israel-palestine

  • December 7, 2016

    In a statement following Israeli authorities’ detention, interrogation and deportation of the World Council of Churches Associate General Secretary Prof Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri upon arrival in Tel Aviv, the WCC ”deeply regrets the Israeli antagonism against the WCC’s initiatives for peace with justice for both Palestinians and Israelis.”

  • December 15, 2015

    International human rights monitors whose presence protects vulnerable schoolchildren in Hebron, occupied Palestine, are facing verbal and physical attack by Israeli settlers.

  • December 7, 2015

    All charges against 19 anti-drone protestors have been dropped, after the Crown Prosecution Service admitted there was no realistic prospect of conviction.

  • October 3, 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.

  • October 2, 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.

  • September 1, 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.

  • July 30, 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.

  • July 19, 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.

  • April 8, 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.

  • January 4, 2014

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