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A news website has become the first mainstream Saudi outlet to run an article co-written by a serving Israeli army officer, adding further credence to reports of growing Saudi-Israeli relations.

Despite Saudi Arabia's muted response to Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, twitter users called for a boycott of American goods and franchises.

Palestinian protesters block Bahrain faith group's visit to Gaza

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Palestinian protesters block Bahrain faith group's visit to Gaza

Palestinian protesters have prevented a Bahraini interfaith group from visiting the Gaza Strip amid widespread outcry over the fate of Jerusalem.

Tunisia lawmakers move to outlaw '<em>normalisation</em>' with Israel

The New Arab

Tunisia lawmakers move to outlaw 'normalisation' with Israel

A Tunisian lawmaker has announced efforts to pass a long-shelved law banning 'normalising' relations with Israel after Washington's ...

Lebanon calls for economic sanctions against the US

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Lebanon calls for economic sanctions against the US

Lebanon has suggested Arab nations should slap economic sanctions on Washington over Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's ...

Ylenia Gostoli

Palestinians fear violence after Trump's Jerusalem embassy move

In-depth: The Palestinian leadership will come under increasing pressure as tensions build in the region following Trump's decision to move Washington's embassy to Jerusalem, reports Ylenia Gostoli.

Imad K. Harb

On the costs of normalisation with Israel

Comment: Arab normalisation with Israel is tantamount to accepting the final liquidation of Palestinian lands and rights, writes Imad ...

Ruqaya Izzidien

Trumps tweets prove it's open season on Muslims

Comment: Trump's tweets represent a clear trend of the right wing's selective outrage that has been boosted by his presidency, writes Ruqaya ...

Karim Traboulsi

Gal Gadot: BDS wants Justice League banned in Lebanon

Lebanese supporters of boycotting Israel are calling on the government to ban the screening of superhero film Justice League saying the presence ...

Israel approves hiking trail through occupied West Bank, Golan

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Israel approves hiking trail through occupied West Bank, Golan

Israel has approved a hiking trail through the occupied West Bank and Golan Heights - areas it seized in moves that have never been recognised ...

The New Arab

'There is no Palestine, no occupation,' says Kuwaiti writer

A Kuwaiti writer sparked outrage after claiming there is no such thing as Palestine, or an occupying entity and that Israelis are "a people ...

Israeli blogger posts selfies from Prophet's Mosque in Medina

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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 ...

Miss Iraq, Miss Israel selfie causes mixed response online

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Miss Iraq, Miss Israel selfie causes mixed response online

A picture of Miss Iraq and Miss Israel posing together has caused an online stir, with some lauding coexistence and others viewing it as ...

Hizballah's hubris reined in by an unpredictable Saudi regime

Mona Alami

Hizballah's hubris reined in by an unpredictable Saudi regime

Comment: Hizballah has enjoyed increased leverage in Lebanese and regional politics, but the prospect of a destabilised Lebanon means it must ...

Bahrain journalist appears on Israeli TV to condemn Iran

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Bahrain journalist appears on Israeli TV to condemn Iran

A Bahraini journalist has appeared on Israeli television to speak about mutual fears over Iran, in the latest sign the Gulf state could ...

Rami Almeghari

Palestinians look forward to a political breakthrough

The Cairo deal could yet pave the way to fresh elections in Palestine, offering a glimpse of hope that the blockade of Gaza may be lifted, writes Rami Almeghari.

The New Arab

Ramallah scraps screening of Lebanese film over Israel 'normalisation'

The Palestinian city on Sunday cancelled a planned screening of the Lebanese film "The Insult" after activists called for a boycott over ...

The New Arab

'Child killers': Kuwaiti official expels lsraeli delegation from conference

A Kuwaiti official attending an international conference in Russia was widely praised on Wednesday after criticising Israel and kicking out its ...

Ali Adam

Cozying up to Israel: A short-sighted betrayal of Palestinians

Comment: While Arab leaders pursue ties with Israel for their own self-interest, popular outrage will eventually turn the tide in favour of the ...

#TweetDeleted: Israel praises Bahrain king over <em>normalisation</em> rumours

Diana Alghoul

#TweetDeleted: Israel praises Bahrain king over normalisation rumours

Israel's ministry of foreign affairs broke diplomatic protocol with a tweet backing rumours that Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa ...

Amal Awad

Is same-sex marriage a big deal for Australia's Arabs?

Comment: Australians are debating same-sex marriage, but for many gay Arabs in the West, finding acceptance in their own religious community ...

A new Middle East?

Nael M. Shama

A new Middle East?

Comment: The Middle East's balance of power is undergoing a series of seismic shifts, as old alliances unravel as quickly as new ones form, ...

'Israeli' hummus is theft, not appropriation

Steven Salaita

'Israeli' hummus is theft, not appropriation

Comment: Referencing Arab defensiveness about traditional dishes without mentioning colonisation or ethnic cleansing is a whitewash, writes ...

Palestinians need more than Guterres' two-state dreams

Hasan Abu Nimah

Palestinians need more than Guterres' two-state dreams

Comment: The UN chief skilfully tiptoed around the core issues, it's time he made a clear call to action, writes Hasan Abu Nimah.

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