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- [Announcer] This is CBN Newswatch.

- And thank you so muchfor joining us for this

first edition of CBN Newswatch.

I'm Efrem Graham.

Ahead today, the AnnualMarch for Life in Washington

as pro-lifers considertheir strategies to win more

victories in the ongoingbattle against abortion.

And is the World Councilof Churches involved in

a program that turns young people

into advocates against Israel?

Plus, Vice President, MikePence responds to criticism

about his wife teachingin a Christian school.

All those stories and more ahead today

on this edition of CBN Newswatch.

We want to begin with the46th Annual March for Life

today in Washington heldaround the anniversary

of the 1973 Roe versusWade Supreme Court decision

legalizing abortion nationwide.

As Paul Strand now reportsthe pro-lifers are working

to win hearts and mindsin the ongoing battle

over abortion in America.

- Here on the NationalMall, 10s of thousands

of participants will begintheir mile and a half trek

past the Capitol to theSupreme Court as part

of the March for Life.

This year they see bothvictories and challenges

for their cause.

- It's a tough battleto win hearts and minds

so that abortion becomesunthinkable in our culture.

- [Paul] March for LifePresident, Jeanne Mancini

says the new Democrat majority

in the House of Representativesmakes her job harder.

- With the House leadership,in terms of committees

and what have you, thatside of the Congress

is the most pro-abortionCongress that we've ever had.

So I think, sadly, we'regonna have to fight

to keep the status quo.

- [Paul] On the positiveside, abortion clinics

have dropped from their 1991 high of 2,176

to just 697 clinics now,an almost 80% decrease.

And the yearly rate of theunborn killed in America,

has gone from more than amillion in the late 1990s

to less than 800,000 these last few years.

- The number of abortionsis down every year,

which speaks volumes.

The number of abortionclinics is down under 700

for the first time ever, sincelike a year or two after Roe.

The number of pregnancycare centers is the highest

that it's ever been.

- As the nation honors thelife of Civil Rights icon,

Martin Luther King, Jr.this coming weekend,

the point's being made howearly abortion activists

targeted the black population.

Reverend Dean Nelson quotes

Planned ParenthoodFounder, Margaret Sanger.

- We don't want wordto get out that we want

to exterminate the Negro population.

- [Paul] Sadly, that strategy has proven

to be devastatingly effective.

- African American makeup 12 to 13% of the women

population in America,however over 33% of abortions

are performed on African American women.

- [Paul] And in a placelike New York city.

- There are more abortionson black children

than black children being born alive.

- Let's keep in mind thatwe've lost 60 million

Americans to abortion.

This is our 46th Annual March for Life.

These bad laws are still on the books.

And that almost every year,or every year that we lose

almost 800,000 people to abortion.

- [Paul] So what can peopledo who want to battle

for the unborn?

- Pray, we're in a spiritual battle here.

Vote, vote pro-life.

Your vote matters.

Get out there, come to the March for Life.

Go to your local March for Life.

Bear witness to the truth of life.

And do things like host ababy shower for your local

pregnancy care center.

- As with each year,the March will end here

at the Supreme Court, the same place

the battle began in 1973.

Participants vow to keep making the trek

until the abortion fight is won.

Paul Strand, CBN News,reporting from the Supreme Court

and National Mall.

- The liberal Women's Marchwill follow the March for Life

this weekend on the groundsof the nation's Capitol.

It's getting lots of attention this year

for concern over anti-Semitism,including leaders

associating with anti-Semiteslike Louis Farrakhan.

I spoke with Tiana Lowewith the Washington Examiner

about the March and concernfor the direction it's heading.

Tiana, tell us about theclaims of anti-Semitism

among the leadership of the Women's March.

- There is this extremelydamning Tablet Report

that came out last month that alleged that

member Tamika Mallorywho's the co-president

of the Women's March, inone of the initial meetings

establishing theorganization had insinuated

this conspiracy that Jewsare to blame for anti-black

oppression and thenthere's been the continued

association with RasmeaOdeh, a convicted terrorist

who's killed Jews.

And most notably, Linda Sarsour,

Tamika Mallory, CarmenPerez's devotion to Louie

Farrakhan, who has equatedJews with termites.

- Tell us about what happened on the View

with the Women's Marchco-president, Tamika Mallory.

- It took none other thana daytime talk show host

in Meghan McCain toquestion Tamika Mallory,

hold her feet to thefire, and not just say

do you think that Farrakhan is wrong,

but do you condemn what he has to say?

And Tamika Mallory, it was astonishing,

she continually fell back on,I do not agree with everything

he says, however I won't condemn it.

And then attempted touse identity politics

to spin away herresponsibility for associating

with a man who has used extremely violent

and hateful, openly anti-Semitic language

to describe Jews.

- Is there a disconnect withthe leaders of the March

and what other women in thecountry want or believe?

- Certainly.

I think that the Women'sMarch is not inherently

a terrible concept.

Female empowerment mattersin a country where women

still have to make strides.

But most women don't wantto be sliced and diced

into intersectional catastrophewhere they have to alienate

pro-life women, where theyhave to alienate Christian

women, where they haveto alienate Jewish women.

And you're all in this intensehierarchy of oppression,

where you have more pointsif you're more LGBTQ

or if you're more of woman of color.

This is not what women want.

Women want to uplift eachother, not tear each other down.

- Now, you've also writtenthat some of the March

leaders have ties to terrorists?

- Yes, so Angela Davis will be speaking

at the Women's March.

She is a convicted terrorist.

She was formerly on the FBI's Most Wanted.

And Rasmea Odeh was someonewho they were fighting for.

The hashtag was Justice for Rasmea.

And she again, convicted,found guilty of killing

two Jews in Israel.

- How is this playing outin today's political arena?

- I think for a while,those on the left thought

that they could coast byon continuing to associate

with the Women's Marchbecause they were seen

as intersectional, feminist heroes.

They hated the President,they were hateful towards

all the right people, thealienated pro-life Christians.

But I think that nowthat people are seeing

that intersectionalityalways devours its own

because you cannot claimthe mantle of oppression

without blaming someone else.

- Tiana Lowe, with theWashington Examiner.

Thank you for your time.

Here now are a few of theother stories we're following

for you today inside the CBN Newsroom.

President Trump is beingaccused of telling his longtime

attorney, Michael Cohen,to lie to Congress

about when negotiations for aTrump Tower in Russia ended.

BuzzFeed News is reportingfederal officials worked

on the deal much longerthan Trump claimed.

President Trump's attorney, Rudy Guiliani

dismissed Cohen's credibility.

A massive swarm oflocusts and cockroaches,

an estimated 38,000, descendedon Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

Sanitation crews weredeployed in an attempt

to tackle the plague.

The Great Mosque in Meccais the second largest

in the world.

A rare lunar eclipse,called Super Blood Wolf Moon

will happen Sunday nightat about 9:36 Eastern

and will last about fourhours according to NASA.

You can go to CBNNews.comfor the full story

and learn how it got its name.

And also you can find morenews that matters to you.

That's at CBNNews.com.

The Second Lady of theUnited States is returning

to the classroom to teach Art.

News that Karen Pence wouldreturn to an elementary school

in Northern Virginiawas met with criticism.

Teachers at ImmanuelChristian School must sign

a statement that marriageis the uniting of one man

and one woman.

Those anti-LGBTQ views stoleheadlines and an CNN oped

charged the Pences withastonishing moral hypocrisy.

In an interview with theEternal World Television Network

Pence took the media to task.

- My wife and I havebeen in the public eye

for quite a while.

We're used to the criticism.

But I have to tell you, tosee major news organizations

attacking Christian educationis deeply offensive to us.

This criticism of Christian education

in America should stop.

(swoosh)

- [Efrem] Coming up,a new report that says

the World Council ofChurches is behind a program

that turns young people intoadvocates against Israel.

And another story saysPresident Trump's peace plan

would divide Jerusalem betweenIsrael and the Palestinians.

We're gonna take a lookat both of these issues

when we come back.

Stay with us.

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- We're going to talk aboutsome of the incredible

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- [Announcer] In PatRobertson's newest teaching

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- Hello, I'm Terry Meeuwsen.

Did you know that there aremore than 148 million orphans

in the world today, 148 million?

But it was three littlegirls that taught me

about the plight of orphans.

My husband and I spentnearly a month immersed

in the daily activitiesof a Ukrainian orphanage

as we waited to adopt three sisters.

I saw firsthand the utterloneliness, the pain

of rejection and theoverwhelming desire to be loved.

That experience changed me forever.

And out of it grew aministry from my heart

called Orphan's Promise.

Today we're helping orphansand vulnerable children

in more than 50 countries worldwide.

Thousands of childrenare now in safe homes.

They're being educated andthey're learning life skills.

I'm asking you to joinwith me and become family

to these children.

Will you call the numberon your screen right now?

Because every child deservesa chance to be happy.

- The World Council ofchurches calls itself

broad and inclusive witha goal of Christian unity.

A new report also claims the organization

is behind a program to trainyoung people in the West Bank

as observers and then send them home

as anti-Israel advocates.

CBN Middle East Correspondent, Julie Stahl

brings us that story now from Jerusalem.

- [Julie] This effort is calledthe Ecumenical Accompaniment

Program in Palestine and Israel, or EAPPI.

The World Council of Churchesstarted the program in 2002.

Since then, it's sentsome 1,800 volunteers

to the West Bank to witness what it calls

life under occupation.

These volunteers then headhome to tell churches,

congregations and others about it.

Those presentations oftentake a very negative

and even anti-Semitic tone.

- The WCC denounces anti-Semitismas a sin against God

and spokesperson, PeterProve tells CBN News

that the program isall about human rights.

- [Peter] The ultimatepurposes of the program

are to address human rights violations,

impacts upon human dignity and to promote

from a positive side, ajust peace for both peoples.

- [Julie] A report bythe NGO Monitor however,

paints a different picture of these

so-called training camps.

- That is the main toolfor training anti-Israel

activists within churchorganizations and churches

around the world.

And it's also the main tool for inserting

anti-Israel and anti-Zionistpropaganda and rhetoric

into those same churches.

- [Julie] According toProve, the volunteers

take part in every day lifewith with Palestinians.

- [Peter] They're there toprovide a protective presence.

Secondly they're there toobserve, monitor and report

on events that they observe.

- [Julie] Yona Schiffmillersaid NGO Monitor

found there's more to the story.

- In fact what EAPPI isreally doing is coming here

gaining credibility forthemselves to go back to their

home churches and to spreadanti-Israel diatribes.

- [Julie] Yosef Daher isCoordinator of the Jerusalem

Center that hosts the volunteers.

He explains how they view Jesus' command

to love your enemies.

- [Julie] Resistanceusually refers to terrorism.

But Daher said as Christiansthey only promote boycott,

divestment and sanctions movement or BDS.

In a response to thereport, the WCC said it only

promotes boycotting goodsfrom Israeli settlements.

That's not Daher's view.

- [Julie] The WCC recognizesIsrael's right to exist

according to internationallaw, but doesn't

connect it to the Bible.

Dr. Robert Smith works with the volunteers

and explained it earlier.

- The biblical narrative of Israel

has almost nothing to dowith contemporary Israel

other than the intentionalmanipulation of sacred texts

to justify a political project.

The global Kairos Movementdeclared that any Christian

theology that supports Zionism is heresy.

- [Julie] David Parsons is Vice President

of the InternationalChristian Embassy Jerusalem.

He described the 2009 Cairo's

Palestine Declaration as misguided.

- For someone to brandChristian Zionism heresy

this is troubling groundbecause Jesus himself

affirmed the restorationof Israel in Matthew 19.

The Apostle Peter doesit in Acts chapter three

and Paul does it in Romans chapter 11.

So these were all affirminga belief in biblical Zionism,

the belief that the Jewswould be restored to the land.

So are you callingJesus himself a heretic?

- [Julie] Funding for thevolunteer training program

comes from the World Council of Churches

as well as European governments.

NGO Monitor would like those countries

to re-evaluate that supportand the WCC to recognize

Israel's right to exist as a Jewish State.

Julie Stahl, CBN News, Jerusalem.

- Our CBN News Middle EastBureau Chief is joining

us live now from Jerusalem.

So Chris, what does thisstory say about the views

of a new generation ofyouths about Israel?

- Well, Efrem, I think thatright now that many of these

Millennials are in the balance,whether or not they support

Israel or not.

They're indifferent sometimes.

In fact there was asurvey not too long ago

by LifeWay Research thatsaid about 77% of older

evangelicals supportIsrael pretty unreservedly

but only 58% of younger Millennials.

So really, I think theWorld Council of Churches

through this program is really

targeting younger Millennials.

These volunteers come over here,

they get a firsthand report.

The come back with some credibility but

I think many people feelthey're only getting one side

of the story when they go back from here.

- Unfortunate.

There was a story aboutwhat's in the peace plan

for President Trump's Administration.

What does the report say andwhat does the White House say?

- Yeah, Efrem, that cameout earlier this week.

And the report says thepeace plan by the Trump

Administration that manypeople are highly anticipating,

perhaps sometime later this spring,

is that 85 to 96% of theWest Bank, biblical Judean

Samaria, would be handedover to the Palestinians.

That there'd be some settlementswould remain in Israel

but other settlements wouldgo to the Palestinians.

And more seriously, forevangelicals is that

the Eastern part of Jerusalem would become

the capital of the Palestinians.

Right behind me you can seethe walls of the old city.

That would mean that thatpart would be the capital

a future Palestinian State.

I think that's, the WhiteHouse dismisses the story.

They say there's no truth to that.

But we'll see what happenswhen that plan comes out,

presumably in a few months.

- Alright Chris, what doyou have for us this evening

on Jerusalem Dateline?

- Well on Jerusalem Datelinewe have a lot of stories.

We have a recap and a reviewof all the stories happening

in Northeast Syrian.

That's a very important developmenthere in the Middle East.

I think one of the major things is we have

an interview with thehead of what's called

the Good Neighbor Policy.

This is a LieutenantColonel who for many years

was able to really helpmany of the Syrians caught

in the crossfire of the Syrian Civil War.

We have an extended interview with him.

We also have a preview of adocumentary by Nancy Spielberg,

the sister of Steven Spielbergabout a new documentary

about the Jews, the heroicJews during the Warsaw Ghetto

and World War II.

We'll have that and much more

on this week's Jerusalem Dateline.

- Alright, CBN NewsMiddle East Bureau Chief,

Chris Mitchell, thank youso much for joining us.

And want to remind you, youcan see Jerusalem Dateline

tonight at 9:30 Easternon the CBN News Channel.

(swoosh)

Still ahead, what's next for Brexit?

We're gonna take a lookat the battle in Britain

over leaving the EuropeanUnion when we come back.

(tense music)

- [Announcer] CBN presentsThe I Wills of God,

your path to overcoming fear and anxiety.

- We're going to talk aboutsome of the incredible

promises God has made to his children.

- [Announcer] In PatRobertson's newest teaching

you'll discover the I Wills of God.

And see amazing stories ofGod's promises in action.

- What I felt was loved and treasured.

- God spared my life twice in three days.

- The Good Lord hadgiven me a second chance.

- [Announcer] Break freefrom stress and despair.

- [Pat] The Lord doesn'twant you to live in fear,

but to know the rewardsgiven to those who love God.

- [Announcer] Call1-800-700-7000 or visit CBN.com.

The I Wills of God, your path

to overcoming fear and anxiety.

- Hello, I'm Terry Meeuwsen.

Did you know that there aremore than 148 million orphans

in the world today, 148 million?

But it was three littlegirls that taught me

about the plight of orphans.

My husband and I spentnearly a month immersed

in the daily activitiesof a Ukrainian orphanage

as we waited to adopt three sisters.

I saw firsthand the utterloneliness, the pain

of rejection and theoverwhelming desire to be loved.

That experience changed me forever.

And out of it grew aministry from my heart

called Orphan's Promise.

Today we're helping orphansand vulnerable children

in more than 50 countries worldwide.

Thousands of childrenare now in safe homes.

They're being educated andthey're learning life skills.

I'm asking you to joinwith me and become family

to these children.

Will you call the numberon your screen right now?

Because every child deservesa chance to be happy.

- Welcome back.

The British government remainsdeadlocked over Brexit,

the vote by the British peopleto leave the European Union.

Prime Minister Teresa Maysurvived a no confidence vote

this week even though herBrexit deal with the EU

was rejected by a hugemargin in Parliament,

May says she is still committed to leaving

with or without a deal.

Britain's Labor Party doesnot want to leave the UE

without an agreement.

- We decided to leave.

People voted to leave, theydidn't vote for an agreement,

they voted to leave andthe law has us leaving

on the 29th of Marchwith our without a deal.

And MPs now come on andsay, oh nobody in Parliament

wants no deal.

Well they shouldn't havevoted for the Article 50 Act

and the Withdrawal Act.

And I think a second referendumwould be contemptuous

of the electorate.

- One of Britain's leadingHedge Fund managers warned

there could be revolutionif Britain doesn't

leave the EU as scheduled.

Our European CorrespondentDale Hurd is here now

to sort this all out.

So for many Americans Brexitseems really confusing.

Can you break it down?

- So in 2016, the British votedto leave the European Union.

Then Teresa May negotiated a terrible deal

by most accounts, with the European Union.

You don't want this womannegotiating for you.

She basically gave away the store,

and tied Britain to theEuropean Union after

it left the European Union.

So this was crushed inParliament by a historic vote,

partly because most inParliament don't want to leave

and partly because it was a terrible deal.

And so that triggered a noconfidence vote against her

which she survived, which surprised me.

And so here we arebarreling towards March 29th

without a deal.

- What's the issue in termsof whether Britain leaves

the EU with a deal or not.

- They're scaremongeringabout, like Britain's

gonna get launched intoouter space if it leaves

the European Union without a deal.

I thought a deal was a scam.

They were gonna pay theEuropean Union $39 billion

for the privilege ofleaving and stuff like that.

Look, Britain isn't Yemen.

It's one of the financialcapitals of the world

and Europe needs Britain as much or more

than Britain needs Europe.

And so if it leaves withouta deal, there's fear

that they're gonna have bordertroubles and trade troubles.

There will be some bumpsbut I think Britain

is gonna be fine.

- Real quick, so do youthink Britain leaves

the EU by the end of March?

- I do but I don't thinkmy opinion matters.

I think Parliament isgonna try to stop it.

- Alright, Dale Hurd,European Correspondent,

thank you so much.

Coming up, a new but veryuntraditional superhero movie

is out today, called Glass.

We're gonna have a familyfriendly look at this film

right after this.

(tense music)

- [Announcer] CBN presentsThe I Wills of God,

your path to overcoming fear and anxiety.

- We're going to talk aboutsome of the incredible

promises God has made to his children.

- [Announcer] In PatRobertson's newest teaching

you'll discover the I Wills of God.

And see amazing stories ofGod's promises in action.

- What I felt was loved and treasured.

- God spared my life twice in three days.

- The Good Lord hadgiven me a second chance.

- [Announcer] Break freefrom stress and despair.

- [Pat] The Lord doesn'twant you to live in fear,

but to know the rewardsgiven to those who love God.

- [Announcer] Call1-800-700-7000 or visit CBN.com.

The I Wills of God, your path

to overcoming fear and anxiety.

- Hello, I'm Terry Meeuwsen.

Did you know that there aremore than 148 million orphans

in the world today, 148 million?

But it was three littlegirls that taught me

about the plight of orphans.

My husband and I spentnearly a month immersed

in the daily activitiesof a Ukrainian orphanage

as we waited to adopt three sisters.

I saw firsthand the utterloneliness, the pain

of rejection and theoverwhelming desire to be loved.

That experience changed me forever.

And out of it grew aministry from my heart

called Orphan's Promise.

Today we're helping orphansand vulnerable children

in more than 50 countries worldwide.

Thousands of childrenare now in safe homes.

They're being educated andthey're learning life skills.

I'm asking you to joinwith me and become family

to these children.

Will you call the numberon your screen right now?

Because every child deservesa chance to be happy.

- A new superhero moviehits theaters today

but it's not a traditional superhero film.

It's called Glass, directedby M. Night Shyamalan

and it is a third in atrilogy following his previous

movies Unbreakable and Split.

Here's a family friendly look at the movie

from Focus on the Family.

(electronic music)

- It's amazing to meet you.

- [Cheryl] In the movieGlass, psychologist

Dr. Ellie Staple has tasked herself

with a difficult challenge,

to reach three very disturbed individuals

and guide them back to health.

Each of these men havesomehow convinced themselves

that they have specialabilities and superpowers.

(thunder)

She's gathered together amultiple personality laden

killer named Kevin Crumb.

- I'm Mary Reynolds.

- [Cheryl] A super-attune,an indestructible vigilante

named David Dunn and massmurdering mastermind,

Elijah Glass who'sconvinced that comic books

have chronicled the existenceof powered up people

like them for decades.

Dr. Staple used logic to unraveland refute what she calls

their comic fueled delusions of grandeur.

- So you're not gonna shakemy hand and let me walk

out of here?

(laughing)

- Good for you.

- [Cheryl] So Mr. Glassdecides that there's only

one thing to do.

He must devise a planthat stokes the villains

to full rage and send the heroto save thousands of lives.

And in doing so, he'll let the world see

what superpower really looks like.

This M. Night Shyamalan movie is actually

the concluding pic in atrilogy of films that spanned

the last 19 years.

- They are contained.

(siren blaring)

- [Cheryl] It thoughtfullywrestles with themes

of belief and self-actualizationas it deconstructs

our cultural fascination with superheroes.

But the movie can also be a bit confusing

for non-fans of the past pics.

And there's also profanityand deadly violence

to be aware of here.

So I'll give Glass a 2 and a half out of 5

for family friendliness.

For more on this filmor anything else at your

local box office, visitus at pluggedin.com,

plugging you into the movies.

I'm Cheryl Wilhelmi forFocus on the Family's

Plugged In movie review.

- Time now for your Friday Faithful.

And today I leave you with this thought.

There is a difference between God's reveal

and God's release.

If he's revealed a visionfor your life, be patient.

The release is coming.

You can see this unfoldmany times in scripture.

Think of the vision as a movie preview.

You must now wait for the actual release.

Well, that is gonna do it for this edition

of CBN Newswatch.

Thank you so much forjoining us and remember

you can find more onthe issues you care most

about at CBNNews.com.

You can also watch CBN Newsprogramming at CBN News Channel.

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Have a fabulous Fridayand a wonderful weekend.

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