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East Jerusalem's Palestinians will not be allowed to vote in Tuesday's election as they are considered as residents despite paying taxes.

A sanctuary in the West Bank is providing care to donkeys that have failed to sell at markets in Nablus.

Don't expect Biden to reverse Trump's legacy in Palestine

Ramona Wadi

Don't expect Biden to reverse Trump's legacy in Palestine

Comment: Joe Biden has neither obligation nor political will to reverse Trump's worst concessions to Israel, and the UN has only progressed in its complicity, writes Ramona Wadi.

The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

The New Arab Staff

The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

A retrospective of our coverage of 2020's leading stories

Israel and the UAE capitalise as Trump era ends

Nour Odeh

Israel and the UAE capitalise as Trump era ends

Analysis: Fearing a reversal of policies under the Biden administration, Israel and the UAE are exploiting the last days of Trump's presidency ...

Jessica Buxbaum

How Israel's nation-state law perpetuates racial segregation

In-depth: An Israeli court has rejected local petitions to establish an Arabic-language school in Karmiel or fund transport for Palestinian students, arguing that it would damage the city's 'Jewish character'.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Abraham Accords are 'opportunity' for Palestinians: Israel

"I call on the Palestinians to change their minds and enter direct negotiation with us without preconditions," Israel's foreign minister said.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jordan, Israel diplomats in rare meeting on Palestinian issue

The rare meeting came days after Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas visited Jordan.

Ramona Wadi

For Palestinians, Secretary Blinken is precious little to celebrate

Comment: Secretary of State Blinken will likely bring an 'acceptable' veneer to US enabling of Israel, but little concrete change, writes Ramona ...

Israel sends Palestinians over $1 billion it owes: minister

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel sends Palestinians over $1 billion it owes: minister

The transfers of Palestinian taxes, collected by Israel, represent the equivalent of 35 percent of the Palestinian Authorities' projected tax ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Low-cost carrier FlyDubai begins Israel flights after deal

Israeli tourists waved their Israeli passports to journalists as they arrived in Dubai on Thursday.

What to expect from Biden's Israel policy

Thomas O. Falk

What to expect from Biden's Israel policy

Analysis: Biden's relationship with Israel could be tested over Iran, but the president-elect's proclivity for a paradigm shift or a reversal of ...

Palestinians say first meeting with Israeli official in months

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinians say first meeting with Israeli official in months

A Palestinian minister said he spoke with an Israeli army officer, the first such meeting in six months.

Palestinians say restoring cooperation with Israel

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinians say restoring cooperation with Israel

The announcement comes as Palestinians have welcomed the victory of Joe Biden, who has pledged to restore US opposition to Israel building ...

Pompeo heads to see allies turning page on Trump

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pompeo heads to see allies turning page on Trump

With President Donald Trump refusing to concede and making unsubstantiated claims of fraud, Mike Pompeo, one of his most loyal aides, has dug in ...

Stasa Salacanin

The future of EU-Israel relations after Biden's victory

Analysis: While there are hopes that Joe Biden will revamp transatlantic ties, the EU needs to find its own voice on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Biden and the future of the Middle East's autocrats

Biden has vowed to drastically change America's relationship with Middle Eastern autocracies, so what can the leaders of Egypt, the Gulf and ...

Alessandra Bajec

UAE plan to 'modernise' checkpoints could entrench Israel's occupation

In-depth: An Israeli-Emirati investment fund could be used to upgrade military checkpoints across the West Bank. Palestinians say it would make ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US passports to list 'Israel' for birth in Jerusalem

The United States said Thursday that its citizens born in Jerusalem will be able to list Israel as their place of birth

Dubai to stock Israeli-grown wine from occupied Golan Heights

The New Arab Staff

Dubai to stock Israeli-grown wine from occupied Golan Heights

The Israeli wine will be available at hotels, restaurants and shops in Dubai, where only non-Muslims are legally allowed to drink.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN envoy demands probe into young Palestinian's death

UN Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov demanded an "independent investigation" after a Palestinian youth died following a weekend confrontation ...

Israeli settlement approvals hit record high

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israeli settlement approvals hit record high

The Israeli settlement watchdog Peace Now has reported that approvals for settlements in the occupied West Bank, which are illegal under ...

Israel approves first West Bank settler homes since normalisation

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel approves first West Bank settler homes since normalisation

Israel has approved its first illegal West Bank settler home since normalising relations with the UAE and Bahrain.

How the Arab League failed Palestine

Ali Adam

How the Arab League failed Palestine

Analysis: The Arab League's failure to condemn normalisation deals with Israel has soured already complicated ties with Palestine.

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