Civilians Must Never Be Intentionally Targeted Under International Human Rights Law

Noam Schimmel | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Politics
Noam Schimmel

It is a fundamental principle of international criminal law and international human rights law that civilians may not be subjects of intentional violent acts aiming to kill, seriously injure, terrorize, and torture including in the context of attempts at achieving national self-determination.

Without Hope Peace Is a Meaningless Process

William Bell | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK
William Bell

What we are currently witnessing is the result of entrenched raw hostility which has been allowed to deepen chiefly due to a refusal to tackle impunity. Palestinians exist in ever decreasing circles while the Israeli Government acts as if expansion is critical for the state's survival.

Palestinian Infant Killed in Arson Attack: Where is the Justice?

Tasnim Nazeer | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK
Tasnim Nazeer

Every individual in the world has a right to live in peace and in order to ensure we must speak up on injustices and give a voice to those underrepresented communities in order to eradicate the bad and promote ways to facilitate a better future. I pray for little Ali Dawabsheh and his family and hope that this tragedy brings reforms so that one day they can lead a stable and prosperous life.

'Apartheid' Bus Ban Separating Palestinians And Israelis Lifted Moments After Coming Into Force

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK

A bus ban that forbid Palestinians from travelling on Israeli coaches and was heavily criticised as being tantamount to “apartheid” has been suspe...

People Are Really Angry About This Waitrose 'Israeli' Recipe Book

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK

Waitrose Kitchen Magazine has stirred up controversy by including a 'Taste of Israel' advertising booklet inside its usual publication, containing wha...

Banksy Has Been Busy In Gaza

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK

World renowned British street artist Banksy has revealed a series of new works in the Gaza Strip, created in the wake of the Israeli Army's Operation ...

Mehdi Hasan

The Liberal Zionist Smeared As An 'Employee Of Hamas' For Being Anti-Netanyahu | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Politics

Throughout November, The Huffington Post UK is featuring its Beyond Belief series, chronicling the remarkable lives of Britons who've taken on...

21 Pictures Of Palestinians Clashing With Israeli Police Over Jerusalem Holy Site

AP | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK

A Jerusalem holy site at the heart of recent tensions between Israelis and Palestinians was quiet on Friday, police said, after age restrictions for M...

Towards Peace and Justice: The Transformative Potential of Empathy (Part 2)

Noam Schimmel | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Noam Schimmel

We live, by and large, in the aggregate, in a permanent state of empathy deficit. If empathy were a more common value there would be less violence and discrimination in the world, both structurally in collective ways and interpersonally, individually.

A Note of Thanks

Noam Schimmel | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK
Noam Schimmel

After I read a piece in The Guardian by Izzeldin Abueleish, a Palestinian doctor, I felt a deep sense of gratitude. Having suffered the profoundest ...

Anti-Jewish Attacks On The Rise In Britain During Israel-Gaza Offensive

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK

As violent attacks against Jewish communities and businesses continue in Europe, antisemitic incidents are also on the rise in Britain, according to n...

Why I'm Pro-Israeli AND Pro-Palestinian

Lliana Bird | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK
Lliana Bird

Eslam wrote back to my sister in tears. She saw that yes, Israelis are human too! That they are shown the same images as she is. That no one hates her for simply being a Palestinian. That there are people out there who really care for her and her safety. And most of all that there is a chance for peace. She was overwhelmed by all of our love for her. And I decided that this article would instead be dedicated to her. To her strength, and that of all those on BOTH "sides of the fence" who question what they are told, acknowledge that we are all in fact the same, and reach out to each other with hope for peace for ALL.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Open Up Your 'Dirt' Books!

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday 9 July 2014... 1) OPEN UP YOUR 'DIRT BOOKS'! Will we see full disclosure? From the Times: "West...

Brinkmanship Risks Taking Israelis and Palestinians to the Edge

Toby Greene | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK
Toby Greene

The wider international community can play a role at this critical moment. To keep open the window for a negotiated solution, Europe and the United States must make clear their expectation that the Palestinians should refrain from unilateral steps and stay at the table.

Cameron's Visit To Israel-Palestine To Urge 'Difficult Final Steps' To Peace

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron will use his first visit to Israel and the Palestian territory to call on leaders to take the "difficult final steps" to resolve the dec...

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.

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.

Syria's Refugee Crisis: History on Repeat and No Superhero to the Rescue

Neil Durkin | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

Cyber City is notable because many of the people there are actually Palestinians from Syria, ie people who were historically already refugees from Palestine. In other words, they're 'double refugees'. If this wasn't bad enough, they're even caught in a sort of geopolitical administrative loophole. As Palestinian refugees they're supposed to fall under the care of the UN's Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and not the main refugee agency, the UNHCR. It means that if you're one of the 9,000 Palestinians from Syria who've fled to Jordan you will not be eligible for UNHCR aid.

No Time for the Olive Branch: Profile on Samia Halaby

Tam Hussein | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tam Hussein

Critics might accuse the majority of the Palestinian diaspora's work as being political, and by implication less worthy of praise. But Halaby embraces the label. "Semantics!" she says to The Majalla, "Don't be fooled: everything we do is political. Staying silent is political . . . Yes, my art is political."

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.

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...

Rami Hamdallah Shock Resignation As Palestinian PM

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK

The newly-sworn in Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has resigned less than one month into office. Hamdallah, a British-educated academic w...

PHOTOS: How Do Children In Gaza Spend Their Summer Breaks?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK

For most kids at summer camp, playing 'capture the flag' is about as serious as the games get. But for these Palestinian children, summer camp is spen...

Says Some Girls Enjoy Rape, Israeli Judge Tells Court

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK

An Israeli judge has caused widespread outrage after announcing to a court that "some girls enjoy being raped" during a hearing centred on the gang ra...

IN PICTURES: The Stateless Women Denied Healthcare, Passports And Education

The Huffington Post UK | linda Dorigo And Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK

Dancing in front of the mirror, or lounging in the living room smoking a cigarette, nothing seems to set these women apart from their Lebanese neighbo...