We are promoting INFO-MAPS from PIAG: two-sided cards with maps showing Israel's takeover of Palestinian lands since 1946.
Israel/Palestine: A Progressive Jew's Dilemma - Talk by Kay Halpern at Paint Branch UUC, Adelphi, MD, June 28, 2009
op-ed by Saree Makdisi on June 22, 2009: The language that absolves Israel.
WIAMEP letter to Obama administration.
We invite you to listen to a sermon by Rev. John Chane, Bishop of Episcopal Diocese of Washington, DC, at St. Columba on Oct. 5, 2008, soon after returning from a trip to the Holy Land.
See WIAMEP's Statement on Economic Measures (pdf) approved May 2008.
"Commentary of John Salzberg, Co-Chair of the Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace" aired on WAMU-FM on Friday, July 18: http://wamu.org/news/08/07/18.php#22037
The Gaza Strip: A Humanitarian Implosion by Crisis Action, a coalition of Non-Government Organizations in Gaza, early 2008.
Three ELCA bishops write to Condoleeza Rice upon their return home from Israel and Palestine in May 2005.
WIAMEP letter to President Bush expressing appreciation for comments on settlements. May 11, 2005.
A Letter to the Episcopal Bishops of the United States Concerning Current Conditions in the Holy Land from clergy and lay members of churches in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington. April 15, 2005.
An excellent UN report on the situation in Bethlehem (1.3 MB pdf). It illustrates conditions under occupation succinctly (13 pages) and graphically (photos and other graphics), presenting facts and figures, but also personal accounts of real people. December 2004.
Article by Gila
Svirsky: "An effort to clarify to a wider audience what is
wrong with the so-called 'security fence'."
in the Middle East" United
Church Resolution Passed at the 2004 General Conference meeting in
Pittsburgh April 27-May 7, 2004. An
excerpt: "Be it
further resolved, that
we urge the U.S. government to end all military aid to the region, and
second to redistribute the large amount of aid now given to
Israel and Egypt; to support economic development efforts of
nongovernmental organizations throughout the region, including
religious institutions, human rights groups, labor unions, and
professional groups within Palestinian communities." A
statements on the Middle
East by many Christian denominations may be found here.
The Road to Middle East Peace, "A good historic article on Jewish-American efforts toward peace with Palestinians."
The Jerusalem Sabeel
Document lays out a theological, moral and legal basis for
pursuing justice in Palestine. April 2004 PDF
pamphlet (1MB) MSWord 8.5x11
Churches for Middle East Peace position paper: Middle East Security and Development: A New Approach. March 2004
Carnegie Endowment Policy Brief: The Greater Middle East Initiative: Off to a False Start. March 2004
House of Commons
Assistance and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Office for the
Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA): THE IMPACT OF ISRAEL'S SEPARATION
ON AFFECTED WEST BANK COMMUNITIES.
What is Islam's Relation with Judaism and Christianity? A historical perspective by John L. Esposito, Opinion in Gulf News (UAE). August 15, 2003
"Christian Zionism" and the Myth of America by Rev. John Hubers (Reformed Church in America). May 9, 2003
The American Jewish Committee Statement on the Roadmap. May 9, 2003
A Timeline of the Israeli-Arab Conflict. May 2003
The First Alexandria Declaration of Religious Leaders of the Holy Land. January 21, 2002.
Witness from Palestine: Comments by WIAMEP member Philip Farah at 1st HCEF Intl. Conference, 1999