get in for god's guys with. the week's top stories in the us a sense extra trips to the middle east and slaps new sanctions on iran accusing the country of bombing saudi oil refineries plus. hong kong is gripped by street brawls and vandalism and the rest continues for a 16th weekend. and the israeli prime minister's bid for a new term is dealt a major blow as arab parties back his rival to form a new government. you're
watching the weekly international i'm rosa lockridge thank you for joining us. now the president of iran has urged foreign forces to stay away from the persian gulf saying they only bring misery and disaster after the u.s. and oust extra troop deployments to the region accusing iran of bowing sounding refineries a week ago a claim that tehran flatly denies the president has approved the deployment of u.s. forces which will be defensive in nature and primarily focused on air and missile defense we will also work to accelerate the delivery of military equipment to the kingdom of saudi arabia and the u.a.e. to enhance their ability to defend themselves it is clear that even the saudis themselves don't believe the fiction of the rain involvement. well the route flared up on the 19th of september when drones set fire to saudi arabia's biggest oil site
the raid was claimed by the shia who 3 rebels in yemen which have been the target of a saudi bombing campaign for the past 4 and a half years however saudi arabia insists the who sees could not have carried out the drone strikes and that it must have been iran although in an apparent contradiction the saudis retaliated on friday by striking that with these near the in many sports city of data saying the goal was to prevent future drone strikes auntie's murder takes a closer look at why washington and riyadh have been so quick to blame iran. that is being decided that iran did it and that sort of opinion of the result of an investigation it's a decision guilty secretary do you gather any new evidence that shows who is behind the attacks and do you think you have a slam dunk case to bring to the u.n. next week. i think it's abundantly clear and there is an enormous consensus in the region that we know precisely who conducted these attacks was iran
i didn't hear anybody in the region who doubted that for a single mom trub is doing what trump does best signing pieces of paper bringing to bear a slew of new sanctions against iran if these are the highest sanctions ever imposed on a country never done it to this level. and it's too bad what's happening with iran it's going to hell the americans who weren't attacked of already decided what happened then who is guilty the saudis who were attacked and have all the day bree and bits and pieces of the missiles are still working on technicalities like evidence and proof let that sink in. the attack did not originate from yemen the attack was launched from the move and was unquestioned be sponsored by iran it's not in the range of yemen's capabilities if it was them who conducted
the attack this is one of the missiles we have recovered and we have information that leads us to source these kind of components were made in iran. so what they found is the weapons were allegedly made with iranian components they were fired from the north the direction of iran and its neighbors so cutting to the chase it was iran that's what you're going to say right not once during the presentation that the saudis specifically say that iran did it 1 may ask what on earth saudi defenses were doing at the time they've got the 3rd biggest military budget on earth one of america's best clients the country's livid with patriot and other anti missile systems $80000000000.00. as a year should protect you from a score of drones and missiles no the only thing that might be iranian related is that maybe some of the equipment some of the technology that the who these have
might have been incorporated into the attack but why why or why is anyone complaining especially the saudis since the us has been providing the bombs and the aircraft to the saudis to bomb yemen for 4 years so the who with these are just responding back then again to those saying it's iran because there are alleged iranian components in the day bri does that mean that the us is responsible for horrific massacre in yemen i mean sure saudi arabia dropped the bombs but those say made in the united states more likely than not has been clearing the shelves of american arms manufacturers recently by this logic is new need to investigate to collect evidence it's american bombs it has got to be america.
and. an entire country reduced to misery and pain untold thousands dead more to die but you know what it's the oil refinery in saudi arabia the book was vengeance. activists in hong kong have staged another protest the chinese territories in the grip of a 16th consecutive weekend of demonstrations and on the rest the protesters have been waving american flags and destroying chinese once on saturday police in the cities take ass and proper bullets or artist threw molotov cocktails. and sausage flies on the streets.
meanwhile on tuesday a leading name in the hong kong protest movement appealed to u.s. lawmakers in congress just one wants them to pass a bill that would see greater u.s. support for hong kong. hong kong special status under armor can a law that bans on the city being treat as a separate customs area or beijing should not have it both ways reading all the economy benefit of hong kong standing in the world while erosion of our freedom that is the most important reason why the hong kong human rights and democracy act and just a bought some throws off hong kong civil society wong 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 native of the pro democracy party demo system he's already served several jail terms for his activities he goes down of explains why one's planned the u.s. supervision over hong kong may backfire. 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. well for those of you having difficulty making out the absence of this boilerplate script it's that human rights and democracy act and it's meant to show beijing 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 hong kong's affairs will have consequences this month we must pass a bike cameron 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 be infringed but rather new to dust since the early ninety's hong kong has been enjoying huge advantages for wearing washington's 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 in a way that is they've just. to get all of the 'd the biggest economy in the world without us this city will always just ordered. oh it was going to hold a great deal but it's not just the whole poorly there are thousands of dollars they still believe in all of it would likewise be affected of course it's a political war because well because only or percent of policy part of the was the. goal of the deal years ago in the apparel to all moral as far as equality is also. all but low is always sent on the other hand of course we law i would wish the one country to see so as to help with the internationalization that remain 'd with the birth of all american legislators say
the bill is designed to punish mainland china specifically as protesters want sean . 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. israeli arab lawmakers have thrown their support behind former army chief benny gantz to become prime minister after an inconclusive election is the 1st time arab parties have back to jewish contender in 27 years and they say the only goal is to force benjamin netanyahu from power. we usually did not indorse israeli p.m.'s so without doubt there is an historical side to what we're doing now we want to put an end to the era of binyamin netanyahu therefore will indorse benny gantz to form the next government we want to live in a peaceful place based on ending the occupation the establishment of
a palestinian state alongside the state of israel true equality to civil and national level social justice and democracy for all. this is the citizens of israel this happened just as we warned the arab joint list recommended bernie guns for prime minister there are 2 possibilities now either a minority government will be formed that relies on those who reject israel as a jewish and democratic state glorified terrorists that murder all soldiers and citizens or a broad national government will before i know what the answer is and so do you and therefore i'll do whatever i can do for more broad national unity government there is no other solution or the block of arab parties known as joint list came 3rd this week gaining 5 more seats than in the previous election and it's thought that was spurred in part by letting your his inflammatory remarks about arab districts and their potential for voter fraud that led to a spike in arab voter turnout which hit around 59 percent the leader of the arab
joint list alliance said the outcome of the election was the price of incitement. israel faces the prospect of a 3rd round of elections in less than a year if an agreement between the blocks is not reached benny gantz is center left and white alliance won $33.00 seats while netanyahu center right likud party was just behind her israel's destiny could now be determined by the leader of the years railed petain new party who came 5th political commentator neil lazarus explains why. very important because what he is saying is it will probably mean that the president will turn to benny gantz to try and form a government having said that we know that the president of israel is very keen to form a national joint national government of likud and blue and white the fact that the israeli arab vote came out much more if it was about 10 percent higher than it did last time and the voices we've heard today is actually showing that israeli
democracy is much stronger than the cause of hatred against certain members or parts of the population today the israeli arab voted in strength to try and bring down the government of netanyahu and work as a democratic country for a better hope both parties both netanyahu and. gantz don't have enough to make a majority even even when as the backing of the arab list the person who is the king banker is lieberman and he holds the balance of power now lieberman has been saying that he wasn't going to recommend anyone to the president to be the preferred to form the coalition what we do know he has a personal dislike for netanyahu and actually was responsible for bringing down the government and cause and 2nd elections or the momentum that led to it at least so we really are in a stalemate i think we should be looking less at how these arab vote is but which
way lieberman is going to actually be voting. facebook is making a key change to the way it operates will have that story and more after this break . join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking together for the world of politics. for business i'm show business i'll see you then.
a publisher insisting it has the right to ban who it wants but that would also make it level for what goes out on its platform responsibility it has previously tried to dodge as explains. what have we got here. that's better. plaintive ultra right web activist laura luma who was taken off pretty much all major online platforms defendant facebook one of the giants which kicked her out we carefully flicked through these court papers which the defendant filed could fly and bury the lawsuit and here's what really caught the eye. to the extent miss lewis claimed targets facebook's decision to deactivate her accounts it is also deficient on the well established law made to facebook nor any other publisher can be liable for failing to publish someone else's message 1st amendment provides absolute protection for such decisions what was it again either facebook
nor any other publisher protection by the 1st amendment so in this particular case the lawyers of sucking co are happy to legally refer to their social network as up publisher digging a bit deeper will reveal facebook has done that in the past as well when last year an app startup was crossing swords with facebook in court this is what came from the network spent the discretion is it 3 speechwriter respect to what technological means is used so is it just me or something's wrong with how the platform we use every day identifies itself because when facebook bosses take questions in other places it seems they always try to distance themselves from the notion publisher which are you are you a tech company or are you the world's largest publisher because i think that goes to a really important question on what form of regulation or government action if any
we would take. senator this is. a really big question i view us as a tech company because the primary thing that we do is build technology and products are you responsible for your content which make exactly on of a publisher. well i agree that we're responsible for the content but we don't produce the content and that's been the message for quite a while. we are a tech company not a media company. i do think we have to be the publisher and we definitely don't want to be the arbiter of the truth now just imagine what kind of legal trouble the tech giant may put itself in if it becomes universally recognized the company mr zuckerberg is running is a publisher not just a tech platform are they really ready to be responsible for anything disturbing or outright criminal that gets posted under the blue logo the examples have been out there in abundance.
the way or what if simply someone decides to lawyer and bully me with all kinds of offensive stuff right on facebook should i then also follow defamation suit against the network because they as a publisher a lot of it's well known you can't have a cake and eat it at the same time will probably unless your last name is sucker burg. we have our space but it's a response to this story and so far they've not yet commented. millions around the world of taken part in a climate strike this week calling for urgent action to reduce greenhouse gases more than 5000 events were held globally from sydney to new delhi new york has been hosting the un climate action summit over this weekend and demonstrators ers world
leaders to take immediate action to prevent a global catastrophe one of the topics being discussed is the fires in the amazon something politicians have weighed in on as artie's sharjah bensky explains. it's an environmentalist worst nightmare wildfires raging in the amazon destroying the world's most biodiverse tropical rain forest. our house is burning literally the amazon rainforest the lungs which produce 20 percent of our planet's oxygen is on fire as an international crisis i couldn't agree more manual macro we need to act for the amazon and for our planet talk kids and grandkids are counting on the lungs of the entire earth for acted and that's why we need to find common solutions here leaders of the globe's most advanced countries pledged to do more at the g 7 the heat may have died down but the blame game certainly hasn't with some
looking closely at where the amazon wus made. europe's financial institutions the companies and the financier is housed in those countries are contributing to the forestation many of these companies are known to have unsuitable practices in their supply chain to be clearing areas for the expansion of agriculture especially pursuing cattle so yeah and cattle ranching account for 80 percent of deforestation major companies such as a.t.m. call gail j.b.s. are being financed by some of us biggest banks including b m p paragraphs don't spank and block walk they not only bankroll the debt they're also major shareholders with a voice in how these companies are run so areas of the amazonas sometimes. to provide all earned for cows to graze all to grow crops to feed life stock these
european banks are directly funding the forestation do it your bank he black rock in vanguard collectively more than a $1000000000.00 in debt in just the 3 largest away in the 3 largest cattle companies operating in brazil are these even banks often vocal about their sustainability policies. are also being accused of hypocrisy environmental campaign group amazon watch contacted them about their role in the amazon was fine as well deutsche bank and black orchid didn't respond b.m.p. carabaos had to say been people rebar has been strengthening insecta policies related to deforestation for several years and this prompted its clients to protect natural ecosystems and preserve biodiversity to the best of their abilities that experts say is just simply not good enough while we applaud
the efforts of bays like the peaches st in the safeguards in their portfolios our research demonstrates that another another process is playing out on the ground they are claiming to protect forests and forest peoples in their official policies while fueling the destruction of the amazon with their investments. there is a consistency here that needs to be essentially right home to these companies so that they better understand their role and also they can themselves be part of the solution rather than part of the problem without the traceability the accountability of all actors involved including here in europe the fear is that our house will continue to burn. off paris and we have asked at deutsche bank to comment on its links to the deforestation of the amps and we will of course bring you any response they give us. i'm resigning or quit and
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