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'Jews Poisoned & Murdered Arafat Like They Did The Prophet Muhammad'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK

A Palestinian Authority minister has delivered a sermon comparing Yasser Arafat’s death to that of the Prophet Muhammad – and blamed the Jewish pe...

Israeli PM Demands End To Settlement Construction Plans

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Israel’s prime minister has sensationally ordered that his housing minister halt construction plans to build 25,000 homes in the disputed West Bank ...

The Solution Is Not the Problem

Josh Simons | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Josh Simons

I want to tell you two stories. They are very different. But together they make one coherent point, rarely discussed in our media: the solution to the grinding Israel-Palestine conflict is not the problem...

Arafat's Legacy

Barak Seener | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Barak Seener

A viable Palestinian state obviously requires territorial concessions on the part of the Israelis. It also depends on the Palestinian willingness to abandon the spirit of Arafat's resistance that has contributed nothing to the well-being of the average Palestinian.

Yasser Arafat May Have Been Poisoned With Polonium Experts Reveal

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Traces of polonium-210 have been found on clothing used by Yasser Arafat, Swiss radiation experts have confirmed. The existence of the radioactive...

The 1973 War Reminds Israelis of Their Vulnerability

Toby Greene | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Toby Greene

The legacy of the Yom Kippur War, forty years on, helps explains why Israel is wary of trusting others to stand by it in time of need...

Hundreds of Students Trapped in Gaza as Egypt Maintains Harsh Restrictions on Travel

Patrick Keddie | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Patrick Keddie

At the Rafah crossing, linking Egypt and Gaza, an exhausting, nerve-rending ritual has been played out for weeks. Hundreds of people regularly crowd into the departure lounge on the Gazan side, desperately hoping to get be allowed to cross into Egypt...

The Message That Warned of 9/11 And Still Matters

Simon J Clark | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK
Simon J Clark

Because of the Pakistani man's explanation of the message, for me the terrible events of September 11, 2001 came to testify to the need for the American government to understand the sometimes hidden negative impact of its actions, for America's own wellbeing.

WATCH: Israeli Soldiers And Palestinians Do 'Gangnam Style'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.08.2013 | UK

Israeli soldiers who danced to 'Gangnam Style' at a Palestinian disco have drawn the wrath of the military for exposing themselves to "unnecessary dan...

Dialogue Between Christians and Jews Is Vital, No Matter How Painful

Reverend David Gifford | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK
Reverend David Gifford

Today is the first day of Christian festival Greenbelt, which similar to Limmud for Jews, provides an opportunity for Christians to come together, share ideas and debate issues. Taking place over four days in Gloucestershire, there was one speaker on the bill in particular that caught our attention.

Joy, Passion and Talent in Abundance

Cathy Graham | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Cathy Graham

There is still a huge challenge in delivering musical education to children in the Palestinian Territories. Limitations on financial resources mean that teachers' salaries are low, instruments are often of poor quality, and teaching resources can be basic - and it's also difficult for foreign teachers to get visas to work there.

Israel Approves 1,200 New Settler Homes

PA | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK

Israel has approved building nearly 1,200 more settlement homes and prepared the release of more than two dozen long-held Palestinian prisoners. Th...

Israel Approves 1,200 New Settler Homes

PA | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK

Israel has approved building nearly 1,200 more settlement homes and prepared the release of more than two dozen long-held Palestinian prisoners. Th...

LGBTQ Palestinians and the Solidarity Role We Should Be Playing

Gary Spedding | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gary Spedding

Despite a deeply conservative society, traditional cultural norms, and the added complexity of military occupation, some Palestinians are working hard to achieve recognition, protection and normalisation for sexual and gender diversity.

Amid the Resumption of Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks, is a Peace Agreement on the Horizon?

Max Sobell | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Max Sobell

Secretary of State John Kerry's efforts to bring both the Palestinian Authority and the Israelis back to the negotiating table should be lauded as a positive step, the obstacles to any potential peace agreement are still ever-present, numerous and seemingly, at the moment, unsolvable.

Can the West Finally Turn Off Its Tolerance for the Saudis?

Benjamin Lazarus | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Politics
Benjamin Lazarus

For decades, the West has tolerated Saudi Arabia because of their oil supply. A blind eye has been turned as the country continually abused religious and political minorities, apostates, homosexuals, and women.

The Week That Was: Something to Celebrate

Carla Buzasi | Posted 19.09.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

July 2013 is most likely to go down in history as the month the heir to the throne was born (it can't be that much longer, can it?), but this week delivered plenty of other reasons to pop the champagne corks. Whether it was England's cricketers keeping the Aussies in check at Lords, the glorious weather continuing to toast the country from top to toe, or the historical moment when gay marriage finally became legal, cracking a smile hasn't been difficult these past seven days.

Hague Welcomes Breakthrough In Middle East Peace Process

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK

William Hague has applauded the announcement that Israel and Palestine are to renew peace talks after a five year hiatus. The British Foreign Secretar...

Whether We Like It or Not, The Settlers Have Won - The Two-State Solution Is Now Impossible

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

It is now a matter of when, not if, the West Bank boils over into violent protests. All eyes are on events in Damascus, Cairo and Istanbul while Israel continues to oversee the long­est military occupation in the world, 46 years and counting.

Arab Bedouin Denied Entry To Israeli Swimming Pool

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK

An undercover journalist has secretly filmed a clerk at a sports facility in Israel apparently implying its "locals-only policy" is to keep out Bedoui...

The Wall in Bond Street

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

The Wall that separates Israel and the West Bank generates strong arguments - for and against. The Palestinian artist Khaled Jarrar has, very cleverly, recreated the Wall with a hole in it as the only entrance to see the rest of the show.

Throngs Of People In Gaza Welcome Arab Idol Winner

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK

A 23-year-old wedding singer living in Gaza has become a national obsession in Palestine after winning the Arab Idol singing competition. Mohammed ...

Twice Exiled - Palestinian-Syrian Refugees Find Little Support in Egypt

Patrick Keddie | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK
Patrick Keddie

Mohammed is a thin man in his sixties, with pale blue eyes. His family fled Haifa during the nakba in 1948 - the forcible displacement of Palestinians to make way for the nascent Israeli state -and settled in a refugee camp in Syria, where Mohammed was born.

UN: Palestinian Children 'Routinely Tortured & Used As Human Shields By Israeli Forces'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK

Palestinian children are being used as human shields and tortured in custody by Israeli forces, a report from a UN human rights watchdog has found. ...

Am I Still From Over There?

Sara Yasin | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Politics
Sara Yasin

Today is important. Not only because there are flagrant human rights abuses, but also because those of us that wander have lost and will continue to lose. Those of us that are first generation might have experienced visits or the scattered memories of our parents, but that loss, that inability to return, is one that will continue to be passed through generations.