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Palestinian Professor Who Took Students To Auschwitz Denounced As 'Traitor'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK

A professor who took a group of Palestinian students to the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland as part of a project designed to teach empathy and ...

Israeli Students Face Jail After Refusing To Enlist In Army Over 'War Crimes' In Palestinian Territory

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A group of Israeli students are facing jail for refusing to enlist in the army over its "war crimes" in Palestinian territory, saying they want to sta...

Miliband Meets His Israeli Family

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Politics

Labour leader Ed Miliband renewed some old family ties during a trip to Israel. Miliband, who was joined by his wife Justine, got some snaps for th...

Brinkmanship Risks Taking Israelis and Palestinians to the Edge

Toby Greene | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK
Toby Greene

The wider international community can play a role at this critical moment. To keep open the window for a negotiated solution, Europe and the United States must make clear their expectation that the Palestinians should refrain from unilateral steps and stay at the table.

From Lebanon and Egypt to Israel and Palestine

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

My title itself is an immediate challenge, if not also a contradiction of sorts, since each country echoes its different issues in a MENA jigsaw puzzle that is raddled with unholy alliances, rights' abuses, raw fears or bloody retributions!

Don't Free Spy Jonathan Pollard

Ivan Eland | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK
Ivan Eland

Some in the United States also questioned whether Pollard should remain in jail, because, after all, he had "only" been spying for a cherished U.S. ally. However, instead of questioning whether Pollard should be behind bars, perhaps proponents of his release instead should be questioning the cozy U.S. relationship with Israel.

This Pilot Just Upped The Selfie Game Stakes

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Tech

The race for the best selfie taken by a pilot mid-flight (and therefore the best selfie possible) is hotting up. Last month this chap was way ahead...

On Being Called A Nazi

Jemma Wayne | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Politics
Jemma Wayne

It was a revelation this month to discover that calling for tougher curbs on smoking, made me a Nazi. Strike that, it was a surprise when my (admittedly provocative) Huffington Post article received a slew of 'she's a Nazi' comments, when my twitter account was inundated with trolls, when I received hate E-mail...

UN Week: What Was Trending on Social Media?

Nikita Malik | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

I was live on AlHurra TV-MBN on the 25th of September 2013 discussing the role of the Middle East in UN week. Alhurra is a United States-based Arabic-...

Cameron's Digital UK Needs A Dose Of Chutzpah

Grant Feller | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Politics
Grant Feller

As a mischievous teenager I was berated by my grandmother for showing too much chutzpah. I believe she was using the original meaning of the popular Yiddish phrase - insolence. She'd be amused to think that it's now a word we use to shower praise on someone with the confidence and desire to get things done by strength of will and inventive interpretation of the rules.

Root of Conflict: Arab Acceptance of Jewish Homeland a Bitter Challenge To Muslim Primacy

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

David Cameron heralding Israel as a Jewish state is nothing new since the British were the first to offer Zionists such a status in 1917.

What Did Tony Blair Tell David Cameron In Israel?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron met with Tony Blair in East Jerusalem on Thursday morning, as the prime minister prepared for talks with palestinian president Mahmoud A...

Israel Passes Controversial Law That Requires Ultra-Orthodox Jews To Take Part In Military Service

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK

The Israeli parliament has passed a controversial national service bill that would ensure the draft of ultra-Orthodox Jewish men into the country’s ...

Cameron: Israel Is 'Nation State Of Jewish People'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has echoed the words of John Kerry, appearing to recognise Israel as "the nation state of the Jewish people", long a bone of contention ...

Cameron's Visit To Israel-Palestine To Urge 'Difficult Final Steps' To Peace

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron will use his first visit to Israel and the Palestian territory to call on leaders to take the "difficult final steps" to resolve the dec...

Students Campaign For 'Proper Education' On Israel Borders

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Clark | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A group of British students have started a grassroots campaign calling for better recognition of the borders of Israel amongst Jewish communities. ...

Merkel Given Unfortunate Tache By Netanyahu

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK

Angela Merkel visited Jerusalem and spoke at a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday. As he pointed across ...

Syria's Spillover Effect on Jordan

Nikita Malik | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

The Jordanian border is difficult to police. There are more than 40 crossing points, and they are used by both refugees fleeing Syria's civil war and smugglers. Although border guards receive Syrians seeking refuge in Jordan on a daily basis, they must increasingly watch for infiltrators from both sides.

EU Chief's Speech On Palestinian Plight Sparks Israeli Fury

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK

Israeli MPs have walked out of a speech by the chief of the European Parliament after he raised the plight of Palestinians in the West Bank. Martin...

Arabic Voiceover Artist For Donald Duck Fired Over 'Anti-Zionist' Tweet

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK

The actor who provided the voice for Donald Duck in the Middle East has been allegedly fired for tweeting that Israel should be "demolished". Wael...

As the US Turns Against New Sanctions on Iran, Has the Israel Lobby Lost Its Mojo?

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Has Aipac lost its mojo? Is a lobby group famed for its ability to move bills, spike nominations and keep legislators in line now in danger of looking weak and ineffectual? Consider the evidence of the past year.

Israel: What Would It Be Getting Out of Any Palestinian Deal? Not Much

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

The West's experience in Iraq should have offered a lesson about nation building or destroying. Before there can be a Palestinian state all parts of that proposed state have to be at peace with each other and dedicated to peace with Israel.

Have Camels Disproved The Bible?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK

Archaeologists have cast doubt on the accuracy of the Bible after uncovering new evidence about camels. Carbon dating suggests the animals were not...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Coalition Cronies?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Monday 3 February 2014... 1) COALITION'S CRONIES? The Guardian and the FT both splash on the Gove '...

Scarlett Johansson Oxfam Saga Highlights Problem With NGOs and Charities

Joseph Blake | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK
Joseph Blake

If you asked the general public whether they believed in charity the overwhelming response would be yes. Of course charities do good work; no one can deny that charities help tens of thousands of vulnerable people in all manner of difficult situations. However, most of the mainstream charities and NGOs have become corporatised, choosing relationships with corporates and government instead of grassroots social change movements.