Israeli-Palestinian conflict

  • 10 Feb 2009

    US church leaders have sent a letter to Israel’s ambassador to the USA expressing “grave concern” as to why why a Lutheran bishop and an Episcopal bishop were denied entry to Gaza on 4 February 2009.

  • 4 Feb 2009

    Could any film be more timely? asks Vic Thiessen. Waltz With Bashir depicts an Israeli soldier in the Lebanon War of 1983 and combines deep psychological insights with a strong anti-war message.

  • 1 Feb 2009

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, the head of the Muslim Charities Foundation and the head of the Movement for Reform Judaism in the UK have launched a joint appeal for funds towards humanitarian work in Gaza.

  • 1 Feb 2009

    Christians, Muslims and Jews have appealed together for the victims of the conflict in Gaza.

  • 29 Jan 2009

    Barack Obama spoke in his inauguration of "being on the wrong side of history", says Uri Avnery. For the USA and Israel the Gaza tragedy shows what this means. But there is 'another Israel'.

  • 23 Jan 2009

    Following an Israeli-Hamas ceasefire in Gaza, Palestinians are only beginning to realise the scope of their losses from a three-week Israeli onslaught, says the director of the Anglican Al Ahli Arab Hospital.

  • 21 Jan 2009

    Churches for Middle East Peace have called on President Barack Obama to fulfill his recent statements to engage in Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts from day one of his administration.

  • 19 Jan 2009

    Hamas has announced a ceasefire of its rocket attacks on Israel, in a move it said was independent of the Israeli earlier on Sunday. The truce is fragile but there are hopes it can be consolidated.

  • 18 Jan 2009

    A missile and rocket exchange between Hamas militants and Israeli forces has immediately challenged the partial Gaza ceasefire announced unilaterally by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Saturday night.

  • 18 Jan 2009

    Amid the the violence, tragedy and politics of Gaza, there are deep forces of destruction at work, says Gene Stoltzfus. But there may also be sparks of hope which require prayerful discernment out of which a different quality of action can come.