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well in order. to join on the trail. on our. israeli troops are under fire for roughing up foreign diplomats and preventing them from delivering aid to palestinian bedouins whose entire community was demolished. syria keeps up with its chemical disarmament obligations by submitting an inventory of a toxic stockpiles to the international watchdog. and as germans prepared to vote in sunday's parliamentary election despite the almost certain return for uncle marco this illusion remains over the growing income gap and tough job market.
you're watching our two live from moscow i'm lindsey friends thanks for joining me . european diplomats and foreign activists have accused israeli troops of manhandling them as they tried to deliver aid to the west bank security forces also seized a truck carrying tents and emergency supplies meant for palestinian bedouins whose homes were demolished by israel earlier this week archie's policy player has more on the incident that's caused a star in israel and abroad. particular incident happened on fine day from the information we have a group of european diplomats were driving in a truck when they were fired out by the israeli army now they say that they were targeted by some grenades that a french diplomat was literally yanked from the truck before the army drove away the diplomats had inside this truck tents as well as emergency supplies that they were trying to deliver to a bad one community that earlier in the week had seen its homes its kindergarden
and its stables demolished by the israeli army now we've been unable to get any kind of comment from either the israeli police all the israeli army what i can tell you is that this is one of three different communities that in the last six weeks has been targeted by the israeli army for this particular community that comprises of some one hundred twenty people in the west bank they want to hold given a court order given by the israeli high court for the army to demolish the homes saying that they were illegal but it does point to a much bigger problem that you have here in the west bank among between communities and that is that the communities themselves say that they need the land for the grazing of the cattle that they families have lived here for generations and that they simply have nowhere else to go in this particular community there were two attempts earlier in the week by the european community to try and reach the bad ones they did manage to get to them and put up some tents before these were forcibly taken down by the israeli army now the european diplomats who come from
countries such as bush and so on spain ireland and australia as you can well imagine are furious they say that there's been a complete disregard for the diplomatic community and they are calling on the international community to apply and pressurizes role to that hearing to international. human rights activist peter tatchell explains why he thinks israel's actions qualify as a brazen violation of international law. every aspect of this incident is in defiance of both israeli and international law the starting point of course is that this incident happened in the occupied territories which the global consensus is that israel is illegally occupying since they were seized in the one nine hundred sixty seven war so israel shouldn't even be there but if it is going to be there as the occupying power it has a duty to safeguard the welfare and interests of all the people in that territory
and quite clearly denying a two destitute palestinian families who've had their homes demolished by the israelis military that is quite clearly not fulfilling their obligations under international law to safeguard people in the territories they control syria has made a step toward implementing the chemical disarmament plan brokered by russia and the united states by starting to detail its toxic arsenal they have debased chemical weapons watchdog has received partial data on the stockpiles with more details expected but for the next few days archies pos got has more. well under the deal a brokered between washington and moscow in geneva last weekend a syria has until saturday to disclose its arsenal of chemical weapons and the process has begun the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons or o.p.c. w for short a spokesman for that organization says we have received part of the verification and we expect more that's what the spokesperson was quoted as saying it's believed
that the initial declaration outlining syria's chemical weapons program has been handed over however when contacted by our take p.c. w. did confirm that a meeting on syria that was settled for sunday has been postponed no reason was given and no future date has been set now it's believed that syria has one thousand tons worth of chemical weapons dotted around the country making it logistically difficult for this process to be carried out president bashar al assad was quoted in made to wake saying that the process could take over a year just about over a year of course under that deal struck in geneva syria has until the middle of two thousand and fourteen to complete the process of the united nations are set to discuss a possible u.n. resolution in new york next week on the syrian crisis that will give a legal backing to the deal struck in geneva however the two sides have slightly
different views on the wording of that possible resolution with the united states britain and france king for the threat of military intervention to be on the table to remain on the table if damascus fails to comply with the u.n. resolution russia saying that any threat of military intervention is counterproductive and not needed in the initial resolution russia says that only if damascus fails to comply should the matter then be taken back to the united nations while those discussions a-g. to take place in new york next week but the early signs are that damascus is keen to comply with that deal struck in geneva last week. later this hour we'll also look at how progress in disarming syria might affect the region particularly in iran where there are fresh helps for nuclear talks after the new president held out an olive branch to the west. germans head to the polls tomorrow to vote in a parliamentary election that looks like a foregone conclusion chancellor merkel is almost certain to remain in power
despite growing discontent discontent with the ruling party's policies as artie's peter over found out declining wages and growing inequality are among the things germans are most concerned about its builders europe's economic success story the german voters feel the country is split between the haves and the have nots germans are rich yeah ten percent of germans are. fifty to sixty percent of all the capital and the gap is getting bigger. our society is divided here pretty soon germany like hearing more homes that are so poor the streets are industry and the theaters have to shut down. for most people the financial situation isn't good which isn't the image many of germany's european partners have of the federal republic. i think if you were to ask someone from spain they would tell you germany
is an economic land of milk and honey with that just isn't the case perhaps thirty years ago after reunification and the pressures of staying competitive globally those days are gone. one of the ways germany has stayed competitive is by trying to keep wages low i know plenty of spin years in greeks who come to britain looking for work this candle eyes how low it's not enough to survive. in the run up to this election the main opposition has campaigned on a platform of introducing a minimum wage of eight year old fifty per hour the current german government has dismissed those calls i'm glad merkel's party insists that the introduction of a minimum wage would destroy job creation however these people here are saying they just want a fair day's pay for a fair day's work. we need a meaning which here has to be of a level that people can leave on to provide for their families and there are so many jobs around that barely enough so you can survive i think eight fifty proposed
by the s.d.p. is too low i think it should be closer to twelve per hour. so cold many jobs have also grabbed voters' attention ahead of sunday's ballot almost a quarter of the workforce are employed in these part time and often low paid jobs any medium union jobs are no good if you can't contribute to the bench and it's four hundred euro these days everyone in the family has to work i sit with my roommate and we realize i make too little money it's a case of either we give up our studies and find more work or lose our flat whoever comes out on top from sunday's ballot is going to face the continuing task of keeping germany's economy on track while at the same time trying to please a workforce which feels underpaid and under appreciated peach all over r.t. germany. he wants know what's really going on in the european and global economy
just watch the latest episode of the kaiser report later this hour our max and stacy take a look at what's behind the great uncertainty in the modern day financial system here's a short preview. the collapse of lehman was a market signal that suits should have alerted the government and everyone participating in these markets that their massive reform was needed but instead they interpreted that market saying bill as a way to make the situation much worse again i made the comparison to theocratic fanatical religious extremists who misread their fundamentalist texts and everything they read suggest that they should blow themselves up on other people same thing as lloyd blankfein and warren buffet everything they read says i should blow everything up i should commit mass terrorism that's the message that they get from the from the price signals that they receive it's a breakdown in capitalism unfortunately and that's predictable because unfortunately the price of money is close to zero and access to money is ubiquitous by the stock receiving america ruled by the least qualified not to mention the
kleptocracy on wall street. still ahead after the break breaking up the united kingdom scotland prepares pro independence rallies with almost a year before the referendum arteta looks at the arguments of those standing for and against separation from the rest of britain. wealthy british style. is no time to. market why not. find out what's really happened. global economy.
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heavy handed tactics while detaining the protesters artie's marina porton i reports four star general and former cia director david petraeus recently began his new career here in the big apple as an adjunct professor for the new york city public university known as kuni but his attendance has been met with broad criticism from students faculty and staff members who say they don't want their college to host the man who oversaw the wars drone strikes and alleged torture tactics in the middle east now for the past few weeks this anti professor could try his movement has been gaining traction recently activists tell me that they're on their campaign has been met with heavy handed tactics from the new york city police department though earlier this week about seventy five people were marching right around here across the street from that building where professor betrayers was allegedly
attending a fundraiser and that's when a fight broke out between new york city police officers and protesters cops who videotaped trying to barricade the activists who then spilled out onto the streets witnesses say students were punched slammed against to be equals and onto the pavement by the cops eventually six people were arrested and have been charged with obstruction of governmental administration riot resisting arrest and disorderly conduct twenty four year old denise ford is among the six students that were arrested during the protest and spent twenty eight hours in police custody she joins me now to talk about her experienced niece tell me what led. to your arrest i believe that some of us were to be targeted by the police already know who they were gonna runs and then i mean they pushed us into the streets and it just started from there where they grabbed one of my palmer about like seven to fifteen cars
slammed his head against the car and were just all on top of him so then i went to try to help him and within the process i ended up pulling him between two cars on to the back of my head then i proceeded to get up and then when i looked at a back of me there's another about like. cars on top of my other car. and which eyewitness they picked up his shirt. and a plain clothes officer just take. loads to his kids and then the cop just came and grabbed me for me. and then just called i believe this is also an intimidation tactic used by the n.y.p.d. why is it that so many people are so on happy with his new position as a visiting professor at what he thinks is what we're getting it's not his character
it's what he represents and. capital of. war. dozens of academics have signed onto a petition calling for all charges against the six cuny students to be dropped in the interim according to reports a growing number of staff and faculty members are also calling on america's former intelligence chief to resign from his position as a visiting professor reporting from new york. r.t. . and over at our web site could the touch id option on the new i phone actually be a reason for security concerns as hackers from around the globe are racing to track the device after being promised thousands of dollars and bounty and other. prizes if they can pick up that story online. plus. the president's bolivia's head of state lashes out of iraq obama calling him a criminal and promising legal action for violating international laws at all mind
find out why. the united states looks willing to test iran's recent change of tone in relations to the west the white house says it's ready to engage in talks on terror nuclear program as long as the islamic republic is willing to prove its peaceful purposes joel rubin from the anti-nuclear pressure group plow shares fund says the entire middle east would benefit of the two countries could relaunch diplomatic efforts it's clear that there is time and space for diplomacy it's clear that the sanctions that the international community the united nations russia the europeans the united states have put on iran have really gotten the iranian leaders attention the deal
recently between the united states and russia on syria's chemical weapons has demonstrated that diplomacy can work now it's a question of will it be followed through by assad the same can be said for iran if we can see these issues resolved diplomatically it's going to create a sense of stability in what has been a very unstable region and that certainly is in the interests of the people who live there as well as united states and russia. and now to some other news in brief in iraq nine people have been killed after suicide bombers storm to police headquarters north of baghdad the attackers shot dead guards and then blew themselves up inside the building when reinforcements arrived no one has claimed responsibility for the assault but police forces are considered prime targets for sunni insurgents battling the shia led government just yesterday a blast in a mosque killed at least eleven people. to pakistan now where former top taliban commander dar has been released from prison the afghan government filed for him to
be set free in a bid to aid the reconciliation process in the country baradar was one of the founders of the taliban in afghanistan and was a linchpin of the insurgency after the u.s. led invasion in two thousand and one was captured in the pakistani city of karachi back in two thousand and ten. china's meteorological center has issued a red alerts as super storm heads toward hong kong this year's largest typhoon is already battering the southern parts of taiwan where at least two thousand five hundred people have been evacuated to safety from flood prone areas when you saw the hits island communities in the philippines it triggered mudslides and power outages but no casualties were reporting. pro independent supporters in scotland are preparing a mass rally on the streets of edinburgh ahead of next year's referendum the move for separation has been met with sharp criticism from the u.k.
government the prime minister has warned of the dire economic consequences for scots but pat kane from the yes scotland campaign group says that's just scaremongering. you know if you take away the oil and gas in the scotia economy it's an obviously well performing european economy added to the economy is doing extremely well in fact you know i'm sure many countries many small countries in war would love to have the problem of volatility of oil and gas reserves so and no way would it be a patch of economy i mean three of the top universities in the world based in scotland edinburgh is one of the top twenty there's a huge sector and bio science has a great advantages and and food in textiles as a modern developed economies which is one of these why and dependence is so attractive it's not a negative case prosperity and progress case i think that's a pragmatic decision i think in general at the moment scotland would be part of the e.u. in any case because there's no provision for expelling
a territory that has been subject to european laws for the last forty years that there's a there's a lot of fun to the noise about the spy thing eventually pragmatism would prevail. coming up max and stacy paul no punches on finance that's in the kaiser report after the break. i got some angry but polite messages after i came out in favor of the foreign adoption ban of russian children by people in the usa this is not a dig on america i think russia or any country that respects itself should export any children to anywhere at all people tell me that i'm paranoid that the decision to stop the foreign adoptions punishes the children when a massive reuters investigation called the child exchange has exposed some dark
secrets about adoption of foreign children they expose it often by using the term re homing which is normally about finding new homes for animals people are basically advertising adopted children they don't want like baseball cards on e bay just found out that on just one yahoo group are child a week was offered up to the public my wonder what kind of people want to discreetly get children off the internet the thing is that in the us adopting a child from overseas is hard but transferring them to someone else later on is a breeze all you need is a notarized power of attorney document to clearing the child is another adult's care so for those of you who think that i am a cruel nationals because i support russians the option ban than take a look at the child exchange and you might just start to see my point but that's just my opinion. no origin. stories others who refuse to notice.
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