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Comment: By holding Muslims collectively responsible for the actions of a handful of extremists, France risks emboldening another group on the fringe: far-right racists, writes Taj Ali.

Comment: Ambiguous UN ideals of hope and peace ignore the political imbalances that have granted Israel impunity at the expense of Palestinian rights and autonomy, writes Ramona Wadi.

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 Jewish people in Palestine.

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

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 ...

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 ...

Four participants withdraw from Israeli documentary festival, citing BDS

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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

France's Charlie Hebdo republishes provocative cartoons of Prophet Mohammed

French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo said it will republish controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed to mark the start of the trial over the 2015 attack.

Josh Ruebner

How the West Stole Democracy from the Arabs

Book Club: Elizabeth Thompson chronicles a pivotal moment in modern history when Arab nationalists established a representative democracy - and ...

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 ...

A. Kayum Ahmed

Can vaccines be allocated on anti-racist terms?

Comment: Given the extent to which Covid-19 disproportionately impacts BIPOC communities, a vaccine should be allocated on an actively ...

When We Were Arabs: A Jewish Family's Forgotten History

Assia Belgacem

When We Were Arabs: A Jewish Family's Forgotten History

Book Club: Massoud Hayoun's intimate memoir weaves family history with politics in a powerful exploration of Arab Jewish identity.

Alya Mooro

Survivor's guilt in the Arab diaspora

Whenever a catastrophe such as the Beirut explosion takes place, many in the Arab diaspora grapple with feelings of helplessness and guilt, ...

UAE tells Turkey to keep out of Arab affairs

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UAE tells Turkey to keep out of Arab affairs

The UAE told Turkey it could no longer behave like the Ottoman empire, hitting back at Ankara's criticism of Abu Dhabi's support for Libyan ...

MSF has a flaw its white saviours can't solve

Yazan al-Saadi

MSF has a flaw its white saviours can't solve

Comment: The functioning of MSF and other humanitarian organisations is inherently racist. Whether or not it can shed its colonial attitudes ...

Handpicking historians to discuss France-Algeria's colonial history won't help

Malia Bouattia

Handpicking historians to discuss France-Algeria's colonial history won't help

Comment: Algeria and France are about to have a long overdue discussion about their colonial past. But will it be anything other than ...

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