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Executive Council names companies complicit in the occupation of Palestinian territories

Last year’s General Convention debates over Israel, Palestine, and the path to peace in the Holy Lands was fraught, but the Fall meeting of the Executive Council has returned to the challenge, hoping to find a way to thread the needle of support for the human rights of Palestinians in the Occupied Territories through economic pressure that does not fall under the controversial umbrella of BDS.

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A letter to General Convention regarding Justice in the Holy Land

“Just as we rightly hear the cry of migrants seeking shelter and asylum on the borders of the US, so, too, does our conscience demand we campaign to end the detention of children and political prisoners caught in the 51-year-old vice of occupation. There is no escaping that the investment of financial resources in companies that support the infrastructure of this brutal occupation make the Church complicit in the injustices suffered by Palestinians. We offer our unceasing prayer as you discern what Jesus requires in this and all the sad injustices that face us in these times.”

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The world’s oldest Ten Commandments will be on exhibit in Jerusalem

The oldest compete copy of the Ten Commandments, a 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scroll, will briefly be part of an exhibit at Jerusalem’s Israel Museum, “A Brief History of Humankind.”

According to The Guardian:

The exhibit includes tools used in an elephant hunt from 1.5m years ago, the oldest known remains of a communal bonfire from 800,000 years ago, skulls from the oldest remains of a family burial and the world’s oldest complete sickle — a 9,000-year-old object that represents the transition from […]

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Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorated this week

Tomorrow is Holocaust Remembrance Day, marked around the world. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum explains the commemoration:

The internationally recognized date for Holocaust Remembrance Day corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar. It marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. In Hebrew, Holocaust Remembrance Day is called Yom Hashoah. When the actual date of Yom Hashoah falls on a Friday, the state of Israel observes Yom Hashoah on the preceding Thursday. When it falls on […]

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