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US State Department chief Rex Tillerson has offered some mild, but rare, criticism of Saudi Arabia's foreign policy which has been driven by the young Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Comment: The US State Department is one of the most understaffed and dysfunctional in modern history, writes Sam Fouad.

Palestinians fear violence after Trump's Jerusalem embassy move

Ylenia Gostoli

Palestinians fear violence after Trump's Jerusalem embassy move

In-depth: The Palestinian leadership will come under increasing pressure as tensions build in the region following Trump's decision to move Washington's embassy to Jerusalem, reports Ylenia Gostoli.

Trump's Jerusalem move 'coordinated with Arab leaders'

The New Arab

Trump's Jerusalem move 'coordinated with Arab leaders'

An Israeli minister has suggested Donald Trump had obtained an 'green light' from Arab countries for his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's ...

Trump's Jerusalem decision will end all hope of peace

Daoud Kuttab

Trump's Jerusalem decision will end all hope of peace

President Donald Trump's contentious decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem will likely be the death knell for hopes of ...

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Trump delays Jerusalem embassy move announcement

American president Donald Trump has delayed his announcement due Monday on whether the US embassy will be moved to Jerusalem

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Forget Jerusalem: US-Saudi plan peddles 'alternative Palestinian capital'

A peace plan emerging from America's diplomatic push is weighted in Israel's favour, with Saudi positions on Jerusalem aligning with Trump's ...

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Kushner says Trump close to decision on Jerusalem recognition

US President Donald Trump is close to making a decision on whether to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, his son-in-law and Middle East ...

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Jerusalem embassy move 'could fuel violence,' Arab league warns

The head of the Arab League has warned that recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital would fuel fanaticism and violence.

Palestine warns Trump against recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital

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Palestine warns Trump against recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' adviser Mahmoud Habash said "the world will pay the price" for any change in Jerusalem's status.

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US holds talks with Saudi Arabia on 'Palestinian state'

Trump senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner has been holding talks with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on ...

On the costs of normalisation with Israel

Imad K. Harb

On the costs of normalisation with Israel

Comment: Arab normalisation with Israel is tantamount to accepting the final liquidation of Palestinian lands and rights, writes Imad K. Harb.

<em>Jared</em> of Arabia at the heart of Saudi sheikh-down

Sam Fouad

Jared of Arabia at the heart of Saudi sheikh-down

Comment: Amid Saudi Arabia's dramatic reshuffle, the involvement of Donald Trump's ambitious son-in-law has not gone unnoticed, writes Sam ...

Saudi-Israeli intelligence-sharing brings closer relations fraught with challenges

Emile Nakhleh

Saudi-Israeli intelligence-sharing brings closer relations fraught with challenges

Comment: Although still nascent, the emerging Saudi-Israeli 'alliance' is one of convenience and shared interests, writes Emile Nakhleh.

Netanyahu says Israel's security comes first in peace deal

The New Arab & agencies

Netanyahu says Israel's security comes first in peace deal

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has said he made it clear to the US that Israel's security concerns must come first in any peace process.

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Palestine rejects Trump threat to put Ramallah 'on notice'

Ramallah said it would not give in to US 'extortion' after reports Trump threatened to close the Palestinian Authority diplomatic mission in Washington.

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US officials 'alarmed' over Mohammad bin Salman's 'reckless behaviour'

US officials are reportedly growing concerned over Mohammad bin Salman's "reckless" behaviour in Saudi Arabia following mass arrests and ...

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Saudi Arabia 'plans official ties with Israel': leaked document

A Lebanese newspaper close to Hizballah says it has obtained a 'secret' Saudi foreign ministry document detailing a roadmap for establishing ...

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi Arabia walks back escalation as dramatic moves backfire

Saudi Arabia’s dramatic moves to counter Iran in the region appear to have backfired, significantly ratcheting up regional tensions and setting ...

<em>Jared</em> of Arabia at the heart of Saudi sheikh-down

Sam Fouad

Jared of Arabia at the heart of Saudi sheikh-down

Comment: Amid Saudi Arabia's dramatic reshuffle, the involvement of Donald Trump's ambitious son-in-law has not gone unnoticed, writes Sam ...

Emile Nakhleh

Tillerson's vanishing act while the Middle East is burning

Comment: Secretary of State Tillerson appears totally disengaged from Middle East policy, where traditional American diplomacy has been replaced ...

UAE hires Bannon-affiliated company to spread anti-Qatar ads

The New Arab

UAE hires Bannon-affiliated company to spread anti-Qatar ads

In-depth: SCL Social, a media company linked to former Trump strategist Steve Bannon, has been paid handsomely by the UAE to peddle anti-Qatar ...

Saudi Arabia is beating the drums of war, again

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

Saudi Arabia is beating the drums of war, again

Comment: Mohammed bin Salman's impulsive and antagonistic measures will come at a price, risking his survival as future king or disastrous wars ...

Zionism and the alt-right

Steven Salaita

Zionism and the alt-right

Comment: Can Zionism separate itself from the alt-right in order to save its liberal reputation? asks Steve Salaita.

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