDES THE GOOD.
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  • IF YOU WATCH US ON A REGULAR BASIS, YOU KNOW THAT ISRAEL
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  • IS STEPPING INTO ITS BIBLICAL DESTINY
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  • AS A LIGHT UNTO THE NATIONS,
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  • BLESSING THE WORLD WITH GROUNDBREAKING MEDICAL,
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  • SCIENTIFIC, AND HIGH TECH ADVANCES.
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  • TAKE OUT YOUR PHONE AND SEND A TEXT MESSAGE.
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  • THAT'S ISRAELI TECHNOLOGY.
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  • IS THERE A DROUGHT WHERE YOU LIVE, GOD FORBID?
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  • WELL, ISRAELI SCIENTISTS ARE AT THE FOREFRONT
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  • OF SOLVING THE WATER CRISIS IN CALIFORNIA AND ELSEWHERE.
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  • IF THE CURE FOR CANCER OR ALZHEIMER'S
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  • IS FOUND IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS,
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  • I FIRMLY BELIEVE IT WILL BE FOUND IN ISRAEL.
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  • NOW, PART OF ISRAEL BEING A LIGHT UNTO THE NATIONS,
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  • AS DESCRIBED IN THE BOOK OF ISAIAH,
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  • IS COMING TO THE AID OF THOSE IN NEED.
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  • WHEREVER THERE IS A NATURAL DISASTER IN ANY PART
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  • OF THE WORLD, YOU CAN COUNT ON ISRAELI FIRST RESPONDERS
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  • BEING THE FIRST ONES ON THE GROUND TO HELP.
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  • AND ONCE THERE, THEY SEE THE JOB THROUGH.
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  • IN SEPTEMBER 2017, HURRICANE MARIA STRUCK PUERTO RICO,
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  • DEVASTATING THE ISLAND.
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  • THE EFFECTS ARE STILL BEING FELT TODAY.
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  • OUR WATCHMAN SENIOR PRODUCER RAJ NAIR RECENTLY TRAVELED
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  • TO PUERTO RICO TO SEE HOW ONE ISRAELI ORGANIZATION
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  • IS MAKING A HUGE DIFFERENCE WHERE IT MATTERS MOST.
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  • RAJ, TAKE IT AWAY.
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  • - WELCOME TO PUERTO RICO.
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  • NOW, YOU'RE PROBABLY ASKING YOURSELF,
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  • WHAT IS THE WATCHMAN DOING OVER 6.000 MILES AWAY
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  • FROM ISRAEL, AND HONESTLY, IT'S A GOOD QUESTION.
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  • SO WHY ARE YOU AND I HERE?
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  • WELL, WE'RE HERE BECAUSE ISRAEL IS HERE.
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  • NOW, AS YOU KNOW, HURRICANE MARIA DEVASTATED THIS ISLAND,
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  • AND A GROUP OF ISRAELIS KNEW THEY HAD TO DO SOMETHING.
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  • SO, WHAT HAVE THEY BEEN UP TO? LET'S FIND OUT.
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  • (UPBEAT LATIN MUSIC)
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  • LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO SETH DAVIS.
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  • HE IS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ISRAAID UNITED STATES.
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  • SO FIRST OFF, SETH, WHAT IS ISRAAID,
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  • AND WHY ARE YOU GUYS HERE IN PUERTO RICO?
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  • - ISRAAID IS THE LARGEST HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATION
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  • THAT WAS FOUNDED IN ISRAEL, ROUGHLY 17 YEARS AGO.
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  • IT WAS FOUNDED IN THE STATES AROUND 2013,
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  • AND FOR 17 YEARS WE'VE BEEN SENDING ISRAELI EXPERTS
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  • ACROSS THE GLOBE AFTER EVERY DISASTER
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  • TO HELP PEOPLE IN NEED AND PROVIDE ISRAELI KNOW-HOW
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  • AND SOLUTIONS TO HELP THE COMMUNITY RECOVER BACK.
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  • - AND WHY ARE YOU GUYS HERE IN PUERTO RICO?
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  • - SO, WE WORK WITH METHODOLOGY THAT WE LIKE TO CALL FILO.
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  • WE'RE FIRST IN AND LAST OUT.
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  • SO WE ARRIVED DAYS AFTER WHEN MARIA STRUCK OVER A YEAR AGO,
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  • AND WE'RE HERE TO STAY FOR A FEW YEARS TO COME.
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  • WE EMBED OURSELVES WITHIN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY.
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  • WE COLLABORATE WITH LOCAL NGO'S, WITH GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES,
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  • AND WE'RE HERE TO HELP PEOPLE
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  • GET BACK ON THEIR FEET AND REIMAGINE LIFE.
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  • - AND NOW WE'RE JOINED BY HALEY BRODER,
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  • THE COUNTRY DIRECTOR FOR ISRAAID PUERTO RICO.
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  • SO HALEY, WHAT IS YOUR MISSION HERE?
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  • - OUR MISSION HERE IN PUERTO RICO IS TO RESTORE
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  • A SEMBLANCE OF NORMALCY TO THE ISLAND
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  • AFTER THE DEVASTATING HURRICANE MARIA LAST SEPTEMBER.
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  • - SO WHAT WAS THE STATE OF THIS ISLAND
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  • BEFORE YOU GUYS GOT HERE?
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  • - OUR TEAM ARRIVED IN PUERTO RICO ONE WEEK
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  • AFTER THE HURRICANE, AND WHEN WE ARRIVED, THERE WAS
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  • A COMPLETE LACK OF INFRASTRUCTURE LEFT INTACT.
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  • THERE WERE ROADS COMPLETELY DAMAGED, TREES DOWN.
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  • IT WAS LINES TO GET GAS, LINES TO GET FOOD,
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  • AREAS IN THE MOUNTAINS THAT
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  • WERE COMPLETELY CUT OFF FROM ANYTHING.
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  • THE COMMUNITY THAT WE'RE WORKING WITH IN EL REAL
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  • HAD NO ELECTRICITY FOR EIGHT MONTHS AFTER THE HURRICANE.
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  • ISRAAID IS WORKING IN THE RURAL AREAS
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  • IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF PATILLAS, WHERE WE'RE COLLABORATING
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  • WITH THE INTERAMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO
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  • TO BUILD A SLOW SAND GRAVITY-BASED WATER FILTRATION
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  • SYSTEM. IT'S A MOUTHFUL, BUT BASICALLY, IT'S A WATER
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  • FILTRATION SYSTEM THAT'S GONNA PROVIDE THIS COMMUNITY
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  • THAT WAS SO ELECTRICITY FOR EIGHT MONTHS AND STILL IS
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  • WITHOUT ACCESS TO CLEAN, SAFE DRINKING WATER A WAY TO HAVE
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  • CLEAN, SAFE DRINKING WATER GO STRAIGHT INTO THEIR TAPS.
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  • THE WAY ISRAAID WORKS IS SHIFTING
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  • FROM AN EMERGENCY RESPONSE INTO THE LONG-TERM.
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  • SO WHEN WE FIRST ARRIVED, WE WENT STRAIGHT INTO THIS
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  • RURAL MOUNTAIN AREA THAT WE KNEW WAS NOT BEING SERVICED.
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  • WE'RE THE ONLY NGO THAT'S WORKING IN THAT MUNICIPALITY
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  • RIGHT NOW, AND WE'RE ABLE TO DISTRIBUTE
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  • SAWYER WATER FILTERS TO MEMBERS OF THAT COMMUNITY,
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  • WHERE WE'VE WORKED WITH THE COMMUNITY TO EDUCATE THEM
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  • IN SPANISH ON HOW TO ACTUALLY USE THE FILTERS
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  • SO THEY DIDN'T JUST SIT IN A KITCHEN CABINET.
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  • AND THEN FROM THERE, WE WERE ABLE TO DEVELOP
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  • THIS LONG-TERM, SUSTAINABLE SOLUTION THAT IS
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  • THE GIANT WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM THAT WE'RE BUILDING
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  • TO PROVIDE A LONG-TERM SUSTAINABLE IMPACT.
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  • IT'S OFF-GRID, IT DOESN'T RELY ON ELECTRICITY,
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  • AND IT'S GOING TO BE SUSTAINABLE FOR YEARS TO COME.
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  • - SO WE'RE CURRENTLY IN A TOWN CALLED BARRIO REAL,
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  • WHICH IS LIKE AN HOUR SOUTH OF SAN JUAN,
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  • AND I'M JOINED HERE BY SANTOS, WHO LIVES HERE.
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  • NOW, SANTOS, WHAT ALL HAS ISRAAID
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  • BEEN UP TO IN THIS PART OF THE ISLAND?
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  • - IT'S A MIRACLE, BECAUSE THEY WOULD GIVE US
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  • WHAT WE NEED TO HAVE REAL, POTABLE WATER.
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  • THEY ARE SPECTACULAR PEOPLE. I MEAN, THEY ARE SO HELPFUL.
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  • THEY ARE SO FORWARD IN HELPING PEOPLE,
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  • AND THEY TRAVEL THE ISLAND.
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  • IT'S NOT ONLY HERE IN BARRIO REAL IN PATILLAS,
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  • BUT THEY ARE ALL OVER PUERTO RICO THAT THEY'RE INVOLVED.
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  • WE'RE SO GRATEFUL THAT TODAY, WE STILL TALK
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  • ABOUT EVERY SINGLE PERSON THAT HAS COME TO PUERTO RICO
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  • OR TO HELP US HERE IN BARRIO REAL FROM ISRAAID.
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  • THEY BRING LIFE,
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  • THAT'S WHAT I SAY. (SANTOS LAUGHS)
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  • - SO THIS IS MARIA, AND THIS IS
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  • ACTUALLY HER HOME HERE IN BARRIO REAL.
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  • MARIA, WHAT WAS IT LIKE HERE RIGHT AFTER THE HURRICANE?
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  • (SPEAKING SPANISH)
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  • (SPEAKING SPANISH)
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  • (SPEAKING SPANISH)
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  • (SPEAKING SPANISH)
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  • (SPEAKING SPANISH)
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  • - WHAT AN INCREDIBLE STORY,
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  • AND MANY THANKS TO THE FOLKS AT ISRAAID
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  • - THANKS AGAIN TO RAJ NAIR FOR THAT INCREDIBLE STORY.
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  • FOLKS, LET'S KEEP THE PEOPLE OF PUERTO RICO IN OUR PRAYERS.
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  • WELL, UP NEXT, WE'RE JOINED BY A CUFI ALL STAR PANEL
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  • TO DISCUSS ALL THE LATEST NEWS OUT OF THE MIDDLE EAST
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  • AND HOW IT AFFECTS YOU.
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  • YOU'LL WANNA HEAR THIS; DO NOT MOVE.
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  • - [ANNOUNCER] ISRAEL FACES GROWING THREATS ON ALL SIDES.
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  • HEZBOLLAH, ISIS, IRAN, AND HAMAS NEVER CEASE THEIR ATTACKS,
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  • BUT GOD HAS RAISED CUFI UP AT THIS MOMENT IN HISTORY
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  • TO STAND BETWEEN ISRAEL AND THOSE
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  • WHO SEEK TO DESTROY THE JEWISH STATE.
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  • - JOHN HAGEE: ISRAEL'S ENEMIES ARE ON THE MOVE.
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  • AS DARK CLOUDS GATHER ON THE HORIZON,
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  • TELL THE WORLD YOU PROUDLY STAND WITH ISRAEL.
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  • BE A COURAGEOUS VOICE FOR BIBLICAL UNITY AND MORAL CLARITY
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  • WHEN YOU JOIN CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR ISRAEL.
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  • SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR THE PEOPLE OF ZION WITH THIS
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  • BEAUTIFUL SYMBOL OF UNENDING SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL.
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  • - [ANNOUNCER] WEAR THE PIN AND JOIN CUFI,
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  • A MOVEMENT OF OVER FIVE MILLION DEFENDERS OF ISRAEL.
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  • CALL THE NUMBER ON YOUR SCREEN OR VISIT CUFI.ORG/PIN
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  • TO RECEIVE YOUR PIN THAT WILL SHOW YOUR PROUD SUPPORT
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  • FOR THE SPECIAL BOND BETWEEN ISRAEL AND AMERICA.
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  • (MUSIC)
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  • - AND WELCOME BACK.
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  • WE LIKE TO SAY THAT OUR TEAM HERE
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  • AT CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR ISRAEL
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  • HAS A VERY DEEP BENCH OF TALENT.
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  • WELL, TODAY, WE ARE JOINED BY TWO OF OUR BEST.
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  • ARI MORGENSTERN IS CUFI'S COMMUNICATORS DIRECTOR.
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  • KASIM HAFEEZ IS OUR MIDDLE EAST ANALYST.
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  • GENTLEMEN, GREAT TO HAVE YOU WITH US,
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  • AND WOW, SO MUCH GOING ON IN THE MIDDLE EAST TODAY.
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  • THANKFULLY, WE HAVE YOU GUYS TO BREAK IT DOWN FOR US
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  • AND WHY IT ALL MATTERS TO EVERYONE SITTING THERE AT HOME.
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  • ARI, LET'S START WITH THOSE TERROR TUNNELS
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  • DUG BY HEZBOLLAH THAT THE IDF,
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  • THE ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES, HAVE UNCOVERED.
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  • TELL US THE LATEST ON THAT HEZBOLLAH TERROR TUNNEL THREAT.
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  • - WELL, I THINK AS MOST OF YOUR VIEWERS KNOW,
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  • ISRAEL DISCOVERED NO LESS THAN A HALF DOZEN TUNNELS
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  • DUG UNDERNEATH THE BORDER INTENDED
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  • TO SEND HEZBOLLAH SPECIAL FORCES, THEIR EQUIVALENT
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  • OF SPECIAL FORCES, INTO ISRAEL WITH ONE SINGLE GOAL:
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  • KILL AS MANY INNOCENT PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE.
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  • THANK GOD WE HAVE THE IDF'S INTELLIGENCE.
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  • THANK GOD WE HAVE THE IDF'S ABILITY TO ENSURE THAT
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  • THESE TERROR TUNNELS WERE DISPATCHED WITH AND DEALT WITH.
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  • BUT THIS IS NOT A NEW TACTIC.
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  • HEZBOLLAH IS ADOPTING THE TACTICS OF HAMAS.
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  • WHEN ROCKETS DON'T WORK, TUNNELS ARE THE ANSWER.
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  • BUT THE ANSWER TO BOTH OF THOSE THREATS
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  • IS THE ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES, AND WE'RE VERY HAPPY
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  • THAT ISRAEL WAS ABLE TO THWART THAT THREAT
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  • BEFORE IT STARTED TAKING INNOCENT LIVES.
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  • - YEAH, AND HASSAN NASRALLAH, THE LEADER OF HEZBOLLAH,
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  • ALREADY KIND OF GLOATED ABOUT THE TUNNELS RECENTLY
  • 00:11:18.130 --> 00:11:20.260
  • AND SAYING, IT TOOK ISRAEL SO LONG TO FIND THEM,
  • 00:11:20.280 --> 00:11:23.260
  • ET CETERA, BUT I HAVE A FEELING ISRAEL KNEW THEY WERE THERE
  • 00:11:23.280 --> 00:11:26.130
  • AND WAITED TO ACT AT THE OPPORTUNE TIME.
  • 00:11:26.150 --> 00:11:29.020
  • - I THINK THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:11:29.040 --> 00:11:30.100
  • LOOK AT THE INVESTMENT THAT HEZBOLLAH, AND HAMAS
  • 00:11:30.120 --> 00:11:32.110
  • ON THEIR END, BUT LOOK AT THE INVESTMENT THAT HEZBOLLAH
  • 00:11:32.130 --> 00:11:34.090
  • HAD TO HAVE MADE TO DEVELOP THESE TUNNELS.
  • 00:11:34.110 --> 00:11:36.110
  • THESE ARE NOT JUST INDIVIDUALS DIGGING
  • 00:11:36.130 --> 00:11:39.040
  • UNDERNEATH THE GROUND TRYING TO GET INTO ISRAEL.
  • 00:11:39.060 --> 00:11:41.050
  • THIS IS AN INCREDIBLY SOPHISTICATED EFFORT
  • 00:11:41.070 --> 00:11:44.130
  • THAT HAS LIGHTING, THAT USES CEMENT,
  • 00:11:44.150 --> 00:11:47.040
  • THAT USES ALL KINDS OF INFRASTRUCTURE QUALITIES
  • 00:11:47.060 --> 00:11:50.180
  • THAT WILL ENABLE THE TUNNELS TO REALLY
  • 00:11:50.200 --> 00:11:52.140
  • BRING FORCES INTO WHAT IS ISRAEL'S TERRITORY.
  • 00:11:52.160 --> 00:11:55.270
  • SO THE ISRAELIS WAITED, I THINK, UNTIL THE OPPORTUNE MOMENT
  • 00:11:55.290 --> 00:11:59.020
  • TO DEAL WITH THE THREAT, AND I AM NOT SURPRISED
  • 00:11:59.040 --> 00:12:02.040
  • THAT HEZBOLLAH'S TRYING TO SPIN THEIR INCREDIBLE LOSS
  • 00:12:02.060 --> 00:12:05.090
  • AS SOME SORT OF VEILED VICTORY.
  • 00:12:05.110 --> 00:12:07.080
  • - YEAH, NASRALLAH KEEPS TALKING ALSO ABOUT AN INVASION
  • 00:12:07.100 --> 00:12:09.280
  • OF NORTHERN ISRAEL AND MAKING NOISE ABOUT THAT, ARI.
  • 00:12:10.000 --> 00:12:12.110
  • KASIM, WE CAN'T TALK ABOUT HEZBOLLAH
  • 00:12:12.130 --> 00:12:14.160
  • WITHOUT TALKING ABOUT ITS IRANIAN MASTER.
  • 00:12:14.180 --> 00:12:17.130
  • CAN YOU TALK ABOUT HOW HEZBOLLAH IS JUST A FULLY-FLEDGED
  • 00:12:17.150 --> 00:12:21.030
  • ARM OF THE IRANIAN REGIME IN SOUTHERN LEBANON?
  • 00:12:21.050 --> 00:12:24.120
  • - FOR SURE. I MEAN, IRAN HAS SAID NUMEROUS TIMES
  • 00:12:24.140 --> 00:12:27.100
  • THAT THEIR MOST SUCCESSFUL TOOL OF EXPORTING
  • 00:12:27.120 --> 00:12:30.050
  • THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION HAS BEEN HEZBOLLAH.
  • 00:12:30.070 --> 00:12:33.010
  • HEZBOLLAH WAS FOUNDED DURING THE CIVIL WAR IN LEBANON,
  • 00:12:33.030 --> 00:12:36.110
  • AND IRAN HAVE SHOWN FOOTAGE OF THEIR TROOPS
  • 00:12:36.130 --> 00:12:40.030
  • GOING TO LEBANON TO CREATE AND TRAIN HEZBOLLAH,
  • 00:12:40.050 --> 00:12:43.040
  • AND ESSENTIALLY, IT IS THEIR MOST SUCCESSFUL PROXY.
  • 00:12:43.060 --> 00:12:48.050
  • HEZBOLLAH'S GROWTH, HEZBOLLAH'S EXPANSION, THEIR WEAPONRY,
  • 00:12:48.070 --> 00:12:53.180
  • ALL OF IT HAS IRANIAN FINGERPRINTS ON IT.
  • 00:12:53.200 --> 00:12:55.210
  • HEZBOLLAH OPERATES ON IRANIAN ORDERS,
  • 00:12:55.230 --> 00:12:57.180
  • AND THAT'S SOMETHING HEZBOLLAH HAVE ACCEPTED.
  • 00:12:57.200 --> 00:12:59.200
  • - AND KASIM, YOU DOCUMENTED HERE FOR CUFI
  • 00:12:59.220 --> 00:13:01.290
  • HOW HEZBOLLAH'S TENTACLES NOW SPREAD
  • 00:13:02.010 --> 00:13:05.040
  • NOT ONLY FROM SOUTHERN LEBANON, BUT ALSO INTO SYRIA.
  • 00:13:05.060 --> 00:13:08.210
  • TALK ABOUT WHY SYRIA IS SO IMPORTANT
  • 00:13:08.230 --> 00:13:11.070
  • IN IRAN'S GREATER GOALS TO DESTROY ISRAEL.
  • 00:13:11.090 --> 00:13:14.140
  • - NOW YOU HAVE IRANIAN ENTRENCHMENT ON TWO,
  • 00:13:14.160 --> 00:13:17.050
  • WE COULD ARGUE THREE, WITH GAZA, ISRAELI BORDERS,
  • 00:13:17.070 --> 00:13:19.270
  • AND YOU HAVE DIRECT SUPPLY LINES.
  • 00:13:19.290 --> 00:13:21.120
  • IRAN ARE FLYING FLIGHTS FULL OF WEAPONRY, MISSILES,
  • 00:13:21.140 --> 00:13:24.250
  • ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY, STRAIGHT INTO SYRIA,
  • 00:13:24.270 --> 00:13:26.180
  • AND THEY HAVE LAND ROUTES RIGHT INTO LEBANON,
  • 00:13:26.200 --> 00:13:28.260
  • AND THE UN AREN'T REALLY DOING MUCH.
  • 00:13:28.280 --> 00:13:31.280
  • - YEAH, YEAH, TO SAY THE LEAST. SURPRISE, SURPRISE, RIGHT?
  • 00:13:32.000 --> 00:13:34.100
  • NOW, ARI, WE KNOW THAT THE IRANIAN REGIME WANTS TO FORM A
  • 00:13:34.120 --> 00:13:36.210
  • LAND CORRIDOR FROM TEHRAN ALL THE WAY TO THE MEDITERRANEAN.
  • 00:13:36.230 --> 00:13:39.290
  • TALK MORE ABOUT, NUMBER ONE, THAT LAND CORRIDOR GOAL
  • 00:13:40.010 --> 00:13:43.060
  • OF THE IRANIANS, BUT NUMBER TWO,
  • 00:13:43.080 --> 00:13:45.000
  • IRAN'S INFLUENCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST
  • 00:13:45.020 --> 00:13:46.240
  • IS PRETTY MUCH CONTROLLING FOUR ARAB CAPITALS.
  • 00:13:46.260 --> 00:13:49.010
  • - THAT'S RIGHT, AT THE END OF THE DAY,
  • 00:13:49.030 --> 00:13:51.090
  • IT'S A KEY FIGURE THAT WE NEED TO CONSIDER.
  • 00:13:51.110 --> 00:13:53.100
  • IRAN SPENDS $16 BILLION A YEAR
  • 00:13:53.120 --> 00:13:57.150
  • PROPPING UP DICTATORS AND SUPPORTING TERRORISTS.
  • 00:13:57.170 --> 00:14:00.190
  • THAT'S MORE THAN THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES
  • 00:14:00.210 --> 00:14:02.160
  • DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION'S ANNUAL BUDGET.
  • 00:14:02.180 --> 00:14:04.190
  • - 16 BILLION?
  • 00:14:04.210 --> 00:14:05.250
  • - $16 BILLION, ACCORDING TO A REPORT FROM--
  • 00:14:05.270 --> 00:14:07.250
  • - AND I SHUDDER TO ASK, ARI,
  • 00:14:07.270 --> 00:14:09.060
  • ABOUT WHAT ROLE THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL AND THE BILLIONS
  • 00:14:09.080 --> 00:14:11.260
  • WE GAVE BACK TO THE REGIME PLAYED IN THAT BUDGET.
  • 00:14:11.280 --> 00:14:14.080
  • - I THINK THAT THERE'S A FAIRLY EASY LOGICAL CONCLUSION,
  • 00:14:14.100 --> 00:14:17.130
  • THAT IF, AS THE IRAN DEAL DID, YOU GIVE A BAD ACTOR,
  • 00:14:17.150 --> 00:14:21.180
  • AN EVIL REGIME, $150 BILLION, THEY'RE GONNA USE IT
  • 00:14:21.200 --> 00:14:25.260
  • TO ENGAGE IN BAD ACTIONS TO ADVANCE THEIR EVIL REGIME.
  • 00:14:25.280 --> 00:14:29.140
  • SO WHETHER IT'S IN YEMEN WHERE THEY'RE FIGHTING,
  • 00:14:29.160 --> 00:14:32.090
  • WHETHER IT'S IN LEBANON WHERE THEY ARE ESSENTIALLY,
  • 00:14:32.110 --> 00:14:35.100
  • THROUGH HEZBOLLAH, THE DE FACTO RULERS
  • 00:14:35.120 --> 00:14:37.130
  • OF THE SOUTH OF THE COUNTRY, OR IT'S PROPPING UP
  • 00:14:37.150 --> 00:14:39.290
  • THE ASSAD REGIME AND ENSURING THAT THAT MURDEROUS,
  • 00:14:40.010 --> 00:14:42.120
  • ABHORRENT DICTATOR MANAGED TO STAY IN POWER.
  • 00:14:42.140 --> 00:14:45.020
  • IRAN HAS ITS TENTACLES THROUGHOUT THE MIDDLE EAST,
  • 00:14:45.040 --> 00:14:47.170
  • AND IRAN IS SPREADING EVIL AND VIOLENCE
  • 00:14:47.190 --> 00:14:49.240
  • AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY THAT THEY CAN IN THAT REGION.
  • 00:14:49.260 --> 00:14:52.180
  • - YEAH, AND A SCARY THOUGHT, TOO, GENTLEMEN,
  • 00:14:52.200 --> 00:14:54.040
  • WE'RE GONNA TALK ABOUT THIS AFTER THE BREAK,
  • 00:14:54.060 --> 00:14:55.120
  • IS IRAN AND HEZBOLLAH NOT ONLY HAVE THEIR TENTACLES
  • 00:14:55.140 --> 00:14:58.120
  • THROUGHOUT THE MIDDLE EAST AS ARI SAID.
  • 00:14:58.140 --> 00:15:00.050
  • THEY ALSO ARE SPREADING THEIR TENTACLES
  • 00:15:00.070 --> 00:15:02.110
  • IN YOUR BACK YARD RIGHT HERE IN THE WEST.
  • 00:15:02.130 --> 00:15:05.050
  • FIND OUT WHAT IRAN AND HEZBOLLAH ARE DOING
  • 00:15:05.070 --> 00:15:07.130
  • IN THE US AND BEYOND AFTER THE BREAK.
  • 00:15:07.150 --> 00:15:10.010
  • STICK AROUND.
  • 00:15:10.030 --> 00:15:12.020
  • HEY, EVERYONE, ERICK STAKELBECK HERE.
  • 00:15:12.040 --> 00:15:13.240
  • I WANT YOU TO JOIN ME IN WASHINGTON, D.C. THIS JULY
  • 00:15:13.260 --> 00:15:17.210
  • FOR THE PREMIERE PRO-ISRAEL EVENT IN THE UNITED STATES.
  • 00:15:17.230 --> 00:15:21.130
  • THE 14TH ANNUAL CUFI WASHINGTON SUMMIT WILL
  • 00:15:21.150 --> 00:15:24.040
  • BE HELD ON JULY 7, 8 AND 9 AT THE DC CONVENTION CENTER,
  • 00:15:24.060 --> 00:15:28.190
  • AND IT WILL BE OUR BIGGEST AND BEST YET.
  • 00:15:28.210 --> 00:15:31.190
  • THOUSANDS OF PRO-ISRAEL CHRISTIANS
  • 00:15:31.210 --> 00:15:33.270
  • WILL JOIN TOGETHER AND LIFT THEIR VOICES
  • 00:15:33.290 --> 00:15:36.150
  • IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL FOR ZION'S SAKE.
  • 00:15:36.170 --> 00:15:39.240
  • CUFI'S FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN,
  • 00:15:39.260 --> 00:15:41.110
  • THE ONE AND ONLY PASTOR JOHN HAGEE WILL BE THERE.
  • 00:15:41.130 --> 00:15:44.050
  • HE'LL BE JOINED BY THE US AMBASSADOR TO ISRAEL
  • 00:15:44.070 --> 00:15:46.260
  • DAVID FRIEDMAN AND MANY OTHER VERY SPECIAL GUESTS.
  • 00:15:46.280 --> 00:15:50.060
  • BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, ATTENDING CUFI'S WASHINGTON SUMMIT
  • 00:15:50.080 --> 00:15:53.240
  • GIVES YOU THE CHANCE TO PERSONALLY DELIVER A STRONG
  • 00:15:53.260 --> 00:15:57.040
  • PRO-ISRAEL MESSAGE TO YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.
  • 00:15:57.060 --> 00:16:00.160
  • I'LL BE IN DC THIS SUMMER, AND I HOPE YOU'LL BE THERE TOO
  • 00:16:00.180 --> 00:16:03.250
  • TO RAISE YOUR VOICE FOR ISRAEL FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS.
  • 00:16:03.270 --> 00:16:12.200
  • (MUSIC)
  • 00:16:12.220 --> 00:16:16.180
  • AND WELCOME BACK.
  • 00:16:16.200 --> 00:16:17.230
  • WE ARE WITH OUR WATCHMAN ALL STAR PANEL,
  • 00:16:17.250 --> 00:16:19.200
  • CUFI'S COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR ARI MORGENSTERN,
  • 00:16:19.220 --> 00:16:22.020
  • OUR MIDDLE EAST ANALYST KASIM HAFEEZ.
  • 00:16:22.040 --> 00:16:24.090
  • WE'RE TALKING IRAN, HEZBOLLAH, SYRIA, AND MUCH MORE.
  • 00:16:24.110 --> 00:16:28.160
  • BUT GENTLEMEN, WE'RE ALSO TALKING
  • 00:16:28.180 --> 00:16:29.290
  • ABOUT THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE, WHAT IRAN AND HEZBOLLAH
  • 00:16:30.010 --> 00:16:33.250
  • ARE DOING RIGHT HERE IN OUR BACK YARD.
  • 00:16:33.270 --> 00:16:36.240
  • KASIM, TALK ABOUT IRANIAN INFLUENCE IN THE WEST.
  • 00:16:36.260 --> 00:16:41.030
  • - SO, AS I SAID BEFORE, IRAN, FROM THE OUTSET
  • 00:16:41.050 --> 00:16:43.210
  • OF THE REVOLUTION, MADE IT CLEAR THAT THIS WAS GONNA BE
  • 00:16:43.230 --> 00:16:45.140
  • A GLOBAL REVOLUTION, IT WASN'T GONNA STAY IN IRAN.
  • 00:16:45.160 --> 00:16:47.280
  • AND THEY'VE SPREAD WESTWARDS.
  • 00:16:48.000 --> 00:16:49.050
  • YOU HAVE VARIOUS FOUNDATIONS, NONPROFITS
  • 00:16:49.070 --> 00:16:52.050
  • ALL OVER WESTERN EUROPE WHICH ARE FUNDED BY IRAN.
  • 00:16:52.070 --> 00:16:54.170
  • THE LINKS ARE CLEARLY THERE.
  • 00:16:54.190 --> 00:16:55.280
  • THIS ISN'T SPECULATION, AND THEY'RE ENTRENCHED THERE.
  • 00:16:56.000 --> 00:16:59.270
  • BUT EVEN MORE RELEVANT TO US HERE.
  • 00:16:59.290 --> 00:17:01.160
  • - SO THEY'RE KIND OF FRONT GROUPS I GUESS OBVIOUSLY.
  • 00:17:01.180 --> 00:17:02.290
  • - YEAH, YOU KNOW, THEY'RE PROMOTING THE IDEOLOGY
  • 00:17:03.010 --> 00:17:05.050
  • AND WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE? - YEAH.
  • 00:17:05.070 --> 00:17:07.090
  • - BUT HERE IN NORTH AMERICA AND SOUTH AMERICA,
  • 00:17:07.110 --> 00:17:10.050
  • THERE IS DOCUMENTED EVIDENCE OF IRANIAN HEZBOLLAH GROUPS
  • 00:17:10.070 --> 00:17:14.270
  • COMMITTING ACTS OF TERROR, ARGENTINA FOR EXAMPLE
  • 00:17:14.290 --> 00:17:17.150
  • WITH THE EMBASSY BOMBING, THE AMIA CENTER.
  • 00:17:17.170 --> 00:17:19.270
  • - [ERICK] 1994. - YEAH.
  • 00:17:19.290 --> 00:17:21.210
  • NOW YOU'VE GOT INVOLVEMENT WITHIN THE DRUGS TRADE,
  • 00:17:21.230 --> 00:17:24.280
  • INVOLVEMENT WITH CARTELS, ESPECIALLY WITHIN THAT
  • 00:17:25.000 --> 00:17:28.010
  • BORDER REGION, AND THERE'VE BEEN NUMEROUS INCIDENCES
  • 00:17:28.030 --> 00:17:31.280
  • IN RECENT YEARS OF HEZBOLLAH OR IRANIAN OPERATIVES
  • 00:17:32.000 --> 00:17:36.210
  • BEING ARRESTED IN THE UNITED STATES.
  • 00:17:36.230 --> 00:17:38.130
  • - WOW, A SCARY, SCARY THOUGHT.
  • 00:17:38.150 --> 00:17:40.080
  • AND KASIM, THIS IS KIND OF THE A TEAM
  • 00:17:40.100 --> 00:17:43.200
  • OF TERRORISM, AS HEZBOLLAH HAS BEEN CALLED.
  • 00:17:43.220 --> 00:17:45.120
  • THIS IS A TERRORIST ARMY WITH EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE
  • 00:17:45.140 --> 00:17:48.030
  • IN THESE KIND OF OVERSEAS OPERATIONS.
  • 00:17:48.050 --> 00:17:49.260
  • - YEAH, I MEAN, THEY ARE INCREDIBLY EFFECTIVE,
  • 00:17:49.280 --> 00:17:51.220
  • YOU CAN'T DENY THAT, AND TO CALL THEM
  • 00:17:51.240 --> 00:17:54.110
  • A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION IS ALMOST DOWNPLAYING
  • 00:17:54.130 --> 00:17:57.060
  • HOW POWERFUL AND HOW STRATEGICALLY-MINDED THEY ARE
  • 00:17:57.080 --> 00:18:00.180
  • IN THEIR ABILITY TO PULL OFF THESE VERY BIG OPERATIONS.
  • 00:18:00.200 --> 00:18:03.120
  • - YEAH, IT'S A SCARY THOUGHT.
  • 00:18:03.140 --> 00:18:05.030
  • ARI, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE.
  • 00:18:05.050 --> 00:18:07.160
  • SOUTH AMERICA HAS BEEN SOMEWHAT OF A HOTBED
  • 00:18:07.180 --> 00:18:09.280
  • FOR HEZBOLLAH INFLUENCE, I THINK OF VENEZUELA OBVIOUSLY,
  • 00:18:10.000 --> 00:18:12.140
  • A COUNTRY HAVING ITS OWN PROBLEMS RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:18:12.160 --> 00:18:14.010
  • BUT TALK A BIT MORE ABOUT THAT HEZBOLLAH INFLUENCE
  • 00:18:14.030 --> 00:18:17.210
  • AND PRESENCE AT AMERICA'S DOORSTEP THERE IN SOUTH AMERICA?
  • 00:18:17.230 --> 00:18:20.160
  • - WELL, I THINK KASIM REALLY HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD
  • 00:18:20.180 --> 00:18:22.190
  • WHEN HE TALKED ABOUT THE BOMBINGS IN ARGENTINA.
  • 00:18:22.210 --> 00:18:24.120
  • THIS IS NOT A NEW PROBLEM,
  • 00:18:24.140 --> 00:18:26.000
  • AND THIS IS NOT A NEW TARGET FOR IRAN.
  • 00:18:26.020 --> 00:18:28.090
  • IRAN, AS HE SAID, IT DOESN'T OPERATE
  • 00:18:28.110 --> 00:18:31.000
  • LIKE A RAGTAG GROUP OF TERRORISTS.
  • 00:18:31.020 --> 00:18:33.130
  • IT HAS A FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SERVICES
  • 00:18:33.150 --> 00:18:35.160
  • FOR ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES. IT HAS FOREIGN OPERATIVES.
  • 00:18:35.180 --> 00:18:38.030
  • VENEZUELA, ARGENTINA, PARAGUAY, BRAZIL.
  • 00:18:38.050 --> 00:18:41.260
  • ALL OF THESE COUNTRIES IN SOUTH AMERICA,
  • 00:18:41.280 --> 00:18:44.240
  • THEY HAVE LONG BEEN TARGETS OF THE IRANIANS.
  • 00:18:44.260 --> 00:18:47.090
  • THERE ARE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE ASSOCIATED,
  • 00:18:47.110 --> 00:18:49.280
  • WHETHER DIRECTLY OR LOOSELY,
  • 00:18:50.000 --> 00:18:51.140
  • WITH IRAN'S FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS,
  • 00:18:51.160 --> 00:18:54.130
  • WITH THEIR FOREIGN TERRORIST PROXY HEZBOLLAH,
  • 00:18:54.150 --> 00:18:57.040
  • ALL ACROSS SOUTH AMERICA, AND AS KASIM SAID,
  • 00:18:57.060 --> 00:18:59.160
  • EVEN HERE IN THE UNITED STATES.
  • 00:18:59.180 --> 00:19:01.100
  • THIS IS NOT A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION
  • 00:19:01.120 --> 00:19:03.290
  • THAT IS HIDDEN IN SOME CAVE.
  • 00:19:04.010 --> 00:19:05.210
  • THIS IS A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION WITH GLOBAL REACH,
  • 00:19:05.230 --> 00:19:08.070
  • AND WE NEED TO BE PAYING VERY CLOSE ATTENTION
  • 00:19:08.090 --> 00:19:10.060
  • TO WHAT THEY'RE TRYING TO ACHIEVE IN SOUTH AMERICA.
  • 00:19:10.080 --> 00:19:12.080
  • - KASIM, THE GOLAN HEIGHTS, OBVIOUSLY A BUFFER
  • 00:19:12.100 --> 00:19:15.050
  • BETWEEN ISRAEL AND SYRIA IN MANY WAYS.
  • 00:19:15.070 --> 00:19:19.010
  • WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT FOR ISRAEL TO KEEP IRAN
  • 00:19:19.030 --> 00:19:22.070
  • OFF THE GOLAN HEIGHTS, 'CAUSE IRAN SEEMS
  • 00:19:22.090 --> 00:19:24.000
  • VERY DETERMINED TO HAVE A PRESENCE THERE.
  • 00:19:24.020 --> 00:19:26.060
  • - THROUGHOUT ISRAEL'S HISTORY,
  • 00:19:26.080 --> 00:19:27.160
  • AFTER THE WAR OF INDEPENDENCE, FROM 1948 TO 1967,
  • 00:19:27.180 --> 00:19:32.250
  • SYRIANS WERE JUST FIRING ARTILLERY INTO ISRAEL.
  • 00:19:32.270 --> 00:19:35.260
  • IT WAS VERY CONVENIENT. - THEY HAD THE HIGH GROUND.
  • 00:19:35.280 --> 00:19:37.250
  • ESSENTIALLY, WITH THE GOLAN, YOU HAVE THE HIGH GROUND NOW.
  • 00:19:37.270 --> 00:19:40.000
  • - [KASIM] YEAH, AND THERE WAS
  • 00:19:40.020 --> 00:19:41.040
  • THOUSANDS OF ATTACKS IN THAT PERIOD.
  • 00:19:41.060 --> 00:19:42.130
  • THE ONLY TIME THE GOLAN HEIGHTS HAVE KNOWN PEACE
  • 00:19:42.150 --> 00:19:44.130
  • FOR ISRAEL IS WHEN THEY CONTROLLED THEM.
  • 00:19:44.150 --> 00:19:46.160
  • AND COULD YOU IMAGINE THEN HAVING IRAN THERE IN 2019
  • 00:19:46.180 --> 00:19:51.100
  • WITH SOPHISTICATED MISSILES,
  • 00:19:51.120 --> 00:19:53.030
  • WITH THE ABILITY TO LOOK DEEP INTO ISRAEL?
  • 00:19:53.050 --> 00:19:55.140
  • - DOWN INTO GALILEE. NIGHTMARE SCENARIO.
  • 00:19:55.160 --> 00:19:57.280
  • - [KASIM] AND ISRAEL'S A NARROW COUNTRY.
  • 00:19:58.000 --> 00:19:59.130
  • IT DOESN'T HAVE STRATEGIC DEPTH, AND TO LOSE THAT HIGH GROUND
  • 00:19:59.150 --> 00:20:02.190
  • WOULD BE, I MEAN, IT'S UNTHINKABLE.
  • 00:20:02.210 --> 00:20:04.180
  • - IT'S UNTHINKABLE. THAT'S THE BEST WAY TO PUT IT, KASIM.
  • 00:20:04.200 --> 00:20:07.050
  • NOW, ARI, THERE IS TALK IN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION EVEN,
  • 00:20:07.070 --> 00:20:11.020
  • ABOUT WAYS TO REINFORCE ISRAEL'S OWNERSHIP OF THE GOLAN.
  • 00:20:11.040 --> 00:20:15.010
  • TELL US ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:20:15.030 --> 00:20:16.110
  • - [ARI] WELL, I THINK THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION,
  • 00:20:16.130 --> 00:20:18.280
  • AND I THINK THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE FOCUSED
  • 00:20:19.000 --> 00:20:21.020
  • ON THE STRATEGIC ELEMENTS THAT KASIM JUST DISCUSSED
  • 00:20:21.040 --> 00:20:23.230
  • UNDERSTAND THAT THERE'S NO FATHOMABLE WAY THAT AN ISRAELI
  • 00:20:23.250 --> 00:20:27.180
  • GOVERNMENT CAN RESPONSIBLY TURN THE HIGH GROUND,
  • 00:20:27.200 --> 00:20:30.160
  • THE STRATEGIC HIGH GROUND, BACK OVER TO SYRIA.
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  • THE GOLAN HEIGHTS ARE GONNA REMAIN A PART OF ISRAEL
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  • IN PERPETUITY IN MY VIEW.
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  • THE ISRAELIS HAVE ALREADY EXTENDED ADMINISTRATIVE
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  • AND TRADITIONAL LAWS THERE.
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  • THE TIME HAS COME AT CUFI, WE BELIEVE,
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  • FOR THE ADMINISTRATION, FOR THE US GOVERNMENT,
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  • TO RECOGNIZE ISRAELI SOVEREIGNTY
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  • OVER THE GOLAN HEIGHTS BECAUSE IT'S SIMPLY NO OTHER WAY
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  • TO ENSURE PEACE FOR THE GALILEANS.
  • 00:20:52.170 --> 00:20:54.230
  • - IT'S LONG OVERDUE.
  • 00:20:54.250 --> 00:20:56.040
  • AND NOW, WE KNOW THERE'S OTHER LEGISLATION IN THE WORKS
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  • REGARDING IRAN AND SOME OTHER GOOD STUFF
  • 00:20:59.080 --> 00:21:00.240
  • WE'LL BRING YOU BACK ON TO TALK ABOUT.
  • 00:21:00.260 --> 00:21:02.010
  • ANYTHING YOU WANNA SHARE BEFORE WE GO?
  • 00:21:02.030 --> 00:21:03.110
  • - WELL, I'LL SIMPLY SAY THAT THE ONLY THING
  • 00:21:03.130 --> 00:21:05.040
  • THAT IRAN HAS RESPONDED TO OVER THE YEARS
  • 00:21:05.060 --> 00:21:08.170
  • HAVE BEEN STRONG, BITING SANCTIONS.
  • 00:21:08.190 --> 00:21:11.010
  • NOW, WE WERE VERY GRATEFUL FOR THE PRESIDENT
  • 00:21:11.030 --> 00:21:15.130
  • TEARING UP THE JCPOA, THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL.
  • 00:21:15.150 --> 00:21:15.170
  • WE'RE VERY GRATEFUL FOR THE SANCTIONS
  • 00:21:18.180 --> 00:21:19.280
  • THAT WERE REIMPOSED, BUT MORE MUST BE DONE.
  • 00:21:20.000 --> 00:21:22.170
  • IRAN CONTINUES TO TRY TO EXTEND ITS ISLAMIC REVOLUTION
  • 00:21:22.190 --> 00:21:27.210
  • THROUGHOUT THE REGION, AND FRANKLY, THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.
  • 00:21:27.230 --> 00:21:30.050
  • THE ONLY THING TO WHICH THEY HAVE RESPONDED ARE SANCTIONS,
  • 00:21:30.070 --> 00:21:33.200
  • AND I FULLY EXPECT THAT IN THE COMING MONTHS,
  • 00:21:33.220 --> 00:21:36.020
  • THE COMING YEAR, WE'RE GONNA SEE SOME ADDITIONAL
  • 00:21:36.040 --> 00:21:38.040
  • STRONG, BITING SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAN THAT CURTAILS
  • 00:21:38.060 --> 00:21:42.070
  • ITS ABILITY TO FINANCE TERRORISTS LIKE HEZBOLLAH.
  • 00:21:42.090 --> 00:21:45.180
  • - THANKFULLY, ARI, BECAUSE SANCTIONS ARE REALLY
  • 00:21:45.200 --> 00:21:47.120
  • THE ONLY THING THAT HAS WORKED AGAINST IRAN.
  • 00:21:47.140 --> 00:21:49.030
  • - IT'S THE ONLY THING, THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:21:49.050 --> 00:21:50.190
  • - KASIM, YOU HAVE SOME EXCITING THINGS IN THE WORK FOR CUFI.
  • 00:21:50.210 --> 00:21:53.000
  • WE HAVE A NEW MORNING BRIEFING EMAIL
  • 00:21:53.020 --> 00:21:55.140
  • THAT YOU'RE GONNA BE PUTTING TOGETHER EVERY DAY.
  • 00:21:55.160 --> 00:21:57.000
  • IT'S COMING OUT.
  • 00:21:57.020 --> 00:21:58.070
  • TELL US MORE ABOUT IT AND HOW EVERYONE AT HOME
  • 00:21:58.090 --> 00:22:00.050
  • CAN SIGN UP FOR THIS EMAIL.
  • 00:22:00.070 --> 00:22:01.200
  • - FIVE DAYS A WEEK, MONDAY TO FRIDAY,
  • 00:22:01.220 --> 00:22:03.110
  • AND YOU CAN GO ON THE WEBSITE AND OPT IN.
  • 00:22:03.130 --> 00:22:06.020
  • IT WILL BE CUFI'S DAILY BRIEFING,
  • 00:22:06.040 --> 00:22:08.050
  • AND WE'LL HAVE FIVE OR SIX OF THE BEST NEWS STORIES,
  • 00:22:08.070 --> 00:22:11.170
  • MOST IMPORTANT THINGS THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR THAT DAY,
  • 00:22:11.190 --> 00:22:13.250
  • JUST TO KEEP YOU UP-TO-DATE AND EDUCATED
  • 00:22:13.270 --> 00:22:15.200
  • SO WHEN YOU'RE HAVING THOSE CONVERSATIONS,
  • 00:22:15.220 --> 00:22:17.140
  • YOU'RE HEARING THESE THINGS, YOU KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON.
  • 00:22:17.160 --> 00:22:20.170
  • - YEAH, YOU CAN EDUCATE YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR FAMILY,
  • 00:22:20.190 --> 00:22:24.020
  • EVERYONE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON
  • 00:22:24.040 --> 00:22:25.230
  • IN ISRAEL AND WHY IT MATTERS TO THEM.
  • 00:22:25.250 --> 00:22:27.090
  • GUYS, THANKS FOR EDUCATING US TODAY.
  • 00:22:27.110 --> 00:22:29.010
  • ARI MORGENSTERN AND KASIM HAFEEZ, GREAT JOB, GENTLEMEN.
  • 00:22:29.030 --> 00:22:31.180
  • FOLKS, SEE THE WEBSITE THERE, CUFI.ORG.
  • 00:22:31.200 --> 00:22:34.120
  • SIGN UP FOR THAT MORNING BRIEFING, GREAT INFORMATION
  • 00:22:34.140 --> 00:22:37.070
  • THAT YOU WILL NOT GET ANYWHERE ELSE.
  • 00:22:37.090 --> 00:22:39.240
  • COMING UP AFTER THE BREAK, MY FINAL THOUGHTS FROM JERUSALEM.
  • 00:22:39.260 --> 00:22:43.090
  • WE HAD A BIG PARTY THERE RECENTLY
  • 00:22:43.110 --> 00:22:44.280
  • FOR OUR FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN PASTOR JOHN HAGEE.
  • 00:22:45.000 --> 00:22:47.050
  • WE WILL TAKE YOU THERE AFTER THE BREAK. STICK AROUND.
  • 00:22:47.070 --> 00:22:51.090
  • - [ANNOUNCER] EVERY YEAR, THE CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR ISRAEL
  • 00:22:51.110 --> 00:22:54.030
  • WASHINGTON SUMMIT GETS BIGGER, BETTER, AND MORE POWERFUL.
  • 00:22:54.050 --> 00:22:57.190
  • - I HAVE FAITH THAT WITH GOD'S HELP,
  • 00:22:57.210 --> 00:22:59.060
  • WITH THE MEN AND WOMEN GATHERED HERE, WITH ALL THOSE
  • 00:22:59.080 --> 00:23:02.040
  • WHO CHERISH ISRAEL AND WITH PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP
  • 00:23:02.060 --> 00:23:05.130
  • IN THE WHITE HOUSE, THE BEST DAYS FOR ISRAEL
  • 00:23:05.150 --> 00:23:08.170
  • AND FOR AMERICA TOGETHER ARE YET TO COME.
  • 00:23:08.190 --> 00:23:12.200
  • - WHAT'S AMAZING ABOUT CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR ISRAEL
  • 00:23:12.220 --> 00:23:15.290
  • IS NOT JUST THE POWER OF YOUR VOICE;
  • 00:23:16.010 --> 00:23:18.190
  • IT'S ALSO THE IMPORTANCE OF THE CAUSE
  • 00:23:18.210 --> 00:23:21.050
  • YOU HAVE DEDICATED YOUR VOICE TO.
  • 00:23:21.070 --> 00:23:23.100
  • STANDING UP AGAINST THIS GLOBAL PRESSURE CAMPAIGN
  • 00:23:23.120 --> 00:23:26.050
  • ON ISRAEL AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE GOES TO THE HEART
  • 00:23:26.070 --> 00:23:29.230
  • OF OUR FRIENDSHIP AND THE HEART OF AMERICA,
  • 00:23:29.250 --> 00:23:32.080
  • AND THE TIP OF THE SPHERE IS CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR ISRAEL.
  • 00:23:32.100 --> 00:23:36.190
  • - [ANNOUNCER] JOIN PASTOR HAGEE AND TOP LEADERS FROM ISRAEL
  • 00:23:36.210 --> 00:23:39.130
  • AND AMERICA THIS JULY FOR THE 2019 CUFI WASHINGTON SUMMIT.
  • 00:23:39.150 --> 00:23:44.130
  • REGISTER NOW AT WWW.CUFI.ORG/SUMMIT.
  • 00:23:44.150 --> 00:23:49.100
  • (MUSIC)
  • 00:23:49.120 --> 00:23:53.110
  • - AND WELCOME BACK.
  • 00:23:53.130 --> 00:23:54.240
  • YOU KNOW, 2018 MARKED THE 60-YEAR ANNIVERSARY IN MINISTRY
  • 00:23:54.260 --> 00:23:58.290
  • OF CUFI'S FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN,
  • 00:23:59.010 --> 00:24:01.060
  • THE ONE AND ONLY PASTOR JOHN HAGEE.
  • 00:24:01.080 --> 00:24:03.200
  • NOW, WE COULD THINK OF NO BETTER PLACE TO CELEBRATE THIS
  • 00:24:03.220 --> 00:24:07.060
  • MILESTONE THAN IN THE CITY OF JERUSALEM, A CITY THAT'S
  • 00:24:07.080 --> 00:24:11.080
  • PLAYED SUCH A CENTRAL ROLE IN PASTOR HAGEE'S LIFE.
  • 00:24:11.100 --> 00:24:14.140
  • SO NOT ONLY DID WE GET A CHANCE TO CELEBRATE PASTOR HAGEE
  • 00:24:14.160 --> 00:24:17.210
  • AND HIS MILESTONE; WE ALSO HAD THE CHANCE TO CELEBRATE
  • 00:24:17.230 --> 00:24:21.060
  • HIS GOOD FRIEND RABBI ARYEH SHEINBERG FOR HIS GROUNDBREAKING
  • 00:24:21.080 --> 00:24:25.150
  • WORK IN BRINGING JEWS AND CHRISTIANS TOGETHER.
  • 00:24:25.170 --> 00:24:28.220
  • RABBI SHEINBERG IS A DEAR AND INFLUENTIAL FRIEND OF CUFI.
  • 00:24:28.240 --> 00:24:32.260
  • LET'S LOOK AT SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM THOSE
  • 00:24:32.280 --> 00:24:34.250
  • TWO GREAT EVENTS HONORING TWO GREAT MEN IN JERUSALEM.
  • 00:24:34.270 --> 00:24:39.080
  • (TRIUMPHANT INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)
  • 00:24:39.100 --> 00:24:49.210
  • - THE JEWISH PEOPLE ARE STILL THE CHERISHED PEOPLE.
  • 00:24:49.230 --> 00:24:52.120
  • THEY ARE STILL A COVENANT PEOPLE.
  • 00:24:52.140 --> 00:24:54.230
  • THEY ARE PEOPLE CHOSEN OF GOD.
  • 00:24:54.250 --> 00:24:57.050
  • THEY HAVE NOT BEEN REPLACED.
  • 00:24:57.070 --> 00:24:59.090
  • THE LAND OF ISRAEL IS THEIRS.
  • 00:24:59.110 --> 00:25:02.050
  • - I WOULD SAY MAYBE THE MOST PRECIOUS MOMENTS
  • 00:25:02.070 --> 00:25:04.210
  • THAT I HAVE SPENT AT THE WALL ARE WITH PASTOR,
  • 00:25:04.230 --> 00:25:09.070
  • PRAYING TOGETHER, HOLDING EACH OTHER, FOR THE SUCCESS
  • 00:25:09.090 --> 00:25:17.080
  • IN BUILDING LOVE BETWEEN CHRISTIANS AND JEWS.
  • 00:25:17.100 --> 00:25:22.190
  • - THANK YOU, SIR, FOR THE JOY OF A LIFETIME,
  • 00:25:22.210 --> 00:25:27.040
  • TO STAND BEHIND THAT MICROPHONE AND SAY,
  • 00:25:27.060 --> 00:25:30.060
  • ISRAEL LIVES, ISRAEL LIVES, ISRAEL LIVES.
  • 00:25:30.080 --> 00:25:34.260
  • (AUDIENCE APPLAUDS)
  • 00:25:34.280 --> 00:25:37.170
  • I'M ALSO DEEPLY HUMBLED BY THE FACT
  • 00:25:37.190 --> 00:25:40.260
  • THAT THE STATE OF ISRAEL HONORED ME BY SELECTING ME
  • 00:25:40.280 --> 00:25:44.000
  • AS ONE OF THE 70 PEOPLE ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH
  • 00:25:44.020 --> 00:25:47.260
  • THAT HAVE HELPED ISRAEL THE MOST SINCE STATEHOOD.
  • 00:25:47.280 --> 00:25:51.150
  • (AUDIENCE APPLAUDS)
  • 00:25:51.170 --> 00:25:56.040
  • - NOW, IT WAS AN HONOR TO ATTEND BOTH OF THOSE EVENTS,
  • 00:25:56.060 --> 00:25:58.250
  • AND FOLKS, IT'S VERY CLEAR, GOD ALMIGHTY IS DOING
  • 00:25:58.270 --> 00:26:01.250
  • SOMETHING SPECIAL BRINGING CHRISTIANS
  • 00:26:01.270 --> 00:26:04.000
  • AND JEWS TOGETHER FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS.
  • 00:26:04.020 --> 00:26:06.200
  • NOT ONLY THAT; AS WE'VE TOLD YOU THROUGHOUT THIS SHOW,
  • 00:26:06.220 --> 00:26:09.180
  • ISRAEL IS STEPPING INTO ITS DESTINY
  • 00:26:09.200 --> 00:26:12.020
  • AS A LIGHT UNTO THE NATIONS.
  • 00:26:12.040 --> 00:26:13.230
  • WE SEE VERSE AFTER VERSE IN THE BOOK OF ISAIAH PROMISING
  • 00:26:13.250 --> 00:26:17.290
  • EXACTLY THAT, AND NOW IT'S HAPPENING BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES.
  • 00:26:18.010 --> 00:26:22.200
  • WE LIVE IN BIBLE TIMES, AND YOU CAN BE A PART OF THIS STORY,
  • 00:26:22.220 --> 00:26:26.110
  • THIS GREAT BIBLE STORY, THAT'S BEING WRITTEN TODAY.
  • 00:26:26.130 --> 00:26:29.190
  • YOU SEE THE NUMBER AND THE WEBSITE ON YOUR SCREEN?
  • 00:26:29.210 --> 00:26:32.150
  • CALL OR CLICK AND JOIN CUFI FOR ZION'S SAKE.
  • 00:26:32.170 --> 00:26:37.240
  • WELL, THANKS FOR JOINING US THIS WEEK HERE ON THE WATCHMAN.
  • 00:26:37.260 --> 00:26:41.260
  • UNTIL NEXT TIME, GOD BLESS YOU, AND REMEMBER,
  • 00:26:41.280 --> 00:26:44.260
  • NEVER HOLD YOUR PEACE.
  • 00:26:44.280 --> 00:26:46.290
  • (MUSIC)
  • 00:26:47.010 --> 00:26:48.000