A year after Gaza: The only lesson we can draw from Protective Edge
7 Jul 2015 | 12:03 pm
AP corrects story falsely claiming homosexuality is illegal for Palestinians
7 Jul 2015 | 8:01 am
Post-hunger strike, admin detainee Khader Adnan is re-hospitalized
7 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
Iran talks to continue past deadline
7 Jul 2015 | 6:36 am
The children scarred by war
7 Jul 2015 | 5:14 am
Injured woman forced to strip recalls horror of Israel's Gaza war
6 Jul 2015 | 11:49 pm
An ugly statue of a beautiful queen
6 Jul 2015 | 5:08 pm
US 'intensifying' anti-IS campaign
6 Jul 2015 | 4:09 pm
In Sisi’s Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood are the new Jews
6 Jul 2015 | 3:31 pm
US protestant churches not yet won over to divestment
6 Jul 2015 | 1:35 pm
WATCH: Israeli forces pepper-spray Palestinian journalists
6 Jul 2015 | 12:42 pm
Our son died confronting occupation, teen's family insist
6 Jul 2015 | 12:35 pm
Moroccan women in court over dress
6 Jul 2015 | 10:53 am
The intifada's lasting injuries
6 Jul 2015 | 8:48 am
Why Netanyahu can’t just wish Palestine away: Analysis of a failed policy
6 Jul 2015 | 4:58 am
New tensions threaten Arab businesses recovering from trauma of Gaza war
10 Nov 2014 | 8:48 am
Tel Aviv residents save the city's oldest ficus tree
10 Nov 2014 | 8:29 am
Young woman killed, two others hurt in West Bank stabbing attack
10 Nov 2014 | 7:57 am
Four Syrian nuclear scientists shot dead near Damascus
10 Nov 2014 | 7:50 am
Netanyahu 'invites' Arab protesters to move to Palestinian Authority
10 Nov 2014 | 7:44 am
Zionism Unsettled: A Congregational Study Guide
with accompanying video episodes
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 Israel Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (USA) is pleased to announce a new project to be known as the Hosanna Preaching Seminars. This program will take the place of the Hosanna Preaching Prize in 2015.
The Back Story
It has been said that home is where the heart is. Home is remembered as the place where one flourished and is remembered with joy; when one has lost their home, that joy is mixed with an ever-present sadness and longing. In 1915, a ten-year-old Osanna Panian left home and escaped what is now known as The Armenian Genocide; she survived and walked over the mountains into Iran and life as a refugee. Was she just lucky that she survived what Winston Churchill later called the first holocaust of the twentieth century? Or was it Providence?
Osanna is the Latin version of the Greek word hosanna. It’s a popular girls’ name in… More...
Urgent Need for Medical Aid to Gaza
There is an urgent need for medical… More...
What they're saying about
With Courage in Cleveland, UCC votes for BDS
Divestment from the Israeli Occupation marches forward
Cleveland, OH — July 1, 2015, The Israel/Palestine Mission Network (IPMN) of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congratulates the United Church of Christ (UCC) for boycotting and divesting from the Israeli occupation. The UCC’s 30th General Synod voted by an overwhelming majority to divest from five companies profiting from the illegal occupation of Palestinian territory and to boycott all settlement goods. Delegates also recommended Kairos Palestine for prayerful study.
After the vote, Tarek Abuata, a member of the Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace, commented, “God is still speaking. And as a Palestinian, I know that UCC today heard and acted on His words of… More...
Criticism of Israeli policies and charges of anti-Semitism
The IPMN condemns all forms of racism, including anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. There is no room for such hatred in our society today.
History has shown that Jewish people have been persecuted and subjected to genocidal actions because of their religious identity. Christianity has been, and in some cases continues to be, a major culprit because of heresies that condemn Jews (along with peoples of other religious faiths) who do not convert to faith in Jesus Christ. In fact, one of the great ironies in the ongoing political debate about Israel is Christian Zionism (see here for definition) which supports a Jewish state today, but presumes a very anti-Semitic… More...
Frequently Asked Questions About Divestment
Did the PC(USA) divest from Israel?
No. The PC(USA) divested from three American companies that profit from the Israeli occupation and blockade of Palestinian territory. The Church continues to invest in several companies doing business in Israel. And the 221st General Assembly reaffirmed our support for a secure and sovereign state of Israel.
Had the PC(USA) ever divested from other companies?
Yes. The PC(USA) has a longstanding investment/divestment policy that prohibits the Church from investing in any company that contributes to “human harm.” The Church does not own stock in any company that is involved in military related products, human rights violations, tobacco, or alcohol. Accordingly, the Presbyterian Church (USA) has divested from more than six… More...
Kairos Palestine is the "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" of our time. This Confession of Faith, written in 2009 by a broad spectrum of Palestinian Christian leaders, is addressed to Palestinians, Israelis, the international community--as well as all the churches of the world. It lifts up the classical theological virtues of faith, hope, and love that lie at the heart of the Christian Gospel, and affirms that resistance to injustice and oppression is firmly grounded in these principles. It is both an anguished cry in a dark hour and a profound testament to unquenchable hope.
The study plan includes informative background material on the Israel-Palestine conflict including three maps in color. This material provides essential historical, political, and theological context for the Kairos Palestine statement. The booklet is an excellent guide for readers undertaking an individual study of the document. Church-based groups will benefit from the detailed lesson plans for a three-week congregational study, inclulding a list of thought-provoking questions to stimulate reflection and discussion.