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On CBN Newswatch, May 25: Will 23 million Americans really LOSE health care? The truth about the CBO report; What Melania Trump did at a Vatican hospital that brought smiles to kids, and more. Read Transcript


Efrem: THANK YOU SO

MUCH FOR JOINING US FOR

CBN "NEWSWATCH."

I'M EFREM GRAHAM.

A NEW HEALTH CARE REFORM

BATTLE IS SHAPING UP ON

CAPITOL HILL.

NOW THAT A GOVERNMENT

AGENCY HAS WEIGHED IN ON

THE COST.

SENATE REPUBLICANS AND

DEMOCRATS ARE READY FOR A

FIGHT, AND CHANGES TO A

BILL ALREADY APPROVED BY

THE HOUSE ARE ALMOST

CERTAIN.

GARY LANE IS ON THIS

STORY.

Reporter: THE NEW

ESTIMATE SAYS 23 MILLION

AMERICANS WOULD BE LEFT

UNINSURED, ALTHOUGH THAT

NUMBER INCLUDES PEOPLE

POOWHOWOULDN'T BUY INSURANCE.

CHUCK SCHUMER CALLED THE

BILL, ALREADY APPROVED BY

THE HOUSE, A NIGHTMARE.

THE REPORT MAKES CLEAR

THAT TRUMP CARE WOULD BE A

CANCER ON THE AMERICAN

HEALTH CARE SYSTEM.

Reporter: WHEN HOUSE

REPUBLICANS PASSED HEALTH

CARE REFORM LAST MONTH,

THE G.O.P. AND PRESIDENT

TRUMP SAID THEY HAD TO ACT

BECAUSE OBAMACARE IS

FAILING.

President Trump: THIS

IS A REPEAL AND A REPLACE

OF OBAMACARE.

Reporter: UNDER

OBAMACARE, SOME ARE LEFT

WITH ONLY ONE INSURANCE

PROVIDER.

AFTER INCURRING OBAMACARE

LOSSES OF $100 MILLION,

BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD

WILL PULL OUT OF KANSAS

AND MISSOURI LAST YEAR.

THE HOUSE REFORM BILL

WOULD ACTUALLY SAVE THE

GOVERNMENT MONEY BY

REDUCING THE FEDERAL

DEFICIT BY $119 BILLION

OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS.

AND ALSO BY CUTTING TAXES

BY NEARLY A TRILLION

DOLLARS, AND REDUCING

SPENDING BY MORE THAN A

TRILLION.

THE CB C.B.O. SAYS STATES

WILL BE ABLE TO HAVE

PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS.

BUT SOME SAY HEALTHY

PEOPLE WILL ACTUALLY SEE

THEIR PREMIUMS REDUCED.

REPUBLICANS AND CRITICS

POINT OUT THAT THE C.B.O.

HAS OFTEN BEEN WRONG IN

ITS FORECAST, AND THE

C.B.O. ITSELF WARNS ITS

PROJECTIONS AREN'T

CERTAIN.

MITCH McCONNELL IS

PLEASED THE REPORT IS

FINALLY DONE.

THE UPDATED REPORT WILL

ALLOW THE SENATE

PROCEDURALLY TO MOVE

FORWARD.

Reporter: HE DOUBTS

HE HAS THE 50 VOTES HE

NEEDS TO REPEAL OBAMACARE,

AND THE SENATE IS EXPECTED

TO REDO THE HOUSE BILL AND

COME UP WITH ITS OWN

MEASURE IN THE DAYS AHEAD.

GARY LANE, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: TODAY

PRESIDENT TRUMP IS IN

BELGIUM, MEETING WITH

LEADERS OF THE EUROPEAN

UNION AND OUR NATO ALLIES.

PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS

CRITICAL OF BOTH

ORGANIZATIONS DURING HIS

RUN FOR THE OFFICE.

HE PRAISED BRITAIN'S VOTE

TO PULL OUT OF THE E.U.

AND SPECULATED ABOUT

PULLING OUT OF NATO IF

MEMBERS DON'T START PAYING

THEIR FAIR SHARE.

SINCE BECOMING PRESIDENT,

HE HAS SOFTENED HIS TONE,

BUT STILL EXPECTS NATO'S

MEMBERS TO CONTRIBUTE.

AND HE EXPECTS THEM TO

JOIN THE COALITION

FIGHTING ISIS.

> THE AMERICAN CENTER

FOR LAW AND JUSTICE SAYS A

SHADOW GOVERNMENT IS AT

WORK IN THE FEDERAL

BUREAUCRACY, SEEKING TO

WEAKEN THE PRESIDENT.

THE INTELLIGENCE LEAKS

THAT HAVE PLAGUED THE

ADMINISTRATION FROM DAY

ONE ARE COMING FROM

EMPLOYEES WHO DON'T AGREE

WITH THE PRESIDENT'S

POLITICS.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE

DEEP STATE, AND THE

GOVERNMENT BUREAUCRACIES

AND AGENCIES, AND THE

PEOPLE WITHIN WHO ARE NOT

DIRECTLY APPOINTED BY THE

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED

STATES.

THEY'RE CAREERISTS, AND

THEY WERE VERY IN LINE

WITH THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION.

THEY CAUSED SOME TROUBLE

FOR THE BUSH

ADMINISTRATION, BUT NOT

NEARLY -- WE HAVE NOT

NEARLY SEEN THIS ACTIVE

BEFORE IN AN ATTEMPT TO

UNDERMINE AN

ADMINISTRATION, WHAT

THEY'RE TRYING TO DO WITH

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION.

Efrem: SEKULOW SAYS

THE LEAKS NOT ONLY

UNDERMINE THE PRESIDENT,

THEY POSE A DANGER TO THE

NATIONAL SECURITY.

> BRITISH POLICE HAVE

ARRESTED TWO MORE PEOPLE

AS THEY CONTINUE THEIR

SEARCH FOR EVEN MORE WHO

WERE BEHIND THE CONCERT

BOMBING THAT LEFT 22 DEAD.

MEANWHILE, BRITISH PRIME

MINISTER THERESA MAY SAYS

THE U.S. IS COMPROMISING

THEIR INVESTIGATION.

SHE ACCUSES THE U.S.

OFFICIALS OF LEAKING

IMPORTANT INFORMATION.

THEY ARE PARTICULARLY

ANGRY ABOUT PHOTOS

PUBLISHED IN THE "NEW YORK

TIMES" THAT DETAIL

EVIDENCE ABOUT THE BOMB

USED IN THE MANCHESTER

ATTACK.

BRITAIN AND THE U.S.

COMMONLY SHARE

INTELLIGENCE TO THE

HIGHEST LEVELS, BUT THE

BRITISH OFFICIALS SUGGEST

THERE HAS BEEN A SEVERE

BREACH OF TRUST.

> HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS

ONE OF THE LARGEST AND

FASTEST GROWING CRIME IN

THE COUNTRY.

WASHINGTON IS INTRODUCING

13 PIECES OF LEGISLATION,

AIMED AS BRINGING AN END

TO U.S. SLAVERY.

ABIGAIL ROBERTSON HAS MORE

NOW ON THIS STORY.

Reporter: IT IS

ESTIMATED THAT MORE THAN

20 MILLION PEOPLE

WORLDWIDE ARE VICTIMS OF

HUMAN TRAFFICKING, WITH

CASES REPORTED IN EVERY

STATE IN THE U.S.

SO MANY TIMES YOU FIND

IT AROUND THE WORLD, BUT

IT IS RIGHT HERE IN

AMERICA.

THEY HAVE MORE THAN 7,000

CASES JUST LAST YEAR

REPORTED.

Reporter: CONGRESS

FOCUSED IN ON THIS ISSUE,

PASSING A NUMBER OF BILLS

FOR PROTECTING VICTIMS AND

INCREASING PUNISHMENT FOR

CONVICTED OFFENDERS.

A TOP PRIORITY: DEALING

WITH LEGAL LOOPHOLES THAT

PREDATORS TAKE ADVANTAGE

OF TWO AVOID BEING

CONVICTED.

THE GLOBAL CHILD

PROTECTION ACT WOULD

CHANGE RETURN LAWS TO

CLOSE THOSE LOOPHOLES.

UNDER THE CURRENT

DEFINITIONS, IT DOES DEAL

WITH PEOPLE WHO TRAVEL

ABROAD TO HAVE SEX WITH

CHILDREN, BUT THE

DEFINITIONS DON'T INCLUDE

PEOPLE WHO TRAVEL ABROAD

TO FORCE CHILDREN TO DO

SEXUAL ACTS ON THEM.

AND SO IT IS THESE TYPES

OF, AGAIN, UNINTENTIONAL

LOOPHOLES IN THE CRIMINAL

CODE WHERE CONGRESS CAN

CHANGE THE LAW.

Reporter: AND

CONGRESSMAN MIKE JOHNSON

IS ALSO OFFERING A MEASURE

THAT WOULD PREVENT

CRIMINALS FROM GETTING

AWAY ON A TECHNICALITY.

JOHNSON'S BILL DEALS WITH

A CASE IN 2015, WHERE A

MAN WHO RECORDED A SEXUAL

ASSAULT ON A CHILD WAS

ABLE TO ESCAPE A FEDERAL

CONVICTION.

THERE IS A PROVISION

WHERE THE COURTS HAVE SAID

IF A PREDATOR HAS SEXUAL

ACTIVITY WITH A MINOR AND

THEY RECORD ANY OF THOSE

IMAGES ON THEIR PHONE OR

OTHER DEVICES, AND THEY

DIDN'T INTEND TO RECORD

THEM, SOMEHOW THEY WOULD

BE ABLE TO EVADE

PROSECUTION.

WE THINK THAT IS

OUTRAGEOUS.

Reporter: AND

CONGRESS HAS ANOTHER MAJOR

ITEM ON ITS PLATE: WITH

THE RELEASE OF PRESIDENT

TRUMP'S BUDGET PLAN OF

OVER $4 TRILLION.

THE BUDGET IS A

FRAMEWORK.

WHAT IS SO REFRESHING HERE

IS HOW HONEST HE IS IN THE

PROCESS.

HE BALANCES A BUDGET IN 10

YEARS.

WE HAVE NOT HAD THAT IN

THE LAST ADMINISTRATION.

Reporter: THE WHITE

HOUSE BUDGET REDUCES

WASHINGTON'S SPENDING

PLANS FOR FUTURE YEARS,

AND DEMOCRATS QUICKLY

ATTACKED THE PROPOSAL.

WITH SENATE MINORITY

LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER

CALLING IT A NIGHTMARE

THAT HURTS THE MIDDLE

CLASS AND RELIES ON

FANTASY NUMBERS.

WHEN I LOOK AT WHAT HE

IS DOING ELSE IN THE

BUDGET, IT IS KIND OF LIKE

HE IS LOOKING AT WELFARE

REFORM, PUTTING PEOPLE

BACK TO WORK, GIVING THEM

A SENSE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT

AT THE SAME TIME.

THOSE ARE TOUGH THINGS TO

DO, AND SOMETIMES THEY GET

POLITICALLY ATTACKED FOR

IT, BUT IN THE END YOU

CREATE AND HELP

INDIVIDUALS TO BUY HOMES

AND SEND THEIR KIDS TO

COLLEGE.

Reporter: AND WHILE

NOT ALL REPUBLICANS GAVE

IT A RINGING ENDORSEMENT,

MANY ARE ENCOURAGED TO SEE

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

TAKING STEPS TO TRY TO

LIMIT SPENDING, EVENTUALLY

BALANCE THE BUDGET, AND

HELP GET THE ECONOMY

GROWING STRONGLY.

MITCH McCONNELL SAYS THE

PRESIDENT'S BUDGET IS JUST

A RECOMMENDATION, AND NOW

IT IS UP TO CONGRESS TO

FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO WITH

IT.

REPORTING FROM CAPITOL

HILL, ABIGAIL ROBERTSON,

CBN NEWS.

Efrem: A MASSIVE

LANDSLIDE IS SHUTTING DOWN

A CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY FOR

MONTHS.

IT HAPPENED ALONG

CALIFORNIA'S BIG SUR

COASTLINE.

THE COLLAPSE MARKS THE

THIRD MAJOR CLOSURE IN BIG

SUR AND IS ONE OF THE

BIGGEST IN DECADES.

THE COST OF THE DAMAGE

ADDS UP TO ABOUT

$1 BILLION, AND ABOUT

1.5 MILLION TONS OF

MATERIAL WAS DUMPED ON TO

THE ROAD AND THE SHORE

LINE.

REPORTS SAY IT WILL BE

MONTHS BEFORE IT REOPENS

AGAIN.

> FIRST LADY MELANIA

TRUMP VISITED THE

VATICAN'S PEDIATRIC

HOSPITAL ON WEDNESDAY,

SPENDING TIME WITH BOTH OF

THE CHILDREN AND HER

PARENTS.

THE FIRST LADY SMILED

CONTINUALLY THROUGH HER

VISIT, PAINTING WITH

CHILDREN AND TAKING

SELFIES.

IN THE HOSPITAL'S GUEST

BOOK SHE WROTE: "GREAT

VISITING YOU.

STAY STRONG AND HEALTHY.

MUCH LOVE, MELANIA."

> IT IS CALLED "THE UP

TO FACE FLASH MOB," AND IT

IS TAKING PLACE AT THE

WORLD FAMILY CONFERENCE.

IT IS MEANT TO DRAW

ATTENTION TO THE

IMPORTANCE AND VALUE OF

FAMILIES.

IN 2011, MORE THAN 40

COUNTRIES JOINED IN.

THEY ARE ENCOURAGING

PEOPLE TO SEND IN THEIR

OWN VIDEOS OF DANCING AND

CELEBRATING.

FOR INFORMATION, YOU CAN

VISIT uptoface.com.

> UP NEXT HERE ON CBN

"NEWSWATCH," IT IS A TOUGH

BATTLE FOR PEOPLE FIGHTING

CANCER, BUT ONE MINISTRY

IS FINDING A NEW WAY TO

ENCOURAGE, CONNECT, AND

HELP PEOPLE TO FIND THE

Efrem: JUST A SMALL

Efrem: JUST A SMALL

AMOUNT OF ALCOHOL RAISES

BREAST CANCER RISK.

THAT IS ACCORDING TO A NEW

STUDY.

ONLY 10 GRAMS OF ALCOHOL A

DAY INCREASED BREAST

CANCER RISKS BY 5% IN

YOUNGER, PREMENOPAUSAL,

AND 9% IN OLDER,

POST-MENOPAUSAL WOMEN.

THE MORE ALCOHOL

CONSUMPTION, THE GREATER

THE RISK.

ANOTHER RISK FACTOR IS

BEING OVERWEIGHT AS AN

ADULT.

ON THE FLIP SIDE, EXERCISE

REALLY REDUCES THE RISK OF

BREAST CANCER.

ANY EXERCISE, LIKE

WALKING, IS BETTER THAN

NONE AT ALL.

THE MORE VIGOROUS THE

EXERCISE, THE MORE YOU

REDUCE THE RISK.

AND THE MORE YOU DO, THE

BETTER.

> IT IS A WORD NO ONE

WANTS TO HEAR: CANCER.

YET STATISTICS SHOW HALF

OF ALL MEN AND A THIRD OF

ALL WOMEN WILL SUFFER THE

DISEASE.

NOW AS LORIE JOHNSON SHOWS

US, AN ORGANIZATION IS

TEACHING CHURCHES HOW TO

HELP CANCER PATIENTS.

HELLO, SHEILA.

HI, HOW ARE YOU, DEAR?

Lorie: AFTER YEARS OF

COUNSELLING CANCER

PATIENTS, REVEREND PERCY

MCCRAY KNOWS THEY BEAR A

BURDEN UNLIKE PEOPLE

BEARING OTHER ILLNESSES.

PARTICULARLY PEOPLE OF

FAITH ARE STRUGGLING WITH

THEIR FAITH AT THAT POINT.

WHAT DID I DO WRONG?

IS THERE SOMETHING I DID

THAT CAUSED GOD TO PUNISH

ME PROCEEDING Lorie?

Lorie: ONE

CONVERSATION HELPED HIM

REALIZE OTHERS NEED TO

LEARN THESE SKILLS, TOO.

THE PATIENTS SHARED

WITH ME THEY WERE IMPACTED

MORE BY THE PASTORAL CARE

THEY RECEIVED AT THE

BEDSIDE AT THE HOSPITAL

THAN THEY DID AT THEIR

CHURCH.

Lorie: TYPICALLY,

CHURCHES ARE VERY

EFFECTIVE IN HELPING

PEOPLE WITH ALL KINDS OF

PROBLEMS, LIKE FINANCIAL

OR MARITAL, BUT OFTEN

FALLS SHORT WHEN IT COMES

TO DEALING WITH HEALTH

CARE ISSUES, ESPECIALLY

CANCER.

AND THEY REALLY

STRUGGLE WITH WHAT DO I

SAY, WHEN DO I SAY, AND

HOW DO I SAY IT?

AND ONE OF THE NUMBER ONE

DYNAMICS THAT TAKES PLACE

WITH THE CANCER PATIENT

AND THEIR CARE-GIVER IS

THAT THEY BEGIN TO FEEL A

SENSE OF ISOLATION.

Lorie: TO BRIDGE THIS

GAP, THE REVEREND AND HIS

ASSOCIATES AT THE CANCER

TREATMENT CENTERS OF

AMERICA APPROACH CHURCHES

ABOUT TEACHING THEIR

MEMBERS ABOUT HOW TO

MINISTER TO THEIR BROTHERS

AND SISTERS WITH CANCER.

IT IS CALLED "OUR JOURNEY

OF HOPE."

CANCER TREATMENT CENTERS

OF AMERICA OFFERS FREE

TRAINING FOR TWO PEOPLE

FROM A CHURCH WHO USE WHAT

THEY LEARN HERE TO RAISE

UP CANCER MINISTRIES IN

THEIR HOME CONGREGATION.

THEY LEARN THE BASICS OF

THE DISEASE AND TREATMENTS

IN ORDER TO FOCUS ON WHAT

IT IS LIKE FOR PATIENTS.

AND THE TRAINING, FOOD,

LODGING, AND EVEN THE

COURSE MATERIALS ARE ALL

FREE.

WE DID NOT WANT TO

LIMIT THE ABILITY TO HAVE

THE AVERAGE CHURCH RECEIVE

THIS TRAINING BECAUSE OF

LACK OF RESOURCES.

Lorie: LUANDA LONG

ATTENDED THE SEMINAR YEARS

AGO, AND NOW PASSES ON

WHAT SHE LEARNED TO

VOLUNTEERS ATLANTA'S E LAN

BAPTIST CHURCH.

WHEN WE STARTED THIS

MINISTRY, I WANT TO SAY WE

STARTED OUT WITH 12 OR 15

FOLKS.

ALL OF THEM HAD A PERSONAL

RELATIONSHIP WITH CANCER.

EITHER THEY WERE A CANCER

SURVIVOR OR A CARE-GIVER

OF A CANCER PATIENT.

Lorie: SHE TEACHES

THEM FOR EIGHT WEEKS TO

PREPARE THEM TO MEET WITH

CANCER PATIENTS IN THEIR

CHURCH.

SOMETIMES PEOPLE DON'T

KNOW WHAT TO SAY FOR THOSE

WHO ARE BATTLING WITH

CANCER.

SOMETIMES THEY MAY SAY,

OH, I HAD A LOVED ONE WITH

CANCER, AND THEY DIED.

WRONG THING TO SAY.

WE TRY TO TELL PEOPLE TO

HAVE EMPATHY, TO LISTEN,

TO NOT TRY TO FIX IT, BUT

JUST TO BE THERE.

TO REALIZE THAT GOD IS

EVERYWHERE.

AND GOD WILL HAVE A

WITNESS IN EVERY

SITUATION.

Lorie: SO FAR THE

MINISTRY IS A SUCCESS.

A LOT OF TIMES PEOPLE

DON'T UNDERSTAND THE

IMPACT CANCER DOES TO A

FAMILY AND TO A PERSON.

IT IS MORE THAN JUST A

PHYSICAL DETRIMENT.

IT ATTACKS THEIR SPIRIT

AND IT ATTACKS THEIR SOUL.

Lorie: LISA MCDERMOTT

REMEMBERS SUFFERING

THROUGH FIVE MONTHS OF

CHEMOTHERAPY FOR BREAST

CANCER.

FOR ME, IT WAS STRICTLY

FATIGUE.

I JUST COULD NOT GET OFF

THE COUCH.

Lorie: SHE ASKED THE

CANCER MINISTRY FOR HELP

WITH DAILY NEEDS.

IT MAKES A REAL

DIFFERENCE WHEN YOU'RE

JUST TOO SICK TO DO

ANYTHING.

YOU DON'T FEEL WELL.

YOU DON'T WANT TO DO THE

DISHES.

YOU'VE GOT GROCERIES TO

GET.

YOU DON'T WANT TO GO DRIVE

ANYWHERE.

SO IT'S A GREAT MINISTRY.

Lorie: LISA DEALT

WITH ONE MAIN POINT PERSON

WHO RECRUITED OTHERS TO

PITCH IN.

EVERYTHING MAKES A

DIFFERENCE.

PEOPLE -- PHONE CALLS,

CARDS, LETTERS, JUST TO

KNOW THAT PEOPLE ARE

THINKING ABOUT ME, PRAYING

FOR ME, CARING ABOUT ME.

Lorie: THE CANCER

MINISTRY MADE SUCH AN

IMPRESSION, THAT LISA

WANTED TO GET THE

TRAINING.

WE PUT PACKAGES

TOGETHER FOR EVERYONE THAT

WE FIND OUT ABOUT, THAT IS

REFERRED TO US, CARE

PACKAGES FOR THEM ALL.

I GOT ONE, TOO.

IT WAS VERY NICE.

WITH ALL KINDS OF THINGS

IN A LITTLE CARE PACKAGE.

BOOKS AND JOURNALS AND

SOCKS TO KEEP WARM, HATS,

ALL KINDS OF THINGS.

JEWELRY.

Lorie: AS NEFERTIDI'S

MOTHER FOUGHT OVARIAN AND

COLON CANCER, THE MINISTRY

STEPPED IN.

WORDS CAN'T EXPLAIN.

THEY WERE AWESOME.

JUST WHEN YOU THINK YOU'RE

BY YOURSELF, YOU'RE NOT.

Lorie: ALTHOUGH HER

MOM LOST HER FIGHT, THE

CANCER MINISTRY MADE THOSE

FINAL DAYS EASIER.

HELPING JUST AROUND THE

HOUSE, WITH FOOD, THINGS

THAT MY MOM NEEDED.

SHE WOULD NEED ERRANDS

RAN, MEDICINE.

SOMETIMES SHE JUST WANTED

TO HAVE SOMEONE TO SIT

WITH HER AND TALK, JUST

COMPANIONSHIP.

Lorie: THEY ALSO

HELPED HER, WHO AS A

WORKING MOM WITH TWO

CHILDREN, BECAME

OVERWHELMED WITH THE

PRESSURE OF CARING FOR HER

SICK MOTHER.

SO WHILE CANCER WILL

LIKELY CONTINUE TO STRIKE

FAR TOO MANY, CHURCHES NOW

CAN CHOOSE TO HELP THOSE

DEALING WITH THE DISEASE.

LORIE JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: ISRAELI

PARATROOPERS HELPED TO

UNITE JERUSALEM,

FULFILLING A

2,000-YEAR-OLD DREAM.

ONE STORY OF FAITH AND

COURAGE IS NEXT.

Efrem: THE WAR ONLY

Efrem: THE WAR ONLY

LASTED SIX DAYS, BUT

FOREVER CHANGED ISRAEL AND

THE MIDDLE EAST.

SCOTT ROSS TALKED TO AN

AUTHOR AND EXPERT ABOUT

THE 1967 BATTLE.

Scott: THE TEMPLE

MOUNT IS IN OUR HANDS, THE

FAMOUS WORDS OF COMMANDER

MOTTA GUR, WHO'S MEN

HELPED REUNITE JERUSALEM

UNDER JEWISH SOVEREIGNTY,

FULFILLING A

2,000-YEAR-OLD DREAM.

THIS BOOK IS A STORY OF

A YOUNG BAND OF ISRAELI

BROTHERS, YOUNG ISRAELI

MEN WHO GAVE THE JEWISH

PEOPLE THEIR GREATEST

VICTORY SINCE THE EXODUS

FROM EGYPT.

Scott: I SPOKE WITH

YOSSI KLEIN HALEVI ABOUT

HIS BOOK, "LIKE DREAMERS,"

THE STORY OF THE ISRAELI

PARATROOPERS WHO REUNITED

JERUSALEM.

"WHEN GOD BRINGS ABOUT THE

RETURN TO ZION, WE WERE

LIKE DREAMERS, AND OUR

TONGUES WILL BE FILLED

WITH JOYOUS SONGS."

THE PARATROOPERS CAME

TO THIS SPOT ON THE

MORNING OF JUNE 7, 1967.

MOTTA GUR -- A VERY FAMOUS

PHOTOGRAPH, IS LOOKING OUT

ON TO THE TEMPLE MOUNT,

AND MAKING THE FINAL

PREPARATIONS IN HIS MIND

FORTUNATE THE DESCENT AND

THE CONQUEST OF THE OLD

CITY.

SO HE SAYS, PARATROOPERS

OF BRIGADE 55, AND HE

TELLS THEM THAT JEWS

WAITED THOUSANDS OF YEARS

FOR THIS MOMENT.

YOU ARE THE ONES WHO ARE

PRIVILEGED TO RESTORE

JERUSALEM TO THE JEWISH

PEOPLE.

Scott: WE RETRACED

THEIR STEPS TO LION'S GATE

OF THE OLD CITY.

THIS IS THE GATE THAT

THE PARATROOPERS, THE

ISRAELI SOLDIERS, ENTERED

ON JUNE 7th, 1967.

AND THEN WHEN THEY REACHED

THE TEMPLE MOUNT, THE

FAMOUS WORDS OF MOTTA GUR

WERE: "THE TEMPLE MOUNT IS

IN OUR HANDS."

AND THEY FIND THE WALL,

AND THERE ARE THESE IN

INCREDIBLY EMOTIONAL

SCENES OF BATTLE-HARDENED

SOLDIERS WEEPING AT THE

WALL.

Scott: SO THE PRAYER

AND THE HOPE OF MANY

GENERATIONS, "NEXT YEAR IN

JERUSALEM."

SUDDENLY IT BECOMES

THIS YEAR IN JERUSALEM.

Scott: HE

PERSONALIZES THE HISTORY

THROUGH THE EYES OF SIX

PEOPLE.

I ALWAYS WONDERED, WHAT

HAPPENED TO THE GUYS WHO

LIBERATED THE WESTERN WALL

IN 1967?

I GREW UP WITH THAT IMAGE

AS SYMBOLIZING THE LIKE

DREAMERS, THE STORY OF

ISRAEL.

Scott: THESE

PARATROOPERS, DO THEY

REALLY REFLECT AND

MICROCOSEM THE STORY OF

THIS COUNTRY?

THE RANGE THAT YOU HAVE

IN THIS BOOK ARE DEEPLY

RELIGIOUS PEOPLE, WEST

BANK SETTLERS, SECULAR

ISRAELIS, TEL AVIV

RESIDENTS, KIBBUTZICS,

LEFT-WINGERS, AND IT WAS

VERY IMPORTANT FOR ME TO

TELL THE STORY OF THE

WHOLE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL.

BECAUSE THE WAY THAT I

UNDERSTAND THE JEWISH

PEOPLE IS THAT WE'RE A

FAMILY.

Scott: IT TOOK HIM 12

OF HIS 32 YEARS IN ISRAEL

TO WRITE THE BOOK.

ONE OF MY CHARACTERS

STARTS OFF AS A BOY,

LIVING ON ONE OF THESE

RADICAL SOCIALIST KIBBUTZ

KIBBUTZIUMS.

HE FIGHTS THE TRADE UNIONS

AND HE CREATES THE FIRST

PRIVATIZED COUNTRY IN THE

STATE OF ISRAEL, AND OPENS

THE WAY TO THE HIGH-TECH

FREE ECONOMY WE HAVE

TODAY.

Scott: ONE BECOME

KNOWN AS ISRAEL'S BOB

DYLAN, AND ANOTHER STARTED

THE SETTLEMENT MOVEMENT IN

JUDEA AND SAMARIA.

HE SAYS HIS BOOK TRIES TO

SHOW THE STRUGGLE WITHIN

THE ISRAELI SOUL OVER

MAKING PEACE WITH THE

PALESTINIANS AND DIVIDING

JERUSALEM.

IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD,

I'VE GOT JEWISH NEIGHBORS.

I'VE GOT ARAB NEIGHBORS.

IN THE SAME NEIGHBORHOOD,

IN THE SAME BUILDING.

NOW, HOW DO YOU SEPARATE

THAT.

HOW DO YOU DIVIDE A CITY,

WITHOUT, GOD FORBID,

DESTROYING IT?

I DON'T SEE HOW JERUSALEM

CAN BE SHARED BETWEEN TWO

POLITICAL ENTITIES THAT

ARE EMERGING OUT OF A

100-YEAR WAR.

Scott: AND FOR PEOPLE

FROM MY WORLD VIEW AND MY

CHRISTIAN VIEW, WE TAKE

VERY SERIOUSLY THE

PSALMIST WHEN HE SAYS,

"PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF

JERUSALEM.

MAY THEY PROSPER WHO LOVE

YOU."

AS YOU SIT HERE AND AS WE

LOOK AT THIS, HOW DO YOU

PRAY FOR THIS CITY?

I PRAY THAT I

PERSONALLY SHOULD BE

WORTHY OF LIVING HERE, OF

HOLDING THIS STORY AT THIS

MOMENT.

I PRAY THAT THE PEOPLE OF

ISRAEL WILL BE WORTHY OF

THIS STORY.

I PRAY FOR OUR STRENGTH.

I PRAY FOR OUR GENEROSITY

OF SPIRIT.

I PRAY THAT WE BE

PROTECTED FROM HATRED,

THAT OUR HEARTS BE OPEN TO

LOVE ALL OF THE PEOPLE OF

THIS LAND AND ALL THOSE

WHO TURN TOWARDS THE CITY

WITH HOPE.

I PRAY FOR ALL OF US.

THAT'S MY PRAYER.

Efrem: EVERY DAY IS A

GREAT DAY TO BE GRATEFUL.

TODAY'S PRAYER, FATHER,

THANK YOU FOR BEING A

MIRACLE IN MY LIFE, AND

THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME

TO BE A MIRACLE IN THE

LIVES OF OTHERS.

MAKE TIME TO BE KIND TO

OTHERS TODAY.

WITH THAT WORD, THAT IS

GOING TO DO IT FOR THIS

EDITION OF CBN

"NEWSWATCH."

YOU CAN FIND MORE OF OUR

EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE ALWAYS

AT CBN NEW cbnnews.com.

YOU CAN E-MAIL US AT

newswatch@cbn.com.

THANKS FOR WATCHING.

WE'LL SEE YOU RIGHT BACK

HERE TOMORROW.

GOD BLESS YOU.

GOD BLESS YOU.

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