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The UAE defended its peace deal with Israel as a move designed to "shake up" a deadlocked Middle East diplomacy.

Comment: The deal announced Thursday serves only the interests of Trump in an election year, Israel, and Arab authoritarianism in the region, writes Rami Khouri.

Saudi pro-Israel journalist stripped of nationality appeals to MbS

The New Arab Staff

Saudi pro-Israel journalist stripped of nationality appeals to MbS

Pro-Israel journalist Hamid Al-Ghabin said his Saudi citizenship was withdrawn and appealed to Mohammed bin Salman for amnesty.

Palestinians must lead the world's last anti-colonial struggle

Rami G. Khouri

Palestinians must lead the world's last anti-colonial struggle

Comment: The Palestinians must dare to lead their anti-colonial battle with a powerful raft of political, economic, legal, and mass mobilisation ...

Saudi Arabia denies MbS meeting with Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu

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Saudi Arabia denies MbS meeting with Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu

A Saudi Arabian minister has said there are no plans for the crown prince to meet with Netanyahu in spite of reports suggesting normalisation ...

The New Arab

Saudi FM endorses Trump's 'Deal of the Century'

Adel al-Jubeir has endorsed the controversial Deal of the Century which Palestinians have been strongly opposed to.

James Reinl

Saeb Erekat leads Palestinian pushback against US plan

PLO Secretary-General, Saeb Erekat, is railing against the 'Deal of the Century peace plan', saying it is really a cover for Israel to ...

The New Arab & agencies

Israel moves ahead with annexation plans despite international outcry

Netanyahu's plan to annex the Jordan Valley looks like it's going ahead, as potential legal action by the ICC looms.

Josh Ruebner

Not even War Powers Act can stop Trump now

Comment: Democrats are trying to limit Trump's warmongering, but blind support from Republicans, plus a presidential veto are making that near ...

Israel is using Expo 2020 Dubai to fast-track normalisation

Ramona Wadi

Israel is using Expo 2020 Dubai to fast-track normalisation

Comment: Arab states' willingness to fall in line with Israel's plan for normalisation is bad news for Palestinians, writes Ramona ...

The New Arab

'Major economic growth' possible in Palestine: IMF chief

IMF chief Christine Lagarde said that Jared Kushner's peace plan, which denies Palestinians statehood, could lead to economic growth in ...

Normalising Israel in Warsaw

Ramona Wadi

Normalising Israel in Warsaw

Comment: The Warsaw Summit was a blatant exercise in Arab states' opportunism, and normalisation of Israel, writes Ramona Wadi.

The start of a new arms race

Imad K. Harb

The start of a new arms race

Comment: The US withdrawal from the Cold War-era nuclear arms treaty augurs a dangerous new stage in US relations with Russia, and China, writes ...

Growing Israel-Saudi Arabia ties 'set back by Khashoggi murder'

The New Arab

Growing Israel-Saudi Arabia ties 'set back by Khashoggi murder'

The killing of Khashoggi has weakened MbS' position in the kingdom and reduced political will for risky foreign policy moves such as ...

Palestinians urge <em>Arab</em> world to counter Israel normalisation efforts

The New Arab

Palestinians urge Arab world to counter Israel normalisation efforts

Palestinian officials are watching in alarm as Israel continues to build closer relations with Arab and Muslim states.

Kamel Hawwash

If there's no occupation, then where are equal rights?

Comment: Israel says there's no occupation. Either it gives equal rights to all inhabitants of historic Palestine, or accepts it's an Apartheid state, writes Kamel Hawwash.

James J. Zogby

Normalisation doesn't advance Israeli/Palestinian peace

Comment: Normalising relations with Israel merely emboldens the occupiers to consolidate their annexation of Palestinian land, writes James J. ...

The New Arab

Top Israeli minister heads to Oman following Netanyahu visit

Netanyahu met with Oman's Sultan Qaboos last week, the first visit to the Gulf state by an Israeli premier since 1996.

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi prince says Israel has 'right' to its land

Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has defended Israel's right to exist in a controversial interview with a US magazine.

Saudi prince says Israel has 'right' to its land

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi prince says Israel has 'right' to its land

The Saudi crown prince has defended Israel's right to a homeland.

Stasa Salacanin

The cautious détente between Saudi Arabia and Israel

Analysis: A previously inconceivable strategic alliance has been fostered between Saudi Arabia and Israel, defying decades of rhetoric and ...

Forget Jerusalem: US-Saudi plan peddles 'alternative Palestinian capital'

The New Arab

Forget Jerusalem: US-Saudi plan peddles 'alternative Palestinian capital'

A peace plan emerging from America's diplomatic push is weighted in Israel's favour, with Saudi positions on Jerusalem aligning with ...

On the costs of normalisation with Israel

Imad K. Harb

On the costs of normalisation with Israel

Comment: Arab normalisation with Israel is tantamount to accepting the final liquidation of Palestinian lands and rights, writes Imad ...

Donald Macintyre's 'Gaza: Preparing for Dawn': An incisive account

Yasmin Ibrahim

Donald Macintyre's 'Gaza: Preparing for Dawn': An incisive account

Book review: Macintyre's authoritative voice comes through in his persistent interrogation of one overarching question: How did Gaza get so bad?

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