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Prominent Arab thinker and academic Dr. Azmi Bishara discussed the far reaching consequences of the Israel-UAE normalisation in an exclusive interview with Al-Araby TV.

Comment: Just as they did for Obama, Republicans and right-wing media will level their attacks not against Harris's policy positions, but against who she is, writes Mobashra Tazamal.

Azmi Bishara: UAE-Israel deal part of joint regional strategy

The New Arab Staff

Azmi Bishara: UAE-Israel deal part of joint regional strategy

Prominent Arab thinker and academic Dr. Azmi Bishara discussed the far reaching consequences of the Israel-UAE normalisation in an exclusive interview with Al-Araby TV.

Anger as Turkey begins razing historic Ottoman-era brewery

The New Arab Staff

Anger as Turkey begins razing historic Ottoman-era brewery

Turkey's top religious authority plans to turn a historic brewery into a mosque and Islamic cultural centre.

A plan to resist Trump’s Deal of the Century

Abbad Yahya

A plan to resist Trump’s Deal of the Century

The long read: A new book by Palestinian intellectual Azmi Bishara presents a comprehensive strategy to resist Trump and Netanyahu’s widely ...

The New Arab

Muslims are fearful in a hate filled India

Muslims are being demonised, alienated, and attacked in India like never before. Violence against the country’s biggest minority has dramatically increased since the right-wing Modi government took power in 2014.

Ruby Hamad

Aladdin: A whole new world for diversity in Hollywood

Comment: For the first time in 100 years of seeing Arabs mocked, demonised, or ridiculed on the silver screen, Aladdin is a clear step forward, ...

Guma El-Gamaty

What is Frances's game in Libya?

Comment: France is pursuing its own interests in Libya, at the expense of Libyan aspirations for a democratic state, writes Guma El-Gamaty.

Mohamad Elmasry

Blacklisting the Brotherhood has nothing to do with 'anti-terrorism'

Comment: Trump's push to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a 'terror group' has more to do with Islamophobia and authoritarianism, than 'fighting ...

Syria regime rewards Bahraini rapprochement with 'royal' business deal

The New Arab

Syria regime rewards Bahraini rapprochement with 'royal' business deal

The Syrian regime has reportedly allowed a Bahraini royal to buy the majority of shares in a private university as the Gulf state re-establishes ...

Idris Martin

The threat of queer Muslims

Comment: Our very existence endangers the dominance of racist ideologies and heteronormative narratives, writes Idris Martin.

The Iraq Report: Basra rages on; Iran doubles down

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Basra rages on; Iran doubles down

Our fortnightly round-up from Iraq features the latest from the anti-corruption protests, and Tehran attempting to bolster its influence while ...

Saudi Arabia and UAE's dangerous rivalry over Yemen

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Saudi Arabia and UAE's dangerous rivalry over Yemen

Analysis: Saudi Arabia and the UAE may be coalition partners providing military support to Yemen's Hadi, but their alliance is mostly one of ...

Abu Dhabi: A tale of two emirates

Joe Odell

Abu Dhabi: A tale of two emirates

Comment: The recent soft power push has far more to do with strategic military interests, weapons contracts and the steady flow of oil, than ...

Occupied Jerusalem the focus of first Palestinian Museum show

The New Arab & agencies

Occupied Jerusalem the focus of first Palestinian Museum show

The Palestinian Museum has launched its inaugural exhibition with a highly political art show focusing on Israel's occupation of east Jerusalem.

Malak Chabkoun

Zarif is wrong: Iran has no interest in peace

Comment: In his recent article, Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif claims he will gift peace to the region; an assertion to be treated with suspicion and contempt, writes Malak Chabkoun.

Alaa Bayoumi

Facing domestic turmoil, Trump seeks TLC from Gulf allies

Comment: In need of some positive media attention, warm diplomacy with allies, tough rhetoric on adversaries, and some lucrative economic and ...

Bassel Salloukh

'Radical Islam', the default demon

Comment: For Bannon, 'radical Islam' emerges as a kind of 'default demon', and a Muslim way of life is presented as fundamentally irreconcilable ...

Erik Skare

Digital jihad: Palestinian resistance in the information age

Comment: How do Palestinian hacktivists operate, and how does hacktivism form part of the Palestinian resistance? Erik Skare, author of the book ...

The sharp limits of UN solidarity with Palestine

Tom Charles

The sharp limits of UN solidarity with Palestine

Comment: The presence of the US as a permanent member of the UN Security Council has blocked the laws that would bring justice and liberate ...

James Snell

Book Review: The Other Air Force

Matt Sienkiewicz's book 'The Other Air Force' offers a broad-ranging and necessary insight into how the US has sought to influence media across ...

The 'Lebanese origins' of the world

Bassel Salloukh

The 'Lebanese origins' of the world

Comment: Successful people of supposed Lebanese descent can be found all around the world, but, Bassel Salloukh asks, what about those who toil ...

Who fights for Assad?

Sam Hamad

Who fights for Assad?

Comment: Damascus allies may rail against international support for the opposition, but it is the Assad regime that is propped up by foreign ...

Joseph Samaha's reflections on nationalism, the left and Islam

Nicolas Dot-Pouillard

Joseph Samaha's reflections on nationalism, the left and Islam

A rare interview has been unearthed from the archives, nine years after the intellectual's death. We bring it to you in full.

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