Israel Palestine

  • 6 Jan 2013

    In the 'listen again' MP3 links below, Premier Christian Radio's Marcus Jones is joined by General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK, Bishop Angaelos, and international lawyer, church consultant and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian.

  • 21 Nov 2012

    The Israeli seizure and occupation of Palestinian land, and the denial of a Palestinian state, is the root cause of the on-going conflict and the current flare up in Gaza.

  • 30 Oct 2012

    A new report on illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory reveals an inconsistency at the heart of EU policy.

  • 2 Jun 2012

    Demonstrators outside Hamleys have protested against toys produced for UK firm JCB, whose equipment is used in Israeli action against Palestinian communities.

  • 21 May 2012

    The churches should act together to get the British government to act for an end to the Israeli blockade on Gaza, the Kirk Assembly has agreed.

  • 14 May 2012

    In the midst of significant, but not necessarily tectonic, changes across the entire Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, what has happened to Palestine, a virtual state clothed with a real idea, which had been at the forefront of the political imagination of the Arab masses for long decades? Dr Harry Hagopian examines long standing questions and recent developments with an eye to addressing 'the elephant in the room' of MENA politics.

  • 21 Jan 2012

    Earlier this week, a meeting took place at Lambeth Palace in London between key representatives from the Church of England, the Catholic Church as well as the Church of Scotland on the one hand and the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and his delegation on the other.

  • 15 Jan 2012

    It has been a momentous twelve months in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and in relation to developments popularly dubbed the 'Arab Spring' or (perhaps more helpfully) the 'Arab Awakening'. Time, we think, to stop for a moment and take stock.

  • 12 Jan 2012

    Palestine remains politically inert despite the artificial fireworks of a UN application for statehood or membership of UNESCO, observes Dr Harry Hagopian. So why is Palestine faced with such a thunderous crime of silence? After all, over the past year, we have been witnessing popular uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa region. Where is the disconnect here?

  • 6 Jan 2012

    Pilgrims to the Holy Land who are searching for the roots of Christianity can also gain a rich understanding of other religions, says a leading Franciscan.