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UK Should Not Hinder Palestine's Right to International Criminal Court

Alyn Smith | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Politics
Alyn Smith

Encouraging the Palestinians to accede to the ICC, which they have been eligible to do since attaining Observer State status at the UN in 2012, would introduce an accountability mechanism that would deter future violence. It would also provide an incentive for each side to stay at the negotiating table.

Ex-Tory Minister Tears Into Israel's West Bank 'Apartheid'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Politics

Sections of the Israeli-occupied West Bank resemble the system of apartheid seen in South Africa and "bring shame" on the Benjamin Netanyahu governmen...

TfL 'Bars' Adverts From Zionist Group Comparing Hamas To ISIS

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK

Transport for London has reportedly refused to run adverts from a British Zionist group which compared the Gaza Strip's Hamas to the Islamic State bec...

Boycotting Israeli Goods Is Intellectually Bankrupt

Dermot Kehoe | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK
Dermot Kehoe

How does protesting against the presence of kosher goods on the shelves of Tesco or Sainsbury's help the cause of peace in the Middle East? How does it advance Palestinian people's right to statehood? How does it help Israelis live a peaceful, secure life?

Why I Oppose Anti-Semitism

Russell Brand | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK
Russell Brand

My support of the petition has been attacked as anti Semitic. I understand anti Semitism to be a hatred of Jews, the denial of the right for Jews to have a homeland, the denial of the horrors of the last century and the plight of the Jewish people throughout history. This is obviously not my position, anti Semitism, Islamaphobia and homophobia are all prejudices that I resolutely reject, like any right-minded person. In the context of the accusation that I face, anti Semitism must be taken to mean opposing big businesses making profit from violence against Palestinian people.

The US Needs to Increase Its Role in the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process, Not Lessen It

Daniel Marriott | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Politics
Daniel Marriott

Yes the US is an intrinsically biased mediator, but it is this bias and the leverage it provides which is key to influencing Israel into accepting the terms of a two-state solution.

What We Do Not Say

Hannah Weisfeld | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Politics
Hannah Weisfeld

What we do not say, at our town hall meetings, or on Radio 4, is that round many Friday night, Shabbat dinner tables, the place where families meet, eat and debate, many anxiety ridden conversations have been taking place for the past month about the loss of innocent life in Gaza and whether the current war is going to bring the moderation we all want to win out long term.

The Tricycle Theatre Scandal: No One Expected the Spanish Inquisition

David Krikler | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Politics
David Krikler

Does anyone believe that the good people of the Tricycle harbour a 19th Century hatred of Jews as a racial enemy to be destroyed, as professed by Houston Stuart Chamberlain, Adolf Hitler or the Hamas Charter? Notwithstanding an eccentric auntie or two, I would say that the answer to that is no.

Joan Responds To Critics After Israel Rant

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

Joan Rivers has responded to critics, who were less than pleased with her latest political rant, which saw her declare that Palestinian civilians in G...

Warsi Resigns From Government Over Gaza Conflict

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Politics

Foreign Office minister Baroness Warsi has dramatically quit the government, saying that she "can no longer support Govt policy on Gaza". With deep...

What Locals REALLY Think Of Tony Blair And His Middle East Peace-Making Efforts

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

Another week, another crisis in one of the world’s most troubled, beautiful, ancient lands. Hopes of truce raised and dashed with every news hour. 2...

'Is Hamas A Terrorist Organisation? What Part Of This Can't You Get Through Your Thick Head?'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Sarah Palin has launched her own 'news' channel. Moderating a TV debate over the situation in Gaza was always likely to be a difficult ta...

Commonwealth Games Cyclist Rapped Over Knuckles After Gaza 'Protest'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Sport

A Malaysian cyclist who competed in gloves bearing the motif 'Save Gaza' at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome won't be kicked out of the Commonwealth Games ...

Israeli Tanks Shell UN School In Gaza

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK

Israeli tank shells have hit a compound housing a UN school in the northern Gaza Strip, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seekin...

BBC Arabic Reporter Feras Khatib Attacked By 'Angry Israeli' Live On Air

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK

A correspondent for the BBC Arabic channel was set upon by an “angry Israeli” whilst reporting from the town of Ashkelon close to the border of th...

Emotional Al Jazeera Journalist Walks Off Camera During Gaza Report

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK

UPDATE: On Tuesday, a correspondent for the BBC Arabic channel was attacked by an “angry Israeli” whilst reporting from the town of Ashkelon close...

Gaza TV Debate Ends With Journalist Throwing Chair

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK

The attack on Gaza is a globally divisive issue, most acutely felt in the region. This was evident in a recent debate on Jordanian TV, which touched n...

Protesters Thrown Out Of Cabinet Office After Demonstration Against Israeli Military Action In Gaza

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK

A group of pro-Palestinian demonstrators had to be ejected from the Cabinet Office after staging a protest against Israeli military action in Gaza thi...

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” ...

‘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...

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.

'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...

Pictures Of The Day Live: 16th November 2012

Posted 16.11.2012 | UK

Huffington Post Picture Desk Live: Scroll down for the best news, entertainment, culture and sports pictures of the day, brought to you by The Huffing...

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.