Israeli-Palestinian conflict

  • 14 Oct 2011

    As discussions over the future of Israel and Palestine resumes in Brussels this weekend, attention has once again turned towards the role of the Quartet on the Middle East, the collectivity of nations and international and supranational bodies involved in mediating the peace process in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

  • 20 Sep 2011

    Palestinian authorities are bidding to gain international recognition of Statehood at the United Nations in New York. The US favours direct negotiations between Israel and Palestine and has already expressed serious reservations with Secretary of State Clinton saying "the route [to peace] lies in Jerusalem and Ramallah not in New York".

  • 25 May 2011

    There are plenty of grounds for a paradoxical 'pessoptimism' about developments in the Middle East and North Africa, writes Harry Hagopian. The huge Arab struggles for dignity and freedom are vital but will take a long time. History in Europe and the USA should surely teach us that revolutions are never made in one swoop, but take time and cause pain.

  • 16 May 2011

    Human rights groups have criticised Israeli armed forces for firing on unarmed protesters at borders with the Palestinian territories, Syria and Lebanon.

  • 10 May 2011

    The WCC general secretary hopes that an inter-Palestinian agreement will strengthen the search for a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Israel/Palestine.

  • 8 May 2011

    There are serious questions to be asked about the unity pact between the two Palestinian factions of Fatah and Hamas, says Harry Hagopian. But meanwhile the Israeli prime minister remains dwarfed by the real significance of the Arab Spring, and a huge block to progress towards a just peace for all. He is still a tactician at best, with precious little strategic foresight.

  • 6 May 2011

    A church-backed week-long series of global events to promote a just peace in Israel and Palestine will take place from 29 May to 4 June 2011.

  • 6 May 2011

    A church-backed week-long series of global events to promote a just peace in Israel and Palestine will take place from 29 May to 4 June 2011.

  • 25 Mar 2011

    "In mourning the nine lives lost in Gaza and the one life lost in Jerusalem this week," says Jewish Voice for Peace, "we reject the pattern of condemning the deaths of Israelis while ignoring the deaths of Palestinians. We do not discriminate. One life lost is one life too many - whether Palestinian or Israeli." JVP also situate the events within the context of 44 years of the Israeli occupation of Gaza, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem.

  • 11 Mar 2011

    Two dozen US Christian leaders are calling on the Obama administration to renew diplomatic efforts to settle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.