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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 25.08.2014 | 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 18.08.2014 | 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.

Louise Mensch's Latest Twitter Gaffe Is Her Best Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK

Former Conservative MP Louise Mensch is fast building a reputation for a limited nuance in religious affairs after getting into a muddle during a heat...

200 People Protested - But This Is Not Your Average Wedding

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK

Four far-right demonstrators have been arrested after they staged a violent demonstration outside the wedding of a Israeli Muslim man and his bride, a...

#FreeGaza Protest At Tesco Sees Arrest As Stock Is Hurled To The Ground

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK

A man has been arrested during a Free Gaza protest in a Tesco store. According to West Midlands Police up to 100 protesters took part in the "larg...

Paul Vale

Anti-Muslim Hate Group Leader Banned From UK Holds Pro-Israel Rally In New York

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- On Sunday the American Freedom Defence Initiative (AFDI), an organisation the Southern Poverty Law Centre has listed as an anti-Muslim hat...

The Letter From A Jewish Londoner That Went Viral

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK

A letter from an "ordinary middle-aged Londoner" expressing fears about growing anti-semitism in Britain has gone viral, with many taking to social me...

Government Could Be Sued Over Arms Trade With Israel

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK

Campaigners have threatened the Government with legal action over its failure to suspend exports of military equipment to Israel. A law firm acting...

Thousands March For Peace In Tel Aviv

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK

More than 10,000 Israeli demonstrators marched through the streets of Tel Aviv to call for an end to the Gaza conflict which has seen almost 2,000 Pal...

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.