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"To the region including meeting the Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank let's get the latest now from Bloomberg's Paul Wallace who leads our economics and government coverage in the Middle East Paul good morning to you what can you tell us about what we know about the Israeli so they they stepped up their assault overnight and as you said they've now encircled Gaza City which the Israeli military has described as the center of gravity for Hamas's operations they also cut say they've the Gaza Strip into now between the north where they're focusing their military activities and the south where they're hoping and have been calling for a long effort since the start of this conflict for civilians to evacuate to so that's the the picture essentially that they're presenting the north is becoming more and more under the control of Israel Israel defense forces and the south is where they're trying to get even more civilians to to go to okay so then in terms of the humanitarian situation in Gaza what does that mean? Israel is trying to present and has been saying that the south is where civilians can go to it's not saying that the south is safe entirely and it's admitting that it's continuing airstrikes all over the Gaza Strip including in the south but it is trying to say that the south is much much safer than the north and there have been heavy civilian casualties in the south as well as the north so the whole strip is very much a war zone still and very much a danger zone for whoever is there. In terms of the humanitarian situation it seems to to get worse aid is still going in but in far smaller quantities in the United Nations and other says needed and what were and far smaller quantities and what was going on before the complex. We saw also yesterday no foreign passport holders left the Gaza Strip and we and others are looking to whether this means there's been a breakdown in the deal between Hamas, Israel and Egypt to allow foreign passport holders out. We just don't know yet and we don't know if any are going to be allowed today but if there is a breakdown in that deal that suggests tensions are pressing to the point where they can't even agree on as I said allowing either injured Palestinians out and possible holders out. What has been the tone of Anthony Blinken's latest diplomatic stops we talked about him going to Iraq he also met Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank. Yep So this is his second sort of whirlwind tour of the region since the conflict started on October the 7th. He is essentially trying to reassure Arab and Middle Eastern states including Turkey that the US is deeply concerned about the civilian festival in Gaza and I think he's trying to get the message across that at least in private the US is trying to temper Israel's military operations in the Gaza Strip. It doesn't seem to be working and Arab sentiment and sentiment in places like Turkey is is getting more and more angry. They're getting more and more frustrated about the operations. They've been calling for an immediate ceasefire for some time now and Israel certainly doesn't want a ceasefire but even a humanitarian pause seems to be something that it's not prepared to accept at the moment. We are seeing louder calls in the US among politicians. They're chiefly at the moment but more and more calls for some kind of pause or more restraint on behalf of Israel. There was a story in the Washington Post overnight which is getting quite a lot of traction and they're saying according to their sources that the White House is frustrated at how its overtures to Israel to rein in the military operation somewhat and to place even more emphasis on saving civilians are basically going unanswered and being are largely ignored at the moment. Paul, thank you so much for being with us today Bloomberg's Paul Wallace there who runs our economics and government coverage in the Middle East on the latest and Israel's military actions in Gaza. Let's turn our attention though from the East Middle to Germany the far -right alternative for Deutschland party has seen its popularity in the polls rise sharply almost doubling to over 20 % in the last two years. There is also a thread actually from this story to the Middle East we'll get to that in a moment Germany's political mainstream has struggled to find answer an to the AFD and that is the subject of today's Bloomberg big take. Chris Reiter joins us now from Berlin for more on this. Chris good morning the AFD has been on the German political scene for a long time what has driven though a recent surge in the popularity of the party? Yeah well a there's number of crises that Germany has been facing like one after the other it started like with Covid the crisis was fomented a bit of anti -establishment sentiment and then you had last year with the war in that Ukraine sparked and triggered a energy crisis here in Germany which was very dependent on gas Russian which got cut off and so this destabilizing effect has unsettled a lot of German voters and at the same time you've had the political mainstream especially the coalition under Schultz struggling find to answers for those crises so that has fueled a lot of satisfaction a lot of frustration and that's the source of the AFDs rise and it's like also the weakness not just the AFDs rise but the weakness of the mainstream parties and their inability to find an answer to those questions. Has the Israel Hamas war impacted this? Has it had an effect on the political dynamic in Germany? It adds tensions already and it shows for a lot of mainstream voters that Germany is slowly out of control that that Schultz and the government do not have a grasp on the situation. People are already unsettled about migration, the sense of being displaced or being pushed out or being left behind. So that crisis and the images that we've seen here on TV and that AFDs has promoted themselves of waving Palestinian flags on the streets of Berlin and things like that fuels the fire. Just briefly in terms of them holding real power what are the possibilities as look we to elections? Next year will be a very important year. It starts off with a European Parliament vote in June where they can and the AFDs goal is to sort of undermine and weaken the EU. They could get a lot of support so they can have a bigger voice in Brussels. Actual power within Germany then comes in September there's chances with three East German states and in all three of those East German states, one of them being Saxony and Thuringia and Brandenburg which surrounds Berlin. They are the strongest party in each one of those states. So the risk is that if the AFD manages to maintain the trends and becomes the strongest party in the States it's going to be very difficult to form coalitions without them. Now all the other major parties have said okay we won't work with them but that's harder to do when they actually win the elections next year. Okay Chris Reiter thank you very much for joining us from Berlin with details of today's Bloomberg big take. Up next we'll into be digging the results from Berkshire Hathaway with Charlie Wells. Stay with your podcast feed. On the latest edition of the Bloomberg Daybreak US edition podcast we discussed the guilty verdict for Sam Bankman -Fried with Bloomberg Law host June Grosso. The prosecution had not only documents that they could present but they also had three insiders, three witnesses, who were close friends of Sam Bankman -Fried, one a former girlfriend of his, who were in on the process, in on what happened, and they testified and their testimony was very conclusive and the cross examinations really didn't expose many holes in their testimony and you also had the fact that Sam Bankman -Fried took the stand and when defendant a takes the stand the focus for the jury then becomes the credibility of that defendant and while he did pretty well on direct examination, on cross
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"So this administration has, you know, been incoherent in its foreign policy. It has, on one hand, condemned the you know, let's even go back to Ukraine. You know, it's it's enabled Putin to invade Ukraine and then complained about Putin invading Ukraine. It has enabled Iran to fund, train and arm Hamas and Hezbollah and the Houthis. And then it complains about, you know, them using the funds to to threaten our allies. So the whole the whole foreign policy of this administration is inexplicable to the Israelis more and more with every lecture. It's wearing thin. Now, look, for political reasons, the Israeli government and Israelis won't tell you this because the United States is and the United States government is playing a big role and in resupplying Israel for what it needs to do, as we should be doing. And America is still Israel's closest friend. So there's always so much that Israeli officials will say publicly. But hey, I'm not an Israeli official. I'm not part of the Biden administration. So I can tell you that those lectures are ridiculous. They sound ridiculous. They sound offensive to average people. And at a certain point, you're going to see the Israeli officials say, well, thank you for coming. Thank you for your opinion. We appreciate your help. But we're going to do what we have to do to save our country, because for Israel, this is an existential threat. So no lecture about, you know, being more humanitarian than the pope is going to prevent Israel from protecting its citizens. You know, when when we need the aircraft carriers there in America's national interest, but the Israelis need them there to deter Hezbollah for as long as they need to be deterred until they can turn their attention to Hezbollah in Iran. So I understand why they're being diplomatic. But last night, Prime Minister Netanyahu gave a press conference in which he said Israel will make its own decisions about what is in the best interest of Israel. And I fully expect him to follow through and the war cabinet of Gantz and go on to support him based on that exchange. I think Israel is going to be in Gaza for years, but I think this offensive is going to go on for months, maybe six. Because it's going to take a long time to destroy what is, in essence, the underground in London. How long do you think they're going to be there in force? I think they have to be there for a while, Hugh. There's no transitional government that is ready to take place of Hamas. The Palestinian Authority in the West Bank is just as corrupt and just as vicious. You know, they they pay the the, quote unquote, martyrs who have invaded Israel on October 7th. And slaughtered babies, women, children, the elderly. The PA is paying them. So absent the Israeli military threat on the West Bank, the PA would be Hamas. So beyond that, the PA is corrupt and incompetent. The Palestinians know that. The Israelis know that they cannot govern Gaza. They cannot be, as I've heard in the last week or so, the possibility of installing Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority into Gaza. I mean, they they took Gaza over in 2005 and Hamas took it from them in 2007. So unfortunately, they are not a credible replacement for Hamas. There is no clear plan for the day after, which means the Israeli military is going to have to stay there long enough to ensure that Hamas and whatever its remnants evolve into can no longer threaten Israelis living in the south. Because right now, those Israeli towns that were invaded on October 7th have been evacuated. The towns in the north that are, you know, at the Lebanon border have been evacuated because of the threat from Hezbollah. It is inconceivable that Israel is going to live with the reality that they cannot resettle parts of Israel because of this ongoing threat. This monster Iranian. We've got to go to a break. If you can stay one more segment, I would appreciate it. Len Kordakovsky just back from Israel, former deputy assistant secretary of state. Message from Len on X, the site formerly known as Twitter. I'm going to find out about his Arabic language website, which I didn't know about till this morning. And we're talking about American politics in the aftermath of 10-7. I think it's a realigning event. We'll find out if Len agrees. Stay tuned.
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"Interactive brokers' clients earn up to 4 .83 percent on their uninvested, instantly available USD cash balances. Rates subject to change. Visit ibkr .com slash interest rates to learn more. Bloomberg Intelligence on Bloomberg Radio, providing in -depth research and data on 2 ,000 companies and 130 industries. And remember, you can access Bloomberg Intelligence through BI Go on the terminal. I'm Alex Steele. And I'm Paul Sweeney. Stay with us. Today's top stories and global business headlines are coming up right now. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is reaffirming the U .S. commitment to the delivery of life -saving humanitarian assistance in war -torn Gaza. A State Department spokesman said Blinken conveyed that message to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during the Secretary's unannounced visit to the West Bank today. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders emphatically supports Israel's right to defend itself but also says the bombing in Gaza must stop. Speaking on CNN's State of the Union, Sanders said Israel's right to defend itself does not give it the right to kill thousands and thousands of innocent men, women and children. Sanders, who is Jewish, called Hamas an awful terrorist organization and he condemned the group's October 7th attacks on Israelis that led to the Israel -Hamas war. Newly elected House Speaker Mike Johnson is defending a House bill that provides more than $14 billion in aid to Israel by cutting an equal amount of funding to the IRS. That money from this giant fund, over $67 billion that's sitting there to build up the IRS, it's more important to protect Israel right now than it is to hire more IRS agents. Speaking on Fox News Sunday, the Louisiana Republican talked about a new way of doing business in Congress. He said he wants Congress to find ways to pay for spending measures instead of adding to the national debt, the bill that was passed in the House.
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"Expected to rise above freezing and then drop back down so all of this snow could melt and then later freeze. People were braving cold rainy weather camping out in Washington D.C. on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court overnight hoping to get a seat for oral arguments today on the constitutionality of President Biden's student loan forgiveness program. Violence in Israel's West Bank its escalating ABC's Marcus Moore at the foreign desk. In some of the worst such violence the region has seen in decades, scores of Israeli settlers rampage through the West Bank, injuring 360 people, killing one Palestinian man and setting fire to homes cars and businesses to avenge the killing of two Israelis settlers by a Palestinian gunman, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said he held the Israeli government responsible for what he called quote the terrorist acts carried out by settlers under the protection of the occupation forces. A 22 year old American man with duel Israeli citizenship was killed when a suspected Palestinian shooter opened fire in the West Bank. Fox corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch acknowledging in a deposition some of the hosts on his Fox News channel endorsed the false allegations at the 2020 election was somehow stolen from Donald Trump, Murdoch and fox are being sued for defamation. You're listening to ABC News Stay connected, stay informed. Good morning, thanks for joining us on this Tuesday the last day of February. It's the 28th at 5 O two. We have 36° in downtown Seattle. Along with Brian Calvert, I'm manufactured and here's what's happening. Well, will we see snowflakes or not today? Our area is bracing for the possibility of snow. When heavy snowfall makes
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"Are deepening their defense and tech ties amid new pushes for partnerships sit Baxter's got more. It. Yeah, exactly, Paul, a deals will include advanced defense and computing technology. This is the Biden excuse me, the Biden administration is seeking to move New Delhi away from Russia and to hurry up efforts to counter China's advances. The plan will be known as a U.S. India initiative on critical and emerging technologies. U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan says today that Beijing's aggressive military moves and economic practices have had a profound impact on the thinking of Delhi and on other capitals around the world, he says that Russia and China factors are real. U.S. president Joe Biden says the U.S. has no plans to send F-16 warplanes to Ukraine, Bloomberg's Emory hors d'oeuvre says the U.S. is not alone. It's not just the U.S. that is saying no on fighter jets. It's the United Kingdom, and it's Germany, but Ukraine has been pushing for them what the deputy foreign minister taking to Twitter saying without these fighter jets, we can not secure our skies. And Anne Marie says if history is a teacher, this is not the final answer, the no has turned to yes on a number of occasions, witnessed the Abrams tank issue and Eurasia group founder and a president Ian bremmer says attitudes may change as the one year anniversary of the Russian invasion years. He says, yeah, let's talk about those tanks. As the Ukrainians have been effective on the ground and as the Russians have escalated, perhaps less than some have feared, there's just been incrementally greater willingness to support Ukraine. Yeah, bremer says more aid, more success, breeds more aid. U.S. government accountability office says U.S. warships are seeing fewer days at sea this since 2011. It says more are breaking down more frequently than expected and taking a longer to fix says this is of concern as a Pentagon struggles to catch up with China's larger naval fleet of specific concern, of course, is the indo Pacific region. U.S. president Joe Biden is in New York as a rail week tour continues. He formerly announced a $292 million grants to improve long awaited Hudson tunnel project. Problem anywhere along the line means the lays up and down these coasts for folks trying to get to work. Business is trying to ship goods, travel is trying to get to see their families. Biden says that will improve reliability for the 200,000 weekday passengers traveling to and from Manhattan on Amtrak and New Jersey transit. And the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has visited the West Bank for a discussions with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, blinken says a rising tensions in the area have to be cooled off, and then the United States is committed to working toward our enduring goal of ensuring that Palestinians and Israelis enjoy equal measures of freedom, security, opportunity, justice, and dignity. Blinken repeated that the two state arrangement is best for the Middle East going forward. Global news, powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in over 120 countries in San Francisco, I'm Ed Baxter and this is Bloomberg back to New York, Doug. All right, Denny, thank you. Let's get to our guest dong Chen is with his head of Asia macroeconomic research at pictet wealth management. He joins from our studios in Hong Kong. Dong, thanks for being with us. I want to pick up on the manufacturing story in China because the Tai Chi manufacturing PMI showed a little bit of improvement, but on that measure we're still in contraction, which seems to be a little bit in contrast to the official manufacturing PMI that we had yesterday from the government. How do you understand the manufacturing economy right now in China? Well, I think the divergence between these two measures partly reflected the fact that the Tyson manufacturing PMI has a 2D sampling towards the exporters and in the context of waning global demand. We think that Chinese expo sector probably will continue to face some headwinds ahead. We did have a lot of PMIs from around the Asia Pacific today, and most of them were pretty handy beat. How does the manufacturing outlook seem to you right now? Well, we think there are two things at play at this point, right? Globally, as we see that the U.S. economy clearly is slowing down and the European as well, of course, European countries recently show a little bit of more upbeat kind of sentiment. But broadly, global economy economy is slowing down. So that will be a headwind for next supporters. But on the other hand, we think that the overall Asian economies are holding a better. Especially if we look at Chinese reopening, we think that will provide a quite significant tailwind to a lot of Asian economies this year. But if it's a story really of domestic demand and more about services than it is manufacturing, if you look at the non manufacturing PMI a big increase yesterday for China, something north of 54, the highest I think since June, 2022, I guess there are two questions here. The first is whether or not the recovery in China is a consumer led recovery and secondarily because it may be consumer led. It's not going to have much in the way of durability unless the rest of the economy on the manufacturing side were to join in. Well, I definitely agree with you that consumption will be probably the cornerstone of the recovery for this year in China. But at the same time, looking at the domestic activity, right? So last year, the damage to the economy was across the board, not just to services. Looking at all the manufacturing sector, they were not able to ship the product. In many cases, the fixed random kind of lockdowns. And without all those disruptions, actually, we are going to see a kind of broad based recovery, but I agree with you that consumption will be more obvious. And on top of that, just keep in mind that Chinese tourists are the one of the largest contributors to a lot of the neighboring countries incoming tourism, especially looking at territories like Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, those will be the most obvious beneficiaries. How much of a concern, though, is the amount of debt that's piling up in China, particularly for local bodies. Well, we think that actually is one of the key uncertainties for this year. So that's why we're actually in one of our recent notes. We highlighted that despite the pretty bullish sentiment right now, we recognize there will be potential headwinds in one of them actually is the distress at the local level. We think that the Chinese government's fiscal expansion probably will be constrained simply because of that. Local governments are running out of money. And then there's the geopolitical tension between the U.S. and China when you look at issues like semiconductors or solar panels or in the case of Huawei yesterday, which may not be a big event since Huawei has been under severe restrictions for quite some time, but are you concerned about relations between the U.S.
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"Baxter is next with a look at global news headlines Eddie All right, thank you Douglas, India and the U.S. are deepening their defense and tech ties. Amid new pushes for partnerships, the aim to push back on India ties with Russia and India as they continue to grow. U.S. has no plans to send F-16 warplanes to Ukraine. That is subject to change, of course, U.S. is saying that Russia is breaching the terms of the new start nuclear reduction treaty and is refusing to allow inspectors into the territory. U.S. government accountability office says U.S. warships are seeing fewer days at sea since 2011. It says this is of concern as a Pentagon struggles to catch up with China's larger naval fleet. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has visited the West Bank for discussions with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, the message is a rising tensions need to be cooled. China says it is mulling easing COVID border uncontrolled with China. This is an NH key NHK report to date and congressman George Santos is stepping down from activities on two committees to which he was assigned. Global news powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in over 120 countries. In San Francisco, Ahmed Baxter, this is Bloomberg Irish. All right, thank you very much indeed for that. Let's have a look at Boeing now as it hopes to do more business in China. It's all a bit diplomatic tensions between that country and the U.S. now despite controversy surrounding China's grounding of 737 max planes in 2019. Chief executive Dave Calhoun says he's expected to be neck and neck with arch rival Airbus in that market cohorts who spoke exclusively with our own guy Johnson in Everett, Washington
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"On the West Bank and east Jerusalem. But who's the third leader in the region with a good deal at stake? We're going to ask Bobby gosh of Bloomberg opinion. But before that, let's get world of national news from Nancy Lyons in the 1991 newsroom. Thanks, David. Sticking with the Middle East, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is wrapping up a two day visit to Israel and the occupied West Bank and he's urging calm after a recent spate of violence. We believe it's important to take steps to deescalate to stop violence to reduce tensions. Today, blinken met with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas after a meeting yesterday with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. While the U.S. and South Korea plan to step up the scale of military exercises that have angered North Korea's Kim Jong-un. The drills had been scaled down or halted under former president Trump in the past North Korea responded to those drills with threats and weapons tests. The White House is setting a timetable for ending the COVID emergency. May 11th is when both the national and public health emergencies end. That's also when title 42 authority to expel migrants due to the pandemic will run out. Bloomberg's Joe Matthew has more on that from Washington. We will have a whole new debate likely about national security at our southern border, but talk about grabbing two third rails at once. COVID and title 42 immigration. That's what this White House is doing. And we'll see this on May 11th. You can be assured that the president will talk about it in a State of the Union address. Bloomberg's Joe Matthew. The queen of the skies is saying a final farewell is the last Boeing 7 47 will fly away from the Seattle area factory tomorrow, 54 years after the first jumbo jet, rolled off the assembly line in all Boeing built close to 1607 47s with Atlas air taking possession of the last one built. The four engine jet has been replaced in passenger service with two engine planes like the 7 77 and 7 87 Boeing CEO David Calhoun will be a guest on Bloomberg businessweek in about 30 minutes. Global news powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in over 120 countries. I learned patience for my adoptive dad. All he had to say was. Hey, you got
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"World and national news Nathan Hank. All right, Paul, thank you Secretary of State Antony Blinken is appealing for calm between Israelis and Palestinians after a surge in violence in recent days in the West Bank, blinken has arrived in Tel Aviv for a previously scheduled meeting with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The rising tide of violence that has taken so many lives. Too many Israelis, too many Palestinians. I'll make that clear throughout my time in Israel and the West Bank with everyone that I meet. Secretary blinken also plans to meet with Palestinian authority president Mahmoud Abbas, the tensions began last week with an Israeli raid in the city of jeanine in the West Bank that killed ten people, mostly Palestinian militants, and a Palestinian shooting attack in east Jerusalem last Friday killed 7 Israelis. A suicide bombing inside a mosque in northwestern Pakistan is now left at least 44 dead and more than a 150 wounded, this mosque is located inside a police headquarters in the city of Peshawar. It's unclear how the attacker got inside the secure compound. Wednesday is going to be a day to watch in Washington. There's a fed decision, of course, but it is also the day. The President Biden and House speaker Kevin McCarthy have set to begin talking about the debt ceiling. Bloomberg's Anne Marie horde reports the speaker is talking about reining in government spending. One thing McCarthy did say over the weekend is that social security and Medicare should be off the table doesn't mean he has the potentially the votes for that. But he said all discretional spending, including defense spending on the table. Bloomberg exam Marie horde in Washington and later today, President Biden is going to be in Baltimore to kick off the replacement of a 150 year old Amtrak rail tunnel, some of the funds for that project are coming from the bipartisan infrastructure act that the president signed last year and he will continue promoting projects from that law in New York tomorrow talking about the new Hudson rail tunnel from New Jersey to Manhattan. Global news on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than a 120 countries. This is Bloomberg. Hi, I'm Danica. Progressive presents adjusting to the suburbs. You used to associate crickets with silence. But since you bought a house in the suburbs, you know, crickets hate silence. If any other creature realized rubbing its legs together made a piercing high pitched noise, they might think, maybe I won't do that. Constantly, all night long. Luckily, you can save with progressive by bundling your home and auto. Now that's something to
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"D.C., Nathan Hager, as your world national news, Nathan. Well, mad President Biden's wrapping up his trip to Israel with a show of support to the Palestinians and the two state solution with Israel. Two states for two people. Both of whom have deep and ancient roots of this land. Living side by side. In peace and security, speaking side by side with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, President Biden said, though, the time is not ripe to restart two way talks. Right now the president said it to Saudi Arabia, where he'll make history the moment he touches down. Bloomberg's use of Kamala eldin reports, Biden will be the first president to visit the kingdom in the month of July. It is sticky and this is not the right time of year to be going to the kingdom and it shows you how important this trip is for the U.S. side to at least reset the conversation in some form or another. In Jeddah, where Bloomberg news has learned there will be no public announcements on increased oil supply from the president's trip. He's hopes for a slimmed down economic package back at Washington have been dealt a significant blow by senator Joe Manchin saying he won't support any tax increases or new climate spending. Bloomberg government Emily Wilkins reports. He wants to build to really be focused on reducing the deficit and potentially a number of healthcare measures as well. Things like bringing down drug prices, which have already been agreed to. Because Emily Wilkins in Washington, Democrat Jamie Raskin says the January 6th committee will try to retrieve deleted text messages from the day before and of the capital attack. The committee learned that several Secret Service texts were erased from those days and inspector general says they were lost only after his office asked for them. Secret Service says any insinuation of malicious intent is false. Global news 24 hours a day on air
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"For Saudi Arabia for the much anticipated second leg of his Middle East tour, President Biden visited the West Bank in east Jerusalem today in a joint statement with the Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem. President Biden expressed continued support for the two state solution. Even if the ground is not right at this moment, to restart negotiations, the United States and my administration will not give up on trying to bring the Palestinians Israelis and both sides closer together. President Biden also says the death of Palestinian American journalist Shireen Abu akle was an enormous loss to the essential work of sharing the Palestinian story with the world. U.S. officials have determined she was likely shot by Israeli forces while reporting in the West Bank in May. Senator Joe Manchin has told Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer that he will oppose an economic measure if it includes climate or energy provisions or boost taxes on the rich or corporations. That's according to a Democrat briefed on the conversations. It is said Manchin will only support a package limited to curbing pharmaceutical prices and extending federal subsidies for buying healthcare coverage. Texas governor Greg Abbott is reaching for the surveillance video from inside the rob elementary school in uvalde. It shows law enforcement waiting outside of the classroom for over an hour before confronting the gunman. Abbott reaching for words, he says he was given the wrong information about the police response and he is angry after seeing the footage. Whenever there is a shooting, what was happening in this school, you run towards that danger and encounter that danger. And you have to eliminate
US to Reopen Jerusalem Consulate, Upgrading Palestinian Ties
"As it looks to shore up the Mideast ceasefire the U. S. is vowing to help Palestinians rebuild Gaza after it was heavily damaged by Israeli strikes first in Jerusalem and then in the west bank secretary of state Anthony Blinken pledged the U. S. will help support Palestinians not only through aid to bug bite restoring ties the United States will be moving forward with the process to reopen our consulate in Jerusalem the office had been in charge of diplomatic relations with Palestinians but Donald Trump infuriated them by downgrading its operations Blinken told Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu that they both must use the ceasefire to address underlying challenges to peace Sager mag ani Washington
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"Minutes. Floyd's slaying triggered a Social Justice movement. President Biden will receive members of Floyd's family today at the White House. Meanwhile, social media posts continue to call for police accountability in the wake of Floyd's death. Jordan. Geiger is one of the leaders of a bl in chapter in Indiana and says organizer's On the ground are the first witness tactics designed to undermine the movement's efforts. We are the first to see that on the ground as we, you know, see folks circulating propaganda flyers calling for events and protests that are in no way connected to be a limb organizations. Meantime, black lives matter urges supporters to be on the lookout for fake BLM account. And suspicious tweets and to report those details on the organization's website. Cheryl Corley. NPR NEWS Chicago Secretary of state, Antony Blinken has completed a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Blinken is in the Middle East, working to keep the cease fire between Israel and Palestinian Hamas fighters on track. NPR's Jackie Northam. Reports from Jerusalem Blanket is expected to focus on two immediate issues during the visit. Making sure the ceasefire stays in place and getting desperately needed humanitarian aid into Gaza along with reconstruction efforts. State Department officials indicate that longer term issues such as peace talks will take a back seat during this visit. Blinken is also expected today to travel to the occupied West Bank to meet with Mahmoud Abbas, the head of the Palestinian Authority. Which is a key rival of Hamas. Other stops include Jordan and Egypt, which mediated the ceasefire. Jackie Northam. NPR NEWS Jerusalem In Arizona, A controversial review of some of last year's presidential ballots is underway again. It was ordered by Republicans in the Arizona State Senate. Remember Station Cage's Ben Giles reports. The hand recount of votes for president and the U. S. Senate may take a week to finish the audit conducted by Cyber Ninjas, a private cyber security company whose owner has spread conspiracies of election fraud. Faces intensifying criticism. Much of that is coming from Republican elected leaders in Maricopa County who are defending the integrity of the recent election. GOP County officials have described the firm's hired by the Senate as grifters, and they're considering suing those firms and the Senate over false claims. The county deleted data from voting equipment swept up in the audit. For NPR news..
Biden Applauds Gaza Ceasefire Agreement Between Israel and Hamas
"Jack's fear. President Biden is praising the ceasefire reach between Israel and Hamas, NPR's Windsor Johnston reports. The agreement comes after nearly two weeks of fierce exchanges of rocket fire and airstrikes that killed more than 200 people. President Biden is crediting the Egyptian government which helped mediate the ceasefire. I extend my sincere gratitude to President Sisi The senior Egyptian officials who played such a critical role in this diplomacy. Also priest appreciate the contributions of other parties in the region who have been engaged in working toward the end of hostilities. President Biden on Wednesday stepped up the pressure on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to put an end to the violence. Biting also spoke with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Both sides have warned that they could resume attacks if the
"mahmoud abbas" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"You've got the majority of palestinian support the end of the israeli nation you've got hamas hezbollah and iran. What the end of israel they declare a palestinian state from river to see me the end of israel israel left the gaza strip come left handed it over to the palestinians and they probably put a moss in charge of it so by fear. There's no easy gets tomasz there. Willingly part of hamas is a designated terrorist organization. That wants the elimination of israel and users the gaza strip from which to launch attacks on a daily basis. The rocket attacks. Your see now are not new. They happen every single. Damn day it's the volume of the attacks. That's different and why because the palestinians were going to have elections and fatah. The party of yasser arafat is in charge now with a guy mahmoud abbas and he realized he was about to lose to hamas the terrorist organization in the west bank so he cancelled the elections. So hamas is now lashing out and so now the left is peddling the talking point that israel is an apartheid state. No you know what if you're an israeli citizen whether you're an arab urge you get to vote and participate in the election if you're a palestinian and you're not an israeli citizen you can in the palestinian territory you can go into israel. Get get a job. But you've got designated territory. Live in and they want it to be a nation except the problem. Is those in charge. Don't just what though that land territories a nation they want an into israel itself. The palestinians have no state to protect their right to exist. What guess what. Israel was not firing missiles into palestinian territory until hamas that the gaza strip citizens put in charge decided to try to eliminate israel the palestinians out a perfect right to exist. They've chosen to use that right to try to destroy israel an apartheid state. If you believe it's an apartheid state it is a laughable statement..
"mahmoud abbas" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Israel bombarded more targets overnight, hours after President Biden told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he supported a cease fire. Administration officials are speaking to Mahmoud Abbas, the leader of the political group that governs Palestinians over in the West Bank. But Biden, like presidents before him, said he backs Israel's right to defend itself. NPR diplomatic correspondent Michele Kelemen has been traveling with Secretary of State Antony Blinken on a pre planned trip to Arctic countries She's in Iceland. Michelle to Biden's comments that he supports a ceasefire. Other international leaders are demanding an immediate ceasefire. Why isn't Biden using stronger language? Well, I mean, I think the sad reality is that as we've seen in repeated cycles of violence between Israel and Hamas, they have to want a cease fire for diplomacy to work. Israel has military objectives to degrade Hamas. And you remember, Hamas has been firing rockets indiscriminately into Israel on What is he? You know, with such a crisis in the Middle East? Why is he staying on this Arctic Council trip? It's to European countries. Why is he not pivoting? I think they're a couple of factors at play. He has a high stakes meeting tomorrow with Russia's foreign minister. Russia's about to take over the Arctic Council chairmanship from Iceland. Arctic, one of the rare places that the U. S. And Russia can work together. So there is a lot of diplomacy, climate diplomacy, US Russia relations that are going on here. It's just that most of his calls have been with leaders in the Middle East well on. He also says that the bite administration has been working behind the scenes. Here's what Secretary blink until reporters today we are engaged in quiet but very intensive diplomacy. In a nephew, too. De escalate on. The trouble the U. S has is that it doesn't talk to Hamas. So the conversations air really with Egypt with Tunisia with countries that have some ability to speak to Hamas and put this in context, the bite administration has been in office four months in a pandemic. They haven't yet appointed ambassador to Israel sent a special envoy just last week. But mediating between Israelis and Palestinians hasn't been in front and center. So what's been the recent history? So the Trump administration's focus was on getting the Israelis and other Arab countries too. Recognize each other, and it was kind of putting the Palestinians off to the side. They didn't talk to the Palestinians. And so there was a lot of built up anger from the Palestinians about the Americans. The Biden administration changed the policy on the margins. I mean, they were restoring a to the Palestinians, but they're starting over. And in the meanwhile this conflict has exploded. And it's not only remember this conflict between Hamas and Israel. There's also this communal intercommunal violence within Israel. That's very troubling both to Americans, but also to Israelis. Yeah, Israelis and Arabs of fighting each other on the ground. Meanwhile, many progressives in the Democratic Party or condemning Israel, pointing out how much they've outdone Hamas how many more hundreds have died from Israeli strikes. They're objecting to the approved new U. S. Arms sale to Israel. Could this pressure change buttons attitude towards Netanyahu? I think it could. I mean, you know, us military support for Israel has always had bipartisan support. But I think you are seeing a frame within the Democratic Party on this issue, and that could draw biting into a different position. Although he has a very strong longstanding view on Israel, NPR diplomatic correspondent Michele Kelemen Thank you. Thank you. And you're listening to hear now. The Cuban on conspiracy theory is bizarre, confusing and dark, but it's not original. What was your first reaction to hearing about? Q. And on here we go again. Really? Yeah. Right out of the gate, huh? Right out of the gate. I'm Ari Shapiro. We revisit the satanic panic of the 19 eighties to see what it can tell us about Cuban on today. This afternoon on all things considered from NPR news, back to the eighties.
"mahmoud abbas" Discussed on AP News
"Do everything in order to embed their own military infrastructure within the civilian infrastructure. Everything is mixed. There is no one clear military targets. President Biden has expressed strong support for Israel strikes in Gaza. But in a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the White House says he raised concerns about civilian casualties. Protection of journalists, intercommunal violence within Israel and escalating tensions in the West Bank. Biden also spoke with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, calling for Hamas, the Palestinian Authority's rival to stop firing rockets into Israel. The official Palestinian News Agency says of US told Biden. Security and stability will be achieved when the Israeli occupation ends and another news colonial pipeline says it's resumed normal operations following a ransomware attack that prompted it to shut down a major pipeline that supplies fuel too much of the eastern U. S. Colonial says it could take several days for the supply chain to catch up. I'm Ben Thomas. AP News President Biden has been on the phone with Israel's prime minister and the Palestinian president as Israel carried out more strikes in Gaza Saturday, and Hamas fired more rockets into Israel. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas urged Biden to intervene in the conflict to end Israel's attacks. The official Palestinian News agency says of US also told Biden security and stability will be achieved when the Israeli occupation ends. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office says Netanyahu updated Biden on actions Israel has taken and intends to take. We'll also thanking Biden for the unreserved support of the United States for Israel's right to defend itself. The White House says Biden did express strong support for the Israeli strikes, but raised concerns about civilian casualties. Production of journalists, intercommunal violence within Israel and escalating tensions in the West Bank. And Thomas Washington. I'm Julie Walker, the driver.
"mahmoud abbas" Discussed on WTOP
"Frederick and 71 in northwest D. C. Brought to you by long Fence 20% off savings on fences, decks and papers. Go to long fence dot com. Scheduled Your free estimate. Today it is 6 10 is Rails intensified its assault on Gaza as Palestinian militants continue firing rockets into Israel on the fifth day of hostilities. Israel's military says Erin Ground forces were involved in the attacks today but have not entered Gaza. Now. Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces have also spread across much of the occupied West Bank. At least 122 people have been killed in Gaza. Eight have died in the Israel since this fighting began Monday and joining US live on Skype. Jon Alterman, director of the Middle East program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. John. It's always good to talk to you. Thanks so much for joining us. It's good to talk to you. Thank you. It's always deadly and terrible when these bitter enemies clash, But it seems like the circumstances are different This time given what you've seen here in the past several days. What lead is there? Anything that leads you to believe that maybe we're headed for a long war here? I'm not sure we're headed for a long word. Maybe, um, Orbiter, Or as you say, this happens, not irregularly. It happens every several years. Some Israelis, you can call it mowing the grass. But this one happens when you have three simultaneous political crises going on. You have a battle for the leadership of Hamas and Gaza between somebody to Mohammed days. He's trying to displace. Yeah. Yes, Anwar. You have Mahmoud Abbas, who is really at the end of his rope. He's 85, the leader of the Palestinian Authority. He canceled elections, in part because His group was his party's gonna lose. And then you have Israel. This unprecedented for elections, Netanyahu was unable to put together a coalition. Now the anti Netanyahu coalition has fallen apart in the face of this violence and You have this almost unprecedented violence between Arab Israelis and Jewish Israelis inside of Israel that really threatens to tear the country apart. 20% of Israelis are Arabs, not Jews. This latest conflict was, in part kicked off by a court decision that's coming down about our families and in East Jerusalem and and a push by Jewish Israelis to kind of move in. There is the frustration among Palestinians at at a new high. I don't think it's in a new high. Frankly, I remember you know to intifadas in the 19 eighties and late 19 nineties where I think Palestinian frustration was higher. I think there is a renewed sense of hopelessness. A lot of things that the Trump administration did. I think in an effort to change the field and to tell the Palestinians these dreams are over, let's move on some Palestinians look and say, how can you even talk about two state solution? Frankly, Ah, lot of Israelis look and say how you talk about two state solution. Israeli sense among many people was And this will be fine. The Palestinian sense is if you're not going to talk about a two state solution, you're not gonna live easily. Quietly. Peacefully where we go from here. Can you resurrected two state solution? Is there kind of one state something I don't know. I think that is what the thoughtful discussion has to be. We're gonna have to get over the current Conflict. The current conflict, I think is going to be something last weeks and not months or years, But then there's a question of how do you pick up the pieces? And certainly one of the big problems now is what do you do with all of these very alienated Israeli Arabs. Who thinks the game has changed on them, John, We're gonna have to leave it there, but I'm sure we're going to talk again very soon. Thank you so much. Thank you very much. John Alterman, director of the Middle East program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, 6 14, tackling climate change and providing energy isn't an either or we have to do. Both America's natural gas and oil companies have helped the U. S become the world leader in reducing emissions all well, keeping the lights on across the country. We've already made progress.
Conflict Between Israel and Palestinians Continues to Escalate
"Israeli government's the current fighting with the Palestinians. Spilled over into clashes inside Israel. Separate mobs of Arab Israelis and Jews have gone on the rampage, attacking people from rival communities. This footage showed men carrying Israeli flags, pulling a man out of his car and beating him unconscious. Talked to said the man was seriously injured but is now stable. The Israeli president warned the nation was descending into a senseless civil war, while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he wouldn't tolerate any lynchings from either Jews or Arab Israelis. However, at the same time he promised to step up attacks on militants in Gaza will deliver them blows. They haven't dreamt off, he said, after airstrikes destroyed a third tower block in the Palestinian territory. Palestinian president for his part, Mahmoud Abbas was defiant. Would you can you, Mattie? Is that America wants a ride. Direct my speech specifically to America and Israel. We are fed up. Go away from us. Leave us. We will stay like a thorn in your eyes. We will never leave our country and your occupation today we will not repeat what happened in 1948. Nor what happened in 1967. For some 350 airstrikes by Israel. The Palestinians say at least 67 people have been killed in Gaza, 16 of them Children. The Israeli army said Palestinian militants in the territory had fired around 1.5 1000 rockets since Monday, killing seven people, including a six year old boy in Israel. Our correspondent Tom
"mahmoud abbas" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Otherwise, there will be no solution not because the Palestinians rejected that. Everyone knows that the Palestinians went to a peace process. They have signed a peace agreement with the Israelis on what is going now nothing that Israelis are taking over everything. Isn't there. Also another agenda here on the part of Hamas that One of the things that you are hoping to achieve is that you will eclipse whatever popularity the Palestinian Authority has under Mahmoud Abbas, and that this is Hamas, seizing some political advantage by Casting yourself as the sole defender off the Palestinian people. If I want the popularity, I will not do that on the behalf of the Palestinian souls and blood. We are both Hamas and Fatah handle the Palestinian organizations. We are in the position off defending our own people. We have our own political differences, but we are now united against the Israeli attack and Jerusalem. We are united in our political position towards having a Palestinian independent sovereign state. We are united. When we talk about the legitimate rights off the Palestinians. We are united against our enemies. Are you prepared Given that the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that The Hamas attacks had crossed a red line. Are you prepared for what could be all out war with Gaza? When everyone have to know that the people who were being held in Gaza? They are our own people. They are, in fact, our own families. Our mothers, sisters, brothers Children. So no one has to ask us about our position towards what is happening to our own people. We are doing our best to defend them. The enemy was killing them is real. The one was ordering the Israeli army to kill them. It's been Jim anything, you know No one else. Osama Hamdan, head of Hamas is international relations and a member of the organization's Politburo, speaking to us from Beirut. He will speak to an Israeli official in just a moment. You're listening to the BBC World Service. This is news hour..
"mahmoud abbas" Discussed on 790 KABC
"Beautiful sounds of contact. TV is like, what is he governing party in the Palestinian Authority? Oh, self sacrificing fighter ignited ignited everywhere. They're openly calling for violence. Make sure the cannon is a fire burning by night. Make sure the Israelis data's not calm. It's beautiful music, right? Really good stuff there. Meanwhile, a boss's spiritually advisor, his religious affairs adviser, he explicitly says you will go to paradise if you shoot an oppressor. There's Makhmudov Habash. Okay? And somebody asked. What is your opinion? If I kill an Israeli Here is math Buddha. Habashy is the religious advisor to Mahmoud Abbas, the the head of the Palestinian Authority the dictator because he hasn't had an election and nearly two decades But later in Contento. He says, Mohammad, He'll go to hell. Because he is impressive because you'll go to paradise because you are oppressed because you're defending yourself. These are open calls to violence. Guys. You think this writing is spontaneous? It is not. It is not spontaneous. This is all planned. Hey it then there's the Why. So that these riots in Jerusalem on the temple Mount conflict on the Temple Mount right is how you normally see it in The New York Times the way that the New York Times picture this conflict on the temple Mount breaks out. Violence breaks out on temple. Here's the headline. Hundreds hurt in clashes at Aqsa Mosque as tension rises in Jerusalem Really hundreds hurt in clashes where they they're just clashes that happened. Well, what if I told you that come off? And to top terrorists had used all Aqsa as a staging ground in order to ignite violence because they know the media will cover it this way. It's been a feature of the Israeli Palestinian conflict for literally decades of this point. I have proof that this is exactly what happened. I'll show it to you in just one second first. Let's talk about the fact that if you're responsible person.
Palestinian militant will challenge Abbas’s party in election
"Their first parliamentary elections in fifteen years. Npr's daniel estrin reports from jerusalem. The longtime palestinian authority president faces a serious challenger. Candidates submitted their lists for elections next month. And there's a major shakeup marwan barghouti a popular figure serving a life. Sentence in israel is backing an independent list for parliament. Another candidate muhammadu to. Helen is backing another list. That means votes. That would have gone to palestinian president. Mahmoud abbas fatah party could be spread among multiple rival lists that could weaken the secular party and give its islamist rival hamas the upper hand in elections analysts say that might give president abbass reason to cancel the elections of haute which was aimed at unifying the palestinian territories after fifteen years of divided. Rule daniel
Palestinian Militant Will Challenge Abbas’s Party in Election
"Figure has the inside track and replacing my clue boss as the Palestinian president. The ladies for the media lines. Police free to attention in the Middle East is turning to Palestinian elections and fat sack leader Marwan Barghouti is emerging as a leading candidate to replace Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The problem for Barghouti is that he's in an Israeli prison, serving five consecutive life sentences for murder. The popular Barghouti always places among top finishes in polls. While the octogenarian Abbas, who is presently in the 15th year of a four year term, appears to have lost the Confidence of the younger generation. As to Israel, releasing Barghouti experts don't dismiss the idea. A deal might be just what is needed in order to prevent a victory by the Iranian backed Hamas terrorist organization. I'm
"mahmoud abbas" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"I'm Mary Louise Kelly and I'm Ari Shapiro U. S policy toward Israel and the Palestinians changed dramatically under the Trump administration in favor of Israel and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was a vocal ally of Donald Trump. We're joined now by NPR's Daniel Estrin in Jerusalem to talk about how the inauguration of President Joe Biden is being received their high. Daniel Hey, Ari. So some optimism was expressed today from the Palestinian leadership. Tell us about what they said. Yeah. Palestinians are eager to turn a new page here because Trump has snubbed the Palestinian leadership. Repeatedly, the administration closed down the Palestinian envoy's office in Washington. Um, the Trump administration moved the U. S embassy here to Jerusalem, where I am and sided with Israel's claims to the city. Palestinians also have claims in Jerusalem. So then the Palestinians cut ties with Trump. And then Trump stopped giving humanitarian aid to Palestinians, so there was just a lot of bad blood between them, and Biden has pledged to reverse a lot of what Trump did. He says he will restore humanitarian aid to Palestinians. He will oppose Israeli settlement activity in the occupied West Bank. Trump actually supported Israeli Claims to territory there. So now there are some Palestinians who are disappointed that the Biden team says they will not be moving the embassy out of Jerusalem, but the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, Congratulated biting today and he's expecting violent to be more favorable to the Palestinians and what have Israeli leaders been saying today. Well, Netanyahu congratulated Biden. But in general, Israeli officials are doing this kind of two step. They are on the one hand thanking Trump, calling him the best friend that Israel has ever had in the White House. And then they're just cautiously walking this balance beam. They're trying to position themselves to be on Biden's good side and praising Biden as a longtime friend of Israel. In the same breath, though they are voicing concern very clear concern about what Biden's policies will be on Iran. So let's talk about that. I mean, the Trump administration pulled the US out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. What's Israel looking for? From the Biden administration on this? Israelis really just want to be at the table. They want to be at the table with the US from the get go because Biden has indicated he wants to enter some kind of deal again with Iran to curb its nuclear enrichment. In exchange for lifting sanctions. Israel opposes making a deal with Iran and says that would just strengthen a regime that seeks to dominate the region and arm Israel's enemies. So already the Israelis air publicly at odds with President Biden, you know on day one on Is trying to reassure Israeli will be consulted on Iran policy. So what are the early signs that people in the region are looking for? To show how relations between the new administration And Israel. The Palestinians might go a direction of my take. Well, they're too big events that we should look at. First of all, the Palestinians promise that they're going to hold elections for the first time in 16 years, and they want to clean up their divided leadership. Their political mess that rehabilitate themselves have a fresh start with Biden and office. And then, um, Israeli elections are coming up in March. Prime Minister Netanyahu is running again. He doesn't have trump in the White House to help him. In general, Israelis and Palestinians were just on the lookout. Now to see what Trump era policies. Biden will change. That's NPR's Daniel Estrin in Jerusalem. Thank you. Thank you. Well, just before noon Eastern time. On this inauguration day, the country's first woman of color to be elected vice president took her oath of office. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, your administered that oath as Kamila Harris held her right hand in the air. And her left onto Bibles. One from her family. One owned by the late Justice Thurgood Marshall. Come,.
Biden Expected To Work To Repair U.S. Relations With Palestinian Leadership
"U. S policy toward Israel and the Palestinians changed dramatically under the Trump administration in favor of Israel and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was a vocal ally of Donald Trump. We're joined now by NPR's Daniel Estrin in Jerusalem to talk about how the inauguration of President Joe Biden is being received their high. Daniel Hey, Ari. So some optimism was expressed today from the Palestinian leadership. Tell us about what they said. Yeah. Palestinians are eager to turn a new page here because Trump has snubbed the Palestinian leadership. Repeatedly, the administration closed down the Palestinian envoy's office in Washington. Um, the Trump administration moved the U. S embassy here to Jerusalem, where I am and sided with Israel's claims to the city. Palestinians also have claims in Jerusalem. So then the Palestinians cut ties with Trump. And then Trump stopped giving humanitarian aid to Palestinians, so there was just a lot of bad blood between them, and Biden has pledged to reverse a lot of what Trump did. He says he will restore humanitarian aid to Palestinians. He will oppose Israeli settlement activity in the occupied West Bank. Trump actually supported Israeli Claims to territory there. So now there are some Palestinians who are disappointed that the Biden team says they will not be moving the embassy out of Jerusalem, but the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, Congratulated biting today and he's expecting violent to be more favorable to the Palestinians
"mahmoud abbas" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"I'm Mary Louise Kelly and I'm Ari Shapiro U. S policy toward Israel and the Palestinians changed dramatically under the Trump administration in favor of Israel and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was a vocal ally of Donald Trump. We're joined now by NPR's Daniel Estrin in Jerusalem to talk about how the inauguration of President Joe Biden is being received their hiding all Hey, Ari, so some optimism was expressed today from the Palestinian leadership. Tell us about what they said. Yeah. Palestinians are eager to turn a new page here because Trump has snubbed the Palestinian leadership. Repeatedly, the administration closed down the Palestinian envoy's office in Washington. Um, the Trump administration moved the U. S embassy here to Jerusalem, where I am and sided with Israel's claims to the city. Palestinians also have claims in Jerusalem. So then the Palestinians cut ties with Trump. And then Trump stopped giving humanitarian aid to Palestinians, so there was just a lot of bad blood between them, and Biden has pledged to reverse a lot of what Trump did. He says he will restore humanitarian aid to Palestinians. He will oppose Israeli settlement activity in the occupied West Bank. Trump actually supported Israeli Claims to territory there. So now there are some Palestinians who are disappointed that the Biden team says they will not be moving the embassy out of Jerusalem, but the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, Congratulated biting today and he's expecting binding to be more favorable to the Palestinians and what have Israeli leaders been saying today. Well, Netanyahu congratulated Biden. But in general, Israeli officials are doing this kind of two step. They are on the one hand thinking Trump, calling him the best friend that Israel has ever had in the White House. And then they're just cautiously walking this balance beam. They're trying to position themselves to be on Biden's good side and praising Biden as a longtime friend of Israel. In the same breath, though they are voicing concern very clear concern about what Biden's policies will be on Iran. So let's talk about that. I mean, the Trump administration pulled the US out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. What's Israel looking for? From the Biden administration on this? Israelis really just want to be at the table. They want to be at the table with the US from the get go because Biden has indicated he wants to enter some kind of deal again with Iran to curb its nuclear enrichment. In exchange for lifting sanctions. Israel opposes making a deal with Iran and says that would just strengthen a regime that seeks to dominate the region and arm Israel's enemies. So already the Israelis air publicly at odds with President Biden, you know on day one on Is trying to reassure Israeli will be consulted on Iran policy. So what are the early signs that people in the region are looking for? To show how relations between the new administration And Israel. The Palestinians might go a direction of my take. Well, they're too big events that we should look at. First of all, the Palestinians promise that they're going to hold elections for the first time in 16 years, and they want to clean up their divided leadership. Their political mess that rehabilitate themselves have a fresh start with Biden and office. And then, um, Israeli elections are coming up in March. Prime Minister Netanyahu is running again. He doesn't have trump in the White House to help him. In general, Israelis and Palestinians were just on the lookout. Now to see what Trump era policies. Biden will change. That's NPR's Daniel Estrin in Jerusalem. Thank you. Thank you. Well, just before noon Eastern time. On this inauguration day, the country's first woman of color to be elected vice president took her oath of office. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor administered that oath as Kamila Harris held her right hand in the air. And her left onto Bibles. One from her family. One owned by the late Justice Thurgood Marshall. Come.
Historic new deal between UAE and Israel
"There's a new agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, making the USA the third Arab nation behind Egypt and Jordan to recognize the Jewish state. It's a major victory for the Trump Administration, which brokered the deal. White House press secretary Kayleigh Mcenany stress the Trump administration's successes in the Middle East compared with the Obama administration's failure. When you work with our allies when you engage in diplomacy, we have a great deal maker as president. You get deals like what we saw today, and it's stark contrast to what we saw from the previous administration a very negative reaction from the Palestinians, however, with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, saying the deal amounts to treason. And should be
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf Talks Basketball, the National Anthem, BLM and more
"Welcome to episode Ninety Four. Congruence, the American Muslim experience we are very excited to have Mahmoud Abbas the roof on the show today and when I say we it's Preveza and and Myself Omar and sorry co host of the show. But we're super excited. We've been waiting for this episode for for a while. Now as you all know. My who roof is a NBA veteran. and he's got a lot to a lot of great things to to talk to us about. His experiences in the NBA his departure from the NBA. His experience as an American Muslim. And everything all the cool things. He's doing right now on the circuit and the big three and and helping out young kids get healthy and fit, and so on, so we're going to learn all about that. We're going to hear a little about his youth. His NBA experience his life after the NBA in the US abroad all these things I want to cover, and I am excited because my mood of the roof was a childhood hero of mine. I grew up in small town. Watching Washington play? And this is really exciting for me personally so welcome to the show brother Mahmoud. We are really excited. An Omer sorta wasted no time bearing the lead as it were It's been a minute since we've actually been on this show. We had a little bit of a hiatus. as I imagine most of. Most content providers out there just trying to sort of make the most of these sort of. Challenging Times of trying to secure people in trying to find the time in the space to record, so we are really excited and and especially grateful that ma'am. Louis was able to take the time out of his demanding busy schedule to be with us on, so thank you again as an I. Echo, everything, immerse, said not growing up in a small town so much, but you were also sort of NBA hero of mine. I came of age in the nineties when I came of age I. Mean Terms of sort of my My my my obsession with the NBA was back in the nineties I lived in Houston Texas. Texas, so you can imagine memo Ta I. Was Huge Rockets Fan huge Chemo Lodge Fan and was fortunate enough to be there when they want those back to back. Championships way back in the nineties, so certainly your era of the NBA, and as closely as we looked at looked up to a Hakeem, being a local on sort of hero of you're sort of the the other Muslim in the League and so is equally exciting, so but like I said we have a lot to sort of unpack as we like to see on the show but where we like to often like to begin is kind of your origin story so. Maybe tell us about you know Chris Jackson and his life, and you know in and you growing up in the south, and in those experiences were like yeah, and I'm really really interested in hearing first time you touch the basketball, and when you really felt at home with the ball in your hand, and all those things I'm going gonNA. I'm going to be jumping in and asking questions because as you can see, I'm pretty exciting go. Numb note will your Ford. Remind me of missing anything Actually I. Can you want to? Start with that verse. First Time. Just the basketball really was. I was nineteen years old Nights to play Vassallo. My brothers Some reason always ended up playing with. Older older guys in now. When I look back I, said you know that's that was a huge plus for me, because those are the guys issue are fast strong when you finally get to your age group. It becomes easy play. John Age because you've been playing with older gasps. But I remember one day I was outside. Central Elementary. In I was playing game twenty one and this lady. Her real name is miss. Cookie or miss asa letter. What we call him is cooking and she was strong African American women like she. She didn't man screaming at you getting on your back in those days, even spanky. At all be playing and she said listen, she said come in Chris come in. Of course you go over there and I went over there, she said listen try out. I didn't even know that right next to me in the gym. It would try elementary. Right. Of Fourth Great in. I said Miss you'RE GONNA have to ask my mother, she said. Don't worry about it just going out. And because she saw something in me when I was playing I win in. Playing Street Ball I didn't know anything about organized while I. Mean I'm taking it driven through people and I'm making my shots. Coach added me listed son. You, gotTa pass the ball. And make a long story short. My first game in elementary school I remember. This guy named Aaron Ross. I'm nervous. Right man would i. do you follow me? By the end of the game. Of the game coach was giving me ISOS telling him get out my way. I ended up with twenty one points, my first game, and just to see the crowd, and the excitement man I was like man I love this atmosphere. is feels especially a little. You a black kid coming out of the ghetto. You know, mother you. Know File Right A. Grown up in poverty surrounded by drug addiction, mother had an eighth grade education. So you're looking at something, and you get this attention from a skill that you have. And now it's dawning on you the May. This could be something. Right. This could be a way out and so that was like really for me the beginning. That moment when they were screaming and yelling. And it wasn't it wasn't. It wasn't like pure. Not like. Your College College Teammate Shaquille. It wasn't like you were this massive. You know massive Guy Hulking Guy. You're probably based. There probably saw your quickness in your your agility new shooting right that that they that they liked yeah. I was I was born with. Vast which muscles being quick and explosive, but until you meant after that moment. I began to wake up. My regimen was four o'clock in the morning. Then I would wake up at five and for years. My Mother did know this was happening. Because I'm not about down a mother her to cut it off. Work to I mean at. And so I would wait until she left I. Heard the call. Crank the not get up. Get myself written. It's still dark outset at the attack. And I decided at that age of of Nanan Jianye said man. This is what I want to become. Be The best. and. I knew that I'd have to come up with a strategy because I'm small to give myself the best opportunity to do that something. What can you do that? Nobody else or not, too. Many people don't dawn at this aid. And I, just decided man. You GotTa Get Earth.
Abbas Declares Palestinians’ West Bank Security Commitments Null and Void
"Israel is under new pressure to abandon plans for annexing parts of the west bank the top U. N. envoy for the Middle East said today that it would deal a devastating blow to any hopes for peace and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas announcer all agreements with Israel and the U. S. are void because of the annexation
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
Jared Kushner: Mideast peace plan not dead yet
"Mideast peace plan for Israel Israelis and Palestinians and proposed annexation plans in the disputed west banker on hold maybe sister Diana Miller is in Jerusalem Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas is threatening to cut off all security ties with Israel in protest of president trump's Mideast peace plan Abbas has never followed through with this oft repeated threat it would leave the Palestinian authority vulnerable to a Hamas takeover but that may change if Israel annexes parts of the disputed west bank Abbas made his threat from Cairo in an emergency session of the Arab league it's twenty two members including Egypt Jordan the UAE and Saudi Arabia officially rejected trump's peace plan saying it fails to meet the rights of
Abbas threatens to cut security ties with Israel, US
"Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas threatening to cut security ties with both Israel and the United States in a speech at an Arab league meeting in which she denounced the recent White House plan for ending the Israeli Palestinian conflict this summit of Arab foreign ministers in Cairo was requested by the Palestinians Abbas responded angrily to the American proposal which would grant the Palestinians limited self rule in parts of the occupied west bank while allowing Israel to annex all of its settlements that which the Palestinians and most of the international community view as illegal as well as keeping most of a Strzelin from but made and one of the fed yet either I would not have it recorded in my history and the history of the country that I sold through Saloum Abbas says he told Israel and the US that there will be no relations with them including the security ties following the deal that Palestinians say heavily favors Israel the Arab league final communique described the deal as the new set back for three decades of peace
Trump reveals long anticipated 'Deal of the Century' between Israelis and Palestinians
"President trump's newly unveiled Middle East peace plan he has hailed it as a win win for both Israelis and Palestinians he announced it in Washington with Israel's prime minister at his side Binyamin Netanyahu called the deal of the century the Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said these people would never accept a state that didn't include Jerusalem needless to say he wasn't that in Washington let's say speak down to our correspondent in the region Tom Bateman at Tom the the pleasure of the Israeli delegation in Washington was remarkable to see did it come as a pleasant surprise but they must have known what was going on no I don't think this would have been a surprise the Mottola made the the plan has been in the offing for at least two years now the Americans wanted to release it well over a year ago it was delayed several times because of Israel's elections those inconclusive elections we now into the run up to a third election in the space of a year so I think it would be pretty clear as time went by to the Israelis what was going to be in this and it became abundantly clear really watching the way in which prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu was responding in the run up the hours running up to the announcement in Washington clearly very pleased about what was going to be in this plan and that was will confound the announcement last night between the two of the Americans say that this paves the way for a Palestinian state in the is a detailed plan however any objective look at it in comparison to previous peace initiatives it initiatives on to the international consensus up until this point shows that it is heavily tilted in favor of the Israelis some critics saying already is less of a peace plan in more of a a plan for annexation of Israeli settlements and the Jordan Valley in the west bank and I think that is what the Palestinians have said a thousand no use to to the plan itself and there is now debate I think among Israelis about how quickly they gonna try and onyx some of those areas of the west bank the work of some Arab representatives and buses of Gulf countries that in Washington as well as being background support we understand from Egypt and Saudi Arabia it now it in the past the Arab countries have been storms in their condemnation of Israel storms in the support of Palestine we sing what is this what does this mean for the future we seeing a shift change in the way that these issues are framed one of the chief architects of the plan was Jared Kushner who is president trump's son in law and a senior adviser now he's a close associates of haven't been tell mom the crown prince of Saudi Arabia and was clearly a lot of discussion diplomacy between the two about what would be in this plan and I think it would be key to them it's not to have a Saudi condemnation of of the proposes an egg they have not have that the Saudis have been fairly muted it seems in that response so far and it said that the you know welcome anything that they they look at the American plan and say that it's a a serious attempts at at a peace proposal so the whole thing there is to have condemned the plan the UAE has welcome days Jordan neighboring Jordan a crucial country strategically in terms of the geography here I have felt not welcome the plan said that they they don't welcome anything that doesn't go along with the nineteen sixty seven borders the previous international consensus but I think in terms of the the Gulf countries clearly a lot of work was done to get them on board and it looks as I find large they've done that does this however shift the way that we talk about the issues because very often they framed by the latest peace talks all the latest proposals is this basically the framework through which we gonna be talking about this in coming years it's really hard to answer that question because I think you have to look at the international consensus up until this point that is now deeply split we we've had some responses from European countries that have EM said that they for example the British won't bite size to negotiate an agreed settlement but you know they welcome Americans have said that peace proposals I think that what will change dot is if there is a unilateral action by these ready so if there is an attempt to annexation of parts of the west bank then I think that was will force the issue because of the in countries are going to have to then say whether or not they agree with that measure of course remember there is the issue of international law which prohibits the transfer of populations to territory taken during times of war territory taken by force so that's going to be a key factor too but on the ground you know I mean all of them with diplomatic proposals you don't see the huge car uprisings with tensions on the ground that are often triggered by physical changes on the ground they tend to be the things here in the region of the really cool is that really because confrontation and turbulence now that of course I think he's still in prospect right from Jerusalem correspondent Tom but
Trump Releases His Long-Awaited Middle East Peace Plan
"My vision presents a win win opportunity for both sides president trump in a White House ceremony surrounded by Israeli and Christian leaders but no Palestinian officials unveiled his vision of Israel annexing it settlements in the occupied territory keeping most of Jerusalem and allowing a Palestinian capital in the outskirts of East Jerusalem a realistic two state solution that resolves the risk for Palestinian statehood to Israel's security while the Israeli prime minister was a static there were protests in the west bank and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said a thousand nose to the proposal calling it nonsense Jackie Quinn Washington
Palestinians angrily reject Trump peace plan
"Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas says a thousand knows to president trump's proposal for peace in the Middle East president trump unveiled his long awaited Middle East peace plan standing with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the White House for the first time in many many decades I can say it will work it's going to work if they do this it will work the plan calls for the creation of a state for Palestinians but they would have to meet requirements Palestinians would get a capital and what the president called eastern Jerusalem but he also insisted Jerusalem will remain Israel's
Trump unveils Middle East peace plan with no Palestinian support
"Just before. His team began their final arguments on Capitol Hill today. President trump unveiled a Middle East peace plan at the White House. It's been in the work since two thousand seventeen and the trump administration nation is touting it as the most detailed peace plan ever. The central focus of the plan is to lay the groundwork for two separate states for Israelis and Palestinians but it's conditioned dishes on the Palestinian Authority renouncing terrorism and acknowledging Jerusalem as the capital of Israel which has been a sticking point in the past trump made the announcement alongside inside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but no Palestinian officials attended the event Palestinian Authority. President Mahmoud Abbas has already rejected. The plan sang. Jerusalem is not for sale. Joining me now is Wall Street. Journal executive Washington editor Jerry Seib Jerry. Let's talk more about what's in this plan. How what is it compared to previous efforts toward two state solution well it it significant in the first instance because it does call for two state solution and there was some doubt about that? Frankly frankly because you're surely Prime Minister Netanyahu who's very close to President trump had essentially backed away from a two-state solution last year and there are some people who wondered whether our president trump would even endorse a Palestinian state. As part of a solution he did. So that's in keeping with American policy but in other ways it's a significant departure from from the way the US has approached this because it basically decides at the outset before negotiations to even begin what the US position is on. Some of the most contentious issues for example is simply says at the outset that Jerusalem which both the Israelis and the Palestinians claim as their own will be undivided capital of Israel and that the Palestinians this will have to set up their capital in east Jerusalem beyond the boundaries of what is the core city of Jerusalem it also says the Israelis will basically incorporate areas on the West Bank where they have built settlements contested land again that normally has been something. American administrations have said should be settled in the course of negotiations this basically declares at the outset. That Israelis will take that land and similarly says the Israelis will have control the Jordan River valley for security reasons that becomes part part of the state of Israel effectively again. An issue that normally is reserved for negotiations is decided at least in the US view at the outset before the negotiations even begin and so in a way all of these things are designed to be in the words of administration officials realistic but at the same time they create pressure on the Palestinians by saying saying essentially. Look your situation on. The ground is getting worse as the Israelis expand their controlling your territories. So you'd better accept these realities and move onto onto a solution before things are even more dire for your hope for a Palestinian state of your own and notably absent from. Today's event at the White House were any Palestinian in representatives. How does this plan go forward? One side isn't at the table yet. Well that's another significant departure you know in the past past administrations have tried this and by the way Donald Donald Trump becomes the tenth president who tried to solve the Israeli Palestinian dispute. So there's a long line of futility here but in the past administrations have approached this point by at least having conversations with the Palestinians to get some idea of what ballpark they might be able to play in. That's not happening in this case because the Palestinians have simply stopped talking to the trump administration. Shen haven't talked to the trump administration for the last two years so this is an attempt to put out a plan and then hope the Palestinians come to it. How realistic is that? Well that depends. I think in enlarge measure on how other parties other Arab states respond. And whether they nudge the Palestinians toward at least having a conversation about this or on whether the Palestinians themselves decide that time really is running out and even though they don't like many things in this idea and they certainly don't like the trump administration. Maybe this is the only game left laughed better play so what does happen next. This is intended to start a discussion period right. Yeah and you know. Interestingly the trump administration is basically constructed structed this in a way in which they can say. We have four years to get this done. There's a long time here because they have convinced. The Israelis apparently to basically friesland not to expand into new Palestinian lands for four years to freeze everything in place for four years in hopes that in that timeframe there will be a start of negotiations and completion of the message of the Palestinians has been. Look you don't like this. You're not at the table now. Just take some time digest. This and things won't get worse on the ground for a while here while you decide what you're going to do but you ought to come to the table and we're going to give you space to work out something here by creating a kind of a four year window window and the hope is the Palestinians will eventually come through that for your window Jerry. A final note on the timing of the unveiling of this planet happened just before president. Trump's uh-huh defense team began their closing arguments in the Senate impeachment trial and ahead of a parliamentary vote on Benjamin Netanyahu's request for immunity from corruption and other charges. What what do you make of the timing well? Skeptics are going to point to the timing in both the US and Israel as the real reason this was put out that president trump is under pressure because of impeachment and Israeli Prime Minister. Netanyahu is under pressure because he's just been indicted and is trying to save his job and so that both of them needed a kind of diversion on the world diplomatic stage and this provides it for them and so of course the administration is denying. That's why this has come out now. They're essentially saying you know we needed to move ahead and the Israeli situation wasn't going to clear up soon so why not now but one of the reasons. I think people are going to be skeptical about. This is precisely the timing and the political circumstances in which this is being introduce both in the US and in Israel Wall Street Journal Executive Washington editor Jerry. seib thank you so
Peru thrown into constitutional crisis amid power struggle
"Welcome to today's edition of the Club List we start in Peru which finds itself in the midst of a huge political crisis with two people Paul claiming to be the country's legitimate ruler after the president dissolved Congress opposition lawmakers rejected Essen sworn the vice president as acting leader critics have called the president Mahmoud Abbas Cata a dictator supporters though say he is acting to root out corruption well Natalia's via Peres professor fesser flats in American history at the University of Kent and she joins me on the line now from Peru's capital Lima Thank you fear time today begin by getting. Can you talk us through the origins of this standoff. What led the president to dissolve Congress. President has been trying to implement meant political change in the country in fight against corruption in July he announced that he wanted to step down a year earlier and call hall for a presidential and election because of the stand off between him and Congress that was the main issue in contention but what days before the crisis broke out Congress decided to appoint new judges to the Constitutional Court it which is the highest court in the land the equivalent of the Supreme Court and this was so that Congress which is controlled by the position of locomotives does would have absolute cover for future proceedings and the possibility of starting an impeachment process against president. Be Scott got it because they have enough votes for it now he had been threatening for some time that he he would dissolve. Congress if if they didn't accept his anti corruption measures do you think his opponents just all the he'd never actually do it. President v Scott I was very patient and with Congress and he had the constitutional possibility to dissolve Congress for two moments they rejected his cabinet in it and this was the second time so he was able to call for motion of a change in the tribunal's election election and if this wasn't carried out immediately by Congress they would beat solved and that is exactly what happened. They never thought that he would go go ahead with it but he basically called their bluff congress than try to swear in the vice president as acting leader though the the president seems to say that will as I have dissolved Congress that act had no legal weight. That's right so the at the very same time as the president was dissolving. Congress Congress was impeaching him extent in express fashion and swearing in the vice president resident as his replacement. This kind of has the support of the police and the military has been a real effort to make that play on on Social Media but what about the public where where does the does the bulk of public opinion stand here somewhere around seventy and eighty percent of the public are with President President Martin Scott up so that that suggests that in in a political battle the opposition is hiding nothing well. That's right and today things have moved who very quickly and the in effect. The only thing that remains from Congress is what's called the permanent commission and new parliamentary elections have have been called for January as stated per law within four months. There will be new elections ten of the members of of the dissolves. Congress have fled because they fear that their names will be revealed in the investigation of corruption by oil-rich because names will be released this week by the judiciary additionally the vice president has already resigned from her post. So here's a country where the full predescessors assessors of the current president of all being caught up in corruption scandals won't took his own life when the police turned up to detain him and `and members of the now dissolved. Congress do appear to be pushing back against someone whose stated aim is to clamp down on corruption listen that exactly right so that that assumes that the he perhaps has gotta point when he criticizes the current Congress and says the needs to be new elections uh-huh well that's right and also his proposal back in July was that it was should not just be a legislative election but also presidential election because the term is a fixed term that should have ended in July twenty twenty one but he thought that because of the kind of Congress there was and the fact that he hadn't been elected with with his own man that led him to believe that there should be new fresh elections in the country would be free to choose new representatives both for the executive and the legislative a two and the legislative decided this. This was not going to happen in that. They were going to prevent this from happening so that's what the confrontation was all about. MARVEZ cutters opponents plan to return to Congress at the end of the week to try and depose the president. Will they even be allowed in the building though well the Capri the permanent could commission an is has been allowed into the into Congress today and they will continue to be in session because is that is with the constitution mandates. If Congress does all the permanent commission remains effect in charge of the Congress until the new action now. The Organization of American States is among the groups that have been appealing for calm. You mentioned there's a significant level of public support for the president president so far but are there fears that the long this political standoff goes on the there is a chance that it could manifest into enterprise into trouble on the streets while the the protests are in support of the president and our against Congress and the president has the support of the armed forces and the police so so it's hard to believe that Congress will really be able to rally any kind of public support for itself Natalia. Thank you Nevada who is currently. Eh that in Peru. Thank you very much for your time