A Moral Choice: Divesting from the Israeli Occupation
Resources on selective divestment
- Jewish Voice for Peace statement on selective divestment
- Jewish Voice for Peace informational booklet on divesting from the occupation
- Survey of economic engagement to end the Israeli occupation
- United Methodist Church and divestment
- Presbyterian Church USA and divestment
- Caterpillar and corporate accountability
- Jews and allies speak up for selective divestment
- Statement of support from Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions
- Contact us to request more information
In the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, four million Palestinians live under military occupation. The Israeli government retains control over Palestinian land and lives but refuses to grant Palestinians equal rights under the law. For most Palestinians, most of the time, there is no recourse to stop injustice. Most Palestinians live in fear. Though Israel has a right and duty to defend itself, occupying the Palestinian people by force has brought Israelis neither peace nor security. Instead, it has eroded Israeli civil society, causing a rise in post-traumatic stress disorder amongst Israeli soldiers and an increase in violence against women.
You can help end this.
Several Christian denominations have taken brave steps to ensure that their church investments are not funding injustice in Israel/Palestine. This year, the United Methodist Church and Presbyterian Church USA will vote on resolutions dealing with divesting from the Israeli occupation. No body in either church has advocated for divesting from Israel. Rather, resolutions are on the table to divest from corporations, mostly multinational, that profit the Israeli occupation.
You can join us.
We welcome you to browse through the resources here, to familiarize yourself with the issues, and to get in touch with us if you have any questions. We welcome you to become a member of Jewish Voice for Peace. We count on our allies to support us and hope you will join us by clicking here. Jewish Voice for Peace is asking you to make a moral decision during difficult times. Someone has to stand-up and speak against injustice. You are the prophetic voice.
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