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Boycott Israeli Settlement Products

Resources

 

News

The World Council of Churches calls for a boycott of all Israeli goods produced in illegal settlements. Read

UN declares 2014 the year of solidarity with Palestine. Read

Important Links

settlementThe Presbyterian Mission Agency has up-to-date information about what Presbyterian mission workers are doing in Israel and Palestine. Read

The Israel Palestine Mission Network is a PC(USA) network with many helpful resources

The Foundation for Middle East Peace has an exhaustive list of settlements and their histories as well as bimonthly reports about settlement expansion.

B’tselem: The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in Occupied Territories provides information about current human rights issues in Palestine. They have an excellent and in-depth look at the settlements. Read more

The Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum is a World Council of Churches organization that provides liturgy and information about ecumenical advocacy work.

Jewish Voice for Peace provides general information and advocacy suggestions from a Jewish perspective.

Rabbis for Human Rights is a rabbinical organization in Israeli which is devoted to addressing human rights concerns in Israel and the Occupied Territories. They work with other local and international religious leaders to mediate for peace and support justice.

The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in Occupied Territories provides information about current human rights issues in Palestine. See an in-depth look at the settlements

Resources from other churches

Peace Not Walls is an official organization of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Their website provides useful background information about conflict in Israel and Palestine, including reports about Israeli settlements

The United Methodist Church has two organizations which specifically address issues in Israel and Palestine: United Methodist Kairos Response which provides information for boycotting products made in the settlements, and the United Methodists’ Holy Land Task Force which has educational materials about justice issues in the Holy Land.

The United Church of Christ moved to divest from companies in the settlements in 2005. See the resolution here, or their current advocacy work in Israel/Palestine here.

The American Friends Service Committee’s page We Divest provides resources for Quakers to divest from specific companies that profit from the settlements or other violations of international law.

campaign resources

PC(USA) Boycott Flyer: Download

Four-page product summary: Download

Bulletin Insert: Download

Minute for Mission: Download

Maps

Maps of changes in Palestine and Israel

Maps of settlement and separation barriers in Palestine

Map: Settlement Expansion East Jerusalem, 2010-2013

 

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