Advocacy in Middle East and Europe

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  • CMEP Advocacy Summit: June 2018

    CMEP_logo.jpgDuring this season of Advent, June feels very far away but CMEP’s staff is already hard at work preparing for our June 17 to 19, 2018 Advocacy Summit, And Still We Rise: Transforming U.S. Policy Toward a Just Middle East. I would like to personally thank you for attending a previous CMEP Advocacy Summit and extend an invitation to attend And Still We Rise at the super early bird rate! This special rate ends December 31, 2017.

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  • 3rd Thursday Action Alert: Tell Congress to Oppose the Israel Anti-Boycott Act

    3rd_Thursday_logo.jpgEarlier this month leaders representing 17 Christian organizations sent a letter to all members of Congress calling on them to oppose the Israel Anti-Boycott Act which was introduced in both the House and the Senate in March. The bills (H.R. 1697 and S.720) are part of a larger effort to outlaw or penalize the use of boycotts, divestment, and sanctions aimed at unjust Israeli policies.

    “As U.S. Christian churches and organizations committed to justice and peace in the Middle East,” the leaders wrote, “we are deeply concerned by the introduction of the “Israel Anti-Boycott Act” in the Senate (S.720) and in the House (H.R.1697).

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  • Faith Groups Publish Statement Defending First Amendment Right to Boycott

    A full-page statement was published today in The Kansas City Star on behalf of the Presbyterian Church USA, United Church of Christ, Alliance of Baptists, American Friends Service Committee, and dozens of other faith organizations of various denominations. The statement defends the First Amendment right of Americans to use boycotts and other economic acts of conscience to protest Israel’s abuses of Palestinian human rights and violations of international law. The statement comes a day after 20 Christian leaders representing 17 faith-based organizations sent a letter opposing the so-called Israel Anti-Boycott Act to all members of Congress

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  • Christian leaders call on Congress to oppose the “Israel Anti-Boycott Act”

    Washington, DC, November 6, 2017: Leaders representing 17 Christian organizations, including the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the United Church of Christ, and Global Ministries, sent a letter to all members of Congress today calling on them to oppose the “Israel Anti-Boycott Act.” The legislation was introduced in both the House and the Senate in March of this year.

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  • CMEP Action Alert: Tell Congress to "Support the Right to Nonviolent Protest. Defend Issa Amro."

    CMEP_logo.jpgPalestinian human rights activist Issa Amro, faces trial before an Israeli military court on November 5 for his participation in the nonviolent Open Shuhada Street Campaign this past February. According to State Department’s annual report on human rights, Amro’s actions “were consistent with nonviolent civil disobedience,” but Israeli military courts convict in 99% of cases. Stand with Issa Amro and tell Congress to contact the State Department to ensure that he receives a fair trial!

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