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The high court ruled on Wednesday that pensions companies must be allowed to boycott Israeli investments on an ethical basis, finding that current government guidance was 'unlawful'.

US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner held 'productive' talks with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday, the White House said.

Literary exposure: Award-winning writers tackle life under Israel’s occupation

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Literary exposure: Award-winning writers tackle life under Israel’s occupation

A group of award-winning writers have launched a collection of essays highlighting everyday life for Palestinians under Israel’s 50-year military occupation.

Abbas public appearance attempts to dispel stroke rumours

The New Arab

Abbas public appearance attempts to dispel stroke rumours

Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas makes a rare public appearance after rumours persist about him allegedly suffering a stroke.

Construction begins on new illegal Israeli settlement in <em>Palestine</em>

The New Arab & agencies

Construction begins on new illegal Israeli settlement in Palestine

Netanyahu had vowed to build the settlement to replace Amona, a settlement outpost built on private Palestinian land that was dismantled in ...

Erick Viramontes

Gulf crisis: The latest offensive of a reactionary coalition

Comment: Since the beginning of Qatar's increasing regional activism, reactionary powers have been keen to get rid of such a 'disruptive element' in the region, writes Erick Viramontes.

Robert Cusack

Sexual assault in MENA 'caused by fragile male ego'

A new survey of over 10,000 people found that many young men were trying to reassert their damaged masculinity caused by a poor economy by ...

The New Arab & agencies

Palestinians dismiss IS claim of Israel policewoman killing

Palestinian authorities refuted an Islamic State statement claiming responsibility for an attack that left an Israeli policewoman dead in ...

Diana Alghoul

Palestinian Christian cements religious unity by reciting Muslim call-to-prayer

For Palestinians, gestures of religious unity between the two biggest religions are not rare, as shown by the positive responses to this ...

Israel closes Jerusalem to Palestinians following deadly attack

The New Arab

Israel closes Jerusalem to Palestinians following deadly attack

Israeli authorities have rescinded 250,000 permits for Palestinians to enter Jerusalem after an Israeli border policewoman was killed on Friday ...

The New Arab

Israeli planes 'may soon be allowed' into Saudi airspace

Palestinian officials are said to be anxious about the prospect of such negotiations, as it could potentially normalise Arab-Israeli relations ...

Palestinians shot over stabbing were not IS, says Hamas

The New Arab

Palestinians shot over stabbing were not IS, says Hamas

Hamas has rebuffed the Islamic State group's claim that it was behind the fatal stabbing of an Israeli policewoman in Jerusalem.

Two Palestinians shot dead by Israeli troops in Jerusalem

The New Arab

Two Palestinians shot dead by Israeli troops in Jerusalem

Two Palestinians - believed to be teenagers - were shot dead by Israeli forces on Friday in Jerusalem's Old City, while an Israeli policewoman ...

Belligerent Saudis made the wrong choice in sidelining Qatar

Fazzur Rahman Siddiqui

Belligerent Saudis made the wrong choice in sidelining Qatar

Comment: Bullying Qatar with the rhetoric of anti-terrorism is illogical; its isolation is actually down to refusing to align with Saudi foreign ...

Ramadan looks different in Gaza

Rami Almeghari

Ramadan looks different in Gaza

"I am not planning to buy more sweets during this holy month," a Gaza resident told The New Arab, as the under-siege enclave becomes overwhelmed ...

Marcus Solarz Hendriks

UK must act now to help mediate in Qatar

Comment: Macron is leading negotiations, but he will need the backing of a more familiar face in the region, and the UK qualifies to fill this role, writes Marcus Hendriks.

Robert Cusack

Palestinian government continues its judiciary takeover and censors media

The Palestinian judges' club warned on Thursday that planned changes to the law would put the independence of the judicial branch at risk.

Yousef Khalil

No, The Handmaid's Tale isn't a warning about Muslims

Comment: Conservatives' criticism of The Handmaid's Tale reflects their lack of introspection, and a blinkered understanding of Islam, writes ...

The New Arab

Rights group warn of 'looming disaster' in Gaza

International NGOS joined the UN on Wednesday in warning of a "total collapse" in Gaza if Israel goes ahead with plans to further cut power ...

Pensioners should be allowed to boycott Israel, court hears

Robert Cusack

Pensioners should be allowed to boycott Israel, court hears

The UK high court heard there was no legal basis for the current guidance on the boycott of Israeli investments, a policy the Conservative Party ...

Tom Charles

Balfour centenary is being used for propaganda not peace

Comment: Planned celebrations of the Balfour Declaration are serving as propaganda and are missing an opportunity to call for peace and justice ...

Manchester University 'continues to support Israel's apartheid regime'

Huda Ammori

Manchester University 'continues to support Israel's apartheid regime'

Blog: With a strong history linking the University of Manchester with the creation of the State of Israel, Huda Ammori writes its support of an ...

Egypt offers Hamas electricity in exchange for 'terror suspects'

The New Arab

Egypt offers Hamas electricity in exchange for 'terror suspects'

Cairo attempts to coax Hamas into handing over 'terror suspects' with an offer of much-needed power after Israel cuts supply at the behest of ...

UN defends Palestinian aid agency after Israeli criticism

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UN defends Palestinian aid agency after Israeli criticism

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for UNRWA to be dismantled, accusing it of incitement.

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