Jerusalem offers a grim model for a post-annexation future

JERUSALEM (AP) — It's hard to say what exactly will change in the West Bank if Israel follows through on its plans to annex parts of the occupied territory, but east Jerusalem, which was annexed more ...

Israeli, UAE technology firms pen deal on virus research

JERUSALEM (AP) — A state-linked technology company in the United Arab Emirates has signed a partnership with two major Israeli defense firms to research ways of combating the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Worst virus fears are realized in poor or war-torn countries

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — For months, experts have warned of a potential nightmare scenario: After overwhelming health systems in some of the world’s wealthiest regions, the coronavirus gains a f...

Israel says it reached deal with UAE to jointly fight virus

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that his government and the United Arab Emirates will soon announce a partnership in the fight against the coronavirus. ...

World Bank: Palestinian economy could shrink by 11%

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian economy could shrink by as much as 11% in the coming year as the coronavirus pandemic inflicts yet another blow to the Palestinian Authority's already shaky finances, ...

Palestinians say they were not informed of UAE-Israel flight

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian Authority says it was not informed about a shipment of coronavirus aid sent by the United Arab Emirates to Israel earlier this week on the first known direct commercia...

'GOD TV' spat exposes tensions between Israel, evangelicals

JERUSALEM (AP) — An evangelical broadcaster who boasted of miraculously securing a TV license in Israel now risks being taken off the air over suspicions of trying to convert Jews to Christianity. ...

Palestinians fear outbreak in Jerusalem's 'no man's land'

JERUSALEM (AP) — As the coronavirus pandemic gathered strength last month, community leaders in a Palestinian neighborhood on the outskirts of Jerusalem tried to impose lockdown and quarantine measure...

Ramadan TV series about Gulf Jews ignites controversy

JERUSALEM (AP) — A television series aired by a Saudi broadcaster during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan has sparked controversy by offering a positive depiction of a Jewish community in the Gulf at ...

Israeli police use drones to check in on virus patients

JERUSALEM (AP) — The drone glides up toward a high-rise until it reaches an apartment window where a woman waves from inside, proving to police that she is self-isolating after testing positive for th...

In a test of faith, Christians mark Good Friday in isolation

JERUSALEM (AP) — Christians are commemorating Jesus' crucifixion without the solemn church services or emotional processions of past years, marking Good Friday in a world locked down by the coronaviru...

Outbreak poses dilemma for Palestinians working in Israel

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — At the construction site in Tel Aviv, Jamal Salman and the other Palestinian workers wore gloves and masks, and their employer provided apartments for them to stay overnight...

Heavy police raids leave east Jerusalem neighborhood on edge

JERUSALEM (AP) — Murad Mahmoud's 14-year-old son has been detained by Israeli police in his east Jerusalem neighborhood three times in the last two years. His 10-year-old has been interrogated by poli...

Q&A: Saudis halt Muslim pilgrimage over virus fears

CAIRO (AP) — Saudi Arabia's unprecedented decision to halt the umrah pilgrimage amid the global outbreak of a new virus could prevent millions of Muslims from undertaking a major religious rite that m...

Halt of Muslim pilgrimage over virus brings worldwide dismay

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — For years, Ibrahim al-Dabba has been saving up money to make the umrah pilgrimage to Islam's holiest sites in Saudi Arabia, which for many Palestinians is the only way to ...