Category - Israel Palestine

  • 21 Jul 2014

    Israel’s ground assault on the Gaza Strip accentuates the need for urgent international action to protect civilians in Gaza and Israel from further war crimes by both sides, says Amnesty International.

  • 14 Jul 2014

    Quakers in Britain have sent an open letter to the Foreign Secretary William Hague on the escalating conflict in Gaza, calling on him to ensure all sides are heard.

  • 11 Jul 2014

    Christian Aid says it is appalled at the spiralling levels of violence in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory and has called for an immediate ceasefire

  • 12 Jun 2014

    Israeli plans to force feed more than 100 Palestinian detainees on hunger strike are a violation of human rights and should be condemned, says Christian Aid’s partner Physicians for Human Rights.

  • 10 Jun 2014

    In both Bethlehem and Jerusalem, Pope Francis offered his home in the Vatican as a place for the encounter of prayer. It was a potentially transformative moment. Now that the event is over, and both presidents have re-iterated their desire for peace, what happens next to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - more so since President Peres completes his term as president of Israel at the end of July? Regional expert and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian explores the issues.

  • 23 May 2014

    Christian Aid has welcomed the announcement that Pope Francis will visit the West Bank on Sunday 25 May.

  • 1 Apr 2014

    We are pleased to highlight an very interesting half-hour vimeo interview between Ekklesia associate and Middle East & North Africa regional expert Dr Harry Hagopian with Catholic Bishop Declan Lang.

  • 28 Mar 2013

    Hope solely in an America-tailored and enforced settlement between Israelis and Palestinians today is nothing more than a chimera, says regional expert and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian, in the wake of the US President's regional visit. Moreover, the two peoples will only manage to draw nearer to a peaceful resolution of the conflict if Israel acknowledges that it is occupying and colonising another people on their land and desist from applying those oppressive measures that are apartheid-like.

  • 28 Feb 2013

    Campaigners have called for the British private security corporation G4S to be held to account for its involvement with Israel’s unlawful detention of Palestinians.

  • 10 Feb 2013

    Israeli politicians should forsake their land-grab policies and in the process help sow the seeds of hope and peace for two peoples who vie for legitimacy and rights over the same small parcel of land, says Dr Harry Hagopian, regional experts and Ekklesia associate. After all, it is axiomatic that citizenry rights are redundant unless they are vested with sovereignty, too.