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CBN NewsWatch: February 3, 2014

On CBN Newswatch, Jan. 3: Christie traffic investigation a media diversion?, Ukraine rebels continue fight, Demand gov't reform, and California drought triggers record water shortage, and more. Read Transcript


Mark: TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH," CRISIS FOR

CHRIS CHRISTIE, HOW A

TRAFFIC JAM COULD BE PUTTING

THE BRAKES ON HIS POLITICAL

FUTURE.

PLUS PRAYING FOR PEACE

AMONG THE PROTESTS.

HOW CHRISTIANS IN UKRAINE

ARE CALLING ON GOD.

Mark: AND HOW ONE

ISRAELI COMPANY IS WORKING

TO PROMOTE PEACE IN THE

MIDDLE EAST, EVEN IN THE

FACE OF A BOYCOTT.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH."

INVESTIGATORS ARE TURNING UP

THE HEAT ON NEW JERSEY

GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE.

GOOD EVENING, I'M MARK

MARTIN.

AND I'M LORI JOHNSON.

AUTHORS ARE DEMANDING

DOCUMENTS SURROUNDING THAT

BRIDGE TRAFFIC SCANDAL.

SOME OF THEM WERE TURNED IN

TODAY.

AS JOHN WAGGI COMPLAINS IN

THEXPLAINS IN TONIGHT'S TOP

STORY, THEY COULD CHANGE THE

PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN.

Reporter: MONDAY

AFTERNOON WAS THE DEADLINES

IN PEOPLE IN GROUPS CLOSE TO

CHRISTIE TO ANSWER

SUBPOENAS.

THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO TURN

OVER DOCUMENTS RELATED TO

THE PLAN TO CAUSE TRAFFIC

JAMS ON THE GEORGE

WASHINGTON BRIDGE BETWEEN

NEW JERSEY AND NEW YORK.

CHRISTIE HAS APOLOGIZED FOR

THE SCANDAL, BUT CLAIMS HE

DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT IT.

I HAD NO KNOWLEDGE OF

THIS, THE PLANNING, THE

EXECUTION OR ANYTHING ABOUT

IT.

AND THAT I FIRST FOUND OUT

ABOUT IT AFTER IT WAS OVER.

Reporter: BUT A FORMER

CHRISTIE LOYALIST, DAVID

WINESTEIN, SUGGESTS THAT IS

NOT TRUE.

AN INVESTIGATING COMMITTEE,

LED BY A DEMOCRAT, WANTS TO

KNOW MORE.

WE HAVE SUBPOENAS OUT TO

20 INDIVIDUALS ARE

ORGANIZATIONS, AND THOSE

DOCUMENTS COULD RANGE

POTENTIALLY TO A COUPLE OF

PAPERS TO THOUSANDS OF

PAPERS.

Reporter: SOME OF

CHRISTIE'S SUPPORTERS

BELIEVE COVERAGE OF THE

SCANDAL IS OVERBLOWN.

FORMER NEW YORK MAYOR RUDY

GIULANI TOLD CBS THAT HE

TOLD CHRISTIE SHOULD KEEP

HIS POST AS HEAD OF THE

REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR'S

CONFERENCE WHILE THE

INVESTIGATION GOES ON.

MAYBE I SUFFER FROM THIS

HAVING BEEN A REPUBLICAN

OFFICE HOLDER IN A

DEMOCRATIC CITY WITH LOTS OF

NEWSPAPERS COMING AFTER YOU,

SOME THAT HAVE REAL

BIASES -- IF WE HAVE OUR GUY

STEPPED DOWN ANY TIME THEY

DO THIS, LET'S GET THE

REPUBLICANS TO HAVE A

SPECIAL COMMITTEE, AND A

DEMOCRAT ANNOUNCES HE

BELIEVES HE IS LYING,

THEY'RE GOING TO HARASS US

DURING THE ENTIRE CAMPAIGN.

Reporter: ESTABLISHMENT

REPUBLICANS ARE URGING

CAUTION.

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG

WITH SAYING THE FOLLOWING:

UNTIL AND UNLESS WILL IS

EVIDENCE TO PROVE HE DID

SOMETHING WRONG, WE'RE GOING

TO LET HIM DO HIS JOB.

I BELIEVE IT IS GOING TO

COME OUT ALL RIGHT.

IF IT DOESN'T, THERE IS

ALWAYS TIME TO TAKE ACTION

THEN.

Reporter: JOHN WAGGI,

CBN NEWS.

Mark: FOR MORE ON THE

POSSIBLE POLITICAL FALLOUT

FOR CHRISTIE, WE TURN TO OUR

CHIEF POLITICAL

CORRESPONDENT, DAVID BRODY.

DAVID, HOW BAD IS IT LOOKING

FOR CHRIS CHRISTIE RIGHT

NOW?

IT IS LOOKING PRETTY

BAD.

AND HERE IS THE PROBLEM FOR

CHRISTIE, WE ARE STILL

TALKING ABOUT THIS STORY A

FEW WEEKS LATER.

THIS IS A DRIP, DRIP, DRIP

SITUATION.

IT IS NOT GOING AWAY ANY

TIME SOON.

AND NOW WE HAVE ALL OF THESE

SUBPOENAS STILL YET TO

COME.

I'M STILL TRYING TO FIGURE

OUT IF CHRISTIE IS HAVING

THE WORST WEEK OR PA PEYTON

MANNING.

IT IS VERY, VERY CLOSE.

BUT THIS IS NOT GOOD FOR

CHRISTIE.

HIS POLL NUMBERS ARE

DROPPING.

HE HAS SEEN HIS LIKEABILITY

RATING DROP AS WELL

NATIONALLY.

Mark: WHAT ARE

AUTHORITIES LOOKING FOR,

DAVID, WITH THE SUBPOENAS?

David: BASICALLY

AUTHORITIES WANT TO GO

THROUGH, AND SPECIFICALLY

THIS CONGRESSIONAL PANEL IN

NEW JERSEY, WANT TO GO

THROUGH WHO KNEW WHAT AND

WHEN EXACTLY.

AND THEY'RE TRYING TO GET

ALL OF THESE ADMINISTRATIVE

FOLKS THAT WORK FOR

CHRISTIE, E-MAILS, NOTES,

TEXT EXCHANGES, EVERYTHING,

AND TRYING TO FIGURE OUT NOT

JUST CONNECTING THE DOTS,

BUT EXACTLY HOW HIGH UP DID

THIS GO?

HOW MUCH DID CHRISTIE KNOW?

WHEN DID HE KNOW IT.

ALL OF THE WATERGATE LEXICON

JARGON WE'VE HEARD BEFORE.

THERE IS A LOT OF UNANSWERED

QUESTIONS.

Mark: DO YOU THINK THIS

IS THE CASE OF MAINSTREAM

MEDIA TARGETING A

REPUBLICAN?

David: YOU KNOW, MARK,

I'M NOT SURE.

I THINK YOU'LL HAVE SOME

FOLKS THAT WILL SAY THAT.

CHRISTIE IS NOT TED CRUZ.

HE IS NOT A STRONG

CONSERVATIVE IN TERMS OF

THAT RIGHT-WING, IF YOU

WILL, MENTALITY.

THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA LIKES

THE GUY.

HE IS A REGULAR MORNING

JOE.

I DON'T THINK THIS IS

NECESSARILY MAINSTREAM MEDIA

TARGETING A REPUBLICAN, BUT

LET'S BE HONEST HERE, THIS

IS A JUICY POLITICAL STORY

THAT SEEMS TO BE GETTING

JUICIER BY THE MINUTE.

TODAY CHRIS CHRISTIE'S FOLKS

JUST RELEASING SOME NEW NEWS

HOW THEY'RE GOING TO HAND

OUT MORE SUPERSTORM SANDY

FUNDING MONEY.

SO THEY'RE TRYING TO CHANGE

THE SUBJECT.

AND WE FOUND OUT THAT C-PAC,

THE POLITICAL CONFERENCE SET

FOR MARCH, EARLY MARCH,

CHRISTIE WILL SPEAK AT

THAT.

THAT SHOULD CHANGE SOME OF

THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA

CONVERSATION, AT LEAST FOR

THE TIME BEING, BECAUSE IT

WASN'T KNOWN WHETHER OR NOT

CHRISTIE WAS GOING TO BE

INVITED TO SPEAK THERE

BECAUSE OF SOME OF HIS

MODERATE VIEWS.

HE WILL SPEAK.

FOR THE CHRIS CHRISTIE

FOLKS, ANYTHING TO CHANGE

THE CONVERSATION IS WELCOME

AT THIS POINT.

Mark: OKAY.

DAVID, THANKS FOR YOUR

TIME.

DON'T FORGET, FOR THE LATEST

FROM DAVID, CHECK OUT HIS

WEEKLY SHOW AND BLOG, "THE

BRODY FILE," AND YOU CAN

FIND THEM AT OUR WEBSITE,

CBN NEWS.

Lori: PRESIDENT OBAMA

SAYS PEOPLE ARE BEING HELD

ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE BOTCHED

ROLLOUT OF HEALTH CARE

HEALTHCARE.GOV.

BUT THE PRESIDENT WON'T SAY

WHY HE DIDN'T FIRE KATHLEEN

SEBELIUS.

President Obama:

BECAUSE I DON'T THINK

ANYBODY ANTICIPATED THE

DEGREE OF PROBLEMS WE HAD

ON HEALTHCARE.GOV.

THE GOOD NEWS IT GOT FIXED

WITHIN A MONTH AND A HALF.

AND IT WAS UP AND RUNNING,

AND WE'VE SIGNED UP THREE

MILLION PEOPLE.

Loretta: AND

Lori: THE "WASHINGTON

POST" REPORTS TENS OF

THOUSANDS HAVE DISCOVERED

MISTAKES IN THEIR ENROLLMENT

BECAUSE OF

HEALTHCARE.GOV.

ABOUT 22,000 HAVE FILED

APPEALS WITH GOVERNMENT TO

GET MISTAKES CORRECTED.

MISTAKES LIKE BEING CHARGED

TOO MUCH OR BEING DENIED

COVERAGE.

BUT AS OF NOW, THERE IS NO

WAY TO FIX THE ISSUES.

ACCORDING TO THE POST, THE

WEBSITE'S COMPUTER SYSTEM

DOES NOT ALLOW EMPLOYEES TO

CHANGE ENROLLMENT RECORDS.

STOCKS FELL SHARPLY TODAY.

THE DOW JONES LOST 325

POINTS.

THE NASDAQ WAS DOWN 106.

ECONOMISTS POINT TO A WEAK

MANUFACTURING REPORT AND

CONCERN OVER GLOBAL HEALTH.

THE DIP COMES AFTER THE DOW

JONES SAW ITS FIRST JANUARY

DROP SINCE 2010.

Mark: AMERICA'S

ABORTION RATE IS AT THE

LOWEST LEVEL SINCE 1973, THE

YEAR THE COURT LEGALIZED

ABORTION IN THE ROE VS. WADE

CASE.

THE NUMBER FELL FROM

1.2 MILLION IN 2008, DOWN TO

AROUND 1.06 MILLION IN

2011.

THAT'S A ACCORDING TO THE

INSTITUTE THAT REPORTS LEGAL

ACCESS TO ABORTION.

THE REPORT DOES NOT INCLUDE

THE YEARS AFTER REPUBLICANS

AND STATE LEGISLATURES

AROUND THE COUNTRY PASSED

LAWS THAT CUT BACK ON

ABORTION.

Lori: THE PRESIDENT OF

UKRAINE WAS BACK AT WORK

TODAY, BUT MEMBERS OF THE

OPPOSITION MOVEMENT ARE

PLANNING A CONSTITUTIONAL

CHANGE THAT WOULD WEAKEN HIS

POWERS.

MEANWHILE, PROTESTS CONTINUE

ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

GEORGE THOMAS GOT RARE

ACCESS TO THE FRONT LINE OF

THE CONFLICT, WHERE

GOVERNMENT FORCES AND

PROTESTORS ARE CLASHING, AND

CHRISTIANS ARE STANDING

BETWEEN THEM, WORKING FOR

PEACE.

HERE IS HIS REPORT FROM

KIEV.

Reporter: 57-YEAR-OLD

YUGENI, FA FATHER OF FIVE,

AND HIGHLY EDUCATED, JOINS

THE FRONT LINE.

I'M HERE TO FIGHT AGAINST

THE EVILS OF MY GOVERNMENT.

George: SINCE NOVEMBER,

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF

UKRAINIANS HAVE TAKEN TO THE

STREETS, DEMANDING

PRESIDENTIAL REFORM.

I WANT THE PRESIDENT AND

HIS OPPRESSIVE GOVERNMENT

GONE.

George: FOR OVER TWO

WEEKS, HE HAS BEEN ON THIS

STREET IN THE HEART OF THE

CAPITAL CITY.

WHERE IT LOOKS AND SMELLS

LIKE A WAR ZONE.

AND THE MOMENT YOU ENTER

THIS AREA, YOU CAN SMELL

IT.

YOUR CLOTHES BEGIN TO SMELL

LIKE SMOKE.

LOOK AT THE GROUND.

IT IS JUST BLACK.

BLACK FROM THE FIRES THAT

HAVE BEEN BURNING HERE FOR

SEVERAL WEEKS.

HE SPENDS MOST OF HIS TIME

UP HERE, AT THE VERY FRONT

OF THE BATTLE LINE.

WATCHING HIS SO-CALLED ENEMY

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE

BARRICADES.

UKRAINE'S ELITE FORCES.

WE KEEP AN EYE ON THEIR

MOVEMENTS, HOW MANY FORCES

THEY BRING IN AND OUT.

WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT THEY

HAVE.

WE HAVE TO BE READY.

George: HE SAYS THE MEN

STANDING GUARD ON HIS SIDE

ARE A MOTLEY CRUE FROM ALL

WALKS OF UKRAINIAN LIFE.

WE HAVE DOCTORS,

ENGINEERS, CARPENTERS,

BUSINESSMEN, LABORERS,

ORDINARY PEOPLE WHO WANT

FREEDOM AND JUSTICE.

George: AND THEY'VE ALL

BEEN HERE FOR MONTHS IN

FREEZING CONDITIONS, MANY OF

THEIR FACES COVERED IN BLACK

SOOT.

MOST EXPECT A MAJOR ASSAULT

FROM THE GOVERNMENT AND

THEY'RE PREPARING THEIR

DEFENSE.

LOOK AT HOW HIGH THIS

BARRICADE IS.

I'M STANDING, AND THIS IS

ME.

THAT'S HOW HIGH THE

BARRICADE IS.

FOLKS HAVE SPENT DAYS

FILLING THE SANDBAGS WITH

SNOW.

THEY'RE READY BECAUSE THEY

KNOW PROBABLY ABOUT

200 YARDS IN THIS DIRECTION

ARE HUNDREDS OF BERCUT, THE

UKRAINIAN POLICE, WHO ARE

FULLY ARMED AND READY TO DO

ANY ACTION CALLED UPON TO DO

SO.

STANDING BETWEEN HIS MEN AND

THE SPECIAL FORCES ARE

CHRISTIANS.

EVERY DAY THEY COME NOT TO

PROTEST, BUT TO SING AND

PRAY FOR PEACE.

IN THE BACKGROUND A POLICE

OFFICER WITH A BULL HORN

WARNS THEM NOT TO COME TOO

CLOSE.

BUT THE WARNING DOESN'T

SCARE NADIA, WHO TRIES

REPEATEDLY TO HAND BIBLE

VERSES TO THE MEN IN BLACK.

I HAVE CHRIST IN ME.

WHY SHOULD I BE AFRAID?

I WANTED TO GIVE OUR

BROTHERS A TEXT, PSALM 91.

THESE MEN ARE NOT OUR

ENEMIES.

THEY ARE OUR BROTHERS, OUR

SONS.

George: THIS CHRISTIAN

MOTHER FACING THE POLICE

WEEPS FOR HER SON, WHO WAS

REPORTEDLY KILLED DURING

VIOLENT CLASHES BETWEEN

POLICE AND ANTI-GOVERNMENT

PROTESTORS.

FOR WHAT?

FOR WHAT DID YOU KILL MY

SON?

AND NOW ANOTHER SON IS

MISSING.

George: BACK ON THE

FRONT LINES, SUKANOFF WAVES

TO THE SPECIAL FORCES.

AT ONE POINT HE EVEN TRIES

TO MOTION FOR THEM TO COME

OVER TO HIS SIDE.

THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN.

FOR THE COMMITTED, LIKE THIS

MAN, THE FUTURE LOOKS VERY

UNCERTAIN.

AND POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS AS

WHISPERS OF A LOOMING

CRACKDOWN FILL THE AIR.

GEORGE THOMAS, CBN NEWS,

KIEV, UKRAINE.

Lori: FOR MORE OF

GEORGE'S EXCLUSIVE REPORTING

FROM KIEV, MAKE SURE YOU

VISIT OUR WEBSITE,

CBNNEWS.COM.

Mark: HERE AT HOME,

CALIFORNIA HAS SEEN LITTLE

TO NO RAIN THIS YEAR.

THE HISTORIC DROUGHT IS

AFFECTING RESIDENTS,

FARMERS, AND SOON POSSIBLY

EVEN THE REST OF THE

COUNTRY.

CAITLIN BURKE REPORTS.

Reporter: CALIFORNIA IS

RUNNING OUT OF WATER.

PARCHED FIELDS, STARVING

LIVESTOCK, AND NEAR EMPTY

WATER RESERVOIRS LED

GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN TO

DECLARE A DROUGHT

EMERGENCY.

THAT WAS TWO WEEKS AGO, AND

TODAY STILL NO RAIN.

SIMPLY PUT, THERE IS NOT

ENOUGH WATER TO GO AROUND.

Reporter: ON FRIDAY,

STATE OFFICIALS ANNOUNCED

THERE IS NO WATER LEFT IN

THE MAIN DISTRIBUTION

SYSTEM, AND THEY WON'T BE

DELIVERING ANY WATER TO

LOCAL AGENCIES THIS YEAR.

INSTEAD, THOSE USERS WILL

HAVE TO RELY ON OTHER

SUPPLIES.

TODAY'S ACTIONS MEAN THAT

EVERYONE, FARMERS, FISH,

PEOPLE IN OUR CITIES AND

TOWNS, WILL GET LESS WATER

AS A RESULT.

AND THESE ACTIONS WILL

PROTECT US ALL BETTER IN THE

LONG RUN.

Reporter: THE MOVE

AFFECTS MORE THAN 25 MILLION

PEOPLE, MOST NOTABLY

CALIFORNIA'S FARMERS.

THE CITRUS BELT, THE

GRAPES, THE NUTS, ALL OF

THEM.

WHEN YOU TAKE THEM TO ZERO

WATER ALLOCATION, WHICH IS

WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN

HERE, IT IS GOING TO BE A

MAJOR CRISIS FOR THOSE

CITIES.

Reporter: THE IMPACT

COULD SPREAD ACROSS THE

COUNTRY, PINCHING THE

NATION'S FOOD SUPPLY.

THIS YEAR WE'LL SEE MAYBE

A LITTLE LESS PRODUCT OR A

LITTLE SMALLER.

IF WE HAVE ANOTHER YEAR LIKE

THIS, IT WILL BE A TRAGEDY.

Reporter: CALIFORNIA

HAS ALREADY EXPERIENCED

THREE YEARS OF BELOW NORMAL

RAIN AND SNOW.

NOW 17 COMMUNITIES AND WATER

DISTRICTS ARE WITHIN 100

DAYS OF COMPLETELY RUNNING

OUT OF WATER.

GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN IS

ASKING EVERYONE TO DO THEIR

PART TO CONSERVE.

DON'T FLUSH MORE THAN YOU

HAVE TO.

DON'T SHOWER MORE THAN YOU

NEED TO.

AND TURN YOUR WATER OFF WHEN

YOUR SHAVING OR BRUSHING

YOUR TEETH.

Reporter: CAITLIN

BURKE, CBN NEWS.

Lori: COMING UP, WHY

PROTESTS ARE EXPECTED TO

PICK UP IN THAILAND AFTER

WEEKEND ELECTIONS.

Lori: THE TERROR GROUP,

BOKO HARAM, IS BEING BLAMED

FOR THE DEATH OF A PASTOR IN

NIGERIA.

THEY LAUNCHED AN ATTACK IN A

CHRISTIAN VILLAGE IN THE

STATE OF OTAMOWA.

10 OTHER WORSHIPPERS WERE

ALSO KILLED. THE

AL-QAEDA-LINKED BOKO HARAM

IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THOUSANDS

OF DEATHS IN NIGERIA OVER

THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS.

THE GROUP HAS CAUSED

THOUSANDS OF CHRISTIANS TO

FLEE.

Mark: PROTESTORS ARE

PLANNING MORE EVENTS IN

THAILAND.

THAT AFTER THIS WEEKEND'S

ELECTION THERE WAS DISRUPTED

BY VOTERS.

RESULTS WON'T BE KNOWN FOR

AT LEAST A MONTH.

AS LUCILLE TALUSEN REPORTS,

THEY'RE UNLIKELY TO BRING A

QUICK END TO THE NATION'S

POLITICAL CRISIS.

[YELLING]

Reporter:

ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTESTORS

BLOCKED VOTERS FROM CASTING

THEIR BALLOTS AND MANY AREAS

OF BANGKOK AND SOUTHERN

THAILAND ON SUNDAY.

OTHER POLLING PLACES WERE

CLOSED BECAUSE NO POLL

WORKERS SHOWED UP TO OPEN

THEM.

DESPITE THOSE SETBACKS,

VOTING PROCEEDED PEACEFULLY

IN 89% OF NATIONWIDE POLLING

STATIONS.

THIS IS ONLY ONE OF THE

POLLING CENTERS THAT HAS

SUCCESSFULLY OPENED.

WITH ONLY AN HOUR TO GO

BEFORE CLOSING TIME, OUT OF

THE 700 REGISTERED VOTERS,

ONLY 100 CAME TO CAST THEIR

BALLOTS.

BANGKOK VOTER TURNOUT

DECLINED 25% COMPARED TO THE

LAST ELECTION.

AND THAT'S BECAUSE TENS OF

THOUSANDS OF THAIS JOINED

THE BOYCOTT.

THEY PREFERRED TO

PARTICIPATE IN A NATIONAL

PICNIC DAY, SHARING FOOD AND

CELEBRATING DEMOCRACY.

THIS CHRISTIAN, WHO

REQUESTED ANONIMITY,

EXPLAINS WHY SHE DID NOT

VOTE.

I'M NOT VOTING BECAUSE I

THINK THE GOVERNMENT IS --

THE PROCESS OF THE ELECTION

IS NOT FAIR.

HALF OF THE PEOPLE OF THE

COUNTRY ARE NOT HEARD.

Reporter: THE POLITICAL

DIVISIONS HAVE ALSO AFFECTED

THE THAI CHURCH.

NEVERTHELESS, CHRISTIANS

HERE ARE THANKFULLY PRAYING

FOR A PEACEFUL END TO THE

POLITICAL CRISIS.

MEANWHILE, VOTING

SUBSCRIPTIONS HAVE CAUSED

THE GOVERNMENT TO SCHEDULE

ANOTHER DAY OF VOTING FOR

FEBRUARY 23rd.

THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO

OPEN THE PARLIAMENT -- SHE

CANNOT DO IT BECAUSE THE LAW

REQUIRES THAT AT LEAST THERE

MUST BE 95% OF M.P.s IN

THERE.

THEY HAS TO KEEP DOING

ELECTIONS FOR CERTAIN PLACES

WHERE THE BALLOT HAS NOT

BEEN COMPLETED YET.

Reporter: AND IN THE

MEANTIME, ELECTION MAY EVEN

BE NULLIFIED DUE TO PRESS

AND CORRUPTION CHARGES

AGAINST PRIME MINISTER YING

YINGLUCK'S GOVERNMENT.

LUCILLE TALUSEN, CBN NEWS,

BANGKOK.

Mark: UP NEXT, WHY SOME

PALESTINIANS ARE RALLYING

AROUND AN ISRAELI COMPANY IN

THE WEST BANK.

Mark: WELCOME BACK.

A COMMERCIAL FROM LAST

NIGHT'S SUPER BOWL HAS BEEN

CAUSING CONTROVERSY.

Lori: IT INVOLVES A

MOVEMENT TO BOYCOTT ISRAEL,

HOLLYWOOD STAR SCARLETT

JOHANSSON AND SODASTREAM.

Mark: CHRIS MITCHELL

BRIN BRINGS US TONIGHT'S

FOCUS REPORT JUST OUTSIDE OF

JERUSALEM.

Reporter: HERE IS ONE

COMMERCIAL MILLIONS SAW

DURING THE SUPER BOWL.

MIX IN THE PERFECT

FLAVOR.

SODA THAT IS BETTER FOR YOU

AND ALL OF US.

Reporter: SHE ENDORSES

SODA STREAM, AND FOR YEARS

SERVED AS A SPOKESPERSON FOR

OXFAM.

BUT OXFAM RECENTLY SAID HER

WORK WITH SODA STREAM IS

INCOMPATIBLE BECAUSE IT

OCCUPIES A FACTORY IN WHAT

THEY CALL THE O OCCUPIED

WEST BANK.

IT IS ABOUT A 20 MINUTE

DRIVE OUTSIDE OF ISRAEL.

AND IT IS A TARGET OF

B.D.S.

THE FACTORY EMPLOYEES 1400

WORKERS.

500 ARE PALESTINIAN.

SOME IN THE B.D.S. MOVEMENT

WOULD LIKE TO SHUT THE

FACTORY DOWN.

SODA STREAM C.E.O. SAYS THEY

SHOULD COME HERE.

COME HERE AND TELL ME YOU

WANT US TO CLOSE THE

FACTORY.

IT IS EASY TO SAY WE'RE

HURTING HUMAN RIGHTS.

Reporter: OXFAM SAYS

BUSINESSES, SUCH AS SODA

STREAM, FURTHER THE

COMMUNITIES WE WORK TO

SUPPORT.

YET SODA STREAM WORKERS, WHO

MAKE THREE TO FOUR TIMES

WHAT OTHER PALESTINIAN

WORKERS MAY IN THE WEST

BANK, TELL A DIFFERENT

STORY.

WE LOVE SODA STREAM.

NO WORK ON OUTSIDE.

EVERYTHING IS EASY HERE.

I'M THE ONLY BOY AND THE

FAMILY, SO I HAVE TO WORK.

I'M LUCKY TO FIND A JOB LIKE

THIS.

Reporter: SCARLETT

JOHANSSON STOOD WITH SODA

STREAM'S PALESTINIAN WORKERS

AND RESIGNED FROM OXFAM.

SHE SAID SHE AND OXFAM HAVE

A FUNDAMENTAL DISAGREEMENT.

FINALLY SOMEONE LIKE

SCARLET HAS THE COURAGE TO

STAND UP TO THAT VERY

POPULAR JOINING THE BOYCOTT,

APARTHEID TYPE OF LANGUAGE,

AND SEES THERE IS A SMARTER

WAY TO BRING PEOPLE

TOGETHER.

Reporter: IN THE

MEANTIME, ISRAELI PRIME

MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU

REJECTED JOHN KERRY'S

WARNING THAT IF PEACE TALKS

WITH THE PALESTINIAN FAILED,

THE B.D.S. MOVEMENT WILL

SEVERELY HURT.

IN HEBREWS, FROM THE BOOK

OF ISAIAH, "THEY SHALL

TRANSFORM THEIR PLOWS."

SO INSTEAD OF MAKING

WEAPONS, WE MAKE

SODA-MAKERS.

AND WE DON'T WANT TO MAKE IT

ON OUR OWN.

WE WANT TO MAKE IT TOGETHER

WITH OUR PALESTINIAN

BROTHERS WHO LIVE RIGHT HERE

IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD, SIDE

BY SIDE WITH JEWS.

AND EVERY DAY WE'RE PROVING

THAT PEACE CAN HAPPEN AND

PEACE WILL HAPPEN IN THE

MIDDLE EAST.

Reporter: CHRIS

MITCHELL, ISRAEL.

Lori: UP NEXT, AN

UNUSUAL DONATION AT A

GOODWILL STORE REVEALS A

MANAGER'S TRUE COLORS.

Lori: WHAT WOULD YOU DO

IF YOU FOUND THOUSANDS OF

DOLLARS TUCKED AWAY IN

CLOTHES AT A THRIFT STORE?

Mark: ONE MICHIGAN MAN

DID NOT THINK TWICE, LORI,

WHEN HE HIT THE JACKPOT.

TYLER IS THE MANAGER OF A

GOODWILL, AND WHILE GOING

THROUGH DONATED CLOTHES, HE

CAME ACROSS STACKS OF MONEY

THAT HAD BEEN TUCKED AWAY.

AND IT ENDED UP BEING OVER

$43,000.

TYLER DID NOT EVEN COUNT THE

MONEY.

HE JUST TOOK IT AN RAN --

NO, JUST KIDDING.

HE IMMEDIATELY CALLED THE

POLICE.

I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.

I DIDN'T KNOW HOW MUCH IT

WAS, BUT I KNEW IT WAS A LOT

BECAUSE IT WAS HUNDRED

DOLLAR BILLS IN BANK BANDS.

I WAS SO GLAD WHEN THE

POLICE FINALLY TOOK THE

MONEY.

HAVING THAT MUCH MONEY, NO

MATTER WHO'S IT IS,

ESPECIALLY KNOWING SOMEBODY

IS LOOKING FOR IT, I JUST

WANT TO GET IT BACK TO THE

RIGHTFUL OWNERS.

Mark: GOOD FOR HIM.

THE POLICE TRACKED DOWN THE

OWNER, AND THE MAN HAD

DONATED CLOTHES OF A

RELATIVE WITHOUT CHECKING

THE POCKETS.

TYLER SAYS HE IS GLAD THE

RIGHTFUL OWNER HAS THE

MONEY.

HE DID THE RIGHT THING, NOT

EVEN COUNTING IT, JUST

MAKING SURE THE POLICE HAD

IT.

Lori: GOD TESTS US ALL

OF THE TIME.

WE NEVER KNOW WHEN WE'RE

GOING TO BE TESTED.

THAT'S ALL WE HAVE FOR THIS

EDITION OF "NEWSWATCH."

Mark: BE SURE TO

E-MAIL, IF YOU HAVE ANY

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