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this is. from berlin tonight cuba has a new president is it a change in name only cuba swears in its new president miguel de. the hand-picked successor to raul castro the new leader emphasizing the word continuity vowing to continue the revolution led by fidel castro more than sixty years ago also coming up eyewitnesses and they viral video now the suspect in an alleged anti-semitic attack has handed himself in to berlin police easy teenage asylum seeker who
arrived in germany from syria in two thousand and fifteen. plus israel turns seventy as the nation celebrates its founding the prime minister calls on israelis to make sacrifices to ensure the country's future safety. it's good to have you with us tonight cuba has a new president and his name is not castro president miguel diaz condell was sworn in today and he promised to uphold the legacy of the country's revolution which was first led by fidel castro six decades ago the canal is the hand-picked successor to outgoing leader raul castro and critics are warning that any change beyond the name of the president looks tonight very unlikely. handing over the
presidency but not complete power after almost sixty years of rule by the castro brothers cuba has a new leader mikhail diaz can now promised outgoing president raul castro and the national assembly that he would carry on the socialist revolution. i assume the responsibility for which i have been elected with the conviction that all the cuban revolutionaries from whichever position we hold we will be faithful to the legacy of the commander in chief fidel castro ruz historic leader of the revolution and also to the values and teachings of general raul castro ruz. the outgoing president will remain head of the communist party for another three years consolidating his own power but the eighty six year old told the party faithful that he sees d.s. canal as his eventual successor so he's two years younger than you want
his ten year presidential term is over and the three years remaining until the congress he will become the first secretary of the communist party. watching the presidential handover at their home in havana these cubans believe the fifty seven year old dears can now is what the country needs. it was a good choice he's young and innovative with a different perspective but on the streets of cuba not everyone is convinced much will change. all the same to me who have as good for the country in the people. me gandy dance canalis aponte no a list a cautious choice for a cautious country and that's a piece to be exactly what the old guard wants. well joining me tonight from havana cuba is freelance journalist jose who's on nieves jose welcome to the show i want to ask you what are people in havana what are they saying this hour about the
new president. hello thank you for your call well if you said poor countries hope people need to survive on a daily basis and they have not come here about. this is something that is happening really far from the things you need a lot of the recipient of the fees not a guy that won't get some people don't think you have a say on who gets elected a president that's why i think it can gauge men could be that there were to define what people are feeling today here in atlanta before i if you take into account that the other name we have i'm from the communist party and i won't get it under control of the office until ten to twenty one it is easy to understand that it is not only culture change coming up and you can actually. say what you are saying there sounds to us to be very frank and very on this to you are a journalist in cuba how free are you to report about what is happening in your
country right now especially when we're talking about politics. well i'm free to write on internet because there's no roll over internet control but i don't have access to public media we shot the only one media allowed here so far like two of my fellows queue up maybe not broke or those who had internet access here to give out they can read what we are publishing but that people often people don't have access to internet they another freak about the ted phenomenon from a different one and political perspective because that is interesting so the news that you are reporting to us tonight is not the news that the people in cuba will be hearing tonight what about the power of your new president mr nez how much power does he really have since raul castro is still the party leader.
well not homo shah where there are other political pro-democrat if you find it by hold on his whole pottery stronger eleven allusion on nine hundred fifty nine may go the us going to have to follow that for me to go i'm economical program to come and fight here besides he had said vice president i said vice president a lot of the oldest revolutions commandants as i meet a lot of it and also a half. old the old guard. commandant in the parliament so he will not be pretty free to decide what is going to happen and to come from high gear. freelance journalist jose house on the events speaking to is a night from havana cuba with an interesting take on the country's new president jose thank you very much. well here in berlin one of the suspects in an alleged anti-semitic attack has turned himself into police he was filmed
attacking two young men who were japanese or jewish rather style skullcaps of those men yesterday told the news that they were the kippah because they wanted to show an israeli for him that it is safe to do so in berlin but a teenager asylum seeker from syria he had other ideas. with this video of the alleged attacker address the outcry a friend announced that can and wants to turn himself into the police it comes after the nineteen year old suspect was filmed apparently assaulting an israeli arab on the streets of berlin he jew in arabic the alleged attacker came to germany from syria and twenty fifteen and lives in a refugee center in the past year has seen several anti-semitic incidents like this one on al quds day when palestinians and their supporters demonstrate against israel protesters made anti-semitic statements and burned an israeli flag.
the berlin. should have against anti-semitism visit schools to explain the subject including to students with immigrant backgrounds they warn against seeing anti-semitic attacks and specifically muslim. there's a specific group among muslims who are anti semitic. sometimes like in the present case they act in a particularly hateful way but i think that we should not stigmatize muslims. rather we should try to convince them to fight against anti-semitism and everything else is counterproductive. berlin has one of the largest arabic and muslim populations in germany found mixed reactions among the community . as a human being i'm happy to live with christians and jews and muslims together but the jews in palestine are occupiers. not all jews occupy
palestine so what does a boy who was born a jew have to do with it and then it's the media we can't trust social media you have there has to be an investigation and if they find that palestinians did this then i reject that as a muslim. but the case has left many jews wondering whether they're safe in berlin . well here's some of the other stories that are making headlines around the world in chile thousands of students have marched through the streets of santiago to demand free higher education some clashed with police who responded with water cannon in tear gas chile is beset by poor quality public schools and expensive private universities as a result many students are heavily in debt. a parliamentary debate in synagogue descended into chaos today amid agere over proposed changes to the country's election walls opposition lawmakers say that the changes will make it impossible
for a little known candidates to run for president there were also protests outside police fired tear gas and arrested several people including a former prime minister french president emanuel german chancellor angela merkel have held talks in berlin over reforming the euro zone and is pushing for greater economic integration but merkel is skeptical of some of his proposals they're hoping to reach a compromise ahead of an e.u. summit in june. israel is celebrating the seventieth anniversary of its founding with events across the country prime minister benjamin netanyahu began the day by inspecting this honor guard he praised his country's achievements but he also said that israelis will need to make sacrifices to ensure their security in the future festivities began at sundown yesterday with a lavish show in jerusalem. well as the nation united's to mark this milestone there are sharp divisions remain in
israeli society disagreement is perhaps deepest over the issue of settlements in the occupied west bank w's tanya kramer travelled to the west bank to the settlement of kodesh now for the israeli political right such outposts are among the country's major achievements for the political left they are a blight on the nation's koncz its escort days lies deep in the occupied west bank sixty families live in this illegal israeli outpost near the settlement of she to arran cuts have moved to escort is that in years ago with his family it situated in the middle of an area where palestinians want to establish their state seventy years ago there's nothing here it's not it was empty it's a real symbol for israel. these great friends right here it's you know so at least so that we're back where we're coming home we are home. your work come home every
year for growing cutoffs conviction made him come here because this land today and some area as it was known in the bible and claims it is jewish land according to international law though the settlements here in the occupied territories are illegal they're said to be one of the main obstacles to a two state solution. in the center of tel aviv dawn is taking part in a demonstration against the israeli government's occupation policy. leftist organizations called for the protest. they're also protesting the use of snipers and recent demonstrations at the gaza border at the beginning of april there is a lot of fear. not an entirely they are hearing from. from this little enough to say they think that the now harm is their anger and. delete it.
i think they're down on the other side of the street a few members of the ultra right movement tried to disturb the protest. in the past few years israel has seen a significant move to the political right the wrong cause has a left leaning activist and says it's not cool to be on the left anymore she like to keep the public debate alive on issues regarding peace with the palestinians and a two state solution the message we found on these demonstrations that we must have peace we need to fight for this peace this situation that does not thorough us. don posted activities on social media and internet platforms in the hope it will have some influence on other israelis. young is very it is like i'm not interested in a two state solution he's convinced that the settlements to security of. the open. military school you learn that if you sitting on the mountain you're
protecting the valley this whole area as you did the mountain the whole area of tel aviv is the valley anybody knows if you sit here you're protecting the cities in the valley if you don't sit here you're not protecting a new settlement is being built not far from here officially sanctioned by the government for settlers who were forced to leave the outpost two different realities two points a few seventy years after the founding of the state divisions for the future could hardly be different. arjun is now in the doll has eased through to the quarter finals of the monte carlo masters but he won't have to face long time rival novak djokovic in the last eight joke of it lost a grueling three set match to australia's or austria's dominate team the former world number one was outclassed for much of the encounter team wrapped up the six seven six two six three victory on his second match.
here's a top story we're following for you cuba has sworn in its new president. the fifty seven year old communist party loyalist takes the reins from the castro brothers who will be for the past six decades. we've got to the top of the hour with more. top stories followed across social media to share your comments and content.