News and Analysis (3/26/20)

Israel agreed to release Palestinian withheld tax revenue as PA faces major challenges to contain the coronavirus …

… but has yet to “release sums to … employees that had been paid … by … employers to cover … sick days”:

“The Jerusalem-based Islamic Waqf Council has managed to close Al-Aqsa Mosque because of the coronavirus outbreak, amid fears that Jewish extremists would take advantage of the crisis”:

As Iran prepares for a second Coronavirus wave …

… Pompeo urges allies to kick Iran while it’s down …

… but others think such hostilities are foolish in this time of crisis:

By referring to Palestinians as “non-Israeli”, Trump’s administration eliminates Palestinians’ history and identity:

Muslim and Jewish communities of Birmingham have been assured respect for their burial amid fear of legislation to cremate bodies during coronavirus outbreak:

While Iran and Saudi Arabia took action to prevent contagion, “Imran Khan allowed a quarter of a million Muslims to gather–and returning home, they’ve spread the coronavirus from Kyrgyzstan to Gaza”:

A former Pakistan cricket player urges people to rise above any cultural divide and act responsibly to fight the pandemic:

Iran is ready to pick up the slack as Saudi Arabia struggles “to meet the fantastical supply figures that it has given to key potential buyers”:

“[T]he Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association is offering to help pick up groceries, fill out prescriptions and provide moral support”:

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