Israeli Palestinian Conflict

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

Alyn Smith | Posted 19.10.2014 | 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...

TfL 'Bars' Adverts From Zionist Group Comparing Hamas To ISIS

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK

Transport for London has reportedly refused to run adverts from a British Zionist group which compared the Gaza Strip's Hamas to the Islamic State bec...

The Guns Are Silent But the Children Are Still Suffering

Cat Carter | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK
Cat Carter

It's a bicycle. The only thing I see under the stairs of one small home in the Gaza strip. A girl's small blue bicycle. A bit battered, had seen better days, but just a bicycle. Ahmad*, whose home it is, continues to point at it. I'm thoroughly bewildered. He stares at the bicycle. Then sits down heavily and starts speaking in slow, measured tones...

George Galloway Breaks Silence Over Brutal Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK

George Galloway has spoken out for the first time since he was allegedly attacked by a man for being an "enemy to Judaism." Former BBC manager Nei...

Jessica Elgot

Britain's Muslims And Jews Have Issued An Unprecedented Joint Call For Peace

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK

Britain's most senior Jewish and Muslim representatives have issued an unprecedented joint call for peace in the Middle East and harmony amongst the U...

How Can the Palestinians Resurrect Their Damaged Enclave?

Yasmin Ahmed | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Yasmin Ahmed

The scale of Gaza's humanitarian crisis has concerned human rights organisations significantly... Across the world, demonstrators are calling for an end to Israel's offensive and its policy on Gaza. A flourishing percentage of the world's population have concluded that the occupation of Palestine's an ample error and that history must be rectified.

Why Are Palestinians Pouring Rubble On Their Heads?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been saturating Facebook pages and hitting headlines worldwide; it's been carried out by the young, old and a plethor...

Pictures Capture Brutal Act Of Deterrence As Hamas Shoots Dead 18 'Informers'

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

Hamas gunmen killed 18 Palestinians accused of spying for Israel, some of whom were lined up along the wall of a mosque after Friday prayers and shot ...

Graphic Pictures Show Gaza's Zoo Animals Have Also Become Victims Of War

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC PICTURES Weak, hungry and traumatised - shell-shocked zoo animals are the latest victims in the Gaza conflict, heartbreaking image...

The Letter From A Jewish Londoner That Went Viral

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK

A letter from an "ordinary middle-aged Londoner" expressing fears about growing anti-semitism in Britain has gone viral, with many taking to social me...

Government Could Be Sued Over Arms Trade With Israel

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK

Campaigners have threatened the Government with legal action over its failure to suspend exports of military equipment to Israel. A law firm acting...

Thousands March For Peace In Tel Aviv

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK

More than 10,000 Israeli demonstrators marched through the streets of Tel Aviv to call for an end to the Gaza conflict which has seen almost 2,000 Pal...

Muslim Ukip Member Defects To Respect Party Over Gaza Racism Claims

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Politics

A senior Asian Ukip member has sensationally quit after claiming he suffered online racial abuse from within Nigel Farage's party. Ismail Patel, p...

A Pause, But We Are All Extremists Now

Jemma Wayne | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK
Jemma Wayne

I still believe Britain, deep down, to be a tolerant and fair-minded society. But it is time for all of us, and especially the media, to take responsibility for the extremism that has whipped this country into a dangerous frenzy.

What We Do Not Say

Hannah Weisfeld | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Politics
Hannah Weisfeld

What we do not say, at our town hall meetings, or on Radio 4, is that round many Friday night, Shabbat dinner tables, the place where families meet, eat and debate, many anxiety ridden conversations have been taking place for the past month about the loss of innocent life in Gaza and whether the current war is going to bring the moderation we all want to win out long term.

MPs 'Vile' Gaza Tweets Were 'Not In Any Way Anti-Semetic,' Lib Dems Say

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Politics

The Liberal Democrats say they will take no disciplinary action against an MP who posted a tweet suggesting he might be ready to fire rockets from Gaz...

Lucy Sherriff

'I've Always Hidden Jewish Activities From My CV'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Young British Jews are facing discrimination, trolling on Twitter and verbal abuse, even going so far as to hide their religion from their CVs, despit...

Quick, Pick a Side, Israel or Palestine?

Isabelle Younane | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Isabelle Younane

Apparently we are presented with two monochromatic sides of this argument, Team Israel vs. Team Gaza, and failure to select one on the basis of who is or is not a terrorist means that your opinion is unlikely to rear its humdrum head in mainstream news or grant you a few thousand followers on Twitter.

The Problem With Playing the Blame Game in Gaza

Jack Banister | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Banister

As the conflict in Gaza continues, it has become apparent that the Western world has a propensity to attempt to view war through the simplistic prism of 'good' and 'evil'... we seek to condemn and blame one side, whilst reconciling ourselves with the actions of the other.

The Tricycle Theatre Scandal: No One Expected the Spanish Inquisition

David Krikler | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Politics
David Krikler

Does anyone believe that the good people of the Tricycle harbour a 19th Century hatred of Jews as a racial enemy to be destroyed, as professed by Houston Stuart Chamberlain, Adolf Hitler or the Hamas Charter? Notwithstanding an eccentric auntie or two, I would say that the answer to that is no.

Gaza: Should TV Media Coverage Always Be 'Impartial'?

Paul Blanchard | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK
Paul Blanchard

What Israel is doing to Gaza is sickening. This civilised, westernised, democratic state is lobbing bombs into a city centre packed with people, with seemingly little regard for who dies: little children, disabled people, old ladies, pregnant women - anyone is fair game.

Hacks Bleed, Too

Endeavour Press | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK
Endeavour Press

As the graveyards of Gaza overflow, spats between journalists over how this most deadly and one-sided conflict should be reported might seem an irrelevance. But Jon Snow of Channel 4 News took to YouTube to editorialise his personal horror at what he'd witnessed when the children of Palestine failed to find shelter from Israel's tanks and jets.

The NUS Should Be Ashamed of Their 'Israel Boycott'

Jonathan Hunter | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jonathan Hunter

It is with great disappointment to note that the National Union of Students' Executive Council voted to join the call demanding sanctions against the State of Israel. If anyone stands for the welfare of all students on campus, they should condemn this petty and divisive action in the strongest terms.