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Israelis who do not get vaccinated will now have their identities shared with the authorities.

Comment: America's Israel lobby has no right to dictate who is or is not eligible and legitimate to run in Palestinian elections. Doing so is profoundly anti-democratic, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

Israeli <em>Labor</em> <em>party</em> elects new leader

The New Arab Staff

Israeli Labor party elects new leader

Knesset lawmaker Merav Michaeli is the new leader of Israel's Labor party, which observers say faces possible extinction when Israelis go to the polls in March.

US declares China committing 'genocide' against Uighurs

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US declares China committing 'genocide' against Uighurs

The US declared that China is carrying out genocide against Uighurs and other mostly Muslim groups.

US to block cotton from China's Xinjiang region

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US to block cotton from China's Xinjiang region

The US government will halt imports of cotton and tomatoes from China's Xinjiang region over Beijing's treatment of the country's Uighur ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Labor Party head resigns

Amir Peretz has announced that he will be stepping down as leader of the Labor Party, just as the country heads to its fourth election in two years.

Brooke Anderson

How Minnesota's Somali community helped vote Trump out

In-depth: Amid large-scale grassroots campaigning and growing political influence, Minnesota's Somali community has become a key voting bloc in ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Filipino bands feel the pain amid coronavirus in Dubai

Filipino bands, a mainstay of nightlife across the Gulf and Asia, face an uncertain fate as the Covid-19 pandemic draws crowds away from clubs.

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia bets on non-partisan government to break political deadlock

In-depth: After winning a vote of confidence and averting the dissolution of parliament, the new Tunisian government now faces the major ...

Italy slams Egypt's stance on student's killing

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Italy slams Egypt's stance on student's killing

Since late 2018, Italian prosecutors have called for Egypt to hand over five intelligence and police service officials or to at least help Italy ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population

Uighurs and other Muslim minorities are being targeted with forced birth control measures that have dramatically slashed birth rates, a new ...

Syria Insight: Suweida's autonomy threatened by new economic uncertainties

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Suweida's autonomy threatened by new economic uncertainties

Suweida has enjoyed a great degree of autonomy from regime rule during the war, but the dire economic situation in Syria is hitting home.

Backlash after man appointed as Israeli women’s committee head

The New Arab Staff

Backlash after man appointed as Israeli women’s committee head

Women in Israel voiced their outrage at the appointment of the only male member of the parliamentary group tackling gender equality as its lead.

US Congress ramps up China pressure over Uighur camps

The New Arab & agencies

US Congress ramps up China pressure over Uighur camps

The US House of Representatives voted with just one dissent in favour of the Uighur Human Rights Act.

Senate approves bill to pressure China over Uighur crackdown

The New Arab

Senate approves bill to pressure China over Uighur crackdown

The US Senate passed a bipartisan bill urging President Donald Trump to toughen his response to China's crackdown on the Uighur Muslim minority.

The New Arab & agencies

Israel verges on swearing in new government following deadlock

Israel was poised to swear in a new government on Thursday under a controversial coalition deal, which will see Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu serving a historic fifth term in office.

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon restaurants partially reopen, face faltering economy

The hospitality industry has been hit particularly hard by the government-mandated closures which followed a series of bad seasons.

Jan-Peter Westad

UK cotton imports under scrutiny over forced Uighur labour

Lawyers and activists are calling for the UK to ban Chinese cotton from Xinjiang over the alleged use of forced labour involving Uighur Muslims.

Joe Macaron

The Fakhoury fiasco and US-Lebanese relations

Comment: While Amer Fakhoury has been freed from detention, the ramifications of his case are far from over in Lebanon, writes Joe Macaron.

Gantz discards Joint List, cedes the throne to Netanyahu

Laura Albast

Gantz discards Joint List, cedes the throne to Netanyahu

Comment: Faced with coronavirus and the prospect of cooperation with the Arab Joint List, Gantz unites with Netanyahu to defeat a joint enemy, ...

Ben Lynfield

Palestinian-Israelis beat Netanyahu, delivering stunning results for Arab List

In-depth: Thanks to political unity and huge turnout, the Arab Joint List achieved stunning results in Israel's latest election, denying ...

Palestinian alliance headed for further gains in Israel vote

The New Arab & agencies

Palestinian alliance headed for further gains in Israel vote

With 90 percent of votes counted, the Joint List was slated to take 15 of 120 seats in the Knesset, Israel's parliament.

Increasing number of Israeli Jews back Arab parties: report

The New Arab

Increasing number of Israeli Jews back Arab parties: report

Israeli Jews' support for traditional left-wing parties is dwindling, as more and more turn to Arab-led parties, such as the Joint List, ...

Gantz would entrench occupation of Palestine, just like Netanyahu

Ali Adam

Gantz would entrench occupation of Palestine, just like Netanyahu

Comment: Israel's mainstream parties are on the same page when it comes to maintaining the occupation of the Palestinian territories, writes Ali ...

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