Introduction The relationship between Israel and the European Union has been strained for some time. Indeed it is enough to review op-eds published in Israeli newspapers to sense the resentment Israelis hold towards Brussels. This is, in part, a result of three EU policies. The first is the EU’s ongoing critique against Israeli settlements and
Then there’s this, of course, which shows a willingness to assign blame because it was convenient and easy. This was also the week when #miltaryintervention was briefly trending on Twitter. It looks like that’s about to get loud again.
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Replying to @malachybrowneThis reconstruction merges exclusive video with Colombian security footage. A molotov rag veers toward the aid truck and most likely started the fire. By @ckoettl @deborahacosta @drewjordanphoto & @singhvianjali. Story with @caseysjournal: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/10/world/americas/venezuela-aid-fire-video.html …
✔@malachybrowneWithin minutes of the blaze, @marcorubio retweeted an unverified claim and wrote that Maduro's police set fire to the aid. @AmbJohnBolton – in his “new experiment in public diplomacy” [JB emphasis] – followed suit, as did @USAIDMarkGreen and @SecPompeo. Claims that went all the way to the UNSC pic.twitter…
Lahav Harkov, Jerusalem Post, February 20, 2019
It could easily be understood that Gantz is delegitimizing English-speaking immigrants as phonies who can’t be leaders of Israel.
Image from article: Benny Gantz speaks at the annual Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany February 17, 2019
“In a month and a half, we will all choose between a ruler who has English from Boston, heavy makeup, and luxury suits – and an Israeli leadership which is real, caring, authentic and not phony,” Israel Resilience Party leader Benny Gantz said in a speech Tuesday night.
Leave aside the fact that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s English is from spending most of his childhood in the suburbs of Philadelphia, and not Boston.
What are all the other Israelis from Boston, Philadelphia, New York, London, Johannesburg or Melbourne supposed to think?
Regardless of what Gantz intended, that remark, as well as him saying that Netanyahu was busy in America “to improve your English and practice it at luxuri..
- Public diplomacy
- 29th January 2019
Photo courtesy of Belarus' embassy in Uzbekistan MINSK, 29 January (BelTA)
A Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] Institute of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) was inaugurated in Uzbekistan, BelTA learned from the embassy of Belarus in Tashkent.
Belarus' Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Uzbekistan Leonid Marinich took part in a press briefing to mark the launch of the institute. He described promising fields of cooperation with Uzbekistan in the framework of the SCO. In particular, the diplomat suggested establishing cooperation between the Belarusian agricultural machinery companies and Uzbek agrarian enterprises with a view to strengthen the Shanghai Cooperation Organization food security.
The ambassador also invited companies from Uzbekistan to take part in Belagro, a large international agricultural expo held annually in Belarus.
Belarus and Uzbekistan are active participants of the Chinese Belt and Road initiative. In this regard, Leo..