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Ben Lynfield is a journalist based in Israel.

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Reshaping Palestine: Inside Israel's new 'annexation cabinet'

19 May, 2020

Israel's new cabinet is poised to rock the region by formally annexing parts of the occupied West Bank.

Will annexation derail efforts for Hamas-Israel prisoner swap?

08 May, 2020

A narrow window remains for progress in prisoner exchange talks as Israel's impending annexation of the West Bank threatens to scupper the deal.

Netanyahu's tightening grip on power bodes badly for Palestinians

02 April, 2020

Palestinians have been dealt a painful political blow after Benny Gantz folded and decided to join a unity government, allowing Netanyahu to tighten his grip on power in Israel.

Palestinian-Israelis beat Netanyahu, delivering stunning results for Arab List

06 March, 2020

In-depth: Thanks to political unity and huge turnout, the Arab Joint List achieved stunning results in Israel's latest election, denying right-wing PM Netanyahu a majority, writes Ben Lynfield from Jerusalem

Saint George still alive for dwindling Palestinian Christians

10 May, 2019

Feature: This year St George's day, a spiritually uplifting holiday for Palestinian Christians, coincided with the start of the sacred and poignant fasting month of Ramadan for Muslims.

Airbnb Israeli settlements ban met with fury and delight

23 November, 2018

Airbnb says it opted to remove listings 'that are at the core of the dispute' between Israelis and Palestinians, but the decision received mix responses from hosts, writes Ben Lynfield.

'Loyalty in Culture' bill bolsters Israel's demonisation of artists

07 November, 2018

Suppressing criticism in the arts is fundamentally anti-democratic, say political scientists and leading figures of the creative industries.

Ben Lynfield
Ben Lynfield

Ben Lynfield is a journalist based in Israel.

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