A Jewish settler holds an Israeli flag as Palestinians argue with Israeli soldiers during a protest against Israel's plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, in Susya village south of Heron June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma - RC2BCH9JZFXN

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and current Alternate Prime Minister Gantz reached a coalition agreement that stipulates that Israel can apply sovereignty to parts of the West Bank, in coordination with the US administration, from July 1. The different and currently unknown versions and timing of the potential application of sovereignty, also known as annexation, will have an impact on the backlash vis-a-vis the Palestinians, as well as Israel’s relations with prominent regional actors.

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As of the beginning of April, the COVID-19 pandemic has reached nearly every country, exceeding 1,000,000 cases worldwide and more than 65,000 deaths. Many countries have enacted travel bans, border closures, and lock-down restrictions in an effort to curb the spread of the virus as it grows. While this is foremost a health and humanitarian crisis, the pandemic and global response creates a range of security risks. These include civil unrest, anti-foreigner violence, opportunistic and financially motivated crime, and cyber attacks, among others.

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