C042 on Opposing Israel's Apartheid

Resolved, That the General Convention of the Episcopal Church recognize that Israel’s discriminatory legal system and treatment of the Palestinians correspond to the definitions of apartheid elaborated in the International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid and set out in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court; and be it further

Resolved, that the General Convention condemn Israel’s apartheid system as antithetical to the Gospel message and to our Baptismal Covenant to “strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being;” and be it further

Resolved, that the General Convention, recognizing the complicity of the U.S. government in supporting and protecting Israel in its apartheid practices against the Palestinians, and deeming that support antithetical to America’s fundamental values, call on the President and the U.S. Congress to condemn and oppose Israel’s apartheid by all appropriate means, replacing economic aid to Israel with economic aid to the Palestinians.