Posts made in June, 2018

The Role of Palestinian Liberation Theology: A Conversation with Reverend Naim Ateek

Posted on Jun 13, 2018

Video & Transcript
Reverend Naim Ateek, Max Blumenthal, & Tarek Abuata
Transcript No. 499 (May 17, 2018)

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To my fellow evangelicals: What you’re cheering in Jerusalem is shameful

Posted on Jun 12, 2018

Palestinian medics and protesters evacuate a wounded youth during a protest at the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel, east of Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, on May 14, 2018. Thousands of Palestinians protested near Gaza’s border with Israel as Israel prepared for the festive inauguration of a new U.S. Embassy in contested Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

by Richard Mouw, President Emeritus and Professor of Faith and Public Life, Fuller Theological Seminary

RNS, May 16, 2018 — Of the two evangelical pastors who offered prayers Monday (May 14) at the ceremony for the opening of the American Embassy in Jerusalem, Robert Jeffress received most of the publicity. And understandably so.

Jeffress is known for making controversial religious pronouncements.

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Christian Peacemaker Team: Next Generation Peacemakers

Posted on Jun 12, 2018

Hebron, June 8, 2018 – A young boy films the Israeli military from a second story window of a family home on Shuhada Street.

The family moved into the house a month ago and has since been experiencing regular harassment from Israeli soldiers and settlers.

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Over 300 public figures from around the world: Forcible transfer of Khan al-Ahmar community is a war crime

Posted on Jun 12, 2018

B’Tselem: Gaza “cover-up” proof army can’t investigate itself | THE FLYING CARPET INSTITUTEOver 300 elected officials, legal scholars, academics, artists, faith leaders, and activists from around the world and Israel published an open letter voicing opposition to Israel’s plans to forcibly transfer thousands of Palestinians living in farming-shepherding communities in the West Bank. The letter focuses on Khan al-Ahmar in particular, a community under imminent threat of demolition and forcible transfer.

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The Oncologists’ Letter: Let Gaza Women Cancer Patients Out

Posted on Jun 7, 2018

June 3, 2018

Dear Friends,

This morning, over thirty oncology specialists from Israeli hospitals called upon the Ministry of Health and the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (CGAT) to allow women cancer patients form the Gaza Strip to travel for urgent and lifesaving treatments in hospitals in Israel and the West Bank.

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Heralded by Palestinians as ‘angel’ and ‘merciful martyr,’ Razan Al-Najjar is an afterthought in western press

Posted on Jun 7, 2018

Volunteer paramedic Razan Najjar, 21, center, is seen before being shot in her chest by Israeli troops while running with protesters to take cover from teargas fired by Israeli troop near the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, during a protest east of Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Friday, June 1, 2018. Najjar was fatally shot in the chest and died later at hospital, the Health Ministry said. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Volunteer paramedic Razan Najjar, 21, center, is seen before being shot in her chest by Israeli troops while running with protesters to take cover from teargas fired by Israeli troop near the Gaza StrAdel Hana/AP

by James North, Mondoweiss, June 2, 2018

Let’s say Hamas fired a rocket that killed a young Israeli nurse while she was tending to the wounded from earlier rockets. Is there any doubt that the mainstream media would cover her death extensively, with photos, and interviews with friends and family?

But when Israeli snipers murdered a 21-year-old Palestinian nurse named Razan Al-Najjar yesterday, the mainstream media was nearly silent.

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Christian Peacemaker Team: Impunity

Posted on Jun 5, 2018

Israeli military forces shot and killed Rami Sabarneh, a 35-year-old father of three from Beit Ummar, while he was working on a small bulldozer along Prayer Road.

The IOF claim he tried to hit them with the bulldozer.

Immediately after, they declared the area a closed military zone and arrested a Palestinian man who had filmed the shooting. He was later released after they searched his phone.

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Join the worldwide prayer chain for Christians in the Middle East!

Posted on Jun 5, 2018

“We can renounce everything, but not our faith. Pray for us, and we will pray for you!”

Aleteia – This is the message we receive every day from the Christians of Iraq, Syria, and other Middle Eastern countries, who have been persecuted in recent years for committing one crime: that of being Christians.

To awaken the world from its indifference, Pope Francis has convoked an ecumenical prayer meeting on July 7 in Bari, Italy, with the participation of the patriarchs and leaders of the Churches and Christian communities of the Middle East.

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Palestinian Narrative Training Program

Posted on Jun 3, 2018

A Christian Voice for Palestine

Remember Our Past to Awaken Our Future

The story of the Palestinian people has historically been silenced. Storytelling has served a central role in maintaining the Palestinian community, even as we are displaced around the globe. Our Palestinian Narrative Trainings offer tools to Palestinians living in the diaspora to collect, record, and share their family stories as a catalyst for social change.

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A Reader Comments on Uri Avnery’s “Strong as Death” Article

Posted on Jun 3, 2018

There are some errors and omissions in Uri Avnery’s account, posted on June 1st, entitled “Strong as Death“.

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