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sister. was at same time to church last sunday and hasn't been seen since she holds out hope her sister is still alive but is struggling we can freak out only when we have to like any more i want called my sister went to church with belief in god she had strong faith she often sets an action is will help really good turn your life i've lost faith in the church. the family haven't stopped searching but say they're ready to accept any outcome this is a neighborhood multi-faith like a family as a mosque a few steps away and in front of that a catholic shrine at this time of the year this street and the surrounding ones should be decorated with festive lights to celebrate easter a week ago instead they've been replaced by black and white stream of us. really. have joined. us holding mass at st anthony when the bomb exploded
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he survived because the bomber was at the back of the church away from the altar he says he's struggling to come to terms with the attack why inside joke this would place such things would happen. usually before the mas i talked to the people. and then. as you say like to some of them. they were full of. they were full of hope. and all of them with new dresses. my whole song families came specially in pension. to ask for. me to god. everything. outside st anthony's survivors held a prayer vigil and lit candles in memory of the dead and prayed for peace florence italy al-jazeera colombo. break here and al-jazeera when we come back then as well it makes a plea to farmers. put pressure on the food supply. and the un ones that floods in
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mozambique could be devastating and more rain is forecast on that stay with us. hello again and welcome back well here across the levant we are looking at much of the disturbed weather we had seen coming across the gulf as well as into southern iran making its way towards the east towards pakistan and afghanistan so as we go towards monday things are looking much better across the region the winds have been dying down as well but the temperatures are coming up here across many areas for quite city we do expect to see a high there on monday of twenty nine degrees for baghdad it is going to be thirty three degrees there and as we go towards tuesday it gets even hotter in baghdad we expect to see about thirty six tehran a nice day few but we do expect to see some showers in the forecast at twenty four degrees there here across the gulf temps are coming up as well here in doha we're
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going to start the day here on monday with a temperature of about thirty two as a high as we go towards tuesday it does come up as well but the temperatures across much of the interior sections across saudi arabia mecca forty degrees few as a high there but over towards but scott a nice day at about thirty one and of course we do want to update you on what is happening here across mozambique heavy rain could be a factor across coastal areas but the remnants of the storm is making its way off so we do expect to see much of the rain start to dissipate down here towards the south in durban it is going to be a nice day with sun in your forecast at twenty seven in johannesburg is going to be a partly cloudy day with a temperature of twenty four. the story of one of the most successful p.r. campaigns in the us. study after study has demonstrated that israeli perspective dominated american media coverage for part of this can you get through your thick head is hamas
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a terrorist organization the only thing that you're going to say is what we want and if you don't say it we're not to let you speak it would be very hard for ordinary americans to know that they're being deceived the occupation of the american mind on al-jazeera. welcome back a quick amount of our top stories here this hour a second round of key talks in saddam is set to get under way on saturday protest leaders on the army made a deal to form a joint council to run the country until elections take place. voting is underway in spain it's a national election and for years turnout estimated to be around sixty percent campaigning was dominated by the rise of the far right on the issue of catalonia
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independence. and sri lanka's leaders have taken part in the visuals a week from the deadly easter sunday bombings that killed more than two hundred fifty people in the country remains on edge and security forces carry out more raids in search of suspects. now a teenager suspected of a shooting at a synagogue in california is also under investigation at a mosque one person was killed and three others wounded including a rabbi a nineteen year old man alleged to have far right views has been arrested reynolds has more in the shooting saying. almost one hundred people had gathered at the home community center in synagogue in poll a north of san diego to celebrate the last day of passover in the jewish holiday a white one thousand year old male identified by police as jonathan ernest entered the synagogue and began firing a semiautomatic rifle bullets struck four people killing an elderly woman and
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wounding a young girl a man and the rabbi presiding over the service obviously look right now based on my last. conversation looks like a hate crime hard to believe as the gunman fled an armed off duty border patrol agent employed to provide security at the synagogue chased him shooting at his vehicle shortly afterward the gunman contacted police and was taken into custody without incident police believe his weapon jammed soon after he began shooting there was a border patrol officer off duty. at the at the synagogue and as the. church was leaving the facility he obtained a weapon and engaged in gunfire and shot at ernest did not hit him but there was a piers that did make. did put some bullet holes in the car that urge was driving law enforcement officers say the alleged gunman was under investigation for
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attempting to set fire to a mosque in a nearby community hate crimes against jews and other minorities in the u.s. have increased in recent years the california attack happened six months to the day after eleven people were killed in a synagogue in pittsburgh one of the worst instances of anti semitic violence in modern u.s. history in the past few weeks three churches were african-americans worship were set alight in louisiana president trump has faced criticism that his record. rick has encouraged white supremacists he denies the accusations on friday the president drew criticism for once again saying there were quote fine people among those taking part in the unite the wright rally in charlottesville virginia in two thousand and seventeen which was billed as a racist anti-semitic gathering president trump says there were some there milledge
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to defend the statue of the confederate pro-slavery general i was talking about fee for this because they felt very strongly about the monument to robert e. lee a great general would like. it was one of the great the alleged gunman apparently posted a hate filled anti-semitic screed online on a website popular with the far right just a few moments before the shooting began that document will now be scrutinized by investigators who are also looking for other elements to his motive and the shooting is likely to add to a growing political debate in the weeks ahead rob reynolds al-jazeera hoey california and christensen he joins us live now from washington d.c. kristen so what more details are emerging about the suspect and what reaction has that been to the attack. well at this stage there still has been no
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link between nineteen year old john ernest and known hate group but that hasn't stopped calls for him to be charged with a hate crime at this stage he's been charged with homicide and he remains under investigation for an arson at another mosque in a nearby town in california some more charges could be following at this stage we're hearing reaction from across the political spectrum condemnation from jews and muslims from democrats and republicans from the president all the way down to the mayor of poway where the shooting took place and in the case of china to senator chuck schumer a democrat from new york there's also been a call for action i've seen reports that this most recent recent attack or took in two of inspiration if you can call it that from other horrific acts perpetuated by white supremacists who communicate with one another online we must
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we must be thinking more ways to stop the spread of this hate and protect all houses of worship and of course the need to address gun violence is greater than ever before and kristin this attack comes barely six months after the pittsburgh synagogue that sakovich eleven people were killed i mean how worried to people about the rise of anti-semitism in the u.s. . then you can talk to jews across the country and they're very aware of the situation very concerned many synagogues have security guards and security procedures in place as you said six months to the day after that pittsburgh shooting that claimed eleven lives at a synagogue there and i talk to people after that and they feel this personally and deeply and people are very concerned it's not just jews either hate crimes across the united states as rob mentioned are up seventeen percent in two thousand and
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seventeen according to the f.b.i. that's the most recent year that they have statistics but all indications are that this trend is continuing in new york city for example in the last year they've seen a seventy three percent increase in hate crimes and they say two thirds of those have been against jews so the anti-defamation league has spoken out they said the attack yesterday was an attack on the jewish community in its entirety and that everyone needs to stand together because no religion no one should be afraid to practice their religion in the united states kristen thank you. libya's u.n. recognized government as told from system dealing with money for how to solve the warlord continues to lay siege to tripoli and their strike on somebody by one of those helicopters killed four people would have the why there's more now from tripoli. clashes broke out again on the southern part of tripoli near the vicinity
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of the international in active airport as their forces loyal to they could now is the government of national called have advanced toward the center of the tripoli international airport it's very strategic because the government forces recaptured the international airport they can easily cut the supporting law in coming for her those forces from the city of the south of tripoli on another front have to his forces that retreated as the government forces took control of a bridge on the southern part of tripoli military sources where the government say that the government warplanes targeted have those locations in civil areas on the southern part of the city and meanwhile the interior minister of the government of national called that he has blamed france for what he calls supporting the warlords have to overnight
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a poor have to play in targeted locations near the city center of tripoli killing get four and one twenty over more than twenty fighters with the government of national accord and. interior minister a government of national accord is asking or calling on france to stop dealing with the world. and they go to the fighter jets or the locations at night or the interior minister says that there are two countries who are involved in supporting warlord plea for help to with the warplanes and fighter jets we know that the united arab emirates and egypt are the major supporters of the warlord for have says that have to it cannot be part of any peace negotiations and the aim of this operation by the government is not only to push have to his forces back out of tripoli but also to chase them beyond the administrative borders of tripoli towards
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the city of the u.n. and the city of torn up. flooding in northern mozambique has wiped out entire villages the united nations released these images showing the port town of pemba one of the worst affected areas. hit the region on thursday and there's been more heavy rain the u.n. . has made an appeal for the victims many of them were already displaced. six weeks ago. these villages have been entirely wiped out they look like they've been running for viable people asking for. then they need water purification and they need food so we're going to work closely with the government we are here in support of who are coordinating this response to mobilize the supplies to get these people assistance as quickly as possible the weather is still bad it is still raining but thankfully the winds have died down so we will be doing everything we can in the next twenty four hours to get people the supplies that they need and to continue to
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move out to assess areas and make sure that we know the full situation on the ground polls are closed and people were voting in parliamentary elections they were picking candidates from only two political parties both of which are normal to the president for the first time in thirty years there's not a single opposition candidate on the ballot five years ago people could choose from twenty different parties. sanctions banning u.s. companies from buying venezuelan oil come into effect on sunday economic impact will make it even harder for president nicolas maduro government to import much needed food malnutrition is at an all time high and even a quarter of the population was seven million people in need of humanitarian aid in american medicine the sea and human reports. in north central venezuela. this the emblematic sugar refinery of than israel is a valley hasn't been processing locally grown sugar cane for at least two years
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francisco center explains that the source of the problem is homegrown. producers non-printing came in so we're importing brown sugar from brazil and nicaragua which we move from and to white sugar in the region. who you'll is a historic town it was where the spaniards established venezuela's first capital in the sixteenth century. it's a first child valley where the sugarcane industry was king. it's sad to see what's become of the kooyong the mother city of venezuela. everything you see there to live photos was sugarcane they've planted limon trees now but they dying because there are no pesticides. under former president chavez the refinery was taken over by the state followed by price controls the producers say made growing cane unprofitable now some farmers plant grass for livestock. or raise goats.
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the socialist governments agrarian revolution was supposed to make venezuela self-sufficient in food but it hasn't turned out that way these were the workers porters and what was another sugar plantation in this area like much of an as well as most fertile land it was explode created by the state divided up and the distributed to the local community but as you can see it has been abandoned. today than israel imports almost everything people eat including rice beans pasta and corn flour distributed in government subsidized food boxes but they're not enough to fire in the last two years the san francisco church you know has been the salvation for up to six hundred people of all ages they're not here to pay. ok but to get a meager meal of rice and beans soup the only thing most here will eat all day. we all used to live off the sugarcane industry but there's no supplies everything
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is in chaos. now faced with crippling u.s. commercial and financial sanctions the government is again talking about making local food production a priority it's a goal that's alluded them for the last twenty years but one that is more urgent than ever. you see in human i'll just see that it took julio venezuela. part of a quick check of the headlines here on al-jazeera a second round of key talks is set to get under way on saturday protest leaders on the army made an initial deal to form a joint council to run the country until elections can take place. that's the latest now from khartoum they're saying that they will be starting their meeting at seven o'clock local time they're running a little bit late but they're expecting to sort out other issues like who will have
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greater representation the military council wanted to be a military transitional government with civilian representation and the coalition of the declaration of freedom and change they want it to be a civilian transitional council with military representation so they have to still sort out that issue there's also the issue of how long the transitional period will be so really the beginning yesterday of deciding or the decision yesterday to have a joint military civilian transitional government is still only the beginning. for the tenth week in a row members of the algerian diaspora in france of held protests against algeria as ruling elite thousands took to the streets of paris on sunday early this month president abilities bit of a step down after ruling out a jury of the twenty years but of has been replaced by the head of the upper house of parliament as an interim president until an election on july the fourth he's been placed in demands from the street to quit. polls are about to close in spain's third national election in four years turnout is unusually high at around sixty
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percent campaigning was dominated by the rise of the far right on the issue of catalonia as independence sri lanka's leaders have taken part in vigils a week on from the deadly easter sunday bombings that killed more than two hundred fifty people but the country remains on edge as security forces carry out more raids in search of suspects flooding in northern mozambique has wiped out entire villages tropical cyclone kenneth hit the region on thursday and there's been more heavy rain the country had already been hit by either six weeks ago. and pakistan has released a final group of indian nationals detained for illegal fishing three hundred sixty have now been released as part of a goodwill gesture india and pakistan often arrest each other's fishermen for political leverage tensions remain high since a suicide bomber killed over forty soldiers in indian administered kashmir those were the headlines the news continues on al-jazeera after inside story watching.
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hello and welcome to inside story today we're coming from the al-jazeera forum here in doha on the program today we're going to examine u.s. foreign policy across the middle east in theory what should happen is political goals and diplomacy come together with a military strategy but with the u.s. president donald trump heading towards another election is his policy in the middle east beginning to unravel from israel to palestine to syria to turkey to saudi arabia to jordan are we heading into a more dangerous period this is inside story. welcome
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to the program and welcome to our audience here in doha let's get going with our discussion here on inside story guests first off we have mahmoud from the ellington center for islam and law in europe we have side mohammad marandi a professor of english literature oma from the us appeal newspaper and mohammed chicago way from the al-jazeera center for studies welcome to you all gentlemen can i just start with you my how much of when it comes to u.s. foreign policy across the gulf across the broader middle east how did we get to where we are today. well actually the crowds foreign policy entails so little political i own is now or this month or talking about what the
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amount to the clear. in an economic war on iran by pushing for a zero export of iranian oil at the same time the trump administration is hand in a peace hand or more in a shot in the peace and to the taliban that was blacklisted for the last twenty years so i think if we since we want to hit talk about the god of israel the palestinian question and all the middle eastern de lima's i think there is a common thread that combines them here and they would call it the luck of a trumps grand strategy. what we have seen so far is mixed reactions to different incidents different case studies if you like his approach to the iranian has nothing to do with his approach with taliban as i mentioned earlier at the same time his approach to the golan heights question differs from all the claims of being
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a broker of peace between the parties scenes and the israelis so there are several controversies going on and they think what is also central in this analysis is the fact that trump prefers to handle one crisis by jumping to another so we don't see a settled period of time where there is a strategy to deal going on not only that we can also add another factor that is plex in most of us as i noticed is how he keeps shifting his positions and his statements about the same the very same issue oma us right from the newspaper do you concur with that analysis of where donald trump is coming from and not wishing to put words into your mouth mohamed the dangers that perhaps lie ahead when it comes to where donald trump is heading when it comes to u.s. foreign policy in this region. and why i took it was in media and. how do you
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concur with the gentleman what he said indeed it is the american the message as predicted and as a matter of fact. in a confusing kind of way. you know it. says with. a dependence on the ideology to say this is very even manifest in the palestinian cause and the america's. judgment john i was. the lean i'm very flagrantly towards the he's. problem with the palestinians they said there is this some third so he said we need to lean towards israel this has been emblematic here. he took different decisions regarding jerusalem and. so on and so forth but this
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doesn't mean that he is the only reason for such manifestations he thinks this is fertile i am going into it he likes we. had to be a subject to whatever the americans born to do with us this is a fact we are the weaker side we are terrified and he invests in this terror and he would use bogeymen in order for us to be more in need for him he said turning. to. interfere in the legitimacy of certain countries saudi arabia his fear. comes to political. b.s. . when it comes to the militants. and. he.
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morphy when he when he thinks he fears from the task formation of the societal transforming. says he is. fearful of. what goes around him mohammad marandi to pick up on a phrase that you use so you were talking about it being willy nilly is that how it's perceived into iran. i think perhaps one way of interpreting the united states is to look at the u.s. administration. or to reverse the phrase the regime. in in a sort of different light trump is i think we should look at him separately from pompei you know and bolton trump i think is his basic objective is reelection and to remain in power and almost everything that he has done over the past few
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years was to get reelected to get elected and now i think it's a get reelected. bolton on the other hand is a neo con he's an american supremacy s. and he wants to settle old scores with anyone who stood up to the united states so that makes him different from trump and sheldon adelson is perhaps the the key figure behind bolton and from pale but pompei is different from bolton in that he is. a christian zionist he spoke recently about the rapture and. so his his world view is different from that of bolton and their book world views are different from that of trump and that's why i think you see these different voices coming out of the united states or or the or the white house but i think ultimate
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policy is quite similar in fact i don't really see and i'm sure some may disagree but i don't really see trump as all that different from previous administrations ok thank you for the. for me earning a sense of islamic law in europe three whole leave negative interpretations of u.s. foreign policy is your interpretation as negative as our other guests. i did that i said i will focus basically on the palestinian israeli conflict and the role of united states in this conflict at this time in particular. but before doing so and i think there are three been bases to clarify the american policies in the region which are israel iran and saudi arabia these three countries are the basis of the of the american strategy in the middle east and specifically in my
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intervention i would focus on israel and the conflict with the palestinians their medical vision and that to the. israeli what we're seeing in the conflict is that his own side that there were speaks a lot about the deal of the century i don't like this expression for its recall vision of american vision of the solution and i think after more than this will be announced but in fact practically the implementation begun on the gone two years of on the road before the. do this american vision seen is that it does not mean just on the two state solution which is the obvious a crucible of the israeli palestinian negotiations this is no longer the case. the second one or one of the american policy is the shield to help israel to achieve that at this historic victory over the palestinians and the scale of the scene since the beginning of troops there there should be
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a what pressure on the palestinians and what is new and trumps the policy is that is trying to weaken the palestinian authority to push them to the new position table again and. what what does this mean within the gulf crisis and the transformations the region and them pose and think and the this is and in fact this is a movement that only began to fear. that we notice that there is a strategic pieces of verse now which is a model that's from outside into the through the inside and this means that instead of creating peace with the palestinians in the beginning and then normalize and the arabs the. peace with the arabs are normalization or have good relations with between the arabs as i and then using this relations to put pressure on the palestinians inside so that they make more concessions and not for certain it was
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something that as i was successful and because it has well i had the studds good relations some of the gulf states and and it seems that a number of arab countries are quite understanding again that is the need peace and the normalization. conclusion of like to say. what can we how can we understand that all of these developments of our listeners should put the moral. marginalization of this palestinian issue and this was seen phoenix or go where netanyahu has been leaked a number of one session in which a number of the ministers of the states clued in the biennial on the saudis and the emirates they spoke clearly. that the their priority is to face iran and not to solve the palestinian issue. out of all of these key
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regional zones out of all these key playing countries across the region which is you for you is potentially the most dangerous. probably the expected announcement of the deal for the sentry in a few weeks from now and i think most arab and muslim audiences governments elites anxious to figure out exactly what judge it has as a magic touch to advance this plan we have heard about it we have not seen it yet and they think this is going to divide the arab world the islamic world in two main camps the compromisers who accept what comes from washington since they don't have much to do with you cannot afford much resistance. by having their arm tweaked or because they don't have the luxury of formulating
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a counter policy how to save tourism or how to protect the interest of the palestinians on the other side it will be a camp who will push forward for the implementation of this new deal of the sentry and they think some golf capitals have already the embarked on this adjourning they are willing to help this endeavor and that their own ideological and strategic interest pretty asians that this is plan something that could become the grand peace strategy of this new middle east but in two thousand and six then secretary of state condoleezza rice visited israel and lebanon and she announced her formula for the whole of chaotic disorder if you like and i think this is part
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of a twenty year later push toward this radical implement one sided one dimensional peace process and i think in the meantime we need to observe. the considered asian of the three figures questioner baldwin and pompey you this triangle that is pushing forward what trump would like to of the middle east this is going to be rewarded in both in terms of sort of define the american israeli alliance at the same time it also serves as the electorial drive of keepin trump at the white house for the next four years let's just put a muscular what is it that jarrett couche when he comes back with his infamous or famous peace plan for the middle east sometime after ramadan we're told when he comes back with that what can that plan be that we haven't heard of before.
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no plan b. in sight. is strategic disclosure we are living in this region. talked about the problem of here there's a problem of fatigue as well. but it's the other three are. they having shorter. we want but to what extent iraq has to be staged or fake and continue leveling the sanctions or i think things will go to the jordanians as well. as. libyans indeed we are living in a time of what i call a strategic disclosure or exporter. i always say that the quality those are the
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underbelly is. the most powerful and the. more strongly said i'm sure is the deal. even. if you used what the americans heard him dictated. things. israeli security was but he cannot sign this deal because this will lead to his demise robert the immediate backstory as the two colleagues have outlined you've got the embassy being moved from tel aviv to jerusalem you've got the move over the golan heights you got jericho who has this very close kind of relationship with mohammed been in riyadh been literally talk on whatsapp if what your question comes up with after ramadan legitimizes
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israel more than they've already. so miles to israel is there a corollary of that which is you have to therefore deal better to my palestinians more than they've been anyway. my own expectations are nothing to do with the legitimacy of the palestinians per see in media and inside policy because as you know politicians are living through conditions but in accordance. with our with what i heard i think yes israel will be legitimized. internationally. soon or they will be marginalized. be the americans to recognize the palestinians as a genuine part because the pull sinners are saying no to the american people
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and. to what extent we can say no the. following are certain formulas and america paid the major on aids foundation. a lot of international agrees you know. there is no party. to legitimize their presence there is an internal division to mishear policy in illegitimacy that relates to circumstances but it is still a fading away and it is weak in all the elections of the. council has been ten years ago but there is no parliament this is a. key political legitimacy as well suppose from the division between fatah and hamas in gaza this is not a political division per se it is
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a little division as well between the two geographies. this is a more ominous. reason this is your third. indeed not only this cd and not only the need piers you palestinians are they want back when girls are tired from the idea of conflicts with israel without having a new plays vision or to put an end to it thank you for that so the randi what happens when it comes to mr rouhani is reaction to with donald trump what the direction of travel is because he said in effect he said i cannot work with mr rouhani that's that's when he walked away from the nuclear deal the moderate quote so i'm using the word advisedly mr rouhani so what might mr rouhani do next because it occurs to me that he's maybe at a point where he might pivot in one direction or another i think i think president rouhani will probably be taking
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a more let's say robust approach and standing up to the united states and while the sanctions against iran do hurt and they do buy. they have had major political benefits from iran which shouldn't be taken lightly. even european countries traditional allies of the united states which are so far by the by the american sanctions. despite their protests and despite their pretty words at times but they do obey trump but politically speaking the united states is in isolation that has helped iran that has these. this narrative that has been built against iran for decades has ruptured. does it bring food to the table but it does it does make a big difference. second of all i think president rouhani will be looking for
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alternatives remember iran has fifteen neighboring countries and therefore many means to do trade oil will they will continue to export oil they will give discounts but. it's a very very lucrative trade and they will be continue to be making money. and. also iran i think has been more united by trump than ever before i've. the political establishment the political parties the different factions they are more. much more united today than they have been since i have these for the last twenty years since i remember the east the last couple of just interruptions and that's one good aspect of donald trump being in the white house yes or no well. at his difficult
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question. trump i don't want to say his presence in the white house is a good thing but it has had benefit because of the way in which he conducts himself even even the way in which he's treating palestinians first of all i think that everything that you're that as my colleagues have said everything has it's cracked about palestine but i do think there is a flip side as well and that is that this colonize ation of palestine and in particular the west bank has been going on under different administrations but under trump that which we knew was coming anyway maybe twenty years down the road. there was a you know fast sudden fast forward but this put the israeli regime in a very difficult situation because there's really is and this i think could have potentially positive outcomes either the israelis have to. carry
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out mass deportation ethnic cleansing that comes at a huge price and it would destabilize or bring about the collapse of neighboring countries or they become increasingly similar i mean i believe israel has always been of an apartheid state but even in the eyes of our western friends and colleagues who like to say well hopefully they'll be a two state solution and so on but with the colonize ation of the west bank has become impossible now they no longer have that is excuse to close their eyes of the reality of apartheid so israel is becoming more universally recognized as the apartheid state that it is. and three or three and that israeli is they have to kill every one of they have to give them citizenship they're not going to do that so israeli regime is in a very tough situation it's not i mean netanyahu i think is very happy with trump but netanyahu is sort of like trump he is looking more i think mostly for his own
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personal interest his legal issues his corruption. court case on corruption him and his wife so i don't really think that he is very cocky careful about how israelis are going to have to face repercussions for the policy is now being carried out by the israeli regime and and washington time to thank our guests they were mahmoud to rubber mohammad marandi omar and mohammed jakaya and thank you to you two for your company here in doha it's been a pleasure and thank you to you too for your company here on inside story a quick reminder you can catch the program again via the website al-jazeera dot com you can follow the conversation and join in the conversation on our facebook page that's facebook dot com forward slash a.j. inside story or you can join us on twitter handle is at a.j. inside story or tweet me i'll tweet you back i'm happy peter don't be one for me
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in london with their top story for the year a polls close in spain's election in four years but forming a government could be difficult with five parties expected to be in the running. christians in sri lanka celebrate mass through a televised broadcast those churches remain closed after the easter weekend attacks a week ago. in sports when is the azerbaijan formula one drawn freedom a safety strive and now leads to world championship. lewis hamilton. welcome to the program protest leaders and the military. duty meets again shortly it will be the second meeting in as many days on saturday the military council on the opposition agreed to form a joint council to run the country until elections can take place demonstrators have been demanding
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a civilian government since omar al bashir was ousted earlier this month a lot of the reports from the capital khartoum. a kind of a mood of the sea an old port side the sudanese military headquarters in cut. they are reacting to news of progress in negotiations between the transitional military council and protest leaders every hope is fun and into the square. better for us to remain here then return to anything similar to what we had in the past we have suffered for thirty years we need a swift and final solution and. a joint transitional council which would include military presentation is on the cut negotiations have not yet does publish the personalities who would leave the country in transition to a full democracy but all sides a hopeful that they will eventually reach an agreement on but. now. there's been a discussion on the points in which there were differences of viewpoints and i
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think the discussion is continuing in a positive in federal way and that has encouraged us. some of the issues that dealing with include the period of transition would it be two or four years and whether the military will retain control of security and defense ministers and many people is a done credit the problem with the progress the chips fall for their climate for peaceful democratic dispensation may be far from over but they say the struggle they started here could potentially shape a new era on the african continent. encouraged by progress so far in a string of concessions by the transitional military council the mood within the protesters is one of defiance. today doesn't stop them gathered outside a building where the opposition popular congress party was holding a meeting chanting no place for islamists at least sixty four party members were
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wounded in the ensuing violence something that's been condemned by both the military and pro. we've passed through a lot for the last thirty years every kind of crime has been committed against injustices corruption the killings all were done in the name of religion where we want to secular government. didn't really lead protesters are also quick to point out they are against a well and trenched deep state that wants to see a continuation of the policies of the past but the foremost priority they say is the immense task or chipping the transition from thirty years of military rule mohamad at the wall just either. morgan joins us live now from khartoum he breaks through them between the military and the protesters with the formation of this joint council and we understand that a meeting again tonight. yes indeed there and they were supposed to be meeting an
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hour ago at that meeting is yet to start but process organizers and the military council both have been saying that they're optimistic and they're hopeful that these talks will be able to result in basically trying to sort out the issues of contention so the fact that they have agreed on a military on a joint military civilian transitional council is just the beginning they still have to decide how much representation each side gets the military council wants a military council a military transitional government with civilian representation and the civilian opposition coalition parties they want a civilian transitional council with military representation so that's one issue that they will be talking about today and they're hoping that they will be able to resolve that because that is one of them as i said one of the main sticking issues there's also the issue of how long the transitional government should last the military council wants it to be a period of two years while the coalition wants a period of four years there's so there's a lot of unresolved issues between the two sides that they have to sort out the reports that the military council is trying to dissuade an islamist party from
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having a march tomorrow for fear of clashes and what more do we know about this. well security authorities earlier issued a statement saying that they will not allow the popular congress party to have their rally tomorrow they're saying that they are concerned that it will get violent that the two sides the popular congress party supporters and protest organizers in front of the army headquarters will clash and then it will be bloody so they have already rejected. a permit for the popular congress party to hold a rally but it's not clear if the popular congress party supporters will still go through with their plans to have a rally on saturday as you heard from my colleague mohamed ajo on saturday they had a sure council meeting and that was attacked by dozens of protesters there saying that they don't want remnants of islamists for them the popular congress party was an ally of president bush's government the founder of the party to robbie who passed away is the person who brought president bashir to power so they have great
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suspicion about the popular congress party and its political motives and that's what the security forces are trying to avoid a violent. outbreaks of violence between the two sides. will have as mohammad as a civil society activists and director of justice africa that's a human rights advocacy group sudan shouldn't rush to hold elections. i think the main reason why democracy fell from oct nineteenth is four and a bill one thousand and five because there is not enough time for it in we don't actually put the right to be spent for our democratic process to start if we just dump to election that means we have the remnants of the region the still have the money and they can use their money too and also they are actually on all the government institution that instilled that we need actually to please them for that and see through that we have people who are really suffering to actually run
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the elections and trusted to do what the government supposed to do and that is need time if we don't do that then they will jump again or they will find a way to actually come again in a coup and that that's what happen in in in in mid one nine hundred. sixty s. nine and also in one thousand and nine because the claim is that the sudanese are not mature for democracy and then military join that jump into government and claim they are coming to form and we know exactly what happened with multiple suitland being independent fourth he is. sincere fifty three years on this independent years are governed by military and and that is what actual delay to done as a political social and economic development. polls are closed in spain's general election in four years let's cross to europe in new center where madam of is standing by marian never to. hello daryn yes that's right votes are being
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counted across spain following one of the most quote closely fought election races in years in the country no single party is expected to win an outlier outright majority in the parliament and that could mean of political wrangling to form a coalition and some predict the far right vox party could be the kingmaker in such a scenario we have two correspondents following the election for us jonah hole is standing by in barcelona first let's be to sun again is in the spanish capital and this could potentially be the first time that a far right party gained seats in the spanish congress since the franco dictatorship what is behind the appeal of the locks party. for the appeal. and if you'll forgive the noise this is where the hawks are going to be gathering later on this evening and clearly hearing themselves up to. the
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success that they think they will get back home really what the. supporters is. mixture of people who have been describing to the conservatives are climbing. over one of the main parties in spain but you decades. a lot of people feel let down by the way that the people's party handles the cattle and prices that was initially the sort of lightning rod to attract more people to their cause as it were but there is also a host of other issues as well for example they have a strong was to could say trompe and manifesto where they are against what they call undocumented migration and other factors like they want to go back to a time when to quote their own quote their own manifesto to make spain great again and harking back to that sort of looking up more nativist tone but this is what
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also people on the other side of that divide are fearing as well and it's leading people to vote tactically as many voters to this election day will be doing. they lined up ballots in hand ready to cast their votes at this packed polling station in madrid calm but there is anticipation in the air and indecision even at the last moment and. i have struggled because in the end all parties met show thinking in some ways but the politicians fail you a bit others may be more sure even in a multi party field i've been certain of how to vote for years now i've always voted the same but i think what's happening now the change of politicians it's a good thing and it can shake things up to help spain spain's acting prime minister better sunshine cost his bout earlier in the day he has been leading in the polls but that's no indication of victory there are at least four other contenders in
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this race a tough competition that has been seen at any time this is already proving to be a highly significant election showing the second highest turnout since the end of the franco dictatorship sign perhaps that people here are highly motivated. the main spoiler in this unpredictable election box capitalizing on the populist wave spreading through europe the anti immigration policies have resonated amongst voters angered at the status quo the constitutional crisis caused by catalonia as attempt to secede has also dominated this campaign it's the first time a far right party has entered mainstream politics since the dictatorship of general franco so what is your own sovereignty won't be broken in catalonia it won't be surrendered in brussels we're not going to kneel down in front of those. together we can and center right.


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