The Impact of Covid-19 on Middle Eastern and North African Studies: A Curated Reading List (March 2020 through April 2, 2021) A check-point set up to regulate the coronavirus pandemic in the northern Israeli city of Tiberias. Photo Credit: Gil Eliahu

Think tanks, scholars and analysts are producing excellent assessments of the impact that the Coronavirus pandemic is having on Middle Eastern countries. The number of monthly articles devoted to the pandemic was extraordinarily high until mid-July 2020,  when the topic took a back seat to intense discussions on speculations about Israel’s possible annexation of portions of the West Bank, the Abraham Accords and its impact on the region; then focus was on US, what policies would the new administration pursue, and Israeli and then Palestinian elections.  The pandemic continues to disrupt dramatically the economies of Middle Eastern and North African states as well as their domestic and regional politics. All agree that the pandemic has strengthened the controls of security networks over populations throughout much of the region. With many economies already teetering on the brink of disaster – Lebanon, Syria, Libya, Yemen – the pandemic strangled populations. As for the rest of the region, Covid-19, along with the severe downturn in the price of oil had an enormous impact upon Iranian political behavior. 

Oil producing states that historically provided subventions and safety nets to Muslim neighbors and insurgency groups are hemorrhaging incomes as the price per barrel falls 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. The pandemic and price drop in oil, when added to the sanctions, almost certainly influenced Iran to sign a 25-year agreement with China – oil at a special price for infrastructure development in Iran.   Emerging long-distance learning in Egypt had a salutary impact on education: iPad and computer needs pushed internet growth and reliability. By early July 2020, the Egyptian finance minister estimated that the pandemic would cost Egypt billions of pounds.

Israel closed for two months, then in early May 2020, reopened its schools and business destinations. With surging numbers of cases in early July, Israel began to shut down again closing bars, restaurants, and restricted congregational worship sizes. Earlier in the pandemic outbreak, Israel and the Palestinian Authority and Hamas in Gaza cooperated to slow the virus.  By the end of March 2021, Israel has vaccinated more than half of its population. It is not clear whether the way the Israeli government managed the pandemic had any tangible impact on the outcome of the March parliamentary elections.  

To secure a glimpse of the rich discussion of what is and what lies in store, the curated list of analyses of Covid-19’s impact on the region and on individual countries is provided. This is the sixth update since early March 2020, with all the articles that are listed here in English, and only a few of them from European sources.  This compilation is arranged most recent first; our suggested use, download the list, then control+F to locate countries, etc.

April 2021 Articles (13 pieces)

Agencies and TOI Staff, “Christians mark Good Friday in Jerusalem as COVID restrictions eased,” The Times of Israel, April 2, 2021

https://www.timesofisrael.com/christians-mark-good-friday-in-jerusalem-as-covid-restrictions-eased/ 

Ben Zion, Ilan, “Israeli employers grapple with dilemma of unvaccinated workers,” The Times of Israel, April 2, 2021

https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-employers-grapple-with-dilemma-of-unvaccinated-workers/ 

Jaffe-Hoffman, Maayan, “Coronavirus: Israel’s reproduction rate again on the decline,” The Jerusalem Post, April 2, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/coronavirus-israels-reproduction-rate-again-on-the-decline-663943 

Jerusalem Post Staff, “COVID in Israel: Police help vaccinate hundreds in east Jerusalem,” The Jerusalem Post, April 2, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/covid-in-israel-police-help-vaccinate-hundreds-in-east-jerusalem-663921 

Arlosoroff, Meirav, “Another 36 Million Vaccines? Israel Already Has Millions Going to Waste,” Haaretz, April 1, 2021

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/another-36-million-vaccines-israel-already-has-millions-going-to-waste-1.9672049 

Haaretz, “Coronavirus Israel Live: Vaccine Drive for Younger Teens May Begin Within a Month, HMO Chief Says,” Haaretz, April 1, 2021

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/coronavirus-live-vaccine-drive-for-teens-may-begin-within-month-hmo-chief-says-1.9672930 

Jaffe-Hoffman, Maayan, “Coronavirus: Will Israel’s Children ever recover from the COVID pandemic?” The Jerusalem Post, April 1, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/coronavirus-the-endless-agony-of-the-absence-of-education-663880 

Jerusalem Post Staff, “Coronavirus in Israel: Health Min. considering disbanding school capsules,” The Jerusalem Post, April 1, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/coronavirus-in-israel-health-min-considering-disbanding-school-capsules-663881 

Jerusalem Post Staff, “COVID-19 ward shutting down across Israel due to rapid vaccinations,” The Jerusalem Post, April 1, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/health-science/covid-19-wards-shutting-down-across-israel-due-to-rapid-vaccinations-663804 

Kavaler, Tara, and The Media Line, “COVID-19 vaccines acceptable for Ramadan – Muslim clerics, governments,” The Jerusalem Post, April 1, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/covid-19-vaccines-acceptable-for-ramadan-muslim-clerics-governments-663847 

Keinon, Herb, “After year of coronavirus ‘hibernation,’ Israel’s cities wake up,” The Times of Israel, April 1, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/after-year-of-coronavirus-hibernation-israels-cities-wake-up-663884 

Sharon, Jeremy, “Parents of pregnant women, brides, others denied entry to Israel,” The Jerusalem Post, April 1, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/parents-of-pregnant-woman-bride-others-denied-entry-to-israel-663857 

Reuters, “Eurovision song contest to have limited audience in COVID-19 trial,” The Jerusalem Post, April 1, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/international/eurovision-song-contest-to-have-limited-audience-in-covid-19-trial-663894 

March 2021 Articles (77 pieces) 

Reuters Staff, “Yemen gets first COVID-19 vaccines but is ‘at the back of the queue,’” Reuters, March 31, 2021

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-yemen-vaccine/yemen-gets-first-covid-19-vaccines-but-is-at-the-back-of-the-queue-idUSKBN2BN1J4 

AFP, “Saudis invest $3.2 trillion in effort to revitalize COVID-stricken economy,” The Times of Israel, March 31, 2021

https://www.timesofisrael.com/saudis-invest-3-2-trillion-in-effort-to-revitalize-covid-stricken-economy/ 

Efrati, Ido, “Israel Faces Next Major COVID Challenge: Vaccinating 600,000 Teens Under 16,” Haaretz, March 31, 2021

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/pfizer-covid-vaccine-teens-israel-next-major-challenge-vaccinating-600-000-teens-1.9629261 

Haaretz, “Coronavirus Live: After Pfizer Announcement, Israel Gears Up to Vaccinate Teens,” Haaretz, March 31, 2021

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/covid-live-israel-buying-36-million-vaccines-as-insurance-policy-official-says-1.9669436 

Jaffe-Hoffman, Maayan, “Will Israel be able to provide the next coronavirus vaccine round?” The Jerusalem Post, March 31, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/health-science/israel-may-not-be-able-to-provide-next-vaccine-round-covid-czar-663613 

Maariv Online, “Fuel Prices Spike as Israel Emerges from the Coronavirus Pandemic,” The Jerusalem Post, March 31, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/fuel-prices-rise-as-israel-emerges-from-the-coronavirus-pandemic-663655 

Reuters and Jerusalem Post Staff, “Coronavirus: Israeli Adolescents to Receive Pfizer Vaccine if FDA Approves,” The Jerusalem Post, March 31, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/health-science/pfizer-covid-19-vaccine-safe-effective-on-adolescents-in-trial-663692 

Sales, Ben, and JTA, “Vaccine Passports Are Being Compared to Yellow Stars of David,” The Jerusalem Post, March 31, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/antisemitism/vaccine-passports-are-being-compared-to-yellow-stars-of-david-663649 

Farooq, Umar, “Pakistan’s outgoing Finance Minister tests positive for COVID-19, as hospitals near capacity,” Reuters, March 30, 2021

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-pakistan/pakistans-outgoing-finance-minister-tests-positive-for-covid-19-as-hospitals-near-capacity-idUSKBN2BM0ZS 

Reuters Staff, “Turkey logs highest new coronavirus cases since beginning of pandemic,” Reuters, March 30, 2021

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-turkey/turkey-logs-highest-new-coronavirus-cases-since-beginning-of-pandemic-idUSKBN2BM2Y7 

Jerusalem Post Staff, “Israeli Companies helping US small business survive COVID-19,” The Jerusalem Post, March 30, 2021 https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/israeli-companies-helping-us-small-businesses-survive-covid-19-663599 

Jaffe-Hoffman, Maayan, “Israeli coronavirus mutation discovered in the country,” The Jerusalem Post, March 30, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/covid-in-israel-less-than-1-percent-of-tests-positive-for-first-time-since-june-663579 

Davidovich, Joshua, “Netanyahu emerges after week-long silence to push Gantz on vaccine budget delay,” The Times of Israel, March 30, 2021

https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog-march-30-2021/ 

Mroue, Bassem, “Assad and wife recover from COVID-19, as Syria sees spike in cases,” The Times of Israel, March 30, 2021

https://www.timesofisrael.com/assad-and-wife-recover-from-covid-19-as-syria-sees-spike-in-cases/ 

TOI Staff and AFP, “Report: Thousands in Gaza to get vaccine to be able to cross Israel to West Bank,” The Times of Israel, March 30, 2021

https://www.timesofisrael.com/report-thousands-of-gaza-merchants-to-be-vaccinated-enabling-entry-to-israel/ 

Boxerman, Aaron, “Gaza enters second coronavirus wave, with 25% of tests coming back positive,” The Times of Israel, March 29, 2021

https://www.timesofisrael.com/gaza-enters-second-coronavirus-wave-with-25-of-tests-coming-back-positive/ 

Frantzman, Seth J., “Coronavirus: What is the importance of ‘made in UAE’ COVID-19 vaccine?” The Jerusalem Post, March 29, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/coronavirus-what-is-the-importance-of-made-in-uae-covid-19-vaccine-663527 

Kavaler, Tara, and the Media Line, “Following a year of lockdowns, Israelis celebrate Passover in person,” The Jerusalem Post, March 29, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/after-receiving-the-coronavirus-vaccine-pa-663464 

Jaffe-Hoffman, Maayan, “Gov’t cancels meeting to approve NIS 3.5 billion worth of vaccines,” The Jerusalem Post, March 29, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/govt-cancels-meeting-to-approve-nis-35-billion-worth-of-vaccines-663453 

Reuters, “Palestinians Get 100,000 Doses of Chinese-donated COVID Vaccines,” Haaretz, March 29, 2021

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/palestinians/palestinians-get-100-000-doses-of-chinese-donated-covid-vaccines-1.9664664 

Jaffe-Hoffman, Maayan, “Israel jumps to slit No. 5 on Bloomberg’s COVID Resilience Ranking,” The Jerusalem Post, March 28, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/health-science/israel-jumps-to-slot-no-5-on-bloombergs-covid-resilience-ranking-663368 

Jaffe-Hoffman, Maayan, “More Israelis died from COVID-19 due to hospital overload – study,” The Jerusalem Post, March 28, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/health-science/more-israelis-died-from-covid-19-due-to-hospital-overcrowding-study-663429 

Jaffe-Hoffman, Maayan, “A post-pandemic prescription for the Knesset to heal Israeli from COVID,” The Jerusalem Post, March 26, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/health-science/next-knesset-will-need-to-help-israel-heal-from-covid-19-663252 

TOI Staff, “Vaccinated Israelis allowed to visit Sinai starting Tuesday,” The Times of Israel, March 26, 2021

https://www.timesofisrael.com/vaccinated-israelis-allowed-to-visit-sinai-starting-tuesday/ 

Reuters Staff, “Bahrain converts underused shopping mall to vaccine centre,” Reuters, March 25, 2021

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-vaccine-bahrain/bahrain-converts-underused-shopping-mall-to-vaccine-centre-idUSKBN2BH1FN 

Reuters Staff, “Turkey starts initial talks to procure Russia’s Sputnik-V vaccine,” Reuters, March 25, 2021

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-turkey/turkey-starts-initial-talks-to-procure-russias-sputnik-v-vaccine-idUSKBN2BH31T 

Jerusalem Post Staff, “Coronavirus: Over half of Israel’s citizens are fully vaccinated,” The Jerusalem Post, March 25, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/coronavirus-over-half-of-israels-citizens-are-fully-vaccinated-663114 

Samuels, Ben, “Biden Administration Announces $15m in COVID Aid to West Bank, Gaza,” Haaretz, March 25, 2021 

https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-biden-administration-announces-15m-in-covid-aid-to-west-bank-gaza-1.9655966 

Lazaroff, Tovah, “NGOs ask court to force Israel to provide vaccines for all Palestinians,” The Jerusalem Post, March 25, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/ngo-ask-court-to-force-israel-to-provide-vaccines-for-all-palestinians-663218 

Al-Khalidi, Seleiman, “Jordan cemetery struggles amid COVID-19 surge,” Reuters, March 24, 2021

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-jordan-hospitals/jordan-cemetery-struggles-amid-covid-19-surge-idUSKBN2BG2DF 

Shahzad, Asif, “Exclusive: Pakistan buy 1 million vaccine doses from China – minister,” Reuters, March 23, 2021 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-pakistan-vaccine-e/exclusive-pakistan-buys-1-million-vaccine-doses-from-china-minister-idUSKBN2BF20I 

Golbari, Nicole M., “Lessons from Israel’s vaccination strategy,” The Jerusalem Post, March 23, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/opinion/lessons-from-israels-vaccination-strategy-662956 

Jerusalem Post Staff, “Coronavirus in Israel: Vaccination truck opens at Ben-Gurion Airport,” The Jerusalem Post, March 23, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/coronavirus-in-israel-vaccination-truck-to-open-in-ben-gurion-airport-662857 

TOI Staff, “Cyprus to allow Israelis in starting April 1; Greece lifts cap on visitors,” The Times of Israel, March 23, 2021

https://www.timesofisrael.com/cyprus-to-allow-israelis-in-starting-april-1-greece-lifts-cap-on-visitors/ 

Abouzzohour, Yasmina, “One year of COVID-19 in the Middle East and North Africa: The fate of the ‘best performers,’” Brookings, March 22, 2021

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2021/03/22/one-year-of-covid-19-in-the-middle-east-and-north-africa-the-fate-of-the-best-performers/ 

Cohen, Moshe, and Maariv, “Coronavirus: Israelis arrive from Czech Republic to get vaccinated,” The Jerusalem Post, March 22, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/coronavirus-israelis-arrive-from-czech-republic-to-get-vaccinated-662773 

Schemm, Paul, “Third dose of Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine needed for some in UAE after low immune response,” The Washington Post, March 22, 2021

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/uae-sinopharm-third-dose/2021/03/21/588fcf0a-8a26-11eb-a33e-da28941cb9ac_story.html 

Haaretz, “Israel Lifts COVID Travel Restrictions for Citizens, Reopens Egypt Crossing,” Haaretz, March 21, 2021 

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/coronavirus-israel-live-palestinian-authority-launches-vaccine-drive-1.9638404 

Khoury, Jack, “Palestinian Authority Launches COVID Vaccine Drive,” Haaretz, March 21, 2021

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/palestinians/palestinian-authority-launches-covid-vaccine-drive-1.9638619 

Reuters Staff, “Israeli court upholds school’s barring of COVID refusenik teacher,” Reuters, March 21, 2021 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-israel-vaccine/israeli-court-upholds-schools-barring-of-covid-refusenik-teacher-idUSKBN2BD0I4 

Reuters Staff, “Saudi Arabia, UAE expand COVID-19 vaccination drive,” Reuters, March 21, 2021

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates/saudi-arabia-uae-expand-covid-19-vaccination-drive-idUSKBN2BD06T 

Reuters, “Pakistan PM tests COVID-19 positive – health minister,” The Jerusalem Post, March 20, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/pakistan-pm-khan-tests-covid-19-positive-health-minister-662606 

Kershner, Isabel, “Will Israel’s Strong Vaccination Campaign Give Netanyahu an Edge?” The New York Times, March 19, 2021

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/19/world/middleeast/israel-vaccination-netanyahu-election.html 

AP, “Damascus hospitals hit full capacity amid COVID spike,” The Times of Israel, March 19, 2021

https://www.timesofisrael.com/damascus-hospitals-hit-full-capacity-amid-covid-spike/ 

Simon, Ben, “With much of country vaccinated, Israeli leaders able to head out to meet voters,” The Times of Israel, March 19, 2021

https://www.timesofisrael.com/with-much-of-country-vaccinated-israeli-leaders-head-out-to-meet-voters/ 

Jadhav, Rajendra, and Gibran Naiyyar Peshimam, “India and Pakistan suffer resurgence of COVID-19 cases,” Reuters, March 18, 2021

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-india-cases/india-and-pakistan-suffer-resurgence-of-covid-19-cases-idUSKBN2BA0BA 

Al-Khalidi, Suleiman, “Syria to get first deliveries of COVAX vaccines within weeks: WHO official,” Reuters, March 17, 2021 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-syria-vaccine/syria-to-get-first-deliveries-of-covax-vaccines-within-weeks-who-official-idUSKBN2B92GQ 

TOI Staff, “Israeli envoy said to plead with Gantz to okay vaccines for San Marino,” The Times of Israel, March 17, 2021

https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-envoy-said-to-plead-with-gantz-to-okay-vaccines-for-san-marino/ 

Rubin, Shira, “Amid brewing regional tensions, Israel begins vaccinating 700 Jordanian Workers,” The Washington Post, March 16, 2021

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/israel-jordan-jerusalem-aqsa-temple-mount/2021/03/16/92704d84-863f-11eb-be4a-24b89f616f2c_story.html 

Reuters Staff, “COVID-19 vaccination of pregnant women could protect babies, Israeli researchers say,” Reuters, March 16, 2021

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-israel-vaccine-pre/covid-19-vaccination-of-pregnant-women-could-protect-babies-israeli-researchers-say-idUSKBN2B830N 

Al-Khalidi, Suleiman, “Jordan uses tear gas to clamp down on anti-lockdown protestors,” Reuters, March 15, 2021

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-jordan-protests/jordan-uses-tear-gas-to-clamp-down-on-anti-lockdown-protesters-idUSKBN2B800B 

Reuters Staff, “Turkey’s Erdogan says new pandemic measures not being considered as cases rise,” Reuters, March 15, 2021

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-turkey/turkeys-erdogan-says-new-pandemic-measures-not-being-considered-as-cases-rise-idUSKBN2B72DT 

Al-Khalidi, Suleiman, “Protests erupt in Jordan after COVID-19 hospital deaths scandal,” Reuters, March 14, 2021

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-jordan-protests/protests-erupt-in-jordan-after-covid-19-hospital-deaths-scandal-idUSKBN2B60QY 

Khoury, Jack, The Associated Press and Reuters, “Jordan’s Health Minister Resigns After Hospital Oxygen Shortage Kills Seven COVID Patients,” Haaretz, March 13, 2021

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/jordan/jordan-s-health-minister-resigns-after-hospital-oxygen-shortage-kills-six-patients-1.9616136 

El-Haroun, Zainah, “Palestinian hospitals fill up as Israel loosens COVID-19 restrictions,” Reuters, March 9, 2021

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-israel-palestinian/palestinian-hospitals-fill-up-as-israel-loosens-covid-19-restrictions-idUSKBN2B128P 

Reuters Staff, “Saudi king approves support for Islamic pilgrimage operators after COVID-19: SPA,” Reuters, March 8, 2021

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-haj-initiatives/saudi-king-approves-support-for-islamic-pilgrimage-operators-after-covid-19-spa-idUSKBN2B02MI 

Scheer, Steven, “A quick swab and a boarding pass: Israel’s El Al launches check-in COVID-19 test,” Reuters, March 8, 2021

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-israel-airport/a-quick-swab-and-a-boarding-pass-israels-el-al-launches-check-in-covid-19-test-idUSKBN2B02FF 

Horowitz, Jason, “Pope Francis Defends Iraq Trip During Coronavirus Pandemic,” The New York Times, March 8, 2021

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/08/world/europe/pope-francis-iraq-covid.html 

Jerusalem Post Staff, “Mandatory COVID-19 testing extended for entry into, exit from Israel,” The Jerusalem Post, March 8, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/mandatory-covid-19-testing-extended-for-entry-into-exit-from-israel-661372 

Jaffe-Hoffman, Maayan, “Coronavirus: Israel is opening on Sunday – here are the details,” The Jerusalem Post, March 5, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/health-science/coronavirus-israel-is-opening-on-sunday-here-are-the-details-661094 

Kavaler, Tara, and the Media Line, “COVID-19 Vaccine Line-Jumping Controversies Continue in MENA Region,” The Jerusalem Post, March 5, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/covid-19-vaccine-line-jumping-controversies-continue-in-mena-region-661054 

Haaretz Staff, “Coronavirus Live: Israel Postpones Vaccine Drive for Palestinian Workers, Citing Budget Issues,” Haaretz, March 5, 2021

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/coronavirus-israel-live-university-campuses-to-open-for-vaccinated-on-sunday-1.9592873 

TOI Staff, “Pfizer CEO postponed Israel visit because he isn’t fully vaccinated — report,” The Times of Israel, March 5, 2021 

https://www.timesofisrael.com/pfizer-ceo-postponed-israel-visit-because-he-isnt-fully-vaccinated-report/

Heller, Jeffrey, “Israel’s Netanyahu bets all on vaccine success to secure election win,” Reuters, March 4, 2021

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-israel-election-va/israels-netanyahu-bets-all-on-vaccine-success-to-secure-election-win-idUSKBN2AW1F3 

Reuters Staff, “Egypt begins vaccine rollout to wider population,” Reuters, March 4, 2021 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-egypt-vaccine/egypt-begins-vaccine-rollout-to-wider-population-idUSKBN2AW148 

TOI Staff, “Health Ministry: 700 Palestinian workers get first vaccines from Israel in pilot,” The Times of Israel, March 4, 2021

https://www.timesofisrael.com/health-ministry-700-palestinian-workers-get-first-vaccines-from-israel-in-pilot/ 

AFP, “France chides Austria, Denmark for coordinating with Israel on virus vaccines,” The Times of Israel, March 4, 2021

https://www.timesofisrael.com/france-chides-austria-denmark-for-coordinating-with-israel-on-virus-vaccines/   

TOI Staff, “Pfizer CEO postpones Israel visit amid criticism of proximity to election,” The Times of Israel, March 4, 2021

https://www.timesofisrael.com/pfizer-ceo-postpones-israel-visit-amid-criticism-of-proximity-to-election/ 

Haaretz Staff, “Coronavirus: Israel Seeks to Put All Quarantined Arrivals Under Surveillance,” Haaretz, March 4, 2021

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-coronavirus-live-israel-number-of-seriously-ill-hospitalized-patients-in-decline-1.9588744 

Williams, Dan, “Israel, Austria and Denmark establish vaccine-supply alliance,” Reuters, March 4, 2021

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-israel-vaccine-eur/israel-austria-and-denmark-establish-vaccine-supply-alliance-idUSKBN2AW250 

Reuters Staff, “Syria sees COVID-19 spike but grim state of economy limits lockdown options,” Reuters, March 4, 2021

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-syria/syria-sees-covid-19-spike-but-grim-state-of-economy-limits-lockdown-options-idUSKBN2AW21R 

Harkov, Lahav, “Israel, Austria, Denmark launch joint vaccine initiative,” The Jerusalem Post, March 4, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/health-science/israel-austria-denmark-announce-launch-of-joint-vaccine-initiative-660976 

Haas, Amira, “Palestinian NGOs Call to Probe Claims Officials Got Special Access to COVID Vaccine,” Haaretz, March 3, 2021

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/palestinians/.premium-palestinian-ngos-call-to-probe-claims-officials-got-special-access-to-covid-vaccine-1.9582967 

Boxerman, Aaron, and TOI Staff, “Israel will start vaccinating Palestinian workers on Sunday,” The Times of Israel, March 3, 2021 

https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-will-start-vaccinating-palestinian-workers-on-sunday/ 

Rasgon, Adam, and Patrick Kingsley, “As Palestinians Clamor for Vaccine, Their Leaders Divert Doses to Favored Few,” The New York Times, March 3, 2021 https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/03/world/middleeast/Palestinians-Israel-vaccine-favoritism.html 

Murphy, Francois and Jacob Gronhold-Pedersen, “Austria and Denmark plan vaccines with Israel to bolster slow EU supply,” Reuters, March 2, 2021

https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronaviurs-vaccine-europe-int-idUSKBN2AU11V 

Reuters Staff, “Iraq receives first batch of COVID-19 vaccines from China,” Reuters, March 2, 2021

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iraq-vaccine/iraq-receives-first-batch-of-covid-19-vaccines-from-china-idUSKBN2AU0YB 

February 2021  Articles (43 pieces) 

Prof. Shany, Yuval, Prof Mordechai Kremnitzer, Dr. Amir Fuchs, Dr. Guy Lurie and Nadiv Mordechay, “Israel Barring Entry to its Own Citizens in COVID Clampdown,” The Israel Democracy Institute, February 28 2021, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/33853 

Ayyub, Rami, “Israel plans COVID jabs for Palestinian labourers and settlement workers,” Reuters, February 28, 2021, https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-israel-palestinian/israel-plans-covid-jabs-for-palestinian-labourers-and-settlement-workers-idUSKCN2AS0HJ 

Haas, Amira, “Palestinians Tighten Lockdown as Coronavirus Strains Ravage the West Bank,” Haaretz, February 27, 2021, https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/palestinians/.premium-with-strained-hospitals-and-laid-up-children-pa-tightens-west-bank-covid-lockdown-1.9575000 

Kershner, Isabel, “Palestinians Go Into New Lockdown While Awaiting Vaccines,” The New York Times, February 27 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/27/world/middleeast/palestinians-west-bank-lockdown.html 

Ayyib, Rami, Steven Scheer, “Left out? Israeli vaccine refuseniks fear exclusion as economy reopens,” Reuters, February 26, 2021, https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-israel-vaccinated/left-out-israeli-vaccine-refuseniks-fear-exclusion-as-economy-reopens-idUSKBN2AQ0XO 

Ayyub, Rami, Stephen Farrel, and Ari Rabinovitch, “Israel freezes programme to send vaccines abroad, defence minister says,” Reuters, February 25, 2021, https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-israel-vaccines-di/israel-freezes-programme-to-send-vaccines-abroad-defence-minister-says-idUSKBN2AP2L9 

Reuters Staff, “Israel, Bahrain leaders discuss Iran, possible vaccine plant,” Reuters, February 25, 2021, https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-bahrain/israel-bahrain-leaders-discuss-iran-possible-vaccine-plant-idUSKBN2AP13B 

Bergman, Ronen, “How the Pandemic Nearly Tore Israel Apart,” The New York Times, February 25, 2021 https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/25/magazine/how-the-pandemic-nearly-tore-israel-apart.html 

Ayyub, Rami, and Rami Amichay, New normal? ‘Green Pass’ opens music concert to vaccinated Israelis,” Reuters, February 24, 2021

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-israel-green-pass/new-normal-green-pass-opens-music-concert-to-vaccinated-israelis-idUSKBN2AO2K7 

Reuters Staff, “Israel’s Netanyahu sets April target for reopening economy,” Reuters, February 24, 2021, https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-israel-netanyahu/israels-netanyahu-sets-april-target-for-reopening-economy-idUSKBN2AO2IG 

Devermont, Judd, “A Post-Covid-19 Reset: The Future of Africa’s Foreign Partnerships,” Center for Strategic and International Studies, February 24, 2021, https://www.csis.org/analysis/post-covid-19-reset-future-africas-foreign-partnerships 

Williams, Dan, “Israel sharing some COVID vaccines with Palestinians, Honduras, Czech Republic,” Reuters, February 23, 2021 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-israel-vaccines/israel-sharing-some-covid-vaccines-with-palestinians-honduras-czech-republic-idUSKBN2AN15T 

Kingsley, Patrick, “Israel Gives Vaccine to Far-Off Allies, as Palestinians Wait,” The New York Times, February 23, 2021 https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/23/world/middleeast/israel-palestinians-vaccine-diplomacy.html 

Ariel Finkelstein, “The State of Israel is Stuck in the 1980s,” The Israel Democracy Institute,” February 23, 2021, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/33491 

Dr. Malchi, Asaf, “On the Fringes of Ultra-Orthodox Society,” The Israel Democracy Institute, February 22, 2021, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/33801

 Haaretz Staff, “Coronavirus Israel Live: Bill to Give Authorities Details of Unvaccinated Citizens Passes First Vote,” Haaretz, February 22, 2021, https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/coronavirus-live-israel-restrictions-purim-vaccinations-1.9558093 

TOI Staff, “Health Minister: No Escape from Nighttime Curfew on Purim Holiday,” The Times of Israel, February 22, 2021, https://www.timesofisrael.com/health-minister-no-escape-from-nighttime-curfew-on-purim-holiday/ 

Harb, Malak, “Dubai’s Emirates Seeks Key Role in Global Vaccine Delivery,” The Associated Press, February 22, 2021, https://apnews.com/article/dubai-united-arab-emirates-middle-east-airlines-coronavirus-pandemic-351bb1cbafe58136e46b4c7b38838b03 

Kedar, Yarden, “The Economic Impact of COVID: Survey Finds Decline in Financial Liquidity Among Israeli Workers,” The Israel Democracy Institute, February 21, 2021, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/33780 

TOI Staff, “Health Ministry Said to Warn of Vaccine Shortfall in Coming Weeks,” The Times of Israel, February 21, 2021, https://www.timesofisrael.com/health-ministry-said-to-warn-of-vaccine-shortfall-in-coming-weeks/ 

Debre, Isabel, “UAE Weapons Show Draws Major Deals, Traders, But Pandemic Keeps Israel Away,” February 21, 2021, https://www.timesofisrael.com/uae-weapons-show-draws-major-deals-traders-but-pandemic-keeps-israel-away/ 

TOI Staff, Diplomatic Immunity: Netanyahu Said to Raise Trading Vaccines for Normalization,” The Times of Israel, February 21, 2021, https://www.timesofisrael.com/diplomatic-immunity-netanyahu-said-to-raise-trading-vaccines-for-normalization/ 

Jerusalem Post Staff, “Constitution Committee extends mandatory hotel isolation law by 24 hours,” The Jerusalem Post, February 21, 2021 https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/constitution-committee-extends-mandatory-hotel-isolation-by-24-hours-659678 

Reuters Staff, “COVID sickness dropped 95.8% after both Pfizer shots: Israeli Health Ministry,” Reuters, February 20, 2021, https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-israel-vaccine/covid-sickness-dropped-95-8-after-both-pfizer-shots-israeli-health-ministry-idUSKBN2AK0NC 

Kingsley, Patrick, Ronen Bergman, and Andrew E. Kramer, “Israel Secretly Agrees to Fund Vaccines for Syria as Part of Prisoner Swap,” The New York Times, February 20, 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/20/world/middleeast/israel-syria-prisoner-swap-vaccines.html 

TOI Staff, “Vaccine Prevents 98.9% of COVID Deaths, Israel’s Health Ministry Data Shows,” The Times of Israel, February 20, 2021, https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-says-vaccine-dramatically-effective-prevents-98-9-of-covid-deaths/ 

Jerusalem Post Staff, “Tel Aviv vaccines 2,240 people for coronavirus over the weekend,” February 20, 2021 https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/tel-aviv-vaccinates-2240-people-for-coronavirus-over-the-weekend-659616 

Boxerman, Aaron, and TOI Staff, “PA says Jerusalem to Vaccinate 100k Palestinian Workers; Israel: No Decision Yet,” The Times of Israel, February 19, 2020, https://www.timesofisrael.com/pa-says-jerusalem-to-vaccinate-100k-palestinian-workers-israel-no-decision-yet/ 

BBC Staff, “Prisoner Exchange After Israeli Woman Enters Syria,” The BBC, February 19, 2021, https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-56100740 

Yaron, Lee, “Faced With the Coronavirus Crisis, Israeli Social Services Threaten to Implode,” Haaretz, February 19, 2021, https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-faced-with-the-coronavirus-crisis-israeli-social-services-threaten-to-implode-1.9553031 

Kershner, Isabel, “As Israel Reopens, ‘Whoever Does Not Get Vaccinated Will Be Left Behind,’” The New York Times, February 18, 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/18/world/middleeast/israel-covid-vaccine-reopen.html 

Qaddour, Amany, and Kat Fallon, “COVID-19: Compounding 10 Years of Health Crises in Syria,” The Center For Strategic and International Studies, February 18, 2021, https://www.csis.org/analysis/covid-19-compounding-10-years-health-crises-syria 

TOI Staff, “Government Launches Green Pass for Vaccinated, Warns Fraudsters Will Be Jailed,” The Times of Israel, February 18, 2021, https://www.timesofisrael.com/government-launches-green-pass-for-vaccinated-warns-of-jail-for-fraudsters/ 

Kingsley, Patrick, “How Many Funerals Will Come Out of This One?” The New York Times, February 17, 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/02/17/world/middleeast/israel-orthodox-jews-haredim.html

TOI Staff, “Thousands More Kids to Go Back to School as Health Ministry Eases Criteria,” The Times of Israel, February 17, 2021, https://www.timesofisrael.com/thousands-more-kids-to-go-back-to-school-as-health-ministry-eases-criteria/ 

TOI Staff, “Poll Shows Public Less Critical of Government’s Response to COVID; Yamina Slips,” The Times of Israel, February 17, 2021, https://www.timesofisrael.com/poll-shows-public-less-critical-of-governments-response-to-covid-yamina-slips/ 

Hendrix, Steve, and Shira Rubin, “First Coronavirus Vaccines Arrive in Gaza Strip Following Blockage by Israel,” The Washington Post, January 17, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/israel-gaza-vaccine-blocked/2021/02/17/5a29112a-70f7-11eb-8651-6d3091eac63f_story.html 

Shraer, Rachel, “Covid-19: Vaccine as good in ‘real world’ as in trial in Israel,” The BBC, February 16, 2021, https://www.bbc.com/news/health-56069460 

TOI Staff, “Defending Skeptic MK, Liberman Claims ‘We Don’t Know Anything About the Vaccine’,” The Times of Israel, February 14, 2021, https://www.timesofisrael.com/defending-skeptic-mk-liberman-says-we-dont-know-anything-about-the-vaccines/ 

Treiber, Laird, “Build Back Better, Next Steps for Africa’s Response to COVID-19,” The Center for Strategic and International Studies, February 12, 2021, https://www.csis.org/analysis/build-back-better-next-steps-africas-response-covid-19 

TOI Staff, “Israelis Pack Sports Venues, Malls as Country Loosens 2-Month Lockdown,” The Times of Israel, February 12, 2021

https://www.timesofisrael.com/israelis-pack-sports-venues-malls-as-country-loosens-2-month-lockdown/ 

JTA and TOI Staff, “ 1 in 73 Ultra-Orthodox Israelis Over 65 has Died of COVID, Report Says,” The Times of Israel, February 10, 2021

https://www.timesofisrael.com/1-in-73-ultra-orthodox-israelis-over-65-has-died-of-covid-report-says/ 

Jerusalem Post Staff, “Coronavirus in the IDF: Almost 3,000 infected, one in serious condition,” The Jerusalem Post, February 11, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/coronavirus-in-the-idf-almost-3000-infected-one-in-serious-condition-658691 

Haaretz Staff, “Coronavirus Israel: Ministers at Odds Over Lockdown Exit Plan,” Haaretz, February 10, 2021

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/israel-coronavirus-live-vaccine-data-shows-30-percent-drop-in-severe-illnesses-1.9526904

Lis, Jonathan, “Israel’s Challenges in the Run-up to the March Election in the Shadow of Coronavirus,” Haaretz, February 9, 2021

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/elections/israel-s-challenges-in-the-run-up-to-the-march-election-in-the-shadow-of-coronavirus-1.9524490 

Reuters, “First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine Arrive in Afghanistan From India,” Haaretz, February 7, 2021 

https://www.haaretz.com/science-and-health/first-doses-of-covid-19-vaccine-arrive-in-afghanistan-from-india-1.9518203 

Rosenberg, David, “Opinion | How the Coronavirus Could Save Israel From Becoming a Third World Nation,” Haaretz, February 4, 2021

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-how-coronavirus-save-israel-from-becoming-a-third-world-nation-1.9511911 

Khoury, Jack and Reuters, “Palestinian Authority Receives First Shipment of Russian Sputnik V Coronavirus Vaccine,” Haaretz, February 4, 2021 

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/palestinians/palestinian-authority-receives-first-shipment-of-russian-sputnik-v-coronavirus-vacci-1.9510498 

January 2021 Articles (85 pieces)

BBC Staff, “Covid: Thousands attend Israel funeral for orthodox rabbi,” The BBC, January 31, 2021 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-55879745 

Kiley, Sam, “Violence and slurs from some of Israel’s ultra-Orthodox Jews in battle over coronavirus lockdowns,” CNN, January 29, 2021 https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/29/middleeast/israel-ultra-orthodox-coronavirus-intl/index.html 

Ronel, Asaf and Ido Efrati, “What Medical Data Is Israel Sharing With Pfizer – and Is It Protected?” Haaretz, January 25, 2021

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-what-medical-data-is-israel-sharing-with-pfizer-and-is-it-protected-1.9480691 

Dekel, Udi and Noa Shusterman, The Palestinian Arena: Preserving the Status Quo or Seeking Change?” The Institute for National Security Studies, January 25, 2021

https://www.inss.org.il/publication/strategic-survey-palestinian-arena/ 

YNET News Staff, “Israel’s Tally of Ventilated COVID Patients at All-Time High,” YNET News, January 25, 2021

https://www.ynetnews.com/article/HyxNQ1hyd 

Yako, Adir, “Virus Czar Says He’s ‘Cautious’ About Declaring Current Lockdown as Last,” YNET News, January 25, 2021

https://www.ynetnews.com/article/HJ006jVnyd 

Abueish, Tamara and Al Arabiya English, “Coronavirus: Dubai Temporarily Postpones Pfizer Vaccine Campaign Amid Global Shortage,” Al Arabiya, January 24, 2021 

https://english.alarabiya.net/coronavirus/2021/01/24/Coronavirus-Coronavirus-Dubai-temporarily-postpones-Pfizer-vaccine-campaign-amid-global-shortage 

Rosenblum, Sarit, “Israel Cannot Rely on Coronavirus Vaccines Alone,” YNET News, January 24, 2021

https://www.ynetnews.com/article/SySBJJiJO  

BBC Staff, “Covid: Israel Vaccinates 16 to 18-Year-Olds Ahead of Exams,” BBC News, January 24, 2021

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-55788922 

Williams, Dan and Maya Lubell, “Israel Bans International Flights to Curb Coronavirus Spread,” Reuters, January 24, 2021

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-israel-teens/israel-bans-international-flights-to-curb-coronavirus-spread-idUSKBN29T0A4 

Reuters Staff, “Egypt Begins COVID-19 Vaccination Drive with Frontline Medical Staff,” Reuters, January 24, 2021

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-egypt-vaccines/egypt-begins-covid-19-vaccination-drive-with-frontline-medical-staff-idUSKBN29T0LD 

Al Jazeera Staff, “Israeli Ultra-Orthodox Clash with Police over School Closures,” Al Jazeera, January 24, 2021

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/1/24/israeli-ultra-orthodox-clash-with-police-over-school-closures 

Samuels, Ben, “Democratic Lawmakers Slam Israel for Not Vaccinating Palestinians in Occupied West Bank,” Haaretz, January 24, 2021

https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-congress-members-say-israel-should-vaccinate-palestinians-in-occupied-west-bank-1.9477315?utm_source=traffic.outbrain.com&utm_medium=referrer&utm_campaign=outbrain_organic&v=1611589660499 

Shuman, Joshua and The Media Line, “World Bank Provides Lebanon with $34M to Buy Vaccines,” The Jerusalem Post, January 22, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/world-bank-provides-lebanon-with-34m-to-buy-vaccines-656328 

YNET Staff, “Israel Again Sees Over 8,000 New Virus Cases, Ventilated Patients at Record High,” YNET News, January 21, 2021

https://www.ynetnews.com/article/B1H00T5UyO 

Rivlin, Paul, “The Impact of Covid-19 and Conflict on Middle Eastern Economies,” The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, January 21, 2021

https://dayan.org/content/impact-covid-19-and-conflict-middle-eastern-economies 

Harkov, Lahav, “Israel Clears Way for COVID Vaccines to Palestinians in West Bank, Gaza,” The Jerusalem Post, January 21, 2021 

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/israel-clears-way-for-covid-vaccines-to-palestinians-in-west-bank-gaza-656261 

Arraf, Jane, “Iraqis Flout Virus Precautions Amid Belief in Immunity: ‘I Live the Lifestyle of 2019’,” The New York Times, January 20, 2021

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/20/world/middleeast/iraq-covid-safety-immunity.html 

Efrati, Ido, “Israel’s Gynecology Chiefs Recommend Coronavirus Vaccine for Pregnant Women,” Haaretz, January 19, 2021

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israel-s-gynecology-chiefs-recommend-coronavirus-vaccine-for-pregnant-women-1.9464937

Haaretz Staff, “Coronavirus Israel Live: Lockdown Extended Through January 31,” Haaretz, January 19, 2021

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/coronavirus-israel-live-updates-vaccine-pfizer-palestinians-1.9458071 

i24News, “First Shipment of 5,000 Coronavirus Vaccines to Palestinians Delayed,” i24News, January 19, 2021

https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/coronavirus/1611049853-first-shipment-of-5-000-coronavirus-vaccines-to-palestinians-delayed 

Jaffe-Hoffman, Maayan, “Amid COVID-19, Frontline Medical Workers Take Their Trauma Home,” The Jerusalem Post, January 19, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/health-science/amid-covid-19-frontline-medical-workers-take-their-trauma-home-655974 

Stub, Zev, “By Most Measures, Jews Have Better Quality of Life than Arabs- Report,” The Jerusalem Post, January 19, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/by-most-measures-jews-have-better-quality-of-life-than-arabs-report-655966 

Tercatin, Rossella, “Israel Starts Vaccinating 40-Year-Olds, Aims at 250,000 Shots per Day,” The Jerusalem Post, January 19, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/israel-starts-vaccinating-40-year-olds-aims-at-250000-shots-per-day-655964 

TOI Staff, “Government Extends Lockdown until January 31 amid Soaring Virus Rates,” The Times of Israel, January 19, 2021

https://www.timesofisrael.com/government-extends-lockdown-until-january-31-amid-soaring-virus-rates/ 

TOI Staff, “Police Confirm Far Fewer Fines Issued for Lockdown Violations in Haredi Areas,” The Times of Israel, January 19, 2021

https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/police-confirm-far-fewer-fines-issued-for-lockdown-violations-in-haredi-areas/ 

TOI Staff, “20 Detained as Ultra-Orthodox Clash with Cops Enforcing Lockdown,” The Times of Israel, January 19, 2021

https://www.timesofisrael.com/20-detained-as-ultra-orthodox-clash-with-cops-enforcing-lockdown/ 

Tercatin, Rossella and Reuters, “What Exactly Is Israel’s Health Ministry Sharing with Pfizer?” The Jerusalem Post, January 18, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/health-science/what-exactly-is-health-minister-sharing-with-pfizer-here-is-the-deal-655757 

The Associated Press, “WHO Raises ‘Concerns’ about Israeli-Palestinian Vaccine Inequity,” YNET News, January 18, 2021

https://www.ynetnews.com/health_science/article/SJ1r6LXJO

Ynet, “Health Ministry Seeks 2-Week Extension on National Virus Lockdown,” YNET News, January 18, 2021

https://www.ynetnews.com/article/FV1AC9959 

Ynet, “Israel Set to Restrict Air Travel in Bid to Battle Virus Mutations,” YNET News, January 18, 2021

https://www.ynetnews.com/article/H1y11RAG1O 

Jaff e-Hoffman, Maayan, “Four-Hour ‘Check2Fly’ Tests to Launch Right after Lockdown,” The Jerusalem Post, January 18, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/ben-gurion-airport-to-finally-offer-4-hour-covid-19-tests-655860 

Times of Israel Staff, “Instant COVID-19 breath test as precise as swab test, Israeli company says,” Times of Israel, January 18, 2021

https://www.timesofisrael.com/instant-covid-19-breath-test-as-precise-as-swab-test-israeli-company-says/  

Al Jazeera Staff, “Ethical Concerns Raised as Israel to Give Pfizer Medical Data,” Al Jazeera, January 18, 2021

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/1/18/israel-trades-pfizer-doses-for-medical-data-in-vaccine-blitz 

Joffre, Tzvi, “UAE Visa Exemption to Be Delayed due to High COVID Infection Rates,” The Jerusalem Post, January 18, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/uae-visa-exemption-to-be-delayed-due-to-high-covid-infection-rates-655817 

Harkov, Lahav, “Netanyahu Proposes International Vaccine Initiative for Future Pandemics,” The Jerusalem Post, January 18, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/health-science/netanyahu-proposes-international-vaccine-initiative-for-future-pandemics-655886 

Eichner, Itamar, and Itay Blumenthal, “UAE Delays Via Waiver for Israelis over COVID Infections,” YNET News, January 18, 2021

https://www.ynetnews.com/article/SkW6kafkO 

Al Jazeera Staff, “Protests Erupt in Tunisian Cities amid Anger over Poor Economy,” Al Jazeera, January 17, 2021

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/1/17/protests-erupt-in-tunisian-cities-amid-anger-over-poor-economy  

Ynet, “Vaccinated Israelis Exempt from Quarantine 1 Week after 2nd Dose, Virus Czar Says,” YNET News, January 17, 2021

https://www.ynetnews.com/health_science/article/B1ChuTZ100 

Bloomberg, “Coronavirus: Dubai Hopes COVID-19 Vaccines, Rapid Testing Keep Expo 2020 on Track,” Al Arabiya, January 17, 2021

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2021/01/17/Coronavirus-Dubai-hopes-COVID-19-vaccines-rapid-testing-keep-Expo-2020-on-track 

AFP, “Coronavirus: Israel Prison Service to Vaccinate Palestinian Inmates,” Al Arabiya, January 17, 2021

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2021/01/18/Coronavirus-Israel-prison-service-to-vaccinate-Palestinian-inmates 

Al Arabiya English, “Coronavirus: UAE Lowers Age Requirement for COVID-19 Vaccines to 16,” Al Arabiya, January 17, 2021

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2021/01/17/Coronavirus-UAE-lowers-age-requirement-for-COVID-19-vaccines-to-16 

Jaffe-Hoffman, Maayan, “Gov’t Votes to Require all Dubai Returnees to Isolate in COVID-19 Hotels,” The Jerusalem Post, January 17, 2021

https://www.jpost.com/health-science/govt-expected-to-require-all-dubai-returnees-to-isolate-in-covid-hotels-655761

Krimly, Reem and Al Arabiya English Staff, “Coronavirus: Oman to Close Land Ports Starting Monday due to COVID-19,” Al Arabiya, January 17, 2021

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2021/01/17/Coronavirus-Oman-to-close-land-ports-starting-Monday-due-to-COVID-19 

Krimly, Reem and Al Arabiya English Staff, “Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia Records 176 COVID-19 Cases, 5 Deaths,” Al Arabiya, January 17, 2021

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2021/01/17/Coronavirus-Saudi-Arabia-records-176-COVID-19-cases-5-deaths 

Serrieh, Joanne and Al Arabiya English Staff, “Coronavirus: UAE Reports 3,453 COVID-19 Cases, Five Deaths,” Al Arabiya, January 17, 2021

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2021/01/17/Coronavirus-UAE-reports-3-453-COVID-19-cases-five-deaths- 

Reuters, Beirut, “Coronavirus: Lebanon Finalizes Deal for 2.1 mln Doses of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine,” Al Arabiya, January 17, 2021

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2021/01/17/Coronavirus-Coronavirus-Lebanon-finalizes-deal-for-2-1-mln-doses-of-Pfizer-COVID-19-vaccine 

Reuters, Beirut, “Coronavirus: Lebanon’s Parliament Approves Law on COVID-19 Vaccines,” Al Arabiya, January 16, 2021

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2021/01/16/Coronavirus-Coronavirus-Lebanon-s-parliament-approves-law-on-COVID-19-vaccines- 

Reuters, “Coronavirus: Pakistan Approves AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine for Emergency Use,” Al Arabiya, January 16, 2021

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2021/01/16/Coronavirus-Pakistan-approves-AstraZeneca-COVID-19-vaccine-for-emergency-use 

Naar, Ismaeel and Al Arabiya English Staff, “Coronavirus in the UAE: Abu Dhabi Updates Rules on Entering the Emirate,” Al Arabiya, January 16, 2021

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2021/01/16/Coronavirus-Coronavirus-in-the-UAE-Abu-Dhabi-updates-rules-on-entering-the-emirate 

Naar, Ismaeel and Al Arabiya English Staff, “Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia Detects 140 New COVID-19 Cases, Five More Deaths,” Al Arabiya, January 16, 2021

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2021/01/16/Coronavirus-Coronavirus-Saudi-Arabia-detects-140-new-COVID-19-cases-five-more-deaths 

Reuters, Dubai, “Coronavirus: Pfizer Delays Bahrain’s Vaccine Delivery for January,” Al Arabiya, January 16, 2021

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2021/01/16/Coronavirus-Coronavirus-Pfizer-delays-Bahrain-s-vaccine-delivery-for-January 

Naar, Ismaeel and Al Arabiya English Staff, “Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia’s First COVID-19 Vaccine Seeks Nod for Clinical Trials,” Al Arabiya, January 16, 2021

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2021/01/16/Coronavirus-Coronavirus-Saudi-Arabia-s-first-COVID-19-vaccine-seeks-nod-for-clinical-trials 

TOI Staff, “Ultra-Orthodox Lawmakers Not Expected to Back Extending Tightened Lockdown- TV,” The Times of Israel, January 16, 2021

https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog-january-16-2021/     

Abueish, Tamara and Al Arabiya English, “Coronavirus Cases in the UAE Surge as Authorities Detect 3,407 New Infections,” Al Arabiya, January 15, 2021

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2021/01/15/Coronavirus-Coronavirus-cases-in-the-UAE-surge-as-authorities-detect-3-407-new-infections 

Harel, Amos, “Analysis| Israel Is a Success Story with Vaccines. On Other COVID Fronts, It’s a Fiasco,” Haaretz, January 15, 2021

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.HIGHLIGHT-israel-is-a-success-story-with-vaccines-on-other-covid-fronts-it-s-a-fiasco-1.9452625 

Abueish, Tamara and Al Arabiya English, “Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia Records 173 New Cases, Three Deaths in 24 Hours,” Al Arabiya, January 15, 2021

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2021/01/15/Coronavirus-Coronavirus-Saudi-Arabia-records-173-new-cases-three-deaths-in-24-hours 

AFP, “Coronavirus: Israel Reaches 2 Million Vaccinated Milestone,” Al Arabiya, January 15, 2021

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2021/01/15/Coronavirus-Coronavirus-Israel-reaches-2-million-vaccinated-milestone 

Obeid, Ghinwa and Al Arabiya English, “A Glimpse of Light for Some Businesses in Lebanon as They Cope with Coronavirus,” Al Arabiya, January 15, 2021

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2021/01/15/Coronavirus-A-glimpse-of-light-for-some-businesses-in-Lebanon-as-they-cope-with-coronavirus 

AFP, Beirut, “Coronavirus: Lebanon Kicks off 24-hour Curfew as COVID-19 Cases Surge,” Al Arabiya, January 14, 2021

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2021/01/14/Coronavirus-Coronavirus-Lebanon-kicks-off-24-hour-curfew-as-COVID-19-cases-surge- 

Efrati, Ido, “Israel’s Vaccination Drive Nears Moment of Truth as COVID Mutation Spreads,” Haaretz, January 14, 2021

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israel-s-vaccination-drive-nears-moment-of-truth-as-covid-mutation-spreads-1.9452066 

Jeffay, Nathan, “Israeli Group Sparks Debate with Plans to Vaccinate World’s Holocaust Survivors,” The Times of Israel, January 14, 2021

https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-group-sparks-debate-with-plans-to-vaccinate-worlds-holocaust-survivors/ 

Bandel, Netael, “After Denial, Israel Says It Provided COVID Vaccines to Palestinian Authority,” Haaretz, January 13, 2021

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-after-denial-israel-says-it-provided-covid-vaccinations-to-palestinian-authority-1.9447557 

Khalid, Tuqa and Al Arabiya English, “UAE’s Mohammed bin Rashid: Taking Coronavirus Vaccine Every Person’s Responsibility,” Al Arabiya, January 13, 2021

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2021/01/13/UAE-s-Mohammed-bin-Rashid-Taking-coronavirus-vaccine-every-person-s-responsibility 

Al Arabiya English, “Coronavirus: Lebanon’s Health Minister Hamad Hasan Tests Positive for COVID-19,” Al Arabiya, January 13, 2021

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2021/01/13/Coronavirus-Coronavirus-Lebanon-s-Health-minister-Hamad-Hasan-tests-positive-for-COVID-19 

Haaretz Staff, “Coronavirus Live: Israel Sees Drop in Infections 14 Days After First Vaccine Dose,” Haaretz, January 13, 2021

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/coronavirus-live-israelis-begin-receiving-second-vaccine-dose-1.9438120  

i24News, “Netanyahu: Israel’s Economy to Entirely Reopen in March,” i24News, January 12, 2021

https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/coronavirus/1610469144-netanyahu-israel-s-economy-to-entirely-reopen-in-march 

i24News, “Lebanon to Go on Full Curfew to Curb Rising Coronavirus Infections,” i24News, January 12, 2021

https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/international/middle-east/1610461999-lebanon-to-go-on-full-curfew-to-curb-rising-coronavirus-infections 

Al Jazeera Staff, “COVID: Mo Salah Donates Oxygen, Ambulance for Egyptian Village,” Al Jazeera, January 12, 2021

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/1/12/liverpools-salah-donates-oxygen-to-support-his-egyptian-village 

Kaplan Sommer, Allison, “Jewish Agency ‘Outraged’ by Israeli Minister’s Plan to Distribute COVID Vaccine to Holocaust Survivors Worldwide,” Haaretz, January 12, 2021

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.HIGHLIGHT-jewish-agency-outraged-by-ministry-plan-to-offer-covid-vaccines-to-shoah-survivors-1.9445994 

AFP, “Coronavirus: Lockdown Adds to Suffering of Vulnerable Lebanese, a Charity Says,” Al Arabiya, January 12, 2021

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2021/01/12/Coronavirus-Lockdown-adds-to-suffering-of-vulnerable-Lebanese-a-charity-says 

Reuters, “Lower Imports Cut Tunisia’s Trade Deficit to $4.7 bln in 2020 Due to Coronavirus,” Al Arabiya, January 12, 2021

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2021/01/12/Lower-imports-cut-Tunisia-s-trade-deficit-to-4-7-bln-in-2020-due-to-coronavirus 

Taha, Rawad and Al Arabiya English, “Lebanon Records Highest Single Day of Coronavirus Deaths, Prepares for Complete Shutdown,” Al Arabiya, January 12, 2021

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2021/01/12/Coronavirus-Lebanon-records-highest-single-day-coronavirus-deaths-prepares-for-complete-shutdown 

Reuters, “World Travel Body Rejects Compulsory COVID-19 Shots,” Haaretz, January 11, 2021

https://www.haaretz.com/science-and-health/world-travel-body-rejects-compulsory-covid-19-shots-1.9441536 

Efrati, Ido, “Four Cases of the South African Coronavirus Strain Found in Israel,” Haaretz, January 9, 2021

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-four-cases-of-the-south-african-coronavirus-strain-found-in-israel-1.9437208 

Carey, Benedict, “One 18-Hour Flight, Four Coronavirus Infections,” The New York Times, January 7, 2021

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/07/health/coronavirus-airline-passengers-outbreak.html?searchResultPosition=17 

Kershner, Isabel and Adam Rasgon, “After Quick Vaccine Success, Israel Faces New Virus Woes,” The New York Times, January 6, 2021

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/06/world/middleeast/israel-coronavirus-vaccine-palestinians.html?searchResultPosition=18 

Haaretz Staff, “Coronavirus Israel Live: Cabinet Approves Stricter Lockdown, Closing Schools and Workplaces,” Haaretz, January 6, 2021

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/coronavirus-live-more-than-one-million-israelis-vaccinated-health-minister-says-1.9418302 

El-Naggar, Mona, “Did Oxygen Outage Kill Covid Patients in Egypt? Government Says No,” The New York Times, January 5, 2021

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/05/world/middleeast/egypt-covid-oxygen-video.html?searchResultPosition=20 

Reuters and Ido Efrati, “Moderna: Israel Approved COVID Vaccine, First Deliveries Expected This Month,” Haaretz, January 5, 2021

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/israel-s-health-ministry-authorizes-use-of-moderna-s-covid-19-vaccine-1.9423689 

Bahar, Dany, “The Secret Sauce behind Israel’s Successful COVID-19 Vaccination Program,” Brookings, January 5, 2021

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2021/01/05/the-secret-sauce-behind-israels-successful-covid-19-vaccination-program/ 

Cohen, Sagi, “Forget Contact Tracing, Israel’s New ‘Coronavirus Passport’ May Save You From Isolation,” Haaretz, January 3, 2021

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/tech-news/.premium.HIGHLIGHT-forget-contact-tracing-israel-s-mulls-new-digital-coronavirus-passport-1.9418720 

Haaretz Staff, “Coronavirus Israel Live: Netanyahu, Health Minister Seek Tighter Restrictions as Cases Rise,” Haaretz, January 3, 2021

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/coronavirus-live-over-150-000-israelis-vaccinated-in-a-day-as-campaign-continues-1.9409659 

i24News, “Palestinian Authority Announces Two-Week West Bank Lockdown,” i24News, January 2, 2021

https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/international/middle-east/1609616356-palestinian-authority-announces-two-week-west-bank-lockdown 

Kershner, Isabel, “How Israel Became a World Leader in Vaccinating Against Covid-19,” The New York Times, January 1, 2021

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/01/world/middleeast/israel-coronavirus-vaccines.html?searchResultPosition=31 

December 2020 Articles (57 pieces)

Ferrari, Marco and Al Arabiya English, “Coronavirus: UAE Confirms Restrictions on New Year’s Eve Gatherings,” Al Arabiya, December 31, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/12/31/Coronavirus-Coronavirus-UAE-confirms-restrictions-on-New-Year-s-Eve-gatherings 

Ferrari, Marco and Al Arabiya English, “Coronavirus: Number of New UAE COVID-19 Cases Rises for Fourth Day in a Row,” Al Arabiya, December 30, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/12/30/Coronavirus-Number-of-new-UAE-COVID-19-cases-rises-for-third-day-in-a-row- 

AFP, “Coronavirus: Algeria President Returns from COVID-19 Treatment in Germany,” Al Arabiya, December 30, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/12/30/Coronavirus-Algeria-president-returns-from-COVID-19-treatment-in-Germany 

AFP, “Coronavirus: Iran Launches Trial of Own COVID-19 Vaccine, Reports 

State TV,” Al Arabiya, December 29, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/12/29/Coronavirus-Iran-launches-trial-of-own-COVID-19-vaccine-reports-state-TV 

Al Jazeera Staff, “Israel Shuts Down Ramon Prison due to COVID Infections,” Al Jazeera, December 29, 2020

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/12/29/israel-shuts-ramon-prison-over-coronavirus-infections 

Naar, Ismaeel and Al Arabiya English, “Coronavirus: Bahrain Central Bank Delay of Loan Installments by 6 Months,” Al Arabiya, December 29, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/12/29/Coronavirus-Coronavirus-Bahrain-Central-Bank-orders-banks-to-delay-loan-installments-by-6-months 

Naar, Ismaeel and Al Arabiya English, “Coronavirus: COVID-19 Vaccines to Reach all Regions of Saudi Arabia within 3 Weeks,” Al Arabiya, December 29, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/12/29/Coronavirus-Coronavirus-Saudi-Arabia-to-provide-vaccines-for-entire-Kingdom-within-3-weeks 

Naar, Ismaeel and Al Arabiya English, “Coronavirus: Dubai to Extend Tourist Visas for One Additional Month,” Al Arabiya, December 29, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/12/29/Coronavirus-Coronavirus-Dubai-to-extend-tourist-visas-for-one-additional-month 

Khalid, Tuqa and Al Arabiya English, “Coronavirus: UAE Detects ‘Limited’ Number of New COVID-19 Variant Infections,” Al Arabiya, December 29, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/12/29/Coronavirus-UAE-detects-a-number-of-infections-of-the-new-COVID-19-variant 

Motamedi, Maziar, “COVIran Barekat: Iran Launches Human Trials of its COVID Vaccine,” Al Jazeera, December 29, 2020

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/12/29/iran-covid-vaccine-trials-start 

Reuters, Dubai, “Coronavirus: Dubai Aims to Inoculate 70 pct of Population with Pfizer Vaccine in 2021, Al Arabiya, December 29, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/12/29/Coronavirus-Dubai-aims-to-inoculate-70-pct-of-population-with-Pfizer-vaccine-in-2021 

Dyer, Paul, Isaac Schaider, and Andrew Letzkus, “Infographic: Cumulative Deaths from COVID-19 in the Middle East and North Africa,” Brookings, December 28, 2020

https://www.brookings.edu/interactives/infographic-cumulative-deaths-from-covid-19-in-the-middle-east-and-north-africa/ 

Reuters, “Coronavirus: COVID-19 Positive Israelis Allowed to Cast Drive-Through Ballots,” Al Arabiya, December 28, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/12/28/Coronavirus-Coronavirus-COVID-19-positive-Israelies-allowed-to-cast-drive-through-ballots- 

Reuters, “Coronavirus: Kuwait Will Not Extend Suspension of Flights, to Open Borders,” Al Arabiya, December 28, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/12/28/Coronavirus-Coronavirus-Kuwait-will-not-extend-suspension-of-flights-to-open-borders 

Reuters, “Coronavirus: Turkey Expects China’s Sinovac COVID-19 Vaccine in Days,” Al Arabiya, December 28, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/12/28/Coronavirus-Coronavirus-Turkey-expects-China-s-Sinovac-COVID-19-vaccine-in-days 

Breiner, Josh, “Israeli Minister Orders Not to Vaccinate Palestinian Security Prisoners, Despite COVID Directives,” Haaretz, December 27, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.HIGHLIGHT-against-covid-directives-israeli-minister-orders-not-to-vaccinate-prisoners-1.9402652 

Naar, Ismaeel and Al Arabiya English, “Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia Lifts Flight Ban for Non-Saudis Leaving the Kingdom,” Al Arabiya, December 27, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/12/27/Coronavirus-Coronavirus-Saudi-Arabia-lifts-flight-ban-for-non-Saudis-leaving-the-kingdom 

Reuters, “Coronavirus: Iran Reports Lowest Daily Deaths from COVID-19 in More Than Three Months,” Al Arabiya, December 27, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/12/27/Coronavirus-Iran-reports-lowest-daily-deaths-from-COVID-19-in-more-than-three-months 

Reuters, “Coronavirus: Jordan Detects Two COVID-19 Variant Cases in Travelers from Britain,” Al Arabiya, December 27, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/12/27/Coronavirus-Coronavirus-Jordan-detects-two-COVID-19-variant-cases-in-travelers-from-Britain 

Maltz, Judy, “Israel Enters Third Nationwide Coronavirus Lockdown,” Haaretz, December 27, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/israel-to-enter-third-coronavirus-lockdown-as-ambitious-vaccine-campaign-underway-1.9401860 

Naar, Ismaeel and Al Arabiya English, “Coronavirus: Spain’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Lauds COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts,” Al Arabiya, December 27, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/12/27/Coronavirus-Coronavirus-Spain-s-ambassador-to-Saudi-Arabia-lauds-COVID-19-vaccine-efforts 

Motamedi, Maziar, “Rouhani Defends COVID Vaccine Efforts amid US Pressure,” Al Jazeera, December 26, 2020

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/12/26/rouhani-defends-covid-vaccine-efforts-amid-us-pressure 

Al Jazeera Staff, “Tunisia Extends Five-Year-Old State of Emergency by Six Months,” Al Jazeera, December 26, 2020

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/12/26/tunisia-extends-five-year-state-of-emergency 

Al Jazeera Staff, “Iran Says US Approved Its Funds Transfer to Buy COVID Vaccines,” Al Jazeera, December 24, 2020

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/12/24/iran-says-us-approved-its-funds-transfer-to-buy-covid-vaccines 

The Associated Press Staff, “Coronavirus Dampens Christmas Joy in Bethlehem and Elsewhere,” Haaretz, December 24, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/palestinians/coronavirus-dampens-christmas-joy-in-bethlehem-and-elsewhere-1.9398982 

Rasgon, Adam, “A Covid Christmas Comes to Bethlehem,” The New York Times, December 24, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/24/world/middleeast/bethlehem-christmas-covid-virus.html?searchResultPosition=39 

Haaretz Staff, “Israel to Enter Third Nationwide Lockdown on Sunday,” Haaretz, December 24, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israel-to-enter-third-nationwide-lockdown-on-sunday-1.9397561 

Abouzzohour, Yasmina, “Coping with COVID-19’s Cost: The Example of Morocco,” Brookings, December 23, 2020

https://www.brookings.edu/research/coping-with-covid-19s-cost-the-example-of-morocco/ 

Kaplan Sommer, Allison, “Israel Bars Entry of Foreigners as COVID Cases Surge,” Haaretz, December 23, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israel-s-new-covid-restrictions-bar-entry-of-foreigners-as-cases-surge-1.9395113 

Jerusalem Post Staff, “Coronavirus: IDF Cases on the Rise with 426 Testing Positive,” The Jerusalem Post, December 23, 2020

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/coronavirus-idf-cases-on-the-rise-with-426-testing-positive-652988 

Prada Bianchi, Andrea, “Inside Syria’s Former ISIL Bases Converted to Treat COVID,” Al Jazeera, December 23, 2020

https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2020/12/23/inside-syrias-former-isil-bases-converted-to-treat-covid 

103FM via Maariv Online and Jerusalem Post Staff, “Is the Variant Strain of COVID-19 already in Israel?” The Jerusalem Post, December 23, 2020

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/shaare-zedek-president-estimates-variant-strain-is-already-in-israel-652970 

Rabinowitz, Aaron, “In Spite of Regulations, ultra-Orthodox Schools Remain Open in Jerusalem COVID-19 Hotspots,” Haaretz, December 23, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-ultra-orthodox-schools-remain-open-in-jerusalem-covid-19-hotspots-1.9396746 

Jerusalem Post Staff, “Extremists Torch United Hatzalah COVID-19 Testing Center in Bnei Brak,” The Jerusalem Post, December 22, 2020

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/extremists-torch-hatzalah-covid-19-testing-center-in-bnei-brak-652894 

Brown, Hannah, “Could COVID-19 Patients Vote at Polls in 2021 Israel Elections?” The Jerusalem Post, December 22, 2020

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/politics-and-diplomacy/knesset-debates-will-people-with-coronavirus-be-allowed-to-go-and-vote-652924 

Brown, Hannah and Tzvi Joffre, “Knesset Approves Plan Requiring All Returning Israelis to Quarantine,” The Jerusalem Post, December 22, 2020

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/knesset-approves-plan-requiring-all-returning-israelis-to-quarantine-652886 

Cohen, Moshe and Maariv, “Israeli Airlines to Operate Massive Airlift for Returning Citizens Abroad,” The Jerusalem Post, December 22, 2020

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/israeli-airlines-to-operate-massive-airlift-for-returning-citizens-abroad-652836 

Reuters, “Iraq Bans Air Travel with Eight Nations over New Variant of Virus,” The Jerusalem Post, December 22, 2020

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/iraq-bans-air-travel-with-eight-nations-over-new-variant-of-virus-652916 

Stub, Zev, “Despite Coronavirus, 2020 Was a Record Year for Israeli Tech Exits,” The Jerusalem Post, December 22, 2020

https://www.jpost.com/jpost-tech/despite-coronavirus-2020-was-a-record-year-for-israeli-tech-exits-652899 

Frantzman, Seth J., “Saudi Arabia Decision on New COVID-19 Strain Will Impact Whole Middle East,” The Jerusalem Post, December 21, 2020

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/saudi-arabia-decision-on-new-covid-19-strain-will-impact-whole-middle-east-652758 

Jaffe-Hoffman and Tzvi Joffre, “Gov’t Approves: No Foreigners to Enter Israel after Wednesday,” The Jerusalem Post, December 21, 2020

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/coronavirus-cabinet-to-meet-2821-new-cases-41-percent-of-tests-positive-652775 

 

Levine, Cody, “Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky: People ‘Need’ to Get Coronavirus Vaccination,” The Jerusalem Post, December 21, 2020

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/rabbi-kanievsky-says-people-must-get-coronavirus-vaccination-652761 

Linder, Ronny, “’Chances Slim That COVID-19 Vaccine Won’t Help Against New Mutation,’” Haaretz, December 21, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-new-coronavirus-strain-mutation-uk-covid-vaccine-pfizer-moderna-1.9386374 

Joffre, Tzvi, “MKs Enter Quarantine after Blue and White MK Infected with Coronavirus,” The Jerusalem Post, December 21, 2020

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/mk-hila-shai-vazan-confirmed-as-infected-with-coronavirus-652776 

The Associated Press Staff, “Concern Among Muslims Over Pork-derived Gelatin in COVID-19 Vaccine,” Haaretz, December 20, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/concern-among-muslims-orthodox-jews-over-pork-derived-gelatin-in-covid-19-vaccine-1.9386477 

i24News, “Report: Netanyahu Pushing for Third Nationwide Lockdown,” I24News, December 20, 2020

https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/coronavirus/1608498299-report-netanyahu-pushing-for-third-nationwide-lockdown 

Efrati, Ido, “Over 3,000 Deaths: Analyzing the Underlying Conditions of Israelis Who Died of COVID-19,” Haaretz, December 17, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-over-3-000-deaths-analyzing-underlying-conditions-israelis-victims-covid-19-coronavirus-1.9373006 

Linder, Ronny, “Israeli COVID Vaccine Encounters an Unexpected Ethical Challenge,” Haaretz, December 17, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-what-to-do-if-you-re-involved-in-a-clinical-trial-now-that-there-s-a-covid-vaccine-1.9378793 

Abouzzohour, Yasmina, “Policy and Institutional Responses to COVID-19 in the Middle East and North Africa: Morocco,” Brookings, December 16, 2020

https://www.brookings.edu/research/policy-and-institutional-responses-to-covid-19-in-the-middle-east-and-north-africa-morocco/ 

Harel, Amos, “Analysis| With Millions of Coronavirus Vaccines on the Way, Israel Is in a Good Place to Start Inoculation Drive,” Haaretz, December 15, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.HIGHLIGHT-israel-millions-coronavirus-vaccines-good-place-1.9370797 

Beschel, Robert P., and Tarik M. Yousef, “The Middle East and North Africa and COVID-19: Gearing up for the Long Haul,” Brookings, December 13, 2020

https://www.brookings.edu/opinions/the-middle-east-and-north-africa-and-covid-19-gearing-up-for-the-long-haul/ 

Bandel, Netael, “Facebook Removes Hebrew-language Groups Spreading False Coronavirus Vaccine Information,” Haaretz, December 12, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/tech-news/.premium-facebook-deletes-four-groups-posting-false-coronavirus-vaccine-information-1.9386408 

Efrati, Ido, “Israel Starts Its Coronavirus Vaccinations Sunday: Who Gets It, and When?” Haaretz, December 12, 2020 

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/israel-starts-its-coronavirus-vaccinations-sunday-who-gets-it-and-when-1.9383717 

i24News, “Israel: Coronavirus Cabinet Approves Three-Week Nighttime Curfew Starting on Wednesday,” i24News, December 7, 2020

https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/coronavirus/1607363552-israel-cabinet-deliberates-three-week-nighttime-curfew-from-december-10 

Motamedi, Maziar, “Iran Extends Restrictions as COVID-19 Death Toll Passes 50,000,” Al Jazeera, December 5, 2020

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/12/5/iran-extends-restrictions-as-covid-19-deaths-surpass-50000 

Al Jazeera Staff, “Bahrain Becomes Second Country to Approve Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine,” Al Jazeera, December 4, 2020

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/12/4/bahrain-becomes-second-country-to-approve-pfizer-covid-19-vaccine 

Abouzzohour, Yasmina, and Nejla Ben Mimoune, “Algeria Must Prioritize Economic Change amidst COVID-19 and Political Crisis,” Brookings, December 2, 2020

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2020/12/02/algeria-must-prioritize-economic-change-amidst-covid-19-and-political-crisis/ 

November 2020 Articles (23 pieces)

DPA, “Jordan to Hold Parliamentary Elections Amid Rising COVID Cases, Economic Uncertainty,” Haaretz, November 10, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/jordan/.premium-jordan-to-hold-parliamentary-elections-amid-rising-covid-cases-economic-uncertainty-1.9300427

Haaretz Staff, “Coronavirus Live: Vaccine Developers in Deal With Israel Announce Promising Results,” Haaretz, November 10, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/israel-coronavirus-covid-19-reopening-lockdown-west-bank-breaking-1.9297010

Judd, Emily, “Coronavirus: Lebanon to enter full lockdown as COVID-19 cases spike,” Al Arabiya, November 10, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/11/10/Coronavirus-Lebanon-to-enter-full-lockdown-as-COVID-19-cases-spike

Kershner, Isabel, “Saeb Erekat, Palestinian Chief Negotiator Amid Turmoil, Dies at 65,” New York Times, November 10, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/10/world/middleeast/saeb-erekat-palestinian-negotiator-dead.html?searchResultPosition=1

Kane, Hadar, “Tourism Is Dead, but Israeli Hotels Seize a Coronavirus Opportunity to Expand,” Haaretz, November 9, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/business/.premium-tourism-is-dead-but-israeli-hotels-seize-a-coronavirus-opportunity-to-expand-1.9299780

Rabinowitz, Aaron, “Thousands in Jerusalem Break Through Police Roadblocks to Attend Rabbi’s Funeral,” Haaretz, November 9, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-thousands-in-jerusalem-break-through-police-roadblocks-to-attend-rabbi-s-funeral-1.9299619

TOI Staff and Associated Press, “Netanyahu hails Pfizer breakthrough, says in talks to bring vaccine to Israel,” Times of Israel, November 9, 2020

https://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-hails-pfizer-breakthrough-says-in-talks-to-bring-vaccine-to-israel/

Linder, Ronny, “Analysis | Reopening Shops Risks Sending Israel Into a Third Lockdown,” Haaretz, November 8, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-reopening-shops-risks-sending-israel-into-a-third-lockdown-1.9297648

Harel, Amos, “Analysis | Israeli Health Officials Lose Sleep Over ‘Invisible’ COVID Patients,” Haaretz, November 5, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.HIGHLIGHT-israeli-health-officials-lose-sleep-over-invisible-covid-patients-1.9292519

Lukash, Alexandra, “Israeli hospital asks government to approve Russian virus vaccine,” YNET News, November 5, 2020

https://www.ynetnews.com/health_science/article/HyQtF8ZKw

Yanko, Adir, “Hospital chiefs: We’re 1,000 hospital beds short with winter coming,” YNET News, November 5, 2020

https://www.ynetnews.com/health_science/article/HJvMcXWFD

AFP, “Coronavirus: Turkey’s Erdogan orders businesses closed at 10 p.m. to fight COVID-19,” Al Arabiya, November 4, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/11/04/Coronavirus-Turkey-s-Erdogan-orders-businesses-closed-at-10-p-m-to-fight-COVID-19

Abu Omar, Abeer, “Egypt and Saudi business conditions improve, while UAE’s worsen,” Al Jazeera, November 3, 2020

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/11/3/bbegypt-and-saudi-business-conditions-improves-while-uaes-wors

Al Jazeera Staff, “Algeria’s president Tebboune tests positive for COVID-19,” Al Jazeera, November 3, 2020

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/11/3/algerias-president-hospitalized-due-to-covid-19

TOI Staff, “Virus czar: For every confirmed COVID patient, 10 more may have virus,” Times of Israel, November 3, 2020

https://www.timesofisrael.com/virus-czar-for-every-confirmed-covid-patient-10-more-may-have-virus/

Reuters News Agency, “Coronavirus: Iran travel ban between cities in force as deaths due to COVID-19 rise,” Al Arabiya, November 2, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/11/02/Coronavirus-Iran-travel-ban-between-cities-in-force-as-deaths-due-to-COVID-19-rise

Brown, Hannah, “Worry as Israel’s children return to schools,” The Jerusalem Post, November 1, 2020

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/worry-as-israels-children-return-to-schools-647679

Dovrat-Meseritz, Adi, “Synagogue Reopenings Set Off Rebellion Among Coronavirus-hit Israeli Retailers,” Haaretz, November 1, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-synagogue-reopenings-set-off-rebellion-among-coronavirus-hit-israeli-retailers-1.9280315

Kavaler, Tara, and The Media Line Staff, “Middle East countries compete for medical tourists,” The Jerusalem Post, November 1, 2020

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/middle-east-countries-compete-for-medical-tourists-647619

Levine, Cody, “Gaza-developed device helps stop spread of coronavirus in enclave,” The Jerusalem Post, November 1, 2020

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/gaza-developed-device-helps-stop-spread-of-coronavirus-in-enclave-647585

Rabinowitz, Aaron, “Mass Friday Prayers Held at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa in Violation of Regulations,” Haaretz, November 1, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-mass-friday-prayers-held-at-jerusalem-s-al-aqsa-in-violation-of-regulations-1.9280201

Taha, Rawad, “King Salman concludes T20 summit: Strong global health system needed to curb COVID-19,” Al Arabiya, November 1, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2020/11/01/King-Salman-concludes-T20-summit-we-look-forward-to-your-visit-after-the-pandemic

YNET News Staff, “For first time in months, Israel sees less than 10,000 active coronavirus cases,” YNET News, November 1, 2020

https://www.ynetnews.com/article/r1nv7O3uv

October 2020  Articles (70 pieces)

AFP, “Coronavirus: Erdogan’s spokesman and interior minister test positive for COVID-19,” Al Arabiya, October 31, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/10/31/Coronavirus-Erdogan-s-spokesman-and-interior-minister-test-positive-for-COVID-19

Haaretz Staff, “Coronavirus Israel Live: Pandemic Czar Fears Infection Spike Among Druze After Mass Funeral,” Haaretz, October 31, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/coronavirus-israel-news-cases-netanyahu-lockdown-1.9259203

Motamedi, Maziar, “Iran to implement new restrictions as COVID-19 cases surge,” Al Jazeera, October 31, 2020

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/10/31/iran-to-implement-new-restrictions-as-covid-19-cases-surge

Reuters News Agency, “Coronavirus: Iran imposes new restrictions to stem COVID-19 spread, says Rouhani,” Al Arabiya, October 31, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/10/31/Coronavirus-Iran-imposes-new-restrictions-to-stem-COVID-19-spread-says-Rouhani

Shpigel, Noa, “Prominent Druze Sheikh Laid to Rest After Followers Snatch His Body From Israeli Hospital,” Haaretz, October 31, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-dozens-of-israeli-druze-snatch-body-of-sheikh-who-died-of-covid-from-hospital-1.9276679

Zonshine, Idan, Tobias Siegal, Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman, “Hundreds attend funeral of Sheikh Halabi against health guidelines,” The Jerusalem Post, October 31, 2020

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/followers-steal-dead-druze-sheik-from-hospital-to-hold-mass-funeral-647541

Al Arabiya Staff, “Coronavirus: UAE detects 1,172 COVID-19 cases after conducting 143,336 tests,” Al Arabiya, October 30, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/10/30/Coronavirus-Coronavirus-UAE-detects-1-172-COVID-19-cases-after-conducting-143-336-tests

Harel, Amos, “Analysis | For Netanyahu, a Trump Win Could Be a Double-edged Sword,” Haaretz, October 30, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-for-netanyahu-a-trump-win-could-be-a-double-edged-sword-1.9274748

Khuldune Shahid, Kunwar, “Opinion | In Erdogan and Imran Khan’s Hypocritical War on ‘anti-Muslim’ Blasphemy, the Body Count Rises,” Haaretz, October 30, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/.premium-body-count-rises-in-turkey-and-pakistan-s-hypocritical-war-on-anti-muslim-offense-1.9268714

Kumar, Krishna, “Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia reports 398 infections, 404 recoveries,” Al Arabiya, October 30, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/10/30/Coronavirus-Saudi-Arabia-reports-398-infections-404-recoveries

Reuters News Agency, “How Arab women are using digital skills to find work despite the coronavirus pandemic,” Al Arabiya, October 30, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/features/2020/10/30/How-Arab-women-are-using-digital-skills-to-find-work-despite-the-coronavirus-pandemic

Reuters News Agency, “Tunisia bans internal travel between regions to contain coronavirus,” Al Arabiya, October 29, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/10/29/Tunisia-bans-internal-travel-between-regions-to-contain-coronavirus

Reuters News Agency, “Coronavirus: One person dies of COVID-19 in Iran every three minutes; deaths rise,” Al Arabiya, October 28, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/10/28/Coronavirus-One-person-dies-of-COVID-19-in-Iran-every-three-minutes-death-toll-rise

Reuters News Agency, “Coronavirus: Tunisia says COVID-19 spread ‘very dangerous’ with new curbs expected,” Al Arabiya, October 28, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/10/28/Coronavirus-Tunisia-says-COVID-19-spread-very-dangerous-with-new-curbs-expected

Linder, Ronny, “‘Lockdowns Work’: Israel Taps Ex-chief Military Doctor as New Coronavirus Czar,” Haaretz, October 27, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-lockdowns-work-israel-taps-ex-chief-military-doctor-as-coronavirus-czar-1.9265776

Reuters News Agency, “Coronavirus: Algeria’s president enters specialized treatment unit,” Al Arabiya, October 27, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/10/27/Coronavirus-Coronavirus-Algeria-s-president-enters-specialized-treatment-unit

Peretz, Sami, “Analysis | In First, Israel Has a Negative Interest Rate. But Will It Overcome COVID Lockdown Fears?” Haaretz, October 26, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/business/.premium-in-first-israel-has-a-negative-interest-rate-but-will-it-overcome-lockdown-fears-1.9261739

Waksman, Avi, “Analysis | Israel Has Alleviated the Sting of COVID Joblessness Without Trying to Cure It,” Haaretz, October 26, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/business/.premium-israel-has-alleviated-the-sting-of-covid-joblessness-without-trying-to-cure-it-1.9264278

Yanko, Adir, and Alexandra Lukash, “Israel’s coronavirus vaccine to be available next summer, maker says,” YNET News, October 26, 2020

https://www.ynetnews.com/health_science/article/H1L3RzVOP

Amlôt, Matthew, “Uber Middle East non-commuter demand recovers despite coronavirus: Region head,” Al Arabiya, October 25, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/features/2020/10/19/Uber-Middle-East-non-commuter-demand-recovers-despite-coronavirus-Region-head

Breiner, Josh, and Jonathan Lis, “Israel Seeks to Give Police Unrestricted Access to COVID Contact Tracing Data,” Haaretz, October 25, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israel-seeks-to-give-police-unrestricted-access-to-covid-contact-tracing-data-1.9261494

Hasson, Nir, “COVID-19 Brings East Jerusalem Palestinians and Israeli Authorities Closer. Will It Last?” Haaretz, October 25, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-covid-19-brings-east-jerusalem-palestinians-and-israel-closer-will-it-last-1.9260954

Kadari-Ovadia, Shira, Ido Efrati, and Noa Landau, “Israel to Reopen Schools for Lower Grades Starting Sunday,” Haaretz, October 25, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israel-to-reopen-schools-for-lower-grades-starting-sunday-1.9261807

Motamedi, Maziar, “Iran’s supreme leader calls for ‘decisive action’ on COVID-19,” Al Jazeera, October 24, 2020

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/10/24/irans-supreme-leader-calls-for-decisive-action-on-covid-19

Harel, Amos, “Analysis | Scarred by Round One, Israel Grapples With How Fast to Lift COVID Lockdown,” Haaretz, October 22, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.highlight-scarred-by-round-one-israel-grapples-with-how-fast-to-lift-covid-lockdown-1.9256175

Peleg, Bar, Noa Shpigel, Nir Hasson, and Josh Breiner, “Thousands of Israelis Protest Against Netanyahu as Business Owners Rejoin Dissent,” Haaretz, October 22, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-anti-netanyahu-protests-resume-across-israel-as-business-owners-rejoin-dissent-1.9255275

Haaretz Staff, “Coronavirus Israel: Pandemic Czar Announces Free Testing Without Referrals,” Haaretz, October 21, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/israeli-coronavirus-lockdown-live-breaking-updates-1.9243034

Haaretz Staff, Aaron Rabinowitz, Shira Kadari-Ovadia, Or Kashti, and Ido Efrati, “Israel’s COVID Cabinet to Debate Opening Lower Grades as Haredi Schools Remain Open,” Haaretz, October 20, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israel-s-covid-cabinet-to-debate-opening-lower-grades-as-haredi-schools-remain-open-1.9250195

Harel, Amos, “Analysis | Netanyahu Touts Second Lockdown’s Success, but Uncontrolled Exit Sows Seeds of the Next One,” Haaretz, October 20, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-netanyahu-touts-second-lockdown-s-success-but-seeds-sown-for-the-next-one-1.9247510

Reuters News Agency, “Coronavirus: Tunisia imposes nationwide curfew as cases surge,” Al Arabiya, October 19, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/10/19/Coronavirus-Coronavirus-Tunisia-imposes-nationwide-curfew-as-cases-surge

Fazeli, Yaghoub, “Coronavirus: Tehran official calls for city ‘total shutdown’ amid COVID-19 surge,” Al Arabiya, October 18, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/10/18/Coronavirus-Tehran-official-calls-for-city-total-shutdown-amid-COVID-19-surge

Harel, Amos, “Analysis | Netanyahu Caved to the ultra-Orthodox, Paving Way to Third COVID Lockdown,” Haaretz, October 18, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.highlight-netanyahu-caved-to-the-ultra-orthodox-paving-the-way-to-a-third-lockdown-1.9242636

Mistiaen, Veronique, “Yemen’s ‘microgrid girls’ power community amid war and COVID-19,” Al Jazeera, October 18, 2020

https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2020/10/18/amid-war-and-covid-19-yemeni-rural-women-set-up-solar-microgrid

Associated Press, “Coronavirus: Iran’s COVID-19 death toll exceeds 30,000,” Al Arabiya, October 17, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/10/17/Coronavirus-Iran-s-COVID-19-death-toll-exceeds-30-000

Adli, Hana, “Gaza children struggle with studies during COVID-19 lockdown,” Al Jazeera, October 16, 2020

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/10/16/gaza-children-struggle-with-studies-during-covid-19-lockdown

Kershner, Isabel, “Badly Ill With Coronavirus, Some Ultra-Orthodox in Israel Choose Home Care,” New York Times, October 16, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/16/world/middleeast/israel-coronavirus-ultra-orthodox.html?searchResultPosition=28

Eldar, Akiva, “Opinion | Thousands of His Followers Could Have Died of COVID-19. Does This Rabbi Care?” Haaretz, October 15, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-thousands-of-his-followers-could-have-died-of-covid-19-does-this-rabbi-care-1.9238882

Motevalli, Golnar, Farah Elbahrawy, Yaacov Benmeleh, and Vivian Nereim, “Virus Hot Spots Reemerge in Mideast, Threatening Economies,” Bloomberg, October 15, 2020

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-10-15/virus-hotspots-reemerge-in-mideast-threatening-economies-anew?sref=phx6aExq

Al-Ubaydli, Omar, “Coronavirus: How the Gulf economy has allowed women to keep their jobs,” Al-Arabiya, October 14, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2020/10/14/Coronavirus-Coronavirus-How-the-Gulf-economy-has-allowed-women-to-keep-their-jobs

Harel, Amos, “Analysis | As Israel Plans Exit From COVID Lockdown, the Key Issue Is Also the Riskiest,” Haaretz, October 14, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-a-different-policy-for-the-ultra-orthodox-is-the-key-issue-of-israel-s-lockdown-exit-1.9232479

Reuters News Agency, “Coronavirus: Qatar’s economy shrinks 6.1 percent in Q2, hit by business closures,” Al Arabiya, October 14, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/10/14/Coronavirus-Qatar-s-economy-shrinks-6-1-percent-in-Q2-hit-by-business-closures

Abueish, Tamara, “Coronavirus: Up to 250,000 pilgrims allowed to perform Umrah from Oct. 18,” Al Arabiya, October 13, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2020/10/13/Coronavirus-Umrah-opens-to-up-to-250-000-pilgrims-within-Saudi-Arabia-from-October-1

Shalev, Chemi, “Analysis | Like Trump, Netanyahu Has Sabotaged Israel’s War on COVID-19 – and Everyone Knows It,” Haaretz, October 13, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-like-trump-netanyahu-has-sabotaged-israel-s-war-on-covid-19-and-everyone-knows-it-1.9231575

Sharon, Jeremy, “More than half of over-65s with COVID are from the ultra-Orthodox community,” The Jerusalem Post, October 13, 2020

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/more-than-50-percent-of-over-65s-with-covid-are-from-the-ultra-orthodox-community-645531

The Editorial Board, “Iran’s Covid-19 Death Toll Is Rising. Show Mercy, Mr. Trump,” New York Times, October 13, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/13/opinion/iran-trump-sanctions-covid.html?searchResultPosition=34

TOI Staff, “Israel passes 2,000 COVID-19 deaths — doubling its toll in just 5 weeks,” Times of Israel, October 12, 2020

https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-passes-2000-covid-19-deaths-doubling-its-toll-in-just-5-weeks/

AFP, “Coronavirus: Israel’s army opens COVID-19 unit to ease burden on hospitals,” Al Arabiya, October 11, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/10/11/Coronavirus-Israel-s-army-opens-COVID-19-unit-to-ease-burden-on-hospitals

AFP, “New anti-Netanyahu protests in Israel despite coronavirus restrictions,” Al Arabiya, October 11, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/10/11/New-anti-Netanyahu-protests-in-Israel-despite-coronavirus-restrictions

Reuters News Agency, “Coronavirus: Lebanon shuts down bars, nightclubs amid COVID-19 spike,” Al Arabiya, October 11, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/10/11/Coronavirus-Lebanon-shuts-down-bars-nightclubs-amid-COVID-19-spike

TOI Staff, “Rabbi Kanievsky orders Haredi boys schools to reopen, then rescinds his decision,” Times of Israel, October 11, 2020

https://www.timesofisrael.com/rabbi-kanievsky-suffering-from-covid-revokes-order-to-open-haredi-boys-schools/

AFP, “Coronavirus: Tunisian unemployment soars as economy suffers under COVID-19,” Al Arabiya, October 10, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/10/10/Coronavirus-Tunisian-unemployment-soars-as-economy-suffers-under-COVID-19

Al Jazeera Staff, “Tens of thousands rally in Israel calling on Netanyahu to resign,” Al Jazeera, October 10, 2020

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/10/10/tens-of-thousands-rally-in-israel-calling-on-netanyahu-to-resign

Abueish, Tamara, “Coronavirus: Oman to impose movement ban starting from Oct. 11,” Al Arabiya, October 9, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/10/09/Coronavirus-Oman-to-impose-movement-ban-starting-from-Oct-11

AFP, “Morocco’s King Mohammed VI calls for ‘general mobilization’ against coronavirus,” Al Arabiya, October 9, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/10/09/Morocco-s-King-Mohammed-VI-calls-for-general-mobilization-against-coronavirus

Harel, Amos, “Analysis | When It Comes to COVID, Israel Is Now Divided Into Two Countries,” Haaretz, October 9, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.highlight-when-it-comes-to-covid-israel-is-now-divided-into-two-countries-1.9220923

Reuters News Agency, “Coronavirus: Jordan reimposes weekend lockdown as cases surge,” Al Arabiya, October 9, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/10/09/Coronavirus-Jordan-reimposes-weekend-lockdown-as-cases-surge

Abueish, Tamara, “No coronavirus cases recorded among Umrah pilgrims so far: Officials,” Al Arabiya, October 8, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/10/08/No-coronavirus-cases-recorded-among-Umrah-pilgrims-so-far-Officials

Al Jazeera Staff, “Israeli government extends ban limiting public protests,” Al Jazeera, October 8, 2020

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/10/8/israeli-government-extends-ban-that-limits-public-protests

Ari Gross, Judah, “Shin Bet chief apologizes for violating COVID-19 restrictions by hosting family,” Times of Israel, October 8, 2020

https://www.timesofisrael.com/shin-bet-chief-apologizes-for-violating-covid-19-restrictions-by-hosting-family/

Azhari, Timour, “Lebanon’s COVID-19 surge: What went wrong?” Al Jazeera, October 8, 2020

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/10/8/lebanons-covid-surge-what-went-wrong-and-what-to-do

Kadari-Ovadia, Shira, “Half of Israeli Pupils With Coronavirus Are ultra-Orthodox, Data Shows,” Haaretz, October 8, 2020 

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-education-ministry-says-half-of-israeli-pupils-with-coronavirus-are-haredi-1.9221013

Haaretz Staff, “Poll: 65 Percent Dissatisfied With Netanyahu’s COVID Response, Bennett Nips at Likud’s Heels,” Haaretz, October 6, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/poll-65-dissatisfied-with-netanyahu-s-covid-response-yamina-nips-at-likud-s-heels-1.9214017

Reuters News Agency, “Coronavirus: Iran to require face masks in capital as COVID-19 cases hit high,” Al Arabiya, October 6, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/10/06/Coronavirus-Iran-to-require-face-masks-in-capital-as-COVID-19-cases-hit-high

AFP, “Lebanon’s coronavirus infections continue to rise as hospitals struggle to keep up,” Al Arabiya, October 5, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/10/05/Lebanon-s-coronavirus-infections-continue-to-rise-as-hospitals-struggle-to-keep-up-

AFP, “Coronavirus: Pilgrims flood Iraq’s Karbala for Arbaeen despite COVID-19 fears,” Al Arabiya, October 5, 2020

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/10/05/Coronavirus-Pilgrims-flood-Iraq-s-Karbala-for-Arbaeen-despite-COVID-19-fears

Bloomberg, “Business activity in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE returns to growth,” Al Jazeera, October 5, 2020

https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2020/10/5/bbbusiness-activity-in-saudi-arabia-egypt-uae-returns-to-growth

Pietromarchi, Virginia, “In COVID-hit Syria, people ‘prefer to die than come to hospital,’” Al Jazeera, October 5, 2020

https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2020/10/5/covid-19-syria-hospital

Al Jazeera Staff, “Pilgrims return to Mecca as Saudi Arabia eases COVID restrictions,” Al Jazeera, October 4, 2020

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/10/4/pilgrims-return-to-mecca-as-saudi-eases-virus-restrictions

Rabinowitz, Aaron, “Israeli Health Officials, Police Fear COVID Spike With Mass Prayers Expected on Sukkot,” Haaretz, October 1, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-hasidim-threaten-all-out-war-with-police-over-corona-enforcement-1.9199289

September 2020 Articles (101 pieces)

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/09/30/Coronavirus-UAE-records-over-24-000-COVID-19-violations-in-first-half-of-September

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

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/business/.premium-haredim-are-willing-to-sicken-and-die-with-the-help-of-israel-s-leaders-1.9195787

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

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/israel-approves-law-to-curb-protests-during-virus-lockdown/2020/09/30/e412c49e-02e3-11eb-b92e-029676f9ebec_story.html

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

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-no-clear-goal-for-second-covid-lockdown-israeli-economy-could-spiral-out-of-control-1.9174589

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

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/home-learning-in-gaza-strip-hindered-by-blackouts-poverty-643990

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

https://www.timesofisrael.com/activists-go-to-high-court-after-knesset-restricts-protests-during-lockdown/

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

https://www.timesofisrael.com/knesset-passes-bill-clamping-down-on-protests-after-all-night-session/

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

https://www.timesofisrael.com/virus-cases-said-found-on-17-flights-as-pilgrims-return-from-ukraine-belarus/

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

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/jerusalem-old-city-merchants-coronavirus-restrictions-ruining-us-643827

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

https://www.ynetnews.com/article/Bkf9uIg8P

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/09/29/Coronavirus-Kuwait-records-587-new-cases-2-COVID-19-deaths

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/09/29/Coronavirus-Saudi-Arabia-reports-539-COVID-19-cases-27-deaths

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/09/29/Coronavirus-Iran-s-new-COVID-19-cases-exceed-450-000

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

https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-edelstein-lockdown-will-be-extended-at-least-two-weeks-1001343887

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

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/why-are-some-ultra-orthodox-rabbis-ignoring-covid-19-analysis-643892

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

https://www.timesofisrael.com/for-1st-time-israel-surpasses-us-in-daily-covid-19-deaths-per-capita/

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

https://www.ynetnews.com/article/SkZHaYl8v

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

https://www.ynetnews.com/article/NCLUKU1G7

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/09/28/Coronavirus-Dubai-orders-bars-restaurants-to-stop-services-entertainment-at-1-a-m-

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

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/rabbis-ponder-covid-19-queries-of-ultra-orthodox-jewish-life/2020/09/28/ad0b041e-0150-11eb-b92e-029676f9ebec_story.html

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

https://www.jpost.com/opinion/religious-leadership-is-also-to-blame-for-covid-19-crisis-in-israel-643774

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

https://www.timesofisrael.com/a-pandemic-judgment-day-yom-kippur-marked-worldwide-in-shadow-of-covid-19/

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/09/28/Coronavirus-Bahrain-extends-50-salary-payment-in-sectors-impacted-by-COVID-19

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/09/28/Coronavirus-Oman-to-reopen-mosques-after-closure-due-to-COVID-19

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

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/9/27/concerns-mount-as-iran-gripped-by-third-major-covid-19-wave

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/09/27/Coronavirus-Jordan-reopens-trade-gateway-with-Syria-after-month-long-closure

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/09/26/Coronavirus-Iran-s-Rouhani-authorizes-provinces-to-impose-COVID-19-lockdown

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

https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-covid-19-daily-infections-swell-12-to-new-record-1001343835

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

https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/post-covid-society/

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

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/yemens-president-urges-houthis-to-allow-humanitarian-aid/2020/09/24/1723c118-fe83-11ea-b0e4-350e4e60cc91_story.html

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

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/syria-coronavirus-outbreak-doctors/2020/09/24/95d9323a-fcea-11ea-b0e4-350e4e60cc91_story.html

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

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/24/world/middleeast/UN-Yemen-famine.html

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

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/24/world/middleeast/israel-covid-lockdown.html

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/09/24/Israel-tightens-coronavirus-restrictions-as-cases-continue-to-surge

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

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/coronavirus-cases-soar-as-israel-prepares-tighter-measures/2020/09/23/7849640c-fd70-11ea-b0e4-350e4e60cc91_story.html

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

https://en.idi.org.il/articles/32543

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

https://www.brookings.edu/opinions/iran-the-double-jeopardy-of-sanctions-and-covid-19/

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

https://www.ynetnews.com/article/HkMW2kYHv

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

https://www.ynetnews.com/article/84FD9Y4UJ

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

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-as-hospitals-fill-up-with-coronavirus-patients-netanyahu-casts-off-responsibility-1.9175810

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

https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-instant-covid-gargle-test-set-to-deploy-in-european-airports/

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

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-netanyahu-calls-to-curb-protests-against-him-under-coronavirus-restrictions-1.9177354

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/09/22/Coronavirus-Israeli-COVID-19-ward-shows-signs-of-dwindling-hospital-capacity

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

https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-three-days-into-lockdown-covid-19-still-spreading-rapidly-1001343228

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/09/18/Coronavirus-Israel-returns-to-COVID-19-lockdown-as-cases-spike-

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

https://www.inss.org.il/publication/israel-economy-after-lockdown/

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

https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-el-al-to-restart-passenger-flights-next-month-1001343109

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/09/17/Coronavirus-Israel-shuts-schools-again-as-COVID-19-cases-surge

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

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-when-israel-s-holiday-lockdown-is-over-coronavirus-will-continue-its-spread-1.9162781

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

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-it-s-all-because-of-bibi-in-quiet-tel-aviv-suburb-rage-over-second-lockdown-1.9160968

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

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/business/.premium-israel-s-economy-has-survived-the-resurgent-coronavirus-for-now-1.9159267

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

https://www.nytimes.com/video/world/middleeast/100000007341703/pakistan-schools-reopen-virus-covid-universities.html

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

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israeli-lockdown-rules-don-t-apply-to-many-holiday-worshipers-1.9155781

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

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-litzman-didn-t-resign-over-fear-for-high-holy-days-he-left-before-being-pushed-out-1.9156002

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

https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/covid19-israel-failure/

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

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israel-could-have-made-an-effort-to-avoid-a-lockdown-1.9155934

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

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/09/israel-impose-lockdown-coronavirus-cases-surge-200914064155959.html

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

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/coronavirus-covid-israel-west-bank-gaza-updates-lockdown-1.9150906

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

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/after-lockdowns-are-lifted-how-will-israeli-businesses-respond-to-corona-642240

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

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/with-third-lockdown-coming-businesses-fear-ruin-642232

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

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/lapid-lockdown-will-lead-to-loss-of-life-642227

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

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/government-confirms-that-ben-gurion-will-remain-open-duirng-lockdown-642247

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

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/379999/Egypt/Politics-/Coronavirus-in-Egypt-killed-more-men-than-women,-h.aspx

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

https://www.timesofisrael.com/its-unfair-israelis-rail-at-new-coronavirus-lockdown-dampening-holidays/#gs.fl3uu3

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

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/culture/shooting-israels-tourism-industry-in-the-foot-642199

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

https://www.ynetnews.com/article/HkFLuTsEP

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

https://www.timesofisrael.com/packed-prayers-at-chabad-headquarters-raise-virus-alarm/#gs.fl58ki

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

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/israel-heads-to-a-second-lockdown-as-coronavirus-cases-soar/2020/09/13/4f473fe6-f5a7-11ea-85f7-5941188a98cd_story.html

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

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/coronavirus-2651-new-cases-on-saturday-death-toll-1103-642074

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

https://www.jpost.com/health-science/israels-govt-to-decide-high-holy-day-restrictions-today-641816

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

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/skepticism-and-stoicism-in-ultra-orthodox-jlm-neighborhoods-under-curfew-641689

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

https://www.ynetnews.com/article/SJ2NNyrNw

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

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/09/covid-19-cases-confirmed-jordan-camp-syrian-refugees-200908121425186.html

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

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israelis-unsatisfied-with-netanyahu-s-coronavirus-response-poll-shows-1.9136516

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

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-netanyahu-folded-last-minute-proving-coronavirus-not-his-top-priority-israel-1.9134233

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

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-ultra-orthodox-arab-cities-across-israel-challenge-planned-coronavirus-lockdown-1.9131794

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

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-under-ultra-orthodox-pressure-netanyahu-backs-off-covid-19-lockdown-in-red-cities-1.9133317

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

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/09/iran-schools-reopen-government-seeks-reassure-concerned-parents-200905150540158.html

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

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/09/iraq-hospitals-fear-losing-control-coronavirus-cases-surge-200905104340689.html

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

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/379290/Egypt/Politics-/Egypt-nears-,-coronavirus-cases-as-daily-tolls-inc.aspx

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

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/idf-troops-to-once-again-help-police-enforce-lockdown-641104

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

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/unrwa-worried-by-spikes-in-coronavirus-cases-in-gaza-strip-641106

Abdellatif, Adel, et al, “Governance in the Arab region: Experts discuss public responses to COVID-19,” Brookings Institution, September 3, 2020 https://www.brookings.edu/blog/future-development/2020/06/15/yemen-and-covid-19-the-pandemic-exacts-its-devastating-toll/

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

https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-ministers-decide-on-lockdown-for-30-israeli-red-towns-1001341635

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

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/379258/World/Region/Middle-Easts-confirmed-coronavirus-death-toll-goes.aspx

Jaffe-Hoffman, Maayan, “Hebrew U researchers warn: Take ‘vigorous action’ against COVID-19 now,” The Jerusalem Post, September 3, 2020 https://www.jpost.com/health-science/hebrew-u-researchers-warn-take-vigorous-action-against-covid-19-now-640999

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

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/09/pay-fees-coronavirus-spat-live-news-200902234002262.html

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

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-has-the-coronavirus-made-israelis-lazy-as-well-as-sick-1.9123614

Serrieh, Joanne, “Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia reports 833 new COVID-19 cases as infections drop,” Al Arabiya, September 3, 2020
https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/09/03/Coronavirus-Saudi-Arabia-reports-833-new-COVID-19-cases-as-infections-drop

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/09/03/Coronavirus-UAE-reports-614-new-COVID-19-cases-amid-surge-in-infections

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

https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-record-over-3000-new-covid-19-cases-diagnosed-in-a-day/

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

https://www.timesofisrael.com/ministers-told-hospitals-could-be-overwhelmed-by-covid-19-patients-in-2-weeks/

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/09/02/Coronavirus-Saudi-Arabia-detects-816-new-COVID-19-cases-27-deaths-in-24-hours

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/09/02/Coronavirus-Syrian-medics-dying-due-to-lack-of-COVID-19-protection-

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/09/02/Coronavirus-Coronavirus-Bahrain-Jordan-to-open-walk-in-G42-COVID-19-vaccine-trials

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

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.highlight-concern-in-gaza-over-coronavirus-led-to-agreement-but-it-s-a-fragile-one-1.9120897

Jaffe-Hoffman, Maayan, “Hamas used COVID-19 as a weapon of war – analysis,” The Jerusalem Post, September 2, 2020 https://www.jpost.com/arab-israeli-conflict/hamas-used-covid-19-as-a-weapon-of-war-analysis-640753

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

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/50/1201/379147/AlAhram-Weekly/Egypt/Egypt-Buffering-against-a-second-coronavirus-wave.aspx

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

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/379225/World/Region/UN-warns-of-Libya-arms-buildup-and-virus-surge.aspx

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

https://www.timesofisrael.com/top-ultra-orthodox-rabbi-says-yeshiva-students-shouldnt-take-covid-19-tests/

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/09/01/Coronavirus-UAE-closes-some-schools-after-suspect-cases-of-COVID-19

August 2020 Articles (76 pieces)

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

https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-spike-in-serious-covid-19-cases-alarms-health-ministry-1001341003

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/08/30/Coronavirus-All-public-sector-employees-return-to-work-with-COVID-19-guidelines

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/08/29/Coronavirus-Coronavirus-Syria-s-official-COVID-19-tally-under-fire-as-hospitals-overwhelmed

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

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/surge-covid-19-iraq-shia-mourn-imam-hussein-200828105112204.html

Ahram Staff, “Egypt’s mosques prepare for return of Friday prayers after five-month hiatus,” Ahram Online, August 27, 2020 http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/378760/Egypt/Politics-/Egypts-mosques-prepare-for-return-of-Friday-prayer.aspx

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

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/palestinians/.premium-gaza-s-coronavirus-outbreak-won-t-change-israel-s-carrot-and-stick-method-1.9101385

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

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/palestinians/gaza-demands-medical-equipment-from-israel-as-coronavirus-lockdown-extended-1.9104838

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

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/378641/World/Region/Libyans-protest-corruption,-living-conditions-for-.aspx

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2020/08/26/Coronavirus-Gaza-reports-first-COVID-19-death-amid-pandemic-clamp-down

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

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/378671/World/Region/Lebanon-could-lose-control-of-coronavirus-outbreak.aspx

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

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/25/world/middleeast/coronavirus-gaza.html

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/08/25/Coronavirus-Gaza-in-lockdown-to-try-to-contain-its-first-COVID-19-outbreak

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2020/08/24/Despite-Iraq-minister-catching-COVID-19-Jordan-summit-still-on

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/08/24/Coronavirus-UAE-Israel-health-ministers-discuss-potential-COVID-19-cooperation

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

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/debate-about-uman-should-be-exclusively-about-health-not-belief-analysis-639798

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

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-gazans-await-more-qatari-aid-amid-worsening-electricity-shortages-virus-outbreak-1.9098512

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2020/08/24/Food-water-security-among-UAE-s-priorities-post-COVID-19-period-Dubai-ruler

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

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/coronavirus-cntr-calls-to-restrict-high-holiday-meals-prayer-services-639748

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

https://www.haaretz.com/science-and-health/.premium-israel-approves-new-groundbreaking-covid-19-testing-method-1.9091170

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/08/22/Coronavirus-UAE-confirms-424-new-cases-two-COVID-19-related-deaths

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/08/22/Coronavirus-Israel-urges-Ukraine-to-ban-Jewish-pilgrim

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

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/lebanon-covid-surge-explosion-beirut/2020/08/22/43323d18-e3ce-11ea-82d8-5e55d47e90ca_story.html?itid=sf_coronavirus

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/08/21/Coronavirus-Northwest-Syria-records-first-COVID-19-death

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

https://www.timesofisrael.com/just-breathe-israeli-made-nano-covid-breath-test-spots-every-carrier-in-trial/

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/08/21/Coronavirus-Israel-hits-100-000-COVID-19-cases-amid-criticism-of-gov-t-response

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/08/21/Coronavirus-UAE-could-reimpose-lockdowns-as-COVID-19-cases-rise-official-says

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

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/378227/World/Region/Tunisia-imposes-curfew-in-two-southern-towns-to-co.aspx

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

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/coronavirus-iran-death-toll-20000-200819103756733.html

Amlôt, Matthew, “Coronavirus: Bahrain lifts mandatory 10-day COVID-19 quarantine for all arrivals,” Al Arabiya, August 19, 2020 https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/08/10/Coronavirus-Coronavirus-Air-Arabia-reports-46-mln-loss-for-first-half-of-2020-due-to-COVID-19.html

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

https://en.idi.org.il/articles/32338

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

https://www.timesofisrael.com/century-old-vaccine-limits-covid-spread-so-bring-it-back-say-israeli-experts/

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/08/19/Coronavirus-Jeddah-shuts-down-190-shops-for-violating-COVID-19-health-protocols

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/08/19/Coronavirus-Egypt-says-all-those-entering-country-must-show-COVID-19-test-results

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

https://www.ynetnews.com/health_science/article/rkPYwBFMP

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

https://www.mei.edu/publications/lebanons-invisible-refugees-covid-19-and-beirut-port-explosion

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/08/18/Coronavirus-Lebanon-reimposes-lockdown-amid-COVID-19-spike

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/08/18/Coronavirus-Pakistan-to-conduct-trials-of-Chinese-COVID-19-vaccine-

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

https://en.idi.org.il/articles/32320

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/08/18/Coronavirus-UAE-warns-against-chlorine-dioxide-products-claiming-to-fight-COVID-19

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

https://dayan.org/content/coronavirus-syria

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

https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-trial-israeli-gargle-test-gives-covid-results-in-1-second-at-95-accuracy/

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

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/uae-israeli-companies-sign-agreement-coronavirus-200816071821555.html

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/08/16/Coronavirus-UAE-Israeli-companies-sign-R-D-agreement-to-fight-COVID-19

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/08/16/Coronavirus-Dubai-ruler-visits-COVID-19-command-and-control-center

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

https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-israel-waives-mandatory-isolation-from-20-countries-1001339475

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

https://www.ynetnews.com/health_science/article/SJS6qB8Mv

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/08/16/Coronavirus-UAE-reports-210-new-COVID-19-cases-recovery-rate-nears-89-pct

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/08/15/Coronavirus-UAE-conducts-over-77-000-COVID-19-tests-reports-two-deaths-283-cases

Abueish, Tamara, “Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia records 1,383 new COVID-19 cases, 35 new deaths,” Al Arabiya, August 14, 2020 https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/08/14/Coronavirus-Saudi-Arabia-records-1-383-new-COVID-19-cases-35-new-deaths.html

TOI Staff, “Israel’s confirmed virus cases surpass 90,000, but tests show downward trend,” Times of Israel, August 14, 2020 https://www.timesofisrael.com/israels-confirmed-virus-cases-surpass-90000-but-tests-show-downward-trend/

JT Staff, “Jaber crossing with Syria to be closed over virus concerns,” The Jordan Times August 13, 2020 https://www.jordantimes.com/news/local/jaber-crossing-syria-be-closed-over-virus-concerns

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

https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-israel-announces-green-countries-for-travel-1001339334

Stein, Ron, “Bank Hapoalim profit slumps as Covid-19 crisis bites,” GLOBES, August 13, 2020 https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-bank-hapoalim-profit-slumps-85-as-covid-19-crisis-bites-1001339189

TOI Staff, “Health chief predicts decline in COVID-19 cases in two weeks,” Times of Israel, August 13, 2020 https://www.timesofisrael.com/health-chief-predicts-decline-in-covid-19-cases-in-two-weeks/

Yanko, Adir, and Itamar Eichner, “Israel to limit number of diners at cafes but allow flights to resume,” YNET News, August 13, 2020 https://www.ynetnews.com/article/Hya7hqMzv

Al Jazeera Staff, “Lebanon sees record-high coronavirus cases and deaths,” Al Jazeera, August 12, 2020 https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/lebanon-sees-record-high-coronavirus-cases-deaths-200812063607556.html

Yanko, Adir, “Israel closes coronavirus drive-in testing centers over lack of demand,” YNET News, August 12, 2020 https://www.ynetnews.com/article/SJmXF911zP

Amlôt, Matthew, “Coronavirus: MERS experience helped Saudi Arabia fight COVID-19, health ministry says,” Al Arabiya, August 11, 2020 https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/08/11/Coronavirus-MERS-experience-helped-Saudi-Arabia-fight-COVID-19-health-ministry-says.html

Efrati, Ido, “Israeli Hospitals See First Signs of System’s Collapse From Coronavirus,” Haaretz, August 11, 2020 https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israeli-hospitals-see-first-signs-of-system-s-collapse-from-coronavirus-1.9062484

Jaffe-Hoffman, Maayan, “Coronavirus: Gov’t approves holding cultural events of up to 500 people,” The Jerusalem Post, August 11, 2020 https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/coronavirus-govt-approves-holding-cultral-events-of-up-to-500-people-638266

TOI Staff, “Israel surpasses China in total coronavirus cases as 1,766 new ones confirmed,” Times of Israel, August 11, 2020 https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-surpasses-china-in-total-coronavirus-cases-as-1766-new-ones-confirmed/

Soliman, Mohamed, “Egyptians wrap up first day of voting for new Senate amid tight coronavirus safety measures,” Ahram Online, August 11, 2020 http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/376423/Egypt/Politics-/Egyptians-wrap-up-first-day-of-voting-for-new-Sena.aspx

Ahram Staff, “Egypt’s isolation hospitals to reopen in preparation for possible second wave of COVID-19,” Ahram Online, August 10, 2020 http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/376383/Egypt/Politics-/Egypt%E2%80%99s-isolation-hospitals-to-reopen-in-preparati.aspx

Amlôt, Matthew, “Coronavirus: Air Arabia reports $46 mln loss for first half of 2020 due to COVID-19,” Al Arabiya, August 10, 2020 https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/08/10/Coronavirus-Coronavirus-Air-Arabia-reports-46-mln-loss-for-first-half-of-2020-due-to-COVID-19.html

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

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-netanyahu-education-minister-insist-school-year-will-start-on-time-despite-pandemic-1.9061210

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 https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/health-politics-and-stability-in-the-middle-east-a-covid-19-update

AFP Staff, “First coronavirus cases reported in Syria’s Al-Hol camp,” CTV News, August 6, 2020 https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/first-coronavirus-cases-reported-in-syria-s-al-hol-camp-1.5053619 

Berger, Miriam, “After Beirut blast, the race to save lives outweighs coronavirus safety” Washington Post, August 6, 2020 https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/08/06/after-beirut-blasts-race-save-lives-outweighs-coronavirus-safety/

Makki, Danny, “Syria is facing a COVID-19 catastrophe,” Middle East Institute, August 6, 2020 https://www.mei.edu/publications/syria-facing-covid-19-catastrophe

Schneider, Tal, “Israel to begin Covid-19 vaccine human trials,” GLOBES, August 6, 2020 https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-israel-to-begin-covid-19-vaccine-human-trials-1001338518

El Skaf, Souad, “Coronavirus: UAE to host world’s first Phase III clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine,” Al Arabiya, August 5, 2020 https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/08/06/Coronavirus-UAE-to-host-world-s-first-Phase-III-clinical-trials-of-VOVID-19-vaccine.html

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 https://en.idi.org.il/articles/32197

Balilty, Dan, “When Covid Subsided, Israel Reopened Its Schools. It Didn’t Go Well,” The New York Times, August 4, 2020 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/04/world/middleeast/coronavirus-israel-schools-reopen.html

BBC Staff, “Coronavirus: Iran cover-up of deaths revealed by data leak,” BBC News, August 3, 2020 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-53598965

i24NEWS, “Iranian workers strike as coronavirus infections surge,” YNET News, August 2, 2020 https://www.ynetnews.com/article/SyzdRINZD

Shwartz Altshuler, Tehilla, and Rachel Aridor Hershkowitz, “Digital contact tracing and the coronavirus: Israeli and comparative perspectives,” Brookings Institution, August 2020 https://www.brookings.edu/research/digital-contact-tracing-and-the-coronavirus-israeli-and-comparative-perspectives/

July 2020 Articles (104 pieces)

Aviram-Nitzan, Daphna, “Climate Crisis and Corona Virus Special Survey,” The Israel Democracy Institute, July 30, 2020 https://en.idi.org.il/articles/32171

Javaheri, Pedram, Nada AlTaher and Jack Guy, “Middle East grapples with heatwave during Eid and Coronavirus pandemic,” CNN, July 30, 2020 https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/30/middleeast/middle-east-heatwave-intl/index.html

Al Jazeera Staff, “Muslims begin downsized Hajj pilgrimage amid coronavirus pandemic,” Al Jazeera, July 29, 2020 https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/07/muslims-downsized-hajj-pilgrimage-coronavirus-pandemic-200729055254952.html

Amit, Hagai, “Israel Prepares for ‘Coronavirus Aliyah’ as Ministry Says Applications Rise,” Haaretz, July 28, 2020 https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israel-prepares-for-coronavirus-aliyah-as-ministry-says-applications-rise-1.9028124

Khoury, Jack, “World Bank Approves $30 Million for Palestinian COVID-19 Response,”  Haaretz, July 28, 2020 https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/palestinians/.premium-world-bank-approves-30-million-for-palestinian-covid-19-response-1.9026615

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 https://dayan.org/content/story-restaurant-during-corona-epidemic-period-crisis-businesses-arab-sector

Reuters News Agency, “Saudi Arabia posts $29bn 2Q deficit as low oil prices bite,” Al Jazeera, July 28, 2020 https://www.aljazeera.com/ajimpact/saudi-arabia-posts-29bn-2q-deficit-oil-prices-bite-200728162122078.html

Efrati, Ido, “How Israel’s Coronavirus Czar Plans to Tackle the Pandemic,” Haaretz, July 27, 2020 https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-how-israel-s-coronavirus-czar-plans-to-tackle-the-pandemic-1.9022635

Kane, Hadar, “Amazon’s Israeli Drive Takes Hit by Coronavirus, Revitalizing Local Online Retailers,” Haaretz, July 27, 2020 https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/business/.premium-amazon-s-israeli-drive-takes-hit-by-coronavirus-revitalizing-local-online-retailers-1.9025017

Reuters News Agency, “Lebanon reimposes COVID-19 lockdown as infections spike,” Al Jazeera, July 27, 2020 https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/07/lebanon-reimposes-covid-19-lockdown-infections-spike-200727192106912.html

TOI Staff, “Knesset advances bill to give stimulus checks to most Israelis,” Times of Israel, July 27, 2020 https://www.timesofisrael.com/knesset-advances-bill-to-give-stimulus-checks-to-most-israelis/

TOI Staff, “Israel records 1,021 new coronavirus patients in 24 hours, 7 deaths,” Times of Israel, July 26, 2020 https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-records-1021-new-coronavirus-patients-in-24-hours-7-deaths/

Issacharoff, Avi, “Iran regime grapples with its worst crisis, hamstrung by internal power struggle,” Times of Israel, July 25, 2020 https://www.timesofisrael.com/could-most-of-the-recent-blasts-in-iran-stem-from-an-internal-election-battle/

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

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/375204/Egypt/Politics-/Egypt-expected-to-record-Zero-coronavirus-cases-by.aspx

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 https://carnegieendowment.org/2020/07/23/how-much-will-pandemic-change-egyptian-governance-and-for-how-long-pub-82353

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/07/23/Coronavirus-UAE-repatriates-73-individuals-from-Qatar-through-Kuwait.html

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

https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-covid-19-hastens-decline-of-israels-main-street-stores-1001336949

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

https://www.jpost.com/opinion/prof-gabi-barbash-the-perfect-choice-for-coronavirus-task-force-chief-636150

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

https://www.ynetnews.com/article/rJsWdBvlD

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

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/375110/World/Region/Crisis-hits-Lebanons-hospitals,-among-the-best-in-.aspx

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

https://www.jpost.com/jerusalem-report/israeli-tour-guides-are-hit-hard-by-corona-635951

Mitnick, Joshua, “Israel’s Cautionary Coronavirus Tale,” Foreign Policy, July 22, 2020, https://foreignpolicy-com.proxy.library.emory.edu/2020/07/22/israel-coronavirus-second-wave-netanyahu/

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

https://www.ynetnews.com/article/H1EvztSlw

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/07/21/Coronavirus-Iran-reports-record-number-of-new-COVID-19-fatalities.html

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

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/375009/Egypt/Politics-/Egypts-Rameda-to-offer-drug-for-treating-critical-.aspx

Golan, Shaul, “Foreign minister wants IDF to front anti-COVID campaign,” YNET News, July 21, 2020 https://www.ynetnews.com/article/rJibHqElw

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

https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-covid-19-prompts-jews-abroad-to-seek-homes-in-israel-1001336691

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/07/21/Coronavirus-Israel-approves-cellphone-tracking-of-COVID-19-carriers-for-rest-of-year.html

Keinon, Herb, “Iran, and others, watching Israel stumble over coronavirus,” The Jerusalem Post, July 20, 2020 https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/iran-and-others-watching-israel-stumble-over-coronavirus-635708

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

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/hungarian-fm-makes-solidarity-visit-with-israel-amid-covid-19-annexation-635643

Reuters News Agency, “Israel negotiates purchase of promising COVID-19 vaccine,” YNET News, July 20, 2020 https://www.ynetnews.com/health_science/article/r1wXSEQlv

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2020/07/20/American-University-of-Beirut-lays-off-850-employees-amid-coronavirus-economic-crisi.html

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

https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-prof-gabi-barbash-to-be-named-covid-19-task-force-chief-1001336371

BESA Center Staff, “COVID-19: Crisis: Impact and Implications,” BESA Center, July 19, 2020 https://besacenter.org/mideast-security-and-policy-studies/covid-19-implications/ 

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

https://www.jpost.com/health-science/israeli-doctor-reinfected-with-coronavirus-3-months-after-recovering-635550

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

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/07/19/Coronavirus-Turkey-suspends-flights-to-Iran-amid-COVID-19-outbreak.html

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

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/374812/Egypt/Politics-/Egypts-coronavirus-cases-surpass-,.aspx

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

https://www.ynetnews.com/article/S1G5nCelv

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

https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-we-can-eradicate-covid-19-within-weeks-1001336377

Pfeffer, Anshel, “https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/.premium-covid-19-is-a-crisis-for-jewish-life-in-the-diaspora-and-a-chance-to-remake-it-1.8999114

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

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/374767/World/Region/Rouhani-says–million-Iranians-infected-with-COVID.aspx

Gerstenfeld, Manfred, “COVID-19 and the Anti-Racism Movement Are Challenging Liberal Democracy,” BESA Center, July 17, 2020 https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/covid19-democracy-racism/ 

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

https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-cabinet-approves-more-restrictions-but-no-lockdown-yet-1001336241

Yemeni, Ben-Dror “Anti-Semitism and Coronavirus: when old plague meets new,” YNET News, July 17, 2020 https://www.ynetnews.com/article/rkBUKf5yw

Al Arabiya Staff, “Coronavirus: Iran continues to struggle with 198 COVID-19 deaths and 2,500 new cases,” Al Arabiya, July 16, 2020 https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/07/16/Coronavirus-Iran-continues-to-struggle-with-198-COVID-19-deaths-and-2-500-new-cases.html

Druckman, Yaron, “Israel sees further rise in coronavirus infection rate, 4 fatalities,” YNET News, July 16, 2020, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/r1zQVG01P

Jeffay, Nathan, “Planned Weekend Lockdown Could Cause More Infections, Leading Doctor Says,” Times of Israel, July 16, 2020 https://www.timesofisrael.com/planned-weekend-lockdown-could-cause-more-infections-leading-doctor-says/

Morsy, Ahmed, “Egypt’s daily coronavirus cases stay below 1,000 for eighth day in a row,” Ahram Online, July 16, 2020 http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/374688/Egypt/Politics-/Egypts-daily-coronavirus-cases-stay-below-,-for-ei.aspx

Sharon, Jeremy, “Can Naftali Bennett lead Israel out of the coronavirus crisis?” The Jerusalem Post, July 16, 2020, https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/politics-and-diplomacy/can-naftali-bennett-lead-israel-out-of-the-coronavirus-crisis-635332

AFP, “New virus lockdown another burden for cash-strapped Palestinians,” Ahram Online, July 15, 2020 http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/374569/World/Region/New-virus-lockdown-another-burden-for-cashstrapped.aspx

Jaffe-Hoffman, Maayan, “Israel pilots coronavirus test that delivers results in 15 minutes,” The Jerusalem Post, July 15, 2020 https://www.jpost.com/health-science/israel-pilots-coronavirus-test-that-delivers-results-in-15-minutes-635196

Reuters News Agency, “Coronavirus resurgence sidelines Israel’s plans to annex part of occupied West Bank,” Al Arabiya, July 15, 2020 https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/07/15/Coronavirus-resurgence-sidelines-Israel-s-plans-to-annex-part-of-occupied-West-Bank.html

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

https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-batm-unveils-enhanced-covid-19-test-kits-1001335980 

Yanko, Adir, “Edelstein: Barring a miracle, Israel heading to a second lockdown,” YNET News, July 15, 2020 https://www.ynetnews.com/article/rJaFqMhJD

AFP, “Iran reports 179 new virus deaths,” Ahram Online, July 14, 2020 http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/374439/World/Region/-Iran-reports–new-virus-deaths.aspx

AFP, “Thailand halts flights after Egyptian soldier breaks quarantine with coronavirus,” Al Arabiya, July 14, 2020 https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/07/14/Thailand-halts-flights-after-Egyptian-soldier-breaks-quarantine-with-coronavirus.html

Ahram Online Staff, “Egypt reports 929 new coronavirus cases, 73 deaths on Tuesday,” Ahram Online, July 14, 2020 http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/374476/Egypt/Politics-/Egypt-reports–new-coronavirus-cases,–deaths-on-T.aspx

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

https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-israeli-tech-collaborates-on-covid-19-challenges-1001335741 

Fazeli, Yaghoub, “Iran will execute people who deliberately spread coronavirus: Judiciary official,” Al Arabiya, July 14, 2020 https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/07/15/Iran-will-execute-people-who-deliberately-spread-coronavirus-Judiciary-official-.html

Hoffman, Gill, “Fewer immigrants could come to Israel because of coronavirus – MKs,” The Jerusalem Post, July 14, 2020 https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/fewer-immigrants-could-come-to-israel-because-of-coronavirus-mks-635024

Jaffe-Hoffman, Maayan, “Hebrew U. scientist: Drug could eradicate COVID-19 from lungs in days,” The Jerusalem Post, July 14, 2020 https://www.jpost.com/health-science/hebrew-u-scientist-drug-could-eradicate-covid-19-from-lungs-in-days-635028

Keinon, Herb, “Coronavirus crisis: Where in the world is Gantz?” The Jerusalem Post, July 14, 2020 https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/coronavirus-crisis-where-in-the-world-is-gantz-634915

Reuters News Agency, “Coronavirus: Crisis-hit Moroccans join ‘informal economy’ as job market shrinks,” Al Arabiya, July 14, 2020 https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/07/14/Coronavirus-Crisis-hit-Moroccans-join-informal-economy-as-job-market-shrinks.html

Reuters News Agency, “Iraqi children’s hospital fighting to keep cancer patients safe from COVID-19,” Ahram Online, July 14, 2020 http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/374477/World/Region/Iraqi-childrens-hospital-fighting-to-keep-cancer-p.aspx

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

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/16-arrested-protesting-coronavirus-lockdown-of-haredi-jlem-neighborhood-634950

Serrieh, Joanne, “Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia sees stability in confirmed, critical cases, spokesman says,” Al Arabiya, July 14, 2020, https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/07/14/Coronavirus-Saudi-Arabia-COVID-19-cases-have-stabilized-spokesman-says.html

Yanko, Adir, “Israel fails to supply medical teams with PPE amid virus, review finds,” YNET News, July 14, 2020, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/BJ5007BikP

Yanko, Adir, “Israel sets worrying new record with 1,681 coronavirus cases in 24 hours,” YNET News, July 14, 2020, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/HJ6qqC5yw

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

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/374339/Egypt/Politics-/EgyptAir-offers-discounted-tickets-of-up-to–for-m.aspx

Ashkenazi, Shani, “Health Ministry chief: 2,100 cases in just over 36 hours,” GLOBES, July 13, 2020, https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-health-ministry-chief-2100-cases-in-just-over-36-hours-1001335671

Gil-ad, Hadar, “Pandemic leaves thousands of Israelis fighting to feed their family,” YNET News, July 13, 2020, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/SJQ300YYJD 

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

https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-bennett-benefits-as-government-stumbles-on-covid-19-1001335606 

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

https://www.ynetnews.com/article/SyhUV2ukP 

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

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/3/12/374302/Business/Economy/Egypt-dealing-with-COVID-impacts-by-increasing-inv.aspx

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

https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-amazon-cuts-charges-for-shipping-to-israel-1001335445 

Abueish, Tamara, “Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia records 3,036 new COVID-19 cases, 3,211 recoveries,” Al Arabiya, July 8, 2020 https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/07/08/Coronavirus-Saudi-Arabia-records-3-036-new-COVID-19-cases-3-211-recoveries.html

Elran, Meir, “For the Love of God, don’t let ID manage coronavirus crisis,” YNET News, July 8, 2020 https://www.ynetnews.com/article/rJPIhPXJD

Rudnitzky, Arik, “Arab Society in Israel and the Coronavirus Crisis,” Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, July 8, 2020 https://dayan.org/content/arab-society-israel-and-coronavirus-crisis 

Jensen, Sterling and Waleed Al-Rawi, “Iraq’s Silver Lining Amid the Pandemic,” Carnegie Middle East Center, July 7, 2020 https://carnegie-mec.org/2020/07/07/iraq-s-silver-lining-amid-pandemic-pub-82248 

Salem, Ola, “Egypt’s Social Media Discovered Its Coronavirus Crisis,” Foreign Policy, July 7, 2020 https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/07/07/egypts-social-media-discovered-its-coronavirus-crisis/ 

Zilber, Neri “Israel’s Short-Lived ‘Victory’ Over Coronavirus,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, July 7, 2020 https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/israels-short-lived-victory-over-coronavirus

Ashkenazi, Shani, “Israel loses Covid-19 advantage,” GLOBES, July 6, 2020 https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-israel-loses-covid-19-advantage-1001334749

Hoffman, Gil, “Lapid: Coronavirus management ‘humiliating national failure,” The Jerusalem Post, July 6, 2020 https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/lapid-coronavirus-management-humiliating-national-failure-634041

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

https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-israels-cabinet-tightens-restrictions-1001334850 

El-Din, Gamal Essam, “Egypt has lost EGP 130bln in state revenues due to coronavirus, finance minister tells MPs,” Ahram Online, July 5, 2020 http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/3/12/373697/Business/Economy/Egypt-has-lost-EGP–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 https://www.ynetnews.com/article/S1nzyBJJv

Dorsey, James, “Facing a Pandemic of Crises, Few Middle Eastern Leaders Step Up,” BESA Center, July 3, 2020 https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/pandemic-crises-middle-east/

Naar, Ismaeel, “UAE Announces 400 New Coronavirus Cases, One Death,” Al Arabiya, July 3, 2020  https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/07/03/UAE-announces-400-new-coronavirus-cases-one-death.html

TOI Staff, “PM Declares ‘Major Outbreak’ as Active Virus Cases Soar past 10,000 for 1st Time,” Times of Israel, July 3, 2020 https://www.timesofisrael.com/pm-declares-major-outbreak-as-active-virus-cases-soar-past-10000-for-1st-time/ 

TOI Staff, “Ultra-Orthodox, Arab Neighborhoods Again Centers of Jerusalem Virus Surge,” Times of Israel, July 3, 2020 https://www.timesofisrael.com/ultra-orthodox-arab-neighborhoods-again-centers-of-jerusalem-virus-surge/

Abueish, Tamara, “Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia Detects 3,383 New COVID-19 Cases, 54 deaths,” Al Arabiya, July 2, 2020 https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/07/02/Coronavirus-Saudi-Arabia-detects-3-383-new-COVID-19-cases-54-deaths-.html

Abueish, Tamara, “Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia’s Hospitals Invited to Participate in Four Clinical Trials,” Al Arabiya, July 2, 2020 https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/07/02/Coronavirus-Saudi-Arabia-s-hospitals-invited-to-participate-in-four-clinical-trials-.html

Al Arabiya Staff, “Coronavirus: Iran’s COVID-19 Death Toll Surpasses 11,000,” Al Arabiya, July 2, 2020 https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/07/02/Coronavirus-Iran-s-COVID-19-death-toll-surpasses-11-000-.html

Bennett, Naftali, “Bennett to ‘Post’: 15 Emergency Measures to Save Israel from Coronavirus,” The Jerusalem Post, July 2, 2020  https://www.jpost.com/opinion/bennett-to-post-15-emergency-measures-to-save-israel-from-coronavirus-633676

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

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-as-coronavirus-cases-rise-health-ministry-jealously-guards-data-harming-response-1.8964018

Keinon, Herb, “Israel is Juggling COVID-19, Annexation and Iran – Analysis,” The Jerusalem Post, July 2, 2020 https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/israel-is-juggling-covid-19-annexation-and-iran-analysis-633675

Khalid, Tuqa, “Saudi Arabia Sets New Coronavirus Protocols for Funerals, Weddings, Women’s Salons,” Al Arabiya, July 2, 2020 https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/07/02/Saudi-Arabia-sets-new-coronavirus-protocols-for-funerals-weddings-women-s-salons.html

Reuters News Agency, “Coronavirus and sanctions hit Iran’s support of proxies in Iraq,” The Jerusalem Post, July 2, 2020  https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/iran-news/coronavirus-and-sanctions-hit-irans-support-of-proxies-in-iraq-633640

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  https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/07/middle-east-critical-threshold-coronavirus-crisis-200701174842532.html

Bob, Yonah Jeremy, “Knesset reinstates Shin Bet surveillance of coronavirus infected citizens,” The Jerusalem Post, July 1, 2020 https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/knesset-reinstates-shin-bet-coronavirus-surveillance-of-infected-citizens-633506

Breiner, Josh, “Israel Police to Carry Out Weekend Coronavirus Enforcement Operation as Cases Rise,” Haaretz, July 1, 2020  https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israel-police-to-carry-out-weekend-coronavirus-enforcement-operation-as-cases-rise-1.8965839

Harel, Amos, “Israel Is Paying the Price for Netanyahu Refusing to Appoint a ‘Corona Czar,’” Haaretz, July 1, 2020 https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israel-is-paying-the-price-for-netanyahu-refusing-to-appoint-a-corona-czar-1.8960583?utm_source=traffic.outbrain.com&utm_medium=referrer&utm_campaign=outbrain_organic

Khoury, Jack, “Palestinian Authority Announces Full Lockdown as West Bank Coronavirus Cases Spike,” Haaretz, July 1, 2020 https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/palestinians/.premium–1.8963870

TOI Staff, “859 new cases confirmed, in Israel highest 24-hour tally since COVID-19 struck,” Times of Israel, July 1, 2020 https://www.timesofisrael.com/859-new-virus-cases-confirmed-in-highest-24-hour-tally-since-outbreak-started/

June 2020 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 https://www.mei.edu/publications/yemens-botched-pandemic-response-and-fragile-conflict-dynamics-allow-covid-19-spread

Jeffay, Nathan, “Their best shots: Israeli efforts to invent a coronavirus vaccine, explained,” Times of Israel, June 30, 2020  https://www.timesofisrael.com/their-best-shots-israeli-efforts-to-invent-a-coronavirus-vaccine-explained/

Ashkenazi, Gabi, “Gabi Ashkenazi – Israel’s Foreign Minister faces 3 main challenges,” The Jerusalem Post, June 29, 2020 https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/gabi-ashkenazi-israels-foreign-minister-faces-3-main-challenges-633153

Efrati, Ido, “Israel Launches Antibody Testing to Determine Scope of Coronavirus Infection,” Haaretz, June 29, 2020 https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israel-launches-nationwide-coronavirus-antibody-test-1.8955607

TOI Staff, “Ailing business owners to get new NIS 2 billion coronavirus aid package,” Times of Israel, June 29, 2020 https://www.timesofisrael.com/ailing-business-owners-to-get-new-nis-2-billion-coronavirus-aid-package/

TOI Staff, “Widespread serological testing of public for coronavirus antibodies kicks off,” Times of Israel, June 29, 2020 https://www.timesofisrael.com/widespread-serological-testing-of-public-for-coronavirus-antibodies-kicks-off/

Al Jazeera Staff, “Pakistan producing own ventilators as COVID-19 cases rise,” Aljazeera, June 28, 2020 https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/06/pakistan-producing-ventilators-covid-19-cases-rise-200628091242236.html

Jeffay, Nathan, “‘It’s frightening’: Doctors say half of ‘cured’ COVID patients still suffer,” Times of Israel, June 28, 2020 https://www.timesofisrael.com/its-frightening-doctors-say-half-of-cured-covid-patients-still-suffer/

Koseoglu, Sinem, “COVID-19 lockdowns take toll on Turkey tea harvest,” Al jazeera, June 28, 2020 https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/06/covid-19-lockdowns-toll-turkey-tea-harvest-200628111411353.html

“https://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2020/06/26/pr20248-egypt-imf-executive-board-approves-12-month-us-5-2billion-stand-by-arrangement

Associated Press, “Israel Announces Coronavirus Partnership With U.A.E.,” The New York Times, June 25, 2020 https://www.nytimes.com/video/world/middleeast/100000007209990/israel-uae-coronavirus-partnership.html?searchResultPosition=1

Soliman, Mohammed, “Egypt’s path forward from the pandemic’s economic fallout,” The Middle East Institute, June 23, 2020 https://www.mei.edu/publications/egypts-path-forward-pandemics-economic-fallout

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 https://carnegieendowment.org/2020/06/22/coronavirus-reveals-tunisia-s-revolutionary-gains-for-women-only-exist-on-paper-pub-82151

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 https://dayan.org/content/gcc-states-and-coronavirus-between-coronaphobia-and-economic-shock

Abueish, Tamara, “Coronavirus Cases in Saudi Arabia Surpass 150,000 after 4,301 New Cases Detected,” Al Arabiya, June 19, 2020, https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/06/19/Coronavirus-cases-in-Saudi-Arabia-surpass-150-000-after-4-301-new-cases-detected.html

Abueish, Tamara, “Saudi Arabia to Resume Domestic Tourism Starting from June 21,” Al Arabiya, June 19, 2020, https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/06/19/Coronavirus-Saudi-Arabia-to-resume-domestic-tourism-starting-from-June-21.html

Haaretz Staff, “Coronavirus Israel Live: Israel Tops 20,000 Confirmed Cases,” Haaretz, June 19, 2020 https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/coronavirus-israel-live-new-hot-spots-emerging-in-south-tel-aviv-jaffa-1.8921483

Harel, Amos, “Israel’s ‘Coronavirus Cabinet’ Faces a Tough Dilemma – and Public Disobedience,” Haaretz, June 19, 2020, https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israel-s-coronavirus-cabinet-faces-a-tough-dilemma-and-public-disobedience-1.8932332 

TOI Staff, “Israel Records Nearly 350 New Coronavirus Cases in One Day, in First Since April,” Times of Israel, June 19, 2020, https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-records-over-300-new-cases-in-one-day-in-first-since-april/

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 https://carnegieendowment.org/2020/06/18/egypt-faces-pandemic-politics-rights-and-global-dynamics-event-7353

Gerstenfeld, Manfred, “Post-Coronavirus Societies: Where We are Right Now,” BESA Center, June 17, 2020, https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/post-coronavirus-societies/

Halon, Eytan, “Tour Operators Appeal to Netanyahu to Rescue Tourism Industry,” Jerusalem Post, June 17, 2020, https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/tour-operators-appeal-to-netanyahu-to-rescue-tourism-industry-631784

Keyser, Zachary, “Israeli AI Firm that Offers Early COVID-19 Detection Receives FDA Approval,” Jerusalem Post, June 17, 2020, https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/israeli-medtech-firm-specializing-in-early-detection-of-covid-19-receives-fda-approval-631752

Salahi, Reem, “Syrians Respond to COVID-19 with Renewed Volunteer and Community Efforts,” Middle East Institute, June 17, 2020,  https://www.mei.edu/publications/syrians-respond-covid-19-renewed-volunteer-and-community-efforts

Efrati, Ido, “Israel Set to Seal Multi-million Deal on Unapproved Coronavirus Vaccine,” Haaretz, June 16, 2020 https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israel-close-to-buying-high-priced-unapproved-coronavirus-vaccines-1.8923312

World Bank Staff, “Morocco: Stepping up to the COVID-19 Pandemic Outbreak,” World Bank, June 16, 2020 https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2020/06/16/morocco-stepping-up-to-the-covid-19-pandemic-outbreak

Ali, Zulfiqar, “Coronavirus: Has a Second Wave of Infections Hit Iran?” BBC News, June 15, 2020 https://www.bbc.com/news/52959756

Karakas, Burcu, “Violence Against Women in Turkey during COVID-19,” Middle East Institute, June 15, 2020https://www.mei.edu/publications/violence-against-women-turkey-during-covid-19

Karasapan, Omer, “Yemen and COVID-19: The Pandemic Exacts Its Devastating Toll,” Brookings Institution, June 15, 2020 https://www.brookings.edu/blog/future-development/2020/06/15/yemen-and-covid-19-the-pandemic-exacts-its-devastating-toll/

Schulman, Roy, “COVID-19 and the Post-Truth Age: The Role of Facts in Public Policy,” INSS, June 15, 2020 https://www.inss.org.il/publication/coronavirus-and-post-truth-seminar/

Halawa, Hafsa, “The gendered impact of COVID-19 in the Middle East,” Middle East Institute, June 11, 2020 https://www.mei.edu/policy-analysis

Kalin, Stephen, and Rory Jones, “Middle East’s Coronavirus Surge Shows Pandemic’s Shift to Developing World,” Wall Street Journal, June 11, 2020 https://www.wsj.com/articles/middle-easts-coronavirus-surge-shows-pandemics-shift-to-developing-world-11591893467

Al-Mustafa, Muhsen, “Fighting on Two Fronts,” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, June 9, 2020 https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/81997

OECD Staff, “COVID-19 Crisis Response in MENA Countries,” OECD, June, 9, 2020 http://www.oecd.org/coronavirus/policy-responses/covid-19-crisis-response-in-mena-countries-4b366396/

Segall, Michael, “Iran’s President Rouhani: Coronavirus Will be Here for a Long Time,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, June 8, 2020 https://jcpa.org/irans-president-rouhani-coronavirus-will-be-here-for-a-long-time/

Edmunds, Donna Rachel, “Israeli Study Points to Nicotine As A Potential Therapeutic for COVID-19,” Jerusalem Post, June 7, 2020 https://www.jpost.com/health-science/more-studies-point-to-nicotine-as-a-potential-therapeutic-for-covid-19-630576

Jaffe-Hoffman, Maayan, “Israel Inaugurates First ‘Blue-and-White’ COVID-19 Mask Production Line,” Jerusalem Post, June 7, 2020 https://www.jpost.com/health-science/israel-inaugurates-first-blue-and-white-covid-19-masks-production-line-630597

Younes, Ali, “Jordan Takes Major Step Towards Post-Coronavirus Normality,” Al Jazeera, June 5, 2020 https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/06/jordan-takes-major-step-post-coronavirus-normality-200605184050646.html

Walsh, Declan, “Coronavirus Rips into Regions Previously Spared,” New York Times, June 4, , 2020 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/04/world/middleeast/coronavirus-egypt-america-africa-asia.html

Chaziza, Mordechai, “Coronavirus, China, and the Middle East,” BESA Center, June 2, 2020 https://besacenter.org/mideast-security-and-policy-studies/coronavirus-china-middle-east/

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 https://www.inss.org.il/publication/gulf-states-economy/

Tzogopoulos, George N., “Government Accountability Is Being Tested in the Age of Coronavirus,” BESA Center, June 1, 2020 https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/coronavirus-government-accountability/

“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 https://dayan.org/content/coronavirus-middle-east-state-and-society-time-crisis

May 2020 Articles (71 pieces)

Abueish, Tamara, “Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia detects 1,877 new cases, raising total to 85,261,” Al Arabiya, May 31, 2020 https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/05/31/Coronavirus-Saudi-Arabia-detects-1-877-new-cases-raising-total-to-85-261.html

AFP, “Iran struggles to contain coronavirus as cases surpass 150,000,” Al Arabiya, May 31, 2020 https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/05/31/Iran-struggles-to-contain-coronavirus-as-cases-surpass-150-000.html

Amlôt, Matthew, “Dubai’s Emirates airline plans to cut staff amid coronavirus crisis,” Al Arabiya, May 31, 2020 https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/05/31/Dubai-s-Emirates-airline-plans-to-cut-staff-amid-coronavirus-crisis.html

BBC Staff, “Coronavirus: Famous mosques reopen in Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem,” BBC News, May 31, 2020 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-52868291?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.com/news/explainers&link_location=live-reporting-story

Reuters News Agency, “Coronavirus: Egypt confirms new daily record of 1,289 new COVID-19 cases,” Al Arabiya, May 30, 2020 https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/05/30/Coronavirus-Egypt-confirms-new-daily-record-of-1-289-new-COVID-19-cases.html

Guerin, Orla, “Coronavirus: How Turkey took control of Covid-19 emergency,” BBC News, May 29, 2020 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-52831017

Hadjicostis, Menelaos, “Cyprus Pledges to Cover ‘All Costs’ for Tourists Who Test Positive for COVID-19 While on Vacation,” TIME, May 28, 2020 https://time.com/5844179/cyprus-sponsors-covid-tourists/

Harel, Amos, “Israel’s COVID-19 Experts: The Lockdown Saved the Country, but Steps Are Needed to Avert Another,” Haaretz, May 28, 2020 https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israel-s-covid-experts-lockdown-saved-country-steps-are-needed-to-avert-another-1.8879376

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 https://time.com/5843732/yemen-covid19-invisible-crisis/

Maltz, Judy, “Aliyah in the Time of Coronavirus: Meet the Immigrants Who Moved to Israel During a Pandemic,” Haaretz, May 28, 2020 https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-meet-the-immigrants-who-moved-to-israel-during-coronavirus-pandemic-1.8876334

AFP, “Coronavirus: 15 Syrian refugees in east Lebanon test positive,” Al Arabiya, May 27, 2020 https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/05/27/Coronavirus-15-Syrian-refugees-in-east-Lebanon-test-positive.html

Breakstone, David, “COVID-19 and the Jewish Question,” The Jerusalem Post, May 27, 2020 https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/covid-19-and-the-jewish-question-629432

“Online International Conference: COVID-19 and the Post-Truth Era – The Role of Facts in Public Policy,” INSS, May 27, 2020  https://www.inss.org.il/event/coronavirus-and-post-truth/ 

Patience, Martin, “Coronavirus: Lebanon’s woes worsen as country pushed to the brink,” BBC News, May 27, 2020 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-52756418

Shani, Ayelett, “When It Comes to Emergency Preparedness, Japan and Israel Have Something in Common,” Haaretz, May 27, 2020 https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-when-it-comes-to-emergency-preparedness-japan-and-israel-have-something-in-common-1.8877646

BBC Staff, “Coronavirus: Egypt doctors accuse government over medics’ deaths,” BBC News, May 26, 2020 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-52805743

Yaron, Lee, “Proposed Bill Would Abolish Benefit Cuts for Most Vulnerable Israelis Affected by Coronavirus,” Haaretz, May 26, 2020 https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-bill-would-abolish-benefit-cuts-for-most-vulnerable-israelis-affected-by-coronavirus-1.8874143

BBC Staff, “Coronavirus: Iran reopens Shia Muslim shrines after two-month closure,” BBC News, May 25, 2020 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-52797959

Rivlin, Paul, “Coronavirus, Oil and the Middle East,” Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, May 25, 2020 https://dayan.org/content/coronavirus-oil-and-middle-east

Associated Press, “Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulcher Reopens After Coronavirus Closure,” Haaretz, May 24, 2020 https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/jerusalem-s-holy-sepulcher-reopens-after-coronavirus-closure-1.8868525

BBC Staff, “Coronavirus: Yemen’s healthcare system ‘in effect collapsed’,” BBC News, May 22, 2020 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-52769919?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.com/news/world/middle_east&link_location=live-reporting-story

Detsch, Jack, and Robbie Gramer, “Trump Administration Says Iran Could Exit Syria Amid Pandemic,” Foreign Policy, May 21, 2020 https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/05/21/trump-iran-syria-exit-coronavirus-pandemic/

Singh, Manjari, “The Influence of Coronovirus on Diplomatic Relations: Iran, China, Gulf Arabs and India,” Washington Institute, May 21, 2020  https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/Coronavirus-Diplomacy-Trade-Iran-China-Gulf-States-India

Shusterman, Noa, “The Economic Challenge in the Palestinian Authority following COVID-19,” The Institute for National Security Studies, May 20, 2020 https://www.inss.org.il/publication/the-pa-economic-situation-after-corona/?offset=2&posts=undefined&outher=undefined&from_date=undefined&to_date=undefined

Sen, Ashish Kumar, “Pakistan’s Battle with Coronavirus Reveals Governance Challenges,” United States Institute of Peace, May 19, 2020 https://www.usip.org/publications/2020/05/pakistans-battle-coronavirus-reveals-governance-challenges

Abueish, Tamara, “Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia reports 2,736 new cases, conducts up to 18,000 tests daily,” Al Arabiya, May 17, 2020 https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/05/17/Coronavirus-Saudi-Arabia-2-736-new-cases-conducts-15-000-to-18-000-tests-daily.html

AFP, “Iran’s coronavirus death toll rises to nearly 7,000: Health ministry spokesman,” Al Arabiya, May 17, 2020 https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/05/17/Iran-s-coronavirus-death-toll-rises-to-nearly-7-000-Health-ministry-spokesman-.html

CGTN Staff, “COVID-19 Global Roundup: The Political side effects in the Middle East,” May 17, 2020 https://news.cgtn.com/news/2020-05-17/Covid-19-Global-Roundup-The-political-side-effects-in-the-Middle-East-QyGicQAzPW/index.html

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  https://www.inss.org.il/publication/coronavirus-survey/?offset=3&posts=56&subject=1218

Khalid, Tuqa, “Saudi Arabia’s coronavirus death rate, critical cases lowest in world: Minister,” Al Arabiya, May 17, 2020 https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/05/17/Saudi-Arabia-has-one-of-world-s-lowest-coronavirus-death-rates-critical-cases-Min.html

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 https://www.idc.ac.il/en/research/ips/pages/insights/michael-milshtein-15-5-20.aspx

Reuters News Agency, “Eid amid coronavirus: Egypt to impose movement restrictions,” Al Arabiya, May 17, 2020 https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/05/17/Eid-amid-coronavirus-Egypt-to-impose-movement-restrictions.html

Diaz-Prinz, Juan, “Yes, we can meet on online. But can we negotiate peace there?” United States Institute of Peace, May 15, 2020 https://www.usip.org/blog/2020/05/yes-we-can-meet-online-can-we-negotiate-peace-there

Rahman, Shafiqur, “First Coronavirus Case Confirmed in Crowded Rohingya Refugee Camps,” TIME, May 15, 2020 https://time.com/5837270/coronavirus-rohingya-bangladesh-refugee-camp/

Eran, Oded, and Shimon Stein, “Israel’s Foreign Policy in the Post-Covid-19 Era,” INSS, May 13, 2020 https://www.inss.org.il/publication/foreign-policy-in-time-of-corona/

IMF Country Focus. “Covid-19 Poses Formidable Threat for Fragile States in the Middle East and North Africa,” International Monetary Fund, May 13, 2020 https://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2020/05/13/na051320-covid-19-poses-formidable-threat-for-fragile-states-in-the-middle-east-and-north-africa

Patience, Martin, “Coronavirus: Lebanon begins ‘total’ shutdown as cases increase,” BBC News, May 13, 2020 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-52637725

Salman, Zeena, “What It’s Like to Celebrate Ramadan Under Coronavirus Lockdown in the West Bank,” TIME, May 13, 2020 https://time.com/5833500/ramadan-lockdown-coronavirus/

Associated Press, “Doctors and nurses suffered as Iran ignored virus concerns,” YNET News, May 12, 2020 https://www.ynetnews.com/article/HyTguRP9L

Brun, Itai, and Amos Yadlin, “Updated Strategic Assessment (Coronavirus) for Israel for 2020 and Recommendations for the New Government,” INSS, May 12, 2020  https://www.inss.org.il/publication/updated-strategic-survey-for-israel/

Efrati, Ido, “26-hour-shifts, Confusion and Exhaustion: Israel’s Medical Residents Describe a Disaster in the Making,” Haaretz, May 12, 2020 https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-working-26-straight-hours-resident-doctors-demand-shorter-shifts-1.8839773

Hoffman, Adam, and Roie Yellinek, “The Middle East and China: Trust in the time of COVID-19,” Middle East Institute, May 12, 2020 https://www.mei.edu/publications/middle-east-and-china-trust-time-covid-19

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 https://jcpa.org/article/resilience-stringency-of-restrictions-and-psychological-consequences-of-covid-19-in-israel/

Al-Sharafat, Saud, “Securitization of the Coronavirus Crisis in Jordan: Successes and Limitations,” The Washington Institute, May 11, 2020 https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/COVID-19-Jordan-Middle-East-Securitization

Chankvetadze, Natia, and Ketevan Murusidze, “Challenges of COVID-19 in areas of protracted conflict,” Middle East Institute, May 11, 2020 https://www.mei.edu/publications/challenges-covid-19-areas-protracted-conflict

Efrati, Ido, “Israeli Researchers Pinpoint What Happens to Seriously Ill Coronavirus Patients,” Haaretz, May 11, 2020 https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israeli-researchers-pinpoint-what-happens-to-seriously-ill-coronavirus-patients-1.8833677

Maqsood, Neha, “On the Coronavirus, Pakistan’s Government Is Missing in Action,” Foreign Policy News, May 11, 2020 https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/05/11/on-coronavirus-pakistans-government-is-missing-in-action/

Bekdil, Burak, “Turkey: Post Coronavirus Challenges Are Likely to Hurt,” BESA Center, May 10, 2020 https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/turkey-coronavirus-challenges/ 

Inbar, Efraim, “Coronavirus has not changed the Middle East,” The Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, May 10, 2020 https://jiss.org.il/en/inbar-coronavirus-has-not-changed-the-middle-east/

Ahmed, Raed, “The Religious Dimension of Iraq’s Coronavirus Response,” The Washington Institute, May 8, 2020 https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/Iraq-Coronavirus-Religion-Sunni-Shia

Efrati, Ido, “What We Did Right: Israeli Doctors Explain How They Beat the Coronavirus,” Haaretz, May 8, 2020 https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-what-we-did-right-israeli-doctors-explain-how-they-beat-coronavirus-1.8849374

Cahill, Ben, “Gulf States: Managing the Oil Crash,” Center for Strategic and International Studies, May 7, 2020 https://www.csis.org/analysis/gulf-states-managing-oil-crash

Hacohen, Gershon, “Coronavirus and the Modern State,” BESA Center, May 7, 2020 https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/coronavirus-and-the-modern-state/

Kam, Ephraim, “Iran, the Coronavirus Crisis, and the Consolidation in Syria,” The Institute for National Security Studies, May 7, 2020   https://www.inss.org.il/publication/iran-syria-and-the-coronavirus/?offset=3&posts=51&subject=1218

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 https://jcpa.org/bbc-irgc-affiliated-mahan-air-is-to-blame-for-spreading-the-coronavirus-in-the-middle-east/

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 https://www.inss.org.il/publication/coronavirus-and-the-intelligence-community/?offset=4&posts=51&subject=1218

Abdalfatah, Mohammed, “COVID-19 Crisis – Business as Usual for Gaza?” Chatham House, May 6, 2020 https://www.chathamhouse.org/expert/comment/covid-19-crisis-business-usual-gaza

Jackson, Ashley, “For the Taliban, the Pandemic Is a Ladder,” Foreign Policy News, May 6, 2020 https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/05/06/taliban-afghanistan-coronavirus-pandemic/

Lerman, Eran, “Major upheavals due to coronavirus pose challenges for US-Israel relationship,” The Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, May 6, 2020  https://jiss.org.il/en/lerman-major-upheavals-due-to-coronavirus/

Mizrahi, Orna, and Yoram Schweitzer, “The Israel-Hezbollah Confrontation amidst the Coronavirus Crisis,” The Institute for National Security Studies, May 6, 2020 https://www.inss.org.il/publication/israel-hizbollah-and-the-coronavirus/?offset=5&posts=51&subject=1218

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 https://jiss.org.il/en/jiss-coronavirus-in-the-middle-east-a-review-and-assessment/

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 https://www.inss.org.il/publication/coronavirus-and-antisemitism/?offset=1&posts=undefined&outher=undefined&from_date=undefined&to_date=undefined

Ibrahim, Nader, Owen Pinnell, and Manisha Ganguly, “Coronavirus by Air: The spread of Covid-19 in the Middle East,” BBC News, May 5, 2020 https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-middle-east-52537663/coronavirus-by-air-the-spread-of-covid-19-in-the-middle-east

Inbar, Efraim, “China’s coronavirus cover-up and the implications for Israel,” The Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, May 5, 2020 https://jiss.org.il/en/inbar-chinas-coronavirus-cover-up-implications-for-israel/

Kalian, Yousif, “Iraq and its Minorities Face a New Challenge with Coronavirus,” United States Institute of Peace, May 5, 2020 https://www.usip.org/publications/2020/05/iraq-and-its-minorities-face-new-challenge-coronavirus

Laor, Efraim, and Gershon Hacohen, “Coronavirus: Improvisation is the Key to a Successful Response,” BESA Center, May 5, 2020 https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/coronavirus-improvisation/

Ronel, Asaf, and Ido Efrati, “Labs in Israel and Abroad Report Progress Towards Coronavirus Antibody Therapy,” Haaretz, May 5, 2020 https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/science/.premium-labs-in-israel-and-abroad-report-progress-towards-coronavirus-antibody-treatment-1.8823071

Shragai, Nadav, “Stopping the Spread of the Coronavirus at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, May 5, 2020 https://jcpa.org/stopping-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-at-the-temple-mount-in-jerusalem/

Dorsey, James, “Coronavirus Threatens to Drive Wedge into US-Gulf Relations,” BESA Center, May 4, 2020 https://besacenter.org/author/dorsey/#.XrE8OqhKiUkGershon

INSS, “The Coronavirus and the US Jewish Community: Setbacks, Strategies, and the Silver Lining,” INSS Podcast, May 3, 2020 https://soundcloud.com/inss2006/the-coronavirus-and-the-us-jewish-community-setbacks-strategies-and-the-silver-lining

Abdel-Tawwab, Ahmed, “Covid-19 and Education: What are the lessons for reform of education in Egypt,” Al-Ahram Online, May 1, 2020 http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContentP/4/368212/Opinion/Covid-and-education.aspx

April 2020 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 https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/arab-health-ministers-discuss-fighting-covid-19

Atef, Maged, “Egypt’s Bitter Options in the Face of Coronavirus,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 30, 2020 https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/Egypt-Coronavirus-Transparency-Response-Madbouly-Sisi

Bobseine, Haley, “Waiting for the bad to get worse: Lebanon in the time of corona,” Middle East Institute, April 30, 2020 https://www.mei.edu/publications/waiting-bad-get-worse-lebanon-time-corona

Tol, Gönül, and Dimitar Bechev, “Can corona diplomacy cure Turkey’s foreign policy isolation, Middle East Institute, April 29, 2020 https://www.mei.edu/publications/can-corona-diplomacy-cure-turkeys-foreign-policy-isolation

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 https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/coronavirus-netanyahu-ben-gurion/

Qandil, Mohamed Mokhtar, “Terrorism and Coronavirus: Hyberbole, Idealism and Ignorance (ISIS and al-Qaeda),” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 28, 2020 https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/Terrorism-Extremism-Coronavirus-ISIS-Al-Qaeda-Resurgence-COVID-19

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/iraq/.premium-in-iraq-the-coronavirus-crisis-is-looking-for-a-government-to-manage-it-1.8800666

Schweitzer, Yoram, and Aviad Mendelboim, “Salafi-Jihadists and the Coronavirus Pandemic,” INSS, April 27, 2020 https://www.inss.org.il/publication/coronavirus-and-jihadi-groups/

Tzoreff, Yohanan, and Kobi Michael, “Israel and Hamas: From Corona to Prisoners and a Possible Arrangement,” INSS, April 27, 2020 https://www.inss.org.il/publication/israel-and-hamas-from-corona-to-prisoners-and-a-possible-arrangement/

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/iran/.premium-as-iran-tries-to-project-business-as-usual-the-coronavirus-inflames-tension-1.8794945

Alaaldin, Ranj, “COVID-19 will Prolong Conflict in the Middle East,” April 24, 2020 Brookings Institution, April 24, 2020 https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2020/04/24/covid-19-will-prolong-conflict-in-the-middle-east/

Fassihi, Farnza, “Cheap Oil Poses New Quandry for Iran as It Relaxes, Virus Lockdown,” New York Times, April 23, 2020 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/23/world/middleeast/iran-coronavirus-oil.html

INSS Staff, “[Audio panel discussion] Iran in the Corona Era: Implications for Israel’s National Security,” INSS, April 23, 2020 https://www.inss.org.il/event/iran-coronavirus/

Jalal, Rasha Abou, “How is Palestine dealing with added hunger, poverty from COVID-19?” Al Monitor, April 23, 2020 https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/04/palestinian-poor-families-government-plans-coronavirus.html

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 https://www.inss.org.il/publication/ramadan-in-times-of-corona/

Tsurkov, Elizabeth, and Qussal Jukhadar, “Ravaged by war, Syria’s health care system is utterly unprepared for pandemic,” Middle East Institute, April 23, 2020 https://www.mei.edu/publications/ravaged-war-syrias-health-care-system-utterly-unprepared-pandemic

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/04/rouhani-iran-skeptics-coronavirus-pandemic.html#ixzz6KOSS7Tx6

Eran, Oded, “A Gloomy Forecast for the Middle East following the Coronavirus Crisis,” INSS, April 22, 2020 https://www.inss.org.il/publication/the-coronavirus-crisis-in-the-middle-east/

Feuer, Sara, “Corona in the Casbah: The Pandemic’s Destabilizing Impact on Algeria,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 22, 2020 https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/corona-in-the-casbah-the-pandemics-destabilizing-impact-on-algeria

Plocker, Sever, “Finding coronavirus vaccine is international effort,” YNET News, April 22, 2020 https://www.ynetnews.com/article/ryDUTFT008

Winter, Ofir, and Tzvi Lev, “Challenges to Egypt from the Coronavirus Pandemic,” INSS, April 22, 2020 https://www.inss.org.il/publication/egypt-coronavirus-test/

Abouzzohour, Yasmina, “Covid in Maghreb: Responses and impacts,” Brookings Institution, April 21, 2020 https://www.brookings.edu/

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/04/20/Middle-East-braces-for-bleak-Ramadan-as-coronavirus-threat-lingers.html

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-over-a-thousand-israelis-brave-coronavirus-fears-to-protest-netanyahu-1.8781869

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-inside-the-ultra-orthodox-hospital-at-the-center-of-israel-s-coronavirus-pandemic-1.8781069

Amidror, Yaakov, “Israeli Decision-Making During the COVID-19 Crisis,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, April 19, 2020 https://jiss.org.il/en/amidror-israeli-decision-making-during-the-covid-19-crisis/

Baker, Alan, “In the Covid-19 Pandemic, What Are the Reciprocal Israeli and Palestinian Obligations?” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, April 19, 2020 https://jcpa.org/in-the-covid-19-pandemic-what-are-the-reciprocal-israeli-and-palestinian-obligations/

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-easing-of-israeli-restrictions-effectively-end-coronavirus-lockdown-with-no-return-1.8782255

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-the-mossad-is-flaunting-too-much-during-the-coronavirus-crisis-1.8781348

Traitenberg, Manuel, “Managing the Coronavirus Crisis at the National Level: Not Only ‘What,’ but ‘How,’” INSS, April 19, 2020 https://www.inss.org.il/publication/coronavirus-management/

Yadlin, Amos, “Before Israel Reboots its (after Coronavirus) economy,” YNET News, April 19, 2020 https://www.ynetnews.com/article/HypBeAtOI

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 http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContentP/4/367248/Opinion/Reshaping-the-world.aspx

Avdaliani, Emil, “Coronavirus is Hitting Russia More than the Economy,” BESA Center, April 17, 2020 https://www.inss.org.il/publication/coronavirus-and-jihadi-groups/

Milstein, Michael, “Israel and the Palestinian Authority in the Face of the Coronavirus Crisis,” IDC Herzeliya, April 17, 2020 https://www.idc.ac.il/en/research/ips/pages/insights/michael-milshtein-17-4-20.aspx

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-funerals-on-zoom-how-israelies-grieve-in-the-time-of-coronavirus-1.8766623

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/04/scarce-resources-syria-rebel-held-areas-covid-19-fears-200414202039334.html

Associated Press, “Mideast economies battered by virus, oil prices and conflict,” Al-Nahar, April 15, 2020 https://en.annahar.com/article/1167223-mideast-economies-battered-by-virus-oil-prices-and-conflict

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/50/1201/367310/AlAhram-Weekly/Egypt/Egypt-Striking-the-right-balance.aspx

Harmouzi, Nouh El, “The Arab World: Between the Coronavirus Pandemic and the Plague of Populism,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 15, 2020 https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/Arab-world-coronavirus-pandemic-populism-economy

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-missiles-to-ventilators-israeli-defense-contractors-answer-the-coronavirus-call-1.8766154

Singh, Manjari, “Jordan after COVID-19: From Crisis Adjustment to Crisis Management,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 15, 2020 https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/Jordan-response-COVID19-pandemic-Middle-East

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2020/04/14/Palestinians-and-Israelis-show-peace-is-attainable-with-coordinated-COVID-19-response.html

Gerstenfeld, Manfred, “Political Leadership During the Coronavirus Crisis,” BESA Center, April 14, 2020 https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/political-leadership-during-the-coronavirus-crisis/

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/04/turkey-united-states-can-coronavirus-be-good-for-ties-s400.html

Abdo, Genevie, and Anna L. Jacobs, “Are COVID-19 Restrictions Inflaming Religious Tensions?” Brookings Institution, April 13, 2020 https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2020/04/13/are-covid-19-restrictions-inflaming-religious-tensions/

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 https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/irans-coronavirus-crisis-implications-for-u.s.-policy 

AFP, “Virus ‘Disaster in the Making’ in War-Torn Syria,” The Jordan Times, April 13, 2020 https://www.jordantimes.com/news/region/virus-disaster-making-war-torn-syria

Dekel, Udi, and Noa Shusterman, “The Coronavirus in Gaza: Insights from a War Game,” INSS, April 13, 2020 https://www.inss.org.il/publication/coronavirus-and-gaza/

Hubbard, Ben, “Coronavirus Fears Terrify and Impoverish Migrants in the Persian Gulf,” The New York Times, April 13, 2020 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/13/world/middleeast/persian-gulf-migrants-coronavirus.html

Gross, Samantha, Suzanne Maloney, Bruce Riedel, and Angela Stent, “Brookings Experts Comment on Oil Market Developments and Geopolitical Tensions,” Brookings Institution, April 13, 2020 https://www.brookings.edu/on-the-record/brookings-experts-comment-on-oil-market-developments-and-geopolitical-tensions/

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/business/economy/2020/04/12/Coronavirus-Developing-nations-face-choice-between-infection-and-starvation.html

Finkelstein, Ariel, “Public Health and the Ultra-Orthodox Community in Israel,” The Israel Democracy Institute, April 12, 2020 https://en.idi.org.il/articles/31196

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 https://jcpa.org/article/the-impact-of-covid-19-on-the-middle-east-and-north-africa/

https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/2228281/ferid-belhaj/importance-government-transparency-saving-lives

https://www.economist.com/middle-east-and-africa/2020/04/11/the-risk-that-iraq-might-fall-apart

Al-Monitor Staff, “War-Ravaged Yemen Reports First Case of COVID-19,” Al-Monitor, April 10, 2020 https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/04/yemen-reports-first-coronavirus-case.html

Behrouz, Reza, “Coronavirus has gone global, but in Iran, it’s the Khamenei virus,” Al Arabiya, April 10, 2020 https://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2020/04/10/The-Khamenei-virus.html

IMF, “IMF Executive Board Approves a US$745 Million Disbursement to Tunisia to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic,” International Monetary Fund, April 10, 2020 https://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2020/04/10/pr20144-tunisia-imf-executive-board-approves-a-us-745m-disbursement-address-covid19-pandemic 

Keinon, Herb, “How will the Middle East look the day after coronavirus?” The Jerusalem Post, April 10, 2020 https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/how-will-the-middle-east-look-the-day-after-coronavirus-624200

Cupolo, Diego, “Turkish pandemic plan raises concerns over citizens’ digital rights,” Al Monitor, April 9, 2020 https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/04/turkey-coronavirus-response-concerns-digital-rights.html

Fenton-Harvey, Jonathan, “Saudi Arabia and the UAE’s Diverging Regional Coronavirus Strategy,” Al-Monitor, April 9, 2020 https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/04/uae-relations-iran-coronavirus-saudi-arabia.html

Ghebouli, Zine Labidine, “Coronavirus Will Change Both Algeria’s Political System and Its Opposition,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 9, 2020 https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/coronavirus-will-change-both-algerias-political-system-and-its-opposition

Halbfinger, David M., and Mohammed Najib, “Palestinians Fear a Coming Coronavirus Storm,” The New York Times, April 9, 2020 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/09/world/middleeast/coronavirus-palestinians-israel-gaza-west-bank.html

Zamirirad, Azadeh, “Three Implications of the Corona Crisis in Iran,” SWP German Institute for International and Security Affairs, April 9, 2020 https://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publication/three-implications-of-the-corona-crisis-in-iran/

Al-Batati, Saeed, and Ben Hubbard, “Saudi Arabia Declares Cease-Fire in Yemen, Citing Fears of Corona,” The New York Times, April 8, 2020 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/08/world/middleeast/saudi-yemen-ceasefire-coronavirus.html

Daniel, Remi, and Gallia Lindenstrauss, “Turkey and the Fight against the Coronavirus: Significant Challenge, Partial Response,” INSS Insight No. 1297, April 8, 2020 https://www.inss.org.il/publication/coronavirus-and-turkey/?offset=1&posts=1300&type=399

Dekel, Udi, and Assaf Orion “The National Struggle against the Coronavirus: An Integrated, Multi-Phase Systematic Campaign,” INSS, April 8, 2020 https://www.inss.org.il/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/special-publication-080420.pdf

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 https://jiss.org.il/en/aharonson-mansour-will-coronavirus-be-a-moderating-factor-in-middle-east/

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/palestinians/.premium-coronavirus-disaster-at-israeli-factory-prompts-revamp-on-palestinian-workers-1.8745545

Michael, Kobi, and Yohanan Tzoreff, “The Corona Pandemic and the Palestinian Arena: Significance for Israel,” INSS Insight No. 1295, April 6, 2020 https://www.inss.org.il/publication/coronavirus-gaza-and-the-west-bank/?offset=4&posts=1300&type=399

Mizrahi, Orna, and Yoram Schweitzer, “The Coronavirus Crisis Heightens the Distress of Lebanon and Hezbollah,” INSS Insight No. 1294, April 6, 2020 https://www.inss.org.il/publication/corovavirus-lebanon/?offset=5&posts=1300&type=399

Neriah, Jacques, “Lebanon Suffocates under the Coronavirus and the Rising U.S. Dollar,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, April 6, 2020 https://jcpa.org/lebanon-suffocates-under-the-coronavirus-and-the-rising-u-s-dollar/

Cetingulec, Mehmet, “Syrian refugees villainized as Turkey faces costs of coronavirus,” Al Monitor, April 5, 2020 https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/04/turkey-syria-refugees-blamed-coronavirus-economic-turmoil.html

Volkman, Eliza, “Algeria’s protesters say COVID-19 will not kill movement, just transform it,” Al Monitor, April 5, 2020 https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/04/algeria-protest-hirak-change-coronavirus-awareness.html#ixzz6JjIbWzXS 

Levi, Udi, “Coronavirus and the Campaign Against Iran,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies, April 4, 2020 https://jiss.org.il/en/levi-coronavirus-and-the-campaign-against-iran/ 

Saleh, Heba, “Activists accuse Algeria of using Covid-19 to clamp down on protests,” Financial Times, April 3, 2020 https://www.ft.com/content/74643fe5-a90f-414e-a5dd-fb75cb30a71e  

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2020/04/02/Hezbollah-s-public-relations-act-won-t-save-Lebanon-.html

Masbah, Mohammed, “Can Morocco Effectively Handle the COVID-19 Crisis?” Chatham House, April 2, 2020 https://www.chathamhouse.org/expert/comment/can-morocco-effectively-handle-covid-19-crisis-1

Alrifai, Oula A., and Aaron Y. Zelin, “Syria’s Three Governments Confront the Coronavirus,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 1, 2020 https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/syrias-three-governments-confront-the-coronavirus

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 https://www.strategyand.pwc.com/m1/en/articles/2020/how-gcc-governments-can-recover.html

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 https://www.inss.org.il/publication/ten-negative-scenarios/

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 https://www.pcpsr.org/en/node/801

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  https://www.usip.org/publications/2020/04/gaza-israelis-and-palestinians-face-common-foe-coronavirus

Mchangama, Jacob, and Sarah Mclaughlin, “Coronavirus Has Started a Censorship Pandemic,” Foreign Policy, April 1, 2020 https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/04/01/coronavirus-censorship-pandemic-disinformation-fake-news-speech-freedom/  

Miller, Benjamin, “The Geopolitical Effects of the Corona Crisis,” The Institute for National Security Studies, April 2020, https://strategicassessment.inss.org.il/en/articles/the-geopolitical-effects-of-the-corona-crisis/

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 https://www.inss.org.il/publication/down-but-not-out-trumps-deal-of-the-century-in-the-shadow-of-the-coronavirus/?offset=1&posts=56&subject=1218

Zelin, Aaron Y., and Oula A. Alrifai“Syria’s Three Governments Confront the Coronavirus,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 1, 2020 https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/syrias-three-governments-confront-the-coronavirus

March 2020 Articles (13 pieces)

Marcus, Jonathan, “Coronavirus: A Ticking time-bomb for the Middle East,” BBC News, March 31, 2020 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-52103958

Abdelaziz, Mohamed, “The Egyptian Response to Coronavirus: Denial and Conspiracy,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, March 27, 2020 https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/egypt-coronavirus-denial-conspiracy-COVID-pandemic

Brun, Itai, and Sarah J. Feuer, “The Calm before the Storm? Coping with Corona in the Middle East,” INSS, March 26, 2020 https://www.inss.org.il/publication/coronavirus-in-the-middle-east/

Mason, Nate, and Jason Pack, “Could Coronavirus Lead to an Arab Spring 2.0?” Middle East Institute, March 25, 2020 https://www.mei.edu/publications/could-coronavirus-lead-arab-spring-20

Baker, Alan, “Israel, the Palestinians, Corona and Peace,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs Vol. 20, No. 5, March 24, 2020 https://jcpa.org/article/israel-the-palestinians-corona-and-peace/

Magdy, Samy, and Albert Aji, “Libya Reports First Coronavirus Case as the Pandemic Sweeps Across the Middle East,” TIME, March 24, 2020 https://time.com/5809453/libya-middle-east-coronavirus-covid19/

Alterman, Jon B., “Add Coronavirus to Other Crises, and the Middle East Faces a Catastrophe,” CSIS, March 23, 2020 https://www.csis.org/analysis/add-coronavirus-other-crises-and-middle-east-faces-catastrophe

Azour, Jihad, “COVID-19 Pandemic and the Middle East and Central Asia: Region Facing Dual Shock,” International Monetary Fund, March 23, 2020 https://blogs.imf.org/2020/03/23/covid-19-pandemic-and-the-middle-east-and-central-asia-region-facing-dual-shock/

IDC Herzeliya IPS Staff, “Coronavirus in the Middle East: Regimes; Stability, Oil, Religion,” IDC Herzeliya Institute for Policy and Strategy, March 20, 2020 https://www.idc.ac.il/en/research/ips/pages/spotlight/spotlight-16-3-20.aspx

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 https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/coronavirus-in-the-holy-land-israel-has-been-ready-for-a-crisis-such-as-thi

Flug, Karnit, “The COVID-19 Crisis- Economic Impact and Economic Policies,” The Israel Democracy Institute, March 19, 2020 https://en.idi.org.il/articles/31051

Middle East Institute, “Covid-19 and the Middle East – Roundtable covering Middle Eastern States,” March 18, 2020 https://www.mei.edu/blog/covid-19-and-middle-east

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 https://www.idc.ac.il/en/research/ips/pages/spotlight/spotlight-16-3-20.aspx