Lay of the Land Weekly Newsletter- 18 October 2022

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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Rhetoric from Iran is met by melody from Israel

By David E. Kaplan

Singing for her Sisters“I’ve always believed women can make the revolution in Iran says Charhi seen here in the studio.

While the leadership of Iran threatens the citizens of Israel with extinction, the protesting people in Iran are being inspired by the music of an Israeli. Striking the right note, the music of Israeli Liraz Charhi is reaching the hearts and minds of her “sisters” in Iran who are braving bullets armed with ballads.


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A personal account in participating in the historic queue paying tribute to ‘The Queen’

By Rehna

The People’s Queen. They came from all the corners of the realm to pay their respects to the end of a reign.

For a few days, the line to the British throne took on a different meaning as the people stood in line to ‘see’ their Queen – one final time! What brought people of all ages and from across the country to stand in an ever-increasing queue to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth lying in state? The writer, a UK lawyer, relates her personal experience.  


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A visit to Oscar Schindler’s Enamel Factory inKraków

By Motti Verses

Schindler the Savior. The writer at Oskar Schindler’s factory with photographs of the Jewish workers he saved.  

While the Jews of Europe were being exterminated in Nazi ‘factories of death’, one factory owned and run by a German industrialist and member of the Nazi Party, was saving Jews.  The writer, a communications executive from Israel, visited the Oskar Schindler’s Enamelware Factory  in Kraków, Poland and came away with new and long-lasting impressions.


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