Category - palestine

  • December 31, 2014

    The United Nations Security Council has failed to adopt a bid for the creation of a Palestinian state and an end to illegal Israeli occupations.

  • December 25, 2014

    Experiences of death and expulsion faced by some 750,000 Palestinians in 1948 are the subject of an exhibition hosted by the WCC.

  • October 21, 2014

    Recognition of the Armenian genocide does not start with the UK, or the USA and Israel, but rather with Turkey itself. And the past century has shown us how hard it is to wrest recognition from Turkey. Similarly, the creation of a sovereign Palestine does not start with the EU or the Arab league as much as it does with Israel, says Ekklesia associate and regional expert Dr Harry Hagopian. Yet it seems increasingly difficult to get those with most power to accept political truth-telling as an essential component of any attempt to achieve justice, peace and security for peoples involved in long-standing conflicts.

  • October 16, 2014

    The head of international policy for the Church of Sweden has called the recognition of Palestine an important step towards a just peace.

  • October 10, 2014

    Both the Guardian and the Telegraph have this week carried articles urging the House of Commons to “recognise” Palestine when it debates the issue on Monday 13th October 2014. It is possible the motion will be successful. While I support it, I do so in a qualified way. Why only in a qualified way?

  • August 17, 2014

    The stories from Iraq are getting worse. There is news of massacres and threatened massacres, reported deaths and abductions, the sufferings of Yazidis, Christians and the many Muslims who reject the message of ISIS. It makes me sad and angry in equal measure.

  • April 18, 2014

    Two major church-related development networks have condemned the forced displacement of Palestinians in the West Bank

  • December 24, 2013

    The 'Bethlehem Unwrapped' Christmastide celebrations and events at St James' Piccadilly are partly to raise funds for the Future Peacemakers Appeal, Holy Land Trust, Bethlehem (www.holylandtrust.org) and partly to raise awareness and support for "Kairos Palestine", backed by Ekklesia and many others.

  • December 24, 2013

    Palestinian President Abbas has called Jesus "a role model for the Palestinians", in a Christmas message from the West Bank.

  • November 16, 2013

    Forget what self-appointed experts might tell you or what political bureaucrats might suggest either. Just cast a quick look for yourself at the Middle East North Africa (MENA) map today, says regional expert and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian. The inescapable conclusion – the revealing truth, if you will – is that things are not going well at all. In fact, things are quite messy – and perilously so too.