Lay of the Land Weekly Newsletter- 31 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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En Guard!

Top Chilean newspaper pays tribute to Nazi leader Hermann Göring  –“WHY?”

By David E. Kaplan

Glorifying Göring . Article covers Nazi’s love life but mostly skips on his war crimes and crimes against humanity.

The Santiago edition El Mercurio is Chili’s newspaper of record and the oldest daily in the Spanish language currently in circulation. With an alarming spike in global antisemitism, why would El Mercurio  stoke the fires of hatred by  eulogizing Hitler’s right-hand man – Hermann Göring?

En Guard!

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Normal People Don’t Boycott Israel

Irish author exposes her prejudice and hypocrisy by supporting a boycott of Israel

By Rolene Marks

A Closed Book. Popular Irish writer, Sally Rooney says no to her latest book being published in Hebrew.

While happy to be published in China, Russia, Iran and other human rights violation hotspots around the world, bestselling Irish author, Sally Rooney, targets only Israel to boycott. Lay of the Land cofounder, peels off the veneer to expose the author’s antipathy towards Israel that is far from “Normal”.

Normal People Don’t Boycott Israel

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The Arab Voice – October 2021

A selection of opinions and analysis from the Arab media

Broad-based coverage on the Middle East, LOTL provides a platform to what Arab journalists – in their own words – are writing about the region.

The Arab Voice – October 2021

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

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