israel-palestine

  • 3 Oct 2014

    Biblical reflections marked the end of the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel (WWPPI) in a service at the Ecumenical Centre chapel in Geneva.

  • 2 Oct 2014

    Thinking about how to respond to ISIS/IS, and in view of the perilous realities of Iraq and Syria, have we tended to ignore the increasing tensions in Palestine and the relationship between all these? Regional commentator and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian argues that ISIS cannot be dealt with by brute force and must be countered by political solutions that re-enfranchise the peoples of the region.

  • 1 Sep 2014

    In Robert Fisk's fine book 'Pity the Nation', he describes encounters with Palestinian refugees, and Israeli settlers. The former fled their homes in response to the arrival of the Israeli army, the latter, survivors of the Holocaust, moved into the land they had been dreaming of all their lives.

  • 30 Jul 2014

    Christian Aid has issued a statement calling for an end to impunity on both sides in the Israel- Palestine conflict through a framework guided by international law and justice.

  • 19 Jul 2014

    Amid escalating violence in Gaza, the UN Secretary-General has left for the region to express solidarity with Israelis and Palestinians and to help bolster efforts for a solution.

  • 8 Apr 2014

    The Methodist Council met in Leamington Spa from 5 to 7 April to consider some of the key issues that will be debated at this year's Methodist Conference.

  • 4 Jan 2014

    Israel plans the forced displacement of 23 Palestinians from three families from their homes near a West Bank settlement.

  • 11 Sep 2013

    Churches, faith-based organisations and civil society groups will observe the World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel from 22 to 28 September 2013.

  • 25 Aug 2013

    As Archbishop Elias Chacour, a Palestinian and citizen of Israel who has struggled tirelessly and nonviolently for a just peace in the land has observed: a settlement in Israel-Palestine, which must offer security and recognition for all people, is not just about politics. It is about disarmed truth, and recognising in each other a wounded brother and sister, not an enemy or a threat.

  • 5 Jun 2013

    As in the case of Palestine, and unless the international community oversteps its most prurient interests and comes together to help Syria emerge from its current violence, we could well end up with a failed state that is not too distant from the Somali experience, says regional expert and observer Dr Harry Hagopian. We could indeed witness the fragmentation of the country, as many Syrians currently claim is slowly, inexorably happening. Yet there is still room for manoeuvre and hope.