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how i witnessed his experienced the terrible events and this, the world should not forget the long shuttle. the 1972 olympic massacre, start september 3rd on d, w. ah ah, this is dw is coming to live from berlin publicized liter sparks outrage in germany . transfer offshore says he is disgusted after a muffled a boss on a visit to berlin. accuses israel of committing, quote, 50 holocausts against his people. also on the program, explosions, rock,
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military base and russian occupied crimea. moscow claim sabotaged and evacuated. 3000 people from the. it's the 2nd major attack on russian military facilities in crimea in a week flush, donald trump tightens his grip on the republican party. as liz cheney his fiercest critic within the party loses the wyoming primary to a supporter of the controversial over u. s. president and oscar nominated german filmmaker will con peterson dies age 81 peterson made his breakthrough in 1982 with the world war 2 epic does port and went on to direct a string of hollywood. ah . hello and terry market. good to have you witnessed germany's chancellor of shoals says he is disgusted at what he called outrageous
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remarks by the palestinian leader. much would a bus on a visit to berlin during a press conference with shoulds of us. it is real, had committed, quote, 50 holocausts against palestinians. the statement has led to an outpouring of anger here in germany. we'll have more on those reactions from our political correspondent in a moment. but 1st let's listen to what of us, sad about me. since 1947 think i'm at to the present day. can feel israel has had carried out 50 massacre even better, definitely in 50 palestinian villages. yellow from florida. 50 massacres. 50 holocaust you and until to day every day, every day our people get killed by the israeli army. i spoke earlier to d w a political correspond, nina hossa who was at that press conference with the boss. i asked her about the reaction here in germany to his comment and schultz is handling it. while the
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reactions have been very strong indeed, and also in israel, by the way, where the government speaks of not only a moral disgrace but monstrous lies. but here in germany, the biggest davy built site on quickly called it an anti semitism scandal at the chancery and from the opposition city. you party, we're hearing that our buses. cummins were outrageous and that showed should have asked mister abbas to leave, and that it was the biggest derailment at the chancery in history. the federal commissioner for the fight against anti semitism here was who said that by relative to revising the holocaust president abbas had lacked quote, any sensitivity towards us hosts. but yes, the german chancellor has also been criticized for how he handled the situation. now i was there at the presbyterian, there were 2 moments where we really held our breath 1st when abbas spoke of apartheid in his country, shots quickly distanced himself from that. but then, as the last question mister about was asked whether he'd ever apologized for the olympics 972 massacres. and he replied by saying that israel had committed 50
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massacres in 50 years, 50 holocausts. now everyone knew that that was the last question. answer at the press about that word. holocaust lingered in the room. shots began to frown. it looked to me and to others, as though he wanted to respond. but he didn't. his spokesperson ended. the presser shots shook hands with our buses left, and he who should definitely have responded there. and then that was a massive communication glitched by the german chancellor. and was possibly even more important is that it probably is also going to have an effect on shows his willingness to give a bus, full throated support in the future. quite something new. can you explain to our viewers why this has provoked such a strong reaction here in germany? now when it comes to the words apartheid but especially holocaust here in germany, everybody is very sensitive because there is a difference between legitimate criticism of some of the actions the israel government stands for on the one side and using words that relative eyes what the
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nazis here in germany did during the 2nd world war there atrocities worldwide that is just a no go in germany. germany argues those atrocities cannot be compared to anything else. and relative isaac, the world war holocaust is even illegal here. so the feeling is that mahmoud abbas strategically used the political stage here. he must have been aware that it was going to be a tremendous provocation to use that word for israel's actions at the chancery. and that's the one scandal because it is not going to do is cause any favors to provoke the chancellor like that. and the other is of course, that shots didn't immediately challenge this on diplomatic language needed. thank you very much for putting that in context for us. our correspondent nina has o, it's cross to israel now are correspond. tanya kramer is standing by force in jerusalem, tanya is nina just mentioned. there has been a strong reaction to all this in israel. tell us more about that
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while it was katie, shock and outrage over the of use of the holocaust here. and the statements made by the palestinian president mahmoud abbas sam standing alongside the german chancellor. all of shawls. and just to give you a few that was a cross of course, a political board. we got reactions here. a prime minister yale appeared said in a statement on twitter that while, and that's a quote, standing on german soil. it is not only a moral disgrace, but a monstrous lie, and adding that history will never forgive him. have you also heard from defense minister pentagons who had just recently met with the palestinian president mahmoud abbas said that his words were despicable and false. his statement is an attempt to distort and rewrite history. also there danny diane, the head of to yet for shame, the holocaust memorial in jerusalem has called
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a despicable and appalling. and there are also reports in the are, is really media that, you know, the can take a government, ya, it's expecting some kind of, you know, apology from the palestinian president, a boss himself, hers her and now issued a statement, responding to the criticism of his comment, what did he say? why? absolutely, i'm after this backlash and there was d, i waffa agency, that's the palestinian authority's official news agency, carried a statement released by the presidency by his office. and they're saying that, you know, the presidency affirming that the whole of course is the most heinous crime. it's also a quote in modern history. and that abbas was stressing that his answer was not intended to denied the singularity of the holocaust that occurred in the last century. and
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that he was condemning it in the strongest terms. the debt was carried out later this morning. after hours after the press conference, obviously, and after the spec list here on the official news agency, don't you think very much our correspond tony kramer injuries now to ukraine, which has stopped short of claiming responsibility for multiple explosions that ripped through a russian ammunitions depot in crimea the peninsula is part of ukraine, but was illegally annexed by russia. in 2014, the kremlin says, 3000 people had been a back to waited and describe the blasts as sabotaged without saying whom it held responsible. ukraine has neither denied nor confirmed that it was behind this attack or, or another on a russian air base and crimea last week. if ukrainian forces are behind the explosions, it would mark a significant escalation of the war. earlier i spoke to her,
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corresponded with she is billing in kia. i asked him about president laudermill lensky suggestion that the explosions were caused by the incompetence of russian troops. well, i think her, we don't have to take this. her. literally, a is pretty clear that such an amazement of explosions in ammunition dumps are not probably just caused by her negligence by the russian troops. and also some of the patterns, especially the 1st one, the strike on the military air base as it was it that one had similar closes and in several places. so i don't think we have to take this, it's really, it's a way for ukraine not to provide or not to admit this is not to provide maybe for further bourbon in order to feed the russian propaganda or. but it's not really that anybody here hides what's behind it. behind the
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record, we hear a lot diff of different stories. it's important for ukraine to do this, to show their capabilities. it's also important to disrupt the supply lines because crimea is one of the most important supply lines in this war. and one of the highly highest miniaturized places here in the region. so i think this is pretty targeted and there is a clear message attached to it that ukraine can reach russian troops there in crimea. it always mathias billing of there are well elsewhere in ukraine. ukrainian forces are slowly advancing towards russian occupied. some civilians who fled the city are watching closely in hopes of returning to their homes are correspond, met one woman who fled with her family to come on in from chaos on to odessa. whether he, good afternoon. yes. looking for something pretty among, donated clothes at the refugee center,
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and us to see about his over lift nearly everything behind her. when she fled her home in the russian occupied his on region. she and her children have been in odessa for 3 weeks now. with of my sins fastened them, you almost divorced situation under occupation grew worse and worse. every day. i got comfortable i spent 5 months there and i always thought, why should i leave? this is my home. but things became more and more intolerable reasons. son, so can you when i see him, i mean, she says her home tone became a place of fear and intimidation and empty streets. she stayed at home with the children, most of the time, i only venturing out to get groceries sitting up with her on the russians. i would always lower my eyes if you looked at them in the eyes too long, they would say you're looking at me. so you must know something. let's go and talk with the people who were taken like that from sometimes the relatives would look
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for them for a long time. some came back. others didn't loving him. yes. authorities and volunteers in odessa harper on 150000 refugees, many areas occupied by russian. it's difficult to leave soldiers at checkpoints. don't let many pass and fighting makes the roads dangerous . even so many still want to leave her son. we meet a woman who's brought hundreds of people out. we're hiding her identity. there are more military personnel now than before. it feels like there is a military checkpoint by every tree. they used to just take a quick look at our phones and get the men to undress to look for tattoos, but now they check their databases for information on us. and they look for deleted messages on our phones. there are more snipers to. we used to move around the city
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quite freely. now we don't dare to even go into the center. even so volunteers at the refugee center register new arrivals from occupy territory nearly every day. even those who long on this long of you, only by the intensifying fighting, i'm asked to see as friend sent pictures of damage to home. you see, what are you, what you are? yeah. what i was like 5 months or so and have left their mark on her and her children. she, him to daughter reacting to a lot ban here in odessa. man, there are tang shooting. it's not attend. there are no tanks here. no, no. the tanks were in the other place. i mean, there are 90 dear, i'm good for now,
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the families relatively safe, but honest to see is waiting for the day. she can take her children home to catch up on some of the other stories making headlines around the world today. sir lankin media, se former president go to buy a roger pox a will return to the crisis stricken country later this month. roger pox of fledge relock after tens of thousands of anti government. protesters overran his official residence last month. protesters have demanded that he and his family facent investigation for corruption. several people have been injured in a wave of arson and bombing attacks in thailand, south authority sally 17 attacks occurred over night, mainly in convenience stores and gas stations. thailand, southern provinces have been the scene of a muslim separatist insurgency for almost 2 decadence veteran u. s. politician liz cheney has lost her seat as the republican congressional
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candidate for wyoming to lawyer harriet hagerman, who was a supporter of donald trump. cheney has been an outspoken critic of the former president and was one of the few republicans to both for his impeachment. in her concession speech, he bound to do whatever it takes to deny trump a 2nd term. she is also one of 2 republicans sitting on the republic on the committee investigating the attack, the capital on january 6th. in her concession speech, chaney said she was not willing to support what she called. donald trump's lie about the 2020 election in order to win the primary. 2 years ago i won this primary was 73 percent of the vote. i could easily have done the same again. the path was clear, but it would have required that i go along with president trump's lie about the 2020 election. it would have required that i enable his ongoing efforts to unravel
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our democratic system and attack the foundations of our republic. that was a path i could not and would not take oh d, w, william blue cross says chinese defeat as huge symbolic meaning and could signal a shift in us politics. well, it definitely depends how we want to look at things, practically speaking, not a lot. wyoming is the smallest state by population in the us, just a half 1000000 people live there, and just 870000 people voted in this primary. so we're not talking about a lot of people in wyoming is a deeply, deeply republican state and went 70 per cent for donald trump in 2020. so not exactly a, you know, representative a reflective of the united states over all of course symbolically. and some symbols matter in politics. it's a big deal because liz cheney is the, by far the loudest and largest critic of donald trump. she has the biggest platform, she is a cheney, after all, the daughter of dick cheney the former vice president who used to be really the
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center of the republican party back when he was in power along with george w bush. so the fact that she's out now really shows that shift that's taking place in the republican party, from a very still very hard right. conservative party, but to something different, that's more nativist or more in donald trump's idea of republicanism. now the u. s . is approaching a key juncture in its election cycle. william tell us what role is donald trump playing as the country has towards mid term elections in of him? well, donald trump continues to be the elephant in the proverbial china's shop smashing things to his liking. it seems he has put his thumb on the scales in this primary seas. remember before there's a general election between democrats and republicans. there are primary elections. but within the parties themselves choose who those candidates are going to be within the party. and donald trump has been backing people who have believed in his lies and believed in all of the conspiracy theories that he tried to peddle after
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he lost the 2020 election. and we've seen mixed results, though he is a very powerful force in the republican party. but he's by no means omnipotent in the house. liz cheney is one of several, ah, republicans who will not be going back because they lost their primary challenges to trump, a supporters, a. but if you look at state elections, if you look at other areas of the electorate, the trump has a mixed record on whether his influence has really of, you know, been successful for his interests. and we're gonna have to go ahead to see if his influence continues into the general electro. remember primaries because they're within the party, they're an intro party fight, or they tend to be more extreme. they tend to lean more towards extreme, his candidates where his general elections, of people have to come back more to the center center of, of this political spectrum to appeal to a broader electric it of his william, blue cross. they are talking to me a little while ago now to kenya,
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where are the runner up in the presidential election has confirmed that he will contest the result right on the dingo called the outcome, a travesty, and accused the chairman of the electoral commission of acting unilaterally and illegally and declaring william router to be kenya's. next president in response, rudo says he will respect the rule of law in any legal challenge that follows. both sides have urged their supporters to remain peaceful. ah, the long wait book any as election result is over. but like every residential outcome in kenya, since 2002, this one do is disputed no view. there's no legal under, but it is declared. we're now not a president. licks is that you will good is announcement but, but in 2 unknowns, a winner is analogy. he acted with
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girls. impunity and internal disregard of the constitution under our nose running a law since 5th bid for the top job, despite the support of his all right, will an outgoing president who can yetta with people in his strong willed city of get some have mixed feelings about challenging the results i think what i like them to read now you can go to court and ha for them to decide who should come the president of dina, my dad's up our views, bailey's, the president of kenya. okay. it got to go to court and we can really watch my via ease earlier because my thought about to go for the election, which is going to be missing my meds like this one. meanwhile, rudo supporters are eager for him to take off as soon in the thought of the legend
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politically, as well as you can feel, the doubt mafia is not alive and even continually relax because you are expecting of his residential cramming. anytime. yell mckinney, i could face weeks of uncertainty and the way forward may ultimately be decided in court. the oscar nominated german filmmaker wolfe kung peterson has died at the age of 81 peterson shot the fame with his world war to sabrina picked us both to 1982. his 1st english language film was the never ending story. in 1984, he went on to direct a string of hollywood hits, including thrillers, air force, one as well as that war epic. troy wolfgang peterson built a career like few german directors ever achieved. his trademark elaborate, powerful thriller, movies. his 1981 film thus bought the boat was one of german cinemas great
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successes. at the time it was germany's most expensive production yet and picked up 6 oscar nominations. leave my love, drink stories of i love taking people by the hand, taking them to a world and keeping them there for our us psychological depth and strongly defined characters. these elements were already evident in his early works for television, like the german language crime series, taught. after his success in theaters with thus bought and the fantasy film, the never ending story in the mid eighties, peterson moved to hollywood after an initial dry spell. one of cinemas biggest stars, clint eastwood wanted peterson to direct him in the line of fire, packed with action, but profound was a triumph with rave reviews and a smashing success at the box office. peterson established himself as one of the hollywood blockbuster directors. his films often carried
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a patriotic message in air force one. the american president single handedly saves his plane from terrorists. the biggest stars wanted to work with both gunk, peterson. the budgets for his movies soon exceeded $100000000.00. his biggest commercial success was troy. the historical film with brad pitt peterson, belong to the small circle of directors who are granted the final word in hollywood with complete creative control over their own work in 2016 for the 1st time in 30 years, he directed a movie in germany, fia given the bank floor against the bank a crime comedy, germany. but when i went to the u. s, i had the feeling and so did others. who said to me that you need to make a comedy film again? because they think i'm funny that i have a sense of humour, which is true. please. lat long. gang peterson. unexceptional director.
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a man who never forgot his roots, who lived out his dream, above all in hollywood. mm. and for more now joined by david levitz from d w culture. david, what made wolf gong peterson stand out from other filmmakers while he was a filmmaker, her by his own accounts, with obsessed his word, with making movies that everyone would like. he could not stand the idea that anyone would walk out of the cinema. and it's actually something he saw people do when he was young filmmaker and he snuck into his own movies. he saw people walk out and he said never again. and the way that he kept people in his seats, in their seeds, with, with his special combination really of action on the one hand and the touch of humanity. the action is very real. it's very heightened, but it's always very character driven. it's, it's always about people, it's not super heroes, it's people generally men who are placed in these extraordinary situations and have
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to survive. and also within action movies he had this enormous range. i mean, i, it's still blows my mind that the guy who did air force, why and with harrison ford is the president who's beating up the terrorists on a plane is the same person who also did never ending story about the power of fantasy and childhood. it is quite a career trajectory that was going peterson had, how did he go from making films in west germany, to working with the biggest stars in the hollywood where it really comes down again for the breakthrough. he had internationally with das bolt, which at the time was on the face of it, sort of an unlikely hit. you've got this german world war, 2 drama from a german perspective about german military men on this very tight koester. phobic submarine doesn't sound like an international hit really, but it was, and even despite the fact that a lot of west german critics at the time,
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so this is a movie that glorifies of war. but that's not how international audience saw they saw it as a movie about ordinary men in a horrible situation who were trying to, to stick together and to serve their country. and the movie now as seen as one of the very best anti war films. speaking world war 2, peterson was born in germany in 1941. he grew up in postwar, germany. how did that shape his career? well, in a sense that actually what led him to film because growing up in the years right after world war 2, he had this sense in germany that the adults that he knew he couldn't look up too because he knew that so many of them had, had supported hitler and the nazi regime. and so he worked for his role models actually in hollywood films and in movies like high noon with gary cooper in these movies where you had a good guy who's going to do the right thing, no matter what the cost. and he decided very early, i think he was 11 or 12,
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but he wanted to be a film director and he wanted to make those kinds of movies and eventually he did. and he made it to hollywood and made those movies with clint eastwood and bradford and george cleaning the very biggest leading men. fascinating. david, david limits from d. w culture. you are watching the w news from berlin coming up next. it's eco africa, our environment magazine. i'm terry martin from me and the entire team. thanks for watching. ah . with
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