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Israel returns to lockdown as COVID-19 cases mount

18 September 2020, 5:20 PM

Israel entered a second nationwide lockdown on Friday at the onset of the Jewish high-holiday season, forcing residents to stay mostly at home amid a resurgence in new coronavirus cases.

As Arab Gulf starts opening to Israel, Palestinians face a reckoning

15 September 2020, 4:01 PM

Israel’s rapprochement with Gulf Arab states has left the Palestinians feeling abandoned by traditional allies and clutching an old playbook in a rapidly changing Middle East, analysts and critics say.

Israel’s Netanyahu demands probe of investigators in his corruption trial

9 September 2020, 9:01 PM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Wednesday for an inquiry into the investigators who brought corruption charges against him, in a move that critics said was an attempt to distract from his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Israel curbs contagion zones, health chiefs self-isolate

8 September 2020, 10:50 PM

Israel on Tuesday began a week-long campaign of night curfews and school closures in dozens of towns and neighbourhoods with high coronavirus counts, hoping to stem a spike in cases as its public-health chiefs were quarantined for exposure.

Palestinians set to soften stance on UAE-Israel normalisation: Draft statement

8 September 2020, 8:13 PM

The Palestinian leadership has watered down its criticism of the normalisation deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates before an Arab League meeting in Cairo on Wednesday at which the accord will be debated.



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