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Turks, Israelis and Riddled Realities!

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

Those who have come to know me a bit over the years realise that I am ethnically Armenian, a native of East Jerusalem many moons ago when it was ruled by Jordan and someone whose legal, ecumenical or political work has often led him to wrestle with issues of justice and peace.

UK Should Not Hinder Palestine's Right to International Criminal Court

Alyn Smith | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Politics
Alyn Smith

Encouraging the Palestinians to accede to the ICC, which they have been eligible to do since attaining Observer State status at the UN in 2012, would introduce an accountability mechanism that would deter future violence. It would also provide an incentive for each side to stay at the negotiating table.

Obama's Iran Nuclear Policy of Self-Delusion

Nehad Ismail | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

According to Reuters (16 October) a senior U.S. official said some progress was made in high-level nuclear negotiations with Iran on Wednesday but much work remained to be done, adding the goal was still to reach a deal by a late November deadline.

The Hebrew-Speaking Bedouin I Met in the Middle of the Jordanian Desert

Ellis Shuman | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellis Shuman

I traveled to the stunning ancient Nabatean city of Petra in southern Jordan, across the border from the kibbutz where I had lived for seven years.

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...

What the Iraqi Jewish Experience Can Teach Us

Usman Butt | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK
Usman Butt

Smiling at me from across his dining table, Emile Cohen serves the most important reason for understanding the Jewish Iraqi experience. Last summer's Gaza war and the ongoing situation with ISIS in Iraq/Syria- means we are in a period of profound regional transformation, some of which, threatens the existence of minorities in the Middle East.

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...

Not Recognising Palestine 'Brings Shame On Britain'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Politics

Britain has a moral duty to recognise Palestine as a state, a former international development minister has said ahead of an historic vote tomorrow. ...

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

Chris Doyle | Posted 10.10.2014 | 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...

Video Captures Moment Israel Shoots Down A Syrian Jet For First Time In 30 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK

A Syrian jet has been shot down by Israel for the first time in nearly 30 years after the plane strayed into its airspace, possibly by accident. Th...

Israel Kills Hamas Militants 'Responsible' For Kidnap And Murder Of Jewish Teens

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK

Israeli special forces who stormed a West Bank hide-out have killed two Palestinians suspected of the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers,...

This Gay Club Night Poster Actually Mocked Up An IS Beheading With Male Models

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK

A popular gay club night has sparked both anger and confusion after mocking up images of Islamic State beheadings of western captives using buff male ...

Mesopotamian 'Moon God' Monument Older Than Stonehenge & The Great Pyramid Discovered In Israel

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK

A huge stone monument thought to have been built to honour an ancient god has been identified in Israel. Known as Rujum en-Nabi Shua’ayb or Jeth...

It's the Occupation, Stupid

Stephen Kinnock | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Politics
Stephen Kinnock

The history of Israel-Palestine is undoubtedly complex, but its present is actually far less so. For when you boil all the issues down to their essence, the fact is that the presence of 550,000 Israeli settlers on land that has been internationally recognised as occupied is what drives this conflict. The two-state solution will continue to be a pipe-dream unless and until Israel decides that it's prepared to end the occupation: it's as simple as that... The world knows that this must never be allowed to happen again, and it recognises more clearly than ever that the onus is now on Israel to come to the negotiating table in good faith. The peace process has seen many false dawns, but it's just possible that this time it could be different.

Israel Just Appropriated 1000 Acres Of The West Bank

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK

Israel has appropriated 1000 acres of land in the occupied West Bank in a move described as 'the biggest in 30 years'. The area in the Etzion settl...

Incredible Pictures Capture Palestinians Celebrating 'Victory' In Gaza

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK

The skies over the Gaza Strip were calm on Wednesday after a ceasefire was finally agreed between Israel and the Palestinians, ending the seven-week c...

Dramatic Pictures Show Israeli Bomb Strike Target In Gaza

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK

These incredible pictures show an Israeli bomb honing in on a target in Gaza City on Saturday. The IDF warplanes pounded the Strip over the weekend, k...

Is This The Israeli Drone 'Downed' Over Iran?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK

Iran's state TV has broadcast footage of what it claims is an Israeli drone shot down over the weekend near an Iranian nuclear site. Arabic-languag...

Boycotting Israeli Goods Is Intellectually Bankrupt

Dermot Kehoe | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK
Dermot Kehoe

How does protesting against the presence of kosher goods on the shelves of Tesco or Sainsbury's help the cause of peace in the Middle East? How does it advance Palestinian people's right to statehood? How does it help Israelis live a peaceful, secure life?

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...

Pictures Capture Brutal Act Of Deterrence As Hamas Shoots Dead 18 'Informers'

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

Hamas gunmen killed 18 Palestinians accused of spying for Israel, some of whom were lined up along the wall of a mosque after Friday prayers and shot ...

Jack Sommers

It's Lost Every Battle, But Hamas May Have Won The War With Israel

HuffingtonPost.com | Jack Sommers | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK

In an asymmetrical war between a militant group and the world's fourth largest military, victory for the underdog would seem impossible. But in the bl...

Graphic Pictures Show Gaza's Zoo Animals Have Also Become Victims Of War

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC PICTURES Weak, hungry and traumatised - shell-shocked zoo animals are the latest victims in the Gaza conflict, heartbreaking image...

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. ...

We All Need to Work to Keep Europe Open and Free

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK
Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt

When we look at the news and we see incident after incident of discrimination, antisemitism and vigilante justice. Whether that's Jewish shops being targeted in Paris or a woman being assaulted for displaying an Israeli flag in Amsterdam, we are surrounded by acts of baseless hatred.