Egypt left-winger to challenge Sisi
19 Apr 2014 | 7:22 am
Four French journalists held hostage in Syria freed
19 Apr 2014 | 6:26 am
Israeli army installs new remote-controlled weapon atop separation wall
19 Apr 2014 | 5:54 am
Syria-held French journalists freed
19 Apr 2014 | 4:19 am
Al-Qaida chief blesses attacks on Egypt security
19 Apr 2014 | 4:02 am
What’s an Israeli in crisis to do? Change their name
19 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
Captain of sunken South Korean ferry, two crew members arrested
19 Apr 2014 | 3:22 am
A Jew's love letter to the Upper West Side
19 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
Al-Qaeda suspects killed in Yemen
19 Apr 2014 | 2:33 am
Putin welcomes new NATO head, says better ties with West possible
19 Apr 2014 | 1:53 am
Car bomber kills six at Syrian government checkpoint
19 Apr 2014 | 1:25 am
Dutch student fights bureaucrats for Holocaust justice
19 Apr 2014 | 12:39 am
U.S. intelligence objects to visa waiver for Israelis
18 Apr 2014 | 11:14 pm
Go fish: 'In the port, there's no such thing as Jew or Arab'
18 Apr 2014 | 11:07 pm
18 Apr 2014 | 2:02 pm
‘Israel is the home of all Jews,’ declares a right-wing official
18 Apr 2014 | 1:40 pm
Obama signs UN envoy visa ban law
18 Apr 2014 | 1:19 pm
British teenager killed in Syria
18 Apr 2014 | 12:41 pm
Mark Halperin excommunicates Rand Paul, over Israel
18 Apr 2014 | 11:20 am
Long ago, Bill Buckley and Woody Allen agreed on occupation
18 Apr 2014 | 10:02 am
Algeria's president gets fourth term
18 Apr 2014 | 9:54 am
‘NYT’ abided by Israeli gag order even as ‘EI’ scooped it repeatedly
18 Apr 2014 | 9:10 am
Bomb kills at least 14 in Syria
18 Apr 2014 | 8:49 am
Reports of anti-Semitism in Ukraine and Hungary
18 Apr 2014 | 8:19 am
Photos of the week: Mourners, matzah and marathons
18 Apr 2014 | 6:49 am
The Book of Exodus and the Book of Palestine
18 Apr 2014 | 6:38 am
A rolling stone of holiness, rage and revenge
18 Apr 2014 | 6:37 am
US freeing Iran funds as deal 'kept'
18 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
VIDEO: Ester Rada: Israel's rising music star
17 Apr 2014 | 4:32 pm
British war cemetery not immune to Gaza siege
17 Apr 2014 | 2:06 pm
Palestinian youth say the talks with Israel are futile
17 Apr 2014 | 12:41 pm
A tree-hugging "peace" film detached from Palestine's reality
17 Apr 2014 | 12:07 pm
Selective prosecution: In Israel, not all citizens are created equal
17 Apr 2014 | 11:41 am
Stephen Walt: publishing ‘Israel lobby’ ended any thought of serving in US gov’t
17 Apr 2014 | 11:26 am
PHOTOS: Palestinian prisoners, supporters struggle for freedom
17 Apr 2014 | 10:56 am
Israel’s double standard on cross-border loyalties
17 Apr 2014 | 9:40 am
17 Apr 2014 | 7:29 am
Palestinian-Israeli journalist on bail after incommunicado arrest
17 Apr 2014 | 2:40 am
Haaretz joins Rush Limbaugh and company in trying to link Max Blumenthal to KC shooter suspect
16 Apr 2014 | 1:56 pm
When the ‘Times’ calls for Kerry to move on, what does it ‘really’ mean?
16 Apr 2014 | 1:51 pm
The 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will be held from June 14 to 21, 2014 at the COBO Center in downtown Detroit, Michigan. Click here for PC(USA) page for General Assembly.
We will be updating this page with news, links and more information as we move closer to GA. Please check in regularly!
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 understanding.
Released in January 2014 to immediate critical acclaim, Zionism… More
The 2013 Hosanna Preaching Prize
The Israel Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) [IPMN] is pleased to announce the 2013 Annual Hosanna Prize*. The award recognizes preachers who challenge and inspire believers to heed God’s urgent call to justice and reconciliation in Palestine and Israel. Two $1,000 prizes—one on an Old Testament text and the other on a New Testament text—are awarded annually.
The prize-winning sermons will raise a vision of God’s love that embraces all people, especially those who are oppressed and persecuted, exposing the theological error of using biblical passages to rationalize injustice to or by Jews or Palestinians.1 The sermons will demonstrate a deep understanding of the theological concerns voiced directly by Palestinians and Jews:
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
If not now, When?
IPMN supports MRTI’s recommendation to divest from occupation
Jan 24, 2014 - The Israel Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) welcomes and supports the report of the Mission Responsibility Through Investment Committee (MRTI) with its recommendation to the Presbyterian Church to stop profiting from Israel’s military occupation of Palestine. MRTI has once again called upon the PC(USA) and its 221st General Assembly, meeting in June 2014, to divest all its holdings from Caterpillar Inc., Hewlett-Packard and Motorola Solutions, declaring that these companies are profiting from non-peaceful pursuits in Palestine. The Presbyterian Mission Agency Board will need to approve MRTI’s report when it meets February 5th and forward the recommendation to the General Assembly (GA) in… More
Presbyterian network opens new dialogue on Zionism
Press Release - January 13, 2014
The Israel Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (USA) is pleased to announce the publication of its newest educational resource, Zionism Unsettled: A Congregational Study Guide. This Study Guide is a condensed and edited version of a longer book entitled Zionism and the Quest for Justice in the Holy Land which will be published in 2014 by Pickwick Publications, an imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers.
Released to immediate critical acclaim, Zionism Unsettled is published to help bring about an end to the silence surrounding the impact of Zionism, and to encourage open discussions on the topic in church and society.
Rev. Cliff Kirkpatrick, Visiting Professor of… More
No Negative Investment in Palestine
“Take the Money and Be Quiet” Say anti-BDS groups to Palestine
Oct. 10, 2013 - “Efforts toward positive investment in Israeli-Palestinian peace continue to move forward…” This was the latest statement heralded by Presbyterians for Middle East Peace (PFMEP) in its ongoing efforts to delegitimize courageous efforts of groups exposing the immoral Israeli occupation and its ongoing program of ethnic cleansing.
“Pro-Zionist organizations like PFMEP pretend that there is no such thing as ‘negative investment,’ and that all investments in Palestine are good and positive,” said Rev. Jeff DeYoe, Advocacy Chair of IPMN, The Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church, (USA). “Once again,” he said, “We need to reiterate the reality and truth about… 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.