Category - israel-palestine

  • January 10, 2018

    The American Friends Service Committee is one of 20 organisations whose members are now banned from entering Israel. Members of these groups, most of whom  which back the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, will be denied entry visas and residency rights.

  • November 3, 2017

    A large group has gathered at the Scottish Parliament to make a ‘citizens’ apology’ for the Balfour Declaration, exactly 100 years since it was signed by Britain’s Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour.

  • September 28, 2017

    From Geneva to Bethlehem and across the world, the World Council of Churches World Week of Peace in Israel and Palestine inspired gatherings for prayer, reflection and action last week.

  • September 16, 2017

    From a photo 'exhibition of hope', to worship resources, to an opportunity for people and churches to share their personal expressions of hope, the World Council of Churches is offering an invitation and accompanying resources to celebrate the World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel on 17-24 September 2017.

  • June 11, 2017

    "All people are born free, and all people squirm for freedom", says Shireen in Ben Ehrenreich’s The Way to the Spring, about which more later.

  • December 7, 2016

    In a statement following Israeli authorities’ detention, interrogation and deportation of the World Council of Churches Associate General Secretary Prof Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri upon arrival in Tel Aviv, the WCC ”deeply regrets the Israeli antagonism against the WCC’s initiatives for peace with justice for both Palestinians and Israelis.”

  • December 15, 2015

    International human rights monitors whose presence protects vulnerable schoolchildren in Hebron, occupied Palestine, are facing verbal and physical attack by Israeli settlers.

  • December 7, 2015

    All charges against 19 anti-drone protestors have been dropped, after the Crown Prosecution Service admitted there was no realistic prospect of conviction.

  • October 3, 2014

    Biblical reflections marked the end of the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel (WWPPI) in a service at the Ecumenical Centre chapel in Geneva.

  • October 2, 2014

    Thinking about how to respond to ISIS/IS, and in view of the perilous realities of Iraq and Syria, have we tended to ignore the increasing tensions in Palestine and the relationship between all these? Regional commentator and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian argues that ISIS cannot be dealt with by brute force and must be countered by political solutions that re-enfranchise the peoples of the region.