Skip to comments.Grapevine: Serbia celebrates first anniversary
Posted on 02/21/2007 4:05:13 PM PST by kronos77
A journalist and politician, who prior to his appointment was president of the Reform Democratic Party in Vojvodina, Isakov reviewed his country's chequered history until the present day.
The upside of that, he observed, was that they are all multi-lingual. Looking back on the number of times that Serbia lost its independence and its autonomy, Isakov said: "It doesn't matter how many times you fall, but how many times you get up and go on." What bothered him, he said, when reflecting on his nation's history, was "how the good guys became the bad guys." It was a phenomenon that he had also noticed in Israel. He was especially pleased that Minister Rafi Eitan had been chosen to represent the government, "because he is an old freedom fighter, so we are the same, and unfortunately still fighting the same battle."
Eitan returned the complement by noting the fact that Yugoslavia, of which Serbia was then a part, had supplied Israel with explosives and ammunition during the War of Independence. He recalled that some of the Yugoslavian-born soldiers in his unit in the Palmach went on to become prominent commanders, and instanced David Elazar, who became chief of the General Staff. He also noted that Serbians had always lived harmoniously with the Jews in their midst, and said that Israel and the Jewish People were indebted to the Serbian partisans for their great struggle against the Nazis in World War Two. Today, Israel's relations with Serbia are very important, said Eitan, and Israel is particularly interested in upgrading the economic relations which have great potential.
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Hoppy is Israeli minister lying?
Israel's relations with Serbia are very important
Of course not - and I might add how lucky you are to have that coveted "very" in front of "important" - it shows Israel will spare no effort on Serbia's behalf in the diplomatic arena.
You are truly blessed.
Oh, no, i ment this part>
"He also noted that Serbians had always lived harmoniously with the Jews in their midst, and said that Israel and the Jewish People were indebted to the Serbian partisans for their great struggle against the Nazis in World War Two"
But it cant hurt to have good relations.