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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 22.01.2015 | 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 15.01.2015 | 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 13.01.2015 | 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 09.01.2015 | 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 22.12.2014 | 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 17.12.2014 | 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.

Mehdi Hasan

The Liberal Zionist Smeared As An 'Employee Of Hamas' For Being Anti-Netanyahu

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Politics

Throughout November, The Huffington Post UK is featuring its Beyond Belief series, chronicling the remarkable lives of Britons who've taken on...

It's Time for Israelis to Wake Up

Robin Lustig | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK
Robin Lustig

Israelis need to confront a truth that too often is ignored: they too have their zealots, and their murderers. They too have spokesmen who glorify mass murder. When they recoil in horror from the triumphalism of some Palestinian groups, they need to remember - just occasionally - to look in the mirror... the sad truth is that Israelis have grown far too confident that their overwhelming firepower - and the continued support of the US Congress - makes them invincible. It does not.

Israeli Ambassador's Visit Questions the Debating Culture at Elite Universities

Pina Sadar | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Pina Sadar

Earlier this year, Gaza endured a horrific military assault targeted at Palestinian civilians, many of whom are Durham University current and former students. As a result of continuous shelling, the death toll exceeded 2200, with thousands more Palestinians being heavily injured and struggling to restore their lives in the besieged and occupied homeland...

Baroness Warsi And Grant Shapps Are Not Friends Anymore

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Politics

Former Cabinet Minister Sayeeda Warsi and Grant Shapps were embroiled in a heated Twitter row Tuesday following the murder of four worshippers, includ...

The Moment Police Stormed Jerusalem Synagogue After Attack On Worshippers

AP | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK

UPDATE: A British-Israeli national, named in reports as Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Goldberg, is among the victims of an attack by Palestinian militants on a...

Tensions Rise In Middle East Over House Demolitions And Bus Driver 'Hanging'

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Paul Vale | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK

Middle East tensions have risen after Israel said on Monday it has sent notices to the families of several Palestinians in the West Bank implicated in...

A Different Middle East

Miriam Brown | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Miriam Brown

Out of the 300 million odd people living in the region, I understand my small sample of friends cannot be taken as a final representation of the Middle East. Nor do I want to gloss over the fact that thousands have been killed and millions have been made homeless. This we cannot forget and maybe, quite rightly, the media aren't letting us.

The Horrifying Moment Terrorist Rammed Van Into Jerusalem Crowds

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK

This is the shocking moment a Palestinian man rammed a minivan into a crowded train platform in East Jerusalem in what officials have branded a terror...

Where Did Pro-Palestine Supporters Go?

Lukas Mikelionis | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Politics
Lukas Mikelionis

Are you now feeling the same contempt towards Egypt and hope the international community will condemn it, while the United Nations produces a report saying that Egypt is a destructive force and most probably committing war crimes? Probably not.

Russell Brand's Politics Are an Offensive Mess

Sebastian Murphy-Bates | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Politics
Sebastian Murphy-Bates

I don't dismiss Brand outright; I've heard what he has to say and it makes me despair. I will, and so should you, tell him that he's deeply mistaken. He is capable of understanding these issues and that's what makes some of his tirades so repulsive.

Turks, Israelis and Riddled Realities!

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

Those who have come to know me a bit over the years realise that I am ethnically Armenian, a native of East Jerusalem many moons ago when it was ruled by Jordan and someone whose legal, ecumenical or political work has often led him to wrestle with issues of justice and peace.

UK Should Not Hinder Palestine's Right to International Criminal Court

Alyn Smith | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Politics
Alyn Smith

Encouraging the Palestinians to accede to the ICC, which they have been eligible to do since attaining Observer State status at the UN in 2012, would introduce an accountability mechanism that would deter future violence. It would also provide an incentive for each side to stay at the negotiating table.