An Israeli agency accused the the U.S.-based Christian humanitarian aid organization, one of the world' largest, of diverting "tens of millions of dollars" in donations to the terrorist group.
Presbyterians at their General Assembly passed several resolutions aimed to pressure Israel to leave territories it has occupied since its 1967 war with neighboring states.
NCR Today: Washington has been abuzz over strong hints that President Obama is aiming to bury the last remnant of the Cold War, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
NCR Today: The matter in which National Public Radio edited a recent "All Things Considered" segment arouses concern.
"Till when will Israel let its churches and mosques be burnt?" asked the editors of Haaretz, the English-language Israeli daily, on June 21. Their hard-hitting editorial was responding to the torching of one of the most famous Catholic churches in the Holy Land, the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish at Tabgha, near Tiberias in northern Israel.
"1913: Seeds of Conflict"
9 p.m. Eastern, Tuesday, June 30 (Check local listings)
The comprehensive and compact docudrama "1913: Seeds of Conflict" reveals little-known facts that conflated to become what writer/director Ben Loeterman proposes as the root causes for today's ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine.
America magazine explores in some detail the controversial remarks made by Pope Francis to President Mahmoud Abbas of Palestine in a recent audience. Did Francis say that Abbas was an angel of peace, or did he say "may you be an angel of peace"?
Gerard O'Connell makes the case that he actually said, "You are a bit of an angel of peace."
Pope Francis is interested in doing whatever he can — as creatively as he can — to end old conflicts and foster peace in the world.
The agreement expresses hope for an end to Palestinian-Israeli tensions and supports the existence of two separate, independent nations living side by side in security and peace.
Anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. spiked 21 percent last year, unsettling many American Jews who thought hatred of Jews and Judaism was on the decline at home.