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"inside story." ♪ ♪ >> this is al jazeera america. live from new york. i'm adam. the emergency meeting at the u.n. after dozens of palestinians torched a jewish holy site at the west bank. an united front, the u.s. and south korea have a warning for north korea about its nuclear program. and how to turn kne nuclear
energweapons out of nuclear power. not even scientists know how it's done. >> the palestinian ambassador a peeled to the consul asking for international protection for worshipers at the sacred temple mount in jerusalem. a disagreement over access to that mosque is really what is fueling this recent violence. israel's new ambassador has rejected an international force at the site, and they're accusing palestinian president abbas of inciting the attacks. >> in the face of the commitment
to the two-state solution. it under scores how critical it is to achieve two states layoffing side by side in peace and security. >> in the last two weeks' loan 39 palestinians have been killed and seven israelis have been stabbed to death. and earlier this morning a jewish holy site was torched in the west bank and they're calling the events at joseph tomb an act of desecration. >> yes, as you rightly say there has been a whole sore series of developments police say the palestinian attackers carried out that incident.
there will were no immediate reports of injuries or substantial damage to the tomb. you cannot go torching religious sites here and not expect that to lead to more retaliation incidentally that identity is a holy site not only for jews but for muslims and for christians. there were other incidents in hebron where a palestinian man disguised as a press photographer stabbed an israeli soldier at a checkpoint before being shot to death himself. clashes broke out about 20 minutes from here. let's take a look at this report. >> rain on the streets of bethlehem.
a new generation rises up to an age-old complaint--israeli occupation. >> you can't do anything here. >> protesters wield sing shots against one of the best-armed militaries in the world. >> this started as a grassroots reas a result after years of peace talks protesters accuse their own palestinian leaders of failing to win an independent homeland. this is our revolution. we don't need another leader for our revolution. >> friday marked the latest
round of clashes. the scenario is much the same. there is a certain level of coordination. this is the first line of defense. their role is to try to stop israeli troops pushing deeper in the neighborhood. when it gets too hot to hold here they'll fall away and let others take up the defense. >> this is one of the core issues fueling the current violence. israeli security forces banned muslim men from taping friday prayers from the al aqsa mosque compound. so they pray on the streets. this is a religious war. they want to still our rights from the holy place. they want to steal the compound, he says.
the israeli government denies it wants to alter longstanding political agreement on control of what it calls temple mount. but the distrust is almost genetic. even prayer time brings little peace. israeli police started to move in. they went into the crowd and detained one palestinian man. now they bring in the police horses to make sure that the crowd disperses. back in bethlehem. the fight rages on. they all resisted and were continuing to do so, our children will pre-assis will resist as well. who knows how long, perhaps until we die. words of defiance but little sense of hope.
>> i think just looking at today's eventually it is quite clear that this current wave of unrest has it's religious components. it has a political component, and also the component that it is a fight that has been handed down from generation to generation. that's what makes it so complex. that's what is going to make it so tough to resolve. >> well said, carl. it's amazing to see you there on the front line of those protesters. a simply slingshot that you might pick up at a discount store. we know this has been in the works for a while. but officially john kerry secretary of state will be meeting with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. what chances are there to stop this current wave of violence? >> it all very much defense. we don't know exactly, but we know that kerry is going to meet
with netanyahu. we expect the talks will go along with the president of the palestinian authority ma mahmood abbas as well. but i'm not sure that that will do much good because a lot of the protesters say this no longer trust the palestinian authority their representatives, their leaders to actually represent them. they're not listening any more. if is very much a grass rods movement. so the palestinian authority may not be able to control the palestinian. and this report is genetic. whatever prime minister benjamin netanyahu says will be distrusted by the palestinians and of course his own cabinet has shifted radical towards the right. even on the domestic front the room for maneuver may be limited as well, adam. >> all right, live for us in
jerusalem. thanks so much. well in turkey they're saying they shot down a drone. turkish warplanes destroyed the drone as it continued on its trajectory after three separate warnings. the drone was non-military, but u.s. officials believe that the drone was of russian or je origin. well, as many as 2,000 fight freers hezbollah and iran may now be backing syria's offensive in the northern city of aleppo. this is according to a senior military source that is on the ground. the offensive is receiving air support from russia. it has carried out 390 strikes in just the past week. it has reached an agreement with the u.s. on flight safety issues over syria.
the president met with his south korean counterpart and north korea's nuclear weapon's threat is very high on the agenda. what was the message about paining it' nuclear weapons sandy. >> the two presidents were united in saying they would not accept north korea as a new englannuclear state. it comes as they might be preparing to launch a missile into space as a test or to conduct a nuclear test. and even though the president was very tough in talking about north korea, he also left the door open to possible future
negotiations with leader kim jong-un. >> as my administration has shown, we're prepared to engage nations with which we've had troubled histories. but jung-un needs to understand that it will not achieve the prosperity it seeks as long as it continues. >> south korea's president said that they need to come on board and help contain north korea's nuclear ambitions. the united states is a little concerned about the contact with china because it appears to be fueling some reluctance on the part of south africa to accept an u.s. missiles system. the thad system.
these are missile defenses designed to shoot down north korean missiles in the boot phase. something that the united states would like to put there to counter the threat. south korea has been reluctant partly because china is opposed to the di the deployment. nevertheless, the president said that there were no cracks in the relationship and that it was as strong as ever. >> i want to bring into conversation jim walsh joining us from massachusetts. good to have you with us once again. i want to touch on what jamie was speaking about. how concerned should the u.s. be about senate office building's relationship with china? >> well, i think it's to be expected. essentially the united states and south korea are married. we have a treaty alliance. this citizen as high a level
that they have, we're on the same team because the u.s. is irreplaceable for south korea in terms of providing for defense. but you know, south korea lives in the neighborhood and we don't. china is a rising power. certainly a big economic power and south korea sees in its interest if it has good relation it is may help with new york. it is always going to be a balancing act, but in the end of the day the most important issue is security and for that they'll always depend on the united states. >> we want to turn it back to you on another point. the president said that he's open to negotiations. but have the negotiations broken agreement to disarm their nuclear program. >> yes, in 1994 there was framework agreement in which the north koreasens were supposed to shut down for food and aid.
north koreans shut down one program and started a secret program at the same time. by the time that the united states knew what was going on, it was too late for them to stop. now the best estimate the number they have is between 10 and 20. there is no evidence that north korea's leader kim jong-un is interested in giving up nuclear weapons. it's the one thing that it has to make other countries take it seriously. >> jim, do you agree with that? >> i do agree. i've been to north korea. i've studied north korea for 15 years and met a lot of north koreans. they've said a lot of things over time. the nuclear weapons are the few things that they have as an asset that gives the weak country some leverage. one year they say they'll give
them up. the next year they'll pass a constitutional amendment requiring that we own them. i never say never with north carolina. yo--north korea. you never know what is around the corner. we'll stay on this path, but i don't rule out that at some point in the future some things might change. but i don't see it immediately. >> i want to ask you about these continued threats of rocket launches, something that i think is quite concern to go many americans when you hear the headline north korea testing a missile that possibly reach the u.s. speculation that there is going to be another rocket launch. >> it's comical. one day th there they're moving things around. the next day they're not going to test. there is a lot of anticipation
that they were going to engage in some nuclear might test but it did not happen. the fundamentals have not changed. they have the capability of creating a test. it may not be today. it may not be next month, but i think we all have an expectation that they'll test something at some point in you future. it's going to happen. but predicting it turns out to be a very difficult business. >> thanks so much for your expertise. >> thank you. >> presidential candidate hillary clinton is preparing to testify. but today evidence was held behind closed doors. many democrats and now some republicans say the decision to hear from her, the aide at the state department was really
nothing more than a move to derail clinton's campaign. she's currently serving as the campaign vice-chairman for hillary clinton. a cleveland mother's call for justice after her 12-year-old son is killed by police. >> i have had many sleepless nights and days. almost a year now, no justice, no peace. >> up next, the change she says needs to take place in the case of her on son dying. plus drivers stuck in the mud for hours in california. while scientists say mudslides like this one could soon be a lot more frequent.
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he allegedly hit his girlfriend and broke the deputy's nose. but the fiancé had asked for help asking for help for ajubadi who was suffering from a manic disorder who suffers from bipolar. >> they arrested a man who was in college and snuffed out his life without telling us anything. this needs to be the focus point of how we as a community not just to them but america will not stand for treatment by law enforcement like this. rabbit way. al jazeera, atlanta. >> the mother of a 12-year-old boy shot and killed by a cleveland police officer near a year ago said she wants a special prosecute for take over the investigation. the plea comes nearly a week after local prosecutors released extra reports that called that
shooti justified. >> i'm very disappointed in the way timothy mcagainstly is handling this case. i would like for him to step down and allow an independent prosecutor to take over tamir rice's case. >> this comes a week after tim mcginy released reports from a former fbi agent and former denver prosecutor calling th the 2014 police shooting of 12-year-old tamir rice reasonable under current law. >> after a long time in many months they found two people who were willing to say that the shooting of this young child was runnable. was justified. for us we were stunned. >> rice and her attorney say prosecutor ginty is trying to take the grand jury process. they say the reports were biased
and flawed. >> these experts don't have all the information they need to formulate an opinion. >> rice is now asking for mcginty to step aside. >> i've had many sleepless nights and days, almost a year now, no justice, no peace. >> surveillance video shows rice holding a pellet gun when white police officer timothy loman shot him within seconds of arriving on the scene. >> do you think that the killing of my child was constitutionally justified? i'm praying the public continues to ask questions and seeks the truth. >> prosecutor mcginty said that he has no plans to turn over the case. in a statement he said:
>> bisi onile-ere, al jazeera. >> some headlines on capital punishment in america vote necessary nebraska will decide next year if the death penalty should be repealed or not. and in oklahoma, executions have now been put on hold. at least until next year. the state's attorney general agreed to postpone setting dates to carry out capital punishment. they're investigating why the state is using wrong drugs to execute an inmate in january. well, six workers were rescued from a mountain of collapse scaffolding in downtown houston this morning. 200 workers were at this construction site at the time witnesses say that it sounded like an avalanche when all this
melt and wood gave away. >> when i got there, there was a lot of dust. it was really scary. it was very scary knowing that there are people working on the scaffolds and knowing that it all fell down. it's just really sad, and it's really scary. >> it's a huge effort to try to ask everyone. 100 firefighters responded. officials saying tonight that the workers injuries are not life threatening, and the cause is still being investigated. the u.n. security council calling an emergency meeting to try to keep the violence between israelis and palestinians from spiraling out of control. and harnessing the power of the atom for both military and civilian use.
disagreements over access to al aqsa mount is fueling a lot of the silence. kristen saloomey is at the white house now. >> welcoming comments were prime minister benjamin netanyahu that there would be no changes to al aqsa mosque. but he criticized the response. >> if there is an international presence around al aqsa mosque in order to guarantee that the status quo to be maintained, i think that that is what is in the minds of members of the security council that is in our grind the facts speak for themselves. for decades israel has
maintained the status quo and will continue doing so. let me be crystal clear. israel will not agree to any international presence on the temple mount. such a presence would be the change in the status quo. >> now there were many calls from the security council members to end violence and end provocative acts. but now there seems to be little appetite for implementing the monitoring force that the palestinians have been talking about. >> that's kristen is saloomey at the u.n. always good to have you with us. what do you make of the u.n. security council meeting thon issue now. the violence has been going on for a couple of weeks now. why are they taking it up now. >> well, it's gotten to the point up to 37 palestinians
killed versus the 7 israelis killed, has gotten out of hand. the nature of shooting other people who are not necessarily demonstrating has caused people to feel that the world has to step in. the leadership cannot control the people who are doing the fighting. the people doing the fighting are mostly young men jewish zealots and extremists fighting each other because they have different reasons to do it. but the palestinians are occupied, and the situation is out of the control of the leaderships. therefore you need international intervention of some sort. >> i want to jump in here on that point. you raise an excellent point. if the plo has no control over the situation right now, where do we go from there? who is there to negotiate with, and talk to try to get both sides to find some peace?
>> it's not really the plo we have to focus on but it's the israeli side. it's the israeli who is are shooting them and who have the larger numbers. they're the one who is are so colonizing on the land. what the security council can do is address the underlying issue, which is the occupation. address the immediate situation which is to stop the fighting and address the path out of the situation because this has gone on for 47 years now. almost half a century. there has to be an international intervention for negotiations to finally resolve this conflict. >> even a senior u.n. official would blame the occupation as really fueling this long simmering problems there. but here you do have burnings of a holy site. you have israelis being stabbed. that's not really a peaceful
protest and reaction to that. >> well, it's a cycle of violence by both sides. it doesn't make sense morally or select actually. they're both using violence. there are different kinds of violence. the solution is to break that cycle, not to ask the victory to protect the occupier. >> let's talk about that. breaking the cycle. what options does the u.n. security council really have at this point? >> well, it has a moral function and a political security and peacekeeping security. the moral function is to raise these issues in integrity in full honesty to the world. what is the underlying problem? it's the israeli occupation. they have the political power to find the political resolution to live in peace in their israeli majority state, which they chose to do, and we palestinians recognize that they have a right
to do while the palestinians have the same right to live in their state, sovereignty and security. the council can take steps. some of them symbolic, some of them practical. to bring in third-party mediators who are more effective than the americans, who have failed in 20 years of mediation. build a coalition of interested parties around the world to mediate, and to talk to both sides. there is a lot that the security council can do if it has the desire to do so. and i think we're reaching the point now where really we need international intervention beyond the failed american approach. >> quickly, there has been no doubt of a failed american approach, they've been unable to bring both sides to the table once again, you have secretary cech meeting with netanyahu.
what does he say? >> i don't think he has much power or influence and the will, really, of the--the american system does not have the will to pressure israel very much. they talk with them. cajole, bargain, give them more weapons, give them more in, more that. but there has to be a concerted effort just beyond. they have proven to be rather ineffective at the diplomacy and politics. the americans can play a role. they can be part of an international effort that has much more credibility. >> and we'll have to leave it on that note. thanks so much. we'll leave it on that note. thank you for your perspective. >> turning now to the war in afghanistan and the follow of president obama's decision to keep u.s. troops on the ground.
in response the taliban is vow to go ramp up their attacks on the government in kabul. many afghans are skeptical. >> a man wounded in the fighting but killed in the u.s. airstrike on the doctors without borders hospital. >> we don't need america to send their forces here to protect us. we demand that the united states stop supporting the taliban and others who fight us. >> the sentiment is the same. these residents know that afghanistan problems well. taliban fighters held their city for three days. afghan forces needing u.s. air and ground support to battle them. >> instead of leading thousands of forces here, the americans should equip our own forces, and
they should be equipped with modern weapons. >> the united states is helping build an afghan air force. but it takes years to train pilots and technicians. on the battlefield the afghans still rely on u.s. air support. afghan president welcomes the troops here. the taliban said that it will be an expensive war in terms of finances and casualties and asks to eggs at the point u up attacks on the targets. >> people are fleeing the country and in the past 13 years that america was here what have they done to help us? now they keep more troops in afghanistan. i don't think it will happen. it's for their own interests. not ours. >> the mullah of the mosque said that the u.s. decision to stay
is in part because the taliban chose not to cop to the peace team and chose to fight instead. >> we should have worked for the peace process, then there would be no reason for foreigners to stay in this country. >> u.s. forces will be staying until 2013 in four bases around the country. many ache begans say they are convinced that such a small number of u.s. soldiers can make a real difference in ending the violence here. jennifer glasse, al jazeera, kabul. >> the u.s. officially accused iran of violating sanctions. the u.s. ambassador to the united nations samantha power said that iran's ballistic test last weekend was, quote a clear violation of u.n. sanctions. now since the missile was capable of delivering a nuclear weapon, the test comes just as iran oklahomaed the historic nuclear deal with the u.s. the one that ends iran's nuclear weapons program in exchange for lifting economic sanctions. president obama said that the
nuclear deal does not change the way the u.s. thinks about missile chest violations. under the accord iran keeps it's civilian nuclear program, it's quite controversial, and some feel that it could be repurposed for military goals. jake ward explains that would be harder than you might think. >> the power to split the atom is the greatest power humans have ever commanded. it can fuel our civilizations or it can destroy us all. but knowing how to create nuclear energy is not the same as knowing how to create a nuclear weapon. >> i don't know how to do the rest of the separation. i don't know how to do the construction. i don't know how to make the explosion happen, bu. >> rachel slaybaugh, who just joined the faculty at berkeley said that she wouldn't know
where to begin. >> the most detailed knowledge i have is from a tom clancy novel. >> in the united states weapons research gave birth to nuclear energy. and they remain linked. the facility that uses a powerful laser to set off energy reactions is the world's best hope t to achieve fusion. but these experiments are part of our nuclear weapons program. the fund something mostly missile. but the potential for energy production is huge, and other countries, they're all building facilities like this that has a felt pumps but hold incredible promise for the future. we had to submit to a background check and a very thorough inspection of our vehicle just to get inside here. that's because they have the
materials to make nuclear weapons elsewhere in this facility. the united states has always mixed together military and civilian nuclear research. is it fair for us to ask another country to keep them separate? >> the nuclear energy program in the united states grew out of the nuclear weapons program. that came first. >> he helped find evidence of iraq's nuclear a ambitions. >> you could see stuff covered under tarps. we went back the next day and it had been trucked away. that's the last time we failed to pursue hard and hot. >> he said a peaceful program in iran is possible under the u.s. agreement because military activities are easy to spot. >> if you never enrich uranium above 3% and never enrich plutonium from a fuel rod to a reactor, you're not headed to a
weapons program. >> an engineer after working in europe, created his country's weapons' program. perhaps the best long-term solution is a system in which countries would buy nuclear fuel from abroad rather than making it at home. >> so country x only buys fuel exposes and generates power and sends the fuel back somewhere else to be taken care of. if you could drive the world that way, there is a long list of countries that would be perfectly happy to have nuclear power. >> nuclear power means adapting an ugly double standard. the partnership created the science and that partnership remains strong in our country, but it's a partnership we decided we cannot tolerate elsewhere in the world. jacob ward, al jazeera, california. >> well, coming up first it was
>> stranded motorists in california had to trudge through a sea of mud to get help. they were stuck for more than four hours on a mountain pass. the grapevine known to millions as a gateway between central and southern california had come to a standstill. >> all we saw was a mountain of boulders and dirt and stuff coming right for us, and it pretty much lifted my car up, and spun us around like it was nothing. >> dozens of rescuers were sent out to help stranded motorists. california is now preparing for what would you climatologist is calling a godzilla el niño. it is expected to be the strongest since scientists began keeping records of it in 1950 about. >> the waters off the coast of southern california are already 4 degrees warmer than they should be. all the moisture has evaporated
from this warm water. think of it lasting longer and falling more heavily. >> the last significant el niño weather pounding california with relentless rain happened 18 years ago. two dozen people were killed. dozens of houses were destroyed and thousands forced to evacuate their homes. the 1997 and 1998 el niño cost half a billion dollars of damage. back then state officials said only a quarter of the population took weather warnings seriously and few bought disaster supplies and preparation. >> what is difficult is that we're starting out from a position of extreme drought. this is the most extreme drought in california's recorded history. what that means is that soils are really dry. it means that we've seen a lot of tree death. we're having wildfires burning a lot of forest.
all of those continues on the surface make for greater potential of flooding and greater potential of problems with excess water. >> los angeles county wants people to be ready for more flooding, mudslides and downed trees and black outside. scientists believe that el niño could help alleviate california's water shortage, but california would need several years of heavy rains before the golden state's aquifers ar are are replenished. >> this elephant is the largest elephant shot in africa in 50 years. it was killed upside of a park in zimbabwe, just like ce cil.
conservationists say that the bull elephant may have wandered from a national park area into an area where hunt something allowed. n the philippines there are people so poor they have to listen in the country's cemeteries, and they're called zombies. so many people are now living in system deer deer--cemeteries, and some have daycare centers. >> the cemetery is the final resting place for many who live in cebu city, the second largest city in the philippines. where the graves may pride a resting place for the dead, they also provide one for the living. >> hefor this family the cemetery is the only play they can forward to live.
>> she makes a living from the dead, turning wax, selling flowers to mourners, and helping to seal of graves of new arrivals with cement. in a day this will earn her just a dollar. she's just one of thousands of philippines who live, work, play, and eventually grow old among the mausoleums and crypts of philippines cemeteries. among one of the fastest populations in asia the lack of affordable housing is trapping many. >> it's so bad. it's really, really very bad. >> working with christian aid organization, she knows nearly everyone in the cemetery.
to help break the cycle of poverty, the christian aid organization has set up daycare centers and schools inside the cemetery. it is a small success stories like 19-year-old jonathan. >> when i finish my studies, i want to be a teacher and i want to help the children in writing, reading. >> that's to a program, they move from a shack made of plastic and cardboard to here. a house with a roof, indoor plumbing, electricity and more importantly security. she's attending university to become a teacher. and in her spare time volunteers at the school inside the cemetery.
>> al jazeera, cebu city, the philippines. >> what happens to the other children? you can see more of the report on "america tonight" at 10:00 p.m. eastern, 7:00 p.m. pacific. with a look at what is coming up at the top of the hour. >> hi there, adam, coming up at 8:00, deadly violence escalates in the west bank and gaza. we're going to talk to an israeli and a palestinian about the anger and division there. russia helping the army of bashar al-assad recapture territory. a look at how rebels are fighting back, and vladimir putin's plan for a political solution. the u.s. government announces new restrictions on arctic drilling but foreign companies plan to explore the region for oil. the concern about oil spills and where those companies are
prepared to stop them. and bonding over one thing that almost all of them have in common. >> some of them come from wa war-torn countries. that's how it was when i was 14 years old. it works out. >> the players and their coaches are refugees. coming frocoming from several countries from around the world. we'll have that story and more coming up in six minutes. >> john, thanks. technology has dramatically changed how people get the news. the explosion of social media, the streaming apps means that everyone controls what they see and when they see it. it's especially appealing to younger audiences, although we hope you watch al jazeera tv. >> she said she doesn't want to miss a thing. >> every hour, every half hour.
>> every five minutes. >> every five minutes. >> every five minutes i check my phone. >> it's a radically different way of consuming news from a generation or even a few years ago. >> the even news and tuning in, it's outdated for our generation. we're getting our news online. >> it's a conspicuous shift on behavior. americans are consuming 74% of our news online, 64% on tv, and just 23% from newspapers. content producers in this new media world say when the millennial generation engages, when they comment on something and pass it on to a friend. >> more importantly who are the people sharing the content? that's been the engine of growth for us. getting the content spread widely. >> even though these newspapers boxes are empty here on market street and san francisco. the news business is booming.
just steps away, and from the opposite of the digital news side buzz feed. >> the entire world is in competition for each other's attention now. >> matt honnen says that news consumption has evolved with the development of mobile phone apps that poke us with information all day long. >> it used to be th upled turn on the tv. and the only people putting anything on tv was abc, cbs, nbc. but now anybody can put anything on the social media. >> in just one year, it has racked up more than 1 billion views, success has come from recognizing the mil millennial generation is looking for news that can be consumed on a mobile device. >> show of hands, who has a tv at home. >> in a journalism class full of
millennials, they explain the mentality of the 18 to 34-year-old who have become accustomed to news by what is often defined by what is trending, meaning what consume consumers decide they're interested in. >> i'm shaping by my opinion. if you're going to ask if that is the best way to do news, but i would say no, but i got gray hair. >> the meeting to maximize millennial eyeballs on the stories to be published. >> you think it would do well with photos, tweets, and google maps. >> for all the analysis and the strategy, they say it's pretty simple. grab the attention, and she'll notice. >> if says something like the something that the government is not telling you, i got to know what that is. >> it's a basic formula dating back to tv news. for a generation had a does not
>> hi everyone, this is al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler. wave of violence from jerusalem to gaza and the wawrinka. the deadly clashes intensify between israelis and palestinians. fatal encounter. >> out of the car. >> a traffic stop ends with a teenager shot seven times. the family wants to know why. >> down on the ground, now! >> under the
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