Church of England says yes to Palestine, no to Israel lobby pressure
Published July 11th, 2012 - 12:06 GMT
The Church of England General Synod overwhelmingly voted in favor of a Private Members Motion (PMM) on Palestine/Israel; Ramadan is just around the corner and anticipation fills the air; and an earthquake in London.
Church of England backs Palestine motion in spite of strong Israel lobby pressure
"Today the Church of England General Synod — the church’s legislative body — overwhelmingly voted in favor of a Private Members Motion (PMM) on Palestine/Israel, in spite of pressure from pro-Israel organizations before and during the gathering.
In an embarrassing defeat for the Board of Deputies of British Jews (BoD) and the Jewish Leadership Council (JLC), both of whom had lobbied hard for Synod to reject the motion, members also rejected an amendment by the Bishop of Manchester which would have omitted support for the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel."
"Ramadan is around nine days away and yet no local company in Kuwait has started the usual campaigning war. Hope they stop using kids and silly songs in commercials this time around, and I hope ZAIN and NBK start to impress. "
"Ramadan means more Family gathering time , more Precious hours to appreciate... I personally think about new things I want to do in this Ramadan I mean new good deeds besides the stuff I used to do every Ramadan!!"
"An earthquake measuring 3.1 on the Richter Scale was felt yesterday in Nabatieh, Tyr and Sidon. Two days ago, another earthquake registering 5.5 on the Richter scale was recorded off the island of Rhodes and felt by some towns in Lebanon.
The only time I felt there was an earthquake, there were none reported the next day. I must have had a few too many drinks that night."