Pastors and elders for responsible and effective Middle East peacemaking policies
Must See Videos
Videos of the presentations from the Presbyterians for Middle East Peace breakfast meeting at the 2012 GA, Partnering for Middle East Peace, are now available for viewing.
Addressing the Issues
The Temple Mount and its connection to the recent violence
The True Agenda: the end of the Jewish State of Israel
The Sound of a Forest Growing
Palestinian-Israeli cooperation advances peace
Presbyterian Outook Debate: Investment versus Divestment
Sowing the Seeds of Peace
Investment versus Boycott: Important facts to consider
The facts on Caterpillar Tractor
Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction: Lacking a Consensus
The "apartheid" charge against Israel is wrong, is unjust, and will not advance the cause of peace in the Middle East.
The Middle East “Road Map to Peace”calls for a two state solution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
Two Essential Principles for Presbyterian peacemaking in the Middle East
The Kairos Palestine document is seriously flawed, and should be approached carefully.
PFMEP recognizes that there are a lot of additional resources on the Internet about the Israel/Palestine conflict. Many Presbyterians who favor a balanced PCUSA policy may want to read more from writers who favor a balanced approach to peacemaking. PFMEP believe that following Internet link can provide information resources that help to provide balance to the discussion of Middle East issues that is not found on the PCUSA website nor that of the Israel/Palestine Mission Network website.
PFMEP has compiled this list of websites that will help Presbyterians learn more about the Middle East and current issues. Inclusion of websites or blogs on this list does not mean that the views expressed are necessarily supported by the PFMEP but they do provide a broader range of views, which may help Presbyterians to better understand some of the issues and thereby appreciate the complexities that exist.
The Institute on Religion and Democracy seeks balance, fairness, and informed consideration of Middle East issues from a distinctly Christian ethic.
IRD Middle East commentary - http://www.theird.org/page.aspx?pid=291
IRD commentary on the 2010 Middle East Study Committee Report – http://www.theird.org/Page.aspx?pid=1512&frcrld=1
Christians for Fair Witness on the Middle East – http://christianfairwitness.com/
Jim Roberts interview on the Dennis Prager Show
On June 30, 2010, San Diego attorney Jim Roberts, who serves on the Steering Committee for Presbyterians for Middle East Peace, was a featured guest on the nationally syndicated Dennis Prager radio talk show. In that interview, Jim summarized some of the issues related to Israel/Palestine that are being decided at the PCUSA's 219th General Assembly.
Listen to the full interview: