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IPMN Endorses Platform of Movement for Black Lives

Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many. Now if the foot should say, “Because I… more
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Save the Date IPMN 2016 Conference

Save the date! Israel/Palestine Mission Network Conference! IPMN's annual conference will be held October 27 - 29, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on the campus of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. More information about speakers, workshops, and registration will follow soon! We look forward to this time together for fellowship with old and new… more

Zionism Unsettled

Zionism Unsettled: A Congregational Study Guide Now available for color Kindle with accompanying video episodes online. What role have Zionism and Christian Zionism played in shaping attitudes and driving historical developments in the Middle East and around the world? How do Christians, Jews, and Muslims understand the competing claims to the… more

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Economic Measures as Nonviolent Tools

Ecumenical Statement on Employing Economic Measures as Nonviolent Tools for Justice in the Israeli-Palestinian Context August 22, 2016 — The U.S. Congress and 22 states across the U.S. are considering, or have passed, laws that penalize or criminalize the use of economic measures to oppose Israeli policies towards Palestinians that many find…
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PC(USA) Continues its Strong Support for Palestinian Rights

June 25, 2016 - During its 222nd biennial General Assembly, which took place in Portland, Oregon this week, the Presbyterian Church (USA) continued its strong support for Palestinian rights with the passage of a series of overtures. An overture calling on real estate company RE/MAX to stop selling properties in Israeli settlements built on…

After the 222nd General Assembly

Greetings, friends.We have just returned from Portland and the 222ndGeneral Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA). For supporters of justice in Israel / Palestine, this last week was an important one. We are grateful for the hard work of the commissioners, particularly those on the Middle East Committee, for their faithfulness to the Gospel…

IPMN Response to the congressional letter on adherance to the Leahy Law

Holding the IDF accountable for human rights violations IPMN Response to the congressional letter on adherance to the Leahy Law April 8, 2016 — IPMN, The Israel Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (USA), stands with Congressional Representatives* calling for an investigation into human rights violations by Israeli and Egyptian…

IPMN Statement in Solidarity with Muslims

IPMN Stands in Solidarity with Muslims in America December 8, 2015 — The Israel/Palestine Mission Network is deeply alarmed by the rise of Islamophobic attacks and threats here in the United States. We condemn this behavior, along with all other forms of hatred, discrimination, and violence. And we stand in solidarity with our Muslim brothers and…

Interfaith groups call for the protection of Palestinians' freedom of worship in Jerusalem

Interfaith groups call for the protection of Palestinians' freedom of worship in Jerusalem Sept.18, 2015 — We, the undersigned, come together in solidarity with Palestinians, especially those who have been prohibited from worshiping in peace and security at the Al Aqsa mosque sanctuary due to the escalation of Israeli settler violence, which is…

IPMN Responds to ‘Two States for Two Peoples’

The Israel/Palestine Mission Network Responds to ‘Two States for Two Peoples’

“They have treated the wound of my people carelessly, saying ‘Peace, Peace,’ when there is no peace.” -Jeremiah 6:14

A group of Presbyterians recently distributed a free, glossy, 80-page position paper entitled, Two States for Two Peoples. The paper advocates for a two-state solution as the best way to resolve the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. In making its case, the paper offers an analysis of the history and contemporary politics of Israel/Palestine.

We are concerned that Two States presents a systematically distorted perspective on the situation and an equally flawed version of a two-state solution. The paper’s position is highly reflective of the stance of the current extremist Israeli government, employing a variety of “blame the victim” strategies to distract from the military occupation, settlements, and other rights abuses, which hinder even the possibility of a two-state solution.

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