Category - occupation

  • March 31, 2017

    Stakeholders, ecumenical partners and staff of the World Council of Churches’ Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel are gathered at the annual meeting 27-31 March this week in Geneva to nurture and strengthen a just peace for Palestinians and Israelis. 

  • April 18, 2014

    Two major church-related development networks have condemned the forced displacement of Palestinians in the West Bank

  • January 4, 2014

    Israel plans the forced displacement of 23 Palestinians from three families from their homes near a West Bank settlement.

  • December 2, 2013

    The Israeli Defence Force (IDF) has served notifications for the demolition of Khirbet Umm al-Jamal in Wadi al-Maleh, in the Northern Jordan Valley.

  • August 6, 2013

    "Of course Israel has a right to exist... but with Palestine, not at the expense of the Palestinians." That was the message of an ecumenical accompanier speaking today (6th August 2013) at Just Festival in Edinburgh.

  • February 10, 2013

    Israeli politicians should forsake their land-grab policies and in the process help sow the seeds of hope and peace for two peoples who vie for legitimacy and rights over the same small parcel of land, says Dr Harry Hagopian, regional experts and Ekklesia associate. After all, it is axiomatic that citizenry rights are redundant unless they are vested with sovereignty, too.

  • December 1, 2012

    The Israeli government is facing international condemnation for a proposal for 3,000 new settlements in the occupied West Bank and east Jerusalem.

  • November 16, 2012

    Israeli forces and armed Palestinian groups in Gaza told to take all feasible steps to minimise harm to civilians as hostilities between them intensify.

  • November 15, 2012

    Jewish Voice for Peace has called for an immediate end to Israeli air strikes and naval bombardment into Gaza and an end to the ongoing siege there.

  • November 15, 2012

    The latest Israeli Defence Force assault on Gaza, in addition to its targeted assassinations against political as well as military opponents, is horrifying and disturbing. It threatens to escalate into yet another cycle of violence and war-making that does nothing for the security of Jews or Arabs, Israelis or Palestinians. It merely reaps death, destruction, hatred and mistrust.