Author Archives: hannahbrockagain

News: Mount of Olives military academy plans delayed for Obama’s visit

From France24: ‘AFP – Israeli plans to grant final approval for a military academy in annexed east Jerusalem have been delayed to avoid tensions ahead of US President Barack Obama’s visit, army radio said on Thursday. The controversial project, to be built … Continue reading

Posted in News | Leave a comment

Updates and sad news

We are sadly yet to receive a reply from the petitions (online and paper) that we submitted in mid-December, both to the Israeli Ministry of the Interior and, cc-ed, the Israeli Embassy in London. Moreover, the news has recently been … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

‘Israel advances east Jerusalem military college plan’

News from France24 (via AFP): ‘An Israeli committee has advanced a controversial plan to build a military college on the Mount of Olives in annexed east Jerusalem, an Israeli non-governmental group said on Thursday. “The local committee recommended approving the … Continue reading

Posted in News | 1 Comment

Story from the Jerusalem Post: ‘Approval of military college to pass another hurdle’

‘The controversial plan to move the National Defense College to the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem is expected to pass another approval hurdle on Wednesday after a hearing. The Jerusalem municipality approved the location after hearing public opposition. The college, … Continue reading

Posted in News | 1 Comment

Petition submitted!

We have sent the petition (both the online and paper version) to the Israeli Ministry of Interior and, cc-ed, the Israeli Embassy in London. However, it’s not too late to spread the word – although the consultation period for Israeli … Continue reading

Posted in News, Opinion | 1 Comment

Press release: Bishop condemns controversial plans for a military academy on the Mount of Olives

The Right Rev’d John Davies, Bishop of Swansea & Brecon, has joined campaigners in condemning plans to build a military college on the Mount of Olives. Bishop John signed a petition that calls on the Israeli authorities to abandon their … Continue reading

Posted in News | Leave a comment

Bishop of Swansea and Brecon condemns plans for military college on the Mount of Olives

The Right Rev’d John Davies – Bishop of Swansea & Brecon – said “Quite apart from the political and military conflict in Israel/Palestine – which any politician of a decent heart and sound conscience will feel duty-bound to resolve for … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment