Peace activist Harmeet Singh Sooden has expressed dismay over the Canadian Government's failure to address an official complaint about his mistreatment by Israeli authorities, after taking more than a year to respond.
A group of Palestinian Christians representing a variety of churches and church-related organisations have issued an animated, prayerful and strongly theological call for an end to occupation of Palestine by Israel.
The World Council of Churches has criticised the construction of 900 new housing units in Israel's illegal Gilo settlement on traditionally Palestinian land in East Jerusalem, saying it further imperils peace and justice for all in the region.
The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has told peace campaigner Harmeet Sooden - a former kidnap victim in Iraq - that it will not act on his official complaint regarding his mistreatment by Israeli authorities.
Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian children and two Christian Peacemaker Teams workers as they walked to their village of Tuba on Sunday 27 July. The children had been attending summer camp in the village of At-Tuwani.