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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.

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.