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David Powell worked for 20 years as a journalist in pan-Arab television news, including BBC Arabic and MBC. He is now an analyst of Middle East affairs specializing in media and Islamist movements.
On May 15, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will, for the first time, hold a special event to mark the Palestinian “Nakba” or Catastrophe.This term refers to the estimated 760,000...Economists warn of damage caused by Israel’s judicial upheaval
Mass protests against the Israeli government’s plan to curb the power of the country’s judiciary continued for a fifteenth consecutive week, with an estimated hundred thousand people gathering in Tel...Netanyahu U-turn on defense minister fails to silence critics
When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Monday (April 10) that he was reversing his decision to sack Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, he was widely seen as bowing to the...Israel: Weekly political review
Govt and opposition talk after PM pauses judicial overhaulAfter Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s surprise announcement on Monday (March 27) that he was pausing his government’s controversial...Israel: Weekly political review
Netanyahu defends judicial overhaul on “day of paralysis”The now bi-weekly rallies against the coalition government’s plan to curb the powers of Israel’s High Court of Justice (HCJ) to strike down...Weekly political review from Israel
PM rejects president’s compromise amid escalating protestsAfter weeks of consultations with politicians and legal experts, President Isaac Herzog addressed the nation on Wednesday (March 15) to unveil...Israel: Weekly update up to March 3
Police get tough with protesters on “day of disruption”As demonstrators gathered in cities across Israel on Wednesday (March 1) for the latest mass protests against the coalition government’s...Israel: weekly roundup ending Feb 24
Why attempts at compromise on judicial overhaul are set to failOn Monday (Feb 20) the first tranche of the Israeli government’s legislative programme to drastically reduce the power of the High Court...