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A German court has found Eyad al-Gharib guilty of aiding crimes against humanity and sentenced him to four and a half years in prison.

If convicted of aiding and abetting torture as a crime against humanity, Eyad Al-Gharib, a former member of the Syrian secret police, faces more than a decade in prison.

Israel arrests Palestinians protesting razing of historic Jaffa cemetery

The New Arab Staff

Israel arrests Palestinians protesting razing of historic Jaffa cemetery

Palestinian Muslim community leaders have accused Israeli police of racism due to their handling of protests against the razing of an 18th-century cemetery in Jaffa.

To end colonial racism, fix Balfour's declaration

Rami G. Khouri

To end colonial racism, fix Balfour's declaration

Comment: Remedying the pain caused by British colonial racism includes righting historical wrongs by promoting the birth of a Palestinian state, ...

Palestine solidarity activists must defend the two-state solution

Imogen Lambert

Palestine solidarity activists must defend the two-state solution

Comment: Advocating a one-state or two-state solution is not solely about the technicalities of the end-game, writes Imogen Lambert.

Sam Hamad

How Israel became a beacon for western fascists

Comment: Italy's Salvini has declared Israel, - a state that preaches ethnic chauvinism - a role model, writes Sam Hamad.

The New Arab

Jeremy Corbyn embroiled in new anti-Semitism row

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has come under fire from British-Jewish groups, who have accused him of failing to address anti-Semitism in his ...

The New Arab & agencies

Thousands march in Tel Aviv against corruption in Israel

Thousands of Israelis marched through the country's capital on Saturday night in what organisers called a 'March of Shame' in protest against ...

The New Arab

Israeli army suppresses Palestinian Balfour Declaration protest

Protesters began their march in the north of Bethlehem and planned to continue until they had reached the southern part of the city, where ...

Britain in Palestine: From Balfour to Boycott

Ben Clarke

Britain in Palestine: From Balfour to Boycott

Comment: 100 years have passed since Balfour signed his infamous declaration, but what can Britain do now to help end injustice in Palestine?

A century of Balfour's betrayal

Special coverage: The Balfour Declaration set the stage for the creation of the state of Israel and the mass ongoing displacement and ...

Palestinians reject Britain's Balfour centenary celebrations

Rami Almeghari

Palestinians reject Britain's Balfour centenary celebrations

In-depth: The people of Gaza are far from impressed with Prime Minister Theresa May's 'pride' in the Balfour Declaration, which paved the way to ...

What was wrong with the Balfour declaration?

Suzan Quitaz

What was wrong with the Balfour declaration?

In-depth: One hundred years on, the declaration which eventually led to the creation of Israel remains fiercely contested. Suzan Quitaz examines ...

Er, Sorry: Banksy holds Balfour 'apology party' for Palestinians Er, Sorry: Banksy holds Balfour 'apology party' for Palestinians

The New Arab

Er, Sorry: Banksy holds Balfour 'apology party' for Palestinians

Thursday marks the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, when the British government said it viewed 'with favour the establishment in ...

What was the Balfour Declaration?

Charlie Hoyle

What was the Balfour Declaration?

Explainer: One hundred years ago, on 2 November, 1917, then British Foreign Secretary James Balfour wrote a signed letter to Walter ...

Tom Charles

Balfour centenary is being used for propaganda not peace

Comment: Planned celebrations of the Balfour Declaration are serving as propaganda and are missing an opportunity to call for peace and justice in historic Palestine, writes Tom Charles.

Hadani Ditmars

France's elephant in the room: A brutal, cinematic reminder

Blog: Over 20 years since the cult classic 'La Haine', police brutality and racial segregation are worse than ever. Hadani Ditmars looks to ...

Tom Charles

Perfidious Albion: Balfour at 99

Comment: Almost a century ago, the Balfour Declaration promised the Jewish people British support for a homeland in Palestine, and made a hollow ...

Robin Yassin-Kassab

American conspiracies on the Middle East

Comment: Conspiracy-thinking betrays a lazy intellectual approach, and new technologies only serve to quench our thirst for such easy ...

How Assad shaped our view of Syria's displaced

Paul McLoughlin

How Assad shaped our view of Syria's displaced

Blog: A right-wing frenzy over the Islamic State group smuggling militants to Europe has shaped UK media views towards refugees, helped by the ...

Karl Sabbagh

A new Balfour Declaration for a new century

Comment: The Balfour Declaration promised nothing, but was cited by those wanting a Jewish state in Palestine. What would happen if focus was ...

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