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and the independence day ceremonies in jerusalem. israel seventy eight today. this is g.w. newsline from berlin outrage at an apparent anti-semitic attack here in berlin the german chancellor angela merkel condemns an assault on two young men wearing jewish skullcaps they wanted to show what he was really for and that it is safe to wear the kit but in the video of their attack suggests it's anything but also
coming up israel kicks off several days of partying and dance as the jewish state celebrates seventy years of independence and the us president donald trump confirms he is a cia director mike held secret talks with north korea's leader what does this mean for peace on the korean peninsula. i bring golf it's good to have you with us here in berlin police are investigating a suspected anti-semitic attack that's after a man assaulted two friends wearing jewish style skull caps they say for the first time one of the victims told the w. news that they had wanted to show an israeli friend that it is safe to wear the kit but in berlin german chancellor angela merkel has condemned the incident.
we must fight anti semitism resolutely and decisively. it is of course a terrible thing that's happened and we will take action. there was a german chancellor the attack on tuesday evening has raised concerns for the safety of jews here in the german capital. the victim recorded the incident with his smartphone that didn't stop his attacker. the attacker repeatedly shouted. which means do and with his victims a twenty one year old israeli and his twenty four year old german moroccan friend with a belt and the attacker was led away by his companion there were no further attacks . the two victims spoke with d.w. and explained that they are not even jewish that the yarmulke was a bit of a game an experiment to find out how dangerous it would be to walk around berlin as a jew the result
a shotgun and let's not. i could not sleep at all last night. my body in various places. and i must say i just feel less safe. the incident took place in berlin strained the middle class prints lower back district not a high crime neighborhood it's an area where residents rarely encounter violent alter cations. i think it takes place in the city's outskirts of the districts you think are violent anyway but i don't get. to do something about this from the very standard schools training centers and have more reports from people who experience this kind of thing. jewish community has been growing in recent years many have been moving here from russia but also many young israelis. livable and less as the place.
originated but it seems to have become risky. in public. recently experienced increasing anti-semitic incidents seen here they include physical threats and injuries so we have to say that the security situation for people who were clearly identifiable as jews has worsened. the german government appointed its first commissioner to combat anti-semitism just a few days ago and. we have to prepare the schools equip the teachers with learning materials maybe also with additional training in order to respond to these things and to make people. sustained some minor injuries but nothing is known about his attack police investigating.
israel is celebrating seventy years of independence seven decades marked by many successes and many troubling moments as well they traditionally. marked the beginning of what many israelis call their independence day according to the hebrew calendar the. state of israel by david. on wednesday prime minister benjamin netanyahu told crowds in jerusalem that real seeds of peace are beginning just for around among some of israel's arab neighbors . a vote here in the studio now by nor mueller she's an analyst for international affairs and the middle east at the curb or felt good to have you. so israel celebrating seventy years of independence the israeli palestinian conflict was it created also seventy years ago it was probably even created before because of the
fact that there are two competing national movements one being jews zionist one being air palestinian started way before when the israelis called. before the establishment of the state of israel so then came nineteen forty seven the un partition plan which came as a replacement of the british men they which also didn't really deescalate tensions in the region and then of course forty eight which for the israelis is an independence day the fulfillment of their national aspirations and also a very strong signal of hope after these very very dark years of the show was but then also on the other hand the past palestinian perspective is complete that different for the pilot since it's related to you know having to leave their homes it's related to the story of suspects out there were just displaced and i need to
this day the refugee problem the palestinian refugee apartment is still. a fake a liability to to any effort to make peace between palestinians and israelis and peace also goes beyond the palestinian israeli conflict when israel looks beyond its borders what does it see i mean it sees in the news but it also sees some surprising supporters or doesn't i'm thinking of saudi arabia right. i mean that is that is sort of the latest talk of town my sense is that this new reparation mom between riyadh and jerusalem is very much interest driven so we have the goal of trying to curb iran's influence in the region and that is very much where israeli and saudi interests align so very much you know according to the motto the enemy of my enemy is my friend that is that is exactly what it's all about and you know we'll have to see to what extent that new alignment will
really hold because you know one arab politician once told me and he happened to be saudi that there is one word in the d.n.a. of every arab and that is palestine zero i think the question of palestine especially when it comes to the so-called arab street public opinion in the arab countries is still a very pertinent want a very emotional one and still one with which you can mobilize the masses and masses to demonstrate you can also mobilize a lot of violence which you have begged the question what are the chances of us ever seeing a reconciliation between the palestinians and the israelis. look. you know my sense is that it takes bold leadership on both sites the blueprint for a peaceful solution is there it has been discussed the thousand times so you know they don't have to reinvent the view of the wheel but they have to take
a bold step and they became the do that without the u.s. in a leadership role now well if the u.s. and the leadership role no i don't know i think it's what it all boils down to is getting rid of those domestic trouble constraints you know coalition building technical concerns on both sides of course that is wishful thinking but i think at this point in time this is really that the greatest impediment when it comes to progress in the in the peace process right norm miller with the curb or foundation on this seventieth anniversary of israeli independence thank you very much good to be here thank you. here is some of the other stories now that are making headlines around the world turkish president richard tell your pair to one has announced plans to hold early elections on june twenty fourth the early polls will hasten turkey's switch from a parliamentary system to a presidential one and will strengthen everyone's power it came just before
turkey's parliament voted to extend the country's state of emergency which grants the government sweeping powers. international weapons inspectors see a new in security team came under fire near the site of an alleged poison gas attack in syria the security team was trying to pave the way for the inspectors to enter the town duma weapons investigators want to establish whether the attack actually took place and what chemicals may have been used u.s. air safety officials are investigating what caused a plane engine to rip apart mid air on tuesday leaving one passenger dead shrapnel from the engine shattered a window passengers say that the woman was then partially sucked out of the plane it was the first fatal u.s. airline accident in almost a decade. now to a historic vote in cuba where lawmakers are one step closer to electing the first person from outside the castro family to lead the country in nearly sixty years
members of cuba's national assembly have chosen a vice president miguel diaz canelo as the sole candidate to replace outgoing president while castro the body is now poised to officially elect the fifty seven year old. as the country's new leader on wednesday evening. on the canal is castro's hand-picked successor and he is a long serving member of the communist party opinion is divided on whether he will bring great change to the country. this modest home is where hubris next like the president grew up it's in the roughest neighborhood of the provincial capital santa clara may go out yes canal is from a younger generation of leaders and advocates modernization he calls phone not critical national media and defied the party's mainstream by backing an alternative cultural center. despite these efforts their concerns of the how much the u.s.
can now kind of come pledge many expect him to put an emphasis on continuity. cuba's opposition is calling for stronger reforms to lift the majority of the population out of poverty row castro's modernization efforts have borne mixed results so far the cuban government reorganized thousands of state companies in twenty eleven to make them more competitive despite those good intentions production quotas centralized planning and the government's monopoly on foreign trade still prevent true autonomy. for agriculture. or u.s. president has confirmed that the cia director mike pompei o traveled to north korea and met face to face with leader kim jong un he tweeted that the secret trip went very smoothly of the u.s. leader is currently at his mar-a lago resort in florida hosting another key
stakeholder in the north korean nuclear arms race japanese prime minister shinzo. after welcoming shinzo abbe and his wife donald trump wasted no time in addressing one of the main issues on their agenda north korea the u.s. president revealing a breakthrough in relations between washington and pyongyang were also a story talking to north korea directly we have had direct talks at very high levels remain high levels with north korea. and i really believe there's a lot of goodwill a lot of good things are happening we'll see what happens as i always say we'll see what the response ramp has now confirmed that cia director and secretary of state nominee mike pump aoe met with north korean leader kim jong un last week. a stunning turnaround just three months ago trump and kim were engaged in a war of words sparked by p.r.
yang's nuclear program and long range missile launches but the new year marked a new direction for the isolated country there was a thaw in relations with south korea with the north participating in the winter olympics and a joint korean talks moved to end hostilities as well as talks of denuclearization . in early march kim offered to hold talks with washington to the shock of many observers trump except it. pompei a secret trip to pyongyang is further evidence that those talks could go ahead five different locations are reportedly under discussion with trump adding that he's expecting to meet kim in late may early june. sports news now and in the semifinals of the german cup on wednesday night frankfurt be chalco one nil and will face byron munich in the final in the seventy fifth minute to a corner from jonathan the goods money and look at job one the battle in the box to
get home the only goal of the match it looked like franco the song toa equalize resulting in the final many but the referee ruled the argentinian had controlled the ball with his arm and go was no surprised disallow. it when that happens folks are right you're watching the w.'s live from berlin will be back at the top of the hour with more world news we'll see you then. just walk away to survive it's my idea of having. bangladesh what is the true face of the country like. freedom independence a separation of state and church that used to be.