The situation in Israel and the occupied territories is difficult and complex. It is important for us to learn what we can about this situation so as to be better informed regarding the reality on the ground. To this end, we post articles that give different points of view concerning the challenges faced by Israel and the Palestinians as they both seek an end to violence and a way to a just and lasting peace.
AP:Palestinians Seek Support for UN Recognition [6/27/11]
AP: Palestinian PM Skeptical of a UN Bid [6/28/11]
BBC: Heated Diplomacy Behind Palestinian Statehood Bid [6/28/11]
Jerusalem Post (Opinion): A Guide to September [6/27/11]
Palestinian effort to secure UN recognition & alternative scenarios should this effort fail.
AP: Israel Preparing for September West Bank Violence [6/27/11]
NY Times: Building Boom in Gaza's Ruins Belies Misery That Remains [6/25/11]
NY Times: A Bountiful Harvest, Rooted in a Former Settlement's Soil [6/28/11]
Christian Science Monitor (Opinion):A Message for Israelis and Evangelicals: Genesis Isn't a Policy Guide [6/27/11]
Of Ongoing Interest:
The Jerusalem Post: Hope for the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
A Palestinian Treated in an Israeli Hospital by a Team of Mixed Nationalities
New Hope for the Peace of Jerusalem:
Jewish, Christian and Muslim Religious Leaders Support U.S. Leadership for Peace
"Sowing Hate and Reaping Death"
The parents of a 14-year old girl killed in a suicide attack in Jerusalem make an emotional plea for a renewed commitment to seeking peace.
"Sleepless in Gaza...and Jersualem"
- A YouTube video chronicle of the lives of four young Palestinian women, Muslim and Christian, two living in Gaza and two in Arab Jerusalem and the West Bank. Regular episodes are planned.
A Plea for Peace from the Father of a Palestinian Child Killed by Israeli Forces