Israelis blame ultra-Orthodox for coronavirus pandemic, express hatred

Many secular Israelis express hatred towards the ultra-Orthodox, whom they blame for the continuing coronavirus pandemic.

Mazal Mualem | Ethnic/Religious Minorities | Mar 2, 2021
al-monitor Ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim, in the Ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Mea Shearim on Feb. 28, 2021 in Jerusalem. The Israeli government shut down public transport and organized group travel into Jerusalem over the weekend to cut down on the size of crowds that would gather amid continued concerns about a resurgence of COVID-19. Photo by Amir Levy/Getty Images.

Disagreement in Israel over retaliation after attack on cargo ship

Heads of security in Israel disagree on whether the country should retaliate against Iran for the attack on an Israeli-owned cargo ship in Oman Bay.

Ben Caspit | | Mar 2, 2021

Attorney general says cabinet must weigh in before Israel donates vaccines

In a blow to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit recommended that the relevant ministers be consulted before any vaccines are donated to other countries.

Rina Bassist | | Mar 2, 2021

Palestinians to lose only airport in Jerusalem to Israeli settlements

Israel advances its measures to annex Jerusalem by implementing several settlement projects, including one on the site of Palestine’s old airport.

Taghreed Ali | Israeli-Palestinian conflict | Mar 2, 2021

Israel's top court recognizes non-Orthodox converts for immigration

The issue of conversion in Reform and Conservative communities has divided Israel for decades. Rabbinical authorities in Israel slammed the decision.

Al-Monitor Staff | | Mar 1, 2021