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In this March 12, 2020 photo made available by Reem Mousa, Ismail Mousa and his daughter Anisa of Selbyville, Delaware, pose for a photograph while sightseeing near the Palestinian village of Qaryout in the West Bank. Mousa and his daughter found themselves stranded and separated from each other after their travels plans and efforts to return home were thwarted because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Reem Mousa via AP)

Ill man seeks return to US amid West Bank virus restrictions

Mar. 30, 2020 11:25 AM EDT

Ismail “Sam” Mousa is very worried. The 48-year-old Uber driver and Subway worker from Delaware has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which means contracting the coronavirus could be deadly for him. He is in self-quarantine at his sister's house in the West Bank, but his medication is running...

This Friday, March 20, 2020 photo shows a free gym at Tel Aviv's beachfront wrapped in tape to prevent public access. Israel has reported a steady increase in confirmed cases despite imposing strict travel bans and quarantine measures more than two weeks ago. Authorities recently ordered the closure of all non-essential businesses and encouraged people to work from home. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

AP PHOTOS: Virus clears out Tel Aviv's beaches, outdoor gyms

Mar. 20, 2020 10:38 AM EDT

TEL AVIV (AP) — On most spring days, Tel Aviv's sprawling beachfront is a hive of activity, with joggers and cyclists racing up and down the boardwalk, fitness enthusiasts pumping away at outdoor gyms and the constant racket of paddle-ball. The arrival of the new coronavirus, and the strict measures...

FILE - In this July 22, 2018 file photo, Israelis wave flags and hold signs during a rally to protest against inequality for the LGBT community in Tel Aviv, Israel. Israel's Supreme Court struck down a surrogacy law that critics said discriminated against same-sex couples. The 2018 law expanded access to surrogacy in Israel to single women but excluded gay couples and its passage sparked uproar in the LGBT community. In its decision Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, the court said that the law harmed the right to equality and the right to parenthood. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)

Israeli top court rules against surrogacy law excluding gays

Feb. 27, 2020 1:49 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court ruled against a surrogacy law Thursday that critics said discriminated against same-sex couples and which sparked uproar in the LGBT community when it was passed. In a statement, the court said the 2018 law, which expanded access to surrogacy in Israel to single...

Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C., co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Israeli foreign minister slams Sanders 'horrifying comment'

Feb. 26, 2020 7:06 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's foreign minister denounced Democratic front-runner Bernie Sanders on Wednesday for what he called his “horrifying comment" about Jerusalem, saying that those who support Israel would not back Sanders' presidential candidacy after such remarks. At a contentious Democratic...

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg participates in a Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C., co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: Buttigieg sick, cancels several Florida events

Feb. 25, 2020 11:46 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic primary contest (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has cancelled four events in south Florida set for Wednesday because of illness. Buttigieg campaign spokesman Chris Meagher says the former mayor is sick...

A photographer takes photos near the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship anchored at a port in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Passengers tested negative for COVID-19 started disembarking since Wednesday. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Israel says cruise passenger flown home from Japan has virus

Feb. 21, 2020 9:35 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — One of the 11 Israelis who were flown home after being quarantined on a cruise ship in Japan has tested positive for the new virus that emerged in China late last year, the first case to be reported inside Israel, officials said Friday. The Israeli cruise ship passengers, who had all...

Commuters wearing face masks are mirrored in a subway station Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. Thai Public Health Ministry on Monday, Feb 17, 2020 advised Thai travelers to reschedule their visits to Japan and Singapore citing the rising number of people infected by new coronavirus in those two countries. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

Thailand unhappy with Israel's entry ban over virus concerns

Feb. 20, 2020 5:41 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's government is scrambling to cope with new travel restrictions after Israel banned the citizens of Thailand and three other Asian countries and territories from entering over concerns about a new virus. Israel on Monday announced it was refusing entry to all foreign nationals who...

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, Opera star Placido Domingo listens to applause at the end of a concert in Szeged, Hungary. Despite objections from sexual abuse activists, the Israeli Opera will host a week-long singing competition organized by Domingo in Tel Aviv later this year. Domingo has withdrawn from all U.S. performances since reports by The Associated Press last year detailed accusations of sexual harassment or other inappropriate, sexually charged conduct.  (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh, File)

Israeli Opera to host Placido Domingo despite protest

Feb. 19, 2020 3:31 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Despite objections from sexual abuse activists, the Israeli Opera will host a weeklong singing competition organized by Spanish opera star Placido Domingo in Tel Aviv later this year. Domingo, 80, has withdrawn from all U.S. performances since reports by The Associated Press last year...