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CBN NewsWatch: December 20, 2016

On CBN Newswatch, December 20: Questions loom as authorities investigate Berlin, Russian terror attacks; Six-year-old asks for Gospel preached at his birthday party - then this happened, and more. Read Transcript


TODAY ON "NEWSWATCH" TERROR

IN BERLIN.

WE'LL BREAK DOWN THE DEADLY

ATTACK AT A CHRISTMAS MARKET IN

GERMANY.

PLUS THE ORIGINAL WAR ON

CHRISTMAS.

HEAR THE HISTORY BEHIND THE HOP

SITUATION.

AND HEADING HOME, SEE WHO IS

MAKING THIS POSSIBLE FOR

THOUSANDS OF JEWS.

THANKS FOR JOINING US FOR CBN

"NEWSWATCH" I AM MARK MARTIN.

POLICE SAY THE DRIVER WHO RAMMED

A TRUCK INTO A CROWD CROWD

CHRISTMAS MARKET IN BERLIN DID

SO INTENTIONALLY 12 KILLED AND

50 INJURED.

CHARLENE: CHRISTMAS DAY

FESTIVITIES TURNED TO HORROR

WHEN A TRUCK PLOWED THROUGH AN

OPEN MARKET IN BERLIN.

CAME THROUGH HIT THE SIDES OF

THE BARRIERS.

CHARLENE: THOUSANDS WERE

ENJOYING PRECHRISTMAS

CELEBRATIONS.

I THOUGHT IT WAS A TRUCK OUT

OF CONTROL.

MAYBE SOMEBODY TRUNK.

CHARLENE: POLICE SAY A DRIVER

INTENTIONALLY RIPPED THROUGH

SHOPS AND CROWDS.

GERMAN CHANCELLOR SAYS

AUTHORITIES BELIEVE IT WAS A

TERROR ATTACK.

DRIVER LATER CAPTURED.

GERMAN MEDIA REPORT SUSPECT IS A

PAKISTANI CITIZEN WHO CAME TO

GERMANY AS A REFUGEE IN 2016.

IN JULY A MAN DROVE INTO A CROWD

IN NIECE, FRANCE.

LAST MONTH A MAN USED A CAR TO

CARRY OUT AN ATTACK ON THE

CAMPUS OF OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY.

GUNMAN IN TURKEY ASSASSINATED

AMBASSADOR IN FRONT OF CAMERAS

SHOUTING ALLAH AKBAR.

THE ASSASSINATION WAS AN ATTEMPT

TO DISRUPT EFFORTS TO REPAIR

TIES BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES

WHICH HAS BEEN STRAINED BY THE

SYRIAN WAR AND SHOUTING WE ARE

THE ASCENDANTS THAT SUPPORT THE

PROPHETS FOR JIHAD.

THAT PHRASE IS SIMILAR TO THE

ANTHEM OF ELNUSRA.

GUNMAN LATER KILLED IN A

SHOOTOUT WITH POLICE.

PRESIDENT ELECT DONALD TRUMP

BLAMES ISLAMIC TERRORISM IN

GERMANY AND TURKEY SAYING WE

NEED TO START THINKING

DIFFERENTLY ABOUT THE THREAT

FROM ISLAMIC TERROR.

TRUMP SAID ISLAMIC TERRORISTS

SLAUGHTER CHRISTIANS IN THEIR

COMMUNITIES AND PLACES OF

WORSHIP AS PART OF THEIR GLOBAL

JIHAD.

HOMELAND SECURITY OFFICIALS

ISSUED A WARNING THAT HOLIDAY

CELEBRATIONS COULD BE TARGETED.

THEY ARE ON HIGH ALERT WITH

ARMED GUARDS AT HOLIDAY MARKETS.

CHARLENE AARON, CBN NEWS.

> PRESIDENT ELECT DONALD TRUMP

FINISHED WITH 304 ELECTORAL

VOTES HILARY CLINTON ENDED UP

WITH 227 OUT OF THE 538

ELECTORS.

NOT EVERYONE WAS HAPPY.

VOTE, SANITY AND STABILITY,

NO TRUMP.

I NEVER RAN FOR IT.

NEVER HELD MY HAND UP FOR IT.

IT IS A SCARY THING.

WE ARE AFRAID OF WHAT IS GOING

TO HAPPENED WITH THIS GUY.

SOME ELECTORS REFUSED TO VOTE

INCLUDING TWO FROM TEXAS.

TRUMP TWEETED, WE DID IT.

WE OFFICIALLY WON THE ELECTION

DESPITE THE DISTORTED AND

INACCURATE MEDIA.

HE WILL OFFICIALLY TAKE OFFICE

ON JANUARY 20TH.

> NORTH CAROLINA LEADERS ARE

READY TO STRIKE A BATHROOM DEAL.

REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR PAT MCCORY

IS CONSIDERING REPEALING THE LAW

BY DECEMBER 31ST.

SOME CALLING IT AN ATTACK ON

TRANSGENDER RIGHTS.

SUPPORTERS CALLED IT A

PROTECTIVE MEASURE.

NORTH CAROLINA FACED ON SLOT OF

BOYCOTTS WHEN THE LAW PASSED.

> WINTER WEATHER MAKING ITS

WAY ACROSS U.S. CAUSING DEADLY

ACCIDENTS AND FLIGHT

CANCELLATIONS, 1600 CRASHES AND

19 DEATHS IN THE PAST FEW DAYS.

THOUSANDS OF FLIGHTS CANCELLED

DUE TO THE WEATHER.

RECORD LOWS IN CHICAGO DOWN TO

NEGATIVE 13.

> IN OTHER NEWS, A

SIX-YEAR-OLD FLORIDA BOY WHEN HE

ASKED TO HAVE THE GOSPEL

PREACHED AT HIS BIRTHDAY PARTY

WHO HAS A BIG HEART FOR SOULS.

SIX-YEAR-OLD JACOBY WANTED A

SUPER HERO BIRTHDAY PARTY.

HIS PARENTS GRANTED THE WISH.

THAT WASN'T ALL.

HE WANTED THE GOSPEL PREACHED SO

HIS FRIENDS COULD ACCEPT JESUS

CHRIST AS THEIR LORD AND SAVIOR.

CBN NEWS SPOKE WITH THEM ABOUT

HIS WISH.

I WANT ALL THE PEOPLE THAT

DON'T KNOW JESUS.

I JUST REALLY WANTED TO DO THAT.

PETER IS THE PRESIDENT OF

CHRIST FOR ALL NATIONS.

MEGAN FIRST MENTIONED THE IDEA

ON THE WAY HOME FROM DAY CARE.

AND I SAID OH, OKAY.

WELL WHY DO YOU WANT HIM TO DO

THAT.

JACOBY RESPONDED THAT HE WANTED

ALL OF HIS FRIENDS THAT DIDN'T

KNOW JESUS TO COME INTO HIS

KINGDOM AND KNOW HIM THE WAY

THAT JACOBY KNOWS HIM.

MAYBE MANY OF YOU HERE WHO

SAY YES!

I WANT HIM TO FORGIVE MY SINS

AND WRONG AND BAD THINGS I HAVE

DONE AND LIVE IN MY HEART AND

MAKE ME NEW SO I CAN BELONG TO

HIM.

YOU CAN DO THAT RIGHT NOW IF YOU

WANT TO DO THAT.

MORE THAN 15 CHILDREN AND A

ADULTS ACCEPTED CHRIST.

JACOBY ALSO GAVE HISFRIEND'S

CHILDREN'S NEW TESTAMENT BIBLES.

THE SIX YEAR OLD SIGNED THEM AND

WROTE HIS FRIENDS AND THE DATE

AND A TAG WRAPPED AROUND IT

SAYING JESUS IS YOUR NO. 1 HERO.

WHEN JACOBY ASKED THIS, IT

CHALLENGED ME AS A FATHER,

CHALLENGED US AS A FAMILY.

SOMETIMES THE LORD LOVES

THROWING THOSE THINGS INTO OUR

LIVES TO NEVER LOSE FOCUS ON

WHAT MATTERS, THAT IS SOULS.

VERY REASON WE ARE HERE IS FOR

SOULS.

I WILL NEVER BE LOST AGAIN IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

COMING UP, CHRISTIANS HATING

CHRISTMAS HEAR THE HISTORY

AROUND THE ORIGINAL WAR ON THE

HOLIDAY.

WELCOME BACK, DO YOU TEND TO

THINK ATHEIST AND SECULARIST

DISRESPECT CHRISTMAS?

SOME OF THE MOST FERVENT

CHRISTMAS HATERS BR PAUL STRAND

TELLS US MORE FROM PLYMOUTH,

MASSACHUSETTS.

PAUL: SOME CHRISTIANS ARE ON

THE LOOK OUT FOR ANYONE DYSING

CHRISTMAS.

WHO IS DISRESPECTING THE

CHRISTIAN'S SPECIAL DAY?

SOME OF THE FIRST AMERICANS TO

DISRESPECT CHRISTMAS, THE

PILGRIMS, THEY DID IT RIGHT HERE

IN PLYMOUTH.

RICHARD PICKERING PORTRAYED

EDWARD WINCELOW.

CHRISTMAS IS NOT IN THE WORD

OF GOD.

IT DOESN'T REVEAL WHEN OUR LORD

DID COME AND GO.

PAUL: PILGRIMS THOUGHT IT WAS

SACK RELIGIOUS PLACING CHRISTMAS

AND EASTER ON POPULAR ROMAN

DAYS.

YOU HAVE TO PUT IT IN THE

CONTEXT OF HISTORY.

PILGRIMS CAME TO ON THE

MAYFLOWER.

PLENTY OF PERSECUTION AND BLOOD

LETTING.

PILGRIMS WANTED LITTLE TO DO

WITH ANYTHING THAT HAD

CATHOLICISM TO DO WITH IT.

WE DO NOT FOLLOW CORRUPT,

CHRISTMAS AND EASTER THAT ARE

NOT DETERMINANT.

PAUL: THEY WERE KNOWN AS THE

SEPARATIST AND SEPARATING ITSELF

FROM THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND.

LEO MARTIN RUNS FAITH BASED

MUSEUM AND WHY PILGRIMS WANTED

TO SEPARATE FROM THE ANGLICAN

CHURCH.

PILGRIMS THOUGHT SUCH CEREMONY

DISTANCED MAN FROM GOD AND

CONSIDERED IT FLESHLY.

THERE WAS OFFENSIVE.

PAUL: I RECEIVED QUITE A

TONGUE LASHING FOR CALLING THE

PILGRIMS SEPARATISTS.

PAUL YOU SEEM LIKE SUCH A

NICE MAN.

THAT IS A TERM USED BY OUR

ENEMIES.

PAUL: THEY CALL THEMSELVES

REFORMERS.

WE HAVE REFORMED THE

CALENDAR.

PAUL: PILGRIMS

WORKED THROUGH

FIRST AMERICAN

CHRISTMAS.

GOVERNOR WILLIAM BRADFORD LED A

WORK PARTY ON THE SECOND

CHRISTMAS.

THIS GROUP SAID OUR

CONSCIENCE WON'T LET US DO THAT.

PAUL: WHEN THE WORKERS

RETURNED, THEY FOUND THE

NEWCOMERS PARTYING.

WE ARE LIVING AND WORKING IN

COMMON.

BRADFORD TOOK AWAY THEIR

GAMES AND SAID BECAUSE OF

CONSCIENCE, I CANNOT LET YOU

PLAY WHILE EVERYBODY ELSE IS

WORKING.

ALMOST LIKE YOU CORRECT A

TROUBLESOME CHILD HE TOOK AWAY

ALL OF THEIR EQUIPMENT.

THAT WAS THE LAST CHRISTMAS

THEY CELEBRATED.

PAUL: MASSACHUSETTS PURITANS

BANNED CHRISTMAS AND STAYED

ILLEGAL.

THEY WOULD FIND MODERN CHRISTMAS

EVENTS OUTRAGEOUS.

THEY WOULD SAY SEE.

SEE WHAT HAPPENED?

YOU CAN'T CELEBRATE THESE PAGAN

HOLIDAYS WITHOUT THIS RESULT.

PAUL: CHRISTMAS SEASON MIGHT

HAVE BEEN ROWDIER.

MUCH USE OF SPIRITS AND MUCH

MAKING OF PARTIES.

PAUL: SORT OF A MARDI GRAS ON

STEROIDS.

I AM NOT AGAINST JOY BUT A

SOBER CHRISTIAN CHRISTMAS.

PAUL: WHEN THEY TOOK OVER THE

BAY COLONY IN 1686 HE PUT ON

CHRISTMAS SERVICES HERE IN

BOSTON.

THEY WERE SO IN FEAR OF THE

PURITANS REACTING VIOLENTLY,

THEY SURROUNDED THEMSELVES WITH

BRITISH SOLDIERS.

MY HOW THE TIMES CHANGED.

THERE IS SANTA CLAUSE THAT

CHEERED JUST AS MUCH.

LOCAL SANTA FANS LOVED AND

EMBRACED THE CHRISTMAS ICON.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS, REPORTING

FROM PLYMOUTH.

> UP NEXT, SEE THE STORY OF

IMMIGRANTS MOVING HALF WAY

ACROSS THE WORLD TO RETURN TO

THEIR REAL HOME.

FROM EVERY CORNER OF THE

GLOBE, JEWISH PEOPLE ARE COMING

HOME.

EACH YEAR THOUSANDS OF JEWS

RESETTLE IN ISRAEL.

A 20-YEAR U.S. NAVY VETERAN AND

FAMILY MADE THE MOVE AS WELL.

CHRIS MITCHELL MADE UP WITH THEM

TO FIND OUT WHY THEY DID IT.

IT IS CALLED IMMIGRATING TO

ISRAEL.

THAT IS WHAT NEIL BRAND AND

FAMILY DID AFTER COMPLETING 20

YEARS IN THE U.S. NAVY.

COMMANDING OFFICER OF USS.

NOW THEY LIVE IN THIS

RELIGIOUS NEIGHBORHOOD OF

JERUSALEM.

SOME MIGHT SAY THEY GAVE UP A

LOT TO LIVE HERE BUT THEY ARE

HOME.

HE SPENT THE SUMMER ACCOMPANYING

HIS CHILDREN TO SCHOOL BECAUSE

THEY DON'T HAVE A CAR, SORT OF.

FOUR WHEELS, ONE SEAT.

HUMAN LEGS ATTACHED TO ARMS, IT

IS A STROLLER.

THAT IS OUR CARP.

IT HOLDS EVERYTHING WE NEED IF

WE NEED TO GO SHOPPING.

WE CAN TAKE IT EVERYWHERE.

EIGHT YEARS AGO HE BECAME

MORE RELIGIOUS MET SHERSHANNA

AND GOT MARRIED.

THEY KNEW THEY WOULD COME TO

ISRAEL BUT DIDN'T KNOW.

IF I STAYED 30 YEARS, I WOULD

MAKE 2.4 MORE RETIREMENT.

TRADE-OFF IS THIS IS OUR HOME.

THIS IS WHERE WE FEEL WE NEED TO

BE.

OUR CHILDREN WILL LEARN THE

LANGUAGE BETTER FIVE MONTHS,

THREE AND A HALF, AND OUR TWINS

WHO ARE FOUR THAN IF IT WAS TEN

YEARS LATER.

THEY FACE OTHER ADJUSTMENTS

AS WELL.

I AM LITTLE ASTOUNDED HOW IT

IS APPLAUDED, I HAVE ORGANIZED A

WEEKLY CLEANING PROJECT.

HE GOT THE IDEA FROM THE TIME

HE WAS AN EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF A

SHIP.

I WAS CABINET OF THE USS

CARTER HALL.

I AM HOPING THIS IS A HABIT THAT

STAYS AND CAN REALLY CLEAN THIS

PLACE UP.

WE GO FROM PICKING LITTER TO

ACTUALLY CLEANING.

THESE STONE STAIRS COULD LOOK

LIKE STONE INSTEAD OF WEEDS AND

DIRT.

NOW I WOULD HAVE TO SAY BYPASS

THE DIRT WE CAN HAVE A

NEIGHBORHOOD THAT SHINES.

WHY WOULD THEY GIVE UP LIFE

IN AMERICA?

I CAN TELL YOU WHY SOME WOULD

MOVED.

WE HAVE A NATIONAL ANTHEM SAYS

HOPE.

AS LONG AS THE HEART OF THE JEW

BEATS, THIS 2,000 YEAR DREAM IS

FINALLY BEING REALIZED.

THE MISSION OF THE

ORGANIZATION TO FACILITATE THIS

DREAM, THIS YEARNING WHO WANTS

TO MOVE AND BUILD A FUTURE

FUTURE IN ISRAEL.

THEY HELP MAKE THE DREAM

REALITY FOR BRIN AND FAMILY.

WE HAVE A MODERN DAY MIRACLE

OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL UN

UNFATHOMAB

UNFATHOMABLE.

223 NORTH AMERICAN IMMIGRANTS

ARRIVED ON A PLANE INCLUDING 75

YOUNG PEOPLE WHO DECIDED TO JOIN

THE FORCES.

REBECCA GLANZER FROM BROOKLYN,

NEW YORK.

THERE IS A FEELING OF

BELONGING HERE.

I COULDN'T SEE MYSELF SPENDING

MYSELF LIVE ANYWHERE ELSE.

IT MAKES EVERYONE FEEL LIKE IT

IS THEIR OWN.

I DIDN'T FEEL LIKE I COULD

WITHOUT CONTRIBUTING THAT WAY.

DIFFERENT THINGS BRING PEOPLE

TO ISRAEL.

I HAVE BEEN DREAMING ABOUT

THIS SINCE I WAS SEVEN.

I WENT TO POLAND AND SAW THE

CONCENTRATION CAMPS AND GHETTOS.

MY PURPOSE FOR COMING TO THE

ARMY, I THINK, I WANT TO HELP

PROTECT THE ONE POLICE I KNOW,

THERE IS A PLACE THAT SAVED THE

JEWISH PEOPLE.

TAMI AND GENE BERMAN FROM

WASHINGTON, D.C. SUMMED UP THE

REASONS FOR COMING UP.

IT IS OUR DESTINY, WE ARE

JEWISH.

AMERICA IS A FANTASTIC COUNTRY,

MY PARENTS WERE IMMIGRANTS TO

AMERICA.

WE ARE VISITORS THERE.

WE BELONG HERE.

CHRIS MITCHELL CAN CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

SO WONDERFUL TO SEE SO MANY

ALL OVER THE WORLD.

THANKS FOR STAYING WITH US,

THANKS FOR STAYING WITH US,

OPERATION BLESSING IS HELPING A

FAMILY IN PERU BY STARTING A NEW

BUSINESS.

THIS WOMAN RUNS A SMALL

RESTAURANT WITH THE HUSBAND.

SHE STARTED HELPING WITH

OPERATION BLESSING POULTRY

FARMING PROGRAM AT HER

CHILDREN'S SCHOOL.

THE STAFF OFFERED TO HELP HER

START HER OWN BUSINESS RAISING

CHICKENS.

SHE HAS BEEN ABLE TO OFFER FOOD

AND CHRISTMAS PRESENTS AND SEND

HER OLDEST DAUGHTER TO COLLEGE.

TENS OF THOUSANDS ARE LIVING AS

REFUGEES AND CBN HAS HELPED THEM

SINCE ISIS SEIZED THEIR

VILLAGES.

DISASTER RELIEF EFFORT TOOK

PLACE IN NORTHERN IRAQ.

DISPLACED IRAQI IN SERON, ERBIL

AND DUEHOOK AS THEY PREPARE FOOD

PACKS FOR FIVE DISTRIBUTIONS.

CONTAINING BEANS, RICE, LENTILS,

AND OTHER COOKING ITEMS AND

BIBLES.

WITH WINTER WEATHER KICKING IN,

CBN WORKERS DISTRIBUTED HEATERS

AND BLANKETS.

GREAT TO SEE CBN AT WORK ALL

AROUND THE GLOBE.

THAT IS IT FOR NOW ON CBN

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TELL US WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THE

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HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US NEXT TIME.

HAVE A GREAT DAY.

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