The Gaza Strip lacks protective gear, clean water, and ventilators, putting immense pressure on Hamas to sign a ceasefire agreement with Israel. But the Israeli side isn’t as eager to make a deal.
After three election cycles, Netanyahu and Gantz’s coalition formed the largest government in Israeli history, even as Netanyahu faces a corruption trial.
Khalifa Haftar’s onslaught on the Libya’s capital was openly supported by the UAE, but evidence has emerged that his forces received weapons and training from Israel.
As the first cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed in war-torn Yemen, the sides agreed to a ceasefire which didn’t last one day. Information from the war-torn land is hard to come by, and yet arms dealers continue to fuel the war for profit.
Reports are now coming in from a bombing and counter-bombing in northern Sinai by extremist Islamists and the Egyptian armed forces that happened in late March. The explosions were recorded by journalists in the nearby Gaza Strip.
In his new book, “Paradigm Lost: From Two-State Solution to One-State Reality,” Ian Lustick describes the end of not only the two-state solution, but also the idea of partition.
Turkey prepared the charges while internally grappling with the coronavirus, accusing Saudi Arabia of hiding the spread of COVID-19 after finding new cases in returning Turkish citizens.
A UN brief warns about economic collapse, expecting up to a $42 billion decline in GDP and trillions of dollars lost to the private sector in an area already ravaged by inequality, dependency on oil revenue, and authoritarian governments.
Israel’s military control of Gaza and the West Bank has only grown more brutal during the pandemic. Workers are held in quarantine, prisoners have been infected, and Israel is withholding money that could be used to help contain the outbreak.
Nowhere has the coronavirus pandemic been used more cynically to shut down political debate and the right to protest than in Israel. The Israeli government’s state of emergency goes even further than Naomi Klein’s darkest predictions.