Tonight on TBN: Israel’s Legendary Answer to 1948 Arab Blockade
It’s Jerusalem’s Jubilee.
This year marks 50 years since Israeli forces captured Jerusalem during the Six-Day War and re-established it as Israel’s capital city. Israel’s miraculous victory in June 1967 meant that the city of Jerusalem was once again under Jewish control for the first time in 2,000 years—which makes 2017 a Jubilee year. If that weren’t enough, President Trump will visit Jerusalem later this month. Will he announce during his visit that the U.S Embassy is moving from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem? Speculation is running rampant, and Jerusalem is at the center of the world’s attention, just as God said it would be (see: Zechariah 12:3).
But here’s something fascinating to think about: we almost didn’t get here. In 1948, just 19 years before the glorious Israeli victory in the Six-Day War, the Jewish population of Jerusalem was trapped by enemy forces and under siege. Israeli convoys carrying much-needed food, water and medical supplies had horrible difficulty breaking through this Arab blockade—and many Israelis lost their lives. The fate of not only Jerusalem, but the entire reborn nation of Israel hung in the balance. The solution was a marvel of building and engineering, a bypass road that became known as the Burma Road. And on tonight’s episode of “The Watchman” on TBN with Christians United for Israel, our good friend, renowned Israeli archaeologist and tour guide Danny “The Digger” Herman, joins us in Israel at the site of the Burma bypass road to share how it helped enable Israel–and Jerusalem—to survive and fight another day.
It’s an amazing tour through history that you won’t see anywhere else. Tune in or DVR tonight at 11:30 pm Eastern (10:30 pm Central, 7:30 pm Pacific) on TBN. And click here for a sneak peek.
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