Jesus' blessing of peacemakers in Matt. 5:9 is of
the ones who make peace, not just avoid trouble.
Advocacy: We invite you to join our advocacy efforts to bring about a just and lasting negotiated resolution to the Palestinian Israeli conflict.
Call for equal human dignity and rights for all people in the Holy Land.
Call for an end to Israeli settlement building and the occupation of Palestinian land, both of which violate international law;
Call for a two-state solution, with two viable, secure states living side-by-side.
Ask individuals to invest in Palestinian products to build their economy and to utilize selective purchasing to avoid buying products made in illegal Israeli settlements built on Palestinian land.
Call for an examination of U.S. military aid to Israel to ensure compliance with U.S. and international human rights law and a possible withholding of aid for noncompliance with those laws. (ELCA Peace Not Walls website)
US Campaign for Palestinian Rights USCPR is “a national network of activists and organizations who are committed to freedom, justice, and equality for the Palestinian people and who work to end U.S. complicity in their oppression . . .” (website) www.uscpr.org
Click on the “Resources” drop-down box to find the “Engaging Congress” link. Here is Grassroots Advocacy Toolkit with links to multiple resources:
Guide to Grassroots Congressional Advocacy
Information on Your Member of Congress’ Record on Palestinian Rights
Helps in Contacting Congress
Tips on Lobbying
Summaries of Key Legislations
Mobilizing at Town Halls
Bills in Congress being Watched by USCPR
Also click on the “Campaigns” drop-down box to note all the current and past advocacy campaigns. In particular, we supported and advocated for the House bill reintroduced by Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) which would prohibit US tax dollars from funding the Israeli military detention and ill-treatment of Palestinian children.
Videos of Israeli soldiers detaining and arresting Palestinian children and youth.
Minnesota Break the Bonds and Minnesota BDS Community For some years, this group has advocated that Minnesota’s State Board of Investment divest from all Israeli bonds that support or contribute to the on-going occupation of the Palestinian people. More recently, MNBBC has joined with other state-wide organizations to form the Minnesota BDS Community to promote the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanction) Movement and advocate for the repeal the anti-BDS legislation passed by the Minnesota State Legislature in 2017 (click here for a fuller description).
For information on MNBBS contact Bob Kosuth at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 218-221-4008.
Click here for Minnesota Break the Bonds website and for information on the Campaign to Repeal Minnesota’s Anti-BDS Law: https://mn.breakthebonds.org/announcements/campaign-to-repeal-minnesotas-anti-bds-law-update-and-action/
BDS Movement "The global movement for a campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel, until it complies with international law and Palestinian rights, was initiated by Palestinian civil society in 2005, and is coordinated by the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), established in 2007. BDS is a strategy that allows people of conscience to play an effective role in the Palestinian struggle for justice." (website) www.bdsmovement.net