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Worldcrunch Magazine #59 — How The World Sees The War In Gaza

November 20 - November 26, 2023

Worldcrunch Magazine #59 — How The World Sees The War In Gaza

Here's the latest edition of Worldcrunch Magazine, a selection of our best articles of the week from top international journalists, produced exclusively in English for Worldcrunch readers.


This week's edition features articles from three countries on their perspectives on the war between Israel and Hamas. Murat Sevinç for Turkish online newspaper Diken gives us the view from Istanbul, as he explores the country's complex relationship with Islamic and Middle Eastern countries, as well as with the West. Pierre Haski, for French radio channel France Inter argues that with each passing day, Israel is losing support from the West — and France in particular. Meanwhile, Hamed Mohammadi for London-based Iranian online media Kayhan-London writes about how Iran might end up turning its back on Hamas.

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Table of contents

Egypt Is Key To Hostages-For-Ceasefire Negotiations | Worldcrunch By Elais Kassem

Gaza, A View From Istanbul: Why I Still Believe In Western Values | Diken By Murat Sevinç

Here’s Why Iran Might End Up Turning Its Back On Hamas | Kayhan-London By Hamed Mohammadi

Ukraine Is Running Short On Troops | Ukrainska Pravda By Rustem Khalilov, Mykhailo Krygel & Olga Kyrylenko

The Italian Scientist Keeping A Close Eye On Iceland’s Volcanoes | La Stampa By Federico Taddia

Africa’s Clean Energy Shift Must Not Impede Economic Growth | Financial Afrik By Diarrassouba Losseni Togossy

Breaking The Taboo Of Menopause At The Workplace | Gazeta Wyborcza By Katarzyna Staszak

How Shaxian Snacks Went From Local Grub To Global Chain | Les Echos By Frédéric Schaeffer

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