With a bulk of 2013 BDS-related issues covered over the last few weeks, I need to take this week off to mentally prepare for what is coming next, most notably the Presbyterian Church’s bi-annual face-slap to the Jewish community, with divestment once again in the news and on the agenda of PCUSA’s General Assembly.
Since a number of people are starting to pay attention to the Presbyterian matter early (the General Assembly doesn’t take place until the summer), I thought it would be a good idea to provide some background to how the issue has played out over the years, as well as a rundown of players on both sides of the upcoming divestment fight.
But that will have to wait until next week when the snow will hopefully be melting and the kids are back in school.
In the meantime, a request to readers.
As some of you know, one of the reasons I put this blog on hiatus was that it was getting difficult to organize the kind of material that appears on this site in a useful way, given the reverse-chronological nature of any blog. Even with categories, key words and searching capability, it was becoming frustrating to know answers to questions I was being asked were available, but buried in a pile of blog entries.
Anyway, I think I’ve found a potential solution with a new WordPress theme that provides a way to organize materials more effectively (and attractively). The catch is that this theme requires a sizable number of graphics, and while I can figure out Photoshop I don’t really have the skill or design chops to use it effectively.
So if anyone out there has some talent (or a talented friend) willing to do some pro bono work to help with this site, please drop me a note via the Contact form.
Thanks in advance and now it’s back to the white stuff, with a return to regular posting starting next week.