Summary: a Jewish Canadian who has written plays about the Israel/Palestine conflict offers insights and calls for international intervention as neither side is capable of finding a road to the fair and equitable peace that the majority on both sides yearn for.
Summary: Israel’s genocidal assault on Gaza is estranging itself from its international partners and turning it into an international pariah creating an unprecedented opportunity for a change in the balance of power not just in the Palestinian struggle but against dictators across the Arab world.
Summary: as the Gaza wars rages on a lesson that should be remembered is that after a decade of upheaval in the Middle East and North Africa states in the region used diplomacy, not military action, to ease tensions and achieve a stable regional order.
Summary: last week, we looked at current theatres of war in Sudan, Libya and Yemen. Now, as the Gaza war rages on, we turn to Syria.
Summary: the Balfour Project calls on the British Government to support an immediate ceasefire in Gaza as a first step towards building hope for a better future for Palestinians and Israelis with equal rights and mutual security.
Summary: Rishi Sunak takes time to engage with Elon Musk on the future of AI but has nothing to say about the ongoing slaughter of civilians in Gaza.
Summary: while the UK government continues its support for Israel’s war against Gaza and as civilian casualties mount inexorably claim and counter-claims have been made about the role of international law in the conflict; today’s newsletter makes abundantly clear there should be no confusion.
Summary: the Gaza war has reinforced the conviction among young Arabs that the West has little or no concern for the rights of Palestinians and that much of what it says about freedom, justice and equality does not extend to the Arab world.
Summary: while clamping down on pro-Palestinian sentiment Saudi Arabia remains conflicted, with the leadership concerned more with supporting Israel than condemning the ongoing slaughter of civilians in Gaza while ordinary Saudis, though they cannot say it, supporting the Palestinian cause.
Summary: even taking into account the uptick in the price of oil since 7 October, markets remain calm in the face of the Israel/Hamas war. Both history and current events suggest that this is appropriate even though risks of serious escalations abound.