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"I can't imagine a Palestinian supporting England, which created the Balfour Agreement, or not supporting the country that stood before the world and recognised our state".

Turkey warned Israel that recognising the Armenian genocide will undermine the seriousness of the Holocaust in the eyes of the international community.

Israel to 'officially recognise' Armenian genocide following Turkey spat

The New Arab

Israel to 'officially recognise' Armenian genocide following Turkey spat

Israeli MPs could officially recognise the 1915 Armenian genocide by Turkey, in a bid to avenge Ankara amid an escalating diplomatic row.

Armenia ditches long-dormant normalisation deal with Turkey

The New Arab & agencies

Armenia ditches long-dormant normalisation deal with Turkey

The President of Armenia has ditched agreements that would have normalised relations with Turkey, in the latest blow to efforts to end ...

How the House of Government helps us understand revolution

Usman Butt

How the House of Government helps us understand revolution

Book review: Yuri Slezkine sheds light on the nature of revolution itself, writes Usman Butt.

The New Arab

Abbas calls for international conference on Palestinian-Israeli conflict

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas slammed Israel for colonising Palestine with illegal settlements and called for a multilateral conference in mid 2018.

Nada Elia

Despite a century of foreign intervention, Palestine is indivisible

Comment: With Trump effectively killing off the 'peace process', we can focus on the real solution: Grassroots activism and global solidarity, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iran threat forcing Arab-Israel alliances, says Netanyahu

The threat Iran poses to its Middle Eastern neighbours is driving an unthinkable Arab-Israeli alliance, Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin ...

The New Arab

Israeli army suppresses Palestinian Balfour Declaration protest

Protesters began their march in the north of Bethlehem and planned to continue until they had reached the southern part of the city, where ...

'We won't forget': Palestinians mark Balfour anniversary with hope

Diana Alghoul

'We won't forget': Palestinians mark Balfour anniversary with hope

The Balfour Declaration has directly resulted in a huge loss for Palestinians, but they refuse to give up and remain adamant that they will one ...

A century of Balfour's betrayal

Special coverage: The Balfour Declaration set the stage for the creation of the state of Israel and the mass ongoing displacement and ...

Palestinians reject Britain's Balfour centenary celebrations

Rami Almeghari

Palestinians reject Britain's Balfour centenary celebrations

In-depth: The people of Gaza are far from impressed with Prime Minister Theresa May's 'pride' in the Balfour Declaration, which paved the way to ...

What was wrong with the Balfour declaration?

Suzan Quitaz

What was wrong with the Balfour declaration?

In-depth: One hundred years on, the declaration which eventually led to the creation of Israel remains fiercely contested. Suzan Quitaz examines ...

Er, Sorry: Banksy holds Balfour 'apology party' for Palestinians Er, Sorry: Banksy holds Balfour 'apology party' for Palestinians

The New Arab

Er, Sorry: Banksy holds Balfour 'apology party' for Palestinians

Thursday marks the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, when the British government said it viewed 'with favour the establishment in ...

Boris Johnson 'proud' of Britain's part in creating Israel

The New Arab & agencies

Boris Johnson 'proud' of Britain's part in creating Israel

"I am proud of Britain's part in creating Israel," current Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson wrote in the Telegraph newspaper on Sunday.

Charlie Hoyle

What was the Balfour Declaration?

Explainer: One hundred years ago, on 2 November, 1917, then British Foreign Secretary James Balfour wrote a signed letter to Walter Rothschild, a committed British Zionist peer and aristocrat.

Diana Alghoul

Corbyn's Balfour boycott represents stand for Palestinian justice

For Palestinians, Corbyn boycotting the invitation to the Balfour celebration anniversary shows that not everybody in the UK political elite is ...

The New Arab

Palestinian ambassador rails against TfL for censoring anti-Balfour ads

Advertisements which displayed Palestinian objections to the Balfour declaration ahead of the centenary of the pledge have been banned from ...

Ben Clarke

From Balfour to Boris: Britain's broken promises in Palestine

The long read: In its centenary year, Professor Avi Shlaim examines the impact of the Balfour Declaration and Britain's 'deviousness, duplicity ...

Separation lines: Kurdistan and Catalonia

Sam Hamad

Separation lines: Kurdistan and Catalonia

Comment: Separatist movements in Iraq and Spain are paying the price for dreams of independence, writes Sam Hamad.

The New Arab & agencies

Jordanians crowdfund to save ‘pay-as-you-like’ bookstore

More than 300 people from more than 20 countries contributed some $18,000 in a crowd-funding campaign launched in an attempt to rescue a 'pay as ...

Balfour centenary is being used for propaganda not peace

Tom Charles

Balfour centenary is being used for propaganda not peace

Comment: Planned celebrations of the Balfour Declaration are serving as propaganda and are missing an opportunity to call for peace and justice ...

Humble beginnings, extraordinary life: What Muhammad Ali taught us

Adama Munu

Humble beginnings, extraordinary life: What Muhammad Ali taught us

Muhammad Ali, a living legend whose spirited principles allowed us to recognise a strength that was both human and supererogatory human. What ...

De-Jeremy-ising Labour's Israel line, shadow Brexit secretary shuns BDS

Karim Traboulsi

De-Jeremy-ising Labour's Israel line, shadow Brexit secretary shuns BDS

Labour is distancing itself from Jeremy Corbyn's support for boycotting Israel as the party struggles to catch up with the Conservative Party ...

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