LISTEN: ‘Biden has only one real option on Iran. Israel will have to live with it’ – Haaretz

| November 2, 2021

In this week's episode, guest Danny Citrinowicz, formerly head of the Iran branch in the Research and Analysis Division of Israel's Defense Intelligence, talks about the expected renewal of nuclear negotiations between Tehran and world powers. He warns that for the Biden administration there is only one realistic option on the table and Israel will have to adjust to it, even if it doesn't want to. Later in the show, Haaretz West Bank correspondent Hagar Shezaf breaks down Defense Minister Benny Gantz's recent designation of six Palestinian human rights groups as terror organizations

With COVID, Israel is back to where it was in the spring. Will it last? – The Jerusalem Post

| November 2, 2021

In the past few weeks, morbidity in Israel has been constantly decreasing. As of Monday, the country had 219 serious patients, 7,800 active cases, a positivity rate at 0.68%, a weekly average of 660 new cases per day, around 8-12 daily deaths. In other words, numbers very similar to the ones recorded between the last few days of March and the beginning of April.

Thousands rally in Tel Aviv against government as budget battle looms – The Times of Israel

| November 2, 2021

Bill Gates to Bennett: Israeli innovation can help tackle climate change GLASGOW Prime Minister Naftali Bennett meets Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on the sidelines of the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow. The pair agree to establish a working group between the State of Israel and the Gates Foundation in the area of climate change innovation. Israel is known as the startup nation, and I think that its time we pivot and channel our national energy which is the energy of the people, the brainpower to fighting climate change, Bennett tells Gates during their meeting.

Israel promised to monitor violent men in 2020, but the plan is still not off the ground – Haaretz

| November 2, 2021

After two women were murdered by their partners in the span of a week in March 2020, the public security minister ordered the establishment of a unit that would track men with a history of domestic violence, slated for September of that year. The date has long passed, but the unit still has not been established, and the ministry says the process will take another year at least. After Mastwell Alaza and Tatiana Khaikin were murdered last year by their partners, a week apart from each other, then-Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan ordered a unit be set up to track violent men using GPS.

Sally Rooney’s Israel Boycott Fits in With Ireland’s Anti-Israel Hate – Algemeiner

| November 2, 2021

A few weeks ago, Teen Vogue ran an article reporting on the decision of best-selling Irish author Sally Rooney not to have her latest novel translated into Hebrew by a publisher in Israel. The article was titled, Sally Rooney Boycotts Israeli Apartheid, Refuses Work With Publishers

Israel is reopening to tourists. Here’s how it will sanction COVID transgressors – Haaretz

| November 2, 2021

With Israel opening its borders to vaccinated tourists in the coming days, the Health Ministry has recommended a set of potential sanctions aimed at reducing the spread of the coronavirus by people arriving from abroad. In a letter outlining its view on how to handle tourists who break public health rules, the ministry recommended that foreigners arriving in Israel without meeting the criteria for entry be deported to their countries of origin.

Lebanese journalist: Energy access to be found in peace agreement with Israel – Cleveland Jewish News

| November 2, 2021

Lebanese Shiite journalist and media personality Nadim Koteich wrote in an article in the popular London-based Al-Sharq Al-Awsat that Hezbollah is holding the country hostage and preventing it from reaching a peace agreement with Israel. According to a report by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Koteich is known for his opposition to Hezbollah and has said that an agreement with Israel would allow Lebanon to take advantage of much-needed energy resourcesnamely, natural gas. But more than that, he wrote: Can Lebanon be sure that the pharmaceutical labs all over the world have no Israelis working in research and development?

How the shadow war between Iran and Israel is affecting shipping – Ship Technology

| November 2, 2021

A Romanian ship captain and a British chief security officer died on 29 July 2021 off the coast of Oman while working aboard the Japanese-owned merchant tanker Mercer Street. The cause of the incident, a suicide drone attack, was attributed by the UK, the US and Israeli governments to the Iranian regime as part of the shadow war at sea conducted by Tehran and Tel-Aviv in the last few years.

Claudia Roden Looks to Her Greatest Inspiration – The New York Times

| November 2, 2021

LONDON If youve ever swiped a supple piece of pita bread through a plate of garlicky hummus and your family roots arent in the Middle East, you may have Claudia Roden to thank. In 1968, in the modestly titled A Book of Middle Eastern Food, the 32-year-old Egyptian exile gave the non-Arabic-speaking world one of its first detailed looks at this rich cuisine