Latest from Steve Hendrix

The Holocaust as an underlying condition

Israel’s coronavirus outbreak is taking a tremendous emotional toll on some elderly survivors of Nazi atrocities.
  • Jan 27, 2021

Violence erupts in Israel’s ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods over coronavirus restrictions

Rioters pelted police with stones and set a bus on fire as the government attempted to increase compliance in areas where infections are among the highest.
  • Jan 25, 2021

Israel, fearing virus mutations, to close its only international airport

Ben Gurion International Airport will be shuttered for at least a week as the country races to vaccinate more of its population.
  • Jan 24, 2021

Finally getting the shot felt good. Thinking of those still waiting is what stings.

A foreign journalist in Israel has mixed feelings about benefiting from its rapid vaccine rollout.
  • Jan 21, 2021

Netanyahu approves hundreds of new homes for West Bank settlers on eve of Biden presidency

The Israeli prime minister’s move comes as he battles for right-wing support in March elections.
  • Jan 11, 2021

Tales from the jab: How people in 6 countries got their vaccines

Some get a text. Some call for an appointment. And some have the vaccine come to them.
  • Jan 9, 2021

Israel is vaccinating so fast it’s running out of vaccine

The country has inoculated 12 percent of the population, outpacing every other nation.
  • Jan 4, 2021
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A Christmas gift: Stories of the quest for connection

In the darkest season, the primal need to reach each other still prevails.
  • Dec 23, 2020

Israeli government collapses, sending country back to elections for fourth time in two years

Netanyahu looks to face an unusually strong right-wing challenge after major defections from his Likud party.
  • Dec 22, 2020

Israel is starting to vaccinate, but Palestinians may have to wait months

Both the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and a growing gap between rich and poor countries could keep vaccines from the West Bank and Gaza as the virus surges.
  • Dec 19, 2020