Israel Gaza Conflict

Jessica Elgot

Britain's Muslims And Jews Have Issued An Unprecedented Joint Call For Peace

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK

Britain's most senior Jewish and Muslim representatives have issued an unprecedented joint call for peace in the Middle East and harmony amongst the U...

Russell Wants Your Help To Stop Big Business Profiting From Gaza

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Politics

Russell Brand has called on big banks, pension funds and other businesses to cut their investments or deals that "facilitate the oppression of people ...

How Twitter Has Changed Warfare Forever

Danny Coleman-Cooke | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Tech
Danny Coleman-Cooke

It is clear that social media is now an indispensable part of the toolkit for anyone involved in modern conflict, but it also seems likely that its impact will help shape military tactics and decision making in the future. Political commentators occasionally refer to the 'CNN effect', where emotive TV pictures encourage governments to both enter and exit wars and humanitarian disasters.

Those Who Kill UN Staff in Gaza Must Be Held Accountable

Ian Richards | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Politics
Ian Richards

Over the past four weeks the world has watched a humanitarian tragedy unfold in Gaza. For UN staff like me it has been particularly tough. Nine of our schools have been attacked, 11 of my colleagues have been killed. They include Ahmed Mohamed Mohamed Ahmed, a school principal, Inas Shaban Derbas, a 30 year-old teacher and the youngest, Abdallah Naser Khalil Fahajan, who at 21 was a school attendant. UN chief, secretary-general Ban Ki-moon called the most recent attack on Sunday, which took place next to a boys' prep school in Rafah and led to nine deaths including that of a colleague: "a moral outrage and a criminal act."

Warsi Represents Something Cameron Has Never Understood

Denis MacShane | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Politics
Denis MacShane

The conventional Westminster bubble accounts of Sayeeda Warsi quitting the government rely on unpleasant Tory spin questioning her motives. In fact there is a much richer Warsi story to be written about the multiple complexities of the British Muslim communities - the plural is important - which cannot be reduced to the horrors of the Gaza conflict.

Israeli Wonder Woman Causes Storm Supporting Israeli Soldiers

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

The big screen's latest Wonder Woman is Israeli star Gal Gadot which, at the moment, means one thing - possible controversy. The model and actress...

Gaza: How Not to Learn the Lessons of the Past

Sir John Holmes | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Politics
Sir John Holmes

What can anyone from the outside do in such circumstances? In the short term the need is for maximum pressure for a ceasefire and for the provision of humanitarian aid. Once the violence stops, we have to get to grips with the underlying problems. This is not just about restarting the same old peace process and hoping it will go somewhere this time. There is little or no chance of that, unless there are real changes of personalities and policies on both Israeli and Palestinian sides. I would start by suggesting we all face up to four realities.

Caroline Frost

Israeli Filmmakers Plead For Ceasefire On Gaza - 'We Are Scared Too'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

A group of Israeli filmmakers have added their voices to those pleading for a ceasefire to the attacks by their Government on the Gaza Strip. At t...

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...

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. ...

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....