The Israel Brief- 26-29 October 2020

The Israel Brief – 26 October 2020 – Sudan and Israel to normalise ties. Israel to start testing vaccine 1 November. IDF largest drill.



The Israel Brief – 27 October 2020 – The Normalisation trend continues – could Lebanon be in the future? Israel Covid Czar steps down – who is his replacement? Israel’s ambassador to UN scolds UN Security Council.




The Israel Brief – 28 October 2020 – US election – how much does Israel feature? Czech Republic designate Hizbollah a terror organisation. Ministry of Strategic Affairs exposes bot campaign.



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The Israel Brief- 19-22 October 2020

The Israel Brief – 19 October 2020 – Peace takes flight – all the updates. PA Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat treated in Israeli hospital. Israel begins to lift lock down.



The Israel Brief – 20 October 2020 – First official delegation from UAE in Israel. Saeb Erekat still in coma despite premature reports of death. 38th World Zionist Congress starts.



The Israel Brief – 21 October 2020 – IAF strike targets in response to rocket. Zoom says no to University of Hawaii providing platform for terrorist Leila Khaled. Austrian Embassy looks after Holocaust survivors for Austrian Day.




The Israel Brief – 22 October 2020 – Peace Sudan-ly? Is the US State Department about to release a statement regarding human rights organisations? Israeli lock down lift up update.






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The Israel Brief- 12-15 October 2020

The Israel Brief – 12 October 2020 – Israel Covid infections declining. Knesset unanimously votes in Peace with UAE. Fires across Israel.



The Israel Brief – 13 October 2020 – Lock down exit debates. Gal Gadot Cleopatra controversy. First shipment from UAE arrives.




The Israel Brief – 14 October 2020 – Israel and Lebanon begin border negotiations. Lock down lift off? UNHRC votes on human rights abusers.




The Israel Brief – 15 October 2020 – Will Israel start to ease lockdown? Ex Sudanese MP forming delegation to visit Israel. Twitter bans Holocaust denial.





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The Israel Brief- 05-08 October 2020

The Israel Brief – 05 October 2020 – Clashes between Police and Ultra-Orthodox. Defense Minister Gantz hosts town hall with regional journalists in unprecedented event. Sukkah at the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.



The Israel Brief – 06 October 2020 – MK Gamliel lock down faux pas. Saudi official harsh criticism of Palestinians. Israel becomes first country to ban the fur trade.



The Israel Brief – 07 October 2020 – Lock down updates. YouTube bans Nation of Islam. IDF release rare colour footage of Yom Kippur War.



The Israel Brief – 08 October 2020 – Israel’s contagion levels decline. Pence and Harris go head to head on Iran. European parliamentarians appeal for cut to PA funding because of incitement in schools.






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The Israel Brief- 29 September – 01 October 2020


The Israel Brief – 29 September 2020 – Israel’s COVID Crisis. AOC says no to peace. Did the Saudis have a hand in peace?



The Israel Brief – 30 September 2020 – Israel lock down update. Bibi’s speech to UN. Columbia university anti -Israel vote.



The Israel Brief – 01 October 2020 – Israel COVID Crisis. Are relations between Israel and Belgium in jeopardy? Uruguay stands firm in support of Israel.





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The Israel Brief- 21-24 September 2020

The Israel Brief -21 September 2020 – Israel’s Covid lock down. Malka Leifer to be extradited. Honduras to open Embassy in Jerusalem. Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsberg.



The Israel Brief -22 September 2020 – Covid lock down updates. Global leaders begin annual UN General Assembly speeches. Hizbollah operatives sentenced for terror attack in Bulgaria.



The Israel Brief -23 September 2020 – Israel headed to full lock down? Israeli officials off to Bahrain. Zoom says NO to terrorist, Leila Khaled.




The Israel Brief -24 September 2020 – Israel heads to stricter lock down. Palestinians lose nearly 85% of Arab funding. Facebook and YouTube also say no to terrorist, Leila Khaled.


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The Israel Brief- 14-17 September 2020

The Israel Brief -14 September 2020 – Bahrain normalises ties with Israel. Iranian plot to assassinate US Ambassador to South Africa. Israel heads to lock down.




The Israel Brief -15 September 2020 – Historic peace agreement will be signed today. Lock down updates. Serbia bans Hizbollah.




The Israel Brief -16 September 2020 – We look at the Abraham Accords. Rockets fired on Israel. Schools closed as Covid 19 stats rise.






The Israel Brief -17 September 2020 – Israel heads into lock down. El Al has a new owner. Worrying statistics about Holocaust knowledge.


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The Israel Brief- 07-10 September 2020

The Israel Brief -07 September 2020 – Balkan states and Africa? The diplomatic warmth continues. Israel’s Corona Crisis. Terrorist responsible for murder of Rabbi Shai Ohayon indicted.



The Israel Brief -08 September 2020 – Israel’s Corona curfew balagan. Men in the media campaign against rape. Madagascar forms parliamentary alliance in support of Israel.





The Israel Brief -09 September 2020 – Trump Nobel Prize nomination. Is Israel headed to lockdown? Serbia warns Israel over recognising Kosovo.





The Israel Brief -10 September 2020 – Corona crisis lock down talks. Cooperation between UAE and Sheba Medical Centre starts. Fire in Beirut port.








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The Israel Brief- 31 August – 03 September 2020

The Israel Brief -31 August 2020 – Historic flight from TLV to Abu Dhabi. Nasrallah threatens to kill Israeli soldiers. Arson fires in South.



The Israel Brief -01 September 2020 – All the updates from the UAE! Back to School for Israel’s kids! Ceasefire in South.



The Israel Brief -02 September 2020 – Eilat rape case and Malka Leifer updates. Saudi Arabia greenlight’s airspace for Israel – UAE flights. Terror attack Tapuah junction.






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The Israel Brief- 17-20 August 2020

The Israel Brief -17 August 2020 – The Abraham Accords between UAE and Israel. IDF strike Hamas targets in Gaza strip in response to arson terror. Israel begins to open civil aviation.



The Israel Brief -18 August 2020 – UAE agreement updates. Egypt tries to broker calm in South. IAF and Luftwaffe fly over Dachau in salute to victims of Holocaust.



The Israel Brief -19 August 2020 – Sudan next to normalize? IDF responds to rockets fired. Will Israel have a vaccine soon?



The Israel Brief -20 August 2020 – SA calls historic agreement a “regrettable peace”. Democrats reiterate support for Israel. Will there be lockdown for High Holy Days?




Rolene Marks speaks to the Schilling Show about the historic peace agreement between Israel and UAE (18/8/2020)




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