CNN's Fred Pleitgen (@fpleitgencnn) meets Liron Be'er, the 13-year-old boy behind a new app called Color Red, which gives users in southern Israel an alert when a rocket alarm goes off. The app has already been downloaded more than 130,000 times since the conflict began.
Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) says he is frustrated by those criticizing Ambassador Susan Rice as being incompetent for her handling of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.
Rep. Clyburn says, “These are code words. We heard them during the campaign. During this recent campaign, we heard Sununu calling our President ‘lazy,’ ‘incompetent.’ These kinds of terms that those of us – especially those of us who were born and raised in the South – we’ve been hearing these little words and phrases all of our lives and we get insulted by them. Susan Rice is as competent as anybody that you will find…. It certainly caused a big problem with me. I don’t like those words. Say that she was wrong for doing it, but don’t call her incompetent. That is something totally different. A lot of very competent people sometimes make errors, and to say that she erroneously did it, I don’t have a problem with it. But to call her incompetent, a PHD Rhodes Scholar, being called incompetent by someone who can’t hold a candle to her intellectually. By someone who said, and Senator McCain called her incompetent as well. But he told us that Sarah Palin was a very competent person to be Vice President of the United States. That ought to tell you a little bit about his judgment.”
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In a special edition of Amanpour from Jerusalem on Monday, November 19, Christiane Amanpour interviewed the Qatari prime minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al Thani about his nation's role in the ceasefire negotiations between Israel and Gaza.
In the wide-ranging interview, Prime Minister Al Thani discussed his views on the current ceasefire negotiations between Hamas and Israel, and the longer term issue of peace negotiations between Israelis and the Palestinians and what it would take for his nation to recognize the State of Israel.
The full transcript of this program may be found here. This edition of Amanpour aired on Monday, Nov. 19 on CNN International at 3:00pmET in the North America. In Europe, Amanpour airs on CNN International at 21:00 CET.