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Student Activists Lobby UK Visa Office for Gaza to Re-Open

Malaka Shwaikh | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Malaka Shwaikh

At least ten Gazan students have been awarded MA scholarships to study in the UK universities but have not yet been able to travel. This is mainly because the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK has ordered the UK office in Gaza to remain closed, even though the war is over.//

It's the Occupation, Stupid

Stephen Kinnock | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Politics
Stephen Kinnock

The history of Israel-Palestine is undoubtedly complex, but its present is actually far less so. For when you boil all the issues down to their essence, the fact is that the presence of 550,000 Israeli settlers on land that has been internationally recognised as occupied is what drives this conflict. The two-state solution will continue to be a pipe-dream unless and until Israel decides that it's prepared to end the occupation: it's as simple as that... The world knows that this must never be allowed to happen again, and it recognises more clearly than ever that the onus is now on Israel to come to the negotiating table in good faith. The peace process has seen many false dawns, but it's just possible that this time it could be different.

Conformed to the Ice, Rice, Rubble Bucket Challenge?

Rima Amin | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Tech
Rima Amin

"Those doing the "Ice Bucket Challenge" are just trying to fit in." - These are the words of critiques. But if this raising awareness and donating to charity is becoming a trend - Why wouldn't people want to be part of that and why would should they receive criticism for doing so?

How Can the Palestinians Resurrect Their Damaged Enclave?

Yasmin Ahmed | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Yasmin Ahmed

The scale of Gaza's humanitarian crisis has concerned human rights organisations significantly... Across the world, demonstrators are calling for an end to Israel's offensive and its policy on Gaza. A flourishing percentage of the world's population have concluded that the occupation of Palestine's an ample error and that history must be rectified.

Self-interest, Sycophancy and Strategic Failure - How Britain Lost The War On Muslim Radicalisation

Mohammed Ansar | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Politics
Mohammed Ansar

What we see today - the radicalisation of young British Muslims, the alienation and marginalisation from mainstream society and joining ISIL / Islamic State - has not happened overnight. It has been a slow and painful slide into the abyss.

Graphic Pictures Show Gaza's Zoo Animals Have Also Become Victims Of War

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC PICTURES Weak, hungry and traumatised - shell-shocked zoo animals are the latest victims in the Gaza conflict, heartbreaking image...

Quick, Pick a Side, Israel or Palestine?

Isabelle Younane | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Isabelle Younane

Apparently we are presented with two monochromatic sides of this argument, Team Israel vs. Team Gaza, and failure to select one on the basis of who is or is not a terrorist means that your opinion is unlikely to rear its humdrum head in mainstream news or grant you a few thousand followers on Twitter.

How Twitter Has Changed Warfare Forever

Danny Coleman-Cooke | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Tech
Danny Coleman-Cooke

It is clear that social media is now an indispensable part of the toolkit for anyone involved in modern conflict, but it also seems likely that its impact will help shape military tactics and decision making in the future. Political commentators occasionally refer to the 'CNN effect', where emotive TV pictures encourage governments to both enter and exit wars and humanitarian disasters.

From Egypt to Saudi Arabia, the Arab World Has Abandoned the Palestinians

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

The inconvenient truth is that the collective punishment of the Pales­tinian people in Gaza is a collective endeavour in its own right - led by Israel, enforced by Egypt, endorsed by Saudi Arabia. Pity the poor Palestinians. Their territories are occupied by the Jewish state; their cause is abandoned by the Arab world.

Gaza: Should TV Media Coverage Always Be 'Impartial'?

Paul Blanchard | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK
Paul Blanchard

What Israel is doing to Gaza is sickening. This civilised, westernised, democratic state is lobbing bombs into a city centre packed with people, with seemingly little regard for who dies: little children, disabled people, old ladies, pregnant women - anyone is fair game.

Hacks Bleed, Too

Endeavour Press | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK
Endeavour Press

As the graveyards of Gaza overflow, spats between journalists over how this most deadly and one-sided conflict should be reported might seem an irrelevance. But Jon Snow of Channel 4 News took to YouTube to editorialise his personal horror at what he'd witnessed when the children of Palestine failed to find shelter from Israel's tanks and jets.

George Galloway Investigated By Police Over Declaration Of Bradford As An 'Israel-Free Zone'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK

Yorkshire Police are to launch an investigation into comments made by the Respect MP George Galloway, who was caught on video standing in front of a P...

The NUS Should Be Ashamed of Their 'Israel Boycott'

Jonathan Hunter | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jonathan Hunter

It is with great disappointment to note that the National Union of Students' Executive Council voted to join the call demanding sanctions against the State of Israel. If anyone stands for the welfare of all students on campus, they should condemn this petty and divisive action in the strongest terms.

NUS Votes To Boycott Israel In Controversial Decison

The Huffington Post UK | Ben Jackson | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The National Union of Students has passed a motion boycotting companies that support Israel, but has risked alienating its Jewish members. Represen...

Gaza: Why Outrage Isn't Enough

Richard Burden | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Politics
Richard Burden

UK ministers always seem to preface what they say about the crisis in Gaza by acknowledging Israel's right to self defence against attack. I agree with them about that. Actually, the Palestinians have the right of self defence too. The point is that neither can credibly be invoked to justify the carnage that is unfolding.

Palestinian Man Shot Dead After Digger Rampage In Jerusalem

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK

Israeli police have shot dead a Palestinian man after he commandeered an industrial excavator and used it to overturn a bus. A 25-year-old pedestri...

Israel and Jews Are Evil? Not in the Eyes of This British Muslim Man

Hannah Gal | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK
Hannah Gal

With Israel high on the world's agenda, I share my interview with Kasim Hafeez, a British Muslim who dared question his strong anti Semitic upbringing. The young man has bravely travelled to "Satan Israel" on a fact finding, life transforming mission.

Palestinian Football Legend Becomes Victim Of Gaza Violence

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Sport

A Palestinian football legend has become one of the many victims in the ongoing Gaza crisis. Ahed Zaqout was killed when an Israeli bomb hit his ap...

Has This 16-Year-Old Become Gaza's Best Reporter?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK

A teenage girl claiming to live in Gaza is live tweeting the bombardment of her city by Israeli troops. Her Twitter account identifies her as Fara...

We Are Better Than This

Hilary Stauffer | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK
Hilary Stauffer

So, while the powers-that-be retreat to their various lairs and try to figure out how to stop killing each other long enough to re-stock their arsenals, here's my modest proposal: nobody is right. We are all wrong. Because you know there's another side to the story, and you are completely uninterested in trying to understand it.

My Family Are Alive, But What They Have Been Through Is Undescribable

Malaka Shwaikh | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Malaka Shwaikh

On Sunday, I was in London preparing myself to go to Sheffield. I checked the news and the first photo I noticed is of my aunt and cousin along with their children. They were crying. This was scary enough for me to start unconsciously crying. Reading the news, I know that my family have no more homes or are dead.

An Open Letter to Pro-Palestinian Protestors

Dave Rich | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK
Dave Rich

The reason I'm writing to you today is to discuss things that happen here in Britain and in other European countries. You see, it seems that sometimes, some people find it difficult to distinguish between protesting against Israeli policy and abusing Jews here in Britain. You'd think the difference between the two would be fairly obvious, but apparently not. So in that spirit, and to help you tell right from wrong, here are a few tips.

MH17 and Israeli Air Strikes: How the West Responds to Civilian Casualties

Marta-Emilia Bona | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Marta-Emilia Bona

The continuing conflict between Israel and Palestine is complex, far-reaching and historically rooted. Even the most conscientious and politically active individual may find it difficult to maintain a comprehensive level of awareness. However, events like the crash of MH17 remind us that even our privileged position in a peaceful Western nation can't protect us entirely from the fall-out of foreign conflicts.

Is This Man The Solution To The Gaza Conflict?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK

Vladimir Putin, not content with the escalating conflict in Ukraine, now apparently wants to get involved in the violent situation in the Gaza Strip. ...

Pitch Invasion Sees Pro-Palestinian Protesters Clash With Israeli Football Players

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK

A football match between Israeli team Maccabi Haifa and Lille had to be halted after pro-Palestinian protesters stormed the pitch. Lille were lead...