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The Saudi minister of Islamic affairs has sparked anger online after he praised Israel for allowing pilgrims to travel to the kingdom for the annual hajj pilgrimage.

Marta Bellingreri visits Mosul, tracing the history of its once grand monuments that celebrated its vibrant multi-cultural history, which locals vow to restore after they were torn apart by IS.

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 lawyers said.

Palestinian toddler murder suspect released to house arrest

The New Arab & agencies

Palestinian toddler murder suspect released to house arrest

The July 2015 arson attack, allegedly by Jewish settlers, killed a Palestinian toddler and his parents, drawing international ...

Prince William visits holy sites in Jerusalem

The New Arab

Prince William visits holy sites in Jerusalem

UK Prince William is winding down his Middle East tour with visits to holy sites in Jerusalem, and his great grandmother's grave

The New Arab & agencies

Court strikes down confessions of Palestinian toddler murder suspects

Jewish extremists are accused of an arson attack which killed an 18-month-old Palestinian baby and his parents in July 2015.

CJ Werleman

In Israel, extremist rabbis are becoming the norm

Comment: Benjamin Netanyahu has come to depend on extremist rabbis and the ultra-orthodox community for his political survival, writes CJ ...

The New Arab

France urges global cooperation to block funds to extremists

French President Emmanuel Macron called for more cooperation to deny jihadist movements the financing they need to carry out attacks.

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi prince says Israel has 'right' to its land

Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has defended Israel's right to exist in a controversial interview with a US magazine.

Saudi prince says Israel has 'right' to its land

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi prince says Israel has 'right' to its land

The Saudi crown prince has defended Israel's right to a homeland.

Hadani Ditmars

Holy week hypocrisy, Canadian style

Comment: Religious leaders in Canada are right to speak out against hate crimes at home, but their double standards when it comes to ...

Israeli extremist jailed for arson at Jesus 'miracle' church

The New Arab & agencies

Israeli extremist jailed for arson at Jesus 'miracle' church

An Israeli man has been jailed for setting fire to a church which Christians believe is the location of one of Jesus' most well-known miracles.

Israeli <em>extremists</em> detained over 'racist' <em>Jewish</em>-Arab marriage prevention campaign

The New Arab

Israeli extremists detained over 'racist' Jewish-Arab marriage prevention campaign

Israeli police detained 15 suspected Jewish extremists following an undercover investigation into a group accused of tracking ...

'Me Too' in MENA

Hadani Ditmars

'Me Too' in MENA

Blog: Harassment is a universal experience for women, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Jerusalem churches denounce Israeli efforts to 'weaken Christian presence'

The New Arab

Jerusalem churches denounce Israeli efforts to 'weaken Christian presence'

The heads of churches in Jerusalem on Monday criticised what they say is a breach of the religious status quo in the city by Israel.

The New Arab & agencies

Far-right Israeli lawmaker visits Aqsa mosque compound

Far-right Israeli lawmaker Yehuda Glick visited the flash-point al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Tuesday during a one day break from a two year Israeli government ban.

Hadani Ditmars

Speaking music to power: A study in Reformations

Blog: 500 years after the start of the Protestant Reformation, music still fuels protest and foments revolution, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Hadani Ditmars

Islamophobia in Canada undermines national mythology

Blog: Anti-Muslim hate crimes are on the rise across Canada despite a recent anti-Islamophobia motion passed by the Canadian parliament in March.

The New Arab & agencies

Family of Palestinian toddler burned alive will sue Israel

Six-year-old Ahmed Dawabsheh's extended family are seeking an admission of responsibility and a payout from Israel over a firebomb attack that ...

Social media giants 'shamefully failing' to tackle online hate

Robert Cusack

Social media giants 'shamefully failing' to tackle online hate

A new report from a UK parliament committee found that social media companies aren't doing enough to fight online terrorism, hate-speech or ...

The New Arab

Right-wing Israeli NGO 'provides funds' to convicted Jewish extremists

Among those allegedly receiving funds from settlement-based Honenu is the ringleader of a gang which burned Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu ...

Israeli settlers attack peace activists in West Bank

The New Arab

Israeli settlers attack peace activists in West Bank

Video footage shows masked settlers attacking a group of peace activists accompanying Palestinian shepherds in the West Bank.

The challenges of being Muslim in America today

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The challenges of being Muslim in America today

Comment: Global icon Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, writing exclusively in The New Arab, issues a rallying cry of tolerance and inclusion as attacks on ...

Trump in Jerusalem: Peace-maker or hell-raiser?

Ali Kazak

Trump in Jerusalem: Peace-maker or hell-raiser?

Comment: In moving the US embassy to West Jerusalem, Trump could gain the admiration and support of all countries and peoples of the world, ...

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