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A senior Palestinian official accused Israel of stealing a historical Christian artifact from the West Bank city of Bethlehem.

While Palestinians marked 72 years of the Nakba, Israel saw the birth of a new coalition government poised to annex the West Bank.

<em>Cultural</em> <em>appropriation</em> fail: Palestinians mock Israeli chef's 'beef knafeh'

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Cultural appropriation fail: Palestinians mock Israeli chef's 'beef knafeh'

Knafeh has been appropriated by Israeli chefs again -- but this time with beef substituted into the sweet pastry dessert.

Kuwaiti influencer insists blackface posts showcase her makeup talent

The New Arab

Kuwaiti influencer insists blackface posts showcase her makeup talent

'What I've done is only to show what I am capable of': A Kuwaiti makeup artist has ignited fury after insisting her blackface makeup spreads a ...

Dismantling Palestine, one brick at a time

Ramona Wadi

Dismantling Palestine, one brick at a time

Comment: Greenblatt and Friedman's criminal tunnel antics show us that international law will not suffice for the protection of Palestinian ...

The New Arab

Aladdin star 'cancelled' by fans over 'Israeli food' video

Twitter users have 'cancelled' Aladdin actor Mena Massoud after a video surfaced of him seeming to accept Israeli claims over Middle Eastern dishes.

Karim Traboulsi

BDS bulletin: Reappropriating hummus for justice

Israel has long appropriated Palestinian cuisine and Arab dishes, rebranding them as its own to efface the culture of the lands it occupies. But ...

Ruqaya Izzidien

Arabs must confront anti-blackness, and Fares' Goumi proves it

Comment: Myriam Fares' latest music video feeds into anti-blackness, with few Arabs calling the Lebanese pop star out for the racist narrative ...

Paul McLoughlin

The Culinary Crescent: Middle Eastern cuisine history

Book Club: Professor Peter Heine's The Culinary Crescent not only provides an account of the evolution of Middle Eastern cuisine, but also a ...

Palestine Film Club: Grassroots collective, global vision

Florence Dixon

Palestine Film Club: Grassroots collective, global vision

The New Arab Meets: The Palestine Film Club to talk more about their vision of reviving youth culture through cultivating an independent ...

Ruby Hamad

The absent Arab

Comment: On screen, Arabs have either been absent or portrayed as villains, suggesting we are either terrible people, or we just don't exist, ...

Rihanna's Moroccan Spice eyeshadow: Shades of cheap Arab tokenism

Ruqaya Izzidien

Rihanna's Moroccan Spice eyeshadow: Shades of cheap Arab tokenism

Comment: It's a slippery slope between appreciation and appropriation, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

'Next time in Jerusalem': Israel's Eurovision win sparks backlash

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'Next time in Jerusalem': Israel's Eurovision win sparks backlash

While Netta Barzilai's victory sparked celebration in Israel, both her costume and references to Jerusalem caused controversy online.

Palestinian traditional dabkeh dancing confronts Israeli occupation, says ex-minister

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Palestinian traditional dabkeh dancing confronts Israeli occupation, says ex-minister

A former minister and peace negotiator in the Palestinian Authority has said that the traditional dance known as dabkeh is a powerful weapon ...

Spare us the World Hijab Day tokenism

Ruqaya Izzidien

Spare us the World Hijab Day tokenism

Comment: The FCO event reminds us that Muslims are only ever discussed in binary. We are secular, liberated and good, or religious, extreme and ...

Elias Jahshan

So, you want to wear a keffiyeh?

Comment: To capitalise on the keffiyeh without the knowledge, sensitivity or respect it is due, is inappropriate and offensive, writes Elias Jahshan.

Amal Awad

The importance of normalising Palestine

Comment: Ongoing efforts to delegitimise Palestine mean that investing in everyday Palestinian culture is as important and relevant as ever, ...

Steven Salaita

Prioritising Zionism over Palestinians at the University of Illinois

Comment: The university of Illinois is constitutionally incapable of supporting real anti-racism, doing so would undermine its devotion to the ...

The New Arab

Israeli designer 'duped' Palestinian women into embroidering NYFW dress

A group of Palestinian bedouin women have accused an Israeli designer of deceit after a gown embroidered for New York Fashion Week was sponsored ...

'Israeli' hummus is theft, not <em>appropriation</em>

Steven Salaita

'Israeli' hummus is theft, not appropriation

Comment: Referencing Arab defensiveness about traditional dishes without mentioning colonisation or ethnic cleansing is a whitewash, writes ...

Ruqaya Izzidien

Hobby Lobby settlement whitewashes cultural colonialism in Iraq

Comment: Paying a fine and returning the looted antiquities is no compensation for a harmful sale that showed no concern for Iraqi historical ...

Rapping the Arab Spring: Meeting El-Rass, Tripoli's underground hero

Karim Traboulsi

Rapping the Arab Spring: Meeting El-Rass, Tripoli's underground hero

Meet the rapper whose music was forged in the crucible of the Arab Spring - even though he hates the term.

Rapping the Arab Spring: Meeting El-Rass, Tripoli's undergound hero

Karim Traboulsi

Rapping the Arab Spring: Meeting El-Rass, Tripoli's undergound hero

Meet the rapper whose music was forged in the crucible of the Arab Spring - even though he hates the term.

Supermodel Gigi Hadid dons hijab for Vogue Arabia cover

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Supermodel Gigi Hadid dons hijab for Vogue Arabia cover

The half-Palestinian model posed wearing the Muslim headscarf for the cover shoot of Vogue Arabia's Arabic and English first printed editions.

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