What Can We Personally Do to Get Lasting Peace Between Palestine and Israel?

Sarah Champion | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Politics
Sarah Champion

I am by nature an optimist. When I visited Palestine recently with a cross-party group of MPs, I went with the hope that the two-state solution was still a possibility, but now I'm not so sure...

How Israeli Settlements Are Impacting the Palestines Rightfully Living There

Sarah Champion | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Politics
Sarah Champion

Let me tell you about two places I went to in Palestine to demonstrate the impact of the illegal Israeli settlements of the people who rightfully live there...

Gaza Is a Horrific Humanitarian Disaster That We Cannot Allow to Continue

Sarah Champion | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Politics
Sarah Champion

My trip showed me the hidden scandal, breaking every international law, the illegal occupation of Palestinian land. I believe this will make a two-state solution virtually impossible. Right now, as well as the barrier, Israel is very actively building settlements on Palestinian land and using the protection of the Israelis housed in the settlements as the justification for military rule. If we truly want to see peace in the region, this blatant flouting of the law simply cannot be allowed to continue.

Pictures Show Israeli Soldiers Aiming Guns At Palestinian Teen, Minutes Before She Was Shot Dead

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK

A Palestinian teenager who was repeatedly shot by Israeli forces at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank has died. According to an Israeli army ...

Calling Palestine 'Palestine' in the European Parliament is actually quite important

Alyn Smith | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Politics
Alyn Smith

Today marks a symbolic victory for those who believe that an Israeli-Palestinian peace is only possible if both sides are treated as equals. The European Parliament voted yesterday to change the name of its "Delegation for Relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council" to the "Delegation for Relations with Palestine" by 344 votes to 282.

These Photos Captured By Refugee Children Speak A Thousand Words

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK

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His Name Is Aylan Kurdi: And We Are The Humans Without Humanity

Shehnaz Khan | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK
Shehnaz Khan

They say a picture tells a thousand words, but this one tells a million.

Palestinian Man Saves Five Jewish Students After Their Car Is Firebombed

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK

Five Orthodox Jewish students were rescued by a Palestinian man after their car was firebombed as they travelled through the West Bank on Thursday. ...

Skateboarding in Palestine

Philph E. Burbs | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK
Philph E. Burbs

When you think of the Middle East, you may not associate it with action sports. Certainly not with skateboarding. California - yes, Ramallah - no. So ...

Fuerteventura Retreat for West Bank Yoga Master Trainees

Yousif Nur | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Yousif Nur

Normally, yoga is seen as being for middle class types trying to find themselves, with a particular penchant for tribal tattoos and herbal teas. However this November, a group of 25 Palestinians have been invited to complete their yoga training in the Canary Islands.

Healing Waters From Hebron to Gaza

Kate Rothschild | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK
Kate Rothschild

I leave the region with all the usual feelings, heavy feelings, the same ones people much brighter and more eloquent than me have described through the years. I just have one small, unfurling seed of optimism; knowing that if water could be disentangled from the war, it presents a genuine opportunity for co-operation and relationship building between neighbours. In all the gloom there is a glimmer of hope and it's right there, in the water.

The MENA Region Wrestles With Its Genie!

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

Today, some powers and principalities are trying to lure the MENA genie back into its bottle - with brutal force, lavish financial inducements or political shenanigans. But this genie is cunning: it has tasted freedom outside the bottle and sees its own world with different lenses. Its instincts cannot easily be tamed back into the bottle!

Palestinian Infant Killed in Arson Attack: Where is the Justice?

Tasnim Nazeer | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK
Tasnim Nazeer

Every individual in the world has a right to live in peace and in order to ensure we must speak up on injustices and give a voice to those underrepresented communities in order to eradicate the bad and promote ways to facilitate a better future. I pray for little Ali Dawabsheh and his family and hope that this tragedy brings reforms so that one day they can lead a stable and prosperous life.

Hope Is All That Remains for Susiya

Catherine Wyatt | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Catherine Wyatt

Whilst Susiya might not seem like much, take a short history lesson in Susiya's struggle, and you'll understand why it is so important to its residents, why it has become the poster child for Israeli oppression, and why it is a test case for whether activists can change the policy of conservative Israel.

NUS Condemns Its Own President For 'Breaking Israel Boycott' With A Coca Cola Deal

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The National Union of Students has censured its own president for allegedly failing to implement a boycott on Israel, by agreeing to a deal with Coca ...

Merkel Makes Teen Aslyum Seeker Cry On TV After Telling Her To Leave Germany

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK

It was the moment Angela Merkel was confronted by the harsh reality of her decisions. The German Chancellor became emotional after she was blindsi...

The Global Water Challenge - Science for Diplomacy as Well as Development

Alan Gemmell | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK
Alan Gemmell

We are asking researchers to work across national boundaries and subject disciplines bringing experimental, natural and social science together for the benefit of some of the world's most water poor societies. Our projects may not save the Gazan aquifer but we hope others will.

One Year on From Gaza: The UK Must Stop Arming Israel

Andrew Smith | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

The issue goes beyond the immediate humanitarian impact. When the UK sells weapons it not only facilitates future attacks, it also signals approval for the Israeli government and its pursuit of what amounts to the collective punishment and oppression of the people of Gaza.

The Far-Left Must Not Be Allowed to Politicise Identity

David Browne | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

We should not simply wait for the Far-Left to marginalise themselves and tear themselves apart; so long as they continue to presumptively appropriate voices and claim to speak for others, we must continue to speak out and demonstrate that they do not.

Tearing Down Walls: Here's How to Start

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Politics
Alex Ratcliffe

'Breakingwalls' ambassadors perform in CapeTown 2014 Courtesy of Fran Tarr "Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Tear down this wall." Those words s...

Voices from Gaza in Ramadan 2015: Palestinian Hopes and Struggles

Tasnim Nazeer | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Tasnim Nazeer

As the holy month of Ramadan commenced on Thursday 18th June 2015 around the world, Muslims have started to fast from dawn till dusk. In Gaza, the backdrop whilst breaking fast is a reminder of the suffering, war and destruction that Palestinians are left to face with on a daily basis.

Blair Steps Aside as 'We Are Many' Gains Momentum

Katy Gregory | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Politics
Katy Gregory

It was Percy Bysshe Shelley who penned the line "Ye are many -- they are few." On February 15, 2003, armed with this notion, the world marched agains...

UK Warns Israel Over West Bank, But Still Won't Recognise Palestine

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Politics

Israel will lose the support of its “friends” in the international community if it continues to build settlements in the West Bank, the Government...

First There Was A Secruity Breech, Then A Bomb Threat, Now All This Is Happening...

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK

The first official business day of Fifa's 65th annual congress on Friday was riddled with high drama, as first protesters had to be removed by securit...

Why Fifa's Presidential Election Won't Actually Be The Most Controversial Vote Today

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK

While the contest for Fifa's top role at the football association's annual conference on Friday is gathering all the headlines, it might not actually ...