Much of Palestine Portal is designed to assist activists who need specific resources, want to find out what others are working on, or are looking for the right campaign for their community. Both experienced Israel/Palestine activists and those coming to this issue for the first time will find a wealth of materials and avenues of action. Following are a few suggestions, but many other areas of the website provide specific resources and action opportunities.
What is BDS?
So much of today’s church-based justice action for the Holy Land is linked to the BDS movement. Find out what that is and how you can participate.
The “B” in BDS: Something that any individual can do themselves and encourage others to support. There are many dynamic boycott campaigns that church advocates can bring to and expand in their communities.
The “D” in BDS: This is probably the area of action that has seen the most focus and success in church-based advocacy in the US, and something that all church justice advocates need to know about.
This includes the “S” in BDS and more: Sanctions are usually understood as government sanctions, but political advocacy can go beyond calling for this type of government action. Advocating for and achieving U.S. policies that champion universal human rights and the enforcement international law in Israel/Palestine is perhaps the most crucial work needed today to achieve a just peace in the future. Find out how church advocates are addressing this need.
Guides and Toolkits
A collection of “How To” resources to assist you in justice advocacy, from organizing a meeting to engaging elected officials and more. We will keep adding to these, so check back soon!
One of the best ways to reach any group and motivate them – show a movie! We have many excellent films that can lead to a lively discussion and action to follow.
Find some of the most active networks that are organizing campus advocacy for justice in Israel/Palestine today.
A plethora of sources to find current news and commentary, valuable information from and about Israel/Palestine and much more, from organizations and outlets in the Middle East, the United States, and around the world.
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