How does Victoria’s response to a second COVID-19 wave compare internationally? Very favourably - only a handful of other jurisdictions have enjoyed anything like the same level of effectiveness.
Opportunities for dramatic change rarely arise in the Middle East. But now is such a time.
Sports diplomacy has eased relationships between nations before – here's how it could help Israel, Bahrain and the UAE as they enter into new peace accords.
After years of delay, an Israel court has ruled the former Melbourne headmistress can be extradited to Australia to face charges of child sexual abuse.
'Beta testing' of bold ideas is rare in foreign affairs, but the UAE and Bahrain have provided just such a test case for the Saudis in their own push to normalise relations with Israel.
After years of delays, an Israeli court has found the former Melbourne headmistress fit to stand trial. But the extradition process may still be long and complex.
Why other Arab states may be cautious about following the Emirati lead and normalising relations with Israel.
Israel and the United Arab Emirates weren't at war, so their new deal is not really a peace accord. Nor does it satisfy the Palestinians, who need Arab nations to support their drive for statehood.
The normalisation of ties between Israel and an important Gulf state reveals an acceptance of the arguments for a regional buffer to counter Iran’s growing influence.
An expert of the Israel-Palestine conflict explains the history of Jewish settlements on the West Bank, and why they are so controversial.
Nearly every country in the world shuttered its schools due to COVID-19. Now, from Israel to Uruguay, many students are back in class, with varying degrees of success.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to start the annexation of the West Bank by July 1. It hasn't happened. Why?
Melbourne isn't the only place suffering under a second lockdown. It's happening across the world as the virus surges in countries that were initially successful in flattening the curve.
PM Benjamin Netanyahu could begin to unveil his annexation plans on July 1 – a move that would be the most contentious move of his lengthy premiership.
In 2015, Justin Trudeau announced that 'Canada is back' and promised to support a rules-based international order. Yet Canada has maintained the previous Conservative government's pro-Israel stance.
Persecution is central to Jewish collective memory. So when armed police entered ultra-Orthodox areas of Jerusalem to close synagogues due to COVID-19, some residents reacted with fear and suspicion.
On Monday, New Zealand will announce if it's ready to relax some of its COVID-19 restrictions – among the strictest in the world. Based on international and local data, I argue it's time; here's why.
Criminal gangs, insurgents and terrorist groups seek to protect the people in the areas they govern, when a central government's power is weak or nonexistent.
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.
Benjamin Netanyahu's rival, Benny Gantz, has improved his chances of becoming prime minister of Israel.