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Peacemaking actions provide diverse witness

SAN JOSE, June 24, 2008 — The members of the Committee on Peacemaking and International Issues repeatedly sought and affirmed information and overtures from many different voices regarding the difficult subjects of Israel and Palestine, and the work of the Mission Responsibility Through Investment (MRTI) committee during Tuesday’s business, which ran late into the night.

The overtures approved for General Assembly consideration by the committee are complicated and contradictory.

Palestinian Nonviolence Expert Mubarak Awad to Address June 25 Peace Breakfast

Jonathan Kuttab Unable to Attend General Assembly of PC (USA)

San Jose, CA—Mubarak Awad, world authority on the promotion of nonviolence in Palestine and in the Arab world, will address the June 25 Peace Breakfast, sponsored by the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship at the meeting of the 218th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) in San Jose, CA. He has been described by Palestinians as the “Gandhi of the Middle East.” (Jerusalem Post)

Analysis: Israel/Palestine Overtures

Analysis

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Israel/Palestine Overtures

Analysis

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Peacemaking in Israel and Palestine

Eleven of us easily moved through passport control at the Tel Aviv airport.

One did not. Although born in Chicago, Miryam is Muslim and has a Palestinian name.

So we waited while Miryam was questioned by Israeli authorities.

For about two hours we waited.

PPF Statement on Mid East Crisis

Once again we hear Jesus’ cry:
If you, even you, had only recognized on this day the things that make for peace!
Through tears we grieve and pray for those in Lebanon, Israel and Palestine

who live in fear for their lives
who are shelled by bombs or rockets
who are captured for bargaining
who are imprisoned without trial

and for all those who have lost loved ones.
We pray for those who take the ways of violence to address the violence they have experienced, that they may find the ways that make for peace.

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