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Worldcrunch Magazine #54 — Total War: The Middle East's Most Dangerous Conflict in 50 Years

October 16 - October 22, 2023

Worldcrunch Magazine #54 — Total War: The Middle East's Most Dangerous Conflict in 50 Years

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 a selection of articles on the ongoing war between Hamas and Israel, with pieces from Germany daily Die Welt, London-based Iranian media Kayhan-London, Turkish daily Diken, and Ukrainian daily Livy Bereg. The articles dive into the reasonings behind the conflict, the history of the countries involved, and what possible future outcomes there are for this war.

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Table of Contents

Israel’s Ground War In Gaza Would Be A Brutal Race Against Time | Die Welt By Philip Volkmann-Schluck

Will Israel Strike Iran As Revenge For Hamas Support? | Kayhan-London By Kayhan-London

How Israel’s 9/11 Will Change The Region | Diken By Bahadır Kaynak

Eight Lessons For Ukraine From The Hamas Assault On Israel | Livy Bereg By Kyrylo Danylchenko

The Unexpected Resilience Of Russia’s War Economy — Sanctions Be Damned| Les Echos By Benjamin Quénelle

Big Tobacco, Tax Windfalls: The Story Of What Feeds China’s Smoking Habit | The Initium By Jude Chan, Jason McLure & Christoph Giesen

The Extra Careful Mainstreaming Of Alternative Medicine | Questão de Ciência By Carlos Orsi

Argentine Chefs Dream Up A Luxury Kobe Sausage | Clarín By María Florencia Pérez

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Violence Against Women, The Patriarchy And Responsibility Of The Good Men Too

The femicide of Giulia Cecchettin has shaken Italy, and beyond. Argentine journalist Ignacio Pereyra looks at what lies behind femicides and why all men must take more responsibility.

photo of a young man holding a sign: Filippo isn't a monster, he's the healthy son of the patriarchy

A protester's sign referring to the alleged killer reads: Filippo isn't a monster, he's the healthy son of the patriarchy

Matteo Nardone/Pacific Press via ZUMA Press
Ignacio Pereyra

Updated Dec. 3, 2023 at 10:40 p.m.


ATHENS — Are you going to write about what happened in Italy?, Irene, my partner, asks me. I have no idea what she's talking about. She tells me: a case of femicide has shaken the country and has been causing a stir for two weeks.

As if the fact in itself were not enough, I ask what is different about this murder compared to the other 105 women murdered this year in Italy (or those that happen every day around the world).

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We are talking about a country where the expression "fai l'uomo" (be a man) abounds, with a society so prone to drama and tragedy and so fond of crime stories as few others, where the expression "crime of passion" is still mistakenly overused.

In this context, the sister of the victim reacted in an unexpected way for a country where femicide is not a crime recognized in the penal code, contrary to what happens, for example, in almost all of Latin America.

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