Thank you for following this twelve-day journey with us. All 28 delegates are now home. This blog will remain up for you to read as an archive. Visit http://presbypeacefellowship.org/israel-palestine for more on the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship’s continuing work on these issues.
Immediately after returning to the U.S., the IFPB-PPF delegation announced their unanimous support of the PC(USA) divesting from three companies that support the illegal occupation of Palestinian lands: Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions, and Hewlett Packard.
What the delegates heard over and over, among young Israeli Jews, Palestinian Christians, Israeli Palestinians, and Palestinians in the Occupied Territories of the West Bank, was the same: “You have the power to force the State of Israel to make a change of direction it will never make on its own. Please support our nonviolent struggle by engaging in boycotts and divestment and supporting strategies that will force Israel to be a country that conforms to basic standards of international law and respect for human rights.”
Please read and share the official announcement from the delegation at http://presbypeacefellowship.org/delegationdivestment