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News on The 700 Club: July 14, 2017

As seen on "The 700 Club," July 14: Senate unveils health care bill: Trump 'very angry' if not approved; Lawmakers target PA 'pay to slay': 'No one should reward children for being terrorists,' and more. Read Transcript


Welcome to "The 700 Club."

Senate Republicans are taking yet

another shot at repealing and replacing Obamacare.

They've come up with yet another new health care plan and they

expect to vote on it as soon as next week.

President Trump says he's waiting with pen in hand

to sign a new bill, but first the Senate has to pass it.

And that won't be easy.

Gary Lane has the story.

GARY LANE (VOICEOVER): Some key Republicans

rejected the original Senate bill,

meaning it would not gain approval without revisions.

So it was back to the drawing board with a new health care

plan.

The revised Senate bill now provides

billions of dollars in government subsidies

to tackle the national opioid epidemic,

and it allows cheaper plans that include reduced benefits.

Critics argue Obamacare forced some people

to pay for services they don't need,

like pregnancy expenses for senior citizens,

or geriatric care for millennials.

That change alone could bring down costs for some Americans.

The measure was pushed by Texas Senator Ted Cruz.

So will he now support the bill?

Yes.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

now says he expects a vote on the bill sometime next week.

Not one Democrat is expected to cast a vote for it.

The meat of this bill is exactly the same

as it was before, and in some ways

they've somehow managed to make it even worse.

GARY LANE (VOICEOVER): The support

of moderate GOP senators like Susan Collins will be essential

if Republicans are to get the votes needed for approval.

But she's ready to vote against the revised plan,

because Medicaid spending won't grow as quickly as planned.

We're talking about the health infrastructure

in rural America, and some of our most vulnerable citizens.

GARY LANE (VOICEOVER): President Trump, in his "700 Club"

interview this week with Pat Robertson,

made it clear he'll be upset if Republicans don't act to repeal

and replace Obamacare.

It has to get passed.

They have to do it.

They have to get together and get it done.

What will happen if they don't?

Well, I don't even want to talk about it, because I

think it would be very bad.

I would be very angry about it.

And a lot of people would be very upset.

But I'm sitting, waiting for that bill to come to my desk.

I hope that they do it.

They've been promising it for years.

They've been promising it ever since Obamacare,

which has failed.

GARY LANE (VOICEOVER): Even Vice President Pence weighed in,

pressing Senate Republicans to meet up

to their campaign commitments.

We urge every member of the United States Senate

to roll their sleeves up and get this bill to the president's

desk and get it there soon.

GARY LANE (VOICEOVER): Gary Lane, CBN News.

Well, let's hope they can get together

and actually get something passed.

This has been on again and off again for too long

and the president's pen is ready.

In other news, another deadly terrorist attack in Jerusalem

today led to a showdown at the Temple Mount.

John Jessup has that story from our CBN News

bureau in Washington.

John?

That's right, Gordon.

Three Israeli Arabs murdered two policemen.

That during a terror attack in Jerusalem's Old City.

A police unit chased the terrorists

and killed them during the shoot-out on the Temple Mount.

Authorities say the two murdered police officers were both Arab,

and the three terrorists came from an Arab town

in northern Israel.

Two of them posed for a selfie before the attack.

Israel's president said Arab leadership

inside and outside Israel should take a clear position

against this criminal attack.

Well, when Palestinian terrorists attack or kill

Israelis, they and their families

can receive what are called "martyr payments."

And this week, the Senate took one step closer

to passing legislation that defunds

the Palestinian government until those payments stop.

Abigail Robertson brings us that story.

ABIGAIL ROBERTSON (VOICEOVER): It's bad enough

for a parent to hear about the death of a child.

It's even worse to learn the person who

killed him was praised and rewarded

by a government largely funded by US taxpayer dollars.

That happened to the parents of American student Taylor Force

when a 21-year-old Palestinian man murdered Taylor

while he was visiting Israel.

No society should reward their children for being terrorists.

ABIGAIL ROBERTSON (VOICEOVER): US Senator Lindsay Graham

hopes to pressure the Palestinian Authority to stop

their martyr payment policy by proposing a bill that

would cut the almost $400 million in US funding

to the group.

We have a duty to defend our citizens

and not empower people who will kill them.

Graham thinks there is no hope for a two-state solution

in the Middle East if the Palestinian Authority continues

to reward people for being terrorists.

According to "The Jerusalem Post,"

the PA argues the bonuses only benefit legitimate combatants,

but the Israeli and US government say this is immoral.

Abbas said the following-- the president of the Palestinian

Authority--

I will leave office before I stop martyr payments

and before I stop paying money to prisoners.

How do you do peace with a government who would actually

take money and pay their children to kill other people's

children?

ABIGAIL ROBERTSON (VOICEOVER): The Senate committee

reviewing the bill mostly agree this

needs to end, but worry about unintended consequences

to Israel's security if all funding is cut off.

Many want to see changes added to ensure humanitarian aid is

not affected, and that this would not

lead to the collapse of the PA.

We're going to keep that aid flowing with one condition.

The secretary of state has to certify

that the Palestinian government is changing their behavior.

If he can't do that, we'll cut that money off.

Graham says he's confident that after revisions

are made to the bill, the Senate will see a vote on it

this year with overwhelming support.

Reporting from Capitol Hill, Abigail Robertson, CBN News.

Thanks, Abigail.

Gordon, this represents a major policy change.

It does and doesn't, all at the same time.

The draft of the bill has an out that if the secretary of state

can certify he's seeing progress with the Palestinian Authority

on the issue, then the funding continues.

But this is something that hasn't come up new.

This has been there for some time.

You go to Ramallah, you can find a square, the center

of the town, and this is the capital

of the Palestinian Authority.

You go to Ramallah, in the center

there is a town square named after the refrigerator bomber.

And here's a guy, his claim to fame

is he packed a refrigerator full of explosives

and then dragged it to Zion Square

in the middle of Jerusalem and blew it

up, and killed innocent people.

Now, if you want to say he's some kind of combatant,

that he's some kind of hero, I'm not

going to go along with that.

But the Palestinian Authority did

and they've done this for decades.

It's nothing new.

And to say that somehow there is a new effort here,

the Senate took it up about a decade ago.

And in that, the same arguments, that if we pull out our funding

the Palestinian Authority will collapse,

it will be chaos there, what about the humanitarian needs

of the people?

But until we address the fundamental problem,

this is violent anti-Semitism at its worst.

They are paying people to kill Jews.

And we need to understand it and name it for what it is.

And it's been going on for decades.

It's not new.

And your tax dollars are going to the families

of these terrorists in order to pay them a monthly fee.

And the terrorists know that before they make the attacks.

They know their families are going to be provided for.

And it's amazing to me the US government

hasn't awakened to this earlier and hasn't put a stop to it

earlier.

And if it means the collapse of the Palestinian Authority,

well, then, so be it.

And if it means a humanitarian crisis, then, so be it.

The basis of this entire crisis is violent anti-Semitism

on the part of the Palestinian Authority.

And again, it's not new.

It goes all the way back to the 1920s,

the various Arab incitements against the Jews,

various massacres against the Jews.

Since the founding of Israel, the Palestinians

have been bent on wiping Israel off the map.

And their goal is not a two-state solution,

their goal is the elimination of Israel.

Now, we all need to understand this history

and we need to understand it and let our elected representatives

know it's time to stop the pay-for-slay program

in the Palestinian Authority.

We should not support terrorism.

And we need to get this history.

Now, I've got something for you that

will get you informed on this.

It's called "In Our Hands--

The Battle for Jerusalem."

And it's the true history of what happened in 1967.

And when you see in today's headlines

there's a terror attack on the Temple Mount,

well, this is the source of it.

You see in the headlines talk about East Jerusalem, the West

Bank--

this is the battle.

This is the war.

That Israel acquired the West Bank, acquired East Jerusalem.

And you see the terrorism that happened

before, you see the ethnic cleansing that happened before,

all under Jordanian rule.

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When you know the history, then you'll

understand today's headlines.

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