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The Palestinian Authority and Arab League said they look forward to the new US administration under President-elect Joe Biden playing a "positive" role towards establishing an independent Palestinian state.

Analysis: Biden's relationship with Israel could be tested over Iran, but the president-elect's proclivity for a paradigm shift or a reversal of Trump's anti-Palestinian policies appears rather limited.

What Biden owes the Palestinians

Daoud Kuttab

What Biden owes the Palestinians

Comment: A permanent settlement of the Israel-Palestine conflict is not yet a lost cause, but it will require courageous and resolute US leadership from President-elect Joe Biden, argues Daoud Kuttab

UK deplores Israeli settlement expansion in occupied West Bank

The New Arab Staff

UK deplores Israeli settlement expansion in occupied West Bank

The UK has said Israel's settlement construction is 'incompatible' with its declared peace goals.

Don't look to Washington for <em>peace</em> in Israel-Palestine

Hugh Lovatt

Don't look to Washington for peace in Israel-Palestine

Analysis: The Palestinian leadership must escape the illusion that Biden will significantly challenge Israeli policy, let alone deliver ...

The New Arab Staff

Trump's ex-Middle East envoy celebrates daughter's engagement in Dubai

Former Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt said he never could have imagined celebrating his daughter's engagement in the Dubai desert four years ago.

Stasa Salacanin

The future of EU-Israel relations after Biden's victory

Analysis: While there are hopes that Joe Biden will revamp transatlantic ties, the EU needs to find its own voice on the Israeli-Palestinian ...

The New Arab Staff

Algeria's constitution amended to allow intervention in Libya

Algeria's constitution has long retained that the country must protect its border from foreign attacks but cannot intervene in foreign wars.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinian president urges Biden to 'enhance' Palestinian-US ties

Mahmud Abbas said he hoped to work with the incoming administration "to enhance the Palestinian-American relations and achieve freedom, ...

'We are still here': Documenting Palestine's lost history

Abeer Ayyoub

'We are still here': Documenting Palestine's lost history

Tarek Bakri was determined to tell Palestine's history. His work is now one of the largest visual documentation projects tracing personal ...

Alessandra Bajec

UAE plan to 'modernise' checkpoints could entrench Israel's occupation

In-depth: An Israeli-Emirati investment fund could be used to upgrade military checkpoints across the West Bank. Palestinians say it would make ...

Biden and the Saudi quagmire in Yemen

Giorgio Cafiero and Monica Leung

Biden and the Saudi quagmire in Yemen

Analysis: Few countries, if any, will feel the consequences of the 2020 US election as much as Yemen

US election 2020: What's at stake for Palestine?

Nour Odeh

US election 2020: What's at stake for Palestine?

Analysis: Trump's presidency has been a disaster for Palestinians, but Biden does not offer the kind of fundamental changes needed in US policy.

US foreign policy in the 2020 elections

Charles W. Dunne

US foreign policy in the 2020 elections

Comment: Differences in Middle East foreign policy between Trump and Biden show two very different visions of America’s place ...

Many thorny global situations hinge on US election outcome

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Many thorny global situations hinge on US election outcome

Donald Trump's election was a shock to the US and the international community. Here's how each presidency may affect the international community.

Rabyaah Althaibani

How a Biden White House can end Yemen's war

Comment: If Biden is serious about ending Yemen's war, he must listen to Yemeni-Americans' calls for ending US support for Saudi Arabia and cooperating with international partners, writes Rabyaah Althaibani.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israeli settlement approvals hit record high

The Israeli settlement watchdog Peace Now has reported that approvals for settlements in the occupied West Bank, which are illegal ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel approves first West Bank settler homes since normalisation

Israel has approved its first illegal West Bank settler home since normalising relations with the UAE and Bahrain.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'God help us' if Trump re-elected, says Palestinian PM

'If we are going to live another four years with President Trump, God help us, God help you and God help the whole world,' said Mohammad Shtayyeh

Harris, Pence portray two very different visions for America

Mitchell Plitnick

Harris, Pence portray two very different visions for America

Comment: Despite both candidates attempting to appeal to a broad base of voters, the gulf between their parties was clear for all to see, writes ...

Ali Adam

How the Arab League failed Palestine

Analysis: The Arab League's failure to condemn normalisation deals with Israel has soured already complicated ties with Palestine.

Israeli, Emirati firms announce joint coronavirus treatment project

The New Arab Staff

Israeli, Emirati firms announce joint coronavirus treatment project

First in line for the group's joint project list is a treatment for Covid-19 administered via a nebuliser.

'Ungrateful' Palestinians should be happy about normalisation: UAE ambassador

The New Arab Staff

'Ungrateful' Palestinians should be happy about normalisation: UAE ambassador

Yousef Al-Otaiba, Emirati ambassador to the United States lashed out at Palestinians for not appreciating normalisation with Israel.

Next normalisation deal 'coming in next day or two'

The New Arab Staff

Next normalisation deal 'coming in next day or two'

A third normalisation deal between Israel and a yet unnamed Arab state could be made public in the coming days, Ambassador Kelly Craft has said

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