Heeding his call, United Church of Christ divests from Israel

By LEA SPEYER, Breaking Israel News— Top officials of the United Church of Christ (UCC) voted on Tuesday to divest from companies that conduct business in Judea and Samaria. During the church’s annual meeting in Cleveland, the groups General Synod endorsed the move with a final vote of 508-124 with 38 abstentions. Unlike a similar…

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ISIS purportedly threatens to ‘slaughter’ Christian Arabs living in Jerusalem

By Daniel Eisenbud, JPost— Menacing Arabic flyers purportedly issued by an Islamic State branch in Jerusalem, threatened Christian Arabs over the weekend with slaughter unless they flee the capital by the end of Ramadan. While the authenticity of the leaflets, which bear the Islamic State insignia, cannot be verified, they called upon like-minded zealots to…

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Ukraine office to help prospective immigrants to Israel prove Jewishness

By Jewish Telegraphic Agency— Rabbis from Israel and Ukraine opened an office in eastern Ukraine that will help prospective immigrants to Israel prove they are Jewish. The office, which opened last week in Dnepropetrovsk, aims to facilitate the process for those seeking to immigrate to Israel under its Law of Return for Jews and their kin.…

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‘Christian Tidal Wave About to Crash on BDS’

By Arutz Sheva— The Christian Zionist NPO Proclaiming Justice to the Nations (PJTN) on Monday welcomed the adoption of anti-BDS resolutions it has pushed for at the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and New York State Assembly. In the New York vote adopting the resolution that aims to fight the economic boycott movement against the Jewish…

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Israeli advocacy group teaches foreign lawyers how to fight BDS

By ISRAEL HAYOM— Some 70 attorneys from around the world arrived in Israel over the weekend to attend a special seminar hosted by Shurat Hadin, the Israel Law Center organization, on how best to fight the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement and lawfare efforts against Israel worldwide. The seminar, scheduled to take place between June 29…

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The anti-Israel Christian activists you never heard of

By MIRIAM ELMAN, LEGAL INSURRECTION— Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center, a Palestinian Christian organization headquartered in Jerusalem, is a group you probably never heard of. But Sabeel plays a critical role in seeking to reverse Christian support for Israel around the world. In the U.S., Friends of Sabeel – North America (FOSNA) is behind or…

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No More Christian Events in Jerusalem Without Rabbi’s Approval After Orthodox Jews Accuse Christians of ‘Forced Conversions’

By Vincent Funaro , Christian Post Reporter— The Jerusalem Municipality will now have to consult with the city’s Rabbis before allowing Christians to host events in the city after the haredi, a group of ultra-orthodox Jews, accused Christians of forcing conversions at a conference held there last month. The respected orthodox Jewish officials issued complaints…

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Playing up to Palestinians is playing with the fire of G-d

By Earl Cox, Israel Always— An agreement has been released by the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church and in it he referred to the “State of Palestine.” The agreement deals with aspects of “the life and activity of the Catholic Church in Palestine.” This treaty is very disturbing in that the Vatican is officially…

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Vatican signs formal treaty with state of Palestine

BY International Christian Embassy Jerusalem— The Vatican State signed its first treaty with the “State of Palestine” on Friday, saying the pact “deals with essential aspects of the life and activity of the Catholic Church in Palestine.” A statement accompanying the signing demanded “courageous decisions” to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a two-state solution. Israel’s…

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As I see it: Time to call out those aiding the Israel pogrom

By MELANIE PHILLIPS, JPOST— The UN Human Rights Council inquiry into last year’s Gaza war followed an all-too predictable course. The report of the two-member probe, headed by former New York Supreme Court judge Mary McGowan Davis, said “substantial information” pointed to “serious violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law by Israel…

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New York State Assembly passes anti-BDS resolution

By JNS— The New York State Assembly on Thursday passed a resolution rejecting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, becoming the latest state government to do so. The resolution, which was introduced by Assemblyman Walter T. Mosley (D-Brooklyn) and was co-sponsored by 74 other members, rejects BDS activities that “undermine efforts to…

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UCC Advisory Panel Debates Israeli Boycott and Apartheid

By BRYAN BALLAS, JUICY ECUMENISM— The United Church of Christ (UCC) is considering two resolutions concerning Israel at the denomination’s upcoming June 26-30 General Synod in Cleveland, Ohio. The first calls for the UCC to boycott Israeli products from Palestinian lands and divest from the corporations who receive profit from the “occupation” of said lands.…

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