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this has never been more available it's a constant barrage of it with every day but the message is a simplistic you have been trained good logical rational person crazy monster and misinformation is rife dismissal and does not hold well documented accusations and evidence is part of genocide the listening post provides a critical counterpoint challenging mainstream media narrative at this time on al-jazeera. israel's prime minister denies claims of corruption saying he will continue to leave the country after the police decision to indict him. a low i maryam namazie in london you're watching al-jazeera also coming up. with
the. use of the. a n c r six jacob zuma to step down as south africa's president but he's staying on and now. the world is watching and waiting for burma to act. the u.s. envoy to the united nations says me on mars blocking a u.n. investigation into the situation in iraq kind state on the war against i still may be over but iraq's prime minister says the battle for reconstruction has only just begun. the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is saying that he will continue to lead the country despite the police recommending that he be indicted for corruption and bribery now it's alleged that netanyahu and his wife received illicit gifts worth tens of billions of dollars from billionaire benefactors including
a major hollywood producer that is following this developing story and joins us now live from west jerusalem we see a very defiant reaction from prime minister benjamin netanyahu he is adamant that the recommendations the police recommendations against him will end with nothing he says. that's right i think and i'm sort of us but we should start with just one quick corrective it's not tens of billions of dollars that would be an enormously huge corruption case it's more like tens of thousands of dollars perhaps more than one hundred thousands of one hundred thousand dollars in the form of gifts of cigars and champagne this is in case one thousand a case which according to the leaks that came from the investigation jury in its course they suggested that sorry netanyahu and benjamin netanyahu when they were running low on these sorts of stocks they would ask their wealthy benefactors to send more and that is one of the things that benjamin netanyahu has rejected he
hasn't rejected the idea of being given gifts by these men he says that this is natural in the case in the course of long and deep friendships but there is now according to the understanding from the israeli media about these recommendations from the israeli police likely to well that there is a recommendation at least for indictment for bribery at least in the case of an a militant he is a an israeli born but u.s. resident hollywood mogul who is one of the two billionaires the other being james packer of the straightly and businessmen who were alleged to have given these gifts to netanyahu and there is some detail coming out which is extremely interesting suggesting that netanyahu himself sponsored or backed a law legislation to try to get it through the knesset the israeli parliament which would have allowed minxin to repatriate to israel without losing a large part of his fortune or a significant chunk of money in that repatriation process suggestions that another
is a senior israeli politician opposition figure it was also approached by motion and rejected that and turned witness against netanyahu in this case so that is case one thousand as it's known in the other case surrounds netanyahu is alleged attempt to manipulate israeli media coverage of him. saying to the proprietor of the second most popular newspaper in israel that he would try to reign in the most popular newspaper restrict its circulation if he was given more favorable coverage in that second most popular newspaper that the proprietor of that newspaper are known moses is also said to be recommend least the recommendations said to be for his charging with bribery as well. and so this is the situation at the moment as you say netanyahu as he has throughout this case still insisting that he is innocent that nothing will come of this it's now being passed over to the attorney general to
decide whether to prosecute him whether to indict him or not and as you say very adamant denial from the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu in reaction to these allegations and of course the other thing he has said tonight is that he will he says i will continue to lead israel responsibly and faithfully but is that going to become increasingly difficult what sort of position does he now find himself in . well he finds himself in that position to some extent that he's been for some months which is that is really at the center of a swirling corruption investigation now though people will read for themselves the details of that and that is something that of course will be a lot more politically damaging potentially in terms of his support in the nation as a whole he also has been just in recent days in charge of a government which has been responding to what israel says was iranian drone infiltration of its territory carrying out the most widespread attacks on
syrian and israel says iranian the iranian military targets within syria so he is also has been very keen to betray myself for many years and especially now as the man who is the guarantor of israeli security for the israelis of citizenry and so they will have to decide which argument is more compelling his that he is the man who is able to run this country economically and in terms of security and that these allegations are little more than flimflam or the having been able to read for themselves what the police say they have found in these investigations whether that really does undermine his political credibility and it's not just israeli voters who have to decide that it is. collision coalition partners in this right wing coalition government that he leads ok for now thank you very much very false it bring us all the latest from west jerusalem. south africa's ruling a.n.c.
party has formally asked president jacob zuma to step down party secretary general says he expects in the to respond on wednesday assim refuses to go he could face a vote of no confidence in the parliament the secretary general says several run oppose them it's now become president after taking over as leader of the party and december. the president of the agency. must be come to kind of the day. for the presidency overcome. their own liberal haven't we i didn't wish is this kind of this where we saw a lie and it is a call for is learned the lessons of the come and i see where we did sort it was city we terms of always going to be pretty you didn't go there laughing too but you can see the disputes really didn't just get. in between it's all good quality of all that is the believe that indeed the presidents of course on the
table of the presidency. if i meet a man that has more from chad is back. while the agency has decided to record jacob zuma from office it's not clear when exactly the president will give his resignation the a.n.c. has said that it's giving him time and space and hasn't given him a deadline now this hasn't helped to decrease the amount of confusion and uncertainty around what exactly has is happening the a.n.c. has been dealing with the recall of a jacob zuma internally this is a process that has been happening for a couple of weeks now we do understand that it would appear that jacob zuma might have resisted resigning the a.n.c. has come out to say that in principle jacob zuma had agreed to resign but there seems to be an issue around the period over which that will happen jacob zuma had asked for perhaps three to six weeks or three to six months rather before he steps
down the n.c. says this is too long and has to happen over time a shorter time period but as of africans are becoming increasingly impatient and for straighted sitting on the sidelines of watching a process that they have little influence over given that the a.n.c. has very much wanted to deal with the removal of jacob zuma as a party opposition parties have pushed for a vote of no confidence scheduled to take place later in february they want to move forward to this week they say they have no faith in a parliament that has an african national congress with giora t. saying that this is the party that has protected jacob zuma throughout all these allegations that he's faced with allegations and scandals they say parliament should be dissolved and snap elections called in one thousand days.
u.s. ambassador to united nations nikki haley is saying that myanmar's government is preventing the u.n. security council from traveling to wrack and state to witness the violence there let's go straight to u.n. headquarters in new york where we can speak to diplomatic editor james bass what else has nikki haley been saying well strong words from nikki haley at the security council meeting on the situation in myanmar where we also heard from the u.n. high commissioner for refugees and from a senior u.n. political figure who both talked about continuing threats and intimidation to the ruling a community in iraq on state they talked about the number of people that have fled since august over six hundred eighty thousand people they say the number now leaving is reduced but still one thousand five hundred in the last month and it's with that backdrop that ambassador haley made these comments unfortunately the
security council has so far failed in its responsibility to act in response to the clear threat to international peace and security that has resulted from recent events in northern rakhine state we cannot look the other way and the situation what happened in burma and is still happening in burma is not ok this council must hold the military accountable for their actions and pressure on santucci to acknowledge these horrific acts are taking place in her country no more excuses. and the haley said that the authorities in myanmar have the gall to blame the media for what was going on she was one of a number of ambassadors that raise the case of two reporters from the international news agency reuters who were arrested and are still being held in custody after reporting the existence of mass graves it's worth telling you that we also heard
from the ambassador from myanmar who made the point which many might doubt that his country has freedom of the press he said that the two reuters reporters were only arrested because they broke some of the country's secrecy laws well thank you very much and diplomatic editor james bays at united nations. well now the u.s. secretary of state has warned that the end of combat operations against i.c.l. doesn't mean the fight against the group is over rex tillerson made the comments while speaking at the global coalition to defeat i still in kuwait is call for members to step up commitments to stabilize parts of iraq and syria that used to be under eisel control sami's a down has more from the conference in kuwait. the international community managed to work together to achieve a military objective defeating eisel on the battlefield now they've got to figure out how to hold together the international coalition achieving some nonmilitary
goals we heard the u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson today say don't forget that this these lands which have been taken off of vice all are not rehabilitated they might fall right back into isolate hands again that's part of the problem who's going to provide the one hundred billion dollars that iraq's prime minister for example says he needs in order to get the job done not a lot of people lining up to volunteer that level of cash so far who provides the security on the ground again secretary tillerson saying it's very important to provide security for communities that are no longer eisel control of the americans so far have been working primarily in syria with the syrian kurds now the turkish allies don't see that the kurds should be the ones to fill that vacuum left by i saw they call those groups backed by the u.s. terrorists they accuse them of being allied with the p k k a kurdish group in turkey which is been known for things like putting bombs in
shopping malls then there's there's the issue of course of political inclusiveness everybody agrees that's a good thing but the devil is in the details iraq is going ahead for example with elections in may two and a half million of the population many of them certainly remain displaced that's a challenge how do you create an inclusive government in an environment where a big. chunk of your population i'll even take part in the election i went out as they are still ahead the founder of wiki leaks loses another appeal to have his arrest warrant thrown out he still in london's ecuadorian embassy. on behalf of the government of the strike i'm sorry. and ten years on from an historic apology we ask what's changed.
how has been the turn of the western med in the central med in the adriatic to install with the last one that's been lost twenty four hours nascar cross asiatics to his cloudless rain with it into possible snow beyond but the next one's already forming in northern spain overnight that will develop into a proper little system has sleet snow across the lowlands even in france including paris and then rain across the mediterranean through its city and that's where it sits jiri wednesday system ahead of mentioning just now is by this time across a large area place left snow should remain here and ukraine where to start i think quite insistent plea and the next system comes in so come thursday there will be snow sweeping across germany and france and the output following that there's no chances to keep its twelve degrees a mild spell at the same time this has developed further south in the last one of those light pretty unpleasant weather for greece so we're going to have wind rain
and ready chilly weather clipping algeria tunisia and then developing rather more properly throwing winds for the gulf to see it catching the eastern side of libya and eventually probably cyprus as well but the stormy weather is certainly now mediterranean based. discover the world of zero zero. the best fools from across on the work of trying to long as you know to be true but the road to the bridge to speak to some new insights. to challenge a change we look. at this time on the edges.
of them back a quick look at the top stories now is ready prime minister benjamin netanyahu says he will continue to lead the country despite the police recommending he be indicted for corruption and bribery it's alleged netanyahu and his wife received illicit gifts from billionaire benefactors including a major hollywood producer of. south africa's ruling african national congress is officially asked president jacob zuma to step down no deadline has been set for the seventy five year old who is jus to respond on wednesday and nikki haley the u.s. envoy to the united nations says myanmar's government is preventing the security council from traveling to rack and state to witness the violence that. egypt's
former anticorruption chief. could be detained for up to fifteen days pending an investigation according to al-jazeera sources then he has recently spoken out over the arrest of sami a nun former military chief of staff who was held off to revealing he'd run in the upcoming presidential election several rights groups have criticized the election saying it's impossible for a free and fair vote to take place charles trafford reports. this is egypt's former anti corruption chief. speaking hours before he was arrested. i had hoped in a pretty to be given to the chief of staff sami and then to give a testimony freely and without intimidation for the record so that all things come clear before the public had been increasingly critical of the c.c. government since the gyptian police arrested the former military chief of staff sami last month and then was arrested after announcing he would run against president double fattah el-sisi in the upcoming presidential election getting
a warned that top secret files would be released if a man was harmed in any way is his testimony or her say or supported with evidence he's in possession of documents and evidence which is not kept here in egypt you mean out of egypt yes could these pieces of evidence change the course of trials of course no doubt could they incriminate many yes given his daughter says hours later thirty police officers stormed his home in cairo before leading him away. analysts say the egyptian president is targeting anyone who could risk his chances of a second term in the march plus that he need to say with a secret documents exist or not president sisi isn't taking any chances i don't know what it is that would be so scandalous that it would be threatening to them but it could also cause that he's right in from other perspectives of making other people or trying to. pressure on the government and if you know if it.
were but it was down or arrested and it's fine now. so yeah i mean there's no it's formality international and regional rights groups say there is no chance the march election will be free and fair human rights watch and the international commission of jurists see cc's government has suppressed freedoms arrested potential candidates and their supporters several other presidential hopefuls have either dropped out or being pushed out of the race in recent weeks these include muhammad anwar sadat the nephew of former leader anwar sadat he withdrew in january saying it was to protect his campaign workers from intimidation or arrest and the former prime minister ahmed shafik tweeted his withdrawal from the race earlier last month that was after he was deported from the united arab emirates where he
had been living in exile should fix lawyers say he was arrested as soon as he landed in cairo. egypt's military said in a statement beginning his comments raised suspicion about the state and its institutions and the matter would be referred to the relevant authorities to start legal proceedings guinean a had been among a man's top election campaign aides now they are both in jail just weeks before an election which president sisi says he will win. but al-jazeera. the trial of a palestinian teenager charged with assaulting an israeli soldier has been adjourned until march after a judge ordered the case behind closed doors i had to mimi was arrested in december after a video of her slapping and hitting israeli soldiers went viral the seventeen year old faces twelve charges including assault and incitement she could spend up to ten years in prison if found guilty russia says it has no information about any
russian musson rees being killed in syria now this comes in response to reports that more than one hundred pro syrian government fighters were killed in dairies or last week during fighting with u.s. coalition forces moscow is saying that it's only aware of its citizens being deployed there as part of the russian armed forces well in all the new sunday's plane crash in russia may have been caused by frozen speed gauges minutes after taking off the passenger jet crashed in a field near moscow on sunday killing all seventy one people on board investigators say the crew may have failed to follow correct de icing procedures. turkey has one site person greece not to explore for gas near its coastline cyprus says turkish warships are blocking an oil rig from reaching a location in the eastern mediterranean where an italian oil company wants to drill turkey's been in a long running dispute with cyprus of a maritime boundaries claimed certain areas fall into turkish cherice diction the
last year millennium is all who are to them is warships air forces and office security a closely following the developments in the region with the instruction to make or collins of interventions when necessary revise foreign companies who carry out activities off the coast of cyprus not to overstep their abilities or merely. a british royal navy warship is to sail through the south china sea to challenge beijing's claims on international waters the h.m.s. sutherland is returning from australia and will pass through a key trade route in the area to protect international navigation rights china has increased its activity in the region building the military facilities on reefs and islands the international community is concerned that beijing is trying to restrict free movement the chairman of oxfam international has been arrested in guatemala as part of a local corruption investigation relating to his time in government juan alberto a former finance minister was arrested along with ten other people including former
president of our column it comes as oxfam faced fresh allegations of sexual misconduct and cover up this time in south sudan. the founder of wiki leaks julian assange has lost another court appeal to have his u.k. arrest warrant dropped songe fled to the ecuadorian embassy in london six years ago to avoid being extradited to sweden why he faced rape and sexual assault charges charges have now been dropped and his defense team said the arrest warrant for skipping bail should be dropped too but in court today the judge said his son should have the courage to face the consequences of breaking the law the fact has more from the court in central london in the short run it means that life for julian assange remains very much the same the warrants outstanding for his arrest for skipping bell in two thousand and twelve has been up the second time it's been upheld in the space of a week his defense team made an initial pill to have it lifted last week they said
it no longer should stand but it no longer applied after swedish investigators decided to scrap their attempt to have two minutes extradited to sweden to face questioning for sexual misconduct and rape allegations but despite that ruling his defense team then launched a second appeal which is only now been ruled upon they had hoped that the judge would lift the warrants this time around on the basis that serve if there was no public interest to maintain it anymore due to the stand to spend more than five and a half years in the ecuadorian embassy they argue about was in itself a form of punishment for julian a songe but the charge here at westminster magistrates court has rejected that the prosecution has always said the julian assange shouldn't be simply rewarded for outlasting the swedish investigation but all of this aside there are still deep
concerns from a stance of his defense team about the existence of a possible secret indictment that could see him extradited to the u.s. and face serious challenges of espionage even if he is allowed to leave the ecuadorian. embassy where according to his lawyers his health both mental and physical is suffering. an advisor to the former president of south korea has been sentenced to twenty years in prison soon shill is at the center of a corruption case that led to the impeachment of a choise accused of using presidential connections to pressure companies to donate millions of dollars to foundations she controlled again hayes accused of colluding with shoei charmaine's in custody with a verdict expected later this year so i can give her is heading towards fiji after sweeping across tangere in the south pacific category four storm caused widespread flooding cut electricity and damaged buildings tonga's government has now declared a state of emergency. ten years ago kevin rudd australia's then prime minister
apologized in parliament to generations of indigenous children who were forcibly taken from their homes and put into state institutions in an attempt to integrate them but many say that since then not enough has changed andrew thomas reports from the capital cambra of the better part of this and it has been a central campaign promise in february two thousand and eight three months off to being elected australia's new prime minister apologized to decades of institutional racism and abuse as prime minister of australia i'm sorry on behalf of the government of the struggle i'm sorry watched by australians across the country rod was specifically saying sorry to the stolen generations tens of thousands of people who has children have been forcibly removed from their families to bring them up often institutions as part of white australia instead it was
a much anticipated event in town to do feel giving that speech personally i felt as if i was carrying an enormous responsibility of my shoulders. on those important symbolic nationally coalitions you have to bring the mood and the sentiment and the heart of the country with you and so i spent a lot of time including until about three o'clock that morning writing this speech up by hand to make sure it was going to be authentically me and therefore as the prime minister of the country and authentic apology to the indigenous peoples who'd be assembled in the chamber of the house as well. but a decade on many aboriginal people say not enough has actually changed the official policy used to remove aboriginal children from their families indeed in the early one nine hundred seventy s. but even today indigenous children are far more likely than others to be placed in
institutional or foster family care but isothermal roberts spent seven years of her childhood in different foster families now studying to be a lawyer she wants to stop other indigenous children from having similarly disrupted childhoods but someone says sorry i'll forgive them as long as they pull through with action we have not seen action take part since the apology we've seen nothing but over thirty thousand young people favoring two thousand and eight the policy came with a practical initiative to close the gap between the lives of indigenous and non-indigenous australians kevin rudd created ambitious long term targets to improve the education employment health and life expectancy of aboriginal australians today he says substantial progress has been made but on monday australia's current prime minister said that all seven targets three are on track to be met after thomas al-jazeera. scientists in the us have developed
a robot dog which can open doors austin dynamics the company behind the creation posted a video online showing off its new. invention the road dog extends an arm out of its head to reach the handle and then uses a claw bite for it to turn the handle the footage has once again reignited the debate about how advanced robot technology has become perhaps not as cute as the real thing but much more on everything we're covering right here there dot com is the address. for a look at the top stories for you now israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says he will continue to lead the country despite pleas recommending he be indicted for corruption bribery and fraud it's alleged netanyahu in netanyahu and his wife
received illicit gifts from billionaire benefactors including a major hollywood producer harry force it is in west jerusalem and has more on the prime minister's response he hasn't rejected the idea of being given gifts by these men he says that this is natural in the case in the course of long deep friendships but there is now according to the understanding from the israeli media about these recommendations from the israeli police likely to feel that there is a regulation at least for indictments for bribery at least in the case of on a new time he is a that israeli born but u.s. resident hollywood mogul who is one of the two billionaires the other being james packer of the straight in business men who are alleged to have given these gifts to that in yahoo south africa's ruling african national congress has officially asked president jacob zuma to step down the party's top level executives have given the embattled leader
a notice to leave office after nine years although no deadline has been set zuma faces hundreds of corruption charges but has refused to stand down before his term ends next year is expected to respond to the request on wednesday. nikki haley the u.s. ambassador to the united nations says myanmar's government is preventing the u.n. security council from traveling to rack and state to witness violence that the u.n. has accused of carrying out an ethnic cleansing campaign by forcing the muslim or henges into exile and egypt's former anticorruption chief could be detained for up to fifteen days pending an investigation this according to al-jazeera sources his daughter says thirty policemen stormed his home in cairo and took him away and in a has recently spoken out over the arrest of sami a nun a former military chief of staff who was detained last month after revealing he'd run in the upcoming presidential election. you had lines to say with us the stream
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