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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 were approved.

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

Palestine's olive harvest marred by rising Israeli settler violence

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

Jordan is Saudi Arabia's largest trade partner: ambassador

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.

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 way for normalisation, writes Ali Adam.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

US-Israeli delegation to visit Bahrain - report

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 ...

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.

How the <em>Arab</em> 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.

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

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 ...

How Turkey, Israel and Pakistan ended up backing Azerbaijan

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.

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 East.

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 ...

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 ...

Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

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, and the ...

The New Arab Staff

Top Palestinian official calls for Arab League chief’s resignation

Saeb Erakat, the General Secretary of the PLO’s Executive Committee, called on Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit to ...

Qatar boldly defends <em>Arab</em> <em>Peace</em> <em>Initiative</em> at UN

Giorgio Cafiero

Qatar boldly defends Arab Peace Initiative at UN

Comment: Qatar has reiterated its steadfast commitment to the Arab Peace Initiative, despite Washington's push for ...

Bahrain claims Israel normalisation will stop West Bank annexation

The New Arab Staff

Bahrain claims Israel normalisation will stop West Bank annexation

Bahrain's king said the normalisation deal with Israel was done in exchange for a halt to annexation, despite the Jewish state's claim to the ...

Qatar refuses to assume <em>Arab</em> League presidency

The New Arab Staff

Qatar refuses to assume Arab League presidency

The position of Arab League president became vacant after Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki resigned from the role.

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