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Haviv Rettig Gur

Haviv Rettig Gur

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Hostage deal, even if it fails, shows Hamas’s desperation

The exchange rate for an Israeli hostage is no longer measured in hundreds of released prisoners but in moments of reprieve from looming destruction

23.11.2023 20

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Hamas does not yet understand the depth of Israeli resolve

It is hard in the wake of the October 7 massacre to calmly contemplate Palestinian strategy and thinking. There is no Israeli unaffected, no one...

16.10.2023 20

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A wounded, weakened Israel is a fiercer one

It was a horror, interminable, impossible. Hour after hour, families sat huddled in their homes awaiting rescue from the Hamas fighters streaming...

08.10.2023 100

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Giving unheard-of assent to Saudi nuclearization, Israel girds for Cold War with Iran

Every day seems to bring a new advance in the fast-moving American effort to build a Saudi-Israeli alliance in the Middle East. The Israeli and Saudi...

06.10.2023 70

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US reporter Evan Gershkovich appears in Russian court to appeal detention

MOSCOW, Russia — US journalist Evan Gershkovich appeared in court Tuesday to appeal his pre-trial detention in a notorious Moscow prison, where he...

19.09.2023 20

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Is a frustrated right starting to consider a larger constitutional process?

“This very hearing testifies to the court’s lack of respect for the public’s judgment,” MK Simcha Rothman railed at the 15 judges of the High...

19.09.2023 30

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Neither coalition nor High Court respects Basic Laws. Urgently needed: A constitution

Nine months of fevered political and legal wrangling have come to a head. For the first time in its history, the High Court is sitting in judgment of...

12.09.2023 30

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