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  • Title: Quakers With a Concern for Palestine-Israel
    Descriptive info: .. Quakers With a Concern for Palestine-Israel.. Working for a Just and Lasting Peace.. About Us.. Perspectives.. Quaker Action.. Activism.. Resources.. Then Now.. Links.. How can Friends work for a just and lasting peace? What are Monthly Meetings, Quaker organizations, and individual Friends doing to help? What books, speakers, films, articles and web sites can help us understand the issues more deeply? How may Friends reach out to others to learn and to share?.. Here are some starting points:.. Perspectives.. — Views opinions.. Quaker Action.. — News from Friends around the US.. Activism.. — How you can get started.. Resources.. — Books videos.. Then Now.. — Current events a fresh look at history.. — Key sites.. Please share news of Palestine-Israel work, comments, articles information with us at.. admin@quakerpi.. org.. We are Friends in Massachusetts, Michigan, and Washington state who warmly invite your participation.. Quakers are guided by the values, principles and practices of the Religious Society of Friends.. As Friends we believe that there is that of God in each person and that each is due respect, dignity, and freedom from violence and oppression.. We assert the transforming power of love and nonviolence, having faith that enmity can be transformed and that oppression can give way.. Seeking God's guidance, Friends may work toward a just and lasting peace.. News.. Charlottesville joins AFSC's divestment call.. Seeking more ways to support Palestinian equal rights.. The Two-State Illusion.. : NY Times Breakthrough Article.. Friends launch a national Quaker-PI network: QPIN.. You are invited to join it!.. Yearly Meeting Supports Boycott, Divestment!.. Ohio, Michigan, W.. Pennsylvania Friends' Minute.. EU Toughens Stance on Settlements.. Agreements Omit Settlements!.. Quakers Call for Economic Action to End the Occupation.. :.. minutes and statements worldwide.. A Volunteer's Adventures in the Holy Land.. - Introduction to West Bank service.. This is an ongoing blog, updated often!.. Mass Arrest of Schoolchildren.. Patterns of Detention and Abuse.. Israel's Controversial Golan Oil Search.. US Oil Firm Faces Boycott Protest.. Rabbi Supports Christian Leaders.. Lauds Protest vs.. Israel's Human Rights Abuses.. Unconditional US Aid Fuels Israeli Violence.. Letter to Congress from 15 Faith Leaders.. Quakers Divest From Hewlett-packard And Veolia Environment.. Friends Fiduciary Divests From Caterpillar!.. Cite lack of transparency about weaponizing.. Gaza's Water Undrinkable by 2016.. UN's IRIN News Service.. BYM: A Renewed I-P Focus.. Yearlong commitment for study, action.. Quaker  ...   Ashrawi in Global New York Times.. 1/11.. Prestigious officials ask Obama for UN vote vs.. Settlements.. U.. S.. should join other nations.. Seattle Jews Support War-Crimes Bus Ads.. 1/11 Citing Free Speech Truth.. Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay Recognize Palestine.. They say it's a sovereign state.. 12/10.. Canadian Friend's Book Refusing to Be Enemies.. Nonviolence: Crucial for Palestine-Israel.. One Democratic State Movement Launched.. Dallas Conference 10/10.. The Arc: Innovative Palestinian State Design.. Planners claim a breakthrough concept.. 10/10.. Palestinians' May Declare Statehood Now!.. New International Strategy.. NY Times.. Obama the Global Awakening.. David Ignatius.. Can Israel be Jewish Democratic?.. Doubts Grow.. WRMEA 10/10.. Report: Israel Blocks Crucial Economic Growth.. West Bank Gaza Stymied.. B.. Avishai.. 9/10.. Direct Talks Resume!.. - Clinton will host.. Something Wonderful Happened --Presbyterian General Assembly.. Mark Braverman 7/10.. Pressures on Negotiations - July 2010.. A measured analysis from Churches for M.. E.. Peace.. Lift Gaza Siege!.. Top Israeli Philosopher's Plea.. Petraeus: I-P Conflict Harms U.. FCNL 3/2010.. New Land Swap Options for 2 States.. 2/10 Baker Report say US action is essential.. 54 Members of Congress Ask Obama to End Gaza Siege.. Friends offer Gaza Greeting/Notecard.. The Plight and Flight of Palestinian Christians.. 12-09.. Obama on Right Track?.. Mich Prof.. Juan Cole is Optimistic.. Canadian Yearly Meeting Adopts Policy Statement on Israel-Palestine.. Judge Goldstone Corrects Congress Resolution Vs.. Gaza Report.. A Call for an Abrahamic Alliance.. Rabbi Waskow on J Street's Conference.. 10/09.. Private Donations Fund 60% of Settlement Growth!.. Expansion Continues.. Cambridge Friends Address Holy Land Conflicts.. Gaza: 1.. 5 Million People Trapped in Despair.. New Red Cross Report.. Pres.. Obama's Cairo Speech Transcript 6-4-09.. AFSC: New I-P Focus in Northeast Ohio Office:.. Resources, history, action.. Kendal Meeting Calls for US Policy Changes.. The 57-State Solution!.. Leverage US Military Aid to Halt Settlements.. - Philadelphia Inquirer Op Ed.. AFSC: West Bank Fragmentation on YouTube.. Share with Congress and friends.. FCNL Reports Peace Progress!.. President Obama's Shout Out to the Muslim World.. - FCNL's Jim Fine.. Annapolis Friends Meeting seeks Israeli-Palestinian breakthrough on water rights.. AFM is convening 19 negotiators and mediators to finalize an agreement, crucial to peace.. Funding aid is invited to help with travel costs.. 7/8/08.. AFSC board adopts investment guidelines.. QuakerPI.. features analysis by Jewish.. -.. and Palestinian-Americans and by commentators based worldwide.. See.. page.. News Archives.. banner background shading thanks to.. GRsites.. com..

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  • Title: Perspectives
    Descriptive info: Views of Jews Worldwide.. Mistreatment of Children in Israeli Detention.. Military Court Watch.. The Russians Came.. Uri Avnery.. Israel's disparate populace leans right.. The Times Eviscerates the Occupation.. M.. J.. Rosenberg.. Attack on BDS Backfires.. Haaretz Commentary.. Why Did Israel Kill Jabari?.. Haaretz: Gaza was hit when a truce was imminent.. The Ten Mythologies of Israel.. By Ilan Pappe.. I affirm a Judaism not linked to state violence.. Israel's effect on US Jews, Mondoweiss.. What US Jewish Voters Want.. L.. A.. Times Op Ed.. Rabbis Letter to Methodists, Presbyterians 4/12.. Support for divestment from Occupation.. Ethnic political divisions in Israel.. They create anti-peace policies.. 1/12.. We must stop Israel from Theocracy.. Haaretz commentary.. 2011.. Israeli Textbooks Instill Bias.. London Observer.. 11/11.. Boycott Discussed in NY Synagogue.. Mondoweiss.. The End of a Two-State Solution?.. Bernard Avishai's Innovative Two-State Vision.. 7/10.. Jewish Anti-Zionism On the Rise in the U.. -Electronic Intifada.. June 2010.. Ash, E.. K.. Kashawi, M.. Levy.. S.. Kershnar.. Failure of the American Jewish Establishment.. Peter Beinert-NY Review of Books.. Are Israel's Policies Creating Global Anti-Semitism?.. Tikkun May/June 2010.. The New American Jew on Israel.. Boston Globe op ed 3/2010.. 3 Strategies for Successful Conversations about Israel:.. A rabbi's advice: Listen; don't try to convince; be personal.. JEWISH VOICE FOR PEACE--.. a progressive voice  ...   Israel-Palestine is DeFacto One State:.. Anthony Lerman.. The Guardian.. 4-09.. Evangelicals Support 2-State Solution.. The One-State Solution: Pappe.. The Two-state solution: Avnery.. Intervew with Ali Abunimah.. Archives of Jewish viewpoints.. Wide-ranging Commentaries.. Is This Where the Third Intifada Will Start?.. New York Times Cover Story-Breakthrough.. How AFSC Partners Work to End the Occupation.. PODCAST: Students, Interfaith, Friends.. Turkey's Difficult Choice in Palestine, Israel.. Ramzy Baroud.. What US Media Won't Tell You About Israel.. Chomsky: Alternet.. Gunter Grass: Palestinians Pay!.. By Susan Abulhawa.. Biblical Land Covenants.. Perspective on Israeli Claims 2/12.. The Meaning of Palestine.. Reflections.. Alain Gresh.. Turkey, Israel, Greece,EU,US.. Power is Shifting-Walberg 10-11.. Report: US-Israel Relationship Changing.. Plan for a different future.. Haaretz.. 9/11.. US Taxpayers Fund Israel's Prosperity.. Alison Weir 9/11.. The Divestment and Boycott Movement.. Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Explained.. Investment in Palestine Requires Divestment.. Huffington Blog.. The Lessons of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS).. By Stephen Lendman.. 1/2010.. BDS Targets Veolia US.. 2012.. UK Government asks Settlement Labels on Produce.. Key breakthrough.. A Big Thank You-First Governmental Divestment!.. Ilan Pappe September 2009.. Israel Prof/Author's Painful Decision: Boycott Israel !.. Jimmy Carter - Working for Peace.. A Human Rights Crime in Gaza.. Carter: Hamas Accepts Peace with Israel.. Carter Cites Israel's Nuclear Weapons Gazans' Imprisonment.. Archives of this Wide-ranging Commentaries section..

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  • Title: Quaker Action for Palestine-Israel Peace
    Descriptive info: Quaker Actions for Peace in Palestine-Israel.. Yearly Meetings Other Quaker Organizations.. Baltimore Yearly Meeting.. Boycott, Divestment for Peace.. 7/2013.. Renewed P-I Focus 8/2012.. News From Ramallah.. Minute on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.. Canadian Yearly Meeting.. Policy Statement on Israel and Palestine.. Friends United Meeting.. Quaker Friends School - Ramallah/El-Bireh.. Quaker Play Center, Amari Refugee Camp.. llinois Yearly Meeting.. Divestment support.. Lake Erie Yearly Meeting.. Letter to Barack Obama and John McCain.. Palestine-Israel Workshops; Mideast Plenary 6-09.. Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.. Middle East Working Group.. Blue River Quarterly Mtg:.. Divestment.. Northwest Quarterly Meeting (of New England Yearly Meeting).. Responds to Teacher barred from Ramallah Friends School.. American Friends Service Committee:.. PODCAST: Students, Interfaith, Friends.. AFSC Statement.. Asks TIAA-CREF to shed complicit firms -.. Letter urging action 6/11.. The.. Palestine Youth Program.. The Israel Palestine Peacebuilding Program.. Faces of Hope: Supporting Nonviolent Resistance and Refusal in Israel and Palestine.. Annual Trip with AFSC to Help Pick Olives.. Learn about Palestinian life.. AFSC Board Investment Screen 2008.. AFSC Screen: 28 Companies Supporting Occupation.. Earlham Student/Alumni BDS Campaign -.. Join their list of supporters.. Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL).. FCNL's Middle East Peace Action and Analysis.. Peace Action for Friends.. Middle East Email  ...   Global Actions to End Israel's Occupation.. Minute on Israel-Palestine, adopted 12-16-01.. Minute of Concern, adopted 2-18-07.. AAFM Peace and Social Concerns Committee.. Palestine-Israel Action Group (PIAG).. PIAG Blog.. Suggested Economic Actions.. Travel Fund for Witness in the Middle East.. Palestinian Loss-of-Land Mapcards.. (enlarge).. Annapolis Friends Meeting.. Meeting convenes water rights negotiators.. Atlanta Friends Meeting - Minute on the Middle East Crisis.. Bethesda Monthly Meeting.. Letter to President Bush.. Letter to Condoleezza Rice.. Cambridge Massachusetts Friends Meeting.. Gaza Minute Peace Declaration.. 1-09.. Israel-Palestine Study-Action Group.. Chicago-area Meetings.. Chicago-area Friends join in a communication to national leaders.. Colorado Springs Monthly Meeting.. Divestment Campaign support.. Grand Rapids, Michigan.. Diplomacy Nonviolence Minute 4-09.. Holland Monthly Meeting, Michigan.. Boycott/Divestment Minute.. Kendall Meeting (Pennsylvania).. Madison Meeting, Wisconsin.. Windows Into Gaza Photo Exhibit-Fall 2011.. Miami Meeting, Florida.. Hosts Palestine-Israel photo presentation:.. John Woolman in the Land of Troubles.. Olympia Monthly Meeting.. Minute on Israel-Palestine, adopted 8-2006.. Ramallah, Palestine Friends Meeting.. Christmas 2006 Message from Jean Zaru.. Christmas 2007 Message from Jean Zaru.. Red Cedar Meeting, Lansing, MI.. Minute on Violence in Gaza 2/09.. St.. Louis Meeting.. Minute: TIAA/CREF 2011.. Sandy Spring Meeting, Sandy Spring MD.. Divestment Minute 5/2012.. Swannanoa Valley NC.. Settlement Product Boycott Minute 4/13..

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  • Title: Quaker Action for Palestine-Israel Peace
    Descriptive info: Friends are united in concern about the death and destruction occurring in Israel and Palestine.. We believe we are called to care about all who suffer in this conflict and to respond as we each are led.. We seek to educate ourselves and our Meetings about the crisis and to find helpful ways to respond individually and together.. The most important thing we can do is to learn about the situation for ourselves.. Check out the books and videos on the.. page, and also the web sites on the.. The best way to learn is to see for yourself.. There are several organizations that take people in tours through the Occupied Territories.. You can experience the checkpoints and see the refugee camps, meet with Palestinians living under occupation, and the Israelis working towards a just peace for Palestinians and Israelis.. You can visit Friends International Center (FICR), Friends School, and Friends Meeting -- all in Ramallah.. Or join Ziyarat al Zeitoun, the AFSC's annual fall project for Friends to help harvest olives and work with Palestinians.. Friends who visit become key sources of information and understanding in our Meetings and communities.. A Review of Travel Opportunities.. Here are some other ways that Friends can get involved:.. Start an action group.. or study group in your Meeting.. Schedule discussions, videos, and speakers.. Share informational materials from FCNL and AFSC, and develop your own.. Invite Friends to adopt minutes and statements of support for a just, viable, and lasting peace that provides security to Israel and an end to the repression of the Palestinian people.. Talk to others.. in your Meeting and to your friends and families.. Do your own research.. Open a dialogue with the people around you about the situation in Palestine and Israel.. Your voice can reach others and help begin the sharing of little-known information about the way that militaristic policies are causing suffering in Palestine and are  ...   postcard campaign.. Urge an end to US tax dollars funding Israel's military repression of Palestinians and the Israeli settlements and wall placed in Palestinian land.. Find legislators' contact information at.. congress.. org.. Phone (202) 224-3121 to speak to any Senator; (202) 225-3121 for Representatives.. Effective postcard campaigns (Utahns for a Just Peace in the Holy Land).. Legislative Postcards from Americans for a Palestinian State.. Share informational handouts.. Loss-of-Palestinian-Land Mapcards.. Q A: The Facts About Palestine and Israel.. Life in Occupied Palestine: Eyewitness Stories Photos.. - Anna Baltzer.. Books.. Web Sites.. Yes, it s Apartheid! Congressional Postcard.. Side 1.. Side 2.. Holy Land Today: Holiday Greeting Cards and Note Cards.. Ordering Information.. Card Images.. Write a letter.. to the local press to protest biased reporting and US policies that emphasize militarism over diplomacy and economic development.. Support the work of AFSC's Faces of Hope project.. to bolster the Palestinian economy via the purchase of olive oil and crafts.. Support the century-long Quaker presence in Palestine.. Contact Friends International Center in Ramallah(.. FICR).. ,.. Ramallah Friends Meeting.. , and.. Ramallah Friends School.. Ask how your Meeting can help.. Consider economic action.. to oppose the supply of arms to the region and to impress upon combatants the urgency of negotiating a just peace.. Link with Friends or act individually.. Suggested Actions for Economic Engagement.. Ethical Investment by Faith-based Groups Worldwide.. Highlights of Faith-based Economic Campaigns.. Qumsiyeh.. Support the visit to Palestine of someone in your Meeting.. Their presence in the Occupied Territories is a strong statement of support and can help deter violence and document difficulties that are unreported in our media.. Here are some additional groups that give tours:.. Holy Land Trust.. (HLT) (Palestinian-led).. Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions.. (ICAHD) (Israeli-led).. Birthright Unplugged.. (Jewish American-led).. Global Exchange.. Become an international volunteer.. Contact these organizations:.. Christian Peacemaker Teams.. (CPT).. International Women's Peace Service.. (IWPS).. International Solidarity Movement.. (ISM).. Rabbis for Human Rights.. (RHR)..

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  • Title: Resources About Palestine-Israel Peace and Justice
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  • Title: History
    Descriptive info: History.. Then.. Looking back: Israel, Lebanon, Gaza-2006.. Jonathan Cook's analysis.. Myth Basis of Israel's Borders.. Scholar traces Biblical maps.. Land Day - in Prose and Poetry.. Little-known facts about Israel's founding.. Journalist Alan Hart targets Zionism.. Interactive Map Database re: Land Confiscation.. By Adalah, Israeli Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights.. US Presidents and Israeli Expansion.. Basic History of Jews and Zionism.. - Hanna Braun.. History of failed peace talks - BBC 07.. Middle East Peace Talks, 1991-2006.. , Congressional Reference Service Summary.. The Arab - League Initiative for Comprehensive Peace with Israel.. Q A: The Facts About Palestine Israel.. Truth Against Truth: A Completely Different Look at the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.. BBC Timeline of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.. Brief Historical Overview with Maps 1947-2005.. Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primer.. by Phyllis Bennis.. This site contains an electronic version of the primer as well as information on how to purchase the printed version.. Ten Years of Research into the 1947-49 War.. Whatever happened in 1947-1948?.. The Balfour Declaration.. --This 1917 statement backed a Jewish homeland it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which might prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine.. Settlements and Settlers.. The New Jewish Terrorism.. 10-08.. Extremist Settlers Funded by US Donors Press for Ethnic Cleansing in Israeli Cities.. - 10-08.. Israel 'Worry' at Settler Attacks:.. Promised evacuation of a settlement is stalled as attacks on Palestinians inrease -- BBC 8-08.. Settlement Plans Snub US: Israeli Military, Settlers, and Civil Government Again Tangle over Status of Settlements (two articles:.. from Independent.. from NYT.. ) 7-08.. Dark Truths About the Israeli Occupation.. Devastating account of Israeli settlement policy and its consequences.. D.. Levy, Washington Monthly, 2-08.. Settlements grow on Arab land, despite promises made to U..  ...   British MD urges Israeli doctors to oppose routine torture of Palestinian detainees.. QUIT (Quakers Vs.. Torture) could join this appeal.. 8-08.. AP Cover-up: Strip searching by Israeli Officials:.. Disturbing Report Details Mistreatment: Can Quaker Initiative to End Torture (QUIT) Help? 7-08.. Christian Zionists Fail to Support Peace Efforts.. Group Focuses on Military Aid, Iran Syria 7-08.. Israel Requests Saudi Peace Plan Changes.. - By Aluf Benn, Haaretz.. All 22 Arab nations offered Israel peace and trade in exchange for a Palestinian State in the 1967 borders.. Israel wants changes in that 2002 offer.. Israell peace feelers are rumored.. 3-07.. UN Report: Palestinian Status 1/07.. - Humanitarian Crisis, Loss of Basic Human Rights, The Wall, Settlement Expansion, International Responsibility.. - Anna Baltzer.. Exit Denied: An Escalation in the Campaign of Ethnic Cleansing.. - By Noura Khouri, 1-07.. It's the Little Things That Make an Occupation.. (hellish) With new map of closures and the wall.. The Economist, 1-07.. Press Release from the Campaign for the Right of Re-entry regarding the rights for foreign passport holders' access to the occupied territories.. 12-06.. APARTHEID: Israelis adopt what South Africa dropped.. - editorial in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 11-06.. Hebron Reflection: War is not healthy.. - by Jan Benvie, Christian Peace Team.. 10-06 CPTnet.. Gazans in Crisis.. Tale of Three Houses.. : Factions in the August Flap Have a Colorful Background.. Museum Offers Gray Gaza a View of its Dazzling Past.. A hopeful initiative amidst repression and turmoil.. NYT 7-08.. UN Envoy Says Israel 'Stalling Gaza Rebuilding'.. Vital reconstruction in Gaza is stalled because Israel is not allowing in enough supplies, the UN's Middle East envoy warns.. Golan Heights - Proposal for Its Return to Syria.. Israeli, Syrian Representatives Reach Secret Understandings.. Haaretz, BBC, New York Times 1-07.. Now: Archived materials..

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  • Title: Information on Palestine-Israel Peace and Justice
    Descriptive info: Information on Palestine-Israel Peace and Justice.. Alternative Information Center.. A Palestinian-Israeli source for research, information and analysis.. American Association for Palestinian Human Rights.. American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).. Monthly newsletter, book and study guide, action calls.. Americans for Middle East Understanding.. Applied Research Institute of Jerusalem (ARIJ).. Prepares high quality, professional research studies, good settlement reports and strategic analysis.. Bethlehem Media Net.. Bitterlemons.. An Internet newsletter presenting Palestinian and Israeli viewpoints on prominent issues of concern.. B'Tselem.. The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories.. Detailed research on human rights issues on both sides of the conflict.. Canadians for Peace and Justice in the Middle East.. Christian Peacemaker Teams - Palestine Program.. Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP).. Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme.. A program of the World Council of Churches in Palestine and Israel.. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) - Division for Global Mission.. Middle East issues.. Foundation for Middle East Peace: DC based advocacy, information, maps, analysis, focus on settlement facts.. Analysis, lobbying information, and action calls.. Gush Shalom (The Peace Bloc).. Liberal Israeli newspaper (English edition).. Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation, Inc.. A non-profit organization established to preserve the Christian presence in the Holy Land.. If Americans Knew.. What every American needs to know about Israel/Palestine.. Facts and statistics seldom reported in the U.. press.. Interfaith Peace Builders.. Interfaith Peace-Builders sends delegations to Israel/ Palestine so that U.. citizens can see the conflict with their own eyes.. Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD).. A non-violent, direct-action Israeli group opposing and resisting Israeli demolition of Palestinian houses, land expropriation, settlement expansion, by-pass road construction, policies of closure and separation, the wholesale uprooting of fruit and olive trees and more.. International Center of Bethlehem.. Jewish-American scholar/speaker/photographer reports from the West Bank.. Jewish Voice for Peace.. Lutheran World Federation.. Schools and vocational  ...   families who have lost, as a result of the Israeli-Arab conflict, a first degree family member and are working to prevent further bereavement as a result of the absence of peace.. PASSIA.. Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs.. Maps, settlement activity, political changes, occupation.. Palestinian Environmental NGOs Network (PENGON).. Grassroots anti-apartheid wall campaign with concern for essential water and land resources.. Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice.. Rachel Corrie was killed in the Gaza Strip in Palestine on March 16, 2003, trying to prevent the demolition of the home of a Palestinian pharmacist.. The foundation continues the kind of work that Rachel began and hoped to accomplish.. Refuser Solidarity Network.. Right to to Entry/Re-entery.. An undeclared Israeli policy is currently in effect.. It denies entry and/or re-entry to foreign nationals, who want to visit, live, or work in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.. Sabeel.. Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center - the voice of the Palestinian Christians.. See also.. Friends of Sabeel North America.. Stop the Wall.. The grassroots Palestinian anti-apartheid wall campaign.. US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.. A diverse coalition working to end the occupation of Palestine.. US Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.. UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).. The main provider of basic services - education, health, relief and social services - to over 4.. 3 million registered Palestine refugees in the Middle East.. Information on the barrier, case studies of families and how they are affected.. Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel.. Committed to the principles of self-determination for the Palestinian people, the right of return for Palestinian refugees, and full civil and political rights for all Palestinians in order to promote the equality and safety of both Palestinians and Israelis..

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    Descriptive info: A Minute Calling for Peaceful Testimony Regarding the Occupation of Palestine.. From its Peace and Social Concerns Committee to the Charlottesville Friends Meeting.. November 3, 2013.. On November 6, 2011 at its meeting for worship with a concern for business, Charlottesville Friends Meeting.. minuted.. its stand in unity with the American Friends Service Committee Board of Directors which, at its June 10-12, 2011 meeting, joined the campaign led by Jewish Voice for Peace asking TIAA-CREF to divest from companies that support and profit from the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.. In its minute the AFSC stated:.. The AFSC Board's decision to join the TIAA-CREF divestment campaign is rooted in our Quaker beliefs that we speak with love to that of God in every person, that we utterly deny all outward wars and strife and fighting with outward weapons for any end or under any pretense whatsoever , and that we testify to this by removing the seeds of conflict - including economic seeds -from our  ...   meeting, the Charlottesville Friends Meeting now joins with other Friends in reaffirming our commitment to participate in this campaign with a loving spirit and openness to hearing all sides in the conflict.. Friends continue to hold up our broader concerns for the resolution of all conflict and violation of human rights in the region rather than just those of this campaign.. We ask all Friends who have investments in TIAA-CREF and other such financial institutions to hold themselves open to leadings to communicate their concurrence in this campaign directly.. We further ask that all Charlottesville Friends individually consider whether or not they are led to boycott and divest from corporations that are benefiting from commerce in Israeli occupied Palestinian territories and to seek other means to support Palestinian demands for equal rights.. We encourage all Friends to participate in further study regarding ways to support a just peace in Israel and Palestine.. Adopted at its 11.. th.. Month Meeting for Business by Charlottesville Monthly Meeting..

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  • Title: Quakers Work for Peace
    Descriptive info: September 4, 2013.. Dear Friend,.. We are delighted to report that a key Quaker organization has committed to a boycott and divestment campaign as a step toward peace and equal rights for Palestinians and Israelis.. This is Lake Erie Yearly Meeting, which encompasses Ohio, Michigan, and Western Pennsylvania.. We hope that many other regional and local Friends will follow.. Here is the minute adopted at our Lake Erie Yearly gathering this summer:.. A key step towards stability and safety for both Israelis and Palestinians, and other indigenous peoples of the region, depends on a just agreement regarding the Palestinian lands that Israel has occupied, illegally, according to international law, since 1967.. Therefore,  ...   with the American Friends Service Committee, Britain Yearly Meeting, Monthly Meetings, and religious and civil society organizations throughout the world in taking such steps in working for peace.. Friends are today launching a national Quaker P-I Network--QPIN--where we can work together, sharing ideas, energy, and experiences in educating our Meetings about Palestine-Israel and encouraging support for boycott and divestment.. Please join us In QPIN!.. Click on this url, created for Quakers by Anna Baltzer of US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.. Invite other Friends to join, too:.. https://docs.. google.. com/forms/d/1qJcogB9lgwpRf_DrAR3Qji2JzV2hhV99WNxqbP02_uw/viewform.. In peace,.. Anne Remley and Helen Fox,.. Quakers taking economic action:.. http://www.. quakerpi.. org/news/Minutes and Statements.. htm.. See also:.. quakerpiag.. blogspot..

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    Descriptive info: Minutes and Statements of Quaker Meetings Organizations.. Calling for Economic Action to End Israel’s Occupation*.. Ann Arbor Monthly Meeting (MM) Minute 2011.. We believe that one key step towards stability and safety for both Israelis and Palestinians depends on a just agreement regarding the Palestinian lands that Israel has occupied, illegally, according to international law, since 1967.. We urge Friends worldwide to unite with Britain Yearly Meeting in its call to boycott products made in Israeli settlements, “not as punishment or revenge, but as an external pressure to achieve change.. ”.. In order to exert more than symbolic pressure on the Israeli government to negotiate a just peace at this critical time, Ann Arbor Friends Meeting joins with religious and civil society organizations throughout the world in a boycott of corporations that support the Israeli military.. Holland, Michigan MM Minute 2013.. The sense of our meeting is that a boycott of products made in Israel’s West Bank settlements can be an appropriate signal to Israel of our encouragement to compromise.. Another appropriate signal is financial divestment from U.. and other companies that support the ongoing military occupation and repression of the Palestinian people.. Holland Friends Meeting supports the efforts by AFSC, Britain Yearly Meeting, Illinois Yearly Meeting, and many other Monthly Meetings as well as other religious and civic groups to advocate for peace via the above actions, and.. we.. encourage.. LEYM to adopt similar policies.. Swannanoa Valley (NC) MM 2013 (Also presented to Southern Appalachian YM for consideration in 2014).. As members of the Religious Society of Friends who believe that all women and men are our sisters and brothers we are led to respond to the cries of suffering of the Palestinian people by supporting the boycott campaign until the Occupation has ended and the basic human rights of those living under the intolerable conditions of this Occupation are secured.. In support of Palestinian justice, as well as in support of a peaceful and lasting resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, we.. our members and all citizens not to buy products (.. eg.. Soda Stream,.. Ahava.. cosmetics, etc) made in the West Bank settlements.. Britain Yearly Meeting (YM) for Sufferings Minute -- 2011.. In the face of the armed oppression of poor people and the increasing encroachment of the illegal settlements in the West Bank, we cannot do nothing….. We.. are clear that it would be wrong to support the illegal settlements by purchasing their goods.. We therefore ask Friends (Quakers) throughout Britain Yearly Meeting to boycott settlement goods, until such time as the occupation is ended.. BDS Earlham -- 2011.. Earlham College students from different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences declare their support for BDS Earlham, a campaign to encourage Earlham to divest from companies materially supporting or profiting from Israeli violations of International law and the universal principles of Human Rights.. Lake Erie YM 2013.. Colorado Springs MM Minute -- 2012.. We, Colorado Springs Friends Meeting, Religious Society of Friends, embrace the spirit and support the goals of the We Divest Campaign of the American Friends Service Committee… As Friends who value our testimonies of Peace, Equality, Community, Integrity and Simplicity and strive to live by them, we unite with the AFSC campaign.. We see the campaign as an example of speaking truth to power in this case to the power of unjust profit both as individuals and as a Meeting.. We recognize that peace in the Middle East is dependent upon true justice for Palestinians and so seek to support all nonviolent efforts to further that cause.. Sandy Spring (MD) MM Minute 2012.. Our Meeting has a significant portion of its reserves invested in Friends Fiduciary’s Consolidated Fund.. We appreciate that in deciding on investments for the Consolidated Fund, Friends Fiduciary Corporation is guided by its principles of Socially Responsible Investing.. Consistent with these principles, the Meeting asks Friends Fiduciary to divest from companies that support and profit from violence of any kind in the Israeli Palestinian conflict.. *.. *.. For purposes of identifying such companies we recommend the American Friends Service Committee document “Companies Violating.. AFSC’s.. Israel-Palestine Investment Screen.. ”.. Illinois  ...   orchards, the expansion of Israeli settlements and infrastructure, checkpoint surveillance of Palestinian communities, and provide weapons used against civilians.. In June 2010, the AFSC Board of Directors officially endorsed Jewish Voice for Peace’s efforts to call on TIAA-CREF to divest, and joined the national effort of people of conscience…by supporting Palestinians and Israelis who are engaged in nonviolent resistance to the occupation.. Over 20,000 people have now signed the petition to TIAA-CREF on the web:.. wedivest.. Netherlands YM.. Minute.. We are calling on one another to boycott the products of the (illegal) settlements on the West Bank wherever possible.. Our Letter to Friends Worldwide.. : ….. We wholeheartedly endorse the call from the.. Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA).. to our government to undertake actions that will end the occupation.. This call demands.. - A total import ban on goods from the settlements in the occupied areas, which are illegal according to international law.. - An end to all arms sales to the Israeli government.. - To call a halt to any intensification of the bilateral relations with the Israeli.. government until such time that government demonstrates respect for human.. rights and international law.. Kees.. Nieuwerth.. Clerk.. Statement re: Friends Fiduciary Corp -- 2013.. Ann Arbor Friends welcome the decision by Friends Fiduciary Corporation (FFC) in 2012 to drop its holdings in Caterpillar Corp, Hewlett Packard, and Veolia Environment, companies listed on the investment screen developed by AFSC to avoid support for products and services used in violence against civilians in Israel and Palestine.. We invite LEYM Friends to join us in expressing thanks to FFC for this compassionate action.. Nancy Taylor, AAFM.. Lake Erie YM 2008.. Letter to Presidential Candidates Obama and McCain:.. As part of your campaign for President, you have recently pledged support for Israel, and for an Israeli-Palestinian peace process.. Lake Erie Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker) shares your desire for a resolution to the conflict so that both Israelis and Palestinians can live together in peace…At the heart of much of the discussion of conditions for a peaceful resolution of the conflict is the idea of a “two-state” solution, an Israeli state and a Palestinian state side by side on the territory of historic Palestine.. There are a number of obstacles, however, that together make such a solution.. well-nigh.. impossible.. The central impediment is the massive settlement process, whereby in contravention of international law Israel has built settlements exclusively for Israeli Jewish citizens throughout the territories occupied in the 1967 war, on land expropriated from Palestinian inhabitants.. These settlements together with the network of “bypass roads” which connect the settlements with each other and with Israel proper and are off-limits to most Palestinian traffic make up what one Israeli analyst refers to as “the matrix of control.. As long as this matrix of control is in place, cemented by a military occupation with its checkpoints and a myriad of other regulations that govern every aspect of the Palestinians’ lives, there can be no viable Palestinian.. state.. ….. hope.. that you will keep these considerations in mind, both as a candidate and as the one who ultimately is elected President.. Shirley.. Bechill.. , Presiding Clerk, Lake Erie Yearly Meeting.. Interfaith Boycott Coalition Mission Statement -- 2012.. We are a coalition of faith networks and organizations that represent Jewish, Muslim, Christian, and other traditions.. We are all committed to ending the Israeli occupation of Palestine and violations of international law.. Toward this end, we join the growing international call, coming from within the faith community and outside of it, for the boycott of companies profiting from Israel’s occupation of Palestine and violations of international law.. IBC members include.. Church of the Brethren.. Presbyterian Church (USA) IP Mission Network.. American Muslims for Palestine Network.. American Friends Service Committee.. Episcopal Peace Fellowship PI.. United Church of Christ Palestine Israel Network.. United Methodist.. Kairos.. Response.. Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East.. Members of the Catholic, Lutheran, Quaker, and Mennonite denominations.. ======================.. NOTE:.. For complete texts of Minutes, Statements, and Letters excerpted here see.. org/Q-Action.. shtml.. send your request to agr1@me..

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