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if you were in beijing looking out the pacific ocean you'd see american warships when mess was that somehow time as aiming 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 seeing. protests in occupied east jerusalem following u.s. president trumps decision to recognize the city as israel's capital.
alongside whole raman your geologist or life my headquarters here in doha also coming up. this is nothing more or less than a recognition of reality. the u.s. president says it's the right thing to do but the world is reacting with anger and concern. i have consistently spoken out against any unilateral measures that would jeopardize the prospects of peace from the u.n. to the middle east asia europe and africa are leaders are united in their opposition how mass is calling for a new palestinian uprising. also on the program californians are told that the worst could get still come with wildfires ravaging the state.
could have you with us welcome to al-jazeera palestinian leaders say the u.s. can no longer play a role in efforts to find peace. with israelis have to present donald trump ignored global opposition and formally recognize jerusalem as israel's capital now there have been protests in middle east capitals and across the palestinian territories where hamas is calling for a new uprising against israel people are also being to mobilize for three days of rage and a general strike has been called in the occupied palestinian territories the u.n. secretary general and world leaders have been quick to react with concern and anger turkey says it wants to host a meeting on muslim nations next week israel is celebrating prime minister benjamin netanyahu says his allies decision is an important step towards peace well he forces joins me now from occupied east jerusalem and that was that while there have been a few skirmishes near you howry what seems to have happened and what's the mood there
right now. where there has been this this protest here small scale protests just outside damascus gate out on the wall of the old city here in occupied east jerusalem it's been going for about an hour or so and there has been some intervention by israeli security forces some people taken away some elements of the protests broken up but largely it is continued they are now security forces just starting to put cordons up the metal barriers up at the top of the steps in front of this square in front of the gate so they are starting to respond the police are telling us that in general though they aren't planned it they haven't put any reinforcements in treating this in a standard way they haven't had any indications that any further. that any further reinforcement was necessary but they would reassess that during the day what is interesting is the reporting that the united states are asked israel to be relatively muted in its response and in its celebration of this decision by donald
trump showing that the u.s. was very clear. of the potential consequences of the announcer the donald trump made last night. this announcement had been trailed for days now it was up to donald trump to make the case that a wildly controversial move opposed by the palestinians arab states and most of the international community can advance the peace process it would be folly to assume that repeating the exact same formula would now produce a different or better result therefore i have determined that it is time to officially recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel trump said he was directing the state department to begin preparations to move the u.s. embassy to jerusalem from tel aviv talk of architects and engineers confirming earlier suggestions that this would be
a matter of years not days we are not taking a position of any final status issues including the specific boundaries of the israeli sovereignty and your asylum or the resolution of contested borders before made this speech white house officials were trying to frame it saying that it didn't define the final status of a terrorist well that could still be negotiated between israelis and palestinians in a two state solution if that is what both parties still want it over for the palestinians this is the united states definitively taking sides in this conflict in a prerecorded message the palestinian president said trump was merely encouraging continued occupation. in washington got these denounce and rejected measures create deliberate constraints to all of the efforts towards realizing peace and reflect the united states with drawl from practicing its role as a peace mediator israel to have repaired its messaging on
a day that prime minister benjamin netanyahu called is story called milestone 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 palestinians living in occupied east jerusalem would have heard little in president speech recognizing their own historical connection to the city which they too view is their capital jerusalem is christian churches conflict violence and irreparable harm. donald trump made reference to a perceived lack of courage on the part of his predecessors who failed to make this decision now he will have to wait along with the region to see what consequences it brings. and so the we've been talking to one of the local leaders here in the old city and he was saying that this is very still relatively recent just a few months after we saw the mass demonstrations after the israeli imposition of
metal detectors at the al aqsa mosque compound the third holiest site in his inside the old city of jerusalem and that was a huge. demonstration of people power from the palestinian perspective he was saying that it's hard to see process of that kind of level in response to this but this is a political issue that that was a religious sort of more physical imposition that they felt was taking place in the territory of occupied east jerusalem however as you see there is still a great deal of anger about what happened in washington last night there has been this call for three days of rage from palestinian leaders and we're seeing so far limited protests but you can't really predict exactly where it will go. continue to watch friends from the streets would like to thank you. go over to. the occupied west bank it's the palestinian authority power
think how we're going to reach. president has announced. with them. they will never back down from demand. for the moment we'll leave it there with you thanks for the update let's just bring you some pictures coming in from bethlehem and security officials israeli security officials there trying to well certainly we can see some sort of. gun fire or smoke. being billowing from certain areas there may be some skirmishes. gases being fired into what we would assume would be a group of palestinian protesters but there's a security forces just doubling down what may be minor skirmish there in bethlehem
we'll continue to follow those events from. the middle east we continue of course there has been strong reaction from hamas which controls the gaza strip its leadership how do you know is calling for a new palestinian uprising or intifada against israel you acted earlier on today i am stressing that jerusalem is unified no east jerusalem no west. jerusalem is a palestinian arab muslim city and is the capital city of the whole of palestine today i am saying that palestine is unified from the sea to the river unified palestine will never be divided into two countries now you say the so-called peace process has gone forever once and for all and then we will go out of the oslo dark tunnel. and smith has an update from the gaza strip force. palestinians
here in gaza and elsewhere in the occupied palestinian territories in the west bank have been protesting donald trump's announcement that he's recognizing jerusalem as the capital of israel they've been responding to the call to protests from their political leaders there have also unfortunately been today some injuries some people were throwing stones at israeli security forces near the border fence towards the south of gaza in unison israel responded with tear gas on some live fire and we understand that three people have been injured other protests are expected later today as part of this call for three days of rage in response to don trump's announcement and also here in garza is near the scene a political leader of hamas he said that now he's calling on the palestinian authority to end security cooperation with israel he says that there should be a third intifada a third palestinian uprising that doesn't necessarily mean a violent uprising but an uprising against israel's occupation and he says there
should be now a push to consolidate internal unity within the palestinian factions to coordinate their response to donald trump's announcement let's go inside israel and the palestinian territories now the u.n. secretary general until you get terrorists has implicitly criticized the u.s. president stressing his opposition to any unilateral measures that could hurt the prospects of peace from the u.s. my kind of reports on how the world is reacting. to president trumpet spoken the u.n. secretary general restated what are the u.n. position on jerusalem for decades i have consistently spoken out against any unilateral 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 roost lim 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 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 go against international law the resolutions of the security council. weakens 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 al-jazeera united nations well still ahead here on. the office cash. if they leave.
change after a devastating earthquake two half years ago to stay with us. welcome back as we look at weather conditions across northeastern parts of asia first of all we've got a fair few showers coming through on the on the winds across the sea of japan snow showers are higher elevations tokyo probably staying dry for much of the time just about making double figures cold across the korean peninsula some snow here at the moment. more northern areas we've got temperature minus ten mission of special for a number two at this time of the beijing look at the highs of eight air quality still pretty decent at the moment and then coming further towards the south we've got just ten degrees as a mice in shanghai how do you across more southern parts of china and taiwan where
the conditions gerry not looking too bad hong kong sunshine highs of twenty one we've got showers across northern parts of vietnam including hanoi and central areas still seeing some showers activity they had through into saturday southern parts of china will see some heavy rain developing some heavy downpours but dry weather returns across parts of vietnam into southeastern parts of asia some heavy showers for the pain some heavy showers from northern parts of borneo which will sink further south during the course of saturday sherry for job educator their highs are thirty three and i think the recent downpours in both singapore and kuala lumpur and kuala lumpur seen highs of twenty nine. oh unspeakable. compiled testimonies a victim of the congolese mustn't. as intimate evidence finds its way to international courts the central african republic is plunged into.
ten other people and a nation critical of recent history. africa not one of a two time series this time on al-jazeera. you're watching i was there i was at home probably says a reminder of our top story the u.s. has ignored global opposition and declared that they recognize jerusalem as israel's capital as the donald trump is also moving the american embassy there while israel has hailed the decision world leaders have expressed anger.
protests in middle east capitals and across the palestinian territories where hamas is calling for a new uprising against israel people are also being to mobilize for three days of rage and a general strike. france have signed a memorandum of understanding on combat terrorism the deal was announced as the french president manuel visited cattle held a press conference with qatar's and the. force is also being reinforced by more french warplanes and french companies have signed contracts to vehicles and rail projects. and. we have adopted certain procedures to not allow any funds to go to terrorists and we have had investigations into all the claims against god since day one the arab and muslim countries are the ones who have suffered most from terrorism and we are committed
to fighting terrorism with our friends and allies. france and qatar have decided to sign today a declaration for a road map to strengthen our cooperation against the funding of terrorism and radicalization it will help to facilitate the exchange of intelligence and technical information to be more effective when faced with the danger of extremism . correspondent. parliament today has just been holding a joint press conference with the habit of course. memorandums of understanding have been signed but the real news was about those deals both security and infrastructure. yes exactly so this has been taken place the announcement of these deals has also been reiterated inside the press took place just a while ago is going to sell twelve fighter jets to qatar run
company and also with the option in the future to buy thirty six more and this is not the first of its kind in the past. but already more than twenty fighter jets from france also for one hundred and ninety armored vehicles that france is going to sell this is in the in the realm of defense defense cooperation between the two countries has been going on for many years now and france has troops troops that president has visited today in the base also in terms of infrastructure. given the. opportunity for a third. to build and operate the metro system that's a huge transaction involving billions of dollars countries are going ahead with this type of cooperation aside from what you have mentioned cooperation in terms of fighting against terrorism and indeed of course they would have talked about syria
they would have talked about the statement made by the american president over the status of jerusalem but of course closer to home the french president's made his position very clear on the g.c.c. crisis which is now in its sixth month. yes so remember that france has himself in july september called for the lifting of the embargo or the blockade on qatar by its neighbors but that was a very clear position by france but france we have to remember has not really clearly taken sides in this in this conflict france wanted to play a neutral role to be able to talk to all sides. visiting in the past the two other countries the emirates and saudi arabia talking to their leaders so france wants to maintain this position so that it can be able to talk to the to all the sides and michael has reiterated that dialogue between neighbors with within the g.c.c. system is the only way forward to find
a solution to this problem what does happen for the moment thanks for the update mohammed more than twelve thousand homes are under threat from wildfires in southern california two hundred thousand people have been told to evacuate as the fire moves towards the outskirts of los angeles now hundreds of homes have been destroyed schools and highways as well as film production houses have been shut down firefighters say just five percent of the blaze is contained the flames are being fanned by hot dry winds which are forecast to last all week. well gina kim is a reporter with the u.s. network n.b.c. joins me now live from ventura just outside of los angeles good to have you with us said jeanne i mean when these fires reach an area is everyone does get very worried just tell us how the emergency services amounted to cope with the situation it's a vast area well you know what they do when we have a fire situation like this is they just dump all the resources around the area so
we have firefighters here from all the surrounding cities as well as counties as well as states we've got arizona firefighters firefighters from as far as texas and missouri joining us here to help battle these blazes and unfortunately today we have more bad news coming we had a little bit of a break from the winds yesterday they weren't quite as bad but those eighty mile an hour gusts that fanned this whole thing back on monday is expected to make a comeback today and as we have been standing here this morning in ventura it has just been getting gustier and gustier and coupled with that we're supposed to have single digit humidity and summer like temperatures in december were supposed to get eighty degrees in some areas today and firefighters last night at a press conference or so frustrated and they said basically if we have these conditions no matter how many resources they throw into this we just will not be able to get ahead of this fire said today unfortunately and already battered region is bracing for even worse conditions and of course when you have
a situation like this it is so unpredictable because of the weather conditions the issue of evacuation routes for the public become even more important especially when just a few days ago we were talking about the fire getting very close to route one a wall. oh absolutely yesterday it jumped the one zero one freeway here in ventura which is highly unusual because on the other side all you have is the beach and so they were using that as a break and it proved futile and now it's threatening to cross the one twenty six which is another major highway and basically what we have is all these fires trying to urge on the east and the west and now this cell surely you've heard of the skirball fire that broke out yesterday morning in a tory has four or five freeway which is already a traffic nightmare basically shut down that freeway came very close to u.c.l.a. burned a few homes in delaware and who knows what is coming later on today historically we've seen fire is similar to the same california over the years i mean what
precautions of the authorities made to you might say build a fire ditches will break because in the countryside reduce the pumps the replanting of trees in certain areas that location that may be risky i mean have they been thinking about long term planning in trying to reduce these sorts of incidents when they do occur. well traditionally october is the worst fire conditions for california so everybody dumps all of their resources into the fall when the santa ana winds kick in they know it happens every single year what's happening right now in december with the summer like temperatures and these winds a lot of people are saying are direct result of climate change and it's highly unusual and basically if we get really bad conditions today they're saying this could be the worst fire season in recorded history of california before the moment came from n.b.c. television thanks for joining us. turkey's president is visiting greece for the
first such trip by a president in sixty five years the nato allies have territorial disputes in the aegean sea and disagree over the reunification of the divided island of cyprus but before he left a rest of the one called for the revision of the ninety four year old peace treaty which defines borders which his government says it's worried about those comments the german government's offering cash incentives to asylum seekers if they volunteer to return home within the next couple of months the potential payouts are one thousand two hundred dollars per person but as reports some of the forced to leave after refusing the cash offer. with their friend about to be deported a group of protesters tried to break into a holding room to say goodbye but it was too late for this man whose face we can't show it for security reasons he was told he'd be sent back to afghanistan after
arriving for an appointment at the immigration office. protesters in volunteer workers helping refugees are outraged by the decision as part is i can't put it in words i'm devastated i still can't believe he will be sent back to an almost certain that the deportees boss even showed up to support him next. when people are trying everything to find their way in a new country learning the language culture and trying to be integrated it's very sad that they don't get a chance. the night before we walked the streets together in the bavarian town of by roy it he refused extra money on offer by the german government for anyone who returns home voluntarily they offered me a thousand euros to go back i said i can't go back after been away twenty years from my country i didn't come here for money i came here because europe is safe. he fears if he took more money home it would make him more of
a target in the eyes of the taliban with no relatives or friends in afghanistan he will be alone there i'm not a criminal i'm not an islamist i'm not a terrorist for twenty six years i've been living in fear not knowing what's going to happen my life is just over the german government won't comment on individual cases but stands by its deportation policy affair the situation remains unchanged people see him as a threat criminals and those who repeatedly refused to cooperate can also be deported to afghanistan i believe this is right and we will continue this practice but lawyers say the afghan refugee we've been talking to has no criminal record and cooperated with the authorities the number of afghan supported from germany has almost doubled in recent years and the treatment of refugees is emerging as a key dividing line is the country struggles to form a government. two years ago germany opened its borders to an unprecedented number
of refugees now during a shift in domestic politics the reality is that goodbyes like this appear to be more likely elec alan al-jazeera by reuters germany. let's go to south asia now where in nepal polls have just closed after the second phase of parliamentary and regional elections they considered to be the final step in the transition to a federal democracy though to say they want there you need is to focus on rebuilding millions of survivors of the earthquake to a half years ago are still living in temporary housing. gay couples in australia have cheered m.p.'s as they voted to legalize same sex marriage. the majority vote in the house of representatives changes the definition of marriage so only between a man and a woman to a union of two people legislation follows the yes vote in a recent national postal serving the first weddings are expected in february.
why do you have respect. for a guy have that. right your own heart and i said it's fair to get on with it and the parliament has gone on and we have voted. for equality for love. more marriage more commitment. more respect. all of those stories our top story of course is that decision by donald trump to declare jerusalem the capital of israel is on the front of our website updated twenty four hours a day to stay with us here to say where. you are watching al-jazeera harms the whole rom of these are our top stories the u.s. has ignored a global outcry and declared jerusalem as israel's capital president donald trump is also leaving the american embassy there as well as hail the decision world
leaders have expressed anger and concern now there have been protests in middle east capitals and across the palestinian territories these are images coming out of bethlehem for the last hour or so we've seen israeli security forces fire tear gas into those small crowds there will follow those events there how mass is of course calling for a new uprising against israel people also to mobilize for three days of rage and a general strike has been called now there's also been strong reaction from hamas which controls the gaza strip its leader is calling for a new palestinian uprising or intifada against israel you act. today i am stressing that jerusalem is unified no east jerusalem no west. jerusalem is a palestinian arab muslim city and is the capital city of the whole of palestine. today i am saying that palestine is unified from the sea to the river unified
palestine will never be divided into two countries now you say the so-called peace process has gone forever once and for all and then we will go out of the oslo dark tunnel in other news qatar and france have signed a memorandum of understanding on combating terrorism the deal was announced as french president manuel bakr visited cata micro held a press conference with the. tiny. and. we have adopted certain procedures to not allow any funds to go to terrorists and we have had investigations into all the claims against got it since day one the arab and muslim countries are the ones who have suffered most from terrorism and we are committed to fighting terrorism with our friends and allies. more than twelve thousand homes are under threat by wildfires in southern california two hundred thousand people have been told to evacuate the fires now and to the heart of los
angeles hundreds of homes have been destroyed and schools highways and the production house are shut down firefighters say just five percent of the blaze is contained those were the headlines of the more news in thirty minutes to stay with us here on al-jazeera the recalls here with inside story. does the gulf cooperation council have a few new questions are raised after most of the group's leaders snubbed this week's summit in kuwait instead of discussing a blockade against castro u.a.e. and alice and new separate military cooperation organization with saudi arabia will that shift the balance of power and the go.