Category - palestinians

  • January 18, 2018

    The decision by the United States to withhold more than half its annual funding commitment to the United Nations relief agency providing aid for Palestine refugees threatens “one of the most successful and innovative human development endeavours in the Middle-East.”

  • July 2, 2014

    Amnesty has called for those involved in the abduction and killing of three teenage Israelis to be brought to justice while condemning the Israeli authorities’ reaction as unlawful “collective punishment.”

  • December 1, 2011

    Palestinian leaders Mahmoud Abbas and Khaled Mashal met in Cairo recently to try to resolve their differences. The outcome is not totally clear yet, says commentator Ghassan Michel Rubeiz. But what is certain is that it will take more than handshaking and an embrace for Palestinians to settle their deep divisions.

  • February 21, 2011

    The 'Palestine Papers' published by al Jazeera, giving a detailed insight into the negotiating tactics of the PLO leadership, raise crucial and difficult issues for Palestinians, says Harry Hagopian. But could the world community convert the attention into another initiative for peace with justice in the region?

  • September 28, 2010

    Israeli naval warships have intercepted an aid ship carrying Jewish activists trying to get assistance through to the blockaded Gaza Strip.

  • August 2, 2010

    The first Palestinian elected president of the Lutheran World Federation has highlighted the plight of his people, and urged them not to emigrate.

  • July 16, 2010

    Lebanon provides fecund ground for diverse proxy influences, plots and even wars in disguise, says Harry Hagopian. It is a mistake to ignore it in the context of wider Middle East and global concerns

  • June 26, 2009

    Palestinian refugees inject US$350 million into Lebanon’s economy every year despite being barred from many highly-paid professions, says a report by Association Najdeh

  • February 18, 2009

    The head of a church agency providing aid to the Palestinian community will speak on the current crisis during Ecumenical Advocacy Days, the USA's largest annual gathering of Christian peace and justice activists.

  • March 23, 2008

    US Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori's recent visit to Gaza brought her a deeper understanding of the humanitarian crisis that is impacting the 1.5 million Palestinians in the region.