St Philip and St James’s church, Grafton Road, Cheltenham, GL50 2DD

Partnership with St. Andrew’s, Ramallah

The Palestinian writer Raja Shehadeh, a Christian living in Ramallah, recently wrote in The Guardian:

‘Palestinians don’t expect the US or other western governments to change their policies towards Israel any time soon.  Instead, they place their hope in the solidarity offered by people sympathetic to their cause who are engaged in different forms of struggle against the occupation and its myriad injustices.  This solidarity will not slacken because of the US decision [to consider Israeli settlements legal].  In fact, it is more likely to be encouraged by this egregious flouting of international law.’

Let us hope we can continue to do our bit, in whatever way we can, to show solidarity with our Palestinian brothers and sisters.

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