Israel Palestine

Justice, Rights and the Rule of Law - A Price Worth Paying for Peace?

William Bell | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK
William Bell

In this climate, we should be thankful that those international human rights conventions, born out of the horrors of the Second World War, still hold as an ideal and standard to which we should all aspire. It is a sad day when signing up to those standards is regarded as counter to the pursuit of peace.

What Did Tony Blair Tell David Cameron In Israel?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron met with Tony Blair in East Jerusalem on Thursday morning, as the prime minister prepared for talks with palestinian president Mahmoud A...

EU Chief's Speech On Palestinian Plight Sparks Israeli Fury

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK

Israeli MPs have walked out of a speech by the chief of the European Parliament after he raised the plight of Palestinians in the West Bank. Martin...

Blair: Others Have Stupid Religious Wars; We Had Smart Ones

Abby Day | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Politics
Abby Day

When Tony Blair claims it is religious or cultural difference that will fuel 21st century wars, not the ideologies that caused past wars (The Observer, January 26, 2014) he shows only a skewed notion of religion's place in society and history. He projects a narrow idea of what it means to be religious, and diverts attention from other, more systemic problems.

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.

Arafat's Legacy

Barak Seener | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Barak Seener

A viable Palestinian state obviously requires territorial concessions on the part of the Israelis. It also depends on the Palestinian willingness to abandon the spirit of Arafat's resistance that has contributed nothing to the well-being of the average Palestinian.

Israel the Synecdoche

Gabriel Webber | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK
Gabriel Webber

When one talks about 'the evils of drink', it's pretty obvious that one isn't talking about Coca-Cola (although admittedly they're pretty evil too). ...

Why Are Students Totally Obsessed With Israel?

Jonathan Hunter | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jonathan Hunter

In Oxford where I study (and to be honest, pretty much any other University campus in the UK), it is absolutely astonishing how many students share my passion. Well err, they kind of share my interest...at least in a strangely pathological sense.

WATCH: Israeli Soldiers And Palestinians Do 'Gangnam Style'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.08.2013 | UK

Israeli soldiers who danced to 'Gangnam Style' at a Palestinian disco have drawn the wrath of the military for exposing themselves to "unnecessary dan...

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.

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.

Lib Dem MP Accuses Israel Of 'Ethnic Cleansing' Of Bedouins

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK Politics

Lib Dem MP Sir Bob Russell has accused Israel of committing a "crime against humanity" for the planned eviction of thousands of Bedouins from the Nege...

Stephen Hawking Joins the Growing International Boycott Campaign Against Israel

John Wight | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Politics
John Wight

The decision by Stephen Hawking to add his support to the international campaign of boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel over its treatment of the Palestinians has predictably resulted in a furore.

My Neighbourhood: An Israel-Palestine Documentary Review

Sumeet Grover | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sumeet Grover

If I were to rename this film, I would call it 'It is my home; I won't leave it', an uncompromising message used by Sheikh Jarrah's people to hold nonviolent demonstrations against the illegal occupation and forced-eviction from their own homes.

On Space, Power and Graffiti in Your Underpants

Luke Massey | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Luke Massey

In some ways it's not surprising that the ideas and concepts of thinkers eclipse the people themselves, but to overlook the very human grounding of these notions is to enshrine a vision of ideas as somehow supra-human.

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.

Kim Apologises Over Gaza Conflict Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 19.11.2012 | Home

Kim Kardashian has issued a statement of apology after she waded into the Israel-Palestine conflict. The reality star was forced to say sorry for ...

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.

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.

Palestinian Hunger Striker Mahmoud Al Sarsak Nears Death

John Wight | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK
John Wight

While millions all over Europe have been feasting on the European Football Championships this past week, Palestinian footballer Mahmoud Al Sarsak remains on hunger strike in Israeli detention in protest at being held for almost three years without being convicted of a crime.

Hague Condemns Israeli Settlement Plans

PA | Posted 08.06.2012 | UK Politics

Foreign Secretary William Hague today condemned Israel's plans to build hundreds of new homes in the West Bank, branding the proposal provocative and ...

Interview: Mark Thomas on Palestine, Free Speech and Christian Festivals

Jonty Langley | Posted 14.07.2012 | UK Comedy
Jonty Langley

Anti-terror laws, government-sponsored arms-dealers and testing the limits of free speech and protest: Mark Thomas has tackled them all.