Israeli Palestinian Conflict

How Can Conflict Affected Communities Improve Their Own Futures?

Madeleine McGivern | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK
Madeleine McGivern

The world is steadily becoming a less peaceful place, according to those who monitor levels of violence worldwide. The Global Peace Index produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace shows things have worsened steadily since 2008, while risk analysis firm Maplecroft said last week that levels of violence have risen significantly in 48 countries over the past six months...

Remembering Those Who Refuse To Kill

Shaughan Dolan | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics
Shaughan Dolan

May 15th will be marked this year by a simple ceremony in Tavistock Square. People will gather to remember those who for reasons of Conscientious Objection refused conscription into the armed services in the First World War.

Israeli Soldier Points Gun Towards Palestinian Teen PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK

These images show the moment an Israeli soldier in the West Bank pointed and cocked a gun towards the head of a Palestinian teenager. They are take...

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...

Justice, Rights and the Rule of Law - A Price Worth Paying for Peace?

William Bell | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK
William Bell

In this climate, we should be thankful that those international human rights conventions, born out of the horrors of the Second World War, still hold as an ideal and standard to which we should all aspire. It is a sad day when signing up to those standards is regarded as counter to the pursuit of peace.

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 08.06.2014 | 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.

UN Week: What Was Trending on Social Media?

Nikita Malik | Posted 21.05.2014 | 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-...

ScarJo Stands By SodaStream Stance

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK

Film star Scarlett Johansson has said she has no regrets over her decision to promote a drinks company which has a factory in the West Bank, despite i...

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...

Scarlett Johansson Quits Oxfam Over SodaStream Row

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK

Scarlett Johansson has quit as an Oxfam ambassador after refusing to end her advertising relationship with Sodastream, amid a row over the Israeli com...

'John Kerry Can't Teach Me Anything About Conflict With Palestinians'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Israel's defence minister has caused a rare rift with his country's closest ally by describing US Secretary of State John Kerry as "obsessive" with a ...

Disaster Unfolding in the World's Forgotten Prison Camp

Ben Acheson | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK
Ben Acheson

What would life be like in a prison camp? We can postulate about dirty, cramped conditions but few of us will ever experience anything remotely resembling such an ordeal. It is even hard to imagine. The only given is that we would live in hope of being liberated from our nightmare. We would expect to be rescued as quickly as humanly possible.

Biden And Blair Skirt Sharon's Controversial Legacy At Memorial (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Hailed as a war hero and peacemaker by many in Israel, despised across the Arab world as a 'butcher', world leaders came to pay homage to former Prime...

Ariel Sharon In His Own Words

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A formidable warrior and settlement apologist, a peacemaker, and a war criminal. Many contrasting descriptions are sure to be used by analysts in the ...

Ariel Sharon, Israel's Former Prime Minister, Dead At 85

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Ariel Sharon, the former Prime Minister of Israel, has died aged 85 after many years in a coma, local reports say. Prime Minister from 2001 until 2...

G4S Faces Probe Over 'Complicity' In Israel's Occupation

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

G4S could be investigated by international authorities amid allegations that it supplies Israel with security equipment for use at military checkpoint...

We Have An Untidy Church, In An Untidy World, Says Welby

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.12.2013 | UK

The Archbishop of Canterbury has used his first Christmas Day sermon to highlight the "injustices" facing Britain's poor and victims of conflicts arou...

When Will the UK Do More Than Whisper for Justice for the Palestinians?

Luke Massey | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Politics
Luke Massey

While the world mourns the death of Nelson Mandela, who galvanised an international movement against the barbarism of racism and oppression, there has never been a more acute time to heed his words: 'We know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians.'

Palestinian Director Scandar Copti Talks About Ajami, Oscars and His New Script

Hannah Gal | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Hannah Gal

With a new script in development 'in which nobody dies', Copti currently teaches aspiring filmmakers at Abu Dhabi's NYU from where he tells me about the importance of passing knowledge on to others, yearning for peace in the Middle East and moving on from the overwhelming high of Ajami.

From South Africa to Palestine and the MENA Region!

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

I am proud to aver that a few tears welled up in my eyes last week when I heard that Nelson Mandela had passed away at the grand old age of 95....

'Jews Poisoned & Murdered Arafat Like They Did The Prophet Muhammad'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK

A Palestinian Authority minister has delivered a sermon comparing Yasser Arafat’s death to that of the Prophet Muhammad – and blamed the Jewish pe...

Israeli PM Demands End To Settlement Construction Plans

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Israel’s prime minister has sensationally ordered that his housing minister halt construction plans to build 25,000 homes in the disputed West Bank ...

The Solution Is Not the Problem

Josh Simons | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Josh Simons

I want to tell you two stories. They are very different. But together they make one coherent point, rarely discussed in our media: the solution to the grinding Israel-Palestine conflict is not the problem...