Category - israel-palestine

  • August 26, 2010

    The prospects for progress in the direct Israeli-Palestinian talks in Washington look meagre, says Paul Rogers. But breakthrough is essential if Israel is to be saved from itself.

  • July 27, 2010

    What do Christians witness in the land of frequent pilgrimages but also of infrequent visions known popularly as 'the Holy Land', but riven with conflict? Harry Hagopian draws attention to the history and presence of indigenous Christian communities in the region through a personal exploration and pilgrimage.

  • July 21, 2010

    Lack of access to water has been a problem for Palestinians in the Jordan Valley since the Israeli occupation of the West Bank in 1967, says Doris Rachel. As she and other volunteers delivered bottles of water in the searing heat, they could understand better the point of view of those being occupied.

  • July 12, 2010

    Pictures of Israeli border police targetting tomatoes in several Palestinian fields in Al Beqa’a Valley just east of Hebron, and directly affecting the livelihood of more than one hundred Palestinians, are now being circulated to thousands around the world report Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT).

  • July 3, 2010

    The World Council of Churches General Secretary has welcomed the British Methodist Conference's “forward looking" resolutions on a just peace for Palestine and Israel.

  • June 30, 2010

    The Methodist Church has voted to boycott all products from Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories and to encourage Methodists across Britain to do the same.

  • June 24, 2010

    A joint Jewish-Christian statement supporting the ‘Justice for Palestine and Israel’ paper being presented at this year’s Methodist Conference has been signed by 30 organisations and individuals.

  • June 18, 2010
  • June 9, 2010

    Across the Middle East region, ill winds bring ever-decreasing circles of hope, despite the fact that most indigenous peoples want a decent peace along with their daily bread, says Harry Hagopian. People aspire and pray for peace, but they keep being thwarted by political power plays and vested interests.

  • May 25, 2010

    Pilgrims to the Holy Land need to go beyond homage to ancient sites and instead show concern for the Palestinian people living there under occupation, say church leaders.