not me i'm from moscow the headline small to me this morning neck and neck as it stands at the moment exit polls suggest israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu and his main rival benny gantz both failed to secure a majority government in their own right with potential lengthy coalition talks looming then. in the coming days will convene negotiations to assemble a strong zionist government by intense street everyone starting tonight we will work to form a good you see good. as well saudi arabia probes who was behind that devastating drone attack on its all facilities last saturday the u.s. president's quick off the mark to directly accused iran. people in disputed kashmir cut off from friends and families his lines of communication remain shut down by india come up to speak to locals there to find out
a bit more. come out since last month we've been unable to get a hold of. me or trying to erase totally disconnected contact and it's really like it was before the blackout. for the morning to my name is kevin over here with a wednesday morning 30 minute will be from r.t. international and 1st the fate of israel's prime minister this morning hanging in the balance with exit polls suggesting is neck and neck with his nearest rival after ripping parliamentary elections but even with his religious and right wing allies doesn't seek to secure a majority government is the headline and that also goes for his main rival benny gantz 2 goes down off our correspondent in the studio with me to break this down a bit yeah it's not the morning that. netanyahu hoped to wake up to the rest of israel as well votes on his last 10 you. is in office leading the country isn't it
yeah absolutely and i wonder how well he slept at night speaking of the morning after because this whole election has been largely viewed as a vote of confidence or no confidence depending on your view and your outlook on this for benjamin netanyahu because in the 1st place these elections he called for these early elections after failing to secure a majority after the elections this april and this the exit polls suggest that he in fact could be losing more rather than gaining out of them i mean in fact his whole fate as a politician hangs in the balance here because the reason why he cannot form a government is all is because of his personality because his personal views it's not because his rivals don't want to coalition with his party but rather the disagree strongly on certain things with netanyahu personally and this is what is alienating him also adding up to his trouble are the corruption charges he's still not out of the woods on those he could be indicted on 3 cases so it seems whatever
you have an offer to the electorate as well the majority at least they didn't buy it either what what what was his election platform will he drove a hard bargain he was writing on a right wing political agenda for instance you talked about an existing settlements in the west bank in the jordan valley he questioned the question the loyalty of the arab minority in the country i mean speaking of a hard bargain taken from the man himself. in the coming days will convene negotiations to assemble a strong zionist government to prevent a dangerous and to zionist government. will not and cannot be a government that leans on iraq and to sign this passes parties that negate the very existence of israel as a jewish and democratic state of minority voters had a real hard time they're deciding who to vote for in the world they have a party to vote they have a party representing their interest specifically and in fact when you think
about netanyahu as word some some very strong some very strong statements we've just heard there that was what drove more arabs to the polls in fact at least according to the early figures according to the exit polls and they suggest that the party representing the interests of the arab minority in fact managed to gain a few seats and it is coming in 3rd in the race uses at the moment still too close to call these most of the moment there are only exit results but too close to call to start talking about who to build any alliances with or rather somber party this morning how close to call is it at the moment it is it is neck and neck i mean. no no one gets a majority and the difference in seats is well you can count you can you can count you can count on the fingers of one of one hand it's some project that when netanyahu is going to get around 32 seeds others say that the his remain rival
benny gantz is going to get 33 seats so it is very it is very very close but speaking about other faces in the race you have benny gantz have already mentioned his name he's the main rival and also speaking of the force of the 4th power come coming in after the arab party that is. so he an ally turned rival for netanyahu and he's one of the he's seen as a king maker. in this in this whole thing because he is against an alliance with netanyahu personally he wants in alliance with his the cool party but he doesn't want to do business with who because of his stance on the ultra orthodox parties and when it comes to benny gantz when it comes to benny gantz here's how he has been running he's what he's been to saying about the coalition. if you had according to the projected results netanyahu did not succeed in his mission.
and that he will we on the other one prove that the idea of the blue and white project which we establish just over 6 months ago is a huge success and he's here to stay i intend to speak with everyone starting tonight we will work to form a broad unity government that will express the will of r.v. . yeah well so anyway what is going to happen next we're going to see some official results and then the president of israel a man we frankly don't hear from and hear about too often but he is going to appoint a person he will deem worthy most worthy of war to start forming a coalition and it depends whether or may not be benjamin netanyahu at all so we'll see we'll see how that turns out kind of messy and ok well we'll let you get across it bruce up to speed throughout the morning we are just one of us knows we're going to go live to jerusalem just a 2nd but let's go to tel aviv 1st we asked people who they wanted to see whether
they wanted netanyahu 10 years on to still be their prime minister. i mean if and you know for sure you have more experience. 20 years from me. but maybe it's time for someone new i once been to meet the no. because the maze good things for the fall kindly any is a good relationship with. at present a trump of the us me your concern for me was weeding out the government which. really just. lacks an inside. or i was motionless like to jerusalem political analyst mitchell barracks they wanted to make sure things should time been longer there so another election but not much progress till pretty messy isn't it how is it going to play out do you think. well i'm not convinced that it's messy i think it's much we have a much clearer definition of what the people of israel want the ironic thing is the
last election which was a few months ago and to now had really all the options in the world he could have formed a right of center government a narrow one with about 61 seats or he could have sat down with benny gantz and had a unity government with 70 and added more parties he chose to do neither he wasn't successful and either called for new elections now what it appears is i would say it's the final countdown to the end of the career and that's and you know you know you can see just in the packages that you broadcast he's talking about a narrow right of center zionist government you know a narrow government and benny gantz is sounding like a leader unifying the people the will of the people he's going to talk to all the parties i mean that's the difference that we see now and it looks like guns will be more successful because we have to wait for the results but it's a now does not have a clear path to form a government it's going to rely on lieberman's party as was mentioned the issue of lieberman's party he's already said he is going to go with recommending whichever
party is going to form a national unity government and as there are he's already named the main members of it the blue and white party the likud party and the party of a bigger lieberman between those parties there is a majority that's what he will recommend and in maybe with mr nixon now but it will probably be without him 10 years a what went wrong for but even for as the voting public. i mean everything has a shelf life in this world and maybe just 10 years maybe 10 years was just enough for 9 years and a few months was enough but when he called that other election that may have been his unwinding and he may have even purchased the rope that electorally will hang himself to come to put together a government and he. failed i was going to say for all of us join us from a broken is complicated way the politics is set up that is there any shape any way
shape or form the benjamin netanyahu has come complete this is a positive vote this morning or no. what he can say it's a positive vote you know we'll know in a few weeks it is possible that he could be prime minister meaning if he could pull together enough parties the problem is that all most of the parties that have run from the left blue and white to the labor party to the democratic camp r.t. all of them as i said will join a national unity government with the likud even we just won't do it with it and you know and it's and you know for most israeli politicians and many and many of the israeli people as damaged goods it's not just that he's been prime minister for 10 years is that he has 3 very serious bribery charges and corruption charges which he's getting a hearing for in less than a month and it could be that when we come into mid october or november he's had his hearing and the attorney general has recommend indicting it's and you know now as a member of knesset he'll have to resign for that he was going on the premise that
if he got enough seats he could get himself immunity and he could be prime minister and he could push that off so that's what i think the main issue for a lot of israelis was and it was a vote of no confidence to a certain extent he is not happy now he does not have a lot of options now and it does look like the momentum is against him and for blue and white or for a national unity government the key player here will be not just the bigger lieberman as was mentioned but president ruby rivlin who can decide after consulting the parties who he's going to give the mandate to to form the next government so we'll have a clearer later on today guess how long it is really really briefly how long is this going to go on for. oh it can go on for a long time i mean it can go on the official results come out next week we have the jewish holiday the jewish new year coming up so people take time off but as soon as the official results are released the president will meet with all the parties that will take another week and then he can decide who to give the mandate to and this
may go in could be a very active president we've got to leave it there for a time this one of a thanks ever so much good luck with us this morning in moscow political analyst on the line from jerusalem appreciate a good day thank you of the morning is now elsewhere saudi arabia is to invite 2 u.n. experts to join an investigation into who attacked the country's major all facilities last saturday while they both want to key words to attribute blame the u.s. president was already quick of iran of course all refining in saudi arabia has been hard as a result of the attack on 2 major state run facilities the u.s. claims it was a result of drone strikes loans from saudi territory yemen's who's the rebels of course said they did it and to run a strongly denied any involvement along the way as well as khaled mopin looks at america's quickfire allegations here. now the trumpet ministration says that it knows for sure who was responsible for the recent attack on saudi arabian oil facilities well kind of try and decode these recent statements from the president
you see. looking that way will have some pretty good. having some very strong studies done but it's certainly looking that way at this moment and. you know soon as we find out definitively we'll let you know but it does look that way and then just half a minute later you think that iran is responsible i think i did. say that we think we know who it was but i didn't see anybody just crystal clear no ambiguity there well on saturday u.s. secretary of state mike pompei o said that he was absolutely sure of who did it within hours of the attack we call on all nations to publicly unequivocally condemn iran's a tux the united states will work with our partners and allies to ensure the energy markets remain most supplied on iran is held accountable for its aggression so on saturday iran absolutely did it a few days later well i'm will get back to you on that now is it
a little bit disturbing that the white house knows the less about the attack as time goes on not more but we've been here before on april 4th 2718 there was a chemical incident in syria the next day the white house was pointing fingers today's chemical attack in syria against innocent people including women and children is reprehensible and cannot be ignored by the civilized world these heinous actions by the bizarre al assad regime are a consequence of the past administrations weakness and a resolution the syrian skyline was lit up with the fireworks of 59 cruise missiles however a year later james madison was then the u.s. secretary of defense says they really weren't sure who did it. we have other reports from the battlefield from people who claim it's been used we do not have evidence of it so they had smoking gun evidence at 1st but then they left it in the
elevator or they dropped it in the bus over these things happened right remember back in february when a humanitarian aid truck was burned on the border with venezuela mike pence the us vice president spoke up immediately saying who was to blame the tyrants in caracas daunts this is henchmen motets civilians and burn food medicine heading to venezuelans saturday was tragic for the families of those killed and suffering venezuelans but it was just one more day in venice when his journey from tyranny to freedom madeira must go on a video emerged telling a completely different story and it wasn't so cut and dry. as responsible for creating the conditions of violence his thugs denied the entry of tons of food and medicine while thousands of courageous violence is sought to save code and deliver aid to venezuelan families were members saddam hussein and his weapons of mass destruction or should i say or lack thereof well they want to head in bombed iraq anyway but they put on a show at the un in the hopes of convincing the audience 1st iraq declared 8500
liters of anthrax unscom estimates of saddam hussein that are producing 25000 liters whatever happened to the good old days of evidence investigation and solid proof now the rule seems to be act 1st think later and then justify your actions afterwards with 144 characters of tough talk on twitter. r.t. new york thanks for she was warning signs 160 ahead of the program this wednesday a tell all book preview on u.s. supreme court justice brett kavanaugh gets in the new york times and water will tell a bit more when we come back. you know world a big part of the law and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig
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good morning says out exactly a team passed the new delhi says pakistan controlled kashmir should be considered as part of india india's foreign minister also expressed hope that one day they would have physical jurisdiction over the region indeed new delhi and islam about have been at loggerheads for more than 7 decades of a kashmir since they failed to agree on the borders drawn up during the british petition of india. it used to be one country under british rule where communities of differing religions live side by side for generations but 70 years ago independence or the region split into india and pakistan in a process that went down in history books as the partition and so did the man who hurriedly through the border the year 1947 the dying days of the british empire
weakened by the 2nd world war india became a burden london was also unable to counter the growing independence movement led by matt maganda to fix it britain appointed lord louis mountbatten as the last viceroy of india he made it clear it was not his dream job. i am prepared to accept the job only on one condition india must be granted independence by july 948 and i will not stay there a day longer. once he arrived though he decided he couldn't wait that long it needed to be sorted more quickly in just 5 weeks to be precise and to lord cyril radcliffe a british lawyer who had never set foot in india he was tasked with drawing a line between the most cohesive muslim and hindu populated areas just like mountbatten radcliff 2 found india not to his liking. it was impossible to undertake the field survey in june because of the heat so how does anyone who's not
familiar with the situation on the ground decide where the border is going to be well studied the maps obviously it's all in there the demographics the religious majority it's also simple isn't it but the areas with the majority of muslims in pakistan and the hindus in india problem solved right if aspirations of some people had not been fulfilled the fold must be found in political arrangements with which i'm not concerned the ratcliffe line was only revealed to the people the day before independence and see. scenes of celebration were replaced with fear and confusion as millions woke up on the wrong side of the border the partition on the radcliffe line letter on presidents of violence resulting in up to a 1000000 deaths so how did it all go wrong many areas had equal numbers of muslims and hindus radcliffe also didn't take the sikhs into account and he'd never even heard of kashmir. i was not even aware of kashmir i heard about it long after i
returned to london both lord mountbatten and lord radclyffe made a swift exit from the heat leaving millions of people to deal with their quick and toxic solution for generations to come. and a controlled kashmir a communications blackout spread of force make it impossible for people on either side of the disputed region to speak to each other all asleep is there for us. when pakistani kashmir not far from the defective border that divides pakistan from india but don't be taken in by the beauty of this himalayan valley for more than a month people living in villages here have really been living in fear dread and terror at on the 5th of august india imposed a blackout it closed the border and since then thousands of families here have no idea what's happening to their families on the other side we're going to visit the family. thank you what is the situation like
either the situation is worse than before and everyone is worried about the well being of family members and will be in your knock you by your signals are blocked and no means of communication. we're desperate to contact find out how they are and to me when we can contact them it's really like it was before the blackout what happens if you tell me you try to phone your cousin. don't sit up and since last month we've been unable to get ahold of our relatives in india held kashmir but we keep trying the air is totally disconnected i've seen for myself this kind of atrocity back in 2010 when i went to kashmir the situation was intense because you have been in post when i was at my aunt's house when people open fire on the building with all the windows were broken i mean young boy was killed i saw it all from my so. yeah we are dying to know their condition what we can sense something isn't right we have no way of they have food pantry are going hungry. and that
the situation is killing us i say life has no joy driving us crazy you they can or . i'm i'm. i'm not. and doesn't do that the whole time. and yes it is like this whenever we try to reach down with pray for them constantly our hearts are bleeding we just want to see them again and she they love us and we love them unconditionally and they used to come to pakistan and drop this oil in their faces that's how much they want this country were hopeless because it is it is yes i'm afraid something horrible is happening over there back in 9092 when the situation was worse we used to write letters to each other they were so desperate to end this because the indian army were brutal to those who have relatives in the pakistani side. they told us all this after things had settled down my uncle said he would be healthy we asked just
one question do you have relatives in the pakistani gosh i'm actually afraid to tell me all this is you. yes and it's before 5 years. he looks very happy here you love him very matador was there the day when avril we meet with them we feel so happy and delighted with her get every sore on heart she must we are facing in life and they see the same things to me meeting them itself is a big occasion even now as you need to get to hospital soon and you can't because of the situation just one of thousands struggling poorest here r.t. kashmir question has been split into 3 parts of ministers by india pakistan and china which also has claims on the territory tension escalated recently after new delhi stripped india administered kashmir of its autonomy that in august and claimed it as its own pakistan immediately rejected that move saying it contradicts
international law and oprah tells an indian community member of south florida explaining to us the current situation in the volatile region. they've already allowed some senior congress leaders to allow them to start visiting kashmir region already and i think in the coming days we're going to see more of a strategic plan to normalize the situation in kashmir. you know obviously there's been. an international pressure to put on india to make this happen and they were absent it and i think that the indian government with its latest actions. committed to resolving this issue 30 year old dispute. the government is definitely going to be putting forward measures to make sure the imprisoned people are processed properly and also the. people. humanitarian aid gets to them reliably. and you tell all book about allegations of a leg sexual harassment by u.s.
supreme court judge brett kavanaugh has been previewed in new york times but the paper is facing a backlash for apparently taking things out of context and to try and get reports. if you're kind of sick of hearing the same story all over again like the president called this or that media nothing but junk or you're glad you haven't hard the name brand cavanagh and something related to his generals for a while i'm really sorry i don't think they'll do it but they should for the good of the nation i call for the resignation of everybody a to do york times involved i have a cat. yap which is once again one of the biggest stories in the land of trump and cold versus the liberals here we go so 2 times journalists wrote a book and had a preview published in the sunday paper what's being teased are 2 previously reported alleged cases of sexual harassment by brad cavanaugh now a supreme court justice from his years at yale. a freshman named
brett kavanaugh pulled down his pants and thrust his penis at her prompting her to swatted away and inadvertently touch it. a classmate manx steer so mr cavanagh with these pants down at a different drunken dorm party with friends pushed his penis into the hand of a female student now that is gross if it's found mr cavanaugh was really up to all that surely he must face severe consequences although for now these are just lines from a book not something put forward by let's say the folks from the justice department but if you pick almost any one of the democratic presidential candidate lineup they've made up their minds on what should be next for kavanaugh confirmation is not exoneration and these news revelations that disturb him like the man who appointed him cavanaugh should be impeached he was put on due course through
a sham process and his plays into court is an insult to the pursuit of truth and justice he must be impeached it is more clear than ever that brett kavanaugh lied under oath he should be impeached i stand with survivors and countless other americans in calling for impeachment proceedings to begin but dig a bit deeper and perhaps trump's latest rant at the n.y.t. isn't so wide off the mark there could have been a bit of a problem with their journalistic ethics you see some conservative folks got an advanced copy of the book and realized something rather important was dropped in the times teaser. the book notes quietly that the woman max steere named as having been supposedly victimized by cavanagh in france denies any memory of enraged event seems i don't know significant it was then the paper's turn to do something about it after a while here's what they came up with an earlier version did not include one
element of the book's account regarding an assertion by a young classmate that friends of brett kavanaugh pushed his penis into the hand of a female student at a drunken dorm party the book report of the female student declined to be interviewed and friends say that she doesn't recall the incident that information has been added to the article the authors were bound to be asked why the essential piece of the puzzle was missing in your draft of the article did it include those words that have since been added to the article. so somewhere in the editing process those words were no i mean i think what happened actually was that you know we had her name and you know the times doesn't usually include the name of rectum and so i think in this case the editors felt like maybe it was probably better to remove it and in removing her name they removed the other reference to the fact that she didn't remember it they could have done a good job at protecting the victim or they could have messed up whole thing up wildly because no matter what's not in the article they say her name is in the book
or maybe mr trump was right and they didn't want to read the story of that extra spice and left out the crucial bit on purpose what if the woman doesn't even consider herself a victim she reportedly says she doesn't remember anything gross like this oh god have his genitals liberal media rob watch this space my friends. and all that but 1st as well let's turn the corner on that let me tell you about our front page and our teeth will come show we following the exit polls in israel 2nd general election in just 5 months too close to call is the news but from there were across it for you here in moscow is kevin insane folks watching out to brace brace for our stateside studio standby for watching the hawks on air right now. greetings.