米国に制裁されたレバノン政治家2人の所属組織が一斉に反発

アウン大統領は外務省に対し、米国の意図について正確に調査するよう指示。関連記事
President Aoun Asks Foreign Minister to Review Circumstances of US Decision to Sanction Former Ministers Khalil, Finianos
September 9, 2020
http://english.almanar.com.lb/1138788

マラダ指導者:米国の決定は政治的である。我々は信じる道を進む。
Franjieh: US Sanctions on Minister Finianos “Politicized”, Will Reinforce Our Commitment to Lebanon’s Sovereignty
September 9, 2020
http://english.almanar.com.lb/1138546

アマル指導者:米国の措置はレバノンの主権侵害。去る7月にイスラエルとの領海・経済水域境界線交渉で合意していたが、米国は合意発表を拒否していた。我々は絶対に譲歩しない。組閣中に制裁発表する意図に疑義がある。
Amal Movement Condemns US Sanctions: Entire Lebanon Targeted
September 9, 2020
http://english.almanar.com.lb/1138557

上記2本とほとんど同じ内容で、長文。
أمل والمردة يردّان على العقوبات الأميركيّة على خليل وفنيانوس: لن تتبدّل مواقفنا وقناعاتنا
برّي يربط العقوبات بترسيم الحدود والحكومة... وأديب بين السنيورة والحريريّ وإيميه / الخيارات الحكوميّة بين حكومة لون واحد اسمها تقنية... وتأليف يراعي نتائج التكليف
كتب المحرّر السياسي
https://www.al-binaa.com/archives/265785

ヒズボラ声明:米国は制裁によりレバノンを従属させようとしているが、その目的を達成することはできないだろう。
Hezbollah Voices Solidarity with Khalil, Finianos: US Sanctions Policy Will Fail in Lebanon
September 9, 2020
http://english.almanar.com.lb/1138744

制裁がらみの本筋の話より、中段でレバノン中銀総裁の汚職についてまとめてある。
The real goal of US sanctions on ex-Lebanese ministers is not corruption... it is to weaken Hezbollah & combat Iranian influence
Bradley Blankenship
Bradley Blankenship, Prague-based American journalist, political analyst and freelance reporter. He has a syndicated column at China Global Television Network where he writes about politics in the United States, Latin America, the Middle East and Europe, he's also a contributor to Policy Network, an international progressive think tank based in London, and a freelance reporter for international news agencies including Xinhua News Agency. Follow him on Twitter @BradBlank_
https://www.rt.com/op-ed/500303-us-sanctions-lebanese-ministers-iran/

・・・そもそも制裁の理由として挙げられている理由が、レバノン国内の小さな公共投資を誰が受注するかというゴミのような話なので、余計なお世話かつ、露骨な内政干渉なんですよね。そんなこと言ったら、日本の公共投資なんて片っ端から制裁対象でしょ(爆)。どうせやるなら、度肝を抜くような裏話を明かして欲しかった。

どこかの記事に、「米国制裁は我々にとって勲章だ」というコメントが書いてあった。この表現を使うアラブ人は徹底抗戦する。

ヒズボラ系を排除すると、社会の多数派が排除されるから、新政府が何かを決めようとしても動けなくなりますね。新政府は民主主義でないということにもなる。

なおフランスは新政府にヒズボラが入閣して構わないと考えており、米国のスタンスとの間にズレがある。

中銀総裁については、本人も汚職を否定しきれないことを自覚しているので、総裁退任後の免責特権を要求している。レバノン政府は早くから彼の問題に気付いており、彼を排除しようとしていたが、米国が中銀総裁だけは触ってはならぬと圧力をかけていたため混乱が収まらず、春の銀行襲撃事件に発展した。米国が米国に対して制裁すべき事案

シリア・デール地区 米軍が地元部族を懐柔するためサウジ軍人を入れてみた

السعوديّة في شرقيّ الفرات: جهود وساطة بتوكيل أميركي
أيهم مرعي
الخميس 10 أيلول 2020
https://www.al-akhbar.com/Syria/293684/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B3%D8%B9%D9%88%D8%AF%D9%8A-%D8%A9-%D9%81%D9%8A-%D8%B4%D8%B1%D9%82%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%81%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%AC%D9%87%D9%88%D8%AF-%D9%88%D8%B3%D8%A7%D8%B7%D8%A9-%D8%A8%D8%AA%D9%88%D9%83%D9%8A%D9%84-%D8%A3%D9%85%D9%8A%D8%B1%D9%83

・・・軍人を入れたというところまでの報道であって、まだ結論は出ていない。

そういう話ではなく、誇り高きアラブ部族は、クルドなんてお家柄の悪い難民連中から指図されることが許せないんですよ。よそ者で難民で、米軍は地元にカネを落とさない。協力するメリットがないじゃないですか。頭悪いな、米軍所属の研究者は。

米国の中東和平案はパレスチナ国建設案を残すため でなければイスラエルが西岸全体を飲み込んでいた クシュナー顧問

Kushner: U.S. Mideast peace plan aimed at saving two-state solution
White House advisor says concept of Israeli, Palestinian states existing side by side is still viable and on the table; president's son-in-law says without American plan, 'ultimately, Israel would have eaten up all the land in the West Bank'
Ynet |
Published: 09.10.20 , 09:58
https://www.ynetnews.com/article/B1KccNPVv

・・・かつては占領地と呼ばれていた西岸では、イスラエルが国際法違反でパレスチナ人を力ずくで追放し、ユダヤ人入植地を次々に建設し、イスラエルが勝手に設定した境界線に高いコンクリート壁を張り巡らせ、パレスチナ人の移動経路を寸断した。これらの作業にかかった膨大な予算を負担したのは全て米国なのに、クシュナーは、まるでそんな過去はなかったみたいに、まるで自分がパレスチナ問題の救世主であり平和の立役者であるかのようにドヤ顔で語る。

クシュナーも所詮ユダヤ人ですから、イスラエルのためなら平気で嘘を付く。

ワクチン拒否がコロナを拡散し、他人の生命を危険にさらす ワクチン開発していないファイザー社CEOが私たちを恫喝

Pfizer CEO: Those who won't take vaccine will help coronavirus spread
Pfizer is one of the companies developing a vaccine for COVID-19, and is in late-stage testing for its inoculation and potential side effects.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 11:13
https://www.jpost.com/health-science/pfizer-ceo-those-who-wont-take-coronavirus-vaccine-will-help-it-spread-641737

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla has said that those who refuse to take a coronavirus vaccine will be the weak link which will allow the virus to spread again, CNBC reported on Tuesday.

In his statement, Bourla said that those who choose not to get vaccinated will not only affect their own lives, but the lives of others as well.
(後略)

・・・そもそもファイザー社は、コロナ・ワクチンの第1号を完成させておらず、ワクチンの効果と安全性を証明する以前の段階、つまりまだ舞台にすら上がっていない段階なのに、ワクチン批判派をこのように攻撃している。ファイザー社に批判する資格なし。

副作用があっても補償しないことが最初から決まっているファイザー社製ワクチンなど打てるかって話。

ノルウェー議員がトランプをノーベル平和賞候補に推薦 多くの平和をもたらした 米国

Norwegian MP nominates Trump for Nobel Peace Prize after Israel-UAE peace deal
9 Sep, 2020 11:25
https://www.rt.com/news/500245-trump-nobel-peace-nomination/

・・・前のオバマは「原爆を全廃する」と心にもない発言をし、本当に本人が折ったかどうか不明の折り鶴1羽を広島の資料館に送っただけで平和賞受賞しましたね。馬鹿にされたと思わない被爆者はどうにかしてると思うけど。

ケベック州 自宅待機を守らないコロナ感染者を当局が拉致し不明な場所に監禁 カナダ

Quebec City Says it Will Isolate “Uncooperative” Citizens in Secret Corona Facility
Health officials also visiting homes to take away people who violate quarantine.
9 September, 2020
Paul Joseph Watson
https://summit.news/2020/09/09/quebec-city-says-it-will-isolate-uncooperative-citizens-in-secret-corona-facility/

・・・ケベック州では、ナポレオン時代のフランスの法律が現在でも有効で、人権無視の強権発動が可能なのだそう。

日本ではのんびりした議論が続いているが、オーストラリア、スペイン、イギリスあたりでは強制的な行動規制が法制化され、機動隊を投入し、ぶん殴ったり催涙弾を撃ち込んででも規則を守らせるようになっている。

米国の対テロ戦争で3700万人が路頭に迷わされた 米国大学が報告書 NYT紙が報道 WAPO紙は反発(笑)

3700万人というのは控えめな数字であり、実際には4800万~5900万人と推定される。これだけ多くの人が家を失い、祖国の内外に難民となって流出し、その日の食糧にも困る状態に突き落とされた。

ブラウン大学の報告書(原文)
https://watson.brown.edu/costsofwar/files/cow/imce/papers/2020/Displacement_Vine%20et%20al_Costs%20of%20War%202020%2009%2008.pdf

The New York TImes記事
At Least 37 Million People Have Been Displaced by America’s War on Terror
A new report calculates the number of people who fled because of wars fought by the United States since Sept. 11, 2001.
John Ismay
Sept. 8, 2020
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/08/magazine/displaced-war-on-terror.html

The Washington Post記者の怒れるツイート
https://mobile.twitter.com/joshrogin/status/1303439037508841474

RT記事
Caitlin Johnstone: Tens of millions of people displaced by the ‘War On Terror’, the greatest scam ever invented
9 Sep, 2020 16:06
By Caitlin Johnstone, an independent journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Her website is here and you can follow her on Twitter @caitoz
https://www.rt.com/op-ed/500281-war-terror-37-million-displaced/

・・・路頭に迷わされた原因を作ったのが米国が始めた対テロ戦争、と表現されている部分がミソ。

TikTokとイスラエル戦略問題省が意見交換 反ユダヤ主義とヘイトスピーチの言論規制について

TikTok, Israeli gov't team up to battle antisemitism, hate speech
“In the end, you can’t deny that social networks shape our perception of reality... It has the power to corrupt people’s minds,” warned Strategic Affairs Minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen.
By ZACHARY KEYSER
SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 13:44
https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/senior-israeli-officials-meet-with-tiktok-representatives-in-israel-641580

・・・日本政府にこれをやらせたら、外国人は自由にさせ、日本人だけを規制処罰するのでしょうね。現に法律はそうなってるし。

イスラエルがコソボを承認したら、セルビアは大使館をエルサレムに移転しない セルビア大統領筋

Serbia won’t move embassy if Israel recognizes Kosovo
Serbia’s agreement said that they would also open an embassy in Jerusalem. Earlier this year, Belgrade announced that it would open a trade office in the capital.
By LAHAV HARKOV
SEPTEMBER 9, 2020
https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/serbia-wont-move-embassy-if-israel-recognizes-kosovo-641600

Israeli recognition of Kosovo as an independent country will strain relations with Serbia, despite it being in the framework of agreements the Balkan countries signed in the White House, a source close to Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday.

“Serbia will not move its embassy to Jerusalem if Israel recognizes Kosovo as an independent country,” according to the source, who has close knowledge of the agreements signed in Washington. “Moreover, this move by Israel would harm the otherwise intimate relationship between Israel and Serbia and it will never be the same. It’s that simple.”

The source added that “many have argued that Israel recognizing Kosovo would be akin to countries unilaterally recognizing ‘Palestine.’”

Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia in 2008, but Belgrade considers it to be an autonomous zone. Israel did not recognize Kosovo for over a decade, out of concern for damaging strong ties with Serbia and for setting a precedent for recognition of a Palestinian state.

Serbia and Kosovo signed separate agreements with the US at the same time, sitting on opposite sides of US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Friday. The agreements would allow for greater economic ties between the countries. Critics have said the content of the agreements does not progress Serbia-Kosovo ties, and consists of actions that it already pledged to take in EU-mediated talks.

In addition, the agreement with Kosovo stated that Israel would normalize ties with the Muslim-majority country, which would open an embassy in Jerusalem.

Serbia’s agreement said that they, too, would open an embassy in Jerusalem. Earlier this year, Serbia announced that it would open a trade office in the capital.

Serbia and Kosovo both seek to join the European Union, and Serbia has already begun negotiations on the matter. An EU spokesman said on Monday, regarding the agreements, that “any diplomatic steps that could call into question the EU’s common position on Jerusalem are a matter of serious concern and regret.”

・・・トランプ大統領の仲介で、イスラエルとコソボが国交樹立し、コソボは大使館をエルサレムに設置することが決まったばかりなのに、早速ほころびが表面化してしまいました。

大雑把なトランプでは、ガラス細工の外交は無理なんじゃないですか?

米国がレバノンの親シリア政治家2人に金融制裁

US sanctions 2 former Lebanese ministers over alleged support to Hezbollah
2020-09-09
https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/us-sanctions-2-former-lebanese-ministers-over-alleged-support-to-hezbollah/

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 A.M.) – The U.S. Treasury has sanctioned two former Lebanese ministers over their alleged corruption and support to Hezbollah.

In a press release on Tuesday, the U.S. Treasury said they sanctioned former Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil and former Transport Minister Yousef Fenianos.

The U.S. Treasury said Khalil and Fenianos “provided material support to Hezbollah and engaged in corruption.”

Khalil and Fenianos are politicians that are members of two parties in the March 8th political bloc that is allied with Hezbollah.

In response to the sanctions, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said “for too long, Lebanon’s political leaders have ignored their responsibility to address the needs of their people and instead built a political system that serves their private interests.”

“The August 4 explosion at the Beirut port is the most recent and tragic demonstration of Lebanon’s dysfunctional political system, which has also enabled a terrorist group to hold the country’s governance hostage to its own agenda. The United States supports the Lebanese people’s call for reform, and we will use all available authorities to promote accountability for Lebanese leaders who have failed their people,” Pompeo continued.

Pompeo said: “while holding positions in previous Lebanese cabinets, Fenianos and Khalil directed political and economic favors to Hizbullah, including ensuring Hizbullah-owned companies won government contracts worth millions of dollars and moving money from government ministries to Hizbullah-associated institutions.”

He added: “Today’s designations demonstrate that Lebanese politicians who have provided a false veneer of political legitimacy to Hizbullah or abused their positions to direct public funds to the terrorist group are as responsible for its entrenched influence as Hizbullah’s own members or the corrupt businessmen and money launderers that have helped fund the group for decades.”

・・・Ali Hassan Khalilは南部Khiyam(ヒヤーム)出身、アマル所属。Yousef FenianosはZahlah(ザハレ)出身、マラダ所属。親ヒズボラ派と書いてある記事ばかりだが、どちらもヒズボラに直接くっついているのではなく、シリアの子分。

シリア・デール地区 部族がクルド民兵を追放

一度追い出したが、すぐ奪還されたので、もう一度追い出した。
Syrian tribe reportedly expels US-backed forces from Deir Ezzor town
2020-09-09
https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-tribe-reportedly-expels-us-backed-forces-from-deir-ezzor-town/



別件で、ハサケ県郊外で、地元部族が米国トルコ占領軍の追放を求める集会を開催。
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfIWMLjIdd0

トランプがアフガニスタン、イラクから米軍撤退を発表へ→シリアへ移動

Trump to announce withdrawal of additional troops from Afghanistan & Iraq in coming days
9 Sep, 2020 01:34
https://www.rt.com/usa/500212-troops-withdrawl-afghanistan-iraq-trump/

US to pull back 2,200 troops from Iraq, Pentagon confirms…but several thousand more still to stay
9 Sep, 2020 12:52
https://www.rt.com/news/500265-us-iraq-troops-withdrawal/

Another US Coalition convoy enters northeastern Syria: video
2020-09-09
https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/another-us-coalition-convoy-enters-northeastern-syria-video/
動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmyDPOAx86s&feature=youtu.be

米軍がイラクから撤退→シリアへ 米軍がシリアから撤退→イラクへ 無限ループ

ロチェスター市警察の幹部全員が抗議の辞任 米国ニューヨーク州

Rochester police chief, deputies step down suddenly following protests over death of Daniel Prude
The department's leadership is getting a shakeup following protests.
Ivan Pereira
September 8, 2020, 8:02 PM ET
https://abcnews.go.com/amp/US/rochester-police-chief-entire-command-staff-retire-suddenly/story?id=72884253

・・・予算は削られるわ、糾弾されるわでやってられるかって話ですね。

アストラゼネカ社が新型コロナ・ワクチンの治験を中止 実績なき新規開発手法で重篤な副作用が発生

AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine trial ON HOLD after adverse reaction of UK participant – report
8 Sep, 2020 22:27
https://www.rt.com/news/500207-astrazeneca-covid-vaccine-hold/

関連記事
ランセット誌がロシア製コロナ・ワクチンの有効性、安全性を確認 ロシアはアストラゼネカ社の開発手法の安全性に疑義を指摘
(特に下線部参照)

・・・早速、懸念されていた事態が発生した。イギリスはコロナ対策で失敗ばかり。こんなワクチンを自分に、家族に打てるかって話。

サウジ国王がトランプに電話 パレスチナ問題で公正な解決を切望する イスラエルUAE国交樹立について

Saudi King tells Trump he is eager for fair solution to Palestinian issue
Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam and site of its holiest shrines, does not recognize Israel.
By REUTERS SEPTEMBER 7, 2020 07:35
https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/saudi-king-tells-trump-he-is-eager-for-fair-solution-to-palestinian-issue-641322

Saudi Arabia's King Salman told US President Donald Trump in a phone call on Sunday that the kingdom was eager to achieve a fair and permanent solution to the Palestinian issue, which he said was the main starting point of the kingdom's proposed Arab Peace Initiative, the state news agency reported.
(後略)

・・・パレスチナ人が満足する解決をサウジの解決とするというのが、従来からの基本姿勢。

ベイルート港爆発事故 教育関係の被害まとめ レバノン UNICEF

183 educational institutions damaged by the Beirut blast, affecting over 77,000 students
An estimated 600,000 children live within a 20-kilometer radius of the blast and could be suffering negative short-term and long-term psychological impacts.
by Tala Ramadan
6 September 2020 | 19:51
https://en.annahar.com/article/1272649-183-educational-institutions-damaged-by-by-the-beirut-blast-affecting-over-77000

BEIRUT: In an effort to ensure that all children affected by the Beirut blast can access education when the new school year starts this month, UNICEF called for urgent actions and increased support as 163 public and private schools were damaged by the explosions, impacting over 70,000 students and 7,600 teachers.

To meet the urgent needs of affected children, UNICEF has so far, responded by delivering 18 shipments of critical humanitarian supplies, totaling 67 tons, in addition to local procurement of emergency supplies, reconnecting over 155 buildings to the public water system, and installed more than 870 water tanks in damaged households, along with many other responses.

An estimated 600,000 children live within a 20-kilometer radius of the blast and could be suffering negative short-term and long-term psychological impacts.

Based on initial assessments of schools within a 20-kilometer radius of the blast by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education thus far, approximately 80 percent of schools have sustained light to moderate damage and 20 percent have sustained heavy damage.
(後略)

「フランスには冒涜する自由がある」マクロン大統領、ムハンマド風刺画再掲載で

「フランスには冒涜する自由がある」マクロン大統領、ムハンマド風刺画再掲載で
2020.9.2 11:23
国際中東・アフリカ
https://www.sankei.com/world/news/200902/wor2009020013-n1.html



France's Macron refuses to condemn Charlie Hebdo cartoons of Prophet Muhammad
The president defended citizens' right to freedom of speech. His remarks came as the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, the target of a massacre by gunmen in 2015, said it was republishing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
01.09.2020
John Silk
https://www.dw.com/en/frances-macron-refuses-to-condemn-charlie-hebdo-cartoons-of-prophet-muhammad/a-54788078

(前略)
"There is in France a freedom to blaspheme which is attached to the freedom of conscience. I am here to protect all these freedoms. In France, one can criticize a president, governors, blaspheme," he said.
(後略)



Macron marks 150 years of 'La République' by lauding French freedoms
Issued on: 04/09/2020 - 14:22
https://www.france24.com/en/20200904-macron-marks-150-years-of-the-french-republic

In a speech on Friday marking 150 years of the French Republic, President Emmanuel Macron criticised those who seek French citizenship without accepting France’s “right to commit blasphemy”. To be French, he said, is to defend the right to "laugh, to criticise, to mock".

(前略)
Those who seek French citizenship must accept all of the republic's freedoms, including “the freedom to believe or not to believe".

"But this is inseparable from the freedom of expression up to the right to blasphemy”.

To be French is to defend the right to make people laugh, to criticize, to mock, to caricature,” he added.
(後略)



・・・これ、在日活動家に対して使える論理じゃないですか。

ロシア副首相と外相がシリア訪問 40の協定に調印

記事
Russian Foreign Minister arrives in Damascus
7 September، 2020
http://sana.sy/en/?p=202415

両国外相記者会見(長い動画)
Russian and Syrian Foreign Ministers Hold a Joint Presser in Damascus - Video
Middle East
12:53 GMT 07.09.2020
https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/202009071080389731-russian-and-syrian-foreign-ministers-hold-a-joint-presser-in-damascus/

外相記者会見(記事)
Al-Moallem: Future of relations with Russia promising.. Borisov: Syria is subjected to economic blockade.. Lavrov: war on terrorism in Syria to continue
7 September، 2020
http://sana.sy/en/?p=202446

40の経済開発協定に調印
https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/russia-and-syria-reach-agreement-on-40-new-projects/
Russia and Syria reach agreement on 40 new projects
2020-09-07
・・・まるで我が子のように面倒を見るロシア。シリアは海底油田、ガス田の開発利権をロシアに与えて支払いとしている。実際に出て行く現金はなく、契約書40件と引き替えに様々なサービスを受けている形。

ロシアが新しい対戦車砲をシリアに供与
Russia is sending ‘tank destroyer’ missile system to Syria: report
2020-09-07
https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/russia-is-sending-tank-destroyer-missile-system-to-syria-report/

(直接関係ない話題)
シリアで実戦評価された新しい爆撃システムを、ロシア戦闘機に搭載
Russian warplanes to get new bombing system after tests in Syria: MoD
2020-09-07
https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/russian-warplanes-to-get-new-bombing-system-after-tests-in-syria-mod/
・・・最近のロシアは、「シリアで実戦評価した兵器」という売り文句を隠しもしない。最初の頃は遠慮していた気が。

セルビア、コソボはエルサレムに大使館移転するならEU加盟不可 イスラエルはトランプ選挙対策に引きずり込まれた 米国

セルビア・コソボの仲介をEUと米国の両方がしてきたが、米国流アプローチに対し、EUが釘を刺した。

EU implies Serbia, Kosovo could risk EU membership bid with Jerusalem embassy
The 27-nation bloc’s long-held policy is that the city’s status should be worked out between Israel and the Palestinians as part of broader peace negotiations
By LORNE COOK
7 September 2020, 5:03 pm
https://www.timesofisrael.com/eu-warns-serbia-kosovo-over-jerusalem-embassy-move/



バルカン半島の紛争にイスラエルが手を突っ込むことは、イスラエルの国益に反する。
セルビアの大使館エルサレム移転は条件付きで、実現する見通しがない。

Israeli ex-envoys blast deals with Kosovo, Serbia
It’s a step that might have future repercussions for the Israel-Palestinian conflict warns one former diplomat claiming deal benefits only Trump campaign
The Media Line |
Published: 09.07.20 , 17:36
https://www.ynetnews.com/article/ByESsj7EP

セルビアとイスラエルの歴史的関係

The links between Serbia and Israel remain strong – opinion
The friendship between Serbia and Israel is not based only on current geopolitical and economic interests, but on traditionally good relations between the Serbian and Jewish people.
By ALEXANDAR NIKOLIC, VLADIMIR MARINKOVIC SEPTEMBER 6, 2020 20:50
https://www.jpost.com/opinion/the-links-between-serbia-and-israel-remain-strong-opinion-641304

When we read the text, “Kosovo is a test of Israeli moral character” – another in a series of systematically planned ideological pamphlets with clear but ethically, politically and legally unfounded goals – the first thought was, it did not deserve an answer. However, as descendants of the suffering victims, one of the Serbian and the other of the Jewish people as well, we have no right to remain silent when the predominantly Israeli or Jewish readers generally are told lies about killed, wounded or forcibly expelled Serbs and other non-Albanians from their homes.

Thousands of those who hope to find out the fate of their loved ones, whom the administration are forced to classify as “missing persons,” and many others, completely innocent, who have experienced the most difficult destinies, expect us to be their shofar.

It can be said that the relations between Serbia and Israel have been constantly rising in the past few years, and that thanks to President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic, as well as Israeli leaders, Serbia has raised Israel on the map of its foreign policy priorities. The friendship between Serbia and Israel is not based only on current geopolitical and economic interests, but on traditionally good relations between the Serbian and Jewish people, who too often shared a gloomy fate and fought side by side for the civilizational values of the modern world and society.

Some of the most eminent personalities in Serbian history were Jews and were largely responsible for the development of the Serbian state and society. Along with this, the grandparents of the visionary, the initiator and leader of the national movement for the creation of the Jewish state, Theodor Herzl, lived in Zemun, part of the capital of Serbia, Belgrade. In 2018, at that site, Presidents Reuven Rivlin and Aleksandar Vucic ceremoniously unveiled a plaque with the name of the street named after Herzl.

Not far from there, pedestrians can walk to the street where the Ashkenazi synagogue building is located, and which is named after Judah ben Solomon Chai Alkalai, in the memory of the Sephardi rabbi, writer, and forerunner of modern Zionism who lived and worked in the 19th century, and certainly influenced the atmosphere in which Herzl’s ancestors lived.

Of the impressive number of promotional acts in recent years, in relation to the local Jewish community and world Jewry in general, we will single out just a few:

• Serbia has unanimously passed a law in parliament on the return of property and compensation to the heirs of Holocaust victims, and will allocate 950,000 euros a year from the state budget for the next 20 years for the functioning of Jewish municipalities on its territory.

• This year, the government of the Republic of Serbia adopted the IHRA definition of antisemitism, thus once again showing that it stands firmly with the Jewish people and carries the banner of the fight against antisemitism and revision of history, which unfortunately rears its head in many European countries, especially in the Western Balkans.

These concrete moves point to the alliance between Serbia and Israel, whose relations cannot be disrupted by any current political or any other interest, although there are not a few stakeholders who are interested in that.

The particularly aggressive activities of Kosovo Albanian lobbyists are interwoven with constant insinuations in flattering Israel, intertwined with the disavowal of Serbia and the Serbian people, all with the aim of intensifying pressure on Israel to recognize a unilaterally declared independence of Kosovo. Namely, they are used to spreading propaganda without corroboration and facts, losing their compass due to a series of foreign policy failures caused by the empowerment of Serbia at the geopolitical and economic level.

THUS THEY allow themselves to even play and manipulate the victims of the Holocaust, trying in a shameful and bestial way to compare the six million victims of the most brutal and unique crime in human history with the victims of the Albanian people in Kosovo and Metohija, most of whom were members of the terrorist Kosovo Liberation Army.

Such a comparison relativizes the Holocaust. If anyone is expected to see through such shamelessness, it is the Jewish people, especially that part living in their homeland, the State of Israel, which has suffered for decades from unbalanced and politically motivated depictions of events in the Middle East. If it could, the Jewish people would take the stars from the sky to replace the event that caused the post-trauma in which it still lives, the Holocaust, with the events in Kosovo and Metohija in the 1990s.

During a visit to Yad Vashem, we expect government officials from Priština to confront the crimes of Balli Kombëtar, known as Balli, collaborators during World War II and the Holocaust. Not only are they hiding behind the chivalrous behavior of the Albanians in Albania itself, who were rescuing Jewish refugees; even more, and once and for all, to take a stand on May 14, 1944, when members of the 21st SS Mountain Division “Skenderbeg” (1st Albanian) stormed Jewish homes in Priština, arresting 281 members of the community, who were then transported to the German Nazi Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

Should at least the readers of the respected Jerusalem Post in this context be interested in the role of Muhammad Amin el Husseini, known as the Jerusalem Mufti, in creating the Waffen SS Division among the Muslims of the Balkan Peninsula? Unfortunately, instead, an offer of trade followed.

They state that Israel should pay tribute to the victims of ethnic cleansing in Kosovo and Metohija, by recognizing the false state of Kosovo and establishing full diplomatic relations with it. Furthermore, it is stated as an argument that the independence of the so-called “Kosovo” was supported by Nobel laureate Eli Wiesel, and that the so-called “Kosovo” was recognized by 111 countries, including the USA, and the vast majority of EU countries.

However, there is not a single word about the motives for such decisions. A large number of small, economically underdeveloped countries have recognized the independence of “Kosovo” under the pressure of some of the great powers. However, with the diplomatic action of Serbia, which resulted in the annulment or suspension of the recognition of “Kosovo” by 18 states, today fewer than half of the UN members recognize “Kosovo,” and any attempt on their side to join international organizations is doomed to failure.

In this regard, the claim that Serbia discourages and puts pressure on other countries not to recognize “Kosovo” is preposterous. Serbia has a reputation and authority in the region, Europe and the world gained, through its responsible competent policy, adherence to its international obligations, efforts to resolve any conflict peacefully, which is the foundation of Serbia’s reputation and social power to work with international community actors and representatives of Kosovo”to peacefully cut the Kosovo knot, which is damaging the Serbian, Albanian side and the region as a whole.

Finally, after 2,000 years of suffering, longing and prayers, the Jewish people fought back and experienced deliverance from the Diaspora into their own sovereign and democratic state. As such, the State of Israel makes decisions in accordance with its own interests.

BEARING IN MIND its own geostrategic and state-political constellation, the last thing Israel needs to support is an imposed unilateral solution to the conflict, which is not the result of direct negotiations between the interested parties. Just like Serbia, in spite of everything, is fighting for its soul – Kosovo and Metohija – so Israel jealously guards its own Jerusalem.

Moreover, Serbian sovereignty over Kosovo was not questionable until its violent abduction. Principled Israel’s adherence to its own interests, in this case, coincides with international law and respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Serbia.

We cannot help but comment on the position that Kosovo, i.e. unsuccessful attempts to separate Kosovo and Metohija from Serbia and the creation of a false state of Kosovo, is the sui generis case. Nevertheless, none of the authors of that claim offered any argument in favor of its accuracy. They could not because such arguments simply do not exist.

The fact that many of the European Union member states, which face a similar problem, have refused to recognize Kosovo, clearly speaks of a latent danger and precedent. It is like holding an unscrewed bomb in your hand, relying only on the fact that your hand will not tremble by chance. Therefore, we do not want anyone to experience the consequences that would occur in the case of recognition of Kosovo and its admission to the UN.

Well-known statements and claims that in the 1990s Serbia introduced a dictatorship, that it banned media and textbooks in the Albanian language, that it persecuted and fired Albanian intellectuals, that it formed paramilitary forces, etc., are pointless to discuss, bearing in mind that in the abducted southern Serbian province – the cradle of Serbian spirituality, culture, history and national identity – shrines are being destroyed.

Cemeteries are vandalized, Serbs are beaten, illegally arrested, and their property set on fire. Without a doubt, there were those on the Serbian side who committed crimes. However, there is a key difference. Serbia has arrested and tried its criminals in accordance with the law, unlike Albanian criminals who have been rewarded with military ranks, promotions, political and social positions and, as a whole, strong resistance to take all those who deserve it to finally stand before justice. In the end, everyone today understands that Kosovo is a failed project that is unsustainable in every regard.

Albanian separatists have recently entered a new phase of the fight against Judeo-Christian civilization, which is that after many years of burning churches and monasteries, and expelling monks and priests and the Serbian people as a whole on a purely discriminatory basis, they are now appropriating that heritage, medieval monasteries included, in the UNESCO list, and are grotesquely trying to present it as their heritage.

To the manipulative-selective portrayal of relations, it is necessary to add the Kosovo Albanians who fought on the side of the Islamic State had commanders there, such as Lavdrim Muhaxheri, who was famous for his cruelty.

We are fully convinced that Israel will remain consistent with its own interests, supporting direct negotiations, which are the only way to a compromise solution and delivery of the sustainable peace. Israel, like Serbia, a sovereign country, is not subject to any pressure or misinformation that appears in the Israeli and Serbian media from time to time.

Israel has a fruitful cooperation with all stakeholders in the Western Balkans region. The growth and enrichment of the diversity of trade exchange, cooperation in the field of science, culture, arts, sports, sensitive attitude toward the Jewish community and finally, ever closer bilateral relations, are concrete indicators of the best intentions of the Serbian side toward Israel and the Jewish world in general.

Prof. Vladimir Marinkovic, is deputy speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia and chair of the Parliamentary Friendship Group with Israel.

Alexander Nikolic is honorary consul of the Republic of Serbia in Israel.

ヘンリー王子、公邸改装費を返済 ネトフリ契約で資金確保

ヘンリー王子、公邸改装費を返済 ネトフリ契約で資金確保
9/8(火) 5:26配信
https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/8d602bedfb2c9209a5fb2b12675259078e44912b

【AFP=時事】ヘンリー英王子(Prince Harry)の報道官は7日、王子がウィンザー城(Windsor Castle)の公邸改装費として使われた税金240万ポンド(約3億4000万円)を返済したことを明らかにした。動画配信大手ネットフリックス( Netflix)と最近結んだ契約で得た資金を充てたと報じられている。

 ヘンリー王子と米国人で元女優の妻メーガン妃(Meghan, Duchess of Sussex)は今年、「経済的独立」を求めて王室の公務から退いた。

 ヘンリー王子の報道官は、返済額は住宅改装費を「完全にカバー」するもので、公邸は今後も王子夫妻の英国での住居となると述べている。

 英PA通信によれば、改装費の返済は先週発表されたネットフリックスとの契約により可能となった。契約の金額は明らかになっていないが、数年間で数百万ドル(数億円)規模と伝えられている。



公邸改装費を返せという批判が沸き上がっていたから、費用を返済することで批判をかわし、居住権を保持した。

公務から全面的に退くことになったときは、公費が投入されなくなるから、チャールズ皇太子の私有財産で当面支えることになり、新婚で父親の庇護を受けるという情けない状況から何とか脱出した。

アンドリュー王子とex-wife(元妻)が昔から資金繰りに困っていて、米国人の金持ち複数から融通してもらっていたのだが、王子様がユダヤのスパイ網にひっかかって失敗したことで詰んだ。

米国にいればカネに困っているヘンリー王子に近づいてくる金持ちはいるが、利用されてしまうので、あまり感心しない。米国人は王子様のお言葉に関心ないと思うけど(苦笑)、取りあえず目先の問題には対処した。



西の本物の王子様が困難を脱したのに対し、東の王子様候補・小室君はその後進展なしですが、このまま秋篠宮皇嗣殿下から求められている国民に対する説明責任を無視したまま人生の駒を前に進めて許されるとでも思っているのだろうか。眞子様もしかり。皇室内においては、秋篠宮皇嗣殿下は眞子様の単なるお父様ではなく上司であり、彼女は部下という関係にある。上司の指示を2年も横向いて知らぬふりして、この2人は一体どうなっているのか。

論文発表のニュース以来、世間は批判をしなくなってしまったが、公開されているので、私は読みました。

クラウド・ファンディングについて、公文書(つまり法律原文)とサービス提供各社の契約書を集め、大枠の仕組み、既存商品の特徴と違い、注意点を整理したもの。長く詳細な注釈を付けることで論文形式に仕上げてある。司法で争われたケースについては言及が皆無。

弁護士事務所と顧問契約を結ぶと、月報、季報が会社に送られてくるが、その中の1本という感じ。注釈の分量の多さで「これはただの新聞記事、雑誌記事ではなく学術論文です」と主張しているような印象を受けた。本文は全く同じで、違いは注釈だけというヤツ。政治論文でもよく使う手法。

私が受けた正直な第一印象は、以下の通り。

役所というところは新しい法律を制定するとき、ときに数十年の年月をかけてあらゆる問題点を検討し法律に仕上げる。法律自体が詳細に出来上がっており、その件については、施行する前に方向性と将来発生しうる大抵の問題は想定されている。法律だけで先が見える。

実際にサービスを提供する民間各社は、専門家で構成される検討会議を設置し、何か問題が発生しても自社が火の粉を被らないよう、徹底的に問題点を洗い出し、責任回避する仕組みを構築する。それが契約書の形に文書化される。

役所の内外で実績のある複数の職業弁護士(とその他の分野の専門家)が徹底的に検討し終え、現時点で文献が完璧に揃っており、歴史が浅いから資料の分量が少ない題材を、学生の立場でもう一度まとめ直すだけなので、論文の構成、内容、仕上がりが最初から見えている。

だから独自性、斬新さが感じられない。これでもって、大論文なのだから下々の者たちは批判を控えよと言わんばかりの報道をされても、私は同意しません。強烈な違和感を感じるだけ。もともとこの掲載誌の執筆者構成は、職業弁護士を主としつつ2~3人の院生も毎回含めているので、「天才現る」「金字塔を打ち立てた」というほどのニュースではないです。論文ではあっても大論文ではないと思いますよ。

まあ修士論文なんて学士論文をもう一本書けばもらえるものなので、そこまで要求しなくても、と言われればそれまででしょうかねぇ。

クラウド・ファンディングで集められる資金は少額なので、大規模ビジネスを計画している人は既存の資金調達方法を検討する必要があるという最後尾のアドバイスは、「そんなこと、わざわざあなたから指摘されなくても」という水準ですね。「少額の資金調達に適した手法として最初から制度設計された」と冒頭に一言指摘してから書き進めるべきところを、表現を変えて末尾に結論のように持ってきているので、苦笑するしか・・・。

最近始まった新しい手法であるがゆえ、法廷で争われた深刻なケースも恐らくないだろうから、論文には法解釈や運用上の新たな注意点に関するアドバイスはない。弁護士事務所から送られているこの種の解説には、大抵何かしらが書かれているものだが(書いてあるでしょう?)、それがない。

詳細な注釈を付けた努力は認めるけれど、同種の作業は必ずしも弁護士の専管事項ではなく、政府や各企業が何か行動したり、あるいは出版社が調査したりするとき、日本中で世界中で法科出身者以外も含めて皆がやっている作業。いろんな意味で安直。資料が入手しやすくまとめやすい題材をまとめるよう、先生が誘導したのでしょうかねぇ?知らんけど。

ところで彼、Aさんから出してもらった生活費、学費についてはどうなっているのでしょうか。

フォーダム大の1年目は学費全面免除だったが、2年目以降は全面免除にならなかった。渡米時の報道によると、2年目以降の学費、生活費は工面できていなかったから、今でも某弁護士事務所におんぶにだっこだろうと想像するが、ニューヨークなんて学費も生活費も東京の比ではなく、目玉が飛び出るほど高いのに、横浜から皇居までのタクシー代1万円が支払えなかった家の息子が、どうやってやりくりしているのか、本当に不思議。

女性宮家が法制化され、殿下に昇格することが現実のものとなり、子供が皇位継承第2位、第3位になったら、国民がどんな反応を示すのか、政府も皇室も落としどころを考えて行動しているのだろうか?

ユダヤ人弁護士の家に反ユダヤの落書き→犯人逮捕したらその弁護士でした イギリス

この人相の悪いのが、高校教員で、事件を企画実行をした。
2019年1月から架空の名前で親パレスチナ活動家のふりをし、地元の親パレスチナ団体に浸透してスパイ活動をしようとしていた。
ユダヤ人=スパイを地で行く活動家。
下記弁護士宅に「自由パレスチナ」と複数の絵文字をスプレーで書いた。
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上記人物の友人で、彼の犯行に同調し、落書き事件後は親パレスチナ団体に対する執拗な批判攻撃を繰り返した。
職務に反する行為をしたとして、弁護士会から懲戒処分を受けた。
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Top pro-Israel lawyer faked vandalism attack at Scots home in plot to frame Palestine group
Matthew Berlow played a key part in faking a graffiti attack at his home then used the bogus incident to smear the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign.
Mark McGivern
04:30, 7 SEP 2020
https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/top-pro-israel-lawyer-fake-22639409

A top lawyer has been slammed by legal watchdogs for a bizarre plot to discredit a Palestinian pressure group.

Matthew Berlow played a key part in faking a graffiti attack at his home then used the bogus incident to smear the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

He now faces a £500 fine for his part in the conspiracy after an initial probe by the reporter of the Law Society of Scotland.

Berlow knew his associate Ed Sutherland, a teacher at Belmont Academy, Ayr, had created a fake Facebook identity under the name Stevie Harrison to infiltrate the SPSC in January last year.

Berlow and Sutherland are linked to Friends of Israel, which aims to promote the interests of the country in the UK.

The fake Palestinian supporting activist “Stevie Harrison” wrote a social media post highlighting vandalism daubed on Berlow’s home in Glasgow.

The post said: “A certain Jewish lawyer woke up this morning to find ‘Free Palestine’ spray-painted rather ­prominently – no idea who was responsible.”

Berlow fuelled the story of the fantasy attack by playing the victim and commenting on the post: “Idiocy. Typical SPSC behaviour criminal.”

He later admitted to the LSS that he knew the scenario to be faked. But he claimed he went along with it because the Harrison character was being used “to monitor various ­disruptive activities of the SPSC”.

A preliminary ruling found Berlow failed to maintain the standards of behaviour expected for a ­solicitor.

It stated: “The pertinent issue is the solicitor’s comment, ‘Typical SPSC behaviour’ and the association between the SPSC and the supposed act of vandalism in the post. The post was made by the alias Stevie Harrison.

"The reporter has been provided with no evidence to find that Harrison was recognised as a member of the SPSC.

“Conversely, as the reporter is satisfied that Harrison is an alias and the social media profile fake, Harrison would naturally be unable to attend any ­demonstrations or meetings organised by the SPSC.

“Furthermore, following the words ‘no idea who was ­responsible’, there are a number of emojis portraying a wink.

“The reporter is satisfied that the choice of the words and emoji were intended for readers of the post to draw the inference that the act of vandalism had been committed by Harrison.

“The reporter is therefore satisfied that the comment made by the solicitor ­associating the act of vandalism with the SPSC was unfounded.”

The LSS reporter also makes it clear it was part of a plot by Berlow and a “Mr Y” – who can be identified as Ed ­Sutherland and who faces his own probe by the General Teaching Council for Scotland.

The reporter states: “Mr Y, like the solicitor, is a supporter of the state of Israel.

“The reporter is satisfied that Mr Y ­impersonates an anti-Israeli activist and in order to convince other anti-Israeli ­activists, Mr Y targets Israeli supporters, including the ­solicitor.

“The reporter is satisfied that when commenting on the post, the solicitor would have known that the post was false and no vandalism had taken place.

“The reporter is satisfied that the purpose of the comment was to associate the ostensibly ­criminal act with members of the SPSC despite the solicitor being aware at the material time that no criminal act had taken place.”

Berlow claimed last night he had launched a sting to catch out a person who was stalking him.

He said: “Unfortunately I made it too real and named an organisation I shouldn’t have. It wasn’t my intention to blame the SPSC for a fictitious event.”

But victims are demanding the Society’s ­professional conduct sub committee forces the lawyer to pay compensation to those smeared by the plot.

・・・同じ町にある親パレスチナ組織の活動状況をスパイし、評判を貶めるために犯行を実行した(←「スパイし」という表現は、私の妄想に基づく指摘ではなく、本人の供述です)。

弁護士会に支払う罰金は500ポンド(約7万円)だけで、別に弁護士資格を失うわけでもないので、やった者勝ちの世界。(←ぎりぎりの線を狙うところがまたユダヤ人らしい)。

捏造した根拠で社会的に糾弾した親パレスチナ団体に対し、この弁護士が慰謝料を支払うことは予定に入っていない。(←親パレスチナ活動には理由があろうが1円だって支払わないという姿勢も、実にユダヤ人的。かわいいのは自分だけ。)

ユダヤ人は世界のどこかで毎日のように「あいつは反ユダヤだー!」と叫んでいるが、真に受けてユダヤ人に協力してはいけないという良い証拠が出てきた。叫んでいる人がいたら、その内容に入る前に、まずは素性の確認。

これは永久保存版ですね。Webryが勝手に検閲削除しないよう監視対象にする。

トランプ ペンタゴン上層部は、弾薬や戦闘機を作っているメーカーを喜ばせるため、ひたすら戦争を続けている。 米国

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Liberals & hawks accuse Trump of ‘attack’ on military after he says Pentagon chiefs ‘fight wars to keep arms dealers happy'
8 Sep, 2020 00:53
https://www.rt.com/usa/500114-trump-pentagon-arms-dealers/

・・・ひゃー。米国大統領が本当のことを言っちゃった!(笑)
大ニュースなのに、なぜ日本のメディアは報道しないの?(爆)



セルビアの大使館エルサレム移転は条件付き コソボ独立は認めず イスラエル紙

第三国によるコソボ承認は1年凍結という約束を今回したわけだから、イスラエルによるコソボ承認をセルビアは不快に思っている。

セルビアは、もしイスラエルがセルビアの立場を尊重するならば、大使館をエルサレムに移転すると語った(つまり実際には当面移転する予定はないので、トランプが来年7月までに移転と発表した部分を、セルビア大統領は承知していない・・・と解釈するのが自然か?)。関連記事



For former foes Serbia and Kosovo, disagreements extend to Israel as well
After Belgrade and Pristina announce upgrade in relations with each other, and Jerusalem, Serbian leader is quick to say he did not approve of Israel recognizing Kosovo
By TOI staff and AP 5 September 2020, 4:25 am 0 Edit
https://www.timesofisrael.com/for-former-foes-serbia-and-kosovo-disagreements-extend-to-israel-as-well/

A White House summit intended to improve tense relations between eastern European nations Serbia and Kosovo Friday included a surprise addendum, with both countries announcing they would upgrade their relations with Israel — to much fanfare from the Trump administration and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Serbia announced it would move its embassy to Jerusalem, the first European nation to do so, while Muslim-majority Kosovo, which unilaterally broke off from Serbia in 2008 and declared independence, said it would establish relations with Israel and also open a Jerusalem embassy. The states had not previously recognized each other.

Serbia still does not recognize Kosovo’s independence, though it moved to normalize economic relations with its smaller neighbor Friday, as Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo’s Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti agreed to cooperate on a range of financial fronts to attract investment and create jobs.

But soon afterwards the Serbian leader made clear he had not been particularly happy with Jerusalem and Pristina formalizing ties. The president’s official website said there had been “a big fight” with Washington over the US desire that Israel and Kosovo recognize each other.

“They thought we should call on Israel to recognize Kosovo, and we said we couldn’t because it undermines our policy,” Vucic was quoted by the website as saying. “We said that if Israel and Pristina agree on that — fine. We also told Israel that if they respect Serbia, then our country will move the embassy to Jerusalem.”

The statement underscored the complicated relations between the two states. Kosovo is only partially recognized as sovereign around the world. Kosovo’s parliament declared independence from Serbia in 2008, nine years after NATO conducted a 78-day airstrike campaign against Serbia to stop a bloody crackdown against ethnic Albanians in Kosovo.

About 100 countries, including most Western nations, have recognized Kosovo’s independence, but Serbia and its allies Russia and China have not. The ongoing deadlock and Serbia’s unwillingness to recognize Kosovo have kept tensions simmering and prevented full stabilization of the Balkan region after the bloody wars in the 1990s.

Serbia and Kosovo’s leaders both declared satisfaction with Friday’s talks, though they stressed the sides were not moving to recognize each other.

Kosovo did agree to a one-year pause in efforts seeking new membership in international organizations. And Serbia agreed to a one-year pause of any campaign against Kosovo’s efforts for membership into international organizations and new recognition from other countries.

The EU has mediated the talks between the two former wartime foes for more than a decade, and the parallel US effort, although focused on economic development, has not been fully embraced by some EU officials.

The countries’ decisions to establish embassies in Jerusalem were a nod to both Israel and the United States. The Trump administration recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in late 2017 and moved the US embassy there in May 2018.

The administration has encouraged other countries to do the same but has been widely criticized by the Palestinians and many in Europe because the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains unresolved.

The gestures to Israel are part of the Trump administration’s push to improve the Jewish state’s international standing, which has included forceful denunciations of criticism of Israel at the United Nations and in other international venues. Most recently, the administration brokered a deal for Israel and the United Arab Emirates to normalize relations. That was followed by the first passenger commercial flight between Israel and the UAE, with neighboring Saudi Arabia and Bahrain to allow such flights to pass through their airspace. Additional Arab states, including Sudan, Bahrain and Oman, have been identified as countries that may soon also normalize relations with Israel.

Serbia and Kosovo have already okayed air, rail and transit agreements, including one that would clear the way for the first flight between Pristina and Belgrade in 21 years. The new agreement comprises many more areas of economic cooperation. Business leaders in both nations have been frustrated and have been talking among themselves about ways to foster investment outside of the ongoing political talks brokered by the European Union.

On Monday, Vucic and Hoti are scheduled to go to Brussels to hold talks under the auspices of the EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell and special envoy for the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue Miroslav Lajcak.

Serbs view Kosovo as their national heartland and trace their presence to hundreds of medieval Serbian Orthodox Church monasteries dotting the province. The majority Albanian Kosovars insist they are Kosovo’s oldest inhabitants. First granted and then stripped of self-governance within Serbia and the former Yugoslavia, ethnic Albanians claimed they were oppressed by the Serbian state before their fighters launched a rebellion in 1998.

Serbia, led at the time by nationalist strongman Slobodan Milosevic, responded with a brutal crackdown that triggered NATO intervention in 1999.

In June an international prosecutor indicted Kosovo’s president and nine other former rebel fighters with war crimes and crimes against humanity during and after a 1998-99 armed conflict.

大使館のエルサレム移転を、セルビア大統領は承知していなかったかも トランプ記者会見で当惑(動画)

トランプが、セルビア大統領を従えて記者会見し、「セルビアが来年7月までに大使館をエルサレムに移転する」と合意文を読み上げた際、セルビア大統領が「へ?」という顔をし、書類をめくり、後ろに控える補佐を見て、再び前方を向き、自分の手で前髪と額を触った。
https://twitter.com/i/status/1302281204805201922

I pledged what? Serbian President Vucic seems surprised after Trump announces that Belgrade will move embassy to Jerusalem (VIDEO)
6 Sep, 2020 08:58
https://www.rt.com/news/499984-serbia-embassy-move-facepalm/

セルビア大統領はベルギー・ブリュッセルで記者会見し、署名前に文書に目を通さなかったというネット上の反響について、そんなことはないと否定。
Vucic Explains Why He Looked 'Puzzled' When Trump Announced Serbia's Embassy Transfer to Jerusalem
15:38 GMT 06.09.2020
https://sputniknews.com/world/202009061080382407-vucic-explains-why-he-looked-puzzled-when-trump-announced-serbias-embassy-transfer-to-jerusalem/

・・・セルビア側の発表によると、米セ首脳会談では政治課題は棚上げし、経済問題についてだけ合意したことになっているし、セルビアの過去の政治姿勢・投票行動からして、国際法違反の大使館エルサレム移転に踏み切るとは思えず、私もおかしいなぁと感じていた。ユダヤと米国に騙された可能性を覚えておく必要がある。

マラウィーがエルサレムに大使館を開設

Malawi to open embassy in Jerusalem
Should Malawai make good on its pledge, it would be the first African country to take this step.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF SEPTEMBER 6, 2020 15:28
https://www.jpost.com/israel-elections/malawi-to-open-embassy-in-jerusalem-641241

The African country of Malawi over the weekend announced that it would open an embassy in Jerusalem, following similar announcements by Serbia and Kosovo.

To date, only the United States and Guatemala have embassies in Jerusalem, while the remainder of the 87 embassies in Israel are located in the Tel Aviv area.

The east African majority-Christian country has had relations with Israel since 1964, but neither country has opened an embassy on the other’s territory.
(後略)

・・・小さくて、あってもなくても気付かない国。

エルサレムについては国連安保理決議、総会決議が沢山あって、国際法の縛りがあるから、普通に解釈したらエルサレムに大使館移転ということにはならない。イスラエルは嬉しいから大々的に広報するが、なかなか大物は釣れない。

UAEへのF-35売却について、イスラエルが米国に賠償請求を検討中 既契約分の早期引き渡しなど

Israel to demand U.S. compensation over UAE warplanes sale
Jerusalem is set to ask Washington to move up the date of supply of advanced weapons systems by a year, indicating Israel's defense establishment had resigned to the fact the arms deal between U.S. and UAE will go through
Nahum Barnea |
Published: 09.06.20 , 10:44
https://www.ynetnews.com/article/BkNMrWf4v

・・・UAEは自身に能力があったからこそ、他のアラブ国ではできないことを成し遂げたとでも思っているのだろうが、この記事が示すように、アラブが脳内で作戦を考え、あれこれ考えて契約書に調印してみたところで、イスラエルはそれを既得権の侵害と捉え、賠償請求し、確実に回収していく。

ランセット誌がロシア製コロナ・ワクチンの有効性、安全性を確認 ロシアはアストラゼネカ社の開発手法の安全性に疑義を指摘

ロシア製ワクチンSputnik-Vの安全確認のため集めた被験者数は、アストラゼネカ社の被験者数の4倍。

アストラゼネカ社のワクチンでできる抗体の数は、コロナに感染して治った人が持つ抗体数と同じだが、ロシア製ワクチンを接種すると、その1.4~1.5倍の抗体ができる。(有効性が確認できた。)

ロシア製を接種すると100%で抗体ができる。重篤な副作用は1例も確認されなかった。そもそも過去に多くのワクチンで安全性が確認されている手法で開発したので、安全性には自信を持っている。

逆に私たちは世界に問いたい。アストラゼネカ社が今回採用しているチンパンジー・アデノウイルスまたはmRNAベースに着目したワクチン開発で、長期的な有効性、発がん性リスクがないこと、受胎能への影響がないことを証明する公式データを公開することを求める。また、アストラゼネカ社が、望ましくない副作用の法的免責事項を推進している理由も知りたい

The Lancet Publishes Results of Russian COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trials
11:00 GMT 04.09.2020
https://sputniknews.com/science/202009041080363522-the-lancet-publishes-results-of-russian-covid-19-vaccine-clinical-trials/

・・・ランセット誌のお墨付きを得ると箔がつくので、自慢話が一杯。