United Church of Christ
Palestine - Israel Network

.....Working for Peace through Justice
The Wall divides Palestinians
from their homes, land, hospitals, schools, family, other Palestinian towns, and holy city of Jerusalem. 
Palestinian men, women and children 
are arrested and detained without trial
under military law. Currently 9,000 held.
Floating checkpoints block movement inside the West Bank. 
​                            (Tamar Fleishman Photo)
Over 26,000 Palestinian homes have been demolished using American made Caterpillar bulldozers.

Gaza fishermen boats are bombed at sea.
Jewish settlements are built on stolen Palestinian land in the West Bank.
               (Tamar Fleishman Photo)
Settlers burn down Palestinian olive groves which are the livelihood of  the Palestinians. These trees have been in their families for generations. 

Settlement toxic waste runs down 
hills onto Palestinian lands.
A father from Gaza grieves the loss of his child. Operation Cast Lead and Operation Pillar of Cloud killed 100's in Gaza and destroyed over 22,000 buildings. Now the blockade keeps out food, medical, and building supplies.  Operation Protective Edge
killed over 2,100 Palestinians, most
of them civilians, and over 520 children. This is all since 2001. 
Attack dogs are turned loose on Palestinians
by the Israeli Defense Forces. 
Palestinian children are arrested in 
the middle of the night, threatened, 
and forced to sign confessions
without lawyers or parents.
           (Tamar Fleishman Photo)
(Tamar Fleishman Photo)
Want to learn fast?  Watch this short video by Jewish Voice for Peace.
 "We condemn all forms of racism, whether religious or ethnic, including antisemitism and Islamophobia, and we call on you to condemn it and oppose it in all its manifestations. At the same time we call on you to say a word of truth and to take a position of truth with regard to Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land. As we have already said, we see boycott and disinvestment as tools of non violence for justice, peace and security for all." 
     - Kairos Palestine Document. A moment of truth: A word of faith, hope and love from the heart of Palestinian suffering (paragraph 6.3)
Many Jews, Muslims, and Christians are working together for peace, and the end of the Israeli military occupation and siege on Gaza.

                             Alice Walker speaks out for Palestinian equal rights

"As of now, using the feeble excuse that one cannot criticize Israel without being called anti-Semitic and that Europe owes it to the Jewish people to stand by it no matter what in order to atone for its crimes, the West denies its responsibility to the oppressive powerful regime of apartheid in Israel and behaves as if it doesn’t exist. Let me say two things to these people. First there is nothing Jewish in the cruel racist conduct of Israel towards Palestinians so criticizing it is not Anti Jewish, on the contrary. The most illustrious Jewish thinkers are and always have been denouncing Israeli ruthless domination of Palestine. Albert Einstein was one of them. Hanna Arendt another, and Stephane Hessel was another, to name but a few. Many distinguished rabbis and Jewish scholars are in this group today. The second thing is: ladies and gentlemen you cannot afford using this excuse anymore when children are being slaughtered, you cannot afford worrying about what other people call you when a holocaust is raging. Just like I cannot afford being afraid of people who call me a traitor for standing up with the oppressed, although many more people have died for being called traitors than for being called anti-Semitic. In fact no one has ever died for being called anti-Semitic or even for being an anti-Semite, but children and their parents and grandparents are dying as I write because they are called Palestinians, not for any other reason, just like the Jews were exterminated just because they were called Jews. And the world that had turned its back to the Jews then is turning its back to the Palestinians now."