israel

  • 18 Sep 2012

    “How great a forest is set ablaze by a small fire! And the tongue is a fire,” wrote James two thousand years ago, in a letter read in many churches last Sunday. He warned that “every species of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by the human species, but no one can tame the tongue—a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse those who are made in the likeness of God.”

  • 12 Jul 2012

    There has been a widespread welcome for a vote in the Church of England General Synod supporting a nonviolent human rights programme in Palestine and Israel.

  • 2 Jul 2012

    Human rights supporters today staged a nonviolent rooftop occupation at the headquarters of multinational security firm G4S near Crawley, West Sussex.

  • 19 Jun 2012

    Christian Aid and Quakers in Britain are uniting to urge the UK government to impose a ban on the import of Israeli settlement products.

  • 14 Jun 2012

    Missionaries in Palestine during the period from the First World War until the Israeli declaration of the state and the connected Palestinian Nakba of 1948 were determined, they continually argued, to stay out of the controversy and not take sides, Dr Michael Marten reminds us. But what do concepts of 'neutrality', 'fairness' and 'respect' mean in the midst of conflict, in complex lesions of history and in its writing? Tidiness may be convenient but damaging to both truthfulness and the search for justice.

  • 24 Feb 2012

    An ecumenical church-based body has given evidence to the European Council about the abuse of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

  • 21 Feb 2012

    Campaigners have attacked UK construction equipment company JCB after Israelis used its bulldozers to destroy a children’s playground in the Palestinian town of Silwan

  • 9 Feb 2012

    Amnesty has called on Israel to cancel military plans to forcibly displace around 2,300 Bedouin residents of the West Bank onto an area by a garbage dump.

  • 31 Jan 2012

    The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for occupied Palestinian territory has called for an immediate end to the demolition of Palestinian homes by the Israeli authorities.

  • 29 Jan 2012

    Iran, Israel and the US are equally responsible for bringing the Middle East to the brink of war, a decade after the disastrous assault on Iraq’s presumed 'weapons of mass destruction', says Ghassan Michel Rubeiz. Does Iran have a latent objective in raising the Strait closure now? Should Israel, or the US, launch an air strike on Iran preemptively, Iran may want the world to think about the consequences of such a closure on the world economy.