Presbyterians For Middle East Peace

Pastors and elders for responsible and effective Middle East peacemaking policies

 

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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.

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General Assembly Overture 22

Overture 22 (Item 04-04 on the GA Middle East Committee agenda), from the Presbytery of New Covenant with concurrence from the Presbytery of Santa Barbara, calls for a two-state solution (two states for two peoples) in Israel-Palestine, recognizing the rights and obligations of both Israelis and Palestinians.

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Addressing the Issues

 

The Children of Sderot 

 

 Middle East Overture Guide  

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Why divestment should be rejected 
The Accusations of Overture 17 

 

The True Agenda: the End of the Jewish State of Israel
The Sound of a Forest Growing
Palestinian-Israeli cooperation advances peace

 

On the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

 

Presbyterian Outook Debate: Investment versus Divestment

 

On the Crisis in Egypt and the Middle East

 

Sowing the Seeds of Peace

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 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. 

 

Advancing a Just Peace is an integrated compilation of the issues for consideration at the General Assembly.  

 

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Additional Resources

 

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.

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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/

 

 

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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.

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Insights from our partners in peacemaking

Presbyterians for Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Relations (PCJCMR) responds to "Steadfast Hope: The Palestinian Quest for Just Peace"

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Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem - October 6, 2013

Join with fellow Christians across the globe as we take time on October 6, 2013 to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. We encourage everyone to make prayer a daily part of their work for peace in the Middle East.

 

Pray for peace in Jerusalem. May all who love this city prosper.

Psalm 122:6

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Additional Resources

For more information on effective peacemaking in the Middle East, we provide several links to resources we think will be helpful

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