Churches for Middle East Peace: Tell Congress to Say No to Annexation
With the announcement of an emergency national unity government last month, Israel is likely to proceed with a vote to annex as much as sixty percent of the West Bank as early as July 1. Annexation would have a devastating impact on the ground for Palestinians. Their social, economic and cultural ties would be broken up, and movement between Palestinian areas would become even more difficult than today. Any realistic opportunity for a state and a just resolution to the conflict would be taken away.
While Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on April 22 that the decision to annex was Israel’s to make, the United States cannot be responsible for the continued disenfranchisement of Palestinian rights and for the continuation of the conflict. Instead of giving the greenlight to the confiscation of Palestinian land, the United States Government should help facilitate an end to the conflict that will result in full equality and human rights for Israelis and Palestinians.
At this link, urge Congress to act swiftly and take concrete legislative action to make clear the U.S. government will not fund or otherwise support annexation.
Note: This action alert was provided by our partners at Churches for Middle East Peace.
At Kairos West Michigan, we work to unify and mobilize West Michigan Christians to take a stand for peace in Israel/Palestine. We believe that the time is right and that God is preparing the way for peace and justice in Israel and Palestine.