Meeting Israel's Netanyahu, Trump Avoids Commitment to Two-State Solution [Reuters]
According to Reuters, “[President Donald Trump] urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to curb settlement activity but avoided any explicit endorsement of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a longstanding bedrock of U.S. Middle East policy.” Trump told a joint news conferences with Netanyahu, “I'm looking at two states and one state, and I like the one both parties like. I can live with either one."
15 Christian churches and organizations call for peace, justice, and equality in Israel and Palestine
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the United Church of Christ, and Global Ministries are among 15 Christian organizations that sent a briefing paper to all members of Congress and to the Trump Administration this morning, calling for U.S. policies that promote peace, justice, and equality between Israelis and Palestinians.Read more
Recent developments in Israel and the West Bank make it even more urgent for the U.S. Congress to speak out against Israeli settlements, and for a just peace between Israelis and Palestinians.Read more
JPANet Action Alert: Tell our Leaders Not to Move the U.S. Embassy in Israel and Remove Hope for Peace
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on a state visit to Washington, where he is seeking support from President Trump and Congress to advance his settlement-expansion agenda.
Since the beginning of the year Congress has introduced multiple bills seeking to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem and to retract tacit support the U.S. gave a UN Security Council in December that said Israel’s settlement activity in occupied Palestinian territory has “no legal validity” and must stop.Read more
Since the beginning of the year Congress has introduced multiple bills seeking to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. This would change over 50 years of U.S. foreign policy. Prior to his inauguration President Trump said that one of the first things he would do is move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. Now the White House says that they are “at the very early stages of that decision making process.”Read more
B'Tselem's response to Regulation Bill: a semblance of legality to ongoing plunder
The law passed by the Knesset today proves yet again that Israel has no intention of ending its control over the Palestinians or its theft of their land. Lending a semblance of legality to this ongoing act of plunder is a disgrace for the state and its legislature. Passing the bill mere weeks after UN Security Council Resolution 2334 is a slap in the face of the international community. While enshrining the dispossession in law is a new development, in practice it is another facet of the massive land grab carried out openly for decades by declaring "state land".Read more
The Christian Church in Indiana has been proud to support our local congregations who have resettled refugees from around the world in years past. As this vital ministry is being threatened by government action, we, the Regional Board, feel the need to speak out, to offer our voices against new policies that go against our country’s tradition of providing protection to people seeking safety.Read more
Written by Dr. Mary Mikhael*
Dear friends and partners in the service of God, may you all be richly blessed.
I would like to thank you sincerely for your continuous prayers and for your support of all the ministries carried on by NESSL. May the New Year 2017 began with much hope on its wings.Read more
The Link, published on a bi-monthly basis, is Americans for Middle East Understanding (AMEU)'s primary education and information tool. More than 175 issues of The Link have followed since the first issue written by Humphrey Walz appeared in 1968.
For the first two decades of its existence, The Link was virtually the only national periodical published for a diverse audience by an American non-profit organization that persistently challenged the prevailing myths and stereotypes about Arabs, Muslims and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Moderators of the United Reformed Church General Assembly, Alan Yates and Kevin Watson, have issued the following call to prayer:
It was with deep sadness that we received the news that President Trump has barred entry to the US to the nationals of seven countries. As the ruling was immediate, it caused severe distress and personal loss to many.Read more