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DIRECT ACTION: PROTESTS AND MORE
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See the outpouring of solidarity in the U.S. and around the world:
There is a growing global movement for a free Palestine, demanding an immediate ceasefire, cutting all aid to Israel, and lifting the siege on Gaza. This campaign aims to keep building momentum and increase the pressure with more marches, walk-outs, sit-ins, and other forms of direct action directed at the political offices, businesses, and workplaces that fund, invest, and collaborate with Israeli genocide and occupation.
Shut It Down for Palestine is organized by the Palestinian Youth Movement, National Students for Justice in Palestine, and several other partners. Their website has a variety of actions to suggest and events to join, toolkits and more:
HUMANITARIAN AID FOR GAZA
Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP)
Shepherd Society, a ministry at Bethlehem Bible College
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
Palestine Children's Relief Fund
MEANINGFUL SOLIDARITY ACTIVISM:
OPPOSING ISRAELI APARTHEID
Joining the movement to end Israeli apartheid is one of the best ways we can bring achieve the long-term change that is needed for a just peace in the Holy Land. United Methodist congregations and communities are taking the pledge. Bring this ground-breaking, movement-building campaign to your church, organization, school, or other community.
Learn more about this campaign: https://apartheid-free.org
See information about Israeli apartheid on our website
The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) is calling for actions that target the companies profiting from genocide of the Palestinian people. Learn more about the types of actions and each company in the list:
Information that goes beyond what is presented by mainstream media, and may help to expand our understanding of the context and underlying causes for recent events.
We will be adding to these resources and also compiling a toolkit to help clergy and laity address and discuss what is happening in Palestine/Israel today.
5 Things You Need to Know About the Latest Violence in Palestine/Israel
5 things you need to know about what’s happening in Israel and Gaza
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
What's the Israel-Palestine conflict about? A simple guide
A Guide to the Current Crisis in IsraelPalestine
The Hamas Attacks and Israeli Response, An Explainer
On Gaza - Frequently asked questions, answers, and documentation on Gaza
An evolving document compiled by young Palestinian media activists
The Gaza Strip - Policy Backgrounder
Gaza: An Educational Resource
What to know about the Gaza Strip and who controls it
What was Hamas thinking?
The New Yorker
Hamas presents new charter
Legal brief: "Israel’s Unfolding Crime of Genocide of the Palestinian People & U.S. Failure to Prevent and Complicity in Genocide"and associated resources
Center for Constitutional Rights
Why Gaza is considered an "open-air prison" (6 min)
Palestine: A Story of Colonialism and Resistance (5 min)
Gaza Explained (16 min)
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War in Palestine/Israel, 2023
for our work to continue.
ON THIS PAGE (Page One):
ACTION: Political advocacy, direct action, humanitarian aid, BDS action and more
NEWS, ANALYSIS, COMMENTARY: Some diverse news outlets
RESOURCES, PRINT & VIDEO: History of this war, knowing Gaza, informationabout Hamas, the larger picture, and more
SEE THESE PAGES ALSO:
SOLIDARITY: United Methodists in Action Go there
UMKR's Statement: "A Call to Our Church
in a Time of Moral Reckoning" See it
NEWS & ANALYSIS
UMKR does not guarantee or endorse all of the information and opinions published at these news outlets.
Some will have articles that we object to.
However, we have found their reporting to be generally reliable, and the analysis and commentary they provide is often valuable.
Middle East Eye
Jewish Voice for Peace Health Advisory Council
Health consequences of war on Gaza (casualties and more)
All Updates: https://www.jvphealth.org/blog-1