Christmas festivities in Bethlehem

Bethlehem, West Bank (AP) – Palestinians are preparing to host pilgrims from around the world in celebrating Christmas in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the top Roman Catholic cleric in the Holy Land, crossed an Israeli military checkpoint from Jerusalem on Monday ahead of midnight Mass at the Church of the […]

Encapsulating the Ills of Israel and Palestine and Move on

This commendable contribution of Professor Yossi Mekelberg , Senior Consulting Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme published in the Chatham House site on 26 July 2017 whilst appearing to be impartial in its assessment of the status quo, does indeed cover and in few paragraphs one of the world’s most entrenched neighbouring nations’ problems that plagued human settlements form time immemorial.  Jerusalem ‘the sacred’ as labelled by all sides, is obviously in great need of compassionate understanding between the parties so as to encapsulating the ills of Israel and Palestine and move on to lead the rest of the MENA region into a more serene future.