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Nelson Mandela's Death Leaves a Vacuum of Moral Leadership

Tess Finch-Lees | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK
Tess Finch-Lees

Terrorists are filling a position made vacant in the minds of some of our most disaffected young men by a society that will bail out miscreants in suits but starve our youth of investment, care and any hope for the future. Nelson Mandela inherently knew what his contemporaries fail to grasp, if you have nothing, there's nothing left to lose.

When Will the UK Do More Than Whisper for Justice for the Palestinians?

Luke Massey | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Politics
Luke Massey

While the world mourns the death of Nelson Mandela, who galvanised an international movement against the barbarism of racism and oppression, there has never been a more acute time to heed his words: 'We know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians.'

IN PICTURES: Snow Hits The Middle East

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK

The snow that has blanketed much of the Middle East turned Cairo white on Friday - with local news reports claiming it was Egypt's capital's first sno...

From South Africa to Palestine and the MENA Region!

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

I am proud to aver that a few tears welled up in my eyes last week when I heard that Nelson Mandela had passed away at the grand old age of 95....

'A Global Icon'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 06.12.2013 | UK

On his long walk to freedom, Nelson Mandela left footprints way beyond South Africa’s borders. Palestinian campaigners describe him as “totally...

From Egypt and Iran to Palestine and Syria!

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

Forget what self-appointed experts might tell you or what political bureaucrats might suggest either! Just cast a quick look for yourself at the Middle East North Africa (MENA) map today. The inescapable conclusion - the revealing truth if you will - is that things are not going well at all. In fact, things are quite messy - and perilously so too.

'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.