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Authoritative reports by legal analysts and renowned scholars have clarified the oft-debated  question of whether Israeli is practicing apartheid in its policies toward the Palestinian people.  UMKR provides two of those reports, one from a UN agency, published in 2017, and the other commissioned by the government of South Africa, published in 2009.



Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid
A report commissioned by the UN agency ESCWA (Economic and Social Comission for Western Asia) and published in March 2017 concludes unequivocally that Israel practices Apartheid policy.


Read the Executive Summary on our site


Download the Executive Summmary (6 pp)


Download the full report (74 pp)



Is Israel an Apartheid State?

This is an easy-to-read summary (provided by ICAHD-USA) of the 15-month study conducted by an international group of legal analysts. That study was funded and coordinated by the government of South Africa.

Read the ICAHD-USA Summary on our site


Download the ICAHD-USA Summary


Read excerpts of the legal team's Executive Summary


Download the Executive Summary


Download the full report (300+ pagees)

General Conference 2020

General Conference has been post-poned, but our justice legislation

is still vital and needs your support: LEARNmore about the issues:

United Methodists are responding to the urgent call from Palestinian Christians in
Kairos Palestine:  A Moment of Truth,  to end the Israeli occupation and achieve a just peace in the Holy Land.. UMKR seeks – through nonviolent action and in partnership with Christians in Palestine – freedom, justice, and equality for all Palestinians and Israelis.

UMKR needs your support for our work to continue

Education        It is Apartheid


An Urgent Appeal

from UMKR


Right now, UMKR has important church resolutions for GENERAL CONFERENCE,

MAY 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, resolutions on:

protecting Palestinian children,
defending the right to boycott,
divesting from occupation governments' bonds, and other timely justice issues.


We also have BIG PLANS for educating A

LOT of people throughout our church about Palestinian rights, with literature, displays, events, meals, and witness actions!


With very limited resources, UMKR has made

a BIG  impact in the global United Methodist Church! Groundbreaking divestment and boycott actions by the UMC would never have happened withoutUMKR's advocacy AND all the extraordinary partners and allies who helped us.


GC 2020 is our BEST OPPORTUNITY to once again make an impact for Palestinian rights throughout our denomination, on four continents.


But if we are to succeed advocating for justice

with over 5000 United Methodists who come to General Conference from around the world...

WE URGENTLY NEED YOUR HELP,

IN THE WINTER AND SPRING OF 2020!


Please give as generously as you can, and know that whatever you are able to give

will be gratefully appreciated.


EVERY DONATION – large, medium, or small –
makes a difference in our work!

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