Toward a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine
“On the occasion of the 2018 World Week for Peace in Israel and Palestine (16-23 September) and in recognition of the International Day of Peace (21 September) and the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Pax Christi International strongly reaffirms its commitment to advocate for a just and sustainable peace to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that recognises and protects the dignity and human rights of every woman, man and child.”
—Pax Christi International Statement, World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel, 2018
2018 marked the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, the expulsion of more than 750,000 Palestinians from their homes and the destruction of over 400 Palestinian villages to make way for the new state of Israel. There is an urgent need for a renewed commitment to end human rights violations in the Holy Land and to reach a just and sustainable solution guaranteeing the rights of both Israelis and Palestinians in accordance with international law. It is crucial that both Israel and Palestine return to the negotiating table and begin a dialogue rooted in mutual respect. Pax Christi International continued to call for the international community to address the occupation in the Palestinian territories and international law violations, to support human rights defenders, and to commit to a renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
For more information, see our 2016 position paper calling for renewed commitment for a new Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
Please see this video with our new Board Member Nora Carmi as part of the 12 hopes campaign of our partner World Council of Churches.