Lay of the Land Weekly Newsletter- 13 August 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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PROTESTS ARE THE PEOPLE SPEAKING

How else to message Jerusalem before it’s too late?

By David E. Kaplan

Talk is a Two-Way Street. After 32 weeks messaging in streets across Israel, the message is still not getting through.

The people are talking to a government that is not listening. A ‘walk in the park’ in Tel Aviv with the grandkids ended up ‘anything but’ in Sarona’s kiddies section as rival protestors contested their narratives over the government’s judicial overhaul.

PROTESTS ARE THE PEOPLE SPEAKING

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LIVELY LILIENBLUM

Discover Tel Aviv’s glorious yesterdays, in today’s rejuvenated Lilienblum Street and its rejuvenated first hotel.

By Motti Verses

Check this Out. Hospitality writer, Motti Verses ‘checks in’ to the luxury ‘Elkonim’ ready to ‘check out’ neighbourhood beat.

Whether to eat, stay, party or explore, rejuvenated Lilienblum Street in Tel Aviv has it all. Let your senses do the walking as you accompany the writer who stays and dines at the exquisitely restored first-ever Tel Aviv hotel the “Elkonim” and explore this historic street with its iconic buildings that are proving a joy to “architecture lovers”.

LIVELY LILIENBLUM

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UK, ACT WHILE YOU STILL CAN!

From the Jewish woman who penetrated Iran’s leadership, a warning to the UK to outlaw Iran’s IRCG – before it’s too late

By Catherine Perez-Shakdam

Inside Insights. In 2021, Catherine gained global attention when news broke of her infiltration of the Iranian regime.

In a recent live-stream talk arranged by the Islamic Students Association of Britain, the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) leadership “preached an ultimate war on the Jewish people.” With the clock ticking, the writer accuses the UK’s leadership of falling short of fulfilling its promise to proscribe the IRGC and hold Tehran accountable.

UK, ACT WHILE YOU STILL CAN!

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

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