The Israel Brief- 23-26 May 2022

The Israel Brief – 23 May 2022 – Updates on Abu Akle investigation. IRGC official assassinated. New PM in Australia. New York celebrates Israel!



The Israel Brief – 24 May 2022 – Terror cell busted. EU parliamentary President addresses Knesset. Turkish FM in Israel. IRGC official is buried.



The Israel Brief – 25 May 2022 – Israeli leaders express sorrow for Texas shooting victims. CNN say Israel deliberately killed journalist. Turkish FM in Israel. PM Bennett thanks Pres. Biden for keeping IRGC on terror list.



The Israel Brief – 26 May 2022 – NY Times claims Israel assassinated IRGC Colonel. Pres Herzog at World Economic Forum. Hezbollah threatens Israel. Tyga heading to Israel.






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The Israel Brief- 16-19 May 2022

The Israel Brief – 16 May 2022 – What happened at Al Akleh’s funeral? Nakba Day in Israel. President Herzog pays his respects in UAE. FM Liberman pushes for more equality in nation State bill.



The Israel Brief – 17 May 2022 – Operation Breaking Waves continues. Was antisemitism a factor in Israel’s results at Eurovision? Did Russia fire on Israeli planes? Israeli Embassy in Kyiv reopens.



The Israel Brief – 18 May 2022 – Meron prepares for Lag B’Omer. 65year old charged with threatening PM. Israel sends Ambassador to Chad. Israel sends helmets and flak jackets to Ukraine.



The Israel Brief – 19 May 2022 – Israel sends military aid to Ukraine. UK Home Secretary: BDS is racist! Update into Al Akleh investigation. US Congress vote to condemn antisemitism.




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17.05.2022 – Rolene Marks discusses media bias in the shooting of Al – Jazeera reporter, Shireen Abu Akleh.






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The Israel Brief- 09-13 May 2022

The Israel Brief – 09 May 2022 – Wave of terror update. Woman arrested in connection with threatening letters to PM. FM host officials from Kosovo. PCR testing for arrivals to be dropped 20 May 2022.



The Israel Brief – 10 May 2022 – Chariots of Fire! First Muslim Supreme Court Justice. Coalition stands. Maroon 5 rocks TLV.



The Israel Brief – 11 May 2022 – Shooting of Al Jazeera reporter. Lufthansa apologises for “incident”. Coalition stands. Czech Republic to replace Russia at UNHRC.



The Israel Brief – 11 May 2022 – Updates on shooting of reporter. Terrorist attack thwarted. Ukrainian Jewish soldiers appeal for help. Maroon 5 wants to come back to Israel.




13 May 2022 – Newzroom 405, DSTV channel 405 – Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh will be laid to rest today in Israel. She was killed during clashes in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday. SA-Israel Policy Forum’s Rolene Marks says it’s “irresponsible to reflexively blame the Jewish state“.





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The Israel Brief- 02-05 May 2022

The Israel Brief – 02 May 2022 – Ariel terror attack. Russian Foreign Minister’s outrageous comments. Palestinians caution against dismantling UNRWA. Herzog speaks to Abbas.



The Israel Brief – 03 May 2022 – Lavrov doubles down on his offensive statement. Hamas claim responsibility for Ariel attack. Israel mulls sending military aid to Ukraine. Yom Hazikaron.



The Israel Brief – 04 May 2022 – Israel mourns on Yom Hazikaron. Hamas delegation departs for Russia. 22 Jewish Democrats lambast Lavrov. Israel to celebrate Yom Haatzmaut.



The Israel Brief – 05 May 2022 – Chag Haatzmaut Sameach! Israel celebrates Independence Day!






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The Israel Brief- 25-28 April 2022

The Israel Brief – 25 April 2022 – Israel strikes targets in Lebanon in response to rockets. President Biden speaks to PM Bennett. Foreign Minister Lapid updates on Temple Mount situation. Israel will rock (and rap!) this summer.



The Israel Brief – 26 April 2022 – UNSC meets about the tension in Jerusalem. Erez crossing reopened. 1 in 4 young Americans hide their Jewish identity. Ken Roth quits Human Rights Watch.



The Israel Brief – 27 April 2022 – Israel prepares for Yom Hashoa, Holocaust Memorial Day.




The Israel Brief – 28 April 2022 – Israel marks Yom Hashoa. Head of Shin Bet meets Abbas. PM Bennett receives a second threatening letter. Israel to party this summer.




25 April 2022 – On WINA – Rolene Marks discusses tension on the Temple Mount.






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The Israel Brief- 18-20 April 2022

The Israel Brief – 18 April 2022 – The situation on the Temple Mount. Russia FM summons Israeli Ambassador. Direct flight to Sharm Al Sheikh. Emirati planes to participate in Yom Haatzmaut.



The Israel Brief – 19 April 2022 – IDF strike targets in response to rockets. PM Bennett responds to Jordan. Putin and Abbas speak. Eytan Stibbe to return to earth tomorrow.



The Israel Brief – 20 April 2022 – Updates on situation in Jerusalem. Indoor mask mandate to be dropped. Arizona adopts IHRA. 78th anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.





Voice of Change – Rolene Marks – Wave of terrorist attacks in Israel which claimed the life of 14 people

(12/04/2022)





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The Israel Brief- 11-14 April 2022

The Israel Brief – 11 April 2022 – Israel cracks down on terror following another attack. Tomb of Joseph desecrated twice in 2 days. Palestinian woman killed after charging at soldiers. President Herzog chats to Eytan Stibbe in space.



The Israel Brief – 12 April 2022 – IDF troops clash with Palestinians in Jenin. Republican Senators draft bill to with hold funding from Amnesty International. Essawi Frej in Kosovo. Ukrainian barmitzvahs at Kotel.



The Israel Brief – 13 April 2022 – Heavy clashes as Tomb of Joseph renovated. Cyber Unit reports 800% increase in online incitement. Chinese gift controversy – storm in a coffee cup? Update from space.



The Israel Brief – 14 April 2022 – Clashes between Palestinians and Security forces. Turkish FM on relations with Israel. Pres Herzog hosts Iftar. Israel prepares for Pesach.






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The Israel Brief- 04-07 April 2022

The Israel Brief – 04 April 2022 – Update on Operation Breaking Waves. Lapid condemns Bucha atrocities. UNHRC passes 4 resolutions against Israel. Amnesty International teaches anti-Israel course.



The Israel Brief – 05 April 2022 – Israeli woman sentenced to death in UAE. Polio vaccination drive. Zelensky to address UN Security Council. FM Lapid in Greece.



The Israel Brief – 06 April 2022 – Coalition shocker. DM Gantz speaks to President Abbas. Death penalty follow up. Israel mulls sending vests/flak jackets to Ukraine.



The Israel Brief – 07 April 2022 – Coalition updates. UN to vote on suspending Russia from UNHRC. Jewish Agency assists widow of terror victim. Israeli astronaut heads to space!





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The Israel Brief- 28-31 March 2022

The Israel Brief – 28 March 2022 – Terror attack in Hadera. Negev Summit. Secretary of State Blinken in Israel. Iowa enacts anti-BDS laws.



The Israel Brief – 29 March 2022 – Shin Bet cracks down on ISIS supporters. King Abdullah visits Ramallah. Israel welcomes 10 000th Ukrainian Oleh. Summer of rock.



The Israel Brief – 30 March 2022 – Terror attack in Bnei Brak. Pres Herzog in Jordan. 68 US Senators demand UNHRC focus on global human rights abuse and not Israel. Austrian FM in Israel.



The Israel Brief – 31 March 2022 – Terror attack Gush Etzion. Deborah Lipstadt confirmed. Turkish FM to visit Israel. Azerbaijan to open tourism office.




Rolene Marks, Co-Founder of LotL on WINA discussing the recent spate of terror attacks with Rob Schilling




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The Israel Brief- 21-24 March 2022

The Israel Brief – 21 March 2022 – Zelensky’s speech – hit or miss? Joint statement from Bennett and Lapid re IGRC. Colorado divests from Unilever. Rabbi Kanievsky passes.



The Israel Brief – 22 March 2022 – Israel’s field hospital in Ukraine is open. Singapore to open embassy in Israel. Trilateral summit between Egypt, Israel and UAE. Coldest March in over 100 years.



The Israel Brief – 23 March 2022 – Updates on terror attack in Beersheba. Kochav Meir treating patients. Knesset members in Indonesia. Israel 9th on happiness index.



The Israel Brief – 24 March 2022 – One month since Russia invades Ukraine. Abraham Accords celebratory events. EU withholding aid to PA. Linoy Ashram to retire.






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