Category - palestine

  • 15 Nov 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.

  • 5 Nov 2012

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

  • 12 Jul 2012

    There has been a widespread welcome for a vote in the Church of England General Synod supporting a nonviolent human rights programme in Palestine and Israel.

  • 2 Jul 2012

    Human rights supporters today staged a nonviolent rooftop occupation at the headquarters of multinational security firm G4S near Crawley, West Sussex.

  • 19 Jun 2012

    Christian Aid and Quakers in Britain are uniting to urge the UK government to impose a ban on the import of Israeli settlement products.

  • 14 Jun 2012

    Missionaries in Palestine during the period from the First World War until the Israeli declaration of the state and the connected Palestinian Nakba of 1948 were determined, they continually argued, to stay out of the controversy and not take sides, Dr Michael Marten reminds us. But what do concepts of 'neutrality', 'fairness' and 'respect' mean in the midst of conflict, in complex lesions of history and in its writing? Tidiness may be convenient but damaging to both truthfulness and the search for justice.

  • 24 Feb 2012

    An ecumenical church-based body has given evidence to the European Council about the abuse of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

  • 21 Feb 2012

    Campaigners have attacked UK construction equipment company JCB after Israelis used its bulldozers to destroy a children’s playground in the Palestinian town of Silwan

  • 30 Jan 2012

    Asira Al-Qibliya residents are experiencing increased, organized attacks by Jewish settlers on their West Bank village, say Ecumenical accompaniers.

  • 21 Jan 2012

    Earlier this week, a meeting took place at Lambeth Palace in London between key representatives from the Church of England, the Catholic Church as well as the Church of Scotland on the one hand and the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and his delegation on the other.