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In-depth: Deeply intertwined with the history of the Palestinian struggle, the UN agency has faced defunding and political delegitimisation in a bid to deprive refugees of their rights.

Comment: Impressive support for the bill reflects a growing sense among Democrats that Israel should be treated like any other country, and be accountable to US law, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

Abbas raises alarm over Israeli 'apartheid' at <em>J</em> <em>Street</em>

The New Arab Staff

Abbas raises alarm over Israeli 'apartheid' at J Street

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas addressed the liberal pro-Israel lobbying group's 2021 National Conference.

George Floyd murder trial hears closing arguments

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

George Floyd murder trial hears closing arguments

A jury is to hear closing arguments on Monday in the trial of the white ex-police officer accused of murdering African-American George Floyd.

George Floyd's family demand justice as trial to begin

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

George Floyd's family demand justice as trial to begin

The trial of the police officer accused of killing 46-year-old George Floyd on May 25, 2020, is starting and Floyd's family is asking for ...

Emad Moussa

Is the ICC the new frontier of Israeli exceptionalism?

Comment: Israel may try to sabotage the ICC probe, but subjecting it to the legal tools of the international community tears down the idea of exceptionalism, writes Emad Moussa.

Mitchell Plitnick

US lawmaker Meeks shows his true colours on Palestine

Comment: Rep. Gregory Meeks' rightward shift is a worrying sign for Palestine advocates, as Biden's administration waits out elections in Israel ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Arab troubadour Madfai longs to get back on stage

Famous Iraqi musician Ilham al-Madfai is longing for the stage, and has just created a new song to find hope during the pandemic

Brooke Anderson

Right to boycott Israel challenged in Georgia, Arkansas courts

Georgia and Arkansas are the latest in a string of US states addressing the right to boycott Israel.

Daniel Pearl's family to challenge Pakistan murder acquittals

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Daniel Pearl's family to challenge Pakistan murder acquittals

Pearl was the South Asia bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal when he was abducted and beheaded by jihadists in Karachi in 2002 ...

Elijah J. Magnier

The fear inspired by Blackwater, US military in Iraq

Though Nisour Square was 13 years ago, the release of the Blackwater guards from prison opened up old wounds for the families of those killed, ...

Pompeo’s attack on BDS is assault on free speech

Mitchell Plitnick

Pompeo’s attack on BDS is assault on free speech

Comment: The only remedy to Pompeo’s assault on the rights of American supporters of Palestinians is to fully open the debate, writes Mitchell ...

Prospects of US mediation in the Lebanon-Israel border talks

Joe Macaron

Prospects of US mediation in the Lebanon-Israel border talks

Comment: As Israel and Lebanon begin landmark maritime border talks, Joe Macaron takes an in-depth look at the players and issues involved in ...

What a Biden-Harris ticket means for the Middle East

Brooke Anderson

What a Biden-Harris ticket means for the Middle East

America's strategy in the Middle East has failed. But can a Biden presidency repair it?

We need to talk about Seth Rogen

Josh Ruebner

We need to talk about Seth Rogen

Comment: Most Jewish-Americans, like Seth Rogen, are still only awakening to the moral and political ramifications of Israel's settler-colonial ...

The New Arab

Unconditional solidarity: Palestinians rally support for George Floyd's family

Palestinians rally in support of George Floyd's family after the death of the unarmed African-American by a white officer, as it emerged a Palestinian-American shop owner had called the police.

Mitchell Plitnick

Key Biden adviser offers little hope for Palestinians

Comment: Biden and his adviser Blinken are insisting that Palestinians accept the Israeli view, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

Josh Ruebner

Annexation looms, Democrats' 'opposition' is more feckless than ever

Comment: Though the Democratic Party is currently in no position to halt annexation, it could spell out the ramifications to Israel should ...

Josh Ruebner

A pro-Israel PAC tried to sabotage Bernie in Iowa

Comment: Pro-Israel Democrats' attempts to detract from Bernie Sanders show how much support for Palestine has surged among progressives, writes ...

Progressive Democrats condemn Trump's sham 'Deal of the Century'

The New Arab

Progressive Democrats condemn Trump's sham 'Deal of the Century'

Prominent Democratic voices have slammed the 'peace plan' as a 'sham', 'theft' and a 'political stunt'.

The New Arab

Israel 'joins ugly club' by deporting human rights campaigner

The Human Rights Watch Israel and Palestine director has been forced out of the country.

Palestinian Joint List leader meets with Bernie Sanders

The New Arab

Palestinian Joint List leader meets with Bernie Sanders

Palestinian-Israeli politician Ayman Odeh and Senator Bernie Sanders met on the sidelines of the annual left-leaning J Street ...

Sanders, democrats vow to press Israel on Palestinian state

The New Arab & agencies

Sanders, democrats vow to press Israel on Palestinian state

Democratic presidential contenders vowed Monday to switch gears sharply from Donald Trump's hawkish embrace of Israel, pledging they would press ...

Israeli NGO petitions to ban Ilhan Omar from Israel

The New Arab

Israeli NGO petitions to ban Ilhan Omar from Israel

A petition launched by Israeli NGO Shurat Hadin, also known as the Israeli Law Centre, filed a motion to ban US Congresswomen Ilhan Omar from ...

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