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Chính trường Israel: Ăn tiền và ở tù

SÁNG ÁNH 2/1/2021 9:00 GMT+7 – TTCT

12 giờ đêm ngày 22-12-2020, Quốc hội Israel tự giải tán vì không thông qua được ngân sách quốc gia cho năm 2021. Bầu cử được ấn định vào ngày 23-3-2021. Chuyện này cũng không quá lạ. Việc Quốc hội Israel không hoàn tất nhiệm kỳ định lệ 4 năm không hiếm: từ lập quốc và bầu cử 1949 đến giờ mới có… 10 lần, đây cũng đã là lần thứ 4 phải tổ chức bầu cử chỉ trong 2 năm sau bầu cử lần trước.

Quốc hội Israel gồm 120 ghế đại biểu. Đảng nào có 61 ghế đa số sẽ cầm quyền, nhưng từ 1949, chưa từng có một đảng đơn lẻ nào kiếm đủ số ghế đó – nhiều nhất là 56 ghế. Tất cả các chính phủ cầm quyền tại Israel đều là liên minh giữa nhiều đảng khác nhau. Chuyện này âu cũng là thường tình, cho đến nay.

Ảnh: The New York Times

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Israel và thế giới Hồi giáo: Một lịch sử những vụ ám sát

  • SÁNG ÁNH
  • 07.12.2020, 09:05

TTCT – Khoa học gia hạt nhân người Iran vừa bị ám sát không phải là vụ đầu tiên Israel bị nghi ngờ đứng đằng sau âm mưu trừ khử một nhân vật then chốt của các quốc gia đối địch, và có lẽ cũng chẳng phải vụ cuối cùng.

Israel và thế giới Hồi giáo: Một lịch sử những vụ ám sát

Từ California tới Paris

Bấy giờ là mùa hè ở Bắc California, năm 1952, tại thị trấn Berkeley, Sameera Moussa – một phụ nữ Ai Cập 35 tuổi, sang Mỹ theo diện học bổng Fulbright. Berkeley dạo đó – hay dạo này, đi đâu cũng phải có xe có pháo.

Sameera không phải người Mỹ, không biết lái xe, không có bằng lái và không có xe. Bằng mà cô có là tiến sĩ vật lý nguyên tử: cô là phó giáo sư Đại học Cairo ở Ai Cập và là người phụ nữ đầu tiên ở trong nước đạt tới học hàm đấy.

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The assassination of Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

Assassinated Iranian nuclear scientist shot with remote-controlled machine gun, news agency says

By Sara Mazloumsaki and Eliott C. McLaughlinCNN

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Iran vows revenge after top nuclear scientist killed

Iran holds funeral for assassinated nuclear scientist

WUHAN, CHINA - FEBRUARY 16 2020: Workers move out the body of a COVID-19 victim in a hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020.- PHOTOGRAPH BY Feature China / Barcroft Media (Photo credit should read Feature China/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

(CNN)The Iranian nuclear scientist assassinated east of Tehran was shot by a remote-controlled machine gun operating out of another car, the semi-official Fars News Agency said Sunday.

With top Iranian officials blaming Israel, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and others have promised revenge for the Friday killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who was the country’s chief nuclear scientist.

There were conflicting accounts from Iranian news agencies about how the attack unfolded.

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The assassination of Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

Assassinated Iranian nuclear scientist shot with remote-controlled machine gun, news agency says

By Sara Mazloumsaki and Eliott C. McLaughlinCNN

Updated 1252 GMT (2052 HKT) November 30, 2020

Iran vows revenge after top nuclear scientist killed

Iran holds funeral for assassinated nuclear scientist

WUHAN, CHINA - FEBRUARY 16 2020: Workers move out the body of a COVID-19 victim in a hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020.- PHOTOGRAPH BY Feature China / Barcroft Media (Photo credit should read Feature China/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

(CNN)The Iranian nuclear scientist assassinated east of Tehran was shot by a remote-controlled machine gun operating out of another car, the semi-official Fars News Agency said Sunday.

With top Iranian officials blaming Israel, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and others have promised revenge for the Friday killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who was the country’s chief nuclear scientist.

There were conflicting accounts from Iranian news agencies about how the attack unfolded.

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Remarks by President Trump Announcing Normalization of Relations Between Sudan and Israel

 FOREIGN POLICYThe White House

 Issued on: October 23, 2020

Oval Office

11:34 A.M. EDT

PRESIDENT TRUMP:  (In progress) …on the phone, we have some terrific people: Chairman Abdel al-Burhan and Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok of Sudan — a beautiful part of the world; and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — I think you mostly know him.  You perhaps heard of him somewhere.  We have the very highly sophisticated press.  I think they may have heard of him, of Israel.  So I want to just congratulate all of you.

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The Great American Recovery: Third Quarter GDP Blows Past Expectations

October 29, 2020 The White House

4 minute read

Council of Economic Advisers

After releasing his plan to reopen America safely in April, President Trump remarked that prior to the Coronavirus pandemic, the United States had “built the greatest economy anywhere in the world . . .  and we’re going to build it again.”

At that time, the consensus among economic forecasters was that pandemic-induced lockdowns would result in a sharp economic contraction in the second quarter, and that the economy would experience tepid growth in the third quarter as it slowly clawed back pandemic losses. But because of the President’s pro-growth policies that set a strong pre-pandemic foundation—and the extraordinary speed and scale of the Administration’s support for America’s families and businesses—our nation’s recovery continues to exceed expectations.

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How China Outsmarted the Trump Administration

The Atlantic – While the U.S. is distracted, China is rewriting the rules of the global order.

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Lan Truong

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Back in may, when President Donald Trump called for America to stop funding the World Health Organization, he presented a list of the WHO’s recent failures: the organization’s initial failure to flag the spread of the novel coronavirus; its initial failure to follow up when Taiwan—a country excluded from the WHO because of Chinese objections—inquired about evidence that seemed to indicate that the virus could be transmitted from one human to another; its initial failure to press China to accept an international investigation into the source of the virus. At the beginning of the pandemic, the WHO, which operates as a specialized agency of the United Nations, seemed to be one beat behind. It also seemed overly reliant upon biased information provided by the government of China.

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Án mạng và địa chính trị

  • SÁNG ÁNH
  • 23.09.2020, 15:22

TTCT – Iran vừa hành quyết lực sĩ bộ môn đô vật Navid Afkari về tội đâm chết từ sau lưng một bảo vệ công ty nước là Hassan Torkaman. Gia đình của Torkaman đã từ chối không tha thứ Afkari theo luật Hồi. Luật này cho phép gia đình nạn nhân tha chết cho thủ phạm sau khi nhận hay không nhận bồi thường (còn gọi là luật “tiền máu”). Hai anh em của Navid mang tội đồng phạm thì lãnh 54 và 27 năm tù.

Án mạng và địa chính trị
Navid Afkari (Ảnh: Wiki)

Tuy hành nghề công nhân xây dựng ở Shiraz nhưng Navid là lực sĩ nổi tiếng tầm quốc gia vì đô vật là bộ môn được quần chúng Iran ưa chuộng, và về bộ môn này thì Iran ở đẳng cấp quốc tế.

Navid và các anh em ruột, cũng như cả ngàn người khác, đã tham dự các cuộc biểu tình chống chính quyền năm 2018, nên có dư luận nói vụ án này là đổ vấy cho họ để dằn mặt mọi người. Chính quyền, tòa án Iran không thông báo chi tiết cũng như nguyên nhân vụ án, chỉ xác định lơ mơ là Navid có mặt tại hiện trường vì điện thoại di động của anh được ghi nhận xuất hiện ở nơi xảy ra án mạng.

Truyền hình nhà nước dành 11 phút về việc này với lời thú tội của Navid và cáo buộc của gia đình nạn nhân, phát sóng sau khi Tổng thống Hoa Kỳ Donald Trump lên tiếng đòi tha cho Navid.

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On Thailand, Stay True to American Values

Walter Lohman / August 21, 2020 / Daily Signal

Protesters hold lights and three-finger salutes during a protest on Aug. 21 in Bangkok, Thailand. (Photo: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

COMMENTARY BY Walter Lohman

Walter Lohman is director of the Asian Studies Center at The Heritage Foundation.

There is a long-held logic in Washington that puts so-called geostrategic interests ahead of values. The idea is that we cannot afford to stand for liberty because our global competitors do not.

If we alienate oppressive governments by criticizing them or pushing for political reform, the logic follows, they will side with our competitors and tilt the game board against us.

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The 53 countries supporting China’s crackdown on Hong Kong

CVD Admin: Vietnam did not vote one way or another.

Note: The U.S. has been highly critical of China over the law, but withdrew from the UN Human Rights Council in 2018; Map: Danielle Alberti/Axios
Note: The U.S. has been highly critical of China over the law, but withdrew from the UN Human Rights Council in 2018; Map: Danielle Alberti/Axios

Dueling statements at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva shed light on geopolitical currents far beyond the walls of that institution.

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Former Canadian PM Mulroney calls for revised relations with China

Former Canadian PM Mulroney calls for revised relations with China ...
Former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney, seen here at George Bush’s funeral in 2018, said his country needed to revise its ties with China. (AFP/Alex Brandon)

AsiaChannel 02 Jul 2020 01:19AM

MONTREAL: Canada must have an “urgent rethink” of its relationship with China, former prime minister Brian Mulroney said on Wednesday (Jul 1) as tensions build over the possible extradition to the United States of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.

Conservative Mulroney backed his Liberal successor Justin Trudeau’s rejection of any exchange of Meng, who was arrested in Vancouver in December 2018, for two Canadians who were detained in China in apparent retaliation.

Mulroney said Canada’s hope that China would emerge as a constructive partner in international relations had been proven wrong, referring in particular to Beijing’s militarization of the South China Sea.

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US lawmakers seek more action on Hong Kong after arrests

US lawmakers seek more action on Hong Kong after arrests - France 24
Protesters chant slogans during a rally against a new national security law in Hong Kong on the anniversary of the city’s handover from Britain. (AFP/Anthony WALLACE)

AsiaChannel 02 Jul 2020 02:47AM

WASHINGTON, DC: US lawmakers on Wednesday (Jul 1) urged further action against China over its imposition of a security law in Hong Kong, where police broke up defiant protests.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged President Donald Trump to do more under a 2019 law that lays out sanctions against officials who infringe on the freedoms promised to Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong police arrest more than 300 protesting China’s ‘birthday gift’ of security law

Asiachannel

Hong Kong police arrest more than 300 protesting China's 'birthday ...
A woman reacts after she was hit with pepper spray deployed by police as they cleared a street with protesters rallying against a new national security law in Hong Kong on Jul 1, 2020. (Photo: AFP/DALE DE LA REY)

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BEIJING: Hong Kong police fired water cannon and tear gas and arrested more than 300 people on Wednesday (Jul 1) as protesters took to the streets in defiance of a new security law.

Beijing on Tuesday unveiled the details of the much-anticipated law after weeks of uncertainty, pushing Hong Kong onto a more authoritarian path.

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Global reaction to Israel’s imminent annexation plans

Al Jazeera, July 2, 2020

Several of Israel’s staunchest allies have criticised its annexation plans as jeopardising the status quo.

A demonstrator holds a cane and a Palestinian flag during a protest against US President Donald Trump's "Middle East plan" in the Jordan Valley [Raneen Sawafta/Reuters]
A demonstrator holds a cane and a Palestinian flag during a protest against US President Donald Trump’s “Middle East plan” in the Jordan Valley [Raneen Sawafta/Reuters]
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Israel’s annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank has been fiercely criticised by not only Palestinians but by the international community at large.

The plan, which aims to annex all illegal Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank – including the strategic Jordan Valley – amounts to one-third of the territory and is in line with US President Donald Trump’s so-called “Middle East plan,” which envisages a demilitarised Palestinian state on a patchwork of disjointed parts of the Palestinian territories.

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Israeli annexation a ‘final nail in the coffin’ of Palestine

Palestinians in Ramallah demonstrate against Israel’s plan to annex a third of the occupied West Bank and Jordan Valley. by Arwa Ibrahim & Rima Mustafa,Al Jazeera July 2, 2020 Palestinians have decried Israeli plans to annex parts of the West Bank and Jordan Valley as the end to a future Palestinian state [Majdi Mohammed/AP] Palestinians have decried Israeli plans to annex parts of the West Bank and Jordan Valley as the end to a future Palestinian state [Majdi Mohammed/AP]

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Ramallah, occupied West Bank – Despite a delay in the long-anticipated declaration of an Israeli plan to annex one-third of the already illegally occupied West Bank, including parts of the strategic Jordan Valley, Palestinians decried the plan with some holding protests in Ramallah and Gaza City. Continue reading on CVD >>