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April 25, 2024

The only Christian hospital in Gaza, Al Ahli Hospital was organized in 1882 by the Anglican Diocese of Jerusalem. In the aftermath of the 1948 war and Egyptian occupation of Gaza, the hospital was operated by the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society. The Baptists withdrew in 1982, a century after the hospital's founding, and an international coalition of funders stepped in, among them Church World Service, Dan-Church-Aid, and the...

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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