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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.

Comment: AFP has made some crucial - and elementary - mistakes in its profile of academic Azmi Bishara, writes Abdelwahab El-Affendi.

Literary world rages as Palestinian poet convicted of incitement

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Literary world rages as Palestinian poet convicted of incitement

Dareen Tatour has been charged with incitement to violence for posting a poem online calling Palestinians to 'resist', in a case that has angered free speech advocates the world over.

Legendary Palestinian singer Rim Banna laid to rest

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Legendary Palestinian singer Rim Banna laid to rest

Palestinian icon Rim Banna was buried in her home town Nazareth after a nine year battle against breast cancer.

Palestinian women between occupation and the dream of freedom

Wasan Abu Baker

Palestinian women between occupation and the dream of freedom

Blog: The stories of five Palestinian women fighting the occupation in unique ways

Jordan Elgrably

In a suspicious world, Middle East arts flourish

It's refreshing to remember that the terrorists depicted in western media and entertainment as modern-day bogeymen represent but an infinitesimal fraction of the real Middle East, writes Jordan Elgrably.

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Another subdued Palestinian Christmas in Bethlehem

Donald Trump's controversial announcement that the US will recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital has not prevented Palestinian Christians from ...

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Christmas cancelled: Nazareth protests Trump’s Jerusalem move

The childhood home of Jesus has cancelled traditional Christmas festivities in protest over Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's ...

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.

Trump's Jerusalem announcement will only fuel repression of Palestinians

Thayer Hastings

Trump's Jerusalem announcement will only fuel repression of Palestinians

Comment: Israel's brutal practices targeting Palestinian residents of Jerusalem make life unlivable for many, writes Thayer Hastings.

Gawan Mac Greigair

Nazareth's mystery mural as an emblem of Palestinian resistance

In-depth: The Israeli authorities have painted over a mural dedicated to the 1948 Nakba seven times - but local activists continue to repaint ...

Wajib: A Palestinian film about real life in Palestine

Robert Cusack

Wajib: A Palestinian film about real life in Palestine

Film review: Wajib tackles the complex relationship between a Palestinian father and son, divided by their completely different world ...

Israel moves to revoke Palestinian thinker Azmi Bishara’s citizenship

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Israel moves to revoke Palestinian thinker Azmi Bishara’s citizenship

Israel's interior minister on Sunday said he was seeking to strip Azmi Bishara of his Israeli citizenship

Court convicts Israeli man for arson at 'miracle' church

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Court convicts Israeli man for arson at 'miracle' church

A court in Nazareth has convicted a 22-year-old Israeli settler for an arson attack at the church where Christians believe Jesus ...

‘No future’ for the last Arab-Christians of Israeli-occupied Golan

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‘No future’ for the last Arab-Christians of Israeli-occupied Golan

Before Israel's occupation, Christians accounted for 12 percent of the population of the Golan, which then had 340 villages and 150,000 ...

Charlie Hoyle

Tensions escalate in Israel, Hizballah war of words

Simmering tensions between Israel and Lebanon's powerful Hizballah group have escalated in recent days, with both sides issuing barbed threats regarding any future war.

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 ...

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Supermodel Bella Hadid 'proud' to be a Muslim

The half-Palestinian model opens up about her Islamic faith and her father's experience as a refugee in an interview with Porter magazine.

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I'm a proud Muslim, says half-Palestinian supermodel Bella Hadid

The half-Palestinian model opens up about her Islamic faith and her father's experience as a refugee in an interview with Porter magazine.

Palm Springs presents cinema a world away from Hollywood

Hadani Ditmars

Palm Springs presents cinema a world away from Hollywood

Society: The annual international film festival is only 100 miles from Western cinema's iconic home, but offers delights from around the globe, ...

Shams Al-Shakarchi

Christians eager to protect Nazareth's biblical origins at Christmas

Christmas in Nazareth is becoming an increasingly popular destination for residents, tourists and pilgrims alike, but some fear the ...

<em>Nazareth</em>: First library for people with reading disabilities launched

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Nazareth: First library for people with reading disabilities launched

Close your eyes and read: A Palestinian-Israeli NGO has launched a bold new project to encourage reading among those with visual impairments in ...

Facebook: Israeli security forces and the NYPD's new battleground

Nick Rodrigo

Facebook: Israeli security forces and the NYPD's new battleground

Comment: Like the NYPD in New York, Israeli authorities are using draconian laws and newly formed cyber units to monitor individuals engaged in ...

Israeli crackdown intensifies against Palestinian political party

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Israeli crackdown intensifies against Palestinian political party

A total of 36 activists and officials have now been detained by Israeli police investigating allegations of fraud and money laundering.

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