The Israel Brief- 19-22 September 2022

The Israel Brief – 19 September 2022 – President Herzog pays tribute to The Queen. Iranian Presidents offensive comments. Ben and Jerry’s at it again! PM Lapid to meet Pres. Erdogan and King Abdullah on sides of UNGA.



The Israel Brief – 20 September 2022 – PM Lapid lands in New York for UNGA. Chilean Foreign Minister apologises to President Herzog. Pakistani and Indonesian delegations in Israel. Israel’s population ahead of Rosh Hashanah.



The Israel Brief – 21 September 2022 – Speeches at first day of UNGA Terror attack in Holon. Berlin cancels event honouring Navi Pillay. Booking.com controversy.



The Israel Brief – 22 September 2022 – Iran and US at UN. Will Britain move embassy? Abu- Akleh family go to ICC. Shana Tova!





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The Israel Brief- 12-15 September 2022

The Israel Brief – 12 September 2022 – President Herzog to represent Israel at The Queen’s funeral. PM Lapid in Germany. FM Liberman’s offensive comments. Superhero Sabra!



The Israel Brief – 13 September 2022 – DM Gantz shares map of Iranian sites. IDF Intel chief: If not for Hizbollah, Lebanon would join Abraham Accords. PM Lapid and Holocaust survivors at Wannsee. Amb. Nides on rules of engagements.



The Israel Brief – 14 September 2022 – Israeli soldier killed. Israel in talks with Qatar for office for World Cup. Queen to lie in state. One Republic pumped for Israel concert.



The Israel Brief – 15 September 2022 – Trump’s “good deal” for Jordan. UAE FM in Israel. Israel gives more Intel to CIA re 7 NGO’s. Counting Crows rock Israel.




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The Israel Brief- 05-08 September 2022

The Israel Brief – 05 September 2022 – Prime Minister, Liz Truss. IDF to release findings on Abu-Akle probe. New IDF Chief named. Remembering 50 years since Munich Massacre.



The Israel Brief – 06 September 2022 – Pres. Herzog addresses Bundestag. Speeches at Munich commemoration. IDF report on Shireen Abu Akle. Queen Elizabeth charges Liz Truss with forming a government.



The Israel Brief – 07 September 2022 – Is the Iranian deal off the table? Albania breaks diplomatic ties with Iran. Pres. Herzog visits Bergen Belsen. Ben &Jerry’s, again.



The Israel Brief – 08 September 2022 – Israelis hope for Queens recovery. Israel rebuffs US comments about rules of engagement. Israel wants diplomatic presence in Qatar for World cup. UN agency says Iran nuclear plan “possibly not peaceful”.






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The Israel Brief- 29 August – 01 September 2022

The Israel Brief – 29 August 2022 – Live from Basel, Switzerland celebrating 125 years of Zionism.



The Israel Brief – 31 August 2022 – Soldier dies in rare training accident. Back to school! Jews of Russia mourn Gorbachev. Wrapping up the WZC in Basel.



The Israel Brief – 01 September 2022 – Travel warning for Uman. PM Lapid and Pres Biden speak. Eyal Haddad buried in Beersheba. 2.5million Israeli children head back to school.






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The Israel Brief- 22-25 August 2022

The Israel Brief – 22 August 2022 – Hizbollah threatens Israel. Berlin police open investigation into Abbas’s comments. Bull in a bank. Complaining Bella Hadid.



The Israel Brief – 23 August 2022 – Victory over Ben and Jerry’s. Russian FM condemns Israeli airstrikes in Syria. Abbas in Turkey. First Israeli flight over Saudi Airspace.



The Israel Brief – 24 August 2022 – PM Lapid rejects meeting with Norwegian FM. Bennett appeals to Biden to not sign Iran deal. 19 envoys want clarification on NGO issue. Rocket kills Palestinian child.



The Israel Brief – 25 August 2022 – PIJ Commander charged with terror. Suspect arrested in connection with murder of young woman. Static and Ben-El split. Gal Gadot visits residents in south.





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The Israel Brief- 15-18 August 2022

The Israel Brief – 15 August 2022 – Terror attack in Jerusalem. IDF foils terror tunnel. Melbourne University Student Union passes BDS motion. Celebrating 2 years of the Abraham Accords.



The Israel Brief – 16 August 2022 – IDF soldier killed in tragic incident. Gaza residents confirm IDF claim of misfired PIJ rockets. Israel wants UN official reinstated. Israel wins gold in Munich. All this on the Israel Brief.



The Israel Brief – 17 August 2022 – Abbas appalling Holocaust comments – updates. Turkey and Israel restore full diplomatic relations. Israel appeals to Russia to postpone JAFI hearing. Israel wins gold!



The Israel Brief – 18 August 2022 – German Chancellor Scholtz speaks to PM Lapid. Did PIJ operatives refuse to enter tunnels? Did IDF strike a third country? Will Britain move it’s embassy to Jerusalem?






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The Israel Brief- 08-11 August 2022

The Israel Brief – 08 August 2022 – A look back at Operation Breaking Dawn.



The Israel Brief – 09 August 2022 – PM Lapid and DM Gantz address media following Operation Breaking Dawn. Pres.Herzog speaks to Putin. UN Security Council convenes session on Israel and PIJ. Remembering Olivia Newton John and Zili, the counterterror canine.



The Israel Brief – 10 August 2022 – Hamas restrict then rescind Gaza press coverage restrictions. What is going on with. JAFI in Russia? Save a Child’s Heart returns from Chad. Noa Kirel to represent Israel at Eurovision.



The Israel Brief – 11 August 2022 –Oman next to open airspace? UN Envoy visits PIJ leader. Natan Sharansky talks about the JAFI issue. Coldplay rocks with Israeli teen.




08 August 2022 – Rolene Marks discussesOperation Breaking Dawn” on the Schilling show on WINA.






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The Israel Brief- 01-04 August 2022

The Israel Brief – 01 August 2022 – PM Lapid writes to UN calling for disbanding of Commission of Inquiry. Hamas say IDF bombed building housing remains of captive fallen soldier. Ben&Jerry’s reach impasse with Unilever. Ukraine’s First Lady lauds Israeli resilience as an “inspiration”.



The Israel Brief – 02 August 2022 – Israel’s south on high alert. More countries condemn Miloon Kothari’s antisemitic comments. JAFI talks deadlock. Antisemitism envoy notes Gulf states for efforts to combat this hate.



The Israel Brief – 03 August 2022 – South remains on high alert. Pressure mounts on Kothari to resign. Herzog calls for investigation into prison rape allegations. Basketball for peace!



The Israel Brief – 04 August 2022 – Israel’s south on alert for third day. Ben & Jerry’s accuse Unilever of freezing director salaries. Amnesty Internationals epic hypocrisy. First flight over Saudi Airspace lands in Tel Aviv.




31 July 2022 – Rolene Marks discusses the recent visit by US President Biden to Israel.





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The Israel Brief- 25-28 July 2022

The Israel Brief – 25 July 2022 – The growing crisis for JAFI in Russia. Abbas meets with King Abdullah 2. Good news for Israeli motorists. Dutch retailer chain to open in Israel.



The Israel Brief – 26 July 2022 – Update on Jewish Agency issue. Israel sends more aid to Ukraine. Palestinian lawyers protest. Israel to train rangers.



The Israel Brief – 27 July 2022 – Abu Akle family meet Sec of State Blinken. SA Minister of Foreign Affairs accuses Israel of Apartheid. UN official says Jewish lobby controls social media. Germany to pay compensation to families of Israelis murdered in Munich in 1972.



The Israel Brief – 28 July 2022 – Israel slams comments by UNHRC investigator, Miloon Kothari. Court hearing in Moscow for JAFI. IDF release footage of use of human shields by Hamas. Families of Munich victims reject compensation offered.






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The Israel Brief- 18-21 July 2022

The Israel Brief – 18 July 2022 – Wrapping up Pres. Biden’s trip. IAF respond to rocket fire. Cop killed in ramming laid to rest. Did Mandela like Israel?



The Israel Brief – 19 July 2022 – Israel and EU Association Council reignites toes. Lapid in exclusive to i24 News – restart Joint Economic Committee. Remembering AMIA. Is Nikki Haley getting ready to run?



The Israel Brief – 20 July 2022 – Major UK-Israel trade deal. UN Watch report on Palestinian torture. Macron to Abbas: start direct talks with Israel. Over 80% new olim are happy.



The Israel Brief – 21 July 2022 – Terrorist caught says Shin Bet. IDF and military drones. IDF Chief in Morocco. Foreigner to perform in Israel.






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