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"ehud olmert" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

08:56 min | 3 months ago

"ehud olmert" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"This is Rosie Iqbal with news our life from the BBC in London. Let's stay with our top story now. The tensions in Jerusalem and the first big test for the new coalition government of Naftali Bennett in place We're joined now by the former Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, who has, of course, also been Mayor of Jerusalem. Welcome to the program. Yeah, I want to start just by asking you about this march and whether you think this is going to cause nothing but trouble for the new coalition. I hope it will not cause any trouble actually had been Bennett at this particular point period of delayed it and postponed it. I think it's a mistake. It's unnecessary. There is not any particular event. That should be recognized today, So I think it uh, it should have been cancelled then. Uh, I'm sorry that The new camera did not decide so. But on the other hand, I understand that all the necessary uh, precautions were taken another to make sure that it will not Antagonizing not provoke the Palestinians in east Jerusalem, so that there should be no reason for any eruption of hostilities. One imagines one imagines that the decision to allow the march to continue is a result of this unprecedented coalition that there are so many bases that need to be I have spoken to. I mean, given given that this is a potential opportunity with this hugely divergent group of people in power, I wonder if you see it as such an opportunity to re engage in a process that attempts to to resolve the conflict with the Palestinians. Well, certainly the fact that the coalition is so strange. An unusual Is a source of potential difficulties and disagreements and, uh amongst the different factions that are part of the coalition and it has to be handled in a great care. Now you should remember it was supposed to take place last week and the former Cabinet by Prime Minister Netanyahu responded for today. So my my guess is that The new prime minister didn't want to, uh, cancel it altogether. Yeah, because it was delightful today. On the one hand, he didn't want to be interpreted as if he's already surrendering. He's his positions because of the creation of the new cabinet. However, I think that he should have done it. I think you should have done it. Uh, any certainly reflects the fact that this is a very strange coalition with different factions that All want to have the voice heard, But the voice is not necessarily congruent. We stay voices of others in cabinet so There might be some difficulties and I hope that in a short while they will find the necessary uh, patron in order to resolve some of these things, do you think, though, that there is at the heart of this coalition of fragility and these widely divergent views that are being held in that coalition At alongside the fact that Benjamin Netanyahu has moved Israel so much further to the right that it makes any possibility of reopening a political negotiation, which might result in a settlement with the Palestinians virtually impossible. No, definitely. Netanyahu. Oh, uh, push the, uh, Israeli politics very much into the extreme right, which is a tragic mistake. That no one can ignore. However. You need to for a tangle. Now I am on the on the Israeli side so I can say that we are not yet ready. I mean, the government is not yet ready. I'm ready any time. But the government is not yet training and I think they should Decide that. The fear of losing the support of the political base Popular beliefs the base of Prime Minister Bennett and he's some of his part this Is not more important than the chance of making a breakthrough. That could change the life of Israel in the entire Middle East. But but But, Mr Bennett, Mr Mr. Mr Bennett is seen to be even more further to the right. It's not just his partners. He is seen to be even further to the right of Mr Netanyahu. Do you think he has the capacity to be a pragmatist? Yeah, I understand your question. But let me just finish was one comment on the Palestinian side. I haven't seen yet. The Palestinians To be ready to make the necessary adjustments in order to move forward, so it needs to for tango, and that's why I feel it is important to emphasize these I'll go back to Bennett. Indeed, Bennett is a right wing girl. He has some right wing party partners in the coalition, Mr Sour and his fiction Just as much right wing has been it. They if they want to survive. Uh, in politics. They may decide to prefer their political interests over the interests of the state of Israel. However, I think that they are Very serious and very responsible presence, and therefore I think that in principle they can make the necessary adjustments. And and shift away from what they thought. When they were outside of the government to where they should be when they are in charge of the government, and I would remind them and you if you don't mind that when I have begging before he became by ministers say that on the day that he will become by me to say he will annex all of the West Bank. As he called Judea and Samaria to be part of the state of Israel. He never did it. He never did it. Why? Because what he saw when he became prime minister, the always from responsibility. That lied on his shoulders, then convinced him to make the necessary adjustments in his basic positions. I hope that it will happen also to Bennett in sour In their partners. It's not impossible, but indeed it requires a certain degree of courage and determination and firmness, which I hope they will manifest. There are serious people. They are worthy people. So even though I personally disagree with them, I have a lot of respect for their for their integrity and for their dedication. What is good for the state of Israel? Okay, so just before we end, I've got a couple of questions really about public trust in politicians and politics. Generally, you were you were convicted and jailed on corruption charges Benjamin Netanyahu had when he was prime minister. A variety of extralegal exits from the from the trials that he was facing to avoid prison If the verdict went against him. All those exits are gone. What do you think will happen if he can't avoid jail given The legacy that he is already left Israel. Just I I just need to make one short comment and say that everything that I was charged with had nothing to do with the Thursday was prime minister. These were old stories. History of 10 years earlier 15 years earlier, all kinds of stories that were built up for reason. But this is not the issue now. Question is whether Benjamin Netanyahu can escape What is inevitable, which is his day in court. You will have to stand in court. He will have to attend the sessions in court. He will have to respond to the charges. I hope for even they hope for the state of his early it will become acquitted. I'm not certain I don't know the details. Okay? I'm afraid that the fact that he is fighting the courts rather than standing in court and trying to explain himself. Is a certain evidence that he may not be entirely confident in his ability to respond to the charges. But this is something that has to be tested. We will have to leave it there. Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert joining us live From Israel. Thank.

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"ehud olmert" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

04:57 min | 3 months ago

"ehud olmert" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

"Segments. We're talking about what is going on internationally, which I think is a type two. We have not. We focus internationally. When we saw what happened in with Covid we've seen we focus internationally a bit when we obviously with the conflict with Israel. Ed Hamas, but that's over. We kind of said okay back to what's happening domestically, understandably to appoint because of our old countries, issues dealing with Covid tried to reopen getting back to a sense of normalcy. But when you do that, you start forgetting what is going on around the world. So we're going to be focusing it on that with two people who do know a lot about what's going around the world, of course, with record now. Anybody. Pompeo? Uh, What are Nigeria this process of getting to a point as a country that for a while was actually a symbol of how Christians and Muslims could live together. It basically 50 50 state to a country that is no longer big is able to protect its citizens. Is considered a country of concerned at the State Department because of the of religious liberty issues and then in Germany. See it uptick in support from Hezbollah and actual Hezbollah supporters are the grounded Germany we talked about. That was Ricardo, who is a former ambassador. Germany's There's a lot to talk about their In the second half hour to get into what's going on with Israel. So it's a lot of this to be. I think you probably all see the flash of the news. Uh, it's prime Minister. Yeah, who stayed going? What's happening there with this government? We're gonna allow that work five elections in the last three years. So we're going to get into that as well and take your phone calls. You know, it's interesting because Andy, the one thing you could say clearly about Israel. The politics are not predictable. We've we've been there with multiple. We've worked with multiple prime minister's going all the way back to Ariel Sharon, uh, was, I guess the first one we really worked with in 2000. And then, of course, Benjamin Netanyahu. A good Barack. Um and then? Yeah, go ahead and go ahead. We also work with Ehud Olmert, as you remember right in order to get the patriarch of of Jerusalem, confirmed by the Palestinians, the Jordanians and the Israelis and you were instrumental in meeting with Ehud Olmert, the prime minister. Me and our colleagues, Stewart Roth at the prime minister's residence on the Sabbath. He made an exception for us, which is an enormous concession that he made. So we know the complexity of the multifaceted view of politics in Israel and generally in the Middle East to Yeah. And, of course, Israel its coalition governments, and we're gonna explain what all of that means, because there's a lot of moving parts right now. Looks like a new coalition has been formed that Benjamin Netanyahu may be out. But let me tell you what you do with Israeli politics. You could have a coalition and it literally lasts and Jordan you know, this could last for a month a week, and it could be over whether they have it. I mean, just announcing that you have one. Is that the votes? It's not actually moving forward. You said that you've got to actually have those people for belies their votes. And after you're elected, they're just like here. You know, If you elect you can elect someone who read as a Democrat, they could decide they want to become a Republican. And there they could do that. After you elect them. But that happened in the United States Senate right, which shifted the bouts power to the Bush administration. Exactly And you that as a voter when the next election cubs, you can decide if you like that or not a lot of times that's done to reflect your the demographics of your in your state. Israel's issue. There's been a coalition of moved to say. Yeah, Who's been there long enough. Basically. So you've got conservative members ended. Liberal members ended and the Arab parties and that's the real big question. Mark how long they stay around? Uh, They're saying because the Abraham accords they're saying, why are we not getting the benefits that of being in a state that's got all these resources in a country that's got all this this, uh, this ability to take care of its citizens. But if you're not part of the government, you don't get as many resources and so And then you got Hezbollah, which we talked with Rick about increasing their footprint Internet internationally, including Germany, So we got a lot to talk about. Share this with your friends. Let them know what's going on on radio. Let your friends know looking forward to getting into conversations. Rick Grenell coming up and then Mike Pompeo. The challenges facing Americans are substantial. At a time when our values our freedoms or constitutional rights are under attack. 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"ehud olmert" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

07:03 min | 1 year ago

"ehud olmert" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

"Hello and welcome to I. Twenty Four News David Matlin near live in Tel Aviv. Thanks for joining us here. Is We opened the day after? Israel's third elections which in a year now the party's until now unable to form a government Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared eight quote unquote gigantic victory for his Likud party. There is possibly good news. At least four Israeli voters wearied of the regular trudge to the polling stations. They might not be obliged to vote for the fourth time in a year or so. This week's general election the third in eleven months appears to have been slightly more decisive than its two predecessors while nobody has an outright majority in the Knesset Prime Minister. Benjamin Netanyahu's conservative block on not far short of one failure to assemble a governing. Coalition from here would require rancor and chaos remarkable even by the standards of Israeli politics. This is also obviously provisionally. Good news for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu inasmuch as it looks like Benjamin Netanyahu will get to carry on being Israel's prime minister a job. He has already done longer than anyone else. In the country's history Netanyahu's Likud party won more votes than in September or in April last year. And turnout was actually up on the last couple of elections as for the bad news. There's a fair bit to go round breaking news to bring to Israel's attorney. General has indicted the prime minister. Benjamin Netanyahu on multiple corruption charges varies the extremely imminent potential political and legal complication of a serving prime minister standing trial as things stand. Netanyahu is due before the beak in Jerusalem on March seventeenth to begin answering charges of fraud. Bribery and breach of trust go tonight. We are witnessing an attempted. Coup against a serving prime minister based on fabrications and a tainted biased investigative process in this tainted process. They weren't after the truth. They were after me. The investigators didn't pressure the witnesses. To tell the truth they crush them with threatening extortion to tell a lie above sutan biscuit. W meme Sheku. He may apply for a delay citing the imperative of forming a new government. But even if he gets one it likely won't be for long. Israel's judiciary is not known for its difference to politicians within the last decade one former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and one former president Mashi Katzav have served prison sentences after being convicted of various offenses. There appears to be also the further recession of any possibility anytime soon of a meaningful peace agreement with Israel Palestinian neighbors notwithstanding the diligent labours of US president. Donald Trump's son-in-law for a moment imagine a new reality in the Middle East imagine a bustling commercial and tourist centre in Gaza in the West Bank for international businesses. Come together and thrive whose vision for the region unveiled earlier. This year seems already to be regarded by all concerned as a sort of high-spirited indiscretion which everyone has agreed. It is best to discreetly. Forget the name of the Momma Nittany Univer me and my whole name but flew up naming the name today. I am announcing to apply with the formation of the next government Israeli sovereignty on the Jordan Valley and the northern dancy. Manila Netanyahu's latest election campaign. Bet Big on further Israeli expansion into the West Bank days before polls opened. He announced his intention to assume a plan. Long buried by international condemnation for three and a half thousand new settlers homes which would effectively connect the West Bank settlement of Malaya Dem- with Jerusalem. He may now also feel emboldened to act on previous threats to formally annex portions of Palestinian land and it is obviously a grim result for Israeli opposition to Benjamin Netanyahu and its present principal figurehead retired general and foam Israel. Defense Forces. Chief. Bennigan's is I told you one year ago I into politics because I feel for our internal unit reach prevail over every enemy time and time again by sticking together was being torn apart if an opposition cannot in three quick fire attempts finish off a tired belligerent and entitled Prime Minister Facing Serious Criminal charges a long and unflinching look in the mirror is probably overdue ahead of Netanyahu now lies the horse. Trading arm twisting and carrot dangling necessary to get his block from the fifty eight Knesset seats. It has to the sixty one. It needs to govern. He will probably find this possible. Even Benny Ganz has conceded that neither he nor anyone else in Israel fancies yet another trip to the polls indeed. It's not altogether impossible. That members of Gansters Liberal Cavan alliance or even Gansu himself may perceive long-term mileage in being seen to prioritize ability and agree to Netanyahu up in the short term in the immediate aftermath of this latest election defeat dance failed to reiterate his previous ironclad objection to serving a prime minister under indictment. However vidor Lieberman leader of the nationalist Yisrael Beiteinu party remains the potentially crucial kingmaker. And though he also says he doesn't want another election he doesn't want Netanyahu either Another possibly significant Straw in the wind a strong showing for the joint list an alliance principally representing Israel's Arab citizens the joint list. One Fifteen Knesset seats on Monday up to from September more than half a million Israelis voted for them including according to Joint Lewis Chairman. I'm an odor many Jews depressed. By Netanyahu's bellicose and nationalistic conservatism. Demagogues and populists often accidentally contrived to energize their opponents and catalyze new kinds of opposition. It's a long way off and may indeed never happen. But it would be something. If Benjamin Netanyahu's real legacy turned out to be a strengthened Israeli left united across sectarian lines for Monocle twenty four I'm Andrew Moolah..

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Israel: third time lucky?

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

06:35 min | 1 year ago

Israel: third time lucky?

"There is possibly good news. At least four Israeli voters wearied of the regular trudge to the polling stations. They might not be obliged to vote for the fourth time in a year or so. This week's general election the third in eleven months appears to have been slightly more decisive than its two predecessors while nobody has an outright majority in the Knesset Prime Minister. Benjamin Netanyahu's conservative block on not far short of one failure to assemble a governing. Coalition from here would require rancor and chaos remarkable even by the standards of Israeli politics. This is also obviously provisionally. Good news for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu inasmuch as it looks like Benjamin Netanyahu will get to carry on being Israel's prime minister a job. He has already done longer than anyone else. In the country's history Netanyahu's Likud party won more votes than in September or in April last year. And turnout was actually up on the last couple of elections as for the bad news. There's a fair bit to go round breaking news to bring to Israel's attorney. General has indicted the prime minister. Benjamin Netanyahu on multiple corruption charges varies the extremely imminent potential political and legal complication of a serving prime minister standing trial as things stand. Netanyahu is due before the beak in Jerusalem on March seventeenth to begin answering charges of fraud. Bribery and breach of trust go tonight. We are witnessing an attempted. Coup against a serving prime minister based on fabrications and a tainted biased investigative process in this tainted process. They weren't after the truth. They were after me. The investigators didn't pressure the witnesses. To tell the truth they crush them with threatening extortion to tell a lie above sutan biscuit. W meme Sheku. He may apply for a delay citing the imperative of forming a new government. But even if he gets one it likely won't be for long. Israel's judiciary is not known for its difference to politicians within the last decade one former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and one former president Mashi Katzav have served prison sentences after being convicted of various offenses. There appears to be also the further recession of any possibility anytime soon of a meaningful peace agreement with Israel Palestinian neighbors notwithstanding the diligent labours of US president. Donald Trump's son-in-law for a moment imagine a new reality in the Middle East imagine a bustling commercial and tourist centre in Gaza in the West Bank for international businesses. Come together and thrive whose vision for the region unveiled earlier. This year seems already to be regarded by all concerned as a sort of high-spirited indiscretion which everyone has agreed. It is best to discreetly. Forget the name of the Momma Nittany Univer me and my whole name but flew up naming the name today. I am announcing to apply with the formation of the next government Israeli sovereignty on the Jordan Valley and the northern dancy. Manila Netanyahu's latest election campaign. Bet Big on further Israeli expansion into the West Bank days before polls opened. He announced his intention to assume a plan. Long buried by international condemnation for three and a half thousand new settlers homes which would effectively connect the West Bank settlement of Malaya Dem- with Jerusalem. He may now also feel emboldened to act on previous threats to formally annex portions of Palestinian land and it is obviously a grim result for Israeli opposition to Benjamin Netanyahu and its present principal figurehead retired general and foam Israel. Defense Forces. Chief. Bennigan's is I told you one year ago I into politics because I feel for our internal unit reach prevail over every enemy time and time again by sticking together was being torn apart if an opposition cannot in three quick fire attempts finish off a tired belligerent and entitled Prime Minister Facing Serious Criminal charges a long and unflinching look in the mirror is probably overdue ahead of Netanyahu now lies the horse. Trading arm twisting and carrot dangling necessary to get his block from the fifty eight Knesset seats. It has to the sixty one. It needs to govern. He will probably find this possible. Even Benny Ganz has conceded that neither he nor anyone else in Israel fancies yet another trip to the polls indeed. It's not altogether impossible. That members of Gansters Liberal Cavan alliance or even Gansu himself may perceive long-term mileage in being seen to prioritize ability and agree to Netanyahu up in the short term in the immediate aftermath of this latest election defeat dance failed to reiterate his previous ironclad objection to serving a prime minister under indictment. However vidor Lieberman leader of the nationalist Yisrael Beiteinu party remains the potentially crucial kingmaker. And though he also says he doesn't want another election he doesn't want Netanyahu either Another possibly significant Straw in the wind a strong showing for the joint list an alliance principally representing Israel's Arab citizens the joint list. One Fifteen Knesset seats on Monday up to from September more than half a million Israelis voted for them including according to Joint Lewis Chairman. I'm an odor many Jews depressed. By Netanyahu's bellicose and nationalistic conservatism. Demagogues and populists often accidentally contrived to energize their opponents and catalyze new kinds of opposition. It's a long way off and may indeed never happen. But it would be something. If Benjamin Netanyahu's real legacy turned out to be a strengthened Israeli left united across sectarian lines

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Palestinian Leader Denounces Trump’s Mideast Plan at U.N.

All Things Considered

03:37 min | 1 year ago

Palestinian Leader Denounces Trump’s Mideast Plan at U.N.

"When the trump administration unveiled its Middle East peace plan the president of the Palestinian authority responded with quote a thousand nose at the UN security council today Mahmoud Abbas tried to show he was not alone in opposing comes plan which favors Israeli positions and tears Michele Kellerman has more holding up the map that the trump administration propose muck mood Abbas told the security council that it would leave a future Palestinian state fragmented without any real control over airspace land or sea Abbas spoke through an interpreter why did though that this is the state that they will give us yeah yeah like a Swiss cheese really the whole among you will accept according to a similar state and similar conditions Abbas's allies dropped plans to have the security council vote on a resolution condemning the plan a trump administration statement said it was a sign that the quote old way of doing things is over and that diplomats are ready to think outside the box rather than fall back on the calcified Palestinian position but most council members did criticize the US planned European diplomats said it departs from the internationally agreed parameters of a negotiated settlement to the Israeli Palestinian conflict Abbas argued through an interpreter that the deal legitimizes the quote confiscation and annexation of Palestinian land I would like to say to Mr Donald Trump yeah I'm not the rule that the proposed American do you cannot achieve peace and security because I canceled international legitimacy you can cancel international legitimacy trump's plan gives Palestinians for years to negotiate during that time Israel is not supposed to build on land that according to its map would be part of a Palestinian state but it also gives a green light to Israel to declare sovereignty over Israeli settlements in the occupied west bank without any agreement from the Palestinians Israel's ambassador to the U. N. Danny denounces Israel will coordinate that with the trump administration we value the walk of the administration we know that will come out that in the visits of the team to a religion hundreds of meetings and we all talking with them we will coordinate with them our next moves like we did in the past and we have a strong partnership with the United States he blasted Abbas for rushing to the U. N. rather than negotiating with Israel or making a counter offer and unknown told the security council that peace won't be possible until Abbas leaves office the US ambassador Kelly craft question whether this debate was worth the time my fervent hope is that after today's rhetoric clears Palestinian leaders will see this plan for the opportunity areas roll up their sleeves and seize this chance to sit down with the leaders of Israel to begin a new conversation trump son in law an adviser Jared Kushner who drafted the plan told CNN that if the Palestinians don't negotiate they're going to quote screw up another opportunity like they've screwed up every opportunity that they've ever had and quote Abbas made a point this afternoon of appearing alongside a former Israeli prime minister a Ehud Olmert who called Abbas a man of peace their talks failed in two thousand eight after all merit was indicted for bribery and forced to resign Michele Kelemen

Middle East
"ehud olmert" Discussed on No Agenda

No Agenda

15:59 min | 2 years ago

"ehud olmert" Discussed on No Agenda

"Let's go back to the woman who originally broke the story Cheetah Sarnoff. She wrote an article for Vanity Fair in which the editor had a meeting with Epstein and cut out all the salacious details of his his sexual abuse. The timing of all of this is very interesting. It was two thousand two when this came to light but it wasn't until two thousand seven two thousand eight very important years when <hes> the case went to trial and when this non prosecutorial agreement was put in place here she is explaining what was going on at the time my. My biggest question and I don't understand why no one is pointing fingers at and actually explaining why Berry Kirscher cut the deal that he cut the onus fell bill on the State Attorney's office as you know after the chief of Police Michael Ritter whom I spoke to at length for many many years since I started the investigation back in two thousand and nine Ritter said to me many times I did not accept except crushers deal. He wanted to charge him with a misdemeanor no jail time no restitution and no registration as a sex offender then he took the case Ritter takes the case to the feds. That's that's yes. Michael Root of the Palm Beach Police chief takes the case to the feds. That's when a cost comes in that's not until two thousand six and so a coster and his team with the Fanja and others they start to investigate it takes two years. There's a fifty three page indictment against Epstein but what happens well. We're getting close to the two thousand eight presidential campaign. Hillary Clinton is the democratic shoo-in at the time President Obama Obama was still not in in the forefront at the forefront and so I believe given the information that I have and what I read that at the very top of the food chain they did not want to make as the attorney general said to me when I interviewed him Alberto Gonzalez they did not want to make a political mess so they basically tapped a cost again which is also why they hired Ken Starr and Jay Lefkowitz who were the lack of high profile names involved in this thing -solutely they were the two attorneys who negotiated the plea deal meaning the non-prosecution agreement that was handed to Epstein which by the way was not an order as a cost told me because I have been speaking to a cost for many years since the original investigation and the original arrest so you'll notice that what you don't hear on the news is who was a cost of reporting to who was above above him who was the boss while there were a number of people who were the boss Gonzalez was <hes> was the boss and then we had to Eric holder come in as the boss. We had to extend extended term for F._B._I.. Director Robert Muller who was in there so what <hes> the original reporter here is saying is key got some kind of notice from higher hand because this would mess everything up for Hillary which and I remember US talking about this case back in those days and and I think even the the flight log was something that <hes> that had popped up at that time but that became a problem. This is <hes> attor Bradley Edwards. He is the attorney for the Victims Kim's. He's been on this case for a long time and there's the case of the little black book which was epsteins. You've probably seen some some scans of its scan of a scan of Stan. Did I do that. Sorry it was accidental a scan of a scan but it contains a whole bunch of interesting names this this was great evidence but it became toxic and the document you mentioned a moment ago listening to massage. Is that the little black book grail that every you know I think that's referred the documents right right exactly and that's actually a document that his housekeeper stole from him at some point in time and long story but eventually tried to sell it to me and then I had to cooperate with the F._B._i.. And <hes> it gets more time than Epstein does got more time and then I think he died as soon as I saw that very unfortunate one of the only people that we talked to who showed up to a deposition was not represented by a lawyer that was being paid for by Jeffrey Obscene or they it didn't take the fifth like many of the other witnesses willing to speak he was willing to speak and willing to tell the truth and then he just decided to do something stupid and illegal and.

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"ehud olmert" Discussed on No Agenda

No Agenda

15:59 min | 2 years ago

"ehud olmert" Discussed on No Agenda

"Let's go back to the woman who originally broke the story Cheetah Sarnoff. She wrote an article for Vanity Fair in which the editor had a meeting with Epstein and cut out all the salacious details of his his sexual abuse. The timing of all of this is very interesting. It was two thousand two when this came to light but it wasn't until two thousand seven two thousand eight very important years when <hes> the case went to trial and when this non prosecutorial agreement was put in place here she is explaining what was going on at the time my. My biggest question and I don't understand why no one is pointing fingers at and actually explaining why Berry Kirscher cut the deal that he cut the onus fell bill on the State Attorney's office as you know after the chief of Police Michael Ritter whom I spoke to at length for many many years since I started the investigation back in two thousand and nine Ritter said to me many times I did not accept except crushers deal. He wanted to charge him with a misdemeanor no jail time no restitution and no registration as a sex offender then he took the case Ritter takes the case to the feds. That's that's yes. Michael Root of the Palm Beach Police chief takes the case to the feds. That's when a cost comes in that's not until two thousand six and so a coster and his team with the Fanja and others they start to investigate it takes two years. There's a fifty three page indictment against Epstein but what happens well. We're getting close to the two thousand eight presidential campaign. Hillary Clinton is the democratic shoo-in at the time President Obama Obama was still not in in the forefront at the forefront and so I believe given the information that I have and what I read that at the very top of the food chain they did not want to make as the attorney general said to me when I interviewed him Alberto Gonzalez they did not want to make a political mess so they basically tapped a cost again which is also why they hired Ken Starr and Jay Lefkowitz who were the lack of high profile names involved in this thing -solutely they were the two attorneys who negotiated the plea deal meaning the non-prosecution agreement that was handed to Epstein which by the way was not an order as a cost told me because I have been speaking to a cost for many years since the original investigation and the original arrest so you'll notice that what you don't hear on the news is who was a cost of reporting to who was above above him who was the boss while there were a number of people who were the boss Gonzalez was <hes> was the boss and then we had to Eric holder come in as the boss. We had to extend extended term for F._B._I.. Director Robert Muller who was in there so what <hes> the original reporter here is saying is key got some kind of notice from higher hand because this would mess everything up for Hillary which and I remember US talking about this case back in those days and and I think even the the flight log was something that <hes> that had popped up at that time but that became a problem. This is <hes> attor Bradley Edwards. He is the attorney for the Victims Kim's. He's been on this case for a long time and there's the case of the little black book which was epsteins. You've probably seen some some scans of its scan of a scan of Stan. Did I do that. Sorry it was accidental a scan of a scan but it contains a whole bunch of interesting names this this was great evidence but it became toxic and the document you mentioned a moment ago listening to massage. Is that the little black book grail that every you know I think that's referred the documents right right exactly and that's actually a document that his housekeeper stole from him at some point in time and long story but eventually tried to sell it to me and then I had to cooperate with the F._B._i.. And <hes> it gets more time than Epstein does got more time and then I think he died as soon as I saw that very unfortunate one of the only people that we talked to who showed up to a deposition was not represented by a lawyer that was being paid for by Jeffrey Obscene or they it didn't take the fifth like many of the other witnesses willing to speak he was willing to speak and willing to tell the truth and then he just decided to do something stupid and illegal and.

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"ehud olmert" Discussed on Amanpour

Amanpour

04:01 min | 2 years ago

"ehud olmert" Discussed on Amanpour

"Well, basically what I knew is what my government in my country. We do everything Yvonne to free no zero Notre sponsor for the fact that I was code. I was detained. And it was a decision of my chapters the one to blame. So will do everything they can would they will notes bound to succeed if they decided to kill us. We'll have killers have killed many people. So break that down for us a little bit. Obviously there are there is a different policy between European governments and the US and the UK on this issue. But how do you think from what you know, governments or their intermediaries or whatever reach out to ISIS types, and and make these kinds of deals. How does a successful release of a hostage after paying around some happen? Well, it's very variable in every case, it's different. And that's what's so important. That's why you need a policy of maximum flexibility. In some cases, there are, you know, in the case of the French. There's a small sort of Crisis Group that operates within the say, and they work through the intelligence services, and they make these connections, and there's legend -ly, I don't know. All the details is allegedly a pool that they can access when they when they choose to pay ransom. I looked at the Spanish government, and they they. While they officially deny. There's there's lots of evidence that direct negotiations and other cases, there are private intermediaries. Every case is different. Every circumstances is different. And the question is will your government respond for you? Do they feel? They have an obligation or do they have a policy of no concessions? It sort of depends to a large extent of the politics of that particular country. And what is what the what the voters if you will believe is the government's responsibility so positive what CPJ does and full disclosure. I'm a board member have been for a long time. Is to also work to protect the lives of journalists. Not just in these situations, but their ability to work get them out of prison, and the like what is CPJ doing now to try to get some accountability for the brutal murder of Jamal kashogi end. It is extraordinarily to say. And it's horrible and heartbreaking to say that the level of violence against journalists seems to exponentially ratchet up the Saudi government has been directly implicated at the highest level in this brutal execution and murder premeditated and the tactics employed where the tactics of a terror group, and what is so particularly galling setting is that the Trump administration has become an accessory after the fact of this brutal crime, they are facilitating and helping the Saudi government cover up this crime. They are not demanding accountability. They are not pushing the Saudis to. Come clean about this. They are making excuses for them that not only inhibits the possibility of a chief Justice in this horrible murder. It sends a terrible message to governments around the world that they can kill journalists and as long as you have a relationship with the United States and with the. With the with the Trump administration. You will not be held accountable isn't CPJ filing a lawsuit to try to get the intelligence US intelligence to reveal its files, and what it knows we filed a lawsuit under the freedom of information act to request that the government release records related to the crowd. Basically what they knew in advance. Did they know that there was a risk to Jamal kashogi at did they fail to ward him as they are obligated to do under US law. President Trump Tout's the I think seventeen or so hostages around the world Americans held stage who his administration has got back whether from North Korea or Turkey or elsewhere now, I don't believe any of these journalists, but. You know?.

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"ehud olmert" Discussed on Amanpour

Amanpour

02:11 min | 2 years ago

"ehud olmert" Discussed on Amanpour

"And that kind of decision process that I think is what we should be seeking out in our and celebrating in our leaders. Right. I mean, you never see in a presidential debate. Anybody ask? So what is your process for making a complex decision? How do you? How do you weigh the evidence where do you seek for advice? You know, what kind of team do you get around team of rivals kind of? Plus that's never really questioned, but that may be the most important thing to ask of our leaders in a way will now we're sort of the other extreme if you ask President Trump that he would say, I do it on gut. I do it on instinct, I sort of do it by my feelings is virtual in that approach is well, there are plenty of things in life where you wanna go with your get including maybe getting married. I mean, I think most of us shouldn't drop spreadsheet took a decided to get very, but there are many ways in which are got conflicts with a complex decision. There are lots of variables. But I will say this that. And this is one of the great findings. I think from from recent neuro science years ago in the early days of brain imaging technology, the kind of pet scans and FM our scans. When these new tools arrived that enabled us to scan the brain and show where activity was happening in the brain in almost real time. All these neuro scientists were so excited because they were like finally we can figure out you know, what part of the brain lights up when you are looking at people's faces and what part lights up when you're doing mental arithmetic or whatever it is. So they did all these scans. But it turned out to be able to make sensitive scans. They had to look at the brain at rest they had to look at the brain not thinking about anything. And so they put people in these scanners, and they said okay now look at faces or do mental math. And then they did a second game. They said don't don't do anything just sit there, and what kept happening was that the scans. Where people were not supposed to be doing anything turned out to be more active than the scans were they were given a task. And there were more active in the early modern parts. Of the brain the most human parts of the brain. And what they realized that people were doing eventually is that they were daydreaming, and they were doing kind of mental simulations of the future without even realizing it and they were doing these rapid fire. Sometimes it's called cognitive time travel where you kind of get in that state, and you think well next week if I ask for that raise..

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"ehud olmert" Discussed on Amanpour

Amanpour

04:02 min | 2 years ago

"ehud olmert" Discussed on Amanpour

"Walter Isaacson, how to grapple without biggest dilemmas whether their personal professional or civic issues effecting entire societies. Stupid. Welcome to the show. Thank you. Great to be here. So you've always written about creativity innovation now decision making. What is it that causes somebody to be creative? Well, that's been the great kind of mystery of my research over all these books is trying to trying to figure it out. I mean, I've written about so many different topics in over in about cholera and video games, and neuroscience and all these things, but as you say, there's a shared common thread that runs through the whole body work of weird of these transformative ideas, come from when the world changes because of some spark in someone's mind. How does it happen? You know, the biggest thing that that I feel is that our language for describing innovation is all wrong. And that we we have this incredibly rich set of metaphors to describe a moment of sudden inspiration lightbulb that a single person has the the lone genius has a flash of inspiration. I mean, just think of like you say like. Moment Eureka moment. A ha moment. Piffle like there's so many words for this phenomenon. And it's it's part of the story for sure, but the most transformative ideas, I think actually take a different form, and that they are much slower and kind of evolutionary in a sense. I call them slow hunches, right? They start with this feeling of something being interesting. You're not really sure why there's something's kind of playfully curious delightful for some reason and you're drawn to it. But you can't put your finger on it. And they stay in that state for really long periods of time. And it's often through a collaboration with someone else or through a network of people that what is only a fragment or a hunch in your own mind becomes something that is really usable or actionable in the world. So it's a combination of SoHo punches and networks instead of kind of loan geniuses and Eureka moments. How important is diversity to creativity? I think this is a really important thing to stress in this day and age which is. You think about we have the most diverse new incoming congress in in history in terms of gender in terms of age crucially, which is a big part of it. We when we celebrate things like that, we often are saying, you know, we like this because it's a sign of equality of opportunity, or it's a sign that group of leaders will be more tolerant. More Representative of of the country as a whole. But I think this is another point which is just from the science. We know they will make better choices. And that as a body they will be smarter. It's another argument against gerrymandering. Right. When you when you take these voting box and make them all of like minded, people you actually kind of reduced the collective IQ of that group, and they'll make worse voting decisions in the sense in your latest book farsighted, which is now out coming out. And paperback one of my favorite examples. I think is the beginning of your book, which is Charles Darwin deciding whether or not to marry. You know, I I came across this passage in Darwin's journals when I was writing where good ideas come from about innovation which had a whole long riff about Darwin's notebooks, Darwin kept these wonderful notebooks all of his life. But in their particularly interesting during the late eighteen thirties as he's coming up with the theory of natural selection because you can see this idea, maybe the most important scientific idea of the nineteenth century forming on the page, and he argues with himself, and he does all this things. So I I was I spent a lot of time reading through his journalist for that book. And from that research, I stumbled across this hilarious little kind of interruption in the middle of his journals where he takes time off from debating how natural selection came about and starts weighing this other question, which is should he get married, and he creates basically a pros and cons list on the side of against marrying..

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"ehud olmert" Discussed on Amanpour

Amanpour

04:34 min | 2 years ago

"ehud olmert" Discussed on Amanpour

"Ministers since the founder of your state, David Ben Gurion, and this is what he said about his intentions and about these charges. Listen to what he said, look, so that I intend to serve you. And the country's prime minister for many more years. Don't believe all the spin. I intend to serve you as prime minister for many more years. But it's up to you. It's not up to the civil servants. It's not up to the television studios is not up to the pundits. And journalists it's only up to you. Well, I mean, you know, he's defiant, and he's very savvy political operator, and he's very good at using the media. He he might survive and continue as prime minister and fighting the charges. What do you see realistically over the next month or so in your country? Arching that Benjamin Netanyahu has finished his service as the leader of the state of Israel. It may take a month. It will probably take a few more because the political process will take its time. But towards the end of the year Netanyahu will have to spend most of Stein in the district court in Jerusalem and not invited prime minister's office. I think that what he's doing. Now, he's provoking the Israeli citizens against the they civil service the law abiding the law enforcing agencies, which is against the fundamental values that we believe in in our country. I never did it. I resigned from position of prime minister when these charges were level against me much. Minor more minor chart. Urges not anything similar to what he's never against Netanyahu. Whether I decided that the prime minister off his is not the place to fight it. It has to be outside of the government. That's what I did. He is using the prime minister's position in order to fight against the low agencies of the state of Israel against everyone. He's using the international scene is using the prime minister's position is going back and forth. He's not staying in Israel is now staying overseas. Most of the time rather than stay in Israel in order to man, the affairs of the country needs fighting for life, not be overly impressed. Well, it's are serious and responsible, and they will choose a little sheep, which will be credible responsible. And we'll take care of the security of the state of Israel and move forward towards peace. It's endlessly interesting, and everybody's always focused on your small, but really important part of the. The world. And we always try to get the perspective and the answers also from the cooed from the prime minister's party and his spokespeople will continue to try to do that. But for the moment eight who'd almond, thank you very much. Indeed for joining us. And now for more perspective on all of this. I'm joined by Israel's veteran political observer, an anchor of the channel twelve network you need Levy, she is also in Tel-Aviv your need. Welcome back to our program. Yes. Endlessly interesting is so accurate. Thank you for having me. So you heard a former Prime Minister Olmert describe the sort of political and legal status and the peace status as well. What was your takeaway from from what almost said, how do you think is going to play out over the nights, weeks and months? Well, Christiane you must say one thing. And he, of course, all has one of Netanyahu's Sanchez staunchest opponents, and it's important to bear in mind. And how has not yet been convicted? He hasn't even been officially indicted of corruption charges, but indeed the ground is shaking under his feet because the attorney general has decided to indict him pending a hearing, of course, hearing that will happen only after the elections. This is quite a wild ride. These these are uncharted. Territories never before in the history of his country has a prime minister being a run running for office again while having this huge sort of shadow of this these legal problems, and for the first time in a decade there is this challenge of real challenge from the opposition from Benny gone..

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"ehud olmert" Discussed on Amanpour

Amanpour

02:12 min | 2 years ago

"ehud olmert" Discussed on Amanpour

"If he calls a piece plane that Bill of the century, then he understands that. It must be something that will be minimally accepted to the Palestinians. Otherwise, they will not be a deal. Okay. It will be called the deal of a century. But he will not come through. So I believe that always limited every stages now only a platform upon which he will then come to the Israeli side to say, okay, now, let's make a deal and these must be based on. Mutual concessions, and it will have to involve a painful painful concessions by the Israeli side alongside more or less. The plan that I've submitted to the Palestinians. I think that this is only possible plan. I think that the administration in America understands it, and ultimately they will try to push for it. And I hope that the government in Israel after the elections will be a good partner for such a plan in order to make peace because in my mind, this is very most important item on the national agenda of Israel and on the agenda of the Middle East in will change and Kylie the Middle East. I think the Palestinians are getting more and more ready for it. And I think that Mahmoud Abbas is a credible partner in spite of all the criticism leveled against him by these rarely spokesman, and I think. That we can make peace and it will change the Middle East. And who knows maybe the president of the United States who seem to have been the most unlikely president to push for it will eventually be the one that will convince the two sides to conclude what has started by me and Dr bass ten years ago. Well, obviously everybody looks forward to peace in your region. But you know, it may be that prime minister Netanyahu continues to be prime minister while he's potentially fighting charges. If this indictment is brought down. He would if he won the next election be the longest serving prime.

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"ehud olmert" Discussed on Amanpour

Amanpour

05:08 min | 2 years ago

"ehud olmert" Discussed on Amanpour

"There were moves to indict him to when he was in power which prompted his resignation. He then went to prison for sixteen months on charges of corruption and Mr Olmert joins me now from Tel Aviv. So prime minister almost welcome to the program. Evening. Can we get to the bottom of this? Case that may lead urination into uncharted territory. What is the difference between the stress to indict the sitting prime minister on these charges of corruption. And what happened to you? Very briefly since I wrote about it in my autobiography for more than nine hundred pages. Just recently, I was charged on all kinds of things that took place many many years ago long before I became prime minister. And I don't want to go into these. Now as I say, I never admitted never accepted. But that's not the case everything that Netanyahu is invited. For major indictment is a thinks that took place while he is Prime Minister Major things. So there's a big difference between these two events. I was never charged. No accused knowing bite it for anything. There was done. Why I was minister of the state of Israel. Okay. So we we've we've separated the sort of prime ministerial mandate while this was happening to you Benjamin Netanyahu was your political opponent. And he said that under these league. Threads. You had no moral mandate to make crucial decisions. Would you say the same of him? And what do you think is the correct order? I guess you'll say that he should resign. But he's not going to resign. And he denies these allegations. Number one. I wanted to say that not only that he say that I should resign by he was very much a part of the conspiracy that brought me down with American money that was given to him by major American figures try to buy the elections in Israel as they try to buy the elections in America. This is a part of a story, which will still be told one day. This is about Netanyahu's past performance. I don't want to pass judgment about the possible indictment or the prime minister. This will be done in the hearing the attorney general supreme court. But what I do want to say is what Netanyahu is doing now in order to protect his political career in order to better the possible charges and the legal system is seriously endangering the. Basic fundamental values of the mockery that we have practiced in Israel seen steak proclamation of the state of Israel. He's he is attacking the attorney general he's attacking the police, and he is the pri- the acting prime minister as prime minister, he is betting against all the law enforcement agencies of the country, and he's also taking all kinds of strange once should say even dangerous type such as the alliance with the Jewish power the extreme right-wing parties, he's trying to polarize the state of Israel between the left or between, those whom he considered to be the left-wingers whom he more or less, call traitors. And we are talking about people that until recently were the commanders of these very army. This is absolutely insane. Certainly to think that the major opponents of Netanyahu are Major General Benny. Ganz who I think is likely to become the next prime minister. Well, let me take down into some of this. Let me just ask you a few questions on important issues that you've raised because this Jewish power party that prime minister Netanyahu has forging an alliance with has been criticized even by APEC in the United States, which is a store supporter of prime minister Netanyahu API calls the Jewish power racist. And reprehensible how can the prime minister really continue in this aligns won't it become untenable even for his American supporters. Look, the prime minister is at this time is focused on one thing. And only on one thing to remain prime minister. I personally think that he will not be able to continue after the elections. And as I said, I think that it is likely it's not certain Stu early. We still have a man's in this volatile area and months is a long time. But I think that it's likely that ma- general guns will become the next prime minister of Israel and Bibi Netanyahu will go to fight his better in court. But they alliance that he formed with the right-wing is part of the strategy that he has adopted throughout his tenure as prime minister..

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"ehud olmert" Discussed on Amanpour

Amanpour

02:30 min | 2 years ago

"ehud olmert" Discussed on Amanpour

"Hello, everyone and welcome to Amman poor. Here's what's coming up. Gusty the most prime minister to be indicted, desperate shift to the extreme. Right. And the high stakes election all this in Israel. We dig down with the former prime minister Ehud Olmert and the Israeli journalist Yoni Levy, then bestselling author. Steven Johnson reveals how we make decisions that matter. The most thus behind the ransom note executive director of the committee to protect journalists. Joel Simon on what happens when we're held hostage. Welcome to the program, everyone, I'm Christiane Amanpour in London. And today we examined the Middle East most intractable conflict the one between Israel and the Palestinians. There is still no new peace proposal on the table. Despite the Trump administration's promise instead as Israel gears up for an election there amounting complications to peace and to governance that the United States has created yet more distance between it self on the Palestinian side announcing today that it's closing it's east Jerusalem concert and folding it into the new American embassy in Jerusalem, which in itself is controversial since the US broke with the international community to relocate that building from Tel Aviv last year, and perhaps more ominous. The Israeli attorney general says that he will indict the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and that's on charges of corruption allegedly involving hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of champagne and. Cigars and soliciting a US visa for business, a businessman friend Netanyahu vehemently denies all the allegations and vows to fight them in court while also vowing to fight the next election, and here there is more controversy because he's provoked international outrage by forging a pact with the extreme right Jewish power party founded on a racist ideology. Meantime, a new alliance of former security and military figures in Israel is also contesting the elections the blue and white coalition which is a head of Netanyahu's Likud party in the polls right now joining me to discuss all this is the former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Oma..

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"ehud olmert" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"ehud olmert" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"It's interesting to know the speech that nieto gave which he began the brok us just two minutes off the police made their recommendations public seem to also come having caught the prime minister of god the allegations that he was responding to with the allegations that we thought were going to be based on him potentially having given a visa to some of these billionaires potentially having helped them get visas to america but he didn't specifically relate to the allegations that the police put forward that the police the recommended he stand trial for so we'll see in the coming days how significant that will be both for those within netanyahu's party whether the gun to stand by him and for the opposition parties at the moment it seems that these allegations a much more serious than previously believed and could potentially even before any any sort of legal trial begin could potentially bring the government down right i'm just briefly rally in in terms of the probe the process cam mr netanyahu stay in office all through this so when you turn if the attorney general does decide to press charges will that be it politically according to israeli law the prime minister can stay in office even when indicted even when found guilty he the only time he'll be forced to step down is when appeals court upholds that conviction in the case of prime minister ehud olmert who served time in prison for corruption he re he resigned just before the attorney general put forward the the charges against him but he could have potentially stay in office for another seven years according to annoy the prime minister could stay on for for a number of years as the trial is expected to if it goes ahead or hank many years but the public pressure would likely be so that he he would not be able to rao woodcliff of the times of israel claims that russia has interfered in the us political system and nothing new now america's spy agencies say that moscow is still medley.

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"ehud olmert" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"ehud olmert" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"It's interesting to know the speech that nieto gave which he began the brok us just two minutes off the police made their recommendations public seem to also come having caught the prime minister of god the allegations that he was responding to with the allegations that we thought were going to be based on him potentially having given a visa to some of these billionaires potentially having helped them get visas to america but he didn't specifically relate to the allegations that the police put forward that the police the recommended he stand trial for so we'll see in the coming days how significant that will be both for those within netanyahu's party whether the gun to stand by him and for the opposition parties at the moment it seems that these allegations a much more serious than previously believed and could potentially even before any any sort of legal trial begin could potentially bring the government down right i'm just briefly rally in in terms of the probe the process cam mr netanyahu stay in office all through this so when you turn if the attorney general does decide to press charges will that be it politically according to israeli law the prime minister can stay in office even when indicted even when found guilty he the only time he'll be forced to step down is when appeals court upholds that conviction in the case of prime minister ehud olmert who served time in prison for corruption he re he resigned just before the attorney general put forward the the charges against him but he could have potentially stay in office for another seven years according to annoy the prime minister could stay on for for a number of years as the trial is expected to if it goes ahead or hank many years but the public pressure would likely be so that he he would not be able to rao woodcliff of the times of israel claims that russia has interfered in the us political system and nothing new now america's spy agencies say that moscow is still medley.

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"ehud olmert" Discussed on The Tel Aviv Review

The Tel Aviv Review

02:32 min | 3 years ago

"ehud olmert" Discussed on The Tel Aviv Review

"Second intifada that were plenty of people still getting in and out to work in his round to lesser extent west bank but then very gradually i think that did give way to a policy of separation aleph a one of a little sort of chronological details people tend to forget is that when he was industry minister ehud olmert closed the erez industrial zone which was one of those furry places where israelis and palestinians really did meet closed it actually before disengagement now he said it was security reasons but you know that wasn't actually particular security crisis at a time and i think that's a little indication that the policy had gone you know full circle from diane's view of what an occupation should look line but of course it's not just stone to israel because if we you write that the coup that hamas kicked out the fatah and gain power in gaza is perhaps the single most significant event causes history but my question to you is isn't it just a combination of decades old antagonisms between gaza and the west bank when they on different trajectories for a long time before that i mean look at gaza it's much more religious much more traditional was it always that way or is that an evolution letter agassi yeah well i mean i think festival actually if you go back to the '60s palestinians talk about you know people used to gun by even bikinis that he has decided not the un beach club even though it was a much more liberal place there were the gaza population in the '60s '70s even into the nineties work on a movie matt gina there were 405 very successful cinemas in gaza i'm not sure i mean look of course it has always been particularly the south of gaza and rafah and khan yunis have always been pretty socially conservative and with a strong religious ban but i know completely convinced that gaza is not truly a totally religious fundamentalists place to put it mildly and actually i think that in a sort of paradoxical way what's happened is the closure of gaza over ten years has helped those people including many people in hamas who either comfortable with the idea of people not being able to leave not being able to garin in and out of his are not.

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"ehud olmert" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

Monocle 24: Midori House

01:35 min | 4 years ago

"ehud olmert" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

"Some one in his position dumb four at indictment or actual conviction when he was inducted he doesn't have to resign so he can stay on uh i'm not sure we will have to resign if is condemned anything is nothing is it's we'd be a first photo young enough state of israel uh it's gonna be down to political pressure will he be able to stand to stay us as prime minister even if is indexed it just because of the political pressure that wounded i mean at the moment where violence is flaring up again of a name in the region having a prime minister who is very weakened by personal affairs is not something that the anyone wants of course so you might be mib his undoing but if if it if there's no outside political pressure all public pressure there's an economic monthonmonth for him to be index said and to possibly i have to resign but it's nothing in the law that will push him out of his job abroad mispoken once or twice about donald trump was the stress test for american institutions and he is at least arguable if we're trying to be positive here that this a similar for israeli institutions which in the past have a pretty solid recall remiss prime minister ehud olmert went to prison on corruption charges president moshe katzav went to jail on rape charges they do actually go off to people in position people who abuse power that's right and also there is overwhelming support in polls to suggest that if he is indicted that he should resign.

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"ehud olmert" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

01:39 min | 4 years ago

"ehud olmert" Discussed on NPR News Now

"After sixteen months in prison former israeli prime minister ehud olmert has been released a parole board granted him early release from a twenty seven month sentence for corruption 71yearold was convicted in 2014 and abroad case that accused him of obstruction of justice and accepting bribes to promote a real estate project in jerusalem a vigil was held in on sunday in montreal where a man was fatally shot by police last week dan carpet chunk reports that hundreds attending then marched downtown chanting black lives matter the protesters from the montreal toronto chapters of black lives matter gathered in front of the apartment where fiftyeightyearold pierre korea long was shot officials say he was likely distress last week when he was holding two screwdrivers as police arrived he was hit i buy a taser than by rubber bullets in when that didn't subdue him they drew their service revolvers and repeatedly shot him activists of the vigil safely should not be the first to intervene in a mental health crisis at least one protester call it a pattern of police violence against people who are black or mentally ill protesters want government funding for black specific mental health services and a national black mental health strategy for npr news i'm dan carpenter can toronto as americans prepare to celebrate the nation's two hundred and forty first birthday they're feeling pretty negative about the overall tone and level of civility in washington and they say it's gotten worse since the election of president trump and new npr pbs newshour marrusde poll also finds distrust of many of the nation's institutions.

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