The Israel Brief- 23-26 January 2023

The Israel Brief – 23 January 2023 Deri fired and other headlines on The Israel Brief.



The Israel Brief – 24 January 2023 PM Netanyahu warns against illegal outposts and more.



The Israel Brief – 25 January 2023 Economists warn of economic collapse if judicial overhaul goes through.



The Israel Brief – 26 January 2023 Pres. Herzog addresses the EU Parliament ahead of Int. Holocaust Day and more.




24 Juanuary 2023 – Rolene Marks speaks to Rob Schilling about proposed judicial changes

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The Israel Brief- 16-19 January 2023

The Israel Brief – 16 January 2023 Protests in Tel Aviv. New IDF Chief staff sworn in. Smotrich homophobic comments. WIZO celebrates MoR.



The Israel Brief – 17 January 2023 Hamas release video of captive Israeli. 90 countries ask Israel to lift sanctions on PA. Pres Herzog continues mediation efforts. IsrAid in Dnipro.



The Israel Brief – 19 January 2023 Deri ruling and other top stories.





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 January 2023

The Israel Brief – 09 January 2023 US Secretary of State to visit Israel. Supreme Court overhaul. Negev Summit underway. Harvard University denies Ken Roth a fellowship due to anti-Israel bias.



The Israel Brief – 10 January 2023 Ben Gvir gives directives on protestors. Concern as Minister of Communications wants to shut down public broadcaster. Concerns as Israel sanctions PA. Mural in support of Iranian women unveiled in Jerusalem.



The Israel Brief – 11 January 2023 Ben Gvir says no arrest for opposition leaders. Pres Herzog appeals for calm. Judicial reform protesters meet with police chief. Oh Harry!



The Israel Brief – 12 January 2023 AG’s, States Attorney’s write unprecedented letter. Energy cost of living plan. Smotrich and Gallant discuss shared responsibilities. Azerbaijan appoint first ambassador to Israel.






Rolene Marks sits down with HonestReporting’s Editorial Director, Simon Plosker as he names “Dishonest Reporter of the year”

Editorial Director, Simon Plosker, speaking live on Modiin – and Beyond with Rolene Marks.



Rolene Marks speaks to Newzroom Afrika about the Taliban’s alarming rollback of women’s rights.

US plans to hold Taliban government accountable






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The Israel Brief- 20-22 December 2022

The Israel Brief – 20 December 2022 UN accuses Israel of “war crime” for expelling lawyer. Netanyahu has string words for the NY Times. Israeli consulate in Doha closes. Israel to rock next summer.



The Israel Brief – 21 December 2022 Netanyahu to announce government. Israel to hold on to body of dead terrorist. LGBTQ+ organisation invites Maoz to Pride. Israel helps animals in Ukraine.



The Israel Brief – 22 December 2022 Netanyahu says gov will be formed. Chile to open Embassy in Ramallah. Afghanistan bans women from University. Christmas in The Holy Land.






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 December 2022

The Israel Brief – 12 December 2022 Rivlin slam override law. Iran stops funding terror factions? UAE and Israel ratify treaty. Kanye wins not so prestigious prize.



The Israel Brief – 13 December 2022 Controversy over electricity on Shabbat. Did IDF release report in haste? Israel to Brief UN representative about Palestinian use of children in conflict. British PM Sunak to visit Israel.



The Israel Brief – 14 December 2022 UN Special Rapporteur’s antisemitism exposed. Czech Republic want to move embassy. IDF strike Iranian target in Syria. White House announce formation of agency to deal with antisemitism.



The Israel Brief – 15 December 2022 Family of Nizar Banat file lawsuit against PA at ICC. Israel says UN must stop allowing antisemitic comments with impunity. Iran expelled from UN Women’s Rights Commission. Bethlehem welcomes tourists.






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- 05-07 December 2022

The Israel Brief – 05 December 2022 President Herzog’s historic trip to Bahrain. Netanyahu “no harm to LGBTQ” rights. IDF strike targets in the Gaza strip in response to rockets fired. Gaza fishermen happy now fibreglass allowed into enclave.



The Israel Brief – 06 December 2022 Al Jazeera file lawsuit at ICC. Saar says don’t extend Bibi mandate. Official calls on JNF to bolster diaspora. Kanye tells Jews to forgive Hitler. 



The Israel Brief – 07 December 2022 Secretary of State Blinken addresses JStreet. Yesh Atid call for protests. ICC Prosecutor to visit “Palestine”. Israel 5th safest country for tourists.






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- 28 November – 01 December 2022

The Israel Brief – 28 November 2022 3 Soldiers arrested. Controversial coalition pics. Israeli journalists badly treated in Qatar. Imagine Dragons head to Israel.



The Israel Brief – 29 November 2022 PM Lapid sends letter to 50 countries. Soldier sentenced to 10 days in military jail. Official warns West Bank “boiling point”. Who is antisemite of the year?



The Israel Brief – 30 November 2022 Netanyahu asks for extension to form government. IDF Chief warns politicians not to interfere with the army. Amb to UN opens historic exhibition. More famous people condemn Ye.



The Israel Brief – 01 December 2022 UNGA vote to recognise Naqba. UNRWA condemns “large man made cavity” under school in Gaza. Netanyahu speaks to Bari Weiss. Walmart sells a tallit?




28 November 2022 Rolene Marks talks to Rob Schilling about the recent terror attack in Jerusalem and escalation of violence.





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The Israel Brief- 21-24 November 2022

The Israel Brief – 21 November 2022 Netanyahu wins case against Olmert. 180 Organisations sign letter urging Twitter to adopt IHRA. Azerbaijan to open embassy in Israel. World Cup starts.



The Israel Brief – 22 November 2022 Coalition building continues. IDF Chief in USA. 3000th Palestinian child receives life saving surgery in Israel. World Cup updates.



The Israel Brief – 23 November 2022 Terror attacks in Jerusalem. Body of 18 year old Druse-Israeli kidnapped. Coalition talks derail. UAE to teach about Holocaust.



The Israel Brief – 24 November 2022 Tiran Pero returned to his family. Hunt on for Jerusalem terror bombers. Presidents Zelensky and Herzog speak. Elon Musk removes antisemitic Twitter account.






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The Israel Brief- 14-17 November 2022

The Israel Brief – 14 November 2022 Snakey Shaun or is that Sean? Rolene Marks joins JNF USA forva special day in the South. 



The Israel Brief – 15 November 2022 Three killed in terror attack. FBI to investigate Abu Akleh death. Ukraine debacle at UN. Noa Kirel schools “Ye”.



The Israel Brief – 16 November 2022 Coalition talks continue. Israeli tanker hit by bomb off Oman. PM Lapid says IDF soldiers will not be “abandoned to investigations”. Tension between Israel and Ukraine?



The Israel Brief – 17 November 2022 Wanted fugitive caught in South Africa. Netanyahu and Erdogan speak. White House say they did not know about DoJ investigation. MFA help Israelis understand what to expect in Qatar.




14 November 2022 – Rolene Marks talks to WINA’s Rob Schilling about the election results and more.






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The Israel Brief- 07-10 November 2022

The Israel Brief – 07 November 2022 – Netanyahu starts meetings. Pres Herzog at COP27. Hamas arrest 2 for rockets. Lions cubs born at Jerusalem Zoo.



The Israel Brief – 08 November 2022 – Biden and Bibi speak. Israel, UAE and Jordan renew deal. Terror victim passes away. Breakthrough in breast cancer treatment.



The Israel Brief – 09 November 2022 – President Herzog receives election results. DM Gantz explains why Israel cannot supply Ukraine with air defense systems. President of Cyprus awarded Presidential Medal of Honour. Remembering KristallNacht.



The Israel Brief – 10 November 2022 – President Herzog hot mic. US Ambassador warns against any annexation of the West Bank. Netanyahu speaks with German Chancellor. One Republic in Israel.





09 November 2022 – Hügo Krüger Channel – Rolene Marks interviewed: The Israeli/Palestine Situation






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).