we are interrupting our normal programmes because in israel benny gantz has ta ken programmes because in israel benny gantz has taken to the polls. this is benny gantz who is a challenging benjamin netanyahu. is benny gantz who is a challenging benjamin neta nyahu. let's is benny gantz who is a challenging benjamin netanyahu. let's hear what he has to say. translation: to my wonderful children who supported and accompanied me and saw me very little at home. they controlled me from afar. you are the most dear thing to me out of everything. thank you. i want to thank my partners, the leadership of blue and white
alliance. i am the leadership of blue and white alliance. iam proud the leadership of blue and white alliance. i am proud to call you my friend. because it is not only a political pastor but friend. the most honest in israeli politics, i am proud to call you my partner and gabby, the leader, a man, a friend and partner who burnt the field. together with you, in all directions, i want to remind you that we were in tel aviv lately, i
am not sure where you are now but i thank you from the bottom of my heart and i want to thank the members of parliament, raise your hand so i can see you. you all worked and acted in areas and communities throughout the country and you have done a wonderfuljob and you have done a wonderfuljob andi and you have done a wonderfuljob and i want to thank the campaign tea m and i want to thank the campaign team and most importantly a big thank you to all our activists and those who voted blue and white alliance. you are my friend, a significant part in the oncoming change. you are the change! after the real results, we will have a final meeting and thank you meeting and let's be patient. we have to wait for the real results. we have gone through a long and difficult
road together. we have taken on a complicated task and we will now await patiently for the real results. nevertheless, we can say that by the seeming results, benjamin netanyahu did not manage in his mission. we have proven that the idea which is called blue and white, something we started six months ago, succeeded greatly and is here to stay. cheering and applause. by the
results that we have at the moment, it looks like for the second time the citizens of israel have given our belief, more than a million citizens have decided to say no to incitement and yes to unity, no to corruption and yes to honesty, no to attem pts corruption and yes to honesty, no to atte m pts to corruption and yes to honesty, no to attempts to destroy the israeli democracy but yes to keep israel as ajewish democratic democracy but yes to keep israel as a jewish democratic state. i promise and we promised the whole campaign and we promised the whole campaign andi and we promised the whole campaign and i promise again, this evening and i promise again, this evening and it does not matter how it continues, this evening we began the
journey to repair israeli society. thank you, friends, thank you. israel have huge security challenges and nobody knows better than us, with a combined 100 years of service, how to deal with them but no less than security i am also worried about the division in our society. this division became... will threaten to destroy us from within and asked, as leadership, will have to act immediately to unite this division. a strong israeli society, sure of itself but it is also injured and at times has
come to heal it. —— and the time has come to heal it. —— and the time has come to. we will find, look and find, and we will pray together, pray for the peace of the country and the peace of all of its citizens. the political discussions have started already. i have spoken to my colleagues and we agreed to meet already. i am hoping to talk in the next few days to avigdor lieberman and other partners. i am planning to talk to everybody. from tonight, we will work to set up a wide unity government that will have, that will act according to the priorities we think should be
prioritised, to bring back israeli society back on track, above politics, we are one people and one society. the polarity and incitement is behind us and unity and peace is in front of us. i am calling for all our political rivals, put the divisiveness aside. let's work together for divisiveness aside. let's work togetherfor an divisiveness aside. let's work together for an israeli society, divisiveness aside. let's work togetherfor an israeli society, a good israeli society, a just one, and equal to all its citizens. like we said a few times, my friends and i. we said a few times, my friends and i, and! we said a few times, my friends and i, and i repeat, we will wait for the real results patiently. we will see really what the electorate said and we will act accordingly but i wa nt to and we will act accordingly but i want to share with you that, last
night, i was at the wailing wall and i asked again, bring peace upon us andi i asked again, bring peace upon us and i will work with my best energy to fulfil this. thank you. studio: that was benny gantz of the centrists blue and white alliance and we heard him say that they need to await the real results. they are working on exit poll projections and these are not necessarily always extremely accurate so we need to wait the real results but at the moment i can tell you the exit polls, following israel second general election in five months, suggest the result is simply too close to call. benny gantzjust speaking is projected to win between
32 and 3a seeds and prime minister benjamin netanyahu, right wing likud party is projected to win between 30-33 party is projected to win between 30—33 seeds so at the momentjust simply too close to call. interestingly, benny gantz speaking about creating a unity party and thatis about creating a unity party and that is something that avigdor lieberman has also been keen to call for and he may end up being the kingmaker between all of this because, when it comes to israeli elections, the political system is down to proportional representation system which means the political bargaining after an election are as important as the pole results so like after the election that happened in april, the bargaining and the discussions, negotiations, will take the next few days. let's
listen for an update from jeremy bowen. israeli tv exit polls showed no decisive victory for any side. the votes will be counted through the night, but it could take weeks of coalition horsetrading before the next government and prime minister emerge. the election has been a referendum on benjamin netanyahu's last ten years in office. he is israel's longest—serving prime minister. his main rival is retired general, benny gantz, from the blue and white party. some of his supporters fear he was politically naive not to press harder on corruption charges faced by mr netanyahu, which the prime minister denies. in opposition strongholds in tel aviv, queues of voters were waiting and hoping to end mr neta nyahu's political career. what's wrong with netanyahu?
everything? what's not wrong with him? he's corrupted, he hates everyone, he rules in fear, he's too much right wing. but mr netanyahu has a reliable support from ultra religious israelis, who have their own political parties. just before the vote, they rallied in jerusalem. in exchange for privileges for their community, they've supported mr netanyahu's premierships. why am i going to vote? because that is what my rabbi tells me to do and that's
what i'm going to do. who would you like as the next prime minister? i guess netanyahu, that's what the rabbis say. the power of the ultra religious has become one of israel's most divisive issues. mr netanyahu was, as usual, a formidable campaigner, even starring in his own commercials. in this one, he puts hikers back on the right track, while losers follow untrustworthy guides named after his opponents. israelis have been offered more personal insults than policy debates. mr netanyahu's message was that he's the only one, with his powerful friends, to protect israelis from iran and the palestinians. in a close race, he upped the ante by promising to annex the occupied jordan valley, around a third of the land palestinians want for a state. it was an extravagant gambit to keep the votes of the israeli right. in the valley, it's harvest time for date farmers — palestinians and israelis who have settled here since it was captured in the 1967 war. khader hermeidat, a palestinian farmer, says he was scared by the prime minister's promise of annexation.
translation: where is the peace that he is talking about? netanyahu, he wants to take our land and we live from it. annexation will be off the agenda if mr netanyahu cannot form a government after all the votes are counted. 0n walkabout in tel aviv, this could be the politician the prime ministerfears most, once the coalition negotiations start. polls suggest his party, called israel our home, has made significant gains. this man, avigdor lieberman, may become the kingmaker after the election. his party might control the balance of power, when it comes to forming the next governing coalition. one important factor though, he used to be a major ally of the prime minister benjamin netanyahu, and now they are opponents, even enemies. after the exit polls, mr lieberman's supporters were the only ones
that were celebrating. if the results back that up — polls are not always accurate — then the netanyahu's era in israeli politics is ending. jeremy bowen, bbc news, tel aviv. asjeremy was as jeremy was distressing, the asjeremy was distressing, the exit polls not always accurate so we are awaiting the actual results and we are also awaiting benjamin netanyahu to speak. let's take a break and go to speak. let's take a break and go to sport today. hello, this is a sport today, live from the bbc sport centre. coming up on the programme: the european champions league beaten. liveable lose their opening game of the season because my champions league. —— liveable. messy returns to
barcelona as they draw. and we'll tell you why england cricketer ben stokes has cold a british newspaper utterly disgusting about publishing a story about a family tragedy. welcome to the programme. thank you for joining welcome to the programme. thank you forjoining us. we start with liveable, and the defence of their champions league title, beginning with a defeat at napoli. with eight minutes to go, the penalty was converted. and capitalising on a rare mistake from virgil van dyck to double the lead. liveable the other first holders do lose their opening game since ac milan 25 years ago. translation: when it felt like all was lost for us than liverpool were almost in total control, that's when the whole team stayed focused and kept defending well. then two goals
came from peculiar situations, but we played a very, very complete match. i'm very happy for that. we played a very, very complete match. i'm very happy for thatm was a game where you can win in napoli but we did it because we didn't score, it doesn't work that way, really. and in the end you want to have at least a point, we didn't get that. yeah, because of the penalty. i am get that. yeah, because of the penalty. lam pretty get that. yeah, because of the penalty. i am pretty sure we have different views on that situation, but when the playerjumps before there is contact, there cannot be a penalty. but we cannot change that anymore, so that is how it is we carry on. our football reporterjohn bennett says liveable shouldn't be too worried by tuesday's result, having lost at napoli in the group stage last season en route to winning the trophy. yes, a bit like last season they lost all of their away games last season in the group stage. liveable went on to lift the
trophy, so there shouldn't be too down about this result. —— liveable. the key money, the penalty, deliverable players and fans not happy. colour home—made a bit of a meal of his file, shall we say, i wouldn't call it a dive, after andy roberts left his in and was stepped in to score —— liveable. a wonderful save. you will not see a better save than that in the whole of the champions league this season and we we re champions league this season and we were on the on match day one of the group stage. just at the end, virgil van dyck allowing veranda to score his first goalfor van dyck allowing veranda to score his first goal for napoli in his second appearance —— for rando. a really good win for napoli. as you said, liverpool didn't do too badly after losing last season, let us see what happens in this campaign. and for barcelona, messi came on as a substitute. after one hour. and they
needed him was that he had a chance right at the end for barcelona, which was blocked. that would have been really unfair if lionel messi had scored a late winner for barcelona. it scored 0—0, and they wondered how they didn't win the game. ican wondered how they didn't win the game. i can sell them. the barcelona goalkeeper was in wonderful form, game. i can sell them. the barcelona goalkeeper was in wonderfulform, he made a brilliant save to deny marco royce from the penalty spot, made a number of other stops. he was off his line a little bit. and perhaps that should have been retaken, but it was still a really good save. yes. we haven't seen that rule applied as it should be. not since the women's world cup. a lot of goalkeepers looking out game being so frustrated because the rule isn't being applied in these big games. sancho had a good game, he missed a decent chance as well in the first half. in the end, really for barcelona. berlin performances, i think they're going to be so strong this season in the bundesliga and champions league. plenty of good
stories around on the champions league, in particularfor interim alignment with a stoppage time equaliser. —— in so milan —— inter malan. antonio con tape's team started seery asked so well. in the end they needed a late equaliser, but dropping points early on against prague, not good news. the other big story from tonight, which i really love, a star is born in the champion's league. a 19—year—old from norway scoring a hat—trick for red bull salzburg, you may recognise his name, his father was a footballer for leeds united, his name, his father was a footballerfor leeds united, also playing for norway. al finger harlan. is only 19 years old, and he
is the first teenager to score more than one goal on his champions league since wayne rooney back in 2004. he league since wayne rooney back in 200a. he is going to be a star player. there is confirmation of all of tuesday cosmic results. frank lampard's match ending in a 1—0 defeat. last season's semifinalists, leon drew 1—1. racist chanting against romolo karkoo, a sports judge found that southern whistles we re judge found that southern whistles were aimed at him as he was about to ta ke were aimed at him as he was about to take the penalty —— romelu lukaku. it is the second time the group has been accused of racist action. ben
stokes has accused the sun newspaper as partaking in the lowest form of journalism. he said the paper's decision to publish the story would have driven lifelong consequences for his mother in particular. the sun says the incident is a matter of public record. from world cup winner to ashes hero, this has been a season to savour for ben stokes. just two days after the final test of the summer, inglis cricket was my biggest staff finds himself embroiled with the sun newspaper over what he condemned and immoral and heartless article over a family tragedy 30 years ago. details of the bbc has not to repeat. in a statement today, ben stokes said it is hard to find words that
adequately describe such low and despicable behaviour, disguised as journalism. use my name is an excuse to shatter the privacy and private lives of in particular my parents, is utterly disgusting. the decision to publish these details has graven lifelong consequences for my mum in particular... this is the lowest form of journalism —— particular... this is the lowest form ofjournalism —— grave and. ben sto kes' form ofjournalism —— grave and. ben stokes' heroics here at headingley this summer, where he produced one of the greatest innings ever seem to win the third artist that elevated him to the status of national hero. with outcomes interesting to every aspect of his life, but he clearly feels this story has gone way beyond what's acceptable. in a statement, the son said it had its utmost empathy for ben stokes and his mother but the story was told that the cooperation of a family member. it added thejudge the cooperation of a family member. it added the judge it is also a matter of public record and was the subject of extended front—page publicity in new zealand at the time. often what happens is an individual, they become high—profile, or become a celebrity. it becomes almost free game, everything about them, their private
life, there family and old friends, anything from the history almost becomes very anything from the history almost becomes very game anything from the history almost becomes very game and many would argue that isn't fair and that the family and friends of that individual have a reasonable expectation to keep that information private. today, ben stokes received support from the ecb, his employers, saying they were disgusted, appalled and saddened by the story. the all—rounder has become one of the famous pieces in british sport, now he is taking a stand of the field too. dan rowan, bbc news, headingley. now, onlyjustarrived injapanforthe headingley. now, onlyjustarrived in japan for the rugby headingley. now, onlyjustarrived injapan for the rugby world cup, wales is sending one of their coaches home. robert howley allegedly breached world rugby's betting on anticorru ption allegedly breached world rugby's betting on anticorruption laws. it comesjust six betting on anticorruption laws. it comes just six days after wales' opening game against georgia. he's been one of warren gatlin's most trusted lieutenants for a decade, but tonight robert howley is heading home amid serious allegations he broke betting rules. he is now battling to salvage his reputation.
since their arrival in japan, battling to salvage his reputation. since their arrival injapan, wales has worked with local communities and has been praised. at this latest development goes to the heart of the integrity of the game. and because the long shadow over wales' opening match. howley, in caretaker charge, who guarded the nation to 6—nation success in 2013 is now likely to face a disciplinary hearing. the management moved quickly to replace howley. yvie jones management moved quickly to replace howley. yviejones here on the left is due tojoin howley. yviejones here on the left is due to join the national coaching staff after the world cup part of wayne have a cosmic new coaching lineup. he is now applying to the far east, heading to a controversy hat reverberating throughout the rugby world —— that is. instead of talking about sonnet ambitions, the focus now is on serious allegations concerning warren gatlin's coaching staff. and that is it from ours. a reminder all of this was news, including the reactions of tuesday's results are on our website. for me and the rest of the team, for now,
goodbye. hello, there. some more late summer warmth in this forecast but also a hint of some rain where it has been so very dry over the past few weeks. now, with high pressure in control. wednesday starts on a chilly note and a few mist and fog patches around. also a lot of sunshine across much of england. in scotland, outbreaks of rain, including a burst in the north for the time.
parts of eastern and southern scotla nd parts of eastern and southern scotland brighten up during the day, also sunshine in northern ireland by the afternoon. cloud filtering through towards north wales and the midlands. south wales and southern england staying mostly sunny and this is where we will see the higher temperatures around about 20 celsius. now, as are going into wednesday evening and night, a lot of clear weather around the northern ireland, much of england and well into southern scotland. some patchy cloud but also some patches of mist and fog developing as it turns gradually cloudy once again. the exception will be northern scotland, holding onto the cloud, temperatures sitting in double figures and still some light rain or drizzle to be had. but for most, there starts gradually, some poor visibility around places, bearthat in mind. some of the fog may be slow
to clear in some spots. drier in northern scotland, turning brighter here during the day, and elsewhere there will be good, sunny spells around, any patchy cloud or slow to clear fog. the temperatures edging up a few degrees, that is a sign things to come for friday and into the start of the weekend. why? the high is still with us but moving eastwards, a flow of warm air to come in from the south, that is going to temperatures more widely, even for some spots in the mid—205, though particularly by saturday that will be on a freshening wind coming of the south or south—east. now there is a weather system coming our way over the weekend, it isn't here on friday, though. again there would be some mist and fog patches around, slow to clear on friday, but the most places they will be a lot of sunshine, turning busier in the west and it will feel warm in that sunshine. now, into the weekend, for many we will start dry and sunny a for some places down east, 25 celsius in london. but as the weather system moves eastwards during sunday, more cloud around by then and the chance of seeing
welcome to newsday, on the bbc. i'm rico hizon, in singapore. the headlines: has benjamin netanyahu done enough to win a fourth term as israel's prime minister? early election results suggest it's too close to call. benjamin netanyahu's main rival calls for unity. translation: benjamin netanyahu did not manage in his mission. we have proved the blue and white succeeded and is here to stay. tens of thousands are hospitalised in indonesia, as huge forest fires sweep the region creating a toxic haze. i can smell a distinct smell of smoke coming from the burning