The PIEF is an international, inter-church advocacy initiative for peace in Israel and Palestine

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    PIEF will function as an alert and agile rallying forum by focusing actions on current issues such as:

    • Illegal Israeli settlements (by-pass roads and checkpoints, the security-military forces engaged to defend illegal settlements, products and services exported from illegal Israeli settlements etc)
    • Gaza and the Goldstone report
    • Human rights and international law in Israel and Palestine
    • Economics of the occupation/boycott-divestment-sanctions/fair trade products
    • Emigration - Palestinian Christian populations in Palestine and Israel
    • Freedom of movement/residency rights/access to holy sites for local communities
    • The separation wall
    • Forced evictions and demolitions
    • Refugees/right to return
    • Internally displaced people
    • Status of Jerusalem

    Focus will also be on theological debates and actions of churches in opposing the occupation. One such example is the Kairos call from a group of Palestinian Christians pronouncing a word of faith, and hope from the heart of Palestinian suffering.