Kairos Palestine


Country/TerritoryPalestinian Authority
In their own words“We are a Christian Palestinian movement, born out of the Kairos Document, which advocates for ending the Israeli occupation and achieving a just solution to the conflict”


  • Kairos Palestine does not include any financial data, donor information, or sources of funding on its website, reflecting a complete lack of transparency and accountability.


BDS Activities

  • According to its website, “Kairos Palestine supports the global campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions…By advocating for BDS, Christians worldwide should be mobilized to engage in, at least one or more of BDS activities and objectives, and to investigate the investment funds of their churches in order to put nonviolent pressure on companies and governments through adopting advocacy campaigns for BDS.”
  • In December 2020, Kairos Palestine launched a “BDS Toolkit: Boycott,Divestment, Sanctions: Resisiting Apartheid & Racism” for the purposes of “providing important information and educating people about why economic actions are needed to make change in Israel’s record of human rights violations against Palestine.”
  • In July 2020, Kairos Palestine published a Cry for Hope: A Decisive Call for Action,” which called on Christian supporters to “take actions to end Israel’s occupation, including boycotts against Israel.”
  • In May 2019, Kairos Palestine was a signatory on a statement calling on the German Bundestag to revoke a joint resolution defining BDS campaigns against Israel as antisemitic.
  • In June 2017, Kairos Palestine was a signatory to an “Open Letter” from the National Coalition of Christian Organizations in Palestine to the World Council of Churches that accuses Israel of “Discrimination and inequality, military occupation and systematic oppression.” The letter calls upon the WCC to “recognize Israel as an apartheid state,” and “unequivocally condemn the Balfour declaration as unjust, and that you demand from the UK that it asks forgiveness from the Palestinian people and compensates for the losses.” The letter also defends “our right and duty to resist the occupation creatively and nonviolently,” through “economic measures that pressure Israel to stop the occupation…in response to Israel’s war on BDS. We ask that you intensity those measures.”

Kairos Palestine Document

  • In 2009, a group of thirteen Palestinian Christian clergy, many of whom are anti-Israel activists and pro-BDS campaigners, drafted the Kairos Palestine Document
  • The Document called for churches to “stand against injustice and apartheid…[and] revisit theologies that justify crimes perpetrated against our people and the dispossession of the land,” and “an economic and commercial boycott of everything produced by the occupation.”
  • The Kairos Palestine Document also drew criticism for rationalizing, justifying, and trivializing terrorism, calling it “legal resistance,” and ignoring Palestinian terror, rejectionism, and legitimate Israeli security concerns. Joseph Puder, founder and director of the Interfaith Taskforce for America and Israel, has referred to the Kairos Palestine Document as “essentially a copy of Hamas and Fatah ‘talking points’ wrapped in religious packaging.”
  • The Document continues to be used by numerous NGOs as a tool to target Israel and bolster BDS campaigns worldwide. (Click here to read NGO Monitor’s Key Issue on “The Kairos Palestine Document.”)


All Articles about Kairos Palestine