Why is the U.S. moving its embassy to Jerusalem?

May 7, 2018 by

By Stephen Farrell, Reuters. The United States opens its new embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, a move that has delighted Israel and infuriated Palestinians. On Monday, road signs directing traffic there went up around the neighborhood where it will be situated, and next week’s opening ceremony is...

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Understanding more about Israel

Jan 30, 2018 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. I can still remember the lecture when I was at theological college more than 25 years ago. I had never bothered to get to grips with Romans 9-11 before that: the chapters where Paul addresses the question of God’s plan for the Jewish people and the nation of...

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Justin Welby: ‘moment of opportunity’ near in Middle East conflict

May 10, 2017 by

by Harriet Sherwood, Guardian. The Archbishop of Canterbury has said a “moment of opportunity” could be within reach in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after he met political leaders from both sides during a trip to the Holy Land. Justin Welby held separate talks with the Israeli prime minister,...

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Open Letter to the Iona Community in Response to your Statement re: Israel/Palestine

Feb 22, 2017 by

from Christian Friends of Israel: In light of the unity that should exist between brothers and sisters in Christ, it is with a sense of sadness that we feel it necessary to respond to your statement on the situation in Israel. What you refer to as a ‘settler colonial project’ was an international...

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Is aid being misused to fund terrorism?

Aug 18, 2016 by

Many media outlets carried a story on 2nd August that the director of World Vision’s programme of relief and development in Gaza had been arrested by the Israeli security services, and accused of channelling millions of dollars of aid to Hamas for military purposes. The key elements are...

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