Category - Israeli-Palestinian conflict

  • 23 May 2009

    The Church of Scotland’s General Assembly, meeting in Edinburgh this week, today decided to continue selling goods from illegally occupied territories at its hotel centre in Tiberias in northern Israel - to the dismay of many in the Church.

  • 20 May 2009

    The Israeli Tourism Ministry is using its “Experience Israel” advertising campaign to attract tourists to the country. But the ministry has totally wiped Palestine off the map by removing any reference to Palestinian territories, say critics.

  • 14 May 2009

    Pope Benedict XVI has spoken out in favour of Palestinian sovereignty in an address in Bethlehem during his pilgrimage to the Holy Land. He also called for reconstruction and reconciliation in the midst of years of strife and conflict.

  • 12 May 2009

    Resisting pressure from both Israeli hard-liners and those antagonistic to the Israeli state, the visiting Pope Benedict XVI has come out in support of a genuine Palestinian homeland and has equally condemned anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial.

  • 7 May 2009

    Although the Vatican is emphasising that Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the Holy Land in May 2009 is a pilgrimage, Jerusalem Lutheran Bishop Munib Younan said the political aspect of the visit can not be ignored, and can help promote justice and peace.

  • 4 May 2009

    Investigators from the United Nations have begun a week-long meeting in Geneva today (4 May 2009), in preparation for a fact-finding mission to investigate recent events and military incursions in the Gaza Strip and Israel.

  • 1 May 2009

    Like many Palestinians living in occupied territory, the Nassars have endured harassment, threats and attacks from nearby settlers, says Emma Halgren. But their response, and that of others, has challenged the cycle of hatred and violence.

  • 11 Apr 2009

    The journey to Jerusalem is one that unites Christians past and present, says Harry Hagopian. What holds it together in the quest for peace with justice is the presence of Christ, crucified and risen.

  • 7 Apr 2009

    Amnesty International has called on Israeli and Palestinian officials cooperate with the UN's fact-finding mission looking into abuses committed during the conflict in Gaza and southern Israel.

  • 2 Apr 2009

    Churches around the world must speak out and act for justice in Israel and Palestine, church leaders told members of an ecumenical delegation visiting the region.