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The Biden administration said that Israel is indeed occupying the West Bank, clarifying its stance after a report adopted language used by Donald Trump's government.

US President Joe Biden's administration avoided using the term "Occupied Territories" in a human rights report, as his predecessor Donald Trump has done.

Bipartisan US resolution brings little optimism on Syrian anniversary

Brooke Anderson

Bipartisan US resolution brings little optimism on Syrian anniversary

As the tenth anniversary of the Syrian uprising approaches, the US Congress has passed a resolution regarding humanitarian needs in Syria, which observers say brings little cause for optimism.

Israel seeking to repatriate spy Eli Cohen's remains

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Israel seeking to repatriate spy Eli Cohen's remains

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was working to repatriate the remains of Israeli agent Eli Cohen, who was executed in Syria in 1965.

Israel secretly agrees to purchase Covid vaccines for Syria

The New Arab Staff

Israel secretly agrees to purchase Covid vaccines for Syria

Syria called the reports a lie intended to boost Israel's image and "humanitarian credentials".

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel and Syria swap prisoners in Russia-mediated deal

Israel and Syria swapped prisoners in a deal brokered by Russia.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

2 Syrians held in Israel to be released

Israel and Syria have agreed to a prisoner swap that was brokered by Russia.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Heavy snowfall hits Syria, Lebanon, Israel in winter storm

Heavy snows have hit the Levant region, causing disruption, and affecting displaced people most severely.

The New Arab Staff

Netanyahu rebukes Washington for hints at reversing Golan recognition

The latest spat between Washington and Tel Aviv tells of early cracks in the relationship between the new Biden administration and America's ...

Blinken refuses to endorsing Israeli 'recognition' of <em>Golan</em>

The New Arab Staff

Blinken refuses to endorsing Israeli 'recognition' of Golan

Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will not withdraw US recognition of the occupied Golan Heights as Israeli, but has said ...

The New Arab Staff

Israel to demolish 38 Palestinian homes in West Bank

The Jerusalem Planning Board rejected a master plan that would have given construction permits to local residents of al-Walaja, between ...

Syria responds to 'Israeli aggression': state media

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Syria responds to 'Israeli aggression': state media

Syrian state media said the country responded to Israeli strikes on the country on Wednesday.

Israel detains teenage Syrian shepherd near <em>Golan</em> <em>Heights</em> fence

The New Arab Staff

Israel detains teenage Syrian shepherd near Golan Heights fence

Israel has detained a teenage Syrian shepherd near the occupied Golan Heights, Syrian regime media and an Israeli army ...

Holes in Biden's Palestine policy tell a familiar story

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 ...

We needed a cultural revolution, not another uprising

Bahey el-Din Hassan

We needed a cultural revolution, not another uprising

The long read: Bahey el-Din Hassan explores how elites, who were unable to rise to the task of mounting organised collective action, caused the ...

Ayman Agabani

For Lebanon's displaced Syrians, hope is a powerful thing

Comment: Ayman Agabani finds that even the smallest of gestures can bring hope to Syrian refugees enduring a cold, hard winter in Lebanon.

The New Arab Staff

Israel mooves to seize cows that crossed from Lebanon

Israeli forces snatched at least seven cows that strayed into its territories from Lebanon, local news reported.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Three Syrian soldiers killed near Golan Heights

Three Syrian soldiers were killed when gunmen attacked their outpost close to the demarcation line with the Israeli-occupied Golan ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria responds to 'Israeli aggression' in south: state media

Syrian state media has said that it confront an Israeli attack that targeted several positions south of Damascus.

Renowned Syrian director Hatem Ali dies in Cairo

The New Arab Staff

Renowned Syrian director Hatem Ali dies in Cairo

Hatem Ali was known for role in spreading the popularity of Syrian dramas in the Arab world.

Yara Hawari

Palestine in 2020: Reflections on a turbulent year

Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 saw the further erosion of Palestinian rights.

UAE open to importing 'Israeli products from settlements': official

The New Arab Staff

UAE open to importing 'Israeli products from settlements': official

The UAE official claimed Israel’s factories in occupied territories employ "tens of thousands of Palestinians".

Lebanon renews calls for 'Israeli withdrawal from occupied territories'

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon renews calls for 'Israeli withdrawal from occupied territories'

The Lebanese representatives participating in border negotiations with Israel renewed calls on it to withdraw from Lebanese territories it ...

West Bank goods to be labeled Israeli in Bahrain

The New Arab Staff

West Bank goods to be labeled Israeli in Bahrain

Bahrain will allow Israeli goods produced in the West Bank to be labeled as 'Made in Israel'.

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