Category - israel-palestine

  • 6 Dec 2012

    The latest Middle East and North Africa (MENA) podcast, conducted with James Abbott at the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales, looks at Palestine's new situation at the United Nations, after the General Assembly recently voted to bestow on it Non-Observer Member State status.

  • 5 Dec 2012

    Churches for Middle East Peace and other church and civil society groups in the United States are working to forestall a backlash against Palestinians.

  • 3 Dec 2012

    Dr Harry Hagopian suggests that a recent letter to the UK Foreign Secretary from two senior bishops opens up some fruitful lines of investigation in understanding, and seeking solutions to, a long-standing grievance in the Middle East.

  • 3 Dec 2012

    Two senior bishops, an Anglican and a Catholic, have written a public letter to Foreign Secretary William Hague urging fresh thinking about Israel-Palestine.

  • 1 Dec 2012

    Palestine's recognition as a non-member observer state of the United Nations brings with it obligations under international law, says Amnesty International.

  • 30 Nov 2012

    The newly upgraded status of Palestine in the United Nations has been welcomed as a positive step forward by the World Council of Churches.

  • 20 Nov 2012

    The National Coalition of Christian Organizations in Palestine (NCCOP) has called for international solidarity in ending aggression against Gaza.

  • 19 Nov 2012

    International lawyer and ecumenical consultant Dr Harry Hagopian, who is a valued Ekklesia associate and Middle East expert, has been interviewed by Civil TV about the latest challenges presented by the privately owned water company in Israel against the Church of Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, which is under the care of three Christian traditions.

  • 15 Nov 2012

    Jewish Voice for Peace has called for an immediate end to Israeli air strikes and naval bombardment into Gaza and an end to the ongoing siege there.

  • 15 Nov 2012

    The latest Israeli Defence Force assault on Gaza, in addition to its targeted assassinations against political as well as military opponents, is horrifying and disturbing. It threatens to escalate into yet another cycle of violence and war-making that does nothing for the security of Jews or Arabs, Israelis or Palestinians. It merely reaps death, destruction, hatred and mistrust.