Key documents that often come up in discussions of Israel/Palestine within the ELCA:
Learn about the AMAZING ministries of Lutherans in Palestine and Jordan:
Recent articles on U.S. military aid to the State of Israel:
“Hellfire in Perspective: U.S. Military Aid to Israel Exceeds $100 Billion” (Ha’aretz-Israel’s largest newspaper, 8/18/14)
“U.S. Offers to Increase Military Aid to Israel” (New York Times, 7/1/16)
Relevant Books on Israel and Palestine:
Sandy Tolan, The Lemon Tree. [A good place to begin learning about the conflict through the stories of both an Israeli and a Palestinian family.]
Sandy Tolan, Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land.
Elias Chacour, Blood Brothers: The Dramatic Story of a Palestinian Christian Working for Peace in Israel.
Mitri Raheb, Faith in the Face of Empire.
Mitri Raheb, I Am a Palestinian Christian.
Beverly Milton-Edwards, The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A People’s War. [Academic, though very accessible history of the conflict and Israeli occupation.]
Tom Segev, One Palestine Complete. [An in-depth history of British colonialism in Palestine by a well-known mainstream Israeli journalist.]
Tom Segev, 1967: Israel, the War and the Year that Transformed the Middle East. [Israeli journalist’s perspective on the events prior to and subsequent to the 1967 war. Good analysis of Israeli social history of discrimination within Israeli society from that period.]
Jimmy Carter, Peace, Not Apartheid.