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After a popular satirical Twitter profile criticised Jesus' depiction as a white man, Israel's official account appeared to take issue with its description of Jesus as a "Roman-era Palestinian".

New details of Iyad el-Hallak's tragic death at the hands of Israeli police officers have emerged.

Palestinians in Jerusalem angered as Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa

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Palestinians in Jerusalem angered as Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa

As the Al-Aqsa Mosque re-opened its doors to Palestinian worshippers, Israeli settlers stormed the courtyards of the mosque and held Jewish prayers, angering muslims. Three Palestinians were reportedly arrested.

Iran FM flips the script on US over protests

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Iran FM flips the script on US over protests

Tehran's top diplomat altered a State Department statement on protests in Iran to berate the US over the killing of George Floyd and protests ...

Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem reopens after two months

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Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem reopens after two months

The Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem reopened after being closed for over two months due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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Israel prevents restoration work at Palestine's historic Ibrahimi Mosque

Israeli authorities prevented construction works inside the Ibrahimi Mosque in occupied Hebron.

Abbad Yahya

A plan to resist Trump’s Deal of the Century

The long read: A new book by Palestinian intellectual Azmi Bishara presents a comprehensive strategy to resist Trump and Netanyahu’s widely ...

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Israeli deputy mayor compares Netanyahu to Nazis over annexation

Jerusalem's deputy mayor Arieh King slammed Netnayahu for not annexing the whole of the occupied West Bank.

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The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

The colourful LGBT flag was raised in Baghdad to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, prompting praise but mostly backlash online and ...

Key Biden adviser offers little hope for Palestinians

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.

Nour Odeh

The common thread between Palestine's Nakba and Israeli annexation

While Palestinians marked 72 years of the Nakba, Israel saw the birth of a new coalition government poised to annex the West Bank.

Israel, Iran leaders trade barbs on Twitter

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Israel, Iran leaders trade barbs on Twitter

Iran's Supreme leader said that eliminating Israel didn't mean "eliminating the Jews" but expelling "thugs like Netanyahu".

Norwegian prosecutors seek 21-year sentence for mosque shooter

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Norwegian prosecutors seek 21-year sentence for mosque shooter

Norwegian prosecutors have called for Philip Manshaus, who admits opening fire in a mosque near Oslo in 2019, to be given the toughest possible ...

Vatican expresses ‘concern’ regarding Israeli West Bank annexation plans

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Vatican expresses ‘concern’ regarding Israeli West Bank annexation plans

The Vatican says it is concerned over Israeli plans to annex parts of the West Bank following a meeting between its chief foreign policy ...

Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque to reopen after Eid holiday

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Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque to reopen after Eid holiday

Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem will reopen to worshippers after the Eid holiday

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented coronavirus pandemic that is reshaping our world.

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EU embassies face Iraqi backlash after raising 'LGBTQ flag'

An LGBTQ flag that was raised by western diplomats in Iraq's capital Baghdad prompted a swift backlash online, forcing the missions to U-turn on ...

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Israeli police arrest over 300 for breaking into shrine

Hundreds of ultra-Othordox Israelis were arrested after defying coronavirus restrictions attempting to break into a holy shrine compound in ...

Delilah Boxstein

Bedouin students left behind amid Israel's coronavirus lockdown

Bedouin students in the Negev have been left behind as the coronavirus pandemic lays bare the inequality in Israel's education system.

Israeli minister threatens to shut down GOD TV

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Israeli minister threatens to shut down GOD TV

The Hebrew-language channel has drawn criticism over its aim to 'take the gospel of Jesus into the hearts of the Jewish people'.

Hugh Lovatt

Israeli annexation cements a one-state reality in Palestine

Israel's unrelenting drive to settle the occupied West Bank, combined with international timidity, has led to the unravelling of the two-state ...

Germany paying 'debt' to Israel with Hezbollah ban: Iran

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Germany paying 'debt' to Israel with Hezbollah ban: Iran

Iran argued Germany was motivated by the grim legacy of Nazi rule and its guilt over the Holocaust, the mass murder of six million European ...

Israel still receiving bodies for Jewish burial despite coronavirus

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Israel still receiving bodies for Jewish burial despite coronavirus

Bodies of Jewish people from across the world are still being sent to Israel for final burial despite concerns over the global coronavirus ...

Arab doctor leads Israeli hospital's anti-coronavirus fight

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Arab doctor leads Israeli hospital's anti-coronavirus fight

Doctor Khitam Hussein, a member of Israel's marginalised Arab community, spearheads an Israeli hospital's battle against Covid-19.

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