Iran to begin administering imported vaccines in February

Iranian officials have warned that the country is set to experience a fourth wave of the coronavirus.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | Jan 21, 2021
al-monitor A health worker prepares an injection for a woman during the first trial phase of a locally made Iranian vaccine for COVID-19 in Iran's capital, Tehran, on Dec. 29, 2020. Photo by AFP via Getty Images.

Netanyahu’s campaign: a superhero challenged by small-time politicians

As rivals keep garnering low scores in polls, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu portrays himself as a mega statesman and his opponents as lightweights.

Mazal Mualem | Coronavirus | Jan 19, 2021

Is Israel’s Arab Joint List breaking up ahead of March elections?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu campaigns in Nazareth for the Arab vote.

Week in Review | Israeli elections | Jan 15, 2021

Abbas' rival Dahlan coordinates UAE aid to Gaza as Palestinian elections near

The United Arab Emirates has sent a new medical aid shipment to the Gaza Strip, the second in a month, to help cope with the coronavirus crisis, raising questions about the role of Fatah’s dismissed leader and President Mahmoud Abbas’ archrival Mohammed Dahlan.

Rasha Abou Jalal | Gaza | Jan 15, 2021

Israel to start vaccinating prisoners next week

Both Israeli and Palestinian prisoners will be included in the country's national vaccination drive.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | Jan 14, 2021