Israeli Palestinian Conflict

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...

Arafat's Legacy

Barak Seener | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Barak Seener

A viable Palestinian state obviously requires territorial concessions on the part of the Israelis. It also depends on the Palestinian willingness to abandon the spirit of Arafat's resistance that has contributed nothing to the well-being of the average Palestinian.

Israel the Synecdoche

Gabriel Webber | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK
Gabriel Webber

When one talks about 'the evils of drink', it's pretty obvious that one isn't talking about Coca-Cola (although admittedly they're pretty evil too). ...

Why Are Students Totally Obsessed With Israel?

Jonathan Hunter | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jonathan Hunter

In Oxford where I study (and to be honest, pretty much any other University campus in the UK), it is absolutely astonishing how many students share my passion. Well err, they kind of share my interest...at least in a strangely pathological sense.

No Time for the Olive Branch: Profile on Samia Halaby

Tam Hussein | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tam Hussein

Critics might accuse the majority of the Palestinian diaspora's work as being political, and by implication less worthy of praise. But Halaby embraces the label. "Semantics!" she says to The Majalla, "Don't be fooled: everything we do is political. Staying silent is political . . . Yes, my art is political."

Israel Should Support Palestinian Statehood

James Snell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

I have a scenario for you: imagine it if you can. There are crowds celebrating in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, a historic handshake, and a treaty or two. A new state has come into existence: it is called Palestine. Its neighbour Israel supported the establishment of the world's youngest nation, and all is rosy and nice...

Dialogue Between Christians and Jews Is Vital, No Matter How Painful

Reverend David Gifford | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK
Reverend David Gifford

Today is the first day of Christian festival Greenbelt, which similar to Limmud for Jews, provides an opportunity for Christians to come together, share ideas and debate issues. Taking place over four days in Gloucestershire, there was one speaker on the bill in particular that caught our attention.

BBC Cuts 'Apartheid' Comments From Violinist's Prom Performance

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK

The BBC is to cut comments made by violinist Nigel Kennedy about "apartheid" in Israel when it broadcasts his Proms performance with Palestinian music...

Moralising Instead of Analysing in the Debate on Britain's Imperial Relics Could Increase Colonialism in the Present

James Elliott | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Politics
James Elliott

Last week when riots broke out over a republican parade in Northern Ireland, the oldest and closest relic of Britain's empire, historically-based analysis descended into cheap moralising over violence.

Israel To Pay Students For Social Media Propaganda

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Israel has announced it will pay university students to circulate pro-Israeli information on social media networks, without having to identify themsel...

The Absurdities of Life in Palestine: The Life and Art of Khaled Jarrar

Tam Hussein | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tam Hussein

Jarrar's art--a combination of sculpture, film, photography and painting--is born out a life throwing stones in the intifada, working as a carpenter while dreaming of art, and serving in Yasser Arafat's presidential guard.

Give Peace a Chance: An Insider From the Outside Weighs in on the Latest Round of Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations

Hilary Stauffer | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Politics
Hilary Stauffer

But both peoples are in desperate need of a newer, younger generation of leaders who have a memory of something other than an armed struggle for existence, and who may be interested in something other than maintaining their death grip on power.

UK Economy Could Learn From Israeli Lesson, MP Says

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK

Israel could be a model to help rebuild the UK's economy, an influential Labour MP has said, because the government is prepared to take risky investme...

Hague Welcomes Breakthrough In Middle East Peace Process

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK

William Hague has applauded the announcement that Israel and Palestine are to renew peace talks after a five year hiatus. The British Foreign Secretar...

The 'Arms for Dictators' Scandal Isn't New - It Is Cross-Party, Well-Established and Has Been Going on for Too Long

James Elliott | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Politics
James Elliott

The fringe issue of arms export criteria became headline news today, with the Independent's splash on an 'arms for dictators' scandal. A parliamentary...

Licence To Kill

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK

Britain has supplied £12bn of arms to some of the world's most brutal dictatorships and human rights abusers, including Iran, Saudi Arabia, Zimbabwe,...

In The Middle East, Burgers Are Political

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK

When a new McDonalds rolls into town, you can expect one or two concerned residents to be up in arms. But in a West Bank settlement, the refusal of th...

Rami Hamdallah Shock Resignation As Palestinian PM

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK

The newly-sworn in Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has resigned less than one month into office. Hamdallah, a British-educated academic w...

'Moderate' Cleric Rouhani Looks Set To Take Iran's Presidency

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.06.2013 | UK

Iran's most moderate presidential candidate, the cleric Hassan Rouhani, looks set to win simple majority as votes are counted in the country's electio...

PHOTOS: How Do Children In Gaza Spend Their Summer Breaks?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK

For most kids at summer camp, playing 'capture the flag' is about as serious as the games get. But for these Palestinian children, summer camp is spen...

Up Against The Wall

Seth Freedman | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Politics
Seth Freedman

William Sutcliffe burns with passion when discussing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, stressing his belief that 'it's time for Jews to stand up and say something' about the decades-old occupation of the West Bank.

Paul Hansen's 'Gaza Burial' Was NOT Faked (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK

The winning image of the 2013 World Press Photo was not faked, it has been confirmed. Swedish photographer Paul Hansen’s image Gaza Burial came ...

Photographer Denies Winning 'Gaza Burial' Photo Of The Year Was Faked With Photoshop

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK

UPDATE: Paul Hansen's 'Gaza Burial' Was NOT Faked (PICTURES) A Swedish photographer who won the 2013 World Press Photo award has denied claims his ...

Vile Twitter Abuse Of Stephen Hawking After Israeli Boycott

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK

Stephen Hawking has been subject to vile abuse targeting his disability after it was announced he is planning to boycott a conference in Israel, hoste...