Many in your church are aware of the terrible conditions of the Palestinians. My message, as a Palestinian Christian, is a simple one: Please stand for justice and do not profit from those who cause severe harm to my people.
The hardening of the occupation, the inexorable expansion of the settlements, and the deepening violence seen in the assaults on Gaza in 2014 lead us to call for the Episcopal Church to take this next step for justice and a lasting peace.
The next time you hear about BDS or are asked to sign a petition supporting the movement, be proactive. Instead of blindly making a decision, take the time to research exactly what your signature means.
While it's true that the grotesque anti-Semitic stereotyping of Jews started the genocide of the Jewish people, Jewish college students today face a new type of anti-Semitism, however as we can see, it has evolved with time.
NJDC rejects the notion that the United States should divest itself of investments in Israel's security. Israel is one of the very few places where Democrats find common ground with Republicans these days, and that agreement is good for our country, good for our community and good for Israel.
The sustainability of Israel as a homeland for the Jewish people has always been dependent on its ability to deliver justice to the Palestinians. We learned in South Africa that the only way to end apartheid peacefully was to force the powerful to the table through economic pressure.