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An Open Letter to Pro-Palestinian Protestors

Dave Rich | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK
Dave Rich

The reason I'm writing to you today is to discuss things that happen here in Britain and in other European countries. You see, it seems that sometimes, some people find it difficult to distinguish between protesting against Israeli policy and abusing Jews here in Britain. You'd think the difference between the two would be fairly obvious, but apparently not. So in that spirit, and to help you tell right from wrong, here are a few tips.

MH17 and Israeli Air Strikes: How the West Responds to Civilian Casualties

Marta-Emilia Bona | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Marta-Emilia Bona

The continuing conflict between Israel and Palestine is complex, far-reaching and historically rooted. Even the most conscientious and politically active individual may find it difficult to maintain a comprehensive level of awareness. However, events like the crash of MH17 remind us that even our privileged position in a peaceful Western nation can't protect us entirely from the fall-out of foreign conflicts.

The Other Gaza Strip: Is The 'I Love IDF' Facebook Page A Tacky Way To Support Israeli Troops?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK

A Facebook page is being touted as the other Gaza Strip by featuring a host of Israeli women cheering on the country’s troops by emblazoning their b...

Gaza Shelling Has To Stop

Tim Fenton | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Politics
Tim Fenton

I have no problem with Israel's right to exist, and in a state of peace. However, and here there is a significantly sized however, I also have no problem with the Palestinians having a right to also exist in a state of peace. Both these objectives need not be incompatible with one another.

Joey Barton Kicks Off Mother Of All Twitter Rows On Gaza

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK

A divisive figure on Twitter at the best of times, Joey Barton has sparked a furious debate between fellow star footballers after wading into the esca...

Is This Man The Solution To The Gaza Conflict?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK

Vladimir Putin, not content with the escalating conflict in Ukraine, now apparently wants to get involved in the violent situation in the Gaza Strip. ...

Lads on Torah: A Trip to the Holy Land

James Dann | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Comedy
James Dann

Their version of 'Stairway to Heaven' lasts 67 hours spreading across two books. Charge your Walkman before these guys. "Where's your passport? Wha...

Pitch Invasion Sees Pro-Palestinian Protesters Clash With Israeli Football Players

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK

A football match between Israeli team Maccabi Haifa and Lille had to be halted after pro-Palestinian protesters stormed the pitch. Lille were lead...

Hammond Warns The West Is 'Losing Sympathy' With Israel Over Gaza

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Politics

Philip Hammond has called for a swift ceasefire between Israel and Hamas as he joined international diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in Gaza ami...

Incredible Picture Of The Gaza Conflict Taken From The ISS

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Tech

This incredible picture of Gaza was tweeted on Wednesday by astronaut Alexander Gerst, who is currently on board the International Space Station orbit...

EasyJet Cancels Flights To Israel Over Safety Fears

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK

UK budget airline easyJet has axed its Israel flights for tomorrow, but British Airways is carrying on its twice-daily London-Tel Aviv services. BA fl...

This Academic Used A Really Unfortunate Choice Of Words About Rape

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK

An Israeli academic has been defended by his univesity after he implied would-be suicide bombers could only be stopped if their female relatives were ...

Jessica Elgot

Using Tinder In The West Bank Means Booty Calls And Casual Racism

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK

Can the magic of Tinder work across the West Bank separation wall? Could it lead to a love story as beautiful as Romeo and Juliet? Maybe, but probably...

Social Media's Propaganda War

Adam Benjamin | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Tech
Adam Benjamin

The validation of opinion, though, appears to have surpassed the pursuit of truth as a priority. Conversation recedes when up against the allure of wilfully ignorant point-scoring. How rich of us to hope for a diplomatic resolution in the Middle East.

#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...

Why Israel Is Losing the Social Media War Over Gaza

Paul Mason | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK
Paul Mason

For the first time in a major Arab-Israeli conflict, the American public has other sources of reality. All research says that young people everywhere regard Twitter as essentially a news service, and via your social network you can easily get served up words and pictures more impactful than anything on TV. By the time many Americans woke up on Sunday, these pictures were of dead Palestinian children.

Israel-Palestine: Einstein Revisited in Gaza!

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

Let me be clear that the answer does not lie in another military strike against Gaza that kills hundreds of civilians on beaches and in hospitals as much as in hideaways and on the battleground, wreaks havoc, puts paid to all arguments about proportionality as I understand them from my law years and then concludes balefully with a ceasefire that is not unlike previous documents.

So Is It Safe To Fly To Israel? It Depends On Your Airline...

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK

Flyers are getting mixed messages about whether it is safe to fly to Israel after a Hamas rocket landed around a mile from the country's busiest inter...

Gaza Conflict: Is It Too Late For Negotiated Peace?

Jon Snow | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK
Jon Snow

This cannot go on. Humans live in Gaza, remarkably like us. They laugh, they cry, they die. But too many of them die before their time. And that is true for those 29 Israeli military boys who have died, none older than his 20s. Cannot their end be the starting point for something revolutionarily new? Getting inside each others heads, understanding the other, or is it all just too late?

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'I'm Up For A Fight'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday 23 July 2014... 1) 'I'M UP FOR A FIGHT' I've done a (long) profile of Ed Miliband's 'secret weapon...

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.

France's Jews Flee As Rioters Burn Shops To Chants Of 'Gas The Jews'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK

France's politicians and community leaders have criticised the "intolerable" violence against Paris' Jewish community, after a pro-Palestinian rally l...

Israel - A Country Without A Conscience?

Shaughan Dolan | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Politics
Shaughan Dolan

Democracy is only as legitimate as the freedom it guarantees its citizens. Freedom of thought, body and conscience are denied to Israelis as long as it continues to force unwilling teenagers towards war.