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“The bottom line is that Kazakhstan is a very problematic country. Why? Because basically, it’s a target of many important global players, including Russia, Turkey, the U.S. and China, not to mention Islamist groups. They all have interests there,” said Zvi Magen, a researcher at the Tel Aviv-based Institute for National Security Studies.

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“The scholars and fellows program that we’re working on—with a goal of having student and faculty exchange between universities in the region—is something that’s going to be a game-changer because this is bringing a peace between peoples,” said David Aaronson, deputy director of Abraham Accords Peace Institute’s new Israel office.

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“Beginning with 20th-century Zionism, there was a growth of vineyards specifically for the production of wine. It was coming back to a land that ‘knows’ how to grow grapes for wine,” said Talia Yashuv of the Hebrew University Institute of Archeology.

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The Auschwitz Memorial: “Exploiting the tragedy of people who between 1933-45 suffered, were humiliated, tortured and murdered by the totalitarian regime of Nazi Germany in a debate about vaccines and COVID limitations is a sad symptom of moral and intellectual decay.”

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Millions of Israelis are now furious over the government’s caving to the rioting and its alleged plan to recognize these illegal Bedouin encampments situated on state lands, claiming that such capitulation will only lead to further unrest and violence.

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“A big impetus for all this friction is the fact that there’s just been a disparity between the Bedouin’s perception of their property rights and Israel’s view of Bedouin property rights,” said David Makovsky of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. “Bedouin simply don’t have, for the most part, deeds to the land that they claim to be theirs.”

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