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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 04.10.2014 | 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 03.10.2014 | 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 28.09.2014 | 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 28.09.2014 | 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 24.09.2014 | 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...

'I Thought It Was 1938' Israeli Ambassador's Fear Of Rising European Anti-Semtism

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has given the go ahead for another pro-Palestinian demonstration tonight, after widespread condemnation that Paris ...

Jessica Elgot

Using Tinder In The West Bank Means Booty Calls And Casual Racism

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK

Can the magic of Tinder work across the West Bank separation wall? Could it lead to a love story as beautiful as Romeo and Juliet? Maybe, but probably...

Social Media's Propaganda War

Adam Benjamin | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Tech
Adam Benjamin

The validation of opinion, though, appears to have surpassed the pursuit of truth as a priority. Conversation recedes when up against the allure of wilfully ignorant point-scoring. How rich of us to hope for a diplomatic resolution in the Middle East.

Israel-Palestine: Einstein Revisited in Gaza!

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

Let me be clear that the answer does not lie in another military strike against Gaza that kills hundreds of civilians on beaches and in hospitals as much as in hideaways and on the battleground, wreaks havoc, puts paid to all arguments about proportionality as I understand them from my law years and then concludes balefully with a ceasefire that is not unlike previous documents.

Gaza Conflict: Is It Too Late For Negotiated Peace?

Jon Snow | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK
Jon Snow

This cannot go on. Humans live in Gaza, remarkably like us. They laugh, they cry, they die. But too many of them die before their time. And that is true for those 29 Israeli military boys who have died, none older than his 20s. Cannot their end be the starting point for something revolutionarily new? Getting inside each others heads, understanding the other, or is it all just too late?

The Daily Show's Jon Stewart: We Need To Talk About Israel

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Comedy

In this clip from 'The Daily Show' (airing tonight at 00.30am on Comedy Central Extra) Jon Stewart explains how it's difficult to question - or even m...

Israel - A Country Without A Conscience?

Shaughan Dolan | Posted 20.09.2014 | 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 15.09.2014 | 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 15.09.2014 | 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 12.09.2014 | 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...