Monday, July 21, 2014


The Faith Forum on Middle East Policy, of which Pax Christi USA is a member, sponsors a "Third Thursday for Israel-Palestine" action each month. This is the action for July. We encourage you to take action and to share this with others.


Also if you have not had an opportunity to give to our Special Appeal, please consider giving if you are able. You can click here to read more and give. Thanks!



July 2014 marks the 10-year anniversary of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) advisory opinion on the legality of Israel's construction of the separation barrier. In its opinion, the ICJ declared that the barrier being built by Israel in occupied Palestinian territory is illegal, that it should be torn down, and that those who have suffered as a consequence of its construction should be compensated. Yet 10 years later, the barrier remains, cutting into Palestinian territory and separating Palestinians from schools, work, and neighbors. Given its projected route, it is estimated that, if completed, around 85% of the barrier will run inside the West Bank, de facto annexing West Bank land and water resources to Israel.


As violence escalates throughout Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank, it is abundantly clear that the underlying causes of this human tragedy must be addressed. All aspects of Israel's illegal military occupation--including the barrier in the West Bank and the blockade on Gaza--will need to end, in order for a just and secure future to result.


Take action to end the violence - for today, and for the future.


Click here to see how you can call on Congress to stop U.S. complicity in suffering and to support U.S. policy for a just peace.  


If you send letters (sample letter included at the link above) or call your Members of Congress, you can find the contact information for your representative here and for your senators here.

In Christ's peace,


Johnny Zokovitch

Director of Communications, Pax Christi USA