A toy reindeer is shown on a white background. Radio stations, looking to boost ratings and provide comfort in a pandemic-marred year, started playing songs as early as July. And listeners loved it.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (center) wears a protective face mask as he makes his way to attend the swearing-in ceremony of his new government, at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in May. The Knesset has dissolved and Israel is headed to new elections for the fourth time in two years.