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...

If John McClane Became a Priest

Adam Hamdy | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Hamdy

Running a marathon in one of the world's hot spots would seem risky to most people, but Doug has a history of undertaking endeavours that would make other people blench.

Banksy Has Been Busy In Gaza

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK

World renowned British street artist Banksy has revealed a series of new works in the Gaza Strip, created in the wake of the Israeli Army's Operation ...

Israelis Could Be Charged With War Crimes When Palestine Joins UN Court

The Huffington Post UK and agencies | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK

Palestine will join the International Criminal Court (ICC) on April 1 this year, paving the way for potential war crimes charges against Israeli offic...

No UN Vote Can Deny the Palestinian People Their Right to Self Determination

John Wight | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Politics
John Wight

As we enter 2015, just what do the Palestinians have to do to win their right to self determination, freedom, and peace? The world cannot expect the Palestinians to accept the daily humiliation and degradation of occupation quietly.

If Mary and Joseph Tried to Reach Bethlehem Today, They Would Get Stuck at an Israeli Checkpoint

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

'Tis the season of Nativity scenes. But here's a question to consider: would Joseph and Mary even have been able to reach Bethlehem if they were making that same journey today? hatever your view of Jesus or Muhammad, if you are a Palestinian resident of the West Bank you are a victim of the longest military occupation in the world.

Desperate Palestinian Prisoners Resorting To Sperm Smuggling

The Huffington Post UK/Al Jazeera | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK

Desperate Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons are resorting to smuggling their sperm to start families. Around 4,700 Palestinians reside in th...

The West Is Sending a Message: It's Fine to be a Violent Regime

Lukas Mikelionis | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Politics
Lukas Mikelionis

The depravity of the west is becoming too obvious. We have lost our sense of knowing what is right and wrong. The foreign policy became dominated by the idea of not offending any feelings and being bought into the culture of relativism. Cuba and Palestine are just the recent examples of how easily the west can be forced into the obedience.

Christmas Break: A Wide Smile

Malaka Shwaikh | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Malaka Shwaikh

Living in England is not a privilege. Here, everything seems to be taken for granted. Few could imagine how it feels to be prohibited from going back home. Or have the feeling of not being able to try calming your traumatised siblings down after they had to run over corpses of neighbours and friends.

Israeli Ambassador's Visit Questions the Debating Culture at Elite Universities

Pina Sadar | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Pina Sadar

Earlier this year, Gaza endured a horrific military assault targeted at Palestinian civilians, many of whom are Durham University current and former students. As a result of continuous shelling, the death toll exceeded 2200, with thousands more Palestinians being heavily injured and struggling to restore their lives in the besieged and occupied homeland...

Sea Changers - Can Literature Change the World?

Mik Scarlet | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

On a cold November night I fought my way through the twisting lanes of Brighton to the Fisherman's Vestry, part of the beautiful St Paul's Church, to take part in an intimate literary event which aimed to explore the connections between creative writing and campaigning.

Tensions Rise In Middle East Over House Demolitions And Bus Driver 'Hanging'

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Paul Vale | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK

Middle East tensions have risen after Israel said on Monday it has sent notices to the families of several Palestinians in the West Bank implicated in...