YOUR PORTAL TO THE NEAR EAST
- Robert Nicholson on Philos, Lebanon and Israel Middle East Forum
- Saudi-Israeli Reconciliation? NPR
- Theodor Herzl New Books Network
- Will Abbas Really Withdraw Israeli Cooperation? Israel Policy Forum
- Robert Satloff: The Real Story Behind Hussein and Abdullah Washington Institute
- Challenges Facing New Iraqi Government Middle East Institute
- The Role of Entrepreneurship in Egypt’s Economy Middle East Institute
- How Coronavirus Impacts Khamenei in Iran NPR
FROM THE PHILOS PROJECT
- The Misunderstanding of Copts in America Providence Magazine
- Revolution in Iran: Khamenei’s Crisis New Yorker
- Syria Supports Greece & Cyprus Against Muslim Brotherhood-Turkish Deal Greek City Times
- Armenia Condemns Azerbaijani Military Exercises Armenian Weekly
- Palestinian Authority Rejects UAE Aid Sent Via Israeli Airport Al Jazeera
- Christian University Opens in Iraq Amid ISIS’ Genocide Christianity Today
- Lebanon Crumbles Further into Poverty Foreign Policy
- Khashoggi’s Son Says Family Pardons His Father’s Killers New York Times
- Israel Finally Has a Government. Now What? Wall Street Journal
- These Syrians Found Refuge. Then Came More Bombs. New York Times
- West Bank in Emergency, on Lockdown to Combat Coronavirus TRT World
- The Impact of COVID-19 Across the Middle East Al Jazeera
- Armenia’s Secret to Successful Education: Chess Nas Daily
- Commemorating 75 Years Since Liberation of Belsen Concentration Camp [Warning: Graphic] British Movietone
HOT TOPIC: CORONAVIRUS
May 21, 2020 | Foreign Policy
TRIPOLI —In the second-biggest city in Lebanon, activists are on a mission. They are scouting Tripoli’s middle-class neighborhoods, lined with well-kept apartment buildings and designer boutiques, for families who desperately need help but are too embarrassed to ask for it. The activists’ charity efforts had originally been concentrating on outreach to Syrian refugees.
May 20, 2020 | The Washington Post
BEIRUT — Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf Arab countries are seeing a sharp spike in coronavirus cases, prompting governments to reimpose some restrictions that had been lifted late last month ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
May 13, 2020 | Ynet
BE'ER SHEVA — Researchers at Ben-Gurion University have developed a test to diagnose coronary virus by exhalation. The answers are received in a minute.
May 13, 2020 | NPR
JERUSALEM — When the Dan Hotel in Jerusalem was leased by the government to house recovering COVID-19 patients, the new guests gave it the nickname, "Hotel Corona." The nearly 200 patients inside already had the coronavirus; and so, unlike the outside world on strict lockdown, they could give each other high fives and hugs and hang out together.
COUNTRIES OF THE NEAR EAST
Sign up to receive our Near East Briefing newsletter, updates, event invitations and more.