How Ultra-Orthodox Attitudes toward the Israeli State and the Duties of Citizenship Shaped the Response to the Coronavirus

April 13 2020

In both Israel and the U.S., ḥaredi communities have been among those hit hardest by the current pandemic. Large and often multigenerational families, intense communal life, and high population density partly explain this fact, but so does the slowness of leaders to shut down schools and synagogues and discourage weddings and other public gatherings. The results have provoked resentment from outsiders, but also anger from within.

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More about: Chaim Kanievsky, Coronavirus, Israeli society, Ultra-Orthodox

Now Is the Time for the Gulf States to Make Peace with Israel

Aug. 11 2020

In the event that Joe Biden wins the upcoming presidential elections, there is a good chance that the U.S. will revert to the Obama-era policy of realignment with Iran, and to distancing itself from traditional Middle Eastern allies like Saudi Arabia. Richard Goldberg argues that Riyadh, along with the United Arab Emirates, can buy itself some security by establishing official relations with Jerusalem:

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More about: Iran, Israel diplomacy, Israel-Arab relations, Joseph Biden, Saudi Arabia, U.S. Foreign policy, United Arab Emirates