and eventually which saw independence declared and then many of this region's political leaders put in jail that's something that the demonstrators are calling for their release now prime minister pages sanchez says that he is willing to offer this region greater autonomy but for many people demonstrating here today that simply not enough yet is more amazing put it than we have to reaffirm our steps because they that things are happening to us we have political prisoners some people say they are not but they are in school and that when you have you you out of that we have to with our freedom they will give it to us i don't trust anything from prime minister sanchez or any spanish government present or future catalonia is regional president kim toro has made it clear that he intends to carry on the work of his predecessor colors which the man who's still in exile in belgium and that's pushing for the implementation of that referendum going for independence something that everyone here wants to see happen now there has been dialogue
between president torah and spain socialist prime minister sanchez but the regional president has made it clear that the starting point for any real dialogue needs to be what he calls the total exoneration and the release of what people here call their political prisoners but their trials could start as soon as early early in october so the political battle over the future of this region certainly is not over to the head on al jazeera. they are more israelis than the israelis they are more settlers than the sudden there's any palestinian say they'll continue to seek justice at the international criminal court despite u.s. threats but i'm wayne hay on the banks of the mekong river in northern thailand just across the river is laos and downstream from here the lao government is building another big dam we'll tell you why many people on this side of the river want it stopped.
hello again it's good to have you back well we're going to start this weather report here across parts of turkey where just over the black sea we have an area of low pressure that's bringing quite a bit of rain across much of that area so for the not the cause of turkey tuesday into wednesday the rain is going to start to diminish a little bit a little bit cooler for ankara at about thirty four degrees but warmer down here across the eastern part of the med aleppo thirty five for you over here towards beirut we do expect to see about thirty one even getting warmer all up all those temperatures really rising above average for this time of year but down towards kuwait you are still into the mid forty's we don't see much of a break over the next few days as it make our way down here across much of the middle east we are going to be seeing across the river peninsula still very humid conditions across much of the gulf so doha forty one degrees relative humidities at
the worst time of the day could be getting up to about eighty percent up towards me though we're going to be seeing about thirty eight degrees there pretty much staying as we go towards thursday then very quickly across the southern reaches of africa we're going to see a frontal boundary just off the coast of cape town we don't expect to see a funnel passes so for cape town gusty winds few talked about fifteen maybe some clouds coming in during the day but as we go towards wednesday that should start to ease the time for them about sixty edge of a spurt at twenty four. welcome
back our top stories on al-jazeera the u.s. has called on syria's allies to stop wasting time and telling lies and instead work towards a diplomatic solution to the conflict the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. was speaking at a special security council meeting called by russia on the situation in the last rebel held province all of it late in syria hungary's prime minister viktor orban has accused the e.u. of blackmail over his threat of sanctions against his country the e.u.
parliament in strasburg is preparing to vote on whether hungary should face penalties because of policies that violate the group's democratic values or by an address to parliament a short time ago defending both his government and its policies. and rallies are being held across catalonia in spain to mark the region's national day hundreds of thousands of people are on the streets of boston are calling for a binding referendum on independence. day constitutional crisis last year when a majority of the citizens there vote or to separate from spain but that referendum was not binding. china's president xi jinping has been meeting russian president vladimir putin invited us talk during the eastern economic forum the three day meeting brings together the leaders of russia china japan and south korea as well as five thousand delegates from sixty countries it will be the two leaders third meeting and comes amid an escalating u.s. china trade war and u.s. led sanctions against russia where we challenge has more from the right of us talk . with
a witness of two leaders who probably don't spend much time in the kitchen. flooded . if newton conducted some pancake diplomacy in blood of all stock the chinese president is here for the eastern economic forum and his meeting with putin this year despite the presence of other asian leaders it's russia and china strengthening ties that are the bedrock of this event and with caviar and vodka the two presidents were happy to let the world know how close they come for we were constantly meeting this year for example in beijing in johannesburg and now here we are in flight as a hostile if we keep close contact with you it means we have good relations i am ready to strengthen these relations from now on including the exchange of ideas through close cooperation china has the largest delegation with almost a thousand people it is quite clear we have a really close cooperation we had eighty seven billion dollars of trade last year this year will almost certainly reach one hundred billion dollars the corporation
makes sense the two eurasian giants are next door neighbors and china's hungry economy needs natural resources which russia has in abundance this growing relationship is about more than just the kind of business and energy deals on offer here at the eastern economic forum it's about the threats that both russia and china feel a share in the modern world. while she jinping and putin were talking the heavy metal of russia's military was moving into place china's two it's been invited to take part in two thousand and eighteen russia's biggest war games since one thousand nine hundred one a sign of friendship and a message to one particular aggressor in the earlier we can see continued. to push more between russia and china because of or very assertive line of the united states. against both countries and in this regard because we will
say that they will trump is the major paths for all of russian chinese. those are all they ship washington has imposed sanctions on russia times trade tariffs on china each country is too independent minded to make a full alliance at all likely but they still want the us to know that if a regional crisis ever exploded into conflict with russia and china could present a united front door each islands how does it give us talk with you steven erlanger is chief diplomatic correspondent for the new york times he says both russia and china are attempting to project a wider a sphere of influence well there is an effort and it signals and. the relationship between russia and china is a fascinating one the soviet union is the birthplace of communism in china as well as the sort of little brother though that relationship is very much versed in our very different conclusions both governments drew about how to try to preserve
communism both of them are struggling to assert themselves trying to a regional power and russia also as a regional power in a way that their superpowers but it's actually only in really in an regional terms the united states is still the world's hyper power but there is an effort to send a message without. this man and cholera outbreak in zimbabwe's capital harare the health minister says at least twenty people have died in two thousand others are infected how much hasa has more from harare. government officials say this latest outbreak started last week monday in a poor neighborhood in harare it's overcrowded and on people they don't have access to clean or running water it seems some people would visit the area lift the city and with other parts of the country that could explain why the outbreak is creating the governors that have areas in our island with people are sick they've been
quarantined and the city of islamists is all the body telling you that this is how you must keep straight and if you are thinking you go to the nearest help the little people who work in the urban counties we're going to happen a lot state of the issues a lack of money they say for many many years they've not been able to buy enough chemicals to treat the water they're not being able to make sure all household income have access to clean running water and the city don't have the money to replace so that a person of them had never been the case since the one nine hundred eighty s. so health officials also say that these are only going to continue each and every year and then something seriously done about it they think that perhaps the government should stop spending so much money on defense and agriculture for example and put more money into water sanitation and how it's a tall order the government doesn't have the money at the moment because of the economic crisis but people in thinking that it just means the government spending right now zimbabwe's have been told to remain calm not to panic the government they may try and contain the situation palestine's chief negotiator says the united
states is an unreliable broker in attempts for peace talks with israel so america also accuse the trance administration of doing israel's bidding by allowing more illegal settlement building and cutting desperately needed aid is remarks came a day after the u.s. announced it would shut down the p.l.o. its mission in washington and when the united states has done so far there they left the negotiating table. they did not honor the commitments made by president from personally on the meeting at the white house in mid two thousand and seventeen which he believes that he will give a peace process chance for one year. and he would refrain from any actions that may preempt or prejudge issues that are there for parents to address and then he decides to jerusalem as israel's capital and he decides if it is from the file of negotiations and he decides that settlements are illegal yesterday his national security adviser bolton became the first american official
to describe their legal settlements as housing projects because of the two state solution six seven and then they threaten us and they come to them because of this and they got that and they close offices because we didn't come back to the negotiating table what negotiating table in every single meeting we had with them when it was the them with us with the israelis they refused so what the united states have done with all its decisions so far and whenever you need to have a confrontation with the u.s. by the way but how can anyone in their sin mind with all these american decisions drums decisions believe that these people can be honest brokers facilitators arbitrators in any peace process. cyber cat also touched on the issue of can a palestinian village in the occupied west bank that israel wants to demolish erekat says he's filed a war crimes claim against israel at the international criminal court activists have set up makeshift homes in the village angry over last week's high court
decision to approve the demolition the judges said there is no evidence the buildings were built legally the e.u. has urged israel not to destroy the village which is home to two hundred people there has been a smith has more from. on the face of it this is a typically quiet day in the palestinian bedouin village of homs but the hundred eighty or so people living here know that today is also the beginning of the end after a near seventy year presence living in this area because from midnight tonight wednesday israeli security forces can at any time send in the bulldozers and destroy these homes and the school that is attached to the village but has said we will face them we will confront the bulldozers together with our foreign supporters but despite this we expect the village to be demolished campaigners hope that the presence of this school that educates one hundred eighty children from this village in neighboring villages would have persuaded israel supreme court to prevent or stop the demolition order of
a tactic didn't work. for me the consequences are that will be deprived of access to twenty percent of the west bank and also the use of the roads this will cost of the north of the west bank from the middle and the south. major european countries including france germany italy spain and the united kingdom of issued a rare joint statement warning of the consequences of demolishing han arkham are they say that its strategic location is important to maintaining the continuity of a future palestinian state because what activists fear is that once this village has been demolished then israel will extend this small illegal settlement behind me to join with another illegal settlement on once the two are together that effectively cut soft east jerusalem from the rest of the occupied west bank. a suicide bomber has attacked a large crowd of protesters in afghanistan at least thirty two people were killed and dozens of others injured in the blast near the eastern city of jalalabad that
gathered to show their anger against a local police commander nangarhar province is one of ghana's sons most volatile regions ethiopia and eritrea say they will pull back their soldiers stationed at their disputed border in order to ease tensions earlier to say they were celebrations after the reopening of a joint border crossing for the first time since the two nations fought a war twenty years ago the crossing is on the main road that links asmara and addis ababa the conflicts began in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight over a dispute in the same border area tens of thousands of people were killed during the war. laois is pushing ahead with plans to build more dams along the mekong river a partial collapse of a dam in july killed at least thirty people the country says it wants to become asia's power source exporting electricity to its wealthier neighbors but critics warn of an environmental disaster when he reports from chiang corn in neighboring thailand. fishing on the mekong river has never been an easy way to make
a living but here where the river flows between thailand and laos fisherman say it's almost not worth the effort these days they're going on in palm and you know in the past there were plenty of fish here and they were big i could catch more than twenty every day now i've been fishing here for three days in a row and of course nothing. many people in chiang kong northern thailand blame it on overfishing and dams built on the upper reaches of the mekong river in china the mekong is the largest inland fishery in the world and the people in this community want the dam stopped the been protesting against lao government plans to build a dam downstream from here in part bang which they say will impact the ability of fish to migrate up and down stream where it can chime can remain on the dams that have already been built have changed the rivers by tall itty on the end the currents have been altered which is causing the ecosystem to malfunction a coup. construction of two dams on the main stream of the lower mekong in laos is
well underway there are plans for at least seven more including being the government wants to become the battery of south-east asia by exporting elektra's from hydro power projects mainly to thailand. much of the push to develop hydro power projects in laos is driven by electricity demand in thailand under the original proposal around ninety percent of the electricity generated by the pop bang dam was to be exported to thailand but that's now in doubt after the thais decided to hold off signing an agreement to purchase power from that project the electricity generating more authority of thailand wouldn't grant al-jazeera an interview but it seems it's realised that it may have enough power and would need to buy more from laos critics say another reason to reassess was july's partial collapse of a dam in southern laos which killed more than thirty people i think down business is quite loud soledad is no standout guideline of safety procedure that
way in case of back up you know when the dam breaks you know. the warnings the stand rod access to wrote to a problematic involves the lao government says harnessing the energy of the mekong is vital to its plans for economic growth opponents believe the cost to the environment and livelihoods outweighs the benefits not only for laos but the whole region wayne hay al jazeera gen kong thailand. now again i'm fully back to over the headlines on al-jazeera the u.s. has called on syria's allies to stop wasting time in telling lies and instead work towards a diplomatic solution to the conflict the us ambassador to the un was speaking at a special security council meeting called by russia its focus while the situation in which is syria's last a rebel held province. let's not waste time with the december mission distractions
and outright lies that the assad regime and their russian and iranian partners constantly use to distort this conversation let's talk about the facts on the ground in syria this month already the world has seen a clear military escalation in. russian and assad regime air forces launched over one hundred airstrikes they are using barrel bombs rockets and artillery they are targeting hospitals and medical facilities hungary's prime minister viktor orban has accused the e.u. of blackmail over his threats of sanctions against his country the european parliament in strasburg is preparing to vote on whether hungary should face penalties because of policies that violate the bronx democratic values early to say oban address the parliament defending both his government and its policies.
ronnie's are being held across catalonia in spain to mark the region's national day hundreds of thousands of people on the streets of boston on a calling for a binding independence referendum catalonia sponte constitutional crisis last year when a majority of its citizens voted to separate from spain but that referendum was non-binding the central government refused to accept the result and several catalonian activists said leaders were arrested soon after the protesters in boston own are also calling for the release of those articles about a science chief negotiator says the united states is an unreliable broker in attempts for peace talks with israel say barack od also accused the chump administration of doing israel's bidding by allowing more illegal settlement building and cutting desperately needed aid his remarks come a day after the u.s. announce it is shutting down the p.l.o. its mission in washington d.c. . you're upset with the headlines here on al-jazeera the news continues right after
inside story to say that this. palestinian leader is vowed to continue efforts to bring israel to the international criminal court as the u.s. that tends to sanction deport and close us palestine's mission in washington so that this reignite tension in the region and can do us then act as a peace broker this isn't that story. hello and welcome to the program that hamid the u.s.
government has announced its closing to diplomatic mission of the palestinian liberation organization in washington national security advisor john bolton delivered didn't use during a speech on monday he also threatened to arrest and prosecute judges of the international criminal court should they proceed to prosecute american citizens or israel a list since have long sought just sits at the as you see for the israeli occupation to trumpet ministration will not keep the office open when the palestinians refused to take steps to start direct and meaningful negotiations with israel the united states will use any means necessary to protect our citizens and those of our allies from unjust prosecution by this illegitimate court. we will not cooperate with the i.c.c. we will provide no assistance to the i.c.c. and we certainly will not join the i.c.c. chief palestinian negotiator saeb erekat has accused the trump administration of
doing israel's bidding by allowing more illegal settlements and cutting desperately needed aid to palestinians here's some of what he had to say that romber obsession wants to dismantle the international order to ensure that still above the laws and the scale of accountability if the us is that much against the international criminal court why did the us lead the security council and trying to bring the prison time out of bashir of sudan to the international criminal court when it had support all the applications against african leaders and the international community. i'm not going to speak of a double standard i'm not going to go to the issue of racism i leave it to your thinking the u.s. is not only piling pressure on the p.l.o. but the actions of staking may also affect final status negotiations with israel
let's take a look at these bolton became the first american official to refer to illegal israeli settlements as housing projects while u.s. has frozen twenty five million dollars in funding for palestinian hospitals last month it also cut funding to the u.n. agency that helps palestinian refugees and it also acts two hundred million dollars in aid to gaza and the occupied west bank and the p.l.o. says the us is no longer an owners broker in talks after it moved its embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem earlier this year. so let's bring in our panel for today joining us in ramallah mostafa better hooty secretary general of the palestinian national initiative in west jerusalem alone yell former israeli diplomat he was also the director general of the israeli foreign ministry and in washington sharon executive director of the arab institute
washington d.c. a warm welcome to you all mostafa let me start with you are now we've students have also lost their voice in washington it's keeps on getting from bad to worse. we didn't lose anything i think the united states has lost its ability to be immediate and the peace process has lost any ability to be. impartial and has shown the decisions of mr trump and this administration has shown that there is no difference whatsoever between israeli policy and this administration's policy on the contrary i think his action against the p.l.o. office looks like they are receiving instructions from mr netanyahu the prime minister of israel and his own side of flexion of this alliance between the most extreme most reactionary neo conservatives in the united states and israel is
honest movement which is of course going to reflect in a very dangerous manna considering these actions what the united states administration did an effort to exercise pressure on us as palestinians to give up our rights to give up our rights for freedom for independence for our national rights and that will never happen we will never accept to surrender we will never accept the so called the deal of the century which is nothing but about the could dating the palestinian rights including our rights in jerusalem our rights for an independent state our rights for having of palestinian refugees and we will never surrender to this pressure ok. you're in washington i mean doesn't come as a surprise that this. was going to happen. not only to trump administration but several u.s. administrations before that have threatened to close down the mission now that it's happened how was the news perceived. you're right that this is not the first
time i mean the issue of the low presence here has never been normalized the u.s. has allowed presence diplomatic presence way back it used to be under the auspices of the league of arab states then it became independent under you know palestinian entity however it was never recognized fully as a diplomatic entity and continued to be blackmailed recently definitely it hasn't been a surprise considering the calls and lobbying within congress to try to use it as another leverage point to blackmail the palestinians taken on its own frankly it's just a symbolic gesture with a very limited political significance however when you fit it in with the events of the past nine months and the steps undertaken by the administration starting with
jerusalem earlier in the year or late last year the refugee issue the hospitals inability to deal with the issue of two states or recognize that two state solution when you fitted together with all of that it becomes basically an obscene and other little rated form of blackmail to force the palestinians to accept an american dick that well i know i'm supposing that way you are the news was well received at least in some quarters but could you please explain to us what's the thinking behind it what's the benefit for israel al sure how drabs one step after the other taken by the trump administration i mean we've seen this total support by prime minister netanyahu over president donald trump a lot of let's say. favors towards him but do you agree with most stuff that maybe trump is listening
a bit too much to produce prime minister netanyahu. i can agree that he was listening to prime minister netanyahu when they move of the embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem there was concern definitely big joy in israel of the israeli government i'm not sure at all that cutting off their money. especially to hospitals in east jerusalem is causing joy in israel and i'm not sure at all i'm guessing because here it's only day nobody is reacting yet officially but i'm not sure at all the closing of the mission in auschwitz or will cause a lot of joy because this is the last stick the americans. are having over the last civilian stick they can come to the point of bombarding in
ramallah but i don't think they will do this but that last minute full diplomatic civilian stick that they have was closing their mission and this is in fact and they're not all cement by washington that they give up on mediating and i think the israelis would not like this because for the israelis to have the possibility of the americans mediating hanging there was good because nobody is stepping in while down americans are working on the deal of the century no infect the closing of the embassy says we will not work on the deal of the century you cannot work on mediating when you kick out the diploma of one of the sides for washington so this can bring in the europeans and russia us and china
and others to to be more interested in peacemaking and i don't think is where we're likely to. so i don't just do you actually from what you're saying i have a feeling that you're trying to explain that both sides have never avnet really thought through all the steps i'm talking about israel and washington in the sense that all these decisions were taken one after the other since the end of last year but no one has no one is thinking long term well i think there is a difference between israel. and the united states in jerusalem and washington on the issue of their wish to have a d. i think israel doesn't want a deal doesn't want in agreement with the palestinians i really think that president trump and the people around him wanted a deal they wanted
a very pro israeli deal but they sold the can they could impose such a deal and once they saw that they can both impose a deal bridge to early giving up and i don't think this was the initial american plane then westwards all the time to close the mission in washington but i don't think they're really wished to do it but then they were pushed into a corner where they could look even night talks that they had to do it so most ever the palestinians have been put under a lot of pressure some would even say that they have been bullied just repeating the words used by several senior palestinian officials. what's next for you guys and i mean ballot palestinian leaders have always said that israel is not interested in peace israel has said the opposite but is the
palestinians who are praying the highest price what can you do what margin of maneuver do you have a distinct. it's very strange to say that to say that palestinians don't want peace i mean who in the palestinian people would like to stay under israeli military occupation which has become the longest occupation in modern history fifty one years which palestinian refugee would want to stay at if you see instead of having the ability and the possibility of coming back to the homeland he was born and or his father was born. it's just a big big propaganda mistake to claim that palestinians don't want peace the more the people that want peace more than anybody else in this world are the palestinians who suffered as you said more than anybody else who are suffering through there from the theft of our land from the displacement from the ethnic cleansing which is taking place now and handle amara and other places who are suffering from having seven thousand the presenters in israeli jails but i think
your israeli guest has just confirmed what i said he just confirmed that practically mr trump and his administration are receiving that is actions from mr netanyahu. yes trump wanted the deal of the century to be in favor of israel and denying us the right even to negotiate about use of them the right even to talk about the issue of refugees but netanyahu doesn't want any deal i thought he does not want even any negotiations netanyahu wants to implement the american deal on the ground practically and that is exactly what israel is doing in terms of settlement building and so on so i think the whole issue about the deal of the century was nothing but advancing the israeli approach and then going as far as they could they knew exactly that no palestinian leader would ever accept surrendering the you lose a limb and they used all of that to kill any possibility for the peace process but
one very important point here is that this action of the american side is happening exactly on the anniversary of the twenty fifth anniversary of the oslo agreement in my opinion the american closure of the p.l.o. office is a declaration from israel and the united states that oslo is that and that is the end of the road the end of the road of wrong agreement where palestinians agreed on things they should not have agreed about at least they should have demanded a full and complete cessation of. settlement activities and recognition of the right of the palestinians to have a state of their own this did not happen now we are at the end of that road and we need to choose a different and tentative road and we can do it nobody can blackmail us to surrender and give up our rights this is not going to happen and then my opinion this american position to flex and isolation of american diplomacy look the united states is in trouble to deal with canada in trouble to deal with russia with china
with the europeans with the united nations with international law and now they want even to have trouble with the international criminal court just because the international criminal court might criticize israel for the crimes it has committed well kelly we were going to get back to the also accords in a few minutes but i just wanted to ask ali i mean we have been talking about this ultimate deal for quite a while president trump certainly repeated it more than once but no one knows the details maybe a few officials in washington and in israel but apart from that very little has leaked so was there really an ultimate deal in your view or was the trump administration cobbling together something as it went along because it's very difficult to understand what's the aim of all of this. technically officially there is no such thing as the ultimate deal frankly it's
a figment of someone's imagination the white house they have been talking about it even before they arrived at the white house if you remember during the campaign they began to talk about ultimate deal for peace in the middle east expressed as a candidate his desire to work out and to mediate however in practical terms when you look at washington for those of us who live here and who are familiar with previous negotiations. in. the past four decades there is always a team that's put together whether it's at the white house or at the state department particularly at the state department that works for years and preparation for such talks no such team has been put together other than two or three people that have been basically managing
a rehash of ideas that they inherited from not i wouldn't even say from israel but inherit or the netanyahu government they inherited from the most radical elements elements in israel going back to what alone said i think i understand where he's coming from there is a discrepancy between the intentions of washington and the intentions of the netanyahu government netanyahu doesn't want peace but at least this administration has talked about the possibility but in practical terms nothing has happened in practical terms it was in practical terms it was ideas that do not meet the minimum requirements the minimum aspirations of the palestinian people whether it's a two state solution whether it's the end of occupation this administration and spite of it's the clear. objective of one thing to do. and lasting
peace as it did yesterday for god's sake the statement yesterday announcing the closure of the office by the state department declared that this is not a retreat i'm quoting this is not a retreat by this administration from its commitment to comprehensive and lasting peace if if that's not a retreat i don't know what it would be it is well going back to that statement by the national security advisor john bolton yesterday on monday. it was quite clear that this asian to close down the p.l.o. mission at this particular point was somehow linked to the steps taken by the palestinians at the international criminal court and they hague now alone could you explain to us why is israel so keen on shielding itself from the i.c.c. when at the same time it considers its never done anything wrong. first
it's an ideal level and i think today. with thinking about the closure of the mission it's really the nine eleven of the peace process it's the end of the peace process and it was not done on the all slow day that the thirteenth of september but it was done on the eleventh of september and i don't know if you intentionally they chose the nine eleven but it so it so happened regarding the deal of the century before i come to the i.c.c. . it is unbelievable that. unexperienced president in diplomatic at first took three people all jewish totally unexperienced in diplomatic affairs and asked them to do the deal of the century i think thing tension was in like in business to give them
a didn't they cannot refuse with their rifle and head to toe with them and i think only gradually this team and the president understood that the palestinians are not on their own in this world and in order to have a deal you have to talk with them and their moment you could not bring them to the table the whole thing collapsed so desperate that you can go on torture the palestinians and they will come to the table this was the big mistake lot of they didn't want to make something they didn't know how to do it then they were totally ignorant when it comes to middle eastern diplomacy. regarding i.c.c. i think. this is an excuse i think the issue of
the palestinians. claims it to i.c.c. is look what brought about the closure of the embassy and the financial punishments it's all the fact that the board must was. courageous enough i would say the word washington to say no and then americans like children they were insulted that double muzza who is nothing who doesn't have a state who doesn't have an equal and we will doesn't have an army is saying no to the only superpower in the world i think this was the only effect or and they behaved as insulted children using one state after the other until they finish this and let's see what will happen now i don't think the problems the united states as united states is having with the i.c.c.
is another matter but i think the fact that the palestinians are approaching international illegal border this is is happening all the time i don't think this was the reason for closing the mission well and a palestinian leadership that's saying it happened continue with its bidding with several international organizations now must step up briefly we're reaching the end of the show i mean also dead is something you hear a lot in the streets of ramallah or anywhere you go in the occupied west bank and gaza and some people would tell you it is a good thing now if the u.s. is not anymore an honest broker. is it now maybe the silver lining and golden opportunity for the palestinians to rethink their whole approach on how to end the occupation to bring in more people or to do it completely different scrap this and start again. actually it's not only a golden opportunity it's
a duty it's our duty to to create and use an alternative strategy using popular nonviolent resistance as we do today in the phenomena and in many other places using the boycott divestment sanctions in the same manner that it was used against the apartheid system in south africa especially that israel has created a much worse of today and using the international arena and international law to to to besiege this israeli occupation and the systems are protected and to stop waiting for the united states to provide a solution but i want just to say one point about the deal of the century them in goal was to have palestinians sit at a table while their issues are liquidated like you lose a limb this is it cetera and while israel would normalize the relationship with the arab countries that's what we palestinians courageously obstructed and that so i mr
trump is mad it's not just a childish behavior it's because we failed them we stopped their plan to normalize relations with israel at our expense i think i'm going to bring in holly but we have less than a minute left so mustapha says the deal was basically jeopardize do you do you do you agree with him that it all backfired in the face of the trump administration and what options are they available now or are they any. i do agree that the deal has collapsed and basically this is the reason for this vengeful attitude on the part of staff at the white house against the palestinians what they are trying to do domestically i think is trying to put the blame totally on the palestinian side for the failure of this project that they have been propagating you know since there are ivo at the white house particularly to their immediate constituency in this regard which is the. right wing evangelical movement
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a diplomatic solution to the war hungary's prime minister viktor orban accuses the e.u. of blackmail as it prepares to debate imposing sanctions on his government also this hour at least twenty people have died in a cholera outbreak in zimbabwe's capital with two fouls and infected and i've spent all your school settle racism a cartoon of serena williams our first of the u.s. open calls uproar and more coming up later this news hour. thank you for joining as the united states has called on syria's allies to stop wasting time in telling lies and instead work towards a diplomatic solution to the conflict the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. was speaking at a special security council meeting called by russia on the situation in the last rebel held province of idlib syrian forces backed by russia and iran are preparing
for an all out military assault by the u.s. is warning of a humanitarian catastrophe we knew where you were not talking about a military operation here we're talking about an anti-terrorist operation in italy people are referring constantly to deescalation areas but once again let me underscore the fact that the escalation areas were initially created as a temporary entities they were not created as something that was to exist in eternity that speak to our diplomatic editor james sprays live for us at the united nations change this was the first security council meeting on it live in a week and russia continuing to defend its military plans for this present a province despite the growing pressure. yes russia was the one that called this meeting even though russia is under some pressure with many members of the security council deeply worried about the situation and worried about a catastrophe the un humanitarian parts of the u.n.
worried about a catastrophe if there is an all out assault on it live the russian ambassador wanted to focus though on the possibility of a chemical weapons attack saying that that wouldn't be carried out by the syrian government but if it happened it would be a pretext for action by western governments the u.s. ambassador to the united nations nikki haley said that was simply distortion let's not waste time with the december mation distractions and outright lives that the assad regime and their russian and iranian partners constantly use to distort this conversation let's talk about the facts on the ground in syria this month already the world has seen a clear military escalation in live russian and assad regime air forces launched over one hundred airstrikes they are using barrel bombs rockets and artillery they are targeting hospitals and medical facilities. well
repeatedly during the security council meeting the russians talked about the importance of the a stop on the process and the latest meeting in that process that took place in tehran on friday that is a meeting between russia iran and turkey and russia says those are the three countries that are the guarantors of security and that should work out the way forward but it was clear because turkey actually spoke in this meeting that it has a very different view from russia and iran the turkish ambassador saying there should be an immediate ceasefire in let it live and know all out assault we have a situation i think where we have the security council meeting yes again the third time in a week and no one's really changing their position or backing down in any way james braze our diplomatic editor live there at the united nations think you for that update meanwhile russia's envoy on the syrian conflict is calling on the rebels in
italy to surrender alexander lavry entebbe is holding talks in geneva with delegations from iran and turkey he says the three countries will come up with a plan for the military operation in it labe al-jazeera stephanie decker is monitoring the situation inside syria for us from untac air near turkey's border with syria. it live is the place where people went in the end whether it was internally displaced civilians who were displaced from from city to city to village and ending up in italy or the rebel fighters the different opposition groups who didn't want to stay under government control under these so-called reconciliation deals and came with their families to live this is why you've seen the population swell so much so at the moment the displacement that we've seen as a part of this latest offensive and it is an escalation in the south of the of the provinces sort of more country area open and a couple of thousand people displaced they have gone to various places but mostly close to the border with turkey because that's where they feel safest reith's been
speaking to people who left and one man telling us that he didn't feel safe anywhere because people expect this offensive to move into the cities and into all areas because you know the rhetoric is that the entire province will be taken back by the government backed by russia the truth is there remain intensive diplomatic talks behind the scenes to try and resolve this somehow i think it's clear we will see some form of operation how much of that will be military how much of that will be negotiated remains to be see but certainly those talks are proving to be very very complicated indeed in other world news china's president xi jinping has met russia's president vladimir putin inviting all stock during the eastern economic forum the three day summit brings together the leaders of russia china japan and south korea as well as five thousand delegates from sixty countries challenges has our report from very far stuck. with the slight awkwardness of two leaders who probably don't spend much time in the kitchen she jingping hands bloody me through
tin conducted some pancake diplomacy and blood of all stock the chinese president is here for the eastern economic forum and his meeting with putin this year despite the presence of other asian leaders it's russia and china strengthening ties that are the bedrock of this event and with caviar and vodka the two presidents were happy to let the world know how close they for come we were constantly meeting this year for example in beijing in johannesburg and now here we are in the blood as fausto if we keep close contact with you it means we have good relations i am ready to strengthen these relations from now on including the exchange of ideas to close cooperation china has the largest delegation with almost a thousand people it is quite clear we have a really close cooperation we had eighty seven billion dollars of trade last year this year will almost certainly reach one hundred billion dollars the corporation makes sense the two eurasian giants are next door neighbors and china is hungry
economy needs natural resources which russia has in abundance this growing relationship is about more than just the kind of business and energy deals on offer here at the eastern economic forum it's about the threats that both russia and china feel a share in the modern world. while she's in pain and putin was talking to heavy metal of russia's military was moving into place china's two it's been invited to take part in a hostile to thousand and eighteen russia's biggest war games since one thousand nine hundred one a sign of friendship and a message to one particular aggressor is the only way we can see continued. to push more between russia and china because of for a very assertive line of the united states. against both countries and in this regard because we can. say that though trump is the major patter on of russian chinese. closer relationship washington has imposed sanctions on russia
times trade tariffs on china each country is too independent minded to make a full alliance at all likely but they still want the us to know that if a regional crisis ever exploded into conflict with russia and china could present a united front door each islands how does it likely will stalk you steven erlanger is chief diplomatic correspondent for the new york times he says both russia and china are attempting to project a wider us here are in feelings well there is an effort and it signals and. the relationship between russia and china dating while soviet union is the birthplace of communism in china as well as the sort of little brother though that relationship is very much we're versed now very different conclusions both governments drew about how to try to preserve communism both of them are struggling
to assert themselves china as a regional power and russia also as a regional power in a way that their super powers but essentially only in really in an regional terms united states and still the world's hyper power but there is an effort to send a message without russia. hungary's prime minister viktor orban has accused the e.u. of blackmail over his threat of sanctions against his government the e.u. parliament in strasburg is preparing to debate whether hungary should face penalties because of policies that violate the group's democratic values or been addressed the european parliament today defending both his government and its policies to start. president let's be straightforward with each other hunger is going to be condemned because hungary and people have decided that this country is not going to be a country of migrants with all due respect but very firmly i have to refuse threats
the blackmail and defamations by forces supporting immigrants and migrants against hungary and hungary i must state that whatever you decide hungry will protect its borders stop illegal immigration and defend its rights if needed we will stand up against you to. the speak to. in strasbourg force quite a defiant speech natasha from viktor orban to e.u. members of parliament there how was it received. well the listening to victor all done today was certainly not surprised by what he had to say he came here hoping to defend himself his policies and the way he's been governing his country against what he sees as a witch hunt by the european parliament in fact he talks about blackmail you heard him there. are actually doing is trying to put together a case of put together
a case that says that viktor or bar and hungry of flouting principles and rules and values and in that way they're talking about possibly sanctioning him there will be a vote about that on wednesday they're talking about things like telling press freedoms in hungary containing rights of minorities roma jews and of course if you think back to twenty fifteen during the height of europe's migration crisis it was hungry that built that fence along the border with serbia and croatia so there's a lot of concern within the european union about about his policies and this vote is about trying to perhaps send the message that enough is enough and it's just not acceptable to sign up to the e.u. but not adhere to his principles this is a big test natasha isn't it for the european parliament i mean the heart of this is of course the issue of illegal immigration and all and hungry are not the only ones faced with this issue today in your.