Foley 'barbaric murder' shocks West
20 Aug 2014 | 6:43 am
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20 Aug 2014 | 6:29 am
At least 20 Palestinians killed as Israel resumes attacks on Gaza
20 Aug 2014 | 6:20 am
Iran MPs dismiss science minister
20 Aug 2014 | 5:53 am
Israel strike 'targeted Hamas chief'
20 Aug 2014 | 5:33 am
Australian judge blocks protest against Israeli Film Festival
20 Aug 2014 | 5:31 am
Netanyahu’s zero-sum war in Gaza
20 Aug 2014 | 5:24 am
Lieberman, Bennett divided over Hamas
20 Aug 2014 | 4:58 am
Ferguson, Israel and the Palestinians: what they have in common - and what they don’t
20 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
Middle East updates / Four beheaded bodies found in Sinai Peninsula
20 Aug 2014 | 4:37 am
‘Lesson: The Jews will defend themselves even if it means killing children’
20 Aug 2014 | 4:28 am
VIDEO: Barenboim: 'Orchestra must play on'
20 Aug 2014 | 4:14 am
Israel gambled on a morale boost, but it looks like Hamas' military chief got away
20 Aug 2014 | 3:26 am
Israel's surprise assassination attempt on Deif may backfire and strengthen Hamas resolve
20 Aug 2014 | 12:23 am
Israel's potential new judges include candidates for nepotism
19 Aug 2014 | 11:50 pm
Pro-Tel Aviv Shabbat closure group: MK Sheetrit has conflict of interest due to wife’s firm
19 Aug 2014 | 11:34 pm
The intolerable ease of being nasty on social media
19 Aug 2014 | 10:55 pm
Syrian conflict: Untold misery of child brides
19 Aug 2014 | 5:41 pm
Israeli airstrikes kill three in Gaza, rockets fired at Israel as ceasefire breaks down
19 Aug 2014 | 5:09 pm
Tariq Abu Khdeir is not deterred: Despite Israeli police attack, he plans on returning to Palestine
19 Aug 2014 | 4:28 pm
VIDEO: Sad lament of Syrian child brides
19 Aug 2014 | 3:45 pm
VIDEO: Iraq refugees in 'windswept dustbowl'
19 Aug 2014 | 2:45 pm
‘I mourn my Jewish community, which seeks to justify these inexcusable acts’
19 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
Palestinians in Israel beaten, arrested for Gaza support
19 Aug 2014 | 1:54 pm
Amid fierce debate, members of German think tank take a stand on Gaza
19 Aug 2014 | 12:11 pm
Palestinian refugees in Sweden hunger strike to demand asylum
19 Aug 2014 | 11:38 am
Air strikes and rocket fire resume as Gaza negotiations collapse
19 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
Ceasefire comes to a close — Mohammed Assaf’s ‘Raise Your Head High’
19 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
Simin Behbahani: Formidable Iranian poet and fearless activist
19 Aug 2014 | 11:03 am
Revenge devoid of purpose: Punitive demolitions of Palestinian homes
19 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
NY Times describes Israel’s June rampage in the West Bank as a “clampdown”
19 Aug 2014 | 10:57 am
VIDEO: Close-up: Mosul dam retaken from IS
19 Aug 2014 | 9:52 am
Gaza reminds us of Zionism's original sin
19 Aug 2014 | 8:50 am
COMIC: Wiesel, weaponized
19 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
A letter to the Israeli government from a retired terrorist
19 Aug 2014 | 6:39 am
Gaza dispatch: Why the people support Hamas
19 Aug 2014 | 2:14 am
An open letter to Israel
18 Aug 2014 | 3:03 pm
By undermining human rights workers in Gaza, New York Times strengthens Israeli impunity
18 Aug 2014 | 2:43 pm
PHOTOS: Tear gas not the only thing connecting Ferguson and Palestine
18 Aug 2014 | 10:45 am
Wedding crashers: Do anti-miscegenation protesters hate or love Judaism?
18 Aug 2014 | 7:29 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… 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 1,939 Palestinians. The majority of these victims were civilians, according to the United Nations. Palestinian rockets and anti-tank fire have killed two 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.
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