3rd Thursday Action Alert: Call on Congress to realign US support for a just peace for Palestinians and Israelis
A new Congress is now sworn in, and its legislative agenda is full. Foreign policy is an area often reserved for the Executive branch, but Israel/Palestine has been an area of historically unique bipartisan agreement. But there are new voices, willing to speak for justice, peace, and equality for all. Sadly, however, currently stated U.S. policy is working against such an outcome.
In a November 14 ecumenical statement, 16 U.S. Christian leaders outline developments in U.S. policy toward Israel/Palestine since the beginning of the Trump Administration, noting their negative impact on Palestinians and the prospects for peace for Israel and Palestine.Read more...
3rd Thursday Action Alert: Call on Congress to realign support for a just peace for Palestinians and Israelis
Recent violence between Gaza and Israel is a tragic indicator of the need for a just and lasting peace between Palestinians and Israelis. Sadly, however, U.S. policy is working against such an outcome.
In a November 14 ecumenical statement, 16 U.S. Christian leaders outline developments in U.S. policy toward Israel/Palestine since the beginning of the Trump Administration, noting their negative impact on Palestinians and the prospects for peace for Israel and Palestine. The statement was sent to all members of Congress and to the Trump administration.Read more...
Ecumenical Statement on Current U.S. Policy and Israel/Palestine
Global Ministries and UCC and Disciples leaders were co-signatories in an ecumenical statement sent today to all members of Congress and the Senate, as well as to the White House. The statement focuses on the shifts in US policy and approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The full statement is published here, in its entirety.Read more...
CMEP Action Alert: Stand Up for the Christian Community in Jerusalem and the Holy Land
The Administration Must Stand Up for the Christian Community in Jerusalem and the Holy Land
In February, the Israeli Knesset first considered legislation that would allow for state expropriation of Church lands. After intense outcry, including the closure of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in protest, and a letter from eighteen U.S. religious leaders, Prime Minister Netanyahu announced a hold on the legislation and appointed Minister Tzachi Hanegbi to work with all parties, including Church leaders to work toward a solution. After a meeting with Minister Hanegbi in mid-September, Church leaders in Jerusalem were stunned to see the legislation once again under consideration in the Knesset. While Prime Minister Netanyahu delayed the planned vote, it will once again be placed in the Legislative Committee of the Knesset on Sunday, November 4. The legislation remains a significant threat to the Status Quo and the sustainability of the Christian community in the Holy Land.Read more...
3rd Thursday Alert: Ask your Representative to co-sponsor H.R. 4391
Ask your representative to co-sponsor H.R. 4391, to ensure that U.S. tax dollars are not supporting the systematic abuse of Palestinian children in Israeli military detention.
Nearly one year ago, Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) introduced groundbreaking legislation, to prevent U.S. tax dollars from paying for human rights violations against Palestinian children in Israeli military detention.Read more...