Israeli Palestinian Conflict

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.

Palestinian Man Saves Five Jewish Students After Their Car Is Firebombed

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK

Five Orthodox Jewish students were rescued by a Palestinian man after their car was firebombed as they travelled through the West Bank on Thursday. ...

Skateboarding in Palestine

Philph E. Burbs | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK
Philph E. Burbs

When you think of the Middle East, you may not associate it with action sports. Certainly not with skateboarding. California - yes, Ramallah - no. So ...

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-...

UK Arms Export Controls Are Broken and the Consequences Are Deadly

Andrew Smith | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

When countries like the UK sell weapons it doesn't just facilitate the attacks they are used in, it also sends a message of support to the governments that are carrying them out. For this to change it will require more than a few platitudes about human rights. It will need a complete overhaul of government priorities and an end to the hypocrisy that is at the heart of foreign policy.

Palestinian Infant Killed in Arson Attack: Where is the Justice?

Tasnim Nazeer | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK
Tasnim Nazeer

Every individual in the world has a right to live in peace and in order to ensure we must speak up on injustices and give a voice to those underrepresented communities in order to eradicate the bad and promote ways to facilitate a better future. I pray for little Ali Dawabsheh and his family and hope that this tragedy brings reforms so that one day they can lead a stable and prosperous life.

Palestinian Baby Burned To Death In Suspected 'Terror Attack' By Jewish Extremists

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK

An 18-month-old Palestinian baby has died after suspected Jewish extremists set fire to his home in the occupied West Bank. Israeli prime minister...

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.

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.

'Apartheid' Bus Ban Separating Palestinians And Israelis Lifted Moments After Coming Into Force

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK

A bus ban that forbid Palestinians from travelling on Israeli coaches and was heavily criticised as being tantamount to “apartheid” has been suspe...

Where Will 'Hell' Strike Next?

William Bell | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
William Bell

The Middle East today is in a perilous condition, with violent conflict, poverty and large scale displacement increasing. For too long the international community has pursued politics and largely ignored vulnerable communities.

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...

Banksy Has Been Busy In Gaza

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK

World renowned British street artist Banksy has revealed a series of new works in the Gaza Strip, created in the wake of the Israeli Army's Operation ...

Should We Be Seeing Fewer Disturbing Images of Conflict?

Ben Greenhalgh | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK
Ben Greenhalgh

Over the past few weeks I've been trying to untangle the motivation behind the broadcasting and sharing of such extreme violence. Is it to shake us free from western complacency? Or, is it simply to be the first to have something to say at the local bar among the Facebook-ers and Tweeters championing fashionable global concerns?

I Am Not Charlie Hebdo

Fila Magnus | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK
Fila Magnus

With all the never ending rants of how Islam doesn't allow free speech, and the West simply being built upon it, things have gotten ugly - fast. With absolute hatred bubbling, the state of things have become immensely worrying.

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...

Palestinian Cabinet Member Dead After Israeli Soldier Altercation

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK

A member of the Palestinian Cabinet has been killed during a West Bank protest, where witnesses said Israeli troops fired tear gas at him and dozens o...

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...

Angry George Galloway Perfectly Sums Up The Katie Hopkins Scandal

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK

UPDATE: OF COURSE Katie Hopkins Is Backing Julien Blanc's UK TourKatie Hopkins Attacks Jessica Ennis-Hill For Having An Opinion In The Ched Evans De...

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...

Finally, A Portable Speaker You Can Actually Take Anywhere

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Tech

The UE Boom is available now for £169 from Ultimate Ears. Key Features: Water and stain-resistant coating NFC + Bluetooth 15-hour battery lif...

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.

Ex-Tory Minister Tears Into Israel's West Bank 'Apartheid'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Politics

Sections of the Israeli-occupied West Bank resemble the system of apartheid seen in South Africa and "bring shame" on the Benjamin Netanyahu governmen...

Video Captures Moment Israel Shoots Down A Syrian Jet For First Time In 30 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK

A Syrian jet has been shot down by Israel for the first time in nearly 30 years after the plane strayed into its airspace, possibly by accident. Th...