Five Numbers That Suggest Ariel Sharon Was a War Criminal

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

The whitewashing of the late Ariel Sharon's blood-stained legacy was both predictable - and predicted. But that doesn't make it any less forgivable or tolerable.

Surge in Diabetes Bigger Than Predicted

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

Currently standing at 382million, the number of people affected by diabetes is expected to rocket to 592million by 2035 - that's a 55% increase in just over 20 years.

LGBTQ Palestinians and the Solidarity Role We Should Be Playing

Gary Spedding | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gary Spedding

Despite a deeply conservative society, traditional cultural norms, and the added complexity of military occupation, some Palestinians are working hard to achieve recognition, protection and normalisation for sexual and gender diversity.

UK Economy Could Learn From Israeli Lesson, MP Says

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK

Israel could be a model to help rebuild the UK's economy, an influential Labour MP has said, because the government is prepared to take risky investme...

Real Men Don't Do Poetry: Israeli Soldier Banned From Reading Because 'It Would Ruin Fighter's Image'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK

An Israeli soldier has been banned from reading his poetry out on the radio – for fear it will undermine the army’s manliness. Earlier this mo...

WATCH: More Embarrassment For Israeli Army As Semi-Nude Female Recruits Are Filmed Pole-Dancing Around A Rifle

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK

A video of half-naked female Israeli soldiers dancing around a rifle has emerged online - just days after the country’s army was forced to discipli...

Israeli Soldiers Disciplined For 'Unbecoming Behaviour'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK

The Israeli army has disciplined a group of female soldiers for "unbecoming behaviour" after they posted raunchy photos of themselves on Facebook. ...

PHOTOS: Orthodox Jews In Jerusalem Riot Against Military Conscription

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK

Israeli soldiers have clashed with strictly Orthodox Jews demonstrating in Jerusalem against a new plan to compel them to join the Israeli army. Th...

‘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...

IDF Social Media Chief Restricts Facebook Profile After 'Racist' Post

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK

The social media director of the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) has been forced to restrict his Facebook following accusations of racism after he posted ...

PICTURES: Nine Family Members, Including Children, Killed By IDF Bomb

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK

Pictures have emerged of rescuers battling to retrieve the bodies of nine family members and two others who were killed on Sunday after the Israeli De...

Israel Ignoring Principles of Distinction and Proportionality

Gary Spedding | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Politics
Gary Spedding

Nothing can be gained through the use of judicial executions or the assassinating of people, even if they are guilty of crimes (terrorism) they have previously committed. The cost to human life should be the single biggest motivating factor toward finding a way to end all violence immediately.

We Should Mourn Civilian Deaths Not Turn Them Into Political Pawns

Bobby Friedman | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Politics
Bobby Friedman

Each and every death is a tragedy, but these killings do not inform us about the underlying reasons for a conflict. Unfortunately, civilians are perhaps as likely to die at the hands of the well-intentioned as at the hands of the terrorist.

Hamas Rocket Strike On Jerusalem

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK

Jerusalem has been targeted by long range rockets fired by Hamas militants, the first time the city has been hit in the recent escalation of violence....

A Different Arab Spring: Has Israel Opened the Gates of Hell by Targeting Hamas?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Politics
Preetam Kaushik

An interesting development, although largely symbolic to assuage local sentiments, was the recalling of the Egyptian ambassador in Israel. The Egyptian TV network did not clarify whether the envoy was recalled for consultations or to express displeasure of the Israeli action.

Hamas Responsible For Violence Says Hague

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 15.11.2012 | UK

Foreign secretary William Hague has condemned the violence in Israel and Gaza which has left 16 people dead but says that Hamas "bears principal respo...

What Does Operation Pillar Of Defense Mean?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.11.2012 | UK

The Israel Defence Force has never been one to shy away from a dramatic, bombastic moniker for wars - and this year's "Operation Pillar of Defense" is...

Israel And Gaza Tensions 'Threaten Spiral Of Violence'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK

A senior British diplomat has warned the increased tension between Israel and the Hamas-ruled Palestinian territory threatens a "spiral of violence". ...

Israel Fires 'Warning Shots' At Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK

Israel has fired retaliatory warning shots into Syria after a mortar round hit an outpost in the Golan Heights, the Jerusalem Post has reported. N...

Verdict on Rachel Corrie Case Could Set a Frightening Precedent for Israel's Military

Gary Spedding | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Politics
Gary Spedding

Reflecting upon the verdict given at a Haifa district court on Tuesday morning, essentially blaming the victim for her own death, the intransigency of Israel's politicised justice system was immediately exposed when the judge legitimised a legal avenue for Israel to exploit now and in any similar future case.

Strictly Orthodox And Arab Citizens Could Be Israel's Newest Army Recruits

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.08.2012 | UK

Israel's young strictly Orthodox men are in legal limbo over conscription into the Israeli Defence Force - as a law exempting them from service expire...

VIDEO: Israeli Settlers Filmed 'Firing At Palestinians'

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK

Israeli settlers appear to have been caught on camera firing shots at Palestinians in the West Bank while soldiers stood by, in an incident that army ...

WATCH: Israeli Defence Force Officer Smashes Danish Protester In Face With Gun

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.04.2012 | Home

An officer in the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) has been suspended after hitting a pro-Palestinian Danish protester in the face with the edge of his M16...

Discord in Zion - Rise of Israel's Ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) Groups

Hannah Gal | Posted 23.01.2014 | Home
Hannah Gal

In Israel's thoroughly modern society, women stand at the head of industries and are even the current leaders of the two main political parties. This country currently has a woman heading the supreme court and has had the famous Golda Meir for a prime minister decades ago. But the civilised nature of this society is at breaking point.

Victims Families In Israeli High Court To Delay Gilad Shalit Swap Deal

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.12.2011 | UK

The families of four victims of terrorism have submitted pleas to the Israeli High Court of Justice asking that the release of more than 1,000 prisone...