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Christian World News - May 19, 2017

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George: THIS WEEK ON

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS,"

PRESIDENT TRUMP TAKES OFF

ON HIS WORLD RELIGION

TOUR, VISITING RIAD,

JERUSALEM, AND ROME.

HEAR WHAT HE PLANS TO SAY

TO THE WORLD'S MUSLIMS AND

HIS PLAN TO PRAY AT

JERUSALEM'S WESTERN WALL.

Wendy: PLUS, MOVING

THE U.S. EMBASSY IN ISRAEL

FROM TEL AVIV TO

JERUSALEM.

CANDIDATE TRUMP PLEDGED HE

WOULD DO IT, BUT THIS WEEK

PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS NOT

NOW.

WILL HE KEEP HIS PROMISE?

George: AND TO

INDONESIA, A CHRISTIAN

GOVERNOR IS SENTENCED TO

TWO YEARS IN PRISON FOR

BLABLASPHEMYING THE QURAN.

AND NOW PROTESTORS ARE

CRYING OUT, FREE AHOK.

George: I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

George: AND I'M

GEORGE THOMAS.

Wendy: PRESIDENT

TRUMP WILL BE ATTENDING A

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT

IN EUROPE, BUT FIRST HIS

STOPS WILL BE -- HIS FIRST

STOP IS THE MIDDLE EAST,

INCLUDING ISRAEL.

George: THIS WEEKEND

THE PRESIDENT WILL VISIT A

MAJOR MUSLIM NATION AS HE

IS LOOKING TO STRENGTHEN A

COALITION AGAINST ISLAMIC

TERRORISM.

MY COLLEAGUE DALE HURD HAS

THIS STORY.

Reporter: THE

PRESIDENT WILL STOP FIRST

IN SAUDI ARABIA, WHERE

HE'LL MEET WITH THE

LEADERS OF MORE THAN 50

MUSLIM NATIONS.

HE IS EXPECTED TO DELIVER

AN IMPORTANT SPEECH ON THE

NEED TO DIRECTLY CONFRONT

AND DEFEAT RADICAL ISLAM.

THE SPEECH IS INTENDED

TO UNITE THE BROADER

MUSLIM WORLD AGAINST

COMMON ENEMIES OF ALL

CIVILIZATION, AND TO

DEMONSTRATE AMERICA'S

COMMITMENT TO OUR MUSLIM

PARTNERS.

Reporter: CBN NEWS'

DAVID BRODY WILL BE

TRAVELLING WITH THE

PRESIDENT.

David: STEVEN

MILLER, WHO IS VERY

CONSERVATIVE, HE IS

WRITING THAT ISLAM SPEECH.

SO GET READY FOR SOME

POTENTIAL FIGHTING WORDS.

Reporter: AND THERE

IS HOPE IN SAUDI ARABIA

FOR A RESET IN RELATIONS

WITH THE UNITED STATES.

SAUDI ARABIA IS

DELIGHTED.

THEY WERE VERY

DISAPPOINTED WITH

PRESIDENT OBAMA, WHO THEY

THOUGHT FAVORED IRAN

RATHER THAN THEM.

Reporter: THE

PRESIDENT THEN HEADS TO

ISRAEL, WHERE HE'LL MEET

WITH PRIME MINISTER

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU ON

MONDAY AND PALESTINIAN

LEADER MAHMOUD ABBAS

TUESDAY IN BETHLEHEM.

ONE THING THE PRESIDENT IS

NOT EXPECTED TO DO ON THIS

TRIP: ANNOUNCE THE MOVING

OF THE U.S. EMBASSY FROM

TEL AVIV TO JERUSALEM,

SOMETHING HE PLEDGED AS A

CANDIDATE.

BUT HE WILL VISIT THE

CHURCH OF THE HOLY

SEPULCHRE AND SAY A PRAYER

AT THE WESTERN WALL IN

JERUSALEM.

THEN IT IS ON TO ROME AND

A MEETING WITH POPE

FRANCIS.

THE TWO HAD SHARP

DIFFERENCES DURING THE

CAMPAIGN SEASON OVER TRUMP

OTRUMP'S PROPOSED BORDER

WALL.

AND THEN ON THURSDAY, IT

IS A VISIT TO BELGIUM.

THE EUROPEAN UNION

HEADQUARTERS IN BRUSSELS

AND A MEETING WITH THE

HEADS OF THE E.U. AND THE

EUROPEAN COUNCIL.

AND HE WILL MEET NEWLY

ELECTED FRENCH PRESIDENT

EMMANUEL MACRON.

AND THE PRESIDENT WILL

THEN GO TO THE G-7 SUMMIT

IN SICILY, BEFORE WRAPPING

UP WITH A SPEECH TO

AMERICAN MILITARY MEN AND

WOMEN AND THEIR FAMILIES.

George Wendy: JENNIFER

WISHON JOINS US NOW FROM

THE WHITE HOUSE.

JENNIFER, WHY DID HE

CHOOSE TO GO TO THESE

COUNTRIES, AND WHAT DOES

HE HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH?

Jennifer: THE

PRESIDENT, AS GEORGE SAID,

IS MAKING HIS FIRST

FOREIGN TRIP, THE WORLD

RELIGION TOUR.

HE CHOSE TO VISIT THESE

COUNTRIES FIRST.

IF YOU LOOK AT THIS

PRESIDENT'S FOREIGN

POLICY, HE IS VERY FOCUSED

ON DEFEATING ISIS, ON

DEFEATING RADICAL ISLAMIC

TERRORISM.

SO AS HE VISITS THESE HOLY

SITES OF ISLAM, JUDAISM

AND CHRISTIANITY, HE IS

GOING TO BE WORKING TO

SPREAD A UNIFYING MESSAGE,

AND SAYING, YOU KNOW,

BASICALLY THESE THREATS

ARE A THREAT TO ALL

CIVILIZED IITIES, AN SOCIETIES.

AND WE NEED TO BE UNIFIED

AGAINST THIS THREAT.

THE PRESIDENT UNDERSTANDS

THAT A LOT OF THE PROBLEMS

IN THE WORLD HAS TO DO

WITH RELIGION.

THE WAY THAT RELIGIONS

PEOPLE THINK ABOUT EACH

OTHER, THE WAY THAT

RELIGIONS RELATE TO ONE

ANOTHER.

AND THE FACT THAT

CHRISTIANS UNDERSTAND,

THERE ARE A LOT OF UNSEEN

FORCES AT PLAY IN THE

WORLD, ESPECIALLY IN THAT

PART OF THE WORLD.

Wendy: REGARDING

ISRAEL, THE ADMINISTRATION

HAS RAISED SOME EYEBROWS,

FIRST BY NOT ACKNOWLEDGING

THAT THE WESTERN WALL

BELONGS TO ISRAEL, AND

THEN SAYING THEY WON'T

MOVE THE EMBASSY TO

JERUSALEM YET.

HOW ARE THE PRESIDENT'S

EVANGELICAL SUPPORTERS

RESPONDING TO THESE

SURPRISES?

Jennifer: YEAH,

WENDY, THERE IS A LOT OF

DISAPPOINTMENT OUT THERE.

THE PRESIDENT'S VERY

STRONG STANCE ON ISRAEL IS

ONE OF THE REASONS

EVANGELICALS WENT TO THE

POLLS AND SUPPORTED HIM ON

RECORD NUMBERS.

THE FACT THAT THE

PRESIDENT IS NOT INVITING

NETANYAHU TO JOIN HIM AT

THE WESTERN WALL,

NETANYAHU BEING THE LEADER

OF THE HOLY STATE IS A BIT

OF A SLAP IN THE FACE TO

BOTH NETANYAHU AND ISRAEL.

ON THE MOVE OF THE EMBASSY

TO JERUSALEM, THE WHITE

HOUSE IS BEING VERY

CAREFUL TO SAY -- THEY

TOLD ME -- WHITE HOUSE

OFFICIALS TOLD ME, YES,

THEY WILL NOT MAKE AN

ANNOUNCEMENT TO MOVE THE

EMBASSY ON THIS TRIP, BUT

THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT A

FINAL DECISION HAS BEEN

MADE.

AND HAVING WATCHED THIS

PRESIDENT OVER THE PAST

FEW MONTHS, I CAN TELL

UH-HUH TRULYOUHE TRULY IS ABOUT THE ART

OF THE DEAL.

I CAN SEE HIM HOLDING THIS

DECISION OVER THE HEADS OF

THE PALESTINIANS, WHO TOLD

HIM THEY WERE GOING TO

NEGOTIATE WITH THE

ISRAELIS IN GOOD FAITH.

WE'LL SEE ABOUT THAT.

THE PRESIDENT HAS UNTIL

JUNE 2nd TO MAKE THAT

DECISION, AS TO WHETHER OR

NOT HE IS GOING TO WAIVE

THAT LAW, AND IT SAYS THAT

THE U.S. EMBASSY SHOULD BE

IN JERUSALEM.

50 YEARS AGO, ISRAELIS

DEFENDED THEMSELVES

AGAINST ATTACKS ON ALL

SIDES COMING AT THEM, TO

CAPTURE EAST JERUSALEM, TO

UNIFY THE CITY, AND TO

MAKE IT THE CAPITAL OF

ISRAEL.

ISRAEL, OF COURSE,

AMERICA'S CLOSEST ALLY.

AND IT'S REALLY LUDICROUS

THAT 50 YEARS LATER WE'RE

STILL HAVING THIS DEBATE.

AND THE FACT THAT THE U.S.

EMBASSY IS NOT IN

JERUSALEM.

Wendy: THAT CLEARLY

SHOWS THAT THIS IS A

SPIRITUAL BATTLE AS MUCH

AS A POLITICAL BATTLE,

JENNIFER.

THERE IS A BRIGHT SPOT IN

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION.

U.N. AMBASSADOR NIKKI

HALEY HAS BEEN AN

OUTSPOKEN DEFENDER OF

ISRAEL, AND RECENTLY SHE

TOLD DAVID BRODY ABOUT THE

WESTERN WALL AND THE U.S.

EMBASSY.

LET'S WATCH.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE

POLICY OF THE

ADMINISTRATION IS, BUT I

BELIEVE THE WESTERN WALL

IS PART OF ISRAEL.

AND I THINK THAT'S HOW WE

HAVE ALWAYS SEEN IT, AND

THAT'S HOW WE SHOULD

PURSUE IT.

I'M NOT REAL SURE WHAT

HAPPENED WITH THAT ISSUE,

BUT I KNOW THEY'RE TRYING

TO FIX THAT AND GET THAT

TAKEN CARE OF.

WE'VE ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT

THE WESTERN WALL WAS PART

OF ISRAEL.

OBVIOUSLY I BELIEVE THAT

THE CAPITAL SHOULD BE

JERUSALEM AND THE EMBASSY

SHOULD BE MOVED TO

JERUSALEM.

BECAUSE IF YOU LOOK AT ALL

OF THEIR GOVERNMENT IS IN

JERUSALEM, AND SO MUCH OF

WHAT GOES ON IS IN

JERUSALEM.

I THINK WE HAVE TO SEE

THAT FOR WHAT IT IS.

Wendy: JENNIFER, JUST

LIKE YOU WERE SAYING, AND

IT SOUNDS LIKE SHE IS THE

RIGHT PERSON TO HAVE AT

THE UNITED NATIONS.

Jennifer: SHE

CERTAINLY IS A BRIGHT

LIGHT.

THE LEVEL OF ANTI-SEMITISM

INSIDE THE UNITED NATIONS

IS REALLY UNBELIEVABLE.

AND ANOTHER THING THAT IS

UNBELIEVABLE, RECENTLY ALL

100 MEMBERS OF THE UNITED

STATES SENATE -- ALL 100

MEMBERS, DEMOCRATS AND

REPUBLICANS -- SENT A

LETTER TO THE UNITED

NATIONS AND TOLD THEM THAT

THEY NEED TO CUT THIS OUT.

THEY ALSO POINTED OUT THAT

THE UNITED NATIONS' HUMAN

RIGHTS COUNCIL FOR ITS

HYPOCRISY.

THIS COUNCIL CONSTANTLY

TARGETS ISRAEL.

MEANWHILE, SOME OF THE

WORST HUMAN RIGHTS

VIOLATORS SIT ON THIS

COUNCIL.

COUNTRIES LIKE CHINA,

SAUDI ARABIA, CUBA.

AND SO NIKKI HALEY'S BOLD

LEADERSHIP, AND HER

WILLINGNESS NOT TO MINCE

WORDS ON THESE ISSUES

TRULY IS A BRIGHT LIGHT.

IT IS THE TYPE OF

LEADERSHIP THAT THE U.S.

REALLY SHOULD HAVE BEEN

DELIVERING TO THE U.N. FOR

A LONG TIME.

Wendy: I COULDN'T

AGREE MORE.

JENNIFER WISHON AT THE

WHITE HOUSE FOR US.

THANKS SO MUCH, JENNIFER.

George: AS WE

MENTIONED, PRESIDENT

TRUMP'S FIRST STOP IS

SAUDI ARABIA, WHERE HE IS

EXPECTED TO GIVE A MAJOR

SPEECH ON ISLAM.

MANY ARE HOPING HE COMES

ON MUCH STRONGER THAN HIS

PREDECESSOR.

> THEY WERE WORDS FORMER

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

REFUSED TO UTTER DURING

HIS EIGHT-YEAR PRESIDENCY,

RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISM.

BUT NOT PRESIDENT TRUMP.

President Trump: WE

WILL REINFORCE OLD

ALLIANCES AND FORM NEW

ONES AND UNITE THE

CIVILIZED WORLD AGAINST

RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISM,

WHICH WE WILL EA EAR IRRADICATE

FROM THE EARTH.

HE WILL DELIVER AN

INSPIRING, YET DIRECT

SPEECH, ON THE NEED TO

CONFRONT RADICAL IDEOLOGY,

AND THE PRESIDENT'S HOPES

FOR A PEACEFUL VISION OF

ISLAM TO DOMINATE ACROSS

THE WORLD.

George: TRUMP WILL

MEET WITH LEADERS FROM

MORE THAN 50 MUSLIM

COUNTRIES, AND TAKE PART

IN A NEW CENTER IN SAUDI

ARABIA, AIMED AT PROMOTING

WHAT THE U.S. HOPES WILL

BE A MODERATE VERSION OF

ISLAM.

BY ESTABLISHING AND

OPERATING THIS CENTER, OUR

MUSLIM FRIENDS, INCLUDING

SAUDI ARABIA, ARE TAKING A

FIRM STAND AGAINST

EXTREMISM AND THOSE WHO

USE A PERVERTED

INTERPRETATION OF RELIGION

TO ADVANCE THEIR CRIMINAL

AND POLITICAL AGENDAS.

George: AND THE

PRESIDENT IS EXPECTED TO

ANNOUNCE PLANS OF A NATO

OF ISLAMIC COUNTRIES THAT

WOULD FIGHT ISLAMIC

TERRORISM IN THE REGION.

ONE OF THE GOALS ON

THIS TRIP IS FOR PRESIDENT

TRUMP TO MOBILIZE A

COALITION, INCLUDING SAUDI

ARABIA, AGAINST ISIS AND

al-QAEDA AND IRAN.

George: JIM PHILLIPS,

OUR MIDDLE EAST EXPERT

WITH THE HERITAGE

FOUNDATION, SAYS THE

PRESIDENT MUST NOT SHY

AWAY FROM CONFRONTING THE

SAUDIS ON THEIR CLIMATE OF

RADICALISM.

IF HE OFFERS THAT, I

THINK THEY WOULD BE

WILLING TO TAKE MORE STEPS

TO CONFRONT ISLAMIC

RADICALS IN THEIR OWN

RANKS.

George: THE SAUDI

KING SAYS HE WANTS TO

FIGHT ISLAMIC TERRORISM,

BUT PHILLIPS WORRIES IF

THE GOVERNMENT CAN

EFFECTIVELY GO AFTER

TERROR GROUPS THAT POSE A

THREAT TO THE REGION AND

THE UNITED STATES AS WELL.

I THINK HE CAN BE

TRUSTED AGAINST IRAN

BECAUSE IRAN IS SAUDI

ARABIA'S ARCH RIVAL.

BUT SAUDI ARABIA STILL IS

LIKELY TO SUPPORT GROUPS

THAT ARE HOSTILE TO THE

U.S. AND TO ISRAEL.

George: FRANKLIN

GRAHAM, SON OF BILLY

GRAHAM, OFTEN SPEAKS OUT

AGAINST THE THREAT OF

RADICAL ISLAM.

HE SAYS PAST AMERICAN

PRESIDENTS HAVE BEEN

RELUCTANT TO PRESSURE THE

SAUDIS BECAUSE OF VARIOUS

MILITARY AND ECONOMIC

PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN OUR

TWO COUNTRIES.

WE'VE HAD MANY

AMERICANS THERE WORKING

FOR YEARS IN THE OIL

BUSINESS AND SO FORTH.

BUT WE DON'T NEED THEIR

OIL.

WE HAVE ALL OF THE OIL IN

THIS COUNTRY THAT WE NEED.

WE DON'T NEED TO BE

KISSING UP TO THEM.

I THINK IT IS TIME WE HAVE

A PRESIDENT THAT WILL

STAND UP TO SAUDI ARABIA.

George: BUT GRAHAM

AND OTHERS AREN'T HOLDING

THEIR BREATH.

PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL

ARRIVE IN THE DESERT

KINGDOM THIS WEEKEND

BEARING GIFTS, AMONG THEM,

TENS OF BILLIONS OF

DOLLARS OF U.S. MILITARY

HARDWARE TO HELP THE

SAUDIS BOOST THEIR DEFENSE

CAPABILITIES.

THERE IS SO MUCH

BUSINESS INTEREST AND THEY

SPEND SO MUCH BUYING

WEAPONS FROM US, WE HAVE A

TENDENCY TO LOOK THE OTHER

WAY.

George: KING SOLOMON

IS CALLING PRESIDENT

TRUMP'S UPCOMING VISIT

HISTORIC, AND HOPES THE

SUMMIT WILL ESTABLISH A

NEW PARTNERSHIP IN

CONFRONTING EXTREMISM AND

TERRORISM.

AFTER SAUDI ARABIA, TRUMP

WILL GO ON TO ISRAEL AND

THEN THE VATICAN.

> DAVID BRODY IS

TRAVELLING WITH THE PRESS

CORPS.

CHECK cbnnews.com FOR

THE LATEST UPDATES FROM

THE PRESIDENT'S TRIP.

Wendy: AND COMING UP,

THE PUSH TO RELOCATE THE

AMERICAN EMBASSY IN ISRAEL

TO THE ETERNAL CAPITAL OF

THE JEWISH STATE.

Wendy: MORE THAN 60

CHRISTIAN AMERICAN LEADERS

HAVE SENT TRUMP A LETTER.

THEY'RE CALLING FOR HIM TO

RECOGNIZE JERUSALEM AS THE

CAPITAL OF ISRAEL, AND

THEY WANT HIM TO MOVE THE

U.S. EMBASSY THERE.

George: BUT THE WHITE

HOUSE SAYS WHILE TRUMP

WANTS TO MOVE THE EMBASSY,

HE WON'T DO IT NOW.

HE FEELS IT WOULD

COMPLICATE THE RESTART OF

PEACE TALKS BETWEEN

ISRAELIS AND PALESTINIANS.

CHRIS MITCHELL BRINGS US

THAT STORY.

Chris: IT WAS A

CAMPAIGN PROMISE CANDIDATE

DONALD TRUMP STATED OVER

AND OVER.

WE WILL MOVE THE

AMERICAN EMBASSY TO THE

ETERNAL CAPITAL OF THE

JEWISH PEOPLE, JERUSALEM.

Chris: BUT PRESIDENT

TRUMP WON'T FULFILL THAT

PROMISE WHEN HE VISITS

ISRAEL.

IT IS THE LATEST CHAPTER

IN AMERICA'S LONG

DIPLOMATIC HISTORY IN THE

HOLY LAND.

THIS IS WHERE THE FIRST

U.S. CONSULATE STOOD IN

1844, JUST INSIDE THE

WALLS OF THE OLD CITY,

NEAR THE JAFFA GATE.

NOW IT IS USED AS THE

CHRISTIAN INFORMATION

CENTER.

IN 1912 IT MOVED JUST A

FEW BLOCKS AWAY TO A PLACE

CALLED PROPHET STREET.

THEN IT MOVED TO THIS

LOCATION, WHERE THE U.S.

REPRESENTATIVE TO THE

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY NOW

SITS.

THIS CONSULATE REPORTS

DIRECTLY TO THE STATE

DEPARTMENT RATHER THAN THE

U.S. EMBASSY IN TEL AVIV.

ABOUT A 10 MINUTE DRIVE

AWAY STANDS A U.S.

GOVERNMENT BIDDING THAT

PROVIDES CONSULATE

SERVICES FOR U.S.

CITIZENS.

ALL OF THIS WHILE THE

EMBASSY SITS IN TEL AVIV.

AFTER THE WHITE HOUSE'S

ANNOUNCEMENT NOT TO MOVE

THE EMBASSY NOW, THE

QUESTION REMAINS: WILL IT

EVER RELOCATE TO

JERUSALEM?

WE ACTUALLY MET WITH

SENATOR JOHN KYLE UP ON

CAPITOL HILL ONE DAY, AND

WE GAUGED THAT HE WAS

SERIOUS, AND THAT MOVING

THE EMBASSY WAS AN ISSUE

THAT HE WANTED TO DO ON

PRINCIPLE.

IT WASN'T POLITICS; IT WAS

PRINCIPLE.

AND HE ASKED US TO DRAFT A

BILL.

Chris: MORE THAN 20

YEARS AGO, DAVID PARSENS

OF THE INTERNATIONAL

CHRISTIAN EMBASSY

JERUSALEM, THE I.E.C.J.,

HELPED DRAFT THE 1995

JERUSALEM EMBASSY ACT.

AS THE BILL WENT

THROUGH THE SAUSAGE

GRINDER OF CONGRESS, IT

CHANGED.

THEY ADDED THIS

PRESIDENTIAL WAIVER

AUTHORITY, AND IT WAS

INTENDED TO GUT THE BILL.

IT SAID EVERY SIX MONTHS

THE PRESIDENT CAN SUSPEND

THIS BILL IF HE CERTIFIES

IT IS IN U.S. NATIONAL

SECURITY INTEREST.

IT IS FEAR THAT HAS KEPT

US OUT.

Chris: FOR MORE THAN

20 YEARS, SUCCESSIVE

PRESIDENT'PRESIDENTS HAVE SIGNED

THAT WAIVER, AND THE

CURRENT ONE EXPIRES

JUNE 1st.

ANOTHER REASON FORGIVEN

FOR INVOKING THE WAIVER IS

THAT THE U.S. IS SUPPOSED

TO BE AN HONEST BROKER.

HOW WOULD YOU ADDRESS

THE CONCERN OR CRITICISM

THAT SOME PEOPLE WOULD

HAVE, IF YOU DO THIS,

YOU'RE GOING TO UNDERMINE

THE, QUOTE, UNQUOTE, PEACE

PROCESS.

AND YOU'LL BE UNDERMINING

THIS ABILITY TO HAVE A

NEGOTIATED DEAL.

I THINK THAT AT LEAST

PUTTING OUR EMBASSY IN

WEST JERUSALEM WOULD

ACTUALLY STRENGTHEN THE

PEACE PROCESS.

IT WOULD GIVE ISRAEL

CONFIDENCE THAT ITS ALLY,

AMERICA, IS BEHIND IT.

I THINK THE LONGER THAT

THE NATIONS WAIT TO DO

THIS, THE BIGGER AND

BIGGER THE QUESTION OF

JERUSALEM BECOMES.

Chris: PARSENS SAYS

JERUSALEM SEEMS TO BE ON A

50-YEAR CYCLE OF FAVOR.

WHEN YOU LOOK AND SEE

NOT ONLY THE LAST 50 YEARS

WHEN THE CITY WAS

REUNIFIED IN 1967, 100

YEARS AGO, WHEN ALLEN, THE

BRITISH GENERAL, MARCHED

INTO THE CITY, LIBERATED

FROM THE OTTOMAN TURKS,

JUST AS THE BRITISH

GOVERNMENT WAS COMMITTING

TO BUILD A JEWISH STATE

HERE.

EVEN 150 YEARS AGO, 1867,

GENERAL WARREN DISCOVERED

THE OLD CITY, THE ORIGINAL

CITY OF DAVID, SOUTH OF

THE TEMPLE MOUNT.

AND HECH O EACH OF THESE THINGS,

EVERY 50 YEARS, SOMETHING

HAPPENING IN JERUSALEM TO

REALLY FREE IT AND RELEASE

IT INTO ITS PROPHETIC

PURPOSES.

Chris: ISRAELI

LEADERS HOPE THAT ONE DAY

IT INCLUDES RELOCATING THE

EMBASSY.

ISRAEL REUNITED ISRAEL

50 YEARS AGO IN 1967.

BUT THE CONNECTION OF THE

JEWISH PEOPLE TO

JERUSALEM, SPIRITUALLY,

GOES BACK 2,000 YEARS.

OUR CLAIM, OUR PRESENCE

IN JERUSALEM, HAS BEEN

HERE FOR DECADES.

JEWS HAVE BEEN STREAMING

BACK TO THEIR ANCIENT

CAPITAL FOR YEARS.

AND THE MOVEMENT OF THE

EMBASSY FROM TEL AVIV TO

JERUSALEM IS AN AMERICAN

RECOGNITION OF THE SPECIAL

TIES OF JERUSALEM TO THE

JEWISH PEOPLE.

IT MAY BE SYMBOLIC, BUT IT

GOES TO THE CORE OF THE

IDENTITY OF ISRAEL.

I THINK THE U.S. MOVING

THE EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM

IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.

IT'S WAY OVERDUE.

AND, OF COURSE, IT WOULD

BE A BLESSING TO THE U.S.

Chris: IN 1950,

ISRAEL DECLARED JERUSALEM

AS ITS CAPITAL.

IN 1967, IT CAPTURED THE

OLD CITY AND THE EASTERN

PART OF JERUSALEM.

THEN IN 1980, ISRAEL

PASSED THE BASIC LAW OF

JERUSALEM THAT

INCORPORATED ALL OF THE

LAND CAPTURED IN 1967 AS

ITS CAPITAL.

THAT'S WHEN MOST EMBASSIES

LEFT JERUSALEM FOR TEL

AVIV, AND THE I.E.C.J.

MOVED IN.

TO REPRESENT CHRISTIANS

FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD

WHO WANT TO STAND IN

SOLIDARITY WITH ISRAEL,

HELP SECURE IT, AND HELP

IT REACH ITS DESTINY, AND

ALSO WANT TO STAND IN

SOLIDARITY WITH THEIR

CLAIM AND CONNECTION TO

JERUSALEM.

Chris: AND WHETHER OR

NOT THE U.S. EMBASSY

EVENTUALLY MOVES TO

JERUSALEM, PARSONS SEES A

GLORIOUS FUTURE FOR THE

CITY.

THIS IS WHERE THE

PROMISED SON, THE MESSIAH,

WILL RULE IN PEACE AND

RIGHTEOUSNESS.

WE'RE CHRISTIANS, SO WE

BELIEVE THAT IS JESUS.

AND THIS IS ISRAEL'S

ULTIMATE DESTINY.

Chris: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

George: UP NEXT...IN

THE WORLD'S MOST POPULOUS

MUSLIM NATION, PROTESTORS

ARE STANDING UP FOR A

CHRISTIAN GOVERNOR.

SEE WHAT HAS BEEN RAISING

THEIR VOICES IN PROTEST,

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

George: AND WELCOME

BACK TO THE BROADCAST.

MANY PEOPLE IN INDONESIA

ARE STILL PROTESTING AFTER

THE FORMER CHRISTIAN

GOVERNOR THERE OF JAKARTA

WAS SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS

IN PRISON FOR BLASPHEMY

AGAINST ISLAM.

Wendy: NOW AS LUCILLE

TALUSAN REPORTS, THERE IS

GROWING CONCERN THAT

ISLAMIC RADICALS ARE

TRYING TO IMPOSE THEIR

IDEOLOGY IN THE WORLD'S

LARGEST MUSLIM NATION.

Reporter: ANGRY AND

IIMBITTERED SUPPORTERS OF A

AHOK, BASUKI TJAHAJA

PURNAMA, GATHERED

DEMANDING THE RELEASE OF

THE CHRISTIAN GOVERNOR.

THIS BANNER MEANS

FREEDOM FOR AHOK.

Reporter: AHOK WAS

SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS IN

PRISON AFTER BEING FOUND

GUILTY OF BLASPHEMY

AGAINST THE QURAN.

THE CHARGE WAS BASED ON A

RE-ELECTION SPEECH, WHERE

HE ALLEGEDLY STATED THAT

VOTERS WERE BEING DECEIVED

BY HIS OPPONENTS, WHO SAID

THE QURAN PROHIBITS

MUSLIMS FROM HAVING A

NON-MUSLIM LEADER.

BECAUSE OF THIS

BLASPHEMY CLAUSE, MAYBE

YOU HAVE NO WILLINGNESS,

BUT JUST QUOTE THE QURAN,

AND THEY SAY YOU CONDUCT

BLASPHEMY.

Reporter: AHOK, A

CHRISTIAN WITH ETHNIC

CHINESE ROOTS, IS A DOUBLE

MINORITY IN INDONESIA,

WHICH IS THE WORLD'S

LARGEST MUSLIM COUNTRY.

OBSERVERS SAY THE JUDGES

MAY HAVE BEEN PRESSURED BY

RADICAL MUSLIM GROUPS.

BECAUSE THEY IGNORED THE

RECOMMENDATION OF THE

PROSECUTORS TO PUT AHOK

UNDER A TWO-YEAR PROBATION

DUE TO INSUFFICIENT

EVIDENCE.

AHOK'S CASE IS PART OF A

POLITICAL GAME PLAN FOR

THE NEXT PRESIDENTIAL

ELECTION.

HI WARNS THAT RADICAL

MUSLIMS ARE USING RELIGION

TO IMPOSE THEIR EXTREMIST

VIEWS ON THE COUNTRY.

THIS CLAIM, THIS

COUNTRY, THEY DO NOT HIDE

ANYTHING.

Reporter: WHILE

AHOK'S LAWYERS REPAIR AN

APPEAL TO THE HIGHER

COURTS, HIS SUPPORTERS

CONTINUE TO HOLD RALLIES.

THEY SAY THE CHRISTIAN

GOVERNOR HOLDS HOPE FOR

INDONESIA.

HE HAS CONDUCTED TRUE

CHANGE IN INDONESIA.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT

OURSELVES, OUR DREAMS, OUR

HOPES, OUR EXPECTATIONS,

ABOUT THE FUTURE OF

INDONESIA, ABOUT

DEMOCRACY.

Reporter: LUCILLE

TALUSAN, CBN NEWS,

JAKARTA.

Wendy: AND YOU CAN

SEE MORE STORIES OF THE

CHURCH AROUND THE WORLD.

SIMPLY GO TO

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WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

George: AND FINALLY

THIS WEEK ON "CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS," "OPERATION

BLESSING" HAS REBUILT A

SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN IN

NEPAL.

Wendy: A DEADLY

EARTHQUAKE DEVASTATED THE

AREA TWO YEARS AGO, AND

DESTROYED THE ENTIRE

SCHOOL BUILDING.

STUDENTS EVENTUALLY TRIED

TO RESUME THEIR STUDIES,

BUT THE CLOSEST SCHOOL WAS

A 40-MINUTE WALK AWAY.

SO "OPERATION BLESSING"

STEPPED IN TO HELP,

PROVIDING RELIEF TO THE

DISASTER VICTIMS AND

HELPING THEM GET BACK ON

THEIR FEET THROUGH SKILLS,

TRAINING, AND

MICROENTERPRISE PROGRAMS,

AS WELL AS REBUILDING THE

ENTIRE SCHOOL.

NOW 54 CHILDREN ARE

REGISTERED AND READY TO

ATTEND CLASSES RIGHT IN

THEIR OWN COMMUNITY.

George: FOLKS, THAT

IS IT FOR THIS WEEK'S

EDITION OF "CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS."

I HOPE YOU'LL ENJOYED ALL

OF OUR STORIES.

UNTIL NEXT WEEK...

Wendy: FROM ALL OF US

HER, GOOD-BYE AND GOD

BLESS YOU.

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