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Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Latest News
Apr 8, 2015 - 02:18 pm .- Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem has praised an Israeli Supreme Court decision prohibiting the country's army from routing a security wall through Palestinian land in the West Bank, which would have separated 58 Christian families from their land.
Feb 18, 2015 - 03:35 pm .- Palestinian Christians, a monastery, a convent and a Catholic school near Bethlehem are all at risk from the Israeli government’s planned security barrier in the West Bank’s Cremisan Valley, the U.S. bishops have told members of Congress.
Jan 30, 2015 - 04:19 pm .- Christians have lived in the Middle East since the time of the apostles, but political machinations by world powers and other groups put these communities at risk of extinction, a Jordanian priest fears.
Oct 1, 2014 - 04:14 pm .- Christians and Muslims are coexisting peacefully in Israel and Palestine, but the political will for peace is not yet there, said the leader of a recent bishops’ pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  
Aug 29, 2014 - 12:02 pm .- Following the agreement of an indefinite ceasefire in Gaza earlier this week, a key priest in Jerusalem says the only way for it to last is if both sides overcome dehumanizing prejudices of the other.
Aug 15, 2014 - 04:08 pm .- More than 30 Christian, Jewish, and Muslim leaders in the United States called for a two-state solution to the Israel-Gaza conflict in a strongly-worded statement issued on Thursday.
Aug 13, 2014 - 02:03 am .- Despite the stresses of alternating violence and ceasefires between Hamas and Israel, Franciscans in the Holy Land are committed to helping the region's Christians remain in their homeland.
Aug 7, 2014 - 05:33 am .- Amid the ongoing war in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli ambassador to the Holy See lauded Pope Francis’ continued calls for peace, stating that religious leaders often help two sides of a conflict foster trust.
Jul 20, 2014 - 04:03 pm .- Argentinean priest Father Jorge Hernandez, pastor of Holy Family Parish in the Gaza strip, has decided to stay with his parishioners despite three missile strikes near his parish earlier this week.
Jul 18, 2014 - 11:32 am .- Though fighting has escalated between Israel and Palestinian militants based in the Gaza Strip, a Catholic Relief Services spokeswoman has stressed that the agency still aims to advance peace in the region.
Jul 18, 2014 - 08:04 am .- In wake of the rising death toll in Gaza due to increased tensions between Israel and Palestine, Pope Francis made a personal call to the country’s presidents in order to ask for peace.
Jul 9, 2014 - 02:15 pm .- In a declaration issued by the Catholic Ordinaries in the Holy Land, Church leaders decried ongoing violence in the region, criticizing leaders’ closed-mindedness, and calling for peaceful negotiations.
Jul 2, 2014 - 02:46 am .- In wake of escalating tensions between Israel and Palestine following the murder of three Israeli teens, Bishop William Shomali has encouraged leaders to work for reconciliation, rather than retaliation.
Jun 30, 2014 - 04:58 pm .- Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi released a statement voicing Pope Francis' condolences over three kidnapped Israeli teenagers found dead on Monday outside a Palestinian town. 
Jun 10, 2014 - 05:15 pm .- Pope Francis’ recent prayer meeting with the Israeli and Palestinian presidents is a call for peace in the region that may show fruit in improving relations, according to a panel of observers.
Jun 8, 2014 - 01:31 pm .- Pope Francis welcomed the presidents of Israel and Palestine to the Vatican on Sunday evening for an unprecedented meeting of prayer, the “Invocation for Peace.”
May 29, 2014 - 01:57 pm .- An encounter among Pope Francis, the Palestinian president, and the Israeli president at the Vatican to pray for peace in the Holy Land has been set for June 8, the Holy See has announced.
Sep 12, 2013 - 05:03 pm .- Education and interpersonal interaction offer the best hope for change in the situation between Israel and Palestine despite challenges facing those in the region, young students said at a recent panel.
Jul 2, 2013 - 12:13 pm .- In a letter to President Barack Obama, two leaders of the U.S. bishops voiced support for continued efforts towards nuclear disarmament, as well as peace between Israel and Palestine.
May 8, 2013 - 05:25 pm .- The U.S. bishops have criticized an Israeli plan to re-route a separation wall through the Cremisan Valley in the West Bank, claiming such a move would harm both Christian families and religious orders.