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OUTCUE: ..Owen Alterman, i24NEWS

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban have BOTH drawn their share of critics. Now, Orban is on a two-day visit to Israel, set to conclude Friday. On Thursday, Orban visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial—where he was met by protesters. Earlier Thursday, Orban and Netanyahu got the chance to make the case for each other. Senior International Affairs Correspondent Owen Alterman tells us what the leaders have wanted—and received—from the visit.

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1)     Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister

2)     Viktor Orban, Hungarian Prime Minister

3)     Reuven Rivlin, Israeli President

4)     Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister

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Smiles all around, at least in THIS room. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban getting a WARM welcome in Jerusalem Thursday from his Israeli counterpart. Benjamin Netanyahu happy to see a European leader who sees the world HIS way.

SOT, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister:

“We both understand that the threat of radical Islam is a real one, it could endanger Europe, it could endanger the world and certainly it endangers us and our Arab neighbors.”

Orban has taken a hard line in Europe’s migrant crisis. He’s also pushed forward moves that critics say limit the independence of Hungary’s courts. And the space for independent media or NGOs. In Brussels, Orban has to fend off critics. In Jerusalem, he knows how to win friends.

SOT, Viktor Orban, Hungarian Prime Minister:

“We will always be on the side that all nations and all international organizations take steps toward the State of Israel based on fair considerations and well-considered judgment.”

In Orban’s meetings in Jerusalem, there WAS an elephant in the hall: Allegations that Orban’s campaign against Hungarian-American Jewish billionaire George Soros has used ANTI-SEMITIC themes. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin complimented Orban. But with a not-so-subtle hint.

SOT, Reuven Rivlin, Israeli President:

“I know what you are doing against anti-Semitism. I know the efforts, but we have to remember when we say never again, neo-fascism and the neo-fascist groups are a real danger to the very existence of the free world.”

Netanyahu’s embrace or Orban has stirred CONTROVERSY in Israel. Dozens of protesters even BLOCKED Orban’s car Thursday. After his visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial.

For his part, Netanyahu has indicated he’s ready to look PAST Orban’s record on the rule of law and anti-Semitism. To focus on his SUPPORT for Israel’s policies.

Netanyahu seemed to hint at a new MOVE he has in mind: Orban MOVING Hungary’s embassy OUT of Tel Aviv.

SOT, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister:

“And we can say, um, ‘Next year’—or possibly even ‘This year’—‘in Jerusalem.’ Welcome, friend.”

Owen Alterman, i24NEWS

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Correspondent: Nurit Ben

 

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You've probably heard about President Trump's so called "ultimate deal" for Israeli-Palestinian peace...a plan that has yet to be revealed. But there's ANOTHER 'ultimate deal' in the Middle East - between the western-backed Fatah party in the West Bank, and Hamas, the US-designated terror group that runs the Gaza Strip. That deal too, has been elusive...but a NEW effort is gaining traction – and has already been accepted by Hamas. Nurit Ben and Mohammad Alkassim traveled to the West Bank to hear how Palestinian officials see the quest for unity, today.  VTR IN

 

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Dr. Ahmad Majdalani

PLO Executive Committee member

 

Dr. Mustafa Barghouti

Secretary General of the Palestine National Initiative

 

Dr. Nabil Shaath

Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to Palestinian Pres. Mahmoud Abbas

 

 

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Palestinian leaderships in Gaza & WB, human side of publics

Could CRISIS and ISOLATION finally lead to UNITY?

 

Egypt has presented an offer to Fatah and Hamas - the outlines of a deal to END a bitter, decade-long rivalry between the two main Palestinian factions. It's a feud that has handicapped the Palestinian leadership - and put the Palestinian PEOPLE in the middle.

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Dr. Ahmad Majdalani, PLO Executive Committee member

"The Gaza Strip is our people... They are the cradle of the contemporary Palestinian revolution. We respect and care for them…Hamas is a political force that has taken control and turned on the legitimacy and the Palestinian democratic political system by force."

2006 election, violent coup in Gaza

To understand how DEEP the divide is - look back to 2006. The Islamist Hamas movement won a majority of seats in legislative elections...but couldn't settle on a way to share power. Next came a deadly coup - Hamas ousting its rival, Fatah...and beginning its iron grip, on GAZA.

GFX list of 10 failed attempts

Given what's happened ever since, it's hard to see ANY attempt at unity with optimism. No less than 10 times, reconciliation deals have COME, and GONE - from 2006...all the way to October of last year.

Barghouti and I in his office

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But despite all the bad blood, many officials in the west bank, including Dr Mustafa Barghouti, see reconciliation as the ONLY way out.

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Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, Secretary General of Palestine National Initiative

"I think it is a precondition for us to be able to handle all the crises and difficulties we're facing today."

Abbas in Ramallah // Trump Jerusalem announcement in December

 

 

 

WB protests

And those CRISES are SIGNIFICANT.

For Abbas's government, the once-reliable ties with the United States are OVER - Ramallah cut off ALL contact with Washington, after President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

 

At home in the West Bank, Abbas has faced a rare wave of protests - Palestinians ANGRY at his decision to slash salaries of Fatah officials in the Gaza strip. It's a policy Abbas's senior advisor Dr. Nabil Shaath says must stop.

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Dr. Nabil Shaath, Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to Mahmoud Abbas

"All my sympathy goes to Gaza on this matter.. I know this was our policy at the time… I never saw it as really effective…it was intended to tell Hamas you need to share costs…you can't continue to seperately manage Gaza and still continue to get all our financial support. It will come to an end."

GFX split screen of El-Sisi, Amir of Qatar, Erdogan

For Hamas too, the pressure is ON. Added to those salary cuts is ISOLATION. Egypt's president is sticking to his hard line against the movement; and benefactors like Qatar and Turkey have started to turn away, in favor of other interests.

GFX bullet points

The CURRENT proposal picks up where the failed agreement last October, left OFF.

 

It includes lifting all sanctions imposed by the PA on Gaza, starting immediate talks to form a unity government, and setting a timetable for legislative and presidential elections.

Hamas weapons

NOT on the list is one of the biggest sticking points – what to do with Hamas's powerful military wing, and its massive arsenal of weapons.

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Dr. Ahmad Majdalani, PLO Executive Committee member

“It's not at all the resistance weapons that we're talking about. We are talking quite clearly about security and order - the police. "

Tbd (maybe muqata stock shots)

For now, in the West Bank, there's hope that THIS time will be the one that works.

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Dr. Mustafa Barghouti

"It has to happen. There is no other way."

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Dr. Nabil Shaath, Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to Mahmoud Abbas

"My firm belief is sooner or later…and I hope sooner… we will end that separation and go back to democratically elected govt... Of course based on political program that leads to peace with Israel – we don’t want unity to create new difficultly..."

"We are talking about how to make that final effort by the Egyptians work. And we are doing our best to make it work. And therefore, when you do so, you don’t think of alternatives"

Tbd

Shaath and Barghouti say they have FAITH. That there IS NO plan B. But if history is to be believed.. they may well NEED one.





 

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Correspondent: Asher Westropp-Evans

 

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...first steps into a bold new future. This is Asher Westropp-Evans reporting from Haifa for i24NEWS.

 

CG:

LIORA KALISH, Founder & Director, HaifaTeenTech

AXEL FRIDMAN, Participant, HaifaTeenTech

YOAV TZUR, Mentor, Uncle of Shira Tzur & Mentor, HaifaTeenTech

 

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Israel may currently hold the title of 'the start-up nation' but how does it plan to compete in future generations, where global competition in high-tech looks set to be fierce? Our Asher Westropp-Evans takes us to Haifa to see how Israel is making the most of future generations and their passion for science.

 

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This is the next generation

 

In Haifa, a high-tech hub in the start up nation

 

And host of HaifaTeenTech 2018

 

This annual event brings together young entrepreneurs from israel and around the globe to the modern science fair, an ideas incubator.

 

With the aim to mold young minds, helping them to develop their own business’ and make connections to last a lifetime.

 

(0:23-0:38) SOT: This is the international competition of youth in science in technology… from 13 countries.

 

No longer satisfied with making bicarbonate volcanoes, these teens are looking to generate bright ideas to solve the real problems of today.

 

Today’s teens are hacking into apps, sensors and drone technology, to find solutions for problems as varied as epilepsy treatments, to assistance for the blind, or tackling one of israel’s most pressing problems: Wildfires started by flaming balloons coming from Gaza

 

(0:44-0:49) SOT: …on the forest or the wildfire... (1:00-1:06) to let know the authorities...more efficient and quick way.

 

Yet, not only is this gathering of young minds a testament to the youth of today, but also to those young people that did not have the chance to reach their full potential.

Shira Tzur was killed 2 years ago in an attack while serving in the IDF at the age of 21.

 

Today the Tzur family has dedicated itself to honoring her passion for science.

 

(0:58-1:15) SOT: the Teen Tech really for us is shira, because you’ve got young talented smart kids coming together… learning that everyone is the same.

 

If israel wants to keep its position as a technological hub, it will need to continue to educate young people and draw in talent from around the world.

 

Making connections that will last a lifetime these young entrepreneurs are taking their first steps into a bold new future. This is Asher Westropp-Evans reporting from Haifa for i24NEWS.

 

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Correspondent: Emily Rose

 

LEDE: In an historic move, Israel passes a controversial bill which solidifies the Jewish character of Israel but where does that leave Israeli non-Jewish minorities? Middle East Correspondent Emily Rose reports.

 

CGs:

 

ISRAELI LAWMAKER, AHMED TIBI

AYOUB KARA, ISRAELI COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER

Israeli Lawmaker Ayman Odeh

 

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A pivotal moment in Israel's history - lawmakers pass the contentious  NATION STATE LAW. (noise from Knesset)

 

Prime Minister Netanyahu praised the decision but Arab opposition lawmakers are calling it the death of democracy.

 

SOT- ISRAELI ARAB LAWMAKER, AHMED TIBI -"The nationality bill is a hate crime, they are totally discriminating against the Arab citizens, against the Arab minority, with racist articles, especially those of Jewish settlements, and those articles downgrading the status of the Arabic language."

 

Israel is now defined as the NATION-STATE of the JEWISH PEOPLE.

Arabic has now been stripped as its designation as an official language, alongside Hebrew. Coomunities can apply for special status on the basis of nationality and religion and courts should draw decision from Jewish law

 

And while some non- Jewish minorities support the bill

 

SOT - AYOUB KARA, ISRAELI COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER – "I don't have a problem with that because I want to save the regime and the Jewish public here"

 

Many of Israel's Arab population, who still receive equal rights under the law, feel like they aren't truly members of society.

SOT -  “Once again, the right-wing government coalition has exposed its true character by demonstrating that it is bent on sustaining an official policy of ethnic purity and supremacy, thereby regulating the indigenous Palestinian citizens to second-class status.”

 

1:00- 1:08 –SOT – Israeli member of Parliament Ayman Odeh -   "I say to the Arab community – and I'm telling you in the most official capacity that the state is sending a clear message – this country is not yours."

 

 

The law also celebrates Jewish settlement as a national value and Palestinians outside the country voiced disproval.

 

 

And with its Jewish character solidified, another layer is added to the complexity of being an arab citizen in the state of Israel.

 

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IN THE DESERT – A DOCUMENTARY DIPTYCH

ISRAELI PALESTINIAN SHEPHERDS FACE EXISTENCIALISM

AVNER FAINGULERNT, Director “In the Desert – A Documentary Diptych”

Lead: In the Desert – A Documentary Diptych is a recently released documentary that has received praise in European and Israeli film festivals for its exquisite Cinematography. The documentary traces the lives of an Israeli and Palestinian shepherd, Both families live side by side and to avoid conflict with each other, they let the flocks draw the border.

 

. More in the next report by i24News Culture correspondent Daniel Campos ..

Story:

 

“In the name of the Shepherd, the stone of Israel”,  Says Genesis the first book of the Hebrew Bible.

 

“There was no prophet who was not a shepherd, “  Says the Hadith, the record of the words, actions, and the silent approval of the Prophet Muhammad.

 

A new film titled in “In the Desert – A Documentary Diptych” by director Avner Faingulernt, explores the complex relationship between a family of Jewish settlers who are shepherds and that of Palestinian shepherds In the southeastern Hebron Hills

 

AVNER FAINGULERNT, Director, “In the Desert – A Documentary Diptych”

01:05 – 01:36

THIS IS THE ONLY PLACE WHERE THERE IS NO WALL, NO FENCE NO BORDER BETWEEN ISRAEL AND PALESTINE, IT’S A WILD WEST, IT’S NO MANS LAND, I WAS ATTRACTED TO THIS PLACE, AND I WAS ALSO AFRAID OF IT, BUT I FOLLOWED MY FEAR IN A WAY AND I STAYED FOR A VERY LONG TIME IN THIS AREA.

From ancient times to the modern day, the children of Abraham have developed a useful and symbolic relationship towards the lamb and the shepherd.

 

Faingulernt’s  film is divided in two separate stories:

 

‘Omar’s Dream’ is about a Palestinian family;

Omar Halil Muhammed brings his two wives Gozlan and Miriam from their comfortable house in Yata, a Palestinian city located near Hebron, to live in a tent in the desert and herd his sheep like his ancestors.

 

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‘Avidan’s Dream’ is about the Jewish family.

Avidan Ophir builds a farm near the place where he was born, Susiya, and wants to have his flock spread all over the hills like in Biblical times.

 

AVNER FAINGULERNT, Director, “In the Desert – A Documentary Diptych”

01:46 -02:30

I MET THE FAMILY OF OMAR, THEY TOLD ME YOU CAN STAY HERE AS LONG AS YOU HAVE GOOD INTENTIONS, IF NOT GO AWAY, AND THE SAME STORY HAPPENED TO ME 4KM AWAY WITH A MAN NAMED AVIDAN, IN A NEW PLACE OF JEWISH SHEPHERDS, THEY SAID STAY BUT DON’T FILM.

With time, came trust and Avner accomplished his goal of spending intimate time with both families.

AVNER FAINGULERNT, Director, “In the Desert – A Documentary Diptych”

04:38 - 04:58

ALMOST SIX YEARS OF SHOOTING, EDITING, RE-EDITING AND SHOOTING UNTIL WE HAD THE FULL STORY WITH THE FULL IMPRESISONS OF THE PLACE, THE CHARACTERS AND LIFE.

 

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From the film we can understand that life in the desert is merciless and the politics can be cruel and exhausting. But the main existential drama is inside themselves and their families.

Leaving us with the question, could it be that Israelis and Palestinians are living parallel existential lives?

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