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.
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.
Addressing the Issues
The Children of Sderot
Middle East Overture Guide
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
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.
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: