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Georgia Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock were sworn in as the US Senate's newest members, handing their party control of the chamber.

A group of lawyers have written an open letter condemning the UK minister's threats and accusing him of undermining free expression.

Israel open to German efforts to expand Iran deal

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Israel open to German efforts to expand Iran deal

Israel's ambassador to Berlin, Jeremy Issacharoff, said he welcomed more active involvement of Germany in Middle East diplomacy.

Forgotten Syrians need winter help, says author Gaiman

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Forgotten Syrians need winter help, says author Gaiman

Award-winning writer Neil Gaiman said the world should remember that refugees are ordinary people dealing with upheaval.

The uses and abuses of how we define antisemitism

Malia Bouattia

The uses and abuses of how we define antisemitism

Comment: The IHRA's definition of antisemitism is being used to attack free speech, repress social justice work and criminalise Palestine ...

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 Wadi.

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Activists, academics express concerns over IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

Palestinian and other Arab academics, artists and activists said the current IHRA definition of anti-Semitism conflates Judaism with Zionism.

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Trump advisor says Israel lobby 'pushes US into wars'

The new Trump appointee says Israel pushed the US into war after 911.

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Israel demands CNN anchor apologise over Trump, Nazi comparison

A CNN anchor's remarks drew a barrage of angry responses, including from Israeli Diaspora Affairs Minister Omer Yankelevich.

System of a Down releases comeback single 'for Armenia'

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System of a Down releases comeback single 'for Armenia'

Award-winning metal band System of a Down say they are grateful for an outpour of support after they released their first single in 15 years for ...

Eli Clifton

Trump's megadonors will continue to shape hawkish Republican policy

Comment: The Adelsons might be done with Trump, but they will continue to form the backbone of the GOP's campaign finance apparatus, warns Eli ...

QAnon promoter wins seat in US Congress

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QAnon promoter wins seat in US Congress

Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene, who had never run for political office before, was well ahead and projected to win her race for US House ...

Trump's follows Netanyahu's example to silence Israel critics

Mitchell Plitnick

Trump's follows Netanyahu's example to silence Israel critics

Comment: Trump is using a highly problematic definition of anti-Semitism to silence rights groups, while right-wing anti-Semitic violence ...

Discussing freedom of expression, tolerance, and secularism

Azmi Bishara

Discussing freedom of expression, tolerance, and secularism

Comment: President Macron's defence of the Prophet Muhammad cartoons raises important questions around secularism and free speech in a global ...

Sudan deal plunges migrants in Israel into new uncertainty

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Sudan deal plunges migrants in Israel into new uncertainty

The roughly 6,000 Sudanese migrants and asylum seekers in Israel once again fear for their fate.

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Instagram suspends Khamenei's account after anti-Macron post

Instagram has suspended Ayotallah Ali Khamenei's French language account days after he posted an anti-Macron comment.

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Khamenei says Macron's support for Prophet cartoons 'stupid act'

The defence of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed is a "stupid act" by France's President Emmanuel Macron, Iran's supreme leader said.

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US senators seek to declare China 'genocide' against Uighurs

The text states that China's campaign "against Uighurs, ethnic Kazakhs, Kyrgyz and members of other Muslim minority groups in the Xinjiang ...

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Imran Khan accuses Macron of 'attacking Islam'

Imran Khan accused French President Emmanuel Macron of "attacking Islam", after the European leader criticised Islamists and defended the ...

Dismantling the counterterror narrative is long overdue

Mobashra Tazamal

Dismantling the counterterror narrative is long overdue

Comment: The language and logic of counter-terrorism established by the US has been used to justify a devastating spectrum of Muslim persecution ...

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Greek neo-Nazi leader handed 13-year prison sentence

A greek court handed a prison sentence to the leader of neo-Nazi Golden Dawn.

Foreign ministers of Israel and UAE meet in Berlin

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Foreign ministers of Israel and UAE meet in Berlin

The foreign ministers of Israel and the UAE have held a ‘historic’ meeting at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, in a move characterized ...

Syrian gravedigger recounts a genocide, but is anyone listening?

Sam Hamad

Syrian gravedigger recounts a genocide, but is anyone listening?

Comment: As we hear testimony on the extent of Assad's murderous apparatus, we must remember that these are crimes not just of past, but the ...

Comedian blasted over joke about Christchurch mosque shooting victims

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Comedian blasted over joke about Christchurch mosque shooting victims

The comedian joked that 'the saddest thing' about the mosque shooting which killed 51 was a shortage of cab drivers that night.

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