Coronavirus pandemic

Israel's health minister gets coronavirus; top officials isolate

Health Minister Yaakov Litzman and his wife being treated after contracting COVID-19 as PM Netanyahu quarantines.

Israel's health minister gets coronavirus; top officials isolate

Occupied West Bank

Palestinian shot by Israeli army succumbs to wounds

Islam Dweikat, 22, was shot by a rubber-coated bullet during protests near Nablus in early March, officials say.

Palestinian shot by Israeli army succumbs to wounds

Opinion

How COVID-19 saved Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu owes his seat to a virus.

Akiva Eldar

by Akiva Eldar

Akiva Eldar

Middle East

Syria air defences down Israeli missiles over Homs: state media

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Syria air defences down Israeli missiles over Homs: state media

Middle East

Netanyahu under quarantine as aide tests positive for COVID-19

Israeli PM's office said quarantine decision was precautionary as he had not been in recent proximity with ill aide.

Netanyahu under quarantine as aide tests positive for COVID-19

Opinion

Commemorating Land Day amid lockdown in Palestine

Israel is taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis to take more Palestinian land, but the Palestinians will resist.

Yara Hawari

by Yara Hawari

Yara Hawari

Palestine

Palestinian labourers fear loss of income as well as coronavirus

For Palestinians who work in Israel, COVID-19 threatens not only health but their means to provide for their families.

Palestinian labourers fear loss of income as well as coronavirus

Middle East

Gantz angers supporters as Israel moves towards unity government

Opposition leader cites the coronavirus epidemic as the reason for his decision to pursue a unity government.

Gantz angers supporters as Israel moves towards unity government

Middle East

In shock move, Benny Gantz elected speaker of Israel's parliament

The head of Israel's opposition Blue and White party chosen in move that could signal a deal with Benjamin Netanyahu.

In shock move, Benny Gantz elected speaker of Israel's parliament

Israel

Netanyahu ally resigns, deepening Israeli political turmoil

Resignation of Yuli Edelstein clears way for Israeli opposition to go ahead with efforts to topple Benjamin Netanyahu.

Netanyahu ally resigns, deepening Israeli political turmoil

Opinion

Coronavirus outbreak in the time of apartheid

As the world calls for solidarity, Palestinians expect none from their occupiers.

Osama Tanous

by Osama Tanous

Osama Tanous

Palestine

Palestinian prisoner's commission calls for release of detainees

PLO's commission for prisoners affairs called on UN to urge Israel to release detainees amid coronavirus fears.

Palestinian prisoner's commission calls for release of detainees

Israel

Netanyahu accused of dictatorship amid coronavirus crisis

Hundreds protest outside parliament, denouncing government's new phone surveillance measure and the Knesset shutdown.

Netanyahu accused of dictatorship amid coronavirus crisis

Coronavirus pandemic

'Slippery slope': Israel draws flak over coronavirus surveillance

Emergency regulations draw criticism for allowing authorities to retrace movements of people infected by COVID-19.

'Slippery slope': Israel draws flak over coronavirus surveillance

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Why is Trump's Middle East plan so divisive? | Start Here

Trump and Israel say their offer on the Middle East is the best one yet. Palestinians say it is a non-starter.