Maryknoll, Oct. 8, 2019: Middle East Notes

Posted on Oct 9, 2019

Please note: Opinions expressed in the following articles do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns.

  • Churches for Middle East Peace wrote to President Trump outlining their recommendations for U.S. policies that would help bring about a just and lasting end to the conflict in Israel Palestine.
  • Judy Maltz reports in Haaretz about a new survey showing that Arabs are more open to political cooperation with Jews than Jews are with Arabs.
  • Bryan Bowman reports in The Global Post about a letter to Congress sent by dozens of U.S. progressive groups asking Congress to protect the right to boycott.
  • Reuters reports that Palestinians in the Jordan Valley vowed to hold onto their land that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to annex.
  • Sarah Algherbawi reports in The Electronic Intifada that Israeli snippers are stopping medics from reaching wounded children at the border fence until it is too late.
  • Julia Conley reports in Common Dreams that U.S. Education Secretary DeVos threatens to cut funding for Middle Eastern Studies Programs for ‘portraying Islam too positively.’
  • Churches for Middle East Peace news bulletins.

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