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VIDEO: Awaiting return to war-torn Kobane
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The Israeli government’s election gift to West Bank settlers
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Why Israel picks fights with Hezbollah
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Israel's conspiracy to invade Nasser's Egypt
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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
What they're saying about
Ending the Violence Is One Step Toward Liberation
Statement on the Recent Tragedies in Israel/Palestine
Nov 19, 2014 - We unequivocally condemn all acts of violence, whether committed by Israelis, Palestinians, or others, and affirm as people of faith that violence perpetrated against any of God's children is sinful.
We pray, in particular, for an end to the violence that has recently swept through Israel and Palestine. The murder of five people in a Jerusalem synagogue, the shooting of a 10-year-old child in Gaza, the hanging of a bus driver, the stabbings, the car attacks, the naval attacks on fishermen, are all tragedies and must come to an end.
However, we are well aware that if not a single shot were ever fired again, if not one more body… More...
2014 Hosanna Preaching Prize Winner Announced
Nov. 17. 2014 - The Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (USA) is pleased to announce the winner of the 2014 Hosanna Preaching Prize, the Reverend Loren McGrail. Rev. McGrail is a United Church of Christ (UCC) pastor serving Global Ministries for the Disciples of Christ and the UCC in Israel/Palestine. She works there with the YWCA of Palestine, work which is also supported by the Church of Scotland and the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Rev. McGrail’s sermon, entitled “Serve Life” was delivered at St. Andrew’s Scots Memorial Church in Jerusalem on August 24, 2014, at the height of Israel’s invasion of Gaza. Centering her thoughts on the actions of Shiphrah… More...
The Conversation Continues
November 10, 2014
The Israel Palestine-Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (USA) is pleased to announce that the congregational study document Zionism Unsettled: A Congregational Study Guide (ZU) is available on our website.
For those who wish to continue their study in depth, Zionism and the Quest for Justice in the Holy Land (ZQ), including a forward by Walter Breuggemann, has been recently published by Pickwick Publications. This book, upon which ZU is based, is now available from Friends of Sabeel North… 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