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tv   The Stream 2019 Ep 49  Al Jazeera  March 27, 2019 7:32am-8:01am +03

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politicking the. tool to do that. the palestinian president mahmoud abbas has condemned what he called the israeli escalation the p.l.o. leadership accuse the israeli prime minister of trying to use the situation to his benefit before next month's general election. benjamin netanyahu has been criticized by opponents from the right and left of israeli politics over his gaza policy his main rival in the election the former army chief benny gantz accused him of failing to contain and deter a sufficiently strong military action netanyahu is options of fraud most analysts agree he doesn't want an unpredictable war on the eve of an election but at the same time he's under pressure to project military strength israel's domestic politics adding to the volatile mix on its border with gaza ari force that al-jazeera southern israel the u.n. secretary general has called for a deescalation of tensions in gaza meanwhile some u.s. allies have been voicing opposition at the u.n. to president from its declaration that the occupied golan heights israeli territory
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made the announcement during netanyahu visit to washington our diplomatic editor james bays has more. this is a curate he council is watching the fast moving events on the ground but seems no closer to taking any action despite a grim briefing from the top u.n. official normally based in jerusalem a new conflict will be devastating for the palestinian people it will have consequences for his release who live in the vicinity of the gaza perimeter and it is likely to have regional repercussions as he spoke inside the security council his boss was answering reporters' questions outside the chamber and can we have your comments on the current bombardment in gaza and can you tell us whether you believe that the recognition by president trump of the golan heights as israeli will hinder peace efforts we were clear in the condemnation of the rocket attack
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but now we believe it's absolutely necessary to avoid any scaling up and to have restraint and i would appeal is forty strain on the other hand i think that to seeing this connected but it our position in relation to the golan heights is very clear it comes clearly established by the resolutions of the security council and on that issue some of the u.s. is closest allies of the five e.u. members of the council terry read out a joint statement making it clear they disagreed with the president trumps action any declare ation of for unilateral border change goes against the foundation of the rules based international order and the u.n. charter comments like that over the rebuke in washington from the u.s. secretary of state case we're simply recognizing facts on the ground and the reality and doing the right thing we hope those nations will join us to understand how important it is how right it is ever since president trump took office the
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security council hasn't passed any resolutions or made any statements on this. issue they've been ceding the main diplomatic role to the administration and in particular to the president's son in law jared cushion or however increasingly ambassadors are becoming an easy in the security council meeting the french ambassador said the silence of this council on this issue is becoming deafening james bow out zero at the united nations the challenge is save the children says seven people including four children have been killed in an air strike on a hospital it supports in yemen saudi arabia and the u.s. are leading a coalition fighting rebel hoofy forces in a war which began four years ago this week katia lopez had a young reports rubble and debris cover what's usually a busy street in the yemen patients and medical staff were arriving at the top hospital near the city of santa when it was hit by an airstrike. the attack is
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believed to have been carried out by the saudi led coalition fighting who the rebels in the country the coalition has complete control of yemeni air space the facility supported by the charity save the children serve more than five thousand people it had been opened for thirty minutes before the attack at least seven people were killed four of them children among those that were killed included two minister of health staff as well and of the four children that died all boys ranging between eight and fourteen years old but i doubt this week marks four years since the start of yemen's war thousands rallied in the capital on tuesday to mark the anniversary of the conflict millions have been displaced much of the country is on the brink of famine the united nations says is the worst place to be a child we're hearing of children that have being killed and maimed by air strikes
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and shelling but then also there is there of ever aiding a fix in the last couple of weeks there has been. a resurgent color and suspected cholera cases where thousands of children each week being suspected to have cholera and save the children has estimated that over eighty five thousand children may have died since the conflict if school aged in two thousand and fifteen dozens of children died last august when a school bus was hit by an air raid led by the saudi u.a.e. coalition that same month another hospital was attacked in her data several cease fires have been agreed on yet they consistently crumble. as a war continues into yet another year it's often the most vulnerable who are left to pick up the pieces katia lopez so the young al-jazeera. break here not just when we come back. one night a few. more revelations from an explosive al jazeera investigation into.
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australia's one nation party song comes from the us gun lobby in return for opposing the country's strict firearms morals bhandup status. hello again it's good to have you back when we have seen plenty of rain across parts of iran over the next few days dealing with this particular system right here the rain has been deadly because of the flash flooding we are going to be seeing a break finally by the time we get towards wednesday the system makes its way towards the east as well as into the northeast you see the rain up towards the higher elevations even snow across parts of the area across parts of our iran though you're going to have one day break before we see a little bit more rain coming in from the western part of the line over from iraq
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and back into iran so we are going to be watching this very very carefully a lot of the ground is already saturated so it's not going to take too much for the flooding to come back here across the gulf though it has been a messy day as we started the week on monday as well as tuesday by the time we get towards wednesday afternoon things are going to be looking better here doha cloud should be passing with a temperature of twenty seven degrees but over here towards misguide it is going to be a nice day for you as well with a temperature of twenty seven and in mozambique on wednesday we do expect to see some rain in your forecast there that's going to be a problem but it's only going to really last one day by the time we get to wednesday that into thursday evening we do expect to see better conditions there but down toward cell durban a partly cloudy day if you are twenty in johannesburg at twenty seven degrees there . sponsor. isn't the problem for your candidate they may not have a health question but he does have a corruption question really doesn't look good for the image business i think they're not going to do any we're. going to tell you why there's
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a lot of disillusionment with the u.s. across the globe. it's called for a break doesn't build confidence it breaks. my guess from around the world. issues. of the top stories here the head of the algerian army has triggered a constitutional process that would declare president. unfit for office it follows weeks of mass protests demanding that step down. israel's prime minister threatening further action against gaza rockets were fired from the strip on monday
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and israel launched airstrikes tensions remain high after the biggest israeli palestinian military escalation in recent months. save the children says seven people including four children have been killed in an air strike on a hospital it supports in yemen the organization says a missile struck a petrol station near the entrance to the hospital just outside the city of. thailand's main opposition party says it will form a coalition with other nonmilitary parties following sunday's election the leader of the. made the announcement in a joint press conference she says the coalition of two hundred fifty five seats in the house of representatives however that's not enough to have the power to choose a prime minister joins us live now from the thai capital bangkok scott so the main opposition party says it canal form a coalition what more can you tell us. yes exactly this press conference just happening in the last fifteen minutes or so derren and yet as
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you mentioned the head of the party she is saying that they are going to start they have are forming this coalition kind of phrased as the democratic front to counter what's been going on and to counter. who's the head of the military government now and prime minister candidate for the main party for supporting the military they say that they have enough seats in the lower house to now form a coalition the have a majority in the lower house they say there are at least six parties involved in this coalition and they say they have at least two hundred fifty five seats that would be a majority a simple majority in the lower house so they feel as though they can come together and start to do this now moving forward is going to be interesting to see what happens but now you know this is the first we knew that there are indications that this is going to happen but this is the first official statement that they were are now going to be forming this coalition details to come through but at least six parties and they say they're confident they'll have a majority of seats in the lower house and scott the final results are still unclear when will we know those and could that change anything.
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yeah there are a lot of question marks there and still out there you know first we haven't even had the complete plymouth marry results there that's expected to be announced by the election commission here in bangkok on friday we had these initial policemen every results announced just a couple days ago ninety five percent of the votes counted by the by friday we'll have more detail of that but then yes the official results won't happen until may ninth this will be after the king is coronated here in thailand and then that's when governments can be formed so obviously there's a lot of time to between now and then and a lot of things could happen between now and then there are also pending cases court cases against some of the members of some of these opposition parties that the government military government might push forward so there could be changes in seat numbers if there are if there is any issues with that maybe not seat numbers in particular but maybe some of the key players in these part parties who have just
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formed a coalition so a lot of things could happen until then but but but the first big step that they're just coming out today is the fact that there is this coalition now form for these opposition parties against the military government and its party or i just got hired by the in bangkok scott thank you. now a three year al-jazeera investigation into the u.s. gun lobby has uncovered efforts by a political party in australia to secure twenty million dollars from pro-gun advocates in america the one nation party visited washington d.c. in september last year seeking funds from the national rifle association p to charlie fly investigative unit reports. al-jazeera is investigative unit filmed it covertly about pulling henson from one nation visited the u.s. to attend a series of meetings with gun lobby representatives. the one nation delegation was made up of the party's chief of staff james ashby and steve dixon the leader of the party in the astringent state of queensland they threw in two million dollars
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a week when i hate to say plush was safe for the senate they were hoping that cafferty donations from the gun lobby would help them secure the balance of power in a strenuous parliament in an upcoming federal election there we would we would be counting down. to see you know. you know what our record. if you want one to tell you we've given you a lot of house and up you would have felt that. while seeking millions from the gun lobby one nation said it was prepared to soften stricter gun control legislation in australia that the n.r.a. has frequently criticized the bill whether or not. you'll be there during a visit to the u.s. dixon and ashby attended a series of meetings in which they were often advised by gun lobby groups on how to prepare the is trillion public for an easing of the strict gun laws you have
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somebody who maybe at least a year or so i worked at a newspaper maybe was covering city hall or order a little print stories about people who were brought there. invasion or whatever it might be that could help out there you know and that's going to be the game will restore words and we've got the right is going to put out to fire those are we. pulling hanson's one nation party has developed an official gun policy. that proposes a softening of the strict gun which the destroy you put in place following a messenger in the town of port arthur in nine hundred ninety six but in secretly recorded meetings steve dixon promised to work to reverse the laws if we don't come saying people are going to go go god help them to get out of not having guns to talk of them to get him politically correct puff and if it is it's one portion or
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you know it will poison our whole unless we stop it before charlie al-jazeera sydney. well speaking to us earlier from sydney peter charlie says the one nation parties facing intense public scrutiny in australia. ments reaction here front page news in every newspaper leading story on every television and radio reports the prime minister and the attorney general have both commented on it the attorney general says there needs to be an inquiry or investigation into the into the revelations it's just a very very large story here it's taken a story of us still there is a great sense of unease surrounding the revelations contained in the documentary. most of the commentary has been directed very negatively towards the one nation party with people calling for the party to come clean with what it was really doing to hold a press conference yesterday claiming that would drunk they didn't really know what
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that was saying they've denied that they were looking for money they're well though the videotape clearly shows them asking for money and in the second part yet to be aired there is more detail of that further revelations further video showing them asking for money both from the and being coached by other members of the gun lobby on how to try to get money from gun manufacturers in the united states and the video also shows one nation approaching the koch industries koch brothers who donated very heavily towards trump's campaign asking them for money and making the extraordinary changes failures voting system change the way people operate in australia the way they vote if they get my.


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