Israeli Settlements

Israel's Illegal Settlements Cannot Be A Sideshow To Glad-Handing When Theresa May Meets Prime Minister Netanyahu

Richard Burden | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Politics
Richard Burden

Theresa May should put Britain's opposition to settlement building in the West Bank centre-stage when she meets Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu at D...

Israel and the Kafkaesque

Neil Durkin | Posted 12.08.2017 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

To paraphrase Kafka's most famous line, one might almost say that one day the country of Israel awoke to discover it had been transformed into a gigantic security state which routinely sets aside basic human rights. Except that no such sudden metamorphosis has taken place. In truth Israel has been acting this way for a very long time.

UK Warns Israel Over West Bank, But Still Won't Recognise Palestine

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Politics

Israel will lose the support of its “friends” in the international community if it continues to build settlements in the West Bank, the Government...

Ex-Tory Minister Tears Into Israel's West Bank 'Apartheid'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Politics

Sections of the Israeli-occupied West Bank resemble the system of apartheid seen in South Africa and "bring shame" on the Benjamin Netanyahu governmen...

Israel's Land Grab 'Deplorable' Says Cameron

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK

David Cameron and Ed Miliband have both condemned the land grab of 1,000 acres in the West Bank by Israel as "deplorable", echoing world-wide condemna...

Israel Arrests Six For Murder Of Teen 'Burnt Alive'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK

Three suspects in the murder of a Palestinian teen burned to death in a suspected revenge attack have apprently confessed to killing Mohammad Abu Khde...

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...

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 ...

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). I...

Israel Approves 1,200 New Settler Homes

PA | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK

Israel has approved building nearly 1,200 more settlement homes and prepared the release of more than two dozen long-held Palestinian prisoners. Th...

Israel Approves 1,200 New Settler Homes

PA | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK

Israel has approved building nearly 1,200 more settlement homes and prepared the release of more than two dozen long-held Palestinian prisoners. Th...

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...

Two Myths About Settlements

Toby Greene | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Politics
Toby Greene

Two myths about settlements have become pervasive and should be challenged. The first is the idea that the biggest barrier in returning to peace talks is Israel's ongoing settlement construction. The second is that the expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank is closing the door on a two-state solution.

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?

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...

Aid Accompanied by Political Will is Critical for Positive Change

William Bell | Posted 02.12.2012 | UK
William Bell

In the short term aid is crucial to address the urgent needs of Palestinians living in poverty. However, it is essential to tackle the root causes of the problem and challenge the structures that keep people trapped in poverty and create the need for aid in the first place. This requires strong political will and conviction.

Israel, Palestine, and the 'Urgency of Now'

John Lyndon | Posted 01.04.2012 | UK
John Lyndon

2011 was the most tumultuous year in the Middle East in recent memory. Long-held assumptions about the entire region were turned on their heads, with dictators falling, societies rising up, and diplomats, experts and statesmen scrambling to make sense of a new reality that is still shrouded in uncertainty.

Clegg: Israeli Settlements Are 'Deliberate Act Of Vandalism'

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 16.01.2012 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has accused Israel of damaging the peace process, calling the country's expansion of settlements in Palestinian territories "an act of deli...

Israel Speeds Up Settlement Construction In Response To Palestinian Admission To Unesco

The Guardian | Posted 01.01.2012 | UK

Israel is to expedite the construction of about 2,000 homes in Jewish settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in response to the Palestinians'...

Israel's Malaise: Look to the Occupation

John Lyndon | Posted 15.10.2011 | Home
John Lyndon

We are clearly living in tumultuous times. Seven months on from Mohamed Bouazizi lighting himself -- and then the Middle East -- on fire, any claim t...

Israel: She Doth Protest Too Much

Seph Brown | Posted 02.10.2011 | UK Politics
Seph Brown

As the Libyan and Syrian uprisings dominate the headlines it is fairly easy to miss the increasingly determined protests across Israel.