Taming the wild mushroom
2 Aug 2014 | 12:29 am
Fresh Gaza strikes amid soldier hunt
1 Aug 2014 | 11:44 pm
LIVE UPDATES: Netanyahu tells U.S.: Don't second-guess me on Hamas
1 Aug 2014 | 11:40 pm
LIVE UPDATES: Two rockets intercepted over central Israel
1 Aug 2014 | 8:21 pm
UK suspends Tripoli embassy services
1 Aug 2014 | 7:03 pm
For Hamas, kidnapping isn't a win, only a bargaining chip
1 Aug 2014 | 6:16 pm
Crisis in Rafah: Palestinian civilians trapped trying to escape Israeli onslaught
1 Aug 2014 | 5:29 pm
Famed transgender performer stands up for Israel
1 Aug 2014 | 5:15 pm
Without a resounding Gaza 'victory,' Netanyahu faces political disaster
1 Aug 2014 | 5:08 pm
PHOTOS: Gazans recover belongings, bodies during short-lived ceasefire
1 Aug 2014 | 1:52 pm
‘Dear American Jewish community, It’s time to talk about Zionism’
1 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
Goldin in captivity: Third act of Gaza op begins
1 Aug 2014 | 1:42 pm
Obama calls for immediate release of captured Israeli soldier in Gaza
1 Aug 2014 | 12:49 pm
Warplane delivery makes Italy complicit in Israeli crimes
1 Aug 2014 | 12:19 pm
Captured Israeli officer Hadar Goldin placed utmost value on army service
1 Aug 2014 | 12:14 pm
Word of the Day / Tzeva adom: Israel’s expanding red-color district
1 Aug 2014 | 10:50 am
Reprint of Yochanan Gordon’s “When Genocide is Permissible” (Updated)
1 Aug 2014 | 10:36 am
Collective fear, collective support for war crimes — it’s the ‘Time of Men’ in Israel
1 Aug 2014 | 9:17 am
Dispatch from Gaza: The bloody devolution of a ‘ceasefire’
1 Aug 2014 | 8:56 am
US suspended aid to Egypt after it slaughtered civilians — why not Israel?
1 Aug 2014 | 8:32 am
Israeli military announce they will bomb al-Shifa hospital in Gaza
1 Aug 2014 | 8:27 am
‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere’: A letter to US President Barack Obama
1 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
Portrait of a Zionist
1 Aug 2014 | 7:33 am
The Brits are way hipper about Palestine than Yanks
1 Aug 2014 | 7:09 am
When will we get it? Palestinians are fighting for their freedom
1 Aug 2014 | 6:33 am
How Europe’s Jews lost their humanity in Gaza
1 Aug 2014 | 12:53 am
Syria 'torture' photos shown in US
31 Jul 2014 | 6:21 pm
Filipinos urged to leave Libya
31 Jul 2014 | 10:11 am
VIDEO: Gaza-Israel: Views from both sides
31 Jul 2014 | 9:26 am
PHOTOS: Deadly week in Gaza
31 Jul 2014 | 9:14 am
Israeli Iron Dome firms 'hacked'
31 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
VIDEO: Quarter of Gaza population displaced
31 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am
Blaming Palestinians for their own deaths
31 Jul 2014 | 5:52 am
AUDIO: Israeli opposition backs Gaza action
31 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
Amid Gaza war, IDF buys ammunition from U.S. stock in Israel
31 Jul 2014 | 5:14 am
VIDEO: Gaza families 'can't outrun this war'
30 Jul 2014 | 11:09 pm
World watches idly as Israel bombs Gaza school and market
30 Jul 2014 | 9:13 pm
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: Islamic State's driving force
30 Jul 2014 | 6:58 pm
129 Palestinians, 3 Israeli soldiers killed; U.S. approves Israeli request for ammunition
30 Jul 2014 | 4:26 pm
Will there be peace if Palestinians lay down their arms?
30 Jul 2014 | 10:36 am
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
FAITH GROUPS JOIN CALL FOR AN ARMS EMBARGO ON ISRAEL
For immediate release – July 30, 2014 – 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 more than 1,280 Palestinians. The vast 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 53 Israeli soldiers (one Israeli soldier has been reported as “missing” by Israel and “captured” by Hamas).
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… More
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.
STEADFAST HOPE: THE PALESTINIAN QUEST FOR JUST PEACE
Steadfast Hope: The Palestinian Quest for Just Peaceis a 48-page perfect-bound booklet with a free companion DVD. Steadfast Hope challenges common myths and misperceptions about the origins of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, presents a compelling snapshot of the present situation on the ground, and offers a guide to the challenges that lie ahead in the quest for peace.
Steadfast Hope offers an inspiring view of the activities currently being undertaken by Muslim, Jewish, and Christian peacemakers working for justice and reconciliation. It also gives helpful guidance on how your congregation can contribute to the cause of just peace for the people who share the Holy Land.
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Here's what people are saying about Steadfast Hope:
"I commend Steadfast Hope as an excellent resource for Presbyterian Women as well as pastors, educators, and congregations. It grows from the Israel/Palestine Mission Network purpose to demonstrate solidarity, educate about the facts on the ground, and change the conditions that erode the humanity of both Israelis and Palestinians."
Carol Hylkema, Moderator, Israel/Palestine Mission Network
"For the sake of life for both Palestinians and Israelis, and for a steadfast hope for both, justice must prevail. And for justice to prevail, the truth must be known. Christians must work to discover the truth, and stand by it."
Dr. Mary Mikhael, President, Near East School of Theology
"Only by visiting Israel, the West Bank and Gaza can one truly experience the injustice, fear and systemic violence that affects every person in the region. For those who cannot do so, Steadfast Hope provides a clear window through which to view the situation and to discern what is required for a durable peace for Israelis, Palestinians and all who are bound to that 'holy land.'"
Vernon Broyles, "Representative for Public Witness"(Volunteer) Office of the General Assembly
"The most important thing we can do now to achieve justice for Palestinians and Israelis is to communicate their situation to our local church congregations for study, reflection and action. Steadfast Hope will do that because it is both accurate and passionate."
James M. Wall, Contributing Editor, Christian Century magazine
"The World Council of Churches strongly believes that it is time for Palestinians and Israelis to share a just peace. I endorse Steadfast Hope because it is a powerful statement of solidarity which significantly contributes towards the achievement of that goal."
Samuel Kobia, General Secretary, World Council of Churches
"Steadfast Hope" is an excellent resource fo people of faith everywhere who seek to be informed on the current situation of Palestine and educated on the complexity of the Palestine-Israel conflict. I strongly endorse the resource as an exceptional guide for churches, study groups and individuals searching for toolsto work towards a peace rooted in justice." In peace,
Naim Ateek, Anglican Pastor and Director of the Sabeel Center for Palestinian Liberation Theology, Jerusalem.
"Hope is Palestine's gift to the world. Justice is what the world owes Palestine. This resource infuses us with this great hope that became incarnate in Christ so that we can be transformed into agents of Justice, peacemakers and ambassadors of reconciliation."
The Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb, Senior Pastor, Christmas Lutheran Church President, Diyar Consortium, Bethlehem, Palestine
"In this book, the Presbyterian Church explores a controversial issue with the courage and clarity few communities before it have found. It exemplifies the compassion, nonviolence, and brotherly love fundamental to Christian values and gives Jews like me hope for a just and lasting peace in our lifetimes. Challenging oppression and injustice like this will surely elicit criticism, but we know from history that prophets are scorned in their own time."
Anna Baltzer, a former-Fulbright scholar, the granddaughter of Holocaust refugees, and author of Witness in Palestine: A Jewish American Woman in the Occupied Territories. www.AnnaInTheMiddleEast.com
"Steadfast Hope is an excellent resource for those interested in educating themselves about the plight of the Palestinian people and their struggle for self-determination. It serves as the voice of those who seek justice in Israel/Palestine."
Neve Gordon, author of Israel's Occupation, and professor of politics at Ben-Gurion University, Israel
"I welcome the new resource offered to the church by the Israel/Palestine Mission Network entitled Steadfast Hope: the Palestinian Quest for a Just Peace. In the midst of all the competing claims, it makes clear 'the things that make for peace' in Israel and Palestine and the urgency for all of us to take action, and to take it now, to ensure a just future for all who live in this part of the world."
Clifton Kirkpatrick, President, World Alliance of Reformed Churches
"We...find [Steadfast Hope] to be a superb resource--honest and hard-hitting, ever so much more truthful and insightful than the usual anodyne church document on this conflict. We are truly impressed and thank you for your part in 'telling it like it is.' ...(T)here is [now] some greater recognition at the grassroots level of the horrors of what's going on, and Steadfast Hope is a brilliant proof of that. Maybe this is the start of something good."
Bill and Kathleen Christison, former CIA political analysts; co-authors of Palestine in Pieces: Graphic Perspectives on the Israeli Occupation, 2009.