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If Mary and Joseph Tried to Reach Bethlehem Today, They Would Get Stuck at an Israeli Checkpoint

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

'Tis the season of Nativity scenes. But here's a question to consider: would Joseph and Mary even have been able to reach Bethlehem if they were making that same journey today? hatever your view of Jesus or Muhammad, if you are a Palestinian resident of the West Bank you are a victim of the longest military occupation in the world.

Desperate Palestinian Prisoners Resorting To Sperm Smuggling

The Huffington Post UK/Al Jazeera | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK

Desperate Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons are resorting to smuggling their sperm to start families. Around 4,700 Palestinians reside in th...

Christmas Break: A Wide Smile

Malaka Shwaikh | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Malaka Shwaikh

Living in England is not a privilege. Here, everything seems to be taken for granted. Few could imagine how it feels to be prohibited from going back home. Or have the feeling of not being able to try calming your traumatised siblings down after they had to run over corpses of neighbours and friends.

Mehdi Hasan

The Liberal Zionist Smeared As An 'Employee Of Hamas' For Being Anti-Netanyahu

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Politics

Throughout November, The Huffington Post UK is featuring its Beyond Belief series, chronicling the remarkable lives of Britons who've taken on...

It's Time for Israelis to Wake Up

Robin Lustig | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

Israelis need to confront a truth that too often is ignored: they too have their zealots, and their murderers. They too have spokesmen who glorify mass murder. When they recoil in horror from the triumphalism of some Palestinian groups, they need to remember - just occasionally - to look in the mirror... the sad truth is that Israelis have grown far too confident that their overwhelming firepower - and the continued support of the US Congress - makes them invincible. It does not.

Israeli Ambassador's Visit Questions the Debating Culture at Elite Universities

Pina Sadar | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Pina Sadar

Earlier this year, Gaza endured a horrific military assault targeted at Palestinian civilians, many of whom are Durham University current and former students. As a result of continuous shelling, the death toll exceeded 2200, with thousands more Palestinians being heavily injured and struggling to restore their lives in the besieged and occupied homeland...

Baroness Warsi And Grant Shapps Are Not Friends Anymore

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Politics

Former Cabinet Minister Sayeeda Warsi and Grant Shapps were embroiled in a heated Twitter row Tuesday following the murder of four worshippers, includ...

The Moment Police Stormed Jerusalem Synagogue After Attack On Worshippers

AP | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK

UPDATE: A British-Israeli national, named in reports as Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Goldberg, is among the victims of an attack by Palestinian militants on a...

Tensions Rise In Middle East Over House Demolitions And Bus Driver 'Hanging'

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Paul Vale | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK

Middle East tensions have risen after Israel said on Monday it has sent notices to the families of several Palestinians in the West Bank implicated in...

A Different Middle East

Miriam Brown | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Miriam Brown

Out of the 300 million odd people living in the region, I understand my small sample of friends cannot be taken as a final representation of the Middle East. Nor do I want to gloss over the fact that thousands have been killed and millions have been made homeless. This we cannot forget and maybe, quite rightly, the media aren't letting us.

The Horrifying Moment Terrorist Rammed Van Into Jerusalem Crowds

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK

This is the shocking moment a Palestinian man rammed a minivan into a crowded train platform in East Jerusalem in what officials have branded a terror...

Where Did Pro-Palestine Supporters Go?

Lukas Mikelionis | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Politics
Lukas Mikelionis

Are you now feeling the same contempt towards Egypt and hope the international community will condemn it, while the United Nations produces a report saying that Egypt is a destructive force and most probably committing war crimes? Probably not.

Russell Brand's Politics Are an Offensive Mess

Sebastian Murphy-Bates | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Politics
Sebastian Murphy-Bates

I don't dismiss Brand outright; I've heard what he has to say and it makes me despair. I will, and so should you, tell him that he's deeply mistaken. He is capable of understanding these issues and that's what makes some of his tirades so repulsive.

Turks, Israelis and Riddled Realities!

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 18.12.2014 | 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 19.12.2014 | 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 16.12.2014 | 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 15.12.2014 | 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 13.12.2014 | 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 10.12.2014 | 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 ...