JAI Action Alert: Ongoing Nakba at 70
The residents of the Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiram, who are Palestinian citizens of Israel, lost their battle with Israel to receive recognition for their village so they could receive water and electricity and have paved road. Not only did they lose this battle but they were coersed into signing an agreement with the State to evacuate to a nearby town. This will be their second Nakba because the Jahahlin were evicted already from the Naquab (Negev) in 1951. Their village, just a few kilometers from Jerusalem, and across route 60 from the ever expanding settlement of Male Addum,im and Kfar Addumim, will be demolished and a new town for religious Jews, called Hiran, will be built in its place.Read more...
YWCA of Palestine: Join us in Commemorating 70 Years of Nakba
The Nakba 70 Years On
by the National YWCA of Palestine
The National YWCA of Palestine invites YWCAs around the world , its partners, and friends to join them in not only remembering the bitter stories of dispossession and forced transfer that occurred 70 years ago, but in demanding the Right of Return for all refugees and the end of the ongoing Nakba still taking place as Palestinians continue to be forced from their lands and homes through ethnic cleansing, home demolishing, evictions, and forced transfers.Read more...
3rd Thursday Action Alert: Tell Congress to support human rights, hold Israel accountable
Protests in Gaza are being met with lethal force by the Israeli military. At least 28 Palestinians have been killed and over 1600 wounded by Israeli forces, according to an April 17 press release from UN human rights experts who said, “’security forces continue to use live ammunition and rubber bullets against the protesters, killing and wounding dozens of mostly unarmed protesters, women, men and children alike.’”Read more...
CMEP Action Alert: Tell Congress: Stand with the People of Gaza
On March 30th, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) used live fire to suppress unarmed civilian demonstrators along the Gaza border resulting in 18 fatalities and more than 1,400 casualties, at least 750 of which were from live fire. Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) denounces this violence and fully affirms the right of the Palestinian people to engage in nonviolent resistance.Read more...
Global Ministries, Disciples, and UCC leaders among signatories on letter to Congress about military aid
Leaders of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the United Church of Christ, and Global Ministries were among 15 ecumenical Christian leaders signing a letter to members of Congress expressing concern about US military sales and military aid to countries in the Middle East. The Rev. Teresa Hord Owens and the Rev. Dr. John Dorhauer, General Ministers and Presidents of the Disciples and UCC (respectively), and the Rev. Julia Brown Karimu and the Rev. Dr. James Moos, Co-Executives of Global Ministries, signed the letter, dated March 14, which stated, "We firmly believe that stability and long-term security in the Middle East will only come about when the United States and other countries move away from a militarized approach and the profits that come from perpetual conflict."Read more...