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CBN NewsWatch: April 2, 2014

On CBN Newswatch, April 2: Palestinian UN statehood push threatens Mideast talks, Deadly 8.2 earthquake displaces thousands in Chile, and Receding flood waters help mudslide search crews, and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH,"

MIDDLE EAST PEACE TALKS.

NEW CONCERNS THAT A DEAL TO

EXTEND NEGOTIATIONS COULD BE

IN JEOPARDY.

PLUS, A MASSIVE

EARTHQUAKE IN CHILE.

WHY SOME SAY A BIGGER ONE

COULD BE ON THE WAY.

Mark: AND CBN LOOKS AT

THE LIFE, CHANGING POWER OF

POSITIVE WORDS.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH."

GOOD EVENING, I'M MARK

MARTIN.

Lori: AND I'M LORI

JOHNSON.

MIDDLE EAST PEACE TALKS MAY

ONCE AGAIN BE IN DANGER.

SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN

KERRY CANCELLED HIS

SCHEDULED VISIT TO THE

REGION.

Mark: THAT AFTER

MAHMOUD ABBAS RENEWED HIS

PLAN TO HAVE STATEHOOD AT

THE UNITED NATIONS.

JOHN WAGGI HAS MORE.

Reporter: THESE

PALESTINIANS ARE CELEBRATING

THE DECISION BY MAHMOUD

ABBAS TO APPLY TO A DOZEN

INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS

AND AGENCIES, SOMETHING HE

PROMISED TO SUSPEND AS A

CONDITION OF TALKS WITH

ISRAEL.

THE MEN CHANT, "TO JERUSALEM

WE ARE GOING AS MARTYRS IN

THE MILLIONS."

THE PALESTINIAN PARTY SCENES

REPRESENT A SETBACK FOR THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, WHICH

HAS BEEN PUSHING HARD FOR

ISRAEL TO RELEASE MORE THAN

100 PALESTINIAN PRISONERS

WITH BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS IN

EXCHANGE FOR AN EXTENSION OF

TALKS.

ALSO IN THE MIX, JONATHAN

POLLARD, CONVICTED 30 YEARS

AGO OF SPYING ON THE U.S.

FOR ISRAEL.

THE WHITE HOUSE HAS

STEADFASTLY REFUSED TO

RELEASE POLLARD, BUT LAST

WEEK THE ADMINISTRATION

FLOATED THE IDEA OF FREEING

HIM TO KEEP THE MIDDLE EAST

PEACE TALKS GOING.

I THINK IT IS A CYNICAL

MOVE BY SECRETARY KE KERRY

AND OUR PRIME MINISTER TO

PUT IT ON THE TABLE.

Reporter: MANY IN

ISRAEL WONDER HOW THE U.S.

CAN IMPRISON POLLARD FOR

DECADES WHILE AT THE SAME

TIME DEMANDING THAT

PALESTINIANS RELEASE

HUNDREDS OF MURDERERS AS

PART OF A PEACE DEAL.

WE WANT TO SEE HIM COMING

HOME AFTER 29 YEARS IN JAIL,

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, WE

CANNOT ACCEPT THIS

AGREEMENT.

WE CANNOT RELEASE HUNDREDS

OF MURDERERS.

Reporter: POLLARD IS IN

TERRIBLE HEALTH, AND HIS

EX-WIFE, ANN, WANTS TO SEE

HIM FREE.

I PRAY THAT THE ISRAELI

GOVERNMENT, THAT NETANYAHU

AND HIS SECURITY CABINET

WILL DO ALL IN ITS POWER TO

MAKE SURE JONATHAN IS

RELEASED RIGHT NOW.

I AM SO AFRAID FOR HIS

HEALTH.

I HAVE NO IDEA HE HAS LASTED

HIS LONG.

Reporter: THE

PALESTINIANS CLAIM THEY

HAVEN'T GIVEN UP ON THE

PEACE TALKS, BUT THE

RATCHETLY UP OF THEIR

DIPLOMATIC BATTLE AGAINST

ISRAEL AND THE U.N. IS NOT

WELCOME IN THE U.N. OR

WASHINGTON.

WE URGE BOTH SIDES TO

SHOW RESTRAINT.

WHILE WE WORK WITH THEM.

Reporter: THE QUESTION

FOR NETANYAHU IS WHETHER HE

WILL SUBMIT TO WHAT SOME

ISRAELIS CALL U.S.

BLACKMAIL.

FREEDOM FOR POLLARD IN

EXCHANGE FOR THE RELEASE OF

PALESTINIAN PRISONERS, AND

STILL MORE TALKS WITH

ABBAS.

IT IS A DEAL THAT COULD

SHAKE UP THE PRIME

MINISTER'S GOVERNMENT.

JOHN WAGGI, CBN NEWS.

Mark: JOINING US IS

CLIFF MAY, THE PRESIDENT OF

THE FOUNDATION OF DEFENSE OF

DEMOCRACIES.

WHAT IS YOUR THOUGHT OF THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION PUSHING

FOR THE RELEASE OF NEARLY

100 PALESTINIAN PRISONERS IN

EXCHANGE FOR THE PEACE

TALKS.

I DON'T THINK THIS IS A

GOOD IDEA.

IF RELEASED, THERE IS A GOOD

CHANCE A GOOD PERCENTAGE OF

THEM WILL GO BACK TO

TERRORISM.

IT IS SENDS A BAD MESSAGE

THAT TERRORISTS CAN BE

RELEASED JUST TO GET MAHMOUD

ABBAS, THE HEAD OF THE

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY, TO

SIT AT THE TABLE, AND TALK

WITH THE ISRAELIS, TO

PRETEND HE IS WILLING TO

MAKE A DEAL.

Mark: SHOULD THE

RELEASE OF JONATHAN POLLARD

BE PART OF THESE PEACE TALK

DEALS?

I THINK IT SHOULD HAVE

NOTHING WHATSOEVER TO DO

WITH IT.

THIS IS ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT

THERE IS GOING TO BE

RECOGNITION OF ISRAEL AS IT

IS, A HOMELAND FOR THE

JEWISH PEOPLE, A MINORITY IN

THE MIDDLE EAST THAT HAS

SELF-DETERMINATION, AS OTHER

MINORITIES AND NATIONALITIES

SHOULD HAVE, AND WHETHER

PEOPLE IN THE MIDDLE EAST,

PARTICULARLY THE

PALESTINIANS, CAN LIVE WITH

A NON-MUSLIM AND NON-ARAB

NEIGHBOR AND CAN TOLERATE

THAT.

THIS SHOULD HAVE NOTHING

WHATSOEVER TO DO WITH

JONATHAN POLLARD.

THAT IS A VERY SEPARATE

ISSUE.

Mark: CLIFF, FOR MORE

THAN 20 YEARS, BOTH

REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS

HAVE PURSUED A TWO-STATE

SOLUTION OF THE REGION, AND

THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A

PALESTINIAN STATE, BUT THAT

SEEMS TO CONTINUE TO GO

NOWHERE.

WHY IS THAT?

I'M AFRAID THAT THE ROOT

CAUSE OF THAT, MARK, IS THAT

THE PALESTINIAN LEADERSHIP,

AND MANY WITHIN THE WEST

BANK AND GAZA, AND LESS

INTERESTED IN HAVING A STATE

OF THEIR OWN THAN THEY ARE

OF DESTROYING THE ONE JEWISH

STATE IN THE MIDDLE EAST,

THE ONE JEWISH STATE AND THE

WORLD.

THE PALESTINIANS HAVE BEEN

OFFERED STATEHOOD ON MANY

OCCASIONS.

AND THERE IS NO QUESTION IN

MY MIND THAT NETANYAHU WOULD

LIKE TO PURSUE A TWO-STATE

SOLUTION.

BUT A TWO-STATE SOLUTION

MEANS THAT THE ISRAELIS

RECOGNIZE THE PALESTINIANS

AS NEIGHBORS AND TRY TO GET

ALONG WITH THEM, AND THAT'S

IMPORTANT.

AND THAT THE PALESTINIANS

RECOGNIZE THE ISRAELIS, THE

JEWISH STATE WITH A

SUBSTANTIAL MINORITY OF

ARABS, MUSLIMS, CHRISTIANS,

BAHI, AND OTHERS.

AND THAT'S NOT YET IN THE

CARDS ON THE PALESTINIAN

SIDE.

THEY'RE NOT WILLING TO DO

IT.

THERE ARE NOT YET

PALESTINIAN STATE

INSTITUTIONS OF THE KIND

THAT WOULD BE NECESSARY FOR

SOVEREIGNTY AND

INDEPENDENCE.

KEEP IN MIND THAT THE

PALESTINIAN AUTHOR DEPENDS

ON ISRAEL FOR SECURITY, FOR

ENERGY, TO KEEP THE LIGHTS

GOING, FOR WATER, FOR MANY

THINGS.

IF THE ISRAELIS WERE TO TURN

ALL OF THAT OFF, THEY

WOULDN'T DO VERY WELL.

AND THE PALESTINIANS ALSO

DEPEND ON AMERICAN TAXPAYERS

AND OTHERS IN EUROPE TO KEEP

THEIR ECONOMY AFLOAT BECAUSE

THEY HAVE NOT BEEN WILLING

TO DO WHAT IS NECESSARY TO

ESTABLISH AN ECONOMIC

STRUCTURE THAT IS VIABLE.

IT IS ABSOLUTELY POSSIBLE TO

DO THIS, WITH GREAT ECONOMIC

GROWTH IN THE WEST BANK, BUT

THAT ONLY HAPPENS IN

COOPERATION WITH ISRAEL.

AND KEEP IN MIND THAT GAZA

IS RULED BY HAMAS, AND THAT

IS A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION

WITH IRANIAN TIES, AND IT

TOTALLY NOT ONLY REJECTS THE

EXISTENCE OF ISRAEL BUT HAS

SWORN GENOCIDE.

Mark: CLIFF MAY WITH

THE DEFENSE OF DEMOCRACIES,

THANKS, CLIFF, FOR BEING

WITH US.

THANK YOU, MARK.

Lori: AT LEAST SIX

PEOPLE ARE DEAD IN CHILE

AFTER LAST NIGHT'S MASSIVE

EARTHQUAKE.

THE POWERFUL 8.2 MAGNITUDE

EARTHQUAKE ROCKED BUILDINGS

AS FAR AWAY AS BOLIVIA AND

PERU AND SETTING OFF A

TSUNAMI ALERT.

CHARLENE ISRAEL HAS MORE.

Reporter: THE QUAKE

STRUCK ABOUT 8:46 p.m.,

FORCING EVACUATIONS ALONG

CHILE'S ENTIRE PACIFIC

COAST.

EVERYONE IS STAYING UP

UNTIL SUPER LATE.

Reporter: THE SHAKING

SHAKING DAMAGED SEVERAL

HOMES AND BUSINESSES, AS

WELL AS AN AIRPORT.

AND IT ALSO SET OFF

LANDSLIDES THAT BLOCKED

ROADS AND LEFT THOUSANDS

WITHOUT POWER.

SOME 400 ANTI-RIOT POLICE

AND SOLDIERS HAVE BEEN

DEPLOYED TO PREVENT LOOTING,

AND TO ROUND UP 300 INMATES

THAT ESCAPED FROM A WOMEN'S

PRISON.

AT LEAST EIGHT STRONG

AFTERSHOCKS FOLLOWED THE

QUAKE, SHAKING BUILDINGS AS

FAR AWAY AS BOW BOLIVIA AND

PERU.

YOU COULD FEEL THE WALL

MOVING, AS WELL AS THE

FLOOR.

THERE IS A TENT BACK IN THE

GARDEN, AND YOU COULD REALLY

SEE THAT MOVING BACK AND

FORTH.

Reporter: THE

EARTHQUAKE EVEN TRIGGERED

MICROSCOPIC SEISMIC

MEASUREMENTS IN NEW YORK'S

CENTRAL PARK.

CHILE IS LOCATED ON THE

SO-CALLED "RING OF FIRE."

AN ARK OF VOLCANOS AND FAULT

LINES THAT ARE PRONE TO

FREQUENT EARTHQUAKES AND

VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS.

WE EXPECT OTHER 8.8, 8.9

EARTHQUAKE SOME TIME IN THE

FUTURE.

Reporter: IN 2010,

ABOUT 500 PEOPLE WERE KILLED

WITH AN 8.8 MAGNITUDE

EARTHQUAKE STRUCK THE

COUNTRY.

IN JUST THE PAST TWO WEEKS,

HUNDREDS OF EARTHQUAKES HAVE

BEEN SHAKING CHILE'S FAR

NORTHERN COAST.

MEANWHILE, A SMALL

EARTHQUAKE THAT HIT

LOS ANGELES LAST WEEK COULD

POINT TO THE BIG ONE.

THE U.S. GEOLOGICALLY SURVEY

ESTIMATES THAT A 7.5

MAGNITUDE QUAKE THERE COULD

KILL 3,000 TO 18,000 PEOPLE

AND CAUSE UP TO $250 BILLION

IN DAMAGES.

CHARLENE ARON, CBN NEWS.

Mark: 29 PEOPLE ARE NOW

CONFIRMED DEAD IN THE

WASHINGTON STATE MUDSLIDE.

MORE THAN 10 DAYS AFTER THE

DISASTER, RESCUE CREWS

CONTINUE SEARCHING FOR HUMAN

REMAINS.

20 PEOPLE ARE STILL

MISSING.

THE WEATHER HAS BEEN NICE

THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS, AND

IT HAS ALLOWED US TO GET

INTO MORE AREAS.

OUT THERE, AS THE WATER

LEVELS RECEDE AND MORE WATER

IS NOT COMING INTO THE SITE,

IN THE LAST SEVERAL DAYS

WE'VE SEEN A TOTAL DROP OF

2.7 FEET IN THE PONDED AREAS

THROUGHOUT THE SITE.

Mark: BUT AS MUCH AS

THREE INCHES OF RAIN IS

EXPECTED FROM THURSDAY TO

SUNDAY.

SO FAR THE MUDSLIDE HAS

CAUSED AN ESTIMATED

$32 MILLION IN DAMAGE.

Lori: THERE IS

ESCALATELY VIOLENCE IN THE

CAPITAL OF CENTRAL AFRICAN

REPUBLIC.

IN THE LAST 10 DAYS, MORE

THAN 60 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN

KILLED IN FIGHTING BETWEEN

CHRISTIANS AND MUSLIMS IN

BANGUI.

HUNDREDS THERE ARE FLEEING

THE AREA.

IT LED THE UNITED NATIONS TO

DECLARE THE REGION A HUMAN

RIGHTS EMERGENCY A FEW

MONTHS AGO, AND NOW THE U.N.

SAYS IT IS TIME FOR THE

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO

DO MORE TO HELP.

THE PEOPLE OF CENTRAL

AFRICAN REPUBLIC ARE

SUFFERING GRAVE, DEPLORABLE

ATROCITIES.

Lori: SECRETARY-GENERAL

BAN KI-MOON IS CALLING ON

THE WORLD TO SEND

PEACEKEEPING TROOPS TO THE

REGION, AS WELL AS FINANCIAL

REPORT.

MORE THAN A MILLION PEOPLE

IN THE REPUBLIC ARE IN NEED

OF HUMANITARIAN AID.

Mark: MILITANTS ARE

STAGING A CHEMICAL ATTACK IN

DAMASCUS, AND THEY'RE

PLANNING TO BLAME IT ON THE

ASHAD.

HE WARNS THAT SYRIAN

AUTHORITIES HAVE INTERCEPTED

COMMUNICATIONS INDICATING

THE ATTACK.

HE SAYS, QUOTE,"ARMED

TERRORIST GROUPS ARE

PREPARING TO USE TOXIC GAS

IN ORDER TO ACCUSE THE

SYRIAN GOVERNMENT OF HAVING

COMMITTED SUCH AN ACT OF

TERRORISM."

THE INTERCEPTED

COMMUNICATION SHOWS

MILITANTS HAVE BEEN SECRETLY

DISTRIBUTING GAS MASKS TO

THOSE WORKING WITH THEM.

Lori: UKRAINE'S OUSTED

PRESIDENT SAYS HE WAS WRONG

TO INVITE RUSSIAN TROOPS

INTO CRIMEA.

VIKTOR YANUKOVYCH SAYS HE

WILL TRY TO PERSUADE RUSSIA

TO RETURN CRIMEA TO

UKRAINE.

DURING HIS FIRST INTERVIEW

SINCE FLEEING HIS COUNTRY IN

FEBRUARY, HE SAID THE

TAKEOVER WAS A TRAGEDY THAT

WOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED IF HE

HAD STAYED IN POWER.

ADDING HE STILL CONSIDERS

HIMSELF THE LEGITIMATE

PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE.

BUT I HAVE THE

RESPONSIBILITY AS THE

PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE, WHO

WAS ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE.

IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW THIS

LOOKS.

AND NO MATTER WHAT I SAID, I

CANNOT ACCEPT THIS.

I WILL NEVER ACCEPT THIS.

Lori: UKRAINE AND THE

WEST CONDEMN RUSSIA'S

ANNEXATION OF CRIMEA LAST

MONTH AS ILLEGAL.

THE U.S., CANADA, AND THE

E.U. ARE IMPLEMENTING MORE

SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA.

Mark: COMING UP,

CHRISTIAN MISSIONARIES

HELPING HUNDREDS OF KIDS GET

A BETTER EDUCATION.

WE'LL SHOW YOU WHERE.

Lori: PARENTS WORLDWIDE

WANT THEIR CHILDREN TO HAVE

A GOOD EDUCATION AND A

BRIGHT FUTURE.

BUT IN SOME NATIONS, IT'S

HARD ENOUGH JUST TO STAY

ALIVE.

Mark: THAT'S OFTEN THE

CASE FOR BURMESE MIGRANTS

LIVING IN THAILAND.

BUT AS LUCILLE TALUSEN

REPORTS, A SCHOOL RUN BY

CHRISTIAN MISSIONARIES THERE

IS CHANGING THE LIVES OF

THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN.

Reporter: FOR MORE THAN

10 YEARS, THIS SCHOOL HAS

PROVIDED FREE EDUCATION TO

BURMESE CHILD REFUGEES.

AS AN EXPRESSION OF HIS

GRATITUDE, FORMER STUDENT

TUNI IS NOW TEACHING IN THIS

SCHOOL.

THEY HAVE TAUGHT ME MANY

THINGS, AND NOW I WANT TO

SHARE WHAT I LEARNED WITH MY

OWN PEOPLE.

Reporter: ELTIS TAKES

ITS NAME FROM THE GREEK WORD

FOR HOPE.

THE MINISTRY WORKS TO LIVE

UP TO ITS NAME FOR THESE

CHILDREN WHO HAVE ESCAPED

BURMA'S VIOLENCE AND EXTREME

POVERTY.

MOST OF THE UNDOCUMENTED

MIGRANTS USE THIS BACK DOOR

TO GET TO THAILAND.

THE BURMESE PARENTS BRING

THEIR CHILDREN TO THIS

NORTHERN PART OF THAILAND,

BELIEVING THAT HERE THEIR

CHILDREN CAN HAVE A BETTER

LIFE.

ELTIS' CO-FOUNDER MARIA IS

OVERWHELMED AT HOW GOD

GUIDED THEM THROUGH THE

YEARS OF HELPING ILLEGAL

CHILD MIGRANTS.

THEY HAVE FACED EVICTION AND

THREATS TO THEIR LIVES.

AND WE SAID TO TRAIN YOUR

VOICE FROM WEEPING AND YOUR

EYES FROM TEARS.

AND YOUR CHILDREN WILL GO

BACK TO THEIR OWN LAND.

THIS IS A PROMISE I'M

HOLDING UNTIL NOW.

Reporter: TRAINED BY

CBN'S ASIAN CENTER FOR

MISSIONS, THE MINISTRY HAS

GROWN TO MORE THAN 300

STUDENTS.

IN ADDITION TO LESSONS,

STUDENTS GET LUNCH, WHICH,

FOR MOST OF THEM, IS THEIR

ONLY COMPLETE MEAL FOR THE

DAY.

ELTIS PROVIDES SHELTER FOR

THE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.

THAT HELPS PROTECT THESE

GIRLS FROM PROSTITUTION OR

CHILD LABOR.

SHE ALMOST MISSED OUT ON

THIS NEW LIFE BECAUSE HER

MOTHER WANTED HER TO WORK IN

BANGKOK.

SHE CHANGED HER MIND AFTER

REALIZING THAT SHE WAS THE

FIRST MEMBER OF THEIR CLAN

TO EVER GRADUATE FROM

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

NOW SHE IS THE FIRST ELTIS

GRADUATE ADMI ADMITTED TO A

PRESTIGIOUS THAI SCHOOL.

MY HOPE IS I WANT TO

SHARE ABOUT GOD.

I WANT TO HELP THE OTHER

STUDENTS, ALSO.

Reporter: ELTIS

TEACHERS ALSO SHARE CHRIST'S

SALVATION, AND TEACH THE

CHILDREN TO READ THE BIBLE.

MARIA IS HAPPY TO SEE THEM

APPLY WHAT THEY LEARNED TO

THEIR LIVES.

SHE FONDLY RECALLS HOW ONE

OF THE GIRLS GAVE UP THE

DOLL SHE WON IN THE

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE SO MARIA

COULD HAVE HER OWN.

I SAID, HOW CAN YOU GIVE

THIS TO ME.

I KNOW YOU HAVE THE BIG

ONE.

AND SHE SAID, YEAH, TEACHER,

BUT I EXCHANGED THAT FOR

THIS BARBIE DOLL BECAUSE I

WANT YOU TO HAVE THIS.

Reporter: AND WHEN

ASKED WHY SHE DID IT,

"TEACHER MARIA LOVES US AND

THAT IS WHY I WANTED TO GIVE

HER THE BARBIE DOLL.

SHE NEVER HAD ONE.

I ALSO LEARNED WHEN WE GIVE

MUCH, WE RECEIVE MUCH."

JUST ONE EXAMPLE HOW ELTIS

MISSIONARIES ARE CHANGING

THE LIVES OF THESE

CHILDREN.

LUCILLE TALUSEN, CBN NEWS,

THAILAND.

Lori: UP NEXT, FINDING

YOUR DIVINE FINGERPRINT.

HOW ONE PASTOR SAYS

INTENTIONAL LIVING CAN

CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

Mark: WELCOME BACK.

THERE ARE SOME BASIC

QUESTIONS IN LIFE, LIKE, WHY

ARE WE ON THIS EARTH?

AND HOW CAN ONE PERSON MAKE

A DIFFERENCE?

Lori: ONE INFLUENTIAL

PASTOR SAYS EVERYONE HAS A

DIVINE FINGERPRINT.

IN TONIGHT'S FOCUS REPORT,

HE TELLS PAUL STRAND HOW TO

FIND YOUR UNIQUE PURPOSE.

Reporter: IN AN AGE OF

BRUTAL RECESSIONS AND

COLLEGE DEGREES THAT LEAD TO

NO JOBS, MANY YOUNG PEOPLE

DRIFT, FEEL HOPELESS.

THEY'VE BEEN

DISILLUSIONED BY THEIR

PARENTS' MARRIAGE DIDN'T

WORK.

THEY'RE DISILLUSIONED BY A

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