Lay of the Land Weekly Newsletter- 24 November 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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What’s happening in Israel today? See from every Monday – Thursday LOTL’s The Israel Brief broadcasts and on our Facebook page and YouTube by seasoned TV & radio broadcaster, Rolene Marks familiar to Chai FM listeners in South Africa and millions of American listeners to the News/Talk/Sports radio station  WINA, broadcasting out of Virginia, USA.

The Israel Brief

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With the entrances to Jerusalem being the target of two devastating bus stop bombings, is Israel entering a new wave of terror? Lay of the Land extends condolences to the innocent victims and their families as well as the family of Israeli Druze teenager who was kidnapped in front of his father from his hospital bed in Jenin by Palestinian terrorists – and murdered! (Photo: Menahem KAHANA/AFP)




Ceremony at Johannesburg’s Jewish cemetery will illuminate ‘bloodlines’ between South Africa and Israel

By David E. Kaplan

Story of a Stone. Unveiled by Gen. Smuts in 1922,  a century later sees cornerstone again unveiled.

A lost cornerstone originally unveiled by Prime Minister Jan Smuts honouring South African Jews soldiers killed in WWI, was recently found in the garden of a bowling club and is to be unveiled again, this time by Smuts’ great-grandson. What will also be unveiled are forgotten stories connecting South Africa and Israel.


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Christians and Jews unite in providing a helping hand

By staff correspondent

Helping Hands. Jewish and Christian organisations join forces in supporting causes in Israel.

Two organizations – one run by an Orthodox Israeli American Jew, the other by a Chinese American Christian – are partnering to help Holocaust survivors in Israel who are finding themselves in stressful situations. Let them not be failed again!


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Three phases every healthy relationship repeatedly goes through

By Bev Ehrlich

From young Love and Beyond. The dynamics of love changes as the daily dynamics of life change.

How is your relationship with your partner? Ups and downs are normal – part of any partnership’s journey. A ‘relational coach’, the writer who from her own experience of once feeling “helpless” and “strained”, counsels the path forward to restoring a healthy relationship.


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LOTL Co-founders David E. Kaplan (Editor), Rolene Marks and Yair Chelouche

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