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"bibi" Discussed on Unholy
"London. And i've never got a chance to get the full ring treatment. So you know. Maybe when he makes his comeback oh book in booking together. Do we need to appoint a handout mention always. Yes we do want. Should i get the ball rolling with spot. I i'm fat i do. I was partly political. Sort of bear faces. That i was gonna mention andrew young who is a candidate to be mayor of new york city. Who has vowed to be a twenty four hour. Twenty four seven mayor constantly present in the city said he will only leave new york city to go to three places albany. The state capital washington dc. Of course the american capital and israel and the sheer brazenness of pitching for for pro israel. Jewish votes in new york. It just tickled me. So i think he says that. But my but my may nominee would be also new york one actually which is the new york daily delicatessen in new. That was selling kosher ham. Kid you not fantastic. And i've seen the picture it really is a hab. It's it's unmistakably ham and again it's it's not it's not vegan. They keep saying that word. Maybe it's a fantastic thing. There was a showman customer within the deli. And he saw it there. And there's the stamp of the author ox union on it. He added brought this to the attention of the orthodox union and the manufacturers and they turns out to have been a system error. But the heck show on the ham who gets the hoods for either the union forgiving extra or almost a hammett's for having for bearing a kosher stamp. So that's my. I don't think i can beat that. Both try okay. I'll really try ex minister of regional cooperation in israel. Mr furic kunis from the likud. So he made headlines this week by declaring that his ministry wise or is still still exists unnecessary and should have been closed down long ago now he realized this epiphany you got this epiphany on the morning that he was supposed to transfer the portfolio from himself to the new minister of regional cooperation mystery. Sally fridge from mets question is sir. When did you actually notice. It was a necessary because he was about to be a victim. I think that's textbook laudable. To be honest. I really is no i agree with you. I think that winds because he does meet our Leo royston great you dishes. Definitional hooked spur which to remind. Listeners is the man who killed both his parents and asks the judge for leniency on the grounds that he is an often it has that complete bras neighborhoods. Patou it. now. I think that's a worthy winner. Four mench. I was going to suggest because it's a i it's historic i Amanda becker stein. Who is a hebrew teacher and scholar. And she is to be the next vice president of academic affairs at the reconstructionist rabbinical college. Just outside philadelphia. And therefore i ju- of color to lead a major rabbinical school and that seems to me a landmark worthy of recognition nice. You got good nominees this week. You've been working doing your homework. i'm gonna do. Cristiano imports international anchor for cnn. Who shared with viewers this week that she had cancer. Ovarian cancer said she..
"bibi" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"Why you should all learn about is having a renaissance But it's a great side. It's a fantastic resource. And he's one of the people. I turn to when i'm trying to figure out what the hell is going on In israeli politics so thanks so much for the show my bladder. So you're like. I feel like idea mu frequently. We've been talking for years now. Often about bb netanyahu. He's no longer the prime minister I think that is objectively great news for for me for the israeli people in my opinion for the us. I think for the world you know there's a lot of questions about how this coalition That replaced him will work. There is some concern that the new prime minister. Neftali bennett is just as right-wing wing. Bibi netanyahu on key issues. He said some really a born things about the palestinian people in the past he has Been a leader of the settler movement. He's been opposed to his who states solution given that context in sort of given the broader coalition. This down in place. How do you think people should be thinking about like the the basic political orientation of this new government as a whole so to answer that we gotta take a quick step back just understand how we got here. Which you know israel people may remember. Had you know what four elections in two years. This was the result of israel. Having two different conflicting things going on one was anti netanyahu majority in terms of voting public. But then hope none of the antimetric majority could actually agree on anything else other than the fact that they wide yacht. San antonio parties disagreed on everything from socialism to capitalism chelsea g. riots right to the palestinians. And so you had an election an election where the now didn't have enough people to create a new government but the opposition could get its act together to create that route. And what change is that yet. You're repeat the israeli opposition leader. This time around. Not in previous rounds managed to actually get everyone together and the same page and form some sort of crazy coalition left center settlers arabs socialists capitalist. They're all in And basically just in order to push out of office and put a new government into office But of course now as you said you end up with government that's quite frankenstein It doesn't seem to agree on anything other than at the now into not And in order to make it work in order to sort of get some right wing parties to join this coalition along with everybody else center. The left of the iras Lapierre even though he had the most seats in the coalition had to give the first two years of the prime ministership at four. Three enough tally. Right this guy who's a former head of the umbrella. Cutler body in israel. Who is a doctrinaire rightwing nationalist religious nationalist someone who has advocated for a very long time. Annexing say sixty percent of the west bank and that was in order to basically create the coalition the first place But basically put in a whole bunch of rules to basically make it impossible for bennett. Actually do most of the things that he would have done if he was prime. Minister was actually the policy. That out So basically both bennett and loved looked. Have vetoes on everything In the coalition so literally. Nothing can get done. They both agree So obviously no accusations happened has acknowledged this he says from coined after a lot of our dreams have just focused on governing. About the other things that people reapply at the same time. You're unlikely to see dramatic steps on. Say a two state solution because bet. It's probably going to say. I don't wanna see that either. And so what you're starting to see from this government at least on this front on the palestinian front is discussions of ways to sort of shrink the points of friction with the palestinians ways to sort of shrink the points of friction with the biden administration with democrats in in you know generally with international community with the europeans. Right saying that. The thing. Our pursued a very confrontational ause all of these fronts. We're gonna start taking account viewpoint that other actors give us. We're not always going to agree but we're going to try to end up somewhere else and we're going to try so you're not going to see some sort of i mean never say never with the middle east. I don't want to sound bite where i looked like a total idiot But you know it seems unlikely that in the next four years you're going to see some match of dramatic shifts but you won't see is also the sorts of things that beebe was playing with. We're going to annex west bank which he tweeted with for quite some time. Yeah that's sort of the very very small nutshell but there's so much more to discuss about this college. Well i have a lot more questions for you. Look good and also sound bites where you look like a total of eight or my bread and butter. Please don't insult them on the show. So you mentioned like three. These powerbrokers right. There's no tally bennett. appeared And then there's months or a boss. You talked a bit about bennett. So who is your lapierre. And why have you called him. Like the real powerbroker in this coalition so yup. He got seventeen seats in the most. Recently israeli election bennett got set. But that's a very big difference now. You're p basically ran the entire electoral strategy for the anti bb block. He went out and did this very weird thing where he said we have enough seats. My party is going gonna do well enough in the election right if you want to vote for other left wing parties or center parties or center right parties that are anti netanyahu. Please do that. Don't try to make my party bigger because that actually won't right. We need to get all these these other parts. The if they got a few seats they wouldn't admitted in right. The arab party. That's in the knesset. Just barely got in the one. That's in the new government and la basically came up with that. He masterminded that and it succeeded. And so you have the leftist socialist party in and you had the centre-left labour party in and you have monster bossi's rum arab party in all of these smaller parties that made it possible to build this compounded coalition and he's the one who negotiated it it. It mean benneton. Sit down and try to get people to sign on paper and figure out what everybody needed to be able to sign onto something that was located job and quite frankly every time something big comes up. This is going to do. Lupita is going to have to do. The same thing again is going to have to go and candidates everybody and try to get everybody on the same page right and do this all over again. It's a very tough job. I wrote that when when they were when he was first. Starting at the beginning of may he not the mandate to try to form a government. i said if lucky manages to solve the rubik's cube of israeli politics. It will be one of the most remarkable features really political history and the beginning of his problems. I think it's now the now the hard work begins right. How do you actually get these people to productive the governor and other things they can do they can pass a budget compromise dozen much. Wrangling couldn't do that in fact..
"bibi" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"From lemonade media. Wherever you get your podcasts all right. We're gonna shift gears to our nbc netanyahu and the little upset to see ben that there's just a breaking news alerts that israel's launching airstrikes into gaza according to palestinian security sources. So maybe we'll be able to track that as we go here but that's very bad news but let's stick to the good news so at long last. Bb than yahoo is no longer the prime minister of israel. He was prime minister for fifteen years including the last twelve in a row now. He's just another racist corrupt authority member of parliament. And that's a good thing on sunday night. The knesset voted in the new government by a single vote. Sixty fifty nine. It was so close that one lawmaker had to leave her hospital bed. Vote and then go back to the hospital. netanyahu's supporters decided to go out in the most obnoxious childish way possible. They heckled the new. Prime minister. And of tally bennett. During his speech netanyahu himself delivered a speech where he pledged to quote. Lead you in a daily battle against his bad and dangerous left wing government and bring down and quote. He also bragged about giving the finger to the united states saying the biden administration asked me not to make our disagreements on the iran nuclear deal public with all due respect to president biden. I refused he. Then compared returning to the iran nuclear deal to decision by fdr not to bomb the tracks that lead to auschwitz in nineteen forty four. Just a truly disgusting offensive comparison in one that makes me just pissed off all over again at the big brains in washington who say the united states can't ever criticize bibi netanyahu publicly when he's like comparing the jcp to the holocaust anyway. Ben gloat intense. Diplomacy y- i will try not to gloat already gloating. This thing's fragile. Bbc's like the monster at the end of a horror movie he comes back but like any parting thoughts any parting words for mister netanyahu. We'll talk much more about the new government coalition in my interview with the ira rosenberg's stick around for that. I mean the the takeaways offer a finger slowly. Different than what i've said before about this No one vigilance is required. Like he's still bear in the same way. That trump is still there like in the same way that he's become even more on the way out just like trump did with all of his fatchett crazy allegations and offensive remarks up number two. Like i think it's interesting booking the full scale and breadth of his opposition. It made me realize this tactic were seeing more and more countries like hungary which obviously right about in my book like the entire opposition. Put this big umbrella over them from former far right party the socialist party to some kind of centrist parties. 'cause they're like you know what we all agree we have to get rid of this guy and then we can fight it out amongst ourselves and i think that's very healthy tactic and it's necessary. It's by the way the same kind of democratic party did hear sound like dorsal. Joe biden exactly right. So i think lesson to be learned right but unifies opposition to get rid of the corrupt autocrat obvi- watching like whether he's convicted. I mean i think that like part of the hope of this new government is in like bb could actually be convicted of all times. He's been indicted for in that. Might more permanently settle. Things in terms of his role is right politics. I think the republican party's full blending together with bb ism and the likud party in israel's like fully completed with me when i saw like nikki haley like tweeting out photos with like that. That nutjob evangelical preacher guy. Jon hagey and oh the calling him. Prime minister netanyahu and there's no longer prime minister in his residence. Where she. I don't know how he's still hanging out at the premise regimens. Yeah so like the republican. Party's embrace of this again. This is garbage. The guy on the where the door bragged about bashing the democratic president. Who was very careful to say he would never criticize. Be publicly like Like let's just let's be able to criticize a government does things we disagree the time and if these reports of gaza true i mean decided nothing really changing the palestinians and you even saw. The government approve a far-right like protests march through some naturally protest kind of like a different site like incitement march basically So you know. Hamas had said they would respond to that and hopefully the need to have consensus misgovernment. whole moderates some extent but But yes let's enjoy being in your being gone recognized that a lot of people worked very hard against long odds to accomplish at least that and gonna enjoy that and then hope israelis take the next step agreed in your head. You know like a not at all naive but like hopeful take on on how things could get better how you could see more air participation in politics a more moderate coalition than what anything you'd see entered in yahoo so we'll see and obviously we'll be tracking. This news balanced turn to nigeria because on june. Fourth the nigerian ministry of information announced that the government had suspended twitter operations in the country. After twitter froze nigerian president muhammadu buhari account in deleted tweets that was interpreted by many as a threat of genocide against ethnic group. That seems like a very good reason. to delete a tweet. Twitter has been an important tool for activists in nigeria. Who wanna raise awareness about issues like police brutality. They want to organize protests so want connect with each other so this suspension is really a big deal for them and they can now be prosecuted if they use a vpn and find some way to tweet. Which many of them are doing because our former president is a selfish arsonist. He decided to weigh in on this matter on his sad little website in he congratulated nigeria for banning twitter. He also encouraged other countries to ban twitter and facebook for quote not allowing free and open speech..
"bibi" Discussed on The Young Turks
"Go to the video okay. Report took just absolute chaos. I mean you can certainly rely on the cops and the situation to intentionally escalated situation over a nonviolent issue which is vaping it's unbelievable Now this is the statement from the cops The incident which was caught in these viral videos Left four teenagers arrested. Authorities said ocean city royals pledged to review the officers actions but also noted in a news release quote. Our officers are permitted to use force per their training to overcome exhibited resistance. I mean they're always going to back this up right. I mean the only way to change this. To really reform policing is four organizing to take place for the protests that continue and it was specifically talking about protests whether it's out on the streets or in other political ways in order to draw attention to these issues to hold people in positions of power accountable for not doing anything in actually reforming policing. And that's the other thing. I just to be clear about the difference between what we saw over the last summer in response to black lives matter. And what needs to be done. The platitudes and the hollow gestures is not reform. Okay i know. I keep giving you guys this particular example. It's because it's the example that comes to mind every single time i think about this issue a beer a black lives matter. Mural is nice. I'm not against fat. But don't allow your local politicians to use that as a substitute for actual police reform. Because that's what we're seeing so guys. You saw the video here. You know what vaping is right. I don't know if some boomers are watching right. It's not something that's dangerous to everybody else. Look the passed an ordinance so you should follow the ordnance right but it's not like you're carrying around. Ar fifteen oh wait. They're allowed to so in a lot of jurisdictions in this country you can carry openly carry weapons including assault rifles. Everybody's hunky dory with no problem. Oh you're vaping in public we're gonna kick the living crap out of you. I mean look. We live in an upside down insane country. We just do and so then you look at that video. Who caused the violence. Was that the kids or was it the cops. There's no dispute at all because of us. It was the cops okay. They shouldn't have been vaping they say. Put it away. Maybe write him a fine. Okay oh my god. I just got hit with a five hundred dollars. Five for keeping itself ranges. It's only how am i gonna pay for that and that's really painful especially if you're a millennial you got no money super painful as a way of enforcing an ordinance. Golden starting a brawl with people who didn't do anything physical kicking the living crap out of them and then when people object kicking asked by the way the guy who picked up the bike of course he was arrested. Everyone involved there. Now we'll have a permanent record as felons. That's insane it's insane. This country constantly does things that are insane and you had the people in power go. I don't see any problem because they won't reform they won't reform any of it so that leads me. It leads me to our to meme well. They're using youtube super chat to viewers. That made really good points. That i wanted to share with you guys. I love doing the show with you. Guys graham henry rooted. I watched the cop and court watches owned video. Look straight to the jury and say that's not how i remember it see. That's so important right there because juries especially older jurors mckean member station with the same thing as i said he grew up in a two. And we we. Those jurors have been told their whole life. They've been programmed to believe that cops in authority always tell the truth so if you show them a video that shows the opposite of what a cop says on the stand a lot of the will believe instead of their own. Is that happens all the time. That's why without any hint of irony. Coppell turn around go. Don't believe your lying eyes. Believe me and that perfectly leads into no new nick consequence rights in never ever ever trust people in power always question them always hold them need. It doesn't matter what suit they wear. And that is something. The media in this country has never told you because they love the status quo and they think that it's their job to protect it. Well these are different days. We must change this system. It is brutal and against us the citizens. Let's take a break when we come back an incredible story about how a right wing marketing company created account specifically posing as leftist to tear left us apart. That's certainly is going on today as well. We'll give you that story and more when we return back onto. It jenkin anna with you anna. This story is insane so a marketing firm with close ties to the right wing has been sowing discord among the left in an effort to essentially give the republican party in edge in elections. This is an incredible story from the guardian That relied on a former facebook employee. Who turned to a becoming a whistle blower about the company's practices and they found some pretty incredible details about just how easy it is for a right wing marketing firm to post accounts that appear to be leftist. When in reality you have right wingers running it so in the apparent attempt to split the democratic vote in a number of close races. The ads that this marketing firm was putting out purported to come from an organization called america progress now or ap ed and use socialist memes and rhetoric to urge left-wing voters to support green party candidates so obviously voting for third party in this two party system puts at least one of the parties in jeopardy of losing right. It'll split the vote and that's what the strategy was here on october. Twenty seven th of twenty eighteen just days before the november six election america progress now began running a series of ads that use leftist motifs such as the red rose emoji and images of bernie sanders and alexandria ocasio cortez to rail against the corporate to party oligarchy and the corporate capitalist wage system. Some of the ads urged voters to choose a third party but others endorsed green party. Candidates by name triggering. Fcc rules for independent expenditures. And we'll get to that in just a second because this activity behavior goes against. Fcc rules but it it really does seem as though laws are really enforced Against people who have the audacity to vape in a non vaping section of ocean of maryland. But anyway so. I also wanted to give you an example of what these memes look like because if you're just an unsuspecting person you would see that and think yeah. These ads are totally put out by a progressive organization. They use pictures of They criticize capitalism Clearly seemed to favor democratic socialism but the whole point is to pose as leftists and then encourage people to vote for third party because the democratic party is worthless. There's no way that they're going to ever accomplish progressive Goals now we know that the possibility of a green party or third party in general winning is nearly impossible just impossible. It's never happened likely won't ever happen unless we literally change our system of government. But jank why don't you jump in. And i'll give you some more details. So let's hope that neurosis is usual here. So are there actual people who believe in the green party course. And that's why they're using this tactic to take advantage because it's so hard to tell who's being genuine and who isn't and by the way the other thing that it does. Is it tricks the people on the left into thinking. Oh these are people who have a good intention. Oh they say that trump might even be better than the democrats on the issues of war or corruption etc way trump. Any better than them at all right. That doesn't make the corporate democrats saying he go either. And so it's easy for a lot of the camps afon the two different absolutist positions here where corporate media my look at this and go. That's it dismiss anyone who's green party. No no that's ridiculous. And then the some. Some of these troll farms will get you to believe..
"bibi" Discussed on The Young Turks
"Take a look. thanks. I want no reason. He was he alright so we that video was posted online and went viral over the weekend. We do have some more details about it But unfortunately that was not an isolated case. So the man's mother identified him as eighteen year old taser griffin. She said the video shows her son. Being hit with a taser on the evening of june sixth while he was in ocean city with a group of friends for senior week she said witnesses told her he was walking on the boardwalk with a tobacco vape when police stopped him and said he wasn't allowed to vape there so apparently ocean city Has passed a pretty strict law now In regard to vaping they only allow vaping in designated areas and the police have been incredibly overzealous about it. in fact there were more cases now. She said her son was arrested by the way and is facing charges including assault in the second degree. He assaulted them. That's what they just saw video. You just saw it yep. He assaulted them. And then we're told no you should always believe cops. I look for those of you who are younger. And you've grown up on social media. You probably didn't hear that right but for those of us grew up earlier. Okay all we ever heard the media for thirty forty years of my life. Forty five years of my life was the cops are saints. The cops always tell the truth. Here's a beloved cop. Tell you the truth. Truth truth anyone who disagrees with a cop is dangerous criminal etc. Now you saw the video. We've seen hundreds of these videos. Please who do you think's telling the truth yet still by the way to this day. There'll be right wingers and conservative democrats. Who look at that video and go. No no. he committed this cans hands up. You guys all saw it. He had his hands up. I mean nothing before. There was nothing after. i know. There's other efforts they Hog tied him and this other thing. It's it's that's the insult to injury. So they assault. You been charged with assault and then on top of that. They want to humiliate you because why he didn't put his. He put his vape pen away but he might have taken it back out. Oh that's it. Let's heard him and then let's pick them up after we tied his hands and feet like well. You know what it's like you know what it's like and so is historical references for people being tied up that way and then let's put him in a cage because he dared to not listen to us for a nanosecond and by the way it's not just social city all across the country the number one thing we teach our cop says if anyone disrespects you physically assault them take away their freedom. Try to ruin their lives. There was more of that over this past weekend We have another video show you this time. It involves four different. Teenagers allegedly the same issue. this is police trying to keep the public safe from vaping if you feel safe After watching video like this. I certainly wouldn't feel safe around these cops. So graphic warning. Let's.
"bibi" Discussed on The Young Turks
"I mean we've been repeating a similar point on this show in regard to passing Some of biden's agenda which is why are we catering to the demands of a party. That lost in the last election. Bipartisanship is in about a we want democrats corp democrats in corporate republicans to agree on. Everything and work together is shirring. You're actually representing the best interests of the electorate which happens to be democrats and republicans. You look at the polling. The vast majority of people yes republicans included Are favourable toward the infrastructure. Bill as the way it was proposed by biden a two point two trillion dollar bill that includes well paying union jobs that includes massive improvements to our infrastructure and a whole host of other provisions. That are incredibly popular. And we're not going to get that passed if we continue pretending as if this arbitrary legislative filibuster Is the way to go. Its that somehow. The more democratic way of doing things and that we need bipartisanship in the senate that ship has sailed. We're living in a different era. And if democrats are serious about actually delivering for their voters then they need to fight aggressively against maintaining the senate filibuster. I feel like a almost everybody's are already convinced on the filibuster that basically we keep yelling at the corporate media because they're the only ones left unconvinced they keep going to the bipartisan senate. Tradition all the horsecrap of joe mansion and the republicans and when we know the history of the filibuster it was done during the jim crow era to defeat civil rights. That's what it was almost exclusively use ford's thought in the constitution. It's not any of those things. The mainstream media by pretending some sort of revere tradition skews while pretending to be objective. Use things towards the status quo which their top biased they have a status quo bias. Now along those lines a great job and defeating one of their talking points. She mentioned right there as i told you. This is a republican led bill. It's not a bipartisan bill. Great the second a mainstream media. Talking point that i woulda gone after there is She's danna bash asked in that interview. Well i mean how are you going to get to fifty. You gotta get to fifty okay. The beloved fifty. It has to be bipartisan right. Now wait a minute. You're making it seem like progressives are blocking the bill when in reality the corporate democrats are blocking binding spill. Xactly biden's bill. This bill was two point three trillion dollars. This is five hundred. Seventy nine billion dollars in new spending. It's about a quarter of biden's bill. So let me get this right. I'm blocking a quarter of his so-called. Bill majored as walking three quarters of it. And yet you're blaming me. No no deal no deal and now they are doing one good thing. That's rhetorically catching on. Which i like. They're saying no climate no deal. If you don't have anything rejoicing. Climate change in this bill. You got no deal at all senator into guys. I want to encourage you progressive voters. You did a great job in reelecting ed markey So for whatever other issues ed markey might have had in the past cetera. We told you that he would be more progressive than the intensity in that race and they were so many wonderful progressives on the ground in massachusetts that's swung race marquee was losing. You guys swung it in his favor through volunteering donations. Everything right and guess what he's now leading the charge in the senate going no deal no climate no deal. That's how politics works. You use your power and then you could actually get what you want. So thank you for believing having hope in fighting for marquis in a way that is now as you can tell made the difference. Let's switch gears a little bit and talk about some police brutality. That took place in maryland. Over the weekend teenager in ocean city maryland was met with brutal violence and excessive force by police who allege that he was vaping now. The following video is difficult to watch. I do want to give you guys a graphic warning but it's important to see how policing is apparently done in ocean city maryland and this is not an isolated case..
"bibi" Discussed on The Young Turks
"Jank we've talked about how important it is for progressive lawmakers in the house to vote as a block and they can withhold their vote as a block until they ensure that they get progressive provisions included in the bill. It looks like that's they're strategizing about and there's also some strategy going on in the senate as well which i'll get to but what do you think about it so i wanna talk about whether it makes sense to block a bill force vote Cetera so this is a good example of that So first of all should they block this bill one hundred percent so overall. Aoc interview as she called corporate democrats which never happens. So i wanna give tremendous credit for that. You say oh. She should have done it three months ago. Six months ago i agree. She should i think she should have done it last term. Okay but let's give credit where credit is due when it finally happens instead of bashing people when they're actually in the middle of doing the right thing okay so it. I criticize them during the fifteen dollars. Minimum wage bill because different circumstances. Call for different reactions here. She's doing the right thing. But even then i would say yes. I would go a little stronger. She said i doubted she should've said no. There's no way we're going to vote for this bill because if you say you doubted it opens a door. You don't want to open this nonsense store. You want to slam shut. Why in this case. Look the covert relief. Bill had a lot of good things in it but it easily could add fifteen dollars minimum wage and we could have made that happen with public pressure. But they're worried about losing tons of good things in that bill. I disagreed with them on strategy. But i'm glad that the parts that pass actually passed and this bill. No this is. A republican led bill republican written bill and they got five corporate democrats. Who already agree with republicans to sign onto it. That's not a bipartisan bill. And it has nothing on climate change unfortunately as we predicted because joe biden doesn't really want to do anything about climate change. That's what no one is telling you right. He never fights for any of his so-called progressive agenda positions. None of them because he doesn't actually believe them. So you have to force that out as well. But that's going to be for a later day. I would do it instantly but i know they got to gather up you know wins as they're doing this etc anyway. That's part of our strategy disagreements. But the bottom line. Is this a bipartisan bill. For a second reason because the american people want a lot more jobs created and they want infrastructure built so it's actually another provision that and another bill that is very very popular. So why didn't you say dana bash or danta bash. Hey you call bipartisan. Just because they got five democrats working with with the republican party but the american people do not agree. The american people are on our side in a bipartisan fashion. Say yes give me more jobs. Yes a give us more infrastructure as cetera so in terms of when to fight here i'll address. That comes up every once in a while. Because i get it. Look some good folks. Were leading the wrong direction. On the nancy pelosi vote on our spiritual speakership that was a very poorly designed strategy. Where they said we don't have a backup option. We don't know what's going to happen next. And we're gonna ask for medicare for all which is enormous priority for progressives but one way to gain power and leverage to get to. They said no. I don't care. I don't care. Let's just a stupid strategy right out of the gate. That has no chance of working so some people tell you you should force every vote. No matter what whether you can win can't win. You have a backup plan. You don't have a backup plan. Your strategy demonstrated by the way. This is super important. Corporate democrats and corporate media will tell you never force a vote under no circumstances. Should you ever do that. What is the correct.
"bibi" Discussed on The Young Turks
"At other. Meat doesn't have the international standing and not doesn't have the credibility he doesn't have the ability. Local alabama doesn't have a government. He doesn't have shuttle the ability to put up genuine opposition from all the differences of which there are many. I'm sure alarm you with us. Arseny incoming government. This is a v. Most important and respectful difference future. The state in israel and israeli prime minister must be able to say no to the president of the united states on matters that endanger our existence with mosses and work in congress in the senate and in public opinion in the greatest democracy. Which is the united states is what i did in two thousand and fishing grissom smoke in the us congress despite the opposition fierce opposition of the precedent face. Who will do this now. Prime minister yayla to attack my speech in congress shallow because most members of the government designates suppose the nuclear agreement. So what netanyahu is referring to there of course is the twenty-fifth nuclear agreement with Benjamin netanyahu also had a tumultuous relationship with president barack obama because obama had the audacity to demand that stop building settlements in the west bank and the gaza strip. And so that's what he's referring to what he says that. I was the one who was willing to go against the united states. And he's trying to make this accusation that enough Naphtali bennett will govern differently. But there's really no indication that's the case and jank. I want you to take it over from here about that issue so as usual. This topic requires a lot of nuance. But the first part of it is clear don't goes netanyahu goes netanyahu. I couldn't be more happy about that. So thank you israel for making that happen. Netanyahu is the worst of the worst. He's basically dick cheney and donald trump combined so he has the warmonger tendencies of dick cheney and also to some degree donald trump and he's a personally corrupt pathological liar. Total narcissists has started several conflicts for his own political benefit. He's a monster. So good riddance. He was in office here for twelve years in a row the previous to that. He was in office for three years. Fifteen horrible Ears at least in terms of the political governess of israel and it only lead to more conflict. More war oppression. He will not be missed by anyone. Outside of rabid right wingers who wanted nothing but more war now. The reason it's new us is because his replacement is not much better. Historically his some of his statements have been even worse than netanyahu's now but that's not the end of the story either. He is part of a coalition government in a parliamentary system. You must have almost always. Sometimes you could win an outright majority but almost always a coalition government and it depends on. Who's in your coalition. But first let's tell you what a terrible guy neftali bennett this now. You're not going to get this for any of the mainstream media obviously right now. My god israel israel israel. Netanyahu has gone. They began to realize you know eight years too late. Then maybe netanyahu's a rabid right winger right but with bennett right now. of course. the. Joe biden are blinking. Are secretary state are all like. Oh that is so great so wonderful yes yes yes no. That's not true. They've probably been at said quote. I've killed a lot of arabs in my life. And there's no problem with that. Now look in the military you mighty killed people. But when you specifically say i've killed arabs and i have no problem with that. Well that's obviously toxic comment and gives you a state of mind but it doesn't matter every comment is like that. And he's a his. Party's a pro settler party. He they believe that they should have all of the land and the palestinian's hence accordingly no rights at all and he does not believe in a palestinian state. He actively fights against one on the settlements. He said we should build build build. And that's of course over palestinian territory. So in that sense he's not only a warmonger. He's an occupier and remember. He was deep allies netanyahu before he decided well one and i just take his power right and then finally he said a palestinian state is pointless and that he would never advocate for one and never allow one so that the new boss is not that different than than the old boss but within his coalition are moderate parties is in fact even an arab party within israel. And it is a tenuous coalition. It's sixty to fifty nine and one hundred and twenty person parliament Enough totally bet his own party only six seats out of one hundred and twenty. He cobbled together the coalition and he goes to aggressively guess. Palestinians presumably the coalition would fall apart because of their parties in the moderate. Party's et cetera. Which then brings us back in yahoo. Who said not only the comments you saw but he said i would lead you in this. Very trumpian in a daily struggle struggle against the evil and dangerous leftist government in order to topple it. He says on day one god willing it will happen a lot faster than you think almost word for word. Donald trump said so. That's habibie netanyahu's and one. Other thing i wanted to add about bennett is in the speech that we showed you or the portion of the speech we showed you featuring netanyahu he talks about how He was a far better leader because of the fact that he was willing to go against the united states and the iran nuclear deal which by the way as we all know donald trump ripping up the iran. Nuclear deal did not make the world safer. It made it less safe. And that's exactly what. Benjamin netanyahu was demanding. Well dolly bennett is really no different as axios reports. But it took a hard line on the iran. I'm sorry hard. Line on the iran deal in his speech so he gave a speech as well saying that it was a mistake in twenty fifteen and it remains today and You know it really at this. Point is abundantly clear that it doesn't really matter who the prime minister of israel it is You're gonna get the same response from the us government. And i'll give you the response from joe biden so the white house said biden offered his warm congratulations and expressed his firm intent to deepen cooperation between the united states and israel on the many challenges and opportunities facing the region biden said his administration plans to work closely with the israeli government on efforts to advance peace security and prosperity for israelis and palestinians and underscored his decades of steadfast support for the us israel relationship and his unwavering commitment to israel's security. And that wasn't the end of it you also have An official statement coming from the pentagon coming from the defense secretary. Lloyd -person for loyd austin said secretary austin looks forward to continuing the important cooperation dialogue with minister guns. He will remain The defense minister To deepen the us israel strategic partnership the us commitment to israel's security remains iron clad so while it's great to have benjamin netanyahu out We also have to be real about how the us perspective or perception on peace in that region remains the same and it hasn't been good as we know what we got from. The biden administration repeatedly during the latest round of violence and aggression toward the palestinians was. Israel has the right to defend itself. They're going to continue on with that. Talking point and neftali bennett as the prime minister is really no different. From benjamin netanyahu even though he does yes have this coalition government behind him so so just a quick note on how similar the governments are unfortunately. it was defense minister under netanyahu. He continues to be defense minister under bennett. So against is to the left of netanyahu. because it's near impossible to be the to the right of netanyahu. also the guy who talked about wiping out the palestinians and the recent conflict so yes there are a lot of good guys within the moderate and left wing israeli politics and we applaud that the fact that they helped to get netanyahu not a lot of peaceful folks and the right wing of israeli government. I've said vicious things about palestinians any plan to continue the occupation. It seems for an forever and ever but one last thing about our role in this as america. One of the selling points valley bennett was i will get along with both republican and democratic presidents and then yahoo endangered israel by paying aside and supporting the republicans. And that's why you saw netanyahu say what he said. Oh i have courage. I took on the democrats. We don't need no stinking democrats by the way democrats still while he was in office. Well what can we do for you. He's spitting in your face. You could actually eat have courage to stand up to him anyways. But but ben its position is basically no. We're not going to give the palestinians a state and if need be we're going to keep on bombing them..
"bibi" Discussed on The Young Turks
"Actor and show you exactly who he is. The reason we're doing in the bonus episode is because it's so wrong that we can't show it on some of the platforms that were on If you're not a member that's okay. We will put it up on major platforms that we can show it on later. Okay so it's important to you. Guys see these because there are a world of liars out there and so we will expose them uncover them and take them on on a lot of people. Have the courage to do that. But we've been taking on powerful people and everyone else in between for the last nineteen years and we will not shy from a fight so with that being said let's to today's news. All right well. We begin with International news out of israel. Israel has formed a new government essentially ousting prime minister benjamin netanyahu from office. He has been The prime minister for the last twelve years and This was really an interesting effort. By a coalition government Meant to oppose him out ten and this coalition government is essentially a group of smaller parties Many of which have giant disagreements with one another but have one agreement which is the importance of ousting. Benjamin netanyahu from the position of prime minister. Now naftali bennett is the new prime minister and the coalition government for the first time includes arab representation. Your lapid will be benefits coalition. Let me give you some more details. The israeli parliament on sunday approved the new power-sharing government by bennett the orthodox leader of israel's religious nationalist movement and a former netanyahu aide in a close vote of confidence sixty to fifty nine with one abstention. Now i want to know. I'm sure you've already noticed that we're talking about a prime minister. Who worked very closely with. Netanyahu has an aid. Someone who's described as a religious nationalist and that is obviously relevant for anyone. Who's wondering if this new coalition government will lead to any significant changes in the treatment of palestinians. it does not appear to be the case Especially given the leadership here and given the only real agreement that the coalition government has Or the various parties in the coalition has and that is just the effort to oust. Benjamin netanyahu who to be quite frank has been incredibly brutal two palestinians and has been A an authoritarian leader. Now the new government is fragile really emphasized that and netanyahu's likud run. Government will now be replaced with a hodgepodge of israeli parties. That came together around the prospect of removing the sitting prime minister despite their limited agreement on a few issues. I wanna get to the white house's response to this. But before i do so i also want to provide a video of benjamin netanyahu's final speeches prime minister Because he did not In any way appreciate this effort and is not happy about the fact that he's been ousted from the from being prime minister So he kinda had this earth reaction to it. Let's take a look.
"bibi" Discussed on Start Here
"But majority in two thousand eighteen. At the time special counsel robert muller was investigating links between the trump campaign and russia and doj was looking into leaks of classified information to this first story. I ran late last week. I was gobsmacked we were shocked to hear that members of congress is phone. Records were pulled along with family members a minor included but now this new report from over the weekend. That abc news has confirmed that the fact that the white house counsel the person that is the lawyer for the executive office of the president that his phone records and his wife's phone records were pulled by apple and given over the department of justice. It's mind blowing. Mcgann was a link between the white house and the doj and often reportedly the subject of president. Trump's frustrations especially after mcgann says he ignored trump when trump wanted muller fired the latest mostly dealing with obviously very sensitive information on behalf of the government on behalf of the presidency. And we don't know what it was for. you know. The the apple handed over and complied with the subpoena. In two thousand eighteen. Only just informed don mcgann the former white house counsel and his wife last month because there was a gag order that had been in effect but only three years later it finally got lifted. Well and so. We've talked before about how like how how higher the bar is when. Someone's looking to subpoena a lawyer. Because they deal with with your confidential privilege stuff and you're saying we still don't quite know even what they were investigating. We have no idea what they were investigating. All we know is that this was two thousand eighteen apple. Got the subpoena apple comply with the subpoena and apple. Might not have known who this was. Four they get subpoenas like this all the time from the federal government. They just pass along the meta data and goal on their merry way so to see where this story has just ricocheted over the course of the last four days that it's gone from capitol hill into the second floor of the white house. I gotta tell you brad. Ice vote to a senior official that served in the trump white house. They literally said maybe they took my records to while. Well that's the thing like we've seen members of congress right. We're talking about members of congress. Having their meta data sees members of congress have come under investigation before but if one branch of government is using its power to spy on another one because they're upset with what they're up to. That's watergate level stuff so i guess it doesn't matter what they were investigating you're right but here's the thing. I gotta stress this on this story. We truly don't know no. We've seen attorney general. Bill barr the former attorney general. Come out and say he had no knowledge of this. We have not heard from attorney. General jeff sessions. Who was the attorney general at the time that these subpoenas were long so we don't know what his knowledge or his deputy rod rosenstein knowledge was other outlets are reporting that they claim not to have known about it but they have not gone on the record in any way shape or form but it does raise a lot of questions and certainly when you talk about the two members of congress here what matters to donald trump is what matters to him personally and politically the rest. Our national security our allies. None of that matters compared to get this pathetic person sees had adam shift. Who now is the chairman of the house. Intelligence committee and eric swallow who was on. That committee is well. I've watched adam schiff league. He's a corrupt politician. Is a leaker like nobody's ever seen before. Those are two democrats that donald trump attacked constantly remember at one point. Donald trump was on twitter. You might have forgotten about that pencil. Neck adam schiff got the smallest snack. I've ever seen. Shifty shift was what donald trump would tweet about. The california congressman. But you'd have to think she. Could they really go this lovell. Could they really weapon is the department of justice and turn the do jane. Donald trump's private law firm. We just don't know there's a lot more questions a lot more investigations and we did learn at the end of last week. The department of justice referred this to the internal inspector general. They bred have launched a probe to figure out what happened here. The did these dates that you've been throwing out john. They're all twenty seven teams when trump's inaugurated twenty eighteen is the next year before even the midterms self from the beginning of the trump administration. So think people are going to be asking. Is there a reason to think that this would be the last time. The doj would have marshaled. Its power like this. I'm not gonna ask you to predict whether there are more stories coming out but that clearly will be the next question johnson. Thanks so much. Thank you one more quick break when we come back. We get a whale of a tale for you. One last thing is next. Americans are finally learning the truth this summer about tulsa oklahoma buried underneath the city or what could be the answers to a century old mystery the remains of victims from the tulsa race massacre of nineteen. Twenty one how did this happen. Who was responsible. And how do we move forward. That's what we're trying to answer in tulsa buried truth available now wherever you listen to podcasts and one last thing imagine your new england bar with a bunch of fishermen you say to one of them. That's kind of a gnarly scar. Where'd you get it and the guy says to you. oh that. I got swallowed by a whale. Once it's either he's going to let me go or this is where i'm going to die until this weekend. I would've told you definitely definitely do not fall for that but recently a man was admitted to a massachusetts hospital after he had apparently been swallowed by a whale. Here's the scenario. Michael packard commercial lobster diver meaning instead of traps. He swims down to the ocean floor and grabs lobsters off. The ground will according to packard. That is when he built something huge. Just close around and everything went. Dark is first instinct was that he was being attacked by a great white shark which are often spotted in this area but then he realized he wasn't injured but instead he was inside of a way over just swallowed him whole and then i thought this.
"bibi" Discussed on Post Reports
"In gaza on a practical level. I don't think that this new government were to be sworn in will change much about the immediate ceasefire or the approach of israel in the longer term to relations with palestinians in in gaza or the west bank. The consensus in in my view among political observers here is that this coalition is really hamstrung in taking on those big issues in affecting much change in issues of negotiations with the palestinians or for example with the settlements expansion of the settlements or restrictions on the settlements on the other hand. Last night was remarkable. For another reason it marked the first time. The first significant time that an arab israeli party a party of palestinians who live in israel signed onto a coalition government usually arab parties. Kind of sit that out. They don't participate quite at that level. This time through quite a remarkable series of events through the campaign and through the negotiations after the election. One arab party is a signatory to the new coalition. And it's not just an error party. It's actually relatively fundamentalist islamist party. That's a remarkable achievement. It has very heartening to both jewish israelis in arab israelis who would like to see more participation who think that's possibly a path to better integration better relations in also more practical level for more government support for arab communities who do feel in many cases like second class citizens in israel where do the arab israeli faction of this coalition. Where do they fall on palestinian independence. And what's the likelihood that they would actually change anything for. The palestinian people are anything to ease the israeli palestinian conflict the arab israeli party that has decided to participate in this coalition. It's called the rahm party and the leader of mansoura boss has really played both sides of the israeli. Leave split here. He actually has negotiated with netanyahu and with this change coalition and in both cases. What he said is what he wants to do is improve government services to israel's arab citizens and that means largely matters of crime. There's a real crime problem. In israeli arab communities and significantly construction permits the right to build a home is a hugely controversial issue here in a lot of arab communities they suffer from enforcement of very strict building codes that They would say are not applied equally in jewish communities. So boston said what i want is a government that will be kindlier and more generous towards arab communities. And i really don't care that much. Whether it's benjamin netanyahu or neftali bennett right or left or centrist. It's a very pragmatic game and not all the palestinians living in israel support him but it has succeeded in putting him very much at the center of this moment of israeli politics in a way that really no arab party in israel has ever been before so it sounds like israel is facing this potential. You know monumental political shift but when it comes to house tinians it is more of the same. I think that's right. The change might come in the way. The palestinians who live in israel interact with the government feel represented by their government but in terms of the the conflict with palestinians overall in the west bank and in gaza. I think it's more likely that nothing will change. There are actually be sort of a restriction on addressing those issues by this very complex and conflicted government the next likely prime minister of israel. As the neftali bennett who is very much aligned. With the hard line pro settler faction of israeli politics in in in many many ways. He is more conservative in that way than benjamin. Netanyahu says he has said some very very hard line things about his absolute opposition to an independent palestinian state. In that way. I don't think palestinians are very encouraged by the change. Netanyahu has made comebacks before. This was not his first time serving as prime minister. Is he done for good politically time. I think it would be very foolish. Account benjamin netanyahu out either as we try to see if this potential coalition can receive parliamentary approval in the next ten or twelve days. I think there's a lot of points. At which netanyahu's pressure campaign could actually have effect or even beyond that if he were to be relegated to the opposition for the first time in twelve years that his political career is over. Netanyahu has tremendous very deep been very passionate support among roughly half of the israeli people. He is on trial for corruption but in israel the judicial process his years. Long you know. Be quite some time before. There's.
"bibi" Discussed on The Young Turks
"Everyone welcome back to it. Anna cass. Burian and ryan grim with you. Everyone check out ryan's work over at the intercept where he serves as the dc bureau chief and also deconstructed his podcast which i find to be fantastic You just had ri- I'm sorry lord windsor on ryan and she was fantastic good episode and we're gonna talk a little bit about the filibuster in the senate later in the show which i'm sure you have a lot to say about but anything else you want to plug although in that last segment i. Did you think that. Netanyahu kind of forgot lindsey graham's name for a second he was like he's like israel doesn't have a better friend than you pregnant and he says. And then he says lindsay. Senator lindsey graham like it was slowly coming coming back to him so i enjoyed that. At least i know. I noticed that. But i don't know if it's because he genuinely like just forgot the name or had like you have those moments sometimes like when you're having a spontaneous conversation or you want to cite someone you just forget the name for half a second. So maybe that's what happened but it was. What i actually really enjoyed was how. How sad lindsey graham is like. He's just he's so fake and clearly has no guiding principles. Other than what. Can i do to protect my own position of power. What can i do to you know. Continue perpetuating lies regarding foreign policy like lindsey. Graham is the type of guy who has never seen a war that he did not support like he loves warmongering And so it's just it's his statements about iran are so frustrating considering what he and donald trump and other republicans have done since the signing of the iran nuclear deal has made the world less safe and then they parade around pretending as if they want to protect national security. It's just so ridiculous. Yeah we talk about like politicians being vessels for you know whatever energy is is Is is waning or waxing At the moment. But there really is not a better example than than lindsey graham. You know this is the guy who was doing kerry graham a climate change bill just a couple of years ago. He was the guy that was constantly negotiating with democrats talking about being reasonable moderate. And now he's ready to burn the whole thing down Oh by the way reminded me as on plugs the. Typ store has my book in stock again So we've got people so you can get it over it over shop shop y t the last time i was on You guys Took off the shells. The viewers took it off the shelves at that was that was I've that felt. I felt great But now there are a bunch more on those sheltie shells. Go go go by guys okay. Let's make sure that book yet. Clear amount. I love that such a great book all right well. Let's get to texas because governor. Greg abbott is now threatening the state legislature for blocking of voter suppression law. So i wanna give you those details. Democratic in the great state of texas did something. That's honestly a little unexpected of democratic lawmakers they blocked successfully blocked a voter suppression bill in the state now that doesn't necessarily mean that they have defeated the legislation. And we don't have anything to worry about because governor greg abbott and republican Calling for another special session in order to pass the bill and he is threatening state lawmakers for what they have done so the texas bill which you should know It's known as senate bill. Seven passed the senate along party lines early sunday after an all night debate. The bill came up in the house for a final approval sunday evening and this is where things start to get good now hours. After hours of this debate and delaying tactics the chamber journed after democratic lawmakers left in protest breaking a quorum and ending debate. At least one hundred. Legislators must be present to conduct business so this effectively blocked the passage of the legislation. And that's really important especially when you read the details about what the proposed legislation would do as nbc news reports. The sweeping bill would limit voting. Hours make it more difficult to vote by mail and empower partisan poll-watchers the final version would also preserve the elimination of twenty four hour. Polling stations and drive thru voting centers. Both of which harris county the state's largest democratic stronghold introduced last year in an election that had required turnout and remember the last thing. Gop lawmakers want to do both on a state and national level is make it easier for people to vote. They don't want to expand voting rights. They want to ensure that. It's more of an obstacle to decrease the number of people voting. The bill would also prohibit sunday voting before one pm which critics said was an attack on what is commonly known as souls to the polls get out the vote campaign. Used by black church congregations nationwide. Gee i wonder why before. I get to the threats by governor greg abbott. I do wanna bring you in ryan because this is clearly. A tactic used in in many red states or in in states that flipped from republican to democrat effectively voting for biden over trump and republican lawmakers are freaking out about that and they're trying to restrict voting and what republicans are is a super complicated in the text of the legislation but On a underneath it all. It's quite simple. They try to figure out where democrats vote when they vote and what method they used to vote and then they restrict all three of those you know and so they've they've realized that they you know they they use they use mail more than Republicans do because trump told them not to use the mail so the restricting The mail they they use voting and early voting drop off locations and so they're So there Restricting nose and they'd not because democrats Are are more working class. Voters they have to vote outside of the kind of nine to five that you can get to the polls at they. they saw. The democrats are voting meal before and after that and on weekends and so they're restricting that as well and so that's how they can You know try to claim that that what they're doing is is legal and it's worth remembering that if they tried to do this before two thousand thirteen. When john roberts eviscerated the voting rights act it would have been tossed out. You know you. The state like taxes was not allowed to change its election laws without the approval of the department of justice since since the voting rights act of nineteen sixty five was passed precisely for this reason because they as target minority voters so abbott is now calling for another special sessions in order to ensure the passage of this legislation..
Bibi, Its Cold Outside: Israel's Improbable Coalition
"Political rivals of benjamin netanyahu appear to be closing in on a deal that would end his reign. As israel's longest serving prime minister roadshow chamois with slaley whole elliott be done yesterday. Opposition leader yahya low-paid announced that in a week the state of israel can be in a different era. His is one of group of parties attempting to form a coalition. That would remove mr netanyahu from power. Mister lobbied a unity government means dominica's show at the prime minister in such a coalition. Would to begin with b. Neftali bennett a former aide to mr netanyahu who now leads his own right-wing party cadila kim shelat the partnership would rescue israel from a tailspin. Be medina massey arranging a workable. Coalition will be a challenge. The parties have fundamentally conflicting ideologies. Another obstacle mr netanyahu alf who warned in his own press conference on sunday that such a government would be a threat to israel's security fillets move fellas all after four elections in two years. Political stability is long overdue in israel but a convoluted effort simply to unseat. Mr netanyahu might not be enough to get there
Always be their Bibi? Israel votes, again
"Israel have voting today for the fourth time in two years prime minister. Benjamin netanyahu is once again fighting for re election. After his unity government with ganz collapsed in december. It might feel a bit like deja vu but a lot has changed since the last election in the pandemic's early days this time around. Mr netanyahu has centered his campaign on israel's world-beating vaccination program and the home the nationally swim. Yes on the call is a coolum the competition that mr netanyahu and his likud party will face lifted. He's now up against the parties headed by several former allies. What hasn't changed is that the prime minister remains under indictment in three corruption cases charged with bribery fraud and breach of trust charges. He's denied and once again. Coalition building will be key. Post-election horse trading will decide whether israel gets a lasting government or yet another date with the ballot box
Dispute Over Reopening Schools In Chicago Could Lead To Teachers Strike
"Tens of thousands of students in chicago were expecting to be back in the classroom today instead chicago public schools and the teachers union are in a standoff over what schools should do and how and this clash could end in a strike by teachers. Here's sarah car from our member station. Wbz the union in the school district failed to reach a deal over reopening school staff and teachers worry that returning to class will compromise their health and safety mayor lori. Lightfoot has stressed the need for in person learning. We have to have a sense of urgency and passion because our children's lives are hanging in the balance. She says too. Many students are struggling and yet a majority of parents in the district are choosing to keep their children learning at home for the sixty seven thousand students whose parents have asked for in person. Learning the mayor has demanded teachers report to school today but the teachers union has refused if that refusal continues mayor lori lightfoot says she will block thousands of union members from teaching remotely and that could lead to a strike which was shut down classes of any kind for all students. One of the sticking points is a witch staff can and should be given accommodations people with qualifying. Medical conditions are allowed to work from home. But not so for every teacher who lives with someone at heightened risk of severe covid. Chicago teachers union vice. President stacy davis gates educators and serve this city. They live with people who have comber. Betty's bay care for people who have co are bibi's the union is fighting for a staggered reopening linked to the vaccine rollout. Meanwhile parents are at odds over. Reopening willy president says he wants his four year old daughter to be back in in person school. The fact is she will never ever give these years back and so we wanna make sure to restart our kids on a strong foundation but a majority of chicago public school. Parents have made clear. They don't yet want their children back in school. Many say they don't feel like it is safe enough for their children or their teachers. The school district and the teachers union are scheduled to continue talking to meet today. Those meetings will take place remotely not in person for npr news. I'm sarah carp in chicago.
Why Does the Year Start on January 1?
"Every year. The earth orbits around the sun and we celebrate each revolution on new year's day. But what's so special about this particular spot in our orbit. Why do we use january first as the start of our year as opposed to some other day as we go back in history. Most human civilizations did not use a solar calendar they used. Lunar calendar's in fact if you look at the traditional calendars for countries such as china vietnam or for religion such as judaism and islam. They have lunar calendars and their new year's day changes it state every year. Our current calendar can be traced back to ancient rome. The very early romans way back at the founding of the city used to have ten months and that ten months system is still reflected in many of the names of our months today. Their first month was marcus named after the god mars which we call march after march came the months of april ass- maya's and junius the months after this. We're just named after their number until he has sex tellus september october november and december so yeah december are twelve months really means the ten months in latin likewise with november october and september however. Ten months didn't really fit nicely into a year. They had two full months worth of leftover dates. That didn't really fit into any month to rectify this around the year. Seven hundred pc. The roman king numa added two more months to the counter. I annual areas named after the roman god janus and february's which was now the last and shortest month of the year for romans. The beginning of each month was called the callan's so the start of the year was the callans of march or mark. I then at some point and no one is quite sure. When the year began being counted on the calendar of i warious january went from being the eleventh month to being the first month. This might have had something to do with the start of terms for consoles. Romans named their years after the two consuls and power instead of numbering them so for example the year fifty nine bc. Julius caesar wisconsin with kelp. Biblis it was known as the year of caesar bibi however was weak so there was a running joke that it was the year of julius. Caesar it might also had something to do with the fact that january i was the callans closest to the winter solstice. Caesar is actually really important to this story. While the names of the months were very similar to the months we have today. The keller itself was still a mess. Caesar instituted changes to fix this problem. Anti adopted the suggestions of a greek astronomer named side of alexandria suggested going to a tropical year more on that in a bit and created the three hundred sixty five day year with a leap year every fourth year. So that's pretty much. The story right. The roman set january is the first day of the year julius. Caesar sets the julian calender. And we get to where we are today. Nope because in the middle ages the system fell apart completely at the five sixty seven council of tours and there were a whole bunch of different councils of tours so you have to specify. The church declared that january. I was not to be celebrated as the new year as it was a pagan tradition. What replace january first. Well nothing there were. A whole bunch of different days celebrated oliver europe for centuries. Some places used christmas. Which was the winter solstice on. The julian calendar some use the floating date of easter someone back to the old roman march first. And some if you remember back to the episode on why. Christmas is on december twenty fifth us. The important date of march twenty-fifth start of the new year eventually. For a whole host of reasons pope gregory the thirteenth the problems with the julian calender and use the opportunity to standardize the new year back to being january first for good measure. They also made january first holiday which it still is. Today originally january. I was the feast of the circumcision of jesus. But now it's just called the solemnity of mary. Of course not. Everyone was on board with the new calendar. Catholic countries were quick to adopt it but protestant and orthodox countries were not in particular. One country was very late to adopt january first as the beginning of the new year. That country was england. England celebrated their new year on march twenty fifth. In fact their colonies in the americas. Did this as well up until seventeen. Fifty two in seventeen. Fifty england passed what was known as the calendar new style. Act also known as chesterfield's act which is when they adopted the gregorian calendar. The very first thing mentioned in the act was the problem with using march twenty fifth as the new year when everyone else in europe used january first including scotland so when england finally adopted january first as the start of the new year. So did the american colonies for the first time today. Most countries now use the gregorian calendar even if it's only for business purposes to stay instinct with the rest of the world new year celebration such as ted in vietnam chinese new year or rosh hashanah are still traditional festivities held on different days all over the world. The fact remains that there's nothing astronomically significant about january first even though it celebrating an astronomical event aka revolution around the sun so if we were starting new calendar from scratch. What would we pick before. I mentioned that sausage unease of alexandria suggested we celebrate a tropical year and pick that word carefully as opposed to a solar year because there are two types of solar years and they're very similar a tropical year is the time from one season to the next based on win the solstices occur. The current years based on the gregorian calendar are tropical years. However there's also a thing known as ideal year which is when we measure the position of earth based on the location of stars the difference between a ideal year and a tropical year is very small. He said you real year is only twenty minutes longer. This can add up. However the difference between the julian calendar and the gregorian calendar is only eleven minutes per year and that caused a lot of problems over the centuries this has to do with the procession of the orbit that is constantly changing their to logical places to define a new year based on astronomic principles. The i would be one of the solstices. This is something that humans have pictured for thousands of years and have recognized its importance. The winter solstice also is in too far away from january. First the solstice really has more to do with the tilt of the earth however and not the orbit of earth there is something significant about the orbited the earth. That is a point. We could use and oddly enough. It's really close to january. First even though the ancients had no clue the orbit of the earth around the sun is close to circular but it isn't perfectly circular it's a slight ellipse hence there is a point where the earth is closest to the sun. And it's called the para helium perihelion in the year. Twenty twenty one takes place on january second the date of para helium drifts. Over time in the year twelve forty-six para helium actually took place on the same date as the salsas in the year. Six thousand four hundred and thirty it will take place. On the spring equinox so january first is the start of our year which marks astronomical event even though the data itself has no astronomical significance set by the romans abandoned by the church only to be later adopted once again by the church so as the romans did celebrate the callans of january which honors janice the roman god with two faces one which looks into the past at the old year and one which looks into the future at the new
"bibi" Discussed on Help! I Suck At Dating with Dean, Vanessa and Jared
"Hey welcome back to help. Eye-socket dating all you suck army. We have a very special wonderful beautiful guests who is online right now. I'll tell you my wife. Ashley speaks of this person so highly. I'm not joking. I mean it's beyond beyond i'm not joking when ashley says you might be the prettiest girl that's ever been on the bachelor i swear to god she said this before so bibiana julian. Everybody thank you. That's our reach. Because i feel that the ladies that go on the show are all extremely beautiful. So i love actually somewhat. She's like the best hype girl. I know you guys. I know it's wish you guys hang out more. I know you live down in florida Because you were obviously on winter games a season that i don't speak of but that's okay but you guys became really close throughout that experience. Yeah i she was awesome. Yeah we won't get into winter games. You know it's all right. I'm just teasing. So how are you. what are you up to. how's life. i'm good. I mean life is life is going I it's just funny. I was catching up with one of the producers. And i'm pretty close to and tuesday cow are you and i'm like i am twenty twenty right now. is just like lots of ups and downs normal stuff. I have really good weeks and another week like one two six year. And oh my god what overall very good and healthy. So i can't complain. I see your think. That's the big. That's the big takeaway to as long as we're staying healthy. That's the most important thing right. Yeah how are you guys doing. We're doing well actually. So i like. I said i see that. Your christmas tree is up We're putting up currently right now. It's it's a big tree though so it's taking a lot of extensive work but it's a it's a family Situation we're all putting some work into this for ashley. She gets away with it. I don't know why it's ridiculous but we're doing well..
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives at courthouse for start of corruption trial
"A big court room drama has begun in Jerusalem today the state of Israel versus Benjamin Netanyahu the longest serving prime minister in Israel's history is now the country's first sitting prime minister to face criminal charges while still in office if convicted he could spend years behind bars corruption scandals are brought down other leaders in Israel but not Netanyahu's just begun a new term NPR's Daniel Estrin is joining us now from the courthouse and we should say there is some delay on the line Daniel what was the scene when the turn of a right to the courthouse and he gave a surprise fifteen minute speech on live TV he was surrounded by some of his ministers any alleged that this is all one big conspiracy he said the police justice officials the media are all trying to take me down he said the left wing doesn't like that I won't remove Jewish settlements in the west bank and the left wing couldn't vote me out for more than a decade so they're trying to take me down in courts we journalists were in the courthouse we watched the hearing on closed circuit TV screens everyone in the courthouse wore face masks including Netanyahu and throughout the whole hearing you could hear Bibi Netanyahu supporters right outside the courtroom and the courthouse if they were with loud speakers they were playing music they were singing BB king of Israel so no backing down either from the prime minister or his supporters quickly remind us what charges he's facing well the most serious charges bribery he's accused of using his power to pull strings with government regulations to help a media mogul make hundreds of millions of dollars and in exchange getting secret control over a leading news website he allegedly got to dictate what headlines and articles would appear and that apparently went on for years including he was running for reelection and then he's also charged with fraud and breach of trust for other alleged deals with other media moguls and Netanyahu's defense here is that the charge is totally bogus no leader in the history of democracy has ever been accused of bribery for press coverage what is expected for how the trial will play out and whether it will affect Netanyahu's new term in office well today the toenails lawyers argued that they need about a year and a half just to go over all the evidence and prepare before the trial can actually start in full swing and then when it does the entire trial could take a couple years more there are hundreds of witnesses his former aides may testify against him in court and he doesn't have to step down until a final conviction in the Supreme Court appeal if there is one so for years you know he will try to project in this as usual but every move he makes every decision he makes as a leader there will be speculation you know is he trying to distract from his trial this is never happened before an Israeli prime minister facing a criminal trial and also running a country at the same time what does this say about where Israel is right now but on the one hand I think it says it is a strong message that no one is above the law in Israel not even the prime minister on the other hand it's on you know is sending the message that he is an exception you know other senior officials who were indicted on corruption charges have resigned Netanyahu refuses and you know it shows that he is strong politically his political opposition is weak none of this for years all these bribery allegations none of it brought down that's on you know
Swearing-in of new Israeli government delayed by infighting
"As both prime minister. Benjamin Netanyahu and then head of the opposition Ganz repeatedly failed to form a coalition. The political deadlock is over tonight. The pair will inaugurate a new unity. Government Mister Netanyahu will be prime minister for eighteen months before handing over to Mr. Gaunt's swearing in late by day after America's secretary of State Mike pompeo broke a travel hiatus to fly Jerusalem and meet with both leaders there. He discussed joint efforts to counter of influence in the region campaign that we have been part of To reduce the resources that the ayatollah has to inflict harm here and Israel and all across. The world has borne fruit. It has been successful. And we're GONNA stay added. There's still work to do what wasn't publicly addressed or Israel's plans for the West Bank mister. Netanyahu campaigned on promises to annex parts of the Occupied Territories. That's just one point of contention between his Likud Party and Mister Ganz's blue and white coalition as the long-awaited government gets down to work two political rivals who've been swearing in their campaigns not to trust each not to allow each other to be prime. Minister are now basically going to guarantee each other as prime minister over the next three or four years feffer. It's our Israel correspondent reporting from Jerusalem. Any guns in the parties supported him in arranging. This government will receive an equal number of ministers in cabinet ministers of Likud and the other parties which supported and it's supposed to have equal footing INC cabinet and both their prime minister and the ultimate primates and into the our against who will have those titles and swapped those titles eighteen months. Both of them have the power veto over the government's agenda so that's the basic framework of how this is supposed to work but obviously almost any kind of government decision policy could lead to a crisis one of the things that's lingered over this question for sixteen months. Is this corruption trial of Mister? Netanyahu faces how will that work under this unity government ten days from the swearing? Elvis new government now is scheduled to Face Jerusalem District Court in three charges of fraud one charge of bribery and now of course is denying all. These charges doesn't seem that he can evade his day in court and to make sure that the court system does hold to account the Justice Ministry has been handed to one of the many guns his allies. They're saying is going to ensure that the case goes ahead but we can expand to try and find various ways to erode and undermined the case against him. We're already seeing from various Internet proxies in the media very vicious campaign against the Attorney General. Who decided on the charges against him? And this will continue to be the undercurrent to the new government's first few months so assuming that this unity government can get past the corruption trial and get back to governing. How much faith do you have in them? Being able to stick together given how much mistrust there is between these guys. Well the distrust within this new government is endemic. And there's no question about it and gets into narrow. Spent sixteen months slagging each other off so suddenly beginning to work together. Maybe have a daunting prospect. But yes I remember. That guy has in the past. Been the commander of the Israeli army underneath also. He does have a history of working well together with the Asian. The new ministers in this government will be eager to get down to work and they really sick and tired of campaigning. For the last sixteen months is really politics has been in limbo so I think that despite the distrust of there is amongst them that they will get down to governing these over the next few Muslim tried to overcome whatever obstacles and dislikes they have for each other and another big question in Israel. Recently is the plan for annexation which seems to be going ahead of the coalition agreement between the could against his blue and white party does include the clothes that the issue of annexation as it appears in the peace plan proposed by Donald Trump back in January will be brought to cabinet and the parliament from the beginning of July. So that issue there and we know that gaunt's and some of his partners are not very enthusiastic about going ahead with annexing large parts of the occupied West Bank and that certainly is a potential minefield for this new government. But the real question is is now himself really eager? To Go ahead annexation. He's used this last year or so as an issue to rally his right wing base over the election. Campaigns is very risk averse leader. Despite his gung-ho image he doesn't really like to endanger the status quo so why go ahead and jeopardize that by pushing on annexation? I think we'll hear there ten hour continuing to promise on accession to his supporters but finding reasons to delay and then lot will depend on the outcome of the provincial November if Donald Trump news is the next administration is much less supportive of annexation than it. May Well Happen and is it that accession push the tacit approval of the trump administration. The reason why America's secretary of State's Mike Pompeo was in Israel yesterday his first trip abroad in nearly two months. So according to sources in Perez enter our that's not the reason he flew halfway around the world and his first international trips since the beginning of the pandemic according to compels remarks. What we've been hearing from people both on the Israeli and the American signs were in the meetings and main issue was actually Iran and the various concerns Israel and the United States have about escalations of tensions with Iran in the region and the other issue that compared brought up quite pointedly was China and America's concerns over China's lack of cooperation regarding cove nineteen and America's reservations with various projects. That Israel is cooperating with Chinese. Big Infrastructure Programs. Won't that they'd ministration. Wants Israel to freeze choices out of putting all that together. How likely do you think that this government will serve out its term as written so I think for the next year or so as the government staying together because nobody really wants to go back to election campaign mode again? This people have really exhausted. Elections at the same time is just beginning to emerge from corona virus shutdown. So I think for these at least twelve month period now the government will somehow stick together. The real question on this government's future rises towards the end of twenty twenty one when Netanyahu gates have to swap places and gates becomes. The prime minister would only be the ultimate prime minister. I think then we'll We'll see whether they can actually contemplate relinquishing power. But probably the next year year and a half Israeli politics will be relatively
"bibi" Discussed on The Promised Podcast
"Promised podcast brought Don T. Lv won the voice of the city recently determined to be the nineteenth most expensive city in the world that this by the generally considered authoritative for such matters numb NBA organization quote the world's largest database of user contributed data about cities and countries worldwide and quote now nineteenth. Place is is pretty good. There are a lot of cities in the world. And it's worth remembering that. The number does cost of living index is published twice a year and just six months ago. Tel Aviv was number number. Twenty seven and a year ago thirty six which represents a meteoric rise making our way Zeno like almost half way to the top of the list and just twelve months it is also also significant that the top five cities are all in Switzerland Zurich Basil Lausanne Geneva and Bern and it's hard to move far up the list with the Swiss bogarde ing all the top spots which is obviously not fair. What with the high prices of watches chocolate one encouraging fact that emerges from mkx close study of the data is that it is in Tel Aviv? That one finds the world's most expensive quote unquote mic meal at McDonald's or equivalent Combo Combo meal which according to numbers data cost a cool fifty new Israeli shekels how popping by the McDonalds at these center up there near the left theaters in an effort to independently dependent validate the data. I found that a quote unquote mega a big Europa rib entre coat meal cost fifty nine shekels a Mexican double double Mac. Royale meal cost fifty six new Israeli shekels while a MAC fillet official royal cost only thirty six shells and a big Vegan. Set you back forty I five shekels averaging these out fifty checkout figure is reasonable though it really depends on what you like comparing to other major cities one finds that in DC a mcmeel averages eight bucks compared to Tel Aviv's fourteen dollars and fifty cents. Meaning that you pay ninety percent more for Mick vittles in Tel Aviv. In Paris it costs eight sixty five euros compared to Tel Aviv. Thirteen five euros making Tel Aviv..
Prince Charles 'snubs' US Vice President Mike Pence while shaking officials' hands in Israel
"Curtis I'm looking at this video from today at the house with memorial service and prince Charles is going down the line he shaking hands he gets to it's to Mike pence and his wife and I don't know if it was because my parents didn't put his hand out but prince Charles is kept going the next person there was Bibi Netanyahu any second hand he totally ignored Mike pence it's a very awkward piece of video probably because pension put his hand out I'm guessing that's what he put it out afterwards but I no matter where you if you notice here we when you go through a line of hand shaking sometimes if someone doesn't with a hand out you don't know what the reason is so you just keep moving right I don't think it was a
"bibi" Discussed on Today, Explained
"They are the third word largest party. If the current results bear out the joint lists the party could become the opposition party do his tactics against arrive. Israel's offend Jewish Israelis at all absolutely I think part of voting against an now in general not only from the Arab communities is is people want more of a message of unity and they don't like his incitement which again might sound familiar politically while as opposed us to excite Netanyahu's base it turns off a majority of people in the country if Netanyahu's future as the leader of Israel is looking sort of in in doubt. I wonder what does that mean for the peace process well. The peace process is pretty non existent at the moment after having fizzled out in the Obama Years Israelis have been sitting tight waiting for this much ballyhooed deal of the century to come out of the trump White House. It's been postponed multiple times now mostly because of the Israeli elections or so they say in the past year that president trump didn't present it. I because elections are being called in April April and now because elections were called in September so one has to wonder if the United States is no longer doing business with Netanyahu. What does that do for this steal of the century which frankly nobody was putting a lot of stock in any way people were a little bit cynical as to whether Jared Kushner was indeed coming up with with the magic formula that could bring peace to the Middle East. Why just getting before the election? Netanyahu promised that if he won he would annex the Jordan Valley. which is the opposite of a peace process? Obviously it's like something like a third of the West Bank. Is that even possible for him to do. Is that within reach each well. First of all anything's possible second of all this was very much of a campaign move. You know look at the facts. He's been prime minister for for a decade if this was something he had really wanted to do. Why didn't he do it before it was a campaign promise made in order to win more right wing voters into his camp people on the far right who do advocate not only annexing this part of the of the West Bank but they'd like pay all of the West Bank when you look look in the in the research and the numbers when you ask Israelis about annexation you could find a a high percent of Israelis who might support annexing those parts of the West Bank which essentially are only populated by Jews when you start asking them about annexing the entire West Bank or you start asking them about annexing extinct Israel parts of the West Bank which are overwhelming majority if not completely populated by Palestinians. There's much less enthusiasm for that so that was a very carefully crafted campaign promise of wanting to annex part of the West Bank that is essentially populated by Jewish communities entities and without the kind of majority solid majority that Netanyahu could get in order to push through something like that. It's highly doubtful full if not completely inconceivable at this is actually going to happen when he floated the idea did Kushner or trump himself weigh in on it today factor into this selection all well. They've certainly factored into the election in that one of Netanyahu's selling points that he was trying to sell himself on was listen. You're not going to be able to replace replaced me with anybody who has the ear of the most powerful person in the world the way I do and you know he was showing off his relationship with president trump in our buildings were plastered with billboards of of Netanyahu's shaking hands with trump so that was a major selling point on his part. What was interesting before are the April elections. There was kind of a series of gestures on trump's party invited to the White House. He recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. People were expecting something similar in September and they were waiting for it but there was utter silence. Why did trump's at this one out. You think I can speculate that you know. Trump likes winners. He likes guys that win. Big and the fact that Netanyahu was not able to pull off a victory in April that he was stuck and he was forced to Redo the elections. Maybe turn trump off to him a little bit and maybe maybe made him. Don't think wow maybe this guy isn't so much of a winner anymore in and made him want to distance himself from niche now a bit so Netanyahu's standing on shaky okay ground despite ramping up all the bellicose rhetoric on the West Bank is this some sort of sweeping irony did driving the country far from peace and to bring the country back to it well. We'll see I wouldn't push that theory too hard when you look at who Netanyahu's rivals are who the alternative person is to be prime minister. You look at this blue and white party. It's Bennigan's who's a former chief of staff of the idea. The Israel Defense Forces purses his party is sort of a team of four. Some people joke about a military coup. It's completely a joke but three of them have been head of the Israel Defense Forces. These these are military men. We are not talking about you know squishy left-wing types of people so I would be hesitant to say like yes. This is the team that's going going to lead us right back into the peace process.
"bibi" Discussed on Today, Explained
"And Alison Kaplan summer you write for Haret's in Tel Aviv. The Israeli election was yesterday less than six months after the the last Israeli election. Why are you having so many elections. Yeah kind of feels like Deja. Vu all over again we just basically retraced our steps from six months ago and and the truth is the results weren't that different surprisingly the last elections were unresolved after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. How failed to recreate his ruling coalition? It's a parliamentary system. You have to put together enough. Political Parties to join your government to form a majority Netanyahu failed at that and instead of deciding as the law states that he should hand over the mandate to form a government to the the country's president so he can give his opponent a chance to form a government. Netanyahu decided to take a different path he dissolved the Knesset and he called new elections which is how we found ourselves voting again in September and the Knesset the Israeli parliament for the folks watching at home. So how did things go this time around. Netanyahu GNO pretty much lost his bet he was hoping that he could get better results this time in which you could get a definitive majority and instead. It's looking as if he's he's got even less of a shot of a majority of sixty one and he had the last time around. If you go back in history we weren't supposed to have elections until November. He called the April elections because he could see indictments pending against him. He is about to get indicted on corruption charges. Involving bribery involving favors in three separate cases less than two weeks from now. He is going to be going to a hearing in front of the Attorney General. It's kind of his last ditch hearing thing before these indictments will be handed down so his entire incentive in April and now again in September was to be able to go to court being able to say listen the people want to be in charge and you know this is a democracy and the court should not override the will of the people and he's kind of failed in that endeavor whatever he hasn't been only fighting for his political life but he's been fighting to stay out of court and potentially to stay out of prison. Is it surprise for Israel that he didn't get his majority. Nobody really knows listen when you have ADT election less than six months after a previous election the idea that you're going to get radically different results. I think is unrealistic so I don't think anyone is completely shocked that he wasn't able to do what he wanted to do. But he has been prime minister for over a decade he is considered something of a political wizard who has a lot of rabbits to pull out of his hat so I think people are frankly a little bit surprised that they are contemplating future without Netanyahu Netanyahu as prime minister of Israel okay with no clear majority what happens now well under normal circumstances. Someone would try to form a coalition with their ideological partners so Netanyahu's goal was to take his Likud party which at the moment is standing with thirty one seats in the Knesset and add to that the parties that he traditionally has in his coalition's which tend to be right wing parties and religious or ultra religious parties ladies he wanted math that would add up to more than sixty one sixty one would have given him a majority in the Knesset but with ninety percent of the votes counted the only has fifty five seats right now and on the other side Bennigan's who's the head of the blue and white party would be looking at the center center-left parties to align with and he would want to form a majority coalition of sixty one but he only has right now fifty six seats so neither of them have a clear clear path to a majority government coalition so who's GonNa be kingmaker here. The king-maker is a guy called Avid Door Lieberman. He is the head of the new party. He has done some kind of a political transformation. I have to say over the past year. He has traditionally been a a right-wing Hawk. He's worked closely with Netanyahu in the past but it was his refusal back in April two ally with Netanyahu to lead to these elections in the first place and he has said on behalf of his Russian immigrant constituents and on behalf of himself that he has tired of Netanyahu being behold in to the ultra-orthodox parties that he wants ultra Orthodox Israelis to have to serve in the army that he wants to see them forced I into more modern education that he's tired of so many government funds going towards their yeshivas in their other institutions and he has said he will not join join a Netanyahu government together with these ultra-orthodox parties and if Netanyahu can't have the ultra-orthodox. Anti can't have Lieberman than his math just will never work only what twelve percent of Israel is ultra Orthodox. How is this one group so powerful. What we're talking talking about. Here is political power at the moment and the two ultra Orthodox political parties as of this most recent election. One has nine seats. It's in the Knesset and one has aides in the Knesset and so that seventeen seats these ultra-orthodox parties they have traditionally been the kingmakers in past decades they often made the difference between a left-wing or right-wing government in Israel but in the Netanyahu era they have become kind of irrevocably tied to the right Lieberman as being the Anti ultra-orthodox Guy has replaced them as the king-maker and he's going to be the decider as to who gets to be prime minister so the ultra Orthodox community was a huge factor in this election. It sounds like yes absolutely and even more so this decision of this one politician. Chen who in the last election had five seats in this election appears to be getting nine seats his decision to be a pushback force against the ultra-orthodox so oh Lieberman's pushback is resonating with the Israeli public. What is the general feeling about the Ultra Orthodox in Israel. Well very much divided. Obviously it's a Jewish state but the religion of Judaism has become politicized sized in Israel because you have these ultra-orthodox parties and some less extreme but still very orthodox parties aligned with them who say the nature of a Jewish state means means that you shouldn't have public transportation on the Jewish Sabbath. You shouldn't have shopping malls open on the Jewish Sabbath that there are public events that catered to the Ultra Ultra Orthodox that they want to be separated by gender. There's a huge national controversy over whether Ultra Orthodox men should be exempt from military service so that they can continue studying in yeshiva so there's a controversy and discussions and arguments over exactly how Jewish should've Jewish state be turned into a little bit of a civil rights battle for Non Orthodox Israelis. They say if I WANNA take bus to the beach on Saturday. Why shouldn't I be allowed to if Saturday's Saturday's my only day off from work. Why can't I go shopping and they are you know pushing against those who say that in order to maintain its Jewish nature the Israeli the Jewish state should maintain Jewish law and a lot of its public life. I guess on the opposite side of the religious spectrum here not all of Israel. Israel is Jewish right right. I mean nearly a quarter of the country. is not. Jewish and Netanyahu has had something of a rocky relationship with breath Arabs who live in Israel right. How did they factor into this election well. That's kind of putting it mildly in his past few elections. I know this is going to sound very strange to somebody in the United States but Netanyahu has found that energizes his base to incite racial resentments and to kind of build on that so his traditional sort of modus operandi as the elections have drawn closer have been warning that the Arabs are going to come out in huge numbers and vote and that if you don't reelect him there's going to be a leftist government dominated by Arabs. He's pulled some tricks in his Likud party like bringing cameras to era polling places to try to identify our voters who might have their community frown on the fact that they're participating in the elections and his incitement sort of reached a peak during this past campaign and it acted in fact is kind of a boomerang because he was so public in so outspoken for so long about about the Arab citizens of Israel as threat that they pushed back and they actually did vote in greater numbers than in the past just just kind of demonstrate their unhappiness with that level voting and I think it really helped turn the tide of votes against Antonio and is there like a block now though that will represent Arab Israelis that wasn't present before there's a party called the joint list which is actually four very disparate Arab parties who joined together in a block for this election and.
Early election results show Israel's top two parties nearly tied
"Now to Israel's general election the latest unofficial results and exit polls show a virtual dead heat and too close to call. It's a rerun of April elections in which Prime Minister Benjamin Jamin Netanyahu one but failed to form a majority government under a deadline Israel's parliament dissolved itself soon after prompted prompting the unprecedented a new election Netanyahu's right-wing wing Likud party appears to have again fallen short of securing parliamentary majority with his ultra religious and nationalist nationalist allies however he says that he is not conceding in just two weeks. Netanyahu is set to appear in court for a a pretrial hearing on a slew of corruption bribery and fraud charges brought by Israel's Attorney General Netanyahu has denied any wrongdoing doing sense of familiar joining us now the president of the Council on Foreign Relations and author of the book a world in disarray Richard Haass so we're going to get to Iran and in just a moment but first. Is there any pathway any possibility looking at the way things look now that Netanyahu can form a government. We've learn not to rule him out right longest serving prime minister in Israel's history but it's hard to see if you take him and his political allies they just don't get to sixty one votes which is what Oh you need in Israel that said it's not clear there's a path for the principal alternative party the so called blue and white party they too might fall short because in Israel you've never had an Arab list of parties as formerly part of a government majority so what what we're now seeing is the possibility of for quote Unquote National Unity Government with Likud with the so called blue and white party with another party led by the former show someone from the Soviet Union of Ignore Lieberman who runs a secular secular right wing nationalist party. The question is if you had a national unity government. I don't think Bibi Netanyahu could be the prime minister of it as others would say we won't make it happen if he is prime minister so at the moment he's hanging by a thread okay and amidst all this the charges against him What is he looking at here and can it can impact him while he's serving well. Only if you serving as prime minister does he have immunity and that's why this is so important to them that essentially actually there's a deal we former government you protect me but if he can't form a government then he is vulnerable
Looking inside Israel's election
"The outcome of Israel's election becomes clear on the ground. It citizens can look to the skies and has rarely space probe nicknamed. Sparrow is on its way to the moon. Sure. It'll do some science, but mostly it's purpose is symbolic and these days, plenty of countries are joining the moon rush. And there's a massive demographic shift going on in the world's workplaces employees are growing older and retirees living longer how will accommodate adjust as the old increasingly outnumbered the young. But I. It's been another close election for Benjamin Netanyahu. Last night, both the Israeli Prime Minister and his main rival Benny Ganz claimed victory in yesterday's vote. Certainly do. The parties are neck and neck with thirty five seats each in Israel's parliament, the Knesset, but mister Netanyahu has a clear path to forming a coalition government. Seems to have won the election. His potential coalition of right-wing and religious parties has sixty five seats out of the hundred twenty see connected. So that's majority ancho Feffer reports from Jerusalem for the economist. He recently wrote a biography of Mr Netanyahu what happens next is that seeming with ninety percent of the votes almost counted, assuming these fun results, the president will call in the party next week for consultations, and assuming now has a majority of recommendations he will be called upon to full new government. It'll take probably couple of weeks coalition negotiations and then presented to the Knesset. Probably in early may. We'll have a new Netanyahu government, which sounds more or less like the way things have gone over the past few elections. Why does this one matter every election at says the next one's in four years, but Netanyahu's facing a more severe challenge this time. Both in the identity of his challenger bennigan's was. Someone poised to take away the Mendel Mississippi Carritti from Netanya Renna close race. If there is also accurate, then at least in the party vote. He equal Netanya and the other challenge facing was that since the previous election multiple corruption allegations have emerged resulting in three potential indictments to hap- mooring investigations down the road. So I was also going to the nation is ready virgin saying vote for despite all that you've heard about my alleged corruption about those allegations. I mean, how might they affect his premiership his ability to form a government. How do you think that will figure into things from here on out well into the fifth, but that may be pretty sure if he comes avoid indictments, and is charging cord it'll also influenced the coalition goes next you because attention go dish in partners are aware of the pressure into now is under and they will. Probably be extracting a heavier price visiting in his religion. Whether in the shape of ministerial positions in policies and budgets, and they're not just joining the coalition former McGovern joining a coalition which will act to shield him from the indictments perhaps in new immunity legislation or even standing by him. If he insists on meeting prime minister wants charge in court. So is this going to have a huge effect on everything happening going forward and supposing he avoids the imminent danger there, what should we expect from government that that he forms? What kind of campaign promises did he make? Well, really that many campaign policies in this election is election has been about whether or not should remain prime minister, the one big policy bum show that he threw into the Rena just a few days ago was sort of off promise to annex parts of the West Bank. Now, we have to wait and see if he has that far right coalition right now, his potential partners even more to the right than they were the previous coalition. This is an option perhaps of going to bet against say, let's form a grand coalition national unity government, which will be more moderate that doesn't seem very at this point. But it's an option and the other wildcard here is the Trump these plant which is expected to be presented in a few weeks perhaps late may mid June and that will affect policy going forward. So how does the content of the Trump peace plan change the calculus here? Well, it's a new is well refed on what he can expect to find the. Trump east plan his ambassador to run his very close the Trump team he himself obviously hands a good relationship with Donald Trump. And we don't know quite yet. How he's planning to gain the term he could wait for the plastic is attended down. Which almost says we happens. The seniors of ready said that due to all the concessions made by ministration to these ready site just over recognition of Jerusalem as capital they're not going to have anything to do with Trump. And so he made his wait for them to reject it. And then say says then rejected that things have changed and we can do new things in the West Bank. We can change the status of parts of it. We can exaggerate offering to seventy seven that's one possibility. The other possibility is that some of things in the plan off things that Trump, and if you want to work with even if the Palestinians on board, and that could include some kind of change in the state of the West Bank in Gaza Strip all the changes vital status issues that we don't know. Oh, yet, if they'll being the fan weather ten says about them, but mister Netanyahu has has made these promises or half promises to do this annexation. I mean, doesn't that upend? The the whole idea of any Trump peace plan, regardless of its content. Receiving fan. It's something about sitting on going to even agree to dealing with in right now, this falls, we never pass it is they have no interest in engaging with Trump east. So whether or not the drumbeat planned it contradicts latest election promise, maybe a moot point. But it also maybe possible within the parameters of the Trump is we'll have to see what is in that land. Do you get the feeling that the kinds of noises at the Trump administration has been making have intern emboldened mister Netanyahu in his sort of according to the right wing suddenly feels that he has Trump's complete support. And therefore it safe to assume that he also feels that he can make the kind of promises which will bring the far right into the code. It should at the same time. There is a possibility that will use the Trump to try and bring a blue and white, but against his party into the coalition, and in that way, have much more stable government can say against look we both said. During the election, many things we both said that we won't sit with each other in the same coalition. But now with these plan on the table, there is an opportunity to make serious progress towards a final status issues. You don't want me to do that with the foul, right and the government, but you and I can do that together. So we'll have to wait and see how that plays out into Miao now has different options for building code, assuming bennigan's is open to discussing with him a joint government though, so far they've both ruled that. But anything said before election day is subject to review the day after
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be indicted on corruption charges
"Israel last night. The attorney general announced his intention to indict prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on charges of bribery fraud and breach of trust. When then Yahoo becomes the first sitting prime minister of Israel to be indicted, pending a hearing for criminal offenses Roger McShane Middle East editor, and it's happening less than sixty days before an election. Exactly as Mr Netanyahu alleged to have done. So the potential charges stem from three cases, I you have case one thousand where he's alleged received expensive gifts from wealthy patrons in return for political favors. Then you have case two thousand where he sent to discuss colluding with the newspaper publisher he was going to curb one of their papers competitors in return that paper was gonna tone down its negative coverage of him and the mysterious cases case four thousand in which she's accused of intervening and regulatory decisions in favor of a company called basic and one of the websites that basic owns was going to provide glowing coverage in return, right? And how strong is the case against him. The cases would seem to be pretty strong. They've been in the works for three years, some of Mr. Netanyahu's closest aides have turned state witness, and you have an attorney general Abaci mandalit who was appointed by Netanyahu who was once Netanyahu's. Cabinet secretary. This isn't a man who seems to be out to get Netanyahu. He's quite deliberative. And I don't think he would take a shot at a sitting prime minister if he thought he was going to miss, and what does Mr Netanyahu have to say about all this. So he says he's completely innocent. He says investigations are going to collapse like a house of cards. He calls the witch hunt. He says the reports are corruption are fake news. Is this sounds a little bit familiar? Yes. There are a lot of people who say that Netanyahu's adopting the rhetoric of Trump. In fact, Netanyahu was was first to adopt this type of rhetoric. He's long been able to harness the politics of resentment for his own political gain. He says division and Stokes fear in order to whip up his supporters, and frankly, he's much better at it than Donald Trump. What happens next end this pending a hearing stuff? So legally Netanyahu's lawyers will have a chance to dispute decision. That seems unlikely to six. Exceed then you'll get formal charges, and then you'll get a trial, politically, we're going to have an election on April ninth and right now Netanyahu's coalition of right-wing and nationalist parties, which still probably get a majority in the next Knesset. But a new party a centrist party called blue and white is leading in the polls, and is gaining it would seem, but a lot can change before election day, and probably will Roger thanks very much. Thank you. This news of the planned indictment comes just as Mr Netanyahu was hoping to win another election and become Israel's longest serving prime minister. He spent a total of thirteen years leading the country, and is known for his grandiose speeches together, we've transformed bludgeoned Jewish people left for dead into a vibrant, thriving nation defending itself with the courage of modern mccabe's, some of his critics say he has a belligerent foreign policy has fostered prejudice among Israelis and that he's been intransigent on the issue of seeking peace with Palestinians. UCLA? Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at the UN in two thousand fifteen blamed mister Netanyahu for undermining efforts toward a two state solution to the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Assess to shut up. So how has mister Netanyahu changed Israel during his long rule? I think BB more than reshaping Israel has put Israel much more on a path towards being a divided successful yet, very exhibitions and almost info big society. Actual Feffer has written a biography of Mr Netanyahu and reports for the economist from Israel Netanyahu is unique so far in being the only prime minister of Israel to have been born after the state's foundation his formative years both as a teenager and young men were made in the United States. And then in many ways form the way, he makes politics, what can you tell me about his early life and how that shaped his politics later? Well, he was brought up in a very political home. His father was an ideologue and a journalist working for the revisionist movement, which is the branch of the right wing branch of Zionism. And that was the atmosphere which shouldn't and yeah, it was brought up and that was fear of very bleak. Nationalist, politics, and how did his political career start? Well, listen ya'll be became into the public eye at a relatively young age as the brother of Israel's great hero in ninety seventy six Colonel Jonathan to who was killed in the famous Entebbe raid and his brother was the only Israeli soldier killed in that, right? He was one of the commanders of that. Right. And that thrust the family into the into the public spotlight over the next few years as part of the commemoration of the dead, brother. They they set up a think tank and BB became a speaker on issues of counter-terrorism and at the young age of thirty two he was offered to become the number two at Israel's embassy in Washington five years later when he left when he left it lower c- to become a full-time liquid politician. He already had quite a high, name recognition and Israel. He had a very polished television. Performance. We not that many Israeli politicians had that time. Tell me about that. How did he come to have that polish wasn't the now's diplomatic and political roles before becoming Likud leader were involved in presenting Israel's case to the world. His main political role was as a deputy foreign minister and his brief was was made public diplomacy. That was the time of the first Gulf war and the scene that everyone remembers from that from that period isn't into now sitting in the C N N CNN's local studio in Jerusalem. Deputy foreign Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is here with us during this rate Sumitomo and the into we're both sitting wearing gas masks during an air raid. I must say that this is the darnest way to conduct an interview and during his periods and power Wednesay had the most impact the main period, we continue I really has formed. Current Israel has been the last ten years in which he's been in power. He's won three consecutive elections in that time, and it's been a decade for for many aspects, a great decade for Israel. Israel's had uninterrupted economic growth. It's foreign relations of burgeon with countries from Africa to up to the theories to Latin America, even even Sunni Arab countries in the Middle East, which don't have diplomatic relations with Israel have improved that under the under the surface ties with Israel. They have a joint interest together into now in confronting Iran. For the first time in my lifetime. Many other states in the region. Recognize that Israel is not their enemy. They recognize that Israel is the ally. How have mister Netanyahu's US towards the Palestinians of all over? The course of his political career is used to have not vote in the course of his political career. If you read a book Netanyahu wrote twenty six years ago place among the nations, he explains then this was even before the Oslo process began he explains that the best solution for Israel is never to compromise with the Palestinians and allow them at the most to live in a semi autonomous and Claes in the West, Bank and Gaza never to allow them full state and to continue Israeli security control over the entire region. And as we've seen over the last ten years with into now in power he has paid lip service to the two-state solution. But in reality is nothing to go to good to go towards that solution, certainly not since Trump and to the White House. So a lot of. Have gone his way, but we're looking to an uncertain future here with us in indictment. If this is the end of his political career, what do you think is legacy will be slowly building and continuing to enhance Israel's perspective and military power. And it's relationships both in the region and across the world. Now, if it is forced to resign that legacy will still we'll still remain the other legacy of toxic buying relations between the different communities within Israel will certainly need detoxifying once. He leaves.
Christian woman Asia Bibi acquitted of blasphemy in Pakistan
"The Christian women jailed for eight years on Pakistan's death row for blasphemy as being freed is your baby was last week cleared the charges by Pakistan supreme court decision. That's smart mass protests across the country last week, the European Parliament's offered protection, although she still believed to be in Pakistan BB was first accused of blasphemy by one of their Muslim neighbours after drinking water
Pakistan blasphemy case: Asia Bibi's Husband Asks Trump For Refuge
"Of a Pakistani. Christian woman who spent eight years on death row for blasphemy is asking President Trump for help USA's. Chris Barnes has details. Asia VB's husband says the lives of his family are in danger is wife had been sentenced to. Death for insulting Islam, but she was acquitted last week by the nation's high court the acquittal though, outraging right wing religious hardliners who've been blocking roads in protest and calling for the murder of everyone involved. The protests were ended though after the government agreed to Barbie be from leaving the country. Her husband recording a video with the British Pakistani Christian association, asking President Trump for help and getting out of Pakistan along with an appeal to the leaders of the UK and Canada. BBC's lawyer has already fled that country starting death threats against him and his family
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