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Netanyahu`s re-election improved the changes of a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians

Benjamin Netanyahu is set to be Israel`s longest-serving prime minister despite ongoing probes and a tough election campaign against a former military chief. Netanyahu faced tough challenge from the military veteran Gantz, who has the security credentials prized by Israeli’s and a clean-hands image.

This referendum was all about Netanyahus character, as hes likely to be indicted on corruption charges later this year. But people in Israel voted for him because they don`t care about some cigars and a few packages. He is suspected of wrongfully accepting $264,000-worth of gifts, which prosecutors said included cigars and Champaign, from tycoons and dispensing favours in alleged bids for improved coverage by an Israeli newspaper and a website.

Attorney General Avihai Mandelblit intends to charge Netanyahu in three craft cases, but Netanyahu claim he is innocent but will also stand down if convicted. Netanyahu is called «the magican» and «King Bibi», and he has previously said that the corruption probes were fabricated by opponents who can`t defeat him at the ballot box.

Netanyahu became the leader of Likud in 1993 and won the 1996 elections, becoming Israels yongest-ever Prime Minister, serving his first term from June 1996 to July 1999. He worked as a Finance Minister from 2003 to 2005 in Ariel Sharons governments.

Following the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, his temporary successor Shimon Peres decided to call early elections in order to give the government a mandate to advance the peace process. Netanyahu hired Republican political operative Arthur Finkelstein to run his campaign, and he became the youngest person in history of the position and the first Israeli Prime Minister to be born in the State of Israel.

Netanyahu`s victory over the pre-election favorite Shimon Peres surprised many. The main catalyst in the downfall of the latter was a wave of suicide bombings shortly before the elections, on 3 and 4 March 1996.

Palestinians carried out two suicide bombings, killing 32 Israelis, with Peres seemingly unable to stop the attacks. Unlike Peres, Netanyahu did not trust Yasser Arafat and conditioned any progress at the peace process on the Palestinian National Authority fulfilling its obligations, mainly fighting terrorism, and ran with the campaign slogan «Netanyahu – making a safe peace».

He engaged in a major reform of the Israeli economy, which was credited by commentators as having significantly improved Israels subsequent economic performance. During Netanyahus decade in power, Israel`s economy grew nearly 75 percent.

Netanyahu retook the Likud leadership in December 2005, after Sharon left to form a new party, Kadima. In December 2006, Netanyahu retook the Likud leadership in Opposition in the Knesset and Chairman of Likud.

Following the 2009 parliament election, in which Likud placed second and right-wing parties won a majority. He formed a coalition government. He won electoral victory in the 2013 elections for the third time, and in the 2015 elections for the fourth time, matching David Ben-Gurion for most premierships, and he is the only prime minister in Israel`s history to have been elected three times in a row.

This is a historic day for Israel, and one of the secret weapons in this election is the relationship with the U.S president Donald Trump who recognized Jerusalem as Israels capital and recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. He also delivered Netanyahu a jackpot when he was withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal.

Netanyahus re-election improved the changes of a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians. «Hes been a great ally and hes a friend. Id like to congratulate him on a well-thought-out race,» Trump said.

«I think well see some pretty good action in terms of peace,» Trump told reporters at the White house on Wednesday. «I never made a promise. But everyone said you cant have peace in the Middle East with Israel and the Palestinians. I think we have a chance,» Trump said.

Before the inauguration in 2017, Trump assigned his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to seek the «deal of the century» by coming up with a new Middle East peace plan. Pompeo has also said that they have some new and fresh and different ideas.

Kushner said a few weeks ago that the Trump administration will not release its peace plan prior to the election this week. He is working with Trump`s former personal lawyer Jason Greenblatt to present economic elements of the plan to wealthy Arab allies after series of meetings at the Munich Security Conference in Warsaw, Poland.

It would be great for Netanyahu if the peace plan is released before coalition formation because that can broaden his coalition. But he has said in the past that he will not divide Jerusalem, even if Palestinians say they want to establish their capital there as well. Jerusalem is a pivot point and that can also disrupt Natanyahu`s ability to hold together a coalition.

If Kushner can`t achieve Mideast peace, nobody can, Trump said.

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The war in Bosnia and Herzegovina came about as a result of the breakup of the Communist Party Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

Euro Zone is a Danger Zone. It has always been like that and seems like it won`t be any better. 1995 is not long time ago. It sounds like a movie when we hear the story about Bosnian town of Srebrenica were 8,000 muslim were murdered and buried in mass graves.

And worst of all; A military commander is behind the worst atrocity since World War II. The UN Hague tribunal sentenced former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic to life in prison for genocide and other crimes. This is unbelievable.

 

The conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina resulted in a mass grave with about 100,000 people, and that is a huge crime against the humanity. The court also convicted Mladic (74) for violating the rules of war. The crimes wouldn`t be committed as they were, the court said.

“The crimes committed were among the most heinous known to human kind,” Judge Alphons Orie said at the International Criminal Tribunal on Wednesday.

Mladic is not alone. Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is another one with war-crimes and the potential for reigniting disputes remains high.

This is all about the nations that emerged from Yugoslavia with ethnic lines by five wars. They tried to increase regional cooperation with the goal of following other ex-Communist nations into the European Union.

Bosnia-Herzegovina were annexed by pro-Hitler Croatian puppet state in 1941. Thousands of Serbs, Jews and Gypsies were sent to death camps.

From 1945 – 1991, Bosnia is part of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY).

SFRY was the Yugoslav state in southeastern Europe that existed from its foundation in the aftermath of World War II until its dissolution in 1992 amid the Yugoslav Wars.

It was a socialist state and a federation governed by the League of Communists of Yugoslavia made up of six socialist republics: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia with Belgrade as its capital. In addition; it included two autonomous provinces within Serbia: Kosovo and Vojvodina.

The SFRY tracks back to 26 November 1942 when the Anti-Fascist Council for the National Liberation of Yugoslavia was formed during World War II. On 29 November 1945, the Federal People`s Republic of Yugoslavia was proclaimed after the disposal of King Peter II thus ending the monarchy.

The new communist government originally sided with the Eastern bloc under the leadership of Josip Broz Tito at the beginning of the Cold War, but the SFRY pursued a policy of neutrality after the Tito-Stalin split of 1948, and it became one of the founding members of the Non-Aligned Movement.

Following the death of Tito on 4 May 1980, rising ethnic nationalism in the late 1980`s led do dissidence among the multiple ethnicities within the constituent republics. With the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe, inter-republic talks on transformation of the federation also failed and led to recognition of their independency by some European states in 1991.

This led to the federation collapsing along federal borders, followed by the start of the Yugoslav Wars and the final downfall and breakup of the federation on 27 April 1992.

Two of its republics, Serbia and Montenegro, remained within the reconstituted Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, but the union was not recognized internationally as the official successor state to the SFRY.

Following a number of violent incidents in early 1992, the war is commonly viewed as having started on 6 April 1992. The same day that the United States and European Economic Community (EEC) recognised Bosnia and Herzegovina. (There is debate over the start of the Bosnian War).

The war in Bosnia and Herzegovina came about as a result of the breakup of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

Following the collapse of Communism in 1991, nationalists win first multiparty elections and form coalition.

A crisis emerged in Yugoslavia as a result of the weakening of the confederation system at the end of the Cold War. In Yugoslavia, the national communist party, the League of Communists of Yugoslavia, was losing its ideological potency.

Meanwhile, ethnic nationalism experienced a renaissance in the 1980`s after violence broke out in Kosovo, while the goal of Serbian nationalists was the centralisation of Yugoslavia, other nationalities in Yugoslavia aspired to the federalization and the decentralisation of the state.

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a former Ottoman province and has historically been a multi-ethnic state.

The war was part of the breakup of Yugoslavia, following the Slovenian and Croatian secessions from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1991, the multi-ethnic Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

This was rejected by the political representatives of the Bosnian Serbs, who had boycotted the referendum. Following Bosnia and Herzegovinas declaration of independence (which gained international recognition), the Bosnian Serbs, led by Radovan Karadzic and supported by the Serbian government of Slobodan Milosevic and the Yugoslav Peoples Arma (JNA), mobilised their forces inside Bosnia and Herzegovina in order to secure ethnic Serb territory, then war soon spread across the country, accompanied by ethnic cleansing.

Events such as the Siege of Sarajevo and the Srebrenica massacre later became iconic of the conflict.

2,2 million were displaced. 20,000 women were raped, and 100,000 killed during the war.

People with inside information said Serbia waged war in Bosnia. Serbian strongman was Slobodan Milosevic who died in 2006. Mladic was arrested 15 years after he went into hiding following the fall of Slobodan Milosevic.

Bosnia-Herzegovina is deeply divided nations with three truths about the same war. Bosnia is one of the poorest nations in Europe and three ethnic groups are making them a crippled state with a complicated power structure.

They are also divided by religion were Bosnia is home to 3,517 million people were 50% of them are muslims, 31% Serbs and 15% Croats.

Pakistan defied the UN`s ban on supply of arms and airlifted missiles to the Bosnians Muslims, while after the Srebrenica and Markale massacres, NATO intervened in 1995 with Operation Deliberate Force targeting the positions of the Army of the republica Srpska, which proved key in ending the war.

The war brought to an end after the signing of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina in Paris on 14 December 1995.

This is the most devastating conflict in Europe since the end of World War II.

Is it over now? Why do some people talk about a silent civil war in Europe right now?

 

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and may not reflect those of Shiny bull. The author has made every effort to ensure accuracy of information provided; however, neither Shiny bull nor the author can guarantee such accuracy. This article is strictly for informational purposes only. It is not a solicitation to make any exchange in precious metal products, commodities, securities or other financial instruments. Shiny bull and the author of this article do not accept culpability for losses and/ or damages arising from the use of this publication.

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