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Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas addressed the liberal pro-Israel lobbying group's 2021 National Conference.

Dianne Morales, a former non-profit CEO, has criticised Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories and spoken out against sponsored trips to Israel.

New definition of anti-Semitism challenges pro-Israel narratives

The New Arab Staff

New definition of anti-Semitism challenges pro-Israel narratives

The new 'Jerusalem Declaration on Anti-Semitism' says boycotts of Israel are not anti-Semitic, in contrast to the controversial IHRA definition.

London university gets its first hijabi student union president

The New Arab Staff

London university gets its first hijabi student union president

Shaima Dallali warned students and universities are facing pressure from the UK government to adopt legislation that would "hinder the students' ...

<em>BDS</em> win: Virginia governor hopeful backs Israel boycott movement

Brooke Anderson

BDS win: Virginia governor hopeful backs Israel boycott movement

In rare move, Lee Carter, a candidate running for governor of Virginia, expressed strong support for the Israel boycott movement.

Ziad Al-Qattan

Free speech, Israel-Palestine and the battle to define anti-Semitism

In-depth: UCL academics say the IHRA definition does nothing to eradicate anti-Semitism but shuts down debate on Palestine.

Kamel Hawwash

Palestine solidarity alive and well this Israeli Apartheid Week

Comment: This year, Israeli Apartheid Week activists explore Palestinian solidarity through the lens of anti-racism, despite ongoing efforts to ...

The New Arab Staff

French activist stands trial over calls for Israeli boycott

Olivia Zemor appeared in court over an online appeal she made on her website EuroPalestine urging readers to boycott Teva, a French company ...

The New Arab Staff

Cornel West claims pro-Palestine stance cost him Harvard tenure

West left Harvard University amid a controversy over his consideration for tenure.

Right to boycott Israel challenged in Georgia, Arkansas courts

Brooke Anderson

Right to boycott Israel challenged in Georgia, Arkansas courts

Georgia and Arkansas are the latest in a string of US states addressing the right to boycott Israel.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt's political prisoners 'denied fruit, bread' during family visits

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

US court rules against Arkansas' Israel boycott pledge law

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US court rules against Arkansas' Israel boycott pledge law

A US court has ruled that forcing companies not to boycott Israel was "unconstitutional".

HRW accuses Australia of 'blocking' justice for Palestinians

The New Arab Staff

HRW accuses Australia of 'blocking' justice for Palestinians

Human Rights Watch condemned remarks by Australia's Foreign Minister saying that the country did not recognise the International Criminal ...

UN urges Egypt to remove activists from ‘terrorist’ list

The New Arab Staff

UN urges Egypt to remove activists from ‘terrorist’ list

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

Hungary, Germany voice opposition to ICC ruling

The New Arab Staff

Hungary, Germany voice opposition to ICC ruling

The two European countries are the first to publicly oppose the ICC ruling, after Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi made frantic calls to ...

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 New Arab Staff

Israel panics after ICC pledges to investigate 'war crimes'

The foreign ministry sent a classified cable to Israeli ambassadors for them to ask for support around the world against the ICC ruling

Mitchell Plitnick

Holes in Biden's Palestine policy tell a familiar story

Comment: Biden's initial moves in the Israel/Palestine arena suggest a move back to Obama-era policies, while leaving Trump's damage ...

The New Arab Staff

Trump's plans to outlaw BDS as 'anti-Semitic' scrapped

Mike Pompeo's plan to outlaw the BDS movement and to label it as anti-Semitic is now off the table under the new Biden administration.

Palestinian media organisations boycott Facebook over censorship

The New Arab Staff

Palestinian media organisations boycott Facebook over censorship

Dozens of Palestinian media organisations have held a temporary boycott of Facebook in protest at the social networking giant's censorship of ...

The New Arab Staff

Biden appoints Jordanian American as senior legal affairs advisor

Dana Shubat, a Jordanian American woman, has been appointed as a senior legal affairs advisor on the Biden administration.

Palestinian teen's murder underscores the joint struggle with BLM

Hiba Rahim

Palestinian teen's murder underscores the joint struggle with BLM

Comment: For Palestinians and US communities of colour, racism is the enabler of violence and oppression. We must unite in our resistance to ...

<em>BDS</em> renews calls to boycott Arab-Israeli vlogger Nas Daily

The New Arab Staff

BDS renews calls to boycott Arab-Israeli vlogger Nas Daily

The Jordan and Kuwait accounts of the the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement renewed calls to boycott Nas Daily.

Palestinians: Victims of 'cancel culture'

James J. Zogby

Palestinians: Victims of 'cancel culture'

Comment: 'Cancel culture' is nothing new. It's been around for decades, with Arab Americans and Palestinian human rights ​supporters as the main ...

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