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Gantz's centrist Blue and White party is currently the key partner in a precarious coalition led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud.

Analysis: Despite the risk of exacerbating Bahrain's already volatile domestic politics, normalisation with Israel confirms the importance of ensuring continued US support.

The geopolitical shadow of Ethiopia's Tigray conflict

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The geopolitical shadow of Ethiopia's Tigray conflict

Analysis: Ethiopia's deadly civil war in Tigray province risks triggering wider geopolitical instability in the Horn of Africa.

Fakhrizadeh's assassination throws Biden's Iran policy into the spotlight

Arash Azizi

Fakhrizadeh's assassination throws Biden's Iran policy into the spotlight

Comment: Biden has his work cut out, but he must stand up to the warmongers and formulate a peace policy for Iran and the region, writes Arash ...

Israel's Gantz puts submarines probe on hold

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Israel's Gantz puts submarines probe on hold

Israel's Defence Minister Benny Gantz froze a probe into the purchase of German submarines that had riled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, ...

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Air strikes kill 19 Iran-backed fighters in Syria

Airstrike likely carried out by Israel killed nearly two dozen Iran-backed fighters in Syria.

Courtney Freer

Understanding the Saudi, Emirati 'excommunication' of the Muslim Brotherhood

Comment: Behind the designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a 'terrorist, rebellious' group by Saudi and Emirati religious authorities lies a ...

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Biden appoints Palestinian-American woman to senior White House role

Reema Dodin, a Palestinian-American whose family comes from Hebron, has been appointed to a senior role in the White House Office of Legislative ...

Brooke Anderson

For US progressives, the fight has only just begun

In-depth: Progressives and minority voters helped Biden across the finish line in key swing states. Now they want to make sure their policy ...

Syria Insight: What to expect under the Biden administration

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: What to expect under the Biden administration

After Joe Biden's election win, Syrians are waiting for signs that he will take a more considered approach towards the country's civil war.

The New Arab Staff

UN panel majority votes in favour of Palestinian statehood

The overwhelming majority of a UN panel backed the Palestinian right to self-determination.

Pompeo's strange farewell tour, full of symbolism and silence

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pompeo's strange farewell tour, full of symbolism and silence

The trip opened with 54 hours in Paris in which he appeared for a total of one minute in public.

<em>Israel</em> PM to undergo routine medical examination under sedation

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel PM to undergo routine medical examination under sedation

Israel's Defence Minister Benny Gantz will serve as acting prime minister during Prime Minister Netanyahu's examination.

Russia and Turkey's delicate balancing act in Nagorno-Karabakh

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Russia and Turkey's delicate balancing act in Nagorno-Karabakh

Analysis: With Western powers sidelined, Russia and Turkey have emerged as dominant powerbrokers in the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

UK deplores Israeli settlement expansion in occupied West Bank

The New Arab Staff

UK deplores Israeli settlement expansion in occupied West Bank

The UK has said Israel's settlement construction is 'incompatible' with its declared peace goals.

The New Arab Staff

'Self-obsessed' Ivanka Trump stereotyped Arabs as terrorists, friend claims

A former 'best friend' of Ivanka Trump says their relationship started to fragment when she started her career freelancing in the Middle East.

Hugh Lovatt

Don't look to Washington for peace in Israel-Palestine

Analysis: The Palestinian leadership must escape the illusion that Biden will significantly challenge Israeli policy, let alone deliver ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden speaks to Trump allies Netanyahu, Modi

US President-elect Joe Biden held his first talks since his victory with the prime ministers of Israel and India.

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Trump advisor says Israel lobby 'pushes US into wars'

The new Trump appointee says Israel pushed the US into war after 911.

Erdogan turned down meeting with Pompeo: report

The New Arab Staff

Erdogan turned down meeting with Pompeo: report

Pompeo will not be meeting with top Turkish officials during his visit, after President Erdogan and Foreign Minister Cavusoglu reportedly turned ...

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 ...

Syria marks 50 years of Assad family rule

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria marks 50 years of Assad family rule

Like the Castro family in Cuba and North Korea’s Kim dynasty, the Assads have attached their name to their country the way few non-monarchical ...

Gantz approves 1,700 illegal settlements as possible <em>elections</em> loom

The New Arab Staff

Gantz approves 1,700 illegal settlements as possible elections loom

Benny Gantz is pushing forward the approval of 1,700 new settlements in the occupied West Bank.

Did Donald Trump unfollow Israel's Netanyahu for congratulating Biden?

The New Arab Staff

Did Donald Trump unfollow Israel's Netanyahu for congratulating Biden?

Concerns have been raised over the virtual relationship between staunch allies Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu after rumours suggested an ...

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