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Resources from the Israel/Palestine Sunspots Episode with Ron Shive

Immediate Actions - Synod
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Resources for Staying Informed
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Gaza War

You and I are Witnessing and Enabling

the Worse Preventable Humanitarian Crisis in Our Generation?


What Can I Do?

 Call your elected officials in Washington and demand the following:


1.     Immediate, permanent ceasefire in the Gaza War

2.     Unhindered and adequate humanitarian aid to Gaza

3.     Release of all Israeli and Palestinian prisoners of war

4.     Withholding of all US military aid to Israel until the above conditions are met

5.     Palestinian free self-governance following the ceasefire


Call the following twice per week during business hours:

White House

Joe Biden – 202-456-1111 – comment line

202-456-1414 - switchboard

Or submit the above requests online to the White House:

US Senators’ and House Offices in Washington

Call the US Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121. The operator will connect you directly with the Senate or House office you request.           


Join and support the work of the Israel Palestine Mission Network of the PCUSA:


Get Involved Locally with Political Advocacy:  Friends of Sabeel North American (FOSNA) publicizes a lot of local advocacy:


Get Informed and Stay Up with Changing Realities in Gaza and the West Bank



Tolan, Sandy. The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East (New York: Bloomsbury USA, 2006).


Chacour, Elias, Blood Brothers: The Dramatic Story of Palestinian Christians Working for Peace (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Publishing Group, 2007).


Abuelaish, Izzeldin, I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity (New York: Bloomsbury USA, 2010).


Historical Documentary on 10/7: Al Jazeera on You Tube: October 7 | Al Jazeera Investigations - YouTube


Historical Background Resources:

Israel Palestine Mission Network of the PCUSA:


Live News Sources

 Al Jazeera English Live:


Daily News Feeds


Live Weekly Briefing/Podcast:

 Churches for Middle East Peace Live Briefing, Thursdays, 10:00-10:30 EDT:


Weekly Emails or Blogs:

Churches for Middle East Peace Weekly Briefing:

Peter Beinart Notebook:





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