The shifts in U.S. policy and approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Maryknoll and its international affiliates have been engaged in the struggle for peace and justice in the Middle East for many years. We support the work of Muslims, Christians, and Jews around the region who challenge of racism, political and economic inequality, military occupation, and who promote inter-religious dialogue. In Washington D.C., the Office for Global Concerns analyzes issues affecting the Middle East in its cultural and historical contexts so that U.S. citizens and law makers can make informed decisions about foreign policy and better understand this important and diverse region of the world.
The international Catholic community decries President Trump’s decision to end U.S. participation in Iran deal.
On May 14, 2018, fourteen faith groups who are members of the Faith Forum on Middle East Policy sent the following letter to Congress.
Members of the Faith Forum on Middle East Policy issued a statement on the latest violence at the Gaza border fence on April 12, 2018.
On December 8, 2015, eleven faith groups who are members of the Faith Forum on Middle East Policy met with the U.S. Department of State.
Articles, alerts, events
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined 15 other organizations in signing this letter to President Obama in preparation for the January 25 Geneva summit on Syria.
For this "third Thursday" alert for January, write Congress and urge them to support Secretary of State Kerry's efforts to hold Israel to account during important negotiations.
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 following article was written by Marie Dennis and was published in the January-February 2014 NewsNotes.
For this "third Thursday" alert for December, as we celebrate the birth of Jesus in what is now Palestinian land, we call attention to the fact that Palestinians face severe limitations on their right to movement.
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.
Each year during Advent, Pax Christi International invites prayers and wishes for peace in the Holy Land.
This week’s Middle East Notes presents articles concerning settlements and the Netanyahu government, the relationship between Obama and Netanyahu, injustices towards the Palestinians, and reflections on the newly agreed upon Iran nuclear agreement, and other issues.
For this "third Thursday" alert for November, tell your members of Congress that the people of Gaza need hope, not collective punishment. Tell them it is time to take action lift the Gaza blockade.
This week’s Middle East Notes presents articles on the peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians, continued settlement construction, the region’s invisible Christians, control of the Jordan Valley, the “de-development” strategy of the Israeli government towards the Palestinians, Secretary Kerry’s public criticism of Israel’s settlement activities, and other issues.
This week’s Middle East Notes contains articles concerning continuing settlement activity, a report of U.S. financial assistance to Israel, criticism and defense of Max Blumenthal’s Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, plans for a “Truth Commission” concerning the foundation of the State of Israel, contradictions in defining Israel as a Jewish state, and other issues.
For this "third Thursday" alert for October, tell your Members of Congress in person or in writing that you oppose ongoing Israeli settlement expansion, particularly its effects on Palestinian movement and access.
This week’s Middle East Notes contains articles concerning the possibility and impossibility of the two-state solution, a review of Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, volunteerism in Palestine, continued settlement activity, apartheid, Gaza’s isolation, and other issues.
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.
Maryknoll Sister Jean Fallon lived and worked on mission in Japan. “Living and working in a non-Christian milieu is very different from what Missioners might expect, say, in Latin America,” Sister Jean said. “The New Testament, however, brings insights to us all that are ever-new, ever deepening our faith and ever giving life to everyone.”