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The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

The New Arab Staff

The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

A retrospective of our coverage of 2020's leading stories

Palestine in 2020: Reflections on a turbulent year

Yara Hawari

Palestine in 2020: Reflections on a turbulent year

Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 saw the further erosion of Palestinian rights.

Israel and the UAE capitalise as Trump era ends

Nour Odeh

Israel and the UAE capitalise as Trump era ends

Analysis: Fearing a reversal of policies under the Biden administration, Israel and the UAE are exploiting the last days of Trump's presidency ...

Jessica Buxbaum

How Israel's nation-state law perpetuates racial segregation

In-depth: An Israeli court has rejected local petitions to establish an Arabic-language school in Karmiel or fund transport for Palestinian students, arguing that it would damage the city's 'Jewish character'.

Muhammad Shehada

With Ashrawi's resignation goes last shred of PLO decency

Comment: Hanan Ashrawi's departure leaves the PLO a poorer place, headed by a power hungry Abbas, and in desperate need of reform, writes ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israeli police officer released after shooting, blinding 9-year-old Palestinian

Israeli police officers involved in the shooting of a 9-year-old Palestinian boy in the eye were cleared of any wrongdoing despite authorities ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Abraham Accords are 'opportunity' for Palestinians: Israel

"I call on the Palestinians to change their minds and enter direct negotiation with us without preconditions," Israel's foreign minister said.

Jordan, Israel diplomats in rare meeting on Palestinian issue

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jordan, Israel diplomats in rare meeting on Palestinian issue

The rare meeting came days after Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas visited Jordan.

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 ...

Israel sends Palestinians over $1 billion it owes: minister

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel sends Palestinians over $1 billion it owes: minister

The transfers of Palestinian taxes, collected by Israel, represent the equivalent of 35 percent of the Palestinian Authorities' projected tax ...

Jordan king and Palestinian president meet for peace talks

The New Arab Staff

Jordan king and Palestinian president meet for peace talks

President Abbas and King Abdullah met in the Jordanian resort town of Aqaba.

Goodbye, Maradona, an imperfect hero

Sam Hamad

Goodbye, Maradona, an imperfect hero

Comment: Maradona was a hero not just to football fans, but Palestinians, leftists and people across the Global South alike, writes Sam Hamad. ...

Low-cost carrier FlyDubai begins Israel flights after deal

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Low-cost carrier FlyDubai begins Israel flights after deal

Israeli tourists waved their Israeli passports to journalists as they arrived in Dubai on Thursday.

Thomas O. Falk

What to expect from Biden's Israel policy

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.

The New Arab Staff

Joe Biden nominates Antony Blinken as Secretary of State

Veteran White House advisor Antony Blinken has been nominated as Joe Biden's Secretary of State.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pompeo's strange farewell tour, full of symbolism and silence

The trip opened with 54 hours in Paris in which he appeared for a total of one minute in public.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pompeo visits Israel museum honouring Christian Zionists

The US secretary of state also visited an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank and announced new measures against the Palestinian-led ...

Palestinians say first meeting with Israeli official in months

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinians say first meeting with Israeli official in months

A Palestinian minister said he spoke with an Israeli army officer, the first such meeting in six months.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinians say restoring cooperation with Israel

The announcement comes as Palestinians have welcomed the victory of Joe Biden, who has pledged to restore US opposition to Israel building ...

Pompeo heads to see allies turning page on Trump

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pompeo heads to see allies turning page on Trump

With President Donald Trump refusing to concede and making unsubstantiated claims of fraud, Mike Pompeo, one of his most loyal aides, has dug in ...

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 ...

Pompeo to visit West Bank settlement on Israel trip

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pompeo to visit West Bank settlement on Israel trip

Mike Pompeo will visit the Psagot winery in the West Bank and also be the first secretary of state to travel to the Golan Heights.

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