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  • Settlement activity plunges, but media clings to misleading Peace Now narrative
    Israeli housing starts in West Bank settlements are at their lowest point since 2011, but news stories keep focusing on planning sessions for projects that may never get built. news_item/10170_stockmarket.jpg... Read more »
  • Biblio File: Days of Future Past
    Of all the aspects and institutions of kibbutz life, the children's house is one that in particular continues to fascinate. The idea of collective child-rearing was to some extent born out of necessity. Not only did it conserve resources in an era of scarcity (both before and after Israel's founding) but also, at times, the children's house was the only building made of concrete in an environment of tents and wooden huts... news_item/32d47c2523a4aac8b57191bdc1a14397--judaism-holy-land.jpg... Read more »
  • Unlucky 7
    Seven years after it was ignited by an unassuming street vendor in Tunis, the consequent chain reaction of political downfalls, civil wars, and geopolitical tremors has yet to come to an end... the conflicts across the Arab world have become a major destabilising force across the international system, while producing the century's bloodiest war. news_item/Cob-2.jpg... Read more »
  • Iranian Protests
    This Update looks at the implications of current Iranian protests. We lead with Iranian-American Ray Takeyh's article "The Islamic Republic of Iran is doomed" in Politico Magazine. news_item/2018111164142344102001_Brave-protesters-overcoming-fears-and-standing-up-.jpg... Read more »
  • Iran Doubling Down on its Militia Model
    Fatehin is a little-known, semi-volunteer Basij special unit from the IRGC's Muhammad-Rasul-Allah Corps. Although it is closely associated with the Quds Force's advise-and-assist mission in Syria, it is mainly tasked with infantry fighting. news_item/139406121733114746019264.jpg... Read more »
  • Asia Watch: Laws and their limits
    Indonesian President Joko Widodo's protracted struggle with Islamist groups bent on opposing him in all things is set to continue as the 2019 presidential elections approach. Legislative and judicial changes indicate a pushback against the illiberal forces that have harassed ethnic and religious minorities... But doubts remain as to whether these changes will be enough to counter deeper cultural currents. news_item/800x-1.jpg... Read more »
  • Terror and Response in Sinai
    The November 24, 2017 attack on al-Rawda Mosque in Bir al-Abed in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, apparently by Wilayat Sinai, a proxy of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Egypt, was the most deadly terrorist attack Egypt has ever known... Beyond the unusual scope of casualties, it was also unusual in its target: Salafi jihadist Sunnis massacring Sunni worshippers of the Sufi branch of Islam. news_item/r_.jpg... Read more »
  • AIR New Zealand: NZ urged to follow US lead
    The [Jerusalem] announcement has been greeted with enthusiasm from Israel and the Jewish diaspora, but by opposition and protest in many other quarters. In New Zealand, both official and public response followed a similar pattern. news_item/1508469119563.jpg... Read more »