ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton has issued a response to President Trump’s announced “Peace to Prosperity” document. The plan would “bring greater insecurity for Israelis and Palestinians instead of peace,” the statement read, in part.
“Rather than drawing together Israelis and Palestinians to reach a peace accord, the effect of this plan will be further alienation and, I am afraid, more tension, with the possibility of new, violent responses. This path will not lead to peace with justice. It will not promote reconciliation. But it will reinforce extremists in Israel, in Palestine and throughout the region, decreasing security for everyone.”