Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Time for a Palestinian State on the Ground, Not on Paper

Toby Greene | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Politics
Toby Greene

In all likelihood on Thursday afternoon the UN General Assembly will agree to the request of Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas to change the status of Palestine at the UN from observer entity to non-member state. Aside from the Palestinians having to print a new set of headed note paper, what will this achieve? Unfortunately, for ordinary Palestinians, the answer is very little.

UK Aid and the Villagers of the West Bank

Joe Ware | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Politics
Joe Ware

Often wrongly portrayed as a wasteful, cumbersome arm of bureaucratic government which just throws money at a problem, British aid is actually extremely innovative and operates in some very troubled and sensitive environments.

WATCH: Yasser Arafat Exhumed And Tested For Poison

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK

It was over with no fanfare. The corpse of Yasser Arafat, which it has taken experts almost three weeks to exhume from his Ramallah resting place, eme...

Chris York

'His House Was Destroyed And His Sons Killed'

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris York | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK

After eight days of fighting and over 150 killed, Israel and Hamas brokered a fragile ceasefire last Wednesday, but how long can it last? And who do o...

The Week That Was: An End to the Violence

Carla Buzasi | Posted 24.01.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

And so finally, with fingers still tentatively paused over triggers and soldiers lined up at borders, a peace settlement was agreed between Gaza and Israel this week, bringing to an end eight days of bloody violence. Even the world's greatest optimists cannot believe this is the end of the story, with both sides seeking to write their own account of the tragic events, and claim a miserable kind of victory. For many not religiously, historically or, due to family ties, connected to this conflict, it can be difficult to understand the intensity of feeling it inspires.

The Victims of Needless Wars Are Always the Innocents

Liam McLaughlin | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK Politics
Liam McLaughlin

The Israel-Palestine conflict is a defining issue of our time, but has also ended up becoming a primary example of the so-called 'confirmation bias', where a particular position is adopted, and then retrospectively justified with selective pieces of evidence, ignoring anything which may be contradictory.

Israel Can No Longer Continue in the Old Way

John Wight | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Politics
John Wight

Whether the present ceasefire lasts, and whether it results in a meaningful longer term peace agreement, is yet to be seen. What is inarguable is that without justice for the Palestinians there will never be peace. Israel's security will only be guaranteed by ending the occupation, settlements expansion, and its resistance to Palestinian self determination. A policy of war-war must now give way to jaw-jaw.

Israeli Soldiers Spell Out Anger At Ceasefire

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK

Israeli soldiers have apparently expressed their annoyance after a ceasefire with Hamas was announced on Wednesday, by lying on the ground to spell ou...

What's Happening in Gaza? An Attempt to Look at the Conflict From a Novice's Perspective

Sarah Aston | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Politics
Sarah Aston

What is certain at this point in time is that the Middle East is once again at crisis point and that the international system must keep an eye on unfolding events.

Hackers Claim Access To Israeli Vice PM's Emails After Giant Hack

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Tech

A group of hackers claims to have successfully defaced social media accounts belonging to the Israeli vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom. The group ...

Israel And Gaza Militants Have Agreed A Ceasefire, Says Hamas

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill and Ned Simons | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK

As bombs continued to rain down on Gaza, Hamas announced that it had agreed to an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Israel that would come into force a...

The Sound of Sirens

Steven Winston | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK
Steven Winston

Recently every time I have heard a bike engine revving or a plane fly over I have hesitated for a moment. The red alert sirens in Tel Aviv, five in the last four days, were certainly not what I expected when I moved to Israel almost eight months ago.

Hamas Gunmen Publicly 'Execute Traitors'

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill and Ned Simons | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK

Hamas gunmen have shot dead six "traitors" suspected of being Israeli collaborators and attached messages to their bodies explaining that they have be...

'Where Is The Value Of Life In All This?'

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK

Last week the Huffington Post UK brought you a first-hand account of what life is like for civilians living under the constant threat of death from th...

Ned Simons

Israel's Blitz: Ambassador Compares Rocket Attacks To WWII

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK Politics

Israeli civilians are living through their own version of the Blitz, the Israeli ambassador to the UK has said as as diplomatic efforts continued to f...

Gaza Death Tolls Reaches 100 As Israel Airstrikes Continue

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK

More than 100 people have died in Gaza in six days of airstrikes by Israel, according to Hamas officials as diplomatic efforts continued to find ways ...

'We Don't Want Your War'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK

The Tel Aviv creator of the successful Israel-Loves-Iran campaign has turned his creative movement's focus to the ongoing conflict in Gaza, to plead w...

Israel Ignoring Principles of Distinction and Proportionality

Gary Spedding | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Politics
Gary Spedding

Nothing can be gained through the use of judicial executions or the assassinating of people, even if they are guilty of crimes (terrorism) they have previously committed. The cost to human life should be the single biggest motivating factor toward finding a way to end all violence immediately.

Kim Apologises Over Gaza Conflict Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 19.11.2012 | Home

Kim Kardashian has issued a statement of apology after she waded into the Israel-Palestine conflict. The reality star was forced to say sorry for ...

Hague Charged With Complicity in Gaza Attacks

Rafeef Ziadah | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK Politics
Rafeef Ziadah

Considering Israel's continued violations of international law and Palestinian human rights, our response to this latest round of military aggression must be to intensify efforts for an effective and credible arms embargo operating in both directions between the British and Israeli governments.

'We Must Flatten Gaza Like The US Flattened Japan'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK

The son of former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon has called for more aggressive tactics against Hamas, calling on the Israel Defence Force to "fl...

'A War On Two Fronts'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK

Hacking collective Anonymous claim to have targeted the Israeli government and other finance websites, with more than 44 million hacking attempts made...

Gaza Violence 'Extremely Dangerous For Children'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK

Hundreds of thousands of children are trapped in houses in Gaza facing prolonged power cuts and depleting supplies of food and water, according to Sav...

David Cameron Calls For End To Israel-Gaza Conflict

PA | Posted 18.11.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has urged Israel to "do everything possible" to end the crisis in Gaza as its military continued to trade missile strikes with Hamas ami...

300 Rockets Blight Gaza As Conflict Escalates

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK

More than 300 airstrikes blighted the Gaza Strip on Saturday, with targets including a police compound and the prime minister's Hamas headquarters. ...