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The Battle for the Vineyard (A sermon on Matthew 21:33-40)

Hear another parable: There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a winepress in it and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and moved to another place. When … Continue reading

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What drives Israel? Essay of the week, by Ilan Pappe

Probably the most bewildering aspect of the Gaza flotilla affair has been the righteous indignation expressed by the Israeli government and people. The nature of this response is not being fully reported in the UK press, but it includes official … Continue reading

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A Vision for a new Israel/Palestine by Jimmy Carter

June 16 2009, Jimmy Carter spoke at a graduation ceremony in Gaza for theUnited Nations Relief Works Agency. He envisions a new Israel and Palestine:“The Palestinian state, like the land, must be blessed for all people.  Jerusalem must be shared … Continue reading

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Palestine in the American Imagination by Ramzy Baroud

Ramzy Baroud gives a powerful analysis of the way in America’s history and religion have generated a unique and bizarre Middle Eastern narrative, where the Israelis are always depicted as the ‘good guys’ and the Palestinians “are irrational, suicidal, demonic, … Continue reading

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Why Zionism is wrong! by John Rose

here is a presumption in the West that Zionism is a noble cause, somehow related to restoring to the Jewish people what was taken from them during the holocaust. Sociologist John Rose does a great job in dispelling the myths … Continue reading

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Rachel Corrie and Palestine by Sonja Karkar

Rachel was a peace activist who had gone to Rafah in Gaza because she wanted to help bring the terrible plight of the Palestinians to the notice of the world … and tragically, she achieved that with her death more … Continue reading

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Palestine is Dying by Sonja Karkar

Time and again, the bitter years have shown these courageous Palestinian men, women and children that no matter what they do, Israel does not want a Palestinian state, and the world, for all its fine talk will not lift a … Continue reading

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THE JERUSALEM DECLARATION ON CHRISTIAN ZIONISM

Statement by the Patriarch and Local Heads of Churches In Jerusalem. “Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.” (Matthew 5:9) Christian Zionism is a modern theological and political movement that embraces the most extreme ideological … Continue reading

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End the Suffering in the Middle East by Rabbi Michael Lerner

The people of the Middle East are suffering again as militarists on all sides, and cheerleading journalists, send forth missiles, bombs and endless words of self-justification for yet another pointless round of violence between Israel and her neighbors. For those … Continue reading

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