Ben White

Ben White

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Israel's alleged impersonation of Gaza aid workers raises concern

Reports that Israeli forces disguised themselves as aid workers during assassination operation in Gaza condemned.

Israel's alleged impersonation of Gaza aid workers raises concern

Middle East

Analysis: What does Gaza escalation mean for appetite for calm?

As fresh truce seemingly takes hold to end latest round of violence, what do recent events say about what's coming next?

Analysis: What does Gaza escalation mean for appetite for calm?

United States

Support for Israel 'continues to drop' among US liberals, youth

Only 25 percent of US liberals view Israel as an ally, poll shows, as issue of support becomes increasingly partisan.

Support for Israel 'continues to drop' among US liberals, youth

Gaza

Can Hamas walk the fine line between deterrence and escalation?

Hamas and other Palestinian factions in Gaza have launched rockets at Israel in what they call a response to aggression.

Can Hamas walk the fine line between deterrence and escalation?

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'