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this is bbc news, broadcasting to our viewers here in the uk and around the world. i'm david eades. our top stories: cheering a new government for israel. a coalition of eight parties is voted in as netanyahu is finally out. president biden arrives in brussels for the nato summit, promising to return the us to a leading role. denmark's team doctor confirms that christian eriksen did suffer a cardiac arrest during his team's euro match before being resuscitated. and novak djokovic clinches his 19th grand slam title
with a classic fightback in the french open. hello. thanks very much for joining us. the israeli parliament has approved a new coalition government, signalling the removal of benjamin netanyahu as prime minister after 12 straight years in power. the new administration — an extraordinary coalition of eight different parties — will share that power. for the first two years, it will be led by the right—wing nationalist politician naftali bennett. he will then hand over to yair lapid — the leader of the centrist yesh atid, for a further two years. here's our middle east correspondent tom bateman. they've waited for 12 years. in this divided country, for the people who wanted to oust their most enduring leader, now it's their moment.
it took a chaotic vote in israel's parliament to get there. with the count about to start, mr netanyahu makes one last stand. "iran is celebrating because they understand there will be a weak and slack government," he says. "the opposition in israel will have a clear and strong voice." we'll be back, soon! the new coalition scrapes in byjust a single vote. it was all over for israel's combative, often controversial leader, one who leaves an indelible legacy. benjamin netanyahu rose rallying israelis against the oslo peace deals with the palestinians. there is a battle forjerusalem... he was a figurehead for the right.
supporters saw him as mr security. but opponents despised his tough brand of nationalism. he won successive elections, but he split voters. and a trial for corruption, claims he denies, left him increasingly isolated. israel's new pm is mr netanyahu's former aide, naftali bennett — a nationalist who opposes a future palestinian state. he called for unity, but laid into those he said were tearing the country apart. after two years, he'll hand over to the centrist yair lapid. how long will the coalition last? israel's new coalition spans the left to the nationalist right and, for the first time, an arab—israeli party. naftali bennett now has to lead the broadest coalition in israeli history, and that could make it one of the most unstable. he has his work cut out just to govern. they have a crisis to deal with. after israel's recent war
with hamas in gaza and violent division inside israel, fears are rising of new tensions again. but this is a moment of israeli history, as the throne is pulled away from the politician some called the king of israel. tom bateman, bbc news, jerusalem. as we said, the new israeli governing coalition is a most unlikely combination of parties. let's have a look at that. at one end of the political spectrum there's yamina, a right—wing, nationalist jewish party headed by the incoming prime minister, naftali bennett. they seek to promote thejewish identity of israel and want to expand settlement building in the occupied palestinian areas. they also oppose the establishment of any palestinian state. at the other end, is the labour party, which holds social democratic views, supporting a strong welfare state, among other things. now, they have often
held power in israel. and they are largely in favour of the peace process with the palestinians. previous labour prime ministers have signed peace deals with them. and in the midst of all this, there's the united arab list, the smallest party in the coalition with just four seats. this is an islamist party based in the south of israel. they want to give more resources to the arab citizens, who make up over 20% of israel's population. they strongly support the creation of a palestinian state based on the pre—war 1967 borders. here to discuss this with me further is gabe friedman, who's the deputy managing editor of the jewish telegraphic agency and has written a profile of naftali bennett. hejoins me from seattle. thank you very much indeed for your time. we will attempt to give our viewers and understanding as to how desperately difficult it is going to be to forge common views. certainly on the big
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paralysis. bennett must see this as a personal opportunity as well as a political one? absolutely don't party, his yamina party is only seven seats out of the israeli parliament, the canasta. he has made the right moves and been on the right side of netanyahu in forging his own following, but he is also good friends with the centrist, yair lapid, and that has worked out in his favour this time. and i think it is important to know that unlike the previous coalition, which was an an easy one between benny gantz and netanyahu, that centrist, that was kind of doom from the start. there was bickering over policies. naftali bennett and
m2 are good friends, —— and yair lapid are friends, although they don't say that in public. although they don't say that in ublic. �* ., ., public. right. and naftali bennett. _ public. right. and naftali bennett. a _ public. right. and naftali bennett, a short - public. right. and naftali bennett, a short while i public. right. and naftali i bennett, a short while ago, public. right. and naftali - bennett, a short while ago, he said president biden is a great friend of israel. where you are sitting, how is this going to go down in the states? obviously it is complex in terms of a government, but perhaps on a personal level, i don't supposejoe biden will be that way that it is not mr netanyahu he is dealing with? yeah, netanyahu in the past, biden is a steadfast israel supported. he has made that clear. it will be interesting to see how they go toe to toe on certain issues like the orion nuclear deal. bennett has said we will continue the same stanzas netanyahu, we are against any type of a deal. —— stands as. it will be an
interesting sort of class of personalities there. it is worth noting that a lot of the ministers are not on the far right, i think yair lapid will be foreign ministerfor right, i think yair lapid will be foreign minister for the first two years, dealing with a lot of the us stuff and he is more of a centrist. it lot of the us stuff and he is more of a centrist.- lot of the us stuff and he is more of a centrist. it will be fascinating. _ more of a centrist. it will be fascinating, whatever - more of a centrist. it will be i fascinating, whatever happens. gabe friedman, joining us from seattle. president biden has arrived in the belgian capital, brussels, for two days of meetings with nato and the european union. what a racket from air force one there. monday's talks among the 30 members of nato are expected to see the united states resume its traditional leadership role, which had been somewhat diminished during the trump presidency. of course. nato leaders are expected to formulate a firm message for mr biden to take
to geneva on wednesday, where he will be meeting the russian president, vladimir putin. mr biden has of course, spent the past three days at the g7 summit in south—west england, which ended with a final communique that included the promise of a billion covid vaccine doses to the poorer nations of the world and more action on climate change. from cornwall, here's our political editor laura kuenssberg. ready for a fortifying early dip? borisjohnson wanted to show off the british seaside to the most powerful leaders in the world, but has ended up going headlong into a clash on the side with the french president, who it's claimed questioned whether northern ireland was really part of the uk. the spectacle of the summit seemed immaculate. the more bracing reality, perhaps not so inviting. i know that the world was looking to us to reject some of the selfishness and nationalistic approaches that have marred the
initial global response to the pandemic. i do hope that we have lived up to some of the most optimistic of hopes and predictions. were you offended by president macron's comments in your meeting yesterday about northern ireland's place in the uk? i think it's the job of the government of the united kingdom to uphold the territorial integrity of the united kingdom. i think it was a point i made to you yesterday. and actually, that subject occupied this vestigial, vanishingly small proportion of our deliberations. and you've listed what you believe to be the achievements of this summit. but health and environmental campaigners are really clear that they hoped it would go further. do you wish you'd been able to push your fellow leaders to give even greater commitments? $2.5 billion pledged for girls�* education, already. that's not half bad. and a new global campaign to help countries around
the world to build back better, cleaner and greener. i think it's been a highly productive few days. this global gathering is important for all sorts of reasons. it seems a good first connection between the prime minister and the american president, but the uk and the eu seem stuck again, pointing the finger at each other over northern ireland. remember, as part of the brexit deal, it still has to follow some eu rules. the prime minister's frustration — how tightly brussels wants them enforced. european leaders angered, believing the uk is trying to slide out of what it agreed. "honestly, we can't create disagreements every morning about these serious issues," said the french president. "we just want the agreement to be respected." but the american president's i2—vehicle convoy rolled out to this tiny cornish town. he wanted to leave behind a much bigger message. that, after all the turbulence
of trump, he wants to work with the rest of the world. i felt it wasn't about me but it was about america. i felt a genuine sense of enthusiasm that america was back at the table and fully, fully engaged. big promises have been made on vaccines, on climate change, but there are blanks in the black and white over how those vows will be kept. and the cornish air certainly hasn't blown away brexit tensions. but overall, this summit has been a major statement of intent from the most powerful politicians in the west, that after a year of crisis, countries can do more together than working apart. however spectacular the surroundings, summits can't just be political love—ins. prime ministers and presidents may have ambition in common, but ideas can clash. postcard images don't make political problems disappearfor good.
that was laura kuenssberg. as we said, president biden is now in brussels for the nato summit. kurt volker is former us ambassador to nato, and hejoins us now from washington. thanks very much forjoining us. first of all, on the optics, if you like, all the way these people are going to get on together, there is no big bruiser in the middle of it who is happy to put people's noses out ofjoint. joe biden will fit in more comfortably, clearly. what you think he needs to for nato?- clearly. what you think he needs to for nato? your first oint is needs to for nato? your first point is an — needs to for nato? your first point is an important - needs to for nato? your first point is an important point, l point is an important point, that this will be a way of showing american support and broader support for nato, and a desire for the united states to lead nato into the future. this is important. and i think it is the main message. in addition to that, there will be an effort to have nato look forward. what is the vision for 2030? there was a study group done by a group of senior
national experts some time ago that will now before malaise by nato as they look ahead, creating a vision for nato, 2030. part of that will be dealing with china and 5g and new types of threats and challenges, something nato has not done before. bud challenges, something nato has not done before.— not done before. and another art of not done before. and another part of that — not done before. and another part of that will _ not done before. and another part of that will be _ not done before. and another part of that will be dealing . part of that will be dealing with russia, a constant thorn in the side, as you would know only too well as the former vessel representative to the ukraine as well, what should nato and president biden, who will be confronting vladimir putin in a few days, what should they be laying out here? well, i think that it is very important that president biden reassure allies in central and eastern europe that he is indeed going to be pushing back very hard on vladimir putin and russia's aggressive policies that they have implemented over the last seven years. there is a lot of worry about that in baltic states and elsewhere. so he needs to be very reassuring and firm on that. ﬁre
he needs to be very reassuring and firm on that.— and firm on that. are you exnecting _ and firm on that. are you expecting that? - and firm on that. are you expecting that? you - and firm on that. are you expecting that? you are l and firm on that. are you - expecting that? you are right, the czechs and poles will be desperate to hear that kind of language. desperate to hear that kind of lanaauae. , ., , language. the question is whether those _ language. the question is whether those deeds - language. the question is whether those deeds will| language. the question is - whether those deeds will come from the united states and allies as well. make the green light for nord stream 2, the russian build—up around ukraine, and turning around warships into the black sea, the us turned them around. they want assurance theorists will be firm on this and they are going to want to see it in action. one thing i would recommend that nato do is support the czechs. there was an explosion at an ammunitions dump that russian agents were responsible for. i think there
needs more solidarity from other nato countries for the czechs on this.— czechs on this. more solidarity. _ czechs on this. more solidarity. there - czechs on this. more solidarity. there is i czechs on this. more solidarity. there is a | czechs on this. more - solidarity. there is a reality that amongst the membership of nato, it has become a bit disparate and lacking in mutual support, which of course is meant to be the cornerstone of the north atlantic treaty organisation.— the north atlantic treaty organisation. yes, that is exactly right. _ organisation. yes, that is exactly right. i _ organisation. yes, that is exactly right. i do - organisation. yes, that is exactly right. i do have i organisation. yes, that is exactly right. i do have to give nato credit for recognising this and saying yes, we have got to pull together around a common vision for the future. the fact, however, is we do not have a common vision at the moment, whether it is in a deal with russia or what kind of threat china represents or whether nato is the right place to talk about china's threat. kurt volker, — about china's threat. kurt volker, joining _ about china's threat. kurt volker, joining us - about china's threat. kurt volker, joining us from i volker, joining us from washington. nice to see you. thanks for being with us here on bbc news. still to come: 19 and counting.
djokovic clinches another grand slam title in a closely—fought french open final. there was a bomb in the city centre. a code word known to be one used by the ira was given. army bomb experts were examining a suspect van when there was a huge explosion. the south african parliament has destroyed the foundation of apartheid by abolishing the population registration act which, for a0 years, forcibly classified each citizen according to race. just a day old, and the royal baby is tonight sleeping in his cot at home. early this evening, the new prince was taken by his mother and father to their apartments in kensington palace. germany's parliament, i the bundestag, has voted by a narrow majority to move the seat of government - from bonn to berlin. berliners celebrated into i the night, but the decision was greeted with shock in bonn. the real focus of attention today was valentina tereshkova,
the world's first woman cosmonaut. what do you think of the russian woman in space? i think it's a wonderful achievement and i think we might be able to persuade the wife it would be a good idea if i could to get her to go up there for a little while. you are watching bbc news, with me, david eades. the main headlines this hour: israel's parliament has voted to approve a new coalition government that ends benjamin netanyahu's 12—year run as prime minister. it will be headed for the first two years by the religious nationalist naftali bennett. president biden arrives in brussels for the nato summit — promising to return the us to a leading role. the doctor for the danish football team has confirmed christian eriksen did suffer a cardiac arrest on the pitch
on saturday and that "he was gone" before being resuscitated. the former tottenham star collapsed during denmark and finland's euros game. he is now recovering in hospital. nick beake reports from copenhagen. the heartfelt messages were to get well soon. a show of strength for christian eriksen, who was awake, even asking about his team—mates. everyone here at this euro 2020 fan zone knew it could have been so different. hearing that he's in good shape and he actually had some conversations with the team and so on, it's fantastic. that's the only thing that matters to us, christian's health. yeah, the football is secondary today. 100%. that sense of relief has been shared by football fans the world over. that's because today we got confirmation, if it were needed, ofjust how serious the situation was. earlier we asked denmark's team doctor how close they were to losing christian eriksen. yeah, what should i say? he was, he was gone. and we did cardiac resuscitation, and it was a cardiac arrest.
how close were we? i don't know. we got him back. and the sight of christian eriksen conscious as he left the pitch gave hope to all. but his team—mates are being offered psychological support and the denmark head coach says it was wrong to ask the players to resume the match. the players resumed in a shock condition. players who almost, and they don't really know yet, if they lost their best friend, and they have to decide. eriksen is still being monitored at denmark's leading heart unit, where doctors are yet to work out why he collapsed. a tournament already delayed by the pandemic goes on, with football and life put in perspective. nick beake, bbc news, copenhagen. thatis that is a tough one to get
over, isn't it? three euro games took place on sunday — and england have begun their tournament campaign with a win. they beat croatia 1—0 at wembley stadium — the only goal coming from raheem sterling in the 57th minute. austria earned their first ever victory at a european championship, beating north macedonia 3—i in the romanian capital, bucharest. and the netherlands beat ukraine 3—2 in amsterdam. a late goal from denzel dumfries sealed the win after the ukrainians had come back from 2—0 down. to tennis, and novak djokovic has clinched his 19th grand slam title with a back from the brink win against fifth seed stefanos tsitsipas in the final of the french open. tsitsipas won the first two 7—6, 6—2 before the world number one fought back, to level things at two sets apiece, before taking the final, deciding set. it was an historic victory for djokovic, making him the first player in the open era to have won all four grand slam titles twice.
he said he was thrilled, ranking the past few days in the top three achievements of his career. two voices inside, there is one thatis two voices inside, there is one that is telling you that you can't do it, but it's done, it's finished, so that was pretty strong after that second set. and so i've felt there was a time for me to actually vocalise the other voice and try to suppress, you know, the first one saying that i can't make it, so i'd told myself i can do it and i encouraged myself and, you know, strongly started to repeat that inside of my mind and tried to live it with my entire being. �*iq of my mind and tried to live it with my entire being. 19 grand slams nova — it is nearly 70 years since queen elizabeth first met a serving us president — that was harry truman — and on sunday she added to her list as she welcomed joe biden for afternoon tea at windsor castle.
he'd travelled from the g7 summit in cornwall — as our royal correspondent nicholas witchell reports. dropping in for tea. how very british. president biden's helicopter brought him to a windsor castle geared up for a vip visit. stand still! in the quadrangle, the grenadier guards were being bawled at by their sergeant major. he shouts orders once he was happy, the queen emerged from her castle to take her place on the dias, ready to receive the president and the first lady. when it comes to us presidents, no—one has met more of them than the queen. president biden is the 13th she has greeted.
the guard of honour was inspected, and then the president and first lady went inside for tea with the queen. a moment of hospitality between two heads of state, simple enough in itself, but with a particular significance, underlining the bonds between long—standing allies. later, president biden told us reporters that the queen had reminded him of his mother. he said that among other things they talked about president putin of russia and president xi of china. nicholas witchell, bbc news. right in the middle of a very busy itinerary forjoe biden. a reminder of our top story: israel's new prime minister, naftali bennett, has promised to unite a population frayed by four elections and two years of political stalemate. speaking after his coalition government was approved by the israeli parliament byjust a single vote, mr bennett, a right—wing jewish nationalist, said his priorities would be reforms in education, health and cutting red tape. he succeeds benjamin netanyahu who has been forced from office after 12 years.
hello there. it was a very warm day on sunday. and across northern ireland, it was the warmest day of the year so far before the rain arrived. it was also the warmest day of the year in wales, 27 degrees in the south of the country. but for many parts of the uk on monday, it will be much cooler. the cooler air is coming down from the north—west, arriving in scotland and northern ireland by morning, as the rain eases off and trickles down into northern england. a very warm start to monday, though, across england and wales. what's left of any rain in northern england and north wales willjust peter out, and this band of cloud just wanders southwards, arriving in east anglia and the south—east in the afternoon. either side of that, some sunshine, increasing cloud, though, coming into northern ireland and scotland with some blustery showers in the north—west. and it will feel cooler
for many parts of the country — except towards the south—east of england and east anglia, where we've got high temperatures and humidity before the cloud arrives during the afternoon. now on sunday, it was 28 celsius at wembley. it won't be anywhere near those sort of temperatures at hampden for the scotland game. it's much cooler and breezy, as well. the cooler air is behind that weather front they are, that's out of the way on tuesday. high pressure building in from the azores — this weather system, though, is arriving in from the atlantic, meaning that more of a breeze picking up in scotland and northern ireland, increasing cloud and some rain in the north—west, as well. england and wales still dry, still sunny, while not as hot in the south—east, for many other parts of the uk, temperatures may be a little bit higher on tuesday. moving into wednesday, this is where we find our band of cloud. there's not much rain on it by this stage. scotland and northern ireland cooler, largely dry. for england and wales — we've got quite a contrast, really, across the uk — for england and wales, that heat is building, and the humidity, too, especially towards the south—east, where temperatures won't be far away from 30 celsius. but then it could all go bang — we've got the threat of some heavy rain, thunderstorms late wednesday, through thursday and into friday, mainly across the midlands and eastern parts of england, where we will
see that heavy rain overnight, still perhaps around during thursday. not quite as wet further north and west across england and wales, and drier and brighter for scotland and northern ireland. but it will be cooler. it's humid in the south—east, but with that thundery rain, temperatures won't be quite as high as wednesday.
this is bbc news. the headlines: israel's parliament has approved a new coalition government, ousting benjamin netanyahu as prime minister after 12 years in power. it will be led for two years by the right—wing nationalist politician naftali bennett. he will then hand over to yair lapid of the centrist yesh atid for two more years. president biden has arrived in the belgian capital, brussels, for two days of meetings with nato and the european union. monday's talks among the 30 members of nato are expected to see the united states resume its traditional leadership role, which had been somewhat diminished during the trump presidency. the doctor for the danish football team has confirmed christian eriksen did suffer a cardiac arrest on the pitch on saturday and that "he was gone" before being resuscitated. the former tottenham star collapsed during denmark and finland's euros game. he is recovering.
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