Analysis: Israel and West Bank ready for coronavirus second wave

  Israel is bracing itself for a new coronavirus wave as infections across the country surge. The Palestinian Authority also reported a big jump in infections in the West Bank. The news comes as both the Israeli government and the PA attempt to wrestle with the economic fallout caused by the pandemic. In more positive[…]

In Brief: Hezbollah releases video threatening missile strike on Israeli cities

  Hezbollah released a video on Saturday in which it threatened to strike Israeli cities with precision-guided missiles. The Iranian-backed terror group said it has the capability to hit “very precise targets” anywhere in Israel. “Today, we can not only hit the city of Tel Aviv but also, if God wants and with his help, can[…]

In Brief: Israel under pressure as 1,000 European MPs sign letter opposing annexation

  More than 1,000 parliamentarians from across Europe have signed a letter urging Israel not to go ahead with plans to annex parts of the West Bank after 1 July. The letter, which was sent to European foreign ministries, said unilateral annexation would be “fatal to the prospects of Israeli-Palestinian peace and will challenge the[…]

In Brief: Israel has record number of gay MKs as Tel Aviv pushes marriage rights

  Israel this week set a record for the highest number of openly gay members of the Knesset. Yorai Lahav-Hertzano (pictured) was sworn in on Monday as a member of the centrist Yesh-Atid-Telem alliance. He joins the Knesset following the passage of a law which allows ministers to leave their parliamentary seats and be replaced by another[…]