United Church of Christ
Palestine - Israel Network

Over 25% of all Palestinian  males are arrested
Water is limited for Palestinians, but not for Settlers living illegally on Palestinian land. 

"The United Nations calls on civil society to vigorously pursue initiatives to boycott, divest and sanction these businesses within their own national contexts, until such time as they bring their policies and practices into line with international laws and standards, as well as the Global Compact."

Boycott 
    Ahava
    Caterpillar
    Cement Roadstone
    Cemex
    Dexia Group
    Elbit Systems
    Group4Security
    Hewlett-Packard
    Mehadrin
    Motorola Solutions Inc.
    Mul-T-Lock/Assa Abloy
    Riwal Holding Group
    Veolia Environment
    Volvo Group

         Divest
              TIAA-CREF

         Sanction

A child from Gaza is begging. Click below to learn more about the effects of the blockade on Gaza children. 
There is no moral or theological reason to profit from another's suffering.

What is Boycott, Divest, Sanction?

http://www.bdsmovement.net/bdsintro




What is a Cultural Boycott?  

www.pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=1047      


Take the Church Denominational Leaders' Letter to your congressional representatives.
                      Click here for Church Leaders' Letter

Study and Endorse the Kairos Palestine Document ('Moment of Truth Document' on this site)                       http://kairospalestine.ps/ 

Go to Who Profits:       
                      http://whoprofits.org    

Learn what Artists are doing to boycott Israel: 
                     http://www.usacbi.org/2013/05/open-letter-from-alice-walker-to-alicia-keys/

Luke 18: 2-5  In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God   nor regarded man; and there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, 'Vindicate me against my adversary.'  For a while he refused; but afterward he said to himself, 'Though I neither fear God nor regard man, yet because this widow bothers me, I will vindicate her, or she will wear me out by her coming.'   We must be like the Widow.

                                                           Naim Ateek - Sabeel - Jerusalem
Learn which companies make weapons for Israel:

Breaking News: Roger Waters to his fellow musicians: Boycott Israel!


 Center for Constitutional Rights Action Alert:  
http://org.salsalabs.com/o/383/t/0/blastContent.jsp?email_blast_KEY=1293952

In response to rampant and widespread human rights violations committed by Israel with impunity, the movement for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) is growing in the United States. But as BDS activism for Palestinian human rights grows, so does the threat to a critical and time-honored protest tactic: the right to engage in boycotts to effect political change, which is protected under the First Amendment.

  In academia, the right to boycott is under fire. State governments in Illinois, New York, and Maryland have introduced legislation that would deny aid to universities that fund organizations that support boycotts of Israeli academic institutions. Legislation condemning such boycotts is also pending in Pennsylvania and Florida, and we expect more to emerge. Take action today! Your action makes a huge difference—last month, constituent outcry in New York stalled an even harsher version of an anti-boycott bill. Similar federal legislation has been introduced and is pending in the House Committee on Education. If enacted, this law would have a serious impact on the right to boycott in the United States. Please read our reaction to the federal legislation here on the website. 
  There have been threats of litigation against the American Studies Association (ASA) since it endorsed a resolution in December 2013 to boycott Israeli academic institutions. See CCR’s response to threats of litigation against ASA on the website.
  After voting to boycott Israeli products, Olympia (WA) Food Co-op board members were sued in 2011. CCR and co-counsel fought – and won – the lawsuit in 2012, and we just argued the appeal last week. For more information about this key case regarding the “Right to Boycott,” please see our case page and stay tuned for the outcome of the argument.

CCR and our partners at Palestine Solidarity Legal Support (PSLS) are tracking and responding to these and other attempts to suppress nonviolent ways of effecting change in Israel-Palestine. In 2013 alone,
PSLS responded to over 100 cases of legal and other intimidation against Palestinian rights activists. For more information, visit the PSLS website.

Sincerely,
Maria LaHood
Senior Staff Attorney

Take Action Now...
​Help Support the Women's Boat to Gaza
 http://womensboattogaza.us/
Urge our government to stop funding Israel 
until human rights violations against Palestinians cease.               

                Urgent Actions for Gaza

Wondering how you can respond to the ongoing crisis in Israel/Palestine? Support a just peace through the following actions:

Create or attend a march to stop the violence directed at Gaza. 

​Host a benefit concert for relief for the people of Gaza.            Have proceeds go to Middle East Children's Alliance and United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine.

Make a gift to the people of Gaza. Send a check with "Gaza" in the subject line to Tree of Life Educational Fund, 2 Ferry Road, Old Lyme, CT 06371  All donations will go to Middle East Children's Alliance and United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine.



Gaza bombed.
Help get supplies to Gaza     http://www.anera.org/