Israel Gaza Airstrikes

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak To Leave Politics

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak has said he will "leave political life" and not stand in January's national election. The surprise announcement...

Ceasefire Will Only Hold if There Is Justice for Palestine

Peter G Tatchell | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK
Peter G Tatchell

While the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire is welcome, it will only last if the legitimate grievances of the Palestinian people are remedied. Similar ceasefires have failed in the past precisely because of a lack of progress towards a negotiated settlement that is fair to the Palestinians. A genuine injustice is what gives the Palestinian fanatics influence.

Gaza Fighting: Which Side Are Our MPs On?

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK Politics

Foreign Secretary William Hague will address the House of Commons today on the "terrible situation in Gaza". In recent days, Hague has blamed the l...

Gaza Death Tolls Reaches 100 As Israel Airstrikes Continue

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK

More than 100 people have died in Gaza in six days of airstrikes by Israel, according to Hamas officials as diplomatic efforts continued to find ways ...

'Mow Them Down', 'Bomb Them Back To The Middle Ages'

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK

It seems that everyone these days has an opinion on the conflict between Israel and Hamas - and inflammatory rhetoric is becoming rife. Twitter ha...

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...

Hague Charged With Complicity in Gaza Attacks

Rafeef Ziadah | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK Politics
Rafeef Ziadah

Considering Israel's continued violations of international law and Palestinian human rights, our response to this latest round of military aggression must be to intensify efforts for an effective and credible arms embargo operating in both directions between the British and Israeli governments.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'Back To The Middle Ages'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 18.11.2012 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Sunday 18th November... 1) 'BACK TO THE MIDDLE AGES' Israel's bombardment of Gaza continues into its fifth da...

David Cameron Calls For End To Israel-Gaza Conflict

PA | Posted 18.11.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has urged Israel to "do everything possible" to end the crisis in Gaza as its military continued to trade missile strikes with Hamas ami...

300 Rockets Blight Gaza As Conflict Escalates

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK

More than 300 airstrikes blighted the Gaza Strip on Saturday, with targets including a police compound and the prime minister's Hamas headquarters. ...

Ten Things You Need to Know About Gaza

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Gaza has been under siege since January 2006, after its residents dared to elect a Hamas goverment. The subsequent economic blockade imposed upon the Strip by the Israeli government at one stage prevented the residents of Gaza from importing, among other things, coriander, ginger, nutmeg and, even, newspapers.

Religion, Poor Leadership Remain at Heart of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK
Dan Ehrlich

The fact remains that Israel is in a rather unique, almost no-win situation. It's the only country in the world surrounded by other countries seeking its destruction.

How This Conflict Looks From Israel

Toby Greene | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Politics
Toby Greene

Close to a million Israelis in southern Israel are currently experiencing something reminiscent of the blitz on a daily basis, as Hamas and other Palestinian armed groups in the Gaza Strip fire rockets indiscriminately at their homes. The rest of the county is following rocket by rocket via round the clock TV and radio broadcasts and social media.

Savile Tragedy Is Being Exploited To Attack the Very Idea of Having a BBC

Adam McGibbon | Posted 30.12.2012 | UK Politics
Adam McGibbon

The BBC's predictable enemies are beginning to use the scandal to attack the very idea of a publically-funded, non-commercial broadcaster.