Police Tread Lightly as Pandemic Spreads – The New York Times

| March 23, 2020

There were glimpses of how much could be at stake. A month before the coronavirus outbreak led to orders that tens of millions of Americans largely stay at home, white supremacists had urged each other to spread the virus by filling spray bottles with saliva, spitting on elevator buttons and other ways, intelligence officials said.

Blue and White Sides With Anti-Zionist Arabs to Oust Netanyahu – theTrumpet.com

| March 23, 2020

The world is panicking and locking down in response to a virus. Some are asking, is God angry with mankind?

Open letter to Ken Loach regarding his attack on anti-racism activist Pete Gregson – Redress Information & Analysis

| March 23, 2020

Pete Gregson, Chair ofLabour Against Zionist Islamophobic Racism(LAZIR), writes: Dear Ken, Ive just read what youve been saying about me and I think its hurtful and unfair. You have declared me an anti-Semite and a mysoginist and I believe you have no grounds to do so. The determination of Zionists to obliterate those who campaign against their fraudulent and politicised definition of anti-Semitism knows no bounds.

Saying Kaddish from balconies and fasting: How Hasidic Jews are responding to the coronavirus – JTA News

| March 23, 2020

NEW YORK (JTA) One of Avi Webbs favorite times of the week is Sunday morning, when he takes his children to morning prayers at his synagogue and stays for a lesson on Hasidic thought.

In a Pandemic, Religion Can Be a Balm and a Risk – The New York Times

| March 23, 2020

BEIRUT, Lebanon Down on earth, the coronavirus outbreak was felling lives, livelihoods and normalcy. A nation-spanning blessing seemed called for. So up went a priest in a small airplane, rumbling overhead at an epidemiologically safe distance from the troubles below, wielding a sacred golden vessel from a cockpit-turned-pulpit.

Religion in conservative Mideast adapts to coronavirus – Middle East Online

| March 23, 2020

JERUSALEM - In the Middle East, where the three main monotheistic faiths shape daily life, the coronavirus pandemic has seen religious leaders support constraints unthinkable just a few weeks ago. Top Islamic clerics in the region and in Muslim-majority North Africa have endorsed the closure of mosques to avoid large gatherings where the risk of contamination could be high. The Latin patriarch of Jerusalem, custodian of Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre -- believed by Christians to house Christ's tomb -- has told congregations to receive communion in their hand, instead of on their tongue

Explore the natural beauty, diverse culture and rich musical heritage of Israel – ABC News

| March 23, 2020

Modern-day Israel is a country defined by centuries of multicultural history, providing rich inspiration for music and art. Sitting on the south-eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea, Israel is a melting pot of cultural and musical influences from across the region