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Statements and Actions

 2014

 Diplomatic pressure for Peace: A call for Sanctions

 South African Council of Churches Triennial Conference Statement

 Attempts to mobilize Christians into the Israeli military - The case of Christian Arab citizens of Israel

 2013

 Kairos South Africa: Press release on Syria and the Middle East

 Kairos Palestine statement on Syria

 Condemnation-letter of the Prawer Plan to the Israeli Embassy in Norway from Seniors for Palestine

 Kairos Palestine strongly condemns the planned displacement, dispossession and eviction of tens of thousands of Palestinian Bedouin citizens of Israel

 Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Welcome the EU’s Adherence to International Law Through the Adoption of EU Guidelines on EU Support to Israeli Entities or Activities in Illegal Settlements

Statement on Christian presence and witness in the Middle East

Un Código de Conducta para el Turismo en Tierra Santa (English version)

Kairos Palestine strongly condemns the 'price tag' attack on Jerusalem's Dormition Abbey

Kairos Palestine statement on Syrian bishops

A Statement from the Patriarchs and Heads of Local Churches in Jerusalem

Kairos Palestine noted with serious concern the inhuman developments concerning the “Palestinian only” bus lines of Afikim Bus Company

 2012

Statement by Korean Christians for Peace in Palestine-Israel
Palestinian are not our enemies- they are our brothers! doc | pdf

South African church delegation returns from occupied Palestine

Press release: South African church delegation to the occupied territories of Palestine

Joint statement: Palestinian human rights NGOs condemn violations of international law in Gaza and call for prompt investigations and accountability

SCMI's statement of commitment for the WWPPI 2012

The Bethlehem Call: Here we stand – Stand with us (English) - Original

The Bethlehem Call: Here we stand – Stand with us (Arabic)

The Bethlehem Call: Here we stand – Stand with us (Deutsch)

The Bethlehem Call: Here we stand – Stand with us (Dutch)

The Bethlehem Call: Here we stand – Stand with us (French)

 The Bethlehem Call: Here we stand – Stand with us (Spanish)

 2011

Kairos Palestine letter to the Guardian

A Frantic Counter BDS Campaign Under Way in Israel

Beobachtungen zu Stellungnahmen deutscher Kirchen und Institutionen zum Kairos-Palästina Dokument

Kairos Palestine Statement on Prisoners Strike

Kairos Palestine letter to Norway

A statement by Kairos Palestine on Nakba

Archbishop Makgoba and other South Africans on SABEEL International Conference

Sabeel's 8th International Conference Bethlehem

University of Johannesburg and Ben-Gurion University campaign

The AIC joins Kairos Palestine in saying to the Chilean miners: "we urge you to remember that Israel is skilled and experienced at exploiting other people's suffering. We hope you will not permit them to exploit yours." Israeli authorities barred entrance to representatives of the Alternative Information Center (AIC) and independent journalists from a press conference being held in West Jerusalem with the visiting Chilean miners.

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IWA Solidarity Statement with Palestinian Women

A conference in the Service of Israeli Colonization and Apartheid: The International Tourism Conference - Jerusalem, March 29-31, 2011

Letter to the President Obama on the pending UN Security Council Resolution

2010

Kairos letter to Chilean Miners (English) (Spanish)

Kairos Palestine urges Cape town Opera not to perform in Israel

Archibishop Tutu urges Cape Town Opera to call off Israel tour - 26 October 2010

Cape Town Opera's propsed tour of Israel

Five countries boycott tourism conference in Jerusalem

Decision of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to hold tourism conference in the occupied city of Jerusalem

An Open Letter to the OECD regarding the decision to hold the annual Tourism Conference in 2010 in Jerusalem

Theologians, Tourism Activists, and Industry Leaders

Call for Holy Land Pilgrims to Seek Balance and Work for Peace

Letter to the OECD in Italian

Spanish translation of Kairos, ATG and ECOT call regarding the OECD's conference in Jerusalem

An Open Letter to the OECD regarding the decision to hold the annual Tourism Conference in 2010 in Jerusalem

'A Just Peace for Palestine' welcomes UK Methodist Church passing Palestine/Israel report

Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit General Secretary of WCC sent a solidarity letter to The Methodist Church of Great Britain

Support letter from The United Church of Canada to The Methodist Church of Great Britain

PIEF Alert: A call for support for the UK National Methodist Conference, 20 June 2010

Methodist 'Justice for Palestine and Israel' report attracts Jewish-Christian support

Kairos Palestine sent a letter to Mr. Moratinos, Spanish foreign minister, commending their recent announcement that the European Union will present a proposal for lifting the blockade on the Gaza Strip

A Code of Conduct for Tourism in the Holy Land

Call from Gaza to the citizens of the world to break the siege

 Palestinians welcome South Africa recall of ambassador

 Sabeel statement: Gaza - The Conscience of the World

 “South African Municipal Workers' Union (SAMWU) Declares, Every Municipality in South Africa an Apartheid Israel Free Zone!”

 Nobel-winning Elders deplore Gaza flotilla attack

 WCC condemns the assault on a Gaza-bound convoy

 The UN Special Rapporteur for the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Richard Falk: "Those responsible must be held criminally accountable"

 A Condemnation letter: Free Gaza Flotilla

 Legal Analysis of New Israeli Military Orders

 WCC general secretary expresses dismay over recent Israeli military order

 PIEF Alert - Thousands of Palestinians categorized as "infiltrators"

The Israeli military order regarding the prevention of “Infiltration”

 Kairos statement on the new Israeli military order

 Holy Week in Jerusalem & Israeli restrictions

Al-Jazeerah English shows our land day activities in Beit Sahour

 Oush Grab Diary

Holy Land Christians protest Israeli police restrictions during Easter celebrations

Holy Land Christians respond to Israeli police restrictions during Easter celebrations Holy Land Christians, after hundreds of years of celebrating Easter in Jerusalem as the most important and significant holy week for Christianity, are being denied freedom of worship during this period by the Israeli occupation police. (Read more)

Troops attack a Sunday Mass with tear gas at Beit Sahour city

Israeli troops fired tear gas and concussion grenades on Sunday midday at a Mass held by residents of Beit Sahour city, southern West Bank. Residents from Beit Sahour along with international supporters gathered at the evacuated military base of Ush Grhab east of the city. People held banners demanding the halt of the Israeli renewed work at the site and called for the end of settlement activity around their city.

Kairos Palestine position on the BDS call

We have lately received several requests to clarify our call for BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) mentioned in the Kairos document. (Read more)

The Palestine-Israel Ecumenical Forum (PIEF) expresses solidarity with the people of Beit Sahour as they struggle against the latest Israeli army intrusion into their municipality land

"Kairos Palestine" group has called on churches and the international community to support them in their opposition to this development. (Read more)

World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel between 29 May - 4 June 2010

Joint action for just peace convened by the World Council of Churches

The World Council of Churches is inviting member churches and related organizations to join a week of advocacy, education and prayer for a just peace in Palestine and Israel. Participants will help make a common international public witness in late May and early June 2010. The tragic events in Israel and Palestine continue to call people of faith and goodwill to respond. Those who share the hope of justice are invited to take peaceful actions, together. (Read more)

List of Resources - World Week 2010

www.worldweekforpeace.org

Letter to the Israeli ambassador by the Protestant Church in the Netherlands

In response to the Karios document "Moment of Truth", the Protestant Churches in the Netherlands handed over a letter of concerns to the Israeli ambassador In the Netherlands. (Read more)

www.pkn.nl/news.aspx?page=5798

Response from Simon Wiesnethal Center to the Dutch churches

It is not customary for us as an international human rights organizations and NGO to address the leadership of the PKN by means of a letter. Nevertheless we take the liberty for this unusual step and hope that the content of this epistle explains the reason. (Read more)

Injustice in Beit Sahour: A Statement by Kairos Palestine

(Jerusalem 20.03.2010) As described by town residents, Ha’aretz, Ma’an News, and other sources in recent days, Israeli soldiers and bulldozers arrived on February 10 at a family recreation park in Beit Sahour – a town slightly east of Bethlehem in the West Bank, and the site of the former army base Osh Grab, which was abandoned by the IDF in 2006 – and declared it a closed military zone.


Kairos Palestine condemns this action and calls upon churches worldwide to advocate for the Christians and all residents of Beit Sahour and intervene in the damage, present and projected, wrought upon their home. (Read more)

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Diplomatic pressure for Peace: A call for Sanctions
What is going on these days in Gaza is not war. It is a massacre of civilians, men, women and children. More than 650 people killed and over 4000 injured, the majority being civilians; this cannot be justified as an act of self-defense! What is going on in Gaza is blind evil striking out through a wrong vision of security, self-defense and peace.

Come and See: A Call from Palestinian Christians
A journey for peace with Justice Guidelines for Christians Contemplating a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land