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Watch Jerusalem

Watch Jerusalem brings you news and archaeology from a biblical perspective. Host Brent Nagtegaal is on location in Jerusalem to give you the most important developments happening on the ground—and emerging from beneath it. Nagtegaal is a contributor for watchJerusalem.co.il.

Why Did Obama Seek to Empower Israel’s Enemy?
President Donald Trump’s first National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, only lasted a couple of weeks in office before he was brought down by former President Barack Obama’s administration through unlawful spying and leaking to the media of classified discussions. The question of why Obama targeted Flynn was answered on Thursday in an article titled “How Russiagate Began with Obama’s Iran Deal Domestic Spying Campaign,” written by Lee Smith in Tablet Magazine. Smith showed how Flynn threatened to dismantle Obama’s legacy move in the Middle East: empowering Iran. He also showed how Obama’s policy of spying on U.S. citizens on Trump’s team during the transition also took place for years on those who opposed the Iran nuclear deal. On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal reveals the deeper reason why Obama sought to empower Iran at the expense of America’s ally Israel.
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