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Book Club: Jeff Halper argues that the only way to decolonise Palestine is to dismantle Israeli structures of domination and control and replace them with a single democratic state.

As the US picks itself up after a night of violence in the Capitol Building, some pundits are being criticised for Orientalist takes on the drama.

Islamophobia and the rise of respectable racism in France

Sadek Hamid

Islamophobia and the rise of respectable racism in France

Book Club: Jim Wolfreys illuminates both the uniqueness of France's anti-Muslim backlash and its broader implications for the West.

Macron and Sisi's authoritarian embrace

Sam Hamad

Macron and Sisi's authoritarian embrace

Comment: The Egyptian and French presidents are attempting to control the meaning of Islam to enact their domestic, authoritarian agendas, ...

Israel's blockade had already crippled Gaza, then came Covid-19

Majed Abusalama

Israel's blockade had already crippled Gaza, then came Covid-19

Comment: Battling Covid-19 requires a health infrastructure that has been destroyed by Israel's occupation and blockade, and yet the ...

Sumaiyya Naseem

Against the Loveless World by Susan Abulhawa

Book Club: Susan Abulhawa's award-winning third novel is a compelling and emotive contemplation of the Palestinian struggle.

The New Arab Staff

Algerians outraged by Macron’s statements of support for Tebboune

Statements of support by Emmanuel Macron for Algerian leader Abdelmadjid Tabboune have caused outrage in Algeria, with opposition leaders ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq, Saudi reopen border crossing after 30 years

Iraq and Saudi Arabia reopened their Arar desert crossing after a 30-year closure.

Malia Bouattia

Pandemic redundancies speak volumes about real state of progress

Comment: Precarious and casualised, women of colour face lower pay, under employment, unfair treatment and discrimination at a time when we need ...

Macron's 'secular' crusade will only embolden the far-right

Taj Ali

Macron's 'secular' crusade will only embolden the far-right

Comment: By holding Muslims collectively responsible for the actions of a handful of extremists, France risks emboldening another group on the ...

Ramona Wadi

At 75, the UN is still failing Palestinians

Comment: Ambiguous UN ideals of hope and peace ignore the political imbalances that have granted Israel impunity at the expense of Palestinian ...

Palestinians sue Britain for 1917 Balfour Declaration

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinians sue Britain for 1917 Balfour Declaration

Palestinian lawyers have filed a suit against the British government for the 1917 Balfour Declaration, which promised a ‘national home’ for the ...

The progressive vote and the 2020 election

Yousef Munayyer

The progressive vote and the 2020 election

Comment: The rapid growth of the progressive vote in America over the past four years reveals how voting patterns will continue to change in ...

This Black History Month, museums should return stolen artefacts

Malia Bouattia

This Black History Month, museums should return stolen artefacts

Comment: Returning stolen arts and objects to their rightful owners is a necessary step towards righting the colonial wrongs of western nations, ...

More than 10 Somali soldiers killed in Al-Shabab ambush

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

More than 10 Somali soldiers killed in Al-Shabab ambush

At least 10 Somali soldiers have been killed in an attack by the Al-Qaeda-linked extremist group Al-Shabab near the town of Afgoye

Aisha Yusuff

Islam in the Eastern African Novel

Book Club: Emad Mirmotahari's comprehensive study of Islam in Eastern African fiction reimagines the region's multi-ethnic and multi-religious history.

Malia Bouattia

Plans to 'offshore migrant problem' stoop to new low

Comment: The UK appears to be taking lessons from Australia in mistreating migrants, with the idea of an offshore asylum processing centre on ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pilgrims to converge on Senegal's holy city despite virus

This year's Magal, a mass religious festival of a powerful Sufi Muslim order, has raised fears of a potential superspreader event in Senegal's ...

Maher al-Charif

Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

Comment: To mark 20 years since the Second Intifada, Maher al-Charif takes a look back at the 1940 general strike and armed rebellion, and the ...

The Hundred Years' War on Palestine

Josh Ruebner

The Hundred Years' War on Palestine

Book Club: Rashid Khalidi's masterful book traces a hundred years of colonial war against Palestinians, waged first by the Zionist movement and ...

The New Arab Staff

Four participants withdraw from Israeli documentary festival, citing BDS

Four participants of Docaviv 2020 have withdrawn themselves and their entries after a campaign by BDS.

UK's Trade Union Congress describes Israeli practices as 'apartheid'

Diana Alghoul

UK's Trade Union Congress describes Israeli practices as 'apartheid'

The UK's Trade Union Congress has described Israel as participating in 'apartheid practices' and has urged for a just solution.

Ireland's growing influence in the Middle East

Austin Bodetti

Ireland's growing influence in the Middle East

Unburdened by the colonial legacies dogging other countries in Western Europe, Ireland has received a warm reception in the Arab world.

Israel-UAE 'peace plane' leaves suffering Gazans behind

Ramona Wadi

Israel-UAE 'peace plane' leaves suffering Gazans behind

Comment: As the Israeli-UAE 'peace' agreement takes centre stage, it deflects from a renewed siege on Gaza and the UN's failure to address ...

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