Jews Speak out for the Methodist Churches to Divest From Israel

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Jewish Voice for Peace

http://www.investinpeace.org

April 22, 2008

Dear Lo,

This week, Methodists have a chance to make history, but they need your support. They are gathering at their General Conference, a meeting that takes place once every four years, to make policy decisions for their 11.5 million member denomination.

They have already felt the sting of charges of anti-semitism for taking principled stands on the Israeli occupation, as well as considering selective divestment.

They need to hear from Jews and allies who are willing to stand up, tell the truth, and act for justice.

We’ve created a website for Methodist delegates (and Presbyterian delegates who are meeting in June) called “Invest in Peace.

Please send a photo and a short, positive message of support for our blog www.investinpeace.org. You can do this easily by sending an e-mail to investinpeace@jewishvoiceforpeace.org with a photograph attached and your personalized message in the body.

Feel free to use this sample message for suggestions:

Please vote for selective divestment from companies that benefit from the occupation. It is the most powerful, nonviolent way we, as Americans, have to pressure the Israeli government to end its occupation. Only through ending the occupation will we have a chance for a lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

We will make sure that the delegates get your message.

Sincerely,

Jewish Voice for Peace

http://www.investinpeace.org/

Please invest in peace and divest from occupation

Please vote for selective divestment from companies that benefit from the occupation. It is the most powerful, nonviolent way we, as Americans, have to pressure the Israeli government to end its occupation. Only through ending the occupation will we have a chance for a lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

Shalom,
Lorri