U.S. President Donald Trump has recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in a speech delivered at the White House. Trump also said that the U.S. embassy will be moved to Jerusalem. In so doing, he has upended decades of US foreign policy, effectively handing Israel a blank check for its illegal annexation of Jerusalem and legitimizing Israel’s ongoing displacement and disenfranchisement of the Palestinian residents of the city.
Advocacy for Jerusalem on Palestine Portal
Ecumenical, denominational, and secular activist organizations in the U.S. and globally have come out immediately and strongly against this action. The Palestine Portal has statements, open letters, and action alerts from church bodies and prominent organizations about this unprecedented and dangerous action on Jerusalem. More are coming in and we will be updating daily. There are resources to help in understanding the history and current status of Jerusalem, which is – as Israeli peace activist Daniel Seidemann has said – “ground zero” of the Israel-Palestine issue. Visit Palestine Portal to see these statements and resources and to take action.
Advocacy with our partners at Friends of Sabeel – North America (FOSNA)
- Help FOSNA build our Palestinian base by sharing this powerful letter written by Palestinian staff and members about Jerusalem and asking your Palestinian friends to sign on.
- You can print out postcards and have folks mail them to their congress members to prevent the embassy move here.
- Email your congress members here with UCC and here with JVP.