Lay of the Land Weekly Newsletter- 12 January 2023

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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Articles

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ISRAEL UNDER THREAT FROM  ITSELF

A ‘changing of the guard’ is set on changing laws  – a fear for the future

By David E. Kaplan

Under Threat. With Israel’s Supreme Court under attack, will the country’s democratic credentials suffer?

“HANDS OFF” is the message on the street from an ever-increasing number of protestors who fear the proposed “reform” of the judicial system will deform Israeli democracy. Interfering with the Supreme Court – asserts the writer – is ‘supreme’ folly.

ISRAEL UNDER THREAT FROM  ITSELF

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THE KINGS MISSPEAK

Questioning the claims by the King of Jordan to Protect Christians in the Middle East

By Jonathan Feldstein

Pursuing Peace. The writer’s father (r) and King Hussein (l) at reception before signing peace agreement.

While the writer’s father was “overjoyed to meet the King” mostly “because peace was coming” to Jordan and Israel, some thirty years later, the writer is saddened by the King’s son warning of “red lines” and directing blame exclusively on the Jewish state.

THE KINGS MISSPEAK

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IT’S A QUESTION OF HABIT

Some key ingredients to building lasting habits

By Justine Friedman

The Right Stuff. Implement lasting patterns and behaviours that will positively impact your life.

You are feeling “unfit, unhealthy, overweight or disorganised in your life” then you are not alone with most the population anywhere. Let the writer – who has over 20 years’ experience as a clinical dietician and a mindset mentor – guide you in pursuing practical and sustainable goals.

IT’S A QUESTION OF HABIT

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