Palestinians spotlight Israeli brutality to demand an end to their oppression; Israelis spotlight Palestinian violence to justify that oppression. Why launch a devastating incursion, targeting militants yet harming countless civilians, when that method has been proven to exacerbate rather than contain violence? What’s the point of threatening attackers with home demolitions when thousands of innocent people, including… Continue reading The myth of the ‘cycle of violence’
Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu announces moves after deadliest terrorist attack in Jerusalem in years The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has announced a series of punitive steps against Palestinians in the wake of the deadliest terrorist attack in Jerusalem in years in which a gunman killed seven people outside a synagogue. In a statement issued after the… Continue reading Israel to take punitive steps against Palestinians after deadly attacks
The Israeli occupation forces and Jewish settlers carried out more than 700 attacks and acts of violence against Palestinians during the month of January, killing 35, including six children and teenagers. The number of murders has made January the deadliest month for Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem since 2015. The details were… Continue reading Report: Israeli Forces, Settlers Committed over 700 Attacks against Palestinians in January
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!
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
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
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
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.
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
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