The Church felt obliged to change some of it after Jewish leaders sought to interfere, one complaining that it was “an outrage to everything that interfaith dialogue stands for… and closes the door on meaningful dialogue”.
“The political and humanitarian situation in the Holy Land continues to be a source of pain and concern for us all,” says the introduction to the Church of Scotland’s report The inheritance of Abraham?
Given Israel’s unsporting record and sheer bloody-minded obstruction towards Palestinians’ efforts to participate in a wide range of sporting activity (some listed below in Elizabeth Morley’s email), it is quite outrageous for the British government, brought up on the playing fields of Eton and, one supposes, having had sporting values well and truly beaten into them including the Laws of Cricket, to applaud and reward their racist behaviour.
A big fuss blew up last week when British MP George Galloway, invited to Oxford University to debate the motion “Israel should withdraw immediately from the West Bank”, walked out of the chamber when he heard that the student opposing the motion was an Israeli.
A few weeks ago YouGov, with the European Parliament in mind and using two different methods, put support for UKIP at between 17% and 19%. So the Conservatives are under pressure while the LibDems (on a measly 8%) are set to lose badly.
A Liberal Democrat MP in the UK, David Ward, is in hot water for his “use of language” in condemning Israelis for atrocities against the Palestinians while the horrors of their own suffering at the hands of the Nazis were still fresh in their memory.
Williams’s role as a figure of unity in the worldwide Anglican Communion, which is represented in over 130 countries, meant that he was in a position to bring the needs and voices of those fighting poverty, disease and the effects of conflict, to the attention of national and international policy makers and donor agencies.
The Palestinian Embassy in London has just issued a press release under the heading “Pressing need to halt Israel’s illegal settlement colonization campaign via political, legal, and diplomatic means”.
Earlier this week, in a sham show of ‘get tough’ diplomacy, UK foreign minister Alistair Burt announced that the Israeli ambassador had been formally summoned to the Foreign Office following Israel’s decisions to build 3,000 new housing units in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank, unfreeze planning in the area known as E1 and withhold tax revenues from the Palestinian Authority.
Mopar21277: This shit is out of control, what has become of man in playing chess with localized weapons that can instantly obliterate everything within a theater grid on a battlefield map. ...
blakehamilton: It's disgusting how immoral and depraved society has become where all the deviance goes. Next step legalize pedophilia? We have our own governments to blame for not acting and learning ...
Charlotte NC Bill: "feminine essence of the kabalah.." bother Nathan gave me a different impression....now I don't know which is worse,,
Charlotte NC Bill: Al-Jazeera...based in Quatar right? that should have given all of us pause fm the start, I should say.
Jim W. Dean: "If Putin and Obama cooperate,why is there war in Syria,and why are there US F-16′s and Patriots on the Syria Jordan border?"
The Jordan stuff is shadow boxing. The key ...