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Israeli President Shimon Peres (L) stands next British Prime Minister David Cameron (R) as he signs the guestbook during a welcoming ceremony at the presidential compound in Jerusalem on March 12, 2014.

The truth about the UK's pro-Israel lobbies

Why did our government ignore the slaughter in Gaza, and continue to sell arms to Israel? The answer lies in two of Britain's influential pressure groups

Israeli soldiers detain a Palestinian protester following a demonstration

Despite claims that anti-Semitism is on the rise in the UK, it's Israel's critics who need protection

Those who dare speak out against the massacre in Gaza face real danger

A Palestinian man carries the body of a one-year-old baby Noha Mesleh, who died of wounds sustained after a UN school in Beit Hanun was hit by an Israeli tank shell

Gaza is too busy burying its children to report on injured owls

The brutal imbalance of this one-sided conflict has now been fully exposed

Demonstrators march through the streets from outside the Israeli embassy in central London on July 26, 2014, calling for an end to violence in Gaza.

There’s nothing new about conflating criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism

Only 15 per cent of the UK supports Israel's offensive. Are the rest anti-Semites?

Palestinians paramedics lift the body of a man from the Al Shejaeiya neighbourhood, during a brief period of ceasefire requested by local rescue forces to retrieve dead and wounded from the Shuja'iyya neighbourhood in east Gaza City

Israel has discovered that it's no longer so easy to get away with murder in the age of social media

All you now need is a mobile phone and a Twitter account to hold power to account, and help change history

A Palestinian man reads a leaflet dropped by Israeli Defense Forces over the Shuja'iyya neighbourhood in east Gaza. The paper says residents of the area are supposed to leave the area immediately and seek shelter in the center of Gaza City before the Israeli airforce will commence airstrikes. According to Israeli sources 100,000 people were notified to flee, only a few did

As a child growing up in Israel, I saw how Palestinians became increasingly dehumanised

Fifty years later, we are now witnessing the result. Can you imagine if the British had treated the Irish in the same way?

Left: Palestinians carry the body of three-year-old Mohammed Mnassrah; Right: Ayelet Shaked, a member of the Jewish Home party in Israel's Knesset

Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport

I can no longer stand by while Israeli politicians like Ayelet Shaked condone the deaths of innocent Palestinian women and children

Tariq Khdeir is greeted by his mother after being released from jail in Jerusalem. An Israeli judge released from jail and placed under house arrest the 15-year-old American of Palestinian descent whose apparent beating by Israeli police in East Jerusalem has drawn U.S. concern. Tariq Khdeir from Tampa, Florida, is a cousin of Mohammed Abu Khudeir, 16, whose abduction and killing in Jerusalem sparked violent protests and calls from Palestinians for a new uprising against Israel

Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel

Over the last fifty years America's 'strongest ally' has acquired a sense of smug invincibility

sraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) eulogizes three Israeli teens who were abducted and killed in the occupied West Bank, Gil-Ad Shaer, US-Israeli national Naftali Fraenkel, both 16, and Eyal Yifrah, 19, during their joint funeral in the Israeli city of Modiin

Benjamin Netanyahu's lack of mercy is encouraging Israelis to take matters into their own hands

He might have told citizens not to take revenge, but his reprisal attacks on Gaza are fuelling vigilantism

We’re spending less on food – and perhaps, at last, catching up with the US

We shouldn't be made to feel guilty for not buying our veg from grocers

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