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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

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

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

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 conflict.

'Cultivating settlements': Israel's colonial expansion rebranded

Ramona Wadi

'Cultivating settlements': Israel's colonial expansion rebranded

Comment: Dropping the term 'annexation' will make it easier for Israel to continue its colonial project without being reprimanded by the ...

How will the EU respond to Israel's annexation plans?

Stasa Salacanin

How will the EU respond to Israel's annexation plans?

The EU is a staunch defender of the two-state solution but remains divided on how to push back against Israel's annexation plans.

Faysal and Nizar Mohamad

Trump's 'Deal of the Century' hijacked the international order

Comment: The PA and EU have a chance to reclaim an international order hijacked by Israeli obstructionism and American unpredictability, write Faysal and Nizar Mohamad.

Muhammad Shehada

Israeli settlements: A final wakeup call to the EU

Comment: It's crucial that the international community acts now to stop Israel, with US support, inching closer towards perpetual apartheid, ...

The New Arab

Trump's decision to declare Israeli settlements 'legal' draws criticism

The US decision to declare Israeli settlements legal has sparked anger in the Arab world and beyond.

The New Arab

Netanyahu visits West Bank to celebrate US announcement

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the Trump administration's declaration, which stepped back from four decades of US policy, a "huge ...

America declares Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land 'legal'

The New Arab & agencies

America declares Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land 'legal'

The declaration puts the United States at odds with virtually all countries and UN Security Council resolutions

The New Arab

EU slams Israel for building thousands of settlement homes

The EU has urged Israel to comply with international law by halting the construction of illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank.

South Africa shames other nations at UN over Palestine

Suraya Dadoo

South Africa shames other nations at UN over Palestine

Comment: South Africa ended its Security Council term on a fiery note, calling out inaction and the need for UN reform, writes Suraya Dadoo.

The 'Palestinian Affairs Unit' is not about Palestine

Ramona Wadi

The 'Palestinian Affairs Unit' is not about Palestine

Comment: The 'Palestinian Affairs Unit' amounts to little more than a mechanism for obliterating Palestine while prioritising US relations with ...

Standoff at Rissan Hill: Resisting a new Israeli outpost

Gary Libot

Standoff at Rissan Hill: Resisting a new Israeli outpost

Comment: Strategically located villages near Ramallah are suffering land grabs that fragment their territory and aim to drive people from their ...

Malaysian pro-Palestine NGO files lawsuit against Israel

The New Arab & agencies

Malaysian pro-Palestine NGO files lawsuit against Israel

A Malaysian pro-Palestine NGO is filing an ICC lawsuit against Israel for violating a 2016 UN Security Council resolution.

The New Arab

How many times has US backed Israel at UN?

As Israel's biggest ally, the US has used its UN Security Council veto dozens of times to protect the Jewish state from resolutions condemning illegal settlements to violence against Palestinians.

Usaid Siddiqui

Efforts to smother BDS are only empowering it

Comment: With endorsement from the Democratic Socialists of America, BDS continues to gain momentum, despite unfounded accusations of ...

Daoud Kuttab

Abbas seeks out Chinese support for Palestine

Analysis: China has historically been a friend of Palestine, but its economic initiatives require increasing cooperation with Israel, writes ...

The New Arab

US to UN: ignore 'usual-suspect' Israel and blacklist Hamas

The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, on Tuesday absolved Israel of responsibility for the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, calling ...

'Settlement activity banned' in Israel-China construction deal

The New Arab

'Settlement activity banned' in Israel-China construction deal

Israel cites Chinese concerns over worker safety as reason for workers being barred from working on settlement activity in newly-signed ...

Otman Aitlkaboud

Elusive as ever, two-state remains the only option

Comment: Rejecting the two-state solution and failing to offer equal citizenship to Palestinians would see Israel become an ethnocracy. The ...

Abbas warns he could suspend security cooperation with Israel

The New Arab

Abbas warns he could suspend security cooperation with Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has warned of dire consequences to the prospects of peace with Israel, after the Knesset passed a law ...

EU invests billions in companies linked to Israeli settlements

Charlie Hoyle

EU invests billions in companies linked to Israeli settlements

Europe's five largest pension funds are heavily invested in companies with links to illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, ...

Israel-Palestine? Forget Paris. It won't be hard.

Yousef Munayyer

Israel-Palestine? Forget Paris. It won't be hard.

Comment: Alone, the conference amounts to little, but in the context of the past year it signals an ongoing, significant move away from the ...

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