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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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. 

The 220th GA calls for Positive Investment in Peace

The Presbyterian General Assembly, held in Pittsburgh in early July, rejected a proposal for divestment of three companies doing business in Israel. Instead of divestment, the statement below was adopted:

The 220th Presbyterian General Assembly:

Calls for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to pursue a positive and creative course of action with respect to the current Palestinian-Israeli conflict that will make a difference in the lives of those who are most vulnerable on all sides and that will preserve an effective witness to peace in the entire region.

Calls for a process of engagement that will bring Jews, Christians, and Muslims from the U.S. into effective partnering for study, travel, and social action.

Advocates for the development of educational programs that expose U.S. Christians, Jews, and Muslims to the varied experiences of both Palestinians and Israelis.

Calls for a plan of active investment in projects that will support collaboration among Christians, Jews, and Muslims and help in the development of a viable infrastructure for a future Palestinian state. We also encourage greater denominational engagement with Christians in the West Bank around issues of job creation and economic development.

Instructs the General Assembly Mission Council to create a process to raise funds to invest in the West Bank, and the program will be inaugurated no later than the meeting of the 221st General Assembly (2014).