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Analysis: While Biden has criticised Trump's support for Sisi, the president-elect has a mixed legacy when it comes to supporting human rights and democracy in Egypt.

The US secretary of state also visited an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank and announced new measures against the Palestinian-led boycott movement.

Don't look to Washington for <em>peace</em> in Israel-Palestine

Hugh Lovatt

Don't look to Washington for peace in Israel-Palestine

Analysis: The Palestinian leadership must escape the illusion that Biden will significantly challenge Israeli policy, let alone deliver Palestinian statehood.

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 ...

'We are still here': Documenting Palestine's lost history

Abeer Ayyoub

'We are still here': Documenting Palestine's lost history

Tarek Bakri was determined to tell Palestine's history. His work is now one of the largest visual documentation projects tracing personal ...

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 occupation permanent.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US defence secretary in Israel talks on 'military edge'

US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper is in Israel for talks on how it can maintain its military superiority after sales of US F-35 jets to the UAE ...

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

Alessandra Bajec

Palestine's olive harvest marred by rising Israeli settler violence

In-depth: Attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinians often intensify during the crucial olive harvest season.

Biden and the Saudi quagmire in Yemen

Giorgio Cafiero and Monica Leung

Biden and the Saudi quagmire in Yemen

Analysis: Few countries, if any, will feel the consequences of the 2020 US election as much as Yemen

The New Arab Staff

Jordan is Saudi Arabia's largest trade partner: ambassador

Saudi ambassador to Amman Nayef bin Bandar Al-Sudairy said trade relations between Riyadh and Amman have been growing in recent years.

<em>Arab</em> regimes are falsifying Palestinian history to enable normalisation

Ali Adam

Arab regimes are falsifying Palestinian history to enable normalisation

Comment: A Saudi-Emirati effort is underway to discredit Palestinian narratives of the conflict in favour of Israeli ones in order to pave the ...

Prospects of US mediation in the Lebanon-Israel border talks

Joe Macaron

Prospects of US mediation in the Lebanon-Israel border talks

Comment: As Israel and Lebanon begin landmark maritime border talks, Joe Macaron takes an in-depth look at the players and issues involved in ...

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 ...

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.

The New Arab Staff

US-Israeli delegation to visit Bahrain - report

A joint US-Israeli delegation could visit Bahrain next week to get the process of normalising relations between Israel and Bahrain started, the Israel HaYom newspaper reports.

The New Arab Staff

Emirati ship docks in Israeli port for first time

The UAE and Israel have continued strengthening economic ties since signing a controversial normalisation deal last month.

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.

Yousra Samir Imran

Sudan's revolution and the broken promise of women's rights

Women fuelled Sudan's revolution, but the promise of greater gender equality remains elusive.

Libya refuses <em>Arab</em> League presidency after Palestinian walkout

The New Arab Staff

Libya refuses Arab League presidency after Palestinian walkout

Libya has announced that it will not take up the presidency of the Arab League after the Palestinians resigned in protest at Gulf ...

Sabena Siddiqui

How Turkey, Israel and Pakistan ended up backing Azerbaijan

Analysis: The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has produced an unlikely alignment of traditionally hostile regional actors.

Normalisation with Israel: Russia's delicate balancing act

Giorgio Cafiero and Daniel Wagner

Normalisation with Israel: Russia's delicate balancing act

Analysis: The UAE and Bahrain's normalisation of ties with Israel presents both challenges and opportunities for Russian interests in the Middle ...

Foreign ministers of Israel and UAE meet in Berlin

The New Arab Staff

Foreign ministers of Israel and UAE meet in Berlin

The foreign ministers of Israel and the UAE have held a ‘historic’ meeting at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, in a move characterized as ...

The UN's existential crisis

Shashi Tharoor

The UN's existential crisis

Comment: Covid-19 was an opportunity for UN multilateralism to shine. Instead it reveled the disturbing fragility of the UN's founding ...

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