There are many ways to get involved with the EAPPI
A key part of EAPPI’s work is advocating for an end to the occupation and for a just peace. There are many actions everyone can take and many ways to be involved with EAPPI and the issues.
- Follow the writings of EAs
- Sign up to Checkpoint, our quarterly e-newsletter by emailing EAPPI
- Follow the blogs of recent EAs: Liz Allcock and Gwithian Doswell
- Newsletters from John Howard: Issue One and Issue Two
- Follow EAPPI on Twitter
- Join EAPPI on Facebook
- Apply to become an EA
- Read EAPPI factsheets
- Hear a returned EA speak or invite an EA to speak
- Organise a public meeting with a returned EA as the speaker in your area/meeting/church
- Publish EAs' reports and/or an article about the EAPPI in your church/meeting/community newsletter
- Ask us for leaflets about EAPPI to distribute in your church/meeting/community
- Learn more about ending trade with illegal settlements and sign-up to the settlement good boycott email list
- Support EAPPI by sending a donation (make cheques payable to BRITAIN YEARLY MEETING, with EAPPI on the back) to Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ. Or you can make a one-off donation or set up a direct debit to support EAPPI.
Act now to stop a new Israeli settelement in Hebron
From the briefing:
The Israeli settlers of Hebron are known for their use of violence and intimidation against their Palestinian neighbours. They already occupy four settlements in the heart of Hebron and two in Wadi al Hussein, the valley behind the Old City of Hebron. The settlements are illegal under international law but a dispute is currently underway as to whether they will be able to establish a new settlement in Wadi al Hussein. This would have serious human rights implications for the Palestinian families living around the site; would give the settlers a new strategic location to link with and expand existing settlements; would constitute a further breach of international law; and is especially significant given the current talks about peace negotiations.
The Israeli Supreme Court will make a judgement in the next 1-6 months but Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon will make the final decision. Please apply immediate and severe pressure to him, and to the Government of Israel as a whole to reject the new settlement at the Al Rajabi building in Hebron.
EAs take part in annual global focus for peace
World Week for Peace in Palestine-Israel 2013 took place in the last week of September with the theme of Jerusalem. A vigil took place at Friends House hosted by EAPPI and other partners which RC Bishop William Kenney and URC Rev Paul Dean led. Several EAs were also involved.
Make a one-off donation
To make a one-off gift and make a real difference today, please use the button below.
Make a regular donation
With a regular gift you can make a long-term impact through EAPPI. Click on the button below to set up a direct debit quickly and securely.
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Penny Stone, an Ecumenical Accompanier in 2010, has just written an award-winning political song, based on her experiences of her work on the ground.
The words are taken directly from testimonials of Israeli Defense Force soldiers as they speak out against the very things that they have done. These have been collected by an Israeli peace group that EAPPI works with called Breaking the Silence http://www.breakingthesilence.org.il/ in order to help wider Israeli society understand the nature of the occupation.
Sponsored walk raises £3,000 for EAPPI in 2012
Jane Harries has now completed the 17 days walking, 186 miles, and raised nearly £3,000 for EAPPI in the process. Radio interviews, articles in local papers and public meetings along the route have also raised awareness of the Quakers’ involvement in Israel-occupied Palestinian territories.
Take action for peace in Israel/Palestine
The EAPPI in Britain and Ireland is calling for:
- The conclusion of an inclusive peace process, which will reach a negotiated settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the basis of relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions.
- Compliance with international humanitarian law and human rights law by all parties.
- An immediate end to all construction activity by Israel in the Israeli settlements in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.
- The lifting of restrictions of movement on Palestinians within the West Bank and between the West Bank and Gaza Strip and an end to the blockade of the Gaza Strip, and restoration of the presumption of the freedom of movement.
For more information about any of the above, please contact us:
Quaker Peace & Social Witness,
173 -177 Euston Road,
Telephone: 020 7663 1144