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Analysis: When elected to the Knesset two years ago, few Israelis knew who Mansour Abbas was. Now the Islamist leader could shape the fate of Israeli politics.

A senior Egyptian intelligence delegation has arrived in the Gaza Strip to negotiate with Hamas regarding a potential prisoner swap with Israel.

<em>Palestinian</em> leader 'in good health' ahead of election

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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.

Sudan abolishes decades-old Israel boycott law in normalisation drive

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Sudan abolishes decades-old Israel boycott law in normalisation drive

Sudan has abolished an Israel boycott law that has been active since 1958 in the latest development in the normalisation of ties between the two ...

Protesters divided over Netanyahu amid corruption trial

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Protesters divided over Netanyahu amid corruption trial

Much as in Israel's recent elections, protesters outside the courtroom where PM Netanyahu is on trial are divided over their country's ...

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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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Palestinians approve 36 groups to run in May vote

36 candidate lists, from the dominant factions to individuals and popular figures, have been approved for the Palestinian legislative ...

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Key dates in Jordan's history

Since its independence in 1946, Jordan has been through major events that defined its History.

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Israeli intel officials met with Khalifa Haftar's son: reports

Saddam Haftar is seeking Western and external support for his presidential bid.

Israel 'delaying' visas to EU delegation for <em>Palestinian</em> <em>elections</em>

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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 ...

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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 ...

Israeli intelligence chief demanded <em>Palestinian</em> PM Abbas scrap <em>elections</em>

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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.

Jailed Barghouti backs challenge to <em>Palestinian</em> president

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Jailed Barghouti backs challenge to Palestinian president

Imprisoned Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti has endorsed a list of challengers opposing president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah movement in ...

Arafat nephew, Barghouti to unite for <em>Palestinian</em> <em>elections</em>: report

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Arafat nephew, Barghouti to unite for Palestinian elections: report

Jailed Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti and dissident Fatah official Nasser Al-Kidwa have agreed to form a united front against the ...

Majority of Palestinians want Marwan Barghouti as president: poll

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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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Gaza sees spike in coronavirus cases

Thousands of people in Gaza have been infected with the coronavirus, increasing pressure on local hospitals.

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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.

Sudan 'eligible for debt relief' after US deal

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Sudan 'eligible for debt relief' after US deal

Sudan received more than $1 billion from the United States, prompting the World Bank and IMF to confirm it is now eligible for debt relief.

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Israel arrests Hamas leaders in run-up to Palestinian election

Israel on Friday launched a new round of arrests of Hamas leaders in the West Bank, ahead of Palestinian elections scheduled ...

US pledges 15 million to Palestinians affected by coronavirus

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US pledges 15 million to Palestinians affected by coronavirus

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

'Expel or kill': Racist attacks target <em>Palestinian</em> Israeli town

The New Arab Staff

'Expel or kill': Racist attacks target Palestinian Israeli town

The acts of vandalism took place as far-right parties looked likely to enter parliament following Israel’s fourth election in two years.

<em>Palestinian</em> PM condemns 'hopelessly right-wing' Israeli election results

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Palestinian PM condemns 'hopelessly right-wing' Israeli election results

Palestine's prime minister said the popularity of Israel's right-wing shows there is little hope for dialogue and peace.

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