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Goldstone “Recants” Goldstone Report

In September 2009, the UN Human Rights Council released a report by the Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict. This mission was chaired by Justice Richard Goldstone and therefore came to be known as the Goldstone Report (pdf). The report...

Knesset Passes New Citizenship Law

On Monday, March 28, by a vote of 37 to 11, the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, passed a new Citizenship Law. The new law states that citizens of Israel accused with acts of terrorism against the state or in aiding those...

ELCJHL Bishop Munib Younan Elected President of LWF

The Rev. Dr. Munib Younan, Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL), has been elected President of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF). He succeeds the Rev. Mark S. Hanson, presiding bishop of the ELCA,...

Palestinian Christians Issue Kairos Document

An ecumenical group of Palestinian Christians, including the Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb pastor of Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, issued The Kairos Palestine Document: A moment of truth – A word of faith, hope and love from the heart of...

Reports, Statements and Updates 2007-2010

Reports from the Ground The situation in Israel and the cccupied Palestinian territory covers a broad set of topics and issues which are continually interacting with each other and creating new situations on the ground. Keeping in mind that covering...