UK Israel

Politicians Need to Stop Treating Us Like Idiots

Rabah Kherbane | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rabah Kherbane

This is what we have degenerated British political debate into. A festival of unsubstantiated mudslinging and disrespectful campaigning. I would say it is like watching teenagers, but teenagers have evidently proven far more effective.

Netanyahu Comments Could 'Erode The Meaning Of Democracy', Obama Tells HuffPost

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Politics

President Obama has said Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's comments about Arabs could threaten to "erode the meaning of democracy" in the c...

Israel: The Millwall of the Middle East

Robin Lustig | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

The desperate measures that Mr Netanyahu went to to achieve his election victory this week were a shock even to jaded old Middle East observers like me. By re-electing him as prime minister at the head of a right-wing coalition, Israeli voters look more than ever as if they have chosen to model themselves on the English football club Millwall, whose supporters' best known chant at matches is "No one likes us, we don't care."

Bibi Plays A Blinder In Israeli Elections

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jack Sommers | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Politics

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has defied expectations to win the country's elections in a dramatic result that followed a last-minute lurc...

Israel Is In Deadlock As First Election Exit Polls Come In

AP | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK

Israeli parliamentary elections ended on Tuesday in a virtual deadlock, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party appearing to hold the upp...

People Are Really Angry About This Waitrose 'Israeli' Recipe Book

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK

Waitrose Kitchen Magazine has stirred up controversy by including a 'Taste of Israel' advertising booklet inside its usual publication, containing wha...

The #AskHamas Hashtag Goes Viral In A Predictably Nasty Way

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK

Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas has launched a social media campaign to defend itself against charges of terrorism. The week-long push officia...

If John McClane Became a Priest

Adam Hamdy | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Hamdy

Running a marathon in one of the world's hot spots would seem risky to most people, but Doug has a history of undertaking endeavours that would make other people blench.

Forget the Politics, Listen to Netanyahu's Argument

Toby Greene | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Politics
Toby Greene

Netanyahu was not making a case against any deal with Iran. He was making a case for a tougher deal with stronger and clearer conditions that does not leave Iran within touching distance of a nuclear weapon. He called for, "A better deal that Israel and its neighbours may not like, but with which we could live, literally."

Netanyahu Boosts Election Chances With Pantomime In Congress

AP/The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Politics

Benjamin Netanyahu boosted his domestic election chances with a high-profile speech to a joint session of US Congress on Tuesday, lambasting the curre...

Hidden Camera Shows Jewish Reporter Intimidated In Paris Suburbs

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK

A hidden camera exposed the rampant anti-Semitism of the Parisian suburbs after it tracked a journalist strolling around the city wearing a yarmulke f...

George Galloway Had An Utter Nightmare On Question Time Last Night

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Politics

UPDATE: Galloway Calls For Action Against BBC 'Lynch Mob' In the most fractious Question Time of recent years, George Galloway clashed with fellow ...

Jack Sommers

Thousands Of Jews Have Broken The Taboo Of Returning To Germany

HuffingtonPost.com | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK

On the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Huffington Post UK is running a series of pieces looking at how we remember the H...

Obama's Middle East Challenge - The Stakes Couldn't Be Higher

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

It is often difficult to identify an historic opportunity and seize the moment, however the US and its Allies may realize that it could be time to focus on forging an agreement for peaceful co-existence and cooperation even among 'unfriendly nations' that share a more important common goal - fighting terrorism and total chaos.

More Than Necessary: Britain and Anti-Semitism

Phillip Mark McGough | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK
Phillip Mark McGough

Keeping their heads down is no longer enough. And while after each and every Islamist atrocity we are warned- and warned incessantly- of the dangers of an anti-Muslim backlash, the fact remains that in Britain, in 2015, it's the Jews who are double-bolting their doors.

People Want To Strip Miss Lebanon Of Her Title Because Of This Photo

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK

Miss Lebanon is facing calls for her to be stripped of her title because of this image. Good morning from us! Miss Japan , miss Slovenia, miss...

Charlie Hebdo Massacre: Israel Convinced it Stands Alone Against Islamist Terror

Toby Greene | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK
Toby Greene

When Israelis look at these events in Europe, their view is inevitably coloured by the history of Jews there, and the fact that the idea of a modern Jewish state was created in Europe as an answer to anti-semitism.

Dining with the Druze

Ellis Shuman | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ellis Shuman

The meal had started with a spread of sour labane cheese, zaatar salad, homegrown olives from the year's "good crop", creamy tehina, hummus with pine nuts, stuffed vine leaves, and Druze pita, which is flatter and thinner than pita bread available elsewhere in the country.

Jessica Elgot

Why Netanyahu's Israel Invitation To Europe's Jews Is Unwelcome For Some

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK

On the face of it, there was nothing but good will. The prime minister of Israel was greeted at the Great Synagogue in Paris with cheers as he entered...

Israel Through a Traveller's Eyes

Brooke Hunter | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brooke Hunter

My first taste of the country began in Tel Aviv; a youthful city placed precariously along the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Tastes, sounds and culture greeted us as we wandered through the city's Nachlat Binyamin Art Markets.

Israelis Could Be Charged With War Crimes When Palestine Joins UN Court

The Huffington Post UK and agencies | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK

Palestine will join the International Criminal Court (ICC) on April 1 this year, paving the way for potential war crimes charges against Israeli offic...

Israeli Settlers Attack US Consular Officials

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK

Jewish settlers attacked American consular officials Friday during a visit the officials made to the West Bank to investigate claims of damage to Pale...

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

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 21.02.2015 | 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 15.02.2015 | 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.