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Israel Briefly Shells Southern Lebanon After Militant Rocket Fire
"Israel defense forces said early tuesday it fired artillery shells at lemmon retaliation for rocket's launch toward israel from the neighbouring middle eastern country. The idea of said it launched a barrage at lebanon in response to two rockets launch toward it that triggered sirens throughout northern
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"Or Santonio, first news national correspondent Michael. It looks like a cease fire is in effect right now that brings to the end of the 11 days off fighting between Israel and Hamas, But that Iron Dome, the anti missile system that intercepted all those rockets fired by Hamas fascinates me. How does it work? It is. It's really interesting First of all of it. I'm glad to find out that Iron Dome is more than my daughter's referring to my receding hairline right there on that. But when we're talking about this, you've seen President Biden promised to replenish it. You've seen Democrats specifically in the houseboat against emergency funding for it is the Iron Dome and, according to Israel, Defenses Forces Twitter account They say it has one purpose only, which is to intercept rockets midair before they can kill Israeli civilians. And the account also adds. We will not apologize for saving lives. And the thing here is that this system has been in place for the better part of the decade. It is, if you've been watching the videos for the better part of the last 10 11 days, it's the scenes you've been seeing with anything having to do with Israel. In the mosque. The dark skies illuminated by Exploding balls of light like you're actually having alien spaceships battling each other, but that Israel's Iron Dome it's an aerial defense system the country uses to intercept Incoming short range rockets been in place for decades, and let's be clear. The U. S has heavy financial and technical backing in regards to this, but let's listen to the numbers here, according to Israeli officials this morning, they said. Gaza fired militants in Gaza fire 2200 rockets at them over the 11 12 days, the Iron Dome intercepted 85 to 90% of those rockets that were threatening people our infrastructure, So it works it Zweiri because it is this advanced system is very sophisticated, but it's designed for relatively unsophisticated technology. What I mean by that is it's got three parts. It's got a radar that detects an incoming rocket. It's got a command and control system that processes that information, then activates a third component, which is the interceptor, which is basically just a missile whose role is to destroy the other rocket. That's how it works. But It only works with rockets like if, for instance, Iran shot off you know some form of a ballistic missile. It wouldn't be able to do anything, anything that's a precision guided weapon. The Iron Dome's not for that, but the iron don't is What the actual adversaries are for Israel in a region launching rockets right now on to the tune of 85 to 90% interception rate, That's pretty darn good, but it's very expensive. Those missiles Each missile. One missile that you send off to take on one of those rockets $50,000 the rockets, detonating just a couple 100 bucks to produce But at that $50 cliff, and you're talking about 2200 rockets that have come out of Hamas over the better part of the last two weeks. That's $11 million. I don't do math well, but I got a calculator for that That fortune of things is a lot of money to Israel on their own wouldn't necessarily be able to sustain the cost of which is why Biden saying will help you and replenish that. Now, Michael, How does this ceasefire change efforts to block that $735 million arms sale to Israel? Well, I think what you're seeing here is you saw you saw the house yesterday. Democrats specifically in the House, vote against any sort of emergency funding for the Iron Dome and actually putting on the table there the concern over whether or not we should even give any funding to Israel right now, because they are seemingly colluding. What I would say is the iron Dome with a return fire. They're two separate things here from Israel. So if you're Democrat you're saying OK, Well, look, Israel, you've been launching your own attack on people of Palestinian people and frightened They've been in apartment buildings. Children have died. Whipple that so we're going to defund your iron dome. I think you gotta look at two completely separate things here. The Iron Dome is solely for the purpose of protecting people in Israel. It doesn't fire off any rockets to attack its combatant. It fires off rocket that fires the missiles to take down rockets. That's it. That's all the Iron Dome does. At the end of the day. After that is done, Then you'll see Israel launched their counterattacks. So if you want to talk about that part and maybe misguided attacks for Israel feel free to have that discussion, But in this case, don't I don't think I don't need to put everything together and say We're just going to stop funding Unless, and I think this is the big Keith. You're trying to pressure Israel into getting that ceasefire to happen. And if you were to do that, whatever it took in an escalating matter of days. Is Joe Biden first said, Hey, we think you should stop that. But we support you and Nancy Pelosi saying, Yes, we support Israel, but a couple days later going. Look, We really, really think you should have a cease fire. That's how you put pressure on. All right before we let you go. Our board operator David flies the Millennium Falcon said you requested Lincoln Park. Why Lincoln Park? I told David assumes, like Susie got on the phone him like today feels like a Lincoln Park game this weekend is going to be a Lincoln Park weekend. I'm going to have the playlist ready to go. For some reason. I've been just singing one step closer in my head for the better part of the last 48 hours, So it's kind of like an earworm. See, I got Ah ha's Take on Mr talking my head and I need to get it out so coming up before we end the show today on Fridays we do a weekend earworm so that'll help people get those bad songs out of their heads. On in died. All right, Appreciate the visit. 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"Trillion infrastructure plan, which includes a $174 billion investment in electric vehicles, including funding for a half a million charging stations across the nation. Karen Travers, ABC NEWS Washington, The White House says the president spoke to Israel's prime minister earlier expressing support for a ceasefire. But the fighting between Israeli forces and Hamas appears to be far from over A B C's Jordana Miller is in Jerusalem. Israel is Continuing to intensely bomb Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip that is President Biden calls for a cease fire. The Israel Defense Forces says it struck Hamas rocket launch pads, Navy sites and the network of underground tunnels with the militant group uses to move arms and fighters. The death toll in Gaza now tops 200, including 60 miners, heartbreaking scenes of parents amid the rubble, weeping over the loss of their Children every day. Gazans caught in the crossfire. Georgiana Miller, ABC NEWS Jerusalem tensions Also building in Israel. Palestinians across Israel and the occupied territories are striking today against Israel's policies. Covert 19 cases continue to drop With all 50 states showing declines as more Americans get vaccinated. New studies show those doses or effective against variants identified so far Chief White House Medical advisor Dr Anthony Fauci. Today's briefing. Individuals were vaccinated with the M R Rene, including elderly individuals. Maintained, binding and functional anybody's again against a wide range of areas. You're listening to ABC News. Arizona's.
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"Day today. Israeli airstrikes pummeled Gaza once again, officials said they were targeting the home of a top leader of Hamas, which controls the territory. Officials in Gaza said at least 33 people were killed by the bombings. Must responded by launching another barrage of rockets into Israel. Overall, at least 180 Palestinians have been killed in the violence so far, including more than 50 Children. Well, at least eight people have been killed in Israel, including a five year old boy. This crisis has escalated over the past week. NPR has brought you a wide range of perspectives on this story from diplomats and officials and longtime observers of the region as well as Palestinians and Israelis. Just trying to get through this So we're bringing you another perspective. Now. That's of Mont Rashid Erica. He is a Palestinian diplomat, a former chief representative of the Palestine Liberation Organization to the United States. He's a veteran of previous negotiations. Ambassador Erica Welcome. Thank you so much for joining us. Thank you, Michelle. It's been seven years since the last significant conflict with Hamas. It's been 16 years since the last major Palestinian uprising or intifada, as briefly as you can. Why now? Well, I I think it's the fact that the root causes for this conflict are still there, which is simply tow your listeners. The continuation of the Israeli military occupation off the Palestinian people that started in 1967 on Israel's refusal to allow the Palestinians toe have their own self determination and their corn independence and freedom. And as long as this military occupation continues, it reminds me with the slogan that the Clinton team used in 1992. It's the economy stupid. It's the occupation. Stupid, You know. I mean, if you try to explain it, no matter how you try to explain it It's the Israeli military occupation that continues to create conditions for the Palestinians that are unbearable and that is the main source off the violence in the region. So we know that Hamas and your organization the P L. O Have actually opposed each other. I think we might save their political rivals in the P L. O has made agreements with Israel that Hamas rejects Hamas took over Gaza, kicking out the Palestinian Authority officials. If I could ask you to help us understand what Hamas is. Strategy is I mean, Hamas firing rockets at Israel is provoking a response where the death toll is vastly disparate. I mean, many more Palestinians have Died. Then Israelis have and Israeli defenses seem to make these rockets less. Lethal than the otherwise you know, would be or could be. So what? What is the strategic objective here by Hamas? If if you could help us understand that When listen I witnessed I witnessed many rounds of talks in my life and You know, the plover opted for peace agreements with Israel signed the also according 1993 made peace with Israel and what what the Palestinians did get in return. You tell me Israelis. The majority of Israelis do not even contemplative solution with the Palestinian people and the Palestinians found themselves in a situation where Israel is exploiting our goodwill and good faith to reconcile to co exist with them to build more settlements and deny us the right to self determination s statehood. So it's natural that people who are factions who are opposed to toe Israeli policies like Hamas and others will gain popular support among Palestinians. Hamas did warn Israel before they launch the Rockets. Unless you stop your provocations in Jerusalem at Al Aqsa most we will retaliate. This is not a Hamas Israel situation. Michelle. This is a Palestine Israel situation. Hamas is trying toe show Israel that the Palestinian people are not going to give up. We are not going to succumb, but we are not going toe surrender and accept the dick tacked off Israel to deny us our freedom and our independence. And therefore this is the reason behind Hamas is a response to what Israel has bean doing. We are doing the diplomatic track. They think that by exerting pressure on Israel, they can make Israel understand that they cannot to break the world off the Palestinian people. Even at the cost of this tremendous loss of life because Palestinians aren't paying the heaviest price in terms of vinyl of loss of life breaks our heart it breaks our heart. But what is the alternative? Michelle what is alternative throughout our history? Palestinians are the only people in the world who are refugees in their own land. We are refugees in our own land. And what is happening today has proven clearly that Israel's peace and security can only but guaranteed through an agreement with the Palestinians. We are the people who are on the same land. We are the people who will be on this land for hundreds of years to come on Israel's best option. Is to make peace with the Palestinians by allowing the Palestinians to be free and independent. So as we mentioned you are a diplomat you were involved in peace talks in 2014. Which, as we said, was during the last major fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. If the two sides were to sit down now, can you give us a sense of what the Palestinian side would be asking for when the Palestinian side to be honest with you? Is sick and tired off the complacence off the international community sick and I'm tired off the terms that the administration here is using Israel has right to defend itself defend itself against who the occupied people. Has there ever. Bean in history and example where an aggressive on occupying power has the right to defend itself against occupied people. I think what we want to see is a real Uh, effort and you approach that tells Israel simply Continuing the status quo, continuing the occupation off four million Palestinians against their will building settlements, ignoring their national aspiration off the Palestinian people, the humanizing the Palestinian people. Must end the United States must stand for its own principles everywhere around the world. The U. S applies its Zbynek principles of Freedom. Liberty Justice. What have you Why? When it comes to Israel This does not that is not implemented. What is about Israel that makes the United States and the Western world so complacent with Israeli policies and with Israeli aggression that they can tell Israel enough is enough. The Palestinians are humans who deserve to live in dignity and in freedom, like any other nation on the first off Earth. Unless we do that. I am afraid we will see more episodes off violence that we are witnessing today. It was Palestinian diploma month. Rashid Erica. He's a former chief representative of the Palestine Liberation Organization to the United States. Ambassador. Thank you so much for talking with us today. Thank you, Michelle. Have a good Sunday. We also have perspective from Israeli officials, who are speaking out today on CBS's face The Nation this morning, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended his country's actions in response to what he claims have been 2900 rockets fired on Israel if Hamas thought that they could just fire your rockets and then sit back and enjoy immunity. That's false. We're targeting a terrorist organization that is targeting our civilians and hiding behind their civilians using them as human shields. We're doing everything we can to hit the terrorists themselves, their rockets, They're rocket caches and their arms. But we're not going to just let them get away with it. Netanyahu went on to say that Israel has a right to defend itself and would continue this course as long as it deems it necessary. I think any country Has to defend itself. It has a natural right of self defense will do whatever it takes to restore order and quiet on the security of our people in deterrence we're trying to degrade Hamas is terrorist abilities and to degrade their will. To do this again, so it'll take some time. I hope it won't take long, but it's not immediate. We also heard from Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Cohen Rica's He is the international spokesperson for the Israel Defense Forces. Speaking on CNN's reliable sources, he was pressed this morning to explain the Israeli military's decision to destroy that building in Gaza yesterday that house, The Associated Press and Al Jazira..
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"This is all things considered from NPR news. I'm Michelle Martin. We're going to begin once again with the latest on the violence in the Middle East, where fighting between Israelis and Palestinians continued for 1/7 Day today, Israeli airstrikes pummeled Gaza once again, officials said they were targeting the home of a top leader of Hamas, which controls the territory. Officials in Gaza said at least 33 people were killed by the bombings. Must responded by launching another barrage of rockets into Israel. Overall, at least 180 Palestinians have been killed in the violence so far, including more than 50 Children. Well, at least eight people have been killed in Israel, including a five year old boy. This crisis has escalated over the past week. NPR has brought you a wide range of perspectives on this story from diplomats and officials and longtime observers of the region as well as Palestinians and Israelis. Just trying to get through this So we're bringing you another perspective. Now. That's of Mont Rashid Erica. He is a Palestinian diplomat, a former chief representative of the Palestine Liberation Organization to the United States. And he's a veteran of previous negotiations. Ambassador Erica Welcome. Thank you so much for joining us. Thank you, Michelle. It's been seven years since the last significant conflict with Hamas. It's been 16 years since the last major Palestinian uprising or intifada, as briefly as you can. Why now? Well, I I think it's the fact that the root causes for this conflict are still there, which is simply tow your listeners. The continuation of the Israeli military occupation off the Palestinian people that started in 1967. And Israel's refusal to allow the Palestinians toe have their own self determination and their own independence and freedom. And as long as this military occupation continues, it reminds me with the slogan that the Clinton a team used in 1992. It's the economy stupid. It's the occupation. Stupid, You know. I mean, if you try to explain it, no matter how you try to explain it It's the Israeli military occupation that continues to create conditions for the Palestinians that are unbearable and that is the main source off the violence in the region. So we know that Hamas and your organization the P L. O Have actually opposed each other. I think we might say their political rivals on the P L O has made agreements with Israel that Hamas rejects Hamas took over Gaza, kicking out the Palestinian Authority officials. If I could ask you to help us understand what Hamas is. Strategy is I mean, Hamas firing rockets at Israel is provoking a response where the death toll is vastly disparate. I mean, many more Palestinians have Died. Then Israelis have and Israeli defenses seem to make these rockets less. Lethal than the otherwise you know, would be or could be. So what? What is the strategic objective here by Hamas? If if you could help us understand that? Well, listen, I witnessed I witnessed many rounds of talks in my life and You know, the plover opted for peace agreements with Israel signed the Oslo Accord in 1993 made peace with Israel and what what the Palestinians did get in return. You tell me Israelis. The majority of Israelis do not even contemplative solution with the Palestinian people and the Palestinians found themselves in a situation where Israel is exploiting our goodwill and good faith to reconcile to co exist with them to build more settlements and deny us the right to self determination of statehood. So it's natural that people who are factions who are opposed to toe Israeli policies like Hamas and others will gain popular support among Palestinians. Hamas did warn Israel before They launched the rocket Unless you stop your provocations in Jerusalem At Al Aqsa most we will retaliate. This is not a Hamas Israel situation. Michelle. This is a Palestine Israel situation. Hamas is trying toe show Israel that the Palestinian people are not going to give up. We are not going to succumb, but we are not going to surrender and accept the dick tat off Israel to deny us our freedom and our independence. And therefore this is the reason behind Hamas is a response to what Israel has bean doing. We are doing the diplomatic track. They think that by exerting pressure on Israel, they can make Israel understand that they cannot break the well off the Palestinian people. Even at the cost of this tremendous loss of life because Palestinians aren't paying the heaviest price in terms of, you know of loss of life breaks our heart. It breaks our heart. But what is the alternative? Michelle what is alternative throughout our history? Palestinians are the only people in the world who are refugees in their own land. We are refugees in our own land on what is happening today has proven clearly that Israel's peace and security can only but guaranteed through an agreement with the Palestinians. We are the people who are on the same land. We are the people who will be on this land for hundreds of years to come. And Israel's best option is to make peace with the Palestinians by allowing the Palestinians to be free and independent. So as we mentioned you are a diplomat, you were involved in peace talks in 2014. Which, as we said, was during the last major fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. If the two sides were to sit down now, can you give us a sense of what the Palestinian side would be asking for when the Palestinian side I'll be honest with you is sick and tired off the complacence off the international community sick and and tired off. The terms that the administration here is using. Israel has right to defend itself defend itself against who the occupied people. Has there ever. Bean in history and example where an aggressive on occupying power has the right to defend itself against occupied people. I think what we want to see is a real effort and you approach That Israel simply Continuing the status quo, continuing the occupation off four million Palestinians against their will building settlements, ignoring the national aspiration off the Palestinian people, dehumanizing the Palestinian people. Must end the United States must stand for its own principles everywhere around the world. The U. S applies its Zbynek principles of Freedom. Liberty Justice. What have you Why? When it comes to Israel This does not that is not implemented. What is about Israel that makes the United States and the Western world so complacent with Israeli policies and with Israeli aggression that they can tell Israel enough is enough. The Palestinians are humans who deserve to live in dignity and in freedom, like any other nation on the first off Earth, unless we do that. I am afraid we will see more episodes off violence that we are witnessing today. That was Palestinian diplomat month. Rashid Erica. He's a former chief representative of the Palestine Liberation Organization to the United States. Ambassador. Thank you so much for talking with us today. Thank you, Michelle. Have a good Sunday. We also have perspective from Israeli officials, who are speaking out today on CBS's face The Nation this morning, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended his country's actions in response to what he claims have been 2900 rockets fired on Israel. Hamas thought that they could just fire your rockets and then sit back and enjoy immunity. That's false. We're targeting a terrorist organization that is targeting our civilians and hiding behind their civilians using them as human shields. We're doing everything we can to hit the terrorists themselves, their rockets, They're rocket caches and their arms. But we're not going to just let them get away with it. Netanyahu went on to say that Israel has a right to defend itself and would continue this course as long as it deems it necessary. I think any country Has to defend itself. It has a natural right of self defense will do whatever it takes to restore order and quiet on the security of our people in deterrence we're trying to degrade Hamas is terrorist abilities and to degrade their will. To do this again, so it'll take some time. I hope it won't take long, but it's not immediate. We also heard from Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Cohen Rica's He is the international spokesperson for the Israel Defense Forces. Speaking on CNN's reliable sources, he was pressed this morning to explain the Israeli military's decision to destroy that building in Gaza yesterday that housed the Associated Press and Al Jazira. His response not only was Hamas in the building they were actively using it to fight against Israel. They were using the infrastructure as their command center and intelligence center..
Israel Attacks Gaza Strip With Air and Ground Troops
"Israel's defense forces are continuing to strike targets in gaza rockets launched by hamas from within gaza are continuing to land in and around israeli cities. Since the start of the week at least one hundred nineteen people have been killed in gaza and in israel neither side is showing much willingness to scale matters. Down is the military or rhetorically as israeli troops and tanks deployed to the border with gaza. Israel's prime minister. Benjamin netanyahu has declared that hamas will pay a heavy price. How has warned of something similar in the event of an israeli ground. Salt well earlier. We spoke to so mark lyall grant from a uk permanent representative to the united nations mark also served as national security adviser to uk. Prime minister david cameron. And theresa may first of all doesn't strike you that there's any reason to regard what we're seeing in gaza now as different from the two thousand fourteen war. Well so far There'd be many fewer casualties. It's much shorter. In twenty fourteen more than two and a half thousand deaths senate went on for seven weeks and there was a a land invasion by israel of the gaza strip now. We haven't seen that yet. So i think the possibility of an escalating into what happened in two thousand fourteen is definitely there but i think there's also the opportunity potentially to avoid going down that track
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"All right. Color. Seven gets to go see Frankie Valli Alright. Seven of nine W. B. A. P. The Biden administration said it's working with the fuel pipeline operator Colonial pipeline to try and restart operations. This was a ransomware attack that we brought you brought to your attention yesterday. How on the East Coast They, but they've now issued a regional emergency declaration for 17 states to keep fuel supply lines open. I didn't realize this. This colonial pipeline carries about 45% of fuel to the Eastern U. S. It's amazing when we went over this yesterday, this pipeline Goes from Texas up to the East Coast. Oh, yeah? Yeah. And like I said, Where is it? Now? We're where would I find this? I told you that. And by the way texts is under this emergency declaration. Yes, they are. Yes, we are. I told you that my little hometown of South Carolina. My folks were telling me that the gas stations have run out of gangs. Not because There's no gas to be had because the pipeline shutdown but because it was a run on gas because people started seeing this much like toilet paper, and whatever they all sprinting to the gas station, everybody filled up. Pen it? Yes, Perfect. It's crazy. They spread it to the gas station got there and said, Don, and I forgot to bring the car. Quit it here. Got to go back. Get the car. Exactly it, boy. It's just a pain. You know what wouldn't think we haven't seen or covered Is that they have they have they announced what the ransom was. The dollar amount has anybody paid while the Russians came out and said that they were part of it. But then you had the Biden administration saying no, they wouldn't warn. I don't know where that yourself away. There we go. All right? Yeah, but so they just Russia admitted to it And Biden said, No, they're not right. Right? Russia admitted bites and now they didn't do it. Well, it's funny because buying said there's no evidence that Russia was behind the colonial pipeline attack, but then says although there's evidence the actors Ransomware is in Russia, they have some responsibility to deal with this. I don't know what that means. Well, it's a group out of Russia, right, not sanctioned by the government. It's servers are in Russia and the people who did it for Russians. But President Biden says there's no evidence of Russia's behind it. Well, he may be talking about the Russian government. Okay? Yeah, because it's gonna independent workers here in Russia, right? Yes, Not that there's a There's a group of hackers. All of this. We have same thing. Sure. Better state. All they do is hack. Would you do that? Oh, I hacked exactly up until lunch. You know, Honestly, I think that there's this You don't honestly think there's a single computer in Russia that the Russian government doesn't know about, right? I wouldn't think that I wouldn't think so. But no, I I do believe it came from Russia. I just don't know about the Russian government want to start those wars? Well, Well, I went up. That'd be a bad thing. Although I think we're pretty good at it, too. Of course we are. Yeah, of course. Yeah. You know if you see that story earlier in the week about the was another fire in an Iranian energy facility. Hmm. You can't do that, Hmm. Here. They're going to put up no smoking signs there now and you've got to do something. Speaking of that, By the way, we need to talk about the rockets flying into Israel, do we not? What is going on there? I see all that. I'd never know the explanation because they fight all the time. Yeah. Fire from Gaza. What is going on in Injun expected, especially Jerusalem Gun? Yes, it 400 rockets have struck southern Israel since yesterday. How many rockets 404 104 100 Rockets any retaliation? So far all there's been a little bit of that, Yes. Well, the way Israel is. I would think Netanyahu wants to shoot back 401. Oh, yeah, I'm with you. No, no, The big one's coming. Oh, Oh, yeah. No, that can't happen. I think I think the I think a bit about 130 targets throughout Gaza. That have been I don't That's that's um It's a mass in it. Yeah. There were airstrikes. It came from Israel Defense forces but has terror targets in an operation they called guardians of the wall. Okay, So what was the Israeli hits first? No. And no. There was there was in retaliation to what does the terrorists were doing? So okay, Traffic.
Jerusalem Tension Triggers Gaza-Israel Fire Exchange
"Almost every hour last night between 11 P.m. and six a.m., Gaza militants firing rockets and response. ABC is Jordana Miller in Jerusalem reporting Israel Defense forces are bracing for more violence. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he's ordered the idea of to prepare for any scenario, raising the possibility of an escalation after Israel came under an intense barrage of Gaza rocket fire overnight. Militants firing 36 rocket It's in response to Ramadan. Restrictions here in Jerusalem at the Damascus Gate, six were intercepted by the Iron Dome. Israel carried out Reprisal airstrikes on Hamas military sites so far no injuries on either side. Georgiana Miller ABC NEWS Jerusalem, California teen
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"Good morning, Bill Handel here on a Thursday, December 24 as we finish the show. And every Thursday we do it with Brian suits Tactical Thursday Brian at dark, Secret Place that's his social and heard Saturdays. 8 to 11 PM with the dark secret Place Show Sundays. 8 to 10 P.m. super hyper local Sundays, Brian Good morning as we will spend the last couple segments of the year together. And what I want to do is obviously talk about this year and what it has meant and I think and tell me if I am correct on this one, I think globally. Geo politically globally in terms of the military it has to do with the United States is real. The fact that you have a trump presidency, leaving With the best possibility of some kind of a milk military action against Iran and the Arab one throwing a lot at you, but I want you to start and the Arab world finally recognizing the reality of Israel not only being in existence but actually being a defacto ally. With them against Iran. Yeah. And first let me congratulate us Navy Captain Amy Bauer In Schmidt. She will be the first commanding officer of a aircraft carrier. Very soon. Veteran venom and a captain in the Navy is no. Six like a colonel. Anyway, congratulations to her. And yeah, gigantic tectonic event. It's in the Middle East were overshadowed by all these covitz running around that this This has been a amazingly significant year. Nothing has been seen like it. Since 1948 the camp David peace accords were all well and good, but it was just an American ribbon on something that already happened. Sadat flew To Tel Aviv and spoke before the Knesset a year before Carter invited him to Camp David. There was Egyptian Israeli peace, However, that's only if you're a historian. What what has been done in the past year and a half? With the Gulf Arab states recognizing Israel and and just putting an official stamp on what they had been doing anyway on band Netanyahu visiting Saudi Arabia three weeks ago. It is extraordinary and however you know, we have bigger fish to fry in 2020. We think there's a real big one just might be jumping into the frying pan here the next couple weeks, But on day here's the thing is that you can't undo it, no matter what no matter how much you dislike Trump or Biden dislike summer, they can't Nor will they poo poo. What's gone on because it is strategic. It's a strategic pivot that Israel is it now de facto partner with the Gulf Arab states because they are not going to sit around and wait for You know John Kerry and Joe Biden to re up the Iranian nuclear deal. They're not. And so can I give you the bad news for 2021? Do you want to hear? Just look bad news. Come on Peace in the Middle East Like it or not, Trump Bigly did it. Trump's son in law A very big we did it. And that's that, and also it's a recognition. But the Saudis, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, The Emirates that Israel is not a threat to them never was. Israel's never been a threat to them. But if you threaten Israel You better come with your A game on D Let me interrupt for a moment because the president getting the credit for the Middle East peace, which, by the way, uh, all the good news that happens. A president takes credit for and all the bad news the president gets blamed for not withstanding what happens, But wasn't it simply right place right time for this administration to be where it was at that almost any administration, the pieces would have fallen into place. Nice in terms of the Arab states, Iran and Israel. No, no, because Obama isolated Israel in the Arab states, So, uh, so succinctly. After they warned him and they said, Don't do this deal. It's a bad deal. You're being bamboozled. They have a secret parallel nuclear program. You're not inspecting it. This is dumb. You will look dumb and they said no, no, Shut up. We'll see you at the Nobel ceremony. This was not gonna happen like a glacier melting at all This. This was a natural, uh, countermeasure to the JCP away the Iran nuclear deal, and s. So this is what the Israelis they're afraid of. The chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, Martin Millay, met with the head of the idea for the Israel Defense Forces got better guns but also the Gulf Arab states last just a few days ago, he was in Israel, and this is their message to Biden. Is you know with If you try to redo that deal or lift those sanctions that have crippled their nuclear program, we might have to rethink how much we like you. Um and toe to prove that point Now, here's the bad news. Um, all the pieces are in place for a strike on Iran before or Biden is inaugurated. And a very significant event happened yesterday for for the You know, I don't know if you know there's been a lot, but Israel has nuclear weapons. Can you keep it to yourself? Yeah. You know, I I I heard that Demona really isn't a resort out in the middle of the desert with 14. Ft, huh? Walls and concertina wire above that, and armed guards, so the deal is in his reign really submarine conventionally powered a diesel submarine but with nuclear weapons, according to foreign press sources, What which is what Massad requires you to say it transcended the Suez Canal with Egypt's permission because they get to say yesterday if you go through Israeli dolphin class sub transited the Suez Canal on the surface as a very public message. It's going to take a left at Yemen and it's going to take a left at Oman and it's going into the Persian Gulf. The Israeli navy is going into the Persian Gulf with a nuclear capable submarine. It's going to be in position. By the first week of January and then Oh, by the way, folks, if you're unaware anniversaries, they're real big deal with the molars and we're coming up on January 3rd on kind of a big one. That would be when Trump did the other really awesome thing when he killed custom, So lemony, the head of the Iranian overseas terror force, not the vice president of Iran. It's nobody was he was hated in Iran. But for honor's sake, hey was loved by the people because he killed on But so that anniversary is coming up and the pieces are in place to respond to whatever it right does. All right, Let's take a break. I want to come back and finish it up. I have some additional questions of you. Brian will be back. Have Ho ho ho, uh, don't go away Handle and the morning crew KF. I am 6 40 live everywhere in the I heart radio at Michael Crozier in for Gigi El. A big winter storms expected hit the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe area over the next day or so, ah, foot to a foot.
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
What’s happening between Hezbollah and Israel? The latest confrontation, explained
"Now the middle east held. It's breath last week when israel's military exchanged fire with the shia militant group hezbollah over the border with lebanon it marks the first open open hostilities since two thousand fifteen raises fears of another conflict on the scale of the war they fought in two thousand and six but no one died in the latest clash which which both sides have claimed as a win his middle east correspondent eric torture work. It sounds much more serious than it was. After a drone attack destroyed royd hezbollah site in the lebanese capital beirut and an israeli air strike killed two hezbollah members operating in syria the shiite muslim militant group promised it it would seek revenge then on september the first a hezbollah scored fide anti-tank missiles at an israeli armored vehicle and a military base on the southern inside the lebanese border israel responded by firing one hundred artillery shells into southern lebanon and deploying ami attack helicopters to fire at some targets over the border. The escalation initially seemed like the most serious confrontation between israel and hezbollah since they fought a month long war in two thousand and six six given hezbollah is armed and backed by iran. Any conflict with the group has serious regional implications. Things seemed especially bad. When footage outage emerged of israeli soldiers being taken to hospital by helicopter hezbollah linked meteorologist. Let's in lebanon began. Claiming four israelis had been killed in the attack calling it a major victory for the group and fitting retaliation israel's attacks. If four soldiers had indeed been killed history suggests israel would have launched launched major attacks against hezbollah something with devastating consequences for the civilian population in southern lebanon hezbollah's rockets also pose a terrifying lying danger to people living in northern israel but israel's military says the antitank missiles caused only minor damage an a two soldiers inside the armored vehicle were not injured despite some spectacular smoke giving the impression of heavy damage the shows israel fight into lebanon response seemed to have been aimed at empty fields. It's not buildings a day later. The only evidence of the bombardment was shell casings and burnt crops. So what was the point. Israel's military in a press conference with the foreign media said the incident had somewhat positive outcome. The israel defense force had been expecting an attack from hezbollah and had reduced. It's overt presence on the border in a bizarre development. It admitted to local journalists that it had faked the medical evacuation presumably to convince hezbollah that there was. There's no need for further attacks. Some reports suggest hezbollah had also asked israel through intermediaries not to respond to forcefully because the fighting was effectively over the key. I'm for both sides appears to have been propaganda. Hezbollah is still crowing about its victory over israel sang reports that soldiers. I just did not die. Were part of a pattern of israeli lies. The missile strikes were an attempt to show that the group would respond to any israeli attacks judging by the the response from people in southern lebanon hezbollah succeeded residents crowded onto hilltops to watch the israeli bombardment saying they were proud of hezbollah standing up to israel many described the hostilities as a victory for hezbollah for its part israel's military can claim to have correctly gauged and prepared for hezbollah's allows retaliation although military analysts are suggesting it was only lock that prevented casualties that important factor aside the elaborate and violent theater later on the border seems to have been sound and fury signifying nothing it does leave both sides with fewer options for next time and there will be a next time time israel says some of its strikes in syria have been to stop hezbollah developing factories to build precision guided missiles with help from iran the missiles house which can hit targets with an accuracy of ten meters would pose an even greater danger to israel than hezbollah's already sizeable arsenal hezbollah's leader says the group rupaul ready has precision guided missiles and it's not building them itself nevertheless israel's military and government have been clear that the country will continue to try to disrupt erupt any missile program israel has not claimed responsibility for the drone attacking by route but there are no other likely culprits so there will be more strikes against hezbollah and more reasons for the group to retaliate hezbollah has shown it believes a violent response is important for public relations purposes even if it doesn't want another war with israel. It's also very interesting to say. Just how reluctant israel is for another war with hezbollah the country's about to vote in an historic career on of its national elections. It's facing constant agitation from palestinian militant. Factions in gaza is watching the deteriorating situation with iran in the persian linkov a damaging war in southern lebanon suits neither israel nor hezbollah right now by side snow the other position which according to israeli journalist on fifa makes the fight between israel and hezbollah the middle east's most stable enmity. You might say israel and hezbollah are good enemies. They understand dan. Each other's aims enact fairly rationally. It's strange to say the lengths both were willing to go to basically to blow some stuff up for p._r. Purposes all the while hoping nobody got hurt in a rage with few true friendships perhaps good or at least predictable enemies of the next best thing the good enemy eric torture. They're reporting from jerusalem.
"israel defense forces" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"Presence through the air is being felt in the Middle East latest from the media alliance Charles people's there Israel has reportedly expanded its aerial campaign meant to thwart Iran's establishment of a permanent military presence in foreign countries according to Arab media the Israel Defense Forces this month struck two Iranian linked bases in Iraq while Jerusalem's green lighted hundreds of attacks on Iranian assets in Syria the IDF now appears to be targeting military infrastructure belonging to Iraqi Shiite fighters loyal to to Iran multiple reports claim the Islamic Republic is transmitted Vance weaponry including ballistic missiles to the so called popular mobilization forces the paramilitary group has been accused of launching a rocket attack earlier this year on Baghdad's green zone where the US embassy is located I'm Charles beagle is their town all news Jerusalem breaking news and analysis at town hall dot com Romania's interior minister Nikolaj Moga has resigned over the murder of a teenager who would phone the police three times to say she had been kidnapped has been an outcry over the fate of fifteen year old Alexandra matches Sean who have body was found nineteen hours after she made her last emergency call giving clues about the whereabouts police say they had trouble locating her family says she was not taken seriously Nikolaj Moga cold is an earth shattering case saying that anyone guilty of delaying the police response would pay he said he was resigning to say what's left of the ministry's prestige a man in his mid sixties has admitted killing Alexandra and another teenage girl in the southern city of Caracas BBC correspondent Mike Sanders supporters rather outside a court in Hong Kong Wednesday the head of.
"israel defense forces" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"And the boss continue to battle in the Gaza. Strip the latest from the media lines Charles people's are the Israel defense forces resumed strikes in the HAMAs ruled Gaza Strip Tuesday night, it was the second consecutive day of hostilities, raising the specter of a potential major clash yahtzee Kuperwasser, former director general of Israel's ministry of strategic affairs believes that HAMAs actions this weekend will determine the extent to which the military exchanges. Continue major question right now is whether they're going to be ready, not only to keep some sort of food yachting launching rockets to be ready to put an end to the ongoing harassment of these really along the border fence Friday so-called, March of return protests coincide with two key anniversaries that are likely to inflame passions even further. I'm Charles vivas air, townhall news Jerusalem. Breaking news and analysis at townhall dot com. The cyclone has killed at least four to sixty people in Mozambique, and let one point eight billion people in need of urgent help beaks president estimates that around one thousand people may have died in the flood hit nation. -mergency respond to say the toll could be higher as flood waters drain away and reveal more bodies of the actual number of dead may never be known. Meanwhile, medical charity Doctors Without Borders on the ground in the stricken city of Beira reports the people that drinking from contaminated wells, the group says it seen hundreds of cases of acute watery diarrhea in the past few days. I'm charlesetta desma. Indigenous groups across Brazil protested Wednesday against her proposal to transfer indigenous health services from the federal government to municipalities saying it'd be a major setback for their communities hundreds of demonstrators and traditional garb.
"israel defense forces" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"And HAMAs continue to battle in the Gaza. Strip the latest from the media lines Charles people's air, the Israel defense forces resumed strikes in the HAMAs ruled Gaza Strip Tuesday night, it was the second consecutive day of hostilities, raising the specter of a potential major clash yahtzee Kuperwasser, former director general of Israel's ministry of strategic affairs believes that HAMAs actions. This weekend will determine the extent to which the military exchanges continue major question now is whether they're going to be ready, not only to keep some sort of yachting launching rockets to be ready to put an end to the ongoing harassment of these really along the border fence Friday so-called, March of return protests coincide with two key anniversaries that are likely to inflame passions even further. I'm Charles be was air townhall news Jerusalem. News analysis at the media line dot org and townhall dot com. The first cases of cholera have been confirmed by aid medics in Mozambique cyclone-hit city. Turtles Dila desma reports. Say is national director of medical assistance, says five cholera cases have been confirmed in Mahara one of the poorest neighborhoods in hard hit port city of Beira, adding the cholera epidemic situation when you have one case he says, you expect to have a lot more in the community. The city of some five hundred thousand people is still struggling to clean, water and sanitation off the second raw deal on March. Fourteen Colorado is a major concern for cycling survivors now living in crowded, camps, schools, churches and any land exposed by the still draining floodwaters, I'm Charles de LA desma, another check on Wall Street. The.
"israel defense forces" Discussed on SuperTalk WTN 99.7
"Rockets fired on Israel. I'm Mike moss with twelve Republicans. Joining Democrats senators voted to overturn the president's emergency border declaration. President Trump responded on Twitter with one word capitalised veto more from correspondent, Linda Kenyon, Democrat Patrick lay he called the president's declaration of a national emergency a faux emergency. What kind of a national emergency is declared only after you lose a three year funding fight with members your own party. What kind of national emergency is resolved this national emergency by a vaguely defined multi year construction project. It's a true emergency said Republican Tom cotton killings and caravans and cartels the border or fake emergency. I'd really hate to see a genuine emergency. Linda kenyon. Capitol hill. Lindsey Graham is blocking a Senate vote on a resolution to release the Muller report what it's completed or. Arguing for a special counsel to investigate the special counsel as somebody outside of politics, a special counsel to look into how in the world the system got so off track earlier today, the house voted four twenty to nothing to recommend the Justice department released the Muller report to congress, and the public Israel says rockets have been fired into Tel Aviv. The latest from correspondent, Melissa bell. According to Israel defense forces to rockets for sired, some we have yet to find out more about who was responsible. And there is no word of any injuries or damage. The State Department is advising Americans in Venezuela to leave as quickly as possible the recommendation combs as secretary of state, Mike Pompeo says all American diplomats have now left Venezuela on Wall Street, the Dow is up.
"israel defense forces" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily
"You're listening to the monocle daily live from studio. One Madari house in London. There are some countries where it is I catching and unusual. When a former army officers seeks high office, Israel is not one of those countries on the grounds that almost everyone serves in the military. Nevertheless, the news that Benny Ganz has formally thrown his hat into the ring ahead of APRIL's election is causing a stirred despite the fact that little as yet is known of his politics between two thousand eleven and two thousand fifteen games held not only the rank of general, but the position of chief of the general staff of the Israeli defense forces. He will lead his own political party is Rayleigh resilience on join with more on this by Alison Kaplan, summer journalist for Herat's Allyson before we move onto what this means for Israel's election in the possible future of Israel politics. Remind us a little bit of who Benny Ganz is. And and how he has arrived. At his current prominence. Benny Ganz is a former chief of staff in the idea in the Israel defense forces. He retired as chief of staff for years ago. There was a law that was very actively promoted by non general politicians requiring sort of a cooling off period between being chief of staff or how holding any army post and entering politics in order to sort of de politicize the army, they didn't want any generals fighting wars sort of with an eye towards their immediate political career. So he sort of had to wait it out in an was involved. In some nonprofit organizations was involved in some startups, a lot of these generals who know they want to enter politics sort of spend time cultivating their public image in between their their army stint and running for politics. He was always a very good prospect for political office. He kind of comes out of. Central casting Benny Ganz. He's tall blue-eyed. You know, he he looks like a general, and he kind of looks like a prime minister as well. So he's had that going for him. And and he's kind of the current golden boy as the possibility of challenging the current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, can he really horrible kind of us beret Shen at he's I go round with a new party. I mean, I know is Riley politics. Is unusually volatile when measured against other democracies, but even for somebody with already his his name recognition is he a series contender already. Well, it's not unprecedented. Remember Thakur ebeen in his first go as prime minister had no previous political experience. He came straight from being cheif of staff, and as did a who'd Barack although that sort of a two sided coin because on one hand. Yes, they did manage to pole vault, right? From leading the army to becoming prime minister on the. Other hand Rabin's I go at the prime ministership, which was quite short lived wasn't a good experience. And and ended actually in him resigning in disgrace over corruption charges. He later was reelected when he had sort of more experienced than did better and it had barracks. Prime ministership. Also, kind of ended in disaster. So on one hand it's happened before on the other hand, we don't have a great experience with these kinds of leaders. So what do we know as yet of gases actual politics? Well, his slogan is that sort of we're beyond right and left labels. He kind of said there's there's no such thing as writer left or basically discounting the importance of of a right and left. He is he just before his announcement or his first speech which was kind of a joke because he had kept silent for a very long time. You're kind of waiting to unveil his campaign and just before he had that unveiling he merged with a very tiny party that is headed by another chief of staff who's the former defense minister of Israel Moshe. Yeah, alone and Moshi out alone is Likud Nik through and through he served a suspense minister in the Likud. So he's sort of taken as a partner in his party, a very a very right wing party. And he's taking a lot of care to distinguish himself from Netanyahu in this first speech. He gave. As being less corrupt than Thanh, yo..
"israel defense forces" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"Foot. Her Konya is actually an Israel defense forces. It's a firing range they practice military exercises out there a lot of times he would have to hide in the tunnel during the daytime to be out of sight, and then using lights and other things would dig at night. I it's kind of an insane story. His name was Bob Morgan. Eventually though, it's going to be harder for him to get oxygen. You know, it's harder for him to he realizes that. He can't do it alone. And he approaches the Israel. He approached Hebrew University. And and finds an Israeli archaeologist named Orne gut failed and Orrin got filled with young at the time. And just seems like it seems like something worth going to check out. And so he went and saw the tunnels, and he sees that along the, you know, these very unusual tunnels. I mean, what are they leading to? No, one can say, and he sees what Bob Morgenstein he sees what John Allegra started. And and there's little oil niches along the walls. I mean, just everything that would just sort peas and archaeologists to want to know what was at the end of that tunnel. He never said that he was digging. Archaeologists will never say that they're digging for treasure that makes them look like a treasure hunter. Instead of an archaeologist. So you never said the copper school related but orange zone. We'll spend the next eight Dixie then so.
Ukraine's leader announces end of 30-day martial law
"Of the coast of Crimea, which Russia annexed in twenty fourteen in Moscow spokesman for the foreign ministry said Russia's counting on western countries. Restrain Ukraine from undertaking. What she called further provocations against Russian forces in the region. Lucian Kim NPR news Moscow. Israeli medias reporting that Israeli officials have confirmed their warplanes struck weapons depots in Syria used by Hezbollah militants and Iranian forces early Wednesday, Syria said three soldiers were wounded, and that it shot down most of these rarely bombs before they reached their target. Israel defense. Forces tweeted that it had prevented the establishment of Iranian military capabilities in Syria. A New Jersey school district says it's wrestling team will no longer compete in matches officiated by referee.
"israel defense forces" Discussed on Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio
"But with simpler recipes. You'll tell them. How are you? I'm very good. Thank you. Thanks for coming back on the show. Appreciate it. A love your new book. Simple. And we'll get to that. In a moment. We haven't spent much time talking about, you know, we're going to talk about you for a while. So you grew up in Jerusalem, you had Italian grandparents in Florence is there. Right. Yeah. Well, they came from Florence. They emigrated to Israel then Palestine just before the second World War. So did you go to Florence was a kid? Yes. When when I was growing up they still kept a house there. So we would go there occasionally on summer holidays and very fond memories of going to to Florence and spending time both in the city and outside where they where they have the house you served in the Israel defense forces intelligence, so what what was that? Like if you can say. If you can talk. I don't think I can say much. I mean, I we had I I had an office job which was quite good for someone who was just generally terrified. If anything that involves guns and all the rest, so I I I was tucked away in an office which suited me very well. Then you go to get a masters degree on if I'm getting this, right? The Onta logical status of the photographic image in static in analytic philosophy. Is there I read that? Right. You read it, right? I remember I remember very little out of this. I can I can probably tell you one or two things about it. But I did study that, you know, philosophy and comparative literature, and my my dissertation was about imagery and photographs and their relation to the real world. So in which way photograph is a representations of the world or a natural object that actually sounds fairly realm. Levent today. So you end up working for one of the big newspapers. There you move to the UK the late nineties, and you end up the cordon bleu. You know, it's interesting a lot of people from the newspaper business end up in the food business. I is there some reason for that. Or that would just completely random. Well, you know, I don't know if there's a direct connection, but I know that a lot of people that work in. I just I worked at the news desk..
Covering the conflict in Gaza
"Al Middle East correspondent, Eric recently covered a brief bit deadly flare up in the conflict between Israel, and militant groups in Gaza. Seven Palestinians and one Israeli soldier died. When militants uncovered and his rally special forces mission inside Gaza and factions inside the Palestinian territory responded by firing record number of rockets at his rail. These rally air force returned fire. And when a ceasefire was declared twenty four hours later a further. Eight people were did the violence was shocking. That's covering the conflicts also contained many surprises. Eric fouled. This report. I think it was the blood on the floor that surprised me the blood of someone who died that morning and whose apartment I was walking through in the southern Israeli city of Ashqelon. His possessions were mashed beneath my feet on lookers gazed at us through the whole the rocket had blown through his walls a group of journalists. Walk gingerly around the small space where a rocket had landed on a top floor bedroom and saw the remains of someone's existence smashed picture frames on the walls, children's toys magazines, much of it shredded by the force of the explosion emergency workers didn't realize there was a dead man underneath the rubble when they first searched the apartment his body was actually found by curious neighbors who'd come to look at the damage as if to highlight the indiscriminate destruction of unguarded rockets the man killed was a West Bank Palestinian working in Israel, some Palestinian media outlets referred to him as a martyr. But it wasn't the Israelis who killed him to make things worse for his wife and family back in the West Bank. There was extensive reporting of the fact a woman was found wounded in the bed next to him. Unlike the restrictions often placed upon journalists covering deaths and disaster in Austria, the police in Israel, not only offer the far. In media, the chance to see people's damaged homes, but encourage them to go inside they want you to see what a rocket strike does Israeli advocacy organizations offered bus to his for the foreign media from Jerusalem to the towns where the rockets had fallen the journalists from China Europe, Latin America, followed the to God like ducklings pastas through the crowd of onlookers and into the apartment, the director of right-wing group. The Israel project was interviewed on the same buys Riley media about how he's organization was helping foreign journalists see the truth of the conflict. Most of the neighborhood seemed to be coming around to say the damage this part of Ashqelon is poor and many people depend on welfare. Some were milling around drinking yelling at the media for reasons unknown Ethiopian Jews in traditional costume, waving. Tufts of horsehair to keep away flies shared the viewing area with beer drinkers. A man on an electric quad bike drove up his child. Sitting on the back. He seemed to know everybody sitting around and stayed for a while to share jokes one night but wanted to be interviewed. She was angry and upset she told us the rockets had smashed her windows, and no one would pay to fix them. It was going to rain tomorrow. She said and her house was going to flood. What did we think of that? I asked her whether she was bothered by the death of her neighbor. No, she said, but I really need someone to fix my windows by tomorrow, instead, Robert and other town closer to Gaza aghast FAI continued to burn for hours after the rocket fell. It had destroyed a local bakery almost five hundred rockets were launched from Gaza in twenty four hours a record number for a single day and the most serious escalation since the twenty fourteen Gaza war. The vast majority fell in open space, many were intercepted by Israel's missile defense system known as the iron dome over all the damage was limited militants from Gaza. All. Also used an antitank missile to blow up a bus used for transporting soldiers. After the soldiers had disembarked in the language of violence that Gaza factions and the Israeli military used to communicate eat, and where the rockets fell was a warning. We could have done worse, but that also would have provoked a bigger response. The Israeli media were reporting live from the border towns running for rocket shelters when the sirens sounded some network setup portable studios with the lots of Gaza in the background discussing the conflict while it happened by the Israeli military, which was responding with airstrikes inside Gaza provided updates on its targets residents of apartment buildings and work is at a television station, affiliated with the governing faction in Gaza HAMAs will getting colds from Israel, telling them to evacuate the buildings within leveled by missile strikes, when I went into Gaza after the ceasefire it seemed like little had changed, although the. The Israeli military said it bombed one hundred sixty targets most were in urban areas. Only eight major buildings were destroyed. People seemed bemused by the violence. Government. Officials sat on plastic chairs next to the rubble supervising some fairly unenthusiastic salvage work children pick their way through the twisted. Metal at the ruins of the Alexa TV station while workers tried to remove the motor from the remains of the elevator. They told me such things a precious in Gaza where Israeli restrictions can make it difficult to import certain items. The Alexa, TV station was targeted for its links to HAMAs, but the targeting of other buildings seemed less clear, I interviewed the security guard of one wrecked building in a narrow street in Gaza City who showed me where he was now sleeping in an alcove next to the ruins. He said the building was apartments with some shops below a dentist a women's clothing shop. He didn't know why it was blown up. The Israel defense force had said it Todd. Geting office buildings used by HAMAs. Gazans even joked about the bombardment one health worker said he'd lost his home and all his possessions when he's building was bombed, but he said with a smile, it meant I could buy this new suit a university. Professor, I know told me some missiles landed knee. He's house. I must have been close to one of the targets. He said, my family were inside. And the house was shaking and shaking like it was going to collapse. The most obvious target of the bombing was the interior ministry, building, new Gaza seafront formerly allowed government office. Now a pile of rubble no-one walked over that side, which was guarded by armed soldiers. There were no God at to is on this side of the border. But what was striking was how unaffected life in Gaza? Samed by this violence, those displaced with staying with family members that Bain celebrations in the street when Israel's defense minister resigned in protest at the ceasefire. And it was said that while fourteen. Palestinians inside Gaza died and number of buildings were destroyed HAMAs had somehow won the round if that's a victory a defeat must be truly awful. But compared to what Gazans have endured before. And the continuing struggle die face to overcome the terrible living conditions in the territory. This lightest confrontation, hardly registers. And that's the most shocking part of the whole story from Jerusalem. This is Eric chick. The correspondents report.
Powerful Storms Pound Northeast, Leaving at Least 2 Dead
"Response from israel defense forces steve kastenbaum new york it's eleven passed now major storms tore through the northeast last night at least two people were killed more on the system that brought high winds and heavy rains through the region from john lawrence golf ball sized hail pounded socrates new york damaging vehicle windshields and rear view mirrors a severe storm raged through the northeast on tuesday authorities confirm at least two other related deaths one in newburgh new york where an eleven year old girl was killed when a tree fell on the car she was in there was a second incident in danbury connecticut gentleman who was killed in a truck while he was trying to wait out the storm we did have one serious injury where a young man was hit by the dugout which is ripped off of the dugout baseball field a man in suburban pittsburgh barely avoided the same fate is afraid to get out of the truck i didn't know if it was coming through the truck or whatever i couldn't get out my door the heavy rains flooded some areas like frederick maryland where dozens of people were trapped on a commuter train and thousands of passengers were stranded in new york's grand central station when storm related damage affected service i've heard stories reported of tornadoes all the way in our upper part of our system in beacon new york in particular and we're concerned about what damage that is caused system as well the national weather service says the storms will stick around the east coast for the next few days i'm john lawrence reporting coming up on thirteen past blue lives matter when america in the morning returns after these messages who nine that's one eight hundred six seven nine nine six nine w h.
"israel defense forces" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"But when this question the storm may i ask you one last question the idea your own chief of of of of israel defense forces has warned that gazza was a humanitarian crisis that anger and frustration was reaching a boiling point and he warned this possibility of war you're saying hamas responsible but what responsibility does israel bear for the level of anger and frustration that we saw at that end actual question 'cause yes i realized that you manitoba situation wasn't easy and this is what i found out israel alone had the only open crossing into gaza place called kerem shalom we expanded the number of trucks going in greatly open the borders here's what happened hamas burke down the crossings which the food and fuel went into goss now why are they doing that why are they taking humanitary situation which is not easy in creating a crisis because they want to drive your own population to despair when this question us president donald trump said yesterday it was a great day for israel the only was so you agree with the statement that yesterday was a great day for israel in opening the embassy was sure was but not in god if israel stopped because the palestinians other arabs jetted to it and we wouldn't be having this interview it'll i wouldn't be here what i know still thanks very much thank you for your time and i michael oren is deputy minister in the office of israel prime minister benjamin netanyahu we reached him earlier today in tel aviv for more on the story go to our website cbc dot ca slash ah.
"israel defense forces" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Gaza health ministry among those celebrating the embassy in jerusalem gop mega donor shell nelson who just only thirty million dollars to reelect house republicans as well as the president's daughter ivanka trump and her husband presidential soninlaw jared kushner who despite lacking a security clearance or any significant expertise or experience is a sensibly at least leading the united states is effort to reach middle east peace today kushner blamed the palestinians for provoking violence as we have seen from the protests of the last month and even today those provoking violence are part of the problem and not part of the solution white house went even further today absolving israel any blamed the deaths of dozens of palestinians at the hands of israel defense forces we believe that hamas responsible for what's going so there's a responsibility on that on the israeli authorities kill it will when i'm saying is that we believe that hamas as an organization is engaged cynical action this leonides debts president trump who spoke to the embassy gathering via video hasn't exactly been laser focused on the massive geopolitical and securities moral issues at play in his decision to move the embassy at least in public opting instead to focus on building costs they should serve we're building an embassy then jerusalem sir i said how much something of the president's own ask but that's they said i kid you not they said sir one billion dollars i said a billion billion dollars the embassy move comes on the heels of trump's decision to pull out of the iran nuclear deal and head of his stakes summit with north korean leader kim jong hoon yesterday trump's hardline natural security by john bolton said that when it comes to that summit in singapore with north korean leader the president will be trusting his gun i think one advantage of having this meeting between president trump and kim jong un so soon in effect without months and months and months of preparation is the president trump will be able to size kim jong on up and see whether the commitment is real for more now on the huge consequences of president trump's recent foreign policy msnbc contributor republican strategist steve schmidt do you trust steve that the president and his staff have thought through what they're doing as they are now juggling three incredibly difficult issues.
House Oversight Committee reviewing Scott Pruitt condo agreement
"Mudslides are worrying parts of wine country burned october wildfire there's health officials in gaza say seven palestinians were killed during another border protests today and nearly three hundred wounded demonstrators burned tyres to try to block the view of israeli snipers you lieutenant colonel jonathan con rica's is with the israel defense forces not seeing demonstrators meaning about we're seeing an active organized riot spearheaded by a muscle protests trying to sabotage our infrastructure the white house says it's still reviewing ethics questions about epa chief scott pruitt but but press secretary sarah sanders says the president thinks that he's done a good job on the purpose of carrying out the goals of the epa pruitt made his case directly to the president at the white house today meanwhile the reports pruitt's concerns about his own safety diverted millions of dollars in agency funds to a twenty member fulltime security detail this is ap radio news with the weekend upon us are you able to truly leave work behind ap correspondent warren levinson has this to consider does the boss ever send you late night emails than pitch a fit when you don't answer at once under a proposed law taking shape in new york city that would be illegal the bills counsel sponsor raphael espinel says he was inspired by a law that took effect last year in france his would bar private employers from demanding workers return off our communications for non emergencies or face a fine of two hundred fifty dollars the proposal still faces a lot of hurdles in the city that claims never to sleep for instance both doctors and ad agencies have emergencies would the law treat them the same committee hearings are expected in june warren levinson new york the police department and troy michigan has a new recruit a cat it'll be used for therapeutic purposes and we'll make public appearances it was among five from the michigan humane society who got auditions i'm ben thomas ap radio news thank you for listening to the ap radio network for news on the go try the ap mobile app get breaking us international news from the world's most trusted news source plus stories from more than eight hundred local media companies choose to see the content of interest to most whether it's sports scores entertainment highlights global news or the latest from your hometown ap mobile is available in.
"israel defense forces" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily
"Of the other stories we're following today at least fifteen people have been killed undesired any seven hundred and fifty wounded protests along gaza's border with israel the dead and injured palestinians beginning a six week protests called the great march over ton the israel defense forces claimed that troops were firing towards the instigators of riots at several locations along the fence that separates gaza from israel they're on no reports of casualties among idea troops kosovo prime minister revolution denied just sucked the country's interior minister and intelligence chief for failing to inform him of the arrest and deportation of six turkish citizens from kosovo the six wanted by turkey as alleged collaborators gula n the exile cleric who took president richard type devan blames free coup attempt against him among of malfeasance as the six believed to be the first alleged gula returned to turkey by a european country and the vatican has acted with understandable swiftness to walk back reports pope francis had declared that they is no hell the quote which threatened to undermine the catholic church is business mobile was attributed to the punch in an article in republika the vatican said that no quotations in the article should be considered a faithful transcription of the papal remarks it is unclear as we go to with any confessional dispensation will be often those who committed any deadly sins before the correction was issued this is the day.
"israel defense forces" Discussed on The Rusty Humphries Rebellion
"But the revealing fi haislett abdomen cut out weren't withdrew higher for the desires fans on instagram it was the actress wearing it wonderwoman gadot what is her name gal gadot pronounce pronounces sorry she is an israeli in an x israel defence forces combat trainer saab is a lebanese fashion designer the two countries have been at war since the israeli lebanon conflict in nineteen 48 tensions have continued to be strained lebanon has boycotted israel osce's i teed 55 in refused to trade with the middle east nation in 2017 lebanon actually banned the film wonderwoman because of gats role so in other words the reason they don't like hurry is racism they don't like her because she they're racist the muslims in lebanon because they cannot take over israel and i've been on that border by the way you would not believe the mansions that are on the border between israel lebanon and by the way the mansions aren't in israel the mansions are in lebanon huge mansions all with the that that is that the hezbollah flag i think all with the flag the anti a israeli flag you see they're not happy because the israelis they came in they bought the land in the early 1900s or 1800s early 1900s they bought land and it was swamp it was on farmable it was a mess and they actually turned it into something and when they turned into something the people who are living there who called themselves palestinians who actually were the philistines uh from back in biblical times when we're second that's not fair it's our land we talking about we we bought it said the israelis said the jews.