Root of Conflict: Arab Acceptance of Jewish Homeland a Bitter Challenge To Muslim Primacy

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

David Cameron heralding Israel as a Jewish state is nothing new since the British were the first to offer Zionists such a status in 1917.

What A Catch: Gaza Strip Fisherman Hooks 2,000-Year-Old Bronze Statue Of Apollo

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK

Mystery surrounds the appearance of a 2,000-year-old bronze statue of the Greek God Apollo – after it was retrieved from the seabed by a fisherman o...

Disaster Unfolding in the World's Forgotten Prison Camp

Ben Acheson | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK
Ben Acheson

What would life be like in a prison camp? We can postulate about dirty, cramped conditions but few of us will ever experience anything remotely resembling such an ordeal. It is even hard to imagine. The only given is that we would live in hope of being liberated from our nightmare. We would expect to be rescued as quickly as humanly possible.

Iran and the West: From Nuclear Nightmares to Facebook Friends?

Ben Acheson | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Nuclear apocalypse has been avoided. Iran has agreed to curb its nuclear activity. That's what they tell us anyway. Let's not get ahead of ourselves; even if Iran's cooperation is genuine, world leaders and their Iranian counterparts are not about to hold hands, hug it out or start tweeting funny cat memes to each other.

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.

Can the West Finally Turn Off Its Tolerance for the Saudis?

Benjamin Lazarus | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Politics
Benjamin Lazarus

For decades, the West has tolerated Saudi Arabia because of their oil supply. A blind eye has been turned as the country continually abused religious and political minorities, apostates, homosexuals, and women.

Hamas Police Condemned For 'Arresting & Beating Young Palestinians For Indecent Hairstyles'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK

A human rights group has condemned Palestinian police for allegedly arresting, beating and cutting the hair of young men found to have “indecent” ...

UN Report Suggests Baby Son Of BBC Arabic Worker May Have Been Killed By Off-Course Palestinian Rocket

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK

A UN report has suggested an 11-month-old baby believed to have been killed in an Israeli air strike actually died when his home was hit by an off-co...

‘It Embodies The Idea That Palestinian Children Are Targets’: Israeli Soldier Investigated After Image Of Palestinian Child In Rifle Crosshairs Is Posted On Instagram

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK

A picture of what appears to be the back of a Palestinian boy's head in the crosshairs of a sniper rifle has been posted on an Instagram account belon...

Campus Politics at Leeds University

Robert Prager | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Robert Prager

Whilst campus politics can often be appear to be both aggressive and antagonistic, it is important to remember the importance of allowing debates to take place on campus. The importance of freedom of speech and respecting the rights of students to protest cannot be understated.

Abandoned in Gaza?

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Large families are accommodated in small living spaces, whether in rental accommodation or hosted by relatives. As poverty in Gaza deepens, these overcrowded rooms are becoming pressure cookers of domestic stress and anxiety.

Letter from Gaza: Dust, Drones and Donkeys

Rebecca Greig | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK
Rebecca Greig

The soldier who meets us is all smiles and quips, clapping his hands as if he's chairing a mothers' meeting rather than herding journalists into a war zone. "Come on, come on! Time to get to the front; all press vehicles follow me. Those who don't have a car, hop in".

FOSIS Must do More to Demonstrate its Rejection of Extremist Narratives

Rupert Sutton | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rupert Sutton

Back in February a Federation of Student Islamic Societies (FOSIS) spokesperson wrote on this website that criticism of his organisation's failure to fully challenge extremism was misleading and part of an effort to "criminalise the activities of Muslim students on British campuses".

Oil Prices Will Not Act as Relief Valve for Global Economy

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

A truce between Israel and Hamas holds for now, but the recent carnage could herald further geopolitical instability in the MENA. As a result, oil price will stay high and damage the global economy, which is already "at sea".

Israel Needs a Strategy for Peace

David Clark | Posted 01.02.2013 | UK Politics
David Clark

The ceasefire negotiated over Gaza has held, but there are few reasons to think that it will last indefinitely, let alone become a turning point in relations between Israel and the Palestinians.

Ignore the Neocons - I Refuse to Give Up in Egypt, or the Arab Spring

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Long live the Arab Spring - despite the murmurs about Morsi's "pharaonic" decree in Egypt and the Syrian bloodbath, I refuse to lose faith in the people of the Arab world.

Gaza: Can the Same Actions Produce Different Results?

Sir John Holmes | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK Politics
Sir John Holmes

Bolder thinking is needed on all sides if deaths in Gaza are going to produce something positive, and not just another nail in the coffin of the two-state solution.

Chris York

'His House Was Destroyed And His Sons Killed'

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris York | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK

After eight days of fighting and over 150 killed, Israel and Hamas brokered a fragile ceasefire last Wednesday, but how long can it last? And who do o...

Latest Israel Bus Bombing Brings Back Painful Memories and Same Old Response

Alex Ryvchin | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK
Alex Ryvchin

The image is forever embedded in the Israeli psyche. The smouldering carcass of a passenger bus. Charred metal, burning glass, the faded colours of once happy branding, now turned pale, flecked with brown and black.

What Kind of Week Has It Been? 23 November, 2012

Paddy Duffy | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

One story has dominated the news beyond all others this week. Sadly, it's not remotely a new one: Gaza.

As Morsi Pleases West, He May Clash With Hamas

Andrew Gawthorpe | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Politics
Andrew Gawthorpe

It seems no coincidence that the uptick in violence that Hamas directed or allowed to be directed by more militant groups against Israel this year came in the aftermath of the Arab Spring.

What's Happening in Gaza? An Attempt to Look at the Conflict From a Novice's Perspective

Sarah Aston | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Politics
Sarah Aston

What is certain at this point in time is that the Middle East is once again at crisis point and that the international system must keep an eye on unfolding events.

Rocket Attack By Palestinian Militants Highlights Fragility Of Ceasefire

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill and Dina Rickman | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK

The fragility of the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas was underlined on Wednesday by a rocket attack by Palestinian militants an hour after the Egyp...

Hamas And Israel Ceasefire Agreed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK

The Egyptian foreign minister announced on Wednesday that Israel and Hamas have agreed a ceasefire deal after eight days of violence that have seen ar...

I Protest The Inaccuracies In 'Ten Things You Need To Know About Gaza' By Mehdi Hasan

Doron Lubinsky | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Politics
Doron Lubinsky

The core issue in the conflict is not "settlements" nor "occupation" nor even land. After all Israel is the size of New Jersey. The Arab world controls more land than the USA. And Jordan, which is 78% of Balfour Mandate Palestine, alone is four times the size of Israel.