Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling
Emory University and Center for Israel Education or 

Al-Jazeera Staff, “Lebanon sees record-high coronavirus cases and deaths,” Al Jazeera, August 12, 2020.

Khaled Abu Toameh, “Thousands of Palestinians flock to Israeli beaches, restaurants,” Jerusalem Post, August 9, 2020.

Jon B. Atlman, “The Normalization of UAE-Israel Relations,” Center for Strategic and International Studies, August 14, 2020.

Daphna Aviram-Nitzan, Yarden Kedar, “Israelis in the Labor Force in Times of Corona,” Israel Democracy institute, August 16, 2020.

Amb. Alan Baker, “The UN “Blacklist” of Israeli Commercial Enterprises: Should It Be Taken Seriously?” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, August 2020.

Naama Barak, “Catch great Israeli plays as Gesher Theater goes digital,” Israel21c, August 3, 2020.

Raphael G. Bouchnik-Chen, “Demonstrations Yes, Prayer No,” BESA Center, August 28, 2020.

Joseph Braude and Moustaf El-Dessouki, “Arab Anti-Normalization Laws: A Regional Sketch,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, August 20, 2020.

Hannah Brown, “Israeli TV show ‘Tehran’ goes global,” Jerusalem Post, August 8, 2020.

Barry Davis, “Hummus crosses borders across the Middle East,” Jerusalem Post, August 6, 2020.

Matti Friedman, “Aliens Are Protesting in Israel. They Still Can’t Beat Bibi.” New York Times,

Yoel Guzansky and Yonanan Tzoreff, “How Gulf Arab ‘Exasperation with Endless Conflict Led to UAW-Israel Normalization, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, August 20, 2020.\

Yoel Guzansky and Eran Segal, “All in the Family: Leadership Changes in the Gulf,” INSS, August 30, 2020.

Jehab Harb, “Phased Policy Alternatives Between Reunification and Separation [Hamas and PA],” Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, July 2020. 

Tamar Hermann and Or Anabi, “Corona Survey #11,” Israel Democracy Institute, August 19, 2020.

Mustafa Hussein, “Hebrew on the Nile: The Rise of Jewish Studies in Egypt,” Haaretz, August 3, 2020.

India Defense News, “India, Israel sign cultural agreement to further strengthen people-to-people ties,” India Defense News, August 22, 2020.

Gilead Ini, “Who’s Afraid of Israeli Food?” Commentary Magazine, August 2020.

Gili Izkovitch, “Not the Last Dance: Preserving an Israeli Cultural Jewel in Times of Coronavirus,” Haaretz, August 20, 2020.

Jerusalem Post Staff, “Mideast meets East meets West during the global coronavirus pandemic [Israeli-Japanese film, Outside, based on Etgar Keret Story],” Jerusalem Post, August 23, 2020.

Noah Joseph, “Tech Companies Draw the Auto Industry to Israel,” Car and Driver, August 8, 2020.

Abigail Klein Leichman, “6 unexpected ways Israel and the UAE are celebrating their new ties,” Israel21c, August 27, 2020.

Joshua Krasna, “Tempered Euphoria On the UAE-Israel Agreement, The Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, August 15, 2020.

Yossi Kuperwasser, “The Agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, August 30, 2020.

Dauod Kuttab, “Jordan’s apparent neutrality conceals deeper discomfort with UAE-Israeli deal,” Middle East Institute, August 18, 2020.

Danny Makki, “Syria is facing a COVID-19 catastrophe,” Middle East Institute, August 6, 2020.

Gilad Malach, “Haredim Lose Faith in their Political Parties,” Israel Democracy Institute, August 30, 2020. 

Kobi Michael and Udi Dekel, “Israel-UAE Normalization of Relations: At the Expense of the Palestinians?” INSS, August 23, 2020.

Mosaic Staff, “How Israel Became a Global Television Powerhouse,” Mosaic Magazine, August 3, 2020.

Dhia Otay, “How Tunisia’s COVID Response Demonstrates Governmental Dysfunction,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, July 10, 2020.

Moshe Pearl, “Israel’s young rebels with a cause,” Ynet News, August 7, 2020.

Paul Pillar, “The Costs of Mike Pompeo’s Partisan RNC Speech,” The National Interest, August 26, 2020.

Samuel Ramani, “Russian and Chinese Views on the Israel-UAE normalization deal,” Middle East Institute, August 27, 2020.

Haviv Rettig Gur, “Using state budget as a cudgel, Netanyahu puts his political future in the red,” Times of Israel, August 27, 2020.

Amro Selim, “The MENA Region’s Water Crisis: Avoiding Potential Water Wars,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, July 20, 2020.

Dmitry Shufutinksy,”The Israel-UAE Peace Agreement Spells Trouble for Ankara and Tehran,” BESA Center, August 18, 2020.

Sophie Shulman, Hagar Ravet, Meir Orbach, “Deals under the radar: These are the Israeli tech companies already operating in the UAE,” Calcalist, August 18, 2020.,7340,L-3845539,00.html

Allon Sinai, “Bon Appétit: Ambassador says France has a large appetite for gourmet Israeli tech,” Calcalist, August 6, 2020.,7340,L-3843831,00.html

Jagdish N. Singe, “Post-COVID India Must Foil China’s Designs,” BESA Center, July 31, 2020.

Shoshana Solomon, “Israeli chip maker Hailo to set up Tokyo unit as demand for AI tech grows,” Times of Israel, August 31, 2020.

Ken Stein, “Great Powers, the Middle East and the Cold War,” Center for Israel Education, August 2020.

Ken Stein, “Israel – United Arab Emirates Recognition,” Center for Israel Education, August 2020.

Guido Steinberg,  “Saudi Arabia, the pandemic and the oil: The economic crisis forces the Crown Prince to choose between a reform program and aggressive regional policy,” SWP Berlin, July 2020,

Shibley Telhami, “The Biden factor in the UAE-Israel deal,” Brookings Institute, August 15, 2020.

Times of Israel Staff, “Finance Ministry says it could take five years for economy to recover,” Times of Israel, August 2, 2020.

Times of Israel Staff, “Israel’s confirmed virus cases surpass 90,000, but tests show downward trend,” Times of Israel, August 14, 2020.

Naama yardeni, “In Israel, the fall from middle class to poverty can be swift,” Ynet News, August 29, 2020.

Daniel Zisenwine, “Tunisia, Summer 2018: Challenges and Questions,” Moshe Dayan Center, August 14, 2020.

Amitai Ziv, “For Israeli Tech, the Coronavirus Is a Threat and a Promise,” Haaretz, August 8, 2020.