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Take Action Act for Justice: Join the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in Boycotting Israeli Settlement Products

At the 220th General Assembly (2012) the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted by an overwhelming majority to boycott all products manufactured in Israeli settlements located in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. This action is part of the PC-USA’s longstanding commitment to bringing about a just and lasting peace for both Israelis and Palestinians. The boycott of these products serves as a nonviolent means through which Presbyterians can work for a peaceful solution to the conflict in Israel-Palestine. The effort is limited to private corporations benefiting financially from the occupation of Palestine, and is not against Israel. In a recent letter introducing the Boycott campaign to all Presbyteries, Grayde Parsons, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly writes, “The boycott is intended to contribute to justice and equal rights for all Palestinians and all Israelis, whether they are living in freedom, under occupation, or in exile, and we must offer our prayers to that end.”  For the full letter, click here

For a list of some of the products included in the boycott, visit the PC-USA Boycott webpage, here.

Please join the growing number of Presbyterians who have already pledged their support for the PC (U.S.A.) boycott of products manufactured in Israeli settlements by endorsing the pledge below. You may join either as an individual, church, or Presbytery. Simply insert your name, church, or Presbytery into the pledge and send the email.

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Along with a growing international and interfaith movement for a just and lasting resolution to the conflict in Israel-Palestine, [Name] [Presbyterian Church,] [Presbytery] supports the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) boycott of all settlement products. Though the events on the ground in Israel-Palestine continue to prevent peace, our resolve for a peaceful resolution to the longstanding conflict in Israel-Palestine remains strong. In his letter announcing the boycott Stated Clerk Grayde Parsons, reminds Presbyterians that the boycott is a non-violent tool "intended to contribute to justice and equal rights for all Palestinians and all Israelis, whether they are living in freedom, under occupation, or in exile."
By joining the boycott we pledge our strong support for both Israelis and Palestinians, for Christians, Muslims, and Jews who work tirelessly to end the occupation of Palestine and create spaces of reconciliation. We stand behind the use of boycott as a way to encourage political leaders to adopt policies that will ultimately bolster a lasting peace in the region, one marked by care for all of God's children.
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