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CBN NewsWatch: July 23, 2013

On CBN Newswatch, July 23: Pending Israeli-P.A. talks met with skepticism; Sen. Ted Cruz: Pastors could soon face hate speech charges; World gets a glimpse of Britain's new baby prince; and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH,"

PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST,

THE U.S. WANTS TO HELP GET

TALKS STARTED AGAIN, BUT IS

THE TIMING RIGHT?

PLUS, A ROYAL BABY, THE

IMPORTANCE OF THE BIRTH OF

WILL AND KATE'S LITTLE BOY.

George: AND THE DAYS OF

ELIJAH.

A SIGNIFICANT ARCHEOLOGICAL

FIND COULD ACTUALLY SHOW US

WHAT THINGS WERE LIKE IN HIS

DAY.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH."

George: GOOD EVENING,

EVERYONE, I'M GEORGE

THOMAS.

AND I'M LORI JOHNSON.

George: SECRETARY OF

STATE, JOHN KERRY, SAYS

ISRAEL AND THE PALESTINIANS

WILL START TALKING AGAIN

SOON.

THEY'LL DISCUSS A POSSIBLE

PALESTINIAN STATE, AND THE

KEY QUESTION OF WHETHER OR

NOT JERUSALEM SHOULD BE

DIVIDED.

JOHN WAGGI HAS MORE IN OUR

TOP STORY TONIGHT.

Reporter: IT'S BEEN

FIVE YEARS SINCE ISRAEL AND

THE PALESTINIANS HELD

OFFICIAL NEGOTIATIONS.

NOW A NEW SECRETARY OF STATE

WANTS TO BRING THE TWO SIDES

BACK TOGETHER.

THE REPRESENTATIVES OF

TWO PROUD PEOPLE TODAY HAVE

DECIDED THAT THE DIFFICULT

ROAD AHEAD IS WORTH

TRAVELLING.

Reporter: IT IS UNCLEAR

HOW JOHN KERRY PULLED OFF

THE DEAL OR WHAT IS IN THE

DETAILS.

MAYBE THERE HAS BEEN

CERTAIN AMERICAN PROMISES

MADE TO THE PALESTINIANS.

IT COULD BE FINANCIAL.

IT COULD BE POLITICAL,

DIPLOMATIC.

AND POSSIBLY, POSSIBLY THERE

WAS PRESSURE LEVIED AT

ISRAEL.

Reporter: THE BIGGER

CHALLENGE: PROBLEMS BEFORE

ANY TALKING BEGINNERS.

THE PALESTINIANS AREN'T

EXACTLY UNITED.

HAMAS, THE TERRORIST

ORGANIZATION CONTROLLING THE

GAZA STRIP, REJECTED THE

TALKS OUTRIGHT, AND THE

PALESTINIAN OFFICIALS IN

RAMALLAH SAY IT IS NOT YET A

DONE DEAL.

ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU ALSO HAS

CONDITIONS.

HE HOPES TO PREVENT A

ONE-STATE SOLUTION THAT

WOULD INCLUDE MAKING

MILLIONS OF PALESTINIANS

ISRAELI CITIZENS.

HE ALSO PLANS TO LET

ISRAELIS VOTE ON ANY FINAL

DEAL.

BOTH SIDES ARE SKEPTICAL.

HE SEEMS SO RELUCTANT TO

RESUME THE NEGOTIATIONS, AND

RELUCTANT, OR MAYBE

UNWILLING, TO MAKE THE

NECESSARYç CONCESSIONS ON THE

PALESTINIAN SIDE.

THE PRESSURE FROM THE

AMERICANS IS MAINLY ON THE

PALESTINIANS TO ACCEPT

AMERICAN MEDIATION AND TO

ACCEPT ISRAELI CONDITIONS.

Reporter: THE

PALESTINIANS DEMAND ISRAEL

STOP BUILDING IN BIBLICAL

JUDEA AND SOMARIA, AND

RELEASE MORE THAN 80

PALESTINIAN TERRORISTS

BEFORE THE TALKS EVEN

START.

IT IS ALSO CLEAR THAT

DIVIDING JERUSALEM WILL BE

ON THEIR AGENDA, A DEAL

BREAKER FOR ISRAEL.

DURING THE LAST 100 YEARS

OF THE ISRAELI-ARAB

CONFLICT, WHICH PRECEDES

ISRAEL'S ESTABLISHMENT,

THERE HAS BEEN AMPLE

EVIDENCE THAT THE CONFLICT

HAS BEEN OVER THE EXISTENCE,

RATHER THAN THE SIZE, OF

ISRAEL.

Reporter: AN ISRAELI

DIPLOMAT SAYS THE U.S.

HASN'T LEARNED FROM PAST

MISTAKES.

THE OTHER ISSUE, WHICH IS

MIND-BOGGLING, IS FOR THE

U.S. TO BE PREOCCUPIED RIGHT

NOW WITH THE PALESTINIAN

ISSUE WHILE THE MIDDLE EAST

IS BURNING.

Reporter: ACCORDING TO

KERRY, THE TALKS COULD BEGIN

IN WASHINGTON THIS WEEK, BUT

HOW LONG THEY'LL LAST AND

WHERE THEY'LL LEAD REMAINS

TO BE SEEN.

JOHN WAGGI, CBN NEWS.

IRAN IS CRITICIZING THE

EUROPEAN UNION'S DECISION TO

LABEL HEZBOLLAH AS A

TERRORIST GROUP.

IRAN BACKS HEZBOLLAH

FINANCIALLY AND WITH WEAPONS

AND TRAINING.

THE IRANIAN GOVERNMENT

CALLED THE MOVE STRANGE AND

UNCALCULATED, BU THE WHITE

HOUSE APPLAUDED THE E.U.'S

DECISION.

IN THE PAST, THEY WOULD DENY

ISRAEL'S REQUEST TO BLACK

LIST HEZBOLLAH BECAUSE OF

ITS PART IN THE LEBANESE

GOVERNMENT.

THAT CHANGED AFTER HEZBOLLAH

WAS ACCUSED OF A TERRORIST

ATTACK AGAINST TOURISTS IN

BELLGAIA LAST YEAR.

George: THEY USED TEAR

GAS, WATER CANNONS, AND STUN

GRENADES HOURS AFTER HE

LANDED.

THE HEIGHT OF THE POPE'S

TRIP COMES ON THURSDAY WHEN

HE'LL GATHER WITH NEARLY TWO

MILLION PEOPLE FROM AROUND

THE WORLD FOR THE OPENING OF

THE YOUTH DAY FESTIVAL.

HERE AT HOME, THE PRESIDENT

IS SUFFERING HIS LOWEST JOB

APPROVAL NUMBERS IN NEARLY

TWO YEARS.

A POLL PUTS MR. OBAMA'S JOB

PERFORMANCE AT 41%, SHARPLY

DOWN FROM THE 50% HE GOT

BACK IN APRIL.

REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS

DIDN'T DO TOO WELL, EITHER.

THEIR NUMBERS SANK TO A LOW

22%, AND ONLY ONE-THIRD OF

REGISTERED VOTERS APPROVED

OF THE DEMOCRATS

PERFORMANCE.

THE LACKLUSTER ECONOMY,

OVERSEAS TURMOIL, AND

NUMEROUS SCANDALS SWARMING

AROUND THE WHITE HOUSE HAS

ALL CONTRIBUTED TO THE

PRESIDENT'S LOW NUMBERS.

COULD AMERICAN PASTORS BE

CHARGED WITH HATE SPEECH FOR

SPEAKING OUT ON THEIR

CONVICTIONS.

THAT'S THE WARNING FOR ONE

UP-AND-COMING SUPERSTAR IN

THE G.O.P.

FOR MORE ON THAT, WE TURN TO

DAVID BRODY.

THANKS FOR JOINING US.

THANKS, LORI.

WE'LL GET TO SENATOR TED

CRUZ'S REMARKS IN JUST A

SECOND.

FIRST, TELL US ABOUT THIS

EVENT YOU JUST COVERED.

IT WAS ALL ABOUT GETTING

PASTORS TO SPEAK OUT AND USE

THEIR PULPITS AS A

PLATFORM.

TALK ABOUT THAT.

ABOUT 800 PASTORS IN DES

MOINES, IOWA, INSIDE THE

MARRIOTT FOR TWO DAYS, AND

ALL EXPENSES PAID BY THIS

GROUP CALL THE IOWA REMULE

RENEWAL PROJECT.

BASICALLY THEIR GOAL IS TO

GET PASTORS TO SPEAK OUT

MORE ON THE ISSUES OF THE

DAY FROM THE PULPIT.

REALLY IN THIS COUNTRY, THAT

HASN'T BEEN HAPPENING AS

MUCH LATELY, ESPECIALLY

BECAUSE OF ALL OF THIS

NON-PROFIT 501C3 ISSUES, IN

OTHER WORDS, CHURCHES OR TAX

EXEMPT, AND THERE ARE A LOT

OF PASTORS THAT ARE

CONCERNED IF THEY SPEAK OUT

FROM THE PULPIT, THEY'LL BE

IN ESSENCE A TARGET OF THE

I.R.S.

AND THE CONFERENCE SAYS YOU

NEED TO SPEAK YOUR MIND AND

WE NEED SPIRITUAL RENEWAL IN

AMERICA.

YOU MENTIONED THIS

CONFERENCE WAS HELD IN

IOWA.

WHY IS THAT IMPORTANT?

LET ME THINK.

OH, LOOK, A PRIMARY

CALENDAR.

IOWA ALWAYS VERY IMPORTANT

POLITICALLY.

IT IS WHERE MANY CANDIDATES,

LIKE RICK SANTORUM AND MIKE

HUCKABEE GET THEIR START

PRESIDENTIALLY.

AND FOLKS LIKE TED CRUZ AND

RAND PAUL WERE THERE ON HAND

TO SPEAK TO THOSE PASTORS

BECAUSE THEY ARE, INDEED,

THINKING ABOUT RUNNING FOR

OFFICE IN 2016.

SO THIS WAS A PLACE TO

START, IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND

NEW HAMPSHIRE -- NOT NEW

HAMPSHIRE, BUT SOUTH

CAROLINA WILL HAVE ONE OF

THESE AS WELL.

SENATOR TED CRUZ SPOKE AT

THIS EVENT, AND YOU ALSO SAT

DOWN WITH AN EXCLUSIVE

INTERVIEW WITH HIM.

AND HE SAID SHIFTING AWAY

FROM TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE

COULD POSE BIGGER PROBLEMS

FOR PASTORS DOWN THE ROAD.

LOOK AT WHAT HE SAID.

IF YOU LOOK AT OTHER

NATIONS THAT HAVE GONE DOWN

THE ROAD TOWARDS GAY

MARRIAGE, THAT'S THE NEXT

STEP WHERE IT GETS ENFORCED,

ENFORCED AGAINST CHRISTIAN

PASTORS WHO DECLINE TO

PERFORM GAY MARRIAGES, WHO

SPEAK OUT AND PREACH

BIBLICAL TRUTHS ON MARRIAGE,

AND THAT HAS BEEN DEFINED

ELSEWHERE AS HATE SPEECH, AS

INCONSISTENT WITH THE

ENLIGHTENED VIEW OF

GOVERNMENT.

I THINK THERE IS NO DOUBT

THAT THE ADVOCATES WHO ARE

DRIVING THIS EFFORT IN THE

UNITED STATES WANT TO SEE US

END UP IN THAT SAME PLACE.

DAVID, TOO TALK A LITTLE

ABOUT THOSE REMARKS.

DO A LOT OF CONSERVATIVES

SHARE THAT VIEWPOINT.

NO DOUBT.

A LOT OF CONSERVATIVES, AND

NOT JUST TED CRUZ, BUT RAND

PAUL, AND WE SAT DOWN WITH

HIM, AND HE ECHOED THOSE

SAME TYPES OF SENTIMENTS.

THIS IS A PROBLEM THAT IS

GOING TO GET WORSE NOW THAT

GAY MARRIAGE HAS AT LEAST

LEFT THE TRAIN STATION.

THIS IS GOING TO BE

SOMETHING TO FOCUS ON FOR

SURE IN THE COMING YEARS.

IT IS ONLY 2013, BUT MANY

ARE ALREADY SAYING TED CRUZ

HAS A LOT OF POTENTIAL AS

THE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE FOR

2016.

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?

YEAH, I THINK HE DOES.

I THINK HE HAS A LOT OF

POTENTIAL.

WHY?

BECAUSE HE BREAKS THE

STEREOTYPE.

I THOUGHT ALL OF THESE TEA

PARTY CHRISTIAN FOLKS WERE

MAYBE NOT AS SMART.

TED CRUZ, IVY-LEAGUE

EDUCATED, SMART AS A TACK.

HE HAS TOTALLY FLIPPED THE

ARGUMENT ON ITS EAR.

ON ITS HEAD.

THANKS, DAVID.

DON'T FORGET, FOR ALL OF

DAVID'S EXCLUSIVE POLITICAL

COVERAGE, YOU CAN CHECK OUT

HIS BLOG, "THE BRODY FILE"

"THE BRODY FILE," AND YOU

CAN FIND THAT ON

CBNNEWS.COM.

George: A LARGE

MAJORITY OF AMERICANS

SUPPORT RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

WHEN IT CONFLICTS WITH GAY

RIGHTS.

85% BELIEVE A CHRISTIAN

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER HAS THE

RIGHT TO REFUSE WORK AT A

GAY WEDDING IF IT VIOLATES

HIS OR HER RELIGIOUS

BELIEFS.

ONLY 8% DISAGREED.

RASMUSSIN REPORTS PUTTING

THE QUESTION TO 1,000 PEOPLE

IN A TELEPHONE SURVEY.

TEA PARTY CONSERVATIVES

AND LIBERAL DEMOCRATS HAVE

COME TOGETHER TO TRY TO MAKE

CHANGES TO THE NATIONAL

SECURITY AGENCY'S

SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM.

SOME REPUBLICANS HAVE

STRONGLY DEFENDED THE

PROGRAM, SAYING IT IS

IMPORTANT FOR NATIONAL

SECURITY.

BUT THE UNUSUAL COALITION OF

CONSERVATIVES AND LIBERALS

HAS EXPRESSED SERIOUS

CONCERNS ABOUT THE

GOVERNMENT'S SURVEILLANCE.

IT IS PART OF THE ONGOING

DEBATE OVER PRIVACY VERSUS

SECURITY.

THE HOUSE IS ALSO

CONSIDERING MEASURES THAT

WOULD LIMIT PRESIDENT

OBAMA'S ABILITY FOR MILITARY

ACTION IN SYRIA.

BOTH ISSUES ARE PART OF THE

LATEST BILL ON DEFENSE

SPENDING.

A SOUTHWEST AIRLINE'S PLANE

HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM A RUN

WAY AT LAQUARDIA AIRPORT.

AND THINGS ARE STARTING TO

RETURN TO NORMAL WITH AIR

TRAVEL.

THE PLANE HAD A HARD LANDING

ON MONDAY WHEN ITS NOSE GEAR

COLLAPSED.

THE FLIGHT FROM NATIONAL TO

NEW YORK WAS CARRYING 160

PASSENGERS, ABOUT 16 OF THEM

WERE INJURED IN THE

ACCIDENT.

THE F.A.A. IS

INVESTIGATING.

COMING UP, CELEBRATING THE

ROYAL BIRTH.

THE REASON WHY IT IS SO

IMPORTANT, AND A REMINDER

FOR CHRISTIANS.

THE WORLD GOT ITS FIRST

LOOK AT THE PRINCE OF

CAMBRIDGE THIS AFTERNOON.

THE PROUD NEW PARENTS,

WILLIAM AND KATE, MADE A

VERY QUICK APPEARANCE FOR

THE PUBLIC AND MEDIA TO GET

THEIR FIRST GLIMPSE OF THE

BABY THAT WILL ONE DAY BE

KING.

THEIR APPEARANCE WAS BRIEF,

BUT BOTH PARENTS LOOKED

EXCITED TO SHOW OFF THEIR

BABY BOY.

DALE HERD HAS MORE ON THE

ROYAL ARRIVAL.

Reporter: IT HAS BEEN

SAID THAT A KING WAITS FOR

NO ONE.

BABY CAMBRIDGE IS ONLY A

A-DAY-OLD, AND ALREADY

PEOPLE ARE COMING TO HIM.

THE FIRST VISITORS ARRIVING

BY TAXI, GRANDMA AND GRANDMA

MIDDLETON.

AND NEXT THE DUKE AND

DUTCHESS OF CORNWALL.

MAY WE SEE YOUR CHILD?

CHARLES AND DIANA

INTRODUCED THE WORLD TO

WILLIAM, AND NOW THREE

DECADES LATER, GREAT BRITAIN

HAS THREE KINGS IN WAITING.

THEY CELEBRATED THE BABY

WITH A 62-GUN SALUTE.

FOR THREE HOURS OF BELLS

RINGING.

WHAT WILL THE LITTLE PRINCE

BE NAMED?

MOST PEOPLE ARE BETTING ON

GEORGE OR JAMES, BUT THEY'RE

BETTING ON EVERYTHING.

THE MOST INTERESTING

MARKET IS THE BABY'S FIRST

WORD.

YOU CAN GET DADDY OR MOMMY.

PRINCE WILLIAM BEGINS TWO

WEEKS OF PATERNITY LEAVE.

OUTSIDE THEIR FUTURE PALACE

TODAY, THE CHANGING OF THE

GUARD BECAME CONGRATULATIONS

FOR ENGLAND'S NEW PRINCE.

THE BABY BOY WILL LIKELY BE

THE FIRST KING OF THE 21st

CENTURY.

DALE HERD, CBN NEWS.

George: AND JOINING US

NOW FOR SOME PERSPECTIVE ON

BRITAIN'S ROYAL BIRTH IS

"700 CLUB" PRODUCER SARAH

KELLY, HA IS FROM THE UNITED

KINGDOM.

LOVELY TO HAVE YOU ON THE

SHOW.

AND YOU ARE TRULY A LOYAL

SUBJECT.

YOU HAVE THE PARAPHERNALIA

TO PROVE IT.

MY MOTHER HAS MADE SURE

THAT I STAY LOYAL TO CROWN.

I LOVE THE QUEEN.

YOU CAN'T HAVE A

CONVERSATION WITH ME WITHOUT

SAYING GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

George: HERE IS A PLATE

THAT COMMEMORATES THE

WEDDING OF WILLIAM AND

CATHERINE.

UH-HUH.

George: TALIBA TALK

ABOUT THE INFLUENCE OF

THIS.

THIS IS A BIG DEAL FOR YOU

GUYS?

A BIRTH ANY TIME IS A

JOYFUL OCCASION.

BUT WHEN THERE IS SO MUCH

NEGATIVE NEWS AND TENSION IN

THE MIDDLE EAST, ALL OF THIS

STUFF GOING ON, TO HAVE A

BIRTH IS JUST SUCH A GREAT

CELEBRATION.

George: WHAT DOES THIS

LITTLE BLUE BLOOD MEAN FOR

THE MONARCHY?

I THINK THE MONARCHY IS

GROWING AND THRIVING WITH

THE TIMES.

THEY REALLY ARE TAKING HOLD

OF HOW SOCIETY IS CHANGING,

AND THEY'RE ABLE TO STILL

SERVE.

THIS LITTLE GUY IS GROWING

UP INTO A FAMILY THAT IS

ABLE TO ADAPT TO THE TIMES

AND KEEP SERVING.

George: TALK ABOUT

THAT.

BECAUSE WILLIAM AND

CATHERINE, KATE, HAVE NOT

FOLLOWED THE MOLD.

THEY HAVE BROKEN OUT TO THE

WAY EVERYTHING HAS EVOLVED

AROUND THEM?

I THINK IT IS MARVELOUS.

BECAUSE THEY -- I KEEP

SAYING THE WORD SERVICE, AND

THEY'VE BEEN ABLE TO SERVE

THE PEOPLE.

APPARENTLY, IT WAS FOUR

HOURS AFTER THE BIRTH OF THE

BABY THEY ACTUALLY WENT

PUBLIC.

THEY WERE TAKING CARE OF

THEIR FAMILY AND THEIR

FRIENDS.

I THINK GREAT BRITAIN

UNDERSTANDS THAT THEY NEED

THEIR FAMILY TIME.

THEY NEED THAT PERSONAL

TIME, BUT THEN THEY'RE ABLE

TO COME AND SERVE THE

PEOPLE.

George: IT SEEMS LIKE

EVERY MEDIA OUTLET IN THE

WORD HAS HAD ITS SAY ON THE

ROYAL BIRTH.

AS SOMEBODY FROM ACROSS THE

POND, ARE YOU SURPRISED AS

THE WALL-TO-WALL COVERAGE

HERE IN THE UNITED STATES?

NO.

BECAUSE I THINK WHEN THE

ROYAL WEDDING HAPPENED, I

GOT UP THE LATEST OF ALL OF

MY FRIENDS.

EVERYBODY ELSE GOT UP AT

3:00.

I THINK WE LOVE THAT WHOLE

SENSE OF FAIRY TALE, THE

SENSE OF MAGIC THAT IT

BRINGS.

George: DO YOU THINK

THIS PARTICULAR COUPLE WILL

BE SORT OF TREND-SETTERS AS

PARENTS, AND KIND OF

BREAKING WITH ROYAL

TRADITION THAT CHARLES AND

DIANA FOLLOWED?

TALK ABOUT THAT?

VERY MUCH.

THEY'RE VERY HANDS-ON.

AND THEY'RE MOVING INTO AN

APARTMENT IN KENSINGTON

PALACE, WHERE THEY'RE GOING

TO BE VERY MUCH INVOLVED.

AND THEY'VE HAD A SECOND

NURSERY BUILT AT CATHERINE'S

MOTHER'S HOME.

THEY'RE VERY MUCH

FAMILY-BASED.

IT IS NOT GOING TO BE ABOUT

A NANNY.

IT WILL BE ABOUT THEM

TOGETHER.

George: YOU TOLD ME

OFF-CAMERA IT IS IMPORTANT

TO PRAY FOR THIS LITTLE BOY

AND THE ROYAL FAMILY AS A

WHOLE.

ABSOLUTELY.

HER MAGESTY THE QUEEN HAS

HAD THE EAR OF MOST WORLD

LEADERS SINCE 1952.

THEY HAVE INFLUENCE THAT WE

CANNOT POSSIBLY SEE.

WE NEED TO PRAY FOR THE

SALVATION OF THAT FAMILY

BECAUSE THEY'RE SPEAKING

INTO THE PRESIDENCY.

THEY ARE THERE FOR THE LONG

HAUL.

George: SARAH, THANK

YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR

PERSPECTIVE.

LOVELY TO HAVE YOU ON THE

SHOW.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

UP NEXT, AFTER MORE THAN

15 YEARS OF DIGGING,

ARCHEOLOGISTS MAY HAVE MADE

A DISCOVERY OF BIBLICAL

PROPORTIONS.

HEAR WHAT THEY FOUND AFTER

THIS.

George: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "NEWSWATCH."

HE HEALED THE SICK, RAISED

THE DEAD, AND CALLED FIRE

DOWN FROM HEAVEN.

THE PROPHET, ELIJAH, IS ONE

OF THE GREAT FIGURES OF THE

BIBLE.

Lori: BUT WHAT WAS

EVERY DAY LIFE LIKE DURING

HIS LIFETIME.

CBN NEWS HAS THIS EXCLUSIVE

LOOK AT AN ARCHEOLOGICAL

SITE THAT TELLS US MORE

ABOUT THAT ERA.

AS CHRIS MITCHELL REPORTS,

THAT COULD EVEN CONTAIN

ELIJAH'S HOUSE.

THIS IS THE AREA IN THE

JORDAN VALLEY.

DURING 16 YEARS OF DIGGING,

ARCHEOLOGISTS UNCOVERED A

3,000-YEAR-OLD WELL-PLANNED

CITY.

THEY ALSO FOUND A UNIQUE

BUILDING THAT MIGHT HAVE

BEEN THE HOUSE OF ELIJAH.

THE HOUSE WAS FILLED WITH

OBJECTS OF UNIQUE TYPES.

TWO ALTERS WE FOUND THERE,

TWO POTTERY ALTERS USED FOR

BURNING INCENS.

INCENSE.

AND ARMY POINTS OUT THE

DIFFERENCE IN THE STRUCTURE

OF THE HOUSE.

NO HOUSES HAS ONE

ENTRANCE LEADING INTO A

LARGE SPACE.

THIS HOUSE WAS DIVIDED INTO

TWO WINGS, AND THE TWO WINGS

WERE CONNECTED TO ONE

ANOTHER THROUGH THE BACK

ROOM.

EACH ONE OF THE WINGS HAD AN

OPENING TOWARDS THE STREET.

Reporter: OUTSIDE THE

ROOM WERE INCENSE ALTERS.

DURING THE EXCAVATION,

ARCHEOLOGISTS DISCOVERED

THIS SPECIAL ROOM INSIDE THE

HOUSE, WITH A TABLE AND A

BENCH INSIDE.

THEY ALSO DISCOVERED A

POTTERY CHARD WITH THE NAME

ELIJAH ON IT, DATED TO THE

9th CENTURY.

WHICH LED SOME TO BELIEVE

THIS WAS THE ROOM OF THE

PROPHET ELIJAH.

WE FOUND AN INSCRIPTION,

WITH RED INK ON POTTER

TREE.

POTTERY, IT IS BROKEN, BUT

WE RECONSTRUCTED THE NAME AS

ELIJAH.

HE WENT FROM JERICHO TO

SOMARIA, TO SUMA.

I CAN'T SAY FOR SURE THIS

PARTICULAR ELIJAH WE FOUND

IS THE BIBLICAL ELIJAH, BUT

IT IS VERY TEMPTING BECAUSE

IT IS EXACTLY THE PERIOD

WHEN ELIJAH ACTED, THE

SECOND HALF OF THE 9th

CENTURY B.C.

Reporter: HE WAS KNOWN

FOR TELLING THE WIDOW TO

BORROW TINY POTS, AND FILL

THEM WITH OIL, AND SELL THEM

TO PAY HER CREDITORS.

AND INSTRUCTOR OF THE SYRIAN

ARMY TO WASH IN THE RIVER

JORDAN SEVEN TIMES TO BE

HEALED OF LEPROSY.

THIS ARCHEOLOGIST CALLS THE

EVIDENCE EXPELLING.

WITH ONLY SIX PEOPLE

KNOWN BY THE NAME OF ELIJAH

DURING THAT TIME, WE CAN

SHOW BELIEVE THAT EITHER IT

WAS JUST THE LUCK THAT THIS

HOLY MAN WAS ALSO BY THE

NAME OF ELIJAH, OR THIS WAS

ELIJAH THE PROPHET HIMSELF.

Reporter: ANOTHER

DISCOVERY IS THE DISCOVERY

OF TWO DIFFERENT

INSCRIPTIONS, MENTIONING THE

FAMILY OF NIMSHI.

IT WAS ELIJAH WHO WAS

TOLD TO ANOINT NIMSHI, THE

KING.

HE SENT OUT ONE OF HIS

DISCIPLES TO FINALLY DOING

THE ANOINTING.

Reporter: MANY

ARCHEOLOGISTS SHY AWAY FROM

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS ABOUT

THE BIBLE, BUT SOME SEE IT

AS A WAY OF PUTTING THE

PIECES TOGETHER.

ARCHEOLOGY IS LIKE A HUGE

PUZZLE.

WE HAVE ONE EXCAVATION, A

SECOND EXCAVATION, A THIRD

EXCAVATION, AND TOGETHER WE

BRING IT INTO A LARGE

PICTURE, A LARGE PUZZLE,

TRYING TO DECIPHER THE

MATERIAL CULTURE OF THE

ISRAELITES.

Reporter: FOR CARY

SUMMERS, IT IS EVEN MORE.

IT IS LIKE ANY OTHER

ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE.

EVERY SCOOP OF DIRT PROVES

THE BIBLE ONE SCOOP AT A

TIME.

THIS SITE IS ABSOLUTELY

MAGNIFICENT.

Reporter: THE FUTURE OF

THE SITE IS UNCERTAIN

BECAUSE ITS MUD BRICKS ARE

DETERIORATING.

BUT EXPERTS HOPE IT CAN BE

PRESERVED TO HELP FUTURE

GENERATIONS UNDERSTAND THE

BIBLE.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

TELLRAHOV, ISRAEL.

Lori: EACH YEAR ABOUT

3 MILLION STUDENTS TAKE THE

S.A.T.

FOR HIGH SCHOOLERS, GETTING

A PERFECT SCORE ON THE TEST

IS RARE, BUT WHAT IS EVEN

MORE RARE IS A MIDDLE

SCHOOLER LANDING THAT

COVETED 2400.

George: THAT'S THE CASE

FOR JAMES, A BOY FROM

CALIFORNIA WHO JUST

GRADUATED MIDDLE SCHOOL.

HE TOOK THE TEST IN JUNE.

HIS DAD READ THE RESULTS

ONLINE A 5:30 IN THE

MORNING.

I WAS ACTUALLY ASLEEP,

AND MY DAD WOKE ME UP.

I WAS ESTATIC.

I SAID, DID YOU KNOW YOU GOT

A PERFECT SCORE?

AND HE SAID, WELL, AND HE

WENT BACK TO SLEEP.

George: WENT BACK TO

SLEEP.

DOING THINGS WITH EXCELLENCE

IS STANDARD FOR HIM.

HE HAS WON ACADEMIC AWARDS,

WON SPELLING BEES, PLAYS

BASKETBALL AND TENNIS, AND

HE AND HIS BROTHER WILL SOON

RELEASE A C.D.

I GUESS THERE IS ALWAYS

MORE TO DO.

I'M GOING TO TRY TO DO MORE

BECAUSE IT IS ALWAYS

EXCITING TO LEARN MORE AND

ACCOMPLISH MORE.

George: HE STARTS HIGH

SCHOOL THIS FALL.

HE HAS HIS HEART SET ON

HARVARD OR M.I.T.

THAT IS ONE SMART COOKIE.

2400.

THAT IS -- THAT'S A SMART

BOY.

Lori: AND DID YOU SEE

ALL OF THOSE TROPHIES.

HE EXCELLS IN EVERY AREA.

George: YOU GOT 2400,

OH, OKAY, I'M GOING BACK TO

SLEEP.

Lori: BUT THE PARENTS

DID NOT GO TO SLEEP.

NOTICE THAT.

THEY WERE PRETTY EXCITED.

George:

CONGRATULATIONS.

Lori: THAT'S ALL OF THE

TIME WE HAVE FOR THIS

EDITION OF "NEWSWATCH."

George: YOU E-MAIL YOUR

COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS AT

NEWSWATCH@CBN.COM.

FROM ALL OF US HERE AT CBN

NEWS, GOOD NIGHT, EVERYONE.

Lori: HAVE A GREAT

EVENING.

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