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The prospects for progress in the direct Israeli-Palestinian talks in Washington look meagre, says Paul Rogers. But breakthrough is essential if Israel is to be saved from itself.
The US government has invited the two major parties to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to a summit in Washington on 2 September 2010.
An important way to challenge the separation wall in Israel is to build as many human bridges across it as possible, Archbishop Elias Chacour says.
Archbishop Elias Chacour, who is both a Palestinian and a citizen of Israel, has told a large gathering in Edinburgh that a peaceful future depends on education.
A women-only Lebanese aid ship named after the Virgin Mary plans to break the Gaza blockade imposed by Israel sometime next week.
The president of the Lutheran World Federation says "commitment, capacity and concern" defined the purpose of a recent meeting on Middle East issues at the White House.
Global human rights organisations are asking the Israeli government to lift completely, and without delay, its crippling economic and humanitarian blockade on Gaza.
A German parliamentarian who was on the Mavi Marmara ship when it was attacked by Israeli special forces, wants churches to push harder for lifting the Gaza blockade.
The Israeli government was accused of piracy today after it invaded and seized the MV Rachel Corrie aid ship heading for blockaded Gaza, arresting the activists on board.