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Middle East

How Arab-Israeli normalization could spark a region-wide democracy movement

The US-backed club of repressive governments in the Arab world is breaking the taboo on normalization with Israel. Could that strengthen pro-democracy forces in Israel/Palestine?

Middle East

Israel needs to protect Palestinians from COVID-19

Under international law, a foreign military occupying another territory is responsible for meeting the population’s humanitarian needs.

Middle East

Annexation under cover of COVID-19 containment

Throughout the history of the occupation, Israel has initiated most of the legal and physical barriers that keep Palestinians out of so-called Israeli areas as “temporary” measures, often during emergencies, but never removed them.