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gaining ground in mali. ♪ host: this is al jazeera, and these are the top stories. the taliban government has appealed for international aid after afghanistan was hit by its deadliest earthquake in 20 is. -- years. >> entire villages have been brought to the ground. assets are frozen. it is done whatever it can in
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its capacity. the afghan red cross has dispatched emergency aid to the area along with the turkish red cross and other agencies. the prime minister has announced 100 million local currency assistance to the victims. host: thousands of indigenous protesters have been marching to the capital of ecuador on the 10th day of a national strike. the protests are against rising food and fuel prices and the government's economic policies. 2 people have died and dozens of protesters have been arrested. soldiers in bangladesh are delivering food and drinking water to communities cut off by floodwater. dozens of died. eight organizations a the situation is extremely grim.
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turkey and saudi arabia say they are determined to start a new period of cooperation after the first visit by the crown prince since the 2018 murder of jamal khashoggi. israeli mps have voted in favor of dissolving parliament. it will set the stage for the country's election in three years. members of the fractured coalition government agreed it could not survive after just one year in office. a funeral as been held for a palestinian man stabbed to death by an israeli settler. those are the headlines. the news continues right here on al jazeera after inside story. ♪
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host: the fifth the election in less than cordial years. israeli's prime minister has failed to maintain his coalition. what impact does it have on israel and palestinians? this is inside story. ♪ hello and welcome to the program. keeping benjamin netanyahu out, that is what the eta parties making up the israeli government at in common, but it has not been enough to keep a government divided on nearly everything from collapsing. defections and inability to pass legislation and disagreement
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with arab israeli allies over attacks on a moscow compound leading to a dissolution of parliament after only one year in office. a date in october has been put forward to hold the general election, the fifth in 3.5 years. according to netanyahu the winds have changed and he has begun courting members of the hard right party for his eventual return. correspondent: for a year benjamin netanyahu has been working to bring down the coalition that ousted him from power, and he has managed it by blocking the ordinarily automatic renewal of a bill. now he sees a path back to the prime minister's office. >> i intend to form a strong national government. i hear from the people. we now want real change. we want to return the state of
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israel to the place that it deserves and i intend to do it. correspondent: the outgoing party coalition was the most unusual made up of hard right, liberals and palestinian israelis. they came together to get rid of netanyahu. >> i must say that i am said, because the government was a pretty good government. this cooperation was very good, ministers in an environment of international cooperation. i think this government was good for the citizens. correspondent: our latest polls suggest benjamin netanyahu good went up to 60 of the seats up for grabs. the election will not be held in
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october. host: let's bring in our guests, joining us from west jerusalem is a chief political correspondent at jerusalem post. a writer and editor at news site local and a senior fellow at israel democracy institute and chair of political science at the university of jerusalem. gail hoffman, i will wait for you. waiting in the wings is benjamin netanyahu, currently on trial for corruption charges. what are his chances? >>'s party is doing the best in the polls. the pools -- polls have a blocking majority. all of the parties would have to cooperate successfully again in
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order to prevent them from being able to form a government. the government that just fell apart fell apart because they had too few seats and they could not afford to have the rebellion that inevitably came. it was not indictment of diversity. the diversity can succeed. very orthodox and anti-orthodox together, and for the first time ever the islamist era party -- a rab party. they can join again to prevent netanyahu from forming into the party. host: let's bring in gideon. do you agree? you's -- netanyahu's party would be the biggest. >> it looks like we are going to
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see the same thing again. note majority for netanyahu to form a government, a clear majority for the israeli right but note majority for the supporters of netanyahu -- no majority for the supporters of netanyahu. you imagine we have anonother government like the one we have right now or the previous one with rotation. or we might have another election. these are based on current polls, and election results are very sensitive of specific parties to pass the electoral threshold of the vote. host: netanyahu, i want to focus on him for a second. we have seen them on his radio
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-- israeli media. he is seeming bullish. how popular do you think he remains with right wing israelis? >> certainly very popular. maybe some people thought his popularity would go down and there would be opponents from within to target this. it did not happen, and i think it is quite popular. whether he will get the 61 majority is a question. in the last elections the polls were more favorable to the right wing than actual results. netanyahu got better in the polls. host: gil, you said the coalition was diverse, and you
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said you believe diversity can succeed but some say it is the fragility under bennett that led to this. are you surprised? >> i was surprised when the cohesive coalition started crumbling on the third of april. it looked like they all had the same goal in mind, which was keeping netanyahu out of power. netanyahu ran a series of scare tactics against the right and 2 of them cracked. one faced tremendous pressure from netanyahu's people. it got to be untenable.
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host: gideon, the final straw came from the bill allowing arab settlers to live under israeli jurisdiction. that is what led to the downfall of this government. what does this tell us when this settler law which would normally enjoy broad support in parliament failed to pass this time around? >> this shows that netanyahu and is cap -- his camp were determined to secure power. this is a classic law for is really settlers on the right, and they were willing to go against their own interests to
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oust this government. host: it is outstanding, netanyahu despite is ideological support told his parties to vote against this. how shocking is this? >> i do not think it is shocking. i predicted that the government will fall in june. i was quite sure it will. we can freeze the palestinian issue for three years, 4 years time. the palestinians are not part of the deal, the situation did deteriorate. regarding the goal what happened
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is the israeli government is unable to reach a consensus. as a part of this all kinds of issues went unnoticed. all of the contradiction within israel does come up and is a great example of how a law unnoticed for 55 years makes the government fall. host: would it be fair to say the coalition government ultimately collapsed over the palestinian conflict and occupation? >> i think, yes, this is what led the coalition to fall. specifically this law. trying to freeze the palestinian issue and avoid it just puts more and more pressure on the
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government. from the right wing side and the abbas party and these 2 could not lead under this pressure from the right and from the left, and the government collapsed. there is no the reason. host: gil and gideon want to weigh in on this. >> i do not remember the last time the palestinians were brought up. they were not brought up by people rebelling inside the coalition not even when the arab muslim party started rebelling. it was not about palestinians either. this bill is not controversial. it is some things that are important to right wing people
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and left wing people and it always passed unanimously. this was something that exploited because it had a deadline on it. it had to pass by the 30th of june. the opposition said we are not going to vote for it. the opposition exploited that in order to bring the government down. it nothing to do with the palestinians who will remain irrelevant until they hold their elections. host: gideon, over to you. and remember wrote on twitter it's effort to keep the occupation in place but the government down as much as the government did everything to ignore it. do you agree with that? >> no, i mean, israeli politics
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and the less cordial years is only about one main issue, the continuation of the rule of benjamin netanyahu or the individual --the end of his rule. all other issues are secondary. we would have a stable right see -- right wing majority of over 70 seats. maybe the palestinian issue is still there. host: the palestinian issue will always be the elephant in the room, will it not? >> the palestinian issue is a
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nonissue for the current government because it cannot be an issue. if it was the main issue we would have a coalition of 70, 72 members of the right wing that support different views, the idea of a greater israel. the main issue right now is the rule of netanyahu. host: let's bring in meron. one question that these people wondering is what arab parties will do next. the first arab party joined the ruling coalition. on the other hand you have the arab joint list. how do you see that going forward? >> that is big question.
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the real answer is the percentage of participation. if participation among palestinian citizens will remain low as it did in the last election, then that gives a great chance for netanyahu to win. if on the other hand the petition -- dissipation rate -- participation rate will go up, then we will have both parties together, and this will change completely the political map. i think what happened in the past year, at the moment it will remain low.
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this ongoing invite -- infight between the parties. the result will be that the participation will remain low. if the issue was only netanyahu, then the government would have stayed. there was no reason for the government to fall. although crises he has had, the trial about the -- law, all were connected to the palestinian issue. terror supporters are in the government. to say the palestinian issue is nonexistent i think is ignoring
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the political reality. host: talk to us about the procedure going forward. they have voted preliminarily to disperse itself. it still must pass three times next week. >> next monday, wednesday at the latest they will have three more readings. there is fighting over who will hold these. there are those who still want to try to form a government. they look at the members, the proposed prime minister, and maybe they can prevent the selection from happening. that speculation will continue until next week, when the overwhelming likely scenario is
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that election will be initiated as early as the 25th of october. host: barring any surprises the expectation is that yair paid -- lapid will be present which means you will meet with president biden when he visits next month. what is israel hoping to get out of this visit? >> this visit is a visit of one head of the country for another, so for the state of israel this would signify a continuation of the close relationship with the united states in general.
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i expect the current american administration will not be so sad if biden's visit will give some type of sign that they support lapid. >> meron, what is your take on the president's visit while the country is in the midst of turmoil? >> originally one of the reasons for this visit is to reinforce bennett's position and government. now that bennett's government is falling the u.s. will be happy to see lapid as prime minister and will help them to win the next election. i think they will try to help l
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apid. i think they will try to help his position. host: what will lapid bring to the table as interim prime minister? the dispersing not only leads -- the next military chief of staff. how does all of this effect israel internally? >> internally it puts the government in paralysis again, which it was in the first 4 elections. instead of having this presiding over it you have lapid announcing the principle is to was netanyahu as quickly as
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possible. they could screw up. joe biden had a visit here as vice president in which he made a big deal about building an ultra-orthodox neighborhood. in making such a big deal about that and making it harder for the americans to move the peace process forward after that. if he insists on taking steps to show their evenhanded in helping the palestinians, he might as well just give thousands of votes to netanyahu. biden has to be careful in what he says. everything will be very scrutinized. host: speaking of the timing, all of this coming as israel has
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ratcheted up tensions with iran, syria, lebanon. what you make of that? >> on the one hand we have all of these conflicts. it is with hezbollah, the strongest folks in lebanon. all of these things are on the one hand. on the other hand israel as peace agreements and better relationships with other countries. in the middle east, all of the time people are becoming closer to each other, some people are far for each other. who would believe that if 50
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years ago israel and iran with the closest friends in the middle east along with turkey. this is something that is a part of the balance of power in the world and in the area, and this is something israelis are living with for decades. israel is much better off with its relationship with many middle eastern countries than it was decades before. many middle eastern countries have come to expect -- respect them to stay, and they try to have relationship and maybe try to influence the israeli-palestinian conflict in more diplomatic ways. host: we will have to leave it there. thanks so much for joining us. you can see the program any time by visiting our website, al
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