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the rules. for it would. be. a huge snow. storm. this is it on the news and these are our top stories israel's military says it launched a new round of bombardments on gaza targeting minutes and commanders and a tunnel network while palestinian militants continue to fire rockets towards israel israel's ambassador to germany told the d.w. that his country will not stop defending itself until hamas halts its rocket
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attacks. around $3000.00 migrants have reached spain's north african enclave of say also by swimming from neighboring morocco nearly a 3rd of them are said to be minus santo is one of 2 spanish regions on mainland africa is a key arrival point of migrants hoping to start a new life in europe. the u.s. treasury has imposed sanctions on $16000000.00 more officials and their families citing their support for the military crackdown the army seized power in february off to the country's election claiming it was rent it is also a tax pro-democracy supporters killing at least $800.00 people. this is the news from berlin you can find much more news on our website that's d.w. dot com.
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sunday was the deadliest day of fighting between israelis and hamas and as the attacks interest 2nd week all signs point to a crisis going from bad to worse a mosque today threaten to point more of its rockets towards tel of eve and the israeli prime minister says the campaign of air strikes in gaza will take more time can diplomacy break through yet another cycle of death and destruction and could a roadmap to peace involve a detour through northern ireland tonight a methodist minister from belfast tells me there is a way to get from hate to hope i bring call from berlin this is the day. we've been working intensively behind the scenes to try to bring an end to the conflict. israel and there's no choice
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but to stop these comments attacks where ever they are being launched. easterling you. put yourself through coercion but israel is not doing. it is willing to meet the needs. of the clutch it still distillation of the violence. every single life the human life is a tragedy the senseless cycle of bloodshed terror that is not. immediate. but also coming up he's been poisoned and thrown in prison should kremlin critic alexina of all me be labeled an extremist although. it's now up to a russian court the decision could crush the country's political opposition the example of alexian of ali who came back to russia knowing that he would almost
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definitely be arrested it strengthens my sense that sometimes you have to pay a personal price in order for you and your country to have a bright future. to our viewers on p.b.s. in the united states and to all of you around the world welcome we begin the day beginning a 2nd week of bloodshed between israelis and palestinians with no end in sight it has been a week since hamas and israeli forces began exchanging rocket fire and missile strikes across a border battle is now the deadliest in 7 years some 200 palestinians have been killed in israel 10 people have died as this 2nd week of fighting begins the battlegrounds are expanding last week residents in both israel and gaza looked in fear to the skies now israeli forces are targeting below ground the network of tunnels known as the metro which israel says hamas uses to move weapons and to
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avoid detection the pressure for a diplomatic solution is growing tonight the u.s. egypt and qatar have sent mediators to diffuse the situation the u.s. says those mediators need more time to convince both sides to say yes to she managed hereon pauses in the fighting yesterday the u.n. security council met for the 1st time to discuss the crisis here is the u.n. secretary general. to lead the poll. the latest round of violence slowly but equate the sight of that this doctrine of the fair and which is involved in the eyes of any hope of weeks is that of. fighting felt it must. be. well the international community is asking for a cease fire but israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says the fighting will continue w. spoke earlier today israel's ambassador to germany jeremy soccer often asked him hell for israel is willing to go. look we didn't seek this exchange and
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essentially i think he needed again how must needs to cease their rocket fire on israel i don't tell it does israel will not this is the in defending its citizens so i mean the question has to be addressed to them. and as far as what i'm concerned i do not see this as something that has to be purchased without end venture it'll come to a close there are a lot of different conversations happening now. there are conversations between the americans and israel we also have very open channels between the foreign minister of germany who's speaking to speaking to egypt and he's also speaking frequently to the ashkenazi the foreign minister and i also believe there will still be very continuing high level discussions that will go on in the coming hours. we're no doubt the israeli palestinian conflict counts as one of the world's most entrenched
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and it appears resilient to reconciliation but my 1st guest tonight says and into conflict even in the most hopeless situations is possible gary mason is a methodist minister from belfast northern ireland he played an important role in the northern irish peace process which resulted in the 1998 good friday agreement since then he has continued to work for peace at home and has expanded his reconciliation efforts abroad his work has been recognized by the queen queen elizabeth and former u.s. president bill clinton robin mason we are happy to have you on the program with us tonight it's good to see you i know that some viewers may be asking what in the world does the conflict in northern ireland have in common with the current fighting between israelis and palestinians i mean the 2 seem worlds apart in just about everything what do you say to that. i think at the root of most conflicts invariably the issue of identity the issue lound on the issue of religion
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and i would say here here's the night that i am not comparing the 2 conflicts and saying they are identical but in relation to some of the lessons from the northern irish peace process they are upset people so many spaces from the middle east south africa colombia the president some tell us the colombian president said recently that the good friday agreement had a significant and fluence on him as he tried to bring peace to colombia so you're exactly right they're not identical but at the root causes of most conflict is a breakdown and shimon relationships and identity and religion and desirably are playing a bite. to some degree and loose work like conflicts in 2015 you founded the nonprofit rethinking conflict and on the website it reads that the organization seeks to model the principles of the historic good friday agreement and apply them
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to more fractured edges of society so i mean i knew we could go into all of that maybe you could give us the sheet the cheap sheets version of how you do this with the israelis and the palestinians and i suppose if we were having this conversation interestingly in the early 1990 s. we hear what people call a mutually correcting state on it so very simply put the british army were not going to think the ira the ira were never going to think one of the most elite armies in the world and a lot of screw things we're not going to think the ira and i guess what spelled out in our city is in the early 1990 s. leading up to the good friday agreement was political leaders the gown to realize that they needed to take risks to achieve east's but it was also a strong desire within northern irish society and grif help from the united states from people like george mitchell and bill clinton and the european union a real desire to break the cycle of olens the see
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a future generations from the horrors of conflict but interestingly when i'm working with this release and palestinians invariably they say to me they say gary you don't understand and i don't say tell me what i don't understand they say there is no trust and they all fear and i'm going to some of the work that night and an hour east contacts. duce 1st meetings there was no trust i often kind of say tongue in cheek do you think it was all hugs and quick kisses and the ice contacts when warren enemies met for the 1st time they despise each other trust never comes at the start of a process that comes through doll types meeting secretly meeting commitments building confidence through concrete actions but one of the other key components we realize lives this but it tends to us all of our conflict through military force was ultimately time i actually didn't result insists the end it will security for
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either community so it simply went like this it is you that knew it as a as a journalist and a political commentator you hurt us we will hurt you but when people here realize that download needed to be prioritized and we address the root causes of the conflict lot that counts open up the door to what still is a franchise and of peace process and i wouldn't hold the good friday agreement as utopia we are still a sunset sati building peace but since the good friday agreement they've been very very shrewd deaths in relation to political violence let me ask you reverend last year you brought israelis palestinians and northern irish people together for a using virtual meeting tell me about that what did the israelis and the palestinians what do they want to know most from the northern irish. yeah. the thought isn't israelis and palestinians and bathos and the doublet of the 10 years
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but interesting concept you are a fairy it was a younger generation twenty's and thirty's and when it was over and some of the great things afterwards both the israelis and palestinians said quite categorically the northern irish people who that defies irish and british on their stand are protected conflict they said you know sometimes with other young people who are not in trouble zones so we are not comparing like with like but i think it's reasonable enough to say we were comparing 8 pm with p n n looking at our situation which is not utopia but looking back over the last 23 years the space i live in and i'm speaking to you from tonight is a tremendous amount different than the place i grew up i remember as a as a little boy and then 978 we have a terrorist incident every 40 minutes today and 2021 we don't have a terrorist incident every 40 minutes not the huge change and so much is
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a major change so much of what you were talking about 2 immediate centers around the way people talk to each other and the way they talk about each other flare ups between israel and hamas they've been referred to by israelis and i'm quoting here as campaigns to mow the grass and critics say that this only dehumanizes people on the other side so talk to me about the power of language to keep the fighting going and how we're to bring about peace yes i mean some israelis are furious focusing on the nests i mean one great jewish theologians said dehumanizing precedes genocide. and jonathan sacks the former chief rabbi of the british commonwealth the saudi donek answer there just a number of months ago uses this grid for is linguistic the home. i bring religion and to the cinema night more than happy to say the history of the christian church
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is not clean either as regards linguistic moments where we kind of virtually assassinate the other person theologically because they do believe exactly as i do so we need leaders in israeli and palestinian society here speaking into those spaces because it's reality this new solution and the comfort zone of woman's womb absoluteness position there's a great ted talk of your viewers if you want to watch the new chips it may hold the d.n.c. chair of the single narrative. there's new single narda solution yet it was no hussein bill not a solution and the british contacts no victory for one side or the other and the irony is if one side $8.00 win a victory we end up passing that in from generation to generation robyn let me ask you before we run out of time if the european union if european union or if the u.s. president were to phone you in and say they would like for you to help with mediating
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some type of humanitarian pause in the fighting what would be your response. is i'd be glad to let's not spend a life time talking to people pursuing balance on all sides of my conflict but at the end of the day the good friday agreement the key thing really that george mitchell that was he created a win win situation for both sides soha in the israeli palestinian conflict for ordinary people for the short time we have on planet earth highly critical win win situation for palin stiliyan children for israeli children to give those kids a new beginning and you future at nate's leadership step of the public speeches to feast on their detractors and to lead from the front reverend jerry mason it's been very interesting talking with you we appreciate your time and your insights an important voice needed to be heard around the world right now thank you. thank you
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that's wish. a russian court is expected to hand down a decision next month that could be the final blow for the country's political opposition the court will decide whether or not to label kremlin critical as an extremist the designation could mean long prison sentences for activists convicted of opposing russia's leadership. sure win tonight on the power of a label for those still daring to dissent in russia. this letter seals the deal it officially ends on the contract with. team andre headed the opposition politicians regional office interior for 4 years. russia will be free he says on the day was arrested at recent an authorised protests his team organized into the air but now his office along with 36 others in the campaign network have had to close russia's state prosecutor wants them
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declared extremist under a tells us he wants to create a new local political organization to keep working. for politics was always centered on the russian capital moscow but thanks to the of on the campaign offices political activity has bubbled up across russia's regions roots and now it's time for us regions to jump into the deep end and swim for ourselves it's hard and dangerous but it's a necessary phase in the development of political life not only in fairness but across the country. and that he and his team until have become friends over the years like andre most of them have been arrested several times and have accepted threats and pressure as the price to pay for pushing back against the kremlin but the extremist label takes that to another level it could make symbols like this and for me the legal activists found to be part of an extremist organization could face up to 10 years in prison. i lost my job and when i tried to get
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a new one recently they told me in private that their security service wouldn't let them hire me we have already had problems with work. if they really start tightening the screws and i see that they're making a show of putting former employees activists and volunteers of the not only offices in jail of course i will think about how i may have to lay low somewhere for a while. but. even people outside of not actual team have been facing increasingly serious consequences for protesting against the government earlier this year thousands were detained during demonstrations in support of me and there have been several reports of employers firing people for backing the politician since the recent protests in support of. kremlin critics across russia have been under increasing pressure and that pressure is unlikely to let up ahead of parliamentary elections in september
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including for the activists here. but. is unrelentingly optimistic the 31 year old wants to keep pushing for a more democratic russia and he says he's willing to take personal risks to further strengthen the role of civil society in his home city and the whole of their region . but he gives. the example of alexian of me who came back to russia knowing that he would almost definitely be arrested strengthens my sense that sometimes you have to pay a personal price in order for you and your country to have a bright future. now and that he wants to register as a candidate for the regional parliament in the upcoming elections he hopes his association with now by a nice team won't get him barred from running. in for more now
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i'd like to speak with vladimir executive director of the anti-corruption foundation in london he's also a close friend of alexey. good to have you on the program 'd it looks likely than of all these organizations will be banned by the court what does that mean for the future of the anti-corruption foundation and the future of the vallies other organizations. this is unprecedented level of pressure on our organization and on our supporters but this is not the 1st instance of pressure we have been prating under pressure from the authorities for the last 10 years we are making precautions would have disbanded our regional network of activists. and will likely have to disband the un to corruption funday sion but our people our supporters our employers they're not going anywhere as well as the sense the dissatisfaction of russian people with putsch in the government is not going
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anywhere so it is it will continue in some other form obviously not become safer for the supporters of the ball needs work if the court indeed labels these organizations to be extremists how worried are you about these people and their future safety. we have a and there is a sure enough about 200 people working throughout russia you know on full time basis if you senior people like myself several years ago but if you. manage to move outside of frustrating recent months i think the majority of people will stay and you know if there is danger will will make all efforts to make sure they have a majority of them will continue being in russia how big would you say the support
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is still for and of all these organizations among the russian people. there are several. that let you judge that i wouldn't believe the policy because people are really afraid to speak up their minds given all the. pressure and information campaign from the 3rd but if we look at who got 28 percent of fault in moscow. elections of moscow mayor in 2013 and since then his rick of the nation yes but the larry king and a number of supporters has only grown so i think that if by the pressure and the repression of the fight it is. his recognition of his support and the support of our innovation is growing. called the executive director of the anti-corruption foundation in london we appreciate your time and your insights tonight thank you
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thank you. country chile is about to get a new constitution political independence and left wing parties looks set to dominate construction of the 1st draft after this weekend's landmark poll as the votes were counted it became clear that the conservative coalition of president. had not achieved its aim of winning a 3rd of the seat say a new constitution was a key demand of protesters who took to the streets in 2019 in weeks of demonstrations that left several dozen people dead the vote is being called the most important election since its return to democracy 31 years ago this is what been said about the results. in these elections people have sent is a strong message. to the government and also to the traditional political forces. that we are not adequately in tune with the demands
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and hopes of the citizens a man equal of the needles. not only today indigenous people want attending just participation which is relevant in the future constitutional convention today women also won and not for the 1st time in history there will be equal representation unique in the world in the future constitutional convention and. more now i want to go to my colleague benjamin alvarez gruber you happens to be from chile he joins me now good evening to you let me ask you i mean this is your home country were you surprised by this result good evening ban thank you very much for having me it was a surprise not by the fact that their candidate supported by center right and right pieties did not got the majority and this is simply this was something something that was expected but the fact that they pulled so low and did not even achieve
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that one target they wanted to get in this assembly to be part of this group that will draft the constitution was quite shocking also for them and big parts of the population on the outside this looks like chileans have decided for a clear break with the past is that what it is. it is and that's why it's considered to be the most important vote since the return off democracy and not just the break with the past but also with political parties if we look how they voted for candidates that are supported by center left in political parties for example they were in government after the military dictatorship and they also did not poll very well so if we look at independents that achieved many seats and this is indeed an equal race so if you have candidates that don't have the support the financial support to do campaigning during this pandemic and that they made it into this convention it says a lot about how would chile and people are really not happy with the way that the government and not just the current government of president of attempting it but
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also the other governments have dealt with this problem that they want to change with this new framework. voting going on here and with these independents being elected do we know what these independents what they stand for. there are several topics that you can see during the campaign so this a lot of the indigenous population also in the in the campaigns of this independent and candidate it's important to remember that this assembly of the one $155.00 members will have gender parity that's a 1st world wide and will also have $700.00 seats reserved for the indigenous population so with the independence we have a lot of topics when it comes to climate change when it comes to protecting the environment when it comes to changing the constitution from this that the current state that has for example the old the state house that is fraud a subsidiary when it comes to health when it comes to pension when it comes to education and those that have been demanded on the streets and let's remember how
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this protest started in october of 2019 massive protests demanding these changes and people in chile know that a constitution itself of course will not solve all the problems but it will set a framework for the next 4050 years to do several needed reforms in the country you know this is the beginning of something very good for the people that work. with elise tonight on this important election thank you. well the day is almost done but the conversation continues online you'll find us on twitter either at the news you can follow me a brick golf t.v. and remember whatever happens between now and then tomorrow is another day we'll see that everybody.
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she got a spot at the moment institute for inclusive education. here people like jenny who have mental disabilities are trained to be education specialists they know the issues mentally disabled people deal with 1st hand. academic track for people with disabilities closer. to 60 minutes. it's an ongoing quest story that the church. think arab spring began in 2000. people stood up against corrupt rulers and dictatorship. all these moments. have left deep box in my memory.
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because of an incredible feeling that people were looking to. they had hoped for more security more freedom more dignity. have their hopes for full. 10 years and after the arab spring. arab 1000000000 starts june 7th on d w. in india some covert 900 patients are developing a rare but dangerous infection dubbed black fungus mukul my cosas. typically stuck in the airways it spreads through the body affecting the sinuses old lungs then bones and body tissue the fungus can also attack the eyes and brain. if left
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untreated it can be fatal. i've been physical and nice to have you along it's important to note that black fungus is extremely rare.


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