The outside world must walk Israel back from the abyss. It cannot be part of the choir of incitementDaniel Levy - Daniel Levy | Irish Times | October 14th 2023

These are painful and dangerous times. Following Hamas’s launch on October 7th of an attack on Israel that has resulted in the confirmed killing of 1,300 Israelis so far, Israel on Friday gave 24 hours for half of the Palestinian population of Gaza – 1.1 million people – to move south to make way for what they warned would be the entry of a large ground force, having called up 300,000 reservists. Last Monday, Israel cut food, fuel, water and electricity to Gaza.

Implications of Israel's new governing coalitionDaniel Levy - Briefing memo | January 19th 2023

In reacting to this new Israeli governing coalition, there is a challenge of not ignoring / underplaying its radicalism and in-your-face extremism but also not to pretend things were going swimmingly prior to this new coalition taking office (they were not). This note will focus only on those aspects which impact the Palestinian and regional (+geo-political) questions (there are obviously other implications). Even at this early stage some initial impressions can be sketched out.