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Israel and the Kafkaesque

Neil Durkin | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

To paraphrase Kafka's most famous line, one might almost say that one day the country of Israel awoke to discover it had been transformed into a gigantic security state which routinely sets aside basic human rights. Except that no such sudden metamorphosis has taken place. In truth Israel has been acting this way for a very long time.

No, Palestine Has Not Been 'Deleted' From Google Maps

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK

Thousands of people are calling on Google to “reinstate” Palestine after reports the state was deleted from its maps service, but it turns out the...

Two Years on From the Gaza War, We Must Take Action to End the Suffering of the 1.8million Palestinians Living Under a Near Decade-Long Blockade

Sarah Champion | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Politics
Sarah Champion

In the summer of 2014, all eyes fell on the tragic events of the 51-day war in Gaza, infamously known as Operation Protective Edge. The harrowing stories of death, loss and destruction, sparked a monumental show of solidarity across Britain, with many calling for an end to the killing of innocent children and civilians, and demanded a long lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestine conflict.

Palestine: An Ever-Shrinking Map!

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK
Dr Harry Hagopian

Last week, I was invited to deliver a talk in Germany at the annual Synod of the European Diocese of the Church of England. The organisers offered me ninety generous minutes to cover the whole MENA and Gulf regions.

Oriented: Life Is Not an Ideology

Dr Michael Petry | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dr Michael Petry

The film is a fly on the wall documentary of three ordinary young gay men who live in the extra-ordinary world that is the bifurcated society of Tel-Aviv.

Four Killed In Deadly Tel Aviv Market Shooting

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK

Gunmen killed four people and wounded 16 during an attack in an open air shopping complex in Tel Aviv on Wednesday night. Israeli police said the men ...

Palestinian Student: 'Look at Us as Humans, Not Terrorists'

Rima Amin | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK
Rima Amin

Graffiti artist Marck Emaya is a Fine Arts student at Dar al-Kalima University College Arts and Culture in Bethlehem. From childhood he was fascinated...

Tackle Anti-Semitism Because It Is Racism, Not to Avoid Difficult Questions About Israel and Palestine

Richard Burden | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Politics
Richard Burden

Jeremy Corbyn has been right to set up the inquiry led by Shami Chakrabarti. But if the inquiry is going to chart how we more effectively tackle anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and other racism, it is likely that it is going to have to try to define these things. That is not going to be easy.

Empowering Women in the West Bank: Building Opportunities

Tasnim Nazeer | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK
Tasnim Nazeer

A non-profit social enterprise has set out to empower women from low income communities in the West Bank by enabling them to use their talents and train them in artisan work to build a better future for themselves and their families

An Apology to the Jewish Community

Naz Shah | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Politics
Naz Shah

I am sorry. For someone who knows the scourge of oppression and racism all too well it is important that I make an unequivocal apology for statements and ideas that I have foolishly endorsed in the past.

Gaza's 'Forgotten Generation'

Muneeb AbuGhazaleh | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK
Muneeb AbuGhazaleh

Every day, on my way to work in Gaza City, I see tens of thousands of students going to schools and colleges and I often ask myself the same questions. What future is awaiting these young people? What options do they have?

Boycotting These Israeli Goods May Soon Make You A Criminal

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK

The boycotting of goods produced on settlements in the West Bank by local councils and public bodies is to be outlawed, the government will announce t...

Being Labelled a Cheerleader for Islamic Zealots Is No Joke

Lauren Booth | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK
Lauren Booth

This week, several tabloids, ran stories about a sinister-sounding woman who takes time off from fund raising for 'terrorist' families' only to pander to her rarefied hobby as a 'cheerleader for Islamic Zealots.'

Boris Wades Into Israel/Palestine Issue With 'Corduroy-Jacketed, Lefty Academics' Jibe

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK

Boris Johnson has mocked "corduroy-jacketed, snaggletoothed, lefty academics" who back a trade embargo with Israel, saying such a thing would be "comp...

Palestine, International Law, Collusion and Boycott

James Dickins | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Politics
James Dickins

For decades Western states have colluded with Israel in it relentless illegal dispossession and degradation of the Palestinians - all the while procla...

JK Rowling Reveals Why Harry Potter Might Not Have Supported The Israeli Cultural Boycott

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK

JK Rowling has explained why her most famous character wouldn't support the cultural boycott of Israel. Writing on Twitter, the author responded to...

JK Rowling Has A Typically Eloquent Response To Those Calling Her A 'Zionist'

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK

JK Rowling has spoken of the "immense power of art in the world" in defence of her decision not to support a cultural boycott of Israel. The 'Harry...

British Volunteer Attacked By Israeli Gang In West Bank

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK

A British volunteer was attacked by a gang of gun-wielding Israeli thugs in the West Bank as he tried to protect Palestinian farmers during the olive ...

6 Things You Need To Know About A Possible Third Intifada

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK

Two consecutive weeks of violence that has left dozens of Palestinians and eight Israelis dead, and scores more injured, is prompting fears of a kind ...

Palestinian Student Sets Himself On Fire As He Launches Molotov Cocktail At Israeli Soldiers

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Striking pictures have emerged of the clothes of a Palestinian student burning after he set himself on fire during clashes with police in the West Ban...

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

Sarah Champion | Posted 21.10.2015 | 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.