Monday, August 17, 2009

Presiding Bishop outraged over Israeli evictions

Monday, 17th August 2009
By George Conger

US Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has joined the international chorus of voices expressing outrage over the Aug 2 eviction by Israeli police of two Arab families from their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of Jerusalem.

In an open letter to US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton published on Aug 5, Bishop Jefferts Schori said “this action undermines the quest for peace led by you and President Obama and represents a step backward in the peace process and a likely precursor to further violence.”

On Aug 3 Mrs Clinton called the eviction "deeply regrettable" and "provocative," and told reporters the “the eviction of families and demolition of homes in east Jerusalem is not in keeping with Israeli obligations.” the rest


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