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Coronavirus: Israel marks Jewish New Year with second lockdown
"Rush Shawna or Jewish New Year begins at sunset this evening. But for Israel this new. Year's anything. But happy as the country becomes the first major economy to enter into a second. Nationwide lockdown against a backdrop of serious discontent towards the handling of the pandemic and the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu himself Israel, which was one of the first countries to enact stringent measures to inhibit the spread of the virus is shutting down. Again, the three weeks we'll joining me now is Alison Kopplin summer who is a journalist for hurt a good morning to you alison. Why is this can lockdown necessary? Well. It's basically necessary because our infection rates which reached a really dramatic low back in in May. have been creeping up all through the summer months and then I'm have basically exploded beginning. At the end of August, beginning of September which was really. Enhanced by the the return of of kids to school we really see that they've absolutely been able to to mark. A connection between the fact that kids went back to school on. September first and that since then the the rates have been have been doubling and and surging among the general population at an unprecedented rate before that, it was basically concentrated in certain populations, certain cities, certain neighborhoods. But as kids went back to school, it just exploded across the entire population. So this goes against what the so corona virus saw said a couple of months ago when he asserted the socio economic trauma inflicted by covert restrictions was greater than its health impacts. So can you help line the state of the economy and how these further restrictions will impact on businesses? Well. There's been a huge debate going into this lockdown as to the extent to which private businesses should be allowed to continue business as usual a huge debate over the the pain that closing down business will cause versus the attempt to to fight the to fight the lockdown We already have a major unemployment problem and unlike European countries Israel has not been fully compensating businesses for their losses. and. So there's a huge bitter angry rebellion by business owners small and large and not insignificant chance that this time around because people have much less faith than they did in the first lockdown there's going to be a lot of businesses I predict violating the restrictions and an opening for business even in the face of the of the restrictions I mean, what does the Don actually entailed? Everything must close. Everything must close except for essential services such as supermarkets and and pharmacies public offices will be open, but they won't receive. receive the public in In Government Offices Private businesses. Again, this came after fight are two privately reopened with a with a minimal amount of staff in in Workplaces So you know the economy is being partially allowed to function. That's why there are so many as they say, Swiss cheese holes in this lockdown but they're worried that you know in the attempts to keep the economy going to an extent know if schools are out, you can't have a full economy running. That they're putting so many holes in it in order to keep the the economy functioning at a certain rate that it's going to be ineffective in terms of of actually bringing the infection rate down significantly what about the situation in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip? The situation is bad there too. There's a lockdown in Gaza right now and and the West Bank is also suffering from from it from an outbreak. So they are they're not in any kind of renewed full scale lockdown, the way that that we are, but they are they're in a difficult place as well. Now, this as you mentioned a huge amount of opposition to this and people are actually protesting who's out on the streets. Well There's always been a religious secular divide in. Israel? Approximately. Twenty twenty, five percent of our population are Orthodox smaller. percent of that are also Orthodox and those daybreak cities where the ultra-orthodox resided partially because of the large family size there and how how dense their residences is that has been really a hotbed of infection as well as Arab towns and. Cities and so it's been very hard for them to specially over a long period of six months to stop with their large gatherings, their traditions, their prayers, etc, and that is countered by. On, the other side and on the secular side, the need to protest against a Netanyahu how he's had this corruption trial, they've had large protests. So basically, there's this back and forth going on why can we not gather in a? Study Jewish learning while you can gather on the streets and have a protest, and for example, why can you go to your ritual baths and we can't go to the beach? So there's there's a lot of fourth fighting and then the the biggest and most desperate cry is from the business owners who are feeling so much economic pain. So there's protests coming from from all directions and how will this affect the political situation? While the political situation isn't good to begin with one of the reasons that Israel has been. So crippled in fighting the corona virus situation is as I said, really hotbeds of infection at least as of two three months ago we're in these ultra-orthodox cities neighborhoods, and what the coronavirus czar planned to do came in trying to do is to really shut those cities down and really be able without harming the economy on a large scale to focus the approach inside these communities and political pressures. made it impossible for Netanyahu, to really stand behind his are and do the because the ultra Orthodox parties said, if you close our cities if you shut down now. If, you don't allow us to go to synagogue. We are going to leave your coalition and basically bring down the government, and that's why at every turn these ultra-orthodox parties have been able to twist the government's arm into allowing them to have more freedom than the secular public looks at what's going on in the religious sector and they say, well, if they're not GONNA do it. We're not going to do it, and then you've got a very bad dynamic there. I listen Israel forced all foreign arrivals to self isolate on March the night that was before the World Health Organization announced that it was in fact, a pandemic given the the the country is now in this situation, won't you think that other nations around the world can learn by watching this? I think really the biggest lesson that that Israel can teach the world is. Opening up schools particularly when it above the age of ten or so is really a dangerous difficult and problematic as much as we all want to see our children. In school learning getting an in person education that that is really the trigger. This is now the second time that that sending kids to school have have sent our infection rates. Rising, and that's why any kind of a resumption of studies has to be done extremely slowly carefully in a measured way starting with the youngest kids and slowly going. Up and keeping a very, very strong monitoring. On how that that is affecting the society because kids go to school, they get infected, they come home in the infect their entire families. Alison despite everything. Shana Tova.
President Trump presides over a reshaping of Middle East power dynamic
"The White House was trying to resolve the Israeli Palestinian conflict with the quote deal of the century, but the Palestinians were not among those signing the so called Abraham Accords today. It was the foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates in Bahrain, agreeing to open diplomatic and economic ties with Israel. President Trump's staged an elaborate ceremony to mark the occasion were here this afternoon to change the course of history. After decades of division and conflict, we marked the dawn of a new Middle East. Neither Bahrain nor the United Arab Emirates were at war with Israel. They had been working quietly together to counter Iran. Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, thanked the the US US president, president, You You have have unequivocally unequivocally stood stood by by Israel Israel side. side. You You have have boldly boldly confronted confronted the the tyrants tyrants of of Tehran. Tehran. You've proposed a realistic vision for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, Palestinian see the deal's as a betrayal by their Arab allies and an effort by the Trump administration to undermine the Arab peace initiative. That plan calls for normalization with Israel after the Israeli Palestinian conflict is resolved. The Trump Administration took a different approach, says Aaron David Miller of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. They reserved all the honey for Israel in the key Arab states and all the vinegar for the Palestinians. The idea is that as Arab states normalize ties with Israel and get big arms deals with the U. S. They will put pressure on the Palestinians to make peace with Israel on terms more favourable to Netanyahu. Miller says It's known as the outside in approach, and he recalls numerous conversations about this with Trump's son in law and advisor Jared Kushner. It was just easier for them. It was more attractive for them. It was much more in keeping with the pro Israeli sensibilities both for political reasons, and in the case of Mr Questioner and others emotionally To align themselves with the eyes outside in approach. It's starting to pay off. But the Trump administration is still short of its ultimate prize, Miller says. Getting Saudi Arabia on board. My only concern is that they have hyped and Who plotted to the point where That may not yet be wanted. But if other Arab states join the party, particularly the Saudis, then I think you've got something that will be much more enduring. The Arab foreign minister say they're not turning their backs on Palestinians and Moradi Abdullah bin Zayed, speaking through an interpreter reminded Netanyahu that he agreed to suspend plans to annex parts of the Israeli occupied West Bank. You can look after dark cell. Um thank you for choosing peace and for halting the annexation off Palestinian territories at position that reinforces our shared will To achieve a better future for generations to come. In this time of a pandemic. The men didn't wear masks as they signed their deals with Israel. They did, however, avoid a public handshake. And while the ceremony was taking place at the White House, Palestinian militants in Gaza fired two rockets into southern Israel.
Trump hosts Israel, Bahrain, UAE for deal signings
"Good afternoon. I'm Susan Richard President. Trump calls it the dawn of a New Middle East. At a signing ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House today, both the United Arab Emirates in Bahrain formally recognized Israel as part of an agreement that normalizes diplomatic relations. Israel, the United Arab Emirates and barren We'll establish embassies exchange ambassadors and begin the cooperate and work together so strongly to cooperate his partners across the A broad range of sectors from tourism to trade and healthcare to security. They're going to work together. They are friends. The agreement has been dubbed the Abraham Accords, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says this is just likely the beginning Word from the president. That he is already Lining up more and more countries. This is unimaginable a few years ago. But with resolve determination, A fresh look at the way piece has done. This is being achieved. Thank you, Mr President. The last ceremony of this kind was in 1990 for when Bill Clinton hosted Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Jordanian King Hussein. As part of this deal, Israel suspended its plan to annex parts of the West Bank and the U. S. Has agreed to sell F 35 fighter jets
Israeli gets 3 life sentences for deadly 2015 arson attack
"Back in 2015, a group of young Jewish settlers set of Palestinian home on fire in the West Bank. Killing three members of a family. Today. An Israeli judge sentenced the ringleader toe life behind bars, the Israeli court handing down three life sentences to Jewish extremist, nearly maximum penalty for the murders of a Palestinian toddler and both his parents back in 2015, the court said. Quote an extremist and racist ideology drove then 21 year old Amram Ben, you'll yell to firebomb the Palestinian home of the Dubois bushes in the middle of the night. The sentence, sending a strong message to Jewish extremists that violence Be tolerated. Palestinians had long complained that young violent settlers acted with impunity.
Bahrain and Israel agree to normalize relations, Trump announces
"President Trump heralded a new diplomatic agreement in the Middle East. President Trump announced Friday that Bahrain will normalize diplomatic relations with Israel. The president called this quote a historic breakthrough to further peace in the Middle East. The sand was loaded up with blood. And now you're going to see that a lot of that said he's gonna be loaded up with peace. The Israel Bahrain announcement comes on the heels of the US brokered agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates to establish full diplomatic relations on the condition that Israel commit to not annexing parts of the West Bank. Karen Travers, ABC NEWS Washington The skies over California
Bahrain Will Normalize Relations With Israel, in Deal Brokered by Trump
"Trump announced the deal between buff rain and Israel to normalize relations. It's the second Mideast peace agreement to be announced here in a month, Bahrain joins the United Arab Emirates and agreeing to normalize relations with Israel. President says the leaders of all three countries will be here Tuesday. Design What's being dubbed Thie Abraham Accords, the sand was loaded up with blood. And now you see that a lot of that sand is going to be loaded up with peace. Mr. Trump says he believes the Palestinians will soon want to sign their own accord with Israel. Leaders in the West Bank and Gaza, previously called the US deal with Israel, a betrayal. Stephen Portnoy. CBS NEWS The White House, The Philadelphia School
Bahrain and Israel agree to normalize relations, Trump announces
"This is a truly historic president. Trump also uses the words amazing and very special. After announcing a broker deal to normalize relations between two former Middle East enemies, his White House correspondent Stephen Portnoy, It's the second Mideast peace agreement to be announced here in a month. Bahrain joins the United Arab Emirates and agreeing to normalize relations with Israel. President says the leaders of all three countries will be here Tuesday. Design What's being dubbed the Abraham Accords, the sand was loaded up with blood. And now you see that? Out of that sand is going to be loaded up with peace. Mr. Trump says he believes the Palestinians will soon want to sign their own accord with Israel. Leaders in the West Bank and Gaza, previously called the USOC's deal with Israel of
COVID-19:infections areworseningeverywhere, warnsUN agency for Palestine refugees
"Covid nineteen infections at bay among Palestinian refugees has never been so crucial as the new school year gets underway the UN. Relief. and Works Agency unrehearsed said in an interview with you and uses Daniel. Johnson. Agency spokesperson tomorrow I'll refi explains how the agency's put changes in place to try and keep safety five point six million people at AIDS across Jordan, Lebanon Syria, and the West Bank including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. Well, Anura has just launched an appeal to raise funds for it to be able. To continue responding to the consequences of covid nineteen, the immediate emergency of course is a health emergency and making sure that the Palestinian refugee community and the staff are all safe. The other immediate emergency is making sure that the Palestinian refugee community has access to all the critical services that's on your what gifts them even though the way we deliver these services has changed. So for instance, needs to have access to medical services, but they can no longer come to the Anura health centers instead on health staff, proceeds through telemedicine and home delivery of. Drugs, right. So people are getting their essential health needs but I think what was most alarming about what you said over the weekend was that the number of covid infections really are starting to spike alarmingly could you make a bit more detail about that owner is very concerned about the spike in numbers of covid nineteen across the countries we work, and so we've seen a spike in the West Bank over the last few weeks but also a spike in Lebanon recently, spy can Gaza with until not very long ago was relatively contained. We also saw a spike in Jordan and Syria would the conflict we hear about. But there is very little data and information coming from there. So everywhere we work seems to be becoming worse and the point is that you're able to keep it at bay if you like the infections of this new corona virus, because you were helping some of the five point, six million registered Palestine Refugees in the middle, East with what they needed to stay at home and keep away from others. So therefore preventing transmission of the virus, but that has now changed because people just literally have to. Get back to work only able to contain largely the outspread of Covid nineteen because we were able to convince people to stay home convinced them meaning delivering to their homes, what they needed whether it's food assistance or whether it's medicine or whether it's distance learning the problem is when the situation took much longer than we thought people needed to go back to work and to their livelihoods Palestine refugees say things like we rather catch covid nineteen than go hungry. Yeah, and you can understand that you of course. You can understand that given the scale of the social economic impact of Covid, nineteen around the world it's only worse on vulnerable communities like refugee communities and in particular Palestinian refugee communities. Another element of your work is obviously education and I know that you commissioner general is very proud of the educational support that you give to what five, hundred thousand Palestinian refugee children. Maybe you could tell me about how they're back to school challenges have panned out whether they're doing remote learning the actually backing class the. Early, signs are all very exciting and very positive students across the fields we work at. Enron are extremely excited to go back to school. We're talking about half a million girls and boys in over seven hundred schools. We're talking about a big cohort of people and a bit cohort of people who work committed in the last academic year to continuing their learning even though it was remote and often difficult. When you're a Palestine refugee, you don't necessarily have an individual tablet and constant internet coverage and yet the. Students that went on learning. Last year was really high and this is something we are very proud of this year. We have several scenarios in place either the children go fully back to school physically while respecting social distancing in hygiene rules and everything where they have a blended approach. So they go for three days to school and they study remotely for three days. We also have a scenario in case the situation gets worse and we have another lockdown where students fully lauren remotely. So we're looking at all scenarios where prepared to mix and match just to continue education and what Would you say in terms of covid exposing the weaknesses of the system of you like we've seen all over the world it's exposed the frailties of already mentioned of people with chronic illness those who don't have a job with some welfare support. What would you say in the five the five areas under works East Jerusalem Gaza Strip Lebanon Syria the West Bank and Jordan let in every crisis. The most vulnerable are the ones who are most put to the test and in the case of Covid nineteen as you said, a lot of the weaknesses of difference systems whether it's health education. Welfare were tested however, some of the strengths of some institutions were also tested in the case of Anura because we have a very long and solid experience and education in emergencies for example, were able to shift very quickly to distance learning and to supporting students and families, and the teachers and the education staff to continue education the same for health services we do have that experience, which unfortunately we took from various wars and conflicts and emergencies, but it's an experience that's helped us well in this lockdown and closure face because of covid nineteen.
On Path To Normalize Relations, UAE Formally Ends Boycott Of Israel
"Of the United Arab Emirates issues a decree formally ending the country's boycott of Israel admit US brokered deal to normalize relations between the two countries. A deal opening up relations between Israel and the US was announced August 13th. And it requires Israel to halt its contentious plan to annex occupied West Bank land sought by the Palestinians.
Israel and the UAE: why now and whats next?
"Is the greatest advancements toward peace between Israel and the Arab world in the last twenty, six years and it marks the third formal peace between Israel and an Arab nation. The diplomatic, Reproche Mon to nounce between Israel and the United Arab, Emirates last week is not in and of itself quite as big a deal as its orchestrators wished to claim the two countries have never been to war with each other the official hostility to Israel such as it was usually sounded pretty phoned in done for foresake when other Arab governments let fly with the fire-breathing choruses of condemnation in Israel's direction. The were generally very much in the back row of the quoi royal mumbling vaguely along hoping to be noticed. Israel and the US you have. Long. Dealt pretty, easily with each other Israeli ministers have made official visits to the Emirates. There are plentiful commercial ties between the countries Israel had already been invited to exhibit at Expo Twenty Twenty in by the intelligence services of Israel, and the have also long cooperated. The first official Israeli visited to the after the deal was announced was Yossi Cohen, director, of Masa Truly historic moment not since the Israel Jordan peace treaty was signed more than twenty years ago has so much. Progress has been made towards peace in the. Middle, East? By United Jew of America's closest and most capable partners in the region something which said could not be done. This deal is a significant step towards building a more peaceful secure and prosperous middle. East US President Donald Trump is claiming credit for brokering this agreement but suggestions by his proxies and flunkies that this is somehow worthy of the Nobel peace prize he frantically desires. somewhat optimistic granted that President Trump's predescessor barrack Obama was just given. One is a sort of housewarming present but an exchange of ambassadors between Israel and the U. A is just not a seismic recalibration comparable with the peace reached between Egypt and Israel in Nineteen, seventy, eight or Israel and Jordan in nineteen, ninety, four, I say to the people of Israel and Jordan. Now. You must make this peace real. To, turn no man's land into every man's home. To take down the barbed wire to remove the deadly minds. To help the. wounds. Of War to heal. However via the normalization of Israeli, Emirati relations may not be big deal. It may portend things which are indeed it's the fact that it isn't a big deal which may be the really big deal here. Israel's only two previous such agreements with countries as referenced above were with Egypt and Jordan neighbors against whom they fought wars. They were extraordinary responses to extraordinary circumstances. The agreement with the UI founds a diplomatic relationship which seems more or less remarkable than say, a diplomatic relationship between Denmark and Malaysia Will Senegal and Peru. It could have a domino effect. There are already suggestions that some other Arab, states including. Bahrain and Morocco a coming around to the U. I-IT's way of thinking where Israel is concerned and from there, what else might be possible Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has already spoken of hope that the direct flights which will shortly link Israel and the could be allowed to cross the skies above. Saudi Arabia. The prospect of an Israeli embassy in Riyadh might not seem exactly likely just yes. But nor does it seem any longer like a completely demented fantasy? I've Alanine Adam first of all. In our opinion this action is incorrect wrong one hundred percents. And it is a betrayal of the Palestinian. People and the will of Muslims and the will of quotes. Villas in autumn on Amazon one. Zero. Two significant shifts underpinning this realignment one is that in recent years Israel and the Arab states have discovered something they agree on Iran which regard as some combination of nuisance menace and existential threat. The other is that Israel and the Arab states have discovered something that they no longer disagree on at least old that much Palestine, which the rest of the Arab world seems less and less keen on pretending to care about a much ballyhooed component of the Israel you deal was Israel's promised to suspend its plans to annex the West. Bank. But it is difficult to believe Israel was ever entirely serious about that. Indeed it sounds in the light of the agreement exactly like the kind of mad idea you float. So you can make a big thing of agreeing not to do it as part of a subsequent diplomatic negotiation. News of the Israel. You a deal was very much not greeted by widespread dancing and celebrate tree hooting of car hoons in Gaza and Ramallah. There have been from Palestinian sources grim mutterings about betrayal by their fellow Arabs. Unfortunately, nowadays, most of the Arab is looking after their own interests at the expense of the Palestinian course. The wretched reality is that it's nothing. So sinister, it is simply that Palestine is increasingly regarded in Arab capitals as yesterday's cause and as a baffling boring headache one of the hardiest diplomatic truisms is Lord Pompton Quip that nations have no permanent friends no permanent enemies just permanent interests right now to the UAE and other Arab states which may follow. Israel seems a much more interesting ally than
Trump announces Israel and United Arab Emirates will reestablish diplomatic ties in potentially historic deal
"Israel and the United Arab Emirates Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the new peace deal with the United Arab Emirates historic and the beginning of a quote new era in ties between Israel and the Arab world. Jerusalem In Abu Dhabi, he said. We'll open full diplomatic ties, set up embassies and signed bilateral agreements. Netanyahu thanked President Trump for brokering the peace deal. What thes really leaders said he'd been working on and dreaming of for years. At the request of President Trump. Netanyahu says he will postpone plans to unilaterally annex parts of the disputed West Bank. So we insisted the issue is not off the table.
UAE and Israel to establish full diplomatic ties
"United Arab Emirates in Israel have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties, the latest from the media lines. Florence Rifkin. It's being called a peace deal an agreement for the normalization of ties or merely an agreement to work toward a deal. But it's a breakthrough, no matter how it's portrayed. The last time Israel reached an accord with an Arab state was 1994 when it made peace with Jordan. Ah, fragile peace but peace. Nonetheless, just like the deal reached 15 years earlier with Egypt, the United Arab Emirates apparently engineered an Israeli agreement to back away from a plant to a next parts of the West Bank. At least for now, What is important is to note that Israel and the US we share a common foe Iran, and this clearly has made I'm closer, if not yet. Best
Trump announces peace agreement between Israel and UAE
"President Trump announcing a peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates today. Saying they agreed to full normalization of relations hosted a very special call with two friends, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and Crown Prince Mohammed. The inside of the United Arab Emirates, where they agreed to finalize a historical peace agreement. Everybody said this would be impossible. Under the agreement, Israel has agreed to suspend applying sovereignty to areas of the West Bank that it has been discussing annexing. Area's being sought by Palestinians for their future
The search for ancient civilizations on Earth ... from space
"Okay. So first off Sarah Park is kind of a big deal. She's helped uncover prehistoric commented fossils in eroded canyon lake beds, an ancient amphitheater under an airport in Rome and Egypt, which is her specialty. She's uncovered thousands of settlements including more than a dozen pyramids. Are you tired the perpetually, but it's okay. She's written about those discoveries by the way in a recent book called archaeology from. From Space and yes, Sarah does go to sites and do some real digging in the dirt archaeological excavation. But her superpower is analyzing satellite imagery and data to know where to dig in the first place. Most of the imagery I use is called optical satellite imagery. So so it stayed essentially taken from light that's reflected off the surface and looking for changes in patterns we're looking for. How things relate to one another, and hopefully, that will indicate where there could potentially be archaeological sites or features with insights, and then we get to go out on the ground and do serve mapping and excavate them. When you say you use satellite images, what are we talking about a week? Where do those images come from and kind of how do you manipulate them? So it's a, it's a range of different satellite images. So if we're interested in looking really really large landscapes, we use data from NASA but if we're looking. Looking. At very high resolution satellite images, we use the essentially the imagery that you see on Google Earth, which is from a company called Knox our technologies that challenge with that data is that we can't see through trees. I'm dealing with rainforests, of Central, America or Southeast Asia or forest say in New England. Then we use Technology Coal Ladar which tends for light detection and ranging, and that's Eliezer mapping system that you put on an airplane or a drone or a UNLV essentially allowing you to remove trees and see what's there. In your book, you also explain how archaeologists now have the ability to detect temperature differences below the ground. Why? Yes. How first of all cool second of all, how does that work and why is that important? So one particular part of the light spectrum that is really really useful for for the work that we do is the thermal infrared. So if you have anything that's buried and is a chamber or avoid like a room, a tomb a very passageway, you know if it's kind of. Of like when you go into a basement or a wine cellar, you know the temperature drops a couple of degrees. So by using thermal infrared, you can see these very subtle differences in temperature, and if say an area shows up with a lower temperature, that's the shape of a rectangle. Okay. There's something that's there that we may need to check out right in Salt Lake. You're like cake in archaeologists out of business, right? So it's like you still end up going in there. It just kind of. Of helps like going in there and digging stuff up and looking at stuff with different techniques. It's basically just giving you a good idea of like there might be something here, right ex-. Exactly I mean the coolest part of my job I think is the actual physical excavation and that so time consuming and so what the satellites allow us to do is not just fine sites, but also track over time potential threats to them. So whether it's rising water whether it's urbanization or development, maybe there are. are other issues that could be affecting. The sites would allows it's a tool that allows geologists to help, monitor and protect sites right, and and so you even kind of tried to estimate like obviously estimating how many more archaeological sites might be out there, and it's in like the millions right I. I think I estimated and I'm probably I probably not going to give the right number guy the book even though it was the summer, it was Sarah, fifty, fifty, fifty, fifty, sixty, seventy. Eighty ninety. So. Yeah. So so basically I think something like forty, million, fifty, million sites left to find. But like I could be wrong, it could be one, hundred, million, it could be ten, million North Y'all just yet has written me an angry email saying how dare you? Thank, like I think I was pretty on the mark. So. There's another thing that I kind of wanted to talk to you because I don't talk to that many archaeologists, you know what I mean, but now at my own show and they can't stop me, Sarah. So. Can we talk a little bit about how colonialism and archaeology have intersected in the past and and maybe how it still does now, and what we can do about that? I? Guess that's a big question for you. The big question and it's something I and my colleagues think about. A. Lot. So first of all I, have to acknowledge that that archaeology especially, egyptology. It both those fields as well as anthropology, they have deeply racist colonialist routes. All of them, you know Westerners parachute in. Do their projects were essentially archaeological tourists that were probably rank. rankle a lot of my colleagues I. don't care someone needs to speak out about this and they leave which is, which is appalling. You know I pay guards around at the site where I work at list. I have very close relationships with the village My. My education course staff. I speak to them every single week and and at the end of the day, it's about those relationships. So I think we all have to do a lot of hard stares in the mirror at ourselves and ask what are we taking and what are we leaving? Are we training? Are we providing equipment and materials? What else should we be doing to create some more parody and the in the work that we're doing and I'm not the only one doing this by there's so many colleagues both in Egypt and elsewhere are being which were intentional. But I think we have to ask a lot of hard questions. You talk in the book about the importance of discoveries in how a few small discoveries can impact a field more than like a headline worthy discovery, which I. Really like because I think as a person, who's you know been a part of the scientific process. It's frustrating when you know only the big kind of discoveries. Get credit for changing fields. When in reality, it is those little findings you know what I mean. So I'll get, I'll give you an example a colleague and friend of mine few row him a fee. Fi is currently leading excavations in an area near the Valley of the Kings in Egypt and he and his team just uncovered a new workmen's village. So it's a place where men would have stayed and lived as they were constructing tombs in the Valley of the Kings. and kind of compared to other discoveries, not just in Egypt, but but elsewhere, it really didn't get much play but I think it's one of the most extraordinary discoveries in. Egypt. In the last twenty years, we only know of one other workmen's village in West Bank in Luxor. It's an unbelievable fine because it's going to tell us about the daily life of the people who lived and worked. You know three, thousand, three, hundred, three, thousand, five, hundred years ago, right up and to me, it's those discoveries that are most interesting. All Right Sarah. Park. We appreciate you. This is a lot of fun likewise. Thank you so much. Go go go to bed I I. Learned. They're GONNA pay you. Thanks to Sarah. Park. You can read about her work and her book, which is called archaeology from space, how the
"west bank" Discussed on NPR's World Story of the Day
"The head of Jordan's government has warning for Israel and for its ally. The United States Jordan's prime minister spoke with Steve Inskeep Omar Ras is a longtime Jordanian political figure who is now the top official beneath Jordan's King. Abdullah. Jordan exists in a very tough neighborhood and it's the snowbirds been tough for. Decades, Jordan borders, Syria and Iraq, and also Israel. If you look at a map, you see Jordan touches the occupied West Bank, which is called that because it is the West Bank of the Jordan River, the West Bank is territory the Jordan controlled until Israeli troops took it in one, thousand, nine, Sixty, seven, Jordan is one of the few. Arab. Countries that have since made A. A peace treaty with Israel, but it is watching with alarm. Is Prime Minister Benjamin. Netanyahu, promises to annex portions of the West Bank. Israel maintains that it has both security needs and historic ties to that land. While the Palestinians long lived. There wanted for future state. What happens if Israel begins annexing territory in the occupied West Bank is the Prime Minister Netanyahu has promised to do. Well. We hope it won't happen because Jordan and His Majesty. The king. We have been four a just and peaceful settlement in the region, which includes two state solution with the Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital. Any unilateral action undermines that and puts the whole region and I. If I might say, the world an dicey situation, this is not in anybody's interests frankly at all and. And, if the two state solution becomes not viable because of this annexation, then my question is what is alternative what his other option to the Israelis is it thinking of a one St Democracy for two people or is it going to be a state of apartheid which the world was glad to not have an its membership since the end of the South African apartheid state? What happens if this annexation goes ahead, is Jordan, a position of saying we will advocate a one state solution in which Palestinians would seek their rights within the Israeli state. Well Jordan has historically been committed to a two-state solution, and it is still a viable solution. If Israel does not go ahead with annexation, if it does, it's creating new facts on the grounds that will undermine the two state solution, and by undermining the two states' solution, we need to know what is the plan that does not undermine long-term peace and stability in the region and I. Don't think there is one. Prime Minister is you probably know some figures on the Israeli. Right have been asked when you take land in the occupied West. Bank what happens to the people? Do you end up with stateless people? As you mentioned an apartheid state and one answer given by figures on the Israeli bright is well, the Palestinians can become Jordanian citizens with Jordanian passports, and in fact, they once did that Would you accept them? that's pipe-dream. That's wishful thinking. That's not gonNA. Happen the whole. Jordanian. Society from starting from His Majesty the King to the government to the people are steadfast about this. Jordan will not be Palestine. Palestine. Is a state that needs to be on territory and Palestinians. So we are unified with the Palestinians on fully ejecting the idea of of transfer. Do. You think the trump administration is hearing your concerns. Jordan's relationship with the US is strategic and we communicate all the time and there's a common understanding of all constraints and their constraints and an understanding of where Jordan stance on this issue. So the strategic nature of that relationship allows us to coordinate express out of us and have agreements and differences every now. But do you think they hear your concerns specifically about annexation? Israel's promise to annex parts of the West Bank. Yes His Majesty. The king has expressed his concerns about annexation unilateral action in every international forum that anything short of a two state solution. Will. Send. You know what it would do. It will close the whatever hope prospect for hope, there still is, and when hope disappears frustration and anger and that tends to and has in the past led to extremism, and we've seen extremism in that region, and as also we've seen around the world extremism also becomes global. So everybody will pay the price of this. Do you think you're being taken seriously by the United States. Steve. I think I've answered your question We've made our views very clear, and that's what we do in every setting with our strategic. One of the things I want to ask about the trump administration. Has attempted various moves against foreign students, international students in the United States. The trump administration has also made moves to reduce legal immigration setting. Aside, illegal immigration. They've moved against legal immigration and I'd like people to know that you were educated in the United States, which is true of a lot of people who've risen to senior positions in countries around the world. What did you get out of your US education? Well. My own individual experience was it was studying in the United States was a huge benefit for me because it was a context in which students from all over the world were there. We learned a lot from each other about each other, but also it was a great opportunity for American students who had a chance to meet students from the world and learn. About the world. So that's My own experience. Prime Minister has thank you very much for the time. Thank you Steve He is the head of government under Jordan's King. Abdullah..
"west bank" Discussed on Worldly
"So I think it's incredibly problematic to say that well. Sorry, this is what were the reality is. We can't do anything about it. We just need to accept it. There actually are things that we could do as the United States to push Israel but things like. Moving the embassy to Jerusalem things like. Acknowledging Israeli control. Over the Golan Heights, those are not the things that that are. That are necessary to push Israel. That's giving Israel what what it wants and if the trump administration had done those things. Saying, okay, we'll recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. We'll move the embassy to Jerusalem, but in exchange you have to give up significant. Concessions to the Palestinians that would at least be justifiable, but that's not what we're seeing, which means that the entire concept of the US being you know a power that can pull Israel. An extract concessions seems to have completely evaporated and that means. That the idea of of the peace process, the two state solution is in fact, more or less dad. I don't know about that. It is possible that the peace process in the way that we have disgusted and understood it for the past few years is in fact dead without d two state solution that is to say some version of there being. Two separate independent states in these territory, both of which are viable and sovereign on their own land that may not be dead, either just because the US strategy for the past few years has failed doesn't mean you couldn't end up imagining a scenario in which moves towards unilateral annexation or creeping annexation, as as it's often termed the current Israeli policy can be undone right it just. It's unclear in the future which which of those things is going to happen. and I've heard this from Israeli left to look the status. Quo Is truly awful. They're more inspiring than Americans are, but their view is also under the right set of circumstances Israel can be coerced back. Towards the two state lines it just it's just a question of international and specifically American will, which is why I know I agree absolutely we, which is why. I think this new development in shifts in the Democratic Party are so important, because if there's one thing that I think about Joe, Biden, it's not that he has fixed views that make him a centrist. It's that he his pulse. Pulse of US tend to be a reflection of whatever the consensus is of the Democratic Party at the time, so if Joe Biden, doesn't fact win the election in the fall? Get a Biden administration. January you can imagine a Democratic Party more willing to punish Netanyahu and Israel for creepy annexation, and for its behaviors influencing, and maybe even breathing life back into the currently dead, seeming to State Paradigm. and and we're going to leave it there I. Want to thank you for listening to listening to US I. Thank our producer Jackson Beer felt for his great and difficult work in his corona times, and I want to encourage all of you. Listeners to rate. Subscribe in review worldly wherever you get your podcast. Thanks, we'll see you again next week..
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"Is really a bridge too far for even mainstream. Democrats are starting to show. It's worth noting that although most people especially lately we've talked about Ilan Omar Rashid Sleeve, and all those others and they deserve credit. A lot of people kinda point to Bernie Sanders, breaking the taboo of criticizing Israel pretty openly during a presidential election as kind of where the dam broke in part among Democrats right being a not only on politician himself, but also Jewish man that that kind of helped you know, allow kind of made it okay for people to start criticizing Israel and then we've seen in actually pretty big consequence of this There was a race for Democratic primary for congressional seat in New York and Eliot Engel the chairman of the House, Foreign Affairs Committee lost to Jamal, Bowman for many reasons most likely that angle was caught on a hot mike kind of thing like I don't need to be here. If it weren't for like, be having a challenger and the whole other things I wouldn't be here here in this context was a social justice protest. George Lloyd stuff, right but some people I've talked to and others have cited the fact that you know angle has been a pretty strong proponent of the US Israel relationship in defending Israel, and if I recall correctly, voted against the Iran nuclear deal, and all that and and Bowman consistently sort of hammered him on that, and so is that the main reason angle seems to have lost was on official tally, but it looks bad for him. Is that no, it's not, but that was a big part of even just a Democratic primary debate for congressional seat. So this is the kind of thing we're seeing now. One thing I'll add to debate here. Is My general view that like the peace process not died before trump. This notion of a two state solution died. Wade before this moment. As we've alluded to American Presidents Democrat Republican in the past. Have all basically kind of. Done two things one given Israel. Tons of leeway and and do kind of not tackled the power imbalance in the negotiations between Israel and Palestine, I mean. We have some have paid lip service. To the Palestinian cause, others have been pretty more online with What's going on with with the Israeli government? But on the whole? It's just kind of been like hey. Israel don't allow settlers. were. We're going to punish you if you allow more settlers to go forward. And then Israeli settlers went in, and we kinda did nothing CETERA ET CETERA and so on and so on and to the point that now you have like upwards of six hundred thousand settlers in the West Bank et Cetera, so it's This was always going to be true. That was almost. It's the condition on the ground, and if there's a part of me that goes, yes, there are changing you know political fortunes in there are different views here and Netanyahu's a part of it of course. But it's also just seems like the situation on the ground is what it is, it is. The the seeds have been planted long ago. And this is the fruition now did the the literal conditions on the ground have changed, and so it's you can't put the genie back in the bottle to mix a thousand metaphors in this rant. But like it just seems like at some point you look at the situation you go. This is now the way we have to go about it that there's no, if you care very deeply about. Kind of you know we'll have. The Palestinians move going forward and if you're a critic of Israel, this is like the only way you can express yourself because going back to a two-state solution if everything was OK as if it were nineteen ninety-three again. Makes no sense. Many things have changed. So. It, it's just a reality at this point that the peace process as we knew it was dead, and so you do need to have the rethink that. And your assessment analysis is correct in the sense that that's how I mean that's. That's the argument that essentially you know. Netanyahu and many are making that look reality on the ground has changed sorry about that, but like we need to have a new reality, the thing that Mrs and I don't say that you're missing it, but I mean that argument can purposely misses something which is that that's not an accident. Right that the the strategy of actively encroaching and building up these settlements is an active strategy. Strategy to change the facts on the ground as a sort of fatal complete to kind of make it so that well sorry too late and the United States. You're absolutely right when it comes to. You know how the US has kind of been such a staunch supporter of Israel and only mostly paid lip service. You may remember the very very like last month or two of the Obama Administration Obama took a major dramatic step which when you actually think about, it is like even that was dramatic. Obama's on the way out of office. Trump is on his way in and there comes a UN vote. Basically condemning new settlements and the Obama Administration made this historic decision to abstain. They didn't even vote in favor of condemning like it wasn't even that dramatic. It was just we're going to abstain meaning that traditionally the United States would have jumped in to stop that and shut down with the vetoed, said Nope we're not condemning Israel. And the Obama Administration made this kind of dramatic step, but the fact that. It was because of what was on his way out. That he was able to do that and not worry about facing the political consequences, but you know the other thing, too. You know talking about how the negotiations have gone historically, I think. The argument was always yes, that US is really close friend of Israel right, but it was always kind of explained as like. That's why we need the US involved in this conflict, right? We don't need a neutral arbiter. We don't need Switzerland to come in here and start. Negotiating things we need the United States because of that close relationship with Israel by being such a close friend Israel giving them all the security assistance. The US will then be able to pull Israel, and extract concessions by saying look. We're such a good friend of yours that we will actually push you to do things. That you don't WanNa do because we'll guarantee your security meeting. Things like you know letting. The you know the creation of an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel exist right, and so the the argument was that will. Yes, the US is not a neutral arbiter in there, obviously on the side of of Israel, but that's a good thing. Because you know, it takes a friend to be able to you to push someone to do things they don't WanNa. Do that didn't actually really happen. In some. In some instances I think the Oslo process in particular Camp David I think the US did actually. Work to try to to try to push the Israelis to make concessions. The problem is that that that hasn't ever really gone anywhere right? All these peace plans have all just kind of limped along and meanwhile. Netanyahu and also the settler. Have kind of created these facts on the ground like you said, and so we are now in a position where everyone's like well. oops, sorry, this is what it looks like a guests or just going to have to have one state or no. There's not going to be a Palestine sorry y'all, but this is just what happened, and it's because of that is a concerted decades long effort to make those conditions happen and two blocked Palestinians every step of the way from trying to. Change the situation on the ground. So I think it's incredibly problematic to say that well. Sorry, this is what were the reality is. We can't do anything about it. We just need to accept it. There actually are things that we could.
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"Support for Palestinian rights and Palestinian self-determination as as a cause that is wrapped up in the broader and of social justice. Movement, you know these people. Have Been. Essentially less stateless for decades and There's a very real and I would say fair perception out there. Among the left, but also internationally. The Palestinians. Can have as a as a group in as. A as a political actor, particularly in the West Bank less so in Gaza, which is run by mass have tried pretty much everything they can everything they can think of to try to get like recognition and try to get international support for the State of Palestine Right. They have tried to fight back against Israel in in legitimate legal ways right rather than. Largely abandoning, and if the the the violent model particularly in the West Bank, but doing things like going to the international criminal quarter, going to the UN or to international bodies, and trying to get recognition and trying to bring. Attention to their cause and saying look. We're GONNA use legal channels. We're GONNA. Use the things that you said that we're supposed to do because we're not supposed to use violence and they've tried to do that and they've been blocked every single step of the way in large part by the United States for being a veto wielding member of the United Nations Security Council, and so there's a very real perception that the Palestinians have basically been left with no options. And that you know that also coincides with like we discussed earlier. This right wing shift in Israeli politics where the the left in Israel, the kind of You Know Bucci Herzog. Isaac Hertzog the traditional laughed in Israel that that used to be powerful as basically evaporated. As a political kind of a viable political movement and anyone that can actually win elections, and so I think again. There's very real sense that it's I don't think it's A. It's a lack of care. And that no one cares anymore. We don't want to support Israel because who cares I think it's it's we. WanNa be engaged in this conflict, and in this in this you know. Conversation in a way that we're going to stand up for Palestinian rights and self-determination I think that also goes to having voices like Russia to leave and on Omar in the Democratic Party in a way that we didn't. We have Muslim American. Representatives elected to the Democratic Party and that's obviously going to change things right. They're going to have voices of for people who you know. Russia to leave in particular, who has like actual connections to? Like the the experiences of Palestinians who? Are Not going to have a traditional view of US support for Israel is sacrosanct. We can't touch anything and so I think that's a really important shift to understand. Say Two things that that Jon. These you're you're talking about sort of long term trends, but I think there are two more immediate short-term things that have really crystallized. What seemed like it was probably a an inevitable biproduct of. Changes to the conflict in Israel and to American public opinion in general, the first is that Netanyahu has pursued. Polarization is a deliberate political strategy. He's a very savvy observer of American politics. Right the guy he spent a lot of time in the United States. He knows the US pretty well, and he knows that American politics has been bifurcated. and. Increasingly polarized by virtue of the two major parties but instead of trying to pursue the traditional Israelis strategy with just try to Tamp down on. Those divides as much as possible. Netanyahu has gambled that he can align himself with the Republican. Party doing things like going to Congress with the support of Republicans to give a speech opposed to the Iran deal right. Right, which infuriated Democrats in the Obama Administration but solidified his support among Republicans the idea being. He thinks he's long term. Structural trends are going to make de Democrats critical of his version of right wing Israeli politics. Anyway so might as well aligned with the Republicans will. We can notice paid off in the short term, but in the long run when Democrats retake power. One Democratic Hill staffer referred to Netanyahu as the greatest Palestinian rights advocate currently in politics right when I was talking recently for this reason right? Because now he's made it such that support for Israel's is in a way Republican. 'CAUSE and Democrats are free to take more and more left wing positions on it, because it's identified with the trump administration by virtue of a calculated strategy by the Netanyahu. Netanyahu government and the second thing is annexation itself right? This is really It's hard to overstate hunch of a paradigm shift. The says right for a really long time. The centrist argument in the United States has been Israel is committed to a two-state solution. They've tried to find peace over and over again. They just do not have a Palestinian partner that is willing to make the necessary concessions. Is like this is the thing that is justified. American sort of one sided support for Israel for for quite some time in terms of the mainstream understanding in both parties of how things work, but now with the Israeli government officially promising to do something that would detonate the two state solution up potentially permanently or fatally undermining it. There's some debate as to whether that is actually what would happen, but it it certainly unilateral move that blows up the paradigm in the way that it's supposed to operate you now have Democrats no longer being able to say I think Israel is committed to its you. You state solution if they do this, and so that means they have to rethink the way they approach these things and you're. You're seeing really. Radical shifts among people were influential on the liberal left side of the of the spectrum. For example you have Peter Beinart. WHO's a very influential jewish-american intellectual writing an essay? Arguing that Israel has given up on the two state solution, and now it's time for for some kind of one state solution, which basically disestablish Israel as a formerly Jewish state and go for some kind of democratic, very different setups, but a democratic system where Palestinians are citizens. Citizens of this new country Israel Palestine or whatever you WANNA call it which is, he's been. You know one of the biggest to state advocates for a very long time now so Peter Shifting is a really big deal, and the second is a long Goldenberg who has a policy hand on Israel, and the Obama administration writing an essay, arguing that the US response to unilateral annexation should be to recognize Palestine as an independent state, basically the argument, being if Israel blows up the broker two state solution, the United States needs to punish Israel and advance the two state solution unilaterally on its. Its own, so that means basically just saying there is a sovereign Palestine in the West Bank and Israel does not have rights to control it anymore. Ilan's position. would have been radical just a few years ago, or even just a year ago, now compared to Peters position. It's like almost mainstream right because it's still adhering to state paradigm in the shows just how far left annexation is pushing the democratic, party, and what the consequences could be in terms of Israel which depends on bipartisan support for its aid package and diplomatic support like vetoing all these critical security council resolutions Like This.
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"Jared Kushner who who seems honestly kind of delusional thought of the peace plan that he kept, he helped, come up with was actually a peace plan, not like a fig-leaf for Israel to take a bunch of land, so he was angry that Israel was doing this unilaterally or in any way, not necessarily following the script of the peace plan quote unquote that he had put together. So under these conditions, it was difficult to imagine what kind of annexation paid. Be Acceptable both to Johnson and Kushner and I don't want to save the US. Because the US again is fragmented and trump and the settler far right parties on the other hand, so you end up being stuck in between these things and Netanyahu was having difficulty figuring out what kind of annexation he could go forward with. That would make everybody happy. Yeah, I mean I. Think it's important point just in general right just to kind of recap that for for listeners who may have? Maybe one anyway. What's actually happening on one end? You have people telling now who wait it is not time yet like we can maybe get some support from America. Another's to to Kinda back this plan and on the other side you had people being like any annexation of this kind that follows the general traits of the of the peace plan that Kushner laid out, and the trump laid out would be basically recognizing Palestine state, and so he's caught between a rock and a hard place a why he hasn't moved forward. I want to dig into the peace. Plan a little bit because I. Think it. Set the scene for this a bit more than we've lead on i. mean the the actual. People in that Kushner laid out, really gave thirty percent of territory in the West Bank to two Israeli control, and that is the same territory something known as Area C. are a lot of it known as Area C that that is what hosting advancing, and so in a sense. You hadn't in Yahoo. You're like well. It's already been given to us right by the US. And to be fair, I mean who has already agreed to the ceasefire. Why wouldn't he because it is great for Israel? And, so he was Kinda like trying to move forward with it with the Palestinians who did not negotiate at all. As part of early openly negotiate with the trump administration. It was working on this in big part, because trump recognize Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and so they decided for going to cut off communications here. Still. That was a choice that they made. So Netanyahu moving forward with this always seemed likely because why wouldn't he take advantage of a time where trump is in office before he leaves, and you know President, Biden may be tougher on Israel down the line. Assuming wins the election. He's not sure right and we're. We're not saying to be clear. Hundred percent she has the trumpets no right, but the but I'm saying like. If you're Netanyahu in your recognize a you now have the greatest chance to do everything you want with trump in office advantage of the few months. You have right where you get your guarantee that he's an office. In case, there's a President Biden right in cases the President Biden so. This makes total sense. He kind of made this sprint, but then found the these hurdles at the end, and then one point I will. I will make stronger later on I. do like this is all. An Omni shambles in the sense of you know Netanyahu's decision. Making the US had signalled et Cetera et CETERA. But this is not only been a long-term promised peace process. This has just been a longer term problem of US signaling and policy towards Israel basically setting the stage presidents Democrat and Republican before trump that could have dealt more strongly with the settlers. You could not more strongly with this annexation issue, and didn't and so trump in a way is kind of like the greatest manifestation of this ambivalent American policy. Towards towards settlers, and towards the West, bank territory. Yes, absolutely it and I think there's a there a couple of other factors that we we should probably talk about before we move on in terms of like. Why didn't happen? Is Zach and Alex as both just laid out very well and clearly I think that's absolutely right, but there additional factors that I think it influenced Netanyahu's decision to hold off on annexation and one is the reaction of the international community so. So you know having the backing of the United States. Is really important for anything that Israel does because it's you know. Most powerful partner you know when we'll talk about this more in the second half but U. S. gives Israel billions of dollars in insecurity aid and. An even more in military contracts and things like that. For for weaponry and all sorts of stuff, but the rest of the international community for the most part. Is Not so keen on a lot of Israel's decisions when it comes to the Palestinian conflict but they've largely been kind of powerless or In recent years, it's you know they. They will make a statement at the UN. They will try to push things through, but the US always been a blocks ed or votes against it and. It sort of seems like the international community has kind of like throwing up its hands in my opinion. And? Just kind of you know there's not much we can do and there's nothing we're going to do. But when this plan of annexation started being talked about as a serious possibility, we actually saw a very strong reaction from the international community that I think in my opinion, may have actually surprised Netanyahu and and some of the right in Israel I i. don't think surprised that the international community would be upset about this, but I think they were surprised at the level of. Of IRA and outrage, and you know threats of sanctions and and all sorts of things that I think we're. We're maybe not expected, and so all of a sudden. It was like Whoa. Okay I. Thought. Maybe we're going to be able to get away with this, but people are really mad. Jordan was obviously really upset Jordan being historically. You know the the country that controlled Palestinian territories. And you know obviously a big player in the Israeli. Palestinian conflict back when it was called the Israeli Arab conflict for a reason. And so. A lot of like real visceral anger, and very real threats of action. And then on the Palestinian side. You know we've been talking about this as if they are a non entity in this, and that's because in some to some degree. They were in the sense that this plan was kind of worked out between the US and Israel and that you know unilateral annexation unique, literally meaning one, which means that they were Israeli we're not. Asking the Palestinians at this was okay. Shall we still your land, please? Can we steal it right, but they still have a vote here. Not. Literally a vote, but they have ways of making their their feelings and thoughts on this heard and you know Mahmoud Abbas. The head of the Palestinian Authority which. The of interim Palestinian government that was set up under. After the Oslo accords to basically administer the palestinian-controlled parts of the West Bank in partnership with Israel so so the Palestinian Authority and my boss have been working. Under this kind of security cooperation agreement in the West Bank and it's really important to understand that like the way he was set up. Is that the that the Palestinian Authority was able to kind of? Have Administration over like certain kind of internal things then, Palestinians, like internal policing. And other things, but when it came to like security and bigger things, they had to work with Israel and this is something that is as you know Israel. has found incredibly useful to how the Palestinian. Authority be working there in partnership with the Israeli authorities to you know essentially keep the West Bank..
"west bank" Discussed on Worldly
"At the beginning of the month Israel was supposed to annex. Part of the West Bank wasn't clear how much it wasn't clear. Who is going to be living there? But was clear that this would be a move that would seriously derail the negotiated two-state solution that had been at the center of the way that the world had thought about a resolution to the Israeli Palestinian conflict for you know basically as long as we've been talking about this in the modern era. But a funny thing happened the rightwing Israeli government under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not an expert. The West Bank in fact it doesn't look like they'll be doing it anytime soon. It's unclear when these plans will resume or under what circumstances they would, but things are seriously off track. Doom worldly part of the VOX media podcast network. We're GONNA. Talk about why the plan to annex. Part of the West Bank got derailed and we're going to talk about what this plan has done. To specifically the way that Israel's most important ally, the United States. Has Thought and talked about the conflict I'm Zach Bisham here as always with John Williams, and out toward a going on, that's right. I said as always because though for the past three weeks. It has only been some combination of the two of us. We're all here things irregular. We did it. I A vacation I am coming to you from a newly painted a podcast studio, and I say guess studio in quotes, because it's been newly painted because soon, your humble home studio will be converted into a nursery because my wife and I are having a baby, a little, little worldly baby coming in November, so. We've been talking about it on the show, but I just want all of you to be psychologically prepared for the fact that I will be going on Prenton. Even you won't hear my lovely voice for some period of time hopefully around November I don't know Jen Jen and Alex will be. We'll be more than sufficient to guide you through the perils of the world as we're talking about this. If I don't die from paint fumes while we're recording this because this is very smelly now you're gonNA. Commit here now of the baby's name Wilby worldly right? Middle Name. That's made maybe Hebrew name. Well figure out figure out what the Hebrew for worldly as I'm not exactly sure of the translation would be. Generally beach him. Yes, no, you're also Esmond Beecham. Come on! We're in Galateri in household, and by not convince my wife to lead by awesome my last name. Atta Girl Katie. -gratulations sacking adulation Katie it's amazing old. Thanks, everybody. Speedy Baby. So, that's a whole that's nice. I'm glad you the audience knows. Jenin Alex obviously. But. All Right? Let's talk about The opposite of having a child, the Israeli Palestinian conflict, in terms of levels of joy and happiness, though this does appear to be a rare form of good news when we're talking about what's going on there at the annexation plan. Jen was widely perceived to be. Outside Israel anyway a disaster for the state of the conflict. Yeah, so just to kind of backup. You touched on this in your intro, but just to kind of you know. Remind people who don't you know, maybe study this stuff as closely obsessively as The worldly crew does. Under the traditional to stay framework that. Has Been supported by the US and most of the international community, most of the West Bank, which is the West Bank literally because it's to the west of the Jordan River. Confusingly to the east of Israel to be clear right, but to the east of Israel. But the West Bank would be basically given to the Palestinians as part of a final peace deal, so the Israelis and Palestinians themselves would negotiate what to do about these settlements, so there are Jewish settlements that have been built up over the years. Some of them are really heavily populated blocks that are close to Israel's current recognized borders. And so those areas it was kind of like always assumed that as part of this final deal, those would be seated to Israel. That would become Israel proper. Other parts of the West Bank could become. Part of a future. INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED INDEPENDENT PALESTINIAN STATE Those peace talks as you may know, have stalled for years, and there's no deal anywhere on the horizon basically. And so instead like the Israeli right basically has been pushing for Netanyahu's government Benjamin Netanyahu. To just go ahead and unilaterally annex just entire chunks of the West Bank? Without asking the Palestinians what they think about it without. Any sort of negotiations. It's just a unilateral. Landgrab essentially and so part of this. The impetus why is happening now or why? It was supposed to happen now? You may remember back in January. The trump administration unveiled their peace plan. Saying that with air quotes I I would say most experts send myself included with dot. necessarily. Call it a peace plan. It was developed by the US and Israeli government without actually any input whatsoever from Palestinian leaders. And so they basically laid out this plan that gave the green light. To Israel to go ahead and annex parts of the West. Bank without. Really any consultation with the Palestinians and so. This was like you said that widely considered to be a disaster for people who have have been committed to working towards this concept of a two state solution of a of the Edo safe, secure, inefficient, Israel living alongside safe and secure and prosperous, independent Palestine, and that's because if Israel just annex's entire chunks of the West Bank, these chunks are not all like connected there. Disparate little kind of enclaves throughout the West Bank and so it would essentially leave the West Bank, which again is supposed to be part of the hard of like the Palestine, the country of Palestine, looking like Swiss cheese right, and so it would be really hard for Palestine to be a viable state because it would have all these little chunks of. Israel inside of it, and so it's. This again was meant to be all kind of worked out between the two sides as part of like a final status deal. And instead it was just going to be Israel going. Yeah, that's not working for us, so we're just GONNA. Take what we want and good luck to everyone else and so it was really really like a huge moment of up ending years and years of. You know consensus on how this this is all going to play out and it was. Dramatic and huge and momentous and then. Nothing happened so as with all things israel-palestine. This is pretty complicated. In terms of what was going to be an excellent might not be where it would be. The whole thing was under discussion, but it seems like. There had been a few things that conspired together to to derail the annexation plan, and I guess. I, WANNA start with. the internal Israeli politics which complicated on two different sides right? There is the the current coalition after the last elections the parliamentary system, so you need a bunch of different parties, a very fragmented parliament of your system. It's mostly very right wing with the exception of one major partner of current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. which is a party led by Bennie gowns. Who is a former idea? General and gunsight ESPN the Israel Defense Forces that Israeli military. Guns Party. Is a sort of center right party that in theory had been open to annexation, but it wasn't clear how enthusiastic they were about, and they did well in the last election sort of fragmented during coalition dogs, but the point is Netanyahu given the nature of his parliamentary coalition needs this more centrist party and faction. In order to get any annexation plan through parliament. But the rest of his coalition is extremely right wing, so this created to problems renovation on the right. The settlers the parties who were really committed to the idea of annexation, and we're really pushing for it. In the first place were disappointed with the trump plan. They thought that it. It's even theoretical. Recognition of a Palestinian state was not acceptable from their point of view, and so pursuing annexation alongside or as part of under the auspices of the trump plan would not be acceptable to them right. They hated it. They wanted Israel just take stuff on their own. Take all the land. And generally were dubious about some kind of limited annexation plan. Now. Gone on the other side wanted any kind of annexation to be part of negotiations with the US an even it. It seems under some kind of consultation with the Palestinians, which is never going to happen. It seemed like he was a lot more lukewarm about this plan that it may have sounded during the election when he seemed quite open to me because of a perception that it was popular among the Israeli public, which is sort of unclear, but. The point is that God's wanted Netanyahu to do this in coordination with the United States and the international community and maybe possibly the Palestinians. And the US was sort of split right. There were competing American factions. David Friedman the US ambassador to Israel was very up on annexation..
"west bank" Discussed on Today in Focus
"For it to happen before November. How do rallies feel about annexation? So views a mixed. The isn't overwhelming support for it. It sort of breaks down roughly in the polls into about thirty percents four, and then like roughly thirty to forty against, and then the rest simply don't have an opinion on it, so it's not a huge issue especially when you compare it to the economy of the corona virus, response is not something entire countries calling for but what I will say, the people who are calling for our people that the right wing government wants to court their their supporters, their powerful groups, and also the response against annexation. There have been protests within Israel against. Thousands of Israelis rallied in Tel Aviv, about Saturday night, the government's plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank. Demonstrators waved Isreaeli and Palestinian flags, but those voices, and not very loud, and more importantly than very powerful Meriem vs international community has been fairly muted over the question of Palestine, but this proposal annexation has led to widespread contempt nation. Of course, the Palestinian Authority have rejected it. Ending Security Cooperation on saying that they would declare statehood if it happened next door Jordan have reacted angrily warning Israel massive complex. We are looking at this tremendous concern enjoyable, because it does not bode well for trying to get Israelis and Palestinians together, but also across the world, countries have expressed outrage. Almost fifty UN expert said that this would be a violation of international law risks offending more than a quarter of a century of international episodes. Of A future viable. State living in peace, security and mutual recognition with the state of Israel almost a thousand parliamentarians across Europe signed a letter strongly opposing plan. I'm Prime Minister Johnson here in the UK wrote an op-ed in an Israeli newspaper, urging Netanyahu to drop the plans. How significant is the outpouring? So it's significant a not very significance at the same time I think it is significant in that a lot. These representatives wouldn't have been so vocal in the past, but at the same time we have to keep in mind that they're speaking about the annexation right now in the Jordan Valley, but they don't speak about the historical violations that have happened against Stinian. Now no one's being held accountable for the unarmed civilians that were shot dead by Israeli military during Gaza protests Gaza. Health authorities say at least fifty five Palestinians died Monday during mass protests as the US officially opened its new embassy. In Jerusalem, you don't hear them speaking about the military detention of Palestinian, children in the West Bank as vocally and as explicitly as they are now. Why don't you think people have spoken out previously? It's easier to be vocal against Israel and trump presently when. When they're right-wing, sub promised. The and racism is a lot more blatant than it is. When an IT's more subtle more concealed to the international I I'm presumably is because we're talking about on accession, which is very very clearly a breach of international law, and is quite easy for politicians to say that it's wrong, but when Russia annexed Crimea, there was action Russia was expelled from the G. A.. That was sections. G. Think no be action here. If this goes ahead, it's it's truly. A moment of uncertainty right now because. Were trying to also put our hope in this semi shift in discourse in the international sphere that it will actually push accountability and real action in terms of sanctioning Israel in terms of holding it accountable for all of this, but at the same time these are all states that have de-legitimize. Things like the Palestinian divestment sanctions movement in their own state. We will stop public bodies from ticket themselves to boycott goods from other countries to develop their own pseudo foreign policy against countries, which nauseating frequency turns out to be Israel, but for places like the UK even Boris Johnson is saying this is a bad idea. This is Boris. Johnson I think they think it's a bad idea and condemning it not because it's a violation against Palestinians themselves, but because it is a defiance of them as powers and stakeholders of law worldwide..
"west bank" Discussed on Today in Focus
"Solemn, tell me about the Jordan Valley. What kind of place is and what kind of people that? Join Valley is a extremely beautiful part of Palestine. You have mountains that descend into. The Dead Sea on. Essentially, it's the lowest point on earth. We're surrounded. Orange Trees Lemon Trees Atris countries. And actually Jericho in Arabic. Rehab gets its name from the word smell because it's always smells so beautiful because of the agriculture. I live in Jericho. I grew up in Jacko and I come from a family. which are one of the indigenous clowns of me? Who've been there for centuries? It's quite small relatively. It's one of the smallest passenger in cities, and it's actually one of the poorest. Because economy has always been agriculture and tourism and for a long time. Israelis kind of have really destroyed, both and so a lot of Palestinians, who are from Jacko ended up going to work in settlements. When you said that People Kinley settlements. What kind of work do today? It's quite tragic actually because a lot of the water sources, the spring water have been taken by Israelis until you have literally Israeli pumps that divert the water from the springs. Have Been Palestinian agricultural land for centuries into settlements, and so a lot of the Palestinians who used to work on the farm show on the farms can no longer do so so they end up going to the farm next door, Israeli settlement farm, and working on it. It's the only source of income they can find. If you drive around the Jordan Valley around Jack, will you see the Palestinian? Farms which are now bound and barren dry next to these green lush Israeli settlement farms that have taken all the water. So this is a very tragic story. There Yeah! It's quite sad. The Jordan Valley and Director Solemn Barrowman leads is on the eastern side of the West Bank in Palestine. It has long been occupied by.
As annexation start date comes and goes, Netanyahu presses on with US talks
"Prime Prime Minister Minister Benjamin Benjamin Netanyahu Netanyahu appears appears to to have have backed backed off off a a major major campaign campaign promise promise sailing sailing to to make make any any annexation annexation move move on on his his July July 1st 1st deadline. Israel's prime minister now says he'll continue discussing the issue with the Trump White House. But with each passing day, the chances appear to grow more remote that Benjamin Netanyahu will unilaterally annexed large or small part of the disputed West Bank he's facing Stiff opposition from his own defense establishment and critically, the White House is wavering as President Trump's re election polls fall and covert 19 infection spike. It's likely US decision on this risky move will be delayed. Correspondent Gordana
Israeli defense minister says annexation of West Bank territory 'will wait,' citing coronavirus crisis
"Israel's top two leaders appear to be battling over the timing of the planned annexation of occupied West Bank land. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he'd like to begin the process as soon as this week, But his defense minister, the alternate Prime Minister, Benny Gantz, says annexation will wait while Israel continues to grapple with the Corona virus crisis.
Netanyahu tells settlement leaders Israel may annex less of West Bank than planned
"Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu had hoped in July to move forward with unilaterally annexing a third of the disputed west bank as Netanyahu indicates he's scaling back that controversial move Jordan continues to take the lead in fighting what it says will ruin the chances of a two state solution we get the update from ABC's Giordana Miller in Jerusalem Jordan's foreign minister making a surprise visit to Ramallah as Arab leaders continue to mobilize against Israeli west bank annexation
Jordan's FM warns against annexation on West Bank visit
"The foreign minister of Jordan has made an unannounced visit to the west bank there he is warning against any Israeli annexation of occupied territories as would kill hopes for a two state solution with the Palestinians both Jordan and the Palestinian strongly object to Israel's plan to annex around thirty percent of the west bank in line with president trump's Middle East plan they're seeking to rally the international opposition to such a move Jordan is one of only two Arab countries to have made peace with Israel it borders Israel to the east and has a large Palestinian
"west bank" Discussed on This Day in History Class
"A production of iheartradio. Hey y'all it's Eve's again and welcome to another episode of This Day in History Class. I am still at home recording from my closet so if I sound any different than that is why. But the history doesn't end so let's get on with the show. Today is March twenty. First Twenty twenty. The day was March. Twenty first nineteen eighty three the first wave of cases the West Bank. Fainting epidemic began in the town of Arba epidemic lasted until early April in the end researchers determined that it was likely triggered by psychological factors on the morning of March twenty first a seventeen year old student at a girls school in Florida noted feeling throat irritation and difficulty breathing. She also felt dizziness and abdominal pain over the next couple of hours. More students in other classes and a teacher began experiencing similar symptoms. Some of the students reported smelling rotten eggs. When public health officials arrived at the school? They figured that toxic gas was the culprit but none was found and doctors could not determine the cause of their symptoms. The school was closed but more people fell ill over the next few days by March twenty six. The illness had spread to the town of Janine in northern West Bank and surrounding villages though most of the cases occurred among female students some also occurred among Israeli Defence Force soldiers. Dozens of people were admitted to the hospital with residents reporting seeing a car. That was emitting a thick cloud of smoke. A third wave of the epidemic occurred on April third mostly around the city of Hebron in the West Bank. This wave spread quickly with most students. Seeing symptoms within a couple of hours students and some soldiers were affected by headaches and blurred vision in addition to the abdominal pains and dizziness after these outbreaks schools were closed and no more people reported being affected by the epidemic. All in all there were more than nine hundred forty people who fell ill during the epidemic to figure out it's 'cause researchers took air samples from ascites analyzed them they also took soil and dust samples and analyze suspicious substances found such as powders but they did not find any consistent patterns of environmental toxins throughout the epidemic the press reported on an album outbreaks. The media played a role in escalating fear and suspicion surrounding the epidemic. Some people suggested that those affected had been poisoned by some mysterious agent. Rumors circulated among the Arab population regarding the reasons behind the suspected poisonings and April Fourth New York. Times article set that quote. Palestinian leaders have accused Israeli settlers officials of using chemical warfare in West Bank schools to drive Arabs out of the area or to sterilize Arab curls it also said that Israeli officials accused radical Palestinians of using gas or chemicals to stir up demonstrations but in the end researchers concluded that the cause of the epidemic was psychological though there may have been low levels of an environmental toxin present. Initially they said that the effects of epidemic were heightened by anxiety and stress reports on a toxic gas being the cause also likely contributed to the epidemic spread. There was no evidence that reports of symptoms during the epidemic. Were made up. I'm East Jeffcoat and hopefully you know a little more about history today than you did yesterday. If you WANNA leave us a comment you can do so on facebook instagram or twitter at Ti ti H C podcast. And you can also email us at this day at iheartmedia.
"west bank" Discussed on The Last American Vagabond
"No sirens I mean the whole thing just gets more and more ridiculous as it goes forward and as as we shift over into the discussion about the deal of the century or the lie of the century. And how this all connects in my opinion. The idea that they're doing this to create continue to create the justification to be able to pretend that the Palestinians are the ones who don't want peace even though this deal has nothing to do with peace. This is a deal that basically rights into law the illegal occupation of Palestine. It's it's writing into law the apartheid state. That's what this is so there's no peace doesn't even play into this but therefore right right meanwhile as you can see here. Israel has escalated a trade war with the Palestinians by guess what stopping their agricultural exports through Jordan. Are this this is what's happening right this even in this new supposed. Peace deal right. You've got the Palestinians who still are going to have to live under the control of Israel. They're not author state despite all the lies and the nonsense they have to live inside Israel. They don't have access to their own ports. They don't have any borders the other nations they don't have any arms or defend themselves. Selves Tabasco State is their concentration camps. Essentially just like they are now there are people are going to use that hot button term because people are going to lose their minds but the reality is that we're talking about but they've always been doing the Israeli government right now is stopping their their their exports agriculture reports from Jordan. Why because it benefits them because they have that control to be able to exert pressure on them if and when they want to because they have no control of their own? And that's most to change when you give Israel more power. I mean really think about how ridiculous that is but this is what they want you to think things like this will suddenly disappear. The moment that that they have more power I it's it's staggering but people actually go along with this stuff in regard to the same thing that lie of the century as the tweet says remember how trump open Kushner insisted. The Arab world was behind the so-called yield century of also. Pointed this out already but nothing could be further from the truth as Kuwait and the Arab League lead the charge horrors in throwing the plan and the dust bin. So ask yourself whether it's trump supporters or people who believe this or anybody. Was He lying to you when they said this oversee just incompetent completely ill-informed or lied to by his advisors. There's probably a few things that could be the bottom line. Is You rely too again history. They stand up and say that everybody Baxter's and everybody wants this because that's what they were trying to force into your perception. The reality is nobody supports it. You know why because it's illegal bill because it's wrong even the just you could go off on this forever. The reasons for why it's wrong we've done in the past shows but just recognize that even the people they pretend supported the invited to the meaning to announce it our right now rejecting it but we're also being called racist for even pointing it out. Think about that in addition to that the US envoys now warning that they could pull their support if Israel unilaterally start starts drawing maps for the West Bank annexation nations rather as they do that. Because they're doing right now right then yahoos getting pressured by everybody else for being basically tricked or screwed over. Oh we're going to end all the West Bank and take all these things things and then they kind of just said Whoa. Don't do it yet because you're GONNA make us look bad. That's kind of how that went. Please don't do that. I mean as ridiculous that it's something that's flagrantly illegal that we all know it was illegal even though it's written into the stupid deal but if he wants to do it even before before he gets elected like right now and the Washington was clearly saying well. Woe don't do it yet right. Well now they're saying look. We're we might even pull back if you start to ask your drawing maps to annex more of the West Bank and it even goes to the point to where where they were forced to say. WHOA sorry Israel? We're not threaten you or anything we're just asking for patients. That's all I think about that. Think about what that shows as you you can stand up as an envoy as a diplomat and say hey you might lose support if you do this thing. That's not agreed to and that that is against the law that seems pretty straightforward. This is a threat. Doesn't sound like anything but just a basic statement of fact but but how dare they even go against what they WANNA do right so he has steph apologize. WHOA WHOA? We're not threatened Israel. We're sorry we're just asking for patients does that not reveal the dynamic between the US government and Israeli government. That's why you get them saying. Please don't do it yet. As opposed to. You can't do it yet. You have to see the power structure structure here are. US ambassador standing up and apologizing for stating a fact because it goes against what the Israeli government wants to do. Pretty alarming. I would say in addition with everything else that we're already showing you but this is what's ridiculous in addition to the the Palestinian discussion Russian. And what's happening with agriculture. That this continues the kind of acts that are I mean I mean just reprehensible this is even from the Israeli media. The idea of troops weren't at risk but they shot a Palestinian boy in the head anyway. Anyway that's not new. I mean I've reported on at least four or five of instances of this exact same thing I report on the one where the child was standing ending with his arms in the air and got shot by the fence just because he was there right. I mean this this is ongoing but now even the Israeli press is pointing out that they just are killing children brin right I mean this is this. This cannot be ignored but it will be it will be by the people that don't WanNa react to admit what's always been happening there. But how is this not discussed. Why is this allowed? Imagine if this was in Iran we would never hear the end of it. But of course when we're we're talking about Israel well that's that's not you know we won't talk about that why because they get special treatment as we've always pointed out to kill children it was out of nowhere. Shoot them because you feel like it is a pretty clear. There's a pretty clear pattern there from the US government from the Israeli government. Being involved. And I say the US because they're well well aware of it as they continue to veto things in the United Nations. That point things like that out you complicit if you do something like that but it's the Palestinians did the bad guys. Don't forget that right because all the evidence that is there that you can see right. Obviously not the reality of what we're pointing to is overwhelming the overflowing amount of information. That could be day day in day out showing what they continue to do arresting children's shooting golden bomb restricting electricity restricting fishing zones restricting their water. I mean these are mostly civilians mostly children. But they don't care and of course it all ties back to Iran right because as we know Palestinians earn ronin proxy according to Israel which which again as I pointed out the other day should make you question why they even need justification to bomb loss right because they'll bomb Iran and Syria whenever they want they'll just bomb Syria because Iran's there so if Iran's John's also in Palestine why do they need to make a justification right think about that well because they recognize that. It's hard to see the anything different when you've got a group that's clearly an open air prison. That can't leave. And you're just continuing to bomb them for no reason they after manufactured rockets so one they always look like they're in defense and to there's some kind of justification vacation for the wildly disproportionate response. That happens every single time but recognize how disjointed that is where one side they can do no reasoning the other side. Will they have a rocket every single time. That's an open field. GAAS no damage every time but this is going well past will pass the idea of just Iran or just Israel Israel or Syria or just Yemen. Just anywhere else. They pretend Rana's proxies well now the. US is framing Afghanistan Shiites as immediate threats. It's did I not tell you this was coming. I told I mean this. This is one of the longest out I I said this will not too long ago but long enough said this is coming after the Afghanistan papers exposed all their horrid lies decades and decades of lies multiple presidencies continuing the same illusion. Asian showing you that there's goes well beyond whatever fake president you think is in place. Well now we have to make up some reasoning for while we're going to be there since we got exposed. Well it's because Iran Ron bad guy. Didn't you know Iran's always been there. That's what they're saying now and now it's not just around but it's the Shiite militias right has pointed out if you're a Shiite today you're you're a bad guy but don't let but don't let that kind of cross the idea that Mike pompeo is championing championing press for religious freedom around the world right as he'd marches around the world pretending to fight for religious freedom. He is actively waging an ideological war against Shiites because he's of disgusting hypocrites that's the point. US frames Afghan Shiite militias Alicia as an immediate threat and this was February seventh. This was put out then yourself two days later after they stand up and make a huge statement about Afghan Shiites are now immediate threat to us. Soldiers die. That's just coincidence. Though right because we told you they were a big threat. We knew it was coming and it happened. We told you so right or these are just two people that got killed in Iran attacked. And we're just continuing to find new places to pretend they died right possible. Look this is another one of these insider attacks which is really embarrassing for these people because what that. I haven't actually talked about this yet but I've been reading about it. The idea that we're talking about the basically Taliban insiders that infiltrate their military so this means this was a person that had been actively working inside the base of the US soldiers and and then one day just woke up and attacked or whatever just attack at a nowhere. It's been happening all through Afghanistan because we're talking about counterinsurgency here right. People don't want them. They're just like you don't want them in Iraq or they don't want them in Syria. They don't want them anywhere. They're not allowed to be but they're still doing it anyway. So now these people are forcing their way in and bombing within the basis and it's been kept pretty catastrophic traffic. Actually but this is as I say as I've seen the first incidence of US soldiers dying but can we not just reflect on that two days later after they say that these exact exact Shiite Moore rather than Afghan Shiite militias are an immediate threat that we have an attack and two soldiers die. How much you WANNA bet? This is going to be laid at the feet of Iran where this is going as his throughout the US occupation of Afghanistan one of the ongoing examples of violent persecution of religious minorities. Ladies was has raw Harris Afghanistan's Shiite population after doing little about this the US in Afghanistan are now looking to reframe the Shiites and in particular this one specific Shiite militia and its immediate threat to national security immediate. Only as of now. Because nothing's changed right suddenly. Suddenly this group. That's doing the same thing they been doing for a long time now a threat because we want them to be radio. Free Europe classic propaganda ever dutifully playing up. The narratives introduced the story of a few thousand of them returning to Afghanistan after volunteering to fight against Isis and Syria. So here's what's interesting. This is a group that veil L.. Acknowledge was fighting Isis. But somehow them coming back are now bad guys right anyone fighting against Isis in the eyes of the. US government are bad guy because they're fighting their proxy right. This is about as stupid as General Salamone the leading factor in the groups fighting isis being a terrorist. Because they don't like him because they don't like Shiites right. This is how ridiculous Nicholas and.
"west bank" Discussed on The Last American Vagabond
"You can't believe anything's Jerry Jones saying likewise the CDC has been up to a AW research the golden testing of offensive biological weapons up to their eyeballs. Going at least back to the early days of the Reagan administration instauration up these. CDC At American a culture collection said forty shipments of weapons specific file logical agents to Saddam Hussein of Iraq during the Iraq. Iran wards in the L. connects attention. That's on saying would weaponize and off against shrimp. Well think about how crazy this is though you. These are things that are very easy to find and look up the reality that they gave Saddam Hussein. You know all kinds of chemical weapons. Didn't they were used on right. And then at the same time we pretend like that's outrageous outrageous in red lion. Everyone no but it doesn't matter when the US government uses against their adversaries or when Israel or anybody else work with us as white phosphorus or any other kinds of things that are happening regularly regularly right. This wasn't that long ago right. This is at the same time they were using the excuse against other people that they were using chemical weapons but it was happening right in front of us in addition into that. He's talking about bio weapons that they're using and giving to Saddam Hussein. I mean this is never stopped. Ladies and gentlemen this has always been happening. And it's all it's continuing now. That's why I think it's so ridiculous we can pretend like. It's not possible that this was some kind of an effort either joint or individual quite ridiculous. Let's listen to that. Again of offense involve biological weapons up to their eyeballs. Going at least back to the in in work And the WTO is working hand in glove with the Chinese government. Disseminating Chinese government propaganda ECORSE. Oh sorry went back to for. CDC has been up to of research development testing of offense savall biological weapons to their eyeballs. Going at least back to the early days of the Reagan administration win up the CDC Z.. At American type of culture collection sent forty shipments of weapons. Specific biological struggle agents to Saad Hussein off in Iraq during Iraq-iran War in the hall connects occasion. That's on Hussein would weaponized them and used against rain well. What happened was after that Iraq was over? US troops were neither blew up these facilities contaminated themselves With our own biological warfare agents. which shop has as a contributing factor to the goals launched out? That's crazy understand what he's suggesting right there that this is the idea that these biological illogical weapons that they gave to Iraq to use against Iran. Weekly then later blew up because they were trying to cover up sort of the same thing. They're trying to do an Lib right. Now get rid of the evidence of what they have been doing there. And then he suggesting that in and of itself the blowing up that his biological weapons was to some degree responsible for Gulf War Syndrome. I mean there's no end to these he's ties. There's no end to the idea. Go as far back as you go. It seems you can fine ties to some kind of malicious activity. It's unreal and it. Looks like as Jerry Rian Bill or both pointing out in the chat. 'cause they watch my past show. Don't forget we just talked about this. The project for new American Century outlines very clearly the idea that biological weapons ethnically focused would be a good political tool glad. People are watching the show. It's good to see this is something that not be after. Remember this. You'RE GONNA and it's good to get these shared because right we're talking about this from show to show to show people don't always get all the information. But this is it's been documented outlined are this has been planned and been written down and been seen to fruition for a very very very long time. Think about how disgusting that is talking about the war that also killed five hundred thousand children people that are continuing to suffer from depleted the uranium rounds in Iraq right and on top of that they display exploded the whole bunch of biological weapons in their country that actually affected Americans on the way back but think about about what it's doing to the country still right now if I mean let's just say at the moment after it happened until it dissipated I guess I'm not sure how long that would maybe it will. Maybe it still be there. But that's really disgusting to think about. It's a horrifying thing I mean. These are bombshell information again. That expert in his field like this if this guy was was saying what they wanted him to say he overseeing any Fox News just like always but the moment you challenge the narrative. You get excommunicated. Doesn't matter about the data with our own biological agents which show has a a contributing factor to the Gulf War Syndrome Solo. You can't believe anything the CDC SAYING NIH has been up towards. I also all routes stop on king function of Biowarfare Diane to song. You just can't believe these in just in in case you're missing all these abbreviations right. These are all these official groups right. The National Institution of health all these groups that are being used and and put forward as our safety net are in fact all the people who are deeply invested in this biological warfare agenda in and get that doesn't necess- it doesn't have to imply that they are doing it for some kind of nefarious you. You know weapons program at some level. They may just be to make money right. Obviously the vaccine companies. That's all they see but nonetheless. They're all tied up within in complicity and willing to ignore what's obviously being used from this Jessica can make a dollar whereas obviously there are people invested in this that have far more nefarious reassigned sinister agendas as we see playing out right in front of us. Vice is of knock people are going to have to go out and and for themselves or the Internet out with alternative sources of information. Which is why? I'm I'll give you the standard and so it looks like I don't know what's going on with the Stream. It doesn't seem like it's cutting out on my end but everyone's seemingly seemingly saying in the Stream is down some saying too bad about the stream. I'll see you all later. I told you guys I'm telling you this is this is going to be the way. It is the more that we grow the more that we reach each people. The more information we share the more these things will continue to happen the more censorship and suppression and manipulation and look can't we can't pretend this ridiculous today I mean this isn't they're open. Legislated video remove their openly censoring openly. Right fake news and hate speech means anything they want it to mean so just remember that it just this is going to continue but also remember that. I'm not going to go away. They can remove everything I possibly have if it comes down to. I'll go on my own radio station and do I will never never stopped bringing this information to you but they will absolutely continue to censor so just remember that but people back and forth people saying it's here it's there it's everywhere there but I'll give it a minute to refresh. Everybody can get back on the page. So let's keep going. I almost going to guarantee that this video probably won't even stay up anyway just because I mean here's what's even more ridiculous if the video doesn't get removed that's even more stupid. Come talking about the exact same thing. They just removed right but here. This is going to be a harder. Wonder Moot remove because we're laying this out in plain detail his history his experience who the person is and why he's saying what he is and simply reporting on the man saying this right and that's reportable but it'll probably get moved anyway mental just simply make our point for us all right. Seems like everyone's back. Let's keep going. I wrote off Yang here. Here's before he gets into this. This is an interesting part of the discussion because this is something that was very quickly dismissed dismissed by everybody right and the point is their argument. was that it was for a vaccine right. And that's that's the same thing we report because that's not a lie but when and this this is where they play lay on the lack of understanding of these things that the average people and then of course you get the special prowls out there that are that know about this stuff but then go out and gaslight people into thinking that they're wrong the idea here. Is that this person again. An expert on this topic is coming out and telling you about you. Know what this ultimately means and you'll see won't say it right before he says it but the point is the discussion about these patents are very relevant now understand first of all as we pointed out before that the corona virus itself is you know there's there's multiple strains of this including the common cold and all kinds of different things so this is has been discussed in patent in research for a long time but this one is discussing won't let let you see what he has to say. We'll come back to it..
"west bank" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Listening to the Capital One Orange Bowl ESPN radio and ESPN out from State Street and the first west bank studio this is W. M. V. P. Chicago ESPN one thousand a car goes home for sports John Gilbert Jones the Capital One Orange Bowl Florida at the moment leaves a thirty three to twenty one of the touch on my P. run is under review and I'm hoping that some of that you were right there inside the five yard line about three yards from where I'm standing on the two yard line right now so on hand in real time I thought it was good to hear the line judge came running down to the field judge say nothing he stepped out the judge waved him off the road a touchdown I thought it was good in real time I'm looking at it so mark right now I'm telling you I see a little bit a green white the in between that tell mark from will be right those thank you a bloody right there even without the touchdown he runs a career one hundred thirty eight yards rushing first the gold diggers at the one take the stand please he will on Wall he lives one million and that was an answer right there was a problem go for two rooms trying to make this a two touchdown game being up twelve at this point as easy as contrast the near north of here on a bigger more the stadium for the football game hello four nine for the tackle woman he said don't pull it down and in the end zone on the zone resell players shot down and sure enough the offense on the field to go through to try to make this a fourteen point ballgame their moans twenty five water was all the way up to the numbers out of the office here makes me got the light pole with this two point attempts nine thirty three left in the fourth quarter France three seasons swinging motion upon some eighteen now we can handle rooms right moves back love please the version is no good notes here with a good job defensively for Virginia yes see the that's of a play that I've seen a bunch of time it's called sprint right shoot where everyone else goes right in front of Leica tied in out in left in a time Taylor was wise to the ski season that play before as well so he didn't say a shoot that's the Disney version of what the players actually called very well done say nine thirty three left in the fourth quarter it's now Florida thirty three Virginia twenty one you're listening to the Capital One Orange Bowl on ESPN radio and ESPN out Tuesday new year's eve is upon us so what should your team's resolution being pluses every single wild cards what you think go all the way and we'll give it a week seventeen awards Tuesday I'm going to succeed radio is he's on the Kentucky Wildcats in the Belk bowl coverage begins tomorrow at noon eastern on ESPN radio and on ESPN new year's day college football the tradition continues in Pasadena Justin Herbert leads the pac twelve champion ducks against Jonathan Taylor the badgers in the grand Daddy of them all the Rose Bowl game presented by northwestern mutual number six Oregon versus number rate Wisconsin at five eastern then the Bulldogs look for a bounce back victory against a resurgent bears in the big easy the all state Sugar Bowl number five Georgia versus number seven Baylor eight forty five new year's day on ESPN and streaming live on the ESPN app one time I was down in Miami filling in with you guys and we're in a discussion in the break about jail and still got very flippantly like not even into the microphone just because I would kill a jail you know me pretty well now that you think I would feel it yeah negotiating I'd run prisons download unsubscribe Tuesday right now one apple podcast bottom five or wherever you get your podcast he sees that Capital One Orange Bowl ESPN radio and on the E. S. P. N. F. Florida thirty three Virginia twenty one.
"west bank" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
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"west bank" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
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"west bank" Discussed on Why Won't You Date Me?
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"west bank" Discussed on AP News
"In the west bank by the end of this month now that israel has assigned frequencies and allowed the import of equipment it's been a decade since palestinian operators first asked for israeli permits but now faster four g is increasingly available in the middle east israel has said it blocked three g in palestine because of security concerns but it's never offered details it suggested highspeed mobile data could make it easy the us is moving ships and bombers tori korea as ap correspondent charles taylor desmond reports the move comes ahead of the winter olympics the us is beefing up its presence around the korean peninsula but deploying stealth bombers at least one extra aircraft carrier and a new amphibious assault ship to the region coming off the washington agreed to postpone massive annual military maneuvers with south korea until after the winter games north korea says the us is trying to put a chill on its renewed talks with seoul saying the move is an unpardonable minute tree provocation he will representatives of both koreas have held a second round of talks near the demilitarized zone to try to pave the way for a north korean delegation to join the winter games i'm charlie pellett asthma while tom republicans continue to insist president donald trump did not use a vulgar word during an immigration meeting last week the man who first spoke out about it democratic senator dick durban reiterated his stance ap correspondent shelly adler reports i know what happened i stand behind every word that i said that the illinois senator dick durban after attending a martin luther king junior event in chicago this speaks to america and its future immigration in his message to the world i have a message which i think is inconsistent with the values of this country as for the president yesterday in florida.