In Search of Enlightenment: Destinations to Revive a Weary Soul | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When the chaos of everyday life gets a bit much, it's time to take a break that will revive your body and soul. While holidays lounging on the beach may be restorative, some of us look for an experience that will leave us with more than just beautiful photographs and happy memories.

Merkel Given Unfortunate Tache By Netanyahu

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK

Angela Merkel visited Jerusalem and spoke at a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday. As he pointed across ...

Balls: The New Holy Land Is in Newtownabbey

Stephen Hagan | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stephen Hagan

The Reduced Shakespeare Company was scheduled to perform their production of The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged) twice this month at The Mill Theatre in Newtownabbey, just outside Belfast. A week before it was scheduled, the local council 'persuaded' the artistic board to cancel the performances.

'I Have No Right To Mutilate Him': Mother Insists She Will Not Circumcise Son Despite Daily £85 Court Fine

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK

A mother will continue to be fined £85 for every day her baby son remains uncircumcised, an Israeli rabbinical court has ruled. “The baby was b...

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...

Israelis and Palestinians Deserve to Live in Peace

Nehad Ismail | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK
Nehad Ismail

US Secretary of State John Kerry must be chuffed at his success in bringing Israelis and Palestinians to the negotiating table. It took six visits to the region and hours of arm twisting behind the scenes to restart the peace talks that broke down in 2008.

Planet Appetite: The Inbal Jerusalem Hotel, Israel

Rupert Parker | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Conveniently located within walking distance of the celebrated holy city, The Inbal is an oasis of comfort, allowing you to completely refresh and recharge before tackling more of Jerusalem's cultural delights.

Planet Appetite: Crowne Plaza - High Rise Luxury in Jerusalem, Israel

Rupert Parker | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Situated in the centre of Jerusalem, next to the Knesset and the International Convention Centre, the Crowne Plaza makes a comfortable base for exploring the city. They've been refurbishing the 396 rooms and the 19th floor suite I stayed in was bang up to date.

Planet Appetite: Second Jerusalem International Tourism Summit, Israel

Rupert Parker | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

this is the first time I'm in Israel so I'm not sure what to expect. Before I leave, my wife asks me if it's safe and of course I nod my head, otherwise I wouldn't be going, would I? The problem is that, in most countries of the world, Israel is still seen as a country of conflict, with a negative image of war and religion.

PHOTOS: Orthodox Jews In Jerusalem Riot Against Military Conscription

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK

Israeli soldiers have clashed with strictly Orthodox Jews demonstrating in Jerusalem against a new plan to compel them to join the Israeli army. Th...

Palestinian Prisoners in Israel: Time to End the Injustice

Keith Taylor | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Politics
Keith Taylor

Last year saw more than 3800 Palestinians arrested and detained by Israeli security services. This constitutes a 16% increase compared to 2011. By the end of 2012, more than 4,750 Palestinians were kept in detention inside Israel.

From Spit Roast Pig to Jerusalem to Curry in London - A Culinary Journey

Sarah Cloutier | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Cloutier

One of my work colleagues, Tom, and I were having a conversation about spit roast pig and Jerusalem. A terrifically inappropriate conversation I know!...

PHOTOS: Holy Snow

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 10.01.2013 | UK

Jerusalem must arguably already be one of the most beautiful cities in the world but just look what a sprinkling of the wintry white stuff does. Th...

We Must Not Let Frustration Over the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Stop Us Making the Case for a Negotiated Two State Solution

John Woodcock | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Politics
John Woodcock

We now need to do whatever it takes to break the cycle of despair and empower those who would eschew conflict and take risks for peace. President Bill Clinton as a new special envoy to the region? Bring it on. And even the Palestinian UN bid, viewed with great suspicion by many supporters of Israel. Labour is backing the bid in the hope it will help restart negotiations.

Happy Birthday William Blake! The Poet And Artist's Words And Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 28.11.2012 | Home

Good old William Blake. If the vision-seeing, prophetic poetry writing, mildly bonkers poet and artist were still alive today, he would be a mighty 25...

A Moment of Clarity

Charlotte Lytton | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Politics
Charlotte Lytton

Just as the reams of fervent pieces I read in the British media supporting Palestine make wholly worthwhile points, so too does the American press make the same justifications for the opposing side, and perhaps a wider cross referencing of reading on the matter might encourage people to look at the situation anew.

Why I Believe Israel Is Committing War Crimes

Sir Gerald Kaufman | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Politics
Sir Gerald Kaufman

In my opinion, Israel is a rogue state which commits war crimes. It is an aggressor state that has invaded Lebanon several times and holds a chunk of Syria illegally, but despite being the fourth most-heavily-armed country in the world has not won a war outright for 45 years, since 1967.

Hamas Rocket Strike On Jerusalem

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK

Jerusalem has been targeted by long range rockets fired by Hamas militants, the first time the city has been hit in the recent escalation of violence....

Building Bridges Between Athens and Jerusalem

Jules Evans | Posted 23.09.2012 | Home
Jules Evans

It's heartening for a young writer when the Chief Rabbi of your country writes a column responding to your book, and says some kind things about it - so thanks are in order to Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks for using my book as a springboard for his discussion in the Huff Post on the deficiencies of Stoicism as a philosophy for life.

Israel, Let Kafka Go!

Benjamin Lazarus | Posted 07.09.2012 | Home
Benjamin Lazarus

In 1918, Kafka wrote about the early kibbutzim in Palestine, arguing there should be no legal courts - "Palestine needs earth (...) but it does not need lawyers". Until Israel realizes world Jewry and their cultural assets are not automatically property of the Jewish state, and removes its lawyers from this sorry tale - the world will continue to be starved of a true literary great's work.

Playing the Playwright: A First Night in the West End

Laura Wade | Posted 01.08.2012 | Home
Laura Wade

Last Wednesday was the press night for my play, Posh, which presents a raucous evening with the Riot Club, an elite Oxford dining society. It's the first of my plays to make it to the West End, and therefore A Big Deal...

We Still Should Not Invite Raed Salah to Tea

Alan Johnson | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK Politics
Alan Johnson

The Islamic Movement cleric Raed Salah won his appeal this week against a decision by the Home Secretary to exclude him from the UK. The judgement is a sign of our weakness and confusion in the face of extremism.

'The Entire Nation Mourns': Jerusalem Holds Funeral For Toulouse Shooting Victims

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 21.03.2012 | UK

Thousands of mourners are attending the funeral of the four victims of Monday's attack on a Jewish school in France. The bodies of Rabbi Jonathan S...

In Praise of Historical Novelists

Harry Freedman | Posted 28.02.2012 | Home
Harry Freedman

The first time I wrote historical fiction I had no idea what I was taking on. Even now, with one historical novel under my belt, and with a second on the way, I am filled with admiration for anyone who can craft a good period narrative. Of all the literary genres, historical fiction must be the toughest.