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BNP Calls Ukip 'Zionists'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK

The British National Party has attacked the "Zionist" UK Independence Party because of its support for Israel. In a statement posted on its website...

My Neighbourhood: An Israel-Palestine Documentary Review

Sumeet Grover | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sumeet Grover

If I were to rename this film, I would call it 'It is my home; I won't leave it', an uncompromising message used by Sheikh Jarrah's people to hold nonviolent demonstrations against the illegal occupation and forced-eviction from their own homes.

'A Worrying Disregard For Freedom Of Expression'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK

An academic has lost his case against the Universities and Colleges Union, which he alleged is anti-Semitic, with the furious tribunal slamming those ...

Obama's Big Trip: Israel, Palestine and the Audacity of Hope

Rebecca Greig | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK
Rebecca Greig

For Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Obama offered nothing but pretty words and a tacit understanding that all they are getting is sympathy.

Anti-Semitism? Not at Our Dinner Table

Myriam Francois-Cerrah | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK Politics
Myriam Francois-Cerrah

While I support Mehdi for ‎taking a stand against anti-Semitism and urging Muslims to be as diligent in denouncing it as ‎they are Islamophobia, I reject the presumed community complicity implied by his reference to ‎‎"our dirty little secret". ‎

The Sorry Truth Is That the Virus of Anti-Semitism Has Infected the British Muslim Community

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

It pains me to have to admit this but anti-Semitism isn't just tolerated in some sections of the British Muslim community; it's routine and commonplace. Any Muslims reading this article - if they are honest with themselves - will know instantly what I am referring to. It's our dirty little secret. You could call it the banality of Muslim anti-Semitism.

Palestinian Prisoners in Israel: Time to End the Injustice

Keith Taylor | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Politics
Keith Taylor

Last year saw more than 3800 Palestinians arrested and detained by Israeli security services. This constitutes a 16% increase compared to 2011. By the end of 2012, more than 4,750 Palestinians were kept in detention inside Israel.

The Case for Palestine: A Zionist Perspective

Daniel Wickham | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel Wickham

Israel should make peace with the Palestinians now, while they still can, before the Palestinians are pushed too far and a peaceful settlement is rendered impossible.

On Space, Power and Graffiti in Your Underpants

Luke Massey | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Luke Massey

In some ways it's not surprising that the ideas and concepts of thinkers eclipse the people themselves, but to overlook the very human grounding of these notions is to enshrine a vision of ideas as somehow supra-human.

George Galloway and the Politics of Nationality

Tony Mckenna | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Politics
Tony Mckenna

Ultimately there can be no solution to the Israeli-Palestine question 'from above.'

EXCLUSIVE: 'I Was Humiliated'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The Oxford University student responsible for organising an Israel debate has said he was "left humiliated" after George Galloway stormed out, The Huf...

An Open Letter to George Galloway

Mahmood Naji | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Mahmood Naji

It has not escaped my attention that, since discourteously walking out on an event I had spent much time and effort organising, you have been claiming repeatedly that I had "misled" and "deceived" you. I was not intending on replying until I saw you once again attempt to, in my opinion, slander me on Press TV.

‘It Embodies The Idea That Palestinian Children Are Targets’: Israeli Soldier Investigated After Image Of Palestinian Child In Rifle Crosshairs Is Posted On Instagram

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK

A picture of what appears to be the back of a Palestinian boy's head in the crosshairs of a sniper rifle has been posted on an Instagram account belon...

Review: Unhitched - The Trial of Christopher Hitchens by Richard Seymour

Andrew Doyle | Posted 08.04.2013 | Home
Andrew Doyle

Towards the end of the ninth century, Pope Stephen VI had the body of his predecessor Formosus exhumed, dressed in its sacerdotal attire, and propped ...

Obama is a 'Wretched Coward' and Israel is a 'Lunatic State,' but Norman Finkelstein is Still Optimistic....

Cathal Sheerin | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Politics
Cathal Sheerin

Political scientist, activist and author of the Holocaust Industry and Beyond Chutzpah, the famous Dr. Norman Finkelstein was in Belgium, to talk abou...

Campus Politics at Leeds University

Robert Prager | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Robert Prager

Whilst campus politics can often be appear to be both aggressive and antagonistic, it is important to remember the importance of allowing debates to take place on campus. The importance of freedom of speech and respecting the rights of students to protest cannot be understated.

Israel's Move Could Topple UN's House of Cards

Dr Rosa Freedman | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Rosa Freedman

The fact that Israel can unilaterally decide to withdraw from a universal human rights mechanism demonstrates the UN's impotence when it comes to human rights.

Israel Swings Centre-left, Not Right - Oops!

Toby Greene | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Politics
Toby Greene

Anyone who read about the Israeli elections in the UK media in the past week will have been told that Israel was set to choose its most right-wing government ever, and that the star was a young, right-wing nationalist named Naftali Bennett. Oops.

Does Likud Really Want Peace?

Daniel Wickham | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK Politics
Daniel Wickham

An important question needs to be asked: is the Likud party really interested in peace?

Power-sharing in Hebron, the City of Abraham

Edward Platt | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK Politics
Edward Platt

As a Palestinian man once said to me, Jews and Arabs are 'brothers with different mothers', and since the settlers returned to Hebron after the Six Day War, the 'Children of Abraham' have been conducting an experiment in power-sharing in the city of their birth.

Arab-Jewish Unity: An Innovative Direction for Israeli Politics

Gary Spedding | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Politics
Gary Spedding

In just under eleven days, the world will once again tentatively gaze towards the State of Israel, some with optimism and others with harsh skepticism. As elections to the 19th Knesset edge ever closer, we need to be mindful of what the new Knesset could potentially shape up like.

Political Snowmen Sprout On Middle Eastern Landscape

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.01.2013 | UK

As winter storms lash the Middle East, politically-themed snowmen are cropping up along the region's usually arid landscapes. As well as ones wear...

Two Myths About Settlements

Toby Greene | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Politics
Toby Greene

Two myths about settlements have become pervasive and should be challenged. The first is the idea that the biggest barrier in returning to peace talks is Israel's ongoing settlement construction. The second is that the expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank is closing the door on a two-state solution.

Palestinian Authority Officially Changes Its Name To 'State Of Palestine'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK

Mahmoud Abbas has ordered the Palestinian Authority to officially change its name to the State of Palestine. The Palestinian President issued the ...

Why Europe Is Wrong About Jerusalem

Toby Greene | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Politics
Toby Greene

When both sides have a claim to this small but strategically significant piece of land, the way to resolve the issue should be through negotiations between the parties, just as the EU is calling for. Why then has the EU prejudged the outcome of those negotiations by taking the Palestinian side of the argument?