About Blog

Welcome to the EAPPI blog!

Photo EAPPI/A. Aguilar.

Photo EAPPI/A. Aguilar.

EAPPI has the most human rights observers on the ground in Israel and Palestine. Our blog shares eyewitness reports, personal stories, photos and videos directly from these Ecumenical Accompaniers (EAs) in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

You’ll see evidence of shocking human rights violations, such as Khaled who has suffered continuously from Israeli settler violence over the years, but perseveres in farming his land. You will also read inspiring stories of people on both sides of the conflict who tirelessly advocate for a just peace for Israelis and Palestinians, like Daher, whose Tent of Nations has brought internationals from around the world to nonviolently resist the confiscation of his land.

You’ll not only hear from our EAs on the ground, but from our community of advocates around the world. This blog is where the EAPPI community comes together and finds strength in its diversity. We hope you’ll be inspired to join!

EAPPI is a programme of the World Council of Churches, however, the impressions, hopes and ideas expressed in this blog are the contributions of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or policies of the World Council of Churches.


2 thoughts on “About Blog

  1. how rediculous your organization and propgandistic, inaccurate comments are. situations and history you describe are complete distorted just to fit your objectives.
    christians in the palestinuan territories as well as in israel itself are terribly discriminated against by the arab moslem population.
    your stances harm the chances for peace through your prejudice. disgraceful, and you call yourselves “religious.”

    • Our programme began as a result of an appeal from local Heads of Churches in Jerusalem and we are supported by the local Heads of Churches, which represent all major Christian denominations. There are very few cases of Muslim persecution against Christians among Palestinians. Instead, most Palestinian Christian point to strong Christian-Moslem relations and the Israeli occupation as their source of suffering. If you want to know what the Palestinian Christian community is saying, you may find these resources helpful: Kairos Palestine – a coordinated message from many Palestinian Christian voices – http://www.kairospalestine.ps/sites/default/Documents/English.pdf; Bernard Sabella discusses Palestinian Christian migration and the tradition of Palestinian Christian-Moslem relations – http://www.al-bushra.org/holyland/sabella.htm ; and EAPPI’s publication Faith Under Occupation – http://eappi.org/en/resources/eappi-publications.html.

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