Frank Barat:… Read more I’d like to start by talking about what’s happening in Jerusalem. When I came in 2007, you took us to Silwan, explaining the huge house demolition plan the Israeli government had in mind, telling us that thanks to the efforts of many and including an intervention by the US, the demolitions didn’t happen. Today, nonetheless, it looks like the demolitions will take place. Could you give us an update on this, and also
Open Letter Endorsing Selective Divestment by the United Methodist Church, the Presbyterian Church, and the Episcopal Church
We, the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions-USA, write to you, the United Methodist Church, the Presbyterian Church, and the Episcopal Church, to support and encourage you in your efforts to selectively divest from corporations that are complicit in Israel’s ongoing policy of occupation and Jewish colonization of Palestinian land under Israel’s control. We are pleased that you have taken a leadership role to divest in hopes of bringing peace to the people of Israel/Palestine.
We… Read more
Even as I write this, the bulldozers have been busy throughout that one indivisible country known by the bifurcated term Israel/Palestine. Palestinian homes, community centers, livestock pens, and other “structures” (as the Israel authorities dispassionately call them) have been demolished in the Old City, Silwan, and various parts of “Area C” in the West Bank, as well among the Bedouin – Israeli citizens – in the Negev/Naqab. This is merely mopping up, herding the last… Read more