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the legality if saudi arabia or for that matter the us 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's 2nd election there is still no clear winner over 90 percent of the votes have been counted and prime minister benjamin netanyahu from likud 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 choose this 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 need the support from israel's smaller parties to
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form a coalition government and maybe the most important player is this man big door lieberman he leads an ultra nationalist secular party he quit is the defense minister back in april which ultimately led netanyahu to call the snap election and he is one of those who wants this unity government bill hamid covering events from west jerusalem for us it is close it's basically as close as it was 5 months ago. it is and it is and it is in the sense that to chew main rivals which are benjamin netanyahu and benny gantz are again neck and neck it seems to be a. blue and white party led by benny gantz has one seat is one seat ahead of likud and benjamin netanyahu we just have to wait for the final results to confirm that but so in that sense it's not the same simply because this
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time benny gantz could very well be given the chance to try to form a government we just but that nothing will happen until president revealing this size who he was tasked with of. with that top. yes now the other issue is that in the ways differences that last april benjamin netanyahu felt victorious he was beaming on that stage after the 1st exit polls were out well this time it was not exactly the same he wasn't talking anymore about a far right government he was actually talking about his national government something quite new for benjamin in over the far few years but you can see how he's trying to reposition himself saying that he's the only man who can actually protect the zionists identity of israel and warning against again against the threat of
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the arabs having any say in the political life of this country he repeated those words today this is what he had to say earlier. 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 a government will be formed that is leaning on the and he 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 now major in the 10 years is in a very difficult position and he knows that that's probably why he canceled his trip to new york to attend a unit and general assembly overdue weekend is actually staying here now as anyone in israel at the moment about the future of benjamin netanyahu politically at least and many will tell you that his days or weeks are counted.
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thank you hala announce a london moment bashar our senior political analyst my when i want to talk about benny gantz actually because well let's say the numbers stay as they are and the israeli president says right benny gantz you get the 1st chance to form some sort of government can he do it. yes i think that's probably the most realistic option at this point in time that doesn't mean it's going to bode well for peace and security in the middle east but certainly in terms of stability within israel the clearest path to a stable government would be the so-called national unity or national jewish unity government between guns and then it could party the big question is. whether there will be some sort of an alteration between the head of the blue and white party guns and they had a little good party and whether that head of the nickel party would still be in it
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and you know because it's clear now for so many that netanyahu has failed in this election not only failed back in april to form a new government his performance and his party's performance this elections around has basically. fell from the last time and hence he needs to take responsibility for the failure so guns right. run a national unity government negotiations with likud or with liquidnet then your whole but certainly not the now will not be the next prime minister in this configuration doesn't mean he's giving up though is the emmys just not the kind of politician who does give up and he has these languages been interesting as well the use of the term zionism and even and he zionism. but yes i mean you know so many. so many israelis consider him or don't know israel without netanya i mean he's been there for 10 years and before that he served the
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other 3 years as prime minister so he is you know the longest serving prime minister as it were never were knows him to be a survivor. a seasoned politician if not slippery and so this you know support to fly on president prime minister would continued survive well that may be the case in the perception or in the minds of some of his constituency but and then to the day that math does not support him the only way i can see him survive come out. it is i may not survive politically survive politically he'll probably as i said will have to be 2nd in command in whatever next government comes in i think in terms of his own personal future i can see him walking out a deal whereby and recount for him stepping away from the ongoing negotiations between liquid and white that will party that he will get some sort of
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immunity from prosecution meaning while he may not serve as a next prime minister at least it would not go to prison to be frank with you i don't know i'm not a legal expert and author know if the next coalition government can't even provide them that immunity it is radical so that in his predecessor it would mark had already served prison sentence for the same or similar corruption charges be that as it may i will insist once again maybe it's wishful thinking i'm not sure nothing now does not have a church or he's expired i'm not sure of the alternative is any better known just funny to you to widen things out and identify who this but president trump in the last hour or so was asked have you spoken to prime minister netanyahu after the election and he said actually he hadn't and that quote our relationship is with israel and a so that was interesting given president trump's closeness to. prime minister netanyahu and the way prime minister netanyahu use that throughout the campaign.
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that's a very good question and that tells us of course a lot about both the. the type of president person trump is meeting in the end the day. you know ease not much of a friend really i mean and then to the day he cares about his close family and so on so forth and everything else is a question of interest and. and in a perfect on the scale of for profit or loss and here i think probably my understanding from that kind of a tone is he probably saying bye bye to another now and hello to whatever the new next prime minister is that's one too and i think that's more important is that if you think about it come out i mean the next song called national jewish unity government would have not a lot in common necessarily in terms of person a persona if there was a programs especially after 2 seasons of hostilities and during 2 election campaigns and so in a sense the thing that could really bring them together more than anything else
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white and blue party and they could party is that of the century meaning while president trump invested a lot in at any hour in order to get his deal through it is possible that the new election the new international unity government would see in that era of the century the best possible platform that will corliss or to have the coalition coalesce around will save them to trouble of creating there or a new program will certainly a peace and please that from administration will leave the arabs close the palestinians down and the americans in sounds good for the new national unity government interesting stuff with my own bashar our senior political analyst and human one. here is what's coming up for you on the suze are 5
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times more likely to be killed than women in any other country we will tell you what south africans government is doing to address this crisis. my favorite of the team is one of the wallabies yes in sport japan gets ready for the rugby world cup with organizers hoping the event can inspire a new generation of players. european parliament members have voted overwhelmingly in favor of another brags that delay but only if britain requests one and with conditions more on that and the rest of the news from europe here is lawrence taylor in london. thanks carol this is a vote comes after the british parliament passed legislation last month requiring prime minister boris johnson to ask for a delay if no agreement is reached with the e.u. but despite there's 2 votes johnson is sticking to his promise that britain will
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leave on october the 31st with or without a deal this is britain's supremes court held its 2nd day of hearings designed on the legality of the prime minister's current suspension of parliament john andrew has more now from central london. earlier the 11 supremes court judges heard from james the lawyer representing the prime minister his argument is how can the judges determine whether the 9th and system for the suspension a lawful if there is no written law on this issue essentially this case does not come under the court's jurisdiction he also counted an argument that was made on tuesday that suggested that the prime minister had used the suspension for his political advantage he cited many examples in history where prime ministers had suspended parliament for just that reason to gain the upper hand today 60 the judges then heard from the lawyer representing the scottish national party m.p. joanna cherry they won their case in the scottish court last week found that the prime minister had acted unlawfully and then defending that. he said it's not
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important how many days parliament has been suspended for what's important is the intent and the effect and he accused the government of low dishonest lies and also described suspension as the mother of parliaments being shot down by the father of lies now it's hard to tell where the judges stand at the moment on the issue but some did express their anger at the lack of evidence given for the reasons for this expansion they have minutes from a cabinet meeting which lay out a variety of reasons but no written statements to support it essentially no one saying this is the truth and they say that it's highly unusual that the lawyer representing the prime minister. these are the ones. on thursday will have more arguments including sound from the former conservative prime minister john major of a giving evidence supporting the case against boris johnson you know how that will influence this historic. french president emmanuel mccoy's in rome for talks they
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hold a working dinner with prime minister jews they pick on to leaders are expected discuss bilateral and european issues focusing on economic and immigration related matters earlier mccall met the italian president sergio matter anna 3 people are dead and a 4th has been treated for serious injuries after a speedboat crash just off the coast of venice the boat was attempting to break the monte carlo to venice speed record when it crashed into an artificial reef close to the finish after 18 and a half hours at sea the boat's designer fabio bootsy is among the dead it was capable of speeds of up to 150 kilometers an hour. an island survivors of in a tourist children's home are accusing the government of covering up a long running scandal involving the catholic church they're threatening legal action of the government's failure to june the bodies of as many as 796 children
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who died in the care of nuns some of the remains found in a burial pit in tomb 5 years ago were newborn babies and largely report it is impossible to overstate the mental scarring of the survivors of shoom the bodies of the riders are very concerned with their and their peter lived in the home until the age of 4 when the nuns sold him on to a violent family by the time he lost his sister she like nearly 800 others had her name recorded in the death register to walk on this plot is to walk over the bones of infant children. for a catholic organization to put bodies in here there were baptized ties yes i brought the reindeer on conservation grounds and left them here like animals nor a spring snow records nor nothing savages half of them are like all the others
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patro vors grandmother had to give her sons up to the nuns as punishment for becoming pregnant outside marriage both of them patroclus 2 uncles died john francis only made a week apparently they didn't feed him and your uncle's name is on this list yes yes he's right here john francis malone 7 days and the death certificate says that he died of malnutrition well it says my starvation eventually so so so starved to death in the care of the nuns. like many others patro believes the whole place is a crime scene there's still an awful lot of unanswered questions and without those questions being answered then how do we know it's not it's 5 years since a local historian uncovered the scale of what happened here and the government has promised to excavate the size a preliminary investigation discovered skeletons lined up in rows since the entrance is very narrow it's led to the suspicion that the nuns got the children to
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carry the bodies of dead babies down the pit after these photos were taken the whole site was covered over again the government minister responsible for all this declined an interview but the government's own interim reports suggest that they don't trust the testimonies of surviving nuns and they think that local people might know more than they've been prepared to admit in the meantime though the detective work is being done not by the police but by the survivors of choom and their families. the campaigners think the government is so frightened of the damage to the church that a full excavation would do that it is resisting it so they're threatening court action i think the only way in which this will be resolved is through an order of the supreme courts of this country i can't see any other way because there is no will there's no wish there is no appetite church and state in this country are still wedded in
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a poisonous pact. thought to be dozens and dozens of other places like this around ireland a full investigation into the scale of what happened across all the countries mother and baby homes would be explosive and could destroy the reputation of the church hardly a surprise then the survivors think the government would rather bury the truth than dig up the past lawrence lee al-jazeera chim in ireland. hundreds of demonstrations have taken part in running one person protest outside russia's presidential administration there posing jail terms for political activists detained at unauthorized rallies in july and august and it follows one day's sentencing of 23 year old actor used an off handed 3 and a half years in prison for using violence against a policeman during an opposition protest in moscow last month used an often eyes the charges on his family and friends say he was just a bystander and not involved in the protests or your british old school it's
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a governor i came here to protect myself because now i'm deprived of my right to was clearly an innocent person can be robbed beaten and floating to jail tomorrow it will happen to me to my friends to my children and to my wife i'm forced to protect myself once i'm outraged by the injustice and mayhem in our courts as it applies not only to populist analogy but to all persons involved. i mean that one news later for now it's back to come out there yeah thank you lauren lauren and the team in london back at 1900 hours g.m.t. still ahead on this news hour though how butterflies may pay the price for donald trump's war on the border with mexico and in sport that i will grand slam champion aiming to make a winning start at her home town tournament. the
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still little evidence of the change of season the showers of the cloud over the caucasus are still there but they're moving northeast not the south as you can see these are unsurprisingly it's to the picture of blue skies breeze direction maybe critical time sure in tehran still the middle thirty's near baghdad's crept up to the low forty's much the same as kuwait in fact not far away a western iran just off shore from kuwait received. in the $4849.00 bracket it's still 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 little change humidity still fairly high around the gulf states temperatures in the highs 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 mass is moving up in the middle of amman into the empty quarter of society as well with the taking over the late biggest quite possibly the southwest monsoon slowly
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retreats from india now in southern africa things are start to change a little bit more cloud visible day by day we see some decent showers here in there in botswana in 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. to strengthen the good you have to show your good all the more we can still fight against corruption. new chiro heroes like know who are bad who refuse to $15000000.00 bribe the achievement of heroes like him to showcase by the international ace award it shines a light on these heroes because the best way to fight a dark used to shine a light let's make
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a road to bed to please nominate your anti corruption mirror. talk to al-jazeera we ask what guarantees will you give to the people who will be attending the minimal workshop we listen i'm supposed to explain apologize for someone who is also terrorizing me we meet with global news makers and talk about the stories that matter on the soldiers 0. on the news on here at al-jazeera these are up top stories saudi arabia has laid out evidence that it claims shows saturday's attack on its oil fields well sponsored by iran the defense ministry displayed what it says are iranian cruise
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missiles and drones but a spokesman for yemen's hurty rebels say the evidence has been fabricated. meanwhile we have u.s. secretary of state might compare it jetta these pictures have just come in actually he's meeting the crown prince mohammed bin solomon to discuss the recent. 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 last one votes are still being counted in the latest update shows the blue and white party of benny gantz fractionally ahead of benjamin netanyahu likud. and donald trump's plan to build a wall on the mexican border has been criticized for its multibillion dollar price tag but also the cost to the environment is being questioned i'm sure castro reports now from texas. in this crook of the rio grande river where mexico lies on one bank the united states on the other flora shiz biodiversity we have over 240
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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 hear nothing to filter our groundwater nothing to mitigate radiant brow 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
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federal government has waived the national environmental policy act the endangered species act the clean water act and 25 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 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
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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. though in addition an independent watchdog is to investigate the u.s. government's seizure of private land to build trumps border troubles authorize those involved in the project to seize land using declarations of eminent domain that is a law that gives the government the right to take private property for public use when it comes to national defense trump administration has defended the use of the law and says all property owners will be fairly compensated he was president has promised to be more than 800 kilometers of fence ahead of the 2020 election so
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far though only about 96 kilometers has been constructed without liam for us to go with us now on skype he's a former deputy assistant attorney general in charge of immigration at the department of justice he's in washington d.c. thank you for your time we'll deal with the watchdog in a moment 1st this whole idea of what is it declarations of eminent domain so this is basically donald trump saying it's a national emergency so we have to. correct whenever the government believes that it is necessary that they fry the lamb for all blick use it is permitted of the doctor of eminent domain to file an act of that allows it to do so and when the government files that act. they are rally's the owner of the private land and that often tied up in a lawsuit that armen what is the fair value of that not just that but whether 'd it's a national emergency or not i mean that's sort of up for debate here and could be
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a matter of perception or is it just if the president says it is then it is well sure the problem is the congress give broad authority to the president to declare the national emergency. that is a law isn't science you don't need a long time ago not contemplating that the president were you are already in the manner that this current. or that certainly is true that he will be up for debate when to be making a plan for what we even get into the vile you was once there is a good and you know it is justified to arise in all they like represent power so how effective do you think any sort of independent watchdog can be because well face a independent but everything in us politics seems to be partisan in one way or the other well i think the point is that maybe 56 are uncover by the report of the lost on them those 5 time be used in litigation it's not that
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the one strong in another ralph will actually change anything happening with regard to them or all but it can be grief the ability of right to live a gauge of the they can only increase that by anything different wants gone find the report was improper or was an advert for a. that they are as a property along or more or just more broadly. is. how controversial is the wall still how much do people still sort of talk about it in the united states that was so controversial so literally divisive in particularly in the in the campaign and really to know how awful mystery is into the presidency it actually hasn't moved that. well i think the wall not only just a controversial issue from a national immigration but from the local land ownership think that in fact that. very libertarian may and from the same point of when the government wants to start
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coming in and private on our land to build a wall is not part that have been in a way where private landowners feel that their rights are being trampled on this is going to lead to a major headache or react over all the limit or even that will have to rise to that different from their constituents even though politically it might be where i've thought popular in the general rule look at party and have a border wall or create quite a conundrum and we want to see moving forward whether it's taking a private land that happened in a way that is still compatible with the republican party value because usually considered after the party the inference that's always interesting talking to you thank you for your time to appreciate it. now south africa is holding an extraordinary session of its parliament on how to tackle gender based violence president cyril ramaphosa has admitted there is a crisis after growing protests over rape and murder figures show sexual offenses
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in general murder rates have been rising significantly in south africa in the last decade and 2018 there were record average of $58.00 murders every day and the sexual offenses including rape have risen almost 5 percent this year alone 'd and according to estimates the femicide rate in south africa is almost 5 times the global average one woman is murdered every 3 hours well rachele pimento lives in johannesburg and she's told us her story your family us assizes you society asa sizes you. i think gang raped with a couple of my nipples at 16. my the men that. sacked thread me from 6 to 9 he was living my parents' home and he broke my nose and my mom was
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a rock. the sitting. you know with my nose which was given continuously my mom was murdered in 2009 asking pleated to do it the spleen was structured she bled to death here now and that's my find you've been abusing you've been raped and they've taken away interesting talking of you they're not just taking away. your body they taken away your hind sight i mean so much pain but i have kids and i need to keep them strong and this is my story in this is my plea you know this to me for those kids problem how kids for kids you know we've been. i've been in the and it's worse if. more now from from a correspondent who's in cape town. president has described alarming statistics on
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gender based violence as a serious crisis of violence and intolerance urging south africans and the government to act and now he has said that women and children in south africa under siege over the past year either the president laid out some of these statistics say that over the past year 2700 women were killed 1000 children were murdered and that 100 rape cases were reported every day now the president used his address in parliament to this extraordinary session of parliament to lay out a plan an emergency action plan that will be implemented over the next 6 months to try and deal with gender based violence saying that they would be plans on how to prevent gender based violence plans also to strengthen the criminal justice system and this is a this has been of major concern to victims of sexual assault and rape in that to
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they've received little roof support to they say from police from organizations meant to deal with gender based violence often being turned away they say there hasn't been adequate support and that more has to be done now the president has also called on the criminal justice system to potentially have a harsher penalties in place harsh and minimum sentence also for the state to oppose bail by alleged perpetrators of sexual assault and rape as well as murder and he's also urged the criminal justice justice system to ensure that no parole is offered to people who have been found guilty of these crimes so overall the president's address has been received quite positively from organizations dealing with gender based violence saying that it is an adequate response it's a long time coming but the key issue for them is one of implementation while long.


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