Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Why Israel Will Miss Fayyad and You Should Too

Toby Greene | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Politics
Toby Greene

It may seem strange that Israelis seem far more concerned about the resignation of Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad than the Palestinians. Israelis, along with the US and European states, value Fayyad - a former IMF economist who has been focused on building a Palestinian state from the ground up and has shown little interest in posturing at the UN.

Hamas Police Condemned For 'Arresting & Beating Young Palestinians For Indecent Hairstyles'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK

A human rights group has condemned Palestinian police for allegedly arresting, beating and cutting the hair of young men found to have “indecent” ...

Obama's Big Trip: Israel, Palestine and the Audacity of Hope

Rebecca Greig | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK
Rebecca Greig

For Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Obama offered nothing but pretty words and a tacit understanding that all they are getting is sympathy.

Barack Obama And The Art Of The Man Hug

Posted 20.05.2013 | UK

Barack Obama's reputation as one of the most personable Presidents of all time was confirmed on Wednesday as he arrived in Israel. He greeted Israe...

The Case for Palestine: A Zionist Perspective

Daniel Wickham | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel Wickham

Israel should make peace with the Palestinians now, while they still can, before the Palestinians are pushed too far and a peaceful settlement is rendered impossible.

Angry Protests Greet British Diplomat At West Bank University

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK

Angry Palestinian students blocked the car of a British diplomat, allegedly smashing the wing mirror, to protest a speech he was due to give at a West...

George Galloway and the Politics of Nationality

Tony Mckenna | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Politics
Tony Mckenna

Ultimately there can be no solution to the Israeli-Palestine question 'from above.'

Oxford Students Reject Israel Boycott

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Students at Oxford University have overwhelmingly rejected a boycott of Israel, after a vote at the Students' Union Council. The Oxford University ...

John Kerry Suggests United States May Step Up Help For Syrian Opposition

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK Politics

John Kerry has indicated the United States is prepared to step up its assistance to the Syrian opposition movement, following the latest deadly rocket...

Obama is a 'Wretched Coward' and Israel is a 'Lunatic State,' but Norman Finkelstein is Still Optimistic....

Cathal Sheerin | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Politics
Cathal Sheerin

Political scientist, activist and author of the Holocaust Industry and Beyond Chutzpah, the famous Dr. Norman Finkelstein was in Belgium, to talk abou...

David Ward Summoned By Party Leadership Over 'The Jews' Comment ... Again

PA | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Politics

A Liberal Democrat MP has been summoned for a fresh showdown with party bosses amid an escalating row over controversial comments he made about atroci...

Campus Politics at Leeds University

Robert Prager | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Robert Prager

Whilst campus politics can often be appear to be both aggressive and antagonistic, it is important to remember the importance of allowing debates to take place on campus. The importance of freedom of speech and respecting the rights of students to protest cannot be understated.

Israel Swings Centre-left, Not Right - Oops!

Toby Greene | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Politics
Toby Greene

Anyone who read about the Israeli elections in the UK media in the past week will have been told that Israel was set to choose its most right-wing government ever, and that the star was a young, right-wing nationalist named Naftali Bennett. Oops.

Music Promoter Fined for Drunken Anti-Semitic Tirade At Jewish MP

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK

A Liverpool music promoter who told a Jewish MP he "fucking hates Jewish people" has been fined for his drunken anti-Semitic tirade at an awards cerem...

Palestinian Authority Officially Changes Its Name To 'State Of Palestine'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK

Mahmoud Abbas has ordered the Palestinian Authority to officially change its name to the State of Palestine. The Palestinian President issued the ...

Israel's Jewish Population Reaches Symbolic Six Million Mark

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

Israel's Jewish population has reached the symbolic six million mark, the number killed by the Nazis in the Holocaust, according to new data. But t...

Why Europe Is Wrong About Jerusalem

Toby Greene | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Politics
Toby Greene

When both sides have a claim to this small but strategically significant piece of land, the way to resolve the issue should be through negotiations between the parties, just as the EU is calling for. Why then has the EU prejudged the outcome of those negotiations by taking the Palestinian side of the argument?

Eden Hazard Latest Name to Disavow Petition That Never Was

Alex Ryvchin | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK Sport
Alex Ryvchin

Calls for Israel to lose its hard earned right to host the tournament are typical of a broader campaign aimed at isolating Israel by targeting any Jewish citizen of the state regardless of their political persuasion, or how far removed they are from political decision making.

Letter from Gaza: Dust, Drones and Donkeys

Rebecca Greig | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK
Rebecca Greig

The soldier who meets us is all smiles and quips, clapping his hands as if he's chairing a mothers' meeting rather than herding journalists into a war zone. "Come on, come on! Time to get to the front; all press vehicles follow me. Those who don't have a car, hop in".

A Jew in Palestine: 'Shlomo, We're Not in East London Anymore'

Rebecca Greig | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK
Rebecca Greig

When I first decided to move to the West Bank as a freelance journalist, many of my friends thought this was one of my crazy peccadilloes. My mother, of course, was horrified.

Gaza: More Than a Game of Chess

Dannie Grufferty | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Dannie Grufferty

I believe we have a moral duty to try, rather than giving into the easy answers of extremes or the cynicism of those who say nothing will ever change; as they could have said of South Africa in the 1980s, or Northern Ireland in the 1990s.

'No Enthusiasm' For EU Sanctions On Israel, Says Hague

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK

William Hague has said there is "no enthusiasm" for economic sanctions on Israel from the European Union, a day after countries across Europe summoned...

UK Summons Israel's Ambassador Over 'Deplorable' Settlements

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK

The Israeli ambassador to the UK, Daniel Taub ,has been officially summoned to the Foreign Office, as Britain warned Israel of a "strong reaction" if ...

Could The UK Recall Its Ambassador To Israel Over Settlements?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK

The Foreign Office has refused to deny it is considering withdrawing its ambassador to Israel over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to exp...

Activist Invites Kim Kardashian To Meet Human Rights Defenders In Bahrain

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK Politics

An activist has written an open letter to Kim Kardashian, inviting her to meet with human rights defenders in Bahrain. Maryam Alkhawaja has implor...