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UPDATES 2004

  2004

Voices of TRUTH
We are trying to give you UPDATES ( DOCUMENTS) from different sources and specially things coming about the Holy Land and IRAQ. Mainly you will find reactions and statements of different Human Rights organizations,  Churches, NGOs, UN and many others from  all over the world.
They want to be the voice of the TRUTH, telling what they think about what is happening in the Holy Land.
This their VOICES are  more accurate than the NEWSPAPERS, Radios  and TVs as they speak about things that they have seen, lived or experienced on the ground of the Holy Land or heard  as  first hand from their offices there on the ground of the Holy Land.
Please feel free to use it, send it to your lists and please give it to your pastor, priest, Sheikh, Rabbi,  organizations, committees for justice and peace studies and committement.
HELP US TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC OPINION ABOUT THE TRUTH.

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2004

 
Note from Al-Bushra: As you may have noticed, on 2003 we started to find fewer and fewer NGOs, UN, Human Rights, and Church leaders        speaking about the issues ... we do not know why? Compare with 2000-2002!!
Although things became more difficult and human rights are less respected!!
People dare less to speak out ...they prefer to not see, not hear ...

January 4, Franciscan Custodian of Holy LandUrges Rebirth of Dialogue, Zenit
January 8, Interview with Israeli Historian Benny Morris in Haaretz
January 8, OUTLOOK FOR 2004, CMEP
January 13, Rights groupaccuses U.S. of Iraq abuses
January 15, URGENT NEED FOR PEACE IN THE HOLY LAND BY CATHOLIC BISHOPS
January 15, Patriarch Michel Sabbah of Jerusalem calls on All Churches to Help Peace, Zenit
January 15, Ecumenical News International, Catholic bishops condemn Israel's security wall blocking Palestinian
January 25,Statement by Israeli Peace and Human Rights Organizations on the Construction of the wall In OT
Juanary 26, INTERNATIONAL Bishops in Jerusalem Condemn Israeli Wall, FROM The Tablet, BY Michael Hirst
January 27,The security fence stands as a terrible symbol of the fear and despair, Archbishop of Canterbury
January 27, IRAQ No humanitarian case for Iraq war, says rights group
February 15, The Holy Land needs: forgiveness not revenge, bridges not walls.", says the POPE
February 15, Pax Christi International, The Status of Palestinian Citizens in Israel
February 15, INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY MOVEMENTIN PALESTINE IN THE WEST BANK
February 18,Red Cross slams Israel wall 
February 18, The West's failure to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict was breeding terrorism,Former hostage Terry Waite
February 19, STATEMENT ON THE WALL by World Council of Churches
February 20, Pastoral Reflections on the Political Situation,CMEP
April 2, Appeal of the Leaders of the Christian Churches in Iraq
April 10, Vatican reasserts opposition to war in Iraq
April 13, Palestinian Christians barred from Easter pilgrimage, National Catholic Reporter
Apriel 24 Stop the Israeli Wall and Beit Jala Land Seizure, Chrisitans and Muslims of Beit-Jala
May 19,  Pax Christi International 2004 Council Meetings
May 19, Jewish council cuts ties with LutheranChurch of Sweden after products' boycott  
May 23,  A resolution on The Holy Land and a declaration on the War on Terrorism,
Pax Christi 
May 30, Patriach Michel Sabbah, "Is the Lord no longer in Zion?
June 6, Sabeel conference rebukes ‘heretical teachings of Christian Zionism’
June 26  UN human rights officials denounce Israel
July 7, Pope sends message to Saddam, Iraq
July 9, The  International Court of Justice ruled the separation fence is in breach of international law 
July 19, Church Leaders
ask for Cooperation with U.N. to Resolve Barrier Issue, CMEP
July 20,
Statement from the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
July 28, 
Complex Mideast Demands Solid Formation for Christians, Says Patriarch Michel Sabbah of Jerusalem 
July 31, UN:
Living conditions worsen for Palestinians
August 2, Catholic, Lutheran leaders visit West Bank areas affected by barrier By Catholic News Service
August 6, Use of children in terrorist acts overstated by Israeli media, Catholic News Service
August 6, Analysis of Palestinian governance crisis, CMEP
August 6, EU ends tariff-free Israeli trade
August 10, 
Muslim-Christian Dialogue, Patriarch Michel Sabbah of Jerusalem
August 11, EU aids homeless Palestinians, criticizes IDF demolitions 
August 23, Palestinian Prisoner Hunger Strike,
Head of Christian Churches in the Holy Land
August 24,  Sabeel Statement on Prisoners
August 25,
 
US Campaign| Urge Senate Not to Endorse Israel's Wall 
August 25, ARMENIAN CHURCH IN ISRAEL JOIN ACTION OF SUPPORT OF PALESTINIAN PRISONERS
August 26, Hunger for Justice, Women in Black
August 26, Mandela Institute for Human Rights, Striking Prisoners Call Prison Clinics "Fruit and Vegetable Stands"
August 27, Israel: UN concerned for Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike
September 6,  Passionist Fathers, Jerusalem,  The wall of separation at a Monestary
September 8, UNRWA Opens New Shelters for Rafah Homeles
September 9, Open Letter to Archbishop Rowan Williams from Jonathan Kuttab
September 14, Israel still denying priests to its Catholics, Vatican: Israel promises to resolve visa problem
September 16, UN Secretary, Annan, declares Iraq war illegal and warns of election credibilit
September 22, Anglican Peace and Justice Network Statement on the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict
Septemebr 24, Anglican group calls for Israel sanctions
October 1, Caritas Jerusalem, press relaease on the situation
October 2, UN slams Israeli raids on Palestinian schools
October 4, UNRWA director responds to Israel's allegations
October 6, Dialogue among the sons of God, Laity Committee
October 15,
The conflict in the Holy Land is the concern of all Christians,
Regional Episcopal Conference of North Africa (CERNA) Conference of the Latin Bishops of the Arab Regions (CELRA)
October 22, UNRWA Gaza field assessment of IDF Operation Days of Penitence
October 24,   Message from a Bethlehemite Palestinian to the American people
October 27, UNRWA ambulance was unjustified as the object
October 30, Cardinal Tauran, top official of the Holy See, on the role of Christians as peacemakers in the Holy Land
November 2, Holy See Official Addresses a Committee of the U.N. General Assembly on ROAD MAP
November 3, Property Tax Question Still Unresolved in Israel, Holy See Joins 2 Days of Talks in Jerusalem
November 4, SUPPORT FOR UN'S PRINCIPAL JUDICIAL ORGAN ON THE QUESTION OF THE WALL
November 4,
CHURCH WORLD SERVICE DELEGATION TO MIDDLE EAST
November 8, Interreligious Panel on justicve and Truth in Israel-Palestine, at Clearmont Univeristy, California
November 9, Vatican official
says attack on Iraq is for UN to decide
November 11, Pope Advocates a Reconciled and Peaceful Holy Land
November 12, Papal sympathy to Palestinians on Arafat death
November 19, Olive oil harvest in Palestine continues to face overwhelming challenges for farming families, By CARITA
November 29, U.N
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
November 29, Caritas Internationalis on International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
Novemebr 29,
Custody of the Holy Land: Christian Sanctuaries belong to the Churches
November 30, Palestinian Christians face ethnic cleansing, National Catholic Reporter
December 1, Caristas Jerusalem, press release about visit to Zababdeh
December 1, Presbyterian  Church: Saying no to Israel is not anti-Semitism
December 2 Caritas expresses solidarity with Palestinian people
December  6, 
From churches, a challenge to Israeli policies
December 8,  
Pope concern for Iraqi Christians after two terror attacks 
December 8, Pope condemns Iraq church attacks
December 9,
Jewish Voice for Peace Statement on Divestment as a Strategy to Ends Israel's Occupation
December 9, Reflections of a Jerusalem Christian,George  Hintlian is a Jerusalem historian, author of eight books
December 13, Israel blamed for 'Christian exodus', Mayor of Bethlehem, Palestine
December 13, Iraqi tells Pope
that Christians will be defended 
December 13, No Christmas festivities in northern Iraqi city
December 14, SABEEL’S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE 2004, The Defiant Spirit of Christmas
December 15,
Caritas Jerusalem
calls attention again to the deteriorating Palestinian humanitarian situation 
December 20, Christmas peace messages taken to Bethlehem, Pax Christi
December 21,
Jerusalem Patriarch, Michel Sabbah,
sees Hope for Peace, But Insists That Roots of Violence Must Be Addressed
December 21
, Iraqi
Christians to Celebrate Christmas Discreetly Amidst Violence
December 21, UN report paints bleak picture of Bethlehem
December 21, Christmas of Mordecai Vanunu
December 22, Christmas Message, From the Anglican Church of Jerusalem, Bishop Riah Abu El-Assal
December 22, Pope Shenouda, spiritual leader to millions of Copts, Egypt, goes into seclusion
December, 22, LATIN PATRIARCHATE – JERUSALEM, CHRISTMAS MESSAGE 2004
December 22, Christmas greetings from Bethlehem and Jerusalem, Churches for Middle East Peace Email Network
December 22,
Bishop Munib Younan of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Christmas message
December 22, CHRISTMAS MESSAGE 2004 FROM
THE MAYOR OF BETHLEHEM
December 22, Christmas Message, Caritas, Jerusalem
December 22, Christian exodus from Holy Land, Bethlehem's fate highlights dwindling community's woes, NBC News

 


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