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CBN NewsWatch: April 17, 2014

On CBN Newswatch, April 17: Israeli EM: Judea, Samaria key to Israel's security, Film spotlighting 'honor abuse' called Islamophobic, Ukraine, Russia, US reach deal to ease crisis, and more Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH" PEACE

IN THE MIDDLE EAST HOW ONE

SECTION OF LAND IS PLAYING A BIG

ROLE IN THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN

PEACE PROCESS.

PLUS HONOR CULTURE, HOW SOME

ARE FIGHTING TO END THE

SYSTEMATIC ABUSE OF WOMEN.

AND CBN NEWS SITS DOWN WITH

THE CAST OF THE NEW FILM "HEAVEN

IS FOR REAL" ALL OF THIS AND

ORE TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH."

BACK IN PEACE TALKS

BETWEEN ISRAELI AND

PALESTINIANS.

THOUSANDS HIT THE STREETS IN

PROTEST, SOME VIOLENTLY

CLASHING.

MEANWHILE LEADERS FROM BOTH

SIDES ARE MEETING A U.S. ENVOY

TO THE MIDDLE EAST AND RESTART

NEGOTIATIONS ON PEACE TALKS.

JOHN KERRY HAS SPENT MONTHS

STRUGGLING TO CREATE A FRAMEWORK

THAT WOULD REVIVE THOSE

NEGOTIATIONS.

TO JEWS AND CHRISTIANS, JUDEA

ARE THE BIBLE'S HEART LAND.

MANY WANT ISRAEL TO GIVE UP THIS

IMPORTANT PEACE OF HISTORY TO

THE PALESTINIANS.

ERICK STAKELBECK HAS THE STORY

REPORTER: HIS STORY READS

LIKE THE AMERICAN DREAM, ENTERS

POLITICS AND BECOMES A RISING

STAR.

HIS PARENTS ARE BOTH AMERICAN

CITIZENS, HIS STORY IS UNIQUELY

ISRAELI.

AFTER GETTING RICH FROM SELLING

HIS START UP COMPANY.

HE LED A COMMANDO GROUP AGAINST

HEZBOLLAH.

AT THAT POINT I OUGHT TO BE

IN THE CARIBBEAN WITH A COCKTAIL

WITH AN UMBRELLA, THAT WAR

CHANGED MY LIFE.

I DECIDED NOT TO COME BACK TO

THE BUSINESS WORLD BUT I HAVE TO

DO SOMETHING TO MY COUNTRY.

REPORTER: HE BECOME PRIME

MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU'S

CHIEF OF STAFF.

HE NOW HEADS THE JEWISH HOME

PARTY.

YOU WERE AN ENTREPRENEUR,

HEADED UP AN ELITE COMMANDO

UNIT, WHY POLITICS?

WE ARE SURROUNDED BY REGIMES

THAT WANT TO WIPE US OFF THIS

EARTH.

WHILE I THOUGHT ISRAEL COULD BE

TAKEN FOR GRANTED, IT CAN'T.

REPORTER: BENNET TOLD CBN

NEWS, A KEY TO PRESERVING IS BY

KEEPING THE WEST BANK.

YOU STAND ON THE MOUNTAINS OF

SAMAR

SAMARIA, YOU CAN SEE THE

AIRPORT.

WHAT WOULD SUPPOSEDLY BECOME

THE STATE IS A MOUNTAIN.

SMALLER ISRAEL, PRE-'67 LINES IS

RIGHT OVER.

IMAGINE GIVING THIS HIGH LAND TO

THE PALESTINIANS.

REPORTER: HE SAYS ITS ENEMIES

MAKE WAR AND JEWISH PEOPLE'S

ROOTS GO BACK NEARLY 4,000

YEARS.

WHEN I WALK AROUND JUDEA AND

SAMARIA, THE VERY TRAILS JACOB

WALKED, YOU SEE THE PATRIARCHS

AND MATRIARCHS ARE ALL BURIED.

REPORTER: NEVERTHELESS,

OBAMA E BUILDS WHILE THE

ADMINISTRATION LEADS THE CHARGE

ON THAT ISSUE.

BENNET SAYS IT IS A DIFFERENT

STORY WHEN IT COMES TO IRAN'S

NUCLEAR PROGRAM.

BENNET CALLS A BIG MISTAKE.

WE HAVE TO ENFORCE THOSE

SANCTIONS, OTHERWISE ISRAEL WILL

DEFEND ITSELF.

REPORTER: BENNET SAID HE OWES

IT TO HIS FOUR SMALL CHILDREN TO

KEEP ISRAEL SAFE.

HE ALSO SUPPORTS THE EVANGELICAL

CHRISTIANS.

ERICK STAKELBECK, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

THANKS, ERICK.

SEARCH IS ON FOR THE TEENAGE

GIRLS ABDUCTED BY THE ISLAMIC

EXTREMIST GROUP BOKO HARAM.

THEY ARE NARROWING IN ON A

FOREST WHERE THEY THINK THE 100

GIRLS HELD.

THE PRINCIPAL FROM THE SCHOOL

SAYS OUT OF THE 129 ABDUCTED, 14

MANAGED TO ESCAPE AND FIND HELP.

THE KIDNAPPING IS HIGHLIGHTING

POWER OF BOKO HARAM IN NIGERIA.

THEY CALLED A MEETING TO DISCUSS

THE MATTER.

IT IS A CONCEPT CALLED FAMILY

HONOR AND LEADING TO VIOLENCE

ACROSS THE WORLD.

IT IS HAPPENING AMONG MUSLIM

FAMILIES.

WOMEN CAN BE BEATEN AND KILLED

FOR THE SAKE OF HONOR.

A NEW FILM IS RAISING AWARENESS

ABOUT THE HORRORS THESE WOMEN

SUFFER.

CHRIS MITCHELL BRINGS THAT STORY

FROM JERUSALEM.

A NEW DOCUMENTARY SHOWS THE

ABUSE OF HUNDREDS OF ISLAMIC

WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD.

THE HONOR SYSTEM IS BASIS OF

A LOT OF HARM PERPETUATED

AGAINST WOMEN.

TWEETING, FACEBOOK CAN BE

DEEMED DISHONORABLE.

WEARING SHORT SLEEVES OR A

HEAD SCARF OR HAVING BEEN SEEING

TALKING TO A MAN.

MOST OF THEM DEVOUT MUSLIMS

TO TELL THEIR STORIES AND

STORIES OF THE WOMEN THEY WORK

WITH.

THERE IS A TERRIBLE FEAR OF

THE EDUCATED EMPOWERED WOMEN.

THEY TALK ABOUT PUBLIC

LASHING, ACID ATTACKS,

MUTILATION, FORCED MARRIAGES OF

LITTLE GIRLS AS YOUNG AS EIGHT

OR FIVE YEARS OLD.

WIDESPREAD FEMALE GENTILE

MUTILATION, ALL KWAR CARRIED OUT

FOR HONOR.

CBN NEWS SPOKE WITH ONE OF THE

EXPERTS.

HONOR VIOLENCE AFFECTS WOMEN

OF ALL BACKGROUNDS AND ALL

FAITHS.

UNFORTUNATELY SOME OF THE MOST

EGREGIOUS MANIFESTATIONS ARE IN

THE MUSLIM WORLD.

IT IS A PHENOMENON SPREADING

EVEN IN THE U.S. MOVIE IS FACING

OPPOSITION IN AMERICA.

SEVERAL COLLEGE CAMPUSES

INCLUDING UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

HAVE CANCELLED THE FILM.

THIS IS WHAT ONE CARE

REPRESENTATIVE SAID ON FOX NEWS.

I UNDERSTAND THERE ARE WOMEN

WHO ARE MUSLIM WOMEN WHO WORK ON

THESE ISSUES.

WHAT I AM DISGUSTED BY IS

SOMEONE WOULD TAKE THIS FILM AND

PERFORM THEIR OWN HATE FILLED

AGENDA.

ANYONE WHO SPEAKS HONESTLY

ABOUT ISLAM IS CONSIDERED AN IS

L

LAMAPHOBE.

ANYBODY THAT SPEAKS HONESTLY

IS TARGETED IN THE U.S.,

DEMONIZED, ACCUSED OF HATRED,

BIGOTRY AND SO ON.

PEOPLE NEED TO WAKE UP AND

REALIZE.

HUMAN RIGHTS ARE NEVER

SOMETHING TO BE IGNORED, NEVER

SOMETHING TO BE EXCUSED BY

CULTURE OR RELIGION.

THE CONTROVERSY MAY BRING

MORE TO SEE THE FILM AND NEEDS

TO BE EXPOSED.

CHRIS MITCHELL CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

A NEW PLAN TO DEESCALATE

VIOLENCE IN UKRAINE.

THEY HAVE AGREED ON A SERIES OF

STEPS AIMED AT RESTORING ORDER

AFTER A MEETING IN GENEVA.

SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY

SAYS IT MEANS NOTHING IF ACTION

ISN'T TAKEN TO CALM THE

SITUATION IN THE FORMER SOVIET

REPUBLIC.

ALL ILLEGALLY SEIZED

BUILDINGS MUST BE RETURNED TO

OWNERS, ALL OCCUPIED STREETS,

SQUARES AND OTHER PLACES IN

UKRAINIAN CITIES AND TOWNS MUST

BE VACATED.

KERRY IS CONDEMNING EXTREMIST

INCLUDING ANTI-SEMITISM.

PRO-RUSSIAN MILITANTS IN THE

CITY OF DONESK HAVE BEEN ORDER

ORDERING JEWS.

HERE AT HOME, THERE IS NO

PLAN TO FIX IMMIGRATION.

ACCORDING TO REVEREND LUIS

CORTEZ, PRESIDENT SAID HE WOULD

NOT BE DOING ANYTHING TO CHANGE

THE LAWS AS IT CURRENTLY EXISTS.

THIS IS ONE OF THE ISSUES

THAT ISN'T A RED STATE VS. BLUE

STATE DIVIDE.

MOST PEOPLE AGREE ACROSS THE

RELIGIOUS AND POLITICAL

SPECTRUMS OUR IMMIGRATION SYSTEM

IS BROKEN.

PRESIDENT TOLD RELIGIOUS

LEADERS WHILE HIS ADMINISTRATION

CAN TAKE STEPS, ONLY CONGRESS

CAN FIX THE BROKEN SYSTEM.

LATEST WEEKLY UNEMPLOYMENT

NUMBERS SHOW PRERECESSION JOB

LESS RATES.

HEAD OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SAYS

THE STIMULUS PUT IN PLACE IN

2009 IS STILL VERY MUCH NEEDED.

HALF OF THE ECONOMY IS

UNCERTAIN.

EFFECTIVE POLICY MUST RESPOND TO

SIGNIFICANT UNEXPECTED TWISTS

AND TURNS THE ECONOMY MAY TALK.

THUS FAR, THERE IS LITTLE

QUESTION THAT THE ECONOMY HAS

REMAINED FAR FROM MAXIMUM

EMPLOYMENT.

[APPLAUSE]

OFFICIALS SAY THE COUNTRY

SHOULD EXPECT A GRADUAL RETURN

TO FULL EMPLOYMENT OVER THE NEXT

TWO TO THREE YEARS.

COMING UP, THE SEARCH FOR

THOSE MISSING IN THE SOUTH

KOREAN FERRY TRAGEDY.

WELCOME BACK TO THE

BROADCAST, SEARCH AND RESCUE

TEAMS ARE LOOKING UNDERWATER FOR

SURVIVORS.

AT LEAST 20 PEOPLE CONFIRMED

DEAD, 270 STILL MISSING.

HEATHER SELLS REPORTS.

REPORTER: PARENTS ANXIOUSLY

WAIT.

STRONG CURRENTS, RAIN AND BAD

VISIBILITY ARE MAKING IT HARD

FOR RESCUERS TO SEARCH THE

VESSELS.

PARENTS ARE CLINGING TO HOPE

FROM TEXT MESSAGES FROM ONE

MISSING 18 YEAR OLD.

DAD, DON'T WORRY, I HAVE A LIFE

VEST ON AND WE ARE HUDDLED

TOGETHER.

ON SON TEXTED, MOM, I MIGHT NOT

BE ABLE TO TELL YOU IN PERSON, I

LOVE YOU.

THIS FAMILY RECEIVED THE

DEVASTATING NEWS THEIR SON DID

NOT SURVIVE.

CARRYING 475

PEOPLE.

HIGH SCHOOL

TO THES ON A SCHOOL TRIP

TOURIST ISLAND OF JAJU.

AFTER TRAVELING OVERNIGHT AND

THREE HOURS LEFT TO GO, THE SHIP

BEGAN TO LIFT.

ONE CREW MEMBER SAYS AN

EVACUATION ORDER WAS NOT ISSUED.

INSTEAD THE SHIP'S OFFICER SPENT

A PRECIOUS HALF HOUR TRYING TO

STABILIZE THE FERRY BEFORE

TELLING THE PASSENGERS TO GET

OFF.

CAPTAIN OF THE SHIP HIDING

HIS FACE IN HIS SWEATER HAS

APOLOGIZED.

I AM SORRY AND DEEPLY

ASHAMED.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY.

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ABLE TO

REACH THE SHIP USING

HELICOPTERS.

OTHERS CLUTCHED ON TO RAILINGS

UNTIL THEY COULD MAKE IT ON TO

RESCUE BOATS.

IT WAS VERY INTENSE SAYS THIS

MAN.

THE SHIP TILTED MORE THAN 45°.

FERRY SANK IN THE 90 FOOT SEAS

IN TWO HOURS.

SO FAR, NO WORD ON WHAT CAUSED

THE TRAGEDY.

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

POLICE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR

THAT SITUATION.

MOVING ON, WILD FIRES THAT

DEVASTATED NEIGHBORHOODS IN

CHILE ARE NOW UNDER CONTROL.

FIFTEEN DIED AND 11,000 LOST

THEIR HOMES.

THEY BEGIN THE CLEAN UP PROCESS.

THE PRESIDENT PROMISED TO

REBUILD WITH TIGHTER BUILDING

CODES.

FIREFIGHTERS SAID IT COULD TAKE

WEEKS TO GET THE EM E EER --

AMBERS.

THE APPROACH OF WINTER MAKES THE

RELIEF EFFORT ALL THE MORE

URGENT.

RIGHT NOW PEOPLE GOING TO

CLEAN, TO HELP THE PEOPLE, TO

PRAY, TO BRING CLOTHES, FOOD.

RIGHT NOW WE ARE GOING IN

WINTER.

IT IS SO COLD RIGHT NOW HERE.

WE NEED MORE CLOTHES FOR LIKE

THE PEOPLE TO NOT GET FROZEN

THERE.

RIGHT NOW IT IS REALLY, REALLY

COLD.

CHURCHES FROM AROUND THE

COUNTRY ARE COLLECTED BLANKETS

AND SUPPLIES FOR THE THOUSANDS

OF FAMILIES LEFT HOMELESS BY THE

FIRE.

UP NEXT, "HEAVEN IS FOR REAL"

WE GO BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE

NEW HOLLYWOOD FILM.

FANS OF THE BOOK "HEAVEN IS

FOR REAL" ARE FINALLY GETTING

THE CHANCE TO SEE THE STORY COME

ALIVE.

IT IS NOW IN THEATRES.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM WENT BEHIND

THE SCENES ABOUT BRINGING ONE

LITTLE BOY'S LIFE TO THE BIG

SCREEN.

MILLIONS HAVE READ THE BRIGHT

YELLOW BOOK "HEAVEN IS FOR

REAL."

SONY PICTURES FILM DIRECTOR

RANDALL WALLACE.

ARE YOU NERVOUS ABOUT

TACKLING THE AFTER LIFE?

NERVOUS IS A GOOD TERM.

IT WAS CERTAINLY IN THAT FIELD

AND FROM BETWEEN NERVOUS AND

SHEER TERROR.

I AM SURPRISED TO HEAR THAT.

DID YOU PUNCH A KID IN THE

NOSE TODAY?

UH HUH.

WITH YOUR FISTS?

YEP.

BUT THAT ONE KID, TOO.

THIS IS THE BURPO STORY,

ORDINARY NEBRASKA FAMILY FACING

EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES.

THEIR FOUR-YEAR-OLD SON, COLTON

NEARLY DIES, UNDERGOES EMERGENCY

SURGERY AND AWAKES WITH

UNDENIABLE VISIONS OF A TRIP TO

HEAVEN.

YOU DIDN'T KNOW CASSIE IS

YOUR SISTER?

NO, I HAVE TWO SISTERS.

IN HEAVEN, THIS LITTLE GIRL

CAME UP TO ME AND SAID SHE DIED

IN YOUR TUMMY.

I UNDERSTAND YOU PUT YOURSELF

THROUGH THE FIRST YEAR OF

TEACHING KARATE.

DID THE SEMINARY TRAINING HELP?

IT WAS WONDERFUL IN THAT I

STUDIED RELIGION AND GREW UP IN

TENT REVIVALS.

YOU ALWAYS THINK ABOUT HEAVEN IN

THOSE CONTEXTS.

THE GREAT THING IS THAT HEAVEN

IS PRESENTED AS SOMETHING

GLORIOUS.

THAT GLORIOUS PRESENTATION

COMES FROM A FOUR YEAR OLD.

DO YOU EVER HAVE TO BE

SCARED?

IS THAT WHY YOU WANTED ME TO

COME BACK, SHOW ME YOU WEREN'T

AFRAID.

IT IS IMPORTANT.

WHAT ABOUT THE HOSPITAL?

DOES THAT SCARE YOU?

NO, THAT IS WHERE THE ANGELS

SANG TO ME.

THE ANGELS SANG TO YOU?

YES.

WHEN?

DURING THE OPERATION WHEN MOM

WAS IN ONE ROOM TALKING ON THE

PHONE AND YOU WERE IN ANOTHER

ROOM YELLING AT GOD.

CONNOR'S VERY FIRST ACTING

ROLE.

CONNOR, WHERE IS THE FAVORITE

PART OF THE FILM?

I GOT TO SEE MYSELF THROW UP.

HOW DID YOU DO THAT?

I HAD TO EAT AND JUICE AND

THEN I THREW UP.

THEY ARE SINGING.

TODD IS HOME.

OSCAR NOMINATED ACTOR GREG

KINNEAR PLAYS COLTON'S DAD,

TODD.

YOU MIGHT FEEL A LITTLE

SCARY.

IN BRINGING THE ROLE OF TODD

BURPO TO THE SCREEN, WHAT DID

YOU WANT TO BRING?

HE IS PASSIONATE.

HE HAS A STRONG, YOU KNOW,

CLEARLY A STRONG FAITH AND

STRONG CONVICTION ABOUT WHAT HE

BELIEVES AND A GREAT LOVE OF HIS

CHILDREN.

I THINK THOSE WERE THE THINGS

FOR ME TO TRY TO TRANSLATE AS

STRONGSLY TO THE AUDIENCE AS

POSSIBLE.

IREFIGHTER,LSO A

STRUGGLING TO

UNDERSTAND WHAT HIS SON

ABOUTENCED AND WHAT TO

IT.

THAT STRUGGLE HELPED HIM WRITE

THE BOOK.

WHEN DID YOU FIRST COME TO

THE BURPO STORY?

I LEARNED OF IT THROUGH

RANDALL WALLACE.

I THOUGHT TURNING IT INTO A

SCREEN PLAY WOULDN'T BE EASY TO

DO.

IT IS A TOUGH THING TO DO THAT

IT DOESN'T FEEL LIKE A TWO-HOUR

SERMON.

IT TELLS YOU AN HONEST SERMON.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS, LOS

ANGELES.

BY THE WAY "HEAVEN IS FOR REAL"

OPENED ON WEDNESDAY BRINGING IN

THREE MILLION DOLLARS ON THE

ALONE.DAY

AFTER MONTHS OF SURGERIES,

TIME FOR THESE TWINS TO HEAD

HOME, THEIR STORY WHEN WE COME

BACK.

FINALLY AT NINE MONTHS OLD,

IT IS FINALLY TIME FOR TEXAS

TWINS TO LEAVE THE HOSPITAL.

THAT AFTER SUCCESSFULLY

RECOVERING FOR SURGERY THAT

SEPARATED THE FORMERLY CONJOINED

PAIR.

THEY WERE BORN ATTACHED TO THE

ABDOMEN.

THE 12 HOUR SURGERY THAT

SEPARATED THEM WAS JUST ONE OF

MEN.

THE TWINS ARE RECOVERING AT A

REMARKABLE RATE.

GOD CAUSES THINGS TO HAPPEN.

LOOKING AT THEIR CARE, I SEE HIS

HAND IN EVERY STEP ALONG THE

WAY.

REAL PRIVILEGED TO BE A PART OF

THAT.

WE ARE SO THRILLED AND SO

EXCITED AND VERY NERVOUS ABOUT

LEARNING EVERYTHING WE NEED TO

LEARN TO BE ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF

THESE BABIES AS WELL AS THEY

HAVE BEEN TAKING CARE OF HERE.

THEY WILL HEAD TO A REHAB

FACILITY FOR A FEW WEEKS THEN

HOME.

THEY ARE SO CUTE.

THAT IS AWESOME.

HE GAVE GOD THE GLORY.

THAT IS AWESOME.

AMAZINAMAZING.

THAT IS ALL FOR THIS EDITION OF

"NEWSWATCH."

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