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At least four Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire in a fresh round of attacks on the besieged enclave.

Israel's parliament has adopted a law defining the country as the nation state of the Jewish people, provoking fears it could lead to blatant discrimination against Arab citizens.

Enshrining apartheid: Israel's fig leaf democracy officially dies

CJ Werleman

Enshrining apartheid: Israel's fig leaf democracy officially dies

Comment: Israel's Jewish nation-state law discriminates against more than 20 percent of its 9 million citizens, writes CJ Werleman.

Turkey accuses Israel of 'apartheid' over controversial new law

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Turkey accuses Israel of 'apartheid' over controversial new law

The legislation, adopted after a tumultuous Knesset session, makes Hebrew the country's national language and defines the establishment of ...

Outrage and concern as Israel passes 'apartheid' law

The New Arab

Outrage and concern as Israel passes 'apartheid' law

The legislation allows Israel to "authorise a community composed of people having the same faith and nationality to maintain the exclusive ...

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Palestine delegation makes UN presentation despite US visa delays

Alleged attempts by the US and Israel to scupper Palestine's efforts to present a report on poverty in the occupied territories have failed, when delegates made their presentation on Tuesday.

Derek Davison

Arab views of US low, support for Palestinians high

Comment: Washington continues to be seen as a threat, writes Derek Davison.

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Israeli parliament set to pass 'racist' Nation State bill

Israel's parliament is set to vote on a controversial piece of legislation that would define the country as the nation-state of the Jewish ...

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Egypt 'pressures Hamas' to stop sending fire-kites from Gaza

Egypt has reportedly pressured Gaza's Hamas rulers to prevent incendiary kites and balloons from being launched into Israel.

Israel to fund Jews-only booze cruises

David Sheen

Israel to fund Jews-only booze cruises

Comment: The Israeli government's crusade against mixed couples is a bigoted and futile policy, writes David Sheen.

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Jewish groups worldwide voice support for pro-Palestine BDS movement

The initiative was spearheaded by the US-based Jewish Voice for Peace organisation and 36 other Jewish groups from 15 countries signed the joint ...

Thousands abandon blockaded Strip as Egypt opens crossing

Ali Adam

Thousands abandon blockaded Strip as Egypt opens crossing

Feature: Thousands of Gazans hit hard by the sharply deteriorating economic and living conditions rushed to leave the Gaza Strip, after Egypt ...

Israel passes law banning left-wing groups from schools

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Israel passes law banning left-wing groups from schools

The Israeli parliament on Tuesday passed a law banning groups that are critical of the occupation of Palestinian land from entering Israeli ...

Palestinian dies after being shot by Israel in Gaza

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Palestinian dies after being shot by Israel in Gaza

At least 144 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since protests began along the Gaza border on 30 March.

Israel halts Gaza fuel, gas transfers to punish Hamas

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Israel halts Gaza fuel, gas transfers to punish Hamas

Israel will cease transferring gas and fuel through the Kerem Shalom crossing until next Sunday following clashes with Hamas.

James J. Zogby

Thank you, Ireland

Comment: The Irish senate's bill to bar Israeli goods produced in the occupied Palestinian territories sets an example to the rest of Europe, writes James J. Zogby.

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Israel strikes Hamas sites days after Gaza ceasefire brokered

The strikes came after the heaviest exchange of fire between Israel and Palestinian fighters in Gaza since a 2014 war.

The New Arab

Israeli charged with passing land sales information to PA

An Israeli has been charged with passing on information to Palestinian authorities around West Bank land sales to Israelis.

The New Arab

Maradona: 'In my heart, I am Palestinian'

Football legend and longtime supporter of the Palestinian cause Diego Maradona has told PA President Mahmoud Abbas 'I am Palestinian' during a ...

Netanyahu warns of 'lengthy battle' with besieged Gaza

The New Arab

Netanyahu warns of 'lengthy battle' with besieged Gaza

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned officials in southern Israel that a lengthy battle with besieged Gaza is about to take place as the ...

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Kabul hosts Palestine football friendly match

Kabul will host Palestine in a football friendly to mark Afghanistan's independence day.

House arrest confirmed for Israeli over Palestinian deaths

The New Arab

House arrest confirmed for Israeli over Palestinian deaths

An Israeli suspect in a 2015 firebombing that killed a Palestinian toddler and his parents has been rejected an appeal against house arrest, his ...

Anger after Israel shuts down Palestinian universities in Jerusalem

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Anger after Israel shuts down Palestinian universities in Jerusalem

Two Palestinian educational facilities were shut down by Israeli forces 'until further notice'.

#WorldCup2018: The Palestinian team that could have been

The New Arab

#WorldCup2018: The Palestinian team that could have been

A visualisation of a Palestinian 'starting 11' highlights the brutal effect of Israeli occupation on talented young players.

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