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Amnesty International Slams Lebanese Authorities Over Treatment of Palestinian Refugees

Luke McManus | Posted 03.09.2014 | 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 03.09.2014 | 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 13.08.2014 | 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 09.08.2014 | 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 26.07.2014 | 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.

As the US Turns Against New Sanctions on Iran, Has the Israel Lobby Lost Its Mojo?

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Has Aipac lost its mojo? Is a lobby group famed for its ability to move bills, spike nominations and keep legislators in line now in danger of looking weak and ineffectual? Consider the evidence of the past year.

Israel: What Would It Be Getting Out of Any Palestinian Deal? Not Much

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

The West's experience in Iraq should have offered a lesson about nation building or destroying. Before there can be a Palestinian state all parts of that proposed state have to be at peace with each other and dedicated to peace with Israel.

Blair: Others Have Stupid Religious Wars; We Had Smart Ones

Abby Day | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Politics
Abby Day

When Tony Blair claims it is religious or cultural difference that will fuel 21st century wars, not the ideologies that caused past wars (The Observer, January 26, 2014) he shows only a skewed notion of religion's place in society and history. He projects a narrow idea of what it means to be religious, and diverts attention from other, more systemic problems.

Neither Of These Chaps Is Having A Good Time

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Beneath those diplomatic smiles... oh no wait, they didn't even bother with those. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas looked like he'd smelt the insi...

Disaster Unfolding in the World's Forgotten Prison Camp

Ben Acheson | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK
Ben Acheson

What would life be like in a prison camp? We can postulate about dirty, cramped conditions but few of us will ever experience anything remotely resembling such an ordeal. It is even hard to imagine. The only given is that we would live in hope of being liberated from our nightmare. We would expect to be rescued as quickly as humanly possible.

Nothing's Quiet on the West Bank

Francesca Gosling | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK
Francesca Gosling

Having already witnessed the impact of the Israel-Palestine conflict during volunteering trips whilst studying for her degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies, Sophie explains how she was struck by its effects on everyday life for citizens; rigorous and humiliating searches at road checkpoints, for example, turning 10 minute into an hour.

Peace and Goodwill for Bethlehem in London?

Kester Brewin | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kester Brewin

Earlier this week I attended a fantastic meal put on as part of the 'Bethlehem Unwrapped' festival put together by creative director Justin Butcher. The food was cooked by celebrated chefs Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi. Ottolenghi is Israeli and Tamimi Palestinian.