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I said to a friend: "If all these Religious Leaders, the Human rights organizations, the NGO's and many important people of different back grounds, even Jews, dared  to say what you will read on the following documents about the situation
in Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq and the whole M.E.

And if these same people dared to challenge the Israelis and..... their friends as first hand witnesses on the TRUTH
that they have experienced in the land. 
And if you dare calling all of them, biased, racist and anti-semitic,
then dare to say that the TRUTH is  Biased, Racisit and  Anti-Semtic.


We attempt below to give you UPDATES ( DOCUMENTS) from different sources.
Mainly you will find reactions and statements of different Human Rights organizations, Churches, NGOs, UN and many others.
Thank you in advance for sharing this important page with those on your mailing lists.
May God, Allah, Hashem, Adonia, Elohim, the God of different names but:
ONE FOR ALL THE ABRAHAMIC BROTHERS AND SISTERS,
BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

Pray with us for peace, work for justice and TRUTH.

 

January 1: Geographic study [PowerPoint] by United Methodist Church on Israel-Palestine

January 1: Dwelling in the Holy Land has become a curse for many of its inhabitants, Baptist church

January 7: Gaza tiny Christian community prays for peace

January 11: Restrictions by Israel on Christians, Threatening the Future of the Church

January 11: Welcome, President Bush, to the misery you've created

January 11: Many Palestinians Offer A Bleak Opinion Of Bush

January 12:  Mideast Peace = Peace of Jerusalem = World Peace, The Rev. Roy Hayes (Episcopal)

January 13:  Israel to Build More than 1,000 Homes at the Edge of Jerusalem, Catholic News Service

January 13:  Palestinian Child Prisoners of War in Israel, We Hold These Truths

January 14:  Holy Land Has a Much Needed News Outlet, Zenit

January 14:  Christian Aid Gives Cautious Welcome to Bush Commitment on Palestine, Ekklesia

January 14:  A Critique of Christian Zionism, Stephen Sizer in Israeli eNews

January 14: Palestine Visit: Our Stay in Beit-Sahour Irfan Engineer in the American Muslim

January 15: Iraqi Christians Might Resume Exodus Zenit

January 15: Barenboim Accepts Palestine Passport Independent Catholic News

January 15: Israel's Visa Policy Aims to Paralyse Christianity in the Holy Land Stuart Littlewood, UN Observer

January 15: Bishops Brief Benedict XVI on Holy Land Zenit

January 16: Israel Takes Steps Toward the Holy See Zenit

January 17: FAQ Regarding the Peace Proposal of 2000 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

January 17: It's Not about Iran Telhami of the Washington Post in Churches for Middle East Peace

January 17: Vatican Might Call for a Day of Prayer in the Holy Land Zenit

January 18: Suffering the Faithful David Aikman, Christianity Today

January 18: Catholic Leader: Israel Discriminates Against Non-Jews Saed Bannoura, IMEMC

January 18: Franciscan Boys' Home in Bethlehem Marie-Armelle Beaulieu in Custodia Terrae Sanctae

January 18: Palestinian Christians Say that They Are Invisible to Visiting Evangelical Christians Cox Newspapers

January 18: Persecution of Christians Editorial in the Manila Times

January 18: A Common Word Between You and Us Royal Aal Al-Beit Institute

January 18: Christian Bishops from Europe, US to Visit the Holy Land 

January 18: Pope Highlights Vocation of Christians in the Holy Land Zenit

January 18: Slideshow: Mideast Conflict Reuters

January 19: Two Decades of Protest and Hope [Women in Black] Aditi Bhaduri in the Hindu Magazine

January 19: Gaza Power Cut Leaves People Cold Physically, Metaphorically IRIN: UN Humanitarian News and Analysis

January 19: Group of Gazans Arrive in Jordan for Free Medical Treatment IRIN: UN Humanitarian News and Analysis

January 19: Palestinian Camp Residents Skeptical over Bush Visit IRIN: UN Humanitarian News and Analysis

January 20: Crossing Borders DVD about about hospital in Gaza Ed & Karen Hartwell, Episcopal Life

January 20: Are Christians Obligated to Support Zionism? Cynthia Brewer, Holy Land Ecumenical Foundation

January 20: Christians Have a Special Role in Mideast Peace Project Rateb Rabie, Holy Land Ecumenical Foundation

January 20: North American and European Bishops Offer Hope and Prayers for Just Peace in the Holy Land Catholic News Agency

January 20: Pope: Catholics Around the World Must Help Arab Chrisitians Catholic News Agency

January 20: Evangelical Christians and Muslims Meet for Historic Dialogue Ekklesia

January 20: Pope Urges Religious Freedom in Arab States Gulf News

January 20: Archbishop Sabbah Urges Young People to Walk with God Robert Cheaib in Zenit

January 21: Univ. of Dayton Professor Charles Russo Speaks at UN about Equality in Jerusalem Schools Vermillion/University of Dayton Flyer News

January 21: This Time Next Year: Vision of Palestine State in 2009 Daoud Kuttab, Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University

January 21: See Gaza and Weep Stuart Littlewood in UN Observer

January 21: The Occupied Palestinian Territories: Dignity Denied International Red Cross

January 21: Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories: Both Sides Pay the Price of Escalation International Red Cross

January 21: PCHR Calls on the International Community to Prevent a Humanitarian Catastrophe in Gaza PCHR

January 21: UN Secretary General Ban K-Moon Calls for an End to Palestinian Attacks, Restraint by Israeli Forces UN News Centre

January 21: UN Secretary General Ban K-Moon Voices Concern over Closure of Crossing Points UN News Centre

January 21: Sunshine in a Bottle: Palestinian Fair Trade Andree Ryan, UK Quakers

January 21: Palestinian Non-Violence and the Israeli Response Jill Swain, UK Quakers

January 21: Living in Sderot, Israel John Friend-Pereira, UK Quakers

January 21: Jewish and Muslim Perspectives Elizabeth Harris, Methodist Church's Secretary for Inter Faith Relations

January 21: Powerpoint - The Cradle of Our Faith: the Enduring Witness of the Christians of the Middle East Presbyterian Church USA

January 21: The Resurrection Hope: Celebrating the Enduring Witness of the Christians of the Middle East Presbyterian Church USA

January 21: Bush's Middle East Trip: Still No Peace Stephen Zunes, University of San Francisco in Tikkun

January 22: Fear Mars Mid-East Christians Gerald Butt in Church Times

January 22: English, Canadian Bishops Say Situation Is Not Good in Holy Land Judith Sudilovsky in Tidings

January 22: Nothing to Sell and No Place to Travel United Nations Relief and Works Agency

January 22: Palestine Refugee Children Encapture Packed House in Amsterdam United Nations Relief and Works Agency

January 22: Plumbing Business Going Down the Drain United Nations Relief and Works Agency

January 22: Letters from Gaza (1): Without Electricity or Water Najwa Sheikh Ahmed, United Nations Relief and Works Agency

January 22: Letters from Gaza (2): An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away  Najwa Sheikh Ahmed, United Nations Relief and Works Agency

January 22: Letters from Gaza (3): No Expectations Najwa Sheikh Ahmed, United Nations Relief and Works Agency

January 22: Veteran Loan Client Dealt a Heavy Blow United Nations Relief and Works Agency

January 22: No More Clay on the Potter's Wheel United Nations Relief and Works Agency

 January 22: Palestine Refugees in the Contemporary Context: A View from UNRWA United Nations Relief and Works Agency

January 22: The United States Announces $40 Million Toward the General Fund United Nations Relief and Works Agency

January 22: Video: Israel Allows Supplies to Enter Gaza  CNN

January 22: Cardinal Foley Calls Trip to the Holy Land Informative, Inspiring  Catholic News Service

January 22: Protest Against Siege in Front of Nativity Church  International Middle East Media Center

January 22: Iraq Tops ROACO Agenda  Vatican Radio

January 23: Pro-Israel vs. Pro-Palestine: A Jewish Rabbi Hopes for a Better Conversation  Rabbi Yehiel Poupko in Christianity Today

January 23: Linguistics, Islam, and the Beatitudes  Joaquin Martillo in The American Muslim

January 23: Largest Emergency Humanitarian Relief Appeal for Palestinians United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

January 23: Israel-OPT: Militants Force Open Parts of the Border with Egypt United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

January 23: Palestine Medical Relief Society: Act Now to End the Siege of Gaza UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

January 23:Switzerland Funded Rapid Skills Courses for Palestine Youth In Lebanon U N Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

January 23: The Impact of Sanctions and the Blockade on the Human Right to Water and Sanitation in Gaza  U N O C of Humanitarian Affairs

January 23: Factbox: Key Facts about the Gaza Strip United Nations Office for the Coordination  of Humanitarian Affairs

January 23: Christian Zionists Feel 'Betrayed' by Bush's Road Map  Bill Berkowitz, Interservice Press Agency

January 23: No Rights, Little Mercy  Mohammed Omer, Interservice Press Agency

January 23: It's Darkness at Noon  Mohammed Omer, Interservice Press Agency

January 23: Taking Faith Beyond the Church  Costa Dabbagh, Christian Aid

January 23: Call to End the Isolation of the Gaza Strip Christian Aid

January 23: Document: Occupied Palestine Territory - Consolidated Appeal  UN report on Haaretz website

January 23: Church Leaders Urge End to Gaza Violence, Say Situation Is "Illegal Collective Punishment of the Innocent" Zenit

January 23: Presbyterian Statement on Gaza Christians Jerry. L Van Marter, Presbyterian News Service

January 23: UN Chief Calls for Peaceful Resolution of Gaza Crisis  Lisa Schlein, Voice of America

January 24:Human Rights Council Slams Israel over Gaza; EU Abstains  Agence France-Presse

January 24:Israel's High Court of Justice Will Consider Halting the Blockade of the Gaza Strip JTA: the Global News Service of the Jewish People

January 24: Israel Pushes Egyptian Responsibility for Gaza JTA: the Global News Service of the Jewish People

January 24: Israel Will Evacuate Major West Bank Outpost JTA: the Global News Service of the Jewish People

January 24: Humanitarian Situation in Gaza Is Difficult UN News Centre

January 24: Caritas Jerusalem--Our Gaza Presence, Ongoing Work, and Commitment to Stay UN O Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

January 24: World Council of Churches Calls for Gaza Prayer Religious Intelligence

January 24: Ecumenical Body Appeals for Prayers for Gaza Churches Christian Today

January 24: BOTH Gaza and Sderot: A Crisis that Continues Rabbi Arthur Waskow, The Shalom Center

January 24: Save the Negev, Protect the Bedouin Rabbi David Seidenberg

January 24: "Future for Palestine Initiative Launched" Relief Web: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

January 24: Churches Decry Israel's Treatment of Gaza Ethan Cole in The Christian Post

January 25: Palestinians in Gaza Refuse to Be Victimized Lynn Walters, Board Member of Hope for Peace and Justice

January 25: Methodists to Mull Divestment from Israel Seth Gitell in the New York Sun Sioux County [Iowa] Index

January 25: The Key to Peace: Dismantling the Matrix of Control Jeff Halper, The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions

January 25: End the Siege over Gaza Jeff Halper, The Israeli Committee Against

January 25: 3,000 Trees of Reconciliation Tu B'Shvat Seder Resource Center in Jewish Voice for Peace

January 25: Worse than a Crime Uri Averney, gush-shalom.org website

January 25: A Generous Offer to the Palestinian Refugees? Neta Golan in The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions

January 25: Open Letter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Churches for Middle East Peace

January 25: In the Name of God, End the Siege: A Message from the Heads of Churches in the Holy Land and Jerusalem UN Observer

January 25: UN Seeks $10 Million in Gaza Aid from Gulf Arabs Agence France-Presse in Middle East Times

January 25: Lutheran Bishop Joins Call to End Gaza Blockade ELCA News on The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation website

January 25: Note from Jerusalem #6 Russell Siler, Retired Pastor, The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation

January 25: Human Rights Watch Statement to the UN Human Rights Council  Human Rights Watch

January 25: Photo Essay: Israel Blocks Medical Evacuations  Fred Abrahams, Senior Emergency Researcher, Human Rights Watch

January 25: Audio Report: Israel Blocks Medical Evacuations  Fred Abrahams, Senior Emergency Researcher, Human Rights Watch

January 26: Mission Leader, Bishop Felton E. May, Voices Concern over Gaza  Elliott Wright, United Methodist Church

January 26: Gaza's Ahli Arab Hospital Receives Support from American Friends   Matthew Davies, Episcopal News

January 26: Gaza Must Not Be Cut Off from the World Amnesty International

January 26: Palestinians Must Not Be Re-Imprisoned within the Gaza Strip Amnesty International

January 26: Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories: Fear for safety: 1.5 Million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip Amnesty International

January 26: Why should we be interested in this conflict as Christians and as Americans? Sharing Jerusalem

January 26: Food Rations Reduced as a Result of Closure of Gaza Crossings  UN News Centre

January 26: Keeping the Holy Land in Our Prayers  Sheila Bright in Zenit

Januaray 26: Christian leaders call for alleviating desperate Gaza situation
January 29: Preventive Peace,  Dr. Bernard Sabella

April 1: "The Main Obstacle to Peace Is the Fear of Peace" Michel Sabbah, retired Patriarch of Jerusalem
April 23,
 Cleaning to the dream of a (Christian) Palestine Village, BBC
April 24, The Ritual Flaying of Jimmy Carter, Joe Conason

May 1, Irish Christian leaders barred from Western Wall for wearing crosses
May 1,  "Israel must redicover jewish values, Peres

May 10: US Catholic Confernece of Bishops for peace in the Holy Land

American Friends Service Committee
Caritas Holy LAND
Churches for Middel East Peace

Churches for Middle East Peace Updates
Christus Rex
Electronic Iraq

DIPLOMATIC SOCIETY OF THE THE KNIGHTS OF ST. GABRIEL  
Friends of Sabeel
Help us to stop cold war against Islam, 1997
Jews for Justice and Peace
Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem
Lutherans in the Holy Land
Ma'an News Agency

Mandela Institute for Human Rights
Olive Harvest Delegation: AFSC
Palestine remembered

President Jimmy Carter and the Middle East
 Updates in Arabic Language, Abouna.org
US CAMPAIGN TO END OCCUPATION
Vatican and Antisemitism
We Are Wide Awake
(Important one)


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