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The New Arab Meets: Palestinian singer-songwriter Bashar Murad who uses his music to confront conservative norms, the Israeli occupation, and LGBT+ rights in the Middle East.

Israel's supreme court approved an elevator next to the Ibrahimi Mosque that Palestinians will not be allowed to use.

Pope Francis in Iraq: Healing, piety and PR

Harry Hagopian

Pope Francis in Iraq: Healing, piety and PR

Comment: Pope Francis' highly anticipated visit to Iraq places a host of spiritual and political expectations on the charismatic pontiff. Here's hoping he can satisfy them all, writes Harry Hagopian.

Palestinians shouldn't be allowed ICC participation, Blinken says

The New Arab Staff

Palestinians shouldn't be allowed ICC participation, Blinken says

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken deplored International Criminal Court (ICC) decision to investigate alleged Israeli war crimes in ...

Seeking relevance, Trump touts Middle <em>East</em> 'victories' at CPAC

Brooke Anderson

Seeking relevance, Trump touts Middle East 'victories' at CPAC

In-depth: At this year’s CPAC, Donald Trump boasted of his policy victories in the Middle East, but his erratic legacy is probably more ...

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ICC prosecutor opens probe in Palestinian territories

ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has previously said there is a "reasonable basis" to believe crimes were committed by members of the Israeli army.

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Israeli settlers target Jerusalem church in 'arson attack'

Right-wing settlers have targeted churches in East Jerusalem on multiple occasions in recent months.

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Israel forces Palestinian near al-Aqsa to demolish own home

Israeli police forced stormed Silwan and forced Palestinian resident Nidal Salaymeh to tear down his own home.

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US envoy to UN: Washington will defend Israel

Miles told the UN that Washington will continue to combat criticisms of Israel's treatment of the Palestinians.

UN, European states call on Israel to halt demolitions

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN, European states call on Israel to halt demolitions

The UN and European stated called on Israel to halt demolitions of Bedouin settlements in the Jordan Valley.

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Israel freezes vaccine gifts scheme amid legal uncertainty

Israel halted its plan to distribute surplus coronavirus vaccines.

Israel's Gantz demands halt to 'illegal' vaccine gifts

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Israel's Gantz demands halt to 'illegal' vaccine gifts

Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz condemned Prime Minister Netanyahu's decision to distribute unused coronavirus vaccines to other countries.

Bernie Sanders condemns Israel vaccine exports before supplying Palestinians

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Bernie Sanders condemns Israel vaccine exports before supplying Palestinians

Vermont Senator Sanders said that Israel should not be sending vaccines to foreign countries before vaccinating Palestinians.

Palestinians launch 'Guardians of Al-Aqsa' video game

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Palestinians launch 'Guardians of Al-Aqsa' video game

Players answer trivia about the holy site in order to capture the keys to Al-Aqsa from Israeli police.

The long and bumpy road to Palestinian elections

Jonathan Kuttab

The long and bumpy road to Palestinian elections

Comment: Palestinians are keener than ever to vote, but it's not yet clear whether persistent obstacles can be overcome, or the extent of change ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel says giving 'unused' vaccines to Palestinians

Israel said Tuesday it was sending a "limited quantity" of unused coronavirus vaccines to Palestinians and other countries.

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Israel 'rewards' allies with surplus Covid-19 vaccines

Honduras, the Czech Republic, and Guatemala have all opened or promised to open diplomatic offices in Jerusalem.

Alex Kassidiaris

Normalisation with Kosovo: Israel's expansion through the Balkan corridor

Analysis: Israel had long rejected ties with Kosovo, but amid shifting diplomatic alliances mutual recognition could extend Tel Aviv's ...

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Rival Palestinian factions 'pen joint letter to Biden administration'

The reported letter comes following recent talks between Fatah and Hamas officials, ahead of national elections in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Israel begins reopening economy following two-month lockdown

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Israel begins reopening economy following two-month lockdown

Israel started reopening economically on Sunday as the country's coronavirus vaccination drive has reached almost half the population.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Equatorial Guinea to 'move Israel embassy to Jerusalem'

Equatorial Guinea is only the second African country to announce it will relocate its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, following Malawi ...

Palestinian elections 2021: Reconciling competing motives

Khalil E. Jahshan

Palestinian elections 2021: Reconciling competing motives

Comment: These elections finally present Abbas with the ultimate challenge: Balancing his standing with the US, while delivering Palestinians ...

Palestinian president's rival promises vaccines for Gaza

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinian president's rival promises vaccines for Gaza

Mohammed Dahlan has said that the UAE will send tens of thousands of Covid-19 vaccines to Gaza.

Amnesty launches new petition to overturn Israeli travel ban

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Amnesty launches new petition to overturn Israeli travel ban

Laith Abu Zeyad, an Amnesty campaigner, has been prevented by Israel from travelling since October 2019 in what the human rights group calls a ...

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