This week’s Middle East Notes highlight hopes and fears concerning the success or failure of the Kerry negotiations and the possible implications of both, reflections on Ariel Sharon and his legacy, the conflicting and conflict provoking meanings of Israel as a “Jewish State,” and other issues.
This week’s Middle East Notes presents articles from Ha’aretz and other sources concerning the continuing peace negotiations, settlement activity, the growing boycott movement of Israeli goods produced on the West Bank, Mahmoud Abbas’ Christmas message, and other issues of hope and conflict for the New Year.
The January-February 2014 issue of NewsNotes includes an extensive report on election monitoring in Honduras, articles on the Philippines, Syria, South Sudan and many other topics.
Fr. Dennis Moorman has served as a Maryknoll missioner in Brazil for many years.
Debbie Northern served as a Maryknoll lay missioner in Tanzania and El Salvador. She's now on the lay missioners' formation team in New York.
Fr. Lo Dam is a Maryknoll priest working in Japan.
Barbara Fraser served as a lay missioner in Peru.
Mary Gill and her husband Pat Denevan were Maryknoll lay missioners in Oaxaca, Mexico, where they still live. They now participate as Maryknoll Affiliates.
Fr. Mike Snyder has spent his mission life in East Africa.
Jason and Felicia Gehrig lived with their children as lay missioners in Bolivia.
This week’s Middle East Notes presents articles concerning Israeli security issues, the future of Israel, drone fears in Gaza, continuing boycott moves, violations of Palestinian rights not only in the occupied territories but Israel itself, reflections on Mandela, apartheid and Israel’s leaders, and other issues.