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Lifting the Veil

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Join PPF's Palestine/Israel Delegation and their InterFaith PeaceBuilders Delegation Organizers
for the Center & Library for the Bible and Social Justice Sponsored Evening Dialogue on:

When Time Ends: The Victory of Forgiveness at Armageddon
With author: Bruce W. Scott

What Is the Occupation-Free Fund?

We are delighted that we have added a new “Occupation-Free” fund option within the endowment. As the endowment grows, all endowment donors will have an option to give to the general endowment fund or the Occupation-Free fund, or both, until the Israeli occupation ends.

Occupation-Free Shopping Guide: 6 Companies and 15 Wineries to Boycott

The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction (BDS) Movement is a nonviolent way for peacemakers everywhere to help end the occupation of Palestinian territory by the nation of Israel. This occupation has been a source of world conflict and inhumane injustice for over six decades. Based on international law and human rights standards, BDS is a response to the epistle from the Palestinian Christian community know as the Kairos Document, in which they pled for their fellow Christians around the world to unite in boycotts, divestment, and sanctions against the occupation.

Boycott SodaStream Days of Action: Nov. 29 to Dec. 10, 2013

Target and other stores are selling SodaStream products this holiday season, despite the fact that SodaStream profits from a system of brutal ethnic segregation that denies Palestinians, but not Israeli settlers, basic civil rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Boycott SodaStream in an action near you between November 29 and December 10. Learn more here.

The Peacemakers of the Future are Here

Briefly interviews Sarah Prager, PPF's new Web Content Manager, 26, who lives in the Washington D.C. area and comes to PPF with a history of activism in LGBT work for equality and Palestine-Israel reconciliation work.

BDS Victory at TIAA-CREF

The boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement that has been protesting the Israeli occupation of Palestine took another step forward this month when the giant retirement fund giant TIAA-CREF announced it was divesting $9 million from SodaStream, an Israeli company that makes its carbonation machines in the occupied West Bank. Read the rest of the article here.

EU Takes Tougher Stance on Israeli Settlements

The European Union will no longer be party to any economic, social or academic arrangement with an Israeli institution that operates beyond the pre-1967 borders, which includes Judea and Samaria, east Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. For more information, see the Guardian article.

Deadline to Apply for AFSC Internship

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Internship Opportunity Announcement from our Friends

The Middle East Program of the AFSC (American Friends Service Committee) is looking for interns to support Palestine solidarity campaigns, economic activism and prisoner solidarity projects. Part- to full-time internships available until the end of September, with a possible continuation to a full year internship.

The work will take place at the AFSC San Francisco office. Available stipend is $12 an hour, up to $1200 a month. 

Divestment News from End the Occupation

United Methodist annual (regional) conferences in New England, Minnesota, Pacific Northwest and Upper New York voted this month to divest from companies involved with Israel's occupation of Palestinian land including Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions, Hewlett Packard, and General Electric. This brings the total to nine regional bodies representing thousands of churches nationwide!

PCUSA Office of Public Witness Calls for Just Resolution to the Israel-Palestine Conflict

Although the media tends to focus on violent incidents in Israel and Palestine, nonviolent actions for peacemaking occur daily with little fanfare. As people of faith, it is our duty to help raise the voices of both Israeli and Palestinian peacemakers against the ongoing acts of horrific violence and terror. Urge your members of Congress to seek a true resolution to the conflict, not just a swift action that will perpetuate the suffering of our sisters and brothers in the middle east.