Israel Returns to Virus Lockdown as Cases Mount

JERUSALEM — Israel went back into a full lockdown on Friday to try to contain a coronavirus outbreak that has steadily worsened for months as its government has been plagued by indecision and infighting. The three-week lockdown, which began at 2 p.m., will ...

Bahrain To Allow Israel Flights To UAE Over Its Airspace

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Bahrain will allow “all flights coming to and departing from the United Arab Emirates” to cross through the island kingdom's airspace — a statement apparently allowing Israeli flights after neighboring Saudi Arabia issued a simila...

Palestinians in Gaza Rally Against Israel-UAE Deal

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Hundreds of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday rallied against the U.S.-brokered deal to normalize ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Protesters burned Israeli...

Palestinians Say UAE Deal Hinders Quest for Mideast Peace

JERUSALEM — Israel's agreement to establish diplomatic ties with the United Arab Emirates marks a watershed moment in its relations with Arab countries, but the Palestinians say it puts a just resolution of the Middle East conflict even farther out of reach. ...
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Israeli Police Use Water Cannons on Protesters, Arrest 55

JERUSALEM — Israeli police used water cannons to disperse protesters in central Jerusalem and arrested at least 55 of them as clashes broke out overnight after thousands staged a protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Israelis have held a series...