Lay of the Land Weekly Newsletter- 01 November 2020

Unveiling the contours and contrasts of an ever-changing Middle East landscape
Reliable reportage and insightful commentary on the Middle East by seasoned journalists from the region and beyond


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From 3 No’s to 3 Yeses

A dramatic turn-around towards peace

By David E. Kaplan

Farewell to Feuding. UAE waves to departing El Al plane following Israel-UAE normalisation talks in Abu Dhabi.

53 years after Israelis from Moshe Dayan to David Ben Gurion waited the call from Khartoum for peace following the ‘Six Day War’, the ‘call’ finally came.  With opinion polls of the Arab street throughout the region showing surprising support for normalising ties with Israel’, is a Middle East mindfully moving towards a future of peace and prosperity?

From 3 No’s to 3 Yeses

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Building the Foundations of Peace

By Rolene Marks

Tragedy to Triumph. Falling from a window, Palestinian girl’s recovery in Israeli hospital inspires coexistence project.

Sometimes the best is achieved by ordinary people than politicians! A Palestinian mother’s fierce and determined love for her young daughter, blossomed into a cooperative healthcare project that is today building bridges between Israelis and Palestinians.

Building the Foundations of Peace

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A System for All Seasons

Plants having “A Field Day” in South Africa thanks to Israeli expertise

By David E. Kaplan

Look Who’s Talking. Farmers can now simply place sensors in the field and let the plants do the talking.

Offering ‘Real-time Field Monitoring Technology’, South African farmers are discovering that  Israel’s SupPlant’s innovative technology of providing an online platform and smartphone application designed to collect real-time sensor data directly from the field means – “Less Water and More Yield”.

A System for All Seasons

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LOTL Cofounders David E. Kaplan (Editor), Rolene Marks and Yair Chelouche

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