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Israel - A Country Without A Conscience?

Shaughan Dolan | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Politics
Shaughan Dolan

Democracy is only as legitimate as the freedom it guarantees its citizens. Freedom of thought, body and conscience are denied to Israelis as long as it continues to force unwilling teenagers towards war.

Donkey Suicide Bomb Stopped In Gaza Strip

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK

A "suspicious" donkey laden with explosives has been revealed as a surprising form of weaponry in Gaza, the Israeli army has said. The poor donkey ...

The Daily Show Is Suitably Brilliant On The 'Asymmetrical' Conflict In Gaza

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Comedy

"Both sides ARE engaging in aerial bombardment," notes Jon Stewart. "But one side appears to be bom-better at it." Indeed. Check out The Daily Show...

Why I'm Pro-Israeli AND Pro-Palestinian

Lliana Bird | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK
Lliana Bird

Eslam wrote back to my sister in tears. She saw that yes, Israelis are human too! That they are shown the same images as she is. That no one hates her for simply being a Palestinian. That there are people out there who really care for her and her safety. And most of all that there is a chance for peace. She was overwhelmed by all of our love for her. And I decided that this article would instead be dedicated to her. To her strength, and that of all those on BOTH "sides of the fence" who question what they are told, acknowledge that we are all in fact the same, and reach out to each other with hope for peace for ALL.

We Single Israel Out Because We in the West Are Shamefully Complicit in Its Crimes

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Israel is "singled out" today, but by its friends and not just by its enemies. It has been singled out for unparalleled support - financial, military, diplomatic - by the western powers. It is indeed, to quote Ben-Ami, a "special case". Which other country is in receipt of $3billion a year in US aid, despite maintaining a 47-year military occupation in violation of international law? Which other country has been allowed to develop and stockpile nuclear weapons in secret?

Palestine: Something Must Be Done, But What and By Whom?

Gregor Cubie | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics
Gregor Cubie

As Israeli military operations reignited in Gaza on July 8, the familiar indignant echo of "something must be done" rang out around the liberal and non-interventionist quarters of the Western world in a show of solidarity with the trampled Palestinian people that, while admirable, all too often fails to delineate exactly to whom the appeals for reason should be addressed.

Jack Sommers

BBC At Centre Of Information War Over Mythbusting #GazaUnderAttack Video

HuffingtonPost.com | Jack Sommers | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK

The BBC has found itself in the middle of a bitter information war, after it ran a video claiming images shared across social media purportedly showin...

Amnesty International Slams Lebanese Authorities Over Treatment of Palestinian Refugees

Luke McManus | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK
Luke McManus

Amnesty claims that authorities are arbitrarily denying entry to the country for Palestinian men, women and children. This unpredictable border policy is leading to some family members being let in, while others are left behind inside Syria.

Voices of Hate

Robin Lustig | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

Ever since the discovery on Monday of the bodies of the murdered Israeli teenagers, Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach, and ever since the discovery on Wednesday of the body of the Palestinian teenager, Mohammed Abu Khdair, murdered apparently in revenge, I have been hearing voices in my head...

Degrees of Separation: Jordan's Contiguous Border With Israel

Nikita Malik | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

Palestinians who utilise the border crossings between Israel and Jordan are subject regularly to systematic discrimination. It is surprising, therefore, that Jordan continues to consent to Israel manning shared borders, particularly those of the Jordan Valley and the West Bank.

Facebook Page Calls For The Execution Of A Palestinian 'Terrorist' Every Hour Until Missing Israeli Teenagers Are Found

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK

A Facebook page has been set up calling for the execution of a Palestinian “terrorist” every hour until three missing Israeli teens are located. ...

Eighty Arrests Made In Search For Missing Israeli Teens

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Facebook Page Calls For The Murder Of A Palestinian 'Terrorist' Every Hour Until Missing Israeli Teenagers Are Found Israel has arrested 80...

A Pause From Israeli-Palestinian Politics!

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

Despite myriad Palestinian weaknesses, divisions and fratricidal power-plays, Abu Mazen remains by far one of the most dovish Palestinian leaders. But even he cannot deliver the goods today...

An Argentinean in the Holy Land

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK
Dr Harry Hagopian

Dear friends, please pray for me during my pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
With this pithy tweet, Pope Francis embarked last Saturday upon an intense three-day tour of the Holy Land that took him to Amman, Bethlehem and Jerusalem.

The Pope Is In The Middle East, And He's Travelling With A Rabbi And A Muslim

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK

Pope Francis has begun his tour of the Middle East with a plea for religious tolerance, as part of a visit aimed at sending a message of hope to the r...

UN Demands Investigation After Unarmed Palestinian Teens Are 'Shot Dead By Israeli Troops'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK

Security footage apparently showing two unarmed Palestinian teenagers being shot dead by Israeli soldiers has emerged. The film, shot from nearby ...

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 08.06.2014 | 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 06.06.2014 | 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 21.05.2014 | 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 21.05.2014 | 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 12.05.2014 | 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 21.04.2014 | 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.