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How Israeli Settlements Are Impacting the Palestines Rightfully Living There

Sarah Champion | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Politics
Sarah Champion

Let me tell you about two places I went to in Palestine to demonstrate the impact of the illegal Israeli settlements of the people who rightfully live there...

Blood Diamonds, Diesel Fumes and Politics as Usual

Sean Clinton | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK
Sean Clinton

Our political leaders won't act unless public pressure forces them to do so and the trade in blood diamonds will continue unchecked and unseen. Consumers, especially those in the fashion, film and media industry who are used to promote the industry, must questions the ethical provenance of the jewellery they wear and not allow the industry to fob them off with bogus claims that diamonds are ethically sourced and conflict-free.

Jeremy Corbyn Will Be A 'Disaster' For Israel, Warns MP From Israeli Labor Party

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn will be a “disaster” for Israel unless he changes his views on the Middle East, a member of the Israeli parliament warned last night...

Pictures Show Israeli Soldiers Aiming Guns At Palestinian Teen, Minutes Before She Was Shot Dead

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK

A Palestinian teenager who was repeatedly shot by Israeli forces at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank has died. According to an Israeli army ...

Calling Palestine 'Palestine' in the European Parliament is actually quite important

Alyn Smith | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Politics
Alyn Smith

Today marks a symbolic victory for those who believe that an Israeli-Palestinian peace is only possible if both sides are treated as equals. The European Parliament voted yesterday to change the name of its "Delegation for Relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council" to the "Delegation for Relations with Palestine" by 344 votes to 282.

Iran's Supreme Leader Tweets That Israel Will Not Last 25 Years

The HuffingtonPost UK | Paul Vale | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK

For uncensored outbursts, the Twitter feed of Iranian leader Ayatollah Khamenei rivals that of Donald Trump or Katie Hopkins. On Wednesday, the suprem...

Disarming DSEI: Arms Dealers And Despots Descend on London

Andrew Smith | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

It's less than two week until one of the world's biggest arms fairs, Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI), rolls into London. The biennial event (taking place 15-18 September) will bring thousands of arms companies representatives together with mercenaries, generals and military delegations from some of the worst dictatorships in the world.

Iran's Undimmed Passion for Annihilating Israel

Toby Greene | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Politics
Toby Greene

When Iranians write 'Death to England' over a portrait of the Queen in the embassy, that's sloganizing. When they call for Israel's destruction, it is something else entirely.

Healing Waters From Hebron to Gaza

Kate Rothschild | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK
Kate Rothschild

I leave the region with all the usual feelings, heavy feelings, the same ones people much brighter and more eloquent than me have described through the years. I just have one small, unfurling seed of optimism; knowing that if water could be disentangled from the war, it presents a genuine opportunity for co-operation and relationship building between neighbours. In all the gloom there is a glimmer of hope and it's right there, in the water.

The MENA Region Wrestles With Its Genie!

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

Today, some powers and principalities are trying to lure the MENA genie back into its bottle - with brutal force, lavish financial inducements or political shenanigans. But this genie is cunning: it has tasted freedom outside the bottle and sees its own world with different lenses. Its instincts cannot easily be tamed back into the bottle!

Picture Emerges Showing Israeli Police Officer Being 'Protected' By Two Palestinians

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK

A picture apparently showing two Palestinians protecting an Israeli policewoman from rocks has emerged online. The moving image shows a frightened-...

Gates To Ancient Biblical City That Was Home To Goliath Discovered In Israel

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK

An archaeological dig has unearthed the remains of an enormous gate which may have marked the entrance of a biblical city said to be home to the legen...

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Man 'Stabs Six' At Israel Gay Pride

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man stabbed several people at a gay pride parade in central Jerusalem on Thursday. Local media is ...

Hope Is All That Remains for Susiya

Catherine Wyatt | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Catherine Wyatt

Whilst Susiya might not seem like much, take a short history lesson in Susiya's struggle, and you'll understand why it is so important to its residents, why it has become the poster child for Israeli oppression, and why it is a test case for whether activists can change the policy of conservative Israel.

The NUS Play at Geopolitics Because Listening to Students Is Hard Work

Gregor Smith | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Smith

There are plenty of reasons not to like the government of Israel. But to think that Coca-Cola are big players in a territory dispute is silly, and to think that boycotting them will do a great deal of damage to the Israeli government is naïve.

NUS Condemns Its Own President For 'Breaking Israel Boycott' With A Coca Cola Deal

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The National Union of Students has censured its own president for allegedly failing to implement a boycott on Israel, by agreeing to a deal with Coca ...

The Nuclear Deal Is Good for Iran and Bad for US Allies

Nehad Ismail | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

The media reported that a landmark Iran nuclear agreement has been finally reached on Tuesday July 14th after two weeks of intensive political bargain...

The Global Water Challenge - Science for Diplomacy as Well as Development

Alan Gemmell | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK
Alan Gemmell

We are asking researchers to work across national boundaries and subject disciplines bringing experimental, natural and social science together for the benefit of some of the world's most water poor societies. Our projects may not save the Gazan aquifer but we hope others will.

Ryanair Expands Into Middle East With Flights To Israel

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK

Budget airline Ryanair has announced its first flights to Israel. The three routes between Eilat Ovda Airport and Budapest, Kaunas and Krakow, wil...

One Year on From Gaza: The UK Must Stop Arming Israel

Andrew Smith | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

The issue goes beyond the immediate humanitarian impact. When the UK sells weapons it not only facilitates future attacks, it also signals approval for the Israeli government and its pursuit of what amounts to the collective punishment and oppression of the people of Gaza.

The Far-Left Must Not Be Allowed to Politicise Identity

David Browne | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

We should not simply wait for the Far-Left to marginalise themselves and tear themselves apart; so long as they continue to presumptively appropriate voices and claim to speak for others, we must continue to speak out and demonstrate that they do not.

I Celebrate Ramadan! on My Own. In My Backyard.

Ellis Shuman | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ellis Shuman

My wife and I recently attended a get-together of Jerusalem Jews and Palestinian Muslims from the neighboring villages. Thank you David Brinn for inviting me to what is a regular interfaith gathering that meets a bit irregularly. Both my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Oxford University's Labour Leaders Back Corbyn: A Disgrace But Not a Surprise

David Browne | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

The support of Oxford University Labour Club's leadership, and other sections of Oxford's Far Left, for Jeremy Corbyn should not come as a surprise to anyone familiar with the state of politics at Oxford

Wife Of Israeli Minister Tweets 'Racist' Joke About Barack Obama

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Politics

An Israeli TV and radio personality has apologised after she was accused of tweeting a racist joke about President Barack Obama. On Sunday Judy Sh...

Iran Nuclear Talks - How to Avoid Putting the 'Dead' in Deadline

Richard Howitt | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Howitt

For Iran, all segments of its society would welcome the lifting of sanctions and an important step towards ending the international isolation. The country has always denied any intent to build nuclear weapons but a successful agreement would also deny them the capacity to do so. It may pave the way towards new hope in a troubled region.