Ron Dermer – Israeli Amb. to the U.S.
Dr. Riyad Mansour – Palestinian
Observer at the U.N.
Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA)
Todd: holy shit Yemen is falling apart
Mitchell: it's a battleground in a proxy
war between Iran and Saudi Arabia
Todd: are they competing to see
who can violate more human rights?
Mitchell: that's right Chuck
Todd: this is the failed state where
the underwear bomber came from
Mitchell: and the pajama hatchet killer
Todd: with no American troops in
Yemen al-qaeda will take over!
Mitchell: that's right
Todd: has the Arab Spring failed everywhere
Mitchell: yes it has
Todd: Libya and Syria and
Yemen are all in chaos
Mitchell: you can throw Kansas in there too
Todd: also Bibi won re-election but
he had to promise there would never
be a Palestinian state and say people
of Arab descent are lesser citizens
Netanyahu: I take that back!
Obama: oh fuck this guy
Reporter: do you believe Bibi?
Obama: we take him at his word
– that he's full of shit
Todd: Bibi also warned that
Israel Arabs might actually vote
[ break ]
Todd: welcome Ron
Dermer: what's up Chuck
Todd: what is the position of the Israel
government with regard to Palestine?
Dermer: you mean today?
Dermer: what time is it?
Todd: just answer the question Ron
Dermer: we still support a two-state solution
Dermer: but Palestine is allied
with Hamas which is unacceptable
Todd: are willing to deal
with President Abbas?
Dermer: not if he's joined with Hamas
Dermer: Netanyahu still supports
a Palestinian state
Todd: so Bibi flip-flopped
Dermer: Israel is surrounded by terrorists!
Todd: what if the U.S. stops vetoing
a two-state solution at the U.N.
Dermer: we need a negotiated
solution with all the parties
Todd: I see
Dermer: the Palestinian want
a state but they don't want peace
Todd: Netanyahu said settlements
are to prevent a Palestinian state
Todd: so you deny that's why
you're building settlements
Dermer: Palestians don't support
Israel as a Jewish state!
Todd: what is a bad deal with Iran?
Dermer: a deal that removes restrictions
on Iran after a decade – we might
as well hand them a nuclear bomb!
Todd: how do you improve
trust with the U.S.?
Dermer: I'm not just a Republican activist
– I'm a friend to America
Todd: can Obama trust you?
Dermer: um... yes
[ break ]
Todd: welcome Riyad
Mansour: nice to see you Ted
Todd: do you recognize Israel
as a Jewish state?
Mansour: we recognize Israel
Todd: but as a Jewish state?
Mansour: they can call
themselves that if they want
Todd: I assure they do
Mansour: they are holding
up the peace process
Todd: so you say
Mansour: they are going to end
up having an apartheid system someday
Todd: strong words
Mansour: the Security Council
should mandate a two-state solution
Todd: would you back off your
actions in the International Criminal Court?
Mansour: why should we?
Todd: don't you trust Israel
to investigate their own bombings?
Mansour:of course not
Todd: how odd
Mansour: the Israel settlements
are all war crimes!
Todd: okay but-
Mansour: the settlements are illegal!
Todd: I get it
Mansour: we can't have a two-state
solution with 600,000 settlers
Todd: Israel is already
withholding tax revenue from you
Mansour: that's illegal too!
Todd: if you go ahead with the
criminal court the US will withhold
money and you know the ICC
is totally useless anyway
Mansour: at least the criminal court
is peaceful and legal way to seek justice
Todd: but it doesn't do anything
Mansour: well it beats seeking
justice by bombings and terror
Todd: I suppose
Mansour: we seek peace!
Todd: well then will you renounce
your partnership with Hamas?
Mansour: Israel negotiates with
Hamas so why not us!
Todd: I'll take that as a no
[ break ]
Todd: what is the current U.S.
relationship with Israel?
Cooper: Israel is an important ally
for the U.S. - who else would take our money?
Todd: so it's all good
Cooper: but let me tell you –
people at the White House
are soooo pissed!
Todd: is this UN resolution done deal?
Harman: I'm from California
– this is an earthquake!
Todd: Bibi really fucked this up
Lowry: lefties were hoping Bibi
would lose but he won and liberals
are the real losers and now
Obama is having a temper tantrum
Todd: calm down Richie
Lowry: Obama hates Bibi's guts
Todd: to be fair it's mutual
Lowry: Obama loves Iran and
hates Israel – it's so terrible
Todd: Hillary hates this fighting
Stanton: but she can use this to
separate herself from Obama
[ break ]
Todd: if you're still watching the
Sunday Talk Shows what the hell
is wrong with you
[ break ]
Todd: OMG sea ice is falling
and Obama is cutting carbon
emissions like a dictator
Todd: meanwhile it hasn't rained
in California for four years
Todd: welcome Governor Brown
Brown: hiya Todd
Todd: is permanent drought the new normal?
Brown: yes it's totally crazy
Todd: that's bad news
Brown: we're running out of
time and it's won't fucking rain
Todd: what are you doing about it?
Brown: we're finally regulating
water on private lands
Todd: like a boss
Brown: we're desperate Chuck
Todd: will you start rationing?
Brown: we might have to do that
Todd: what else are you doing?
Brown: we're watching
the skies on a daily basis
Todd: how's that going?
Brown: [ looks out window ]
still not raining! Shit!
Todd: what more needs to be done?
Brown: these fucking golfers
need to get another hobby like
dowsing or rainmaking
Todd: sounds right
Brown: the rainy season
is over in three weeks
Todd: wait – this is your 'rainy season'?
Brown: right – we got a tenth
of an inch three weeks ago
Todd: whoa watch out for flash flooding
Brown: I was communing with
mother nature and she says were fucked
Todd: I'm sorry to hear that
Brown: it's like the fucking Kalahari out here
Todd: is the drought
caused by climate change?
Brown: climate change causes
drought so make of that what you will
Todd: is that a yes or no?
Brown: it's not that simple –
it might rain on any give day
but climate changes occur over many years
Todd: I see
Brown: it's fucking irreversible!
Todd: you're passionate
on this subject
Brown: we need a new crusade!
Todd: Ted Cruz says there's no climate
change because he saw some snow in
New Hampshire in the winter
Brown: over 90% of scientists says
greenhouses gases are building
up and change the earth's climate
Todd: Ted Cruz says the science
says climate change is a hoax
Brown: he's ignorant and a liar
Todd: don't mince words
Brown: he's unfit to be a Senator
Todd: go on
Brown: I wouldn't trust him
to drive a damn clown car
Todd: you permit fracking
which uses a lot of water
Brown: actually California fracking
is vertical and uses very little water
Todd: well it's still bad for the environment
Brown: we've done fracking for 50 years
Todd: what the frack
Brown: we need electric cars!
Todd: what are the three big issues of 2016?
Brown: we need to build roads and bridges
and address climate change and fund science
Todd: if you were ten years younger
would be running for President?
Brown: yes I would!
Todd: thanks for coming dude
Brown: live long and prosper!
[ break ]
Todd: panel should he run for President?
Harman: why not – 70 is the new 50
Todd: the Boston Globe wants
Elizabeth Warren to run for President
Stanton: well she's not running
Todd: maybe not but Ted Cruz
really is running
Lowry: he's smart to get in early
because we'll be sick of these jerks soon
Todd: he's announcing at
Jerry Falwell's Liberty University
where everything is banned but Reaganing
Lowry: he's trying to unite
the populist right behind him
Todd: in other words crazy people
Lowry: [ laughs ] exactly Todd
Cooper: this is like 'Game of Thrones'
Todd: less vicious but with
more family dynasties
Cooper: Rich Lowry is right
– Cruz is being shrewd here
Todd: Jerry Brown called him ignorant
which will be great for his fundraising
[ break ]
Todd: Republican primary voters are
old and men and 95% white
Todd: Democratic primary
voters are gay black women
Todd: the Democrats are more
like the rest of America
Audience: we're here were female/black/
get used to it
Todd: old white people are
dying out – literally
[ break ]
Todd: on the 70th anniversary
Iwo Jima survivors are getting
Veteran: at first it wasn't too bad –
then we lost 2,000 men in one day
Smith: 20,000 marines were
either killed or wounded
Veteran: it was emotional
Smith: there were eleven miles
of tunnels and the Japanese
were dug in deep
Veteran: individual marines won the battle
Smith: what's the message from the battle
Veteran: somebody has to pay for freedom
[ break ]
Todd: Loretta Lynch has been
waiting forever to be confirmed as AG
Obama: if the GOP wants to get
rid of Eric Holder the best way
is to confirm her
Todd: Rich Lowry you say she
must be rejected because Obama is a dictator
Lowry: right – Eric Holder must stay
because Lynch thinks Obama is a King
Todd: would you compromise?
Lowry: no – we can't comprise
with the Kenyan Caesar!
Harman: I was in Congress when
George H.W. Bush did much worse
than that and the GOP didn't utter a peep
Lowry: Obama is giving amnesty
to five million people – it's outrageous
Todd: well the courts will decide this
Lowry: courts?! – you can
use courts to prove anything!
Todd: Rudy Giuliani says she
is amazing and extraordinary
Cooper: Obama and the
GOP loathe each other
Todd: young Aaron Schock had
to resign but if he avoids prison
he won't even be in the top ten
of corrupt Illinois politicians
Lowry: it's a tough bracket
Harman: it's funny but not that funny
Harman: there's corruption
everywhere in American life!
Todd: and that's another
episode of Meet The Press