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CNN英语新闻:奥巴马总统称支持巴勒斯坦建国(双语)

Cherie207 于2013-03-26发布 l 已有人浏览
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本周我们聊了很多关于奥巴马总统的中东之旅,他在该地区的时候谈了许多问题。而昨天,他主要是集中在一个问题上,以色列和巴勒斯坦之间和平协议的可能性。
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Fridays are awesome, as are you for spending part of your Friday with CNN student news.
星期五总是非常棒,而你也花周五的一部分时间收看CNN学生新闻。

We talked a lot this week about president Obama's trip to the Middle East, he's talked about a lot of issues during his time in the region .
本周我们聊了很多关于奥巴马总统的中东之旅,他在该地区的时候谈了许多问题。

Yesterday, he was mostly focused on one issue, possibility of a peace agreement between Israelis and Palestinians.
而昨天,他主要是集中在一个问题上,以色列和巴勒斯坦之间和平协议的可能性。

The conflict between those groups goes back decades.
这些团体之间的冲突可以追溯到几十年前。

There are two areas kind of the center of it, Gaza and the West Bank.
有两个地区是其焦点,那就是加沙和约旦河西岸。

In recent years, the fighting has involved Israeli airstrikes and Palestinian rockets.
近年来,战斗已经涉及以色列的空袭和巴勒斯坦的火箭。

In fact, two rockets were fired from Gaza into southern Israel, the group that took credit for that said it fired the rockets in response to president Obama's visit.
事实上, 从加沙发射的两枚火箭到达以色列南部,为这件事负责的组织表示发射火箭是为了回应奥巴马总统的访问。

Negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians had been on and off for years.
以色列和巴勒斯坦之间的谈判已经持续多年。

Once suggestion has got a lot of attention, it's called a two-state solution.
一旦建议得到很多关注,这被称为一次两国制解决方案。

It's something that Palestinian and Israeli leader say they support.
这是巴勒斯坦和以色列的领导人们表示支持的事情。

"I hereby assert again that we are already in order to provide for the requirements of lanuching peace process and achieving the two-state solutions."
“我在此再次断言,我们为了促进和平进程及实现两国解决方案已经提供了所必需。”

"Let me be clear, Israel remains fully committed to peace and to the solution of two states for two peoples."
“让我明确一点,以色列仍然完全为两个国家的两国人民致力于和平及解决方案。”

This week, president Obama pushed for peace negotiations to get going again, he supports the two-state solution also.
奥巴马总统本周推动和平谈判再次进行,他同样支持两国的解决方案。

Yesterday, he made his case for it, first to Palestinians, then to Israelis.
昨天,他进行了演讲,首先对巴勒斯坦人,然后是以色列人。

"Like people everywhere, Palestinians deserve a future of hope, and their rights will be respected, put simply, Palestinians deserve a state of their own."
“比如每个地方的人民,巴勒斯坦人应充满对未来的希望,他们的权利将被尊重,简单地说,巴勒斯坦人应该建立自己的国家。”

"The only way for Israel to endure and thrive as a Jewish and a Democratic state is through the realization of an independant and viable Palestine."
“而以色列作为一个犹太及民主国家忍受和繁荣惟一的办法是通过认识独立及可行的巴勒斯坦。”

We also talk this week about Cyprus.
我们本周也谈论了塞浦路斯。

It's an Island Nation in the Mediterranean that's having serious economic problems.
这是一个有严重经济问题的地中海岛国。

Cyprus is part of the European Union, the EU, that group is responsible for some of its members' economic policies.
塞浦路斯是欧盟的一部分,这个组织负责其成员国的经济政策。

So, Cyprus asked the EU for help.
所以塞浦路斯向欧盟寻求帮助。

The group said, sure, but as part of the bailout, the EU wanted the Cyprus to raise nearly 6 billion Euros, that's nearly 7.5 billion dollars.
该组织表示当然可以,但作为援助的一部分,欧盟希望塞浦路斯筹集近60亿欧元,这笔钱将近75亿美元。


The first idea, a tax on bank deposits did not go overwhelm, Cypriots started pulling their money into banks.
第一个想法,银行存款的税务并不是如此高涨,塞浦路斯人开始把资金存入银行。

The country's government voted against the idea, so onto the next plan, that also involves a bank deposit tax, but not on as many people.
该国政府投票反对这个想法,所以接下来的计划也涉及到银行存款税,但不是针对很多人。

There are some other factors involved as well.
还有其他一些因素也涉及其中。

What happens in Cyprus could have affects across the European Union and other country.
塞浦路斯所发生的可能影响整个欧盟和其他国家。

So right now, a lot of people are watching how the situation unfolds there.
所以,现在很多人都在关注那里的最新进展。


词汇解释:

1.region n.地区;范围
a particular area or part of the world, or any of the large official areas into which a country is divided

eg.Most of the countries in the region have unstable economies.
这个地区大多数国家的经济都不稳定。

2.possibility n.可能;可能性
a chance that something may happen or be true

eg.I see great possibilities in the scheme.
我看这计划很可能成功。

3.conflict n.冲突;战斗
an active disagreement between people with opposing opinions or principles

eg.He was wounded in the conflict.
他在战斗中负伤。

4.assert v.断言;主张
to behave in a way that expresses your confidence, importance, or power and earns you respect from others

eg.She asserted that he was innocent.
她断言,他是无罪的。

5.responsible a.有责任的;负责的
to have control and authority over something or someone and the duty of taking care of it or them

eg.Who's responsible for the terrible mess?
谁应该对这种混乱负责?

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