Tourist sites overflow as holiday visitors turned away from Kinneret
16 Apr 2014 | 6:34 pm
Neo-Nazi brand opens shop in heart of Jewish London
16 Apr 2014 | 5:46 pm
In Israel, power lines are set to run through Arab-Jewish olive grove
16 Apr 2014 | 5:30 pm
Passengers still alive on capsized South Korean ferry
16 Apr 2014 | 5:07 pm
EU guided by 'Palestine model' when deciding sanctions against Russia
16 Apr 2014 | 5:02 pm
Abbas: For prisoners, borders and freeze, I’ll talk longer
16 Apr 2014 | 4:46 pm
Scientists sniff out new species of garlic in Israel
16 Apr 2014 | 4:38 pm
Israel's blockade of Gaza the "longest in history," says new UNRWA head
16 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
PA to fall by end of year, says Palestinian minister
16 Apr 2014 | 2:50 pm
When I cooked the seder for the Obamas
16 Apr 2014 | 2:32 pm
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
Moderate Islam meets Auschwitz
16 Apr 2014 | 12:28 pm
Cornell student government puts the kibosh on divestment debate
16 Apr 2014 | 11:32 am
Updated: Remote-control gun installed atop wall near Bethlehem — Ma’an
16 Apr 2014 | 11:12 am
Iran execution stopped at last minute
16 Apr 2014 | 11:07 am
Mid-East peace talks meeting delayed
16 Apr 2014 | 10:11 am
Iraqi murder claims a 'conspiracy'
16 Apr 2014 | 8:54 am
Friedman prepares American Jews for a divorce from zealot Israel
16 Apr 2014 | 8:16 am
American citizen, translator and student—Mariam Barghouti arrested and detained in West Bank
16 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
The Palestinians and the "Jewish state"
16 Apr 2014 | 8:05 am
Why we're taking a different approach to divestment
16 Apr 2014 | 7:17 am
NY Times profile of Gazan long distance runner reveals reality of occupation
16 Apr 2014 | 7:14 am
Let God’s people go — and return, too
16 Apr 2014 | 6:51 am
Jordan 'targets vehicles from Syria'
16 Apr 2014 | 6:49 am
Roger Ailes demands NY village official take down ‘Facebook’ post. She says no
16 Apr 2014 | 6:47 am
On Easter week, Shaath says millions of Palestinians are denied access to Jerusalem
16 Apr 2014 | 6:43 am
WATCH: Exploiting African asylum seeker labor
16 Apr 2014 | 3:43 am
Saudi intelligence chief removed
16 Apr 2014 | 2:12 am
Uplifting letters of hope sent to children of Syria
15 Apr 2014 | 5:10 pm
On a hill, in sight of Europe
15 Apr 2014 | 4:56 pm
Syria 'torture' photos shown to UN
15 Apr 2014 | 3:48 pm
Syria: Report shows how foreign fighters use social media
15 Apr 2014 | 2:56 pm
Jordanian envoy kidnapped in Libya
15 Apr 2014 | 2:38 pm
Resisting the “cannibalization” of Palestine’s heritage
15 Apr 2014 | 12:17 pm
PHOTOS: Palestinians mourn woman who died after inhaling tear gas
15 Apr 2014 | 9:13 am
Haaretz columnist Reuven Pedatzur killed in traffic accident
15 Apr 2014 | 4:43 am
Lapid’s Passover prayer: Lord, get the Palestinians away
14 Apr 2014 | 11:43 am
The diplomatic process is not real until this government falls
14 Apr 2014 | 4:13 am
A new settlement is born in Hebron
13 Apr 2014 | 12:46 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