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Israel Passes Controversial Law That Requires Ultra-Orthodox Jews To Take Part In Military Service

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK

The Israeli parliament has passed a controversial national service bill that would ensure the draft of ultra-Orthodox Jewish men into the country’s ...

The Nasty Party: Israel's Nazi Name-Calling Law and Its Benefits to Free Speech

Gabriel Webber | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Politics
Gabriel Webber

Anything that forces people to think twice before resorting to the laziest, least free form of 'free' speech that is the default knee-jerk Nazi comparison has to be a positive innovation. A properly-legislated version of Godwin's Law would only give more power to humanity's exercise of freedom of expression.

'John Kerry Can't Teach Me Anything About Conflict With Palestinians'

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

Israel's defence minister has caused a rare rift with his country's closest ally by describing US Secretary of State John Kerry as "obsessive" with a ...

History in the Making - Controversial Animal Rights Campaigner Gary Yourofsky to Speak at the Israeli Knesset

Hannah Gal | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK
Hannah Gal

The politicians have have agreed to meet Yourofsky's demands and history will be made on December the 11th when for thirty minutes, the controversial campaigner will speak to more than 100 Knesset members. He will show his famous slaughterhouse video and the words Holocaust, massacre and murder will be used.

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.

Power-sharing in Hebron, the City of Abraham

Edward Platt | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK Politics
Edward Platt

As a Palestinian man once said to me, Jews and Arabs are 'brothers with different mothers', and since the settlers returned to Hebron after the Six Day War, the 'Children of Abraham' have been conducting an experiment in power-sharing in the city of their birth.

Is Israel About to Turn Sharp Right?

Robin Lustig | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

How would you feel if I told you that the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, will soon be the most moderate member of his own government? And that means his next Cabinet will be more right-wing too. Two-state solution? Forget it.

Israeli Government Moves To Limit Foreign Funding Of 'Critical' NGOs

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 13.01.2012 | UK

A ministerial committee in Israel has moved to curb the funding of non-governmental organisations (NGO), including human rights groups, with the appro...

IAEA Report To Show Iran Researching Computer Models For Developing Nuclear Bomb

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 08.01.2012 | UK

Iran has carried out tests specific to "the development of a nuclear device", the UN's atomic watchdog has reported. The International Atomic Energ...

Netanyahu Pushes For Pre-Emptive Strike On Iran, According To Reports

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 02.01.2012 | UK

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is looking for cabinet support to launch a pre-emptive strike on Iran, according to a report in the Haaretz ...

A Silver Lining in Israeli Right-Wing Policy?

Rizwan Syed | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Rizwan Syed

More than 100,000 people took to the streets in Israel on Saturday as discontent over spiralling living costs reaches a boiling point.