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, 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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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).

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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