Ariel Oseran

The World
Children play in a mud puddle in the section for foreign families at Al-Hol camp in Hasakeh province, Syria on March 31, 2019.

Thousands of children are stranded at a camp in northern Syria. Who will repatriate them?


In al-Hol camp alone, there are currently 27,000 children living in dire conditions. They ended up in this camp after ISIS was territorially defeated.

A health worker gives a shot in the arm to a person with silver hair in front of a blue and white Israeli flag.

As COVID-19 cases spike, Israel leads world in vaccine distribution

Leah Weiss, who is also a medial clown named Rosie, has been working in the COVID-19 ward of a Jerusalem hospital most of this year.

To cheer up COVID-19 patients, Israeli hospitals send in the clowns

In this photo posted on US Secretary of State's Twitter account, Mike Pompeo, center, and the US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, left, meet with the managers of the Psagot winery in the West Bank.  

What does Pompeo’s historic West Bank visit mean for US-Israel policy?

US President-elect Joe Biden, left, who was then US Vice President, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, meet at the presidential compound in Ramallah, West Bank, March 9, 2016.

PLO official: Biden is ‘no savior’ for Palestinians but should hold Israel ‘to account’

Human rights
A supporter of US President Donald Trump waves Israeli and US national flags on the day of the U.S. presidential election, in Carmiel, northern Israel, Nov. 3, 2020.

Amid US-UAE arms deal and US election, Israelis wonder how balance of power in region might change

Foreign policy

The news of a proposed $10.4 billion deal for the US to sell up to 50 F-35 fighter jets to the UAE has raised questions among Israeli defense officials, who warn that it could have negative effects for Israel.

Heba Nabil Iskandarani received her new passport in the mail in September after a long process of researching her family's history and finding documentation. 

Stateless Palestinian becomes Spanish citizen after proving Sephardic origin


Even before discovering her Jewish roots, Heba Iskandarani was always fascinated by Judaism. Subconsciously, she says, she always knew there was something there. But her genealogical journey took years before reaching back far enough into the past.

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish teens attend the funeral for Rabbi Mordechai Leifer in Ashdod, Israel, Oct. 5, 2020.

Israeli ultra-Orthodox celebrate Simchat Torah holiday despite lockdown orders

Sacred Nation

Under lockdown rules, gatherings are limited to 20 people outdoors and 10 indoors. But on Saturday night, in the Shikun Hahistadrut neighborhood, music and singing rang out from the open windows of a Torah study seminary as celebrants gathered.

Two men wearing tank tops and face masks protest and wave blue and white Israeli flags in a big crowd

Israelis protest against new COVID-19 measures that restrict protests


Under new measures against the coronavirus, the Israeli government has banned protesters from holding demonstrations more than 1 kilometer (about a half-mile) from their homes. In response, some activists have turned to WhatsApp, Facebook and an interactive map to find protest sites near them. 

National flags of Bahrain, UAE, Israel and the US are projected onto the walls of Jerusalem's Old city, Sept. 15, 2020.

Israel hoping to boost regional security with Abraham Accords

Global Politics

While Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu takes a victory lap in Washington, the Palestinian leadership remains opposed to what they have termed “betrayal” by fellow Arab states.