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tv   NEWSHOUR  Al Jazeera  November 12, 2018 1:00pm-2:01pm +03

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hopefully it will just not just wear little further north which at least was dry weather coming a bit hotter temperatures struggling if we can call it that to get to about twenty eight degrees celsius more in the way of sunshine around about the high twenty's to which a good part all solemn africa lots of dry weather lots of sunshine but the clouds are just making its way towards that eastern side of medical sky. there with sponsored by qatar airways. i'm his story say for the people every week brings a series of breaking stories told through the eyes of the world's journalists these two reuters journalists were one of the few journalists in baghdad that were actually doing investigative work been listening post as we turned the cameras on the media and focus on how they would call it on the streets to demand see bias the rights to those stories but then he never publishes those stories they're listening post on al-jazeera.
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all over again the headline on al-jazeera this hour a commander of the military wing of hamas has been killed in an is really on the ground raiding gaza six other palestinians and an israeli soldier died during that attack and. the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has cut short his visit to paris to return to israel where leaders for more than seventy countries have been attending commemorations in paris to mark one hundred years since the end of the first world war twenty million people were killed in the fighting that lasted nearly four and a half years and on november the eleventh one thousand nine hundred eighteen that's how about the reports from paris. the gray skies over paris reflected the somber
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mood as more than seventy world leaders walked up the shores of the say to the arc de triomphe to commemorate the end of world war one the french president and german chancellor was side by side the nation's once the bitterest of enemies now the closest of allies at eleven o'clock paris time in one thousand nine hundred eighteen the guns fell silent ending more than four years of conflict and bloodshed an estimated twenty million soldiers and civilians were killed a similar number were injured in france where much of the fighting took place few have forgotten. i had to come here today as my grandfather fought in that wall the fourth of four years so it was to remember him. dozens of students took part in the ceremony representing a new generation and hope that history's mistakes will not be repeated the armistice treaty marks a victory for allied powers and a defeat for german forces but the commemoration hasn't been about national triumph
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it's been about reconciliation. the french president lived the flame of the tomb of the unknown soldier in his speech he spoke at the futility of war and promoted his multilateral vision of the world in the face of that of some leaders who increasingly look inwards but the u.t.c. it looks like to. do not patriotism is the polar opposite of nationalism nationalism betrays patriotism when one says it's also first of all who cares about real there's a clear way what is most precious about a nation secure make it live what makes a great coast importantly its model values the so many people together presidents and politicians who are often at odds with each other a moment for them to reflect on and remember a conflict the ravaged continents cut short lives and tore families apart. a cool
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to never forget the touch butler al-jazeera. while following criticism for not attending a ceremony at a cemetery on saturday donald trump remembered u.s. soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice our diplomatic editor james bass has more from paris. the commander in chief paying his respects to u.s. servicemen who died in a war that ended one hundred years ago the visit to the cemetery overlooking paris took place on a tank after noon twenty four hours earlier a visit to the graves of u.s. marines had been cancelled the white house said it was because of rain a move that back home in the states prompted widespread criticism exactly one hundred years ago today on november eleventh one thousand and eighteen world war one came to an end. thank god it was a brutal war. he went to the cemetery instead of attending the paris peace forum an
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event deliberately designed to follow the commemoration while global leaders were all in paris the vision of president macro this was an effort to promote international cooperation to avoid further conflict and without mentioning president trump or his america first policy to push back against nationalism you sometimes. we are we can by the return of tragic passions nationalism racism anti-semitism extremism that challenge the future that our people are expecting the german chancellor told before him finding peace in yemen was a pressing concern. when dealing with the here. since we are here to remember we must not forget that what is probably the worst humanitarian crisis in the world is happening in yemen and it is only because we are seeing very few pictures that we're not appalled at the fact that are not pictures cannot be
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a reason not to act together here in paris the leaders from around the world were united at their horror of the wars of the past but is there now a head home to their own countries it's clear there's no easy solutions to current conflicts and increasingly divergent views on the way they should work together in the future james outers era paris the new york times is reporting top saudi intelligence officials close to the crown prince discussed using private companies to assassinate iranian enemies it says inquiries were made to a small group of businessmen last year ronen bergman as part of the new york times team which broke that story. during these discussions some of them in belgium some of them in new york some of them in riyadh saudi operatives came to ask the businessmen do you also do kinetics meaning legal as a nation and when the group of businessmen asked what exactly are you hoping that
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we will do it said we will not we would like to you to take out the really an official is the civic they mention the name of kassam saloon money the hand of the old good force of the r.g.c. the original iranian revolutionary guard the group of businessmen hesitated they wanted to consult a lawyer their lawyer flatly rejected the plan and said we're not going to do that but one of them george native with leading the group said the saudis there's a group of former s.a.'s former british special forces in london who might take the initiative now we don't know what was the end of that connection but we but the fact that all the saudis high ranking officials very close to to the crown prince have discussed it which they're all for that. project to private business men to just a total change of policy during the time of the crown prince of friends
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and family of the murdered saudi journalist omar has subzero held a vigil in his memory in turkey has subsidies say on sale was among those at the gathering in istanbul he was killed by a saudi hit squad more than a month ago when he went into the consulate in istanbul. meanwhile britain's foreign secretary will be traveling to saudi arabia on monday to call for justice and accountability for these families jeremy hunt is the first british minister to visit since the assassination of the saudi consulate more than a month ago he'll meet. the crown prince mohammed bin there also be a focus on ending the war in yemen britain is a major weapon supplier to saudi arabia and the united arab emirates which are leading the conflicts the united nations says the war has created the world's worst humanitarian crises meanwhile the u.s. has renewed its call for an end to the war in yemen street battles have brought chaos to residential areas in the main port city of her data
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a pro-government alliance backed by the saudi emirates the coalition is trying to seize control of the city from the rebels at least sixty one fighters from both sides have been killed since saturday and thousands of civilians are trapped by the fighting but small money is a professor of political science at the university of waterloo in canada she says the sodium or the coalition is trying to take control of her data ahead of any peace talks. i think that's the strategy overall but of course it comes at an enormous cost of civilians in addition to your report it's important to point out that eighty percent of all food comes through the data similarily medicine this is a country that is pretty much import dependent on food so it is food scarcity and famine that we should be worried about because indeed this is the cost that's going to be paid by the average civilians for the retaking the what data i think the american system was very critical of the legislature was very critical of this war
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for several years now but never really had the new numbers to basically turn it over into some sort of sanctioning on set weapon sales to the saudis i think that's changed and now that you've seen the democrats take over one part of the legislature we're going to see i think a real criticism of that the kinds of hearings that they're going to be calling in is going to i think bring up a lot of ugly facts for many americans that they are very much complicit in this war through use refueling logistics intelligence you name it so i do think that this is mounting pressure and of course the death of a. definitely i think increased international wear n'est on saudi foreign policy it is a really awful war it is not difficult to solve without any doubt but the same time we have to find a way to solve this because really the many people have suffered far too much a recount speak out in florida offered to keep positions in the mid-term elections ballots are being counted again in the races for governor and the u.s. senate in the first count republican candidates held
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a slight lead all counties have until thursday to complete got recounts gabriel elizardo has more from washington. they're talking about how this is a or could potentially be a replay of eighteen years ago we all can remember in year two thousand that was a famous recall of the votes in florida during the george w. bush al gore presidential race of course all the rest is history now but bush ended up winning the state of florida by less than six hundred votes and that was enough to get him into the white house and now we're seeing another recount in florida both republicans and democrats are accusing each other of foul play in stuffing the ballot boxes and trying to extend the election or change the results or what have you but the bottom line is this is a recount of all of the votes there between the senate race between republican rick scott who got fifty point zero percent of age and bill nelson the democrat who got
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in there he nine point nine percent of the vote only about ten to twelve thousand vote difference there were more than eight million votes cast in the governor's race as well the republican also holds a narrow narrow lead he has forty nine point six percent of the vote to andrew gillum the democrat forty nine point two so you can see how tight these races are and that's why the recount of the votes is happening beginning on sunday expected to last at least five days but it's going to be a long process it could extend well beyond that thirty one people are now confirmed dead from wildfires across the u.s. state of california more than two hundred people are missing and firefighters are struggling to control fires that have destroyed hundreds of home in los angeles county rob runnels reports. when the fire ripped through these houses in oak village it didn't leave much small touring wreckage burned out vehicles a charred exercise bike seventeen houses were completely destroyed but thankfully
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no lives were lost people here are deeply grateful to their firefighters it just flared up and it just went quick. and those firemen god bless them stood on my parents' deck here and fought off the fire from their house the state of california is under siege from north to south high winds and bone dry trees and brush have fueled deadly wildfires this week california's experience the most devastating destructive fires that we've seen in its history over one hundred ninety six thousand acres burned. thousands of homes and thousands of lives lost everything depends on the wind a calm day can give firefighters a chance to contain the blazes but there are no calm days in the immediate forecast we have to keep understanding it better but we're in a new have normal and things like this will be part of our future and this won't
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be happening it will be things like this and worse oped village where lawn ornaments live for lauren amid the ashes was out of the fire's direct path and would not have burned had it not been for the wind. people here tell us it was embers borne on high winds from another fire perhaps a dozen kilometers away that started these houses a light wildfire makes no distinction between rich and poor famous or obscure all must flee before it's at vance we ran into hockey legend wayne gretzky outside his mansion near thousand oaks we evacuated last night about two am. and still my wife and i and young kids and i came back here to check on the house. and yeah we were deathly scared and nervous like all citizens around here in open
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village weary firefighters were hosing down hot spots more than twenty four hours after the flames swept through people here are deeply traumatized you can see it on t.v. you can see it on social media but when you actually see it and smell it that the words can't describe the devastation officials say the fires may take weeks to bring under control for those who live here it's already too late rob reynolds al-jazeera oak village california. well people are getting poorer in britain and the united nations is trying to find out why the world body is to investigate areas in the u.k. hardest hit by a decade off austerity and one such place is the town of jay wake on england's east coast from there lawrence lee reports from. half a century ago j. week was a thriving holiday resort that was hard to imagine now for years this village on
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the east coast of england has been listed as one of the u.k.'s poorest places five thousand people have been left to work out how to live and almost complete isolation. danny has taken it upon himself to speak for the community he sets up the j. week happy club to define gesture of hope over diversity we need to help the younger people rob the running because there's no jobs they might not they might get into bad habits like it's like i'm going to be so doing drugs or drinking but we can save these people like giving them opportunities everyone in every i would sound. everywhere the restorers of the impacts of declining austerity. is an unemployed tired face of the government is changing his benefits as part of a deeply controversial new system which leaves people without money for weeks on end john has thirty three more days but we're going to do if you get post when sitting on a food. drive and friends and i. feel about them
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most very well because it does not but i rarely. i know if a possible sign from the council. j.j. cycled someone has given him an old gate he collects and sells bits of scrap metal to make ends meet so it really is what passes for work. we have on my own age in the house for electric. whenever we need. and it. made international news recently when it was misleadingly used in a campaign photo for donald trump warning of the effects of socialism on america since the photo the roads have been paved it's what policies for success here there are many right wing politicians and commentators who are absolutely livid that the united nations is here at all how dare the un come to one of the richest countries
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in the world they say and lecture us like this but it is still a fact that the wealth gap in the u.k. is now enormous and poverty in places like j. week has both absolute and entrenched so in school this walk to the united nations rapporteur on poverty and human rights certainly i've heard from a lot of people who are living pretty grim lives. a lot of misery in the country i think a lot of the statistics are pretty discouraging in terms of rough sleeping in child poverty in terms of at least talk about suicide and so on so there's obviously a lot of problems in. the united nations will have left with an impression of a place which is proud almost nothing more than hope even if it has a profound sense of injustice but even if the united nations is listening it's not at all clear what the politicians just one hundred kilometers away in london have any idea about life here mostly al jazeera would.
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tell them again the headlines on al-jazeera the commander of the military wing of hamas has been killed in an israeli raid in gaza six other palestinians and an israeli soldier died during that attack and eunice the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has cut short his visit to paris to return to israel harry faso with more from west jerusalem. and israeli covert special forces team was inside gaza territory three kilometers inside from the border fence traveling in a civilian vehicle and that it carried out an attack in which a senior commander of the hamas military wing the office on brigades in qana yunus . a man called noor baraka was shot and killed at least was was killed in this operation a thirty seven year old senior commander of the us has renewed its call for an end
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to hostilities in yemen street battles abroad chaos to residential areas in the main port city of her data a pro-government alliance backed by the saudi emirates a coalition is trying to seize control from both the rebels thousands of civilians are trapped by the fighting and britain's foreign secretary will travel to saudi arabia on monday to call for justice and accountability for the family of the murder journalist. jeremy hunt is the first u.k. minister it's visits since he was killed that the saudi consulate in istanbul more than a month ago there will also be for a focus on ending the war in yemen where it is a major weapon supplier to saudi arabia and the united arab emirates who are leading the conflict the united nations says the war has created the world's worst humanitarian crisis firefighters in california say they've only managed to contain ten percent of the fire burning in los angeles county at least twenty five people have died and thousands of homes have been destroyed as too large fires tear
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through the u.s. state of california hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to leave and firefighters expect hot and windy weather conditions to continue to fan the flames those are the latest headlines on al-jazeera there's more news right after the listening posts that since. on counting the cost u.s. sanctions on iran are back as europe's not to step into line we'll look at how difficult it is to resist the financial minds of the dollar plus china insists its economy is opening up the latest on the trade war with the us counting the cost on al-jazeera. iran is bracing for what figures to be a major blow to its already. told us to go because of all of us how she managed. to financial success. and i could also see you know talking about it here
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well you are right i am today from. oh i'm richard gere's virgin you're at the listening post here are some of the media stories we're covering this week the u.s. iran and sanctions round two gets its start on twitter where does the story go from here president trump gets into an argument with a c.n.n. correspondent you are rude terrible person in the white house declares the journalist persona non-grata israel and palestinian memories the archives it keeps under lock and key and egypt president sisi gets on his bike cue the cult of personality on the airwaves we begin with the sanctions story there reimposition by washington on iran and the optics and messaging around it president trump dropped the word on twitter with a game of thrones inspired tagline sanctions are coming november fifth the retaliatory tweet from tehran was no less confrontational back in two thousand and fifteen when former president barack obama signed the multilateral deal designed to
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monitor and limit iran's nuclear program few would have predicted that is successor would not only pull out of the agreement but really impose sanctions tehran has put on a brave face trying to convince iranians it can weather this storm and making its case moral and political to a global audience the. trump administration says it wants to force iran back to the bargaining table but given the severity of the sanctions the list of conditions from the u.s. and the tone of the trompe and rhetoric the question becomes is the white house really looking to create a dialogue or a confrontation our starting point this week is washington d.c. . the. president to win the game but again. just before midnight last night trump tweeted starting with a misconception donald trump is not the first american president to conduct foreign
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policy with iran on twitter the obama administration did plenty of them in the goetia in the nuclear agreement of two thousand and fifteen which trump has dispensed with what is different now in tweets that resemble something out of the game of thrones television show a medieval fantasy is the language used the term but this shows first on the donald trump sign is this cavalier approach towards sanctions we're talking about something that is going to impoverish a very large segment of the iranian population and the fact that this is a movie poster i think also reflects in the eyes of some folks in this administration this is very much a game it's unfortunate because i think it leaves a lot of room for misinterpretation and a lot of room for a particular kind of bravado vs social media that can prove to be dangerous in the long term because they're not directly talking to one another but this unforeseen
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seems to be the reality i think there are probably elements of the well new governments which don't disapprove of their more than happy to see the u.s. government destroy its own public diplomacy so great you guys are self harming right now we say we spent forty years telling our people down with the united states these guys are your enemies we failed. you guys did the job for six months it's incredible thank you we cannot allow the world this second round of sanctions against iran did not come out of nowhere the trumpet ministration has been setting the stage making its case for a while now iran's leaders so chaos. death. and destruction and not just through the president on stages such as the u.s. directive is to starve the iranian regime of the revenue it uses to fight violent and stabilize activities secretary of state mike tom pale has done the same as has john bolton who was
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a prominent hawkish figure at the state department during the run up to the war in iraq and is now president trumps national security advisor the murderous regime and its supporters will face significant consequences there is nothing diplomatic in what the administration has been saying deriding the leadership in tehran constructing a narrative of iran as a malign actor preparing the ground for the withdrawal from the nuclear agreement and the new set of sanctions most americans don't know anything about iran they know about the hostage crisis maybe they know about death to america death to israel which are slogans that that are chanted regularly and so they are predisposed to believe that iran is a very bad country and of course iran doesn't abuse human rights it does support groups that have committed acts of terrorism it does oppose the existence of the israeli state as presently constituted so you know there's some justification for this but i question whether hyping iran's abuses is going to really get you into
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a better place i think it just makes it harder to reach compromises in the future iran has helped the the position of the bad guy in american media and american foreign policy or at least for decades refined twist in the nuclear standoff with iran but that is something that has persisted with. or republican administrations at the helm now the obama administration try to do something different by pushing this iran deal but with trump pulling out of the iran deal i just see us returning to that to that rhetoric which is completely american mainstream media establishment i think is willing to be a little bit more skeptical because of the experiences of the two thousand and three invasion of iraq that they're asking for things that are patently impossible to get so is there some other altera motive here but more than that the trumpet ministration has been attacking american media outlets for the past two years fake fake have to leave that worked and so i think that's also made journalists and
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media outlets much more willing to be skeptical and to push back on some of its claims not not at all but that you tell us that politico is that as peach pie you tidy the iranian media some of which can be fractious at times has coalesced behind the government there one newspaper abd a car called washington's attempt to reduce iran's economic presence wishful thinking another gun loon reported on anti american demonstrations and said the only response to the sanctions is unity iran has banned twitter and instagram so they cannot be used domestically however the leadership takes to the platforms to get its message to the world in multiple languages if necessary the supreme leader ali common a did not respond to president trump's game of thrones tweet directly the response i will stand against you came on instagram from a senior army general general hossam soleimani is no diplomat and the optics and
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implications of his role have been noted how many himself did his talking in front of students and to the television cameras and aimed it directory a truck. as well let the iran logic ask that that he gets it they get all you had before that. he wants message as being to be to say to the world where response or even though the other side has abrogated its commitments we're going to keep our word as long as we get the benefits promised to us by the nuclear deal and i think that goes down well with the iranian people they're saying that ok for the first time in the long while we can tell the world we're not gross thing i mean states which is a vote regime not us supreme leader hummin a he said when he gave permission for the nuclear deal to be negotiated that it was a test you know if the united states would abide by its commitments then maybe we could talk about other things well the united states has not abided by its
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commitments it walked out unilaterally but it's a shame really because what the u.s. has done is sort of fed not only iranian paranoia but iranian propaganda. we must beginning to define what it is that we demand. some of the twelve conditions the trumpet ministration has attached to the lifting of sanctions such as iran ending its ballistic missile program and not just missiles built to carry nuclear payloads are clearly deal breakers they are hardly the basis for productive negotiations washington says its goal is not regime change or to hurt ordinary iranians it just wants the regime to change its behavior but the administration's talking points its stated attempts to get iran back to the negotiating table after abandoning a nuclear deal reached at that same table simply don't add up there are numerous
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false notes that the trumpet mistress she was presenting in their narrative. one is that this will not her tea party nation that is as ridiculous and as a preposterous escape i think sanctions particularly such broad based sanctions always hurt the population first that's one alter the iranian regime's behavior that's our expectation that. the reason for president trumps policy second the trumpington situation saying to doing this to change iran's behavior and bring it back to you go she. reality is the iranians are after negotiating table the only party that is not in the ocean is a trump and strange they don't want to know that when any administration for. twelve demands as a very does this is what the us and put on the table do you really have not. you're not interested and then. they're telling the world telling the world they have to comply. we've seen the outcome of this kind of rhetoric in the past and need up to
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the two thousand and three new invasion of iraq the perpetuation the kind of demonization of adversaries of the united states is very problematic i think media should now hold itself to higher standards and be more accountable to itself. you know. we're looking at other media stories that are on our radar this week with one of our producers flo phillips flo donald trump's first press conference after the midterm elections went seriously off the rails that ended with the white house revoking the press pass a c.n.n. correspondent what happened there things escalated really quickly and that press conference right. it's not unusual for trying to be aggressive with reporters but that often he seemed particularly eric simple it's such a hostile media it's so said what when he made the news was the back and forth between trump and c.n.n.'s chief white house correspondent jim acosta is present
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right and they are going to harsh are you worried that's a tough that's a that's a that's one of the you know that's what c.n.n. should be ashamed of itself having you working for them you are a rude terrible person you shouldn't be working for c.n.n. acosta was pretty persistent when asking the president from follow up question and eventually had the mike taken from him a few hours later white house press secretary sarah saunders announced a cost as hard pas that's the permit that allows an access to the white house had been revoked but this president is quite accustomed to difficult questioning how has the white house justified this. so that too is problematic saunders said decision was in response to a cost quote placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a white house into now saunders included a video in her tweet showing the moment that a cost as might was being taken from the footage is zoomed in and looped a few times the implication that acosta acted improperly is misleading or to say
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the very least a stretch this coming from a white house occupied by a president who is in no position to school anyone on how to treat women you've also been looking into a story in thailand not the kind of thing we've ever reported on before the government and some of its critics on the war and are now slugging it out in a bar got this right a rap battle well that's what it looks like the first shot was a music video posted on you tube a few weeks ago by a group calling itself rap against dictatorship it's had nearly thirty million views and the criticisms were direct rappers are not known for mincing their words . but given the jail terms handed out to dozens of government critics since the military coup in twenty fourteen posting that kind of video in thailand is risky and what's the government's response been a little dab drop you could call it that initially there was some tough talk from police and thailand's computer crime unit which called the song defamatory but then
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the unit changed tack announcing that no one should be prevented from expressing opinions and released its own rap thailand four point. zero zero. zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero. zero zero zero but the online blowback has not been kind about a thousand likes to twenty thousand dislikes his one comment so lame the beats a so out of date don't make more songs like this i'm getting secondhand embarrassment. now time will hold elections and peppery the first since the military took the viral thick cess of the first video tapped into some serious discontent social and political we'll see how much more of that surfaces how much the government is prepared to take and how it all plays out on election day ok thanks for turning now to a story about memory how knowledge of the past is produced and kept hidden in a place where history and its narration is highly contested israel and palestine for years material that could reveal details about israel's treatment of
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palestinians has been sealed inside the country state and military archives under the pretext of security or privacy more the ninety eight percent of those documents are classified they're under lock and key it's a form of censorship that has been criticized not just by palestinians but by the former chief archivist of israel itself historians and journalists say the policy of censoring material in the archives exposes the deep insecurity israel has about its past with archivists acting as the gatekeepers of history for palestinians it's part of a wider trend of cultural a racial and historical denial that beginning before nine hundred forty eight has gone hand in hand with the regular theft and appropriation of not just their land but their story but its name post often now on the silencing of palestinian history in israel's archives.
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for palestinians displaced despair occupied in the past is a constant struggle which is by design because field in israel occupies the libraries a hidden palestinian story entire chapters of history that were looted from palestinian institutions and hunted. after the palestinian people were expelled from their homes israeli forces came in and quite methodically proceeded to seize all of the contents in their houses it was done in such a way that to this day we don't have a complete idea of what items were taken documents are scattered in so many places some in the israeli archives in jerusalem some at the national library many of these boxes haven't been catalogued to this day there is often no possibility for research or to have access to. all of the archives in israel are really very much
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founded on they re sure palestinians every single israeli attack on palestinians has usually targeted an archive this happened in one nine hundred forty eight and math but also in one thousand to one israelis invaded lebanon and targeted institute of palestine studies one of the reasons that they're threatening is because there really are record of palestinian life and palestine more broadly. there are important items like the personal papers of palestinian leaders and intellectuals like. library in jerusalem considered one of the most important palestinian private libraries then you have palestinian lawyers whose entire offices and files were seized. to this day if you go to the archives you'll find there's a palestinian lawyers category which i find strange palestinians lawyers these are
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very private documents the fact that they have been taken away is a sign of contempt for palestinian history it's an attempt to suggest palestinians have no history no documents no belongings what imo who does the home. israel of law things that anyone can access the state archives the most sensitive material can be censored for up to seventy years but in practice the state can and have restricted indefinitely anything it decides is damaging to its national security and israeli historian one othella has spent twenty years trawling the archives uncovering truths of previously unseen footage and photographs seized as far back as the one nine hundred thirty. two thousand and seventeen she made a film about last palestinian history called looted and hidden.
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over the years felons found historical material that has been sealed but decker. in israel's military archives she discovered films from the era of palestinian revolutionary thing emma and photos shot by one of the founders of palestinian photojournalism are thugs. sellar also uncovered aerial photos taken by the jewish militia the hagana of palestinian villages before they were destroyed and repopulated in one thousand nine hundred forty eight. the hagana decided to photograph all the palestinian villages from the air this material would later be used for the conquest and rule of these places and their people however when we look at the photos with the historic perspective we have today their meaning can flip so to speak and they can reveal the history of those who were conquered someone once asked me if i wasn't concerned that these materials might be closed off after i'd asked them to be opened and indeed the material has been
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reclassified when i went back to the archive a few years later i was told the photos do not exist in ok i mean. it's not just that materialists censored hidden from the outside world once inside the archive origin the rights were interpreted to fit a different narrative and never tell home again when i started working with material from the archive i saw photos with comments and notes written on them by the censors in archivists for example palestinians are described as terrorists as gangs seeing all of that taught me about how the materials go through a process of rewriting to aid or benefit design is narrative so the colonial operators that starts with the plunder and looting continues with colonial control and management other than your colonial of aim at that but if you let that the role
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the archives play in reshaping history is under the control of political masters israel's military archives is managed by the defense ministry its state archives by the prime minister's office. before stepping down this year israel's my theme the arc of if the laws of aig criticize not only that lack of independence but also the state's tendency to sense the material under the guise of security victor klein to be interviewed for this piece but in a revealing report summing up his time as chief archivist he wrote the vast majority of material the thiele and will never be opened. according to the israeli n.g.o.s lack of oughts of the fourteen point eight million files held by israel's state and military archives less than two percent are accessible to the public that includes restricted material that could expose israelis to and comfortable truth about their history like war crimes perpetrated against
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palestinians. and then israel is terrified of the contents of its own archives and doesn't want its history to be exposed take one of the most important examples of censored material the cover costs a massacre in one nine hundred fifty six many scholars argue that israel used to cover costs and massacre to force those palestinians who had stayed on their land to flee i believe there were direct orders from the government for the massacred take place so as long as the state keeps censoring these documents it means it's trying to hide the past to prevent it from being part of the present and the future you know how they're almost. who are the allowed to remember and who is made to forget is an expression of power. erasing the archival record denies palestinians the right to write their past and to connect it to their present but since israel does not have a monopoly over history. in the occupied west bank
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a major project is underway by the palestine museum to collect and digitize hundreds of thousands of items of historical significance in the face of. new in historical denial palestinians are finding other ways to preserve collective memory archival fever this attempt to really record and. these histories and stories has been from the very beginning part of the palestinian struggle for memory and to a certain extent for liberation there is no single authoritative palestinian archive that may be a blessing in disguise because the more voices and the more multiplicity we have i think all of those things are sources of richness not poverty and need a host have a taste i don't think that palestinian history should be deprived of documents and evidence it is important to return the material to the owners so that it won't be
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me someone with privilege and access who writes the palestinians history but rather palestinian researchers themselves israeli society must learn to respect a knowledge and understand palestinian society and its history because without that there is no future for this case in a cage and a. and finally we haven't checked in on egypt for a while the state of the media space there and last week we got a reminder of the ending admiration that egyptian news anchors have for president. all he has to do is take a bike tour of sharm el sheikh ahead of the world use for a personal inspection of the preparations for that meeting essential a photo op and the talking heads on channels like l.t.c. t.v. dream t.v. and d.m. c. suffer a collective loss of breath and critical faculties will leave you now with a few sycophantic snippets from the cult of personality that for the most part is
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the operation. zero life from a headquarters and. also a heads france's president warns against nationalism and commemorations to mark a hundred years since the end of world war one. the u.s. calls for an end to hostilities in yemen as the battle for the port city of perth spills into residential areas thirty one people dead and more than two hundred missing is huge wildfires in california continue to rage. hello first to gaza where israeli special forces conducted a ground raid in the gaza strip killing seven palestinians including a hamas military commander an israeli soldier also died while another was wounded
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in that operation anaconda yunus that's in the south of gaza and the israeli military also confirmed it has intercepted three out of seventeen rockets fired from gaza after the raid prime minister benjamin netanyahu has cut short an official visit to france to return to israel every faucet has the latest from west jerusalem. a significant military confrontation in gaza a deadly one which raises the prospect at least the risk of more to follow israel has now confirmed that one of its officers was killed in this military operation and another wounded it said that it did carry out a military operation inside gaza it rejected earlier reports that one of the soldiers involved had been abducted saying that everybody had been brought back to israeli territory also saying that at least ten projectiles had been fired from gaza into israeli territory two of them intercepted by the iron dome anti-missile system none of those projectiles resulting in any injury or death on the israeli
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side as for hamas it says that this was a special forces operation carried out by israeli troops three kilometers inside gaza and territory in the area of communists in the southeast that these troops were traveling in a civilian vehicle and that they attacked and killed a senior military leader of hamas of the arcus on brigades a man called nor baraka thirty seven year old regional commander in and that six other palestinians were killed in the course of what became a gun fight the israelis withdrawing under the support of heavy air strikes as well so this comes at a very sensitive time at a time when there have been some progress in evidence in terms of efforts to reach a long term truce between hamas and israel efforts which have been mediated by egypt by the united nations involving cattery funding among other things and at a time when benjamin netanyahu the prime minister of israel was outside the country
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in paris talking about his commitment as he was portraying it's to try to get a more stable situation between israel and hamas in gaza saying that sometimes such a leadership bore political cost and certainly there has been some political domestic backlash against benjamin netanyahu for appearing to be too soft on. so the question really is whether this military operation was from the outset an attempt to either capture or kill the senior commander because if it was that would be a very risky thing to do at such a sensitive time whether it began as something entirely different and developed in an unexpected way certainly this will be a test of both the leadership of hamas and of israel who have jury in recent military confrontations managed to scale back from a full on escalation that will be tested yet again this time to see whether they can come out with the same result mike hanna has more from washington. we've approached both the white house and state department for comment but as yet there
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has been none forthcoming this comes at a sensitive time for the united states it was just a week ago that president trump's representative jason green black held a meeting with prime minister netanyahu in israel at that meeting the issue of gaza was discussed the u.s. very keen to see stability returning to that particular area as a prelude to introducing president trump's initiative for a resuscitation of the long dormant peace process now back in september president trump said that he would make public his plan within two to four months that brings us to the beginning of december but also we heard in the past week from the president trumps representative that this plan is ready for presentation within days or possibly weeks so certainly the u.s. keen on pushing forward with this initiative from president trump the violence in
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gaza obviously a bit of a stumbling block at this particular point but remember that president trump is intent on pressing forward with this initiative despite the fact that one of the major parties the palestinians will have nothing to do with it they refused to negotiate they refused to discuss the initiative this because they do not see the u.s. as an independent impartial arbiter in the whole matter and do not believe that they would get anything from it believing that the aim of the u.s. initiative the president trumps initiative is to guarantee above all else the security of israel phyllis bennis is a fellow at the institute for policy studies she says u.s. support is key to why israel launches this kind if it's not. i think what's perhaps more important than the specifics of the timing is the fact that regardless of the timing israel knows it can count on united states support for these actions that they will not be held accountable that the u.s.
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will guarantee some level of impunity for these kinds of attacks even when it flies in the face of international law so i think that broad assumption is far more important than the the tactical considerations certainly we know that there are plenty of people both in the cabinet and in parts of the security authorities who are eager to see any peace movement fail who are eager to make sure that there is nothing that starts to look like a ceasefire that want to be able to maintain military control including these so-called the language they use this racist term about mo in the lawn the sense of every several years the israelis believe they have the right to simply go in and kill large numbers of people in gaza. there's this broader question of understanding that the united states will always have their back and they will
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never be held accountable as long as that u.s. support continues so it's really that question what is the role of jared cushion or what is the role of the trying to ministration that's more important i think than the specifics of the timing of the new york times is reporting top saudi intelligence officials close to the crown prince discuss theories in private companies to assassinate iranian enemies it says inquiries were made to a small group of businessmen last year ronen bergman as part of the new york times team which broke that story. during these discussions some of them in belgium some of them in new york some of them in riyadh saudi operatives came to ask the businessmen do you also do kinetics meaning legal this is a nation and when the group of businessmen asked what exactly are you hoping that we will do this and we will not we would like to you to take out the really an
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official is the civic they mention the name of caste of saline money the hand of the oil could force of the r.g.c. the original iranian revolutionary guard the group of businessmen hesitated they wanted to consult a lawyer their lawyer flatly rejected the plan and said we're not going to do that but one of them george native with leading the group said the saudis there's a group of former n.s.a.'s former british special forces in london who might take the initiative now we don't know what with the end of that connection but we but the fact that all the saudis high ranking officials very close to to the crown three have discussed it pitched their all for that. project to private business men to just a total change of policy during the time of the crown prince friends and family of the murdered saudi journalist is a madhouse of who held
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a vigil in his memory and her to her sources fiance was among those of the gathering in istanbul he was killed by a hit squad more than a month ago when he went to the conference in istanbul to get paperwork for his upcoming march. britain's foreign secretary will be traveling to saudi arabia on monday to call for justice and accountability for hush ozias family jeremy hunt is the first british minister to visit since the assassination. and in saudi crown prince mohammed bin there also be a focus on ending the war in yemen is a major weapon supplier to saudi arabia and the united arab emirates who are leading the conflict the united nations says the war has created the world's worst humanitarian crisis and street battles have brought chaos to residential areas in the main port city of her data a pro-government alliance backed by the saudi iraq's a coalition is trying to seize control of the city from who the rebels at least sixty one fighters from both sides have been killed since saturday and thousands of
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civilians are trapped by the violence but small money is a professor of political science at the university of waterloo in canada she says the saudi erotic coalition is trying to take control of her data ahead of any peace talks. i think that's the strategy overall but of course it comes at an enormous cost of civilians in addition to your report it's important to point out that eighty percent of all food comes through the data similarily medicine this is a country that is pretty much import dependent on food so it is food scarcity and famine that we should be worried about because indeed this is the cost that's going to be paid by the average civilians for the retaking of the data i think the american system was very critical of the legislature was very critical of this war for several years now but never really had the new numbers to basically turn it over into some sort of sanctioning on set weapons sales to the saudis i think that that's changed and now that you've seen the democrats take over one part of the legislature we're going to see i think
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a real criticism of that the kinds of hearings that they're going to be calling and is going to i think bring up a lot of ugly facts for many americans that they are very much complicit in this war through use three fueling logistics intelligence you name it so i do think that this is mounting pressure and of course the death of a. definitely i think increased international where n'est on saudi foreign policy it is a really awful war it is not difficult to solve without any doubt but the same time we have to find a way to solve this because really the many people have suffered far too much still had on al-jazeera from holiday town to one of the poorest places in britain the u.n. sends a team to find out how this happened. how light.

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