Benjamin Netanyahu

The 1973 War Reminds Israelis of Their Vulnerability

Toby Greene | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Toby Greene

The legacy of the Yom Kippur War, forty years on, helps explains why Israel is wary of trusting others to stand by it in time of need...

Obama's Foreign Policy Odyssey

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

Over the weekend secretary of state John Kerry and Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov reached a deal and a framework to dispose of the Syrian chemical weapons arsenal by 2014... Secretary Kerry is headed back to Paris to work with the foreign ministers of France, Britain, Saudi Arabia and Turkey to work out a draft resolution to implement this agreement.

Amid the Resumption of Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks, is a Peace Agreement on the Horizon?

Max Sobell | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Max Sobell

Secretary of State John Kerry's efforts to bring both the Palestinian Authority and the Israelis back to the negotiating table should be lauded as a positive step, the obstacles to any potential peace agreement are still ever-present, numerous and seemingly, at the moment, unsolvable.

Give Peace a Chance: An Insider From the Outside Weighs in on the Latest Round of Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations

Hilary Stauffer | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Politics
Hilary Stauffer

But both peoples are in desperate need of a newer, younger generation of leaders who have a memory of something other than an armed struggle for existence, and who may be interested in something other than maintaining their death grip on power.

Israelis and Palestinians Deserve to Live in Peace

Nehad Ismail | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK
Nehad Ismail

US Secretary of State John Kerry must be chuffed at his success in bringing Israelis and Palestinians to the negotiating table. It took six visits to the region and hours of arm twisting behind the scenes to restart the peace talks that broke down in 2008.

Says Some Girls Enjoy Rape, Israeli Judge Tells Court

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK

An Israeli judge has caused widespread outrage after announcing to a court that "some girls enjoy being raped" during a hearing centred on the gang ra...

Caroline Frost

DOCUMENTARY: The Six Gatekeepers Of Israel Reveal Their Secrets

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

Shin Bet is the highly secret, highly powerful intelligence arm of the Israeli security service. Six living chiefs of the department exist, and they h...

We Need to Be Seeking Regime Change Here in the UK - Nevermind Iran

Richard Sudan | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK
Richard Sudan

There is a dangerous mythology that exists about Iran, and which refuses to go away. It is irresponsibly perpetuated by many in the media, reminiscent of the Neo-Con propaganda which we became familiar with in the run up the illegal invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Obama's Big Trip: Israel, Palestine and the Audacity of Hope

Rebecca Greig | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK
Rebecca Greig

For Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Obama offered nothing but pretty words and a tacit understanding that all they are getting is sympathy.

LOOK: 'The Beast' Breaks Down

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK

When you're the President of the United States, on a visit to the Middle East, you don't want your car breaking down. Luckily for Barack Obama, he ...

WATCH: Obama Promises 'Unwavering Support' For Israel

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK

Making his first official visit to Israel, US president Barack Obama has pledged his commitment to the security of the country and stressed the need f...

Cold Reception For Netanyahu's £2000 Annual Ice Cream Budget

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has come under fire after it was revealed his household budgeted £1,750 (or 10,000 shekels) of state funds ...

Obama is a 'Wretched Coward' and Israel is a 'Lunatic State,' but Norman Finkelstein is Still Optimistic....

Cathal Sheerin | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Politics
Cathal Sheerin

Political scientist, activist and author of the Holocaust Industry and Beyond Chutzpah, the famous Dr. Norman Finkelstein was in Belgium, to talk abou...

Syria Complains To UN Over Alleged Israeli Strike

Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK

Syria has made an official complaint to the United Nations over an alleged Israeli airstrike on the border it shares with Lebanon. A US official t...

Rupert Murdoch Apologises Over 'Anti-Semitic' Sunday Times Cartoon

PA | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK

Rupert Murdoch has offered a "major apology" for a "grotesque" cartoon in the Sunday Times that has sparked claims of anti-semitism. The media mogu...

Israel Swings Centre-left, Not Right - Oops!

Toby Greene | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Politics
Toby Greene

Anyone who read about the Israeli elections in the UK media in the past week will have been told that Israel was set to choose its most right-wing government ever, and that the star was a young, right-wing nationalist named Naftali Bennett. Oops.

Does Likud Really Want Peace?

Daniel Wickham | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK Politics
Daniel Wickham

An important question needs to be asked: is the Likud party really interested in peace?

Power-sharing in Hebron, the City of Abraham

Edward Platt | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK Politics
Edward Platt

As a Palestinian man once said to me, Jews and Arabs are 'brothers with different mothers', and since the settlers returned to Hebron after the Six Day War, the 'Children of Abraham' have been conducting an experiment in power-sharing in the city of their birth.

Is Israel About to Turn Sharp Right?

Robin Lustig | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

How would you feel if I told you that the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, will soon be the most moderate member of his own government? And that means his next Cabinet will be more right-wing too. Two-state solution? Forget it.

Two Myths About Settlements

Toby Greene | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Politics
Toby Greene

Two myths about settlements have become pervasive and should be challenged. The first is the idea that the biggest barrier in returning to peace talks is Israel's ongoing settlement construction. The second is that the expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank is closing the door on a two-state solution.

A New Generation of Decreasingly Reliable Muslim Governments is Not a Promising Partnership for the US

Jamila Mammadova | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK Politics
Jamila Mammadova

In his second term, Mr Obama is likely to confront a multi-front Middle East of problems, which could become defining for both the U.S. and the world peace. It will be a time of wise choices, tough decisions and necessary sacrifices.

Outcry at Settlement Expansion in E1 Affirms Support for Israel

Hannah Weisfeld | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK Politics
Hannah Weisfeld

Announcing settlement expansion is hardly new in the recent history of Israel, so why such an extreme reaction to the area known as E1? E1 is piece of land 12km squared, in between East Jerusalem and the settlement of Ma'ale Adumim.

UK Summons Israel's Ambassador Over 'Deplorable' Settlements

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK

The Israeli ambassador to the UK, Daniel Taub ,has been officially summoned to the Foreign Office, as Britain warned Israel of a "strong reaction" if ...

Could The UK Recall Its Ambassador To Israel Over Settlements?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK

The Foreign Office has refused to deny it is considering withdrawing its ambassador to Israel over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to exp...

Israel Reacts To UN Vote By Withholding Tax Transfer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.12.2012 | UK

Israel has rejected the United Nations' vote on Palestinian statehood and announced it will withhold a £75m tax transfer in retribution, reports the ...