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Political prisoners in Egypt have been prohibited from receiving specific food, including fruits and bread, from their visiting families, according to a new report.

Ramy Shaath and Zyad El-Elaimy were arrested in June 2019 and added to an Egyptian terrorism list in April 2020 “without evidence”.

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 Muhammad Shehada.

The uses and abuses of how we define antisemitism

Malia Bouattia

The uses and abuses of how we define antisemitism

Comment: The IHRA's definition of antisemitism is being used to attack free speech, repress social justice work and criminalise Palestine ...

Remembering the Detroit Arab Workers strike for Palestine

Diana Alghoul

Remembering the Detroit Arab Workers strike for Palestine

The Detroit Arab Workers strike won a very important battle in the United Auto Workers divesting from Israeli partners and left a legacy in the ...

The New Arab Staff

Syrian doctor, rescuer to receive top US peace prize

The Gandhi peace award, organised by the peace advocacy organisation Promoting Enduring Peace (PEP), named Dr Zahir Sahloul and civil defense leader Maysoun Al-Misry as recipients.

Rasha Mubarak

Voting for a freer, more democratic world

Comment: As a Palestinian-American woman voter in Florida, I know what is needed to enfranchise my community and overcome the suppression ...

The New Arab Staff

Four participants withdraw from Israeli documentary festival, citing BDS

Four participants of Docaviv 2020 have withdrawn themselves and their entries after a campaign by BDS.

Malia Bouattia

International solidarity with Gaza must begin at home

Comment: As Israel confidently strikes Gaza with little international coverage or outrage, our responsibility is to apply pressure on complicit ...

Sarsour is a steadfast ally, Biden shouldn't forget that

Mitchell Plitnick

Sarsour is a steadfast ally, Biden shouldn't forget that

Comment: Biden's campaign must make space in the Democratic tent for anti-racist and progressive ally, Linda Sarsour, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel releases prominent Palestinian BDS activist

Israel on Monday released a West Bank leader of the global campaign to boycott the Jewish state, following his arrest last month by Israel's ...

Pro-Palestine Democrat wins reveal weakening influence of Israel money

Mitchell Plitnick

Pro-Palestine Democrat wins reveal weakening influence of Israel money

Comment: A string of defeats for pro-Israel candidates shows that Israeli support is not enough to overcome the progressive wave taking over the ...

As <em>BDS</em> gains ground, Palestinian activists pay the price

Malia Bouattia

As BDS gains ground, Palestinian activists pay the price

Comment: Intimidation and detention without charge, as in the case of Palestinian activist Mahmoud Nawajaa, is a common Israeli tactic ...

Palestinian protesters urge Israel to free <em>BDS</em> <em>activist</em>

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinian protesters urge Israel to free BDS activist

Protesters gathered outside the German diplomatic office in the West Bank on Tuesday after a leading coordinator of the Palestinian-led Boycott, ...

Pro-Palestine candidate Cori Bush wins US congress primary

The New Arab Staff

Pro-Palestine candidate Cori Bush wins US congress primary

Cori Bush earned a reputation as a fierce activist on the streets against police brutality in Missouri, and she made headlines for ...

Jan-Peter Westad

Fears grow for Egypt's political prisoners as Covid-19 surges

Fears grow for political prisoners in Egypt's jails as Covid-19 spreads amid deplorable conditions.

Malia Bouattia

End complicity between UK universities and Israeli apartheid

Comment: An exciting new initiative leads the way on pressuring academic institutions into divesting from companies that are complicit in the ...

A joint call from Arab intellectuals and personalities

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

Comment: An open letter from more than 150 personalities from the Arab world, calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails ...

The New Arab

Outrage after Egypt puts BDS co-founder on terror list

Amnesty International says Palestinian-Egyptian human rights activist Ramy Shaath is a prisoner of conscience after being forcibly ...

Unravelling the misuse of international law with Noura Erakat

Elias Jahshan

Unravelling the misuse of international law with Noura Erakat

The New Arab Meets: Noura Erakat, a Palestinian-American legal scholar, human rights attorney, activist and author of Justice for Some: ...

Sahar F. Aziz

Accusing Sanders of anti-Semitism amounts to thinly veiled Islamophobia

Comment: Critics are accusing Jewish candidate Bernie Sanders of anti-Semitism, just to keep his progressive politics out of power, writes Sahar ...

Labour manifesto kisses goodbye to Blair's toxic legacy

Malia Bouattia

Labour manifesto kisses goodbye to Blair's toxic legacy

Comment: Labour's manifesto isn't perfect, but it presents a foreign policy that learns from past errors, and promises a more peaceful and just ...

Israel 'joins ugly club' by deporting human rights campaigner

The New Arab

Israel 'joins ugly club' by deporting human rights campaigner

The Human Rights Watch Israel and Palestine director has been forced out of the country.

What Labour's women can learn from Tlaib and Omar

Malia Bouattia

What Labour's women can learn from Tlaib and Omar

Comment: Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar's responses to smear campaigns are good examples for Labour's Salma Yaqoob and Zarah ...

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