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Bezalel Smotrich has been criticised for racist comments he made online during an argument with Joint List member Ahmad Tibi.

Physician, psychiatrist and a prolific novelist, Dr Nawal El Saadawi was an influential voice in the fight for women's rights.

Palestinian 'kingmaker' reaches out to Jews with prime-time speech

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Palestinian 'kingmaker' reaches out to Jews with prime-time speech

Mansour Abbas' break-away United Arab List won just four seats in last week's Israeli elections but could decide whether Prime Minister Netanyahu remains in power.

Free speech, Israel-Palestine and the battle to define anti-Semitism

Ziad Al-Qattan

Free speech, Israel-Palestine and the battle to define anti-Semitism

In-depth: UCL academics say the IHRA definition does nothing to eradicate anti-Semitism but shuts down debate on Palestine.

Biden administration backs contentious IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

The New Arab Staff

Biden administration backs contentious IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

The IHRA definition has been adopted by a number of countries but has been criticised by lawyers, academics and activists for allegedly ...

The New Arab Staff

Israel's top court says non-Orthodox Jews can claim citizenship

Israel's Supreme Court on Monday ruled that people who convert to Judaism through the Reform and Conservative movements in Israel are also Jewish and entitled to become citizens.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Five places Pope Francis will see on Iraq trip

Pope Francis is visiting Iraq and has five heritage sites on his list of visits, including some damaged in the war on IS.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Amid scars of war, Iraqi archbishop readies for pope

Archbishop Najeeb Michaeel is preparing the first-ever papal visit in Iraq, a country still torn by war

The New Arab Staff

'US Uncancelled' conservative conference cancels anti-Semitic speaker

CPAC has announced that online personality Young Pharaoh will no longer speak at the conservative conference.

Open letter slams BBC after 'Islamophobic' interview

The New Arab Staff

Open letter slams BBC after 'Islamophobic' interview

The letter by Jewish Voice for Labour calls on the BBC to issue a statement in which it recommits to engage with Muslim women “in good faith”.

The New Arab Staff

Jewish communities in Arab Gulf nations form first association

The Association of Gulf Jewish Communities will include a Jewish court and a regional Kosher certification agency.

Saudi textbooks slammed over 'hateful language' against religious minorities

The New Arab Staff

Saudi textbooks slammed over 'hateful language' against religious minorities

Human Rights Watch has found that the current school textbooks maintain language that disparages practices associated with religious minorities.

Uproar as Kuwaiti singer 'converts' to <em>Judaism</em> from Islam

The New Arab Staff

Uproar as Kuwaiti singer 'converts' to Judaism from Islam

Kuwaiti singer Basma Al-Kuwaiti posted a video on Twitter where she announced she had left Islam and become Jewish.

Palestinian DJ Sama Abdulhadi released on bail

The New Arab Staff

Palestinian DJ Sama Abdulhadi released on bail

Palestinian DJ Sama Abdulhadi was released on bail on Sunday.

Christmas tree in Baghdad to celebrate diversity

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Christmas tree in Baghdad to celebrate diversity

Three years after the defeat of the Islamic State and to celebrate religious diversity in Iraq, a huge Christmas tree has been erected in ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Moroccan schools to teach Jewish history and culture

Morocco will introduce Jewish history and culture in its school curriculum.

Sadek Hamid

Islamophobia and the rise of respectable racism in France

Book Club: Jim Wolfreys illuminates both the uniqueness of France's anti-Muslim backlash and its broader implications for the West.

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 ...

The New Arab Staff

Al-Azhar professor says comments on inter-faith marriage were misunderstood

Professor Amna Nosseir sparked public outcry after she said there is no text in Islamic law that prevents a Muslim woman from marrying a ...

Amnesty slams US labelling Israel boycott movement as 'anti-Semitic'

The New Arab Staff

Amnesty slams US labelling Israel boycott movement as 'anti-Semitic'

Amnesty International said BDS is a 'form of non-violent advocacy and of free expression that must be protected'.

Mitchell Plitnick

Trump's follows Netanyahu's example to silence Israel critics

Comment: Trump is using a highly problematic definition of anti-Semitism to silence rights groups, while right-wing anti-Semitic violence ...

Discussing freedom of expression, tolerance, and secularism

Azmi Bishara

Discussing freedom of expression, tolerance, and secularism

Comment: President Macron's defence of the Prophet Muhammad cartoons raises important questions around secularism and free speech in a global ...

Italian appointed Catholic patriarch of Jerusalem

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Italian appointed Catholic patriarch of Jerusalem

Pope Francis has appointed an Italian priest as Latin patriarch of Jerusalem.

Gal Gadot as Cleopatra: The view from Egypt

Horriya Marzouk

Gal Gadot as Cleopatra: The view from Egypt

Plans for a new film about Cleopatra starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot have sparked controversy in Egypt.

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