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tv   Inside Story 2019 Ep 197  Al Jazeera  July 17, 2019 10:32am-11:01am +03

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beach was the red light of the protests however from the speech where largely around those last 6 words from the river to the sea that's what at least became the pretext for the outrage from many people is there a double standard at play here because you get fired for saying what you said at c.n.n. and yet the network continues to employ for his punditry a former american senator rick santorum he once denied that palestinians even exist so how much of this do you feel has to do with what gets said and how much is about who says it i think it's both if i had said as binyamin netanyahu son had said a few weeks ago on twitter israel is a jewish state from the river to the sea i would have not been fired i would have not been criticized i would have gone unnoticed now obviously when people of color or when muslims say there are there are even lower threshold for critique in this in this vein c.n.n. succumb to a very serious smear campaign against marc lamont hill that was driven by a wide range of pro israel forces the united states mandel who is the editor of the
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washington examiner he accuse marc lamont hill of supporting genocide against jews which is just utterly ridiculous and we have even people like ben shapiro was a popular personality on the right he also joined the campaign to brand mark lamont hill and we're in an environment where people are susceptible to smear campaigns there is no question about it and unfortunately large media companies are concerned about their image and so they sometimes respond in the wrong way to smear campaigns you know twice over the past decade c.n.n. has fired veteran journalists jim clancy and octavia nasser for online comments that offended pro israel voices and unbeknownst to most of the networks viewers its lead political anchor wolf blitzer wasn't always a journalist he used to work for apac a one time pro israel lobbyist now occupying a c.n.n. anchor chair his former employer and. other pro israel advocates don't just focus
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their efforts on politicians elected to congress or news networks based in new york they do plenty of lobbying work beyond washington and it's paying off particularly at the state level more than half of the 50 states have now passed laws that shield israel from a campaign of boycotts divestment and sanctions the b.d.s. movement in some cases those laws don't just ban states from hiring employees who support b.d.s. they force american citizens to sign an oath of loyalty to another country israel many of the anti b.d.s. laws are virtually identical copy and paste pieces of legislation written in clear violation of the us constitution and americans 1st amendment right to free speech and many of my colleagues today even know and realize that's what they signed on to do you know that i've talked to them they did not realize that this wasn't about hey we support israel and israel is our friend this was also about suppressing
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people's freedom of speech by saying no one can economically boycott the state of israel and to me you want to show support of israel then show support in other forms not by oppressing the american public from speaking out and we're turning in the country that is not democratic is not about. freedom freedom of expression religion speech all of those things. although 2 organizations care the council on american islamic relations and the a.c.l.u. the american civil liberties union are fighting that trend in the courts and in some cases winning. public radio in the case of george hale for instance a radio journalist who station broadcasts out of texas a and m. university having once reported from the west bank and having seen the effects of the occupation hale supports the b.d.s. campaign last year the university. which is funded by the state of texas required
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hale to sign a contract stipulating that he would not participate in or speak in favor of a boycott of israel and mention that i don't agree with the cause and made it very clear and they rejected that immediately cosigner he won't work those are the exact words from the higher ups this past april a federal judge in texas struck down the state's law on constitutional grounds saying it threatens to quote manipulate the public debate through coercion rather than persuasion the judge ruled that boycotts are constitutionally protected under the 1st amendment guaranteeing freedom of expression since he said such campaigns are inherently expressing how is it that you are going to condition somebodies employment on their political activity that poses no harm our national security threat right how is it that participating in
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a grassroots campaign to overcome diplomatic intransigence to hold a primary u.s. ally accountable to human rights norms in international law somehow a threat out to see the context it's what has been legislated across the united states in an effort to defeat top down what has not been able to be crushed from the bottom up so now the effort is to tweak these laws to get around that by saying well it only applies to companies that maybe 10 or more people are trying to figure out how we can tweet tweet tweet tweet tweak until we have legislation that fine maybe it won't prevent george hale from boycotting israel and i'll still be able to get his contract but as a matter of u.s. law on u.s. policy it will deem boycotts of israel or settlements to be across a red line illegitimate and to some extent illegal 250000000 americans live in states where laws like these have been so i think it's important for people to.
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understand that this is not like a issue that applies to only a tiny little group of people it's not impossible to imagine a scenario in which the state legislature could basically make your employment contingent upon you signing that you won't boycott the n.r.a. or planned parenthood or whatever else so it's important that we take a step back and realize that this is not about israel it's not about the sun in the middle east but it's actually about our rights as americans and that really in many ways free speech is under attack you know the process united states. a danger to free speech in what many americans call the land of the free over a conflict that lies more than 4000 miles away all those state laws written to narrow what little space there is for criticism of israel may in fact be a tangible sign evidence that for the 1st time the pro israel lobby is losing ground in this argument. and israel's critics may have found an unwitting ally in
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president truck he's deeply unpopular among american democrats and even moderate republicans have grown uncomfortable with his seemingly unconditional support of the netanyahu government and its policy who repeatedly asked apac officials for an interview for this program they refused had they said yes we would have asked them whether donald trump is helping or hurting israel's comments to some the answer is obvious. the united states has long been biased in favor of israel for many decades but what the trump administration has done is escalated that to a whole new level where the united states right now is an active participant in israel's war against the palestinian people in a way that we have never seen before despite these extremely troubling developments on the ground we are beginning to see a shift in discourse within the united states on this issue where people finally identify pursuit of these policies with the extreme. of right donald trump
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essentially represents at this point you could be tempted to say oh my god things are getting more intense it's more draconian the battles almost lost and i say quite the opposite i'm saying because it's so tough right now because the policies are so intense there's a there's an opportunity here dr martin luther king said only when it is darkest can you see the stars in the policy moment some way is very dark but i see a star a possibility and i think in the next 10 years we'll be having a very different conversation about palestine and about israel and about justice than we've ever had before. the 2000 elections are still almost a year and a half away american voters will have a multitude of issues to consider before they cast their ballots and for the vast majority their countries relationship with israel will not be the deciding factor but elections do have a way of clarifying. and the campaigning the rallies good news
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conferences the t.v. interviews the tweets the terminology all of them will reflect what americans be they politicians academics or journalists are allowed to say what is permissible discourse on palestine and israel things are clearly changed what we do not know and will not know until the votes are cast is how much you've been watching a special edition of our program on palestine israel and american politics we'll see you next time here at the listening. what went wrong in society that opened up the space for the immigrant ratio is the european problem and it's not accountable and it's impossible for the people to bear there is falling apart people trying to take. their lead and if i'll find a stronger man or strong woman while getting the growth projection isn't this
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problem because the model doesn't work europe's forbidden colony episode 2 on al-jazeera. has seen in doha the top stories on al-jazeera the u.s. house of representatives condemned president donald trump's racist comments about for congresswoman on sunday trump tweeted selling the politicians to go back to where they came from and he's refused to let up despite growing criticism both at home and abroad mike hanna reports from washington d.c. . without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table the vote went largely along party lines only for republicans joining house democrats in their rebuke of president. it was a rare occasion on which all in the house were forced to go on the record in response to intemperate comments made by the president these comments from the
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white house are disgraceful and disgusting and that comment are racist the vote was delayed by republicans who attempted to have the accusation of racism made by the house speaker introducing the bill struck off the record i urge genuine if you will and you know that the balance of my house is going to the gentle speaker of the house if she would like to rephrase that comment i had actually read my remarks as a parliamentarian before i read them the unprecedented argument delayed the vote for hours many republicans clearly more angered by the speaker's words than by those treated by the president as a general making a demand of the words be taken down. a request that joe or john want words around parliamentary question to be taken out despite the republican fury a vote was taken and the house ruled the speaker's words should be kept on the record then another moment of drama for the 1st time
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a formal attempt in the house to move articles of impeachment against the president impeaching donald john truck president of the united states of misdemeanors the move is likely to intensify what has been a bitter debate among house democrats about impeachment more than 80 representatives are in record as urging such a move others including the house speaker have been arguing that it would be better to continue investigating the president through house committees rather than risk a failed move to impeach therefore darnall john traub by causing such harm. 2 words for 30 of the united states is unfit to be president and warrants impeachment trial and removal from office a decision may not need to be made one way or the other mike hanna al-jazeera
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washington. the european parliament has naturally elected sloven the lion as president of the european commission the german defense minister will become the 1st woman to hold the post when she replaces sean called younker in the fembot the us government is imposing its strongest sanctions to date all myanmar is top military leaders that's in response to the mass killing of reading the muslims and 2017 the sanctions target me in march commander in chief and several other senior officers. for his former president of the $102.00 later has been arrested in the united states and faces extradition on corruption charges too late who is accused of taking $20000000.00 in bribes from brazilian construction company or the british in exchange for look chris of contracts iran says it's ballistic missile program is not open for negotiation with anyone or any country that contradicts comments from the u.s. secretary of state might pump a 0 is said to her on is prepared to talk about its missiles earlier president
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donald trump said a lot of progress had been made with iran a british iranian aid worker jailed in tehran is being held at a psychiatric hospital after being moved there from prison not an insecure because families say she's being kept at the facility under the control of iran's revolutionary guards she was sentenced to 5 years in prison on spying charges a new york police officer will not face charges for killing a black man he was trying to arrest the justice department made the announcement on choose day 5 years after eric garner died in a chokehold. and that's you up to date stay stay with us here on out as a result the u.s. continues after marco polo a very modern journey. let's
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looking out. the 1st return of space which is on the earth we're going to. turn to the big programs trying to get on america and where. we're hoping. that god can imagine i'm a kick them out.

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