middle east

  • 10 Sep 2010

    The main question in the Middle East today is not one of finding solutions but of implementing them, says Harry Hagopian. However, the majority of the Israeli political establishment - not unlike Hamas in an obverse sense – appears not to want to resolve the conflict and establish peace with the Palestinians, but prefers instead to manage the conflict and perpetuate it.

  • 1 Sep 2010

    Deeply embedded in the religions of the Abrahamic tradition in this region, Judaism, Islam and Christianity, is the sense of loving your neighbour as being rooted in the adoration and love of God, says Mark Beach. Despite the complexities of the politics and religious differences which are steeped in the recent tragedies as much as historical events of Palestine and Israel, this is a powerful resource for change.

  • 16 Jul 2010

    Lebanon provides fecund ground for diverse proxy influences, plots and even wars in disguise, says Harry Hagopian. It is a mistake to ignore it in the context of wider Middle East and global concerns

  • 18 Jun 2010
  • 9 Jun 2010

    Across the Middle East region, ill winds bring ever-decreasing circles of hope, despite the fact that most indigenous peoples want a decent peace along with their daily bread, says Harry Hagopian. People aspire and pray for peace, but they keep being thwarted by political power plays and vested interests.

  • 9 Jun 2010

    Leaders of The Centre for Jewish-Christian Understanding have expressed "distress" over the decline of Christian presence throughout the Middle East.

  • 29 May 2010

    In recent weeks I have done a range of media interviews, on both radio and television, on issues related to international conflict resolution as it applies to political upheavals in the Middle East and Southern Caucasus.

  • 17 Apr 2010

    The existential, legal and social reality of Palestinian men and women living under occupation is the often hidden reality of the political stasis of the region, says Harry Hagopian. Since the ultimate losers of this political stasis are ordinary Palestinians and Israelis, they should be leading the struggle for peace.

  • 17 Apr 2010

    The Western understanding of Iraq and the impact of post-war conditions on Iraqi minorities, not least Christians, is often woefully ignorant, says Harry Hagopian. But the BBC is to be commended for a recent radio programme examining the 'hidden conflict' in the troubled country.

  • 7 Apr 2010

    This text and podcast is the third of five reflective radio talks for Easter from Harry Hagopian, focusing on the presence, life and witness of the often-forgotten historic Christian communities across the Middle East. Today, attention turns to the beautiful country of Lebanon, a cradle of faith, yet buffeted by one crisis after another.