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News on The 700 Club: January 23, 2017

As seen on "The 700 Club," January 23: Week of policy follows weekend of worship for Trump: 'With God we'll get the job done'; Expectations high for US Embassy move ahead of Trump-Netanyahu talks, and more. Read Transcript


Welcome to The 700 Club.

President Donald Trump is starting his first week

in office with a packed agenda.

He'll meet with congressional leaders today

and he'll issue executive orders on trade and immigration.

The president's new staff was sworn

in over the weekend in ceremonies

that placed a strong emphasis on unity and faith.

Jennifer Wishon has that story from Washington.

We are going to do some great things over the next eight


JENNIFER WISHON: Despite protests over the weekend,

President Donald Trump is continuing

his message of unity, speaking to his senior staff

Sunday before they were sworn in.

We will face many challenges, but with the faith

in each other and the faith in God, we will get the job done.

JENNIFER WISHON: His Chief of Staff,

Reince Priebus, referenced a Bible verse in his office.

This is from Isaiah 40:31.

Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles.

They will run and not grow weary.

They will walk and not be faint.

It is our duty to serve with character and integrity

and to support President Trump as he places the interests

of the American people first.

JENNIFER WISHON: For President Trump,

Priebus's words capped off a weekend of worship.

MALE: Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.


JENNIFER WISHON: Saturday, he attended a prayer service

at the National Cathedral.

The Trump team asked more than double the number

of evangelical speakers to take part in the interfaith event

than have been invited under previous presidents.


JENNIFER WISHON: First Lady Melania Trump

was moved to tears while listening

to a performance of the hymn, How Great Thou Art.

This week, the president will begin

unraveling President Obama's executive actions.

Later in the week, he's hosting British Prime Minister Theresa


And he's already scheduled meetings

with the leaders of Canada and Mexico

to begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade

Agreement known as NAFTA.

I want to thank God and ask for his protection over us

as we serve President Trump, Vice President

Pence and our beloved country.

JENNIFER WISHON: Jennifer Wishon, CBN News, Washington.

Well, President Trump has invited Israeli Prime Minister

Benjamin Netanyahu to come to Washington.

The call came amid speculation about the US

moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

Chris Mitchell brings us that story.

CHRIS MITCHELL: Trump invited Netanyahu to visit sometime

in February during a phone call on Sunday between the two


A statement from Washington said they had discussed ways

to advance and strengthen the US-Israel special relationship

and security and stability in the Middle East.

Netanyahu's office described the conversation as warm.

The statements from both sides said they had discussed Iran.

Absent from both statements was any mention

of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Earlier in the day, an Israeli television journalist

tweeted that he had been told Washington would

announce the move on Monday.

But White House Spokesman Sean Spicer said in a statement

that they are at the very beginning stages of even

discussing this subject.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat said he applauded Trump and said

it sent a clear message to the world,

that the US recognizes Jerusalem as the indivisible capital

of the state of Israel.

The Israeli government breathed a sigh

of relief following the inauguration.

Now the waiting game continues to see how Trump will

follow through on his pledges.

Chris Mitchell, CBN News, Jerusalem.

Well, we'll all be waiting for this

and this will be an exciting time.

We're going to have all coverage of it right here on CBN News.


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