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 (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.  


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Press releases

April 22, 2014
April 4, 2014
March 4, 2014
A Call for Justice and Tolerance in Israel and Palestine
February 4, 2014
On the Crisis in Egypt and the Middle East
August 20. 2013
April 10. 2013

President Obama's call for a just peace in in the Middle East
March 26, 2013

Presbyterians Respond to Criticism of Foreign Aid to Israel
October 17, 2012

Presbyterians Vote Against Israel Divestment
February 27, 2012

PFMEP Supports U.S. Efforts to Curtail Violence in Syria
February 27, 2012

Presbyterians Disagree with Gingrich Characterization of Palestinians
December 15, 2011

Presbyterians for Middle East Peace condemn violence and repression in Syria
November 29, 2011

Presbyterians for Middle East Peace on the Plight of Coptic Christians
October 20, 2011

Divestment will again be proposed at the next Presbyterian General Assembly
September 13, 2011


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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