Category - israel-palestine

  • 9 Jun 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.

  • 25 May 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.

  • 14 May 2010

    The success of Israel’s application to join the OECD at a time when civil society in the country is increasingly under threat is a matter of real concern, Christian Aid has said.

  • 15 Mar 2010

    In exploring the often murky and mired politics of Israel-Palestine and the wider region, Harry Hagopian finds hope and encouragement in the unexpected mutual company of atheist Jean-Paul Sartre and Archbishop Rowan Williams.

  • 24 Feb 2010

    Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has encouraged Christians across the world to support their sisters and brothers in the historic churches of the Middle East, as they face continuing pressures in the region.

  • 25 Jun 2009

    Amy Hailwood, who recently returned from a visit to Palestine and Israel with Christian Peacemaker Teams, reflects on her experiences and the difficult choice that many Palestinians make to reject violence - not a passive acceptance of injustice but to work for peace in the face of a relentless attempt to corrode it.

  • 9 Jun 2009

    The anti-poverty charity War on Want today welcomed reports that French company Veolia has abandoned the $500 million rail project linking Jerusalem and illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

  • 9 Mar 2009

    A Jerusalem court has released two Christian peacemakers Teams who had been arrested by Israeli police while accompanying nineteen Palestinians who were trying to access their land.

  • 23 Feb 2009

    Members of a Pax Christi delegation have returned to the UK following an eight day visit to Palestine and Israel.

  • 24 Dec 2008

    Unemployment has shrunk to 23 percent and hotel capacity is often around 100 percent these days, so things are looking up for Bethlehem says the head of the city's chamber of commerce and industry board