The Israel Brief- 22-23 September 2021

The Israel Brief – 22 September 2021 – Squad push to defund Iron Dome. 30+ countries boycott Durban 4. Biden UNGA speech.




The Israel Brief – 23 September 2021 – Iron Dome funding entered as separate Bill. Durban IV an epic failure? Abraham Accords partners work for empowerment of women at UNHRC.





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The Israel Brief- 13-14 September 2021

The Israel Brief – 13 September 2021 – 4 down 2 to go – prisoners back in custody. IDF respond to rockets fired on Israel. Lapid outlines plans for Gaza but what do Palestinians think?



The Israel Brief – 14 September 2021 – Anniversary of Abraham Accords. Israel bracing for escalation? Hamas ordered to pay families of three murdered boys. Yom Kippur.






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).

The Israel Brief- 30 August – 02 September 2021

The Israel Brief – 30 August 2021 – Gantz and Abbas meet. Biden and Bennett meeting – what was discussed. Rioting along Gaza border. It’s raining medals for Israel at the Paralympics.




The Israel Brief – 31 August 2021 – Thousands mourn Barel Shmeuli z”l, family demand inquest. Last US troops leave Afghanistan. Israel welcomes Bahraini Ambassador.




The Israel Brief – 01 September 2021 – Back to school for Israel’s kids! Riots continue on border with Gaza. Angela Merkel honoured for her advocacy work against antisemitism.




The Israel Brief – 01 September 2021 – Budget time! Lapid weighs in on Afghanistan. Victoria, Aus to outlaw display of hate memorabilia. It is raining gold medals for Israel at the Paralympics!







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).

The Israel Brief- 23-26 August 2021

The Israel Brief – 23 August 2021 – Riots on Gaza border. Bennett to present Biden with plan on Iran. HRW say Israeli bombing of media house in May broke international law. Communal Shabbat in Bahrain.




The Israel Brief – 24 August 2021 – IDF strike targets in response to incendiary balloons. PA arrests 30 protesters. UNHRC Chief says Taliban committing human rights abuse. Avera Mengistu, 7th birthday in captivity.




The Israel Brief – 25 August 2021 – PM Bennett arrives in Washington. Historic gold for Israel. Morocco and Algeria sever ties but why involve Israel?




The Israel Brief – 26 August 2021 – Israel eases restrictions on Gaza. Productive meetings for PM Bennett in the US. Afghanistan updates.






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).

The Israel Brief- 16-19 August 2021

The Israel Brief – 16 August 2021 – Hamas fire rocket – emboldened by Taliban? Diplomatic spat between Israel and Poland widens. Fires around Jerusalem. Israel sends aid to Haiti.




The Israel Brief – 17 August 2021 – Biden addresses the nation. will Poland stop Holocaust education trips for Israeli teens? Fires around Jerusalem.




The Israel Brief – 18 August 2021 – The Taliban give their first press conference but do we believe a word they say? Why has Israel not responded to the rocket fired? Update on fires.




The Israel Brief – 19 August 2021 – Bennett to meet Biden, invited to meet Sisi. Jewish orgs weigh in on Afghanistan. Historical moment for LGBTQ+ community in Israel.







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).

The Israel Brief- 09-12 August 2021

The Israel Brief – 09 August 2021 – Rockets from Hezbollah and arson terror in Friday. Linoy Ashram wins Hold – Russians not happy. Gaza resort bombed. Israel sends help to Greece.




The Israel Brief – 10 August 2021 – Travel updates to Israel. EU MP’s write letter objecting to EU rep at Raisi inauguration. Averina tells trolls to lay off Linoy Ashram.




The Israel Brief – 11 August 2021 – Israel’s Foreign Minister in historic trip to Morocco. Hamas prevents inspections of tunnels. Sarah Halimi’s sister files criminal charges against her killer in Israeli courts. Greek fires slowly under control.




The Israel Brief – 12 August 2021 – HRW accuse groups in Gaza of war crimes. Poland passes law ending Holocaust restitution. Lapid inaugurates liaison officer in Morocco.





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).

The Israel Brief- 02-05 August 2021

The Israel Brief – 02 August 2021 – Updates on Iranian attack on ship. Budget approved – but will it pass? Israel’s Olympic Gold!




The Israel Brief – 03 August 2021 – NATO Alliance calls out Iran. UN Watch releases report on UNRWA. Billie Eilish says hello Israel. Olympic update.




The Israel Brief – 04 August 2021 – Rockets fired from Lebanon. Israel and UK appeal to UNSC to sanction Iran. Tlaib offends again. Olympics update.





The Israel Brief – 05 August 2021 – Iranian President to be inaugurated. Ben &Jerry’s franchisees write harsh letter to Board. New diplomatic appointments? Israel’s Olympics.




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).

The Israel Brief- 26-29 July 2021

The Israel Brief – 26 July 2021 – IDF Strikes targets in response to arson balloons. Israel at the Olympics! Great strides in Israeli diplomacy!




The Israel Brief – 27 July 2021 – Covid cases surge. Iran claims capture of Mossad “agents”. Olympic update.




The Israel Brief – 28 July 2021 – “I am not an antisemite” says Ben & Jerry’s Board Chair and updates. Swastika on US State Dept building. Olympic update – will the IOC take action against forfeiters?




The Israel Brief – 28 July 2021 – South Africa “appalled” at AU for Israel re admittance. Three Israeli film makers return safely. Israeli and PA Health and Environment Ministers cooperate.





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).

The Israel Brief- 19-22 July 2021

The Israel Brief – 19 July 2021 – Tension on Temple Mount on Tisha B’Av. Ben Gurion Airport not to close decides Health Minister. Human Rights Watch’s Ken Roth blames Israeli government for surge in. antisemitism.




The Israel Brief – 20 July 2021 – Ben & Jerry’s brouhaha. Rockets fired from Lebanon? Gantz and Abbas speak.




The Israel Brief – 21 July 2021 – US State Department stands with Israel. IDF reenact historic jump. Ken Roth deletes despicable tweet but does not apologise.




The Israel Brief – 22 July 2021 – Will Texas blacklist B&J? Israel to rejoin AU and more. Iranian delegation welcomed to Israel.







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).

The Israel Brief- 12-15 July 2021

The Israel Brief – 12 July 2021 – Palestinian protests and other updates. IDF delegation ends mission with honour. Thousands rally against antisemitism.




The Israel Brief – 13 July 2021 – Israel’s foreign relations looking friendlier. Austria and Czech Republic join growing list of countries boycotting Durban 1V. Israel to roll out third jab?




The Israel Brief – 14 July 2021 – UAE Embassy officially opened in TLV. Tense meeting between Congress reps and Abbas? Liberman on budget issues.





The Israel Brief – 15 July 2021 – IDF requests bigger budget to deal with Iran. Ties with Turkey continue to warm. Hezbollah stockpile weapons 25m from school.








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).