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Presbyterian Church’s Next Move Could be a Tipping Point in the Israeli Divestment Debate

posted on June 9, 2014

Jaweed Kaleem of The Huffington Post reports on an upcoming vote during the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), in which the denomination will decide whether or not to divest from companies perceived as contributing to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict—a move that major Jewish groups have criticized. “After years of failed attempts to remove at least $17 million of the church’s funds from Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions and Hewlett-Packard, a divestment measure could pass at the upcoming Detroit meeting, which begins Saturday, June 14 and runs for a week,” Kaleem writes. A church committee targeted the corporations because “their products are used in building Jewish settlements, running checkpoints and constructing the Israel-Gaza barrier.”

Read at The Huffington Post