Ben White

Ben White

United Kingdom

Legal battle between PSC and UK over pension fund divestment

UK government accused of limiting ability of local authorities' pension funds to make ethical investment decisions.

Legal battle between PSC and UK over pension fund divestment

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

UK silence on Israel's detention of Palestinian children

Despite acknowledging ill-treatment of Palestinian kids, UK voted against a UN resolution on Israel's accountability.

UK silence on Israel's detention of Palestinian children

Palestine

Israel's 'creeping annexation' of West Bank continues

Palestinians discuss their options as Israel codifies its annexation of the occupied Palestinian territories.

Israel's 'creeping annexation' of West Bank continues

United Nations

Debunking Israel's UN-bias claims

The UN's repeated buckling to US and Israeli pressure stands contrary to claims of an anti-Israel bias, analysts note.

Debunking Israel's UN-bias claims

Occupied West Bank

Israel's false narrative on land swaps

The idea of future land swaps has been used to justify expanding Israeli settlements on Palestinian land, analysts say.

Israel's false narrative on land swaps

Palestine

UN report: Israel has established an 'apartheid regime'

Report breaks new ground on the UN's examination of the situation in occupied Palestine by using the word 'apartheid'.

UN report: Israel has established an 'apartheid regime'

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Israeli torture of Palestinian children 'institutional'

Confessions by Palestinians who have been tortured are regularly accepted by Israeli judges, rights groups say.

Israeli torture of Palestinian children 'institutional'

Palestine

Israel's anti-UN steps could lead to 'isolation'

Israel is threatening to undertake punitive measures against the UN after it passed a resolution condemning settlements.

Israel's anti-UN steps could lead to 'isolation'

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

A symbolic resolution against Israeli settlements

Observers are divided on whether the recent UNSC resolution will lead to any substantive change.

A symbolic resolution against Israeli settlements

Gaza: After the war

Gaza: Will the next war be the last?

It is clear that Israel is not prepared to tolerate another drawn-out conflict come the next war.

Gaza: Will the next war be the last?

Middle East

Israel 'campaigns to change the status quo at al-Aqsa'

Growing incursions into al-Aqsa Mosque by Jewish extremist groups could lead to bloodshed, observers warn.

Israel 'campaigns to change the status quo at al-Aqsa'

Middle East

US aid deal 'significant reward' for Israeli right

The deal grants a boon to the Israeli army whose primary task is managing a long-running occupation, analysts say.

US aid deal 'significant reward' for Israeli right