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The Biden administration's pledge of $235 million in aid to the Palestinians comes at a 'critical moment' amid the pandemic.

US President Joe Biden restored aid to the Palestinians to a tune of $235 million, as he promised to press for a two-state solution.

Sheikh Jarrah and the ethnic cleansing of East Jerusalem

Alessandra Bajec

Sheikh Jarrah and the ethnic cleansing of East Jerusalem

In-depth: Palestinian families in East Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood are in danger of being forcibly evicted from their homes in an ongoing Israeli process of demographic engineering in the city.

US lawmakers urge Israel to vaccinate Palestinians, lament disparity

Brooke Anderson

US lawmakers urge Israel to vaccinate Palestinians, lament disparity

Democratic lawmakers call on the Blinken to take action to ensure that Israel provides Covid-19 vaccines and facilitate vaccination programs for ...

Palestinians in Lebanon more likely to die of Covid-19

The New Arab Staff

Palestinians in Lebanon more likely to die of Covid-19

UNRWA has tied the higher death rate to poverty and poor living conditions among stateless Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Bereaved Gazans look to ICC for closure

Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip hope Israel will face justice at the Hague over alleged war crimes in 2014.

The New Arab Staff

US urges settlement halt amid major Israeli expansion plan

The US called on Israel to stop settlement activity as the Jewish National Fund green-lighted a policy allowing it to spend millions on ...

The New Arab Staff

UAE drastically cut funding for Palestinian refugee agency: report

Bahrain, another Gulf state that normalised ties with Israel, also reduced its donations to UNRWA.

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon proposes residency for investors - but not refugees

Syrian and Palestinian refugees are explicitly barred in the draft budget from taking advantage of residency by real estate purchase.

Outrage after Israel arrests UN worker in Jerusalem

The New Arab Staff

Outrage after Israel arrests UN worker in Jerusalem

Human rights groups are calling for the immediate release of a United Nations worker arrested by Israel last month.

Mitchell Plitnick

Holes in Biden's Palestine policy tell a familiar story

Comment: Biden's initial moves in the Israel/Palestine arena suggest a move back to Obama-era policies, while leaving Trump's damage ...

Palestinian Authority, Biden administration make first contact

The New Arab Staff

Palestinian Authority, Biden administration make first contact

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh has contacted Hady Amr - the US government official serving as deputy assistant secretary for ...

For Lebanon's displaced Syrians, hope is a powerful thing

Ayman Agabani

For Lebanon's displaced Syrians, hope is a powerful thing

Comment: Ayman Agabani finds that even the smallest of gestures can bring hope to Syrian refugees enduring a cold, hard winter in Lebanon.

Palestinians welcome US intention to reopen liaison office

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinians welcome US intention to reopen liaison office

Palestinian officials have welcomed a statement by the new US administration saying it intends to reopen Palestinian representative offices in ...

Russia suggests peace conference, US to renew Palestinian ties

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Russia suggests peace conference, US to renew Palestinian ties

Russia has backed a Palestinian proposal for a Middle East conference.

The New Arab Staff

US to restore Palestinian aid under Joe Biden's administration

The US will reopen Palestinian diplomatic missions and restore aid to the Palestinian Authority.

Yara El Murr

Breaking cycles of trauma and illness among Syrian refugees

In-depth: Researchers are exploring the correlation between mental and physical health to provide adequate care to refugees, but with the data ...

Jessica Buxbaum

Palestinians in Jerusalem face a struggle for survival

In-depth: Settler groups are engaged in a house-by-house struggle for Jerusalem, using Israel's legal system to take over Palestinian homes.

The New Arab Staff

Israel and UAE 'collaborating to eliminate UNRWA': report

Israel and the UAE are working on a plan to eliminate UNRWA, the troubled UN agency tasked with helping Palestinian refugees, a Le ...

Canada announces aid for Palestinian refugee agency

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Canada announces aid for Palestinian refugee agency

Canada will distribute CAN$90 million in aid to UNRWA over a period of three years, authorities announced on Monday.

The New Arab Staff

PA calls for Arab support ahead of 'peace conference'

The Palestinian Authority is calling for Arab dialogue ahead of its international conference to negotiate peace with Israel.

For Palestinians, Secretary Blinken is precious little to celebrate

Ramona Wadi

For Palestinians, Secretary Blinken is precious little to celebrate

Comment: Secretary of State Blinken will likely bring an 'acceptable' veneer to US enabling of Israel, but little concrete change, writes Ramona ...

Palestinian Authority hopes for 'positive' US role under Biden

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinian Authority hopes for 'positive' US role under Biden

The Palestinian Authority and Arab League said they look forward to the new US administration under President-elect Joe Biden playing a ...

UN Palestinian refugee agency 'on edge of cliff': Commissioner-general

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN Palestinian refugee agency 'on edge of cliff': Commissioner-general

Philippe Lazzarini said UNRWA would continue to provide all of its services for now and would pay its staff November salaries.

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