Israel/Palestine and the PC(USA)

Part of our work is to seek and encourage faithful policy regarding Israel/Palestine within the PC(USA). Below is the latest content that concerns how our Israel/Palestine work is expressed particularly within the PC(USA). You can also find many resources on the PC(USA) website.

GA and Beyond: Middle East Issues

by Len Bjorkman

GA Update: Peacemaking Issues

By Jan Orr-Harter

The long-awaited GA plenary session on Peacemaking and International Issues came and went, with excellent results, but not quite as we expected the process to go. We'll take the results.

GA Update: Middle East

By Jan Orr-Harter

Some of the toughest items were up today, Committee 14 on all issues related to the Middle East.

GA approves ‘Breaking Down the Walls’ report on Middle East

PC(USA) News Service

MINNEAPOLIS

The 219th General Assembly approved the recommendation of the Middle East Peacemaking Issues Committee on Friday regarding the report “Breaking Down the Walls,” which spotlights the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The full Assembly action followed a unanimous decision by the committee to accept an amended version of the report, which came to it from the GA Middle East Study Committee (MESC).

Update: Lots of good news as Peace Overtures leave committees for plenary

By Jan Orr-Harter

The committees have all finished their deliberations and have forwarded their proposals to the GA plenary for final votes.

Presbyterian Peace Fellowship Supports Jewish Ship to Gaza

Unarmed European Jews to Carry Humanitarian Aid through Gaza Blockade

Minneapolis, MN – The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship announces a new nonviolent initiative, joining with European Jewish groups to send a boatload of humanitarian supplies to Gaza. The Peace Fellowship has raised $10,000 from its members to lend solidarity to the three groups organizing the unarmed civilian action: European Jews for a Just Peace in the Middle East, Jewish Voice for a Just Peace in the Middle East (both in Germany) and Jews for Justice for the Palestinians (UK).

Principles to Guide our Work: The Conflict between Israel and Palestine

This document is intended both to ground our own work in this area, and also to offer guidance for others, including commissioners and advisory delegates to the 219th General Assembly. It was approved by the National Committee of the PPF on May 24th, 2010.

Briefing Document on GA Overtures now available

PPF has compiled an analysis of peace related overtures before this year's General Assembly.

Click here to download the Briefing Document

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