Jewish National Fund votes to take back control of vast swathes of land
30 Oct 2014 | 11:53 pm
Jewish genius: Israel pays hundreds of poultry farmers not to work
30 Oct 2014 | 11:32 pm
Livni: Settlers want ‘apartheid’ buses
30 Oct 2014 | 11:10 pm
Police on high alert as Temple Mount opens for worshipers
30 Oct 2014 | 10:59 pm
Key Jerusalem holy site 'to reopen'
30 Oct 2014 | 6:47 pm
New species of frog discovered in New York City
30 Oct 2014 | 6:23 pm
Mass graves found in western Iraq
30 Oct 2014 | 2:19 pm
Young Palestinians protect history and heritage in Galilee village
30 Oct 2014 | 12:52 pm
Iraqi Kurd fighters 'enter Kobane'
30 Oct 2014 | 11:59 am
There are no good guys in Jerusalem
30 Oct 2014 | 11:24 am
Netanyahu’s status quo strategy: Thwarting a Palestinian state
30 Oct 2014 | 5:38 am
Tunisia secularists win elections
30 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
UN rebuke over Jerusalem settlements
29 Oct 2014 | 5:25 pm
‘Chickengate:’ In the confrontation between Bibi and Obama, Palestinians are only a sideshow
29 Oct 2014 | 3:39 pm
Small gods with big sticks at the unemployment office
29 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
Why the status quo on the Temple Mount isn’t sustainable
29 Oct 2014 | 7:20 am
How US students are bringing the Israeli occupation home
28 Oct 2014 | 1:32 pm
Telling Gaza's story with brutal honesty
28 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
How Israel forces Bedouins to live in a graveyard
24 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
Feminist scholars to Obama: End prosecution of Palestinian survivor of sexual torture
24 Oct 2014 | 2:02 am
Urgent Need for Medical Aid to Gaza
There is an urgent need for medical aid to Gaza. Israeli airstrikes over the past weeks have killed at least 1400 Palestinians and injured more than 5,000. [At least 45 Israeli soldiers have also died.] The ongoing Israeli-and-Egyptian-imposed blockade had already left Gaza short on 30% of its essential medications and 50% of its disposable medical supplies More
What role have Zionism and Christian Zionism played in shaping attitudes and driving historical developments in the Middle East and around the world? How do Christians, Jews, and Muslims understand the competing claims to the land of Palestine and Israel? What steps can be taken to bring peace, reconciliation, and justice to the homeland that Palestinians and Israelis share?
Zionism Unsettled embraces these critical issues fearlessly and with inspiring scope. The booklet and companion DVD draw together compelling and diverse viewpoints from Jews, Muslims, and Christians in Israel, Palestine, the US, and around the globe. By contrasting mainstream perceptions with important alternative perspectives frequently ignored in the media, Zionism Unsettled is an invaluable guide to deeper… More
The 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) was held from June 14-21, 2014 at the COBO Center in Detroit, Michigan. Follow this link to see IPMN events held at GA and our advocacy materials and educational information pertaining to the overtures on Middle East issues.
IPMN at the General Assembly
CALL to prayer - 1:10 pm Eastern, June 20th
A call for worldwide interfaith prayer
FAITH GROUPS JOIN CALL FOR AN ARMS EMBARGO ON ISRAEL
For immediate release – It is with heavy hearts that we compose this statement. At the time of this writing, the Israeli military’s ground, naval, and aerial bombardment of Gaza has killed at least 2,104 Palestinians. The majority of these victims were civilians, according to the United Nations. Palestinian rockets and anti-tank fire have killed four Israeli civilians, one Thai migrant worker, and 64 Israeli soldiers.
We deplore and condemn the use of violence by anyone, anytime, anywhere. For, each of these casualties is a child of God; each has a name; each has a family; each has a life story that has come to an abrupt and tragic end.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Votes to Endorse Selective Divestment from Israeli Occupation
The Israel/Palestine Mission Network (IPMN) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is pleased to announce that the plenary of the 221st General Assembly has voted 310 to 303 to divest from three US companies that profit from Israel's military occupation of Palestinian lands.
Middle East Issues Committee Endorses Selective Divestment from Israeli Occupation at 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA)
June 17, 2014
The Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (USA) is pleased to announce that an overture endorsing selective divestment from three US companies that profit from Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands has been passed by a vote of 45-20 by the Middle East Issues Committee of the 221st General Assembly.
220th GA Passes Boycott
Presbyterian General Assembly Passes Boycott Motion
July 6, 2012 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Following last night’s vote by the plenary of the 220th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) on a motion to divest from three companies whose products are used in non-peaceful pursuits in the occupied Palestinian territories, the plenary has voted in favor of a separate resolution to boycott products made in Israeli settlements in the occupied territories, including Ahava Dead Sea beauty products and dates grown by Israeli cooperative Hadiklaim.
Although the plenary failed to pass the divestment motion, its approval of the boycott resolution sends a strong signal nonetheless that the Presbyterian Church (USA) supports those Palestinians who are using peaceful means to secure their freedom and human rights in the face of Israel’s 45-year-old military occupation and colonization of their lands. The Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (USA) believes this is a positive step and hopes the church will continue to support Palestinians who are struggling nonviolently to achieve freedom and self-determination.
The razor thin margin of last night's vote on divestment, which was defeated by just two votes, demonstrates that the General Assembly remains divided on both divestment and investment, and has failed to provide a clear mandate on these issues. Sadly, it is the millions of Palestinians living under occupation who will pay the price for this lack of a moral directive.
Rev. Dr. Jeffrey DeYoe,
IPMN Advocacy Chair