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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'.

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

 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 balance.

Russia, Iran, Turkey agree to advance peace in Syria

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Russia, Iran, Turkey agree to advance peace in Syria

The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran met on Wednesday to discuss ways to advance a political settlement in Syria as Syrian opposition groups ...

Putin to hold Syria peace talks with Erdogan, Rouhani

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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 ...

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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 outrage.

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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"

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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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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 ...

Israeli soldier who killed wounded Palestinian denied presidential pardon

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Israeli soldier who killed wounded Palestinian denied presidential pardon

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin denied a request from Elor Azaria to pardon the soldier over the killing of an injured Palestinian in March 2016.

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Israel has secret ties with 'many' Arab states: minister

An Israeli minister said on Sunday that Tel Aviv had secret ties with "many" Arab states, further fuelling speculation of closer links to Saudi ...

Israel to 'shut migrant centre and deport Africans'

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Israel to 'shut migrant centre and deport Africans'

Israel's cabinet voted to close a migrant detention centre, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced an agreement to deport ...

<em>Netanyahu</em> to face new police questioning over corruption allegations

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Netanyahu to face new police questioning over corruption allegations

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will be questioned by police on Sunday for the second time this month over two alleged cases ...

Israel demolishes home of Palestinian who killed three Israel demolishes home of Palestinian who killed three

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Israel demolishes home of Palestinian who killed three

The Israeli army on Wednesday demolished the home of a Palestinian who killed three Israelis, a routine tactic which critics say amounts to ...

Israel issues Syria warning over Iran-backed forces

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Israel issues Syria warning over Iran-backed forces

Netanyahu warned on Monday that Israel will continue to take military action in Syria even as Russia and the United States attempt to ...

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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 diplomatic ties with Israel.

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Israel arrests senior Islamic Jihad leader as tensions rise

Israeli forces arrested a senior Islamic Jihad leader on Monday as tensions with the Palestinian group rise following the destruction of a ...

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Israel warns Gaza groups against revenge attack

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned Palestinian groups in Gaza against carrying out revenge attacks after Israel's army ...

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 ...

<em>Netanyahu</em> 'to be grilled again' in graft probe

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Netanyahu 'to be grilled again' in graft probe

Netanyahu is suspected to have received luxury gifts from wealthy supporters, including Israeli businessman and Hollywood producer ...

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Israeli settlers steal Palestinian water pipe in Jordan Valley

Settlers stole a water pipe recently installed by the Palestinian Agricultural Relief for irrigation of crops.

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 ...

UK minister Priti Patel faces sacking over Israel meetings

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UK minister Priti Patel faces sacking over Israel meetings

Under-fire aid minister Priti Patel's future hangs in the balance after news of two further unsanctioned meetings with Israeli politicians ...

<em>Netanyahu</em> pledges millions for settler-only West Bank roads

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Netanyahu pledges millions for settler-only West Bank roads

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu pledged 200 million shekels ($57 million) on Monday to improve settler-only bypass roads in ...

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