A Christian film titled "In Our Hands" by the Christian Broadcasting Network will bring to the big screen the miraculous events that happened during the Six-Day War which caused the Jews to return to Jerusalem's Old City and the Western Wall.
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"In Our Hands" tells the story of the 55th Paratrooper Brigade of Israel whose soldiers fought for Jerusalem and declared that the Temple Mount was in their hands. The film will also feature an all-Israeli cast and will include first-hand interviews and reenactments of the events during the Six-Day War, The Jerusalem Post details.
The Six-Day War, which happened 50 years ago, changed the Middle East's political landscape because Jerusalem became a regional power after the Israel Defense Forces defeated three Arab armies in six days. However, Israel's international ties have also been affected when it annexed East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, The National Interest notes.
In addition, Israel sparked two wars with Egypt in 1968-1970 and in 1973 because of its occupation of the Sinai Peninsula. The two countries eventually struck a peace negotiation, and Israel's neighbors reportedly were unable to launch direct attacks against it.
In a statement, CBN spokesman Michael Conrad highlighted the importance of the Six-Day War to Christians, saying it is the fulfillment of Jesus' prophecy in Luke 21:24. The passage speaks about the fall of Jerusalem and how its people will be "led away captive into all nations." It also foretells how the Gentiles will conquer Jerusalem until a given time is fulfilled.
"We believe the times of the Gentiles have been fulfilled – the Jews are back, and Israel has been reborn," Conrad explained. "The Jews have been set apart, unable to assimilate into the cultures of the dispersion and are being gathered once more to the land of Israel."
"In Our Hands" will be shown for one night only at 7 pm local time on May 23 across 700 theaters in the U.S. Those who are unable to watch the special screening have the chance to see the film at a later schedule if ever CBN decides to hold an encore event.