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not to break international law sparking concern among countries with separatist movements that a dangerous precedent has been set. this is the way that this is going to pick these ruining our present that we can of the relationship between the human being an offender or a victim of racism an arab israeli man of finds himself behind bars after having consensual sex with a jewish woman who complained to police afterwards saying who tricked her into believing he was also a jew. and a law school board delays of moving on in the alleged neo nazi group accused of dozens of murders and other race crimes while psychiatric tests are carried out.
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you're watching r t live from central moscow it's two in the morning here thank you for joining us and now it's where top story kossovo unilateral declaration of independence from serbia in two thousand and eight did not break international law the international court of justice in the hague has ruled that judges decided that there is no legal article which prohibits declarations of sovereignty sparking concerns among countries with separatist movements that a dangerous precedent has been set. the highest court of the united nations rejected serbia's claim that cost of both secession in february two thousand and eight violated its territorial integrity the u.s. and most european nations recognize kossovo but the russian foreign ministry backing the serbian position said the court intentionally avoided ruling on the legality of kossovo as an independent state moscow wants bilateral talks between serbia and kosovo to resolve their differences journalist and historian
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a bush criticized the court's decision as in that credible. it's pretty much a death sentence for international law this is a textbook case of. clear violation of both the un resolution twelve forty four and all the accepted norms of international law. honestly was expecting a more nuanced decision along the lines of it was illegal but it doesn't matter quite honestly didn't expect the world court to take such a directly pro-american position to be perfectly honest course of always much independent does munch equal or vichy france was in world war two it's a puppet state it suffers from and democrat option abuses of power its government structure can be best described as organized crime is not a state in any way shape or form just because the us state department says it is a doesn't mean it is a case of course it was just a naked land grab and if it's allowed to stand and serbia itself may actually soon
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. fall apart disappear serbia as a country cannot afford to simply let this slide for the past twenty years there have been wars and conflicts in the balkans stemming from the collapse of yugoslavia and each time there was any sort of dispute the serbs turned out to be on the losing end and the principles that the so-called international community adopted along the way varied according to the needs of the moment there's no principle here really that can consistently apply over the past twenty years except the serbs always lose and that's clearly not a principle you can build a policy on belgrade said today it will never accept cost of those declaration of independence viewing it as a breach of service territorial integrity but does not want to rule cos of those residents boy in a burka issue of foreign policy editor at serbian national television says the pristina has avoided by lateral talks with belgrade in the past serbia can now
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bring the issue for discussion at the un general assembly. what thought it is in belgrade now say and what we now expect is that they have left this decision. about whether of course all can be a sovereign state or not an independent state is left to the general assembly of the united nations and indeed i think that it is certain that the serbian authorities will now ask the question and refer the question to the. general assembly and the debate will continue there and it will be the decision all the general assembly that will change more things than this ruling which isn't unimportant but it says less than we thought it would. are now deciding about their own lives and it is their free will i'm not the spokes person of the government government but what i've heard from our government seems to me as if serbia does not want to rule over. and decide about their lives it only wants
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a minimum of sovereignty over the territory recognize the sovereignty that does not imply serbian right to actually run the daily lives of course of all being aeons and serbia head in the past several different proposals on how to resolve this all of which were very quickly rejected by the big powers except for four for russia and china and there wasn't much room for for serbia to corporate or negotiate. you are with our broadcasting twenty four hours a day from the russian capital and still to come in the program a manhunt is underway in southern russia. we fall a police operation across north caucasus searching for those behind wednesday's attack on a hydroelectric power station and the shooting dead two guards. raped
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by deception and this was the verdict of an israeli court in an arab man and now facing eighteen months in jail for having sex with a jewish woman who says he tricked her into falsely believing he was a jew the case of a some work i sure who's planning to appeal the court's decision has raised questions about discrimination in the israeli judicial system and as our reports even couples who openly choose to enter an interracial relationship face a still iffy. this jewish jerusalem suburb is surrounded by arab neighborhoods and far from cultivating a culture of tolerance vigilante style jewish patrol groups calling themselves fire for judaism stand watch outside the local shopping mall their mission to prevent arab men mixing with local jewish girls the municipality has created a twenty four hour hotline where parents and friends can phone to rat on jewish schools breaking this to boot a specially trained team of counselors and psychologists is on standby to rescue
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them as we should more. and it's important to save our traditions culture history and identity because without this who are we from my experience we can see that the chances for a healthy relationship between you really do and an arab man very very low it's because of the great differences between these two cultures shut up at any of the most recent case involves an arab man who posed as a jewish bachelor a jewish woman agreed to have sex with him but after she found out he was an arab and not a jew she filed a police complaint the courts took the case so seriously that he's now being convicted of rape by deception and same tools to eighteen months to present the judge stated he had an obligation to protect the public concept the state of criminals who could know an innocent victims but reactions to the verdict defer i think if the women want to do it it's stored lord a lot different it's our belief or more of a because something like this usually do is girls don't know where they're guys.
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unless it's a choice you know. there should be a choice you didn't leave a choice but in prison is too much and this is the way that this conflict is ruining our present arrives that we cannot have relationships that we cannot be just human being arabs make up a fifth of israel's population but relationships between arabs and jews are rare former palestinian minister. says fights break out almost weekly and night clubs and other puppy. places over the issue it's not religion he says it's racism there are jewish gangs which are against. anywhere. in the two years ronnie white here and kitty been tata have been together they've never been
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physically threatened he's muslim she's jewish but they're not thinking about leaving israel because they say it's simply too difficult on other levels and when my family found out they were very adamant about cutting me off on every level. for acting as a traitor to everybody and for being an inch and making that choice right now the israeli parliament considering it will require prospective israeli citizens to teach as a jewish democratic state i would be furious most refused to swear allegiance to a state they believe explicitly excludes and marginalizes them. earlier we spoke to two experts with deferring views on the case done a poor guy she was the head of the center for victims of crime and easy thinks the verdict is fair and israeli political journalists and analyst gideon levy who disagrees. i don't think it could have been different the service case the
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president that we heard lust here was say jewishness a prominent. who misled serry fluor. or no injury women into believing that he would help them flee and then surely they had sex with him when he was charged and here was sentenced to twelve years in prison and he was jewish say don't think it's a racist thing we are adults people who are grown up people and we know that in any relationship between men and women. since more lies white lies and blake lies he could deny her about his age he could tell her he loved her and he didn't love her he could tell her that he has a car and he doesn't have a car this will be sure there really shows that he is a most of them will pretend to be a jew and this is the subtext of the whole thing don't touch
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a women that's the subtext efe the judges the men do the diff they didn't mean it but that's the meaning of a moscow court has delayed its verdict on a group of the kings a murderer and other neo nazi race hate crimes until psychiatric tests on four of the accused the manner of dozens of ethically motivated killings and terror plots and if convicted could face life in jail stacey begins has more. some of the defendants said that they are guilty of some of the charges some of them say that they are innocent so there is a nit picking of who is guilty and who is and it's that and we spoke to a defense attorney of one of those people during a break and he really went at the prosecution saying that they had errors in the polyphony investigation and their error is going on right now and that is the reason why this trial is closed now the not the defendants on this case are young guys they're only in their twenty's but the prosecution says not let their aides believe pull you that they are extremely dangerous and that they are governed by
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extremist idea not the thirteen alleged neo nazis are accused of four main things of murdering twenty seven people because of ethnic hatred prepping to launch a terrorist attack participating and in a legal and illegal extremist network and citing ethnic hatred now according to the f.s.b. when agents went in slow rest these guys they put on a strong defense moving so agents and the agents also says that during this the west arrests they found several weapons and explosives now if these men are found guilty they could face life in prison these men were found or are accused of being guilty of having illegal ties with an extremist network and that group is called the national socialist society and the mission behind this group is to rule a socialist russia and to up root and essentially get rid of all immigrants but who
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is really responsible they're resting socially people who are foot soldiers they're young and they don't really have the money or the power to have a network like this so who's funding that. and who's organizing it and they say until the the masterminds behind this organization are brought to light and brought to justice russia cannot claim victory against extremists but you have the. foreigners of the nationalist movement saying look you can come at us at whatever direction you want we're not going anywhere we're fighting a race war and we're here to stay and i spoke to a supporter a wife of a person who market that he was targeting traders for central from central asia that were in moscow and she said you know what i'm proud of my husband he's a soldier and more russians need to step up and be heroes here's more of our amazing interview. this self professed and deeply religious woman is full of hate
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hate for those who are different hate for immigrants she accuses of occupying disrespecting and contaminating her nation russians she insists are fighting a race war motivated by love books a love for one homeland and i would nation love for people families where people don't just date and then break up but rather they get married in church they don't practice abortions they don't support interesting marriages. ethnically mixed communities and what are your thoughts about me i'm not russian i'm african american i'm here are you upset that your government gave me a visa what are your thoughts on that. i believe everyone should live in their own home. armed with this belief and inspired by racist blocking her husband. and two fellow students. market in two thousand and six they target it because of
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the number of traders that come from central asia and china a blast killed fourteen attacks against non-slip at looking people are often brutal and in cases like yours kosky market they are deadly the deeds of angry mob family outnumber victims all recorded by racist and then posted on nationalist websites. activists call the situation out of control when a local nonprofit crime watchdog group had knowledge of it is slowly getting better let you know what needs to started seizing the most odious groups that had been involved in systematic violence and terrorism during the last two years the largest formations in moscow were dispelled and the key activists and murderers detained. she says one thousand people have been killed due to hate crimes in two thousand and ten that's down from fifty for the same time period last year but that map does little to satisfy maggots who feel suffer lions is better and police protection is supposed. you know people take care of their own safety.
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comes interaction after a crime is committed and. asked for veronica her husband is serving a life sentence for actions neither of them regret and for a cause they both support. r.t. . the russian president has ordered security to be stepped up at all critical facilities in the north caucasus this follows wednesday's attack on a hydroelectric station and. where gunmen a shot dead two security guards before setting off explosions and trying to blow up the dam at the plant they made dimitri medvedev also want top officials they could be sacked if they fail to ensure its safety at key infrastructure sites. this isn't a sporadic event this is a case of criminal activity and blatant negligence law enforcement bodies and companies should do everything in their power to avert any repetition of events
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like this in the future and if this does happen again none of the law enforcement or company executives will remain in the job since we've seen nothing similar to this before so we must draw the most serious conclusions from it. meanwhile a huge manhunt to track down the culprits for the attack is underway in the north caucasus. has the latest. it's been reported that the militants are. behind the storming of this hydro plant in the north caucasus on wednesday morning a group of up to five forced their way into the. plant killing two police officers at the entrance members of the gang who were reportedly identified by employees of the station as the attackers although there's been no official confirmation of the gang detonated equivalent to ten kilos of t.n.t. the explosions didn't damage the plan and didn't affect the electricity supply of
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the region security has been tightened at all the energy facilities across russia manhunt is underway although. less violence than. north caucasus republic such as. it was the scene of the fiercest fighting in october two thousand and five than dozens of militants stormed the capital city attacking police man and governmental officers one hundred forty people were killed among them ninety two militants last ten attacks in force and officials. in this region in the very heart of russia's north caucasus known to be a haven for militants that's reporting from russia's southern republic of. and now some other big stories from around the world. north korea has called for
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a halt to the south korean american and military exercises saying they threaten a host for a nuclear free korean peninsula yongbyon also describe the new american sanctions imposed against the north as a clear expression of intensified his still ety the issue is to be discussed by u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton and other countries at the ongoing a c. and regional forum in vietnam relations have plunged to their lowest of decades between the two neighboring states after north korea was accused of sinking a warship belonging to the south. at least fifteen people have been killed in twenty one blinded by a car bomb near the northern iraqi city of baquba the blast struck a shopping area near a shiite mosque demolishing buildings and setting cars on fire it was the third attack this week in the diyala province which has been known as an insurgent stronghold iraq has seen a recent wave of sustained violence and is still without
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a new government a five months after inconclusive parliamentary elections in march. was sweeping across southern china bringing more to russia will reign to the country the storm comes after severe flooding and landslides that have left more than seven hundred people dead and around three hundred fifty missing roads bridges and houses have collapsed with the cost of damage from the disaster put at over twenty billion dollars it's china's worst flooding in over a decade. the u.s. senate has thrown a lifeline to unemployed americans with a new bill extending welfare for a further three modest two and a half million people who have been without financial support for seven weeks will now get relief from the thirty four billion dollars package delayed negotiations between democrats and republicans over the legislation that money was caught off
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senators say they will send the bill to the white house to be signed as soon as possible they need to remember. and i'll be back in ten minutes with all the latest headlines in just a few moments though our journalist and author jonathan cook who says that ease royal is a regional bully which actually benefits from division that's coming up. what
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now have jonathan koch a freelance journalist and author of three books mr koch thank you very much for joining us here on r.t. you are the only western journalist to be based here in nazareth the largest arab town in israel what kind of different insight does this give you to the conflict as opposed to most foreign journalists who are based in the centers of tel aviv jerusalem and ramallah that location in itself. tends to select the focus of your work tends to prejudge what the issues major issues here are in the conflict and i think journalists who are based in the normal cities like jerusalem and tel aviv tend to assume that the conflict began in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven that it's a product of the occupation of the palestinian territories the west bank and gaza whereas my focus has been based being based inside israel in a palestinian or arab community how do you want to describe it is to see that the conflict predates nine hundred sixty seven why do you feel that is all should not be classified as a democracy bearing in mind that the arab community here can vote they can form
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their own political party this idea that just because you have voting rights therefore you live in a democracy so superficially it sounds persuasive but actually it's not very persuasive and one of the ways to highlight that is by looking at the very early years the first twenty years of israel's existence when the palestinians inside israel lived under a military government. they couldn't move outside of their communities without a permit from military government a government lived under martial law but during that period they had full voting rights so with with a living under in a democracy the question really is. how did israel engineer a situation where it could give voting rights to its palestinian minority and not feel threatened by me today that there are several palestinian parties about one of them of ever being allowed to serve in the government none of them of held any positions of responsibility what's happened is that you can only participate in the government if you subscribe to this position which is that we jews are privileged
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population inside the country this isn't just about the parliament applies to many other kinds of spheres of life for them for instance there's no the palestinian minority have no control of their schooling their curriculum is decided by the jewish majority in your book blood and religion you've accused israel of a long slow process of ethnic cleansing but do you not think the fact that since nine hundred forty nine the arab israeli population as well as the palestinian population within the west bank and gaza the fact that those populations have grown considerably doesn't that challenge the theory you put forward well it's grown yes but the question is not just about the numbers it's also a question about where they live of course has been a lot of ethnic cleansing going on in the last seventy sixty seventy years and some people would argue that actually what israel is doing qualifies as genocide whether one wants to adopt that view or not there's a very clear issue here about where palestinians are being allowed to live and slowly they've been pushed further and further out of their historic homeland to
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the very margins of it now outside of it is where we simply change the oath upon entering the israeli parliament no longer do members of parliament swear allegiance only to the state of israel but also to a jewish democratic state why do you think this happened what is the significance well this is part of a much wider trend to do with loyalty what it would boil to legislation as the government's now calling it mr mr lieberman's party. the far right party i've already mentioned he he he got elected. he's the third largest party in the parliament he was elected all of them or you look out over the board to your citizenship and his party has been introducing a series of bills to try and ensure that palestinian citizens have less and less legitimacy within the political system and not all of the bills are being passed but but they're changing the whole discourse in israel into one in which the assumption is that palestinians are not loyal they have should have no rights they
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have to prove their loyalty and so this is very much part of that whole circle the same kind of move you talk about lack of loyalty that we see in elders where the member of parliament earnings wabi lost some of her purpose just because she participated in the fraternity which some israelis felt essentially put her wall with as well but it's a strange idea that you need to be at war with humanitarian activists to try to bring aid to the people of gaza. i have asked question for all of us we should look at say what is it legitimate to attack in international waters both taking aid to people who are you know what according to all the other surveys taken by by international bodies like united nations are suffering from malnutrition many other things so but i mean of course it was a very different situation and she's not only doing that as a concern global citizen which is interesting because it's her people she is a member of the palestinian people you've stated that israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu his first term of office was characterized by the deceit of the american president clinton and also attempts to destroy the peace process do you
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believe that the strategy continues now in his second term of office he's saying to a group of settlers he doesn't think he's being filmed he doesn't realize he's being filmed but he tells the this group of settlers exactly what he did in his first term in the late ninety's during the all slow process and that what he did was to deceive bill clinton to give it away very small areas of of occupied territory in return for agreements that they would have to give much larger areas of occupied territories and thereby destroy the whole principle of the overall slower process and of course although he doesn't say it's. that that very much explains the palestinian reaction which led to the second intifada while following on from what you've said is this was my you say that israel actually once and benefits from the chaos of the middle east well i've argued that israel is in favor of chaos in the middle east partly because. it's following in a tradition of a well known colonial tradition of dividing and rule one that israel has
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implemented in the occupied territories the lesson israel learned from that is it's a very effective way of stopping any kind of resistance to your plans the palestinians have struggled to to counteract israel's initiatives because they've been so divided. it's been a very useful strategy inside israel in the occupied territories what is the solution would you support a one state solution i'm support anything that brought peace and gave palestinians and israeli jews the right to live happy contented lives. the question is how do you achieve that now some people say you can do it through two state solution i don't actually think that's even technically possible any longer if it ever was we're talking about very small areas of land that would be left to the palestinians nobody's talking about it being a militarized state who control the borders i mean there are all sorts of questions that nobody really wants to look at in any kind of depth at the moment because everybody knows the answers would mean that this wouldn't really be
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a proper state jonathan karl thank you very much for joining us here on r.t. . lead. thanks. for watching r.t. live from moscow one tests are still here with the headlines the engine.


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