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.
Methodist General Conference Rejects Divestment
The United Methodist Church’s 2012 General Conference, held this month in Tampa, Florida, rejected a proposal to divest from three U.S. companies doing business with Israel (Caterpillar, Hewlett Packard, and Motorola Solutions). Divestment was rejected by a more than 2 to 1 vote of the plenary. The Conference instead urged advancement of “serious peacemaking strategies in Israel and Palestine including positive economic and financial investment in Palestine”.
The divestment proposal put before the UMC General Conference was similar to a proposal for divestment in the same three companies that will be up for consideration at the 220th Presbyterian General Assembly this summer in Pittsburgh. Advocates of the
Our group, Presbyterians for Middle East Peace, strongly endorses the PC(USA)’s support for a two-state solution in Israel/Palestine that recognizes the rights, aspirations, and obligations of both Palestinians and Israelis. We oppose initiatives, such as divestment, that refuse to acknowledge the proven and legitimate security concerns of the people of
For more information on where we stand on Middle East peacemaking, we suggest reading the articles Two Essential Principles for Presbyterian Peacemaking in the Middle East and Goals for the 220th Presbyterian General Assembly. For a more in-depth discussion of the issues, we suggest our comprehensive paper Advancing a Just Peace. These and additional materials are available on our website at www.pfmep.org.