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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.

Professor Hawking, A Boycott Is a Black Hole Too

Tzahi Gavrieli | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Politics
Tzahi Gavrieli

Professor Hawking, if you wanted to have an influence on the future of the Palestinians and on what you claim is Israel's problematic treatment of them, then it would be important for you to be here, in Jerusalem, Israel's capital, to say those things.

Stephen Hawking Joins Academic Boycott Of Israel

Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK

Stephen Hawking has backed the academic boycott of Israel, pulling out of a conference hosted by Israeli president Shimon Peres. In a gesture of su...

Has Google Just Recognised Palestine?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Tech

Google appears to have officially recognised Palestine as a separate country. In a small change to its website, the search engine changed the Araic...

Why Israel Will Miss Fayyad and You Should Too

Toby Greene | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Politics
Toby Greene

It may seem strange that Israelis seem far more concerned about the resignation of Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad than the Palestinians. Israelis, along with the US and European states, value Fayyad - a former IMF economist who has been focused on building a Palestinian state from the ground up and has shown little interest in posturing at the UN.

Scary: How a Blog on Anti-Semitism Generated More Anti-Semitism

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

Just before Easter I wrote a blog on the causes of anti-Semitism as an adjunct to a piece done earlier by Mehdi Hasan. It wasn't particularly controversial. Yet, from most of the comments received one can visualize how some racism spreads through a lack of current events knowledge, revisionist history and just plain bigotry.

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.