An online webinar in lieu of our luncheon at the Presbyterian General Assembly. Rashid Khalid is Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University. Prof. Khalidi received his BA from Yale in 1970, and his D.Phil. from Oxford in 1974. He is editor of the Journal of Palestine Studies, and was President of the Middle East Studies Association, and an advisor to the Palestinian delegation to the Madrid and Washington Arab-Israeli peace negotiations from October 1991 until June 1993.
On Professor Khalidi's 2020 book, The Hundred Years' War on Palestine, A History of Settler C olonial Conquest and Resistance, 1917-2017:
"A landmark history of one hundred years of war waged against the Palestinians from the foremost US historian of the Middle East, told through pivotal events and family history.
"...Original, authoritative, and important, The Hundred Years' War on Palestine is not a chronicle of victimization, nor does it whitewash the mistakes of Palestinian leaders or deny the emergence of national movements on both sides. In reevaluating the forces arrayed against the Palestinians, it offers an illuminating new view of a conflict that continues to this day."
~ Metropolitan Books, Macmillan Publishers
Presbyterian Mission Agency International Peacemaker Virtual Symposium
Due to Covid-19 pandemic, PC(USA) is presenting past peacemakers virutally for 2020.
Arda A. (Palestine, 2011, 2012 and 2016) was Project Supervisor and Media and Advocacy Coordinator at the YWCA of Palestine. Prior to that, she was Radio Producer and Presenter at RAM FM (based in Jerusalem and Ramallah). Arda was the first woman from the Middle East to serve, at a young age, on the executive board of the World YWCA Board: Read more at link.
Nora Carmi (Palestine, 2017) has held leadership positions with the YWCA of Palestine, Sabeel Liberation Theology Center, and Kairos Palestine. She has served as a community builder in Palestinian society, advocating for a just peace and empowering women and the community through skill development and spirituality. Born in Jerusalem, she describes herself as a Palestinian Christian who became a refugee in her own city, divided after the establishment of the Israeli State. Read more at link.
Alex Awad (Palestine, 2018) served as Dean of Students and full-time instructor at Bethlehem Bible College in Bethlehem where he served on the faculty for 24 years. He is a charter member of the college’s Board of Directors and served for years as senior pastor at East Jerusalem Baptist Church. He is a past board member of the Evangelical Local Council of Churches in the Holy Land, and directed the Shepherd Society, Bethlehem Bible College’s charitable ministry.
These clips from a behind-closed-doors event reveal who has been training and funding Presbyterians -and other denominations- to fights BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) within their churches.
Ethan Felson of Israel Action Network: “We got involved with all of the churches asking them what was going on and every single one of them was ready to move with divestment. Groups associated with Sabeel had taken over… literally taken over and were the majority in every Middle East Peace and Justice Committee that operated within these churches, and the Presbyterians were the obvious first place to go…”
Mr. Felson speaks about their "theory of action" and how they work within "mostly progressive communities to help THEM shape the right messages and to give them 'the infrastructure' to do the work to counter delegitimization."
Israel Action Network's opaque lobbying and funding is a big reason our road to divestment took 10 years.
And Who is my Neighbor?
~Reflections on a Palestinian Journey
Dr. Polly Coote
San Francisco Theological Seminary, Emerita
Reflection on her trip with Keep Hope Alive, Fall 2014
Video by Tom McAfee, February 2015
Vox Videos on Israel Palestine
IPMN shares several of Vox Media's "explainer" videos on
Israeli TV Host tells Israelis they are living with apartheid
Assaf Harel's scathing indictment of Israeli society has gone viral. In Last Monologue, the Israeli Comedy Show Host Implores Israelis to "Wake Up and Smell the Apartheid".
Dr. Beth Corrie speaks on Theology Matters
Kairos USA Summit, 2015
This video emphasizes the importance of theology in United States churches’ support of the State of Israel and suggests several specific ways in which we as Christians must wrestle with scripture and doctrine if we are to support a lasting just peace in Israel-Palestine.
Is anti-Zionism the new antisemitism?
Most definitely not! Prof. Noam Chomsky, speaks before 800 people in the Hall of the United Nations General Assembly, in an event hosted by the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People.
At the end of his talk, Prof. Chomsky responds to a final question in the Q&A session posed by an IPMN member. Chomsky is asked "how would you respond to the charge that anti-Zionism is the new antisemitism?"
Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb
Sermon delivered to
United Church of Christ
General Synod 30
Cleveland, Ohio, June 29, 2015
Watch Ilan Pappe lecture
IPMN Annual Conference
October 23, 2014
Church of our Savior in Lincoln Park
Watch Jewish Voices Against the Occupation
7 short video clips of speakers:
Ilan Pappe, Mandy Patinkin, Mark Braverman, Anna Baltzer, Miko Peled, Gideon Levy, Neve Gordon
Watch Sights & Sounds of the Occupation
8 short video clips
showing the occupation of Palestine