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Daily Briefing June 24: Day 262 – PM talks partial hostage deal in 1st Hebrew interview

Diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman discusses Netanyahu’s statements on aims of war against Hamas, fighting in north, argument with US and...

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The Times of Israel

Toi Staff

Anti-government protesters handcuff selves to labor union building, demanding strike

Video shows demonstrators inside Histadrut’s Tel Aviv HQ, refusing to leave; protesters also stop traffic briefly on routes 2 and 4, burning tires...

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The Times of Israel

Toi Staff

Iran, Bahrain agree to discuss restoring ties in latest Gulf-Tehran thaw

Foreign ministers meet on sidelines of summit in Tehran, nearly 8 years after relationship soured over execution of Shiite cleric; move follows...

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The Times of Israel

Toi Staff

Two members of Metula security team injured in Hezbollah missile attack Sunday

One officer listed in serious condition; IDF strikes terror group’s sites in southern Lebanon overnight

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The Times of Israel

Emanuel Fabian

Sites of devastation from Oct. 7 attack new essential stop for Israel’s visitors

Politicians visit kibbutzim as show of solidarity; hundreds of soldiers participate daily in virtual reality tours; Birthright sends nearly all...

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The Times of Israel

Emanuel Fabian

Israel carries out rocket engine test over Mediterranean

Trial launch of unspecified system appears to originate from Palmachim air base; authorities say exercise scheduled in advance, amid rising...

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The Times of Israel

Emanuel Fabian

Iran liable to join fight if Israel takes on Hezbollah, US warns

Forecasting far-reaching fallout in case of full-blown conflict, top general says America likely can’t provide same air defense help as it did...

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The Times of Israel

Agencies

After ‘unacceptable’ Hezbollah threats, European ministers fear Middle East escalation

Greek foreign minister says Athens stands by Cyprus after Nasrallah warned island nation could be targeted; EU policy chief says it is ‘eve of the...

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The Times of Israel

Agencies

Keir Starmer’s centrism on Gaza alienates some UK Labour supporters

Opposition is poised for success in next week’s British elections, but among ethnic minorities, Starmer is least popular Labour leader since at...

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The Times of Israel

Agencies

Iran’s ‘Hamster’ crypto craze highlights economic malaise ahead of presidential vote

Analysts say app’s popularity a sign of desperation in face of rocketing cost of living; Ukrainian authorities also concerned about game, saying...

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The Times of Israel

Jon Gambrell

Hospital confirms death of two women in their 80s from West Nile virus

Beilinson Hospital says test results show the two women died of the virus; Health Ministry says there are now 32 confirmed cases, a sharp rise from...

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The Times of Israel

Diana Bletter

Long-Distance Benefits

The strengths associated with long-distance relationships.

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Psychology Today

Marisa T. Cohen Phd

Fighting the Need to Control in Close Relationships

Learn perspective-taking skills to address the real underlying issues.

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Psychology Today

Hal Shorey Ph.d

What a Japanese AI unicorn can teach Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley’s "move fast and break things” mantra propelled tech innovation for the internet age. In the era of artificial intelligence, it...

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The Japan Times

Thorbecke Catherine

Is Gaza really an ‘unnatural’ land?

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Middle East Monitor

Dr Amira Abo El-Fetouh

Recent developments in relations between India, Pakistan and China

The overall features of the political situation in South Asia are determined mainly by the state of relations between three states – India,...

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New Eastern Outlook

Vladimir Terehov

Let the Giggers Fight Inflation

SAN DIEGO – Gig-economy firms and workers – or “giggers” – are like magicians and alchemists, only their tricks are real. Although...

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Project Syndicate

Todd G. Buchholz

Six Jewish minors attacked outside movie theater in Paris suburb

Assailants reportedly slap, hurl antisemitic abuse at the youths; mayor denounces assault, which comes amid surging antisemitism in France

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The Times of Israel

Toi Staff

PM says open to partial pause and hostage deal but war won’t end until Hamas destroyed

Netanyahu later says ‘Hamas is the one opposing the deal, not Israel,’ as hostage families accuse him of ‘walking back’ offer during first...

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The Times of Israel

Toi Staff

‘A circus. Why should I vote?’: Legacy of 2022 protests shapes Iran’s presidential race

One young woman says voting is farcical when she wants regime to be toppled; hardline Basij militia member says election will reinforce policies of...

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The Times of Israel

Reuters

Attack targets ship farther away from Houthis’ Yemen base than most previous assaults

Iran-backed group does not immediately claim responsibility for explosion near vessel southeast of Nishtun, close to Yemen’s border with Oman

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The Times of Israel

Jon Gambrell

(POGLED) Kolumna Denisa Manceviča: Obletnica spodletelega Wagnerjevega puča ali kremeljske lekcije

EPA V nadaljevanju preberite: - Sam obstoj in način delovanja skupine sta bila dober prikaz surovosti, v katero vedno bolj tone ruska družba. - "...

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Večer

Dr. Denis Mancevič

What the next EU leadership must do

Carl Bildt STOCKHOLM – Now that voters across the European Union’s 27 member states have elected the 720 members of the next European Parliament,...

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The Korea Times

Carl Bildt

Three poems from the First World War

A harrowing and poignant exploration of the First World War from the perspective of three poet-soldiers who died in it - by Aeon Video Watch at Aeon

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Aeon

Aeon Video

Learning from failure

Life never plays out as I want it to. Unexpected things happen. When such unanticipated things happen to me, I cannot deny that I feel sad and...

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The Korea Times

Lee Nan-Hee

China must not choose the next Dalai Lama

As the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet, visits the United States to receive medical treatment on his knees, concerns over who will...

20

The Japan Times

Brahma Chellaney

What the Next EU Leadership Must Do

STOCKHOLM – Now that voters across the European Union’s 27 member states have elected the 720 members of the next European Parliament, the...

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Project Syndicate

Carl Bildt

American exceptionalism is dead no matter who wins the election

A facile way to frame the future of American foreign policy is to set up two scenarios as a binary choice. If Donald Trump returns to the White...

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The Japan Times

Andreas Kluth

Why Washington’s Plans to Turn Taiwan Strait into “Hellscape” are Fundamentally Flawed

The Washington Post in an opinion piece by Josh Rogin titled, “The U.S. military plans a ‘Hellscape’ to deter China from attacking Taiwan,” ...

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New Eastern Outlook

Brian Berletic

Global investors want more climate action from Japan's megabanks

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Nikkei Asian Review

Will Van De Pol

Interview – Darshan Vigneswaran

Darshan Vijay Vigneswaran is an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Amsterdam. With expertise in migration,...

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E-International

E-International Relations

Thinking Global Podcast – Robert Fatton Jr. (Part Two)

This week on the Thinking Global Podcast, Professor Robert Fatton, Jr. speaks with Kieran (⁠⁠⁠@kieranjomeara⁠⁠⁠) and Edward...

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E-International

E-International Relations

The problem of erring animals

You are standing on a boat that is drifting down a placid river. You watch the trees on the shore glide along. For a moment, it looks like the...

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Aeon

Sam Alma

Opinion – Incels: New Political Actors Emerging from the Manosphere?

The deadliest vehicle-ramming attack in Canada was proceeded by an opaque Facebook post that called for an ‘Incel Rebellion’. Just minutes later,...

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E-International

Shannon Zimmerman

مغامرات نتنياهو تُعيد إنتاج الأزمة

لم يعد هناك مجال للشك بأن طريقة إدارة الحرب الإسرائيلية على غزة، لم تحقق النتائج...

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العين الإخبارية

محمد خلفان الصوافي

AG: Levin’s refusal to hold vote on Supreme Court chief ‘extremely unreasonable’

In official position, Baharav-Miara says delay ‘seriously wounds’ judiciary, situation ‘unprecedented’; justice minister says court...

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The Times of Israel

Toi Staff

Police internal affairs probing cop’s violent handling of reporter at Tel Aviv rally

Announcing probe, Department for Internal Police Investigations appears to push back against public defender for decrying ‘a lack of enforcement...

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The Times of Israel

Jeremy Sharon

Churches protest Israeli demands to pay property taxes, say its upsetting status quo

Though major landowners, churches traditionally were exempt from property taxes; leaders call warning letters a ‘coordinated attack’ on...

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The Times of Israel

Julia Frankel

EDITORIAL: Memorial Day in Okinawa is time to remember how precious peace is

Okinawa Memorial Day on June 23 marks the date when organized fighting is believed to have ended during the Battle of Okinawa in the closing months...

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The Asahi Shimbun

The Asahi Shimbun

VOX POPULI: Suicide victims in cave mourned on Memorial Day in Okinawa

A gruesome tragedy occurred 79 years ago, the day after U.S. troops stormed ashore at the main island of Okinawa. It occurred at the bottom of a...

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The Asahi Shimbun

The Asahi Shimbun

Why I don't have favorites

The non-profit organization I co-founded in Seoul will have about 100 events this year featuring North Korean refugees giving speeches in English...

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The Korea Times

Casey Lartigue Jr

Slovakia's anti-democratic government is doubling down

Sona Muzikarova BRATISLAVA – Just as Slovakia entered a moratorium on public speeches and campaigning ahead of this month’s European Parliament...

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The Korea Times

Soňa Muzikárová

Korean conglomerates and KDB

Sean O Malley Over the past five years, supply chain disruptions have led to increasing levels of inflation, which have led to decreased values of...

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The Korea Times

Sean Omalley

The Putin-Kim Pact Is an Opportunity for the West

MADRID – June has been a busy month for Russian President Vladimir Putin. In a speech at Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he outlined his...

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Project Syndicate

Ana Palacio

It’s time for Japan to set up a climate change agency

This is a critical year for Japan’s energy policy. In May, the Japanese government began deliberations to revise a document that will be the...

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The Japan Times

Walter James

Družbena prilagodljivost pravosodja

Pravosodje ni abstraktna ustanova, čeprav je točna definicija lahko malce izmuzljiva. Za potrebe razumevanja današnje kolumne naj sem uvrstim...

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Dnevnik

Dragan Petrovec

Is the US on the brink of civil war?

For decades, the US government has supported wars, insurgencies, covert operations and the overthrow of unfriendly governments abroad. Today,...

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New Eastern Outlook

Veniamin Popov

What about the rights of citizens, not just those of the regions?

Commentary. Health care is already terribly unequal between the rich and poor regions, and, at the same time, there is so much inequality within...

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Il Manifesto Global

Carlo Saitto

Death toll rises to 20 in shooting attack in Russia’s Dagestan

Head of region visits targeted church and synagogue, declares ‘sleeper cells’ directed from abroad were behind attack that also injured 46, but...

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The Times of Israel

Agencies

Reporters denied access to Beirut airport area where weapons suspected to be stored

Tour of Rafic Hariri airport aimed at disproving allegations Hezbollah uses it to stock missiles is cut short as authorities keep journalists...

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The Times of Israel

Gianluca Pacchiani

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