Category - israel

  • December 3, 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.

  • December 2, 2012

    The Israeli government is planning to build a military base on the Mount of Olives, a site that has sacred significance in Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

  • December 1, 2012

    The Israeli government is facing international condemnation for a proposal for 3,000 new settlements in the occupied West Bank and east Jerusalem.

  • November 17, 2012

    Quakers in Britain have issued a statement about Gaza, as violence in the region increases.

  • November 15, 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.

  • November 15, 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.

  • November 6, 2012

    European NGOs and faith groups have strongly criticised Israel's publication of tenders to build nearly 1,300 new homes in occupied territory.

  • November 5, 2012

    Palestinian and Israeli peace groups have sharply criticised Israel's government following the demolition of a peace centre on the edge of Jerusalem.

  • November 2, 2012

    Critical Religion coordinator and Ekklesia associate Dr Michael Marten, from the University of Stirling, has been interviewed by Caitlin Smith for a BBC documentary, picking up on his research on Scottish missions in Palestine. The presenter is Angus Roxburgh.

  • September 18, 2012

    “How great a forest is set ablaze by a small fire! And the tongue is a fire,” wrote James two thousand years ago, in a letter read in many churches last Sunday. He warned that “every species of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by the human species, but no one can tame the tongue—a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse those who are made in the likeness of God.”