Presbyterians, Debating Israeli Occupation, Narrowly Vote to Divest Holdings

After passionate debate over how best to help break the deadlock between Israel and the Palestinians, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted on Friday at its general convention to divest from three companies that it says supply Israel with equipment used in the occupation of Palestinian territory.

The vote, by a count of 310 to 303, was watched closely in Washington and Jerusalem and by Palestinians as a sign of momentum for a movement to pressure Israel to stop building settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem and end the occupation, with a campaign known as B.D.S., for Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions.

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2 comments on “Presbyterians, Debating Israeli Occupation, Narrowly Vote to Divest Holdings

  1. tjmcmahon says:

    “The companies the church has targeted for divestment are Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard and Motorola Solutions.”

    One assumes, therefore, that the delegates refused to read any literature printed on HP printers, or went whole hog and refused to read any printed matter whatsoever, since there is virtually nothing printed that does not result in HP getting a small profit from its patents.

    Likewise, they all gave up their cellular communications equipment. And probably a large part of all other communications or electronic equipment, because Motorola chips are pervasive.

    And they refused to drive home on any road constructed using Caterpillar equipment.

  2. Jim the Puritan says:

    Unfortunately, the PCUSA has been taken over by the Hard Left.