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live. egypt gets a new constitution is the islamist backed document when strong support from the public but deep divisions remain between opposition and government supporters over the course the country's taking. israel approves twelve hundred more settler homes in east jerusalem the expansion coming despite international condemnation and warnings over the peace process with the palestinians. as christmas presents are under wraps across the world the jury's out on whether the eurozone leaders behaved well enough for a sense that answered their wishes will brussels sprout wonders or not our team tries to figure out what's in the bag for europe.
three am in moscow i met très a good to have you with us here on r t our top story this hour official results confirm that egypt's new constitution is passed the national referendum winning a hair less than sixty four percent of the vote the country's electoral commission's announce the final tally after investigations into fraud egypt's witnessed weeks of violence with a two stage referendum sowing deep divisions between supporters and opponents of the country's president gyptian president mahmoud morsi says in acting the new constitution quickly will bring stability chance to focus on fixing the economy those against the islam is leaving charter have deprived the referendum is fundamentally illegitimate middle east history professor lawrence davidson says they have reason to be worried. i think they'd be opposition to.
democracy. then yes the us lars. if you look at democracy in the west particularly in the united states and so it is in europe. constitutions of these democracies we garance he writes minardi on the other hand not time to him i don't guarantee. a sort of. unusual or not normal not going to be something that should go it's going to get on t.v. so it's the rights of the minority that are the worry some of the liberals in each and they have a right to be worried. israel is given a green light to building another twelve hundred new settlements in east jerusalem on a land considered illegally occupied under international law this in addition to the
already approved construction of thousands of homes in the west bank in retaliation over the palestinians un status update upgrade artie's middle east correspondent policy or has more. what we're witnessing is that israel is continuing with its expansion of settlements and this new announcement is that it has approved the building of some one thousand two hundred new secure homes in globe which is a neighborhood in east jerusalem across the green line it comes in less than a month after israel's controversial statement that it was planning to build in the one corridor all which links jerusalem to the west bank and this is a real line for many states and certainly we've witnessed that kind of criticism and condemnation from the international community since the palestinians went to the united nations several weeks ago for upgraded statehood there have been some five and a half thousand new secure homes announced in terms of what the israelis were building israel has undergone as i say strong international criticism for these
announcements with many in the international community voicing their intense displeasure at these actions by the jewish state in fact the israel's closest ally which is the united states in a rare and blunt move said it is well was engaging in to quote a pattern of provocative action by continuing with settlement expansionist plans domestically the kind of statements that the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is making with his proposal and plan to go ahead with the settlement building is current favorite among the israeli left certainly he is appealing to right when voters and according to the polls he is likely to win the next parliamentary election so these kind of statements are playing into the election that are safe to happen about a month from now at the same time has largely rebuffed the criticism from the international community saying that you receive them is the eternal capital of the
state of israel and will continue to build them a united to see them he says expresses a wide national agreement and so he this is the kind of sentiment that is feeding into the israeli public and then there is of course some. school of thought that points back to two thousand and five when the israelis withdrew from settlements in the gaza strip with some critics asking whether or not all of the fear at the moment will ultimately lead to the same kind of conclusion the question mark over whether or not in the future israel will have to withdraw from the settlements that it is announcing today it's planning on building. around a half a million people currently live in israeli settlements but peace campaigner dr ron pundak maintains israel would not have to relocate all the settlers if a territorial agreement with the palestinians as reached settlements is definitely within the vocabulary of talking into the center right voters so i believe that between now and twenty second of january we'll see only elevation of the discourse
from the prime minister in a round of the issue of settlements i hope that those will see only messages which are connected to elections and not to the islet peace and practices on the ground of the five hundred thousand of being divided that are two hundred thousand total with the injured was a limb and this is a total agreement with the palestinian side of the negotiations in the past that all the two hundred would stay inside is why we agreed delineate the borders of jews then we have the three hundred thousand in the west bank those approximately two hundred thousand out of them which are living very close that just sent to the green line would become part of is well within the exchange of territories and there is a in my knowledge your for approximately eighty to one hundred thousand israelis which will have to be evacuated as happened in two thousand and five with our previous government offered shown in which is will evacuate approximately ten thousand which was just a good example for the fact that we can make it so if between us in peace will be
stand him. remember you can always find more information by clicking on our t. dot com including this how the u.s. is about to commence a new large scale deployment this coming year washington will be sending troops to as many as thirty five african countries more on that online plus. the catholic church gives believers and culture lovers a real christmas present find out what the multi-million year old are databases or at r t dot com. has been making his appointed rounds and hopefully you got what you wanted this christmas but there's been more window shopping people actually parting with their hard earned cash this season even the catholic church has had to rely on
a little old fashioned christian charity to help stage its traditional mass in st peter's basilica cost for this year's more frugal nativity are mostly paid with donations and in the eurozone peter all over has been looking at whether the wishlist of those in charge maybe too much or even a high powered santa claus to him. it's a time of goodwill and cheer and giving and for one particularly jolly gent it is busiest time of the year but santa has taken a little bit of time out from clear delivering presents to the boys and girls to join me here in central berlin hi something. well you have not come on the slate that i see no no it's just a second where it's more comfortable you know keeping within the twenty first century there now i understand you've got some letters from the boys and girls and you're going to share with us something here ok all right now this one has come from a little boy in greece he says exactly what he wants for christmas and for twenty thirteen. dear santa for christmas i would really like
a fiscal policy which would see my country's debt be reducing one hundred twenty four percent of our annual output from twenty twenty i know that this is a big ask but it will stop the international monetary fund getting even more annoyed with us although we didn't make the whole thirty billion euros worth of savings we promised just recently we did try very hard. dimitri said marise. well who else has been writing to you oh well this one has come from somebody not too far away from where we are right now this is come from a little girl and burn lynne with her christmas wishes for twenty thirty dear santa thank you for the positive economic growth i asked for last year it has been very helpful this year it would be great if we could have more of the same just is there a way we can give less of our money away to the eurozone countries all the best
angle american p.s. i also want to win the general election next year thank you. of course you get letters from little boys and girls from all over the world these drones just from here in europe produce this from us ones come from from paris from a little boy who says this well all of his famous friends keep running off and leaving him. it would be great if this new more super rich followed gera deputy you and left france we really need a seventy five percent income taxes if we are to stay with the likes of angola and not find ourselves in the same trouble as demetrius thank you francois hollande oh right with this one comes from a little boy who has been on the naughty list in the past but he insists he's going to be good in the future sounds here's the thing i want to be prime minister again i know there were some problems last time however now i'm ready to step back in and
leave this lead to success quite possibly out of the euro sincerely silvio berlusconi well we'll have to wait to see if their christmas wishes come true but santa did you get my letter yes was i on the nice list you're a minority list. peter all of a bird. and the christmas spirit is everywhere in britain flowing freely in the nation's pubs and restaurants but a summer training themselves to a bit too much the holiday cheer is being lost on britain's police and hospital staff sara first brings us more from the streets of newcastle. well it's the season to be merry but for some of us perhaps a little t. merry with the christmas period once again upon us during so when is campaigns a warning people to be careful about how much they drink over the holiday period now in the last couple of years we've seen the figures increasing for the number of
alcohol related injuries and we continue in the u.k. to pay too high a price for alcohol abuse now every year it's costing the n.h.s. and millions of pounds in dealing with the people who are coming three the hospitals and in the build up to christmas it really puts a strain on services such as the police and searches are ambulances now that's a very sobering thought indeed we've come to the north of england to new castle to go out on the town and views of a sensitive nature might want to look at because we've been joining some people. to find out whether they're going to be drinking responsibly plus it's a cool night in the car so. very. sorry but it is actually very yeah and there's a thing with underage drinking to feel that young people hitting responsibly no. hello no everyone just gets upset. oh boy do you think that is. a stretch.
and. drink responsibly yeah. well sometimes i'm not but i. i'm not tonight because of the good no you don't drink response report on the other kid you heard tell me your school where you can also. see a part for these guys you will be a prophet of god do whatever you want just to get more responsible over that you just want are you know it's not food and people are over the age of twenty five not really both. of the people that we've been speaking to here tonight have told us the weekend before christmas they have a day nicknamed blackeye friday a reference to the number of fights the breakout has excessive drinking this is why a campaign is a calling on the government to really tighten up the policies to make sure that we keep seeing these increases in alcohol abuse in the case so therefore the
government this year have really tried to target the sale of cheap alcohol campaign is a really calling on people to be very careful about how much they drink over the festive period surface. because so. south korea may have some very expensive toys heading their way this year from the u.s. the pentagon looking to sell a number of unmanned aerial aircraft as seoul will have more on the international reaction later on plus. he used to live in slums now economically disadvantaged occupies substandard housing in the inner cities blinding voters with semantics later this hour we'll look at how politicians use language to match what they're really up to after the break. little bit. older.
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thanks for staying with us here on r t seventeen minutes past the hour now the pentagon's proposed supplying high altitude spy drones to south korea the deal for up to four pilots craft still needs approval from congress but could be worth as much as one point two billion dollars analysts nial bowie thinks the sale could antagonize north korea which is very sensitive to penitential incursions over its airspace. if congress allows these drones to be sold to south korea what i think will happen is that they will use these drones to monitor of the demilitarized zone so the south korean border they could also potentially be used to monitor north koreans were korea's nuclear facilities but we have to remember that north korea is one of many times but its territorial integrity so i think will happen is if south
korean drones for example penetrate in the very air space this could potentially start a huge conflict and if you look at the results of that latest offering elections the president will work in hey she campaigned on the model of. reaching. into the relations with north korea going will get easier for you but i think what this shows is that i purchase to these rooms or having the energy to at least the ruling party doesn't really have any plans to change its foreign policy trajectory in any need for i don't think north korea it will attack anyone elicit spoke first and if we look at the board speaking out of south korea or south korea and the scientists that will defeat settling this for me you orbit around a small function and reports say that machining were done on the galaxy three missile that they watched was for food so i think what the real danger is and it is in north korea pursuing these tests and was staking we you know having seen debris
from one china wolf look easy or stuff you're japan and show them what people want intention double talk designed to address reality in sound bites easily digested by voters has become the default language of the political elite artie's arena porton i looks at whether u.s. voters are willing to read between the lines to work out what politicians are really trying to say. the art of politics is made up of many thinks. handshakes smiles and a good arsenal of verbal camouflage americans have a lot of trouble dealing with reality americans have trouble facing the truth or as the elite american comedian george carlin put it euphemistically language that conceals reality poor people used to live in slums now the economically disadvantaged occupy substandard housing in the inner cities. and care for her. they don't have a negative cash flow position. and today america's love affair with
semantics has given birth to a new phrase to describe the rich job creators in america basically are on strike increasing taxes on job creators this administration and this president policies are hostile to job creators that are just saying the wealthy who make over two hundred fifty thousand a year if you say a job creator they say well we can't raise their taxes they're the ones or create jobs when in reality when their taxes are higher under bill clinton three times as many jobs are created the propensity to add softer terms to the english lexicon has surged over the decades particularly when it comes to military related language there's a condition in combat most people know about it it's when a fighting person's nervous system has been stressed to its absolute peak and maximum can't take anymore and puts the nervous system has either snapped or is about to snap in the first world war that condition was called show shock today this same condition is known as an eight syllable hyphenated furries void of any
emotion post-traumatic stress disorder the aftermath of war includes post-traumatic stress disorder for those of you suffering from p.t.s.d. when it comes to war where you have the most damaging euphemisms like when and so saying innocent civilians were killed in a drone strike you say that was collateral damage collateral that. it was to me is the worst expression no it's innocent men women and children were killed in the collateral damage so that a real estate transaction allied soldiers shooting each other has become known as friendly fire kidnapping and transferring terrorist suspect is called extraordinary rendition and the torture america's war prisoners might endure is referred to as enhanced interrogation. words are used by people who try to define an argument or frame it in a way that will support the position that they're advocating and during the last u.s. presidential election a certain demographic of voters became otherwise known as without low information
voters bother went to twitter at two o'clock today to encourage low information voters think low information voters are stupid people but you say low information voters because it sounds nice although in their defense it could be people who are just too busy you know their lives their family and their work they don't have time to focus on the election until the very last minute and then they vote based on the hairstyle of the candidate running for president as america's political elite continues creating new vocabulary to soften the hard truth a greater focus could instead be put into asking why so many issues need to be rephrased before being presented to the public george carlin created comedy about the strategy but it was george orwell who first coined a term for it newspeak reporting from new york. r.t. . turning now to some other stories making global headlines a military aircraft crashed in southern kazakstan killing all twenty seven people aboard the acting head of the country's borders was on the flight which is also
thought to have been carrying other high ranking military personnel the plane took off from the capital austin and came down just twenty kilometers from its destination near the city of shin kent local media reports the pilots were trying to make an emergency landing the exact colors of the cause of the crash unknown investigation is underway. police involved used tear gas on anti-government protesters continuing an intense crackdown on public gatherings demonstrators demand the prime minister resignation and the democratically elected government be put in place they also want the release of the release of human rights campaigner saeed yousef jailed earlier this month. twitter is comes just as the country's wrapping up a gulf economic and military summit. eleven preschool children in china have been building a bus accident the principal was behind the wheel of the vehicle which plunged into a pond she's been arrested on suspicion of reckless driving and overloading the bus
that kindergarten also faces closure as it was found to be operating without the license. syrian rebel group captured a small town near the turkish border government forces surrendered after weeks of heavy fighting opposition fighters now control large parts of the north of the country after seizing three major military bases an attack is now underway on a fourth base. running out of the news block now we begin to count down to the end of two thousand and twelve and artie's remembering what the years brought us today our news teams recall the austerity anger that took hold in europe . it came to the point where if you walked into the studio you knew there was going to be a story about europe and austerity and protests and riots whether it would be spain
or greece or even the u.k. and these were real people in real situations in very scary situations and our correspondents were out there in the midst of it all. so waiting but also i still stood over some type of square and i just see the camera man behind the camera everybody else around me putting gas masks on like you had a few for moscow going to see your life before you can say anything you get that horrible taste in your mouth and of course it's the tear gas that's become so synonymous with these demonstrations in greece along with the firing of molotov cocktails and clashes with the police the producers like to see their correspondents in the middle of a crowd which is great but then the crowd are shouting correspondents try to speak out everyone's very loud you can't hear anything that makes for good television. it's an incredible event covering it is pretty exciting you've got political elements you use the elements and you go on the court force you've got the tragic
human stories of people who are driven to desperation and pushed onto the streets to protest what they see is their livelihood just the way over to iraq this most of . the people the think it's about spain's crippling unemployment figures especially amongst the young about the cost of the states the services and then you really get a sense of just how angry and how desperate people. get the full of love that it's doing to the country and so yes it's not bad in the middle of one of these big protest movements when the classes break out. that's it for the hour's news coming up after a short break r.t. james brown travels to switzerland to learn how stage of the nineteenth century traditional for everybody celebrating have a very merry christmas see you next hour.
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