Author Archives: Morgan Bach

I’m a Lutheran member of a Jewish organization, and I support Presbyterian divestment

Have you seen both sides of the wall? American Christian delegations to Israel and Palestine do, while most Jewish delegations do not. The damage to interfaith relations is tragic, but it should not stop Christian denominations from passing divestment legislation. And Jewish Voice for Peace shows that Jews can educate themselves about the conflict.

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If you give a Palestinian the right to bike in the Jordan Valley….

An American activist describes the Israeli army stopping bicyclists from traveling between Palestinian villages

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Hundreds of Israeli soldiers show up in village targeted for demolition

Tiny Palestinian village, Al Aqaba in the Jordan Valley, faces arbitrary demolition orders. So the arrival of 250-300 Israeli soldiers fuels anxiety

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Hadad (mourning)

A bus crash tragedy killing 10 Palestinian children near Jerusalem quickly becomes political.

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When you’re 64

A song for Israel on its 63rd birthday: When you get older, dear Israel, Just another year from now, Will you still be colonizing Palestine? Building “fences” over the line? Who’ll be the warhawk banging the drum, Bibi or Avigdor? … Continue reading

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A night in Bil’in

On April 4th, I read Hamde Abu Rahma’s article (“Israeli Forces Raided Two Houses in Bil’in at 1:30 a.m.” ) on the most recent night raids in Bil’in. One of the raids was conducted in a house where I stayed … Continue reading

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Desecrating the American flag

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Thanks National Geographic, Palestine needs to be travelled to

I recently ran across an article on JPost.com that inspired me to action. According to this article, he latest edition of the National Geographic’s Traveller Magazine has published a “Travel Palestine” advertisement and the Advertising Standards Authority has been inundated with complaints that … Continue reading

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