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An interview between a popular Israeli blogger and two influential Emirati and Bahraini figures prompted fierce criticism online, after the Arabs praised Israel's military as heroic.

Mohamed Ramadan denied knowing Omer Adam was Israeli after he received backlash for taking a photo with the singer, and said that 'Palestine is number one'

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

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.

Yemen in Focus: UAE-backed STC 'violating rights in Socotra'

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: UAE-backed STC 'violating rights in Socotra'

This week we focus on rights violations in Socotra, a US admission to civilian casualties and Yemen's at-risk heritage.

This election holds special importance <em>for</em> <em>Arab</em> Americans

Sarah Alaoui

This election holds special importance for Arab Americans

Comment: Arab Americans must overcome their disenchantment with US politics as their vote in this year's tightly contested election ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Majority of Arabs reject normalisation with Israel: Poll

According to a poll that ran between last November and July, an average of 88 percent of Arab citizens reject normalising with Israel.

Maher al-Charif

Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

Comment: To mark 20 years since the Second Intifada, Maher al-Charif takes a look back at the 1940 general strike and armed rebellion, ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Will the Caesar Act deter UAE normalisation of Assad?

In-depth: The Syrian regime has become increasingly important to the UAE's geopolitical goals.

Abbad Yahya

A plan to resist Trump’s Deal of the Century

The long read: A new book by Palestinian intellectual Azmi Bishara presents a comprehensive strategy to resist Trump and Netanyahu’s ...

How many people have died in Syria since 2011?

Amr Salahi

How many people have died in Syria since 2011?

Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed in Syria’s nine-year conflict, but different organisations have provided different numbers, ...

The New Arab

Profile: Lebanon's new government, including first-ever female defence chief

Six women have been appointed in Lebanon's allegedly 'technocratic' government – but are the ministers as fresh-faced as they seem?

Syrian entrepreneurs want to stay in Turkey

The New Arab

Syrian entrepreneurs want to stay in Turkey

Almost three quarters of Syrian entrepreneurs in Turkey want to stay in the country even after the war in Syria ends.

Syria Weekly: Regime onslaught on Idlib continues

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Regime onslaught on Idlib continues

The bloodbath in Idlib continued this week, with pressure on regional player Turkey to accept more refugees and do more to protect ...

Middle East rivalries threaten Europe

Stasa Salacanin

Middle East rivalries threaten Europe

Iran and Saudi Arabia are fiercely competing for each other in every possible domain, transferring the rivalry to almost every ...

<em>Arab</em> <em>research</em> <em>centre</em> releases new issue of AlMuntaqa journal

The New Arab

Arab research centre releases new issue of AlMuntaqa journal

The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies has released the latest issue of its ...

Stasa Salacanin

China-US trade war impact on the Middle East

High tensions and ongoing trade war between US and China has shaken the global economy. The Middle East could become one of the main battlefields between them, writes Stasa Salacanin.

Stasa Salacanin

Nuclear energy: Necessity or geopolitical status symbol?

Despite political and security issues in the region and potential environmental hazards, many Arab states are rapidly ...

Abdelwahab El-Affendi

The hijacking of AFP: Lessons for beginner journalists

Comment: AFP has made some crucial - and elementary - mistakes in its profile of academic Azmi Bishara, writes Abdelwahab El-Affendi.

Marwan Kabalan

On the attack against the Arab Centre

Attacks against the Arab Centre for Research and Policy are not new. What is new however, ...

Doha Institute publishes response to critical Bishara profile

The New Arab

Doha Institute publishes response to critical Bishara profile

The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies was 'shocked' by the publication of a ...

Abdulrahman Elshayyal

AFP endorses regime-led narrative against leading Arab democrat

Why did the AFP decide to publish a slanderous piece about Azmi Bishara, a prominent proponent of democracy and freedom in the region?

Can Europe defend Iran?

Stasa Salacanin

Can Europe defend Iran?

Analysis: Does the EU have enough diplomatic skills and economic potentials to keep the Iran deal alive and how will it ...

The resurfacing of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Kevin Schwartz

The resurfacing of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Comment: Government wavering about how to move forward following the recent protests has left an opening for someone like Ahmadinejad ...

Why France's Macron is wrong on Iraq

Pieter-Jan Dockx

Why France's Macron is wrong on Iraq

Comment: Macron's policy objectives in Iraq are not grounded in reality, writes Pieter-Jan Dockx.

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