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documents of the un and whether a country has the right to self-defense under article $51.00 of this says that the charter does not impair the inherent right of individual collective self-defense if an armed attack occurs so whether it was an act of war or not is of course relevant to whether saudi arabia legally under international law can respond. the latest from the u.n. with james bias our diplomatic editor thank you james. just 5 months after one inconclusive ballots in israel's 2nd election still has no clear winner we do have over 90 percent of the votes counted and prime minister benjamin netanyahu from the could is trailing his rival benny gantz of the blue and white party it means israel will now face lengthy coalition negotiations political paralysis maybe even a 3rd vote one thing is clear that tuesday's election was essentially a referendum of 10 years of leadership from benjamin netanyahu for him it is
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crucial because winning could be the only way for him to avoid criminal prosecution over corruption charges if he stays as prime minister he keeps his immunity but right now the netanyahu organs need support from the smaller parties to form some sort of coalition government and maybe one of the most important players is avigdor lieberman who leads an ultra nationalist secular party he quit as a defense minister back in april which ultimately led netanyahu to call the snap elections and he is one of the players who wants that unity government or at the heart of the homemade is covering events for us from west jerusalem today it's close but at this stage a slight advantage to benny gantz. slight advantage at this stage one seat advantage if you just look at the results of the blue and white party versus delete party. but if you put together a possible coalition. many dance gets
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a few more seats as an advance but all of that is yet not set in stone we do know that he has on board the leftist parties we do think and there are indications that the list might very well recommend to the president to actually task benny gantz with the 1st chance of trying to form a government they would not join the coalition but they would at least recommend benny gantz for their role so that adds another at least 13 seats should that count but as you said at the end of the day did joker here will remain will be lieberman and what will he do where will he put his weight he has been talking ever since last night or rather this morning here by israel time about a national unity broad based liberal government which would include likud blue and white party and his own. party that would
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exclude the religious far right or nationalist parties that have been the traditional allies political allies of benjamin netanyahu so far. as prime minister netanyahu himself come out and spoken since the election. yeah he has he's come out twice and spoken since the elections very interesting to see how he is positioning himself at this stage is certainly not a victorious beaming benjamin netanyahu that we have seen in the past election just a few months ago he's not talking anymore about a right wing government what he's talking about at this stage is that he can be the only leader of a zionist national government something very new for benjamin netanyahu to say at least over the past few years and he is also continuing his sort of scare tactics is rather. by saying get me deal the one who can bring about and protect the
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zionist identity of israel or you or to your choice is to have a government that will include a would have the participation somehow of the arab joint listen so this is what he had to say just a few hours ago here in west jerusalem after meeting his coalition partners. if there are one or 2 options either a government headed by me or a dangerous government that's leaning on the arab parties at this moment more than any other and in the face of the security and political challenges that are on ahead it's forbidden that the government will be formed that is leaning on the anti zionist arab parties we will do all that we can to stop such a government this is our responsibility to the security of israel and to our voters . but these are difficult times for benjamin netanyahu actually some people here are saying that his magic spell over israel is waning the tide is definitely
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changing and i think the prime minister is a very well very well aware of that just a few hours ago his government his office rather an announced that he won't be going to do u.n. general assembly in new york next weeks probably an indication that benjamin netanyahu is worried about his future corruption charges and he wants to stay here to look and to monitor very closely what's going to happen now with or not only within his own party but when it comes to forming a government the next government of israel needs in west jerusalem thank you grab a break on al-jazeera when we come back a rwandan come out and is wanted for war crimes he's killed in the day on sea. and open all hours and around the clock operation beginning on the border between afghanistan and pakistan but who benefits.
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the still little evidence of the change of season the showers work out of the caucasus are still there but they're moving northeast not being south as you can see sir on surprising news to the picture of blue skies breeze direction maybe critical time sure in tehran still middle thirty's and in bad. that's crept up to the low forty's much the same as kuwait in fact not far away in western iran just off shore from kuwait we see temps in the $4849.00 bracket is to run about the 30 mark in beirut and there's nothing happening in the eastern med from the point of view of weather other than the wind direction so we did change humidity is still fairly high around the gulf states temperatures in the high thirty's it's warmer and drier and dusty in riyadh in particularly in mecca and medina no cloud seems likely to build over yemen so showers seem unlikely but this massive move up in the middle of amman into the empty quarter of society as well with what they're taking
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for the late biggest quite possibly the southwest monsoon slowly retreats from india now in southern africa since our start to change a little bit more cloud visible day by day we see some decent showers here and there in botswana south africa and it's certainly a cloudy looking picture of 30 with the temperature despite the cloud in cape town a pretty warm 26.
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the headlines this hour on al-jazeera saudi arabia has laid out evidence that it shows. fields was sponsored by iran. defense ministry despite what it believes are iranian cruise missiles and drones but a spokesman for yemen's with the rebel says the evidence is fabric. arrived in jeddah where he will meet crown prince mohammed bin salman to discuss the recent attacks on the kingdom's oil facilities and in other news israel's 2nd election in under 6 months has ended with even less clarity than the one before the votes are
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still being counted the latest updates show the blue and white party of benny gantz marginally ahead of benjamin netanyahu the court. employees in south africa have held an emergency meeting about how to tackle rising violence against women president cyril ramaphosa has admitted there is a crisis following protests urging new laws and a state of emergency because it's estimated that one woman is murdered every 3 hours making the femicide right almost 5 times the global average. cape town with. president saddam up or so used his address up to 60 ordinary session of parliament to emphasize that government would be placing the issue of gender based violence at the fins of its concerns he said that women in south africa don't feel safe but have the white to feel safe you also referred to the latest statistics of crime saying that 2700 women had been killed in the last year 1000 children
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murdered and that 100 rape cases were reported every day this is what the president had to say. is a dark and heavy shadow across the world. the women and the children. of this great country are under sea. it's a very violent and brutal rule that is underway against the women of south africa from of course a has announced an emergency action plan which is expected to be implemented over the next 6 months and this in response to what is being described as a national crisis he's also pledged about $70000000.00 to a fund meant to deal with gender based violence the rape and sexual assault of women as as well as murders of women in south africa nongovernmental organizations
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those trying to help women in these situations have responded quite positively to the president's address saying that it has been a long time coming but the key issue will be that of implementation even if laws and policies are changed to try and deal with the challenge of gender based violence how government goes about it is what is important now the president has also called for no bail 0 parole for people accused of sexual assault and in rape cases and also saying that there should be harsher minimum sentences imposed on those found guilty of these crimes up also has said it is time for south africans to act and is saying that a culture of violence is south africa is one that has to be dealt with immediately . the army in democratic republic of congo says its soldiers have killed a rebel leader from the wonder silver structure the coomera has been wanted by the international criminal court 2012 for war crimes as hutu rebel group is accused of
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killing hundreds of civilians in the eastern sea earlier we spoke to simon adams executive director of the global center for the responsibility to protect you told us silverstein when to call him a had a long history of committing atrocities. he was part of that that genocidal regime which then basically attempted to move itself into the congo and set itself up as a kind of not just a government in exile but a kind of country in exile taking as many of the people from the hutu population is they could and being responsible of course for our ongoing atrocities in the democratic republic of the congo in the group that he's been a leader of f.d.r. as i said has a long long history of trustees he was an unrepentant genocide year and i think you know i personally would have loved to have seen him in handcuffs and to face international justice in a courtroom but unfortunately he chose the path that led him to his death last
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night it was the one outstanding fugitive of the current indictments the one outstanding fugitive from international justice and so that matter has now resolved itself having said that there are of course other people within the f.d.a. who many other people would be interested in prosecuting for crimes committed all the way back to 994 but more recently over the last decade or so in the democratic republic of the congo in liberia a fire at an islamic studies school has killed at least $25.00 children the fire which started around midnight got to the dormitory where students were sleeping police say an electrical problem was to blame for the fire near the capital monrovia pakistan's prime minister on can says he will urge u.s. president trump to resume peace talks with the taliban the leaders will meet next week at the un general assembly made his comments as he extended the opening of
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a key border crossing between afghanistan and pakistan from 12 to 24 hour operation come on that has more from the crossing in talk of. the budgets on a prime minister had promised that he would be working on improvement of trade with the neighboring countries of understanding the landlocked country that depends on bug it on for its logistical supply line which had also a lifeline for the u.s. led coalition forces and i've run it on any peace deal between the dollar bond and the united states will always go for it still it did the movement of trucks and ammunition and white didn't military cargo through the type of and through foggiest on but also we have been tortured by the local head there did a major step which would likely do improve trade between the 2 countries because truck good on both sides do not have to wait overnight in order to get clearance to
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be able to move it released congestion and it really helped how didn't go above ground who come to pakistan on a daily basis to seek medical attention and how it's produced in pakistan. you want to dismiss save us a lot of time early it would take us 15 days on the afghan side of a corridor but with this decision it will take 2 days and it will also help on the pakistani side and we won't be staying overnight you know more for the custom clearance. before if we had to carry a patient from afghanistan to pakistan the patient had to suffer and sometimes died due to long waits until the border reopened in the morning here indeed a major step by the lord will also depend on what happened inside of one is done if there is peace in that country this could become a white delgado for pakistan and for the central asian states are all still true of one is gone but he told trump's plan to build the wall on the mexico border has been criticized for its multibillion dollar price tag but also the cost to the
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environment is being questioned how did your council reports from texas. in this crook of the rio grande river where mexico lies on one bank the united states on the other florida is biodiversity we have over 240 species of butterflies documented on the property with the possibility of about $350.00 species that can be seen in north america and mexico found here the national butterfly center is a private charity that owns and conserves this land but now it's fighting the trumpet ministrations plans to build an 11 meter high wall through the properties middle the center's director says that will begin a chain of damaging ecological changes that we will have nothing to produce we will be here nothing to filter our groundwater nothing to mitigate radiant brow
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temperatures and all of that will be eliminated so what they're creating in effect is a dead zone where we now have a thriving vibrant away cis for species to build the wall in this county the federal government has waived the national environmental policy act the endangered species act the clean water act and $25.00 other protective laws president donald trump says he's doing so in the name of national security trump says the wall will keep out drugs and criminals but the vast majority of migrants arriving at the border have been families and children nevertheless building the wall could help trump's chances of winning reelection and we think by the end of next year which will be sometime right after the election actually but we think we're going to have close to 500 miles of wall which will be completed construction materials have already arrived rows of steel fencing are destined to be erected on a national wildlife refuge the butterfly center is nearby and after
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a judge dismissed its lawsuit against the wall it. expects to be next as everyone else begins to feel the pain and the loss related to this bogus project maybe things will turn around maybe they'll be a way to stop it for now the u.s. supreme court is allowing trump to build the wall using military money made available by his emergency declaration but the people who live here say the only emergency they see is of nature under attack. castro al-jazeera mccallan texas. this is al jazeera these are the headlines saudi arabia says it has undeniable evidence that iran is behind the aramco all attacks that cut supplies by 50 percent last week the defense ministry held a news conference displaying debris that it says is from the drone strikes on
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saturday this attack did not order a formula despite you know on this front to make it so their collaboration with their proxy anybody engine to create this false narrative is clear secondly that that was a lie from the north. and was a course that i believe was sponsored by. meanwhile a spokesman for yemen's hooty rebels who say they were behind the attack and said this evidence presented by saudi arabia is fabricated. the destruction. is bigger than what have been said by them them because i have tried to many of my is the effect but you can see how big it is the damage is big way bigger than you can imagine
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through these photos the fires went for more than 12 hours. could control the fire. and us secretary state mike pump has arrived in riyadh to meet the crown prince mohammed bin salman where they will discuss the recent attacks on the kingdom's oil facilities a couple of other headlines israel 2nd election in under 6 months has ended with even less clarity than the last one still being counted the latest update shows the 2 main parties that have netanyahu prime minister netanyahu could and the blue and white party of benny gantz separated by just one state and m.p.'s in south africa have held an emergency meeting about how to tackle rising violence against women president several ramaphosa has admitted there is a crisis following the protests urging new laws and a state of emergency to be quiet and you up to date with their lines and al-jazeera
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the news hour is right after inside story with mohammed. who will be israel's next prime minister there's no clear winner in that 2nd election in a year and would leave the coalition talks about to start how will the political bargaining turn out what kind of government will israel get this time this is inside story.
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hello and welcome to the program. benjamin that's on yahoo is seeking a record 5th term in office as israel's prime minister but his grip on power appears to be slipping preliminary election results show netanyahu is liquid party almost tied with the blue and white party led by been against both a short of the parliamentary majority they need to form a coalition government this means whoever gets support from smaller parties will become the next prime minister and in that case the kingmaker could be israel but to news leader avigdor lieberman israel's president reuben rivlin will then decide who will get the job if in doing that and yahoo loses it he's at risk of being jailed for alleged corruption harry fawcett has been following the elections from tel aviv. the music blared benjamin netanyahu smiles but more than 5 hours after voting finished it was clear this was no victory even if he was far from ready to admit defeat with. a government committed to the jewish state
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neither will nor can there be a government that relies on. arab parties but the exit polls suggest he doesn't have the numbers to dictate he may not be given 1st chance to form a government 5 months ago benjamin netanyahu waited several hours before making his speech waiting for the numbers to swing in his favor this time he's waited longer for the numbers appear to this one every other direction for 5 months ago he made a victory speech this time it was a speech of defiance it seems clear that his grip on power has weakened it's a beating time at the opposition blue and white headquarters the mood was very different former army chief benny gantz didn't repeat his premise filled victory declaration from april instead his tone was a man ready for a grave responsibility and if he had thought so we need to be patient it wasn't an easy mission as we see now netanyahu did not succeed in his mission in comparison
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proof to the idea of blue and white succeeded and his head to stay it was equal vindication for a dozen young his former ally who collapsed the coalition talks pushed his secular agenda and nearly doubled his israel between 2 parties vote. we have only one option a national liberal government of israel by to newer and liquid and and white the presumption is that he demand likud 1st replace netanyahu was leader but that's something it shows no sign of readiness to do. a. couple who is the leader of the lake could support for him is strong and in times of crisis it gets stronger it all came after a friend etic final day of campaigning. gantz aping netanyahu is tactics urging supporters off the beach telling him his party was on the verge of defeat betty nguyen who seemed to spend the day in one long emergency broadcast on social media and in person repeatedly warning his right wing base that arabs were voting in
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great numbers. the leader of the mainly palestinian israeli joint list iman said netanyahu incitement had come at a heavy price causing instead a surge in support it's possible we did see some form of backlash people saying you say we're going to come to the polls in in rope so we are here we come and and this is what we can do in israeli politics or his office says he's due to have talks soon with benny gantz raising the possibility that he could offer him some kind of support benjamin netanyahu spoke on stage of the difficulties and pressure of this campaign with his 1st pre indictment hearing on corruption charges jus in 2 weeks and the prospects of fighting them from the prime minister's office now diminished the pressure looks set to intensify our equals at al-jazeera television. all right let's bring in our guests akiva eldar is columnist for al monitor is israel pulse and he joins us by skype from tel aviv yossi michael berg is professor
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of international relations at regents university and a specialist in israeli politics he joins us from london. and mitchell rock is c.e.o. of key global research and a former adviser to israeli president shimon peres he joins us from west roussel and welcome all our guests now mitchell let me start with you this gamble by benjamin netanyahu to dissolve parliament this really didn't pay off did it you know he pushed himself a little too far and the way it goes is you can only cry wolf so many times when there's no real wolf and i think that's what he came up against see it's somewhat of a failure in that he should of going into this election he was at about 45 seats if you add his 35 cock loans 4 seats and fagans 2 seats and he didn't even get close to that there is a negative momentum against him and it seems like israelis want to change and he will have difficulty in any scenario forming
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a government as it is right now you know see this election result seems to bring even less clarity than the last one what happens now when you know right but last elections don't really bring a cloud 80 there is a full go for election soon is you look at the figures and it's sometimes the focus is even fake you try to reach to the calculator and see what kind of coalition can be folded but i think the meaning if it happens that it's off is that nathaniel come full when the causation and the only condition for the coalitions from the time you know to go maybe this will create some clarity and it will impose some other leaders within the to be fien the likud actually to think more creatively and think about coalitions that right now seems not to that that likely but might be likely when not only the time you know the person bites what he the way that he
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poses in the israeli politics akiva benjamin netanyahu has this story to reputation as a political magician but obviously the magic didn't work this time how humiliating is this result for him. i still think netanyahu is a magician but unfortunately for him. there is another israeli magician there is a boom maybe to even manipulate the great magician is name is a big the liberal if you take the 8 seats that the liberal man. has received in this elections and you add them to the alliance of the israeli right plus the drought of dogs and the national orthodox you get a clear majority in it and how it still be able to form
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a government in addition to that unfortunately also for us israelis. the israeli arabs are not natural partners for any government in israel of course not for a right wing national government headed by newton you know another by guns who is not very likely to add the our party the 12 new members of knesset new and old members of knesset from the united arab party to his coalition so netanyahu having said what you're see just an attorney all made some mistakes and he cried too many times wolf i believe that and actually he cried. one time he cried wolf and out and was about to open a war which was. too transparent even for his supporters that
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it was a way out of trouble for him i think that guns will have to work very hard in order to make sure that he can keep together a coalition without depending on lieberman mitchell i saw you nodding along to what akiva were saying i'm going to let you respond or expand on what he was saying but i also want to ask you is avigdor lieberman the kingmaker now. he's one of them i mean certainly you know i like his description that he's also a magician but you know i think as we said in the last program sometimes the houdini has just one too many locks and he can't get out of it and i think that that. purchase the rope that is going to hang himself politically by calling elections the last time and that's what we're seeing now so yes lieberman is really important i like to call him he's the king breaker and then the kingmaker meaning
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he is the only one that can really break down it's any oust kingship who are in it and you know his leadership and he's basically already done that by saying he will only go with someone who wants to form a national unity government it's clear among the 2 candidates that god has come out and said i would like to form a national unity in the widest possible government and it's a you know who scraping trying to scrape together you know a very narrow and minimal government so that's one thing he can break and it's a now actually and then he can decide and be the kingmaker now that could be very interesting to meaning it does look like it's benny gantz at this point because he seems to be the head of the largest party he will probably get a mandate if so if he has enough from the president but it doesn't mean there won't be a deadlock and it doesn't mean that everyone in likud will be willing to go with him and it could be that there's another candidate lurking there somewhere within the $120.00 members of knesset that can step through as a caretaker prime minister as a agreed upon prime minister so really there's a lot of thing that will take place he's not only it's not only lieberman it's also
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about ruby rivlin the president who by law has to consult all the parties but he doesn't have to do anything and actually he can go to whichever member of knesset or head of party that he thinks is most likely to form a government and there could be some surprises there as well yossi let me ask you about lieberman i mean using mitchell's terms or do you think he will be the king breaker or do you think you'll be the king maker and also you know lieberman he's insisted that he will keep this campaign promise that he made that his and his party will not join a right wing government or an alliance that included ultra-orthodox parties do you believe that will remain the case. i think this is the real test if everyone sticks to the script as they put the folder elections i think it's a bit clear but this hasn't happened in israel politics too often and talking about magicians there might be a magician but they don't have any any magical anything because at the end of the day we concentrate so much on the early symmetrical fall of feet but we forget that
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at the end of the day you need a functioning government and if you just get both coalition and you put as many parties as you like in the same stable but this one poll because there would be all sorts of push forces there in the election that are unsustainable i think yes we can you know break the kink and i think one of the thing with netanyahu is just not it's not only nathaniel the man is the psychology of them entirely that in the last decade in which only nathaniel can be prime minister he try to convey the message he's the only statesman is the only one that look after the security is the only one that goes until they start up nation from keep developing which is which is a myth it's it's far from the top and i think it's for the political system to with itself of the believe that it can be only nathaniel and then you can start to make in the other kings and starts working on that post. ok but what
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about president rivlin i mean we mentioned him already in this program obviously he's going to be giving a mandate to whichever candidate he believes will be able to form the government but is there any indication on what he will do at this point. i think that what he has been already doing is trying to get one of the leaders of the really couldn't talk. of the early could traction to come up with an idea how really could and blue and white can join together and. try to get a solution to netanyahu problem to know became actually now a nuisance for italy could personally so for instance what he can offer is that netanyahu will take some time out from politics to deal with his own
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problems with the corruption cases that are following him and if he is cleared if. after the he is indicted they were of course have to stand trial but if he is acquitted he can go back and then they can even sign a coalition agreement that well allow guns to be the prime minister for a year or 2 and netanyahu will have a vacancy there if he's acquitted this is one possibility what i don't believe that rivlin will allow is to leave israel to allow israel to another chaotic situation or 3 elections in a row in less than one year i don't think that this will happen it will try he will do his best to get guns and he could. without it and you know and as he said
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to find a way out for netanyahu because it's about the elections were about newtown yos immunity this is why we went for early elections in april in this is why we went back now if not for an attorney you know if it was someone else from the likud and we could have a unity government we couldn't dance off to be had for elections michel i mean akiva just mentioned those looming indictments against benjamin netanyahu. has pledged to stand by him but clearly there must be members of the party that are seeing him as a liability right now i mean how much longer do they go all in on benjamin netanyahu. well let me let you in on a secret all of them see him as a liability every single one of them and they know it and the reason that they're coming out in support of him now is because they're thinking of him ahead any of those people that are going to be heir apparent that are going to eventually will
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go for head of the likud or even members of knesset the next time the slate is voted do not want to be punished by the likud membership and they will punish someone for betraying a prime minister especially the leader of the party who is in crisis you have to remember something about the likud since 1977 until today there have been only 5 leaders of the likud begun show me their new 10 yo sharon that's 4 and back 2 and netanyahu again they don't change leaders they give them a chance they let them fail they're certainly not going to kick them when they're down so right now that they're that's what they're doing they're saying they're going to stand by him but basically netanyahu has been captaining a titanic the likud is a titanic and it hit the 1st iceberg when he called early elections for immunity and it hit the 2nd big iceberg when he couldn't put together a government after what was clearly some kind of victory where he could go to a right of center government or to a national unity government with johnson get 70 seats he didn't do it they went
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with him for this next election this is really the last chance no one is going to stick with him or it's very unlikely either some people are going to start to peel off or they're going to start their own faction they need a 3rd of the faction to break off but it's much more likely than that to now will get if he can form a government and he will not have support in his party there's no way they're going to let him take him down and also you know see how big of an achievement is the result for many gantz and for blue and white and also how likely is it the binney gantz could become the next prime minister of israel. i think it's an achievement that actually maintained this is not a party the blue and white it's not a real party it's it's in the alliance of people who are very different opinion it doesn't have a coherent platform ideology set of ideas and values i think what keeps them together is we are not nathaniel we want something something else and i think this goes also back to what. i get with him about loyalty but i think there is
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a point in which you start distance yourself just a little bit to create some guy between you and someone that in very short time might be indicted forcefully serious co-option allegation and in politics we know loyalty can go that far beyond that the politicians start thinking about their own future and where they'll going to be elected in the leave or whether they're going to to stay to to be part of government i think and benny gantz is an unknown quantity and quality and he did in this sense can he be a good prime minister i think you know it only when you are part minister how good then we can start assess some of the quality has as a former chief of staff is at least on like an attorney always 'd in regarded as an honest person can in the time of crisis kenny kenny kenny rise above it and show leadership time will tell what will always me is that the major will live a to the likud party couldn't come with
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a little tentative they try to battle with the likud party in there on their own page without showing something which diametrically opposite something that is lucky that they can be different at that time that is a need something different where the little guys are only run about disparity within within within these really society and there was too much more of the same but we owe more on this and maybe more capable. akiva a lot of analysts seem to have been surprised by a higher turnout for palestinian israeli voters now you know this joint list is the 3rd largest bloc and of course a man over there has said that he's interested in being the leader of the opposition and potentially that would include attending security briefings do you think it's an area exists where we could see him working now with binny gantz could this happen well what would you can see is what the itzhak rabin did.
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and. i believe that this is work benny gantz has in mind is to get 1st of all the arabs not to vote against it which means to support him from so to speak from outside to be inside the coalition but not inside the government so he has the majority with the avs and with lieberman but it's i believe too much for lieberman also to date just the arabs part of the coalition you see even the israeli zionist left parties like the labor and merits were not able to form. in his israeli zionist prouty. there is no such an alliance and i don't see it in the cards of any party jewish party so what
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happened is that they should send a bunch of flowers to hell. iman order and his colleagues because the incitement against them made them go out of their ballots and vote against it and you know it was not just voting for iman order and unity united our party but to send a message to netanya oh that. we we can punish you you cannot only threaten us we can do it also so. the next challenge for guns will be to find the formula there in the long run will not hurt him because netanyahu in the last 10 years illegitimacy any cooperation with the arabs any photo op with arab leader and this is something that guys will
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have to make to work very hard in order to defuse this and to educate israeli people that the arabs are partners for coalition and can be members of the israeli government mitchell looked like he wanted to jump and i just want to warn you we only have a couple of minutes left and let you do that but i also want to ask you are we looking at the potential for weeks of uncertainty and potential instability now. for sure we're looking at weeks but it's in everyone's best interest to try to wrap this up what i do want to say about the israeli arab community is we did actually did a poll for the konrad adenauer foundation and televisa university we found that the participation would be much higher and in fact when we asked would you support an arab party joining the government 50 percent of the population said yes of israeli arabs and another 30 percent said not to join but support from the outside so
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that's really significant and i think the irony is here that it's and yeah his greatest legacy to democracy in israel might be that he started this kind of mini arab spring here israeli arab spring in that they you know what started 4 years ago when he said they're coming in in mass in droves to vote and last year with the nation state law and then continually to delegitimize an entire community of citizens they're fighting back now and they're saying we're not going to take this and we may be part of this country and we may be part of the system and the 1st thing to do is go out and vote the fact that benny god spoke to iman oded last night is a monumental i don't think it's happened before that one of the leaders of the party spoke to a you know israeli arab party leader and the fact that i'm an ode to and as you mention is talking about being head of the opposition that means he gets an official draw as an official position of the state of israel he gets an armored car he gets a. bodyguard and he gets to meet any kind of foreign dignitary that comes into the
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country so when trump comes to visit when putin comes to visit he's standing there in the receiving line and he's going to also get a briefing a security briefing that's a big step forward for the israeli arab community and we may see that are we run out of time so we're going to have to leave it there thanks so much to all our guests akiva eldar yossi mecklenburg and mitchell iraq. and thank you too for watching you can see the program again any time by visiting our website al-jazeera dot com and for further discussion go to our facebook page that's facebook dot com forward slash a.j. inside story you can also join the conversation on twitter our handle is at a.j. inside story for me the homage of jewel and the whole team here by for now.
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saudi arabia says there is clear evidence that iran is responsible for the attacks on to oil facilities 30 rebels say the evidence is a lie just who will form israel's next government tuesday's election appears to benjamin netanyahu as they could party with fewer seats and without the numbers to form a coalition. and the deputy commander of a group that has links to the 994 rwandan genocide has been killed. or nandan with all the stories from europe including the european parliament voted overwhelmingly to extend the brics it deadline. kingdom requests it. and then support the defending champions have been knocked out of the champions league to ever ground of china have beaten japan's because she was unclear to reach that saudi foreign.
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source saudi arabia says it has undeniable evidence that iran is behind the aramco oil a tax cut supplied by 50 percent last week the defense ministry held a news conference a few hours ago displaying debris that it says is from the drone strikes from saturday the ministry spokesman colonel turkey maliki said a total of $25.00 drones and missiles were launched at 2 or oil installations riyadh's calling the attacks an assault on the international community and says those responsible should be held accountable this attack did not order in a formula. despite your own effort to make it so. their collaboration with their proxy in the region to create this false narrative is clear secondly that that was a lie from the law and was unquestionably sponsor of beit jala this
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attack was not against the kingdom of soviet article also get aid yeah it wasn't all sold to the international community a deliberate attempt to destroy the global economy and the energy and this thing it was one of prompt to international law and those responsible should be held accountable for their actions mines continued aggregation the sponsorship of terrorist groups and interference anybody time commuters represent dot com and put it to us or. we call we call up one of the international community to acknowledge iran malign activity and go to egypt and then we've heard from a spokesman for yemen's rebels remember they're the ones who say they were behind the attack. they have called this evidence presented by saudi arabia fabricated.
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the destruction the oil installations is bigger than what has been said by them the americans have tried to minimize the effect the damage is bigger than you can see in the photos the fires raged for more than 12 hours in the aggressors could not control them saudi arabia and united arab emirates were regret this if our leadership issues orders to the armed forces to launch an attack in the coming days or months so we may regret this a lot we have tens of targets within a large bank of targets in dubai and abu dhabi they could be hit any time you have to stop your aggression against yemen and then you will enjoy peace and security and we will enjoy it. and the u.s. secretary of states arrived in saudi arabia might pompei or touchdown and jet or a short time ago is expected to meet the saudi crown prince mohammed bin salman to discuss the state oil firm iran coast oil plant oil plant attacks on saturday is the team covering the story for us at this hour james bays our diplomatic editor at
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the un kimberly house our white house correspondent in washington but starting in teheran with. what we had from the saudis today was what they claim to be a lot of evidence and it was presented there was all that debris there were the maps there was the fact that it was all presented in english as well but in the end when pressed they couldn't actually say yes it was iran. and that's what iran will pick up on iran will see this press conference very much as an attempt to gain international support and opposition to iran like you said it was in english questions were taken from english speaking journalists but when pressed they couldn't say that these attacks these missiles and these drones came from iran the current diffidently point that and iran's narrative has been that the hutu rebels are behind this attack as the hutu rebels in yemen have claimed responsibility and that this is embarrassing. for saudi arabia with hundreds of
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billions of dollars spent on military equipment many people from the united states they were unable to stop this and iran says that the words coming out of sagarin even now are a distraction a presidential advisor has taken to twitter and he said that this was a disaster for saudi arabia they were unable to say where the missiles and the drones have made they were unable to say where they would want from and also unable to say why how they weren't intercepted by the defense systems so iran with capsulize on this but even if it's proven that these missiles and drones are iranian iran will probably say well they are our allies and doesn't mean that we were behind the attacks the same as the united states sells weapons to many countries around the world doesn't mean that they directly behind any attacks those countries that use those weapons may carry act so iran are sticking to their guns and this saying that they're not behind this attack. all they've also warned any attack against iran will meet an immediate response. thank you also but in teheran
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to washington we go kimberly how could so the white house can believe this is ostensibly i saw the iran story but when you bring in the u.s. might pump visiting saudi arabia now this new national security adviser has been appointed. yeah and we've heard from the u.s. president who was speaking alongside his new national security advisor that is robert o'brian the man who's very familiar in foreign policy circles but not a household name he was speaking in los angeles will rather the president was speaking about him about the confidence he hasn't have but reporters were quite interested in terms of next steps given the escalation in tensions between tehran and washington and that's what they for us the u.s. president on what the president considers an appropriate response what is he contemplating as the secretary of state is in the middle east weighing options with
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u.s. allies the u.s. president would only say in addition to the sanctions which he has announced on social media early on wednesday that he is contemplating other actions as well. i did we'll be adding some very significant sanctions don't do it and well. we'll be announcing it over the next 48 hours where there are many options as you know bill there are many options and there's the ultimate option and their options are a lot less than that and we'll see where the very powerful position are right now we're in a very very powerful position and so well the u.s. president has in recent days a very strong language locked and loaded is one of the phrases that comes to mind in terms of potential military response he's also signaled that he would like to avoid a military confrontation something that was challenged by a top republican senator lindsey graham who said that this attack on a saudi refinery is by any definition an act of war something that u.s.
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president donald trump has challenge saying it takes great strength not to get into a military confrontation of course signaling the near miss of the u.s. in the in june when there was an iranian drone attack or rather a u.s. drone that was downed by iran and the near missile strike in terms of retaliation by the united states so going back to his new national security adviser many people seeing the fact that there is now a potential for dialogue in the future out there saying this is a very positive sign given the fact that the president seems to least be leaving the possibility of an opening for dialogue moving forward thank you can't believe how good in washington and finally to new york out diplomatic editor james bates how is the u.n. reacting to all of this. well we've been hearing from the u.n. secretary general because world leaders are here in new york and clearly the
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tension in the gulf is the biggest issue that's going to confront all the leaders of the world when they arrive here over the weekend the u.n. i think working extremely fast on this issue saudi arabia asked the u.n. and others to send experts and the secretary general has confirmed that they are responding to that in line with the resolution $22.00 city word of the security council with the amended for their purpose the u.n. experts the indicated by the department of political and the building affairs of already left for saudi arabia and obviously they will be doing their job according to the men there's a with the concierge given them i strongly condemned these attack i seen these attacks is that emetic escalation in the gulf and i believe that we absolutely need to stop this kind of escalation. a slight
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clarification to the words there the secretary general actually got experts who are operating under 2 different mandates one a yemen resolution 2140 and some under the resolution 2131 which is about iran and the iran nuclear deal so some of these experts in this team reporting to the security council some to the secretary general anyway they found a way that they were able to operate and to get to saudi arabia following the saudi request the secretary general was also asked about recent comments from the u.s. secretary of state mike pompei oh this was certainly an act of war he simply said it was certainly not an act of peace this isn't just about soundbites it's about international law and the u.n. charter because in this book article $51.00 give gives countries the right to self-defense to act in self-defense so that would be the legality if saudi arabia
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or for that matter the u.s. on saudi's behalf was to launch any sort of military strike in return for what has happened here james bays diplomatic editor in new york thank you. well 5 months ago we had one inconclusive ballots and now in israel 2nd election there is still no clear winner over 90 percent of the votes have been counted and prime minister benjamin netanyahu from liquid is trailing his rival benny gantz of the blue and white party it means israel could now face lengthy coalition negotiations political paralysis and maybe a 3rd vote when things clear though tuesday's election was essentially a referendum on 10 years of prime minister netanyahu for him this election is crucial winning could be the only way for him to avoid criminal prosecution over corruption charges he stays as prime minister he keeps his immunity right now though netanyahu and benny gantz.

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