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Marching Israelis In Tel Aviv Chant 'There's No School In Gaza, There Are No More Kids Left'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale & Elliot Wagland | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK

A horde of Israeli activists in Tel Aviv has been caught on video cheering the genocide of Gaza children, chanting, "There are no more kids left". ...

We Are Better Than This

Hilary Stauffer | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK
Hilary Stauffer

So, while the powers-that-be retreat to their various lairs and try to figure out how to stop killing each other long enough to re-stock their arsenals, here's my modest proposal: nobody is right. We are all wrong. Because you know there's another side to the story, and you are completely uninterested in trying to understand it.

More Than 100 Palestinians Killed In Just One Day In Gaza

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK

More than 100 Palestinians have been killed in the fighting in Gaza on Tuesday - one of the bloodiest days since the Israeli bombardment of the coasta...

My Family Are Alive, But What They Have Been Through Is Undescribable

Malaka Shwaikh | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Malaka Shwaikh

On Sunday, I was in London preparing myself to go to Sheffield. I checked the news and the first photo I noticed is of my aunt and cousin along with their children. They were crying. This was scary enough for me to start unconsciously crying. Reading the news, I know that my family have no more homes or are dead.

Top Cricketer Banned From Wearing Pro-Gaza Wristbands... But England Can Don 'Help For Heroes' Slogan

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Sport

England's vibrant all-rounder Moeen Ali has been banned from wearing pro-Gaza wristbands during the remainder of the third Test against India yet he w...

Now Israel Is 'Targeting Symbols Of Hamas Control' In Gaza

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK

Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats targeted symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City early Tuesday in the heaviest night of bombardment in three w...

Air Strike On Gaza Park Near Refugee Camp 'Kills 8'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK

The Israeli military and Gaza Police have blamed each other for a strike on Monday that hit a park in Gaza, killing at least 8 Palestinians. AP is quo...

Lads on Torah Part II: The Holy Bits of the Holy Land

James Dann | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Comedy
James Dann

Apparently, The Gaza Strip isn't just a lap dancing club in Golders Green, nor is it a new waxing technique adopted by Israeli women. Believe it or not, it is in fact a place where stuff has been kicking off for a long time...

A Note of Thanks

Noam Schimmel | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK
Noam Schimmel

After I read a piece in The Guardian by Izzeldin Abueleish, a Palestinian doctor, I felt a deep sense of gratitude. Having suffered the profoundest ...

Debunking Israel's 11 Main Myths About Gaza, Hamas and War Crimes

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

From 'Gaza isn't occupied' to 'Hamas doesn't want a ceasefire' to 'Israel doesn't target civilians', it's time to rebut the key talking points of Israeli spokespersons such as Mark Regev. After all, you're entitled to your own opinions, but not your own facts.

Anti-Jewish Attacks On The Rise In Britain During Israel-Gaza Offensive

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK

As violent attacks against Jewish communities and businesses continue in Europe, antisemitic incidents are also on the rise in Britain, according to n...

Gaza: How Not to Learn the Lessons of the Past

Sir John Holmes | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Politics
Sir John Holmes

What can anyone from the outside do in such circumstances? In the short term the need is for maximum pressure for a ceasefire and for the provision of humanitarian aid. Once the violence stops, we have to get to grips with the underlying problems. This is not just about restarting the same old peace process and hoping it will go somewhere this time. There is little or no chance of that, unless there are real changes of personalities and policies on both Israeli and Palestinian sides. I would start by suggesting we all face up to four realities.

Hamas Announces Ceasefire As Israel Continues Bombing

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK

Hamas has implemented a 24-hour ceasefire, announced shortly after Israel called off a truce due to "incessant" rocket fire from the Gaza Strip. Is...

Israel's Gaza Offensive Has Now Killed More Than 1,000

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK

Israel has resumed its offensive in Gaza that has killed more than 1,000 people in less than three weeks - as former deputy prime minister John Presco...

Israeli Rally In Tel Aviv Calls For Ceasefire

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK

Thousands of Israelis have held a protest in Tel Aviv to call for an end to the country's offensive in the Gaza Strip. Four demonstrators were arre...

'Stop The Loss Of Life,' Hammond Pleads To Israel And Hamas

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK

There is an "absolute humanitarian necessity" to see the 12-hour ceasefire currently taking place in Gaza extended, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond s...

Israel Bullies Brazil Over World Cup Loss

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK

When dealing with an international crisis involving the deaths of hundreds and the displacement of thousands, it may seem inappropriate to make a pass...

Thousands March For Gaza As Fragile 12-Hour Ceasefire Begins

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK

Thousands of protesters have marched in central London against Israel's military campaign in Gaza. Activists and supporters of the Palestinian caus...

'Dogs Allowed, Jews Stay Out' Says Belgian Cafe

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK

A Belgian cafe that displayed a sign saying: 'Dogs allowed but Jews are banned' is facing legal action from an anti-Semitism monitoring group. The ...

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. ...