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Palestinian DJ Sama Abdulhadi was released on bail on Sunday.

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

Moroccan schools to teach Jewish history and culture

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Moroccan schools to teach Jewish history and culture

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

Islamophobia and the rise of respectable racism in France

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.

Activists, academics express concerns over IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

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 Christian or Jewish man.

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 ...

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.

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.

Iraq's Jews fled long ago, heritage struggles on

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq's Jews fled long ago, heritage struggles on

With Jewish schools, shops and synagogues crumbling from a lack of maintenance, heritage experts fear there will soon be left little more than ...

In a first, UAE restaurant officially certified kosher

The New Arab Staff

In a first, UAE restaurant officially certified kosher

The Dubai-based caterer was granted a kosher certificate from the US-based Orthodox Union especially for a banquet following the first direct ...

When We Were Arabs: A Jewish Family's Forgotten History

Assia Belgacem

When We Were Arabs: A Jewish Family's Forgotten History

Book Club: Massoud Hayoun's intimate memoir weaves family history with politics in a powerful exploration of Arab Jewish identity.

Islam and eco-theology: The future of environmentalism

Austin Bodetti

Islam and eco-theology: The future of environmentalism

Eco-theology has the potential to reshape environmental protection in the Middle East.

The New Arab Staff

Seth Rogen says he was 'fed lies' about Israel

The Jewish 38-year-old actor said that during his time at school he was never told that Palestinians used to live on Israeli soil.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel orders US-based Christian 'missionary' TV channel off air

The evangelical Christian channel will reapply for a license to broadcast, a spokesman said after the broadcaster was accused of hiding an ...

The New Arab Staff

UK Jews reject Israel's 'racist' new UK ambassador

Israel has appointed a right-wing minister who supports unilateral annexation of the West Bank as its ambassador to the UK.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi cleric says combatting anti-Semitism a 'religious obligation'

Saudi cleric Mohammad al-Issa, who heads the Saudi-funded Muslim World League, called the fight against anti-Jewish hatred 'a religious ...

Israel disputes Jesus' Palestinian origin on Twitter

The New Arab

Israel disputes Jesus' Palestinian origin on Twitter

After a popular satirical Twitter profile criticised Jesus' depiction as a white man, Israel's official account appeared to take issue with its ...

The New Arab & agencies

Israeli archaeologists dig up proof of ancient cannabis use

Temple-goers likely used imported hashish to 'get into ecstasy and connect with God', researchers say.

Israeli minister threatens to shut down GOD TV

The New Arab

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'.

Israel to 'usurp' lands of iconic Palestinian religious site

The New Arab

Israel to 'usurp' lands of iconic Palestinian religious site

A Palestinian official has accused Israel of using false legal justifications to usurp more Palestinian lands.

Morocco's tiny Jewish community hard hit by coronavirus pandemic

The New Arab

Morocco's tiny Jewish community hard hit by coronavirus pandemic

The Jewish community makes up less than one percent of Morocco's population but more than 10 percent of its coronavirus-linked deaths.

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