As night follows the day, deaths of 10 Israeli soldiers lead to deaths of 30 Palestinian civilians
29 Jul 2014 | 10:41 am
In pictures: Eid around the world
29 Jul 2014 | 9:32 am
Israel steps up bombardment of Gaza
29 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
Turkey PM to return US Jewish award
29 Jul 2014 | 7:57 am
To my Jewish friend (you know who you are)
29 Jul 2014 | 7:54 am
WATCH: Whole Gaza neighborhood destroyed in an hour
29 Jul 2014 | 7:48 am
Israel has detained 15-year-old American boy for 26 days; US is ‘gravely concerned’
29 Jul 2014 | 7:43 am
Memoir of a war survivor
29 Jul 2014 | 7:24 am
Video: If you voted for Hamas, Israel has a right to kill you, says leader of NY board of rabbis
29 Jul 2014 | 6:29 am
Where my bomb shelters at?
29 Jul 2014 | 6:27 am
Lebanese TV 'backs Iraqi Christians'
29 Jul 2014 | 4:57 am
Not about tunnels: Israeli tanks take aim at central Gaza
29 Jul 2014 | 4:04 am
Italy to 'help douse' Libya fire
29 Jul 2014 | 2:53 am
VIDEO: Divided West Bank united in anger
28 Jul 2014 | 10:43 pm
Five Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza; Palestinian death toll hits 1,088
28 Jul 2014 | 5:20 pm
The pre-nup that can end a happy marriage
28 Jul 2014 | 4:40 pm
Video: Celebrities, artists and activists call for Palestinian freedom in #GazaNames project
28 Jul 2014 | 4:30 pm
‘Unprecedented’ violence stalks anti-war demos across Israel
28 Jul 2014 | 2:24 pm
Does Iran really pose an existential threat to Israel?
28 Jul 2014 | 2:07 pm
Qatar 2022 'dismay' at workers' pay
28 Jul 2014 | 1:25 pm
Kerry, Israel and shuttle diplomacy
28 Jul 2014 | 1:13 pm
Why did Israel reject Kerry’s ceasefire proposal?
28 Jul 2014 | 12:34 pm
Statement: Legal experts and human rights defenders demand international community end Israel’s collective punishment of Gaza
28 Jul 2014 | 12:01 pm
LIVE UPDATES: Five IDF soldiers killed in Gaza and on border
28 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
Congressional delegation joins thousands at New York pro-Israel rally
28 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
Photos: Across the U.S., thousands continue to march in solidarity with Gaza
28 Jul 2014 | 11:23 am
Protective Edge: The disengagement undone
28 Jul 2014 | 11:06 am
The story of my brother, martyr Mohammed Alareer
28 Jul 2014 | 9:58 am
WATCH: Israeli teen refuses to serve in army, likely to face jail time
28 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
Obama names Reform Jewish leader as ambassador for religious freedom
28 Jul 2014 | 8:35 am
Emirates to stop flying over Iraq
28 Jul 2014 | 8:24 am
Rockets and 'mushroom clouds of smoke': View from the Gaza coast
28 Jul 2014 | 8:08 am
Egged bus drivers refused to enter Nazareth, dumped passengers en route
28 Jul 2014 | 8:06 am
Netanyahu to Ban: UN cease-fire call answers needs of 'murderous terror group'
28 Jul 2014 | 7:03 am
Breaking the American Jewish silence over the Gaza conflict
28 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
Erdogan asks Turkey Jews to condemn Israel, but says 'won't get hurt' if they don't
28 Jul 2014 | 6:39 am
Meshal to Charlie Rose: Hamas doesn't fight Jews, it fights the occupiers
28 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
Tunnels failed to deliver victory in World War I and they failed Hamas in Gaza
28 Jul 2014 | 5:29 am
Gaza, from the diaspora
27 Jul 2014 | 8:47 pm
Gaza becomes Syria: Middle East geopolitics 2.0
27 Jul 2014 | 8:13 pm
Urgent Need for Medical Aid to Gaza
There is an urgent need for medical aid to Gaza. Israeli airstrikes over the past seven days have killed at least 220 Palestinians and injured more than 1,500. Hamas rockets claimed their first casualty on Tuesday, killing an Israeli near the Gaza border. 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 before the current hostilities even began.
The onslaught of Israeli missiles, including airstrikes on 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
Presbyterian Center, Louisville, KY
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
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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.
Five critical responses to “Perspectives,” a discussion paper produced by the Ecumenical and Interreligious Work Group of the Chicago Presbytery
On May 9, 2014, the Ecumenical and Interreligious Work Group (EIWG) of the Presbytery of Chicago issued a discussion paper titled “Perspectives on Presbyterian Church (USA) Support for a Just and Peaceful Compromise of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.” EIWG, an independently functioning work group currently composed of eight members, does not speak for the Chicago Presbytery or the PC(USA). While IPMN applauds the good intentions that appear to have driven the creation of the “Perspectives” document, IPMN strongly disputes many of its conclusions and publishes here in one location five critical responses to the EIWG document generated by key interested organizations and… More
PCUSA Fails to Pass Divestment Motion
Presbyterian Church (USA) Fails to Pass Divestment Motion
July 5, 2012 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (USA) is disappointed to announce that today the plenary session of the 220th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) failed to support a motion to divest church holdings from three companies (Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard, and Motorola Solutions) that profit from non-peaceful pursuits in the occupied Palestinian territories. While voting against divestment, the plenary did approve a resolution to boycott products made in Israeli settlements in the occupied territories, including Ahava Dead Sea beauty products.
“It appears that church commissioners were swayed by a fear that divestment would cause irreparable harm to Jewish-Christian relations,” said Rev. Katherine Cunningham, IPMN Vice-Moderator. “In reality, the divestment motion was supported by a broad alliance of Jews, Christians, and others who believe that nonviolent means such as divestment are an effective way to pressure the Israeli government into abiding by international law and respecting Palestinian human rights.”
In failing to pass the motion, church commissioners disregarded many years of diligent work by the Committee on Mission Responsibility Through Investment (MRTI), which recommended divestment after making repeated, fruitless attempts at constructive engagement with the companies in question, as well as an overwhelming vote in support of divestment earlier this week by the General Assembly’s Committee on Middle East and Peacemaking Issues.
Despite today's outcome, the Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (USA) will continue its efforts to alleviate the suffering of Palestinians and to help bring peace and justice to Israelis and Palestinians alike.
Rev. Dr. Jeffrey DeYoe
IPMN Advocacy Chair