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today's news in the week's top stories in our t.v. u.s. lays into israel over plans to build three thousand more set for homes immediately after the palestinians u.n. status was upgraded. egypt is divided as tens of thousands rallied to both support and oppose president morsi with a referendum on a controversial new constitution is set for two weeks time. and the world's top whistle blower promises more sensational revelations next year we talked to judy in the sun explosive interview. good to have you company i'm andrea farmer the u.s.
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is trying to stay israel and the palestinians back to the negotiating table but so far to no avail washington is criticize israel to approval of three thousand more settler homes in disputed territories the move came immediately after the un voted to upgrade palestine to observer state status despite america's opposition artie's poll a slayer now looks at how the vote affects the situation in the middle east. it might have been a foregone conclusion but that didn't dampen the jubilation on the streets of palestine overwhelming support for upgraded palestinian state has to a nonmember observer state in the un one hundred thirty eight voting in favor nine against looking at forty one abstentions six of important political and legal victory to hold israel accountable in a practical way on its violations the national law and its violations of the rights of the palestinian people especially on the expansion of illegal settlements
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palestinians can now apply to join the international criminal court and other global organizations giving them better by. getting chips in dealing with israel but it came at a price within hours tel aviv announced to put building three thousand more homes in the west bank a sure sign that the situation on the ground won't change overnight does it's not a step forward it's a step aside or even you know a step. further let's really believe the international community gives to this violation the us was also quick to cost account of the palestinian party may be unfortunate and counterproductive resolution at the united nations general assembly that just passed today's grand pronouncements will soon fade and the palestinian people will wake up tomorrow and find that little about their lives has changed but washington's unflinching support for tel aviv has separated from some
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of its longtime allies in the un more and more countries are turning their back on decades of negotiations that have led nowhere what has changed has been the continual failure of the us controlled so-called peace process to lead to any kind of end to occupation and what i think was the catalyst here is that political pressure on other matters and on the palestinian authority from their own population from their own people who were saying you know what we've had twenty one years of failed diplomacy we're not looking for twenty two we want something different and that's something means a real shift in policy first and foremost the consensus on the international stage is that israel needs to stop building settlements deemed illegal by the un certainly the international community you know is a horse this way to start a provocation which heroes of course i doubt about so called. it was
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a little more than a year ago that palestinian president mahmoud abbas came to the u.n. in a. good for statehood since then tel aviv and washington's approach to the middle east conflict has gained them an ever shrinking minority of supporters the irony is that the bid was passed on the watcher's of israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and his right wing foreign minister avigdor lieberman it was last year that lieberman boasted in the united nations that the moral majority of western states was with israel it now turns out he was wrong and whether israel wants it or not it's increasingly clear that something needs to give policy r.t. tel aviv. well the u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton says the palestinians you need that forbid at the u.n. peace negotiations but palestinian government spokesman no odor blames israeli territory expansion for the lack of a solution. the current israeli government on the political scene right now in
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israel seems to be a lot more interested in investing in the occupation by way of constructing illegal supplements and more bypass roads creating facts on the ground that undermine and eliminate step by step the prospect of having the two state formula actually practicable and you know. logical for implementation this step scares these where you stop listening because it confronts its occupation with the peace agenda that the world adopts malice to me and like all other peoples in the world deserve the freedom of the life of freedom dignity and independence that other peoples enjoy and the leadership has a responsibility to see that through how months fatah islamic jihad all palestinian factions soup warts this step and they realize of the agree amongst one another that the priority domestic priority now is for rebuilding and reinvigorating the democratic institutions of palestine consolidating this reconciliation and moving
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forward as the state of palestine towards steps on the ground that would reverse the israeli occupation and entrench independence. tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of egypt this week in rival rallies both for and against president morsi and in this lomis backed draft constitution morsi has set a date for a referendum on the chart of eighteen weeks time amid harsh criticism from opponents who claim the draft undermines basic democratic freedoms tom barton brings us this report from kyra. good unrest returns to the streets after the revolution that toppled hosni mubarak after the election that brought in mohamed morsi egypt is in turmoil once again these round the clock protests have been going on for over a week now it resembles early two thousand and eleven when hosni mubarak was removed from power but that was nearly two years ago shouldn't the revolution have
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ended by now the mood on top risk where became defiant again after last week's to creba president morsi meaning his decisions would face new legal challenge we had the revolution to get rid of a tyrant a dictator. in order to do that we made elections and we rid of illusion and made the actions to choose someone to the present us and turned out that this guy is also a tyrant himself however morsi claims his new powers are only temporary you know any of that the people in the world here. will tell you it is a temporary thing it is full immersion see it told us the serious the same thing sift usable on the president that were bought and we stayed under emergency law for seventy years opponents say egypt's new constitution is too islamist could set the country on the road to religious dictatorship but some sections of society are keen to show their support for morsi and the scorn for judges who would block the
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constitution and i'm here to support the president morsi for them so patient might it be for them is opposition from the constitutional court. or most of us knows that since. that is the most it is that i got elected by the vehicle when i was at the fired for his failure the rifts in society are undeniable and perhaps more even than or for a tarion ism the fear is that chaos will tear apart any games made by the revolution this is something new in egypt that's why it's it's more of sitting in a way where you find that people are facing each other in the streets in the ministrations and facing that type of violence from islamic groups egypt's president its government its courts its very constitution are now matters of heated debate one of the few things most of gyptian do seem to agree on after the long night of mubarak a new day is proving elusive tom bottom party. well president morsi has
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called on all egyptians to take part in the referendum and says the constitution is going in the right direction but with the country sinking to new lows of poverty egypt needs more radical changes says the u.k. based journalist and writer neil clark i think more she's made a big mistake he you know he may have thought that basically people and you know bar immigrants gone and therefore have a bit of leeway but no the underlying problems that corruption that approached with the policies of mubarak you know that people want to cling great with these policies they wanted radical change not cosmetic change not merely an exchange of leader carrying on with the same economic policies the same social policies that second they wanted a real radical change they're not getting that and so it really is in a crucial stage now where he's got to listen to the people of egypt has been heard before that had not a temporary how is how they got down the years where governments just said they can't be basically saying you got lost in a very very long time argument our friends and so i think there is that sort of
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fear among egyptians that what they're getting is a new pharaoh and i said they want they wanted more democracy back in twenty eleven but they also wanted fundamental economic changes which haven't come about because they're why. fred concerns of the public about what morsi has done the last few days that's not what the people in the hundreds of thousands took to the streets when twenty eleven must have a new dictator but the underlying cause i think our economic factors and the fact is people voted for morsi because they thought he'd bring change is it that the economy's got worse one in four young egyptians are out of work poverty is on the rise so i think there is this one issue this constitutional crisis at the moment but beyond that there are deeper issues and you have to be addressed. the world's most notorious whistleblower assigns is promising a new sensational expose yet next year equal to the release of thousands of secret american diplomatic cables two years ago in an exclusive interview with r.t. the wiki leaks you premier also claims the us is becoming a totalitarian state with the help of social media the problem is that all the
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time everyone nearly everything they do on the internet is permanently record of every web search you know what you were thinking one you three months ago now you don't know google knows it remembers the national security agency who intercepts the request of the us border it knows will be me. national security agency whistleblower who was the research head of the national security agency's signals intelligence division describes this as turning toward terrorism that all the infrastructure has been built for absolute totalitarianism it's just a matter of turning the kid. actually the kid who has already been through a little bit and is now affecting people who are targeted for us drone strikes organizations work when he reads. national security reporters who are having their sources investigated is already partly turned and the question is would will go all
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the way. to milan a more personal note songe dismissed reports his health is deteriorating and you can see more from the world's top whistleblower in the full interview in about thirty minutes time here on our take. us private bradley manning who is charged with passing classified u.s. documents to wiki leaks says he considered suicide while in detention speaking publicly for the first time since his arrest two years ago the twenty four year old told the pretrial hearing that his detention conditions made him feel like a caged animal and he wanted to hang himself his defense team claim he has suffered mistreatment and abuse in detention and say the charges should be dropped because of his ordeal chashma daraa lawyer and author of a book on manning says even some members of the military are sympathetic to his
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plight. folk pinioned in the military and intelligence and law enforcement is quite divided about this i am not going to lie most people in the military have a very strict by the book attitude towards many of the rules not all of the rules but many and would like to see many convicted but i have talked with infantry one of whom who is caught on camera at that infamous collateral murder helicopter video who sees bradley manning is hero who sees the leaks of the iraq war logs including that helicopter video as an unqualified good because now americans can finally see how that war is actually going to get zero for the afghan war logs there are also people in the f.b.i. who make such a thing as we can weeks was very good for national security including the former director of the minneapolis office of the f.b.i. fully roundly who is a time magazine's person of the year in two thousand and two and i have
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a long interview in my book with the former top cia analyst ray mcgovern who also sees this public knowledge of this benefit to the public debate that our borders should be in measurable good so there is disagreement that the military and intelligence communities about this. coming up shortly ballot box drama in the weight issue boys all the men from polls so many are unconstitutional i mean the new government lacks political popular legitimacy. and dog day for the british media lord leveson publishes his damning report and calls for tighter pressure regulation in the u.k. to bring you the latest details off the shore. i never thought i could earn a living this way. natalee issue of i as
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a report on our. welcome back the legitimacy of the newly elected parliament is being called into question the shiite minority club the biggest. of seats but the opposition boycotted the ballot over the ruling more nicky's decision to amend the. reports polls are closed doors olds are in but the battle over kuwait's political future has only just begun as expected the new parliament is largely consisting of folks who are considered to be closely allied with the ruling power but that is because the opposition didn't front any candidates in a boycott of the vote they've even questioned the outcome before the last ballot was cast voter turnout varied widely from polling place to polling place but with a very low numbers at some locations the legitimacy of the results are certainly bound to be questioned now the crisis was sparked after the islamist dominated
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parliament it was dismissed over a row with the ruling power of the situation was then brought to a boiling point after the emir issued a surprise decree changing the country's complicated voting laws critics allege that it was a move in order to force a more compliant parliament which had sparked massive street battles as well now the political rift is only likely to deepen the question is whether the opposition is now going to take their fight to the streets and whether the monarchy will respond with a heavy hand course what happens here has implications far beyond kuwait's borders as an opec member any sort of unrest is bound to affect oil markets the country is also a hub for the pentagon's ground forces with thousands of combat troops stationed here as a military counterweight to iran now the gulf monarchies have been struggling to fend off possible instability from the arab spring with varying degrees of success kuwait is largely seen as the most tolerant of the countries in this region but the
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worry is of course that the trend could be reversed recent months have seen as fleeting clashes between the position groups and security forces who have used tear gas stun grenades and rubber bullets to disperse crowds political gatherings of more than twenty people have been banned and act. mr camperdown sent authorities and did allow thousands of protesters to gather for a peaceful rally on friday but the worry is that the next few weeks are bound to test the limits of the government's tolerance as well as the self control displayed by the opposition what happens here in kuwait could very well write the next chapter of the arab spring to seek out from the r.t.e. kuwait's. while the opposition says the boycott of the voter mass protests have taken away popular political legitimacy from the next parliament analyst eric draitser says the u.s. backed gulf one again needs to balance its own interests but the influence of the west the most important element in all of this is whether or not the opposition is
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able to stand up against this family the ruling class the ruling class in kuwait and most importantly standing against u.s. imperialism the way in and of itself is not terribly important but when seen in the context of the g.c.c. and seen as one of the most reliable u.s. allies particularly juxtaposed against what is happening in bahrain then we understand that the united states and the western powers cannot allow the saw family to fall you have to see that kuwait is a launching point in a possible war against iran so all of these taken together really shows that the united states has both political geo political and then of course social reasons why they want to maintain the status quo. now in other news britain's coalition government is divided following the leveson report into press standards u.k. newspapers were accused of wreaking havoc on the lives of innocent people with the report calling for illegally regulator which critics fear could clamp down on press freedom artie's. has this report. revelations that the british press
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phone hacking sparked a wave of public revulsion and kicked off one of the biggest media scandals the u.k. has seen in years at times that threaten to engulf not just fleet street. but downing street as well as the allegations went all the way to the heart of the british government to douse the flames number ten ordered the creation of the leveson inquiry in order to investigate the claims and now two years in the making after a chorus line of celebrity witness says and millions in taxpayers' money the leveson report damning about the press and heavily critical of both the police and the government for what it says was their cozy relationship with the media cameron has been shown with hunt to have been actually batting for the murdoch empire as part of all of this so you know i think there needs to be a bit more of
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a focus on the failures of the police to actually do anything about these criminal acts lord leveson his recommendation is behind the standards of self-regulation by the press in forced by legislation and that's what critics fear could stifle the already declining newspaper industry and deal a huge blow to the freedom of the press in the u.k. is there any way in which you can be a little bit censored or a little bit monitored. most people say no with britain now in the midst of a post leveson hangover is the country's two top politicians who are likely to be the most embarrassed david cameron might be suffering from some uncomfortable flashbacks. back in october the prime minister promised to support the leveson recommendations as long as they went bonkers and cut to last week i have some serious concerns and misgivings on this recommendation they break down into issues of principle practicality but david cameron's change of heart regarding the
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inquiries findings would be causing him half the headache that nick clegg might be nursing at the moment the liberal democrat deputy prime minister used to talk about liberal democracy a labor previous. will be remembered as the government who took your freedoms away we want to be remembered as the ones who gave them but not anymore here he is off the leveson published their report i have always said that i would support lord justice leveson reforms providing they are proportionate and workable and i will come on to why i believe that is the case as far as the report's corporate core proposal is concerned namely a tougher system of so for a glacial supported by new independent checks recognised in law recent polls suggest that over two thirds of britons have little or no faith in the newspaper industry anymore and with revelations about the strong links between the police the
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politicians and the media it's not only trust in fleet street that's. i think going to be the word you know obviously we've been very worried about his press for some time i think it's always gone on but we should keep an eye on it and be aware of it . with opinions raging for and against new legislation it's turning into a no win situation for those in power by questioning the results of the inquiry david cameron looked to his critics like he abandoned the victims of media intrusion for some good press which is what got the government in trouble in the first place. artsy london. but we've plenty more stories on our website including flying into trouble is washington pushes its drone program over the us a space of crashes and the misses civilian authorities questioning their safety find out more at r.t. dot com person so online amateurish news agencies are left red in the face after
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publishing a scientifically floor diagram they claim was proof of iran's nuclear bomb ambitions which critics say could have been produced by any nuclear science. now russian gas could soon be flowing directly to the u.k. energy giants big pay and gazprom are talking business is britain seeks to bolster its energy security the north string pipeline could be extended to the u.k. by twenty sixteen with a deal set to be signed in the middle of next year right now the pipeline runs from russia to germany under the baltic sea but it would need to be extended six hundred miles to reach britain the project appeals to london because it offers diversifying gas supplies that are mostly coming from the middle east. let's take a look now at some other news making the headlines this hour taliban suicide bombers have a u.s. military base in the city of jalalabad in eastern afghanistan afghan intelligence
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officials say there were as many as eight militants explosions went off outside the gate and a gun battle in shoe nato officials say at least one afghan guard was killed and several foreign troops injured. in japan say seven people are missing after a tunnel collapsed trapping an unknown number of vehicles local police say they have found several bodies in one of the cars in a tunnel the accident on a highway west of tokyo caused a fire with plumes of smoke seen exiting the four kilometer long tunnel the road remains closed while the cause of the accident is being investigated. north korea says it will try to launch a long range rocket later this month. after a previous attempt failed the move will likely further strain relations with washington and neighboring south korea the u.s. has previously suspended food aid to the state to pyongyang went ahead with a test a rocket test in april so has my meeting meanwhile has nearly tripled its missile
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range after a recent deal with the us. a shocking video apparently showing syrian rebel atrocities has been making waves online countries republican from communications that last a day but today's we examine who could be behind the information blackout that's just ahead plus the u.s. closes the door to high tech innovators from a brutal despite foreigners previously spearheading the country's digital revolution we've got the details for sure. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realized everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm sorry welcome to the big picture.
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