Israel Palestine

  • February 10, 2013

    Israeli politicians should forsake their land-grab policies and in the process help sow the seeds of hope and peace for two peoples who vie for legitimacy and rights over the same small parcel of land, says Dr Harry Hagopian, regional experts and Ekklesia associate. After all, it is axiomatic that citizenry rights are redundant unless they are vested with sovereignty, too.

  • February 4, 2013

    In a report on 17 January 2013 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20945253) on Israel’s “Judaisation” policies in the Negev, BBC reporter Tim Whewell wrote that “Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel are guaranteed full equality by law.”

  • January 27, 2013

    Christian, Muslim and Jewish religious and lay organisations and institutions have pledged to mobilise fresh support for peace in the Middle East.

  • January 6, 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.

  • November 21, 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.

  • October 30, 2012

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

  • June 2, 2012

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

  • May 21, 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.

  • May 14, 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.

  • January 21, 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.