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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 08.10.2014 | 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 11.10.2014 | 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 08.10.2014 | 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 07.10.2014 | 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 07.10.2014 | 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 07.10.2014 | 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 04.10.2014 | 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?