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demonstrators voice their opposition in cities around the world to the palestinians keep their protesting gaza and the west bank as you know roles are held for the first victims of clashes with israeli security forces we'll go live to cairo where the arab league is holding an emergency session also coming up a thunderous sendoff for the singer known as the french elvis presley paris pays an emotional farewell to johnny holliday the man who taught the country how to rock. i'm married to evanston it's good to have you with us the arab league is holding an emergency session to discuss donald trump's controversial decision to recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel and move by the u.s. president has drawn global condemnation and sparked violent protests among
palestinians in gaza and the west bank funerals have now been held for two hamas militants killed in the unrest. grief is rarely private in the middle east. militia men with masks and guns patrolled through crowds in cars the city an angry funeral parade. the dead were killed in asterix by israeli planes retaliation for rockets being fired towards israel from the gaza strip. two others died during clashes with israeli forces. yet the file it's remained relatively muted the real echo has been on the international diplomatic front. all along color come on let me look across on this decision is entirely provocation let me speak clearly we will never give our consent to this decision that tramples muslim and christian rights on jerusalem
will bizarre turn. the united nations security council also stood against trump's move. these decisions are helpful to the prospects for peace in the region a name that i know all of us in this council remain committed to this was welcomed by palestinian groups. it's very positive that many countries of the world came out to say that what america has done is not in the interests of the palestinians know the palestinian cause and not in the interests of the middle east in general. but at donald trump's recognition of jerusalem as israel's capital has gone global demonstrations in london athens tunis and rome. scenes from around the world echoing the calls of those living at the center of the tensions in jerusalem it sounds. well short leave the arab league
which is an umbrella organization of twenty two arab states will be holding an emergency meeting in cairo to discuss donald trump's recognition of jerusalem as israel's capital i'm joined now by ruth michelson she's a journalist in cairo ruth thanks for joining us so i just want is the arab league hoping to achieve at this emergency session. what seems most likely to happen in the emergency session that we will see this evening here in cairo. is some debate about the effects of donald trump's decision and it seems that the likeliest outcome is a statement of condemnation now how severe that kind of nation is and who it targets is what will also be very much on the table. you know statements criticizing israel coming out of the arab league on a lot of hurdles but a state in criticizing the united states and its foreign policy would be something
of a perk for norms that we've seen from. all right so if they do come up with a joint statement of condemnation and assuming that the united states is the target of this statement what kind of an impact will it have are they just words or will we see some policy changes. well the arab league has been criticized in the past to be a bit of a talking shop and often the statements that have made don't always have a direct impact in terms of the policy choices from individual member states but there's always the potential for that change i mean also their. current statements of condemnation have only been broadly in line with the points of view that we know that member states already hold so for example that most recent statement of condemnation was condemning the lebanese group hezbollah and calling them a terrorist organization what we might see this evening if it is criticizing u.s.
foreign policy seems unlikely to indo current business dealings but if it's criticizing israel that could change things though there are things like gas deals in the works between. israel and egypt the gas pipeline that would go by jordan and . this could potentially in danger of that but that would seem quite unlikely one direct response to trump statement is that the leader of the comp to church in egypt has now announced that he won't be meeting the american vice president mike pence who is due to visit egypt later this month now egypt is of course a key ally of the united states so just how much damage has trump's announcement made already. it fennelly down a bit of damage on the ground there were proposed protests outside the u.s. embassy in cairo i believe on thursday evening that did not actually go ahead and partly because protesting on the ground to egypt is extremely difficult for
egyptian citizens but in terms of damaging relations with the egyptians at a policy level each until now has reviewed itself as a key player and palestinian peace talks not just between the. palestinians and potentially the israelis not aligned but also between palestinian factions and this really undermines the efforts that. egyptian relations with the trump white house have been an absolute high and spectate in comparison to trump speed excess of barack obama. this decision certainly puts that in danger and it's that it puts the egyptians in an awkward position when it comes to their relationships with the u.s. versus their relationships with their neighbors. had with michaelson reporting for us from cairo many thanks indeed. well now to some of the other stories making news this hour and iraqi prime minister hyder bondy's says his country's war with the so-called islamic state has been won he says the army has driven i-s.
from the country and recent cured of the border with syria after more than three years of conflict huge wildfires raging through southern california have killed at least one person and forced around two hundred thousand people to flee their homes multiple blazes have destroyed hundreds of buildings and much of the state's valuable of a kind of crop and unrelenting winds mean the fires could last until christmas. a german village has been sold for one hundred forty thousand euros in auction vina is a small community with fifteen residents it's located south of berlin in the former east germany and has seen tough times since reunification an anonymous buyer purchased the village he or she was the only bitter now more than two months after elections here in germany the country is inching closer to forming a government the center left social democrats have been meeting in berlin to
consider what key issues they want to take into talks with chancellor angela merkel's conservatives well that's after the s.p.d. agreed to go ahead with exploratory talks on a possible coalition let's listen to what party leader martin short's had to say. you're going there give this offer niggers we will focus on results in the negotiations and attempt to find ways to lead this country out of the difficult situation you currently finds itself in. and that's why i will see again what it can be annoying that we are once again called on to take political responsibility for our future after others have let is into a dead end road. but we social democrats will do it on our own terms don't worry about me even most obvious who are and that was s.p.d. leader martin schultz and our political correspondent thomas sparrow has been following the final hours of the party's conference i asked him earlier what key demands a social democrats will bring to the table when they meet with chancellor angela
merkel they will determine in watch form they could participate in a new german government as far as the key priorities are you could possibly group them into categories of the one hundred social issues they have featured here at the party called very prominently including reforms on education pensions employment a second aspect one that's particularly important for martin shows is that idea of europe they have defined themselves as germany's european party and in that sense martin shows proposal all the united states of europe is one that he will probably be mentioning a lot in the next few days it's also a long term vision for the s.p.d. as he himself also stressed at this party conference i would describe those two key areas social issues that they have been very important for the s.p.d. and also that idea of europe that was our correspondent thomas ferrer porting from the s.p.d.
party conference. to paris now where the city is saying goodbye to the singer known as the french elvis presley rock legend johnny hallyday died of lung cancer on wednesday at the age of seventy four tens of thousands of people turned down to see him off ahead of his funeral. hundreds of bikers joined the funeral procession for a thunderous sendoff johnny holiday himself drove a harley he was a working class hero whose appeal eventually comes across class divides. we got a trailer you look around there are all sorts of people workers everything young people old people less young people we don't care where always young for johnny the jungle journey. that would have been no johnnie without british and american rock but he made it very much his own and he sang in french. on the steps of the mud lane church president manuel mccall paid tribute there is what i'm told to tell you
a career spanning almost sixty years is a thousand songs fifty albums. you were with us still with us with us for ever more the. johnny holiday will be buried next week on the caribbean island of sam but tell me. all right in fat are days bundesliga action there was another in defeat for beleaguered boston dark moaned they lost two one at home to strugglers verda braman that's eight games without a win the league for dortmund and the pressure is very much and coach payton bosh leaders byron one one nil at frankfurt army life think were held to two by minds while hamburg drew nil nil with last work on friday leverkusen want to nail it stick get. well liam bailey was again the hero for labor cruzan he
assisted on both of their goals in his corner kick set up a large bender header with ten minutes left to seal the two know when bailey has played a major role in his ten game unbeaten streak. phase shaka in the late game starting shortly while still to come on sunday cologne take on freiburg hand over hoes hoffenheim and oxford meet berlin all right let's have a look at the table following saturday's early games and byron have an eight point lead leipzig draw opens the door for shall cut to possibly move second two up and are now way down and seventh turning to the bottom and but hayman are in the relegation playoff spot now just a point behind hamburg for well an athlete already considered one of japan's best ever baseball players is about to become an angel twenty three year
old shohei autonomy has signed with the los angeles angels the move to major league baseball in the states was expected by in still hard for japanese fans to take. shohei otani is a two way trade in baseball the twenty three year old canto fastballs up to one hundred miles per hour and he's explosive at the plate and now he's an angel much to the dismay of japanese support us back home. and i'm sad because he threw really fast pitches and was also great at better. so i'm really i'm happy for them so that kind of sees fans know otani struggled with an angle injury this season but a year ago he had twenty two home runs and kept his head bait with his powerful pitching. it's also good that by going out into the world children in japan can see that and have similar aspirations to come up like. a tiny hopes to help turn the
angels into world series contenders and a reminder now of our top story palestinian protesters are clashing with israeli security forces for a third day after donald trump's deeply controversial move to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital the arab league has called an emergency session to discuss the policy reversal by the u.s. president. you're up to date now and d.-w. news will be back again with an update of the top of the hour from all of us here in berlin thanks for watching. every journey begins with the first step and every language with the first word the word from the.