Statements   
Major written statements and reports published
by churches, governments, organizations
and the United Nations. 
  
The United Methodist Church opposes continued military occupation of the 
West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, the confiscation of Palestinian land 
and water resources, the destruction of Palestinian homes, the continued building 
of illegal Jewish settlements, and any vision of a "Greater Israel" that includes the 
occupied territories and the whole of Jerusalem and its surroundings.   
The United Methodist Book of Resolutions 2004
STATEMENTS

The statements provided in this section cover a wide range of topics, with a significant number pertaining to endorsement of advocacy efforts such as Divestment, Boycott, and Sanction.

They come from numerous Christian churches and faith organizations, Palestinian civil society, Jewish groups in the US and Israel, The United Nations, and others. 

They are organized here according to their sources;
use the navigation menu to the left on each page to select your reading.


Christian Statements - churches and organizations in the US, Palestine, and worldwide:
• The United Methodist Church
    General Conference Resolutions
    Statements by the UMC Council of Bishops
    Resolutions by Annual Conferences (regional bodies) of the UMC

• Christians in Palestine
    The Kairos Palestine Document
    Message from Patriarchs and Heads of Jerusalem Churches
    Sabeel - The Voice of Palestinian Christians

• More Christian Statements
     - World Council of Churches
            60 years of WCC policy on Palestine/Israel
            WCC Statement on the Settlements
            WCC encourages economic measures
            The Bern Perspective
            The Amman Call
     - Methodist Church of Great Britain calls for boycott
         (Excerpts, found in our News Section)

     - Ecumenical Letters to President Obama
     -  Presbyterian Church USA
     - Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
     - Mennonite Paper
     - Resolutions of United Church of Christ/Disciples of Christ
     - American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)

 

Palestinian Statement - over 170 civil organizations
"Palestinian Civil Society Calls for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel Until It Complies with International Law and Universal Principles of Human Rights"

Jewish Statements - from organizations in the US and Israel
• Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD)
• Jewish Voice for Peace
• Peace Now
• Tikkun
•  European Jews for a Just Peace
• Not In My Name

The United Nations
• UN Resolution 181
• Security Council Resolution 242
• The Goldstone Report - and reports, commentary and analysis regarding The Goldstone Report

Governments/International - declarations by national governments 
and international bodies
• International Court of Justice Decision regarding the Separation Wall
• Statements by US Government Officials regarding the Settlements