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Simintov drew international media attention for living a solitary life as Afghanistan’s last known Jew, spending the last two decades looking after the only synagogue in the war-ravaged country.

Despite Jews having lived in Iraq for around 2,600 years, only four remain in the country after the passing of Dhafer Eliyahu.

Emirati preacher called out for 'stealing' Saudi researcher's tweet

The New Arab Staff

Emirati preacher called out for 'stealing' Saudi researcher's tweet

It is not the first time the controversial preacher has been accused of stealing other people's work.

Germany records new jump in far-right crime in 2020

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Germany records new jump in far-right crime in 2020

German police have recorded a record number of crimes by right-wing extremist, with the coronavirus being cited as one reason for the rise.

Pope, Muslim leader celebrate fraternity anniversary

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pope, Muslim leader celebrate fraternity anniversary

Pope Francis and Sheikh Ahmad al-Tayyeb discussed a high-level commission to spread a greater mutual understanding and solidarity.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanese-Canadian academic to be tried over 1980 Paris bombing

Lebanese-Canadian academic Hassan Diab, 67, will be tried over the 1980 Paris bombing.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'We will fight for Germany,' Holocaust survivor to far-right

Holocaust survivor Charlotte Knobloch called for a stronger defence of Germany's 'fragile' democracy and issued a searing rebuke to the far ...

The New Arab Staff

Controversial Israeli chief rabbi visits Dubai for school opening

Israeli Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef has travelled to Dubai to open a Jewish nursery school, in the first ever visit by a sitting chief rabbi to an ...

The New Arab Staff

New Dubai housing development to include synagogue

A synagogue and a kosher restaurant are to be included in a new housing development following a deal between an Israeli and Syrian ...

Popular Egyptian singer triggers outrage for 'normalisation' photo

The New Arab Staff

Popular Egyptian singer triggers outrage for 'normalisation' photo

Social media users were left outraged after an official Israeli account posted an image of Egyptian singer Mohamed Ramadan with Israel's Omer ...

The New Arab Staff

'Foreigners leave': Mosque in Germany plastered with Islamophobic posters

Right-wing extremists targeted a mosque in Germany on Friday, reports confirmed, amid heightened Islamophobia in Europe.

Biden won the election... now what?

Dalia Mogahed

Biden won the election... now what?

Comment: America's deep-rooted structural challenges will not go away with the inauguration of President Biden, and correcting these ...

Bahraini Jews mark Kristallnacht

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Bahraini Jews mark Kristallnacht

Bahraini Jews marked the 82nd anniversary of Kristallnacht, also known as the Night of Broken Glass, for the first time since the Arab nation ...

Vienna 'terror attack' leaves three dead

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Vienna 'terror attack' leaves three dead

The attacks were carried out in six different locations by "several suspects armed with rifles", the police said.

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 ...

The New Arab Staff

Emirati royal invites Israeli singer to his Dubai home

Omer Adam was invited to perform at a synagogue in Dubai to celebrate a Jewish holiday.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israelis protest against second virus lockdown

Israel's decision to re-enter lockdown for three weeks on Friday, hours before Jewish New Year, has been met with protests in Tel Aviv.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ultra-Orthodox Israeli minister resigns to protest expected coronavirus lockdown

Housing Minister Yaakov Litzman criticised the anticipated lockdown measure as extreme and said it would cause undue suffering to the public.

The New Arab Staff

Yemen's last remaining Jews 'to move to UAE'

Yemen's last remaining Jews, who have so far resisted calls to emigrate to Israel, are to move to the Abu Dhabi following the signing of a ...

German man held for planning 'Christchurch-inspired' attack on Muslims

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German man held for planning 'Christchurch-inspired' attack on Muslims

A 21-year-old man has been detained in Germany on suspicion of planning to kill Muslims in an attack inspired by New Zealand's Christchurch ...

The New Arab & agencies

Germany reports spike in far-right crime for 2019

Crimes committed by members of the far-right scene in Germany have grown 9.4 percent since last year, accounting for more than half of the ...

Israel to 'usurp' lands of iconic Palestinian religious site

The New Arab

Israel to 'usurp' lands of iconic Palestinian religious site

A Palestinian official has accused Israel of using false legal justifications to usurp more Palestinian lands.

First Mormon temple in Middle East planned for Dubai

The New Arab

First Mormon temple in Middle East planned for Dubai

The Latter Day Saint Church is based in Utah and is expanding to Africa, China and the Middle East.

After ignoring warnings, Israeli ultra-Orthodox hit by virus

The New Arab & agencies

After ignoring warnings, Israeli ultra-Orthodox hit by virus

Ultra-Orthodox Israelis ignored the government's calls to stay home and experts believe this has led to nearly 40 percent of one city's ...

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