Week in Evaluation: Netanyahu’s annexation strategy, China’s campaign versus Uighurs and Hollywood before the censors

Week in Evaluation: Netanyahu’s annexation strategy, China’s campaign versus Uighurs and Hollywood before the censors

Today FRANCE 24 looked at how Israeli PM Benyamin Netanyahu’s annexation plan is threatening the Palestinian and Israeli economies; breaking the silence on China’s project against the Uighurs; dissentious colonial statues in South Africa; and the racy days of Hollywood– before the arrival of film censors.

POSTS

Netanyahu’s addition strategy threatens Palestinian, Israeli economies already struggling after Covid-19

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s strategy to start annexing parts of the West Bank as quickly as July 1 threatens to have serious effects on both the Palestinian and Israeli economies, which are already struggling from the results of an international pandemic.

A labourer puts up banners depicting US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, bearing the words in Hebrew,

A labourer installs banners illustrating US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, bearing the words in Hebrew, “No to a Palestinian State” and “Sovereignty Do it ideal!” as part of a brand-new project by the far-right Yesha Jewish inhabitant council, in Jerusalem, on June 10, 2020. © Ammar Awad, Reuters
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Breaking the silence on China’s ‘two-faced’ project versus Uighurs

More than three years after her daddy, a retired government authorities in China’s Uighur region, was apprehended, Subi Mamat Yuksel lastly spoke up about her family’s experience. The violations might have followed official Chinese regulations, however the abuse was so serious that Beijing’s usage of fear as a tool to silence Uighur households has backfired.

Mamat Abdullah poses before the White House during a June 2src15 trip to the US.

Mamat Abdullah postures prior to the White House throughout a June 2015 trip to the US. © Handout through Subi Mamat Yuksel
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VIDEO REPORTS

‘ We decontaminate whatever’: Amsterdam’s red-light district re-opens

Amsterdam’s red-light district re-opened on Wednesday, July 1 after being closed for more than three months during the Covid-19 lockdown, though sex workers have actually been recommended to avoid kissing and follow strict hygiene measures to minimize the risk of spreading the infection.

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Amsterdam traffic signal district resumes, July 2 2020. © FRANCE 24 screengrab.
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Fires rage throughout Amazon rainforest, triggering fears of another dreadful summertime season

In the month of June alone, nearly 2,250 different fires were taped in the Amazon rainforest– up from around 1,900 fires spotted in the same duration in 2015. NGOs are worried that this summer season will see a repeat of the infernos that raved across the Amazon last summertime.

Field health centers and evacuations: The part of France where Covid-19 continues to rage

Military aircraft began leaving Covid-19 clients from French Guiana on June 28 in the most recent sign that health services in the French overseas department are struggling to manage a skyrocketing variety of coronavirus cases.

TV SHOWS ONLINE

THE INTERVIEW

US sanctions against global court personnel are extraordinary, states ICC’s Fatou Bensouda

Fatou Bensouda, the chief prosecutor of the International Crook Court (ICC), informs FRANCE 24’s Marc Perelman that the United States’ decision to sanction the ICC officials examining supposed war criminal offenses dedicated by United States troops in Afghanistan is an act of pure “political vengeance”.

Fatou Bensouda, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), speaks to FRANCE 24's Marc Perelman, July 2 2src2src.

Fatou Bensouda, the chief district attorney of the International Lawbreaker Court (ICC), speaks to FRANCE 24’s Marc Perelman, July 2 2020. © FRANCE 24 screengrab.
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‘ Our rights, our democracy are at stake’, says Philippine reporter founded guilty of ‘cyberlibel’

Maria Ressa, a popular investigative journalist in the Philippines, is confronting 6 years in jail after she was founded guilty of “cyberlibel”. In an interview with FRANCE 24, she claimed that the case versus her was fabricated as part of a deliberate campaign to stifle press flexibility under the routine of President Rodrigo Duterte.

THE INTERVIEW

THE INTERVIEW © France 24
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THROUGHOUT AFRICA

Special edition: African advancement and the effects of manifest destiny

While the murder of George Floyd in the United States has revived anti-racism movements worldwide, it has actually also stimulated the uncomfortable history of manifest destiny. In this special edition, FRANCE 24 takes a look at the history behind the troubled relationship between Europe and Africa. Reports from South Africa, Nigeria, Cameroon and DR Congo explore the complicated collective memory of former colonial powers and the countries they controlled.

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Protests versus dissentious statues in South Africa, July 1 2020. © FRANCE 24 screengrab.
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SERVICE

Tesla ends up being world’s most important carmaker after share rate surge

Tesla has actually become the world’s most important carmaker after a rise in its share rate over the in 2015. It went beyond Toyota in market capitalisation during trading on Wall Street on Wednesday. The electric carmaker’s sales are still just a fraction of the bigger players in the industry, but it has actually seen considerable development in the previous year. The International Energy Organisation expects electrical vehicle sales to suffer less of a depression than standard cars this year.

Equivalent of 400 million tasks lost throughout pandemic, ILO says

The International Labour Organization has said the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on tasks has actually been much worse than previously anticipated. Its newest report revealed the number of hours worked globally in between April and June was 14%lower than in 2019, which the ILO stated is the equivalent of the loss of 400 million tasks. The work situation is unlikely to recuperate till 2021, according to the UN agency, and after that just if the infection is under control.

ENCORE!

Ken Follett: 30 years after the multi-million selling success of Pillars of the Earth – the prequel

Ken Follett has actually offered more than 150 million books worldwide. His works have actually read in more than 80 countries and equated into more than 30 languages. He’s most well-known for the Pillars of the Earth and the World Without End, both tomes embeded in the middle ages. Follet talks to FRANCE 24’s Eve Jackson about his brand-new unique The Evening and the Early morning due out in September, which is the prequel to Pillars of the Earth.

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Author Ken Follett speaks to FRANCE 24’s Eve Jackson on Encore, July 2 2020. © FRANCE 24 screengrab.
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Film Show: Forbidden Hollywood shows the films made before censors arrived

Movie critic Lisa Nesselson talks to Eve Jackson about the week’s movie news consisting of ” Capital in the 21 st Century,” the La Rochelle Movie celebration, a homage to Gone With the Wind actress Olivia de Havilland for her 104 th birthday and the re-release of 10 1930 s movies from Hollywood’s racy days.

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Movie director Ida Lopina is celebrated in this year’s La Rochelle Film Celebration, July 1 2020. © FRANCE 24 screengrab.
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‘ It’s a great time to be versatile’, states hip-hop artist Tkay Maidza

For the past eight years, Tkay Maidza has been developing her sound to become one of Australia’s top rap ambassadors. The Zimbabwean born hip-hop artist who was for some time tempted by a career in architecture, broke into the music organisation when she was simply 16- years-old. She went on to visit the globe and work with dance pop artists consisting of France’s Martin Solveig. FRANCE 24 overtakes her to discuss her new album “In 2015 Was Strange Vol.2” which is set to be released in August.

FOCUS

Keeping a ‘vulnerable’ peace on Lebanon’s border with Israel

Stationed in Lebanon for more than 40 years, the UN’s blue helmets work to protect a fragile peace along the border with Israel. Because the 2006 war in between Hezbollah and Israel, the border location has taken pleasure in a period of relative calm, one which UNIFIL wants to preserve. Simply a few weeks away from the renewal of its required, the UN force is dealing with criticism on several fronts.

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Lieutenant Alberto Montilla from the Spanish contingent of the UN’s blue helmets, stationed on the Lebanese border with Israel, June 30 2020. © FRANCE 24 screengrab.
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In Germany’s K-town, worries for the economy as Trump threatens to withdraw US soldiers

American President Donald Trump is threatening to withdraw thousands of American troops from Germany. FRANCE 24 went to Kaiserslautern where more than half of the American soldiers are based.

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President Donald Trump has threatened to pull US soldiers out of K-town in Germany, June 29 2020. © FRANCE 24 screengrab.
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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Special edition: Israel’s controversial annexation plan for the West Bank

This edition is focused on Israel’s prepared annexation of settlements in the West Bank. The term ‘addition’ is utilized when a state unilaterally includes another territory within its borders. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has actually called these zones “an important part of the historic Jewish homeland”. Palestinians say the strategy is an “existential threat” and have threatened to respond with their own steps.

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