Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Two Years on From the Gaza War, We Must Take Action to End the Suffering of the 1.8million Palestinians Living Under a Near Decade-Long Blockade

Sarah Champion | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Politics
Sarah Champion

In the summer of 2014, all eyes fell on the tragic events of the 51-day war in Gaza, infamously known as Operation Protective Edge. The harrowing stories of death, loss and destruction, sparked a monumental show of solidarity across Britain, with many calling for an end to the killing of innocent children and civilians, and demanded a long lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestine conflict.

Palestine: An Ever-Shrinking Map!

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK
Dr Harry Hagopian

Last week, I was invited to deliver a talk in Germany at the annual Synod of the European Diocese of the Church of England. The organisers offered me ninety generous minutes to cover the whole MENA and Gulf regions.

Tackle Anti-Semitism Because It Is Racism, Not to Avoid Difficult Questions About Israel and Palestine

Richard Burden | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Politics
Richard Burden

Jeremy Corbyn has been right to set up the inquiry led by Shami Chakrabarti. But if the inquiry is going to chart how we more effectively tackle anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and other racism, it is likely that it is going to have to try to define these things. That is not going to be easy.

In the Face of Conflict Build Bridges, Not Walls

Aldwyn Cooper | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK
Aldwyn Cooper

At the recent 'International Peace Summit' held at Regent's University London in partnership with the Tutu Foundation UK, Nontombi Tutu, daughter of t...

Saying a Final Farewell to the Two State Solution

Roger Hearn | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK
Roger Hearn

It is impossible to predict how events will unfold - perhaps a leader with the vision and bravery of Mandela will emerge to steer us through the difficulties. Regardless, the birth of a new binary nation will see upheaval, chaos and bloodshed but it is now inevitable. Obama can can either chose to continue with the illusion of two states or start the difficult journey for a lasting settlement.

Mocking Justice: Israel's Jailing of Palestinian Circus Trainer Mohammad Abu Sakha

Neil Durkin | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK
Neil Durkin

As with around 600 hundred other Palestinians, a six-month "administrative detention" order has been served on Abu Sakha by the Israeli military. With these scandalously unjust orders, no reason needs to be given and lawyers for those held have no real means of contesting the rulings which can be based on secret evidence. In Abu Sakha's case, the Israeli military have been quoted as saying the circus trainer poses a "danger ... to the security of the region". So that's supposed to be that.

Israeli Apartheid Week: Demonstration Or Intimidation?

The Huffington Post UK | Catherine Wyatt | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

For the past few days, students across the UK have been taking part in the controversial Israeli Apartheid Week in an attempt to raise awareness of Is...

Palestinian Activists Are Accusing Israel Of Apartheid In Tube 'Ad' Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK

Pro-Palestine activists have fly-posted more than 100 hundred posters on London Tube trains with messages condemning Israel as an "apartheid" state. ...

Israeli Officer Pushes Disabled Palestinian Activist Out Of Wheelchair

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK

Disturbing video footage has emerged appearing to show an Israeli police officer pushing over a wheelchair bound Palestinian man with disabilities. ...

The Government's Proposal to Ban Ethical Boycotts Is an Attack on Local Democracy

Andrew Smith | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

The government may talk about its support for local decision making and devolution, but, its latest move, to ban councils, public bodies and student unions across England from boycotting unethical companies, flies in the face of its rhetoric.

King's College Investigates 'Hate Attack' Against Israel's Ex-Secret Service Chief During Student Event

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education

King's College London is investigating an incident on its campus which saw an Israeli society meeting, attended by Israel's former secret service chie...

JK Rowling Reveals Why Harry Potter Might Not Have Supported The Israeli Cultural Boycott

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK

JK Rowling has explained why her most famous character wouldn't support the cultural boycott of Israel. Writing on Twitter, the author responded to...

Academic Boycott Of Israel 'Sows Hatred', Says Embassy

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK

An academic boycott of Israeli institutions has caused outrage, as more than 300 scholars signed a letter in support of the move. The document, whi...

JK Rowling Has A Typically Eloquent Response To Those Calling Her A 'Zionist'

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK

JK Rowling has spoken of the "immense power of art in the world" in defence of her decision not to support a cultural boycott of Israel. The 'Harry...

Israeli Café Offers Half Price Hummus For Arabs And Jews Who Break Bread Together

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK

A new effort to bring peace to the Middle East has been launched - from an Israeli hummus bar. The restaurant – named the Hummus Bar – is offe...

Without Hope Peace Is a Meaningless Process

William Bell | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK
William Bell

What we are currently witnessing is the result of entrenched raw hostility which has been allowed to deepen chiefly due to a refusal to tackle impunity. Palestinians exist in ever decreasing circles while the Israeli Government acts as if expansion is critical for the state's survival.

Man Disguised As Journalist Shot Dead After Stabbing Israeli Soldier

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK

A Palestinian man disguised as a journalist chased and stabbed an Israeli soldier before being shot dead on Friday, the latest incident in a spate of ...

British Volunteer Attacked By Israeli Gang In West Bank

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK

A British volunteer was attacked by a gang of gun-wielding Israeli thugs in the West Bank as he tried to protect Palestinian farmers during the olive ...

6 Things You Need To Know About A Possible Third Intifada

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK

Two consecutive weeks of violence that has left dozens of Palestinians and eight Israelis dead, and scores more injured, is prompting fears of a kind ...

Palestinian Student Sets Himself On Fire As He Launches Molotov Cocktail At Israeli Soldiers

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Striking pictures have emerged of the clothes of a Palestinian student burning after he set himself on fire during clashes with police in the West Ban...

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 03.08.2016 | 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.