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Runtime: 00:01:35:03

Correspondent: Emily Rose

 

LEDE: Another diplomatic tour comes to close as senior US envoys wrap up a tour of the Middle East but have they made progress in adancing the ultimate peace deal? Middle East Correspondent Emily Rose reports.

 

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Abdullah II, Jordan's King

Jibril Rajoub, Palestinian Central Committee Member

 

SUPER: APRIL 5, 2017  

 

SCRIPT:

A special US Middle east delegation wrapped up another whirlwind tour Friday with a meeting in Jerusalem with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Special envoys Jason Greenblatt and Jared Kushner, close their tour with a visit in Israel after stops in Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Qatar.  

Meanwhile, Jordan's king Abdullah asserted his commitment to the Palestinian cause on Thursday.

 

SOT - Abdullah II, Jordan's King -  "There can be no peace, no stability in the region without a just and lasting solution that leads to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, living side by side with Israel in peace and security. In Jerusalem, Jordan remains committed to upholding its role as well as its responsibility as custodian of Islamic and Christian holy sites."

 

The delegation discussed the need to address the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza

The administration could also be gearing up to unveil a peace  plan.

But no meetings were planned with the Palestinian Authority, as PA leadership has boycotted the administration. 

And one PA official told i24NEWS the plans would not yield results.

 

SOT – " Jibril Rajoub, Secretary General of the Palestinian Central Committee "He can come and leave and nothing will change on the ground."

"Kushner mushner has to recharge the batteries and recognize the reality that we are under occupation"

 

APRIL 5, 2017  - The Trump administration could be shoring up support among Arab allies in order to pressure Palestinians to come back to the negotiating table.

And as The Jordanian king heads to the US next week for a meeting with US President Donald Trump, a possible deal may be on the horizon.

 

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Correspondent: Ellie Hochenberg

Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister

It was a good week for the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu.

But then, Thursday dawned;

Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister

This week another record was broken in an absurdity. For the first time in history an indictment is filed against a leader's wife for food and trays. Food and trays.

High end sushi, French bistros and trendy chef restaurants… worth over 100 thousand dollars… all at the expense of the taxpayer. An official indictment was filed against Sara Netanyahu for fraudulently obtaining benefits under aggravated circumstances, fraud and breach of trust.

this, by breaking protocol and creating a false image in which there's no official cook at the prime minister's residence – so catered food will be authorized.

Netanyahu, the husband, went on the offense;

Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister

Forget the fact that everyone ate from this food-the household workers, official guests, even heads of state.

The most absurd thing about this indictment is that it is based on an illegal procedure. Five days before I took office as prime minister in 2009, three unqualified officials set up a special procedure. Only that they did not receive the approval required by law from the Finance Committee of the Knesset.

So this is an illegal procedure. An indictment based on an illegal procedure will not hold water.

the states prosecutor might still be hoping to reach a deal with Mrs. Netanyahu's legal team if the PM's wife owns up to her actions and pays back the money spent. This in the face of greater legal battles vis a vis the Netanyahus…

but the weeks' turn for the worse did not end there ---- despite BENJAMIN Netanyahu's objection.. Isaac Herzog, former head of the opposition Labor party, was chosen to lead the Jewish Agency, by its nomination committee.

In response, Netanyahu cancelled a planned meeting between the government and the Jewish agency that was supposed to take place this Monday in what appears to be the start of a slippery slope

Ellie Hochenberg i24news

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Correspondent: Daniel Tsemach

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COURTESY: LOCKHEED MARTIN   [LEFT INFO (00:00:12-00:00:30) AND (00:01:22- 00:01:30)]

 

00:00:20MARILLYN HEWSON – CEO, Lockheed Martin

00:01:22 MAJ. GEN. REHA UFUK ER – Director, Force Development & Resource Management, Turkish General Staff

 

 

 

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A major deal with major consequences. Turkey and U.S. securityy and aerospace company lockheed martin have reached an agreement that would provide Turkey with 100 f-35 jets, but its meeting serious pressure in washington d.c. with u.s. lawmakers pushing against the deal being finalzied. Defense correspondent daniel tsemach tells us why the deal is getting such strong opposition in the u.s. and even, in israel.

 

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           THE F35 

ARGUABLY THE MOST ADVANCED STEALTH AIRCRAFT IN THE WORLD, A PRODUCT OF LOCKHEED MARTIN

 

IN THE MIDDLE EAST, ONLY ISRAEL HAS IT IN ITS ARSENAL

 

BUT RECENT DEVELOPMENTS BETWEEN TURKEY AND THE AMERICAN BASED AEROSPACE GIANT - MIGHT CHANGE THAT

 

LOCKHEED MARTIN AND TURKEY HAVE AGREED ON A DEAL

 

 

SOT - MARILLYN HEWSON – CEO, Lockheed Martin

 

47:06 "No aircraft and no technology will be a more decisive strategic tool in the decades ahead than the f-35. With its stealth, speed and survivability, its unrivalled flexibility, its inoperability and its increasing affordability, the F-35 is  a game changing technology for countering modern threats"

 

 

TURKEY WANTS TO PURCHASE F 35S

 

 A DEVELOPMENT CONTESTED BY AMERICAN LAWMAKERS

 

THURSDAY A U.S. SENATE COMMITTEE ATTEMPTED TO PUT AN END TO THE TRANSFER

 

THROUGH AN AMENDMENT TO A SPENDING BILL

 

THAT IS

 

UNLESS, TURKEY AGREES TO GIVE UP ON PLANS TO BUY S-400 MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS FROM RUSSIA

 

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"Turkey's acquisition of both systems would allow the Russians to more easily evaluate the capabilities of the F-35 and detect and exploit its vulnerabilities. That is unacceptable," Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen

 

THIS DEVELOPMENT ALSO PROVES PROBLEMATIC FOR ISRAEL

 

 

ACCORDING TO THE 2014  United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act 

 

the u.s. is required to address Israel's capacity to respond 

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(ii) Ito the improved regional capabilities provided by any sale or export; ‘‘(namely another middle eastern state receiving the f-35

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MAJ. GEN. REHA UFUK ER – Director, Force Development & Resource Management, Turkish General Staff

 55:06 "The F35 is set to become the major strike aircraft of the Turkish air force"

 

THE AGREEMENT COULD SURELY CHANGE THE FACE OF NOT ONLY ISRAEL'S QUALITATIVE EDGE IN THE MIDDLE EAST, BUT ALSO AMERICA'S EDGE OVER RUSSIA. 

 

THE RECENT AMENDMENT NEEDS TO PASS THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, THE ENTIRE SENATE, AND... U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP HIMSELF. In order to prevent F-35S from ARRIVing IN ANKARA


 

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Correspondent: Daniel Campos

 

Length: 02:45

Lead: A new exhibition in Jerusalem aims to shed light on the cultural life in Jerusalem under the British mandate. While Lifestyle and leisure are generally reserved for the city of Tel Aviv. Through the exhibition "London in Jerusalem" we learn about the Tea Parties, shops, and casual life of Jerusalem.

Daniel Campos brings us the story

LONDON IN JERUSALEM THE EXHIBITION

CULTURE UNDER BRITISH RULE "LONDON IN JERUSALEM"

CAROLINE SHAPIRO, Tower of David Museum Public Relations Manager

Story:

Jerusalem’s cultural heritage comes from many sources – each of the city’s different political and military rulers have left a mark on the city.

Including Great Britain, when Palestine became a British mandate after World War One.

Currently on display at the Tower of David museum in Jerusalem is the exhibition titled “London in Jerusalem” From 1917 to 1948.

It looks at society and the cultural life of Jerusalem under British Rule

CAROLINE SHAPIRO, PR Tower of David Museum

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01:40 - 02:05

WHAT WE FIND HERE IS A FUSION, OF WESTERN AND EASTERN CULTURES, PEOPLE CAME FROM BRITAIN, MIDDLE EUROPE, PEOPLE FROM EASTERN CULTURES WERE ALSO COMING HERE, IT WAS A REAL MIX.

The arrival of the new British rulers was welcomed by the majority of Jerusalem’s population, regardless of religious affiliation. They had been neglected, oppressed and angry about corruption in the last years of Ottoman rule.

The new mandate brought modernity to Jerusalem, while also boosting the economy and culture of the city.

The exhibition explores the culture of the city, by highlighting the tea parties, coffee shops, restaurants, Iconic bars like the FINK’s establishment, clubs, cinemas and the Palestine Broadcasting Service which literally embraced musicians of every race and every style of music present at the time.

CAROLINE SHAPIRO, Tower of David Museum Director of International Public

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02:50  - 03:25

WE SEE THAT THE BRITISH THOUGHT THAT CULTURE WAS A VERY IMPORTANT TO WAY TO BRING DIFFERENT PEOPLE TOGETHER

The exhibition also looks at the social, national, and security tensions of the time and mentions the existence of different social classes within the bureaucracy of the British administration along with the military hierarchies of the period.

Overall “London in Jerusalem” focuses on the positive aspects of British rule, and not on the Jewish-Arab resentment and animosity towards the British that emerged  in later years.

CAROLINE SHAPIRO, PR Tower of David Museum

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I SAY IT WAS INCREDIBLE TIME PERIOD BECAUSE IN THE HISTORY OF A 3000 YEAR OLD CITY, 30 YEARS IS JUST A MOMENT, AND YET SO MANY THINGS HAPPENED THAT LEFT A MARK IN THE CITY, THE ARCHITECTURE, THE YMCA, HEBREW UNIVERSITY, KING DAVID HOTEL, TO NAME A FEW BUILDINGS BUITL IN THAT PERIOD AND ALSO THE CULTURE CHANGED IN THAT PERIOD.

The exhibition ends with a poignant quote by the late Jerusalem Poet Yehuda Amichai:

"Don't remove the glasses and plates from the Table. Don't rub the stain from the cloth. It's good to know people were here before me"

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Correspondent: Kirsten Kustusch

 

Lede: Anyone who has ever visited the famous Hadassah Synagogue in Jerusalem knows what power emanates from the windows created by Marc Chagall.

Shortly before his death Chagall also created church windows in Germany as a gesture of reconciliation to connect Jewish and Christian faiths.

Over twenty years later an artist from exactly this town in Germany designed the synagogue of the most important hospitals in the Holy Land, the Sheba Medical Center. Again a bridge between nations and religions – inspired by the art of Marc Chagall.

 

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Yvelle Gabriel, Glass Artist

 

Prof. Arnon Afek,  Associated Director General  Sheba Medical Center

 

 

A futuristic hanging Tora arch combined with a glass dome and archaic windows that symbolize the journey of the Jews:

The Genesis as a binary pixel code, the Twelve Tribes, the Exodus, the Seven Species of Israel, the rod of Moses and the Star of David…

From about 4000 mouth-blown and hand-painted pieces of glass Yvelle Gabriel has put together the history of Judaism.

A German Christian artist captures Jewish history in glass windows for one the most important hospitals in the Middle East, the Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv.

Yvelle Gabriel:

"I learned so much about Judaism so much about the history of Palestine, I learned so much about myself, it mirrors me. It was a spiritual journey."

A journey that took him seven years. Seven years in which he travelled between Germany and Israel to transform a shell into a holy place that comforts patients and their relatives in difficult hours.

But the real journey started much earlier for Yvelle Gabriel. In his hometown Mainz, where he was born and baptized, he encountered in St. Stephans Church, the stunning glass windows of Mark Chagall.

Yvelle Gabriel:

"The blue…" "…I have a big respect. I like every little piece he was painting. It's touching you. It's not only the colours. It's the symbolic. It's something behind that touches you, that grabs you and… It's amazing, it's very spiritual for me. Chagall… and this is the connection."

A connection that continues in his work: Yvelle imported almost all of the glass from the same glass workshop in France that Chagall himself used.

In his studio in Ramla, a city in which Jews, Moslems and Christians live together, Yvelle and two other artists who worked on the project, spent one year on the realization of his vision –– accompanied by the sounds of the Muezzin and the church bells

Yvelle Gabriel:

 

"This is the Chagall blue very important to me, like in Mainz."

A multi-cultural community project: The frame for the glass dome is welded by the owner of the studio, Nihad David, a Christian Arab. Gilles Florant, a glass painter originally from Belgium, etches the glass in a complicated chemical procedure and Yvelle paints it in the famous cobalt blue of Chagall. In the end every glass piece is processed ten to twelve times.

Yvelle Gabriel:

"The light is coming through the glass. It's fascinating. If you know how they make this glass in a glass workshop. It's made of fire, water, all the elements, it's mouth-blown. And then flat and you are working with that. And now you can see if you look through the blue the sun is coming through and without the light it is dark of course and the light is coming through the glass and it comes from the sun directly to your heart."

The art of Yvelle Gabriel also refers to the darkest chapter in Jewish history, the Holocaust. On the 1938 Kristallnacht – the Night of Broken Glass, one policeman - in Berlin, saved a synagogue from being burnt.

Yvelle Gabriel:

 "He was standing like this and saying 'You don't burn this synagogue.' For me it's a big sign that the synagogue survived and it's up here now the structure."

For the manager of the hospital there is no contradiction in his Jewish patients finding comfort in the creations of a German artist.

"It's a message of peace, it's a message of reconciliation. We thought it's a wonderful idea. We cannot erase the past. The past is there and it will always be in the Jewish people history but the fact that the new German generation is willing to make such an offer to come here, to recreate the art than I think it's the time that we can sit together, remember the past but also think of the future."

For Yvelle every glass piece represents the people he encountered in the creation process. People from different countries, backgrounds and religions.

 

06:40: "This is a project… After seven years in Israel this is how I felt it should be. To work together and to create art. Out of nothing."

 



 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Correspondent: Owen Alterman

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CORRESPONDENT: Owen Alterman

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OUTCUE: …Owen Alterman, i24NEWS

SUGGESTED LEDE:

Scenes from the U.S.-Mexican border have captured international attention this past week. Less attention—at least for now—has been paid to what’s happening further south. The level of violence in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras is at levels similar to war zones. Some of the highest homicide rates in the world. This may or may not mean these Central Americans have a right to asylum in the United States. There’s no question that they’re leaving a difficult situation. Senior International Affairs Correspondent Owen Alterman has more.

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1.     Maria Martinez, migrant from El Salvador

2.     Olivia Mendoza, migrant from El Salvador

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The town of Lolotique, El Salvador. Out to mourn its fallen. This time, Walter Osmir Vazquez, 31 years old. The young priest was on his way to celebrate Christian Holy Week in March. When he was gunned down. Possibly by members of a gang.

Vazquez is only one of the many casualties of the high crime that has beset Central America’s Northern Triangle. In El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, the growth of gangs has made daily life more dangerous.  Here, another crime scene, in El Salvador’s capital in January.

There’s an argument about whether it’s THIS violence that’s sending Central Americans north to the U.S. border.  There’s NO argument on whether the violence is real.

SOT, Maria Martinez, migrant from El Salvador:

“We were thrown out of our house by criminal groups four years ago. They kidnapped her (woman crying). We started walking, we crossed the border from El Salvador and we made it to Comita walking, only by foot, without boarding buses.”

Homicide rates in this part of Central America are some of the highest in the world. In El Salvador, 60.1 homicides for every 100,000 people. The highest rate on the planet in 2017.

In addition to street killings, politics can be violent, too. In Honduras, sixteen were shot in violent protests following presidential elections last fall. The opposition claims President Juan Orlando Hernandez stole the vote.

Guatemala and El Salvador are more politically stable. But, even there, activists charge that corruption is rampant.

SOT, Olivia Mendoza, migrant from El Salvador:

“Things are very complicated (in El Salvador) with the gangs. Over there, they (gangs) threaten youngsters a lot and you aren't even able to complain with the police because they (police) are in open contact with organized crime too. If you file a report they (police) hand you over again with the gangs because they collude with them.”

The Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” may deter SOME Central Americans from making the trek to the border. Some may try anyway. Home is just too dangerous.

Owen Alterman, i24NEWS