Yemen PM quits amid rebel clashes
21 Sep 2014 | 8:32 am
Menachem Mazuz, Anat Baron appointed to Supreme Court
21 Sep 2014 | 7:57 am
Yosef, Tamar are most popular Israeli baby names of 5774
21 Sep 2014 | 7:43 am
Keffiyehs in Harlem in ‘Ghetto to Gaza’ rap
21 Sep 2014 | 7:41 am
Leading writers and editors protest Israeli sponsorship of Brooklyn book festival
21 Sep 2014 | 7:14 am
Battle move in Israel's cyber turf war: Shin Bet loses authority over 'civilian space'
21 Sep 2014 | 6:17 am
High Court to rule on indefinite detention of African asylum seekers
21 Sep 2014 | 6:16 am
Resource: Coercing African asylum seekers to go home
21 Sep 2014 | 6:14 am
Deadly Egypt military aircraft crash
21 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
With no news, Gazans mourn relatives lost at sea
21 Sep 2014 | 6:03 am
Large scale, showy terror attacks loom on Israel's horizon
21 Sep 2014 | 5:36 am
Should Israel get involved in the war in Syria?
21 Sep 2014 | 5:34 am
Middle East Updates / Syria blasts anti-Islamic State coalition
21 Sep 2014 | 5:15 am
Naive? At a Jewish spiritual retreat center, I insist on talking about Gaza
21 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
VIDEO: At scene of Cairo bomb blast
21 Sep 2014 | 4:54 am
Israel joining international efforts to combat Ebola
21 Sep 2014 | 4:42 am
At least two killed in blast outside Foreign Ministry in Cairo
21 Sep 2014 | 3:25 am
UK hostage's wife in appeal to IS
21 Sep 2014 | 3:08 am
Deadly bomb blast in central Cairo
21 Sep 2014 | 2:43 am
Dennis Rodman dispels rumors: No, not going to visit Islamic State
21 Sep 2014 | 2:39 am
Yemen clashes cast doubt on 'truce'
21 Sep 2014 | 1:26 am
The volunteers of Baghdad's peace carnival
20 Sep 2014 | 6:54 pm
VIDEO: Yemen in UN truce with Shia Houthi
20 Sep 2014 | 6:30 pm
Space for perpetuating the conflict: Tunnels, deterrence and profits
20 Sep 2014 | 3:03 pm
Blast hits Hezbollah checkpoint
20 Sep 2014 | 2:40 pm
Inside out: three poems on Gaza by Zeina Hashem Beck
20 Sep 2014 | 10:52 am
The rabbi at the shitshow
20 Sep 2014 | 9:50 am
Will the WCC finally break the interfaith ecumenical deal?
20 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
Gaza and the American awakening
20 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
Israeli navy shoots 70-year-old Palestinian fisherman on beach
20 Sep 2014 | 9:03 am
Hamas is just as bad as ISIS and worse than Boko Haram — Israeli government propaganda
20 Sep 2014 | 8:43 am
Yale official barred discussion of Israeli settlements and apartheid at monthly meeting
20 Sep 2014 | 7:53 am
Resource: Privatizating law enforcement in, around settlements
19 Sep 2014 | 9:14 am
How the IDF abdicates its monopoly on violence in the West Bank
19 Sep 2014 | 8:52 am
The U.S. is also guilty in Palestine
19 Sep 2014 | 5:46 am
Mothers of the disappeared in Latin America feel Gaza's pain
18 Sep 2014 | 3:31 pm
All Israelis are implicated in the occupation
18 Sep 2014 | 2:45 pm
Palestinians fleeing Syria charged $400 per month to rent garages in Beirut
18 Sep 2014 | 1:21 pm
PHOTOS: Amid rubble and trauma, Gaza goes back to school
18 Sep 2014 | 8:13 am
Contradicting its own ruling, Israel’s Supreme Court legalizes segregated communities
18 Sep 2014 | 7:08 am
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
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.
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.