The Israel Brief- 14-17 June 2021

The Israel Brief – 14 June 2021 – Special Report on swearing in of new government.







The Israel Brief – 15 June 2021 – IDF braces for possible violence ahead of Flag march. Indoor mask mandate ends. Gantz proposal for Meron disaster investigation.







The Israel Brief – 16 June 2021 – IDF strike targets in Gaza strip in response to arson terror. New US Ambassador chosen for Israel. Netanyahu warned to vacate Prime Ministerial residence. First deaf MK sworn in.





The Israel Brief – 17 June 2021 – ICC changes Chief Prosecutors. Ministers to vote on Meron inquiry. Incendiary balloons continue to set fire to land.








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The Israel Brief- 07-10 June 2021

The Israel Brief – 07 June 2021 – Coalition vs Netanyahu tension. Hamas share footage of Gilad Shalit? UNRWA criticizes Hamas again.





The Israel Brief – 08 June 2021 – Coalition to be sworn in on Sunday. Will the flag march take place? Bella Hadid scores epic own goal.





The Israel Brief – 09 June 2021 – IDF on why the media building blown up. Die Build publishes research into Palestinian textbooks. Will the flag march happen?







The Israel Brief – 10 June 2021 – 2 PA Security officers killed in a gun battle with IDF. Why did Sky News reporter, Mark Stone apologise? Israel bans the sale of fur to the fashion industry.








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The Israel Brief- 31 May- 03 June 2021

The Israel Brief – 31 May 2021 – Is Israel closer to a government? Egyptian shuttle diplomacy. Has Israel seen the end of masks?




The Israel Brief – 01 June 2021 – Israel inches close to a government. Hamas – Israel mega deal? Is Nasrallah still alive?




The Israel Brief – 02 June 2021 – Hertzog elected President. One last obstacle to negotiate for a coalition. Gantz in the USA to restock Iron Domes.











The Israel Brief – 03 June 2021 – Coalition signed! UNRWA Director recalled. Pride march in Jerusalem.



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The Israel Brief- 24-27 May 2021

The Israel Brief – 24 May 2021 – Ceasefire updates. Remaining Covid restrictions lifted. Italy opens probe into cable car accident. Families of Meron victims demand independent inquiry.





The Israel Brief – 25 May 2021 – Secretary of State Blinken in Israel. WZO Chair appeals for emergency session of UNGA. Gaza crossing opened.





The Israel Brief – 26 May 2021 – Global diplomatic status for Israel following conflict with Hamas. Why did the UNRWA director apologise to Hamas? 3 Arrested for manslaughter over Italian cable car tragedy.






The Israel Brief – 27 May 2021 – Rebuilding Gaza – Hamass say they have enough money. Blinken says Israel avoided civilian casualties. Back to business for Israel and UAE.








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The Israel Brief- 18-20 May 2021

The Israel Brief – 18 May 2021 – Operation Guardians of the Wall coverage.





The Israel Brief – 19 May 2021 – Operation Guardians of the Wall and the race for Israel’s President begins.





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The Israel Brief- 10-13 May 2021

The Israel Brief – 10 May 2021 – SPECIAL REPORT – the situation in Jerusalem and the South.





The Israel Brief – 11 May 2021 – Israel Under Fire – Day 2.





The Israel Brief – 12 May 2021 – Updates – Israel Under Fire.







The Israel Brief – 12 May 2021 – Israel Under Fire Day 4





Rolene Marks Interviewed – Israel Under fire – 12/05/2021






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The Israel Brief- 03-06 May 2021

The Israel Brief – 03 May 2021 – Meron tragedy update. 2 Terror attacks yesterday. Positive stats re Covid






The Israel Brief – 04 May 2021 – Did Police warn of potential disaster at Meron? Netanyahu close to ending of the mandate to form a government. Lebanon and Israel in maritime border negotiations.






The Israel Brief – 05 May 2021 – Can Lapid form a government? Germany bans group for funding terror. Israeli aid lands in India.







The Israel Brief – 05 May 2021 – 19 year old Yehuda Guetta dies of wounds from a terror attack. EU opens up to Israeli tourists. FM Ashkenazi hosts Iftar.








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The Israel Brief- 26-29 April 2021

The Israel Brief – 26 April 2021 – Israel warns Hamas of harsh retaliation for rockets. Tens of thousands rally around the world for Sarah Halimi. Tension in Jerusalem.




The Israel Brief – 27 April 2021 – Israel to send medical help to Ethiopia and most likely India. Palestinian elections could be cancelled. John Kerry gave info to Iran?




The Israel Brief – 28 April 2021 – IDF downs Hizbollah drone. Israel to send aid to India. New US Ambassador to be named soon.





The Israel Brief – 29 April 2021 – EU Parliament passes landmark resolution regarding UNRWA. Israel reject HRW report. IsraAid dispatches aid to India.










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The Israel Brief- 19-22 April 2021

The Israel Brief – 19 April 2021 – Masks come off – at least outside. Coalition update. Greece and Israel sign a historic deal.




The Israel Brief – 20 April 2021 – Coalition drama! Big vaccine deals! Remembering the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.




The Israel Brief – 21 April 2021 – Israel continues to open up. Israel’s Foreign Ministry criticizes French court over decision for murderer of Sarah Halimi not to stand trial because he was high on marijuana. Will Palestinian elections be postponed.






The Israel Brief – 22 April 2021 – IDF investigating failure to intercept errant missile. Former ZAKA head, Meshi-Zahav, attempts suicide. UN appoints Iran to Commission of the Status of Women.






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The Israel Brief- 12-15 April 2021

The Israel Brief – 12 April 2021 – Sabotage at Natanz nuclear plant – who did it? The race is on for Israels next President. Israel remembers HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.




The Israel Brief – 13 April 2021 – Natanz blast update. UNRWA promises Biden “no antisemitism”. Israel to observe Yom Hazikaron.




The Israel Brief -14 April 2021 – Israel remembers and mourns her fallen. Biden Administration approves the sale of F35’s. Israel to celebrate 73 years of Independence.









The Israel Brief -15 April 2021 – All your Tom Haatzmaut coverage! Sudan to send the first ever delegation to Israel next week. Abu Dhabi business exchange opens in Tel Aviv.

While the mission of Lay of the Land (LotL) is to provide a wide and diverse perspective of affairs in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world, the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by its various writers are not necessarily ones of the owners and management of LOTL but of the writers themselves.  LotL endeavours to the best of its ability to credit the use of all known photographs to the photographer and/or owner of such photographs (0&EO)