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NUS Vice President Caught In Undercover Sting Plotting Against Malia Bouattia

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A vice-president of the National Union of Students (NUS) has been caught in an undercover sting offering to help oust the organisation’s president. ...

Israeli Diplomat Tried To Set Up Groups To Undermine 'Crazy' Corbyn

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK

The Israeli diplomat who was secretly recorded plotting to “take down” Sir Alan Duncan also sought to influence Labour policy and discredit Jeremy...

Four Killed As Lorry Ploughs Into Crowd In Jerusalem

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK

A truck has rammed into a group of Israeli soldiers who were disembarking from a bus in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing four people and wounding 15 other...

Israeli Diplomat Recorded Plotting To 'Take Down' UK MP And Calling BoJo An 'Idiot'

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK

Israel’s ambassador to the UK has apologised after an embassy official was caught in an undercover sting discussing how to “take down” a UK mini...

The World's Tallest Solar Tower Is A Breathtaking Sight To Behold

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Tech

Israel has traditionally ignored renewable energy as a source of power, despite being in a geographical location that makes it ideal for solar energy....

Theresa May Slaps Down US Over Israel, Gets Slapped Down Back

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK

Theresa May has been given short shrift from the US after distancing herself from outgoing president Barack Obama’s hardline stance on Israel. In c...

Jeremy Corbyn Allies Defend Hire Of Ex-Sinn Fein Staffer

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Politics

A former aide to Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has been given a key post in Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership team, Labour sources have confirmed. Allies of...

We Need To Talk About The Balfour Declaration

Toby Greene | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK
Toby Greene

Britain must also recognise that unlike in 1917, it does not have the power to enforce its will. The future will be shaped by Israelis and Palestinians. Britain should use 'it's best endeavours' to improve the chances of the pragmatists among them who recognise that two national homes is the only way to reconcile the demands of two nations, and end a century of conflict.

Prayer Of The Mothers

Ellis Shuman | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Politics
Ellis Shuman

Hundreds of women - Israeli and Palestinian, secular and religious, young and old - all marching in white. They marched from Metula on Israel's Lebanese border, from the Arab town of Umm al-Fahm, from Tel Aviv and from Eilat. They marched through the streets of Jerusalem; they marched to the banks of the Jordan River near the Dead Sea.

Trump Means Tough Choices For British Diplomacy

James Sorene | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Politics
James Sorene

The UK needs to make take some tough decisions. A naïve belief that we can use our influence to steer the US President in our direction won't work. We tried that with the last Republican President and we are still repairing the damage.

Jeremy Corbyn Accused By Israeli Politician Of 'Having A Problem With Jews'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK

A leading Israeli politician has revived questions about anti-Semitism in Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party after he claimed the opposition leader “has...

The West, Putin And Extraordinary Double Standards

Phil Jones | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Politics
Phil Jones

I don't like Vladimir Putin. All his macho posturing. His authoritarian style. His apparent disregard for civilian casualties in Syria. His ugly and clumsy approach to politics and international diplomacy. It all leaves me cold.

Dare To Dream - How Shimon Peres Helped Found The Start Up Nation

Jon Medved | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK
Jon Medved

Shimon Peres once said that "in Israel, a land lacking in natural resources, we learned to appreciate our greatest national advantage: our minds. Through creativity and innovation, we transformed barren deserts into flourishing fields and pioneered new frontiers in science and technology".

Israel and the Kafkaesque

Neil Durkin | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

To paraphrase Kafka's most famous line, one might almost say that one day the country of Israel awoke to discover it had been transformed into a gigantic security state which routinely sets aside basic human rights. Except that no such sudden metamorphosis has taken place. In truth Israel has been acting this way for a very long time.

No, Palestine Has Not Been 'Deleted' From Google Maps

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK

Thousands of people are calling on Google to “reinstate” Palestine after reports the state was deleted from its maps service, but it turns out the...

The Colors of Tel Aviv's Carmel Market

Ellis Shuman | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ellis Shuman

Tel Aviv is truly a city that never stops. With 14 kilometers of Mediterranean beachfront, promenades, sandy beaches, numerous cafes and restaurants, fancy hotels, trendy nightclubs, and endless blue horizons, Tel Aviv is a must-see destination on any visitor's Israel itinerary.

The Trials of Concentration Camp Guards Should Be Consigned to the Past

Jacob Furedi | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jacob Furedi

The best way to combat contemporary anti-Semitism isn't to rely on the cobwebs of the past. Rather, we need to dedicate our resolve into focusing on the present and targeting its contemporary manifestations head-on.

Boys Will Be Boys? (Or, Why Women Are Not Responsible for the Misbehaviour of Men)

Jemma Wayne | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Politics
Jemma Wayne

We must teach both our girls and our boys that each of us is responsible for our own actions. No matter our gender. And whether it is at school, or work, or in taxis, we must therefore seek to tackle behaviour that is unacceptable, not marginalize those who suffer it.

Oriented: Life Is Not an Ideology

Dr Michael Petry | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dr Michael Petry

The film is a fly on the wall documentary of three ordinary young gay men who live in the extra-ordinary world that is the bifurcated society of Tel-Aviv.

Four Killed In Deadly Tel Aviv Market Shooting

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK

Gunmen killed four people and wounded 16 during an attack in an open air shopping complex in Tel Aviv on Wednesday night. Israeli police said the men ...

Palestinian Student: 'Look at Us as Humans, Not Terrorists'

Rima Amin | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK
Rima Amin

Graffiti artist Marck Emaya is a Fine Arts student at Dar al-Kalima University College Arts and Culture in Bethlehem. From childhood he was fascinated...

Tackle Anti-Semitism Because It Is Racism, Not to Avoid Difficult Questions About Israel and Palestine

Richard Burden | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Politics
Richard Burden

Jeremy Corbyn has been right to set up the inquiry led by Shami Chakrabarti. But if the inquiry is going to chart how we more effectively tackle anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and other racism, it is likely that it is going to have to try to define these things. That is not going to be easy.

How UK Labour Moderates Played the Jewish Card, and Why They Used Us to Do It

Alex Benjamin | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Politics
Alex Benjamin

Ask any British Jew what they want most, and most will tell you to live peacefully, quietly, and to live a Jewish life without fuss and attention. That's why it sits so badly with me that we have been manipulated like this. Used and I would say, abused in this inter-Labour warfare.

An Apology to the Jewish Community

Naz Shah | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Politics
Naz Shah

I am sorry. For someone who knows the scourge of oppression and racism all too well it is important that I make an unequivocal apology for statements and ideas that I have foolishly endorsed in the past.

Israeli Minister Blames 'Chocolate Eating' Belgians For Brussels Attack

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK

Israel's Transport Minister has said Brussels was attacked because Belgians spend too much time eating chocolate rather than fighting terrorists. Yisr...