tv Fareed Zakaria GPS CNN March 22, 2015 10:00am-11:01am PDT
but as for march madness, she's having none of it. thanks for watching "state of the union." i'm gloria borger in washington. "fareed zakaria gps" starts right now. this is "gps," the global public square. welcome to all of you in the united states and around the world, i'm fareed zakaria. we'll begin the show with benjamin netanyahu's re-election to a fourth term as prime minister of israel. his pre-election maneuvers appear to have put him on a collision course with the obama administration. just how bad have things gotten between israel and washington and who is to blame? bibi or barack? we have great reporting and a spirited debate. then on wednesday, another foreign leader will address congress. but this one will actually be welcomed at the white house. afghanistan's new president will
meet and greet in washington this week. but he talked to me first, exclusively. >> also, give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses. that's what the black at the statue statue of liberty says. but does that not include refugees from war-torn countries? is america turning its back on the world's most desperate? michael lewis gives a look at what wall street is really up to these days. first here is my take. in an appearance on cbs news "face the nation" before being re-elected as israel's prime minister, benjamin netanyahu was asked if he was offended that the white house had tweeted one of my columns. that column pointed out that for 25 years bibi had been wrong in his predictions about iran's nuclear program. here was the prime minister's response. >> if i had to choose, i would retweet something that relates
to iran and that's the supreme leader's ayatollah co-haney's recent tweet in which he cites nine ways and reasons that israel should be destroyed. >> netanyahu is right to draw attention to that threat. but for somewhat different reasons than he implies. now, let me be clear, iran's supreme leader is radical anti-western whose twitter feed is filled with hate and hostility and means israel only harm. but he is also a canny politician who has survived and thrived in iran's complex political system. so what is the message he is sending? khomeini rejects destruction of israel but not by means of a war. quote, we recommend neither a classical war by the army of muslim countries nor to throw migrated jews at sea, unquote. let's throw aside the strange
line about not throwing jews at sea, the main quote is by iran's best-known dissident who was jailed for criticizing khomeini. he argues that the supreme leader has been consistent in his opinion for years, no war against israel, certainly not by iran. what does he advocate? a, "public and organized referendum in which muslims, christians and jews living in the area under israeli jurisdiction would decide on the fate of their government and regime." khomeini has recognized that the greatest rul estest vulnerability for israel is that it has legal jurisdiction over 4.5 million people in the west bank and gaza strip who have neither a stake nor a vote. that condition is virtually unique in the modern world and it cannot last in a democratic society. this is potentially the long run danger that could undo the miracle that is israel and it is
a miracle. the country is militarily far more powerful than it has ever been compared to its neighbors. its defense budget is larger than egypt, jordan syria and lebanon's combined according to the stokeckholm international peace institute. the wall and the iron dome have significantly lessened the threat from hamas and hezbollah. economically israel is booming having become the richest country in a sea of oil rich states. it is a vibrant democracy and dynamic society. as for the iranian nuclear program, which does not yet have even a single bomb let's not forget that israel has large nuclear arsenal, reportedly above 200 weapons, many of them now placed on submarines. iran's very sophisticated calculating leaders will surely take the strong deterrent into account even if several years from now they were to somehow build a few nuclear weapons.
in a strange way, khomeini understands the immense power of democracy, which is why he shut down the green movement in his own country. he recognizes israel's vulnerability lies in its strength, its flourishing democracy. in a generally pluralistic country like israel it is very hard to keep practicing a policy of non-citizenship towards so many. khomeini understands that israel can deter and respond to military threats, but it cannot as a democracy keep control of territories with 4.5 million people against their will. this is why he has chosen as his weapon the persistent call for a referendum. i would hope benjamin netanyahu takes this threat to israel's existence seriously and has an answer to it beyond a retweet. for more go to washingtonpost.com/fareed and
read my "washington post" column this week. and let's get started. you've heard my take on what bibi should do. now let's turn to what his re-election means for u.s.-israeli relations. in other words, how bad is it really and what will it mean at the u.n. the international war crimes tribunal across the middle east in europe. to talk about that i want to bring in peter beinart, who's done some political reportering on this for one of israel's main newspapers. he's also a contributing editor for "the atlantic," and a cnn political commentator. peter, it was unusual, a lot of people have noted, for josh ernest the white house spokesman, to go out of his way to really denounce bibinetanyahu after his re-election. >> yes, that's true. the administration is not only
ang grey but they're actually in a real crisis because there's been a lot of pressure over the past few years from europe and around the world to support the palestinians' efforts at the united nations to get us to -- to have their statehood be endorsed at the u.n. the u.s. behind the scenes has been exerting tremendous diplomatic pressure to try to stop that and the argument has been that the path toward palestinian statehood must be negotiations between the two parties. once benjamin netanyahu went out and said there will be no palestinian state if i'm prime minister he cut the rug out from under the united states. so the obama administration really doesn't know how they're going to hold off this pressure now. >> what does it mean in all the various fora that the united states has traditionally defended israel? i know the u.s. is not a member of the criminal court but has always used its power to protect israel. >> i don't think united states will support certainly palestinians suing israel in the
international criminal court. i think they will still fight that pretty hard. where you could see a shift, if there is a resolution brought on settlements at the united nations. i feel the obama administration feels that settlements are unpopular in the united states and even in congress and they could get away with -- it is u.s. policy after all to oppose settlements. they could get away with not vetoing that. the bigger question down the road maybe for later this year does the u.s. get behind some kind of resolution to lay out parameters for a final two-state solution. netanyahu will still be very very unhappy about it but maybe they feel like this is obama's best chance for a legacy. there may not be a two-state deal on his watch but he could at least be the president who lays out the parameters. >> now, in doing this, obama has, of course, incensed a lot of conservative republicans who think he's betraying israel. but he's also made life difficult for some democrats who rely on a lot of support from the jewish community and has in some ways probably split the
jewish community. what does all this mean for hillary clinton as she tries to figure out whether and how she would run for the white house? >> talking to folks inside the obama administration i think they feel like they have a window if 2015. it is not an election year yet. where they could try to move some of these issues even if it meant a confrontation with netanyahu. even if it met a confrontation perhaps with some on capitol hill. after all, obama is not running. in 2016 they think hillary clinton may position herself to the right of obama. maybe she runs as a person who will heal the relationship between the united states and israel. they can handle that. these are all grown-ups there. this is something obama and people care very strongly about. they are not simply going to acquiesce for the last two years of his administration. >> what happens to the palestinian authority? what is abbas's strategy from here now? >> well abbas is in a very very difficult position. he is basically bet his career really on the idea that by do og security cooperation with
israel there could be a climate where there could be negotiations. the palestinian authority will find it harder to consider that security cooperation with israel if there's no horizon whatsoever for a palestinian state. the palestinian authority is also facing a tremendous financial crisis because israel has been withholding revenue -- tax revenue as a response to the palestinian move at the international criminal court. so people inside the obama administration think that the p.a. could really start to collapse. and if it did, this would be a huge crisis. israel does not have to directly control the west bank because the palestinian authority is doing that for them. if the palestinian authority were to collapse and there were going to be anarchy on the west bank terrorism would probably go way up and israel would have to sebnd all of its own soldiers back to patrol all of those villages and towns. obama administration thinking about that as a pros peb. they wonder whether benjamin netanyahu knows what he's getting himself into.
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elliot abrams oversaw u.s. middle east policy, among other things, under president george w. bush serving as deputy national security adviser. elliot, let me begin by asking you, was this inevitable, give -- given the divide between president obama and prime minister netanyahu on something as central as the israeli peace process. you know, are we making too much of the personal dynamics? there really is a profound policy difference here, isn't there? >> there is a profound policy difference but it is made much worse by the personal difference. it doesn't have to be this bad. people can disagree. obama seems to get along fairly well with a lot of people with whom we have grave differences, putin being one of them. better than he does with netanyahu who is after all, a democratically elected leader. i think this is the worst situation we've had for a very long time because of the addition of really terrible personal attitude toward netanyahu.
>> martin, you dealt with him in his first term when you were advising bill clinton during the oslo process. how much of this is bibi, how would you describe netanyahu? what has been the constant? >> i was also a u.s. ambassador to israel when i was prime minister the first time, so i spent a lot of time with him. i think over the years, prime minister netanyahu -- and i agree with elliott that he is democratically elected. he just won a big victory. over the years he's alienated just about every world leader including israel's closest friends. angela merkel is a good example. president sarkozy of france. i think that the irritation which has now come to anger is because he tells these leaders that he's the one who is going to make peace. trust him. he will do it. then he goes and does a lot of
things which contradict the promises that he's made to these leaders. most importantly the settlement activity which belies it. there's a sense at a minimum he's unreliable. but then he goes about doing things which cause particular irritation like organizing for himself to speak before a joint session of congress with the republican speaker of the house behind the back of the president of the united states poking president obama in the eye. >> i don't agree with martin really laying the responsibility here on netanyahu. i think this is partly a left-right thing, and it is partly a matter of kind of a personal hostility in this white house that even if it exists should be worked around. what's surprising here is not two people don't like each other. that happens in world politics. it's that the white house does not work around it, it deepens it and, indeed, has done so since netanyahu's victory a few days ago. they have gone out of their way to pick fights with him.
you remember the president, who called putin the day after his election in 2012, couldn't find time to call netanyahu the day after his democratic election in 2015. >> elliot, what is there to work on? you say they should put aside their personal differences and work together. what is there to work on if the prime minister says there is no real deal to be had with the palestinians, so there's nothing to do there. on the iran front he wants essentially zero enrichment, which is not a deal it seems is conceivable or likely to happen. certainly no other country negotiating with iran thinks it's likely. what would be the agenda be? what would they talk about? >> first of all, israel has close, especially close security relationships with egypt and jordan. both countries are allies of the u.s. and important to us, that's a discussion that should be had. secondly, i don't think it's right to say there's nothing to be done about israel-palestinian
relations. there's not going to be a final status agreement creating a palestinian state. there wasn't going, in my opinion, had herzog won the election either. we saw what happened in 2008 when a generous offer was made to abbas but he did not accept it. there's many things that have to happen in the west bank to improve life there, economically, politically, in security terms. israelis and palestinians remain next door neighbors and they need to be able to work together. we can help that or we can refuse to help it. i think, you know, when we have tried to help in the obama years, remember that netanyahu was asked to do a ten-month settlement freeze and he did. netanyahu was asked to make certain statements and concessions couple years ago by secretary kerry, and he did. then it was president abbas who wouldn't say yes to president obama. so i don't think -- i think frankly, martin you're whitewashing the obama role here
which has been personal and quite hostile from the start. but i think there is a lot to do with this relationship. the whole region is facing, for example, just north of israel, north of the golan heights, is facing the presence of hezbollah, isis and iranian forces which are a danger not only to israel but to jordan. there's a lot on the agenda. >> martin how would you respond to this point, that no matter what the israelis did, if netanyahu had done everything obama had wanted the palestinians just are not ready, haven't got this act together to make peace between hamas on the one side and a weak palestinian authority. it seems like a fairly fair -- seems like a fair criticism that at the end of the day palestinians just haven't been able to get to "yes." >> i think that's right. i saw it up close and personal one year ago, almost exactly to the day, when president obama and secretary kerry presented president abbas, abu mazen, with
our ideas for bridging the gaps on final status issues and president abbas simply shut down. he didn't answer him, said he's get back to him. and he never got back to him. so will is no question in my mind that palestinians have failed to take advantage of the real efforts by secretary kerry and president obama to make the minimum requirements for an independent palestinian state, living alongside a secure jewish state of israel. but that said, prime minister netanyahu didn't help in this process. and the settlement activity that was undertaken while the negotiations were going on did a great deal to humiliate abu mazen in front of his people. that's not to excuse him. that's just to say that both sides didn't help in this process.
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now for our 'what in the world" segment. we think of america as the country that opens its arms to people from around the world. as emma lazarus' poem on the statue of liberty says, give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. send us, the homeless, to me. if by this we mean refugees from war and other tragedies, well, america doesn't send out many invitations. according to the u.n. the u.s. has taken in the equivalent of only .08% of its population in refugees. compare that to sweden at 1% be with and jordan at 9%. look at the war in syria which has just ener terred its fifth year. off the roughly 4 million that fled the country, turkey has
taken in 1,700,000 refugees. lebanon has taken in 1,200,000. but the united states has taken in 588 as of mid march. that's according to the state department. between 1,000 and 2,000 are expected by october. now syria's refugees aren't going away. by the end of 2015, the total number could approach 5 million the u.n. says. >> it's a scale we've never, ever seen before. >> andrew harper leads the u.n.'s response to the crisis in neighboring jordan. we sat down together when i was in that country's capital amman recently. his organization says that there are more than 600,000 syrian refugees in jordan around 8% of the country pea total population. >> we're now seeing syrians representing the largest refugee population in the entire world. >> one of the refugee camps you have here is now the fourth largest city in the country of jordan.
>> we try not to refer to cities because we don't want these camps to be permanent because the ultimate hope has to be that they return back. yes, it's the fourth largest urban setting in jordan. >> the refugee camp hosts around 84,000 people. there are hospitals, schools serving 18,000 children, estimated 2,500 shops in the camp according to the u.n., including tailers, barber shop and even a pizza delivery service. >> what is the profile of the kind of people coming as refugees? >> they are everyone. you have teachers, doctors, truck drivers, students. you have people who represent society. >> jordan has a long proud tradition of taking in refugees from the palestinians throughout the 20th century, to the iraqis during both gulf wars. but as the crisis continues, jordan's government is under a lot of financial strain.
it had to stop offering free health care to refugees towards the end of last year. >> you've been doing this since -- >> long time. >> 20 30 years. you dealt with the marsh arabs after the first gulf war. have you ever seen anything like this syrian crisis? >> not to this scale and not to this level of inability of the international community to find a resolution. >> the u.n. and ngos asked for $3.7 billion to deal with the crisis in 2014 but they only got $2.3 billion, a shortfall of 39%. so what should the world do? well, take in more refugees for one. something the united states does too little of. but second, give more support to countries like jordan as they tackle the monumental task of housing, feeding and rehabilitating these people. remember, as andrew harper kept
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we are joined from kabul by ashraf ghani, president of afghanistan. mr. president, thank you for being on. >> it's a pleasure to be with you and the american people. >> you have reportedly told the administration, senior administration official says you would like flexibility in the timetable for the withdrawal of american troops. right now there are 10,000 troops. in two years they go to zero. what would you like to see. two years from now, how many american troops do you think should still be in afghanistan? >> the decision on the number of american troops is up to the president of the united states and the congress of the united states. we're very satisfied with the way the noncombat mission is shaping. but the primary duty of defending afghanistan, securing its future is that of the afghan people afghan soldiers
policemen, and that of the afghan government. >> but mr. president, last year, 2014 was the year of the worst casualties for the afghan army and the national police force in the 13-year war. you have almost three dozen, 700 civilians that died. in these circumstances does it make sense for american troops to withdraw on the same schedule? wouldn't you like to see perhaps even more american troops for the time being while the fighting seems to be in full force? >> what we need to realize is that 2014 was a year that we faced three transitions simultaneously, a political transition where authority for the first time was transferred from one elected president to another, a security transition
where the combat of the international community, particularly that of the united states ended. and third, an economic transition. our enemies were banking on collapse of authority. because of that, they challenged us. but what i'm gratified to share is that during the last six months, the afghan national security forces have really shown their mettle. now we are not in a defensive position, we have taken offensive. >> the u.n. envoy to afghanistan reported just recently to the security council that isis which you call daesh, is actually on the rise, in a sense, in afghanistan. there are stray insurgents that are affiliating or declaring loyalty to isis. what do me make of that?
why is that happening? >> the reason it's happening is because collapse of yemen, syria, iraq has created an environment where instead of one weak link in the interrelated system of states, now there are wider spaces. they have -- it's one of the most well-endowed finance -- well-financed organizations, and the techniques are spreading. >> mr. president, you asked for flexibility. you asked the obama administration to think about essentially delaying the withdrawal. how would you react to the average american who would say we've been in this war for 13 years. it's lasted a lot longer than world war ii or vietnam, why shouldn't we just get out? >> the first point i'd like to pay tribute, to the americans, i
believe, 2,215 who paid the ultimate sacrifice. over 20,000 americans that have been wounded. hundreds of thousands of americans men and women have seen combat in afghanistan. they have gotten to know our valleys, our deserts, our mountains. they have stood shoulder to shoulder with us. the result is that america has been secured. thank god. there's been no terrorist attack on mainland united states. we have been the frontline. meanwhile, what needs to be underlined is while tragedy brought us together, there are common interests that now can be articulated very clearly. the threats that we are facing
on a daily basis, were they, god forbid, to overwhelm us, will threaten the world at large. the experience of iraq syria, yes, ma'am be yemen with be libya are now examples to draw on and to understand that when a partner that does not believe in unity and good governance and its own responsibility is not in place, things fall apart. >> ashraf ghani, president of afghanistan. thank you so much, sir. >> thank you. next on "gps." the great writer michael lewis. he's written many best sellers on many topics but wall street was his first muse and it's a topic he keeps coming back to. what do we need to understand about how wall street has changed and hasn't changed in the last years. and flexibility.
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last week's stress test of america's biggest banks were a reminder the reform of the banking sector remains an important and ongoing project. some of the biggest names in banking like the bank of america are struggling to meet the new standards. after the crisis of 2007 and '08, we were all sure that banking would not be the same again. but has it changed? and if so, how? i decided to ask someone who has observed and written about wall street for 25 years. michael lewis' 1989 book "liar's poker" was for many people a primer on what went on inside those once-hallowed walls of wall street banks.
he wrote the book after a three-year stint at soloman brothers. last year he published "flash boys" who helped us all understand what wall street is up to these days. i asked him to come in and give us his own update. you were still part of a wall street where the stuff that was happening, the action was human relationships and people and now it's computer. >> moving that way. not all but close. all the markets are becoming automated. training is done at light speed by machines. people program the machine. so it's the person running logic, creating rules for how this thing is going to trade. yes, wall street in "liar's poker" is a wall street where you're still shouting in telephones. it's getting complicated but it is still comprehensible. that's one of the great things how much harder this thing has gotten to explain. it was a bit of a struggle to explain what a mortgage bond was, that was a new thing. but collateralized debt obligation or high frequency trading program is so much harder.
it's just gotten -- the complexity is created a new capacity. >> there seems to me there's two sort of different trends here. on the one hand technology is disintermediating people in the middle that collect fees, and that's wall street. technology, in a sense, almost getting rid of wall street. >> correct. >> on the other hand it's creating so much complexity and opacity you need some gatekeepers and maybe that's where wall street reinserts itself. >> i would put it differently. i agree with you totally. technology creating a world much of what wall street is supposed to do, bring buyers and sellers lenders and borrowers, the function is going to be -- it's not going to be necessary. so you're looking at an industry that's figuring out how to preserve revenues where old revenue sources have dried up. one of the ways they do it, creating unnecessary intermediation in the automated markets.
so i think that's something to watch. wrote a book about this in the stock market. i think it's going to happen in the other markets, too. it's not that it's a less legitimate function. i think you talk to people on wall street now, big firms, it's not exactly despair. there's a sense of having lost their way a bit. the purpose of the institution is not as clear as it was when i was in one of them. >> do you think young people still flock to wall street in the way that you did? you're an art history major. >> they do. they do. there have been blips in the last 30 years. it's amazing what happened in the 1980s. what happened in the 1980s is the kind of young person who went to wall street changed. went from being the person in the bottom of their class at yale to the person who was at the top. the person at the top of the class can cause a lot more trouble than the person at the top of the class at yale. they began to draw more and more really talented really smart
people. the draw is one, there are real barriers to entry. after a year or two, you can be an important person in the financial market. that's very appealing. if you don't -- if you're 20 years old and consumed with anxiety about what you're going to do in this world, wall street gives you a very easy answer. the money becomes justification. i'm making a lot of money is what i'm doing. so it is a draw for a particular kind of person. very bright without particular ambition. don't want to necessarily change the world. the change the world types go to silicon valley or go into teaching or other things. scientists artists, write books. but the -- i don't want to change the world. i just want to be a success type, they go to wall street. >> do you think the kind of social millieu you describe in type they just want to go to wall street. >> do you think the yale person still economists yale kind of
frat boyish. >> the social world in liar's poker, there was strippers on top of the desks every week and nobody thought anything about it. and obscenity on the trading floor. and the firms became much more corporate and sensitive to their public images and wanted to at least seem as if they were open to women coming in and working at them. there are many more women actually in the places but if you look more closely, at what you see. one is the women that kept largely separated from the risk taking decisions, that they are not -- women are not heavily represented in the big gambling operations the big trading jobs on the trading desk. so that's one thing. the other thing is i couldn't help but notice after the financial crisis that women ascend to positions that are sufficiently senior that they can be plausibly blamed when
things go wrong. so you have -- you know it was amazing, every institution seemed to have a woman with head lopped off in the middle of financial crisis and they were disproportionately whacked, when they didn't really have anything to do with it. on the surface it looks fairer. >> if you came out of princeton today, art history major, didn't know what you wanted to do what do you think you would do? >> i think i would go right into writing, because i couldn't get into wall street. the way i got in even then i sat next to a woman at a dinner party who said hire me and he hired me. i knew i wanted to write when i got out of college, and wall street gave me my first material
and it was increasinglydibly rich and it got me off in a certain trajectory in my career. i think it went a different way. >> you might have something deeper and richer, something about religion. next on gps, what country imports more arms than any other in the world. the answer might surprise you, we'll tell you of course when we come back. >> we asked people to tell us something that happened in their past and something that might happen in their future. to the good things were put on yellow magnets, and the bad ones on blue. the past was a pretty even mix of good and bad. yet the future was almost all good things [ male announcer ] you're smart about protecting your identity. but you can't control everything. it seems like every day there's another data breach, like this one in the news right now.
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russia china, india, as the united states. it turns out saudi arabia was the world's biggest arms importer in 2014. to learn that the kingdom will single handedly account for 1 of$1 of out ever $7 spent in 2014. if you look at a map you can understand why, tensions throughout the middle east fears of isis are surely behind the increase. india was the second biggest importer last year and china was the third. the small country of the united arab emirates was the fourth largest weapons importer in the world followed by taiwan. overall the defense market rose a little bit last year so perhaps everyone is feeling tense. the correct answer to our gps challenge answer was c, in 1939 king george vi visited d.c. in
high park new york at the invitation of franklin delano roosevelt. thank you for joining us this week and i'll see you next week. happening right now in the nudes newsroom yemen in turmoil. he was holding an emergency meeting. u.s. senator john mccain tells president obama to get over it. >> get over your temper tantrum mr. president, it's time that we work together with our israeli friends. >> mccain said he's convinced obama is letting his personal problems with netanyahu get in the way of shared policy goals and police are still on