‘NYT’ abided by Israeli gag order even as ‘EI’ scooped it repeatedly
18 Apr 2014 | 9:10 am
Syria bomb kills at least 14 in Homs
18 Apr 2014 | 8:49 am
East Ukraine separatists reject Ukraine-Russia deal
18 Apr 2014 | 8:48 am
Reports of anti-Semitism in Ukraine and Hungary
18 Apr 2014 | 8:19 am
More Israelis recycle, but facilities to contain waste are lacking
18 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
Photos of the week: Mourners, matzah and marathons
18 Apr 2014 | 6:49 am
The Book of Exodus and the Book of Palestine
18 Apr 2014 | 6:38 am
A rolling stone of holiness, rage and revenge
18 Apr 2014 | 6:37 am
Peres mourns Garcia Marquez: He prayed for Israeli-Palestinian peace
18 Apr 2014 | 5:28 am
Christians mark Good Friday in Jerusalem
18 Apr 2014 | 4:41 am
The new Jewish anti-hero: Oversexed and overpaid
18 Apr 2014 | 3:35 am
Axelrod to advise U.K. Labour chief in 2015 elections
18 Apr 2014 | 3:28 am
Iran's Rohani underscores peace, outreach at army parade
18 Apr 2014 | 2:39 am
US freeing Iran funds as deal 'kept'
18 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
Israeli international travel up 8.2% in Q1, with Turkish tourism leading the way
18 Apr 2014 | 2:18 am
Algeria votes on Bouteflika's future
17 Apr 2014 | 5:15 pm
VIDEO: Ester Rada: Israel's rising music star
17 Apr 2014 | 4:32 pm
What makes Jerusalem so holy?
17 Apr 2014 | 4:18 pm
British war cemetery not immune to Gaza siege
17 Apr 2014 | 2:06 pm
Palestinian youth say the talks with Israel are futile
17 Apr 2014 | 12:41 pm
Syrian children at mercy of attacks
17 Apr 2014 | 12:29 pm
The Saudi women smoking shishas
17 Apr 2014 | 12:26 pm
A tree-hugging "peace" film detached from Palestine's reality
17 Apr 2014 | 12:07 pm
Selective prosecution: In Israel, not all citizens are created equal
17 Apr 2014 | 11:41 am
Iran killer's reprieve stokes campaign against executions
17 Apr 2014 | 11:27 am
Stephen Walt: publishing ‘Israel lobby’ ended any thought of serving in US gov’t
17 Apr 2014 | 11:26 am
PHOTOS: Palestinian prisoners, supporters struggle for freedom
17 Apr 2014 | 10:56 am
Israel’s double standard on cross-border loyalties
17 Apr 2014 | 9:40 am
Fresh Syria gas attack alleged
17 Apr 2014 | 8:40 am
17 Apr 2014 | 7:29 am
Palestinian-Israeli journalist on bail after incommunicado arrest
17 Apr 2014 | 2:40 am
A return to Londonistan?
16 Apr 2014 | 4:04 pm
Haaretz joins Rush Limbaugh and company in trying to link Max Blumenthal to KC shooter suspect
16 Apr 2014 | 1:56 pm
When the ‘Times’ calls for Kerry to move on, what does it ‘really’ mean?
16 Apr 2014 | 1:51 pm
Moderate Islam meets Auschwitz
16 Apr 2014 | 12:28 pm
Cornell student government puts the kibosh on divestment debate
16 Apr 2014 | 11:32 am
Updated: Remote-control gun installed atop wall near Bethlehem — Ma’an
16 Apr 2014 | 11:12 am
Friedman prepares American Jews for a divorce from zealot Israel
16 Apr 2014 | 8:16 am
The Palestinians and the "Jewish state"
16 Apr 2014 | 8:05 am
Why we're taking a different approach to divestment
16 Apr 2014 | 7:17 am
The 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will be held from June 14 to 21, 2014 at the COBO Center in downtown Detroit, Michigan. Click here for PC(USA) page for General Assembly.
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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 understanding.
Released in January 2014 to immediate critical acclaim, Zionism… More
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:
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
If not now, When?
IPMN supports MRTI’s recommendation to divest from occupation
Jan 24, 2014 - The Israel Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) welcomes and supports the report of the Mission Responsibility Through Investment Committee (MRTI) with its recommendation to the Presbyterian Church to stop profiting from Israel’s military occupation of Palestine. MRTI has once again called upon the PC(USA) and its 221st General Assembly, meeting in June 2014, to divest all its holdings from Caterpillar Inc., Hewlett-Packard and Motorola Solutions, declaring that these companies are profiting from non-peaceful pursuits in Palestine. The Presbyterian Mission Agency Board will need to approve MRTI’s report when it meets February 5th and forward the recommendation to the General Assembly (GA) in… More
Presbyterian network opens new dialogue on Zionism
Press Release - January 13, 2014
The Israel Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (USA) is pleased to announce the publication of its newest educational resource, Zionism Unsettled: A Congregational Study Guide. This Study Guide is a condensed and edited version of a longer book entitled Zionism and the Quest for Justice in the Holy Land which will be published in 2014 by Pickwick Publications, an imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers.
Released to immediate critical acclaim, Zionism Unsettled is published to help bring about an end to the silence surrounding the impact of Zionism, and to encourage open discussions on the topic in church and society.
Rev. Cliff Kirkpatrick, Visiting Professor 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
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