Category - israel-palestine

  • March 15, 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.

  • February 24, 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.

  • June 25, 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.

  • June 9, 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.

  • March 9, 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.

  • February 23, 2009

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

  • December 24, 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

  • November 6, 2008

    British Parliamentarians are to lead a voyage on a 'peace ship' which will breach the Israeli siege of the Gaza Strip. The boat - the 20 foot SS Dignity - leaves on Friday, and will travel from Larnaca to Gaza.

  • June 7, 2008

    Congregations of the Church of Scotland (Presbyterian) and the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland, the country's two largest traditions, are being encouraged to make 8 June a Sunday pledged to peace in Israel and Palestine.

  • May 8, 2008

    The notion and shape of 'the land' means many things to many people, as the contradictory responses to this 60th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel are showing. Simon Barrow looks at the relationship between rootedness and aspiration.