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Convocation of Peacemakers


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Presbyterian Mission Network Joins BDS Movement, Calls for Boycotts on goods from Illegal Israeli Settlements

CHICAGO-In response to a call to action from the Christians of the Holy Land, The Israel/Palestine Mission Network (IPMN) of the Presbyterian Church (USA) [PC(USA)] voted at its annual meeting to join the international boycott of goods produced in illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT).

Jewish Boat to Gaza Arrives in Israel

The Jewish Boat to Gaza, a nonviolent action taking symbolic aid to Gaza, was boarded by Israeli forces and taken to Israel in the custody of the Israeli navy.

The Israeli citizens of the boat have mostly been released, while the foreign nationals remain in custody.

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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).

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GA and Beyond: Middle East Issues

by Len Bjorkman

GA and Beyond: On the War in Afghanistan

by Roger Powers

GA and Beyond: On the War in Afghanistan

by Roger Powers

IPMN Delegation to Palestine

The IPMN is sponsoring a trip to Israel/Palestine in early November, 2010. The trip will be co-led by Rev. Marthame Sanders, Peter Mann, and Don Mead. IPMN is issuing a warm invitation to PPF friends to help fill out their roster!

Please click here to see a brochure about the trip with extensive details.

Boycotts, Nonviolence, and Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Transformation

by Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb

As an American, a Jew, a rabbi, a peacemaker, and a solidarity activist, I want to open a conversation about “BDS” — boycott, divestment, and sanctions — the nonviolent strategy supported by the majority of Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, Israel, and the diaspora as the preferred method of ending the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands. I am writing about BDS from a particular framework of understanding:

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.