Presbyterians For Middle East Peace

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.

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General Assembly Overture 22

Overture 22, 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 True Agenda: the End of the Jewish State of Israel

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The Sound of a Forest Growing

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Palestinian-Israeli cooperation advances peace

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On the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

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Presbyterian Outook Debate: Investment versus Divestment

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On the Crisis in Egypt and the Middle East

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Sowing the Seeds of Peace

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 Investment versus Boycott: Important facts to consider

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The facts on Caterpillar Tractor

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Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction: Lacking a Consensus 

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The "apartheid" charge against Israel is wrong, is unjust, and will not advance the cause of peace in the Middle East. 

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The Middle East “Road Map to Peace”calls for a two state solution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.  

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Two Essential Principles for Presbyterian peacemaking in the Middle East 

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The Kairos Palestine document is seriously flawed, and should be approached carefully. 

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

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PFMEP Fact Check

Much of the material presented on Israel/Palestine comes from advocates of either Palestinian or Israeli narratives. “PFMEP Fact Check” is a new web page dedicated to addressing the accuracy and completeness of facts presented, and assertions made by, various parties to the debate.  

The first paper we’ve developed for this section is called “The Four Maps”, and it addresses a set of maps that are widely used by advocates of the BDS (Boycott, Divest, and Sanction) movement. Click on the icon below to read the paper.

pdfPFMEP The Four Maps.pdf

The Caterpillar Tractor Company is the number one target of the global Boycott, Divest, Sanction (BDS) movement. The company is targeted for divestment because it provides bulldozers to the United States government that are then re-sold to the government of Israel and utilized by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). BDS literature is filled with accusations that Caterpillar bulldozers are tools of a large scale, systematic campaign to destroy the homes and property of Palestinian families. Investigating these accusations, we think the facts tell a quite different story.

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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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