Category - occupied territories

  • May 27, 2011

    The Church of Scotland General Assembly agreed, under threat, to withdraw a resolution calling for a UK ban on goods from Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. Paraic Reamonn says that the ethnically-defined nature of the current Israeli state, its treatment of Palestinians and what its policies are doing to the identity of Jewish people should be a matter of priority concern to Christians and others of goodwill.

  • February 26, 2011

    The WCC has expressed “deep concern and disappointment” at the recent US veto of a UN Security Council resolution against settlement in the Palestinian Territories.

  • February 9, 2011

    Quakers in Britain are considering a challenging call from Palestinian Quakers in the West Bank to consider a boycott over the Occupied Territories.

  • December 25, 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.

  • November 21, 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.

  • November 2, 2010

    Catholic bishops in the Middle East have urged the UN to take steps to end Israel's occupation of Arab territories to enable a "two-State" solution for the region.

  • October 26, 2010

    Settlers' leaders confirm construction has begun on some 600 new housing units in the occupied West Bank since the Israeli settlement freeze ended.

  • October 18, 2010

    In April 2011, as an act of solidarity, the Amos Trust will take 25 people to work with local Palestinians to rebuild a demolished home in al-Walaja

  • October 17, 2010

    Amnesty International has urged the Israeli authorities to abandon plans to construct 238 new housing units in occupied East Jerusalem.

  • August 29, 2010

    The recent acquittal of four London-based activists for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) raises profound issues for traders in products which originate from illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, says Simon Natas, a lawyer involved in the case.