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ward off poachers. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. it took netanyahu 45 minutes to bring relations between israel and the united states to a new low. the israeli leader got countless standing ovations and infuriated obama, who dismiss the speech as "nothing new." >> this was a direct intervention netanyahu in american politics. >> the prime minister of israel. >> the introduction was from john boehner, who invited the prime minister without telling obama first.
netanyahu wants the united states to do all it can to block the deal that is being negotiated with iran. >> it is a bad deal. a very bad deal. we are better off without it. this deal will not be a farewell to arms. it would be a farewell to arms control. the middle east would be crisscrossed with nuclear tripwires. a region where small skirmishes could trigger big wars would turn into a tinderbox. reporter: plenty of applause. 50 democrats protested the event and said that he was grandstanding before election. the losey said the speech -- nancy pelosi said the speech --
john kerry is at a critical stage with the talks. the iranians have accepted 10 years of limits and intrusive inspections in return for sanctions being lifted. in washington, obama said the deal they are discussing is the best option available. obama: when it comes to the nuclear deal, let's wait until the deal is on the table that iran has agreed to. everyone can evaluate it. we do not have to speculate. if it is a deal i sign off on, i will prove that it is the best way for us to prevent iran from getting a nuclear weapon. reporter: the speech was a contradictionory mix.
there is no doubt that netanyahu sees the threat from iran as real and his rhetoric will connect with many americans. if there is to be a deal, obama will have to deploy his way with words to sell it to his people. jeremy bowen, bbc news, washington. katty: for more on the speech, i spoke to the envoy. he is at the brookings institution. was it useful for netanyahu to come and address congress? >> it was useful for his real election campaign katty:. this week, he is trailing in the polls behind his main rival and he has a problem with the president of the united states. normally the israeli voters do
not like that. it was streamed to israel that congress has our back and i know how to talk to congress. everything will be all right. katty: what about the context of the reason he is tentatively came for, the negotiations with iran. >> i think he is concerned and he has a legitimate case that he made forcefully and effectively about the intentions towards israel that they do not hide. they have been hegemonic in intentions. katty: the way he did at this juncture, was that useful? >> it was designed to undermine negotiations and, in effect, torpedoed them, using the
congress. he made it clear that this was a bad deal that should be done away with. in that sense, it creates a crisis in the relations with the administration as they tried to -- as they tried to negotiatey to negotiate the deal. you have partisan football. across the board, it is highly problematic. the problem is that the president does not have a deal yet. he is preempting and prejudging the deal. he has nothing else as an alternative. the problem is, iran is three months from having the materials for nuclear bombs. the negotiations are designed to
make sure that it is one year. katty: will the speech have any material impact on what is happening right now in switzerland? >> hard to say. it could drive the negotiators to want to get the deal more quickly or give john kerry a talking point with his counterpart. if we do not make the deal, it will come apart and you lose it. the sanctions will remain. it may lead to kerry toughening his stance. given the stance the president has taken on intrusive inspections and the time the deal would last, all of the different factors involved, it was not clear there was going to be a deal. katty: you would have told
netanyahu to stay away. >> this was not the time to do this. this was not the way to do this. there was plenty of time to come after the elections and take it out of the political hemisphere in which he has a case to make. katty: with me now to discuss the speech and the reaction, i am joined by jeremy bowen. thank you for coming. does this help netanyahu? >> israeli polls are too close to call. it may, among his base certainly. he looks like he has gone to america and they are applauding yelling, and clapping for him. on the other side, here is the
man that is alienating the president of the most important ally we have and he is making israel more isolated. that cannot be good for the country. katty: was this an affront? >> he pushed every button. i cannot think of any other assembly in the world that netanyahu could have gone to and got in a reception like that. there was an appeal to the president and that was before he started speaking. he had them up and down and the
republicans who love netanyahu would have come away and loved him even more. those who thought it was strong they disagree. >> what are the dangers of alienating obama? >> is calculation is that the relationship is deep-rooted and he cannot really damage it. i think he is right. i think the relationship is as close as it could be. the leaders do not get on. that is well known and discounted. at a speech at aipac, he gave a long list of occasions in which the u.s. wishes have been defied by israel, going back to the 1940's and brush them aside will
stop -- brushed them aside. it is a gambit by netanyahu to make himself look better at home. he is upset with the threat by iran. it is genuine. katty: let's talk about the negotiations. did he lay out a clear case for not negotiating with iran? >> look, he laid out a case that said this is a lousy deal. katty: he said it was a lousy deal. he did not lay out a case for not negotiating at all. >> stop threatening to annihilate israel are returned gold flourishes. where is the details of where you would move the negotiations and try to strike a deal? there was little detail.
this was a rhetorical occasion. he was trying to win over people in america to put pressure on obama to make it less likely the deal gets done. katty: one month until the deal reaches the deadline. was the speech going to have any impact on the negotiations? >> it may concentrate minds. there are later deadlines. they have a couple more months to do it. it will go to the wire. i think the iranians will look at that and think, perhaps we need to get on with this. the main threat to the deal are hard-liners in washington and to iran -- and tehran. they can make the agreement and write down the words. making it stick is another
question. katty: a justice department investigation into a chilling has found a pattern of racial bias . riots broke out after another grand jury decided not to indict the officer. david petraeus has pled guilty to the federal charge of mishandling classified material. he provided classified information to his biographer, with whom he was having an affair. it is not clear what sentence petraeus will get. thousands of them paying respects in the last out to be murdered opposition leader who is shot the other night. his girlfriend, the main witness
to the shooting, has returned to her home country. we have the details now. >> they came in the thousands list up a psalm line looping around to the street. a big farewell to boris. the crowd says the gunmen singled him out for his political views. the young boris was once thought a successor to boris yeltsin. when vladimir putin came to power, he became a critic. his girlfriend was the last person to see the politician alive will stop in her only interview, she says he was shot behind her. whoever pulled the trigger, it is a point pushed daily.
>> i should kill him and there would be a begin. the question is -- [indiscernible] reporter: the mood is one of sorrow. there is also fear and worry. people tell me they are concerned about a climate of hatred here in russia. ever since the crisis in the ukraine, the patriots have become more prominent. they point at a western plot to cement regime change and are convinced that what -- that is what happened in kiev. vladimir putin gave him a medal
last year for patriotic for. he told me that it exists here and he said that boris was chilled by the west. >> boris was not from the fifth column. he was not fathering anyone. it was done by specialists to re-stabilized the situation in moscow. >> the crowd were is the threat is closer to home. they are frightened for the future of the country. bbc news, moscow. katty: you are watching bbc world news america. still too common, ebola has delivered a devastating blow to west africa. in liberia, things are looking up and the road to recovery will not be easy.
tony abbott is sending people to help with the training missions in iraq and said it was still to be decided when the troops will go. >> 12 years after the war, more australians are heading back to the middle east with a different enemy. >> the decision marks the next phase of australia's contribution to disrupt degrade, or destroyed the death coltult. we require support to build capacity and hold territory. >> the 300 regular army soldiers are expected to join commandos who are already helping to train
local government forces. they will work alongside 140 new zealand troops who had their deployment announced last week. the government says that none of them will be involved in combat roles. australia recently removed -- there is little public appetite for the country to become embroiled in another war. katty: the families of some of the victims have been given access to the wreckage recovered from eastern ukraine. pieces of the malaysia airlines plane are being analyzed by investigators and some of them could provide clues as to who was responsible for downing the passenger jet. western leaders have accused pro-russian separatists of shooting down the plane. moscow has rejected the
allegations. a full report is expected in october. the marshall plan is needed to help rebuild countries devastated by ebola. 10,000 have been killed by the outbreak, affectively bringing economic growth to a halt. andrew harding reports that it is not just the economy. it is lives that need to be reconstructed. reporter: survivors gather in monroe via. a celebration for some. for others, more consequences. at 28, a single mother of three faces a new future.
she has a job at a clinic, the same place her life was saved last year. >> i was dead and gone. >> today, no patience left here. the virus has all but vanished. next month, she will be out of work. >> ebola change everything. >> everything changed. everything just happened. reporter: for liberia, at large these are promising times of economic paralysis and isolation coming to an end. the big picture looks encouraging and it is up close where you see the damage done.
it is women who are shouldering the heaviest burden. she has been forced to move to a home on the edge of town and they came here after her husband threw her out, saying he did not want and the ebola wife -- an ebola wife. >> i want to go to school. i do not have my two cents into school. reporter: joseph and josephine are left behind. you cannot go to school? i'm sorry. you ought to go to school. in one family, ebola's legacy. andrew harding, bbc news. katty: ebola continues to
devastate the lives of people in africa. growing demand for ivory is proving a problem. a record number of rhinos were sold to people. prince william has cultivated support and volunteered at a park. ed tomas berdych the people fighting to protect the animals. -- ed thomas meets the people fighting to protect the animals. reporter: it takes fighters to protect the elephants and rhinos. a dedication that puts lives at risk. >> are you willing to die? myself and my peers are willing to die to protect the wildlife.
reporter: the armed response is working. no rhinos were killed. the poachers have not gone away. >> we have had isolated successes. reporter: what you say to the enemy? " i would say they have children and values. why kill africa's wildlife? reporter: thousands of wildlife are chilled every year. they are baby rhinos. the horns are worth around $250,000 in the far east. it is big money standing here. for the people who killed the animals, it is a pay day worth of around $30,000. they need more than guns and guards.
it needs people like this man. >> tom. >> tom has saved dozens of rhinos. his work is recognized by royalty. >> amazing. one of the greatest moments in life. reporter: the royal support provides a hope to the keepers who protect the prehistoric animals. their message will be heard. >> i love them. reporter: do they love you? >> very much. reporter: care and determination keeps the rhinos alive. katty: how cute are the baby
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