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tv   Inside Story 2018 Ep 16  Al Jazeera  January 17, 2018 2:32pm-2:48pm +03

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referendum. twenty countries have agreed to push for tougher sanctions on north korea over its nuclear program after a summit in canada russia and china weren't invited to the meeting which they say could jeopardize improving relations with pyongyang. two pro-democracy activists have been taken into custody in hong kong over their role in protests in two thousand and fourteen josh along with sentenced to three months in jail for contempt of court long was given four and a half months the judge has declined to release them on bail while an appeal is being considered. pakistan's opposition parties are joining forces to seek justice for the deaths of fourteen protesters killed in fighting with police in two thousand and fourteen thousands of people are rallying in lahore to call for the resignation of the chief minister chavous sharif who they say is to blame. and police in france have raided the headquarters of dairy giant like tallis over the salmonella scandal the firm has recalled powdered milk from eighty three countries after it was revealed its factories were contaminated with bacteria the company's
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own test discovered the contamination in august but they did not take action those are the headlines news continues here on al-jazeera after inside story thanks for time to keep it or. the palestinian president has to suspend recognition of israel as a further expression of palestinian and a following donald trump's decision on jerusalem but one of the consequences of caution ties with israel and the palestinians have alternative options inside story .
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and welcome to the program on elizabeth peron i'm palestinian president mahmoud abbas has called donald trump's peace efforts the slap of the century and promised a slap back now the palestinian liberation organization has outlined its strategy to face the u.s. presence recognition of jerusalem as israel's capital the core demands are to suspend palestinian recognition of israel and to no longer regard the us as a partner for peace will discuss the implications with our guests and a moment but first the ports from the occupied west bank. late on monday night the palestinian leadership issued a statement that could have far reaching consequences for the peace process the statement includes the call to suspend recognition of israel suspend security coordination with it and unite the palestinian factions through reconciliation the
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statement comes from the central council of the p.l.o. after two days of meetings it will be discussed further by the p.l.o. executive committee and it's up to that committee to implement the most policy at some point in the future. the statement also said that the u.s. is no longer a partner for peace and that the palestinians want international involvement but given that the us is perhaps the only country that can put pressure on israel will this work. we have to utilize different forms or back on to believe it has to know that this occupation this form of brutal colonialism can no longer be accepted and therefore we have to go to the international criminal court we have to go to the international court of justice we have to join organizations and accede to charters and conventions that would protect us from the one hand count the us president donald trump has said he will cut u.s. aid to the palestinians if that happens there will be an economic impact this
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factory produces extract of olive leaf tablets and he's part of a multi million dollar project to encourage enterprise in jericho the occupied west bank the factory was set up in this industrial zone with japanese investment without it it wouldn't have been successful for the operations manager here it shows that there are alternatives to the u.s. for example the issue for me is. just in helping. me. once is complete and this japanese funded industrial zone will house around five thousand workers and that's going to have a positive impact not just a locally but across the palestinian territories now if you speak to palestinians what will tell you is oftentimes foreign aid unlike u.s. aid comes without strings and preconditions. but it's not just economics politics also plays a key role according to one analyst palestinian president mahmoud abbas has options
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he's trying to tell the international community that i would be going to the united nations buying up that time and he's trying to say that i will have i will be patient i will stop. looking for a. two state solution is if you are not ready for it if the israelis are if it despite palestinian confidence that there is no alternative to u.s. involvement in the peace process how the international community will react is key at some point the israelis and the palestinians will need some sort of framework for talks without the u.s. will that will look like is currently in line imraan khan how does their occupied west bank. well let's bring in our guest now joining us via skype from nablus in the west bank of the south a professor of political science and columnist for middle east monitor and television yossi beilin former israeli cabinet minister and in paris village of
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bruno professor of communication at the university of miami welcome to you all mr qassam the p.l.o. essential council has said that they do not recognize the state of israel you have watched palestinian politics for a very long time is this an indication of just how bad things are that things are so that. probably get it to ask the people on the street. they are suffering a lot of the fact but i know the piano's and fred gulson not see that they don't think that nice is a. but they have been talking about at them put out eight with their all went over to commission and then this is it it recognizes the state of palestine and the stops the settlement activities in other words the idea that the. council of the simple committee. is still recognizing israel in condition that.
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that's not even acceptable but the palestinians the palestinians with hoping that the. rope and. its circulation is because this sort of mission has not proved and they think. that clinton i mean we have been suffering because of the negotiations prices because of the faults you think the promises of the united states mr gray let me go to you and pick up on what mr costin the saying just how realistic is a complete withdrawal from the peace process that has that started with in one thousand nine hundred three with no longer recognizing israel given the reality on the ground the cooperation between israel and palestinian entities in running the palestinian territories i don't think that the p.l.o. was mentioning or even the president himself recognizing israel it's recognizing
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the leadership of bibi netanyahu as a as a viable partner for peace defacto the peace process is that had it's been dead for a while it's not to recognize the reality on the ground and formally a new paradigm this leadership the palestinian authority led by mahmoud abbas has failed spectacularly they'll promise the palestinian sovereignty equality and freedom none of these things has been delivered ever the peace process was there for the sake of peace for the for the peace process it was a fake leave the subtle mike activity continuing the colonization activity continue we're looking at the one state of reality it's a binational state it's an apartheid state this is what former prime minister who had all mark and a hood by rock actually said that israel is today israel is an ethno religious project of purity and exclusion we have as palestinians and as israeli we have to look at the. as it is not as our leaders are stating that they would love it to be
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the truth is now the palestinian national movement needs to formulate in your vision and you will and also open the door our boss is eighty two i think for it's time for him to acknowledge his failure and for him to open the door for new leaders for new ideas and a new vision look yesterday was the day of martin luther king the israeli declare ration of independence talked about equal rights for all inhabitants regardless their ethnicity their gender and their religion it's time to acknowledge that israel controls the whole territory between the sea and the river even that bass that are of america in israel friedman who is somebody who financed settlement activity talked about lifting the term occupation never used it because this is what the whole lat is the land of israel it's time to acknowledge that the
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population that lives there deserve equal rights as that the collaboration in of a defendant that israel called for and this is why mr abbas said that he would not actually meet with mr friedman because he doesn't even want the use of the word occupation by the americans mr belin if i can bring you in now how do you think the israelis finance activity how do you mr beilin how do you think the israelis and the israeli government will be looking on at what's come out of this p.l.o. central council meeting we have heard from prime minister benjamin netanyahu saying that actually mahmoud abbas has only served israel's interests he said that he exposed what we have been saying all the time that the root of the conflict is the basic refusal to recognize a jewish state and any borders i mean did mr abbas a speech recommendations play and to benjamin netanyahu is hands who are will have been given every right use of them in the news with whom most drive one. this government doesn't believe in real agreement with the pristine years there are
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still relatively well for peace but without paying the price for peace as a result of it what the government spokesmen are saying all the time is that it is not a territorial issue not even on jerusalem not even the number of refugees or exactly the border but it is something which is perhaps a religious or perhaps a very very a following distance in its already doing and it cannot be solved by just sitting together and having something like the clinton parameters or the geneva initiative now but by what is what was said about the balfour declaration in the state and about. forty eight and whatever in the eyes of newtown you know it's strengthening the feeling that it is insoluble if it is insoluble then you don't have to do anything of course i cannot agree with
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something like that but i believe that. mahmoud abbas president abbas missed the point in his speech rather than saying something very very concrete like after twenty five years i decide to dissolve the palestinian authority which i believe his time is timely something which could be very very concrete. like even day idea that if nothing is happening right now we should now work very seriously on the option of one person one vote of course many israelis would not would like to to do whatever possible in order to prevent it and it might urge him to go see asians right now the situation is quite convenient for the current israeli government and i don't think that neither the speech of your of the day of
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president abbas nor the of the of the concept of changing something for the current government well let's look at how we have got to this point despite many peace plans over the years little progress has been made among the main sticking points israeli latest say jerusalem as the divides of all capital of israel palestinian leaders want occupied east jerusalem as the capital of their future state palestinians demand the borders of their new state include the occupied west bank occupied east jerusalem and the dollars a strip israeli leaders and c'est most of those areas should be part of israel another major stumbling block the right of return for around five million palestinian refugees scattered all over the world where their families fled in one nine hundred forty eight when israel was created israel refuses to support the return of any of them mr abdul sattar well here we are now. balan were saying that this was something of even
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a missed opportunity by mahmoud abbas that these recommendations are not concrete enough so what does the p.l.o. need to do now they are not complete enough that's true because they locked me a spare issues of the palestinians we want complete withdrawal from it's we should withdraw the good the so the zero we should be back to our resistance against israelis. we should understand that is really. finding us with those notes might once have mahmoud abbas did speak about you know possible alternatives the arab initiative the roadmap but do you think israel would be interested in these initiatives where there is where they get a normalizing of ties from arab states when that seems to be happening anyway
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somewhat behind the scenes because their ally the united states wants arab gulf states in the region to normalize ties with israel yeah but there's no secret no money zation normalisation is no money is ation we tourism and culture and whatever what they are having today is the status of a concubine i mean israel is undoubtedly. no no some of them out it will be known connections with the leadership in the arab world but not with the arab world the syrians and the it is not normalization in my view but if we must be speaking about who might defend the palestinians not not by asking them to begin now terrorism it will bring them nowhere or bringing here five million the refugees than it is of course the the end of is when for israelis like myself the issue of the refugees should be solved but not in that in that way
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at the end of the day my believe is that what we have to do.

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