Updated June 1, 2022

Assembled by Ken Stein, Michele Freesman-Levenson, Emory University’s Institute for the Study of Modern Israel and the Center for Israel Education, kenstein@israeled.org

Ahram Online Staff, “UAE to earmark $10 bln for investments in Egypt, Jordan,” Ahram Online, May 29, 2022, https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/3/12/467021/Business/Economy/UAE-to-earmark–bln-for-investments-in-Egypt,-Jord.aspx 

AP. “Israel, UAE sign free trade deal, first with an Arab country,” Ahram Online, May 31, 2022, https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/3/12/467144/Business/Economy/Israel,-UAE-sign-free-trade-deal,-first-with-an-Ar.aspx 

Anat Thon Ashkenazy, “The Democratic Ethos and the Rules of the Political Game,” Israel Democracy Institute, May 8, 2022, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/38827 

Alan Baker, “Jordan and the Temple Mount,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, May 9, 2022, https://jcpa.org/article/jordan-and-the-temple-mount/  

Ofra Bengio, “Has Erdogan turned Turkey around?” Jerusalem Post, May 8, 2022, https://www.jpost.com/opinion/article-706163 

BICOM Staff, “Jerusalem Day passes relatively quiet,” BICOM, May 30, 2022, https://www.bicom.org.uk/news/jerusalem-day-passes-relatively-quiet/ 

Carl Bindt Javier Solana, “All eyes are on Ukraine, but another crisis is brewing in Iran,” Washington Post, May 17, 2022, https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/05/17/carl-bildt-javier-solana-revive-iran-nuclear-deal/ 

Sagi Cohen, “The War Inside Israel to Rule the Next Cyber Frontier,” Haaretz, May 22, 2022, https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/tech-news/2022-05-22/ty-article/.premium/the-war-inside-israel-to-rule-the-next-cyber-frontier/00000180-f6bf-d18b-a787-f7ff5d7b0000 

Abraham Cooper and Johnnie Moore, “Silence will doom Iranians to become a generation facing ongoing tyranny,” AlArabiya News, May 31, 2022, https://english.alarabiya.net/views/2022/05/31/Silence-will-doom-Iranians-to-become-a-generation-facing-ongoing-tyranny

Steven R. David, “Israel, and China: Making a Difficult Threesome Work,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, May 18, 2022, https://jiss.org.il/en/david-biden-israel-and-china/ 

Hagai Etkes and Wifag Adnan, “Illegal Workers in Israel: Did Israeli Policy during the Pandemic Boost their Employment?” INSS, May 22, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/illegal-workers/ 

Chen Friedberg and Assaf Shapira, “Dissolving the Knesset: A Historical Survey,” Israel Democracy Institute, May 18, 2022, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/38887 

Amir Fuchs, “Legislating the Right to Equality is a Must,” Israel Democracy Institute, May 18, 2022, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/38888 

Clement Gibon, “Lebanon’s election sees political vote buying and intimidation,” Al-Arabiya News, May 26, 2022, https://english.alarabiya.net/News/middle-east/2022/05/26/Lebanon-s-election-sees-political-vote-buying-and-intimidation 

Yoel Guzansky and Gallia Lindenstrauss, “The Gulf Countries and Turkey: (Re-)Drawing the Map of Alliances in the Middle East,” INSS, May 2, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/turkey-gulf-states/ 

Yoel Guzansky and Elad Shavit, “US Relations with Arab Gulf States: A Passing Crisis?” INSS, May 30, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/usa-gulf/ 

Nasreen Haddad Haj Yahya and Oded Ron, “A Year Later: Arab-Jewish Relations in Mixed Cities,” Israel Democracy Institute, May 24, 2022, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/38956 

Lahav Harkov, “Israel negotiating gas exports to Europe,” Jerusalem Post, May 22, 2022, https://www.jpost.com/business-and-innovation/energy-and-infrastructure/article-707371 

Rany Hasan, “First year of the coalition: The situation of the Arab parties and the balance of power between them,” Moshe Dayan Center: Bayan, May 11, 2022, https://dayan.org/content/first-year-coalition-situation-arab-parties-and-balance-power-between-them 

Tamar Hermann and Or Anabi, “50% Jewish Israelis support Jewish Prayer on the Temple Mount,” Israel Democracy Institute, May 4, 2022, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/38824 

Gil Hoffman, “Lapid working on plan to stop Ben & Jerry’s Israel boycott,” Jerusalem Post, May 18, 2022, https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/antisemitism/article-706950 

Hiba Husseini, “An Israeli-Palestinian Confederation Is the Best Path to Peace,” Foreign Policy, May 23, 2022, https://foreignpolicy.com/2022/05/23/israeli-palestinian-confederation-peace/ 

John Jeffay, “Israeli robots to be care companions for 800 New York seniors,” Israel21C, May 29, 2022, https://www.israel21c.org/israeli-robots-to-be-care-companions-for-800-new-york-seniors/ 

Jerusalem Post Staff, “Israeli startup Watergen, SMV Jaipuria Group partner to bring India ‘air-to-water’ technology,” Jerusalem Post, May 26, 2022, https://www.jpost.com/business-and-innovation/energy-and-infrastructure/article-707711 

Jerusalem Post Staff, “President Herzog speaks with PA head Abbas, Middle East leaders,” Jerusalem Post, May 1, 2022, https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/article-705625 

Carrie Keller-Lynn, “New elections creep closer with resignation, but coalition of 59 not buried yet,” Times of Israel, May 19, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/new-elections-creep-closer-with-resignation-but-coalition-of-59-not-buried-yet/ 

Isabel Kershner, “Israel’s Political Crisis Is Resolved, but Governing Remains a Strain,” New York Times, May 22, 2022, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/22/world/middleeast/israel-government-crisis.html?searchResultPosition=5 

Patrick Kingsley, “Israeli Government Loses Parliament Majority, Raising Prospect of Election,” New York Times, May 19, 2022, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/19/world/middleeast/israel-opposition-parliament-majority.html?searchResultPosition=6 

Patrick Kingsley, “Old Palestinian Wound Resurfaces at Israeli Resort,” New York Times, May 11, 2022, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/11/world/israeli-palestinian-mass-grave-tantura.html?searchResultPosition=12 

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Tens of thousands expected at Tel Aviv Pride Month events,” Israel21C, May 19, 2022, https://www.israel21c.org/tens-of-thousands-expected-at-tel-aviv-pride-month-events/ 

Zvika Klein, “’Crimson editors aligned to movement most Jews see as antisemitic,’ Israeli students at Harvard say,” Jerusalem Post, May 22, 2022, https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/antisemitism/article-707363 

Joshua Krasna, “A Tale of Two Normalizations: Israeli Normalization with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – Part I,” Moshe Dayan Center: Tel Aviv Notes, May 17, 2022, https://dayan.org/content/tale-two-normalizations-israeli-normalization-united-arab-emirates-uae-part-i 

Eran Lerman, “The Roots of Israel’s Diplomatic Revolution,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, May 4, 2022, https://jiss.org.il/en/lerman-the-roots-of-israels-diplomatic-revolution/ 

Nermeen Al-Mufti, “No normalisation with Israel in Iraq,” Ahram Online, May 31, 2022, https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/50/1203/467179/AlAhram-Weekly/World/No-normalisation-with-Israel-in-Iraq.aspx 

Maha Natoor, “Life, Death, and Beyond: The Belief in Reincarnation and the Phenomenon of Notq in the Druze Community,” Moshe Dayan Center, May 24, 2022, https://dayan.org/content/life-death-and-beyond-belief-reincarnation-and-phenomenon-notq-druze-community 

Suzie Navot, “Equality Now!” Israel Democracy Institute, May 19, 2022, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/38890 

Alon Pinkas, “Biden’s Dilemma: Is Saudi Arabia Really a U.S. Ally?” Haaretz, May 31, 2022, https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/2022-05-31/ty-article/.highlight/bidens-dilemma-is-saudi-arabia-really-a-u-s-ally/00000181-1a5a-dd8a-a9f9-bffb91e40000 

Sever Plocker, “The danger of Israel becoming a bi-national state,” YNet, May 4, 2022, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/bjglt11tbc 

David Pollack, “Shifting East Mediterranean Tides: From Conflict to Club Med?” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/shifting-east-mediterranean-tides-conflict-club-med 

Daniel Rakov, “Israel Must Adjust its Ukraine Policy,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, May 10, 2022, https://jiss.org.il/en/israel-must-adjust-its-ukraine-policy/ 

Abdulrahman al-Rashed, “Did Biden change his mind?” Al-Arabiya News, May 29, 2022, https://english.alarabiya.net/views/2022/05/29/Did-Biden-change-his-mind- 

Barak Ravid, “Key Israeli official to travel to U.S. for talks on Biden visit, Iran and Saudi Arabia,” Axios, May 26, 2022, https://www.axios.com/2022/05/26/israel-washington-saudi-arabia-iran-hulata-white-house 

Reuters, “Iran’s energy export revenue up 60 pct in March-May vs year ago: Oil ministry media,” Al- Arabiya News, May 29, 2022, https://english.alarabiya.net/business/energy/2022/05/29/Iran-s-energy-export-revenue-up-60-pct-in-March-May-vs-year-ago-Oil-ministry-media 

Reuters, “Israel ramping up gas output, looks to help supply Europe,” YNet, May 16, 2022, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/h1n5jyldc?utm_source=Taboola_internal&utm_medium=organic 

Grant Rumley, “The Impact of Russia’s Ukraine Invasion in the Middle East and North Africa,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 18, 2022,  https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/impact-russias-ukraine-invasion-middle-east-and-north-africa 

Tal Schneider and David Horovitz, “Herzog to ToI on Israel at 74: Celebrate, unify, seize moment for regional dialogue,” Times of Israel, May 5, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/herzog-to-toi-on-israel-at-74-celebrate-unify-seize-moment-for-regional-dialogue/ 

Jalal Selmi, “Rebuilding Israeli-Turkish Relations: A Marriage of Convenience,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 26, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/rebuilding-israeli-turkish-relations-marriage-convenience 

Carol Silber, “Polling Indicates Widespread Frustration in Lebanon and Sectarian Disagreement on Global Powers,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 19, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/polling-indicates-widespread-frustration-lebanon-and-sectarian-disagreement-global 

Sam Sokol, “A Violent Schism Just Exploded in Israel’s Most Powerful Hasidic Sect,” Haaretz, May 23, 2022, https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/2022-05-23/ty-article/.highlight/a-violet-schism-just-exploded-in-israels-most-powerful-hasidic-sect/00000180-f6cc-d18b-a787-f7edc0320000 

Shoshana Solomon, “Israel at 74: Economy shows resilience, though clouds loom large on the horizon,” Times of Israel, May 4, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-at-74-economy-shows-resilience-though-clouds-loom-large-on-the-horizon/ 

TOI Staff, “Khaled Kabub sworn in as Israeli Supreme Court’s first Muslim justice,” Times of Israel, May 9, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/khaled-kabub-sworn-in-as-supreme-courts-first-muslim-justice/ 

Khaled Abu Toameh, “Hamas wins Birzeit University student council elections,” Jerusalem Post, May 19, 2022, https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/article-707081 

Khaled Abu Toameh, “PA: Sovereignty over Jerusalem, holy sites belongs to ‘State of Palestine’,” Jerusalem Post, May 8, 2022, https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/article-706138 

Biancamaria Vallortigara, “Mercenary Fighters in Libya and Ukraine: How Social Media Are Exposing the Russian Wagner Group,” Moshe Dayan Center: Beehive, May 31, 2022, https://dayan.org/content/mercenary-fighters-libya-and-ukraine-how-social-media-are-exposing-russian-wagner-group 

Alexander Ward and Nahal Toosi, “Biden made final decision to keep Iran’s IRGC on terrorist list,” Politico, May 24, 2022, https://www.politico.com/news/2022/05/24/biden-final-decision-iran-revolutionary-guard-terrorist-00034789 

Jim Zanotti, “Israel: Background and U.S. Relations in Brief,” Congressional Research Service, April 15, 2022, https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/R/R44245/107 

Raz Zimmt, “Demonstrations in Iran in Protest of the Sharp Rise in Prices of Basic Goods,” INSS, May 19, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/iran-demonstrations-2022/ 

Eyal Zisser, “Expect more of the same in Lebanon,” Moshe Dayan Center, May 17, 2022, https://dayan.org/content/expect-more-same-lebanon