"The Peace Prize is for peace, not for being a nice guy. Netanyahu brought peace," says one of the Israeli prime minister's supporters. Others—including the Palestinians—don't see it that way.
For a peace accord between countries who had never, ever been at war, shared a border, or clashed violently over any dispute, gentlemen, I... guess I salute you.
An Iranian government spokesperson said the deal was made "in favor" of President Donald Trump's reelection.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday declared "the dawn of a new Middle East" with the formal signing of the historic U.S.-brokered Abraham Accords, an effort at normalizing relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain—though it remains to be seen how far the Middle East peace deal will spread.
The lockdown, opposed by some cabinet members, will begin on Friday and include the Jewish New Year.
Beleaguered as they are, the two leaders' mastery of social media is giving them a competitive edge over domestic rivals.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, contra his critics, has emerged as an expert peacemaker.
To the world, he's a hardline opponent of peace, but the record proves that Israel's longest-serving prime minister is his country's most skillful and successful diplomat.
A Trump Doctrine has emerged.
"We think that there's momentum for some additional parties to join and to normalize relations with Israel," said National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien.
President Trump's foreign policy doctrine has helped usher in a historic week in the Middle East.
The agreement on a process of normalization, while not a full peace accord yet, deserves credit.
"The Palestinian leadership rejects and denounces the UAE, Israeli and U.S. trilateral, surprising announcement," a spokesperson for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said.
A closer Japan-Israel alliance could strengthen America's hand against the Chinese Communist Party.
Netanyahu failed to address the economic distress caused by the quick and efficient lockdown that succesfully suppressed the first wave of the pandemic. Now Israel is facing not a second wave, but a tsunami.
Netanyahu is facing mass protests over corruption charges against him and his government's alleged failures in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The country is facing a punishing second wave of coronavirus infections, reporting more than 1,700 new cases on Monday.
The image of a music note being strangled by a noose, which circulated social media platforms Tuesday, was meant to show how Israel's culture industry is being affected by the coronavirus.
The Israeli prime minister had set Wednesday as his target to begin annexing parts of the West Bank, a campaign promise condemned by the international community and illegal under international law.
Talk about Israel's possible "annexation" of portions of Judea and Samaria is legally misguided.
The European Union is hypocritical in its appeals to international law concerns.
The promise to annex parts of the West Bank might have helped Netanyahu hold on to power—but between opposition from his own coalition partners and the prospect of Trump losing in November, keeping it is a different matter.
The opposition leaders who came within a seat or two of ousting Netanyahu broke with the entire premise of their campaign—and gave Bibi yet another term in office.
On paper, Gantz got a great deal for his meager election showing—but he traded away any good will and credibility he had with his voters in the process.
Rivka Paluch—Netanyahu's adviser on ultra-Orthodox affairs—tested positive after her husband was hospitalized with the virus.
As the country goes on lockdown, two branches of government—parliament and judiciary—risk being suspended indefinitely, as Netanyahu casts himself as the only man fit to lead the nation through the crisis.