palestine

  • December 30, 2009

    An 85-year-old survivor of the Nazi holocaust has begun a hunger strike in response to the Israeli authorities' denial of human rights in Gaza. Hedy Epstein is part of a group who have been refused access to Gaza to join a peaceful solidarity march.

  • December 24, 2009

    There is no room at the inn at Bethlehem this Christmas as the city's hotels are fully booked, something mayor Victor Batarseh attributes to the efforts of Christian churches abroad to bring pilgrims to the city.

  • July 15, 2009

    The government’s decision to revoke five arms export licences to Israel has been described by the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) as “far too little, far too late”.

  • May 5, 2009

    A Palestinian community organization is offering a way for many more countries to join World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel, 4-10 June 2009 – by sending peace prayers to Bethlehem. The Week is intended to generate joint church action for a just peace.

  • December 26, 2008

    Following widespread international criticism, Israel has re-opened crossings into the Gaza Strip to allow the delivery of humanitarian aid.

  • November 15, 2008

    The Methodist Church in Britain has urged for Gaza border crossings to be kept open so that emergency food aid can reach people in need.

  • September 8, 2008

    Ekklesia is pleased to invite you to a day conference addressing the crises of the diminishing Christian presence in the Holy Land with:

  • June 20, 2008

    A top Christian monthly magazine has published an interview with Khalid Mish'al, widely regarded as the most senior figure in Hamas, the Islamist resistance group elected in Palestine and described as 'terrorists' by the USA.

  • May 29, 2008

    Bethlehem participants in a global week of church advocacy are inviting individuals and groups around the world to send them wishes and prayers for peace. Incoming emails will be shared with parishes, schools and organizations in Bethlehem and Jerusalem.

  • May 7, 2008

    The 8 May is the 60th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel - something that has occasioned both great hope and great despair.