Middle East Peace

Overcoming Ethnic Divides: Is Cyprus Ready for Success?

Yeshim Harris | Posted 19.03.2017 | UK
Yeshim Harris

By Yeshim Harris-Feridun and Katie Clerides What really accounts for the transformation of conflict into peace?  What are the vital ingredients fo...

Blair Quits -- Here Are Five Jobs He Could Do Next

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK

Tony Blair quit as Middle East Peace Envoy on Wednesday, a role the former British prime minister has held since he left Downing Street in 2007. The s...

Thousands March For Peace In Tel Aviv

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK

More than 10,000 Israeli demonstrators marched through the streets of Tel Aviv to call for an end to the Gaza conflict which has seen almost 2,000 Pal...

Why We Need to Love in a Time of Hate

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

The press is awash with the brutality of this world. Since I was a little girl the big topic has always been peace in the Middle East... When we become so inured to blood and gore and it fails to move us, there is the risk of being permanently desensitised.

Why I'm Pro-Israeli AND Pro-Palestinian

Lliana Bird | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK
Lliana Bird

Eslam wrote back to my sister in tears. She saw that yes, Israelis are human too! That they are shown the same images as she is. That no one hates her for simply being a Palestinian. That there are people out there who really care for her and her safety. And most of all that there is a chance for peace. She was overwhelmed by all of our love for her. And I decided that this article would instead be dedicated to her. To her strength, and that of all those on BOTH "sides of the fence" who question what they are told, acknowledge that we are all in fact the same, and reach out to each other with hope for peace for ALL.

Brinkmanship Risks Taking Israelis and Palestinians to the Edge

Toby Greene | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK
Toby Greene

The wider international community can play a role at this critical moment. To keep open the window for a negotiated solution, Europe and the United States must make clear their expectation that the Palestinians should refrain from unilateral steps and stay at the table.

Don't Free Spy Jonathan Pollard

Ivan Eland | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK
Ivan Eland

Some in the United States also questioned whether Pollard should remain in jail, because, after all, he had "only" been spying for a cherished U.S. ally. However, instead of questioning whether Pollard should be behind bars, perhaps proponents of his release instead should be questioning the cozy U.S. relationship with Israel.

Israel: What Would It Be Getting Out of Any Palestinian Deal? Not Much

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

The West's experience in Iraq should have offered a lesson about nation building or destroying. Before there can be a Palestinian state all parts of that proposed state have to be at peace with each other and dedicated to peace with Israel.

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...

Amid the Resumption of Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks, is a Peace Agreement on the Horizon?

Max Sobell | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Max Sobell

Secretary of State John Kerry's efforts to bring both the Palestinian Authority and the Israelis back to the negotiating table should be lauded as a positive step, the obstacles to any potential peace agreement are still ever-present, numerous and seemingly, at the moment, unsolvable.

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.

Middle Eastern and North African Women Need to Challenge Prevailing Restrictive and Legal Practices Not from the West, But From the Islamic Tradition Itself

Naila Missous | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Naila Missous

Muslim women, just as women off all religious affiliations and backgrounds, struggle against various forms of gender discrimination. What is important, is to distinguish between constraints imposed by Islam as a religion and the Patriarchal cultural norms that predate Islam. Legal restrictions on women's autonomy are often an amalgamation of the two.

Obama Effigy Burned Ahead Of West Bank Visit

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.03.2013 | UK

Effigies of Barack Obama were burned by protesters in the town of Rafah ahead of the president's visit to Ramallah on Thursday. Obama, who arrived...

Obama is a 'Wretched Coward' and Israel is a 'Lunatic State,' but Norman Finkelstein is Still Optimistic....

Cathal Sheerin | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Politics
Cathal Sheerin

Political scientist, activist and author of the Holocaust Industry and Beyond Chutzpah, the famous Dr. Norman Finkelstein was in Belgium, to talk abou...

The Middle East You Don't See

Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber | Posted 31.03.2013 | UK Politics
Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber

Recent popular movements across the Arab world have taught us that young people want economic opportunity. They want a pathway to find jobs and pursue their passions. And as populations soar throughout the Middle East, the need for economic opportunity will grow even stronger.

Hague Warns Israel Over Plans For 3,000 New Settlements

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 01.12.2012 | UK

The foreign secretary, William Hague, has urged Israel to reconsider its plans to expand settlements on the West Bank over fears the move will undermi...

The Threat That Could Ensure Peace

Max Tholl | Posted 03.06.2012 | UK Politics
Max Tholl

Nuclear weapons could foster peace and relax tensions in this region that is riddled with potential conflict. What might sound overly optimistic or even foolish has in fact a lot of arguments and evidence backing it.

The Peace Process: Three New Year's Resolutions

Lorna Fitzsimons | Posted 04.03.2012 | UK Politics
Lorna Fitzsimons

The New Year is no time for cynicism. It is a time for thinking creatively about how to helping to bring the parties together in direct negotiations and for sustaining the regional environment that can help keep them there.

Betwixt and Between the Israeli Democratic Dream

Joel Braunold | Posted 05.02.2012 | UK
Joel Braunold

Over the past few years a steadily increasing chorus of voices have been warning about anti-democratic legislation finding its way into the Israeli Parliament, the Knesset. Hillary Clinton joined these voices last week in remarks she gave at a conference.

Hague Considers Tougher Sanctions Against Iran

PA | Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2012 | UK Politics

A ban on imports of Iranian oil could feature among tougher sanctions being pushed for by the UK amid an intense diplomatic storm over Monday's attack...

“Christ at the Checkpoint” Conference Will Only Breed More Theological Extremism

Joseph Weissman | Posted 12.01.2012 | Home
Joseph Weissman

Most Messianic Jews are hugely disappointed that the Checkpoint conference will take place with the blessing of the wider church. We feel let down by many institutions within Christianity, and we are sure they can do more to eliminate antisemitism in Christian theology.