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what a defense for that for the time being neither the gulf countries nor the arab countries or for that matter the islamic countries are united behind saudi arabia or iran in fact there's major divisions people within the arab world and their stomach all don't want this coalition they don't want war and they don't want regime change and the one not even in washington apparently do they want regime change in the iran so deescalation is important and yet i would say that saudi arabia will get some sort of a consensus on the idea that its ships or commercial ships in the gulf should not be attacked and i think that's why so there may be a call for those emergency summits but beyond that i think busy everyone concerned would want to see the escalation of the gulf region they would want to see dialogue they want to see a return to some sort of negotiations table and they certainly want to see an end to the war in yemen in libya and in syria. just
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a final quick thoughts on recent developments in israel the prime minister benjamin netanyahu has failed as we know to form this coalition government and a fresh election that will now be held but how much does this complicate jarrad plans for the so-called deal of the sentry peace in our time i mean the palestinians say they won't be attending in bahrain and netanyahu his political survival is now at stake. but guess what it seems as reportedly today that the king of jordan also would not commit to attending the summit shop as he told president trump's son in law question or clearly every day there's new obstacle towards this. deal of the century that no one understand what it is i mean imagine that neither the palestinians nor the jordanians and or the egyptians are no one else really know what it is and already they are conducting some kind of an economic war shop
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without saying what is the political endgame here my guess. is that prime minister netanyahu knows what the deal is and he already approved it and hence it's not much of an american initiative it's more of an initiative inspired by prime minister netanyahu another prime minister than your whole is is in crisis if you will he might not even become prime minister come september i think the whole think might be blocked clearly it's important has continuously diminished and a lot of people are now predicting that it might have been it might be postponed again does it matter absolutely doesn't matter very much because a lot more cause most people think it was born dead why because the palestinians are not warrant. deserve a senior political analyst thank you my one. time for a short break here al-jazeera when we come back another death in sudan but activists insisted on not derail that country's political transition. and the
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plight of stateless people asian officials made to devise a plan to help millions across the world more on that stay with us. hello again it's good to have you back we're here cross much of the levant we are seeing the temperatures actually coming up of course this time of year but they're getting particularly hot across much of iraq as well over here towards the middle east we are seeing temperatures into the high thirty's so for syria aleppo is expected to get about $38.00 degrees there down towards beirut at about 30 with maybe some clouds but there is no rain in the forecast has been quite dry across much of that area last week we're talking wildfires for parts of israel as well up here towards the temperatures are up for you as well with the time to there of about 30 degrees well speaking of high temperatures it is going to be quite hot
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here and as we go towards the beginning of the weekend so here on friday we do expect to see attempt to hear about $43.00 degrees but that's not the end of it by the time we get to saturday we do expect to see about $45.00 as a high over here towards riyadh maybe a few passing clouds at 42 but across the southern coast of yemen we are going to be watching the heavy rain and that could be a problem with some localized flooding there and then very quickly as we make our way down here toward southern africa we are watching some clouds passing through cape town also a disturbance just to the south of madagascar now that could bring some rain showers for the southern part of the country but over here towards your hands for it is going to be a little cooler but some in the forecast with a temperature of 18 degrees for you. 2 years into the blockade. we look at the future of the g.c.c. crisis. and its impact on life in qatar. joining coverage of
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the blockade on al-jazeera. welcome back a quick reminder the top stories on al-jazeera israel will hold a 2nd election this year after prime minister benjamin netanyahu failed to form a coalition government it happened just 7 weeks off he claimed victory in parliamentary elections. it was insisting that the political situation will not interfere with a u.s. peace plan for palestine and israel he's just met the senior white house advisor.
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is touring the region to gain support for the initiative. going to be on the agenda 3 summits in saudi arabia leaders from the gulf cooperation council and the arab league gathering in mecca later on today. in sudan one person was killed when rapid support forces opened fire on an area where protesters have gathered in the capital khartoum it comes as activists groups to clear the 2 day strike a success protest groups are now threatening more civil disobedience to try to force the military council power to the civilian. cartoon. what way hearing is that a crowd of protesters gathered not where the sit in is actually taking place but one of the roads leading into the city streets and then there was some sort of scuffle between the rapid security forces and the protesters the are asef i we think it's the are simply are hearing conflicting reports it may well have been the
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sudanese army shooting into the crowd we heard the 6 people that were injured one of those was a young man in his twenty's he's now succumbed to his injuries and is in hospital and has passed away now this comes as a similar incident took place on wednesday between the are safe and the army where a pregnant woman was actually killed as well so tensions on the streets of khartoum have been quite high as a result of this incident however this has an escalated in the way that we've seen in the past so it's likely that there is going to be a lot of people out on the street will very angry people out on the streets and it's now up to the army and the protest movement to try and bring things down to a calm however we are looking at a very hot country a very country that is in political turmoil right now so things like this could well spark something bigger. delegations from the taliban and afghan politicians
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are wrapped up a 2 day conference in moscow a joint statement was released emphasizing the need for foreign troops to withdraw the afghan government did not take part in early this month the 6th round of talks between the u.s. and the taliban ended in doha. we discussed the ceasefire then we would go to discussions so we discussed all important issues. some progress. spectacular progress on some issues this country and our next meeting. yesterday we negotiated for hours and we did come to some agreement but our expectations were a bit more we had at least 9 hours of negotiations our main message was for the ceasefire a ceasefire that could be the beginning of peace a bomb attack in the afghan capital kabul us killed at least 6 people a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a military training center as one of the main centers for training recruits. $69.00
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containers full of rubbish are being loaded onto a cargo ship in the philippines to be returned to canada the philippine government says the trash was shipped illegally in 20132014 mislabeled as plastics meant for recycling canada missed the may 15th deadline to take it back malaysia's also plan to send tons of waste back to western countries. now the un says millions of people around the world are being denied citizenship they're referred to as stateless a growing problem has prompted the un to host a meeting in bangkok to look at ways to solve the problem delegates are expected to pledge action ahead of a global gathering in geneva in october well the un's refugee agency estimates there are at least $10000000.00 stateless people worldwide a 3rd of those children people end up stateless for a lot of reasons in many cases it's because of ethnic and religious discrimination that's the case for the muslim rangar for me and maher the u.n. describes them as the most persecuted minority in the world scott heil has more now from bangkok. it was so far today on the agenda really is kind of discussions about
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best practices what has worked and hasn't worked in these 15 nations in asia in the pacific who have come here for this meeting so they're discussing through this so they can kind of share ideas and share what has worked for them and what needs to be focused on not to discuss this further we're going to bring in melanie khan and she is the head of u.n.h.c.r. that's a refugee agency statelessness what really does that mean you know we know refugees are internally destroyed displaced persons i.d.p.'s what are stateless people thank you for that scott and 1st of all thank you for having me on it's a great question and even though i work on the statelessness full time i'm very aware that most people have never heard of statelessness it's a bit counterintuitive most people have a nationality everybody they know has a nationality so statelessness is a bit of a mystery but it is the situation of people who have no nationality no government on the planet recognizes them as its citizens it's different from the refugee age
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issue because stateless people haven't crossed an international border typically there can be exceptions but most stateless people live and die in the country they were born and without ever having a nationality here these best practices in discussions will be taken again to the bigger statelessness meeting in geneva in october. india's prime minister narendra modi has been sworn into office for a 2nd inauguration was held in the courtyard of the presidential residence in new delhi modi and his governing b j p secured a shopping crease majority in the lower house of parliament last week is due to announce his new cabinet in the coming hours. thousands of activists are expected to protest in brazil in the coming hours against education reforms since the election of president jebel so narrow the country has seen a raft of cuts and freezes to the education budget the right wing government says the measures are necessary to tackle an ongoing financial crisis reports from sao paolo. the brazilian government said it's freezing 30 percent of what it calls
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discretionary spending public universities state high schools university hospitals the research grants that there's more at stake some say than just the budget cuts now were supplied your money pull out is very you can manipulate the budget but the intention here is to change the identity inside the universities critical groups or in the universities for all governments not just the specific one it's an ideological attack using finance it's. these students are preparing for a long fight are shattered over the value i personally think that this government won't back off but we won't give up it won't just be one demonstration this is not just affecting the students but the whole society. they started saying that universities don't do research on our places of disorder that represent only expense for the government parts not true. and the long term effect someone could
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be drastic sequencing me a society without knowledge has to go into reverse when you destroy knowledge you lose independence and start depending on others. already strained public education buildings they say will fall into further disrepair many here see this is more than just a cup to the public education budget they see it as part of an ideology designed to undermine free and independent thinking and attack on those who think differently to them. the 1st protests when the cuts were announced earlier this month attracted over a 1000000 demonstrators in cities across brazil. press. the balsa naro has said the public colleges and universities which constitute about one quarter of brazil's education system or hot beds of leftwing indoctrination he urged students to report their teachers. in this year switch from chemistry to study fashion one of the subjects he believes the government is targeting. my research field is fashion and
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sociology my goal is to study society and the influence of fashion on it however i don't know what will happen now without a grant i can't focus on my studies and my future career that will no longer exist . or both sides emphasized the importance of education many feel that the very heart and soul of brazilian society lies at the center of this conflict. al-jazeera. a judge in spain is jailed the head of mexico's biggest steelmaker while is deciding whether he should be extradited to face corruption charges in his home country on syria elizondo was a rest at the main airport on the mediterranean island of new york or he is wanted in mexico as part of the president's anticorruption drive companies forces say they've killed 23 rebels near beni in the region of. the fighting between government soldiers and the allied democratic forces who happened on wednesday night according to the army a military position was attacked and
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a firefight ensued meanwhile final preparations are underway in the democratic republic of congo to receive the body of the former opposition leader. he died 2 years ago in belgium at the age of 84 after a long illness a political crisis in the d r c led to the delay of the funeral because of fears it would spark opposition protests crowds are expected to gather the national stadium in kinshasa later on thursday. a verdict has been delayed in kenya for 4 men accused of terrorism charges and the 25th time that killed 150 people if convicted the suspects could face life in prison gunman stormed there is a university campus in northern kenya scenes that lasted nearly 15 hours attack was later claimed by the somali based. police in hungary have launched a criminal investigation after a tourist boat sank on the river danube carrying south korean tourists 7 were rescued but 7 were killed and 19 missing child police reports. it's
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a populous tricks of the danube river in the heart of bullet pierced a tourist boat the move made was still carrying more than 30 south korean turfs tz it was involved in a collision with a cruise ship risky team search for survivors the tourists weren't wearing life jackets and water temperatures were below 15 degrees celsius police said after a month of heavy rain high water levels in a fast current complicated rescue if it's. one of the most we found some people with serious injuries in a critical condition there were some who got lightly injured and some needed to be resuscitated police have now released video of the incident fairytale economically are total we can see on the footage that the small boat the mermaid asylum north is the biggest ship the viking when they reach the margaret bridge the mermaid turns in front of the viking for some reason and as the viking touches the mermaid it gets turned on its side and within about seaven sequence it sinks. cruise line
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operator viking said it's the 2nd was involved in the incident around 9 pm local time the mermaids wreckage was found on the river a bit earlier hungary's parliament building in the city's famous margaret bridge the surging river and pool with it it hampered if it still bring it to the surface . the mermaid was a 26 metre boat use for sightseeing that could hold 60 people. i sincerely apologize for having to share heartbreaking news for. the south korean tour agency who organized the trip to the passengers were mostly families who've been scheduled to return to solve this weekend. we will try to get to budapest as quickly as possible and coordinate with the hungary and authorities and our embassy to save lives south korean president moon j n has seen foreign ministry officials to put a peace to help should. i urge you to make use of all diplomatic channels to work
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with the hungarian government so search and rescue operations take place as fast as possible if there are not enough personnel or equipment i ask you to coordinate with neighboring countries are hungry to find ways of bringing more rescue experts and additional equipment. as police launched a criminal investigation the search for survivors was extended far down staring into serbia shallop ballasts al jazeera. don't forget you can catch up on all the news on our website all the latest on the political situation in israel the address al-jazeera dot com that's al-jazeera dot com. a quick check of the headlines here this hour israel will hold a 2nd election this year after prime minister binyamin netanyahu failed to form a coalition government it happened just 7 weeks after he claimed victory in parliamentary elections are a force that has more now from western most of them. well essentially it was the
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actions of his former defense minister and prior to that his initial political aide when he ran for the likud leadership in one his 1st election victory in the mid ninety's victor lieberman he is in charge of a right wing secular party that wanted to ensure that a deal which he saw as defending israel from becoming a religious state or at least in part doing that would go through unchanged and you know who couldn't square that with his culture orthodox perspective partners in the coalition government and so his attempts is ongoing attempts to try to get a coalition failed at the last moment. meanwhile let me i was insisting that the political situation will not interfere with a u.s. peace plan for palestine in israel is just met senior white house adviser jared is touring the region to gain support for the initiative. plans like had to be on the
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agenda at 3 summits in saudi arabia leaders from the gulf cooperation council and arab league gathering in mecca later on thursday and capitals prime minister is attending for the 1st time since a blockade against his nation began 2 years ago. one person's been killed when sudanese armed forces opened fire on an area where protesters had gathered in the capital khartoum it comes as activists groups to clear their 2 day strike a success protest groups and are threatening more civil disobedience to try to force the military council to hand the power to a civilian led administration and $69.00 containers full of rubbish are being loaded onto a cargo ship in the philippines to be returned to canada the philippine government says the trash was shipped illegally in 20132014 mislabeled as plastics meant for recycling canada missed the may 15th deadline to take it back and malaysia is also planning to send tons of waste back to western countries. so those were the
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headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera off the inside story structure thanks so much but about. he's famous for political maneuvering yet benjamin netanyahu failed to cobble together a coalition government in israel now new elections will be held the 2nd in just 5 months but will anything change when a new vote shift the balance of power this is inside story.
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hello everyone i'm come all santamaria welcome to inside story well he worked right up until the weapons day midnight deadline but benjamin netanyahu just couldn't make it happen nearly 2 months after the israeli election and there is no workable coalition meaning the knesset the israeli parliament has been dissolved and there will be another vote on september 17th that means 3 months of campaigning of political uncertainty and of course no guarantee the next result will be any clearer now we discuss the election results back in april on this program and we've got something special lined up for this edition more on that in a moment after this report from harry force that investors i'm. but after a bruising final day trying to magical last minute coalition deal benjamin netanyahu is face said it all he'd failed. israeli parliament and netanyahu urging voted to dissolve itself and take israel into an unprecedented 2nd
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election in the same year it's now his best hope of cleaning on to power but he insisted voters shouldn't blame him the blame belongs to his former defense minister avigdor lieberman. it is just unbelievable just unbelievable avigdor lieberman is now part of the left he is from the left blog you give him votes for the right and he doesn't give his spoke to the right wing government this is what we see. lieberman needs a secular party opposed to what he calls attempts to make israel a religious state he was insisting on the passage unchanged of a bill that would increase the numbers of ultra-orthodox jews being drafted for national service the ultra-orthodox parties also a key part of any right wing coalition want the law softened the women held firm and the coalition was doomed liquid. the could have spilled in this task to form a coalition to form a government together with their turn to the altar orthodox they bear full
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responsibility the fact that israel is now going back once again to an election failure to form a coalition would usually put the question back in the hands of the israeli president he would then select a member of the knesset in all likelihood a different one and give that person a chance to form a government but these aren't normal times benjamin netanyahu is facing pending indictments in 3 separate corruption cases in order to give him the best chance of fighting that off only the top job will do last weekend tens of thousands took to the streets of tel aviv for a rally against netanyahu is apparent attempt to legislate immunity from prosecution and ensure the courts couldn't overturn such a law once passed with his 1st indictment hearing june october even if he wins the september election and manages to form a government and he hopes of ensuring immunity will be seriously dented it might make it harder for him but he's. very.
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strong. heikki political capabilities so it's not his last word for sure he will try to maneuver opposition leader benny gantz says the elections are all about netanyahu is bid to survive prosecution we got stable in b. but. really this is all happening for only 2 words only 2 words legal fortress there is no other reason here. gans was mocked for declaring. victory early on election night in april but now it's clear netanyahu. will premature the fight he thought he'd won 7 weeks ago has months left to run. out west jerusalem just want to have a quick look now at some numbers the kind which show us just how fragmented israeli politics is and why netanyahu couldn't bring enough factions together now you've got 1st of all he's really be tenured headed by the former defense minister avigdor lieberman it is a secularist nationalist far right party it has 5 seats in the parliament you've
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got the ultra orthodox parties and successive governments have needed their support this time netanyahu is looking for their 16 seats 7 of those from the united torah judaism party headed by the deputy health minister. and also the shas party led by the interior minister are a dairy with another 8 seats netanyahu did manage to get them all on board but differences between some of those parties particularly over the issue of the ultra orthodox men in the military meant a consensus just couldn't be reached. now we're going to do something a little unusual for this show say on april 10 which was one day after the election i was sitting in this very same chair and our discussion that day was about the results of the israeli election you can see for yourself that al jazeera dot com it is called what kind of government will take power in israel that seeing no government has taken power we have decided to assemble the same panel from that
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april 10th show to try to piece together what happened or indeed what didn't happen and here they are we starting in tel aviv with a keeper elder israeli columnist monitor in london is your c. michael berg a professor in international relations at regents university and in west jerusalem mitchell barrett the c.e.o. of global research and an advisor to the former israeli president shimon peres gentlemen welcome back to inside story. we got the band back together for this one and it puts me in the position which a host loves and that i can throw old answers back at you and we can piece this all together basically so i keep elder let me start with you. a month and a half ago you told me benjamin netanyahu is a magician he can play the big hero and the master he convinced israel that he is the number one diplomat well it didn't work out that way did it i was wrong.
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after all you know even though magicians like me can. be wrong and when it comes to israeli politics. it is very difficult to even predict the past. and. i think that the maybe the only individual in israel that is not surprised from what happened is a regular live among. who turns out to be going to a magician there and then you know but. let's meet again. there they are after the next elections september 18th and see what happens when a new fish and danielle is still around and i believe that is going to break their chances to still be with us or believe me i've already got the 3 of you penciled in for september 18th don't worry about that you'll see make up let me
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come to you you called benjamin netanyahu a skilled part a very skilled politician he knows how to play his audiences in your opinion what went wrong here or was it simply that the other forces were almost working against him. it's nice to know that i'm in good company akiva can belong as well as i can get it sometimes honk too but you know is a skillful politician but you know i'm talking about magicians every houdini reaches one look too far and maybe this is the case of nathaniel here but this was in nick set of circumstances because in the kind of normal abnormal situation condition in israel you need to do this kid food mess or negotiating with different parties we have different interests then you will somehow squirm many many many circuits but here there was something in addition which probably beyond the time you know which is is personally into this and this time you have to overcome not only his political survival but the survival out of cotton out of jail and this
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forced to be as weakness because he concentrated probably too much on trying to weaken the the supreme court try to pass legislation that would grant him immunity and he also forgets that after you know so long in politics everyone even if you've been not only a magician but an angel you build yourself a position and some enemies in politics and liberal money is not an easy enemy to have in politics mitchell barak in west jerusalem your turn you actually said i wouldn't call him a magician you disagreed with the other 2 you said because there's actually no illusion or sleight of hand about what he does he said you know what you see is what you get with benjamin netanyahu you also called him one of the most skilled leaders in the world how is it then similar question to yasi that one of the most skilled politicians in the world could pull together a coalition in one and a half months. well he's one of the skilled leaders in the world many he still you know even when he you know gave his concession speech last night after the knesset
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fell he said you know i have this whole you know trilateral israel russia united states meeting taking place in israel which no one knew about so on that framework of the international framework i still think he's one of the most skilled people and has the best relationships in this world today with putin and with trump with where i think you know we're seeing him you know in the magician is really sleight of hand it's not necessarily he makes it look a particular way but we've seen what i can say is typical nuts and you know having worked for the guy for 4 years much earlier in his career and then following him you know since then he operates in a certain chaos you know he way he always waits until the last minute is a total mess that's involved in it and he really called polygon and then out of that mess he gets everyone together i mean even now where he was playing people off of each other right up to the deadline he still hadn't spoken to any of the likud ministers minutely could all of likud ministers and want to be ministers we're all
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in the dark up until this point that's something you want to close before you swear in your government to make sure you have every single person on your side and he didn't do that and what he does is it creates a certain pressure among his likud ministers to vote with him among the other people he likes to have these deadlines where he's forcing some compromise usually it works he came up against lieberman who wanted to take this as an issue and he was going to go all the way and you know having most of netanyahu is nemesis is and politics are enemies and politics are people that have worked with him you know who had another party bennett who had another party lieberman who had another you know who has another party they will work with him and they know how he operates and given the chance of actually defeating him sometimes he'll do that so it shouldn't all the chaos that you described michel and on top of that we can. the chaos of dissolving the knesset and calling you elections shouldn't all that sort of raise the question about whether he is the right person to lead israel into another
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election 3 months down the road or is he just if he wants a cult of personality now well i think you know i think with what he said was correct when he put his personal interests here way above maybe what the national interest is because normally he could go back to the president say he possibly needs an extension some more time he didn't want to chance it because he you know thought there would be a game here where the president would say you had your turn now many give it to someone else and he was also afraid that it might go to someone else in the likud the most interesting thing that happened in this whole episode was the ireland paid basically said to the likud they said let's form a national unity government any one bit and you know pick whoever you want and more and with you it's almost like he gave the keys to the ballot see the bounty shipped to the likud to the engine room and said why don't you have your own mutiny and they could have had a rebellion they could have had a revolt but they did and you know that's where the problem is when that's and you
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know as it became a personal thing where he said if i'm not going to be prime minister i'm going to go to elections again he had a lot of options he could have gone to the opposition to the blue and white party and said hey here's the government let's figure out what to do because it's not in anyone's best interest to go to elections michel and you'll see of raise this issue of netanyahu the prime minister the man putting himself above the policy and the country akiva eldar in tel aviv how much of that do you think comes down to the fact that in i think it's early october yes october 2nd prime minister netanyahu is due to appear for a pre indictment hearing over bribery and corruption charges i mean all of this happening at the same time you know and i think it's. very interesting question because i believe that many people who voted for the record trusted that an attorney oh was telling them the truth. when he said that he's
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not going to ask for immunity and not play those dirty tricks of. foaming gov personally laws and fighting with the supreme court and doing everything to undermine the israeli democracy there are only just people who believe that it's democracy is about all in israel who hated what they saw and i think that there will be pressure more and more pressure from the constituency on the attorney general to stop this madness i don't have any other definition to what's happening it's chaos it's madness and it's. maybe something else that starts with c. it's what we can you know is doing is corrupting the israeli society and i think
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that this is going to be the ultimate test for the very conspicuous either the israeli people and to the tourney general this was the 1st time that we saw the supreme court justice the president of the supreme court judges making very clear statements. about the conduct of the prime minister we saw more than 50000 people are saturday. in a rally and there will be more of that so i think that there is a movement to and if you ask people in the street what they think about what happened in the last 24 hours they will say they want to see something else and this is why i'm saying that i was wrong when i said the baby is is i'm a. you shouldn't be squaws he was trusting i think a little bit too much he went a bit too far with distrust of his power and the need of
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these really people to have a king say so i think if you don't generally we get this message you'll see your thoughts on that do you think the attorney general will get that message because. and i think i actually asked you this on our last show i think i said shouldn't the issue of a prime minister. being under bribery and corruption clouds shouldn't that have been a much bigger election issue i would suggest this time especially with it all happening so close to the next election that with election it will be. well going back to your earlier question is he the right person or the wrong person things the one person to lead the country for so many reasons not only the co-option but this is a major issue co-opts is a cave said. the country the political system and obviously this weakness and vulnerability of him is for everyone to see the minute that blue and white he said we are not going to join your. crypt coalition with the likud because of the
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allegations it gave so much power to other small parties because almost the natural cause will be between the likud and the blue and whites a party but this couldn't happen we feel if there is any courageously the within the likud party it is ready to say that the king has no clothes and there is time full for change and in the next election to lead the electorate to go beyond oprah think beyond beyond an attorney out there is a great chance but they're at the heart of fate you know going back to what netanyahu said himself about a prime minister can stay in office when there is such a serious indictment and cold cases against them and the indictment the potential pending hearing against it are now a way most severe than there has been against all meant. let's go back to mitchell american with terrorism has been you know you've been noting a way that i i think you're probably the closest to his ready politics and the personalities in the people do you think that there is anyone as you'll see
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described who would be willing to put a hand up or at least a cold netanyahu out and say no we need to do this differently and not within the likud and not at this point meaning that if you look at the history of likud it's quite interesting unlike labor which changes chairman party chairman every 18 to 24 months meaning basically since 1977 there's really been only 4 or 5 people who have been head of the likud party menachem begun yet scotch heir benjamin ateneo he resigned ariel sharon and then back to benjamin and you know likud will stick with their leadership they will stick with them through thick and thin and the thing for likud they're still trying many of the likud people they're already 2nd or 3rd generation from pre-one 1987 when many of them were discriminated against especially those from the lower social economic sector who are sephardic jews roffey jews from arab countries meaning so getting power is really important
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maintaining it is really important and many of them believe that netanyahu narrative which which acute was talking about which is corrosive to devour prosy which is the media is controlled by the left the court is controlled by the left even the police are controlled by the left of center the the police all of these things the universities now if you saw on its own now last night who came on looking really worse than he's been before almost like a wounded animal what was the biggest insult he could say to a vet lieberman he is from the left and he went to his voters and said he's from the right but he is really from the left like that is the greatest curse that you could say to someone who is a right of center likud person so he creates this fear of of the left and was. able to put on the tail so they'll stick with him and again you know him he's always going to run a negative campaign whether it's you know for sure teacher threat or from the
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internal threat and he's putting himself in 1st by saying they're trying to take me down they can't do it in the ballot box so that's why we have to vote and vote stronger for the likud and there is no one short answer to your question there are in many many good unqualified kavis that only could that take it over given the chance although i have more experience than when it's a now came in in 1906 but none of them have the same kind of killer instinct than that and yeah did when he came to take over the likud and none of them will do anything to rebel against ateneo at this point interesting high tech wants oh go ahead and false will show they're not coming i was becoming a lawyer realty to the likud and they're going to lose in the next elections and maybe there will be a baby that one of them who will say that the king is naked and let's put an end to this long distance and you know can deliver the goods to the other people
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who are most of them but there are some people that you don't sow and others and once they will see the polls will be very clear about it that people are sick and tired of hearing then perhaps there will be renewed. final thoughts because we're starting to run out of time but i want to ask about the opposition benny gantz and his blue and white coalition let's we forget they got $31.00 seats in the 1st election they weren't that far behind netanyahu and they could see is this now a big opportunity for them to actually springboard you know it's a springboard to go form and actually you know pick up some seats here i think there are many within the israeli political system the opportunity which goes back to your previous question i think anyone from the likud that won't take this opportunity to challenge netanyahu whether it's difficult or no doesn't deserve to leave the country the country is in a junction of history they do need courageous people to come and say what need to be said about the future of the country and so many different issues the same goal
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for the opposition the blue and white is not a. it's it's a coalition of these and they're not even sure about whether they're going to one together and who's going to be leading the disparity and they're going to keep their word taishan but yes i think the departed from the center center left the labor party together from its about the they should think what is the best way to gain and to create this major 61 seats that they can actually lead in the next coalition but for that they need to bring probably more people and convince and most importantly not to not to fight with the likud party not to campaign and don't have to actually present it in the 30th not in terms of personalities but in terms of platform in the ideology final thought then and this is looking forward as we did last time looking forward to this idea of an election in september is there not a risk that the israeli public will get fed up with all of this and that they might
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not turn out to the polls as much or be they might turn out to the polls and the result will be even less conclusive even more fractured then the vote in april was a keeper. yeah i believe the worst of all that the turnout will be much lower 1st of all this is an eye season people travel this is the high holidays in israel and . the people that will show up and this goes to your question about the view and why i think this world work more for blue and white and people from the left all will be more motivated to change as i said before to change the reality and to change the political map and to bring some hope and not to have more of the same and i think this can be against it and you know and the other thing is that what we saw last saturday is i'm president we saw the leaders
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of blue and white standing side by side with the leader of an arab party was i'm an orbit and perhaps this opens an opportunity for a collision or for partnership not only between blue and white label and merit maybe even some kind of an alliance with the our parties and maybe this down the our own. constituency of these really are obscure will be more energetic and their turnout will go up it's going to be fascinating the votes on september 17th so gentleman i will see you on september 18th i hope to keep the elder yasi make over and mitchell thank you and thank you for watching too there is more online and out of the red dot com inside stories in the show section if you want to check out our other editions our also at facebook dot com for such an inside story on twitter at a.j. inside story and i'm at if you want to message me directly to from the whole team thanks for joining us so you can send.
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welcome to the program now in the next few hours leaders from the gulf cooperation council the g.c.c. arab league will gather in saudi arabia for a series of high level meetings it comes amid soaring tensions between iran and the united states and its gulf allies among those attending is qatar's prime minister he 1st smart if his visit marks the 1st meeting between qatari leaders with blockading nations since an embargo was imposed nearly 2 years ago when the talks in mecca will focus on results of purity including the situation in yemen and the recent attacks on saudi vessels regional foreign ministers have already met as the saudis called a muslim nations to confront iran with what they call force and firmness it's been a particularly tense month in the region with the u.s. deploying troops and warships to the gulf under simmons as more. the 1st of 3
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major gatherings of leaders one objective to find a way of reducing tension in the middle east it's difficult at a time when divisions within the region run deep made worse by the battle of rhetoric between the united states and iran the hosts for these talks saudi arabia has made its position clear. we emphasize the need to exert more efforts to combat the subversive activities of extremist terrorist groups they must be addressed with all strength and firmness a reference there to damage to 4 vessels including 2 saudi oil tankers off the coast of the united arab emirates earlier this month and drone attacks on saudi oil installations 2 days later the saudis had accused iran of ordering the drone attack which was claimed by new things in yemen in the run up to these talks by foreign ministers from the organization of islamic cooperation john bolton the u.s.
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national security advisor visiting the us he said naval mines almost certainly from iran we used to attack shipping but he didn't refer to any evidence adding who else would you think is doing it somebody from nepal iran's foreign ministry dismissed bolton's remarks as a ludicrous claim and the supreme leader ayatollah ali how many reasserted we will not negotiate with america because negotiation has no benefit and carries harm. before the talking started in jeddah it emerged that katsav prime minister abdullah bin nasa bin khalifa plenty will attend g.c.c. and arab league sessions on thursday it will be cattles 1st high level contacts with saudi the u.a.e. bahrain and egypt since the fall states imposed an ad land and sea blockade on the country nearly 2 years ago the 4 states had accused cats of supporting terrorism
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accusations vehemently denied by cats leaders the united states wants to see an end to the blockade on cata i would hope that they could work out some of these things because they have essentially they being the saudis destroyed the gulf cooperation council it's a paper organization now it never was for middle but now it's almost nothing because of this bitter fight within the ranks of its own members this is not a way to assure security in the gulf and it's not a way to present iran with a solid front from as it were the other side of the ocean whether this could be a 1st step towards repost mong is unclear but the immediate effect of cattle is involvement here could result in a broader debate over relations with iran andrew simmons al-jazeera. let's talk to her he's covered this story extensively for us and joins me live in the studio so
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what are the saudis trying to achieve from these meetings is it all about isolating iran even further that's one of the main goals of this summit they want to show also the international community and the u.s. president of trying in particular that they are able to muster a quorum when it comes to asking all leaders from the muslim world from the oil sea which is largest intergovernmental bloc after the united nations the g.c.c. and the arab league to come together and say unanimously that they stand with saudi arabia against against iran and this explains why they are using america as a video for the summit mecca being islam's holiest site ramadan being islam's holiest month they would like to give some. religious connotation to this that at this particular moment of this juncture which we consider with the saudis very important for us for us we will definitely have the backing of billions of muslims and it has been noted hashim that many arab leaders are not attending is this perhaps an indication that saudi arabia is losing its regional influence do you
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think in a way or not or another yes in 2016 i was in riyadh when the invited president trump to riyadh and the invited most of the muslim leaders along with african leaders to the to that meeting it was the pinnacle of saudi arabia's clear political and financial clout that was severely eroded over the last few years for different reasons the killing of the money the blockade imposed or qatar but also because many arab leaders now don't see sense in the some of these decisions made and some of the strategic orientations of saudi arabia to give just an example of the 6 who is a close ally to the saudis is the sense in himself from this summit and has been distancing himself from saudi arabia and the u.a.e. over the last few years because of a huge concerns about about the decision made by those countries libyans are not sending their prime minister because he uses the u.s. you have backing. general have if i have the algerian. i have been clean the player over the last few years also distancing themselves from this some of the iraqis and
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the village bodies although they will in turn but very definitely are not going to take any decision which is going to be seen as targeting iran let's just stay with qatar for a minute hashim because qatar is sending its prime minister to. mecca is this an indication of foreign relations and and perhaps reproach more with riyadh it's very significant when the hotties decided to send. fanny out as prime minister it's the one of the highest delegations of a stance by the qataris is the start of the blockade and it could be an indication that they would like to further prover relations with the saudis now it raised to be seen whether the qatari prime minister will be on the sidelines of this conference be able to reach out to saudi officials particularly the king and the crown prince 100 percent if that happens it could be a strong indication that this could be the beginning of the end of the blockade imposed or you know we have to wait and see and just a final point because the blockade on qatar as you say has thrown gulf unity into
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disarray i mean how hard is going to be to achieve any consensus or any kind of unity on iran given the disunity in the g.c.c. this is why the americans are pretty much concerned they have been saying that the only way for us to be able to contain iran is to have everyone on board the g.c.c. wish could play a significant role in a push by the americans against the iranians has been in disarray huge divisions between the key players a more pronounced after the blockade imposed part of c. of the this organization becoming one of the most inefficient organizations in the world completely disconnected from reality you should look at the statements made by the c.c. over the last few years it's really been a joke by all standards now are they going to be able to put aside those differences move forward i think it will take them some time because also even within the g.c.c. itself there's no can. senses about how to deal with iran for example shares one of
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this most important gas fields with the. neighbors and they're basically saying that we need to engage in a dialogue with the iranians to be able to solve the problems that the regime faces or not this is really only about iran itself but about regional issues like iran's presence in syria iran's backing for the healthy is in yemen and the only way out could be about political dialogue not the use of force or political and diplomatic isolation because the biggest concern about isolation it could further strange relations and it could lead you to just one incident that's right and then there you go you will have one of the worst military confrontations the world has seen in more than times question we have to leave it there thank you very much i have are. well how often kuwait and armaan of taking on the role of mediators in the g.c.c. blockade buddhism research a specializing in gold and middle east affairs he joins us live now from the amount of capital you know there are now mon which is in the past tried to play
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a mediation role in the gulf crisis what role does amman have in these talks and how significant do you think their role can be. well a man has always believed that. there are there is a school for all of the companies in the region to work together we've definitely have differences in terms of perspectives of policies and sort of views but there are ways that countries in the region can find to work together like any other region in the world on my own believes in in peace in and coexistence in dialogue and sorting out their misunderstanding through all negotiations that rather than confrontation or isolation or containment containing iran. online i believe also shares some of the concerns that the g.c.c. states have about the iranian policies but it doesn't necessarily agree with the
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way to deal with iran iran is a neighboring country a very important neighboring country other countries in the region like qatar and kuwait also have different policies towards the around that are different from saudi arabia and the emirates and the only way that we can co-exist and live together in this region is through all negotiation through dialogue for all inclusiveness and not for confrontation or war or threats and that's an important point to make up because in terms of gulf unity i mean clearly the saudis want to see consensus over iran and how much of a problem will this be for states like come on where you are also kuwait you just mentioned them who clearly want to be on neutral ground and see their role as mediators and not taking sides when there is in my opinion there is the stuff is useful old from the u.c.c. states flawed because in one sense. they don't want.


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