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

Israeli police arrested three Palestinians for attempting to hold a news briefing on the elections in East Jerusalem.

How Israel is trying to derail Palestinian elections

Ali Adam

How Israel is trying to derail Palestinian elections

In-depth: With Palestinian legislative elections fast approaching, Israel has ramped up measures to sabotage the vote.

Palestinian leader 'in good health' ahead of election

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinian leader 'in good health' ahead of election

Mahmoud Abbas is in good health following a medical check-up in Germany, and ahead of the upcoming Palestinian elections.

Palestinian President <em>Abbas</em> heads to Germany for 'medical checks'

The New Arab Staff

Palestinian President Abbas heads to Germany for 'medical checks'

Mahmoud Abbas has left to Germany for medical checks, a Fatah source told The New Arab.

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Israel 'delaying' visas to EU delegation for Palestinian elections

The EU have accused Israel of not granting visas to election delegates who will observe the upcoming Palestinian elections in May.

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Israeli intelligence chief demanded Palestinian PM Abbas scrap elections

An Israeli intelligence chief has demanded Abbas cancel upcoming elections if Hamas competes in the vote.

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Majority of Palestinians want Marwan Barghouti as president: poll

Jailed activist Marwan Barghouti is the top choice for president among Palestinians.

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Jailed Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti formally enters election race

Marwan Barghouti, who is serving five life sentences in an Israeli prison, will submit an independent list for upcoming legislative elections.

Palestinians seek international support for Jerusalem elections

The New Arab Staff

Palestinians seek international support for Jerusalem elections

With Israel failing to publicly confirm that Palestinians in East Jerusalem will be able to vote in this year's elections, Palestinian officials ...

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Hamas launches 'Jerusalem Is Our Promise' election list

Hamas has submitted its candidate list for May's Palestinian elections amid Israeli targeting of its leaders.

How Russia swooped Syria's hydrocarbon share in Eastern Mediterranean

Moustafa al-Saied, Ali Eid and Mohamed Abo El-Gheit

How Russia swooped Syria's hydrocarbon share in Eastern Mediterranean

An investigation by The New Arab’s sister site Al-Araby Al-Jadeed delves into Soyuzneftegaz's operations in Syria, its questionable credentials, ...

US pledges 15 million to Palestinians affected by coronavirus

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US pledges 15 million to Palestinians affected by coronavirus

“This urgent, necessary aid is one piece of our renewed commitment to the Palestinian people.”

Poll: Fatah, Hamas face headwinds ahead of Palestinian vote

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Poll: Fatah, Hamas face headwinds ahead of Palestinian vote

A new poll indicates both Palestinian factions are likely to fall short of a parliamentary majority.

UAE-backed Dahlan 'may run in upcoming Palestinian elections'

The New Arab Staff

UAE-backed Dahlan 'may run in upcoming Palestinian elections'

UAE-backed Mohamed Dahlan said he may run for presidency in Palestine's upcoming elections.

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Abbas rival accuses president of failing Palestinians

Mohammed Dahlan, an exiled former top Palestinian official, said president Mahmoud Abbas was a failed leader.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinians get 60,000 vaccine doses through WHO program

The first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines from the World Health Organisation is due to arrive in Palestine in the next 48 hours.

The New Arab Staff

Jerusalemites to vote in Palestinian elections by post

Concerns have spread among Palestinians that Israel might block this year’s polls in East Jerusalem after the US recognition of the city as ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinian Fatah kicks out senior member ahead of elections

Nasser al-Kidwa, a nephew of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, was dismissed after announcing he would form his own electoral list.

Hamas official: Hamas' Gaza leader Yahya Sinwar re-elected

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hamas official: Hamas' Gaza leader Yahya Sinwar re-elected

Yahya Sinwar has been elected as the head of Hamas' political wing and will serve another four years.

The New Arab Staff

Yasser Arafat's nephew clashes with Fatah ahead of elections

Nasser Al-Qudwa, Yasser Arafat's nephew, refused to attend a meeting led by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to address ...

Five Palestinian factions ally with Fatah in upcoming elections

The New Arab Staff

Five Palestinian factions ally with Fatah in upcoming elections

The Palestinian Democratic Union, the Palestinian Liberation Front, the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front, the Arab Liberation Front and the ...

The long and bumpy road to Palestinian elections

Jonathan Kuttab

The long and bumpy road to Palestinian elections

Comment: Palestinians are keener than ever to vote, but it's not yet clear whether persistent obstacles can be overcome, or the extent of change ...

Palestinian elections: The view from Gaza

Abeer Ayyoub

Palestinian elections: The view from Gaza

In-depth: Fifteen years after Palestinians last went to the polls, Gazans have seen their living conditions drastically deteriorate. For most, ...

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