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Activists have raised concerns about Jewish artefacts that appear to have been stoled from Syria and sold outside the country.

Jewish artefacts, including ancient parchment torahs from one of the world's oldest synagogues, have gone missing from Damascus amid the ongoing civil war, with some precious items reportedly surfacing abroad.

Promoting Islamophobia in America

Arnold Isaacs

Promoting Islamophobia in America

Comment: In today's America, disparaging Islam is acceptable in ways that disparaging other religions is not, writes Arnold Isaacs.

Israeli officials protest after French town renames street 'Nakba'

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Israeli officials protest after French town renames street 'Nakba'

Dominique Lesparre, the Communist mayor of Bezons, on Monday officially renamed a street near city hall "Allee de la Nakba" (Nakba Lane) to ...

Ethnicity vs religion: What does being a Muslim mean?

Khaled Diab

Ethnicity vs religion: What does being a Muslim mean?

Comment: In western Europe and the US, 'Muslim' is often used as a marker of ethnic origin, rather than of religion, writes Khaled Diab.

The New Arab

Poll shows deep divisions between Israelis and American Jews

An opinion poll published on Sunday shows deep divisions between Israelis and American Jews highlighting the growing rift between the world's two largest Jewish communities.

Otman Aitlkaboud

The misogyny of terror

Comment: Trivialising misogyny's role in terrorism's wider context is dangerous, writes Otman Aitlkaboud.

The New Arab

Israel freezes Armenian genocide bill 'until after Turkey elections'

Israel paused its work on the Armenian genocide bill until after Turkey's elections, an official said on Sunday.

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Kuwait blocks US bid to condemn Gaza rocket attacks

Kuwait has blocked a US-drafted UN statement that would have strongly condemned Palestinian rocket firings from the Gaza Strip on Israel that ...

Israeli army raids Palestinian camp after soldier death

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Israeli army raids Palestinian camp after soldier death

The Israeli army raided a Palestinian refugee camp in the occupied West Bank on Monday in an apparent hunt for suspects involved in the killing ...

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Turkey warns recognising Armenian genocide 'undermines Holocaust'

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

Israeli soldier injured in occupied West Bank dies

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Israeli soldier injured in occupied West Bank dies

The Israeli military says a soldier who was seriously wounded in action in the occupied West Bank has died.

Israel minister threatens Palestinian lawmaker over Gaza solidarity protest

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Israel minister threatens Palestinian lawmaker over Gaza solidarity protest

Israel's defence minister has said a Palestinian lawmaker should be in prison after he tried to visit people injured during protests against ...

Ex-London mayor Livingstone quits Labour Party in anti-Semitism row

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Ex-London mayor Livingstone quits Labour Party in anti-Semitism row

Ken Livingstone, former London mayor, has quit the labour party following allegations of anti-semitism.

Cracks in the wall: Beyond apartheid in Palestine/Israel

Sophia Akram

Cracks in the wall: Beyond apartheid in Palestine/Israel

Book review: Ben White's refreshing analysis provides something that we should all want to hear: Israel could be losing at its own game, writes ...

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Palestinian-Israelis in Haifa protest over Gaza killings

Palestinian-Israelis in Haifa demonstrated against Israeli aggression in Gaza.

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Muslim leaders call for international force to protect Palestinians

The OIC also said Washington was complicit in the "crimes" of Israel and "emboldened" its government by moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to ...

The New Arab

Erdogan urges Islamic world to unite against Israel

Turkey has hosted an emergency Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting, in response to Monday's killing of at least 60 protesters in ...

Ben White

The one-state solution is the only solution

Comment: A single democratic state in Palestine/Israel is, in fact, a realistic and vital alternative to formal apartheid, writes Ben White.

Israel declines postponing HRW deportation following BDS allegations

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Israel declines postponing HRW deportation following BDS allegations

Israel has rejected Human Rights Watch's request for its country director to remain in Israel until an appeal against his expulsion is heard.

David Sheen

The US and Israel's radical right Kahane connections

Comment: The fact that American envoys are so closely connected to Israel's Kahane movement should be of great concern, writes David Sheen.

Trump says some migrants are 'animals'

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Trump says some migrants are 'animals'

US President Donald Trump described some migrants as "animals" Wednesday, in a charged discussion about the border wall and law enforcement.

Lebanon's former mufti calls for 'jihad' against Israel

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Lebanon's former mufti calls for 'jihad' against Israel

Lebanon's former mufti added that it is not permissible in Islamic law for Arab and Muslim states to normalise relations with Israel.

US Jerusalem embassy vs. Nakba

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

US Jerusalem embassy vs. Nakba

Comment: The international community faces a critical decision: Continue courting right-wing extremism and bigotry in Trump and Netanyahu's ...

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