Operation Pillar of Defence

Letter from Gaza: Dust, Drones and Donkeys

Rebecca Greig | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK
Rebecca Greig

The soldier who meets us is all smiles and quips, clapping his hands as if he's chairing a mothers' meeting rather than herding journalists into a war zone. "Come on, come on! Time to get to the front; all press vehicles follow me. Those who don't have a car, hop in".

The Victims of Needless Wars Are Always the Innocents

Liam McLaughlin | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK Politics
Liam McLaughlin

The Israel-Palestine conflict is a defining issue of our time, but has also ended up becoming a primary example of the so-called 'confirmation bias', where a particular position is adopted, and then retrospectively justified with selective pieces of evidence, ignoring anything which may be contradictory.

Gaza Fighting: Which Side Are Our MPs On?

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK Politics

Foreign Secretary William Hague will address the House of Commons today on the "terrible situation in Gaza". In recent days, Hague has blamed the l...

Halting Hamas

Daniel Taub | Posted 19.01.2013 | UK Politics
Daniel Taub

While the rockets targeting Israeli civilians - men, women, and children - do not carry as deadly a payload as that of the German bombs of World War II, their aim is equally sinister and illegitimate: to instill fear in the hearts of Israelis and undermine their right to live in a free and independent state.

Gaza Death Tolls Reaches 100 As Israel Airstrikes Continue

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK

More than 100 people have died in Gaza in six days of airstrikes by Israel, according to Hamas officials as diplomatic efforts continued to find ways ...

'Mow Them Down', 'Bomb Them Back To The Middle Ages'

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK

It seems that everyone these days has an opinion on the conflict between Israel and Hamas - and inflammatory rhetoric is becoming rife. Twitter ha...

'We Don't Want Your War'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK

The Tel Aviv creator of the successful Israel-Loves-Iran campaign has turned his creative movement's focus to the ongoing conflict in Gaza, to plead w...

Israel Ignoring Principles of Distinction and Proportionality

Gary Spedding | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Politics
Gary Spedding

Nothing can be gained through the use of judicial executions or the assassinating of people, even if they are guilty of crimes (terrorism) they have previously committed. The cost to human life should be the single biggest motivating factor toward finding a way to end all violence immediately.

'We Must Flatten Gaza Like The US Flattened Japan'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK

The son of former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon has called for more aggressive tactics against Hamas, calling on the Israel Defence Force to "fl...

Israeli Airstrike Kills Nine Members Of Family On Bloodiest Day Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK

Twenty-three people, including nine children, have reportedly been killed by Israeli airstrikes and shelling on Gaza on the bloodiest day since the cr...

Netanyahu Warns He Is Prepared To 'Significantly Expand' Gaza Operations

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned the country is prepared to "significantly expand" its operation in Gaza as "Operation Pillar of D...

PHOTOS: Thousands Throng To Al-Jabari Funeral

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.11.2012 | UK

Thousands of people thronged to the centre of Gaza City to mourn the death of Hamas military commander Ahmed Al-Jabari, killed in a target Israeli air...