Marcy Oster covers the Middle East for the Cleveland Jewish News from Karnei Shomron in the West Bank.
When we made aliyah, I assured my parents that we would return for regular visits and the distance would not prevent us from attending family simchas or being in Cleveland when we were needed for any reason. My parents in turn said they would visit us in Israel for as long as they were able.…
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears set to begin annexing areas of the West Bank starting next week, assuming he gets a final go-ahead from the United States. It is a mistake.
Things here in Israel are starting to open up as our coronavirus statistics remain favorable with 262 deaths and 61 in serious or critical condition, as early of this week. And the number of new cases is fewer than 60 a day for the last five days.
My son, the newly minted Israeli soldier, did not make it home for Passover seder. And my husband, who is running a coronavirus unit at a hospital in Tel Aviv, was scheduled to work on seder night, but pulled off a Passover miracle by being able to stay home.
Expectations for President Donald Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, grandly called the “Deal of the Century,” were pretty low before it was ever rolled out.