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you know what time of voices. on this 77 percent talk about the issue. from one point to flashes from housing boom boom town this is where. welcome to the 77 percent. this weekend v.w. . in israel the ballots are being counted after today's election the 2nd election this year from minister benjamin netanyahu with his main rival billy guns they have one thing in common tonight they both want a result that delivers a clear winner will it be netanyahu guns or deadlock again tonight in israel it's another election is it more of the say i'm bored golf in berlin this is the day.
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at the election he says all the celebration and he will just it's about this one person and whether we want him to continue as israel's prime minister would always be the stand your 60 something i'm going to build and i intend to serve you and our country as prime minister for many more years i mean we don't believe the spend certainly has a good chance but it's a very you know it's in 5050 election. we want to tell you we vote today for change we will bring you we will bring change it's going to be close going to be close election you have to vote the thieves and we're in the system. also coming up a global awakening to the climate crisis and an award for the 16 year old who was
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delivering the wake up call every friday so what i'm telling you to do now is to act because no one is too small to make a difference. i'm urging all of you to take part in the global climate strikes on september 20th and 27th. and just one last thing see you on the street. or to our viewers on p.b.s. in the united states and all the around the world welcome we begin the day with the election in israel the 2nd election this year israel held a repeat the general election today after the 1st one failed to deliver what have become a rare commodities in many democracies voters are choosing consensus and political leaders building bridges instead of walls the 1st election back in april ended with
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prime minister benjamin netanyahu declaring victory but in the weeks that followed it became clear that bibi as he's known could not weave enough parties an interest together to form a coalition government so 5 months later here we are it's back to the voters voters who will tell you that nothing has really changed since that 1st election in fact you can argue that the divide has become wider and deeper right versus left secular versus orthodox arabs and israelis jews and muslims the politics of extremes complete with politicians so desperate to get elected that as one commentator said today busy nothing they say or do can be taken at face value. here is what prime minister netanyahu and his rival benny gantz said today when they cast their ballots if you want to smooth the election is close and i can confirm to you this morning it's very close i call on all citizens of israel to come and vote just like me and my wife came to vote i won't tell you for whom good luck and thank you to
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the police to very much want to see you and. even to go food. chain for you to prove who you. are we've got complete help bridge of israel's repeat election tonight telling you kramer she is on the ground force in jerusalem and here at the big table with me is my colleague my aunt's waiter who has also reported from israel and most recently from washington d.c. to both of you it's good to have you here tanya let me start with you talk us through the picture that is emerging tonight from this repeat election. well i can tell you this no clear picture at the moment because the exit polls have been published and polling stations were closing and as we speak obviously votes are being counted so that none of the bigger parties see that all of these channels t.v. channels are published as excess policy no clear winner actually we have
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a hollow one blue and white and the guns party leading those exit polls except for one con public broadcaster says there's a tie between the likud party spend a minute on the office party and blue and white so what we're looking at here in israel is who can then build a coalition it's all about. $61.00 seats out of the $120.00 knesset seats and that's what. prime minister netanyahu would have liked to see tonight to get those $61.00 seats but he's falling short of that the right wing bloc with the coalition partners that reno for now would gain only according to those exit polls we have to be very careful these only exit polls between $54.00 to $57.00 seats that also blue and white would also fall short of the $61.00 seats right so right now you know it's really a game of numbers that we're dealing with right now it's about
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a little bit more than that for the voters i want you to take a listen to what a couple of voters said today about casting ballots yet again this year. i'm frustrated that we have you know within 6 months we have to go again and vote i think our biggest problem is our lack of unity and this election actually is the 1st time that i debated basically until i stood there and you know generally no one going to vote for and today i had no idea until i walked in there and decided i don't know if i'm in the right decision the most important thing for me is the social issues i think that we have a lot of work to do and i think that the current government didn't exactly do what it should or could so i think after 11 years with an attorney you know we can try and change it and focus on some improvements we have to make with society. voted there mentioned domestic issues social issues was this an election about issues or was it all about the men who want to win. we
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also had a lot from people here that they would have wished that petitions would listen to them and talk more about issues like social issues as you mention education also the economy now there has been a lot of talk about security but at the end there was a sense here in israel that this is actually an election about one man benyamin netanyahu because he you know he failed to fall in the coalition in the april elections he didn't give back the mandate to another candidate and he pushed for new elections to get again you know the monday to form a new government so there's a sense here among people you know that they also thought about how to vote i mean a lot of people told me no i'm thinking about. which party 2 of the smaller ones or rather the bigger ones and you have of course you know the camp that's absolutely pro pro netanyahu would say only because look at this country and then you have
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those who is saying you know a decade of politics of binyamin netanyahu is enough also because of a possible indictment of a corruption charges they want him to deal with that and they would like to see a change in leadership yes that's right i mean he could actually be in a courtroom facing charges within a year if you lose this election netanyahu in the run up to this election he promised that if he were elected that he would more territory in the jordan valley that has made this election much more of a geo political flashpoint for the entire world has been this is something we see a lot with israeli politicians and particularly with netanyahu he will say things that are really just meant for domestic consumption this is a campaign promise that if you look at it from the inside was really just meant to goose up his base to get his vote for his party and for him but it's the sort of thing that doesn't sit well with the rest of the world which is watching what happens in israel because this israeli palestinian conflict is constantly on the
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agenda of the us. and the u.s. the e.u. all of these very large powers and we see here the map of exactly where netanyahu is talking about israel has claimed this territory sense the 167 war when it kind of just walked in there and took it but it's also the territory of the palestinians claim is going to be their future state now whether or not netanyahu will go through with this campaign promise if he in fact retains the premiership that is a whole other question but these are the sorts of things that you see coming out of israeli politicians and no one really outside of israel knows what to make of them if you're looking at it from the inside of israel is just a campaign promise really not have to keep his word exactly the election we heard a lot today is about more than just netanyahu and guns some say that the future of israeli democracy is at stake right now and what we heard i think the the election
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3 main issues 1st is that then you know that there was cock and little sheep sickened secrets on democratic values and institutions and the 3rd one is competition between values that leave just a secular liberal versus traditional so the dean there is basically talking about the erosion or the disappearance of consensus is really society i mean nowhere do we see this more than the death of the labor party which used to be the flag pole party of the israeli left it was the party that founded israel rule the world isn't the right word but it was in power in israel for the 1st half of the country's existence and it has been reduced to peanuts in the knesset it really doesn't have a voter base anymore and that was what the left looked like and now we also see the splintering of the right ness and you know who tends to form coalitions with far right and further and further right parties but we have you know really several
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different religious right wing parties. killer right wing parties far right center right even benny gantz himself in his blue and white party does don't portray themselves as leftists he portrays himself as a centrist sort of the anti netanyahu he does want someone he is someone who wants peace with the palestinians he focusing on social issues he partnered with the centrist politician a year left he had to try to bolster that image and it's just it's a really interesting indication of how israeli society has become so it can't even talk amongst itself in terms of how these parties are community and it's not the only democracy you know that has that problem we talk about that many times right here on this program. i want to ask you we've got a little bit of time the attacks in saudi arabia over the weekend there were reports that there was talk in israel of postponing the election in case of full fledged military conflict having had broken alex. do you think that had an impact
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on voter turnout today. well i mean this is always an the back of mines of people there was also talk about a possible intervention or a conflict with gaza last week i mean there where these pictures when benyamin netanyahu was complaining in this cells and there was a rocket siren in a lurch and the have to be taken off stage wasn't taken very well by some of his supporters and also of course his rivals all also points out of that he left the stage she was taken to safety and it turned out some reports claim now that he was about to possibly a lawns also a large escalation or lout military operation then so this is always in the back of people's minds but i think what they've really wanted to see is getting out of the
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stalemate here in israel and you know one some kind of decision about it government to see a new government emerge from this and speaking of still mate what happens if the still meet remains how why cli is a 3rd alexion tonight well it's certainly a possibility but there's a sense here that people would like to avoid that and know there is a whole. list of now there will be consultations with the president and present written has already said he would like to do that very far and then he will have to toss someone a given give someone the monday is actually to form that coalition there's a bit of a wait and see attitude here tonight because there is no clear winner and you know everybody's waiting to see now being counted and to see a bit
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a clearer picture when the 1st results are coming in all right our correspondents tanya kramer in jerusalem tony thank you and my sweater here at the big table with me thank you both thank you what about the palestinians and the 2 state solution that did not get much attention in this campaign it gets even less attention from the group in our next report christian zionists believe that the bible promises the holy land to the jews and that belief has put them on a collision course with palestinians who have their own take about who owns the. the high of elven yard was set up by an evangelical christian group the friends of zion israeli settlement deep in the west bank which they described in the biblical times today and some are these christian zionists believe the bible promised the holy land to the jews but the settlement is in the middle of what palestinians see as a future state. evangelicals believe judea and samaria that is the bible
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and because it is 6000 years of history. do we think giving up. the and severe is going to bring peace no way local palestinians and most of the international community see the settlements as illegal. this land belongs to us inherited from our fathers and grandfathers and that we've had this land for thousands of years. the same way they've managed to reduce them they want to annex the west bank. and still hear of trump acknowledging the annexation of the west bank to be christian zionists have found a strong ally in the us president pictured here with mike evans they loudly supported his controversial recognition of jerusalem as the capital of israel and you should christian evangelical support of trump and trump support in the state of israel has gotten stronger in past years and to add to light and that brings in
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more groups here. most people would blame the problems here on competing land claims and a violent history but the founder of the venue it has a different explanation and i think there's a reason why it is there's a lot of cop with deer in the. obviously there's people that oppose god mr waller says that the purpose of the venue is to provide american believers with an opportunity to get hands on in the holy land. these evangelical is a strong supporter of prime minister benjamin netanyahu who announced plans to annex significant parts of the west bank if he triumphs in elections this week depending on the results that could be plenty milan facade on the high of elvin yacht soon enough. today saudi arabia's energy minister said he expects to have oil output restored 100 percent by the end of this month now that is a quick turnaround after those droll attacks from the weekend that quickly turned
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upside down hopes of a fall between iran and the united states the top administration is blaming iran for the attacks today the president said that he would prefer not to meet with the radian president rouhani at the u.n. later this month or last week it was a different story trump said that he was open to a meeting with no preconditions and he was reportedly considering easing sanctions on iran. he was on tehran is facing down the pressure from washington clashing speculation of a possible summit with the u.s. president on the sidelines of the upcoming u.n. general assembly iran's supreme leader ruled out diplomatic talks at any level on why did it get less. there will be neither bilateral nor trilateral talks if the u.s. takes back its words if they repent and return to the nuclear deal that they have violated then they can take part in the meeting of signatories to the agreement with iran. but washington doesn't look set to repent it's blaming iran for the
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weekend attacks on saudi oil facilities the u.s. military released these satellite images as evidence of the precision of the strikes. a precision it says could only be carried out by a state. president trump has already hinted at the possibility of military action against tehran. the united states is more prepared than any country in the history . of in any history why what for i don't want war with anybody i am somebody that would like got to have your white house officials are now said to be debating the best course of action communication or confrontation. what is killing the olive trees in france the country's farming regions are on high alert after signs of a deadly bacteria known as all with tree leprosy were detected the bacteria has already devastated groves of olive trees in neighboring italy.
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trees infected with the feared plant as he's in southern france were discovered in private gardens not far from the mediterranean coast they had to be called but wouldn't have survived much longer anyway i seen a back to. the bacterium that enters the sap that is carried by the stuff of the plants and it causes the plant to dry out like it's running out of water. has a lower 1st idio so many different plants it's native to costa rica but has spread to other places through trade and agricultural products in california in the late 1990 s. it almost wiped out an entire wine producing region it's found equally attractive conditions in italy where it 1st appeared in 2013 transmitted by insects like this one particular strain of the bacteria has ravaged olive groves across the country killing many trees that were centuries old especially in the southern region of up
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. and tip you want to be much amount nothing is like it was before with the few remaining trees production is going to fall a lot this year 80 percent in our region. and that has had dramatic consequences in an area that relies heavily on the industry there's a quantum leap in the n.t. . i went from 50 employees to 0 and even had to fire my secretary who had been working here for 16 years. growers in italy like antonio de lorenzo have fought a losing battle against the pathogen for years the damage caused by the blight is irreparable because all of trees grow slowly. they can take 10 to 15 years before a tree bears fruit but that isn't the only problem. if you put in new trees in a grove seized again then the economic impact hits you twice as hard.
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experts say the disease can spread by up to 2 kilometers a month if an infected plant is detected the only response authorities currently have is to kill every other potential carrier plant within 100 meter radius in france the authorities still hope they can keep celera at bay. you don't cut down century old trees like this with pleasure it hurts but you have to do it is to preserve all the rest of our heritage but. all of farmers and southern friends can only hope the authorities were quick enough to stop the further transmission of the letter fastidious this time and they know it probably won't be the last. at the age of 16 she has mobilized more young people to fight climate change than all political leaders today put together amnesty international has awarded the young swedish activist gregor to its highest honor as
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a result the head of amnesty international presented the embassador for conscious or board to get a ceremony in washington d.c. she was given a standing ovation so what i'm telling you to do now is to act because no one is too small to make a difference. i'm urging all of you to take part in the global climate strikes on september 20th and 27th thank you. and just one last thing see you on the streets clean without. your washington correspondent public holiday in the us spoke with the secretary general ban misty kumi night she presented to bear with that award you were you know an activist yourself as
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a young man am i and here you are now what advice. have you given to create a tumor gore the other fridays for future activists and what do you want to pass on to them that maybe they can learn from well firstly i say to young people who are standing up to secure their future and to defend their rights is don't put any faith in the current bunch of adult the this because i'm not a fresh ideas we talk talk talk without action and that young people need to bring to the public debate the freshness of their perspectives. new solutions on old problems many of the. politicians and business leaders all recognize that climate change is a serious problem but don't have the political will and the energy and the passion that young people have and that's what they need to bring to it so actually. very
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hesitant about giving young people advice is look how good how well my generation of activists have done in the sense that we still have all of these problems so i think right now with humility i must say that really looking to young people to bring in numbers their passion but also young people need to push back when adults say young people are the leaders of tomorrow if young people wait for tomorrow the won't be a to model for them to be able to take leadership given the realities of what climate change represents which is essentially a mess that penalty facing the entire population of oakland why do you think it is that it's taking place now because we've known about climate change or the climate crisis for for many many many years but it seems like now it's really beginning to finally hit home that's sort of my impression but a couple of things are changing one is that in the last decade we've seen almost 100 percent increase in extreme weather events so today you don't have to be
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a climate scientist or something you just have to watch the where the bulletins or whichever country you're in you can see something is changing drastically in the u.k. for example where they've had the highest temperature days recently now 85 percent of the people in britain recognize that climate change is one of the biggest threats they face the 2nd is the new social media environment allows for a different kind of organization that crosses boundaries that it's light it's flexible it's less bureaucratic it's decentralized and there's a real power in that kind of organization. 3rd what we're seeing in. there is more lead a full organizations all lead to food movements so who's the figurehead in the initiator as been really keen pains even when we were speaking to about the water she said provided it's for the movement and for everybody who participated and that
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kind of leadership where people don't want to be leaders you know but see that they've been put into a situation of they have to lead is the kind of leaders that we want unfortunately the world we live in today were too many people or too desperate to be leaders when in fact they should actually ideally stay at home and they would help society much better than by capturing the white house for example. hi that was the head of amnesty international there the days almost on the conversation continues online in the matter what happens between now and then tomorrow is another day we'll see you then everybody.
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frankfurt airport city managed by for. this is g.w. news live from berlin tonight a possible setback for benjamin netanyahu after voting ends in israel with the rings too close to call exit polls show the prime minister netanyahu and his hardline allies short of a parliamentary majority although we have strong challenge by centrist binny guns what is next for israel a 3rd election.

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