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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Jerusalem Dateline Show: Easter Special

This week on Jerusalem Dateline: Every year, thousands of Christians from around the world celebrate Easter week in Jerusalem. We'll take you to the places where the passion and the resurrection of Jesus took place.

Plus, the creative brilliance behind a religious classic. We go into the mind of the man who made Ben-Hur.

And, a look at what goes into making the traditional Passover dish, Matzah. We'll tell you about its spiritual significance for both Jews and Christians.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Jerusalem Dateline Show: Medical Marvels in Israel

This week on Jerusalem Dateline: The book of Isaiah talks about a time when the eyes of the blind will be opened and the lame will leap like a deer.

Today, those words are coming true through technology like a "bionic eye" and a "breath-a-lyzer" that detects cancer and a device that helps paraplegics run marathons.

Thanks to some remarkable medical breakthroughs by doctors and scientists in Israel.

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Monday, April 07, 2014

Jerusalem Dateline Show: The Center of the World

This week on Jerusalem Dateline: We go straight into the middle of a hot debate over dividing Jerusalem to find out who is taking a stand for Zion.

Plus, we look at the battle for the Temple Mount and how Muslim leaders have been spreading lies throughout history to keep Jews from praying on their holy site.

Finally, Jerusalem is holy to three faiths, the prize of empires and the site of judgment day. How did this small town in a remote country become the center of the world?

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Jerusalem Dateline Show: The Schindler of the Music World

This week on Jerusalem Dateline: Orchestra of exiles. Meet the musician who saved hundreds of Jews from the Nazis and founded Israel's first national orchestra.

Plus, Syria's spreading civil war. The fighting is spilling over into neighboring countries, including Israel.

And, she's known on the Internet simply as the "Brave German Woman" and phone video of her has gone viral. We'll tell you what she did and why.

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Jerusalem Dateline Show: Russia, Ukraine and Israel

This week on Jerusalem Dateline: Russia's assault on Ukraine. How does it affect that country's Jews, and the nation of Israel?

Plus, thousands of years ago, the Jewish people faced extinction at the hands of a Persian official. Today, they celebrate their deliverance, well aware that it could happen again.

And, an anti-Semitic party gains ground in Hungary. Why the country's Christians and Jews it could become even more powerful in the upcoming elections.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Empowered 21

Coming May 2015, thousands of Christians will come from around the world to Jerusalem for an unprecedented event.

It's called the Empowered 21 Global Congress and part of a movement that could literally change the world and the course of history.

We talked recently with Empowered 21 Director and ORU President Billy Wilson about the impact of this global movement.

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Jerusalem Dateline Show: Rocket Fire on Israel

This week on Jerusalem Dateline: Israel intercepts weapons bound from Iran to the Gaza Strip, and Islamic militants launch a rocket attack against southern Israel.

Plus, we'll show you some of the most amazing discoveries of recent years. From King David's palace, to Solomon's Temple, and the places where some of the most famous prophets of the Bible worked and lived. How archaeology is confirming the history of the Bible, and bringing its characters to life.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Churchill of Our Times

For years before World War II, England's Winston Churchill warned of a "Gathering Storm" on the European continent as Adolf Hitler rose to power. Nazi Germany and its growing military might posed a threat to Western civilization and world peace.

Today another power - the Islamic Republic of Iran - poses a similar threat with its nuclear program.

You would think the world learned its lesson, but now like then many leaders and many nations choose to ignore the dangers and the warnings of a statesman like Churchill.

On Monday, March 10, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood in front of dozens of Iranian missiles bound for terror groups in the Gaza Strip. He warned the world as Churchill did in his generation about the dangers of a power dedicated to world domination.

He tolls the bell for the world. Here's his speech:

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Netanyahu Boards the Bus

On Monday, the Israeli Defense Forces showcased its haul of Iranian weapons bound for the Gaza Strip and its legion of terror groups.

The haul was impressive: 40 long range missiles, nearly 200 mortar shells, and 400,000 rounds of ammunition.

It was a long day of interviews and videotaping the armaments.

At the end of the day, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu boarded one of the press busses to speak to the foreign press.

Here's that rare address:

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Friday, March 07, 2014

Jerusalem Dateline Show: Dangers of Iran's Islamic State

This week on Jerusalem Dateline: Iran's threat to Israel. A new ambassador is working to educate America about the dangers of the Islamic state and why Christians play an important role in his work.

Plus: Chaos in Ukraine. As Russia establishes dominance in the East, the region's Jews are fearful of an anti-Semitic backlash.

And, meet a man who had read the entire Qu'ran by the time he was 6 years old and hear how a series of dreams led this Muslim to become a Christian.

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