(RNS) The GOP blasted the Democrats for initially removing references to “God” from their national party platform, and for failing to endorse Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. By Lauren Markoe.
Articles tagged “Israel”
OTTAWA, Canada (RNS) The United Church of Canada, the country's largest Protestant denomination, has approved a recommendation to boycott products produced in Israeli settlements within occupied Palestinian territory. By Kristine Greenaway.
(RNS) For Mitt Romney the answer to the Palestinians is crystal clear: Give up. After all, in his view Palestinians are “culturally” defective and God is on the other side. By Sam Bahour.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Neither Mitt Romney’s trip to Israel Saturday (July 28) nor President Obama’s policies will influence the Jewish vote in the 2012 election, according to a new report that sees Jewish voting patterns as predictable and unchanging. By Chris Lisee.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Rabbi Yosef Elyashiv, considered by many the foremost rabbinic authority in the Jewish world, died in Jerusalem on Wednesday. He was 102. By Michele Chabin.
(RNS) When Israel's most prominent Holocaust memorial was vandalized earlier this month with anti-Israel and anti-Semitic graffiti, many were shocked that those charged with the crime were observant Jews. But many Israelis were not surprised. By Lauren Markoe.
(RNS) The Presbyterian Church (USA)'s biennial convention will revisit several thorny topics that have dominated church life for the past decade, including whether to allow same-sex blessings and whether to divest of companies that operate in Israel. By Gregg Brekke.
NEW YORK (RNS) Regardless of whether the Presbyterian Church (USA) decides to reopen the fight over divesting from Israel, the fact that so much time and energy are expended threatens interfaith comity, and not only between Jews and Presbyterians. By Noam E. Marans.
JERUSALEM (RNS) The Israeli government's decision to pay the salaries of 16 non-Orthodox rabbis has thrilled Reform and Conservative Jews both in Israel and abroad. At the same time, it has instilled fear in the country's ultra-Orthodox, who say non-Orthodox Judaism isn't Judaism at all. By Michele Chabin.