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Comment: For the disillusioned and the frustrated, Barghouti's presidency seems like an attractive option. But the staying power of his revolutionary rhetoric is far from guaranteed, writes Emad Moussa.

Ambassador Mohammad Mahmoud Al Khajah is scheduled to meet with top Israeli officials including Prime Minister Netanyahu.

Anti-zionism isn't anti-semitism, Facebook should make the distinction

Mitchell Plitnick

Anti-zionism isn't anti-semitism, Facebook should make the distinction

Comment: Facebook is considering classing anti-Zionism as a kind of hate speech. Doing so would be detrimental to Palestinians and Jews alike, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

Rival Palestinian factions 'pen joint letter to Biden administration'

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Rival Palestinian factions 'pen joint letter to Biden administration'

The reported letter comes following recent talks between Fatah and Hamas officials, ahead of national elections in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Nearly half of Israeli youths hate Palestinians, study finds

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Nearly half of Israeli youths hate Palestinians, study finds

Palestinian citizens of Israel were comparatively less hateful, according to the Hebrew University poll.

Jonathan Kuttab

Is Israel an apartheid state?

Comment: Israel has determined separate and unequal regimes for Israelis and Palestinians, and enshrined them in laws that assert the control of one group over the other, writes Jonathan Kuttab.

Mitchell Plitnick

AIPAC wants to decide who runs in Palestinian elections

Comment: America's Israel lobby has no right to dictate who is or is not eligible and legitimate to run in Palestinian elections. Doing so is ...

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UAE swears in first ambassador to Israel

Mohamed Mahmoud Al Khaja has been sworn in on Sunday as the first UAE's ambassador to Israel, five months after a controversial normalisation ...

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Dubai airport sees passenger traffic drop 70% amid pandemic

As the travel industry collapsed worlwide, Dubai International Airport, which saw 86.4 million passengers in 2019, became a ghost-town of ...

US urges settlement halt amid major Israeli expansion plan

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US urges settlement halt amid major Israeli expansion plan

The US called on Israel to stop settlement activity as the Jewish National Fund green-lighted a policy allowing it to spend millions on ...

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Palestinians hope vote boosts diplomatic strength: experts

Palestinians are hoping that the recently announced elections will help to strengthen diplomatic ties with foreign countries and lead to talks ...

Except for Palestine: The Limits of Progressive Politics

Nahrain Al-Mousawi

Except for Palestine: The Limits of Progressive Politics

Book Club: Except for Palestine unpacks the exceptional nature of policies toward Palestine in the US.

ICC probe is first real test for Biden administration

Muhammad Shehada

ICC probe is first real test for Biden administration

Comment: If he is to rebuild trust with Palestinians, Biden must not stand in the way of the ICC investigation into Israeli war crimes, writes ...

Netanyahu promises ministry to first-ever Muslim on Likud list

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Netanyahu promises ministry to first-ever Muslim on Likud list

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his intention to appoint the first-ever Muslim candidate on the Likud Party list if he were ...

Hundreds of <em>Arab</em> <em>Israelis</em> protest after death of student

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Hundreds of Arab Israelis protest after death of student

Arab Israelis protested against violence and criminality after a student was killed by Israeli police during a shootout.

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Saudi newspaper publishes first ever op-ed written by Israelis

Arab News, Saudi Arabia’s most widely read English newspaper, has published an op-ed written by two Israelis under a joint research programme with the UAE.

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UN says Israeli settlements are 'major obstacles to peace'

At a session of a UN committee on Palestinian rights, Antonio Guterres reiterated that settlement activities in the occupied West Bank are ...

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At least 130,000 Israelis have visited UAE since normalisation

At least 130,000 Israelis visited the UAE since the two countries normalised ties and signed an agreement in September.

Giorgio Cafiero

Why all the mudslinging against Iran envoy Robert Malley?

Comment: Biden's pick signals a determination to get negotiations with Iran back on track, despite objections from vocal Iran hawks in ...

Israel's chief epidemiologist angers UAE with coronavirus accusations

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Israel's chief epidemiologist angers UAE with coronavirus accusations

Hundreds of Israelis have tested positive for Covid-19 after returning from the UAE, according to official data.

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Russia suggests peace conference, US to renew Palestinian ties

Russia has backed a Palestinian proposal for a Middle East conference.

US to restore Palestinian aid under Joe Biden's administration

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US to restore Palestinian aid under Joe Biden's administration

The US will reopen Palestinian diplomatic missions and restore aid to the Palestinian Authority.

Jordan slams Israeli 'assaults' on Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa compound

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Jordan slams Israeli 'assaults' on Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa compound

Jordan's foreign ministry has called on Israeli authorities to stop protecting groups of hard-line settlers who regularly attempt to storm the ...

Morocco signs direct flight agreement with Israel

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Morocco signs direct flight agreement with Israel

The two states agreed to normalise ties in December last year.

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