When Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini came to power in Iran in 1979 and established his theocracy, he didn't just establish a tyranny in Iran, he declared war upon Israel as well as against the West. This threat will dramatically increase if Iran is allowed to develop nuclear weapons. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns that "time is short" before this direct threat to Israel and the rest of the world becomes a reality.
This episode of Focus on Israel features clips from the documentary titled "Iranium," which recaps the history of this terror state that has been exporting destruction and death for over four decades. This must be taken very seriously, as the risk of not standing with Israel at this critical juncture will result in a weakened Israel and an emboldened Iran.
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Jewish leaders Avi Lipkin and David Brog, who know extensively about the threat posed by Iran, offer insight into the growing crisis and the crucial Christian support needed.
Avi Lipkin studied at Israel's Conservative Jewish Seminary and is a spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces. He is a renowned speaker and author whose first book was entitled, "Is Fanatic Islam a Global Threat?" in which he presents his belief that Christians and Jews must forge an alliance to stop Islam's secret goal to destroy Judaism and Christianity.
David Brog, an American Jew, is an active proponent of stronger Jewish-Christian relations, particularly with regard to support of Israel. He worked in the United States Senate for seven years as chief of staff to Sen. Arlen Specter and is a graduate of Harvard Law School. He is the Executive Director of Christians United for Israel, an American pro-Israel Christian organization, and he also authored the book, "In Defense of Faith: The Judeo-Christian Idea and the Struggle for Humanity."
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Both of these leaders offer tremendous insight into the growing crisis with Iran.