Every year a few critically acclaimed productions from the MENA region go unnoticed by the Academy, and 2017 is no exception.
Band says earlier rumours about an Israel tour being planned are "incorrect," amid further reports that more celebrities are rejecting state-sponsored invites to the country.
Comment: The Palestinian Authority invokes international law to justify self-determination, it cannot act selectively when it comes to its own responsibility to protect and ensure human rights, writes Sonia Boulos.
Two of the three Arab Idol finalists this year are Palestinians, and there is much excitement in Palestine ahead of Friday's showdown and final results Saturday.
The Knesset's legal advisor, Eyal Yanoun, said that the submission by 71 Knesset members should not be applied, as Ghattas' case 'lacks sufficient evidence'.
Israel refuses to issue visas to Human Rights Watch workers, accusing the NGO of holding an "extreme, hostile and anti-Israel agenda".
A large group of Australian protesters congregated in the area in front of Sydney town hall to protest against the continued occupation of Palestinian land.
Comment: Rejecting the two-state solution and failing to offer equal citizenship to Palestinians would see Israel become an ethnocracy. The two-state solution must prevail, writes Otman Aitlkaboud.
Five European parliamentarians said Wednesday that Israeli authorities had prevented them from entering the Gaza Strip.
The United Nations raised concerns Wednesday over newly announced demolition plans in a Palestinian Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank that threaten dozens of buildings including a primary school.