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Israel has announced it will begin vaccinating Palestinian prisoners over 55 against coronavirus but continues to refuse to vaccinate Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.

Israel's prime minister directs authorities to approve the construction of 850 new homes for Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank, days before Donald Trump's pro-Israel administration leaves office.

Israel denying Covid vaccine to Palestinians is medical apartheid

Muhammad Shehada

Israel denying Covid vaccine to Palestinians is medical apartheid

Comment: Israel's claim that the PA is responsible for vaccinating occupied Palestinians reveals a cold disregard for their heath, and for international law, writes Muhammad Shehada.

Amnesty calls on Israel to give Palestinians coronavirus vaccine

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Amnesty calls on Israel to give Palestinians coronavirus vaccine

Amnesty International urged Israel to provide the coronavirus vaccine to Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip.

Israel's blockade had already crippled Gaza, then came Covid-19

Majed Abusalama

Israel's blockade had already crippled Gaza, then came Covid-19

Comment: Battling Covid-19 requires a health infrastructure that has been destroyed by Israel's occupation and blockade, and yet the ...

The New Arab Staff

Activists, academics express concerns over IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

Palestinian and other Arab academics, artists and activists said the current IHRA definition of anti-Semitism conflates Judaism with Zionism.

Stasa Salacanin

The future of EU-Israel relations after Biden's victory

Analysis: While there are hopes that Joe Biden will revamp transatlantic ties, the EU needs to find its own voice on the Israeli-Palestinian ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Malaysia PM criticises UN over coronavirus response

Muhyiddin Yassin called the United Nations' response to the covid-19 pandemic 'rather slow'.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Dutch government seeks to hold Syria accountable for torture

The Syrian government, headed by Bashar al Assad is being held responsible for 'gross human rights violations'.

Hamas chief heads to Beirut for Palestinian factions meeting

The New Arab Staff

Hamas chief heads to Beirut for Palestinian factions meeting

Ismail Haniyeh's return to Beirut comes after 27 years.

Nour Odeh

Palestine and the Democratic Party platform: A strategic regression

Despite growing support for a more progressive position on Palestine, the establishment wing has reverted to mainstream policies which ignore ...

'Law of the jungle': Amnesty slams Israel's annexation plans

The New Arab Staff

'Law of the jungle': Amnesty slams Israel's annexation plans

Israeli authorities are promoting 'law of the jungle' with their illegal plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, Amnesty International ...

Explainer: Israel's Trump-backed annexation plan for the West Bank

The New Arab Staff

Explainer: Israel's Trump-backed annexation plan for the West Bank

Your questions about Israel's plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, answered.

India's new Kashmir domicile law mirrors Israel's settler-colonial blueprint

Aamir Ali Bhat

India's new Kashmir domicile law mirrors Israel's settler-colonial blueprint

India has passed a new domicile law in Kashmir which residents fear will change the demographic status of the Muslim-majority territory.

New video evidence of Australian war crimes in Afghanistan

CJ Werleman

New video evidence of Australian war crimes in Afghanistan

Comment: In light of this new, shocking evidence, an ICC investigation into into war crimes is now more urgent than ever, writes CJ Werleman.

Faysal and Nizar Mohamad

Trump's 'Deal of the Century' hijacked the international order

Comment: The PA and EU have a chance to reclaim an international order hijacked by Israeli obstructionism and American unpredictability, write Faysal and Nizar Mohamad.

The New Arab

Israel imposes curfew on six Palestinians in Jerusalem

Six Palestinians from the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Issawiya have been slapped with curfews.

The New Arab

Israel imposed travel ban on nearly 8,000 Palestinians: report

Israel has imposed a travel ban on nearly 8,000 Palestinians over the past five years.

Muhammad Shehada

Israel's profitable occupation, and the billion-dollar cost to Palestine

Comment: Palestinians could stand on their own two feet, if only Israel would let them, writes Muhammad Shehada.

US Democrats slam White House 'endorsement' of Israeli settlements

The New Arab

US Democrats slam White House 'endorsement' of Israeli settlements

More than 100 Democrats said the move 'endangered security' and 'damaged' the US' moral standing.

Charlie Hoyle

Interactive timeline: The history of Israeli settlements since 1967

Israeli settlements built on land occupied in the 1967 war are one of the most contentious and intractable issues in the Israeli-Palestinian ...

Palestine to 'punish' anyone dealing with Israeli settlement products

The New Arab

Palestine to 'punish' anyone dealing with Israeli settlement products

Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said those dealing with Israeli settlement products will be 'heavily punished'.

Israeli settlements: A final wakeup call to the EU

Muhammad Shehada

Israeli settlements: A final wakeup call to the EU

Comment: It's crucial that the international community acts now to stop Israel, with US support, inching closer towards perpetual apartheid, ...

Israeli settlements: Mind-boggling legal acrobatics used to justify unjustifiable

Josh Ruebner

Israeli settlements: Mind-boggling legal acrobatics used to justify unjustifiable

Comment: Pompeo's radical ruling has set the stage for backing Israel's unilateral annexation of much of the West Bank, writes Josh Ruebner.

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