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Pedestrians, some wearing face masks, in the Mea Shearim neighbourhood in Jerusalem last week. Photograph: Dan Balilty/The New York Times

In an unprecedented display of civil disobedience, ultra-Orthodox schools and seminaries have reopened in defiance of Israeli government ordinances de(...)

A  Palestinian woman covering her face in Jerusalem’s old city.  Over half of the elderly coronavirus patients in Israel hail from the ultra-Orthodox Jewish sector. Photograph: EPA/Atef Safadi

After a one-month nationwide lockdown succeeded in significantly reducing Covid-19 infections, Israel has decided to ease some restrictions, starting (...)

Israeli protesters bang on pans during a demonstration against prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu near his residence in Jerusalem on October 10th. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/ AFP via Getty Images

In the Spring, Israel set an example for Covid-19 containment that other countries sought to emulate. Now it is a case study in how states can botch t(...)

The coronavirus ward of the Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP via Getty

Last month Israel introduced its second nationwide lockdown as the country experienced one of the highest daily infection rates of Covid-19 per capita(...)

Anti-Netanyahu protesters demonstrate outside of the Knesset  in Jerusalem on Tuesday. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Israel’s Knesset parliament has voted to restrict the right to demonstrate during the coronavirus state of emergency. Citizens will only be permitted(...)

Police have been deployed on major highways at the entrances to cities to enforce the travel ban. Photograph: EPA

With daily coronavirus infection rates topping 7,000 for three consecutive days, Israel on Friday tightened its nationwide lockdown amid bitter disput(...)

Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Facebook said it may have to pull its social media platforms from Europe if a ban on the transfer of personal data from EU citizens to servers in the (...)

Ultra Orthodox Jewish men pray at the synagogue, separated by plastic cells, in  the central Israeli city of Rehovot.  Photograph: Gil Cohen Magen/AFP/Getty

Israel begins a three-week lockdown on Friday, the eve of the Jewish new year, in an effort to curb the second coronavirus wave which has seen the cou(...)

Historian David Kynaston is a life-long fan of Aldershot Town. Photograph:  David Levenson/Getty Images

A lot has happened in the five years since David Cameron made his Aston Villa gaffe. During April 2015, the prime minister was celebrating the diversi(...)

Israel  imposed new restrictions on parts of the country to confront a resurgence of Covid-19 infections. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

With Covid-19 infection rates continuing to rise, Israel has decided to impose a nationwide lockdown, beginning next week on the eve of the Jewish New(...)

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