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Fresh update on "prime minister" discussed on Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe
"Trade tensions with AKI partner just months after the adoption of a new North American trade agreement, Amanda Coletta covers Canadian politics for the Washington Post and spoke with comas. Jeff Pooja, the U. S and Canada been close for years. What has been Canada's response to this well, Canada today announced, but it would retaliate with its own terrace on roughly $2.7 billion of US aluminum products. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is going to be holding consultations over the next 30 days with business leaders. Industry groups other Canadians on a pretty extensive list of aluminum products that they'll try to Some whittled down, and they said that they will be imposing the tariffs by September 16 so about a month after the United States of Tariffs are expected to be going into effect. So the trade war is heating up with Canada of all of all places, and we mentioned that new trade agreement of these tariffs in line with the or with that agreements or in violation of it well, the new agreement in the United States Mexico Canada Agreement. It went into effect on July 1st, so we're just a little bit over her a month from a trade deal that President Trump has, you know, sort of praise as one of his landmark accomplishments. Your You might recall that the United States had lovey tariffs on Canadian aluminum and Steel and 2018 and Canada had retaliated than with tariff on more than $12 billion of American goods, including catch up whiskey playing cards. In 2019 the Trump Administration agreed toe lift those tariffs on Canadian goods on Canada agreed to lift its retaliatory tariffs, in part because this was the only way that Congress said that it would agree to Ratify the replacement for NAFTA. Under the terms of that 2019 agreement, if ideal, if there was a surge in feeler, aluminum imports from Canada and the United States could re impose tariffs on that product and Canada would be confined to retaliating on products on Lian that affected sector. So the United States claims that import of one particular type of aluminum from Canada have searched to beyond historic levels. But The aluminum industry on both sides of the border sort of disputes. But there has been a search as one expert who spoke to my colleagues and I today said this is really where the lawyers come in. So is this dispute expected to cause other problems for the U S Canadian relationship? You know, I think there's a little bit of a weariness with thes. Flaring up of tensions between Canada and the United States. Ah, lot of the premier's, including premiers, who are sort of of a conservative bent have sort of railed against the president today and called on Canada to retaliate. That's Amanda Coletta with the Washington Post. And that's Como's Jeff Pooja.
Canada says it will impose retaliatory tariffs on US imports
"Extra unemployment benefits, which expired last week. Canada says it's preparing retaliatory measures against the U. S. After President Trump announced at 10% tariff on imports of Canadian aluminum Dan Carpenter, Chuck reports in a statement. Deputy Prime Minister Christian Freeland says Canadian aluminum does not undermine U S national security. Instead, it strengthens it. Ottawa says it will target products in states represented by Republicans Aluminum associations on both sides of the border have condemned Trump's move, saying it will only add volatilities to the industry and
Fresh update on "prime minister" discussed on 1A
"Peace Processes is having a central key figure like him how important is that to the success of those of those movements he quoted Martin Luther King He. He used to say an eye for an eye leaves everyone blind and then added it. We have to start spilling sweat not blood. And so his voice as a moderate. Roman Catholic, as, of course, a political leader. But as a person who called for moderation who also combine the kind of tactics that one needs in order to succeed some of these. Some of these movements, he publicly criticized the violence of the Irish Republican, army the IRA but also at the same time conducted diplomacy, often secret with political leadership and was criticized of course for his secret peace talks with Gerry Adams. So I think that history would argue two things one, you do need a voice, you need a leader when it comes to. Fixing these troubles and obviously I use that word. Specifically. But you also need a and he said this himself you also need a groundswell of movement. You also need grass roots, and of course, he helped build those he helped nurture those and he would say that wasn't only up to him or any leaders. It was also a they were trying to reflect where people were hoping to go and he just helped lead them there. India's Prime Minister laid the foundation stone that marked the start of construction on a new Hindu shrine on Wednesday, and that's notable. I because it's at a disputed site where a mosque was razed by Hindu extremists nearly thirty years ago and second because India is by its constitution, a secular country and the construction of the new temple is seen by Indian Muslims as the latest indignity and a front to their rights in a country with surging Hindu nationalism indira, can you give us a quick history lesson what happened at the site twenty eight years ago? Absolutely. But before that I wanted to make one last point about John Human, you were saying what was so special about him. I, think he understood that old saying which is you don't make peace with your friends. That you do have to bring enemies together and you have to be ready to talk In India Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done something that is incredibly incredibly. I think it's going to lead to a lot of problems. Let's be honest he is as we know. A Hindu nationalist president who's been very. Popular. But has moved the country further to toward the right and towards Hindu nationalism in one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, two, there was a a sectarian communal violence outbreak where Hindu mobs demolished a medieval mosque in Udrea that had been, they claimed that it was built on the ruins of an ancient temple for Lord Rom. So the Hindu said that there had been a Hindu temple there, but we're talking you know a thousand years earlier there was this medieval mosque that had been built on top of it. So Hindus, and Muslims have claimed ownership of this site they fought about it for decades last year the Supreme Court. In India, gave the site to Hindus which ended a long legal battle but to actually put down the foundation stone here and say, we're going to build a Hindu temple in what in modern times had been a Muslim mosque I think is going to just inflame further You know communal violence between Indians between Hindus and Muslims. Muslims are, of course, the largest minority group in India, which is a majority. Hindu country. So Hindus believe I showed the this particular place is the birthplace of Lord Ram one of the most important Hindu gods but there's also the question of why is Modi doing this now? A lot of these are seen as stunts to get more popularity sort of nationalist populist operations, and I really am worried about violence that may come out now with the laying of this foundation stone. Ansi talk a little bit more about how Hindu nationalism has grown under Narendra Modi and what that's mean what that has meant for Indian Muslims. Well, that's such. A great point because you know this stone was laid on the one year anniversary of when he revoked the semi autonomy granted to Kashmir, which is muslim-majority and he'd also. put out a law citizenship law that was seen as discriminating against Muslims, and so these moves are seen as sort of an escalation of moving India from a secular state to a Hindu national state and I think the simple answer to questions that Muslims who make up fourteen percent of the population and India are starting to feel like second-class citizens because of the shift away From secularism to a more hindu-nationalist state and I think this now sort of a physical demonstration of that the the the not only that it was done the day that it was done it's become a part of a pattern that we've seen with mods over over his tenure they make how how are these tensions showing up in the country? Well, we've seen as as both Indira and. Nancy. Were saying we've seen previous attempts by the government to pass things like the citizenship law and that law. Sparked massive protests. I mean some of the biggest challenges to two motives rule and mody used cove it as a cover in order to attack some of those protest leaders and accused them of anti-terrorism and so he's Kinda taken advantage of. These moments of covert and it's You Know It's a distraction from those from the Cova threat. India has one of the worst outbreaks in the world has. Economic issues that are increasing because of Covid and so it's a convenient distraction from that at the same time as as it is fulfillment of his promise. Many promises to his Hindu nationalist political base and and really. I think as we've been talking about a real milestone we'll look back on this as a milestone you know as part of his efforts to really shift that secular. Foundation. In India's history toward much more overt Hindu identity and and frankly there's very little stopping him continuing to do. So we'll talk a little bit more about position to Modise agenda India. Yeah, there has been opposition for years, but mody did win this landslide reelection victory in May twenty nineteen. So despite all these opposition parties and intellectuals being against him and sort of a wide variety of people from leftists and intellectuals to Muslim Muslim party and the centrist Congress party there against him, but it has not. It has not stopped his popularity I want to correct something I said earlier, which is that the barbary mosque which was raised back in nineteen ninety two was actually a five hundred year old mosque Sixteenth Century Mosque and the Supreme Court when it said that it was granting the land over to the Hindus because were saying that an archaeological survey showed evidence that the remains of the original building were not Islamic. But. Let's not forget that two thousand people were killed in the riots over this emotionally charged space. This exact same spot in one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, two, it was one of the worst outbreaks of communal violence in Indian history since the partition and the horrible violence that spewed from that I mean an important thing for listeners to keep in mind is that when India became independent in nineteen forty seven, it was meant to be a Hindu and Muslim secular country of people living together. So it's really troubling that someone is trying to whip up religious sentiment for. Nationalist purposes. Well, that's all for our news round up our guest.
beirut explosion latest news
"Some exercises in perspective the IRA bomb which severely damaged Canary Wharf in London in Nineteen ninety-six was estimated at just over one ton of ammonium nitrate Timothy McVeigh's bomb which demolished a federal government building in Oklahoma City in nineteen ninety-five was just over two tons of the same material. The boss which erupted in Beirut's port on Tuesday was estimated at two. Thousand seven hundred and fifty tons of ammonium nitrate. One of the biggest peacetime non nuclear explosions in history as Bhai. Route begins the barely imaginable task of cleaning up and is understandably enough growing tear gas was fired yesterday at protesters near the parliament building I'm joined. Now by Lila Milana, Allen France twenty four's correspondent in Beirut Leyla. First of all, you have been visiting the port which was the epicenter of the explosion. I can't begin to imagine where you would even describe such scene but I'm going to ask you to have a crack at doing that the scene is as you say, almost indescribable does smoke still rising from the charred MBA's off. Destroyed packing crates destroyed shelving and it says every kind of. Utility things you'd expect to see in shops. Twisted. Washing machines on the floor items from pharmacies because this of course port, this is the one thirty functional in Lebanon imposed everything and everything was stored than in the center. You have the remains of these enormous grain silos that carried the grain for the majority of the country completely destroyed and parts of them. Still collapsing there you have a aid workers desperately trying to dig people of rubble that's thirty meters deep, and the conditions are horrific temperatures of thirty degrees baking hot sun. The air is thick and brown the smell acrid burning metal and plastic. It really is post-apocalyptic and this goes on for over a mile. Entire poor is just smoking twisted metal and daybreak. Nash. have. You got a clear sense of how widespread the damage across Beirutis. How far can you go from the blast without seeing broken windows? So it. was about nine kilometers where we're still doing things like breaking windows the impact of it and having people. That's it really has spread incredibly far, and it's an uneven spread as well because. What's happened is that the grain ciders positioned in a certain way which meant that it protected half of the city of West Beirut, which historically has in many disasters. Conflicts actually born the brunt of of problems in Beirut and actually deflected the majority of the blast towards the East and the south, which is why a famous areas like Gymnasium Ohio Asha fear completely The buildings there obliterated and one of the concerns now is a lot of. Buildings the older buildings in Beirut the few buildings left in the east of in pre-civil war, which were much loved already, quite delicate on the point of collapse yesterday as people were trying to clear the streets constantly civil defense volunteers trying to pull people back away from these buildings with balconies hanging down stone starting to crumble because of course, that's a huge dangerous. People are still sifting through rubble trying to find loved ones that buildings could. New Buildings that had not yet collapsed could collapse on top of the other issue is that the new builds a lot of them are concrete and speaking to an engineer what can happen with concrete is that with a shockwave blast like this concrete cracks easily under pressure and so that can be in tunnel cracks there that you don't know about in can't be seen from the outside, but the make the building unstable and because there's really been. Very, little help from the government with people trying to go back into their homes, clear up and see what they can retrieve and whether their homes are still livable. Many people going back into very unstable buildings and some living there because they have no other former shelter. So a real risk of further injury as buildings might potentially collapse over the next few days very similar to the aftermath of an earthquake, which is what this is compared to. A among the people who was serving the damage in Beirut yesterday was of course, President Emmanuel Macron of France undertaking a extraordinary spontaneous visit. How is that being received? I mean, it's it's understandable enough that Lebanese politicians don't want to interact at a personal level with the public at the not only for their own safety but is it being regarded as strange that the first high profile politician to to take a walkabout should be the president of an entirely different country? Well, it is strange, but it's not being regarded as strange. I was down on the street yesterday when McCone was was walking through glad-handing the crowd I mean, he really was you know playing up to it and was supposed to be going to Baabda Palace, the Presidential Palace to meet with politicians and delayed that for an extra hour on the schedule to stay with Lebanese people in the streets of course, playing up very much. The fact that he was there to see them he'd said before the visit my main priorities to go and be with the people of Lebanon. And extend, solidarity's to them, and then after that I will be dealing with the political varieties speaking to them. So in the streets, he was absolutely mobbed by people he's hugging people shaking hands with them people coming up tim saying, please don't give those politicians any money that corrupt criminals we don't trust them and he responded to one woman I know you don't trust them graffiti everywhere saying don't give one. Euro. To those Michael help us. So he really did make himself as I say a man of the people yesterday I spoke to a couple of young women afterwards. WHO said to me? That man was more of a leader to us in fifteen minutes than any of our politicians have been where all day no one has come to see us where are they wears the help and later in the day after a lot of commentary that. The. Obviously. Lebanese politicians feeding quite shamefaced one. The justice minister did come down to the streets to try and speak to people clearing up and she had water thrown in her face and chanting protest. Immediately, they're not welcome and that people absolutely fading that the government has no interest in safety in their health in their wellbeing and their ability to rebuild hiding away from them as everybody marshals together to try and get things. Back to nothing like normal but something livable at least just to follow that up finally, regular listeners may recall that you and I were speaking on Monday talking about the resignation of Lebanon's foreign minister and that seemed like a pretty big story at the time He's probably ruin his timing at this point but have you seen or heard anything in terms of actual messaging attempts to help or anything from the alleged government of Lebanon or d you kind of assume that they've all got to the point where they just realized the games up nobody really wants to hear from them anymore. It's quite extraordinary. There is honesty nothing happening in terms of that what the government is doing a lot of finger pointing at each other and previous administrations about who's to blame for this they've put everybody associated with the report under house arrest and saying that they're going to find the perpetrators. But of course, everybody's saying somebody else's the perpetrator on what we know so far it seems that for six years has been ongoing negligence at the highest. Level where a several reports were were built up by the head of the port and have customs sent to the government center the Prime Minister's Office the judiciary about the fact that this was a ticking time bomb and something has to be done completely ignored. So the government is going on about this investigation saying they'll find responsible meanwhile three hundred, thousand people in Beirut homeless, five, thousand injured hundreds still missing, and honestly all you can see on the streets is volunteers. The. Lebanese. breath volunteers, obviously with their ambulances civil defence wanting tears, young people armed with spades and rooms marching down the street just going into people's homes into buildings and sweeping up what they can and moving onto the next one cleaning up themselves. They all said to me of course not here we wouldn't expect anything else from them with the only people who can help ourselves and today international aid. Groups coming in different countries, sending their own firefighters medical support in, and still a complete absence of the Lebanese government anywhere except the poor area learn Milana Allen in Beirut thank you very much for joining us.
Fresh update on "prime minister" discussed on America First with Sebastian Gorka
"As an end of day deadline for a deal is looming. Chief of Staff Mark Meadows says President Trump wants to move forward with negotiations. The president is right to be frustrated with Congress Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she hopes there is room for compromise. I couldn't help but thinking over at the table Is that what they were offering us was Sophie's choice. Despite weeks of near daily meetings, the forest drugged and overcome steep political headwinds and policy differences to reach an agreement and have little progress to show so far. Raising the odd that they probably will miss her self imposed time line Bernie Bennett in Washington, California, surpassing 10,000 deaths from the Corona virus, making it the US state with 1/3 highest death since the start of the pandemic. They figure reported by Johns Hopkins University, New York with the highest number of deaths at more than 32,000 followed by New Jersey Nearly 16,000 Also a townhall dot com President Trump's latest actions against TIC TAC and the growing US Chinese conflict over technology and security, the president has issued two executive orders banning US dealings with the Chinese owners of popular social Media app, Tic TAC, and we chat. It remains unclear, though, if he has the legal authority to actually banned the apse from the United States, which could happen in 45 days. Beijing criticized the move as political manipulation. But the Trump Administration has expressed concern that Chinese companies could provide American user's personal information to Chinese authorities. Greg Clugston. Washington The July unemployment reporters out, it's better than expected employersgroup their payrolls by close to two million jobs, The unemployment rate is down to 10.2%. Socks remain lower than ours. Down 51 points. The NASDAQ off 138 more of these stories at townhall dot com. Now, the O'Reilly update brings you something you might not know. There now 18 million cases of Cove it and more than 120 countries. Five million here in the U. S. A. The diseases killed 160,000 Americans and less than six months. While the contagion spread across North America, Europe and beyond. Some countries on this planet are left totally unscathed here, the places that have avoided the plague. First the Solomon Islands archipelago located northeast of Australia. Is home to 650,000 people. On March 27th the prime minister there declared a state of emergency and suspended all flights into the country. Officials report. Zero confirmed cases of cove. It Next stop a Samoa. U. S territory 200,000 residents. No virus. The country learned valuable lessons from a deadly measles outbreak in 2019. Once early reports of Cove it Came out of China. The government immediately banned international travel and public transportation. The case count remains a zero, but public health experts warn just a single covert infection. Could spread the virus throughout Samoa in weeks. Heading north to Polynesia. The nation of Tuvalu, also reporting zero victims. Just 11,000 people live on the island, according to the CDC. Americans traveling, they're of a higher chance of contracting measles, hepatitis and typhoid. Think over it. Other places. Managing to avoid the pandemic include Tonga and the Marshall Islands, both in the Pacific. Finally, there are two countries claiming To be co vid free. Despite devastating outbreaks in near by Iran. Officials in Turkmenistan. Say they have yet to see a single case of Cove it but a prominent mayor died there. On July 20th. Doctors insist he perished from a quote undiagnosed pneumonia. North Korea's Communist Party, also in denial. Regime, claiming the hermit kingdom has managed to escape the pandemic since March. Despite sharing a border with China. Back after this. I couldn't believe we were being evicted from our home that we didn't sell. As with, Deborah said, when she learned she was the victim of home title fraud,.
That history should not repeat: Hiroshimas storytellers
"Seventy, five years ago, this week, the B twenty, nine, bomber, Nola gay dropped little boy, the world's first use of an atomic weapon. At Eight fifteen in the morning of August six Japanese time. The first atomic thumb has done enemy talk. It detonated over. Hiroshima immediately killing around one hundred and forty. Thousand People I'm was aimed to explode about zero point. In the city at the junction of. Untold River. Three days later, another stroke sake. As Japan marks the anniversary, it hopes to keep the wartime memories alive using the stories of people who survived the attacks. On all. Holland. But the average age of survivors is now over eighty three. But those. This'll be the last chance to hear from those witnesses during a major anniversary. August sixth nineteen forty five was supposed to be a day off for seventeen year old. Takeo to Toco. No Snyder is the economists Tokyo Bureau chief. She had made plans to meet two girlfriends at eight fifteen owning at a train station on the west side of Shema. She was running late, and then she stepped outside, she saw flash and heard a bang. Which you regained consciousness, she found herself lying thirty meters away a mushroom cloud rising over the city. People with charts skin peeling from their arms rushing over a nearby hillside. Mr K. Ohka left's to look for her mother. and. Found rivers filled with bodies took her six days to locate her mom who is still miraculously alive. Mom lived for another twenty two years. We stuck ohka became a prominent voice amongst the hypocrisy shower, atomic bomb survivors, atomic sufferers. Telling Her story abroad many times in hopes of preventing atomic bombs from ever being used again. I heard this tale from her daughter. He got no. Mario. Who's part of a fascinating unique project underway in both your Sima Nagasaki to help preserve the stories, of Hypoxia, for generations to come to, how does this project work? So there are still some hundred and thirty thousand living. inbox. Amiss. Gone. But their average age is now over eighty three and the number who can tell their stories publicly is declining drastically. Just. You got the fact that could have done this. So the city government's in both fishermen sake have been recruiting scores of volunteers like music Otieno to become what they call dense Shosha or legacies successors. These are essentially memory keepers, people who learned the stories of the hypoxia down to the most gruesome details in order to be able to retell them with power and veracity for years into the future do. So the volunteers in, Hiroshima, have to go through a rather rigorous course, three years of study training discussion with hypoxia before they're allowed to retell the stories in public. Ms Higashi, no is somewhat unusual in that. She inherited own story, most of the Dan Shosha, take on a stranger's burden. And it simply because that's that generation of of survivors passing that the these city governments have started this program. Yeah, it is. It's really reflective of the anxiety that many people in here, C.`mon, Nagasaki and throughout Japan feel about fading wartime memories I'm what will happen. Once this generation firsthand witnesses passes away the city governments and the peace museums. Atomic bomb museums in both cities have been collecting and recording testimony for many years. But this then social program is away, they hope to preserve these memories in living form to retain the emotional impact. The comes from searing these stories from another human being. and. So where does this fit in with the the wider of up the bombing of of the war in Japan? For Japan, the Hiroshima Experience became central to wartime memory and park has some scholars have argued because it allows victim narrative to dominate shifting the focus away from the atrocities Japanese soldiers committed abroad in Asia and the Pacific certainly oaks in China and Korea have bristled at the lack of context that some of the retailing's of the aroma and Nagasaki experiences or trey. and. If you look at Japan today, it's of course, wrestling a new with the legacy of the Second World War and its aftermath in particular the constitution that America imposed on Japan after the war, which renounces war bars Japan from maintaining armed forces. In practice, Japan does maintain a powerful military which it calls the Self Defense Forces and its Prime Minister Obey Shinzo years has hoped to change the constitution to revise the constitution in order to make explicit that Japan's military is constitutional and and perhaps to expand the limits of what they're allowed to do. Curiously, the public still supports maintaining the postwar constitution. So in short pacifism is still deep seated in today's Japan. and. What about the the the effort of auction others to to learn the lessons of the second. World War d? How does nuclear non-proliferation look at this stage from where you are. Well. This is another source for concern. Of course, non-proliferation efforts in recent years have been faltering just this January. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. It's doomsday clock. It's subjective measure of our proximity to self-annihilation closer to midnight than anytime since its establishment in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, seven, the hawks are are pleased and take solace in the signing of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in two, thousand, seventeen, it invokes there unacceptable suffering in its preamble and a nod to how the memory of interesting Nagasaki continues to shape non-proliferation efforts globally yet at the same time, no country with nuclear weapons has signed up to that treaty neither has Japan in fact, which shelters under America's nuclear umbrella. And, and how does that sit with Hypoxia at this stage at this anniversary being marked. I spoke with US Akihiko the governor of the prefecture, and he expressed the view that I heard from many others both your seem sake, which was a wish that Japan would use its moral authority as the only victim of atomic weapons to push harder for their abolition. The hypocrisy. Have Long gramps and spoken about abolishing the bomb before the last houses away. Just to make the do. You call. You can. That's unlikely. But the hypocrisy hope that their stories at the very least. Deter the world from ever using his weapons again. Thank you very much for your time. Thank you very much for having me.
Rajapaksa brothers win by landslide in Sri Lanka's election
"Have cemented their grip on Sri Lankans politics with an overwhelming victory in parliamentary elections there. Sri Lanka People's Front and allies would have a 2/3 majority in the new house, allowing President Obama Roger Puncture to name his elder brother Mahinda as prime minister as well as all the relatives to his cabinet. More from Ambala sanity, Rajan The scale of the victory for president. Gotta buy. Rajapaksa's party is not a surprise, but the opposition's total drought has been stunning. The former prime minister, Wickremesinghe lost his own constituency on his United National Party managed to win just one seat. It had more than 100 in the outgoing parliament. With the dominant majority, the fractures could attempt to change the constitution to increase the powers of the president. Activists, already alarmed by the diminishing space for dissent and criticism, fear such an eventuality could lead to greater authoritarianism. The Indian Health
Hiroshima marks 75th anniversary of atomic attack
"Marked the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima today with a ceremony that was scaled down because of the pandemic. As NPR's Anthony Koon reports from Seoul. The bombing killed 140,000 people, most of them civilians. Participants observed a minute of silence at 8:15 a.m. At a ceremony in Hiroshima's peace Park. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe remarked that as the only country to suffer an atomic bombing, Japan must work for the elimination of nuclear weapons. Hiroshi Montemayor. Kazumi Matsui pointed out, though, that Japan itself has refused to sign a U. N treaty to ban atomic bombs. In a videotaped message, U N Secretary General Antonio Good, Harish lamented the fact that Postwar arms control agreements are unraveling. Japan still has more than 136,000 survivors of two atomic bombings. Their average age is over 83 there are 9200 fewer of them than last year.
Countries offer help to Lebanon following massive Beirut explosion
"To help Lebanon cope with the aftermath of the massive explosion that killed at least 135 people at last count. And injured more than 5000 others as NPR's Ruth Sherlock reports. The blasts flattened buildings, crushed vehicles and left city streets covered with shattered glass since Lebanon's prime minister made the appeal for countries to help heal Lebanon's wounds, offers of aid have been rushing in France says it's sending dozens of emergency workers, a mobile medical unit and 15 tons of assistance. The office of President Emmanuel Macron says the aid should be able to treat about 500 people. Children is also sending a military field hospital and Egypt says it's set one up already in Beirut. Russia has pledged five planeloads of assistance and support workers and Poland, Greece and the Czech Republic are among the many countries sending rescue workers and sniffer dogs. To help dig through the rubble in search of the missing Ruth Sherlock. NPR News on Wall Street stocks closed
Beirut's main port devastated by deadly blast
"Meaty news time. 30 to the Lebanese government, putting a number of Beirut port officials under house arrest pending an investigation into Tuesday's massive blast at the city's main port facility. That facility is in ruins after yesterday's explosion at a warehouse holding a huge stockpile of highly explosive ammonium nitrate. The blast sent shock waves across Beirut, damaging buildings from miles around Lebanon's prime minister is promising justice describing the warehouse that blew up is dangerous. The mayor of Beirut, saying billions of dollars of damage is being done. The local governor, saying hundreds of thousands of people may not be able to
Ammonium Nitrate Likely Fueled Beirut Explosion
"A major mess in Beirut, Lebanon, but it's not due to any storm. It was a massive explosion yesterday in a building of grain silos. There were also chemical store there may have been there for years after being confiscated from an impounded cargo ship more from corresponded Giordano Miller. Beirut is a city in shock and grief. Some officials comparing the massive explosions at the port to the atomic bombing of Hiroshi Mima. Health officials say the blast killed at least 100 people. They do expect the death toll to rise given dozens or presumed trapped under rubble. Hospital struggling to treat at least 4000 injured residents Lebanon Prime minister confirming 2750 metric tons of stored ammonium nitrate blew up, but it's still unclear what initially set the chemicals on fire. Among the wounded are a number of U. N peacekeepers, including a sailor from Bangladesh was in critical condition.
Fireworks, ammonium nitrate likely fueled Beirut explosion
"Explosion in Lebanon's capital city kills at least 100 people and injures for 1000 Maur this morning. Some residents are searching the debris in the streets of Beirut frantically looking for missing loved ones. The source of the blast remains unclear, but Lebanese investigators are focusing on a warehouse. That held tons of the explosive ammonium nitrate, suggesting an industrial accident. ABC Georgiana Miller reports from Jerusalem. The root is a city in shock and grief. Some officials comparing the massive explosions at the port to the atomic bombing of Hiroshi Mima. Health officials say the blast killed at least 100 people. They do expect the death toll to rise given dozens or presumed trapped under rubble. Hospital struggling to treat at least 4000 injured residents, Lebanon's prime minister confirmed Firming 2750 metric tons of stored ammonium nitrate blew up, but it's still unclear what initially set the chemicals on fire. Giordano Miller ABC NEWS Jerusalem Initial reports was that was of fireworks manufacturing plant.
One nation, under gods? Indias divisive temple
"Off. Today India's Prime Minister Narendra. Modi. Traveled to the northeastern city of yoga which was hung with saffron flags and more than one hundred, thousand jobs. He came to lay the first stone of temple to Rahm incarnation of the Hindu God vishnu with believed was born in the city. This isn't the standard fare of a politician pressing the flesh for a photo op. It fulfils a promise Mr Moody made as a young politician to return to iota only when construction on a new temple began. Key. Speech at the dedication broadcast into the whole country he said the temple would be a symbol of unity that the weight of centuries and today. Agreement nation. Idea A symbol of unity. It is not the weight of centuries as Mr Moody and his BJP party see it goes back to the founding of a mosque on the site that was razed to the ground nearly thirty years ago. When we're talking about a Yoda today, we're talking about a very specific place just a couple of acres off the center of town where there was a great big mosque built in the sixteenth century and destroyed by Hindu activists in nineteen ninety-two. Alex. TREBEK's is the economists India correspondent based in Delhi the site of that former mosque is what's under contention? It's been the most controversial. Acre. In all of India. Ever since and the question is whether or not Hindus may bill the temple to Rahm right there and so how did things progressive since nineteen ninety two when the the mosque was destroyed how does that end up as a temple concentration today? It's been a terribly. Tortuous story through the courts after decades of legal stasis and very bizarre humiliation the supreme. Court. Last November, few months after Narendra Modi Wins, wapping reelection decides that the most crucial part of the ground ought to be given to the Hindus go ahead and build the temple that you've been clamoring for these decades. The court noted that the demolition of the mosque illegal in sort of compensation that no one appreciated very much allocated several acres of idle land outside the town to Muslims. In effect, the court just gave the Hindus white they had wanted and I mean the Hindu nationalists, the very groups that had clamored for the destruction of the mosque and eighty is a ninety S. And so what precisely is happening today then so today is the last of three days of the ceremony. Put. In which people most notably the prime minister are doing various prayers, offering ritual sacrifices, and so on. Around the site itself most spectacularly in the middle of all the Prime Minister Narendra. Modi ritually lifted into place the forty kilograms silver brick, which serves as temples foundation stone. Now it's consecrated and all its left is to keep on raising money and build the actual structure itself and what's the reaction been from Muslims about this this contentious building. You know in a way Muslims and everyone cares about civil rights and the secular foundation of India knows what to say no. One's happy about it. firebrand Muslim leader in Parliament Assadi. Noisy has criticized the prime minister going to a religious event and it's indeed striking that the prime minister should be there on the temple grounds with a bunch of priests and Politicos all mixed in as if they were a single class, it's shocking if you've been sleeping under a rock as India's changed in recent years and in fact, I was Struck that there have been no mass protests by Muslim groups either after the Supreme Court's decision last November nor today it doesn't mean they're happy about it. But at this point, the thing to protest, we talked a lot about Narendra Modi's brand of Hindu nationalism I. Guess This is kind of a pinnacle. Then for his aims I mean what? What does this mean for him and his party it is a pinnacle of sorts but I think it's more important to look at this as the end of a long first stage of Hindu nationalism. Movement. In India. We're looking at something more like a capstone than a foundation stone and at the same time this date August fifth was chosen for quite obvious reason. It's the first anniversary of this government very bold move to strip the state of jump in Kashmir India's only Muslim state a year ago of its status as a state and rule it directly from Delhi that was one of the main three goals that the Hindu nationalist movement had till. Now now, the third of those goals creating a uniform civil code that would bind. Muslim family law into line with Hindu and secular family law governs most of the rest of India is a less inspiring goal and it's been half accomplished. Already what Mr Moody is going to need in future is another another series of rallying cries like build the temple and where he's GonNa find them it's just not obvious at this point. So today's ceremony is is not a cause for for great triumph. This is this is not the the the end of this long road for the Jay he's hindu-nationalist goals and therefore mission accomplished. This is a triumph. Yes. By all rights Mr, Modi a good one to be taking the victory lap for his party is ideologically movement but that's also very backwards looking Mr Moody was elected with a terrific share of the parliamentary seats in two thousand fourteen in the first place. Because of these hindu-nationalist goals which attracted the devotion of his base, but because Indians were eager for change for economic development and good technocratic governance of a sort that he seemed specially poised to offer, there are various reforms for which he and his government can claim credit over the past six years. But there are many many more disappointments and in particular over the past two years say before the covid nineteen pandemic and then much much worse since it's begun, India's facing an economic crisis, it's every indicator is worse than they've been in a generation. So there's GonNa be a very strongly felt need. A week the opposition to come up with some way of rallying the country some nationalistic theme or series of themes to distract from the sort of impasse in India finds itself had economically this Hindu. Nationalist ideology offers no guidance towards what India's trade policy ought to be say or how environmental law to be fixed or scrapped. They've got a steady ideology, but it's not tacked onto any particular policies at this point i. think that the government we have in place right now strong government but in dark turbulent times is going to be almost desperate to find something to replace the impetus with. Altogether, though these changes that have already gone through, do you think it chips away at the basis of modern India's government? The the idea that religion shouldn't be a part of it. Yeah I think that India as we know it maybe as an idea we almost to retire Mahatma? Gandhi. Still on on every currency note but this is not Ghandi's India anymore you might almost say that the the anti-secularist of one it's now very ordinary to see symbols of state power mixed with. Symbols of sectarian dominance over the hindu-majority expressing itself often revanchist terms, which is why this template a Yoda really does. Alex thanks very much for joining US Jason. Thanks very much.
Indian Prime Minister Lays Cornerstone For Controversial Hindu Temple
"India's prime minister made a rare pandemic era trip out of the capital. Today he went to a northern Indian town called Iot. Ah It's where Hindu extremists tore down a sixteen th century mosque nearly thirty years ago now. Hindus are building their own temple on that very spot and the prime minister laid the cornerstone NPR's India correspondent Lorne Fair housing from iota in the past and his following the news there today and joins us now. Hi, Laurin. Hi, good morning. Good Morning. So can you just put what happened today in the context of this place in its history? Yeah. So I not as old quarter is. This beautiful Warren of multicolored alleyways, housing, small temples, and Hindu faithful believe one of their gods Rahm was born there. But actually it's one of the most sensitive places in all of India for hindu-muslim tensions and that's because there used to be this huge triple domed mosque right in the middle of town it was built in the sixteenth century but in one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, two, Hindu extremists, tore it down riots spread across India and thousands of mostly Muslims were killed. He knew nationalists have long wanted to build a temple on those ruins and today they started doing
Deadly Explosions Shatter Beirut, Lebanon
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Indian PM Modi to lead temple ceremony
"A ceremony is getting under way in which the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, were laid the foundation stone off a new Hindu temple in the northern city of Ayodhya. Both Hindus and Muslims claim ownership over the site. The construction of the temple for the God Ram was a key election promise of Mr Modi's Hindu nationalist B. J. P Targeted LeMay reports from Mumbai. Ayothya has been decorated with flowers, lamps and murals for the event. For many, it's a day of celebration. Others see it as a sign of India turning towards Hindu nationalism. The holy site has been at the center of one of the most violent disputes between Hindus and Muslims in the country. Historic mosque that stood at the location was destroyed in 1992 by people who believe it was built over the birthplace of one of Hinduism's most prominent gods. This triggered religious rites in many parts of the country. Last year, India's top caught allowed a Hindu temple to be built at the site.
A glance at Sri Lanka and its parliamentary elections
"Following to delay since April parliamentary elections. Air finally underway in Sri Lanka So Schmieder, Pa. Tik has more from Mumbai more than 16,000,003 London's air eligible toward in these elections, but Gordana Vitus restrictions may dampen turnout. Borders are asked to wear masks and bring their own pens to monk ballot papers. The frontrunner is the party of the Rajapaksa's the most influential political dynasty and three longer Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is likely to be reelected. His younger brother, Gotabhaya, became president last year. If the Rajapaksa's body wind enough seats to control 2/3 of the parliament it plans to amend the constitution and restore executive powers that were taken away in recent years. There win would also likely mean more Chinese investment in the island
Inside Jordan's Fight to Tackle COVID-19
"Finding who you looked countries where they were hardly any cases and you didn't have to be very far for that because his thank Louise where you're based in. Jordan. How have they been so successful in containing the outbreak Will they credit this success to a strategy that put public health I above Any economic considerations. So what they did was very very quickly seal their borders and they imposed one of the harshest lockdowns in the world they say that by acting so quickly and in such draconian. They managed to jump on the cases that were here deal with them while not allowing any new cases into the country. Jordanians were pretty happy with the result because if you look I'm on now it's a strange little oasis in in a very weird world I mean. Things back to normal here. Life has kind of gone back to the way it was before the virus accept the fact that the border shut how many people have lost allies to covid. So Jordan had just over a thousand cases and eleven total deaths I spoke to the prime minister about this I listen. Has. Very Open, question. Jesus making very much. He said that the country's health system could absorb maximum one hundred and fifty, two hundred cases a day. That's the capacity of the country's healthcare system and the worst case scenario they'll planning for was six hundred new cases a day as it happened the worst day was forty cases. Gosh I, mean Eleven deaths us here in the UK, not is just a startlingly low fake The Jordanian Prime Minister Muscle very confident about that result. He does being a reporter I've kind of code around a SPEC into labs and people who work in this space and they say it checks out like if this were out there if this were spreading, we would probably know about it. We'd say some evidence of it and that just isn't there. So it it looks like they can credibly claim. To have defeated this thing for now. Has the Jordanian economy also avoided hit the others around the world of taken in recent months unfortunately, it hasn't. So Jordan's employment rate was estimated at about twenty percent before this crisis that's very high. Now, labor analysts is claimed could go as high as as thirty percent on the other hand the Jordanian prime. Minister says that because the country with it covert so well, it was able to attract investment that might have gone elsewhere. So a lot of garment manufacturers, for example, felt that they couldn't safely work in Pakistan or dash they shifted their orders to Jordan where they knew that the industry was up and running and it was safe spite of all the mess. Covert created comic. what was very Pleasantly, surprising. Is that. Investments have coming into Jordan exports. Went Up. Indicates how much stabilities worth the world today that's how Jordan is is going to sell itself. Now, it's going to be safe Cova destination. It'll be an island of stability in an unstable world. And it wants to maintain that stability Jordan was career, put its airports today to a few selected countries with low transmission rates like Canada and Cyprus, but this has now been delayed clearly, the prime minister Mera's has apprehensions about opening up children. He said that you know looking around the region you've got Saudi Arabia next door terrible outbreak. Israel another big outbreak, Syria? Idea really what's going on? He said he would be a foolish not expect. There's going to be a second wave and all the planning is that there there may be one. Okay. What is the not if when next week? But he said the country's ready, they fortified the the health system. They've got these different safety regimes in place in the region and knowing that you have. Million Jordanians or living overseas or saying we want to go back because vaccine might be. Six probably nine maybe even more months away. The country cannot afford to just stay sealed off from the world. At some point, they're going to have to make the same calculations as a country like Portugal they'll have to figure out how they can live with this virus. You know it is. It is very. Very loud that we actually in Jordan, lease off the kissing. Yes. And eventually we did stop the. Just in the last week. Yeah it's hard to maintain that discipline when your numbers are. I guess. People feeling relaxed. Tax, which is good interest, but it struck me that if more cases do grow here, it's going to be a stretch for people. It's going to a a real labor to relearn all of these habits to sort of learn again to save risk everywhere because you know for the last few weeks, it's been the opposite we've people have been actually learning to relax and. Embracing that very enthusiastically.
Lebanese capital rocked by huge explosion
"Lebanese officials comparing the power of the explosions in Beirut to that of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima baby sister Donna Miller has more from Jerusalem. Lebanon's health minister says at least 2500 people have been injured and 25 killed in the massive explosions that destroyed much of Beirut's port and wreaked havoc on buildings across the capital for several miles, the prime minister now declaring Wednesday, a national day of mourning the death toll certain To rise. Security officials say the blast may have begun in an old confiscated weapons warehouse. Israel, which has indicated it was not involved in the blast, says it has offered humanitarian and medical aid to Beirut. Giordano Miller, ABC NEWS
Israel's Netanyahu rails at media over protests against him
"Israel's prime minister has rallied at swelling protests against his rules, saying they are egged on by a biased media that distorts facts and tears on demonstrators. In a six minute rant. At a meeting of his Cabinet Sunday, Netanyahu slammed the media for inflaming the protests and for misrepresenting incidents of violence against the protesters. Netanyahu has faced a wave of protests in recent weeks, with demonstrators calling for the long serving indicted leader to resign and panning his handling of the corona virus crisis. Netanyahu has painted the protests as dens of anarchists and leftists out to topple a strong right wing leader.
News Corp: Rupert Murdoch's son James quits company
"Controlled for decades by his father, Rupert Murdoch. In a letter to the company's board, the younger Murdoch said, his resignation comes Because of disagreements over editorial content published by the company's news outlets and other so called strategic decisions. His letter was not more specific. NewsCorp owns The Wall Street Journal and the British tabloid known as The Sun. Murdoch's older brother. Lachlan is CEO of the Murdoch family's other media company, Of course, Fox Corporation. Unalloyed many other states to slow down their plans to allow business to re opened as Corona. Virus cases flare up in the UK is following suit. British Prime Minister Johnson
"prime minister" Discussed on Today in Focus
"Writer helped to solve one of Europe's most high profile murders and on Valentine's Day. We chat to the first same sex couple to get married in Northern Ireland. So it's a typical March Dane in Stockholm snowy dark. And I've just arrived with my old square Volvo outside. This rented storage facility now waiting for my man and Daniel Pearl the editor in chief of the Expo magazine. He comes with a small tiny Japanese car pulls up next to me and we go to open up the doors and it almost cozy when we enter their. Despite the fact that is just a sheet metal building we walk the long corridors. We come arrived to special storage space and Daniel pulls up the sheet metal door and suddenly see twenty cardboard boxes full of documents. And the right labels are there. It's about the Palme murder. And it says the stieg Larsson Files Dot Clara is describing stumbling upon a huge archive of files compiled by one of the most famous crime. Novelists in the World Steak Larson the paperwork revealed that the author of the bestselling girl with the Dragon Tattoo had spent much of his adult life obsessing over a real crime. One of Europe's most famous unsolved mysteries. The assassination of Swedish prime minister all Palmach in one thousand nine hundred eighty six documents showed how the novelist had been diligently piecing together clues to the murder before his untimely death in two thousand and four a decade later stock lasser. A former Swedish diplomat picked up lessons trail and with it an obsession that has led him to new evidence now being investigated by Swedish police who remain desperate to track down the killer from the Guardian. I'm meniscus Donna. Today in Focus. Who killed all of power? The unsolved murder that still hold Sweden on the twenty eighth of February in Nineteen eighty-six our Prime Minister Olof Powell and his wife Lisbet Palme at planned to go to the cinema. And they left their home around eight o'clock in the evening and it took the normal underground and they had called off of their bodyguards. Sometimes our prime minister wanted to feel like a normal person. They're going to see the movie. The brother Mozart which was very popular moment..
"prime minister" Discussed on The BreakPoint Podcast
"The two thousand nine hundred nine Nobel Peace Prize winner is an Ethiopian. PENTECOSTAL Christian arrested the story as Paul. Harvey's say goes way way back for the Colson Center. I'm John Stonestreet. This is break point in early December Ethiopian. Prime Minister Abiotic. Med was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize specifically the Norwegian Committee cited decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eriteria. Prime Minister Ahmed is a pentecostal Christian. And the second African African evangelical in a row to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Kenyan physician Denis mcquade one in two thousand. Eighteen octopus story is only the latest chapter in the ancient history of Ethiopian Christianity which began in acts eight when an angel told Philip Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza on that road. Philip met an Ethiopian court official puzzled over the meaning of Isaiah fifty. Three Philip told the man known as the Ethiopian Eunuch. The good news about about Jesus and when the official profess faith Philip baptized him afterward. Quote the spirit of the Lord Carried Philip away the Eunuch saw him no more and went on his way rejoicing racing where he went of course. Was Theo Pia. According to the second century church Father Irony Leon. This man was also sent into the regions of Ethiopia to preach preach what he had himself believed and according to Church historian. Nice Effort Matthias. The one chosen to replace. Judas also went to preach the Gospel Ethopia over the next two centuries. Christianity continued to spread in the region. And then the early Fourth Century and another momentous chapter in Ethiopia in Christian history a Christian boy from tire name from NPS was shipwrecked and sold into slavery at a port along the Red Sea. His his new master was the king of Axum a region. In what is now Ethiopia like Daniel and Joseph before him for many. Es Gain the trust of this pagan king who upon his death freedom but for many years remained as a tutor to the new king is Ana when Zahn came of age for many s return. Too Tired had to be trained. As a priest from there he went to Alexandria and asked the Great Theologian and Patriarch Athanasios to send a bishop and missionaries to facilitate the further conversion version of Ethiopia. Ethnic decided that the best man for that job was from India himself and so he was consecrated as the new bishop. The most historically significant fermented dementia converts was king himself who was baptized. Shortly after from anti-us returned the Ethiopian within a decade of his return the majority of people. Oh and he's on. His kingdom had become Christians. Christianity became the official religion. Of what is now Ethiopia and about three thirty. AD that makes Ethiopia the opium of the second oldest Christian nation on Earth after Armenia. Now what about Rome you asked. Rome didn't officially become Christian until three the eighty. AD recent archaeological finds. Confirm this whole story as recently related at Smithsonian Dot Com. Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a church urge that date back to the early fourth century. This discovery reminds us of three things I even before. Constantine legalised Christianity in the REMINISCE empire. The faith had spread far and wide from Ethiopia to the south India in the east second the Christian faith originated at the crossroads crossroads of Asia and Africa. The modern explosion of Christianity on both of those continents is in reality a homecoming ethnically and really our Lord was more closely related to people like for men and the people of Ethiopia who speak a Semitic language then he was to the people of Europe and finally finally a two thousand year legacy of Christianity all began with a simple act of obedience by Philip. So when the Lord bids any of US rising go we better do it after all who knows if he might bless that active obedience today in order to change history into glorify his name for centuries to come for breakpoint. I'm John Stonestreet..
"prime minister" Discussed on The Promised Podcast
"That's wrong as clean in by Zo Ginsburg. And now it's time for our second topic so done. What if anything are teachers educators and such supposed to say to their kids to their students about the fact that their prime minister who photo hangs on the classroom wall just got indicted for some serious crimes? Well this is an unprecedented situation. Because it's the first time in in Israel's history that a serving prime minister has indictments pending in the court. None of the previous prime ministers investigated robbing barrack. Sharon Olmert were indicted. Did while still serving in office so the question came up almost immediately after the prime minister was indicted a couple of weeks ago in kindergarten. Teacher named SNOT CA guy posted a video of herself standing at a preschool felt board in front of the official frame photos of the president and prime minister that hanging every classroom in the country. And she says this. This video putting out is for you Mr Benjamin Netanyahu in this educational network a man who was charged with bribery fraud and breach of trust trust cannot serve as a good example for children in my kindergarten. Your picture cannot be on the wall go to court redeem your name. If you are proven innocent welcome come back until then. This picture comes off our wall. And as she speaks guy. Removes the photograph from the board with these satisfying velcro ripping sound as it detaches from the felt in response Minister of Education. Rabbi roffe parrots tweeted. I have serious. Criticisms of the actions of the kindergarten teacher in the video that was published Lucien the media. The Ministry of Education is working to locate her quickly and to summon her for clarifications. The Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and one must behave towards him in a respectful fashion. Even if there is controversy about him we will not accept such behavior in any educational institution. That's a quote from Minister of Education. Parents it's he was criticized in the press and on social media for fomenting public anger at the kindergarten teacher at her guy who was praised by many for her courage. Guy Tendered her resignation the day after she posted her video. By the way. There's no law requiring the pictures of the prime minister or president be posted and on most days of the year. It's fair to say no. No one is discussing these pictures. They just become kind of part of the wallpaper well before the controversy over the kindergarten video faded. Another one kicked up this one over a memo. Oh sent in recent days to some principals in the center of the country setting out limitations on the quote unquote expressions of state employees. Now this memo goes into into extensive detail of what's prohibited bringing examples of officials who have been reprimanded for racist statements or politically related comments. Posted on work-related. What's what's up? Groups are social media or in one case a personal. What's up message to a work holly? According to some of the principles the memo represents an effort to limit discourse in the school cool and is a serious infringement of free speech since it seems to limit not only what they say on school grounds but what they can say outside of school and social media although there is some distinction between between work related social media and other social media. It's a bit. Hazy is also mention of public demonstrations the feeling among principles is that mouths are being shot according to one and some felt that the memo was meant explicitly to limit what they can say about the legal woes of our prime minister. Other teachers suggests that the memo itself be studied in civics class. As as part of a discussion on free speech and a Free Society the Ministry the Ministry of Education responded the memo's simply sets at regulations that apply to all civil servants including teachers cheers and stipulates that an if an educator initiates a political discussion he or she is required to reveal to the students the broad spectrum of political views and positions that irrelevant relevant. So why don't we think how should schools address the fact that the prime minister has just been indicted against the background of deep divisions over. Whether this indictment is justified. Should this be taught. Should this be ignores if we teach it. How should we approach it? I you know I've had kids come back from school and just you know. Be Amazed when we've had huge. You know earthquakes political and security happening across the country. They were not addressed in school. You know it's like you know pretending that they're not going on you know when when when it's on everybody's minds and everyone's talking about it so I'm very much for you know civics and talking about the issues and talking about the current events in schools from the beginning. I've never been a big fan of having the pictures of the president and the prime minister up in kindergarten classroom. You know cultural dissonance. I walked in the first time when I saw one of my kids gun team and I was like what it shouldn't be there in the first place that said I don't necessarily approve of politicization of kindergarten classroom Austrian. By taking the ceremoniously taking the picture ripping it up whatever taking it off the wall saying it doesn't belong there publicly circulating that I don't have an issue with a Teacher being reprimanded and she resigned the same day. She did it so it kind of seemed like she was anyway going to quit. And this was the burning bridges you know making making a statement for it so so You know I draw a line between feeling that yes. I don't mind the government saying that. That was not an appropriate thing for her to do. I'm much more troubled by this whole issue of free expression Russian. And what you're saying you're what's up groups. What you say on your social media you know somehow Coming back to bite you for me. That's a disturbing issue. Less though the whatever discipline our condemnation of the Kindergarten teacher taking down the photo. Do you and done you too. And you have more experience than both of us. In educational situations think that would be just fine for a high school principal to post anything really strong about this either that either that Prime Minister Netanyahu should be forced to resign on the one hand or that the the court system is corrupt. Or like I actually. You have some sympathy with this memo. I sort of feel the problem because I would be upset. I think if the principal of one of my children's High School School were to post something even if it was on the side that I agreed with I would just be thinking of the the kids who don't agree with it and what position that puts them in personal social media platform their personal social media whether or not it's public. I think I mean I. I think that every most everything is what they say around there. SHEBAB dinner table. I I have nothing to say about. The social media accounts can be private. They can be set to friends or they can be public for the whole world to see. I don't think that I'm making some big savings of principles. I haven't worked that out but it makes me really nervous. I think if you're a high school principal you have to be super careful. Also you know in the supermarket what you think. I think you're right on your right here on the difficult place that we have in free speech and talking about different forum in public in society in the classroom and in the school to me. It's very clear. Principal and a teacher should not be expressing their own political views because they have too much influence over young minds who are trying to formulate their own views and like children often just just imitate their parents political positions and adopt their parents political parties. And because they don't think these things stir yet and they haven't kids will do the same thing with principals or teachers they respect or they'll choose the opposite of they don't like the teacher and principal so that the job. There is a job of the educator which is to explain the different positions. Have Children Start to wrestle. These ideas themselves. That's true whether that's that's In elementary school or in high school or wherever. So you're saying it definitely should be taught. It definitely should be taught and additionally should be taught properly now that being said the question where it becomes you know some question of what's what's the proper balance which in protecting free speech and protecting indoctrinates protecting against doctor nation is. This is the example example. You just brought should the principal on his own media speak to express his opinions directly because some of those students will see that too and they may feel the pressure to adopt those position pressure to go against those position. Because it's the principle and I think that's what the mammal if you go into the memo is very disturbing but it's also attempting getting to give guidance to public officials who represent the state in a way that employees of the state in their actions and what they can say so some of the issues that have just haven't been worked out yet and I don't know if the courts of the laws of the best place to figure these things out if you're in a what's up group with other employees. Maybe you can say things if you're in what's up with just your friends. And that's and some people were reprimanded for saying racist or derogatory things and it goes mental is very explicit. You cannot say anything. Negative about someone because of their ethnic background or national identity. Anything like that in public in any situation just think of our politicians. I mean the whole Nissen Ya'll Likud campaign campaign was incredibly anti Arab and blatantly racist ways none of that would stand. They should all be called in to be reprimanded or fired based on this public memo but I I think that's that's where there's a Dane dividing on. I think I agree with you. I think principles you know. I'm not sure every teacher but principal certainly have a certain status in society. We want I want them to have that status in society. They have to be particularly careful. It's a fuzzy line though in a slippery slope especially when you contrast in Israel which is bifurcated between religious education location and supposedly non religious education because the head of the a Sheva was basically the principle is supposed to be some sort of a spiritual guide as well as being the guy who runs the school. So I'm flashing back to the evacuation of the Gaza settlements in whole schools. Were shut down in. The students were organized or encouraged to you know. Go Stop the Armie from From taking the settlers out. So whatever you talk about expression you have to remember that it cuts both ways and you know. Where do you draw the lines? You know that you want you. Want your your educational leaders to teach values. And you want them to serve as an example and in some communities that the blend with politics is very Very difficult sometimes the line and many not all but many of the state religious schools. The kids are being directly indoctrinated politically. They're being taught to settlements of the most important thing in the state and that they should at all. You know look for the tie that they can go help. Support them. On in the state non religious schools is a mixed bag. I think there's some places people have very careful not to be doing that. In other places where they're indoctrinating indoctrinating and their own ideology but but we see that a lot in the religious schools. It comes in different ways. One side playing by the rules in the other side. Not Well it's more fragmented. I remember that in Intel V. There were a lot of complaints from parents about principles indoctrinating their kids to be left. This principle saying you shouldn't serve in the army and and so I think the schools etcetera which I think they also they should be welcome and you should engage with their ideas but yes yes. That's right Eh. Actually much more fragmented. It's not so black and white but but yes. The religious school system is more blatantly indoctrinate than reliance on certain issues on other issues as you know and some indoctrinated overt and some his less conscious. I think the one thing that we can all agree on is that there is no more beautiful sound than velcro ripping off a felt healthy. It's just a wonderful sound. Listen.
"prime minister" Discussed on The Promised Podcast
"That song is single by those. Oh Ginsburg AK Zohar GINSBURG AKA trust the lady. We'll we'll be listening to Zo Ginsburg over the course of the show in eager anticipation of his show. Next Tuesday December tenth at ten thirty at night at Seventeen Chevra. And now it's time for a first discussion. So Oh allison is the solution to put guns in the Coliseum of winner take all Mono Amano personal runoff elections and see which of the two men survives so they say that necessity is the mother of invention. And if you're looking for proof of that just take a look at all the creative ideas that have been suggested to haul us out of our present political quagmire. President Rivlin had the idea of letting Benjamin Netanyahu become prime minister on indefinite leave of absence while being tried for bribery and breach of trust with against as quote Deputy Prime Minister acting as real prime minister anonymous. Mk's have pitched the idea of offering. Netanyahu carte blanche launch immunity from prosecution in exchange for his resignation fat chance next Likud leaders including speaker of the Knesset. Yuli Edelstein have lately suggested that Netanyahu be allowed to be prime minister for five or six months just enough time for him to annex Jordan Valley after which he'll recuse himself shore and then of course course get inside has proposed lightning primaries and the Likud for Party leadership with a plan of replacing Netanyahu and forming a national unity government all within a week or two also not so likely but of all the failed creative ideas for meeting our present political crisis the one that is attracted the most interest for the longest amount of time. I'm was first proposed a long long month ago by the leader of the Mizraki ultra-orthodox Party. Rei Dairy so his idea hold direct elections for the premiership. Between Netanyahu. Again's this would take place after both parties signed a binding agreement to form a coalition Together. No matter who wins the election they promised US Darius thinking went like this both the Likud and blue and white say day want to form a coalition together but the only thing they disagree on. WHO's going to be prime minister and win? So why not let the people decide if Netanyahu is elected that would undermine the argument on the left that he shouldn't be allowed to serve under indictment because most voters. I don't think it's a problem. Why should the politicians make it a problem after all the law does allow him to serve under indictment? If Ganz's elected that will solve the problem of Netanyahu's Likud Likud will surely replace him as party leader before the next election. It's a win win. Deal right so from the start. The idea was meant to be sort of a one off. Add Hawk solution to our crisis this the next elections would return to the regular parliamentary system. We're used to but excited about dairies. IDEA head of the new right party. Neftali Bennett began immediately. Lobbying for its implementation and still the idea stalled. Lately though the idea has resurfaced in a slightly different form backed by Netanyahu in this proposal well if after any election negotiations failed to produce a coalition. And that's what pretty much has happened. The heads of the biggest parties automatically entered these direct correct mono mono elections sound so much. Oh right miles. Pretty much in which the winner receives an additional twelve members of Knesset the number number being an additional ten percent on top of the already elected one hundred twenty Knesset members who knows how you choose twelve members of Knesset but I think that the winner would just cheuse gift to choose the twelve people queue. You you're exactly with the endorsement of the popular vote and these extra twelve representatives. Whoever they may be the winner should then have no uh-huh problem forming a stable coalition? This proposal was meant to be a permanent change in Israel's election system. Not just an ad hawks fix for our present crisis some some version of this sort of system giving the winner fixed number of additional parliament. Seats has been tried in other places like France for local elections Greece San Marino. Which Mitch I only know? Because of the Eurovision and Sicily Benito Mussolini by the way came to power in Italy in nineteen twenty four under an extreme version of the system. I don't think that's a great argument in favour stable. He was leader for Awhile. So all you have to do see the appeal of a system like this is remember that in a week's week's time we are most likely going to begin. Our Third Knesset election campaign in a year. And if today's polls are TB believed these third elections will produce use the same exact same deadlock face today. So has the time. Come to start thinking out of the box about basic fundamental foundational change in the way we choose our leaders if the old system seems to have ground to a halt. Should we replace it with a new direct election system that will at the very least produce a government any government which seems to be more than we're able to accomplish right now. Well look I think the fear of a third round of elections to me is less terrifying defying than ad hoc solutions that are Jerry rigged in the middle of a pressured situation and particularly I. I think that almost all the solutions that are being proposed right now. Especially from Netanyahu's camp are in more or less obvious ways designed to serve Netanyahu including the one that You know the Motto Amount Popular Road. They think it'll be kind of a celebrity Contest to now is much better known to the public than gone. He has his followers. They I think leading in the polls. I think he'll win that election. And then you know if you give them an extra twelve seats he can form any kind of government that he feels like again. I think it's disingenuous dishonest. I if we go to the direct election suggestion we had direct elections in two elections before that was abolished. The outcome of that was very clear. Are that the large political parties at the time. The Labour Party and Likud lost many many seats and were forced to cobble together. Coalition's with many more small parties and and they never really recovered. That's part of the problem that we have today can be traced back to that earlier so they were up in the thirties and forties after that they were in the teens and twenties twenties. You know this time. They broke the thirty barrier again. But it's not the Labor Party anymore. Was this new thing. That was cobbled together. The blue and white party so I think that turned out to be detrimental and that's why it was abandoned. It didn't serve the big parties and they found their ways to get that law cancelled because people could vote for a small party for something specific. Issuers she works civic leader that was close to their heart and say hey. I'm picking the Prime Minister with my other. My other vote so that didn't serve. Well I think if we want to redesign the Israeli government and and change the definition of what the executive for vis-a-vis the legislature vis-a-vis the judiciary that is worth investigation and there are people who've investigating for years but those are things you should do in moments of calm. That's that's when you have time to think it through. Try to imagine all the implications and started decide. What's best political school? Reform always faces the obstacle that the people in power are the ones who got there because they know how the current system works and how to exploit it to get into power so usually the last people that want to make those kind of large-scale reforms. I will say the last point been going on for a long time. What I heard yesterday on the news all throughout the day was this idea of Netanyahu being prime minister for five or six months and the new spin and again this is spin because every single include person interviewed and all different channels and other stations said the exact same thing sir? All working from from the same page of the same same talking exactly was that Netanyahu will mentor Benny guns for five or six months after they all said because Bennigans and they set fire which in the army as a term where you have someone who everywhere they're everywhere but you know. It's a standard army. Evan overlap for the person send a train. The next person in the army people changing jobs every year six months. So I'm minister internship. That's all us and you could see the reporters who are just tired of reporting warning the same story day after day starting Hugo hello interesting. That's interesting so that that was partly picked up upon because for for the first time over the last couple of days. There have been a few kind of famously leftist reporters slash political slash pundits. Who have said you know what blue blue and white really should consider letting donyo run for the first five months.
"prime minister" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Of doing it we can do a lot of penguin goes eight one source of Adrian. Fox's camera Matt's penguins from around two thousand feet feet but actually they're being observed from far higher than that in fact from space as discovered back at the British Antarctic Survey Eh in Cambridge. So these are high resolution satellite inches of penguin colonies in Antarctica Fretwell from the team which tracks penguins. But actually when you zoom into these images you can actually see the penguins and sells images are so high resolution. It is such an incredible liberal idea. Realistic counting penguins from space will. Yes but it's very very useful because penguins especially things like improprieties bringing exceptionally remote and challenging harsh conditions. So actually getting people out there even getting a plane out can be almost impossible. And what has your search been telling you about these populations so if you go back ten years. We didn't know how many there were or where they worked. But now using satellite imagery we've been able to double the number of colonies. Elise we know about we now know there are fifty to fifty three colon. These half of those have been found by satellite imagery. The discovery of colonie sounds like good news but in fact back to these animals are facing an unprecedented threat. Dr Filter Thurn is head of conservation biology and propellants breed on series in a warming world. We'll see reduction in sea ice possibly by as much as thirty to forty percent and in that context the won't be sufficiency officiency ice in some areas for them to breed in effect. What you're saying is emperor? Penguins are under threat of extinction thus right with the climate scenarios Charlie that we're live to see the course of this century then we will lose substantial elements of the European population. Thirty percent. Fat Is is really significant and worrying. NBC Let me play Devil's advocate for a moment. Why does it matter why would a world without an the penguins matter? Well that's a good philosophical question. Why does he matter if a species goes extinct? Why does he have any species or many species extinct? Would you like to we. We live in a world where we have no penguins and no rhino. No elephants and no orangutangs. I certainly wouldn't like to see my children growing in a will to these much less rich and less diverse than this is the moment because once they're gone we can't bring and our. I Bet I had my own Penguin citing with meteorologist John Law who just look yes. She's awesome deady penguins. They're just tiny the ones that just a pair of them. Just stand on the intrigued by the house. However often you see their workers so comical the what around slide night across when they did it on their bellies? It's great to save the BBC's Martha Kearney reporting there from Antarctica Technology it makes. Our lives is easier and sometimes modern gadgets seemed to have a mind of their own take this moment for instance. There's no snow in the forecast. Is that blurted out by an apple. Watch the man wearing. It was a BBC meteorologist who was on live TV giving a weather update with snowy shots. The background to get sort of almost blizzard conditions like this even in places like Minneapolis and Denver and Denver's very high up cost without. That's that's yeah that's my thing is in. The forecast is pleased that we're listening to what I was saying. Apologies for that. I was not part of the plan. Thomas SCHAAF and knocker took to twitter and said I never summon Siri and Shafi knockers defense. His watch was likely giving a local forecast in the UK while he was busy talking about whether in the US where there is a lots of snow Wright's theory don't answer me while I'm talking the. US National Weather Service is warning against travel today through Saturday Saturday night across big stretches of the American West so use common sense and stay safe out there. You're listening to the world in Ghana. An archaeologist works to reveal a legacy of slavery and finds more than she expected acted. I wouldn't stay here after nightfall after delivers ghosts.
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"It but like the Senate isn't going to go for it right or like Oh it's all cosmetic and the reason Nancy Pelosi was so hesitant she thinks it's going to backfire electorally and it's just like that the fact that this at least the Ukraine threat of the story began with trump trying to take down biden and I'm just like wow is this the only thing that Ivanka's dad and I agree about is like we really just want Joe Biden out of this race at any cost I think like truly you know not not to really like search for points of similarity here because no but the fact that like this story is about people who have been around in politics along time being called out for like you know helping to secure some legal but questionable favors for the people in your family's is like wow like this this is not an inquiry that popped up when we were all protesting because of your immigration policies which have not changed this is something that has to do with this kind of ongoing corrupt legacy that has not changed one iota in decades right we're a word an actual word it's also just like exposing so much of you know the thing that everybody I think suspects who is a civilian is that our political actors to not have good and pure motives who are you saying the scam is in fact structural is that we put on a hat or Ooh my grocery curious secure I would say and so that is that's definitely concerning to me I don't want to be someone who was always cynical about politicians people get into public life to do good things or whatever but at the same time like is that what you're in it for or are you like you just want to be president like you were trying to have like this is a way to deploy to half power and deploy power and so which is not always about but I do think of something that like you should think about all the time but in moments like these when it's obviously in the interest of the people to have our politics uh-huh held accountable to watch other politicians make political arguments for why that's on an expedient thing to do is a very irritating right the other side effect of this which we talked about a little bit on tour is like the chilling experience of like reading transcripts Rudy Giuliani text messages like like I don't know there's something about like like catching up and seeing some of the documentation that has become public about like these shady dealings with Ukraine and being like wow this is just like this is these are actual the people who are like communicating. I don't know there's like and I don't I don't even say that in terms of like having a humanizing effect but it has that like like the smoking gun that like website from an internet ago which was like we're publishing the you know the actual legal documents or the tour riders or the actual transfer rips from certain things that's kind of how it felt to me and I'm like maybe I'm just like documents nerd but like on a level of seeing where the inquiry is going to go even if it doesn't lead to this horrible president leaving office it's sort of like I am just like both pre second and fascinated can't look away by the internal respondents and documents that are going to come out as a result of the inquiry right I just I just hope that it all matters because the thing that is very true in this presidency but I think that was the place that we were hurtling towards anyway and this presidency is just a symptom of that is that we're really coming to a place where facts don't matter and nobody has shame anymore faxomin matter and bad actors bon doing bad things and nobody is holding them accountable. It's so interesting to watch it's just interesting to me to watch this Giuliani thing happen the president himself being called out on the fact that maybe he is in a quid pro quo situation with Ukraine and then go on camera and perpetuate the in China right just done it somewhere else you know and I'm just like nobody am I the only one who is weirded all of this like N- nothing matters and nobody cares it's just this feeling of feeling overwhelmingly like like that feeling that you have when you're maybe a teenager maybe you're a little younger are and you've been like really taught to trust authority and then you watch people in authority just be complete buffoons and you're like oh no nobody is good and nobody is righteous like what's going on here I am having that feeling all over again it's like do I want to see everyone who's implicated here like bedecked with and whatever absolutely but the thing that I keep thinking about is how this is the kind of stuff the genie that you can't put back in the bottle now everyone is misbehaving and so what is going to stop like even a Democrat from doing from pulling these kinds of antics because the thing with job Dan as much as I you know I would also like to see him not hear a thing that is true is that during the Obama Administration his son was a lobbyist and that's something that we all greed was like fine if we like you know they had like minimum disclosures was that really fine for the time probably not which is why we're dealing with it in this like completely d friend like awful way right now and so I just don't ever want to have this like skepticism for people who politically disagree with me I'm just seeing a lot of breath the behavior of people in power clinging onto their power that's something that doesn't have a political party I do agree with that and at the same time I think about people who make the argument that I'm going to paraphrase that it would be like essentially easier for Democrats if every every Democrat is fell in lockstep behind whoever is in charge of the party and there was no dissent and no argument about the moral right thing to do in the way that all of these never trump people have just fully fallen in line behind and trump and Mitch McConnell who are like you know that's why he can be openly like proposing a quid pro China even as he's under investigation because Ukraine it's like people in his own party we don't care right and I do think that like at least at least for the time being on like a party wide level like there is one party that is like not fully in lockstep and I'm like yeah that's annoying when we're trying to get things done for sure I don't always love it but like at the end of the day I'm like I see that as a benefit I don't I don't WanNa be like affiliated with people who are like we do do do we have to do to prop up the person the head of our party because that's the only way this works all fall in line and maybe that's like a fundamental you know maybe I'm not a team player is what I'm getting oh that's a no for me dog Can I tell you the best part of this entire thing though which I'm always happy when there was a moment of levity like this in that's news for me so notable bad person Rudy Giuliani was paid half a million dollars by Ukrainian American basically like a henchman like his Tade Rudy Giuliani half a million dollars I this is my translation of the news I was like tell me what this man does but I was like henchman the right word here to essentially like the metal and US foreign relations for the president but an guess what the company that paid him was called tell me rod guarantee no saying name screaming why did I invented this like what's also why is my llc nor called fraud guaranteed this is your t trump's reelection slogan really wow let's hope they haven't trademark that because it would be apps this is too good it's to the biggest regret of my life I don't have a back for five hundred thousand dollars signed by fraud guarantee it's too on the nose everything is too on the nose I don't have anything else to say about this except that it's l. moving too slowly for me and I don't appreciate parties in lockstep those are my only takeaways about impeachment at the end of the day is like every everyone's added I still don't appreciate parties in lockstep well here's like one plug that I will make about impeachment is you it's very fascinating you know like a constitutional process that we have and so that's exciting to like learn about but if you want to listen to a podcast about impeachment you should listen to slow-burning season one that is all about the Nixon impeachment almost proceeding basically and the reason that I go back to that is because that's when I realized I was like Oh all of this shit takes way too much time is fast nothing fast so it's like read up about next slow-burn is great like all seasons I was like oh great there's oracle context for this and also instead of freaking out about the news learn about history wow hot tip tip.
"prime minister" Discussed on The Promised Podcast
"That Song Is Katharine Meluka by Yoni Kanoute with Yishai Revolt Orlando Murray and Roehi at dairy like all the music. We're playing today. You can find ended on. I Tunes Apple Music spotify Ban Camp deesor basically all the platforms and now it is time for third discussion which we are calling the general and here's why Lieutenant General Oh and head of the blue and white list member of Knesset Bennigan's sounded guardedly optimistic and unguarded ambulant at a press conference. He convened in Tel Aviv the morning after her the meeting of the president and the prime minister he said quote ever since I entered politics I've called for unity and I'm optimistic today that we can reach it. I call on Netanyahu Donyo and the Likud. Let's negotiate immediately with talks about content and without preconditions without spin and predetermined blocks of parties for the sake of the people of Israel. Let's build a real unity government and quote it won't be for a wish of honors and titles authority that guns is kept from compromising using he went on quote. I don't want to be prime minister because I want a plane or a motorcade. I want the public's trust because of the mission not the power and quote further gone said he does not rule out serving with and under Prime Minister Netanyahu despite the anything but Netanyahu campaign that his party ran all that matters matters to him is that the integrity of the office of Prime Minister is preserved and that no tolerance be allowed for corruption in other words as long as prime minister certain Netanyahu remains unindicted or after Prime Minister Netanyahu was acquitted guns is willing to be his partner in government at the same time gone said he is unconvinced vinced that the prime minister himself is serious about negotiations. It may be that what Netanyahu really wants is a third round of elections on the next day. God sent anticipation to meet with Netanyahu negotiators. The two sides parted after five unproductive hours of talks on Sunday the general and the prime minister spoke on the telephone and and agreed that the two men would meet some style on Wednesday yesterday as we record the day after Russia Shanna this even as their minions were busily throwing shade on the other side each accusing the other of stonewalling and bad faith which is why no one was very much surprised when as the holiday ended on Tuesday night we learned that blue and white had postponed the scheduled post-holiday summit on the ground fat quote at this stage the most basic conditions to hold an additional meeting between the negotiating teams have have not ripened end quote what the blue and white spokesperson apparently meant to convey with that horticultural metaphor of UNRIPE INNING is his party's frustration frustration that the Likud insists on negotiating in the name of a quote block of natural partners that includes the ultra Orthodox and far right parties in light of blue and white campaign ain't promised to seek a secular national unity government the the cougs refusal to negotiate just as the Likud and its insistence on being a package deal with the entire fire right including the religious right was seen as a non-starter off the record folks high up in blue and white admitted that there's another reason for postponing coalition negotiations the day after US Jason. I was also the day that Prime Minister Netanyahu pre indictment hearing began coalition negotiations gone people feared would allow Netanyahu to divert attention from corruption trial a waylaying of the new cycle that blue and white had no wish to abet much of what's happened over the past week could have gone down differently it must be said if God's and blue and white it had wanted it to after all the party heads met with President Rivlin to inform him of who they supported for premier the tally was in fact fifty seven to fifty five in gone his favor with Lieberman failing to express an opinion and the entire joint lists supporting gods. It was then according to joint list head. I'm an ODA that representatives of Blue Blue and white appeal to him to reduce his lists support in response four representatives from the Palestinian Nationalist Party Ballard withdrew their support for godsend ten Prime Minister Netanyahu received the mandate to form the government all this because the political strategists at blue and white like many pundits concluded that if if Prime Minister Netanyahu failed to form a government and the president then transferred the mandate to God's his prospects as a last chance before new elections candidate would be much improved improved so that leads me to the question that that I wanna raise what the hell are gone and blue and white doing and are they doing what they ought to be doing at at this moment number one. They're playing for time because the longer that these pre indictment hearings go on the more that alleged crimes of prime administer Netanyahu in the headlines and presumably if we get to a point of indictment the better things are going to be for blue and white and the worst that they're going to be for Likud so frankly they are justifiably if you're blue and white strategist in no hurry time is on their side it is not on Netanyahu side so that's the number one consideration I think I think it was a mistake though to go second and guns manipulated the situation so that Netanyahu would get the I chance at forming the government so I'll just use a football analogy the New York giants and less every year is always choose to be the kicking team when they win the coin toss but since their defense sucks they usually get the ball already down seven nothing so you know I. I'm a little bit concerned again. It goes back at mentioned in the first segment the issue of trust. Do you trust trust Netanyahu to play the game fairly yeah so that's a problem but let's give guns a lot of credit because he's still a political novice for not falling into into summer. It's in Yahoo is more obvious traps. Netanyahu has been trying to bully him into agreeing to join what essentially be a right wing. Ultra Orthodox governments guns avoided aided meeting. That's in your yesterday which would have distracted from the beginning of the hearings under pending indictment so that was a smart move to stay out of the country and not go meet Netanyahu how he chose a strategy and he guns I'm talking about and and he got the joint lists the Arab parties to go along with that strategy which is also a kind of achievements but I I'm worried we you know hindsight is twenty twenty and we'll see how it plays out and maybe this will this will prove to have been a very smart mart way to approach the situation as you said because of the hearings that might influence the dynamic and again this whole coalition building thing is dynamic. There are real people involved and they sometimes change their mind as they start doing new calculations so you know I hope I hope cons has maybe there some tricks episodes that we don't know about yet. Maybe awesome deal with Lieberman nothing to lose. He simply has nothing to lose by pushing this as far down the news. I can't do football analogies as far down the field as possible gridiron. I mean because what are what are the scenarios. Nitny clearly can't put a block together right waiting as long as possible is good for him third election action. Frankly is good for him because people are going to be seriously pissed off at Netanyahu for doing this to him. I don't see a third election being bad for bluer white or you know at the end of the day if he wants to take one of these rippling fling compromises he can do it later. He doesn't have to do it now so I don't see why he wouldn't do exactly what he's doing. I was disappointed when I learned that through this stratagem they had some managed to rig it to that they got the the mandate second if if it comes to them at all for a number of reasons first of all what was disappointing to me was it seemed a little bit like Netanyahu wisdom. It seemed like political smart asses them to for him to try to for blue and white to try to game the system in that way. I think that his best play his brand. His character is that he is straightforward and I think that what he should try to do is to prosecute politics the way it ought to be prosecuted which is to say. We won the most votes in this election. Geno party got more votes than we are. We are going to charge ahead and try to form a government and it is going to be as we said throughout the campaign. A national unity government is going to be a national unity government that is negotiated first with the non exclusively religious parties and only thereafter will we speak to the religious just parties and I think that it would have been good for him to go forward that is not to say that that I will be shocked if it turns out that this works out for him that Netanyahu fails though by between me and you. I don't think that I don't think the betting against in this hour has for the last decade ever been a wise bet here in Israel he see that the man has powers to persuade people to put their own personal interest above party and even above country and who knows if he won't be able to successfully the exercises panelists now but I just it might work out well for for blue and white but still it was the wrong thing to do it was it was against brand where your brand a and his integrity and so. I think that there was something on integris about them doing it. This way and I still hope that it works out well. I hope that they get the man they didn't. They formed the government that they want. I hope that they do not end up forming a secular national unity government. I hope that is in that government but I I'm disappointed by the way that they've gone about it. I want him to take a knife to the proverbial gunfight. I you know I think that when you're playing with Netanyahu have to play by his rules but you have to. You're playing chess with a master right liquid. You mentioned shot and I think that that's really own. That's really only play here is that I don't know if it'd be shos or it could be the Ashkenazi L. Tour Party the I do right United Torah Judaism that he would get into to get them away from the embrace of the right wing by going back to the old deal interestingly Optima Tibi this week member of the Arab mostly Arab joint list said that they would be willing to support a a combination of the center the left and the Ultra Orthodox parties from outside the government which is the old formula that was the Rabin government formula was everybody but the right in the government with the Arabs voting along with them in the Knesset in all major legislation so that was an interesting thing. Maybe that's something that's actually being explored. I you know I've been wondering if guns and Lieberman don't have some deal up their sleeve and just waiting for things to play out including this meeting today with Lieberman and Netanyahu and maybe there's another play coming. Lieberman is unpredictable. We haven't talked about him. He's the one who prevented the the government from forming last time and he might he might I'd surprise us yet alison. My answer to what you said is that is that you want. You want people to vote for you the next time as well and if people are voting for you because they think that you're you do politics in a way that substantially different than Netanyahu you pay a price by not doing politics differently than Netanyahu or showing that you don't have the hunger to be the leader which is another way to read this which I think is probably don't think wanting to go second sort of falls into such a harsh category that people will judge him but you never know listen to this.
"prime minister" Discussed on The Promised Podcast
"That song as Adana Sligo by the band yes la. Hover hip indie bands that play young people or Liturgy that on one foot is why I love Israel all the rest of the commentary. Now let us go and learn Don. What has the prime minister been up to lately as he accepted the mandate to form a new government from President Rivlin Prime Minister Netanyahu displayed a charming flash and what was almost self-deprecation he said thank you Mr President. I accept the task you assign me. I do this with the knowledge that is not the case that I have greater prospects of forming the government but rather let's say my inability is slightly less than member of Knesset glances inability because neither of us will be able to form a government unless we do it together. A unity government is the call the hour that was a quote Netanyahu went on to say that after a hard fought and vituperative election it's time for national reconciliation as he continued speaking however it sounded as though he was either launching his campaign for a third round of elections or preparing already to blame blue and white for the failure to form a unity government enforcing the country to go to the polls again today's meeting with Avigdor Lieberman as we speak to see if they can work out some kind of deal and my sources tell me that behind the scenes. Netanyahu has been working overtime to get Labor to come into a right wing ultra Orthodox government with them to no avail so far but that would allow them to form a government without blue and white after all the first the campaign stump speech a national unity government is needed. Netanyahu said to face three big pressing challenges I challenge to our security the only to Iran's foot SPA and recent adventurism attacking Saudi Arabia international ships and shipping lanes and reviving its nuclear program second challenge to our economy me that the Iranian threat brings on Israel as we will need to devote much more money to defense third. US President Donald Trump's deal of the century that will allow Israel finally to set permanent borders and reach diplomatic agreements with our neighbours presumably including the Palestinians because these challenges are so pressing Netanyahu went on he he seeks a government based on real cooperation and equality with guns and the prime minister said this government will have interesting arrangements of the sort raised referring referring to Rivlin suggestion that we discussed in the first segment in other words at the moment anyway. Netanyahu's signaled that he might be willing to Bartlett away his prime ministerial authority should he be indicted. Felonies wants the long awaited and delayed hearings began yesterday are concluded or at least one could interpret it that way but with Netanyahu one when should expect that the spin machine has already figured out a way to keep Netanyahu in charge until an only if he is convicted in the negotiations in which the Likud is represented by I levine perhaps the last person would choose if the goal was to build trust. Likud insisted that the new unity government would include it in your entire coalition of right-wing and ultra-orthodox Iraq's parties and all of their fifty five seats and that Netanyahu would sir I in the rotation presumably for two or more years whether it will include anybody else besides blue and white or everybody else was not clear guns the head of the party which received the most seats in this election would be a minority figure in the new government now there are reasons to doubt Netanyahu sincerity as already heard and how I frame these issues from one thing back in August. The Prime Minister wrote a column Israel Yoma headlined there will be no unity government government also Iran was already a threat back then the economy was already fragile. The deal of the century is probably already even back from printers for quite a while so the prime minister's ostensible change change of heart due to external circumstances is hard to accept as sincere he also as a well earned reputation for being guided more by expediency than scrupulous honesty. It's the and integrity that said over the past week. Netanyahu has made every appearance genuinely seeking to coax into coalition in the waning hours before Rosh Sunnah he phoned guns and employed in to meet after the holiday to negotiating interfaith he also let it be known that if his efforts to entice blue and white into a national unity coalition Russian fail he will return the Mandate to Rivlin to President Ruslan well before his October twenty third deadline. I tried he will likely say but I could not overcome the recalcitrance of guns and his negativism for heaven's sake. The man went to London just to avoid talking to me at S- initially he said he would return the mandate yesterday but so far he still holding onto it. So what are we think was prime. Minister is now smart to accept a mandate from President Rivlin. What do you think is game is now wow and how do you think guns should respond. Of course he's going to accept the mandate from President Rivlin. I mean this is Bibi Netanyahu. I'm sure on some level that key figured that you know he'll he'll be able to manage a way to put it together just overtaken by events since we've sat down and recorded this the meeting between Netanyahu and Lieberman has ended did with no no result. The meeting took less than an hour. I wonder if they actually ever even spoke one word to each other but you know a lot of people were shaking in their boots that you know maybe the Likud has something on Lieberman they'll find some way to strong arm and back into the right wing block so that didn't happen and the other news which is relevant to this conversation nation is that the speaker of the Knesset Yuli Elstein says that Netanyahu has agreed to take a leave of absence as being temporarily incapacitated if indicted which which could be an opening back to riverland suggestion right right yeah so. I heard that that interview with this morning. That's not really what he said. The headlines are a little bit misleading thing he really said that in certain circumstances he could imagine that it would be proper for a prime minister to accusing Prime Minister. It was all something something that he can he was. He was very careful to make sure it was not something he very much on message. Likud is very tight with their messaging and I think that hedging it so much is to served is so that we can't have a video clip later showing them promising that he would slat assign is also a straight shooter and he he was prevaricating but he was making it clear fear that he was not able to say exactly what headlines ended up quoting him as saying listen. If we got God forbid heaven forbid to to to to a third election Netanyahu would have to work very very hard as he's doing right now to show that he did every single thing possible in his you know his whole bag agam tricks in order to prevent that election he does not want which is kind of would be the common theme and it's been borne out by polling that if there is again heaven I feel like I need to spit spit into something when I say this if there is a third election that the that the electric will a heavily punished Netanyahu and the Likud for dragging them into this mess that they will be the people full that will be blamed and so you know he has no choice but to jump at what appears to be every possible opportunity to have it not happen. I think that Netanyahu doing exactly what a politician in his position would do and should do. He's got a few tracks going on the one hand. He's trying to just exactly like you said to make team as though he is leaving leaving no stone unturned in creating a broad national unity government and what does the national unity government if it doesn't include everyone he argues that is of course ridiculous but that's his argument so so so I have already I have already harnessed my colleagues to the right to in in their willingness to join the national unity government and it's only gones and his people totally be your new Spineta last show so onto a do it in a minute earpieces. Keep so one thing that one thing that Netanyahu is is doing is trying to set up frame the issue so that he cannot be blamed if we go to a third election and the other thing he's trying to do is literally leave no stone unturned earned in negotiations and he is talking to everyone that moves he is contacting people in blue and white who he thinks he can perhaps bribe into leaving their party and to joining a block with him on the the right wing people who have traditionally been right wing. He is speaking to the to the Labor Party. He's trying. He was his goal in meeting with Lieberman. Today was to try to persuade him to join and that is something that I think politician. His position should be doing. That's what he's doing. He's almost certainly going to fail. He doesn't seem to have illusions that he's he's going to succeed but he's fighting the fight. He's doing pressing politics the way that a politician should well except I think we have to step back from it and and realize how much we're all kind of sucked is into how bb tries to frame the issues because there is something else that he could do he could step back and say I want. What's best for the party. I want what's best for the nation and I'm going to let the Likud go ahead and join a government with blue and white and with Avigdor Lieberman without me. I'm going to go fight my personal POL my prosecution and try I to prove my innocence and I will make my return to politics later but as you said Alison he has to be free. You will be forced out of politics if he's not prime minister so what's driving arriving. All of this is his own personal self interest now. He believes that he is the best thing for the country but I think that's MEGLOMANIAC. Meglomania has reached a point where he believes he he is the country could message sheet has an answer for you don which they are repeating over and over again today to. Likud is a democratic party eighty they have democratically elected Benjamin Netanyahu as their head they are not going to allow their political enemies or the other side or Lupita against it it to undermine their democratic process and force them to be head themselves of their democratically elected leaders so you don are anti democracy okay that is Prime Minister Netanyahu now listen to this tire. You live there harvey. How're you leads the Dubai Z. Who Ha- who the code offset I don't I don't know.
"prime minister" Discussed on The Promised Podcast
"That song is Elnora Allo- by Neta Elka Yom off shooting the shore Ashim a beautiful astonishing new record of Pugh team through the a cycle of the year that is of course from Yom Kippur. We will be listening to songs of renewal and repentance for the days of all throughout the show but now it's time for our first discussion so alison. What's the president been up to lately so yeah last week and exhausted looking in Kinda bummed out President Reuven Rivlin. He's never had a very good poker face as you can always really read exactly how he's feeling stood behind one of two lecterns setup in the ceremonial wing of the presidential residence in Jerusalem to his right behind the other lectern was Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu kind of an emphasis for Evelyn frankly he was holding a folder with an official presidential appointment appointment delegating to the prime minister the mandate or the right and responsibility to form Israel's next government Rivlin said quote honored guests after consulting with representatives of all of the factions. I hereby announce that the outgoing prime minister member of Knesset Benjamin Netanyahu will receive from me tonight. The mandate to form form the government a summary of my consultations shows that neither mk outgoing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu now nor mk and former IDF chief of Staff Benny any guns have the sixty one votes in the Knesset that are sufficient to form government the law aims to bring about the formation of a government as quickly as possible awesome and therefore the decision as to whom to delegate the work of forming a government depends on the question of who has the greatest chance of succeeding at forming a government government and indeed. It's that ambiguous language. The president gets to use his judgement to decide who has the greatest chance and in the current circumstances said riven fifty-five members of the Knesset supported M K Benjamin Netanyahu and MK Bennigan's was supported by fifty four members of the Knesset. Nobody gets to sixty one however not all of the fifty four supporters of Ben against will sit with him in the government but by contrast the fifty five members of Knesset who supported Netanyahu have announced that they we'll be partners in his government if he succeeds in establishing it the Israel Bae Tae new party did not support either candidate and did not reject either of them hence concluded the ability of Cain Netanyahu to form a government is greater at the moment however President Rivlin continued. This is hardly the end of the story under present circumstances. Neither candidate can form a government quote as long as there is no true will to reach agreements to compromise if this this compromise doesn't happen. He says no government will rise so that's where President Rivlin came with his out of the box idea he he said has proposed that the two to candidates establish a government of equals in which no block will have an advantage over the other. I proposed Rivlin said that the law be changed so that alongside side the elected prime minister the position of Deputy Prime Minister will be given substance power enforce. Let me allison interject that right now. There is no such position and a deputy prime minister with any kind of substance power enforce. Rivlin said that what will be unique about this deputy prime minister is that at any moment when the prime minister is unable able to fulfil his duties of office he the deputy will be prime minister in every way. Rivlin said that he proposed that this law be an amendment to the current law aw such that the inability to fulfill the duties of office will no longer be limited to a period of one hundred days not a temporary fill in by the deputy the prime minister about long-term which will allow a prime minister to continue to serve as long as there is no reason why he is unable to fulfill the duties of office but if a prime minister is no longer able to fulfill the duties of office he will continue to be prime minister in name but his responsibilities will be transferred in their entirety to the deputy that said Rivlin was his proposal to solve the political and legal complications we face he said this is my proposal and I presented here to the public back off of the quote now the fact that he was presenting it to the public was kind of a sign that it wasn't really going behind closed doors. He really went to huge efforts to show that the political and legal complications quote unquote not define them but we all know that he's talking about Prime Minister Netanyahu's indictments and trials for corruption bribery and influence peddling the hearings for these pre indictment. charges are taking place even now even here in this country as we record the president scheme assumes that once indicted. Prime Minister Netanyahu would accept the stripping of his prime ministerial duties even though he would hold the title until such time as he is exonerated if he's exonerated so the biggest innovation and the president's proposal is unstated but undeniable suggestion ingestion that in order to remain Prime Minister Netanyahu would have to surrender his powers if not is titled. If he's indicted which most legal analysts expect to happen at least by December in Hanukkah if we all make it that long Rivlin's proposal is a very creative in dramatic one the last time a Western head of State found on themselves in the position that the president has suggested Netanyahu was when US President Jebediah Bartlett signed a declaration passing all the duties of his office to Republican Speaker of the House Glen Glen Allen Walken at that time with his daughter in the hands of likely terrorists Bartlett knew he was unfit to act in the best interest of the country which likely were incompatible with his efforts for its to say the light of his daughter whose or dark days but I still miss the Bartlett Administration. Yeah that was a great idea was also of course fictional so maybe I think we should call an Aaron Sorkin to solve our current problem. He could be even more creative than Rivlin anyway back in reality in the weeks since Rivlin Gay Prime Minister Netanyahu the mandate eight to form a new government in floated his proposal for an I had to look up this word which doesn't really have a definition on the Internet Para Teti government. That's supposedly some sort of weird mutant form of a Hebrew legal lease term that means this government of equals. He's talking about Germany. It's German from the Latin. It and we had at the university very often. You have peripatetic committees all the time which means committee's where everyone has equal power and it's it's from the word parody already. I'm a simple journalists. Maybe I maybe I spelled it wrong when I tried to type it into to get a definition anyway okay so everyone's sequel equally so it seems that this government would I be headed by Netanyahu with dance is deputy and then presumably guns after Netanyahu is indicted. The President Rivlin has been loud on one side for his huge efforts to prevent us from going to elections heaven forbid a third time. He has also been lambasted. I'm basis for his apparent willingness to write the laws in order to pressure and Cajole Bennigan's to serve under Netanyahu which he said again and again during the campaign that he would not do if Netanyahu Niaou was indicted so here's the question. What do we make of riven scheme to facilitate the formation of a new government we admired or do we think it's kind of lame and what what do we make of. Netanyahu's willingness to use it as an opening gambit for negotiating with gas into China's Netanyahu said I'm willing to talk about it. I'm willing to negotiate on the basis of it and and gansters decision to say no way Jose which is what in fact is leading John Young to what he's doing today meeting with his Frenemy Avic Door Lieberman presumably in another last-ditch low odds effort to Seduce Lieberman back into the right wing so I've been a big riven booster since he became president and I trust his motives. I think he wants what's best for the country. I'll say by the way I don't think that Rivlin organs for that matter have any personal vendetta or desire to see gene y'all go to prison because they could be behaving very differently if they did and I will add that. According to Israel Democracy Institute's survey which was taken after these elections sixty four percent of Jewish Israelis surveyed said they favor a unity government so Ritalin can claim at least a speak for the majority of the Jewish population in Israel not necessarily our Palestinian citizens all that being said I don't think it's a good way to make policy or legislation or restructure government to try to fit it or jerry rig something to meet the needs of a specific specific individual. Yes it's Netanyahu's not someone I admire or fund of as our leader but I don't think that this is a good way to make policy. Listen to make change so.
"prime minister" Discussed on Skimm This
"Complex stories of the day and giving you the context on why they matter burst the U._k.. Has a new prime minister and he has a pretty long to do list. We'll connect the dots. What's on what's in store for Boris? Johnson starts tomorrow then the trump administration is proposing a new rule that could cause over three million people to lose their food stamp benefits. We'll give you the details and finally the W._W._e.. Has a new champion and she's making history. We're here to make your evening smarter. Let's skim this. The most complicated story today is about Boris Johnson the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom he was declared declared the winner earlier today after his party voted on who should get the job. This comes just two months. After Theresa May announced she would be stepping down from her post. Johnson takes over ten Downing Street tomorrow but when he moves in he won't have much time to settle in and arranged is the furniture here he is in his first speech. After the vote was announced original eventual times this morning there are new incoming leader they win coming leader has ever faced such daunting set of circumstances it said so today we're going to get into the three rebe issues on Johnson's play Brexit Iran and the U._K.'s relationship with the U._S.. I.
"prime minister" Discussed on The Daily
"Indicted. Sounds like the story of prime minister who is experiencing tremendous success. And who is delivering very well on this message of indispensability that's at the center of his political life. So what exactly goes wrong, I think in hindsight somewhere along the way as he's growing in stature, really fast and really big in the eyes of his people in the eyes of the rest of the world. You know, he starts to believe exactly how indispensable he is trying to convince Israel as he is starts to really identify himself with Israel, and that's not just taking personally what happens to Israel. That's thinking that you know, what's good for you is good for the country. And there's an arrogance to that as well. Six weeks. Now Israelis have been demonstrating against the prime minister crime minister as they've affectionately nicknamed him. You know, there's two things that start to get him into trouble. According to what we've been learning in the recent months for one thing, he develops a taste for the trappings of power. There's the sense that he and members of his family. They feel that somebody who is as exalted a leader on the world stage should be treated accordingly. There's a steady stream of gifts that he's accused of accepting from billionaires and Hollywood moguls who is friends with and so on luxuriant champagne for the lady and find cigars for the gentleman. There's like jewelry arriving in the prime minister's residence for his wife, there's tens of thousands of dollars worth of cigars. They're champagne and then case number two Netanyahu reportedly struck a deal with a major newspaper way in return. For more favorable coverage. He would weaken a rival newspaper us the second thing is if you're the indispensable man, but you see impediments to your continuing to lead, and those impediments might be in the form of critical fractious news media. Well, how do you get around that maybe want to bend? The news media to your will. And you'll look for ways to do that. How does that work? Exactly. So there are just countless examples of this. But one that really stands out for me goes back to election day the last time in two thousand fifteen he put up a video on election day at self. She's going to gonna let's Vima of million becoming the local where he speaks to camera and says you got to come out, and we'll talk to small you to the Bill to boost the Arabs are being bussed to the polls in droves. They're not allowed to advertise in the last number of days of Israel election. But Walla news this news website over. Which Netanyahu is wielding enormous influence in control while news is prevailed upon to run this Facebook video on its homepage prominently all day long now. And who knows how many people saw that got right out and voted so no other candidate can advertise at this point. But this video kind of serves as a kind of advertisement for Netanyahu through a media organization that he's got this essentially bribery arrangement with. That's right. That's the allegation, and what do we know about how this was coordinated by Netanyahu or people around him so much of this has been reported because the prosecutors have turned state witnesses out of some of whose closest aides his media advisor, his deputy in the communications ministry. I mean, the guy who is running back and forth allegedly between the family and the newsroom's. You know, there are conversations with prime ministers wiretap talking to some of the. Guys. There's just apparently a massive trove of evidence that we're not gonna see until after the election. But I think you know, from the way it's been reported up till now it's going to be pretty damning. How do you think about these two things existing side by side these extremely damning allegations of corruption bribery fraud and an Israeli electorate that may very well still be poised to reelect the man who allegedly committed those acts. So I think that is really are just having a very difficult time imagining the next thing. Netanyahu has been in office for ten years. He's done really well by the average Israeli and Netanyahu himself has become this huge towering figure that. I mean, there is nobody else on the scene. You know, the man challenging him this former army chief, he's got lots of stature, he's very tall. But Netanyahu's image just dwarfs the guy. And so for Israelis, no matter. I mean, they take these charges seriously. But it is very very hard for them to think about anybody else in that job, and that really for many people I think when they go into the ballot box. It's going to be hard for them to get past that that idea up against Netanyahu is this new party is led by a bunch of generals who are promising Isreaeli voters that they know how to keep them safe that their security is in good hands. But Netanyahu's telling people, I know, you, I know your fears trust your fears, and you can only trust me. To keep you safe. And it seems to be working. It's worked for him so many times, and it just might one more.
"prime minister" Discussed on Boss Files with Poppy Harlow
"Hit of where where we've come in these years that you have been prime minister having gender-balanced cabinet. What has been the biggest learn learning experience for you on this issue is there anywhere where you've said I had these high goals. I thought if I made my cabinet equal men and women we would achieve X, and we haven't like what has been the biggest stumbling block on that. Well, I think there's there's there's two things that I've learned one positive one negative one is how eager men are to be allies to women, but how much uncertainty there is about how to do it or whether it's okay to do it. And I think one of the conversations we're seeing more and more is men stepping up and asking how to be allies and figuring out how to be better allies. And that's something that has been a positive surprise. The challenge I found is having had a broad any more diverse cabinet. We are having challenges around retention now challenges around people who are saying, wow, I came into cabinet minister. But the the context were in the way politics is played is a lot more difficult. It's still the old way of doing things we need to think about how we change the the way the workplace works and ice hours. You have to be there or the hours expectations schedule that work life balance? There's there's a whole number of things that are shifting. And. Just telling you that. Yes. There's pressure on this there. No one has said they're going to leave. We don't change. But there are homosexuals about making the workplace, which quite frankly, parliament or elected office is one of the most grueling jobs that you have the demands are incredible. And it's also a reflection of of this generation men and women who want to be more president present in their kids lives. More have a better quality of life. Be able to better do their jobs. There's a reflection coming of not just bringing in diversity, but actually responding to the changing nature of the workplace because of that diversity. Because of the demands of it, are you worried that if that doesn't change that you will lose some of those few limit female ministers or that you won't be able to continue attracting them. I'm confident we're going to be able to make changes. What about your dad? You said something at the beginning that struck me you said, I don't know if my dad was a feminist former prime minister because of the times. But what did he teach you that you think has made you a feminist and has made you take these actions who taught me about the fundamental rights of every individual. He brought in Canada's charter rights and freedoms says part in trying to our constitution, individual rights and freedoms that are protected and sacrosanct and that frame of respecting and defending people's rights, even if it's politically unpopular, even if it's difficult and challenges the status quo, whether we're talking about LGBT rights or maternal rights or broad range of things, we know I know that Canada has thrived because we are a country that defends people's rights. Let's talk about the metoo movement because it's more than that a moment. This summer you responded to allegations that you inappropriately touched a female reporter eighteen years ago. You said you do not recall that, but you said you felt that you acted not feel that you acted inappropriately. But that you respect the fact that someone else might have experienced it differently. You have since called sexual harassment. Systemic problem has the metoo movement changed how you lead. Absolutely. I think a respecting and leaving room for multiple voices. And multiple experiences is essential in our conversation year. Whether it's the unfounded cases, the get dismissed by police services across across our country or had been dismissed across country or the the disbelief with which a survivor has is treated when she comes forward with her story, we need to start from a place of support and belief and and and move forward in a way that is respectful and. That changes how we engage in our workplaces cages how we lead changes. How we how we treat one another and how we become more aware of the power dynamics inherent and just about any situation. Have you had conversations with with your wife, for example, about this as a leader?.
"prime minister" Discussed on The Science Show
"Hope was the first to host the event way back. And now Scott Morrison, just weeks in the job, and this is how he spoke at the prime minister's prizes of science on Wednesday last. Well, thank you very much. And what am I looking at here? Always great minds all dressed up to the nine. He looked fantastic. It's great to have you here, and I'm pleased to see you getting a nod out. Closeted a wild. I during the experiments on the computers working through all the Mizen things that you do going into your own minds and coming out the other side. And you know the person who must fascinated me about science was captain cook. You, Mark. Why tapping took well, yes. He was an amazing Guida and he's voyages discoveries allege injury. But when you read Cook's journals and you read about him, you discovered that he was actually a scientist, and that's what he should be remembered for more than anything else. An enquiring mind, a mind that wanted to pass on that knowledge, a mind that wanted to explore the boundaries. I don't know if you know this, but James t Kirk from Star Trek. Was actually is not kidding, was modelled on James Cook as scientists you'd go where we haven't been before you dare to imagine the things that others haven't now it's true. I actually do have a science degree. It's true. What I hate to disappoint you is an applied science. Social sciences is an economic geography, but that's it. The is on is what I used to put on the card many, many years ago. And I've always felt like I should have changed it to something else because I never really thought of it in the same way as those of you do here, but I was passionate and I was interested and I did believe, and I did wanna learn, and I did want to know the prime minister, Scott Morrison skirmish did not wear a fluoro- jacket or white coat, but he wasn't character as you heard with that boffin business and was pleased to greet. The main winner of the science prize emerges professor Kurt limbic from the new, the man for whom the earth moved as the papers put it on Thursday, but Kurt had an unlikely beginning in Wollongong New South Wales a family with little money and only a bit of a fluke that got him started back in the fifties? Yes, spent a one gong high school, and that was probably the best thing that happened to me at that point because it was a selective high school. And I think essentially a good. System of education where I suddenly learned lots of things that I hadn't even thought about science. Okay. Yes, it was my introduction to signs, physics was particularly well taught. It was a lot of experiments. It was one class where the girls so you could actually concentrate on the physics. Did you find the goals distracting then how do you expect me on? So. Enjoy their company. And then when you decide to get to the university of New South Wales surveying was your course how come my headmaster didn't have much hope for my future. I think I did reasonably well at school, but he didn't seem to think of us up too much good. And he recommended I should learn a trade or something about my first job was in the port Campbell steelworks I was going to be trained as Mitch, religious, and in those days worked unity. And did you study sit nights? And I've found working in the steelwork environment into blast furnaces UP the at the coalface of taking your samples out doing and how is this? I really didn't see much of a career there. So I was offered a job as a trainee surveyor with a local surveyor in woollen gong. And I did that for a while. And again, I saw no real prospects air. I guess what was happening to me was that I was beginning to see that there was more than live than what I'd been used to. And I was searching for something to get out of a if you like, and I saw advertisements by the New South Wales government's department of civil Lance and main roads and water board calling for young people who wants to be surveyors and they would put him through university,.
"prime minister" Discussed on The Global Politico
"Uh an and this is a strange thing because we're political rivals i don't know if you're not listeners understand in israel i compete with netanyahu during the elections it's a zerosum game you vote for him or for me um yet i think for the good of israel uh i would not want to see netanyahu stepped down because of uh you know for criminal investigation reasons i won all free elections under another and i have to say he he is has been a prime minister for very long ago for a very long time in the and dan you know that that is pretty unique on on the global stage so you say you'd like to be prime minister someday what do you think israel most needs in a leaner right now well i think uh two elements israeli israelis want someone who can run the country well um i also think that it's time for someone who can oppose a a an example uh on unknown values and the way we conduct ourselves and that was what i was alluding to when i said uh that than on a moral basis some in of people ought not to take gifts the so but i'm ultimately that's the decision of the voters so i would want to be a leader by example and also to run the country well not it's two different things uh i'm not sure though why i mean the on the example part i'm not sure that is a major element in in the political world anywhere in it right now and he read there is no good examples and no i i it's it's some after i said vowed i started thinking about it a bit more and i'm not sure that's something that voters care about that much.
"prime minister" Discussed on The Global Politico
"Tony tonio um i intend to be the prime minister of israel um i've got a lot of work to do because of uh for for many reasons it's very tough from my current position to to reach that um but absolutely i do not intend to uh uh the arrival of netanyahu i think he's doing a fair job we've had our disagreements etcetera but i think gaza prime minister certainly do in a fair job so i stand behind him but if he steps down i absolutely intend to contend and become the next prime minister well it after netanyahu people expected there would be kind of a major a reorganisation on the right and uh you you alluded to some of the challenges that you have one of them as i understand it right is that your party at jewish home which is a member of the prime minister's coalition has a lot of extremely conservative uh uh figures in its base who might be a challenge for you as you face in general election electorate in israel that that's correct than though i of a significant task to revamp might party to open it up you know stoorikhel might party was the party of orthodox jews modern orthodox jews in israel um and i came in i said not not no that's not our mission i was let sort of a nobody kyw noone knew who i am an and by the way tell our listeners i made you you were very close to prime minister netanyahu at t tell ya second story of how you might might to secondstorey uh thirty seconds grew up in israel uh my english is because my parents a bar from san francisco berkeley and it's not just because they're great student knows fortunate uh and the in fact they were the ultraleft wingers in oh my my grandfather i think was along with communist the opinions than the san francisco in the fifties and sixties said not very popular and away they came man.
"prime minister" Discussed on The Global Politico
"A circled the wagons in behind the prime minister and do feel that there is a witchhunt and then sort of a um a quality behind him and therefore his support in fact is growing as a result of the in you mean independents roles in the public polls yuck out well that's led some people to think that he might call elections even earlier snap elections in order to shore up by his base he might than the you think that's a real possibility it's a possibility uh there's only one person who who knows if he does in the tim um it he can in israel the prime minister is very very powerful if he is determined to go to elections there will be election so he i by the way think it would be a mistake we've got uh we've gotta government that's been running for about two years and eight months saw a bit more than half of the full term but um i i think it's bad for any state to any country to go on a to frequent elections now we need stability well you've had a remarkable degree of stability under prime minister netanyahu he's already become that longestserving prime minister since uh david bengurion and die as is in challenging rain odds range to actually beat that record i think it's 2019 rate uh that finish so that would have him surpassing that record and yet this crisis around the investigation wherever it lead has certainly led people into a conversation about what comes after bb and uh you know you you can't say this but i can't lots of people talking about you as a future prime minister of israel is that is that something that you one day would like to see yourself challenging for yes um after the era of not.
"prime minister" Discussed on The Global Politico
"This is susan glasser and welcome back to the global politico we're delighted to have as our guest this week on the global politico former and perhaps future prime minister of israel yehud barak whose here in washington for the annual savan forum which is pretty much a gathering of a who's who of figures both from israel and from the united states who are concerned uh and make it their business to know what's going on in the region uh but i can't think of any one better and better timing to talk with him then prime minister brock today you have a piece in the new york times that is really i must say kind of an explosive peace you say we must save israel from its government you say ordered the mass on title at the near times said what's what's title a third world room uh change has to com which is somewhat similar out here i somewhat similar at it it it really it's it's it's a call to action in many ways you say that the government of prime minister netanyahu has become irrational bordering on messianic that it's headed right toward a one state solution rather than a two state solution uh you have some strong words about the prime minister's uh devaluing of the institutions of democracy you even say that the prime minister elevated fake news alternative facts and what about ism to an art form long before we were talking about that here in the united states so what prompted this outcry.