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For the first time ever, Palestine's national football team has overtaken Israel's in the international football federation's rankings.

A Kuwaiti writer sparked outrage after claiming there is no such thing as Palestine, or an occupying entity and that Israelis are "a people returning to their promised land'.

Pro-<em>Israel</em> media threatened by children's book that embraces Palestine

Diana Alghoul

Pro-Israel media threatened by children's book that embraces Palestine

The sheer hate the children's book P is for Palestine has received has encouraged others to buy the book and has shed light on the extortionate anti-Palestinian rhetoric.

Israel's assault on Palestinian children: Will US Congress act?

Usaid Siddiqui

Israel's assault on Palestinian children: Will US Congress act?

Comment: A new US bill aims to prevent American funding from supporting the detention of Palestinian children - but it has yet to pass through ...

 Former Saudi spy: Lebanon’s crisis stems from Yemen

Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli

Former Saudi spy: Lebanon’s crisis stems from Yemen

Indepth: The New Arab discussed with a former MI5 agent the reasons behind Saudi's reasons for pressuring Lebanon's delicate institutional ...

Yasmin Ibrahim

Donald Macintyre's 'Gaza: Preparing for Dawn': An incisive account

Book review: Macintyre's authoritative voice comes through in his persistent interrogation of one overarching question: How did Gaza get so bad?

The New Arab & agencies

Palestinian parties agree on elections by end of 2018

Palestinian political parties on Wednesday agreed on the need to hold elections by the end of 2018 after two days of reconciliation talks in ...

The New Arab & agencies

Putin informs Trump about talks with Assad: Kremlin

Russia's Vladimir Putin discussed Syria with his US counterpart Donald Trump on Tuesday, following the Russian leader's surprise summit with ...

The New Arab & agencies

Putin to hold Syria peace talks with Erdogan, Rouhani

Putin's meeting with Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani comes as Ankara, Moscow and Tehran cooperate with ...

History makes itself: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

History makes itself: This week in Middle East football

For the first time in football history, Palestine will beat Israel in the FIFA rankings, as the country sees a resurgence in confidence ...

The New Arab

Israeli blogger posts selfies from Prophet's Mosque in Medina

An Israeli blogger, known as Ben Tzion, posted this week images of himself taken inside the Mosque of the Prophet in Saudi Arabia, sparking ...

Palestine freezes talks after US PLO office closure threats

The New Arab

Palestine freezes talks after US PLO office closure threats

"In practice by closing the office they are freezing all meetings and we are making that official," Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki ...

Abbas criticises Israel's Fatah arrests as Jerusalem demolitions persist

Diana Alghoul

Abbas criticises Israel's Fatah arrests as Jerusalem demolitions persist

The detentions of Fatah members happened as the settlement and demolitions of Palestinian infrastructure rages on with six new demolition orders ...

Israel's Netanyahu to meet France's Macron to discuss Lebanon

The New Arab

Israel's Netanyahu to meet France's Macron to discuss Lebanon

Israeli prime minister is due to meet the French president in Paris next month to discuss "ideas to stabilise the situation in Lebanon"

Saudi official denounces violence against <em>Israel</em> as 'un-Islamic'

The New Arab

Saudi official denounces violence against Israel as 'un-Islamic'

Former Saudi justice minister spoke to Israeli paper Maariv saying Islam should not be brought into politics

The New Arab

Hizballah denies Saudi Arabia's accusations, declares end of IS

Hizballah chief Hassan Nasrallah has declared the defeat of the Islamic State group as a military force, but warned they will likely reappear under another guise.

Malia Bouattia

Islamophobia Awareness Month: We need activism not diplomacy

Comment: Too often, our so-called community leaders and representatives hope that by inviting Islamophobes into our houses, associations and ...

Gehad Quisay

For the national good: Casting out Egyptian Nubians

Comment: Once an ancient civilisation that ruled East Africa, the Nubian people endured division, displacement and forced migration, and under ...

The New Arab & agencies

Israeli right-wingers photoshop president wearing Palestinian keffiyeh

Israeli police announced an investigation into a photoshopped picture of President Reuven Rivlin wearing a Palestinian headscarf that has gone ...

Israeli soldier injured in gunfire from Egypt border

The New Arab

Israeli soldier injured in gunfire from Egypt border

An Israeli soldier stationed on the Egypt border was lightly injured after gunfire from the Sinai spilled over, where Islamic State group ...

The New Arab

Arab League: Egypt 'blocked' Saudi bid to expel Lebanon

A Saudi bid to suspend Lebanon's membership in the Arab League during Sunday's emergency meeting in Cairo was blocked by Egypt, according to ...

Palestinian political parties head to Cairo for reconciliation talks

The New Arab & agencies

Palestinian political parties head to Cairo for reconciliation talks

Leaders of leading Palestinian political factions headed to the Egyptian capital Cairo on Monday ahead of talks aimed at moving forward a ...

Nick Cave will play <em>Israel</em> to spite BDS 'bullies'

The New Arab & agencies

Nick Cave will play Israel to spite BDS 'bullies'

Nick Cave, the dark poet of rock, on Sunday accused the anti-Israel boycott movement of bullying musicians and said he was taking a ...

Israeli police questioned Netanyahu 'at home' on corruption charges

The New Arab

Israeli police questioned Netanyahu 'at home' on corruption charges

Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu was questioned for a sixth time on Sunday over two suspected corruption charges, police said.

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