Workers returning to the West Bank from Israel have been a source of many infections, adding to tensions between the conflict’s age-old antagonists

Palestinians Fear a Coming Coronavirus Storm


Why is this night different from all other nights? Israelis celebrate a festival of freedom under isolation and shelter-in-place orders

Passover Under Coronavirus Lockdown: Israeli Jews Revise the Rituals


Why is this night different from all other nights? Israelis celebrate a festival of freedom under isolation and shelter-in-place orders

Passover Under Lockdown: Israeli Jews Revise the Rituals


JERUSALEM — Teams of epidemiologists and computer scientists on three continents have started mass population surveys to try to get ahead of the coronavirus and ensure that scarce diagnostic tests, and even scarcer ventilators, are sent where they can do the most good

How Are You Feeling? Surveys Aim to Detect Covid-19 Hot Spots Early


BNEI BRAK, Israel — Ultra-Orthodox Jews failing to comply with government instructions to contain the coronavirus are causing it to spread so quickly that Israeli officials are considering blockading entire communities to protect the wider population

Coronavirus in Israel: Cases Soar Among Ultra-Orthodox Jews


For nearly two years, Eilat Lieber, director and chief curator of the Tower of David Museum in Jerusalem’s Old City, has been excited for this April, when Passover, Easter and Ramadan — touchstone holidays of three major religions — would collide for the first time in nearly two decades

For Shut-In Pilgrims, the World’s Holiest Sites Are a Click Away


BAGHDAD — When Iraq recorded its first cases of coronavirus, its health minister asked the government for $5 million in emergency funds

Oil Prices Crash, Virus Hits, Commerce Stops: Iraq Is in Trouble.


The Trump administration on Friday cut off tens of millions of dollars for health care programs and other aid in Yemen, rejecting pleas by humanitarian groups and some members of Congress to delay the decision as the coronavirus spreads across the Middle East

U.S. Cuts Health Care Aid to Yemen Despite Worries About Coronavirus


WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has ordered military commanders to plan for an escalation of American combat in Iraq, issuing a directive last week to prepare a campaign to destroy an Iranian-backed militia group that has threatened more attacks against American troops

Pentagon Order to Plan for Escalation in Iraq Meets Warning From Top Commander


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Benny Gantz Agrees to Become Speaker of Israeli Parliament