Updates February 2009



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  We seek to keep you literally "updated" on movement in terms of truth and justice in the Middle East in general with a particular eye on Palestine.  The links below will take you to various articles and websites that offer the perspective of leaders in the religious, NGO, and human rights communities. Additionally, Al-Bushra, ever vigilant, provides links to regular reporting as well as opinion pieces by journalists. The dates given here indicate when the link was posted; the most recent posting is at the top. Check the article itself for the date of publication.  

Last update: 13 October 2009 20:15:14 -0700

  Feb. 27, 2009 Speak out to stop the displacement of 1500 Palestinians from East Jerusalem  
  Feb. 27, 2009 James Nicholls Photography: Jerusalem  
  Feb. 27, 2009 Speak out to stop the displacement of 1500 Palestinians from East Jerusalem  
  Feb. 27, 2009 Young Christian Democrats from Norway visit Palestine [photos]  
  Feb. 27, 2009 Christian peacemakers return from visit to Israel and Palestine  
  Feb. 27, 2009 For Lent: Make a virtual pilgrimage to Jerusalem  
  Feb. 27, 2009 Thank you letter from Churches for Middle East Peace to Representative Ackerman [PDF]  
  Feb. 27, 2009 Vatican wants more from Bishop Williamson--apology insufficient  
  Feb. 27, 2009 Speak out to stop the displacement of 1500 Palestinians from East Jerusalem  
  Feb. 27, 2009 United Church of Christ members plant an olive tree  
  Feb. 27, 2009 Farmer threatened and trees uprooted  
  Feb. 27, 2009 Danish Youth Lutheran Church group received by the Joint Advocacy Initiative  
  Feb. 27, 2009 Joint Advocacy Initiative and partners call for suspension of EU-Israel upgrade  
  Feb. 27, 2009 Olive Tree Planting Program - Day 9, Feb. 15  
  Feb. 27, 2009 Christians of Palestine [2-minute video]  
  Feb. 27, 2009 Bishop Richard Williamson's apology  
  Feb. 27, 2009 Why plant olive trees?  
  Feb. 27, 2009 Muslim-Catholic meeting statement  
  Feb. 27, 2009 Why plant olive trees?  
  Feb. 27, 2009 Nazeh Kurt: Olive Tree Farmer  
  Feb. 27, 2009 Taybeh Brewing: Olive Oil as School Tuition  
  Feb. 27, 2009 Jaraysen Family - Generations of Olive Wood Carving  
  Feb. 26, 2009 Olive Tree Planting Program - Day 8, Feb. 14  
  Feb. 26, 2009 Christians for Middle East Peace Policy Guide [PDF]  
  Feb. 26, 2009 Letter to Secretary Clinton from US Senators regarding Middle East peace [contact your senator before Feb. 27 at EST]  
  Feb. 26, 2009 Members of Congress visit Gaza and East Jerusalem  
  Feb. 26, 2009 Olive Tree Planting Program - Day 7, Feb. 13  
  Feb. 26, 2009 Palestinians in Christian housing fear return of Israeli bulldozers  
  Feb. 25, 2009 Olive Tree Planting Program - Day 7, Feb. 13  
  Feb. 25, 2009 Pope: Christians an asset to Muslim countries  
  Feb. 25, 2009 Faulty intelligence, wanton recklessness, or a combination of the two  
  Feb. 25, 2009 Passive resistance is not enough to prevent war crimes  
  Feb. 25, 2009 An evening at Beit Iba checkpoint  
  Feb. 25, 2009 Living under the threat of expulsion from Izbit Tabit village  
  Feb. 24, 2009 Three more arrested in Jayyous raid  
  Feb. 24, 2009 Change in Qalqilya Wall route affects five communities  
  Feb. 24, 2009 Isolation looms Ni'lin and surrounding villages  
  Feb. 23, 2009 Church of England divests from Caterpillar  
  Feb. 22, 2009 Holy See denounces blasphemous Israeli TV show  
  Feb. 22, 2009 Those People in Gaza: Where do they come from, and why are they so mad? [photo essay]  
  Feb. 22, 2009 Alumna of Seattle University: "Gaza risks becoming densely populated graveyard"  
  Feb. 22, 2009 Building an Oasis of Peace and Tolerance  
  Feb. 22, 2009 Cradle of faiths: Jerusalem sings with history, conflict and unexpected harmony  
  Feb. 22, 2009 Palestinian Evangelical Pastor Discusses Family History  
  Feb. 22, 2009 British MP says Epiphany shows need for Middle East humanitarian action  
  Feb. 22, 2009 Searching for Christmas in the Holy Land  
  Feb. 22, 2009 Gaza strikes 'not religious conflict', group says  
  Feb. 22, 2009 Palestinian Christians Afraid to Leave Homes in Gaza  
  Feb. 22, 2009 Palestinian Evangelical Pastor Discusses Family History  
  Feb. 20, 2009 Audio program: Israel/Palestine, Tom Friedman's myths, Jerry Slater  
  Feb. 20, 2009 Press release from Catholic bishops of the Holy Land regarding offensive broadcast on Israeli Channel 10  
  Feb. 20, 2009 Link to video of the offensive broadcast on Israeli Channel 10  
  Feb. 19, 2009 Catholics decry anti-Christianity in Israel  
  Feb. 19, 2009 Amnesty International: Israeli/Occupied Territories Human Rights  
  Feb. 19, 2009 Analysis of media coverage of Israel/Palestine  
  Feb. 19, 2009 An open letter to evangelicals and other interested parties  
  Feb. 19, 2009 Karin Friedmann: "The Emotional Violence of Jewish Advocacy"...and other entries in her blog  
  Feb. 19, 2009 Letter from Theodore Pangalos to Israeli Ambassador to Greece  
  Feb. 18, 2009 Gaza needs a peace stimulus  
  Feb. 18, 2009 How not to make peace in the Middle East  
  Feb. 18, 2009 Gaza's forgotten elderly  
  Feb. 18, 2009 Zion's Christian soldiers? [PDF]  
  Feb. 18, 2009 Religious extremists' rapid rise through the ranks  
  Feb. 17, 2009 Exchange Between Bill Moyers and Abraham Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League  
  Feb. 17, 2009 Lettre de André Nouschi à l’ambassadeur d’Israël en France [in French]  
  Feb. 17, 2009 Letter from Andre Nouschi to the ambassador from Israel in France [English version]  
  Feb. 17, 2009 Australian academic boycott of Israel  
  Feb. 17, 2009 Day-to-day life in Iraq--as a tyrant is removed, religious freedom declines  
  Feb. 17, 2009 Jordan Valley: Electricity for flowers, not people  
  Feb. 17, 2009 Christian Peacemaker Team project closed in Hebron after 13 years  
  Feb. 17, 2009 Voice of a 9th generation Palestinian Christian: "Plight of the original Christians in the Holy Land, an endangered species"  
  Feb. 17, 2009 Israeli foreign minister itself is asking volunteers to flood the news websites with pro-Israel comments  
  Feb. 17, 2009 Carter and the Swarm  
  Feb. 17, 2009 West Bank settlements get green light for major expansion  
  Feb. 17, 2009 Hampshire College first in US to divest from Israel  
  Feb. 17, 2009 Book tour: A Palestinian Christian Cry for Reconciliation  
  Feb. 17, 2009 Schools to teach history of Gaza settlements from settlers' perspective  
  Feb. 16, 2009 Pontiff's Israel trip seen as "courageous"  
  Feb. 16, 2009 Jaffa or Yafa? [scroll down to "Where did all those oranges come from?"]  
  Feb. 16, 2009 First chapter of We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land by Jimmy Carter  
  Feb. 15, 2009 "The Unity of All People" by Hasan, age 13 [PDF]  
  Feb. 15, 2009 How to kill a Palestinian  
  Feb. 15, 2009 The tunnels of Gaza  
  Feb. 15, 2009 UN Protection of Civilians Weekly Report 2 Feb. - 10 Feb. [PDF]  
  Feb. 15, 2009 Jimmy Carter: Include Hamas in peace talks  
  Feb. 15, 2009 Israeli troops shot and killed zoo animals  
  Feb. 14, 2009 SABEEL survey: Global campaign for ethical investment... [Word document]  
  Feb. 14, 2009 Winter newsletter of the SABEEL Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center [PDF - various reflections]  
  Feb. 14, 2009 Opinion: Johann Hari: The true story behind this war is not the one Israel is telling  
  Feb. 14, 2009 Palestinian Pastor: 12 ways to pray for Gaza 
  Feb. 14, 2009 Christians mobilize for ending violence around Gaza  
  Feb. 14, 2009 Presbyterian Church clerk: "Violence...must stop."  
  Feb. 14, 2009 Why isn't this news? US rabbis call for cease fire  
  Feb. 13, 2009 Comedian Jon Stewart on Gaza [video]  
  Feb. 13, 2009 Jewish Voice for Peace: Statement on Gaza attacks  
  Feb. 13, 2009 Christian unity: let's visit one another  
  Feb. 13, 2009 Christian aid partners speak about the difficulties they face in the wake of the ceasefire [video]  
  Feb. 13, 2009 The Torah position on the conflict in Gaza  
  Feb. 13, 2009 How Gaza became a Palestinian prison  
  Feb. 13, 2009 ELCA, Episcopal Church Top Leaders Ask Israel about Bishops' Denied Visit  
  Feb. 13, 2009 Pointers for the Obama Administration in the Middle East: Avoiding Myths and Vain Hopes  
  Feb. 13, 2009 Prof . Lev Grinberg, Gideon Levy, Stephen Zunes and other commentators on the situation in Israel/Palestine  
  Feb. 13, 2009 Core Beliefs and Jewish views on Israel/Palestine  
  Feb. 10, 2009 Pastor Pat Woods: "A Palestinian"  
  Feb. 10, 2009 Israel-Palestine: A land in fragments [video of the American Friends Service]  
  Feb. 9, 2009 "We will never work for the BBC again"--actors and directors in Gaza protest  
  Feb. 9, 2009 Israeli troops invade Gaza [slideshow]  
  Feb. 9, 2009 Children deal with Gaza war [video]  
  Feb. 8, 2009 A week in Gaza [a series of videos]  
  Feb. 8, 2009 Resolution backing special envoy George Mitchell to Middle East  
  Feb. 8, 2009 A call from the ruins of Beit Lahiya [video]  
  Feb. 8, 2009 Encounter Point, a DVD presenting the stories of Israeli and Palestinian citizens working for peace; community and classroom screening guide available  
  Feb. 8, 2009 Kuhn: When Israel expelled Palestinians  
  Feb. 8, 2009 Christians in Jerusalem want Jews to stop spitting on them  
  Feb. 6, 2009 SSPX removes "Mystery of Jews"; Lombardi on Vatican  
  Feb. 6, 2009 UN halts aid to Gaza, accuses Hamas of stealing  
  Feb. 6, 2009 When Israel is not Israel  
  Feb. 6, 2009 Cleric slams political use of the Bible to steal Palestinian land  
  Feb. 6, 2009 Israel deports activists from detained ship  
  Feb. 6, 2009 US, France to pressure sides to open Gaza border crossing [video]  
  Feb. 4, 2009 South African dockworkers refuse to unload a ship from Israel  
  Feb. 4, 2009 Across West Bank, villages hit with confiscation orders  
  Feb. 4, 2009 Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem denied entry to Gaza  
  Feb. 3, 2009 Israel-Hamas war deals blow to schools in Gaza  
  Feb. 3, 2009 Stripping Palestine of their right to self defense  
  Feb. 3, 2009 Gaza's war of lies by Father Dave  
  Feb. 2, 2009 The other Israel  
  Feb. 2, 2009 Carter discusses Middle East peace [printed transcript]  
  Feb. 2, 2009 Carter discusses Middle East peace [video]  
  Feb. 2, 2009 Black Flag by Uri Avnery  
  Feb. 2, 2009 UN Watch: Account of Israeli attack on school doesn't hold up to scrutiny  
  Feb. 2, 2009 Paris cardinal notes "horror" at holocaust-denier  
  Feb. 2, 2009 Israelis protest the war in Gaza [video with subtitles]  
  Feb. 2, 2009 62 Reps sign Gaza humanitarian letter to Secretary of State Clinton  
  Feb. 2, 2009 National interreligious leadership initiative for peace in the Middle East  
  Feb. 2, 2009 Peace Now: Summary of construction in the West Bank in 2008  
  Feb. 2, 2009 "Israeli bombs" or bombs from up there?  
  Feb. 2, 2009 Gaza children in Christian eyes  
  Feb. 2, 2009 Israeli soldiers refuse to fight in Gaza [video with subtitles]  
  Feb. 2, 2009 Letter from Israeli woman to Obama [video with subtitles]  



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