Tunis 'militant hideout' stormed
24 Oct 2014 | 9:29 am
Hebrew U. threatens Palestinian students with expulsion for political activities
24 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
Egypt: Sinai bomb kills 25 soldiers
24 Oct 2014 | 8:52 am
What you get for your Tel Aviv apartment: A Caribbean island or an Italian village
24 Oct 2014 | 8:11 am
Two Israeli women among nine killed in Nepal bus crash
24 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
'Hold Qatar World Cup in May'
24 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
Pope Francis to receive Israeli university's top honor
24 Oct 2014 | 6:41 am
Tense week in Jerusalem ends with stone-throwing, arrests
24 Oct 2014 | 6:17 am
Dutch mayor likens jihadis to Jews who left for pre-state Israel
24 Oct 2014 | 5:48 am
Legal experts cannot erase Israel’s history of torture
24 Oct 2014 | 4:51 am
Tunisia's rival revolutionaries
24 Oct 2014 | 4:25 am
Gold prizes for Dubai commuters
24 Oct 2014 | 2:36 am
Feminist scholars to Obama: End prosecution of Palestinian survivor of sexual torture
24 Oct 2014 | 2:02 am
The struggle for Mizrahi recognition isn’t limited to Israel
23 Oct 2014 | 7:42 am
IDF court convicts Palestinian non-violent organizer, EU human rights defender
23 Oct 2014 | 6:28 am
Surviving winter after surviving ISIS: A testimony by a Yazidi refugee
22 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
Connecticut arm of million-strong church votes to shun occupation profiteers
22 Oct 2014 | 3:28 am
Israel excluded from war games in Italy following protests
20 Oct 2014 | 12:19 pm
Olive trees burned as anti-Palestinian incitement grips Galilee
17 Oct 2014 | 12:01 pm
After summer of horror, Gaza families face winter in cramped shacks
17 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
Urgent Need for Medical Aid to Gaza
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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… 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.
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