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Palestine's 82-year-old president will be discharged from hospital on Friday, a doctor treating the leader has announced.

Pictures and video of 83-year-old Palestinian President Mahmous Abbas walking around the wards and reading a newspaper were published late Monday, in an apparent attempt to calm rumors.

Abbas' health sees 'clear improvement': lawmaker

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Abbas' health sees 'clear improvement': lawmaker

The ailing Palestinian leader made his third hospital visit this week, raising questions about a chaotic and possibly bloody succession battle.

Romanian president slams own government for Jerusalem embassy move

The New Arab & agencies

Romanian president slams own government for Jerusalem embassy move

A row erupted Friday between Romania's government and President Klaus Iohannis over a proposal to move the country's embassy in Israel from Tel ...

Palestine solidarity: Will Ramaphosa downgrade Tel Aviv embassy?

Janet Smith

Palestine solidarity: Will Ramaphosa downgrade Tel Aviv embassy?

Comment: The time has come for Ramaphosa to enact ANC policy, and downgrade the status of South Africa's embassy in Israel, writes Janet Smith.

Elias Jahshan

So, you want to wear a keffiyeh?

Comment: To capitalise on the keffiyeh without the knowledge, sensitivity or respect it is due, is inappropriate and offensive, writes Elias Jahshan.

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Modi becomes first Indian PM to visit West Bank

Indian premier Narendra Modi met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah, as part of a four-day tour of the Middle East.

Muhammad Shehada

Abbas should be removed by Palestinians, not by Washington

Comment: Abbas' fate should be decided by a Palestinian vote, not by a decision from Washington that replaces one authoritarian with another, ...

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 ...

May the Force be with whom?

James Denselow

May the Force be with whom?

Review: The new Star Wars film struggles to reflect modern day attitudes towards organised, armed rebellions, writes James Denselow.

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 ...

Israeli right-wingers photoshop president wearing Palestinian keffiyeh

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Israeli right-wingers photoshop president wearing Palestinian keffiyeh

Israeli police announced an investigation into a photoshopped picture of President Reuven Rivlin wearing a Palestinian headscarf that has gone ...

Aggrieved Palestinian families in Gaza reconcile

Rami Almeghari

Aggrieved Palestinian families in Gaza reconcile

The clashes that broke out between Hamas and Fatah members in 2007 left over 500 Palestinians dead. Last week's reconciliation might offer ...

Palestine's Independence Day is not something to be celebrated

Diana Alghoul

Palestine's Independence Day is not something to be celebrated

Yasser Arafat declared independence in 1988 only to give up Palestinian sovereignty in the Oslo Accords of 1993, writes Diana ...

Nostalgia undone: rethinking the legacy of <em>Yasser</em> <em>Arafat</em>

Diana Alghoul

Nostalgia undone: rethinking the legacy of Yasser Arafat

Yasser Arafat's strong words and apparent passion inspired and fuelled a generation, so it is no wonder criticising his legacy remains ...

The New Arab & agencies

Tens of thousands commemorate Arafat in Hamas-run Gaza

Tens of thousands of Palestinians gathered in Gaza on Saturday to commemorate 13 years since the death of veteran leader Yasser Arafat.

The New Arab

Israel closes off Ibrahimi Mosque to Muslims and Palestinians

Palestinians have endured several restrictions imposed on them by the Israeli army due to an important Jewish holiday.

The New Arab & agencies

Palestinian government convenes in Gaza

Prime Minister Rami al-Hamdallah on Tuesday chaired his first meeting of the Palestinian cabinet in Gaza in a move towards reconciliation ...

Umar Lateef Misgar

Edward Said: The legacy of an exile

Comment: Monday marks the fourteenth anniversary of the passing of the visionary Palestinian academic. His influence changed postcolonial ...

How Palestinians came to reject Kurdish demands for homeland

Roger Hercz

How Palestinians came to reject Kurdish demands for homeland

Comment: Among the strangest realities uncovered by the referendum in Northern Iraq is the Palestinian denial of Kurdish hopes for independence ...

The New Arab & agencies

Palestinian negotiator awaiting lung-transplant in Virginia as health deteriorates

“My lungs have not been working,” Erekat said while connected to an oxygen-support system

Twenty-four years on, the Oslo peace accords are nowhere

Rami Almeghari

Twenty-four years on, the Oslo peace accords are nowhere

Comment: The signing of the Oslo accords in 1993 seemed to mark an historic moment in the Arab-Israeli peace process. But twenty-four years on, ...

Israel grants Hebron settler enclaves municipal status

The New Arab

Israel grants Hebron settler enclaves municipal status

Israel has created a new authority to provide municipal services for settlers in Hebron, raising fears that Israel is moving closer to annexing ...

Abbas seeks out Chinese support for Palestine

Daoud Kuttab

Abbas seeks out Chinese support for Palestine

Analysis: China has historically been a friend of Palestine, but its economic initiatives require increasing cooperation with Israel, writes ...

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