Israeli-Palestinian conflict

  • December 30, 2008

    World Council of Churches general secretary the Rev Dr Samuel Kobia has condemned "the violence against Gaza" and called on "governments in the region and abroad" to seek the protection of "those who are at risk [...] on both sides of the border".

  • December 29, 2008

    In light of the escalating conflict in Gaza, the Methodist Church is calling for international pressure on both Israel and Hamas to bring an end to the violence.

  • December 27, 2008

    Vigils are being organised in London this weekend to protest the Israeli military strikes in Gaza today, which have killed around 200 people and injured scores more.

  • December 27, 2008

    The humanitarian gesture proved short-lived, say observers in Gaza. Israeli war planes and combat helicopters have pounded the area, killing around 200 people.

  • November 20, 2008

    Israel is collectively punishing innocent civilians by withholding and controlling food and medicine to Gaza, says Christian Aid. Despite repeated calls from the international community, Gaza remains closed to food and medicine.

  • November 20, 2008

    Fifteen masked Israeli settlers from the illegal outpost of Havat Ma'on attacked three Palestinian shepherds who were grazing their flocks in a valley south of the outpost, and Christian peacemakers who were with them.

  • November 14, 2008

    President-elect Obama is being deluged with well-meaning advice, says Middle East expert Michael Marten. Maybe we expect too much, but taking a realistic look at how he might handle various conflicts in the region remains important.

  • November 10, 2008

    Christian leaders in Syria say the victor of the 2008 US presidential election will have to focus on renewing peace efforts in the Middle East, with the priority being settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian standoff.

  • October 22, 2008

    The geopolitical dynamics and instability in the Middle East makes that region an important element of any US president’s foreign policy, says Timothy Seidel. But the major parties are still trading in stereotypes, not solutions.

  • October 22, 2008

    A new Christian Peacemaker Teams report about the military escort of Palestinian children to school in At-Tuwani in 2007-8 details a catalogue of violent settler attacks on the children and complacency by the Israeli army.