Michele Chabin |
Ashkelon, Israel — The Hutzot mall in this southern coastal city is usually a hive of activity. But it was a ghost town Tuesday, its long, well-lit corridors eerily silent as Israel continued its retaliatory air assaults on the Gaza Strip, just 15 miles south.
Joshua Mitnick and Michele Chabin |
Tel Aviv — As emotionally spent Israelis on Tuesday buried three teenagers who were discovered murdered in the West Bank, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was left to grapple with the question of how to craft a response — in a crisis that has become a crucial moment in his administration.
The Presbyterian Church (USA) has removed from its website a booklet that many Jewish groups have criticized as hostile to Israel and denigrating to Judaism.
“Zionism Unsettled,” published in January by the church-chartered Israel/Palestine Mission Network, is a history and commentary on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that paints Israel as the aggressor and describes Zionism as inherently racist and theologically flawed.