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People of all faiths will be allowed to hold private prayers inside places of worship, which will re-open after coronavirus-mandated closures.

Israel has decided to keep nearly 700 mikvahs, or ritual bath houses, open, raising concerns over social distancing and Covid-19.

Ramadan begins under the shadow of coronavirus

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Ramadan begins under the shadow of coronavirus

Many Muslim-majority states have cancelled communal prayers and cautioned against gathering for fast-breaking meals during the holy month.

Palestinians in Israel call for stricter Ramadan coronavirus restrictions

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Palestinians in Israel call for stricter Ramadan coronavirus restrictions

Some Palestinian leaders have endorsed a call for stricter coronavirus measures during the Muslim holy month.

'Unfair' social distancing disparity between Easter and Ramadan: Trump

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'Unfair' social distancing disparity between Easter and Ramadan: Trump

The Islamic Society of North America, alongside Muslim medical experts, have already urged the suspension of group prayers, among other ...

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Israeli police arrest arsonist settlers after escaping quarantine camp

Israeli police arrested two members of the hardline 'Hilltop Youth' settler group, after they escaped a military-run coronavirus quarantine camp in the occupied West Bank.

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Ivanka Trump flouts federal guidelines, travels for Passover

Ivanka Trump travelled to New Jersey to celebrate Passover with her husband Jared Kushner's family despite Federal guidelines advising ...

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Israel rivals resume unity government talks as pandemic rages

There have been repeated claims of progress in coalition talks since an inconclusive March 2 election, Israel's third poll in less than a year, ...

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Settlers quarantined over coronavirus fears attack Palestinian campers

A group of settler youth in a quarantined military facility attacked Palestinian campers and set their cars on fire in vicious attack.

Israel to ban flights and gatherings until September

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Israel to ban flights and gatherings until September

Restrictions may soon begin to ease, however flights and gatherings will be banned until at least September, senior Israeli officials told local ...

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Israel PM Netanyahu flouts coronavirus lockdown rules, meets son

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is believed to have met his son in violation of Israeli Health Ministry directives.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Moroccans face jail time if they are caught in public without face masks, Saudi Arabia imposes a 24-hour virus lockdown in five cities, while in ...

Israel imposes coronavirus lockdown over <em>Passover</em> holiday

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Israel imposes coronavirus lockdown over Passover holiday

Israeli residents will be banned from leaving their homes during part of the week-long Passover holiday.

Israel sends army to ultra-Orthodox city over coronavirus

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Israel sends army to ultra-Orthodox city over coronavirus

Israel deployed soldiers to an ultra-Orthodox town considered to be the centre of Israel's COVID-19 outbreak.

After ignoring warnings, Israeli ultra-Orthodox hit by virus

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After ignoring warnings, Israeli ultra-Orthodox hit by virus

Ultra-Orthodox Israelis ignored the government's calls to stay home and experts believe this has led to nearly 40 percent of one city's ...

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UN begins Gaza food drops to stem coronavirus spread

The UN's agency for Palestinian refugees will begin home food drops for vulnerable people in Gaza as part of efforts to prevent a mass coronavirus outbreak in the besieged strip.

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Netanyahu announces two-week quarantine for all arrivals

Israel will impose a two-week quarantine on all travellers entering the country, as the new coronavirus spreads.

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Interactive timeline: The history of Israeli settlements since 1967

Israeli settlements built on land occupied in the 1967 war are one of the most contentious and intractable issues in the Israeli-Palestinian ...

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World nearing 'pivotal moment' in battle against hatred

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that the world is nearing a "pivotal moment" in the battle against hatred.

'Evil will never prevail': rabbi hails synagogue shooting heroes

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'Evil will never prevail': rabbi hails synagogue shooting heroes

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein tells the story of how a fellow worshipper helped save people inside a California synagogue that fell victim to a ...

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One person killed, several injured in US synagogue shooting

A gunman opened fire at a synagogue in southern California on the last day of the Jewish holiday of Passover, in what authorities are ...

Netanyahu to name Golan Heights settlement after Donald Trump

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Netanyahu to name Golan Heights settlement after Donald Trump

Binyamin Netanyahu announced on Tuesday he plans to name a settlement in the occupied Golan Heights after Donald Trump to thank him for ...

Israeli minister and settlers storm Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound

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Israeli minister and settlers storm Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound

Israel's minister of agriculture and 170 settlers storm Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound on Monday.

Israel bars Gaza Christians from Easter celebrations in Jerusalem

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Israel bars Gaza Christians from Easter celebrations in Jerusalem

Easter is a rare opportunity for Palestinian Christians in Gaza to visit holy sites or relatives in the occupied West Bank, Israel and Jerusalem.

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