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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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. 

Presbyterians for Middle East Peace condemn violence and repression in Syria


Presbyterians for Middle East Peace call on all people of faith and in particular the Presbyterian Church (USA) to condemn Syria's escalating violence and repression directed against its people. The international community and our faith based institutions can no longer remain silent. 

To date, in the last 8 months, Human Rights Watch and the United Nations estimate that over 3500 people have been killed by the Syrian government acting through the Syrian military and security services. We have seen compelling evidence of arbitrary executions, excessive use of force, including but not limited to arbitrary detentions, torture, enforced disappearances, indiscriminate use of snipers at peaceful protests and funerals, the systematic persecution of protesters and human rights defenders, as well as numerous instances of crimes against children.

A few weeks ago Human Rights Watch officially accused the Assad regime of "crimes against humanity."

In an unprecedented move, the Arab League approved major economic sanctions against Syria.  The League took this action after Syria failed to accept a League deadline to allow hundreds of observers into the country as part of a peace agreement Syria accepted earlier this month to end the crisis. 

The United States and the European Union have already imposed significant sanctions against Syria.

In mid-November United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to condemn "continued grave and systemic human rights violations by the Syrian authorities."

As Syria's long-time friend, Prime Minister Recep Erdogan of Turkey stated: the time has come for President Bashar Assad to step down for the welfare of his own people. The time has also come to implement the Arab League peace plan: to pull all troops from Syria's cities and open the country to the Arab League observer mission to monitor and promote observance of human rights.