Israel

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Google Plus Share to Google Plus Share by Email

Response to criticism of the October 5 letter on conditioning aid to Israel

AFSC joined 14 other church groups in calling on congress to condition the provision of U.S. military aid to Israel on Israel’s compliance with applicable U.S. laws. There were many responses to this letter, both critical and affirming. This letter responds to some of the critisism the letter received. 

October 5, 2012 Letter on Conditioning Aid to Israel

On October 5th, 2012 AFSC joined 14 other church groups in calling on congress to condition the provision of US military aid to Israel on Israel’s compliance with applicable U.S. laws. 

Three Israeli Conscientious Objectors Face Prison

For decades hundreds of Israeli youth have declared at different times and for different reasons that they will refuse to serve in the Israeli military as they see its actions as immoral.

Join the We Divest Campaign!

 Are your retirement funds supporting Israeli Occupation?

The Crisis in the Gulf: US Policy toward Iran

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 7:00pm

James Zogby

James Zogby

James Zogby

Part of a statewide tour by Dr. James Zogby, president of the Arab-American Institute

A lecturer and scholar on Middle East issues, U.S.-Arab relations, and the history of the Arab American community, Dr. Zogby appears frequently on television and radio. A regular guest on all the major network news programs and a featured blogger on The Huffington Post, he is the author of several books including Arab Voices and What Arabs Think: Values, Beliefs and Concerns.

Zogby flyer 3-20-12

James Zogby

James Zogby

James Zogby

James Zogby will speak in Des Moines on March 20, 2012.

We Divest FAQ

Roadblock Construction - Caterpillar

A militarized Caterpillar D9 bulldozer creates a roadblock in the West Bank

A militarized Caterpillar D9 bulldozer tears up a road in the occupied West Bank, blocking access to a Palestinian village.

Download our responses to frequently asked questions about AFSC's Israel-Palestine investment screen and our support for the Jewish Voice for Peace initiated "We Divest" campaign targeting TIAA-CREF.

Israel-Palestine No-buy List

The Wall

The Wall - Bethlehem

Following approval of an Israel-Palestine investment screen by AFSC’s board, a staff/board committee developed an implementation plan and “no-buy list”.  After careful consideration the committee decided to use a list of 29 companies compiled by the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church as the foundation for a new no-buy list.  This list was put together following extensive research described here and with assistance from the Who Profits team

Churches Support Palestinian Rights

AFSC, joining other US based Churches, recently signed a letter sent to the Heads of Christian Churches in Jerusalem reiterating our support for nonviolent Palestinian efforts to realize their rights, particularly their right to self determination.  A copy of the letter may be accessed below. 

We Want to End the Division

The protests and revolutions that have swept through the Middle East, have not left Palestine untouched.  Youth in Palestine began their own movement, calling for an end to the internal divisions between Palestinian political factions. In their eyes, the power struggle between Hamas, which runs Gaza, and Fatah, which runs the West Bank, has worsened their hopes for a peaceful, prosperous future.

Who we are

AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more

Where we work

AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.

Get AFSC's newsletter

AFSC Online