Lay of the Land Weekly Newsletter- 10 October 2021

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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Kamala Harris Disappoints

A lie left unchallenged creates the illusion of truth – shame on you Kamala

By David E. Kaplan

School for Scandal.  The ‘lesson’ at Virginian university by the US Vice President was dangerous and divisive.

How genuine is the US Vice President’s  “commitment to Israel’s security” when she allowed false accusations against the Jewish State of “ethnic genocide” to go publicly unchallenged? If words “MATTER”, it is words like these that not only undermine the Jewish state but endangers Jews everywhere.

Kamala Harris Disappoints

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Remembering Shimon Peres

It has been 5 years since the passing of Israel’s beloved former State President

By Rolene Marks

Risk Taker. Defense Minister Peres (2nd left)  and PM Rabin (centre)) greeting hostages rescued by Israel from Entebbe.

From a man who waged peace with as much vigour as he had earlier waged war, Shimon Peres was a complex character, a daring visionary – cultured and colourful – who left a lasting and inspiring legacy.

Remembering Shimon Peres

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Resourceful Ruth

Innovative and inspirational Christian support in South Africa for Israel through WIZO

By Galya Tregenza Hall, National Administrator and PA to WIZO SA President

Fertile Future. With the backdrop of the fertile Cape, “Ruthies” cultivate  fertile partnerships working for Israel.

Since Christian Zionist friends were welcomed five years earlier into the WIZO family in South Africa, the Ruth Branch in the Western Cape has emerged as the fastest-growing branch globally with Israel as the fortunate beneficiary.

Resourceful Ruth

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

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