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  • Presbyterian Church sets example with Israeli divestment

    After 10 years of dialogue and shareholder resolutions, the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) recently voted to sell its investments in three U.S. contractors that profit from Israel's 47-year military occupation of Palestinian lands....
  • Presbyterians divest firms to show support for Palestinians

    On June 20, the biennial General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) made a historic decision, voting to divest church holdings from three U.S. companies whose products are used by Israel to enforce its 47-year-old military occupation and...
  • David Blatt carries historical torch from Israel to Cavaliers

    Of all the coaches who have been hired and fired throughout the history of basketball, from the roots of the ABA to the modern day NBA, never before has a team traveled 6,000 miles to find its next coach. When David Blatt left Maccabi Tel Aviv and...
  • Sweden to investigate Israeli boarding of Gaza-bound vessels

    STOCKHOLM Swedish prosecutors launched an investigation Thursday into whether laws were broken in 2010 and 2012 when Israeli soldiers boarded pro-Palestinian vessels shipping humanitarian aid to Gaza. Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor...
  • Objects To Story On Arrests

    An article regarding Israel's search for the three teenagers believed to have been kidnapped appears slanted in favor of the 80 Palestinians the story reported were arrested [June 16, news, "Israeli Forces Expand Search For Teens To Ramallah"]. First,...
  • Martin Schram: Presbyterians' misguided embrace of religious hatred

    All hell was breaking out, yet again, in the Arab world that surrounds Israel well before the late news that broke in a most unlikely locale Friday and was mainly missed by most of the world. Here's what the world was watching: Iraq was free-falling....
  • A mystery on the West Bank

    A mystery on the West Bank
    Three teenage boys disappear without a trace, apparently while hitchhiking. If this happened somewhere in the Midwest, it would be an agonizing mystery and a police matter. Shift the incident to the Mideast, and you have a far more complex and dangerous...
  • Palestinian prisoners halt hunger-strike as force-feeding law nears OK

    Palestinian prisoners halt hunger-strike as force-feeding law nears OK
    Dozens of Palestinian prisoners have halted a two-month hunger strike after reaching an undisclosed agreement with Israeli Prison Service authorities, even as Israeli lawmakers continue to push a controversial bill to allow forced feedings. The strike...
  • Film Review: 'Next Year Jerusalem'

    Eight residents of a Connecticut nursing home take a trip to Israel. No, this isn't the opening line from "Old Jews Telling Jokes"; it's David Gaynes' documentary "Next Year Jerusalem," a predictably banal celebration of scrappy alter kockers (from...
  • Palestinian youth killed as Israeli troops search for missing teens

    A Palestinian teenager was killed and a Palestinian man was reportedly on life support after being shot by Israeli soldiers in confrontations Friday during West Bank raids in which the troops were searching for three Israeli teens believed abducted by...
  • Israel travel program seeks to strengthen Jewish connection

    Israel travel program seeks to strengthen Jewish connection
    On a recent afternoon, Diana Blau, 22, was relaxing on the beach after bathing in the salty waters of the Dead Sea. Blau's mother is Jewish and her father Greek Orthodox. She has never strongly identified with Jewish culture or religion, she said, in...