With Israeli elections just days away, we gauge voter sentiment ahead of a contest that will likely return Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to power. But many voters are disillusioned, not excited about the prospects ahead.
Hamas has made an offer to its Palestinian rival, Fatah, agreeing to hold elections in the Gaza Strip. The head of the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Ramallah, Bettina Marx, sees this as a striking and positive development.
Speaking at the UN, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Iraqi Kurds to call off an independence referendum. Nearly all countries including the US and Iran oppose the vote — though Israel supports the idea.
Germany was the manifestation of hell when Israeli writer Lizzie Doron was growing up in the 1950s. Now the winds of tolerance make it a desirable place, she writes describing her complex relationship with the country.
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