Episcopal Church in Jerusalem & The Middle East

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:45

Today, President Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announced that he intends to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, a move that would reverse more than 50 years of U.S. foreign policy. This decision could have...

Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 00:00

Your help is needed in urging the U.S. government to intervene in order to save critical funding for Al Ahli hospital, a unique healthcare institution in the Gaza Strip managed by the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle East. Last week,...

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 00:00

  The Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States Washington, DC 20001   Dear Mr. President:  We write as bishops of the Episcopal Church, the United States-based member of the 80 million member worldwide Anglican Communion.  As longtime...

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 00:00

Note that this list is by no means intended as a comprehensive guide to issues surrounding the conflict. As we have addressed three major issues in recent weeks - the negotiations process, American aid to the Palestinians, and the status of...

Friday, November 11, 2011 - 00:00

Why is a shared Jerusalem necessary for a just and lasting Israeli-Palestinian peace? Jerusalem is holy to each of the three Abrahamic faiths, and each has a long history of dwelling in the city. Both the Israeli people and the Palestinian people...

Friday, November 4, 2011 - 00:00

WHAT KIND OF AID DOES THE U.S. PRESENTLY PROVIDE THE PALESTINIANS? Congress annually provides three pots of money to the Palestinian people: (1) $200 million in direct assistance to the Palestinian Authority government; (2) $150 million or more in...

Friday, November 4, 2011 - 00:00

Last week, we began a series about Israeli-Palestinian peace with an alert discussing the necessity of negotiations toward a two-state solution. Today, we continue that series, addressing the issue of U.S. foreign aid to the Palestinian people. In...

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 00:00

"On the holy mountain stands the city he has founded; Then Lord loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. Of Zion it shall be said, 'Everyone was born in her,' And the Most High himself shall sustain her." -- Psalm 87 (page...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 00:00

WHY ARE NEGOTIATIONS NECESSARY? At present, Israel occupies the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, and has since 1967. Nearly all Israelis and Palestinians agree, and the official positions of both the state of Israel and...