Bethlehem, Jerusalem churches reopen to limited number of worshipers

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Church of the Nativity opened to tourists and worshippers Tuesday for the first time since March.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | May 26, 2020
al-monitor Women walk outside the Church of the Nativity as it reopens after Palestinians eased restrictions against the coronavirus disease in Bethlehem in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, May 26, 2020. Photo by REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma.

What are Jordan’s options if Israel annexed the West Bank?

Jordan is considering suspending parts of the 1994 peace treaty with Israel, sources told Al-Monitor, if Israel goes ahead with its plan to annex parts of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley.

Osama Al Sharif | Border Disputes | May 25, 2020

Palestinian Authority rejects COVID-19 aid flown from UAE to Israel

The Palestinian government said it was not coordinated with regarding the medical supplies.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | May 22, 2020

Intel: Senate Democrats warn Netanyahu against West Bank annexation

Nineteen Senate Democrats warned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his coalition partner Benny Gantz against Israeli plans to annex settlements in the West Bank and the entire Jordan Valley in a letter Thursday.

Bryant Harris | Israeli-Palestinian conflict | May 22, 2020

Palestinian leaders' confused messaging over next steps with Israel

Some say President Mahmoud Abbas' announcement that the Palestinian Authority is ending agreements with Israel is nothing but a leap in the dark, while PA officials stress that the decision represents the beginning of a new phase.

Ahmad Melhem | Israeli-Palestinian conflict | May 22, 2020