Tag: Israel and palestine

A prophetic word on Gaza from Dr Ralph Wilde

Dr. Ralph Wilde is a member of the Faculty of Laws at University College London. He is currently engaged in an interdisciplinary research project, funded by the European Research Council, on the extraterritorial application of international human rights law, called ‘human rights beyond borders’.

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Sabeel Wave of Prayer

12 February 2024 The 14th of February marks for many Christians worldwide Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday symbolizes the first day of Lent and is traditionally observed with fasting and abstinence from meat and other animal products. Ash Wednesday derives its name from this practice, in which placement of ashes on the forehead is accompanied by the words, “for dust you are and to dust you will return.” Lent is a period of lament which ends with the great celebration of Easter. Ÿ Crucified Christ, in this season of

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We have a tool to stop Israel’s war crimes: BDS

We already have the tool “to stop Israel’s war crimes”, says Naomi Klein. It’s “BDS” – that it, it’s the strategy of using ‘Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions’ against Israel. Indeed, she is right. It is a powerful weapon for non-violent change. Even so, a generation of propaganda has made it is almost impossible for Western governments to employ this strategy. I still remember when our local council – Marrickville (in the inner-West of Sydney) –officially adopted BDS in 2011. It caused such an uproar that the

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Sabeel Wave of Prayer

5 February 2024 On the 30th of January, Israeli forces disguised as medical staff and civilians shot and killed three Palestinians who were allegedly connected to Hamas inside a hospital in the city of Jenin. The killings were carried out by undercover operatives while the men were sleeping at Ibn Sina Hospital according to statements issued by the Palestinian Ministry of Health and the Israeli army. Since the 7th of October, Jenin and other cities in the West Bank experience daily raids by Israel. Ÿ Almighty

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Hope for Gaza

I’m keen to share the following article by my friend, Dr Chandra Muzaffar. It’s one of the only words of hope that I’ve heard in response to the verdict of the International Criminal Court’s in their case against Israel.

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UK may recognise Palestine: Cameron

British Foreign Secretary David (Lord) Cameron says his country could officially recognize a Palestinian state after a ceasefire in Gaza without waiting for the outcome of what could be years-long talks between Israel and the Palestinians on a two-state solution, accprding to Reuters news agency. UK recognition of an independent state of Palestine, including in the United Nations, “can’t come at the start of the process, but it doesn’t have to be the very end of the process”, Cameron told The Associated Press. “What we need

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