It’s time to boycott Israeli dates (AMP): Are you purchasing occupation dates? At least 40% of Israeli dates are grown in illegal Israeli settlements, enclaves of stolen land where Palestinians have been dispossessed. Moreover, Israeli date production relies on stolen natural resources such as water, which is often diverted from Palestinian communities to Israeli date farms. Palestinian… Continue reading Take Action!
Month: January 2023
Optimism Versus Hope
I am often asked whether one can be optimistic regarding the situation in Palestine. In truth, there seems to be little reason for optimism, especially on a day like today after hearing of the tragic events in Jenin. Palestinians are being killed with impunity at the rate of at least one per day. The new… Continue reading Optimism Versus Hope
How to talk about Christian Zionism
For such an openly hateful ideology, Christian Zionism has been allowed to spread unchallenged. This is in part because people have found it easier to ignore rather than engage or confront. It should be clear that Christian Zionism is a problematic ideology. But it’s not enough to deconstruct Christian Zionism. We also offer an alternative… Continue reading How to talk about Christian Zionism
Explaining Christian Zionism
Christian Zionist theology holds that Israel must gather all the Jews of the world, enlarge its territory, destroy Muslim holy places, and ethnically cleanse “the holy land” of all non-Jews. A majority of evangelical Christians in the United States believe that support for such actions by Israel will help hasten the the return of Christ… Continue reading Explaining Christian Zionism
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
All over the globe men are revolting against old systems of exploitation and oppression, and out of the wounds of a frail world, new systems of justice and equality are being born . . . We in the West must support these revolutions. MLK “Time to Break the Silence” – Speech at Riverside Church April… Continue reading Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Church Committee calls for decisive position on saving Palestinian Christians’ presence
The Higher Presidential Committee of Church Affairs today called for a decisive global position on saving Palestinian Christians’ presence. Chairman of the Committee, Ramzi Khoury, issued a letter urging hierarchs and heads of churches worldwide to take a decisive and serious position to save the presence of Palestinian Christians, particularly in the occupied city of… Continue reading Church Committee calls for decisive position on saving Palestinian Christians’ presence
Israelis are not demonstrating for democracy
Democracy in Israel would mean an end to apartheid. That is not what the Israeli protesters want. Over the weekend, tens of thousands of Israelis took to the streets of Tel Aviv and other cities to protest what they see as an erosion of their country’s democracy. The demonstrations were sparked by legislation announced by Prime Minister… Continue reading Israelis are not demonstrating for democracy
Despite pressure from pro-Israel groups, Education Department doesn’t adopt controversial antisemitism definition
Despite pressure from pro-Israel groups, the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights has not embraced the controversial IHRA working definition of antisemitism This month the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a new fact sheet detailing protections for students who are Jewish, Christian, Muslim, or of any other religious group. The… Continue reading Despite pressure from pro-Israel groups, Education Department doesn’t adopt controversial antisemitism definition
Over 90 UN Member States Condemn Israel’s Sanctions Against Palestinian Authority
Israel’s new government kicked off the year by slapping a series of sanctions on the PA in response to its request for an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice in The Hague on Israel’s occupation More than 90 United Nations member states on Tuesday rejected Israel’s punitive measures imposed against the Palestinian Authority,… Continue reading Over 90 UN Member States Condemn Israel’s Sanctions Against Palestinian Authority
2 Charged over Cemetery Damage
Two people have now been charged after the desecration of a Christian cemetery on Mt Zion in Jerusalem. The opening paras of the news story read as follows: The Jerusalem District Attorney’s Office filed indictments against two Jewish teens on Monday after they broke into the Protestant Christian cemetery on Mount Zion and desecrated more… Continue reading 2 Charged over Cemetery Damage