The Vaccination Drive Captures the Israeli Spirit

Currently, the Jewish state has vaccinated over a million of its citizens against the coronavirus, and leads the world in the number of vaccinations per capita. Daniel Gordis reflects on this feat, his own experience receiving an inoculation, and what both say about Israel’s vitality:

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More about: Coronavirus, Israeli Arabs, Israeli society

Why a Government Victory in Southwestern Syria Is Bad News for Israel

Sept. 17 2021

Last week, Russia negotiated a ceasefire between the Syrian government and rebel forces in the city of Daraa, where the initial protests that sparked the uprising against Bashar al-Assad began. The agreement ended a 75-day assault on the city, located near the country’s southwestern border, by Russian, Iranian, and Syrian forces. Jonathan Spyer explains the significance of these events:

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More about: Golan Heights, Iran, Israeli Security, Russia, Syrian civil war