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One Year on From Gaza: The UK Must Stop Arming Israel

Andrew Smith | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

The issue goes beyond the immediate humanitarian impact. When the UK sells weapons it not only facilitates future attacks, it also signals approval for the Israeli government and its pursuit of what amounts to the collective punishment and oppression of the people of Gaza.

The Far-Left Must Not Be Allowed to Politicise Identity

David Browne | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

We should not simply wait for the Far-Left to marginalise themselves and tear themselves apart; so long as they continue to presumptively appropriate voices and claim to speak for others, we must continue to speak out and demonstrate that they do not.

I Celebrate Ramadan! on My Own. In My Backyard.

Ellis Shuman | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ellis Shuman

My wife and I recently attended a get-together of Jerusalem Jews and Palestinian Muslims from the neighboring villages. Thank you David Brinn for inviting me to what is a regular interfaith gathering that meets a bit irregularly. Both my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Oxford University's Labour Leaders Back Corbyn: A Disgrace But Not a Surprise

David Browne | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

The support of Oxford University Labour Club's leadership, and other sections of Oxford's Far Left, for Jeremy Corbyn should not come as a surprise to anyone familiar with the state of politics at Oxford

Wife Of Israeli Minister Tweets 'Racist' Joke About Barack Obama

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Politics

An Israeli TV and radio personality has apologised after she was accused of tweeting a racist joke about President Barack Obama. On Sunday Judy Sh...

Iran Nuclear Talks - How to Avoid Putting the 'Dead' in Deadline

Richard Howitt | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Howitt

For Iran, all segments of its society would welcome the lifting of sanctions and an important step towards ending the international isolation. The country has always denied any intent to build nuclear weapons but a successful agreement would also deny them the capacity to do so. It may pave the way towards new hope in a troubled region.

Blair Steps Aside as 'We Are Many' Gains Momentum

Katy Gregory | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Politics
Katy Gregory

It was Percy Bysshe Shelley who penned the line "Ye are many -- they are few." On February 15, 2003, armed with this notion, the world marched agains...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Slams NUS For Boycotting Israel - But Not ISIS

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Israeli's prime minister has slammed the National Union of Students for boycotting Israel - but refusing to boycott terrorist group ISIS. Benjamin ...

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...

First There Was A Secruity Breech, Then A Bomb Threat, Now All This Is Happening...

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK

The first official business day of Fifa's 65th annual congress on Friday was riddled with high drama, as first protesters had to be removed by securit...

Why Fifa's Presidential Election Won't Actually Be The Most Controversial Vote Today

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK

While the contest for Fifa's top role at the football association's annual conference on Friday is gathering all the headlines, it might not actually ...

Tony Blair Resigns as Peace Envoy on Day of Queen's Speech - A Good Day to Bury Bad News?

Sayed Bukhari | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Politics
Sayed Bukhari

Tony Blair resigned as Middle East peace envoy yesterday. It was a perfectly timed resignation - just after the Queen's speech at the state opening of parliament when all the political writers were busy writing about the Tories' plans for government for the next five years.

Former Israeli PM Jailed Again For Corruption

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK

Ex-Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert has been sentenced to a further eight months in prison after being found guilty of fraud. The case was a ret...

Orthodox Jewish Paper Removes Female Ministers From Israeli Cabinet But Commits Glaring Photoshop Fail

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK

When Israel’s newly-sworn in government posed for its first group photograph, you would have been forgiven for assuming Prime Minister Benjamin Neta...

'Apartheid' Bus Ban Separating Palestinians And Israelis Lifted Moments After Coming Into Force

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK

A bus ban that forbid Palestinians from travelling on Israeli coaches and was heavily criticised as being tantamount to “apartheid” has been suspe...

As a Failed MP, Maybe It's Time George Galloway Switched Professions

Shamim Chowdhury | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Politics
Shamim Chowdhury

Now that he finds himself without a day job, maybe it is time for Galloway to focus his energies on what he does best. Maybe he will do a greater service to society as an activist and speaker fighting for the causes he believes in rather than a salaried MP who doesn't seem to create enough of an impact to get re-elected.

'Performing In Israel Endorses Its Deadly Racist Policies'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK

Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters has urged singer Robbie Williams not to perform a scheduled concert in Israel next month. In a column written exc...

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 Attacks Syrian Militants With Airstrike

AP/The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK

Israel carried out an airstrike on the Syrian border on Sunday after four militants were spotted carrying a bomb towards Israeli troops. The Israeli m...

A Laser Could Finally Replace Stitches In The Operating Theatre

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK Tech

A scientist in Israel has developed a handheld laser which he believes could bring about the end of using stitches or glue to close up a patient at th...

Sussex University Students Vote To Boycott Israeli Goods On Campus

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Students at Sussex University have voted to boycott Israeli goods on their campus following the violent conflict in Gaza last summer. The decision ...

Politicians Need to Stop Treating Us Like Idiots

Rabah Kherbane | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rabah Kherbane

This is what we have degenerated British political debate into. A festival of unsubstantiated mudslinging and disrespectful campaigning. I would say it is like watching teenagers, but teenagers have evidently proven far more effective.

Netanyahu Comments Could 'Erode The Meaning Of Democracy', Obama Tells HuffPost

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Politics

President Obama has said Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's comments about Arabs could threaten to "erode the meaning of democracy" in the c...

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."

Bibi Plays A Blinder In Israeli Elections

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jack Sommers | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Politics

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has defied expectations to win the country's elections in a dramatic result that followed a last-minute lurc...