When it comes to setting Israel's borders, little is about security
20 Dec 2013 | 5:00 am
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20 Dec 2013 | 4:00 am
VIDEO: 'I lost all three sons in bombings'
20 Dec 2013 | 3:53 am
Sharpening Sunni-Shia schism bodes ill for Middle East
20 Dec 2013 | 3:44 am
Jewish oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky free after Putin pardon
20 Dec 2013 | 3:37 am
At Israel's Ben-Gurion airport, duty-free isn't always a bargain
20 Dec 2013 | 2:32 am
Spoken Arabic studies counter anti-Arab prejudice among Israeli students
20 Dec 2013 | 12:21 am
Al Goldstein, porn pioneer, dies at 77
20 Dec 2013 | 12:06 am
Dividing factions add up to total chaos in Syria, with no solution in sight
20 Dec 2013 | 12:00 am
Israel offering Intel up to $1b to build new plant and expand existing factory
19 Dec 2013 | 11:00 pm
VIDEO: Were the Arab uprisings successful?
19 Dec 2013 | 8:09 pm
Mandela received weapons training from Mossad agents in Ethiopia
19 Dec 2013 | 7:00 pm
Learning the hard-cash way: Israel’s multimillion dollar private-tutoring industry
19 Dec 2013 | 6:38 pm
NYT discovers Mohammed Assaf: ‘the most remarkable concert I’ve ever seen’
19 Dec 2013 | 5:45 pm
VIDEO: What makes a beautiful camel?
19 Dec 2013 | 5:04 pm
Anti-Muslim slogans spray-painted on mosque in Palestinian town
19 Dec 2013 | 4:19 pm
Racist ringleaders 2013: Israel's war on Africans intensifies
19 Dec 2013 | 3:00 pm
Searching for light on Gaza's dark streets
19 Dec 2013 | 1:37 pm
Reform Jews embrace Israeli ‘pluralism’ — sans Palestinians — to energize the young
19 Dec 2013 | 12:48 pm
US 'not disengaging from Middle East'
19 Dec 2013 | 11:59 am
Does The Nation have a problem with Palestinians?
19 Dec 2013 | 11:20 am
Al-Nusra leader rejects Syria talks
19 Dec 2013 | 11:16 am
Suicide bombers target Iraq pilgrims
19 Dec 2013 | 10:25 am
Sunnis and Shia in the Middle East
19 Dec 2013 | 10:23 am
John Kerry’s framework proposal sets the stage for the ‘Gazafication’ of the West Bank
19 Dec 2013 | 8:38 am
This is the most dangerous peace process of all
19 Dec 2013 | 7:50 am
Citizen Strangers: Palestinians and the birth of Israel’s liberal settler state
19 Dec 2013 | 7:48 am
‘Foreign Policy’ blames AIPAC for warmongering Iran bill, but Maddow won’t tell you that
19 Dec 2013 | 7:12 am
Syria abductions 'a terror strategy'
19 Dec 2013 | 5:32 am
Two Palestinians die in W Bank raids
19 Dec 2013 | 4:24 am
How Israeli diplomats tried to muzzle an Irish journalist
18 Dec 2013 | 3:28 pm
Former Israeli ambassador calls for legislation to impose ‘penalties’ on promoters of academic boycott
18 Dec 2013 | 2:21 pm
Students at George Mason University organize graduation walkout on Apartheid profiteer Shari Arison
18 Dec 2013 | 2:20 pm
Remembering Dr. Eyad el Sarraj, 1943-2013
18 Dec 2013 | 2:07 pm
18 Dec 2013 | 9:02 am
Prawer protesters beaten, threatened with rape by Israeli police in Haifa
17 Dec 2013 | 3:10 pm
Taking direct action against Israel's racist marriage law
17 Dec 2013 | 1:40 pm
Why is Gaza always Egypt's scapegoat?
16 Dec 2013 | 6:45 pm
EU sanctions Israeli settlements but not state that created them
16 Dec 2013 | 3:55 pm
Families seek refuge in school as flooded Gaza turns into “disaster area”
14 Dec 2013 | 12:45 pm
STEADFAST HOPE: THE PALESTINIAN QUEST FOR JUST PEACE
Steadfast Hope: The Palestinian Quest for Just Peaceis a 48-page perfect-bound booklet with a free companion DVD. Steadfast Hope challenges common myths and misperceptions about the origins of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, presents a compelling snapshot of the present situation on the ground, and offers a guide to the challenges that lie ahead in the quest for peace.
Steadfast Hope offers an inspiring view of the activities currently being undertaken by Muslim, Jewish, and Christian peacemakers working for justice and reconciliation. It also gives helpful guidance on how your congregation can contribute to the cause of just peace for the people who share the Holy Land.
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The 2013 Hosanna Preaching Prize
The Israel Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) [IPMN] is pleased to announce the 2013 Annual Hosanna Prize*. The award recognizes preachers who challenge and inspire believers to heed God’s urgent call to justice and reconciliation in Palestine and Israel. Two $1,000 prizes—one on an Old Testament text and the other on a New Testament text—are awarded annually.
The prize-winning sermons will raise a vision of God’s love that embraces all people, especially those who are oppressed and persecuted, exposing the theological error of using biblical passages to rationalize injustice to or by Jews or Palestinians.1 The sermons will demonstrate a deep understanding of the theological concerns voiced directly by Palestinians and Jews:
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Sponsored by the Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the PC(USA)
The Earth is the Lord's, by Jerry Van Marter, PNS
The 219th (2010) General Assembly voted to “refer the report from the Offices of Interfaith Relations and Theology and Worship entitled: ‘Christians and Jews: People of God’ back to the Office of Interfaith Relations and Theology and Worship to rewrite the report after broader consultation to include the National Middle East Presbyterian Caucus, PC(USA) partner churches and agencies in the Middle East, relevant mission networks of the PC(USA), the Advocacy Committee for Racial Ethnic Concerns, and the Advisory Committee for Social Witness Policy.”
The goal of this symposium is to help Presbyterians formulate our position on the knotty issues of… More
No Negative Investment in Palestine
“Take the Money and Be Quiet” Say anti-BDS groups to Palestine
Oct. 10, 2013 - “Efforts toward positive investment in Israeli-Palestinian peace continue to move forward…” This was the latest statement heralded by Presbyterians for Middle East Peace (PFMEP) in its ongoing efforts to delegitimize courageous efforts of groups exposing the immoral Israeli occupation and its ongoing program of ethnic cleansing.
“Pro-Zionist organizations like PFMEP pretend that there is no such thing as ‘negative investment,’ and that all investments in Palestine are good and positive,” said Rev. Jeff DeYoe, Advocacy Chair of IPMN, The Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church, (USA). “Once again,” he said, “We need to reiterate the reality and truth about… More
IPMN Statement on Kerry Initiative
July 25, 2013
Time for Israel to stop the settlements in Palestine
After some high level diplomacy on the part of US Secretary of State John Kerry, the global community is now being asked to celebrate the announcement of renewed peace talks and to meet this news without cynicism. It is a given that everyone with a stake in peace for the Middle East would like to greet this news with optimism and without cynicism. The Israel Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (USA) is hopeful that this time there will be a real breakthrough that leads to peace.
“We hope that this time, real peace will come to both Israeli and Palestinian people alike. We pray that peace will give Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza self-determination in… More
Wishful Thinking as Propaganda
April 11, 2013
They have treated the wound of my people carelessly, saying, “Peace, peace,” when there is no peace. ~ Jeremiah 6:14
Jeremiah was right. The greatest lie of all is when the oppressed are told that the matrix of oppression is the path to peace.
For decades we have been told by Israel and all U.S. Administrations, including the current one, that the “two-state solution” is the way of peace. Many faith-based organizations, including the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), have adopted statements supporting that path. But Palestine has been chopped up into tiny unsustainable fragments by Israeli occupation, ethnic cleansing and expansionism. Given this reality, how can the “two-state solution” be considered anything other than a cruel joke? Enter the… More