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We have an opportunity for everyone in the world to have access to all the world's
information.  This has never before been possible. Why is ubiquitous information
profound?  It's a tremendous equalizer.  Information is power.     Eric Schmidt


News and commentary provided by UMHLTF are for the convenience of our visitors and do not all necessarily reflect the views and goals of United Methodists' Holy Land Task Force.

Church Leaders' Letter to Congress, Oct 2012

US Preparing for a post-Israel Middle East?

From 2011:

News - Jan 2011

News - Feb 2011

News - March 2011

From 2010:
News - April/May 2010

News - June/July 2010

New - Aug/Sept 2010


Sources for News and Action

From time to time, we will have some special news items listed independently in our news menu and marked by a bullet (•)


United Methodist Kairos Response
- an international peace movement in the United Methodist Church responding to the urgent call from Palestinian Christians (in Kairos Palestine: A Moment of Truth), calling for effective action to bring about a just peace in Israel/Palestine.  Read UMKR news »

Palestine Portal
A website that focuses on the church-based movement for a just peace in Israel/Palestine, including organizations in many denominations as well as major partners and many regional groups. See the latest news on their home page »

US Campaign to End the Occupation
a coalition of more than 300 groups that are working together to bring an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land.  The coalition includes our own task force, two General Boards of the United Methodist Church, Jewish Voice for Peace, Codepink, and many other faith and secular groups across the US. 
Read their press releases »
See their campaigns »

Jewish Voice for Peace - current actions and advocacy news
JVP is a leading grassroots organization in the US that many United Methodists work closely with, including our task force.  Read their press releases »

GENERAL NEWS on Israel-Palestine

Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP)
- weekly bulletins
Bulletins from Churches for Middle East Peace provide a useful overview of the week's events regarding the Holy Land - in the US, Israel/Palestine, and around the world.  We now have a news feed of their latest editions.
  Read their news bulletins »

IMEU: Institute for Middle East Understanding
The Institute for Middle East Understanding offers quick access to a broad range of stories about Israel-Palestine, as well as expert sources — both in the U.S. and in the Middle East. Read their news roundup »

The Jerusalem Fund/The Palestine Center - Reports & Commentary
Recommended reading from around the web and the world, related to Israel/Palestine. Read their selected news

The Electronic Intifada
An award-winning, independent online news publication focusing on Palestine, its people, politics, culture and place in the world. Read their news »

Mondoweiss informs readers about developments in Israel/Palestine and related US foreign policy. News and analysis unavailable through the mainstream media regarding the struggle for Palestinian human rights. Read their news »


B'Tselem, Israeli Human Rights organization
Discover both the daily realities and the big picture of the Israeli occupation, from a respected Israeli human rights organization.  Read their press releases »  See their publications »



Haaretz, an Israeli newspaper

A paper with a progressive leaning, Haaretz provides candid reporting on the Israeli and US political scenes, current events in the region, and much more. One of Israel's oldest papers, and the most read Israeli paper worldwide. Read their news »

Ma'an News Agency
Covers a broad range of Palestinian political, economic, and cultural news from all sections of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, as well as developments in Israel. Read their news »