Israeli-Palestinian conflict

  • November 3, 2017

    A large group has gathered at the Scottish Parliament to make a ‘citizens’ apology’ for the Balfour Declaration, exactly 100 years since it was signed by Britain’s Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour.

  • June 11, 2017

    "All people are born free, and all people squirm for freedom", says Shireen in Ben Ehrenreich’s The Way to the Spring, about which more later.

  • January 22, 2015

    A new medical report confirms indiscriminate use of large quantities of powerful explosives by Israeli forces during last summer’s assault.

  • January 5, 2015

    What happens when nobody has the moral strength for a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

  • 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.

  • December 19, 2014

    To say that 2014 has been a tumultuous year in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region would be to understate the situation considerably. It has been momentous.

  • 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 15, 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?