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exit polls in israel suggest prime minister netanyahu say again failed to secure a majority in the unprecedented 2nd month election and yet another tight. leading hong kong activist appealed to congress in washington to pass a law to on monitoring the territories autonomy from china in return for continued economic privileges from the usa. and the curse of so-called liberal racism lands us democratic presidential candidate joe biden in baltimore to. african-americans on the left parenting skills.
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it's 11 o'clock am watching all to international line from a studio with mina welcome to the program. the exit polls are looking good for israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu putting him behind key rival benny gantz ballots closed an hour ago in the unprecedented 2nd parliamentary election which is again a close run race or across live now to tell of the. middle east correspondent has been across this paula netanyahu hopes of a record 5th looks like it's fading all the polls correct. well only time will tell whether the polls are correct but certainly what we're hearing at this stage is that there's been no afterlife when this was a close contest between the incumbent prime minister benjamin netanyahu and his right wing likud party and his former i.d.f. chief benny gantz and his same to left blue and white party neither of them has won and are 5 majority and more importantly neither of them looking at these initial
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exit polls is able to form a majority coalition government they need a minimum of $61.00 out of $120.00 parliamentary seats neither of them and this is all the speculation and the prognosis and the debate that's happening now in israel neither of them is able to get that 61 so what this means essentially is that the country finds itself right now in the same position of was 6 months ago when elections were held then there was no afterlives majority coalition government and so elections were held again today and now we have exactly the same result and already there were questions being asked before today what would happen if this was the ultimate outcome and the only answer i can give you is that the country's president has said that he will do everything he can to try and prevent a through the election but this is really on charter territory for israel it's never been in the situation before and you say it's on child uncharted territory if it is another close run results could we see that 3rd round of elections in due
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course. well that's certainly something i think most israelis would be against already today all those. the voter turnout was actually slightly higher than it was in april with about one and a half percent higher there were already questions being asked by many people whether or not the voters would turn out because of frustration because of apathy because of the questions being asked and these were questions that israelis were posing to me what do these elections actually change if every 6 months we're going back to the polls and back to the polls and essentially we can put together a coalition government having said that we are now starting to his statements from the various political leaders there are reports that netanyahu has a radio on the phone trying to form a coalition government with right wing party parties and at the same time we know that in the. blue and white party headquarters there's already comments being expressed that this is not a victory for them is certainly
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a victory against netanyahu a a vote of people saying he doesn't represent the will of the people he cannot put together the next coalition government i do want to make the point however that the turnout in the arab community was relatively stable there were concerns that arabs would not turn out they have come out and vote but no doubt this result is also going to be disappointing for them yeah i mean you talk about this coalition there was an attempt to forge a coalition with. and it failed so does lots and there are who have any other allies that he can turn to. when i mention to you that there's not a lot of happiness in any of the political camps tonight here in israel but there is one camp where there's a lot of cheering and people are excited and that's in the camp precisely that you mentioned of the country's former defense minister avigdor lieberman he was the king pen back in april it was because he was unable or he refused to form a coalition government with netanyahu that netanyahu was able to actually form the
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next government in april he won 5 seats the initial exit polls put him at double that amount meaning that he's even more powerful this time around. and again he's saying that he won't form a coalition government with netanyahu the sticking point there really is the question over whether or not orthodox jews should serve in the army so he's not going to join with netanyahu the question is whether he'll join in with guns netanyahu survival but benny gantz needs to join with the arab parties who have won the 3rd largest number of seats in these elections and even been essentially is on the right of the political spectrum so it's unlikely that he'll form a coalition with them either so a lot of happiness in his can but essentially happiness for a leader who has for the 2nd time prevented this country from actually being able to see a result that sees a majority coalition government in terms of your question who commits on yahoo form a coalition government with there is a host of right wing parties and he will be reaching out to them but again the
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initial exit polls suggest that even if he gets all the right wing parties as part of his coalition netanyahu will still not have the majority 61 seats that he needs to form the next government and if we look at support from donald trump he's thrown his backing behind the current prime minister do you think that's had an effect at all. no i certainly do think it's had an effect you mustn't make light of how israelis see america they see america as their closest ally and so if you netanyahu has been keenly aware of that you just need to travel down any of the main roads here in israel and the posters that netanyahu is campaign has been using are pictures of netanyahu as trump what are they arms around each other or smiling into the lenses and certainly when i've questioned israelis who support netanyahu one of the main reasons they give is that they say that netanyahu has established himself as a world leader who has a very close relationship with amongst others donald trump we did hear from trump he admitted that this was going to be
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a close election for the expression he used but still even with the support of donald trump that hasn't been enough to actually give netanyahu at least by the indication of the 1st. exit polls enough to form the next government ok ati's middle east correspondent paula thank you very much for the update on this situation thank you. fighting racism is a touchstone topic for us democrat joe biden's push for the white house on sunday he gave an impassioned speech at a black church but a few days earlier during a presidential debate when pressed on the sequestration and the legacy of slavery he switched african-americans on how they should bring up the children in experience how biden's been caught out before in crossing the line from empathy to condescension. joe biden formally the vice president is now running in the democratic primary enjoys a huge amount of support from the african-american voters and he wants them to know he really cares about them what responsibility do you think that americans need to
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take to repair the legacy of slavery in our country make sure that we bring into the help this does to the teachers deal with the problems that come from home we bring social workers into homes with parents to help them deal with how to raise their children it's not that they'll want to help they don't want they don't know quite what to do play the radio read sure the television make sure you have the record player on. the phone make sure the kids hear words a kid coming from a very poor school or a very poor background who hear 4000000 words fewer spoken by the time they get there the record player now he seems a couple decades behind on modern technology but it's also a tad bit condescending don't you think now some are calling it shaming biden is a liberal racist why downs better start calling this because black women are watching if joe biden isn't forced out of the running now i give up 1st hugh looks
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into the camera and laughs at the mansion of racial inequality in us schools and we could racists that he describes black homelite and parenting in a way that is stunningly. and insulting drew biden's son on how to address the literacy of slavery was appalling and to scorn now this isn't the 1st time that joe is flubbed an answer when it comes to a racial issue he made some remarks when barack obama was elected as the democratic party candidate in 2008 that he probably meant to sound like a compliment i mean you get the 1st mainstream african-american who's are to cool it and bright and clean and in nice looking guy joe biden's comments point to an increasing phenomenon in us society being referred to as liberal racism joe biden is not burning a cross or arguing that non-whites are inferior but he does seem to have a touch of a white savior complex he comes across as condescending to those he thinks he's helping a study refers to it as
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a competence downshift and joe biden is not the only one what liberals may unwittingly draw negative stereotypes demean themselves down in a largely well meaning folksy but ultimately patronizing attempt to connect with the outgroup democratic party is pretty put on a list economy you can look you see all their policies from the welfare state it is put into place to live think blacks generally aren't as smart as whites and really would point to the democrats projecting a lot of their own insecurities upon everyone knows do you say everyone is race is everyone as sexy as everyone is all those days and if they're when it's really them they feel that way and it's hard to say that it's the other side actually feels that way for decades the democratic party has been promising to help minorities in the united states but do party leaders actually see them as it will members of society well joe biden's recent comments have got plenty of people asking that question. r.t. new york. a leading name in the hong kong protest movement has appealed to u.s.
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lawmakers at a congressional hearing on future ties between washington and the chinese autonomy's territory joshua has been pressing them to pass the hong kong human rights and democracy act which went to monitor the region status with beijing in return for ongoing special economic. hong kong special status under american law that bans on the city being treated as a separate customs area beijing should not have it both ways reading all the economy benefit of hong kong standing in the world while erosion of our freedom this is the most important reason why the hong kong human rights and democracy act and just a thought process of hong kong civil society just go along is a prominent student activist who organizes protests against the chinese government in support of hong kong's independence the 22 year old is also a leader of the pro democratic party demo system he's already served several jail
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terms for his activities mr wang's visit to new york over the weekend drew huge attention from the media the reuters news agency the new york times and burke are among those who asked for an interview or invited him to their offices he also gave a speech to students at the prestigious columbia university long has long supported the hong kong human rights and democracy act and recently said he expects it to be passed easily the bill proposes support for hong kong from the u.s. so long as it remains governed at arm's length from beijing if not that could trigger washington to revoke the city's special status as eco should die off reports they are many they've won the fight with the authorities by early submission but they are anything but done the american flag waving taskforce among the hong kong protesters are sending their poster boy to convince us legislators to do something big on autonomy.
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well for those of you having difficulty making out the absence of this boilerplate script it's the human rights and democracy act and it's meant to shill big dream. that the u.s. is serious about fighting for hong kong's rights the united states must make clear to china that its interference in home comes affairs will have consequences this month we must possibly cameraman bipartisan on consumer rights and democracy act the bill was devised in response to what the u.s. has been calling a chinese infringement on the region's autonomy and requires for america to review own homes special status annually and if that status is ever revoked the region's autonomy would not so much been fringed but rather new to dust since the early ninety's hong kong has been enjoying huge advantages for wearing washington's
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special status badge. and some believe that a small yet vocal group of protesters is laying an explosive tripwire for the whole region which will not enjoy the konami chain reaction if it's ever triggered taking away this leverage is. to get hold of the ready biggest economy in the world without a state and city hall is just ordered was going to hold a great deal but it's not just the whole bali there are all the thousands of dollars they stole that is in a hole and it would likewise be affected of course it's all of a cold war because well because only or percent of policy products.
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say about tale of the deal years ago in the occult to all moral as far as equality is also also big but isn't on the other hand of course we law i would wish the one country to see it so as to help trial. with the interest of the us is that really with. all american legislators see the bill is designed to punish mainland china specifically as protesters want sean and not but while the end goal may very well be punishing beijing in pursuit of a geo political supremacy washington my just overlook the collateral damage. a leader of britain's opposition labor party is in the crosshairs after a washington think tank that suggested that if he becomes prime minister he might pass classified u.s. intelligence to russia were gassed to death looks at the sinister suspicions
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swirling around jeremy koppel. it could all have escaped your notice the world seems to have been tipped upside down in recent years what made sense a few years ago is now considered crazy what was thought of as downright insane a few years ago now considered sensible like a potential british prime minister being called a russian agent by britain's best friend report urges mr trump to consider withholding sense different from ation and even pushing for the country's nato membership to be downgraded if the labor leader and his downing street the analysis treats that if labor takes office there would be a serious risk that information passed to call being where his allies could be compromised especially if it was russia were iran the up somehow everyone with security clearance in the u.k. one of the most heavily surveilled nations on earth everyone missed that journey
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corben might be compromised but america some are figured out that is if you trust us intelligence agencies whose report was apparently seen by a think tank analyst the british opposition leaders you know sympathetic to putin are you really. we were due to speak out about against the abuse of human rights by the putin government and its supporters both at home and abroad and i join many others in this house in paying tribute to the many campaigners in russia for human rights and justice and democracy in that country is critical of russia he supported stringent sanctions against russia all very anti russian stuff but he made a mistake you see when the souls we spied trail of staging the world's most botched and barassi in poisoning with putin himself firing the starting pistol in bed
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ask for evidence proof that it was the russian government who did it. who does that either this was a crime or fluted by the russian state or that state has allowed these deadly toxins to slip out of the control it has an obligation to exercise if the latter connection to russian mafia like groups that have been allowed to gain a tool hold in britain cannot be excluded. that's what he said nothing about false flags or conspiracies the question was really the kremlin or whether russian criminals got their hands on it in the past when sense meant being sensible that may have been a legitimate question but in this new reality you don't do sensible things you do like boris johnson was then foreign secretary who lied and said that the poison
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could only have come from russia he claimed categorically and i think he used the word 101 percent that it come from russia porton down have not said the eyes of the foreign secretary has information that he's not sharing with porton down or it was a bit of exaggeration if you're an adult for the police to. school level education you have heard illegitimate query being floated if you're a paid pundit with an agenda and flexible set a morals you blah blah blah my name is jeremy corbyn and i love the u.s.s.r. now if that got their mouths frothing imagine the catatonia those hacks went into when who'd been spooks person compared the souls report isn't ings the hooks about iraq's weapons of mass destruction. i think obviously the government has access to information and intelligence from this matter which others don't however also there is a history in relation to w m d and intelligence which is problematic to put it mildly
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now some of the reactions are a bit too full on to show you here but come on you know what happens there anyone who gets in the way of the russia bashing express their mood down and maybe got over a few times for good measure who wins problem is he just doesn't learn from pain less it is if russia is blamed for anything you have to believe that time magazine pretty much says so although the washington post took a more scientific approach listing corbin's faults one by one the opposition labor party leader and his spokesman a refused to accept that the kremlin was responsible be konstanz from british intelligence see complained that moscow had not been accorded due process and d. so the right response was robust dialogue he doubted the face this intelligence agencies with horrific track records wanted jew process and
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justice foundation of human rights dialogue rather than health you know i've done there's no more to say here i'll leave you with this the day american intelligence agencies learn to keep classified reports classified rather than leak them weekly is the day we can perhaps trust them to tie their own shoelaces. i thought of story and the rocky road ahead of israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu exit polls released last hour showed he's on course to be beaten by his key vital a centrist challenge at benning against in another close run 2nd election while without reaction from a member of the palestinian fattah revolutionary council dmitri. welcome to. dimitri now 1st let's get your 1st thoughts on nothing here are his possible close defeat. well mr netanyahu in my eyes my assessment
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according to the exit polls he's most definitely defeated he's out because while he is counting on according to these polls 56 seats in his coalition and awaiting the israel became a new. party of 10 seaters to join him or not and fast depending on him to form the government in as a matter of fact if israel detained who joins the tenuous call ition. now would automatically lose around $12.00 to $15.00 seats of the religious right because just like water an oil israel betrayed and religious rights do not mix israel between you demands that all israelis including religious israelis be forced into army service the israel really religious
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simply say that so the natural thing for israel betaine to lieberman's party to join against and pull it further to the right as a matter of fact actually there are no centrist party running there's lots and now with his extreme far ideological right parties coalition and there is the right israeli right joined by very weak. unimpressionable left wing parties but at the end of it there it would be. a good change for the region because nothing has proved to be an idealogue that is really ruling israel today based on 4000 year old text which is something totally taking. taking the. political process into full frozen mode dimitri as you describe it is it better to have someone who is just
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right extreme right someone like benny gantz for example someone you think the palestinian leadership can work with. absolutely right and let me tell you something benyamin netanyahu has coalition has 2 parties that called for the transfer of the indigenous palestinian population of palestine to other countries just simply transfer this is says this is so crazy and earlier today i received a message it was the you know. message on my phone from. a member of class that it's just part of the campaign saying that vote for likud because if you vote for us we will demolish the mosque the 3rd holiest place in islam and build the 3rd. whatever the story is so the thing is. it
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netanyahu is coalition has so many right wing extremists fascists racists in your face top of members in class 8 members while. and nothing you know being in power will further empower these crazies by putting them in positions that would be allowed to be given the opportunity to serve their population and grow their population. versus the right with some centrist elements that we have interest in having them in positions to if not solve the political issue at least to regain some of the money momentum on the ground and create a balance in the israeli political scene that has been shifting to the right ever since netanyahu took office 10 years ago in a very. problematic and worrying matter yeah i mean if we look at netanyahu and what he tweeted earlier today warning of
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a left wing government with the parties he said tenants had to be slightly higher higher however the naples that's run what effect do you think. the arab vote count this time. will i think there are more our borders this time than 5 months ago and less than the election proceed and that the reason for that is not going on at the now last election was screaming out that the arabs are going to the same thing that he did this this time i mean he is so races that he can i see himself and he doesn't see that man that is so instigating for arabs in israel just to go vote because he just said that maybe some of them planned a day at the beach it's nice weather today baby they plan a day on the beach and once they're here and i mean who's using them as a ticket to promote a more races votes into his account they would decide otherwise and that actually
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happened with a couple of people that i personally know they were not going to vote and then boom he tweeted that the herd that's going on the heard the fiddling message because i sent it to some people trying to instigate him to go vote because if you could wins again they go in further further to the right with much more crazy races than fascist ideology being implemented in forms of policies and not even only policies like they were used to be now in the matter of the press statements with total american trump cover over something that is so on american and and it's going through and remember that donald trump has actually promoted netanyahu and that's one of the reasons that he's losing again. donald trump maybe he might be popular in some places within the israeli right wing but.
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his his calls for netanyahu and the promoting that the neo has instigated some left wing israelis that consider him just as the injury to israel as much as nothing else. i mean if we look at one of them that's now his pledges he pledged to onyx the jordan valley if it's lee that he'd taken the golan heights too. but if we look at the joint list of the arab parties which is on course to possibly secure. for the most seats in the knesset do you think those kind of pledge is protecting that one has it backfired. no i don't i don't think so look at the man has been promising lot of things that he did not follow through one of them is for example as he did 5 months ago and he won big which is that he has under the table relations with the arab world and his this kind of rhetoric and lies basically was fed through the conflict that we have in the gulf
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between you know and versus saudi arabia and you a behind him and everybody else so. they fed into that while he fed into the country's turkish kind of propaganda and that helped him a bit but after 5 months people found out that he was lying and there's nothing there are no relations with the arab world there is nothing nothing materialized and if there's something that is so secretive we cannot feel any anything around it that's speaking about the region also not i mean how did not he always talked about wars and he promoted wars and that he's ready to hit iran he's ready to hit southern lebanon he's ready to hit gaza he's you know political muscle israeli voters not care what would i need you to do that if we really need that i need a general like gas to be in power so that also backfired on not anyhow and i
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believe that these are some of the factors that played against him to now also there are scare of the crazy racist elements that netanyahu has associated himself in the past period to meet time dimitri and to leon a from the palestinian fatah revolutionary council thank you very much for coming on to the program thank you. that's it for now i'll be back at the top of the hour with what they do so stay with us. seem wrong. to shape our. outlook. and indeed. the trail. find themselves why.


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