This Is Palestine – Revisited
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This Is Palestine – Revisited

On 26th May 2021 a motion was passed in Dáil Éireann, the Irish parliament, condemning the ‘de facto’ annexation of Palestinian land by Israel. The motion was passed unanimously. The vote was historic as it is the first time that an EU member state has spoken out so decisively and so clearly about the situation….

Israel-Palestine: Call for Circles of Silence
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Israel-Palestine: Call for Circles of Silence

Together with other Pax Christi International Sections, Pax Christi England and Wales is calling for Circles of Silence on or near Saturday 15th May. May 15th is Nakba Day, when we remember the forced displacement of 750,000 Palestinians after the Israeli Declaration of Independence on 14th May 1948. These families became refugees and have never…

Holy Innocents: The Case of Refugees in Israel
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Holy Innocents: The Case of Refugees in Israel

Each year the Holy Land attracts millions of pilgrims from around the world. It is a special place for Christians, Jews and Muslims. What the average pilgrim is not aware of, however, is that this region has also become a promised land for hundreds of thousands of refugees from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, the Philippines and…

The Holy Land: Christian Presence
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The Holy Land: Christian Presence

The Promised Land, Palestine, has always been a melting pot of different cultures and religions. It is a land where Jews, Christians and Muslims have their holy places. It has also always been a region of conflicts. In the wake of these conflicts, behind a veil of silence, the Christian population is in severe decline….

Israel-Palestine: A Singaporean Surgeon’s Witness of Working with the Palestinians
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Israel-Palestine: A Singaporean Surgeon’s Witness of Working with the Palestinians

Gaza has been blockaded for 12 years and bombarded by land, air and sea with several thousand killed and many more made homeless. Among the dead were more than a thousand children. Electricity is scarce and safe drinking water non-existent. Since March 2018, more than three hundred unarmed demonstrators asking for the right to return…