The Impact of COVID-19 on Middle Eastern and North African Countries: A Curated Reading List A check-point set up to regulate the coronavirus pandemic in the northern Israeli city of Tiberias. Photo Credit: Gil Eliahu

Zack Atlas, Ken Stein and Michele Freesman

By early October, the COVID-19 pandemic continued to dramatically disrupt the economies and societies of Middle Eastern and North African states. Strategic thinkers in think tanks and analysts continue to produce excellent assessments of the Coronavirus pandemic’s impact upon Middle Eastern countries. On several occasions in late September and October, Israel conferences and lengthy discussions were held to evaluate the long-term impact of the pandemic upon Israel and the Middle East at large.  Strikingly noticeable is how few Middle East think tanks globally have specialists in public health and sociological fields capable of engaging  in continuous high-level discussions of the short and longer term impacts of the pandemic on the people and politics of the region. Israel and Iran were particularly hard hit. In the spring, Israel closed down for two months, reopened its schools and business in early May; then in July, with numbers of cases increasing at an alarming speed, Israel again shut down bars, restaurants, and restricted congregational worship sizes. And yet, during the Jewish new year holidays, some orthodox Jewish communities completely ignored public requests to limit gatherings.  Earlier in the pandemic outbreak, Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Hamas in Gaza cooperated to slow the spread of the virus.

By September, Israeli society was crushed with another spike of cases, with only early October showing a slight decline of new reported cases. The Israeli public regardless of political leaning by 6 out of 10 blamed Prime Minister Netanyahu’s handling of the pandemic. Still, the general public stayed keyed to the pandemic because of its health and economic devastation. Many Israelis sensed that the Prime Minister was using the pandemic to curtail criticism and public protests against his government for management of the pandemic. Deeper, Netanyahu was lax with the ultra-Orthodox population in enforcing lock downs (no prayer assemblies), because the same population segment continued to support his Likud government in dramatically large numbers;  his loss of their support could jeopardize his ability to remain prime minister and fend off his pending criminal trials.  During the Jewish holidays’ lockdown, Israeli ministers, rabbis, military officials, and the Netanyahus violated the travel limitations. It was clear that the pandemic in Israel was instigating gripping periods of political, economic, and societal unrest.

By early October, Iran had the most amount of COVID-19 cases in the Middle East, after trying unsuccessfully in the spring to open their economy only to have the disease wreak havoc with those intentions. Oil producing states that historically provided subventions and safety nets to Muslim neighbors and insurgency groups continued to hemorrhage incomes as the price per barrel fell to unprecedented lows due in great measure to a world-wide economic depression. Operating under international sanctions, Iran’s economy teetered precariously with one of the highest per capita death rates from the pandemic worldwide. All agreed that the pandemic had strengthened the controls of the security networks over populations throughout much of the region.  The number of monthly articles devoted to the pandemic was extraordinarily high until mid-June when the topic took a back seat to intense discussions on speculations about Israel’s possible annexation of portions of the West Bank. Then in August and September, public attention focused on the UAE-Israel-Bahrain agreements, elections in the United States, and multiple regional tensions.

This curate list of articles on the pandemic provides a broad glimpse of the what was happening day to day to allow assessments of the longer-term impacts that the virus will have upon individual countries and the region at large. This is the seventh update since early April 2020. This compilation is arranged by most recent first; For optimal search results, download the list, then use control+F to locate countries, etc.


From October 6, 2020


See all  Amos Harel’s contributions on COVID-19 in Ha’aretz– frank, lucid, and encompassing.

Carmit Padan, “The Coronavirus and the Opportunity for Social Transformation,” INSS, October 6, 2020,

Daphne Inbar, “Bash the Expert” Expertise Amid the Covid-19 Crisis, Conference Summary, INSS, October 6, 2020,

Maria Weldali, “Pandemic alters consumer behavior – experts,” Jordan Times, October 6, 2020,

Bahaa Al Deen Al Nawas, “Pandemic intensifies factors contributing to increased child labour in Jordan, Jordan Times, October 4, 2020,

Nahum Barnea, “Playing Politics with coronavirus could trigger open revolt in Israel,”  Y-Net, October 5, 2020,

Sever Blocker, “A Mortality Tale (Trump and Israel’s Rabinical leader), Y-Net, October 4, 2020,

Tomer Barnett and Itai Brun, “How Can the Lockdown Be More Effective” INSS, October 2, 2020,


Abueish, Tamara, “Coronavirus: UAE records over 24,000 COVID-19 violations in first half of September,” Al Arabiya, September 30, 2020

Arlosoroff, Meirav, “Analysis | Why Haredi Willingness to Contract COVID Could Bankrupt Israel,” Haaretz, September 30, 2020

Associated Press, “Israel approves law to curb protests during virus lockdown,” The Washington Post, September 30, 2020

Peretz, Sami, “Analysis | With No Clear Goal for Second COVID Lockdown, Israeli Economy Could Spiral Out of Control,” Haaretz, September 30, 2020

Reuters News Agency, “Home learning in Gaza Strip hindered by blackouts, poverty,” The Jerusalem Post, September 30, 2020

TOI Staff, “Activists turn to High Court after Knesset restricts protests during lockdown,” Times of Israel, September 30, 2020

TOI Staff, “Israel passes law drastically limiting demonstrations during COVID lockdown,” Times of Israel, September 30, 2020

TOI Staff, “Virus cases said found on 17 flights as pilgrims return from Ukraine, Belarus,” Times of Israel, September 30, 2020

Al-Kassim, Mohammad, “Jerusalem Old City merchants: Coronavirus restrictions are ruining us,” The Jerusalem Post, September 29, 2020

i24 News Staff, YNET News Staff, “Health minister: Israel to remain in coronavirus lockdown after High Holidays,” YNET News, September 29, 2020

Judd, Emily, “Coronavirus: Kuwait records 587 new cases, 2 COVID-19 deaths,” Al Arabiya, September 29, 2020

Krimly, Reem, “Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia reports 539 COVID-19 cases, 27 deaths,” Al Arabiya, September 29, 2020

Reuters News Agency, “Coronavirus: Iran’s new COVID-19 cases exceed 450,000,” Al Arabiya, September 29, 2020

Schneider, Tal, “Edelstein: Lockdown will be extended at least two weeks,” GLOBES, September 29, 2020

Sharon, Jeremy, “Why are some ultra-Orthodox rabbis ignoring COVID-19? – analysis,” The Jerusalem Post, September 29, 2020

TOI Staff, “Israel surpasses US in daily COVID-19 deaths per capita,” Times of Israel, September 29, 2020

YNET News Staff, i24 News Staff, “Israel passes U.S. for COVID deaths per capita for first time,” YNET News, September 29, 2020

YNET News Staff, i24 News Staff, “Netanyahu: Israel’s coronavirus lockdown to last at least a month,” YNET News, September 29, 2020

Associated Press, “Coronavirus: Dubai orders bars, restaurants to stop services, entertainment at 1 a.m.,” Al Arabiya, September 28, 2020

Ben Zion, Ilan, “Rabbis ponder COVID-19 queries of ultra-Orthodox Jewish life,” The Washington Post, September 28, 2020

Greenberg, Yitz, “Religious leadership is also to blame for COVID-19 crisis in Israel,” The Jerusalem Post, September 28, 2020

Hanau, Shira, and Philissa Cramer, “A pandemic judgment day: Yom Kippur marked worldwide in shadow of COVID-19,” Times of Israel, September 28, 2020

Reuters News Agency, “Coronavirus: Bahrain extends 50 pct salary payment in sectors impacted by COVID-19,” Al Arabiya, September 28, 2020

Reuters News Agency, “Coronavirus: Oman to reopen mosques after closure due to COVID-19,” Al Arabiya, September 28, 2020

Motamedi, Maziar, “Concerns mount as Iran gripped by third major COVID-19 wave,” Al Jazeera, September 27, 2020

Reuters News Agency, “Coronavirus: Jordan reopens trade gateway with Syria after month-long closure,” Al Arabiya, September 27, 2020

Reuters News Agency, “Coronavirus: Iran’s Rouhani authorizes provinces to impose COVID-19 lockdown,” Al Arabiya, September 26, 2020

Ashkenazi, Shani, “Covid-19 daily infections swell 12% to new record,” GLOBES, September 25, 2020

Gerstenfeld, Manfred, “Trying to Forecast Post-COVID Society,” BESA Center, September 25, 2020

Associated Press, “Yemen’s president urges Houthis to allow humanitarian aid,” The Wasington Post, September 24, 2020

Dadouch, Sarah, “Coronavirus in Syria is out of control, no matter what the government says,” The Washington Post, September 24, 2020

Gladstone, Rick, “Famine Emerges as U.N. Theme, Crystallized by Yemen Disaster,” New York Times, September 24, 2020

Kershner, Isabel, “Israel Tightens Holiday Lockdown, Restricting Prayers and Protests,” New York Times, September 24, 2020

Reuters News Agency, “Israel tightens coronavirus restrictions as cases continue to surge,” Al Arabiya, September 24, 2020

Federman, Josef, “Israel’s Netanyahu calls for tough lockdown as virus rages,” The Washington Post, September 23, 2020

Hermann, Tamar, and Or Anabi, “Most Israelis Support Suspending Demonstrations as Part of Lockdown,” The Israel Democracy Institute, September 23, 2020

Salehi-Isfahani, Djavad, “Iran: The double jeopardy of sanctions and COVID-19,” Brookings Institution, September 23, 2020

Yanko, Adir, and Yaron Druckman, “Israel sees excess mortality in July and August as COVID deaths rise,” YNET News, September 23, 2020

Eichner, Itamar, “Health experts warn of staff shortages at strained COVID wards,” YNET News, September 22, 2020

Harel, Amos, “Analysis | As Hospitals Fill Up With Coronavirus Patients, Netanyahu Casts Off Responsibility,” Haaretz, September 22, 2020

Jeffay, Nathan, “Israeli instant COVID gargle test set to deploy in European airports,” Times of Israel, September 22, 2020

Lis, Jonathan, Ido Efrati, and Noa Landau, “Netanyahu Calls to Curb Protests Against Him Under Coronavirus Restrictions,” Haaretz, September 22, 2020

Reuters News Agency, “Coronavirus: Israeli COVID-19 ward shows signs of dwindling hospital capacity,” Al Arabiya, September 22, 2020

Ashkenazi, Shani, “Three days into lockdown, Covid-19 still spreading rapidly,” GLOBES, September 21, 2020

Reuters News Agency, “Coronavirus: Israel returns to COVID-19 lockdown as cases spike,” Al Arabiya, September 18, 2020

Even, Shmuel, “The Israeli Economy on the Eve of the Second Lockdown: A Strategic Outline for the Future,” The Institute for National Security Studies, September 17, 2020

Raz-Chaimovitz, Michal, “El Al to restart passenger flights next month,” GLOBES, September 17, 2020

Reuters News Agency, “Coronavirus: Israel shuts schools again as COVID-19 cases surge,” Al Arabiya, September 17, 2020

Harel, Amos, “Analysis | When Israel’s Holiday Lockdown Is Over, Coronavirus Will Continue Its Spread,” Haaretz, September 16, 2020

Kaplan Sommer, Allison, “‘Stupid, Scandalous, All Because of Bibi’: In Quiet Tel Aviv Suburb, Rage Over Israel’s Second Lockdown,” Haaretz, September 16, 2020

Paul Rivlin, “Iran’s Battered Economy,” Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Tel Aviv University, September 16, 2020,

Arlosoroff, Meirav, “Analysis | Israel’s Economy Has Survived the Resurgent Coronavirus, for Now,” Haaretz, September 15, 2020

Associated Press, “Pakistan Universities and High Schools Reopen After Nearly 6 Months,” The New York Times, September 15, 2020

Efrati, Ido, Noa Landau, and Aaron Rabinowitz, “Israel’s Coronavirus Lockdown Rules Don’t Apply to Many Holiday Worshippers,” Haaretz, September 15, 2020

Pfeffer, Anshel, “Analysis | Ultra-Orthodox Minister Didn’t Resign Over Israel’s Holiday Lockdown, but Left Before Being Pushed Out,” Haaretz, September 15, 2020

Shai, Hanan, “The Moral Failure in Israel’s Approach to the COVID-19 Pandemic,” BESA Center, September 15, 2020

Arlosoroff, Meirav, “Analysis | Israel Could Have Made a Bigger Effort to Avoid a Devastating Coronavirus Lockdown,” Haaretz, September 14, 2020

Al Jazeera Staff, “Israel to impose second lockdown as coronavirus cases surge,” Al Jazeera, September 14, 2020

Haaretz Staff, “Coronavirus Israel Live: Overwhelmed, First Israeli Hospital Says Will Turn Away COVID-19 Patients,” Haaretz, September 14, 2020

Hacohen, Hagay, “How will lockdown impact the economy?” The Jerusalem Post, September 14, 2020

Hacohen, Hagay, “With third lockdown coming, businesses fear ‘ruin’,” The Jerusalem Post, September 14, 2020

Hoffman, Gil, “Lapid: Lockdown will lead to loss of life,” The Jerusalem Post, September 14, 2020

Jaffe-Hoffman, Maayan, “Gov’t confirms: Ben-Gurion Airport to operate during lockdown,” The Jerusalem Post, September 14, 2020

Mohamed Kandil, Amr, “Coronavirus in Egypt killed more men than women, half of deaths over 65: CAPMAS,” Ahram Online, September 14, 2020,-h.aspx

Scammell, Rosie, “‘It’s unfair!’ Israelis rail at new coronavirus lockdown dampening holidays,” Times of Israel, September 14, 2020

Sharon, Uri, “Shooting Israel’s tourism industry in the foot,” The Jerusalem Post, September 14, 2020

AFP, “90 UN peacekeepers in south Lebanon contract COVID-19,” YNET News, September 13, 2020

Cramer, Philissa, “Packed prayers at Chabad headquarters in Brooklyn raise virus alarm,” Times of Israel, September 13, 2020

Eglash, Ruth, “Israel heads to a second lockdown as coronavirus cases soar,” The Washington Post, September 13, 2020

Jaffe-Hoffman, Maayan, and Gil Hoffman, “Israeli gov’t approves: Three-week lockdown beginning Friday,” The Jerusalem Post, September 13, 2020

Jaffe-Hoffman, Maayan, “Coronavirus in Israel: Nation barrels toward closure as infections soar,” The Jerusalem Post, September 11, 2020

Sharon, Jeremy, “Skepticism and stoicism in ultra-Orthodox JLM neighborhoods under curfew,” The Jerusalem Post, September 9, 2020

AFP, “As cases in Syria rise, U.N. staffers infected,” YNET News, September 8, 2020

Al Jazeera Staff, “First COVID-19 cases confirmed in Jordan camp for Syrian refugees,” Al Jazeera, September 8, 2020

Haaretz Staff, “65 Percent of Israelis Unsatisfied With Netanyahu’s Coronavirus Response, Poll Shows,” Haaretz, September 7, 2020

Harel, Amos, “Folding at 11th Hour, Netanyahu Proves Again Fighting Coronavirus Isn’t His Top Priority,” Haaretz, September 7, 2020

Efrati, Ido, Jack Khoury, and Aaron Rabinowitz, “Ultra-Orthodox, Arab Cities Across Israel Challenge Planned Coronavirus Lockdown,” Haaretz, September 6, 2020

Lis, Jonathan, Aaron Rabinowitz, Bar Peleg, and Noa Landau, “Under ultra-Orthodox Pressure, Netanyahu Backs Off Coronavirus Lockdown for ‘Red’ Cities,” Haaretz, September 6, 2020

Al Jazeera Staff, “Iran schools reopen: Gov’t seeks to reassure concerned parents,” Al Jazeera, September 5, 2020

Al Jazeera Staff, “Iraq hospitals fear ‘losing control’ as coronavirus cases surge,” Al Jazeera, September 5, 2020

Ahram Staff, “Egypt nears 100,000 coronavirus cases as daily tolls increase,” Ahram Online, September 4, 2020,-coronavirus-cases-as-daily-tolls-inc.aspx

Ahronheim, Anna, “IDF troops to once again help police enforce lockdown,” The Jerusalem Post, September 4, 2020

Reuters News Agency, “UNRWA worried by spikes in coronavirus cases in Gaza Strip,” The Jerusalem Post, September 4, 2020

Abdellatif, Adel, et al, “Governance in the Arab region: Experts discuss public responses to COVID-19,” Brookings Institution, September 3, 2020

Ashkenazi, Shani, “30 Israeli “red” towns to enter lockdown,” GLOBES, September 3, 2020

Associated Press, “Middle East’s confirmed coronavirus death toll goes over 50,000,” Ahram Online, September 3, 2020

Jaffe-Hoffman, Maayan, “Hebrew U researchers warn: Take ‘vigorous action’ against COVID-19 now,” The Jerusalem Post, September 3, 2020

Mayberry, Kate, Umut Uras, and Linah Alsaafin, “Middle East coronavirus death toll goes over 50,000: Live updates,” Al Jazeera, September 3, 2020

Rosenberg, David, “Has the Coronavirus Made Israelis Lazy as Well as Sick?” Haaretz, September 3, 2020

Serrieh, Joanne, “Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia reports 833 new COVID-19 cases as infections drop,” Al Arabiya, September 3, 2020

Serrieh, Joanne, “Coronavirus: UAE reports 614 new COVID-19 cases amid surge in infections,” Al Arabiya, September 3, 2020

TOI Staff, “In record, over 3,000 new COVID-19 cases diagnosed in a day,” Times of Israel, September 3, 2020

TOI Staff, “Ministers told hospitals could be overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients in 2 weeks,” Times of Israel, September 3, 2020

Abueish, Tamara, “Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia detects 816 new COVID-19 cases, 27 deaths in 24 hours,” Al Arabiya, September 2, 2020

AFP, “Coronavirus: Syrian medics dying due to lack of COVID-19 protection,” Al Arabiya, September 2, 2020

Amlôt, Matthew, “Coronavirus: Bahrain, Jordan to open walk-in G42 COVID-19 vaccine trials,” Al Arabiya, September 2, 2020

Harel, Amos, “Israel and Hamas Spin Narrative, but Gaza Pandemic Fears Force Calm,” Haaretz, September 2, 2020

Jaffe-Hoffman, Maayan, “Hamas used COVID-19 as a weapon of war – analysis,” The Jerusalem Post, September 2, 2020

Leila, Reem, “Egypt: Buffering against a second coronavirus wave,” Ahram Online, September 2, 2020

Reuters News Agency, “UN warns of Libya arms build-up and virus surge,” Ahram Online, September 2, 2020

TOI Staff, “Top ultra-Orthodox rabbi says yeshiva students shouldn’t take COVID-19 tests,” Times of Israel, September 2, 2020

Naer, Ismaeel, “Coronavirus: UAE closes some schools after suspect cases of COVID-19,” Al Arabiya, September 1, 2020

August Articles (76 pieces)

Ashkenazi, Shani, “Spike in serious Covid-19 cases alarms Health Ministry,” GLOBES, August 30, 2020

Naer, Ismaeel, “Coronavirus: Saudi public sector employees return to work with COVID-19 guidelines,” Al Arabiya, August 30, 2020

Hilton, Tommy, “Coronavirus: Syria’s official COVID-19 tally under suspicion as hospitals overwhelmed,” Al Arabiya, August 29, 2020

Mahmoud, Sinan S., “Amid surge in COVID-19, Iraq’s Shia mourn Imam Hussein,” Al Jazeera, August 28, 2020


Ahram Staff, “Egypt’s mosques prepare for return of Friday prayers after five-month hiatus,” Ahram Online, August 27, 2020

Bar’el, Zvi, “Gaza’s Coronavirus Outbreak Won’t Change Israel’s Carrot-and-stick Method,” Haaretz, August 27, 2020

Reuters News Agency and Haaretz Staff, “Gaza Demands Medical Equipment From Israel as Coronavirus Lockdown Extended,” Haaretz, August 27, 2020

AFP, “Libyans protest corruption, living conditions for third day,” Ahram Online, August 26, 2020,-living-conditions-for-.aspx

Reuters News Agency, “Coronavirus: Gaza reports COVID-19 death amid pandemic clamp down,” Al Arabiya, August 26, 2020


Reuters News Agency, “Lebanon could ‘lose control’ of coronavirus outbreak: PM,” Ahram Online, August 26, 2020

Rasgon, Adam, and Iyad Abuheweila, “Gaza Under Lockdown After First Local Cases of Virus,” New York Times, August 25, 2020

Reuters News Agency, “Coronavirus: Gaza in lockdown to try to contain its first COVID-19 outbreak,” Al Arabiya, August 25, 2020

AFP, “Despite Iraq minister catching COVID-19, Jordan summit still on,” Al Arabiya, August 24, 2020

Judd, Emily, “Coronavirus: UAE, Israel health ministers discuss potential COVID-19 cooperation,” Al Arabiya, August 24, 2020

Keinon, Herb, “Debate on Uman should be about health, not belief – analysis,” The Jerusalem Post, August 24, 2020

Khoury, Jack, and Almog Ben Zikri, “Gazans Await More Qatari Aid Amid Worsening Electricity Shortages, Coronavirus Outbreak,” Haaretz, August 24, 2020

Naar, Ismaeel, “Food, water security among UAE’s priorities post-COVID-19 period: Dubai ruler,” Al Arabiya, August 24, 2020


Joffre, Tzvi, “Coronavirus center calls to restrict High Holy Day meals, services,” The Jerusalem Post, August 24, 2020

Ronel, Asaf, “Israel Approves New Groundbreaking COVID-19 Testing Method,” Haaretz, August 23, 2020

El Skaf, Souad, “Coronavirus: Most UAE COVID-19 infections detected in 20-40 age group, says official,” Al Arabiya, August 22, 2020

Reuters News Agency, “Coronavirus: Israel urges Ukraine to ban Jewish pilgrimage amid COVID-19 concerns,” Al Arabiya, August 22, 2020


Sly, Liz, “Coronavirus surge in Lebanon compounds the misery in a battered country,” The Washington Post, August 22, 2020

AFP, “Coronavirus: Northwest Syria records first COVID-19 death,” Al Arabiya, August 21, 2020


Jeffay, Nathan, “Just breathe: Israeli-made Nano COVID breath test spots every carrier in trial,” Times of Israel, August 21, 2020

Reuters News Agency, “Coronavirus: Israel hits 100,000 COVID-19 cases amid criticism of gov’t response,” Al Arabiya, August 21, 2020

Reuters News Agency, “Coronavirus: UAE could reimpose lockdowns as COVID-19 cases rise, official says,” Al Arabiya, August 21, 2020


Reuters News Agency, “Tunisia imposes curfew in two southern towns to counter coronavirus,” Ahram Online, August 21, 2020

Al Jazeera Staff, “Coronavirus: Iran’s death toll goes past 20,000,” Al Jazeera, August 19, 2020

Amlôt, Matthew, “Coronavirus: Bahrain lifts mandatory 10-day COVID-19 quarantine for all arrivals,” Al Arabiya, August 19, 2020

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

Jeffay, Nathan, “Century-old vaccine limits COVID spread, so bring it back, urge Israeli experts,” Times of Israel, August 19, 2020

Naar, Ismaeel, “Coronavirus: Jeddah shuts down 190 shops for violating COVID-19 health protocols,” Al Arabiya, August 19, 2020

Reuters News Agency, “Coronavirus: Egypt says all those entering country must show COVID-19 test results,” Al Arabiya, August 19, 2020


Yanko, Adir, “Top doctor: Israel focusing on effective virus vaccine, not fast one,” YNET News, August 19, 2020


Yassine, Dalal, “Lebanon’s invisible: Refugees, COVID-19, and the Beirut port explosion,” Middle East Institute, August 19, 2020

AFP, “Coronavirus: Lebanon reimposes lockdown amid COVID-19 spike,” Al Arabiya, August 18, 2020

AFP, “Coronavirus: Pakistan to conduct trials of Chinese COVID-19 vaccine,” Al Arabiya, August 18, 2020


Aviram-Nitzan, Daphna, and Yarden Kedar, “Public Attitudes Toward Vocational Training During COVID-19,” The Israel Democracy Institute, August 18, 2020

Naar, Ismaeel, “Coronavirus: UAE warns against chlorine dioxide products claiming to fight COVID-19,” Al Arabiya, August 18, 2020


Yahel, Ido, “The Coronavirus in Syria,” The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, August 18, 2020


Jeffay, Nathan, “In trial, Israeli gargle test gives COVID results in 1 second, at 95% accuracy,” Times of Israel, August 17, 2020

Al Jazeera Staff, “UAE, Israeli firms sign agreement on coronavirus R&D,” Al Jazeera, August 16, 2020

El Skaf, Souad, “Coronavirus: UAE, Israeli companies sign R&D agreement to fight COVID-19,” Al Arabiya, August 16, 2020

Naar, Ismaeel, “Coronavirus: Dubai ruler visits COVID-19 command and control center,” Al Arabiya, August 16, 2020


Raz-Chaimovitz, Michal, “Israel waives mandatory isolation from 20 countries,” GLOBES, August 16, 2020


Reuters News Agency, “UAE, Israeli companies ink deal on coronavirus R&D,” YNET News, August 16, 2020

Serrieh, Joanne, “Coronavirus: UAE reports 210 new COVID-19 cases, recovery rate hits 90 pct,” Al Arabiya, August 16, 2020

Abueish, Tamara, “Coronavirus: UAE conducts over 77,000 COVID-19 tests, reports two deaths, 283 cases,” Al Arabiya, August 15, 2020

Abueish, Tamara, “Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia records 1,383 new COVID-19 cases, 35 new deaths,” Al Arabiya, August 14, 2020

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

JT Staff, “Jaber crossing with Syria to be closed over virus concerns,” The Jordan Times August 13, 2020

Raz-Chaimovitz, Michal, “Israel announces “green” countries for travel,” GLOBES, August 13, 2020

Stein, Ron, “Bank Hapoalim profit slumps as Covid-19 crisis bites,” GLOBES, August 13, 2020

TOI Staff, “Health chief predicts decline in COVID-19 cases in two weeks,” Times of Israel, August 13, 2020

Yanko, Adir, and Itamar Eichner, “Israel to limit number of diners at cafes but allow flights to resume,” YNET News, August 13, 2020

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

Yanko, Adir, “Israel closes coronavirus drive-in testing centers over lack of demand,” YNET News, August 12, 2020

Amlôt, Matthew, “Coronavirus: MERS experience helped Saudi Arabia fight COVID-19, health ministry says,” Al Arabiya, August 11, 2020

Efrati, Ido, “Israeli Hospitals See First Signs of System’s Collapse From Coronavirus,” Haaretz, August 11, 2020

Jaffe-Hoffman, Maayan, “Coronavirus: Gov’t approves holding cultural events of up to 500 people,” The Jerusalem Post, August 11, 2020

TOI Staff, “Israel surpasses China in total coronavirus cases as 1,766 new ones confirmed,” Times of Israel, August 11, 2020

Soliman, Mohamed, “Egyptians wrap up first day of voting for new Senate amid tight coronavirus safety measures,” Ahram Online, August 11, 2020

Ahram Staff, “Egypt’s isolation hospitals to reopen in preparation for possible second wave of COVID-19,” Ahram Online, August 10, 2020


Amlôt, Matthew, “Coronavirus: Air Arabia reports $46 mln loss for first half of 2020 due to COVID-19,” Al Arabiya, August 10, 2020

Kadari-Ovadia, Shira, and Noa Landau, “Netanyahu, Education Minister Insist School Year Will Start on Time Despite Coronavirus,” Haaretz, August 10, 2020

Mokdad, Ali, Mohammed Hassan Khalil, and Muhamed Almaliky, “Health, Politics, and Stability in the Middle East: A COVID-19 Update,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, August 7, 2020

AFP Staff, “First coronavirus cases reported in Syria’s Al-Hol camp,” CTV News, August 6, 2020

Berger, Miriam, “After Beirut blast, the race to save lives outweighs coronavirus safety” Washington Post, August 6, 2020

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


Schneider, Tal, “Israel to begin Covid-19 vaccine human trials,” GLOBES, August 6, 2020

El Skaf, Souad, “Coronavirus: UAE to host world’s first Phase III clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine,” Al Arabiya, August 5, 2020

Hermann, Tamar, and Or Anabi, “Only 25% of Israelis Approve of Netanyahu’s Handling of the Corona Crisis,” The Israel Democracy Institute, August 5, 2020

Balilty, Dan, “When Covid Subsided, Israel Reopened Its Schools. It Didn’t Go Well,” The New York Times, August 4, 2020

BBC Staff, “Coronavirus: Iran cover-up of deaths revealed by data leak,” BBC News, August 3, 2020

i24NEWS, “Iranian workers strike as coronavirus infections surge,” YNET News, August 2, 2020

Shwartz Altshuler, Tehilla, and Rachel Aridor Hershkowitz, “Digital contact tracing and the coronavirus: Israeli and comparative perspectives,” Brookings Institution, August 2020

July Articles (104 pieces)

Aviram-Nitzan, Daphna, “Climate Crisis and Corona Virus Special Survey,” The Israel Democracy Institute, July 30, 2020

Javaheri, Pedram, Nada AlTaher and Jack Guy, “Middle East grapples with heatwave during Eid and Coronavirus pandemic,” CNN, July 30, 2020

Al Jazeera Staff, “Muslims begin downsized Hajj pilgrimage amid coronavirus pandemic,” Al Jazeera, July 29, 2020

Amit, Hagai, “Israel Prepares for ‘Coronavirus Aliyah’ as Ministry Says Applications Rise,” Haaretz, July 28, 2020

Khoury, Jack, “World Bank Approves $30 Million for Palestinian COVID-19 Response,”  Haaretz, July 28, 2020

Othman, Nidal, “The Story of a Restaurant during the Corona Epidemic: A Period of Crisis for Businesses in the Arab Sector,” Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, July 28, 2020

Reuters News Agency, “Saudi Arabia posts $29bn 2Q deficit as low oil prices bite,” Al Jazeera, July 28, 2020

Efrati, Ido, “How Israel’s Coronavirus Czar Plans to Tackle the Pandemic,” Haaretz, July 27, 2020

Kane, Hadar, “Amazon’s Israeli Drive Takes Hit by Coronavirus, Revitalizing Local Online Retailers,” Haaretz, July 27, 2020

Reuters News Agency, “Lebanon reimposes COVID-19 lockdown as infections spike,” Al Jazeera, July 27, 2020

TOI Staff, “Knesset advances bill to give stimulus checks to most Israelis,” Times of Israel, July 27, 2020

TOI Staff, “Israel records 1,021 new coronavirus patients in 24 hours, 7 deaths,” Times of Israel, July 26, 2020

Issacharoff, Avi, “Iran regime grapples with its worst crisis, hamstrung by internal power struggle,” Times of Israel, July 25, 2020

Ahram Staff, “Egypt Expected to Record Zero Coronavirus Cases by Mid-September: Official,” Ahram Online, July 23, 2020

Hamzawy, Amr, and Nathan J. Brown, “How Much Will the Pandemic Change Egyptian Governance and for How Long?” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, July 23, 2020

Khalid, Tuqa, “Coronavirus: UAE repatriates 73 individuals from Qatar through Kuwait,” Al Arabiya, July 23, 2020

Nardi, Guy, “Covid-19 hastens decline of Israel’s main street stores,” GLOBES, July 23, 2020

Olmert, Ehud, “Prof. Gabi Barbash: The Perfect Choice for Coronavirus Task Force Chief,” The Jerusalem Post, July 23, 2020

Yanko, Adir, “Number of serious coronavirus patients exceeds 300, 7 dead,” YNET News, July 23, 2020

Associated Press, “Crisis hits Lebanon’s hospitals, among the best in Mideast,” Ahram Online, July 22, 2020,-among-the-best-in-.aspx

Gradstein, Linda, “Israeli tour guides are hit hard by corona,” The Jerusalem Post, July 22, 2020


Mitnick, Joshua, “Israel’s Cautionary Coronavirus Tale,” Foreign Policy, July 22, 2020,

Yanko, Adir, “Health Ministry cuts quarantine period for coronavirus patients,” YNET News, July 22, 2020

AFP, “Coronavirus: Iran reports record number of new COVID-19 fatalities,” Al Arabiya, July 21, 2020


Ahram Staff, “Egypt’s Rameda to offer drug for treating critical COVID-19 cases starting September,” Ahram Online, July 21, 2020


Golan, Shaul, “Foreign minister wants IDF to front anti-COVID campaign,” YNET News, July 21, 2020

Magen, Haddas, “Covid-19 prompts Jews abroad to seek homes in Israel,” GLOBES, July 21, 2020

Reuters News Agency, “Coronavirus: Israel approves cellphone tracking of COVID-19 carriers for rest of year,” Al Arabiya, July 21, 2020

Keinon, Herb, “Iran, and others, watching Israel stumble over coronavirus,” The Jerusalem Post, July 20, 2020

Lazaroff, Tovah, and Lahav Harkov, “Hungarian FM makes solidarity visit with Israel amid COVID-19, annexation,” The Jerusalem Post, July 20, 2020

Reuters News Agency, “Israel negotiates purchase of promising COVID-19 vaccine,” YNET News, July 20, 2020

Sewell, Abby, “Protests in Lebanon over AUB’s cutting 850 jobs amid coronavirus, economic crisis,” Al Arabiya, July 20, 2020

Ashkenazi, Shani, “Gabi Barbash tipped to become Covid-19 task force chief,” GLOBES, July 19, 2020


BESA Center Staff, “COVID-19: Crisis: Impact and Implications,” BESA Center, July 19, 2020

Joffre, Tzvi, “Israeli doctor reinfected with coronavirus 3 months after recovering,” The Jerusalem Post, July 19, 2020

Reuters News Agency, “Coronavirus: Turkey suspends flights to Iran, Afghanistan amid COVID-19 outbreak,” Al Arabiya, July 19, 2020

Ahram Staff, “Egypt’s coronavirus cases surpass 87,000,” Ahram Online, July 18, 2020,.aspx

Kopel, Dana, “Israelis protest against Netanyahu’s handling of coronavirus crisis,” YNET News, July 18, 2020

Pasovsky, Uri, “Israel can eradicate Covid-19 within weeks,” GLOBES, July 18, 2020

Pfeffer, Anshel, “COVID-19 Is a Crisis for Jewish Life in the Diaspora – and a Chance to Remake It,” Haaretz, July 18, 2020


Reuters News Agency, “Rouhani says 25 million Iranians infected with COVID-19,” Ahram Online, July 18, 2020–million-Iranians-infected-with-COVID.aspx

Gerstenfeld, Manfred, “COVID-19 and the Anti-Racism Movement Are Challenging Liberal Democracy,” BESA Center, July 17, 2020

Globes Correspondent, “Cabinet approves more restrictions but no lockdown yet,” GLOBES, July 17, 2020

Yemeni, Ben-Dror “Anti-Semitism and Coronavirus: when old plague meets new,” YNET News, July 17, 2020


Al Arabiya Staff, “Coronavirus: Iran continues to struggle with 198 COVID-19 deaths and 2,500 new cases,” Al Arabiya, July 16, 2020


Druckman, Yaron, “Israel sees further rise in coronavirus infection rate, 4 fatalities,” YNET News, July 16, 2020,


Jeffay, Nathan, “Planned Weekend Lockdown Could Cause More Infections, Leading Doctor Says,” Times of Israel, July 16, 2020

Morsy, Ahmed, “Egypt’s daily coronavirus cases stay below 1,000 for eighth day in a row,” Ahram Online, July 16, 2020,-for-ei.aspx


Sharon, Jeremy, “Can Naftali Bennett lead Israel out of the coronavirus crisis?” The Jerusalem Post, July 16, 2020,


AFP, “New virus lockdown another burden for cash-strapped Palestinians,” Ahram Online, July 15, 2020

Jaffe-Hoffman, Maayan, “Israel pilots coronavirus test that delivers results in 15 minutes,” The Jerusalem Post, July 15, 2020


Reuters News Agency, “Coronavirus resurgence sidelines Israel’s plans to annex part of occupied West Bank,” Al Arabiya, July 15, 2020

Weinreb, Gali, “BATM unveils enhanced Covid-19 test kits,” GLOBES, July 15, 2020

Yanko, Adir, “Edelstein: Barring a miracle, Israel heading to a second lockdown,” YNET News, July 15, 2020


AFP, “Iran reports 179 new virus deaths,” Ahram Online, July 14, 2020–new-virus-deaths.aspx

AFP, “Thailand halts flights after Egyptian soldier breaks quarantine with coronavirus,” Al Arabiya, July 14, 2020


Ahram Online Staff, “Egypt reports 929 new coronavirus cases, 73 deaths on Tuesday,” Ahram Online, July 14, 2020–new-coronavirus-cases,–deaths-on-T.aspx

Berkovitz, Uri, “Israeli tech collaborates on Covid-19 challenges,” GLOBES, July 14, 2020


Fazeli, Yaghoub, “Iran will execute people who deliberately spread coronavirus: Judiciary official,” Al Arabiya, July 14, 2020

Hoffman, Gill, “Fewer immigrants could come to Israel because of coronavirus – MKs,” The Jerusalem Post, July 14, 2020


Jaffe-Hoffman, Maayan, “Hebrew U. scientist: Drug could eradicate COVID-19 from lungs in days,” The Jerusalem Post, July 14, 2020


Keinon, Herb, “Coronavirus crisis: Where in the world is Gantz?” The Jerusalem Post, July 14, 2020

Reuters News Agency, “Coronavirus: Crisis-hit Moroccans join ‘informal economy’ as job market shrinks,” Al Arabiya, July 14, 2020


Reuters News Agency, “Iraqi children’s hospital fighting to keep cancer patients safe from COVID-19,” Ahram Online, July 14, 2020

Reuters News Agency, “20 arrested protesting coronavirus lockdown of Haredi J’lem neighborhood,” The Jerusalem Post, July 14, 2020

Serrieh, Joanne, “Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia sees stability in confirmed, critical cases, spokesman says,” Al Arabiya, July 14, 2020,


Yanko, Adir, “Israel fails to supply medical teams with PPE amid virus, review finds,” YNET News, July 14, 2020,

Yanko, Adir, “Israel sets worrying new record with 1,681 coronavirus cases in 24 hours,” YNET News, July 14, 2020,


Ahram Online, “EgyptAir offers discounted tickets of up to 20% for medical workers,” Ahram Online, July 13, 2020–for-m.aspx


Ashkenazi, Shani, “Health Ministry chief: 2,100 cases in just over 36 hours,” GLOBES, July 13, 2020,

Gil-ad, Hadar, “Pandemic leaves thousands of Israelis fighting to feed their family,” YNET News, July 13, 2020,

Schneider, Tal, “Bennett benefits as gov’t stumbles on Covid-19,” GLOBES, July 13, 2020

AFP, “Coronavirus claims over 20,000 lives across Mideast,” YNET News, July 12, 2020

Moneim, Doaa A., “Egypt dealing with COVID-19 impacts by increasing investments: Planning minister,” Ahram Online, July 12, 2020

Moses, Shany, “Amazon cuts charges for shipping to Israel,” GLOBES, July 12, 2020

Abueish, Tamara, “Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia records 3,036 new COVID-19 cases, 3,211 recoveries,” Al Arabiya, July 8, 2020


Elran, Meir, “For the Love of God, don’t let ID manage coronavirus crisis,” YNET News, July 8, 2020

Rudnitzky, Arik, “Arab Society in Israel and the Coronavirus Crisis,” Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, July 8, 2020

Jensen, Sterling and Waleed Al-Rawi, “Iraq’s Silver Lining Amid the Pandemic,” Carnegie Middle East Center, July 7, 2020

Salem, Ola, “Egypt’s Social Media Discovered Its Coronavirus Crisis,” Foreign Policy, July 7, 2020

Zilber, Neri “Israel’s Short-Lived ‘Victory’ Over Coronavirus,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, July 7, 2020


Ashkenazi, Shani, “Israel loses Covid-19 advantage,” GLOBES, July 6, 2020


Hoffman, Gil, “Lapid: Coronavirus management ‘humiliating national failure,” The Jerusalem Post, July 6, 2020

Schneider, Tal “Israel Tightens Restrictions, closes halls, bars, clubs,” GLOBES, July 6, 2020

El-Din, Gamal Essam, “Egypt has lost EGP 130bln in state revenues due to coronavirus, finance minister tells MPs,” Ahram Online, July 5, 2020–bln-in-state-revenues-due-to-t.aspx

Plocker, Sever, “As Coronavirus Makes Its Comeback, Israel Must Look Abroad for Solution,” YNET News, July 5, 2020

Dorsey, James, “Facing a Pandemic of Crises, Few Middle Eastern Leaders Step Up,” BESA Center, July 3, 2020

Naar, Ismaeel, “UAE Announces 400 New Coronavirus Cases, One Death,” Al Arabiya, July 3, 2020


TOI Staff, “PM Declares ‘Major Outbreak’ as Active Virus Cases Soar past 10,000 for 1st Time,” Times of Israel, July 3, 2020

TOI Staff, “Ultra-Orthodox, Arab Neighborhoods Again Centers of Jerusalem Virus Surge,” Times of Israel, July 3, 2020


Abueish, Tamara, “Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia Detects 3,383 New COVID-19 Cases, 54 deaths,” Al Arabiya, July 2, 2020


Abueish, Tamara, “Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia’s Hospitals Invited to Participate in Four Clinical Trials,” Al Arabiya, July 2, 2020

Al Arabiya Staff, “Coronavirus: Iran’s COVID-19 Death Toll Surpasses 11,000,” Al Arabiya, July 2, 2020

Bennett, Naftali, “Bennett to ‘Post’: 15 Emergency Measures to Save Israel from Coronavirus,” The Jerusalem Post, July 2, 2020

Efrati, Ido, “As Coronavirus Cases Skyrocket, Israel Is Making Decisions in the Dark,” Haaretz, July 2, 2020

Keinon, Herb, “Israel is Juggling COVID-19, Annexation and Iran – Analysis,” The Jerusalem Post, July 2, 2020

Khalid, Tuqa, “Saudi Arabia Sets New Coronavirus Protocols for Funerals, Weddings, Women’s Salons,” Al Arabiya, July 2, 2020

Reuters News Agency, “Coronavirus and sanctions hit Iran’s support of proxies in Iraq,” The Jerusalem Post, July 2, 2020


Al Jazeera Staff, “Middle East at ‘critical threshold’ of coronavirus crisis: WHO, More than 80 percent of all deaths in the region were in five countries: Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia,” Aljazeera, July 1, 2020

Bob, Yonah Jeremy, “Knesset reinstates Shin Bet surveillance of coronavirus infected citizens,” The Jerusalem Post, July 1, 2020

Breiner, Josh, “Israel Police to Carry Out Weekend Coronavirus Enforcement Operation as Cases Rise,” Haaretz, July 1, 2020

Harel, Amos, “Israel Is Paying the Price for Netanyahu Refusing to Appoint a ‘Corona Czar,’” Haaretz, July 1, 2020


Khoury, Jack, “Palestinian Authority Announces Full Lockdown as West Bank Coronavirus Cases Spike,” Haaretz, July 1, 2020–1.8963870


TOI Staff, “859 new cases confirmed, in Israel highest 24-hour tally since COVID-19 struck,” Times of Israel, July 1, 2020

June Articles (43 pieces)

Jalal, Ibrahim, “Yemen’s botched pandemic response and fragile conflict dynamics allow COVID-19 to spread undetected,” The Middle East Institute, June 30, 2020

Jeffay, Nathan, “Their best shots: Israeli efforts to invent a coronavirus vaccine, explained,” Times of Israel, June 30, 2020

Ashkenazi, Gabi, “Gabi Ashkenazi – Israel’s Foreign Minister faces 3 main challenges,” The Jerusalem Post, June 29, 2020

Efrati, Ido, “Israel Launches Antibody Testing to Determine Scope of Coronavirus Infection,” Haaretz, June 29, 2020


TOI Staff, “Ailing business owners to get new NIS 2 billion coronavirus aid package,” Times of Israel, June 29, 2020


TOI Staff, “Widespread serological testing of public for coronavirus antibodies kicks off,” Times of Israel, June 29, 2020

Al Jazeera Staff, “Pakistan producing own ventilators as COVID-19 cases rise,” Aljazeera, June 28, 2020


Jeffay, Nathan, “‘It’s frightening’: Doctors say half of ‘cured’ COVID patients still suffer,” Times of Israel, June 28, 2020

Koseoglu, Sinem, “COVID-19 lockdowns take toll on Turkey tea harvest,” Al jazeera, June 28, 2020

“IMF Executive Board Approves 12-month US$5.2 Billion Stand-By Arrangement for Egypt,” International Monetary Fund, June 26, 2020

Associated Press, “Israel Announces Coronavirus Partnership With U.A.E.,” The New York Times, June 25, 2020

Soliman, Mohammed, “Egypt’s path forward from the pandemic’s economic fallout,” The Middle East Institute, June 23, 2020


Yerkey, Sarah and Maro Youssef, “Coronavirus Reveals Tunisia’s Revolutionary Gains for Women Only Exist on Paper,” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, June 22, 2020


Rabi, Uzi, “The GCC States and the Coronavirus: Between “Coronaphobia” and Economic Shock,” Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, June 20, 2020

Abueish, Tamara, “Coronavirus Cases in Saudi Arabia Surpass 150,000 after 4,301 New Cases Detected,” Al Arabiya, June 19, 2020,

Abueish, Tamara, “Saudi Arabia to Resume Domestic Tourism Starting from June 21,” Al Arabiya, June 19, 2020,

Haaretz Staff, “Coronavirus Israel Live: Israel Tops 20,000 Confirmed Cases,” Haaretz, June 19, 2020

Harel, Amos, “Israel’s ‘Coronavirus Cabinet’ Faces a Tough Dilemma – and Public Disobedience,” Haaretz, June 19, 2020,


TOI Staff, “Israel Records Nearly 350 New Coronavirus Cases in One Day, in First Since April,” Times of Israel, June 19, 2020,


Mansour, Khaled, Mau El-Sandany, Michael Wahid Hanna, and Amr Hamzawy, “Egypt Faces the Pandemic: Politics, Rights, and Global Dynamics,” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, June 18, 2020

Gerstenfeld, Manfred, “Post-Coronavirus Societies: Where We are Right Now,” BESA Center, June 17, 2020,

Halon, Eytan, “Tour Operators Appeal to Netanyahu to Rescue Tourism Industry,” Jerusalem Post, June 17, 2020,

Keyser, Zachary, “Israeli AI Firm that Offers Early COVID-19 Detection Receives FDA Approval,” Jerusalem Post, June 17, 2020,

Salahi, Reem, “Syrians Respond to COVID-19 with Renewed Volunteer and Community Efforts,” Middle East Institute, June 17, 2020,

Efrati, Ido, “Israel Set to Seal Multi-million Deal on Unapproved Coronavirus Vaccine,” Haaretz, June 16, 2020

World Bank Staff, “Morocco: Stepping up to the COVID-19 Pandemic Outbreak,” World Bank, June 16, 2020

Ali, Zulfiqar, “Coronavirus: Has a Second Wave of Infections Hit Iran?” BBC News, June 15, 2020

Karakas, Burcu, “Violence Against Women in Turkey during COVID-19,” Middle East Institute, June 15, 2020

Karasapan, Omer, “Yemen and COVID-19: The Pandemic Exacts Its Devastating Toll,” Brookings Institution, June 15, 2020


Schulman, Roy, “COVID-19 and the Post-Truth Age: The Role of Facts in Public Policy,” INSS, June 15, 2020

Halawa, Hafsa, “The gendered impact of COVID-19 in the Middle East,” Middle East Institute, June 11, 2020

Kalin, Stephen, and Rory Jones, “Middle East’s Coronavirus Surge Shows Pandemic’s Shift to Developing World,” Wall Street Journal, June 11, 2020


Al-Mustafa, Muhsen, “Fighting on Two Fronts,” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, June 9, 2020


OECD Staff, “COVID-19 Crisis Response in MENA Countries,” OECD, June, 9, 2020

Segall, Michael, “Iran’s President Rouhani: Coronavirus Will be Here for a Long Time,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, June 8, 2020

Edmunds, Donna Rachel, “Israeli Study Points to Nicotine As A Potential Therapeutic for COVID-19,” Jerusalem Post, June 7, 2020

Jaffe-Hoffman, Maayan, “Israel Inaugurates First ‘Blue-and-White’ COVID-19 Mask Production Line,” Jerusalem Post, June 7, 2020

Younes, Ali, “Jordan Takes Major Step Towards Post-Coronavirus Normality,” Al Jazeera, June 5, 2020

Walsh, Declan, “Coronavirus Rips into Regions Previously Spared,” New York Times, June 4, , 2020

Chaziza, Mordechai, “Coronavirus, China, and the Middle East,” BESA Center, June 2, 2020

Guzansky, Yoel, and Shmuel Even, “The Economic Crisis in the Gulf States: A Challenge to the “Contract” between Rulers and Ruled,” INSS Insight. June 1, 2020

Tzogopoulos, George N., “Government Accountability Is Being Tested in the Age of Coronavirus,” BESA Center, June 1, 2020

“The Coronavirus in the Middle East: State and Society in a Time of Crisis,” Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung


May Articles (71 pieces)


Abueish, Tamara, “Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia detects 1,877 new cases, raising total to 85,261,” Al Arabiya, May 31, 2020

AFP, “Iran struggles to contain coronavirus as cases surpass 150,000,” Al Arabiya, May 31, 2020

Amlôt, Matthew, “Dubai’s Emirates airline plans to cut staff amid coronavirus crisis,” Al Arabiya, May 31, 2020

BBC Staff, “Coronavirus: Famous mosques reopen in Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem,” BBC News, May 31, 2020

Reuters News Agency, “Coronavirus: Egypt confirms new daily record of 1,289 new COVID-19 cases,” Al Arabiya, May 30, 2020


Guerin, Orla, “Coronavirus: How Turkey took control of Covid-19 emergency,” BBC News, May 29, 2020


Hadjicostis, Menelaos, “Cyprus Pledges to Cover ‘All Costs’ for Tourists Who Test Positive for COVID-19 While on Vacation,” TIME, May 28, 2020

Harel, Amos, “Israel’s COVID-19 Experts: The Lockdown Saved the Country, but Steps Are Needed to Avert Another,” Haaretz, May 28, 2020

Hinks, Joseph, “Yemen Officially Has One of the Middle East’s Lowest COVID-19 Counts. In Reality, the Virus Is Spreading Unseen and Unchecked,” TIME, May 28, 2020

Maltz, Judy, “Aliyah in the Time of Coronavirus: Meet the Immigrants Who Moved to Israel During a Pandemic,” Haaretz, May 28, 2020

AFP, “Coronavirus: 15 Syrian refugees in east Lebanon test positive,” Al Arabiya, May 27, 2020

Breakstone, David, “COVID-19 and the Jewish Question,” The Jerusalem Post, May 27, 2020

“Online International Conference: COVID-19 and the Post-Truth Era – The Role of Facts in Public Policy,” INSS, May 27, 2020

Patience, Martin, “Coronavirus: Lebanon’s woes worsen as country pushed to the brink,” BBC News, May 27, 2020

Shani, Ayelett, “When It Comes to Emergency Preparedness, Japan and Israel Have Something in Common,” Haaretz, May 27, 2020

BBC Staff, “Coronavirus: Egypt doctors accuse government over medics’ deaths,” BBC News, May 26, 2020

Yaron, Lee, “Proposed Bill Would Abolish Benefit Cuts for Most Vulnerable Israelis Affected by Coronavirus,” Haaretz, May 26, 2020

BBC Staff, “Coronavirus: Iran reopens Shia Muslim shrines after two-month closure,” BBC News, May 25, 2020

Rivlin, Paul, “Coronavirus, Oil and the Middle East,” Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, May 25, 2020

Associated Press, “Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulcher Reopens After Coronavirus Closure,” Haaretz, May 24, 2020

BBC Staff, “Coronavirus: Yemen’s healthcare system ‘in effect collapsed’,” BBC News, May 22, 2020

Detsch, Jack, and Robbie Gramer, “Trump Administration Says Iran Could Exit Syria Amid Pandemic,” Foreign Policy, May 21, 2020

Singh, Manjari, “The Influence of Coronovirus on Diplomatic Relations: Iran, China, Gulf Arabs and India,” Washington Institute, May 21, 2020

Shusterman, Noa, “The Economic Challenge in the Palestinian Authority following COVID-19,” The Institute for National Security Studies, May 20, 2020

Sen, Ashish Kumar, “Pakistan’s Battle with Coronavirus Reveals Governance Challenges,” United States Institute of Peace, May 19, 2020

Abueish, Tamara, “Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia reports 2,736 new cases, conducts up to 18,000 tests daily,” Al Arabiya, May 17, 2020

AFP, “Iran’s coronavirus death toll rises to nearly 7,000: Health ministry spokesman,” Al Arabiya, May 17, 2020

CGTN Staff, “COVID-19 Global Roundup: The Political side effects in the Middle East,” May 17, 2020


Elran, Meir, and Shmuel Even, “Civilian Resilience in Israel and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Analysis of a CBS Survey,” The Institute for National Security Studies, May 17, 2020

Khalid, Tuqa, “Saudi Arabia’s coronavirus death rate, critical cases lowest in world: Minister,” Al Arabiya, May 17, 2020

Milshtein, Michael, “​Escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian Struggle for Influence in East Jerusalem in the Shadow of the Coronavirus Crisis,” IDC Herzeliya Institute for Policy and Strategy, May 17, 2020

Reuters News Agency, “Eid amid coronavirus: Egypt to impose movement restrictions,” Al Arabiya, May 17, 2020

Diaz-Prinz, Juan, “Yes, we can meet on online. But can we negotiate peace there?” United States Institute of Peace, May 15, 2020

Rahman, Shafiqur, “First Coronavirus Case Confirmed in Crowded Rohingya Refugee Camps,” TIME, May 15, 2020

**Eran, Oded, and Shimon Stein, “Israel’s Foreign Policy in the Post-Covid-19 Era,” INSS, May 13, 2020

**IMF Country Focus. “Covid-19 Poses Formidable Threat for Fragile States in the Middle East and North Africa,” International Monetary Fund, May 13, 2020

Patience, Martin, “Coronavirus: Lebanon begins ‘total’ shutdown as cases increase,” BBC News, May 13, 2020

Salman, Zeena, “What It’s Like to Celebrate Ramadan Under Coronavirus Lockdown in the West Bank,” TIME, May 13, 2020

Associated Press, “Doctors and nurses suffered as Iran ignored virus concerns,” YNET News, May 12, 2020

Brun, Itai, and Amos Yadlin, “Updated Strategic Assessment (Coronavirus) for Israel for 2020 and Recommendations for the New Government,” INSS, May 12, 2020

Efrati, Ido, “26-hour-shifts, Confusion and Exhaustion: Israel’s Medical Residents Describe a Disaster in the Making,” Haaretz, May 12, 2020

Hoffman, Adam, and Roie Yellinek, “The Middle East and China: Trust in the time of COVID-19,” Middle East Institute, May 12, 2020

Mansdorf, Irwin J., Michael Weinberg, Jacob Weinberg, and Muhammad Mahajnah, “Resilience, Stringency of Restrictions and Psychological Consequences of Covid-19 in Israel: Comparing Jewish and Arab Samples,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, May 12, 2020

Al-Sharafat, Saud, “Securitization of the Coronavirus Crisis in Jordan: Successes and Limitations,” The Washington Institute, May 11, 2020

Chankvetadze, Natia, and Ketevan Murusidze, “Challenges of COVID-19 in areas of protracted conflict,” Middle East Institute, May 11, 2020

Efrati, Ido, “Israeli Researchers Pinpoint What Happens to Seriously Ill Coronavirus Patients,” Haaretz, May 11, 2020

Maqsood, Neha, “On the Coronavirus, Pakistan’s Government Is Missing in Action,” Foreign Policy News, May 11, 2020

Bekdil, Burak, “Turkey: Post Coronavirus Challenges Are Likely to Hurt,” BESA Center, May 10, 2020

Inbar, Efraim, “Coronavirus has not changed the Middle East,” The Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, May 10, 2020

Ahmed, Raed, “The Religious Dimension of Iraq’s Coronavirus Response,” The Washington Institute, May 8, 2020

Efrati, Ido, “What We Did Right: Israeli Doctors Explain How They Beat the Coronavirus,” Haaretz, May 8, 2020

Cahill, Ben, “Gulf States: Managing the Oil Crash,” Center for Strategic and International Studies, May 7, 2020

Hacohen, Gershon, “Coronavirus and the Modern State,” BESA Center, May 7, 2020

Kam, Ephraim, “Iran, the Coronavirus Crisis, and the Consolidation in Syria,” The Institute for National Security Studies, May 7, 2020

Segall, Michael, “BBC: IRGC-Affiliated Mahan Air Is to Blame for Spreading the Coronavirus in the Middle East,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, May 7, 2020

Siman-Tov, David, and Shmuel Even, “Assistance from the Intelligence Community in the Fight against the Corona Pandemic,” The Institute for National Security Studies, May 7, 2020

Abdalfatah, Mohammed, “COVID-19 Crisis – Business as Usual for Gaza?” Chatham House, May 6, 2020

Jackson, Ashley, “For the Taliban, the Pandemic Is a Ladder,” Foreign Policy News, May 6, 2020

Lerman, Eran, “Major upheavals due to coronavirus pose challenges for US-Israel relationship,” The Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, May 6, 2020

Mizrahi, Orna, and Yoram Schweitzer, “The Israel-Hezbollah Confrontation amidst the Coronavirus Crisis,” The Institute for National Security Studies, May 6, 2020

Fellows of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, “Coronavirus in the Middle East: A Review and Assessment,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, May 5, 2020

Hatuel-Radoshitzky, Michal, Shahar Eilam, and Tal-Or Cohen, “When an Old Disease Meets a New Disease: Antisemitism and Delegitimization of Israel in the COVID-19 Era,” The Institute for National Security Studies, May 5, 2020

Ibrahim, Nader, Owen Pinnell, and Manisha Ganguly, “Coronavirus by Air: The spread of Covid-19 in the Middle East,” BBC News, May 5, 2020

Inbar, Efraim, “China’s coronavirus cover-up and the implications for Israel,” The Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, May 5, 2020

Kalian, Yousif, “Iraq and its Minorities Face a New Challenge with Coronavirus,” United States Institute of Peace, May 5, 2020

Laor, Efraim, and Gershon Hacohen, “Coronavirus: Improvisation is the Key to a Successful Response,” BESA Center, May 5, 2020

Ronel, Asaf, and Ido Efrati, “Labs in Israel and Abroad Report Progress Towards Coronavirus Antibody Therapy,” Haaretz, May 5, 2020

Shragai, Nadav, “Stopping the Spread of the Coronavirus at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, May 5, 2020

Dorsey, James, “Coronavirus Threatens to Drive Wedge into US-Gulf Relations,” BESA Center, May 4, 2020

INSS, “The Coronavirus and the US Jewish Community: Setbacks, Strategies, and the Silver Lining,” INSS Podcast, May 3, 2020

Abdel-Tawwab, Ahmed, “Covid-19 and Education: What are the lessons for reform of education in Egypt,” Al-Ahram Online, May 1, 2020

April Articles (87 pieces)

**Allawi, Jaafar, Saad Jaber, and Abdullah Algwizani, “Three Arab Health Officials (Iraq, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia) Discuss Fighting Covid-19,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 30, 2020

Atef, Maged, “Egypt’s Bitter Options in the Face of Coronavirus,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 30, 2020

Bobseine, Haley, “Waiting for the bad to get worse: Lebanon in the time of corona,” Middle East Institute, April 30, 2020

Tol, Gönül, and Dimitar Bechev, “Can corona diplomacy cure Turkey’s foreign policy isolation, Middle East Institute, April 29, 2020

Hacohen, Gershon, “A Tale of Two Leaders: Netanyahu During the Coronavirus Crisis and Ben-Gurion During the War of Independence,” BESA Center, April 28, 2020

Qandil, Mohamed Mokhtar, “Terrorism and Coronavirus: Hyberbole, Idealism and Ignorance (ISIS and al-Qaeda),” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 28, 2020

Bar’el, Zvi, “In Iraq, the Coronavirus Crisis Is Looking for a Government to Manage It,” Haaretz, April 27, 2020

Schweitzer, Yoram, and Aviad Mendelboim, “Salafi-Jihadists and the Coronavirus Pandemic,” INSS, April 27, 2020

*Tzoreff, Yohanan, and Kobi Michael, “Israel and Hamas: From Corona to Prisoners and a Possible Arrangement,” INSS, April 27, 2020

Bar’el, Zvi, “As Iran Tries to Project Business as Usual, the Coronavirus Inflames Tensions,” Haaretz, April 25, 2020

Alaaldin, Ranj, “COVID-19 will Prolong Conflict in the Middle East,” April 24, 2020 Brookings Institution, April 24, 2020

Fassihi, Farnza, “Cheap Oil Poses New Quandry for Iran as It Relaxes, Virus Lockdown,” New York Times, April 23, 2020

INSS Staff, “[Audio panel discussion] Iran in the Corona Era: Implications for Israel’s National Security,” INSS, April 23, 2020

**Jalal, Rasha Abou, “How is Palestine dealing with added hunger, poverty from COVID-19?” Al Monitor, April 23, 2020

Lavie, Ephraim, Khader Sawaed, Maisalon Dallashi, Mora Deitch, and Meir Elran, “On the Eve of Ramadan: Arab Society in Israel and the Coronavirus,” INSS, April 23, 2020

**Tsurkov, Elizabeth, and Qussal Jukhadar, “Ravaged by war, Syria’s health care system is utterly unprepared for pandemic,” Middle East Institute, April 23, 2020

Al-Monitor Staff, “Rouhani hits out at skeptics of Iran pandemic statistics,” Al-Monitor, April 22, 2020

**Eran, Oded, A Gloomy Forecast for the Middle East following the Coronavirus Crisis,” INSS, April 22, 2020

Feuer, Sara, “Corona in the Casbah: The Pandemic’s Destabilizing Impact on Algeria,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 22, 2020

**Plocker, Sever, “Finding coronavirus vaccine is international effort,” YNET News, April 22, 2020

Winter, Ofir, and Tzvi Lev, “Challenges to Egypt from the Coronavirus Pandemic,” INSS, April 22, 2020

Abouzzohour, Yasmina, “Covid in Maghreb: Responses and impacts,” Brookings Institution, April 21, 2020

AFP, “Middle East braces for bleak Ramadan as coronavirus threat lingers,” Al Arabiya, April 20, 2020

Breiner, Josh, “Two Thousand Israelis Brave Coronavirus Fears to Protect Assault on Democracy,” Haaretz, April 20, 2020

Linder, Ronny, “Inside the ultra-Orthodox Hospital at the Center of Israel’s Coronavirus Pandemic,” Haaretz, April 20, 2020

Amidror, Yaakov, “Israeli Decision-Making During the COVID-19 Crisis,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, April 19, 2020

Baker, Alan, “In the Covid-19 Pandemic, What Are the Reciprocal Israeli and Palestinian Obligations?” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, April 19, 2020

Harel, Amos, “As Israel and Hezbollah Trade Barbs, Army Sees Opportunity in Coronavirus Crisis,” Haaretz, April 19, 2020

Melman, Yossi, “The Mossad Is Flaunting Too Much During the Coronavirus Crisis,” Haaretz, April 19, 2020

Traitenberg, Manuel, “Managing the Coronavirus Crisis at the National Level: Not Only ‘What,’ but ‘How,’” INSS, April 19, 2020

**Yadlin, Amos, “Before Israel Reboots its (after Coronavirus) economy,” YNET News, April 19, 2020

**Said, Abdel Moneim, “Will Covid-19 mark a departure or merely an acceleration of what already was the path of the world?” Ahram Online, April 18, 2020

Avdaliani, Emil, “Coronavirus is Hitting Russia More than the Economy,” BESA Center, April 17, 2020

Milstein, Michael, “Israel and the Palestinian Authority in the Face of the Coronavirus Crisis,” IDC Herzeliya, April 17, 2020

Aderet, Ofer, “Funerals on Zoom: How Israelis Grieve in the Time of Coronavirus,” Haaretz, April 15, 2020

Al Jazeera Staff, “Scarce Resources in Syria’s Rebel-Held Areas amid COVID-19 Fears,” Al Jazeera, April 14, 2020

**Associated Press, “Mideast economies battered by virus, oil prices and conflict,” Al-Nahar, April 15, 2020

Ezzat, Dina, “Egypt: Striking the Right Balance,” Ahram Online, April 15, 2020

Harmouzi, Nouh El, “The Arab World: Between the Coronavirus Pandemic and the Plague of Populism,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 15, 2020

Shpigel, Noa, “Missiles Out, Ventilators In: Israeli Defense Contractors Answer the Coronavirus Call,” Haaretz, April 15, 2020

Singh, Manjari, “Jordan after COVID-19: From Crisis Adjustment to Crisis Management,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 15, 2020

Abdul-Hussain, Hussain, “Palestinians and Israelis Show Peace is Attainable with Coordinated COVID-19 Response,” Al Arabiya, April 14, 2020

Gerstenfeld, Manfred, “Political Leadership During the Coronavirus Crisis,” BESA Center, April 14, 2020

Gursel, Kadri, “Is Coronavirus Good for Health of Turkish-US Relations?” Al-Monitor, April 14, 2020

Abdo, Genevie, and Anna L. Jacobs, “Are COVID-19 Restrictions Inflaming Religious Tensions?” Brookings Institution, April 13, 2020

Afkhami, Amir, Katherine Bauer, Patrick Clawson, and Medhi Khalaji, “Iran’s Coronavirus Crisis: Implications for U.S. Policy,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 13, 2020

AFP, “Virus ‘Disaster in the Making’ in War-Torn Syria,” The Jordan Times, April 13, 2020

Dekel, Udi, and Noa Shusterman, “The Coronavirus in Gaza: Insights from a War Game,” INSS, April 13, 2020

Hubbard, Ben, “Coronavirus Fears Terrify and Impoverish Migrants in the Persian Gulf,” The New York Times, April 13, 2020

Gross, Samantha, Suzanne Maloney, Bruce Riedel, and Angela Stent, “Brookings Experts Comment on Oil Market Developments and Geopolitical Tensions,” Brookings Institution, April 13, 2020

**Althari, Sultan, “Coronavirus: Developing nations face choice between infection and starvation,” Al Arabiya, April 12, 2020

Finkelstein, Ariel, “Public Health and the Ultra-Orthodox Community in Israel,” The Israel Democracy Institute, April 12, 2020

Solomon, Hussein, “The Impact of Covid-19 on the Middle East and North Africa,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs Vol. 20, No. 6, April 12, 2020

Belhaj, Ferid, “Importance of Government Transparency in Saving Lives,” Asharq Al-Awsat, April 11, 2020

The Economist Staff, “The Risk that Iraq Might Fall Apart,” The Economist, April 11, 2020

Al-Monitor Staff, “War-Ravaged Yemen Reports First Case of COVID-19,” Al-Monitor, April 10, 2020

Behrouz, Reza, “Coronavirus has gone global, but in Iran, it’s the Khamenei virus,” Al Arabiya, April 10, 2020

IMF, “IMF Executive Board Approves a US$745 Million Disbursement to Tunisia to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic,” International Monetary Fund, April 10, 2020

Keinon, Herb, “How will the Middle East look the day after coronavirus?” The Jerusalem Post, April 10, 2020

Cupolo, Diego, “Turkish pandemic plan raises concerns over citizens’ digital rights,” Al Monitor, April 9, 2020

Fenton-Harvey, Jonathan, “Saudi Arabia and the UAE’s Diverging Regional Coronavirus Strategy,” Al-Monitor, April 9, 2020

Ghebouli, Zine Labidine, “Coronavirus Will Change Both Algeria’s Political System and Its Opposition,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 9, 2020

Halbfinger, David M., and Mohammed Najib, “Palestinians Fear a Coming Coronavirus Storm,” The New York Times, April 9, 2020

Zamirirad, Azadeh, “Three Implications of the Corona Crisis in Iran,” SWP German Institute for International and Security Affairs, April 9, 2020

Al-Batati, Saeed, and Ben Hubbard, “Saudi Arabia Declares Cease-Fire in Yemen, Citing Fears of Corona,” The New York Times, April 8, 2020

Daniel, Remi, and Gallia Lindenstrauss, “Turkey and the Fight against the Coronavirus: Significant Challenge, Partial Response,” INSS Insight No. 1297, April 8, 2020

Dekel, Udi, and Assaf Orion “The National Struggle against the Coronavirus: An Integrated, Multi-Phase Systematic Campaign,” INSS, April 8, 2020

Aharonson, Micky, and Aiman Mansour, “Will Coronavirus be a Moderating Factor in the Middle East?” Jerusalem Center for Strategic and International Studies, April 7, 2020

Shezaf, Hagar, “Coronavirus ‘Disaster’ at Israeli Factory Prompts Policy Revamp on Palestinian Workers,” Haaretz, April 7, 2020

Michael, Kobi, and Yohanan Tzoreff, “The Corona Pandemic and the Palestinian Arena: Significance for Israel,” INSS Insight No. 1295, April 6, 2020

Mizrahi, Orna, and Yoram Schweitzer, “The Coronavirus Crisis Heightens the Distress of Lebanon and Hezbollah,” INSS Insight No. 1294, April 6, 2020

Neriah, Jacques, “Lebanon Suffocates under the Coronavirus and the Rising U.S. Dollar,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, April 6, 2020

Cetingulec, Mehmet, “Syrian refugees villainized as Turkey faces costs of coronavirus,” Al Monitor, April 5, 2020

Volkman, Eliza, “Algeria’s protesters say COVID-19 will not kill movement, just transform it,” Al Monitor, April 5, 2020

Levi, Udi, “Coronavirus and the Campaign Against Iran,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies, April 4, 2020

Saleh, Heba, “Activists accuse Algeria of using Covid-19 to clamp down on protests,” Financial Times, April 3, 2020  

Ghaddar, Hanin, “Hezbollah’s Coronavirus Public Relations Act Won’t Save Lebanon,” Al Arabiya, April 2, 2020

Masbah, Mohammed, “Can Morocco Effectively Handle the COVID-19 Crisis?” Chatham House, April 2, 2020

Alrifai, Oula A., and Aaron Y. Zelin, “Syria’s Three Governments Confront the Coronavirus,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 1, 2020

Anouti, Yahya, and Raed Kombargi, “How GCC governments can recover from the dual shock of COVID-19 and lower oil prices,” PWC Strategy&, April 2020

Brun, Itai, Yoel Guzansky, Daniel Rakov, and Sarah J. Feuer, “Food for Thought during the Corona Virus: Ten Potential Negative Scenarios in Israel’s Strategic Environment,” INSS, April 1, 2020

Harb, Jehad, “The Palestinian Health System: Improving its Financing and Enhancing the Quality of its Services,” Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, April 2020

Kurzter-Ellenbogen, Lucy, and Robert Barron, “In Gaza, Israelis and Palestinians Face a Common Foe in Coronavirus,” United States Institute of Peace, April 1, 2020

Mchangama, Jacob, and Sarah Mclaughlin, “Coronavirus Has Started a Censorship Pandemic,” Foreign Policy, April 1, 2020

Miller, Benjamin, “The Geopolitical Effects of the Corona Crisis,” The Institute for National Security Studies, April 2020,

Yadlin, Amos, Ari Heistein, “Down but Not Out – Trump’s Deal of the Century in the Shadow of the Coronavirus,” The Institute for National Security Studies, Spring 2020

Zelin, Aaron Y., and Oula A. Alrifai“Syria’s Three Governments Confront the Coronavirus,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 1, 2020

March Articles (13 pieces)

**Marcus, Jonathan, “Coronavirus: A Ticking time-bomb for the Middle East,” BBC News, March 31, 2020

Abdelaziz, Mohamed, “The Egyptian Response to Coronavirus: Denial and Conspiracy,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, March 27, 2020

Brun, Itai, and Sarah J. Feuer, “The Calm before the Storm? Coping with Corona in the Middle East,” INSS, March 26, 2020

Mason, Nate, and Jason Pack, “Could Coronavirus Lead to an Arab Spring 2.0?” Middle East Institute, March 25, 2020

Baker, Alan, “Israel, the Palestinians, Corona and Peace,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs Vol. 20, No. 5, March 24, 2020

Magdy, Samy, and Albert Aji, “Libya Reports First Coronavirus Case as the Pandemic Sweeps Across the Middle East,” TIME, March 24, 2020

Alterman, Jon B., “Add Coronavirus to Other Crises, and the Middle East Faces a Catastrophe,” CSIS, March 23, 2020

Azour, Jihad, “COVID-19 Pandemic and the Middle East and Central Asia: Region Facing Dual Shock,” International Monetary Fund, March 23, 2020

**IDC Herzeliya IPS Staff, “Coronavirus in the Middle East: Regimes; Stability, Oil, Religion,” IDC Herzeliya Institute for Policy and Strategy, March 20, 2020

Zilber, Neri, “Coronavirus in the Holy Land: Israel Has Been Ready for a Crisis Such as This,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, March 20, 2020

Flug, Karnit, “The COVID-19 Crisis- Economic Impact and Economic Policies,” The Israel Democracy Institute, March 19, 2020

Middle East Institute, “Covid-19 and the Middle East – Roundtable covering Middle Eastern States,” March 18, 2020

**IDC Herzeliya IPS Staff, “Coronavirus in the Middle East: Regimes’ Stability, Oil, Religion, and Politics, IDC Herzeliya Institute for Policy and Strategy, March 16, 2020