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Israel and Palestine

What has the General Assembly said about Israel and Palestine?

General Assemblies since 1948 have expressed their concern for peace and justice for both Jews and Arabs. A summary of General Assembly statements and actions about Israel, Palestine, and the Middle East from 1948 to 2003 is available from the PC(USA)'s Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy. Click here to contact this office. 

2014
221st General Assembly

On Reviewing General Assembly Policy regarding the Two-State Solution in Israel Palestine

On Divestment from Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard, and Motorola Solutions

On Engaging Presbyterian to Witness for Palestinian Human Rights and for Ending the Occupation of Palestine

On Supporting Middle East Peacemaking

On Calling for a Boycott of All Hewlett-Packard Products

On Affirming Occupation-Free Investment in Palestine

On Adopting the Mission Responsibility Through Investment (MRTI) Recommendation on Divestment

Mission Responsibility Through Investment: Engagement with Corporations on Israel-Palestine Issues from 2004–2013

Resolution on Equal Rights for All Inhabitants of Israel and Palestine and on Conversations with Prophetic Voices

2012
220th General Assembly

On Recognizing that Israel’s Law and Practices Constitute Apartheid Against Palestinian People

On Boycotting Ahava Dead Sea Laboratories and Hadiklaim (an Israeli Date Growers Cooperative)

On Divestment from Caterpillar

On Ethical Investment and Divestment

On Responding to the Call from Palestinian Christians for Economic Solidarity

On Rejecting the Use of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction Policies in Peacemaking Efforts Between Israelis and Palestinians

On Approving the GAMC’s Recommendations on Selective Divestment Made by MRTI

On Human Rights and Religious Freedom of Arab Christians and Other Palestinian Citizens

On Pursuing a Creative Course of Action Regarding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

MRTI Report on Engagements with Corporations Involved in Israel, Gaza, East Jerusalem, and the West Bank

2010
219th General Assembly

Middle East Peacemaking Issues 

Breaking Down the Walls — From the Middle East Study Committee

On Seeking Compliance to U.S. Government Policy in the Use of Military Aid by All Parties in the Middle East.

Toward Peace and Reconciliation in the Middle East.

2008
218th General Assembly

On the 218th General Assembly (2008) Being a Voice for the Victims of Violence in Israel and Palestine 

On Peace and Justice in Palestine and Israel

2006
217th General Assembly

Action of the 217th General Assembly regarding Israel/Palestine

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2004
216th General Assembly

Resolution on Israel and Palestine: Phased Selective Divestment and Ending Occupation

Resolution on the Construction of a Wall by the State of Israel

Resolution on Confronting Christian Zionism

Resolution on Economic Study and Mission Network

Resolution on Violence, Religion, and Terrorism

Human Rights Update 2003-2004

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2003
215th General Assembly

Resolution on Israel and Palestine: End the Occupation Now

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Human Rights Update 2002-2003

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2002
214th General Assembly

Resolution on Urging Sustainable Peace between Israelis and Palestinians

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2001
213th General Assembly

Human Rights Update 2000-2001

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1997
209th General Assembly

Resolution on the Middle East

Hard copies of this statement are available through the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP). Click here to contact this office.

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