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CBN NewsWatch: July 2, 2013

As seen on "Newswatch" July 2: One by one, countries deny NSA leaker asylum; Egyptian army issues Morsi 48-hour ultimatum, and more. Read Transcript


THANKS SO MUCH FOR

JOINING US HERE ON THE CBN

NEWS CHANNEL.

I'M EPHRAIM GRAHAM.

AND I'M CHARLENE ISRAEL.

EDWARD SNOWDEN IS BEGINNING

TO FEEL THE LONG REACH OF

THE U.S. GOVERNMENT.

TODAY MARKS HIS 10th DAY

HIDING OUT IN THE MOSCOW

AIRPORT, AND IT APPEARS HE

HAS NOWHERE TO GO.

ONE BY ONE, COUNTRIES AROUND

THE WORLD ARE HEEDING THE

U.S. WARNING NOT TO GET

INVOLVED.

Reporter: EDWARD

SNOWDEN IS HITTING SOME

HURTLES IN HIS ATTEMPTS TO

SEEK REFUGE OUTSIDE THE

U.S.

HE APPLIED FOR ASYLUM IN

RUSSIA.

ON TUESDAY, HE REPORTEDLY

WITHDREW THAT REQUEST WHEN

HE LEARNED OF VLADIMIR

PUTIN'S TERMS.

SNOWDEN COULD ONLY STAY IN

THE COUNTRY IF HE STOPPED

LEAKING U.S. SECRETS.

THE U.S. AND RUSSIA DON'T

HAVE AN EXTRADITION TREATY,

BUT PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYS

HIGH-LEVEL TALKS CONTINUE.

President Obama:

MR. SNOWDEN, WE UNDERSTAND,

HAS TRAVELLED THERE WITHOUT

A VALID PASSPORT, WITHOUT

LEGAL PAPERS, AND WE ARE

HOPEFUL THAT THE RUSSIAN

GOVERNMENT MAKES DECISIONS

BASED ON THE NORMAL

PROCEDURES REGARDING

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL AND THE

NORMAL INTERACTIONS THAT LAW

ENFORCEMENT HAVE.

Reporter: PUTIN DOESN'T

SEEM TO BE ON THE SAME PAGE,

SAYING HE HAS NO PLANS TO

TURN SNOWDEN OVER TO THE

UNITED STATES.

WikiLEAKS SAYS SNOWDEN'S

REQUESTS FOR ASYLUM FROM

SEVERAL OTHER COUNTRIES HAVE

RECENTLY BEEN DENIED, AND

ECUADOR, HIS ORIGINAL

DESTINATION, IS BEGINNING TO

DISTANT ITSELF, GIVING MIXED

SIGNALS ABOUT WHETHER IT

WILL SHELTER THEM.

IN A STATEMENT ATTRIBUTED TO

SNOWDEN ON THE WikiLEAKS,

HE BLASTED OBAMA, SAYING

"ALTHOUGH I AM CONVICTED OF

NOTHING, THE UNITED STATES

HAS UNILATERALLY REVOKED MY

PASSPORT, LEAVING ME A

STATELESS PERSON WITHOUT ANY

JUDICIAL ORDER.

THE ADMINISTRATION NOW SEEKS

TO STOP ME EXERCISING A

BASIC RIGHT, A RIGHT THAT

BELONGS TO EVERYBODY, THE

RIGHT TO SEEK ASYLUM."

OVER THE WEEKEND, SNOWDEN

LEAKED THAT THE U.S. HAS

BEEN EAVESDROPPING ON

EUROPEAN UNION OFFICES IN

WASHINGTON AND NEW YORK.

PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYS IF HE

WANTS TO KNOW WHAT U.S.

ALLIES ARE DOING, HE WILL

SIMPLY ASK THEM.

BUT EUROPEAN LEADERS ARE NOW

DEMANDING ANSWERS.

PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID ON

MONDAY THE U.S. WOULD

PROVIDE ALLIES WITH

INFORMATION THAT REPORT THAT

THE N.S.A. HAD BUGGED E.U.

OFFICES, BUT HE SUGGESTED

SUCH ACTIVITY BY GOVERNMENTS

WOULD HARDLY BE UNUSUAL.

UN.

> UNUSUAL.

THE FIRE IN ARIZONA

REMINES ZERO% CONTROLLED.

THE 19 MEN DIED SUNDAY AFTER

WHEN A WIND-WHIPPED FALL OF

20-FOOT FLAMES SUDDENLY

TRAPPED THEM.

MOST OF THE MEN WERE STILL

IN THEIR 20s, DEDICATED TO

THEIR FAMILIES AND THEIR

JOBS.

ANDREW ASHCROFT, 29.

WE CELEBRATED THE HERO

THAT HE IS.

HE IS AN ANGEL FOR US NOW.

MY HEART WAS BREAKING.

I JUST CAN'T EVEN IMAGINE

HOW THE FAMILIES AND THE

FRIENDS THAT KNEW THESE

INDIVIDUALS FEEL.

MEANWHILE, INVESTIGATORS

FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY HAVE

ARRIVED IN ARIZONA TO TRY TO

FIGURE OUT WHAT CAUSED THIS

HORRIBLE TRAGEDY.

PRESIDENT OBAMA WRAPPED

UP HIS TRIP TO AFRICA TODAY,

HONORING 11 MINORS KILLED IN

AN ATTACK ON THE U.S.

EMBASSY IN TANZANIA 15 YEARS

AGO.

FORMER PRESIDENT BUSH JOINED

HIM FOR THE CEREMONY.

THE TWO PRESIDENTS LATER MET

AT THE MEMORIAL SITE.

IT WAS A MASTERMIND OF OSAMA

BIN LADEN.

EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT

MOHAMMED MORSI SAYS HE WILL

NOT STEP DOWN DESPITE AN

ULTIMATUM BY THE MILITARY TO

DO SO.

PROTESTORS HAVE STORMED AND

BURNED THE HEADQUARTERS OF

THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD.

AND SOME WORRY THAT A CIVIL

WAR IS POSSIBLE.

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: EGYPTIAN

STATE TV BROADCASTS THE

ARMY'S ULTIMATUM.

IT READ IN PART: IF THE

PEOPLE'S DEMANDS ARE NOT

ACHIEVED BEFORE THE AGREED

PERIOD OF TIME, THEN IT IS

THE DUTY OF THE MILITARY TO

ANNOUNCE A ROADMAP FOR THE

FUTURE.

THE ANTI-MORSI DEMONSTRATORS

WELCOMED THE ARMY'S

ANNOUNCEMENT.

WE ARE VERY HAPPY HERE.

WE ARE VERY HAPPY IN OUR

ARMY.

WE ALWAYS TRUSTED OUR ARMY

WOULD BE WITH US.

WE'RE VERY PROUD.

WE'RE VERY HAPPY.

THE EGYPTIANS NEED THEM.

Reporter: MORSI

SUPPORTERS FEEL THE ARMY IS

POISED TO TAKE OVER.

IT IS CLEAR THAT THE ARMY

IS PLANNING A COUP.

THE ARMY MUST SUPPORT THE

LEGITIMACY OF THE PRESIDENT

AND THE LEGITIMACY OF THE

CONSTITUTION.

Reporter: SINCE SUNDAY,

MILLIONS OF EGYPTIANS HAD

POURED INTO THE STREETS TO

DEMAND MORSI LEAVE OFFICE.

ONE COMMENTATOR CALLED IT

THE BIGGEST MASS

DEMONSTRATION IN HUMAN

HISTORY.

AFTER ONE YEAR IN OFFICE,

THEY SAY MORSI HAS PUT THE

GOALS OF THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD AHEAD OF THE

GOOD OF EGYPT.

SOME SAY THE CURRENT CRISIS

PUTS THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD

AT A CROSSROADS.

THE NEXT STEP FOR THE

BROTHERHOOD IS ONE OF TWO

CHOICES: EITHER TO REVERT TO

VIOLENCE, AND THEN THEY WILL

SUFFER FOR THE NEXT I DON'T

KNOW HOW MANY YEARS FOR THAT

DECISION, OR JUST DECIDE TO

KEEP IT PEACEFUL AND RESPOND

TO THE PEOPLE'S DEMANDS, AND

THEN MAYBE THEY WILL HAVE A

RECONCILIATION BETWEEN ALL

OF US.

Reporter: U.S.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

CALLED FOR RESTRAINT AND

COMPROMISE ON BOTH SIDES.

YET MANY OPPOSITION MEMBERS

ACCUSE THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION OF HELPING

THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD COME

TO POWER.

WHAT THE ARMY WILL DO WHEN

THE 48-HOUR ULTIMATUM

EXPIRES REMAINS TO BE SEEN.

ORGANIZERS OF THE MASS

DEMONSTRATION SAY IF MORSI

DOES NOT STEP DOWN, THEY'LL

INTENSIFY THEIR CAMPAIGN,

INCLUDING CIVIL

DISOBEDIENCE.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

A GAY COUPLE IN FLORIDA

IS THE FIRST TO SEE

IMMIGRATION BENEFITS

APPROVED FOLLOWING THE

SUPREME COURT RULING ON

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

A GRADUATE STUDENT AND HIS

AMERICAN PARTNER WERE

MARRIED IN NEW YORK.

THEIR MARRIAGE IS STILL NOT

RECOGNIZED IN FLORIDA, BUT

FRIDAY U.S. CITIZENSHIP IN

IMMIGRATION SERVICES

NOTIFIED THE MEN THAT THEIR

GREEN CARD PETITION WAS

APPROVED AND COULD

EVENTUALLY LEAD TO

CITIZENSHIP.

IT IS A CASE OF RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM VERSES GAY RIGHTS.

THE TRIAL OF A FLOWER SHOP

OWNER IS NOW UNDER WAY.

SHE OWNERS ARLENE FLOWERS,

AND SHE IS BEING SUED BY THE

STATE ATTORNEY-GENERAL AND A

HOMOSEXUAL COUPLE.

SHE OBJECTED TO PROVIDING

FLOWERS FOR A SAME-SEX

WEDDING BECAUSE OF HER

CHRISTIAN FAITH.

THE STATE ATTORNEY-GENERAL

ARGUED SHE DISCRIMINATED.

HER ATTORNEY ARGUED IT IS

NOT ABOUT DISCRIMINATION,

BUT ABOUT FREEDOM OF

RELIGION.

ON FRIDAY HE ASKED THE JUDGE

TO RECUSE HIMSELF BECAUSE HE

KNOWS ONE OF THE PLAINTIFFS,

BUT THE JUDGE SAID HE WOULD

NOT STEP DOWN.

THE BECKETT FUND FOR

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY SAYS THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION'S MOST

RECENT MODIFICATION OF ITS

BIRTH CONTROL MANDATE IS,

QUOTE,"MORE OF THE SAME."

THE BECKETT FUND REPRESENTS

EIGHT RELIGIOUS EMPLOYERS

AND THEIR CASES AGAINST THE

MANDATE.

MORE THAN 200 PLAINTIFFS

HAVE FILED 61 CHALLENGES TO

THE PORTION OF THE HEALTH

CARE LAW THAT FORCES

EMPLOYERS TO PURCHASE BIRTH

CONTROL COVERAGE FOR THEIR

EMPLOYEES.

AFTER FAITH-BASED GROUPS

OBJECTION, THE BECKETT FUND

SAYS THE PLAN IS UNLIKELY TO

SATISFY THEIR OBJECTIONS AND

THE CASES ARE LIKELY TO HAVE

TO BE RESOLVED IN COURT.

CITIZENS AT A PUBLIC

SCHOOL IN SAN DIEGO WILL

CONTINUE FOLLOWING YOGA.

PARENTS WHO SUED TO SEE THE

YOGA PROGRAM REMOVED FROM

THE SCHOOL SAY IT'S

PROMOTING EASTERN

RELIGIONS.

THE JUDGE WHO RULED IN THE

CASE SAYS THE SCHOOL SYSTEM

REMOVED THE RELIGIOUS AC

ASPECTS FROM THE EXERCISES.

HE SAYS IT IS SIMPLY A

PHYSICAL FITNESS PROGRAM

THAT HELPS TO RELIEVE

STRESS.

BUT THE ATTORNEYS

REPRESENTING THE PARENTS SAY

IT IS PA CLEAR VIOLATION OF

THE SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND

STATE.

2,000 GATHER FOR A FINAL

SERVICE IN THEIR FAMED GLASS

HOUSE.

THE CONGREGATION HAS MOVED

TO ITS NEW LOCATION ABOUT A

MILE AWAY.

FINANCIAL TROUBLES HAVE

FORCED THE CHURCH KNOWN FOR

ITS "HOUR OF POWER" TV PROM

PROGRAM SELL THE CHURCH.

THE INCOMING CATHOLIC

CONGREGATION ALSO HELD ITS

FIRST SERVICE IN THE

BUILDING THIS WEEKEND.

THEY WILL RENAME THE CHURCH

CHRIST CATHEDRAL.

WELL, THIS WEEK MARKS THE

150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE

BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG.

THOUSANDS OF CIVIL WAR

BUFFS HAVE BEEN REENACTING

THE BATTLE COMMEMORATING

THIS PIVOTAL EVENT IN

AMERICAN HISTORY.

KATELYN BURKE REPORTS.

Reporter: FOR THIS

WEEK, GETTYSBURG,

PENNSYLVANIA, HAS REVERTED

BACK TO 1863.

UNION AND CONFEDERATE

SOLDIERS CAN BE FOUND

WALKING THE STREET, AND THE

ECHO OF MUSCAT MUSCOTS CAN

BE HEARD COMING FROM THE

HISTORIC BATTLEFIELD.

I'VE NEVER BEEN TO

ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE.

IT IS MY FIRST REAL

REENACTMENT.

IT WAS FUN SEE AL TO SEE

ALL OF THE CANNONS GO OFF.

Reporter: ON SUNDAY,

THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

HELD ITS COMMEMORATION

CEREMONY.

JUST 100 YARDS FROM THE

ACTUAL SPOT ON THE FIELD

WERE PICKETT'S CHARGE WAS

FOUGHT OFF.

> REENACTMENT,

CELEBRATIONS, AND OTHER

FESTIVITIES WILL CONTINUE

THROUGHOUT THE WEEK IN

GETTYSBURG.

MORE THAN 200,000 VISITORS

ARE EXPECTED TO COME THROUGH

THE AREA OVER THE 10-DAY

ANNIVERSARY PERIOD, ENDING

JULY 7th.

KATELYN BURKE, CBN NEWS.

COMING UP, THEY ARE THE

POOREST OF THE POOR, BUT AN

INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN

MINISTRY IS GIVING THESE

PERGUAN CHILDREN A CHANCE

FOR A BETTER FUTURE.

WELCOME BACK.

A CHRISTIAN GIRL WHO WAS

ACCUSED OF BLASPHEMY FOR

ALLEGEDLY BURNING ISLAM'S

HOLY BOOK IS NOW LIVING

SAFELY IN CANADA.

THE CASE FOCUSED

INTERNATIONAL ATTENTION ON

PAKISTAN'S HARSH BLASPHEMY

LAWS.

SHE LEFT PAKISTAN WITH HER

PARENTS, THREE SISTERS AND A

BROTHER, ON MARCH 14th

BECAUSE OF CONCERNS FOR HER

LIFE.

THE GIRL WAS ARRESTED IN

AUGUST IN ISLAMABAD, AFTER A

MUSLIM CLERIC ACCUSED HER OF

BURNING THE QURAN.

THE CLERK WAS LATER ARRESTED

FOR FAKING EVIDENCE, AND THE

GIRL WAS ACQUITTED.

BRAZIL'S MARCH FOR JESUS

SAW A HUGE TURN OUT IN SAN

PAULO THIS WEEKEND.

CHURCH LEADERS SUGGEST THE

MASSIVE RESPONSE COULD BE

RELATED TO THE PROTESTS THAT

HAVE SHAKEN THE COUNTRY OVER

THE PAST THREE WEEKS.

THE BRAZILIAN MARCH FOR

JESUS GATHERS MORE THAN GAY

PRIDE PARADES.

INDIGENOUS TRIBES ECO-OUT

EEEEK OUT A LIVING.

Reporter: MANY PEOPLE

IN THIS PART OF THE AREA

HAVE LITTLE ACCESS TO

EDUCATION BEFORE 2001.

BRAZIL AND MISSIONARY ALA,

HAS WORKED IN PARAGUAY FOR

40 YEARS.

Translator: IT HURT ME SO

MUCH BECAUSE I USED TO COME

HERE TO THE COMMUNITY

CENTER, AND I NOTICED THE

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE WERE BEING

DISCRIMINATED AGAINST.

I WAS ESPECIALLY SAD THEY

HAD NO ACCESS TO SCHOOL.

THAT'S WHAT PROMPTED THE

ORGANIZATION REACH TO

ESTABLISH A SCHOOL IN

CHECKO, 200 MILES FROM THE

CAPITAL.

TODAY THE SCHOOL TEACHES 180

CHILDREN.

ONE SERIOUS PROBLEM THEY

MUST OVERCOME IS THE LACK OF

WATER.

THE SCHOOL HAS FIVE 16,000

GALLON CANS, BUT THAT IS NOT

NEARLY ENOUGH WHEN MONTHS GO

BY WITHOUT RAIN.

SO THEY FOUND THE BEST

RESOURCE THEY HAVE IS

PRAYER.

WE HAD A PRAYER VIGIL

ONCE WITH ALL OF THE KIDS,

BOTH BORDERS AND DAY

STUDENTS.

WE DID IT WITH THE WHOLE

COMMUNITY.

BY DAY, I DAWN IT WAS

RAINING.

TWO OR THREE TIMES A

YEAR, VOLUNTEER DOCTORS AND

NURSES CONDUCT VISITS.

FOR ONE DAY THIS SCHOOL

BECOMES A HOSPITAL AND

PHARMACY WITH FREE MEDICINE

FOR THE WHOLE COMMUNITY.

ONE OF THE VOLUNTEERS, WHO

WANTS TO BECOME A NURSE, IS

A FORMER REACH SCHOOL

STUDENT HERSELF.

Translator: THE ONLY

THING I CAN SAY IS DON'T

LOSE FAITH, AND GOD WILL

GIVE YOU WHAT YOU WISH FOR.

GOD ANSWERS PRAYER.

I ONLY ASKED HIM TO GIVE ME

A JOB.

AND HE DIDN'T JUST GIVE ME A

JOB, BUT ALSO THE

OPPORTUNITY TO STUDY.

HE GAVE ME MORE THAN WHAT I

ASKED FOR.

THE CHILDREN WHO COME TO

THIS SCHOOL OFTEN COME FROM

DYSFUNCTIONAL HOMES AND ARE

VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC

VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ABUSE,

MALNUTRITION, AND LACK OF

AFFECTION.

IN THEIR COMMUNITY, THE

HIGHEST AMBITION FOR GIRLS

IS TO BECOME PREGNANT AT 14

AND LIVE WITH CONCUBINES.

BUT A REACH, THEY STUDY THE

WORD OF GOD, WHICH IS NOT

ONLY TRANSFORMING THE

CHILDREN, BUT ALSO THEIR

PARENTS.

CHANGE HAPPENS SLOWLY,

BUT EVERY YEAR WE SEE HOW

CHILDREN MATURE.

THEY'RE REPEATING THE SAME

THINGS.

GIRLS SAY THINGS LIKE, NO,

I'M NOT GOING TO JUST LIVE

WITH A MAN.

I'M GOING TO STUDY, FINISH

COLLEGE, HAVE A CAREER, AND

THEN I'LL GET MARRIED.

THEY ALREADY HAVE THEIR

MINDS SET ON SOMETHING.

THEY HAVE GOALS FOR THEIR

LIVES.

IT TAKES ABOUT $15,000 A

MONTH TO MAINTAIN THE REACH

SCHOOL, INCLUDING THE COST

OF FOOD, EDUCATION, AND

LIVING EXPENSES.

UNTIL THREE YEARS AGO, ALL

OF THOSE COSTS WERE COVERED

BY THE REACH OFFICE IN

SPAIN.

BUT BECAUSE OF THE EUROPEAN

ECONOMIC CRISIS, THEY NOW

ONLY SEND $3,000 TO $5,000 A

MONTH.

THE SCHOOL WOULD HAVE TO

CLOSE ITS DOORS IF IT

DOESN'T RECEIVE MORE

FINANCIAL SUPPORT.

EDUCATION IS THE MOST

IMPORTANT THING FOR OUR

COUNTRY TO IMPROVE,

ESPECIALLY IF THE CHILDREN

LEARN ABOUT GOD.

SO WHAT I SAY TO OTHERS IS

BECOME CHILD SPONSORS, TO

GIVE THESE CHILDREN A CHANCE

TO GO AND HAVE A FUTURE.

CBN NEWS.

*

UP NEXT, A CONVERSATION

WITH JERUSALEM MAYOR NIR

BACOT.

ONE OF THE RISKS DIVIDING

JERUSALEM, THE POWER OF

PRAYER FOR THE HOLY CITY,

AND WHY HE LOVES HIS JOB.

SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN

KERRY IS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

TRYING TO RESTART MIDDLE

EAST PEACE TALKS BETWEEN THE

PALESTINIANS AND THE

ISRAELIS.

A MAJOR STICKING POINT IN

ANY NEGOTIATION IS THE

STATUS OF JERUSALEM.

CBN'S SCOTT ROSS RECENTLY

SPOKE WITH JERUSALEM MAYOR

NIR BARKAT ABOUT THE FUTURE

OF THE HOLY CITY, AND THE

DIFFICULTIES OF GOVERNING

THE MOST CONTESTED CITY IN

THE WORLD.

Reporter: THIS MAY SEEM

LIKE A SILLY QUESTION: WHY

DO YOU WANT THIS JOB?

BECAUSE THIS IS ONE OF THE

MOST CONTENTIOUS CITIES IN

THE ENTIRE WORLD.

YOU HAVE ALL OF THESE ISSUES

SURROUNDING YOU, AND YOU

WANT THE JOB.

WELL, SOMEBODY HAS GOT TO

DO IT, YOU KNOW?

Reporter: RIGHT.

I THINK THAT JERUSALEM

HAS HUGE POTENTIAL.

AND WHEN I -- AS A

PHILANTHROPIST AND A

BUSINESS ENTREPRENEUR, WHEN

I VIEWED SOME OF THE TRENDS

IN THE CITY, I REALIZED THE

CITY IS EXPLORING ITS FULL

POTENTIAL.

SO I RETIRED.

AND I WORKED FOR A SHEKEL

YEAR.

AND I LOVE THE CITY.

FOR ME IT IS A LIFE

MISSION.

AND I FEEL THAT I'M ON A

VERY IMPORTANT MISSION TO

DEVELOP AND CREATE AND BRING

JERUSALEM TO ITS POTENTIAL,

FOR RESIDENTS, FOR TOURISTS,

FOR ENTREPRENEURS AND

BUSINESS PEOPLE.

Reporter:

Reporter: MORE THAN

JUST A RELIGIOUS CITY?

THE SPIRITUALISM OF

JERUSALEM IS THE KEY TO ITS

UNIQUENESS.

Reporter: RIGHT.

AND ALSO THE FACT THAT SO

MANY PEOPLE CARE ABOUT THE

CITY.

IT IS UNIQUE IN MANY, MANY

WAYS.

THERE IS NOTHING ELSE LIKE

JERUSALEM.

ON TOP OF THAT, YOU WANT TO

EXPAND THE EXPERIENCE.

YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT

THE RESIDENTS AND THE

VISITORS ALSO ENJOY

JERUSALEM AND MAKE IT MORE

ATTRACTIVE FROM YEAR TO

YEAR.

Reporter: YESTERDAY WAS

DAMASCUS DAY, AND THERE WAS

A LOT OF VERBAL CONTENTION

OVER THE DIVIDING OF THE

CITY, PRE-67, AND THE CITY

IS BACK WHOLE, AND DO YOU

WANT IT TO BE DIVIDED AGAIN

BECAUSE OF A LOT OF TALK?

TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE

D.N.A. OF JERUSALEM, I'LL

TAKE YOU BACK.

WHEN THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL

CAME TO THE LAND OF ISRAEL,

THE LAND WAS DIVIDED TO THE

DIFFERENT 12 TRIBES.

EACH TRIBE HAD THEIR LAND.

WE HAD THE HOLY TEMPLE.

AND JERUSALEM WAS NOT

DIVIDED TO TRIBES.

JERUSALEM WAS THE ONLY PLACE

THAT WAS NOT BELONGING TO A

SPECIFIC TRIBE.

AND JEWS AND NON-JEWS ALIKE,

WHEN THEY ENTERED THE GATES

OF JERUSALEM, THEY ALL FELT

THE FEELING OF BELONGING,

RESPECT.

THE CITY HAS A ROLE TO

PLAY.

IT IS THE CENTER OF THE

WORLD FOR ALL OF THE

RELIGIOUS PEOPLE.

AND WE HAVE TO MAINTAIN IT

LIKE THAT.

IT CANNOT BE DIVIDED.

IT WILL NEVER FUNCTION AS A

DIVIDED CITY.

IT HAS TO BE ONE PHYSICAL

CITY, ENABLING ALL TO

WORSHIP THEIR FAITH THEIR

WAY, TO RESPECT EACH OTHER,

AND THERE IS ROOM FOR UL.

Reporter: CAN YOU

CONVINCE PALESTINIANS OF

THAT?

THE PALESTINIAN RESIDENTS

THAT LIVE IN JERUSALEM

UNDERSTAND THAT.

ALSO A VENTURE CAPITALIST --

IT WILL NEVER WORK.

UNFORTUNATELY, JERUSALEM DID

NOT FUNCTION FOR 2,000

YEARS, WHEN IT MOVED FROM

CONQUERRER TO CONQUERER.

LOOK AT JERUSALEM, THANK

GOD, THE ECONOMY IS GOING UP

VERY NICELY.

WE'RE GROWING FAST, AND THE

JOB NUMBERS -- THE NUMBER OF

JOBS CREATED EVERY YEAR HAS

DOUBLED IN THE LAST YEAR,

AND THEN IT TRIPLED.

FROM 5,000 TO 10,000, TO

17,000 LAST YEAR.

CRIME RATES HAVE

DRAMATICALLY GONE DOWN.

WE'RE 10% OF AN AVERAGE

AMERICAN CITY, IN MURDERS

PER CAPITA.

YOU SEE THAT THE DYNAMICS IN

THE CITY ARE VERY, VERY

POSITIVE.

LOOK AROUND US, IN THE

MIDDLE EAST.

CITIES THAT ARE ENEMIES OF

ISRAEL THAT WANT TO DESTROY

US ARE FALLING APART.

THE ONES THAT COOPERATE WITH

US, THE ISRAELI ARABS, THE

MORE COOPERATION, THE BETTER

EVERYONE DOES.

Reporter: ONE FINAL

QUESTION: THERE ARE PEOPLE

PRAYING FOR THE PEACE OF

JERUSALEM ALL OVER THE

WORLD.

DOES IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

IT MAKES A BIG

DIFFERENCE.

PEOPLE THAT CARE ABOUT THE

CITY, THAT WANT THE SUCCESS,

HELP.

AND THAT'S THE MAJORITY OF

THE PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD

THAT UNDERSTAND THAT D.N.A.

THEY UNDERSTAND THAT WE,

JERUSALEM AND THE GOVERNMENT

OF ISRAEL, RESPECT THEM

WHEREVER THEY ARE.

WE WILL BE HAPPY TO HOST YOU

IN JERUSALEM PEACEFULLY, SO

YOU CAN SEE AND PRACTICE

YOUR OWN FAITH YOU'RE WAY.

LIKE THE E EVANGELICALS,

AND THE CHRISTIANS, COME TO

JERUSALEM.

YOU ARE WELCOME.

PRAY FOR THE UNITY OF THE

CITY AND THE OPENNESS OF THE

CITY.

SAME WITH THE MUSLIMS.

AND THE SAME WITH, OF

COURSE, JEWS.

WHEN YOU CARE AND YOU WANT

TO COME PEACEFULLY TO ENJOY

JERUSALEM, YOU WILL DO THAT

AND ENJOY THAT.

Reporter: MAY GOD BE

WITH YOU, SIR.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

FINALLY TODAY, NBC

ANNOUNCES IT WILL AIR A

SEQUEL TO THE ORIGINAL HIT

"THE BIBLE."

IT HAD HUGE RATINGS,

ATTRACTING 10 MILLION

VIEWERS PER EPISODE, AND

MORE THAN 11 MILLION ON

EASTER SUNDAY.

AND IT WAS THE NUMBER ONE

NEW CABLE SERIES OF 2013.

THE WORKING TITLE FOR THE

SEQUEL IS "A.D., BEYOND THE

BIBLE."

IT WILL BEGIN AFTER THE DAYS

OF JESUS' BETRAYAL AND

DEATH.

"WHAT HAPPENED IN THE

AFTERMATH, WHICH IS

ESSENTIALLY THE BEGINNING OF

CHRISTIANITY, IS UTTERLY

FASCINATING."

CASTING AND AIR DATES HAVE

YET TO BE ANNOUNCED.

I REMEMBER WHEN IT AIRED,

TWITTER WAS ON FIRE.

PEOPLE WERE QUOTING THE

BIBLE.

IT SENT YOU BACK TO THE

BIBLE --

FOLLOWING IT LINE UPON

LINE.

I LOOK FORWARD TO THIS,

DEFINITELY.

THAT WILL IT FOR NOW ON THE

CBN NEWS CHANNEL.

YOU CAN FIND MORE ON

CBNNEWS.COM.

HOPE YOU JOIN US AGAIN

HERE NEXT TIME.

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY,

EVERYBODY.

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