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Actions and Resources

2019

Statements about house demolitions:

 

Background information from:

 

Useful Links

  • August 2019: Information database from Israeli organisation Yesh Din which ‘consolidates all the bills and laws presented to the Knesset by members of Knesset which feature a characteristic or element pertaining to annexation: Annexation Legislation Database
  • July 7th 2019: The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PRHOC) issued  a statement titled: “PHROC Condemns Israel’s Denial of Entry to UN Special Rapporteur, Mr. Michael Lynk: here
  • From H.B. Michel Sabbah, President of Pax Christi International from 1999 till 2007 and Latin Patriarchate Emeritus of Jerusalem, on the present situation in Israel/Palestine
  • Latin Patriarchate Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries calls on people of Holy Land to build bridges of respect and love:
  • Keep up with UN reports here: United Nations Office…occupied Palestinian territories

 

Morally Responsible Investment  – Resources

Think Twice: excellent report from Amnesty International, published in March 2019.  Asks the question: Can companies do business in Israeli Settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories while respecting human rights.?

Investing for Peace:  A guide for local church activists that calls on UK churches to implement Morally Responsible investment policies to ensure that companies that they procure from and invest in do not profit from or advance the occupation.

Produced by Sabeel-Kairos with War on Want, Pax Christi and AMOS Trust.  Download here

 

Holy Land Coordination Group 2019

Series of articles published after the 2019 visit of the Holy Land Coordination group.   This  is made up of Bishops from across Europe, North America and South Africa, who have made an annual pastoral visit to Israel and Palestine for the past 20 years.  Marie Dennis, Co-President of Pax Christi International was also part of this delegation.

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2018

Church statements on the Israeli  National State Law 

15 July.  Take action NOW in to prevent more demolition of  Khan al Ahmar village

Download leaflet to share in your local church, J&P group, community.  Use this, and information below, to keep informed and take action.

Church-related statements

Statement from World Council of Churches, 13 July 2018 “Demolishing the homes and especially the school in Khan al-Ahmar is an inhumane decision violating the human rights of people already living in extremely difficult conditions because of decades of injustice,”

Other Resources

2Time for Action

  • Time for Action:  British Response to Kairos Palestine.  Read the full document here.  Paper copy available from Pax Christi price £5.00 order here 
  •  Kairos Palestine: document produced in 2009 by Christians in Palestine
  • Summary leaflet on Kairos Palestine
  • Here regular blogs from a partner in Bethlehem, Toine Van Teeffelen.  Very useful insights into life in Bethlehem

 

 

 

POPE FRANCIS IN PALESTINE & ISRAEL

  • Speech and prayer for meeting with Palestinian and  Israeli leaders, Rome, 9 June 2014
  • Speech to the Palestinian Authority 25th May 2014. Full details of all meetings/speeches

 

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