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Gil Troy on Israeli Citizenship as the Nation Turns 75: 'I'm Living a Miracle'

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JERUSALEM, Israel – In part 2 of our CBN News interview with commentator and author Gil Troy, he reflects on the weighty feeling of being an Israeli citizen and resident of Israel as the nation celebrates its 75th anniversary: "It's goosebumps. I'm living a miracle."

Troy recalled the faith of the Jewish people who continued throughout the centuries to believe that they would be restored to the promised land; their doggedness in clinging to the land once the return began; the perseverance against the odds, the obstacles in the land itself, and many enemies; the rediscovering and rebuilding of their ancient language.

Troy rehearses the highs and lows Israelis have experienced, and comes to the conclusion that "with all our challenges and with all our worries, we are living an adventure."

To watch the interview, click on the video above.

BELOW: Part 1 of the Interview, 'Terrorists Cause Terrorism, Not Israel'

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As a freelance reporter for CBN's Jerusalem bureau and during 27 years as senior correspondent in CBN's Washington bureau, Paul Strand has covered a variety of political and social issues, with an emphasis on defense, justice, government, and God’s providential involvement in our world. Strand began his tenure at CBN News in 1985 as an evening assignment editor in Washington, D.C. After a year, he worked with CBN Radio News for three years, returning to the television newsroom to accept a position as a senior editor in 1990. Strand moved back to the nation's capital in 1995 and then to