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General Conference

United Methodists are responding to Kairos Palestine: A Moment of Truth ,a statement of faith and urgent call to action from Christians in Palestine.  UMKR seeks, through nonviolent means and in partnership with Palestinian Christians, freedom, justice and equality for all Palestinians and Israelis.

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General Conference 2020 has been

scheduled for Aug-Sept 2022. Our justice legislation is still vital & needs

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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. 

The latest statement is the comprehensive report from the Nobel-Peace-Prize-winning Human Rights Watch, published in April 2021, which political commentators are calling "game-changing."

In January 2021  the premier human rights center in Israel, B'Tselem, published a thoroughly documented indictment of their government as an apartheid regime.

We also have two earlier reports, one from a UN agency, published in 2017, and the other commissioned by the government of South Africa, and published in 2009.

All of these reports are based upon the United Nations Convention on the Crime of Apartheid.Download this document of international law

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)

A Threshold Crossed:
Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution

In this rigorously documented report, esteemed international rights monitor, Human Rights Watch, declares that Israeli authorities are committing the crimes against humanity of apartheid and persecution. That finding is based on an overarching Israeli government policy to maintain the domination by Jewish Israelis over Palestinians and grave abuses committed against Palestinians living in the occupied territory, including East Jerusalem.

The 213-page report presents the present-day reality of a single authority, the Israeli government, ruling primarily over the area between the Jordan River and Mediterranean Sea, populated by two groups of roughly equal size, and methodologically privileging Jewish Israelis while repressing Palestinians, most severely in the occupied territory.

Read the Summary at their website
Download the full report
Watch their 3 min. video, just below⬇︎

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...



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A regime of Jewish supremacy from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea: THIS IS APARTHEID

B'Tselem is a human rights center in Israel that monitors what is happening to Palestinians in the occupied territories. It has a sterling reputation globally for its sound research and documentation and for its carefully considered conclusions. This paper published in early 2021 was a virtual bombshell in its effect, given the severity of its indictment of Israeli policies.

See it here at B'Tselem's website

Download the pdf
Check out their "Illustrated Explainer" which shows step by step why Israel does have an apartheid regime.