tv Inside Story 2019 Ep 176 Al Jazeera June 26, 2019 2:32pm-3:02pm +03
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a hard look at the economic challenges in palestine. a lifeline for palestinian refugees as donor pledges more than a $100000000000.00 but it's still far short of what's needed. robin you want you are just there a lot of my headquarters here in doha also coming up president trump threatens to veto a 4 and a half 1000000000 dollar bill passed by the house to help migrants detained at the border. also zimbabweans fear the return of hyperinflation the local dollar is revived 10 years after it became worthless. welcome to the program palestinians a responded with derision and anger to donald trump the long awaited middle east peace plan senior white house advisor jared cushion and as the economic part of the plan in manama on tuesday he calls it the opportunity of the century for
palestinians and says their acceptance is a precondition for peace while still in jordan has more from washington d.c. . their business leaders and government officials are in mahna mahna to discuss the us his latest effort to resolve the israeli palestinian conflict a $50000000000.00 economic overhaul for the palestinian people and the region the us president's son in law has been working on this plan which relies on both private and public funding since 2017 this effort is better refer to as the opportunity of the century if leadership has the courage to pursue it this is about creating opportunity for the palestinian people this is about creating opportunity for the people throughout the middle east if implemented correctly and competently the economic plan i will go through now will lead to growth and better lives cushion or end other u.s.
officials say this could be the solution to decades of war occupation and mistrust the palestinians disagree they're not at the conference the white house plan ignores a strategy supported for decades by the international diplomatic community negotiated borders and land swaps a guaranteed right of return for palestinian refugees an agreement on the legal status of jerusalem and security guarantees for israel even so repeated u.s. brokered talks have not succeeded in 2 states living side by side in security and peace by direct message to the palestinian people is that despite what those who have let you down in the past tell you president trump and america have not given up on you this workshop is for you. the vision we developed and released if executed correctly will lead to a better future for the palestinian people a future of dignity prosperity and opportunity is the gathering worth it if only to
highlight its importance ultimately everything will have to be settled between the israelis and the palestinians but what is important is that this meeting illustrates regional support for desk process in other words the arab states are unified in their support for. peace plan the israeli palestinian conflict once again is getting attention but it's not clear the leaders down for a while will be the way to peace for the palestinians and the israelis rosalyn jordan al-jazeera washington and due to the conference is known the way the head of the international monetary fund says any solution must focus on creating jobs for palestinians. what is high on awfully would be low is unemployment where we have 30 percent unemployment in the west bank and about 50 percent unemployment in gaza and the background of that which i think is critical for what the plan is pursuing is
the working population you have a very very. quickly growing population about 5 millions at the moment between the 2. territories probably going to double from 5 to 10 millions in 2050 that's the estimate and in 203060 percent of the population will be working age which is great and but great if the jobs are there difficult if there is no climate nor can patient for those young people coming to the market the palestinian authority and its rival hamas have both denounced the plan accusing president trump of trying to eliminate the palestinian cause. the conference held at the moment in bahrain is a political conference with an economic coverup it is totally a political event with the financial and economic camouflage simply for the reason
that this conference and the deal called the deal of the century is aimed at achieving the following 1st to lay the foundation for terminating the palestinian cause 2nd giving the green light to the zionist enemy to extend its occupation and control over the entire west bank palestinian leaders have calls for more protests against the plan with rallies expected in gaza and the occupied west bank for more on this let's join that ibrahim our correspondent in ramallah and of course neither i mean basically the palestinian reaction was going to be angry but really what's the reaction to the workshop itself. so the palestinians are saying that any solution to the palestinian israeli conflict should include a political component we've heard from many people in protests and who say we're not seeking a better life under occupation but we want the end of it and they say that efforts at minimum aim to focus solely in economic prospects to solve to give people more
money basically to shut them up we've heard the similar context from the palestinian ambassador to the u.k. . who says what that it seems that what's happening here is a property at least a deal with israelis get the properties where palestinians get the cash. from economic projects. they want because obviously one of the big issues in statehood. it's the top definitely and it's also ending the occupation having east jerusalem as the capital of palestinians so what palestinians are saying here that economy is important foreign aid is important let's remember that palestinians are living now if financial crisis due to a decline in aid but they say all of that should happen in parallel with a political prospect and a political process as well as that there is the arab peace initiative that talks about having israeli palestinian conflict solved before the arabs normalize their relations with israel and what seems to be happening here according to many
analysts that normalization with israel from some pantries is starting to happen before that and that the fear is that they will be implementing a peace initiative in diverse and not as how it was presented at 1st. of course while you monitor or goes on but workshop of course one of the thank you . as the borrowing conference got underway the un agency responsible for palestinian refugees was asking for more than a $1000000000.00 at its annual pledging conference in new york. just over 110000000 and the agency warns it's not enough to alleviate the crisis caused by the u.s. cutting funding last year i think the situation is extremely precarious when you think of a 1000000 people possibly not receiving food assistance in gaza in addition to all the other hardships that they face it's something that nobody should even contemplate allowing to happen she returns it has more from the un's. after the
trumpet ministration cut off all funding for the un relief and works agency $42.00 countries stepped up and increased their share of funding in order to make up the shortfall this meeting in part is to remind and should be those donors to ensure that funding continues in 2019 what's fascinating about the timing of this is it does happen on the same day as gerard cushion his workshop in bahrain for the financial aspects of his deal of the century and the same arguments that were being used by gerard kirshner for his deal were being used by jason green blatt the trumpet ministration negotiator for ending funding for the un agency that looks after refugees we're doing this for the palestinians the un refugee agency isn't good enough for them we want the palestinians to prosper even though as a result of that funding shortfall there could be enormous humanitarian consequences it is also interesting that there is a suspicion here that it is intimately connected to the question of plan that
there's a thought in washington perhaps that if you end funding for the un refugee agency the relief the refugee agency that works for the palestinians then perhaps you can say there is no longer a refugee problem there's no issue of the right of return and that's very much on the minds you can tell of delegates of this conference that they want to keep the funding for the u.n. relief and works agency to make sure that the issue of refugees doesn't disappear that the trump administration can't simply say look now that the unruh has gone maybe there is no refugee problem and we can just move on with the deal of the century. saudi military officials say they've intercepted and destroyed a huge the drone targeting homes near its border with yemen the drone was brought down near the residential area miche out to it is also home to a military base it's the latest in a series of attacks on saudi air holes and infrastructure by yemen's rebels. and the photograph of a father and daughter who drowned in the river in the us mexico border is
highlighting the dangers migrants face trying to reach the u.s. and we do warn you that you may find some of the images disturbing oscar alberto martinez mirrors and his 23 month old daughter malaria from el salvador died at the weekend the photographer says the father tried to cross with malaria on his back while his wife returned to the mexican shoreline but he became tired and the pair were swept away by the current bodies were recovered on monday. the u.s. house of representatives has approved a $4500000000.00 aid package to help asylum seekers coming across the mexican border the bill includes money to help shelter and feed migrants in custody and improve standards for their care but president trump has threatened to veto the measure meanwhile the acting head of the u.s. border protection agency has announced his resignation. and more than 100 migrant children have been returned to an already overcrowded detention center in texas
despite reports of appalling conditions lawyers who inspected the facility say children didn't have access to soap or toothbrushes and hadn't showered since they'd crossed the mexican border about 250 children were moved away from the facility on the outskirts of el paso few days ago. well still ahead here on al-jazeera the field say of murdered saudi journalist demands the un taken action on a recent report about his death. and the united states rallies support for its new sanctions against iran those stories after the break. how we got fired and dry weather across into these are the my bit further north america lively showers biggest downpours there affecting the philippines some heavy showers i just saw the east of manila 111 meters of fright in 24 hours and many of
the spots will see the heavy downpours as we go on through the next couple days no great surprises here but you see this massive either thunderstorms affecting the philippines that'll be the case over the next couple of days is actually a developing system just to the east of luzon as well more than possibly also saying some lava showers further south that we go with are fine and dry weather and the dry weather stretches down across a good part of australia a little more cloud just making its way into southern parts of wy so we will see some increasing our wet weather just spilling in here across the bite as we go through the next day or so to the southeast high pressure in charge will see temperatures getting up to around 16 celsius in melbourne 17 that the sydney scene overnight lows very close to freezing melbourne seeing temperatures around 3 or 4 celsius overnight crisp sunshine by day increasing tad will spill its way in from the west as we go on through friday may well for new zealand it stays fine and dry
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of america watching al-jazeera of the cell romney a reminder of our top stories white house advisor has unveiled the economic part of a u.s. middle east peace plan in bahrain warn the palestinians are acceptance of the initiative is a precondition for peace the palestinians have rejected the proposal. also the donors have placed $113000000.00 to help millions of palestinian refugees this year but it falls far short of more than $1000000000.00 it's needed and rottweilers been struggling to cash since the u.s. government cut funding last year and president trumpets are to veto new legislation aimed at addressing the surging numbers of asylum seekers coming across the mexican border the house of representatives approved a $4500000000.00 aid package which includes help to shelter and feed those in custody. that's just returned to our top story on the u.s. plan for the middle east many say without a political solution to the israeli palestinian conflict an economic one is
unlikely and here's why the world bank reports that palestine's g.d.p. growth projection is minimal for the next 2 years the israeli restrictions of course in gaza is economy to collapse the palestinian g.d.p. was 14700000000 dollars last year. israel's economy is 20 times that figure almost one in every 3 palestinians are out of work unemployment average is up 30 percent in the occupies west bank and 50 percent in gaza the u.n. says nearly 70 percent of garza's population doesn't have enough food and in february israel started withholding some of the tax revenues meant to account for 65 percent of the palestinian authority's budget somebody who is policy advisor at. the palestinian policy network joins me now from ramallah good to have you with us on the program sir let's just begin with it's not the 2 t. surely for people to talk to each other at this conference in manama while there
are no senior palestinian or israeli officials there there are palestinian business not businessmen and israeli businessman is that something to take from this conference or what kind of to achieve. i actually don't see it as an opportunity the u.s. side finding 5 uncle toms from the palestinian community to attend.