An Israeli letter to the Presbyterian General Assembly

Dear friends in the Presbyterian Church (USA),

I am an Israeli Jew living in Tel Aviv. I will not be able to be present with you in Detroit this coming week. I volunteer my opinion with the hope that it may be of assistance to you as you make difficult decisions. I wanted to […]

Open Letter to Presbyterian Church U.S.A. from the Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace

I am writing this letter on behalf of a group of Americans of Palestinian Christian heritage, the Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace. We feel deeply indebted to the Presbyterian advocates for the divestment overture, and we urge all Presbyterians to support it. Palestinian Christians, like the rest of Palestinian civil society, overwhelmingly support the use […]

Presbyterian Peace Fellowship Reaches $150,000 with Occupation-Free Endowment Fund

Young Adult Delegation to Israel-Palestine Confirms Call for GA Divestment

As part of its larger Endowment Campaign, the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship has launched an Occupation-Free Fund for donors who do not want to invest in companies that enable or benefit from the Occupation of Palestinian Territories by the State of Israel. On May 28, 2014, […]

Jewish Voice for Peace Responds to the Discussion Paper drafted by the Ecumenical and Interreligious Work Group of the Presbytery of Chicago

Jewish Voice for Peace submitted this paper to the Ecumenical and Interreligious Work Group for inclusion as an attachment to “PCUSA Support for a Just and Peaceful Compromise,” but the Group refused to include it in the final paper, reportedly for fear that other Jewish groups would refuse to participate.

American Muslims for Palestine issued […]

JVP salutes church’s boycott of settlement goods

Jewish Voice for Peace salutes the open letter from Gradye Parsons, Stated Clark of the General Assembly, where he reiterates the church’s support for a boycott of products manufactured in illegal Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory. He explains that this action “is a response to a call by Palestinian civil society, as well as […]

Jewish Voice for Peace supports Presbyterian divestment from Israeli occupation

Oakland, CA, Feb 5, 2014 – Jewish Voice for Peace commends the Presbyterian Church (USA) as it considers divesting its assets from three multinational companies (Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard, and Motorola Solutions.) that profit from Israel’s military occupation and colonization of Palestinian lands. The recommendation to divest was issued by the socially responsible investment body of the […]

Presbyterian delegation unanimously supports MRTI call to divest from Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions and Hewlett Packard

Twenty-eight Presbyterians – artists, musicians, students, church leaders and activists – spent twelve days in January traveling in the Holy Lands and meeting with nonviolent activists from Israel and Palestine.

Read more at the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship.

Dispatches from the Holy Land

The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship has gathered a group of peaceseekers, mostly young adults, are currently serving on a two-week delegation trip to Israel and Palestine. This blog allows us to follow their journey daily.

The goal is to give them the opportunity to witness the Middle East first hand and listen to the people on […]

Targeted Boycotts and Divestments Are Pro-Israel

Coauthored by Michael Zigmond and Naftali Kaminski

Last week we attended the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) at the Pittsburgh Convention Center to listen to presentations and discussions of two resolutions of great relevance to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: namely, the boycott of products produced in Jewish settlements in the West Bank and […]

An Open Letter to Presbyterian Clergy

An Open Letter to Presbyterian Clergy by: Rae Abileah on July 11th, 2012

From Two Jewish Social Justice Advocates

Dear Reverends and Church-goers,

Interfaith delegation including young Jews and rabbis with Jewish Voice for Peace who advocated for boycott and divestment at the Presbyterian General Assembly.

We are writing to you as two young American […]