A Just Peace for Palestine
The Rev'd Canon Garth Hewitt is introduced by this interviewer as a prophet, so His Grace will not argue.
The vision of A Just Peace for Palestine:
We are committed to a just peace for Palestine that affirms the dignity of the Palestinian people, in accordance with their civil, political and human rights under international law.
The current treatment of Palestinians denies their basic rights and therefore does not offer any hope of a lasting peace.
We affirm that a just peace for Palestinians will also mean peace and security for Israelis.
We reject all forms of racism that treats any group as ‘lesser’ or inferior.
Though religion can be a source of division and conflict, Jews, Christians and Muslims – as well as those of other faiths or none – can share a common commitment to ‘Doing unto others as you would have them do to you’. Whether from a faith group or not, we affirm this as a good foundation for going forward.
We recognise the history of the suffering of the Jewish community through the centuries and particularly the horror of the Holocaust. We affirm our rejection of anti-Semitism as we commit ourselves to justice for the Palestinians.