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Palestinian lawyers have filed a suit against the British government for the 1917 Balfour Declaration, which promised a ‘national home’ for the Jewish people in Palestine.

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 First Intifada of 1987.

The Hundred Years' War on Palestine

Josh Ruebner

The Hundred Years' War on Palestine

Book Club: Rashid Khalidi's masterful book traces a hundred years of colonial war against Palestinians, waged first by the Zionist movement and Israel but backed by Britain and the US.

Stop normalising apartheid: Lessons from South Africa's liberation struggle

Suraya Dadoo

Stop normalising apartheid: Lessons from South Africa's liberation struggle

Comment: Africa's Frontline States showed what real solidarity looks like, but the Arab world is ignoring the lessons of history, writes Suraya ...

UK's Boris Johnson writes op-ed against for Israeli newspaper

The New Arab Staff

UK's Boris Johnson writes op-ed against for Israeli newspaper

In an op-ed for Israel's top newspaper, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson opposed Israel's annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank.

Rami G. Khouri

To end colonial racism, fix Balfour's declaration

Comment: Remedying the pain caused by British colonial racism includes righting historical wrongs by promoting the birth of a Palestinian state, writes Rami Khouri.

Rami G. Khouri

Palestinians must lead the world's last anti-colonial struggle

Comment: The Palestinians must dare to lead their anti-colonial battle with a powerful raft of political, economic, legal, and mass mobilisation ...

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: Law and ...

Rami G. Khouri

Trump-Netanyahu issue a new colonial mandate in Palestine

Comment: Trump and Netanyahu's plan is effectively a 21st century neo-mandate, mirroring the most insidious aims and values of the 1922 British ...

The best books by Arab authors in 2019

Elias Jahshan

The best books by Arab authors in 2019

Book Club: The New Arab rounds up some of the best reads written in English by Arab authors this year.

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 ...

Is anti-Zionism a form of anti-Semitism?

Azmi Bishara

Is anti-Zionism a form of anti-Semitism?

Comment: Just as there are anti-Zionist Jews, in Europe and the US, there are many anti-Semites who admire both Israel and Zionism, notes Azmi ...

Secret Israeli ambassador university visits testify to BDS' power

Malia Bouattia

Secret Israeli ambassador university visits testify to BDS' power

Comment: The secrecy and security surrounding Regev's visits to UK universities shows Israel is losing the struggle to normalise its actions, ...

PLO backs suspension of Israel recognition

The New Arab & agencies

PLO backs suspension of Israel recognition

The PLO called for the suspension of recognising Israel until it recognises the state of Palestine with east Jerusalem as its capital.

Abbas says Hamas "serving US interest"

The New Arab & agencies

Abbas says Hamas "serving US interest"

Abbas repeated his frequent assertion that Hamas are trying to form a "mini state" in Gaza, and vowed to oppose Trump's peace plan.

Muhammad Shehada

Hamas forced to adapt as Arab solidarity fades

Comment: After Hamas' 2006 election victory, its leaders discovered Arab support was not as forthcoming as they'd expected, writes Muhammad Shehada.

The New Arab & agencies

Palestinians have clear favourite in Sweden-England match

"I can't imagine a Palestinian supporting England, which created the Balfour Agreement, or not supporting the country that stood before ...

Malia Bouattia

Prince William is no 'peacemaker' for Palestinians

Comment: The royal visit paid lip service to the Palestinian right to statehood, but remained silent on the causes that have stood in its way, ...

The New Arab

Trump's face to feature on newly-minted Israeli coin

An Israeli organisation has minted a coin bearing US President Donald Trump's face in honour of his decision to move the American embassy to ...

The wrong story: Palestine, Israel and the media

Sophia Akram

The wrong story: Palestine, Israel and the media

Book review: Greg Shupak's new book is a highly relevant and necessary account of how the media is feeding us the wrong story on Israel and ...

Ali Adam

Palestinian refugees pledge to return home with non-violent marches

A new movement aims to inspire masses of Palestinians to take direct action, reports Ali Adam.

Abbas calls for international conference on Palestinian-Israeli conflict

The New Arab

Abbas calls for international conference on Palestinian-Israeli conflict

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas slammed Israel for colonising Palestine with illegal settlements and called for a multilateral conference in ...

Danny Boyle and Banksy stage alternative nativity in Bethlehem

The New Arab & agencies

Danny Boyle and Banksy stage alternative nativity in Bethlehem

A new documentary will follow Banksy and Danny Boyle's attempt to put together an unorthodox nativity play set in Jesus' birthplace, which aims ...

Despite a century of foreign intervention, Palestine is indivisible

Nada Elia

Despite a century of foreign intervention, Palestine is indivisible

Comment: With Trump effectively killing off the 'peace process', we can focus on the real solution: Grassroots activism and global solidarity, ...

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