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#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 22.07.2014 | 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...

The Daily Show Is Suitably Brilliant On The 'Asymmetrical' Conflict In Gaza

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Comedy

"Both sides ARE engaging in aerial bombardment," notes Jon Stewart. "But one side appears to be bom-better at it." Indeed. Check out The Daily Show...

Fragile Ceasefire Begins In Gaza, But Hamas Gunmen Make Break For The Border

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK

Israel and Hamas' fragile five-hour "pause" in hostilities has been threatened as the IDF (Israeli Defence Forces) said it had stopped an attack by 13...

Why I'm Pro-Israeli AND Pro-Palestinian

Lliana Bird | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK
Lliana Bird

Eslam wrote back to my sister in tears. She saw that yes, Israelis are human too! That they are shown the same images as she is. That no one hates her for simply being a Palestinian. That there are people out there who really care for her and her safety. And most of all that there is a chance for peace. She was overwhelmed by all of our love for her. And I decided that this article would instead be dedicated to her. To her strength, and that of all those on BOTH "sides of the fence" who question what they are told, acknowledge that we are all in fact the same, and reach out to each other with hope for peace for ALL.

We Single Israel Out Because We in the West Are Shamefully Complicit in Its Crimes

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Israel is "singled out" today, but by its friends and not just by its enemies. It has been singled out for unparalleled support - financial, military, diplomatic - by the western powers. It is indeed, to quote Ben-Ami, a "special case". Which other country is in receipt of $3billion a year in US aid, despite maintaining a 47-year military occupation in violation of international law? Which other country has been allowed to develop and stockpile nuclear weapons in secret?

Video Captures Moment Jewish Vigilantes Attack Palestinian Protesters In Violent Paris Clashes

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK

Fears are growing that the Middle East crisis could spiral into violent clashes across Europe, with Jewish activists and pro-Palestinian groups fighti...

Israel Set To Intensify Bombing After Hamas Rejects Ceasefire

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK

Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has insisted he had "no choice" but to intensify bombing raids on the Gaza Strip, after the territory's lea...

Obama's Diplomatic Coalition of the Willing - Or Else!

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

An all out war in the Middle-East, creating more failed states, will not only effect the US economy, it is also likely to pose a real safety risk to US citizens both here and abroad as terrorists entities like ISIS pledge to annihilate those who do not follow their path to salvation.

Galloway Doubles Pay Packet With Appearances On Russia, Arab Channels

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK

George Galloway has earned £65,000 in just six months as a presenter and guest for dubious state-run broadcasters. The Bradford MP is the highest ...

Ceasefire 'Not Even On The Agenda' Says Bibi, As Obama Calls For Gaza Truce

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK

The United States has said it is prepared to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, President Barack Obama told Isra...

Jewish Youth Movement Head Calls For Israeli Army To Take 300 Palestinian Foreskins

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK

The leader of one of the world's biggest Jewish youth movements has come under intense criticism for Facebook post which appears to call for Israelis...

Eighty Arrests Made In Search For Missing Israeli Teens

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Facebook Page Calls For The Murder Of A Palestinian 'Terrorist' Every Hour Until Missing Israeli Teenagers Are Found Israel has arrested 80...

Yup, That's A Palestinian Flag At The Vatican

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK

SEE ALSO Life Imitates Art: Pope Recreates The Kiss Which So Enraged The Vatican (PICTURE) Islamic and Jewish prayers were held for the first time ...

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

William Bell | Posted 13.06.2014 | 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.