Author Archives: Tom Powers

Give Israel Your Unconditional Support… and this is what you’re supporting

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Posted in Bethlehem area, Occupied Territories, Palestinians, Racism, The Occupation, U.S. Foreign Policy, West Bank | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

VIDEO | Recent Discoveries, Enhancements at the Herodium

A recent report from the Franciscans, via their Christian Media Center, highlights recent developments at the Herodium, the mountaintop palace-fortress of Herod the Great that dominates the landscape of the Judean Desert east of Bethlehem. New aspects of the site … Continue reading

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PHOTOS | Surprising Finds Exposed on Franciscans’ Gethsemane Property

Across the busy street running in front of the Church of All Nations, a popular pilgrim site (in normal times, that is), a recent salvage excavation is providing yet another window into Jerusalem’s past. Not surprising, really, in a city … Continue reading

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VIDEO | “Who Is My Neighbor?” — How Compassion Plays Out in the Land of the Bible

Crises like the coronavirus pandemic tend to lay bare the fault-lines within human societies — sometimes fractures normally hidden just beneath the surface but just as often gaping chasms that should have been unmistakable to anyone paying attention. It’s certainly … Continue reading

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MUSIC & VIDEO | I don’t know how they did this, but I’m glad they did…

The location is the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar in Barcelona, Spain. The artistic team includes the Barcelona Ars Nova and the Orchestra Barroca Catalana… plus some 350 vocalists (they say), all pulled together virtually/digitally into one seamless and … Continue reading

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UPDATED | Global gang, led by [the usual suspects] have their knees on the neck of international human rights law.

It. Can’t. Breathe… https://www.jonathan-cook.net/2020-06-09/us-israel-icc-palestine/ UPDATE / FEB. 2021 The international Criminal Court (ICC) has ruled that it has jurisdiction over the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip — territories under Israeli occupation since 1967. This opens the path … Continue reading

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MUSIC & VIDEO | Horatio’s Hymn Revisited, Part 2: A COVID Lockdown Special

“It Is Well” versus the Coronavirus and economic meltdown — It’s no contest! This started out as an extension of my previous contribution on this topic — the amazingly popular hymn “It Is Well With My Soul”, by Horatio Spafford … Continue reading

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