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this is d w news live from berlin a move away from the world the united states takes another step away from its international partners the u.s. state department confirming that the u.s. is withdrawing from the united nations cultural agency unesco saying that the organization is wasteful that it needs reform and that its biased against israel now israel has pulled out as well also coming out an agreement at last rival palestinian factions a sign a reconciliation deal after a decade long split the militant group hamas says it will hand back control of the gaza strip to fatah we'll bring you reaction from gaza.
i bring it off it's good to have you with us anti israel and too expensive tonight those are the main reasons the united states is giving for its withdrawal from unesco the un's cultural organization created by the u.s. more than seventy years ago today the u.s. state department pointed to unpaid dues a need for fundamental reform and what it says is the organization's quote continuing anti israel bias well for its part israel has no said that it will also leave you know esca human body promotes peace around the world girls' education clean drinking water and it's renowned for its world heritage program protecting cultural sites such as the statue of liberty and stonehenge. are joining us now are our correspondents covering the image of noise standing by in washington and tanya kramer joining us from jerusalem to both of you good evening carly let me start with you how big of
a waltz is this for unesco well i would like to point out that six years ago under the obama administration the united states cattle for more than eighty million years dollars a year this is a lot of money especially for this organization we're talking about twenty two percent of its entire badgett so yes regarding the funding gap it is a big loss but it is also a very big laws regarding this big player for the invesco united states it's a loss of an international heavyweight and a clear symbol against multilateralism and maybe even the developed nation of the in this cause such actually there are other countries also that have criticized the role of the nation of the united go for example easter island japan and that brings us to you know we're getting reports that israel is following the u.s. lead and leaving us go why. well we understand that prime minister
netanyahu has plans to leave unesco and he has put out a statement his office has put a statement tonight saying that he instructed the foreign ministry to prepare to restore from the unit going to his asian also because of what it perceives as the israeli bias he come transposition calling it a courageous and ethical decision now this move comes one has to say. a long history for israel of being deeply frustrated with unesco with the un and in general one has to say that has been ongoing also at the since you know this guy has given full membership to the palestinians in two thousand and eleven and i think it has accelerated a bit over the past two years there was a one visit to shin that was adopted last year by unesco over the what is for to which people called the temple mount in jerusalem or the compound and there was no mention of jewish ties in this as a mission that has ended the israelis and they have actually.
they have suspended their cooperation with with with unesco and also this year there has been you know a declaration of a tentative side for the palestinians in the old city of hebron that is the side that is how did to muslims and jews people the abraham you must next to the tone of patrick's so that also has angered the israelis and it seems that now they are taking this opportunity actually to pull out of unesco alongside the united states and carlee no trouble is not the first president to complain about you know sco this goes way back to the one nine hundred seventy s. even the u.s. president ronald reagan he pulled the u.s. out of you know it's go back in one thousand eighty three but with donald trump this decision has a different connotation to what he what is the u.s. withdrawal undergone will drop what does it say about trump's approach to multilateral is. exactly we also have to stress.
the united states is withdrawing again and agreement among many others if we take a look to all the international agreements travis was throwing the paris climate change agreement the transpose have pursued partnership now the unesco and he's threatening to withdraw now after the fourth round of negotiations with canada and mexico is taking place today right now here in washington and he also is planning to withdraw the iran deal we're going to hear more about that today or tomorrow so this all of withdrawals also give an impression of the united states on the international level to answer your question in a short sentence this might not be a big surprise but again it is a big symbol and it gives a clear image of what the united states sense for on the international siege of correspondents covering the turmoil in washington on your cream are burning the midnight oil for us tonight in jerusalem to both of you thank you very much. or the
n l's river washington n. israel or game hot on the heels of a breakthrough in the middle east after a decade long split palestinian rivals hamas and fatah average the reconciliation agreement the deal follows talks brokered by egypt hamas has agreed to hand control of the gaza strip to a unity government by december first control of gaza has been a major sticking point just over a decade ago hamas won parliamentary elections in gaza and then alstad fertile from the territory. this ceremony could mark the beginning of the end of a decade long ideological split between the rival palestinian factions hamas and fatah the preliminary deal focuses on a common goal. we are serious and ready we will do all we can to make this reconciliation succeed we want it to be the basis for our attempts to take on the zionist scheme which wants to take away all peoples
rights. you know we have to turn the page of division forever to unify the efforts of all palestinian people and hamas have to challenge the occupation together and accomplish the palestinian dream by ending this hateful occupation and creating an independent palestinian state with jerusalem as its capital. those around the shins for the long term the first priority of the new partners will be to improve conditions for the two million residents in the gaza strip hamas has been in control of the territory since two thousand and seven israel and egypt responded to its takeover by imposing a blockade tricity is only available for a few hours a day drinking water is polluted unemployment is high and many don't have enough to eat under the deal the person in authority under president mahmoud abbas is set to resume full control of the gaza strip. many here see it as welcome news.
i hope that the situation will be better i hope that the gaza siege will finish so there will be job opportunities for people and they'll be able to support their families. we have big hunks. and we trust in the leadership of hamas and fatah. however reconciliation could fall to if the military wing of hamas refuses to cease its attacks on israel in recent years those attacks have destroyed any hopes of a conciliatory deal with the israeli government. are and although i know i have some it. is an analyst an independent consultant who joins me from gaza some good evening to you why are we seeing this deal now. i think this this period with the constellation of the commitment. of all
parties involved specifically the very intense impeachment of egypt and the clear commitment of. both palestinian parties to embark and implement. turn back on and implement the sequestration. this seems to be a very appropriate political moment if you will in the region and what have the two sides what exactly have they agreed to. they have essentially agreed to first of all. to make sure the government of national consensus which is the palestinian authority to come into the gaza strip to. undertake its will. to undertake such a sponsibility is besides the formation of several committees in order to follow up on all of the remaining major fires. where there have been discussed continues between between both parties and differences between the gaza strip and the west
bank and you know something we've been reporting on this story now for a decade how can we be sure how can we be certain that. that distrust between these two organizations that it can be healed and wiped away simply by a signature. this is actually the question that most people on the street are asking themselves. the difference in this at this time is the clear commitment of all parties involved and the intense engagement of egypt and the clear sponsorship of egypt towards the conclusion of this effort i think also the contributing factor that the lives of people in the gaza strip. extremely difficult because of all of the consequences of a division besides the cumulative effect of israeli policies both of these things.
posed a very effective impetus for palestinians to go ahead and to try their best to implement a second solution after agreeing on it well we know that people in gaza they had difficult situations to live in now for ten years that's nothing new but it's what you're saying that it's egypt's in gauge mynheer and attention to this problem that has changed is egypt actually the variable here that's making this reconciliation play involves and i think egypt has presented the major contributing factor that because of how intensely committed it has been. to to see this this second solution deal between palestinians i think also both by the u.s. and palestine. have realized that they cannot govern on their own that there has to be some sort of an agreement when both of them have to accommodate each other some
way somehow and ultimately together with the rest of stylist in the instructions to actually. come in a political program with which they can. essentially operate. on a political program that they can successfully present to the international community all right so i mean abdel itself joining us on the wind tonight from gaza sunny thank you very much we appreciate your insights. well the european union's in chief breaks a negotiator michel barnier says he is disturbed by the lack of progress in talks with britain abed's after the latest round of negotiations over britain's withdrawal from the e.u. barney a says he will not be able to recommend the e.u. leaders that talks move on to issues like trade that's because britain still hasn't settled what its willing to pay to exit the e.u.
. the new british one pound coin which officially replaces the old one on sunday. the deadline is looming much like brett sits there the key question is how many billions of these should the u.k. handover to divorce from the e.u. . michel barnier the e.u.'s brics negotiator believes the answer is still a long way off. sue said regarding the financial settlement we are at a deadlock that's very worrying for thousands of project promoters everywhere in europe or hidden and also worrying for taxpayers all. people who really contribute other bonney as british counterpart david davis has been sounding a more optimistic note he said the two sides had moved closer on citizens' rights and i'm like barney i called for the next stage of talks on a future trade deal to begin i won't make good progress particulars are relating
purely to it with rule we believe these issues are dependent on discussions on our future relationship because i said before we are ready and we're prepared to start those discussions. but davis knows full well with goes beyond the gray walls of brussels twenty seven e.u. leaders must first be convinced progress was stage one has been made german chancellor angela merkel's among those adamant in the patience stick to the timeline you know what it's legalized has returned to europe after sad decision by the british to leave the european union these negotiations are important and will conduct them in such a way that there is as little damage as possible for us here in germany. back in brussels trace shook hands again this was the fifth round of talks the clock is still ticking. and you're up to date with the w. news live from berlin and i'll be back at the top of the hour with more world news followed by the day you can join us.