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Biden to Israeli PM: U.S. Has Options if Iran Nuclear Diplomacy Fails

Fresh Air

00:44 sec | 3 months ago

Biden to Israeli PM: U.S. Has Options if Iran Nuclear Diplomacy Fails

"Naftali Bennett. Biden said If diplomacy fails to curb Iran's nuclear program, the U. S might resort to other options. NPR's Daniel Estrin reports from the White House. Bennett is proposing a joint plan with the U. S to thwart Iran's militant activities in the Mideast and to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. Biden has said he wants to return to the Iran nuclear deal, which Bennett opposes. But Bennett said he appreciated Biden saying this we're putting diplomacy first scene where that takes us. But if diplomacy fails, we're ready to turn to other options. Biden said he'd speak to Bennett about advancing peace for Israelis and Palestinians. And he said the U. S. Is considering adopting Israel's

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With the Fighting Suspended, Assessing the Destruction in Gaza

It's Been a Minute

00:55 sec | 6 months ago

With the Fighting Suspended, Assessing the Destruction in Gaza

"A cease fire between Gaza militants and Israel is now in its second day. For most of the fatalities, they were fighting in Gaza. But NPR's Daniel Estrin in Gaza City reports Hamas militants are staging victory rallies. A couple dozen masked Hamas militants of just marched down the main thoroughfare. Holding up AK 40 guns wearing military fatigues. Hamas is celebrating the end of the war with Israel as a victory. This is the second day that the ceasefire continues, and Egyptian mediators are in Gaza, working out the terms of the cease fire with Israel. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Antony Blinken is scheduled to be in the region to meet with Israeli leaders and The Palestinian Authority leader in the West Bank, go to bus as Palestinians in Gaza survey the damage and the rubble from the destruction of 11 Days of fighting.

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"daniel estrin" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

03:15 min | 7 months ago

"daniel estrin" Discussed on KCRW

"S. Fuel plant line remains temporarily shut down because of a ransomware attack. The colonial pipeline Hack is an issue for the government and energy industry. But experts say It won't have a huge effect on national gas prices. But some areas may see temporary shortages and maybe some panic buying to tell you what that might happen. Coming up in state local news it for 4 32 what Governor Newsome is proposing to spend To address homelessness in the state after this live from NPR News and Culver City, California I'm Dwayne Brown. Israeli Palestinian violence continues to escalate. Three women in Israel have been killed by Gaza rocket fire and at least 30 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed in Israeli strikes. From Jerusalem. NPR's Daniel Estrin reports. Israel's offensive continues. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the country, saying Gaza militants would quote pay a heavy price for rocket fire. Masked militants in Gaza fired an unprecedented heavy barrage of rockets toward Tel Aviv and neighboring cities in the evening, killing an Israeli and wounding others. Israel's international airport said it prevented airplane arrivals during the rocket fire. Hamas said the rocket fire was in response to an Israeli airstrike that destroyed an apartment block in Gaza, with several Palestinians reported injured. Israel says has been targeting militants. Palestinians say some militants have been killed but also some civilians and Children. Daniel Estrin NPR NEWS Jerusalem The Food and Drug Administration is authorizing Fizer is coded 19 vaccine for emergency use and Children 12 to 15 years old. For many teens, the past year has been difficult to say the least. Doing school work from home and missing social time with classmates. Dr. Peter Marks with the FDA says the two dose Fizer shot has proven safe and effective for Children as young as 12. Parents and guardians can rest assured that the agency undertook a rigorous and thorough review of all available scientific data as we have with all of our covert 19 vaccine authorizations. The CDC is advisory Committee on Immunization practices will next review the data tomorrow. That's when advisers to the CDC will make recommendations on how to use it. Kids 12 to 15 years old could start receiving inoculation says early is this week Stocks finished broadly lower on Wall Street. Today You're listening to NPR man at 4 32. This is KCRW. I'm Larry Perales. Governor Newsome is proposing to spend $12 Billion to fight homelessness in California spending blueprint is included in his budget proposal and is part of what he's calling the comeback California plan aimed at helping state get back on its feet. After the Corona virus pandemic. KCRW's Terry Glaser has the details. It would be the biggest increase in spending to fight homelessness in California's history. But the challenge is big, too. Recent federal numbers estimate that more than 150,000 people in California on housed more than any other state. Newsome's plan calls for expanding project home key spending $8 billion to convert hotels and other existing buildings into housing. Newsome estimates that would create 46,000 new housing units and says it's cheaper than building from scratch..

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Gaza Militants Fire Rockets Near Jerusalem as Violence Swells

Here and Now

00:56 sec | 7 months ago

Gaza Militants Fire Rockets Near Jerusalem as Violence Swells

"In Gaza have fired a barrage of rockets into Israel, including seven rockets toward Jerusalem after hundreds of Palestinians and several Israelis in the city were wounded in clashes. The rocket fire could caused no injuries but came during an annual celebration of Israeli religious nationalists in Jerusalem. NPR's Daniel Estrin was there. But I'm sirens are going off in Jerusalem for the first time in years. You can hear booms. I'm hiding behind some trash cans next to a stone wall. Things family is crowded here in the corner. But now people are starting to come back out. Right after we heard several booms on there, cheering Once again, it seems that with even more fervor than before, Daniel Estrin NPR NEWS Jerusalem

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WBEZ Chicago

03:39 min | 7 months ago

"daniel estrin" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago

"Daniel Estrin. NPR NEWS Jerusalem Democrats and voting rights groups in Texas say they object to propose voting restrictions in the state, comparing them to ones recently passed and Georgia and Florida. That largely with member station Kut reports. Opponents gathered in Austin this weekend to express their concerns. The Texas has the representatives passed a bill last week that, among other things, ban sending mail in ballot applications to a voter that has not requested one. It would also expand the rights of poll watchers. That's something that worried speakers at the weekend rally at the Texas capital. Former congressman Beto O'Rourke and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro were among those calling for pressure on Republicans to stop the proposal. It's not entirely clear what will be in the final bill, the Texas House and Senate passed different versions of the bill. The two chambers will have to resolve those differences before final votes can be taken by the end of the month. Measure's supporters say the new rules are needed to stop voter fraud, though there's no evidence of more than a handful of instances of voter fraud in Texas for NPR news. I'm Matt largely in Austin. This is NPR news. 45 degrees A dado four. Good morning. I'm Mary Dixon. With WB. Easy news. The architecture world is mourning. The sudden death of helmet yon is romantic high tech designs will live on for decades. Is WB Easy's Michael Puente reports. Philadelphia, Berlin and, of course, Chicago or just among the few places where you could find Yang's works. Born in Germany in 1940 Young came to Chicago in 1966. Study under the legendary Ludwig Mies van der Rohe at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He's best known here for designing the Thompson Center and United's Terminal one at O'Hare. Reed Kroloff is the dean of the College of Architecture and IittIe, the energy and the vibrancy of his buildings and with the way he approached architectures Is rare. We're all the worst for this loss. Yang was killed in a bicycle crash Saturday afternoon. He was 81 Michael Puente, WB Easy news. Covert Vaccine Supplies are high, but in some parts of cook County demand is slowing down. That's why Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says the county may need to work closer with non for profit groups to increase vaccination rates among some groups. If you have more than 15 headaches a month, you could be experiencing chronic migraines. WB Easy's Araceli Gomez L. Donna reports. While there hasn't been a lot of research on what causes migraines, a new study out of the University of Illinois Chicago shows a novel way to treat thumb. I mean, a Padan is the study's lead researcher. She examined what migrants look like on a cellular level, focusing on the brain cells, sidle skeletons. They give sells their shape. And when she altered the sidle, skeletons and animals experiencing a migraine, they were no longer in this chronic pain states. And so that was, you know, kind of exciting because it implies that if you can Manipulate the sight of skeleton you condemned potentially have these anti migraine effects, which kind of opens up a whole new drug class. For example, Prudence says, the next step is to dig deeper and find out if this technique can be applied to other types of pain. Arisa Legal. Ms Saldana, WB easiness, The Bulls beat the Pistons one away to 94. Blackhawks beat the Stars. 42 White Sox swept the Royals winning yesterday. 93. The Cubs lost the Pirates whether today partly cloudy with a chance of rain and a high of 53 cooler by the lake low tonight of 38. I'm Mary Dixon. WB easy news Traffic..

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What We Know About the Deadly Stampede in Israel

Here & Now

01:59 min | 7 months ago

What We Know About the Deadly Stampede in Israel

"And we're following the tragedy in Israel. Today, more than 40 people were killed in a stampede at a religious festival more than 100. Others were hurt. NPR's Daniel Estrin joins us from Jerusalem. Daniel, You've been covering this since it happened. What more do we know about the stampede? What might have triggered it. Well, just to describe the scene. This is a popular Jewish pilgrimage site. It's the tomb of a revered rabbi and an estimated 100,000 people were there overnight. They were going into the site coming out. There was a huge mass of people pushing against each other, trying to move through it. Zaveri rickety complex. There are passageways and stares and flimsy railings. Police had put up barriers try to do crowd control. But there was one passageway that was a slight downhill. The metal floor was slippery. And there are videos where you see row. Just a row of people in this mass just dropped to the floor. You see a hand reach up in the air for help on Ben. The next row of people fall on top, and it's just it was this pile up. Eye. Witnesses say that medics and police at the scene were trying to pull people out and untangle them and it was. It was just chaos. People were screaming people were crying out the Shama prayer, which devout Jews are meant to say before their death. It's a harrowing scene, to say the least. Daniel tell us more about the festival that people were attending. What was what was this supposed to be? Well, this is the Jewish Festival of Lager Bohmer. This is a pilgrimage festival. First of all Jews celebrated around the world around Israel with bonfires. It's the anniversary of the death of a second century rabbi and mystic. Sheiman Barrio high. That Rabbi is a central figure in Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism. So every every year there's a pilgrimage to his tomb, which is located in the Galilee in the north of Israel. It's a It's a very old tradition to visit that tomb and in Israel, it is Thebes biggest annual public gathering that there is

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Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin Visits Israel

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00:53 sec | 8 months ago

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin Visits Israel

"Lloyd Austin is in Israel, where officials are concerned about a possible US return to the Iran nuclear deal. As NPR's Daniel Estrin reports. The visit comes as Iran claims a terrorist act sabotage their nuclear facility. Iran reported a suspicious power outage that they're Natanz nuclear facility shortly after they started operating advanced centrifuges. Israeli Public Broadcasting quotes an unnamed intelligence official as saying it was an Israeli cyber attack. This comes as defense secretary Austin became the first senior Biden administration official to visit Israel officials are discussing the Iran nuclear deal, which the Trump Administration left and which President Biden is considering rejoining. That concerns Israel, which has been accused of disruptions to Iranian nuclear activities. Israel and Iran have also recently reported a string of attacks on their ships at sea.

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Palestinian militant will challenge Abbas’s party in election

NPR News Now

00:52 sec | 8 months ago

Palestinian militant will challenge Abbas’s party in election

"Their first parliamentary elections in fifteen years. Npr's daniel estrin reports from jerusalem. The longtime palestinian authority president faces a serious challenger. Candidates submitted their lists for elections next month. And there's a major shakeup marwan barghouti a popular figure serving a life. Sentence in israel is backing an independent list for parliament. Another candidate muhammadu to. Helen is backing another list. That means votes. That would have gone to palestinian president. Mahmoud abbas fatah party could be spread among multiple rival lists that could weaken the secular party and give its islamist rival hamas the upper hand in elections analysts say that might give president abbass reason to cancel the elections of haute which was aimed at unifying the palestinian territories after fifteen years of divided. Rule daniel

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Israel's Fourth Election in Two Years: Is There A Clear Winner?

All Things Considered

01:55 min | 8 months ago

Israel's Fourth Election in Two Years: Is There A Clear Winner?

"So there is no clear winner yet. Netanyahu is expected to win the most seats in parliament, but he'll still need to build a coalition with other parties to get a majority. In your fourth election Now in two years. The last one was just a year ago. How unusual is this? I mean, what is this cycle of elections? Yeah, Israel isn't really in deadlock, and it all comes down to Netanyahu. He has been on trial for corruption and not enough parties have been willing to join a government with him. On the other hand, the opposition has just been too weak and too divided to come together and unseat him, and that's why we've seen this deadlock. Last year, Netanyahu had to share power with his centrist opponent, and that opponent was supposed to take over actually as prime minister later this year. Instead, Netanyahu forced these new elections so he would get another chance to stay. Prime minister. And what could help him this time? Are the vaccines. Many Israelis, no matter what their political affiliation is. Give him credit for securing covert 19 vaccines Early and Israel leads the world today and vaccinations per capita Looking ahead. What direction could this election take this government in terms of policy? Well, the government no matter what happens is going to be fairly right Wing or very right Wing on DIT depends. I mean, the left wing is very small in Israel, so we're looking at a few options if Netanyahu wins a majority. He would partner with ultra nationalists with the hard right with Jewish religious parties. They would strengthen Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. President Biden does not support settlements like Trump did. Now, if the opposition somehow manages to form its own government, it would also be heavily dependent on right wing parties. This vote will all come down to how the small parties come out. It's a very, very tight election, Audie That's NPR's Daniel Estrin in Jerusalem. Thanks for your reporting.

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Israelis head to the polls in fourth election in 2 years

Morning Edition

00:52 sec | 9 months ago

Israelis head to the polls in fourth election in 2 years

"To win a new term after 12 years in office. NPR's Daniel Estrin reports from Jerusalem, Israelis young and old, all wearing masks or walking into this polling station. This is really a referendum on one man. Prime Minister Netanyahu. He is on trial for corruption, but he refuses to resign. The country is divided between his ardent supporters and furious voters who have had enough of him. And this has created political deadlock, with voters feeling weary about repeat elections. Even some voting for Netanyahu are weary. Like other Weinstein, it's daring. It's a waste of money. I think it will be quite the same. Polls suggest Netanyahu has a slight advantage to create a majority right wing coalition, but a stalemate could also be ahead. Daniel Estrin. NPR NEWS Jerusalem Several United Nations officials have demanded a halt to targeted attacks on

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Archeologists unearth tiny fragments of 2,000-year-old biblical texts, The Dead Sea Scrolls

Morning Edition

02:45 min | 9 months ago

Archeologists unearth tiny fragments of 2,000-year-old biblical texts, The Dead Sea Scrolls

"Fragments of an ancient biblical scroll. Admittedly, that's a hard one to follow. But here goes, they also think they have found the world's oldest intact basket. Here's NPR's Daniel Estrin in Jerusalem. The Dead Sea Scrolls include the oldest known copies of biblical texts written more than 2000 years ago and discovered in desert caves along the Dead Sea, starting in the 19 forties and fifties. Now. Israeli government archaeologists say they found more fragments for the first time in over 60 years. We have biblical fragments that were discovered in an excavation. And brought directly here to our conservation lab or enable men of the Israel Antiquities Authority. It was a race against looters in ancient papyrus found by antiquities hunters in the area tipped off officials that more scrolls could still be hidden in the caves. For the last four years, Israeli archaeologists repelled down desert cliffs and search nearly all of the approximately 500 known caves along the shore of the Dead Sea. In one cave in Israel, they found a bundle of tiny, crumpled parchment pieces in ancient Greek. When we decipher it, it turned out to be Zechariah Chapter eight versus 16 to 17. The verse reads, Render Truth and justice in your Gates. There's something very surprising that we found in this fragment Was that the last word on verse 16 justice in your gates instead of the word gates. You had the word streets here. He thinks it could be a copying error. In the time of the biblical profits. Trials were carried out at the gates of the city. But when the scribe wrote this Greek translation hundreds of years later in the first century B C. He may have been used to seeing trials carried out in city streets. Everything's written in ancient Greek, except for one word right there, he and a conservative wearing blue gloves point to the four letter name of God in ancient Hebrew, that sign kind of tell us a bit about the importance Of the name of God that even in a text that is translated into Greek, the name of God is still in the ancient Hebrew script, probably part of way of showing how holy the name is. The archaeologists found even older artifact. The most thing that we found My opinion that we found in the project Archaeologist time Cohen displays a huge, intricately woven basket about 10,500 years old. Completely intact and found buried in another dead sea cave in the Israeli occupied West Bank. But to the basket used to store researchers are studying some dirt at the bottom of the basket to try to solve that mystery. Daniel Estrin. NPR NEWS

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Israel Begins Phased Reopening To Citizens With Proof Of 2 COVID-19 Shots

All Things Considered

03:38 min | 9 months ago

Israel Begins Phased Reopening To Citizens With Proof Of 2 COVID-19 Shots

"Life might be like as the pandemic lessons. It is vaccinated a higher portion of his citizens than any other country, about a third of had both doses. And this week is real started opening new doors to people who've had their shots. NPR's Daniel Estrin reports that includes places like gyms and the theater. Many businesses in Israel still aren't ready to open. But it's opening night at the first Israeli Indoor theater to put on a play after months of lockdown, Adam thinking and usher at Jerusalem's fun theater checks, tickets and something called a green pass, just taking their green a passport. It's called Check that they have been vaccinated or that there were sick and then the better Israelis one week after their second shot or recovered from the virus can print out a government issued green Pass. With their I d number and a Q R code. This is all very new. The Usher doesn't have a scanner, so he holds up the pass and asked the mostly senior age theatergoers. To recite their I d numbers by heart to make sure no one's cheating. Just make sure to make sure that they're not for you. Someone else's you know, it's not a picture. If you don't have a green pass, you can't see the show. Tear to post Glinski and or REITs. Come here come early. We feel its pioneers mean it doesn't matter what they're performing. We've come It's been way too long Since we were here. Do you feel safer, knowing that everyone in the audience will be with a green past? That's essential. It would have been worrisome if we had to sit in a closed theater with lots of people breathing at us. If we didn't know they both got both vaccines. We've been waiting for people to take responsibility and do that. Not everyone has. Vaccinations are available to all Israeli adults. But 40% of those in their twenties haven't done it. Some think they're healthy and don't need it. Others have heard false rumors of bad side effects. The promise of a green pass is a popular incentive. You can't get into a hotel theater or Jim without one. The vaccination center in the city of Petra Tikva. A D. Sheer nervously waits in line. The only reason that I'm going to get this vaccine is because I want to go to the gym. So it works. The pressure works. Yes, the pressure works way stop by a nearby gym and watch a young man still not fully vaccinated. Get turned back at the entrance. While 50 year old of fear on the El finishes his first wait routine in a year. I feel safe for now. I don't know what will be in 22 years. I want to leave now next door. There are hardly any vaccines for Palestinians in the West Bank in Gaza in Israel, the issue is that some Israelis refused to get vaccinated. One lawyer representing vaccine refuse ear's says some employers threatened to fire them or put them on unpaid leave until they agree to get vaccinated. There was a similar dilemma at the theater director hoodie Ben Moshe says his stage manager, and some actors didn't want to get vaccinated. So he pleaded for us both for us. We want to work. They want to come back and work. Please do it for us, and he says they agreed. Now, an hour before curtain. The director is worrying about something else that scared the death tonight. The audience first with that funny mask off faces. They still believe it. Jeter will still work this magic. He had nothing to worry about. The audience laughed through their masks. The play is no cowards, Life spirit translated into Hebrew. Light comedy just with the audience needed. Daniel Estrin. NPR NEWS Jerusalem When David

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Oil spill from passing ship blackens Israel's Mediterranean shoreline

NPR News Now

00:51 sec | 10 months ago

Oil spill from passing ship blackens Israel's Mediterranean shoreline

"Caused massive damages to israel's shoreline and a search is on for the ship responsible for the spill which began last week in a winter storm. Npr's daniel estrin has more. The israeli national parks authority says. It's the biggest ecological disaster. Israel has seen in recent years with long lasting effects for years to come officials say nearly ninety percent of israel's beaches have suffered various levels of damage from israel's northern border with lebanon. All the way south close to the gaza strip sea turtles were covered in black tar. Israeli and european authorities are investigating what happened officials. Believe ships spilled tens or hundreds of tons of oil beyond israel's territorial waters israeli soldiers and hundreds of volunteers from the public are helping with cleanup efforts. Daniel estrin npr news jerusalem. Five years after then

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I.C.C. Rules It Has Jurisdiction to Examine Possible Israel War Crimes

BBC World Service

00:51 sec | 10 months ago

I.C.C. Rules It Has Jurisdiction to Examine Possible Israel War Crimes

"Court has cleared the way for a possible war crimes investigation in the Palestinian territories. Israel OBJECTS NPR's Daniel Estrin reports the IC C ruled that has jurisdiction to prosecute possible crimes in the Israeli occupied West Bank, east Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. Prosecutor says there's a basis to investigate Israeli settlement activity and violence in Gaza investigating Palestinian militants to Palestinian officials are welcoming the court's decision as a victory for justice. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called it persecution. He said democracies have a right to fight terror and the ruling would hurt chances for peace. State Department spokesperson Ned Price said the U. S has concerns about the court exercising jurisdiction over Israeli personnel. Neither Israel nor the U. S are members of the court. Daniel Estrin.

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Biden Expected To Work To Repair U.S. Relations With Palestinian Leadership

WNYC Programming

01:25 min | 11 months ago

Biden Expected To Work To Repair U.S. Relations With Palestinian Leadership

"U. S policy toward Israel and the Palestinians changed dramatically under the Trump administration in favor of Israel and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was a vocal ally of Donald Trump. We're joined now by NPR's Daniel Estrin in Jerusalem to talk about how the inauguration of President Joe Biden is being received their high. Daniel Hey, Ari. So some optimism was expressed today from the Palestinian leadership. Tell us about what they said. Yeah. Palestinians are eager to turn a new page here because Trump has snubbed the Palestinian leadership. Repeatedly, the administration closed down the Palestinian envoy's office in Washington. Um, the Trump administration moved the U. S embassy here to Jerusalem, where I am and sided with Israel's claims to the city. Palestinians also have claims in Jerusalem. So then the Palestinians cut ties with Trump. And then Trump stopped giving humanitarian aid to Palestinians, so there was just a lot of bad blood between them, and Biden has pledged to reverse a lot of what Trump did. He says he will restore humanitarian aid to Palestinians. He will oppose Israeli settlement activity in the occupied West Bank. Trump actually supported Israeli Claims to territory there. So now there are some Palestinians who are disappointed that the Biden team says they will not be moving the embassy out of Jerusalem, but the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, Congratulated biting today and he's expecting violent to be more favorable to the Palestinians

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Examining The Diplomatic Deal Between Israel, United Arab Emirates

Morning Edition

06:29 min | 11 months ago

Examining The Diplomatic Deal Between Israel, United Arab Emirates

"Newly established diplomatic ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates are having an effect. The U. A. E is welcoming thousands of Israelis President Trump's administration. Promoted these diplomatic ties as a historic breakthrough, which was true Israel had been isolated from many Arab nations for decades. Israel's leaders says the agreement proves that peace does not have to come at a cost. NPR's Daniel Estrin traveled to Dubai and the U. S a toe ask just what kind of peace is being promoted? It's not hard to spot Israeli tourists and devise busy gold market way. Silas are very noisy, and they understand us here. I feel no tour guide. Lisi is wearing a sequined shirt and a blue scarf around her strawberry red hair she poses for pictures with elaborate gold wedding garments in the window displays. Later, she'll ski at Dubai's famous indoor ski slope in Jordan. I don't know if I will feel like this Not in Egypt Way make fine here and next month I come again. Egypt and Jordan share a cold peace with Israel and most other Arab countries refuse relations with Israel, as long as Palestinians don't have independence, but the U A E. I gave Israelis what they have long sought. A sense of acceptance in the region were wanted in our country Don't feel wanted by the Arabs. And here they want me here. L a needs Ziegel Boy Wonder's Dubai Spice Market. With six friends, all elementary school teachers and Moratti's in the market are reluctant to speak on tape about their countries embrace of Israel, which is still controversial in the region. I asked the Israeli school teacher is this piece? I don't know if it's a real piece or not. I think that both countries have interest in this peace because we need them. They need us. The Israelis gain business opportunities. One Israeli I met, signed a deal to grow lettuce using pipes and the Emirati desert. And the Emma Ronnie's Get Israel's blessing to buy American made F 35 fighter jets, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco also normalized ties with Israel. And it was the U. S offering the incentives without concessions by Israel so long to watch a loom. Which alone middle. What's MMA Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promoted the U A e deal as peace for peace instead of the old paradigm land for peace. He says It sets a precedent. Israel doesn't need to give up land to the Palestinians to win friends in the Arab world. But I Moratti's still want Palestinians on their side U A e ambassador to the U S. You said fellow Taipeh. We still want to see a two state solution. We still want to see a negotiation between the two parties. Perhaps just perhaps we might be able to have more influence and more leverage when we do have a relationship with Israel. Emirati commentators say the love fest Israelis feel Just the honeymoon. Tough love will come later. But Israelis are seeing it more Netanyahu's way. Everybody by him from then a tourist to get just his first name to discuss his political views, says the Moratti's embrace proves Israel doesn't need to make sacrifices. Rather, it's the Palestinians who will feel pressured to follow their Arab brothers and make a deal with Israel. Even a prominent Israeli peace advocate returned from a trip to Dubai, saying, I think that the Palestinians need to rethink the way they treat Israel. Femi Paris The son of the late Israeli President Shimon Paris, runs the Paris Center for Peace that reaches out to Palestinians. He wants to promote business with the eh Moratti's and approach he wants Palestinians to adopt. I think Their point of view has being that's first sold the political issues and then we can start normalizing things and move forward. I think those days have gone. I believe that the only way for us to really, really achieve peace, comprehensive peace And save the region from backwardness is to focus on moving together forward. I put that to Nabil Shaath, adviser to the Palestinian president, He says. Palestinians can't just move forward and ignore their day to day realities is an occupying our land. Israel continues to Great second mints in our villages destroyed our houses. And yet It is legal had 23 is very better. Who is it? That should be doing what to whom the occupied the occupiers. Palestinians and many countries say real peace requires Israel to compromise land for peace. Shot says the U. A e deal removes the incentive for Israel to do that, Even if the Emirati say they'll keep pushing for it. There's radiated out of the problem, not us on the right. Is that looking for exclusive or what? There's not sisters myself and lewdness. Be that fan board down a desert dune. Their Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel, not from the occupied territories. And they're thrilled to finally visit a part of the Arab world that have been off limits to them as Israeli passport holders with the azure Allah Allah Dolly are a beam can look hope. Jewish travelers to Dubai with see Arabs in a more positive light. Could it lead to less discrimination against her community at home? Or would it all just be for gotten on the flight back commotion on the runway and Duke? By Lee's Eve, the Jewish Tour guide You heard at the beginning of the story happens to be sitting across from me and does not want the flight attendant to crowd the empty row in front of her with an Arab couple and their baby. Also tourists from Israel. A second Arab couple accuses her of racism. Give your time CC Zaeef says. Are you psycho woman? Can Lieutenant Mark going up? And Israeli flight attendant gets on the loudspeaker. Respect each other. A young Arab dad stands up and addresses the plane. Okay, mate committed. I don't being bumped out of it. No, but they must you all were just in an Arab country. Not in Las Vegas. Look at what's happening here. Disgusting. A Jewish man shouts back! Don't generalize. Quarreling passengers don't make amends or apologies. They spend the flight back to Israel in a kind of cold piece. Daniel Estrin NPR news Dubai

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"daniel estrin" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

08:52 min | 11 months ago

"daniel estrin" Discussed on KCRW

"Is trying to monitor these groups. So all that on the show tonight, All right. Press play coming up at seven o'clock on KCRW 10 westbound in San Pedro Street in L. A three car crashes block in the right lane That's got to slow coming away from Alameda Street. It's 6 20. This is all things considered from NPR news. I'm Mary Louise Kelly and I'm Audie Cornish. The historic effort to vaccinate the world against the Corona virus has in effect during the entire globe into an experiment. And results are already coming in. We're finding that when it comes to getting shots into people's arms, politics matter, So does pricing and national hubris or complacency. We're joined now by three of NPR's international correspondents who are watching what's working and what isn't First one to say hello to Rob Schmitz in Berlin. Hey there. Rob Yadi, Daniel Estrin in Jerusalem. Welcome back. Thank you and Philip Reeves in Rio de Janeiro. Hi, Daniel. I want to start with you in Jerusalem. You're seeing two very different pictures, one in Israel and, of course, the other in Palestinian territories, starting with Israel. It's been unexamined for a good part of the world, right. They've vaccinated a good portion of their population. Oh, they vaccinated a bigger percentage of their population than any other country in the world about 20% of Israelis have been vaccinated so far. Majority of Israelis over 60 years old have already been vaccinated. And Israel says visor as actually expedited shipments of the vaccine to Israel. And so I asked. How did Israel get this stock? I asked The Israeli Health minister, Yulia Adelstein today. Um first Israel paid a high premium for these vaccines, but that's not it, he said. Israel has also made an offer to Fizer. We said to Fizer and two other companies, too. That the moment they give us the vaccine will be able to vaccinate and the speed they've never heard of. And so, he says Fizer is interested to see a country vaccinate very quickly to start opening up the economy to show how it can be done. And Israel is also giving visor access to its medical data of the millions of Israelis who are getting vaccinated. And already Israel says that that data proves itself. It's showing signs, for instance, that the code vaccine can begin to work two weeks after getting the first shot. So why is it not the case for Palestinians right in areas under Israeli control what's going on there? Well, there's a dispute about that. U. N experts. International rights groups, Palestinian officials, They all say Israel has an obligation as the occupying power in the West Bank. To ensure the Palestinians get access to vaccines. And you know, Palestinians have been struggling with this virus, too. Of course, Israel had been under pressure, especially to vaccinate Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. The health minister told me that they would start doing that next week, but Israel is not providing Palestinians. In the West Bank and Gaza vaccines. And so Palestinian officials are just now managing to sign deals for vaccines from Russia from some other companies, the World Health Organization Those vaccines will only arrive in a few months. So this whole situation really reflects what's happening around the world because you got some governments with the power the influence the money to get in the front of the line, and then you have poor areas without the resource is there left behind and you see that contrast very starkly when it comes to the Israelis and the Palestinians. Robin, Germany, We're hearing that the vaccine has become a major political controversy. What's the fight over? Yeah, Germans are fighting over how slowly they think their government and the U is moving on this front before the holiday season. They saw video of Americans and Israelis and Brits getting the shots, but it took the you a few more weeks to approve those same vaccinations yesterday. German Health Minister Jens Spahn was defending the process, saying the reason for the slow rollout is due to what he said a global shortage of supply of the vaccine. Here's what he said. When this bit. I'm not good enough for the nuke him stuff Allah in Dutch landscape and our He's asking for people to be patient and that eventually there will be enough vaccines for everyone. And as it stands today, he says, they will likely be able to offer the vaccine to everyone by the summer. Suffice it to say that German media and politicians here are still complaining. So it's been quite a year for Germany early on in the pandemic. The country was seen as a model for how to manage the virus, and it went into the autumn with a little hubris on on how it performed, But now we're seeing some cracks in that model image. Stepping back on the continent. If the EU is supposed to be coordinating the European vaccination effort. Can you describe how that's actually working? Yes. Oh, the U is in charge of purchasing the vaccines for its 27 member states, and it made its orders back in the summer by choosing up kind of a range of vaccines from different companies. Some of those companies are not finished with approval process yet, so that's why we're seeing a slow roll out now you countries are in charge of distributing it administering the vaccines, and that's where we're seeing the differences in the roller on a local basis countries in Europe that were slammed hard at the start. Are now ahead in vaccinating and that includes the UK now officially out of the U, Of course, it rushed through its approvals. Italy in Spain are also slightly had in their vaccination programs. Meanwhile, in other countries like Germany, people are stopped blaming the you slow bureaucracy for what they see as a slow rollout. Philip Reeves. There's another big political fight over vaccines. Of course, where you are in Brazil. What's going on? Ah, lot of what's happening here is about the president Schaeuble Sonando. He is what you might call vaccine resistant. He's repeatedly said he's not going to get vaccinated. He's come out against mandatory vaccines, He once said in a tweet that they're for dogs. And he's raised unspecified concerns about vaccine safety, and Brazil's medical community is very frustrated, very upset about this. They say that Brazil has a proud history of successful nationwide immunization programs. Example against smallpox. But with Kobe you know it's lagging behind and they were accusing bull scenario of encouraging people not to get vaccinated just as death and cases are soaring again in Brazil. However, both scenarios Health Ministry does now have a national plan and government regulators haven't actually approved any vaccines yet here, but they're expected to decide on two of these things weekend and if they give the go ahead, officials say they hope to start vaccinating in Brazil in about a week. Brazil is second only to the U. S. And number of coronavirus deaths more than 200,000 hospitals are full. Are the country's vaccine advocates still able to move ahead? Yeah, but you know, it's chaotic here and tangled up with politics. I mean, right now, there is an extraordinary race going on. The bolsa nado. Federal government is promoting the AstraZeneca vaccine. The trouble is, they don't have any. So they're sending a plane to India to pick up two million doses. That plane returns on Saturday, and they're hoping That AstraZeneca will indeed be approved for emergency use the next day and that they'll be ready to roll. The another player in this race is Boston are those big political rival, the governor of the mighty Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, Sean Doria. He's teamed up with the Chinese to produce the vaccine Corona back. They've already got six million doses of this here in Brazil on that is also awaiting approval from regulators this weekend. So the question is who gets their vaccine out? First BOSTON Arrows made this political scrap even more unsavory by pouring scorn on Corona back. He took another swipe at Corona back this week after test results emerged showing that while that vaccine is very effective against severe and moderate cases, the factory in all infections, including very light symptoms, its effectiveness rate Came out it only just over 50% and Artie. This is Rob in Berlin. And I want to jump in here I have, you know, I think it's important. Remember here that this virus is far from its final phase as we've heard from Phil S O. Even the countries that are seemingly ahead of the rest may soon see problems as their populations began to mix again, thinking this is all over when thinking this is all over when it is clearly not, and as we've seen Politics are, of course, a big part of this, and what's key is that everyone has to stay on top of this. That's NPR's Rob Schmitz in Berlin. Philip Reeves in Rio de Janeiro and Daniel Estrin in Jerusalem, Gentlemen. Thank you for your time. You're welcome. Thank you, Audie. This is NPR news. Hey, this is K C r w I'm Larry Farrell. Thanks for joining us. Greater L a coming up this moment away. We also have state local news coming up, including why Mayor Garcetti says you need to.

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City of Bethlehem says 'Christmas will not be canceled'

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City of Bethlehem says 'Christmas will not be canceled'

"In the Israeli occupied West Bank is hosting a scaled back Christmas this year. Amidst the pandemic, NPR's Daniel Estrin reports. Palestinian officials have closed hotels and limited gatherings, but festivities are continuing. It is drizzly this Christmas Eve morning, But in Bethlehem, they're not gonna let that rain on their parade. Palestinian scouts like every year are marching towards the church of the native itty, where Jesus, according to tradition, was born. The mayor of Bethlehem tells us that this year even the pandemic cannot stop a tradition that's been going on for years. NPR's Daniel Estrin reporting Wall Street higher

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Israel starts its coronavirus vaccinations Sunday

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Israel starts its coronavirus vaccinations Sunday

"Covert 19 immunization program is on with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the first to be vaccinated. MPR's Daniel Estrin reports, Netanyahu received the Fizer covert 19 vaccine on live TV. He said he was setting an example. Polls show many Israelis are nervous about getting vaccinated right away. The president and other top Israeli officials are also getting vaccinated, along with medical staff, and Israel is beginning to vaccinate people over 60 years old. Israel says it's purchased Fizer and Madonna vaccines to cover most of its population. But Palestinians will have to wait. The Palestinian Authority is in talks to receive vaccines, and it's unclear when they'll arrive in the West Bank and Gaza. Meanwhile, Israel is restricting entry from the UK, Denmark in South Africa. You two appearances of a new variant of the Corona virus.

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Palestinian youth shot by Israeli forces in response to unrest

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Palestinian youth shot by Israeli forces in response to unrest

"Between palestinians and israeli soldiers in the occupied west bank after a palestinian teenager was shot and killed yesterday. Npr's daniel estrin reports palestinian health officials say israeli troops fatally shot thirteen year old aaliyah wiley during a confrontation with palestinian protesters. European union officials identified him as fourteen years old. It issued this condemnation quote. Children enjoy special protection under international law. How many more palestinian children will be subject to the excessive use of lethal force by the israeli security forces the e you called a shocking incident and called on israel to quote. Bring the perpetrators to justice. The israeli army said it was aware of the teens reported death but did not confirm it was responsible. It said its troops. Were trying to prevent palestinians from rolling boulders and burning tyres onto an israeli road and did not use live. Fire daniel

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"daniel estrin" Discussed on KCRW

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"daniel estrin" Discussed on KCRW

"I'm Laxmi, saying President elect Biden's Cabinet is shaping up to be a diverse, one more reflective of the country. It will serve. NPR's Asma College reports Biden's announcing more nominations for his foreign policy and national security teams. Biden's picks include long time foreign policy aide Tony Blinken as secretary of state. He's tapped Foreign service veteran Linda Thomas Greenfield to be ambassador to the United Nations and will re elevate that role to a Cabinet position. Jake Sullivan will be bite. His national security advisor and April Haynes will be the first woman nominated to serve as director of National Intelligence. Biden's pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security. Alejandro New York Kiss will be the first Latino and first immigrant to hold that position. Former Secretary of state John Kerry has been named as a special presidential envoy for climate. He'll sit on the National Security Council, which marks the first time the NSC will include in official focused on climate A small college NPR news. In the final weeks of the Republican presidency, the Trump Administration is pushing through controversial actions that will be up to the Biden administration to deal with once it takes over in January. Among them is US policy in the Middle East. NPR's Daniel Estrin says Israeli media are reporting that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has flown to Saudi Arabia for a secret. Unprecedented meeting with Saudi Arabia is crowned Prince and that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was there. Secretary Pompeo and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Sunday in the city of Neil in Saudi Arabia. Multiple Israeli media outlets say Netanyahu was also there. Netanyahu declined to comment. But an online flight tracker documented a private jet traveling from Tel Aviv to the Saudi city where Pompeo and the Crown prince were meeting. And two Israeli Cabinet ministers appeared to confirm it in public comments. This would be the first known meeting between Israeli and Saudi officials. The two countries see Ron as a threat. They may be coordinating with the Trump Administration on moves against Iran before President elect Joe Biden takes office. Biden has said he may reenter the Iran nuclear deal which Israel is against. Daniel Estrin. NPR NEWS Jerusalem Third drugmakers introducing a Corona virus vaccine. AstraZeneca and Oxford University say their vaccine is up to 90% effective if given in two doses, half dose and then a normal dose one month later. Adrian Hill had a vaccine research at Oxford says it'll take months to determine how well the vaccine actually works. We were aiming for September October time I still think that's a realistic Aspiration, but we can't is a Hill says the vaccine has to be tested on tens of thousands of volunteers and ongoing phase three trials. Meanwhile, the FDA is starting the process.

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Pompeo Attempts To Cement Trump's Legacy In Israel Ahead Of A Biden Presidency

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04:09 min | 1 year ago

Pompeo Attempts To Cement Trump's Legacy In Israel Ahead Of A Biden Presidency

"Workers at the Capitol are dressing up the West Front for Joe Biden's inauguration, members of the current administration are rushing to cement Donald Trump's policies in place. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo was in the Middle East. This past week, he unveiled new pro Israel policies that could be hard for an incoming Biden administration to undo NPR's Daniel Estrin reports from Jerusalem. Compelled, became the first secretary of state to visit an Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. He had lunch at a winery that named one of its wines, Pompeo. The U. S used to take a dim view of settlements, seeing their growth as an obstacle to peace because they take up land Palestinians claim for an independent state. But Pompeo says Israel has a right to settle the land featured in the Bible for a long time State Department. Took the wrong view of settlements. It took of you that didn't recognize the history of this special place. Pompeo announced a new policy favoring the winery He visited products made in West Bank settlements must be labeled made in Israel when shipped to the U. S. A ghetto front with peace now and Israeli group against Settlements says this could make it hard for consumers who don't want to support settlements if people want to boycott Or not to participate in the occupation. They can do it by not buying products from settlements. This is going to be labors that his friends and they cannot know if it's from occupied territories. Then. Boyce is being revealed all of Israel. Pompeo announced another new policy last week. Today. I want to make one announcement with respect to a decision by the State Department that we will regard The global any Israel BDS campaign as anti Semetic BDS has boycott divestment and sanctions, a movement that calls to boycott Israel because of its policies toward Palestinians. Some Israel supporters see it as a threat because some boycotters oppose Israel itself as a Jewish state, But boycott activists say it's a non violent form of protest. So why unveil these new policies right before Biden takes over. Dead. Ravi V. And Israeli settler leader close to the Trump administration says Pompeo is playing chess with Biden one step before Checkmate. It's putting buy them some sort of check. If you really reversed his decision that were done by the constant ministrations. You might have to confront criticism. As to why doing it. Other administrations have taken steps on Israeli Palestinian policy right before leaving office, like when President Obama allowed the United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israel's settlements. Scott Lisinski was an adviser for the Obama administration. President Clinton himself using his presidential transition, trying to move Middle East peace forward George Shultz at the end of the Reagan presidency. Negotiating a very careful formal diplomatic dialogue, the first ever between American and Palestinian leaders. These are examples of diplomatic opportunism. Palestinian leaders see this as their opportunity to make nice with Biden. They've agreed to resume security and economic ties with Israel after a six month stand still, and they say they might change a practice, Democrats criticized paying stipends to Palestinians convicted of attacking Israelis. Many Palestinians criticized the gestures like former Minister Nabil Armor in this video he posted. He had the infertile into Paloma that America, he says. Why give more ground before Biden enters office, while Israel is taking advantage of this time to announce more settlement construction. Israel got another boost yesterday with news that the U. S. Justice Department decided not to renew restrictions on the parole of former U. S intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard. He was convicted of espionage for giving classified U. S documents to Israel and is now expected to move to Israel where he has popular support.

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"daniel estrin" Discussed on KCRW

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04:38 min | 1 year ago

"daniel estrin" Discussed on KCRW

"Daniel Estrin NPR news Ramallah in the west bank you're listening to weekend edition from NPR news at a time when health professionals are battling the front lines of the pandemic here in the United States thousands of them could potentially lose their jobs and be deported the Supreme Court is expected to rule as early as this week on the constitutionality of the deferred action of childhood arrivals policy or Dhaka and if the court sides with the trump administration the United States could lose some twenty seven thousand health care workers and allowed on Silas is a surgical trauma ICU nurse at dell Seton Medical Center at the university of Texas she's also a daca recipient and she joins us now from Austin welcome to the program hi how are you I'm okay let's start with your story when did you come to the United States I came to the United States when I was about three years old I think it was nineteen ninety eight or so I came with my parents and my sister from which country from Mexico specifically San Luis Potosi is where I was born what kind of work do you do in Austin and how has the pandemic impacted your hospital so I am a surgical trauma ICU nurse I work with patients who have been in really bad accidents are very difficult surgeries and they just need very close monitoring and just with the pandemic everything in the hospital just a little bit different just from not really allowing many visitors for the patients to just the way we do things how we have to get screened every day going into work and the fear and anxiety that kind of like comes about with the pandemic and tell me how you became a daca recipient it came into policy in two thousand and twelve I had graduated high school started college by that time I still was undecided on my major but I was kinda leaning towards nursing and the only thing that stopped me was I didn't have a social security number to be able to apply to nursing school therefore I had to quickly apply for daca and after a few months I received my work permit my social security number and then I was able to apply to nursing school so the Supreme Court is set to make its decision very soon and the trump administration argues that doctors should be made into law through Congress if the Supreme Court sides with the trump administration are you hopeful that Congress will step in considering this is right before an election I am hopeful I hope that they can hear our stories that they can know that we are helping the communities and I think there's a lot of dreamers out there and not just in the healthcare field that are working hard that are making a difference in the world in the US in the community so lots of ifs here but if the Supreme Court decides that the trump administration if Congress doesn't step in you may face deportation as many others have you made plans for that if you thought that through I've talked about it with my parents and you know we've talked about if it happens then I would have to go back to Mexico and they would also move with me I don't think they would let me live in a country that I've never really lived in by myself but it would be very hard because I'd lose everything that I've worked for here in the U. S. my house my job I mean you sound very composed about it I guess I'm surprised yeah I think a lot of people are truly surprised at work and they're like you look totally fine about it but I mean it's not just a day to night thing it's you live with it every day but I have to find a way to cope with it and I have to find a way to still succeed and do my job and take care of other people I can't just stay in my room and dwell on it if that were to end well then I'll make the most of every opportunity wherever I'm at I'm allowed on Silas is a registered nurse and a daca recipient in Austin Texas thank you very much thank you so much this is NPR news looking for another way to support KCRW look no further than your car boat motorcycle or.

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"daniel estrin" Discussed on KCRW

"To us she's been one of the protesters hitting the streets in demonstrations circulating on social media some protesters have chanted I can't breathe and held signs saying Palestinian lives matter and other slogans comparing how locked to George Floyd but Israeli professor of U. S. Israel relations a ton Gilboa thinks the comparison is unfair I think there's a huge difference because in Jerusalem there have been many cases for most finance dressed as civilians using night you'll kill Israelis whether it's right for the project mistake and that's that's a different story you have a history or racism and police forces and violence but Israel has that history to says a guy outside of the Israeli human rights group b'tselem once in a while they are specifically refer cases that get some more attention but they do not change or roll grim picture of almost blanket impunity for any Israeli security forces that killed one US demands no matter what the circumstances the Israeli protests against police brutality have been much smaller than the protests in the U. S. that's a relief to Israeli public security minister of Hana he said he hoped no one would quote try to bring Minneapolis here Daniel Estrin NPR news Jerusalem this is NPR news not long ago in Los Angeles on the corner of Wilshire and Fairfax inside an old.

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"daniel estrin" Discussed on KQED Radio

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02:14 min | 1 year ago

"daniel estrin" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Up in a democracy this and we're just gonna laugh I think it's a joke so anything you know there are no rules anymore you just can hold election after election and Netanyahu he says he's doing that to try to win isn't there even more at stake for Netanyahu than just winning or losing office here a lot is at stake for him his corruption trial begins in two weeks and he's gonna be facing bribery and fraud charges for alleged secret dealings with media moguls so he actually gets to win another term this time he'll be in a position of strength going into that trial having one term and you know if if the other option is another stalemate that also helps him because he'll still be able to start his trial as caretaker prime minister and state office Daniel just a few weeks ago the trump administration released a peace proposal for Israelis and Palestinians has that become much of an issue in the campaign remarkably Steve it has not the polls suggest it probably has not tilted the political map which is fascinating the trump administration's proposal for peace heavily favors Israel Netanyahu touted on the campaign trail to win over the right wing but a lot of people think it won't actually come to be and actually Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel may be motivated by that plan to show up to the polls in even larger numbers against the plan and that could weaken netting that was chances of winning can I just mention Daniel in the UK they had multiple elections over a period of time and finally ended up with a decisive result for Boris Johnson now the prime minister is there any sign of movement in polls that would suggest this election in Israel could come out any differently than the past to know if quite frankly there could be another stalemate this country's politic pretty split no candidate seems to want to compromise and join forces we may be seeing a fourth election state okay Daniel thanks very much really appreciate your work you're welcome NPR's Daniel Estrin has been talking with voters in the Israeli city of Rehovot tip of the iceberg.

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"daniel estrin" Discussed on KQED Radio

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02:52 min | 1 year ago

"daniel estrin" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Other markets see this and we're just gonna laugh I think it's a joke so anything you know there are no rules anymore you just can hold election after election and Netanyahu he says he's doing that to try to win isn't there even more at stake for Netanyahu than just winning or losing office here a lot is at stake for him his corruption trial begins in two weeks and he's gonna be facing bribery and fraud charges for alleged secret dealings with media moguls so he actually gets to win another term this time he'll be in a position of strength going into the trial having one term and you know if if the other option is another stalemate that also helps them because they'll still be able to start his trial as caretaker prime minister and state office Daniel just a few weeks ago the trump administration released a peace proposal for Israelis and Palestinians has that become much of an issue in the campaign remarkably Steve it has not the polls suggest it probably has not tilted the political map which is fascinating the trump administration's proposal for peace heavily favors Israel Netanyahu touted on the campaign trail to win over the right wing but a lot of people think it won't actually come to be and actually Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel may be motivated by that plan to show up to the polls in even larger numbers against the plan and that could weaken that's when I was chances of winning can I just mention Daniel in the UK they had multiple elections over a period of time and finally ended up with a decisive result for Boris Johnson now the prime minister is there any sign of movement in polls that would suggest this election in Israel could come out any differently than the past to know if quite frankly there could be another stalemate this country's politic pretty split no candidate seems to want a compromise and join forces we may be seeing a fourth election state okay Daniel thanks very much really appreciate your work you're welcome NPR's Daniel Estrin has been talking with voters in the Israeli city of Rehovot tip of the iceberg that is how one doctor working on the covert nineteen outbreak in Washington state describes new cases discovered over the weekend covert nineteen is the disease caused by coronavirus and public health agencies believe more cases will be found as testing picks up all this though is straining an already under funded public health system will stone for member station KNKX reports from Seattle a lot goes into chasing a virus much of it out of sight of the downtown headquarters of public health Seattle and king county staffers huddled over their laptops fielding phone calls and directing a massive public health mobilization covert nineteen cases are.

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"daniel estrin" Discussed on KQED Radio

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"daniel estrin" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Robocalls aren't, just annoying. They can be dangerous targeting doctors and patients, what to do. When you get one, the least amount information, you give over one of these calls the better. Plus, why this year's pride parade, and Sao Paulo, Brazil took a new meaning but first news. Live from NPR news. In Washington, I'm Janine Herbst secretary of state. Mike Pompeo is on his way to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for talks on Ron NPR's, Daniel chose low has more. Pompeo says he'll bring together the countries that stand against Iran not only throughout the dates, but in Asia in Europe that understands this challenge as an prepared to push back against the world's largest state sponsor of terror tension. Have been up after Iran shot down a US drone last week, President Trump says he called off a strike on her on Thursday, but he has not ruled out military action. Pompeo says the US is open to negotiations with no preconditions to ease tensions last year. The US withdrew from a deal that lifted sanctions in exchange for Iran agreeing to abandon nuclear weapons. Then yelich has low NPR, news, Washington, Palestinian Authority. President Mahmoud Abbas says he rejects the White House's multibillion dollar plan to invest in the Palestinian economy, and fears Daniel estrin has more from the West Bank in his first meeting with international media in years, Palestinian, President of boss said, quote, we will not be slaves or servants of Kushner, presidential adviser, Jared Kushner and the other top US officials drafting the plan for Israel Palestinian peace. The White House published its economic peace plan this weekend. A plan to invest some fifty billion dollars in the Palestinian. Territories each. Jordan and Lebanon. But it does not address, Palestinian demand for an independent state Abbass said, quote, money is important to Konami is important, but the political solution is more important, the White House promises to publish a political peace plan, perhaps later this year. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would consider the US peace plan. He took national security adviser, John Bolton on a tour in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Daniel, estrin, NPR news Ramallah in the West Bank. Critic presidential candidates are wrapping up a weekend of campaigning in South Carolina. The south first primary state. Former vice president, Joe Biden maintains a formidable lead in early polling, but his rivals are working hard to chip away at that lead. NPR. Susan Davis has more. Twenty two candidates appeared at events in Columbia South Carolina. This weekend, including an annual fish fry attended by thousands of voters candidates also address party activists at the state's annual democratic convention and appeared at a forum hosted by Planned Parenthood, where they all express support for expanded abortion rights. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren turned seventy on Saturday, joining Biden, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders as the trio of candidates in their seventies Warren is the leading candidate in the first round of the democratic debate in Miami on Wednesday night. She's now, pulling behind Biden Sanders, who will take the stage on Thursday. Susan Davis, NPR news. Washington. Markets are trading higher at the open the Asia Dow up just a fraction of a percent. This is NPR from K, Q, E, D news. I'm Jeremy Siegel, fennel overdose deaths are on the rise in San Francisco, according to preliminary numbers from public health officials deaths attributed to the synthetic painkiller hit fifty seven last year compared to just six in twenty ten. San Francisco Chronicle health reporter Aaron all day says, fennel has surpassed prescription opiates as the leading cause of overdose deaths in the city public health in Harvard action folks have been waiting for this day have been waiting for fennel to really take a hold in San Francisco. And I think what we see now from these numbers is that that's happened. And I think it happened just like in the last year, or so that sentinel really became embedded in the San Francisco drug market all day says exact numbers for twenty nineteen aren't available, but in the first two weeks of June, the number of opioid overdose deaths were double the average in all of them. Them from Fenton, a giant floating trash collector is now making its way back to the middle of the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco this week after getting some much needed repairs and upgrades Kennedy's. Tiffany camhi has more. The device was created by the nonprofit that ocean flip project. It's designed to trap some of the estimated one point eight million pieces of plastic floating in the great Pacific garbage patch between California and why it originally launched last September but was hauled back after only four months at sea because it's two thousand foot long. Boom broke apart after being under constant stress from wind and ocean waves the upgraded version of the trash collector will also test to new ways to capture garbage using Louise and see angers. I'm Tiffany Cam. Hi, Kate Kuwaiti news. There's more local coverage on our website, K, Q, E news dot org. I'm Jeremy Siegel. Support comes from personal capital..

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"daniel estrin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:42 min | 2 years ago

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"We've had to believe in impossible thing. The true nature of reality beckons, just beyond those talks, those ideas, gap did for radio. From NPR. I'm Ghairat coming up. I just took it upon myself. I said, okay, I've got to survive this. I've got the move forward for me. Healing has not been about moving on. But consciously moving forward to me is choosing to live this episode moving forward. First this news. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Janine, Herbst national security adviser, John Bolton is defending President Trump's decision to call off military strikes. On Iran Bolton spoke today during a visit to Jerusalem, as NPR's Daniel estrin reports Bolton has long advocated hardline positions against Iran and suggested the US could attack you run at a later stage. Neither Iran nor any other hostile actor should mistake. US prudence and discretion for weakness. He said, the US is imposing new sanctions on Iran with details to be announced Monday. Bolton made the comments alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who also advocates a hardline stance on Iran. It ten Yahoo said, nothing about Trump's decision to call off military strikes. But he praised new US sanctions on Iran, both in Jerusalem ahead of a meeting Tuesday, with Russian and Israeli national security advisers to discuss Syria on Saturday, the White House published its long-awaited economic peace plan for Palestinian. But Bolton Netanyahu made no mention of it, Daniel. Estrin NPR news Jerusalem. Democratic presidential candidates are wrapping up a weekend of campaigning in South Carolina. The south first primary state. Former vice president, Joe Biden maintains a formidable lead in early polling, but his rivals are working to chip away at that as NPR's. Susan Davis reports. Twenty two candidates appeared at events in Columbia South Carolina. This weekend, including an annual fish fry attended by thousands of voters candidates also address party activists at the state's annual democratic convention and appeared at a forum hosted by Planned Parenthood, where they all express support for expanded abortion rights. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren turned seventy on Saturday, joining Biden, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders as the trio of candidates in their seventies Warren is the leading candidate in the first round of the democratic debate in Miami on Wednesday night. She's now, pulling behind Biden and Sanders who will take the stage on Thursday. Susan Davis, NPR news Washington, if the opium top military official has been assassinated after a regional, president was also killed. NPR's Ava Peralta reports, the Ethiopian government is calling the attacks part of a coup. Attempt and says arrests have been made a spokesperson for prime minister abiotic myth tells NPR that the HARA regional president was shot by armed forces trying to take over the regional government at the same time in the capital SABA about the chief of Ethiopia's armed forces was coordinating a response when his bodyguard shot him, the spokesperson beginning, the says both men died from their injuries. And she says the government believes the attacks are connected for the year now if the Opie has been experiencing a rapid transformation. Prime minister Abby Achmat has ushered in a new more democratic era, but old ethnic tensions that were kept in check by the former regime's authoritarian rule have flared leading to widespread intercommunal violence in NPR news Nairobi, and you're listening to NPR news from Washington. They seize WNYC in New York..

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03:17 min | 2 years ago

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"Maybe the way that they have to deal with maybe. Never voters not thrilled about him as a personality. Not really sure what he stood for. But they thought he was the most likely person to beat Netanyahu. And then I met a lot of younger voters voting for Netanyahu or right wing parties that support Netanyahu. And here's an example of that. I spoke to a twenty year old soldier named aronie. She only gave me your first name. And here's what she said about Netanyahu his relationships with the world the way that he got chump to get onboard with Israel Russia. Nobody has ever done this before he's amazing person. And that's so you can really hear the difference there near the voter not so thrilled and the Netanyahu voter a lot more excited. So what were the candidates closing arguments as the campaigns wound down? Who made an eleventh hour pledge that if he gets reelected he will annex all Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, and that would be a dramatic move. It could make it very hard for Israel to separate from the Palestinians and reach a peace agreement, and it was Netanyahu's attempt to consolidate right wing votes. And then in the last hours of the election. He spent a lot of time posting really a torrent of videos on Facebook warning that there was low right wing voter turnout, and he was trying to get his supporters to the polls. And then his main challenger Benny guns. His closing argument was we are on the brink of winning. We are the alternative to Netanyahu and Palestinians are looking at this from the side. They don't have a chance to votes, they don't have a vote in this election, but the Palestinian Authority president said his hand is extended towards peaks. So when do we expect the results to come in at this point? And what happens? Well, the votes are counted all night long, and it really is very close. And it's too soon to declare a winner. And then it could be weeks of haggling because what happens now is that the parties meet with Israel's president recommend who they want as prime minister, the president decides which candidate has the best chances of forming a majority coalition. Oh, wow. So it's a long process ahead. Still right. That's NPR's Daniel estrin in Jerusalem. Thanks daniel. You're welcome. You're listening to all things considered on WNYC. A new program sends out public alerts when veterans at risk of hurting themselves. Go missing we do it for our elderly. We do it for our children, and we need to do it for veterans to but one that who has found through the system said he felt violated.

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04:01 min | 2 years ago

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"Q E D. Some rain this morning along with breezy, conditions, then showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms are expected this afternoon. We'll have highs today from the upper fifties to the mid sixty s those winds will be southerly from ten to thirty miles per hour. They'll become ten to twenty miles per hour later this afternoon. And public radio. The time is eight forty six. It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm David Greene. I'm Rachel Martin police in Germany are reporting a rise in anti-semitic, eight crimes the German government wants answers NPR's. Daniel estrin reports from Berlin. Monte, oh, dizzy young Jewish LGBT activists in Berlin on his walk home from work. He told me about what's happened to him while wearing a Jewish headcovering. Keep PA I've seen people spitting out in front of me because I was wearing a hypothesis people shouting at me do the middle of the streets the center, oh the city. And if I tell people about things, I experience they say what this happened to you. I didn't even know that there is anti-semitism today in Germany, there is some disagreement about the nature of anti-semitism in Germany today, for example, when does criticism of Israel cross into anti Jewish expression, and whether far right anti-semitism or anti-semitism from Muslims is the bigger problem. There have been problems with rising anti semitism amongst the Muslim community, most of whom were of migrant background going back. Several generations now for many years DJ burger heads the American Jewish Committee. In berlin. The group surveyed Berlin schoolteachers who reported some students crossing out Israel for maps and expressing fundamentalist Muslim ideologies. Her group is helping teachers develop lesson plans to address the issue with students. Dervish? He's another Berlin activists addresses a seminar of high school counselors about how do identify anti-semitism he's Muslim, and he says some Muslims in Germany, go on the defensive when they're accused of anti-semitism, they see it as part of a campaign of Islam of phobia fueled by Germany's growing far-right, we searching for ways how we can win people to be aware of problems such as. And how can we communicate this issue to them? So that they take responsibility and not deny it last year. Germany appointed its first national Commissioner to combat anti-semitism Felix. Klein he told me his focus right now is to collect data. Police say antisemitic crimes rose ten percent last year with ninety percent of the attacks coming from the far, right? But there's a dispute about some of the figures if you talk to the Jews in this country. They perceive attacks emanating from Muslims from radical Muslims, of course as much higher. They think it's around forty percent when it comes to physically takes Klein hopes to clear this up with a nationwide online reporting portal launched last month for Germans to report behavior, they witness that's not officially criminal. But it's still anti-semitic like graffiti or bullying in schools, he hopes by the end of the year to have enough examples to draw some conclusions. Because then we know more about the perpetrator about the social backgrounds. Maybe. Aware. I do. And then, of course, Lew constitute a very very important for our strategies for preventing anti-semitism, some juice say they face. Lots of skepticism about their complaints. And they hope Klein statistics will highlight the extent of anti-semitism in Germany today. Daniel estrin, NPR news, Berlin. You can follow these stories and more online at NPR dot work or follow us on Twitter and can find me at PR. Well, as at Noel king David is NPR green.

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02:21 min | 2 years ago

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"A statement. He didn't confirm whether HAMAs fired the rocket today, but vowed to respond to Israel's attacks with force Trump back the Israeli response and offered a gift. Signed the proclamation recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights disputed territory captured from Syria over fifty years ago, it's an achievement Netanyahu can show his public as it decides whether to re elect him two weeks from now, but today's violence eclipse that Daniel estrin NPR news Jerusalem. You're listening to all things considered from NPR news. And this is ninety point three KFC you support for Casey you comes from edible Monterey. Bay magazine delivering the story on local food and drink across the region. The new spring issue is available now at Seamico, Lena, Jerome's market trailside cafe and Carmel valley and at edible Monterey Bay dot com. We also received support from Parker loose. Oh, pastries now, offering handcrafted chocolates for Easter eggs bunnies. And other critters available at their three Monterey locations. More information and chocolate making video at Parker loose oh dot com. Taking a look at our local weather the national weather service forecast for Monday night calls for chance of showers all across the Monterey Bay area with winds gusting to twenty five miles per hour. Overnight temperatures will be hovering right around fifty degrees Tuesday. We'll see a continuing chance of showers and windy conditions with high temperatures in the mid sixties in Monterey. Ray, Salinas, and Santa Cruz. The national weather service has issued an unsettled weather alert for the Monterey Bay area. Watch out for those gusty winds impacting today's commute times watch out for branches blowing onto roadways and the possibility of thunderstorms with hail lightning and heavy. Rain later in the week on.

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04:17 min | 2 years ago

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"Morning edition from NPR news. I'm Rachel Martin. And I'm Steve Inskeep. Israel votes for a new government next month. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu having won elections. So many times before faces a tough one. This vote comes amid violence in both the West Bank, and Gaza, and it also comes after a court ruling the Israeli supreme court banned a far right candidate from running NPR's. Daniel estrin is in Tel-Aviv watching all this either. Daniel. Hi, Steve who's this candidate has been banned? Mikhail been are- is his name. He has had links to the outlawed Kahane movement which calls for expelling Palestinians, and the supreme court disqualified him from running in elections because of his racist statements against Arabs, his far right party is called the Jewish strength or the Jewish power party. And it is still running in elections. Oh, so this one candidate is gone. But that party is still there. Now, how does that affect Benjamin Netanyahu wouldn't describe necessarily as? Far. Right. But he is absolutely on the right side of the spectrum. This actually could help Netanyahu in the polls. He has been seen as legitimizing this far right party. He recently brokered a deal to merge, the party with others on the right wing to consolidate votes and to help him win elections. His base is very fired up about the fact that this far right candidate has been disqualified. But that an Arab party is being allowed to run. All well, let's talk about that very briefly if we can because we've heard some headlines to that effect people on the right saying if you elect this left coalition the centre-left coalition it's going to bring Arabs to power in. What way if it all is that true Arab parties don't traditionally enter governing coalitions in Israel, but they could help tilt the scales here. So that the centre-left comes to power instead of Netanyahu's rightwing bloc. So when it's on Yahoo warns of that, he's he's essentially being accused of saying, you know, hey Arab. Parties are not legitimate political players in Israel and that plays on these long running tensions with with Israel's Palestinian. Arab community which is twenty percent of the population here. So we are seeing Netanyahu now gaining in the polls his main challenger is losing his lead. That's the centrist Benny guns. He is fighting a new scandal reports that Iranian intelligence hacked, his cell phone all of that is distracting from Netanyahu's corruption scandal, he's accused of bribery. Oh my goodness. That's true. And and an indictment is as is on the way is that correct possible charges and possible indictment for bribery in a number of cases. And yet that's not it's barely scratching the surface here in headlines Netanyahu is poised to have a very strong few weeks. He is meeting secretary of state Pompeo this week in Jerusalem. He goes to Washington next week expected to meet Trump Brazil's new president is visiting just days before the elections, and all of this could boost Netanyahu's profile, and of course, people are following violence in the West, Bank and Gaza happening at the same time. What's happening there? Yeah. Yesterday, a Palestinian stabbed a soldier stole his gun. Commandeered a car and fired shots and Israeli soldier. And a rabbi were killed another soldier was badly wounded and this comes a week after two Palestinians were killed by Israel fire, and then in Gaza, we've been seeing some rare protests against HAMAs against tax hikes. There all of this is a reminder that even though there's been a relative period of calm here. There is continuing tension, and when violence erupts it can impact how Israelis vote, do you notice intense interest in this election? Daniel absolutely, this is probably one of the most consequential elections in Israel in the last ten years since Netanyahu has been in power Daniel, thanks so much. You're welcome. That's NPR's. Daniel estrin. This is NPR news. And you are listening to KCRW. Support comes from the California earthquake authority, which is a not for profit provider of earthquake insurance for California homeowners mobile. Homeowners condo unit owners and renters an earthquake could happen today..

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07:20 min | 2 years ago

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"Israel's attorney general says he's preparing to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for corruption. These indictments are not final could be months before they are filed. But just weeks ahead of an election Netanyahu is now accused of fraud and bribery NPR's. Daniel estrin joins us from Jerusalem has been covering the story. Daniel hi, Steve what exactly is the prime minister accused of doing? Well, he's accused in three separate cases. The attorney general has put out very detailed allegations they boil down to Netanyahu's dealings with businessmen and his alleged efforts to control press coverage. The most serious allegation is that Netanyahu used his authority to approve regulations and business deals that allegedly netted close to half a billion dollars for a businessman and an exchange Netanyahu got to dictate a positive coverage about him in about himself in the businessman's. News websites Netanyahu also accused of discussing a proposal to. To help a major newspaper publisher with his business in exchange for pro Netanyahu coverage and he's accused of doing lucrative favors for a Hollywood producer in exchange for cigars and champagne so now Netanyahu gets a hearing to try to prevent these charges from being filed, but legal experts say that indictment is a pretty certain what does the prime minister say about these really quite remarkable allegations that he was using corrupt means to manipulate his own media coverage. Right. Well, he gave a speech yesterday. And it was it was a roller coaster ride. He went from jeering at the media to choking up at one point. He called the allegations a house of cards fake, scandalous, a blood libel a witch hunt. He said he's being put through these seven circles of hell, he accused senior prosecutors of bias. He said this is a plot by the left wing by the media. The Justice officials to topple him from power. He says, it's an interference in Israel. Early elections, which are just six weeks away. And he ended his speech with a promise. Take a listen to this Lewis show that the them. Sheila booth. He's saying he intends to serve as prime minister for many more years, and he's already been prime minister for many years. He's been repeatedly elected he's been in and out of office. He's been dominant figuring Israeli politics for for so long. Daniel I do have to ask. I mean, if we're talking about manipulating media figures and news organizations reporters do have a tendency to speak out from time to time as anybody like publicly spoken up and said, yes, I was ordered to write nice stories about BB Netanyahu. Yes. There were some reporters and editors at that news websites who are who say that. Yes. They were received direct orders. And there are there of the a lot of reaction right now among Netanyahu's opponents. They're calling on him to step down. Well, let's talk about that. Because you're in the middle of an election campaign has this dominated the campaign headlines. Yes, this campaign has now become whether Netanyahu should continue or not his right wing. Political partners are standing by his side. And he could stay in power. He barely survived the last election narrowly survived but has a chance to do it again. He sure does Daniel. Thanks so much. You welcome. That's NPR's Daniel estrin in Jerusalem. Climate change is a danger to this country that is the official position of the US federal government. But according to leak documents, the White House could be moving to challenge that conclusion the man who appears to be behind behind. This is William hopper. He's a scientist who recently joined the staff of President Trump's national Security Council NPR's, Dan Charles has more William pepper was born in India when it was a British colony the son of a Scottish military officer at an American missionary doctor they later moved to North Carolina and hamper became a physicist at Columbia University. And then Princeton he is a damn good scientist. This is Steven Kuhn on a professor at New York University. He's known Hafer for thirty years. There are two really significant contributions associated with him one made it possible to capture much better images of people's lungs. Another one allows astronomers to see the stars more. Clearly, so a respected scientist, also contrarian and. Prone to arguments with environmental scientists in one thousand nine hundred three for instance, then Vice President Al gore was talking a lot about chemicals eating away at ozone in the stratosphere letting in dangerous ultraviolet radiation, happier had a top job at the department of energy at the time running scientific research. He went over to the White House and said, there's no evidence the ozone holes hurting, anybody he lost his job over it Kuhnen thinks is friend will happen. It was just demanding better evidence. I think that sensitized him to the squishy nece. If you like a lot of the environmental science, but other colleagues say it's more like a visceral distrust of that science in recent years has been campaigning against the idea that rising carbon dioxide levels are a danger here. He's giving a speech to the heartland institute when I got into this area and started learning about it. I learned that I was when I looked at O two I should assume that it calls harmful warming. Extreme weather knows flood. I remember thinking are they mad carbon dioxide is actually good for the planet. Hafer says it's like fertilizer, it makes our crops more productive. We've got pushback vigorously on the demonization of fossil fuels. They're not demons at all their enormous servants to us some of his colleagues back at Princeton are reluctant to talk about it. It's like discussing a relationship that got messy. Here's Michael bender emeritus professor of geoscience a climate researcher. I mean, I I liked him. We would we went out for coffee after our committee meetings a couple of times vendor. Wouldn't do it? Now though, partly because of the scientific dispute vendor says hackers misreading the evidence, but it's also hackers style. He's called climate science occult accused other scientists of whipping up climate fears to boost their own careers. Most offensive for bender hamper said, people are demonizing carbon dioxide the way, Nazis, demonize Jews. You know, they're they're came. A point where he attacked my colleagues integrity. And I just felt like I couldn't. Have a cordial relationship with him any more after that happier wasn't authorized to talk to us for this story. He's in the White House. Now, seventy nine years old possibly running a new review of climate science, and Robert Sokolow, another Princeton colleague has conflicted feelings about it. Everybody has areas irrationality and the environment in general and climate change in particular is an area of wills irrationality. But nonetheless, I think can accomplish something Sokolow is hoping that happier will now behave less like an argumentative physicist and more like the kind of person who has to prepare for every possibility. The military person doesn't underestimate the enemy a business person doesn't underestimate the competition and Sokolow's even if there is uncertainty about our future climate. That's Hafer says.

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02:08 min | 3 years ago

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"Like a bet with our whole system is breaking down all this one bridge on the major line of falling apart. Well, the whole system is suffering that brings us all the delays that we see there have been lots of complaints and media coverage. So in January, the German railway appointed a punctuality Saar railway CEO. Richard lutz told reporters they've got a five point plan. Nine thousand in league. He's promising to hire more employees purchase new trains and ensure timely departures the public transportation advocate Schroeder thinks it will be years before passengers feel a real difference political scientists Rupert it's says all of this points to something bigger. We have a real problem with infrastructure. It's not just the railways. For instance, Chancellor Angela Merkel recently missed the opening of the g twenty international summit because her plane malfunctioned that they put the head of government on the plane within a couple of hours to center to a conference is absolutely ridiculous. And a new airport being built in Germany's capital keeps getting delayed with reports about cables installed incorrectly and escalators too short. The government has a policy called black zero. No, increasing the national deficit sounds responsible. But some say that means underinvestment in infrastructure Streff. It's thanks. Foreign investors are taking note you rely. Level is the stuff you're offering radius. Good is input. Should look at your way with this kind of conversation that goes on. And that's terrific come to the reputation of gentleman efficient sand things he says, even in Italy, the trains are running better. Daniel estrin, NPR news, Berlin. If you've never been to Mexico City that is what the street sound like they are full of music in the form of vendors selling their wares with songs that they make up others using whistles to announce their presence. And of course, children playing in the street that soundscape is the first track on a new album called music, inspired by the film, and with the Academy Awards taking place this evening in L A, all.

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01:55 min | 3 years ago

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"Stocks finished lower today on Wall Street. You're listening. To NPR news. Israel says it will no longer allow an international observer group to patrol the Israeli occupied West Bank as NPR's. Daniel estrin tells us from Jerusalem, the move came at the urging of Israeli settlers the temporary international presence in Hebron has patrolled the city of Hebron for over twenty years. It's a city of frequent friction where several hundred Isreaeli settlers live in military protected enclaves in a city that's home to thousands of Palestinians. The group's observers are unarmed and come from Italy. Norway, Sweden, Switzerland Turkey, Jewish settler leaders waged a campaign to disband the group and Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel will not renew its mandate. He didn't say when the group must leave. But he said, quote, we will not allow the continuation of an international force that acts against us. A spokesman for the Palestinian Authority president called the decision unacceptable. Daniel estrin NPR news Jerusalem, the former chairman of star. Our bucks is drawing criticism after telling sixty minutes, he's thinking about running for president as an independent democrat. Ian Castro who's already announced. He's running says a Howard Schultz independent campaign would provide Donald Trump with his best hope of getting reelected. President. Trump tweeted today that Scholtz doesn't have the guts to run for president stocks finished lower on Wall Street today. The Dow lost two hundred eight points down eight tenths of a percent. This is NPR. This is ninety three K as e.

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