News stories in recent months and opportunities for action, from and for the Palestine Portal community. (See previous news stories here. Previous action alerts are here.)
Kairos Groups Oppose Israel’s Annexation Plan
30 April 2020 – Kairos Palestine: The Dire Consequences of Israel’s “Coalition Government”
“The board of Kairos Palestine raises an alarm regarding the consequences of the third failed Israeli election in less than a year. The resulting coalition entered on April 20, 2020, combines two of the most right-wing parties—Bennie Gantz’s Blue and White and Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud—in a deal that directly threatens Palestinians’ freedom, health and human rights.” Read more
2 May 2020 – Kairos Palestine-Sweden: European Union has to be prepared to use sanctions against Israel (Photo: Anna Karin Hammar, Ecumenical Coordinator for Kairos Palestine-Sweden, holds sign saying “Preserve International Law.”)
“The new unity government of Israel has pulled out all the stops. Annexation of parts of the West Bank may become reality as early as July 1st. Such an annexation of any part of the West Bank would constitute a clear violation of international law. However, it would be in line with a majority of the Knesset and with the support of the U.S. government.” Read more
Fourteen church agencies and organizations urge Trump to lift sanctions and other restrictions on health care during Covid-19 pandemic
Protestants, Catholics and Christians of other traditions urge the Trump administration to make “goodwill gestures” that will demonstrate U.S. concern for the people of Iran, Syria and Gaza.
Regarding Gaza, they state: “The U.S. should end its support for the blockade of Gaza and immediately press Israel to ensure that medical supplies and technology are provided to Gaza, that patients needing treatment outside of Gaza are given the permits necessary for extended periods of treatment, and that family members, especially parents accompanying children, are also granted permits to travel.” See the letter
⚠️ ACTION ALERT Israel Must Release Palestinian Child Detainees Amid Covid-19
This petition from Defense for Children International–Palestine calls on Israeli authorities to take immediate action to release all Palestinian child detainees in Israeli prisons due to the rapid global spread of the COVID-19 virus.
SEE MORE & SIGN THE PETITION
Palestinian children imprisoned by Israeli authorities live in close proximity to each other, often in compromised sanitary conditions, with limited access to resources to maintain minimum hygiene routines, according to documentation collected by DCIP. COVID-19’s impact is exacerbated by these living conditions making Palestinian children in Israeli prisons and detention centers increasingly vulnerable. SIGN THE DCIP PETITION
⚠️ ACTION ALERT Open Letter to Church Leaders
From Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace (PCAP) – Calls on church leaders to take urgent action in this time of Covid-19 for the Palestinians in beseiged Gaza, by contacting the Israeli government and the U.S. Congress. See the letter AND take action to contact the Israeli Prime Minister at UMKR’s website
Kairos Palestine Easter Alert 2020
THEME: “Jerusalem is the foundation of our vision and our entire life. She is the city to which God gave a particular importance in the history of humanity.” This devotional resource for Holy Week 2020 provides readings for Maundy Thursday through Easter Sunday, plus suggestions for Reflection, Prayer and Action.
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The Contributors are: Patriarch Michel Sabbah, The Assembly of the Catholic Ordinaries of The Holy Land, Shatha Bannoura of the Kairos Youth Group, Defense for Children International-Palestine, Bishop Atallah Hanna, and Omar Harami of the Kairos Palestine Steering Committee and Sabeel Administrator. Share this resource with pastors, congregations and every church group.Download this resource
Spend Easter in Jerusalem (Virtually)!
This Easter, join our Sabeel elders from Jerusalem as they share lessons of liberation and spiritual survival in the midst of continued dispossession, health crises and international chaos.
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Let us gather together to remember that just as Jesus died on the cross to reveal the eternal, divinity is revealed in the midst of physical destruction. The live simulcast of prayers, readings, and hymns is intended to bring hearts closer together, as closures continue to separate us. We know that whether in person or online, wherever two or three assemble, God is there with us. Holy Saturday, 11 April 2020
12:00 noon (Eastern, US) / 9:00 am (Pacific, US) / 7:00 pm (Palestine). REGISTER WITH FOSNAYou will receive call-in details after registering.
U.S. Congressional Action for Palestinians in the time of COVID-19
Representatives Letter to State Department – February 2020
Thirty-one members of the House of Representatives sent a similar letter to the State Department in February, and they included a call to end U.S. support for Israel’s blockade of Gaza.See this story on The HillDownload the letter with signers
Faith leaders and organizations stand up to the U.S. Plan for “Peace to Prosperity”
On January 28, 2020, the United States announced and published its much-vaunted “Deal of the Century,” titled “Peace to Prosperity.” Faith leaders and organizations in Palestine, North America, Europe, and across the world responded immediately with outrage and protest. “An insult to history, humanity, the Palestinian people, and American dignity itself” reads the statement from Kairos Palestine. See opposition and calls for action from Palestinian Christians, and dozens of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim groups and denominations.
STATEMENTS FROM PALESTINIAN CHRISTIANS
Kairos Palestine (the Palestinian Christian movement in the Holy Land): “Today we ask churches and Christians across the globe to stand up in the face of injustice against the Palestinian people and demand their countries to reject categorically the so-called ‘deal of the century’, reiterating that neither peace nor justice can prevail unless justice is fulfilled, occupation is ended, and Palestinians are granted their full rights.”See their full statement
The Middle East Council of Churches: Secretary General states “the Palestinian cause is a rightful cause and addressing it through bargaining and trade-offs is unacceptable…. The Middle East Council of Churches….calls the international community to put an end to the injustice and restore the legitimate rights of the Palestinians. See his statement
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land: Statement from Bishop Azar includes calls for action by partner churches See his statement
Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem (above): Their statement on Trump’s plan includes a call to Palestinian leaders: “We also call upon all Palestinian political parties, factions, and leaders to meet to discuss all disputes, end the state of internal conflict, terminate division, and adopt a unified stand towards concluding the state building based on plurality and democratic values.” See their statement
Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace: “There can never be a just and lasting peace agreement without securing the freedom of the Palestinian people. To that end, we call upon our fellow Americans to reject the Trump Administration’s ‘Charade of the Century,’ and call for applying real accountability on Israel, by conditioning U.S. military aid to Israel on Israel ending the occupation See more
INTERNATIONAL FAITH-BASED RESPONSES
World Council of Churches: “This proposal was developed without meaningful participation by representatives of the Palestinian people, and primarily in line with long-stated Israeli objectives. It constitutes an ultimatum, rather than a real, sustainable or just solution. No just peace can be established for either Palestinians or Israelis with such a plan….WCC urges members of the international community not to support this proposal or to recognize its implementation unless and until a better plan has been negotiated and agreed with representatives of the Palestinian people and in compliance with the principles of international law….See more
ACT Alliance, Palestine Forum (large coalition of Protestant and Orthodox churches): “ACT Alliance condemns the US administration’s proposal – consistent with US policy shifts we have witnessed over the past years – as a blatant breach of international law, and we reiterate that any solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict must be negotiated and accepted by both sides…. In other words, the U.S. policy encourages annexation and exacerbates human rights violations in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) and the Golan Heights.” The statement includes a call to specific actions. See the statement
Lutheran World Federation: “Peace can never be unilaterally imposed,” write LWF president Archbishop Panti Filibus Musa and LWF General Secretary Rev Dr Martin Junge in a statement released on 29 January. “The plan ignores fundamental principles of international law and human rights conventions, as well as numerous UN General Assembly and UN Security Council resolutions, setting a dangerous precedent for the future.” See more
UNITED STATES CHURCHES AND FAITH GROUPS
Presiding Bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA): “I am very dismayed and disturbed by President Trump’s announcement of a “peace plan” that, I fear, will bring greater insecurity for Israelis and Palestinians instead of peace….Rather than drawing together Israelis and Palestinians to reach a peace accord, the effect of this plan will be further alienation and, I am afraid, more tension, with the possibility of new, violent responses. This path will not lead to peace with justice. It will not promote reconciliation. But it will reinforce extremists in Israel, in Palestine and throughout the
region, decreasing security for everyone.” See more
Stated Clerk of the General Assembly, Presbyterian Church USA: “This “deal” is little more than a cynical rephrasing of the conditions that have kept the Palestinian people under Israeli occupation for decades. It codifies Israel’s egregious theft of Palestinian land and would continue Israel’s military rule, even over the areas allocated to the so-called Palestinian state. It lacks any evidence of a true willingness to include the interests of the Palestinian community.” See more
Joint Statement, United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ: “…our responsible response is one of grave concern. We do not read the 181-page proposal as either realistic or just. We fear for its devastatingly deleterious effects on Palestinian rights, for its implications for international law and institutions, and for the possible consequences on the people living in an already untenable circumstance. We do not see God’s justice in it.” See more
Israel Palestine Mission Network (IPMN), Presbyterian Church USA: “There should be no surprise at the injustice of what has been proclaimed the “ultimate peace plan” for Palestine and Israel. For those who have paid attention, this is nothing new; it is simply the same old offer to share an ever-shrinking piece of power and opportunity, to a Palestinian community decimated already by ethnic cleansing. The plan is a house that the US has helped build over the last 50 years of Israeli military occupation….It is a patriarchal attitude which holds that those who win, those who have the power, get to decide what is left for those who have no clout, and even then, that those people should be grateful to have any remainders.” See more
Episcopal Peace Fellowship: Palestine Israel Network: “As an organization dedicated to working for true justice and peace for both Palestinians and Israelis, emphasizing political and human rights for Palestinians, the Palestine Israel Network of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship (EPF/PIN) condemns virtually every aspect of the US plan for resolving the Palestine-Israel conflict issued by President Trump on January 28, 2020. This plan should be of paramount interest to members of the Episcopal Church, for the Church has lent ardent support to the parish, educational, healthcare, and hospitality ministries of the Diocese of Jerusalem for many years….Our baptismal covenant to seek justice for all peoples compels us to speak out on what is at stake.” See more
Executive Director, Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP): “The proposed plan would further entrench the Israeli security establishment, ensuring that generations of Israeli young men and women will serve in a military tasked with continuing control of the Palestinian people. The inevitable result will be more human rights abuses, trauma, and violence.
This cannot stand.
In addition, as Christians, we must not stand by and let our faith be perverted. It is clear that Christian values are being weaponized in an attempt to give a veneer of moral legitimacy to a plan that is, in fact, meant to facilitate further Israeli control over Palestinian lives, land, and resources. The use of Judeo and Christian religious and spiritual imagery to justify political aims and agendas is idolatry. See more
American Muslims for Palestine: “The outlines of this plan are a recipe for more bloodshed, prolonging suffering in the Holy Land and across the Middle East. This is not a recipe for peace. The Trump administration in essence has embraced the stringent ideological positions and policies of Israel’s extreme right, acting as a conduit to channel these policies rather than policies based on human rights and international law,” stated Osama Abuirshaid, Executive Director of American Muslims for Palestine.
Therefore, this plan is dead on arrival. No Palestinian leader can accept it. And if any does, the Palestinian people will not, as it liquidates their rights that are enshrined by human rights and international law.” See more
Jewish Voice for Peace: “Rabbi Alissa Wise, Acting co-Executive Director of Jewish Voice for Peace, said: “This is in no way a peace plan – it’s an apartheid plan. It’s a distraction ploy by two warmongerers who are prioritizing their personal election campaigns over any semblance of statecraft. International law, global consensus and decades of U.S. policy concur that Palestinian land isn’t for Trump to give away nor for Netanyahu to steal….” See more
CANADIAN CHURCHES AND FAITH GROUPS
United Church of Canada: Letter sent to Prime Minister Trudeau, copied to Canada’s major political parties, to “urge Canada to maintain a principled policy position in accordance with international law, and to strongly oppose the Trump Administration’s “Middle East peace plan” for Israel and Palestine….We further call on Canada to urge other international leaders to denounce the notion that this “plan” could offer a framework through which peace could be negotiated.” See the full letter
Anglican Church of Canada: Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau calls on him “to maintain a principled policy position in accordance with international law, and to strongly, publicly oppose President Trump’s “Peace for Prosperity” plan….We lament with global and Canadian ecumenical partners that the Trump administration’s plan is far from being a “win-win” for Israelis and Palestinians. Rather, we recognize, with many others including Canada, peace with justice will not come by discounting or ignoring Palestinian rights and aspirations.” See this letter
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada: Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau states “Peace can never be unilaterally imposed. Palestinians must be meaningfully involved as part of any peace process. The recent U.S. plan entrenches the occupation. Any path to peace needs to be based on dignity, equality, human rights and self-determination. Ending the occupation is an essential first step for making the journey toward peace.” See their full letter
Presbyterian Church of Canada: Letter to Prime Minister, copied to major political parties, states: “We have heard from our partners in the Middle East…the desperation they feel. This plan cannot bring about peace between Israel and Palestine, as it leaves in place and even cements the very thing that furthers conflict: the occupation and the illegal practices that have characterized it. As such, this plan would set a dangerous precedent of enshrining as a “peace” framework what is fundamentally a violation of international law.” See this letter
Canadian Friends Service Committee (Quakers): “Any plan toward peace must involve all parties in the negotiation process. It must reflect the needs of all affected parties, not just the needs of the party in the more powerful position. A plan that ensures permanent Israeli power over many aspects of Palestinian life, allows for the further illegal annexation of Palestinian land (a grave violation of the international legal order with far reaching consequences), and grants to the Palestinian people a weak quasi-state with few actual powers, must be rejected in the strongest of terms.” See their full statement
KAIROS Canada: Open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudea calls on Canadian government “to renew its commitment to lasting peace by publicly rejecting this plan, immediately addressing the worsening humanitarian situation for Palestinians and working towards a just peace agreement rooted in the spirit of international law and human rights.” See the announcment and letter
Mennonite Central Committee Canada: Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau states “By rejecting this plan and insisting on a negotiated settlement between two parties based on international law, Canada can contribute to the conditions necessary for an actual just peace. To this end, MCC urges Canada to support diplomatic efforts—including United Nations resolutions—that seek to uphold international law and protect the rights, well-being, and dignity of the region’s peoples.” See this letter in EnglishThe letter in French
Canadian Friends of Sabeel: “With no Palestinians present in the room, President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu unveiled the plan, which:
– Legalizes all Israeli settlements, annexing them indefinitely for the Israeli state
– Organizes Palestinians into “bantustans” – drawing further parallels between Apartheid Israel and Apartheid South Africa
– Declares Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel
– Annexes the Jordan Valley
– Denies Palestinians the right of return
– Demands the demilitarization of the entire future Palestinian state See their email
UNITED KINGDOM CHURCHES AND FAITH GROUPS
The Church of Scotland: “Any resolution to this terrible situation needs to seriously consider the aspirations and rights of the Palestinian people to equality, justice, self-determination and freedom; enshrined within the parameters of international law. The ‘Peace to Prosperity’ plan flagrantly disregards the basic rights of the Palestinian people by unilaterally endorsing the demands and conditions of one side. In depriving one side of its most basic aspirations for equality and statehood, it risks making an already fragile situation worse.” See the statement
Catholic Bishops of England and Wales: Bishops reject “Peace for Prosperity” plan and insist on the upholding of international law and human rights for all in the Holy Land.
“…no proposal and no serious perspective could be reached without the agreement of the two peoples, Israelis and Palestinians. These proposals have to be based on equal rights and dignity. The plan “Peace-to-Prosperity” does not contain these conditions. It does not give dignity and rights to the Palestinians. It is to be considered a unilateral initiative, since it endorses almost all the demands of one side, the Israeli one….On the other hand, this plan does not really take into consideration the just demands of the Palestinian people to their homeland, human rights and a dignified life.” See the statement
Joint Call from UK Quakers, Sabeel-Kairos UK, and many partners: “The UK has repeatedly stated that annexation of part of the West Bank “would be contrary to international law, damaging to peace efforts and could not pass unchallenged.” Now is the time for the UK to outline what form such a challenge would take, and how it will work with other states to support the Palestinian people to attain their fundamental right to self-determination.” See more
OTHER FAITH COMMUNITIES AND COALITIONS
Palestine Israel Ecumenical Network, Australia: “The final instalment of the so called ‘Deal of the Century’ has been unveiled. The Peace to Prosperity, 181 page document has drawn world wide criticism and derision. Once again we see President Trump overriding international law to present this unilateral plan. It was telling that Netanyahu stood at the President’s side as Trump revealed the plan and has vowed to immediately implement the recommendations if reelected in the next Israeli elections.” See their email
⚠️ ACTION ALERT 2020, a year that will live in infamy. TIME TO STAND on the right side of history.
UMKR, a justice movement in the United Methodist Church, rejects the disgraceful Trump Administration plan for Israel/Palestine and calls all church members and ALL citizens of the world to 2 actions: contacting Congress and endorsing justice legislation for the UMC. See the alert with links for quick actionIMPORTANT:Organizations of all kinds are encouraged to endorse the UMKR church resolutions for Palestinian rights and universal human rights. See summaries of the church legislation and endorse _________________________________
⚠️ ACTION ALERT: No to Christian Support for the “Deal of the Century”
Kairos Palestine 10th Anniversary Conference and Sabeel International Gathering
29 November-7 December – The two premier Christian organizations in Palestine held their annual events back-to-back this year, creating a memorable experience for some 350 international supporters. We have the Kairos Palestine Conference Statement and 10th anniversary video, plus excellent reports from the UK, the US, and Australia.
“They will run and not grow weary” Kairos Palestine 10th Anniversary Conference Statement & Call to Action EXCERPTS: Meeting in Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, we are over 350 persons— women and men, young and old, lay and clergy, Palestinians and friends from all over the world—reaching out to the Church on the Tenth Anniversary of Kairos Palestine: A Moment of Truth.
Since the launch of “A Moment of Truth” ten years ago, life in Palestine has rapidly deteriorated under the illegal occupation by the State of Israel. The oppression is more aggressive and brutal.
….We are experiencing the continued dispossession of our land, our freedom and our human rights. ….While there have been strong, prophetic responses from the global Church….
For the most part, the global Church is failing us.
We are standing as if on the edge of a cliff, looking into an abyss.
….So, like those who stand watch upon the tower, we repeat our call and cry out again for your solidarity, your earnest prayers and your commitment to take action. Stand up and speak out in your own setting to insist on a just peace:
• Vigorously defend the rights of Palestinians…[and] all forms of creative and non-violent resistance including BDS….
• Recognize Israel as an apartheid state in terms of international law….
• …include the occupation and injustices in Palestine and Israel as part of any interfaith dialogue;
• …lead campaigns for church leaders and pilgrims to visit Bethlehem and other Palestinian communities in partnership with the Palestinian tourism sector… See the statement and call to action
A Video from Kairos Palestine: Ten Years of Prophetic Voice (6 mins) Presenting the movement that grew from the Kairos Palestine Document, the meaning of this Kairos moment, some that has been accomplished in the last 10 years, and Palestinian Chrisitan leaders young and old. See the video on Facebook; Like and Share it!
Reflections from Palestine
By Charlotte Marshall, United Kingdom
….It is difficult to see how I might summarise the next 9 days, and all of the rich, diverse, human, political, social, and religious topics covered in both conferences. The Kairos Palestine 10th Anniversary was both a celebration and a lament. So much achieved by Kairos Palestine, and all of the global Kairos movements around the world standing in solidarity with them. One of the most poignant moments for me was to see the current Kairos team handing over the Kairos movement to the younger generation – symbolised by passing on a lit candle. At the same time, we lamented the lack of response by many of the global churches to the Kairos call for justice, and the on-going deterioration of the situation in Palestine. This year in particular has seen several catastrophic developments….
….Kairos for Global Justice began a few years ago, and was the advent of a coordinated effort to gather the various global Kairos networks together, to plan joint actions, campaigns, and theological reflections, and consider how we might both support and resource one another. Since its inception we have gathered each year to create an action plan….
….what inspired me the most from our discussions this year at the conference was the idea of calling the global Church into ‘Status Confessionis’ regarding the situation in Palestine. Most well-known through the work of Bonhoeffer and his call to the German Church during Nazi rule, it literally means to call the Church to a ‘state of confessing,’ where there is a dire situation in which the church must stand up for the integrity of the gospel and the authority of the God it confesses.
….Following the Kairos Conference was Sabeel’s first international Gathering – a new format designed to work in partnership with many organisations in Palestine, to bring participants the most up-to-date analysis. Read the full report
MFSA Advent Devotion Week 4
By Bridget Cabrera, United States
Executive Director, MFSA (Methodist Federation for Social Action)
Over Thanksgiving and the whole first week of December, I had the opportunity to attend the 10th Anniversary of the Kairos Document and the International Sabeel Conference in Bethlehem, Palestine….
This was not my first time in the area; I had been twice before, but it had been nearly ten years since my last trip. I wish I could say that life there seemed better than before or that there has been progress made toward peace. Unfortunately, life on the ground is worse. One example is the checkpoints….
It is hard not to notice the rise of religious extremism, white supremacy, racism, capitalism, colonialism, and nationalism happening all over the world in addition to the rise in Christian Zionism….The use of religion to justify oppression is a manipulation of faith. Faith has always been held and developed by the marginalized and oppressed. For it to be used by the powerful to oppress the marginalized is in direct opposition to the Gospel.
Many people travel here to the Holy land to connect more with God by walking in the land where Jesus walked. As always I didn’t see God in the building or the stone, nor did I see God in the historic sites. Frankly, the commercialization of the holy sites being a booming business is offputting. Where did I see God? In the eyes and the stories of the Palestinian people. A people living under oppression with no end in sight but who somehow continue to have hope and continue to work for justice. See the report
PIEN Quarterly – December 2019 Palestine Israel Ecumenical Network, Australia This edition of the e-quarterly focuses on the recent gatherings in Palestine.
It also includes a video message from Rev. Naim Ateek, founder of Sabeel.
….The Conference was spent reflecting and evaluating on the past 10 years by looking at the historical, political and ecumenical changes that have occurred during this time. Despairingly the feedback was that the situation has only got worse, made more so with the installation of the Trump administration and the various announcements and blatant support for Israel that has ensued.
The Palestinian leaders commented that they and the global network need to review the way we work, to simplify the message and have clear objectives and practical actions. It was suggested that the Kairos document could be refashioned in a condensed form with a revived look and format including videos, podcasts etc. to capture the attention of the younger generation.
They lamented that on the whole, church hierarchy in Palestine, for various reasons, have not fully endorsed or supported the Kairos document. This lack of support is something Kairos Palestine plans to address more directly with the church hierarchy in an effort for these Palestinian churches to then speak up and engage the wider global church community.
Sabeel held its first International Gathering under a new format from previous times. The Conference was held in partnership with other organisations in Palestine and showcased their work as well as providing analysis and information on the current situation in Palestine. Along
with lecture style presentations, participants were taken on field trips to Churches, institutions and organisations both in Bethlehem and Jerusalem and were also treated to some excellent cultural activities….
The climax to the 5 day Conference was visiting Dar Al-Kalima University to watch amazing short films and to sample the culinary delights of their students. Rev Dr Mitri Raheb ended with a brilliant bible reflection on the Myth of the Christmas Story. Palestinian Theologians have a unique way of expounding on the biblical text that bring out the cultural and political context so aptly. See more in this e-newsletter
Archbishop Justin, you need some new Jewish friends
An open letter from Robert Cohen to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby Cohen’s letter provides an excellent analysis of how the charge of anti-Semitism was weaponized in the recent election in England. The parallels to similar patterns across Europe and in the U.S. are clear. Photo: Robert Cohen, a reporter and producer for BBC news for ten years, is one of the leading dissident Jewish voices on Israel-Palestine in Britain. See his powerful letter
Every week, Christians around the world join in prayer with Palestinian Christians, through the Wave of Prayer from the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem. Below are recent prayers as well as news bites from Sabeel: use the scroll bar to see more of them and click on any item, to read more at Sabeel’s website.
See the MFSA-UMKR webinar on May 13: UNITED METHODISTS SERVING IN PALESTINE. Find out how Palestinians are remaining steadfast during Covid-19 and how we can stand with them. Limited space- register soon! https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqfuiorjIqHd0iK3lqNE-4UciOwb5QFwzh?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=af8ee26e-d102-4482-8358-a0b8aae7e68d
One year ago today, @BettyMcCollum04 introduced #HR2407, a historic bill for Palestinian children's rights. Thank you for taking a stand to say that military detention is #NoWayToTreatAChild, Betty! http://ow.ly/mlXj50ztbW7