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Comment: Obama's administration was reportedly unaware of the extent of Israeli settlement activity. Was this stunning ignorance? Or an attempt to justify Kerry's failed peace initiative, asks Khaled Diab.

Irish lawmakers have passed the first reading of a bill banning the import and sale of products made in illegal Israeli settlements.

Ireland parliament expected to ban Israeli illegal settlement goods

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Ireland parliament expected to ban Israeli illegal settlement goods

Irish lawmakers are expected to pass a bill banning the import and sale of products made in illegal Israeli settlements, local newspaper The Irish Times reported.

Abbas to defy Israeli law and continue prisoner payments

The New Arab & agencies

Abbas to defy Israeli law and continue prisoner payments

Israel recently passed a law to withhold around $130 million in tax revenues it collects every month on behalf of the Palestinian Authority as ...

Israel freezes Palestinian Authority funds over prisoner payments

The New Arab & agencies

Israel freezes Palestinian Authority funds over prisoner payments

Legislation was approved late on Monday that gives the Israeli government powers to withhold funds to the PA, which goes towards Palestinian ...

The New Arab

Pompeo and the P-word: Undoing decades of Palestine diplomacy

Blog: During his Middle East trip, newly appointed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met no Palestinian officials despite rising tensions with Israel.

Mohammed Arafat

Cutting salaries is a crime, Gaza PA employees say

Mahmoud Abbas is trying to cultivate a backlash against Hamas, but cutting salaries is making him just as unpopular in Gaza as the Islamist ...

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Jordan calls for Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem

US President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital on 6 December and declared last week that the city was 'off the table'.

Rami Almeghari

Gaza teacher beats the odds

Rana Ziyada has been named 'Best Palestinian Teacher 2017', reports Rami Almeghari.

Palestinian backlash as Pence addresses Israel's Knesset

The New Arab & agencies

Palestinian backlash as Pence addresses Israel's Knesset

A number of Palestinian MKs have held a protest against Vice-President Mike Pence's speech to Israel's parliament, angry over the US' embassy ...

The New Arab & agencies

President Abbas to ask EU to recognise Palestinian state

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will ask the EU to recognise Palestine in response to US President Donald Trump's Jerusalem move.

Palestinian leaders call for suspension of recognition of Israel

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Palestinian leaders call for suspension of recognition of Israel

Palestinian leaders have called to suspend the PLO's recognition of Israel, although it is unclear whether the vote in binding.

Abbas calls Trump's peace efforts 'slap of the century'

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Abbas calls Trump's peace efforts 'slap of the century'

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has said he will not accept Trump as a mediator for peace talks with Israel.

On Israel's claims of eradicating Palestine 'for peace'

Diana Alghoul

On Israel's claims of eradicating Palestine 'for peace'

The racism that comes out of Tel Aviv is not something new, but has surged as the international arena has created a safe-space for such ...

Trump's Jerusalem move takes pretence off the table

Malia Bouattia

Trump's Jerusalem move takes pretence off the table

Comment: Israel's free hand in expanding its colonial endeavours is increasingly a point of friction between governments and their populations, ...

Hadani Ditmars

O Jerusalem: The apocalypse returns in a theme park

Jerusalem is once again under the international spotlight, but the tensions between Palestinians and Israelis in the city were not always so evident, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Rami Almeghari

Palestinians in Gaza react to Trump's Jerusalem move

Gazans believe Palestinian leaders should look for alternative peace mediators, reports Rami Almeghari.

The New Arab

'Arabs must accept Israel's right to Jerusalem': Saudi academic

A Saudi academic has defended the controversial US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, calling on Arabs to 'accept' Israel's ...

The New Arab

Trump's Jerusalem move 'ends Oslo accords', warns Fatah official

Fatah's vice-chairman has warned Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital has effectively ended the Oslo peace ...

Palestinians distrust their leadership, Arab allies after Jerusalem move

Ylenia Gostoli

Palestinians distrust their leadership, Arab allies after Jerusalem move

In-depth: Palestinian protesters angry at Trump's Jerusalem decision tell The New Arab they have little trust in their leadership and Arab ...

Nada Elia

Despite a century of foreign intervention, Palestine is indivisible

Comment: With Trump effectively killing off the 'peace process', we can focus on the real solution: Grassroots activism and global solidarity, ...

As Jerusalem burns, pro-MBS Saudi cleric focuses on...clean socks

The New Arab

As Jerusalem burns, pro-MBS Saudi cleric focuses on...clean socks

Prominent Saudi cleric has become the butt of jokes after failing to say anything about Jerusalem, instead addressing trivial matters like the ...

The UN and EU must do more for Jerusalem

Sonia Boulos

The UN and EU must do more for Jerusalem

Comment: The lacklustre international response to President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem imperils international law and the institutions ...

Jordanian lawmakers vote to 'review' peace treaty with Israel

Karim Traboulsi

Jordanian lawmakers vote to 'review' peace treaty with Israel

Jordanian MPs voted unanimously to review the Wadi Araba peace treaty and all agreements signed with Israel in a session on Sunday, following ...

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