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Palestinian Refugees and the Right of Return

Approximately 750,000 Palestinians were displaced and became refugees as a result of the 1948 war which led to the founding of Israel.  None of these displaced persons were ever allowed to return to the homes or communities from which they were displaced and the Palestinian refugee population has continued to grow in the time that has passed since 1948.  Today there are more than 7 million Palestinian refugees scattered around the world.  The reality of Palestinian forced displacement is at the core of the Palestinian experience and the Palestinian refugee issue is at the hea

Condition US Military Aid to Israel on Respect for Human Rights

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 US laws.  We joined together with these other groups because the content of the letter is consistent with AFSC’s belief that continued unconditional U.S. military assistance to Israel helps sustain the conflict, undermines the long-term security interests of both Israelis and Palestinians, and forestalls the realization of a just and lasting peace.  US policy must change.

Response to Criticism of the October 5 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 US laws.  We joined together with these other groups because the content of the letter is consistent with AFSC’s belief that continued unconditional U.S. military assistance to Israel helps sustain the conflict, undermines the long-term security interests of both Israelis and Palestinians, and forestalls the realization of a just and lasting peace.  US policy must change.

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 US laws.  We joined together with these other groups because the content of the letter is consistent with AFSC’s belief that continued unconditional U.S. military assistance to Israel helps sustain the conflict, undermines the long-term security interests of both Israelis and Palestinians, and forestalls the realization of a just and lasting peace.  US policy must change.

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