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.
SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 13:44


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.

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.”




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

Syrian tribe reportedly expels US-backed forces from Deir Ezzor town



Trump to announce withdrawal of additional troops from Afghanistan & Iraq in coming days
9 Sep, 2020 01:34

US to pull back 2,200 troops from Iraq, Pentagon confirms…but several thousand more still to stay
9 Sep, 2020 12:52

Another US Coalition convoy enters northeastern Syria: video

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


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

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


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

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.


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

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.


2020.9.2 11:23

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.
John Silk

"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.

Macron marks 150 years of 'La République' by lauding French freedoms
Issued on: 04/09/2020 - 14:22

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".

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.