Category - west bank

  • 2 Jan 2011

    During the past week, many in the Middle East, caught up in the yuletide spirit will have been hoping for a more peaceful world in 2011, says Harry Hagopian. But what are the prospects for peace and stability in the region?

  • 25 Dec 2010

    Will he, or won't he? Harry Hagopian explores the politics and posturing behind Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu's decision regarding a further three-month extension to the moratorium on the construction of Jewish-only Israeli settlements on Palestinian occupied land.

  • 21 Nov 2010

    In the northern West Bank Palestinian farmers face the threat of attacks and damage to their trees from Israeli settlers, in the Bethlehem they are denied access to their land.

  • 8 Oct 2010

    The Council of the Religious Institutions of the Holy Land has expressed "grave concern" over the burning by militant Israeli settlers of a West Bank mosque

  • 5 Oct 2010

    The United Nations has voiced its shock following the burning of a mosque in the West Bank that is suspected to be an act of arson.

  • 1 Sep 2010

    The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches has condemned the killings of four Israeli settlers on the West Bank yesterday (Aug 31).

  • 23 Apr 2010

    A new Israeli military order that categorizes tens of thousands of Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank as “infiltrators” – ostensibly because they lack the proper permits – and gives military officers sweeping control over their deportation. A group of Palestinian Christian theologians explains why this is morally and politically wrong, and explains how people of good will can raise their voices against an injustice which militates against peace with justice for all in Israel-Palestine.

  • 11 Mar 2010

    Human rights campaigners in Swansea are seeking the prosecution of Tesco stores for their trade in produce from Israeli settlements in Palestine. They accuse the company of misleading shoppers.

  • 10 Dec 2009

    Ecumenical Accompaniers, who provide protective presence and human rights monitoring throughout the West Bank, regularly visit the villages of the South Hebron hills. These isolated communities struggle with the combined challenges of land confiscation and violence by settlers on the one hand and movement and building restrictions imposed by the Israeli military on the other.

  • 23 Mar 2009

    Tony Blair has met with Christian peacemakers working in the West Bank. Blair was visiting the Palestinian village of At-Tuwani.