Isabel Kershner, The New York Times

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Past articles by Isabel:

Israel Captures 2 Palestinians Suspected in Deadly Ax Attack

The two men were caught hiding in a forest not far from where the killings were carried out, ending an intensive search. But the country remains on high alert. → Read More

Israel Updates: 3 People Reported Killed in Attack

The attack follows a wave of violence by Arab assailants that has already killed 14 people in Israel since mid-March. → Read More

3 People Reported Killed in Attack in Israel

The deadly attack was the first in Israel since a wave of them killed 14 people in March and April. → Read More

Israel Passes First Budget in More Than 3 Years

The vote raised hopes that the country might be headed for increased political stability after the chaos of four elections in quick succession. → Read More

Five Killed in West Bank Shootouts

The Israeli military said the five were killed during raids to arrest members of a Hamas network planning terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians. → Read More

Israeli Police Round Up More Than 1,550 Suspects in Mob Violence

At least 70 percent of those arrested are Arab citizens of Israel. Three Israeli Jews are charged with the attempted murder of an Arab driver. → Read More

Gaza Rocket Finds a Rare Gap in Israeli Armor, and a 5-Year-Old Boy Is Killed

When a rocket struck an Israeli border town, Ido Avigal, 5, was sheltering in a fortified safe room. But shrapnel still managed to puncture the thick window, killing him. → Read More

Live Updates: Jews and Arabs Clash in Israel’s Streets

Hundreds of people have been arrested on rioting charges and the city of Lod was placed on lockdown after mobs of Jews and Arabs took to the streets looking for violence. → Read More

Stampede at Israel Religious Celebration Kills at Least 44

An estimated 100,000 people had gathered on Mount Meron to celebrate a religious holiday. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called it a “terrible disaster.” → Read More

Israel Reveals Newly Discovered Fragments of Dead Sea Scrolls

The finds, ranging from just a few millimeters to a thumbnail in size, are the first to be unearthed in archaeological excavations in the Judean Desert in about 60 years. → Read More

California, With 50,000 Lost, Has More Deaths Than Any Other State

A study that looked at the broad rollout of the Pfizer vaccine confirms that it is highly effective. The U.S. plans to send millions of masks to vulnerable communities. → Read More

Eitan Haber, Rabin Aide and Israeli Wordsmith, Dies at 80

Mr. Haber moved between journalism and service to the prime minister whose death he announced to the nation. → Read More

Israel’s second coronavirus lockdown is fraying nerves, amid protests, confusion and violence.

Israel was the first country to enter a second national coronavirus lockdown, but with new daily cases of the coronavirus reaching up to 9,000 recently, and with public trust in the government plummeting, there has been little letup in a growing sense of chaos and loss of control. Several factors are complicating its struggle with a surge in coronavirus cases and deaths that, relative to the… → Read More

Israel’s Coronavirus Lockdown Fuels Protests, Violence and Confusion

Last month, the country became the first to reimpose nationwide measures. But the decision has led to chaotic scenes and criticism of how its fragile coalition is handling the crisis. → Read More

Netanyahu says Israel’s nationwide lockdown is likely to last at least a month.

Israel’s second national lockdown is likely to last at least a month and perhaps much longer, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday, as the country’s soaring infection rate of around 8,000 confirmed new cases a day remained among the highest in the world. “In my opinion it won’t be less than a month and it could take much more time,” Mr. Netanyahu said in reply to a question from a… → Read More

With Coronavirus on the Rampage, Israel Tightens Holiday Lockdown

The new measures go into effect on Friday and will remain in place until at least mid-October. → Read More

Israeli Accused of Sex Abuse in Australia Can Be Extradited, Court Says

Australia has been seeking Malka Leifer’s extradition for six years so she can face 74 charges of sexual assault stemming from her time as the principal of an ultra-Orthodox school in Melbourne. → Read More

Israel to Celebrate Jewish New Year Under a Second Lockdown

Citizens will be confined to within 500 yards of their homes for at least three weeks in an effort to contain the spread of coronavirus. → Read More

Netanyahu Apology to Bedouins Is Taken as an Affront

Critics and outraged officials accused the Israeli prime minister, on trial for corruption, of exploiting a tragic episode to discredit his own law enforcement agencies. → Read More

Aided by Modern Ingenuity, a Taste of Ancient Judean Dates

The harvest of the much-extolled but long-lost Judean dates was something of a scientific miracle. The fruit sprouted from seeds 2,000 years old. → Read More