"As people of faith, we work to inform individuals and groups in the Washington, DC, area about the need for a just peace in Palestine/Israel and the multiple dimensions of that conflict. We also promote steps which U.S. citizens might take to end the occupation and the violence in the region."
Statement on Economic Measures
The Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace supports efforts to engage companies that profit from the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem, urging them to discontinue activities that result in such profits. Where corporate engagement fails to produce change, WIAMEP endorses divesting from or boycotting those companies. We also urge our country to condition aid to Israel on Israel’s compliance with applicable US laws and UN Security Council resolutions, the Geneva Conventions, and international human rights laws. These measures lend a much-needed boost to Palestinians and Israelis who choose non-violent means to end the occupation. We hold this position out of concern for the well-being of Israelis and Palestinians, given that the occupation hurts both peoples and is detrimental to their need to live in peace and with justice. Approved 6/9/2008
View a PDF document which includes a detailed rationale for our position on economic measures.
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WIAMEP Advisory Council
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