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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
Trump Administration Labels Movement To Boycott Israel 'Anti-Semitic'
"Martin. The clock is running out on the Trump administration. But Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is making pro Israel policies that could last after he's gone. Pompeo has spent a couple of days in Israel this week and in areas under Israeli occupation, which is a controversial move in and of itself, and he is stepping up U. S support for Jewish settlements. That could complicate things for the incoming Biden administration. NPR's Daniel Estrin joins us Now from Jerusalem, Daniel Good morning. Good morning. So, as you know, everywhere, a top U. S official goes in the Middle East is seen as symbolic in some way by some party, Which is why these itineraries air so carefully planned. Having said that it with that context, Where has Pompeo gone? A lot of symbolic places. First of all, he visited the museum affiliated with the U. S evangelicals, and he was the most senior U. S official to visit the Golan Heights, which Israel annexed from Syria, and most countries do not recognize that but the Trump administration has. He also was the most high that the highest ranking U. S official to visit an Israeli settlement in the West Bank. He visited an Israeli settler winery, which has a wine label called Pompeo. That's an honor of pump. Oh, saying that Jewish settlements in the West Bank are legitimate. Now. Activists point out that the vineyards of that settlement winery are on lands that Palestinian land owners say are there's Thea's Railly, who runs the winery lives in a home on a Palestinian landowner's property, they say, so there's even an Israeli demolition order on on that home. And the bigger context. Most countries say that the very presence of Israeli settlements on occupied land violates international law and hurts the chances of Palestinians being able to establish their own state there. But Pompeo signed the winery guestbook, referring to the West Bank by its biblical name. He sees this as the land of the Bible, and there's speculation he's thinking about a presidential run in 2024. So perhaps these visits can help him with evangelical voters. It's not just where he's going right. It's what he's saying to he's announcing new new policies. That's right. He made two new Decorah declarations. He said that a pro Palestinian movement to boycott Israel is anti Semetic. Now, most or many U. S. States have passed laws against these kinds of Israel boycotts and some boycott supporters. Say that Israel should not exist as a Jewish state boycotters say this anti Semitic label is wrong and an attempt to delegitimize a nonviolent protest in support of Palestinians. Of the second declaration that Pompeo made is that when the U. S imports products like wines, for instance, from Jewish settlements in the West Bank, they must be labeled as made in Israel. Now the West Bank is not Israel. Israel has not officially annexed those lands. But here again, Pompeo is siding with the Israel's claims to the land. So how how is all this going to box in the incoming Biden administration? Pompeo is clearly trying to cement you know his view and the administration's view of settlements before leaving office, And this does point put Biden in a bind. One Israeli settler leader compared it to chests and Pompeo declaring check. So now it's Biden's move. He has opposed settlement expansion, and if he reverses these policies that could lead to tensions with Israelis. Of course, Pompeii was not the only one trying to influence the Biden administration. Now I should mention that Palestinians themselves are taking steps to create warm relations and the Palestinians just re established security and economic ties with Israel that could Be something that buy them would would recognize and and
Israel Rushes To Advance A New Settlement While President Trump Is Still In Office
"A. King. No, I'm definitive. You're supposed to use top representative to the Palestinians tried to talk down the protesters Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Spin, Kundan Burgdorf said. Hello, Peace and Hebrew But he gave up. I will not give a statement on that The circumstances wave my move to our cars and then we talk. Israel froze plans to build here years ago and President Obama's request. Juts between part of East Jerusalem and the West Bank, where Palestinians hope to have their capital and independent state. But Mickey's are a lawmaker close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Tweeted that the plans settlement is quote an opportunity that will not return to strengthen our grip on the land of Israel. Jerusalem Deputy Mayor King worries what the Biden presidency will mean for settlements by then. We don't know so much about him, but he is no tramp. I'm sure about that it at the club was like by Trump Lab that Israel has accelerated its settlement building plans under Trump that worries you, representative von Bergdorf, deciding at this critical juncture. Meaning after a new president elect in the U. S. Has been voted give some observers the impression That the authorities want to create facts on the ground before the new president will take up office. In the past, President elect Biden has spoken out against settlement expansion. European diplomats say they're trying to stop this settlement plan. But a Palestinian man living next to the hilltop doubts they can. The European have no influence in this region. They can't object. We can also object, but I don't think that we can win, plus 82 year old retired gynecologist, Mohamed Othman. Thinks it's too late for a Palestinian state, with so many Israeli settlements dotting the land. Oh, situation is very, very, very critical now. The Palestinians. We have Nothing. And I think that the whole state will be Under Israel should control 10. Years ago, Biden was in Jerusalem when Israel announced building plans in another settlement. Biden came late to a dinner with Netanyahu and released a statement condemning the move. Just last week, Israel announced more new homes in that very same settlement that had worked biting before. Daniel Estrin. NPR NEWS Jerusalem
Top Palestinian Negotiator Saeb Erekat dies of Covid-19
"19 has claimed the life of a top Palestinian peace negotiator, NPR's Daniel Estrin. Reports from Jerusalem. Syb Eric Kat was a key figure in implementing the Oslo peace accords, which gave Palestinians limited autonomy. He led several rounds of peace talks with the aim to establish a Palestinian state and end the Israeli Palestinian conflict. But the last talks broke down in 2014. Eric had caught the Corona virus and was treated in an Israeli hospital, angering some Israeli officials and some Palestinians. He suffered complications due to a previous lung transplant and died at the age of 65. Many Palestinians accused Erica out of being willing to compromise too much in the quest for independence. He was one of the few who continued to champion the idea of negotiating peace with Israel. Daniel Estrin. NPR NEWS Jerusalem
A Lot Is Riding On The U.S. Election For Israelis, Palestinians
"Attention to the election results. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he has had a huge influence on President Trump's Mideast policy. And the two have given political support to each other when challenged. Overall, Israelis and Palestinians have a lot riding on whether Trump or Joe Biden winds. NPR's Daniel Astra is in Jerusalem and joins us now. Hi, Daniel. Morning, Rachel. Let's start with Netanyahu. What is it? Steak for him in this U. S election. Ah lot of that stake. His relationship with Trump is one of the strongest cards that he has with Israelis, and Netanyahu is facing weekly protests calling for him to resign. So maybe those protests could intensify if the protesters find inspiration in a trump loss. I mean, we're talking about two leaders who really have depended on each other during very tough times. Netanyahu has come to Trump's defense when Trump has been accused of fomenting anti Semitism. And then Trump has come to Netanyahu's aid when Netanyahu struggled to keep his job in three consecutive elections, But now Netanyahu is really playing it safe. Just in case biting winds, and I want to play you this very awkward exchange that happened. Just a week and a half ago, Trump had just brokered a diplomatic deal between Israel and Sudan, and he had Netanyahu on speakerphone. You think sleepy Joe could have made this deal, baby sleepy, Joe, I think you think he would have made this deal somehow. I don't think so. You want to? We appreciate for peace from anyone in America, and we appreciate what you've done and obviously Wow. So much said in the pause. There s O walk through what Donald Trump has done for Israel in Netanyahu's view. Trump has sighted with Israel and against the Palestinians again and again, he moved the U. S embassy to Jerusalem. He sided with Israel's claims to the city, even though Palestinians also want to establish their own capital. There. He recognized Israel's annexation of the goal on heights, which was cap from Syria. He went against most countries when he recognized the legitimacy of Israel's settlements in the occupied West Bank and even proposed he steal that would see Israel annexed all of its West Bank settlements. Which Palestinians say would make it impossible for them to have their own viable state. The last thing he's done is broker diplomatic deals between Israel and some Arab countries, and that broke the Arab concensus. That Israel should make peace with the Palestinians first before being accepted by the Arab world. Alright, So, Daniel, how do Palestinians view this election then? Well, they have a very clear preference there praying for Biden TTO win. They hope he can offer them a fresh start away. You know, to renew relations with the U. S, which have been cut off under Trump. I asked Dan Shapiro, the US ambassador to Israel, under Obama, what might change under a bite and presidency. He said Biden would not move the U. S embassy out of Jerusalem, but that Biden would take steps to preserve a two state solution to the Israeli Palestinian conflict, like opposing Israeli settlement expansion. And that would be something that Palestinians would welcome. NPR's Daniel Estrin in Jerusalem. Thank you. You're welcome. And people are following the US election and
Trump Announces Sudan Will Move to Normalize Relations With Israel
"To draw attention to another foreign policy achievement in the final days of the presidential campaign, a new US brokered deal between Israel and Sudan. We have many countries wanting to come in. We're doing them one by one. We did Sudan. They wanted to do a deal. And that was in particular. Nice because they essentially better in war with is you know for A long time. I don't know if it was fighting. I don't know that, but probably There's been a little bit but certainly has been for many years. You've been officially at war with Sudan, and now it's not only the deal was signed, but it's peace more on that from NPR's Daniel Estrin. Sudan is the third Arab country to establish official ties with Israel in recent weeks after the United Arab Emirates in Bahrain. Israel's leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, said it was quote an era of true peace. President Trump has also decided to remove Sudan from the state sponsors of terrorism list praising Sudan's new transitional government after years of dictatorship. But in Sudan, there are still opponents to relations with Israel. Trump has touted these diplomatic deals as he seeks to beat Joe Biden in elections. NPR's Daniel Estrin reporting your listening
Palestinian official Erekat in Israel hospital
"The top Palestinian peace negotiator is hospitalized in Israel a week after testing positive for the corona virus. NPR's Daniel Estrin has details from Jerusalem Palestinian officials say cyb Eric Hot has been transferred from his home in the West Bank to an Israeli hospital they say his condition requires hospitalization because he contracted cove in nineteen and has chronic respiratory difficulties he had a lung transplant three years ago Eric Hot helped lead all the major Israeli Palestinian peace negotiations since the Nineteen Ninety S.
Israel strikes Gaza after rocket fire during US ceremony
"Says it's fighter jets struck militant sites in Gaza in response to rockets being fired at Israel. NPR's Daniel Estrin says the rocket fire began during yesterday's White House signing ceremony involving diplomatic agreements reached by Israel and two Arab nations. Israel's military says Palestinian militants launched 13 rockets towards southern Israel Tuesday to Israelis suffered light and moderate wounds. Then Israeli air strikes targeted militant sites in Gaza with no injuries reported. The Islamic Jihad group said it fired the rockets to protest the deals. The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed with Israel. Palestinians accused those countries of betrayal for rewarding Israel with diplomatic ties while the Israeli Palestinian conflict continues. Those Gulf Arab states never fought a war against Israel. For years, they had covert relations. The Gaza Israel violence was a reminder of the Mideast peace that still has not been achieved.
Gaza militants fire rockets at Israel as pacts signed in US
"Donald Trump presided over a document signing event at the White House today is really the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signing agreements that will formalize the normalization of the Jewish state's warming relations with the two countries, possibly paving the way for a broader Arab Israeli reconciliation after decades of squabbles. Later, Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump indicated more countries will be getting on board. I call it going around the spark door coming in a different way, and we have many other countries going to be joining us. They're going to be joining us soon. We'll have. I mean, I think seven or eight or nine we're gonna have a lot of other countries joining us, including the Big one. Today's ceremony is part of an initiative being pushed by the Trump administration is a key foreign policy win during the president's reelection campaign. As Israeli leaders attended a ceremony at the White House to establish diplomatic ties with the two countries. Militants in Gaza fired rockets at Israel, medics say At least two Israelis were wounded. NPR's Daniel Estrin reports from Jerusalem. Medics say the two men had moderate and light shrapnel wounds. The rocket fire hit the southern Israeli town of US dude Video on social media showed a crowd gathered near shop with shattered glass on the sidewalk. Palestinians opposed the two Gulf states agreements with Israel as abandoning the Palestinians and their conflict with Israel. The Islamic Jihad militant group claimed responsibility for the rocket fire, saying they opposed the normalization deal with Israel. A spokesman for Gaza's ruling Islamist militant group Hamas said Palestinians would continue to struggle for their rights as if the agreements between Israel and the two Gulf states did not exist. Daniel Estrin. NPR NEWS Jerusalem House
Kushner tries to smooth over F-35 dispute in visits to Israel and UAE
"This week. The first Israeli commercial airliner landed in the United Arab Emirates and both countries are celebrating new diplomatic ties. But the USA is focused on a different airplane. It wants to override Israeli objections and by the F 35 from the U. S. NPR's Daniel Estrin reports. Good morning. A senior Emirati defense official welcome President Trump's son in law and White House advisor Jared Kushner at an Emirati airbase that hosts US troops. Mr. Jared Kushner. Distinguished delegation Major general Fella who Kahtani ticked off the U. S and M Iraqi military's joint efforts. Recently. We have sent our troops to Afghanistan to work with US force to fight Isis. Afterward, Kushner met the Emirates first female fighter pilot, They posed for photos in front of a sleek F 16 fighter jet marked with the Emirati flag. Nearby like unacknowledged elephants in a room stood to gray F 35 joint strike fighters. The US keeps those stealth aircraft at this base, the USA once some of its own Carnegie Middle East Center fellow but safe. Having a case of non belligerency between Israel and the U. S is a kind of argument that now that you Moratti's will push forth to ensure that they can get that deal with the F. 35. The Emirati military has fought in conflicts in Yemen and Libya and wants to enhance its standing as a regional power. But the F 35 issue is sensitive. Israel is the only country in the Middle East that has a 30 fives. And despite the new peace deal, it publicly opposes the U. S selling the Emirates those Jets. Former Israeli defense official AMA Ski Lad says Israel needs to protect its military superiority for whatever geopolitical changes come in the future. I want apology and is a precedent right? You'll get it and not Saudi Arabia, Egypt and so and we might be surrounded by coalitions. That is not inferiors in our air Force. That's him. Lots of them. The U. S. Is committed by law to protecting Israel's qualitative military edge, or Q. M. E. Kushner told reporters that the U. S can keep the Israelis and the Emirati is happy. The military relationship that America has with United Arab Emirates is very special, just as the relationship that America has with Israel is incredibly special. And so the cure me is something that can be respected while also advancing our military relations with the United Arab Emirates. Kushner says discussions on the F 35 will take time. His priority is to quickly finalize the treaty between Israel and the U. S. A. And try to get more Arab countries to establish ties with Israel.
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"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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"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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"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. 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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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"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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"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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"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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"Original podcast box tablet. We wanted to share that interview with you today. Hi, everyone. Welcome back to box tablet. It's me, Sarah. Every today we're sitting down with almost. There's no other living is really author who's well known around the world as a most inside Israel. He's one of the country's most respected cultural figures. He's lived a tumultuous life. When he was ten years old. He witnessed the founding of the Jewish state when he was twelve years old his mother committed suicide when he was fifteen he joined kibbutz, and he changed his last name to us, which is Hebrew for strength. Eventually he left the keyboards for the desert because of his son's asthma. But in his newest book of short stories called between friends, he revisits the early years of the keyboards when the collective farms were still, a wild, ideological experiment. Vox Tabah contributor Daniel estrin sat with almost in his home in Tel Aviv for a far ranging discussion about his new book and about his life. Israel is not a country of celebrity worship. But they're still this aura that surrounds almost owes. He's a household name in Israel. And even though he hasn't won the Nobel prize for literature yet he's rumored to be on the shortlist every year, you can tell he does his best to protect his privacy in this country of little privacy. There's no name listed on his buzzer at the entrance to his apartment building no-name on his mail slot either in the elevator. I ask a young kid. You know that almost owes lives in your building. Yeah. He says he sees them in the elevator. Sometimes have you read anything of his I ask my mom's got a tale of love and darkness. He says that's almost as autobahn graffiti, his most celebrated work. Hello. How are you? Hi. Thank you so much. Something to bring water would be great. Yeah. Those lives on the top floor and a quiet leafy district of north Tel-Aviv. His front door opens to a cozy living room. He calls at the library. It's got a panoramic view of the city and the blue haze of the Mediterranean Sea, the library is floor to ceiling with books, plus an aquarium squeezed in the middle and a cat named FREDDY any particular book on your book shelves that you? Who have your favorite? It'd be so potato of love and darkness in the fifty to fifty three additions in thirty countries. What are some of the languages that? It's been translated into well. There is a pirated dishes in the kill the language. For instance, there is a translation into Hungary in Bulgarian Romanian, shake Greek. It's translated into many many languages over thirty countries. I'm also says now seventy four years old he's of modest height. His hair is thin and mostly white. And he carries a pen and a fine tooth comb in his breast pocket in this interview. You'll hear that his breathing is heavy, but he has a lot to say about his love of Hebrew, his predictions for Israel's future even a little bit of celebrity gossip. I started by asking him about his recent move to Tel Aviv. You have moved here recently from. Arado? I mean, you you grew up in Jerusalem. You you spent I think thirty years in Cuba..
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"It's all things considered from NPR news. I'm Audie Cornish. And I'm Ari Shapiro today. Airbnb said it's removing listings for stays in Israeli settlements in the occupied. West Bank companies are under increased pressure to stop doing business. There is Isreaeli officials say Israel is being singled out they plan to take action against the company NPR's Daniel estrin has more from Jerusalem. Airbnb posted an eight paragraphs statement about this online today it's said until now it allowed rental listings in Israeli settlements in the West Bank despite criticism because it wanted to help bring people together. But it says it spoke to experts and has now decided to remove the listings saying settlements or quote at the core of the dispute between Israelis and Palestinians. Airbnb says there are about two hundred such listings, and they'll be taken down soon. It says it will take a look at other disputed. Territories on a case by case basis, the group Human Rights, Watch says it lobbied Airbnb on this for the last two years, Omar soccer is with Human Rights Watch there. In essence on helping to broker rentals on land stolen from Palestinians for which those policies themselves are barred from entering Israel captured the West Bank fifty one years ago and built Jewish settlements there. Most countries reject that move and see the West Bank is subject to negotiations and Palestinians must receive Isreaeli military permits in order to visit Israel settlements. Shocker welcomed. Airbnb is decision. It's an important recognition of the fact that business activity in settlements invariably contributes to really serious human rights abuses. And it's incumbent on businesses to stop operating inter with settlements. Airbnb is one of many companies that have faced pressure amid global calls to stop doing business in the West Bank. Ileana passan is an Israeli citizen who lives in the settlement of L E in the West Bank. She's originally from San Francisco, and she says, she's rented her home several times on Airbnb to tourists from Canada. And Julia she says they come for the attractions in the area. There is mountain. And biking Jiefang ATV's about fourteen boutique wineries immediate area. So a lot of people come for the wider age for the height the biking. There's really a time to do. She says she is an Israeli cannot stay in Airbnb rentals and Palestinian towns were Israel bars. Israeli citizens from entry. She rejects Airbnb decision. It doesn't make any sense whatsoever. They've become political and and building bridges they're building fences, and and taking people in higher area in Israel away from from their website. Which is it's crazy. It doesn't make any sense. Israel's tourism minister called the decision disgraceful and says he'll try to limit Airbnb business in Israel. Another government minister said the company was singling out this conflict among many others in the world and called on Israel as affected to sue Airbnb. Daniel estrin NPR news Jerusalem..
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"It's now thirty four minutes past the hour of eight it's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Steve Inskeep. In Washington DC. And I'm David Greene in Culver City, California for years now. Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has not so quietly worked in tandem with Saudi Arabia's rulers. Even if the two countries don't have formal diplomatic relations. They saw shared interests and also shared antipathy towards Iran will now Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammad bin Salman faces suspicion for killing and a cover up after the death of journalist Jamal kashogi. So what does this mean for Israel NPR's, Daniel estrin is with us from Jerusalem? Hi, Daniel, David. So how then Yahoo handling what's he saying? So far he said one thing about this early last week. He said, I know about the Shoghi affair as much as you do. He was responding to a question from journalists, privately, I can imagine. He's quite worried. He has spoken a lot about a new Middle East where some Arab countries enemies of Israel are starting to get closer to Israel and Saudi Arabia has been seen as the first in line. And I remember I was in Washington earlier this year, I was covering Netanyahu's. Visit to the White House Netanyahu briefed reporters he then ended the briefing with a little bit of drama. He took out a piece of paper. He said he'd been working on on an issue for a long time any read from this paper that Saudi Arabia was going to open its airspace so flights from India could fly over Saudi Arabia and reach Israel instead of making a big detour around Arabia. So this was like touted by Netanyahu is a major achievement and now with this scandal with Khashoggi's killing it's going to be very hard for Israel. To boast about these ties with the Saudis dramatic moments like that bring out a piece of paper, it makes you really think the Netanyahu thinks about this a lot and wanted to send a message about the potential here for a relationships are released feel about that. How do they feel about Saudi Arabia and its leader? Well, they've really been banking on on the Hamad bin Salman NBS as he's called. They see him as the the man in Saudi Arabia who leads who has led this new approach toward Israel. And they believe he's willing to do two things. I pressed the Palestinians to accept whatever plan. Trump presents for a peace deal with Israel and to to lead a coalition of Arab countries to stand up to their mutual enemy, Iran and the concern here. Now is that NBS Mohammed bin Salman after this killing will be more defensive on the defensive inside Saudi Arabia and won't be in a good position to push these things vis-a-vis Israel, and as former ambassador to Israel under President Obama. Dan, Shapiro has said, can you imagine any European diplomats now willing to really be seen sitting down with Mohammed bin Salman and discussing Iran? What about Palestinian leaders and what about the rest of the region because there's there's often very little nuance. When it comes to Saudi Arabia. It's sort of a feeling throughout the region. Right. That you're either with the Saudis or not, yes. And we've seen that a lot of wall to wall support by many, countries Egypt. Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, many others allies of Saudi Arabia putting out curiously almost word for word statements in some instances, supporting Saudi Arabia, a lot of these countries. Get money from Saudi Arabia and peers Daniel estrin in Jerusalem force this morning Daniel, thanks as always welcome. Not for twenty years has there been a democratic governor in Nevada, it's an increasingly blue state in presidential elections. The governor's office has stayed read. But this year Republicans face a challenge as NPR's. Leila. Fadel reports. It's Sunday afternoon in Steve says, lack is at the seafood city supermarket already. I'm here with. The democratic candidate for governor walks through the fast food joints at the entrance of the store passing out business cards today. He's focused on the Asian American and Pacific islander vote. There about ten percent of the state and like the country, they're the fastest growing population. But in this community, the turn out is historically low and in the midterm election. Voter turnout is across.
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"It's six thirty five. It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Steve Inskeep. In Washington DC. And I'm David Greene in Culver City, California for years now. Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has not so quietly worked in tandem with Saudi Arabia's rulers. Even if the two countries don't have formal diplomatic relations. They saw shared interests and also shared antipathy towards Iran. When now Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammad bin Salman faces suspicion for killing and a cover up after the death of the journalist Jamal kashogi. So what does this mean for Israel NPR's, Daniel estrin is with us from Jerusalem? Hi, daniel. Hi, david. So how is then Yahoo handling what's he saying? So far he said one thing about this early last week. He said, I know about the has Shoghi affair as much as you do. He was responding to a question from journalists, privately, I can imagine. He's quite worried. He has spoken a lot about a new Middle East where some air. Country's enemies of Israel are starting to get closer to Israel and Saudi Arabia has been seen as the first in line. And I remember I was in Washington earlier this year, I was covering Netanyahu's. Visit to the White House Netanyahu briefed reporters he then ended the briefing with a little bit of drama. He took out a piece of paper. He said he didn't working on on an issue for a long time any read from this paper that Saudi Arabia was going to open its airspace so flights from India could fly over Saudi Arabia and reach Israel instead of making a big detour around Saudi Arabia. So this was like touted by Netanyahu has a major achievements. And now with this scandal with Khashoggi's, killing it's going to be very hard for Israel to boast about these ties with the Saudis dramatic moments like that bring out a piece of paper, it makes you really think the Netanyahu thinks about this a lot and wanted to send a message about the potential here for a relationships. I had was released feel about that. How do they feel about Saudi Arabian and? Its leader. Well, they've really been banking on on the Hamad bin Salman M B S as he's called. They see him as the V man in Saudi Arabia who leads who has led this new approach toward Israel. They believe he's willing to do two things. I pressed the Palestinians to accept whatever plan. Trump presents for a peace deal with Israel and to to lead a coalition of countries to stand up to their mutual enemy, Iran and the concern here. Now is that NBS Mohammed bin Salman after this killing will be more defensive on the defensive inside Saudi Arabia and won't be in a good position to push these things vis-a-vis Israel, and as former ambassador to Israel under President Obama. Dan, Shapiro has said, can you imagine any European diplomats now willing to really be seen sitting down with Mohammed bin Salman, discussing Iran? What about Palestinian leaders, and what about the rest of the region because there's there's often very. Little nuance. When it comes to Saudi Arabia. It's sort of a feeling throughout the region. Right. That you're either with the Saudis or not, yes. And we've seen that a lot of wall-to-wall support by many, countries Egypt. Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, many others allies of Saudi Arabia putting out curiously almost word for word statements in some instances, supporting Saudi Arabia, a lot of these countries. Get money from Saudi Arabia. NPR's Daniel estrin in Jerusalem for us this morning. Thanks as always. You're welcome. Not for twenty years has there been a democratic governor in Nevada, it's an increasingly blue state in presidential elections. The governor's office has stayed read. But this year Republicans face a challenge as NPR's. Leila. Fadel reports. It's Sunday afternoon in Steve SIS, lack is at the seafood city supermarket already. I'm here with. The democratic candidate for governor walks through the fast food joints at the entrance of the store passing out business cards today. He's focused on the Asian American and Pacific islander vote. There about ten percent of the state and like the country, they're the fastest growing population. But in this community, the turnout is historically low and in the midterm election. Voter turnout is across.
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"A lot of losses in terms of agriculture lost harvests. And so on typhoon is now moving towards southern China and Vietnam and Hong Kong officials are urging. Residents to prepare for the worst. The Trump administration confirms that it's cutting funding for Israeli Palestinian peace programs from Jerusalem NPR's Daniel estrin reports on the latest cut in USA to the Palestinians. The US had budgeted ten million dollars for programs bringing together Israelis and Palestinians from the West Bank in Gaza, like an interfaith youth program and a project for children with disabilities. Now, Tim resear- an aide to democratic Vermont Senator Patrick layhee says US aid officials told congress last week it will no longer fund programs involving Palestinians in the West, Bank, and Gaza. He said the money will now only go to programs for Israeli citizens. Administration. Officials say the cut was already part of hundreds of millions of dollars redirected last month. The White House is trying to pressure Palestinians to cooperate with US peace efforts, Daniel estrin NPR news Jerusalem. And you're listening to NPR news. In Dallas, Texas last night. Dozens of protesters on the streets as emotions run high over the death of that twenty six year old black youth. Pastor was fatally shot last week by off duty police officer, amber Geiger, the officer says she believed there was an intruder in her home only to discover that she was in the wrong apartment. She's been charged with manslaughter. The protesters are calling for Geiger to be fired last night's protest was peaceful. No arrests or injuries were reported more intrigue in the case of the poisoned. Former Russian spy in Salisbury England Teri Schultz reports the two Russians were expelled from the Netherlands earlier this year on suspicion of planning to attack a lab analyzing samples taken from the scene. Debtate? Authorities reportedly caught the Russian nationals with equipment that could have been used to sabotage the speech lab in Switzerland. The lab was testing nerve agent samples after Sergei scruple and his. Were poisoned in Salisbury in March. Swiss authorities. I noticed the lab was being targeted for espionage. Then a joint Swiss British and Dutton vesting uncovered a sabotage plot. That led back to the men living in the Hague. It's not clear whether they were kicked out during the wave of expulsions of Russian embassy employees from western countries after the script ball poisoning, a spokesperson for speech lab says the civility had been the subject of several attempted attacks in recent months, but had not been compromised for NPR news. I'm Teri Schultz, and I'm trial Snyder NPR news from Washington. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the Doris Duke charitable foundation, whose clinical scientists development awards support promising early career physician scientists and their research efforts to improve human health and Americans for the arts. Governor Phil Murphy has pledged to improve New Jersey transit. We can't have a one shot or a two-shot infusion once every decade in expect to fund a safe and reliable mass transit system. What do you think WNYC will bring you a live in special C can speak directly with the governor about your concerns for New Jersey? I'm Nancy Solomon. Join me for ask governor Murphy Monday night at eight on WNYC. From WNYC in.
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"It's all things considered from npr news i'm elsa chang coming up as the president meets with potential supreme court nominees he's valid not to ask them about roe v wade the likely reason senator susan collins and lisa murkowski they are the audience of two for what the president is doing with this particular kind of tactic first this news live from npr news in washington i'm louise schiavone protests erupted in the israelioccupied west bank at a bedouin arab village that israeli authorities planned to demolish there have been international calls to prevent the demolition as npr's daniel estrin reports from jerusalem israeli authorities used bulldozers to clear a path in the village of panel armar israel says the bedouin encampment was built without permits it plans to demolish the village entirely and move the residents elsewhere palestinian say it's a forced transfer an unfair as israel plans expanded jewish settlement nearby residents and activists scuffled with israel police who arrested about a dozen protesters the fight over this small bedouin village encampment has lasted years in may israel's supreme court ruled in favor of demolition it's part of the larger battle between israelis and palestinians over control in the west bank the un human rights commissioner and the french foreign ministry have criticized israel's demolition plan daniel estrin npr news jerusalem in seattle the homeless now have a new option the lobby of seattle city hall will host up to eighty people every night wendy montiel is herself homeless ultimately she says she would like to serve this population by dream is to open a shelter that's what i wanted i wanted to work with the homeless the salvation army has operated a shelter on the lower level of city hall for years they'll be overseeing this britain's counterterrorism police chief says to british nationals were exposed to the same nerve agent that poisoned a former russian spy and his daughter earlier this year police say these latest victims a man and a woman are from town eight miles from salisbury where sear gay and yulia scrip all were poisoned with a nerve agent in march after intensive care and extended hospitalization the script balls have recovered the latest couple found unconscious now in critical condition this is npr sixtyseven new citizens from thirty five nations gathered at thomas jefferson's home of monticello on this fourth of july to take their oath as america's newest citizens hawes spencer from member station w c v e reports they came from italy uganda vietnam and many places in between back in kurdistan twenty one year old tiny as mamoon says she could only dream of studying to become a nurse i come with my family short barrel life and to go to college and to be safe so we are happy now keynote speaker and corporate leader andrew tisch just wrote a book about immigrants you make america bigger better and stronger tisch said that forty percent of fortune five hundred companies were founded by immigrants or their children for npr news i'm hosp at monticello the sculpture of a statue of liberty replica in las vegas is about to reap a big pay day from the us post title service it appears that the designer of forever stamps featuring the statue of liberty worked from a photo of the replica not the original statue that stanton new york harbor the las vegas statues features are different enough that a federal claims judge's order the postal service to pay the sculptor three and a half million dollars the lawsuit was first filed five years ago payment due by the end of this month i'm louise.
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"The us to think twice about the fate of it summit with the north but so far it's still on set for june twelfth in singapore elise hugh npr news seoul a day after israel celebrated the us embassy opening in jerusalem it faced international criticism of its response to protests on the gaza border gaza officials say israeli troops killed at least sixty two palestinians and wounded more than one thousand in this week's protests as npr's daniel estrin reports from gaza city the un mid east on voice said there was no justification for the killing he also said hamas which encouraged the protests should not attempt to place bombs at the fence is israel said happened the us has blocked a move in the un security council to call for an investigation into the protests israel's ambassadors to belgium and ireland or being summoned by those countries turkey is asking the israeli on void to leave and israel is expelling turkey's on voi in jerusalem palestinians are protesting the right to return to land lost when israel was founded there are also protesting a blockade on the hamas run territory as well as the us embassy in jerusalem daniel estrin npr news gaza city a federal judge says special counsel robert muller was within his authority when he brought charges against trump campaign chairman paul manafort today's decision is a setback for manafort in his defense against charges including money laundering false statements and acting as an unregistered foreign agent manafort argued muller exceeded his thority because the case was unrelated to russia's interference in the two thousand sixteen elections a strengthening economy has us homebuilders more confident about sales prospects.
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"Of anticoagulant the kinds of things you need to treat gunshot wounds and egypt says it's also taking in some of the wounded what is israel saying about its use of force it's defending its use of force it says no country can tolerate what is happening at the border for instance today the army says it appears at least twenty four of those killed by israel were operatives of hamas and some from another group the islamic jihad israel says eight armed men hurled pipe bombs and grenades at the fence yesterday and israel says it's opening fire to defend the border and it says hamas is orchestrating all of this and the us ambassador to the un nikki haley agrees now palestinians say sixty people killed is intolerable teenagers killed is intolerable and these are people who were unarmed the un security council met about this today the us blocked a call for an independent investigation of the deaths tells more about what's happening there there's condemnation around the world the un mideastern voice said there is no justification for the killing he also said hamas must not use these protests as cover to attempt to place bombs at the fence we heard from the uk the uk said israel must respect the principle of proportionality in its use of force israel's ambassadors to belgium and ireland being summoned by those countries turkey is asking the israeli on void there to leave and israel is expelling turkey's on voi in jerusalem and not a surprise here the palestinians are pulling out their representative in washington that's npr's daniel estrin reporting from gaza thanks daniel you're welcome well well we spent some time today working the phones to gaza reaching out to hear the stories of people who were there yesterday as the worst of the violence unfolded you're about to meet three people and the first is not palestinian he is british richard villa he's an orthopedic surgeon and red cross volunteer he got a call to come help any humped on a plane from the uk on sunday he was driven to the european gaza hospital that's midway between gaza city and the border he was told get ready up you're going to be operating on wounds from gunshots shrapnel you name it the first thing just off the door on the yesterday morning going into the hospital the.
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"Live from npr news washington on giles snyder funerals today in gaza gaza officials say is rayleigh troops killed nearly sixty palestinians during yesterday's protests and npr's daniel estrin reports at gaza's hospitals are struggling to treat the hundreds of palestinians badly wounded the head of the international red cross in gaza is land firm says gaza's main hospital is overwhelmed zoo number of wounded reached use beatles we'd have overwhelmed any single hospital in the world more than four hundred palestinians were rushed here over the course of six hours and a dozen surgery teams worked around the clock he says the same number of wounded is brought to the hospital today there will not be enough beds and resources to treat them all palestinians were wounded during protests at the israeli border fence israel says its soldiers fired live ammunition at people who threaten the border daniel estrin npr news gaza city united nations security council expected to hold an emergency meeting today over the violence near the israel gaza border human secretary general antonio qatar says he's deeply concerned about what's happening gaza and he's calling for restraint voters are heading to the polls for today's primary elections in several states including wisconsin for two vacant legislative seats mardi michelson is with member station w w m's reports a winners will move onto a special election in june despite the efforts of republican governor scott walker walker wanted to wait until the general election in the fall to fill the vacant sees but a group led by former us attorney general eric holder sued and a judge ordered walker to move up the date this week's primaries are setting the stage for a special election in june recently special elections have tended to favor democrat also primary elections say an idaho nebraska and oregon much of the focus is on pennsylvania though democrats are eyeing pennsylvania's atop target in this fall's mid.
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"Of people as railways and americans in this sprout at the same time rachel as we've been reporting this morning palestinian protesters in gaza southwest if you're tried to break through border fencing israeli troops have been opening fire even conducted air strikes and gaza officials say they killed at least thirty eight people twenty seven critically injured and we've heard from our reporter daniel estrin in gaza of a challenge there to israeli control so obviously these stories are not unrelated they are part of the same very old story conflict between israelis and palestinians palestinians are largely stuck in gaza with limited access to the outside world they've staged six weeks of marches demanding to return to what they see as their land in israel which they say they lost which they did lose in many cases in the late nineteen forties now this is turned into the deadliest day of protests yet and at the same time the embassy move is reflecting on who controls this city where i am jerusalem it's a contested the city which president trump is now recognised as israel's capital the palestinians would like it for there's so this is a struggle over this land what have you seen in your days there on the ground reporting that represents the struggle and if you look closely those are the hills of gila those are the mountains of jordan and on a clear day from this spot you can see the high rises thank you for a minding me how tiny land area is contested i've been told that one of the problems of israel palestine is that there's too much history and not enough geography most israeli jews live in west jerusalem palestinians living in the east we live in different neighborhoods we walk different streets we shop at different shops and this us government building sits on what was kind of no man's land between warring sides in nineteen forty eight and this consulate that's becoming an embassy is more or less on the dividing line between on.