Backlash As Ken Livingstone Avoids Expulsion From Labour Party For Hitler Claim

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Politics

Ken Livingstone has escaped expulsion from the Labour Party for comments he made about Hitler. The former mayor of London – who has been suspended s...

Ken Livingstone Says He's Not Been Expelled From The Labour Party

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Politics

Ken Livingstone says he has been suspended from the Labour Party for comments he made about Hitler. The former mayor of London – who has been suspen...

Ken Livingstone Blames Jewish Chronicle For Hitler Row

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Politics

Ken Livingstone has blamed the Jewish Chronicle newspaper for the damage done to the Labour Party after he suggested Adolf Hitler had supported Zionis...

Labour, Under A Misapprehension

Iddo Goldfarb | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Politics
Iddo Goldfarb

Does anyone remember that old Panorama episode about Scientology? I'm thinking particularly of the clip in which, having spent the past few months fo...

A Note to Ken: Nick Griffin Said Hitler Was a "Zionist" Too

Colin Cortbus | Posted 30.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Colin Cortbus

Unfortunately, calling Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler a "Zionist" is also the official position of Nick Griffin, the former leader of the anti-Semitic, neo-fascist British National Party.

Without Hope Peace Is a Meaningless Process

William Bell | Posted 15.10.2016 | 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.

The Far-Left Must Not Be Allowed to Politicise Identity

David Browne | Posted 02.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

We should not simply wait for the Far-Left to marginalise themselves and tear themselves apart; so long as they continue to presumptively appropriate voices and claim to speak for others, we must continue to speak out and demonstrate that they do not.

Louise Mensch's Latest Twitter Gaffe Is Her Best Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK

Former Conservative MP Louise Mensch is fast building a reputation for a limited nuance in religious affairs after getting into a muddle during a heat...

Bizarre 'Password 360' Conspiracy Theories Are Linking The CIA And Israel To Isis

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK

It sounds like an absurd rant on Facebook or a tinpot blog with a minuscule following, but the conspiracy theory that either Mossad or the CIA are fun...

Real Israel vs 'Nasty Israel'

Toby Greene | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Politics
Toby Greene

Take a list of straw man arguments then knock them down with cut and paste using any paragraph from the web which might support the alternative view. This is journalism? This is political commentary? Well sadly it often is when we are talking about Israel...

Miliband Meets His Israeli Family

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Politics

Labour leader Ed Miliband renewed some old family ties during a trip to Israel. Miliband, who was joined by his wife Justine, got some snaps for th...

The 'Quenelle' Salute Is Not Anti-Authority, It's Anti-Semitic

Steve Rose | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Politics
Steve Rose

If you believe Nicolas Anelka, his use of the 'quenelle' was a conscious and deliberate "up yours" to the French establishment in support of friend Dieudonné M'Bala M'Bala. But, for many in this country, the 'quenelle' was almost unheard of, and many still argue that it is an apolitical rejection of the state and Zionism. However, it is a ghastly reminder of modern anti-Semitism.

What Is Zionism?

Jonathan Hunter | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jonathan Hunter

For the obsessive anti-Zionist, Israel stands for ethnic cleansing. 'Zionism is colonialism' they scream (something which doesn't even rhyme). 'It's a racist, expansionist ideology!' And for so many passionate Zionists, their ideology is merely an 'insurance policy.' 'Jews are persecuted everywhere, they need a homeland.'

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...

Israel the Synecdoche

Gabriel Webber | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK
Gabriel Webber

When one talks about 'the evils of drink', it's pretty obvious that one isn't talking about Coca-Cola (although admittedly they're pretty evil too). I...

'Israel Is A Wound To Be Removed From The Body Of The Islamic World'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK

UPDATE: Reports published on Friday say Iranian President-elect Hassan Rouhani was misquoted by several news agencies. The Iran-Israel Observer states...

Up Against The Wall

Seth Freedman | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Politics
Seth Freedman

William Sutcliffe burns with passion when discussing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, stressing his belief that 'it's time for Jews to stand up and say something' about the decades-old occupation of the West Bank.

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.

'Christians Don't Need Defending By You'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

Faith leaders have spoken out against the EDL's religious "recruitment drive", which has seen the far-right group attempt to bond with Christians, Jew...

Jessica Elgot

Blind Faith

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK

The English Defence League is exploiting religious tension and historical grievances to recruit religious Christians, Jews, Hindus and Sikhs with anti...

'Jews Are Spreading Homosexuality In Bid For World Domination'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK

Jews are financing the spread of homosexuality across the world, helped by the US and UK, according to a state-sponsored newspaper in Iran. Mashreg...

Israel, Let Kafka Go!

Benjamin Lazarus | Posted 07.09.2012 | Home
Benjamin Lazarus

In 1918, Kafka wrote about the early kibbutzim in Palestine, arguing there should be no legal courts - "Palestine needs earth (...) but it does not need lawyers". Until Israel realizes world Jewry and their cultural assets are not automatically property of the Jewish state, and removes its lawyers from this sorry tale - the world will continue to be starved of a true literary great's work.

UK Action on Israel/Palestine

Matthew Harris | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK Politics
Matthew Harris

Okay, so it's always easy to be cynical about signs of life in the Israeli/Palestinian peace process. But (and it is a big but), I can't help feeling encouraged by the moderate success - or lack of failure - of recent talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators in Jordan.

Ed Miliband Needs to Seize This Teachable Moment

Lorna Fitzsimons | Posted 06.02.2012 | UK Politics
Lorna Fitzsimons

Paul Flynn is not an anti-Semite. But his recent remarks, about the British Ambassador to Israel, Matthew Gould, gave expression, surely inadvertently, to a very old anti-Semitic idea: the eternally 'divided loyalty of the Jew.'

Supporting Upgrade in Palestine's Status

Hannah Weisfeld | Posted 25.11.2011 | UK Politics
Hannah Weisfeld

To break from a mould of support that was created 63 years ago with the advent of the State of Israel represents a paradigm shift within not just Jewish communities, but also the wider international community.