The Israel Brief- 22-25 November 2021

The Israel Brief – 22 November 2021 – Eliyahu Kay z”l laid to rest. UK proscribe all of Hamas as terror org. Shin Bet uncovers terror plot. President Herzog meets Prince Charles.



The Israel Brief – 23 November 2021 – South Africa silent on murder of Eli Kay. Lapid to Turkey – shutdown Hamas. $50 million allocated to fight domestic violence. Gantz in Morocco.



The Israel Brief – 24 November 2021 – Australia bans Hizbollah. Belgium moves to label Israeli products “not made in Israel”. Warming ties with Poland. Supporting Helen Mirren.



The Israel Brief – 24 November 2021 – Saudi Arabia presses UAE to cancel historic deal with Jordan and Israel. Malaysia refuses Israeli Squash players visas. Shocking allegations involving treatment of female soldiers. International Day of Elimination of Violence.







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The Israel Brief- 15-18 November 2021

The Israel Brief – 15 November 2021 – ANC boycotts Miss SA for Miss Universe in Israel participation. Lapid condemns Polish demonstration rhetoric. US and Israel partner to combat ransomware. Jewish journalist freed.



The Israel Brief – 16 November 2021 – Israel hosts US Ambassador to UN. Defense Minister Gantz off to Morocco. Israel pushes for PA funding. Antisemitism up by 59% UK campuses.




The Israel Brief – 17 November 2021 -UNRWA in crisis? Knesset Foreign and Defence committees say climate change is a security threat. Welfare Ministry releases stats on domestic violence. Miss Holocaust Survivor 2021.




The Israel Brief – 18 November 2021 – Gantz spied on? Israel couple in Turkey are freed. Palestinian opens case against Ben &Jerry’s. President Herzog to UK.






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The Israel Brief- 08-11 November 2021

The Israel Brief – 08 November 2021 – Israel open for tour groups! Terror attacks foiled in Africa! United message regarding Consulate. UAV intercepted by Iron Dome. Colombia open their first innovation centre in Jerusalem.



The Israel Brief – 09 November 2021 – Biggest gun bust in Israeli history. Hamas sentence 2 to death for collaborating with Israel. Save a Child’s Heart gesture to Congo. Remembering Kristallnacht.



The Israel Brief – 10 November 2021 – Israeli Ambassador to UK evacuated from event. US abstains from UN Resolution for Palestinian refugees. US working on unity go for Palestinians? Miss South Africa will compete in Miss Universe, due to be hosted by Israel.



The Israel Brief – 11 November 2021 – NY Gov slams anti-Israel party members. Former SA President, De Klerk dies. Murders of Holocaust survivor sentenced. Lest We Forget.






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The Israel Brief- 01-04 November 2021

The Israel Brief – 01 November 2021 – Israel is open! Israel at COP26. Drills in north. New York divests from Ben & Jerry’s.




The Israel Brief – 02 November 2021 – Minister of Energy could not access COP26. Sheikh Jarrah compromise. Celebrating 104 Years of the Balfour Declaration.




The Israel Brief – 03 November 2021 – PM Bennett home in time for crucial budget vote. Siren drills. Update on Sheik Jarrah. Sad, sad Israel says the NY Times.




The Israel Brief – 04 November 2021 – Budget passed! US Ambassador to Israel approved. Emirates launches direct daily flights to Israel. Israeli and Jordanian Ministers meet.






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The Israel Brief- 25-28 October 2021

The Israel Brief – 25 October 2021 – Why did Israel designate 6 Palestinian organisations as terror organisations? Israel to fight greenhouse gas emissions. Sudanese coup. Direct flight from Riyadh.



The Israel Brief – 26 October 2021 – Israel’s MFA “baffled” by claims US not given advance notice about 6 Palestinian NGO’s. Blue Flag Aerial Drill. Florida to divest from Unilever. Remembering Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.



The Israel Brief – 27 October 2021 – US rebukes Israel on settlements. Who hacked Iran’s fuel supply? US to waiver VISA requirements? A warm peace with Jordan on the cards?




The Israel Brief – 28 October 2021 – 200 Celebs sign letter denouncing boycott. Israel’s Amb. to UN urges institution to adopt IHRA. Saudi Arabia bans Hizbollah backers. Israel to host Miss Universe 2021.







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Lay of the Land Weekly Newsletter- 24 October 2021

Unveiling the contours and contrasts of an ever-changing Middle East landscape

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Roadworthy

From a dark road in the sixties to a dark age today, British TV series “Ridley Road” illuminates

By David E. Kaplan

Darkness lurks In Broad Daylight. A poster for Ridley Road  where a Jewish girl infiltrates  Britain’s rising neo-Nazis.

What does it say about the UK today that  a BBC TV series that depicts the rise of fascism and antisemitism in the sixties results in the actors facing ugly online abuse for playing Jewish characters? The writer delves beyond the issues of 1963 to exposes the antisemitic abscess in British society in 2021.

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Irish Antisemitism and BDS

The unspoken morality complex

By Fionn Grunspan

Emerald Isle sees Red when it comes to Israel. Message from Ireland these days – Boycott Israel.

For well over a century – from the Limerick Pogrom in 1904 nearly a half century before a State of Israel, to the popular Irish writer Sally  Rooney in 2021 boycotting the Hebrew language – Ireland has an enduring ‘issue’ with Jews. The writer peels away a false façade of morality covering an ingrained antisemitism embedded in the country of his birth.

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Robbie’s Story

Surviving cancer – a personal account from South Africa to Israel

By Robbie Eddles

Robbie’s Road to Recovery. Surrounded by his loving family, Robbie at Israel’s Sheba Medical Centre.

Diagnosed with a rare type of Leukemia at the age of 7, the writer, now age 20,  relates in his own words his medical and emotional rollercoaster journey between South Africa and Israel that he can today look back thankful that he is   back to “full health and strength” and “no longer in fear of having a relapse”.

Robbie’s Story

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

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The Israel Brief- 18-21 October 2021

The Israel Brief – 18 October 2021 – Sweden’s Foreign Minister visits Israel. Israel to fight climate change? Remembering Yitzchak Rabin. 10 Years since release of Gilad Shalit.



The Israel Brief – 19 October 2021 – The circle of peace widens – who is reported to be next? Earthquake felt in Israel. IDF close off areas around Gaza border. Remembering Colin Powell.



The Israel Brief – 20 October 2021 – US and Israeli envoy to UN berate Security Council. Emirati and Israeli flags on moon? Israel increases permits for Gaza merchants. PM Modi invites PM Bennett to India.



The Israel Brief – 21 October 2021 – President Herzog sets up Climate Forum. Taliban behead 18 year old woman. Sunrise DC discriminate against pro-Israel groups. Black Eyed Peas headed to Israel!






Lay of the Land Co-Founder, Rolene Marks debated Chief Mandla Mandela, Grandson of Nelson Mandela, about whether or not the Miss Universe Pageant, scheduled to be hosted by Israel, should be boycotted.








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The Israel Brief- 11-14 October 2021

The Israel Brief – 11 October 2021 – Chancellor Merkel in Israel. Pompeo “Israel is NOT an Apartheid state!”. UNHRC votes in Durban resolution.




The Israel Brief – 12 October 2021 – Sally Rooney boycotts Israel. Will the 2030 Soccer/Football World Cup come to Israel? Edelstein to challenge Netanyahu for Likud leadership. Israel and Jordan sign new water deal.




The Israel Brief – 13 October 2021 – Israel to welcome tourists. Who will lead the Jewish Agency for Israel? Celebrating Yom Aliyah.





The Israel Brief – 14 October 2021 – Australia adopts IHRA. Update on Beirut. Lapid and Blinken discuss Iran.






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The Israel Brief- 04-07 October 2021


The Israel Brief – 04 October 2021 – Iran attempt to assassinate Israeli businessman? Abbas meets with Meretz. First direct flight from Egypt! Remembering Shimon Peres.



The Israel Brief – 05 October 2021 – Mossad operation to locate To Arad. 43 States pledge to fight antisemitism at UNHRC. Pres. Hertzog in Ukraine to commemorate Babi Yar.



The Israel Brief – 06 October 2021 – French Senate adopts IHRA. UEFA investigate antisemitic incident between Union Berlin and Maccabi Haifa. Auschwitz defaced with antisemitic graffiti.



The Israel Brief – 07 October 2021 – Is Oman the next country to normalize ties with Israel? UNHRC censors reports exposing UNRWA incitement. Silent prayer on Temple Mount?





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The Israel Brief- 29-30 September 2021

The Israel Brief – 29 September 2021 – PM Bennett UN speech. 300 Iraqis call for peace with Israel. Texas to divest from Ben & Jerry’s. Remembering Babi Yar.



The Israel Brief – 30 September 2021 – Peace takes wing between between Israel and Bahrain with historic flights. Terrorism in Israel. VP Harris fails to correct student accusing Israel of ethnic cleansing.






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