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Boycott the Gaza Invasion this Thanksgiving

by Chris Iosso
The grim truth about Israel’s cur­rent bomb­ing of Gaza is that the U.S. gov­ern­ment will do very lit­tle to limit the one-sided col­lec­tive pun­ish­ment or cor­rect the claims that this pre-election mil­i­tary cam­paign by the Netanyahu gov­ern­ment is about “defense.” The casu­alty toll already con­firms the vast inequal­ity of power, recall­ing the last inva­sion of Gaza in late 2008 and early 2009 that killed 1400 Pales­tini­ans to 14 Israelis.

PC(USA) Middle East Reports 2010-2012

The following combined reports are a helpful summary of current PC(USA) policy on the Middle East:

The Report of the Middle East Study Committee as Approved by the 219th General Assembly (2010)

Including

The Report of the Middle East Monitoring Group as Approved by the 220th General Assembly (2012)

Download the reports (pdf)

Final GA 220 Report - IPMN

from IPMN

At the close of the 220th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA), the church’s Israel/Palestine Mission Network (IPMN) wishes to reflect on the results of the GA and to thank all of our friends, supporters, and the hundreds of church commissioners who took a stand for human rights and justice in the Holy Land last week by voting according to their consciences, and not according to their fears.

Kairos USA Document, 2012

In 2012, Christians in the U.S. responded to the 2009 statement from Kairos Palesine with the following statement and formation of Kairos USA:

Call to Action: U.S. Response to the Kairos Palestine Document

A word of confession and faith from Christians in the United States

Click here to read the full statement

 

U.S. Grants Visa to Omar Barghouti, Palestinian Advocate of Israel Boycott

Democracy Now speaks with Palestinian activist Omar Barghouti, author of the new book Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights.

http://www.democracynow.org/2011/4/11/us_backs_down_and_grants_visa

PC(USA) 2010 actions on Israel/ Palestine Issues

This summary of actions of the 219th General Assembly (2010) regarding Israel/Paelstine Issues is provided by the Israel Palestine Mission Network of the PC(USA).

Download the summary (pdf)

 

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