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Gaza Children Are Meant To Go Back To School Tomorrow (But They Won't)

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK

Before the current onslaught of Israeli airstrikes, the UN had estimated that Gaza needed an additional 250 schools to meet demand. Now, more than 200...

Hamas 'Admits' It Kidnapped Israeli Teens

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK

A senior member of Hamas has appeared to admit the kidnap and murder of three Israeli teenagers was carried out by his organisation. The murder of ...

Why I Oppose Anti-Semitism

Russell Brand | Posted 20.08.2014 | 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 19.08.2014 | 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.

Israeli Ambassador Trolls George Galloway With Visit To 'Israel-Free' Bradford

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK

Israel’s UK ambassador has taken a trip to Bradford after local MP George Galloway said citizens of the Jewish state were not welcome in the city. ...

Jewish Chronicle Apologises After Readers Object To Gaza Appeal Advert

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK

The Jewish Chronicle has been forced to apologise for running a humanitarian advert for the DEC Gaza appeal, after readers strongly objected to the pr...

A Pause, But We Are All Extremists Now

Jemma Wayne | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK
Jemma Wayne

I still believe Britain, deep down, to be a tolerant and fair-minded society. But it is time for all of us, and especially the media, to take responsibility for the extremism that has whipped this country into a dangerous frenzy.

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 ...

Israeli Tourists Visit Bradford To Troll George Galloway

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK

A dozen "Israeli tourists" made a pilgrimage to Bradford this weekend, after local MP George Galloway said they were not welcome in the city. Yorks...

The NUS Should Be Ashamed of Their 'Israel Boycott'

Jonathan Hunter | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jonathan Hunter

It is with great disappointment to note that the National Union of Students' Executive Council voted to join the call demanding sanctions against the State of Israel. If anyone stands for the welfare of all students on campus, they should condemn this petty and divisive action in the strongest terms.

London Theatre Pulls Jewish Film Festival Over Israeli Embassy Funding

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK

A Jewish film festival has been kicked out of its home at a London theatre after the venue refused to host an event with sponsorship from the Israeli ...

'How Can A Civilised Country Call This Proportional?' The Newspaper That Wrote This Might Shock You

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK

Could this be the conflict that finally turns the UK press against Israel? Some of Britain's most hawkish and traditionally pro-Israel newspapers ...

Jessica Elgot

Antisemitic Attacks Soar In Britain Even Before Middle East Conflict Kicked Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK

Anti-Jewish attacks and abuse shot up by 36% in the first six months of 2014, with experts predicting they will climb even further once incidents trig...

Jessica Elgot

Rising Anti-Semitism Means Jews Have No Future In Europe, Says Top Israeli Official

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK

At a time when the population of the country's major cities spend time everyday in bomb shelters, young people are called up weekly as army reservists...

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...

Lads on Torah Part II: The Holy Bits of the Holy Land

James Dann | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Comedy
James Dann

Apparently, The Gaza Strip isn't just a lap dancing club in Golders Green, nor is it a new waxing technique adopted by Israeli women. Believe it or not, it is in fact a place where stuff has been kicking off for a long time...

Jon Snow Is Back From Gaza And Has Made This Emotional Appeal

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK

Jon Snow is back home from a visit to Gaza - an experience that has clearly had an effect on the veteran journalist. In an emotional appeal, a visi...

'Stop The Loss Of Life,' Hammond Pleads To Israel And Hamas

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK

There is an "absolute humanitarian necessity" to see the 12-hour ceasefire currently taking place in Gaza extended, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond s...

Thousands March For Gaza As Fragile 12-Hour Ceasefire Begins

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK

Thousands of protesters have marched in central London against Israel's military campaign in Gaza. Activists and supporters of the Palestinian caus...

'Dogs Allowed, Jews Stay Out' Says Belgian Cafe

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK

A Belgian cafe that displayed a sign saying: 'Dogs allowed but Jews are banned' is facing legal action from an anti-Semitism monitoring group. The ...

#JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies: 13 Powerful Pictures That Are Pushing Peace

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK

At the time when the war between Israelis and Palestinians seems at its most bleak, there are Jewish and Arab families who are using social media to p...

The Daily Show's Jon Stewart: We Need To Talk About Israel

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Comedy

In this clip from 'The Daily Show' (airing tonight at 00.30am on Comedy Central Extra) Jon Stewart explains how it's difficult to question - or even m...

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...

Nine Things the Israeli Ambassador Conveniently Didn't Say About Gaza

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

The suffering in Gaza continues unabated. The strip is blockaded from land, sea and air and bombed from land, sea and air. The death toll has climbed past 550, including at least 100 Palestinian children. Yet, still, silver-tongued Israeli officials continue to take to the airwaves to defend the indefensible.

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...