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The mayor of South Africa's economic hub Johannesburg suspended a senior councillor on Tuesday after she made a public declaration that the city was a "friend" of Israel.

Comment: Despite Israel's efforts to smother BDS, the Argentinian team's move proves decisively that the movement can and will continue to grow from the bottom up, writes Hilary Aked.

Yes, Arabs should forget about Palestine

Diana Alghoul

Yes, Arabs should forget about Palestine

Palestinians don't want a state so the Arab League can hold hands as they enter al-Aqsa. Palestinians need a state for their security, stability and safety, writes Diana Alghoul.

Assad brazenly denies what the whole world knows

Sam Hamad

Assad brazenly denies what the whole world knows

Comment: Assad lies and lies on Russian TV, knowing he'll never be held accountable, writes Sam Hamad.

Ex-London mayor Livingstone quits Labour Party in anti-Semitism row

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Ex-London mayor Livingstone quits Labour Party in anti-Semitism row

Ken Livingstone, former London mayor, has quit the labour party following allegations of anti-semitism.

Ben White

The one-state solution is the only solution

Comment: A single democratic state in Palestine/Israel is, in fact, a realistic and vital alternative to formal apartheid, writes Ben White.

The New Arab

Thousands mass at pro-Palestinian rally called by Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rallied thousands of protesters in Istanbul to show solidarity with the Palestinians and condemn Israel ...

Rouf Dar

Kashmir and Palestine: A history of occupation and solidarity

Comment: As India and Israel entwine in a military romance, the Kashmir-Palestine bond remains steadfast, united by their common struggle for a ...

The New Arab & agencies

Tunisia court bars Israel from taekwondo championships

Israeli athletes will not be able to compete in the taekwondo world junior championships following a successful lawsuit by activists.

Israel's romance with India crushes both Kashmiris and Palestinians

CJ Werleman

Israel's romance with India crushes both Kashmiris and Palestinians

Comment: India offers platitudes of support for Palestinians, while bankrolling the Israeli occupation by buying weapons to use on Kashmiris, ...

The New Arab & agencies

US delegation flees Bethlehem event as Palestinians protest

A delegation of US diplomats had to cut short an event in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem Tuesday, an attendee said, after protesters stormed ...

US to move embassy to Jerusalem 'within the year'

The New Arab

US to move embassy to Jerusalem 'within the year'

Netanyahu made the remarks during his India visit, adding they were based on a 'solid assessment' and that the move was one of several ...

Seinfeld, the stone and the Uzi

Steven Salaita

Seinfeld, the stone and the Uzi

Comment: The lack of outrage over Seinfeld's outing to a fantasy Israeli army training camp reveals much about the US state monopoly on ...

Apartheid, yada, yada: Seinfeld photographed at Israeli 'shoot-a-Palestinian' camp

Shams Al-Shakarchi

Apartheid, yada, yada: Seinfeld photographed at Israeli 'shoot-a-Palestinian' camp

American comedian Jerry Seinfeld causes outrage among supporters of Palestinian rights after posing with machine guns at an Israeli military ...

Why the Israel lobby fears it's losing Labour

Hilary Aked

Why the Israel lobby fears it's losing Labour

Comment: The consolidation of a left-wing, pro-Palestinian leader's power, has been bad news for Israel's supporters in Labour, writes Hilary ...

Diana Alghoul

Pro-Israel media threatened by children's book that embraces Palestine

The sheer hate the children's book P is for Palestine has received has encouraged others to buy the book and has shed light on the extortionate anti-Palestinian rhetoric.

Sam Hamad

Syria could have become a graveyard for Hizballah

Comment: If Saudi Arabia and its allies had provided the rebels with the necessary resources to fight Assad, Syria could have become a graveyard ...

Vacy Vlazna

Inside the Battle of Algiers: Lessons for Palestine

Comment: Zohra Drif's gripping account of her actions as a young freedom fighter in 1950s Algiers has important lessons for the Palestinian ...

Steven Salaita

Zionism and the alt-right

Comment: Can Zionism separate itself from the alt-right in order to save its liberal reputation? asks Steve Salaita.

Britain in Palestine: From Balfour to Boycott

Ben Clarke

Britain in Palestine: From Balfour to Boycott

Comment: 100 years have passed since Balfour signed his infamous declaration, but what can Britain do now to help end injustice in Palestine?

Suzan Quitaz

What was wrong with the Balfour declaration?

In-depth: One hundred years on, the declaration which eventually led to the creation of Israel remains fiercely contested. Suzan Quitaz examines ...

Er, Sorry: Banksy holds Balfour 'apology party' for Palestinians Er, Sorry: Banksy holds Balfour 'apology party' for Palestinians

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Er, Sorry: Banksy holds Balfour 'apology party' for Palestinians

Thursday marks the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, when the British government said it viewed 'with favour the establishment in ...

What was the Balfour Declaration?

Charlie Hoyle

What was the Balfour Declaration?

Explainer: One hundred years ago, on 2 November, 1917, then British Foreign Secretary James Balfour wrote a signed letter to Walter Rothschild, ...

Lessons from the 'female modesty' obsession

Amal Awad

Lessons from the 'female modesty' obsession

Comment: To help women change the currency of their relationships to men, we must teach them who they can be, without framing it in relation to ...

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