The AIC joins Kairos Palestine in saying to the Chilean miners: "we urge you to remember that Israel is skilled and experienced at exploiting other people's suffering. We hope you will not permit them to exploit yours." Israeli authorities barred entrance to representatives of the Alternative Information Center (AIC) and independent journalists from a press conference being held in West Jerusalem with the visiting Chilean miners.
Holy Land Christians protest Israeli police restrictions during Easter celebrations
Holy Land Christians respond to Israeli police restrictions during Easter celebrations Holy Land Christians, after hundreds of years of celebrating Easter in Jerusalem as the most important and significant holy week for Christianity, are being denied freedom of worship during this period by the Israeli occupation police. (Read more)
Troops attack a Sunday Mass with tear gas at Beit Sahour city
Israeli troops fired tear gas and concussion grenades on Sunday midday at a Mass held by residents of Beit Sahour city, southern West Bank. Residents from Beit Sahour along with international supporters gathered at the evacuated military base of Ush Grhab east of the city. People held banners demanding the halt of the Israeli renewed work at the site and called for the end of settlement activity around their city.
Kairos Palestine position on the BDS call
We have lately received several requests to clarify our call for BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) mentioned in the Kairos document. (Read more)
The Palestine-Israel Ecumenical Forum (PIEF) expresses solidarity with the people of Beit Sahour as they struggle against the latest Israeli army intrusion into their municipality land
"Kairos Palestine" group has called on churches and the international community to support them in their opposition to this development. (Read more)
World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel between 29 May - 4 June 2010
Joint action for just peace convened by the World Council of Churches
The World Council of Churches is inviting member churches and related organizations to join a week of advocacy, education and prayer for a just peace in Palestine and Israel. Participants will help make a common international public witness in late May and early June 2010. The tragic events in Israel and Palestine continue to call people of faith and goodwill to respond. Those who share the hope of justice are invited to take peaceful actions, together. (Read more)
Response from Simon Wiesnethal Center to the Dutch churches
It is not customary for us as an international human rights organizations and NGO to address the leadership of the PKN by means of a letter. Nevertheless we take the liberty for this unusual step and hope that the content of this epistle explains the reason. (Read more)
Injustice in Beit Sahour: A Statement by Kairos Palestine
(Jerusalem 20.03.2010) As described by town residents, Ha’aretz, Ma’an News, and other sources in recent days, Israeli soldiers and bulldozers arrived on February 10 at a family recreation park in Beit Sahour – a town slightly east of Bethlehem in the West Bank, and the site of the former army base Osh Grab, which was abandoned by the IDF in 2006 – and declared it a closed military zone.
Kairos Palestine condemns this action and calls upon churches worldwide to advocate for the Christians and all residents of Beit Sahour and intervene in the damage, present and projected, wrought upon their home. (Read more)