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November 1, 2022

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) was established in 1949 to accommodate refugees affected by the 1948 Palestine War, in which more than 700,000 Palestinians were displaced by Israeli occupation. Another exodus in 1967...

October 28, 2021

As Presbyterian leaders renew their calls for an end to Israeli depredations against Palestinians, in Gaza, in Silwan, in Sheikh Jarrah, and elsewhere, let's sketch a handful of details from the lives of Presbyterian mission workers, diplomats, agronomists, teachers, and spies.

In 1948, Presbyterian Syria Mission chair W. G. Greenslade served as the conduit for individual and institutional donations for the relief of Palestinian refugees,...

May 9, 2014
Jeffrey DeYoe is Advocacy Chair of the Israel Palestine Mission Network (IPMN), established by the 2004 General Assembly to advocate for the people of the occupied territories. He spoke with David Staniunas by email in January; this version has been edited and condensed.
 
David Staniunas: How did you first take an interest in the Israel-Palestine conflict? When did you begin work with the IPMN?
 
Jeffrey DeYoe: I took a trip to Israel in 2001 with a group of 40 interdenominational clergy. It was a standard holy sites tour, but...
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