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to replace america and around the world well the chinese are not that stupid these guys want to dominate a huge chunk of the planet this sounds like a preparation for our first president george washington said if you want peace prepare for war the coming war on china at this time just. like. the international campaign to abolish nuclear weapons has been awarded the nobel peace prize in an exclusive interview with the winning delegation from the award ceremony in oslo al jazeera asks whether banning these devastating weapons could finally lead to complete disarmament on al-jazeera.
my announcement today marks the beginning of a new approach to conflict between israel and the palestinians this fire warnings from world leaders the u.s. president officially recognizes jerusalem as the capital of israel. i'm sami's a than this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up present drunk. thank you for today's historic decision recognize jerusalem as israel's cup. gratitude from the israeli prime minister and the promise of status quo at the holy sites. and. this is a reward to israel and further encourages the occupation of the state of palestine . palestinian president mahmoud abbas condemns the u.s. decision saying efforts towards peace have been ignored. palestinians protest
against the move their leaders in the occupied west bank in gaza call for three days of rage. now the us president donald trump is being widely condemned for officially recognizing jerusalem as the capital of israel palestinian leaders are calling for three days of rage others warn washington will no longer be trusted as a mediator our white house correspondent kimberly halkett begins our coverage. more than twenty years ago the u.s. congress recognized jerusalem as israel's capital and with that the relocation of the u.s. embassy there from tel aviv but every u.s. president since bill clinton has blocked it from happening until now i have determined. that it is time to officially recognize jerusalem
as the capital of israel it's an historic foreign policy term for the united states but the white house says reflects a political reality given jerusalem is the seat of the israeli government trump denies this will harm ongoing u.s. peace efforts we are not taking a position of any final status issues including the specific boundaries of the israeli sovereignty in jerusalem or the resolution of contested borders those questions are up to the parties involved many people overseas and in washington disagree and have warned the u.s. president not to break with decades of historical precedents the way it's painted perceived in the region particularly by the by they are a publics is going to be problematic for the united states and will raise further questions about whether the whether or not the united states can be an honest
broker in working out an arrangement between israel and the palestinians many people argue this has little to do with peace or security but instead is about boosting the political standing of a beleaguered american president for months the trump administration has been dealing with the impact of a scandal that seemed former top officials criminally charged god bless israel god bless the palestinians and so the jerusalem announcement breaking decades of protocol allows trump to keep a campaign promise and refocus attention on his policies we won the election not in washington he won it in wisconsin and michigan and places like that and what he said was the problem is with washington and if he didn't do this he would becoming part of washington in so. therefore his own base not not on this issue but on keeping your word is important. but white house officials admit it could be years
before the embassy moves which virtually ensures this will be an issue in the next presidential election kimberly helped get al-jazeera washington israel's prime minister binyamin netanyahu hailed the move calling it an historic day for israel the president's decision is an important step towards peace for there is no peace that doesn't include jerusalem as the capital of the state of israel i call on all countries that seek peace to join the united states in recognizing drew from israel's capital and to move their embassies here i share president trump's commitment to advancing peace between israel and all of our neighbors including the palestinians this is been our goal from israel's first day and we will continue to work with the president and his team to make that dream of peace come true
palestinian president mahmoud abbas has rejected and condemned the move by the u.s. you're going want to know my palestinian people we are going through very difficult times after the decision made by the u.s. administration regarding jerusalem they have chosen to contradict all international resolutions and ignore all international positions which have been expressed by many other countries and leaders over the last few days all the efforts towards peace have been ignored this is a reward to israel and a further encourages the occupation of the state of palestine. well there have been protests throughout the middle east against trump's decision demonstrations took place in jordan lebanon and in gaza palestinians waved flags and banners proclaiming jerusalem as our eternal capital denouncing the move by the u.s. turkey's president warned the u.s. the decision would cause public on arrest across the muslim world but edge of tiber
there while he was speaking at a press conference with jordan's king abdullah said jerusalem is key to the stability of the entire middle east jordan has called for an emergency meeting of the arab league how manado has more from istanbul. the. anger on the streets of stumble hundreds of protesters gathered outside the u.s. consulate to protest u.s. president donald trump's decision to recognized it as israel's capital they say trumps controversial campaign to transform the u.s. embassy from tel aviv is illegal. this is a big conspiracy against muslims and most of us seem unaware of it we're here to say no to persecution we want our voices to behead. these protesters just like they're calling lame duck session on the final. peace deal between the palestinians and israelis they say president trump's decision
isn't just sold to one point five billion muslims across the world. the turkish government has also warned of dangerous repercussions to trump's decision they say it could launch in the middle east and the world into what it called an endless crisis following a meeting with jordanian king of the law who is visiting turkey president to. join the chorus of condemnation. any step to change drools rooms legal status as affirmed numerously by un resolutions should be rejected nobody has the right to play with the fate of millions for their personal ambitions such measures would only work to the advantage of terrorist organizations jordan's king of the law warned the decision would have. security instability therefore it is imperative now to work fast to reach a final status solution and
a peace agreement between palestinians and israelis and this must allow palestinians to establish their independent state side by side with israel and its capital and. more protests also planned across the country of all the issues at the heart of the enduring conflict between israel and palestinians. the status of. the holy city has been at the center of peacemaking efforts for decades donald trump's approach say these protesters threatens to smash a longstanding international consensus in a dangerous way. stumble the u.n. secretary general is among international leaders who have reacted to trump's announcement and turning to terror stressed there is no alternative to a two state solution with jerusalem as the capital of both israel and palestine mike hanna reports from the u.n.
. half an hour after president trumpet spoke in the u.n. secretary general restated what u.n. position on jerusalem for decades i have consistently spoken out against. measures that would jeopardize the prospect of peace for israelis and palestinians jerusalem ease a final status issue. that must be resolved through direct negotiations between the two parties on the basis of the relevant security council and general assembly resolutions taking into account the legitimate concerns of both the palestinian and israeli sides a number of other leaders have backed the un position among them pope francis released a statement calling on all to respect to roast lamb status quo based as he put it on the pertinent united nations resolution criticism of president trump's decision
coming to from the president of france this is. this is a regrettable decision that france does not approve of and which goes against international law and all the u.n. security council resolutions and the british prime minister theresa may said the following we disagree with the u.s. decision to move its embassy to jerusalem and recognize jerusalem as the israeli capital before a final status agreement we believe it is unhelpful in terms of prospects for peace in the region the british embassy to israel is based in tel aviv and we have no plans to move it back at the un even before president trump made his announcement the bolivian ambassador said he would call an emergency meeting of the security council. a reckless and dangerous decision to goals against international law the resolutions of the security council so we can see you have a force for peace in the region and also upset the whole. region and later in the
day bolivia was joined by a number of other countries calling for an emergency security council meeting including egypt france and the u.k. however waiting in the chamber will be the u.s. veto mike hanna are just here a united nations. well use of illinois is the executive director of the u.s. campaign for palestinian rights and he says there are dangerous implications of trump's announcement my concerns are with the palestinians living in jerusalem residents of jerusalem who have been subject to very dangerous israeli policies aimed at reengineering the demographics of the city things like home demolitions house of a denial of access to holy sites a limited limitations on movement a residency revoke ations and so on all of these policies now and the israeli
politicians that support them are going to be emboldened by american support behind the notion that jerusalem is the capital of the so-called jewish state so my concerns first and foremost are with the palestinian population on the ground who will undeniably come to face even greater pressure because of these israeli policies. still to come on now desir our voters in nepal hope to use the ballot box to force change after a devastating earthquake two and a half years ago. and dangerous wildfires once again threaten california and homes and businesses. hello deep cold winter is talking to the midwest at the moment as a backwash effect from this big swirling winter low that's sitting over eastern
canada that's the front of the cold then the time is going to be driven dance at the highest temperature is chicago's going to be about minus two week on thursday but in winnipeg it was minus fifteen on tuesday repped about minus seven is the deep cold isn't disappearing but it is spreading cold chill all were down to georgia atlanta for costs of nine on thursday drops to a maximum about six come friday all this time the santa ana winds have been blowing in southern california but there's no other weather effect here so a touch of winter all the way down to northern florida the north in the south of not border was it's of obviously warm most all times the year the cloud in the caribbean is really just in the west and size we're hitting the eastern coast of nicaragua of course amalek costa rica very few showers around very spanier but a recall looks dry the risk of showers is still there but it's a small one i think the gathering of cloud and that's represented by the onshore
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you're watching are just zero time to recap our headlines u.s. president dog trump has officially recognized jerusalem as the capital of israel he directed officials to begin moving the american embassy there from tel aviv israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu is hailing the announcement as an historic landmark so to other countries to follow suit. the palestinian president has condemned that move by the u.s. president mahmoud abbas said on top was merely encouraging continued occupation he added the u.s. is no longer a peace mediator palestinian leaders are calling for three days of rage protests against the decision were held already in ramallah where demonstrations called for a general strike gaza rival palestinian factions joined hands in a show of unity and also a way palestinian flags and banners proclaiming jerusalem as our eternal capital.
palestinian refugees in lebanon had hoped to one day return home to a palestinian state with east jerusalem as its capital that dream is edging further away trying to hold it has more from beirut. born in exile but raised not to forget their identity these are the children of the refugees of the one nine hundred forty eight more palestinians who were forced to leave their homes in what is now israel. lebanon is where they live but they want their homeland back we want a country these children chant. jews of them as i was five year old shaddai says promising that no one will be able to take it away from them. i will hussein was younger than chad when his family fled palestine he was too young to remember his country but for him palestine remains home he has a message for u.s. president donald trump. if trump wants to donate jerusalem to
israel and he crossed the red line he should donate one of his country's state to israel jerusalem is palestine and palestine is jerusalem. there is anger there is the violence tourism status is extremely sensitive in the israeli palestinian conflict. palestinians say they will never give up jerusalem but there is a reality many of the refugees here say that they have given up hope just like jerusalem the right to return has been at the heart of the palestinian struggle it's been seven decades and no one here has returned home. thirty four year old mohammad jamal was born in lebanon he has a nursing degree but he can't find a job palestinian refugees in lebanon are banned from working in many professions and have little rights in a country that has tried to prevent settlement for bahama jerusalem status of returning to palestine are lost causes in. the right return is forgotten
cause is not our intention to forget about it but the arab rulers betrayed palestine for us the priority is to live stateless these refugees live in desperate conditions very few were under the illusion that peace with israel was ever a possibility and for them the u.s. decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital only reinforces their belief that washington was never an honest broker in the conflict. or not that. this is a new aggression against palestinians it is a dangerous new phase they want to destroy the palestinian cause to get rid of the right to return to prevent a palestinian state many palestinians feel that now more than ever the dream of their own state is fading away seneca their. route. well people in new york city offered their opinions on trump officially recognizing jerusalem as the capital of israel i guess it's just
a little troubling that he would choose to do something that the rest of the world has chosen not to do. it seems all divisive and i don't understand what purpose it would serve other than to make other people angry really terrified by you know i'd like to understand better what his not that it matters what his motivation is behind it. i'm really scared of what's going to happen really. my biggest you know that something terrible is going to happen i think it's a ridiculous i think that it negates all the efforts to achieve middle east peace that have been worked on for the past forty years it's just it's a stupid stupid idea we'll find out pretty soon i know a lot of people in new york are against it but everybody seems to march against him i don't understand it no matter what he does. now the u.s. president has been talking about yemen to his call on saudi arabia to end its blockade immediately is
a portion of his statement he said i have directed officials in my ministration to call the leadership of the kingdom of saudi arabia to request a completely allow fuel water and medicine to reach the yemeni people who desperately need it the u.s. has backed the saudi led coalition in its fight against who the rebels in two thousand and fifteen thousands of people have died in the war there thousands more are facing famine and starvation and the crown prince of abu dhabi is the son of yemen slain the ousted president ali abdullah saleh hamad bin zeid offered his condolences to medallists other he's been under house arrest in the u.a.e. since his father made an alliance with the who these in two thousand and fourteen the u.a.e. is part of a saudi led coalition that joined the war in two thousand and fifteen to expel the houthi from santa the fighters killed ali abdullah saleh on monday after he announced he would talk with the coalition. polls have opened in the second phase
of the polls parliamentary and regional elections the vote is considered the final step in the country's transition from a monarchy to a federal democracy voters say they want their new leaders to focus on rebuilding many are still coping with the impact of a devastating earthquake two years ago. cross over live now to sabina shysters she joins us from cat man do the capital so how certain are going up people are excited . yes there is a lot of excitement pulsation around two hours ago and there have been very long queues and there are a lot of old people and women and ninety eight old men and ninety eight year old man who changes those earlier and he said he was excited but we've also met some people who are quite cynical about it largely because. there is a three percent threshold the power is holding elections in two different kinds of there's two different kinds of dating mechanisms one is the first past the post and
one is proportional and now the small party is new parties have to get at least twenty percent of the vote and one first class both candidates could become a national party and so a lot of people are kind of worried that it's the same old faces that might get elected and nothing is going to happen but they're also quite hopeful that the new parties and used bases will make that three percent threshold and someone will get elected sabrina's i mention this is quite a watershed moment just more about what's at stake for the new constitution. well according to the constitution this election have to happen by january twentieth otherwise there would be a constitutional crisis and now that the reason that the election was quite rushed the government made the decision to hold an election and election commission was in a big rush to complete this election on time to talk to the election one of the
election commissioner yesterday here is saying that it was quite a complicated process trying to hold this massive election from the hill through the plains and because of that there is they could have like electronic voting the mechanisms could not be put in place on time so. this taken action as well as national elections are happening for the parliament at the same time and it's paid with eighty they'd mean that just to count there's very it's going to take around a really before we know who will finally get the mandate to run the next government all right good stuff still check in with you later. russia's president vladimir putin says he'll seek reelection next year the sixty five year old has been in power as either president or prime minister for seventeen years. another six year term he would reach the milestone for the longest tenure as leader since
joseph stalin. there can be no better place and no better reason for making this announcement thank you for your support i will put forward my candidacy for the post of president of the russian federation. now the nobel peace prize will be awarded on this time of the tenth to the international campaign to abolish nuclear weapons or i can millions of people can remember a time when the threat of nuclear war was a looming presence that wiring is steadily diminished since the end of the cold war but with the rise of north korea's nuclear capability some wonder if that fear will return while brown's reports the nuclear annihilation with little warning that was the terrible fate that the generation
that grew up in the one nine hundred fifty s. and sixty's was taught to fear and prepare for first. and then cover schoolchildren were drilled on how to avoid being incinerated we all know the atomic bomb is very dangerous it may be used against us we must get ready for public service films urged children to keep an eye out for soviet planes and to head for shelter when the air raid siren you were warned right the flash that's the first thing they'll be get away from windows get under a desk you had the sense that it was going to be incredibly destructive and that we would be just tiny pawns pieces of debris we had to hide in every crevice we could find. hollywood's response to this visceral fear was to produce a parade of nuclear spawn monsters giant ants emerged from the site of
a nuclear bomb tests to attack society as did giant radioactive spy. and humans bathed in terrifying radiation groom like enormous looming symbols of destruction the terror peaked in one nine hundred sixty two when the cuban missile crisis brought the u.s. and soviet union to the brink it is a difficult and dangerous weapon on which we have set out it receded as the superpowers negotiated a reduction of tensions and nuclear arsenals but under the hawkish ronald reagan fear of mutually assured destruction came roaring back it flares again the nuclear fear in the early eighty's when ronald reagan started building star wars and next missiles before the reform started in the soviet union we were again at the brink this time popular culture delivered not giant insects but a realistic and powerful depiction of nuclear war in the widely watched television
film called the day after when the soviet union collapsed most americans readily you pass their nuclear nightmares away now a new threat has emerged but so far at least the fear has not it's kind of surprising now isn't it that we seem to be very perilous times with north korea but it doesn't resonate the way nuclear crises did in the past it's too early perhaps for popular culture to absorb the north korean threat and decide how to respond robert oulds al-jazeera los angeles and you can watch an exclusive interview with this is nobel peace prize laureate beatrice finn from i can will be speaking to us here on al-jazeera that's on sunday the tenth of december at sixteen hundred g.m.t. . the u.s. state of california is going through its worst fire season on record the latest blazes fanned by hot dry winds are spreading near densely populated southern counties including some of the most exclusive neighborhoods in los angeles kristen
salumi reports hundreds of homes have already been destroyed and thousands evacuated. dramatic images of a morning commute california's latest wildfires are threatening more neighborhoods including the community of belair for a time the flames forced the closure of several lanes of one of the most important highways in california interstate four five high winds in unusually dry conditions drove the inferno we had very strong winds coming from the northeast to the southwest blowing that fire quickly and it is turned into a fire that is one hundred fifty acres zero percent containment at present from the air or water drops by helicopters to help hundreds of firefighters on the ground who've been mobilized and are battling to keep the flames away from exclusive homes in the neighborhood some have been destroyed shrouded in the smoke every now and getty center art museum it closed its doors as
a precaution officials are warning residents to remain on guard but we're into this a painting a continuation of the red flood conditions throughout the week at least until friday about eighty kilometers away in ventura the largest of five wildfires continues to burn there are some twelve thousand homes remain under threat the weather forecast provides little comfort the winds are expected to pick up in the affected areas kristen salumi al-jazeera. the time magazine has named this so i would social movement silence break because it's posts and of the year the women started the online hash tag me to campaign that triggered an international outcry over sexual misconduct and assault it followed a series of accusations against powerful figures in the entertainment industry and film producer harvey weinstein the annual award is given to a person or group who most influence news during the past year.
and that's take you through some of the headlines now. u.s. president donald trump has officially recognized jerusalem as the capital of israel he directed officials to begin moving the american embassy there from tel aviv israel's prime minister binyamin netanyahu is hailing the announcement as an historic landmark and urging other countries to follow suit i have determined that it is time to officially recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel while previous presidents have made this a major campaign promise they failed to deliver today i am delivering i've judged this course of action to be in the best interests of the united states of america and the pursuit of peace between israel and the
palestinians the palestinian president condemned the move five us had a prerecorded message and said donald trump was merely encouraging continued occupation he added the u.s. is no longer a peace mediator protests against the decision were held in ramallah demonstrators there called for a general strike in gaza rival palestinian factions joined hands in a show of unity they also waved palestinian flags and banners proclaiming jerusalem as our eternal capital in other news russia's president vladimir putin says he will seek reelection next year sixty five year old has been in power is either president or prime minister for seventeen years if putin serves another six year term you reach the milestone for the longest tenure as leader since joseph stalin. more than twelve thousand homes are under threat by wildfires in southern california hundreds
of firefighters in los angeles a battling flames that reach some of the city's most expensive neighborhoods. time magazine has named the social movement silence bright as its person of the year the women of the online hash tag made to campaign that triggered an international outcry over sexual assault that's it for now. documentaries. at this time around. twenty first century africa a continent undergoing great change and finally seizing control of it. but it's been a long but it won't be as i go for dog i feel was a colonial to going to have to write about afraid.