Public Statement | Christian Leaders Urge RNC & DNC to Change Israel/Palestine Platforms
The letter called for the parties to ensure their respective platforms include “both a commitment to Israel and its security and a commitment to Palestinian rights. It should include clear opposition to ongoing occupation, settlement expansion and any form of unilateral annexation of territory in the West Bank.”
Israel is considering whether to annex large parts of the West Bank as early as this month, with the U.S. government supporting and coordinating the annexation. What does this mean? How will this impact the daily lives of Palestinians and the prospect for peace?
We know COVID-19 will have a disproportionate impact on those already marginalized, including Palestinians living under occupation. Congress and the Administration must take immediate action to ensure U.S. policy helps end the occupation and alleviate the suffering of Palestinians. During this time of physical distancing, we encourage you to reach out to your elected officials to demand they enact policies that will help contribute to a just future for all in Israel/Palestine.