Palestine

| ISRAEL – PALESTINE

Mediated by Egypt, the truce between Israel and Islamic Jihad has been holding since 11.30 pm Sunday. As he waits to be let back in Gaza, Fr Romanelli, remains in contact with his deputy and local nuns. The current situation, which feeds a desire to flee, undermines all the work done to "heal traumas". For him, there is a lack of "political will" to reach true peace.


On 19-21 November, economists and entrepreneurs under 35 from around the world will meet online. More than 40 countries will be connected, with live streaming from Assisi. Some 2,000 people have registered with at least 12 link-ups to 115 countries, four hours a day plus a 24-hour marathon on the second day, and contributions from more than 20 countries.

| 27/10/2020
| VATICAN

The meeting with the president of the German Bishops Conference, in all likelihood touched upon the assembly with "deliberative power" convoked by the Germans to address issues such as the separation of power in the Church, priestly life, women's access to ministry and to offices in the Church and sexual morality.

| 19/09/2019
| VATICAN

After years, Abu Mazen and Ismail Haniyeh shook hands in Algeria, where they were attending celebrations for the 60th anniversary of independence. Catholic leader: a sort of 'protocol' that can, however, guarantee 'steps forward'. Gaza parish priest: a "signal" for the entire Palestinian people and the "search for an agreement". 

 

 

| 07/07/2022
| PALESTINE - GAZA

Today's headlines: Israel wants to take part in the US study of the bullet that killed the Christian journalist; in India, the death toll in a landslide in Manipur State rises to 37; the Iraqi premier inaugurates a 750 megawatts power plant; Tibetan monk Jigme Gyatso, who was arrested several times by Beijing, dies; Russian raid against illegal Chinese workers. 

| 04/07/2022
| ASIA TODAY

Hisham al-Sayed has been in the hands of the extremist movement since 2015. In seven years it is the first evidence that he is still alive, although his health condition appears precarious. The footage is believed to be recent and its release is an attempt to force prisoner negotiations. In Jenin Israeli soldiers kill a 25-year-old Palestinian man. 

| 29/06/2022
| ISRAEL - PALESTINE
by Dario Salvi

The country is heading for its fifth vote in just over three years. Tomorrow the passage that should sanction the dissolution of the Knesset. From behind the scenes the former premier moves to return to power, in this or the next legislature. Pacifist rabbi: Bennett executive has made no progress on "major issues" such as "employment and peace process." 

| 28/06/2022
| GATEWAY TO THE EAST
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