Israel Palestine

J.K. Rowling Is Right - Denying Cultural Exposure to Israel Will Not Solve Anything

Gabriel Samuels | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Gabriel Samuels

It is my hope that the boycott will be cut short and art permitted to flow free once more in Israel. Let's keep culture as our own 'magic place', where the horrors and difficulties of this world can be put to rest, just for an hour or so.

Jeremy Corbyn Will Be A 'Disaster' For Israel, Warns MP From Israeli Labor Party

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn will be a “disaster” for Israel unless he changes his views on the Middle East, a member of the Israeli parliament warned last night...

Gaza Is a Horrific Humanitarian Disaster That We Cannot Allow to Continue

Sarah Champion | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Politics
Sarah Champion

My trip showed me the hidden scandal, breaking every international law, the illegal occupation of Palestinian land. I believe this will make a two-state solution virtually impossible. Right now, as well as the barrier, Israel is very actively building settlements on Palestinian land and using the protection of the Israelis housed in the settlements as the justification for military rule. If we truly want to see peace in the region, this blatant flouting of the law simply cannot be allowed to continue.

Skateboarding in Palestine

Philph E. Burbs | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK
Philph E. Burbs

When you think of the Middle East, you may not associate it with action sports. Certainly not with skateboarding. California - yes, Ramallah - no. So ...

Palestinian Infant Killed in Arson Attack: Where is the Justice?

Tasnim Nazeer | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK
Tasnim Nazeer

Every individual in the world has a right to live in peace and in order to ensure we must speak up on injustices and give a voice to those underrepresented communities in order to eradicate the bad and promote ways to facilitate a better future. I pray for little Ali Dawabsheh and his family and hope that this tragedy brings reforms so that one day they can lead a stable and prosperous life.

The NUS Play at Geopolitics Because Listening to Students Is Hard Work

Gregor Smith | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Smith

There are plenty of reasons not to like the government of Israel. But to think that Coca-Cola are big players in a territory dispute is silly, and to think that boycotting them will do a great deal of damage to the Israeli government is naïve.

UK Warns Israel Over West Bank, But Still Won't Recognise Palestine

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Politics

Israel will lose the support of its “friends” in the international community if it continues to build settlements in the West Bank, the Government...

Palestine's Freedom Theatre Shines Spotlight on Fighters Dismissed as Terrorists on First UK Tour

Glenn McMahon | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Glenn McMahon

The upcoming UK tour of a Palestinian theatre company has created a stink over its exploration of a group of fighters that took shelter from the Isr...

Ukip Candidate Blames Immigration For IsraelI-Palestinian Conflict

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Politics

For Ukip, immigration is the ultimate specter. It’s the phantom in the cupboard, the apparition under the bed… the perfect ghoul with which to fri...

Israel: The Millwall of the Middle East

Robin Lustig | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

The desperate measures that Mr Netanyahu went to to achieve his election victory this week were a shock even to jaded old Middle East observers like me. By re-electing him as prime minister at the head of a right-wing coalition, Israeli voters look more than ever as if they have chosen to model themselves on the English football club Millwall, whose supporters' best known chant at matches is "No one likes us, we don't care."

People Are Really Angry About This Waitrose 'Israeli' Recipe Book

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK

Waitrose Kitchen Magazine has stirred up controversy by including a 'Taste of Israel' advertising booklet inside its usual publication, containing wha...

Israel Through a Traveller's Eyes

Brooke Hunter | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brooke Hunter

My first taste of the country began in Tel Aviv; a youthful city placed precariously along the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Tastes, sounds and culture greeted us as we wandered through the city's Nachlat Binyamin Art Markets.

No UN Vote Can Deny the Palestinian People Their Right to Self Determination

John Wight | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Politics
John Wight

As we enter 2015, just what do the Palestinians have to do to win their right to self determination, freedom, and peace? The world cannot expect the Palestinians to accept the daily humiliation and degradation of occupation quietly.

If Mary and Joseph Tried to Reach Bethlehem Today, They Would Get Stuck at an Israeli Checkpoint

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

'Tis the season of Nativity scenes. But here's a question to consider: would Joseph and Mary even have been able to reach Bethlehem if they were making that same journey today? hatever your view of Jesus or Muhammad, if you are a Palestinian resident of the West Bank you are a victim of the longest military occupation in the world.

Europe Has Made Two Big Decisions About Palestine Today

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK

Palestinians scored two partial victories in Europe on Wednesday, with a European Union court removing Hamas from the EU terrorist list, and the Europ...

It's Time for Israelis to Wake Up

Robin Lustig | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK
Robin Lustig

Israelis need to confront a truth that too often is ignored: they too have their zealots, and their murderers. They too have spokesmen who glorify mass murder. When they recoil in horror from the triumphalism of some Palestinian groups, they need to remember - just occasionally - to look in the mirror... the sad truth is that Israelis have grown far too confident that their overwhelming firepower - and the continued support of the US Congress - makes them invincible. It does not.

Never Forget: In Israel and Palestine, Violence Breeds Violence

Baroness Warsi | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Politics
Baroness Warsi

The truth is that we must hold both sides accountable for the extremists in their midst and for the violence that they commit. And the best tribute we could pay to the poor, innocent people who have been killed is a recommitment to genuine peace and justice, rather than a strategy based on, to quote Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, "a heavy hand".

21 Pictures Of Palestinians Clashing With Israeli Police Over Jerusalem Holy Site

AP | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK

A Jerusalem holy site at the heart of recent tensions between Israelis and Palestinians was quiet on Friday, police said, after age restrictions for M...

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...

Why I'm Abstaining on Palestine

Peter Luff | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Luff

The problem I face is that neither motion adequately reflects my considered view on what needs to be done to resolve this very important issue. The original motion makes no demand on Hamas to give up its rocket attacks on Israel and to accept Israel's right to exist, while the amendment offers no sense of urgency or of the injustice being experience by Palestinian people.

The Debate On Palestine In The Commons Tonight Could Get Nasty

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Politics

MPs are already engaged in war of words as they head to Parliament to vote whether or not to officially recognise Palestine as a state. David Camer...

Voting to Recognise Palestine Risks Extending Legitimacy to Hamas

Vivian Winemann | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Politics
Vivian Winemann

On the surface this appears harmless enough... Yet Israel's supporters including, but not limited to, the British Jewish community are alarmed. Why? As often in these cases the devil lies in the detail.

By Voting Today for Recognition of Palestine, MPs Will Vote for Equality and for Peace

Richard Burden | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Politics
Richard Burden

By affirming without ambiguity that both Israelis and Palestinians have equal rights to statehood, international recognition of the State of Palestine can help break this impasse. That is why another amendment tabled by Jack Straw and other senior MPs makes clear that by voting for recognition today MPs will contribute to securing a negotiated two state solution.

The Conservative Leadership Refuses to Recognise Palestine - But Does Labour?

Chris Doyle | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Politics
Chris Doyle

It is significant that the Labour leadership backs the motion in Parliament on Monday. Hopefully many Conservative politicians will join them so that the motion is passed with the handsome majority that such a mild measure requires. If the British Parliament votes in favour it would be highly important symbolically, a strong expression of Parliamentary support for recognition...

Israel's Land Grab 'Deplorable' Says Cameron

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK

David Cameron and Ed Miliband have both condemned the land grab of 1,000 acres in the West Bank by Israel as "deplorable", echoing world-wide condemna...