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news has never been. but the message is a simplistic and misinformation is rife listening post provides a critical counterpoint challenging mainstream media narrative at this time on al-jazeera. there is no peace if someone uses coup the us recognition of jerusalem as israel's
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capital cost a shot over christmas celebrations in the palestinian territories and beyond. hello and this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up the reverberations of trump's jerusalem move being felt well we examine what christians in the west on the u.s. think of his decision. a show of solidarity people in the philippines pull together in the aftermath of a deadly tropical storm. out of prison but in poor health issues former president alberto fujimori is part. does christians worldwide celebrate christmas the impact of u.s. president donald trump's recognition of jerusalem as israel's capital reverberates across the world pope francis is presiding over religious ceremonies at the vatican he's been
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a vocal critic of trump's move that is calling for the status quo to be preserved the palestinian leaders were among those attending services in bethlehem where there was also a message on jerusalem. well francis said repeating what many other said before him he's not you would that journalism is if you feel. there is not peace if someone uses crude. it was an end to it includes not as crude. but it's also been widely denounced by the international community the u.n. general assembly voted to declare trumps jerusalem recognition as null and void al-jazeera is how the force that reports now on a city united and divided by faith. bounded by its ancient walls this tiny patch of land has for millennia borne a power that has spread far beyond the. won was. the stories of the three abrahamic faiths have jerusalem at their heart and the
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history of their sometimes tolerant often bloody relationship has soaked into the stones. and walk westward along the via dolorosa where christ carried his cross brings you after some twists and turns to the church of the holy sepulcher it's here where jesus said to have been brought down from the cross his body cleaned and in tuned with all his resurrection three days later george gently and took over from his father a secretary to the armenian patriarchate one of three denominations that manages the site he's had a bond with the place since boyhood but this is the central monument of the christians in the world i think the billion christians whether they are protestant or orthodox and catholic see in this place as the most important place where rightfully so because the defining moments of the last week of cries took place within this building but he says it's part of a larger religious monument to the city itself one that shouldn't be politicized
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suddenly this signature of. makes the issue of jerusalem contest the been so it's our duty and our mission as the residents of jerusalem both israelis and others. to link this issue of jerusalem outside contestation in his recognition of jerusalem as israel's capital the us president spoke of continued freedom of worship for all faiths with final political borders to be decided but many here see in the president's unabashed backing of israel's claim a cementing of israeli control over islam's third holiest site. so this is one of the main entrances to the al aqsa mosque compound the mosque itself is run by the jordanian backed islamic work but the entrances to it are guarded by israeli forces and they can restrict access at their will palestinian academic marty addo heidi
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likens it to a roof being let out and withdrawn on a whim a feeling magnified by the trump declaration that he or thing which is my nightmare if israel today is going to translate such a declaration to implement what they claim solvent the over the city meaning to take over the site and to abort my presence. and kick us out of the of the city of god. for the muslim faith this is the most closely connected place to heaven prisoner made here at the shortest route to god that's because it's from here that the prophet muhammad himself is said to descend to have we believe the prophet muhammad came all the way from mark to have and received his evaluation coming through jerusalem is experience historical religious message to us and to the world we belong here it's part of us it's really when you get up to the level of the skyline here in jerusalem you get a full idea of just how concentrated of the markers of the hundreds of years of
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religious history here those great domes behind me are the church of the holy sepulcher where jesus christ is believed to have been laid to rest in just a few hundred meters walk away you can see the gold of the dome of the rock which is in the al aqsa mosque compound where muslims come to pray every friday and just beyond that is the western wall. for jews the dome of the rock sits upon the temple mount site of the first and second jewish temples the western wall is the closest point in which they can pray it stones themselves said to be vested with divinity and rabbi and former opposition member of the israeli parliament the knesset lippmann says this place embodies the jewish connection to god and to jerusalem after two thousand years we would exile went from country to country cut at the continent but three times a day jews turned towards jerusalem to pray twice a year in the most important moments we said next year in jerusalem since seizing east jerusalem in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven israel has been trying to
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cement that connection with archaeological work that it says proves the temple's historical existence which the united nations has ruled illegal in occupied territory. it's a necessity to counter rejections of jewish history here when we hear president we celebrate the fact that someone somewhere in the world is getting recognition to the capital which has been our capital for three thousand years the heart and soul of the jewish people our right as an independent country to declare our capital but he left room open for those negotiations to figure out what exactly that means when we say jerusalem is the jewish capital the thousands of years drusilla has changed hands the subject of a continuing struggle for control this latest chapter in that history has had its narrative shifted by the us president its eventual resolution seeming only to slip further into the future in this holy city air force that al-jazeera occupied east jerusalem more than two hundred people are dead after a tropical storm devastated the southern philippines tens of thousands have been
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forced from their homes and a state of emergency has been declared in several areas more than one hundred fifty people are missing but a huge rescue effort underway brian has the latest from the capital manila. philippines it's christmas day assessing the damage from this storm as it moved away into the south china sea leaving a swathe of damage across a broad area of mindanao one of the worst affected provinces was in the north of mindanao which had the highest death toll the second highest casualty rate was recalled a little province in the south of the island so much of the island has been affected including of course as the area around morocco is this is an area where there has been intense fighting between government troops and also groups linked with i till it was a population that's already conflict affected and that now has to deal with the aftermath of this storm there have been claims that the government didn't do enough
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to warn people in advance that they knew this storm was coming that mindanao has in recent years the north to step divil to storms around this time of year but for the austerity they say that they have warned people they did tell villages to move out and many people simply did not do so not least five people have been killed in a suicide bombing in the afghan capital the attack happened near a national intelligence agency building in kabul's shushed iraq neighborhood last week i saw came a sponsibility for an attack on a military training center in the city. peru's former president alberto fujimori has been pardoned on health grounds the seventy nine year old was taken to hospital . after a severe drop in his blood pressure has been serving a twenty five year olds the corruption kidnapping and human rights violations from lima. he spent years in prison campaigning for his release. he never acknowledged most of the crimes for which he was sentenced to
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twenty five years. the former president always claimed his innocence for the murders and disappearances by a government sanctioned death squad critics say the government was the most corrupt improve in history. his supporters created the seventy nine year old former leader with the defeat of shining path rebels and then a nine hundred ninety s. rians where at the cusp of the conflict that killed thousands of people supporters also safe he helped save the economy from collapse for years his children campaigned for his release saying he was ill and frail but he didn't have a terminal illness a condition for a humanitarian pardon. denied him the freedom he craved. my greatest pain is to acknowledge that for part of the population for him or he was able to victimize looking for a depressing image. hostage of the judiciary. an
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opinion poll in may said fifty nine percent approve favored living go supporters say it's time for him to have a quiet life. to stay at home live serenely enjoys granddaughters enjoy the people who love him and be free to decide to do whatever he wants. many peruvian school for years post the presidential pardon were open. if he asked for forgiveness for the crimes he committed but for the families of the victims just sure was. never enough. families of the victims say they feel betrayed preceded by the promised he wouldn't pardon for he money to win votes. to win justice for more than two decades. they don't care about our stuff about our desolation and the pain we still endure and we will never find peace. he's old
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well i'm old too and i haven't found justice yet he must complete a sentence despite his release from facing another trial a case is pending for the deaths of six people if convicted for the money faces another twenty five years in prison. families of the victims say they won't stop demanding justice and hope to see him behind bars again but. also to come here and al-jazeera including a leading opponent of russian president vladimir putin wants to run against him in next year's presidential election we'll find out why his name may never get on the ballot plus. i'm daniel schneider in the pads but the city's forgotten children it's abandoned youngsters have a recipe to be heard in a society that would otherwise ignore them.
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welcome back for a look at the weather across the levant western parts of asia to start with and we have a frontal system which is giving a lot of cloud and also some rain in places with some snow higher elevations they've got a subtle weather conditions around the eastern side of the mediterranean some showers across syria temperatures nothing special as a pretty cold air across turkey still or at the snows but still some big negative nighttime temperatures across more mountainous regions so a head on through into tuesday is looking for. find here a slight recovery in temperatures but across the stands we've got some breaks of snow developing although for a couple we're looking at highs of fifteen degrees not all bad it's also going to become cloudy with time across the arabian peninsula this band of clouds moving southward and i react goes from thirty is a maximum to twenty three by tommy get through to choose day with a fairly brisk breeze developing behind it i wouldn't rule out the chance of wanted to showers on this system either some bruce wayne's mecca though staying in the
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sunshine highs of thirty five degrees across into southern portions of after the heavy showers across parts of angola certainly zambia and zimbabwe harare that is quite wet at the moment some showers on the eastern side of mass of madagascar much as you would expect house where we've got some showers across parts of south africa should be fine in johannesburg with highs of twenty nine. in two thousand and one. spreads around the. arab australians accused of being enemies with. and attacking the way of life. treated like we suspect we would under suspicion struggling to adapt to their new found. al-jazeera excuse the history of the lebanese community in australia. once upon a time in punchbowl and this time on al-jazeera.
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let's give a quick recap of the top stories here on al-jazeera jerusalem's highest ranking roman catholic cleric says the city should be a place of peace that excludes now what his comments follow u.s. president donald trump's recognition of jerusalem as israel's capital. more than two hundred people are dead after a tropical storm devastated the southern philippines tens of thousands of and forced on their homes and a state of emergency has been declared in several areas. and opponents of peru's former president alberto fujimori have clashed with police over his fridge morry was released because of his failing health. carol concert in london's trafalgar
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square but it's also a fundraiser for the amos trust a human rights organization which supports projects in the occupied palestinian territory. they recently did a walk from london to jerusalem highlighting britain's unkept promises to the palestinians in the hundred year old balfour declaration they direct an ordained anglican vicar says they are one of a growing number of faith based groups supporting palestinian rights jerusalem is a couple of palestine. the jury says meaning is for more than just the capital city it's a center three faiths and a sincere woven with the identity of three different people groups so anything which happens the house is wide scale ramifications so for us to walk from london to jerusalem what other place could there be to finish especially a call for equal rights following president trump's decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital one of the strongest responses came from the religious society of friends the quakers who called the action morally indefensible this action in
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east jeopardizing peace and justice and human rights by making it more difficult to continue with the peace process we work with human rights observers who are on the ground in history sloman in the west bank. they are already telling us that the situation is more tense and there are higher levels of violence cardinal vincent nichols the senior catholic representative for england and wales has said i fear for jerusalem and its people today i pray for its peace while the anglican church has also stressed the unique nature of jerusalem we're very mindful that we can't be sentimental about jerusalem we have to think about the realities on the ground today by jerusalem is a place where christians muslims and jews live side by side but sometimes when a cause of tension i'd wanted to be a cause of hope. for many people the politics of the holy land may seem daunting but these musicians hope
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they can change that perception of course many popular christmas carols reference the palestinian city of bethlehem but it seems more and more people are taking an interest in what's happening in jerusalem and are willing to get involved. and by doing so they say they're pushing the message of peace that so central to christmas . of the of the al-jazeera london. evangelicals are the largest group of christians in the u.s. and they've led the campaign to align the united states more closely with israel from washington to markham and explains the influence of all beliefs in modern day american politics. thank you polls have shown that no other american demographic group not even jews stand behind the state of israel more staunchly then event jellicoe christians support grounded in their reading of the bible especially those passages regarding jerusalem christianity's holiest city it's fitting that it
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should be the capital of israel again as it was many many years ago and has been in the hearts of the jews for millennia some avenger even believe jewish domination of jerusalem must be the prelude to the second coming of christ the messiah is the future of the prophetic vision of a new jerusalem where god will create a new heaven a new earth and a new jerusalem and he will inhabit his throne though many palestinians are christians to avenge jellicoe those who make up one quarter of the u.s. population place their faith in israel's promise to protect the pilgrimage to the holy places it's an untenable part of the christian faith and christians can have access to it under jewish israeli control that's not guaranteed when there is a form of government in control of jerusalem. so donald trump's recognition of jerusalem as the israeli capital has only reinforced his broad backing by evangelicals regardless of what they may think about his actual religious
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convictions was a promise that he made on the campaign trail that he has delivered as president i think for american christians this is one of the reasons why we elected him but not all christians agree design ism is a rebellion against judaism itself. a perversion of it stephen french is an episcopalian who says muslims along with the other faiths must share control of jerusalem the very. seat of christianity not to mention the prince of peace stand with the utmost clarity against any kind of possessiveness towards jerusalem one protestant denomination the presbyterians has gone so far as to support a boycott of israel and divest ing from companies involved with the jewish state and to this. free will to rid your part. of the truth and to take the stuff that's all right. but for most of angelical sympathy
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for the state of israel remains an article of faith tom ackerman al-jazeera washington the palestinian exiles have been living in the us for generations and something else here the trumps move on jerusalem main danger their chances of ever returning home jabatan see reports. left bethlehem seven years ago and now lives in northeast washington d.c. but it's christmas gatherings have remained constant this is a tradition that in bethlehem we celebrate and so was born in jerusalem but grew up in bethlehem before moving to the us and i'm trying to bring some of these traditions to the united states to my family and getting people together to celebrate christmas donald trump's decision to recognized israel's capital has hit hard he worries now about the prospect of never being able to return to his birthplace jerusalem is. christian. as
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christian. rangers him and also as. it was also born in that i want to i want to be able to go but another guest here tonight found some comfort president announcement has at least refocused international attention on the israeli occupation there's you know heightened tensions over the holy sites within drucilla more but in other places. these events and these anniversaries become much more important and more people participate and people put greater effort. to celebrate them and to have the world celebrate them two. points to this year's joint service of congregations from the national cathedral in washington d.c. and. through christmas in bethlehem detected an extra from the sermons that evidence back home made a very important statement about how. on this christmas day how important it is
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that we realize that just like the times of jesus we have the caesars of this any that we as christians people of faith need to resist this was masters christmas wish my hope that. everyone in palestine. would one day living equal equally. having access and access to water x. . axis to build in their homes to build and what that's what i want they want equal rights for everyone to be living in equality and whether whatever this is. a christmas dinner of palestinian hope armed resistance in the u.s. can. the united nations has passed a resolution criticizing me and mas treatment of the ranger cold for full citizenship rights access for aid workers and for refugees to be allowed to return
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home it was passed despite opposition from china and russia spain's king philippe has used his traditional christmas address to call for unity following last week's regional election in catalonia he asked the newly elected parliament to give up further moves toward secession from spain. some days ago the citizens of catalonia voted to elect their representatives in the catalan parliament you know my space the problems that affect all cattle and respecting diversity and thinking responsibly about the common good the road cannot be one that lead to confrontation or to exclusion again as we already know that only generates disagreement uncertainty. on the moral civic and of course economic impoverishment of society as a whole instead the road must lead to coexistence in the court of cattle and society as diverse and pluralistic as it is so that it recovers its serenity its stability and mutual respect in such a way that ideas do not put distance between or break up families and friends
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russia's best known opposition leader in a valley has led to the paperwork needed to run against vladimir putin in next year's election there are serious doubts however that he'll appear on the ballots reports from moscow. in twenty cities across russia from blood of all stock to moscow alexina valley's supporters turned out to endorse him independent hopefuls must gather at least five hundred people in such meetings as a criteria for full candidate status thank you easily got that in moscow alone where he had this message for the man he wants to run against. it was leaving my senior who didn't but if you did you turned a country into a source of personal enrichment for yourself your family and your friends but why should not be president any more you are a bad president you don't have opposed the program. then it was off to the election commission to hand in his application but it's no valmy is unlikely to make its own
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to the ballots for the elections in march he's always said his two thousand and fourteen fraud conviction was politically motivated but the kremlin is using it to bar him from the race the goal has always been to demonstrate that putin is a leader with no alternative uncontested and what they say can take advantage over anybody else and it is very important to keep this super majority this super advantage to demonstrate that putin has so much more power than anybody else another opposition leader was trying to test the system on sunday idia yashin an ally of the valleys was unexpectedly elected head of a moscow boni a simple district in september but his efforts to use the modest power of the roll to approve street events was struck down by moscow city court a few hundred people showed up anyway the election is just three months away now
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and as per usual the or thorazine they're making it very clear that even a very small demonstration like this is completely unwelcome they want to allow to put up a stage show or have any bad as here in the police loud speakers are telling everyone that this is an unauthorized rally lasik over the kremlin is confidence novell me yashin and company don't have the mass supports needed to challenge putin but it's not taking any chances rory chalons al-jazeera mosque or. not tens of thousands of children live and work on the streets of bolivia as capital la paz trapped in low paid jobs it's one of the poorest countries in south america but local government efforts and now try. to help children skate the cycle of poverty has done. everyone in the past once upon a tony or sweet bread it's tradition and they're delicious but really us and his friends at the mendis articles children's baking bread and biscuits gives them more than something sweet to accompany christmas. this helps us when we leave here so
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that we have a way of earning a living thanks to the pen and tony this is then. they started baking in the middle of november to meet demand part of a project to give them a place in bolivian society it's one of many projects trying to help thousands of bolivia's working children. homeless children it's the guts and youngsters are making themselves their forging their own future creating an alternative to the bustle of life on the city's steep and narrow streets bolivia has long been one of the poorest countries in the region and it's difficult to know accurately how many children in the past don't attend school of forced to work in often precarious conditions on the streets and in the markets but it's thought to be many thousands . of them i don't want him to suffer like me on the street with the called the rain and the wind sometimes i sell sometimes not i want my children to achieve
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something in their lives which is why i want them to come here then go to school. carla brings her children to one of the hearing centers set up by the powers authority is a place to study and to play to receive expert medical and psychological attention a haven from the hardship on the street getting on isn't it we hope that they can continue their studies at the centers formulates a large plan an escape the informal sector to which they've become accustomed and a good. jessica age fourteen is up at five to attend school but then has to work at the family kiosk the hearing center gives her hope and ambition she wants to be an architect. when i was not there says they to get good grades i'm a good student second or third in my class sometimes my books are a bit messy and the teachers complain so my mom explains or she to ation and they understand and help me if i don't finish my homework they say it's all right for
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the next class and. life is still tough the jessica and the liers and thousands like them the bread and they do cation giving them hope for a better future than a shrine there are jews here a lot. ok i'm out of the top stories here al jazeera jerusalem's highest ranking roman catholic cleric says the city should be a place of peace but excludes no one his comments follow u.s. president donald trump's recognition of jerusalem as israel's capital. francis said repeating what many others said before him is not new that there was a miss if you feasts. there is not peace if someone uses could. lose a limb to drink loads not excluded. more than two hundred people are dead after a tropical storm devastated the southern philippines tens of thousands have been
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forced on their homes in a state of emergency has been declared in several areas more than one hundred fifty more i'm missing as rescue efforts get underway across the region at least five people have been killed in a suicide bombing in the afghan capital the attack happened they are national intelligence agency building and cobbles shas dark neighborhood last week i saw claimed responsibility for an attack on a military training center in the city opponents of peru's former president alberto fujimori have clashed with police over his pardon for more he was released because of failing health he's been serving a twenty five year prison term for corruption and human rights crimes committed during his ten year presidency the united nations just passed a resolution criticizing men must treatment of the range it calls for full citizenship rights access for aide workers and for refugees to be allowed to return
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home was passed despite opposition from china and russia. and russia's best known opposition leader in our valley has cleared the first hurdle towards running for president against vladimir putin he submitted the paperwork needed to be a candidate in the election next year but there are serious doubts will be allowed to run last week president putin announced he will seek a new six year term and will be standing. but israel has freed thirty six prisoners accused of inciting violence against the state during anti government protests nearly half of them were granted release more than a year ago. venezuela has arrested hundreds of individuals in response to prolong demonstrations against the president nicolas maduro but those were the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after one of the least food for thought that subject life and.
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