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The Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Office of Public Witness and Presbyterian World Mission will host a webinar at noon Eastern Time on March 15 titled “Israel/Palestine: A discussion with human rights experts — is this apartheid?”
If ever the world — and Bethlehem — needed a little cheer, it’s this year.
Although Israel and Palestine are currently closed to individual U.S. travelers, Presbyterians can take a virtual trip there on August 1 or later.
As violence continues to ignite between Israel and Palestine, hopes for an immediate de-escalation of the conflict grow dim.
A webinar focusing on the current context of the Palestinian people, including disparity in access to COVID-19 vaccines, is scheduled from noon through 1 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, April 27. The event is hosted by Presbyterian World Mission’s Middle East and Europe office and the Office of Public Witness.
Under the often-crushing weight of Israeli sanctions, HaMoked advocates for Palestinians living under Israeli occupation.
As the world continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, and with the anxiety and insecurity as well as the staggering loss of life that it is causing, the fear that this crisis may be used to usurp power or control in certain parts of the world, or worse, to trample upon the human rights of those most vulnerable, is very real.
As the Israeli bombing of Gaza continues, the words of B’Tselem Director Hagai El Ad are ringing in the ears of the members of the PC(USA) delegation that visited Israel-Palestine two weeks ago — perpetual occupation and zero international consequences. He has taken that message to the United Nations General Assembly several times, most recently last fall, and delivered the same words to the delegation.