Palestinian Voices

As you discern what is the right path to justice and peace, we ask you to listen to the voices of the Palestinians who live under the israeli military occupation. In 2009, Palestinian Christians called for “A moment of truth: a word of faith, hope, and love, from the heart of Palestinian suffering.”. The document, called Kairos Palestine says in part: “We condemn all forms of racism, whether religious or ethnic, including anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, and we call on you to condemn it and oppose it in all its manifestations. At the same time we call on you to say a word of truth and to take a position of truth with regard to Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land. …we see boycott and disinvestment as tools of non violence for justice, peace and security for all.”
This year in Jerusalem...Listen to the testimonies of the Palestinians in Jerusalem who are at risk of being expelled from the city because of Israeli policies of segregation, enforced by Hewlett-Packard’s ID system.
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Latest Palestinian Voices Updates

  • Netanyahu’s Silicon Valley visit a lost opportunity

    by Sam Jadallah

    Silicon Valley, to my mind, is about equality, empowerment and equal access. Consequently, it’s been very disturbing to see technology companies such as Apple and WhatsApp meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu while disregarding that his country treats its non-Jewish population like second-class citizens and implements harsh military rule on Palestinians [...] Read more →

  • Palestinian-American human rights activist who spoke for Methodist divestment deported from Israel

    Israel targets Palestinian-American human rights activist for deportation

    By John Wag­ner, Con­vener of United Methodist Kairos Response The fol­low­ing arti­cle comes to Unbound in response to our recent cov­er­age of the divest­ment debate, brought before the United Methodist Gen­eral Con­fer­ence ear­lier in May and com­ing before the Pres­by­ter­ian Church (U.S.A.) Gen­eral Assem­bly at the end [...] Read more →

  • Investment no substitute for divestment, says Palestinian Sam Bahour

    The below letter to US Presbyterians by Palestinian-American businessman Sam Bahour, published yesterday on Mondoweiss, explains which investment in Palestine, in the absence of divestment from Israel, only “underwrites the status quo of military occupation”. It is divestment, and not investment, that is most sorely needed, says Bahour. “We Palestinians don’t want a more beautiful [...] Read more →

  • Palestinian Christian responds to Michael Oren

    Palestinian Christians Against the Occupation Philip Farah, Huffington Post, May 1, 2012.

    In a recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren claimed that Christians in Israel are better off than their brethren anywhere else in the Middle East. Two Sundays ago, “60 Minutes” made clear he attempted to intimidate Bob Simon [...] Read more →