Submitted by Liz Ingenthron on Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:28am
What is happening?
The Presbyterian Church (USA) or PC(USA) will hold its biennial meeting in Detroit June 14-21. Among a number of overtures promoting justice and peace, the church will vote on whether it should divest from three companies that profit from the Israeli occupation. The vote will be cast by 654 commissioners and with the advice of 219 delegates.
Submitted by Sydney Levy on Thu, 06/05/2014 - 7:24am
As Palestinians mark 47 years of Israel’s military occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, human rights groups are accusing NBC of complicity in Israel’s violations of international law and human rights by filming its new series DIG in occupied East Jerusalem, after clearly stating that they would not do so.
Submitted by Cecilie Surasky on Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:20am
Israel always approached the peace talks as an opportunity to further entrench its power and control over Palestinian people, by continuing to build settlements and continuing the violent repression inherent in military occupation throughout this round and all previous rounds of talks.
Submitted by Cecilie Surasky on Sun, 04/13/2014 - 6:04pm
With great sadness, we send our condolences and solidarity to the communities affected by the shooting this afternoon at the Kansas City Jewish Community Center. First reports indicate that this was likely motivated by anti-Jewish hate. Just before Passover begins, it is a tragic reminder to all of us to continue to be vigilant against anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry. All our thoughts are with the victims and families at this terrible time.
Submitted by Cecilie Surasky on Fri, 04/11/2014 - 1:34pm
It wasn’t exactly poetry, but Secretary of State John Kerry’s testimony to Congress this week on the stalled peace talks might go down in history as a fundamental turning point in the last 20 plus years of US-orchestrated negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians. (1)
For the first time— and despite later efforts to backtrack— a US Secretary of State admitted it was the Israelis who derailed talks.