israel

  • 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.”

  • June 1, 2016

    The World Council of Churches continues to reiterate complaints about the interrogation and treatment of its staff and professional colleagues at Ben Gurion International Airport on 29 April-2 May 2016

  • November 17, 2015

    Christian Aid has welcomed new guidelines that will require the true provenance of goods and produce exported from Israeli settlements on the West Bank for sale in the EU to be clearly labelled. Until now, such exports have generally been labelled “Made in Israel.”

  • July 21, 2015

    The High Court today (22 July) lifted a ban on protests taking place within a 250 metre 'forbidden zone' around an arms factory in Shenstone.

  • July 2, 2015

    Government figures show that the UK approved £4 million worth of arms sales to Israel in the four months that followed last year's bombardment of Gaza.

  • June 22, 2015

    Amnesty Interntional has welcomed today's publication of the findings of the United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry’s report into last year’s 50-day conflict in Gaza.

  • December 25, 2014

    Experiences of death and expulsion faced by some 750,000 Palestinians in 1948 are the subject of an exhibition hosted by the WCC.

  • November 28, 2014

    New government figures collated by CAAT show that the UK approved £7 million worth of military licences to Israel during the six months prior to the recent bombing of Gaza.

  • October 21, 2014

    Recognition of the Armenian genocide does not start with the UK, or the USA and Israel, but rather with Turkey itself. And the past century has shown us how hard it is to wrest recognition from Turkey. Similarly, the creation of a sovereign Palestine does not start with the EU or the Arab league as much as it does with Israel, says Ekklesia associate and regional expert Dr Harry Hagopian. Yet it seems increasingly difficult to get those with most power to accept political truth-telling as an essential component of any attempt to achieve justice, peace and security for peoples involved in long-standing conflicts.

  • October 10, 2014

    Campaign Against Arms Trade has instructed law firm Leigh Day to pursue an application for judicial review over the UK government's refusal to revoke arms export licences to Israel.