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in his campaign plans all track of the moment this is a country of immigrants we bring in 300000 immigrants every year mr trudeau in what he faces here is something that suggests he's not who he says he is he's been a very politically correct leader who is a master of. political correctness and of chapping diversity and you know and also suggesting that hones are racists so this this instance where he talked about. this dismiss this most unfortunate conduct this wasn't something that happened when it was child or when he was a teenager or when he was in college this is when he was 29 years old so he's got it's a bit of a challenge to his brand and voters who are undecided and there are a lot of undecided voters in the selection are he's going to have to convince them that this is just a blip in his past and it's not indicative of a more widespread sort of hypocrisy on his part time for
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a short break here not just here when we come back what happens next in israel after a 2nd election sales to produce a clear winner and broken homes and broken promises 2 years on the devastating earthquakes and mexican on that side of. hello again welcome back to international weather forecast well here across europe we have 2 different weather systems to talk about out here towards the east it's in our low pressure with a lot of clouds a winds and some cooler air coming into play across much of the area now temp is going to stay into the mid teens to low teens as we end the week so for warsaw at 15 kiev at 13 and moscow it is going to be a cloudy day for you at about 11 out here towards the west though things are looking quite nice we're actually seeing temperatures rising so with that we're going to be seeing plenty of sun as well so for london expect to see
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a nice day here on thursday at 22 degrees paris you are right behind at 20 and then as we go towards the end of the week things are going to continue to stay very nice high pressure is dominating much of this area even paris we do expect you to go up to about $23.00 degrees there down towards the south though that's the big problem going to be seeing a lot of clouds and rain coming into parts of spain as well well that same area is going to be increasing the clouds and the rain across much of the northwestern part of africa knowledge too bad here on thursday temps wise we're going to see algiers at about $27.00 degrees here tonight at $32.00 but notice as we do go towards friday a lot of clouds here across parts of morocco algeria and also pushing into tunisia we could be seeing some rain in those clouds as well but for algiers a high temperature you of 27.
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welcome back a quick reminder the top stories here on al-jazeera the taliban says it's behind a suicide attack that killed at least 15 people in afghanistan the latest target at a hospital in the capital of zabul province. saudi arabia has presented evidence of
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what it says proves an attack on the oil facilities was sponsored by iran the drone strike which harmed the country's oil output was claimed by yemen's who the rebels . are canada's prime minister justin trudeau has apologized after a photo emerged of him wearing brown face makeup at a party in 2001 the picture was published in a school yearbook worked as a teacher. now 3 top executives in the japanese firm which operated the fukushima nuclear plant have been cleared a responsibility for the 2011 disaster the plant was crippled by a magnitude 9 earthquake off the northeast coast of japan and the tsunami that followed the former officials from the tokyo electric power company were facing up to 5 years in prison if convicted is the only criminal trial to have stemmed from the disaster when i speak to sean bernie in tokyo sean is a senior nuclear specialist at greenpeace sean so as we were saying that this was the only criminal case to arise out of the focus of a disaster so how surprised are you that these executives were cleared of
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negligence and if they are responsible who is. unfortunately not too surprised given the courts and politically there's case for the japanese government on nuclear power. they are guilty who has not found them guilty but the evidence is very clear that's been presented over the last 2 years evidence that for. the accident in 2000 alone was only as 2002 running up to 2008 documents that prove themselves commission show that the risk of earthquake but also physically a 30.7 meter tsunami hit the site and it's clear from the documents that were submitted to the works that decided not to act not to build an additional hire and you're hiring non-war ok so it's been reclear yeah let me jump in and show i mean
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what about the thousands of people displaced and affected by the disaster i mean has the japanese legal system let them down and can this verdict big challenge in any way well there's only one incident for the criminal case but there are multiple civil lawsuits both been passed that we've gone through the court system but also many still coming up citizens have firearms some justice in some of the poor decisions where or just reports that aren't bought tech tool that's the company that owns the mclean t. and the japanese government guilty or failed to take action to prevent this accident and those lawsuits will continue there me possibly be an appeal brought to seize decision and many experts say to the japanese nuclear industry in terms of the bigger picture sean continues to ignore warnings of seismic hazards at other vulnerable reactor sites so how can the government then be forced to sit up take notice and act. well the japanese citizens the thousands of citizens the
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people who who worked in today's case we will continue their efforts to pressure on both the new congress really all of the reactors but also the japanese government and it's clear that the japanese government energy policy is not sustainable. which is to restart its new years 30 fire reactors it's fossil fuel policy heavily reliant on call an oil and gas is not sustainable as we have a climate emergency at the same time renewables is growing rapidly worldwide and at the lowest cost ok so the japanese energy we'll see has to change sure just a final thought from you i mean recently japan said it will need to dump over a 1000000 tonnes of contaminated water from focus into the pacific ocean because it's running out of storage space and says what sort of environmental impact is that likes to have and can this be stopped it can be stopped i think it will be stopped they're not running out of these the secure space if you really were
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committed to the reason they want to dump it is because it's the cheapest option. not position in japan but also in the region the reality is very strong to the i'm sure you can stop us sean bernie thank you very much indeed for your insight thank you. israel's 2nd election this year has again failed to produce a clear winner weeks of coalition talks and likely before a new government can be formed and with more than 90 percent of the votes counted the center right blue and white party led by benny gantz has 32 seats while prime minister benjamin netanyahu was in a could party is just behind with 31 how to force that reports from western. benjamin netanyahu might be down but he's not out not yet before a meeting with senior members of his likud party he said he'd agreed to form a bloc of right wing and ultra orthodox religious parties along with likud as a basis for a new government under his leadership look there are one or 2 options either
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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 the block in question would give him 55 seats in the israeli parliament or knesset still 6 short of the 61 needed to form a majority coalition it's a rebuke to netanyahu as former ally avigdor lieberman has insisted that his party israel data new likud and the opposition blue and white combined to form a secular unity government you're sure conclusion is clear all that we have said during the election campaign is coming true there is only one option a national unity government a liberal broad government we will not join any other option. but if netanyahu is refusing as he clearly is now to join that option where does he get the 6 seats he needs for a government i mean a parade says left wing labor alliance temptingly has just that number but he
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refused again on wednesday to sit with netanyahu benny gantz has said his blue and white alliance with $32.00 seats will stay together and his secularist partner pede would be unlikely to serve with netanyahu ultra-orthodox allies all day with him over here is what we will wait another day or 2 and wish the people of israel a good and necessary unity government that the system will calm. a little bit and we will move along. dances own prospects could be improved if the mainly palestinian israeli joint list now the 3rd biggest party in the knesset recommends him for prime minister it could even be a step on the road toward its leader i'm an order says he wants to head the official opposition netanyahu post-election play is certainly no time to carry on making the political weather but a sign that this is a crisis for a man who in just 2 weeks faces his 1st pretty indictment corruption hearing is also canceled his appearance at next week's united nations general assembly in new york staying home no doubt to focus on coalition building but also perhaps to
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ensure that his likud party stays in line behind him are a force of al-jazeera west jerusalem at least 27 people mostly children have been killed in a fire at an islamic school near the liberian capital monrovia it happened in a dormitory a students were sleeping police are investigating the cause of the blades. now the global demand for palm oil is thought to be driving the forest fire crisis in the major the country is the largest supplier of the product which is found in everything from potato chips to toothpaste farmers are trying to meet the demand by setting fire to land to make room for new crops has more now from the capital jakarta. a haze blankets the streets of picket barrow city on the island of sumatra fires have been burning here in riyadh province for more than a month many started deliberately by farmers and plantation companies it's a clear land for planting most of the haze is smoke arising from this land which is credible peat below the surface what it looks like the fires have been put out
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there smouldering underground. firefighters are trying to contain the spread but the annual dry season is making things even more difficult for forced to find water wherever they can from creeks rivers and lakes although schools have been closed for more than a week market traders in reality but say the choking haze is bad for business. and i'm worried we comp breathe we want to solution to this problem i wanted to stop happening every year. and it's causing breathing problems hospitals are filled with a growing number of patients from fighting i've seen an increase in the number of patients 30 percent of them have acute respiratory infections some have asthma and pneumonia. protesters have taken their frustrations to the governor's office. we want the companies responsible for the tires to be punished and find a solution to stop the hales the government should let volunteers help with
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firefighting efforts we also want the heads of police and the military to step down president joker we doto stress that fire prevention is essential he's calling on the local government to take more responsibility by boosting reinforcements of firefighters and increasing cloud seeding operations to induce rain. we will find out if this is intentionally organized or just sporadically done by local people to open a farm but seeing the massive area affected we believe it's organized and thick smog has crossed borders into malaysia and singapore causing diplomatic disputes with both the last major fires here 4 years ago government has promised that anyone found the liberties that fired would based consequences and have more than 300 companies the fact that they fired some links to malaysia and singapore thousands of so-called fire hotspots have been identified in indonesia while many wait for rain to bring some respondents the fires are still burning and it will take months
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for the land to recover. al-jazeera jakarta. for some breaking news now there's been a 2nd attack in afghanistan this time an air strike in the east of the country at least 20 people we understand have been killed it follows a suicide attack earlier that killed 15 people in the province where the taliban have claimed responsibility for. now in venezuela the government has called on the u.s. to restore diplomatic ties with it made that call after a senior government officials met opposition party members to formally begin new talks relations between venezuela and the u.s. broke down after washington recognized the opposition leader one guy though as the interim president. president donald trump has stripped california of its all thor to set its own vehicle emissions standards which are tougher than national ones he's also banned other states from making similar rules existing laws require automakers to build cleaner vehicles and federal requirements demand trump says the
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move lower com prices and is unlikely to impact emissions of california's governor disagrees and the state has vowed to fight the move. it's about the oil industry period full stop it's not about the car manufacturers not about consumers it's not about the health it's not about me. it's about oil companies and the irony of the final words here we are the precipice of more unrest in the middle east a time when we've yet again been exposed for our deep dependence on foreign oil that now has a trajectory to get us back into conflict in the middle east. 2 years since a series of devastating earthquakes hit mexico many people are still struggling to move on they say the emergency isn't a repeat of broken promises the government would help. i reports now from mexico city. that she is visiting her house near the outskirts of mexico city it's
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the home she used to share with her husband and 3 children that he was trying to do 2 years ago a massive earthquake split open the ground underneath the property due to the threat of the structure collapsing authorities told she would be relocated to a government home that new home however as well as thousands of others promised to earthquake survivors never materialized has been this is what it's exasperating to live outside your home we've organized marches matings and round tables with government representatives it's the only way we've seen any solutions but it's not enough the emergency here isn't. the 2017 earthquake claimed hundreds of lives in the mexican capital and the surrounding states thousands more were displaced as homes and buildings were toppled or at least severely damaged once the dust settled the mexican government announced that $800000000.00 would be set aside for reconstruction. but little is actually known
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about where much of that money went and transparency advocates warn the problem isn't isolated. to this one natural disaster we are a very. unique country is in this is that we have a lot of hearing a lot of earthquakes and we need to be better prepared for. the mitigation. for for the. mexican government still lacks a mechanism that tracks emergency spending this is a matter mexico's president has promised to correct. we estimate that by the end of $29.00 tain we will have 40 percent of reconstruction finalized hoping to be completely finished by the end of next year public records show a majority of reconstruction funds were allocated toward public school buildings homes and historic monuments most of the rubble may have been cleared but there are
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still plenty of reconstruction to be done here in the delmarva neighborhood near the eastern end of mexico city there are still fissures in the streets places where the ground sank by nearly one meter and there are still dozens of damaged homes that have yet to be demolished. says she'll continue to pressure public officials to act but she says she knows many other earthquake survivors who have given up. mexico city a lose of course on our web site there what is on the screen the address al-jazeera the. top a quick check of the headlines here on the al-jazeera there's been a 2nd attack in afghanistan this time and east of the country killed at least 20 people well that follows a suicide attack earlier on thursday that killed 15 in zabul province a taliban has claimed responsibility from the bride has more now from kabul on that
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suicide attack. the pictures reaching us here in kabul show that a large portion of the center of the town being completely flattened by this bomb the taliban as you mentioned have already claimed responsibility they say it was a truck bomb that was targeting the local headquarters of the n.d.s. this is the afghan intelligence service the bomb exploded against exterior wall but right next door to this building is a provincial hospital which also took the brunt of this explosion saudi arabia has presented what it calls undeniable evidence that iran was behind attacks on its own facilities and the news conference the saudi defense spokesman displayed daybreak allegedly from the strikes a total of $25.00 drones and missiles were said to been launched at the to oil plants riyadh says it will take its case to the united nations but yemen's who the rebels who have claimed responsibility say the saudi evidence has been faked
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israel's prime minister has called on the leader of the blue and white party benny gantz to form a unity government israel's 2nd election this year has failed to produce a clear winner weeks of coalition talks and now likely before a new government can be formed canada's prime minister has apologised after a photo emerged of him wearing brown face make up a picture which dates back to 2001 was published in a school yearbook by justin trudeau work for the teacher was taken at the school's annual dinner which had an arabian nights theme judo says it was a mistake canadians going to the polls on october 21st 3 top executives in the japanese firm which operated the fukushima nuclear plant have been cleared of responsibility for the 2011 disaster the plant was crippled by a magnitude 9 earthquake of the northeast coast of japan and the tsunami that followed the former officials from the tokyo electric power company are facing up to 5 years in prison if convicted well those are the headlines the news continues
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here not just syria after inside story thanks for watching. didn't the u.s. treasury or just a few months ago say that no china in particular. the stories and developments that dramatically change. going smoke rising piracy. counting the cost on his ear. who will be israel's next prime minister there's no clear winner in that 2nd election in a year and would link 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 netanyahu 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 a news leader avigdor lieberman israel's president reuben rivlin will then decide who will get the job if interim that's in yahoo loses it is 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 such. a government committed to the jewish state where neither
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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 have swung in the 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 made up of israel by to noon and the crude 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. able for. a couple netanyahu 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 i'm an 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 for women coalition 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 early this rift in the pot to be fiendishly code 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. 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 biggie don't liberman if you take the 8 seats the liberal man. has received in the selections and you add them to the alliance of the israeli right plus the drought of dogs and the national orthodox you've got
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a clear majority in it and how it's still being able to form 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 will 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 that's a now 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 is they put before the 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 correlation and you put as many parties as you like and it's in stable but this one poll because there would be all sorts of bush forces there in the election that are unsustainable i think yes he can but you know break the king and i think one of the things that i knew i was just not it's not only nathaniel the man is the psychology of the mentality 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 it 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 about president
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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 probably and internet go 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 as 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 election as well 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 the next mitchell 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 it's and ya 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 and 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 of the party 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 give 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 go 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 their leave or whether they're going to a 2 state to to be part of a government i think and benny gantz is an unknown quantity and quality and any day in the sense can you 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 you what worries me is that the major will live a traditionally quote party couldn't come with
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a real alternative 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 'd 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 exist where we could see him working now with binny gantz could this happen what would you can see is what it's how crap indeed.
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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 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. i'm an 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 the union 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 a arab leader and this is something that guys will have to make to work very hard
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in order to defuse this and to educate the 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 what 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 and 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 tel aviv 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 netanyahu is 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 bye for now. the kickout grows of toga. defenseless against the whims of an indifferent
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for creating destruction. water canada's prime minister apologized to a photo of him wearing brown face makeup at a party surfaces. a japanese court clears the executives of the fukushima nuclear plant over the 2011 disaster. at least 20 people have been killed in eastern afghanistan in an airstrike carried out by government and u.s. forces earlier at least 18 people were killed and 96 injured in a taliban suicide attack near a hospital in the southern zabul province of defense ministry official says the intended target was a nearby training base for afghanistan's national intelligence agency will rob mcbride joins us live now from the afghan capital kabul rob so yet another attack which has been claimed by the taliban plus now we have this airstrike tell us
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what's been happening. that's right daryn this is a depressingly familiar story was early thursday morning that this attack happened in the provincial capital of cal at the pictures reaching us here in kabul show that a large section of the center of the city has been completely flattened by this truck bomb that has been claimed by the taliban they say they say that they were targeting their local headquarters of the n.d.s. this is the afghan intelligence agency the bomb was detonated at an outside wall but right next to this headquarters was also a provincial hospital and so we know that a number of civilians women and children have been among the dead and injured we have the latest casualty figures of 18 dead and $96.00 injured so we can expect sadly the number of fatalities to rise as we go through the coming hours the taliban say that those targeted were soldiers and also government agents as they
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often say but it does seem as though there have been again once more civilians caught up in this attack and we are getting now details of a nother incident this is in one province to province that borders with pakistan that happened wednesday evening and we have competing versions of exactly what happened the provincial governor's office said that this was an ass strike a coalition air strike in a specifically a drone strike against a local islamic state hideout this is an area close to the tora bora region which is a stronghold of various groups of fighters they say that 20 eisel fighters were killed now this is being contested by a provincial council member and also now by several local government sources who say that the people were killed were actually civilians they say that 30 civilians and we had big killed and 40 injured and they say that these were people who were actually harvesting pine nuts in the area now it is that people from the surrounding neighboring provinces do travel to the province of this time of year to
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collect and harvest and work in these few. it does seem as though it was close to this hideout so we the truth actually which will probably emerge in the coming hours is probably somewhere between the 2 and i still hideout was targeted so myself fighters may well have been killed but it does seem a number of civilians have also been killed in this attack during a row but how was this escalation in violence like the impact on the presidential election which as we know was 9 days away. well the government here is determined that these elections will still go ahead the taliban is determined that they will still try as best they can through violence and whatever other means to disrupt them only yesterday wednesday they issued another long statement denouncing this is the work of the invaders as they call the foreign powers here and also their puppets who by which they mean the local afghan government they have said though that they are still open to dialogue and we know that they have been continuing
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their lobbying mission that has just been completed to moscow and also tehran to put forward their version they say they are open to talks but of course as far as the taliban are concerned acts of violence against these elections and still trying to follow up on dialogue are completely compatible they accuse the americans of being the ones that have pulled out of this agreement at the last minute and it seems a win win and a tweet well from the u.s. side there are developments we know that the zell miller the special envoy for afghan affairs has been subpoenaed to give evidence before the u.s. congressional committee on foreign affairs in washington later today to try to get to the bottom of just where these failed peace negotiations are up to as far as the government here and the local situation is concerned these elections are still going to go ahead the government says it doesn't want to talk about any peace
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agreements until this election has taken place and we shall see what the coming week brings down. there in kabul rob thank you. saudi arabia has presented what it calls undeniable evidence that iran was behind attacks on its own facilities at a news conference the saudi defense spokesman displayed daybreak he alleged was from the strikes a total of $25.00 drones and missiles are said to have been launched at the 2 oil plants riyadh says it will take its case to the united nations but yemen's who the rebels have claimed the attacks and say the saudis evidence has been faked well u.s. secretary of state might pompei o is in the middle east for talks and called the attacks an act of war issued by terror ron he also says the u.s. will support riyadh right to defend itself president trump has all that additional sanctions on iran which he called substantial tehran denies involvement and says trump is escalating an economic war against its citizens meanwhile the u.n. has sent a team of experts to saudi arabia to investigate the attacks will get iran's
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response shortly but 1st here's alex the topless with more on what saudi arabia said about the attacks fragments of drones and cruise missiles this was the evidence the saudi said that iran was behind saturday's attack on iran kuo facilities in this attack did not. despite efforts to make it. their proxy in the region to create this. is clear secondly. there. was a course. this. was not a game. so. it was an arsehole. community. but the defense ministry briefing in riyadh also left many questions for
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the foreign media where exactly were the attacks launched from and how did saudi arabia's sophisticated air defense system not spot the missiles leaving critical infrastructure unguarded some defense analysts were skeptical the attacks were launched from iran the satellite images appear to show that some of the strikes came from the northwest this becomes an increasingly more likely scenario that most of these flying devices were being launched from the area area between. iraq and iran were i don't think is likely is that the iranians were launching a from their own. and using always in their own devices because there is something that can be traced. and investigation will eventually show where or where the launch was moments after the saudi briefing the rebels held a news conference of their own in sanaa dismissing the saudi version of events claiming responsibility for the strikes the hooty spokesman stressed that the damage from the attack was extensive and gave this warning to saudi arabia's close ally the u.a.e.
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. saudi arabia and the united arab emirates will regret this if our leadership issues orders to the armed forces to launch an attack in the coming days or months on the u.a.e. they will seriously regret this we have tens of targets within the pie in abu dhabi that can be hit at any time on. the who say they've developed new weapons that can now reach targets far beyond their borders they're calling on the saudi led coalition to stop its bombing in yemen or face further attacks alec's the topless al-jazeera. meanwhile the united arab emirates has joined an american led coalition to protect waterways in the middle east the task force was formed after attacks on raids and goes in the waters near oman the u.s. has blamed them on iran even the u.a.e. and its support for the coalition a day after saudi arabia did the same joining forces with australia bahrain and the united kingdom as a big us more than terror on. iran will look at the saudi press conference and see
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that saudi arabia is trying to garner international support opposition to iran from the outset the press conferences held in english questions are taken from the english speaking media but when pushed saudi arabia was able to definitively say that the launch locations for those missiles and drones were from iran and iran has always maintained that this was an attack by the rebels saudi arabia has been locked in a war with yemen since 2015 and this is just the hutu rebels reacting to what side arabia has been doing in iran but foreign minister devolves it really did react to donald trump's tweet that this should be a substantial increase of sanctions against iran mr zarif said that this was an escalation of the economic war against iran and admission that the united states is deliberately talk to ordinary citizens he called it economic terrorism in khamenei and illegal but also a presidential advisor here in iran questioned the saudi press conference he
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actually said that it was a media disaster for saudi arabia because the unable to say where those loads locations are from but also why decide the defense systems failed and iran says that sag arabia one of the richest countries in the middle east spends hundreds of billions of dollars buying weapons mainly from the u.s. and this attack is an embarrassment for saudi arabia and the rhetoric coming out of saudi arabia is a distraction trying to blame iran for their own failures being attacked by a rebel group in yemen. prime minister benjamin netanyahu says there's no chance he could form a government after israel's 2nd election this year he's now called on his main rival benny gantz to join him and. weeks of coalition talks and are likely before a new government can be formed our force that reports now from western. benjamin netanyahu might be down but he's not out not yet before a meeting with senior members of his likud party he said he'd agreed to form
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a bloc of right wing and ultra orthodox religious parties along with likud as a basis for a new government under his leadership look 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 the bloc in question would give him 55 seats in the israeli parliament or knesset still 6 short of the 61 needed to form a majority coalition it's a rebuke to netanyahu ally avigdor lieberman who's insisted that his party. likud and the opposition blue and white combined to form a secular unity government yes sure conclusion is clear all that we have said during the election campaign is coming true there's only one option a national unity government a liberal broad government we will not join any other option. but if netanyahu is refusing as he clearly is now to.

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