This week’s Middle East Notes contains articles on the continuing peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians, comments on Ian Lustick’s New York Times article, the impossibility of a “Jewish State,” implications of the reality that it seems that Jews are now a minority in Israel and the Occupied Territories combined, failure of the Oslo Accords, Israel’s relationship to Syria’s civil war, and more.
Dave Kane, a member of the Global Concerns office staff, is a former lay missioner who lives and works in Joao Pessoa, Brazil.
MOGC director Gerry Lee writes the reflection for this Sunday's readings.
Curt and Anita Klueg, along with their children, serve as lay missioners in Kenya.
This All Saints Day reflection is written by Rhegan Hyypio, a former Franciscan lay missioner who spent a year working with the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns.
Dan Moriarty writes this week's scripture reflection; Dan is a former lay missioner who now coordinates the Maryknoll Bolivia Immersion Program.
This week's reflection was prepared by Marj Humphrey who spent many years as a missioner in East Africa.
Fr. Jim Noonan, who spent much of his missionary life in Asia, now serves God's people in South Sudan.
This week's reflection is written by Kathy McNeely, who is currently a staff member with the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns. Kathy spent several years in Guatemala as a lay missioner.
This week’s Middle East Notes contains articles concerning various views of the success or failure of the Oslo Accords, the role of the UN and of U.S. Jews in the Israeli Palestinian conflict, the possibility of the two-state solution being only an illusion, and other issues.
Rick Dixon is a Maryknoll lay missioner living and working in El Salvador.
This week's reflection was prepared by Fr. Tom Tiscornia, who has served the people of Sudan/South Sudan for many years.