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The initiative was spearheaded by the US-based Jewish Voice for Peace organisation and 36 other Jewish groups from 15 countries signed the joint statement.

Discrimination against Yemeni refugees is widespread, with many openly mocked on public transport for being "dirty" or "smelly", and refused entry to fancy restaurants or public baths.

Lebanon's foreign minister blames downtrodden economy on Syrian refugees

The New Arab

Lebanon's foreign minister blames downtrodden economy on Syrian refugees

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 ...

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 Malia ...

Ruqaya Izzidien

You can't take Islamophobia out of the Tory party

Comment: An inquiry into Tory Islamophobia would be futile; it's a cornerstone party value, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

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 ...

CJ Werleman

Justice Kennedy's replacement, an even greater enemy of Arab-Americans

Comment: Trump's new hyperconservative Supreme Court is likely to rubber stamp the worst impulses of the far right, writes CJ Werleman

The New Arab

Trump's Supreme Court pick spreads insecurity, fear among Muslims

US progressives and liberals brace themselves as President Donald Trump prepares to appoint a second Supreme Court justice.

Israeli winemaker under fire over racism against Ethiopian employees

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.

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.

Israel's decision to not recognise Ugandan Jews sparks anger

The New Arab

Israel's decision to not recognise Ugandan Jews sparks anger

A decision by Israel's Interior Ministry to not recognise Uganda's Abayudaya community as Jewish caused an uproar in the Knesset on Monday.

America's cyber civil war rages as migrant families suffer

Wilson Dizard

America's cyber civil war rages as migrant families suffer

Comment: In the age of Trump, journalism alone can't convince people of concepts like the universal value of human life, writes Wilson Dizard.

US leaves UNHRC, and does Israel's bidding, again

Imad K. Harb

US leaves UNHRC, and does Israel's bidding, again

Comment: Withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council is a clear example of the Trump administration's policy of blind support for Israel, ...

Turkey's HDP radically reclaims women's place in society

Rosa Burc

Turkey's HDP radically reclaims women's place in society

Comment: Women's struggles play a central role in constructing Turkey's national project, writes Rosa Burc.

Marcus Montgomery

Five things to watch for in the midterm primaries

Comment: With 24 more state primaries and five months left before the midterm elections, Marcus Montgomery takes a look at the Trump faithfuls and Blue Wave hopefuls.

The New Arab & agencies

Jerusalem churches cry foul over Israeli tax law

In February, the Jerusalem municipality began enforcing tax collection on church property, while lawmakers in the parliament worked on advancing ...

Marwan Kabalan

On the attack against the Arab Centre

Attacks against the Arab Centre for Research and Policy are not new. What is new however, is the siding of Western institutions with ...

The New Arab

Lebanese army installs e-gates at Palestinian refugee camp

In 2016, the Lebanese army began construction of a wall with watchtowers to segregate the camp from surrounding areas due to security concerns.

Turkey slams '<em>racist</em>', 'anti-Islam' Austria following mosque closures

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 ...

Amal Awad

Israel and Palestine: Making the victim the criminal

Comment: Israel's masterful use of story in its war against Palestinians demonstrates how language is a powerful weapon in an unequal conflict, ...

Israel refuses to recognise Jewish Ugandan community

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 ...

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.

Syrians face challenges living under Kurdish administration in Manbij

The New Arab

Syrians face challenges living under Kurdish administration in Manbij

Syrians living in areas controlled by YPG forces continue to face challenges.

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