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and the drug trade over the last fifty years has been the criminal mind or if you join us on say no evil person just wakes up in the morning and says i want to scour the world in darkness this is a dialogue and that could be what leading to some of the confusion on line about people saying they don't actually know what's going on join the colobus conversation at this time on al-jazeera. donald trump threatens to cut off u.s. aid to the palestinians and says jerusalem is no longer up for negotiation.
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alarm sam is a guy and this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up after days of unrest tens of thousands of iranians rally in support of the government. north korea tested hard line with south korea head of talks designed to ease tensions on the peninsula. what's believed to be michelangelo's first painting now on display in new york. now the u.s. president is threatening to cut aid to the palestinian authority in a tweet donald trump asked why the u.s. should pay palestinians there were don't want to talk peace or show respect to the u.s. he also tweeted he'd taken jerusalem off the negotiating table trump angered palestinians last month by recognizing jerusalem as israel's capital now his latest tweet
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contrasts with one last month in which he said he had not taken a position on final status issues how the stimulus insist occupied east jerusalem should be the capital of their future state. and in a series of tweets the palestine liberation organization has responded to trump's threat saying the palestinian people will not be blackmailed and that trump has sabotage the peace process blaming the palestinians for the consequences of his own irresponsible actions. june has more from ramallah. reaction to the tweets from u.s. president donald trump and the remarks from u.s. ambassador to the u.n. nikki haley from palestinian officials has been swift the p.l.o. executive committee member when i should always says palestinian rights are not for sale by recognizing occupy jerusalem as israel's capital donald trump has not only violated international law but he has also single handedly destroyed the very foundations of peace and condoned israel's illegal annexation of the city we will
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not be blackmailed president trump has sabotaged our search for peace freedom and justice now he dares to blame the palestinians for the consequences of his own irresponsible actions so as you can see certainly those remarks from bassett or haley in the tweets from president trump every inflamed the situation here when it was already tense now we also spoke to a spokesman for that's the u.n. agency for aid and relief for palestinian refugees in reaction to the remarks from u.s. ambassador nikki haley that the u.s. may cut their funding to he says he has not been informed by the u.s. administration of any changes in u.s. funding to the agency now while the u.s. has in the past threatened to cut funding for the palestinian authority and while funding has been increased these past several years it is being taken much more seriously here the idea that the u.s. may cut funding to honor where the u.s. is the biggest governmental donor to the group they have dispersed just last year around three hundred million dollars of aid that's a huge amount at a time when need for palestinian refugees are already great and only growing
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greater washington is also threatening to cut off funding to the u.n. agency helping palestinian refugees according to the united nations relief and works agency more than one and a half million people live in fifty eight recognized palestinian refugee camps in jordan lebanon gaza and the west bank including off east jerusalem the u.s. is one of the main contributors to relief agencies for palestinian refugees in two thousand and sixteen the u.s. dispersed about six hundred sixteen million in foreign aid that went to education health and social programs washington donates almost thirty percent of its overall funding to the un's relief agency. stefan salama is a former policy advisor to the palestinian prime minister. he joins me live now from ramallah good to have you with us let me get your take on what donald trump is saying having he's saying he sends hundreds of millions of u.s.
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dollars to a palestinian authority that a doesn't respect the united states of america and second of all doesn't even want to engage in peace talks why should he go on sending money to the palestinians. well the palestinian government and policy and leadership always express willingness to go back to the negotiating table but not for free as israel has been violating the palestinian rights are all along and they have been violating all of their agreements that the palestinian authority have signed with. cutting aid to the palestinian people will not make them to the israeli and the american will and cutting aid will not only affect palestinians but would also affect. the neighboring arab countries because if you i'm sure all of you know that we have thousands and tens of thousands of palestinian refugees in in many other countries
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especially in syria and lebanon and jordan and cutting aid to produce your refugees will also have a dangerous premise occasions not only in palestine not only on the palestinians and israelis but also on the region as a whole you mentioned the many palestinians living in refugee camps i wonder whether you think it's in american interests to witness some kind of collapse of the palestinian authority in the u.s. ultimately or so far as we know the u.s. is not supported the position of the return of palestinian refugees back to the territories and lands they lived in. you know in a sense that aid money helps to keep them supported and alive as refugees. in other countries would a collapse of that current order of u.s. interests as well as the palestinian authority interests. i do not think it will lead to the collapse of the policy or thirty but i think it will lead to more
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violence perhaps not only in palestine but also in the region the u.s. as the previous reports have mentioned that the u.s. is the biggest contributor to the palestinian refugee agency the law it is out of the core budget the u.s. contributor on twenty six percent which is around one hundred fifty two million dollars a year and if you add to that also the u.s. support to the humanitarian projects that they also are implemented through the this number could could go up to three hundred sixty eight million dollars a year so this is basically a huge number and it will definitely affect the situation of the political refugees as they said not only in palestine but also you know in the arab region and the refugees will not remain silent i'm sure this will also lead to a protest would also lead to perhaps more violence will also affect the fragile security situation in also the arab countries especially syria and lebanon another
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thing which he said was jerusalem is off the negotiating table is there anything left of palestine my ass to actually engage in a peace process over. i think this is has become very clear that by taking jerusalem outside of the negotiating. table that issues a death certificate to anything that it's called a peace process there will be no palestinian president who will ever accept a palestinian state without east jerusalem as its capital and by. making the american president by by by take in jerusalem out of the negotiating table i think this is a dangerous move and i think it's definitely issuing a death certificate to the peace process whether it is mediated by the american administration or by the u.n. or or any other mediator thanks so much we'll leave it there for now stefan salama
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tens of thousands of government supporters are rallying across iran the show of support comes after six days of demonstrations against the government they're gathering in at least four cities to condemn the recent unrest in which at least twenty one people were killed when the u.s. has called for an emergency session of the u.n. security council to discuss the protests in iran iranian supreme leader is playing what he calls external enemies for six days of violence mike hanna has the latest from u.n. headquarters in new york. ambassador nikki haley called a briefing to outline u.s. priorities at the united nations in this new year and top of her list the situation in iran if the arraign in dictatorships history is any guide we can expect more outrageous abuses in the days to come the un must speak out in the days ahead we will be calling for an emergency session both here in new york and at the human
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rights council in geneva we must not be silent the people of iran are crying out for freedom all freedom loving people must stand with their cause this echoing sentiments expressed five president trump earlier who said in a tweet the people of iran are finally acting against the brutal and corrupt or a new regime all of the money that president obama so foolishly gave them went into terrorism and into their pockets the people have little food big inflation and no human rights the u.s. is watching. this little evidence in the streets of tehran of the turmoil evident in some other parts of the country but there are deep concerns expressed about the rise in food prices and drop in employment. impinge on the card i'm working but in this society i'm always stressed about the possibility of getting fired the next
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day always being worried about my job my family the security of my family the main problems people are grappling with are their security the economy and their livelihood ammonia dance that there are some who are poor and cannot make ends meet what should they do life is really difficult we have tenants i have a daughter and son both at school the high prices really put me under pressure at home iran's supreme leader has broken his silence on the protests accusing iran's enemies of responsibility. for said the enemy is waiting for an opportunity for a crack three which it can infiltrate to look at the recent events. all those who are at odds with the islamic republic have used various means including money weapons politics and intelligence apparatus to create problems for the islamic system the islamic republic and the islamic revolution. newsagency portage reveals ongoing protest in a number of regions hundreds are reported to be in arrested and demonstrators
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continue to defy an attempted government blackout of social media back at the united nations the new president of the security council has confirmed the u.s. has been in contact and discussions are ongoing but it's not clear at this stage whether the u.s. appetite for a formal meeting is shared by the wrist of security council members some may be reluctant to intervene in what they would regard as an internal domestic dispute my kind of syria united nations of the u.s. state department says it's considering further action against iran we don't get ahead of sanctions but that is one tool kit a couple things that we have in a very broad and wide toolkit so there are a range of options that we certainly have going forward and that's why i say we are watching reports very carefully of any potential human rights abuses of these
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protesters who are protesting peacefully iran's foreign minister has hit back at president trump's remarks telling the u.s. to stay out of his country's affairs divides that have tweeted iran's security and stability depend on its own people who unlike the peoples of trans regional be f.-f. saw best friends forever have the right to vote in protest these hard earned rights will be protected and infiltrators will not be allowed to sabotage them through violence and destruction. north korea has reopened communication inside the demilitarized zone with south korea for the first time in almost two years there are talks scheduled between the two governments for next tuesday. north korea's leader kim jong un has given an order to open the panmunjom hotline between the north and south from three pm on january third to contact south korea regarding the right time for talks and sending a delegation to the peeling chuang winter olympics. in south korea's government
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welcomes north korea's response to yesterday's offer to restore the public communication channel who would discuss practical affairs regarding yesterday's offer to hold herself and north korea talks. grey among webb is a research fellow at the institute for defense and strategic studies in singapore he says expectations for any positive outcome shouldn't be high. i think there's a lot of hope and the new found hope is a warranted one because we've had a very difficult year and twenty seventy with no regulus not being from the north koreans of any offering of figleaves or olive branches sorry towards the other side and now we've seen a letting up until things have happened very quickly and clearly boresight are trying to capitalize on europe on the opportunity to try and set up the best possible stage in order for them to talk to each other i think we need to have
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a very modest expectation or what's in store for the upcoming dialogue next week it's going to be very focused very narrow and very mediocre so to speak centered around north korea's intention to send an athletic delegation to the twenty eight in winter games in february and i think that is a modest yet law hanging fruit that both sides should true on right now if they can get that right i'm quite certain that they can get the bigger things right along the way so this is really the moment to sort of secure this foothold talking to each other agreeing on something and getting something tangible done which is has dividends on cultural on a cultural and social level between will science dog trampas responded to north korea's leader kim jong un's claim that he has a launch button on his desk for nuclear weapons capable of reaching the us or the
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tweet trump wrote i too have a nuclear button but it is a much bigger and more powerful one than heads and my button works. still ahead an al-jazeera foreign policy by twitter and how it's changed the way the world sees america. how i think we should see some slightly quieter weather into central northern parts of japan over the next couple of days the city staying cold enough cloud coming in from the north that cold direction their support at the top temperature minus one degree celsius a few showers there wintry flower is there over the high ground of honshu tokyo getting up to around nine celsius on thursday afternoon a little colder still as we go on into friday by that stage it should be lucky to
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us a lot of crisp sunshine coming through southern parts could see some areas of cloud and rain joining up with the unsettled weather that we have across central areas of china fam out of town and rain coming in here shanghai around seven celsius and just around northern parts of this band of disturbed weather fair amounts as widespread snow that will cause some destruction over the next day i should clear through as we go on into friday by friday and in the southeastern corner hong kong could see some where the temperature around nineteen degrees celsius weather now in the process of pulling away from the philippines central and southern parts of the philippines i should say you can see for luzon for northern areas these days to a tropical disturbance a tropical depression that's making its way to warsaw central and southern areas of vietnam over the next couple of days police say it does broad not for the philippines we'll see highs here thirty one. there were over forty charges as i recall but primarily it was material support to
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the holy land foundation was the biggest muslim charity in the us they were considered to be a legitimate american charity because we were able to see the secret we were able to tell in a two part series al jazeera world examines one of the most controversial court cases of the so-called rule. the holy land falling at this time on al-jazeera. watching out to syria time to recap our headlines this hour u.s. president says he's taken jerusalem off the negotiating table with the palestinians
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threatening to cut off funding to the palestinian authority to saying it's not interested in peace talks. tens of thousands of government supporters are rallying across iran it's the first major show of support after six days of demonstrations against the regime gathering at least four cities to condemn the recent unrest which killed at least twenty one people. the first time in almost two years north korea has reopened communication inside the demilitarized zone. this is being planned ahead of talks between the two governments scheduled for tuesday. two senior members of germany's far right a.f.d. party are being investigated for incitement to hatred over social media posts via dell and one store had criticized the police force for wishing followers online happy new year in arabic amongst other languages their party had finished third in
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circulation by the authorities by the police into the comments that these two ladies made around new year regarding as you say the tweets in arabic that were put out by the police office in cologne and it's vital being the co-leader of the alternative for germany party in the parliament ninety odd members colleagues of hers in in parliament with of which one is their tricks fahnestock and she's the one who initiated these comments referring to the decision by the police to tweet in arabic and using language which several hundred people have now complained about in addition to the complaint the police received in addition to the complaint the police are investigating looking at the specific language the tricks from stalking use the interesting point to make here is that on new year's day a new law came into effect which governs what can and cannot be said online as well as in broadcast format in the written media and between people in the street as it
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were and so that is the prism to view this through that the comments made by tricks from stalk and then repeated by her colleague leader alice vital have been perceived by several hundred people who've also complained about their behavior the way that they are referring all that's that that is what's being investigated now the other point to make here is that the social media platforms that the two ladies were posting on were commenting on both twitter and facebook took action quite quickly to restrict the sorts of things that could be said to take down the post the comments that the two ladies had been disseminating now these comments sort of revive the i. gay sions about immigrants being involved in violence during new year's celebrations going back to two thousand and fifteen and that whole issue how much trouble was there though this is new year's celebrations that you know it's sort of these sort of tweets well
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that's the point to make here sammy that obviously twenty fifteen years eve twenty fifteen saw allegations from many women in the city of cologne females in the city of cologne saying that they had been the victims of physical and sexual assaults and that they had said it had been perpetrated on them by foreigners by migrants specifically from from north african countries the point to make in stark contrast to twenty fifteen very very few incidences of violence of harassment of the beauties of assault were reported across germany not just in the city of cologne but across germany this new year's eve just gone so the point to make there is why would the politicians concerned be making the comments now given the fact that there was such a paucity of evidence of any kind of assaults being perpetrated there are those who say well that the alternative for germany with the views that it has given the
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prominence that it has achieved in parliament getting elected to parliament for the first time just three and a half months ago that the alternative for germany party might well perceive that good publicity no publicity and bad publicity and they're working out quite what they want to pursue but as things stand the police are now investigating the comments of being make no charges as yet the police are investigating the comments and that's where things stand right now all right good stuff nominate cane thanks for that. now in just the last few days the u.s. president gul trump has used twitter to announce aid cuts to both pakistan and the palestinians he's also used it to make significant comments about north korea for more on how the world's dealing with trump's twitted driven foreign policy we spoke to scott lucas from the university of birmingham in the u.k. . this is someone who should be regarded as issuing a statement of policy having spoken to advisors having to look through documents
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have a good sort of situation this is a man who watches t.v. in particular the chalfont us news and then he immediately reacts in the case of pakistan you might say that there is a background to this that makes sense and that there are tensions between the u.s. and pakistan over how to approach the afghanistan question how to approach insurgency in pakistan that's been going on for years in the case of north korea to mention another tweet to simply just again threaten war just at the drop of a tweet that's irresponsible and then in the case of palestine the subject of discussion right now to you know to to say look this will be positive in any way given the israel palestine issue just to threaten to cut off aid to one side while giving almost unconditional support to the other after the jerusalem recognition that's not a sensible foreign policy is not sensible in terms of dalton's tweets and it's not sensible in terms of an american administration the president of the church of jesus christ of latter day saints also known as mormon church has died thomas
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monson was ninety years old mormons believe jesus had placed living apostles and prophets in senior positions within the church they can receive divine revelations months and became a senior leader in one thousand nine hundred sixty three he was appointed president in one thousand nine hundred ninety five. norway is banning weapons exports to the united arab emirates over its participation in the war in yemen the u.a.e. is a member of the saudi led coalition fighting houthi rebels in the country the coalition has imposed a blockade on yemen leading to widespread food shortages and a major health crisis the u.n. estimates more than five thousand civilians have been killed since the conflict began in two thousand and fifteen. facing what the u.n. calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis two thousand and eighteen will bring even more challenges at least twenty one million people are said to be suffering neighboring countries are under pressure to help salvage of aid has this report the
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latest in our series looking ahead to the year's big stories. good imagination and the skeleton of a motorbike is all these children have to live in one day the one of yemen's most impoverished regions import dependent and cash starved countries been under a saudi led blockade since two thousand and fifteen years of not sure what the new year will bring all his family has is a hot cobbled together with strong board. nothing is getting better everything is deteriorating back in the days we used to feed our kids now i can't provide them with anything all i want is rice milk the basics just food for my kids. the biggest challenge for two thousand and eighteen will be to provide aid to the twenty one million guarantees in need of urgent assistance. the situation here has been described as the worst humanitarian crisis which is resulted in the world's largest cholera outbreak with close to a million suspected cases the u.n. says unless the embargo to provide medicine and aid is lifted the crisis could get
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even worse. they're blocking medical staff and supplies we don't have anything that's enough we don't have the basics to take care of our patients let alone the needs of those who need urgent and specialized care. because many t.v. in crisis is direct. linked to the war the saudi led coalition was asked by yemen's elected government to take back control from who thing the rebels. has been able to claim a decisive victory the saudi backed forces haven't been able to move closer to the capital from the central of. the border incursions and attempted missile strikes by the who haven't any ground either the recent death of deposed president has dumped in hopes of a diplomatic breakthrough they had you know. for god's sake the saudis need to stop bombing yemen and end this war we are displaced we are starving we are cold and we are hungry. hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people are living in
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desperate conditions but despite the suffering some haven't lost faith in a peaceful settlement. we hope that in twenty eight eighteen we will be able to overcome all the difficulties we suffered in twenty seventeen we hope the yemeni family will be stronger and that we can find practical solutions to our economic social and political problem. many children have seen nothing but war in the last three years given the civilians can only pray this year the fighting will come to an end. as there. are more than two hundred works of the italian renaissance artist michelangelo on display at the metropolitan museum in new york his works. with many referring to him as the divine one. to have a look. art lovers examining the work of a legend a new michael angelo exhibit at the metropolitan museum of art in new york brings together one of the largest collections of the lesser known works of the man
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considered one of the most influential figures of western art there is this piece called the torment of saint anthony believed to be michael angelo's first painting it was completed in fourteen eighty seven when he was only twelve or thirteen years old but it's still a regional pencil on paper works that are the real draw when he draws serious force yes espresso he said marble sculptor is so he uses the chalk especially with great force on the paper almost carving on the paper as if it were marble although he considered himself primarily a sculptor michelangelo was also called the divine draftsman and designer at this exhibit there are one hundred thirty three of his drawings many of which almost never go on public display because they are so rare and fragile four hundred fifty years after his death his drawings are often an overlooked part of the artist's work it took the metropolitan museum of art eight years to collect all of the
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michelangelo pieces that are on display here they mostly come from over fifty different art institutions and private collections such as those from queen elizabeth and even the vatican an exhibition of this magnitude in importance is a global activity and the man has the resources the commitment the scholarship to do it and it's part of our mission it's part of our responsibility to serve the world in that way and a chance for visitors to look closely at the drawings in the sketch books of one of the world's greatest artists to get a better sense where his ideas originated gabriels on to al-jazeera new york. and let's take you through some of the headlines now the u.s. president donald trump says he's taken jerusalem off the negotiating table he's threatening to cut off funding to the palestinian authority saying it's not
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interested in peace talks and doesn't respect the u.s. . palestine liberation organization condemned trump's latest twitter. i would say that palestinian child not for sale and will not succumb to back me there are imperatives and requirements for peace and good reluctantly president campaigns this story it has a very sabotaged out efforts at that she being a just peace and getting freedom and dignity for the palestinian people might recognize ing occupy jerusalem as the capital of israel he has not done it disqualified himself as a peace real only mediated by taking sides and by becoming complicit in this is occupation he has told so don't give me some of those he is totally the story very foundations of peace for the first time in almost two years north korea has reopened communication inside the demilitarized zone with south korea this took place ahead of talks between the two governments scheduled for tuesday.
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north korea's leader kim jong un has given an order to open the panmunjom hotline between the north and south from three pm on january third to contact south korea regarding the right time for talks and sending a delegation to the peeling chuang winter olympics. tens of thousands of government supporters are rallying across iran the show of support comes after six days of demonstrations against the government gathering in at least four cities now to condemn the recent unrest. no way is stopping weapons exports to the united arab emirates the u.a.e. is a key member of the saudi led coalition fighting healthy rebels in yemen the coalition has imposed a blockade on the island leading to all the u.n. is called the world's worst humanitarian crisis it's inside story now.
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donald trump said jerusalem is the capital of israel and now israeli m.p.'s have passed a new law making it harder for any future government to compromise with the palestinians one hopes then for a two state solution this is inside story.


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