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Churches for Middle East Peace and other church and civil society groups in the United States are working to forestall a backlash against Palestinians.
Hannah Brock explains how people in the UK have begun an informal network to campaign alongside Israelis and Palestinians who oppose a military college on the Mount of Olives.
Dr Harry Hagopian suggests that a recent letter to the UK Foreign Secretary from two senior bishops opens up some fruitful lines of investigation in understanding, and seeking solutions to, a long-standing grievance in the Middle East.
Two senior bishops, an Anglican and a Catholic, have written a public letter to Foreign Secretary William Hague urging fresh thinking about Israel-Palestine.
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.
The Israeli government is facing international condemnation for a proposal for 3,000 new settlements in the occupied West Bank and east Jerusalem.
Palestine's recognition as a non-member observer state of the United Nations brings with it obligations under international law, says Amnesty International.
The newly upgraded status of Palestine in the United Nations has been welcomed as a positive step forward by the World Council of Churches.
The National Coalition of Christian Organizations in Palestine (NCCOP) has called for international solidarity in ending aggression against Gaza.
Quakers in Britain have issued a statement about Gaza, as violence in the region increases.