Palestine

Palestinian Professor Who Took Students To Auschwitz Denounced As 'Traitor'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK

A professor who took a group of Palestinian students to the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland as part of a project designed to teach empathy and ...

Brinkmanship Risks Taking Israelis and Palestinians to the Edge

Toby Greene | Posted 09.04.2014 | 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.

From Lebanon and Egypt to Israel and Palestine

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

My title itself is an immediate challenge, if not also a contradiction of sorts, since each country echoes its different issues in a MENA jigsaw puzzle that is raddled with unholy alliances, rights' abuses, raw fears or bloody retributions!

UN Week: What Was Trending on Social Media?

Nikita Malik | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

I was live on AlHurra TV-MBN on the 25th of September 2013 discussing the role of the Middle East in UN week. Alhurra is a United States-based Arabic-...

Jordanians Split Over the War in Syria

Nikita Malik | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

In February 2014, Syrian state media accused Jordan of supporting rebels in southern Syria, aided by the United States, Saudi Arabia, and Israel. Inde...

Root of Conflict: Arab Acceptance of Jewish Homeland a Bitter Challenge To Muslim Primacy

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

David Cameron heralding Israel as a Jewish state is nothing new since the British were the first to offer Zionists such a status in 1917.

Syria's Spillover Effect on Jordan

Nikita Malik | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

The Jordanian border is difficult to police. There are more than 40 crossing points, and they are used by both refugees fleeing Syria's civil war and smugglers. Although border guards receive Syrians seeking refuge in Jordan on a daily basis, they must increasingly watch for infiltrators from both sides.

EU Chief's Speech On Palestinian Plight Sparks Israeli Fury

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK

Israeli MPs have walked out of a speech by the chief of the European Parliament after he raised the plight of Palestinians in the West Bank. Martin...

Understanding Social Media in the Middle East

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

In my part of the world, the Middle East, Facebook is equally popular. In fact there are those who have argued that Facebook played a fundamental role in some of the political changes we have seen in the past couple of years.

As the US Turns Against New Sanctions on Iran, Has the Israel Lobby Lost Its Mojo?

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Has Aipac lost its mojo? Is a lobby group famed for its ability to move bills, spike nominations and keep legislators in line now in danger of looking weak and ineffectual? Consider the evidence of the past year.

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.

Blair: Others Have Stupid Religious Wars; We Had Smart Ones

Abby Day | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Politics
Abby Day

When Tony Blair claims it is religious or cultural difference that will fuel 21st century wars, not the ideologies that caused past wars (The Observer, January 26, 2014) he shows only a skewed notion of religion's place in society and history. He projects a narrow idea of what it means to be religious, and diverts attention from other, more systemic problems.

Neither Of These Chaps Is Having A Good Time

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Beneath those diplomatic smiles... oh no wait, they didn't even bother with those. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas looked like he'd smelt the insi...

Disaster Unfolding in the World's Forgotten Prison Camp

Ben Acheson | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK
Ben Acheson

What would life be like in a prison camp? We can postulate about dirty, cramped conditions but few of us will ever experience anything remotely resembling such an ordeal. It is even hard to imagine. The only given is that we would live in hope of being liberated from our nightmare. We would expect to be rescued as quickly as humanly possible.

Nothing's Quiet on the West Bank

Francesca Gosling | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK
Francesca Gosling

Having already witnessed the impact of the Israel-Palestine conflict during volunteering trips whilst studying for her degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies, Sophie explains how she was struck by its effects on everyday life for citizens; rigorous and humiliating searches at road checkpoints, for example, turning 10 minute into an hour.

Peace and Goodwill for Bethlehem in London?

Kester Brewin | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kester Brewin

Earlier this week I attended a fantastic meal put on as part of the 'Bethlehem Unwrapped' festival put together by creative director Justin Butcher. The food was cooked by celebrated chefs Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi. Ottolenghi is Israeli and Tamimi Palestinian.

Nelson Mandela's Death Leaves a Vacuum of Moral Leadership

Tess Finch-Lees | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK
Tess Finch-Lees

Terrorists are filling a position made vacant in the minds of some of our most disaffected young men by a society that will bail out miscreants in suits but starve our youth of investment, care and any hope for the future. Nelson Mandela inherently knew what his contemporaries fail to grasp, if you have nothing, there's nothing left to lose.

When Will the UK Do More Than Whisper for Justice for the Palestinians?

Luke Massey | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Politics
Luke Massey

While the world mourns the death of Nelson Mandela, who galvanised an international movement against the barbarism of racism and oppression, there has never been a more acute time to heed his words: 'We know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians.'

IN PICTURES: Snow Hits The Middle East

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK

The snow that has blanketed much of the Middle East turned Cairo white on Friday - with local news reports claiming it was Egypt's capital's first sno...

From South Africa to Palestine and the MENA Region!

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

I am proud to aver that a few tears welled up in my eyes last week when I heard that Nelson Mandela had passed away at the grand old age of 95....

'A Global Icon'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 06.12.2013 | UK

On his long walk to freedom, Nelson Mandela left footprints way beyond South Africa’s borders. Palestinian campaigners describe him as “totally...

From Egypt and Iran to Palestine and Syria!

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

Forget what self-appointed experts might tell you or what political bureaucrats might suggest either! Just cast a quick look for yourself at the Middle East North Africa (MENA) map today. The inescapable conclusion - the revealing truth if you will - is that things are not going well at all. In fact, things are quite messy - and perilously so too.

'Jews Poisoned & Murdered Arafat Like They Did The Prophet Muhammad'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK

A Palestinian Authority minister has delivered a sermon comparing Yasser Arafat’s death to that of the Prophet Muhammad – and blamed the Jewish pe...

Israeli PM Demands End To Settlement Construction Plans

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Israel’s prime minister has sensationally ordered that his housing minister halt construction plans to build 25,000 homes in the disputed West Bank ...

The Solution Is Not the Problem

Josh Simons | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Josh Simons

I want to tell you two stories. They are very different. But together they make one coherent point, rarely discussed in our media: the solution to the grinding Israel-Palestine conflict is not the problem...