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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 ...

Tony Blair Resigns as Peace Envoy on Day of Queen's Speech - A Good Day to Bury Bad News?

Sayed Bukhari | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Politics
Sayed Bukhari

Tony Blair resigned as Middle East peace envoy yesterday. It was a perfectly timed resignation - just after the Queen's speech at the state opening of parliament when all the political writers were busy writing about the Tories' plans for government for the next five years.

'Apartheid' Bus Ban Separating Palestinians And Israelis Lifted Moments After Coming Into Force

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK

A bus ban that forbid Palestinians from travelling on Israeli coaches and was heavily criticised as being tantamount to “apartheid” has been suspe...

As a Failed MP, Maybe It's Time George Galloway Switched Professions

Shamim Chowdhury | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Politics
Shamim Chowdhury

Now that he finds himself without a day job, maybe it is time for Galloway to focus his energies on what he does best. Maybe he will do a greater service to society as an activist and speaker fighting for the causes he believes in rather than a salaried MP who doesn't seem to create enough of an impact to get re-elected.

Where Will 'Hell' Strike Next?

William Bell | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
William Bell

The Middle East today is in a perilous condition, with violent conflict, poverty and large scale displacement increasing. For too long the international community has pursued politics and largely ignored vulnerable communities.

Over Two Dozen UK Students' Unions Backed BDS

Malaka Shwaikh | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Malaka Shwaikh

The latest BDS victory in the UK was at the Sussex Students' Union on Friday the 27th of March. Sussex tried last year to pass an academic boycott motion that ended unsuccessfully with the majority of students voting against it.

People Are Really Angry About This Waitrose 'Israeli' Recipe Book

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK

Waitrose Kitchen Magazine has stirred up controversy by including a 'Taste of Israel' advertising booklet inside its usual publication, containing wha...

The #AskHamas Hashtag Goes Viral In A Predictably Nasty Way

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK

Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas has launched a social media campaign to defend itself against charges of terrorism. The week-long push officia...