Pro-Palestinian activists disrupt Easter services at NYC cathedral

Activists disrupted an Easter Vigil Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Saturday night to protest the war in Gaza and climate change, according to the New York Police Department and footage posted by the environmentalist group Extinction Rebellion NYC on Sunday. The protesters donned Palestinian Keffiyehs, sang a liturgical round about peace, and brought […]

Pope Francis calls for Gaza ceasefire in Easter address

Pope Francis made renewed calls on Easter Sunday for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and the release of all Israeli hostages in a peace-focused address marking the most important day on the Christian calendar. Francis presided over Mass in a packed St Peter’s Square, and then delivered his “Urbi et Orbi” (to the city […]

Over 140 global Christian leaders call for permanent ceasefire in Gaza

Above 140 global Christian leaders called for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza and an end to foreign ministry support for Israel in a letter to US President Joe Biden and other US politicians on Tuesday.  The letter was organized by Churches for Middle East Peace, which plans to send it to other world leaders. […]

‘South Africa came to attack Israel’: Anti-Israel proposals defeated at IPU

Israel’s delegation at the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) annual conference on Monday was able to put a stop to two proposals that condemned Israel’s actions in the war against Hamas and called for an immediate ceasefire, a Monday release from Likud MK Danny Danon’s office reported.  The Israeli delegation’s success came after a heated confrontation […]

American Jewish groups condemn US abstention of UNSC vote

The Republican Jewish Coalition and the Zionist Organization of America both issued statements condemning the Biden administration’s abstention on the United Nations Security Council resolution, calling it a “new level of betrayal” and “disgraceful.” In a statement, ZOA National President Morton A. Klein said it’s disgraceful that the Biden administration refused to veto the […]

‘Left Jerusalem out to dry’: Christian orgs. condemn US ceasefire abstain vote

Christian organizations throughout the United States have condemned the Biden administration for abstaining in a vote which allowed the United Nations to pass a ceasefire resolution on Monday.  Christians United for Israel (CUFI) founder and Chairman Pastor John Hagee said in a release that “Today’s abstention at the UN is an abomination—this is not […]

United Methodist Church bishops call for immediate Gaza ceasefire

The United Methodist Church Council of Bishops has urgently called for “an immediate and permanent cease-fire” in the war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. “As bishops of The United Methodist Church, we call for an immediate and permanent cease-fire in the conflict between Hamas and Israel in Gaza and pledge our prayers and […]

The Squad holds emotional press conference calling for permanent ceasefire, meeting with Biden

Progressive members of Congress stood in front of Capitol Hill on Thursday morning, demanding a permanent ceasefire in Gaza.  The press conference was spearheaded by Rep. Rashida Tlaib, the only Palestinian-American member of Congress whose district in Michigan encompasses the largest community of Arab Americans in the country.  The press conference came as reports […]

Pelosi urges FBI probe of Gaza ceasefire protests in US and suggests Rus

Former US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday that she thinks some protests in the United States demanding a ceasefire in Gaza could be linked to Russia, and that the FBI should conduct a probe into their funding. Pelosi, who made the remarks in a CNN interview, provided no evidence for […]