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High-profile, all-expenses-paid visits by sporting celebrities have long been used by Israel as part of a strategy to whitewash the occupation and human rights violations against Palestinians, pro-Palestinian activists say

Lebanon's Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil has come under fire again after blaming Syrian refugees for the country's declining economy, leading to an angry backlash from some politicians.

Reporting hate crimes: The Arab-American experience

James J. Zogby

Reporting hate crimes: The Arab-American experience

Comment: Although federal law enforcement agency responses to anti-Arab hate crime have improved, the number of violent incidents is also increasing, writes James J. Zogby.

The torn identity: Being an immigrant in Trump's America

Behnam Gharagozli, Jon Roozenbeek, Adrià Salvador Palau

The torn identity: Being an immigrant in Trump's America

Comment: Anti-immigrant sentiment is now mainstream in Trump's America, write Behnam Gharagozli, Jon Roozenbeek and Adrià Salvador Palau.

Protests must reject Trump's politics, not just his personality

Malia Bouattia

Protests must reject Trump's politics, not just his personality

Comment: Protests around Trump's visit must speak out against racism and injustice in all its forms, in the US and the UK alike, writes ...

Khaled Diab

Denmark's Islamophobic 'ghetto' laws: A slippery slope towards fascism

Comment: The package of measures passed by Danish legislators in May is misguided, racist and undermines the justice system, writes Khaled Diab.

The New Arab & agencies

Thousands protest Trump's migrant separation policies

Thousands took to the street to protest US president Donald Trump's immigration policies which saw migrant families separated from their ...

Andrew Leber

Justice Kennedy's departure just raised the stakes even higher

Comment: Kennedy's departure renders many advances won through the courts vulnerable to reversal, writes Andrew Leber.

The New Arab & agencies

Israeli winemaker under fire over racism against Ethiopian employees

Ethiopian Jews have long been known to have suffered extensive discrimination inside Israel.

Erdogan's re-election is good news for Syrians in Turkey

Sam Hamad

Erdogan's re-election is good news for Syrians in Turkey

Comment: The main opposition forces in Turkey have been ramping up rhetoric and racist propaganda against Syrians, writes Sam Hamad.

James J. Zogby

Trump's border policy: Lasting damage to 'idea of America'

Comment: How, in light of the atrocities at the US border, can the idea of America still stand up? asks James J Zogby.

Iraqis fill the Mosul airwaves after IS radio silence

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Iraqis fill the Mosul airwaves after IS radio silence

Society: Young Iraqis are filling the city's airwaves, after the Islamic State group's radio ban in Mosul.

White settler states and their war against the 'other'

CJ Werleman

White settler states and their war against the 'other'

Comment: On the front lines of some of today's worst human rights abuses are the three white settler colonial states; the United States, ...

The liberal's lament over Israel

James J. Zogby

The liberal's lament over Israel

Comment: Apartheid Israel can never be a democratic state, despite what some 'liberals' might think, writes James J. Zogby.

Grenfell one year on: No justice, no peace

Malia Bouattia

Grenfell one year on: No justice, no peace

Comment: This was a man made inferno, writes Malia Bouattia.

Sam Hamad

Russia's world cup has Syrian blood on its hands

Comment: Russia's World Cup adds to its global panoply of PR, designed to normalise all its actions, including the Syrian genocide, writes Sam Hamad.

The New Arab

Turkey slams 'racist', 'anti-Islam' Austria following mosque closures

Turkey's presidential spokesperson has fired back at Austria over the closure of Turkish-linked mosques, and potential deportation of dozens of ...

The New Arab

Conservative Muslim Forum says party failing to tackle Islamophobia

The CMF is the latest to join calls for an independent investigation into Islamophobia within the Conservative Party.

Otman Aitlkaboud

The misogyny of terror

Comment: Trivialising misogyny's role in terrorism's wider context is dangerous, writes Otman Aitlkaboud.

Arab League urges Argentina to cancel Israel football match

The New Arab

Arab League urges Argentina to cancel Israel football match

The Arab League has urged Argentina to cancel a friendly football match against Israel that will take place on the site of a destroyed ...

The New Arab

Israel refuses to recognise Jewish Ugandan community

Israel has come under fire for its 'racist policies' after the interior ministry denied a Ugandan Jew from immigrating to the Jewish state.

Daring to be a visibly Muslim woman in France

Malia Bouattia

Daring to be a visibly Muslim woman in France

Comment: Pougetoux represents so-far elusive popular alliance that could transform politics in France for the better, writes Malia Bouattia.

Muslim Council of Britain slams Conservatives' 'weekly Islamophobia'

The New Arab

Muslim Council of Britain slams Conservatives' 'weekly Islamophobia'

The Muslim Council of Britain is calling on the Conservative Party to launch an inquiry after Islamophobic comments from some members.

Vile 'Punish a Muslim Day' returns

The New Arab

Vile 'Punish a Muslim Day' returns

A second Islamophobic 'Punish a Muslim Day' leaflet has emerged on social media, sparking outrage in the UK.

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