A curious thing has happened as Americans were choosing their first black president. Democracy suddenly ceased to be a bad word for many genuine democrats in the Middle East.
Philip Rizk 07-30-2008

On March 19, Israeli forces rounded up Assad Salach and his sons, Fahmi and Salach, and Assad's brother Sa'id and his son Ghassan -- along with more than 300 men age 16 and above -- along its northern border with the Gaza Strip. It is not the first time Israel has arrested the male members of the Salach family.

These days when militants launch homemade Qassam rockets into Israel from the Gaza Strip, they are usually launched from within the cities, not these border areas. Thus, [...]

Philip Rizk 06-25-2008

I arrived in the West Bank the afternoon of Saturday, June 7, and hit the ground running. The next morning we starting filming for a film on Palestinian nonviolent resistance I am working on this summer. That Sunday, we did a long interview with Daoud Nassar, whose family owns a plot of land in the Palestinian village of Nahalin, just a few [...]


When approaching a conflict, any world statesperson would consider trying to break up the logjam. A Christian leader who has always stood for justice and human rights and who takes the issue of the sancity of life seriously has no choice but to try and see what he or she can do to stop the bloodshed. In a protracted conflict, adding new ideas from a high-profile figure can help shake up the status quo. While it is unlikely for an ex-president to be able to extract major concessions, what [...]

United Methodists in the U.S.

Charles A. Kimball 04-01-2007

Three evangelicals on the challenges of Israel-Palestine.

Jim Rice 09-01-2006
Out of the carnage, can real peace ever be achieved?
Rose Marie Berger 08-01-2006

  • Gold Medal. Palestinian Christian Naim Ateek, founder of the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem, received an award from the Peace Fellowship of
Rose Marie Berger 07-01-2006

Olive Branch. In April, 120 former Israel Defense Force soldiers and Palestinian militants publicly launched “Combatants for Peace,” a partnership of former enem

Molly Marsh 04-01-2006

Island Living

Rose Marie Berger 02-01-2006

More than 100 Palestinians from the village of At-Tuwani, including these children, attended a vigil in December for four members of the Christian Peacemaker Teams.

James Ferguson 02-01-2006

The “Open Bethlehem” international campaign was launched in November to bring international attention to the Palestinian city of Bethlehem, which has suffered greatly as a result of th

Phil Haslanger 01-01-2006
Bridging gaps in the Middle East.
Rose Marie Berger 04-01-2005

Object lessons from Palestinian-American artist Rajie Cook.

Rose Marie Berger 02-01-2005

An interview with Palestinian leader Hanan Ashrawi on feminism, faith, and the future of the Palestinian cause.

Rose Marie Berger 02-01-2005

An interview with Palestinian leader Hanan Ashrawi on feminism, faith, and the future of the Palestinian cause.

Rachel Medema 09-01-2004

Volunteers from around the world work for peace in Palestine simply by being there.