In the German town Winterbach, Catholic Church services are being streamed through YouTube.
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Faith communities are changing many traditional practices to deal with coronavirus restrictions. A historian of the Bible argues how innovation has long been part of religious practice.
Benny Gantz: due to be named prime minister-designate.
Benjamin Netanyahu's rival, Benny Gantz, has improved his chances of becoming prime minister of Israel.
Thousands of Armenian-Americans gather to commemorate the 103rd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Los Angeles, California on April 24, 2018.
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The Shah of Iran, Jimmy Carter, Israel's foreign policy, Turkish politics and the US Armenian community are all elements in the long-running fight to pass a bill acknowledging the Armenian genocide.
Israeli flags fly in the middle of a date plantation in the Israeli settlement of Shlomtzion in the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank on 27 January 2020.
The Jordan Valley, which US president Donald Trump has proposed integrating into Israel, has been transformed by the introduction of date palms, emptying it of its Palestinian inhabitants.
A Palestinian reacts to tear gas fired by Israeli forces during protests against U.S. President Donald Trump’s Mideast initiative in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed
The Israel-Palestine "peace" plan concocted by Donald Trump's administration openly violates the principles of international law and, if implemented, would set a dangerous precedent.
Pondering peace in the Middle East or processing political problems at home?
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Long in the making, the US administration's Middle East plan was quickly rejected by Palestinian leaders. It was hardly surprising, as they took no part in its drafting.
Netanyahu and Trump, on the separation wall in Bethlehem.
A view from the West Bank on Donald Trump's 'deal of the century' for Israel and Palestine.
A protest against Islamophobia in TImes Square in March 2019.
In retweeting a doctored image of Nancy Pelosi standing in a hijab in front of an Iranian flag, Trump is playing into fears that Iran and Islam are evil and anti-American.
Jewish youth on a sailboat in Salonika harbor, 1929,
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Gabriel Albocher
Vital Hasson was born into the Jewish community of Salonica, Greece, a cultural capital of the Sephardic world. After World War II, he was executed for helping the Nazis destroy that community.
These days, the river barely makes it to its mouth in the Dead Sea.
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The holy river is used and abused so much that it barely reaches the Dead Sea these days.
A Palestinian protester throws a Molotov cocktail during clashes with Israeli troops during demonstrations against the Israeli offensive on Gaza in November 2019.
(AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
There's little hope as we head into 2020 that Israel will negotiate in good faith with Palestinian leaders. Yet Israel will never be safe from attack until it does so.
A new housing project in the West Bank settlement of Naale, part of the Israeli government’s recent push to increase its presence in the disputed territory, Jan. 1, 2019.
AP Photo/Ariel Schalit
The US delighted Israel and outraged Palestinians by announcing it sees nothing illegal with Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Here, a brief history of this hotly disputed land.
Israeli authorities demolish water wells in the area around the Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba, near the West Bank city of Hebron.
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The US no longer views Israeli settlements on the West Bank as going against international law. What this means for Palestinians.
By the seaside in Gaza City.
Israel's blocakde of Gaza has created a state of physical imprisonment and human despair.
Despite courting the Jewish vote, President Trump has used anti-Semitic rhetoric.
A task force has been assembled in the US Senate to fight anti-Semitism. A specialist in Jewish-American history says the group has a big job ahead of it. Anti-Semitism has a long history in the US.
The Huawei Cyber Security Lab in Donggguan, Guangdong Province, specializes in cyber counterattacks.
China and the United States are not at war, but cyberspace has created opportunities for intelligence gathering, influence and sabotage that are already taking place.
Malka Leifer’s extradition process has been in train since Australia lodged its request with Israel in 2013.
Extradition laws are based on the idea that offenders, or alleged offenders, should not be able to evade justice by fleeing to another country. But the case of Malka Leifer shows just how difficult that can be.
In the city of Beersheva, election banners promote Likud and Netanyahu in Russian and Hebrew as of September 15, 2019.
Immigrants and their descendants residing in the poorest peripheral cities of the state are the main supporters of the right, and Netanyahu in particular.
Benny Gantz: one seat ahead.
Coalition negotiations begin in Israel after neither Benjamin Netanyahu nor Benny Gantz secure a majority.
Ultra orthodox Jews watch Rabbi Israel Hager vote in Bnei Brak, Israel, Sept. 17, 2019.
The winner of Tuesday's Israeli election must form a government and tackle four problems that will shape the future of the country and the relations among its citizens and Palestinian non-citizens.