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US PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON / ELECTION NIGHT RELATED VO FTG
US PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON / ELECTION NIGHT RELATED VO FTG FROM HIS FIST TERM IN OFFICE. 10:00:00 Susan McDougal perp walk Little Rock, Arkansas-9/9/96 (0:27) 10:00:35 Cruise Missiles launched at Iraq Persian Gulf 9/3/96 (0:34) 10:01:15 Government Shutdown Washington, DC 1995& 1996 (0:30) 10:02:00 Mideast Peace Signing - Washington, DC 7/25/94 (0:36) 10:03:00 Mideast Peace Signing - Washington, DC 9/25/95 (0:33) 10:03:50 U.S. Troops in Somalia Mogadishu, Somalia - 1/30/91 (0:45) 10:05:00 Clinton in N. Ireland /Belfast 11/30/95 (0:34) 10:06:00 Clinton w/ Troops in Bosnia - Tuzla, Bosnia 1/13/96 (0:42) l0:07:00 Hillary and Health Care (unknown date) (0:40) 10:07:56 Haiti Invasion Port-au-Prince, Haiti 9/19/94 (0:36) 10:09:00 Peace Agreement/handshake in Washington, DC 9/13/93 (0:50) 10:10:00 Mideast Peace Summit in Washington, DC 10/2/96 (0:26) 10:10:31 END OF TAPE.
OPP Officer Testifies About OPSEU Strike Concerns
Ontario Provincial Police officer Jay Hope testifies about the department's decisions on how to react to a large Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) strike in Queen's Park earlier that year. He relates the OPP was concerned the strikers could shut the government down by preventing lawmakers from entering the building. A lawyer representing OPSEU and the commissioner reject this idea by dismissing it as "political science." They question why Hope did not relate his concerns about protesters becoming violent if he suspected they would. Due to a earlier change in law, OPSEU could go on strike legally and in March 18, 1996, a large crowd gathered in Queen's Park to protest the Harris administration's proposed policy to cut jobs. OPP and Toronto Metro officers guarded politicians who attempted to enter the building and clashes broke out among police and protesters. One protester carried a sign with the "no justice, no peace" slogan. PLEASE NOTE News anchor and reporter image and audio, along with any commercial production excerpts, are for reference purposes only and are not clearable and cannot be used within your project.
Blue Mass Memorial (10/30/1996)
More than a thousand uniformed peace officers from all branches of the services attended a "Blue Mass" today honoring the memories of their fellow officers who have died in the past year. ---END---
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OCT 28, 1996 PUERTO RICAN HUMAN RIGHTS PRESS CONFERENCE 46 PRECINCT, 2120 RYER AVE, BRONX, FORDHAM -SPEAKER MAKES IMPASSIONED STATEMENT IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH, MANY CAMERAMEN -POSTER ABOUT THE MURDER OF ANTHONY BAEZ BY OFFICER LIVOTI, RESULT OF CHOKEHOLD -STATEMENT BY MINISTER, VINNY LOPEZ, ABOUT ACTIONS OF POLICE AND HOPES FOR A PEACEFUL CONCLUSION, KEEPS MENTION A "PANAMA", WANTED BY THE POLICE, COMMUNITY ACTIVIST ALBA -EXT OF 46 PRECINCT, WOMN SPEAK IN SPANISH AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY , WEARING HUGE BUTTONS WITH PICTURE OF VICTIM -STREET SIGN: RYER AVE AND EAST 181 ST,
Saeb Erekat Interview
01:37:54:00>>>INTERVIEWER: Can you say your name? ,01:38:00:00>>>SAEB ERAKAT:My name? My name is Saeb Erakat. [SPELLS NAME] ,01:38:05:00>>>INTERVIEWER: What is your preferred title?,01:38:15:00>>>SAEB EREKAT: I am a Cabinet Minister on the Palestinian Authority. And when we have negotiations, I lead the negotiations. ,01:38:30:00>>>INTERVIEWER: Where are you from? ,01:38:40:00>>>SAEB EREKAT: I am a Palestinian. I was born in the City of Jericho, in 1955. That's where I did my - all my studies. And later on I did my Bachelors and Masters in ____ City University, in International Relations, and I went for my PhD in England, school of Peace Studies, and ____ Resolution. I am married, four children, two daughters, and two boys. I also wrote books on the - mostly on the Israeli conflict. And my real life is as a University Professor in the Political Science Department, at _____ University in _____. ,01:39:00:00>>>INTERVIEWER: You wrote a book on Jewish immigration to Palestine. ,01:39:05:00>>>SAEB EREKAT: That's right. ,01:39:15:00>>>INTERVIEWER: Can you tell a little bit about (Inaudible)? ,01:39:18:00>>>SAEB EREKAT: I wrote a book on the Jewish immigration to Palestine. Not in terms of how many came from Russia, and how many came from The Soviet Union, or how many came from Romania, or so on. But here is a notion of people who built their premise, their idea, in 1897. Hertzel said, let's give a land with no people, to a people with no land. And the people with no land, you are referring to the Jews, and the land with no people - you are referring to Palestine. And that year, when he said that, there were 650,000 Palestinians. And -they deny their existence. They deny the existence of my grandfathers and great grandfathers. And then -in 1917, when balfour declaration was issued, and stated to create a homeland for the Jews. And without undermining the civil and religious right of the non-Jewish minorities in Palestine, we were referred to now, we (Inaudible) nonexistence stage into being, but now 92% of Palestinian - of Palestine was Palestinians - mothers and Christians, and were referred to as the minorities. And the 8% of the population, the Jews were granted in accordance with the British logic, the homeland, while they shifted to treat us, as the minorities were (Inaudible). ,The third stage, we are thinking ____, began in 1948 when Israel was created, and one million Palestinians became refugees. We became to be known as the refugee-problem. The ____ refugee problem, the ____ refugee problem. And this stage continues until 1965, when nobody realized that between 1948 and 1965, four out of each ten Palestinian born in refugee camps, died before reaching the age of one. When Palestinians took to arms, to struggle and to say we have a problem, then we were - they branded us as terrorists. ,01:41:53:00>>>SAEB EREKAT: And then the fifth stage was, when they signed an agreement in Oslo, with us, or in Washington, saying - on that first day, saying the Palestinian people. So the whole thing of, of the book before Oslo was the transition of a people who denied our existence, and then who used demography, and immigration to build a nation. And then, they occupied the West Bank in Gaza, in 67'. The annual population growth of the Gaza Strip, today, is 5.2%, annually, which is the highest on earth. And the West Bank, at 4, 4%, annually. So what's the logic? What's their logic? If they attribute to build in Israel, for Jews, as they say, and then bring all these immigrants to (Inaudible) factor, and then they keep occupying three - now today we have 3.6 million Palestinians. And this population growth, annually, which is almost 4.5%., ,The question I ask, in that book, and the questions are - the questions asked, to maintain an occupation that is consistent with the idea that led to the birth of Israel. How do they manage this? And is it really -only a concept of a nation for the Jewish people, that they want? Or, why do they keep occupying me? What do they want from me? We can't - anybody who knows, to calculate one plus one equals two, will calculate that this average growth rate, annually, that, in plenty of time, the whole demographic balance between the Mediterranean and the River of Jordan, will be to my favor. Why are there big settlements next to my home, Jericho - town of Jericho? Why do they build settlements in Ramalah and Hebron? What are these people -who transfer the ____ to be just one, and turned out into being a land broker? (Inaudible). , And all, you know, the conclusion of my book was that it's, it's political blindness, arrogance of power, extremism, and that, you know, I realize that there were very ugly phenomenon's, in the growth on the rise in this Israeli society, toward racism, toward fascism. Because such diseases, nobody is immune to being a racist, whether black or white, or colored, or Moslem, or Christian, or Jew. And we're always trying to find a way to explain it. The question, I brought to them in that book, what are you going to do with me? [OFF CAMERA COMMENTS] ,01:45:23:50:00>>>>>>INTERVIEWER: You said the ____ society is racist - have gone toward racism and fascism. (Inaudible) Palestinian society? ,01:45:24:00>>>SAEB EREKAT: Well, the Palestinian -I'm exerting every possible ____, at this stage. Where we tend to be the last people on earth to be under occupation. Well, Israel is the last country on earth that possesses _____ occupying power. Where today are they speaking to me, in the West Bank and Gaza? 50% of Palestinian children are malnutritioned. 45% of Palestinian women - they're pregnant and they are facing anemia - anemic. And we have been pushed toward a human catastrophe, where our towns, villages and refugee camps have been turned into big prisons. ,And this human catastrophe is not happening because we were hit by floods or earthquake, or volcanoes. It's human made catastrophe. And the Israeli government made the catastrophe ____, something called closure and siege, where, where people, you know, like in - take my constituents in Jericho, who are normal people. They have seven patients who needed chemotherapy for their cancer. They died last year because we could not get them to hospitals in Jerusalem, East Jerusalem. We have three people who need kidney dialysis, and (Inaudible). They died. We could not leave them there, because of Israeli road blocks. ,So, with all this circumstances, people tend to be angry. People tend to hate. People tend to say, sometimes, bad things about Jews. We stand up and we urge them, please, don't, don't, don't let them push you towards that ____ of hating people simply because they are a different religion. And saying, openly, there is Judaism is a god religion. We must expect - we have no problem with Jews, as Jews. We have a political problem with Israeli politicians who are politically blind, who are pushing their people towards racism and fascism, and don't let them push you to these ____. ,01:47:30:00>>>INTERVIEWER: You were a man of peace, you are part founder of the peace camp. Where is the peace? Where is the peace camp today, and why (Inaudible)? ,01:47:45:00>>>SAEB EREKAT: The peace camp, the Palestinian peace camp, today, is a shattered peace camp. And I would tell you that it's - to be honest with you, also there's an Israeli peace camp - a shattered peace camp. We are mirror image of each other. Israelies and Palestinians. ,But let me tell you the following: I'm one of those who has been to life after peace. I have negotiated with Israelis during the Barak government; President Clinton, President Arafat, on a ____ status agreement. We have drafted three chapters of the treaty, me and my Israeli colleagues, and we came a long way. We know exactly that peace is doable, on all issues; the Jerusalem settlements border refugees. ,01:48:55:00>>>SAEB EREKAT: And I don't act like a prophet to tell you that peace will come. The peace will happen between Palestinians and Israelis. And it's not going to happen because I wish it to happen, because the uniqueness of our conflict with the Israelis, is that it will never be played in accordance with a zero sum game. Sharon may want to play it in accordance with a zero sum game. Netanyahu [PH] may way to play it in accordance with a zero sum game. Palestinian extremists may want to play it in accordance with a zero sum game. The uniqueness, the uniqueness of this conflict, it's either two winners, or two losers. Losers we have been, for the last fifty years, because we sought the path of violence, wars, and military solution which will never provide answers. And the only way to be a winner is going to be through a meaningful peace process, that will end the Israeli occupation, and establish a Palestinian State, next to Israel, on the June 4, 67' borders. ,I did not wake up one morning, and neither did President Arafat, wake up one morning and felt his conscious was aching (Inaudible) Israelis, that he organized the State of Israel. And by the way, neither did the Israelis wake up one morning, and felt their conscious was aching that they wanted to organize the PLO, for the Palestinian people. It is a need. ,Today, when I seek peace, with Israelis, I'm not doing the Israelis a favor - the favor is for my people, my daughters. It's for me. We need peace. And today, at this darkest hour, of Palestinians and Israelis, I can tell you that the majority of Palestinians and Israelis want nothing more than the revival of hope, in their minds, that peace is doable. A revival for many, for the peace process, that would end Israel occupation, because that would be the surest way to peace in the security for all. ,01:50:30:00>>>INTERVIEWER: Thank you sir. You speak about the majority of Palestinians. Does the Palestinian Authority, the ____ Minister, does it speak for all the factions of the Palestinian Movement, or just for ____? ,01:50:40:00>>>SAED EREKAT: No, we speak for every Palestinian. I was - we were elected by the Palestinian people. It's true that I got 58% of the work in this constituency against seven candidates. But that's elections. We are a democratically elected Palestinian Authority. And we, as Palestinians, we have an overloaded wagon. We really do. We've gone through transformations that's so difficult. Sometimes it's hard to distinguish and tell the difference, and educate our people about the difference between political pluralism - meaning having parties, having different opinions, having a position, or authority pluralism; (Inaudible) into their own hands, and achieve this through guns, or through violence, through whatever. And we're telling them, we must tolerate and build a nation, build on political pluralism. But authority pluralism must not be tolerated under any circumstances, under any religious ____, under any reason. Nothing justifies authority pluralism, because it's the ____ destruction. ,WE have, we have another (Inaudible) because sometimes we tell people, okay you can't come to (Inaudible) in Jericho. And (Inaudible) against me, against my policies, against me as a peace maker, which they do. Okay? But when you stand up and start advocating to hate Jews, or to kill Jews, simply because they are Jews, that is not freedom of expression. That's incitement, and that should be punishable by law. That's what we're doing, that's (Inaudible). ,Now, you take all of this, Palestinian Authority, that is not a Palestinian State, we are not a state, ___ government that is a conflict of limitation. I cannot leave my hometown, Jericho, unless a military commander allow me. The farmers cannot leave Jericho unless the military commanders would allow them. The occupation continued. The settlements continued. Confiscation of land continued. And we were up against all of these things. And then all of the continuation of the settlement activity, the confiscation of land, (Inaudible) because this is the ammunition for our extremists - Palestinian extremists who are killing, but Israelis don't want peace. ,01:53:30:00>>>INTERVIEWER: I read in an Israeli newspaper, ____ that there is actually a civil war in the Palestinian community. That it is actually not the Palestinian Authority speaking for ____. The Palestinian Authority is in a civil war against Hamas, against the Jihad, and they're not a unified nation speaking for all. Are you in a civil war with Hamas and Jihad? ,01:53:58:00>>>SAEB EREKAT: No. No. I don't think we have a civil war. I don't think we, we will have a civil war. But, as I said, we are telling all Palestinian factions that authority pluralism will not be tolerated, cannot be tolerated. And there will be one authority, and that is the elected authority. Because our way of life, when a Palestinian State established, and mark my words, they're gonna be free democratic nation, accountable, transparent, belief in human rights, and the universal values of human rights. ,Now, I'm not saying that we have magic solutions, or magic states. We're being challenged by certain parties, by certain extremists who want to take the law into their own hands. Who want to exercise their rights as an authority. By that, because they're not a state. And today, the Sharon government has done nothing but destroy us. (Inaudible) here in Jericho. I am directed to help the people of Jericho. Me and my constituent. Farmers come to me to help them give their citrus or vegetables to the Mullah Market. I can't help them . They have to go to an Israeli officer, the ____ in the entrance of Jericho, and get the permission from him. If a Palestinian wants to leave to a university, he has to seek the permission of Israelis. If a Palestinian sick person wants to go to a hospital, or go to a ____, or get whatever. But Sharon is making me irrelevant, on the hour, every hour, here. ,01:55:45:00>>>INTERVIEWER: What about the - the ____ Martyrs Brigade. They're supposed to be connected to ____. Are they connected to a Palestinian Authority, or are they enemies of the Palestinian Authority? What's the position on the (Inaudible)? ,01:55:51:00>>>SAEB EREKAT: Well, the position of all Palestinians, and the ____ Martyr Brigades, or all other military groups, the Palestinian Authority's position is that we do not tolerate anybody taking the matters into their own hands, period. Whether it's from this faction, or that faction. There is one authority that's been calling to stop all attacks, to stop suicide bombing, to stop everything, and I think people should listen to. But now, you know, we're an authority by name. Sharon is destroying this ability. Sharon destroyed our ability. Sharon destroyed our command centers, our communication center, our police stations, our prisons. And, you know, I understand that if I'm accountable, I have to be irrelevant. But if you're making me irrelevant, don't make me accountable. ,So that's the - Sharon's game. Sharon is destroying us on the hour, every hour. But when something goes wrong, because his policies of ____ would always fail, and he will not bring any peace or security Israelis through military means. If a suicide bombing happens, while he is in full control of our towns, villages and refugee camps, and his tanks ____, he points his finger at Arafat, and asks to blame us. ,01:57:10:00>>>INTERVIEWER: Do you oppose - what was your response to President Bush's call for a regime change in June, this past year in 2002? ,01:57:21:00>>>SAEB EREKAT: Well, we responded to him. I held a press conference here, and we had the Palestinian Authority. And we announced that we would convene presidential and ministerial elections, so the Palestinian people can choose, electoraly, their leader. And I thanked President Bush. The Palestinians have elected this leadership, in free and fair elections, that was helped and sponsored by their American Administration, and by the European union, by the way. And let Palestinians choose their leader, through one mean, only. And that is democracy and elections. We don't have an army, we don't have a navy, we don't have an air force. ,So, if President Bush thinks we can't have a coup, it's not possible. We don't have the means. You know, Israel is the strongest - one of the strongest army on earth. We have been facing the most disproportionate use of force in the history of mankind. So, (Inaudible) Arafat, us, every Palestinian, we want to hold presidential and administrative elections, so Palestinians can choose their leader. But I don't think that is ____ to President Bush, or to Prime Minister Sharon, that they could care less. The Palestinians are ruled by the Boy Scouts, or Atilah the Hun, that's a pretext. I believe this president of the United States, has decided to take the cost free road, of slugging Palestinians, of blaming Palestinians, because it doesn't cost him anything. And I believe this administration has the same gift from the peace process and the end result, is more Israeli and Palestinian blood, and that is the truth, and that's the unfortunate truth. ,01:59:00:00>>>INTERVIEWER: What do you think has gone most wrong about the (Inaudible) in the past two years? What have been the most successful, and the biggest mistakes? ,01:59:05:00>>>SAEB EREKAT: Well I, I don't think that we can find answers, in terms of trying to site mistakes, or trying to find answers, or trying to find good things or bad things. It's very expensive. Palestinians, my job, and my belief is to save lives, of Israelis and Palestinians. Listen, I'm a father of four. It breaks my heart to see an Israeli child die, or killed in a suicide bombing, here, which I condemn. And which we, in the Palestinian Authority and President Arafat condemn. And we have always said (Inaudible) target civilians, over Israelis or Palestinians. But when people want to give to us, a solution, solve the problem, they usually handle the roots of the problem. And the roots of the problem, here, is occupation. ,When the Oslo Accords were signed, Palestinians, in the streets of Ramalah, and streets of Jericho, and the streets of Gaza, said goodbye to Israeli soldiers who were leaving. Because they believed that we can achieve peace through negotiations. Ten years, after Oslo, Palestinians are still telling us now, you promised us. We're still under occupation. Settlements are expanding. Where is the peace you promised us? ,02:00:40:00>>>INTERVIEWER: You talk about the opposition to the militancy of the extremists. But they are still doing so much, the ____ Martyr Brigade continues ____ very popular, as the - these militants, have they gotten away from you, are they no longer led by the ____? ,02:00:54:00>>>SAEB EREKAT: I don't know exactly what's, what's happening. I don't have an answer, to be honest with you. But I know that -listen, if Sharon manages to achieve his end game, and that is to destroy the Palestinian Authority, and to kill President Arafat, the alternative to this Palestinian Authority, and to President Arafat, it's gonna be chaos. There's gonna be anarchy. , In my hometown, there will be militias, and warlords dividing the city between themselves, and the first thing they will do is to kill people like me. And this will be the situation in all Palestinian towns and villages, and refugee camps. And I'm sure that, at that point, Sharon and ____ will stand on American TV to say, we want to make peace, we want to make a concession for peace, but we don't have partners. You don't expect us to negotiate with militias and warlords and Taliban and ____. That's their end game. Their end game is to let things reach the point of chaos. I believe what we're suffering from, Palestinians and Israelis, are the near seeds that _____ planted between 1996 and 99', when he was the Prime Minister. , ,02:02:05:00>>>INTERVIEWER: You mentioned Taliban. Americans often make comparisons. Since September 11th, they feel the price of terrorism. And for them, perhaps, the September 11th - the suicide bombing of a _____ Martyr Brigade looks like the Taliban, the Osama Bin Laden attack. It looks like the same thing. That may be the root of (Inaudible). ,02:02:10:00>>>SAEB EREKAT: Well I - first of all, Israel, since September 11th, I believe - Sharon and the Israeli government, and Israeli politicians, have tried to hijack September 11th. I look at it - as Palestinians we condemn the attacks on the Twin Towers, and in Washington, were the strongest possible attack. Palestinians in Gaza, and Jericho, and Ramala, stood in lines to donate blood to the American victims, held vigils. And yet, we are - to the common Palestinian, you know, occupation is the highest form of terrorism. And we suffer from the Israeli state of terrorism. ,02:03:31:00>>>SAEB EREKAT: And it's ironic that, you know, at a time when the Americans go to Afghanistan, we see these Americans and British in Afghanistan, building schools, building water pipes, building roads. How can the Israelis compare themselves with Americans and, and those in Afghanistan, who are building a nation, while they lay army in Jericho, in Ramala, in Gaza, in ____, and destroying the water system; the roads, the sidewalks, the schools. So, how can Americans not see the difference? Americans were not out there fighting the Afghanis, or Taliban, or Al Qaeda. These people did this horrible, murderous attack on innocent Americans working in New York and in Washington. , So how can Israel get away with trying to equate between the two situations? By simply using the fact that my middle name is Mohammad. And that's very dangerous. That is a dangerous thing. It's another phenomena of Bin Laden, that Israel is trying to use now - (Inaudible) a Moslem, and that's very dangerous. That's racism. And that should stop. Islam is not a religion that advocates bombings or suicide bombings, or killings of civilians, or ___. And, as Palestinians, we stood up and told Bin Laden ____ Arafat, stood up on record and told him, don't use your injustices for our just cause. That's our position. ,02:05:30:00>>>INTERVIEWER: You are a man of peace and negotiation, not a man of ____. Camp David, [TONE] (Inaudible) opportunity for negotiations. What went wrong at Camp David? Why did (Inaudible)? What happened with (Inaudible) Bill Clinton - ,02:05:36:00>>>SAEB EREKAT: Look, I know that difference. My word against Netanyahu's word, or Barak's word, in the commerce and the senate. I don't stand a chance. I don't stand a chance. And what happened in Camp David, I was there. I believe no Palestinians and Israelis have come, ____ in Camp David. Many stones were, were, were unturned. And it's not, you know, our resolution about doctor's salaries or nurse's salaries. These issues that we're negotiating are what make Israelis and Palestinians ____ settlements, borders, refugees, Jerusalem. We're the product of history, religion, and so on. So, we came a long way. ,And then after Camp, Camp David, I sat with ______ for fifty-seven ____, under Camp David in Jerusalem, West Jerusalem. In which we came a long, long, long way, the Clint - the Clinton parameters of December 23rd, which I received from President Clinton (Inaudible). And then I went back with President Arafat, to see President Clinton, no January 2nd, 2001, just eighteen days before he left the White House. And President Arafat told him, I accept your barometers, with the following clarifications - the same answer that Barak gave. ____ saw President Clinton in Tel Aviv, Citizen Clinton, and I said to him, Mr. President, why did you say that we rejected your promises? You know what Arafat told you, yes? He said, I was told if I don't say this, there will not be a Peace Camp in Israel. , So, we came a long way. We have drafted three chapters of the permanent status treaty. And the on - and we agreed, I agreed with my Israeli colleagues that by 13th of April, 2001, the treaty would be concluded. And what happened was, in February they elected Sharon. Sharon became the Prime Minister, in March 2001, and he suspended all negotiations. That is the truth. That's what happened. , ,02:07:447:00>>>INTERVIEWER: Have things become better, since that time of Camp David, has the intifada advanced things for the Palestinian people, and if so, how? ,02:07:53:00>>>SAEB EREKAT: Don't take the intifada as, ah, advanced or put things backward. The Intifada is a Palestinian message. When Palestinians - so, you know, the continuation of settlements. So, Sharon and the holiest of the holy, for the Moslems in (Inaudible), okay? They came to the realization that the peace camp way of negotiations had failed. So the intifada came as a message that you will not accept occupation. We will continue asking for our freedom and liberty, which you failed to give us through negotiations. Which YOU - we were told by Baker, personally told by Jim Baker, (Inaudible) that they stand next to those who stand next to peace. That once we recognize the State of Israel, once we accept two for two, things will change and we will have a two-step solution. And for ten years, Palestinians have seen the continuation of settlements, confiscation of land, demolition of homes, and they were asking people like me, you promised us. We're supposed to (Inaudible)? He told us once (Inaudible) Israel, we will have our own state. You brought us nothing but more settlements. ,So now, that's the cause for the intifada. It's not because the Palestinians dreamt - Palestinians dream of their liberty and freedom, and they will seek it. In my world, I tell Palestinians, we gonna get our freedom, and our liberty, our independence, through a meaningful peace process, that will lead to the ending of the Israel occupation. Others, others are saying to me, we tried to for ten years. You brought us no peace, you brought us no security. So the real challenge, today, is to believe that peace can walk. , ,02:09:50:00>>>INTERVIEWER: Do you support the road map of the quartet; President Bush and the (Inaudible)? ,02:10:00:00>>>SAEB EREKAT: We support it, yes. We are on record, and President Arafat wrote letters to the court, saying that we (Inaudible) President. , ,02:10:15:00>>>INTERVIEWER: What are - what parts of - what magic ingredients would be the final, absolute thing that Israel would provide? It would be an end of conflict for now, and forever, no more struggles, no more war? ,02:10:28:00>>>SAEB EREKAT: End the occupation. End the occupation, and to have agreement of Israel withdraw to the June 4, 67' borders, and a just solution to the refugee problem. It's not, it's not that we need top reinvent the wheel. These things are specified in resolutions 242, and 238, which we agreed with Israelis, and signed with Israelis that the objective of negotiations would lead to the limitation of 242 and 238, meaning, ending the Israeli occupation, Israel will withdraw, a just solution to the refugee problem. , ,02:10:50:00>>>INTERVIEWER: Is there room for a negotiation of the June 4th, 67's borders? ,02:10:55:00>>>SAEB EREKAT:Meaning? , ,01:11:00:00>>>INTERVIEWER: Is there any room to negotiate, in other words - ,02:11:05:00>>>SAEB EREKAT: [OVERLAP] Meaning - , ,02:11:10:00>>>INTERVIEWER: Exactly, Barak claims to have offered 100% of the equivalent territory, but not necessarily that exact same territory. ,02:11:18:00>>>SAEB EREKAT: Well I don't think Barak was saying the truth, when he said that. As a matter of fact, I have never received anything from Barak. And I challenge him to show it to you. As a matter of fact, all the ideas that came out, accepting 67', and then we have a swap of land in size and value, was our idea. Was OUR idea. The fact that we came and said, we accept a state with limited arms, and we accept American and European troops in the state, it was our idea. That we accepted three monitoring station for Israel, in the State of Palestine, and that we accepted to have Israel control over the Jewish Quarters in our city of East Jerusalem, that was OUR idea. And I challenge Barak to show -what he offered the Palestinians. ,Barak came to Camp David without a government. Sharanski [PH] had left him, ____ had left him, _____ was about to leave, and this is the truth. But I told you, we are not running a charitable organization, if it's my word against Barak's word, in the congress and the senate, and for that matter in American media, I don't stand a chance. But ignoring the fact, or denying the fact don't mean they don't exist. This is the fact of what happened in the negotiations. , ,02:12:45:00>>>INTERVIEWER: Are you saying you ____ all these causes that broke down the trust and (Inaudible) negotiations that led to the intifada? So that means that what had ___ Ariel Sharon to visit to the Temple Mount, caused - ,02:12:55:00>>>SAEB EREKAT: No I think, I think Ariel Sharon's visit to the Harim Sharif [PH] ____, was intended to destroy the peace process. Sharon knew exactly what he was doing. Sharon knew that exists historical moment when negotiations are not producing, when settlements are continuing, when Palestinians are suffering, when Israelis are doubting. It is the right time for him to do this visit and destroy everything. And I remember President Arafat - in Barak's home, I was with him, begging Barak not to allow Sharon to go to Temple Mount, to the Harim Sharif, and to a ____ Mosque. And Sharon knew exactly that if he did this visit, he would destroy everything. He knew what he was doing. , ,02:13:50:00>>>INTERVIEWER: You mentioned June 4th, you mentioned end of occupation, you did not say anything about refugees. (Inaudible) ,02:14:00:00>>>SAEB EREKAT: [OVERLAP]I said - I said, a just, a just solution to the refugee problem, and I'm not going to negotiate any of the issues, or where we stand in terms of our positions on - on TV. I leave this to the negotiating table. , ,02:14:10:00>>>INTERVIEWER: Which Israeli - and you've met many of them, which Israeli would be an appropriate peace maker, who really strikes you (Inaudible) that can be somebody that -,02:14:18:00>>>SAEB EREKAT: [OVERLAP] To be honest with you, I have all the respect of the democratic trust of Israelis. And I'm willing to negotiate with any Israeli - leader the Israelis elect. Because I want to make peace with all Israelis, not for this party or that party in Israel. And whoever runs Israel is the choice of Israelis, not my business. I'm not gonna (Inaudible) an Israeli negotiator. , ,02:15:00:00>>>INTERVIEWER: Do you understand the young Palestinian - what it takes to carry out a suicide bombing, inside Israel? Do you understand what - ,02:15:10:00>>>SAEB EREKAT: It gives me a pain in the heart, because I really want Palestinians, and I want my children to be the doctors, the lawyers, the poets, the journalists, and not the suicide bombers. I believe we must revive hope in the minds of Palestinians. We must tell our children, that yes, you'll be able to attend university, yes you will have jobs, yes you will have your freedom, yes you'll have your independence. Yes, this occupation will end. That's what we need to get our answers. And we hope we can ____. , ,02:15:25:00>>>INTERVIEWER: What do you see as the -what do you see as the vision in the future? Do you predict that one day peace will come?,02:15:37:00>>>SAEB EREKAT: Absolutely. Listen, I think the dire situation out there -this human catastrophe that's facing Palestinians, and the situation that the Israelis are living under is just one thing. I want the Israelis and Palestinians to think that what's happening out there is because we did not make peace. And the absence of peace, this is _____. So I'm sure that Palestinians and Israelis will make peace. Because peace is doable. There will be a Palestinian State beside the State of Israel, on the June 4th, 67' border. ,But the real challenge is, how many lives, how many Israeli lives and Palestinian lives must go before we, we come back to the negotiating table? What does Sharon wait for? What is he waiting for? How many lives? How many Palestinians and Israelis must die before people like Sharon must be convinced that there is not - there will never be a ____ solution to this problem. , ,02:16:50:00>>>INTERVIEWER: On those lines, just to follow up, what do you say Palestinians have the right to do in the resistance, until the occupation (Inaudible)? ,02:16:57:00>>>SAEB EREKAT: Well, I believe that Palestinians have the right to stand up against occupation. I believe the Palestinians must stand up for their liberty and freedom. And I tell the Palestinians that we can do, and get our liberty and freedom through a meaningful peace process. And I really hope that today, even though I believe, I'm in a very small minority. I believe that we can revive hope in the minds of Palestinians, that peace is doable, and that we can reach our freedom and independence through a meaningful peace process. We need the help of those who believe in peace. I could care less if someone is pro Palestinian, or someone is pro Israeli in the United States. My world is divided between those who are pro peace, and those who are against peace. And there are those who are pro peace, on both sides, that need the help of every decent human being. ,02:18:00:00>>>INTERVIEWER: Can you help to really stop the terrorism? ,02:18:05:00>>>SAEB EREKAT: We are trying our best. We are trying our best. But - have you been to our towns in Jeanine and Nablith [PH], and the _____, recently? Where is the Palestinian Authority? Is there a Palestinian Authority? We are being destroyed by Sharon, on the hour, every hour. , ,02:18:15:00>>>INTERVIEWER: Do you feel like the Israelis really all feel like Sharon is an extremist? ,02:18:22:00>>>SAEB EREKAT: [OVERLAP] Usually, you know, nations do export technology, export oil, export diamonds, export food. Mr. Sharon is a master at exporting fear, in his own people. And he _____. I think it's ironic about the fact that he brought them no peace, no security, and yet people will vote him as the next - as the Prime Minister of Israel. [OFF CAMERA COMMENTS] ,[END OF INTERVIEW]
Clinton Legacy Part I; 01/18/01
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Interview with Saeb Erakat
Interview with Cabinet Minister Saeb Erakat,01:37:54:00>>>, INTERVIEWER:,Can you say your name? , SAEB ERAKAT:,My name? My name is Saeb Erakat. [SPELLS NAME] , INTERVIEWER:,What is your preferred title?, SAEB EREKAT:,I am a Cabinet Minister on the Palestinian Authority. And when we have negotiations, I lead the negotiations. , INTERVIEWER:,Where are you from? , SAEB EREKAT:,I am a Palestinian. I was born in the City of Jericho, in 1955. That's where I did my - all my studies. And later on I did my Bachelors and Masters in ____ City University, in International Relations, and I went for my PhD in England, school of Peace Studies, and ____ Resolution. I am married, four children, two daughters, and two boys. I also wrote books on the - mostly on the Israeli conflict. And my real life is as a University Professor in the Political Science Department, at _____ University in _____. , INTERVIEWER:,You wrote a book on Jewish immigration to Palestine. , SAEB EREKAT:,That's right. , INTERVIEWER:,Can you tell a little bit about (Inaudible)? ,01:39:18:00>>>, SAEB EREKAT:,I wrote a book on the Jewish immigration to Palestine. Not in terms of how many came from Russia, and how many came from The Soviet Union, or how many came from Romania, or so on. But here is a notion of people who built their premise, their idea, in 1897. Hertzel said, let's give a land with no people, to a people with no land. And the people with no land, you are referring to the Jews, and the land with no people - you are referring to Palestine. And that year, when he said that, there were 650,000 Palestinians. And -they deny their existence. They deny the existence of my grandfathers and great grandfathers. And then -in 1917, when balfour declaration was issued, and stated to create a homeland for the Jews. And without undermining the civil and religious right of the non-Jewish minorities in Palestine, we were referred to now, we (Inaudible) nonexistence stage into being, but now 92% of Palestinian - of Palestine was Palestinians - mothers and Christians, and were referred to as the minorities. And the 8% of the population, the Jews were granted in accordance with the British logic, the homeland, while they shifted to treat us, as the minorities were (Inaudible). ,The third stage, we are thinking ____, began in 1948 when Israel was created, and one million Palestinians became refugees. We became to be known as the refugee-problem. The ____ refugee problem, the ____ refugee problem. And this stage continues until 1965, when nobody realized that between 1948 and 1965, four out of each ten Palestinian born in refugee camps, died before reaching the age of one. When Palestinians took to arms, to struggle and to say we have a problem, then we were - they branded us as terrorists. ,01:41:53:00>>>,And then the fifth stage was, when they signed an agreement in Oslo, with us, or in Washington, saying - on that first day, saying the Palestinian people. So the whole thing of, of the book before Oslo was the transition of a people who denied our existence, and then who used demography, and immigration to build a nation. And then, they occupied the West Bank in Gaza, in 67'. The annual population growth of the Gaza Strip, today, is 5.2%, annually, which is the highest on earth. And the West Bank, at 4, 4%, annually. So what's the logic? What's their logic? If they attribute to build in Israel, for Jews, as they say, and then bring all these immigrants to (Inaudible) factor, and then they keep occupying three - now today we have 3.6 million Palestinians. And this population growth, annually, which is almost 4.5%., ,The question I ask, in that book, and the questions are - the questions asked, to maintain an occupation that is consistent with the idea that led to the birth of Israel. How do they manage this? And is it really -only a concept of a nation for the Jewish people, that they want? Or, why do they keep occupying me? What do they want from me? We can't - anybody who knows, to calculate one plus one equals two, will calculate that this average growth rate, annually, that, in plenty of time, the whole demographic balance between the Mediterranean and the River of Jordan, will be to my favor. Why are there big settlements next to my home, Jericho - town of Jericho? Why do they build settlements in Ramalah and Hebron? What are these people -who transfer the ____ to be just one, and turned out into being a land broker? (Inaudible). , And all, you know, the conclusion of my book was that it's, it's political blindness, arrogance of power, extremism, and that, you know, I realize that there were very ugly phenomenon's, in the growth on the rise in this Israeli society, toward racism, toward fascism. Because such diseases, nobody is immune to being a racist, whether black or white, or colored, or Moslem, or Christian, or Jew. And we're always trying to find a way to explain it. The question, I brought to them in that book, what are you going to do with me? [OFF CAMERA COMMENTS] , INTERVIEWER:,You said the ____ society is racist - have gone toward racism and fascism. (Inaudible) Palestinian society? ,01:45:24:00>>>, SAEB EREKAT:, Well, the Palestinian -I'm exerting every possible ____, at this stage. Where we tend to be the last people on earth to be under occupation. Well, Israel is the last country on earth that possesses _____ occupying power. Where today are they speaking to me, in the West Bank and Gaza? 50% of Palestinian children are malnutritioned. 45% of Palestinian women - they're pregnant and they are facing anemia - anemic. And we have been pushed toward a human catastrophe, where our towns, villages and refugee camps have been turned into big prisons. ,And this human catastrophe is not happening because we were hit by floods or earthquake, or volcanoes. It's human made catastrophe. And the Israeli government made the catastrophe ____, something called closure and siege, where, where people, you know, like in - take my constituents in Jericho, who are normal people. They have seven patients who needed chemotherapy for their cancer. They died last year because we could not get them to hospitals in Jerusalem, East Jerusalem. We have three people who need kidney dialysis, and (Inaudible). They died. We could not leave them there, because of Israeli road blocks. ,So, with all this circumstances, people tend to be angry. People tend to hate. People tend to say, sometimes, bad things about Jews. We stand up and we urge them, please, don't, don't, don't let them push you towards that ____ of hating people simply because they are a different religion. And saying, openly, there is Judaism is a god religion. We must expect - we have no problem with Jews, as Jews. We have a political problem with Israeli politicians who are politically blind, who are pushing their people towards racism and fascism, and don't let them push you to these ____. , INTERVIEWER:,You were a man of peace, you are part founder of the peace camp. Where is the peace? Where is the peace camp today, and why (Inaudible)? , SAEB EREKAT:, The peace camp, the Palestinian peace camp, today, is a shattered peace camp. And I would tell you that it's - to be honest with you, also there's an Israeli peace camp - a shattered peace camp. We are mirror image of each other. Israelies and Palestinians. ,But let me tell you the following: I'm one of those who has been to life after peace. I have negotiated with Israelis during the Barak government; President Clinton, President Arafat, on a ____ status agreement. We have drafted three chapters of the treaty, me and my Israeli colleagues, and we came a long way. We know exactly that peace is doable, on all issues; the Jerusalem settlements border refugees. ,01:48:55:00>>>,And I don't act like a prophet to tell you that peace will come. The peace will happen between Palestinians and Israelis. And it's not going to happen because I wish it to happen, because the uniqueness of our conflict with the Israelis, is that it will never be played in accordance with a zero sum game. Sharon may want to play it in accordance with a zero sum game. Netanyahu [PH] may way to play it in accordance with a zero sum game. Palestinian extremists may want to play it in accordance with a zero sum game. The uniqueness, the uniqueness of this conflict, it's either two winners, or two losers. Losers we have been, for the last fifty years, because we sought the path of violence, wars, and military solution which will never provide answers. And the only way to be a winner is going to be through a meaningful peace process, that will end the Israeli occupation, and establish a Palestinian State, next to Israel, on the June 4, 67' borders. ,I did not wake up one morning, and neither did President Arafat, wake up one morning and felt his conscious was aching (Inaudible) Israelis, that he organized the State of Israel. And by the way, neither did the Israelis wake up one morning, and felt their conscious was aching that they wanted to organize the PLO, for the Palestinian people. It is a need. ,Today, when I seek peace, with Israelis, I'm not doing the Israelis a favor - the favor is for my people, my daughters. It's for me. We need peace. And today, at this darkest hour, of Palestinians and Israelis, I can tell you that the majority of Palestinians and Israelis want nothing more than the revival of hope, in their minds, that peace is doable. A revival for many, for the peace process, that would end Israel occupation, because that would be the surest way to peace in the security for all. , INTERVIEWER:,Thank you sir. You speak about the majority of Palestinians. Does the Palestinian Authority, the ____ Minister, does it speak for all the factions of the Palestinian Movement, or just for ____? , SAED EREKAT:,No, we speak for every Palestinian. I was - we were elected by the Palestinian people. It's true that I got 58% of the work in this constituency against seven candidates. But that's elections. We are a democratically elected Palestinian Authority. And we, as Palestinians, we have an overloaded wagon. We really do. We've gone through transformations that's so difficult. Sometimes it's hard to distinguish and tell the difference, and educate our people about the difference between political pluralism - meaning having parties, having different opinions, having a position, or authority pluralism; (Inaudible) into their own hands, and achieve this through guns, or through violence, through whatever. And we're telling them, we must tolerate and build a nation, build on political pluralism. But authority pluralism must not be tolerated under any circumstances, under any religious ____, under any reason. Nothing justifies authority pluralism, because it's the ____ destruction. ,WE have, we have another (Inaudible) because sometimes we tell people, okay you can't come to (Inaudible) in Jericho. And (Inaudible) against me, against my policies, against me as a peace maker, which they do. Okay? But when you stand up and start advocating to hate Jews, or to kill Jews, simply because they are Jews, that is not freedom of expression. That's incitement, and that should be punishable by law. That's what we're doing, that's (Inaudible). ,Now, you take all of this, Palestinian Authority, that is not a Palestinian State, we are not a state, ___ government that is a conflict of limitation. I cannot leave my hometown, Jericho, unless a military commander allow me. The farmers cannot leave Jericho unless the military commanders would allow them. The occupation continued. The settlements continued. Confiscation of land continued. And we were up against all of these things. And then all of the continuation of the settlement activity, the confiscation of land, (Inaudible) because this is the ammunition for our extremists - Palestinian extremists who are killing, but Israelis don't want peace. , INTERVIEWER:,I read in an Israeli newspaper, ____ that there is actually a civil war in the Palestinian community. That it is actually not the Palestinian Authority speaking for ____. The Palestinian Authority is in a civil war against Hamas, against the Jihad, and they're not a unified nation speaking for all. Are you in a civil war with Hamas and Jihad? ,01:53:58:00>>>, SAEB EREKAT:,No. No. I don't think we have a civil war. I don't think we, we will have a civil war. But, as I said, we are telling all Palestinian factions that authority pluralism will not be tolerated, cannot be tolerated. And there will be one authority, and that is the elected authority. Because our way of life, when a Palestinian State established, and mark my words, they're gonna be free democratic nation, accountable, transparent, belief in human rights, and the universal values of human rights. ,Now, I'm not saying that we have magic solutions, or magic states. We're being challenged by certain parties, by certain extremists who want to take the law into their own hands. Who want to exercise their rights as an authority. By that, because they're not a state. And today, the Sharon government has done nothing but destroy us. (Inaudible) here in Jericho. I am directed to help the people of Jericho. Me and my constituent. Farmers come to me to help them give their citrus or vegetables to the Mullah Market. I can't help them . They have to go to an Israeli officer, the ____ in the entrance of Jericho, and get the permission from him. If a Palestinian wants to leave to a university, he has to seek the permission of Israelis. If a Palestinian sick person wants to go to a hospital, or go to a ____, or get whatever. But Sharon is making me irrelevant, on the hour, every hour, here. , INTERVIEWER:,What about the - the ____ Martyrs Brigade. They're supposed to be connected to ____. Are they connected to a Palestinian Authority, or are they enemies of the Palestinian Authority? What's the position on the (Inaudible)? ,01:55:51:00>>>, SAEB EREKAT:,Well, the position of all Palestinians, and the ____ Martyr Brigades, or all other military groups, the Palestinian Authority's position is that we do not tolerate anybody taking the matters into their own hands, period. Whether it's from this faction, or that faction. There is one authority that's been calling to stop all attacks, to stop suicide bombing, to stop everything, and I think people should listen to. But now, you know, we're an authority by name. Sharon is destroying this ability. Sharon destroyed our ability. Sharon destroyed our command centers, our communication center, our police stations, our prisons. And, you know, I understand that if I'm accountable, I have to be irrelevant. But if you're making me irrelevant, don't make me accountable. ,So that's the - Sharon's game. Sharon is destroying us on the hour, every hour. But when something goes wrong, because his policies of ____ would always fail, and he will not bring any peace or security Israelis through military means. If a suicide bombing happens, while he is in full control of our towns, villages and refugee camps, and his tanks ____, he points his finger at Arafat, and asks to blame us. , INTERVIEWER:, Do you oppose - what was your response to President Bush's call for a regime change in June, this past year in 2002? ,01:57:21:00>>>, SAEB EREKAT:,Well, we responded to him. I held a press conference here, and we had the Palestinian Authority. And we announced that we would convene presidential and ministerial elections, so the Palestinian people can choose, electoraly, their leader. And I thanked President Bush. The Palestinians have elected this leadership, in free and fair elections, that was helped and sponsored by their American Administration, and by the European union, by the way. And let Palestinians choose their leader, through one mean, only. And that is democracy and elections. We don't have an army, we don't have a navy, we don't have an air force. ,So, if President Bush thinks we can't have a coup, it's not possible. We don't have the means. You know, Israel is the strongest - one of the strongest army on earth. We have been facing the most disproportionate use of force in the history of mankind. So, (Inaudible) Arafat, us, every Palestinian, we want to hold presidential and administrative elections, so Palestinians can choose their leader. But I don't think that is ____ to President Bush, or to Prime Minister Sharon, that they could care less. The Palestinians are ruled by the Boy Scouts, or Atilah the Hun, that's a pretext. I believe this president of the United States, has decided to take the cost free road, of slugging Palestinians, of blaming Palestinians, because it doesn't cost him anything. And I believe this administration has the same gift from the peace process and the end result, is more Israeli and Palestinian blood, and that is the truth, and that's the unfortunate truth. , INTERVIEWER:,What do you think has gone most wrong about the (Inaudible) in the past two years? What have been the most successful, and the biggest mistakes? ,01:59:05:00>>> , SAEB EREKAT:,Well I, I don't think that we can find answers, in terms of trying to site mistakes, or trying to find answers, or trying to find good things or bad things. It's very expensive. Palestinians, my job, and my belief is to save lives, of Israelis and Palestinians. Listen, I'm a father of four. It breaks my heart to see an Israeli child die, or killed in a suicide bombing, here, which I condemn. And which we, in the Palestinian Authority and President Arafat condemn. And we have always said (Inaudible) target civilians, over Israelis or Palestinians. But when people want to give to us, a solution, solve the problem, they usually handle the roots of the problem. And the roots of the problem, here, is occupation. ,When the Oslo Accords were signed, Palestinians, in the streets of Ramalah, and streets of Jericho, and the streets of Gaza, said goodbye to Israeli soldiers who were leaving. Because they believed that we can achieve peace through negotiations. Ten years, after Oslo, Palestinians are still telling us now, you promised us. We're still under occupation. Settlements are expanding. Where is the peace you promised us? , INTERVIEWER:,You talk about the opposition to the militancy of the extremists. But they are still doing so much, the ____ Martyr Brigade continues ____ very popular, as the - these militants, have they gotten away from you, are they no longer led by the ____? ,02:00:54:00>>>, SAEB EREKAT:,I don't know exactly what's, what's happening. I don't have an answer, to be honest with you. But I know that -listen, if Sharon manages to achieve his end game, and that is to destroy the Palestinian Authority, and to kill President Arafat, the alternative to this Palestinian Authority, and to President Arafat, it's gonna be chaos. There's gonna be anarchy. , In my hometown, there will be militias, and warlords dividing the city between themselves, and the first thing they will do is to kill people like me. And this will be the situation in all Palestinian towns and villages, and refugee camps. And I'm sure that, at that point, Sharon and ____ will stand on American TV to say, we want to make peace, we want to make a concession for peace, but we don't have partners. You don't expect us to negotiate with militias and warlords and Taliban and ____. That's their end game. Their end game is to let things reach the point of chaos. I believe what we're suffering from, Palestinians and Israelis, are the near seeds that _____ planted between 1996 and 99', when he was the Prime Minister. , , INTERVIEWER:,You mentioned Taliban. Americans often make comparisons. Since September 11th, they feel the price of terrorism. And for them, perhaps, the September 11th - the suicide bombing of a _____ Martyr Brigade looks like the Taliban, the Osama Bin Laden attack. It looks like the same thing. That may be the root of (Inaudible). , SAEB EREKAT:, Well I - first of all, Israel, since September 11th, I believe - Sharon and the Israeli government, and Israeli politicians, have tried to hijack September 11th. I look at it - as Palestinians we condemn the attacks on the Twin Towers, and in Washington, were the strongest possible attack. Palestinians in Gaza, and Jericho, and Ramala, stood in lines to donate blood to the American victims, held vigils. And yet, we are - to the common Palestinian, you know, occupation is the highest form of terrorism. And we suffer from the Israeli state of terrorism. ,02:03:31:00>>>,And it's ironic that, you know, at a time when the Americans go to Afghanistan, we see these Americans and British in Afghanistan, building schools, building water pipes, building roads. How can the Israelis compare themselves with Americans and, and those in Afghanistan, who are building a nation, while they lay army in Jericho, in Ramala, in Gaza, in ____, and destroying the water system; the roads, the sidewalks, the schools. So, how can Americans not see the difference? Americans were not out there fighting the Afghanis, or Taliban, or Al Qaeda. These people did this horrible, murderous attack on innocent Americans working in New York and in Washington. , So how can Israel get away with trying to equate between the two situations? By simply using the fact that my middle name is Mohammad. And that's very dangerous. That is a dangerous thing. It's another phenomena of Bin Laden, that Israel is trying to use now - (Inaudible) a Moslem, and that's very dangerous. That's racism. And that should stop. Islam is not a religion that advocates bombings or suicide bombings, or killings of civilians, or ___. And, as Palestinians, we stood up and told Bin Laden ____ Arafat, stood up on record and told him, don't use your injustices for our just cause. That's our position. , INTERVIEWER:,You are a man of peace and negotiation, not a man of ____. Camp David, [TONE] (Inaudible) opportunity for negotiations. What went wrong at Camp David? Why did (Inaudible)? What happened with (Inaudible) Bill Clinton - ,02:05:36:00>>>, SAEB EREKAT:,Look, I know that difference. My word against Netanyahu's word, or Barak's word, in the commerce and the senate. I don't stand a chance. I don't stand a chance. And what happened in Camp David, I was there. I believe no Palestinians and Israelis have come, ____ in Camp David. Many stones were, were, were unturned. And it's not, you know, our resolution about doctor's salaries or nurse's salaries. These issues that we're negotiating are what make Israelis and Palestinians ____ settlements, borders, refugees, Jerusalem. We're the product of history, religion, and so on. So, we came a long way. ,And then after Camp, Camp David, I sat with ______ for fifty-seven ____, under Camp David in Jerusalem, West Jerusalem. In which we came a long, long, long way, the Clint - the Clinton parameters of December 23rd, which I received from President Clinton (Inaudible). And then I went back with President Arafat, to see President Clinton, no January 2nd, 2001, just eighteen days before he left the White House. And President Arafat told him, I accept your barometers, with the following clarifications - the same answer that Barak gave. ____ saw President Clinton in Tel Aviv, Citizen Clinton, and I said to him, Mr. President, why did you say that we rejected your promises? You know what Arafat told you, yes? He said, I was told if I don't say this, there will not be a Peace Camp in Israel. , So, we came a long way. We have drafted three chapters of the permanent status treaty. And the on - and we agreed, I agreed with my Israeli colleagues that by 13th of April, 2001, the treaty would be concluded. And what happened was, in February they elected Sharon. Sharon became the Prime Minister, in March 2001, and he suspended all negotiations. That is the truth. That's what happened. , , INTERVIEWER:,Have things become better, since that time of Camp David, has the intifada advanced things for the Palestinian people, and if so, how? ,02:07:53:00>>>, SAEB EREKAT:,Don't take the intifada as, ah, advanced or put things backward. The Intifada is a Palestinian message. When Palestinians - so, you know, the continuation of settlements. So, Sharon and the holiest of the holy, for the Moslems in (Inaudible), okay? They came to the realization that the peace camp way of negotiations had failed. So the intifada came as a message that you will not accept occupation. We will continue asking for our freedom and liberty, which you failed to give us through negotiations. Which YOU - we were told by Baker, personally told by Jim Baker, (Inaudible) that they stand next to those who stand next to peace. That once we recognize the State of Israel, once we accept two for two, things will change and we will have a two-step solution. And for ten years, Palestinians have seen the continuation of settlements, confiscation of land, demolition of homes, and they were asking people like me, you promised us. We're supposed to (Inaudible)? He told us once (Inaudible) Israel, we will have our own state. You brought us nothing but more settlements. ,So now, that's the cause for the intifada. It's not because the Palestinians dreamt - Palestinians dream of their liberty and freedom, and they will seek it. In my world, I tell Palestinians, we gonna get our freedom, and our liberty, our independence, through a meaningful peace process, that will lead to the ending of the Israel occupation. Others, others are saying to me, we tried to for ten years. You brought us no peace, you brought us no security. So the real challenge, today, is to believe that peace can walk. , , INTERVIEWER:,Do you support the road map of the quartet; President Bush and the (Inaudible)? , SAEB EREKAT:,We support it, yes. We are on record, and President Arafat wrote letters to the court, saying that we (Inaudible) President. , , INTERVIEWER:,What are - what parts of - what magic ingredients would be the final, absolute thing that Israel would provide? It would be an end of conflict for now, and forever, no more struggles, no more war? ,02:10:28:00>>>, SAEB EREKAT:,End the occupation. End the occupation, and to have agreement of Israel withdraw to the June 4, 67' borders, and a just solution to the refugee problem. It's not, it's not that we need top reinvent the wheel. These things are specified in resolutions 242, and 238, which we agreed with Israelis, and signed with Israelis that the objective of negotiations would lead to the limitation of 242 and 238, meaning, ending the Israeli occupation, Israel will withdraw, a just solution to the refugee problem. , , INTERVIEWER:,Is there room for a negotiation of the June 4th, 67's borders? , SAEB EREKAT:,Meaning? , , INTERVIEWER:,Is there any room to negotiate, in other words - , SAEB EREKAT:, [OVERLAP] Meaning - , , INTERVIEWER:,Exactly, Barak claims to have offered 100% of the equivalent territory, but not necessarily that exact same territory. ,02:11:18:00>>>, SAEB EREKAT:,Well I don't think Barak was saying the truth, when he said that. As a matter of fact, I have never received anything from Barak. And I challenge him to show it to you. As a matter of fact, all the ideas that came out, accepting 67', and then we have a swap of land in size and value, was our idea. Was OUR idea. The fact that we came and said, we accept a state with limited arms, and we accept American and European troops in the state, it was our idea. That we accepted three monitoring station for Israel, in the State of Palestine, and that we accepted to have Israel control over the Jewish Quarters in our city of East Jerusalem, that was OUR idea. And I challenge Barak to show -what he offered the Palestinians. ,Barak came to Camp David without a government. Sharanski [PH] had left him, ____ had left him, _____ was about to leave, and this is the truth. But I told you, we are not running a charitable organization, if it's my word against Barak's word, in the congress and the senate, and for that matter in American media, I don't stand a chance. But ignoring the fact, or denying the fact don't mean they don't exist. This is the fact of what happened in the negotiations. , , INTERVIEWER:,Are you saying you ____ all these causes that broke down the trust and (Inaudible) negotiations that led to the intifada? So that means that what had ___ Ariel Sharon to visit to the Temple Mount, caused - ,02:12:55:00>>>, SAEB EREKAT:,No I think, I think Ariel Sharon's visit to the Harim Sharif [PH] ____, was intended to destroy the peace process. Sharon knew exactly what he was doing. Sharon knew that exists historical moment when negotiations are not producing, when settlements are continuing, when Palestinians are suffering, when Israelis are doubting. It is the right time for him to do this visit and destroy everything. And I remember President Arafat - in Barak's home, I was with him, begging Barak not to allow Sharon to go to Temple Mount, to the Harim Sharif, and to a ____ Mosque. And Sharon knew exactly that if he did this visit, he would destroy everything. He knew what he was doing. , , INTERVIEWER:,You mentioned June 4th, you mentioned end of occupation, you did not say anything about refugees. (Inaudible) , SAEB EREKAT:,[OVERLAP]I said - I said, a just, a just solution to the refugee problem, and I'm not going to negotiate any of the issues, or where we stand in terms of our positions on - on TV. I leave this to the negotiating table. , , INTERVIEWER:,Which Israeli - and you've met many of them, which Israeli would be an appropriate peace maker, who really strikes you (Inaudible) that can be somebody that -,02:14:18:00>>> , SAEB EREKAT:,[OVERLAP] To be honest with you, I have all the respect of the democratic trust of Israelis. And I'm willing to negotiate with any Israeli - leader the Israelis elect. Because I want to make peace with all Israelis, not for this party or that party in Israel. And whoever runs Israel is the choice of Israelis, not my business. I'm not gonna (Inaudible) an Israeli negotiator. , , INTERVIEWER:,Do you understand the young Palestinian - what it takes to carry out a suicide bombing, inside Israel? Do you understand what - , SAEB EREKAT:,It gives me a pain in the heart, because I really want Palestinians, and I want my children to be the doctors, the lawyers, the poets, the journalists, and not the suicide bombers. I believe we must revive hope in the minds of Palestinians. We must tell our children, that yes, you'll be able to attend university, yes you will have jobs, yes you will have your freedom, yes you'll have your independence. Yes, this occupation will end. That's what we need to get our answers. And we hope we can ____. , , INTERVIEWER:,What do you see as the -what do you see as the vision in the future? Do you predict that one day peace will come?,02:15:37:00>>>, SAEB EREKAT:,Absolutely. Listen, I think the dire situation out there -this human catastrophe that's facing Palestinians, and the situation that the Israelis are living under is just one thing. I want the Israelis and Palestinians to think that what's happening out there is because we did not make peace. And the absence of peace, this is _____. So I'm sure that Palestinians and Israelis will make peace. Because peace is doable. There will be a Palestinian State beside the State of Israel, on the June 4th, 67' border. ,But the real challenge is, how many lives, how many Israeli lives and Palestinian lives must go before we, we come back to the negotiating table? What does Sharon wait for? What is he waiting for? How many lives? How many Palestinians and Israelis must die before people like Sharon must be convinced that there is not - there will never be a ____ solution to this problem. , , INTERVIEWER:,On those lines, just to follow up, what do you say Palestinians have the right to do in the resistance, until the occupation (Inaudible)? ,02:16:57:00>>>, SAEB EREKAT:, Well, I believe that Palestinians have the right to stand up against occupation. I believe the Palestinians must stand up for their liberty and freedom. And I tell the Palestinians that we can do, and get our liberty and freedom through a meaningful peace process. And I really hope that today, even though I believe, I'm in a very small minority. I believe that we can revive hope in the minds of Palestinians, that peace is doable, and that we can reach our freedom and independence through a meaningful peace process. We need the help of those who believe in peace. I could care less if someone is pro Palestinian, or someone is pro Israeli in the United States. My world is divided between those who are pro peace, and those who are against peace. And there are those who are pro peace, on both sides, that need the help of every decent human being. , INTERVIEWER:,Can you help to really stop the terrorism? , SAEB EREKAT:,We are trying our best. We are trying our best. But - have you been to our towns in Jeanine and Nablith [PH], and the _____, recently? Where is the Palestinian Authority? Is there a Palestinian Authority? We are being destroyed by Sharon, on the hour, every hour. , INTERVIEWER:,Do you feel like the Israelis really all feel like Sharon is an extremist? ,02:18:22:00>>>, SAEB EREKAT:,[OVERLAP] Usually, you know, nations do export technology, export oil, export diamonds, export food. Mr. Sharon is a master at exporting fear, in his own people. And he _____. I think it's ironic about the fact that he brought them no peace, no security, and yet people will vote him as the next - as the Prime Minister of Israel. [OFF CAMERA COMMENTS] ,[END OF INTERVIEW]
Blowing up Paradise
RFO
SUMMIT OVAL OFFICE
00:00:00:00 Washington 10/1/96 at :00 MS CLINTON AND KING HUSSEIN SITTING FOR PHOTOS IN OVAL OFFICE / at :11 MS CHRISTOPHER AND ARAFAT SITTING ON SOFA IN OVAL OFFICE / at :15 MS PANS OVER TO CLINT ...
1990s NEWS
OCT 13, 1996 NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING AND 1 DOA, DEAD ON ARRIVAL 2236 3RD AVE, 122 ST, MANHATTAN, EAST HARLEM -AWNING FOR BUILDING, FREEPORT DISCOUNT AUTO PARTS STORE, DAYTIME INVESTIGATION, NYPD POLICE OFFICERS IN FRONT, POLICE DO NOT CROSS SIGNS POSTED, MANY PEDESTRIANS PASS BY -NEXT DOOR TO THE BETHEL CHURCH, IGLESIA PENTECOSTAL, CRIME SCENE UNIT ON SITE -SIGN READS "PRIVATE PARTY, TIGHT SECURITY, NO NONSENSE!!, YOU WILL BE SEARCHED, COME IN PEACE!!", MEMORIAL CANDLES BURN OUTSIDE ON SIDEWALK -NYPD INSPECTOR MAKES STATEMENT ABOUT SHOOTING IN ILLEGAL SOCIAL CLUB, PERP SHOT 8 PEOPLE, 16 YEAR OLD MALE VICTIM DIED, ANSWERS QUESTIONS FROM PRESS -STREET SIGN: EAST 122 ST AND 3 AVE
POLICE OVERNIGHT (11/15/1996)
Only ten fires overnight, way down from night before, natsnd of police on patrol keeping the peace.
ISRAEL: PM EHUD BARAK TAKES PART IN MEMORIAL
TAPE_NUMBER: EF99/1055 IN_TIME: 12:33:08 - 15:26:18 // 20:20:30 LENGTH: 02:18 SOURCES: APTN RESTRICTIONS: FEED: VARIOUS (THE ABOVE TIME-CODE IS TIME-OF-DAY) SCRIPT: Hebrew/Nat Just hours before leaving on a trip to Europe, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak called for peace with Syria while participating in a ceremony commemorating the 1973 Mideast war. In his speech, Barak empathised with the Syrians over the loss of their soldiers in the war. Barak is traveling to Germany and France, both countries involved with the U-S led efforts to revive peace talks. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak took part in a memorial on Tuesday in the Jerusalem Army Cemetery of Mount Herzel to honor Israeli soldiers killed in the 1973 Mideast war. In his speech, Barak made a plea to Syria for peace and said the Syrian people lost many lives as did the Israelis in the fighting. Israel's Foreign Minister, David Levy was there, along with opposition leader, Ariel Sharon, and Israel's Chief Rabbis. In his speech before cabinet ministers, political opposition and religious leaders, Barak said this is the time for the peace of the brave between the two countries. SOUNDBITE: (Hebrew) "To our neighbours the Syrians headed by President Assad that also suffered many casualties during the Yom Kippur war we say: This is the time for peace of the brave. Enough with wars enough with bloodshed. We too and our neighbours should understand that there will be no peace without security." SUPER CAPTION: Ehud Barak, Israeli Prime Minister In his election campaign, Barak said his aim was to achieve peace with Syria, Lebanon and the Palestinians during his four year term of office. Israeli-Syrian negotiations have been suspended since February 1996. The two still disagree on terms for where to resume peace talks. SHOTLIST: Jerusalem - September 21, 1999 XFA 1. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak laying a wreath 2. Torch lighting 3. Long shot ceremony 4. Long shot ceremony with Barak and ministers 5. Close-up Ariel Sharon, opposition leader 6. Close-up David Levi, Israeli Foreign Minister 7. Close-up Chief Rabbis 8. Long shot ceremony 9. SOUNDBITE: (Hebrew) Ehud Barak, Israeli Prime Minister 10. Barak leaves podium and sits with ministers 11. Long shot graves with people visiting 12. Long shot graves with people visiting 13. Various closer shots people visiting graves?
BIKE AGAINST VIOLENCE (10/23/1996)
Bicycle officers finish their cross-Florida ride from Miami to the capitol today, culminating with a rally in Tallahassee this morning. They're "pedaling for peace" to call attention to the growing problem of teen gangs.
CLINTON WREATH LAYIN
00:00:00:00 [Clinton attends the 15th annual Natl Peace Officer's Memorial Service]-- Washington 5/15/96 at :00 WS CLINTON WALKS IN FRONT OF AUDIENCE UP TO MEMORIAL, TAKES FLOWER FROM WOMAN A ...
CONTEMPORARY STOCK FOOTAGE
NEWSFEED: 7/26-28/05 SPEECHES & T/H, UNREST/RIOTS, GOOD INDUSTRIAL FIRE, RUNNING OF BULLS, HELICOPTER CRASH, HEAT WAVES ;MEXICO PEOPLE GORED RUNNING OF THE BULLS oh those customs, bull knocks man down, man grabs bulls tail, man lying immobile;...you hear screams and an organ playing 'Espana Cani'. Bull knocks another guy down & flings him, ha! He's ok. Men carry stretcher ;RUMSFELD KYRGYZSTAN Rumsfeld & this guy shake hands, conference table, speech ;CHICAGO HELICOPTER CRASH Aerial firefighters around wreck on shoulder of fwy ;VA JAMBOREE BOY SCOUT DEATHS distraught scoutmaster speaking, (some troop leaders were electrocuted); PROTEST VIOLENCE CONTINUES Looks like India, riot police start swatting people with canes, crowd throwing rocks at police ;Int men lying in hospital beds (not state of the art), peaceful protesters, bored police ;ALGERIAN DIPLOMATS KIDNAPED video made by kidnapers ;POLAND MINER CLASH protesters having standoff with riot police, pulling down barricade, blasted by firehose, throwing rocks ;Man collapses as gunshots sound, others gather round, frustrated man throws down his helmet, man loaded into ambulance ;CHINA ZIMBABWE MUGABE VISITS Int shaking hands, soldiers standing at attention, conference table, signing agreement ;CHINA N.KOREA SIX PARTY TALKS delegates posing, conference table ;VA SCOUT DEATHS same talk head, army spokesman ;JOHN ROBERTS WITH SEN GRAHAM photo-op chat, shake hands. ROBERTS WITH SEN HUTCHISON photo-op chat ;HOMELAND SECURITY D.C. TRANSIT SECURITY HEARING. VA BOY SCOUT JAMBOREE RESUMES kids arriving, tents ;BOY SCOUTS more of that same talk head. WHITE HOUSE ON DEATHS McLellan prances in, White House pres conf ;7/27/1996 OLYMPIC BOMBING wow, interview interrupted by rumble of bomb, NX ambulance, paramedics & wounded; 7/27/1953 KOREAN WAR ARMISTICE B/W delegates enter, movie cameras, signing treaty, soldier on stretcher ;ELIZABETH SMART FILE girl playing harp, home movie, banner asking for information about kidnaped girl, Aerial house ;Cops on motorcycles single file, stills ;ARGENTINA FANS AT EVA PERONS GRAVE Peronistas carrying flags, visiting mausoleum, vigil ;CUBA 52ND ANNIVERSARY OF REVOLUTION people along breakwater, street scene, flags & banners, Castro ;NE BARBARA BUSH READS TO KIDS speech, girl reading speech (she's a bit young to be kissing ass), Babs signs stuffed animal ;PRISON INMATES GET RELIGIOUS TRAINING speech, prisoners applaud (not thrilled) ;OH HIGH TEMPS & HUMIDITY (A heat wave in July?!) steamroller, repaving street, police officer drinking Gatorade or something ;AL-MOAYAD SENTENCED stills, courtroom sketches ;OK WALGREENS SETTLEMENT ;ITALY CONSTANTINE STATUE HEAD FOUND ruins, Int classical art museum, unveiling head, reporters & photographers ;OK CANOEING FUNDRAISER balloon folding clown, men in canoe push off, HEY, THAT CANOE HAS AN OUTBOARD MOTOR! CHEATER, CHEATER!!! ;MO SCHOOL BUS SAFETY MEETING like it says... ;TX PLANT FIRE INVESTIGATION Aerial twin plumes of black smoke rising from industrial fire ;
Japan Anniversary - Memorial service for victims of Nagasaki bombing
TAPE: EF01/0580 IN_TIME: 07:20:48 DURATION: 2:24 SOURCES: NHK RESTRICTIONS: DATELINE: Nagasaki, 9 Aug 2001 SHOTLIST: 1. Close up of grave at dawn 2. Wide shot of grave yard at dawn 3. Close up of Peace Statue 4. Wide of Peace Statue at Nagasaki Peace Park where people start coming to pray from early morning 5. Close up of woman praying in rain 6. SOUNDBITE (Japanese) Voxpop of female Nagasaki citizen "Remembering that day makes me cry. I could not stop crying this morning." 7. Wide shot of ceremony at Nagasaki Peace Park 8. Nagasaki officials placing books enlisting two-thousand and 439 new names of a-bomb radiation sufferers, most of whom died in the last one year 9. Close up of bell ringing at 0202 GMT 10. Wide of people praying at ceremony 11. People praying at an office 12. People praying in street 13. People praying at Japan Red Cross Hospital where a bomb radiation sufferers praying 14. A-bomb radiation sufferers praying 15. Wide of ceremony 16. Wide of Koizumi walking in 17. SOUNDBITE (Japanese) Junichiro Koizumi, Japanese Prime Minister "I will swear in front of souls of those who died that Japan will be at the forefront of efforts to promote arms reduction and nuclear non-proliferation for the elimination of nuclear weapons and realisation of permanent peace." 18. Wide of Peace Statue 19. SOUNDBITE (Japanese) Voxpop of Nagasaki citizen "I don't want anyone to produce atomic bombs. I don't want any one to use them. I lost my dear father and brother because of A-bomb. Therefore, my feeling against A-bomb is firm every year. " 20. Wide of Peace Statue STORYLINE: Japan's southwestern city of Nagasaki on Thursday paused to remember the dropping of the atomic bomb on their city 56 years ago. The so-called "Fat Man" bomb killed as many as 70-thousand people in the world's second nuclear assault. People started coming to Nagasaki's Peace Park from the early hours of the morning to say prayers for the dead. Although more than half a century passed since the dropping of the bomb, the people of Nagasaki never forget the nightmare that they witnessed with their own eyes. Many of them attended a peace memorial ceremony in the park, near the site where the bomb exploded. They bowed their heads, many clasping their hands in prayer as a bell rang out and an air-raid siren filled the skies with its plaintive cry. The crowd observed 60 seconds of silent prayer at 1102 local time (0202 GMT), the time the US plane dropped the bomb. City officials estimated the number of participants at four and a half thousand but more people were expected to visit the park throughout the day. Nagasaki was the second a-bomb attack. Three days earlier, a bomb had been dropped on Hiroshima, killing about 140-thousand people. Nagasaki is about 982 kilometres (614 miles) southwest of Tokyo on the main southern island of Kyushu. Japan surrendered on 15 August 1945, bringing World War II to an end. In an address marking the anniversary, Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi promised to press for the speedy enactment of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, a 1996 agreement that would prohibit all test explosions of nuclear weapons as well as other nuclear explosions. So far, 160 countries have signed the 1996 CTBT, but only 67 of them have ratified it. The United States has been reluctant to ratify it and seems rather eager to push ahead its missile-defence programme. In doing so, it appears ready to pull out of the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with Moscow.
Immigration: what to do with the undocumented?
A2 / France 2
Interview with Dahlan & Gaza B-Roll
Interview with Dahlan & Gaza B-Roll,1:00:30 - 1:01:03>>> Alley way in Gaza, Arabic graffiti, carpet, laundry, man at a distance,1:01:04 - 1:01:16>>>man walking in the alley,1:01:17 - 1:01:23>>>close shot of Arabic graffiti,1:01:24 - 1:01:38>>>view of alley across the street, cars driving past ,1:01:39 - 1:01:49>>>equipment in alley, boy on bicycle,1:01:49 - 1:01:58>>>Busy street, traffic,1:01:59 - 1:02:34>>>2 women -modestly dressed, wearing headdresses-talking with younger man,1:02:35 - 1:06:13>>>children on the street, playing, ,1:06:14 - 1:06:32>>>older people on the street,1:06:33 - 1:09:00>>>driving shots of houses, graffiti , buildings, shops,end of B-Roll,01:14:31>>>,INTERVIEWER: First of all, in my opinion and the opinion of other people, what you did in 1996 was very difficult. You decided to do it now at a very difficult time. Explain why you decided to do it now?,01:16:00>>>,DAHLAN: I think the challenge of this picture, is and I agree to enter this challenge and under this kind of huge destruction of the Palestinian society and the Palestinian institution, a lot of things is being asked from me, a lot of commitment. But I know some Palestinians should do it, and I take this risk because I find some American interest I find also the Palestinian society are interest. But still the Israelis are not interest and I hope that somebody, I hope that by time by.. they will be convinced to go ahead with the whole process.,01:16:45>>>,INTERVIEWER: What do you feel you need to show for the chance you took?,01:19:06>>>,DAHLAN: The question is very clear on the road map, I did start two months ago and I did achieve in two months in terms of performs what I supposed to do in six months, I achieved in two months. And I committed to my commitment and I believe we are in the right direction there is good reform for the Palestinian and the Palestinian feel it and there is security and there is total depression for the Israelis and I hope the Israelis take the Peace Process serious issue and they should deal with it in a serious way. And Sharon should say ... at the Al Aqba summit what he is supposed to say about the ... Palestinian State , the independent Palestinian State and he didn't, but after 45 years Israel does not really implement a lot of the road map actually they just withdraw from some street and some checkpoints around Gaza and around Bethlehem but they still control us and I hope that things will move to a much better way than we are now.,01:20:14>>>,INTERVIEWER: This Question and I hope I can express it right, you just said that in our medium we have said that if Hamas does things wrong you will stop them but not arrest them because you don't have the real power to arrest them because you don't have a State. I have always been really confused by this. The Israelis want you to arrest them, to destroy their infrastructure and you want the Israelis to release prisoners, freeze the settlements, and withdraw from certain areas. It seems always to me in the Middle East, who goes first, who will make the first move. Is it not possible for them to move at the same time? ,01:21:23>>>,DAHLAN: Well first of all we did our part we started to implement our obligation and till now there is no more attacks on the Israelis, there is no ... anybody can prepare a suicide bombing... 70 % pf the population in Israel feel this and big change in their society. And our activities against the people who are preparing these types of attacks its more and more you know comforting and more effective than before. First of all I have to really, to, to, to rebel my character because there is all my capability ... as I understood .....and the police have been destroyed or smashed in Gaza and the West Bank. All my forces are spending all their times in their homes after 2 years and half the security, you know its not easy to just only pick up the phone and ask the people to do what you can that's it. I mean ... everything destroyed, telecommunications, computer system the headquarters. So I am stuck alone and within two months I rebuild the system from zero point. It needs time, it doesn't mean the Israelis are asking us to do it and that's it. And the second question the Israelis are being started to destroy our capability and HAMAS infrastructure in West Bank. Two years and a half before this moment. What did they achieve till now? I have this question. Did they destroy the infrastructure for Hamas in West Bank? If yes, its good. Which means they don't have the right to ask me to destroy it once again. And if not it means that's after two years and half. They failed and they are asking me to do it in one week, its not fair.,01:23:35>>>,INTERVIEWER: I think personally, that you achieved a miracle because now you have already many days ... with no killing, and you have no people to enforce it, how did you even achieve this much to this point how where you able to do this?,01:23:52>>>,DAHLAN: Look I have to speak in Arabic in this question, because the Israelis, are you know, confused how we can do it , and sometimes Mr. Sharon says it seems to me that Mohammed handled all these activities before. ,INTERVIEWER:,Mohammed,DAHLAN:,He means me,01:24:07>>>,DAHLAN: you know..the Israelis use the logic of power, I use the ARABIC-consults with interpreter-wisdom, goes into Arabic,01:25:55>>>,INTERPRETER: ...Get all this come down. Talk to these guys by convincing the Palestinian faction by the logic, by the power of the logic, not the logic of the power; and at the time the Israelis used the force use the army against the Palestinians, use the strong hand against the Palestinians and they couldn't do it. And I believe because of that they are in a crisis they want to understand how we managed to do that and they failed at the time when we succeed.,01:26:29>>>,INTERVIEWER: Everybody thinks, not everybody, but- that HAMAS is just using these three months to re-arm, do you think this is happening?,01:26:45>>>,DAHLAN: First of all, they are there in the West Bank. The Israeli IDF in West Bank that which means that they are speaking about Gaza or Gaza and the West Bank. If HAMAS wants to rebel their ... for example in Gaza or in West Bank till now the Israeli IDF in West Bank are all over West Bank, in Nablus, in Jenin, in Tulkram. Everywhere. Which means they have the right to do it. IN their own ways. With HAMAS rebuilding their capability there. If they are asking about Gaza, speaking about Gaza, its something different. Gaza, first of all the matter of rebuilding capability which means that it seems to me that they want to compare it to Iraq for example, or similar to Iraq, rebuilding. We have to ask Americans to send the Mr. Hans Blix for example, to look for-, INTERVIEWER: The inspection officer..,01:27:43>>>,DAHLAN: Its silly, really, it should, that means that also the Israel succeeded to destroy the infrastructure for HAMAS here in Gaza. Which is not true, they succeed to destroy the infrastructure of the Palestinian Authority here in Gaza. But for HAMAS they did nothing. They killed or assassinate two, three, ten, twenty people from HAMAS leadership. Which doesn't mean anything, by the way. And now the issue that they fail to do within the last two years they are asking to do it in a second. And the second issue, the slogan ... used by the Israelis. The infrastructure of HAMAS it is huge and big slogan. For me, no one can explain to me what the Israelis mean by the infrastructure of HAMAS. If they are looking for the mosques, for the weapons, for the smuggling of women. No one can specify what the Israelis mean by the infrastructure, but we have our own way, we have our own explanation. And with it for in 1996 in a good way, in an excellent way. And, now we have the ability to do it again. But in another way. And we convinced that we can do it. In a quiet way, and it might, we might use from time to time ... we will do it in our own way. But let Sharon do his own part of the agreement and the Americans can control us and can control the Israelis. And monitoring, there is a monitoring system from the American side. They can say that we are doing our job or not. I convinced the American have the ability to convince the Israelis to do their parts of the agreement. We would be in a society, both the Israelis and the Palestinians. ,1:29:00>>>,INTERVIEWER: Are you saying, Thank you first of all, it is very important for our people to understand this...we can do it in a better way than in 1996...what do you mean by your own way, is it that the people/HAMAS are more willing to listen...in a nonviolent way?,1:30:27>>>,DAHLAN:I don't want to explain my plan but shortly as we did it, within these two months, no can believe that we can make the ceasefire and cement the ceasefire and we did it alone without any help from the Israeli side till now, we will do it in the future.,1:30:42>>>,INTERVIEWER:,I won't ask...let me go to another topic, when the Israelis say that they will not release anyone with blood on their hands and they are releasing people who have only a few days to go. First of all, does this really help? Second of all if you were the Israelis, would you release a person who committed an act where he killed someone and has 10 years to go on a sentence?,1:31:14>>>,DAHLAN:,Yes, of course yes. We are looking to the peace and to the future. We are not tying our hands to the past. We will do it. And the French Government did it before us and they have the experience to do it. And we have the experience to do it. And none of those people released by the Israelis before, except one person, to be fair of them ...the majority of them are with the Palestinian Peace camps. Like _____ the Minister of __ for example, he has 23 years in the Israeli Jail. And now he speak frank in the Arab TV about the peace process.......I am committed to the peace process, I invest my life for the peace process. Which means that if the Israelis really are willing to do these kind of steps, to help Abu Mazen to help me and to help the security, at utmost fear, by the way, that release of the prisoners help make good atmosphere for the peace process but the Israelis by releasing those people which means that they are helping HAMAS and humiliating the Palestinian Authority.,1:32:44>>>,INTERVIEWER:,Isn't this all about respect and dignity? The whole thing...,1:32:54>>>,DAHLAN:,I'm not looking for dignity, the dignity is very important for the Palestinians because you know, the first Intifada came because of the dignity issue by the way and The Israelis who prepared the situation for the first Intifada, I accuse them mutually and day by day, when I am sitting with them that they are making the whole atmosphere that they are making the whole atmosphere to the start of the first intifada. But I don't want to open this file now. But the dignity is very important because when you are looking to the Israeli IDF, to the Israeli solider how they are dealing with the old people and the sick people at the checkpoints, which means that this place, the checkpoints are the factories for the suicide bombers against the Israelis, you can sit for 2 hours in the West Bank, you can choose any checkpoint, there is no serious security demands for this checkpoint, it's a matter of humiliation for the people and there is no explanation by the Israelis about this kind of checkpoints and I explain it to the defense minister many times. He said, No, I cannot believe. He didn't do anything to facilitate our life, or to shift the checkpoints. It's a matter of dignity that's true. But It's a matter of you know, helping the authorities..,1:34:18>>>,INTERVIEWER:,I must say that in my traveling here I saw the way some people were treated at the checkpoint, and I thought to myself even if this person was prepared to think about peace he's going to be so angry that I said to Ahmed, people come with their suitcases ...and just for no reason are told: go home,1:34:43>>>,DAHLAN: ...examples in the West Bank , for example the students who visit University, from Ramalah, to visit, sometimes the soldiers are asking the students, if you have gel, I will allow you to come, if not, go back. If you have Nargilah, we will allow you to pass it to us, if not go back to Ramalah. And we investigate these cases and it was true and the people who have explosive materials, they have the right to bypass this checkpoint and to go ahead, and to go anything they want to do. Without checking, without asking, without investigating. It's a matter, really, it's a matter of pushing the people to explode themselves not recruit them easily to HAMAS, ... and to other fanatic groups. ,1:35:43>>>,INTERVIEWER: I'm sorry to ask you this question, but didn't you think that its stupidity or because they want to provoke the people?,1:35:52>>>,DAHLAN:,It doesn't matter for me, but the result is stupidity and provoke the people and to recruit them to HAMAS and they are doing the job for HAMAS and ....,1:36:04>>>,INTERVIEWER: ,If Israel stopped the checkpoints, and lets say released the prisoners, and lets say dissolve the settlements, wouldn't it just be like you were before the intifada?,1:36:24>>>,DAHLAN:,Yes that's true, the intifada is ...for the Palestinians and the Israelis,INTERVIEWER: And what is that loss?,DAHLAN: I don't want to explain it now but in short way, for me it is, the Israelis should know that by forces, by tanks, they cannot get security. Without co-ordination with the Palestinians in a good way, and to be part of the future, we will not ... security. And for the Palestinians we will not allow these kind of people who are making this kind of attacks to lead our future. ,1:37:08>>>,INTERVIEWER: OK in that case, is the goal in the end the disappearance of HAMAS or to integrate them into the mainstream political culture?,1:37:38>>>,INTERPRETER: ,We are committed to what we really care about that HAMAS continue to be committed to the Roadmap and at the same time we really care about Sharon being interested in the process. ,1:37:55>>>,INTERVIEWER: ,I am probably going to be speaking with Sharon, I want to know, what question should I be asking him tomorrow?,1:38:11>>>,DAHLAN:,Yesterday, ... he mentioned in the Knesset, publicly, Why are we making troubles for the members of the Knesset we have nothing for the Palestinians? We didn't give them anything till now. Publicly it was on the TV. Ask him the same question, what did you do to facilitate Abu Mazen and to facilitate the Palestinians. The second thing ARABIC,1:38:45>>>,INTERPRETER:,Weather he really acknowledge the roadmap or not. And it seems like no until now.,1:38:50>>>,INTERVIEWER: ,Did he say no?,1:38:53>>>,DAHLAN: He didn't say yes, till now.,INTERVIEWER:,Have you on record said yes?,1:38:59>>>,DAHLAN:,Of course yes, publicly, we published our position to the Israelis, and the Americans, publicly. ,1:39:07>>>,INTERVIEWER: Under these circumstances which I agree, how long do you think you can uphold this ceasefire?,1:39:17>>>,DAHLAN:,It is related to Israeli action, really. We are committed to our commitment but at the same time it is not open ended for the Israeli govt just only to throw to me- ARABIC,INTERPERTER: They cannot throw to me the fire bolt, and they just leave to me this fire bolt. ,DAHLAN: Arabic ,1:40:11>>>,INTERPRETER:I did convince Palestinian society by my stands and by our stands, of accepting the roadmap and go ahead with this plan and we do actually convince the Israeli society that this is the way to do it. This is the way to make a peaceful solution. But I am on the short period I have no time and they should stand with me because other way ....,1:40:38>>>,INTERVIEWER:,Its true, if the Israelis withdraw from the other cities, Nebulous, Tulkaram, Jenin, will you be responsible for their security?,1:40:52>>>,DAHLAN:,Of course yes.,1:41:00>>>,INTERVIEWER: And since people feel that the one most important base of power is here, in Gaza, do you feel you will have the support of people in surrounding cities?,1:41:07>>>,DAHLAN:Course yes, First of all I spend all my time in the West Bank just until about two days ago. Second of all in West Bank it will be more easy than here because here there is the toughest guys for the Palestinian Authority. But we will do it in a good way, in a quiet way, and in a principle way. And we did succeed, till now we are on a mission under occupation there in the West Bank. And we succeed to prevent six terror acts against the Israelis. And we succeed to prevent a lot of things that we cannot publish it now. But we are under siege....
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